HiSAM Free Events

January 2017

a photo of the HiSAM building at night

First Friday: Jazz Performance by the Black Reds
Friday, January 6  |  6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.  |  HiSAM

The Black Reds (jazz three piece – Martin Doluz on tenor sax, Kevin Holder on bass, James Ganeko on drums) will be playing cool jazz and ballads mixed with occasional up-tempo blues. For details: First Friday.


Colorful red rooster made of paper in celebration of the Year of the Rooster, Chinese New Year celebration

Second Saturday: Hung Hee Fat Choy! ~ A Chinese New Year Celebration
Saturday, January 14  |  11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.  |  First Floor Multipurpose Room

Celebrate the upcoming Year of the Rooster! Dragon puppets, paper roosters and more! For details: Second Saturday.


Solomon Apio, a cultural woodworker, surrounded by some of his work.

Art Lunch: Verna Takashima and Solomon Apio ~ A Family Legacy of Kapa
Tuesday, January 31  |  12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.  |  First Floor Multipurpose Room

Brother and sister Solomon Apio and Verna Takashima will talk story about their unusual journey into the world of traditional kapa (Hawaiian barkcloth) making. For details: Art Lunch.


February 2017

Photo of pianist Julia Stoyanov sitting in front of small pond holding her arm up and right hand with fingers in the shape of a "C"

First Friday: Pianist Julia Stoyanov
Friday, February 3  |  6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.  |  HiSAM

Enjoy a performance by gifted pianist Julia Stoyanov, who learned to play the piano at age three. For details: First Friday.


An abstract watercolor painting of heart shapes in red and violet on pale red-violet background and bring chartreuse and yellow hash marks on top

Second Saturday: Hawaii Watercolor Society
Saturday, February 11 |  11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.  |  First Floor Multipurpose Room

Get ready for Valentine’s Day with help from the Hawaii Watercolor Society. For details: Second Saturday.


Exterior of the Hawai‘i State Art Museum building with "No. 1 Capitol District" across the top and 3 people along the walkway getting ready to enter the building.

Art Lunch: Shell Leis of Ni‘ihau
Tuesday, February 28 |  12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.  |  First Floor Multipurpose Room