NOVEMBER ART & CULTURAL EVENTS

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Thursday, November 8, 8:00 am – 6:00 pm
“In the Kitchen” – Poipu Food & Wine Festival
Hands-on cooking class with some of Poipu’s top chefs
in their own restaurants; includes tasting
Admission:  $50 per class per person
Info:  Poipu Beach Resort Assn, (808) 742-7444
 

Friday & Saturday, November 9 & 10: 8:00 – 10:00 pm
The 4th Annual Wahine Comedy Festival
Trees Lounge, Kapaa
$12 entry at door

Friday, November 9, Hanapepe Art Night
Boarding Passes to Faraway Places
Book Signing and Reading
Guy Sibilla, Award-Winning Adventure Travel Writer
Releases a Collection of Travelogues from Destinations Few
Have Visited and From Some That No Longer Can Be. Relentlessly wandering, Sibilla tells these and other stories of discovery when, as Sibilla observes, “you let go and allow the path to choose you.”
Talk Story Book Store, Hanapepe Town
Info:  (808) 258-5297

 

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NOVEMBER 5 - 11
2018 Kauai Writers Conference
November 5 – 8: Master Classes; November 9 – 11: Conference
Spend a week on Kauai with beloved bestselling authors:
Sara Gruen, Kristin Hannah, Alice Hoffman, Christina Baker Kline, Jane Smiley, Garth Stein, Scott Turow and more;
Master Classes in small groups for close personal guidance with living masters of their genres -- Fiction, Nonfiction, Memoir, Poetry, Screenwriting;
Pitch & Critique – present your work one-on-one to literary agents, editors and publishing consultants
Kauai Marriott Resort, Lihue
Kamaaina Discount:  While the conference is drawing larger crowds from the mainland every year, organizers hope both professional and aspiring Hawai‘i-based writers will take advantage of the opportunity to interact with living legends so close to home.  To make attendance easier for Hawai‘i residents, organizers are offering a kama’aina discount. To take advantage of this offer, emailinfo@kauaiwritersconference.com and state that you wish to receive the discount. Organizers will then contact you directly to walk you through the registration process. A valid Hawaii ID is required.
Info & Registration:  www.kauaiwritersconference.com    

Thursday, November 8, 8:00 am – 6:00 pm
“In the Kitchen” – Poipu Food & Wine Festival
Hands-on cooking class with some of Poipu’s top chefs
in their own restaurants; includes tasting
Admission:  $50 per class per person
Info:  Poipu Beach Resort Assn, (808) 742-7444

 

Friday, November 9 – Sunday, November 25 (3 weekends)
Fridays & Saturdays, 7:00 pm; Sundays, 4:00 pm
Hawaii Children’s Theatre presents
Disney’s “Newsies!” -- Tony-winning Broadway Musical Hit inspires everyone to fight for what’s right and seize the day.
Directed by Rebecca Hanson; Musical Direction by Nina Saraos
Kauai War Memorial Convention Hall
Classic Family show, rated PG for all audiences
Sunday, November 11, $6.00 with donation - Special benefit performance for Kauai Food Banks
Tickets $15 general; $12 students & seniors, ages 3 & under FREE
Advance $12 Ticket Outlets:  Kalaheo Coffee; Progressive Expressions, Koloa: Times Supermarket; Papaya’s; Healthy Hut; Magic Dragon Toys & Art Supplies in PV
Info:  www.HawaiiChildrensTheatre.org; (808) 246-8985

Friday & Saturday, November 9 & 10: 8:00 – 10:00 pm
The 4th Annual Wahine Comedy Festival
Trees Lounge, Kapaa
$12 entry at door

Saturday, November 10, 5:30 – 9:30 pm
Poipu Culinary Scholarship Gala
Poipu Food & Wine Festival
Poipu
To support KCC Culinary Arts Program w/ financial assistance for students

