The 6th annual Windward Ho'olaule'a, themed "A Homegrown Celebration," takes place from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sept. 16 at Windward Community College in Kane'ohe.
More than 20,000 are expected to attend the family-friendly festival, which this year emphasizes the Hawaiian culture with demonstrations such as wood carving, poi pounding and canoe building.
There's also a lineup of top Island entertainment, including Vaihi, Melveen Leed, Holunape, Eddie Kamae and Friends and Kapena, in addition to Windward O'ahu hula halau and musical groups.
Other attractions include a used-books sale, white-elephant sale, raku demonstrations, crafts, food, keiki games, Imaginarium shows, a bonsai exhibit and community booths.
Admission is free. www.wcc.hawaii.edu/hoolaulea. The Honolulu Advertiser is a sponsor.
A LAUGHING MATTER
Tickets go on sale tomorrow for "Last Comic Standing," a pair of comedy concerts by Chris Porter and Roz, 8 p.m. Sept. 26-27 at Pipeline Cafe; doors open at 7 p.m.
Tickets are $24 general, $55 VIP, available at Ticketmaster outlets, (877) 750-4400, www.ticketmaster.com, and at Hawaii's Natural High.
Aug. 23-24 The All-American Rejects, Pipeline Cafe
Aug. 26 "A Night of the Arts," benefit for O'ahu Arts Center, Mililani Golf Course
Sept. 8 Aloha Festivals Ho'olaule'a, Kalakaua Avenue
Sept. 8 Amy Hanaiali'i Gilliom in concert, Hawai'i Convention Center
Sept. 8-17 3rd annual GiRL FeST, various venues
Sept. 15 Aloha Festivals Downtown Mele, Bishop Street
Sept. 16 Aloha Festivals Floral Parade, from Ala Moana Beach Park to Kapi'olani Park
Sept. 30 Jake Shimabukuro in concert, Hawai'i Convention Center
Nov. 11 "A Prairie Home Companion" radio show, Blaisdell Concert Hall
Dec. 15-17 "A Merry Christmas with Friends & Nabors," Hawai'i Theatre