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Taste of Mililani

Mililani High School

95-1200 Meheula Pkwy., Mililani | 808-689-9091

Pau hana Friday fun includes local artisans, edibles and food for the family, 5-9 p.m. Jan. 27.


Mele on the Lawn Hana Hou

Sacred Hearts Academy

3253 Waiale Ave., Honolulu

A night of mele, food and fun for the family starts when the doors open, 4:30-9 p.m. Jan. 27. Bring chairs and blankets. Tickets. Tickets are also available at the school office and Lancer Locker minus the service fee.


An Evening with The Drifters, The Platters and Cornell Gunters Coasters

Hawaii Theatre Center

1130 Bethel St., Honolulu | 808-528-0506

Three of the world’s beloved musical groups perform their greatest hits for an evening of nostalgia, 7:30 p.m. Jan. 27. Together, these three Rock & Roll Hall of Fame groups are associated with the top classic songs in rock & roll history. Tickets.


The Rascals

Blue Note Hawaii

Outrigger Waikiki Beach Resort, 2335 Kalakaua Ave., Honolulu | 808-777-4890

Two of the founders of the legendary group, The Rascals — Felix Cavaliere and Gene Cornish — make it a night to remember performing the classics such as “Good Lovin’,” “Groovin’,” “A Beautiful Morning” and many others in six shows, Jan. 27-29Tickets.


Volunteer Days

Waimea Valley

59-864 Kamehameha Hwy., Haleiwa | 808-638-7766

Waimea Valley offers three different volunteer days: Ohana Volunteer Day, Hanai Aina Conservation Workday-Forest Restoration Projects, and Malama Mala Conservation Workday-Invasive Species Removal. Visit their website for times and dates throughout the year. Upcoming volunteer effort is Ohana Volunteer Day, 9-11:30 a.m. Jan. 28. The next volunteer opportunity is Feb. 2 to remove invasive species on Malama Mala Conservation Workday.


Oahu SPCA Adoption Event


1134 Kuala St., Pearl City | 808-456-5570

If you’re looking to add a four-legged family member, adopt one in need of a good home by stopping at the Petco Pearl City location, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Jan. 28.


Through Jan. 29: ‘Dance, Dance, Dance’

Kennedy Theatre

1770 East-West Rd., Honolulu | 808-956-7655

This Prime Time Series Theatre Production of “Dance, Dance, Dance” is a play adapted from the novel by Haruki Murakami, set in Hokkaido, Tokyo, and Hawaii. Tickets and info.


Through Jan. 29: ‘Small Mouth Sounds’

Kailua Onstage Arts

780 S. Beretania St., Honolulu | 808-388-0319

This play directed by Kevin Keaveney about six runaways on a silent retreat in the quiet of the woods asks, “how (do) we address life’s biggest questions when words fail us.” Tickets and information.


Through Jan. 29: ‘Hamilton’

Neal Blaisdell Concert Hall

777 Ward Ave., Honolulu | 808-768-5252

Now Hawaii audiences can be in "The Room Where It Happens," when "Hamilton" takes to the stage at the Neal S. Blaisdell Concert Hall. Broadway in Hawaii presents the award-winning musical, “a story of American then, told by America now,” blending the sounds of hip-hop, jazz, R&B and Broadway. Tickets.


Paul Dunbar: A Musical Revue

The Brad Powell Theatre, Dole Cannery

650 Iwilei Rd., Suite 101, Honolulu | 808-722-6941

The Actor’s Group presents a roaring musical revue set in the mid-1920s directed by Alison Maldonado and choreographed by Regina Ahlgren. Script by Shervelle Bergholz. Performances at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 30-31, Feb. 1, 6-8. Tickets.


Honolulu African American Film Festival

Honolulu Museum of Art

900 S. Beretania St., Honolulu | 808-532-8700

This 14th annual event kicks off 6 p.m. Feb. 2 with a reception at the museum’s Luce Pavilion featuring live music, dinner and a cash bar with an opening night film, “Lowndes Country and the Road to Black Power” screening at 7:30 p.m. Tickets.

For a lineup of films being presented and to get tickets, visit the event website.


Flower Pedal Circus

Kailua Onstage Arts

780 S. Beretania St., Honolulu | 808-388-0319

This unique circus created for keiki 12 years and younger is a display of logic-defying feats performed by Cassie Caldwell and Will Aaron that the entire family will enjoy. Performances are at 3 and 5 p.m. Feb. 4-5. Tickets.


HSO’s Hapa Symphony featuring Keauhou

Hawaii Theatre Center

1130 Bethel St., Honolulu | 808-528-0506

Award-winning group Keauhou joins the Hawaii Symphony Orchestra for a night of mele, 7:30 p.m. Feb. 4. Tickets.


Hawaii Cannabis Expo

Neal Blaisdell Exhibition Hall

777 Ward Ave., Honolulu |

Learn all you need to know about the cannabis industry and more, 9 a.m. Feb. 4-5. Tickets at the box office.


The Stars Tonight

Bishop Museum

1525 Bernice St., Honolulu | 808-847-3511

Hear tales of love, devotion and drama, and learn about the bright stars of the Winter Circle, search for Jupiter and Mars, and welcome Leo into Hawaii skies, 7-8 p.m. Feb. 4. Weather permitting, stargaze after the planetarium show. Register. Be sure to visit Bishop Museum’s website for more events.


John Mulaney

Neal Blaisdell Arena

777 Ward Ave., Honolulu |

Comedian John Mulaney comes to Hawaii on his “From Scratch” tour, 7 p.m. Feb. 4. Tickets.


