Local Performances & Live Events
Featuring Virtual Local Performances, Webinars, and Events
In an effort to assist members during the stay at home period due to COVID-19, the Waikiki Community Center has created a Virtual Community Center to provide informative, educational, fun at-home activities, and exercise sessions focused on cognitive and physical learning.
As the Corona virus pandemic (COVID-19) continues to affect our communities around our state and the world, people are practicing safe social distancing to help curb the spread of this virus.
Even though we cannot travel and attend public events because of the pandemic, and we’re all staying home for a while, it doesn’t mean you can’t participate or experience the wonders outside of your home. We’ve created a page centered on 'Live and Recorded Performances with a local island flavor' that you can access from the comfort and safety of your home.
Scheduled Live Events
(SCEP) is moving events online to continue its mission of bringing culture and arts programs to communities throughout Hawaiʻi. SCEP Live Online will utilize web conferencing to livestream performances and presentations by local artists to partner organizations and their constituents across the state.
For information on scheduled events by SCEP go to: UH Outreach College
If you would like to join any of the following online performances, please email
firstname.lastname@example.org with your name, along with the performance and date you are interested in. Space is limited. Confirmations will be emailed with login information.
Join us for these online performances!
Monday - Thursday, August 10-13 at 10:30am
Storyteller Ben Moffat
Hosted by Kaunoa Senior Center
Ben Moffat worked as a theatre professor at Windward Community College (WCC) for over 20 years. During that time, he performed across the US and around the world as a solo storyteller and with the dance-theatre troupe, Monkey Waterfall. Since his retirement from WCC, storytelling has been his primary occupation.
Ben's program will cover the following themes:
1. Defying the Gods
2. Irish Enchantment
3. Between Gods and Humans
4. Humble Human Magic
Thursday, August 13 at 6:30pm
Hawaiian Classical Guitarist Ian O'Sullivan
Hosted by Friends of Mānoa Library
Described as "thoughtful" by Classical Guitar and praised by the Honolulu Advertiser as “delightful,” Ian O’Sullivan is a guitarist and composer from the North Shore of O‘ahu. Well-versed in Hawaiian slack-key guitar and the ‘ukulele, in addition to the Western classical repertoire, Ian has performed solo at Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall, the Korea International Guitar Festival, Tokyo Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar Festival, New York Guitar Society, New England Guitar Society, and for Hawaiʻi Public Radio. In 2019, he released a duo album with his cousin Patrick Landeza entitled Kahakauila.
Click here for more information about SCEP LIVE ONLINE
or call 808-956-8246.
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Thank you for being a part of our arts community!
Day: Wednesday, August 12, 2020
Time: 10 AM to 11:15 AM HST
Register at: https://bit.ly/2WIwhji
Duration: 60 minutes
Did you know that according to a Consumer Financial Protection Bureau report since 2013, financial institutions have reported to the federal government over 180,000 suspicious activities targeting older adults, involving losses of more than $6 billion. AARP Fraud Watch Network is committed to fighting back against fraud and giving you the tools and resources you need to protect yourself and your family.
Join us on August 12, 2020 , at 10 am HST for an informative and interactive webinar on Elder Financial Exploitation. You’ll hear from former San Diego Deputy District Attorney Paul Greenwood who for twenty-two years, headed up the Elder Abuse Prosecution Unit at the San Diego DA's Office and Honolulu Deputy Prosecutor Scott Spallina. They'll share tips on how to reduce the risk of becoming a victim, point out red flags that indicate possible financial exploitation, and describe how the current pandemic is producing different types of scams that we need to avoid.
Paul Greenwood is an international keynote speaker Paul Greenwood worked for 22 years as the San Diego County Deputy District Attorney and was the lead prosecutor of elder abuse cases. Since retiring from the role last year, Paul has become an expert witness, consultant and educator on elder abuse.
Paul has conducted extensive criminal prosecutions work for elder abuse crimes. He was involved in the prosecution of over 600 felony cases of both physical and financial abuse of older and dependent adults.
Paul served as the Co-chair of California’s District Attorney Elder Abuse Committee and helped draft elder abuse legislation for the California Evidence Code. He testified before the U.S. Senate Special Committee on Aging in 2001, 2007 and 2012. Paul’s work has been recognized with numerous awards including the Visionary for Change Award at the 2005 San Diego Dementia Care Conference and the 2007 Professional Leadership Award from the Elder Financial Protection Network. He was inducted into the Elder Rights Advocacy Hall of Fame in 2011 by National Association of Legal Services Developers.
DPA Scott Spallina is the Deputy Prosecutor for the City and County of Honolulu. He supervises the Elder Abuse Justice Unit. The Elder Abuse Justice Unit (EAJU) prosecutes all felony crimes where the victims are age 60 or older. The unit, established in 2008, vertically prosecutes elder abuse cases, meaning one attorney handles the case from start to finish. This establishes a thorough understanding of the crime and a good rapport with the victim. The attorneys in this unit are on call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to meet with law enforcement and agencies that provide services for persons age 60 or older. The EAJU also works closely with victim advocates to give victims the support they need.
Since 2013 financial institutions have reported to the federal government over 180,000 suspicious activities targeting older adults, involving losses of more than $6 billion.
