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February 2021 Arts & Culture Events

Covid-19 Vaccine: If you are interested in getting a vaccine and are 75 years and older to make an appointment, please use these links: for Kauai Veterans Memorial Hospital or Samuel Mahelona Memorial Hospital. for Hawaii Pacific Health Wilcox Hospital

Standing in the snow wearing their “rubbah slippahs”, EKK Fans in coldweather USA (and other countries) are trying to recall the warmth of sharing music with their Kaua’i ‘ohana. Let us help them!

EKK Fans, you have been enjoying and learning Hawaiian music and hula for 37 years. Now it’s your turn to share what you have been inspired to create by sending in a video clip of your singing, playing the ‘ukulele or guitar, dancing the hula, performing with your own circle of musical friends in your own inspirational setting … be it on the sandy shore in Ha’ena, overlooking the canyons at Koke’e, standing on a bridge in Portland, overlooking a lake in Michigan, on a rooftop with a panorama of skyscrapers behind you, sitting on an ice cooler in your garage anywhere in the world. Share your talent – “Show Your Stuff!”

If you are interested in participating in this virtual collective in this “Year of the EKK Audience”, email and we will send you the particulars in how you can be part of this virtual talent concert. Don’t miss the train! Email us right now!

Travel is not safe! Large gatherings will endanger many! Our Hawaiian musicians need to be safe and avoid large crowds!
E Kanikapila Kakou as we know it will be on hold until we can be safe to experience the music together.

Hawaiian Steel Guitar Showcases for Jan, Feb, and March 2021:
The Hawaiian Steel Guitar Showcases present livestreamed performances of your favorite steel guitar masters in live or prerecorded performances via the Internet. Livestreaming is available from the website below and the Showcase’s Facebook Page. Livestreams may also be available at alternate sites and/or may be shared by viewers.
January 30, 2021, 3:00 – 5:00 pm HST
Live Hawaiian Steel Guitar Showcase
– LIVE STREAMED on Facebook
Greg Sardinha, Ke Kula Mele NextGen, Bobby Ingano
February 27, 2021, 3:00 – 5:00 pm HST
Live Hawaiian Steel Guitar Showcase
– LIVE STREAMED on Facebook
Kapono Lopes, Ke Kula NextGen, Jeff Au Hoy
March 27, 2021, 3:00 – 5:00 pm HST
Live Hawaiian Steel Guitar Showcase
– LIVE STREAMED on Facebook
Open Stage Artists, Ke Kula Mele NextGen
Hawaiian Steel Guitar Showcases are presented free to the public by Hawaii Institute for Music Enrichment and Learning Experiences (HIMELE).


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Tuesday, February 2, 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Zoom Meeting
Hawai‘i Council for the Humanities Grants Application


Sunday, February 7, 9:00 am
Feng Shui Virtual Benefit Workshop
Enhancing Health, Prosperity, and Relationships with World-Renowned Grandmaster Hong. Gain an understanding of the energetic influences impacting 2021, the Year of the Ox.
Cost: $175 prepaid; $200 on the day of the workshop. Proceeds benefit the nonprofit Lawai International Center. To register contact; text or call (808) 651-8893, or register online at


Friday February 12, 5:00 – 8:00 pm
“Meet the Quilters” Reception
Kauai Quilt Show 2021: February 12 to 24, 2021
Over 70 locally made Quilts on display, many for sale.
Kauai Society of Artists Gallery (Behind Long’s Drug Store)
Kukui Grove Shopping Center in Lihue
Free Admission
Info: Machelle Preston,
(808) 362-6988;

Waimea Town Celebration 2021 Events:


Saturday, February 13, 6:30 – 7:30 pm
Kaua’i Cocktails & Cuisine
Hosted by The Saddle Room and guest mixologist Tanji
Closed Event for Sponsors only
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Sunday, February 14, 5:00 – 7:00 pm
King Kaumuali’i Lu’au
Presented by Kumu Kehaulani Kekua
4-part presentation of Kaumuali’i
Register for access code:
Free Event
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Monday, February 15, 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Waimea Film Festival – HIFF Hana Hou
Encore of films featured at the 41st Hawaii International Film Festival in Honolulu; never played on Kaua’i.
Historic Waimea Theater
Lineup, trailers, tickets:
$10/film or $20 all-day pass @ Box Office
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Postponed to 2022:
Music in the Park
Eating Contests
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Wednesday, February 17, 6:30 – 8:30 pm
Ambassador of Aloha & Music Concert
Aunty Aletha Kaohi will be honored with the Malama Award and the music stylings of Lady Ipo Kahaunaele Trio
Historic Waimea Theater
$10 General admission tickets, call (808) 645-0996;
available online and at the box office
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Thursday, February 18, 6:30 – 8:30 pm
Tales & Treats – Hawaiian Legends
Kaua’i Kumu Troy Hinano Lazaro will share Mo’olelo and Mele of past Kupuna who influenced his life and gave him the foundation upon which he builds his halau;
Desserts inspired by these legends included in ticket price
$10 General admission tickets, available online and at the box office
Historic Waimea Theater
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Friday, February 19, 6:00 – 9:00 pm
Saturday, February 20, 6:00 – 10:00 pm
Heritage of Aloha MINI Ho’olaule’a
Friday, February 19
6:00 pm – Group TBD
7:15 pm – ‘O’iwi
Saturday, February 20
6:00 pm – Zech (Kawaiola Productions)
7:15 pm – Kauai Calab
8:30 pm – Kawai Vibes
Historic Waimea Theater
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All events held at the Historic Waimea Theatre are within CDC approved guidelines. Approved reduced seating, temperature checks, physical distancing, masks and contact tracing will be enforced.


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Many ongoing events may be cancelled or postponed!


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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
Waimea Studio, 10:30 am-2:30 pm weekdays,
9665 Kaumuali’I Hwy; across Shrimp Station
Info:  (808) 346-9357;


HAL side: “A Gem of a Garden – Princeville Botanical Garden”
United side: “Save Our ‘Ohi’a
Brought to you by Garden Island Arts Council
Funded by a grant from the County of Kauai OED
(open to all passengers in transit)



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
Call (808) 245-8313 to register: Email:
Register:; 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


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.
Kealia Farm Market – Monday 3 – 6 pm
Coconut Marketplace – Tuesday 9 am – 1 pm
Waipa Farmers Market – Tuesday, 3:30 – 5:30 pm
Kapaa Sunshine Market – Wednesday, 3 – 4:30 pm
Kauai Culinary 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 pm


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.govat the following link: 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 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:

Tuesday, June 16—Limahuli Garden, north shore

Wednesday, July 1 – McBryde Garden and Allerton Garden

All tours require a reservation

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

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

Media contact:

The Mokan Nokan Show

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 —
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

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;


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

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
Ongoing & drop in adult guests are welcome; No prior experience required
At private location (call to inquire)
$20 donation
Info:  Call Fern Merle-Jones, (808) 639-0964;

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

Ballet and Tap Dance classes for ages 5-adult

For current schedule visit

Join us for our 35th season of “Quality Instruction in the Art of Dance”

Janie Crane, Director, 332-9737
For more info: visit or see KDT’s Facebook page

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

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 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 Classes by Kirk Smart
Hanalei Strings and Things, Ching Young Village, Hanalei
Info:  Kirk Smart,; (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;

Monday, 1:00 – 2:00 pm – Basic

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

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