Statewide Arts & Culture Calendar

 

Female taiko performer in foreground with other performers in background

The following events are sponsored all or in part by the Hawai‘i State Foundation on Culture and the Arts or the HSFCA Biennium Grants program, that provides public funding to support projects designed to preserve and further culture, the arts, history, and/or the humanities beneficial to Hawai‘i, or in partnership with the University of Hawai‘i Outreach College Statewide Cultural Extension Program (SCEP). Program availability and information is subject to change without notice; please contact the hosting organizations to confirm program information.

Statewide

CALL FOR ARTISTS

Honolulu Printmakers 89th Annual Exhibition
A juried exhibition open to works in all printmaking media, including lithographs, screenprints, relief, intaglio, monoprints, letterpress, artists’ books, digital prints and print-based installations. Work must have been created within the last three years, may not have been previously shown in the last 3 years, and may not have been previously shown in a juried exhibition on O‘ahu. 
Entry day for O‘ahu entries: Feb. 24, 2017 from 2:00-6:00 p.m. at the Honolulu Museum of Art School Gallery. Deadline for neighbor island entries: must be received by Feb. 20, 2017. For more information, please call 808-836-5507 or check website: www.honoluluprintmakers.org.

O‘ahu

DANCE

Alvin Ailey II: The Next Generation of Dance
2.14.17  |  7:30 p.m.  |  Neil S. Blaisdell Concert Center
Universally renowned for their “off-the-charts” energy, the talented dancers of Ailey II translate their strength and agility into captivating performances. Presented by Ballet Hawaii. Click here for more information, including ticket prices: Ballet Hawaii.

EXHIBITIONS
All exhibitions listed are free and open to the public.

ACCESSION
9.04.15 – TBD  |  Hawai‘i State Art Museum, 2nd Floor, 250 S. Hotel Street

Celebrating Hawai‘i with My Family and Friends
On view through 4/2017  |  Hawai‘i Convention Center, Pa Kamali‘i Courtyard

Earth, Sky, Time, Light, Space: The Ceramic Art of Wayne Higby
1.16.17 – 2.17.17  |  University of Hawai‘i Art Gallery, McCarthy Mall
Walk through with the artist scheduled 2.07.17 from 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. Free to the public.

54th Annual Hawai‘i Regional Scholastic Art Awards Exhibition
2.24.17 – 4.07.17  |  Hawai‘i State Art Museum, 2nd Floor, 250 S. Hotel Street

HAWAI‘I: Change and Continuity
9.04.15 – TBD  |  Hawai‘i State Art Museum, 2nd Floor, 250 S. Hotel Street

He Makana: The Gertrude Mary Joan Damon Haig Collection
12.06.12 – TBD  |  Hawai‘i State Art Museum, 2nd Floor, 250 S. Hotel Street

Honolulu Printmakers 89th Annual Exhibition
3.01.17 – 3.22.17  |  Honolulu Museum of Art School Gallery

Voyaging: The Art of Wayfinding
1.29.17 – 3.05.17  |  2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.  |  Gallery ‘Iolani, Windward Community College
This exhibit tells the story of Polynesian voyaging through art and was previously on view at the Hawai‘i State Art Museum. Click here for a list of events held in conjunction with the exhibit: Gallery ‘Iolani. Click here for more information about the exhibit: Voyaging.

HISTORY AND HUMANITIES

Windward District Hawai‘i History Day 2017
2.18.17  |  7:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.  |  King Intermediate School, Kane‘ohe
Hawai‘i History Day is a year-long history education program that invigorates the teaching and learning of history in grades 4-12. History Day culminates in the presentation and evaluation of these projects at school, district, state and national history days. Presented by the Hawai‘i Council for the Humanities. For more information and schedule of the day: Windward District.

Central District Hawai‘i History Day 2017
2.25.17  |  7:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.  |  Mililani High School
Hawai‘i History Day is a year-long history education program that invigorates the teaching and learning of history in grades 4-12. History Day culminates in the presentation and evaluation of these projects at school, district, state and national history days. Presented by the Hawai‘i Council for the Humanities. For more information and schedule of the day: Central District.

