Archive for "December, 2019"

New Year’s Eve Celebration @ Poipu Beach Park

Kauai

December 31, 2019:
New Year’s Eve Celebration @ Poipu Beach Park. Grab your lawn chairs and beach blankets and ring in the new year, Poipu style! Enjoy a family-themed movie at sunset on the large outdoor screen (titled to be determined) followed by a spectacular aerial display of fireworks at approximately 8:15pm, all in the gorgeous, ocean-side setting that Poipu Beach Park provides. You won’t be disappointed! The island’s most popular food trucks will be on hand to keep bellies happy by 5:00pm.
The Annual New Year’s Eve Celebration is FREE of charge and open to the public. Festivities will take place Tuesday, December 31st from 5:00-8:30pm on the grounds of Poipu Beach Park. The New Year’s Eve Celebration is a long-standing tradition in Poipu, hosted by the Poipu Beach Foundation in partnership with the Hawaii Tourism Authority and County of Kauai and made possible through the support and generosity of Kauai’s South Shore community.
For more information, visit www.poipubeach.org, www.kauaifestivals.com or on Instagram @PoipuBeachKauai.

Bill Maher’s 9th Annual New Year’s Comedy Extravaganza Bill Maher’s 9th Annual New Year’s Comedy Extravaganza

Maui

December 30, 2019:
Bill Maher’s 9th Annual New Year’s Comedy Extravaganza Bill Maher’s 9th Annual New Year’s Comedy Extravaganza.  The tradition continues! For the ninth year in a row, Bill Maher will be ringing in the New Year in Hawaii! Making the celebration extra special this year, Bill will be joined by special guest comedians, Sarah Silverman and Larry Miller. After sold-out shows for the past eight years, Maher continues to make good on his promise to be the “Don Ho of New Year’s.” Adding to this New Year’s extravaganza are Sarah Silverman and Larry Miller. Silverman is a two-time Emmy Award winner and one of the most versatile talents in entertainment. She is perhaps best known as creator, executive producer, and host of the Emmy-nominated weekly topical talk series “I Love You, America,” which streamed on Hulu. The series earned nominations at the Emmy Awards and Writers Guild Awards. In May 2017, she released her latest standup special, “A Speck of Dust” on Netflix, which culminated in two Emmy Award nominations and a Grammy Award nomination. Actor, comedian, and author Larry Miller is one of Hollywood’s most recognizable faces. He has appeared in over 100 film and television shows, beginning his career with a memorable scene alongside Richard Gere and Julia Roberts in the blockbuster film, Pretty Woman. He has since gone on to unforgettable roles in such films as The Princess Diaries, The Nutty Professor, Bee Movie, and 10 Things I Hate About You. Tickets: $79.50, $99.50 plus fees

Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar & Ukulele – Honoring Raymond Kane

Kauai

December 29, 2019:
Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar & Ukulele – Honoring Raymond Kane. Award winning traditional Hawaiian slack key guitar & ukulele concert featuring songs & stories telling its history. Gift Drawing. Family Friendly. Tickets $25 ($20 Ages 13-19 & 50+; $10 Ages 6-12). Audience rating 20+ yrs is 99.3% “Excellent, Highlight of our trip!”.
This concert will ‘Tune your world to Aloha’! Award winning concert artists Doug & Sandy McMaster have 11 CDs to perpetuate the knowledge and experience of the endangered artform of traditional Hawaiian slack key guitar and ukulele. Guided by the kupuna (elders), they have dedicated their lives to continuing the family tradition of slack key music.
The Hanalei community center is easy to find. In Hanalei, a block past the shopping center, turn towards the mountains at Malolo Rd. A small Hanalei Community Center sign is on the edge of Waioli Park soccer fields. Go 20 yards, turn left into the gravel parking area. The concert is in the brown building – Pohai Aloha (Circle of Aloha).
Tickets and information at www.McMasterSlackKey.com or call (808) 826-1469
Accessible and Family Friendly Facility: This facility is accessible to all ages and abilities and is family friendly with nice grassy area and lanai for parents to take restless children during the concert and intermission. Endangered birds such as the Hawaiian stilt, Hawaiian coot, Hawaiian duck, Kolea (golden plover), and nene (Hawaiian goose), Pueo (Hawaiian owl) make their homes here.

