DECEMBER ART & CULTURAL EVENTS

Keiki Holiday Art Classes! At Creative Ohana
Sunday, December 2 – Candles
Sunday, December 9 – Recycle Art
Sunday, December 16 – Bags/Cards Mixed Art
Sunday, December 23 – Macrame
Located at 2-2475 Kaumualii Hwy, Kalaheo 96741
(across Kalaheo Fire Station)
$10 per keiki for each 1 hour class
E-mail Signup: CreativeOhanaKauai@gmail.com; (808) 635-5327

 

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Wednesday, December 5, 3:00 – 6:00 pm
Mahi’ai Technical Assistance Program
Free Workshop Series for Minority Farmers & Ranchers
Korean Natural Farming Meat Bird Production w/ Juliua Ludivico of Ludovico Farms
(808) 828-0685 x15; Mahiai@MalamaKauai.org

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Friday, December 7; Saturday, December 8; 7:00 pm
Sunday, December 9; 4:00 pm
Island School Theatre Company presents:
“A Christmas Carol” adapted from Charles Dicken’s
beloved tale of transformation and hope
Directed by Peggy Ellenburg with cast of students
in grades 12th through 1st
Island School Main Hall
Tickets For Any Performance On Sale In Advance: $6 single/$20 Family Pass at http://secure.diamondmindinc.com/ischool/island.html
(Scroll down to 'Other' and specify SCROOGE)
or from the Main Office


Tickets at the Door: $8 single/$30 Family Pass


Contact: 246-0233, ext. 262


Saturday, December 8, 7:00 pm
The 12th Annual Kauai Sings! Christmas
“Comfort & Joy”
A fundraiser to benefit Malama Pono Health Services
Kilohana Luau Pavilion
Reserved Table of Ten Available
Preferred $300; Standard $250
Tickets $25 Advance; $30 Door
Tickets:  www.kauaisings.com
Call Malama Pono (808) 246-9577
Cash bar & food for purchase
Info:  Malama Pono

Saturday, December 8, 4:00 pm
“Dances In December”
Kauai Dance Theatre’s Winter Student Showcase
A 30-minute performance of novelty dance, classical & contemporary ballet
$5 donations at the door benefit the Zonta Club Christmas Fund
Info:  Janie Crane, (808) 332-9737, jbcdance@hotmail.com    
www.KauaiDanceTheatre.com   

Sunday, December 9, 4:00 pm
Kauai Community College Symphony Orchestra Winter Concert
Featuring music by Tchaikovsky, Beethoven, Grundman, Hylkil, and Cacavas.  This concert includes classical music, folk songs, and holiday music. There will be music for all tastes!
Location: KCC Performing Arts Center
Info:  Sarah Tochiki, 808-387-6772; sarah_tochiki@eckms.k12.hi.us
FREE & OPEN TO THE PUBLIC!

Monday, December 10; 6:30 pm
Chiefess Kamakahelei Middle School Beginning Band Preview Concert
Featuring 120+ Beginning Band students in their first concert. 
Special guests, the Kauai Community College Jazz Ensemble
Location: Chiefess Kamakahelei Middle School Kilohana Playcourt
Info:  Sarah Tochiki, 808-387-6772; sarah_tochiki@eckms.k12.hi.us
FREE & OPEN TO THE PUBLIC!

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Tuesday, December 11, 6:30 pm
Island School Alaka’i Chorus, Island School ‘Opio Chorus, Island School Keiki Chorus
Directed by Philip A. Steinbacher
Accompanied by Rose Alfiler-Taboniar
Kauai Marriott Resort, Kauai Ballroom
Tickets:  Adults $12; Youth (ages 3 – 17) $5 

Wednesday, December 12, 5:30 pm
Annual Christmas Tea & Concert
Featuring the Kilauea Social Club
Princeville Public Library, 4343 Emmalani Drive, PV 96722
Contact:  (808) 826-4310

