23 01, 2023

Aloha Supporters of E Kanikapila Kakou 2023

2023-01-24T11:34:08-10:00EKK 2023, NEWS! Arts & Cultural Events on Kauai|0 Comments

I hope you are anticipating a wonderful 40th Anniversary EKK program this year. Sorry I am so late in completing the program; it’s been difficult to put together a program including many individual artists rather than pre-formed professional groups; but I am sure you will appreciate the effort; it’s still a work in progress.

GIAC is especially counting on you this year as the Hawaii Tourism Authority is experiencing its own challenges so no grant support has yet been available to request. Fingers crossed that help will become available.

Because this year we are having 8 Mondays in the schedule, we are proposing a $200 season ticket for patrons which comes down to $25 per night. You will also receive your entry lanyard and early admission before the general audience enters the ballroom. We thank those of you who support the program with extra donation; it really helps us a lot! Share this information with your friends who wish to become a Patron.

Patron support can be done via PayPal below or sending by snail mail to GIAC, PO box 827, Lihue, HI 96766 — or giving your support at the “EKK Patrons Table” at the entrance foyer. Patrons cannot reserve seats via the Eventbrite ticket outlet but others can. It’s $10 Kama’aina and $20 General Admission. Kids 12 years old and younger are free.

The special February 28 Mahalo Concert to support Halau Ka Lei Mokihana o Leina’ala is a separate ticketed event to help the halau so it is not part of the Patron package.

Become an EKK Patron for 2023:
8 04, 2022

April 2022 ARTS & CULTURE CALENDAR On KAUAI

2022-04-08T14:49:29-10:00NEWS! Arts & Cultural Events on Kauai|0 Comments

For Upcoming 2019 Arts & Culture Calendar or email  giac05@icloud.com to get listing in advance

Mahalo to all who enjoy and support Art and Culture on Kaua’i
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APRIL ARTS & CULTURE EVENTS

March 31 – April 2, 2022, 11:30 – 6:00 pm
KAUAI STEEL GUITAR FESTIVAL
Event Address:  Sheraton Kaua‘i Coconut Beach Resort, 650 Aleka Loop, Kapaa, HI 96746
phone:  (808) 822-3455
FREE TO THE PUBLICThe 6th Annual Kaua‘i Steel Guitar Festival will be held on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, March 31 – April 2, 2022, at the Sheraton Kaua‘i Coconut Beach Resort. This festival will be presented in the days preceding the annual Aloha Music Camp as an extension of the Hawaiian Steel Guitar experience that is offered at the camp. In addition to steel guitar performances by Hawai‘i steel guitar masters, the festival will include workshops, kanikapila jam sessions for play-along or listening enjoyment, and Open Stage sessions where amateur Hawaiian Steel Guitarists can present their own programs to festival guests.
A “K?k? Pila” kanikapila jam session to kick off the festival will be held on Thursday evening, March 31, 2022, at a location to be announced. Festival musicians, NextGen steel guitarists and members of the Ke Kula Mele Hawai‘i ensemble will be joined by guest performers for a fun evening.
The festival will be presented free to the public by Hawaii Institute for Music Enrichment and Learning Experiences (HIMELE) in association with the Ke Kula Mele Hawai‘i School of Hawaiian Music. The festival website should be checked for updated festival information.
Festival Website: https://www.kauaisteelguitarfestival.com
Info: contact Alan Akaka at alan@himele.org

Friday, April 1, 2022 — Performances begin
Kauai Community Players present “The Roommate”
A dark comedy about what it takes to re-route your life and what happens when the wheels come off.
Rated R: Adult themes of sex, drugs, alcohol, smoking, crimes & voodoo
Directed by Faith Harding
Puhi Theatrical Warehouse
Info:  Director Faith Harding: tophatandscarf@yahoo.com
(808) 651-1927

Saturday, April 2, 2022; every first Saturday; 9:00 am-1:00 pm
Lawai International Center is sparkling from the caring hands of helpful volunteers. Please join us as we nurture the grounds and plant orchids Lunches made by the aunties of Lawai will be served.?Bring the following items if you have them, we have extra tools:?Hand gardening tools (garden gloves, light hand weeders, clippers, sickles, and rakes); Weed Wackers, hedge trimmers, brush cutters?Lawai International Center? If you will be able to join us, please text or call, (808) 639-1718;? email info@lawaicenter.org
Info: Lynn & your Lawai International Center Family,? www.lawaicenter.org

Monday, April 4, 9:00 am
Hawaii Children’s Theatre announces
Summer Stars 2022 Online Registration Starts
Two amazing in-person 6-weeks programs this year
AM Program, Ages 5 – 15
June 13 – July 21m 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
Cabaret style format will focus on singing, dancing, acting workshops;
Coaching culminating in a final performance.
PM Program: Once on this Island, Jr.; Ages 8 – 15
June 13 – July 24
Production-oriented camp. Young actors will put their learned skills to work putting on a full-scale production of “Once On This Island, Jr.”
Previous HCT experience required.
Scholarship application now open; deadline to apply – April 25
Info:  info@hawaiichildrenstheatre.org

Monday, April 4, 6:00 – 8:30 pm
E Kanikapila Kakou Week #3
Led Kaapana w/ Jesse Gregorio
‘Ukulele circle w/ Led at 5:15 – 6:00 pm
Kauai Beach Resort — Lihue
Tickets:  https://www.eventbrite.com/o/garden-island-arts-council-42722074693

Saturday, April 9; 9:00 am and 11:30 am
Kauai Museum invites you to join “Uncle Onio”
To make your own Easter basket out of coconut frond
Eugene Onio Punzal is cultural weaving practitioner
With the Kauai Museum
$35 for two-hour workshop; materials included
Space Limited
Register: Kauai Museum; (808) 245-6913;
Uncle Onio; (808) 639-7722

Monday, April 11, 6:00 – 8:30 pm
E Kanikapila Kakou Week #4
Kupaoa & Ke Ala Aumoe Hula Dancers
‘Ukulele circle at 5:15 – 6:00 pm
Kauai Beach Resort — Lihue
Tickets:  https://www.eventbrite.com/o/garden-island-arts-council-42722074693

Wednesday, April 13; The second Wednesday of every month
Climate Action Forum
Our April 13 forum will be a legislative Update with leaders from the Hawaii State Environmental Caucus discussing climate and environmental bills of importance that are still alive.  Our Kauai legislators have been invited to participate as well.  Forum is cosponsored by Surfrider Foundation, Zero Waste Kauai and Kauai Climate Action Coalition.  Forum can be watched live on Facebook.com/zerowastekauai where past forums are archived as well, or people can register for zoom link by emailing kauaiclimate@gmail.com  Participates on zoom call can participate in conversation at end of the forum if they choose.  Anyone who registers will receive a recording of the forum.
Can also watch live on ZeroWasteKauai FaceBook page.  For more information email kauaiclimate@gmail.com
Many thanks Carol for making Kauai Climate Action Forums a regular feature event on your email blasts.  AND so happy to see EKK is back!

Wednesday, April 13, 7:00 pm
Kauai Concert Association present:
LA VOIX – The Eighth Wonder of the World
Kauai War Memorial Convention Hall
Tickets: $40 — www.Kauai-Concert.Org

Monday, April 18, 6:00 – 8:30 pm
E Kanikapila Kakou Week #5
‘O’iwi – John Mahi, Bronson Aiwohi, DJ Yaris
‘Ukulele circle at 5:15 – 6:00 pm
Kauai Beach Resort — Lihue
Tickets:  https://www.eventbrite.com/o/garden-island-arts-council-42722074693

Monday, April 25, 6:00 – 8:30 pm
E Kanikapila Kakou Week #6
“Community Hula Night” w/ Malie Foundation
Hula circles at start at 5:15 pm
Kauai Beach Resort — Lihue
Tickets:  https://www.eventbrite.com/o/garden-island-arts-council-42722074693

MAY ARTS & CULTURE EVENTS

Sunday, May 1; 2:00 pm (Honolulu Event)
Hawaii Theatre presents
Kalani Pe’a – May Day is Lei Day in Hawai’i
Special Guests Ho’okena, Keiluna, Hoku Zuttermeister, Hula Halau O Kamuela. Hosted by Mele Apana
Tickets:  HAWAIITHEATRE.COM;  or call Box Office (808) 528-0506

Saturday, May 7; 4:00 – 9:30 pm (Doors open at 3:30 pm)
Kauai Songwriters Music Festival Songwriters Showcase
Featured Artists:
Ken Emerson–Grammy Award Winning Composer
Kealoha–Hawaii State Poet Laureate
Allan Thomas–internationally acclaimed songwriter
Showcasing Local Songwriters – Kimberly Hope, Kirby Keough, Terry Low & Friends, Maria Stice, Bill Dick & Friends, Chris-WhiteRoot & Friends, Kaua’I Greenhouse Band, Warren Dastrup & Friends
Hilton Garden Inn – next to Wailua Lydgate Park
Ticket Information TBA
W/ Support of the Hawaii Tourism Authority, Kauai Visitors Bureau, Hilton Garden Inn, ArtsKauai.org
Info:  terry@terryjlow.com;  www.kauaisongwriters.com
Tickets Link:  Buy tickets for Kauai Songwriters Music Festival

Saturday, May 7, 7:00 pm
The Mokihana Club Benefit Concert & Online Auction
An Evening of Hawaiian Music
Keola Beamer & Jeff Peterson
With Moanalani Beamer
Kauai Beach Resort – Jasmine Ballroom
Tickets $55 General/ $80 Gold Circle
Tickets & Auction at www.themokihanaclub.org    (808) 755-5235
Proof of Vaccination or Negative Test within 48 hours required
Benefits Nursing Students, Music Studients & Community Outreach Projects

Kauai Community Players announces
Stephen Sondheim’s masterpiece COMPANY!
Directed by Dennis McGraw
Performances are May 13-29, 2022
Thursdays, Fridays and Saturday at 7:00 pm/Sundays at 4:00 pm.
Info:  Director Dennis McGraw – (808) 651-2417; mcgrawd002@hawaii.rr.com

Monday, May 30, 6:00 – 8:30 pm
E Kanikapila Kakou Special Concert
“Legacy of Our Legends” Hosted by MAKANA
Kauai Beach Resort — Lihue
Tickets:  https://www.eventbrite.com/o/garden-island-arts-council-42722074693

JUNE ARTS & CULTURE EVENTS

Saturday, June 4, 10:00 am – 12:00 noon
Hawaii Craftsmen Entry Day for Fiber Hawaii 2022
Downtown Art Center
Opening Reception:  Wednesday, June 8, 4:00 – 6:00 pm
Exhibition Dates: June 8 – July 1, 2022
Downtown Art Center
Prospectus available soon at www.hawaiicraftsmen.org 
Juror:  Amos Kotomori, fashion designer & creative consultant – “manifest your vision. create bodies by being in the moment, capturing each breath and telling your story. trust the energy within to inspire all who date to feel. let the world see who you are.”

ONGOING and Multi-Day EVENTS

ART ART ART ART ART ART ART ART

HSFCA CALL FOR ENTRY ON CAFE
Hawaii State Foundation on Culture & The Arts
asking interested artists to submit qualifications
for various commissioned works in upcoming
HSFCA public art projects.  Register with
Cafe www.callforentry.org/index.php
website developed by Western States Arts Federation (WESTAF) to
facilitate calls for artists & artworks.  Registration is free, secure and
offers access to visual arts opportunities nationwide.
Go to  www.callforentry.org/index.php for information,
answers to FAQs, tech tips, image prep and Questions forum.

Kathy Kovala Watercolor Classes
Live Classes on the Lanai
Wednesday mornings, 9:30 – 12:30; $40
Saturday ZOOM classes – 9:00 am – 12:00 noon (Hawaii time); $35
Info:  Kathy Kovala, kathykovalawatercolor@gmail.com

Plein air pastel lessons w/ Helen Turner
One-on-one or two max in the field; beginners or advanced
All materials provided
Plein air oil painting lessons w/ Helen Turner
One-on-one in the field; beginners or advanced
All materials provided
Waimea Studio, 10:30 am-2:30 pm weekdays,
9665 Kaumuali’I Hwy; across Shrimp Station
Info:  (808) 346-9357; www.helenturner.com

COMMUNITY COMMUNITY COMMUNITY

AIRPORT WINDOW DISPLAYS
HAL display case: “Kaua’i Community College – nearly 100 years of history in the making…”
United display case: “A Glimpse into the World of Kaua’i Art and Artists #2”
Brought to you by Garden Island Arts Council
Funded by a grant from the County of Kauai
(open to all passengers in transit)

Info:  giac05@icloud.com

Kauai Community Players 2022 Season Tickets on Sale Now
April 1 – 17:  “The Roommate” by Jen Silverman; directed by Faith Harding
May 13 – 19:  “Company” book by George Furth/Music & Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim; directed by Dennis McGraw
Tickets & Info: www.kauaicommunityplayers.org

First Saturday of each month; 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Lawai International Center Community Caring Day
Nurture grounds & plant orchids; no tools necessary;
lunch will be provided.
Reservations:  (808) 639-5952; www.lawaicenter.org;
paradisekauai@yahoo.com 

Visit the 88 Shrines
2nd & 4th Sunday of every month
Tours at 10:00 am, 12:00 noon, 2:00 pm
Lawai International Center Sanctuary
Donations are appreciated with gratitude
Reservations:  (808) 639-5952; www.lawaicenter.org
paradisekauai@yahoo.com

The second Wednesday of every month free public forums are held on an aspect of the Climate Crisis organized by Kauai Climate Action Coalition, Surfrider Kauai and Zero Waste Kauai on www.Facebook.com/zerowastekauai or watch there live, as well as find archived past forums.  To get more information or to sign up for monthly news on events email kauaiclimate@gmail.com
Info:  Laurel B  (808) 635-7941

Kauai Community College Office of Continuing Education Online Classes offered
Kauai Community College Free Classes
Are you a Kauai resident?  Have you been affected by the pandemic? Lost your job?  Decrease in work hours?  Take a class to increase your employability
Info:  https://ocet.kauai.hawaii.edu/
Call (808) 245-8313 to register: Email:  ocet@hawaii.edu
Register:  ocet.kauai.hawaii.edu; or call KCC-OCET (808) 245-8318

