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January 2012
Events on Hawai`i Island 

January 18 –  Hilo; Palace Theater; Hawai`iana Live!" Pākē in da House!"
Chinese New Year is January 23. Get ready for it this Wednesday by learning about the role of Chinese people in Hawai`i. While the first documented Chinese to visit Hawai`i came with Capt. Cook, large numbers of Chinese did not immigrate to the islands until the mid 1800s and later. Sharing many of the same values as Hawaiian people, many families in Hawai`i today are Hawaiian-Chinese in ancestry.
The local variety show is now in its sixth year, providing a different program each Wednesday, following the changing Hawaiian seasons, exploring different aspects of Hawaiian history and natural history.
Rick Mazeraski opens the show with the resounding strains of the Palace Theater's vintage pipe organ. Quack Moore shares a bit of the history of Hilo's historic Palace Theater before introducing the Palace Theater’s cultural practitioners, Leilehua Yuen and Manu Josiah as they use hula, chant, story, and song to depict the history and culture of Hawai`i.
"Hawai`iana Live!" presents a different facet of Hawaiian history and culture each Wednesday at 11:00 am in the Palace Theater, 38 Haili St. Hilo. $5 general admission. Keiki under 12 free. For more information, on the theater and the show, call 934-7010.

January 21 - Moku Hawai`i; Ellison Onizuka Center for International Astronomy; Mauna Kea; Culture Night, "A Bridge Between Cultures": Uncle Kimo Pihana joins Leilehua Yuen, and Manu Josiah to talk story about his career as a kahuna pule as well as ranger on Mauna Kea. Come up for Culture Night on Maunakea to hear stories of the Hawaiian constellations of winter, then see them for yourself at the star party on the Onizuka Center lanai! For more details on this event, links for safety information, and driving, visit the January Culture Night article. Free.

January 22/23: Chinese New Year:  Chinese New Year occurs two new moons before the first day of spring, in 2011, on  March 20. Chinese New Year is celebrated based on Beijing, China time, thus even though the new moon is on the 22nd Hawai`i time, we celebrate on the 23rd. The new moon before the first day of spring occurs on March 4 this year; the new moon before that occurs on February 3. The Hilo Chinese New Year celebration, however, will be on Saturday, February 11. For more information on lunar/Chinese New Year visit the Bishop Museum Planetarium, and Family Culture.

January 25: Hilo; Palace Theater; Hawai`iana Live! "Nā Hulu Manu, Beloved Elders" The month of Kā`elo, in the wet season of Ho`oilo,is a time for sharing mo`olelo, stories with lessons. So many of these stories were passed down to us by our kūpuna, elders. Join us as Manu and Leilehua share stories from their own kūpuna. Our featured video presents an interview with the beloved Diana Aki, and our special guests, Uncle Stan Kaina and Pi`ilani Rodrigues share hula from our beloved hulu manu.
Hawai`iana Live! is now in its sixth year, providing a different program each Wednesday, following the changing Hawaiian seasons, exploring different aspects of Hawaiian history and natural history. Rick Mazeraski opens the show with the resounding strains of the Palace Theater's vintage pipe organ. Quack Moore shares a bit of the history of Hilo's historic Palace Theater before introducing the Palace Theater’s cultural practitioners, Leilehua Yuen and Manu Josiah as they use hula, chant, story, and song to depict the history and culture of Hawai`i.
Hawai`iana Live! presents a different facet of Hawaiian history and culture each Wednesday at 11:00 am in the Palace Theater, 38 Haili St. Hilo. $5 general admission. Keiki under 12 free. For more information, on the theater and the show, call 934-7010.

Astronomical Highlights of 2012

Chinese New Year
January 23

 

February 2012
Events on Hawai`i Island 

February 2; Waimea; Kahilu Theater; Martha Graham Dance: By now a household word in the world of contemporary dance, “Prelude and Revolt” is a montage of Graham’s work, narrated to provide a history of this ground-breaking artist since the company’s debut in 1926. “Brings to live a timeless and uniquely American style of dance.” Fee. For more info call 885-6868.

February 3; Pahoa; Akebono Theater; David Nelson Band, Hawai`i Tour: David Nelson, founding member of New Riders of the Purple Sage and long time music partner of Jerry Garcia, returns with his band for three Nelson `Ohana gatherings on Moku Hawai`i. PeteSears, Mookie Siegel, Barry Sless and special guest Grateful Dead drummer Billy Kreutzmann. 7:00 pm. Tickets available at Conscious Riddims, Soundwave in Kailua-Kona, CD Wizard in Hilo. For more information call 1-707-841-7665, e-mail talkingfox@pacific.net, or visit www.nelsonband.com

February 3; Kona; Honaunau; Pu`uhonua o Honaunau National Historical Park; Bamboo Drums: For ancient Hawaiians, the hula was a means of social enjoyment as well as a way to preserve the stories and history of the culture. Hula had many different forms and in this one bamboo drums are the featured musical instrument. An authentic presentation by two hula teachers. 10:00 am – 2:00 pm. For more information phone 328-2326. Website: www.puho/gov.com

February 3; Capt. Cook; Kuaiwi Farm; “Starting an organic Garden – Yes, You Can!”: Master Gardener Una Greenaway will open her farm for a hands-on learn-by-doing day of starting a new garden plot. Soil, plant, and growing practices for a successful food garden will be demonstrated step by step. 9 am – 3 pm. Brown bag lunch. Wear protective, sturdy garden clothing. Proceeds fund youth program scholarships at One Island Sustainable Living Center and Same Canoe Community Gardens Project. RSVP for directions. Free to the public. For more information call 328-2452, e-mail info@one-island.org or visit www.one-island.org/hawaii

February 4; Hawi; Kohala Trade Center; David Nelson Band, Hawai`i Tour: David Nelson, founding member of New Riders of the Purple Sage and long time music partner of Jerry Garcia, returns with his band for three Nelson `Ohana gatherings on Moku Hawai`i. PeteSears, Mookie Siegel, Barry Sless and special guest Grateful Dead drummer Billy Kreutzmann. 2:30 pm gates open. Tickets available at Conscious Riddims, Soundwave in Kailua-Kona, CD Wizard in Hilo. For more information call 1-707-841-7665, e-mail talkingfox@pacific.net, or visit www.nelsonband.com

