Arts and Culture Calendar (February 2024)

February 2, 2024

This arts and culture calendar features SFCA grantees, partners, and Hawaiʻi state and local government programs and events. A partial list is included in the February 2024 SFCA email newsletter.

Questions regarding a particular program or event should be directed to the organization listed with the opportunity. Inclusion here should not be interpreted as an endorsement.

Community Events

  • 2024 Night in Chinatown Festival and Lunar New Year Parade, February 3, 2024.
  • 2024 Hawaiʻi Songwriting Festival, May 30 – June 1, 2024 at the Westin Hapuna Beach Resort (Kohala, Hawaiʻi Island). For more information, please visit the festival website:
  • 48th Annual Honolulu Intertribal Powwow, September 21-22, 2024 at Bishop Museum.
  • Hoʻokipa Hawaiʻi Weekend at Royal Hawaiian Center, February 3 and 4, 2024. Family-friendly event dedicated to the inclusion of Hawaiian culture and knowledge systems. For more information, visit
  • ʻImiloa Astronomy Center of Hawaiʻi Lā Hānau Celebration Sunday, February 25, 2024. Free family-oriented event featuring fun activities and crafts, special live programs in their Planetarium and more. For more information, please visit the events page on the ʻImiloa website:
  • South Kona Artists Collective (SOKO) 9th Annual Artists Studio Tour Saturday February 24 and Sunday February 25, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. For more information, please visit the SOKO website:

Workshops and Classes

  • Hawaiʻi State Public Library System free online education programs through public libraries include digital photography, graphic design, creative writing, and grant writing. Learn more about Gale Courses available through the Hawaiʻi State Public Library System:

Art Exhibitions

  • Bishop Museum “Project Banaba” exhibition through February 18, 2024.  For more information, please visit the Bishop Museum website:
  • East-West Center Art Gallery (University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa) “Kabuki in Hawaiʻi: Connections through Time and Space” exhibit, through May 5, 2024. For more information, please visit the East-West Center website:
  • Capitol Modern (Hawaiʻi State Art Museum) “2024 Hawaiʻi Regional Scholastic Art Awards” student art exhibit opens Saturday, February 24, 2024.
  • Hawaiʻi Watercolor Society 2024 Members’ Show: Flow – the Liquid World of Watercolor and Glass April 2-28, 2024 at the Downtown Art Center. For more information, please visit the HWS show page on their website:
  • Honolulu Printmakers 96th Annual Exhibition April 5 – May 3, 2024. For more information, please visit the Honolulu Printmakers exhibit page on their website:
  • John Young Museum of Art “Legacy in Ink: Selections from the Print Collection of Charles Cohan” opening reception February 4, 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. Exhibit open February 4 – May 5, 2024. For more information, please visit the University of Hawaiʻi website:
  • Kahilu Theater “Interisland Action” through March 3, 2024. For more information, please visit the exhibits page on the Kahilu Theatre website:
  • Kauaʻi Society of Artists, KSA Gallery.
    • “Kauai Quilt Show” February 2 – 21, 2024
    • “Spring Show” March 2 – 29, 2024
    • “Washed Up” June 8 – 28, 2024
  • Kauaʻi Songwriters Music Festival 2024: June 7 and 8, 2024 at the Hilton Garden Inn at Wailua Bay. For additional information, please visit their website:
  • Lānaʻi Culture and Heritage Center “Kodomo no tame ni” exhibit honoring the legacy of Lānaʻi’s Japanese families. Through March 2024. For more information, please visit
  • Wailoa Arts Center Exhibits (Hilo, Hawaiʻi Island)
    • “MANA” March 29 – April 25, 2024
    • “The Paths We Cross: Perspectives from the Korean Diaspora” May 3 – June 27, 2024
    • “Assemblage” July 5 – 25, 2024
    • “14th Annual Abstract Only!” August 2 – September 26, 204
    • “Hawaiʻi Surrealism Exhibit” October 4 – 24, 2024
    • “16th Annual Hawaiʻi Nei” November 1 – December 12, 2024
  • University of Hawaiʻi-Mānoa Department of Art and Art History
    • “Mai Nā Kūpuna Mai: From the Ancestors” in the The Art Gallery through February 11, 2024. For more information, please visit the UH Dept. of Art and Art History website:
    • “Amy Lee Sanford Visiting Artist” February 7-16, 2024. Reception: Sunday February 11, 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. (following 1:00 p.m. performance). Artist’s lecture Thursday February 8, 5-6 p.m., Art Building, Room #101. Break Pot Performances, Commons Gallery, Art Building: February 11, 12, 13.
    • Learn more on the UHM Art and Art History Department website:

Performances and Presentations

  • Kabuki percussion demonstration with Kashiwa Senjirō at the East-West Center (University of Hawaiʻi-Mānoa), Sunday February 11, 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. Gallery Exhibition: Kabuki in Hawai‘i: Connections through Time and Space | East-West Center |
  • Hawaiʻi Symphony Orchestra
    • “Tan Dun Crouching Tiger: Year of the Dragon” February 11, 2024 at Hawaiʻi Theatre.
    • “Symphony of the Hawaiʻi Forests” February 15, 2024 at the Hawaiʻi Convention Center.
    • “HapaSymphony featuring Paula Fuga” March 9, 2024 at Hawaiʻi Theatre.
    • For more information, please visit the Hawaiʻi Symphony Orchestra website:
  • Honolulu Theatre for Youth (HTY)
    • Super Aunty February 17
    • Nothing Micro About Micronesia March 22, March 30, April 7
    • Forest Flutters February 24, March 3, March 9
    • The Great Race: The Story of the Chinese Zodiac April 27, May 4, May 12
  • Kumu Kahua Theatre
    • Aitu Fafine by Victoria Nalani Kneubuhl, January 25 – February 25, 2024
    • Beretania Snapshots by Sean-Joseph Choo, March 28-April 28, 2024
    • Kāmau Trilogy by Alani Apio, May 30 – June 30, 2024
    • For details, please visit the Kumu Kahua Theatre website:
  • Royal Hawaiian Band free lunchtime concerts at ʻIolani Palace every Friday at noon.  For more information call 808-522-0822 or visit
  • University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa Kennedy Theatre
    • Glitter in the Paʻakai written and directed by Joshua “Baba” Kamoaniʻala Tavares, MFA Acting and Hawaiian Theatre student. February 7-11, 2024. Hula and mele are at the heart of this story, revealing the polarizing complexities of this Hawaiian ʻohana as they navigate loss, identity and healing.
    • BFA/MFA Dance Concert March 6-10, 2024.
    • The Maiden Benten and the Bandits of the White Waves April 19-20 and 26-28, 2024. A popular kabuki play, The Maiden Benten and the Bandits of the White Waves, commonly known as Benten Kozō, features five distinctive thieves with a mastery of masquerade, and a command of language from the gutter to the poetically sublime.
    • For more information, please visit the Kennedy Theatre website:
  • University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa Outreach College, World Performance Series

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