Bishop Museum’s After Hours
Friday, August 12, 2022
5:30 – 9 p.m.
Admission closes at 8:00 p.m.
$20 – General Admission
$10 – Kamaʻāina Admission
$5 – Keiki (ages 4 – 17)
Free – All Membership Levels
Same day museum admission is Free; need to show proof of general admission tickets
Membership enrollment available on-site. Pre-registration is recommended.
Parking: $3 per vehicle (credit card only), Free for Members
Need a place to pau hana? We’ve got you covered! Explore Historic Hawaiian Hall, experience unique changing exhibitions, hear about the latest scientific discoveries and engage with Hawaiian cultural practitioners all at Bishop Museum’s After Hours events. For August be sure to attend our “Hawaiian Soul” Film Screening + Q&A, details below. Spend your evening with us under Honolulu’s star-lit sky on the Great Lawn with food and drinks for sale by local vendors.
Pedal Powered Music: Hawaiian Steel Guitar Demo
5:30 – 7:30 p.m. – Gallery Lawn (Makai)
In collaboration with The Kealakai Center for Pacific Strings (KCPS), we invite audiences to pedal-power live Hawaiian Steel Guitar music with special guests. KCPS repurposes and upcycles timbers from invasive trees to restore historic agricultural loʻi kalo in partnership with the Sovereign Nation of Hawaiʻi in Waimānalo. During a live luthiery demonstration, KCPS will assemble a Hawaiian Lap Steel Guitar using these timbers.
Pau Hana Presentation:
“Hawaiian Soul” Screening + Q&A w/ Protect Kahoʻolawe ʻOhana
6 – 7:30 p.m. – Atherton Hālau
See the short film “Hawaiian Soul” and participate in a Pau Hana talk featuring filmmaker ʻĀina Paikai and special guests Dr. Noa Emmett Aluli, co-founder of the Protect Kahoʻolawe ʻOhana and one of the Kahoʻolawe Nine, and Dr. Davianna Pōmaikaʻi McGregor, a historian of Hawaiʻi and the Pacific and longtime member of the Protect Kahoʻolawe ʻOhana. They will discuss the legacy of George Helm and the ongoing work of the Protect Kahoʻolawe ʻOhana today. “Hawaiian Soul” is a narrative short film dedicated to real-life Hawaiian hero George Jarret Helm Jr., a skilled and talented musician who used his voice to inspire a revolution of consciousness during the 1970s native rights movement, now known today as the Hawaiian Renaissance. This screening is free with admission to Museum After Hours.
“Hawaiian Soul” Live Music – Kanohowailuku Helm
7:30 – 8:30 p.m. – Gallery Lawn (Mauka)
Kanohowailuku Helm is a passionate singer/songwriter from Hoʻolehua, Molokaʻi. His musical stylings have a wide range from folk to Hawaiian, bred from his family’s love to kanikapila. Kanohowailuku is a nephew of George Helm and continues their family’s legacy of love for music and Hawaiʻi.
Hawaiian Hall Talk Story: Lomilomi – Past, Present, and Future
7:30 – 8:30 p.m. – Atrium of Hawaiian Hall
Mai ka lā hiki a ka lā kau, from the rising sun to the setting sun, referring to the life of a person. Explore the interconnections of lomilomi, hoʻoponopono, lāʻau lapaʻau, lāʻau kāhea, hula, oli, and ʻai kūpele, from history to today and beyond, to address the health and wellness of the Native Hawaiian people. Haumāna will offer oli and lomilomi. Speakers include: Keola Kawaiʻulaʻiliahi Chan, kumu at the traditional Hawaiian healing school Ka Pā o Lonopūhā, and Makana Risser Chai, author of “Nā Moʻolelo Lomilomi: Traditions of Hawaiian Massage and Healing.”
Food & Drink Vendors
5:30 – 9 p.m.
Enjoy food and drink on the Great Lawn
5:30 – 8:30 p.m. – Flanders Lawn
Bring your keiki to participate in sidewalk chalk art activities and stop by the painting station for creative painting games.
5:30 – 9:00 p.m. – Outside the Ho‘okipa desk
Stop by the Membership Tent, submit a Member Spotlight, and receive a Bishop Museum wine glass.
Hawaiian Hall Tours
6 – 8:30 p.m. – Hawaiian Hall
Immerse yourself in the beauty and history of Hawaiian Hall. Join one of the daily public tours inside Hawaiian Hall to learn more about Bishop Museum’s history, its collection, and the living cultures of Hawai‘i and the Pacific. Pick up tickets at the Ho‘okipa desk.
Planetarium Shows – The Hawaiian Sky Tonight
6, 7, & 8 p.m. – J. Watumull Planetarium
Each show is 45 minutes. Tickets required; reserve at Shop Pacifica upon check in. Free for members and children under 4, $3 per person general admission. Limited seating. Learn what stars, constellations, planets, and more can be seen in the skies above Hawaiʻi the night of the show. Parley AIR Station: Sunset Sessions 5:30 – 9:00 p.m. – Parley AIR Station Early evenings at the Parley AIR Station feature lively events with music, art, storytelling, education, and community interaction centered around falling deeper in love with the oceans.
Funding for Bishop Museum After Hours keiki activities has been provided by the Johnson Ohana Foundation, founded by Kim and Jack Johnson to support environmental, art, and music education.