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Blue Note Hawaii

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

The “one-man band” from Honolulu, Tavana, performs with special guest Kalaʻe Parish, 6:30 p.m. May 25Tickets.


Spotlighting Chinese Cinema

Honolulu Museum of Art

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

Honolulu Museum of Art celebrates Chinese directors as “Reveries: The Art of Hung Liu” comes to a close on May 28. View films directed by Zhang Yimou, Jia Zhangke and Tian Zhuangzhuang, May 25-28.


'Uncle Vanya'

The Brad Powell Theatre, The Shops at Dole Cannery

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

The Actor's Group presents "Uncle Vanya" by Anton Chekhov, adapted by Conor McPherson and directed by Joyce Maltby, May 25-June 18Tickets.


Aloha Card Show

East Village Shops next to Nordstrom Rack

1240 Ala Moana Blvd., Honolulu

The Aloha Card Show brings together popular collections sucha s Pokemon cards, sports cards and Magic: The Gathering, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. May 26 (trading cards) and 9 a.m.-6 p.m. May 27 (card show).


Taste of Mililani

Mililani High School

95-1200 Meheula Pkwy., Mililani

Support Mililani High School by picking up a hot meal, dessert or snacks for the fam, as well as browse through creations by local artists, 5-9 p.m. May 26.


Steve Byrne

Blue Note Hawaii

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

The Blue Note Comedy Series features the innovative and much sought-after Steve Byrne, 6:30 and 9 p.m. May 26. Tickets.


Kumu Ikena Workshop Series

Malama Loko Ea Foundation

62-540 Kamehameha Hwy., Haleiwa | 808-637-3232

Learn about the dangers of invasive species to the native ecosystem at an upcoming workshop offered by Malama Loko Ea Foundation: UPENA Part 2: Connecting Practice to Resource with Kanaloa Bishop, 9 a.m.-noon May 27. Register.


Hawaiian Steel Guitar Festival

Ka Makana Alii

91-5431 Kapolei Pkwy., Kapolei | 808-628-4800

Listen to the distinct sounds of the steel guitar performed by Hawaii’s steel guitar masters, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. May 27.


Reading, Talk Story & Book Signing

Box Jelly

1200 Ala Moana Blvd., Honolulu

Join The Popolo Project and author and multi-hyphenate performer Jason Quinn as he debuts his novel, “Concrete Rainbow” that draws on the author’s experience growing up in Ewa, 4 p.m. May 27. Register.


Night Market: 2nd Annual Military Appreciation Night

Aloha Tower Marketplace

1 Aloha Tower Dr., Honolulu

This family event honors the military community featuring live entertainment, food trucks and booths, crafts and retail vendors, a car show, face painting, balloons and more, 5-9 p.m. May 27.


Hui Pu & Friends

Blue Note Hawaii

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

Hawaii’s Finest presents the trio Hui Pu — Macyn Hanawahine, Kalaʻi Kealoha and Dre Alos — all exceptional musicians in their own right, 8 p.m. May 27. Tickets.


Bernadette Peters - ‘Broadway at the Hawaii’

Hawaii Theatre Center

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

Bernadette Peters performs songs from Broadway shows the actor/singer has performed in, as well as many others including her Grammy Award-winning albums, 8 p.m. May 27Tickets.


Kountry Kraft & Kaukau

Hauula Kai Shopping Center

54-316 Kamehameha Hwy., Hauula

Enjoy local foods and one-of-a-kind items, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. May 28.


‘Stomp the Island Step Show: Dance-Off Edition’

Hawaii Theatre Center

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

This event features performances by high school youths, college students, members of the National Pan Hellenic Council and other community performers with proceeds going to scholarships that benefit youth, 3 p.m. May 28Tickets.


Frolic Hawaii’s 6th Annual 2023 Poke Fest

Ka Makana Alii

91-5431 Kapolei Pkwy., Kapolei

Sample poke creations ranging from traditional to modern fusion created by local chefs, restaurants and food trucks then vote for your favorite, 4-8 p.m. May 28. Presented by Fresh Island Fish.


Mike Lewis Big Band

Blue Note Hawaii

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

Island trumpeter and bandleader Mike Lewis returns to the Blue Note stage with his 17-piece band, 7 p.m. May 28. Tickets.


Through May 28: artXchange

Royal Hawaiian Center

2201 Kalakaua Ave., Honolulu | 808-922-2299

artXchange is a multi-dimensional fundraiser to benefit Hawaii Contemporary with an online silent art auction featuring over 50 works of art, public viewing of the artworks with programs, and an exhibition of work by local high school students. Learn more about the event at the Hawaii Contemporary website.


