Community Calendar: Sept. 5

| September 5, 2014 | 0 Comments

5 / Friday

First Friday — Galleries and other arts venues open their doors this evening for artist receptions, live music and refreshments at The ARTS at Marks, 1159 Nuuanu Ave., Honolulu. These events are free and open to everyone from 5-9 p.m. Visit

6 / Saturday

Saturday Night on the Lawn — 25th ID Band performs, 5 p.m., Sept. 6, at Generals’ Field on Generals’ Loop for Soldiers, families, resident units on SB and WAAF, and friends of the 25th ID. Call (808) 655-4756.

Fisher House Run — The 2014 Tripler Fisher House 8K Hero & Remembrance Run starts on Ford Island, where over 7,000 boots will line the route. All participants are encouraged to be on island by 5 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 6, due to the high traffic volume. The race goes from 6-9 a.m. and honors every fallen service member since the 9/11 attacks.

The “Patriot Guard” and motorcycle riders will lead off the run, followed by Wounded Warriors (handbikes and wheelchairs), military units in formation and the rest of the participants. Register as a participant and rider for this free event at

A Fisher House is “a home away from home” for veterans and military families of patients receiving treatment at military medical centers. It is situated behind Tripler Army Medical Center. Call (931) 217-0800 for more details.

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Aloha Festival — Attend the opening of the Aloha Festival Royal Court at the Royal Grove, Royal Hawaiian Center, 2201 Kalakaua Ave., Honolulu, from 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Saturday. The Alii (king, queen, prince and princess) take their place in the 2014 Aloha Festivals Royal Court and members receive the royal cloak, helmet, head feather lei and other symbols of their reign. Traditional chant and hula kahiko (ancient hula) are highlights.

Revive the Live Music Festival — The festival’s focus is to celebrate and perpetuate the revival of Live Island Reggae Music in Hawaii. The one night festival will feature the top artists out of Hawaii and New Zealand. Location is the Waikiki Shell; doors open at 4 p.m. and music starts at 4:30 p.m. Tickets are $20-$80 at the Blaisdell Box Office or WalMart. All ages are welcome.

13 / Saturday

Aloha Festival: Keiki — Pearlridge Center will celebrate Aloha Festival: Keiki Hoolaulea with a wide variety of free activities, demonstrations, art & crafts and continuous stage performances from 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Sept. 13.

19 / Friday

Glass, Art and Bead Festival — Ward Warehouse, 1050 Ala Moana Blvd., Honolulu, will host this festival from Sept. 19-21. About 25 exhibitors will display beads, gemstones, findings, collectible glass art and jewelry. Admission and parking are free.

20 / Saturday

Waikiki Hoolaulea — Celebrating its 62nd year, from 7-11 p.m., the largest block party will kick off with the arrival of the Royal Court in Waikiki, on Kalakaua Avenue between Lewers and Kapahulu Avenue. Multiple stages of entertainment, lots of food, lei vendors and Hawaiian crafters will be spread along the world famous Kalakaua Avenue. Admission is free.

24 / Wednesday

Staples in Concert — Mavis Staples, one of the most iconic voices in rock and roll, and founding member of the Staples Sisters, will perform one performance only at the historic Hawaii Theatre, 7:30 p.m., Sept. 24. Ticket prices are $32, $42 and $62 (plus a $3 restoration fee). Get tickets from the Box Office, Hawaii Theatre Center, 1130 Bethel St., Honolulu, or charge by phone, (808) 528-0506. Visit

26 / Friday

Mary Poppins — Diamond Head Theatre celebrates the opening of its 100th season with this beloved family story. Performances are Sept. 26-Oct. 19, Thursdays-Sundays. Call 733-0274 to charge by phone or purchase tickets online at

27 / Saturday

Blue Angels — Tickets are on sale now for the “Wings Over the Pacific” air show, Sept. 27-28, at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam. Discounted tickets for military are available at all MWR ticket offices while supplies last. Military-discounted tickets will not be available for purchase online. Visit JBPHH MWR’s website at

Take Back Day — The Army in Hawaii is supporting National Prescription Take Back Day, Sept. 27, in commitment to a drug-free community. All may turn in unused or expired prescriptions for proper disposal.

Locations include the Schofield Barracks Post Exchange (PX), at the main lobby, near the flower shop, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Sept. 27. This event is free and anonymous.

Aloha Festival Parade — A colorful equestrian procession of pau (long-skirted) riders, exquisite floats with cascades of Hawaiian flowers, hula halau, marching bands and dignitaries will enliven Kalakaua Avenue during the Aloha Festivals parade, 9 a.m.-noon, Sept. 27. The parade route is from Ala Moana Park to Kapiolani Park. Visit

28 / Sunday

Gold Star Mothers — The U.S. takes the time to honor and express its gratitude to our Gold Star mothers who have lost a son or daughter in service to the nation on the last Sunday in September. The community is invited to join Gold Star mothers and families of the fallen at a special remembrance event and lei presentation, 11:30 a.m., Sept. 28, at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, or Punchbowl.

Mothers and family members who have lost military loved ones will place boots of the fallen and a lei of honor and remembrance at the foot of Lady Columbia. Call (808) 438-9285 for more details.

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