November 16 – 18
Kauai Old Time Gathering at Kokee Lodge
Featuring workshops & performances by
LosKauaianos, Foghorn Stringband, Cajun Country Revival, RoochieToochie & the Ragtime Shepherd Kings, Ann Savoy, Ed Punua, Appalachian Hippie Poet & Nick Castillo, Fanny Guys, Lowbiscus, Kilin Reece, Don Musel, Ted Shanks, Square Dance Callers Daniel Frazier & Stan Sharp
Workshops:  Banjo, fiddle, guitar, pakini, bass; Leo Ki’eki’e, Blacksmithing & basket making
Kachi Kachi Music & Dancing
Country Square Dancing & Cajun Two-Step
Volunteer with Kauai Resource Conservation to learn about endemic plants and remove invasive plants
Tickets available at www.kauaioldtime.com
Sponsored by Hale Puna
Info: www.kauaioldtime.com

November 17, 4:00 – 8:00 pm
Rice Street Block Party
Stage Performances, Keiki activities, Food trucks, much more
Rice Street, Lihue
5:00 – 7:00 pm “Art Feast”
Witness the exciting live-action painting by seven mural artists transform a blank wall to a vibrant work of art; spectators have a chance to vote for their favorite artist. Show up early and save your seat fronting the former Kress Store/Salvation Army building
Note: Rice Street will be blocked to traffic; park at nearby parking lots
Free and open to the public

November 23 – December 13
Wendy Hollender, botanical artist, instructor & author, will lead intensive botanical illustration workshops along with fellow instructors Veronica Fannin and John Patoriza Pinol.
One, two or three sessions workshop using graphite, colored and watercolor pencils, watercolors
Open to artists of all levels
Info:   https://www.drawbotanical.com/events/

 

Sunday, November 25, 12:00 – 6:00 PM
26TH Annual Hawaiian Slack Key Festival
Featuring:  Brother Noland; Ho’okena; Kamuela Kahoano,
Dwight Kanae, Ian O’Sullivan, Bobby Moderow, Aja Gample,
Paul Togioka, Bill Keale, Cindy Combs, Kimo West,
Michael Keale, Pancho Graham, Malani Bilyeu
Great Music/Ono Food/Island Crafts
Kauai Marriott Resort, Nawiliwili
$10 donation at the door, to benefit Ki-Hoalu Foundation

 

November 30; 7:00 PM
Kauai Community College Instrumental Music Ensembles' Winter Concert Preview
All three of our ensembles will join forces to perform selections from our Winter Concerts that will be held at the Kauai Community College Performing Arts Center on the 9th and 14th of December.
Location:  Kukui Grove Shopping Center
Info:  Sarah Tochiki, 808-387-6772; sarah_tochiki@eckms.k12.hi.us
FREE & OPEN TO THE PUBLIC!

 

DECEMBER ART & CULTURAL EVENTS

Saturday, December 1, 7:00 pm
Church of the Pacific, Princeville
Sunday, December 2, 4:00 pm
St. Michael and All Angels Church in Lihue
4th Annual Christmas Sing-Along with Harps Concerts
Come sing your favorite Christmas carols accompanied by two amazing harpists: Sylvia Woods and Madeleine Brandli.
Sylvia Woods is a world-renowned Celtic harpist who lives in Princeville.  
Madeleine Brandli plays the large concert pedal harp and lives part-time in Honolulu. 
The singing will be led by Princeville musician Bob Smith.
In addition to caroling, these festive concerts will also feature Christmas harp solos and fun surprises! This year's 4th annual concerts will feature carols about animals. 
Join us for our fun and joyful concerts of Advent carols and Christmas music.
Come sing along with harps!
Tickets $15 at the door.

 

Saturday, December 1, 8:00 pm
Cocoa Tea with his Band
the Legendary Jamaican Reggae Superstar
“Skankin’ on da’ Rock” Reggae Dance Party
Rob’s Good Time Grill, Rice Shopping Center
Online Info, Tickets & Gold Circle – (808) 896-4845
www.bluebearhawaii.com
    
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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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

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!

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!

 

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


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

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!

2019 ART & CULTURAL EVENTS

Kauai Community Players 2019 Season:

January 4 – 20
Arsenic & Old Lace directed by Dennis McGraw

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

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

 

ON GOING

 

 

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