72nd Mayor’s Memorial Day Ceremony

National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific at Puowaina

2177 Puowaina Dr., Honolulu

This annual event honors and remembers those who served in the U.S. Armed Forces with a public tribute, 8:30 a.m. May 29. There will be ceremonial presentations and tributes, including oli, speeches, color guard, presentation of wreaths, firearm salute, F-22 aircraft flyover, playing of taps, and performances by the Royal Hawaiian Band, Sounds of Aloha Chorus and the 94th Lei Court. For those unable to attend, the program will air 8:30 a.m. May 29 on Olelo 49, as well as on the same channel on the following dates and times: 6 p.m. June 7, 8 a.m. June 8, 1 p.m. June 11 and 2 p.m. June 12.


East End Hot Rod Car Show

Hawaii Kai Towne Center

333 Keahole St., Honolulu

Enjoy a showcase of slick and stunning vehicles, plus live entertainment by Kaʻimi Hananoʻeau and Kevin Okimoto, 2-5 p.m. May 29.


25th Annual Shinnyo Lantern Floating Hawaii

Ala Moana Beach Park, Magic Island

Na Lei Aloha Foundation presents its 25th annual lantern floating event at Ala Moana Beach as the community comes together once again to remember loved ones and offer prayers of peace, 6:30-7:30 p.m. May 29. Individual lanterns to personally float are available by reservation with pickup either at the Shinnyo-en Hawaii temple, 1-4 p.m. May 25-26 or on event day, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.


‘Agnes of God’

The Brad Powell Theatre, The Shops at Dole Cannery

650 Iwilei Rd., Honolulu, Suite 101 | 808-741-4699

Director Vanita Rae Smith and Windward Readers Theatre present “Agnes of God” by American playwright John Pielmeier, May 29-31. Tickets.


Pre-Loved Clothing Sale

YWCA Laniakea

1040 Richards St., Honolulu | 808-695-2603

Bring your own shopping bags and browse through gently used high-end clothing and accessories available at affordable prices, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. May 31-June 1. All proceeds go toward funding DFS Honolulu’s services that assist women at no cost.


An Evening with Judy Collins

Hawaii Theatre Center

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

Award-winning singer, songwriter and musical icon Judy Collins performs, 7 p.m. May 31. Tickets.


Studio Ghibli Summer Festival

Consolidated Theatres at Kahala Mall

4211 Waialae Ave., Honolulu | 808-733-6243

Enter the animated world of Hayao Miyasaki as Studio Ghibli has its summer run at Kahala’s Consolidated Theatres, every Wednesday and Thursday, May 31 to Aug. 17. “Princess Mononoke,” “Howl’s Moving Castle,” “Spirited Away” and “My Neighbor Totoro” are just some of the classics you’ll get to see. Tickets.


Kalou Fishpond Community Work Day

Kalou Fishpond

Across Kamehameha Hwy. from the former Crawford’s Convalescent Home, Haleiwa

Join the North Shore Community Land Trust and help remove invasive weeds and rubbish and restore native ecosystems and traditional Hawaiian loi kalo, 9 a.m.-noon June 1. Registration is required.


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. Upcoming: Malama Mala Conservation Workday–Invasive Species Removal, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. June 1. Hanai Aina Conservation Workday–Forest Restoration projects, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. June 15. Visit Waimea Valley’s website for dates throughout the year and to register for opportunities.


Pearlridge Night Market

Pearlridge Center, Mauka, first level parking

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

The Pearlridge Night Market returns 5-9 p.m. beginning June 2 and continues every first Friday through Dec. 1 in front T.J. Maxx. Enjoy offerings from local businesses including food, drinks, craft and retail products, as well as lawn games, live music and giveaways.


Talk Story on the Land

Maunawila Heiau

54-046 Kamehameha Hwy., Hauula

Learn about the area surrounding Maunawila Heiau, its history and moolelo, the structure itself and uses of the ancient heiau, associated cultural artifacts, traditions then participate in activities that malama the land, June 3. Meet at the Hauula Elementary School parking lot at 8:30 a.m. Bring water and wear insect repellent, sunscreen and a hat. Register.


SCH Island-Wide Cleanup

Throughout Oahu

Sustainable Coastlines Hawaii is kicking off World Oceans Month with cleanups at four different coastal areas on each side of the island — Mokuleia, windward side (location TBA), Chinatown and the west side (location TBA), 9 a.m.-noon June 3. Different cleanup levels will be available for keiki to kupuna and individuals are not required to participate for the full time period. Preregistration is required because of limited space at each site.


