MID-DECEMBER 2008 and into JANUARY 2009 Arts & Cultural Events

December 17, 2008


Ongoing, weekly or multi-day activities at bottom of posting

MID-DECEMBER 2008 and into JANUARY 2009

Sunday, December 14, 2:00 – 4:00 pm
Auditions for WIT’s spring show at KCC PAC
Painting Churches by Tina Howe
Directed by Laurel Petterson McGraw
Auditions at KAPA Warehouse, Puhi
Contact:  Melissa McFerrin, mmcferri@yahoo.com, 652-3217
Sandi O’Shaughnessy, witprez@gmail.com

Sunday, December 14, 10 am – 6 pm
Wednesday, December 17, 2 – 8 pm
“Holiday Open Studio” – make an ornament
Patrice Pendarvis and Friends
Bring kids clothes for Family & Child Services
Clothes Swap: 4 – 6 pm
Contact:  Patrice Pendarvis, 635-2930

Sunday, December 14, 1:00 – 3:00 pm
Kauai Gymnastics Team
Gymnastic stunts and “flexible” organization
Kukui Grove Center Stage
Contact:  Jonell Kaohelaulii

Sunday, December 14, 5:00 pm
Kapu Kinimaka’s Holiday Show
Kauai War Memorial Convention Hall
Contact:  Kapu Kinimaka

December 15 – 21, 2008 (OAHU ISLAND EVENT)
Fire Tribe Hawaii 2008 Winter Solstice Gathering
Activities include Dance, spoken work, drumming, 
music, singing, visual arts, sacred ceremony
Dark-to-Dawn Magical Fire Circles on private campground
Leeward Oahu (Location for registrants only), alcohol/drug-free
Final registration deadline:  December 12
Tix Price: $35 and up (based on attendance options)
Contact: Trish Brubaker, (808)277-7872, <dancingduel@gmail.com>

Tuesday, December 16, 7:00 pm
Waimea High School Holiday Program
Kauai Community College Performing Arts Center
Contact:  Beth Cuzon, 338-6810 #166

Wednesday, December 17, 6:30 – 7:30 pm
“The Laysan Albatrosses of Kauai”
by Brenda Zaun, former biologist at Kilauea National
Wildlife Refuge
Free and open to the public
Princeville Public Library
Contact:  826-4310
Wednesday, December 17, call for location & time
Hawaiian Bird Identification Meeting
Contact: Koke’e Natural History Musuem
(808) 335-9975. kokeemuseum@earthlink.net

Thursday, December 18, 5:30 – 8:00 pm
Saturday, December 20, 10 am – noon
Kauai Community Players Auditions for upcoming production
“Parallel Lives’ by Kathy Najimi & Mo Gaffney
Directed by Ross Martineau
Performance in February & March 2009
Roles for actresses between 25 and “of a certain age”
who can play various characters
Auditions at KAPA Warehouse Theater, Puhi
4411E Kikowaena Road, behind Harley Davidson Store

Thursday, December 18, 7:00 pm
Kauai High School Holiday Program
Kauai Community College Performing Arts Center
Contact:  Daryl Miyasato, 246-5711

Thursday, December 18, 7:00 – 8:00 pm
CD Release Performance by Mark James Accompanied by Teresa James
“A Kauai Christmas” Autograph signing and CD sale
Friday, December 19, 7:00 – 8:00 pm
Aloha Friday
Featuring The Starlighters
“Danny and the Elf” mall gift cards give-away
Kukui Grove Center Stage
Contact:  Jonell Kaohelaulii

Saturday, December 20, 7:00 am
Koke’e Museum 
Audubon Christmas Hawaiian Bird Count
Contact: Koke’e Natural History Musuem
(808) 335-9975. kokeemuseum@earthlink.net

Saturday, December 20, 6:00 pm
“Noho Hewa” award winning documentary by Keala Kelly
issues facing native Hawaiians today
Kauai Community College PAC
presented by KCC Hawaiian Studies Dept,
Malama Kauai and Koani Foundation
Donation: $10

Saturday, December 20, 6:00 pm
Waimea Lighted Christmas Parade
Presented by West Kauai Business & Professional Association
Join the community in a celebration of family & community spirit
Come really early to beat the traffic
Waimea Town – 23 miles west of Lihue on HWY 50
Contact:  West Kauai Visitor Center, 808-338-1332

