Things to do on the islands

Events are subject to change. Check with respective events venues regarding COVID-19 guidelines and restrictions. If you have any events/activities you’d like to share, email them to [email protected] Events are curated.

See our listing of Earth Day events this weekend for ways to get involved in caring for our islands.


Taste of Mililani

Mililani High School

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

Grab dinner, dessert and snacks on the way home from work, though you may want to also browse through items from more than 25 local artisans and vendors, 5-9 p.m. April 22. Giveaways all night; proceeds benefit Mililani High School.


HapaSymphony featuring Robert Cazimero

Hawaii Theatre Center

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

HapaSymphony presents “a unique cultural vantage point of Hawaiian culture and symphonic music” and here they join the incomparable Robert Cazimero to perform some of his greatest hits, some new ones and a new orchestral composition by Leilehua Lanzilotti. Performance is at 7:30 p.m. April 22. Tickets.


Senpai Squad Experience

The Republik

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

Audi enthusiasts based in Houston formed the group, Senpai Squad, and they’re now performing in venues from California to Texas to New York. They’re at The Republik, 10 p.m. April 22. Tickets.


‘Big Read Hawaii’

Online events

The National Endowment for the Arts “Big Read Hawaii” celebrates poetry, art and storytelling with free online events, through April 22. Events include book readings, discussions with authors and artists, slam poetry, nature writing workshops, film screenings and more. Free books and take-and-make activity kits for all ages will be available statewide (while supplies last), plus more than 650 books will be distributed at Oahu, Hawaii Island, Kauai, Maui and Molokai libraries. Event info and registration. If you’d like to view any of the previous sessions, recordings are available on the Big Read YouTube channel.



Kennedy Theatre

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

Written and directed by MFA Candidate Ākea Kahikina, “Ho‘olina” is a “farcical ‘hana keaka’ that knocks on the door of a Kanaka Maoli family anxiously poised for a will reading that will determine the fate of a huge inheritance from their beloved matriarch.” Performances are April 22-23. There will also be a preshow chat at 6:45 p.m. prior to performances on Saturday. Tickets.


Royal Hawaiian Band

International Market Place and Iolani Palace

The Royal Hawaiian Band is the nation’s only band with a royal legacy and was founded in 1836 by King Kamehameha III. They perform at Iolani Palace, noon-1 p.m. April 22; Kapiolani Bandstand for March of Dimes, 9:30-10:15 a.m. April 23; Honolulu Zoo for Earth Day’s “Party for the Planet,” 1-1:45 p.m. April 23; Kapiolani Park Bandstand, 1-1:45 p.m. April 24; Ala Moana Center’s Centerstage, 11-11:45 a.m. April 27; Iolani Palace, noon-1 p.m. April 29; Royal Hawaiian Hotel, 11-11:45 a.m. April 30; Kapiolani Park Bandstand for Lei Day Program, 9-9:45 a.m. May 1.


Waikiki SPAM JAM® Festival


The always fanatically popular Waikiki SPAM JAM® Festival is a week-long event this year, April 22-May 1. Festivities kick off 4-8 p.m. April 23 at Waikiki Beach Walk with music, food, appearances by SPAMMY® and Musu, and more. There will be live performances by Kumu Hula Sallie Kauakea Yoza & Halau O Napualaikauikaiu at 4 p.m.; Ledward Kaapana & Jesse Gregorio at 5 p.m.; Mike Kaawa Band featuring Paul Kim and Analu Aina at 6 p.m.; and Kawika Kahiapo & Friends at 7 p.m.

The fun continues 4-8 p.m. April 28 at International Market Place, and ends 11 a.m.-2 p.m. May 1 at the Royal Hawaiian Center. New this year, 25 Waikiki restaurants will be including at least one SPAM® dish in their menus throughout the event; find them listed at the festival website.


‘The Grumpiest Boy in the World’

KOA Theater

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

Written by Finegan Kruckemeyer, “The Grumpiest Boy in the World,” is directed by Alex Munro, and “is a playful escapade of the imagination celebrating ordinariness and extraordinariness.” Production runs April 22-May 8. $20/general admission, $10/child. Tickets.


The Spinners

Blue Note Hawaii

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

Motown recording group and legendary R&B recording artists, The Spinners, perform their classic tunes such as “I’ll Be Around” and “Then Came You,” now through April 23. Tickets.


6th Annual Ellison Onizuka Day of Exploration

Pearl Harbor Aviation Museum

Ford Island | 808-441-1000

Hawaii’s largest and most exciting family-friendly STEM event honors the legacy of Eagle Scout and Astronaut Ellison Onizuka, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. April 23. This free event offers activities for youths, such as open cockpits, movie screenings, Liberty Jump Team demonstrations, STEM activities and more. Free shuttle rides available from the Arizona Memorial Visitors Center from 7 a.m. Register for in-person and virtual events.


Kaimuki Night Market

Kaimuki High School

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

Enjoy good eats and treats, plus merchandise from retailers, 4-8 p.m. April 23. Free keiki ID by Hamada Financial Group too. Proceeds benefit Kaimuki High School.


