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April Arts & Culture Events
Saturday, March 30, 10:00 am – 12:30 pm; registration 9:30 am
Hawaiian Herbal Lecture
Experience the heart of Hawaiian culture and its herbal medicine tradition at a special event lead by Sean Chun, a renowned Hawaiian cultural practitioner – healing methodology & philosophy; use of La’au and Ho’oponopono
Lawai International Center,3381 Wawae Road, Kalaheo, 96741
$25 minimum donation, includes light refreshments
Reservation:  text or call (808) 639-5952; email;

Saturday, March 30, 12:00 noon – 6:00 pm
KekuaAloha Foundation presents
4th Annual Keiki Fun Day
Kapaa Middle School Band & Choir; Candice & Co.
Salsa Dances, Kapaa Elementary School Kid Fit Crew
2nd Annual iSiva Youth “Burn Out Suicide” Fireknife competition,
Drumming exhibition; 2010 World FireKnife Champion Res Tiumalu
Kapaa Beach Park
Drug, Alcohol & Smoke free event

Sunday, March 31, 1 – 5 pm
Biochar Making WS
Led by Lanipo Farm, Olohena

Bring dry wood and take biochar home
Free Workshop Series for Minority Farmers & Ranchers
Refreshments served; potluck welcome
Malama Kauai Community Farm, Kahiliholo Road, Kalihiwai
Megan Fox,; (808) 828-0685

March 29 – April 14
Thursday – Saturday, 7:00 pm
Sunday, 4:00 pm
Back by Popular Demand!
Kauai Community Players present
The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged)
w/ TJ Hamilton, Bailey Hutton, Ross Martineau
KAPA Warehouse, 4411E Kikiwaena St, Lihue
Tickets Online: 

Wednesday, April 3, 5:00 pm
The Art of Taiko with Kenny Endo
Master taiko drummer Kenny Endo and his Taiko Center of the Pacific ensemble will demonstrate and discuss taiko in group and festival drumming. Learn about the different drums and percussion instruments of Japan as used in traditional and contemporary music. Kenny Endo and his ensemble have performed extensively all over the United States and throughout the world. 45-minute program recommended for ages 5 & older; Children must be accompanied by a parent or caregiver. Princeville Public Library, Princeville
Info:  (808) 826-4310
Sponsored by the Friends of the North Shore Library at Princeville. This is a production of the University of Hawaii at Manoa Outreach College’s Statewide Cultural Extension Program with funding provided by the National Endowment for the Arts, Hawaii State Foundation on Culture and the Arts, and the University of Hawaii at Manoa. All programs are subject to change. If you require an auxiliary aid or accommodation due to a disability, please contact the library at least 7 days before the program date.

Friday – Sunday;  April 5-6-7
4th Annual Kauai April International Poetry Celebration Day
Friday, April 5, 7:30 pm – Parade from Hanapepe Art Night to Storybook Theatre; 8:00 pm – Performances/Open Mic
Saturday, April 6, 9:00 am – 12:00 noon – Keiki events; Dorrie Winkler reads to keiki from her Pukey Poetry series; Roberto entertains with puppetry; children’s submissions of poetry will be read
Saturday, April 6, 1:00 – 4:00 pm – Playshops, “Writing from Soul Collage” plus other classes
Sunday, April 7, 1:00 – 3:30 pm – Poetry Rites and Dances of Universal Poetry from all-world traditions
Storybook Theatre, Hanapepe
To share submission or facilitate playshop, contact
Info or Participation:  Call or text “Stream”, (808) 346-2587