Saturday, December 20, 7:00 pm
2nd Annual “Kauai Sings Christmas” 
Kauai’s top singers in cabaret style concert
Malama Pono Fundraiser 
– help stop HIV, AIDS, infectious hepatitis and all STDs
Kilohana Luau Pavilion
Cash bar and food available for purchase
Tickets $20 advance/$25 at door/Students $15
Tix outlets in Princeville, Kilauea, Kapaa, Lihue, Kalaheo
Reserved Tables of Ten/$200
Call Malama Pono to reserve, 246-9577,
Saturday, December 20, 7:00 – 8:00 pm
Saturday Night Snow! hosted by Salvation Army – Donate a canned good
Featuring Dolly Kanekuni’s Vocal Studio
Sunday, December 21, 
2:00 – 3:00 pm – Aloha Dance Studio 
7:00 pm – Natural Harmony
Monday, December 22, 7:00 – 8:00 pm
Ivo Monroe-Miller – holiday selections
Tuesday, December 23, 7:00 – 8:00 pm
Holiday Concert – Da Ohana Band
Wednesday, December 24, 9:30 am – 6:00 pm
Christmas Eve Shopping
Gift wrapping available on the mall
Kukui Grove Center Stage
Contact:  Jonell Kaohelaulii

Sunday, December 21, 7:00 pm
“A Kaua’i Christmas” Hula Concert
Leilani Rivera Bond and Halau Hula o Leilani
Hilton Kaua’i Beach Resort near Wailua
Third annual holiday show features Keiki & adult dancers,
traditional and newer Hawaiian Christmas songs from
Leilani’s “A Kaua’i Christmas”CD
special guest:  Uncle Larry Rivera, producer/composer Michael Ruff and Santa
Tickets:  $20, $25 at door
ages 4 – 14:  $10, $15 at door
4 and below:  free
Ticket Outlet:  Hawaiian Music Huts, PV & Coconut Marketplace, Hilo Hattie, Scotty’s Music, Larry’s Music, 
Koloa Music Store, Island Soap & Candle in Koloa, Hilton Resort front desk
Contact:  Leilani Rivera Bond, 808-651-0682;
Darryl Low, 808-651-0864, darryl.leilani@hawaiiantel.net

Thursday, December 25
Christmas Day – mall closed
Open:  Blockbusters, Starbucks, L&L, Longs Drugs, KMart
Friday, December 26, 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Aloha Friday Night on the Mall
Featuring Natural Harmony
Wednesday, December 31, 7:00 – 8:00 pm
Winter Wednesday Concert Series – Diange Forgione
Kukui Grove Center Stage
Contact:  Jonell Kaohelaulii

December 27 start date

Aloha Africa welcomes guest master dancer OUSMANE SALL from Senegal.  
Ousmane will be offering a series of 7 high-energy dance classes beginning December 27.
NII ANANG from Ghana is now teaching traditional West African dance and drum classes on Thursday evenings and Saturday mornings.
Schedule:  www.aloha-afican.com
December 31
New Years Fireworks
Poipu Beach Park


Sunday, January 4, 2009, 4:00 pm
The Mokihana Club Winter Concert
Starring Mary Rauh, Mezzo-Soprano
Lihue Parish Hall, 4340 Nawiliwili Road, Lihue
Tickets:  Adults $10; Students $5; under 10 Free
Outlets:  K-Mart, Zack’s Frozen Yogurt Waipouli, 
Kauai Music and Sound Kapaa; Scotty’s Music Kalaheo; 
Hanalei Surf Shop
Contact:  Georgene Yamada, 332-9870; Vicky Thrift, 822-3718
Wednesday, January 7
ARTS Newsletter Insert in Kauai People Magazine
Thursday, January 8, 5:00 pm
Garden Island Arts Council/Kauai Crafts Studio present
“Soy What?”
Soy batik workshop by Betsy Sterling Benjamin
Island School Frear Halau Center
Potluck at 5:00 pm; Lecture Demo at 6:00 pm
Open to the public
Contact:  Mizu Sumida, 337-1001 or Tashi, 337-2400

Fridays, Saturdays at 7, Sundays at 4
January 9, 10, 11, 16, 17, 18
The Kaua`i Performing Arts Center (KPAC) presents
William Shakespeare’s Macbeth
Directed by Arnold Meister, Produced by Dennis McGraw
Starring Blake Guest, Kendall Beck, Tobias Riggle, Kealoha Furneaux
Kaua`i Community College Theatre
Adults,  $12 in advance $15 @ the door .
Students: $7 in advance $10 @ the door. 
Ticket outlets T.B.A.