Kumu’s Cupboard is Open (former Payless Shoes location)
The Free School Supply Store for Kauai Educators
Regular Store Hours:
Tuesdays:  3:00 – 6:30 pm
Fridays:  3:00 – 6:30 pm
Saturdays:  10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Sundays:  1:00 – 4:00 pm
Covid-19 Safety Rules in effect
Info:  kumuscupboard1@gmail.com
www.kumuscupboard.org

Farmers Markets Weekly Schedule:
Weekly Sunshine Markets: Fresh ingredients, holiday foods & gifts, taro products, tropical plants and flowers, coffee, holiday pies & baked goods,
goat cheese, health & beauty items from goat’s milk and more.
Sunday Hanalei Market – 12:00 – 2:30 pm
Monday Pau Hana Market at Kukui Grove – Mondays, 3:00 – 5:30 pm
Kealia Farm Market – Monday 3 – 6 pm
Coconut Marketplace – Tuesday 9 am – 1 pm
Waipa Farmers Market – Tuesday 3:00 pm – dusk
Kapaa Sunshine Market – Wednesday, 3 – 4:30 pm
The Farmers Market, Shops@Kukuiula – Wednesday 3:30 – 5:30 pm
Hanapepe Sunshine Market – Thursday 3 – 4 pm
Coconut Marketplace – Thursday 9 am – 1 pm
Kealia Farm Market – Friday 3 – 6 pm
Puhi Park Produce – Saturday 10 am – sold out
Anaina Hou Community Park – Saturday 9 am – 12 pm (Kupuna 9 – 9:30 am)
Hale Halawai Farmers Market – Saturday 9:30 am – 12:00 noon
The Kauai Community Market at KCC closed due to COVID-19 and campus closure to the public

Murals on view in Lihue:
NirMANAfest, Kauai’s mural festival will premier mural painting by 15 mural artists on five walls at the end of Umi Street off Rice Street. These 15 artists were selected out of a broad range of applicants by a panel of experts including Carol Bennett, Elsa Alvarez, Carol Yotsuda, Vanessa Owens and Addison Bulosan. There is a youth mentoring component as part of this Rice Street Project. Public viewing of muralists at work will be available.
Locations:  former Big Save Market façade facing north to the shoppers parking lot; former Lihue Café Restaurant and adjoining apartment complex at makai end of Umi Street.
Please check out the NirMANAfest website and promote it in conversations you have about Rice Street Creative Community development:
https://www.facebook.com/nirmanafest/videos/334259341199894

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Announces
Re-instatement of Public Visitation to K?lauea Point National Wildlife Refuge

Beginning July 9, 2020, K?lauea Point NWR will re-instate public visitation under a revised schedule of Thursday through Saturday except for Federal holidays. The refuge has implemented a timed entry reservation system in order to meet the CDC, state and local guidance related to COVID-19 and to better manage high visitation demand and limited parking availability. Reservations are required for all visitors age 16 and older in order to visit the Refuge and can be booked online through Recreation.gov at the following link: https://www.recreation.gov/ticket/facility/300018. The $10 entry fee along with a $1 reservation booking fee will be charged for individuals 16 and older. Kama??ina as well as America The Beautiful Passes will be continue to be honored; however, passholders must also make online reservations through Recreation.gov and pay the $1 online booking fee in advance of their visit to the Refuge.

NTBG (National Tropical Botanical Garden) will open its Kauai gardens:
Limahuli Garden, north shore
McBryde Garden and Allerton Garden
All tours require a reservation
Garden admission fees have been modified to accommodate every member of the community;
Reservation:  www.ntbg.org; or call (808) 742-2623 for McBryde & Allerton; (808) 826-1053 for Limahuli
Media contact:  media@ntbg.org

The Mokan Nokan Show:
Please view my new music video “IF U Believe”
Created always w/ Positive Vibes & Good Intentions! Believe in Your Dreams! Walk Good Always!
https://youtu.be/25-PUfxjb8  
New Music Video “SWEET LOVE”
https://youtu.be/6KCLpnT7MaM
New music video “LIGHT FORCE”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8LzlzQbPC6M
New Music Video “Wherever the truth may take you”
Created to inspire and uplift the human consciousness
https://youtu.be/TIsn6BLLGil
New Music Video “Golden Child”
Sent with Love to Inspire & Uplift You in these challenging times
https://www.youtube.com/embed/56mDLegNPeM
New Movie short/music video “A Beautiful Dream”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LrI8XkEilVc
New movie short/music video “I Remember”
https://youtu.be/-sA-KCdsokY
New music video “Hold Onto Love”
https://youtu.be/Ss2mMFnKlfw?

New Episode:  “It’s Not Easy Being Me”
Broadcasting 5 times a week on OC16 Channel 12
Kauai Profile and Interesting Things Happening on Kauai
View Episodes — http://mokannokan.com/the-program/
Info:  Mel Bell-Grey, (808) 431-4711
www.eyeswideopenproductions.com
www.mokannokan.com

Second Saturday of each month, 8:30 pm until lunch
Friends of the Path Clean Up
Ke Ala Hele Makalae, the path that goes by the coast
Potluck lunch at 11:00 am
Meet at the rest pavilion makai of the Kapaa Neighborhood Center
Info:  Brett, (808) 639-4561

Every third Wednesday, 3:30 pm
Dolphin Touch Wellness Center
Reiki Circle — Energy Therapy
Free and open to all; no experience necessary
Info: Jeanne Russell (808) 822-4414; info@dolphintouch.org
www.dolphintouch.org

CULTURE CULTURE CULTURE CULTURE

Wednesdays, 5:00 – 6:00 pm (ON HOLD DURING PANDEMIC)
Hula ‘Auana Class
Instructor:  Sherri “Puni” Patrick
New session begins every quarter
At the Kaua’i Museum
No charge
Info:  Kauai Museum, (808) 245-6931

Thursdays, 5:00 – 7:00 pm
Hula for Kupuna – by invitation only
Instructor:  Sherri “Puni” Patrick
Waimea Neighborhood Center Courtroom
New sessions begin every quarter
No charge
Info: Sherri “Puni” Patrick (808) 651-5744

Halau Hula O Leilani Registration for Hula and Tahitian Classes
Call (or text) kumu Leilani Rivera Low at 808-651-0682 to register now through December for hula classes and Tahitian classes in Kapaa and Koloa.
Mondays – hula classes at Ka Ui o ka Aina center in Coconut Marketplace, Kapaa. Kaikamahine ages 5-12 at 5:00 pm. Teens & wahine 6:30– 8:00 pm
Tuesdays  – Koloa Neighborhood Center, hula classes for girls ages 4-12 from 3:45 pm
Wednesdays – Tahitian classes for kaikamahine by Ariel Leilani Bond
at 6:00-6:45 pm at Courtyard by Marriott Hotel.
Thursdays – Tahitian Class for teens, Koloa Neighborhood Ctr, 4:30 – 5:30 pm
Saturdays – Tahitian classes for teens & wahine by Ariel Leilani Bond,
11:00 am- 12:00 pm at Hawaiian Cultural Center in Coconut Marketplace.
Info: Leilani Low or text (808) 651-0682 or email darryl.leilani@hawaiiantel.net.

NO OPEN CLASSES TO THE PUBLIC AT THIS TIME
Ongoing Thursdays, 4:00 – 5:30 pm
Aloha International’s
“Halau Hula Na Lei Kupua O Kaua’i”
Dance, Chant, Language & Legends
Under the direction of Ho’opa’a Fern Merle-Jones & Kumu Susan Pa’iniu Floyd
Under the guidance of Hula Loea Kawaikapuokalani Hewett
At private location (call to inquire)
Info:  Call Fern Merle-Jones, (808) 828-1342; bless2u@aloha.net

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
Info: (808) 337-1005

DANCE DANCE DANCE DANCE DANCE

Kauai Dance Theatre?
Winter-Spring Term is January 3 – May 4, 2022
Ballet & Tap Dance Classes for ages 6 – Adult in Kalaheo
For details visit www.KauaiDanceTheatre.com
Join us for our 36th season of “Quality Instruction in the Art of Dance”
Janie Crane, Director, (808) 332-9737, jbcdance@hotmail.com

Kauai Dance Center
Professional dance training ages 3 through advanced.
Beginning Adults welcome.

Dance classes for all ages and abilities

Ballet, Hip Hop, Lyrical, Spanish dance & Modern Dance.

Directors, Jennifer Bell-Grey & Mel Bell-Grey

Dance season Aug 2018-May 2019 – enrolling now

Start lessons anytime throughout the year

Performing opportunities available

Schedule your free trial class today.?www.kauaidancecenter.com

Tel: (808) 823-9588 Cell/text (415) 990-5145

jenballet@gmail.com?

Accredited teacher graduate of the Royal Ballet School London, England. Diploma Royal Academy of Dancing.

Home Studio located at Eyes Wide Open Productions Nawiliwili/Lihue as well as a satellite studio on the North Shore, Princeville community center.

Aloha Dance Studio — Enrolling now
full schedule online at  www.AlohaDanceStudio.com
Professional instruction for ages 3 through adult
Hip Hop, Tap, Jazz, Ballet, Pointe, Modern,
Flamenco, Contemporary and Lyrical jazz
Elite Company Groups
Freaky Fridays at Kukui Grove Center every October
Beginner through Advanced welcome
Info:  Tiffany Dodge, (808) 245-1810

MUSIC MUSIC MUSIC MUSIC MUSIC

Kaua’i Songwriters — A Network and Hui for Kaua’i Songwriters
Monthly songwriting circle for songwriters wishing to share and discuss their work.
2022 Dates: Saturdays from 12:00 – 2:00 pm
March 12; April 16; May 14; June 11; July 16; August 3; September 17
Meet on the lanai of the KCC PAC. Songwriters wishing to participate must register as a visitor on the UH Lumisight website where you upload your vaccination or COVID information. Do this a week before your first session:
https://uh.campus.lumisight.com/
Info:  terry@terryjlow.com    (monthly update of participants)
www.kauaisongwriters.com

Every Evening
Rice Street Business Association hosts
Online music concerts Live video broadcasts from home of musicians; local businesses promoted
https://www.facebook.com/ricestreetbusinessassociation/posts/270974147614111

Call to make arrangements:
Private `Ukulele Lessons by Kirk Smart
Hanalei Strings and Things, Ching Young Village, Hanalei
Info:  Kirk Smart, kirksmart1@yahoo.com; (808) 826,9633

EXERCISE EXERCISE EXERCISE EXERCISE

First Saturday of the Month Open House, 6:00-9:00 pm                                 Open House — Dolphin Touch Wellness Center — Are you in need of some clarity or relief in your life? Come discover some of the wonderful Holistic Health Practitioners of Kauai. There is a wide array of professionals here to serve all of your health needs.  Free sessions on the Amethyst Biomat, mini-readings for $20, free wellness consultations, superfood samples.  Info: Jeanne Russell (808) 822-4414; info@dolphintouch.orgwww.dolphintouch.org

Monday, 1:00 – 2:00 pm — Basic
Thursdays. 1:00 – 2:00 pm — Advanced
Qi Gong Golden 8
Qi Gong Classes – ONGOING via ZOOM

?https://us04web.zoom.us/j/5976649949 and you’ll be with us.
Promotes balancing the body for greater health, increasing vitality,
and radiating more energy
Free for all ages
Info:  (808) 635-0306; Peter Sterne

Pu’uwai Fitness Kauai
Fitness Classes in Kalaheo and Poipu
Barre, Yoga, Pilates, TRX, Circuit
Location:  Southside sports Center (Poipu) and Private Studio (Kalaheo)
Covid-19 Safety Details are followed
call (808) 332-6320 for directions
Info:  Jodee Burris, ACE Certified Group Fitness Instructor, 212-4034,
puuwaifitness@gmail.com
Current schedule & fees online:  www.puuwaifitnesskauai.com

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“The problem with doing nothing is not knowing when you’re finished”
–Nelson DeMille

1 04, 2022

March 2022 & Beyond Arts & Cultural Events

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2022 Arts & Culture Calendar or email giac05@icloud.com to get listings in advance.

Mahalo to all who enjoy and support Art and Culture on Kaua’i

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APRIL ARTS & CULTURE EVENTS

March 31 – April 2, 2022, 11:30 – 6:00 pm

KAUAI STEEL GUITAR FESTIVAL

Event Address: Sheraton Kaua‘i Coconut Beach Resort, 650 Aleka Loop, Kapaa, HI 96746

phone: (808) 822-3455

FREE TO THE PUBLIC

The 6th Annual Kaua‘i Steel Guitar Festival will be held on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, March 31 – April 2, 2022, at the Sheraton Kaua‘i Coconut Beach Resort. This festival will be presented in the days preceding the annual Aloha Music Camp as an extension of the Hawaiian Steel Guitar experience that is offered at the camp. In addition to steel guitar performances by Hawai‘i steel guitar masters, the festival will include workshops, kanikapila jam sessions for play-along or listening enjoyment, and Open Stage sessions where amateur Hawaiian Steel Guitarists can present their own programs to festival guests.

A “Kika Pila” kanikapila jam session to kick off the festival will be held on Thursday evening, March 31, 2022, at a location to be announced. Festival musicians, NextGen steel guitarists and members of the Ke Kula Mele Hawai‘i ensemble will be joined by guest performers for a fun evening.

The festival will be presented free to the public by Hawaii Institute for Music Enrichment and Learning Experiences (HIMELE) in association with the Ke Kula Mele Hawai‘i School of Hawaiian Music. The festival website should be checked for updated festival information.

Festival Website: https://www.kauaisteelguitarfestival.com

Info: contact Alan Akaka at alan@himele.org

Friday, April 1, 2022 — Performances begin

Kauai Community Players present “The Roommate”

A dark comedy about what it takes to re-route your life and what happens when the wheels come off.

Rated R: Adult themes of sex, drugs, alcohol, smoking, crimes & voodoo

Directed by Faith Harding

Puhi Theatrical Warehouse

Info: Director Faith Harding: tophatandscarf@yahoo.com

(808) 651-1927

Saturday, April 2, 2022; every first Saturday; 9:00 am-1:00 pm

Lawai International Center is sparkling from the caring hands of helpful volunteers. Please join us as we nurture the grounds and plant orchids Lunches made by the aunties of Lawai will be served.?Bring the following items if you have them, we have extra tools:?Hand gardening tools (garden gloves, light hand weeders, clippers, sickles, and rakes); Weed Wackers, hedge trimmers, brush cutters?Lawai International Center? If you will be able to join us, please text or call, (808) 639-1718;? email info@lawaicenter.org

Info: Lynn & your Lawai International Center Family,? www.lawaicenter.org?

