Arts and Culture Calendar (July 2022)

June 30, 2022

This arts and culture calendar features SFCA grantees, partners, and Hawaiʻi state and local government programs and events. Questions regarding a particular opportunity should be directed to the organization listed with the opportunity. Inclusion here should not be interpreted as an endorsement.

  • Diamond Head Theatre presents “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” July 22-August 7, 2022. For more information, please visit the Diamond Head Theatre website:
  • Downtown Art Center (DAC) “Hānau Hou Ka Hula Kiʻi: Rebirthing Hula Kiʻi in the 21st Century” exhibit, curated by Kumu Hula Auliʻi Mitchell. July 10-30, 2022. For more information, please visit the DAC website:
  • East-West Center 22nd International Graduate Student Conference, February 16-18, 2023: “Recovery and Resilience in a Changing World”. The East-West Center invites graduate students and recent graduates working in their fields of study from around the world to submit abstracts for the conference (submissions open through September 30, 2022). Learn more on the East-West Center website:
  • Hawaiʻi Council for the Humanities and the Hawaiʻi State Public Library: 3rd Thursdays Hawaiʻi and Pacific Short Film Series, online via Zoom. Film screenings start at 6:00 p.m. with a “Try Think” community conversation to follow. Starting 7/21 with “Hawaiian Soul” documentary about Hawaiian activist and musician George Helm. For more information, contact Hawaiʻi Council for the Humanities: telephone (808) 732-5402 or subscribe to their email newsletter on their website:
  • Hawaiʻi Craftsmen Annual Statewide Juried Exhibition online registration will be open August 1-15; exhibition will be at the Downtown Art Center in Honolulu September 17-October 15 and at the Maui Arts and Cultural Center November 8-December 23. For more information, please visit the Hawaiʻi Craftsmen website,
  • Hawaiʻi Handweavers’ Hui and The Glass Fusion Collective “Surrounded by Water” juried art exhibition, Downtown Art Center (Honolulu), August 2-18, 2023. Online registration begins next year (July 1, 2023). For more information, please contact the Hawaiʻi Handweavers Hui at [email protected] or visit their website at
  • Hawaii Institute for Music Enrichment and Learning Experiences (HIMELE) 2022 Hawaiian Steel Guitar Festival at Windward Mall (Kāneʻohe, Oʻahu) June 11, 11:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. 2022 Hawaiʻi Steel Guitar Showcase, 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 main branch (Honolulu) photography exhibit by the Eyes of Hawaii Photography Club, July 7-27, 2022. For more information, please visit their website:
  • Honolulu Mayor’s Office of Culture and the Arts (MoCA) Inmate Art Show. July 15 – August 12, 2022 at Honolulu Hale (downtown Honolulu). For more information, please visit the MoCA website: or exhibit information on Eventbrite:
  • Honolulu Museum of Art (HoMA) “Teaching for Artistic Behaviors with TAB Inc” Thursday July 28, 4-6 p.m. Free workshop for educators. For more information, please visit the HoMA website:  
  • Hawaiʻi Opera Theatre has announced three mainstage productions for the 2022-2023 season: “The Secret Garden”, “Elixir of Love”, and “Gianni Schicchi”. For more information, please visit the HOT website:
  • Honolulu Theatre for Youth has announced their upcoming 2022-2023 season, E Hoʻi Hou: Return Anew, featuring a lineup of original shows including “The Paʻakai We Bring” and “In the Year of the Boar and Jackie Robinson.” Learn more on the HTY website:
  • Kahilu Theatre “As One” chamber opera, presented by the Hawaii Performing Arts Festival, July 9 and 10. For more information, please visit the Kahilu Theatre website:
  • Kumu Kahua Theatre “Aloha Las Vegas” by Edward Sakamoto, August 25 – September 25, 2022. For more information, please visit the Kumu Kahua Theatre website:
  • Manoa Valley Theatre MVT Studio Open Mic Night Friday, July 8th, 7:00 p.m. at the Manoa Valley Theatre (Honolulu). For more information, please visit the Manoa Valley Theatre website:
  • Maui Arts and Cultural Center (MACC) Kolohe Kai in concert, Sunday September 11, with special guests Opihi Pickers and Manaʻo Company. For more information, please visit the MACC website:
  • Royal Hawaiian Band free lunchtime concerts at Iolani Palace every Friday at noon.  For more information call 808-522-0822 or visit
  • University of Hawaiʻi-Mānoa (UHM) Better Tomorrow Speaker Series: incisive conversations on the most important questions of our time. Learn more on the UHM website:
    • September 8, 2022, 6:30 p.m.: Award-winning documentary filmmaker Kimberlee Bassford. Film screening: “Scaling Up: Hawaiʻi’s Food Future”. Location to be determined.
    • Recordings of past presentations are also available on their website, including a recent presentation by 23rd U.S. Poet Laureate Joy Harjo:
  • University of Hawaiʻi-Mānoa Outreach College Statewide Cultural Extension Program (SCEP) online performances and presentations by local artists, supported by funding from the SFCA. SCEP also provides support for events at Hawaiʻi state public libraries. For more information, please visit the SCEP website: For Hawaiʻi State Public Library system events, please visit The library events can be searched by island, library branch, and type of activity.
  • SCEP/State Public Library highlights in July:
    • “Beatbox Workshop with Mr. Kneel”, workshop on making music without instruments. Molokaʻi Public Library, July 7, 10:00 – 10:45 a.m. Waiʻanae Public Library (Oʻahu) July 20, 3:00 – 3:45 p.m. Kāneʻohe Public Library, July 21, 10:00 – 10:45 a.m. Wahiawā Public Library, July 23, 12:00 – 12:45 p.m. Honokaʻa Public Library (Hawaiʻi Island) July 28, 5:00-5:45 p.m
    • “Slack Key Guitar with Jeff Peterson” musical performances, Hilo Public Library (Hawaiʻi Island) July 9, 3:00 – 3:45 p.m. Kapaʻa Public Library (Kauaʻi) July 29, 3:00-3:45 p.m.
    • “The Origins of Earth’s Oceans and Life on Extrasolar Planets” with astronomer Dr. Nader Haghighipour. Mililani Public Library (O’ahu), July 18, 2:00 – 2:45 p.m. Pāhala Public Library (Hawaiʻi Island) July 21, 2:00 – 2:45 p.m. .
    • “Hawaiian Dance with Muʻolaulani” Kumu Hula Michael Pili Pang and dancers. Kaimukī Public Library (Honolulu). July 24, 1:00-1:45 p.m.

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