WAIKIKI ROUGHWATER SWIM
Monday Sep 1 – 9am
The 34th annual
2.4 mile rough water open ocean swimming race will begin at San Souci
Beach and finish at Hilton Hawaiian Village. Race day entries will be
accepted and for more information call Ted 864-8091.
Tuesday Sep 2 – call for times
The Hawaii Opera
Theater will hold chorus auditions for the upcoming 2004 Grand Opera
Season. The audition is open to all people of all voice categories, for
more information and to schedule an audition call Beth 596-7372 ext. 34.
THE BEAUTY OF AGING
Wednesday Sep 3 – 6pm to 7:30pm
Center gerontologist, Shari Koga, MD to view several films which provide a
refreshing look at the beauty, wisdom and vitality of older women. The
event is free, for more information call 537-7117.
HAWAII KAI JAYCEES
Thursday Sep 4 – 7pm
Membership Meeting of the Hawaii Kai Jaycees will be held at the Moilili
Community Center. Come find out what is happening with the most dynamic
young persons’ organization dedicated to leadership development and
community service. Free food and drink will be provided. For more
information call Stan 295-4630.
Saturday Sep 6 – 10am to 10pm
hoolaulea will include two stages for entertainment, craft & food
booths, and activities for everyone to enjoy. The hoolaulea will be held
at the Windward Community College and the college will open its theater,
art gallery, Imaginarium, cafeteria, Aerospace Exploration Lab and the
NASA Flight Simulation Lab during the hoolaulea. For more information call
5K MEMORY WALK/RUN
Saturday Sep 6 – 7am
Association presents the 5k Memory Walk/Run beginning at the Fisherman’s
Wharf parking lot. The walk/run will go around Ala Moana Beach Park and
Magic Island, finishing back at the Fisherman’s Wharf parking lot. For
more information call 591-2771.
ALOHA FESTIVALS OPENING CEREMONY
Friday Sep 12 – 5:30 pm
ceremony marks the official beginning of the 2003 Aloha Festivals.
Traditional chant and hula will kick off the six-week, six island annual
celebration. The Oahu Royal Court gathers on the steps of the only royal
palace on U.S. soil, Iolani Palace. Dressed in royal garments, the court
will make its procession to Bishop Street at Tamarind Park in Honolulu’s
business district for the Downtown Hoolaulea. For more information call
ALOHA FESTIVALS DOWNTOWN HOOLAULEA
Friday Sep 12 – 6:30pm to 10pm
In the heart of
Honolulu’s business district, the city’s famed Bishop Street will
close as Hawaii residents and visitors dance in the streets to the tunes
of contemporary Hawaiian entertainment. Activities and events will be held
throughout Bishop Street and Aloha Tower Marketplace. For more information
ALOHA FESTIVALS FLORAL PARADE
Saturday Sep 13 – 9am
The Floral Parade
is best described as an “eruption of flowers,” with pageantry unlike
any other parade in the world. The parade will have pau riders, floral
floats, hula halau and marching bands. The parade begins at Ala Moana Park
and ends at Kapiolani Park. If you follow the parade to the park you can
view the awards ceremony while enjoying island entertainment, food and
more. For more information call 589-1771.
HONOLULU SYMPHONY CONCERT
Saturday Sep 13 – 7:00pm
The Great Lawn at
La Pietra, 2933 Poni Moi Road, will host The Honolulu Symphony with
Conductor Stuart Chafetz. Bring along a picnic basket and dine on The
Great Lawn. Grounds will open at 5:30 pm. For more information,
reservations and tickets call 922-2744.
NIKETOWN - NA WAHINE SPRINT TRIATHLON
Sunday Sep 14 – 6:30am
Come and join us
at Kapiolani Pack in beautiful Waikiki for the fifth annual all women’s
triathlon. Competitors will swim 500 meters in the waters of Queen Surf,
ride 12 miles through Kahala and around Diamond Head, and finally finish
with a 5K run around Kapiolani Park. For more information call 531-8573.
ALOHA FESTIVALS WAIKIKI HOOLAULEA
Friday Sep 19 – 7pm to 10pm
thousands of party-goers will take to the streets of Waikiki to celebrate
Aloha Festivals. This is Ha-waii’s largest block party with dancing,
entertainment, ethnic foods and Hawaiian arts and crafts. Several
entertainment stages, hula halau performances, Hawaiian food and
international cuisine, as well as flower, shell and feather lei will be
showcased. For more information call 589-1771.