February 5; Kona Historical Society; David Nelson Band, Hawai`i Tour: David Nelson, founding member of New Riders of the Purple Sage and long time music partner of Jerry Garcia, returns with his band for three Nelson `Ohana gatherings on Moku Hawai`i. PeteSears, Mookie Siegel, Barry Sless and special guest Grateful Dead drummer Billy Kreutzmann. 2:00 pm gates open. Festival Seating Tickets available at Conscious Riddims, Soundwave in Kailua-Kona, CD Wizard in Hilo. For more information call 1-707-841-7665, e-mail talkingfox@pacific.net, or visit www.nelsonband.com

`Ohe Hano IhuFebruary 8: Hilo; Palace Theater; Hawai`iana Live!
"Nā Ipo Lei Manu - The Beloved Sweethearts":
Get ready for St. Valentine's Day with those Hawaiian Sweethearts of the Stage, Manu and Leilehua, as they share stories, chants, and songs of love and romance. Manu is featured, playing the traditional Hawaiian courting flute.
Hawai`iana Live! is now in its sixth year, providing a different program each Wednesday, following the changing Hawaiian seasons, exploring different aspects of Hawaiian history and natural history.
Rick Mazeraski opens the show with the resounding strains of the Palace Theater's vintage pipe organ. Quack Moore shares a bit of the history of Hilo's historic Palace Theater before introducing the Palace Theater’s cultural practitioners, Leilehua Yuen and Manu Josiah as they use hula, chant, story, and song to depict the history and culture of Hawai`i.
"Hawai`iana Live!" presents a different facet of Hawaiian history and culture each Wednesday at 11:00 am in the
Palace Theater, 38 Haili St. Hilo. $5 general admission. Keiki under 12 free. For more information, on the theater and the show, call 934-7010.

February 3-11: Volcano Village; Niaulani; Exhibit - Masquerade: The Art of Illusion A juried community exhibit of 3-dimensional art work in the form of wearable or display-only masks. For information call Anne at 967-8222, also visit their web page at: www.volcanolovethearts.com

February 3; Waikoloa; Queen’s Marketplace, Waikoloa Beach Resort, “Asian Fest”: Welcome the Year of the Dragon at the Queen’s Marketplace “Asian Fest.” Lion Dancers and drums from around the world. Asian Fest features fun and fascinating Far East traditions that came to Hawai`i and have become part of the multi-cultural “local” culture. Free food samples from area restaurants, Emcee Eddie O. Free to the public. For more information, call 886-8822, e-mail spelfrey@waikoloaland.com or visit queenmarketplace.net

February 3; Waimea; Kahilu Theater; “Hau`oli La Hanau Bruddah Smitty” Benefit: To help defer Bruddah Smitty’s medical expenses. Featuring Darlene Ahuna, Nino Ka`ai, Kepoki Kahumoku, Eddie Kamae, and Mark Yamanaka. 6:30 pm. Tickets $100, $45, and $35. For more info call 885-6868.

February 4; Hilo; Haili Church and School; Haili Ho`olaule`a Benefit Superbowl Steak Fry”: Scholarship fund benefit features Hawaiian plate, malasadas, teri burgers, corn on the cob, chili. Shave ice, cotton candy. Craft fair, bake sale, silent acution, plant sale, jams, and jellies. Free games for keiki 12 and under. Kids Zone will have a rock wall, monster truck jumper, and train rides. Entertainment by local musicians. 9am to2 pm For more information, call 961-5026 or e-mail coachkimo@hailischoo.org or visit HailiSchool.org/hoolaulea.html.

February 4; Waimea; Annual Waimea Cherry Blossom Heritage Festival: Features planting of cherry tree seedlings gifted from the Embassy of Japan. Viewing of 60 year old cherry trees planted at Church Row Park. Other cultural activities of the day: bonsai, origami, tea ceremony, mochi pounding. Craft fairs, and Festival of Quilts. This year, the event remembers three Paniolo Hall of Fame members: Jamie Dowsett and Charles T. Kimura of Waimea and Charles T. Onaka of Honaunau. Festival includes a variety of activities throughout Waimea from 9 am to 3 pm. Look for pink banners identifying sites.

Saturday, February 11: Volcano Village; Niaulani; Love The Arts - Carnevale di Venezia: Under the Hawaiian Moon Tickets on Sale Now! Join us for an evening Masquerade with Italian fare, art and enjoyment for all. Each year the Silent and Live Auctions grow in size and reputation because of the generosity of our community sponsors. In the spirit of giving, we reach out to you for a donation of artwork, gift certificates, or award letters to be auctioned off at our fundraiser. At right, Faces of the Moon chandelier in copper, bamboo, and wood, by Leilehua Yuen and Manu Josiah, which will be one of the pieces auctioned at the Gala. For information call Anne at 967-8222, also visit their web page at: www.volcanolovethearts.com

Wednesday, February 15: Hilo; Palace Theater; Hawai`iana Live! "A Musical Trip Through Time" Travel back in time as Manu and Leilehua share traditional storiesof the origins of our islands, then take a train ride around the island on a vintage video which shares scenes of the past, then enjoy our special guests, Uncle Stan Kaina and Pi`ilani Rodrigues as they share hula of the 20th century.
Hawai`iana Live! is now in its sixth year, providing a different program each Wednesday, following the changing Hawaiian seasons, exploring different aspects of Hawaiian history and natural history.
Rick Mazeraski opens the show with the resounding strains of the Palace Theater's vintage pipe organ. Quack Moore shares a bit of the history of Hilo's historic Palace Theater before introducing the Palace Theater’s cultural practitioners, Leilehua Yuen and Manu Josiah as they use hula, chant, story, and song to depict the history and culture of Hawai`i.
"Hawai`iana Live!" presents a different facet of Hawaiian history and culture each Wednesday at 11:00 am in the
Palace Theater, 38 Haili St. Hilo. $5 general admission. Keiki under 12 free. For more information, on the theater and the show, call 934-7010.

