Out ‘N’ About: 50th State Fair, Memorial Day, Eat the Street, Canine Game Day, and more

May. 25, 2012 | 0 Comments In the Star-Advertiser Friday Print Edition
Riders scream with exhilaration on the Wave Swinger ride at the 50th State Fair. --Star-Advertiser / 2011

Riders scream with exhilaration on the Wave Swinger ride at the 50th State Fair. --Star-Advertiser / 2011


The 50th State Fair returns today-June 24 to Aloha Stadium, and it should be a roaring good time. Lufuno the white lion leads the way in the “Walking with Lions” show. Pig racing will also try to hog the limelight, and three new rides will spin, drop and twirl fairgoers. The fair opens at 6 p.m. today, 4 p.m. Saturday and noon Sunday and Monday, and continues Fridays-Sundays and June 7 through 24. Call 682-5767 or go to ekfernandez.com for tickets and showtimes.


Lei sewing with Royal Hawaiian Band Glee Club, bring lunch, enjoy music and help sew Memorial Day lei for veterans’ graves, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Friday, Honolulu Hale courtyard. 768-3002

Memorial Day at Kapolei Shopping Center, music by Pacific Fleet Brass Quintet, overseas military thank-you letter writing, face painting and balloons, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, 590 Farrington Highway. inkapolei.com

24th Annual Memorial Day Observance at Natatorium, featuring Pacific Air Forces commander Gen. Gary L. North, rifle detail and color guard, Hula Halau Olana and others, 10 a.m. Sunday, Kapiolani Park, outside Waikiki Natatorium War Memorial. Pre-ceremony kanikapila featuring Cyril Pahinui at 9 a.m. Free. natatorium.org

Golden Anniversary Pearl Harbor Boat Tours, Navy, National Parks Service and Pacific Historic Parks present narrated sunset tours around Ford Island in honor of USS Arizona Memorial’s 50th anniversary and benefiting its restoration, 5:30 p.m. Sunday-Monday, Pearl Harbor Visitor Center. $50 per couple suggested donation. pacifichistoricparks.org. Reservations: 954-8721

Mayor’s Memorial Day Ceremony, honoring veterans killed in the line of duty, with Mayor Peter Carlisle, Gen. David Bramlett and other dignitaries, Royal Hawaiian Band, Sounds of Aloha Choir, gun salute, “Missing Man” formation flyover and more, 8:30 a.m. Monday, National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Free. 768-3002

Schofield Barracks Memorial Day Remembrance Ceremony, public invited to join U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii in honoring veterans who served and died defending our country, 10 a.m. Monday, Schofield Barracks Post Cemetery. Information on entering base: 656-3159

14th Annual Lantern Floating Hawaii Ceremony, featuring performances by the Brothers Cazimero, Raiatea Helm, Shinnyo Taiko, Kaumakaiwa Kanaka’ole and more, 6 p.m. Monday, Magic Island, Ala Moana Park. Free. Lanterns available from 1 p.m. lanternfloatinghawaii.com

The 50th State Fair runs on mostly weekends through June 24. --Star-Advertiser / 2011

The 50th State Fair runs on mostly weekends through June 24. --Star-Advertiser / 2011


Vintage Sale, handcrafted mother-and-daughter clothes and bags, and shabby chic, cottage, Victorian, mid-century modern and country-style items, 5-8:30 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Waioli Tea Room. Free. 226-7119

50th State Fair, with new rides Super Shot, Techno Power and Rave, carnival food and games, 6 p.m. Friday, 4 p.m. Saturday, noon Sunday-Monday, Aloha Stadium. Closing time 11 p.m.-midnight. Free-$5. 682-5767, ekfernandez.com


Royal Hawaiian Band, noon, Iolani Palace. Free. 922-5331

“E Ho’i i na Kupuna,” dramatic production examining island history through hula’s evolution, 1-2 p.m., Royal Hawaiian Center at Helumoa. Free. royalhawaiiancenter.com

Eat the Street: Tomato, food truck festival with DJs and live art battle salutes the tomato, 4-9 p.m., 555 South St. 780-9288, streetgrindz.com

Country Fair, hula, food, face painting, crafts, bouncer, book fair, 5-8 p.m., Good Shepherd Preschool, 638 N. Kuakini St. 533-3088, goodshepherdpreschoolhonolulu.org

