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HoMA Nights

Honolulu Museum of Art

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

Every Friday and Saturday, the Honolulu Museum of Arts stays open for pau hana fun. On Fridays, keiki to kupuna can learn something new with drop-in art-making sessions, 5-8 p.m., in the outdoor Kinau Courtyard studio and select galleries. Free with admission. Reservations are required for all events and activities.

On May 20, catch a performance by Preston Kauwe, one of Hawaii’s best up-and-coming musicians, 5:30-8:30 p.m. at the Café. Award-winning North Shore wave photographer Clark Little will hold his first book signing for his recently released, “Clark Little: The Art of Waves,” 5:30-6:30 p.m. at the HoMA Shop.

Then it’s Movies on the Lawn, May 21, featuring “Night at the Museum” (2006) (PG). Pre-show entertainment is 5-6:30 p.m., movie starts 6:45 p.m., weather permitting. Seating is first come, first serve; bring your blankets, chairs and outside food not permitted. Aloha Got Soul and Friends will also be puttin’ out DJ sets at the Café, 6-8:30 p.m.


Led Zep USA

Hawaiian Brian’s | HB Social Club

1680 Kapiolani Blvd., Honolulu | 808-946-1343

Members Johnny Bruhns, Keith St. John, Adam Gimenez and Lenny Roberto perform as one of the “best Led Zeppelin Experiences in the U.S.A.” They bring it, 6 p.m. May 20. Presented by Vintage Rock Rewind. Tickets.


Lea Salonga in concert

Blaisdell Concert Hall

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

Lea Salonga first made her mark on the theater stage with her Tony Award-winning role in “Miss Saigon,” and success has been a constant companion since. Hear her “powerful voice and perfect pitch” in concert, 8 p.m. May 20-21Tickets.


Kids to Parks Day

Diamond Head State Monument | 808-587-0300

Bring the kids to Diamond Head Crater in celebration of a national day of outdoor play observed nationwide, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. May 21. Enjoy lots of fun activities, scavenger hunts, Ranger-led walks and family-friendly tours of Diamond Head. Activities are free; parking and hiking fees apply.


Micronesia Festival 2022

Bishop Museum

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

Bishop Museum celebrates the cultural art, performances, poetry, stories and resources of the islands of Micronesia in this hybrid event featuring virtual online discussions and in-person events at the museum, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. May 21Tickets. Additional info is on the Celebrate Micronesia FB page.


Volunteer: Malama Maunalua Volunteer Workday

Kuliouou Beach Park, Maunalua | 808-395-5050 ext. 1

Malama Maunalua is holding a workday, 9 a.m.-noon May 21, in honor of Year of the Limu. Help restore the marine environment by removing invasive algae. Bring lots of water, sunscreen and clothes that can get wet, towels, water shoes, hats and gloves. Register by filling out a waiver form.


JCCH Craft & Collectibles Fair

Japanese Cultural Center of Hawaii

2454 S. Beretania St., Honolulu | 808-945-7633

Shop for items from small, local businesses, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. May 21. Local textile artist Ellen Carson will be offering kimono, furisode, haori, obi, fabrics, jewelry and more for sale. All of the day’s proceeds will be donated to JCCH. Note: face masks and social distancing will be enforced and attendees will get their temperature checked. Must present proof of vaccination.


Volunteer: Ohana Volunteer Day

Waimea Valley

59-863 Kamehameha Hwy., Haleiwa, HI 96712 | 808-638-5855

You’re in for a fun, educational family activity at Waimea Valley’s Ohana Volunteer Day, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. May 21. All ages are welcome to this event that’s especially geared towards younger keiki. The event begins with an oli (Hawaiian chant) to set the day’s intent. Gloves and tools will be provided. Space is limited so RSVP by emailing or call the number above.


Mom Made Market

Ward Village Shops

1240 Ala Moana Blvd., Honolulu

Check out all sorts of merchandise — apparel, beauty products, jewelry, foods, other edibles and more — from over 40 locally owned mom-run businesses, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. May 21.


Super Saturday

Hawaii State Art Museum

250 S. Hotel St., Honolulu | 808-586-0900

Enjoy hands-on art activities and entertainment for all ages, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. May 21. Free.


Virtual: Hawaiian Sci-Fi with Solomon Enos

The Hawaii State Public Library System celebrates Asian American and Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander Heritage Month with a Zoom discussion on Hawaiian science fiction with Solomon Enos, noon-1 p.m. May 21. Solomon is an artist with more than 30 years of artistic expression under his belt in a wide variety of media. For ages 11 and older. Sponsored by Friends of the Library of Hawaii. Registration is required.


‘Imi A Loaa: Search and Find’

Honolulu Theatre for Youth

Tenney Theatre, 229 Queen Emma St., Honolulu | 808-839-9885

Ages 7 and up will enjoy this series created by Moses Goods, Inamona Theatre Company and the Honolulu Theatre for Youth ensemble, 4 p.m. May 21. This multimedia experience mixes elements of live performance, a walking tour and digital gaming, and explores the Native Hawaiian ideas of time and place for a new type of theatre. Light walking is involved. Register.


