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Exploring: Calendar > Oahu > October
Come and participate in a variety of activities highlighting the Native American Indian/Alaskan Culture. Food booths, arts, crafts, entertainment and more! Sponsored by American Indian Powwow Association. Thomas Square, Honolulu, all day. Free admission. No alcohol/drugs. For more information call (808) 885-5569 or (808) 938-5080.
WIKI WIKI ONE-DAY HAWAIIANA & COLLECTIBLES SHOW
Hawaii's strictly vintage collectibles (20 years and older), antiques and Hawaiiana show and sale. Exhibitors from Oahu, other Hawaiian Islands, and mainland U.S. sell vintage Hawaiiana, antiques, estate jewelry, kimono, koa, rattan, aloha shirts, tribal art, textiles, toys, dolls, coins, stamps, Mings, ivory and much more. Blaisdell Center, Hawaii Suites. Admission fee. For more information call Ilene Wong (808) 941-9754 .
Month of October
HAWAII WATERCOLOR SOCIETY OPEN SHOW
A juried exhibition of works in Chinatown at Marks Garage, corner of Pauahi and Nuuanu. Open Tuesday through Saturday 10 - 6. For more information call (808) 349-0966.
October 3, 2011
HAWAII PACIFIC ISLANDS KAVA FESTIVAL
The kava festival features kava in traditional, contemporary, and novel forms. Food, entertainment, music, culture, education, awa (Hawaiian kava) plants, & other native plants are available. All day, free admission, at the University of Hawaii Manoa, main campus, on the Mall. For more information call (808) 256-5605.
NIKETOWN 5K RUN
Start and Finish at Niketown, King Kalakaua Plaza, Waikiki 5K run and Kids run. 7 a.m. For more information call (808) 943-6453.
NATIVE AMERICAN FLUTE AND STORYTELLING CONCERT
Enjoy the diverse musical styles of Native American flute players at the Center for Hawaiian Studies, 2645 Dole Street, Honolulu. An annual event. For more information call (808)734-8018.
NIGHTWALK AT HOOMALUHIA BOTANICAL GARDEN
Explore tropical plants in the moonlight. Participants should come prepared with walking shoes insect repellent, raingear and flashlights. Garden gates are open 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. for picnics. The walk is 6:30 to 9 p.m. Reservations are required. For more information call (808) 233-7323.
ANNUAL DISCOVER MOILIILI FESTIVAL
It is a special day. Discover the rich culture of old town Moilili and enjoy food, entertainmnt, games for kids, crafts, general store and a photo museum ofthe history of Moilili town. Free trolley will be provided departing from Royal Hawaiian Shopping Center (Kalakaua Avenue) at 8:30 A.M. and return every 30 minutes till 1:30 P.M. Location: Old Stadium Park For more information call (808) 955-1555.
ALA MOANA HOTEL OCTOBERFEST
Ala Moana Hotel, Honolulu, hosts Hawaii's largest and longest-running Bavarian festival. For more information call (808) 955-4811.
October 9 - October 11, 2011
HONOLULU ORCHID SOCIETY ORCHID SHOW
The Honolulu Orchid Society Annual Orchid Plant and Flower Show. A beautiful three-day show with hundreds of orchids on display and for sale. One of the many orchid shows presented throughout the year by the Orchid Societies in Hawaii. McKinley High School Cafeteria. 1039 S. King Street. For more information call (808) 247-3345 or visit http://www.honoluluorchidsociety.org.
HANA HOOHIWAHIWA O KAIULANI & PRINCESS KAIULANI KEIKI HULA FESTIVAL
A week of special activities are presented annually at the Sheraton Princess Kaiulani Hotel, Waikiki to commemorate the birthday of its namesake, Princess Victoria Kaiulani. Complimentary hula lessons, lei making, ukulele lessons and more. The Princess Kaiulani Keiki Hula Festival showcases performances by over 200 keiki from halau (hula schools) on Oahu. Free. For more information call Cynthia Rankin at(808) 931-4524.
October 15 - October 25, 2011
HAWAII INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
The annual Hawaii International Film Festival is a statewide film festival presented by Louis Vuitton Hawaii including feature films, documentaries and short subjects plus seminars, workshops, special award presentations and receptions. HIFF specializes in films from Asia, the Pacific Rim, and North America. Signature Theatres at Dole Cannery & other locations. For tickets or more information call (808) 528-4433.
TALK STORY FESTIVAL
Hawaii's largest and oldest celebration of storytelling and oral history! Many tellers share their stories! Spooky stories, legends, and more! McCoy Pavilion, Ala Moana Beach Park, 7:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Free. For more information call Jeff Gere at (808) 692-5751.
FAMILY FUN AND CRAFT FAIR
An annual fair of Halloween crafts and educational exploration for kids, with games, food, live entertainment, crafts fair and more. Leeward community College fro 9 am to 2 pm. Free. For more information call (808) 455-0483.
YWCA'S DOWNTOWN DECADENCE
Celebrating the spirit and strength of women everywhere, the YWCA of Oahu's annual "Downtown Decadence" event invites guests to an evening of food, festivity and pampering. This gathering of over 350 women is a fundraiser and statement of support for the YWCA of Oahu. All proceeds go to further economic advancement and leadership opportunities for women in Hawaii. This year's Downtown Decadence features champagne, wine and martini bars, delicious appetizers, makeovers, mini-manicures, massages, hairstyling, a silent auction. Guests will dine on an array of fine appetizers. The silent auction, themed "Decadent Pleasures," features jewelry, clothing, vintage treasures, as well as gift certificates and packages from restaurants, hotels, and beauty & hair salons. For more information call 808-538-7061 x234.
