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31 Aug '14 03:30 pm- 01 Sep '14 01:00 pm
E Hula Mau
Long Beach Terrace Theater- Long Beach, CA
Come enjoy hula performances from our own mainland halaus, "Ono" local cuisine, workshops, hawaiian music and entertainment on our plaza outdoor stage, and artisans from across the Pacific and mainland.... Details
06 Sep '14 09:00 am- 07 Sep '14 10:00 pm
2014Weekend in Polynesia - Fireknife & ITO (International Tahitian Ori) Competitions & Festival
Long Beach Recreation Park- Long Beach , CA
This year in the spirit of Fa’aitoito which translates as “keep the motivation and never give up” and will continue with our 5th Annual Tahitian Solo Competition to the festivities, as well as our Fireknife Dance Competition, banning together to form our Weekend in Polynesia. We invite your Tahitian Solo dancers to participate in the Ito Competition and the Fire Knife Dance Competition and have enclosed all the pertinent information needed to register. All this information can also be found online at: www.weekendinpolynesia.com website.... Details
13 Sep '14 10:00 am- 14 Sep '14 06:00 pm
24th Annual Prince Jonah Kuhio Ho'olaule'a Pacific Islander Festival in Las Vegas
Henderson Convention Center- Henderson, NV
9th Island Hawaiian Pani'olo Round Up Saturday, 9/13/14 10AM - 10PM Sunday, 9/14/14 10AM - 6PM FREE ADMISSION Featuring our day headliner, MELVEEN LEED Tropical Desert Nights with SISTA U'I AND DA UNIFIED BAND on Saturday nite. Some of the features at this festival: KEIKI ZONE - water spouts, bouncer, pony rides & petting zoo. 808 Vintage Volkswagon Car Show NA MEA HAWAII CULTURAL BOOTH/PANI'OLO LEI CONTEST BOUTIQUE AND CRAFT BOOTHS HEALTH, CAREER FAIR OPEN AIR HAWAIIAN MAKEKE (MARKET) KAUKAU ZONE SUNDAY EKALESIA (CHURCH SERVICES) E KOMO MAI... Details
21 Sep '14 07:00 pm- 21 Sep '14 10:00 pm
JIM "KIMO" WEST.... An Evening of Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar with Jim "Kimo" West WITH special guest
Coffee Gallery Backstage- Altadena, CA
JIM "KIMO" WEST.... An Evening of Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar with Jim "Kimo" West WITH special guests and hula! (Bob Stane says: Jim, "kimo" West is really tearing it up now. He has become the musical big canoe he deserves to be +) Jim “Kimo” West is known as one of the world’s top ki ho’alu or Hawaiian “slack key” guitar artists and is a prolific composer of new ki ho’alu songs. This warm and engaging acoustic guitar style has it’s roots in 1850’s Hawaii, when Mexican vaquieros first brought guitars to the Big Island of Hawaii. Having never even seen Waikiki, Kimo came right to Hana, Maui in 1985 and spent much of his time there for many years. It was in Hana where he first heard the music of Gabby Pahinui, Sons Of Hawaii, Sonny Chillingworth and Atta Isaacs. Already familiar with alternate tunings, he was drawn to the nahenahe sound of ki ho’alu and soon was creating his own compositions. He is a veteran of Hawaii’s famed slack key festivals as well as the recent So Cal Slack Key Festival every year since 2008. He has shared the stage with almost all the world’s top slack key players at one time or another and is a regular featured performer at George Kahumoku’s Slack Key Show in Napili, Maui Kimo is a 2008 winner of the Hawaii Music Awards and a 2009 and 2012 Na Hoku Hanohano, (the Hawaiian ‘Grammy’) nominee. He is also a two-time winner of the LA Treasures Award for his efforts in keeping this important acoustic guitar tradition alive. Kimo’s show encompasses both traditional an contemporary original slack key material as well as vocals in Hawaiian and English language. He sometimes incorporates steel guitar and when possible, video projection. He uses a number of different tunings in his set, including some of his own invention which have been added to George Winston’s extensive compendium of ki ho’alu tunings Besides his slack key work, Kimo is well-known as long-time guitarist for the world’s most successful musical satirist, “Weird Al” Yankovic, with whom he has received three Grammy’s and many gold and platinum records. They have recently performed on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno and the Jimmy Fallon Show. He also contributes to production duties on the CD’s and recently scored Al’s 3D mini-feature, “Al’s Brain”.... Details
27 Sep '14 03:00 pm- 27 Sep '14 05:30 pm
Ka Pa Hula Kanoelehuaokahalema'uma'u 'O Kalama 23rd Annual Luau
Elks Lodge #6- Sacramento , CA
Under the direction of Loea Hula Naomi Leina'ala Kalama, Ka Pa Hula Kanoelehuaokahalema'uma'u 'O Kalama proudly presents a traditional Hawaiian Feast and Authentic Polynesian Revue. Doors Open at 3PM - Explore the crafters and vendors before the Feast begins! Dinner served 4:30 - 5:30 PM Please call 916-344-7270 to purchase tickets! $30-$45 includes hula feast and hula extravaganza!... Details
27 Sep '14 03:00 pm- 27 Sep '14 10:00 pm
Jerry Santos & Friends
Ruth B. Shannon Center for the Performing Arts- Whittier , CA