Monday, January 19, 2009, 6:00 – 9:00 pm
Garden Island Arts Council presents EKK Season 26
E Kanikapila Kakou OPENING NIGHT
Obrien Eselu, master kumu hula, and
Kenneth Makuakane, multiple Na Hoku Hanohano award winning composer
Island School Main Hall
3-1875 Kaumualii Highway, Puhi (KCC traffic light)
6:00 – 7:00 Instrumental hour
7:00 – 9:00 Main program
January 12 – 18, 2009
Week long Reggae School workshop
Steelgrass Farm and Recording Studio
Attention Reggae Lovers! 
Top level music education in the reggae genre 
open to musicians of all levels, beginner to advanced 
A new institution to spread the skill and vibes to play authentic reggae music 
and to unite people of all races and cultures in a reggae vibration.
Instruction includes ear training, harmony, ensembles, instrumental lessons, vocals and more.
We will be teaching all the conceivable instruments of the reggae band:  Guitar, Bass, Drums, Bingi/percussion, Vocals, Horns, and piano/keyboards. 
Tuition Price:  $850 
Kama’aina: $585 or $75 per single day
Or call: Will Lydgate at 808 651 0302
This workshop features some really fun teachers and luminaries in the reggae world. 
World Class Faculty:
-Matt Jenson, (Berklee College of Music Bob Marley Ensemble) Keys/Organ/Improv
-Tuff Lion, (Midnite, I-Grade, Bambu Station) Guitar/Ensemble/Vocals/Production
-Roger Steffens, (Author, reggae archivist and Founder of Beat Magazine) Reggae History
-Gabe Jones, Vocals/Drums/Ear Training/Theory
-Will Lydgate, Bass/Ear Training Theory/Coordinator
-Danny Mo,  (Berklee College of Music Bass Professor) Bass/Ensemble
-Jack Miller, (Reggae Music Pioneer, Film Producer) Songwriting/Reggae history
Thursday, January 22 (HONOLULU EVENT)
Four day choral festival – 200 member honor choir
Saturday, January 24, 7:00 pm
BYU-Hawaii Ballroom – free concert
Sunday, January 25, 2:00 pm
Kawaiahao Church, Honolulu – free concert
45 high school students from Kauai will be participating
Saturday January 24th, 7:00 – 9:00 pm
Kirk Smart and The Garden Island Arts Council Present:
A History of Jazz-Part 2
The Great American Songbook and Jump, Jive and Boogie Blues
Kauai Community College Performing Arts Center
Featuring Noel Jewkes with
Kirk Smart, David Braun, David Yukimura, Tony Rodarte, Will Lydgate and special guests
$20 adults, $10 Seniors and Children, $25 at the door
Tickets available at Kauai Music and Sound (Kapa’a), Scotty’s Music (Kalaheo), Island Soap and Candle (Koloa and Kilauea), The Healthy Hut (KIlauea), Hanalei Strings and Things, Relish Salon (Hanalei)
Contact 652-7226 or Kirksmart1@yahoo.com
Saturday – Sunday, January 24 – 25, 2009, 9 am – 4pm
5th Annual Inspiration Kauai Wellness Expo 
Kauai War Memorial Convention Hall, 4191 Hardy St, Lihue
Expo Admission:  $5/day or $8/both days
Free/Children under 12 & Seniors
Women’s Health & Empowerment workshop – Sat, Jan 24, 9:30 – 3:00 pm
Tickets available at the Door
Keynote Presentation:  “Evening with Deepak Chopra – Monday, Jan 26
VIP Reception, 5:30 – 7:00 pm, $125
General Seating Lecture & Book Signing, 7:30 – 10:30 pm, $50
Tickets online at www.inspirationjournal.com
Contact:  Char Ravelo, 652-4328
Monday, January 26, 2009, 6:00 – 9:00 pm
Garden Island Arts Council presents EKK Season 26
E Kanikapila Kakou Week #2
Chanel Flores, Ms Tita 2006, and Friends
Singer-songwriter with extraordinary flair
and gut-wrenching humour
Island School Main Hall
3-1875 Kaumualii Highway, Puhi (KCC traffic light)
6:00 – 7:00 Instrumental hour
7:00 – 9:00 Main program

Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri, Sat
7:30 – 11:00 am; 11:45 am – 4:15 pm
Kauai Resource Center Open & Accepting Recyclables
Redeem HI5 bottles, plastic #1&2, aluminum, 
Cardboard, Mixed paper, glass, newspaper
Airport Window Display 
“Kaua’i Artists & Art” – (Hawaiian Airlines side)
“Expressions in WOOD” – (United Airlines side)
Brought to you by Garden Island Arts Council
Funded by a grant through the Hawai’i Tourism Authority
In cooperation with the County of Kaua’I 
Office of Economic Development
(open to all passengers in transit)
Aloha Africa welcomes guest master dancer OUSMANE SALL from Senegal.  Ousmane will be offering a series of 7 high-energy dance classes beginning December 27.
NOO ANANG from Ghana is now teaching traditional West African dance and drum classes on Thursday evenings and Saturday mornings.
Schedule:  www.aloha-afican.com

