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E Kanikapila Kakou 2020 – “Hula, Mele & Moolelo” featuring the Malie Foundation Community Hula Night

Kauai

January 20, 2020:
E Kanikapila Kakou 2020 – “Hula, Mele & Moolelo” featuring the Malie Foundation Community Hula Night. “Hula, Mele & Moolelo” — opens its 37th season on Monday, January 20, from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. with the Community Hula Night, a crowd favorite, hosted by the non-profit Malie Foundation under the leadership of Maka Herrod and Nathan Kalama. Four dynamite kumu hula will be teaching hula to guests during the first hour; all will be able enjoy two hours of show-your-stuff hula as all groups take turns dancing the hula they learned earlier. It’s a true delight for dancers and onlookers. The Jasmine Ballroom of the Kauai Beach Resort will be hopping with hundreds of hula dancers. All EKK gigs are held in the Jasmine Ballroom of the Kauai Beach Resort from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. A suggested donation in the calabash of $10 -$15 treats you to an unforgettable evening of aloha from the heart. A no-host bar and food concession in the ballroom operates throughout the event. All EKK events are open to the public. If you have a disability and need assistance please email Carol Yotsuda. E Kanikapila Kakou 2020 Hawaiian Music Program is funded in part by Hawaii Tourism’s through the Community Enrichment program, supported by the County of Kauai Office of Economic Development, the Kauai Beach Resort, and the Garden Island Arts Council and EKK supporters.

Aspen Santa Fe Ballet

Big Island

January 19, 2020:
Aspen Santa Fe Ballet. Kahilu Theatre welcomes the return of world-renown dance company, Aspen Santa Fe Ballet on Sunday, January 17, 2020 at 2 pm. Aspen Santa Fe Ballet’s bold vision – top global choreographers, distinctive groundbreaking repertoire, and virtuoso dancers – has fostered a jewel of a dance company in the American West. The company’s pioneering spirit arises from a dual set of home cities: Aspen, nestled in the Rocky Mountains, and Santa Fe, gracing the Southwestern plateau. Shaping the cultural landscape of these communities – and influencing the dance field at large – is a contemporary ballet company entering its third decade of undiminished creative drive. For their Hawaii Tour ASFB will perform three outstanding pieces from their global repertoire. First, Where We Left Off choreographed by Nicolo Fonte who has been a guest choreographer for the ASFB since 1999. This piece is an unveiled reference to the decade-long relationship between the company and Fonte as the dance focuses on overcoming anxieties to ultimately find trust in a beautiful partnership. The second piece Silent Ghost, choreographed by Alejandro Cerrudo, captivates the heart with its solemn beauty. This sensuous duet weaves through enigmatic emotions and will leave those who watch with the ache of lovesickness. The third piece is 1st Flash by Finnish choreographer Jorma Elo. This energetic piece amalgamates the contemporary spirit while maintaining a sense of drama and elegance. http://kahilutheatre.org/Home

Kauai Voices sings MIXED PLATE!

Kauai

January 19, 2020:
Kauai Voices sings MIXED PLATE! Historic Waimea Theater KAUAI VOICES IS WHIPPING UP A GREAT SHOW FOR YOU! Just like the mixed plate menu choice at your favorite local restaurant, Kauai Voices is serving up five main courses of music in one great show!   MIXED PLATE, by Kauai Voices, the islands only auditioned community choir, will include music of blues, jazz, gospel, country and Hawaiian, providing you with delicious arrangements of songs from each genre.   Fifty voices strong, Kauai Voices will share the emotion, passion, joy and beauty of each style, highlighting their versatility in choral music. There will also be yummy side dishes of solo and small groups performances. Though the genres are very different, they actually compliment each other in a beautiful way, says Kauai Voices Artistic Director Randy Leonard.   We will weave them together and serve them up to you like only Kauai Voices can do!   A sampling of songs to be performed includes Aloha Kauai, Basin Street Blues, Mountain Music, Trouble The Water and Tuxedo Junction. Tickets are available online for $20 in advance and $30 for VIP Early Seating. Tickets will be available at the door for $25.

Maui Oceanfront Marathon (12th Annual)

Maui

January 19, 2020:
Maui Oceanfront Marathon (12th Annual). The Marathon is a point to point race starting in Wailea at 5 a.m.
The Marathon Custom Start is same course and has a half hour head start.
The Half Marathon (13.1 miles) is an out and back oceanfront course starting at the Marathon oceanfront finish line at Kamehameha Iki Park in Lahaina.
The Maui 15K (9.3 miles) is point to point oceanfront from Papalau Beach to Lahaina.
The Maui 10K (6.2 miles) is an out and back oceanfront course starting at the Marathon finish line at Kamehameha Iki Park in Lahaina.
The Maui 5K run and non-competitive walk or jog starts at the 23.1 mark on the marathon course. (The starting area will be known as “Lone Palm Point” for lack of a name and obvious reasons,3.1 miles)
Shuttle Buses to the start lines from Wailea, Kaanapali, and Lahaina. Finishers medal for all races. Tech-Shirts for all participants. www.mauioceanfrontmarathon.com

