7 Reasons to Get Out

Aerial Enchantment

August 7

This month’s Live from the Lawn performance outside the Hawaii State Art Museum will be a treat for the ears and the eyes with Makana on guitar and Samadhi gymnasts tumbling, fire dancing and performing mesmerizing aerial feats. This event, aptly titled Aerial Romance, is free and goes from 6 to 9 p.m. Visit www.hawaii.gov/sfca.



Bowled Over

August 8

Head down to Aiea Bowl for the Big Brothers Big Sisters’ annual fundraising event, Bowl for Kids’ Sake. Teams of six will bowl in one of five shifts; bowlers can also enjoy food, entertainment, games and prizes throughout the day. Visit www.bigshonolulu.org.



Drink Under the Moon

August 8

Enjoy gourmet food and fine wines at The Contemporary Museum’s August Moon Wine Tasting. Organic wines from Wine Merchants of Hawaii and food from Twist at the Sheraton Waikīkī, Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse and the TCM Café will be on hand to wine and dine guests. A silent auction will feature art and home décor by local artists. All proceeds benefit public art and education programs at the museum. Visit www.tcmhi.org.


Let It Snow

August 12-23

It may be August, but its snowing inside the Hawaii Theatre. Welcome to Slava’s Snowshow, featuring slapstick clowning in this comedy created by Slava Polunin. The cast uses water, cobwebs, bubbles and dry ice to create a blizzard of snowflakes. The snow show has been touring internationally for more than 15 years and last stopped in Honolulu in 2001. Visit www.hawaiitheatre.com for more information and tickets.


Travel to Neverland

August 15-16

Relive your childhood during Ballet Hawaii’s performance of Peter Pan at the Blaisdell Concert Hall. Choreographer Septime Webre includes all the familiar James M. Barrie characters in this fairy tale of the boy who never wanted to grow up. Visit www.ballethawaii.org for more information and tickets. 


Hawaii Built

August 21-23

Support the local economy at the 14th annual Made in Hawaii Festival at the Blaisdell Exhibition Hall and Arena. More than 400 booths with local food and products—all with the Made in Hawaii seal—will be available. Visit www.madeinhawaiifestival.com (Disclosure: HONOLULU is sponsoring cooking demonstrations at the festival).


Hummus is Yummus

August 29-30

Enjoy all things Greek at the 29th annual Greek Festival at Ala Moana Park. Listen to Fotia, a Greek band from the West Coast, while eating gyro sandwiches, moussaka, pasta salads and loukoumathes (Greek malassadas). Learn new steps during the Greek folk dance sessions, or watch the Nisiotes Dance Group perform. Visit www.greekfestivalhawaii.com.