TORONTO It was a bucket list trip, but not in the way you might think.
The last reigning monarch of Hawaii was born Sept. 2, 1838. Her name at birth was Liliu Loloku Walania Kamakaeha. After her baptism, her name was Lydia Kamakaeha. Upon being named heir to the throne, okalani was added to her given name as an indication of her royal rank, resulting in the name we know now: Liliuokalani.
From June 24 through July 21, Hawaii Performing Arts Festival will present nearly 20 public performances at a number of notable island venues from Kona to Hilo, featuring both student and faculty artists.
Great music, excellent food and island vibes all for a good cause add up to the 3rd Annual Evening of Aloha at the Grand Naniloa Hotel.
The Hilo Community Players will present Hamlet at 7:30 p.m. July 12-13, 18-20 and 25-27 and 1 p.m. July 14 and 21 as the 42nd summer Shakespeare in Park offering in Kalakaua Park in downtown Hilo.
A diverse group of storytellers will come together from 5:30-7 p.m. July 18 in downtown Hilo for an enchanting celebration of words and music in Evoking Islands: An evening of Hawaii Song, Poetry and Prose at Mokupapapa Discovery Center.