Monday, April 4, 9:00 am

Hawaii Children’s Theatre announces

Summer Stars 2022 Online Registration Starts

Two amazing in-person 6-weeks programs this year

AM Program, Ages 5 – 15

June 13 – July 21m 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

Cabaret style format will focus on singing, dancing, acting workshops;

Coaching culminating in a final performance.

PM Program: Once on this Island, Jr.; Ages 8 – 15

June 13 – July 24

Production-oriented camp. Young actors will put their learned skills to work putting on a full-scale production of “Once On This Island, Jr.”

Previous HCT experience required.

Scholarship application now open; deadline to apply – April 25

Info: info@hawaiichildrenstheatre.org

Monday, April 4, 6:00 – 8:30 pm

E Kanikapila Kakou Week #3

Led Kaapana w/ Jesse Gregorio

‘Ukulele circle w/ Led at 5:15 – 6:00 pm

Kauai Beach Resort — Lihue

Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/o/garden-island-arts-council-42722074693

Saturday, April 9; 9:00 am and 11:30 am

Kauai Museum invites you to join “Uncle Onio”

To make your own Easter basket out of coconut frond

Eugene Onio Punzal is cultural weaving practitioner

With the Kauai Museum

$35 for two-hour workshop; materials included

Space Limited

Register: Kauai Museum; (808) 245-6913;

Uncle Onio; (808) 639-7722

Monday, April 11, 6:00 – 8:30 pm

E Kanikapila Kakou Week #4

Kupaoa & Ke Ala Aumoe Hula Dancers

‘Ukulele circle at 5:15 – 6:00 pm

Kauai Beach Resort — Lihue

Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/o/garden-island-arts-council-42722074693

Wednesday, April 13; The second Wednesday of every month

Climate Action Forum

Our April 13 forum will be a legislative Update with leaders from the Hawaii State Environmental Caucus discussing climate and environmental bills of importance that are still alive. Our Kauai legislators have been invited to participate as well. Forum is cosponsored by Surfrider Foundation, Zero Waste Kauai and Kauai Climate Action Coalition. Forum can be watched live on Facebook.com/zerowastekauai where past forums are archived as well, or people can register for zoom link by emailing kauaiclimate@gmail.com Participates on zoom call can participate in conversation at end of the forum if they choose. Anyone who registers will receive a recording of the forum.

Can also watch live on ZeroWasteKauai FaceBook page. For more information email kauaiclimate@gmail.com

Many thanks Carol for making Kauai Climate Action Forums a regular feature event on your email blasts. AND so happy to see EKK is back!

Wednesday, April 13, 7:00 pm

Kauai Concert Association present:

LA VOIX – The Eighth Wonder of the World

Kauai War Memorial Convention Hall

Tickets: $40 — www.Kauai-Concert.Org

Monday, April 18, 6:00 – 8:30 pm

E Kanikapila Kakou Week #5

‘O’iwi – John Mahi, Bronson Aiwohi, DJ Yaris

‘Ukulele circle at 5:15 – 6:00 pm

Kauai Beach Resort — Lihue

Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/o/garden-island-arts-council-42722074693

Monday, April 25, 6:00 – 8:30 pm

E Kanikapila Kakou Week #6

“Community Hula Night” w/ Malie Foundation

Hula circles at start at 5:15 pm

Kauai Beach Resort — Lihue

Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/o/garden-island-arts-council-42722074693

MAY ARTS & CULTURE EVENTS

Sunday, May 1; 2:00 pm (Honolulu Event)

Hawaii Theatre presents

Kalani Pe’a – May Day is Lei Day in Hawai’i

Special Guests Ho’okena, Keiluna, Hoku Zuttermeister, Hula Halau O Kamuela. Hosted by Mele Apana

Tickets: HAWAIITHEATRE.COM; or call Box Office (808) 528-0506

Saturday, May 7; 4:00 – 9:30 pm (Doors open at 3:30 pm)

Kauai Songwriters Music Festival Songwriters Showcase

Featured Artists:

Ken Emerson–Grammy Award Winning Composer

Kealoha–Hawaii State Poet Laureate

Allan Thomas–internationally acclaimed songwriter

Showcasing Local Songwriters – Kimberly Hope, Kirby Keough, Terry Low & Friends, Maria Stice, Bill Dick & Friends, Chris-WhiteRoot & Friends, Kaua’I Greenhouse Band, Warren Dastrup & Friends

Hilton Garden Inn – next to Wailua Lydgate Park

Ticket Information TBA

W/ Support of the Hawaii Tourism Authority, Kauai Visitors Bureau, Hilton Garden Inn, ArtsKauai.org

Info: terry@terryjlow.com; www.kauaisongwriters.com

Tickets Link: Buy tickets for Kauai Songwriters Music Festival

Saturday, May 7, 7:00 pm

The Mokihana Club Benefit Concert & Online Auction

An Evening of Hawaiian Music

Keola Beamer & Jeff Peterson

With Moanalani Beamer

Kauai Beach Resort – Jasmine Ballroom

Tickets $55 General/ $80 Gold Circle

Tickets & Auction at www.themokihanaclub.org (808) 755-5235

Proof of Vaccination or Negative Test within 48 hours required

Benefits Nursing Students, Music Studients & Community Outreach Projects

Kauai Community Players announces

Stephen Sondheim’s masterpiece COMPANY!

Directed by Dennis McGraw

Performances are May 13-29, 2022

Thursdays, Fridays and Saturday at 7:00 pm/Sundays at 4:00 pm.

Info: Director Dennis McGraw – (808) 651-2417; mcgrawd002@hawaii.rr.com

Monday, May 30, 6:00 – 8:30 pm

E Kanikapila Kakou Special Concert

“Legacy of Our Legends” Hosted by MAKANA

Kauai Beach Resort — Lihue

Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/o/garden-island-arts-council-42722074693

JUNE ARTS & CULTURE EVENTS

Saturday, June 4, 10:00 am – 12:00 noon

Hawaii Craftsmen Entry Day for Fiber Hawaii 2022

Downtown Art Center

Opening Reception: Wednesday, June 8, 4:00 – 6:00 pm

Exhibition Dates: June 8 – July 1, 2022

Downtown Art Center

Prospectus available soon at www.hawaiicraftsmen.org

Juror: Amos Kotomori, fashion designer & creative consultant – “manifest your vision. create bodies by being in the moment, capturing each breath and telling your story. trust the energy within to inspire all who date to feel. let the world see who you are.”

ONGOING and Multi-Day EVENTS

ART ART ART ART ART ART ART ART

HSFCA CALL FOR ENTRY ON CAFE

Hawaii State Foundation on Culture & The Arts

asking interested artists to submit qualifications

for various commissioned works in upcoming

HSFCA public art projects. Register with

Cafe www.callforentry.org/index.php

website developed by Western States Arts Federation (WESTAF) to

facilitate calls for artists & artworks. Registration is free, secure and

offers access to visual arts opportunities nationwide.

Go to www.callforentry.org/index.php for information,

answers to FAQs, tech tips, image prep and Questions forum.

Kathy Kovala Watercolor Classes

Live Classes on the Lanai

Wednesday mornings, 9:30 – 12:30; $40

Saturday ZOOM classes – 9:00 am – 12:00 noon (Hawaii time); $35

Info: Kathy Kovala, kathykovalawatercolor@gmail.com

Plein air pastel lessons w/ Helen Turner

One-on-one or two max in the field; beginners or advanced

All materials provided

Plein air oil painting lessons w/ Helen Turner

One-on-one in the field; beginners or advanced

All materials provided

Waimea Studio, 10:30 am-2:30 pm weekdays,

9665 Kaumuali’I Hwy; across Shrimp Station

Info: (808) 346-9357; www.helenturner.com

COMMUNITY COMMUNITY COMMUNITY

AIRPORT WINDOW DISPLAYS

HAL display case: “Kaua’i Community College – nearly 100 years of history in the making…”

United display case: “A Glimpse into the World of Kaua’i Art and Artists #2”

Brought to you by Garden Island Arts Council

Funded by a grant from the County of Kauai

(open to all passengers in transit)

?Info: giac05@icloud.com

Kauai Community Players 2022 Season Tickets on Sale Now

April 1 – 17: “The Roommate” by Jen Silverman; directed by Faith Harding

May 13 – 19: “Company” book by George Furth/Music & Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim; directed by Dennis McGraw

Tickets & Info: www.kauaicommunityplayers.org

First Saturday of each month; 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Lawai International Center Community Caring Day

Nurture grounds & plant orchids; no tools necessary;

lunch will be provided.

Reservations: (808) 639-5952; www.lawaicenter.org;

paradisekauai@yahoo.com

Visit the 88 Shrines

2nd & 4th Sunday of every month

Tours at 10:00 am, 12:00 noon, 2:00 pm

Lawai International Center Sanctuary

Donations are appreciated with gratitude

Reservations: (808) 639-5952; www.lawaicenter.org

paradisekauai@yahoo.com

The second Wednesday of every month free public forums are held on an aspect of the Climate Crisis organized by Kauai Climate Action Coalition, Surfrider Kauai and Zero Waste Kauai on www.Facebook.com/zerowastekauai or watch there live, as well as find archived past forums. To get more information or to sign up for monthly news on events email kauaiclimate@gmail.com

Info: Laurel B (808) 635-7941

Kauai Community College Office of Continuing Education Online Classes offered

Kauai Community College Free Classes

Are you a Kauai resident? Have you been affected by the pandemic? Lost your job? Decrease in work hours? Take a class to increase your employability

Info: https://ocet.kauai.hawaii.edu/

Call (808) 245-8313 to register: Email: ocet@hawaii.edu

Register: ocet.kauai.hawaii.edu; or call KCC-OCET (808) 245-8318

Kumu’s Cupboard is Open (former Payless Shoes location)

The Free School Supply Store for Kauai Educators

Regular Store Hours:

Tuesdays: 3:00 – 6:30 pm

Fridays: 3:00 – 6:30 pm

Saturdays: 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Sundays: 1:00 – 4:00 pm

Covid-19 Safety Rules in effect

Info: kumuscupboard1@gmail.com

www.kumuscupboard.org

Farmers Markets Weekly Schedule:

Weekly Sunshine Markets: Fresh ingredients, holiday foods & gifts, taro products, tropical plants and flowers, coffee, holiday pies & baked goods,

goat cheese, health & beauty items from goat’s milk and more.

Sunday Hanalei Market – 12:00 – 2:30 pm

Monday Pau Hana Market at Kukui Grove – Mondays, 3:00 – 5:30 pm

Kealia Farm Market – Monday 3 – 6 pm

Coconut Marketplace – Tuesday 9 am – 1 pm

Waipa Farmers Market – Tuesday 3:00 pm – dusk

Kapaa Sunshine Market – Wednesday, 3 – 4:30 pm

The Farmers Market, Shops@Kukuiula – Wednesday 3:30 – 5:30 pm

Hanapepe Sunshine Market – Thursday 3 – 4 pm

Coconut Marketplace – Thursday 9 am – 1 pm

Kealia Farm Market – Friday 3 – 6 pm

Puhi Park Produce – Saturday 10 am – sold out

Anaina Hou Community Park – Saturday 9 am – 12 pm (Kupuna 9 – 9:30 am)

Hale Halawai Farmers Market – Saturday 9:30 am – 12:00 noon

The Kauai Community Market at KCC closed due to COVID-19 and campus closure to the public

Murals on view in Lihue:

NirMANAfest, Kauai’s mural festival will premier mural painting by 15 mural artists on five walls at the end of Umi Street off Rice Street. These 15 artists were selected out of a broad range of applicants by a panel of experts including Carol Bennett, Elsa Alvarez, Carol Yotsuda, Vanessa Owens and Addison Bulosan. There is a youth mentoring component as part of this Rice Street Project. Public viewing of muralists at work will be available.

Locations: former Big Save Market façade facing north to the shoppers parking lot; former Lihue Café Restaurant and adjoining apartment complex at makai end of Umi Street.

Please check out the NirMANAfest website and promote it in conversations you have about Rice Street Creative Community development:

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Announces

Re-instatement of Public Visitation to K?lauea Point National Wildlife Refuge

Beginning July 9, 2020, K?lauea Point NWR will re-instate public visitation under a revised schedule of Thursday through Saturday except for Federal holidays. The refuge has implemented a timed entry reservation system in order to meet the CDC, state and local guidance related to COVID-19 and to better manage high visitation demand and limited parking availability. Reservations are required for all visitors age 16 and older in order to visit the Refuge and can be booked online through Recreation.gov at the following link: https://www.recreation.gov/ticket/facility/300018. The $10 entry fee along with a $1 reservation booking fee will be charged for individuals 16 and older. Kama??ina as well as America The Beautiful Passes will be continue to be honored; however, passholders must also make online reservations through Recreation.gov and pay the $1 online booking fee in advance of their visit to the Refuge.

NTBG (National Tropical Botanical Garden) will open its Kauai gardens:

Limahuli Garden, north shore

McBryde Garden and Allerton Garden

All tours require a reservation

Garden admission fees have been modified to accommodate every member of the community;

Reservation: www.ntbg.org; or call (808) 742-2623 for McBryde & Allerton; (808) 826-1053 for Limahuli

Media contact: media@ntbg.org

The Mokan Nokan Show:

Please view my new music video “IF U Believe”

Created always w/ Positive Vibes & Good Intentions! Believe in Your Dreams! Walk Good Always!