Saturday, April 6, 9:30 am – 2:00 pm
24th Annual Garden Fair — 2019 Annual Garden Fair – “The Garden Underground”
Partnership of Kauai County Farm Bureau, UH College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources/Kauai Community College, 4H, Kauai Grown, County of Kauai/Kauai Made
Guest Speakers Topics:  Underground Insect Life in the Garden; Is there danger lurking under your garden?; What about worms?; Underground vegetables
Vendor sponsor booths: Aunty Lilikoi, Haole Girl Sweets/Hanalei Coffee Roasters, Hole in the Mountain Farm, Kauai Gourmet Nuts, Kauai Kim Chee/Miki Mac, Kauai Native Plant Society, Kauai Nursery and Landscaping, M Kawamura Farm Enterprises, Inc., Mailelani’s, Precious Kreations, Pohaku Creations, Salty Wahine Gourmet Hawaiian Sea Salts, Tropical Flowers Express, Heavenly Hakus, WikiWiki Worm Ranch
Free packet of BEET seeds at Master Gardener’s table—featured vegetable for the 2019 KCFB Farm Fair August 15 – 18 at Vidinha Stadium; plant now and be ready to show
Kauai 4-H Clubs petting zoo and children’s activities/plant caddy services from tent to vehicles
Kauai Community College Front Lawn
Info:  Amy Chun,

Saturday, April 6, 6:00 – 8:00 pm
“Bruises in the Garden” – Kauai Aina Art
Dan Finchum’s latest wet plate photographic series addressing Hawaiian concerns will be on exhibit starting opening night, April 6; exhibit will fun indefinitely
Ha Coffee Bar, Lihue
Info:; (808) 639-7126

Saturday, April 6, 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
KSA Spring Show (membership) Entry day
Two entries per artist
Friday, April 26, 5:00 – 8:00 pm — Closing Reception
“People’s Choice Award” announced
Show April 12 – May 3
Kauai Society of Artists Gallery, Kukui Grove

Tuesday, April 9, 10:00 am – 11:00 pm
The Crab Conquerors Relay for Life Team & the American Cancer Society invite you to “Beers For A Cure”
$1 from every pint or goblet purchased on April 9 donated to American Cancer Society Cancer Cure
Kauai Beer Company, 4265 Rice Street, Lihue

Tuesday, April 9, 5:30 pm
National Tropical Botanical Garden & Kauai Community College present “Earth Matters public lecture series”
Speaker HBG Director Joshlyn Sand:   “Introducing the Curious and Iconic Plants of the Honolulu Botanical Gardens”; how garden staff care for a diverse assemblage of global plants in a vibrant, urban setting
Honolulu Botanical Gardens, a network of five gardens spanning 650 acres with other 9,000 plant species
KCC Campus Center Cafeteria/behind Performing Arts Center
For questions about access or special accommodations, call (808) 332-7324 Ext. 225 at least 10 days in advance. Visit for details.

Saturday, April 13, 7:00 – 9:00 pm
Pacific Harp Project with Noel Okamoto
Classical harp music incorporated into the realm of jazz, pop and
fusion; this groundbreaking group “leads the listener to the conclusion: The harp has been unchained”
Kauai Community College Performing Arts Center
Cost $10 – $30

Sunday, April 14, 10:00 am
Keiki Class at Creative Ohana
“Peace Flags” – learn to sew & create flags for celebrating Peace & Earth Day
At Creative Ohana, Across Kalaheo Fire Station
$10 per Keiki
Info: (808) 635-5327/

Sunday, April 14, 5:00 – 8:00 pm
Anaina Hou Mo’olelo Series featuring Chipper Wichman, President of NTBG, conservationist, educator – “Ha’ena: He’aina Momona – the Bountiful Land”; avid and mesmerizing storyteller weaves together the history of Ha’ena, the impact of last April’s flood and the effects of a modern day problem: “People are loving the place to death”
5:00 pm – music by Kilauea Social Club
Ananina Hou Community Park; (808) 828-2118

Wedneday, April 17, 6:00 pm
The Kauai Invasive Species Committee present
30-minute documentary –  “Saving ‘?hi’a” followed by a Q & A session.
Michelle Young, Waimea Library

Saturday, April 20, 9:00 – 11:00 am
Kauai Museum presents Happy’s 8th Annual Keiki La Lei Contest
Kauai Museum