Saturday, February 18 - Moku Hawai`i; Ellison Onizuka Center for International Astronomy; Mauna Kea; Culture Night, "The Island is a Canoe, The Canoe is an Island": Pwo Navigator Chadd Paishon joins Leilehua Yuen and Manu Josiah to share how traditional concepts of navigation and voyaging apply to the human voyage through life. Also hear stories of the Hawaiian constellations of Ka`elo and Kaulua, then see them for yourself at the star party on the Onizuka Center lanai! For more details on this event, links for safety information, and driving, visit the February Culture Night article. Free.

Wednesday, February 22: Hilo; Palace Theater; Hawai`iana Live! "Paniolo Heritage:" Leina`ala Lassiter joins the cast to share stories and music from the tradition of her `ohana's ranching heritage. On this day, 219 years ago, Capt. George Vancouver left five cattle at Kealakekua as a gift for Pai`ea Kamehameha. It was the seed from which the Hawaiian ranching industry would grow. Join Manu and Leilehua as they share songs and stories of the Paniola tradition.
Hawai`iana Live! is now in its sixth year, providing a different program each Wednesday, following the changing Hawaiian seasons, exploring different aspects of Hawaiian history and natural history.
Rick Mazeraski opens the show with the resounding strains of the Palace Theater's vintage pipe organ. Quack Moore shares a bit of the history of Hilo's historic Palace Theater before introducing the Palace Theater’s cultural practitioners, Leilehua Yuen and Manu Josiah as they use hula, chant, story, and song to depict the history and culture of Hawai`i.
"Hawai`iana Live!" presents a different facet of Hawaiian history and culture each Wednesday at 11:00 am in the
Palace Theater, 38 Haili St. Hilo. $5 general admission. Keiki under 12 free. For more information, on the theater and the show, call 934-7010.

Wednesday, February 29: Hilo; Palace Theater; Hawai`iana Live! "Hawaiian Music - Broad Horizons" Guest Bruddah Waltah Aipolani, father of the Hawaiian Reggae movement, joins Manu and Leilehua in an exploration of the history of Hawaiian music. Video interview of Aunty Diana Aki adds her perspective.
Hawai`iana Live! is now in its sixth year, providing a different program each Wednesday, following the changing Hawaiian seasons, exploring different aspects of Hawaiian history and natural history.
Rick Mazeraski opens the show with the resounding strains of the Palace Theater's vintage pipe organ. Quack Moore shares a bit of the history of Hilo's historic Palace Theater before introducing the Palace Theater’s cultural practitioners, Leilehua Yuen and Manu Josiah as they use hula, chant, story, and song to depict the history and culture of Hawai`i.
"Hawai`iana Live!" presents a different facet of Hawaiian history and culture each Wednesday at 11:00 am in the
Palace Theater, 38 Haili St. Hilo. $5 general admission. Keiki under 12 free. For more information, on the theater and the show, call 934-7010.

 

`Ohe hano Ihu

`Ohe Hano Ihu

 

LeiManu Designs

 

Mauna Kea

 

Na Hulu Manu
Beloved Elders

 

Paniolo
Hawai`i's Ranching Heritage

 

Bruddah Waltah Aipolani

   

March 2012
Events on Hawai`i Island 

Wednesday, March 7: Hilo; Palace Theater; Hawai`iana Live! "A Musical Trip Through Time" Travel back in time as Manu and Leilehua share traditional storiesof the origins of our islands, then take a train ride around the island on a vintage video which shares scenes of the past, then enjoy our special guests, Uncle Stan Kaina and Pi`ilani Rodrigues as they share hula of the 20th century.
Hawai`iana Live! is now in its sixth year, providing a different program each Wednesday, following the changing Hawaiian seasons, exploring different aspects of Hawaiian history and natural history.
Rick Mazeraski opens the show with the resounding strains of the Palace Theater's vintage pipe organ. Quack Moore shares a bit of the history of Hilo's historic Palace Theater before introducing the Palace Theater’s cultural practitioners, Leilehua Yuen and Manu Josiah as they use hula, chant, story, and song to depict the history and culture of Hawai`i.
"Hawai`iana Live!" presents a different facet of Hawaiian history and culture each Wednesday at 11:00 am in the
Palace Theater, 38 Haili St. Hilo. $5 general admission. Keiki under 12 free. For more information, on the theater and the show, call 934-7010.

Sunday, March 11: Daylight Savings Time begins on the Mainland. California is now three hours ahead of Hawai`i. The East Coast is now 6 hours ahead of us.

Wednesday, March 14; Hilo; Palace Theater; Hawai`iana Live! The Music of Hawai`i: Special guests, Dennis and Christina Soares, join Manu and Leilehua in a celebration of the musical traditions of Hawai`i. The Soares' manage the Big Island Music Awards, and will be available in the lobby after the show to discuss the awards with interested people. Hawai`iana Live! is now in its sixth year, providing a different program each Wednesday, following the changing Hawaiian seasons, exploring different aspects of Hawaiian history and natural history. Rick Mazeraski opens the show with the resounding strains of the Palace Theater's vintage pipe organ. Quack Moore shares a bit of the history of Hilo's historic Palace Theater before introducing the Palace Theater’s cultural practitioners, Leilehua Yuen and Manu Josiah as they use hula, chant, story, and song to depict the history and culture of Hawai`i. Each Wednesday at 11:00 am in the Palace Theater, 38 Haili St. Hilo. $5 general admission. Keiki under 12 free. For more information, on the theater and the show, call 934-7010.

Saturday, March 17 - Moku Hawai`i; Ellison Onizuka Center for International Astronomy; Mauna Kea; Culture Night: Join Leilehua Yuen and Manu Josiah in a celebration of World Storytelling Day. Leilehua, a master storyteller, will share stories of the forests of Mauna Kea, and of the stars and constellations which glimmer overhead. After hearing the stories of the Hawaiian constellations of spring, see them for yourself at the star party on the Onizuka Center lanai! For more details on this event, links for safety information, and driving, visit the March Culture Night article. Free.

Monday, March 19: Spring Begins at 7:15 pm, Hawai`i Time: Day and night are equal around the world today - 12 hours each.

Tuesday, March 20: World Storytelling Day: Storytellers around the world share their traditions. The theme of the 2012 World Storytelling Day is "Trees."

