Episode 048 Runs, Walks, Stand Up Paddle Races Surf Contests Concerts and more

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Episode 048 Runs, Walks, Stand Up Paddle Races Surf Contests Concerts and more

In this episode we have our flawless 7 day forecasts for weather surf and night sky and 7 days of events concerts and comedy . Including, Walks, Runs, Surf contests, Stand up paddle contests, surf film festivals, chocolate tastings, sunset concerts, symphony in the park, movies on the lawn and I will tell you why you may want to have lasagna chicken wings under the stars in our nation day calendar …… alll that and more coming up

China Uemura’s Annual longboard Surf classic will be held this week at Kuhio Beach in Waikiki.  China Uemura was a legendary beach boy on the the beaches of Waikiki he taught thousands of visitors to surf and he also cherished his family and surfed regularly with his daughter. HE started the  the Wahine Surf Classic. Sadly he passed away this year in January but his legacy lives on as the contest is slated to go this week

Honolulu Surf Film Festival at the Honolulu Museum of Art, Doris Duke Theater

Surf Aloha Concert with Landon McNamara song: Losss For Words July 29 • 5:30–9:30pm
It’s a surf celebration at this night of live music with the Mana Maoli Kupu Collective and Chuku Boy from The Late Ones opening for surfing singer-songwriter Landon McNamara.

Birth of the Endless Summer July 29
Birth of The Endless Summer follows Californian surf pioneer Dick Metz as he vagabonds the globe from 1958 to 1961, inspiring the work of his friend, Bruce Brown.

Surfing the 50’s: Tribute to Joey Cabell July 30
HoMA continues its collaboration with the Bud Browne Film Archives to present Bud Browne’s golden era film Surfing the 50’s. This screening is a special tribute to surfing great Joey Cabell, who will be joined by other surf luminaries in a talk story in honoring our surfing kupuna greats and today’s big-wave riders.

Concerts and Comedy

Saturday 7/29

Space Laces at The Republik – Honolulu Song -Dominate

Maz Jobrani at Blue Note Hawaii – sound clip from his UAE performance Pandemic Warrior

Jazz Maui presents the Fourth Annual Jazz Blues and Beyond Festival Concert Saturday, July 29in the Courtyard Green at the Kihei Charter School. Featuring legendary guitarist/singer/music director from the Conan O’Brien Show Jimmy Vivino and an all-star line-up, the festival concert also includes food booths, an art hale, and a designated dance area. Jimmy Vivino is best known for being Conan O’Brien’s music director, guitarist and bandleader for 26 years. However, his experience in the music business predates that by many years. Jimmy has produced, lead bands, and recorded with a countless number of rock and roll and blues artists including Bob Weir, Keith Richards, Elvis Costello, Phoebe Snow, Dion, Laura Nyro, and Al Kooper to name a few. Song- Joe Bonamassa, Hubert Summon and Jimmy Vivino at Guitar Centers Blues festival

Tuesday 8/1 Jake Scott at The Republik – Honolulu song: Burn featuring John K

Weds 8/2 Michael Delara at Mekiko Cantina song: Blues on The Road

Thursday 8/3 Denzel Curry and Mr. Carmack  DJ Noodles at The Republik  song: Walkin

Thursday 8/3 Cory Wong at Blue Note Hawaii song: Airplane Mode

Thursday 8/3 Through The Roots at da Playground Maui song Paper Planes  (local musician)

Friday 8/4 Cory Wong at Blue Note Hawaii song: Airplane Mode

Friday 8/4Through The Roots at The Republik  song Paper Planes

Friday 8/4 11th Hour (Hawaii)  at Nextdoor song Personal Jesus ( Depeche Mode)



Namolokama OʻHanalei Canoe Club is holding the 2023 Hanalei Bay Swim Challenge for the 14th time!  7am – 11:30 am. This amazing event occurs in beautiful Hanalei Bay on July 29, 2023. The HBSC consists of five fun and competitive races. There is something for everyone, from the Keiki 12 & under Pier swim to the 1,000 and 3,000-meter swims. Hanalei Bay in the summer, with its warm, clear, gentle waters and sandy bottom, the perfect venue for races of all ages and abilities. https://www.hanaleibayswimchallenge.com .