New Music Video “SWEET LOVE”

New music video “LIGHT FORCE”

New Music Video “Wherever the truth may take you”

Created to inspire and uplift the human consciousness

New Music Video “Golden Child”

Sent with Love to Inspire & Uplift You in these challenging times

New Movie short/music video “A Beautiful Dream”

New movie short/music video “I Remember”

New music video “Hold Onto Love”

New Episode: “It’s Not Easy Being Me”

Broadcasting 5 times a week on OC16 Channel 12

Kauai Profile and Interesting Things Happening on Kauai

View Episodes — http://mokannokan.com/the-program/

Info: Mel Bell-Grey, (808) 431-4711

www.eyeswideopenproductions.com

www.mokannokan.com

Second Saturday of each month, 8:30 pm until lunch

Friends of the Path Clean Up

Ke Ala Hele Makalae, the path that goes by the coast

Potluck lunch at 11:00 am

Meet at the rest pavilion makai of the Kapaa Neighborhood Center

Info: Brett, (808) 639-4561

Every third Wednesday, 3:30 pm

Dolphin Touch Wellness Center

Reiki Circle — Energy Therapy

Free and open to all; no experience necessary

Info: Jeanne Russell (808) 822-4414; info@dolphintouch.org

www.dolphintouch.org

CULTURE CULTURE CULTURE CULTURE

Wednesdays, 5:00 – 6:00 pm (ON HOLD DURING PANDEMIC)

Hula ‘Auana Class

Instructor: Sherri “Puni” Patrick

New session begins every quarter

At the Kaua’i Museum

No charge

Info: Kauai Museum, (808) 245-6931

Thursdays, 5:00 – 7:00 pm

Hula for Kupuna – by invitation only

Instructor: Sherri “Puni” Patrick

Waimea Neighborhood Center Courtroom

New sessions begin every quarter

No charge

Info: Sherri “Puni” Patrick (808) 651-5744

Halau Hula O Leilani Registration for Hula and Tahitian Classes

Call (or text) kumu Leilani Rivera Low at 808-651-0682 to register now through December for hula classes and Tahitian classes in Kapaa and Koloa.

Mondays – hula classes at Ka Ui o ka Aina center in Coconut Marketplace, Kapaa. Kaikamahine ages 5-12 at 5:00 pm. Teens & wahine 6:30– 8:00 pm

Tuesdays – Koloa Neighborhood Center, hula classes for girls ages 4-12 from 3:45 pm

Wednesdays – Tahitian classes for kaikamahine by Ariel Leilani Bond

at 6:00-6:45 pm at Courtyard by Marriott Hotel.

Thursdays – Tahitian Class for teens, Koloa Neighborhood Ctr, 4:30 – 5:30 pm

Saturdays – Tahitian classes for teens & wahine by Ariel Leilani Bond,

11:00 am- 12:00 pm at Hawaiian Cultural Center in Coconut Marketplace.

Info: Leilani Low or text (808) 651-0682 or email darryl.leilani@hawaiiantel.net.

NO OPEN CLASSES TO THE PUBLIC AT THIS TIME

Ongoing Thursdays, 4:00 – 5:30 pm

Aloha International’s

“Halau Hula Na Lei Kupua O Kaua’i”

Dance, Chant, Language & Legends

Under the direction of Ho’opa’a Fern Merle-Jones & Kumu Susan Pa’iniu Floyd

Under the guidance of Hula Loea Kawaikapuokalani Hewett

At private location (call to inquire)

Info: Call Fern Merle-Jones, (808) 828-1342; bless2u@aloha.net

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

Info: (808) 337-1005

DANCE DANCE DANCE DANCE DANCE

Kauai Dance Theatre?

Winter-Spring Term is January 3 – May 4, 2022

Ballet & Tap Dance Classes for ages 6 – Adult in Kalaheo

For details visit www.KauaiDanceTheatre.com

Join us for our 36th season of “Quality Instruction in the Art of Dance”

Janie Crane, Director, (808) 332-9737, jbcdance@hotmail.com

Kauai Dance Center

Professional dance training ages 3 through advanced.

Beginning Adults welcome.?

Dance classes for all ages and abilities

?Ballet, Hip Hop, Lyrical, Spanish dance & Modern Dance.?

Directors, Jennifer Bell-Grey & Mel Bell-Grey?

Dance season Aug 2018-May 2019 – enrolling now

?Start lessons anytime throughout the year

?Performing opportunities available?

Schedule your free trial class today.?www.kauaidancecenter.com

?Tel: (808) 823-9588 Cell/text (415) 990-5145?

jenballet@gmail.com?

Accredited teacher graduate of the Royal Ballet School London, England. Diploma Royal Academy of Dancing.?

Home Studio located at Eyes Wide Open Productions Nawiliwili/Lihue as well as a satellite studio on the North Shore, Princeville community center.

Aloha Dance Studio — Enrolling now

full schedule online at www.AlohaDanceStudio.com

Professional instruction for ages 3 through adult

Hip Hop, Tap, Jazz, Ballet, Pointe, Modern,

Flamenco, Contemporary and Lyrical jazz

Elite Company Groups

Freaky Fridays at Kukui Grove Center every October

Beginner through Advanced welcome

Info: Tiffany Dodge, (808) 245-1810

MUSIC MUSIC MUSIC MUSIC MUSIC

Kaua’i Songwriters — A Network and Hui for Kaua’i Songwriters

Monthly songwriting circle for songwriters wishing to share and discuss their work.

2022 Dates: Saturdays from 12:00 – 2:00 pm

March 12; April 16; May 14; June 11; July 16; August 3; September 17

Meet on the lanai of the KCC PAC. Songwriters wishing to participate must register as a visitor on the UH Lumisight website where you upload your vaccination or COVID information. Do this a week before your first session:

https://uh.campus.lumisight.com/

Info: terry@terryjlow.com (monthly update of participants)

www.kauaisongwriters.com

Every Evening

Rice Street Business Association hosts

Online music concerts Live video broadcasts from home of musicians; local businesses promoted

Call to make arrangements:

Private `Ukulele Lessons by Kirk Smart

Hanalei Strings and Things, Ching Young Village, Hanalei

Info: Kirk Smart, kirksmart1@yahoo.com; (808) 826,9633

EXERCISE EXERCISE EXERCISE EXERCISE

First Saturday of the Month Open House, 6:00-9:00 pm Open House — Dolphin Touch Wellness Center — Are you in need of some clarity or relief in your life? Come discover some of the wonderful Holistic Health Practitioners of Kauai. There is a wide array of professionals here to serve all of your health needs. Free sessions on the Amethyst Biomat, mini-readings for $20, free wellness consultations, superfood samples. Info: Jeanne Russell (808) 822-4414; info@dolphintouch.org; www.dolphintouch.org

Monday, 1:00 – 2:00 pm — Basic

Thursdays. 1:00 – 2:00 pm — Advanced

Qi Gong Golden 8

Qi Gong Classes – ONGOING via ZOOM

?https://us04web.zoom.us/j/5976649949 and you’ll be with us.

Promotes balancing the body for greater health, increasing vitality,

and radiating more energy

Free for all ages

Info: (808) 635-0306; Peter Sterne

Pu’uwai Fitness Kauai

Fitness Classes in Kalaheo and Poipu

Barre, Yoga, Pilates, TRX, Circuit

Location: Southside sports Center (Poipu) and Private Studio (Kalaheo)

Covid-19 Safety Details are followed

call (808) 332-6320 for directions

Info: Jodee Burris, ACE Certified Group Fitness Instructor, 212-4034,

puuwaifitness@gmail.com

Current schedule & fees online: www.puuwaifitnesskauai.com

8 02, 2022

February 2022 ARTS & CULTURE CALENDAR On KAUAI

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For Upcoming 2019 Arts & Culture Calendar or email  giac05@icloud.com to get listing in advance

Mahalo to all who enjoy and support Art and Culture on Kaua’i
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Open message to E Kanikapila Kakou supporters:
Thank you for all your inquiries by email, phone and in person asking whether Garden Island Arts Council will be staging EKK 2022 this year.  Happy to report that Hawaii Tourism Authority has granted GIAC “Community Enrichment Program” support, so we are working with Kaua’i Visitors Bureau to make it happen. Realistically, we need to keep our eye on the pandemic barometer which is erratic and unpredictable. We want to present EKK so it is SAFE and enjoyable for all participants. Keep the faith! Keep in tune! Music will survive!

Saturday, January 29, 7:00 pm
CONCERT:  World Class Jazz on Kauai
DeShannon Higa & Quadpod (A neo-bop quartet)
Jazz to Latin/Salsa to Modern Electronica & Hip Hop
Sheraton Kapaa New Luau Pavilion
Proof of Vaccination required for entry
Tickets:  Kauai-Concert.org
Info:  (808) 652-5210

Kauai Community Players announce the 2022 Season
Tickets on Sale Now
February 18 – March 6: “Mama Won’t Fly” by Jessie Hones, Nicholas Hope, Jamie Wooten; directed by Jo Grande
April 1 – 17:  “The Roommate” by Jen Silverman; directed by Faith Harding
May 13 – 19:  “Company” book by George Furth/Music & Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim; directed by Dennis McGraw
Tickets & Info: www.kauaicommunityplayers.org

FEBRUARY 2022 ARTS & CULTURE
February 3, 6:00 – 8:00 pm
February 5, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Audition Notice for “The Roommate”
A dark comedy about what it takes to re-route your life and what happens when the wheels come off.
Rated R: Adult themes of sex, drugs, alcohol, smoking, crimes & voodoo
Directed by Faith Harding
Performances beginning April 1, 2022
Puhi Theatrical Warehouse
Auditioners will be asked to cold-read scenes relating to the character they are auditioning for.
Info:  Director Faith Harding: tophatandscarf@yahoo.com
(808) 651-1927

Feb 11 – 23, 2022, 10:00 am – 6:00 pm daily, Fridays till 8:00 pm
Kaua’i Quilt Show 2022
Over 70 locally made Quilt on Display; many for sale with 100% of proceeds going to Kauai Non-profit Org of buyer’s Choice
Meet the Quilters Reception, Fri., Feb 11, 5:00 – 8:00 pm
Kaua’i Society of Artists Gallery, Kukui Grove Center, Lihue
Info:  Lea Ingram, (808) 652-2262; leaingram.artist@gmail.com

The second Wednesday of every month:
Wednesday, February 16
The next Climate Action Forum will be a Q & A with the candidates for KIUC Board of Directors.  The board is our voice for moving toward 100% sustainable, self reliant, clean energy future.  Three incumbents Peter Yukimura, Jan TenBruggencate and Calvin Murashige are running for reelection and climate activist Steve Parsons will be challenging the incumbents for a spot.
Register for the zoom forum at https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0qcO6hrDkuGtwgUnOOAjwO4cBgZ47hUgzD .  Can also watch live on ZeroWasteKauai FaceBook page.  Ballots go out to rate payers in late February and are due March 19.  For more information email kauaiclimate@gmail.com

February 18 – March 6
Thurs, Fri, Sat – 7:00 pm/Sundays – 4:00 pm
“Mama Won’t Fly”
By Jessie Jone, Nicholas Hope, Jamie Hooten
Directed by Jo Grande
Puhi Theatrical Warehouse, 4411 Kikowaena St, Lihue
Only 40 seats available for each performance/Masks must be worn

Kaua’i Songwriters
A Network and Hui for Kaua’i Songwriters
Monthly songwriting circle for songwriters wishing to share and discuss their work.
2022 Dates – Saturdays, 12:00 – 2:00 pm:
February 12/ March 12/ April 16/ May 14/ June 11/ July 16/
August 13/ September 17
Meet on the lanai of the KCC PAC. Songwriters wishing to participate must register as a visitor on the UH Lumisight website where you upload your vaccination or COVID information. Do this a week before your first session:
https://uh.campus.lumisight.com/  
Info:  terry@terryjlow.com    (monthly update of participants)
www.kauaisongwriters.com

Kathy Kovala Watercolor Classes
Live Classes on the Lanai
Wednesday mornings, 9:30 – 12:30; $40
Saturday ZOOM classes – 9:00 am – 12:00 noon (Hawaii time); $35
Info:  Kathy Kovala, kathykovalawatercolor@gmail.com

MARCH ARTS & CULTURE EVENTS

March 31 – April 2, 2022, 11:30 – 6:00 pm
KAUAI STEEL GUITAR FESTIVAL
Event Address:  Sheraton Kaua‘i Coconut Beach Resort, 650 Aleka Loop, Kapaa, HI 96746
phone:  (808) 822-3455
FREE TO THE PUBLIC
The 6th Annual Kaua‘i Steel Guitar Festival will be held on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, March 31 – April 2, 2022, at the Sheraton Kaua‘i Coconut Beach Resort. This festival will be presented in the days preceding the annual Aloha Music Camp as an extension of the Hawaiian Steel Guitar experience that is offered at the camp. In addition to steel guitar performances by Hawai‘i steel guitar masters, the festival will include workshops, kanikapila jam sessions for play-along or listening enjoyment, and Open Stage sessions where amateur Hawaiian Steel Guitarists can present their own programs to festival guests.
A “K?k? Pila” kanikapila jam session to kick off the festival will be held on Thursday evening, March 31, 2022, at a location to be announced. Festival musicians, NextGen steel guitarists and members of the Ke Kula Mele Hawai‘i ensemble will be joined by guest performers for a fun evening.
The festival will be presented free to the public by Hawaii Institute for Music Enrichment and Learning Experiences (HIMELE) in association with the Ke Kula Mele Hawai‘i School of Hawaiian Music. The festival website should be checked for updated festival information.
Festival Website: https://www.kauaisteelguitarfestival.com
Info: contact Alan Akaka at alan@himele.org

MAY ARTS & CULTURE EVENTS

Kauai Community Players announces
Stephen Sondheim’s masterpiece COMPANY!
Directed by Dennis McGraw
Performances are May 13-29, 2022
Thursdays, Fridays and Saturday at 7:00 pm/Sundays at 4:00 pm.
Info:  Director Dennis McGraw – (808) 651-2417; mcgrawd002@hawaii.rr.com

ONGOING and Multi-Day EVENTS

ART ART ART ART ART ART ART ART

HSFCA CALL FOR ENTRY ON CAFE
Hawaii State Foundation on Culture & The Arts
asking interested artists to submit qualifications
for various commissioned works in upcoming
HSFCA public art projects.  Register with
Cafe www.callforentry.org/index.php
website developed by Western States Arts Federation (WESTAF) to
facilitate calls for artists & artworks.  Registration is free, secure and
offers access to visual arts opportunities nationwide.
Go to  www.callforentry.org/index.php for information,
answers to FAQs, tech tips, image prep and Questions forum.

