Arts and Culture Calendar (April 2022)

March 31, 2022

This arts and culture calendar features SFCA grantees, partners, and Hawaiʻi state government programs and events.

  • Ballet Hawaii Art at the Capitol performance, Friday April 1, 5:45 p.m. Hawaiʻi State Capitol building.
  • Gallery ʻIolani (Windward Community College) An exhibit of Honorable Mention artworks from the 2022 Hawaiʻi Regional Scholastic Student Art Awards competition will open at Windward Community College’s Gallery ʻIolani in Kāneʻohe on April 1 and will run through May 1. Opening reception April 1, 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. Gallery hours are 1:00 – 5:00 p.m. Monday – Friday and Sunday (closed Saturday). For more information please contact Gallery ʻIolani at telephone number (808) 236-9155. The SFCA is the regional coordinator for the national Scholastic Art Awards competition.
  • Hawaiʻi Craftsmen A joint exhibition of the Hawaiʻi Craftsmen’s Raku Hoʻolaulea event and the Hawaiʻi Craftsmen’s Fiber Hawaiʻi program has been scheduled for June 4-26, 2022, at the Downtown Art Center (Honolulu, Oʻahu). For more information, please visit the Hawaiʻi Craftsmen website,
  • Hawaii Institute for Music Enrichment and Learning Experiences (HIMELE) 2022 Hawaiʻi Steel Guitar Showcase has been planned for in-person festivals. Kauaʻi Steel Guitar Festival: March 31-April 2, 2022, Sheraton Coconut Beach Resort (Kapaʻa, Kauaʻi). Waikīkī Steel Guitar Festival: July 11-16, 2022, Royal Hawaiian Center (Waikīkī, Oʻahu). For more information, please visit the HIMELE website:
  • The Hawaiʻi State Public Library offers free access to Mango Languages online language learning software. Languages include ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi, Brazilian Portuguese, and Tagalog. For more information, visit their website (go to the Learn tab and look under Online Classes):
  • Hawaiʻi Triennial 2022 through May 8, 2022, multiple locations. Visit the Hawaiʻi Contemporary website:
  • Hawaiʻi State Archives, in partnership with Historic Hawaiʻi Foundation, will give a free online presentation on “The Preservation of the Nancy Bannick Collection at the Hawaiʻi State Archives on Thursday, April 7th, on Zoom. For more information, please visit the Historic Hawaiʻi Foundation website:
  • Hawaii Symphony Orchestra, in partnership with the City and County of Honolulu, presents free, live performances of “Peter and the Wolf” in the Mission Memorial Auditorium April 1st, 2nd, 7th, and 9th. Performances will be available in English and in ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi. For free tickets and more information, please visit the Hawaii Symphony Orchestra website:
  • Honolulu Museum of Art free visits and self-guided tours for students on class assignments may be scheduled on the museum’s website:
  • Honolulu Theatre for Youth (HTY) play “The Carp Who Would Not Quit” returns to Tenney Theatre in Honolulu before heading out on a national tour.4/10, 4/16, and 4/23. For more information please visit the HTY website:
  • Kahilu Theatre Nathan Aweau live in concert, Friday April 1. In-person and online. For tickets and additional information, please visit the Kahilu Theatre website:
  • King Kamehameha Celebration Committee applications for King Kamehameha Celebration events are now available on the SFCA website:
  • Kumu Kahua Theatre – “X Other: A Micro-story” by Daniel Kelin, April 1, 2, 3. The play will be performed live and presented digitally.
  • Maui Arts and Cultural Center (MACC) Artist 2 Artist concert series with host Henry Kapono: Friday, April 29, The Mākaha Sons; Friday, May 27, Ledward Kaapana. Held outdoors. For more information, please visit the MACC website:  
  • University of Hawaiʻi-Mānoa Department of Art and Art History
    • Exhibition “The Haiku as Visual Form: Stanton Macdonald-Wright’s the Haiga Portfolio” through May 8, 2022 at the John Young Museum of Art. For more information:
    • Exhibition “Ken Okiishi: A Model Childhood” through May 6, 2022. Curated by Maika Pollack. Public gallery walkthrough scheduled for February 20, 2022, and online presentation with Ken Okiishi on March 1, 2022. For more information:
  • University of Hawaiʻi-Mānoa Center for the Humanities and Civic Engagement: Hoʻokaiāulu Public Humanities in the Pacific Speaker Series showcases inspiring individuals who are actively engaged in the public humanities, understood as the humanities, arts, and culture in the public domain. All speakers are currently pursuing or have already earned a PhD and their public humanities work is focused in the Pacific. These one-hour conversations are livestreamed for the public. They are co-hosted by UH Mānoa Associate Professor of English, Craig Santos Perez and UH Mānoa Associate Professor of American Studies, Brandy Nālani McDougall. This speaker series is sponsored by the Mānoa Center for the Humanities and Civic Engagement (MCHACE) and the Mellon Foundation American Council of Learned Societies Scholars and Society Fellowship. Previously livestreamed conversations will be made available as recordings. Learn more on the Center’s website:
    • April 19, 5:30 p.m.: Lyz Soto, poet, performer, dramaturg and theater director.
    • May 3, 2:00 p.m.: Aiko Yamashiro, coeditor of Value of Hawaiʻi 3: Hulihia (UH Press, 2021), and executive director of Hawaiʻi Council for the Humanities.
  • University of Hawaiʻi-Mānoa Outreach College Statewide Cultural Extension Program (SCEP) online performances and presentations by local artists, supported by funding from the SFCA. For more information, please visit the SCEP website:
  • University of Hawaiʻi-Mānoa Music Department
    • Chamber Music Hawaii, February 13, Orvis Auditorium (University of Hawaiʻi-Mānoa)
    • University of Hawaiʻi Chamber Singers Concert, February 25, Central Union Church
    • University Bands Spring Concert, February 27, Moanalua High School Performing Arts Center
  • University of Hawaiʻi-West Oʻahu Kani Kūola: UH System Music Festival

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