Wednesday, March 21; Hilo; Palace Theater; Hawai`iana Live! Listen to the Forest: Husband and wife team Howard Shapiro and Marsha Hee join Leilehua and Manu to celebrate World Storytelling Day. This year's theme is "Trees." Manu and Leilehua will share traditional Hawaiian tales of trees, and Howard and Marsha will share their widely acclaimed story, Listen to the Forest. Rick Mazeraski opens the show with the resounding strains of the Palace Theater's vintage pipe organ. Quack Moore shares a bit of the history of Hilo's historic Palace Theater before introducing the Palace Theater’s cultural practitioners, Leilehua Yuen and Manu Josiah as they use hula, chant, story, and song to depict the history and culture of Hawai`i. Hawai`iana Live! is now in its sixth year, providing a different program each Wednesday, following the changing Hawaiian seasons, exploring different aspects of Hawaiian history and natural history. Each Wednesday at 11:00 am in the Palace Theater, 38 Haili St. Hilo. $5 general admission. Keiki under 12 free. For more information, on the theater and the show, call 934-7010.

Thursday, March 22: Makahiki ends at Nightfall: The multi-month Hawaiian New Year ends for Hawai`i Island. Details of the Makahiki season vary for each island.

Wednesday, March 28; Hilo; Palace Theater; Hawai`iana Live! “Tsunami!”: Annual show in honor of those lost to tsunami, and the people who work to prevent such losses. Special video presentation from CSAV. Rick Mazeraski opens the show with the resounding strains of the Palace Theater's vintage pipe organ. Quack Moore shares a bit of the history of Hilo's historic Palace Theater before introducing the Palace Theater’s cultural practitioners, Leilehua Yuen and Manu Josiah as they use hula, chant, story, and song to depict the history and culture of Hawai`i. Hawai`iana Live! is now in its sixth year, providing a different program each Wednesday, following the changing Hawaiian seasons, exploring different aspects of Hawaiian history and natural history. Each Wednesday at 11:00 am in the Palace Theater, 38 Haili St. Hilo. $5 general admission. Keiki under 12 free. For more information, on the theater and the show, call 934-7010.

 

Tsunami


  

April 2012
Events on Hawai`i Island 

Wednesday, April 4; Hilo; Palace Theater; Hawai`iana Live! He Mo`olelo no ka Hula: Manu Josiah and Leilehua Yuen, Host and Hostess of Hawai`iana, share stories, hula, and music of the Hawaiian spring season. Hawai`iana Live! is now in its sixth year, providing a different program each Wednesday, following the changing Hawaiian seasons, exploring different aspects of Hawaiian history and natural history. Rick Mazeraski opens the show with the resounding strains of the Palace Theater's vintage pipe organ. Quack Moore shares a bit of the history of Hilo's historic Palace Theater before introducing the Palace Theater’s cultural practitioners, Leilehua Yuen and Manu Josiah as they use hula, chant, story, and song to depict the history and culture of Hawai`i. Each Wednesday at 11:00 am in the Palace Theater, 38 Haili St. Hilo. $5 general admission. Keiki under 12 free. For more information, on the theater and the show, call 934-7010.

Sunday, April 8 - Saturday, April 14; Hilo; Throughout Town; Merrie Monarch Hula Festival: Festival celebrating Hawaiian dance and culture.

Wednesday, April 11; Hilo; Palace Theater; Hawai`iana Live! He Mo`olelo no ka Hula: Special guest, hula dancer Sammi Fo, joins Manu and Leilehua as they travel back in time through story and chant to the origins of hula in the Hawaiian Islands. Hawai`iana Live! is now in its sixth year, providing a different program each Wednesday, following the changing Hawaiian seasons, exploring different aspects of Hawaiian history and natural history. Rick Mazeraski opens the show with the resounding strains of the Palace Theater's vintage pipe organ. Quack Moore shares a bit of the history of Hilo's historic Palace Theater before introducing the Palace Theater’s cultural practitioners, Leilehua Yuen and Manu Josiah as they use hula, chant, story, and song to depict the history and culture of Hawai`i. Each Wednesday at 11:00 am in the Palace Theater, 38 Haili St. Hilo. $5 general admission. Keiki under 12 free. For more information, on the theater and the show, call 934-7010.

Saturday, April 21- Moku Hawai`i; Ellison Onizuka Center for International Astronomy; Mauna Kea; Culture Night: Join Leilehua Yuen and Manu Josiah in this exploration of Hawaiian Culture on Mauna Kea. Leilehua, a master storyteller, will share stories of the stars and constellations which glimmer overhead. After hearing the stories of the Hawaiian constellations of spring, see them for yourself at the star party on the Onizuka Center lanai! For more details on this event, links for safety information, and driving, visit the January Culture Night article. Free.

Wednesday, April 25: Hilo; Palace Theater; Hawai`iana Live! "A Musical Trip Through Time" Travel back in time as Manu and Leilehua share traditional storiesof the origins of our islands, then take a train ride around the island on a vintage video which shares scenes of the past, then enjoy our special guests, Uncle Stan Kaina and Pi`ilani Rodrigues as they share hula of the 20th century.
Hawai`iana Live! is now in its sixth year, providing a different program each Wednesday, following the changing Hawaiian seasons, exploring different aspects of Hawaiian history and natural history.
Rick Mazeraski opens the show with the resounding strains of the Palace Theater's vintage pipe organ. Quack Moore shares a bit of the history of Hilo's historic Palace Theater before introducing the Palace Theater’s cultural practitioners, Leilehua Yuen and Manu Josiah as they use hula, chant, story, and song to depict the history and culture of Hawai`i.
"Hawai`iana Live!" presents a different facet of Hawaiian history and culture each Wednesday at 11:00 am in the
Palace Theater, 38 Haili St. Hilo. $5 general admission. Keiki under 12 free. For more information, on the theater and the show, call 934-7010.

Saturday, April 28; Hilo; Basically Books; Culture Night: Join Leilehua Yuen and Manu Josiah as they share stories from their CD, By Moonlight, By Sunlight. 11:00 am. Free.

Monday, April 28; Hilo; Lyman House Museum; Stories of Hilo: Join Leilehua Yuen and Manu Josiah as they share traditional stories of Hilo at the Lyman Museum and Mission House.