Join us for an interactive and informative webinar. Get tips on how to reduce the risk of becoming a victim, identify red flags that indicate possible financial exploitation, and learn how the current pandemic is producing different types of scams that we need to avoid.
AARP Fraud Watch Network is committed to fighting back against fraud and giving you the tools and resources you need to protect yourself and your family.
"Nurturing Peace Builders: Hiromi Peterson and
Date: Wed, August 19, 2020
Time: 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM HST
Location: Online Event
Register at: nurturepeace.eventbrite.com
Organizer of Nurturing Peace Builders:
Hiromi Peterson and Naomi Hirano-Omizo
"Resiliency during unprecedented times"
Hiromi Peterson and Naomi Hirano-Omizo are retired educators from Punahou School that will share their respective families’ wartime experiences that set in motion their eventual journey together to reach beyond their Japanese teaching careers. They are co-authors of a successful secondary high school Japanese textbook series “Adventures in Japanese” that is widely used throughout the United States, Japan, and Europe. The proceeds of the textbook have been used to pursue their dream of nurturing youth in Hawai’i to become global peace builders.
About Hiromi Peterson:
Hiromi Peterson is originally from Hiroshima, Japan. Hibakusha Nisei (parents/immediate family members are atomic bomb victims). Hiomi has resided in Honolulu for 48 years, married to Dr. Wes Peterson (deceased), and has two children, Junko and Ken. She taught at Maryknoll High School (1980-1984), and taught at Punahou School for 30 years (1984-2014). Hiromi is the co-author of “Adventures in Japanese” textbook series, and calligraphy instructor at Japanese Cultural Center of Hawaii. She is the recipient of the National Council of Japanese Language Teachers (NCJLT) Teacher of the Year Award, Hawaii Association of Teachers of Japanese (HALT) Teacher of the Year Award, and Tanimoto Kiyoshi Peace Award.
About Naomi Hirano-Omizo:
Naomi Hirano-Omizo is originally from the Big Island, Hawaii. She is third-generation Japanese-American (Nikkei Sansei), descendant of immigrants from Shizuoka and Hiroshima, Japan. Naomi resides in Kailua with husband Stanley, and daughter Leigh. She taught at Mid-Pacific Institute (1980-1988), taught at Punahou School (1988-2020), and co-authored “Adventures in Japanese” textbook series. Naomi is the recipient of the Crown Prince Akihito Scholarship, and the Hawaii Association of Teachers of Japanese (HALT) Teacher of the Year Award.
Recorded Events & Performances
Located inside the Outrigger Waikiki Beach Resort, Blue Note Hawaii features a year-round lineup of musical entertainment – from local talent to international sensations. The 9,000 square-foot, 326-seat facility showcases nightly two performances in an intimate setting - seven days a week, 365 days a year. Blue Note Hawaii features leaders in jazz, as well as musicians of other genres, including reggae, rock, pop, comedy and top local island artists.
HPR and Blue Note Hawaii announce a new radio series to showcase local music talent on HPR-1. Hawaiʻi Public Radio Presents Blue Note: Virtually Live features performances recorded live on the Blue Note Hawaii stage, along with backstage interviews with the artists. The show is hosted by Marco Olivari, General Manager at Blue Note Hawaii.
The series will run through the end of August, airing Saturdays at 6 p.m. on HPR-1. Each airing of Hawaiʻi Public Radio Presents Blue Note: Virtually Live will be followed by the second hour of American Routes.
You can now enjoy the sounds of the past performances from the comfort of your home.
For more information and access go to: HPR Presents Blue Note Virtually Live
Live & Recorded Theater Performances
Mānoa Valley Theater
Honoluluʻs Off-Broadway Playhouse
In 1969, a group of graduate students in the University of Hawaii Theatre Department founded Hawaii Performing Arts Company (HPAC). Their desire was to create Hawaii’s first professional resident adult theatre organization. It was envisioned that this organization would nurture Hawaii’s theatre artists while concurrently providing live, stage entertainment for community audiences.
Imagine that you have stumbled upon a family secret, a relative in exile that no one in your immediate family has ever spoken of. Intrigued, you meet that relative, a Portuguese cousin, and spend the next seventeen years, until her death, getting to know the circumstances of her life, her struggles and her quiet achievements. Such was the case when Hawaii-born playwright & director, Lorenzo DeStefano, learned about his cousin, Olivia Robello Breitha.
“SHIPMENT DAY” is set in Honolulu between 1934 and 1937 and dramatizes Olivia’s traumatic early life experiences. It chronicles her diagnosis with the condition at 18, her two-and-a-half-year confinement at Kalihi Hospital, to the day before her shipment to Kalaupapa, the Hansen’s disease settlement on Molokai where, as Hawaii State Department of Health parolee #3306, Olivia would spend the next seventy years of her life, until her death there in 2006 at the age of 90.
Enjoy original local stories from the HTY Video Library. Good fun – check it out! HTY believes that drama education and theatre are unique, socially-based education and art forms that help their participants and audiences walk in the shoes of others, allowing them to expand their imaginations, enrich their lives and discover the infinite possibilities in the world. HTY works towards a future for Hawai‘i in which people are culturally literate and imaginative, are critical thinkers and inventive problem solvers, with a respect for history and a sense of place in a complex world.