NOVEMBER 2014 ART & CULTURE EVENTS

 

Saturday, November 29, 8:30 am - 1:30 pm
Kaua’i Handworks 35th Annual Christmas Fair
All Kaua’i-made products in longest running Kaua’i Crafts Fair
Wilcox School Cafeteria
Contact:  Erlinda Bukoski, (808) 332-7220;
Gayle Konishi, (808) 332-8483

 

Saturday, November 29, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Women Artists of Kauai present
6th Annual Holiday Fine Art Festival
Hanapepe United Church of Christ (next to Library)
Info: Marionette (808) 631-9173, www.womenartistofkauai.blogspot.com(external link)

Saturday, November 29
Go Green for the Holidays — Annual Members Meeting
Tabletop Centerpiece or Small Evergreen Swag Workshop
Wai Kuapahi, Billi Smith, Lorraine Wichman & Others
Bring your own clippers, scissors, gloves, embellishments
CCC Camp
Cost $20
Sign up:  (808) 335-9975

Saturday, November 29, 7:00 pm
Kirk Smart presents
“A History of Hawaiian Steel Guitar”
Special guests:  Donavon Frankenreiter, Pancho Graham,
Lady Ipo, Eddie Lilikalani Punua, OCDC, Tone 11, Violet Asuncion
and many more….
Kauai Community College Performing Arts Center
Adults $20; Keiki $10
Ticket Outlets:  Hanalei Strings, Magic Dragon, Kauai Music & Sound,
Scotty’s Music, Island Soap & Candleworks, Koloa
Online:  Ksmartmusic.com; (808) 652-7226 - credit cards


DECEMBER 2014  ART & CULTURE EVENTS

Friday, December 5, 2:00 – 8:00 pm
Ten Thousand Hands 4th Annual Show & Sale
Artists:  Mary Nakamura, Tony Wagner,
Kat Bertucci, Bon Moore & Fanny Bilodeau
Please join us for pupu’s wine & talk story
Waipouli Plaza, Upstairs, 4-901 Kuhio Hwy, Kapaa
Percentage of Profits to benefit Kukulu Kumuhana o Anahola
Contact:  marysnakamura at yahoo.com; (808) 652-2260

Friday, December 5, 6:00 - 9:00 pm
Lights on Rice Parade
Vidinha Stadium along Rice Street to Historical County Building
Kauai Museum Crafts Fair and Food Vendors
Info:  Eileen Winters (808) 639-6571

Friday, December 5, 6:00 - 8:00 pm
The Festivals of Lights – “Santa’s Gone Kauaian”
6:00 – 6:30 Spectacular Lighting Countdown by Santa & Mrs Claus
Kauai Chorale concert
6:30 – Lights on Rice Parade
Display of dazzling Holiday Creations inside
Historic County Building on Rice St
Open every Friday, Saturday, Sunday evening from 6 – 8 pm
Through December 21; open Christmas Eve; Final Night – Dec. 27
www.kauaifestivaloflights.com(external link)
Contact:  Elizabeth Freeman, (808) 639-8564
Sponsored by County of Kauai, Hawaiian Tourism Authority,
HouseMart Ace Hardware & Crafts, Friends of the Festival of Lights

Saturday, December 6, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Full Wreath-making Workshop
Wai Kuapahi, Billi Smith, Lorraine Wichman & Others
Bring your own clippers, scissors, gloves, embellishments
CCC Camp
Cost $20
Sign up:  (808) 335-9975

Saturday, December 6, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Kauai Dance Center
Winter Recital & Dance Showcase (One Day Only)
Ballet, Hip Hop, Spanish Dance
at Eyes Wide Open Productions Nawiliwili Theater/Home Studio of Kauai Dance Center
3285 Waapa Road Lihue (Between Nawiliwili Park & Hesse Carpet)
10 - 11 Keiki Dance Concert
12 - 1 Youth Dance Concert, Ballet & Hip Hop & Spanish Dance
3 - 4 Advanced Class Dance Concert
Ballet & Classical Solo, Lyrical, Modern & Spanish Dance
Contact:  Jennifer Bell-Grey