The Biggest Little Air Show

Pearl Harbor Aviation Museum

Historic Ford Island, 319 Lexington Blvd., Honolulu | 808-441-1000

Bring the family to enjoy nationally acclaimed radio control pilots showcasing their aerial skills with Giant Scale RC aircraft along with youth RC training and flights, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. June 3 and noon-4 p.m. June 4. Tours also available. Limited parking is available on Ford Island and preregistration is required.


Wai Kai Ocean Fest

Wai Kai

91-1621 Keoneula Blvd., Ewa Beach

The public is invited to an all-day festival celebrating World Oceans Day, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. June 3. Join the celebration of waterman culture and lifestyle and learn how to make a positive impact on the environment and protect our oceans. Enjoy exhibits, activities and more.


Lei Hulu Poepoe Workshops

Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum

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

Learn the traditional style of feather lei making with artist and hulu practitioner Kawika Lum-Nelmida, 10 a.m.-noon June 3-4. Attendees will learn how to prep feathers in the first session and learn how to start and end a lei hulu poepoe in the second. Register.


Working Hands Art Show

Windward Mall

46-056 Kamehameha Hwy., Kaneohe

Find the perfect gift for a friend or loved one or something for yourself at this event showcasing Hawaii’s local artists, noon-8 p.m. June 3. Find an array of photographic prints, woodwork, pottery, ceramic creations, printed fabrics and lots more.


Honolulu Night Market: Mahina Māhealani

SALT at Our Kakaako

660 Ala Moana Blvd., Honolulu

Find over 50 local food and retail vendors, live music, fashion designers, artist and more, 5-10 p.m. June 3.


Miss Hawaii 2023 Finals Competition

Hawaii Theatre Center

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

Twenty-one intelligent and poised women are ready to represent the state as they compete for the title of Miss Hawaii 2023, 6 p.m. June 3. Tickets.


Stick Figure & Pepper

Tom Moffatt Waikiki Shell

2805 Monsarrat Ave., Honolulu | 808-768-5400

Stick Figure and Pepper bring their Wisdom Tour to Waikiki under the stars, 6 p.m. June 3. Lawn seating and limited seats still available. Tickets.


Comic Jam Hawaii

Pearlridge Center, Wai Makai, second level

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

Local artists (professionals and hobbyists) create collaborative cartoons, illustrations and sketches while talking story, 1-4 p.m. June 4, 18.


How To Gyotaku Workshop

Pictures Plus

Ka Makana Alii, 91-5431 Kapolei Pkwy., Kapolei | 808-628-4800

Learn the basics of how to print fish in this interactive, hands-on workshop with local artist Desmond Thain, 4-6 p.m. June 4. Includes basic gyotaku techniques, do’s and don’ts and how to prepare the fish. Reservations.


Through June 4: ‘Rebecca Louise Law: Awakening’

Honolulu Museum of Art

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

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. Open from 10 a.m. Wednesday through Sunday.


Summer Series: Moon Walk

Waimea Valley

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

Explore historic and sacred Waimea Valley by the light of the moon on the first moon walk of the summer, 8 p.m. June 4. Botanical specialist David Orr will lead a botanical tour only with the first group at 8 p.m. Concession stands open 6-8:30 p.m. Guests must depart the valley by 10 p.m. Tickets.


Summer Drama Camp

The Brad Powell Theatre, The Shops at Dole Cannery

650 Iwilei Rd., Honolulu, Suite 101

Youths 7 to 14 years of age will learn the basics of acting, improv, scene study, creating, stage presence and all things acting with Shannon Patalano, 9 a.m.-noon June 5-16. Registration ends May 30. To register, contact Shannon at 808-366-8027 or email


Ongoing events:

Daily: Doggy Day Trips


823 Olive Ave., Wahiawa | 808-754-1510

Chaperones are wanted to take a shelter dog out for a day of fun! Call the number above to learn more about the program or email:


Daily: Haleiwa Farmers Market

Haleiwa Store Lots

66-111 Kamehameha Hwy., Haleiwa | 808-272-0584

Plenty of Aloha opens a new farmers market operating daily, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Find farmers, food vendors, artisans and other local food purveyors.


Every Monday: Malama Kou Kino

Queen Emma Summer Palace

2913 Pali Hwy., Honolulu | 808-595-6291

Beginners to professionals are invited to join Stephanie Marrack as she blends traditional Hawaiian healing practices with Hatha Yoga to help build balance, flexibility and strength, 11 a.m.-noon. Register (click on any Monday).


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 Tuesday & Saturday: Kuhio Beach Torchlighting and Hula Show

Kuhio Beach Hula Mound                                                                             

Near the Duke Kahanamoku Statue | 808-843-8002

This iconic event sharing the tradition of conch shell blowing and Hawaiian music and hula by various halau returns to Waikiki, 6:30-7:30 p.m. The event will continue throughout the year except during parades, street fairs and bad weather.