   

May 2012
Events on Hawai`i Island 

Tuesday, May 1; Hilo; Kalakaua Park; May Day is Lei Day in Hawai`i!: Join the fun at the 8th annual He Mo`olelo o ka Lei celebration of Hawai`i's "garlands of aloha." Event begins at 10:00 am with the decorating of the kuahu lei for Kuku`ena, goddess of lei making. 11:00 am is the reading of the Mayor's proclamation declaring May 1 "Lei Day in County" and "May the Month of the Lei in Hawai`i County." Free event. Call 895-0850 or e-mail Info@LeiDay.com for more information.

Wednesday, May 2; Hilo; Palace Theater; Hawai`iana Live! He Mo`olelo o ka Lei - "A Story of the Lei": Learn about the lei, so emblematic of Hawai`i. This week, Leilehua and Manu share the meaning of the lei in Hawaiian culture, and a video on the lei la`i. Hawai`iana Live! is now in its sixth year, providing a different program each Wednesday, following the changing Hawaiian seasons, exploring different aspects of Hawaiian history and natural history. Rick Mazeraski opens the show with the resounding strains of the Palace Theater's vintage pipe organ. Quack Moore shares a bit of the history of Hilo's historic Palace Theater before introducing the Palace Theater’s cultural practitioners, Leilehua Yuen and Manu Josiah as they use hula, chant, story, and song to depict the history and culture of Hawai`i. Each Wednesday at 11:00 am in the Palace Theater, 38 Haili St. Hilo. $5 general admission. Keiki under 12 free. For more information, on the theater and the show, call 934-7010.

Wednesday, May 8; Hilo; Palace Theater; Hawai`iana Live! He Mo`olelo o ka Lei - "A Story of the Lei": Learn about the lei, so emblematic of Hawai`i. This week, Leilehua and Manu share the meaning of the lei in Hawaiian culture, and a video on the crafting of the lei. Hawai`iana Live! is now in its sixth year, providing a different program each Wednesday, following the changing Hawaiian seasons, exploring different aspects of Hawaiian history and natural history. Rick Mazeraski opens the show with the resounding strains of the Palace Theater's vintage pipe organ. Quack Moore shares a bit of the history of Hilo's historic Palace Theater before introducing the Palace Theater’s cultural practitioners, Leilehua Yuen and Manu Josiah as they use hula, chant, story, and song to depict the history and culture of Hawai`i. Each Wednesday at 11:00 am in the Palace Theater, 38 Haili St. Hilo. $5 general admission. Keiki under 12 free. For more information, on the theater and the show, call 934-7010.

Sunday, May 12; Ka`u; Pahala Community Center; Ka`u Coffee Festival celebrates the rich history and traditions of the coffee farmers of Ka`u. 9am to 4pm at the Pahala Community Center in Pahala, Hawai'i.

Wednesday, May 16; Hilo; Palace Theater; Hawai`iana Live! He Mo`olelo o ka Lei - "A Story of the Lei": Learn about the lei, so emblematic of Hawai`i. This week, special guests Stan Kaina and Pi`ilani Rodrigues join Leilehua and Manu to share the meaning of the lei in Hawaiian culture and music, and a video on the crafting of the lei. Rick Mazeraski opens the show with the resounding strains of the Palace Theater's vintage pipe organ. Quack Moore shares a bit of the history of Hilo's historic Palace Theater before introducing the Palace Theater’s cultural practitioners, Leilehua Yuen and Manu Josiah as they use hula, chant, story, and song to depict the history and culture of Hawai`i. Hawai`iana Live! is now in its sixth year, providing a different program each Wednesday, following the changing Hawaiian seasons, exploring different aspects of Hawaiian history and natural history. Each Wednesday at 11:00 am in the Palace Theater, 38 Haili St. Hilo. $5 general admission. Keiki under 12 free. For more information, on the theater and the show, call 934-7010.

Saturday, May 19; Mauna Kea; Visitor Information Station Conference Room; Malalo i ka Po Lani Culture Night; 8th Annual "I'll Weave a Lei of Stars for You" Lei Day / May the Month of the Lei presentation: Leilehua Yuen and Manu Josiah present the history, traditions and culture of the lei through story, chant, song, and hula. After the program, join the star party on the Onizuka Center lanai! For more details on this event, links for safety information, and driving, visit the Institute for Astronomy website. 6:00 pm. Free.

Wednesday, May 23; Hilo; Palace Theater; Hawai`iana Live! He Lei Hapa `ilikini- "A Half-Indian Lei": Learn about the lei, so emblematic of Hawai`i. This week, Leilehua and Manu share stories of the lei as a metaphor of the blending of peoples and cultures in Hawai`i. Rick Mazeraski opens the show with the resounding strains of the Palace Theater's vintage pipe organ. Quack Moor shares a bit of the history of Hilo's historic Palace Theater before introducing the Palace Theater’s cultural practitioners, Leilehua Yuen and Manu Josiah as they use hula, chant, story, and song to depict the history and culture of Hawai`i. Video on the crafting of the lei. Hawai`iana Live! is now in its sixth year, providing a different program each Wednesday, following the changing Hawaiian seasons, exploring different aspects of Hawaiian history and natural history. Each Wednesday at 11:00 am in the Palace Theater, 38 Haili St. Hilo. $5 general admission. Keiki under 12 free. For more information, on the theater and the show, call 934-7010.

Saturday, May 26; Kilauea; Pa Hula by the Volcano Art Center; Hula Informance: Leilehua Yuen and Manu Josiah present the history, traditions and culture of the lei through story, chant, song, and hula in this informance (informational performance) in Hawai`i Volcanoes National Park. After the program, join in the duscussion and talk-story with Manu and Leilehua, or enjoy the cultural demonstrations on the Art Gallery lanai. For more informaion, contact the Volcano Art Center,1-808-967-8222. Free, park fees apply.

Hilo Inter-Tribal PowwowSaturday-Monday, May 26, 27, 28; Hilo, Wailoa Park; Hilo Inter-Tribal Powwow and Native Heritage Days: www.HiloPowwow.com Old-style non-competition powwow. Gather on the banks of the Wailoa River for fun and fellowship. Includes artisans market. Learn more and stay updated on FaceBook.