WAIALUA TARO FESTIVAL
Saturday Sep 20 – 9am to 4pm
Come and celebrate
taro farming on the North Shore. The festival will be held in Haleiwa and
will feature entertainment, food, arts & crafts, Hawaiian culture and
demonstrations, storytelling and educational booths.
LAKOTA ARTIST JIM YELLOWHAWK
Saturday Sep 20 – 1pm to 4pm
Lakota artist Jim
Yellowhawk will appear at Native Winds, 1152 Koko Head Avenue. He will
show, sell and sign his artwork. Yellowhawk has experimented with
innovative media such as neon light, mixed media, airbrush, and bark
paper. For more information call Wendy 734-8018.
ALOHA FESTIVALS AT THE WINDWARD MALL
Saturday Sep 20 – 1pm to 7pm
E Mau Ana Ka Hula
I Ke Kanaka, “Hula Lives Through Its People” is the theme for this
year’s Aloha Festivals. The Windward Mall will be hosting a celebration
where you can enjoy the art of hula (featuring Na Hoku Hanohano winners),
artisans, crafts, keiki acti-vities, Island halaus, and a special
appearance by the Aloha Festivals Royal Court. The event is hosted by
Hawaiian 105 KINE and their will be fabulous prizes and giveaways! For
more information call 235-1143.
200 YEARS OF HAWAII FASHION
Saturday Sep 20 – 2pm to 3pm
presents a fashion show featuring authentic and refurbished gowns, holokus
and priceless heirloom jewelry and accessories originally worn by Hawaii
Royalty, Chieftains and Alii will be exhibited during a fashion show that
will be held at the center stage in the Kahala Mall. For more information
CANCER RESEARCH GALA DINNER
Saturday Sep 20 – 5:00pm to 10pm
Friends of the
Cancer Research of Hawaii will be hosting the 3rd annual “Mauka Makai…Voyage
of Discovery” gala dinner and silent auction at the Hawaii State Art
Museum at No. 1 Capitol District. Proceeds from the silent auction will
help fund efforts to find a cure for cancer. For more information call
AMATEUR LONGBOARD CONTEST
Saturday Sep 20 & 21 – 9am
Come out and watch
a professional and amateur longboard surf contest in Waikiki. The event is
free for spectators, the best place to view all the action is on the beach
near the Duke Kahanamoku statue. For more information call 988-1726.
WEALTH PRESERVATION SEMINAR
Tuesday Sep 23 – 11am to 1pm
Healthcare Foundation of Hawaii will present a financial planning seminar
with information and tips on taxes, real estate and insurance. The seminar
will be held at the Ala Moana Hotel Carnation room and is free and open to
the public. For more information call 547-6877.
HAWAII SENIOR’S FAIR
Friday Sep 26 to 28 – 8:30am
Center will host Hawaii’s largest showcase of products, services and
programs for the 50-plus community. This event will include non-stop
entertainment, giveaways, free health testing and much more. For more
information call 832-7878.
8TH ANNUAL DISCOVER MOILIILI FESTIVAL
Saturday Sep 27 – 3pm to 9pm
Festival will be held at the Moiliili Community Center located at 2535
South King Street. There will be a craft fair, farmer’s market, keiki
activities and entertainment. For more information call 955-1555.
HONOLULU BIKE RIDE
Sunday Sep 28 – 6:15am
Century Ride is Hawaii’s
oldest and largest cycling event. The ride begins and ends at Kapiolani
Park – riders follow Oahu’s eastern and windward shores toward their
destination. Participants have the choice of riding 15, 25, 50, 75 or 100
miles at their own pace. The finish area will have live entertainment,
food, booths and a bike corral. For more information call 735-5756.
KO OLINA CHALLENGE
Sunday Sep 28 – 7:30am
consists of an 800 meter swim with some transition running on sand and
grass through the beautiful coves of Ko Olina. The 40K bike course will
start on the resort and exit out the back gate into Campbell Industrial
Park. The 10K run will be a lap course on a variety of terrain: sidewalk,
road and grass. The challenge is a fundraiser for Juvenile Diabetes of
Hawaii. For more information call 596-8844.
25TH ANNUAL NA WAHINE O KE
Sunday Sep 28 – 1:00pm
Considered to be the World Championships of
long-distance canoe paddling, 50 crews consisting of women ages 18 years
and older will paddle outrigger canoes across the treacherous 41-mile
Kaiwi Channel. The race kicks off at Hale O Lono Harbor on Molokai at 7:00
a.m. with the first finishers expected to land near the Hilton Hawaiian
Village pier in Waikiki at approximately 1:00 p.m. The event is free for
spectators and all are invited to Hinano’s post-race festivities at
Ocean Club in Restaurant Row. For more information call 259-7112.