The Doors Come Alive

Hawaiian Brian’s | HB Social Club

1680 Kapiolani Blvd., Honolulu | 808-946-1343

Presented by Vintage Rock Rewind, The Doors Come Alive include members Ed Roth as Ray Manzarek and Keith St. John as Jim Morrison. Get ready for an “unforgettable, captivating experience that will blow your mind,” 6 p.m. May 21Tickets.



The Republik

1349 Kapiolani Blvd., Honolulu | 808-941-7469

American musician, DJ and music producer Tim Wu, better known as Elephante, performs on his Heavy Glow Tour with support by Yetep, Sabai, Hoang and Noll, 9 p.m. May 21. For ages 18 and older. Tickets.


Made with Aloha Gift Fair

Pearlridge Center, Mauka & Wai Makai wing

98-1005 Moanalua Rd., Aiea | 808-689-9091

Browse the merchandise “Made with Aloha” from local businesses, enter to win an Xbox Series S, plus enjoy a snack and other edibles, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. May 21-22. Join Steezy from HI93 FM on the Wai Makai wing, 1-3 p.m. on Sunday.


Ghost Bus experience

Windward Mall

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

This haunted house on wheels will be up and scaring those willing to take on the sinister spooks in the Windward Mall parking lot, 3-9 p.m. May 21-22 and 28-29.

The Ghost Bus will then return to its home base in front of the Waikiki Beach Marriott, Monday-Friday, providing all the terror and scary fun to folks through Oct. 31. $15/person 8 years and older, $13/kamaaina and military. Reservations for both locations.


‘World Turtle Weekend Shell-ebration’

Sea Life Park Hawaii

41-202 Kalanianaole Hwy., Waimanalo | 808-259-2500

Sea Life Park partners with Malama i na honu and 808 Cleanups for this special weekend event, May 21-23. On May 21-22, park guests can enjoy games and crafts, treats from local food vendors, educational booths, plus a keiki hula halau performance at the Beach Boy Lanai at 11 a.m. On May 23, World Turtle Day, the public is invited to participate in a beach cleanup at adjacent Kaupo Beach Park, 9-11 a.m. Immediately afterwards, join in a traditional Hawaiian blessing and witness the release of two Hawaiian green sea turtles from Sea Life Park’s Honu Conservation and Breeding Program.


Honolulu Jazz Quartet

Blue Note Hawaii

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

It was at the urging of bassist John Kolivas’ musician mother that the Honolulu Jazz Quartet was formed in 2001. Along with Kolivas, members include Tim Tsukiyama, Dan Del Negro and Noel Okimoto. The group celebrates its fourth release, “Straight Ahead,” 7 p.m. May 22. Doors open 5 p.m. Tickets.


An Evening with Paula Poundstone

Hawaii Theatre Center

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

Humorist, author and well-known comedian with a towering stack of stand-up credentials, Paula Poundstone, brings her observational humor and wit to the Hawaii Theatre stage, 7 p.m. May 22. Tickets.


Tuesday Comedy Night

Hawaiian Brian’s | HB Social Club

1680 Kapiolani Blvd., Honolulu | 808-946-1343

Who isn’t in need of a few laughs before Hump Day? Stop by HB’s Slack Key Lounge for its weekly comedy show with host James Mane, featuring Kevin Kellar, Cory Walter, Martha Monteon and Mike McCarthy, followed by open mic, 7:30 p.m. May 24. For 18 and older. Tickets.


He Mele Lahui Hawaii program

Iolani Palace

364 S. King St., Honolulu | 808-522-0822

The He Mele Lahui Hawaii program resumes with live performances by Na Hoku Hanohano award-winning entertainer Kuuipo Kumukahi in the palace’s Imprisonment Room, 9-11 a.m. May 25 (will continue every second and fourth Wednesday of the month). Performances are included with admission to Iolani Palace. Reservations.


Local Comedy Showcase

Blue Note Hawaii

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

Comedy U returns with another cast of comedy characters — Ian Shippen, Jasmine Bautista, Graham Elwood and Jose Dynamite — for a night of laughs, 7 p.m. May 25. Doors open 5 p.m. Tickets.


Ohana Concert series by Hawaii Symphony Orchestra

Waikiki Shell

2805 Monsarrat Ave., Honolulu | 808-768-5252

The Hawaii Symphony Orchestra presents this great series of family-friendly concerts for $10/person that will also support nonprofit organizations helping the community. Each performance will also feature winners of the Na Hoku Opio | Young Stars competition. Concerts take place 7:30-8:30 p.m. The first concert is May 25, supporting Hawaii Foodbank; June 1 concert supports the Hawaiian Humane Society; and June 8 supports the Blood Bank of Hawaii. Tickets.


Stargazing in the heart of Waikiki

International Market Place parking garage, level 6

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

Go on a guided tour of the stars and constellations with a local astronomer and see the moon, double stars, star clusters, nebulae, galaxies and more, 8-9 p.m. May 25. You can even take pictures of the moon with your smartphone through a large seven-foot tall telescope. All ages are welcome; kids under 5 are free. Tickets.


