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| July 4, 2013 | 0 Comments

Photography Competition — The Waikiki Aquarium invites amateur and professional photographers ages 18 and older to compete for a chance to be featured in the 2014 Aquarium Calendar. Entries will be accepted through the Aquarium’s Facebook page until Aug. 5. 2013. Visit

6 / Saturday
Hula Ho‘olauna Festival — Japan and Hawaii honor hula’s culture for a weekend-long celebration featuring more than 500 dancers.
•Festivities begin 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, July 6, at Khala Mall with a hula exhibition.
•A hula halau competition, hula demonstration and Hawaiian craft and products sale, noon-6:45 p.m., highlight Sunday, July 7, at The Royal Hawaiian’s Coconut Grove.
Free admission. Seating at the hula competition, however, is limited to friends and family of participating  halau, and those with a Hawaii state ID or military ID.

12 / Friday
Sesame Street — Tickets are on sale for 16 performances of Sesame Street’s “Can’t Stop Singing” at the Blaisdell Concert Hall, July 12-21.
Tickets range from $12-$28 and can be purchased at the Blaisdell box office, all Ticketmaster Outlets, online at or by phone at (800) 745-3000. Visit

13 / Saturday
Pacific Aviation Museum — A new exhibit honoring Pacific Aviation pioneers officially opens 3-4:30 p.m., July 13, Hangar 36. Free with paid museum admission. Call (808) 441-1007, email or visit for tickets and information.

14 / Sunday
“Flutter: A Green Experience” — Runs during center hours through July 14 as Pearlridge Center’s 16th annual free summer exhibit for families. The museum-quality display features a host of eco-friendly, hands-on educational activities, including a Butterfly Pavilion, Keiki Exploration Station and educational workshops.
The Butterfly Pavilion is open 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Monday-Saturday, and 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Sunday. Cost is $3; keiki under 8 are free with a paying adult.

“Cat on a Hot Tin Roof” — One of Tennessee Williams’s best-known works and winner of the Pulitzer Prize for drama, will run Thursday-Sunday, through July 14, at the Actors Group Theater, Dole Cannery Square. Military discount tickets, $12. Make reservations at or call 722-6941.

20 / Saturday
Prince Lot Hula Festival — The largest noncompetitive hula event in Hawaii, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., July 20. Honors Prince Lot Kapuaiwa, who reprised the once forbidden hula in the district of Moanalua, at historic Moanalua Gardens. The event will feature both hula kahiko (ancient) and chant, and hula auana (modern) performances. Dancers will perform on one of the few remaining pa hula (hula mounds) in Hawaii. Visit www.moanaluagardensfoundation.
org or call 839-5334.

21 / Sunday
Ukulele Festival — This 43rd annual event is largest event of its kind in the world, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Kapiolani Park Bandstand. Visit

Nature Walk — Join the Menehune Marchers Walking Club on a 5K or 10K walk. Start times are 9 a.m.-noon, July 21. Start point is the Kahua Nui Pavilion at the Ho‘omaluhia Botanical Garden, 45-680 Luluku Rd., Kaneohe. Call 261-3583 or visit


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