ARTafterDARK: “Rockfest,” monthly art party throws its first summer music festival with bands Intire Project, Sing The Body, Erika Elona Band, Mano Kane, Desert Sea, Jenna and Sean Cleland, food and art, 6-9 p.m., Honolulu Museum of Art. $10. 532-8700, honolulumuseum.org

“The Power of Two,” free screening of Marc Smolowitz film about two half-Japanese twins, their battle with cystic fibrosis and survival through double lung transplants, with appearance by twins Anabel Stenzel and Isabel Stenzel Byrnes, 6 p.m., Laniakea YWCA, 1040 Richards St. 593-1515, kidneyhi.org

Windward ‘Ohana 3R’s Fair, celebrating 11 schools’ success in Ke Ao Nei renewable energy program, with Dawn O’Brien, entertainment by Castle Performing Arts Center and Kahalu’u Ukulele Band, door prizes and goodie bags, 6-8 p.m., Windward Mall, Center Court. Free. pidf.org

“Ohana Magic, Live!” third anniversary show featuring David “The Great Davidio” Brown, Harvey “Mr. O” Ouchi, Aaron Vermeer, 7 p.m., Ko’olau Magic Theatre, Ko’olau Shopping Center, Kahaluu. $6-$12. 239-6711, koolaumagictheatre.com

In Yo Face Improv’s “Riel” Birthday Jam, comedic improv in honor of co-founder Chris Riel’s birthday, 8 p.m., Indigo Restaurant, Opium Den. $10. facebook.com/iyfifyi

Upstanding Youth: The Farewell Show, local rockers say aloha (“for now,” as lead singer leaves for mainland), with special guests Pimpbot and Busekrus, 8 p.m., Hawaiian Brian’s. $5. All ages. upstandingyouth.com

Jimmy Weeks Project, with DJ/MC Life-Sound Gregory Banks, Guidance Roots and Kapu System, 9 p.m.-2 a.m., Surfer, The Bar, Turtle Bay Resort. $15-$20. Ages 21+. surferthebar.com


Spring Plant Sale, garden fragrants, rareties, native Hawaiian plants, anthurium varieties, garden tours, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Foster Botanical Garden. Free. 537-1708

Hawaiian Humane Society’s Canine Game Day, featuring Hawaii Wiener Derby, emcee Gov. Linda Lingle, adoption dog parade, obstacle courses, costume contests, exhibitors and food, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Thomas Square. Free. 946-2187

7th Annual Hawaiian Honu Race, Boys & Girls Club of Hawaii fundraiser with prizes and entertainment, 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Wet ‘n’ Wild Hawaii. $28. bgch.com, 689-4182

Jazz Peace Concert, with Dean Taba, Darryl Pellegrini and Mihoko M., 12:30-3:30 p.m. every fourth Saturday of month, Byodo-In Temple, Valley of the Temples Memorial Park. $2-$3 temple admission. Donations accepted. May bring food, drink. 239-9844

Hawaii State Ballet’s Annual School Showcase, featuring students age 3 to advanced, 2 and 6 p.m., Mamiya Theatre. $20. 947-2755, hawaiistateballet.com

Chinatown Treasure Hunt, randomly assigned teams race in two-hour quest involving brainteasers, trivia and items, with finish-line fun and awards, 3 p.m., corner of Bishop and King streets. $20. Reservations: Email chris@treasurehuntshawaii.com

An Elite Evening Under The Stars, featuring Lopaka Brown, Koauka, Simple Souls, Kevin Okimoto, heavy pupu, raffle prizes and silent auction, a benefit for Blitz 99 Girls soccer team trip, 4-8 p.m., Gordon Biersch. $20. 295-6093

“Monk Seals, Mauna Kea and Makana,” featuring live music by Makana and Lono, Jon Osorio, Bobby Moderow and Kawika Kahiapo, and art and food for sale, a benefit to protect Hawaiian culture, rights and resources, 6 p.m., Calvary By The Sea, 5339 Kalanianaole Highway. $25 suggested donation. kahea.org

Island Rock Pool Party, with Pimpbot and The Throwdowns, part of the Mele Mei concert series leading up to Na Hoku Hanohano awards, 6-9 p.m., The Modern Honolulu, Sunrise pool. $25. Reservations: 943-5800

“One World: Songs of Hawaii’s People,” Honolulu Chorale’s annual spring concert, with string quartet Ensemble Manoa, 6:30 p.m., Mission Memorial Auditorium, 550 S. King St. Free. honoluluchorale.org, 768-6622

