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September Arts & Culture Events


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


Every Evening
Rice Street Business Association hosts
Online music concerts Live video broadcasts from home of musicians; local businesses promoted
Info: Terry Liu, (703) 371-3026;


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


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:

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 (


Malama Kauai and Kupa’a Kauai present:
Aloha ‘Aina Workforce Program – Summer/Fall 2020
Open for Applications Now! (posted through August 21)
Offering living-wage jobs in conservation and food systems
at $20 per hour for 12 weeks, starting August 31
Job Options available:
Office Assistant at Kauai Forest Bird Recovery Project, Hanapepe
Marketing Specialist at Hawaii Farmers Market Association
Eat Local Challenge Coordinator at HAPA
Education Specialist at Reef Guardians
Agoforestry Technician at Common Ground, Kilauea
Apprentice Water Systems Distribution Operator at Moloaa Irrigation Cooperative, Moloaa
Dairy, Kitchen & Farm Operations Assistant at Kauai Kunana Dairy, Moloaa
Construction & Maintenance Worker at Kauai Kunana Dairy, Moloaa
Farm Worker at Kalalea View Farm, Anahola
Office Assistant at Kapaa Banana Co, Kapaa
Farm Worker at Kapaa Banana Co, Kapaa
Grants & Purchasing Assistant at Hawaii Food Bank, Lihue
Fishpond Restoration Technician at Mala Huleia, Lihue
Farm Worker at Rainbow Roots Farm, Puhi
Bookkeeper & Grants Administrator at Hale Puna, Waimea
Farm & Market Coordinator at Hale Puna, Waimea
Farm Worker at Kumano I Ke Ala, Waimea
Field Technician at Kauai Forest Bird Recovery Project, Hanapepe
Conservation Field Technician at Kokee Resource Conservation Program, Kokee


Saturdays 10:00 am – 12:00 pm; August 15 – October 3
Hawaii Children’s Theatre present
Theater Production Intensive for Teens; Limit 8 per class
All materials provided; just bring your creativity!
Go behind the scenes with top Kauai Theater Professionals & learn how to make the magic happen
Faculty: Sydney & Sienna Agudong, Bobbee Downs, Barbara Green, Taj Gutierrez, Rebecca Hanson, Bailey Hutton, Arnold Meister,
Marly Madayag, Marty Schmidt
Workshop Topics: Makeup, Set Design, Choreography, Costume
Design, Lighting Design 7:00-9:00 pm), Stage Management, Acting for the Camera, Directing!
Puhi Theatrical Warehouse
Reserve your spot:


August 27 – October 1, Every Thursday, 5:30 – 7:30 pm
The Art of Cartooning is Back
40+ Year Pro – Paul Reynolds
Open to ages 15 and up
Discover and develop your drawing style
Discover the tools of the cartoonist
Discover and develop your type of humor
Discover how to write and develop
Discover the various markets to “play your trade”
Kauai Community College OCET
Contact: (808) 245-8318


August 28 – September 3
Friday, August 28, 5:00 – 9:00 pm
Opening Reception for Exhibition
Six Island Quilters – Julie Fregeau, Cindy Halasey, Jeni Hardy,
m. Lea Ingram, Lesley Morris, Toni Wass
Quilt Exhibit & Sale – Every-day to Fine Art Quilts
Many quilts will be for sale
Come join us, meet the quilters, talk story, enjoy beautiful handwork
Show Open Daily, 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Kauai Society of Artists Gallery, Kukui Grove Mall, Lihue
Info: Lea Ingram, (808) 652-2261;


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  at 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.


Hawaii State Public Library System Service 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

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:


Thursday, September 3, 2:00 pm
Hakipu’u ‘Aina Aloha: Kanaka Stewardship & Engagement Webinar
Featuring Kolea & Summer Fukumitsu, Malia Akutagawa, Kamana Beamer, Liko Hoe; moderated by David Forman & David Price
Live on OHA Facebook Page & via Zoom at


Natural Healing Research Foundation presents
Saturday, September 5, 8:00 am HST
& Sunday, September 6, 2:00 pm HST
“Summer into Autumn” by Master Hong
Presentation via Zoom (space limited so secure date choice)
$10 for live Zoom Program; only Mastercard or VISA accepted
Contact to register: Ann Yamamoto, NHRF-Oahu, (808) 348-7565
Provide your name, email address, phone number, choice of date & credit card information