Honolulu District Hawai‘i History Day 2017
3.04.17  |  7:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.  |  Chaminade University
Hawai‘i History Day is a year-long history education program that invigorates the teaching and learning of history in grades 4-12. History Day culminates in the presentation and evaluation of these projects at school, district, state and national history days. Presented by the Hawai‘i Council for the Humanities. For more information and schedule of the day: Honolulu District.

Leeward District Hawai‘i History Day 2017
3.11.17  |  7:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.  |  ‘Ilima Intermediate School, Ewa Beach
Hawai‘i History Day is a year-long history education program that invigorates the teaching and learning of history in grades 4-12. History Day culminates in the presentation and evaluation of these projects at school, district, state and national history days. Presented by the Hawai‘i Council for the Humanities. For more information and schedule of the day: Leeward District.

LECTURES

Light Falling on Grass
2.09.17  |  4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.  |  University of Hawai‘i at Manoa, Art Building, Room 101
A public lecture by Wayne Higby, presented by the Intersections Visiting Artist Program, University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa Department of Art & Art History. Free and open to the public.

Amze Emmons: Honolulu Printmakers 89th Annual Exhibition Juror’s Lecture 
2.26.17  |  4:00 p.m.  |  Honolulu Museum of Art School
A lecture by artist, educator, and writer Amze Emmons, the juror for this year’s Honolulu Printmakers Annual Exhibit. Free and open to the public.

Art Lunch: Linda Park Moriarty ~ Shell Leis of Ni‘ihau
2.28.17  |  12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.  |  First Floor Multipurpose Room
Linda Park Moriarty, author of Ni’ihau Shell Leis, will share her deep knowledge and long experience working with the unique shell leis produced only on the Hawaiian island of Ni‘ihau.

The Great Navigators of Earth
2.28.17  |  3:00 p.m.  |  Hale La‘akea, WCC Library Learning Commons Executive Conference Room
Hōkūleʻa crew member and apprentice navigator Brad Kaʻaleleo Wong will share his experiences on the Mālama Honua Worldwide Voyage and the importance for us to take responsibility and action in caring for island Earth. Brad recently returned from the Panama voyage leg which started in Key West, Florida to the Panama Canal and back into the Pacific Ocean. He has also sailed on other legs, including Leg 4: Tahiti to Samoa and Leg 17: Brazil to the Virgin Islands. Free and open to the public.

Gallery Iolani: Ian Masterson ~ Nā One Hānau o Hōkūleʻa: Terrestrializing Cosmic Space in Hakipuʻu
3.05.17  |  3:00 p.m.  |  Hale La‘akea, WCC Library Learning Commons Executive Conference Room
Why is Hakipuʻu the birthplace of the voyaging canoe Hōkūleʻa where she returns upon completing each voyage? That is where the stars bring those voyaging up from the south rested after a long voyage to Oʻahu from distant islands, a place where they could back sight the homeland, continuing to watch all the stars rise from the sea of Kai Koʻolau. Free and open to the public.

LITERARY ARTS

Poetry Out Loud Hawai‘i State Finals
2.12.17  |  11:00 a.m.  |  Tenney Theatre, Cathedral of St. Andrew
Come cheer on the 14 young poets in this year’s competition, with a reception immediately following. Free and open to the public. Cathedral of St. Andrew, 229 Queen Emma Square, Honolulu, 96813

MEDIA

Voyage of the Hōkūleʻa
2.07.17  |  5:30 pm  |  Hale La‘akea, Windward Community College Library Learning Commons Executive Conference Room
The National Geographic Society 1977 documentary, The Voyage of the Hokule’a, tells the story of the preparation, sacrifice, and conflict that crew members underwent as they prepared for the 1976 voyage to Tahiti. Original crew member, James Kimo Hugho, whose story and struggle is depicted in the film, will introduce the film and share his experiences leading up to the voyage in 1976. Free and open to the public.