Through Feb. 19: ‘Gone Feeshing’

Kumu Kahua Theatre

46 Merchant St., Honolulu | 808-536-4441

Prominent playwright Lee A. Tonouchi, known as “Da Pidgin Guerrilla,” wrote this play based on the true-life heroism of his father’s friend who made headlines in local news 40 years ago. Showtimes are 7 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets.


Ongoing events:

Every Monday: Hamakua Marsh Wildlife Sanctuary

268 Hamakua Dr., Kailua

Help malama this native community forest situated on the watershed, 4-6 p.m. Drive through the open gate immediately adjacent to the address noted above and park inside. Wear covered shoes and bring a water bottle. Contact the Healthy Climate Communities with questions:


Every Wednesday & Sunday: Farmer’s Market

Windward Mall

46-056 Kamehameha Hwy., Kaneohe | 808-235-1143

Tuan Farm, Kham Farm, Pomai Kulolo, Manny’s Bake Shop, Akemi’s Fish, Luau Bombs, Aloha Edibles, Da Mochi Guys and many more local vendors sell their goods at Windward Mall’s farmer’s market operated by Plenty of Aloha. The farmer’s market is open 2-6 p.m. Wednesdays and 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sundays.


Every Thursday: Public Tours

Washington Place

320 S. Beretania St., Honolulu | 808-586-0248

Experience the grandeur and view the personal items of Queen Lili‘uokalani and the Dominis family on this one-hour, docent-led tour, 10 a.m. The tour is free, but donations through the website are appreciated. Reservations are required.


Every Thursday: Kamaaina Thursdays

Waimea Valley

59-864 Kamehameha Hwy., Haleiwa | 808-638-7766

Explore Waimea Valley with its diverse flora and fauna and talk story with local artisans, noon-3 p.m., then enjoy the Haleiwa Farmers Market, 2-6 p.m. Free for Hawaii residents.


Every Thursday: Mahiku Farmers Market 

International Market Place, Level 1, Banyan Court

2330 Kalakaua Ave., Honolulu | 808-931-6105

Every Thursday from 4-8 p.m. explore fresh and unique products made by local farmers, growers, artisans and food purveyors. For more information visit the Mahiku Farmers Market’s website.


Every Thursday-Sunday: Docent-led tours

Honolulu Museum of Art

900 S. Beretania St., Honolulu | 808-532-8700

Gain an in-depth perspective of the artworks located throughout the museum on a docent-led tour. The 11 a.m. Highlights Tour, is meant to inspire as docents share ways to connect to the museum’s most popular and unique works. Meet docents near the main entrance at the respective start times. Tours are free with museum admission: $10 Hawaii resident, $20 general admission, 18 and under are free. Museum hours: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Thursday and Sunday, to 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday.


Every Friday: Histories and Mysteries Tour

Honolulu Zoo

151 Kapahulu Ave., Honolulu | 808-926-3191

As the sun lessens its hold on the world and things get quiet, enter the Honolulu Zoo to hear stories of supernatural encounters experienced by zoo staff members, 4:30-6:30 p.m. For 8 years and older. Limited to 25 guests. Tickets.


Every Friday: Friday Night Fireworks

Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort

2005 Kalia Rd., Honolulu | 808-949-4321

Enjoy this more than 30-year-old tradition as the Friday Night Fireworks returns to light up the sky above Waikiki, 7:45 p.m.


Every Friday & Saturday: HoMA Nights

Honolulu Museum of Art

900 South Beretania St., Honolulu | 808-532-8700

The perfect pau hana place to relax, HoMA remains open till 9 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays. Gather at HoMA Café and Coffee Bar for bites and beverages until 8:30 p.m. Open up your creative side with drop-in art-making sessions, 5-8 p.m. Fridays. At HoMA Café, enjoy varied artists, 5:30-8:30 p.m. every Friday and Aloha Got Soul vinyl DJ sets, 6-8:30 p.m. every Saturday. Also check out art workshops for adults every Saturday.


Every Saturday: Open-Air Farmers’ Markets

Pearlridge Center

98-1005 Moanalua Rd., Aiea | 808-488-0981

Find nearly 50 vendors offering locally grown fruits and vegetables, plants and freshly made treats, plus live Hawaiian music, 7:30 a.m.-noon. Located at the Wai Makai street-level parking lot along Kamehameha Hwy.


Every Saturday: Plant Sale

Waimea Valley Nursery

59-864 Kamehameha Hwy., Haleiwa | 808-638-5875

Visit the private nursery filled with hand-selected plants propagated by the staff, 8 a.m.-noon, and purchase a few a take home. Proceeds go back to the botanical department to maintain the valley’s conservation land and gardens. For more information, call the number above or email


Every Saturday: Waialua Farmers Co-Op Market

Old Waialua Sugar Mill

Kealohanui St., Waialua 

A farmers market featuring local produce, tropical flowers, seasonal fruit, baked goods, jams, jellies, honey, beauty products, crafts, plants and more. Open from 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m.


Every Saturday: Honolulu Go Club

Various locations

If you’re part of a Go Club, then you know this Asian board game is a worldwide game phenomenon. The Honolulu branch meets 1-5 p.m. every Saturday featuring lessons for beginners and professional 9 Dan Korean Go player Myungwan Kim sharing lectures game reviews and simultaneous games. It’s a game for all ages from elementary school to retired folks! Email for information.


