DECEMBER ARTS & CULTURE EVENTS

Friday, December 2 – December 24, 6:00 – 8:00 pm
20th Annual Festival of Lights 2016 with Santa & Mrs Claus
“Santa’s Gone Kauaiian” Theme
Plus brand new “Kauai Mermaid Kingdom”
Light creations by Elizabeth Freeman and Kauai artisans
Every Friday, Saturday & Sunday evening
Special Attractions at the display:
Saturday, December 17, 7 - 8 pm, Mary Lardizabal’s Middle School Choir & Ukulele Band
Sunday, December 18, Flutist Rene Janton
Friday - Saturday, December 23 - 24, Violinist Kimberly Hope McDonough
Kauai’s Historic County Building
Contact:  Elizabeth Freeman, (808) 639-8564
www.kauaifestivaloflights.com   

 

Tuesday, December 6, 6:30 pm
“Hanau Ka Ua – Hawaiian Rain Names” (return engagement)
Collette Leimomi Akana w/ Kiele Gonzalez, Authors
Explore the rains and winds of the ‘aina through hula, mele  and mo’olelo via 300 ‘olelo Hawaii primary sources from the 19th & 20th centuries – chants, songs, laments and narratives
Books will be available for purchase & signing
Kapaa Public Library, (808) 821-4222
Sponsored by Friends of the Library of HI & Friends of Kapaa Library
Contact: D. Kaliko Santos, ‘Aho Kuahui Hui Huliamahi,
KCC Community Outreach Coordinator III

 

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Friday, December 9th, 2016

Kauai Community College

KCC Wind Symphony

KCC Jazz Band 

Winter Concert...7p

Admission Free!

Contact: Sarah Tochiki @ 387-6772

Friday, December 9, 7:00 – 8:30 pm
Sunshine Express Performance
“Dickens of a Christmas”, A Musical based on A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
Kalaheo Elementary School Cafeteria, Kalaheo
4400 Maka Road, Kalaheo
General Admission, $5 or $1 with a non-perishable food item
Keiki Tickets $1 age 12 and younger
Children under 5 are free
Tickets sold at the door

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Saturday, December 10, 8:30 am – 1:30 pm
CKTV Holiday Crafts Fair
Handmade Gifts, Jewelry, Books, Clothing, Hand Bags & More
Chiefess Kamakahelei Middle School
4431 Nuhou Street, Lihue
Support the CKTV Advanced Media Class to compete at the
Student Television Network Convention in California
Contact:  Kevin Matsunaga, 645-0019

Saturday, December 10, 4:00 pm
“Dances in December”
Kauai Dance Theatre’s Winter Showcase
Lihue Parish Hall, 4340 Nawiliwili Road, next to Lihue United Church
$5 at-the-door for this 40-minute family-friendly concert
Proceeds benefit the Zonta Club Christmas Fund
Contact:  Director Janie Crane, 332-9737
Info: www.KauaiDanceTheatre.com    

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Saturday, December 10; 7:00 pm
Kauai Sings Christmas CHEER!
A fundraiser to benefit Malama Pono Health Services
Kilohana Luau Pavilion
Cash bar and food for purchase
Tickets: Premium Table for 10 = $300
Standard Table for 10 = $250
Individual Tickets available, $25 advance; $30 at Door
www.kauaisings.com
Tickets:  Malama Pono, (808) 246-9577

Sunday, December 11th, 2016
BAMP Project Presents

Jo Koy
Doors 6p
Show 7p

Tickets $35 General Admission, $45 Gold Circle

Tickets Online@ flavorus.com/bamp_jokoykauai2016
Tickets On Island

Hanalei @ Hanalei Surf

Kapaa @ Pono Market

Kapaa @ Rainbow Gas and Mini Mart

Lihue @ Deja Vu Surf Hawaii, Kukui Grove

Tickets @ PAC Box Office...Night Of Show Only

Wednesday, December 14th, 2016

Island School  - Island School Music Department

Winter Concert - "Christmas Rocks"

Directed by Philip A. Steinbacher, Accompanied by Rose Alfiler

w/ Island School Alakai Chorus, Island School `Opio Chorus, Island School Keiki Chorus

Island School Singers

Box Office Open 5:30p, Doors Open 6p, Performance 6:30p

 

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Wednesday, December 14, 6:30 pm
“Christmas Rocks”
Island School Chorus performance
Kauai Community College Performing Arts Center, Lihue
Contact: Philip Steinbacher


Friday, December 16th, 2016

Dove Presents

Trevor Hall Trio...8p, Doors Open 7p

Tickets $35, Tickets Online @ http://dovepresents.com/shows.htm, Tickets @ PAC Box Office Night Of Show Only...$40(If Available)
 

Saturday, December 17, 5:00 pm Doors; 5:30 pm Concert

Kilauea Christmas Concert

Featuring Kupaoa & the Ke ‘Ala Aumoe Dancers, the Kilauea Social Club, Malani Bileyu + Special Surprise Guest

Anaina Hou Community Park (Home of Kauai Mini Golf)

