SEPTEMBER ARTS & CULTURE EVENTS

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Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Sept. 23, 24, 25, 11:00 – 6:00 pm
18th Annual Kauai Powwow in Paradise
Native American Crafting & Education Tents, Drumming,
Organic Fry Bread, Grand Entry Parade & Hawaiian Blessing
Kapaa Beach Park, Kapaa
Contact:  Kaplan Bunce, (808) 647-4285

 

Ohana Day
Saturday, September 24, 2016
10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Grove Farm museum, 4050 Nawiliwili Road Lihue
Locomotive Learning Park, Haleko Road, Lihue (across from the old Lihue mill site)
Waioli Mission House, 05-5373Kuhio Highway, Hanalei (behind Waioli Park)
Free admission at all three sites!
Contact 245-3202 for more information or visit grovefarm.org
In conjunction with the Smithsonian Magazine Museum Live Day, Waioli Corporation is hosting free Ohana Days at three of its historic sites on Saturday, September 24, 2016 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.  At Grove Farm museum on Nawiliwili Road in Lihue you can experience some of the Kauai island and sugar history strolling through the buildings and around the grounds.  The Gift Shop will be open as well.  At the Locomotive Learning Park on Haleko Road in Lihue you can take a ride in replica cane cars behind an historic Hawaii steam locomotive and be transported from present day Lihue back to a time when sugar coated the island.  And in Hanalei, enjoy guided tours of the 1836 Waioli Mission House, which was home to missionary teachers Abner and Lucy Wilcox and today continues as a quiet touchstone to the missionary efforts on Kauai.

 

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Friday, September 30, 7:00 pm
Free Movie Night – film begins at dusk
Anaina hou Community Park, Home of Kauai Mini Golf
5-2723 Kuhio Hwy, Kilauea
Bring blankets & chairs to lounge on the lawn at Kauai Mini Golf;
join us early to save your spot and enjoy refreshments and dinner from our Café
Info:  www.anainahou.org(808) 828-2118; Joanna Villarreal

 

OCTOBER ARTS & CULTURE EVENTS

 

Saturday – Sunday, October 1 & 2, 9:00 am-5:00 pm
20th Annual Coconut Festival
Kapaa Beach Park
Cost:  Free & Open to the public

 

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October 8, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Queen Emalani Festival
11:00 am – Arrival of Queen on Horseback
followed by Presentation of Ho`okupu and Hula by Halau
Kanaloahuluhulu Meadow, Kokee State Park
Open to the public
Contact:  Hui o Laka, www.kokee.org

 

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Saturday, October 15, 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Matsuri 2016
Japanese Culture – dance, singing, flower arranging, tea ceremony, kimono dressing, Shodo, origami, crafts booths, mocha pounding, food booth, bonsai, taiko drumming, kendo, karate, plus presentations from Japan
Kauai Veterans Center, Kapule Highway
Free & Open to the Public

 

Sunday, October 16, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Canoe Plant Festival
Chef Demonstrations & Tastings, AgriCulture Workshops,
Keiki Activities and much more
Malama Kaua`i Community Farm,
Wai Koa Plantation, Kalihiwai Ridge
Contact:  Megan Fox, 828-0685, ext 12; www.malamakauai.org    

 

Thursday, October 20,
Broadway Pacific Productions announces premiere performance
“Broadway in Love”, dinner show
Showcasing Kauai’s finest singers in a revue of favorite love songs from the Great White Way – Cindy Jackson, Jessika Montoya, Erin Gaines, Daphne Sanchez, Bud Soria, Kurt Last, Greg Shepherd
Piano accompaniment by Monica Chung; Ian Foster emcee
Hilton Garden Inn, next to Wailua River
Info:  Contact Greg Shepherd; broadway.pacific@yahoo.com

 

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Friday, October 21 – Saturday, October 22
Kauai Chocolate & Coffee Festival
Hanapepe Town

 

October 22, 7:30 am to 12:00 noon
Friends of Kamalani & Lydgate Park invited you to:
National Make a Difference Day
Community Workday at Kamalani Play Bridge
Fresh Coat of Paint at the Kamalani Play Bridge, Lydgate Park
Refreshments and Lunch will be provided
Report to the Kamalani Pavilion by the overnight campground
Lydgate Beach Park was founded a century ago to serve the residents of Kauai and was named in honor of the preservationist, Rev John Mortimer Lydgate
Register808) 639-1018; www.Kamalani.org
Contact:  Kurt Indvik, (949) 370-9509

 

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NOVEMBER ARTS & CULTURE EVENTS

 

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November 4 - 6
Princeville Community Fine Arts Exhibit
Friday, November 4th, 8:00 - 10:00am
Artists submit pieces with entry forms
Princeville Community center


Friday, November 4th, 4:00 – 8:00pm
Exhibit gala opening night with live music
Princeville Community center
Open to the public, no charge


Saturday, November 5th, 1:00 - 5:00pm
Exhibit
Princeville Community center
Open to the public, no charge


Sunday, November 6th, 1:00 - 4:00pm
Exhibit
Princeville Community center
Open to the public, no charge
4:00 -5:00pm artists pick up artwork
Info: http://www.princevillecommunity.com/view/events-committee.aspx
for Parameters for Submission and online entry form
April McGinnis – April@princevillecommunity.com
 (808) 826-6687

Saturday, November 5, 8:00 am – 3:00 pm
Community Swap Meet with Grove Farm
Grove Farm Park, Puhi
Cost:  Free to Shop
Register to Participate:  Linda, (808) 245-3678
 

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Saturday, November 5, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Veterans Day Parade 2016
Parade, food & craft booths; Entertainment
Historic County Building, Lihue
Free & Open to the public
Contact:  Russel Maeda, (808) 652-4802

Saturday, November 12, 12:00 noon – 6:00 pm
Niihau-Kauai Festival
Celebrating the ties of Niihau and Kauai
With Cultural displays, Hula, Live Music & Entertainment
Location:  Elepaio Road
Tickets:  TBD
Contact:  Nalani Brun, (808) 241-6394

 

Saturday, November 12, 7:00 am – 11:00 am
Rotary Club of Kauai announces
14th Annual Old Koloa Sugar Mill Run (half marathon)
Anne Knudsen Park, Junction Maluhia Road & Emi Road, Koloa
$30 - $40
Contact:  Tom Lodico, (808) 635-5404

 

DECEMBER ARTS & CULTURE EVENTS

 

Friday, December 2, 6:00 – 9:00 pm
Lights on Rice Parade 2016
Parade from Vidinha Stadium, up Rice Street to the Historic County Building, Lihue
Crafts Fair by the Kauai Museum, 9:00 am – 9:00 pm
Food Vendors
Free and Open to the Public
Contact:  Eileen Winters, (808) 639-3571

Friday, December 2 – December 24, 6:00 – 8:00 pm
Festival of Lights 2016
Light creations by Auntie Josie’s and Kauai artisans
Every Friday, Saturday & Sunday evening
Contact:  Elizabeth Freeman, (808) 63908564

 

Sunday, December 4, 4:00 – 9:00 pm
Annual Holiday Hula Celebration
Kumu Hula Kapu Kinimaka-Alquiza
Music by Na Kapu Mele
Guest performance by sister Halau, West Japan Hula Association, Kumamoto, Japan
Admission:  $20 in advance; $25 at door
Tickets & Information:  Haru, (808) 634-5746
Contact:  Na Hula O Kaohikukapulani, (808) 651-3099

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