Arts and Culture Calendar (November 2022)

October 31, 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.

Highlights from this calendar were shared in the October-November 2022 SFCA email newsletter. To subscribe, scroll down to the bottom of this page.

  • Bamboo Ridge Press “Snaring New Suns” 2022 Readings. “Snaring New Suns” is a collection of speculative work featuring forty-eight writers and artists with connections to Hawaiʻi and the Pacific. Several events are planned for November and December, some virtual, some in-person. All events are free and open to the public. 11/03 Leeward Community College, 2:45 p.m. on Zoom. 11/08 Hawaiʻi Pacific University, 2:00-3:15 p.m. in-person. 11/17 University of Hawaiʻi-West Oʻahu, 2:00 p.m. in person. 11/28 University of Hawaiʻi-Maui College, 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. in-person. 12/01 University of Hawaiʻi-Mānoa (Honolulu), 3:00 p.m. on Zoom. 12/04 Da Shop Books (Honolulu), 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. in-person. 12/10 Wahiawā Public Library, 10:00 a.m. in-person. Learn more on the Bamboo Ridge website:
  • Creative Aging Institute the National Assembly of State Art Agencies (NASAA) is providing a deep dive into how lifelong learning in the arts can benefit older Americans. NASAA’s Creative Aging Institute provides online professional development focused on trends and topics in creative aging for all 56 state and jurisdictional arts agencies. The 2022 Creative Aging Institute equips attendees with the inspiration and information they need to be successful creative aging leaders and champions in communities across the country. All state and jurisdictional arts agency and regional arts organization staff and council members are invited to participate, as are state and national arts and culture organizations, and individual artists and practitioners with an interest in how lifelong learning in the arts can benefit older Americans. Registration for this event is free, to make information on current trends and best practices in creative aging widely accessible to all. Video conference sessions are scheduled for November 8, 9, 15, and 16 (November 8, 16, and 16, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.; November 9, 8:00 – 11:00 a.m. Hawaiʻi Standard Time). For more information and to register, please visit the NASAA website: Registration closes Friday, November 4.
  • East-West Center Arts and Performance “Hana Keaka: The Art of Hawaiian Theatre at UH Mānoa” exhibit in the East-West Center Gallery, through January 8, 2023. In conjunction with this exhibition, new works-in-progress will be presented by current UHM Hawaiian theatre haumāna (students) on November 18-20, and December 18. Monthly exhibition tours will be offered in ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi at 3:00 p.m. following events on Sundays: November 13, December 18, and January 8. For more information, please visit the East-West Center website:
  • Gallery ʻIolani at Windward Community College (WCC) “WOW! & Then: Art over the decades by WCC faculty” showcasing artworks by past and present WCC art faculty, including Snowden Hodges, Mark Hamasaki, Paul Nash, John Morita, Jordan Souza, Rebecca Horne, Kapulani Landgraf, Shigeru Miyamoto, Miki Cook, William Zwick, Toni Martin, Bryce Meyers, and more. Through December 2, 2022. For more information, please visit the Gallery ʻIolani website:
  • Hawaiʻi Craftsmen Annual Statewide Exhibition 2022 will be 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
  • Hawaiʻi Institute for Music Enrichment and Learning Experiences (HIMELE) Hawaiʻi Island Steel Guitar Experience featuring the Hawaiʻi Island Steel Guitar Festival, December 8-11, 2022 at the Mauna Lanai Resort. For more information, please visit the GoHawaii Events and Festivals
  • Hawaiʻi Nei 2022 Art Exhibition at Wailoa Center (Hilo, Hawaiʻi Island), November 4-December 15, 2022. Since 2009, Hawai‘i Nei has been a collaboration among the Three Mountain Alliance, a watershed coalition working across private, state, and federal lands to sustainably manage over one million acres for natural and cultural resources; the Hawai‘i State Department of Land & Natural Resources Natural Area Reserves System (NARS), the Hawaiʻi Island Art Alliance (HIAA) and Hawaiʻi State Parks Wailoa Center, serving East Hawai‘i for over 30 years as a center of culture, arts, and information. Learn more about the exhibit on the Hawaiʻi Nei Art Contest website:
  • Hawaiʻi Opera Theatre (HOT) has introduced Studio 101, an entertainment venue for ages 21+ in Honolulu, featuring live music, fashion shows, and vocal concerts. For more information, please visit the HOT website:
  • Hawaiʻi Sea Grant, a University of Hawaiʻi-based program that promotes conservation of coastal resources, presents an exhibit of works based on the theme of water sustainability at the Arts at Marks Garage in downtown Honolulu. November 3-26, 2023. For more information, please visit the Arts at Marks website:
  • Hawaiʻi Symphony Orchestra Upcoming live events include“Hapa Symphony” November 5, and“An Evening with David Benoit and Michael Paulo”, November 12. For more information please visit the Hawaiʻi Symphony Orchestra website at
  • 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:
  • Manoa Valley Theatre presents “The Game’s Afoot, or Holmes for the Holidays” November 17 – December 4. For more information, please visit the MVT 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 Department of Art and Art History
    • “Liz Train: Woven Steel Frame Sculptures” extended through Nov 21, 2022 at the University of Hawaiʻi-Mānoa Commons Gallery. Made between 1975-1978, when Train was an MFA student at the University of Hawaiʻi-Mānoa (UHM), the colorful, large-scale works inhabit a space between painting, sculpture and textile. A recent acquisition by the SFCA, “Red Hot Mama”, is on loan to the exhibit. For more information, please visit the UHM Department of Art and Art History website:
    • “Tadashi Sato: Atomic Abstraction in the Fiftieth State, 1954-1963” through December 3, 2022 at the University of Hawaiʻi-Mānoa Art Gallery.The first major exhibition of Sato’s works in over twenty years, the show features never-before-seen artworks and archival materials to demonstrate that Sato’s painting was the site of significant and ongoing public conversations in Hawaiʻi pitting abstraction against representation, debating the value of public art, and speculating on who audiences would be for art in the new state of Hawaiʻi. For more information, please visit the UHM Department of Art and Art History website:
    • “The Graphic Works of Tetsuo Ochikubo, 1956-1970” through December 4, 2022 at the John Young Museum of Art. Tetsuo Ochikubo (b. 1923, Waipahu, HI; d. 1975, Kawaihae, HI) was a Japanese-American artist who worked in painting, sculpture and printmaking. For more information, please visit the UHM Department of Art and Art History website:
  • 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:
    • November 2, 1:00 p.m.: Christopher Dancy, author, entrepreneur, technologist. Biomedical Sciences Building, B103, University of Hawaiʻi-Mānoa campus, Honolulu.
    • November 11, 5:00 p.m.: Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander Health Inequity, Root Causes and Systemic Solutions. Guest speakers Anita Hofschneider, J.K. Kaholokula, Marie Kainoa Fialkowski Revilla. Kawaiwai at Mōʻiliʻili (1110 University Ave., Honolulu).
    • January 2023: Tina Stege, Climate Envoy for the Government of the Republic of the Marshall Islands. Details to be announced.

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