Arts and Culture Calendar (October 2022)

September 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.

  • Chinatown Arts District “Heart of Honolulu” Family-Friendly Art Festival, October 8, 2022, 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. If you are an artist or crafter interested in renting a booth space, please email [email protected].
  • 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 October 16, November 18-20, and December 18. Monthly exhibition tours will be offered in ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi at 3:00 p.m. following events on Sundays: October 16, November 13, December 18, and January 8.
  • Hawaiʻi Book and Music Festival in partnership with the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa, will present the 2022 festival as a combination of online and in-person events, October 1 – 31, 2022. For more information, please visit
  • Hawaiʻi Craftsmen Annual Statewide Exhibition 2022 will be at the Downtown Art Center in Honolulu through 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
  • Hawaiʻi Opera Theatre has announced three mainstage productions for the 2022-2023 season: “The Secret Garden”, “Elixir of Love”, and “Gianni Schicchi”. HOT has also 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 Symphony Orchestra Upcoming live events include“Beyond the Music”, October 6, “Dvorak New World Symphony” October 8-9, “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
  • Hawaii’s Woodshow 2022, Na Lāʻau o Hawaiʻi October 16-30, Hawaii Opera Plaza (Honolulu). For more information, please visit the Hawaiʻi Forest Industry Association 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:
  • Maui Arts and Cultural Center (MACC) “Infinite Night” Stan Honda photography exhibit at the Schaefer Gallery, through October 22. For more information, please visit the MACC 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
    • “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:
    • “Liz Train: Woven Steel Frame Sculptures” exhibit October 5 – 30, 2022 at the Commons Gallery, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa. This exhibition was curated by Maika Pollack, Director and Chief Curator, John Young Museum of Art and University Galleries with Olivia Ambo, Graduate Assistant, John Young Museum of Art and University Galleries, Alexandra Melendez, and the students of the ART 360 seminar at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa. Supported in part by a grant from the SFCA and including an artwork on loan from the SFCA’s Art in Public Places Collection. 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:
    • October 5, 2022, best-selling author Seth Godin
    • October 12, 2022, advocate and environmental entrepreneur Paul Hawken
    • October 19, 2022, science writer, ocean expert, marine invertebrate fangirl July Berwald

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