Penny Nichols is teaching new adult classes called “Painting Flowers with Watercolor” in January and February at her Green Orchid Studio at Harbor Mall in Lihue.
Have fun in a playful, experimental environment. Classes are designed for adults and teens and will have a maximum of four students per group. Each class will meet for two hours once-a-week for six weeks. No experience is necessary and all materials will be provided. County Covid guidelines will be followed.
Here is the schedule for the three separate classes:
Tuesday Morning Group: every Tuesday 9:30-11:30 am
January 18 through February 22.
Tuesday Afternoon Group: every Tuesday 1:00-3:00 pm
January 18 through February 22.
Saturday Afternoon Group: every Saturday 1:00-3:00 pm
January 22 through February 26.
The cost is $350.
You can enroll online at www.pennynicholsart.com.
Or contact Penny at pennynicholslihue@gmail.com.

Kathy Kovala Watercolor Classes
Live Classes on the Lanai
Wednesday mornings, 9:30 – 12:30; $40
Saturday ZOOM classes – 9:00 am – 12:00 noon (Hawaii time); $35
Info:  Kathy Kovala, kathykovalawatercolor@gmail.com

Plein air pastel lessons w/ Helen Turner
One-on-one or two max in the field; beginners or advanced
All materials provided
Plein air oil painting lessons w/ Helen Turner
One-on-one in the field; beginners or advanced
All materials provided
Waimea Studio, 10:30 am-2:30 pm weekdays,
9665 Kaumuali’i Hwy; across Shrimp Station
Info:  (808) 346-9357; www.helenturner.com

COMMUNITY COMMUNITY COMMUNITY

AIRPORT WINDOW DISPLAYS
HAL side: “Kaua’i National Wildlife Refuge Complex”
United side: “A Glimpse into the World of Kaua’i Art and Artists”
Brought to you by Garden Island Arts Council
Funded by a grant from the County of Kauai
(open to all passengers in transit)

Info:  giac05@icloud.com

First Saturday of each month; 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Lawai International Center Community Caring Day
Nurture grounds & plant orchids; no tools necessary;
lunch will be provided.
Reservations:  (808) 639-5952; www.lawaicenter.org;
paradisekauai@yahoo.com

Visit the 88 Shrines
2nd & 4th Sunday of every month
Tours at 10:00 am, 12:00 noon, 2:00 pm
Lawai International Center Sanctuary
Donations are appreciated with gratitude
Reservations:  (808) 639-5952; www.lawaicenter.org
paradisekauai@yahoo.com

The second Wednesday of every month free public forums are held on an aspect of the Climate Crisis organized by Kauai Climate Action Coalition, Surfrider Kauai and Zero Waste Kauai on www.Facebook.com/zerowastekauai or watch there live, as well as find archived past forums.  To get more information or to sign up for monthly news on events email kauaiclimate@gmail.com
Info:  Laurel B  (808) 635-7941

Kauai Community College Office of Continuing Education Online Classes offered
Kauai Community College Free Classes
Are you a Kauai resident?  Have you been affected by the pandemic? Lost your job?  Decrease in work hours?  Take a class to increase your employability
Info:  https://ocet.kauai.hawaii.edu/
Call (808) 245-8313 to register

Email:  ocet@hawaii.edu
Register:  ocet.kauai.hawaii.edu; or call KCC-OCET (808) 245-8318

Kumu’s Cupboard is Open (former Payless Shoes location)
The Free School Supply Store for Kauai Educators
Regular Store Hours:
Tuesdays:  3:00 – 6:30 pm
Fridays:  3:00 – 6:30 pm
Saturdays:  10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Sundays:  1:00 – 4:00 pm
Covid-19 Safety Rules in effect
Info:  kumuscupboard1@gmail.com
www.kumuscupboard.org

Farmers Markets Weekly Schedule:
Weekly Sunshine Markets: Fresh ingredients, holiday foods & gifts, taro products, tropical plants and flowers, coffee, holiday pies & baked goods,
goat cheese, health & beauty items from goat’s milk and more.
Sunday Hanalei Market – 12:00 – 2:30 pm
Monday Pau Hana Market at Kukui Grove – Mondays, 3:00 – 5:30 pm
Kealia Farm Market – Monday 3 – 6 pm
Coconut Marketplace – Tuesday 9 am – 1 pm
Waipa Farmers Market – Tuesday 3:00 pm – dusk
Kapaa Sunshine Market – Wednesday, 3 – 4:30 pm
The Farmers Market, Shops@Kukuiula – Wednesday 3:30 – 5:30 pm
Hanapepe Sunshine Market – Thursday 3 – 4 pm
Coconut Marketplace – Thursday 9 am – 1 pm
Kealia Farm Market – Friday 3 – 6 pm
Puhi Park Produce – Saturday 10 am – sold out
Anaina Hou Community Park – Saturday 9 am – 12 pm (Kupuna 9 – 9:30 am)
Hale Halawai Farmers Market – Sundays 12:00 – 12:30 pm
The Kauai Community Market at KCC closed due to COVID-19 and campus closure to the public

Murals on view in Lihue:
NirMANAfest, Kauai’s mural festival will premier mural painting by 15 mural artists on five walls at the end of Umi Street off Rice Street. These 15 artists were selected out of a broad range of applicants by a panel of experts including Carol Bennett, Elsa Alvarez, Carol Yotsuda, Vanessa Owens and Addison Bulosan. There is a youth mentoring component as part of this Rice Street Project. Public viewing of muralists at work will be available.
Locations:  former Big Save Market façade facing north to the shoppers parking lot; former Lihue Café Restaurant and adjoining apartment complex at makai end of Umi Street.
Please check out the NirMANAfest website and promote it in conversations you have about Rice Street Creative Community development:
https://www.facebook.com/nirmanafest/videos/334259341199894

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Announces
Re-instatement of Public Visitation to K?lauea Point National Wildlife Refuge

Beginning July 9, 2020, K?lauea Point NWR will re-instate public visitation under a revised schedule of Thursday through Saturday except for Federal holidays. The refuge has implemented a timed entry reservation system in order to meet the CDC, state and local guidance related to COVID-19 and to better manage high visitation demand and limited parking availability. Reservations are required for all visitors age 16 and older in order to visit the Refuge and can be booked online through Recreation.gov at the following link: https://www.recreation.gov/ticket/facility/300018. The $10 entry fee along with a $1 reservation booking fee will be charged for individuals 16 and older. Kama??ina as well as America The Beautiful Passes will be continue to be honored; however, passholders must also make online reservations through Recreation.gov and pay the $1 online booking fee in advance of their visit to the Refuge.

NTBG (National Tropical Botanical Garden) will open its Kauai gardens:
Limahuli Garden, north shore
McBryde Garden and Allerton Garden
All tours require a reservation
Garden admission fees have been modified to accommodate every member of the community;
Reservation:  www.ntbg.org; or call (808) 742-2623 for McBryde & Allerton; (808) 826-1053 for Limahuli
Media contact:  media@ntbg.org

The Mokan Nokan Show:
Please view my new music video “IF U Believe”
Created always w/ Positive Vibes & Good Intentions! Believe in Your Dreams! Walk Good Always!
https://youtu.be/25-PUfxjb8
New Music Video “SWEET LOVE”
https://youtu.be/6KCLpnT7MaM
New music video “LIGHT FORCE”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8LzlzQbPC6M
New Music Video “Wherever the truth may take you”
Created to inspire and uplift the human consciousness
https://youtu.be/TIsn6BLLGil
New Music Video “Golden Child”
Sent with Love to Inspire & Uplift You in these challenging times
https://www.youtube.com/embed/56mDLegNPeM
New Movie short/music video “A Beautiful Dream”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LrI8XkEilVc
New movie short/music video “I Remember”
https://youtu.be/-sA-KCdsokY
New music video “Hold Onto Love”
https://youtu.be/Ss2mMFnKlfw

New Episode:  “It’s Not Easy Being Me”
Broadcasting 5 times a week on OC16 Channel 12
Kauai Profile and Interesting Things Happening on Kauai
View Episodes — http://mokannokan.com/the-program/
Info:  Mel Bell-Grey, (808) 431-4711
www.eyeswideopenproductions.com
www.mokannokan.com

Second Saturday of each month, 8:30 pm until lunch
Friends of the Path Clean Up
Ke Ala Hele Makalae, the path that goes by the coast
Potluck lunch at 11:00 am
Meet at the rest pavilion makai of the Kapaa Neighborhood Center
Info:  Brett, (808) 639-4561

Every third Wednesday, 3:30 pm
Dolphin Touch Wellness Center
Reiki Circle — Energy Therapy
Free and open to all; no experience necessary
Info: Jeanne Russell (808) 822-4414; info@dolphintouch.org
www.dolphintouch.org

CULTURE CULTURE CULTURE CULTURE

Wednesdays, 5:00 – 6:00 pm (ON HOLD DURING PANDEMIC)
Hula ‘Auana Class
Instructor:  Sherri “Puni” Patrick
New session begins every quarter
At the Kaua’i Musuem
No charge
Info:  Kauai Museum, (808) 245-6931

Thursdays, 7:00 – 8:30 pm (ON HOLD DURING PANDEMIC)
Hula for Kupuna – by invitation only
Instructor:  Sherri “Puni” Patrick
Waimea Neighborhood Center Courtroom
New sessions begins every quarter
No charge
Info: Sherri “Puni” Patrick (808) 651-5744

Halau Hula O Leilani Registration for Hula and Tahitian Classes
Call (or text) kumu Leilani Rivera Low at 808-651-0682 to register now through December for hula classes and Tahitian classes in Kapaa and Koloa.
Mondays – hula classes at Ka Ui o ka Aina center in Coconut Marketplace, Kapaa. Kaikamahine ages 5-12 at 5:00 pm. Teens & wahine 6:30– 8:00 pm
Tuesdays  – Koloa Neighborhood Center, hula classes for girls ages 4-12 from 3:45 pm
Wednesdays – Tahitian classes for kaikamahine by Ariel Leilani Bond
at 6:00-6:45 pm at Courtyard by Marriott Hotel.
Thursdays – Tahitian Class for teens, Koloa Neighborhood Ctr, 4:30 – 5:30 pm
Saturdays – Tahitian classes for teens & wahine by Ariel Leilani Bond,
11:00 am- 12:00 pm at Hawaiian Cultural Center in Coconut Marketplace.
Info: Leilani Low or text (808) 651-0682 or email darryl.leilani@hawaiiantel.net.

NO OPEN CLASSES TO THE PUBLIC AT THIS TIME
Ongoing Thursdays, 4:00 – 5:30 pm
Aloha International’s
“Halau Hula Na Lei Kupua O Kaua’i”
Dance, Chant, Language & Legends
Under the direction of Ho’opa’a Fern Merle-Jones & Kumu Susan Pa’iniu Floyd
Under the guidance of Hula Loea Kawaikapuokalani Hewett
At private location (call to inquire)
Info:  Call Fern Merle-Jones, (808) 828-1342; bless2u@aloha.net

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
Info: (808) 337-1005

DANCE DANCE DANCE DANCE DANCE

Kauai Dance Theatre
Winter-Spring Term is January 3 – May 4, 2022
Ballet & Tap Dance Classes for ages 6 – Adult in Kalaheo
For details visit www.KauaiDanceTheatre.com
Join us for our 36th season of “Quality Instruction in the Art of Dance”
Janie Crane, Director, (808) 332-9737, jbcdance@hotmail.com

Kauai Dance Center
Professional dance training ages 3 through advanced.
Beginning Adults welcome.

Dance classes for all ages and abilities

Ballet, Hip Hop, Lyrical, Spanish dance & Modern Dance.

Directors, Jennifer Bell-Grey & Mel Bell-Grey

Dance season Aug 2018-May 2019 – enrolling now

Start lessons anytime throughout the year

Performing opportunities available

Schedule your free trial class today.

www.kauaidancecenter.com

Tel: (808) 823-9588 Cell/text (415) 990-5145

?jenballet@gmail.com

Accredited teacher graduate of the Royal Ballet School London, England. Diploma Royal Academy of Dancing.?Home Studio located at Eyes Wide Open Productions Nawiliwili/Lihue as well as a satellite studio on the North Shore, Princeville community center.

Aloha Dance Studio — Enrolling now
full schedule online at  www.AlohaDanceStudio.com
Professional instruction for ages 3 through adult
Hip Hop, Tap, Jazz, Ballet, Pointe, Modern,
Flamenco, Contemporary and Lyrical jazz
Elite Company Groups
Freaky Fridays at Kukui Grove Center every October
Beginner through Advanced welcome
Info:  Tiffany Dodge, (808) 245-1810

MUSIC MUSIC MUSIC MUSIC MUSIC

Kaua’i Songwriters — A Network and Hui for Kaua’i Songwriters
Monthly songwriting circle for songwriters wishing to share and discuss their work.
2022 Dates: Saturdays from 12:00 – 2:00 pm
January 15; February 12; March 12; April 16; May 14; June 11;  July 16;
August 3; September 17
Meet on the lanai of the KCC PAC. Songwriters wishing to participate must register as a visitor on the UH Lumisight website where you upload your vaccination or COVID information. Do this a week before your first session:
https://uh.campus.lumisight.com/    
Info:  terry@terryjlow.com    (monthly update of participants)
www.kauaisongwriters.com

Every Evening
Rice Street Business Association hosts
Online music concerts Live video broadcasts from home of musicians; local businesses promoted
https://www.facebook.com/ricestreetbusinessassociation/posts/270974147614111

Call to make arrangements:
Private `Ukulele Lessons by Kirk Smart
Hanalei Strings and Things, Ching Young Village, Hanalei
Info:  Kirk Smart, kirksmart1@yahoo.com; (808) 826,9633

EXERCISE EXERCISE EXERCISE EXERCISE

First Saturday of the Month Open House, 6:00-9:00 pm                                 Open House — Dolphin Touch Wellness Center — Are you in need of some clarity or relief in your life? Come discover some of the wonderful Holistic Health Practitioners of Kauai. There is a wide array of professionals here to serve all of your health needs.  Free sessions on the Amethyst Biomat, mini-readings for $20, free wellness consultations, superfood samples.  Info: Jeanne Russell (808) 822-4414; info@dolphintouch.org     www.dolphintouch.org
Monday, 1:00 – 2:00 pm — Basic

Thursdays. 1:00 – 2:00 pm — Advanced
Qi Gong Golden 8
Qi Gong Classes – ONGOING via ZOOM