Meet Sam Campos, the godfather of Hawaiian Comics

The ARTS at Marks Garage

1159 Nuuanu Ave., Honolulu | 808-521-2903

Sam Campos, the creator of Pineapple Man, screens the first three episodes of “Dragonfly” exclusively at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m., April 23-24, 30, with a Q&A session after the screening. $5 admission. In addition, the Pineapple Man & Friends exhibit is available to view during gallery hours, noon-5 p.m. Tuesday-Friday and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, along with mini comic con-style events with surprise comic book artists. There will also be a special Pau Hana Meet & Greet, 5-8 p.m. April 29; cosplay and dress-ups are encouraged.


Beethoven Piano Concertos

Hawaii Theatre Center

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

Hawaii Symphony Orchestra presents its Halekulani Masterworks series performing with special guest artists, April 23-24. Tickets.


Celebrate Springtime

Sea Life Park

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

Spring comes to Sea Life Park with magicians from the Honolulu Magic Company and jugglers strolling the grounds, vibrant flora and fauna, caricature drawings from DigiToons Hawaii at a special price and more, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. (park closes at 4 p.m.) April 23-24, 30. Tickets.


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. April 23, 30 (every Saturday). 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. 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.


29th Annual Haleiwa Metric Century Ride

Kaiaka Bay Beach Park

66-449 Haleiwa Rd., Haleiwa

This ride takes in the epic views of Oahu’s North Shore starting from Kaiaka Bay Beach Park, 7:30 a.m. April 24. There will lots of aid stations along the marked course, plus roving mechanics and course marshals. Bike the entire course (turnaround point is Hauula Beach State Park) or turn around at any of the aid stations. Ride your ride. Register.


Haiku Valley Cultural Service

Join the Koolaupoko Hawaiian Civic Club to care for an area in Haiku Valley near the Omega Station and Kanehekili Heiau, April 24. The club along with Koolau Foundation have been working to establish a cultural preserve in this area. Work includes cutting grass, clearing brush, and planting and nurturing native plants. Contact Mahealani Cypher for details and to volunteer, [email protected]


White Tern Walking Tours

University of Hawaii at Manoa campus, Watanabe Hall

2505 Correa Rd., Honolulu

As a lead up to the Manu O Ku Festival in early May, Hui Manu O Ku hosts two White Tern Walking Tours, 9:30 a.m. April 24 and May 1. Meet in front of Watanabe Hall. The route is wheelchair accessible. Reserve your spot by emailing [email protected] with the attendance date and number of people.


Mike Lewis Big Band

Blue Note Hawaii

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

Local trumpeter and big band leader Mike Lewis performs with various guests for two shows, April 24. Tickets.


Virtual: HIFF 2022 Spring Showcase presented by Halekulani

We’re in the home stretch of the the Hawaii International Film Festival’s 2022 Spring Showcase! See a wide range of film festival hits and advance screenings of indie film releases while you can. Films are available online, through April 24. View the program schedule.


Grand Lanai Restaurant Week

International Market Place

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

Popular eateries and restaurants welcome diners to the 4th annual event showcasing fresh local ingredients, creative preparations and globally inspired recipes and techniques featured in special prix fixe menus — multi-course meal pairings for a special price — at all seven restaurants on the third floor, through April 24.


‘Who You Again?’

Kumu Kahua Theatre

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

“Who You Again?” is a warm and insightful play written by Ryan Okinaka that illuminates dementia and is inspired by Okinaka’s personal journey with the progressive disease. The play starts at 8 p.m. and runs through April 24. Local band ESD: Every Single Day will provide music from their album to be included in the play, and will perform live at 1:30 p.m. in front of the theater prior to the April 24 Sunday matinee performance. A recording of the play will be available on the theater’s website at a later date for those unable to attend in person. Tickets are only available at the Kumu Kahua Theatre box office, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday-Friday.


‘Beautiful: The Carole King Musical’

Neal Blaisdell Concert Hall

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

Thrilling Broadway audiences for six years, this Tony and Grammy Award-winning musical about the life of Carole King makes its way to Hawaii, through April 24. Hear the pop classics that everyone remembers: “You’ve Got a Friend,” “You’ve Lost that Lovin’ Feelin’,” “Natural Woman” and so much more. Tickets.


Volunteer: Malama Muliwaiolena Mondays

Waimanalo Camp Ground parking lot

41-741 Kalanianaole Hwy., Waimanalo

Join in this volunteer effort with 808 Cleanups to restore this cultural site in Waimanalo, 3:30-5:30 p.m. April 25 every Monday (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.


Virtual: Kulia Entrepreneur Virtual Workshop #2

Our Kakaako and Kamehameha Schools host this virtual workshop for current and aspiring entrepreneurs, 10 a.m.-noon April 27. Participants will hear from oiwi business leaders and Hawaii Investment Ready, an impact-investing nonprofit. Speakers share business principles, individual journeys and more. Register.


Administrative Professionals Day Comedy Show

Blue Note Hawaii

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

It’s Administrative Professionals Day so bring the staff for lunch and enjoy live entertainment, giveaways and big laughs from Da Braddahs, 11 a.m. April 27. Tickets include a plate lunch.