Sky Gate’s Lahaina Noon

Sky Gate Sculpture

558 S. King St., Honolulu

Native Hawaiian composer and violinist Anne Leilehua Lanzilotti will premiere a new work inspired by Lahaina noon, when the sun passes directly overhead and doesn’t cast a shadow; it can be observed each May and July. The work was commissioned by the Mayor’s Office of Culture and the Arts together with Chamber Music Hawaii. The phenomena will take place May 26, a day that will also celebrate the 45th anniversary of Sky Gate that was created by the late artist Isamu Noguchi in 1977. The performance is at 10:30 a.m. May 26. Lanzilotti is also writing an opera based on the life of Queen Lili‘uokalani; read more here.


‘Inclusion: A Conversation for Today’

Mission Auditorium

550 S. King St., Honolulu

Author and filmmaker Tom Coffman presents a discussion on his most recent book, “Inclusion: How Hawaii Protected Japanese Americans from Mass Internment, Transformed Itself and Changed America,” 4:45-6:15 p.m. May 26. The question, “What makes Hawaii unique in the world?” provides the opportunity to share the embracing culture of Hawaii and Coffman’s book discusses how this practice helps us connect with others. Email to RSVP for the event.


Energize Kakou Community Workshops


The Hawaii State Energy Office is hosting a series of energy workshops for communities to learn about clean energy and what it means “for me, my pocketbook, my community,” 6-8 p.m. May 26 at Kamehameha Schools Community Learning Center, Maili. RSVP on the website for the respective workshops; registration isn’t required, but helps with planning.


Artist 2 Artist Legends Series: Henry Kapono & Ledward Kaapana

Blue Note Hawaii

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

Hawaiian 105 KINE presents two of Hawaii’s favorite and legendary artists for an evening filled with long-time musical favorites, jam sessions and talk story, 6:30 p.m. May 26. Tickets.


Taste of Mililani

Mililani High School parking lot

95-1200 Meheula Parkway, Mililani | 808-689-9091

More than 20 food vendors are ready to provide dinner, a quick bite or snack, 5-9 p.m. May 27. Giveaways all night, plus proceeds benefit Mililani High School.


Charlie Berens

Blue Note Hawaii

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

Emmy Award-winning journalist, comedian, host and creator Charlie Berens takes to the Blue Note stage, 6:30 p.m. May 27. Tickets.


Hawaii Symphony Orchestra: The Music of Def Leppard

Waikiki Shell

2805 Monsarrat Ave., Honolulu | 808-768-5252

The Hawaii Symphony Orchestra conducted by Brent Havens, performs Windborne’s “The Music of Def Leppard,” along with a full rock band and vocalist Justin Sargent. Get ready for an awesome trip back to the 80s, 7:30 p.m. May 27. Tickets.



Diamond Head Theatre

520 Makapuu Ave., Honolulu | 808-733-0274

“Waitress,” a Tony Award-nominated hit is in the works featuring original music and lyrics by Grammy Award-winner Sara Bareilles. Run, don’t walk, to get your tickets for the May 27-June 19 run. Tickets.


5th Annual Poke Fest

Ka Makana Alii

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

With a 15-plus lineup of poke vendors, poke sampling and live entertainment, this year’s in-person fest will be a guaranteed hit, 4-8 p.m. May 28. The first 500 people will receive a free cooler bag courtesy of Foodland Hawaii, and by the end of the evening, attendees’ votes will determine the King of Poke Fest 2022.


Kaimuki Night Market

Kaimuki High School

2705 Kaimuki Ave., Honolulu | 808-689-9091

Check out retail and food vendors, baked goods and other edibles, 4-8 p.m. May 28. Keiki fun includes henna tattoos, balloon making, face painting and more. Proceeds benefit Kaimuki High School.


Joey Alexander Trio

Blue Note Hawaii

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

At the age of six, Joey Alexander taught himself to play jazz by listening to this father’s classic jazz albums. Since his Maui debut at age 18, Alexander has become a three-time Grammy-nominated jazz pianist — the youngest musician ever nominated for a Grammy in the jazz category — a renowned festival and concert hall headliner, and a gifted performer playing his own original compositions and personalized interpretations of classic songs. He performs two shows, 6:30 and 9 p.m. May 28. Tickets.


Hawaii Symphony Orchestra: The Music of The Rolling Stones

Waikiki Shell

2805 Monsarrat Ave., Honolulu | 808-768-5252

The Hawaii Symphony Orchestra conducted by Brent Havens, performs Windborne’s “The Music of the Rolling Stones,” along with a full rock band and vocalist Justin Sargent, 7:30 p.m. May 28. In celebration of the The Rolling Stones’ iconic albums, “Beggar’s Banquet” and “Let It Bleed.” Tickets.


Top of the Tower Tour

Pearl Harbor Aviation Museum

Catch the visitor shuttle at the Pearl Harbor Visitor Center

After being closed for renovations, the iconic Ford Island Control Tower opens to the public for special Top of the Tower Tours beginning May 30. Enjoy a guided tour of the 15-story, 168-foot-tall tower, restored elevator, upper cab and a 360-degree view of the battlefield from the observation deck. Tour also includes access to the Operations Building and new firehouse exhibit. Just 120 tickets are available each day, either combined with museum admission or as a stand-alone tour. Reservations.