Every 2nd & 4th Wednesday: Stargazing in Waikiki

International Market Place

2330 Kalakaua Ave., Honolulu | 808-921-0536

Join Stargazers of Hawaii atop the parking garage and explore the sky above through a large seven-foot tall telescope, 8-9 p.m. View planets, double stars, star clusters, nebulae, galaxies and more. Hear space and astronomy stories and ask questions. Tickets.


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

Explore fresh and unique products made by local farmers, growers, artisans and food purveyors, 4-8 p.m.


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: 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 and take in beautiful artwork, 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. 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 to take home. Proceeds go back to the botanical department to maintain the valley’s conservation land and gardens. For more info, call the number above or email


Every Saturday: Waialua Farmers Co-Op Market

Old Waialua Sugar Mill

Kealohanui St., Waialua 

This farmers market features local produce, tropical flowers, seasonal fruit, baked goods, jams, jellies, honey, beauty products, crafts, plants and more, 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 Zooʻs Twilight Tours, 5:30-7:30 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. Tickets.


Every 2nd Saturday: Hawaii Land Trust Volunteer Clean Up

Maunawila Heiau Complex

54-046 Kamehameha Hwy., Hauula

This Hawaii Land Trust volunteer effort takes place 8:30-10:30 a.m. Meet at Hauula Elementary School at 8:30 a.m. Fill out a volunteer waiver form.


Every 2nd Saturday: Native Plant Restoration & Wildlife Watching Hike

Kalaeokaunaʻoa (Kahuku Point)

Turtle Bay Resort, 57-091 Kamehameha Hwy.

The Sierra Club and North Shore Community Land Trust gather to malama the culturally and ecologically significant Kalaeokaunaʻoa (Kahuku Point) site located on the North Shore, 9 a.m.-noon. Meet 9 a.m. on the Kahuku side of the Turtle Bay Resort parking lot near the Paradise Helicopters helipad. Activities include invasive species removal, native out-planting and other dune restoration tasks suitable for all ages and skill levels. Register.


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 Aug. 20: Backyard Adventures” takes the family out into nature via an interactive science exhibit that engages all ages with wonders in your own backyard: explore your surroundings from the perspective of a bee and see the creatures that only come out at night.

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 July 23: The ‘Animals in Japanese Art’ Exhibit presents a rich display of animals in Japanese hanging scrolls and votive panels, from humorous badgers to mysterious foxes to divine horses and others. In the Atsuhiko & Ina Goodwin Tateuchi Thematic Gallery.

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.



Chris Murphy: ‘The Road and the Stars’

ProArts Playhouse

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

With 19 solo albums to his credit and production cred for 12 albums for other artists, Los Angeles-based violinist Chris Murphy has toured Europe five times and is the founder of The Blacktree Music School. He brings his original music to the ProArts stage, 7:30 p.m. May 25Tickets.


‘Beneath the Surface: Marine Life of Hawaii’ Exhibition

Hui Noeau Visual Arts Center

2841 Baldwin Ave., Makawao

Celebrate the opening of a new community art exhibition that celebrates marine biodiversity, 5-7 p.m. May 26. Enjoy live music and get a first look at the exhibit with a juror walkthrough, 4-5 p.m. Also visit the Hui Noeau website for an array of classes to bring out your inner artist.


Maui Forest Bird Recovery Pint Night

Maui Brewing Co.

Kahana Gateway Center, 4405 Honoapiilani Hwy., Lahaina | 808-669-3474

Maui Brewing Co. hosts this event to help raise funds for the Maui Forest Bird Recovery Project that helps to restore the habitat of Maui’s endangered birds through research, development and applying conservation techniques, 6-10 p.m. May 26. Half of house beer profits sold 6-10 p.m. benefit the organization.


Power Up Comedy Presents Xander Beltran

ProArts Playhouse

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

Get ready for an evening of comedy with Xander Beltran of Hulu and PBS fame, 7:30 p.m. May 26. Tickets.


Eli-Mac with Eureka Sound & Elijah Sky

da Playground Maui

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

Reggae Lives! presents Eli Mac, who started her career as Camile Velasco, performing with Eureka Sound and Elijah Sky, 9 p.m. May 26. Tickets.


Hamakua Malama Service Outing


Sierra Club hike leader Lucienne de Naie ( takes participants on this service project cosponsored by Malama Hamakua to help clear abandoned trash from gulches in the Hamakua Coastal Preserve and replant native species, May 27. Tools, snacks and trash bags will be provided. Email the hike leader for details and to sign up and check the Sierra Club Maui website for more info.