Henry Kapono & The Makaha Sons

Blue Note Hawaii

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

Join these musical legends for an evening of excellent music and songs that will bring back memories, 6:30 p.m. April 28. Tickets.


Japan’s ‘Ghost Bus’ hits Oahu

Waikiki Beach Marriott Resort & Spa

2552 Kalakaua Ave., Honolulu | 808-922-6611

If you’re a fan of horror films, zombie apocalypses and evil entities, the Ghost Bus is for you. In Japan, it’s a year-round thrill-seeking experience that’s made its way to Oahu. From now through April 29, climb aboard the Ghost Bus located in front of the Waikiki Beach Marriott, Monday-Friday. On weekends throughout April, folks on the west side can also get a taste of horrors at Ka Makana Alii. $15/general admission, $13/kamaaina. Reservations.


Virtual IT Career Fair

University of Hawaii

Graduating or recently graduated students are invited to the upcoming University of Hawaii’s Virtual IT Career Fair, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. April 29. The event is to assist students in exploring career options in the IT sector and connect them with local employers. Positions in Hawaii’s emerging IT industry are in areas such as computer science, management information systems, data science/data analytics, geospatial, business and management, network and system administration, cybersecurity, development and integration, and project support and services. Pre-registration is required.


Island Springtacular

Windward Mall

4056 Kamehameha Hwy., Kaneohe | 808-689-9091

Enjoy more than 25 local retailers selling handmade crafts, apparel, home goods, plus good eats and local edibles, 3-8 p.m. April 29 and 10 a.m.-7 p.m. April 30.


Jim Brickman

Blue Note Hawaii

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

From a career writing advertising jingles to bringing back romance through songs, Jim Brickman has collaborated with artists such as Carly Simon, Martina McBride, Michael Bolton, Johnny Mathis and many others. He performs April 29-30. Tickets.


Super American Circus 2022

Neal Blaisdell Arena

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

Performers from around the world entertain audiences in a two-hour show, April 29-May 1. Catch thrilling performances, plus 17-year-old, self-taught aerialist Aidan Bryant from Season 16’s “America’s Got Talent” and singer, actor, TV personality, Jordan Segundo. Tickets.


Mililani 5K Fun Run

Mililani YMCA

95-1190 Hikikaulia St., Mililani | 808-625-1040

All ages are welcome to walk/jog/run in the 2nd Annual 5K Fun Run and celebrate the 30th anniversary of YMCA Healthy Kids Day, April 30. Check in is at 6 a.m.; run begins 7:15 a.m. Register.


Makiki Falls and Springs Hike

2131 Makiki Heights Dr., Honolulu | 808-265-3283 Nate Yuen

Head out with Nate Yuen and Randy Ching of Sierra Club Hawaii on a 3.5-mile, moderately strenuous loop trail that gains 1,000 feet in elevation over rocky terrain, 8 a.m.-noon April 30. With stops at Makiki Falls and the spring, the source of Kanealole Stream, it will take about four hours. Maximum 20 participants, first-come first-served. RSVP and sign the waiver.


Urban Bird Walk and eBird Orientation

Hawaii Audubon Society

850 Richards St., Honolulu | 808-528-1432

Join the Hawaii Audubon Society for an urban walk around the grounds of Iolani Palace to see how many birds can be found, 9 a.m. April 30. Participants will learn how to identify and document birds using the eBird app on your mobile phone. Reserve your spot by texting 808-379-7555.


‘Oriental Faddah and Son’

Paliku Theatre, Windward Community College

45-720 Keaahala Rd., Kaneohe | 808-235-7315

Lee A. Tonouchi’s award-winning poetry book, “Significant Moments in da Life of Oriental Faddah and Son,” comes to life as the play, “Oriental Faddah and Son,” highlights the values of the Uchinanchu — Okinawan immigrants and their descendants in Hawaii. Directed by Taurie Kinoshita, the play explores what it means to be Okinawan in Hawaii and reflects on paternal relationships, now through May 1. Tickets.


Hawaii Triennial 2022

Seven locations throughout Honolulu

This year’s Hawaii Triennial weaves together the themes of history, place and identity within the context of Hawaii’s unique location where Asia-Pacific meets Oceania, E Hoomau no Moananuiakea. More than 43 participants showcase their works at seven locations — Bishop Museum, Foster Botanical Garden, Hawaii Theatre Center, Hawaii State Art Museum, Iolani Palace, Honolulu Museum of Art and Royal Hawaiian Center. Free public programs include workshops, artist talks and panel discussions, as well as activities and tours in olelo Hawaii (Hawaiian), now through May 8. Visit the website to purchase an All-Access Pass, plus get information on participating artists, related events and programs, and download a guidebook.

Hawaii Triennial 2022 public programs:

Join in-person conversations at the Royal Hawaiian Center, 4-5 p.m. April 28, May 5 (last two dates); also at the Hawaii State Art Museum with Associate Curator Drew Kahu‘āina Broderick, 1:30 p.m. every Friday (upcoming: April 22, 29, May 6) through Dec. 2. No registration required. The Honolulu Museum of Art also hosts an HT22 Tour & Talk Story, 11 a.m. every Thursday through Sunday.