Every Saturday: Take A Twilight Tour

Honolulu Zoo

At the corner of Kapahulu Ave. and Kalakaua Ave., Waikiki | 808-926-3191

If you’ve ever wondered what the zoo is like after visitors have left and the gates have closed, find out on Honolulu Zoo’s Twilight Tours, 4:30-6:30 p.m. Educators lead a two-hour walking tour and explain animal biology and behavior, how animals prepare to sleep while others are waking up, and how the zoo is helping to conserve endangered species. General admission: $25/adult, $20/13 and under, free for 2 and under. Military and kamaaina admission: $20/adult, $15/13 and under, free for 2 and under.


Every Second Saturday: Volunteer clean up

Maunawila Heiau Complex

54-046 Kamehameha Hwy., Hauula

This Hawaii Land Trust volunteer effort restarts Feb. 11, 8:30-10:30 a.m. Meet at Hauula Elementary School at 8:30 a.m.


Every Third Saturday: Volunteer clean up

Lyon Arboretum

3860 Manoa Rd., Honolulu | 808-988-0456

Lyon Arboretum invites volunteers to help re-establish a native koa tree forest by removing invasive species to make way for koa seedlings popping up in the area, 8 a.m.-noon. Register online or email Tylor, Grounds & Collections Volunteer Coordinator, at


Every Sunday: Lokahi Kailua Market

340 Uluniu St., Kailua

This family and pet-friendly event features live music, keiki arts and crafts, special events, plus crafts, fresh farmed goods, flowers, food and more, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Located under the covered lot next to Assaggio’s.


Exhibits at Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum

1525 Bernice St., Honolulu | 808-847-3511

Through Feb. 19, 2023: “Taxonomy: Our Lives Depend on It” is an interactive, multimedia exhibition that explores the identification and naming of plants and animals, and the important role it plays in our daily lives. Also see the largest display of plants and animals that represent the museum’s natural sciences collection normally inaccessible to the public.

Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum hours are 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily. Adults $24.95, seniors 65+ $21.95, youths 4-17 $16.95. Children 16 and younger must be accompanied by an adult.


Exhibits at Honolulu Museum of Art

900 S. Beretania St., Honolulu | 808-532-8700

Through June 4, 2023: “Cross Pollination: Flowers Across the Collection” highlights a diverse arrangement of artworks filled with botanical imagery from throughout the centuries. All are from HoMA’s permanent collection and includes artworks by 17th century Dutch floral masters, paintings on Japanese screens, Korean celadon ware, Native American beaded bags and more.

Through July 27, 2023: Maui-based artist Noah Harders presents “Moemoeā,” his first-ever exhibition featuring intricate, surrealist creations made from flowers, leaves, lobster shells, fish bones and other organic material.

Through Sept. 10, 2023: Artist Rebecca Louise Law debuts in Hawaii with a year-long immersive art experience that celebrates Hawaii’s deep connection to flowers, “Awakening.” Galleries are transformed into a hanging garden with more than one million floral and botanical elements from Law’s collection that includes 50,000 pieces of material collected on Oahu.

HoMA is open 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Thursday and Sunday; to 9 p.m. Friday-Saturday. $20/general admission; $10/Hawaii resident; free for 18 and under, active-duty military personnel and HoMA members.



Wolfchild Single Release Event

ProArts Playhouse

Azeka Shopping Center, 1280 S. Kihei Rd., Kihei | 808-463-6550

Seattle-based Cinematic Folk Rock band, Wolfchild, is made up of Gabriel Wolfchild and his brother, Elion Truthheart. They celebrate the release of their latest single, 7:30 p.m. Jan. 26Tickets.


The Rascals featuring Felix Cavaliere & Gene Cornish: Time Peace Tour

Maui Arts & Cultural Center

One Cameron Way, Kahului | 808-242-7469

Two of the founders of the legendary group, The Rascals, will make it a night to remember performing the classics such as “Good Lovin’,” “Groovin’,” “A Beautiful Morning” and many others, 7:30 pm. Jan. 26Tickets.


Assistance Dogs of Hawaii Pint Night

Maui Brewing Co.

4405 Honoapiilani Hwy., Lahaina | 808-669-3474

Help raise funds for Assistance Dogs of Hawaii, an organization that provides children and adults with disabilities professionally trained dogs to enhance their quality of life, 6-10 p.m. Jan. 27. Fifty percent of house beer profits goes toward the organization.


Trapped in Paradise Volume 2

da Playground Maui

300 Maalaea Rd., Wailuku | 808-727-2571

A night of DJ performances by local favorites and rising superstars, 9 p.m. Jan. 27. Tickets.


Sierra Club Service Outing

Hāmākua Mālama Service Outing


Join Lucienne de Naie ( for this service outing cosponsored by Mālama Hāmākua. Help clear rubbish from gulches and replant native species, Jan. 28. Tools, snacks, trash bags will be provided. Email Lucienne de Naie to sign up and check the Sierra Club Maui website for details.


Watercolor Anywhere - Expressive Flow

Hui Noeau Visual Arts Center

2841 Baldwin Ave., Makawao | 808-572-6560

Join instructor Maggie Sutrov for an adult watercolor class, 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Jan. 28. $99/non-members, $83/members. Register. Hui Noeau Visual Arts Center offers a wide range of art classes in all mediums; visit their website for class information.


An Evening with The Drifters, Platters & Coasters

Maui Arts & Cultural Center

One Cameron Way, Kahului | 808-242-7469

Three of the world’s beloved musical groups perform their greatest hits for an evening of nostalgia, 7:30 p.m. Jan. 28. Together, these three Rock & Roll Hall of Fame groups are associated with the top classic songs in rock & roll history. Tickets.


The Movement presented by BAMP Project

da Playground Maui

300 Maalaea Rd., Wailuku | 808-727-2571

With eight studio albums under its belt, The Movement performs its alternative-reggae sounds, 8 p.m. Jan. 28. Tickets.


