SEPTEMBER ART & CULTURAL EVENTS

Saturday, September 22, 7:30 pm
Sunday, September 23, 3:00 pm
Kauai Flood Relief – Lifesongs by Kathleen Dahill
Featuring:  Deborah Baumung, Liz Hahn, Kamele Woodward
St. Michael’s Church, Lihue
Calabash donations at the door
Please bring canned good for Loaves & Fishes
Lifesongs CD available at concert
Info:  (808) 431-4560

Monday, September 24, 6:30 – 8:30 pm
Kauai Island Singers Showcase presents
“Vocal Playtime!” Group Vocal Workshop
With Jazz Artist Leonard Patton
Discover the wonders of singing and blending in a large group using various techniques developed by Bobby McFerrin
All Saints Church
$10 Donation at the door
Everyone welcome to participate

September 23 – 29, 2018
Kaua’i Mokihana Festival
A Week-long celebration of Hawaiian culture, including educational lectures and music and hula competitions
Monday, September 24, 7:00 pm
Kauai Composers Concert & Contest
Historic Waimea Theater
Tuesday, September 25, 9:00 am – 12:00 noon
“Eo, E Lili’u” Chidren’s Youth Music Competition
Admission: $10
Thursday, September 27, 10 am – 10 pm
Na Mo’olelo O Hawai’I Nei – Stories of Hawaii Craft & Food Fair
Clothing, jewelry, handmade items, food, snacks, ethnic groups exhibiting their authentick clothing, customs & traditions.
Free entrance to craft & food area
Thursday, September 27, 6:00 pm
Hula Competition – Solo, Group Kahiko Nei
$20 advance/$25 door
Friday, September 28, 6:00 pm
Hula ‘auana  night – halau uses traditional borrowed or newly created implements to add a “contemporary” flavor to hula
Admission: $20 advance/$25 at door
Saturday, September 29, 12:00 noon to 5:00 pm
Hula Competition Solo ‘auana & finale
Admission:  $20 - $25
Location for all events:  Kauai War Memorial Convention Hall

September 27, 5:00 – 7:00 pm
Author Bill Fernandez will celebrate the launch of Book Three of the John Tana Trilogy: Hawaiian Rebellions.
Light refreshments will be served. Open to the public. Bill talk about his book and sign purchased copies.
20% of book sales will be donated to the museum.
Contact: jdgnjudi@cs.com for further information.

Friday, September 28 – Sunday, October 14
The Cemetery Club opens September 28
Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays at 7:00 pm; Sundays at 3:00 pm
The Cemetary Club by Ivan Menchell
WIT’s End Theatre in Kukui Grove Center
Directed by Arnold Meister
Starring Maureen Sharpe, Jennifer Cullen, Laurel McGraw, Ron Wood, Claudia Cowden
www.womenintheatre.org    

September 28 – 30, 6:00 am – 9:00 pm
Aloha Kauai Yoga Festival & Global Peace Summit
3-day weekend is perfect for connecting with the spirit of Aloha
15 international yoga instructors, speakers, artists, vendors committed to awakening humanity.
Music by Tubby Love & Amber Lily, DJ Miguero, Preeta, Mikah Moon; performances by Kauai Tribal Belly dancers & Elementz Fire Troop
Lydgate Beach Park grounds
Festival base at the Hilton Garden Inn overlooking Wailua Bay
Family Friendly Festival; tickets for kids are half price;
Kama’aina rates & volunteer opportunities available
www.AlohaFestival.org    

Friday - Sunday, September 28 - 30, 11:00 am – 9:00 pm
19th Annual Powwow in Paradise
Native American crafting & educational tents; drumming, organic fry bread food booth, hand-made one-of-a-kind arts & crafts
Kapaa Beach Park
Free and Open to the public

Saturday, September 29, 6:00 – 9:00 pm
MAKANA Waipa:  Eat the Invasives 2018
event to host chefs from across the islands
One-of-a-kind dishes from invasive product and ingredients
sourced from surrounding ‘aina
Waipa Foundation Grand Lawn
Info:  waipaonline@gmail.com; (808) 639-1815

Sunday, September 30, 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
Ahahui Kiwila Hawaii O Moikeha presents
Aloha Halelea Flood Relief Concert
Performing:  The Homestead, Halau Ka Lei Kukui Hiilani, Hookena with Maila Gibson, Hoku Zuttermeister, Hawaiians Like Us
Anaina Hou – Porter Pavilion
Proceeds to benefit Kauai Habitat for Humanity
Food Trucks & Beverage Station
Alcohol/drug-free event
Free/Sponsored by Anaina Hou Community Park
Info:  Julie (808) 635-9028

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OCTOBER ART & CULTURAL EVENTS

 

Saturday, October 6, 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
2018 Ohana Fit Fest
Run 5K, 10K. or walk the 5K
Anaina Hou Community Park & Wai Koa Loop Trail
Expo/Awards/Food/Free Concert in Porter Pavilion
Register by September 15 on www.OhanaFitFest.com        
Registration Fee:  $25
Info:  Kauai North Shore Community Foundation

