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Beat the Heat - Play Bingo at Waikiki-Kapahulu Library on July 11

Beat the Heat - Play Bingo at Waikiki-Kapahulu Library on July 11

In celebration of the 2014 HSPLS Children’s Summer Reading Program, the Waikiki-Kapahulu Public Library invites Bingo lovers to beat the heat and play Bingo at the Library on Friday, July 11 at 3 p.m. in the Children’s Section.   

Children ages 5 and older, teens, and adults are invited to participate in this “cool” and exciting one-hour event and maybe even borrow a book or two.  Winners will be awarded with gift incentives.  Young children must be accompanied by a parent or caregiver.     

Contact the Library as soon as possible if a sign language interpreter or other special accommodation is needed.

2014 Aloha Festivals Celebrates Hōkūle‘a’s Worldwide Voyage

HONOLULU – The 2014 Aloha Festivals theme, “Maluhia Honua – World Peace With Aloha,” celebrates the worldwide voyage of the Polynesian Voyaging Society’s Hōkūle‘a and its mission to promote world peace. Aloha Festivals, one of Hawai‘i’s most highly regarded and oldest cultural celebrations is now in its 68th year. This year, the festival takes place from September 6 to 27 at various locations on O‘ahu, sharing the history and traditions of Hawai‘i and the unique spirit of aloha with both kamaʻāina (local residents) and malihini (visitors).

“This year, we honor the round-the-world voyage of the Hōkūle‘a, which encourages people to spread awareness of world peace,” said Helene “Sam” Shenkus, co-chair of the Aloha Festivals’ board of directors. “We invite the community to take part in Aloha Festivals’ celebration of Hawai‘i’s cultural heritage, aloha and Island traditions.”

Danny Carvalho Showcases New Directions in Return to HPR’s Atherton July 19

Danny Carvalho Showcases New Directions in Return to HPR’s Atherton July 19

Danny Carvalho returns to Hawaii Public Radio’s intimate Atherton Performing Arts Studio on Saturday, July 19, at 7:30 p.m. The concert showcases new directions in music for the 23-year-old slack key artist, featuring his vocals on many pieces, as well as celebrating the diversity of his creative influences. Accompanying Carvalho are Wil Tafolo on bass and Von Baron on drums. Reservations for this and other performances in the 2014 Atherton Summer Season may be made online at www.hprtickets.org or by calling the station (955-8821) during regular business hours. Tickets are $30 general, $25 for HPR members, and $15 for students with ID. The Atherton Studio is located at Hawaii Public Radio, 738 Kaheka Street. Doors open at 7:00 p.m.; the music begins at 7:30.

Diamond Head Theatre Announces 100th Anniversary Season

HONOLULU – Diamond Head Theatre (DHT) is pleased to announce the 100th Anniversary season.  Curtains will open on Sept. 26 with the DHT debut of Mary Poppins. The six-show season will run through August 2015.

“We are excited to kick off our 100th Anniversary season with Mary Poppins, the first time the much-loved musical will be performed on our stage,” said John Rampage, DHT artistic director. “We want to thank our community, friends and families for the tremendous support we’ve gotten. We look forward to celebrating this momentous year with a lineup of iconic shows that will have something for everyone.

Jim Hubbard Band Brings Fresh Folk, Rock, and Blues to Atherton July 12

Jim Hubbard Band Brings Fresh Folk, Rock, and Blues to Atherton July 12

The four-piece Jim Hubbard Band regularly performs the original music of Jim Hubbard at Honolulu-area clubs. On Saturday, July 12, they bring their synthesis of folk, rock, and blues to HPR’s Atherton Studio in an evening themed “living for your dream.” The concert features material from their fifth, soon-to-be-released CD What Could Be. Reservations may be made online at www.hprtickets.org or by calling the station (955-8821) during regular business hours. Tickets are $30 general, $25 for HPR members, and $15 for students with ID. The Atherton Studio is located at Hawaii Public Radio, 738 Kaheka Street. Doors open at 7:00 p.m.; concert begins at 7:30 p.m.

Jim Hubbard is an accomplished Hawaiʻi-based musician, singer and songwriter. His band includes Lisa Gomes on fiddle, Andrew McLellan on bass, and Scott Susag on drums.

Celebrate the Waikiki Steel Guitar Festival at Waikiki Beach Walk

Celebrate the Waikiki Steel Guitar Festival at Waikiki Beach Walk

Legendary steel guitarists and up-and-coming students return to Waikiki Beach Walk in July for the 5th Annual Waikiki Steel Guitar Festival. The Festival celebrates the island culture by the beautifull sounds of the Hawaiian steel guitar.

"Hawaiian steel guitar is truly synonymous with our islands and we're thrilled to be back at Waikiki Beach Walk to celebrate and showcase this wonderful intstrument that was created right here in Hawaii," renowned Hawaiian steel guitarist, music teacher, and director of Ke Kula Mele Hawaii, Alan Akaka, said. "It's an honor and joy for all of us in the steel guitar community to participate in the Festival and we hope that both visitors and kama'aina will join us."

Jeff Peterson & Friends, Hana Hou! Benefit Concert for HPR on Aug. 3rd

Jeff Peterson & Friends, Hana Hou! Benefit Concert for HPR on Aug. 3rd

Hawaii Public Radio presents Jeff Peterson & Friends, Hana Hou! with special guests Raiatea Helm, Cyril Pahinui, and John Kolivas live in concert at 4 p.m. on Sunday, August 3rd at the Palikū Theatre (Windward Community College campus). This will be a rare opportunity to see these great performers sharing the same stage.  Tickets available at www.hprtickets.org or by phone at (808) 955-8821 weekdays between 9am and 5pm   

Jeff Peterson is one of Hawaiʻi’s most talented guitarists, and his technique fuses traditional Slack Key with elements of classical and jazz, two styles with which he is also adept. Jeff studied classical guitar at USC before returning to the islands to play and teach in the Honolulu area. He is featured on many award winning albums and has numerous awards including two Grammys and five Nā Hōkū Hanohano awards.