Harvesting, Prepping & Cooking Kalo Workshop

Maui Nui Botanical Gardens

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

MNBG Hawaiian Cultivars Manager Namea Hoshino guides participants in a hands-on kalo cooking workshop, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. May 27. Learn to prepare the leaf, corm and stem and bring an apron! Register.


Reggae in the Garden

South Maui Gardens

35 Auhana Rd., Kihei

Enjoy reggae sounds with The Lambsbread, MessenJah Selah, Kalolu, Eb Flow, Sunny Kalama, Anthony Pfluke and DJ Elihu Sound, 4-9 p.m. May 27. Also enjoy food and drink options, vendors in an outdoor venue. Tickets.


Sierra Club Hike

Makawao Forest Reserve-Kahakapao Loop

Upper Olinda

Sierra Club hike leader Ann Schultz (, 808-344-6628) leads hikers on a seven-mile moderate hike along an undulating trail through forest, May 28. Meet at the parking lot across from St. Joseph’s Church on Makawao Ave. at 8 a.m. Participants will caravan to the trailhead. Limited to 15. A $5 donation is requested for hikers over age 14. Bring snacks, water. Email the hike leader for details and to sign up and check the Sierra Club Maui website for more info.



da Playground Maui

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

ManCandy Productions presents a night of wigs, tricks and hair flips in larger-than-life performances, 8 p.m. May 28. Tickets.


The Elovaters

da Playground Maui

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

One of the fastest rising groups in the American reggae scene performs, 8 p.m. June 1. Tickets.



ProArts Playhouse

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

This is a special encore presentation of award-winning Maui OnStage production directed by Ricky Jones and featuring Lina Aiko Krueger, Brian Connolly and Scott McLelland, June 2-11. Tickets.


Pride Party

da Playground Maui

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

Maui AIDS Foundation kicks off Pride Month with this event featuring a costume contest with prizes, DJ Playfire Ono and drag performances by ManCandy Productions, 8 p.m. June 2. Tickets.


Sierra Club Hike

King’s Highway (Hoapili Trail) to Kanaio Beach

La Perouse

Sierra Club hike leader Kit Carlan ( leads hikers on a six-mile hike from La Perouse Bay to Kanaio Beach, June 3. See cultural archeological artifacts along the fully exposed trail. Bring lunch, water, sun protection and swimwear if you want to swim at the beach. Meet at La Perouse parking lot at 8 a.m. A $5 donation is requested for hikers over age 14. Email the hike leader for details and to sign up and check the Sierra Club Maui website for more info.


Hawaiian Wearable Kapa Making Workshop

Maui Nui Botanical Gardens

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

Kapa practitioners and mother-daughter duo Lisa Schattenburg-Raymond and Kaleʻa Raymond share construction and manufacturing techniques of making malo, pāʻū and kīhei in a two-day intensive workshop, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. June 3-4. Participants must attend both days. Register.


14th Maui AgFest & 4-H Livestock Fair

War Memorial Stadium

700 Halia Nakoa St., Wailuku

Connect with Maui’s farmers and ranchers at this summer event presented by the Maui County Farm Bureau, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. June 3. It’s a full day of fun for the entire family featuring a Keiki Zone, Grown on Maui Farmers’ Market, live entertainment, a wide selectin of foods in the Food Zone, big trucks and machinery on display, Maui 4-H Livestock Show and Auction, Maui chef’s Grand Taste competition, and a Maui baker’s Grand Desserts competition.


ArT=Mixx: Instinct

Maui Arts & Cultural Center

One Cameron Way, Kahului | 808-242-7469

Attendees are encouraged to costume up, mingle and connect with the arts, 7 p.m. June 3. The event is free, but attendees must by 21 years of age and older with ID. Register.


Morissette with Special Guest Jay R

Maui Arts & Cultural Center

One Cameron Way, Kahului | 808-242-7469

Award-winning international recording artist Morissette performs with special guest Jay R, Filipino-American singer, songwriter, record producer, actor and model, 6:30 p.m. June 11. Tickets.


‘White Hawaiian’ Starring Eric Gilliom

ProArts Playhouse

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

This entertaining autobiographical stage show based on Eric Gilliom’s life is back by popular demand, June 16-18Tickets.


Ongoing events:

Daily: Dog on Demand

Maui Humane Society

Mehameha Loop, Puunene | 808-877-3680

Shelter dogs need a break too. If you’re a confident dog walker/handler, 18 or older, volunteer to provide a shelter dog some time away from the noises and smells of the shelter in the Dog on Demand program. Register.