?https://us04web.zoom.us/j/5976649949 and you’ll be with us.
Promotes balancing the body for greater health, increasing vitality,
and radiating more energy
Free for all ages
Info:  (808) 635-0306; Peter Sterne

Pu’uwai Fitness Kauai
Fitness Classes in Kalaheo and Poipu
Barre, Yoga, Pilates, TRX, Circuit
Location:  Southside sports Center (Poipu) and Private Studio (Kalaheo)
Covid-19 Safety Details are followed
call (808) 332-6320 for directions
Info:  Jodee Burris, ACE Certified Group Fitness Instructor, 212-4034,

puuwaifitness@gmail.com
Current schedule & fees online :  www.puuwaifitnesskauai.com

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“The problem with doing nothing is not knowing when you’re finished”
–Nelson DeMille

6 01, 2022

January 2022 ARTS & CULTURE CALENDAR On KAUAI

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For Upcoming 2019 Arts & Culture Calendar or email  giac05@icloud.com to get listing in advance

Mahalo to all who enjoy and support Art and Culture on Kaua’i
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JANUARY 2022 ARTS & CULTURE EVENTS

Tuesday, January 7, 2022, Open daily noon to 6:00 pm
Last Day for Kauai Society of Artists Small Works Show
KSA Art Gallery; Kukui Grove Center
January 8: Art Pick-Up date, 12:00 – 4:00 pm
Kauai Society of Artists Spring Show, March 5 – April 1
Washed Up Show, May 14 – June 10
www.kauaisocietyofartists.org

 

Wednesday, January 12, 6:00 pm

The US Military is the single largest emitter of Greenhouse Gases in the world helping create an unstable and unhealthy world. Join the ongoing free monthly forums the second Wednesday of every month on the many issues surrounding the Climate Crisis and possible solutions. On January 12 at 6pm the presentation is ‘Another Cost of War: the Military’s Impact on the Climate Crisis’, followed by Q & A. To register for the zoom link go to: Zero Waste Kaua’i (ZWK) Facebook page or watch live on the ZWK FB page. Brought to you by Kauai Climate Action Coalition, Zero Waste Kauai, and Surfrider Kauai Chapter.
Info: email kauaiclimate@gmail.com

 

Kauai Community Players announce the 2022 Season
Tickets on Sale Now
January 7 – 23: “All My Sons” by Arthur Miller; directed by Sade Reuarin
February 18 – March 6: “Mama Won’t Fly” by Jessie Hones, Nicholas Hope, Jamie Wooten; directed by Jo Grande
April 1 – 17: “The Roommate” by Jen Silverman; directed by Faith Harding
May 13 – 19: “Company” book by George Furth/Music & Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim; directed by Dennis McGraw
Tickets & Info: www.kauaicommunityplayers.org

 

January 7 – 23
Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays 7:00 pm
Sundays 4:00 pm
Arthur Miller’s All My Sons
Directed by Sade Reuarin
All my sons is an American classic about a family amidst WWII. The father, Joe Keller, owns a factory that manufactures plane parts. During the war, they are contracted by the American government to manufacture for the military. After a bad batch of cylinders is sent out, a number of American pilots lose their lives. As the families of these soldiers are affected, so are the family and their community as they deal with the scandal. The family also has a personal loss – one of their sons never returned from the war. The play is set a couple of years later, after the war has ended, and explores the study of denial, guilt and social responsibility.
Puhi Theatrical Warehouse, 4411 Kikowaena Street, Lihue
Only 40 seats available for each performance, masks must be worn at all times while inside the theater
Info & Tickets: www.KauaiCommunityPlayers.org

 

Audition Dates:
Thursday, January 13, 6:00 – 9:00 pm
Friday, January 14, 2:00 – 5:00 pm
Callbacks, Sunday, January 16, 2:00 – 5:00 pm
Kauai Community Players announces auditions
For Stephen Sondheim’s masterpiece COMPANY!
Directed by Dennis McGraw
Kauai Society of Artists’ Gallery, Kukui Grove Center
(adjacent to Macy’s women’s store)
All auditioners must provide proof of Covid-19 Vaccination prior to auditioning.

Performances are May 13-29, 2022; Thursdays, Fridays and Saturday at 7:00 pm and Sundays at 4:00 pm. There will be two rehearsals a month for the entire cast, as well as additional rehearsals for solos and small ensemble pieces until rehearsals move into the theater in April. The director’s goal is to have a firm grasp on the music prior to rehearsals at the theater.
Info: Director Dennis McGraw – (808) 651-2417; mcgrawd002@hawaii.rr.com

 

Penny Nichols is teaching new adult classes called “Painting Flowers with Watercolor” in January and February at her Green Orchid Studio at Harbor Mall in Lihue.

Have fun in a playful, experimental environment. Classes are designed for adults and teens and will have a maximum of four students per group. Each class will meet for two hours once-a-week for six weeks. No experience is necessary and all materials will be provided. County Covid guidelines will be followed.
Here is the schedule for the three separate classes:
Tuesday Morning Group: every Tuesday 9:30-11:30 am
January 18 through February 22.
Tuesday Afternoon Group: every Tuesday 1:00-3:00 pm
January 18 through February 22.
Saturday Afternoon Group: every Saturday 1:00-3:00 pm
January 22 through February 26.
The cost is $350.
You can enroll online at www.pennynicholsart.com.
Or contact Penny at pennynicholslihue@gmail.com.

Initial Call out for MLK DAY 2022
To get involved in any way email me at sbackinoff24@gmail.com or text/call me at 808-346-2587.

 

MARCH 2022 ARTS & CULTURE EVENTS

March 31 – April 2, 2022, 11:30 – 6:00 pm
KAUAI STEEL GUITAR FESTIVAL
Event Address: Sheraton Kaua‘i Coconut Beach Resort, 650 Aleka Loop, Kapaa, HI 96746
phone: (808) 822-3455
FREE TO THE PUBLIC

The 6th Annual Kaua‘i Steel Guitar Festival will be held on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, March 31 – April 2, 2022, at the Sheraton Kaua‘i Coconut Beach Resort. This festival will be presented in the days preceding the annual Aloha Music Camp as an extension of the Hawaiian Steel Guitar experience that is offered at the camp. In addition to steel guitar performances by Hawai‘i steel guitar masters, the festival will include workshops, kanikapila jam sessions for play-along or listening enjoyment, and Open Stage sessions where amateur Hawaiian Steel Guitarists can present their own programs to festival guests.

A “K?k? Pila” kanikapila jam session to kick off the festival will be held on Thursday evening, March 31, 2022, at a location to be announced. Festival musicians, NextGen steel guitarists and members of the Ke Kula Mele Hawai‘i ensemble will be joined by guest performers for a fun evening.
The festival will be presented free to the public by Hawaii Institute for Music Enrichment and Learning Experiences (HIMELE) in association with the Ke Kula Mele Hawai‘i School of Hawaiian Music. The festival website should be checked for updated festival information.
Festival Website: https://www.kauaisteelguitarfestival.com
Info: contact Alan Akaka at alan@himele.org

 

ONGOING and Multi-Day EVENTS

ART ART ART ART ART ART ART ART

HSFCA CALL FOR ENTRY ON CAFE
Hawaii State Foundation on Culture & The Arts
asking interested artists to submit qualifications
for various commissioned works in upcoming
HSFCA public art projects.  Register with
Cafe www.callforentry.org/index.php
website developed by Western States Arts Federation (WESTAF) to
facilitate calls for artists & artworks.  Registration is free, secure and
offers access to visual arts opportunities nationwide.
Go to  www.callforentry.org/index.php for information,
answers to FAQs, tech tips, image prep and Questions forum.

 

Plein air pastel lessons w/ Helen Turner
One-on-one or two max in the field; beginners or advanced
All materials provided
Plein air oil painting lessons w/ Helen Turner
One-on-one in the field; beginners or advanced
All materials provided
Waimea Studio, 10:30 am-2:30 pm weekdays,
9665 Kaumuali’i Hwy; across Shrimp Station
Info: (808) 346-9357; www.helenturner.com

COMMUNITY COMMUNITY COMMUNITY

AIRPORT WINDOW DISPLAYS
HAL side: “Kaua’i National Wildlife Refuge Complex”
United side: “A Glimpse into the World of Kaua’i Art and Artists”
Brought to you by Garden Island Arts Council
Funded by a grant from the County of Kauai
(open to all passengers in transit)

Info:  giac05@icloud.com

First Saturday of each month; 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Lawai International Center Community Caring Day
Nurture grounds & plant orchids; no tools necessary;
lunch will be provided.
Reservations:  (808) 639-5952; www.lawaicenter.org;
paradisekauai@yahoo.com
Visit the 88 Shrines
2nd & 4th Sunday of every month
Tours at 10:00 am, 12:00 noon, 2:00 pm
Lawai International Center Sanctuary
Donations are appreciated with gratitude
Reservations:  (808) 639-5952; www.lawaicenter.org
paradisekauai@yahoo.com

The second Wednesday of every month free public forums are held on an aspect of the Climate Crisis organized by Kauai Climate Action Coalition, Surfrider Kauai and Zero Waste Kauai on www.Faceboook.com/zerowastekauai or watch there live, as well as find archived past forums.  To get more information or to sign up for monthly news on events email kauaiclimate@gmail.com
Info:  Laurel B  (808) 635-7941

Kauai Community College Office of Continuing Education
Online Classes offered

Kauai Community College Free Classes
Are you a Kauai resident?  Have you been affected by the pandemic? Lost your job?  Decrease in work hours?  Take a class to increase your employability
Info:  https://ocet.kauai.hawaii.edu/
Call (808) 245-8313 to register: Email:  ocet@hawaii.edu
Register:  ocet.kauai.hawaii.edu; or call KCC-OCET (808) 245-8318

Kumu’s Cupboard is Open (former Payless Shoes location)
The Free School Supply Store for Kauai Educators
Regular Store Hours:
Tuesdays:  3:30 – 7:00 pm
Fridays:  3:30 – 7:00 pm
Saturdays:  10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Sundays:  1:00 – 4:00 pm
Covid-19 Safety Rules in effect
Info:  kumuscupboard1@gmail.com
www.kumuscupboard.org

Farmers Markets Weekly Schedule:
Weekly Sunshine Markets: Fresh ingredients, holiday foods & gifts, taro products, tropical plants and flowers, coffee, holiday pies & baked goods,
goat cheese, health & beauty items from goat’s milk and more.
Sunday Hanalei Market – 12:00 – 2:30 pm
Monday Pau Hana Market at Kukui Grove – Mondays, 3:00 – 5:30 pm
Kealia Farm Market – Monday 3 – 6 pm
Coconut Marketplace – Tuesday 9 am – 1 pm
Waipa Farmers Market – Tuesday 3:00 pm – dusk
Kapaa Sunshine Market – Wednesday, 3 – 4:30 pm
The Farmers Market, Shops@Kukuiula – Wednesday 3:30 – 5:30 pm
Hanapepe Sunshine Market – Thursday 3 – 4 pm
Coconut Marketplace – Thursday 9 am – 1 pm
Kealia Farm Market – Friday 3 – 6 pm
Puhi Park Produce – Saturday 10 am – sold out
Anaina Hou Community Park – Saturday 9 am – 12 pm (Kupuna 9 – 9:30 am)
Hale Halawai Farmers Market – Sundays 12:00 – 12:30 pm
The Kauai Community Market at KCC closed due to COVID-19 and campus closure to the public

Murals on view in Lihue:
NirMANAfest, Kauai’s mural festival will premier mural painting by 15 mural artists on five walls at the end of Umi Street off Rice Street. These 15 artists were selected out of a broad range of applicants by a panel of experts including Carol Bennett, Elsa Alvarez, Carol Yotsuda, Vanessa Owens and Addison Bulosan. There is a youth mentoring component as part of this Rice Street Project. Public viewing of muralists at work will be available.
Locations:  former Big Save Market façade facing north to the shoppers parking lot; former Lihue Café Restaurant and adjoining apartment complex at makai end of Umi Street.
Please check out the NirMANAfest website and promote it in conversations you have about Rice Street Creative Community development:
https://www.facebook.com/nirmanafest/videos/334259341199894

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Announces
Re-instatement of Public Visitation to K?lauea Point National Wildlife Refuge

Beginning July 9, 2020, K?lauea Point NWR will re-instate public visitation under a revised schedule of Thursday through Saturday except for Federal holidays. The refuge has implemented a timed entry reservation system in order to meet the CDC, state and local guidance related to COVID-19 and to better manage high visitation demand and limited parking availability. Reservations are required for all visitors age 16 and older in order to visit the Refuge and can be booked online through Recreation.gov

at the following link: https://www.recreation.gov/ticket/facility/300018. The $10 entry fee along with a $1 reservation booking fee will be charged for individuals 16 and older. Kama??ina as well as America The Beautiful Passes will be continue to be honored; however, passholders must also make online reservations through Recreation.gov and pay the $1 online booking fee in advance of their visit to the Refuge.

