ART TO GO
diversity from ancient Hawaiian
s to paintings by Van Gogh
Then wrap up the jaunt by
nique stationery, prints and
hat reflect the international
olulu Museum of Art’s
eum.org) vast collections.
ds fuel public accessibility to
HoMA’s Honolulu properties.
through Friday tours at 1800 Kalakaua Ave.
“Visitors may not have museums at the top
of their list. But when they come to HoMA,
they are often surprised to find a world-class, encyclopedic collection and lots
of amenities. There are cafes, a theater
and our Museum Shop, which includes
an extensive selection of works by the
islands’ finest artisans and craftspeople.”
2.17-19:;Panaewa Stampede Rodeo.
This roundup starts with rodeo fare,
such as barrel racing and bull riding,
and adds unique contests from paniolo
(Hawaiian cowboy) days. Kids love the
clowns, skits and novelty acts. It’s held
at Hilo’s Panaewa Equestrian Center.
2.18:;Kokua Kailua. Guests take to the streets at this
monthly afternoon party in Kailua-Kona. From Kailua Pier to Hualalai
Road, folks stroll and stop by dozens
of vendor booths to view local arts
and crafts; sample tasty munchies;
and listen to live music. (www.historic
2.2-3:;Kauai Steel Guitar Festival. Smooth,
sliding melodies emanate from the steel
guitar, whose sound is closely linked to
Hawaii. At Courtyard Kauai at Coconut
Beach, clients learn more about the
instrument and hear it played by masters. ( www.kauaisteelguitarfestival.com)
2.17-25:;Waimea Town Celebration.
This cherished tradition invites visitors
to step back in time with cultural and
recreational activities. As Kauai’s largest
and oldest festival, it regales guests with
hula, films, food, games, storytelling
and concerts in west Kauai. (www.
2.2-3:;Punahou Carnival. Notable for famous
alums such as former president Barack
Obama, Honolulu’s historic private
school hosts a bash each year with
fairway rides, booths, art, an auction,
a variety show, a white elephant tent
and loads of Hawaiian food. (www.
2.19:;Great Aloha Run. This 8-mile route from
Aloha Tower to Aloha Stadium appeals
to all age groups and ability levels.
A successful charity event, it draws
throngs of enthusiastic participants,
including military troops who jog in
formation. ( www.greataloharun.com)
2.23:;Chinese New Year in Lahaina. Lion dances, drums, gongs, cymbals and firecrackers usher in the Year of the Dog during Lahaina’s lively
cultural festivities. Fortune telling, martial-arts demonstrations, calligraphy classes
and bamboo-flute performances enhance the family fun. ( www.lahainarestoration.org)
Chinese New Year festivities
draw crowds to Lahaina’s
Wo Hing Museum.
Relish rich cultural connections with every step to
waterfall. Along the way,
with practitioners perpetuating ancient traditions
of stone carving, lauhala-weaving and weapon-making at this sacred North Shore treasure (59-864
Kamehameha Hwy.) garnished with 5,000 botanicals.