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April Arts & Culture Events

Please check with all events as many have been cancelled or postponed to later date!

Hawaii State Public Library System Announces Temporary Closure

HONOLULU — In response to recent guidance around social distancing issued by the Centers for Disease Control and the State Department of Health, the Hawaii State Public Library System has made the difficult decision to close all public library locations for public access effective March 18 – 31, 2020. Bookmobile services will also be suspended. During these uncertain times, the Hawaii State Public Library System thanks the public for their support and patience as we continue to evaluate and adjust our operations because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The health and safety of our communities is our top priority.

Library Materials:

Don’t worry about fine and fees – in order to provide equitable access to resources, due dates and holds will be automatically extended to accommodate the closure period. Patrons may continue to drop off library books and materials at any of our library branches.

Online Resources:

The Hawaii State Public Library System is always open at with many amazing online resources that are available 24/7 for free with your library card. Our online collection includes: ebooks and audiobooks; digital magazines and newspapers, including the New York Times; homework resources, such as Mango languages; and other online learning tools.

We realize that the temporary closure of our libraries may present a hardship for our patrons, but we’re working on innovative solutions to ensure library access in the future. Updates will be posted on our website as they become available.

Thank you for your continued cooperation and understanding as we navigate through this unprecedented time. We look forward to welcoming everyone back to the Hawaii State Public Library System libraries soon.



The Princeville Public Library is cancelling all programs and events beginning March 16, 2020 through the rest of the month. Programs and events are cancelled at all 51 Hawaii State Public Library System locations.

Media Contact:

Mallory Fujitani

Special Assistant l Office of the State Librarian

Hawaii State Public Library System

44 Merchant Street, Honolulu, HI 96813 l (808) 586-3714




Saint Michael’s Church worship services and events until further notice

Guardian Self Storage offices in Puhi and Kalapaki close indefinitely.

Access to storage facilities continue; essentials only.

Kauai Buddhist Council:  Kauai Bon Dance 2020 Season Cancelled!

Kilauea Point National Wildlife Refuge Temporarily Suspending Public Visitation!



Every first Saturday of month, 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Lawai International Center Community Caring Day

Nurture grounds and plant orchids; lunch will be served

Bring gloves, clippers, sickles, rakes, weed whackers, hedge trimmers/cutters

Info:; (808) 639-4300;



Thursdays – Saturdays, April 3 – 19

Thursdays- Saturdays, 7:00 pm; Sundays, 4:00 pm

Kauai Community Players presents 

“Noises Off”

“The most dexterously realized comedy ever about putting on a comedy. A spectacularly funny, peerless backstage farce. This dizzy, well-known romp is festival of delirium”

A farcical comedy of legendary proportions, which, in three acts, shows what is happening on stage and behind the scenes while a chaotic theatre company is performing, “Nothing On”

Directed by Arnold Meister; written by Michael Frayn

Book by Michael Frayn

Tickets online:



Exhibition Dates April 3 – May 3, 2020

Hawaii Craftsmen announces its biannual juried art exhibition, “Fiber Hawaii 2020: In of or About Fiber” that will run from April 3 – May 3, 2020 at ‘Iolani Gallery at Windward Community College in Kaneohe, HI. Hawaii Craftsmen is very excited that mother-daughter duo, Junco Sato Pollack (textile artist professor emeritus) and Maika Pollack (Director and Chief Curator John Young Museum of Art and University Galleries, Assistant Professor of Art History at UH Manoa) will jury this iteration of Fiber Hawaii.

Info:  Hawaii Craftsmen



April 3 – 5, 9:30 am – 3:30 pm w/ ½ hr sack lunch break

Three Day Watercolor Workshop with Kathy Kovala

Open to all levels; wide variety of subjects

Cost of this class is $250 for 3 days, $50 deposit, pay pal accepted.

Two-day Collage Class with Kathy Kovala  

Designing Fun Collages using a formula; using watercolor paintings, papers, fabric, sheet music, catalogs, magazines & notions.

Cost of 2-day workshop is $180; bring a sack lunch or eat in restaurants.  

TO REGISTER! — email

Phone (715) 360-9929;



Saturday, April 11, 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Friends of the Hanapepe Public Library Crafts Fair 

Bake Sale – Plant Sale

Please join us in welcoming our new Librarian, Mindy Gipson

Hanapepe Library Auditorium, 4490 Kona Road, off Kaumuali’i Hwy

Proceeds to benefit the Hanapepe Public Library’s lecture series, reading incentive program, cultural demonstrations, cooking 

and Keiki activities

Info:  (808) 335-8418



Saturday, April 11, 7:00 – 9:00 pm

Kauai Concert Association presents

La Voix Returns to Kauai!