Moon Walk

Waimea Valley

59-863 Kamehameha Hwy., Haleiwa | 808-638-5858

A community favorite event, the moon walk, returns to Waimea Valley at 8 and 8:30 p.m. June 11. The two evening walks each begin with an oli to set the evening’s intent and a cultural overview at Hale Hoike. A very special tour of Kauhale will be available for interested participants. $10/ages 4 and up; no reservations required. Upcoming dates: July 8, Aug. 5. Note: As of May 22, the valley returns to summer hours, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily.


‘Beyond Monet’

Hawaii Convention Center

1801 Kalakaua Ave., Honolulu | 800-441-0819

Immerse yourself in the vibrant world of Monet as the impressionist’s lifetime of works transform the Hawaii Convention Center into a whimsical world of color, light and sound — magical! Exhibit runs June 15-July 31Tickets.


Histories and Mysteries Tour

Honolulu Zoo

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

As the sun sets below the horizon, guides lead this once-a-month tour sharing stories of the zoo’s history and supernatural occurrences experienced by staff and guests. The first tour on May 27 is already filled. Register for upcoming tours on June 24July 29Aug. 26. Tours are 5:30-7:30 p.m. and each tour is limited to 25 guests. Keiki should be mature enough for spooky stories and old enough to walk the zoo grounds without assistance. Register.


Ongoing events:

Most Mondays: Malama Muliwaiolena Mondays

Waimanalo Camp Ground parking lot

41-741 Kalanianaole Hwy., Waimanalo

Join in this volunteer effort with 808 Cleanups to restore a Native Hawaiian cultural site in Waimanalo, 3:30-5:30 p.m. (click on the date for detailed info). The focus is to remove invasive plants along the coastline, as well as remove trash and marine debris as needed. Check out the other volunteer opportunities too!


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 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, 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. 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.


Weekly: 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 two docent-led tours. The 11 a.m. Tour & Talk Storyevery Friday and Sunday, explores specific historical, cultural and artistic themes, while the 2 p.m. Highlights Tourevery Thursday through Sunday, is meant to inspire as docents share ways to connect to the museum’s most popular and unique works. Both tours are 45-60 min. in length. Meet docents near the main entrance at the respective start times; tours are free with museum admission, register here. Museum hours: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Thursday and Sunday, to 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Advance online reservation is suggested. $10 Hawaii resident, $20 general admission, 18 and under are free.


Through May 29: ‘Kupu Ka Niu, Kupu Ke Kanaka’ exhibit

Arts & Letters Gallery

1164 Nuuanu Ave., Honolulu

“When Coconuts Grow, Humanity Thrives” is the theme of the exhibit curated by Ngahiraka Mason and Manulani Aluli Meyer. The exhibit highlights the modest coconut that provides so much for humans — food, water, shelter, tools, building materials, cups, bowls, mulch, hats, baskets, medicine and more. Learn about the coconut through film, weaving, lei, umeke, painting, historical images, photography, instruments and more. Gallery hours: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday.


Through June 25: 2022 Young Artists of Hawaii

Hawaii State Art Museum

250 S. Hotel St., Honolulu | 808-586-0900

Young Artists of Hawaii is an annual student art competition and exhibition that recognizes creative excellence among Hawaii’s public and private school students. This year’s award-winning artworks are based on the theme, “What Makes a Great Leader.” 


Exhibits at Bishop Museum

Bishop Museum

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

Through July 4: Learn about the history behind the 2,000-year-old indigenous tattoo tradition that carries significance in connecting generations of Samoans and other Polynesians to their identity and heritage. “Tatau: Marks of Polynesia” focuses on the Suluape family and their disciples who are continuing the Samoan tattoo tradition into the modern age. The exhibit also highlights Samoan tattooing implements along with a collection of Hawaiian implements curated by Bishop Museum rarely displayed to the public.

Through Oct. 30: The greatest waterman of his time, Duke Paoa Kahanamoku brought surfing to a global audience in the 1900s, winning his first gold medal in the 100-meter freestyle in the 1912 Olympic Games in Stockholm, Sweden. More than 100 years later, Carissa Kainani Moore brought the first Olympic surfing gold medal home from the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 (held in 2021) to Hawaii. These two Native Hawaiian gold medalists are featured in an exhibit, “Two Hawaiian Olympic Champions,” highlighting their accomplishments and awards alongside a replica of Kahanamoku’s surfboard and Moore’s winning surfboard used in the Olympic Games.

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.



Maui Classical Music Festival

Keawalai Congregational Church

5300 Makena Rd., Makena | 808-280-5662

Enjoy the 40th season of the Maui Classical Music Festival with four concerts held at historic churches and finale on the last Sunday of the festival. Eight world-class musicians join music directors Yizhak Schotten and Katherine Collier for the last two performances at Keawalai Congregational Church in Makena, 7 p.m. May 20, and the finale at the same location, 3 p.m. May 22.


‘Murder in the Nth Degree’

ProArts Playhouse

1280 S. Kihei Rd., Kihei | 808-463-6550

ProArts Playhouse presents a world debut comedy thriller written by its first-ever Playwriting Competition winner, James Nevius, a local Maui writer and musician. The play runs May 20-June 5 and is directed by Mark Beltzman. Tickets will be $5 off for a Special Kamaaina Night on May 21, plus stay for a talk story session with the author after the May 29 show. Tickets.