NTBG (National Tropical Botanical Garden) will open its Kauai gardens:
Limahuli Garden, north shore
McBryde Garden and Allerton Garden
All tours require a reservation
Garden admission fees have been modified to accommodate every member of the community;
Reservation:  www.ntbg.org; or call (808) 742-2623 for McBryde & Allerton; (808) 826-1053 for Limahuli
Media contact:  media@ntbg.org

The Mokan Nokan Show:
Please view my new music video “IF U Believe”
Created always w/ Positive Vibes & Good Intentions! Believe in Your Dreams! Walk Good Always!
https://youtu.be/25-PUfxjb8
New Music Video “SWEET LOVE”
https://youtu.be/6KCLpnT7MaM
New music video “LIGHT FORCE”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8LzlzQbPC6M
Latest Music Video “Wherever the truth may take you”
Created to inspire and uplift the human consciousness
https://youtu.be/TIsn6BLLGil

Broadcasting 5 times a week on OC16 Channel 12
Kauai Profile and Interesting Things Happening on Kauai
View Episodes — http://mokannokan.com/the-program/
Info:  Mel Bell-Grey, (808) 431-4711
www.eyeswideopenproductions.com
www.mokannokan.com

Second Saturday of each month, 8:30 pm until lunch
Friends of the Path Clean Up
Ke Ala Hele Makalae, the path that goes by the coast
Potluck lunch at 11:00 am
Meet at the rest pavilion makai of the Kapaa Neighborhood Center
Info:  Brett, (808) 639-4561

Every third Wednesday, 3:30 pm
Dolphin Touch Wellness Center
Reiki Circle — Energy Therapy
Free and open to all; no experience necessary
Info: Jeanne Russell (808) 822-4414; info@dolphintouch.org
www.dolphintouch.org

CULTURE CULTURE CULTURE CULTURE

Wednesdays, 5:00 – 6:00 pm (ON HOLD DURING PANDEMIC)
Hula ‘Auana Class
Instructor:  Sherri “Puni” Patrick
New session begins every quarter
At the Kauai Musuem
No charge
Info:  Kauai Museum, (808) 245-6931

Thursdays, 7:00 – 8:30 pm (ON HOLD DURING PANDEMIC)
Hula for Kupuna – by invitation only
Instructor:  Sherri “Puni” Patrick
Waimea Neighborhood Center Courtroom
New sessions begins every quarter
No charge
Info: Sherri “Puni” Patrick (808) 651-5744

Halau Hula O Leilani Registration for Hula and Tahitian Classes
Call (or text) kumu Leilani Rivera Low at 808-651-0682 to register now through December for hula classes and Tahitian classes in Kapaa and Koloa.
Mondays – hula classes at Ka Ui o ka Aina center in Coconut Marketplace, Kapaa. Kaikamahine ages 5-12 at 5:00 pm. Teens & wahine 6:30– 8:00 pm
Tuesdays  – Koloa Neighborhood Center, hula classes for girls ages 4-12 from 3:45 pm
Wednesdays – Tahitian classes for kaikamahine by Ariel Leilani Bond
at 6:00-6:45 pm at Courtyard by Marriott Hotel.
Thursdays – Tahitian Class for teens, Koloa Neighborhood Ctr, 4:30 – 5:30 pm
Saturdays – Tahitian classes for teens & wahine by Ariel Leilani Bond,
11:00 am- 12:00 pm at Hawaiian Cultural Center in Coconut Marketplace.
Info: Leilani Low or text (808) 651-0682 or email darryl.leilani@hawaiiantel.ne

 

NO OPEN CLASSES TO THE PUBLIC AT THIS TIME
Ongoing Thursdays, 4:00 – 5:30 pm
Aloha International’s
“Halau Hula Na Lei Kupua O Kaua’i”
Dance, Chant, Language & Legends
Under the direction of Ho’opa’a Fern Merle-Jones & Kumu Susan Pa’iniu Floyd
Under the guidance of Hula Loea Kawaikapuokalani Hewett
At private location (call to inquire)
Info:  Call Fern Merle-Jones, (808) 828-1342; bless2u@aloha.net

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
Info: (808) 337-1005

DANCE DANCE DANCE DANCE DANCE

Kauai Dance Theatre
Winter-Spring Term is January 3 – May 4, 2022
Ballet & Tap Dance Classes for ages 5 – Adult in Kalaheo
For details visit www.KauaiDanceTheatre.com
Join us for our 36th season of “Quality Instruction in the Art of Dance”
Janie Crane, Director, (808) 332-9737, jbcdance@hotmail.com

Kauai Dance Center
Professional dance training ages 3 through advanced.
Beginning Adults welcome.

Dance classes for all ages and abilities

Ballet, Hip Hop, Lyrical, Spanish dance & Modern Dance.

Directors, Jennifer Bell-Grey & Mel Bell-Grey

Dance season Aug 2018-May 2019 – enrolling now

Start lessons anytime throughout the year

Performing opportunities available

Schedule your free trial class today.

www.kauaidancecenter.com

Tel: (808) 823-9588 Cell/text (415) 990-5145

?jenballet@gmail.com

Accredited teacher graduate of the Royal Ballet School London, England. Diploma Royal Academy of Dancing.

Home Studio located at Eyes Wide Open Productions Nawiliwili/Lihue as well as a satellite studio on the North Shore, Princeville community center.

Aloha Dance Studio — Enrolling now
full schedule online at www.AlohaDanceStudio.com
Professional instruction for ages 3 through adult
Hip Hop, Tap, Jazz, Ballet, Pointe, Modern, Flamenco, Contemporary and Lyrical jazz
Elite Company Groups
Freaky Fridays at Kukui Grove Center every October
Beginner through Advanced welcome
Info:  Tiffany Dodge, (808) 245-1810

MUSIC MUSIC MUSIC MUSIC MUSIC

Every Evening
Rice Street Business Association hosts
Online music concerts – Live video broadcasts from home of musicians; local businesses promoted
https://www.facebook.com/ricestreetbusinessassociation/posts/270974147614111

Call to make arrangements:
Private `Ukulele Lessons by Kirk Smart
Hanalei Strings and Things, Ching Young Village, Hanalei
Info:  Kirk Smart, kirksmart1@yahoo.com; (808) 826,9633

EXERCISE EXERCISE EXERCISE EXERCISE

First Saturday of the Month Open House, 6:00-9:00 pm                                 Open House — Dolphin Touch Wellness Center — Are you in need of some clarity or relief in your life? Come discover some of the wonderful Holistic Health Practitioners of Kauai. There is a wide array of professionals here to serve all of your health needs.  Free sessions on the Amethyst Biomat, mini-readings for $20, free wellness consultations, superfood samples.  Info: Jeanne Russell (808) 822-4414; info@dolphintouch.org     www.dolphintouch.org
Monday, 1:00 – 2:00 pm — Basic
Thursdays. 1:00 – 2:00 pm — Advanced
Qi Gong Golden 8
Qi Gong Classes – ONGOING via ZOOM

?https://us04web.zoom.us/j/5976649949 and you’ll be with us.
Promotes balancing the body for greater health, increasing vitality,
and radiating more energy
Free for all ages
Info:  (808) 635-0306; Peter Sterne

Pu’uwai Fitness Kauai
Fitness Classes in Kalaheo and Poipu
Barre, Yoga, Pilates, TRX, Circuit
Location:  Southside sports Center (Poipu) and Private Studio (Kalaheo)
Covid-19 Safety Details are followed
call (808) 332-6320 for directions
Info:  Jodee Burris, ACE Certified Group Fitness Instructor, 212-4034,
puuwaifitness@gmail.com
Current schedule & fees online:  www.puuwaifitnesskauai.com

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“The problem with doing nothing is not knowing when you’re finished”
–Nelson DeMille

3 12, 2021

Special Event Notice

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For Upcoming 2019 Arts & Culture Calendar or email  giac05@icloud.com to get listing in advance

Mahalo to all who enjoy and support Art and Culture on Kaua’i
Donate by
clicking here

Register on AmazonSmile.Org & select Garden island Arts Council to receive .05% of your eligible purchases

Special Event Notice

Friday, December 10, 2021; 6:00 – 8:00 pm
Saturday, December 11, 9:00 – 11:00 am
Join Robert Cazimero and Kuana Torres Kahele for a very special event —Kaua’i Hula Workshops
New Music from Robert Cazimero for Kaua’i — ANINI MINE (from his new MINE release)
Workshop Site:  Kaua’i Philippine Cultural Center, Puhi 
(next to YMCA Swimming Pool & Chiefess Kamakahelei School)
Workshop Fee:  $55 /No cancellations & no refunds
A benefit for Halau Ka Lei Mokihana o Leina’ala

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“The problem with doing nothing is not knowing when you’re finished”
–Nelson DeMille

30 11, 2021

December 2021 ARTS & CULTURE CALENDAR On KAUAI

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For Upcoming 2019 Arts & Culture Calendar or email  giac05@icloud.com to get listing in advance

Mahalo to all who enjoy and support Art and Culture on Kaua’i
Donate by
clicking here

Register on AmazonSmile.Org & select Garden island Arts Council to receive .05% of your eligible purchases

 

DECEMBER ARTS & CULTURE EVENTS

 

Submission Deadline: December 1, 2021
I’m writing to invite you to share information about the Tony Quagliano Poetry Award, which seeks to recognize innovative poets, who are also committed to uplifting the voices of their literary community. We’re also giving preference to poets living and working in the Hawai?i/Pacific region. This award honors Tony Quagliano’s legacy as an experimental poet and editor. The biennial Tony Quagliano Poetry Award is for $1000.
Complete submissions must be received electronically by December 1, 2021.
Info: Lyz Soto PhD
Hawaii Council for the Humanities, Communications Officer
3599 Wai’alae Avenue, Room 25
808-732-5402 x7
hihumanities.org

Sunday, December 5, 4:00 pm
Kauai Community Players
Annual Membership Meeting
Puhi Theatrical Warehouse
4411 Kikowaena St, Lihue 96766

Kauai Community Players announce the 2022 Season
Tickets on Sale Now
January 7 – 23: “All My Sons” by Arthur Miller; directed by Sade Reuarin
February 18 – March 6: “Mama Won’t Fly” by Jessie Hones, Nicholas Hope, Jamie Wooten; directed by Jo Grande
April 1 – 17: “The Roommate” by Jen Silverman; directed by Faith Harding
May 13 – 19: “Company” book by George Furth/Music & Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim; directed by Dennis McGraw
Tickets & Info: www.kauaicommunityplayers.org

Saturday, December 4 & Tuesday, December 7
ACTING AUDITIONS: KAUAI COMMUNITY THEATRE COMEDY,
MAMA WON’T FLY

KAUAI COMMUNITY PLAYERS announce acting auditions for a comedy, MAMA WON’T FLY, to be held at the Puhi Theatrical Warehouse (4411 Kikowaena, Puhi ) Saturday, December 4th from 3 to 5 p.m., and Tuesday, December 7th from 6 to 8 p.m.. Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script.

MAMA WON’T FLY will play 3 weekends, Thursdays through Sundays, opening February 17th through March 6, 2022.

Director Jo Grande will cast at least 8 roles, men and women ages 21 through 80, with most actors playing multiple roles, 24 total. The three largest roles are women including Mama, her daughter, and her grandson’s wife-to-be. The three embark on a cross country road trip from Alabama to California, a trip loaded with comedic chaos. Some of their misadventures involve an underwear museum, an ordained Vegas showgirl-turned-wedding-chapel-minister, a mad dash through the desert in a high-jacked 18-wheeler, and mother-daughter issues punctuating the urge to ditch each other.

Dramatist Play Service’s extremely successful playwrights–Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope, Jamie Wooten—are familiar to Kauai audiences. Not only have they visited Kauai numerous times in the past 20 years, but several of their plays have been produced on the island: Dearly BelovedChristmas BellesDixie Swim ClubSavannah Sippin’ Society, most of which Jo directed. While reflecting the Southern humor and country folklore these playwrights excel in, Mama Won’t Fly broadens the trio’s particular focus on Southern locations to this cross-country jaunt you won’t soon forget!

Call Jo for more information and, if you wish, to request a script. Jo explains that both experienced actors and first timers looking to get their feet wet are welcome to audition. Jo will cast early, give out scripts, and allow holiday time before delving full-on into rehearsals in January. Family-friendly, ferociously funny, and fun to be part of—get involved! Jo Grande 808-652-8558.
Contacts: Bailey Hutton, President, 808-635-2812
Jo Grande, Director, 808-652-8558

 

November 2 – December 16
Art Classes for Teens & Adults
Painting the Landscape with Acrylic W/ Penny Nichols
All materials will be provided
Classes held at Nichols’ Green Orchid Studio, Harbor Mall, 2nd floor
Enrollment for each class limited to 5 students
Five different 6-week Sessions w/ varied dates – 15 hours total
Sign up at www.pennynicholsart.com; Pay on Shopify
Info: pennynicholslihue@gmail.com;

Message on Instagram@pennynicholslihue

November 28 – December 4, 2021
Kauai Mokihana Festival (New Date)
A week-long celebration of Hawaiian Culture, including educational lectures, music & hula competitions
Sheraton Kauai Coconut Beach Resort, 650 Aleka Loop, Kapaa
www.maliefoundation.org/Kaua-i-mokihana-festival

 

Initial Call out for MLK DAY 2022
With USA’s Thanksgiving Holiday this week and the Hawaiian Makahiki season having risen with Makali’i , the Pleiades constellation at sunset now, my thoughts turn to how to celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr’s birthday in January 2022. For me, celebrating MLK DAY each year is a perfect way to refocus my creative intentions near the beginning of a new calendar year and to move the community that I live in and love toward being the healthiest ohana we can be. To get involved in any way email me at sbackinoff24@gmail.com or text/call me at 808-346-2587.

MARCH 2022 ARTS & CULTURE EVENTS

EVENT NAME: KAUAI STEEL GUITAR FESTIVAL
EVENT DATE: March 31 – April 2, 2022
EVENT TIME: 11:30 – 6PM
EVENT ADDRESS: Sheraton Kaua‘i Coconut Beach Resort, 650 Aleka Loop, Kapaa, HI 96746
EVENT PHONE: (808) 822-3455
FREE TO THE PUBLIC
The 6th Annual Kaua‘i Steel Guitar Festival will be held on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, March 31 – April 2, 2022, at the Sheraton Kaua‘i Coconut Beach Resort. This festival will be presented in the days preceding the annual Aloha Music Camp as an extension of the Hawaiian Steel Guitar experience that is offered at the camp. In addition to steel guitar performances by Hawai‘i steel guitar masters, the festival will include workshops, kanikapila jam sessions for play-along or listening enjoyment, and Open Stage sessions where amateur Hawaiian Steel Guitarists can present their own programs to festival guests.
A “K?k? Pila” kanikapila jam session to kick off the festival will be held on Thursday evening, March 31, 2022 at a location to be announced. Festival musicians, NextGen steel guitarists and members of the Ke Kula Mele Hawai‘i ensemble will be joined by guest performers for a fun evening.
The festival will be presented free to the public by Hawaii Institute for Music Enrichment and Learning Experiences (HIMELE) in association with the Ke Kula Mele Hawai‘i School of Hawaiian Music. Please note that the festival website should be checked for updated festival information.
FESTIVAL WEBSITE https://www.kauaisteelguitarfestival.com
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT ALAN AKAKA AT alan@himele.org

 

ONGOING and Multi-Day EVENTS

ART ART ART ART ART ART ART ART

HSFCA CALL FOR ENTRY ON CAFE
Hawaii State Foundation on Culture & The Arts
asking interested artists to submit qualifications
for various commissioned works in upcoming
HSFCA public art projects.  Register with
Cafe www.callforentry.org/index.php
website developed by Western States Arts Federation (WESTAF) to
facilitate calls for artists & artworks.  Registration is free, secure and
offers access to visual arts opportunities nationwide.
Go to  www.callforentry.org/index.php for information,
answers to FAQs, tech tips, image prep and Questions forum.

