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POSTED: Saturday, May 09, 2009

Waikiki Aquarium offers exploration

Hawaiian traditions of the sea will be explored in two upcoming events at the Waikiki Aquarium.

The presentations, part of the aquarium's "Nana i ke Kai," or "Look to the Sea," series will be held in the Waikiki Aquarium classroom. They include:

» "Voyaging by the Stars," 2-3 p.m. May 16. Master navigator Chadd Paishon will share the history of Hawaii's voyaging canoes and information about celestial navigation as taught by legendary Micronesian navigator Mau Piailug.

» "Hawaiian Fishing Traditions," 6:30-7:30 p.m. May 29. Umi Kai, cultural practitioner and implement maker, will share Hawaiian fishing traditions and display various fishing implements. Reservations are recommended. Call 440-9008 or e-mail .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

 

Hotel preparing traditional feasts

If you've ever wondered how Hawaii's kings and queens partied, you can get a glimpse tomorrow when Waikiki's venerable Royal Hawaiian Hotel begins offering a weekly Hawaiian feast of food and music that pays homage to Helumoa, the playground of Hawaiian royalty and the land where the resort is now situated.

It begins tomorrow and continues every Monday from 5:30 to 9 p.m.

The cost is $175 plus tax per person (including gratuity); children 5-12 years old, $75 plus tax; children under 5, free with a paying adult. Call 921-4600 or visit http://www.luxurycollection.com/royalhawaiian.