Aloha Sunset Concert 4-6p, Saturday 7/29. Maui Mall Village in Kahului, Make sure to reserve the date for an enchanting evening at our next Aloha Sunset Concert! Local Performer Jae Wilder and hula performance by Hui Lanakila More info at www.mauivillagemall.com or communications@6pillarsmarketing.com

Kauai’s newest and only last Saturday of the month Night Market. Anahola Market place on Kauai 4-9pm. Vendors, food, beer and wine, and live music and dancing with funk, disco, Motown, and soul music provided by Da Funk! This Night Market is unique; it’s a combination of a Night Market and a concert. Located on Hawaiian Homelands, the Anahola Marketplace features a combination of shops, a large covered pavilion, a cafe with a great selection of food, and a gathering place for all. https://dafunkkauai.com

As mentoned last week, In Kauai Koloa Plantation Days wraps up with a parade and park festival on Saturday and the family run/walk  on Sunday 5k 10k 10 mile and 1 mile keiki run. More information is at https://koloaplantationdays.com or listen to last weeks Hawaii post #47


The Moloka’i 2 O’ahu Paddleboard Race Race starts at sunrise on Molokai. The finish line is in Hawaii Kai Oahu at the Maunalua Bay Beach Park. The Molokai 2 Oahu Paddleboard race is an open-ocean endurance paddleboard challenge, featuring racers in both the prone and stand-up (SUP) divisions and new this year the FOIL division. Connecting the islands of Moloka’i and O’ahu, this 32-mile race crosses the Ka’iwi Channel, also known as the Moloka’i Channel. Men and women from more than 25 countries will face challenging conditions as they navigate the fastest downwind route over one of the deepest channels in the world.Top athletes typically complete the crossing in less than five hours, riding mid-channel waves that can crest more than 12 feet. The race starts on Kepuhi beach on the north shore of Moloka’i and finishes in Maunalua Bay Beach Park near Koko head crater. The 24th annual race returns after a 3 year hiatus due to the pandemic. The race is a deeply personal experience, challenging every paddler’s physical and mental endurance.Join us at the finish line to welcome the athletes to Oahu! Visit molokai2oahu.com for more info.

Mike Vaz Presents: Comedy at The HI Dive Bar Saturday, July 29th, 7PM at the HI Dive Bar in Kealakekua 6-9pm Standup comedy is returning to South Kona after a brief hiatus! The HI Dive Bar has reopened under new management and it is looking fresh!  for a fun filled night full of laughs, absurdity, and good old dirty talk. FEATURING:Justine Smith, Yasir Bey, AJ Higlesias, Kevin Hobbs, and hosted by Mike Vaz. We have an open mic before the show, so if you think you got what it takes to make people laugh, you have 5 minutes to show us what you got. Open mic signups at 6:30PM. Open micers get free entry. Show is only $10! If you wanna prepay, you can Venmo @mikevaz otherwise Venmo or cash at the door.

Jazz Maui presents Sunset Jazz from 5-7pm on Sunday, July 30, 2023, at the Maui Ku’ia Estate Chocolate Factory in Lahaina. featuring Jeff Hellmer and Friends bassist Marcus Johnson, drummer Paul Marchetti, and trumpeter Paul January. The weekly Sunset Jazz concert series features world-class live jazz music, sunset views, and chocolate/beverage pairings. Attendees must be 21 or older and have a valid photo ID. Advance ticket purchase is required and tickets are available at https://www.mauichocolatetour.com/sunset-jazz/ or JazzMaui.org. 

Ku’ia Estate Chocolate Tasting Fundraiser Sunday, July 30th, 11am -12p Maui Ku’ia Estate Chocolate Factory for an exquisite Chocolate 9 pc tasting experience, and make a difference in the lives of our furry friends at the Maui Humane Society.

Sunday 7/29/2023 and Monday 7/30/2023

Poolside at Outrigger Reef Waikiki Beach Resort, 6 PM – 9 PM Nightly Live Hawaiian Music at Kani Ka Pila Grille – Nathan Aweau. Join us on Sunday Nights with Nathan Aweau who is known for his hauntingly beautiful vocals. He is a multi-talented, multiple Na Hoku Hanohano Award winner in a variety of categories, including Hawaiian, Island, Jazz, and Contemporary Albums of the Year, Song of the Year, and Male Vocalist of the Year (three times!). Kani Ka Pila Grille celebrates the local tradition of “kanikapila” (“let’s play music!” in Hawaiian). Named after the famous backyard jam sessions of the legendary Pahinui family, masters of Hawaiian slack-key guitar, the venue continues this tradition featuring award-winning contemporary musical performers with the comfort of ono (“delicious”) food and company.

Tuesday 8/1/2023

Beach House Bust a Gut Comedy Tuesdaysat the Beach House at Aloha Tower. 7:30-930pm. Come laugh at the awesome weekly LOCAL showcase of comedians Tues 8/1 $10. This week we have a super talented lineup of hilarious comedians & Jeff Beard hosts. Erika Swartzkopf, Kanoa Morse, Margaret & Mike Rayo perform original standup comedy. Tickets available for purchase 1 hour prior to or during the event. The venue has awesome drinks & you can bring your own food in to save money. Please support LOCAL standup comedy in Honolulu!