Dinner plates, beer, wine & water will be sold - Bring your own chair - Cost:  FREE & open to the public

Saturday, December 17, 5:00 pm Doors; 5:30 pm Concert
Kilauea Christmas Concert
Featuring Kupaoa & the Ke ‘Ala Aumoe Dancers, the Kilauea Social Club, Malani Bileyu + Special Surprise Guest
Anaina Hou Community Park (Home of Kauai Mini Golf)
Dinner plates, beer, wine & water will be sold
Bring your own chair
Cost:  FREE & open to the public

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Saturday, Dec 17, 7:30 pm; KCC Performing Arts Center
Sunday, Dec 18, 5:00 pm; St. Regis Hotel
Kauai Chorale presents:  “The Colors of Christmas”
Dan Spriggs, Percussion; Jill Simonsen, Duet Pianist
Kauai Chorale String Ensemble
Kauai Chorale Brass Ensemble
Guests:  Kauai Seventh Day Adventist Children’s Choir
Tickets: $12 in advance; $15 at door; Students $5
Wranglers, Hanapepe Bookstore, Kalaheo Café, Lapperts,
Scotty’s Music, Pono Market, Kauai Music & Sound,
North Shore Pharmacy
Kauaichorale.com/ticket-outlets(808) 822-5633

Monday, December 19th, 2016

Kauai Hospice Presents
Leslie Jordan
Emmy Award-Winning Actor/Comedian
'Will & Grace, 'Sordid Lives', 'American Horror Story'
A Kauai Hospice Benefit Comedy Concert Performance
Doors Open 6:30p
Performance @ 7:30p

Contact: 808-245-7277

Tickets $25 General Admission, $45 Premium
Special Premium Seating w/Meet & Greet...$75
(Includes Pupus and Beverages)
Tickets Online @ http://kauaihospice.org/leslie-jordan-comedy-concert/

Saturday, December 31, 5:30 – 9:00 pm
New Year’s Eve Celebration
Food trucks, live entertainment, movie in the park, keiki activities, spectacular Fireworks display
Poipu Beach Park, Koloa
Free and Open to the public
Contact:  Jody Kjedsen, (808) 742-7444

 

JANUARY 2017 ARTS & CULTURE EVENTS

 

 

Kauai Community Players 2017 Season:
January 13 – 29
Kauai Community Players present
Little Shop of Horrors
By Alan Menken & Howard Ashman
Directed by Rebecca Hanson
Winner of 1983 Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Musical

 

Thursday, January 26, 2017; 6:00 Door; 7:00 Show
An Evening with Judy Collins
Singer-Songwriter & Folk Music Icon
Special Guest: Ari Hest – Hawaii Tour 2017
Kauai Community College Performing Arts Center
Tickets:  $45 general; $65 gold circle
Tix Outlets: Kauai Music & Sound, Hanalei Music & Strings, Progressive Expressions, Kauai Harley Davidson, Scotty’s Music
Contact:  Lazar Bear, (808) 896-4845www.lazarbear.com
www.judycollins.com

 

FEBRUARY 2017 ARTS & CULTURE EVENTS

 

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February 4, 7:00 am – 12:00 pm
Ka Moku O Manokalanipo Paani Makahiki
Ancient Hawaiian Games, Awards, Cultural Demonstrations,
Displays, Kauai made products, Food, and more
Waimea Athletic Field, Waimea Town
Contact:  Julie Kanealii, 635-9028

 

Friday, Saturday, Sunday, February 10-22
11:00 am – 5:00 pm daily; Fridays till 8:00 pm
Kauai Quilt Show 2017
Kauai Society of Artists Gallery
Next to Foot Locker, Kukui Grove Shopping Center
Sponsored by Kauai Quilt Guild, Nene Quilters,
Discount Fabric Warehouse, Kapaia Stitchery, Vicky’s Fabric
Contact:  Lea, 808 652 2261leaingram.artist@gmail.com

 

Kauai Community Players
February 17 – March 5
Kauai Community Players present
Going Home
The final of four plays about plantation life in WW II–era Hawaii
By David Penhallow Scott
Directed by Steve Whitney

 

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MARCH 2017 ARTS & CULTURE EVENTS

 

Saturday, March 18
“Journey to Wonderland”
Island School’s 38th Annual Gala Auction
Kauai Marriott Resort
Kauai Marriott Weekend Special Group rates
(808) 246-0233; email: auction@ischool.org    
www.Facebook.com/IslandSchoolAuction

 

Kauai Community Players

March 31 – April 16
Kauai Community Players present
Savanna Sipping Society
By Kauai playwrights Jesse Jones, Nicholas Hope & Jamie Wooten
Directed by Jo Grande

 

APRIL 2017 ARTS & CULTURE EVENTS

 

MAY 2017 ARTS & CULTURE EVENTS

 

Kauai Community Players

May 12 – 28
Kauai Community Players present
Talley’s Folly
Pulitzer Prize-winning play by Lanford Wilson
Directed for KCP by Nellie Foster
Takes place in a Victorian boathouse in Lebanon, Missouri, in 1944.

 

ON GOING

 

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