Photo of a scene from “Lost Boy” in The Leeward Theatre’s “Plantation Plays” series. (Photo courtesy The Leeward Theatre)

Plantation-Themed Plays To Be Staged at Hawaii’s Plantation Village

WHO/WHAT: The Leeward Theatre will present three newly commissioned plays as part of its children’s theatre season. “Plantation Plays” will feature works by local playwrights Kiki, Courtney Takabayashi and Kirstyn Trombetta. Ashley DeMoville, a...
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2018 Peace Day Interfaith Celebration

WHO/WHAT: Honpa Hongwanji Mission of Hawaii will hold its eighth annual Peace Day Interfaith Celebration. “Cultivating Peace” is the theme for the evening of reflection and celebration. Chelsie Onaga, who is pursuing a degree...
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Jodo Mission of Hawaii: Jodo Mission Bazaar

WHO/WHAT: Jodo Mission of Hawaii will hold a bazaar fundraiser. Among the items for sale will be kitchen things, clothing, handmade quilts, handbags and blankets. There will also be homemade food items like bara-sushi,...

Fundraising Campaign Launched For Hiroshima Landslide Victims

The “Hawai‘i for Hiroshima Fundraising Committee” recently kicked off a campaign to raise funds to aid the people of Hiroshima City following the massive landslides of Aug. 19. Seventy-two residents were killed in the...
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Temari Workshops and Demonstrations at Hawaii Japanese Center

The Hawaii Japanese Center in Hilo will present workshops and demonstrations featuring several TEMARI-affiliated artists on Saturday, June 3, and Sunday, June 4. The program is supported by the Joyce Wright Visiting Artist Program. The...
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Fire & Rice Waikiki

WHO/WHAT: Join Eating House 1849 on a cultural journey celebrating 150 years of Japanese heritage in Hawai‘i. Executive Chef Randy Bangloy and the Eating House 1849 team will partner with award-winning Chef Roy Yamaguchi...
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Hawaii’s Plantation Village Rededicates Shiroma Saimin Stand at “Noodles and Bread” Event

WHO/WHAT: Hawaii’s Plantation Village will hold a rededication ceremony of the renovated Shiroma Saimin Stand building, located inside the village. In 1997, the Shiroma family, who operated a saimin stand in Oahu Sugar Plantation’s Higashi...
Photo of the UHM Theatre and Dance students act out a scene from “Two Great Lords.”

“Power and Folly: Japanese (Kyogen) Satire For The 21st Century”

WHO/WHAT: The University of Hawai‘i at Manoa’s Department of Theatre and Dance presents its Mainstage Season finale, “Power and Folly: Japanese Satire for the 21st Century,” performed in the 600-year-old comedic form of kyogen....
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Plantation Obake Tales with Lopaka Kapanui

WHO/WHAT: Native Hawaiian master storyteller Lopaka Kapanui will share 13 obake stories — and a special surprise. WHEN/WHERE: Friday, Oct. 26, from 6-8 p.m. in the JCCH Manoa Grand Ballroom (Diamond Head Room). ADMISSION: $15 for...

Alexis Sayuri Okihara Selected Cherry Blossom Queen

Gwen Battad Ishikawa “Grateful” and “excited” are two words that Alexis Sayuri Okihara used throughout her interview at the Hawaii Hochi, Ltd. offices a week after she was crowned the 64th Cherry Blossom Festival queen. The...

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