APRIL 2015 ART & CULTURE EVENTS

Thursday, April 23, 10:00 am

Hawaii State Supreme Court Oral Argument

Kauai Community College PAC

Free & Open to the Public

Contact:  David Lam, (808) 482-2378

 

Friday, April 24, 7:00 – 9:00 pm

An Evening of Poetry at Storybook Theatre

A Kauai celebration of April as National Poetry Month

“Tapestry” –An evening of Poems Threaded with Music

Featuring Dawn Kawahara, Helen Sina, Mark Jeffers

Musicians – Emma Womack & Justin Womack (violin & viola)

Open Mic for local poets; sign up before program

Sparky’s Place Peace Garden at Storybook Theatre

Suggested donation:  $10

Info:  Storybook Theatre, (808) 335-0712

 

Friday & Saturday, April 24, 25, May 1, May 2, 7:00 pm

Sunday, April 26, May 3, 3:00 pm

KPAC – The Kauai Performing Arts Center presents

Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast”

Kauai War Memorial Convention Hall, Lihue

Tickets:  Adults $10 in advance/$12 at door

Youth 4 – 18, $8 in advance/$10 at door (Free-3 and younger)

Ticket Outlets:  North Shore Pharmacy, Jim Saylor Jewelers.

Scotty’s Music House, Progressive Expressions, Kalaheo Café & Coffee Company

KPAC is a Hawaii State Dept of Education Program

Info:  651-2417

 

Friday-Saturday-Sunday, April 24 – 26

Friday, April 24, 7:00 pm, “Music & Memories” Concert

Saturday, 5:30 pm – Service/Farewell Sermon by Father Bill

Sunday, 7:30 am & 9:45 am – Services/Farewell Sermon

Reception following all 3 services

Book signing by Father Bill:   The Beer Drinker’s Guide to God: The Whole and Holy Truth about Lager, Loving and Living; The Gospel According to Sam: Animal Stories for the Soul

St. Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church, 4364 Hardy & Umi

Info:  245-3796; www.stmichaels-kauai.org

 

April 25 & 26, 11:00 am to 6:00 pm

Kauai Art Tour – Artists Open Studios

Wailua to Hanalei

Free Printed Guidebooks will be available as well as Maps & Info online: KauaiArtTour.com

 

Saturday, April 25, 4:00 – 6:00 pm

Hawaiian Treasures Heritage Center presents

Hawaiian Storytelling with Mauli’ola

Peace Garden Stage at Storybook Theatre, Hanapepe

Info:  (808) 335-0672; (808) 635-1266

 

Sunday, April 26, 4:00 pm

Kauai Concert Assn, Eye Care Center & Dr. Timothy Lee present

Sean Chen, Classical Pianist, Van Cliburn Competition Winner

Kauai Community College PAC

Tickets $25 adults, $10 students

Tickets by phone (808) 245-7464

Tickets Online: Kauai-concert.org

Outlets:  Magic Dragon Toys, Kauai Music & Sound,

Pictures Plus, Island Soap & Candleworks, The Wine Shop,

Kalaheo Café & Coffee

Contact:  Jason Blake (808) 652-5210

 

Tuesday, April 28, 5:30 pm

Chipper Wichman, Director & CEO of NTBG

Talk: Importance of the World’s Largest Conservation

Conference coming to Hawai’I in September 2016.

“International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN)

World Conservation Congress (WCC)” – held every four years,

Most recently on Jeju Island, South Korea in 2012

Environmental & Climate leaders, policy makers, scientists –

Estimated 8 – 10,000 delegates from 160 countries will travel

To Hawai’I for “the Olympics of Conservation”

Talk will be held in KCC Cafeteria, Puhi

Info:  www.ntbg.org and Kauai.hawaii.edu

 

Thursday, April 30, 7:00 pm

Kauai Community College Jazz Band Spring Concert

Kauai Community College PAC

Free and Open to the Public

Contact:

 

MAY 2015 ART & CULTURE EVENTS

 

Friday, May 1, 6:00 pm

Annual Na Lei Hiwahiwa Concert

Kauai Beach Resort Jasmine Ballroom

  • musical harmonies of the Kuini Trio;
  • Miz Kaua'i Tita 2005 Chanel Flores;
  • Mei Day Lei Court and
  • Kaua'i King Kamehameha Parade Pau Queen.

Food available for purchase on site. Sponsored in part by HTA and County of Kaua'i OED. Event coordinated by Malie Foundation and proceeds support the mission to perpetuate the Hawaiian culture. Tickets -- $25 in advance; $30 at door for adults. $10 children 6-17. Get tickets online at MalieFoundation.org  Ticket outlets: Vicky's Fabrics, Kaua'i Music & Sound or Kaua'i Beach Resort. If you have a disability and need assistance call Jodi Omo 635-3295 by April 24.

 

May 1 – 3, 8:30 am – 5:00 pm

2015 Kauai Writers Conference

Hosts 6 nationally recognized authors and 2 top literary agents;

A full weekend of author, agent and editor talks, conference sessions with personal feedback in the unique Read-A-Palooza event.

Courtyard at Marriott Resort, Kapaa

Conference fee: $429.

Scholarships are available for college as well as junior and senior high school students.  

Discounted group rates are available for parties of four or more.

Visit www.kauaiwritersconference.com.

Saturday May 2, 8-11a, Wilcox Memorial Hospital

WILCOX MEMORIAL HOSPITAL INVITES FAMILIES TO THE 2015 KAUA‘I KEIKI BIKE & SAFETY DAY

Wilcox Memorial Hospital is partnering with several community organizations to present the 2015 Kaua‘i Keiki Bike & Safety Day, a free safety education event for kids and families, on Saturday, May 2, from 8 to 11 a.m. at Wilcox Memorial Hospital.