Sierra Club Hike

Kanaio Stupa


Join Rob Weltman ( for a four-mile hike up a few steep grades on the southern slope of Haleakala to a shrine built in 1982 and a view of the southern coastline, Jan. 29. Meet 9 a.m. at the Ulupalakua Ranch Store in Upper Kula. Bring lunch, water and rain gear. Limited to 18 hikers. Email the hike leader to sign up and check the Sierra Club Maui website for details.


Cocktails and Queens Drag Revue

da Playground Maui

300 Maalaea Rd., Wailuku | 808-727-2571

Catch a performance by ManCandy Productions and their cast, plus DJ Kurt live during intermission and after the show, 8 p.m. Jan. 29. Tickets.


Sierra Club Hike

Maalaea Petroglyphs

South Maui

Join Lucienne de Naie ( and co-leader Ann Wallace for a two-mile hike to explore one of Maui’s largest petroglyph sites and learn about the area’s long history, Jan. 30. Email the hike leader for details and to sign up, plus check the Sierra Club Maui website for details.


The Peek-A-Bows, A Free Family Show

Maui Arts & Cultural Center

One Cameron Way, Kahului | 808-242-7469

Sing, dance, learn and have fun with the Peek-A-Bows, three colorful sisters, Alani, Lena and Poni, 5:30 p.m. Feb. 3. Created for young children in 2008 by Gerilyn Hewahewa and Cyndi Mayo-Akeo, the Peek-A-Bows seek to educate and engage young keiki through place-based song and dance, storytelling and Hawaiian cultural integration. A free event though reservations are required.


Sunset Jazz Series

Maui Kuia Estate Chocolate Factory

78 Ulupono St., Lahaina

Jazz Maui presents an all-star lineup of local and visiting professional jazz musicians, 5-7 p.m. every Sunday. Upcoming performances: Feb. 5, Sal Godinez Jazz Trio; Feb. 12, “For My Sweet” Valentine’s Day show; Feb. 19, The Hi C’s Dixieland Band; and Feb. 26, Godinez Family Trio featuring Latin and Brazilian Jazz. Tickets (select the appropriate date).


Through Feb. 17: 2023 Annual Juried Exhibition

Hui Noeau Visual Arts Center

2841 Baldwin Ave., Makawao | 808-572-6560

Recognized by the Hawaii State Foundation on Culture & the Arts, this prestigious exhibition features current works by local artists in all media with renowned guest juror Rosina Potter, executive director of Hawaii Contemporary, offering her unique perspective of the artwork. For a list of adult and keiki classes and workshops, visit the Hui Noeau website.


Whale Tales presented by Whale Trust

The Ritz-Carlton Maui, Kapalua

1 Ritz Carlton Dr., Kapalua | 808-669-6200

Registration is open for this 17th annual event featuring leading scientists, photographers and conservationists who will share their work in person, Feb. 17-20. A community expo will also highlight local artists and businesses, a Marine Science Center with hands-on learning, a silent auction and more. Registration and information.


Registration open for 2023 Maui 5K Run and Walk

Set for March 5, 2023, this community event is presented by Maui Ocean Center to support Maui Nui schools. Register.


Through March 18: ʻIke Kanaka Invitational Exhibition

Maui Arts & Cultural Center

One Cameron Way, Kahului | 808-242-7469

The ‘Ike Kanaka Invitational exhibition in the Schaefer International Gallery features works by 10 contemporary Kanaka Oiwi artists, who were asked to explore new work through ‘ike, “knowledge gained through experience and guided by sound teachings.” Participating artists are Bernice Akamine, Kala‘i Blakemore, Hoaka Delos Reyes, Solomon Enos, Pōhaku Kaho‘ohanohano, Lehuauakea, Kawika Lum-Nelmida, Meleanna Aluli Meyer, Aulii Mitchell, Cory Kamehanaokalā Holt Taum.


Ongoing events:

Daily: Maui Street Market

150 Hana Hwy., Kahului

Located next to the former 24-Hour Fitness, Maui’s “Food Truck Hub” is presented by the nonprofit Maui Food Technology Center dedicated to supporting local entrepreneurs and revitalizing the community of Kahului. It’s open seven days a week with varied hours depending on individual food trucks. Dubbed “eat the street, Maui style,” the market features a gathering of food trucks offering lots of ono food and aloha in one place. Free parking available.


Every Monday, Wednesday & Saturday: Personalized Guided Tour

Leilani Farm Sanctuary Tour

260 East Kuiaha Rd., Haiku | 808-298-8544

This healing space for animals is also a healing space for humans. The sanctuary provides shelter and care for abused and rescued goats, donkeys, sheep, geese, cats, rabbits, tortoises and others. Tours take place rain or shine, minimum age is 7 years old. Book a tour.


Every Tuesday & Thursday: Aquari-Om Yoga Classes

Maui Ocean Center

192 Maalaea Rd., Wailuku | 808-270-7000

Open to all skill levels for ages 12 and up, these yoga classes are conducted against the serene backdrop of the 750,000-gallon Open Ocean exhibit, 5-6 p.m. through Jan. 5, 2023. Tickets are $25 for residents, $30 for visitors; $5 from each ticket is donated to MOC Marine Institute to support coral restoration and sea turtle rescue. Tickets and information.


Every Tuesday & Thursday: Lei Making

Whalers Village

2435 Kaanapali Pkwy., Lahaina

Learn how to make your own lei and learn about their significance, traditional uses and how they are used today. Meet in the Ohana Courtyard for the free class. 


