The Best Upcoming Big Island Events: April 14th to the 21st

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Kaulele Mahina Exhibit:(March 12-June 9)

Head to ʻImiloa Astronomy Center and check out the Kaulele Mahina Exhibit that showcases the bond between moon phases during the immersive pop-up exhibit. Learn about the Hawaiian lunar calendar, its connection with the Hawaiian culture, such as planting and fishing, and experience hands-on activities. There will be a Hawaiian Moon Phase puzzle activity, a chance to operate a 3D model of the Moon, Earth and Sun orbits, and more. The exhibit will take place until June 9, Tuesday through Sunday from 9 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. For more information, visit this website

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The Mālama Healing Festival BOGO Ticket Sale: (April 13-20)

The Hawai‘i Chrysalis, The Arts and Sciences Center and Big Island Pulse, are proud to present ANUHEA & Friends! An all ages, benefit concert at Nani Mau Gardens, in Hilo on Saturday, May 4th! Join us 5:00pm-10:30pm, outdoors under the stars in the large grassy acreage of the gardens! BRING an umbrella and/or chairs & mats for a fun-filled musical night! Including a Keiki Corner with a bounce castle, face painting and more!

Performances by:

James Mcwhinney of Big Mountain, Vibes Up Strong, Peni Dean (former member of Natural Vibrations), Star from The Steppas, Kanaka Fyah, and international artist Oesen.

Special Host: Pomai

ASC is partnering with Hawai’i Chrysalis in producing the Mālama Healing Fest – to highlight the healing of our communities and increase access for Hawaii Youth to Music, Arts and Athletics programming.

KIDS 12 and under are FREE!

Local vendors, food and beer gardens & alcohol available for purchase!

USE CODE MALAMA to get our Buy One Get One Deal until 4/20.

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Mahalo to all our sponsors Aloha Grown, KWXX, The Wave 92FM, SPC Hilo Hotel, and Big Island Pulse!

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Hands-on Dim Sum & Bao Bo Making: (Sunday, April 14th)

Looking for a way to have a team or family bonding moment? Try Hands-on Dim Sum & Bao Making at the YMCA. During the workshop you will learn how to make Har Gow (shrimp), Siu Mai (pork & shrimp) and Pork Belly Bao buns. The cost is $40 per person, with cash sales only accepted at the YMCA office. Substitutions available for dietary restrictions. The event takes place on April 14 from 2 to 4 p.m. Find out more information here.

John Keawe Live: (Sunday April 14th)

Head out to Kawaihai’s The Blue Dragon Tavern to see Grammy and Na Hoku Hanohano award winning slack-key (Kiho`alu) guitarist, composer and recording artist John Keawe. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. with the show lasting from 6:30 p.m. until 9 p.m. Tickets are $10 in advance and $13 at the door. Children 12 and under are free. Learn more here.

Monday Night Jazz Jam Hilo: (Monday, April 15th 6-9pm)

An all inclusive Jazz Jam with a rotating house band. Created to strengthen the Big Island Jazz community through networking & jamming.
Bring your favorite charts & the instrument of your choice or enjoy the vibrations of people improvising together in the Jazz Tradition, 6-9pm every Monday night. Free for all ages. More Info Here

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Kona Icon FINAL: (Tuesday, April 16th 8pm)

The much-anticipated FINALE. Come see all the singing contestants sing their hearts out for the 1st place prize! Tons of fun high energy!

Head to My Bar on April 16 and check out the ongoing Kona Icon 2024 competition. This one will be the finale so you won’t want to miss it! Doors open at 7 p.m. and the singing competition takes place around 8 p.m. Come out and support local talented artists and see who will take the title in Big Island’s only singing voting competition series. Tickets are $12 in advance and $15 at the door.

Spectators are in for a treat as the Kona Icon karaoke competition transforms MyBar into a vibrant hub of talented entertainers. With the infectious energy of diverse performances, the lively atmosphere, and the expertise of Host Levi Strauss, of Levitation Entertainment and the judging panel, watching the competition becomes an exhilarating experience, making it the perfect midweek escape for friends and music enthusiasts alike. More Info and Tickets on KONA ICON

Old Moon Tattoo Collective: (Thursday, April 18th)

In a collaboration with the Big Island Photo Club, Kona’s own Old Moon Tattoo Collective, located along Ali’i Drive, is featuring a photography exhibit as well as a poetry night on April 18. Inside the tattoo parlor are photographs from local visual storytellers as part of the photo club’s “Beyond the Surface: Unveiling the Unseen” exhibit. The poetry night features submissions three to five minutes long. Learn more here.

Children’s Day on the grounds of Puna Hongwanji: (Saturday, April 20th)

On April 20th, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m., head to the Puna Hongwanji for the second annual Children’s Day event. Members of the Hawaii Police Department will be there, as well as a pound kalo presentation by Mālama Hāloa Hui Ku’i Kalo. Ben Franklin Crafts will also have craft projects and more. All are welcome. Open to the public. Bring your keiki. Find more information here.

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Earth Day at The Waikōloa Dry Forest: (Saturday, April 20th)

The Waikōloa Dry Forest Initiative is hosting a wiliwili tree giveaway and open house at the preserve in honor of Earth Day on April 20 from 8 a.m. until noon! The preserve will be open for self-guided hikes, and plant nursery tours with the staff. Wiliwili trees will be given away to visitors. Attendees should come prepared with sun protection, sturdy shoes, and a water bottle. Learn more here.

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