Calendar of Events

Please join us at Royal Hawaiian Center! Enjoy ongoing events and entertainment or center-wide celebrations. Nou Ka Hale— Our House is Your House.

Call our Helumoa Hale Guest Services & Heritage Room at (808) 922-2299 for event details.

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Signature Events

Baby Halloween Costume Photo Contest

Dress up your baby (0-12 month old) for Halloween and enter our Baby Halloween Costume Photo Contest by posting on Twitter, Instagram or Royal Hawaiian Center's Facebook Wall using the hashtag #RHC1stHalloween.

Date
September 24, 2014 - October 22, 2014
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Keiki Halloween Costume Contest

Keiki from infancy to 10 years old and families are invited to compete in the annual Royal Hawaiian Center Keiki Halloween Costume Contest. There will be five different categories and prizes to win. Stevo the Clown will be the MC for the afternoon and will also be making balloon animals before ...

Date
October 26, 2014 at 3:00 PM
Time
3:00 PM – 5:30 PM
Location
Royal Grove
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September 30, 2014 Events:

Events & Entertainment

Ke'Oahu

This musical ohana (family) sings Hawaiian favorites as well as hapa haole Hawaiian themed songs performed in English. Led by sister Leilani, Keoahu takes its name from the matriarchal lineage of these musical siblings.

Time
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Location
The Royal Grove
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Complimentary Cultural Programming

Hawaiian Quilting

Time
9:30–noon
Location
Building A, Level 3
Kapa kuiki is the unique form of Hawaiian quilting that traces its origins to the 1820s. Early missionaries and Hawaiians developed this art form that combines applique and quilt stitching. Quilting kits are provided for a fee (approximately $30), and requires many hours of intricate work. 2 hours, once a week. Multiple classes are recommended.

Ukulele Class

Time
10:00–11:00am
Location
Helumoa Hale
Learn basic chords and songs as you strum Hawai'i's best-known string instrument, introduced to the islands in the 1870s from Portugal. 25 instruments and music books are provided, but you are welcome to bring your own, or purchase one at Bob's 'Ukulele at Royal Hawaiian Center. Instructors Wainani Yim and Puake'ala Mann are seasoned performers who share favorite songs and simple chords. 1 hour, five times weekly.

Hula Lesson

Time
11:00am–12:00pm
Location
The Royal Grove
Hula is the art of Hawaiian dance. It expresses all that we hear, see, smell, taste, touch and feel. Hula is life. The late kumu hula - dance master - Maiki Aiu Lake's philosophy expresses the depths of this Hawaiian art form. Puake'ala Mann, a kumu hula graduate of Hälau Hula o Maiki, shares basic hand gestures, footwork and body movements that accentuate mele - chant or song lyrics. 1 hour, twice weekly.

Ukulele Class

Time
12:00pm–12:30pm
Location
Helumoa Hale
Once you have passed our beginner’s class, join the intermediate group. Improve your ukulele skills with new strumming techniques and finger picking to create unique music along with new chords and scales. Instructors Wainani Yim and Puake'ala Mann will guide you through classic Hawaiian songs. 1 hour, two times weekly.

Lei-Making Class

Time
1:00–2:00pm
Location
Level 1, Building A
Making, giving and wearing flower lei is synonymous with Hawaiian hospitality. Velma Shim and daughter Miki shares the kui method of stringing flowers using special lei needles, usally 10in length. Seasonal flowers, string and lei needles are provided. Classes accommodate up to 25 participants. 1 hour lesson.

Hawaiian Entertainment

Time
6:00–7:00pm
Location
The Royal Grove
Hawaiian music and hula 'auana (hula’s modern form) fill The Royal Grove Monday through Friday at twilight. Hour-long performances feature top island entertainers with a focus on Hawaiian language musical favorites – shared with kama 'äina (locals) and malihini (visitors) with aloha.

Legends in Concert Waikiki - Mini Promotional Show

Time
7:00pm
Location
The Royal Grove
Legends in Concert is energizing, crowd-pleasing entertainment, a truly memorable and fun night out. We are confident of bringing to Waikiki a new level of cosmopolitan and entertaining nightlife that enjoys a track record of close to three decades of success.