Every Wednesday: Weed and Pot Club

Maui Nui Botanical Garden

150 Kanaloa Ave., Kahului | 808-249-2798

This volunteer gardening group works with native plants, 8:30-10:30 a.m. Help the botanical garden thrive through weeding and propagation, and come prepared to work with covered shoes and gardening attire. No registration required.


Every Thursday: Karaoke

Mala Tavern 

1307 Front St., Lahaina

Every Thursday night head to Mala Tavern for late night karaoke. The kitchen stays open for snacks and cocktails, 10 p.m.-12 a.m.


Every Friday: Hana Farmers Market

Hana Town Center

2 Mill Pl., Hana

On Fridays from 3-4:30 p.m., pick up local produce and other products at the farmers market. Kupuna-only (65+) shopping starts at 2:30 p.m. SNAP benefits accepted. 


Every Friday: Friday Night is Art Night in LahainaTown

Front St., Lahaina

Meet the artists behind the works at Friday Night is Art Night featuring new artwork and live music at various galleries along Front St. and Dickenson St. Hours vary by gallery, but the event continues to 8 p.m. The Baldwin Home Museum, the oldest house standing on the island, is also open 5-8 p.m. for 20-minute candlelit tours limited to five people. $7/adult; $5/seniors, Hawaii residents, military and veterans; free for kids 12 and under accompanied by an adult.


Every 4th Friday of the month: Kihei 4th Friday

1279 S Kihei Rd., Kihei

Every 4th Friday of the month, the Kihei Town Party is held. The event includes live music, a Keiki Zone, craft vendors and food trucks. Bring the whole family, 6-9 p.m. Find more information here.


Every Friday & Saturday: Lahaina Art Show

Lahaina Cannery Mall

1221 Honoapiilani Hwy., Lahaina | 808-661-5304

Stop by the Lahaina Arts Society Art Show on the grass lawn at Lahaina Cannery Mall, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. See the works of local Maui artists, plus enjoy demonstrations.


Most Fridays & 3rd Saturday: Waihe‘e Coastal Dunes and Wetland Refuge

Halewaiu Rd., Wailuku

Hawaii Land Trust welcomes volunteers to join their ohana with the saying that “no effort is too small” in its core mission of “protecting and stewarding the lands that sustain Hawaii.” Help with restoration and conservation projects, land stewardship at Waihee Coastal Dunes and Wetland Refuge (8 a.m.-noon most Fridays, and 8-11 a.m. every third Saturday). Fill out a volunteer waiver form.


Every Saturday: Maui Swap Meet

University of Hawaii Maui College parking lot

310 W. Kaahumanu Ave., Kahului | 808-244-3100

Find bargains on T-shirts, jewelry, apparel, fresh flowers, fruits, vegetables and more from up to 200 vendors at the Maui Swap Meet, 7 a.m.-1 p.m. Also enjoy lots to nibble on while browsing or pick up a lunch entree. Nuts, candies, drinks and shave ice too!


Every Saturday: Volunteer at Honokowai Valley

Maui Cultural Lands | 808-276-5593

With a mission to stabilize, protect and restore Hawaiian cultural resources, Maui Cultural Lands is a grassroots land trust organization encouraging volunteers to join the effort to restore Honokowai Valley. Meet at the Pu‘ukolii Sugar Cane Train parking lot at 9 a.m. Contact MCL for information by calling the number above or emailing


Every Sunday: Maui Sunday Market

Kahului Shopping Center

65 W. Kaahumanu Ave., Kahului | 888-948-6382

The Maui Food Technology Center presents this fun weekly event for the family filled with lots of food, live entertainment and weekly prizes, 4-8 p.m., next to 808 Gymnastics Center.


Hawaii Island

Printmaking Guided Open Studio

Donkey Mill Art Center

78-6670 Mamalahoa Hwy., Holualoa | 808-322-3362

Join instructors Hunter Buck and Gerald Walsh for a series of workshops designed to help printmakers continue their work in monotype, relief and callagraph printmaking, 5:30-8:30 p.m. Feb. 1 and 22, March 8 and 29, and April 12 and 26. Must have taken an introductory course within one year. Info and registration. For those interested in pottery, see Intro to the Wheel on Wednesdays also starting Feb. 1. Visit the Donkey Mill Art Center website for more info on other workshops plus events.


Thursday Night at the Center

Volcano Art Center, Niaulani Campus

19-4074 Old Volcano Rd., Volcano Village

Local author Donna Marie Barr’s new book, “My View from the House by the Sea,” takes readers to the Samoan Islands as Barr tells the story of “a life transformed by Samoa and the Peace Corps,” 6-8 p.m. Jan. 26. Free, though a $5 donation is appreciated. Volcano Art Center also hosts a range of art classes throughout the year. Visit their website to learn more.


Coffee with a Cop

Kona Coffee & Tea

74-5588 Palani Rd., Kailua-Kona

Stop by and talk story with your community police officers over a cup ‘o joe, 8-10 a.m. Jan. 27. Call Kona Community Policing with any questions, 808-326-4646 ext. 257, 258 or 259.


Volunteer: Stewardship at the Summit Rainforest Restoration

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park | 808-985-6011

Join Stewardship at the Summit to help remove invasive, non-native plant species, 9 a.m.-noon, Jan. 27, Feb. 4, 10, 17, 25. The moderate, one-mile roundtrip hike departs from Kilauea Visitor Center over rough, uneven terrain with up to a 400-foot elevation change. Wear hiking shoes, long pants and a hat; bring rain gear, snacks and water. Gloves and loppers will be provided. Park fee applies. For info, email Paul and Jane Field at, otherwise, meet at the Kilauea Visitor Center at 8:45 a.m. Groups should contact Kupono McDaniel at 808-985-6015. No registration required.