 

Plein air pastel lessons w/ Helen Turner
One-on-one or two max in the field; beginners or advanced
All materials provided
Plein air oil painting lessons w/ Helen Turner
One-on-one in the field; beginners or advanced
All materials provided
Waimea Studio, 10:30 am-2:30 pm weekdays,
9665 Kaumuali’I Hwy; across Shrimp Station
Info: (808) 346-9357; www.helenturner.com

COMMUNITY COMMUNITY COMMUNITY

AIRPORT WINDOW DISPLAYS
HAL side: “Kaua’i National Wildlife Refuge Complex”
United side: “A Glimpse into the World of Kaua’i Art and Artists”
Brought to you by Garden Island Arts Council
Funded by a grant from the County of Kauai
(open to all passengers in transit)

Info:  giac05@icloud.com

Beginning July 3, 2021, 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
First Saturday of each month
Lawai International Center Community Caring Day
Nurture grounds & plant orchids; no tools necessary;
lunch will be provided.
Reservations:  (808) 639-5952; www.lawaicenter.org;
paradisekauai@yahoo.com

Beginning July 11, 2021, Visit the 88 Shrines
2nd & 4th Sunday of every month
Tours at 10:00 am, 12:00 noon, 2:00 pm
Lawai International Center Sanctuary
Donations are appreciated with gratitude
Reservations:  (808) 639-5952; www.lawaicenter.org
paradisekauai@yahoo.com

The second Wednesday of every month free public forums are held on an aspect of the Climate Crisis organized by Kauai Climate Action Coalition, Surfrider Kauai and Zero Waste Kauai on www.Faceboook.com/zerowastekauai or watch there live, as well as find archived past forums.  To get more information or to sign up for monthly news on events email kauaiclimate@gmail.com
Info:  Laurel B  (808) 635-7941

Kauai Community College Office of Continuing Education
Online Classes offered

Kauai Community College Free Classes
Are you a Kauai resident?  Have you been affected by the pandemic? Lost your job?  Decrease in work hours?  Take a class to increase your employability
Info:  https://ocet.kauai.hawaii.edu/
Call (808) 245-8313 to register: Email:  ocet@hawaii.edu
Register:  ocet.kauai.hawaii.edu; or call KCC-OCET (808) 245-8318

Kumu’s Cupboard is Open (former Payless Shoes location)
The Free School Supply Store for Kauai Educators
Regular Store Hours:
Tuesdays:  3:30 – 7:00 pm
Fridays:  3:30 – 7:00 pm
Saturdays:  10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Sundays:  1:00 – 4:00 pm
Covid-19 Safety Rules in effect
Info:  kumuscupboard1@gmail.com
www.kumuscupboard.org

Farmers Markets Weekly Schedule:
Weekly Sunshine Markets: Fresh ingredients, holiday foods & gifts, taro products, tropical plants and flowers, coffee, holiday pies & baked goods,
goat cheese, health & beauty items from goat’s milk and more.
Sunday Hanalei Market – 12:00 – 2:30 pm
Monday Pau Hana Market at Kukui Grove – Mondays, 3:00 – 5:30 pm
Kealia Farm Market – Monday 3 – 6 pm
Coconut Marketplace – Tuesday 9 am – 1 pm
Waipa Farmers Market – Tuesday 3:00 pm – dusk
Kapaa Sunshine Market – Wednesday, 3 – 4:30 pm
The Farmers Market, Shops@Kukuiula – Wednesday 3:30 – 5:30 pm
Hanapepe Sunshine Market – Thursday 3 – 4 pm
Coconut Marketplace – Thursday 9 am – 1 pm
Kealia Farm Market – Friday 3 – 6 pm
Puhi Park Produce – Saturday 10 am – sold out
Anaina Hou Community Park – Saturday 9 am – 12 pm (Kupuna 9 – 9:30 am)
Hale Halawai Farmers Market – Sundays 12:00 – 12:30 pm
The Kauai Community Market at KCC closed due to COVID-19 and campus closure to the public

Murals on view in Lihue:
NirMANAfest, Kauai’s mural festival will premier mural painting by 15 mural artists on five walls at the end of Umi Street off Rice Street. These 15 artists were selected out of a broad range of applicants by a panel of experts including Carol Bennett, Elsa Alvarez, Carol Yotsuda, Vanessa Owens and Addison Bulosan. There is a youth mentoring component as part of this Rice Street Project. Public viewing of muralists at work will be available.
Locations:  former Big Save Market façade facing north to the shoppers parking lot; former Lihue Café Restaurant and adjoining apartment complex at makai end of Umi Street.
Please check out the NirMANAfest website and promote it in conversations you have about Rice Street Creative Community development:
https://www.facebook.com/nirmanafest/videos/334259341199894

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Announces
Re-instatement of Public Visitation to K?lauea Point National Wildlife Refuge

Beginning July 9, 2020, K?lauea Point NWR will re-instate public visitation under a revised schedule of Thursday through Saturday except for Federal holidays. The refuge has implemented a timed entry reservation system in order to meet the CDC, state and local guidance related to COVID-19 and to better manage high visitation demand and limited parking availability. Reservations are required for all visitors age 16 and older in order to visit the Refuge and can be booked online through Recreation.gov

at the following link: https://www.recreation.gov/ticket/facility/300018. The $10 entry fee along with a $1 reservation booking fee will be charged for individuals 16 and older. Kama??ina as well as America The Beautiful Passes will be continue to be honored; however, passholders must also make online reservations through Recreation.gov and pay the $1 online booking fee in advance of their visit to the Refuge.

NTBG (National Tropical Botanical Garden) will open its Kauai gardens:
Limahuli Garden, north shore
McBryde Garden and Allerton Garden
All tours require a reservation
Garden admission fees have been modified to accommodate every member of the community;
Reservation:  www.ntbg.org; or call (808) 742-2623 for McBryde & Allerton; (808) 826-1053 for Limahuli
Media contact:  media@ntbg.org

The Mokan Nokan Show:
Please view my new music video “SWEET LOVE” The song and video is about Universal Love. Love of Life, Nature and all that is Good and Beautiful Pure & True, “SWEET LOVE”
https://youtu.be/6KCLpnT7MaM
New music video “LIGHT FORCE”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8LzlzQbPC6M
Latest Music Video “Wherever the truth may take you”
Created to inspire and uplift the human consciousness
https://youtu.be/TIsn6BLLGil
New Music Video “Golden Child”
Sent with Love to Inspire & Uplift You in these challenging times
https://www.youtube.com/embed/56mDLegNPeM
New Movie short/music video “A Beautiful Dream”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LrI8XkEilVc
New movie short/music video “I Remember”
https://youtu.be/-sA-KCdsokY
New music video “Hold Onto Love”
https://youtu.be/Ss2mMFnKlfw?

New Episode:  “It’s Not Easy Being Me”
Broadcasting 5 times a week on OC16 Channel 12
Kauai Profile and Interesting Things Happening on Kauai
View Episodes — http://mokannokan.com/the-program/
Info:  Mel Bell-Grey, (808) 431-4711
www.eyeswideopenproductions.com
www.mokannokan.com

Second Saturday of each month, 8:30 pm until lunch
Friends of the Path Clean Up
Ke Ala Hele Makalae, the path that goes by the coast
Potluck lunch at 11:00 am
Meet at the rest pavilion makai of the Kapaa Neighborhood Center
Info:  Brett, (808) 639-4561

Every third Wednesday, 3:30 pm
Dolphin Touch Wellness Center
Reiki Circle — Energy Therapy
Free and open to all; no experience necessary
Info: Jeanne Russell (808) 822-4414; info@dolphintouch.org
www.dolphintouch.org

CULTURE CULTURE CULTURE CULTURE

August – November
Welcome Back, King Kaumuali’i
Friends of King Kaumuali’i present an art, history and cultural exhibit in the foyer of the Kauai Community College Library/Learning Resource Center. The 3-foot maquette of the large statue is featured with interpretive signs, timeline, historical art by Brooke Kapukuniahi Parker and student art.

Wednesdays, 5:00 – 6:00 pm (ON HOLD DURING PANDEMIC)
Hula ‘Auana Class
Instructor:  Sherri “Puni” Patrick
New session begins every quarter
At the Kauai Musuem
No charge
Info:  Kauai Museum, (808) 245-6931

Thursdays, 7:00 – 8:30 pm (ON HOLD DURING PANDEMIC)
Hula for Kupuna – by invitation only
Instructor:  Sherri “Puni” Patrick
Waimea Neighborhood Center Courtroom
New sessions begins every quarter
No charge
Info: Sherri “Puni” Patrick (808) 651-5744

Halau Hula O Leilani Registration for Hula and Tahitian Classes
Call (or text) kumu Leilani Rivera Low at 808-651-0682 to register now through December for hula classes and Tahitian classes in Kapaa and Koloa.
Mondays – hula classes at Ka Ui o ka Aina center in Coconut Marketplace, Kapaa. Kaikamahine ages 5-12 at 5:00 pm. Teens & wahine 6:30– 8:00 pm
Tuesdays  – Koloa Neighborhood Center, hula classes for girls ages 4-12 from 3:45 pm
Wednesdays – Tahitian classes for kaikamahine by Ariel Leilani Bond
at 6:00-6:45 pm at Courtyard by Marriott Hotel.
Thursdays – Tahitian Class for teens, Koloa Neighborhood Ctr, 4:30 – 5:30 pm
Saturdays – Tahitian classes for teens & wahine by Ariel Leilani Bond,
11:00 am- 12:00 pm at Hawaiian Cultural Center in Coconut Marketplace.
Info: Leilani Low or text (808) 651-0682 or email darryl.leilani@hawaiiantel.net.

NO OPEN CLASSES TO THE PUBLIC AT THIS TIME
Ongoing Thursdays, 4:00 – 5:30 pm
Aloha International’s
“Halau Hula Na Lei Kupua O Kaua’i”
Dance, Chant, Language & Legends
Under the direction of Ho’opa’a Fern Merle-Jones & Kumu Susan Pa’iniu Floyd
Under the guidance of Hula Loea Kawaikapuokalani Hewett
At private location (call to inquire)
Info:  Call Fern Merle-Jones, (808) 828-1342; bless2u@aloha.net

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
Info: (808) 337-1005

DANCE DANCE DANCE DANCE DANCE

Kauai Dance Theatre
Summer-Fall Term is August 16 – December 13, 2021
Ballet & Tap Dance Classes for ages 5 – Adult in Kalaheo
For details visit www.KauaiDanceTheatre.com
Join us for our 36th season of “Quality Instruction in the Art of Dance”
Janie Crane, Director, (808) 332-9737, jbcdance@hotmail.com

Kauai Dance Center
Professional dance training ages 3 through advanced.
Beginning Adults welcome.

Dance classes for all ages and abilities

Ballet, Hip Hop, Lyrical, Spanish dance & Modern Dance.

Directors, Jennifer Bell-Grey & Mel Bell-Grey

Dance season Aug 2018-May 2019 – enrolling now

Start lessons anytime throughout the year

Performing opportunities available

Schedule your free trial class today.

www.kauaidancecenter.com

Tel: (808) 823-9588 Cell/text (415) 990-5145

?jenballet@gmail.com

Accredited teacher graduate of the Royal Ballet School London, England. Diploma Royal Academy of Dancing.

Home Studio located at Eyes Wide Open Productions Nawiliwili/Lihue as well as a satellite studio on the North Shore, Princeville community center.

Aloha Dance Studio — Enrolling now
full schedule online at www.AlohaDanceStudio.com
Professional instruction for ages 3 through adult
Hip Hop, Tap, Jazz, Ballet, Pointe, Modern, Flamenco, Contemporary and Lyrical jazz
Elite Company Groups
Freaky Fridays at Kukui Grove Center every October
Beginner through Advanced welcome
Info:  Tiffany Dodge, (808) 245-1810

MUSIC MUSIC MUSIC MUSIC MUSIC

Every Evening
Rice Street Business Association hosts
Online music concerts – Live video broadcasts from home of musicians; local businesses promoted
https://www.facebook.com/ricestreetbusinessassociation/posts/270974147614111

Call to make arrangements:
Private `Ukulele Lessons by Kirk Smart
Hanalei Strings and Things, Ching Young Village, Hanalei
Info:  Kirk Smart, kirksmart1@yahoo.com; (808) 826,9633

EXERCISE EXERCISE EXERCISE EXERCISE

First Saturday of the Month Open House, 6:00-9:00 pm                                 Open House — Dolphin Touch Wellness Center — Are you in need of some clarity or relief in your life? Come discover some of the wonderful Holistic Health Practitioners of Kauai. There is a wide array of professionals here to serve all of your health needs.  Free sessions on the Amethyst Biomat, mini-readings for $20, free wellness consultations, superfood samples.  Info: Jeanne Russell (808) 822-4414; info@dolphintouch.org     www.dolphintouch.org
Monday, 1:00 – 2:00 pm — Basic
Thursdays. 1:00 – 2:00 pm — Advanced
Qi Gong Golden 8
Qi Gong Classes – ONGOING via ZOOM

?https://us04web.zoom.us/j/5976649949 and you’ll be with us.
Promotes balancing the body for greater health, increasing vitality,
and radiating more energy
Free for all ages
Info:  (808) 635-0306; Peter Sterne

Pu’uwai Fitness Kauai
Fitness Classes in Kalaheo and Poipu
Barre, Yoga, Pilates, TRX, Circuit
Location:  Southside sports Center (Poipu) and Private Studio (Kalaheo)
Covid-19 Safety Details are followed
call (808) 332-6320 for directions
Info:  Jodee Burris, ACE Certified Group Fitness Instructor, 212-4034,
puuwaifitness@gmail.com
Current schedule & fees online:  www.puuwaifitnesskauai.com

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“The problem with doing nothing is not knowing when you’re finished”
–Nelson DeMille

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