 

May Day is Lei Day
in
Hawai`i

 

June 2012
Events on Hawai`i Island 

Wednesday, June 6; Hilo; Palace Theater; Hawai`iana Live! He Mo`olelo no ka Hula: Manu Josiah and Leilehua Yuen, Host and Hostess of Hawai`iana, share stories, hula, and music of the Hawaiian spring season. Hawai`iana Live! is now in its sixth year, providing a different program each Wednesday, following the changing Hawaiian seasons, exploring different aspects of Hawaiian history and natural history. Rick Mazeraski opens the show with the resounding strains of the Palace Theater's vintage pipe organ. Quack Moore shares a bit of the history of Hilo's historic Palace Theater before introducing the Palace Theater’s cultural practitioners, Leilehua Yuen and Manu Josiah as they use hula, chant, story, and song to depict the history and culture of Hawai`i. Each Wednesday at 11:00 am in the Palace Theater, 38 Haili St. Hilo. $5 general admission. Keiki under 12 free. For more information, on the theater and the show, call 934-7010.

Wednesday, June 13; Hilo; Palace Theater; Hawai`iana Live! He Mo`olelo o Kau - "A Story of Summer": Master storyteller Leilehua Yuen and her husband Manu Josiah share their award-winning re-telling of a traditional Hawaiian tale which explains why summer days are long. Falsetto singer Stan Kaina and hula dancer Pi`ilani Rodrigues share music and hula of Hawai`i. Rick Mazeraski opens the show with the resounding strains of the Palace Theater's vintage pipe organ. Quack Moore shares a bit of the history of Hilo's historic Palace Theater before introducing the Palace Theater’s cultural practitioners, Leilehua Yuen and Manu Josiah as they use hula, chant, story, and song to depict the history and culture of Hawai`i. Hawai`iana Live! is now in its sixth year, providing a different program each Wednesday, following the changing Hawaiian seasons, exploring different aspects of Hawaiian history and natural history. Each Wednesday at 11:00 am in the Palace Theater, 38 Haili St. Hilo. $5 general admission. Keiki under 12 free. For more information, on the theater and the show, call 934-7010.

Wednesday, June 20; Hilo; Palace Theater; Hawai`iana Live! He Mo`olelo no ka Hula: Manu Josiah and Leilehua Yuen, Host and Hostess of Hawai`iana, share stories, hula, and music of the Hawaiian spring season. Hawai`iana Live! is now in its sixth year, providing a different program each Wednesday, following the changing Hawaiian seasons, exploring different aspects of Hawaiian history and natural history. Rick Mazeraski opens the show with the resounding strains of the Palace Theater's vintage pipe organ. Quack Moore shares a bit of the history of Hilo's historic Palace Theater before introducing the Palace Theater’s cultural practitioners, Leilehua Yuen and Manu Josiah as they use hula, chant, story, and song to depict the history and culture of Hawai`i. Each Wednesday at 11:00 am in the Palace Theater, 38 Haili St. Hilo. $5 general admission. Keiki under 12 free. For more information, on the theater and the show, call 934-7010.

Wednesday, June 27; Hilo; Palace Theater; Hawai`iana Live! He Mo`olelo no ka Hula: Ocean activities abound in the Hawaiian month of Ka`aona. Local educator, musician, and surfer Lito Arkangel joins Manu Josiah and Leilehua Yuen, Host and Hostess of Hawai`iana Live!, to share stories, music, and hula of the sea. Hawaiian spring season. Hawai`iana Live! is now in its sixth year, providing a different program each Wednesday, following the changing Hawaiian seasons, exploring different aspects of Hawaiian history and natural history. Rick Mazeraski opens the show with the resounding strains of the Palace Theater's vintage pipe organ. Quack Moore shares a bit of the history of Hilo's historic Palace Theater before introducing the Palace Theater’s cultural practitioners, Leilehua Yuen and Manu Josiah as they use hula, chant, story, and song to depict the history and culture of Hawai`i. Each Wednesday at 11:00 am in the Palace Theater, 38 Haili St. Hilo. $5 general admission. Keiki under 12 free. For more information, on the theater and the show, call 934-7010.

Saturday, June 30; Kilauea; Pa Hula by the Volcano Art Center; Hula Informance: Leilehua Yuen and Manu Josiah present the history, traditions and culture of the hula through story, chant, and song in this informance (informational performance) in Hawai`i Volcanoes National Park. After the program, join in the duscussion and talk-story with Manu and Leilehua, or enjoy the cultural demonstrations on the Art Gallery lanai. For more information, contact the Volcano Art Center,1-808-967-8222. Free, park fees apply.

 

July 2012
Events on Hawai`i Island 

Wednesday, July 4; Hilo; Palace Theater; Hawai`iana Live! He Mo`olelo no ka Hula: Manu Josiah and Leilehua Yuen, Host and Hostess of Hawai`iana, share stories, hula, and music of the Hawaiian spring season. Hawai`iana Live! is now in its sixth year, providing a different program each Wednesday, following the changing Hawaiian seasons, exploring different aspects of Hawaiian history and natural history. Rick Mazeraski opens the show with the resounding strains of the Palace Theater's vintage pipe organ. Quack Moore shares a bit of the history of Hilo's historic Palace Theater before introducing the Palace Theater’s cultural practitioners, Leilehua Yuen and Manu Josiah as they use hula, chant, story, and song to depict the history and culture of Hawai`i. Each Wednesday at 11:00 am in the Palace Theater, 38 Haili St. Hilo. $5 general admission. Keiki under 12 free. For more information, on the theater and the show, call 934-7010.

Wednesday, July 11; Hilo; Palace Theater; Hawai`iana Live! He Mo`olelo no ka Hula: Manu Josiah and Leilehua Yuen, Host and Hostess of Hawai`iana, share stories, hula, and music of the Hawaiian spring season. Hawai`iana Live! is now in its sixth year, providing a different program each Wednesday, following the changing Hawaiian seasons, exploring different aspects of Hawaiian history and natural history. Rick Mazeraski opens the show with the resounding strains of the Palace Theater's vintage pipe organ. Quack Moore shares a bit of the history of Hilo's historic Palace Theater before introducing the Palace Theater’s cultural practitioners, Leilehua Yuen and Manu Josiah as they use hula, chant, story, and song to depict the history and culture of Hawai`i. Each Wednesday at 11:00 am in the Palace Theater, 38 Haili St. Hilo. $5 general admission. Keiki under 12 free. For more information, on the theater and the show, call 934-7010.

