HONOLULU (Thursday, October 27, 2022) – Waikiki Beach Walk, the vibrant shopping, dining and entertainment district at Lewers Street and Kalākaua Avenue, is hosting a variety of events rooted in the local community to engage Hawai‘i residents and enhance the visitor experience. All are free and the public is invited to participate.
November 1 to 15: Made in Hawai’i Artist Search and In-Person Voting
The Park West Fine Art Museum & Gallery at Waikiki Beach Walk has announced the Top 10 semi-finalists for its second annual Made in Hawai’i artist competition. Hundreds of Hawai’i residents submitted their artwork for consideration, and 10 talented artists are contest semifinalists. They now have the chance to win an offer for a year-long contract with Park West Gallery, the world’s largest art dealer, and an exclusive three-month exhibition at Park West Gallery in Waikīkī.
The public can view artwork by all 10 semi-finalists at Park West Waikiki Beach Walk and vote for their favorites beginning Tuesday, November 1 through Tuesday, November 15. Gallery visitors can browse original works from these incredible local artists daily from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. The popular vote will determine the contest’s “Final 3,” where a panel of local and international judges will select the ultimate “Made in Hawai’i” winner. Read more and preview the 10 semifinalists here: https://www.parkwestgallery.com/made-in-hawaii-2022-top-ten/
Sunday, November 13: Mele Hali‘a Sunday Showcase, 5 to 6 p.m.
Singer-songwriter and guitar virtuoso Nathan Aweau will headline the popular Mele Hali‘a, on Sunday, November 13 from 5 to 6 p.m. Nathan, a multi-Hoku-award-winning and highly talented songwriter, bass player and vocalist.
Mele Hali‘a features the finest in Hawaiian musical entertainment by some of Hawai‘i’s most exceptional, award-winning artists on one special Sunday each month. All performances are free of charge. NOTE: This is the final Mele Hali’a showcase of the year. The program will resume in January.
Tuesday, December 19 through Monday, December 25: Seven Nights of Christmas
Celebrate the holidays with music and mele during “Seven Nights of Christmas.” This annual, week-long celebration features traditional hula and Hawaiian song from local hula hālau (hula groups) and well-known entertainers. The series runs December 19-25, from 6 to 7 p.m. nightly.
More Hawaiian Music and Cultural Programming
Waikiki Beach Walk continues to host an amazing array of complimentary music and cultural programming throughout 2022 and into the new year. (All performances are weather permitting.)
Every Tuesday, it’s “Kū Ha‘aheo” at the Plaza Stage, with live Hawaiian entertainment from 4:30 to 6 p.m.
Waikiki’s popular “Ka Lei Hula” offers complimentary hula practice each Sunday morning at 9 a.m. The classes are free and pre-registration is encouraged: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ka-lei-hula-free-weekly-hula-classes-tickets-114776042232
Waikiki Beach Walk Open Market on Mondays from 4 to 8 p.m. The lively experience provides an eco-friendly way to support local businesses, while discovering truly one-of- a-kind souvenirs, handmade art, and snacks to take home for yourself or as a gift to someone special.
ABOUT WAIKIKI BEACH WALK
Waikiki Beach Walk is a vibrant shopping, dining and entertainment district on Lewers Street between Kalakaua Avenue and Kalia Road in Waikīkī. The more than 94,000 sq. ft. center boasts some of Hawaii’s greatest boutique shopping experiences with locally made products, award-winning restaurants, nightlife, and world renown Hawaiian entertainment, making Waikiki Beach Walk a slice of Hawai’i life, popular with visitors and residents. For information, visit www.waikikibeachwalk.com/ or http://jp.waikikibeachwalk.com/. Follow Waikiki Beach Walk on Facebook, Instagram @waikikibeachwalk and Twitter @WaikikiBeachwlk with #waikikibeachwalk #waikikishopping.
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