MasterClass - Giordano Dance Chicago

Kahilu Theatre

67-1186 Lindsey Rd., Waimea | 808-885-6868

Artistic Director Nan Giordano of Giordano Dance Chicago presents a high-energy jazz class exploring the Giordano Technique, 4-5 p.m. Jan. 27Tickets.

At 7 p.m. Jan. 28, return to see America’s original jazz dance company, Giordano Dance Chicago, celebrate 60 years with an evening of movement and diverse musical styles. Tickets.


Kahuku Hike: Ohia Lehua

Kahuku Unit, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park | 808-929-8075

Join a park ranger for an easy one-mile hike to learn about the vital role ohia lehua in native Hawaiian forests, the different ohia trees and the threat of ROD, Rapid Ohia Death, 9:30 a.m. Jan. 28. Wear sturdy shoes and bring water. The Kahuku Unit is an hour’s drive from Kilauea Visitor Center. Enter the unit on the uphill side of Hwy. 11 near mile marker 70.5 and meet near the parking area. Register by calling the number above.


27th KWXX Hoolaulea

Downtown Hilo

Enjoy some of the best island entertainment on four stages, 5-10:30 p.m. Jan. 28. Visit the event website for info on street closures and more. Free parking and shuttle service are available at the Afook-Chinen Civic Auditorium and Aupuni Center on Pauahi St.


Kahuku Hike: The Kau Field System: Farming the Rock

Kahuku Unit, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park | 808-929-8075

Walk along a half-mile old ranch road to see remnants of the field system at Kahuku and learn how the pre-western-contact Native Hawaiian people intensively farmed the area and fed the large population of Kahuku, 9:30 a.m. Jan. 29. Register by calling the number above.


After Dark in the Park: Volcano Awareness Month

Kilauea Visitor Center auditorium

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

Join the USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory in cooperation with Hawaii Volcanoes National Park and other partners to learn about and develop a respect for the volcanoes on which we live at the last of three events, 7-8 p.m. Jan. 31. Geologist Drew Downs presents “Changes at the Summit of Kilauea After 2018.” Visit the park calendar and click on the date for details. Free, though park admission may apply.


Through Feb. 19: ‘Polynesian Curiosities’ Exhibition

Volcano Art Center Gallery

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

A new exhibition presents hand carved woodwork by Jeff Roth, who uses driftwood and salvaged wood to construct what he calls “functional furnishings.” His newest collection is inspired by art, tools and instruments of ancient Polynesia. Jeff Roth will hold a hand carving demonstration, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Feb. 4. Exhibition is free, park entrance fees apply.


Ongoing events:

Daily: Hawaii Island Humane Society Community Pet Pantry

78-6767 Mamalahoa Hwy., Holualoa | 808-334-3351

HIHS’s Community Pet Pantry provides free pet food and supplies to pet owners experiencing financial difficulties so pets can remain in their homes. They’re in need of donations of dry and canned cat and dog food, and dry kitten and puppy food. If you’re able to donate, visit the HIHS website for a link to their Amazon wishlist or drop off donations, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Tuesday-Friday at the Holualoa location or the Keaau Shelter at 16-873 Keaau Pahoa Rd., Keaau.


Explore the Summit and other Ranger-Led Talks

Kilauea Visitor Center

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

Discover and learn about Kilauea volcano on an easy one-hour ranger-led walk conducted at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. daily. Check with rangers for additional programs.


Every Monday: Niaulani Rain Forest Tour

Volcano Art Center, Niaulani Campus

19-4074 Old Volcano Rd., Volcano | 808-967-8222

Immerse yourself in a native Hawaiian rainforest on a weekly guided tour, 9:30-10:30 a.m. Niaulani is one of Kilauea’s last old-growth koa and ohia rainforests. You’ll learn about its significance, continual threats, how native species are different from their colonizing ancestors, uses of Hawaiian flora and more. Tour takes place rain or shine, so dress appropriately. Reservations aren’t required but are appreciated for groups of five or more. Donations are appreciated. Custom tours are also available.


Place orders every Monday: East Hawaii Master Gardeners Plant Sale

Komohana Research & Extension Center

875 Komohana St., Hilo, HI 96720 | 808-969-8203

Populate your garden with native plants, succulents, perennials, seed starts and more. Plants are only available for pick up 10-11:30 a.m. every Friday at the Komohana Research & Extension Center in Hilo, and orders must be placed by 10 p.m. the previous Monday. All orders are to be placed via email only to; no drop-in sales are permitted. Cash only.


Every Tuesday: Taco Tuesdays Comedy

Elk’s Lodge Niteclub

75-170 Hualalai Rd., Kailua-Kona

Hawaii Top Comics presents a comedy show, which can be enjoyed with tacos. Open mic to follow. Free entry for all performers. $10 entry for all others. Doors open at 6 p.m., showtime at 7 p.m.


Every Tuesday, Wednesday: NELHA/HOST park tour

Hawaii Ocean Science & Technology Park

73-4660 Queen Kaahumanu Hwy., Kailua-Kona | 808-329-8073

Take a 1.5-hour tour to learn about the Hawaii Ocean Science and Technology Park administered by the Natural Energy Laboratory of Hawaii Authority starting at the Kona Sea Salt Farm, 10:30 a.m.-noon. Bring a face cover, hat, water and wear sunscreen. Call the number above for information. Register.