Wednesday, July 18; Hilo; Palace Theater; Hawai`iana Live! He Mo`olelo o Kau - "Hina of Hala`i Hill": Master storyteller Leilehua Yuen and her husband Manu Josiah share the story of why the peole of Hilo are so generous. Falsetto singer Stan Kaina and hula dancer Pi`ilani Rodrigues share music and hula of Hawai`i. Rick Mazeraski opens the show with the resounding strains of the Palace Theater's vintage pipe organ. Quack Moore shares a bit of the history of Hilo's historic Palace Theater before introducing the Palace Theater’s cultural practitioners, Leilehua Yuen and Manu Josiah as they use hula, chant, story, and song to depict the history and culture of Hawai`i. Hawai`iana Live! is now in its sixth year, providing a different program each Wednesday, following the changing Hawaiian seasons, exploring different aspects of Hawaiian history and natural history. Each Wednesday at 11:00 am in the Palace Theater, 38 Haili St. Hilo. $5 general admission. Keiki under 12 free. For more information, on the theater and the show, call 934-7010.

Wednesday, July 25; Hilo; Palace Theater; Hawai`iana Live! He Mo`olelo no ka Hula: Manu Josiah and Leilehua Yuen, Host and Hostess of Hawai`iana, share stories, hula, and music of the Hawaiian spring season. Hawai`iana Live! is now in its sixth year, providing a different program each Wednesday, following the changing Hawaiian seasons, exploring different aspects of Hawaiian history and natural history. Rick Mazeraski opens the show with the resounding strains of the Palace Theater's vintage pipe organ. Quack Moore shares a bit of the history of Hilo's historic Palace Theater before introducing the Palace Theater’s cultural practitioners, Leilehua Yuen and Manu Josiah as they use hula, chant, story, and song to depict the history and culture of Hawai`i. Each Wednesday at 11:00 am in the Palace Theater, 38 Haili St. Hilo. $5 general admission. Keiki under 12 free. For more information, on the theater and the show, call 934-7010.

 

August 2012
Events on Hawai`i Island 

Wednesday, August 8; Hilo; Palace Theater; Hawai`iana Live! Pele and the Princess: Manu Josiah and Leilehua Yuen, Host and Hostess of Hawai`iana, share the story of Princess Ruth of Hawai`i Island, and her bravery in the face of a lava flow which threatened the town of Hilo. Hawai`iana Live! is now in its sixth year, providing a different program each Wednesday, following the changing Hawaiian seasons, exploring different aspects of Hawaiian history and natural history. Rick Mazeraski opens the show with the resounding strains of the Palace Theater's vintage pipe organ. Quack Moore shares a bit of the history of Hilo's historic Palace Theater before introducing the Palace Theater’s cultural practitioners, Leilehua Yuen and Manu Josiah as they use hula, chant, story, and song to depict the history and culture of Hawai`i. Each Wednesday at 11:00 am in the Palace Theater, 38 Haili St. Hilo. $5 general admission. Keiki under 12 free. For more information, on the theater and the show, call 934-7010.

Saturday, August 11; Kilauea; Pa Hula by the Volcano Art Center; Hula Informance: Leilehua Yuen and Manu Josiah present the history, traditions and culture of the hula through story, chant, and song in this informance (informational performance) in Hawai`i Volcanoes National Park. After the program, join in the duscussion and talk-story with Manu and Leilehua, or enjoy the cultural demonstrations on the Art Gallery lanai. For more informaion, contact the Volcano Art Center,1-808-967-8222. Free, park fees apply.

Wednesday, August 15; Hilo; Palace Theater; Hawai`iana Live! Holoholo no Hilo - Rambles of Hilo: Join master storyteller Leilehua Yuen and her husband Manu Josiahas they ramble about Hilo in story, chant, and hula. Falsetto singer Stan Kaina and hula dancer Pi`ilani Rodrigues share favorite music and hula of Hawai`i. Rick Mazeraski opens the show with the resounding strains of the Palace Theater's vintage pipe organ. Quack Moore shares a bit of the history of Hilo's historic Palace Theater before introducing the Palace Theater’s cultural practitioners, Leilehua Yuen and Manu Josiah as they use hula, chant, story, and song to depict the history and culture of Hawai`i. Hawai`iana Live! is now in its sixth year, providing a different program each Wednesday, following the changing Hawaiian seasons, exploring different aspects of Hawaiian history and natural history. Each Wednesday at 11:00 am in the Palace Theater, 38 Haili St. Hilo. $5 general admission. Keiki under 12 free. For more information, on the theater and the show, call 934-7010.

Wednesday, August 29; Hilo; Palace Theater; Hawai`iana Live! Lili`u E!: Join Manu Josiah and Leilehua Yuen, Host and Hostess of Hawai`iana, in this special program dedicated to Hawai`i's last monarch, Lili`uokalani. Learn about the life of this Queen through traditional stories, chants, and hula. Quack Moore adds to the beauty of the program, playing the Queen's parlor-style compositions on piano, and Rick Mazeraski fills the Palace with the Queen's beloved hymns resounding from the pipes of the historic theater organ. Hawai`iana Live! is now in its sixth year, providing a different program each Wednesday, following the changing Hawaiian seasons, exploring different aspects of Hawaiian history and natural history. Rick Mazeraski opens the show vintage organ music. Quack Moore shares a bit of the history of Hilo's historic Palace Theater before introducing the Palace Theater’s cultural practitioners, Leilehua Yuen and Manu Josiah as they use hula, chant, story, and song to depict the history and culture of Hawai`i. Each Wednesday at 11:00 am in the Palace Theater, 38 Haili St. Hilo. $5 general admission. Keiki under 12 free. For more information, on the theater and the show, call 934-7010.

   

September 2012
Events on Hawai`i Island 

Wednesday, September 5; Hilo; Palace Theater; Hawai`iana Live! Holoholo no Hilo - Rambles of Hilo: Join master storyteller Leilehua Yuen and her husband Manu Josiah as they ramble about Hilo in story, chant, and hula. Falsetto singer Stan Kaina and hula dancer Pi`ilani Rodrigues share favorite music and hula of Hawai`i. Rick Mazeraski opens the show with the resounding strains of the Palace Theater's vintage pipe organ. Quack Moore shares a bit of the history of Hilo's historic Palace Theater before introducing the Palace Theater’s cultural practitioners, Leilehua Yuen and Manu Josiah as they use hula, chant, story, and song to depict the history and culture of Hawai`i. Hawai`iana Live! is now in its sixth year, providing a different program each Wednesday, following the changing Hawaiian seasons, exploring different aspects of Hawaiian history and natural history. Each Wednesday at 11:00 am in the Palace Theater, 38 Haili St. Hilo. $5 general admission. Keiki under 12 free. For more information, on the theater and the show, call 934-7010.

