Hawaii’s largest Independence Day fireworks display is at Ala Moana Beach Park 8:30 p.m. July 4. The pyrotechnics will launch from three platforms at Ala Moana Beach Park. Get tp the mall or the park early to stake out your spot and bring a radio to tune in to 92.3 KSSK for a soundtrack to the spectacle.
The Hukilau Marketplace at the Polynesian Cultural Center is screening free outdoor movies each month as part of its Movies on the Lawn series. Showtime is at 7:30 p.m. Bring a blanket and check out:
July 6: “The Greatest Showman”
Aug. 3: “Sherlock Gnomes”
Sept. 7: “Avengers: Infinity War
Hukilau Marketplace is at 55-370 Kamehameha Highway in Laie. Call 293-3142, visit for more information.
Think your high school slugger has what it takes to make it in the big leagues?
Braves Area Scouting Supervisor and Aiea High School grad Dan Cox will be checking out talent at Atlanta Braves free baseball tryout camp at 11 a.m. June 29 at Mililani High School. Check-in is at 10:15 a.m.
High school players who will graduate in 2019–2021 can show their skills with the hopes of being signed or even just seen by a major league team.
Keiki can try out the world of Hawaiian music in the Still and Moving Center’s Keiki Hula Halau: Mini-Series with Implements with Malia Helela. The classes are on Sundays throughout July and introduce kids to two Hawaiian instruments — ipu and pu’uli. The also learn some hula movements and will have an opportunity to perform on Labor Day, Sept. 3. The cost for the class is $75. Beginning 3- to 6-year-olds class at 8:30-9:15 a.m. Continuing 4- to 6-year-olds class at 9:30-10:15 a.m. and 7- to 12-year-olds at 10:30-11:30 a.m. Register here.
According to cabletv.com, Hawaii’s favorite Pixar film is (drumroll)… “Finding Nemo.” Read the full report here: https://www.cabletv.com/blog/states-beloved-pixar-movie/
“My Little Pony” is the star of June 20’s Twilight and Dive’n’Movie Night at Went’n’Wild. General admission after 2 p.m. is only $19.99 and junior (42 inches and under and over 3 years) are free with a paying adult. It gives you enough time to hit a few rides before staking out an inner tube at the wave pool for the movie. On July 7, the movie will be “Star Wars – The Last Jedi” followed by “Hotel Transylvania 2” on July 14, “Coco” on July 21 and “Jumanji” on July 28.
Who doesn’t love Eric Carle’s classic books. Celebrate the author and his creations at Eric Carle’s Birthday Celebration June 24 at the Hawaii Children’s Discovery Center. There will be special activities themed to his books and art. Visit www.discoverycenterhawaii.org
Head over to the University of Hawaii’s Art Auditorium on the next four Sundays for the 12th annual UN Kids First Film Festival. There will be family-friendly shorts and full-length films screened for my favorite price — free. Doors open at 2:30 p.m. and the movies start at 3. Here’s the lineup:
JUNE 24 (Ages 3+) Adorbs!
Molang, Season Two • Animation/11 min
Shimajiro and the Rainbow Oasis • Japan/Animation; live action puppets/60 min.
JULY 1 (Ages 5+) 12 Shorts under 12 Minutes
Dino Dana – Mega Tooth
Lemon & Elderflower
Someone Good Will Find You
Mogu and Perol
Sunny and Gerd in Spring Cleaning
For more information, visit www.summer.hawaii.edu/kidsfirst2018 or call 956-9883.