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, and the 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

Practice the calm of yoga next to schools of fish, manta rays, sharks and other marine life held after hours, 5-6 p.m. every Tuesday and Thursday throughout April. Open to all levels ages 12 and up. Bring your own yoga mat and water bottle. Classes will also take place every Tues. and Thurs., May 16-Aug. 17 and Sept. 26-Jan. 11, 2024. A portion of the proceeds support sea turtle rescue and coral restoration on Maui. Register.


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 Ocean 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 at Azeka Mauka. The event includes live music, a Keiki Zone, craft vendors and food trucks. Bring the whole family, 6-9 p.m.


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 entrée. 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 Saturday: Adoption Event

Maui Mall Village

70 E. Kaahumanu Ave., Kahului

Stop by to check out a shelter animal for you and your family, sign up to volunteer or donate to the Hawaii Animal Rescue Foundation, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., between Longs Drugs and Whole Foods.


Every 1st Saturday: Pulehu Road Clean Up

Pulehu Rd., Kula

Malama Maui Nui hosts this monthly clean up in collaboration with Pulehu Posse, 8-11 a.m. Pulehu Posse volunteers meet at the top of Holopuni Raod; Malama Maui Nui volunteers will collect trash on lower Pulehu Rd. Register.


Every Sunday: Maui Sunday Market

Kahului Shopping Center

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

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


Every Sunday: 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. Tickets (select the appropriate date).


Hawaii Island

Through May 29: Honokaa Western Week

Various venues

The annual event winds down with several events the rest of the week: Paniolo Storytime (4 p.m.), a book giveaway (4 p.m.) and a talk by local historian Boyd Bond on “The Origins of Sugar and Ranching in Hawaii” (5 p.m.) on May 25 at the Honokaa Public Library; Hootenanny at Honokaa Country Market, 5 p.m. May 26; Saturday Slack rodeo events at Rose Andrade-Correia Stadium, May 27; and the Annual Hawaii Saddle Club Scholarship Rodeo at Rose Andrade-Correia Stadium, noon May 28-29. Visit the event website for details.


Coffee with a Cop

Various venues

The community is invited to stop by and talk story with district police officers, 8-10 a.m. There’s no agenda — share stories, concerns or issues in your community or just sit down and get to know each other. Upcoming dates: May 26, 8-10 a.m., at Kona Coffee & Tea, Kona Coast Shopping Center, 74-5588 Palani Rd., Kailua-Kona; and May 26, 9-10:30 a.m., at Starbucks adjacent to Prince Kuhio Plaza, 111 E. Puainako St., Hilo.


Hawaiian Survival with Brother Noland

Sage Sounds Musicians Lounge

79-7401 Mamaloahoa Hwy., Kealakekua | 808-657-4451

Brother Noland shares an evening of music and his Hawaiian Survival handbook, May 26. Survival tips workshop is at 4:30 p.m., doors open for the concert at 6:30 p.m. Call the number above for tickets.


Through May 26: ‘The Time That Remains’ Exhibition

East Hawaii Cultural Center

141 Kalakaua St., Hilo | 808-961-5711

This exhibition features large-scale installations by Kauai artist Bruna Stude that illustrate the drastic environmental changes and loss of endemic species afflicting Hawaii and the world.


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, 8:45 a.m.-noon, May 27, June 2, 10, 16. The moderate, one-mile round trip 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.


Living History at Kahuku: Nani O Kahuku

Kamehameha Schools Kahuku Ranch

Enjoy a free one-woman living history play performed by Alya-Joy Kanehailua based on a journal written by Hannah Piʻilani Jone, the hapa-haole daughter of George Jones who owned Kahuku Rancy from 1871 to 1887. Free performances are at 10 a.m., noon and 2 p.m. May 27. Part of AANHPI events in May. Reservations are required by emailing Wendy Vance at Directions will be provided at that time.


‘Daniel Van Zyle: A Celebration of 50 Years Exhibiting’

Volcano Art Center Gallery

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

View the original paintings and lithographs created by Van Zyle throughout his decades of making art, May 27-July 9. Meet the artist at a reception, 2-4 p.m. May 27. Event is free, park entrance fee applies.


Chris Murphy

Kukuau Studio

43-D Kukuau St., Hilo

With 19 solo albums to his credit and production cred for 12 albums for other artists, Los Angeles-based violinist Chris Murphy has toured Europe five times and is the founder of The Blacktree Music School in LA. He performs, 6-8 p.m. May 27. $10 at the door.


Waimea Community Chorus

Kahilu Theatre

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

The Waimea Community Chorus presents their spring concert, “Get Happy,” 2:30 p.m. May 28Tickets.