Full Moon Practice Located in the Nalu Spa Garden.6:15-7:30. Harness the power of the moon at its brightest phase with a guided mediation and crystal balancing. Use the high vibrational energy of the moon to bring light to whatever it is you want to manifest. $40 per person. Bring your own crystals to charge.  Dates & times are subject to change and availability. Reservations are required. Reserve your spot online or visit Nalu Spa. Someone needs to let them know moonrise is at 7:45…. Pst… listen to Hawaii Posts (:

Nature & Eco-Tourism Volunteer at Mokio Preserve located on the NorthWestern coastline of Molokai. 8am-2pm. Mokio Preserve is made up of 1700 acres of conservation lands where The Molokai Land Trust is actively working on multiple restoration projects, such as the Anapuka Dune Restoration Site and the Kawakiu Watershed Project. Activities include weeding, collecting seeds or plant cuttings and planting of native Hawaiian plants. Transportation to this off-road, remote location will be provided. Visit us at molokailandtrust.org for more information.

Wednesday 8/2/2023

Valley Isle Road Runners (VIRR)  provides a free group run every Wednesday at Kalama Park. In Kihei Maui Aug 2 – Dec 18 2024. Arrive 10-15 minutes early to talk story with your fellow runners and learn the route. All ages and abilities are welcome. We meet at the south end of Kalama Park near the volleyball courts. There is parking, a water fountain, and bathrooms nearby. The 4 mile out and back route allows for runners to scale the run to their desired length.https://runsignup.com/Club/ValleyIsleRoadRunners2/Page-24

Syphony in the Park Wed August 2 5:30-8pm. Experience the breathtaking power of a full symphony orchestra under the glow of a summer evening sky in the heart of Kailua. The HSO’s new music director, Dane Lam, will make his Windward O‘ahu debut as he conducts this free concert that makes for the perfect family outing. Audiences can look forward to renditions of familiar symphonic hits as well as music from the stage and screen including Jupiter from Gustav Holst’s The Planets, selections from The Sound of Music, Jurassic Park Theme, and much more. Attendees are encouraged to pack their own picnic and show up with their lawn chairs, picnic blankets, or other seating to watch the symphony as they perform from under the Pavilion at Kailua District Park. Admission is FREE! info@ hawaiisymphonyorchestra.org

Thursday 8/3/2023

Screen on the Green Waimea Valley 7-9pm. FREE Outdoor movie nights return to Waimea Valley! Every Thursday in July, join us on the Main Lawn for family-friendly, community fun under the open sky. Then, on Thursday, August 3rd, come again for a special screening of the award-winning short film Hawaiian Soul, and talk story with director ʻᾹina Paikai. Pick up a tasty treat at the Haleiwa Farmer’s Market, and bring your family & friends. Movies begin after sundown. Blankets, chairs, and popcorn are encouraged! We hope to see you there. https://www.waimeavalley.net/screen-on-the-green

Thursday Night Comedy Night Taqueria El Rancho inside the Ka Makai Alii mall. 8:30-10;30pm. If you’re staying on the West Side of Oahu, Comedy U Brings stand up comedy to you every Thursday at Taqueria El Ranchero. There’s plenty of free parking. Enjoy delicious Mexican cuisine, tasty beverages, and a night of laughter featuring some of Hawaii’s Top Local comedians, along with occasional comedians visiting from the Mainland and Internationally. Seating begins at 8:30PM with the show beginning at 9PM. The show is adult content, so Adults 18+ are recommended. All minors should be accompanied by an adult. Tickets are reasonably priced $10 in advance, and $15 at the door, with online discount tickets available for larger groups. Comedy U is Hawaii’s Source for Stand-Up Comedy at various locations across Oahu.


Sound Of Freedom Palace Theater in Hilo on the Big IslandFriday, Saturday and Sunday August 4-6th th @ 7pm Early showing on Sunday at 2pm Doors open 30 min prior to showtime 

Thriller, Drama, Based on a True Story | Rated PG-13 TICKETS AVAILABLE NOW $10 General Admission $9 Senior | Student | Veteran Director: Alejandro Monteverde Starring: Mira Sorvino, Jim Caviezel, Bill Camp Synopsis: The incredible true story of a former government agent turned vigilante who embarks on a dangerous mission to rescue hundreds of children from sex traffickers. hilopalace.com

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