Mid-December Arts & Culture Events

December 16, 2009


email giac@hawaiilink.net to get listing in advance

Mahalo Message for “Party for Poutasi” fundraiser:

” Fred and I want to say collective mahalo to our Kauai village for their outpouring of love and precious resources shared to help rebuild Poutasi. We look forward to reporting the fruits of their efforts along the way. From the volunteers who helped welcome guests, to the brilliant performers who gifted their time, and the technical and food and beverage crew… A heartfelt Mahalo piha” Fred Atkins and Nani Marston

Sunday, December 6 through Dec 25

Waimea Town Lights

Presented by West Kauai Business & Professional Association,

Nightly display of lights throughout Main Street starting from sundown. The

first Christmas was held off-shore and it is still a time to celebrate. 23

miles west of Lihue on HWY 50.

Contact: West Kauai Visitor Center 808-338-1332, www.wkbpa.org

Tuesday, December 15, 7:00 pm


directed by Philip Steinbacher; accompanied by Rose Alfiler

Island School Chorus, Island School Opio Chorus,

Island School Keiki Chorus, Island School Singers

Pre-concert presentation by piano students at 6:45 pm

Kauai Community College PAC

Tickets:  Adults $9; Students 6 – 12 $5; Students Grade 5 and below – Free

Available at Island School Office and at box office

Wednesday, December 16, 7:00 pm; doors open at 6:30 pm

Kapaa HS Music Dept presents

“Winter Wonderland” Winter Concert 2009

featuring Concert Band, Concert Choir

Polynesian Music Ensemble,

Swing Band, Show Choir,

Percussion Ensemble

Selected Student Features

Kauai War Memorial Convention Hall

Presale Tickets $5 gen/$3 students & seniors

Door Tickets $7 gen/$5 students & seniors

Tix from students or through website

Contact:  Catherine Paleka, Music Director


Friday, December 18, 9:00 am – 12:00 noon

KPAA Workshop on Strategic Nonprofit Collaboration

Kauai Humane Society Training Room

KPAA, 632-2005 rayne regush

Friday, December 18, 6:00 – 9:00 pm

JEMS Pacific Gallery is hosting an

All-Artist’s Pre-Holiday Reception

New Works & hand-decorated ornaments by the Artists


4504 Kukui Street, ste. #01

Dragon Building, Kapaa

Info:  808.822.3719

Friday, December 18, 6:30 – 8:30 pm

Garden Nile Belly Dance Troupe performing

Tutu’s Soup Hale

Delicious soups, salads, sandwiches, fondue enjoyed with exciting middle eastern dance

Located at Kinipopo Shopping Center

Info:  808.639.9980

Friday, December 18, 7:30 pm

CD Christmas Tour for Amy Hanaiali’i Friends & Family of Hawai’i

Special guests performing w/ Amy

Kauai Community College Performing Arts Center

Tickets are $15/$20/$25 – TICKETS DISCOUNTED 50% (going fast!)

Bring two cans of food per person for Kaua’i Food Bank

Tix Outlets:  Borders, Lihue, 246-0862; Scotty’s Music, Kalaheo, 332-0090;

Kauai Music & Sound, Kapaa, 823-8000; Hawaiian Music Kiosk, Princeville, 826-0245;

Island Soap & Candleworks, Koloa, 742-1945

Info:  www.amyhanaialiigilliom.com

Saturday, December 19, 7:00 am

22nd Annual Audubon Christmas Bird County

Waimea Circle Count – mauka (uplands) and makai (coastal)

Kokee Museum for uplands count

Lucy Wright Park, Waimea, for coastal count

Wednesday, December 16 is the Hawaiian bird ID meeting and

trail assignment at West Kauai Visitors Center

Sign up:  335-9975 ext 0

Saturday, December 19, 8:00 am – 1:00 pm

HSJGA TENT SALE (Hawaii State Jr Golf Assn)

50 – 60% off new apparel for men, women, chilren

Merchandise from US Open Championships;

Michelle Wie’s new and used clothing, clubs, grips, hats

Used golf clubs, golf bals, golf bags, much more

Contributed items welcome for the sale

King Auto Center, Lihue

Contact:  808.532.0559, hsjgaoffice@gmail.com


Saturday, December 19, 9:30 am – 3:30 pm

Kauai Winter Fine Art Festival & Ohana Day

presented by Women Artists of Kauai and NTBG

Helen Turner, Rocky Riedel, Dava Shepherd, Aweepano,

Vivian Satow, Robin McCoy, Marionette, Emily Miller,

Anna Skaradzinska, Schar Freeman, Lilian de Mello,

Patrice Pendarvis, Jana Viles, Leslie Tribolet

one of a kind gallery quality art pieces, reproductions,

gift items, ornaments

music by Dr. Matthew Miller, Anela, & Blu Dux

Monster Taco and shave ice plus oshibana

Toys for Tots drop off box – bring brand new unwrapped toy

NTBG Southshore Visitors Center Meadow

Contact:  Marionette, 631-9173

Every Saturday, 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Kauai Community Market

fresh ingredients, holiday foods & gifts, taro products,

tropical plants and flowers, coffee, hoiday pies & baked goods,

goat cheese, health & beauty items from goat’s milk,

breakfast & lunch choices, educational demo, and more

KCC front parking lot across from Grove Farm

hosted by Kauai County Farm Bureau & Kauai Community College

Contact:  Melissa McFerrin, 337-9944

Saturday, December 19, 6pm-9pm

Waimea Lighted Christmas Parade

Presented by West Kauai Business & Professional Association

Join the community in a celebration of family and community spirit. Come

really early to beat the traffic. 23 miles west of Lihue on HWY 50.