Every Thursday-Sunday: Explore the Kahuku Unit

Hwy. 11 near mile marker 70.5, Ka‘ū

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park’s Kahuku Unit is free and open 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Thursday-Sunday. Take a self-guided hike on one of eight trails or join park rangers on weekends at 9:30 a.m. for a two-hour guided trek. Sturdy footwear, water, rain gear, sun protection and a snack are recommended. Kahuku is located about 50-minutes south of the park’s main entrance. Enter Kahuku on the mauka (inland) side of Hwy. 11 near mile marker 70.5. Closed Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.


Every Second Saturday: Artisan Market

Kona Commons

74-5444 Makala Blvd., Kailua-Kona | 808-203-2240

Stop by to browse through gifts, art, crafts and food shared by local crafters and vendors, 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.



Kauai Made Presents Kauai Products Fair

Sheraton Kauai Coconut Beach Resort

650 Aleka Loop, Kapaa

Meet the makers of products designated “Kauai Made” and browse through their merchandise at this fun event also featuring live entertainment, 4-7:30 p.m. Jan. 27.


‘The Wind & the Reckoning: Live Screening Series’

Kauai War Memorial Convention Hall

4191 Hardy St., Lihue | 808-241-6623

See the movie focusing on the story of a Native Hawaiian who fights against relocation to Molokai during the leprosy outbreak produced and directed by Big Island-based director David L. Cunningham, 7 p.m. Jan. 27. Screening is available on a pay-as-you-can basis; $8 suggested, pay more to help others, pay what you can for those in need. Tickets.


Fashion Show featuring Dezigns By Kamohoali‘i

Kauai Beach Resort & Spa

4331 Kauai Beach Dr., Lihue | 808-245-1955

The Kauai Beach Resort hosts this King Kamehameha Day Celebration Kauai fundraiser event featuring a Dezigns By Kamohoali‘i Fashion Show in the Jasmine Ballroom, 7-9 p.m. Jan 27. The event will also have pop-up shops, crafters, a silent auction, food available for purchase and a no host bar. Tickets. The next day, Jan. 28, enjoy a pop-up shop featuring Dezigns By Kamohoali‘i, 8 a.m.-noon, in the Orchid Room. For more info on both events, email


Kauai Island Crafters Fair

Kauai Veterans Center

3215 Kapule Hwy., Lihue | 808-635-4314

Kauai crafters and artisans showcase their products for purchase, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Jan. 28. Find an array of items such as wood and bone carvings, jewelry, Hawaiian print fabric quilts, bathmats, photographs and more.


Visit a place of peace and reflection

Lawai International Center

Visit the website for driving directions | 808-639-5952

Volunteers are invited to take part in nurturing the Lawai International Center grounds at its monthly Community Caring Day, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Feb. 4. Bring gloves, light hand weeders, clippers, sickles and rakes only if you have them, otherwise tools will be provided. Lunch is also provided for volunteers.

Lawai International Center offers tours twice monthly, 10 a.m., noon and 2 p.m. Feb. 12, 26. Within its tranquil gardens, individuals can find peace, solitude and view the 88 shrines. Enjoy a brief video, a casual talk story session and walk the path at this community-supported sanctuary. Reserve a spot by calling or texting the number above or email Private appointments are also available.


Augie T Comedy Fundraiser

Kauai Philippine Cultural Center

4475F Nuhou St., Lihue

Enjoy a belly full of laughs as comedian and Honolulu Councilmember Augie T performs stand-up comedy to raise funds for the Kauai community, 6 p.m. Feb. 4. $25/show only, $50/dinner and show. Tickets.


40th E Kanikapila Kakou

Kauai Beach Resort Resort & Spa

4331 Kauai Beach Dr., Lihue | 808-245-1955

The nonprofit Garden Island Arts Council presents its 40th E Kanikapila Kakou, a grassroots heritage Hawaiian music program each year. The first of an eight-week concert series remembers composer, musician, scholar, teacher and farmer Carlos Andrade, 6-8:30 p.m. Feb. 6. Upcoming dates: Feb. 13, 20, 27, March 6, 13, 20 and 27. A special concert will be held on Feb. 28. Attendees are encouraged to view a 2008 “Long Story Short” interview of Andrade by Leslie Wilcox. Pay the door or purchase tickets ahead of time. For more info, email the council at or visit their Facebook page.


Farm Food Safety Field Day

Aina Ho‘okupu O Kilauea

3000 Kilauea Rd., Kilauea

Hosted by Kilauea Community Agricultural Center and North Shore Economic Vitality Partnership, this event is designed for farmers and farm food safety managers interested in food safety certification. Visit a USDA Harmonized GAP certified farm, see some of the practices use and how documentation is completed to achieve compliance. Talk story with farm crew and food safety professionals, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Feb. 8Register.


Ongoing events:

Volunteer Daily: Field Trip Program

Kauai Humane Society

3-825 Kaumualii Hwy., Lihue | 808-442-1102

Provide a break for a shelter dog and get a four-legged companion with this program that pairs humans and dogs for a day out! Pick up a shelter dog 10 a.m.-noon and return him/her before 5 p.m.; there is a late fee for late returns. Check out the dog-friendly adventure options on Kauai, plus find out the details on the KHS website.


Every Monday: Monday Pau Hana Market

Kukui Grove Center parking lot

3-2600 Kaumualii Hwy., Lihue | 808-245-7784

In partnership with the Kauai County Farm Bureau, this weekly market supports Kauai’s farmers, 3-5:30 p.m. Pick up farm fresh produce, fruits and flowers, as well as value-added Kauai Grown farm and food products. Located in front of the former Sports Authority.


Every Tuesday: Lihue Placemaking, Forestry & Gardens Initiative

Kalena Park

Join in the two-year effort to develop a future green infrastructure along Rice St. in collaboration with the Rice Street Business Assoc., Better Block Hawaii, County of Kauai Office of Economic Development, AARP, The Funders Network and Health Go Market. No experience needed for this gardening effort, 4-6 p.m. Register.