Thursday, December 13, 10:30 am
Storytime: “The Turtle Ship” with Helena Ku Rhee
Princeville Public Library, 4343 Emmalani Drive, PV 96722
Contact:  (808) 826-4310 

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Friday, December 14, 7:00 pm
Kauai Community College Jazz Ensemble & Wind Symphony Winter Concert
Featuring everything from Jazz to Classical music!
Highlights from the program include music from every "Harry Potter" Movie, jazz standards, and holiday music.
Location: KCC Performing Arts Center
Info:  Sarah Tochiki, 808-387-6772; sarah_tochiki@eckms.k12.hi.us
FREE & OPEN TO THE PUBLIC!

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Saturday, December 15, 7:30 pm

“4th Night of Chamber Music with Ensemble Henrietta”

Dynamic NYC/Kaua’i Collaboration

Cellist Josh Nakazawa from Hawai`i Symphony Orchestra;  Violinist Drew Ricciardi from Boston; Pianist Monica Chung; Violinist Kaycee Parker 

at St. Michael’s Church

Contact: Kauai Concert Association

Saturday, December 15, 7:30 pm
Kauai Concert Association invites you to
4th Night of Chamber Music
St Michael & All Angels Episcopal Church, Lihue


December 15, 2018, 11:00 am – 12:00 noon (OAHU EVENT)
Ke Kula Mele Winter Concert
Enjoy the music of Ke Kula Mele - School of Hawaiian music under the direction of Kumu Alan Akaka. Students will perform songs about Rain, Mist and Rainbows, as well as some Christmas songs, on steel guitar, ‘ukulele, guitar and Hawaiian style bass for this Winter Concert
Windward Mall, 46-056 Kamehameha Hwy, Kaneohe, 96744
Free and Open to the Public
Info:  (808) 235-1143
KE KULA MELE WEBSITE http://www.kekulamele.com/ or contact alan@himele.org

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Sunday, December 16, 2:00 – 4:30 pm (Matinee)
“Island Breeze” CD Release Concert
Featuring Kenny Endo, Riley Lee, Jeff Peterson
An all-star trio blending Hawaiian and Japanese instruments
in a creatively inspiring and exciting style – Kenny Endo on taiko, Riley Lee on shakuhachi, Jeff Peterson on Hawaiian slack key guitar
performing live from the Nahoku Hano Hano Best Instrumental Album of the Year and Best Instrumental Song of the Year, 2015.
Historic Waimea Theater, Waimea Town
Ticket Info:  $30 on Brown Paper Tickets
Info:  Garden Island Arts Council, (808) 245-2733

Tuesday, December 18, 6:30 pm
Chiefess Kamakahelei Middle School Band Winter Concert
Featuring students for the 2nd and 3rd Year Bands and the CKMS Jazz Band.  Come and join us for a night of great music!
Location:  Chiefess Kamakahelei Middle School Kilohana Playcourt
Info:  Sarah Tochiki, 808-387-6772; sarah_tochiki@eckms.k12.hi.us
FREE & OPEN TO THE PUBLIC!

Thursday, December 20, 7:00 pm
The Shepherds’ Play
Family-friendly, reverent, comedic, musical theater experience
Church of the Pacific in Princeville
Free & Open to the public
Donations welcome

Saturday, December 22, 5:00 pm
The 4th Annual Kilauea Christmas Concert
Featuring Multiple Na Hoku Hanohano award winners  -- Waipuna (Kale Hannahs, David Kamakahi & Matt Sproat), Mark Yamanaka, Kupaoa (Kellen & Lihau Hannahs Paik)
plus The Kilauea Social Club and The Kilauea Christmas Choir
Location:  Kilauea Park
FREE & open to the public;
Donations to benefit the North Shore Food Pantry welcome
Sponsors:  Hulu Kupuna Productions, Kauai North Shore Lions Club, Kilauea Neighborhood Association

2019 ART & CULTURAL EVENTS

 

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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

 

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 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

 

ON GOING

 

 

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