Semi-Finalist of Britain’s Got Talent & Star of the AbFab Movie

UK’s Most Dazzling performer

Live Singing, Fabulous Musicians, Hilarious Comedy, Most Amazing Gowns!

Kauai Community College PAC

Tickets:  $30 – $35 (Sold Out in 2019)

Info:  (808) 245-7464



Thursday, April 16, 6:30 pm

Kaumuali’i Mo’olelo & KauaiNuiKuapapa

Kumu Keao NeSmith shares stories of the King from youth to Monarch; his dedication to a peaceful prosperous island & people; and his interest in various innovation & cultures as they arrive on his shores. His vision for sustainable vibrant Kaua’i is still alive in the Westside community today.



Saturday, April 18. 6:00 – 9:00 pm

Arts Kauai/Kauai Songwriters Open Mic & Songwriting Semi-Final

HA Coffee Bar

Tuesday, April 21, 6:00 – 9:00 pm

Arts Kauai/Songwriting Semi-Final Contest

Paniolo’s Barbeque

May 9

Concert – KCC PAC

Featuring John Cruz, Kealoha, Jess penner




April 26

Fund-raising Gala for The Bridge: Kauai to College

“Casablanca: An Evening to Remember”


On-line Auction to be held on


MAY Arts & Culture Events



MAY 8, 9, 15; 7:00 PM

Back by Popular Demand

Kauai Community Players

The Rocky Horror Show Encore

Three Midnight Performances – May 8, 9, 15th




Friday, May 8, 10 am – 7 pm; Saturday, May 9, 8 am – 4 pm

Kauai Geneology Conference – Mo’oku’auhau O Ka Lahui

Friday – brief presentations during day for school groups & visitors (Free)

6:00 pm Dr. Ku’ualoha Ho’omanawanui, UH Manoa, Voices of Fire: Remembering, Reclaiming & renewing:  Mo’okud‘auhau O Ka Lahui

Saturday – Aletha Kaohi: Kaumuali’i’s Tapa Moe: A Kaua’i Family Legacy; Brook Kapukuniahi Parker:  Honoring Our Ancestors Through the Talents We Share

Other Presenters:  KauaiNuiKuapapa/Dr. Keao NeSmith & Navigating a free Genealogy Website/ Linda Gonsalves/ others TBA

Hyatt Kauai Resort Kauai Ballroom

Registration $75, including meals & resources

Contact Maureen for exhibit or Hana No’eau Table or to volunteer:



Saturday, May 9, 9:30 am – 5:00 pm

May Day by the Bay

Wai’oli Beach Park, Hanalei

Cost:  $5

Info:  ‘Ahahui Kiwila Hawaii ‘O Mo’ikeha

(808) 635-9028


May 19 & 20; 6:30 pm

Auditions for

“Hawaii’s (Un)Official History”

Written by Cass Foster & Bill Alewyn

Directed by Cass Foster

Rehearsals start June 8

WIT’s End, Kukui Grove Mall, next to Bread & Deli Connection


June Art & Culture Events


Hawaii Children’s Theatre announces

2020 Summer Theater Fun – Summer Stars, Bootcamp & more

June 8 – July 16 Keiki at Play, Ages 5 – 7, 8 am – 12 pm

AM Rising Stars, Ages 8 – 15, 8 am – 12 pm

June 8 – July 19

PM Summer Starts, Ages 8 – 15, 1 – 5 pm

Puhi Theatrical Warehouse

June 15 – 28, HCT West, Ages 8 – 15, 8 am – 4:30 pm

Historic Waimea Theater

Space is limited! Register March 1 at

(808) 246-8985; Financial Aid Available;


Saturday, June 20, 11:00 am – 12:00 noon

Ke Kula Mele Spring Concert

Enjoy the music of Ke Kula Mele, School of Hawaiian music, under the direction of Kumu Alan Akaka. Students will perform songs about THESE ISLANDS on steel guitar, ‘ukulele, guitar and Hawaiian style bass for this Spring Concert

Windward Mall, 46-056 Kamehameha Highway, Kaneohe

Free and open to the public

Info:  (808) 235-1143;;



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Many ongoing events may be cancelled or postponed!