Saturday, December 6, 7:00 pm
Sunday, December 7, 2:00 pm
The Kauai Performing Arts Center (KPAC) proudly presents
Three Middle School Plays
“No Show” by Alan Haehnel; directed by Robert Carrasco
Performed by the students of Kapaa Middle School
“Three Doors to Death” or “The Choice is Yours”
by Keith Jackson; directed by Sera Shimomura
Performed by the students of Waimea Canyon Middle School
“Smarty Pants” by Bradley Hayward; directed by Dennis McGraw
Performed by the students of Chiefess Kamakahelei Middle School
Kauai War Memorail Convention Hall
Admission:  Adults $6; Students $3
Tickets available from cast members or at the door
KPAC is a Hawaii State Dept of Education Program

Sunday, December 7, 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Waipa Foundation invites you to
5th Annual Kalo Festival
Educational displays, Biggest Kalo Contest, Poi Pounding,
Kalo tasting, Kalo-inspired foods, Recipe contest, silent auction
Beautiful music all day, local artisans with unique holiday gifts
Halulu Fishpond, Haena end of Hanalei Bay
(half mile past Hanalei Town)
Admission $5 for adults; $1 for keiki ages 3 - 18
Fundraiser for Waipa Living Learning Center focused on taking care
of our natural resources, practicing Hawaiian culture & values,
inspiring keiki and community
www.waipafoundation.org(external link)

Sunday, December 7, 6:00 - 8:00 pm
Holiday Hula Christmas Celebration
Halau Na Hula O Kaohikukapulani;
Kumu Hula Kapu Kinimaka-Alquiza
Grand Hyatt Kauai Ballroom, Poipu
Tickets $20 advance/$25 at the door
Contact:  Kapu (808) 335-6466

Sunday, December 7, 7:00 pm (Doors open at 6:00 pm)
Growing Our Own Teachers presents
Amy Hanaiali’i Gilliom in Concert
Two sets:  Hawaiian Music + Christmas Holiday Flavor
Kauai Community College Performing Arts Center
Tickets: $45 premium seats; $35 general admission
Online at www.growkauaiteachers.org(external link)
Ticket Outlets:  Savage Gifts, Hanalei; Pono Market, Kapaa;
the Mail Service Center, Princeville Shopping Center;
Kapaa Ship, Print & Storage; King Auto Center, Lihue;
Kalaheo Music and Strings
Proceeds to benefit “Growing Our Own Teachers”
Contact:  Jonathan Roberts; (808) 652-6863;
Jonathanmcroberts4 at gmail.com

Monday, December 8, 7:30 pm (Honolulu Event)
Chamber Music Hawaii
Brass, Organ, Percussion Music
“Twas the Night Before Christmas”, “Greensleeves”,
Carols, Music of Bach, Gabrieli and Respighi
St Andrews Cathedral, Honolulu
Tickets:  $30/ Students w/ ID free at door
(808) 489-5038; www.chambermusichawaii.org(external link)
Contact:  Stephen Strugnell, (808) 722-0172

Wednesday, December 10, 6:00 – 7:30 pm
An Albatross Reality Show
“Kaloakulua Grows Up Before Our Eyes”
Facilitated by Hob Osterlund and Susan Dierker
View video clips of the albatross chicks early days of life
Princeville Public Library, 4343 Emmalani Drive
Free event sponsored by the Friends of the NS Library, PV
Sign Language Interpreter: Call 826-4310 two wks before program

Thursday & Friday, December 11 & 12, 6:30 pm
Callbacks on Saturday at 1:00 pm (be available for all 3 days)
Kauai Community Players announce auditions for 3-act play
directed by Cass Foster
“Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?” by Edward Albee,
Winner of 1963 Tony Award for Best Play;
1962-63 NY Drama Critic’s; Circle Award for Best Play
Two Couples: M & W in 40’s - 50’s; M & W in late 20’s - 30’s
Mature material
Performance dates:  3 weekends starting May 8, 2015
Rehearsal dates will be provided at auditions
Location:  Email Cass613 at gmail.com

