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Hawai‘i State Farm Fair July 9-10, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Hawai‘i Farm Bureau’s 54th annual fair is a fun way to support local agriculture. Popular attractions include the 4-H livestock tent; watermelon eating, corn husking and chili pepper eating contests; Kamehameha School’s Country Market and Plant Sale, as well as keiki rides, bouncers and food booths, some featuring fresh grown produce. $5 for adults, free for children and students with valid I.D. Kualoa Ranch, www.hawaii statefarmfair.org. MÄlama Kapolei July 9, 3 to 7 p.m. Join Ulu A‘e Learning Center in celebrating the rededication of Pä Hula and new signage at Pu‘u O Kapolei. The Royal Hawaiian Band performs at sunset. Free. Kapolei Regional Park, Diamond Head end, 864-0013, uluaelearningcenter@ gmail.com. Prince Lot Hula Festival | I Mana Ka LÄhui July 16, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; July 17, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. In conjunction with the Prince Lot Hula Festival (page 10), OHA Community Outreach Coordinator Kaimo Muhlestein will be on-hand to answer questions and share a little
Hawaiian hospitality and fun. Stop by and enjoy a ku‘i ai demonstration, a game of ulu maika (Saturday only) or learn about OHA’s new initiatives. Free. Moanalua Gardens, moanaluagardensfoundation.org. Talk Story and Demonstration with Umi and Leinaala Kai July 15, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Learn about making traditional Hawaiian tools, weapons and lauhala weaving from respected Native Hawaiian artists from Kai Kompany and Ulupono Designs. Umi Kai has been crafting traditional Hawaiian tools and weapons for more than 45 years, while his wife Leinaala is a skilled weaver. Free. Hui Noeau Visual Arts Center, Makawao, www.huinoeau.com. (Note: Leinaala Kai will offer a Peahi Lauhala ‘workshop at the center on July 16 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Admission is $20 and supplies are $12.) Hula Kahiko with HÄlau Ola o Ka Lani July 16, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Kumu Hula Kaho‘okele Crabbe and his hälau will perform in a unique outdoor setting at Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park’s kahua hula, or platform. The performance will be presented authentically, rain or shine with no electronic ampli-
41st Annual Queen Lili‘uokalani Keiki Hula Competition July 21-23 Delight in the hula of the youngest competitors with the solo Miss and Master competitions on Thursday and the group Kahiko competition Friday, both at 6 p.m. Enjoy the modern hula as seen through the eyes of the youth in the ‘Auana competition Saturday starting at 1 p.m. at the Neal S. Blaisdell Center Arena. Tickets available at the box office. Presented by the Kalihi-Pälama Culture & Arts Society, and sponsored in part by the Office of Hawaiian Affairs. The event will be televised on KFVE in August. ¢ 46th Annual ‘Ukulele Festival July 17, 10:30 2015 Queen Liliuokalani Keiki Hula Winner, a.m. to 5 p.m. Faith Paredes. - Photo: Courtesy A popular summer tradification. Guests are encouraged to tion, the annual bring sun and rain gear and sitting ukulele festival is the biggest of its mats. Following the performance, kind, showcasing the ‘ukulele’s cultural specialist Loke Kamanu and sophistication with performances her ‘ohana will present a hands-on by guest artists and a ukulele demonstration of instruments, orchestra of more than 800 students. implements and lei styles used by Free. Kapiolani Park Bandstand, hula practitioners at the Volcano Art www.ukulelefestivalhawaii.org. Center. Free, but park entrance fees apply. Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Koloa Plantation Park, www.volcanoartcenter.org. Days Rodeo July 22, 5 to 9 p.m. NÄ Mele Aloha – You’ll find bulls, barrels, bustAloha Hooipoipo ing, barbecue and beer at the 17th July 16, 5:30 to 8 p.m. annual rodeo on Kaua‘i, along Experience an exploration of with country music, two-step and romantic love through mele hooi- a “food truck frenzy.” $8 general, poipo, including some songs that free for children 17 and under. openly reveal those involved in CJM Country Stables, 1.8 the relationship and others that miles past the Grand use kaona or hidden meanings to Hyatt, www.cjmstaobscure the details. $30 in advance, bles.com. $35 at the door. Hawaiian Mission Museum, www.missionhouses.org. Art Lunch: Mahi La Hawai‘i AllPierre Collectors Show July 26, noon July 17, 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. to 1 p.m. Hawai‘i’s largest collectible and Learn about antiques show and sale features 180 ‘ükëkë, a musibooths and a huge selection of vintage cal bow and and antique Hawaiiana, including the only indigjewelry, art, beads, aloha shirts, koa enous Hawaiian furniture and more. $5 general admis- stringed instrusion, $20 for early entry from 9 a.m. ment from Mahi Blaisdell Exhibition Hall, www.uku- La Pierre, who lele.com. makes and plays the
instrument. Free, and attendees are welcome to bring a lunch or buy one from Artizen, HiSAM’s café. Hawai‘i State Art Museum, sfca.hawaii.gov. Mele KulÄiwi: Songs of our Native Land July 30, 3 to 7 p.m. Waimea Valley’s Summer Concert Series continues with performances by Kapena, Raiatea Helm, Brother Noland, Mailani Makainai, Kumu Hula Tracie & Keawe Lopes & Ka Lä ‘Önohi Mai o Ha‘e Ha‘e. $15 for adults, $10 for children and seniors. Waimea Valley Main Lawn, www.waimeavalley.net. Wildest Show in Town Wednesdays in July, 4:35 to 7:30 p.m. The Honolulu Zoo’s summer concert series continues in July, with keiki activities, ‘ukulele giveaways and other prize drawings and performances by popular local musicians starting at 6 p.m. Admission is $3 and free for keiki under 2. > July 6: Rolando Sanchez and Salsa Hawai‘i > July 13: Willie K > July 20: Ohta San with Nando Suan > July 27: Kapena Visit www.honolulu zoo.org/wild for more information. ¢
46th Annual Ukulele Festival. - Photo: Jayson Tanega