West Hawaii County Band

Hale Halawai Park

75-5760 Alii Dr., Kailua-Kona

Enjoy marches, jazz tunes, musical scores and traditional Hawaiian music in a free concert, 4-5 p.m. May 28. The West Hawaii County Band will recognize Memorial Day with a special performance open to the public at the West Hawaii Veterans Cemetery, 10:30 a.m.-noon May 29.


Job Fair

Kona Commons Shopping Center

74-5450 Makala Blvd., Kailua-Kona

Whether you’re looking for a summer job or a new one, the merchants at Kona Commons are looking to hire and will conduct on-the-spot interviews, 1-6 p.m. June 2 and 10 a.m.-2 p.m. June 3. Management, retail and food service positions are available.


‘The Human Side of Black Holes’

Imiloa Astronomy Center

600 Imiloa Place, Hilo | 808-932-8901

Physicist and science writer Dr. Jonas Enander presents a live Planetarium program, “The Human Side of Black Holes,” 6-7 p.m. June 2. Learn how studies of black holes help humans unravel the universe, understand our place in the cosmos and even observe changes to Earth. Tickets.


10th Annual Big Island Jazz & Blues Festival

Mauna Kea Beach Hotel

62-100 Mauna Kea Beach Dr., Waimea

Enjoy an evening of jazz tunes performed by Grammy Award winners, Grammy nominated artists, Music Hall of Fame members, and jazz and blues legends, 5-9 p.m. June 3. Additional events: Jazz Fest Kickoff Dinner Show, 6-9 p.m. June 1 at Red Water Café; Jazz Fest Mauna Kea Dinner Show, 6-9 p.m. June 2. Tickets.


Kealakomo Coastal National Trails Day Hike

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

Join the Sierra Club for a moderate 3.5-mile hike starting at the Puu Loa petroglyph parking off Chain of Craters Rd., June 4. The loop hike starts on the Apua trail and passes Hawaiian cultural sites. Wear sturdy boots hardy enough for walking on lava; bring water, snacks, sun protection. Sign up by calling hike leader Diane Ware, 808-967-8642.


Through June 4: The Science of Kapa Exhibit

Imiloa Astronomy Center

600 Imiloa Pl., Hilo | 808-932-8901

The Science of Kapa is a traveling pop-up exhibit in which attendees can take part in six STEM-focused interactive activities provided by Inpeace. Hands-on fun includes a puzzle, fermentation station, microscope, kuku kapa using kapa tools, ohe kapala printing, and magnet printing. Tickets.


After Dark in the Park

Kilauea Visitor Center auditorium

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

This month’s After Dark features “Battle of Midway: A Japanese Perspective” shared from a different perspective by Ben Hayes, historian and program manager for the park’s Interpretation & Education team, 7 p.m. June 6. Free, park entry fee applies.


50th Annual Kamehameha Day Canoe Regatta

Kailua Pier

75-5660 Palani Rd., Kailua-Kona

Kai Opua Canoe Club hosts this 50th annual canoe regatta with all-day racing action slated to begin 8 a.m. June 10. Pack up the family to enjoy food booth, vendors, craft fair and more.


Through June 10: Volcano Wood Show Biennial Exhibition

Volcano Art Center, Niaulani Campus

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

Experienced and novice artists present their works of art using locally grown woods in an exhibition open to the public 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday in Hale Hoomana. Find pieces such as furniture, sculptures and bowls. Visit the VAC website for a list of workshops and events.


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.


Daily: 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 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.


Every 2nd 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.


Every Sunday: Volcano Farmers Market

Cooper Center

19-4030 Wright Rd., Volcano | 808-967-7800

Get an early start at this weekly farmers market offering up local produce, fruits, arts and crafts, plus grab coffee and a hot breakfast while you’re at it, 6-10 a.m.



Kauai Made Kauai Products Fair

Sheraton Kauai Coconut Beach Resort

650 Aleka Loop, Kapaa | 808-241-4946

Support local by purchasing certified Kauai Made products, plus enjoy entertainment and crafts, 4-7:30 p.m. May 26.


Rare Tea Ceremony

Lawai International Center, Hall of Compassion

3381 Wawae Rd., Kalaheo | 808-634-3717

The public is invited to experience a traditional Japanese tea ceremony presented by the Urasenke Kauai Kyoukai Tea Assoc., 10:30 a.m., noon and 1:30 p.m. on May 27. Limited to 25 seats per session; reservations are required. Suggested minimum $40 donation that goes to the nonprofit Lawai International Center. Register.


