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Get Out & Go in May

Whether you’re a dog lover, a bookworm, an avid quilter or the ultimate Beatles fan, there’s something just for you this month.


Photo: courtesy larry sanders


Handmade Trunk Show

May 4

From 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Honolulu Museum of Art’s gift shop, peruse handmade gifts from five local artists, including hand-dyed silk scarves, shawls and pillows, woodcut prints and jewelry featuring lampwork beads, silver-clay and antique Chinese jade jewelry. honolulumuseum.org.

Photo: courtesy polynesian cultural center



21st Annual World Fireknife Championships

May 8 – 11

More than 50 competitors will assemble at the Polynesian Cultural Center, but only one will leave as this year’s fireknife champion. Watch as the dancers toss up, spin and catch flaming knives as they vie for victory. worldfireknife.com.

May is Military Appreciation Month;  military members get 15 percent off tickets to see Henry Kapono.

Photo: courtesy dana edmunds




Henry Kapono in concert

May 10

For one night only, Henry Kapono performs at the historic Hawaii Theatre. Hear classics from throughout his career, as well as songs from his Grammy-nominated album, “The Wild Hawaiian.” Tickets $35 to $75. hawaiitheatre.com.

Annual Hawaii Quilt Guild Show

May 10 – 19

More than 150 quilts, in a variety of sizes and styles, will be on display at the Honolulu Museum of Art Center at Linekona. Free admission. hawaiiquiltguild.org.

Hawaii Pet Expo

May 11 – 12

Sit! Stay! You’ll find doggie products, puppy training demos and, best of all, a puppy match at the Hawai‘i Pet Expo at the Neal S. Blaisdell Exhibition Hall. Prepare for an overload of adorable. Humans and animals welcome. blaisdellcenter.com.

photo: cylla von tiedemann

Experience the Beatles with RAIN

May 14 – 19

RAIN is more than a tribute band, it’s a multimedia experience. The audience gets a concert, plus a fusion of historical footage and hilarious television commercials from the 1960s. blaisdellcenter.com.


photo: courtesy hawaii book & music festival

Eighth Annual Hawaii Book & Music Festival

May 18 – 19

Local authors, live entertainment and ono grinds—get your fix of all three in one place at the annual book and music festival at the Frank Fasi Civic Grounds. hawaiibookandmusicfestival.org.

The Goodbye Girl

May 24 – June 9

Based on the romantic comedy film of the same title, this adaptation follows Paula, her daughter Lucy, and Elliot, an opinionated actor who shows up at her place with a lease to sublet the apartment, while they’re still living there!  diamondheadtheatre.com.

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