May Arts & Culture Events

Saturday, May 11
2019 Kauai Visitor’s Industry Charity Walk ‘19
Vidhinha Soccer Field

Friday – Sunday, May 17- 19, 10:00 am – 9:00 pm
Kauai Sufi Retreat
Church of the Pacific, Princeville
Info:  Shanti Karen Joy, (808) 346-1423

Wednesday, May 22, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Hawaii International Music Festival
One Night Only!
Featuring Metropolitan Opera Singer Amy Shoremount-Obra, Internationally acclaimed Eric Silberger & Kauai’s own Monica Chung
Kauai Community College Performing Arts Center, Lihue
Cost: $10 – $30
Info:  (808) 245-SING

Sunday, May 26, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
The Banana Poka RoundUp
Hawaiian Music, Basket making, children’s games, forest crafts, exhibits
Kokee State Park, Kokee
Cost:  Free
Info:  (808) 335-9975;

July Arts & Culture Events

Save The Dates – Call For Entries

The Visible Hand: Hawai‘i Craftsmen Statewide Exhibition 2019?August 30, 2019 – October 4, 2019
Honolulu Museum of Art School Gallery, 1111 Victoria St, Honolulu, HI 96814

Juror: Emily Zaiden is Director and curator of the Craft in America Center in Los Angeles, where she has curated more than forty exhibitions focused on contemporary craft and design for the Center and outside venues.

Emerging and established artists from across the state are encouraged to submit up to six completed artworks for jurying.

Online registration opens Monday, July 15, and closes on Sunday, August 11

Visit for more information.

Hawai’i Island: Evan Jenkins,, (808) 640-0283
Maui: Jennifer Owen,, (808) 575-2523
Molokai: Paula Scott,, (808) 567-9604
Oahu: Christopher Edwards,, (808) 2585-1965
Kaua’i: Caylin Spear,, (808) 639-7324

Saturday, July 27, 7:00 – 11:30 am
12th Annual Hanalei Bay Swim Challenge
Fundraiser for Namolokama O’Hanalei Canoe Club
Info & Online registration:

August Arts & Culture Events

Saturday – Sunday, August 3 – 4, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Heiva I Kaua’i 2019
Kapaa Beach Park, Kapaa
Cost:  $7 – $12

August 15 – 18
2019 KCFB Farm Fair
Vidinha Stadium

October Arts & Culture Events

Saturday, October 12, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Eo e Emalani I Alaka’i
Queen’s entourage arrives on horseback at 11:00 am
Kokee State Park, Kokee
Free and Open to the public

Friday, October 18, 5:00 – 9:00 pm
Saturday, October 19, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
2019 Kaua’i Chocolate and Coffee Festival
Historic Hanapepe Town, Hanapepe
Tickets: $15/ $20 at the door
Outlets: Aloha Spice Company, Banana Patch Studio, Japanese Grandma’s Café, Angela Headley Island Art
Info:  (808) 234-0404;

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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
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 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
Info:  (808) 346-9357;


HAL side: “The Humble Plantation House – a sense of place”
United side: “LIHUE – Capital City of Kauai”
Brought to you by Garden Island Arts Council
Funded by a grant from the County of Kauai & the Hawaii Tourism Authority
(open to all passengers in transit)


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.
Sundays, 10:00 am – 3:00 pm, Kalalea Anahola Farmers’ Hui, Hokualele Road
Mondays, 12:00, Koloa Sunshine Market, Annie Knudsen Ball Park
Mondays, 3:00 – 4:30 pm, Kukui Grove Sunshine Market, next to K-Mart
Mondays & Fridays, 3 – 7 pm, Kealia Farm Market & tours, Lanai
Tuesdays, 3 – 4 pm, Kalaheo Neighborhood Center
Wednesdays, 3 – 4:30 pm, Kapaa New Town Park
Wednesdays, 3:30 – 6:00 pm, Kukuiula Culinary Market, The Shops at Kukuiula
Thursdays, 3:00 – 4:00 pm, Hanapepe Sunshine Market, Park
Thursdays, 4:30 – 5:30 pm, Kilauea Sunshine Market, Neighborhood Center
Fridays, 3:00 – 5:00 pm, Lihue Sunshine Market, Vidinha Stadium
Saturday, 9:30 am – 1:00, KCC Sunshine Market, Kauai Community College
Saturday, 9:00 am – 12:00, Kilauea Sunshine Market, Anaina Hou Comm Ctr
Saturdays, 9:30 – 11:30 am, Hanalei Sunshine Market, Waioli Park
Info:  KCFB (808) 855-5429; KCC Market Manager (808) 652-3217

