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October Arts & Culture Events


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

Hawai’i Craftsmen Annual Statewide Exhibition 2020

October 23 – November 14

Opening Reception: Friday, October 23, 2020, 6:00 -8:00 pm

Downtown Art Center, 1041 Nu’uanu Ave, Honolulu, HI, 2nd floor exhibition hall

Online Jurying for Hawaii Craftsmen Annual Statewide Exhibition 2020
Registration via HC website: 
September 7 – October 5 (3 images)
sites to help you photograph your 3D Art:
Acceptance notification: Monday, October 12, 5:00 pm
Accepted entries delivered to Downtown Art Center by October 17

Juror Susan Sayre Batton, Oshman Executive Director, San Jose Museum of Art (


September 25 – October 30, 2020

2020 Art Kauai Exhibition

Saturday, September 12, 11:00 am – 4:30 pm

Kauai Society of Artists Gallery, Kukui Grove Center

Art Kauai Entry Day – by appointment (3 artists at a time)

Email: (for appointment time)

Sunday, October 31, noon to 4:00 pm

Pick up of unsold exhibition artwork

No opening reception due to Covid-19

Juror:  Professor Maile Andrade

KSA Art Gallery open daily:  noon to 4 pm; Fridays:  noon to 7 pm


Thursday, October 1
Thursdays 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Fridays & Saturdays 10:00 am – 9:00 pm
Sundays 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Pau Hana Fridays 4:00 – 9:00 pm – FREE to residents
Honolulu Museum of Art
Will open for in-person visits
Info & advanced tickets:


Wednesday, October 7, 3:00 pm (Every Wednesday)
Jeff Peterson Live Concert Online at “Stageit” website
Oct 7 – “Hawaiian Music in the 1950s and 60s” (30 minutes)
Ticket Price: “Pay what you feel”


October 10 – four hours
Virtual Eo e Emalani i Alaka’i
Lesah Gail Merritt will extend her reign as Queen Ema
18 Hula Halau participating
A link will be provided for day of airing
Info: follow on facebook – Hui o Laka/ Kokee Museum; (808) 335-9975


October 18 – 24, 2020
NirMANAfest, Kauai’s mural festival will premier mural painting by 15 mural artists on five walls at the end of Umi Street off Rice Street. These 15 artists were selected out of a broad range of applicants by a panel of experts including Carol Bennett, Elsa Alvarez, Carol Yotsuda, Vanessa Owens and Addison Bulosan. There is a youth mentoring component as part of this Rice Street Project. Public viewing of muralists at work will be available.
Please check out the NirMANAfest website and promote it in conversations you have about Rice Street Creative Community development:


Thursday, October 22, 7:45 – 9:00 am
Lihue Business Association
14th Annual Meeting via Video Conferencing
Keynote Speaker: The Honorable David Y. Ige, Governor of the State of Hawaii
Register to attend at
Info: Pat Griffin, President, LBA


Year 2021 Events


7:00 pm; Doors open at 5:30 pm
“An Evening of Hawaiian Music”
Keola Beamer, Jeff Peterson & Uluwehi Guerrero
With Moanalani Beamer
Mokihana Club Benefit Concert & Silent Auction
Benefits Nursing Students, Music Students
& Community Outreach Projects
Kauai Beach Resort, Wailua
Tickets $50 General; $75 Gold Circle
Tickets: (808) 755-5235


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Many ongoing events may be cancelled or postponed!


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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: “One Man’s Artistry – Joseph Hoonani Kaauwai”
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)



U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Announces

 Re-instatement of Public Visitation to K?lauea Point National Wildlife Refuge

Beginning July 9, 2020, K?lauea Point NWR will re-instate public visitation under a revised schedule of Thursday through Saturday except for Federal holidays. The refuge has implemented a timed entry reservation system in order to meet the CDC, state and local guidance related to COVID-19 and to better manage high visitation demand and limited parking availability. Reservations are required for all visitors age 16 and older in order to visit the Refuge and can be booked online through Recreation.govat the following link: The $10 entry fee along with a $1 reservation booking fee will be charged for individuals 16 and older. Kama??ina as well as America The Beautiful Passes will be continue to be honored; however, passholders must also make online reservations through and pay the $1 online booking fee in advance of their visit to the Refuge.