Jeff Dye

da Playground Maui

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

Nationally touring comedian, actor, host, prankster and Bigfoot enthusiast, Jeff Dye, takes over the stage, 7 p.m. May 20. Ages 21 and over. Tickets.


Starry Night Cinema

Maui Arts & Cultural Center

One Cameron Way, Kahului | 808-242-7469

Bring a low-back beach chair or blanket and pick a spot on the lawn for movie night under the stars with family or friends and enjoy the Oscar-winning animated feature “Soul” (PG) on May 20, and the highly praised animated feature, “Onward” (PG), on May 21. Both will be shown in the A&B Amphitheater. Gates open 6 p.m., films start at 7:30 p.m. Arrive early to take in preshow entertainment by singer/songwriter Brad Kahikina, plus a free keiki art activity. Food and beverages will be available for purchase. Admission is free.


Honu Ea Nest Site Cleanup

Mokae (Hamoa Beach), located off Haneoo Rd.

Nonprofit group, Ke Ao Halii, invites the community to help clean the beach as nesting season for the critically endangered honu ea (Hawksbill sea turtle) begins in June. Cleanup includes collecting debris such as Kamani seeds, glass, plastics, microplastics, trash, etc. and is set for 8 a.m.-1 p.m. (or until pau) May 21. Bring your own buckets, a screen to sift sand, hand trowel, shovel and/or a rake if available.


Beats Antique DJ Set

da Playground Maui

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

Formed in 2007, Beats Antique is a U.S.-based experimental world fusion and electronic music group. Catch them 8 p.m. May 21. Ages 21 and over. Tickets.


‘Wizard of Oz - The Deleted Scenes’

Historic Iao Theater

68 N. Market St. Wailuku | 808-242-6969

Maui OnStage presents its first free-to-participate community theater youth production. Have you ever wondered what would have happened if Dorothy didn’t “follow the yellow brick road”? Playwright Eddie McPherson reimagines a slightly different path for a childhood favorite character. Shows are May 21-22Tickets.


Hoapili Trail Hike

La Perouse Bay

Sierra Club hike leader Annie Schultz takes 18 participants on a 3.5-mile roundtrip hike south of La Perouse Bay on the Hoapili Trail (King’s Highway) to Cape Hanamanioa (Lighthouse Beach), May 22. See and learn about unique anchialine ponds along the way. Bring lots of water, snacks/lunch, hat, reef-safe sunscreen. Meet 8 a.m. at the La Perouse parking lot. Contact hike leader at, 734-308-0482 or sign up online (scroll down to event).


Manoa Radio’s 20th Anniversary Celebration

Maui Brewing Co.

605 Lipoa Pkwy., Kihei | 808-201-2337

Join the 20th anniversary celebration of locally owned Manoa Radio, 4:20-8:30 p.m. May 22, and enjoy lots of local and live entertainment.


10th Annual Huliau Youth Environmental Film Festival

Imua Discovery Garden

2471 Main St., Wailuku

Bring the family to enjoy an outdoor showing of student films from the past two years of the Maui Huliau Foundation, 7-9 p.m. May 22. Students from multiple Maui schools present their short environmental films ranging from documentaries to comedies to virtual field trips. Bring a blanket or chair; no alcohol or coolers allowed. Ogo Food Truck will be onsite serving food for purchase. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Donations appreciated with reservation.


Rowdy Love with Masha Tretiakova

da Playground Maui

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

The spirited folk duo of Stina Lynn and Aaron Jernigan, Rowdy Love, performs with friend, Masha Tretiakova, as the opening act, 7 p.m. May 22. Ages 21 and over. Tickets.


John Cruz performs

ProArts Playhouse

1280 S. Kihei Rd., Kihei | 808-463-6550

Manao Radio presents Grammy and Na Hoku Hanohano Award-winning artist, John Cruz, performing in a space that Cruz describes as, “feels like playing in my living room.” His “Island Residency” concert starts at 7:30 p.m. May 25. Upcoming concerts: June 1, 29. Tickets.


Joey Alexander Trio

Maui Arts & Cultural Center

One Cameron Way, Kahului | 808-242-7469

At the age of six, Joey Alexander taught himself to play jazz by listening to this father’s classic jazz albums. Since his Maui debut at age 18, Alexander has become a three-time Grammy-nominated jazz pianist — the youngest musician ever nominated for a Grammy in the jazz category — a renowned festival and concert hall headliner, and a gifted performer playing his own original compositions and personalized interpretations of classic songs. He performs alongside Kris Funn on bass and John Davis on drums, 7:30 p.m. May 26. Tickets.


Thursday Night Groove with DJ Colette

da Playground Maui

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

Famous for her jazzy, alto voice and exemplary DJ skills, DJ Colette has released two highly successful full-length albums. Her talent lights up the stage, 8 p.m. May 26. Ages 21 and over. Tickets.


Maui Forest Bird Recovery Pint Night

Maui Brewing Co.

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

Fifty percent of house beer profits from 6 to 10 p.m. on May 27 will go to support the Maui Forest Bird Recovery Project. Through research, development and application of conservation techniques, the group works to protect Maui’s endangered birds.