Keiki ages 5-10 are invited to collect stamps in their Bike & Safety Passport to use to enter a free drawing for a new bike or skateboard. A variety of safety education and activity stations will be offered including:

Helmet fit station, where Wilcox will be fitting and giving away 300 free helmets to keiki ages 5-10 Bike and skateboard safety inspection stations, where Kaua‘i Skate ‘Ohana and Kaua‘i Cycle will inspect bikes and skateboards to make sure they are running well Bicycle skills enhancement course conducted by Kaua‘i Path Skateboard skills enhancement course, where Kaua‘i Skate ‘Ohana will give tips and demonstrations on skateboard skills and proper use of safety gear Car seat safety inspection by Kapi‘olani Medical Center for Women & Children and Kaua‘i Police Department American Medical Response-guided ambulance tours

There will also be activity booths and giveaways from community organizations such as Hawai‘i Life Flight, Sports Authority and Kaua‘i Community Federal Credit Union.

Registration is required for this event and is available online at wilcoxhealth.org. For more information, call 245-1198. 

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Thursday, May 7 (HONOLULU)

Hawaii Community Foundation presents

Advancing Nonprofit Excellence

2015 Board & Nonprofit Leadership Conference

Keynote Speaker:  Jennifer Henderson, nationally recognized thought leader and consultant -- “Leadership that Changes the World”

Hawaii Convention Center, Honolulu

Info: Hawaiicommunityfoundation.org

 

Saturday, May 9, 2015, 5:30 – 9:00 pm

Kauai Historical Society Fundraiser

Smith’s Tropical Garden

Tickets:  $85 – dinner and entertainment – local musicians representing all sections of Kaua’i

Silent Auction – valuable, unusual and rare items

Starting at 4:00 pm:

Free Smith’s Boat rides on Wailua River for local residents;

Visitors –discounted boat ride tickets at $18

Contact:  Kaua’I Historical Society

 

May 15 Deadline

Participation in 2015 The King’s Celebration & Parade

Theme:  Hu’e ‘ia Ka Wai I Pa’a  -- “Drawing Water from the Rock”

(Extracting deep knowledge from True Sources of Knowledge)

Perfect opportunity to honor/recognize someone in your ‘Ohana

Saturday, June 13, 9:00 am to 2:00 pm

Fabulous Floral Parade from

Vidinha Stadium to Historic County Building Grounds

Full Pa’u Units, Floats, Walking & Riding Units

Live entertainment to follow; local food, crafts

Nathan Kalama, 2015 Kauai Parade Coordinator

Contact:  Melissia Sugai, (808) 635-7205; Melissia_sugai@hotmail.com

 

May 15 – 16, 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

M. Kawamura Farm Enterprises presents

Lawn & Garden Expo 2015

– latest productions, demonstrations, special pricing

Kawamura Farm, 2824 Wehe Road, Lihue

Info:  Kawamura Farm

 

Saturday, May 16, 7:30 pm

Kauai Chorale Spring 2015 Concert

“Heart and Soul”

70 voices featuring music that inspire, give hope and celebrate love

Under the direction of Millie Curtis

KCC Performing Arts Center

Tickets:  $12 advance/$15 at door

From Kauai Chorale members; Wrangler’s,

Talk Story Book Store, Kalaheo Café, Pictures Plus,

Scotty’s Music, Kauai Music & Sound, Pono Market,

Lappert’s – Poipu, Princeville; North Shore Pharmacy

Info: 822-5633

 

Sunday, May 17, 5:00 pm

Kauai Chorale Spring 2015 Concert

“Heart and Soul”

70 voices featuring music that inspire, give hope and celebrate love

Under the direction of Millie Curtis

St Regis Hotel, Princeville

Tickets:  $12 advance/$15 at door

From Kauai Chorale members; Wrangler’s,

Talk Story Book Store, Kalaheo Café, Pictures Plus,

Scotty’s Music, Kauai Music & Sound, Pono Market,

Lappert’s – Poipu, Princeville; North Shore Pharmacy

Info: 822-5633

 

JUNE 2015 ART & CULTURE EVENTS

 

Sunday, June 7, 11:30 am

Rotary Club of Kapa’a Signature Fundraiser

27th Annual Taste of Hawaii – the Ultimate Sunday Brunch

Serving Kauai’s Youth, Community and Vocational

Smith’s Tropical Paradise

Purchase tickets online

www.tasteofhawaii.com

 

Friday, June 12; 6:30 – Doors/7:30 Show

Dave Mason’s Traffic Jam World Tour 2015

Join Rock&Roll Hall of Famer & Co-founder of the legendary band Traffic; evening of music history as he retraces the earliest days of his career of the works that launched his successful solo career.

Hits:  “Feelin’ Alright”, “Hole in My Shoe”, “We Just Disagree”, “Only You and I Know”.

Tickets:  (808) 896-4845; lazarbear.com

Contact:  Lazar Bear, lazarbear@gmail.com; (808) 896-4845

 

Hawaii Children’s Theatre Summer Stars Registration now Open

For June 15 – July 16 Workshops at Puhi Theatrical Warehouse

Rising Stars Morning Workshops, Ages 5 – 16

Performance: Thursday, July 16, KCC PAC

Afternoon Summer Stars Workshops, Ages 8 – 16

Performances: Friday & Saturday, July 17 & 18, KCC PAC

Culminating in performance of Disney’s Alice in Wonderland, Jr.

Scholarships Available

Tuition:  $375 Rising Stars; $395 PM Production; $720 for both

Info:  www.hawaiichildrenstheatre.org

 

 

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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.