Hawaiian Style Band to perform at VAC

Volcano Art Center’s Sounds at the Summit will feature multiple Na Hoku award-winning group Hawaiian Style Band beginning at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 7, at the Niaulani Campus in Volcano Village.

20th annual Lili‘uokalani birthday festival slated

The last reigning monarch of Hawaii was born Sept. 2, 1838. Her name at birth was Lili‘u Loloku Walania Kamaka‘eha. After her baptism, her name was Lydia Kamaka‘eha. 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: Lili‘uokalani.

Mokupapapa hosts evening of music, verse and story

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 Hawai‘i Song, Poetry and Prose” at Mokupapapa Discovery Center.

The Tragedy of Carmen

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.