Friday, December 12, 7:00 pm
Michelle Rundbakern invites you to Fly By Night Cabaret
“The Snow Queen”
Dancing Toys, Enchanted Queens, Fairies, Winter Creatures
Created for families and children
All Saints Gym, Kapaa

Friday, December 13, 7:30 pm
Michelle Rundbakern invites you to Fly By Night Cabaret
“Naughty or Nice”
A tantalizing evening of aerial performances, comedy, music, dance
Dress up in your naughtiest or nicest
United Church of Christ, Lihue (next to King Auto)

Saturday, December 13, 7:30 PM
KCC Performing Arts Center
Sunday, December 14, 5:00 pm
St Regis Hotel, Ballroom (complimentary parking)
“It’s Christmas with The Kauai Chorale”
Lois Ricciardi, Director; Virginia Shepherd, Accompanist
Special Guests:  String/Woodwind Ensemble
Brass Ensemble; Percussion
Ticket Outlets: Kalaheo Café & Coffee Co; Kauai Music & Sound;
Lappert’s Ice Cream-Princeville & Kukuiula; North Shore Pharmacy;
Picture Plus-Kukui Grove; Hanapepe TalkStory BookStore;
Wrangler Steak House, Pono Market
Adults:  $12 advance/$15 at gate
Students: $5
Info:  337-1882; 822-5633

Friday & Saturday, December 12, 13, 19, 20; 7:00 pm
Sunday, December 14 & 21, 3:00 pm
“The Two Gentlemen of Verona”
by William Shakespeare; directed by Dennis McGraw
Performed by the students of Kauai, Kapaa, Waimea High Schools
At KPAC Black Box Theatre (Room R-3 2 Kauai High School
Admission:  Adults $8; Students $6
Tickets available from cast members or at the door
Info:  Call 651-2417
KPAC is a Hawaii State Dept of Education Program

Saturday, December 20, 6:00 - 11:00 pm
20th Annual Waimea Lighted Christmas Parade 2014
Christmas Party at Hofgaard Park
with live on-stage music & entertainment
Contact:  Esther Estes (808) 652-9027; estesaloha at hawaii.rr.com

JANUARY 2015 ART & CULTURE EVENTS

January 9 - January 25  (three weekend run)
Fridays & Saturdays at 7:00 pm
Sundays at 4:00 pm
“The Last Five Years”
Ingenious Two-character Song-Cycle Musical
Directed by Jennifer Downs
Starring Kameron Fort and Erin Gaines
Puhi Theatrical Warehouse, Kikowaena Rd
Ticket hotline: (808) 245-7700/ text Lana Coffman (808) 651-9994
Discounted tickets for first weekend
www.kauaicommunityplayers.org(external link)

Friday-Saturday, January 16 - 17, 7:30 - 8:30 pm
Kauai Voices Concert “Music of the Heart”
40-voice auditioned choral ensemble present
songs by Bernstein, Sondheim, Gershwin,
The Eagles, The Beatles and James Taylor;
Solos, duets, quartets performed
St Michael and All Angels Church, Lihue
Tickets: $12 in advance from KV Singers/$15 at the door
www.kauaivoices.org(external link); (808) 482-0133
Info:  Melissa Mojo (808) 822-0545

Saturday, January 17, 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Kauai Society of Artists Membership Show Entry Day
KSA Art Gallery, Kukui Grove Center
Exhibition Dates:  January 30 to March 6, 5:00 - 8:00 pm
Closing reception and People’s Choice Awards on March 6, 5 - 8 pm
Contact:  R. Eve Solomon, chairperson

E Kanikapila Kakou 2015 presents the best of Hawaiian music, musicians, composers, dancers and storytellers every Monday night from January 19 through March 23 from 6:00 - 9:00 pm at the Kauai Beach Resort Jasmine Ballroom. A donation at the door will treat you to an unforgettable evening of Aloha from the heart. This program is brought to you by the Garden Island Arts Council with a grant-in-aid from the Hawaii Tourism Authority and is supported by the County of Kauai Office of Economic Opportunity.