Launa Aloha A Me Na Mele: Candy Diaz, outdoor music series presents jazz and folk musician, and beef stew and haupia dinner, 7 p.m., Hawaiian Mission Houses Historic Site and Archives. $40. Mats, beach chairs OK. 447-3912, missionhouses.org

Pacific Roller Derby vs. Echo City Knockouts, derby’s B Team hosts Kona-based Knockouts for the first time, 7 p.m., Palama Settlement gym. $5-$7. pacificrollerderby.com

Atherton 2012 Summer Concert Series: Patrick Landeza, Hawaiian slack key musician from California, 7:30 p.m., Atherton Performing Arts Studio, Hawaii Public Radio. $15-$30. 955-8821

“A Musical Odyssey, Internationale & America’s Jazz,” Windward Arts Council 20th anniversary concert featuring talent from Hawaii Symphony Orchestra, Hawaii Opera Theatre and Hawaii Ballet de Corps and Les Peetz, Chuck James, John Kolivas and Aaron Cardenas, 7:30 p.m., Calvary Episcopal Church, Kaneohe. Free. 247-0610

Contra dance, with live music by Whiskey Starship, beginners, all ages welcome, no partner necessary, 7:30-9:30 p.m., Damon Hall, Academy of the Pacific, 913 Alewa Drive. Free. 392-8772, www.sls.hawaii.edu/contra/

Kenny Hill’s All Star Comedy Slam, featuring Christopher “Kid” Reid, Tommy Davidson (“In Living Color”) and Honest John, 8 p.m., Hawaiian Brian’s. $30-$40; 366-1130, 946-1343

Smooth Jazz Concert, Apaulo Music Productions presents David Benoit, Michael Paulo, Richard Smith, Brian Bromberg and Michael White, 8 p.m., Hawai’i Convention Center, Liliu Theater. $60-$85. tix.com, 951-696-0184

Frank De Lima, comedy show, 8 p.m., Adega Portuguese Restaurant, 1138 Smith St. $10-$15. 312-2212

Kapena, 9 p.m.-12 a.m., Surfer, The Bar, Turtle Bay Resort. $10. Ages 21+. surferthebar.com

Hawaii Hip Hop Fund-Rager, The Got Rice? Show and HzUp present 2012 Na Hoku Hanohano Hip Hop Album of the Year nominees Slapp Symphony, Gotthos Los and Navid Najafi, plus Krys Stilez, The Kama’aina, RiseUp and Revolutionary Habitat, 10 p.m.-2 a.m., Lotus Downtown. $6 cover. gotriceshow.com


Sesame Street Family Sunday, activities, games, food, music and Elmo appearances promoting healthy keiki, with PBS Hawaii, Kamaaina Kids, HMSA and others, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Bishop Museum. $5. 847-3511, bishopmuseum.org

20th Annual All British Car Day, more than 70 classic British cars on display, from ’50 roadsters to Rolls Royces and Minis, hosted by British Car Club of Hawaii, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Kapiolani Park. 551-1929

Kanikapila, Hawaiian music jam session for all ages and skill levels presented by Abrigo Ohana, 1-4 p.m., Bishop Museum. Free. abrigoohana.com

Hawaii Polo Club match, Army vs. Navy, with halftime Skydive Hawaii parachute show and music by The Gray Suits, 2 p.m. (gates open at 11 a.m.), Hawaii Polo Club, 68-411 Farrington Highway, Waialua. Free-$10. 944-1058, hawaii-polo.org

Royal Hawaiian Band, 2 p.m. Sundays, Kapiolani Park Bandstand. Free. 922-5331

Mauli Ola Ohana Fundraiser, benefit for kids with cystic fibrosis and cancer featuring Makua Rothman, Titus Kinimaka, Natural Vibrations, Here Tama Nui, appearances by surfers and MMA fighters and surf raffle prizes, 6 p.m., Surfer, The Bar, Turtle Bay Resort. $25-$30. mauliola.org. Tickets: 285-9072

35th Annual Na Hoku Hanohano Awards, honoring the best of Hawaii’s recording artists in 27 categories, with live performances, 7 p.m., Hawai’i Convention Center, Kalakaua Ballroom. $135-$150. nahokumusicfestival.com. Tickets: 953-9177

Swing Dance Club Hawaii dance, free lesson followed by open dancing and snacks, 6:30-9:15 p.m., Palladium Ballroom, Ala Wai Golf Club. $8. swingdanceclubhawaii.org, 255-6095

Recreational international folk dancing, beginners welcome, no partners needed, 7-9 p.m. Sundays, Moiliili Community Center. $4. 941-6453, ifdhawaii@gmail.com


