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

Chinese New Year Festivities

Celebrate Chinese New Year 2015, the Year of the Sheep, at Royal Hawaiian Center. The Royal Grove will be decorated in festive designs and there will be exciting shows, activities and a gift with purchase promotion from February 15th through the 28th.

February 15-28, 2015
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January 26, 2015 Events:

Events & Entertainment

Cool Aina

Cool Aina is made up of Kai Adarna, Joey Akana, Travis Pajimola who met in church and started the band. Along with other friends that collectively add to the Cool Aina vibe. All the members of the Cool Aina Band are accomplished musicians, award winning song writers, talented singers and

6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
The Royal Grove

Jazz Peace Concert

Lets welcome some of the finest musicians visiting from NYC: World reknown artists Valery Ponomarev, Trumpet, and Rob Scheps, Saxophone and Flute. They have been playing internationally, visit Hawaii every year and will be accompanied by some of Hawaii's finest musicians. This is a rare

7:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Complimentary Cultural Programming

Ukulele Class

Helumoa Hale Guest Services & Heritage Room
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.

Lomilomi Hawaiian Massage

Building C, Level 3
Hawaiian massage – lomilomi – is a centuries old healing practice. Pi‘ilani Wright, a certified practitioner, demonstrates lomilomi basics with class participants paired up to learn and apply simple techniques. Partners then switch giving each student the opportunity to experience both giving and receiving lomilomi. 1 hour, twice weekly.

Tom Cummings, Mea Ha’i Mo’olelo (master storyteller)

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Mo'olelo Mondays — "Storytelling With Stuff."

Mo'olelo are stories, and Uncle Tom Cummings shares them with great enthusiasm using props and visuals collected through the years that he playfully describes as "stuff."

Enjoy mo'olelo about Hawai'i's people, history, legends, environment, plants, animals and more.

Lei-Making Class

Building A, Level 1
Making, giving and wearing flower lei is synonymous with Hawaiian hospitality. Naomi Wahinekaupua Braine, and daughter Alex of Aunty Bella’s Lei Stand, shares the kui method of stringing flowers using special lei needles. Seasonal flowers, string and lei needles are provided. Classes accommodate up to 25 participants. 1 hour lesson.

Hawaiian Entertainment

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.