7 Reasons to Get Out

September 2008
Float Down Kalakaua Avenue
Sept. 11-13

Kick off the weekend with the alii at Aloha Festivals 2008 Royal Court Investiture.  Friday evening, join the royal court for a block party with eight stages of live entertainment. On Saturday, watch floral floats, pau riders, hula halau and marching bands proceed down Kalakaua Avenue for the floral parade. www.alohafestivals.com.


Listen to Art
Sept. 5

Join Hawaii Public Radio for this year’s Art Song Festival.  Wait, what’s an art song?  An art song is poetry performed by a singer with piano accompaniment—think Schubert. The four performers—selected from more than 50 entrants—have been preparing for months, so come down to Atherton Studio to see the final result. 955-8821, www.hawaiipublicradio.org.

Treasure Hunt
Sept. 5-6

Search for hidden gems at the Waioli Tea Room’s Vintage Sale. Expect to find everything from Victorian plates to dresses made from vintage fabrics. For more information, call 226-3526. 

See Your Future
Sept. 25

Photo: Istock

Feeling restless on the rock?  Step into the French Quarter with everything from blackjack to voodotinis at Hawaii Meals on Wheels’ Fete Fantastique. Also enjoy live local jazz with Ginai and Mike, palm readers and professional massages. $150 per person, tables range from $2,000 to $4,000. For more information, call 988-6747, or visit www.hmow.org
Root for the Home Team
Sept. 27

Hawaii Winter Baseball is back with this year’s first game, pitting the two-time defending champion Honolulu Sharks against the Waikiki BeachBoys at U.H.’s Les Murakami Stadium. Each of the league’s four teams is scheduled to play 40 games this season. www.hawaiiwinterbaseball.com.

Hear the Next Bruddah Iz
Sept. 27

Photo: Courtesy Duke’s Ukes

Sit on the sand and listen to up-and-coming ukulele players at this year’s Duke’s Ukes Contest, in Duke’s Waikiki’s beachfront lower lanai, as they compete for a Kamaka ukulele. For details, call 533-4165.






Get Lei’d
Sept. 27-30

At Maui’s Healing Garden Festival, learn about our Islands’ botanical treasures through events such as the lei competition. These one-of-a-kind creations, made of everything from Styrofoam to oregano, showcase medicinal uses of plants or demonstrate ways to live sustainably. www.hawaiihealthguide.com