Kauai Community Players 2019 Season:
February 14 – March 3:  The Shadow Box directed by Jo Grande
March 28 – April 14:  The Complete Works of William Shakespeare, Abridged,
directed by Ross Martineau
May 9 – 26:  Sweeney Todd, The Demon Barber of Fleet Street,
directed by Rebecca Hansen

The Mokan Nokan Show
Broadcasting 5 times a week on OC16 Channel 12
Kauai Profile and Interesting Things Happening on Kauai
View Episode #19 —
In this episode we have singer songwriter Sabryn Rudinoff,
Early morning yoga at Kalihiwai Ridge-stone dam with Yoga instructor Joyce Wright Funk, with Tom Lieber & Ron Finley.
And our special guest Jo’lette Miner-Ho, Hawaiian word of the day and News desk and much more.
Info:  Mel Bell-Grey, (808) 431-4711

Last Saturday of each month; 4:00 – 8:00 pm
Kilauea Night Market
Anaina Hou Community Park, Home of Kauai Mini golf
40 artisans, live music, food trucks
Info: (808) 635-2572

First Monday each month, 5:00 – 7:00 pm
Kekaha Community Garden
Help with our garden work on the first Monday of each month
Learn about the importance of nutritious food-school groups welcome
Free compost bins for residents (call for availability)
8610 Kiowea Road between Aukuu and Elepaio Rds.
(in back of St Paul’s Episcopal Church, Kekaha)
Info:    Phoebe Eng, (808) 635-6145

Saturdays monthly, 8:30 am
Forest Workday
Koke’e CCC Camp
Register:  Koke’e Natural History Musuem
(808) 335-9975.

First Saturday night of each month, 5:30 – 8:30 pm
Old Kapaa Town Art Walk
Live music, meet the artists, tasty bites,
dancing, entertainment, support local businesses
Info:  Angelique Ell,

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 Sunday, 6:00 – 8:30 pm
Sing, dance and feel the vibrational sounds of energetic meditation chanting
kirtan guided yoga breathing, and spiritual insights from sacred yoga texts
Vegetarian dinner
Anahola location – call for directions
Free and open to the public, (808) 551-6610

Every Tuesday, 10:00 a.m. — 11:30 a.m.
Kauai Baby Swimming Safety Skills
Lava Lava Beach Club
Info: Anastasia –

First Saturday of the Month, 1:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Heaven on Earth Health Fair, 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.
Info: or (808) 822-4414

The Kauai Inn
The Kauai Inn has lovely rooms tucked away on three tropical acres
where the Nawiliwili Bay meets the Huleia River.  Kauai Inn is a
charming 48 unit plantation style resort, where every guest is special!
We are centrally located and very close to beaches,
golfing, shopping, and many more fun activities.
Questions? call toll free (800) 808-2330)
Local (808) 245-9000 ext 6 or e-mail us.  Fax: (808) 245-3004
Visit our website for pictures at;
Supporter of the Garden Island Arts Council


Wednesdays, 5:00 – 6:00 pm
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
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

Sundays 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
88 Shrines at Lawai International Center
Tour times:  10 am, 12 pm, 2 pm
Brief video & talk story session by Lynn Muramoto
Donations are appreciated
Info:  (808) 639-4300,