Artist 2 Artist: Henry Kapono with guest Ledward Kaapana

Maui Arts & Cultural Center

One Cameron Way, Kahului | 808-242-7469

The Artist 2 Artist series continues with host Henry Kapono and guest, Ledward Kaapana, four-time Grammy nominee with two wins on slack key compilations and multiple Na Hoku Hanohano awards, 7:30 p.m. May 27. Tickets.


90’s Night with DJ Blast and DJ Joralien

da Playground Maui

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

Originally from Maui, DJ Blast has entertained packed dance floors for over 30 years and is now based in New York City. He returns to perform with guest DJ Joralien, 8 p.m. May 27. Ages 21 and over. Tickets.


Volunteer: Hamakua Malama Service Outing

This joint volunteer effort between Sierra Club Maui and Malama Hamakua Maui is to prepare the scenic coastal lands of Haiku’s Hamakua Coastline to restore native plant species, May 28. Contact Sierra Club leader Lucienne de Naie,, or sign up online (scroll down to event) for details.


Maui Slack Key Guitar & Ukulele Workshop

Napili Kai Beach Resort

5900 Lower Honoapiilani Rd., Lahaina | 808-669-6271

Registration is open for the 24th annual workshop featuring the best of the best slack key musicians in Hawaii, June 1-8. Details and to register.


Ongoing events:

Daily: Maui Street Market

150 Hana Hwy., Kahului

Located next to the former 24-Hour Fitness, Maui’s newest “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 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 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 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.


Every Friday & 3rd Saturday: Waihee Coastal Dunes and Wetland Refuge

Halewalu 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, May 20, 21, 27 (8 a.m.-noon every Friday, and 8-11 a.m. every third Saturday). Fill out a volunteer waiver form; contact James Crowe,, with questions.


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 Puukolii 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.


Through June 18: ‘O Kalani’ exhibit

Schaefer International Gallery, Maui Arts & Cultural Center

One Cameron Way, Kahului | 808-242-7469

In a partnership with the Honolulu Museum of Art, an exhibit featuring two prominent contemporary Kanaka Maoli artists — Sean Kekamakupa‘aikapono Ka‘onohiokalani Lee Loy Browne and Imaikalani Kalahele — comes to the Maui Arts & Cultural Center. “O Kalani” translates to “from the heavens” and references “the Hawaiian view of a relationship with the divine and also acknowledges the names of both artists.” There are 15 sculptural works by Browne and nine newly created paintings by Kalahele in the exhibition. The gallery is open 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. Free.


Virtual performances: ‘Live @ the MACC’

Maui Arts & Cultural Center

Enjoy a series of live performances from the comfort of home via the Maui Arts & Cultural Center website featuring some of Hawaii’s best performers. Hear the music from artists such as Nathan Aweau, Hookena, Henry Kapono, Makena, Jeff Peterson and many more.


Hawaii Island

Kona Brewery Night Fair

Kona Brewery’s new location

74-5588 Pawai Pl., Kailua-Kona

Join in the festivities with a host of local vendors, food, art, live music, a beer garden and more at Kona Brewery’s new location, 4-9 p.m. May 21. Free and open to all ages.


Robert Cazimero

Kahilu Theatre

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

Beloved kumu hula, singer, songwriter and entertainer, Robert Cazimero offers an evening of music, hula and storytelling, 7 p.m. May 21Tickets.


7th Annual Farm Festival

Hamakua Harvest

44-2600 Mamalahoa Hwy., Waimea

Come out and celebrate and support agriculture, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. May 22. Enjoy a hula performance, live music, lots of food and craft vendors, educational entertainment, games, keiki activities, ag experiences, a petting zoo, and more. Volunteers and donations are welcome.


Fiber Arts: Making Lake Pigments

Donkey Mill Art Center

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

Kumu Puakea Forester leads this beginners workshop in making lake pigments, print pastes and more, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. May 22. Register.


Energize Kakou Community Workshops

Pahoa Community Center

15-3022 Kauhale St., Pahoa | 808-593-3048

The Hawaii State Energy Office is hosting an energy workshops for communities to learn about clean energy and what it means “for me, my pocketbook, my community.” It will be held, 6-8 p.m. May 24. RSVP on the website to attend workshop; registration isn’t required, but helps with planning.


Joey Alexander Trio

Kahilu Theatre

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

At the age of six, Joey Alexander taught himself to play jazz by listening to this father’s classic jazz albums. Since his Maui debut at age 18, Alexander has become a three-time Grammy-nominated jazz pianist — the youngest musician ever nominated for a Grammy in the jazz category — a renowned festival and concert hall headliner, and a gifted performer playing his own original compositions and personalized interpretations of classic songs. He performs alongside Kris Funn on bass and John Davis on drums, 7 p.m. May 25. Tickets.


Nature-Based Wastewater Treatment Workshop

The Arc of Hilo

1099 Waianuenue Ave., Hilo | 808-315-8925

Participants will get an understanding of nature-based wastewater treatment solutions that are cost-effective, can be developed using local waste materials and have been shown to be effective, 11:30 a.m.-4 p.m. May 27. Hosted by Ridge to Reefs and Wastewater Alternative Innovations. Register.


Volunteer: Stewardship at the Summit

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park | 808-985-6011

Join Stewardship at the Summit to help remove invasive, non-native plant species, 9 a.m.-noon, May 28. 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.