Bikefactory Haleiwa Triathlon--Swim 400 yards, Bike 12 miles, Run 3 miles starting at Haleiwa Beach Park, North Shore of Oahu, Hawaii. For more information call (808) 638-8173.
MARCH OF DIMES GOVERNORS BALL
The March of Dimes Hawaii Chapter hosts the Governors’ Ball in honor of all governors and territorial governors throughout Hawaii’s history that have supported the March of Dimes mission and have worked to improve the health or our babies and families. Hilton Hawaiian Village, Coral Ballroom, Honolulu. For more information call (808) 973-2155.
STREET TREAT AT BISHOP MUSEUM
Hundreds of little angels, ghosts, clowns and super heroes (and their parents) head to Bishop Museum for a Safe Halloween at Treat Street! Gates open at 5:30 p.m. (close at 8:30 p.m.) There will be 30 spooky houses along Treat Street, designed and constructed by students at the UH Manoa School of Architecture. Free! Bishop Museum. For more information call (808) 847-3511.
Thursdays and Saturdays October through February (ongoing)
PUBLIC TOURS AT JAMES CAMPBELL NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE
James Campbell National Wildlife Refuge is located near Kahuku town on the north shore of Oahu. This wetland refuge is home to four endangered Hawaiian water birds and numerous migratory waterfowl and shorebirds. The refuge offers public tours Thursdays and Saturdays starting the third Saturday in October and ending the third Saturday in February each year. For more information call (808) 637-6330 ext. 27.
Every Tuesday and Saturday, except holidays (ongoing)
Enjoy the ever-changing sights and sounds of the Lyon Arboretum, University of Hawaii. Enthusiastic and knowledgeable guides will share highlights of the Arboretum collections. Tours are Tuesday 10 - 11:30 a.m. and Saturday 1 - 2:30 p.m. Preregistration is required. Tour donation: $2.50. For more information call (808) 988-0456.
All Year (ongoing)
MISSION HOUSES MUSEUM
Mission Houses Museum was established in 1920 by the Hawaiian Mission Children’s Society, a private, non-profit organization and genealogical society. Its three restored houses and research library provide a unique glimpse into 19th century Hawai‘i, and its temporary exhibition gallery expands the Museum’s relevance and positive impact on the community through the presentation of such exhibitions as The Marquesas: Two Centuries of Cultural Traditions and Lasting Impressions: Printing & Engraving in Hawai‘i. Each spring the museum hosts the Fancy Fair, where island craftspeople and artists show their wares. The visitor experience is further enhanced by an orientation Center, a shop and the Winterbourne Tea Room. Located at 553 South King Street Honolulu, HI 96813-3002 For more information call (808) 531-0481.
Every Tuesday (ongoing)
GUIDED TOURS OF THE HAWAII THEATRE
The one-hour tour offers a unique insight into the history, art, architecture and restoration of the beautiful Hawaii Theatre in Chinatown, including a performance on the 1922 Robert Morton theatre organ. There is a fee for admission. For more information call (808) 528-0506.
HONOLULU STREET MARKET
Bringing the country back to Honolulu at City Square in Kalihi, right outside the downtown area. Open Saturdays only from 9 A.M. TO 2 P.M. Produce, cut flowers, bananas, fresh baked Kakaako breads, knick-knacks, collectibles, crafts, Paniolo Popcorn. Vendors vary from week to week. Support Hawaii's small farmers. No admission. Free parking. For more information call (808) 221-6042.
HAWAII NATURE CENTER
Ongoing nature classes and hikes for children and adults. 2131 Makiki Heights Drive, Honolulu. For more information call (808) 955-0100.
Every Weekend (ongoing)
ART AT THE ZOO FENCE
Every weekend since July of 1954 hundreds of original paintings prints, and photos have been on display at the zoo fence and dozens of fine artists are on hand to meet. If you're visiting Honolulu, Art At The Zoo Fence is only a two-block walk from Waikiki. If you're lucky enough to live here, you can park at the Kapiolani Park Bandstand free parking lot just across Monsarrat Avenue from the Honolulu Zoo. (9 am - 4 pm) For more information call (808) 946-7713.
First Friday of Every Month (ongoing)
FIRST FRIDAY HAWAII
First Friday Hawaii Gallery Walk is a monthly event in downtown Honolulu with art exhibits, galleries, shops, entertainment, restaurants. They say: "Come join us for the most exciting event to hit downtown Honolulu on the first Friday of every month! Chinatown is the place to be if you want to join the hip crowds at the many unique galleries, boutiques, cafes and restaurants that feature exciting art exhibits and free entertainment." For more information call 808-739-9797.
First Saturday of Every Month (ongoing)
RELIVE THE PLANTATION DAYS
A living history museum and ethno-botanical garden on a 50-acre site dedicated to the legacy of immigrant workers from the sugar plantation era. There are 32 authentic and replica structures furnished with artifacts placed in original settings. Hawaii's Plantation Village, 94-695 Waipahu St. For reservations or more information call (808) 677-0110.
Every Thursday Evening (ongoing)
INTRODUCTION TO HULA: KEIKI
Keiki Hula: Children can learn basic movements of hula from instructor Germaine Kaleolani Haili. Haumana (students) will learn the history, language, and culture of this beautiful art form. Ward Warehouse (Ewa End-under Old Spaghetti Factory). For more information call Germaine Haili (808)596-8885.