Monday, January 19, 6:00 - 9:00 pm
E Kanikapila Kakou 2015 - “Music Into the Community”
2015 theme of “Music into the Community” is heralded in by the five ‘ukulele clubs from the island of Kaua’i. Program begins at 6:00 sharp. (no ‘ukulele circle this week)

Sunday, January 25, 2:00 pm
Ohana Arts & Honpa Hongwanji Mission of Hawaii present:
“Peace On Your Wings”
An original musical inspired by the life of Sadako Sasaki
Music by Jenny Taira, Lyrics by Laurie Rubin
Directed by Cari Lee
Special Kauai Performance – KCC PAC
Tickets $15 General/$10 Students
Online:  KauaiPeaceOnYourWings.BrownPaperTickets.com
Call Lihue Hongwanji Mission:  (808) 245-6262
Door: $20 General/$15 Students
Info:  ohanaarts.org
All ages welcome

Monday, January 26, 6:00 - 9:00 pm
E Kanikapila Kakou 2015 - “Music Into the Community”
Kupaoa — Kellen Paik and Lihau Hannahs Paik, one of Hawaii’s most popular singing couple returns once again to the EKK stage with more of their award-winning original compositions and wonderful music spiced with their signature stage banter.

Friday, January 30, 7:00 pm
Laurie Lewis & Tom Rosum
Bluegrass, Indie Folk & Swing
Opening Act:  Kirk Smart & Michaelle Edwards
Church of the Pacific
Tickets: $25/$30 at door
Magic Dragon,PV; Hanalei Harvest Market; Hanalei Surf Co;
Hanalei Strings; Papaya’s, Kauai Music & Sound, Kapaa;
Scotty’s, Lihue; Island Soap & Candleworks, Kilauea & PV
Info:  (808) 652-3823

 
FEBRUARY 2015 ART & CULTURE EVENTS

Friday, February 6, 5:30 - 7:30 pm
Zonta Club of Kauai Foundation present
22nd Annual Eat Dessert First Valentine’s event
delicious desserts, sugar-free items, fruit trays, chocolate foundation
silent auction, Valentines Prize Drawing, music by Micah Viluan
Kauai Beach Resort
Tickets $25 in advance/$30 at door ($15 tax deductible)
Contact:  Jeanette Bonilla (808) 332-5654
zontakauai at gmail.com; www.zonta-kauai.org(external link)

Ninth Annual All Angels Episcopal Church – Feb 6 - 8
Friday, February 6
“A Tribute to Hawaii” – Jake Shimabukuro
winner of 16 Na Hoku Hanohano & two Grammy Awards;
Amy Hanaialii, Hawaii’s top-selling female vocalist of all time,
5-time Grammy nominee & winner of 22 Na Hoky Hanohano awards
Noel Okimoto on drums & Dean Taba on bass
Tickets $40 advance/$45 at door; online www.stmichaels-kauai.org(external link)
or pick up at church office in Lihue
Saturday, February 7
“We Got the Blues”
Eric Bibb from Finland, one of the great blues singers & guitarists
Valerie Duke from Chatanooga, former vocalist for Glenn Miller Band
Matt Lemmler, New Orleans pianist & composer;
Dean Taba on bass & Abe Lagrimas Jr on Drums
Tickets $40 advance/$45 at door; online www.stmichaels-kauai.org(external link)
or pick up at church office in Lihue
Sunday, February 8, 8:30 am and 11:00 am
Jazz Masses - “Spirit of the Blues”
All-start musicians, soloists, 24-voice choir
Speaker – William Miller, Rector of St Michaels & Founder of All Angels Jazz Festival, Author
Free and Open to the public
Info:  www.stmichaels-kauai.org(external link); (808) 245-3796

Saturday, February 7, 7:00 pm
Sunday, February 8, 3:00 pm
SLACK&BLUES CONCERTS -All-Star Hawaiian & Blues musicians
Taj Mahal & the Hula Blues Band
Slack – Ledward Kaapana & Special Friends
Taj Mahal; Ledward Kaapana; Mike Kaawa;
Kester Smith; Pancho Graham; Bobby Ingano
Traditional Blessing by Sabra Kauka; Hula by Aurora Kaawa
Courtyard -- Marriott Kauai at Coconut Beach Kauai
$45 general admission/$75 golden circle
Tickets:  http://slackandblues.brownpapertickets.com/(external link)
http://kuleanamusic.com/(external link)