John Cruz

Kahilu Theatre

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

Musician John Cruz celebrates the 25th anniversary of the release of his iconic album, “Acoustic Soul,” by performing each song throughout the evening interspersed with additional compositions from his career in two shows, 3 and 7 p.m. May 28. Tickets.


Introductory and Intermediate Ceramics workshops

East Hawaii Cultural Center, Ceramics Studio

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

Instructor Monika Mann holds two ceramics classes for beginners and those looking to expand their skills (18 years and older). Introduction to Ceramics: 10 a.m.-1 p.m. May 28-July 16, and Intermediate Ceramics: 10 a.m.-1 p.m. May 29-July 17. Deadline to register for both is May 26. Info and registration.


West Hawaii Dance Theatre Spring Performance

Kahilu Theatre

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

The West Hawaii Dance Theatre presents two acts, 4 p.m. May 29. First up, the beautiful 1845 classical ballet, “Pas De Quatre,” with original contemporary pieces choreographed by WHDT’s artistic director and instructors. In the second act, they perform, “The Adventures of Kai,” a whimsical story ballet about a boy who becomes separated from his parents in a storm. Tickets.


‘Clue’ On Stage

Aloha Theatre

79-7384 Mamalahoa Hwy., Kainaliu | 808-322-9924

Tickets are on sale for the production of the cult classic “whodunnit” film, “Clue,” that runs June 3-19. If you’ve played the board game, then you know the cast of characters and their goings on within Boddy Manor. Tickets.


Big Island Jazz & Blues Festival

Mauna Kea Beach Hotel

62-100 Mauna Kea Beach Dr., Waimea | 808-882-7222

Enjoy a full roster of Grammy Award winners, Grammy nominated artists, Music Hall of Fame members, and Jazz and Blues legends performing at the main festival concert, 5-9 p.m. June 4. Doors open at 4:30 p.m. Tickets.


Ongoing events:

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.


Through May 27: ‘Kilo I Ka Mo‘o: Hawaiian Art and Memory’ exhibit

East Hawaii Cultural Center

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

Curated by Kanani Daley, this exhibit looks at Kanaka Maoli living in two worlds — “the history of its occupation and the consequential product of a monetized island.” The purpose is to highlight the contradictions of Hawaii’s colonization with artists using modern techniques to express their views. Gallery hours: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday.


Through July 2: ‘Puuhonua’ exhibit

Donkey Mill Art Center

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

This exhibit reflects on puuhonua — places and people of peace and safety — with contributing artists exploring concepts of refuge, sanctuary and healing, and their interpretations of its meaning through sculptures, paintings, drawings, digital illustrations, fiber arts, and book arts. “Puuhonua encourages viewers to reflect on their own places of refuge — whether they are literal places or people — or an energy, action, idea or state of mind,” said Mina Elison, exhibition curator. The gallery is open 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday.


Virtual performances: ‘Live from the Empty Palace’

Hilo’s Palace Theater

If you’re ever in the mood to listen to local performers doing their thing plain and simple, head to Hilo’s Palace Theater website, which gives artists the open space to perform a variety of music — Hawaiian, Hawaiian reggae, psychedelic jazz funk, folk, country and much more. The acoustics are perfect, and the focus is the artist in their element.



Celebrate UH Men’s Volleyball Champions & Merrie Monarch 2022 Winners

Puhi Park next to the Grove Farm Market

4411 Kikowaena St., Lihue

Congratulate and celebrate the UH Men’s volleyball team as they return home as NCAA National Champions for the second year in a row! Stop by for a meet-and-greet session, 10-11:45 a.m. May 21, for photos and autographs with Head Coach Charlie Wade and the UH Men’s Volleyball Rainbow Warriors. Way to go, ‘Bows!

Winners of the 59th Annual Merrie Monarch Festival, Kauai’s own Halau Ka Lei Mokihana O Leinaala, will also be onsite, 10-11:30 a.m. May 21. The halau won first place in the Wahine Auana, Wahine Kahiko and Wahine Overall categories, and brought home the coveted Merrie Monarch Lokalia Montgomery Overall Award. Free parking is available around Puhi Park with additional parking at Kauai Community College.


Old Koloa Town Market

Historic Old Koloa Town courtyard

5330 Koloa Rd., Koloa

More than 30 Kauai artisans, photographers, small businesses, food trucks, food vendors, musicians and more gather at the Old Koloa Town Market next to the monkeypod tree to share the culture, art, sounds and flavors of the Garden Isle, 4-8 p.m. May 21.


John Cruz

Anaina Hou Community Park

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

Musician John Cruz takes to the stage to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the release of his iconic album, “Acoustic Soul,” 5:30 p.m. May 21. He’ll perform every song on the album, share stories and include special guests. Open to all ages; 18 and under must be accompanied by an adult. Tickets.


Ensemble Henrietta performance

St. Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church

4364 Hardy St., Lihue | 808-822-3148

Pianist Monica Chung, violinist Kaycee Milne, Bostonian violist Drew Ricciardi and cellist Josh Nakazawa (from the Hawaii Symphony Orchestra) performs in A Night of Chamber Music, 7 p.m. May 21. Hear the works of Lili Boulanger, Rebecca Clarke, Gabriel Faure, Frank Bridge and more. Tickets.


