HiSAM Free Events

June 2016

Lynne Nakasone, grandmaster of Okinamwan dance, wearing white beard and costume as an older Japanese man. She is surrounded by 4 women and 2 children, also dressed in traditional Japanese dress.

ART LUNCH: Hooge Ryu Hana Nuuzi no Kai Nakasone Dance Academy ~ Okinawan Dance Then and Now
Tuesday, June 28  |  12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.  |  First Floor Multipurpose Room

The Nakasone Dance Academy led by Grandmaster Lynne Yoshiko Nakasone will present a traditional court dance, as well as new choreographed ones so that you can feel and see the transition of culture through dance. For more details: Art Lunch.


July 2016

Al Harrington on left holding ‘ukulele, smiling Starr Kalahiki in the middle, and Ginai smiling on right

First Friday: 5th Annual Evening of Jazz
Friday, July 1 |  6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.  |  HiSAM

Enjoy this annual tradition with jazz performances by Al Harrington, Ginai, Starr Kalahiki and Renee Ebalarosa, with back-up provided by the Mike Lewis and Friends Band, and special guest Wally Amos. For more details: First Friday.


a variety of 2d shapes: triangles, squares, circles, amophous shapes in various colors and designed

Second Saturday: Art + Engineering ~ Building with Shapes!
Saturday, July 9  |  11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.  |  First Floor Multipurpose Room

Get into SHAPES and combine your creations into your own unique abstract sculpture. For more details: Second Saturday.


End of ‘ukeke (indigenous stringed Hawaiian instrument) close=up

Art Lunch: Mahi LaPierre ~ `Ukēkē: The Indigenous Stringed-Instrument of Hawaiʻi
Tuesday, July 26  |  12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.  |  First Floor Multipurpose Room

Mahi La Pierre will be bringing a quiver of ʻūkēkē and share how these instruments are made and how to play them. For more details about his lecture: Art Lunch.