NTBG (National Tropical Botanical Garden) will open its Kauai gardens:

Tuesday, June 16—Limahuli Garden, north shore

Wednesday, July 1 – McBryde Garden and Allerton Garden

All tours require a reservation

Garden admission fees have been modified to accommodate every member of the community;

Reservation:; or call (808) 742-2623 for McBryde & Allerton; (808) 826-1053 for Limahuli

Media contact:

Kauai Community College Office of Continuing Education
Online Classes offered

Register:; or call KCC-OCET (808) 245-8318

Kaua’i Community College Culinary Arts Restaurant will be closed for service to the public for Fall Semester 2020.

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.
Wednesdays, 3 – 4:30 pm, Kapaa New Town Park
Thursdays, 3:00 – 4:00 pm, Hanapepe Sunshine Market, Park

The Mokan Nokan Show

New Episode:  “It’s Not Easy Being Me”
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

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

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;


Hawaii State Public Library System Announces 

Expanded Hours and Use of Ancestry Database

HONOLULU – Beginning Monday, July 6th, the Hawaii State Public Library System (HSPLS) will be expanding public service hours at branches to include some evening and weekends hours.  Computer Time at the Library and Library Take Out services will continue to be offered, but full access to libraries is not available yet due to the ongoing pandemic conditions.  McCully-Moiliili and Liliha remain closed while under construction.

“We’ve heard from many library patrons that want to pick up materials, but cannot visit our libraries because of their work schedules.  As our community begins returning to work, we want to make sure more people have an opportunity to access library services, especially our families and students.  We hope these new evening and weekend hours will help the community, while also helping us maintain safe and healthy spaces,” said State Librarian Stacey A. Aldrich.

Libraries will be open only for library patrons with computer reservations, which can be made online via our website or by calling a library.  A limited number of walk-ins may be accepted, based on available space, on a first-come, first-served basis.

All library patrons entering the building to use the computers are required to wear a face covering, which covers both their nose and mouth.  All equipment and high touch areas will be cleaned after each computer session is completed.

HSPLS is also pleased to announce that the use of Ancestry Library Edition from home is extended through July 31, 2020.

HSPLS is grateful to the public for their patience as we continue phase in services and implement new protocols for ensuring that our spaces are safe and healthy for everyone.

For more information, please visit our website at

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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


Library Development Services Section

Hawaii State Public Library System

3225 Salt Lake Blvd., Suite 205, Honolulu, HI  96818  |  (808) 831-6878

Email: | Web:


Wednesdays, 5:00 – 6:00 pm (ON HOLD DURING PANDEMIC)
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 (ON HOLD DURING PANDEMIC)
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

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;


Kauai Dance Theatre

Ballet and Tap Dance classes for ages 5-adult

For current schedule visit

Join us for our 35th season of “Quality Instruction in the Art of Dance”

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

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 Evening
Rice Street Business Association hosts
Online music concerts – Live video broadcasts from home of musicians; local businesses promoted

Call to make arrangements

Private`Ukulele Classes by Kirk Smart
Hanalei Strings and Things, Ching Young Village, Hanalei
Info:  Kirk Smart,; (808) 826,9633


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;

Monday, 1:00 – 2:00 pm – Basic

Thursdays. 1:00 – 2:00 pm – Advanced
Qi Gong Golden 8
Qi Gong Classes – ONGOING via ZOOM and you’ll be with us.
Promotes balancing the body for greater health, increasing vitality,
and radiating more energy
Free for all ages
Info: (808) 635-0306; Peter Sterne

Pu’uwai Fitness Kauai

Fitness Classes in Kalaheo and Poipu
Barre, Yoga, Pilates, TRX, Circuit
Location:  Southside sports Center (Poipu) and Private Studio (Kalaheo),
Covid-19 Safety Details are followed

call (808) 332-6320 for directions

Info:  Jodee Burris, ACE Certified Group Fitness Instructor, 212-4034,
Current schedule & fees online:

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–Nelson DeMille