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Aesthetica Art Prize Call for Entries
Hosted by Aesthetica Magazine
Awards: L5,000 Main Prize; L1,000 for Emerging Prize Winner; Publication within Future Now: 100 Contemporary Artists Anthology; Participate in annual Art Prize Exhibition
Aesthetica Magazine
PO Box 371
York; YO23 1 WL, UK


Every second Saturday of the month: 5:00 – 9:00 pm
Open House at Warehouse 3540
music, food, shops and galleries
3540 Koloa Road, Lawai
Info:  Leah Brown (808) 346-1523

Every Wednesday, 1:00 pm
Paper Craft Maker Space
Cut, Paste, Fold, Assemble, Color, Shape, Laugh, Learn with other paper craftors and paper maker artists – individual or group projects
Gifts for yourself or to sell at the Library book sales
Lihue Public Library Conference Room, 4344 Hardy Street?Info:  (808) 241-3222, Carolyn Larson

Hawaii State Foundation on Culture & The Arts
asking interested artists to submit qualifications
for various commissioned works in upcoming
HSFCA public art projects.  Register with
website developed by Western States Arts Federation (WESTAF) to
facilitate calls for artists & artworks.  Registration is free, secure and
offers access to visual arts opportunities nationwide.
Go to for information,
answers to FAQs, tech tips, image prep and Questions forum.

Plein air pastel lessons w/ Helen Turner
One-on-one or two max in the field; beginners or advanced
All materials provided
Plein air oil painting lessons w/ Helen Turner
One-on-one in the field; beginners or advanced
All materials provided
Waimea Studio, 10:30 am-2:30 pm weekdays,
9665 Kaumuali’I Hwy; across Shrimp Station
Info:  (808) 346-9357;


HAL side: “…and how does your garden grow?”
United side: “Malama HULEIA
Brought to you by Garden Island Arts Council
Funded by a grant from the County of Kauai OED
(open to all passengers in transit)


Every first Saturday of month, 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Lawai International Center Community Caring Day
Nurture grounds and plant orchids; lunch will be served
Bring gloves, clippers, sickles, rakes, weed whackers, hedge trimmers/cutters
Info:; (808) 639-4300;

Weekly Sunshine Markets: Fresh ingredients, holiday foods & gifts, taro products,
tropical plants and flowers, coffee, holiday pies & baked goods,
goat cheese, health & beauty items from goat’s milk and more.
Sundays, 10:00 am – 3:00 pm, Kalalea Anahola Farmers’ Hui, Hokualele Road
Mondays, 12:00, Koloa Sunshine Market, Annie Knudsen Ball Park
Mondays, 3:00 – 4:30 pm, Kukui Grove Sunshine Market, next to K-Mart
Mondays & Fridays, 3 – 7 pm, Kealia Farm Market & tours, Lanai
Tuesdays, 3 – 4 pm, Kalaheo Neighborhood Center
Wednesdays, 10:00 am – 3:00 pm, Kalalea Anahola Farmers’ Hui,
Wednesdays, 3 – 4:30 pm, Kapaa New Town Park
Thursdays, 3:00 – 4:00 pm, Hanapepe Sunshine Market, Park
Thursdays, 4:30 – 5:30 pm, Kilauea Sunshine Market, Neighborhood Center
Fridays, 3:00 – 5:00 pm, Lihue Sunshine Market, Vidinha Stadium
Saturday, 9:30 am – 1:00, KCC Sunshine Market, Kauai Community College
Saturday, 9:00 am – 12:00, Kilauea Sunshine Market, Anaina Hou Comm Ctr
Saturdays, 9:30 – 11:30 am, Hanalei Sunshine Market, Waioli Park

Kauai County Farm Bureau presents:
Wednesdays, 3:30 – 6:00 pm, Kauai Culinary Market, The Shops at Kukuiula
Saturdays, 9:30 am – 1:00 pm, Kauai Community Market, KCC parking lot
Info:  KCFB (808) 855-5429; KCC Market Manager (808) 652-3217

The Mokan Nokan Show
Broadcasting 5 times a week on OC16 Channel 12
Kauai Profile and Interesting Things Happening on Kauai
View Episodes —
Info:  Mel Bell-Grey, (808) 431-4711

First Monday each month, 5:00 – 7:00 pm
Kekaha Community Garden
Help with our garden work on the first Monday of each month
Learn about the importance of nutritious food-school groups welcome
Free compost bins for residents (call for availability)
8610 Kiowea Road between Aukuu and Elepaio Rds.
(in back of St Paul’s Episcopal Church, Kekaha)
Info:    Phoebe Eng, (808) 635-6145