Sunday, October 7, 4:30 pm
Vegan Cooking Demo & Maintaining Health
With Sharon De La Pena
Sun Village Clubhouse

FREE
Tuesday, October 9; 6:00pm – 7:45pm
Learn to Sew @ Kapaa Public Library
Ages 12 and up
Maile Bloxsom of Vicky’s Fabrics, introduces students to the basic use of sewing machines. Maile has been sewing for most of her life and is an avid quilter.  Participants will complete a basic project.  This free class is limited to 6 students ages 12 and older.  Students are encouraged to bring their own machines. Machines will be provided to students without one.  One student to a machine.  NO Exceptions. REGISTRATION REQUIRED – Space Limited; Info:  (808) 821-4422; FREE
Program schedule subject to change.  Contact hosting library at least 15 days in advance to request a sign-language interpreter or if special accommodations are needed.  For a list of upcoming library events, visit www.librarieshawaii.org/events.
 
Tuesday, October 9, 5:30 pm
Kauai Community College & National Tropical Botanical Garden
Present a “sneak peak: showing of
“We, The Voyagers” Part 1: Our Vaka
Dr. Mimi George & Meph Wyeth of the Pacific Traditions Society
will introduce the film
Kauai Community College Cafeteria
Info:  Vaka Taumako Project Website – www.vaka.org

Thursday- Friday, October 11-12, 9am- 2:30
LEARN THROUGH MOVEMENT and PLAY for:
Parents, Grandparents, teachers, all care givers,
Learn how to implement Primary Learning Tools.
Transform ‘Failure Syndrome’ to ‘Love of Learning’
Montessori Hale, 4664 Apopo Road
Info: montessorihale@gmail.com; (808) 823-0619

Saturday- Sunday, October 13-14, 9:00 – 5:00  
VISION REJUVENATION.  Enhance Vision
Improve and preserve vision, Learn good visual habits
Benefits people w/eyestrain from ‘computer eyes’.
Skills:  eye tracking, relaxation, & muscle coordination
Focusing Flexibility.  Improve: vision, driving skills,
& reading comprehension.
Montessori Hale, 4664 Apopo Road
Info: montessorihale@gmail.com. (808) 823-0619

 

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Saturday, October 13, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Eo E Emalani I Alakai
Commemorating Queen Ema’s 1871 visit to Kokee & Alakai Swamp
Invited Hula Halau from around the state and Japan honor their Queen with dances and chants honoring Kaleleonalani – Traveler of the Mountains
CCC Camp in Kokee State Park, Kokee
No admission fee; donations welcome at the Koke’e Museum
Carpooling strongly suggested; Shuttle service is in the works from Kekaha & Waimea Neighborhood Centers
Info:  Michelle Hookano, (808)( 335-9975

Saturday, October 13, 2:00 – 6:00 pm
Hammers N’ Ales Oktoberfest
Poipu Beach Athletic Club
$75 tickets available online www.hammersnales.eventbrite.com/
$85 for day of event    
Support Kauai Habitat’s affordable housing
Age 21 and older
Info:  Chris Young (808) 635-0411; chrisyoung@kauaihabitat.org    

Saturday, October 20, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Kauai Chocolate and Coffee Festival
Chocolate cooking, growing, tasting; Coffee growing & tasting;
Recipe contest; Chocolate and Coffee plant sales & propogation demonstrations
Historic Hanapepe Town
www.kauaichocolateandcoffeefestival.com    
www.hanapepe.org    

Sunday, October 21, 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
2018 Kauai Harvest Festival
An event for the whole ohana
Waimea Canyon Park, 9555 Huakai Road, Waimea

Oct 26 - Oct 28
10th annual Princeville Community Fine Arts Exhibit
Friday, October 26th, 9:00 - 11:00am
Artists submit pieces with entry form
for Parameters for Submission and online entry form
Info: http://www.princevillecommunity.com/view/events-committee.aspx
Princeville Community Center, 4334 Emmalani Dr, Princeville

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Friday, October 26th, 4:00 – 7:00pm
Princeville Community Fine Arts Exhibit
Exhibit and gala opening night with pupus
Princeville Community Center
Open to the public, no charge
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Saturday, October 27th, 1:00 - 4:00pm
Sunday, October 28th, 1:00 - 4:00pm
Exhibit
Princeville Community center
Open to the public, no charge
Sun Oct 28th 4:00 -5:00pm artists pick up artwork
Info: April McGinnis – April@princevillecommunity.com;
(808) 826-6687

 

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October 31
Hawaii Tourism Authority & IFEA presents workshop
Growing Success II
WS is geared to enhance the success of your events/projects in sponsorship proposals and follow-up report, keeping your event fresh, marketing and social media
Kauai Beach Resort
Register:  Hawaii-tourism-authority.ticketleap.com
$35 includes breakfast & lunch + processing fee
Deadline to register is October 22, 2019
Email: info@gohta.net    

 

NOVEMBER ART & CULTURAL EVENTS

 

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 & 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
Rice Street, Lihue

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/

 

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.

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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