   

October 2012
Events on Hawai`i Island 

Wednesday, October 3; Hilo; Palace Theater; Hawai`iana Live! Holoholo no Hilo - Rambles of Hilo: Join master storyteller Leilehua Yuen and her husband Manu Josiah as they ramble about Hilo in story, chant, and hula. Falsetto singer Stan Kaina and hula dancer Pi`ilani Rodrigues share favorite music and hula of Hawai`i. Rick Mazeraski opens the show with the resounding strains of the Palace Theater's vintage pipe organ. Quack Moore shares a bit of the history of Hilo's historic Palace Theater before introducing the Palace Theater’s cultural practitioners, Leilehua Yuen and Manu Josiah as they use hula, chant, story, and song to depict the history and culture of Hawai`i. Hawai`iana Live! is now in its sixth year, providing a different program each Wednesday, following the changing Hawaiian seasons, exploring different aspects of Hawaiian history and natural history. Each Wednesday at 11:00 am in the Palace Theater, 38 Haili St. Hilo. $5 general admission. Keiki under 12 free. For more information, on the theater and the show, call 934-7010.

Saturday, June 30; Kilauea; Pa Hula by the Volcano Art Center; Hula Informance: Leilehua Yuen and Manu Josiah present the history, traditions and culture of the hula through story, chant, and song in this informance (informational performance) in Hawai`i Volcanoes National Park. After the program, join in the duscussion and talk-story with Manu and Leilehua, or enjoy the cultural demonstrations on the Art Gallery lanai. For more informaion, contact the Volcano Art Center,1-808-967-8222. Free, park fees apply.

   

November 2012
Events on Hawai`i Island 

Wednesday, November 7; Hilo; Palace Theater; Hawai`iana Live! Holoholo no Hilo - Rambles of Hilo: Join master storyteller Leilehua Yuen and her husband Manu Josiah as they ramble about Hilo in story, chant, and hula. Falsetto singer Stan Kaina and hula dancer Pi`ilani Rodrigues share favorite music and hula of Hawai`i. Rick Mazeraski opens the show with the resounding strains of the Palace Theater's vintage pipe organ. Quack Moore shares a bit of the history of Hilo's historic Palace Theater before introducing the Palace Theater’s cultural practitioners, Leilehua Yuen and Manu Josiah as they use hula, chant, story, and song to depict the history and culture of Hawai`i. Hawai`iana Live! is now in its sixth year, providing a different program each Wednesday, following the changing Hawaiian seasons, exploring different aspects of Hawaiian history and natural history. Each Wednesday at 11:00 am in the Palace Theater, 38 Haili St. Hilo. $5 general admission. Keiki under 12 free. For more information, on the theater and the show, call 934-7010.

Saturday, November 10; Kilauea; Pa Hula by the Volcano Art Center; Hula Informance: Leilehua Yuen and Manu Josiah present the history, traditions and culture of the hula through story, chant, and song in this informance (informational performance) in Hawai`i Volcanoes National Park. After the program, join in the duscussion and talk-story with Manu and Leilehua, or enjoy the cultural demonstrations on the Art Gallery lanai. For more informaion, contact the Volcano Art Center,1-808-967-8222. Free, park fees apply.

Wednesday, November 28; Hilo; Palace Theater; Hawai`iana Live! Lili`u E!: Join Manu Josiah and Leilehua Yuen, Host and Hostess of Hawai`iana, in this special program dedicated to Hawai`i's Holy Sovreigns, King Alexander Liholiho, KamehamehaIV, and his Queen, Emma. Learn about their lives through traditional stories, chants, and hula. Hawai`iana Live! is now in its sixth year, providing a different program each Wednesday, following the changing Hawaiian seasons, exploring different aspects of Hawaiian history and natural history. Rick Mazeraski opens the show vintage organ music. Quack Moore shares a bit of the history of Hilo's historic Palace Theater before introducing the Palace Theater’s cultural practitioners, Leilehua Yuen and Manu Josiah as they use hula, chant, story, and song to depict the history and culture of Hawai`i. Each Wednesday at 11:00 am in the Palace Theater, 38 Haili St. Hilo. $5 general admission. Keiki under 12 free. For more information, on the theater and the show, call 934-7010.

   

December 2012
Events on Hawai`i Island 

Saturday, December 8; Kilauea; Pa Hula by the Volcano Art Center; Hula Informance: Leilehua Yuen and Manu Josiah present the history, traditions and culture of the hula through story, chant, and song in this informance (informational performance) in Hawai`i Volcanoes National Park. After the program, join in the duscussion and talk-story with Manu and Leilehua, or enjoy the cultural demonstrations on the Art Gallery lanai. For more informaion, contact the Volcano Art Center,1-808-967-8222. Free, park fees apply.

Wednesday, December 19; Hilo; Palace Theater; Hawai`iana Live! Holoholo no Hilo - Rambles of Hilo: Join master storyteller Leilehua Yuen and her husband Manu Josiah as they ramble about Hilo in story, chant, and hula. Falsetto singer Stan Kaina and hula dancer Pi`ilani Rodrigues share favorite music and hula of Hawai`i. Rick Mazeraski opens the show with the resounding strains of the Palace Theater's vintage pipe organ. Quack Moore shares a bit of the history of Hilo's historic Palace Theater before introducing the Palace Theater’s cultural practitioners, Leilehua Yuen and Manu Josiah as they use hula, chant, story, and song to depict the history and culture of Hawai`i. Hawai`iana Live! is now in its sixth year, providing a different program each Wednesday, following the changing Hawaiian seasons, exploring different aspects of Hawaiian history and natural history. Each Wednesday at 11:00 am in the Palace Theater, 38 Haili St. Hilo. $5 general admission. Keiki under 12 free. For more information, on the theater and the show, call 934-7010.

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