JANUARY 2015 ARTS & CULTURE EVENTS
 

Saturday, January 17, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Ka Moku O Manokalanipo Pa’ani Makahiki
Registration/Check-in begins at 7:00 pm
Gate opens to the public at 9:00 am
NO ENTRY OR GATE FEE
Ancient Hawaiian Games, Kauai-made crafts fair,
Cultural demonstrations, Community displays, ono food & awards
Kapaa Beach Park
Participants ages 5 & over are invited to compete in multiple events
Call Julie, (808) 635-9028; email makahikikauai at gmail.com

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 13, 5:00 - 8:00 pm
Friday, March 6, 5:00 – 8:pp pm
Closing reception and People’s Choice Awards
Contact:  R. Eve Solomon, chairperson; Revesolo at gmail.com;
www.kauaisocietyofartists.org(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.

Sunday, January 18, 4:00 - 9:00 pm Kilohana Plantation
We Get 'Em Concert to benefit the University of Hawaii Athletics Department

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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 six ‘ukulele clubs from the island of Kaua’i. Program begins at 6:00 sharp. (no ‘ukulele circle this week)

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. Add to that the inimitable Puakea Nogelmeier who has composed many songs for Kupaoa and other Hawaiian musicians. Plus kumu hula Frank Akima and Eleena Helenihi of Kananiokeakua School of Hula.

Thursday, January 22, 7:30 pm
An Evening with Judy Collins – Hawaii Tour 2015
Kauai Community College PAC
Tickets: $45 general/$65 Gold Circle
Contact:  Lazar Bear Productions

Saturday-Sunday; January 24 – 25, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
11th Annual Kauai Wellness Expo presenting  
Mauli Ola Hawaii ’Aha Kane – celebrating Men’s Wellness
Special guest:  Frank Delima – comedy show at 1:00 pm, Jan 24
$15 general/$10 youth/Free Kupuna & Keiki under 5
“You will laugh, be amazed, and enjoy the talents of this
comical genius – simply one of Hawaii’s best living legends.
Laughter is wellness!”
Kauai War Memorial Convention Center
Ticket Outlets:  Kauai Kookie Bakery Kalaheo;
Party Wonderland Lihue, Kauai Music & Sound Kapaa
Info:  Char Ravelo, (808) 632-4138

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

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

Fri, Sat, Sun, January 30 – 31, February 1, 5:30 – 9:00 pm
Fri, Sat, Sun, February 6 - 8, 5:30 – 9:00 pm
Women in Theatre presents
“Beyond Therapy” by Christopher Durang
A dinner theater production of a razor-sharp comedy
about looking for love – and therapy – in all the wrong places!
Hukilau Lanai Restaurant, 520 Aleka Loop, Kapaa
Tickets:  $60, seating is limited;
reservations required 48 hours in advance
Call WIT hotline: 635-3727; www.womenintheatre.org(external link)
Life can be crazy.  Beyond Therapy offers the best therapy of all:
Guaranteed laughter.


FEBRUARY 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, 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)

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.
Calvin Hoe (oli); 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)

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

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

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 Hoku 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
Contact:  Ken Levine klevine at comcast.net

Wednesday, February 18, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Garden Island Arts Council presents
Ceramics Workshop – throwing, coiling, handbuilding
Ken Matsuzaki from Mashiko, Japan
leading figure in modern Japanese ceramics
Location:  ArtPod Studio in Niumalu
Registration $50; space limited to first 15
Contact:  

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)

February 27
Read Across Kauai Day
Contact:  Monika Mira, lucidhawaii at mac.com
kauaichildrensauthors.blogspot.com
Info:  Hanapepe Storybook Theatre, 335-0712

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, Joseph 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

March 17 – 30
Nene quilt group
KSA art gallery space

Friday, March 27th, 1:00 pm-9:00 pm
Saturday, March 28th, 9:00 am-5:00 pm
2015 Kaua‘i Orchid and Art Festival
Various locations in Hanapepe
Orchid show, live music, art displays, food, workshops,
craft fair, Silent Auction, activities for keiki
All events except workshops are FREE
Contact: Kimberly Busch-French (808) 651-9801


APRIL 2015 ART & CULTURE EVENTS

April 1 – 30
Kauai Art Tour exhibition
KSA art gallery space

April 2 – 19, 2015
Kauai Community Players present
Prodigal Father
Written & directed by Richard E. Peck, playwright from Philadelphia
Light-hearted comedy about sailor/novelist father who locates his son whom he hasn’t seen in years.
The play treats in hilarious fashion the inability of some men to express their love.

 

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.