Every Tuesday & Thursday: Farmers’ Market

Coconut Marketplace

4-484 Kuhio Hwy., Kapaa

Fresh produce, snacks, pastries, tropical flowers and handmade gifts from local farmers and artisans at the bi-weekly farmers market, from 9 a.m.-1 p.m.


Every Wednesday-Saturday: Visit Kilauea Point National Wildlife Refuge

3500 Kilauea Rd., Kilauea | 808-828-1413

Reservations via are required to enter the refuge, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Gates close at 3:30 p.m. The onsite Friends Nature Store is open during the same hours.


Every Wednesday: Makai Music & Art Festival

Princeville Makai Golf Club, makai lawn fronting Ka Haku Rd.

4080 Lei O Papa Rd., Princeville

Find handmade jewelry, crafts and art from local vendors and enjoy live entertainment from some of the best musicians on Kauai at this weekly event, 1-5 p.m.


Every Wednesday: Kauai Culinary Market

The Shops at Kukuiula

2829 Ala Kalanikaumaka, Koloa | 808-742-9545

In partnership with the Kauai County Farm Bureau, this weekly market, 3:30-6 p.m., features fresh culinary offerings from some of the island’s newest chefs, chef demonstrations, live contemporary Hawaiian music, a beer and wine garden, gourmet farmer’s market and vendors selling Kauai-grown and made packaged edibles.


Every Wednesday: Kauai Sunshine Market

Kapaa Beach Park

4-1604 Kuhio Hwy, Kapaa | 808-241-4946

Run by the county’s Office of Economic Development, this market offers local produce, fruits and flowers, 3-4:30 p.m. Check the website for location updates.


Every Thursday: Aloha Market

NTBG South Shore Visitor Center

4425 Lawai Rd., Koloa | 808-742-2623

Enjoy fresh fruits and vegetables, spices, food, jewelry, clothing, art, household accessories and more at this weekly market featuring more than 20 local vendors at the National Tropical Botanical Garden South Shore Visitor Center, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. There’s also a hula show at 12:30 p.m.


Every Thursday: Preschool Storytime

Lihue Public Library

4344 Hardy St., Lihue | 808-241-3222

Keiki ages 3 to 5 and their caregivers are invited to a storytime session at 10:30 a.m. in the children’s area. Must be accompanied by a parent or adult.


Every Thursday: Kauai Sunshine Market

Hanapepe Park

4481 Kona Rd., Hanapepe | 808-241-4946

Run by the county’s Office of Economic Development, this market in Hanapepe runs 3-4 p.m. 


Every Thursday: Hale Puna Farmers Market

Hale Puna under the giant monkeypod tree

9567 Huakai Rd., Waimea |

At Hale Puna Farmers Market, you’ll not only find fresh products such as mango, papaya, ulu, lime, noni, eggs, pesto, basil, sugarcane and more, but by purchasing items, you’re supporting the farm school interns from Ke Kula Niihau, the restoration of the historic Gulick Rowell Mission House that will become a community center for the west side communities of Kauai, and so much more. Food stamps/EBT and Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program coupons accepted. Buy fresh, 3:30-5:30 p.m.


Every Thursday & Friday: Common Ground Farm Tours

Common Ground

4900 Kuawa Rd., Kilauea | 808-828-6368 ext. 1

Driven by the practice of sustainability and regeneration, Common Ground strives for carbon neutrality. They invite the public to their farm tours, 4-6 p.m., that takes guests through a regenerative food forest and are more than a walk around the farm. They are opportunities to reconnect with the land it the bounty it produces. Tickets.


Every Friday: Aloha Friday Art Night

Along Kress St., Lihue

Island artists put their passion on display, 2-6 p.m., along Kress Street. Whether they’re inspired by the beauty of Kauai, by the places they’ve been to or their cultural roots, these artists share their talents with the local community on creative, colorful murals.


Every Friday: Friday Art Night

Hanapepe Town

Friday Art Night returns to Hanapepe, “Kauai’s Biggest Little Town,” 5-8 p.m. Whether in the mood to browse through art or other gifting goodies, satisfy a craving, or just wish to wander, you’ll enjoy your time in this friendly artsy town.


Every Saturday: Locally Grown Culinary Experience

Anaina Hou Community Park

5-2723 Kuhio Hwy., Kilauea | 808-828-2118

“Many hands make light work” is the motto of this guided tour for parent and child that takes you through a farmers market to select fresh island ingredients to make a family meal. Talk story with local farmers, learn local history then join get together with Chef Troy to make a meal utilizing your just-purchased ingredients, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Register.


Every Third Saturday: Volunteer Work Day

Kauai Animal Education Center

1234 Uilama Rd., Kapaa

Join this KAEC effort that provides interaction, stewardship and education about the symbiotic relationships between animals, land and people, 9 a.m.-noon. Register.


First Sunday of the month: Kahili Beach Preserve

Wailapa Rd., Kilauea

Join Hawaii Land Trust in a volunteer effort to keep Kahili Beach Preserve clean, 8:30-10:30 a.m. Register. Meet at Kahili Beach near the big rocks in the parking area.


Every Sunday: Plant Swap Sundays

Alakoko Shop

2976 Kress St., Lihue | 808-652-7133

Looking for a plant to purchase for your home or to sell because you have potted plant babies you’d like to share with others? Stop by Alakoko Shop 10 a.m.-2 p.m. for Plant Swap Sundays. If you’d like to sell plants, contact Krystal at the number above or email