Washington Place 175th Anniversary

Washington Place

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

Step through the doors that once greeted Queen Lili‘uokalani and learn about her life and many accomplishments in a new exhibit, 1-3 p.m. May 14. Space is limited; pre-registration is required. Free.


‘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 that runs through May 29. 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.


‘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 31. 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.


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 Story, every Friday and Sunday, explores specific historical, cultural and artistic themes, while the 2 p.m. Highlights Tour, every 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.


Ongoing Exhibits at Bishop Museum

Bishop Museum

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

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,” runs now through July 4, and 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.

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. Now through Oct. 30.

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. 



Jazz Appreciation Concert

The Altitude Deck

650 Lipoa Pkwy., Kihei | 808-283-3576

Jazz Maui presents a concert featuring Latin jazz by LAT.21° N and jazz fusion by Cosmic Groove with a special tribute to Roscoe Wright, 5:30 p.m. April 22. Doors open 5 p.m. Seating is limited, $20/person. BYOB (beer and wine only). Tickets.


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., April 22, 29, May 6. 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 weekend: Lahaina Art Show

Lahaina Cannery Mall

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

Stop by the Lahaina Arts Society Art Show, April 22-23, 29-30 (every Friday, Saturday), on the grass lawn at Lahaina Cannery Mall, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. See the works of local Maui artists, plus enjoy demonstrations.


‘She Kills Monsters’

Historic Iao Theater

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

Maui OnStage presents a Dungeons-and-Dragons-sword-fighting fantasy come to life written by Qui Nguyen, April 22-24, 29-30 and May 1. Tickets.


Laulima Garden Ohana Car Wash Fundraiser

Ceramic Tile Plus and EY Design

25 Kahului Beach Rd., Kahului | 209-259-3017

Get your vehicle washed and help raise funds for Laulima Garden Ohana, 7:30 a.m.-2 p.m. April 23. Proceeds help the organization grow their outreach efforts and expand its educational activities. $10.


Hoapili Trail (King’s Highway) to Kanaio Beach

La Perouse Bay parking lot

South of Wailea at the southern end of Makena Rd.

Hike leader Kit Carlan of Sierra Club Maui takes participants along Hoapili Trail, more popularly known as King’s Highway, from La Perouse Bay to see a major lava flow and archeological artifacts. Bring lots of water, reef-safe sunscreen, lunch and a bathing suit (plus water shoes) if you want to take a dip at Kanaio Beach. The hike is fully exposed to the sun and on lava. Meet 8 a.m. April 23. Email Kit at [email protected] to register for the hike. $5 donation requested.


Kulolo workshop with Namea Hoshino

Maui Nui Botanical Gardens

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

MNBG Hawaiian Cultivars Manager Namea Hoshino will teach participants how to make kulolo using three different kalo varieties, 9 a.m.-noon April 23. $50/new garden members (includes one-year membership), $25/members. Register.


Volunteer: Nu‘u Refuge

Piilani Hwy., Hana

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 at Nu‘u Refuge, 9 a.m.-noon April 23. Fill out a volunteer waiver form or contact HILT via email: [email protected]


Haiku Hoolaulea & Flower Festival

Kalanikahua Hou Church

2890 State Hwy. 36, Haiku

Participate in this event that includes the HCA Mapping Project connecting the history of Haiku, and enjoy displays from the Haiku Living Legacy Project, live music from Wes Furumoto, light refreshments and more, 9-11:30 a.m. April 23.


Hands-on Cordage Making workshop

Apuakehau Cultural Park

Located on Front St. across from Baldwin Home Museum, Lahaina

Kalapana Kollars, Hawaiian cultural director at Lahaina Restoration Foundation, conducts this workshop in which participants will learn how to make strong and durable cordage from hau (hibiscus), 10 a.m. April 23. There will also be demonstrations of cordage made from other native Hawaiian plants. Workshops fill up fast. Register.


Virtual: ‘Let’s Explore Lines!’ workshop

Hui Noeau Visual Arts Center

Lines are the building blocks of visual art and are also foundational for letter and number writing skills — that’s the premise behind this Zoom class instructed by Melanie Rick for early childhood teachers and parents of keiki ages 3 to 6. $5/members and non-members. Register for the 10 a.m. April 23 workshop.


Collaborating with Nature workshop

Hui Noeau Visual Arts Center

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

If you love the natural world and pushing the boundaries, you’ll enjoy this workshop led by visiting artist Shelley Toon Lindberg and Maui artist Maggie Sutrov, 10 a.m. April 23. $95/non-members, $79/members. Register.


The 808 Classic featuring ill.GATES

da Playground Maui

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

Vancouver-based producer and one of the modern forefathers of modern Bass music, ill.GATES performs, 8 p.m. April 23. Doors open 7 p.m. Ages 21 and over. Tickets.


