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

Donate at https://www.gardenislandarts.org

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


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

phone: (808) 822-3455


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


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


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.”




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



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;


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


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


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



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



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.


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


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?


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


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:


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


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


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,


Current schedule & fees online: www.puuwaifitnesskauai.com