Jerry Santos & Kamuela Kimokeo, with the hula styling of Nalani Badua-Fernandes and a special guest appearance by Hoku Zuttermeister Na Pua Ko’olau - Blossoms of the windward side The participants in this musical presentation are children of Ko’olaupoko O’ahu. Our home is the foundation we stand on and informs what we share in music and dance.... Details
04 Oct '14 05:00 am- 04 Oct '14 06:00 am
4th Annual Sacramento Aloha Festivals
Sacramento Cal Expo- Sacramento, CA
The Fourth Annual Sacramento Aloha Festival will celebrate Sacramento’s rich Polynesian culture. Since it’s in inaugural festival in 2011, the event has attracted thousands of attendees, various vendors, many tastes of foods and exciting entertainment. The fourth annual event promises to attract thousands of attendees. DETAILS ARE AS FOLLOWS: WHEN: SATURDAY, OCTOBER 4, 2014 TIME: 10 AM – 6:00 PM LOCATION: CAL- EXPO ADMISSION: FREE HIGHLIGHTS: Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander (NHOPI) exhibits, workshops, presentations, arts and crafts, merchandise, food, and entertainment... Details
18 Oct '14 08:00 pm- 18 Oct '14 11:00 pm
A Tribute to Dennis Kamakahi
Ruth B. Shannon Center for the Performing Arts- Whittier , CA
The Reverend Dennis Kamakahi spent a brief 61 years among us, but in that time he gave us the immortal gift of his music. In the spirit of kōkua (assistance) and ho`omaika`i (to give thanks and blessings), five of his musical protégés will perform a series of fundraising concerts, with all proceeds going directly to the Kamakahi family. All five musicians are Nā Hōkū Hanohano award winners.  David Kamakahi follows in his father’s footsteps with his varied musical pursuits, including his membership in the popular trio Waipuna. `Ukulele virtuoso Herb Ohta, Jr. is a long-time friend of the family and benefited from Dennis Kamakahi’s mentorship along with that from his father, Ohta-San. Jon Yamasato, who was trained by Dennis Kamakahi on slack key guitar, gained musical notoriety as the lead singer in the band Pure Heart prior to his success as a solo artist. Slack key guitarist Patrick Landeza met and was mentored by Kamakahi in the early 1990s, and continued to tour with him over the next twenty years.  "Guitar slinger" Stephen Inglis shares credit with Kamakahi on their 2011 CD "Waimaka Helelei," which was Kamakahi’s last release, and which took him back to the island of Molokai, where he spent much of his childhood.  Dennis Kamakahi spoke of performance as giving "life" to songs. With this series of memorial concerts, may those who loved him and his music come together to celebrate and honor the greatest and most prolific composer of Hawaiian music in contemporary times.  E ola mau kōna mau mele – let his songs live!... Details
30 Oct '14 08:00 pm- 30 Oct '14 11:00 pm
ALOHA JAM SERIES - Nathan Aweau
Old Town Temecula Community Theater- Temecula, CA
NATHAN AWEAU is playing on stage for the SECOND time in Temecula, CA. Returning after opening for Jake Shimabukuro last year at Pechanga, we are excited to host him at the intimate theater venue in Old Town. Nathan brings to us his amazing vocals, proving how he won "Male Vocalist of the Year" in Hawaii. He'll surely also treat us to some of his amazing bass work! You also have an opportunity to purchase VIP tickets prior to the show at a VIP meet-n-greet reception at 7:00 p.m. Tickets for VIP - $35 which includes your priority seating for the show too. Regular admission - $25. This is one of the ALOHA JAM SERIES hosted by Mehe'ula Music Productions and the Old Town Temecula Community Theater.... Details
23 Nov '14 09:00 am- 23 Nov '14 05:00 pm
Island Creation 16th Annual Christmas Bazaar
Gardena Elks Lodge No. 1919- Gardena, CA
Christmas Arts, Crafts and Gifts with a "Touch of Aloha" featuring many of your favorite Hawaiian vendors. Stop by and pick up an island gift for a loved one or just for yourself. Laulau, Kalua Pig and Pork Adobo orders can be taken starting from October 1st and the pick up place will be at this event. So if you know of anyone or would like to place an order, call Sharon Murphy at Hm (310) 325-2534, cell (310) 941-8502. PRE-ORDERS ONLY - can not be purchased at event. Laulaus (1 pound) = $8.00 each Kalua Pig and Pork Adobo (2 pounds)= $15.00 each. Food booth at the event opens at 10:00 a.m. Taste of the islands at the event featuring: Hawaiian Style Beef Stew Plate (rice and mac salad) Chicken Adobo Plate (rice and mac salad) Laulau Plate (rice and mac salad) Kalua-Cabbage (rice and mac salad) Chili (rice and mac salad) There will be live entertainment at 2:00. Starting at 10 AM and then every half hour after, there will be a drawing for a raffle gift donated by many of our vendors. Visit all the vendors and be entered into a raffle for a free prize. Come join us in celebrating our Island Creation 1st Annual Spring Bazaar. Sunday November 23, 2014 9:00 am - 5:00 pm We are in the same place. Gardena Elks Lodge No. 1919 1735 West 162nd Street Gardena, California 90247-4496 (East of Western - Across the Police Station)... Details

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