DECEMBER 2014  ART & CULTURE EVENTS

Friday, December 19, 6:30 – 8:00 pm

Friday Nights with Santa – Twas the Night Before Christmas
Christmas Storytelling & Nutritious Snacks
Hanapepe Storybook Theatre

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

Saturday December 20, 7:00 pm
Christmas Dazzle
The 8th Annual Kauai Sings Christmas
Kilohana Luau Pavilion
Reserve your Table:  (808) 246-9577; www.kauaisings.com(external link)
Tickets $25 advance/$30 door
Reserved Table of Ten - $300/$250
Proceeds benefit Malama Pono Health Services

Friday, December 26, 6:30 – 8:00 pm
Friday Nights with Santa – Christmas Trivia
Christmas Storytelling & Nutritious Snacks
Hanapepe Storybook Theatre

Sunday, December 28,
10:00 am – Demonstrations begin; free to observe
1:00 – 4:00 pm – Workshop; advance registration required
Heavenly Haku Head Lei Demonstrations & Workshop
With Elvrine Chow of Heavenly Haku
Class size limited to 10 people
Fee:  $40 general public; $35 for NTBG members;
due on workshop day (all materials provided)
You are also welcome to bring own plant materials & clippers
To register, call (808) 742-2433

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)

Thursday, January 15, 6:30 – 9:00 pm
Saturday, January 17, 1:00 – 4:00 pm
KCP announces
Auditions for “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.
Place:  ?

Friday-Saturday, January 9 – 10 (MAUI EVENT)
Plein Air Painters of Hawaii sponsoring
David William Terry Workshop on Figure & Portrait Painting
All skills welcome; space is limited
Contact:  papohadmin at gmail.com; PAPOH website

Sunday, January 10 (MAUI EVENT)
Schaefer Portrait Challenge Opening
Maui Arts and Cultural Center, Schaefer International Gallery
Exhibition Dates:  January 13 – March 22


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, 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 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)

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
Kauai War Memorial Convention Center
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

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.
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)
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.