Visit a place of peace and reflection

Lawai International Center

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

Lawai International Center opens to the public at 10 a.m., noon and 2 p.m. May 22. 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.

The center also holds a monthly Community Caring Day during which time volunteers are welcome to take part in nurturing the center’s grounds. The next opportunity is 9 a.m.-1 p.m. June 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.


Kauai Humane Society’s Book Tales

Kauai Humane Society

3-825 Kaumualii Hwy., Lihue | 808-632-0610

Book Tales is a win-win for all involved — children improve their reading skills and build confidence while shelter pets get socialized and used to human interaction. The shelter has some books available, but kids are welcome to bring their favorites from home. Children, 7-13 years old, must be accompanied by a parent. Adoptable cats and kittens are ready for your stories anytime between 3:30 and 5:30 p.m. May 27, June 10 (every second and fourth Friday of the month). Event is free, but donations are appreciated. Register.


Kauai Island Crafters Fair

Kauai Veterans Center

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

Local crafters and artisans offer unique and quality handmade items for sale, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. May 28. Merchandise runs the gamut from wood and bone carvings to Hawaiian print fabric quilts and bathmats, and watercolor paintings to one-of-a-kind suncatchers.


Kauai Poke Fest with Sam Choy & Friends

Koloa Landing Resort

2641 Poipu Rd., Koloa | 808-240-6600

Poke lovers rejoice! The Godfather of poke, Sam Choy, brings back the event complete with a poke demonstration by the chef himself, poke sampling from professional and amateur chef contestants, live entertainment and more, 4-7 p.m. May 28. A portion of the proceeds will go to the Kauai Charity Walk. Tickets.


Makana in Concert

Historic Waimea Theater

9691 Kaumualii Hwy., Waimea | 808-338-0262

Internationally acclaimed musician, Makana, brings traditional and contemporary Hawaiian slack key music along with his new album, ”Pulama,” on his Legacies of Hawaii tour 2022, 4 p.m. May 29. Tickets.


Webinar: Plants Along Streams and Coastlines

The National Tropical Botanical Garden presents this webinar via Zoom, noon June 1, with Puakea Mo‘okini-Oliveira sharing the work to restore Limahuli Stream that led to the restoration of native Oopu fish populations. Conservation Biologist Seana Walsh shares the results of a new study in collaboration with the University of Hawaii regarding salinity tolerance of coastal plants. Register. Past webinars are also available via NTBG’s YouTube channel.


Kauai Pride Parade & Festival

Rice St. from Vidinha Stadium to the Historic County Bldg. lawn

The YWCA of Kauai is planning for an in-person, family-friendly Kauai Pride Parade & Festival, June 4. The parade runs 9-10 a.m. along Rice Street, followed by a festival on the lawn of the Historic County Bldg., 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Volunteers are needed; event info.


Summer Movie Nights

NTBG South Shore Visitor Center

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

The National Tropical Botanical Garden presents movie night under the stars against the backdrop of Spouting Horn, 30 minutes after sunset June 4, with the 2021 animated movie, “Encanto” (PG). Gather family and friends and go early to enjoy the sunset and a picnic or pizza and snacks available for purchase from the food stands; doors open at 6 p.m. The Cognition Learning Center will host games and activities before the movie. Event is free with a suggested donation. Upcoming: July 2, Aug. 6.


Ongoing events:

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 Wednesday: Free yoga in the Garden

National Tropical Botanical Garden

South Shore Visitor Center, 4425 Lawai Rd., Koloa | 808-742-2623

Bring a mat, mask and water for a socially distanced yoga session with Naomi 10 a.m. at the South Shore Visitor Center located across from Spouting Horn; check in at 9:45 a.m. Take part in gentle yoga while listening to Spouting Horn in the distance.


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 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: 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 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 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


Through May 29: ‘Company’

Puhi Theatrical Warehouse

4411-E Kikowaena St., Lihue | 808-245-7700, 808-634-6612

The Kauai Community Players take on Stephen Sondheim’s groundbreaking modern musical, “Company,” which looks at relationships, vulnerability and “being alive.” Performances: 7 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, 4 p.m. Sunday. Tickets.


Through June 29: ‘The Art of Kapa - A Tradition Almost Lost’ exhibit

Kauai Museum

4428 Rice St., Lihue | 808-245-6931

Kauai Museum presents an exhibit of its treasured collection of kapa. Tours are available at 10 a.m. every Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Gallery hours: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday.


Every Monday, Wednesday & Thursday: Guided tours

Grove Farm Museum

4050 Nawiliwili Rd., Lihue | 808-245-3202

Guided two-hour tours of the historic Grove Farm offer a glimpse into Kauai’s sugar cane heritage, an industry that was king for more than 150 years on the Garden Isle. This 100-acre homestead has the original plantation main house, owner’s cottage, guest cottage, office and other resident and plantation workers’ housing camp. Tours are every Monday, Wednesday and Thursday at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Contact for reservations either by calling the number above or by emailing Requested donation is $20/adult, $10/child 5-12 years; $10/resident with ID, $5/child 5-12 years. Note: Waioli Mission House is temporarily closed.