ONGOING HULA CLASSES – by Leilani Rivera Bond, Halau Hula o Leilani
Keiki Kane Hula, ages 5 – 15; hula and Tahitian dance
Beginning Keiki Hula Classes, Mondays, 6 to 7 PM, All Saints Church gym, Kapaa.
Beginning Adult Hula Classes (age 13 and up), Mondays, 7 to 8 PM, All Saints Church gym, Kapaa. 
Coconut Marketplace shopping center in Wailua/Kapaa. 
Intermediate and Advanced Keiki Hula and Tahitian Classes, Wednesdays, 5:30 to 7 PM, All Saints Church gym
Advanced Wahine Hula Classes, Wednesdays, 7 to 8:30 PM, All Saints Church gym, Kapaa.  
Call Leilani at 651-0682, Darryl Low, 651-0864, or e-mail darryl.leilani@hawaiiantel.net.
Donna Stewart, 635-7248

Thursday, December 18, 3:15 – 5:00 pm
last two thursday each month
Ilima Rivera’s Hula Studio 
Hula and Tahitian Classes
Kukui Grove Center Stage
Contact:  Ilima Rivera, 808-822-5929

Saturdays, 11:00 am
Drumming Class
Lydgate Park Pavilion by Kamalani Bridge
Bring your own drum, stool or chair
$10 per session
Contact:  Isa Maria, 652-6139
2nd, 3rd, 4th Saturdays, 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Kauai Museum’s 2008 Saturday Clubs
monthly workshops on unique island traditions
Kaua’I Museum daily public tours, 10:30 am to noon
Led by knowledgeable & entertaining docents
Free with admission to the museum
The Kaua;I Museum, Keepers of the Culture
Info:  245-6931
Waimea Plantation Lifestyle Tour
Ongoing – Every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday, 
volunteer guides lead walking tours through 
the Waimea Plantation cottages and the Waimea 
Sugar Company “camp” houses, which date from the 
turn of the 20th century. Tours take approximately 
90 minutes and are limited to 12 people. 
Waimea Town, (808) 337-1005
Tuesday evenings, 7:00 pm
Halau Hula Na Lei Kupua O Kauai, 
Kumu Hula Susan Pa’inui Floyd with the
guidance of Frank Kawaikapuokalani Hewett
On island class teacher, Fern Merle-Jones
Men & Women, Visitors of all levels welcome
Donation $10 per class
Church of the Pacific, Princeville
Call Fern Merle-Jones, 828-1342
December 12 – January 30, 11 am – 5 pm daily
Fridays open until 8 pm
Kauai Society of Artists “Small Works Show”
Juried by Maile Andrade
193 small works by 82 artists available for purchase
at exceptional prices – great gifts
Kukui Grove Center Exhibition Hall
Monday mornings, 9:30 – 11:30 am
Dec 15, 29; Jan 5, 12, 19, 26; Feb – 2 days
Create Yourself Awake 10-week course
Creative Arts Therapy
Ala Palamea Creative Arts
$15 per class
Contact:  Kim, 346-5967, kiminkauai@yahoo.com

Monday evenings, 6:30 – 8:30 pm
Dec 15, 22
Christmas with a Creative Twist
Ala Palamea Creative Arts
$15 per class
Contact:  Kim, 346-5967, kiminkauai@yahoo.com

Every Tuesday morning, 9:30 – 11:30 am
Ala Palamea Creative Arts
Open Studio Day – no appt necessary
$15 per class
Contact:  Kim, 346-5967, kiminkauai@yahoo.com

Thursday Evenings, 6:30 – 8:30 pm
Dec 18, Jan 8, 15
Art and the Mundane
Ala Palamea Creative Arts
$15 per class
Contact:  Kim, 346-5967, kiminkauai@yahoo.com
Kauai Recycling for the Arts class schedule online
(808) 632-0555
Art Classes by Marionette in Waimea:  
Watercolors – Flowers, Silk Painting, Watercolor for kids, 
Beginning Drawing, Acrylic Painting, and much more
Painting Paradise, Waimea
Contact:  Marionette, 631-9173, www.kauai-artist.net
Kauai Dance Theatre’s 23rd season
Winter/Spring term of classes start in January
Morning exercise, creative movement, various levels of Ballet/Pointe, Tap and Jazz dance
Kalaheo and Lihue locations, ages 4 – adult
Contact Janie Crane, 332-9737,