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

Ongoing Thursdays, 4:00 – 5:30 pm
Aloha International’s
“Halau Hula Na Lei Kupua” hula class
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
Entry level students & visitors welcome
Kilauea Dance Studio, Kilauea
Info:  Call Fern, 828-1342, (808) 639-0964;

2nd, 3rd, 4th Saturdays, 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Kauai Museum’s Saturday Clubs
monthly workshops on unique island traditions
Kauai Museum daily public tours, 10:30 am to noon
Led by knowledgeable & entertaining docents
Free with admission to the museum
The Kauai Museum, Keepers of the Culture
Info:  (808) 245-6931

Waimea Plantation Lifestyle Tour
Ongoing – Every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday,
volunteer guides lead walking tours through
the Waimea Plantation Cottages and the Waimea
Sugar Company “camp” houses, which date from the
turn of the 20th century. Tours take approximately
90 minutes and are limited to 12 people.
Waimea Town
Info: (808) 337-1005


Kauai Dance Theatre

??6 week dance sessions in Kalaheo? for ages 3.5 yr. to adult
Preballet through Ballet Level IV/V
Friday morning Tap Dance for adults
Private lessons in ballet, tap, contemporary styles available
Janie Crane, Director, 332-9737
For next session dates visit

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.
?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
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


Every Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday, 6:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Group `Ukulele Classes by Kirk Smart
Hanalei Strings and Things, Ching Young Village, Hanalei
Info:  Kirk Smart,; (808) 826,9633

Wednesday nights, 6:00 – 9:00 pm
EasyLiving Jazz Duet — Helen Turner, flute; Jeff Iglesia, guitar
Hukilau Lanai

Every Wednesday Night, 7:00 – 9:00 pm
Larry Rivera’s Love & Aloha Show (Every Wednesday)
Larry & Lurline performing
Cafe Portofino, Kalapaki
Other Larry Rivera Live Performances:
Every Friday Afternoon, 5:00 pm
Coconut Marketplace Center Stage, Waipouli
Every Saturday, 1:00 pm
Kauai Museum, Lihue
Every Sunday, 6:00 – 8:00 pm
Garden Island Grill, Koloa town
Info:  Larry Rivera,


Thursdays. 1:00 – 2:00 pm
Qi Gong Golden 8
A Beginning Qi Gong Class – ONGOING
Promotes balancing the body for greater health, increasing vitality,
and radiating more energy
Lihue Neighborhood Center
Turn at AT&T on Kuhio Hwy, drive down two blocks to Eono St,
turn right and drive down one block to the Center; park in the
parking lot and go to the Old Main Hall.
Free for all ages
Info:  (808) 635-0306; Peter Sterne

Fitness Classes in Kalaheo and Poipu
Barre, Yoga, Pilates, TRX, Circuit
Location:  Southside sports Center (Poipu) and Private Studio (Kalaheo),
call (808) 332-6320 for directions
Info:  Jodee Burris, ACE Certified Group Fitness Instructor, 212-4034,
Current schedule & fees online:

Kupuna Wellness Ageless Beauty Fitness Program
with Rose T. Warken Ceballos, certified fitness trainer, instructor,
Wellness Guidance, Author
Monday, 8 – 9:30 am:  Total Conditioning – Hanapepe N Ctr
Monday, 10:30 – 11:30 am: ChairAerobic-Koloa N Ctr
Wednesday, 8:00 – 9:30 am: Body and Mind Clarity – Kalaheo N Ctr
Friday, 8 – 9:30 am:  Total Conditioning – Kalaheo N Ctr
Classes are free and for Seniors
You will need your doctor’s approval before beginning a new exercise program
Info:  (808) 652-8985;
Rose’s classes have support recognition from County of Kauai

Every Monday, Wednesday, Friday, 8:30 – 9:45 am
Aloha Aerobics
Stretch, step and weights – complete fun workshop for Baby Boomers in particular; All Welcome
All Saints Gym, Kapaa
Info:  (808) 822-3817

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