Contact: West Kauai Visitor Center 808-338-1332, www.wkbpa.org

Saturday, December 19, 2009, 6:00 pm

Aloha Dance Studio presents:

“Step Into Christmas”

with a Michael Jackson Tribute

Amazing performances by students ages 3 to adult

Hip Hop, Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Modern,

Contemporary, Lyrical, Pointe & Flamenco

Silent Auction & Raffle

Kauai War Memorial Convention Hall

Contact:  Tiffany Dodge, 808.245.1810


Saturday, Dec 19, 7:00 pm

The 3rd Annual Kauai Sings! Christmas

Kilohana Lu’au Pavilion

Kauai’s best talent gives a snazzy holiday concert

as they croon your favorite holiday songs

David Penhallow will emcee the concert

Benefit for Malama Pono

Cash bar and food-for-purchase available

$20 advance, $25 at door, $15 students

Outlets:  Hawaiian Music Kiosk, Kilauea Pharmacy,

Kauai Music and Sound, Scotty’s Music

Reserved table of 10 is $200,

call MP 246-9577 or Kilohana 245-5608

Saturday, December 19, 8:00 pm

The Shepherd’s Play” – a gift to the community

directed by Bruce Fehring

Church of the Pacific, Princeville

Free event

The tradition of the Shepherd’s Play dates back to medieval Europe and it is one of a cycle of three plays: The Paradise Play, The Shepherd’s Play, and The Three Kings Play. The cycle was kept alive into the 17th century on the island of Oberufer on the Danube where the small island community formed the acting company. With great fanfare and revelry, the company would proceed through the town in song, leading the townspeople to the performances. The plays were an all-community celebration, and we have continued that spirit of celebration as our troop has begun the tradition of  performing the Shepherd’s Play each year as a gift to the Kauai community. The story is a familiar one, for it is a Nativity play, told from the point of view of the shepherds. Within this tale we meet archetypal characters, who through their experiences are called upon to act out of their noble nature. These rough, simple folk, in the growing darkness of the long winter nights, find the spark of light which shines forth through fraternity and carries hope for the future. It is a tale of personal transformation leading from earthly baseness to enlightened inspiration.

Sunday, December 20, 5:00 pm

Kaua’i Chorale presents

“Handel’s Messiah”

St. Regis Resort, Princeville

Presale Tickets $8.00

Tickets at the Door $10.00

Contact:  Lois Ricciardi, 822.5633; Wes Cronk, 332-9356

Sunday, December 20, 6:00 pm

Kamanawa Foundation presents

23rd Annual Holiday Hula Christmas Celebration

Kauai Marriott Resort & Beach Club

Featuring over 150 dancers from

Na Hula O Kaohikukapulani – Kapu Kinimaka

Special guest performer:  Weldon Kekauoha & Friends

Miss Island Mokihana – Noelani Kaui

Local Vocal Winner, Kieran Caberto

A special performance by over 40 halau premiere dancers 1982-2009

Sunday, December 20, 7:00 pm

A Kauai Christmas Hula Concert – a Festive Family Show

Leilani Rivera Bond & Halau Hula o Leilani

Special Guests:  Michael Ruff, Delissa Ianucci, Larry Rivera

Hawaii crafts & gifts, Leilani’s CD

Kauai War Memorial Convention Hall, Lihue

Contact:  Leilani Bond, 808.651.0682; Darryl Low, 808.651.0864;


December 24, 3:00 pm

Santa Claus rides into Kalapaki on double hull canoe

Kalapaki Beach water parade – all makes and sizes of crafts invited

Meet at the “super ferry” dock at end of pier at 2:30 pm sharp

Kelvin & Kat Ho will be there

2008 visit:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LpVJ_wMaXYs

Questions:  Chris Kauwe, 652-8897, <letsgosurfing@hotmail.com>

Chirstmas Eve, December 24, 6:00 pm and 9:00 pm/Concert at 8:45 pm

The Festival Candlelight Services

Featuring Henry Adam Curtis on piano, David Braun and Steve Dubey on trumpet,

St Michael’s Choir directed by Alan Van Zee

8:45 pm – A special concert features Dottie Bekeart, Karen Dickinson, Sarah Rudinoff;

champagne reception between the two serives

5:30 pm – A children’s Christmas Pageant

All are invited

Info:  245-3796; www.stmichaels-kauai.org

Sunday, December 27, 10 am – 3 pm (last Sunday)

88 Shrines at Lawai International Center

Tour times:  10 am, 12 pm, 2 pm

Brief video and talk story session by Lynn Muramoto

Donations are appreciated

Info: 639-4300, LM@hawaii.rr.com


December 31, 2009 – New Years Eve Party

“Blanc de Blanc”

The St. Regis Princeville Resort – 5520 Lounge

Ballroom transformed into a luxury ultralounge for the ultimate White Party

$195 Kama’aina Rate for Rooms only

$299 Kama’aina Rate for Room plus 25% of for Food at the Restaurant,

20% off of Spa, $50 Green Fees at the Prince Course

Contact:  808.826.2741

Send out on Tuesday, December 15, 2009

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