Aloha Friday!

It's already mid-May and there are some sweet events that can be enjoyed by each and everyone this weekend. So that you don't miss a beat, I have curated this list of events happening this weekend!  

I'm helping a client move (from Puako to Puu Lani) this weekend, my eldest daughter has her first Outrigger Canoe Regatta and my wife and other daughter are learning to make lei for the upcoming King Kamehameha Day Parade.  Alot going on!

Not that I want the weekend to race by, but I'm starting off this Weekend Guide with an event on Monday...  

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Jazz Lab Rats at the HUB on Monday

When: Monday May 21

Where: The HUB in Hawi 

I will actually be sitting in with these jazz cats (or was it rats?) this coming Monday.  We get together to do this thing called Jazz Lab and every once and awhile we come out of the wood to share it with others.  


1. Hawai'i Kuauli Pacific & Asia Cultural Festival 

When: May 18-20

Where: Courtyard King Kamehameha's Kona Beach Hotel | Kailua-Kona, Hi.

To celebrate Hawai'i Island and its alluring role as a cultural melting pot, The Big Island Celebrates its first annual cultural Festival. This 3-day event is filled with different jampacked activities for each and everyone. 

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2. Honoka'a Western Week

When: May 20-28

Where:  45-3490 Mamane St (5,470.42 mi) Honokaa, Hawaii 96727

Join Honoka`a’s favorite party, Western Week rides into town May 20-28, 2018, celebrating the colorful, tasty, and somewhat bodacious paniolo heritage of Hāmākua. 

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3. Friday with Henry Kapono!

When: May 18

Where: Lava Lava Beach Club 69-1081 Ku‘uali’i Place Waikoloa, Hawaii 96738

Located on Anaeho’omalu Bay in legendary Waikoloa Beach Resort, Lava Lava Beach Club is the ideal destination for your worry-free dream getaway or special event. Henry performs every 3rd Friday of the month from 7:30-9:30 p.m.

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4. LIVE: Big Island Comedy Jam

When: May 18

Where: Hilo Palace Theater 38 Haili St, Hilo, Hawaii 96720

Laugh your hearts out as comedians Champ and Kaleo Pilanca, “The New C & K Uncut”, hit the Palace stage. Tickets: $20 General; $35 VIP Seating (includes two drinks). All tickets will be $5 more at the Door.

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5. Spring Recital at the HUB in Hawi

When:  May 19th

Where: The HUB Barn in Hawi 

Come enjoy and support childerens programs under the direction of Michal Carrillo and Mario Hill. Live Music with Kaahele (please check out her website, great music!) and Capoeira Agua de Beber...

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6. Annual Spring Concert: Mozart’s Requiem

When: May 19

Where: Mauna Lani Bay Hotel and Bungalows
68-1400 Mauna Lani Drive, Kohala Coast, HI 96743

Watch the 100-voice Kona Choral Society and 30-member Orchestra perform under the baton of world-famous choral conductor Dr. Joseph Flummerfelt (the world's best choral conductor).

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7. REIKI Certification

When: May 19-20

Where: Halai Healing Place in Kona and in Hawi, 75-5737 Kuakini Highway Kailua-Kona

Learn to harness the healing power of Spirit, the Source and essence of LIFE itself to heal yourself and others through the ancient Japanese tradition of the Usui Method of Natural Healing.

8. Stained Glass Basics I

When: May 19

Where: Volcano Art Center Niaulani Campus, 19-4074 Old Volcano Road Volcano

Try your hand at making stained glass art in this workshop for beginners. All of the basic techniques will be covered, from glass cutting, foiling, soldering, and completing with patina and polishing compound. Class fee is $100/$90 for VAC members plus a $15 supply fee.

9. Big Island Road Runners Scholarship 5K Run

When: May 20

Where: Reed's Bay Park, Hilo

The Scholarship 5K Run is a celebration of graduating seniors scholarship awards. Cost for non-members is $10 and for members is $5.