JANURARY 2019 ART & CULTURAL EVENTS

Wednesday, January 9, 7:00 pm
Kauai Concert Association presents
Van Cliburn Winner Daniel Hsu
“poet with an expressive edge to his playing that charms,
questions, and coaxes,” – Philadelphia Inquirer
Kauai Community College PAC
Info:  Kauai Concert Association

Friday, January 11, 2019
5:30 pm – First Viewing
8:00 pm – Second Viewing
The Edge of Paradise – Taylor Camp, Kauai, 1969 – 1977
New interviews, photos, music & surf footage in Hi-Def
Kauai Community College Performing Arts Center
Tickets $20
Online: https://www.brownpapertickets.com/user/eventreports.html?events=3915366.
Ticket Outlets: Banana Patch Gallery, Hanapepe; Island Soap & Candleworks, Koloa; The Wine Shop, Koloa; Scotty’s Music, Lihu’e; Kauai Music & Sound, Kapa’a; Music Hut, Princeville.
Contact:  giac05@icloud.com; (808) 635-0306

 

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Friday, January 18, 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Coconut Weaving Workshop 1
With Eugene Onio Punzal, Coconut Weaving Practitioner
Traditional Basket, Cylinder Basket, Fish on a Pole, Buggy Whip
Kauai Museum, Lihue
$85 includes supplies and DVD tutorial
Info:  (808) 245-6931

 

Sunday, January 27, 7:00 pm
An Evening with David Sedaris,
New York Times bestselling author and humorist
Kauai Community College PAC, Lihue
Tickets:  $53
Tickets: http://ticketmaster.com/david-sedaris/event/0A00554593EA1F77

 

FEBRUARY 2019 ART & CULTURAL EVENTS

 

Kauai Community Players 2019 Season:
January 4 - 20
Thursday, Friday, Saturday, 7:00 pm
Sunday, 4:00 pm
Arsenic & Old Lace
Farcical black comedy revolving around the Brewster family, descended from the Mayflower settlers, but now composed of insane homicidal maniacs
Directed by Dennis McGraw; written by Joseph Kesselring
Tickets: www.kauaicommunityplayers.org

February 14 – March 3
The Shadow Box directed by Jo Grande

 

Tuesday February 19, 2019; 7:00 pm
Kauai Concert Association invites you to
La Voix from Britain’s Got Talent & the Ab Fab Movie
Winner of many prestigious awards over the Years
La Voix is the UK’s Most Dazzling Performer
Kauai Community College Performing Arts Center

March 28 – April 14
The Completed Works of William Shakespeare directed by Ross Martineau

May 9 – 26
Sweeney Todd, The Demon Barber of Fleet Street directed by Rebecca Hansen

 

Saturday, February 16, 7:30 – 9:00 pm
The Best of Aloha Shorts – Live
An evening of local literature from the recent Bamboo Ridge anthology The Best of Aloha Shorts, performed by the original actors from HPR’s much loved radio program Aloha Shorts, hosted by HPR’s Arts and Culture Reporter Noe Tanigawa. Aloha Shorts may no longer be on the air, but Kauaʻi audiences can now experience the infamous fun and magic of its live readings when HPR revives a Neighbor Island tour of “a major jewel in its local-programming crown.”    
St. Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church, Lihue
Tickets at HPRTICKETS.ORG
Contact: Phyllis S.K. Look, Hawaii Public Radio

 

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Tuesday February 19, 2019; 7:00 pm
Kauai Concert Association invites you to
La Voix from Britain’s Got Talent & the Ab Fab Movie
Winner of many prestigious awards over the Years
La Voix is the UK’s Most Dazzling Performer
Kauai Community College Performing Arts Center

 

MARCH 2019 ART & CULTURAL EVENTS

 

March 1-2, 2019; Noon to 6:00 PM
KAUAI STEEL GUITAR FESTIVAL
Courtyard Kauai at Coconut Beach 650 Aleka Loop, Kapaa, HI 96746
Info:  (808) 822-3455
FREE TO THE PUBLIC
The 4th Annual Kaua'i Steel Guitar Festival will be held on Friday and Saturday, March 1-2, 2019, at the Courtyard Kaua'i at Coconut Beach. This festival will be presented in the days preceding the annual Aloha Music Camp as an extension of the Hawaiian Steel Guitar experience that is offered at the camp. In addition to steel guitar performances by Hawaii steel guitar masters, the festival includes workshops, jam sessions where festival guests play along with the steel guitar masters, and Open Stage sessions where amateur and professional Hawaiian Steel Guitarists will present their own programs to festival guests.
Educational presentations will be made to local area schools on Thursday and Friday mornings. Open stage sessions will be held on Friday beginning at noon, steel guitar workshops will be held Friday evening, and Saturday's Ho'olaule'a will be held from noon to 6 P.M. Saturday's program will also include a vintage steel guitar exhibit, and steel guitar hands-on opportunities will be offered to festival guests.
A pre-festival KIKA PILA jam session will be held at Keoki's Paradise in Poipu Beach Thursday evening between 6PM and 9PM. Festival featured musicians and Next Generation steel guitarists and members of the Ke Kula Mele ensemble will be joined by guest performers for a fun evening. Click here for an area map.
Unplugged public kanikapila jam sessions will be held in the hotel's Makai Lounge beginning at 8:30 P.M. Friday and Saturday where festival guests can join the festival's steel guitar masters and possible guest artists playing and singing Hawaiian favorites.
The festival is presented free to the public by Hawaii Institute for Music Enrichment and Learning Experiences (HIMELE) in association with the Ke Kula Mele Hawai'i School of Hawaiian Music, with grants and support from the Hawaii Tourism Authority's Community Enrichment Program (CEP) and from the State Foundation on Culture and the Arts through appropriations from the Legislature of the State of Hawaii and by the National Endowment for the Arts.
Please note that the festival website should be checked for updated festival information.
Info: https://www.kauaisteelguitarfestival.com
Alan Akaka, alan@himele.org

 

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