Book Tails

Kauai Humane Society

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

Book Tales is a win-win for all involved — children 7-13 years old improve their reading skills and build confidence while shelter kittens and cats get socialized and used to human interaction, 1-3 p.m. May 27, June 10, 24 (every second and fourth Saturday of the month; registration closes 6 p.m. the Friday before). The shelter has some books available, but kids are welcome to bring their favorites from home. Children must be accompanied by a parent. Event is free, but donations are appreciated. Register.


Wailua Bay Creators Fair

Hilton Garden Inn Wailua Bay

3-5920 Kuhio Hwy., Kapaa

Support the local community while browsing through artwork, clothing, accessories, handmade items, jewelry, photography, wood carvings, home décor, Kauai keepsakes and more, 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. May 28.


Visit a place of peace and reflection

Lawai International Center

3381 Wawae Rd., Kalaheo | 808-639-5952

Lawai International Center offers tours twice monthly, 10 a.m., noon and 2 p.m. May 28. 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.

Folks are also invited to join Community Caring Day, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. June 3. 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.


To May 28: ‘Private Lives’

Puhi Theatrical Playhouse

4411 Kikowaena St., Puhi | 808-245-7700

The Kauai Community Players present a 1930’s comedy of manners written by Noel Coward and directed by Jim Ballantine with shows on Thursdays through Sundays. Tickets.


School’s Out for Summer Weekend

Kapaa Beach Park

4-1604 Kuhio Hwy., Kapaa

Slide N’ Glide Inflatable Fun, LLC presents this family fun event kicking off summer, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. June 2-4. A $15 wristband get you in for all-day fun featuring waterslides, and inflatable zipline, snacks, beverages and music.


41st Annual Haena to Hanalei Run

On June 3, runners and walkers will enjoy beautiful coastal views along an eight-mile course stretching between the starting point at Keʻe Beach and ending at Hanalei Pier. The more challenging, but just as beautiful Half Marathon takes participants from Hanalei Pier to Haena Beach Park and back. There's also a 5K run and one mile Youth Run. All end with a delicious pancake breakfast! This event is one of two annual fundraisers for the Hanalei Canoe Club that’s celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. Funds raised from the event also helps send keiki to the state championship. Register.


5th Annual Kauai Pride Parade

Along Rice St.

The Kauai Pride Parade promotes peace, acceptance and unity for all regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity, race, ethnicity, religious affiliation or background. Join the celebration as the parade makes its way on Rice St. starting at Vidinha Stadium and ends at the Historic County Bldg., 9-10 a.m. June 3. Then from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. enjoy festivities on the county lawn.


Kauai Poke Fest with Sam Choy & Friends

Koloa Landing Resort

2641 Poipu Rd., Koloa

James Beard Award-winning Hawaii Chef Sam Choy celebrates the state’s most famous dish with live entertainment, food and drinks, poke demonstrations and a poke competition, 4-7 p.m. June 3. Visit the event website for tickets and event details.



Porter Pavilion, Anaina Hou Community Park

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

Maui’s Na Hoku Hanohano Award-winning band is a global phenomenon powered by electric ukulele with a unique sound the band calls “Hawaiian jam-rock.” Kanekoa performs 5:30 p.m. June 3. Tickets.


31st Annual Taste of Hawaii

Smith’s Tropical Paradise

3-5971 Kuhio Hwy., Kapaa

This event, THE ULTIMATE Sunday Brunch will feature over 25 chefs from across the state, beverage vendors, musical entertainment and a silent auction, 11:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. June 4. Free parking and shuttle service will be available from Vidinha Stadium to Smith’s Tropical Paradise. Tickets.


Ongoing events:

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 Tuesday & Thursday: Guided Tours

Limahuli Garden & Preserve

5-8291 Kuhio Hwy., Hanalei | 808-826-1053

Docents share the Hawaiian history, culture, nature and plants of this ancient valley as you gain a deeper understanding of the delicate balance of the ecosystem in ancient and modern times, and how stewardship today is modeled after the traditional practices of the Native Hawaiian people. Tours are 2.5 hours starting at 9 a.m. Adults 13 and older/$60, kamaaina with valid Hawaii ID/$40, kids 12 and under are free with an adult. Reservations (scroll down).


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 is 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 3rd 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.


Every last Saturday: Last Saturday Night Market

Anahola Marketplace

4523 Ioane Rd., Anahola | 808-431-4067

This event invites families to enjoy Kauai musicians and bands, a variety of food vendors, handmade products from over 20 local vendors and more, 4-9 p.m. It’s a benefit for the Homestead Community Development Corporation, a statewide nonprofit dedicated to affordable housing, economic development and community building on or near Hawaiian Home Lands.


Every 1st 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. Meet at Kahili Beach near the big rocks in the parking area. Fill out a volunteer waiver form.


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