Stories of Our People
Sundays  |  8:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.  |  KEWE-1240 AM and 95.5 FM
A twenty-six week radio series presented by the Portuguese Association of Maui offers informational history and culture segments on the Sounds of Portugal radio show (KEWE 1240 AM/95.5 FM/KEWE 1240.com).

MUSIC

Maligned Master: Setting the Record Straight on Salieri
2.12.17  |  4:00 p.m.  |  Doris Duke Theatre
2.13.17  |  7:30 p.m.  |  Paliku Theatre
Hosted by anchorman and Mozart aficionado Joe Moore, “Maligned Master: Setting the Record Straight on Salieri” features the Spring Wind Octet performing the glorious music of the maligned master, Antonio Salieri. For more information, call 489-5038 or email: info@chambermusichawaii.org.

First Friday: Airforce Band of the Pacific
3.03.17  |  6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.  |  HiSAM
Enjoy a great night of art and music with the United States Air Force Band of the Pacific – Hawai‘i. Free and open to the public.

THEATRE

Buffalo’ed
1.26.17 – 2.25.17  |  Kumu Kahua Theatre
The Hawai‘i premiere of a play by Jeannie Barroga, a drama of our forgotten history. Performances Thurs.-Sat., at 8 p.m. & Sundays at 2 p.m. Kumu Kahua Theatre, 46 Merchant St. For more information, including ticket prices, call 536-4441.

Plantation Plays
2.11.17 – 2.16.17 (Saturdays & Sundays)  |  10:00 a.m. & 2:00 p.m. each day  |  Hawai‘i’s Plantation Village
Three local playwrights, Courtney Takabayashi, Kirsteyn Trombetta, and Kiki, have created site specific work for the Leeward Community College Theatre’s annual children’s theatre production. For more information, including ticket prices: Leeward Community College.

Home
2.11.17 – 2.25.17 (Saturdays) at 9:30 a.m. & 11:30 a.m.  |  2.18.17 at 11:30 a.m.: Sensory Friendly ASL Performance
This age-appropriate work explores the value of a shelter. What is a home? What happens when you do not have one? Geared to children age 3+. Honolulu Theatre for Youth, Tenney Theatre, 229 Queen Emma Square, Honolulu. For more information, including ticket prices: Honolulu Theatre for Youth.

WORKSHOPS & DEMONSTRATIONS

Second Saturday: Hawai‘i Watercolor Society
2.11.17  |  11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.  |  First Floor Multipurpose Room
Get ready for Valentine’s Day with help from the Hawai‘i Watercolor Society. Free and open to the public.

University of Hawai‘i at Manoa: Pacific New Media
1.01.2017 – 5.31.2017
Seminars and intensive workshops for digital imaging & design, film/video/multimedia, creative foundations, photography, social media, and web/mobile design. Spring schedule runs from 1/2017 – 5/2017. For more information, including course schedule, enrollment, and fees, please contact the Pacific New Media program of the University of Hawai‘i Outreach College at (808) 956-8244, email: pnm@hawaii.edu, or check website: www.outreach.hawaii.edu.

Hawai‘i Island

HISTORY AND HUMANITIES

Hawai‘i District Hawai‘i History Day 2017
3.11.17  |  7:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.  |  University of Hawai‘i – Hilo
Hawai‘i History Day is a year-long history education program that invigorates the teaching and learning of history in grades 4-12. History Day culminates in the presentation and evaluation of these projects at school, district, state and national history days. Presented by the Hawai‘i Council for the Humanities. For more information and schedule of the day: Hawai‘i District.

MUSIC

In Concert: Eroica Trio
2.15.17  |  7:30 p.m.  |  University of Hawai‘i Hilo Performing Arts Center
Presented by the Hawai‘i Concert Society. Click here for more information, including ticket prices: Hawaii Concert Society.

Kings and Queens: Intimate Music by & for Themselves
2.19.17  |  3:30 p.m.  |  Lutheran Church of the Holy Trinity, Kailua-Kona
A performance by the Early Music Hawaii Chamber Singers. Click here for more information, including ticket prices: Early Music Hawaii.