Maui Gift and Craft Fair

Maui

December 29, 2019:
Maui Gift and Craft Fair. In Lahaina, every Sunday is Funday, at one of Maui’s largest craft shows, The Maui Gift & Craft Fair at Lahaina Gateway. With over 50 vendors, free admission and plenty of free parking, you’ll find a variety of offerings from local Maui artists and vendors. Featuring photography, jewelry, fine art, crafts, gifts and more, Lahaina Gateway offers a one-stop-shop for all your gift-giving needs. And with things to do for the kids and food & refreshments as well – why not make Sunday a Funday, at the Maui Gift & Craft Fair, West Maui’s largest craft fair, in the Lahaina Gateway Center, next to Office Max and Teddy’s Bigger Burgers.

WAR

Maui

December 28, 2019:
WAR.
This show will have a dance floor! Multi-platinum-selling and Grammy Award winner WAR, the original street band, has been sharing its timeless music and message of brotherhood and harmony for almost five decades before millions across the globe. War was the first and most successful crossover band that fused rock, jazz, funk, Latin, and R&B, selling more than 50 million records with hits such as “Low Rider”, “Spill the Wine”, “Why Can’t We Be Friends”, “Cisco Kid” and many others. An American original, War transcended racial and cultural barriers with a multi-ethnic lineup of band members. They are Rock & Roll Hall of Fame nominees and achieved ten Billboard Top Ten hits. They’ve been honored with 17 gold, platinum and multi-platinum awards. This musical melting pot band continues to influence America’s pop cultural landscape and continues to tour, performing 150 shows a year with a catalog of hits that remain a significant part of rock music history. Current band members include founding band member Leroy “Lonnie” Jordan, (keyboard, vocals), Stuart Ziff (guitar, vocals), Marcos Reyes (percussion), Scott Martin (saxophone), Stanley Behrens (harmonica, vocals, saxophone), Rene Camacho (bass), and Sal Rodrigues (drums). Tickets $15, $40, $55, $65, $85 with a limited number of $125 seats (plus applicable fees; 10% discount for MACC members)

Wailea Village Mochi Pounding (22nd Annual)

Big Island

December 28, 2019:
Wailea Village Mochi Pounding (22nd Annual). Akiko’s over the years has become synonymous with MOCHI POUNDING. This will be our 22nd year. Started with 23 people, mostly neighbors, and now it has become a popular community and public event. This past year we had between 600-700 folks visit our wee village to participate in mochi pounding and other activities. Come and join the fun on Saturday, Dec. 28th, from 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. making traditional rice cakes the “old-fashioned” way. Everyone takes their turn at pounding the delicious sticky rice for good luck. Fire building starts at 7 a.m. to steam the rice. Hearty local style lunch for $5. New years crafts, food vendors, fortune telling, massage, I Ching readings, floral arrangements, plantation stories, Okinawan taiko drumming, Hawaiian entertainment & more. Great cultural mix of everything that makes Hawaii so special. www.akikosbnb.com

Solo Sessions: Steve Earle

Maui

December 27, 2019:
Solo Sessions: Steve Earle.
Rock/country/folk singer and songwriter Steve Earle began his career writing songs in Nashville, breaking to fame with the 1986 album, Guitar Town. He has released 15 other studio albums since then, received 3 Grammy awards, and his songs have been recorded by the likes of Johnny Cash, Waylon Jennings, Vince Gill, and Emmylou Harris. Steve Earle has been many things during his illustrious career, equally acclaimed as a folk troubadour, a rockabilly raver, a contemplative bluesman, a honky-tonk rounder, a snarling rocker, and even a bluegrass practitioner. He has also appeared in film and television and has written a novel, a play, and a book of short stories. Tickets: $30, $45, $65 (plus applicable fees; 10% discount for MACC members).

Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar & Ukulele – For the Birds

Kauai

December 27, 2019:
Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar & Ukulele – For the Birds. Award winning traditional Hawaiian slack key guitar & ukulele concert featuring songs & stories telling its history. Gift Drawing. Family Friendly. Tickets $25 ($20 Ages 13-19 & 50+; $10 Ages 6-12). Audience rating 20+ yrs is 99.3% “Excellent, Highlight of our trip!”.
This concert will ‘Tune your world to Aloha’! Award winning concert artists Doug & Sandy McMaster have 11 CDs to perpetuate the knowledge and experience of the endangered artform of traditional Hawaiian slack key guitar and ukulele. Guided by the kupuna (elders), they have dedicated their lives to continuing the family tradition of slack key music.
The Hanalei community center is easy to find. In Hanalei, a block past the shopping center, turn towards the mountains at Malolo Rd. A small Hanalei Community Center sign is on the edge of Waioli Park soccer fields. Go 20 yards, turn left into the gravel parking area. The concert is in the brown building – Pohai Aloha (Circle of Aloha).
Tickets and information at www.McMasterSlackKey.com or call (808) 826-1469
Accessible and Family Friendly Facility: This facility is accessible to all ages and abilities and is family friendly with nice grassy area and lanai for parents to take restless children during the concert and intermission. Endangered birds such as the Hawaiian stilt, Hawaiian coot, Hawaiian duck, Kolea (golden plover), and nene (Hawaiian goose), Pueo (Hawaiian owl) make their homes here.

Hanalei Slack Key Guitar & Ukulele Concert

Kauai

December 25, 2019:
Hanalei Slack Key Guitar & Ukulele Concert. Award winning traditional Hawaiian slack key guitar & ukulele concert featuring songs & stories telling its history. Gift Drawing. Family Friendly. Tickets $25 ($20 Ages 13-19 & 50+; $10 Ages 6-12). Audience rating 20+ yrs is 99.3% “Excellent, Highlight of our trip!”.
This concert will ‘Tune your world to Aloha’! Award winning concert artists Doug & Sandy McMaster have 11 CDs to perpetuate the knowledge and experience of the endangered artform of traditional Hawaiian slack key guitar and ukulele. Guided by the kupuna (elders), they have dedicated their lives to continuing the family tradition of slack key music.
The All Saints’ Church is easy to find at 4-1065 Kuhio Hwy. in Kapaa, Kauai. It is 1/2 mile south of downtown Kapaa on the mountain side of the road next to Sudz car wash, between the Shell and Texaco gas stations. Latitude 22.0676654 Longitude -159.319376
Tickets and information at ww.mcmasterslackkey.com or call (808) 826-1469
Accessible and Family Friendly Facility: All Saints’ is accessible to all ages and abilities.  Family friendly too with a grassy area and lanai for parents to take restless children during the concert and intermission.  Easy in and out with doors open all around the sanctuary space.  Cooling, gentle tradewinds float through the sanctuary throughout the concert. Enjoy a meditating walk around the labyrinth.

Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar and Ukulele Concert – Slack Key Tour of the Islands

Kauai

December 24, 2019:
Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar and Ukulele Concert – Slack Key Tour of the Islands. Award winning traditional Hawaiian slack key guitar & ukulele concert featuring songs & stories telling its history. Gift Drawing. Family Friendly. Tickets $25 ($20 Ages 13-19 & 50+; $10 Ages 6-12). Audience rating 20+ yrs is 99.3% “Excellent, Highlight of our trip!”.
This concert will ‘Tune your world to Aloha’! Award winning concert artists Doug & Sandy McMaster have 11 CDs to perpetuate the knowledge and experience of the endangered artform of traditional Hawaiian slack key guitar and ukulele. Guided by the kupuna (elders), they have dedicated their lives to continuing the family tradition of slack key music.
The Princeville community center is easy to find at 4334 Emmalani Drive in Princeville, Kauai. Turning into Princeville community, take the roundabout around and turn right on Emmalani Drive. The center is the first on your right and is located right next to Prince Albert Park. The concert is held in the Aloha Room.
Tickets and information at www.mcmasterslackkey.com or call (808) 826-1469
Accessible and Family Friendly Facility: This facility is accessible to all ages and abilities and is family friendly with nice grassy area, playground, and park for parents to take restless children during the concert and intermission. Birds in the trees around the center contribute to sweet slack key serenade and tradewinds flow through the windows and doors around the center.