E Kanikapila Kakou 2015 presents the best of Hawaiian music, musicians, composers, dancers and storytellers every Monday night from January 19 through March 23 from 6:00 - 9:00 pm at the Kauai Beach Resort Jasmine Ballroom.A donation at the door will treat you to an unforgettable evening of Aloha from the heart. This program is brought to you by the Garden Island Arts Council with a grant-in-aid from the Hawaii Tourism Authority and is supported by the County of Kauai Office of Economic Opportunity.

Monday, February 2, 6:00 - 9:00 pm
E Kanikapila Kakou 2015 - “Music Into the Community”
Kenneth Makuakane and the Pandanus Club - Alden Kaiaokamalie & Rodney Lopez Jr.
plus Kane Hula Dancers from Halau Ke Kai o Kahiki (O’Brian Eselu)
Kauai Beach Resort Jasmine Ballroom

Monday, February 9, 6:00 - 9:00 pm
E Kanikapila Kakou 2015 - “Music Into the Community”
Keola and Moanalani Beamer return with the outstanding artists of the Aloha Music Camp to share their Beamer-style Magic at this “Community Aloha Night” at EKK.
Alan Akaka (steel guitar), Herb Ohta Jr. (‘ukulele), Uluwehi Guerrero (‘ukulele),
Kevin Brown (slack key), Jeff Peterson (slack key), Kaliko Beamer Trapp (guitar),
Konabob Stoeffer (taro patch bass),  Liko Puha (oli), Calvin Hoe (oli)
Kauai Beach Resort Jasmine Ballroom
 
Monday, February 16, 6:00 - 9:00 pm
E Kanikapila Kakou 2015 - “Music Into the Community”
Mark Yamanaka, Bert K. Naihe, Edward N. Atkins
Hawaii Island Falsetto at its very best will thrill the audience as
Mark and friends hit the rafters with their power-packed performance
Kauai Beach Resort Jasmine Ballroom

Monday, February 23, 6:00 - 9:00 pm
E Kanikapila Kakou 2015 - “Music Into the Community”
“Tribute to Uncle Moe”
Cuzzins Mike Keale and Walt Keale carry on the Keale family musical
tradition each bringing his own unique sound and style to the circle
Kauai Beach Resort Jasmine Ballroom

Friday, Saturday, Sunday, February 20 - March 8, 2015
Fri & Sat 7:00 pm; Sun 4:00 pm
Matilda’s Waltz
Original play based on sugar plantation life and politics in Hawaii
Written and directed by David Penhallow Scott
Puhi Theatrical Warehouse, Kikowaena Rd
Ticket hotline: (808) 245-7700/ text Lana Coffman (808) 651-9994
Discounted tickets for first weekend
www.kauaicommunityplayers.org(external link)


MARCH 2015 ART & CULTURE EVENTS

E Kanikapila Kakou 2015 presents the best of Hawaiian music, musicians, composers, dancers and storytellers every Monday night from January 19 through March 23 from 6:00 - 9:00 pm at the Kauai Beach Resort Jasmine Ballroom.A donation at the door will treat you to an unforgettable evening of Aloha from the heart. This program is brought to you by the Garden Island Arts Council with a grant-in-aid from the Hawaii Tourism Authority and is supported by the County of Kauai Office of Economic Opportunity.