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., April 23, 30, May 7 (every Saturday). 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. April 23, 30, May 7 (every Saturday). Contact MCL for information by calling the number above or emailing [email protected]


Waihee Ridge Hike

Near Mendes Ranch, Kahekili Hwy.

Get ready for a moderate to strenuous uphill trek to 1,500 feet in elevation with hike leader Rob Weltman of Sierra Club Maui, 8 a.m. April 24. The 5.5-mile hike offers beautiful forest and scenic views. Bring a hiking stick in case the trail is slippery, as well as water, snacks, rain gear and appropriate footwear. Directions to the upper parking lot meeting spot: at mile marker 6.9 on Kahekili Hwy., turn mauka at Mendes Ranch and drive in .9 miles. Email Rob at [email protected] to register for the hike. $5 donation requested.


2022 Wedding Expo

Surf Club Weddings & Events

65 Hana Hwy., Paia | 818-473-5166

Enjoy an evening of elegance, live music and meet wedding and event industry experts who can help create your dream wedding day at one of the nation’s top beachside venues, 4-7 p.m. April 24. RSVP.


National Park Week

Haleakala National Park

Visit Haleakala National Park during National Park Week, a weeklong nationwide celebration of America’s natural, historical and cultural treasures, through April 24. Entrance fees will be waived April 16 to kick off the week. Check the park calendar for scheduled special programs, events or digital experiences.


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. April 24, May 1, 8 (every Sunday). Located next to 808 Gymnastics Center.


Maddie’s Adoption Day Event

Maui Humane Society

Mehameha Loop, Puunene | 808-877-3680

Named after Dave and Cheryl Duffield’s beloved Miniature Schnauzer, Maddie, the extended adoption takes place, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. April 26. All adoptions of adult animals and critters will be sponsored. The Dave and Cheryl Duffield Foundation is a private charitable foundation that’s supported the humane society.


Ron Artis II and The Truth

da Playground Maui

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

One of the greatest musical talents of his generation, Ron Artis II performs with The Truth, 8 p.m. April 27. Doors open 7 p.m. Ages 21 and over. Tickets.


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. April 27, May 4 (every Wednesday). Help the botanical garden thrive through weeding and propagation, and come prepared to work with covered shoes and gardening attire. No registration required.


Hawaii Animal Rescue Foundation Pint Night

Maui Brewing Co.

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

Patrons will help to benefit Hawaii Animal Rescue Foundation, a no-kill shelter providing educational and therapeutic programs for people, and humane care and adoption for animals, when they purchase a house beer, 6-10 p.m. April 29.


Artist 2 Artist, Hawaii Legends Edition: Henry Kapono and The Makaha Sons

Maui Arts & Cultural Center

One Cameron Way, Kahului | 808-242-7469

Host Henry Kapono welcomes The Makaha Sons, considered one of Hawaii’s premier Hawaiian musical groups, 7:30 p.m. April 29. Tickets.


Valentino Khan

da Playground Maui

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

Los Angeles-based DJ and producer Valentino Khan continues to break the mold with original tracks and incredible live sets. He performs, 9 p.m. April 29. Doors open 8 p.m. Ages 21 and over. Tickets.


Volunteer: 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, April 29, May 6, 13, 20 (8 a.m.-noon every Friday, and 8-11 a.m. every third Saturday of the month). Fill out a volunteer waiver form or contact HILT via email: [email protected]


1st Annual Maui Nui Golf Tournament

The Dunes at Maui Lani Golf Course

1333 Maui Lani Pkwy., Kahului | 808-244-3724

This first annual golf tourney benefits the Boy Scouts of Maui, April 30 with a shotgun start at 7 a.m. $135/single player, $250/two-player team. Cost includes a to-go breakfast, bento lunch, swag bags and prizes. For more info, contact Maui District Director Julie Evans at the number above or email [email protected] Register.


Volunteer: Hamakua Malama service outing

Hamakua Coastline, Haiku

Co-sponsored by Malama Hamakua Maui and Sierra Club Maui, this outing is dedicated to restoring native plant species along the scenic coastal lands of Haiku’s Hamakua coastline, April 30. Bring lots of water, wear sunscreen. Tools, snacks, trash bags will be provided. Contact leader Lucienne de Naie at [email protected] for details and to register for the outing.


Color Festival Hawaii

Maui Arts & Cultural Center

One Cameron Way, Kahului | 808-242-7469

A modern American version of a traditional Indian Holi Festival, “the message behind color festivals is one of inclusion — living under the same one rainbow and celebrating life together.” That’s what folks will experience in an afternoon of music, food and color, 12:30 p.m. April 30. Performers include Kanekoa, Marty Dread & Gretchen Rhodes and the House Shakers, Eric Gilliom & Vince Esquire, and others. Food trucks will have ono eats and treats for sale. Tickets.


Celebrating Autism Acceptance Month

Maui Ocean Center, The Aquarium of Hawaii

192 Maalaea Rd., Wailuku | 808-281-3463

In partnership with Maui Hope, Maui Ocean Center celebrates Autism Acceptance Month by hosting a free event for persons with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) or other developmental disabilities, 4:30-6 p.m. April 30. Maui Nui guests will be able to explore at their own pace without the pressure of crowds, bright lights or excessive noise. The event is open to associated social agencies and parties not affiliated with a Maui-based social agency. Ocean Experts will be on hand to respond to questions, focusing on individual needs, learning styles and interests; tactile learning opportunities will also be available. Registration is required by April 27 via eventbrite or by calling the number above.