Cultural Hike into Lulumahu Valley, Koolaupoko Hawaiian Civic Club and Koolau Foundation narrated tour for moderately agile hikers deep into lush Nuuanu watershed, past stream, ancient burial grounds and giant ti plants, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. $20 suggested donation. Reservations: 226-4195, email malamapono@aol.com

Shop & Grind for A Cause Series, Aloha Stadium Swap Meet with entertainment including Troy Fernandez, food trucks, artists, giveaways and wish-list collections to benefit Ronald McDonald House Charities of Hawaii, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Aloha Stadium. 483-7133, ronaldhousehawaii.org

Monday Night Mele with Paula Fuga, 7-10 p.m., Surfer, The Bar, Turtle Bay Resort. No cover. All ages. surferthebar.com

The Fabulous Female Comics of Hawaii, featuring Cameo Lawrence, Teresa Sickels, Erika Swartzkopf, Sheila Brown, Kaiulani Mahuka, Kristen Sprague, Katie Rose Moreno, Michelle Yaqoob and Aimee-Jane Baxa, 8 p.m.-midnight, The Dragon Upstairs, 1038 Nuuanu Ave. $5-$15. Ages 18+. 526-1411


“It’s Book Time with Ronald McDonald!”, interactive performance with music, magic and games, reinforcing a lifestyle of reading for children of all ages, part of “Dream Big, READ!” Hawaii State Public Library System summer reading program, 10:30-11:15 a.m., Kapolei Public Library. Free. 693-7050

Art Lunch: “Victoria Kneubuhl — The Unfamiliar Familiar, Homegrown Mystery,” brown-bag lunch with Honolulu writer speaking on her mystery novels, noon-1 p.m., Hawaii State Art Museum. Free. 586-9958

“Hugo,” screening of family-friendly, Oscar-winning movie based on “The Invention of Hugo Cabret” by Brian Selznick, with refreshments and door prizes, 6:30 p.m., Kahuku Public & School Library. Free. 293-8935


19th Annual National Senior Health & Fitness Day, classes, screenings, speakers and exhibitors, hosted by Attention Plus Care and YMCA of Honolulu, 8-11 a.m., Central YMCA, 401 Atkinson Drive. Free. 440-9372, attentionplus.com

YWCA Oahu Benefit Clothing Sale, new and used women’s wear and accessories, benefiting economically disadvantaged women re-entering workforce, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Laniakea YWCA lobby, 1040 Richards St. Free entry. 538-7061

Halawa Xeriscape Garden brown bag tour, bring lunch and learn about Oahu’s water cycle and unthirsty plants, noon-12:45 p.m. Wednesdays, Halawa Xeriscape Garden. Free. Reservations: 748-5315

Tea & Champagne Fundraiser, pupu and drinks with auction, networking, dessert dash and cultivating philanthropy, for Women’s Fund of Hawai’i, 5-8 p.m., Kahala Hotel & Resort, Waialae Room. $65-$75. Tickets: 954-9653, womensfundhawaii.org

Talk Story Series: Sonny Tanabe, Jodi Wilmott hosts legendary spear fisherman, 1956 U.S. Olympic swim team member and author of award-winning book “The Evolution of Freediving,” 8 p.m., Surfer, The Bar, Turtle Bay Resort. $5 for charity. surferthebar.com


YWCA Oahu Benefit Clothing Sale, new and used women’s wear and accessories, benefiting economically disadvantaged women re-entering workforce, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Laniakea YWCA lobby, 1040 Richards St. Free entry. 538-7061

“Sing Along with Uncle Wayne,” Wayne Watkins and his percussionist Pfahl perform classic children’s and original songs, part of “Dream Big, READ!” Hawaii State Public Library System summer reading program, 10:30-11:15 a.m., Aina Haina Public Library. Free. Recommended for ages 3+. 377-2456

Royal Hawaiian Band, picnicking encouraged at this concert on the patio, 5:30 p.m., Salt Lake-Moanalua Public Library. Free. 831-6831

L’arc-en-Ciel, Japanese pop and rock band, 6 p.m., Waikiki Shell. $20-$55. Tickets: 800-745-3000, ticketmaster.com

Jimmy Borges and Hawaii Symphony Orchestra, celebrating Frank Sinatra and the Great American Songbook with conductor Matt Catingub, 7 p.m., Blaisdell Concert Hall. $10-$82. Tickets: 800-745-3000, ticketmaster.com

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