Wednesday, September 9, 12:00 pm HST
Hawaii Community Foundation presents
“Choke Hold/ Disrupting the System, Transforming the Police”
Live Conversation w/ Georgetown law professor & MSNBC commentator Paul Butler, author of Chokehold: Policing Black Men
Butler will be interviewed by UH professor Robert Perkinson, author of Texas Tough: The Rise of America’s Prison Empire
Special Guests: Ken Lawson, co-director, Hawaii Innocence Project; Kamaile Maldonado, public policy advocate, Office of Hawaiian Affairs
Presented by Hawaii Community Foundation, Kamehameha Schools, The William S. Richardson School of Law, & the College of Social Sciences.
Need to register for Zoom Webinar at University of Hawaii


Thursday, September 10, 4:30 pm
Return to Pa’ula’ula/Fort Elizabeth (Waimea)
Installation of 8-foot bronze sculpture of King Kaumualii at Pa’ula’ula, his ancestral home and Royal Compound
Visit our FB site:
like us and register for this interesting event.
Dr Peter Mills, author of “Hawaii’s Russian Adventure: A New Look at Old History” will present stories and considerations on interpreting and sharing a complex history of this significant site.
Presented by Historic Hawaii Foundation in collaboration with Friends of Kaumualii.


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)
Monday, September 14, noon to 4:00 pm
Pick up non-accepted work
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


September 19, 2020 10 AM to 3:30 PM

CSL Kauai Telethon Fun-Raiser Center for Spiritual Living Kaua’i, the island’s only Science of Mind spiritual community, will present Kauai’s first-ever telethon to raise funds for CSL’s expansion efforts.

Live-streamed on and CSL Kauai’s Facebook Page, the telethon
fun-raiser will present five-and-a-half hours of non-stop entertainment, featuring more than 20 local talented musicians and inspired speakers, including Jivan Hertzog, Maria Christina, Reverend Patrick Feren, Reverend Rita Andriello, the Sacred Earth Choir, Charles Woolfork, Jeremy and Aimee Brown, Kumu Sabra Kauka, Kiah Abendroth, Maria Christina, Melissa Mojo, Dhyana Dunville, Marian Head, Siri Shabad, Christine Melamed, Trishana Star, Steve Backinoff, Maronda Rice, and the East Side Rhythm Tribe, among others.

For more info, call 808-431-1700.


Kauai Mokihana Festival 2020 Schedule
A week-long celebration of Hawaiian culture, including educational lectures and music and hula competition on the island of Kauai:
Sunday, September 20, 2020; 10:00 am
Kapaa First Hawaiian Church, Kapaa — Virtual
Monday, September 21, 6:00 pm
Kauai Composers Concert & Contest — Online
Tuesday, September 22, 6:00 pm
Cultural Presentation — Online
Wednesday, September 23, 6:00 pm
Cultural Presentation — Online
Mele Inoa (name songs that honor people)
Thursday, September 24, 6:00 pm
Cultural Presentation — Online
Friday, September 25, 6:00 pm
Hula Hoike – Online
Featuring Halau Hula from Kauai, Maui, Oahu, Hawaii, California, Washington and Japan;
Plus highlights of previous KMF Hula Competitions
Saturday, September 26, 6:00 pm
Miss Mokihana Hula Kahiko — Online
Tickets: Call (808) 652-4497;

Wednesday, September 23, 5:30 pm
Council Candidates Forum
Focus will be on Climate Change & Impacts on Kauai & how we might prepare. All 14 candidates expected to participate
Watch on Ho’ike public television, channel 53
or tune into KKCR radio,
or watch on Community Coalition for Kauai (CCK) FaceBook live.
Co-sponsored by Kauai Climate Action Coalition, Community Coalition for Kauai, Kauai Surfrider Foundation, Zero Waste Kauai and the Kauai Women’s Caucus
Info: Laurel, 635-7941


September 26, 3:00 pm
Hawaiian Steel Guitar Showcase presents via the internet
Livestreamed performances of your favorite steel guitar masters
and also on Showcases’s Facebook Page
Contributions gratefully accepted to HIMELE or virtual tip jar on Events page
Come join the Hawaii Institute for Music Enrichment and Learning Experience (HIMELE)
Iinfo: Alan Akaka, Ke Kula Mele Hawaii o Akaka,


October Arts & Culture Events


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:


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)


Kauai Community College Office of Continuing Education
Online Classes offered

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

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;


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

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;

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

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


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;

Thursdays. 1:00 – 2:00 pm
Qi Gong Golden 8
A Beginning Qi Gong Class – 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: 

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

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