Monday, March 2, 6:00 - 9:00 pm
E Kanikapila Kakou 2015 - “Music Into the Community”
“Music of Na Lani Eha”
featuring Hawaiian Music Hall of Fame Serenaders
Kuuipo Kumukahi, Kimo Stone, Isaac Akuna, Jospeh Winchester
Kauai Beach Resort Jasmine Ballroom

Monday, March 9, 6:00 - 9:00 pm
E Kanikapila Kakou 2015 - “Music Into the Community”
Waipuna – Kale Hannahs, Matthew Sproat, David Kamakahi
Kauai Beach Resort Jasmine Ballroom


Monday, March 16, 6:00 - 9:00 pm
E Kanikapila Kakou 2015 - “Music Into the Community”
Aunty Noelani Mahoe and Kai’ola Farin
Kauai Beach Resort Jasmine Ballroom

Monday, March 23, 6:00 - 9:00 pm
E Kanikapila Kakou 2015 - “Music Into the Community”
“One Big Community Hula Party”
Open invitation to any and all hula dancers to share your hula
Music by Tamatea Nui O Kauai – Haunani Kaui, Wailana Dasalia,
Piikea Matias, Anuhea Herrod, Tia Keawe, Rose Kurita
Malie Foundation Special (Lady Ipo and Uncle Nathan)
Kauai Beach Resort Jasmine Ballroom

WEEKLY EVENTS

AT THE COCONUT MARKETPLACE

Hula Shows

If you’re looking for some free, lively and fun Hawaiian entertainment, visit Coconut Marketplace in Kapaa for an authentic Hula Show every Wednesday at 5 p.m. and Saturday at 1 p.m. Hula, a dance form native to the Hawaiian islands, is something everyone must see. All are welcome to enjoy the free hula shows as well as more than 30 quality shops and eateries of Coconut Marketplace in a tropical open-air setting. Coconut Marketplace is located at 4-484 Kuhio Highway, Kapaa, HI 96746.  For more information, call us at (808) 822-3641 or visit www.coconutmarketplace.com.(external link)  

Larry Rivera

Come and hear free live Hawaiian music and enjoy a relaxing evening with the renowned Larry Rivera every Friday at 5 p.m. at Coconut Marketplace in Kapaa. Known as musical legend in Hawaii, Larry Rivera has serenaded many visitors and locals alike with his soothing and soulful voice. A recipient of a lifetime achievement award from the Hawaii Academy of Recording Arts, Larry Rivera is a staple in Kauai’s music scene. All are welcome to enjoy the free Hawaiian music show featuring Larry Rivera as well as more than 30 quality shops and eateries of Coconut Marketplace in a tropical open-air setting.  Coconut Marketplace is located at 4-484 Kuhio Highway, Kapaa, HI 96746. For more information, call us at (808) 822-3641 or visit www.coconutmarketplace.com.(external link)   

Farmer’s Market

Immerse yourself in the colors and flavors of Kauai's exotic produce at the Coconut Marketplace Farmer’s Market, located in the front parking lot every Tuesday and Thursday from 8 a.m. to noon. If you’re a foodie or looking to get a taste of locally grown fresh fruit and vegetables, come visit us. Get there on time as produce can go quickly! All are welcome to enjoy the Farmer’s Market as well as more than 30 quality shops and eateries of Coconut Marketplace in a tropical open-air setting.  Coconut Marketplace is located at 4-484 Kuhio Highway, Kapaa, HI 96746. For more information, call us at (808) 822-3641 or visit www.coconutmarketplace.com.(external link) 

!!!SUNSHINE MARKETS

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Monday Koloa Ball Park (12 noon) Kukui Grove Shopping Center, Lihue (3pm)

Tuesday Coconut Market Place, Kapaa (9am-12 noon) Kalaheo Neighborhood Center (3:30pm) Hawaiian Farmers of Hanalei (2pm)

Wednesday Kapaa Town Park (3pm) Kauai Culinary Market, Poipu (4-6pm)

Thursday Coconut Market Place, Kapaa (9am-12 noon) Hanapepe Park (3pm) Kilauea Neighborhood Center (4:30pm)

Friday Vidinha Stadium, Lihue (3pm)

Saturday Kauai Community Market, Puhi (9:30am-1pm) Kekaha Neighborhood Center (9am) Hanalei Saturday Market (10am-12 noon) For more info got to www.kauaigrown.org(external link)

* TREASURERS OF KAUAI and NIIHAU. For more info call the Kauai Museum at 808-245-6931.