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Hulihe’e Palace Presents Pomp & Circumstance Ball

Remembering the Victorian 1880s when King Kalakaua and Queen Kapiolani filled the halls of Hulihe’e Palace with merriment and finery, the Daughters of Hawai‘i and Calabash Cousins present “Pomp & Circumstance Ball, an Evening at Hulihe’e” 5:30-9:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 14. 

Hulihe'e Palace

Hulihe’e Palace

The fundraiser will have a festive ‘‘royal ball” theme on the palace’s seaside grounds and attendees are invited to dress in period finery. The evening will showcase a fashion show of vintage and modern holoku gowns, which will also be displayed on mannequins. A highlight of the event will be an exhibition on Kalakaua and a rare viewing of ali’i uniforms. 

Amy Hanaiali‘i Gilliom headlines the entertainment lineup with an opening ceremony of chant and Hawaiian performing arts by Kumu Hula Etua Lopes and his Halau Na Pua Ui O Hawai’i. The Merrie Monarchs will serenade the crowd as guests enters the palace gate. 

Attendees will enjoy complimentary lei and an assortment of mea‘ai—a moveable feast of delectable food—to satisfy the palette. A Kalakaua Punch will be served along with beer and wine. 

Befitting royalty, there will be dancing under the stars and attendees can bid on fine merchandise and activities during the live and silent auction. Brightly illuminated and bedecked for the special evening, the palace will be open for visitation. 

Tickets are on sale for $125. Limited Grandeur tables for six on the palace lanai and Premiere table for six on the lawn are also available, phone 808-329-9555 for details. These select seating options include wine pour and table service and offer seated guests premiere proximity to fully enjoy the evening’s festivities. 

Purchase tickets by phoning 808-329-9555, email hulihee@daughtersofhawaii.rog or conveniently buy online at www.daughterofhawaii.org. 

Follow the event on social media: Hulihee Palace on Facebook and #DaughtersHI on Twitter. 

Caretakers of Hulihe‘e Palace are the Daughters of Hawai‘i and the Calabash Cousins.The Daughters was founded in 1903 and opens membership to any woman who is directly descended from a person who lived in Hawai‘i prior to 1880. Helping the Daughters in its efforts since 1986 are the Calabash Cousins; membership is available to all.