‘A Tribute to Jazz Appreciation Month’ concert

The Altitude Deck

650 Lipoa Pkwy., Kihei | 808-283-3576

This Jazz Maui concert features smooth jazz with award-winning saxophonist Rock Hendricks and straight ahead jazz with The Katie Thiroux Trio featuring Quincy Jones’ protégé, Justin Kauflin, 5:30 p.m. April 30. Doors open 5 p.m. Seating is limited, $20/person. BYOB (beer and wine only). Tickets.


8th Maui Mompreneur Spring Event

Maui Beach Hotel ballroom

170 W. Kaahumanu Ave., Kahului

Paused in 2019 due to COVID-19, this annual event is back offering “Spring, Shopping and Supporting Local,” 4-9 p.m. April 30 and 10 a.m.-2 p.m. May 1. The Saturday evening shopping experience is something different and also accommodates the “Mompreneurs,” many of whom have kids’ events on Saturdays. Find unique handmade art, crafts, jewelry, baked goods and more. The very first “kidpreneur” debuts on Saturday too, with 5-year-old Hadassah selling her homemade bread rolls with a bowl of chili to help her reach her financial goals and afford a dream vacation to Disneyland with her family. Shoppers can score great bargains from 30 vendors daily for themselves or to purchase gifts in time for graduation, Mother’s Day, Boy’s Day and Teacher Appreciation Day.


Hau workshop

Hui Noeau Visual Arts Center

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

Kapa and cultural practitioner Kekai Kahokukaalani shares her knowledge of the hau tree — how to use its flowers, leaves and bark, as well as guide students in processing its fibers, what it can be used for and more. Workshop is 9 a.m.-1 p.m. May 4. $104/non-members, $91/members. Call the number above to register.


’A he Mano ke Kuanaike’ – ’A Thousand Words’

Hui Noeau Visual Arts Center

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

View a juried exhibition showcasing the diverse photography of Hawaii creatives that celebrates their artistic expression, and the power of photography’s unique ability to tell a story, now through May 13. Gallery hours are 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday. Free.


‘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, now through June 18. “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. Families are invited to view the exhibit together with activities in storytelling and create a piece of art, 10 a.m.-noon May 7. The gallery is open 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. Free.


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.


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

‘Expedition Dinosaur: Rise of the Mammals’ exhibit

Imiloa Astronomy Center

600 Imiloa Place, Hilo | 808-932-8901

“Expedition Dinosaur” has been extended to April 22! Bring the family to enjoy the immersive and fully interactive exhibit featuring dinosaurs in the Cretaceous Period 66 million years ago, before and in the years following an extinction event. Tickets.


Silent Movie Night: Buster Keaton

Palace Theater

38 Haili St., Hilo | 808-934-7010

It’s all Buster Keaton for one night only, 7 p.m. April 22. Catch a surprise presentation, then three classic Keaton short films accompanied by a live score performed on the Mighty Palace Pipe Organ. $12/general admission. Tickets.


Mixed Media Encaustics workshop

Volcano Art Center, Niaulani Campus

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

Learn about encaustics with artist Mary Milelzcik in a unique forest setting, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. April 23. Encaustics is a mixture of beeswax, damar resin and pigment applied to a solid surface with each new layer needing to be fused. Each layer can be carved or drawn on, even photographs can be transferred along with other materials. $45 supply fee plus class fee. Register.


6th Annual All Things Cannabis Hemp Festival

Uncle Robert’s Awa Club

12-5038 Pahoa-Kalapana Rd., Pahoa | 808-936-9546

Nonprofit Laulima Pahoa holds its annual festival, 1:30 p.m. April 23. It’s an opportunity to learn about the cannabis plant, from how to get seeds to grow, to health benefits, to affordable access to cannabis medicine locally, to the negative impacts of cannabis’ continued criminalization in Hawaii. There will be a round of speakers until approximately 4:20 p.m. after which there will be live music. Food will be available, as well as vendors selling related products.


59th Annual Merrie Monarch Festival

Hilo | 808-935-9168

The world-renown Merrie Monarch Festival perpetuates Hawaiian culture and the hula tradition over several days in Hilo, now through April 23. Tickets to the in-person hō‘ike are sold out, but competitions will be streamed online. The public can also enjoy the Arts & Craft Fair at the Afook Chinen Civic Auditorium and Butler Buildings, now through April 23, and the Merrie Monarch Royal Parade through downtown Hilo kicking off at 10:30 a.m. April 23 that begins and ends at Pauahi St.


Harmony for Health

Society for Kona’s Education & Art

84-5191 Mamalahoa Hwy., between mile markers 105 and 106 | 808-328-9392

Did you know studies have shown that singing can strengthen the immune system, lower stress and is a natural antidepressant? Find out through this casual, family-friendly group singing experience, 1-2:30 p.m. April 24. Step out of your head and into your heart with feel-good songs and learning simple, easy-to-follow harmonies. Call the number above to register.