John Keawe ~ A Tribute to Slack Key
2.25.17  |  2:00-3:00 p.m.  |  Kailua-Kona Public Library
John Keawe shares the history of slack key and shares his many compositions both instrumentally and vocally – all in his own distinct style. Presented by University of Hawai‘i at Manoa Outreach College Statewide Cultural Extension Program. Free to the public.

MUSICAL THEATRE

Jesus Christ Superstar
2.10.17 – 3.12.17
The Aloha Performing Arts Company will be presenting the hard driving rock opera by the legendary team of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice. For more information, including show dates, times, and ticket prices: Aloha Performing Arts Company, 79-7384 Mamalahoa Hwy. Kainaliu, HI 96750, (808) 322-9924.

VISUAL ARTS

South Kona Artists Collective Studio Tour
2.25.17 & 2.26.17  |   10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Twenty two South Kona Artists will open their studio’s or present displays of their work. Free. More information about the tour available here: SKEA Studio Tour.

Kaua‘i

HISTORY AND HUMANITIES

Kaua‘i District Hawai‘i History Day 2017
2.25.17  |  7:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.  |  Mililani High School
Hawai‘i History Day is a year-long history education program that invigorates the teaching and learning of history in grades 4-12. History Day culminates in the presentation and evaluation of these projects at school, district, state and national history days. Presented by the Hawai‘i Council for the Humanities. For more information and schedule of the day: Kaua‘i District.

MUSIC

Polish Up Your Dancing Shoes for Swing Time Music! ~ E Kanikapila Kakou 2017
2.13.17  |  6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
The Kahulanui Big Island Nine-Member Swing Band will get you on the dance floor! Kauai Beach Resort Jasmine Ballroom. Free and open to the public.

Weeeeha! It’s going to be an ‘Uwehe, Ami & Slide Kind of Evening! ~ E Kanikapila Kakou 2017
2.20.17  |  6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
An evening of music and dance featuring the Malie Foundation with Community Hula Night. Kauai Beach Resort Jasmine Ballroom. Free and open to the public.

The Stars Will Be Shining on Us! ~ E Kanikapila Kakou 2017
2.27.17  |  6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Enjoy a performance by Herb Ohta Jr., David Kamakahi, and Jon Yamasato. Kauai Beach Resort Jasmine Ballroom. Free and open to the public.

Maui County

DANCE

Rosie Herrera Dance Theatre
2.09.17  |  7:30 p.m.  |  Castle Theater at the Maui Arts and Cultural Center
Rosie Herrera Dance Theatre has quickly become a beloved fixture in the contemporary arts scene in Miami. For their Maui debut, they will perform Cookie’s Kid and excerpts from Dining Alone. Click here for more information, including ticket prices: Maui Arts and Cultural Center.

Ailey II
2.16.17  |  7:30 p.m.  |  Castle Theater at the Maui Arts and Cultural Center
For more than forty years, Ailey II has merged the spirit and energy of the country’s best young dance talent with the passion and creative vision of today’s most outstanding emerging choreographers. Click here for more information, including ticket prices: Maui Arts and Cultural Center.

HISTORY AND HUMANITIES

Maui District Hawai‘i History Day 2017
2.18.17  |  7:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.  |  University of Hawai‘i Maui College, Kahului
Hawai‘i History Day is a year-long history education program that invigorates the teaching and learning of history in grades 4-12. History Day culminates in the presentation and evaluation of these projects at school, district, state and national history days. Presented by the Hawai‘i Council for the Humanities. For more information and schedule of the day: Maui District.

Moloka‘i District Hawai‘i History Day 2017
3.07.17  |  7:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.  |  University of Hawai‘i Maui College, Kahului
Hawai‘i History Day is a year-long history education program that invigorates the teaching and learning of history in grades 4-12. History Day culminates in the presentation and evaluation of these projects at school, district, state and national history days. Presented by the Hawai‘i Council for the Humanities. For more information and schedule of the day: Moloka‘i District.