Halaus Pay Tribute to King David Kalakaua

E Mau Ana Ka Hula-A Tribute to King David Kalakaua Hula Festival is November 16-17 at Keauhou Shopping Center. The “merry” Hawaiian monarch (1836-1891) loved music and the arts and advocated for the dancing of hula, contrary to the wishes of Protestant missionaries.

The sixth annual event opens Friday with hula workshops from 1-8:30 p.m., presented by Kumu La‘akea Arista, Kumu Noelani Ka‘aina (Chang) and Kumu ’Iwalani Kalima. Classes are in the Dance Center next to Kona Stories; registration is at the door. For details contact administrator@nawaiiwiola.org.

Enjoy free Hawaiian performing arts by 16 different halau 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday in the Center Courtyard, along with arts, crafts and food booths. Serving as emcee, KAPA Radio’s Kumu Ka‘ea Alapa‘i will explain each halau’s style of dance. Kindly refrain from bringing outside coolers and food.

A Tribute of King David Kalakaua is sponsored by Kamehameha Investment Corporation, Keauhou Kahalu‘u Educational Group, Keauhou Shopping Center, Waimea Music Center, Sheraton Kona Resort & Spa at Keauhou Bay and Na Wai Iwi Ola Foundation. For info, visit, www.emauanakahula.org.

Tonight – Hui Kako’o: John Cruz at Keauhou Shopping Center

John Cruz

John Cruz will be playing tonight at the Keauhou Shopping Center.

TONIGHT:  June 27th, 2009 6pm

Hui Kako’o:

In Hawaiian, Hui Kako’o refers to a community coming together in support of something and in this case, it’s to raise awareness and collect food for Big Island residents who need help.  The Hawaii Food Basket (formerly the Foodbank) is presenting a monthly concert series with good music, for a good cause.  Bring 2 cans of food per person for admission.  Stage is on makai side of parking lot, between Longs and the movie theatres.

Keauhou Shopping Center
78-6831 Ali’i Drive
Kailua-Kona, HI 97640
808-322-3000
http://www.keauhoushoppingcenter.com
Free with food donation

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