West Hawaii County Band

Hale Halawai Park

75-5760 Alii Dr., Kailua-Kona

Enjoy a free, hour-long concert featuring jazz tunes, musical scores, traditional Hawaiian music and marches, 4 p.m. April 24, as you take in views of the ocean.


The Spinners

Kahilu Theatre

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

Legendary R&B recording artists and one of the biggest names in Motown, The Spinners perform their hits such as “Then Came You,” “I’ll Be Around” and “Rubberband Man,” 7 p.m. April 24. Original member, Henry Fambrough, is joined by Jessie Peck, Marvin Taylor, Ronnie Moss and CJ Jefferson, accompanied by a four-piece band. Tickets. You can also view the performance from home by subscribing to Kahilu.TV.


National Park Week

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park & Puuhonua o Honaunau

The weeklong nationwide celebration of America’s natural, historical and cultural treasures is through April 24 at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park and Puuhonua o Honaunau National Historical Park. Part of the national park system, Kaloko-Honokohau National Historical Park and Puukohola Heiau National Historic Site are free daily. The Ala Kahakai National Historic Trail is free except for portions that lie within Hawaii Volcanoes NP and Puuhonua o Honaunau. Check Hawaii Volcanoes National Park and Puuhonua o Honaunau calendars for special National Park Week programs, events or digital experiences.


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. April 25, May 2, 9 (every Monday). 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.


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 (April 25, May 2, 9). All orders are to be placed via email only to [email protected]; no drop-in sales are permitted. Cash only.


Ulu workshop

Society for Kona’s Education & Art

84-5191 Mamalahoa Hwy., between mile markers 105 and 106 | 808-328-9392

Learn about ulu, breadfruit, with Anissa Lucero of the Mala Kaluulu Cooperative, 9 a.m.-noon April 29. Whether you’d like to incorporate this starchy fruit into your daily meals, plant a tree or start a farm, you can ask questions, make connections and learn all you need to know at this workshop. $25/non-SKEA members, $20/members. Call the number above to reserve a spot.


Dance Party 2022 with RSM Musik

Kahilu Theatre

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

Producer, singer and songwriter Rachael Scott, aka RSM Musik, debuts her new high-energy blend of feel-good dance music, 7 p.m. April 29. $15/person. Tickets.


MANA 2022 Invitational Art Show

Wailoa Art Center

200 Piopio St., Hilo | 808-933-0416

The work of premier island artists, selected by the artists themselves, will be featured in the annual MANA 2022 Invitational Art Show presented by Nelson and Kainoa Makua of Na Makua Designs, now through April 29. Free. Gallery hours: 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday.


Movie: ‘Everything Everywhere All at Once’

Palace Theater

38 Haili St., Hilo | 808-934-7010

An unlikely hero channels her newfound powers to fight dangers from the multiverse in this movie starring Michelle Yeoh, Stephanie Hsu, Ke Huy Quan and Jamie Lee Curtis, directed by Daniels. Showings are April 29, May 1-3. Tickets.


Big Island Hele for Autism & Resource Fair 2022

Wailoa River State Park

799 Piilani St., Hilo | [email protected]

This annual walk on April 30 helps the Autism Society of Hawaii raise money for the programs utilized by families. Registration begins 8:30 a.m., walk begins at 9 a.m. The resource fair starts after the walk with live entertainment, games, bounce houses and lots of information about autism and the services available. Register for the adult and keiki walks that are also available to do virtually.


The Makaha Sons, Live in Concert

Palace Theater

38 Haili St., Hilo | 808-934-7010

Hilo’s Palace Theater reverberates with the iconic harmonies and stories of legendary Makaha Sons, 7 p.m. April 30. Tickets.



Kahilu Theatre

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

Known for her fierce and inventive style of playing the ukulele, the virtuoso, singer, songwriter and theater producer, Taimane, takes the stage at Kahilu Theatre, 7 p.m. April 30. She will perform original songs, as well as one-of-a-kind mashups merged into tunes with pop appeal. Tickets are $35, $65.


Virtual: 13th Annual Kau Coffee Festival

Learn about the rich history of Kau coffee and what makes it so special, meet Kau coffee growers and enjoy music and hula throughout a series of month-long online events. The festival also includes an interactive Kau Coffee College webinar with educational forums; how-to coffee brewing demos; experience a day-in-the-life of a Kau coffee farmer and much more. The online event runs now through April 30 at


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, 8:45 a.m.-noon, May 6, 14. The hike to the project site is about one mile 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 tools will be provided. Park fee applies. For more info, email Paul and Jane Field at [email protected], otherwise, meet them at the Kilauea Visitor Center at 8:45 a.m. Groups should contact Kupono McDaniel at 808-985-6015. No registration required.


‘Kilo I Ka Mo‘o’ 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. Exhibit runs through May 27. Gallery hours: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday.