Saturdays monthly, 8:30 am
Forest Workday
Koke’e CCC Camp
Register:  Koke’e Natural History Musuem
(808) 335-9975.;

First Saturday night of each month, 5:30 – 8:30 pm
Old Kapaa Town Art Walk
Live music, meet the artists, tasty bites,
dancing, entertainment, support local businesses
Info:  Angelique Ell,

Second Saturday of each month, 8:30 pm until lunch
Friends of the Path Clean Up
Ke Ala Hele Makalae, the path that goes by the coast
Potluck lunch at 11:00 am
Meet at the rest pavilion makai of the Kapaa Neighborhood Center
Info:  Brett, (808) 639-4561

Every Sunday, 6:00 – 8:30 pm
Sing, dance and feel the vibrational sounds of energetic meditation chanting
kirtan guided yoga breathing, and spiritual insights from sacred yoga texts
Vegetarian dinner
Anahola location – call for directions
Free and open to the public, (808) 551-6610

Every Tuesday, 10:00 a.m. — 11:30 a.m.
Kauai Baby Swimming Safety Skills
Lava Lava Beach Club
Info: Anastasia,

First Saturday of the Month Open House, 6:00-9:00 pm
Open House — Dolphin Touch Wellness Center
Are you in need of some clarity or relief in your life? Come discover some of the wonderful Holistic Health Practitioners of Kauai. There is a wide array of professionals here to serve all of your health needs.  Free sessions on the Amethyst Biomat, mini-readings for $20, free wellness consultations, superfood samples.
Info: Jeanne Russell (808) 822-4414;


Wednesdays, 5:00 – 6:00 pm
Hula ‘Auana Class
Instructor:  Sherri “Puni” Patrick
New session begins every quarter
At the Kauai Musuem
No charge
Info:  Kauai Museum, (808) 245-6931

Thursdays, 7:00 – 8:30 pm
Hula for Kupuna – by invitation only
Instructor:  Sherri “Puni” Patrick
Waimea Neighborhood Center Courtroom
New sessions begins every quarter
No charge
Info: Sherri “Puni” Patrick (808) 651-5744

Sundays 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
88 Shrines at Lawai International Center
Tour times:  10 am, 12 pm, 2 pm
Brief video & talk story session by Lynn Muramoto
Donations are appreciated
Info:  (808) 639-4300,

Halau Hula O Leilani Registration for Hula and Tahitian Classes
Call (or text) kumu Leilani Rivera Low at 808-651-0682 to register now through December for hula classes and Tahitian classes in Kapaa and Koloa.
Mondays – hula classes at Ka Ui o ka Aina center in Coconut Marketplace, Kapaa. Kaikamahine ages 5-12 at 5:00 pm. Teens & wahine 6:30– 8:00 pm
Tuesdays  – Koloa Neighborhood Center, hula classes for girls ages 4-12 from 3:45 pm
Wednesdays – Tahitian classes for kaikamahine by Ariel Leilani Bond
at 6:00-6:45 pm at Courtyard by Marriott Hotel.
Thursdays – Tahitian Class for teens, Koloa Neighborhood Ctr, 4:30 – 5:30 pm
Saturdays – Tahitian classes for teens & wahine by Ariel Leilani Bond,
11:00 am- 12:00 pm at Hawaiian Cultural Center in Coconut Marketplace.
Info: Leilani Low or text (808) 651-0682 or email

Ongoing Thursdays, 4:00 – 5:30 pm
Aloha International’s
“Halau Hula Na Lei Kupua O Kaua’I”
Dance, Chant, Language & Legends
Under the direction of Ho’opa’a Fern Merle-Jones & Kumu Susan Pa’iniu Floyd
Under the guidance of Hula Loea Kawaikapuokalani Hewett
Ongoing & drop in adult guests are welcome; No prior experience required
Kilauea Dance & Fitness Center
$15 donation
Info:  Call Fern Merle-Jones, (808) 639-0964;

2nd, 3rd, 4th Saturdays, 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Kauai Museum’s Saturday Clubs
monthly workshops on unique island traditions
Kauai Museum daily public tours, 10:30 am to noon
Led by knowledgeable & entertaining docents
Free with admission to the museum
The Kauai Museum, Keepers of the Culture
Info:  (808) 245-6931

Waimea Plantation Lifestyle Tour
Ongoing – Every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday,
volunteer guides lead walking tours through
the Waimea Plantation Cottages and the Waimea
Sugar Company “camp” houses, which date from the
turn of the 20th century. Tours take approximately
90 minutes and are limited to 12 people.
Waimea Town
Info: (808) 337-1005


Kauai Dance Theatre

Summer/Fall Term begins August 12

12 week dance sessions in Kalaheo for ages 4 yrs to adult
Ballet – Pre-ballet through Ballet Level V
Tap Dance – beginner, intermediate, morning short term adult classes
Private lessons in ballet, tap, contemporary styles available
Janie Crane, Director, 332-9737,
For more info: visit or see KDT’s Facebook page

Kauai Dance Center
Professional dance training ages 3 through advanced.
Beginning Adults welcome.

