TODAY, August 11
TWO DAYS OF HAWAIIAN CULTURE AT KAWAIHAE
Where: Pu‘ukohola Heiau National Historic Site in Kawaihae
When: Aug. 11-12
Details: The public is invited to the 40th Annual Ho‘oku‘ikahi Establishment Day Hawaiian Cultural Festival. Here is the schedule for the free event: Saturday, 6:30-10 a.m., the opening ho‘okupu, or gift-giving, ceremony and warrior exhibitions and pageantry; Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., cultural demonstrations, traditional crafts, Hawaiian food tasting, canoe rides, games, music and more.
Contact: Pu‘ukohola visitor center, 882-7218
HIGASHI HONGWANJI BON DANCE
Where: Hilo Higashi Hongwanji Mission, 216 Mohouli St., Hilo
When: 7 p.m. Aug. 11
Details: Service for the departed starts at 7 p.m. Bon dance runs from 8-11 p.m. Free to the public. Food and drinks available at concession.
Contact: Roy Hamakawa, 935-8968, email@example.com
SUNDAY, August 12
PUNA MEN’S CHORUS ANNIVERSARY CONCERTS
Where: Puna, Hilo, Kona
When: 7 p.m.
Details: PMC celebrates five-year anniversary with “Flashback!” series: Aug. 12 at HPP Activity Center; Aug. 17, Palace Theater; Aug. 19, Keauhou Beach Resort. Tickets $15/$12.
THURSDAY, August 16
HUI OKINAWA TAIKO
Where: Palace Theater, Hilo
When: 6:30 p.m. Aug. 16
Details: Hui Okinawa Kobudo Taiko 10th anniversary celebration, with Hilo Okinawan Cultural Club, Kin Ryosho Dance Academy, Nidaime Teishin Kai, Hawaii Shibu Ryusei, Honryu Ryuko Kai, Hawaii Shima Shoshin Kai Koto Club. $10; for tickets, call Nancy Nakaishi, 961-4677.
Contact: 934-7010, firstname.lastname@example.org
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