Carol Culver Dance Academy
Ballet, tap, jazz, partnering, East Coast Swing and Lindy Hop
Classes for students ages 4 through adult
Locations in Lihue & Kilauea
For complete class schedule, go to
Info:  245-3150
Planting seeds of creativity via dance, music, lyrics
Winter Session for Hip-Hop & Breaking
Register Online at www.kuga808.com
Contact:  Lila, Sara, Marisol
Tuesdays – Weekly HIP HOP & BALLET Classes
Teacher Rebecca Owen
3:00pm – 3:45pm – kids Ballet (age 4-7)
4:00 – 4:45pm – kids Hip Hop (age 5-11)
7:30 – 8:30pm – teen/adult Hip Hop
COST: $10 per night/$60 for a 6-class punch card
LOCATION: Bodhi Tree/Bikram Yoga studio.
Contact Becca, 276-1265, rebeccamichelle@mac.com
Royal Ballet Kauai Academy
Ballet, Hip Hop & Contemporary Dance Classes
All ages & abilities, primary through adults
Kapaa, Princeville & Lihue locations
www.jenballet.com, 823-9588
Tuesdays, 3:00 – 3:30 pm
New Primary Ballet Class, ages  3 -4
Royal Ballet Kauai Academy 
Instructor:  Jennifer Schwartz Bell- Grey
Tuition $43/month + $20 registration fee
Contact:  Jennifer Schwartz Bell-Grey, 823-9588
Aloha Dance Studio 
Hip Hop, Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Pointe, Modern & Flamenco
instructing ages 3 years old – adults in all levels.
Register Today!  Full schedule and rates online!
www.alohadancestudio.com; 245-1810 
Monday nights weekly, 7:30 pm
Kalaheo Neighborhood Center
Thursday nights weekly, 7:30 pm
Kapaa Neighborhood Center
Argentine Tango Lessons
Beginners welcome; no partner necessary
Mondays, 8:30 – 9:30 am
“Stretch and Tone”
Fridays, 8:30 – 9:30 am
Ongoing in Kalaheo – call for location, details, current schedule
$7/class, $26/4 class card, $48/8 class card
Contact:  Janie Crane, 332-9737
Saturdays monthly, 8:30 am
Forest Workday
Koke’e CCC Camp
Register:  Koke’e Natural History Musuem
(808) 335-9975. kokeemuseum@earthlink.net
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, 1 – 2 pm
Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program
Especially for those with Arthritis
Jim Jung, Cis Odell – instructors
Dress comfortably
Check with doctor before beginning any exercise program
Contact:  596-2900, Jennifer DeMarrre, Director
Ongoing Qi Classes at the Qi Center – call for dates & time
Classes now being taught daytime & evenings
Qi Center in Lihue
Free intro Qi Gong Exercises 
Beginning Qi Gong Basic 8 Classes (Radiant health & longevity)
Free Qi Gong for Seniors 65+ (A gentle standing form for longevity)
Golden Eight Qi Gong Exercises (Promotes self-healing & health maintenance; Especially good for the heart)
12 Sitting Qi Gong Exercise Class (Strengthens the immune system & benefits the mind & body)
Attend two classes with 2 months optional practice (40 optional sessions), 
$125, $60 children. 
Continued practice is available throughout the year.
 For any information about the above classes, please
call the Lihue Qi Center at 639-4300 
Mondays,12:00 noon – 1:00 pm
Monday Music – Waimea Free Outdoor Concert 
Hofgaard Park – across from Ishihara Market
contact:  Candy Baar, Aloha-n-Paradise Art & Event Gallery, 338-1522
Every Friday, 6:30 – 9:00 pm
Every Saturday, 6:00 – 8:00 pm, 
dancing after 8 pm on Saturdays
New York City Jazz Saxophonist Denny Morouse
Plus David Braun, trumpeter from Chicago
Shaka Tacos, Old Kapaa Town
Contact:  Denny Morouse, 823-0012
Note: Denny is Jazz DJ on KKCR 91.9 islandwide every other Tues, 6 – 8 pm – “Anything’s Possible”
Friday nights 7:00-8:00pm
Entertainment at Center Stage
Kukui Grove Center
Contact:  245-7784
First Friday & Saturday of Month
All day live entertainment 
Coconut Plantation Marketplace
Free and open to the public
Contact:  Darryl Low

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