Dance classes for all ages and abilities

Ballet, Hip Hop, Lyrical, Spanish dance & Modern Dance.

Directors, Jennifer Bell-Grey & Mel Bell-Grey

Dance season Aug 2018-May 2019 – enrolling now

Start lessons anytime throughout the year

Performing opportunities available

Schedule your free trial class today.

Tel: (808) 823-9588 Cell/text (415) 990-5145


Accredited teacher graduate of the Royal Ballet School London, England. Diploma Royal Academy of Dancing.?Home Studio located at Eyes Wide Open Productions Nawiliwili/Lihue as well as a satellite studio on the North Shore, Princeville community center.

Aloha Dance Studio — Enrolling now
full schedule online at
Professional instruction for ages 3 through adult
Hip Hop, Tap, Jazz, Ballet, Pointe, Modern,
Flamenco, Contemporary and Lyrical jazz
Elite Company Groups
Freaky Fridays at Kukui Grove Center every October
Beginner through Advanced welcome
Info:  Tiffany Dodge, (808) 245-1810


Every Sunday, 4:30-7:30 pm
Open Mic
Paco’s Tacos Cantina, Poipu

Every Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday, 6:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Group `Ukulele Classes by Kirk Smart
Hanalei Strings and Things, Ching Young Village, Hanalei
Info:  Kirk Smart,; (808) 826,9633

Wednesday nights, 6:00 – 9:00 pm
Easy Living Jazz Duet — Helen Turner, flute; Jeff Iglesia, guitar
Hukilau Lanai

Every Wednesday Night, 7:00 – 9:00 pm
Larry Rivera’s Love & Aloha Show (Every Wednesday)
Larry & Lurline performing
Cafe Portofino, Kalapaki
Other Larry Rivera Live Performances:
Every Friday Afternoon, 5:00 pm
Coconut Marketplace Center Stage, Waipouli
Every Saturday, 1:00 pm
Kauai Museum, Lihue
Every Sunday, 6:00 – 8:00 pm
Garden Island Grill, Koloa town
Info:  Larry Rivera,


Thursdays. 1:00 – 2:00 pm
Qi Gong Golden 8
A Beginning Qi Gong Class – ONGOING
Promotes balancing the body for greater health, increasing vitality,
and radiating more energy
Lihue Neighborhood Center
Turn at AT&T on Kuhio Hwy, drive down two blocks to Eono St,
turn right and drive down one block to the Center; park in the
parking lot and go to the Old Main Hall.
Free for all ages
Info:  (808) 635-0306; Peter Sterne

Fitness Classes in Kalaheo and Poipu
Barre, Yoga, Pilates, TRX, Circuit
Location:  Southside sports Center (Poipu) and Private Studio (Kalaheo),
call (808) 332-6320 for directions
Info:  Jodee Burris, ACE Certified Group Fitness Instructor, 212-4034,
Current schedule & fees online: 

Kupuna Wellness Ageless Beauty Fitness Program
with Rose T. Warken Ceballos, certified fitness trainer, instructor,
Wellness Guidance, Author
Monday, 8 – 9:30 am:  Total Conditioning – Hanapepe N Ctr
Monday, 10:30 – 11:30 am: ChairAerobic-Koloa N Ctr
Wednesday, 8:00 – 9:30 am: Body and Mind Clarity – Kalaheo N Ctr
Friday, 8 – 9:30 am:  Total Conditioning – Kalaheo N Ctr
Classes are free and for Seniors
You will need your doctor’s approval before beginning a new exercise program
Info:  (808) 652-8985;
Rose’s classes have support recognition from County of Kauai

Every Monday, Wednesday, Friday, 8:30 – 9:45 am
Aloha Aerobics
Stretch, step and weights – complete fun workshop for Baby Boomers in particular; All Welcome
All Saints Gym, Kapaa
Info:  (808) 822-3817

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“The problem with doing nothing is not knowing when you’re finished”
–Nelson DeMille