‘Puuhonua’ exhibit

Donkey Mill Art Center

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

This new 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 exhibit runs through July 2, 2022; 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.



Every Friday: Aloha Friday Art Night

Along Kress St., Lihue

Island artists put their passion on display, 2-6 p.m. April 22, 29 (every Friday) 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.


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. April 22, May 13, 27 (every second and fourth Friday of the month). Event is free, but donations are appreciated. Register.


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. April 24, May 1, 8 (every Sunday) for Plant Swap Sundays. If you’d like to sell plants, contact Krystal at the number above or email [email protected]


Volunteer: Community Caring Day

Lawai International Center

Visit the website for driving directions | 808-639-1718

Lawai International Center is open to the public twice each month, where individuals can find peace, solitude and view the 88 shrines within its grounds. Enjoy a brief video, a casual talk story session and time to walk the path at this community-supported sanctuary. The next open dates are April 24 at 10 a.m., noon and 2 p.m. Reserve a spot by calling or texting the number above or email [email protected] Private appointments are also available.

On Community Caring Day, volunteers are welcome to take part in nurturing the center’s grounds. The next opportunity is 9 a.m.-1 p.m. May 7. 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.


39th E Kanikapila Kakou

Kauai Beach Resort & Spa

4331 Kauai Beach Dr., Lihue | 808-245-2733 event info

E Kanikapila Kakou is a grassroots Heritage Hawaiian Music program featuring hula and music sessions. The event culminates with week #6 (April 25) featuring “Community Hula Night” with the Malie Foundation. Tickets.


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. April 25, May 2, 9 (every Monday). 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.


Talk Story with Mike DeMotta

Keoki’s Paradise

Poipu Shopping Village, 2360 Kiahuna Plantation Dr., Koloa | 808-742-7534

The National Tropical Botanical Garden’s Curator of Living Collections, Mike DeMotta, will talk story about the cultural and botanical history Lehua Island, the offshore islet visible from Kauai’s west side, as well as the restoration efforts to bring back native plants and seabirds that’s been going on since 2009, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. April 27. Seating opens at 11 a.m.; presentation begins at 11:30 a.m. Call Keoki’s Paradise at the number above to register for the event.


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. April 27, May 4, 11 (every Wednesday) 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. April 27, May 4, 11 (every Wednesday).


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 event 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. It’s 3:30-6 p.m. April 27, May 4, 11 (every Wednesday).


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. April 28, May 5, 12 (every Thursday). 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. April 28, May 5, 12 (every Thursday).


Stand Against Racism Film Screening

Kauai Community Collage – Fine Arts Auditorium

3-1901 Kaumualii Hwy., Lihue | 808-245-5959 YWCA Kauai

YWCA Kauai presents a free screening of “Voices Behind Barbed Wire: Stories of Hawaii,” a moving documentary that shares first-hand accounts of Japanese internment camps across the Hawaiian Islands, including Kauai, 6-8:30 p.m. April 29. Doors open 5 p.m. Tickets (not required, but helps organizers prepare for the event).


Kauai Island Crafters Fair

Kauai Veterans Center

3215 Kauai Veterans Memorial Hwy., Lihue | 808-635-4314

Local crafters and artisans offer unique and quality handmade items for sale, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. April 30. Merchandise runs the gamut from wood and bone carvings to Hawaiian print fabric quilts and watercolor paintings to one-of-a-kind suncatchers.


Community Clean Up Day

Healing Horses, Kauai

On the Kapaa Bypass, Kuhio Hwy., Kapaa | 808-634-3896

Healing Horses, Kauai transforms ”I cannot” into “I can” and “I will” helping individuals address and challenge their unique needs physically, emotionally, cognitively and socially, with the help of horses. Join them for a clean up day, 9 a.m.-noon April 30. Tasks include picking up rubbish and rocks, planting propagated native trees and shrubs, cleaning fence lines, and running hot tape. They ask volunteers to wear closed-toe shoes, bring gloves, eye and ear protection, hand tools and your power tool of choice. Heavy equipment, trailers or dumpsters are welcome; please coordinate in advance by emailing [email protected] Email the same address to register and fill out a liability and photo release form then bring it to the event.


Mother’s Day Block Printing Workshop


2976 Kress St., Lihue | 808-378-4733

Learn to carve your own personalized design onto a linoleum block by muralist and block print artist Holly Ka‘iakapu from The HK Experience, 4:30 p.m. May 4, or 10 a.m. or 4:30 p.m. May 6 (classes are filling up fast!). You’ll then use the block to print your design onto a card or tea towel. Tools and supplies will be provided; bring a design (sketch, print out or free-hand) for your 4” x 6” block. Designs should be simple with thick lines and remember, the image will be mirrored. $55/person for ages 10 years and older. Register.


Kauai Balley Academy’s Spring Showcase 2022

Historic Waimea Theater

9691 Kaumualii Hwy., Waimea | 808-338-0282

See the students of Kauai Ballet Academy performing original choreography after months of training and lots of hard work, 2 p.m. May 7. $15/person + a fee. Tickets.


‘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 through June 29. Hours: 9 a.m.-2 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 [email protected] 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.