Waikiki Calendar Fall 2013
WISH YOU WERE HERE
August 30-September 29.
The Chanel Waikiki Boutique has partnered with the Honolulu Museum of Art to present Wish you were here: Works by Ashley Bickerton, Paul Pfeiffer, Garnett Puett and Lawrence Seward. These four New York-based artists all have ties to Hawai’i and showcase their interpretations of “island paradise” in a variety of media. Chanel Waikiki Boutique, 2116 Kalakaua Ave.
August 31-September 1.
Now celebrating its 31st year, the Okinawan Festival has grown into one of the most successful ethnic celebrations in Hawai’i. Enjoy food offerings, crafts, cultural displays and live entertainment—there’s even a texting contest! Kapi’olani Park, www.okinawanfestival.com
HAWAI’I FOOD & WINE FESTIVAL
Co-founded by two of Hawai’i’s James Beard Award-winning chefs, Roy Yamaguchi and Alan Wong, this festival serves up four days of culinary excitement. More than 60 chefs will be on hand to serve up their dishes at events spanning four days: Under the MODERN Moon: Morimoto and Friends on September 5; Halekulani Master Chefs Gala Series on September 6; Taste our Love for the Land on September 7 and Savory Ever After on September 8. Various locations. www.hawaiifoodandwinefestival.com
DFS Galleria Waikiki celebrates the unveiling of its new moniker with a party fronting the Galleria. The event, which will feature performances by musical sensations Taimane and Starr Kalakhiki and one of the UK’s hottest indie rock acts, Noisettes, is open and free to the public. Indulge in delicious offerings from Beachhouse at the Moana, Azure, Taormina and more. 7-10 p.m., Kalakaua Avenue, between Lewers Street and Royal Hawaiian Avenue.
Tiffany & Co. showcases a special exhibition of American Glamour Collection. Luxury Row, 2100 Kalakaua Ave., (808) 926-2600
September 12, 21 & 28.
Celebrate Hawaiian culture with a month filled with festivities. On September 12, witness the pomp of the Royal Court Investiture at Hilton Hawaiian Village, starting at 3 p.m. Later, at 5 p.m., the Aloha Festivals Opening Ceremony takes place at the Royal Grove at the Royal Hawaiian Center. On September 21, music fills the air during the Waikiki Ho’olaule’a (street party) on Kalakaua Avenue between Lewers Street and Kapahulu Avenue. Revelers can look forward to multiple stages of entertainment, food, lei vendors and Hawaiian crafters. The beauty of the Aloha Festivals Floral Parade steps off on September 28 at 9 a.m. and makes its way down Kalakaua Avenue, ending at Kapi’olani Park. Marching Bands, pa’u riders, hula halau and a myriad of floats bedecked in fragrant blooms make this a not-to-be-missed parade. Various locations. www.alohafestivals.com
NA WAHINE O KE KAI
Female canoe paddle teams challenge the Kaiwi Channel leaving Moloka’i’s Hale O Lono Harbor, ending the grueling and prestigious paddle race at Duke Kahamoku Beach fronting the Hilton Hawaiian Village. www.nawahineokekai.com
HAWAII FIVE-0 PREMIERE AT SUNSET ON THE BEACH
Join in the on fun as the season four premiere of Hawaii Five-0 is previewed— complete with red carpet arrivals of the show’s stars on a 30-foot screen—at Sunset on the Beach. waikikiimprovementassociation.com
HONOLULU CENTURY RIDE
Hawai’i’s largest cycling event, the 32nd annual Honolulu Century Ride attracts more than 2,000 participants who choose between 20-, 25-, 40-, 50-, 75-or 100-mile routes. Spectators can catch action as the course starts and ends at Kapi’olani Park. www.hbl.org
EUROCINEMA HAWAI’I AWARDS GALA
The excitement of the red carpet hits Waikiki at the EuroCinema Hawai’i Awards Gala, held at the Moana Surfrider Hotel. Guests are treated to an oceanfront reception filled with delicacies and libations from a host of Hawai’i’s best restaurants. This dazzling event has quickly grown into one of Honolulu’s hottest events of the year. www.eurocinemahawaii.org
The Moloka’i Hoe, considered the world championship of men’s long-distance outrigger canoeing, starts at Hale O Lono on the island of Moloka’i and ends its 41-mile trek across the Kaiwi Channel at Duke Kahanamoku Beach fronting the Hilton Hawaiian Village (the first finishers are expected to arrive midday). For more information, log on to www.molokaihoe.com
LEI MAKING CLASS
Mondays, 1-2 p.m.
Building A, Level 1, Royal Hawaiian Center, (808) 922-2299
Tuesdays, 11 a.m.-12 noon Building C, Level 2, Royal Hawaiian Center, (808) 922-2299
Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays & Fridays, 6-7 p.m. Building A, Level 4, Royal Hawaiian Center, (808) 922-2299
KUHIO BEACH HULA SHOW
Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays, 6:30-7:30 p.m.
The blowing of the conch shell heralds the beginning of this popular hula show that’s open and free to the public. Located at the Kuhio Beach Hula Mound, near the Duke Kahanamoku statue, beachside at Uluniu and Kalakaua Avenues, (808) 843-8002
Wednesdays, 10-11 a.m.
Pa’ina Lanai Food Court, Royal Hawaiian Center, (808) 922-2299
POLYNESIAN CULTURAL CENTER PERFORMANCE
Thursdays and Saturdays, 11 a.m.-12 noon Building C, Level 2, Royal Hawaiian Center, (808) 922-2299
LEGENDS IN CONCERT MINI PERFORMANCE
Thursdays and Saturdays, 7 p.m. Building A, Level 4, Royal Hawaiian Center, (808) 922-2299
Fridays, 4:30-6 p.m.
The Hyatt Regency Waikiki celebrates this Hawai’i tradition at the property’s Great Hall with a fire knife dancer, hula, singing, Polynesian tattoo demos, lei making and more, (808) 923-1234
ROCKIN’ HAWAIIAN RAINBOW REVUE
Fridays, 7 p.m.
Super Pool, Hilton Hawaiian Village, 2005 Kalia Road, (808) 949-4321, Admission.
HULA KAHIKO AT HELUMOA
Saturdays, 6-6:30 p.m.
Building A, Level 4, Royal Hawaiian Center, (808) 922-2299
TORCH LIGHTING CEREMONY
Daily, 6 p.m.
Hilton Hawaiian Village, 2005 Kalia Road, (808) 949-4321
CHANGING OF THE KING’S GUARD
Daily, 6:15 p.m.
King’s Village, 131 Ka’iulani Ave., (808) 695-4325