Author Reading – Liz Prato

Big Island

January 18, 2020:
Author Reading – Liz Prato. Liz will read from her new book, Volcanoes, Palm Trees, & Privilege: Essays on Hawaii, in which Hawaiian history, pop culture, and contemporary affairs are woven with personal narrative in fifteen essays that examine how the touristic ideal of Hawaii came to be. The book is a highly readable hybrid of the in-depth exploration of narrative journalism combined with the through-line of memoir. The book is an excellent introduction to Hawaiian culture for the visitor or new resident.

Hawaiian Style Band

Big Island

January 17, 2020:
Hawaiian Style Band. Kahilu Theatre is proud to announce the legendary Hawaiian Style Band with Wade Cambern and Brian Kessler, and Sistah Robi Kahakalau will perform at the Kahilu Theatre on Friday, January 17, 202 at 7 PM. In the early ’90s, Hawaiian Style Band, led by Bryan Kessler and Wade Cambern, redefined contemporary Hawaiian music. They offered a fresh musical perspective on local culture with original compositions about living Hawaiian style-about island romance, talking story, ‘ohana, and sovereignty. Their interpretation of Hawaiian language songs re-acquainted music fans with these important compositions. Performing their hits Bryan, Wade, and Robi have teamed up with bassist; Alex Morrison, keyboardist; Michael Grande and drummer; Shawn Pimental to bring the unique sound of the Hawaiian Style Band to audiences both locally and internationally. kahilutheatre.org

KCP Presents “The Rocky Horror Show”

Kauai

January 17, 2020 – February 02, 2020:
KCP Presents “The Rocky Horror Show”. This cult classic is over 40 years old and is playing to sold out audiences nationwide. Sweethearts Brad and Janet, stuck with a flat tire during a storm, discover the eerie mansion of Dr. Frank-N-Furter, a transvestite scientist. There will be audience participation! Don’t miss this amazing show! Directed by Jennifer Takenaka January 17th – February 2nd Thursday-Saturday at 7 PM & Sundays at 4 PM Tickets online: www.KauaiCommunityPlayers.org

A Night of Comedy with Ari Shaffir

Maui

January 17, 2020:
A Night of Comedy with Ari Shaffir. With special guest Chino LaForge Stand-up comedian, podcaster, and actor Ari Shaffir describes his comedy as a puppet show—except it’s much filthier and without the puppets. The New York native grew up Orthodox Jewish, spent two years in a yeshiva in Israel, and came back to America to lose his religion and become a comic. LA Weekly has called Shaffir “a gifted unyielding comic…a real force to be reckoned with.” Shaffir has released two Netflix specials, “Double Negative,” self-described as his version of a “Smashing Pumpkins Double Album.” Shaffir also hosts the wildly popular podcast, “Skeptic Tank,” a weekly interview show where he chats with everyone from parents to comedians to prostitutes, and is consistently among the top-rated podcasts on iTunes. Shaffir has released two stand-up specials on Comedy Central, and he continues to perform stand up to sold-out crowds nationwide. Chino LaForge, Hawai‘i’s award-winning and charismatic comedian,has been making waves—and he’s just getting started. Chino walks the line of offensive with raw stories and physical presentation. His animal-style comedy comes from a place of organic honesty, and is referred to as “gimmick-free.” This show contains adult subject matter. Ticket holders must be 18+. Tickets: $41 (plus applicable fees) Tickets on sale Saturday, December 21.

Camerata RCO

Maui

January 16, 2020:
Camerata RCO is a unique ensemble comprised of members of Amsterdam’s renowned Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra. These colleagues founded this independent group with the desire to explore smaller more intimate repertoire. “We enjoy playing in the orchestra tremendously. However, we like to expand this joy by playing together in a small ensemble as well… we like to be in close contact with our audience. The energy that results from these concerts is what inspires us most.” Tickets: $45, $65 (plus applicable fees); Half price for children 3-12 years and 10% discount for MACC Members.

Concerts at The Shops at Wailea with Kalani Pea

Maui

January 15, 2020:
Concerts at The Shops at Wailea with Kalani Pea. Join us for a special night of music with Kalani Pea. Concerts at The Shops is a free, monthly concert series that is open to the public and features headlining musicians from across the Hawaiian Islands. This community event occurs on the third and fifth Wednesdays of every month at the main Fountain Courtyard. The Shops at Wailea is Maui’s premier shopping and dining destination with more than 70 distinct boutiques, shops, restaurants and galleries. For more information, visit our website at, www.theshopsatwailea.com.