Changing of the king’s guard

Nightly 5:30 pm

See the best in the world’s exhibition drill; the King’s guard performs every night at the front gate of the King’s Village Shopping Center in Waikiki. Call 944-6855 or visit

City’s 78th Annual
Lei Day Festival

Sun May 1 – 7:30 am to 5:30 pm

Festivities include a concert by the Royal Hawaiian Band; Hawaiian crafts exhibit; craft sales, lei and food vendors; Hawaiian Steel Guitar various hula performances. Kapiolani Park, Waikiki.

May Day festivities

Sun May 1 – 9 am to 3 pm

Learn the meaning behind the making, giving and wearing of a lei at the Outrigger Waikiki on the Beach.


Sun May 1 – 9 am to 5 pm

At the Bishop Museum, live entertainment includes Sony recording country artist Dita Holifield, the Pacific Fleet Band, Kona, Oahu Line Dancers. Military personnel and dependants free. General admission is $3. Call 847-3511 or visit

May Day Concert and Dinner

Sun May 1 – 5 pm & 6:30 pm dinner

Don Ho’s Island Grill presents a May Day Concert and Dinner, featuring the world famous Honolulu Boy Choir. Reservations are required. $25 includes tax and tip. Call 528-0807.

Second Annual Malama Jam

Sun May 1 – 2 pm

Youth fundraiser has garnered nine acts so far, including hip hop dancers, Broadway performers and a slack key guitarist. Proceeds benefit Children’s Alliance of Hawaii. For more information call River Kim at 778-6470.

& Vocal Ensemble

Sun May 1 – 4 pm

Theme of the spring concert is “Birds, Beasts, and Bugs.” At the Kawaiahao Church, 957 Punchbowl Street.

2nd annual Cinco De Mayo Block Party

Thurs May 5 – 5 p.m.

Festivities will include salsa dance lessons, live music, free prize giveaways, and a “Three Amigos” troupe performing throughout the Aloha Tower Marketplace. Call 566-2337 or visit

E Malama I Ke Kai

Sat May 7 – 10 am to 5 pm

Free concert and ocean awareness festival to be held at Kapiolani Park and Bandstand. Music, Hawaiian culture, fun and food. Call the preschool for more information at 536-7999.

Surf Contest & Tsuami Fundraiser

Sat & Sun May 7 & 8

Queen’s Beach, Waikiki. Contest to raise funds for victims’ families in Sri Lanka. For more information call Joey Akaka at 393-4429.

Mr. B: A Salute to Ron Bright & His students

Sat & Sun May 7 & 8 – 7:30 pm
Sat & 2 pm Sun

Evening of Music and Dance in celebration of long-time theatre instructor Ron Bright featuring many former students and local luminaries at Windward Community College Paliku Theatre. Call for tickets at 235-7433.

Moiliili Community Center 60th Anniversary Dinner

Sat May 7 – 5:30 p.m. No Host Cocktails, 6:30 p.m. Dinner

60th Anniversary annual “APPLAUSE! ENCORE!” dinner and silent auction at Waialae Country Club. Call 955-1555.

Dirk von Guenthner

Sat May 7 - Noon

Dirk von Guenthner will be autographing his book, The Incentive, at Borders, Ward Centre. Call 591-8995.


Thru May 8 - Various times

Michael Flatleyıs theatrical extravaganza, with special Mother’s Day matinee at 3 p.m., at Blaisdell Concert Hall. Call 1-877-750-4400 for tickets.

Jake Shimabukuro

Sun May 8 - 2 pm

Jake Shimabukuro will be performing & autographing his new DVD, Million Miles Away. Call 591-8995.

“The Secret Garden”

May 12 thru 28 - 7:30 pm

Classic musical based on the 1911 children’s book. Directed by Glenn Cannon at Richardson Theatre, Fort Shafter. Call 438-4480 for tickets.

Bishop Museum Research Seminar

Thurs May 12 - 4 pm

Museum Press Director Blair Collis shares the history and future of the 113-year-old Bishop Museum Press, one of the oldest publishing operations in the western hemisphere. Call 847-3511 or visit


Thurs May 12 - 5:30 to 7 pm

Ukulele virtuoso Eddie Kamae jams with Mike Ka‘awa and the Hawaiian Boys in the free open-air courtyard concert. Call 922-3111.

8th Annual Honolulu Symphony Ball

Sat May 14 - 5:30 pm arrivals, with dinner at 7:30 pm

A black tie event in Kalakaua Ballroom of the Hawaii Convention Center. The theme is “Aloha Oe,” A Salute to Maestro Samuel Wong, and his contributions the Honolulu Symphony. Call 524-0815, ext. 244.

Mark Haskell Smith

Sat May 14 - Noon

Mark Haskell Smith will be discussing & autographing his latest novel, Delicious, at Borders Book & Music at Ward Centre. Call 591-8995.

Outdoor Circle Annual Meeting

Wed May 18 - 11:15 am

Annual meeting luncheon at Queen Emma Summer Palace at the Palace’s Prince Albert Edward Terrace. Hoyt Zia, publisher of Hawaii Business Magazine, will speak on “Doing Well by Doing Good.” For more information call 593-0300.

Poetry Game

Wed May 18 - 8 pm

Poetry game called THE CYBER-STREAM. Poets expressing themselves verbally through flowing lines of spontaneous poetry at Jupiter Cybercafe, 1601 Kapiolani Blvd. Call 226-4839.


Thurs - Sat May 20 thru June 5

Shows at 8 p.m. Thurs. through Sat. and at 4 p.m. on Sun. at the Diamond Head Theatre. Call 733-0277 or visit

Gary Fitzpatrick & Riley Moffat

Sat May 21 - Noon

Gary Fitzpatrick and Riley Moffat will be autographing their book, Mapping the Land and Waters of Hawaii, the Early Mapping of Hawaii. Call 591-8995.

ALS Awareness Seminar

Sat May 28 - 9 am to Noon

Free educational seminar coordinated by the Muscular Dystrophy Association’s ALS Division at Kapiolani Community College cafeteria. Call 593-4454.