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July Arts & Culture Events
Summer O-Bon Festivals:
July 5 – 6 No Bon Dance
July 12 – 13 Kapaa Jodo Mission
July 19 – 20 Waimea Higashi Hongwanji Mission, Waimea Town
July 26 – 27 Kapaa Hongwanji Mission, Kapaa Town
Kauai Hospice’s “Concert in the Sky”
Vidinha Soccer Field
Thursday, July 18, Doors 5:30 pm/Show 6:30 pm
One weekend only!
‘Frozen, JR.’ performances are Friday, July 19th at 7 PM and Saturday, July 20th & Sunday July 21st at 4 PM.
Celebrate the magic of live theatre, as the Hawaii Children’s Theatre’s ‘Summer Stars’ program presents their ‘Rising Stars Gala Showcase and Fundraiser’ and ‘Frozen, JR.’
Kauai War Memorial Convention Center.
Tickets for the Gala are $8 in advance or $10 at the door.
Tickets for ‘Frozen, JR.’ $10 in advance and $12 at the door.
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
Hawai’i Island: Evan Jenkins, email@example.com, (808) 640-0283
Maui: Jennifer Owen, firstname.lastname@example.org, (808) 575-2523
Molokai: Paula Scott, email@example.com, (808) 567-9604
Oahu: Christopher Edwards, christopheredwards@
Kaua’i: Caylin Spear, firstname.lastname@example.org, (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: www.hanaleibayswimchallenge.
Monday, July 29, 9:30 am – 12:00 pm
Shadowland Workshop: Collective Collaboration Workshop
Connecting Kauai’s Non-Profit Organizations through movement
Kauai Community College PAC
Info: Lauhala Matt, email@example.com
August Arts & Culture Events
August 1st – 18th, Thursdays – Sundays at 7 PM.
“HCT After Dark” presents the Tony award winning musical, Chicago! In roaring twenties Chicago, chorus girl Roxie Hart murders a faithless lover and convinces her hapless husband, Amos, to take the rap…until he finds out he’s been duped and turns on Roxie. Convicted and sent to death row, Roxie and another “Merry Murderess,” Velma Kelly, vie for the spotlight and the headlines, ultimately joining forces in search of the “American Dream”: fame, fortune, and acquittal. This show will be rated PG-13.
Chicago will perform at the Puhi Theatrical Warehouse
Buy your tickets online starting July 1.
Don’t wait as this show will sell out! www.HawaiiChildrensTheatre.org
Saturday – Sunday, August 3 – 4, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Heiva I Kaua’i 2019
Kapaa Beach Park, Kapaa
Cost: $7 – $12
Women in Theatre (WIT) present their
Kauai Shorts 2019 Ten-Minute Play Festival
Playwright from Kauai as as far off as NZ and the UK
Our audience will determine the BEST STAGED PLAY
Women in Theatre, Kukui Grove (next to Kauai Bakery)
Enjoy the intimate table seating-for-four in air-conditioned comfort
The ten outstanding plays chosen for your enjoyment:
Meeting of the Mind by Diane Nichols (Ashland, OR)
Two psychics meet for a first date.
There’s New Life by Marj O’Neill-Butler (Miami Beach, FL)
Doris has recently lost her very sick husband after caring for him for years. She goes to the library looking for self-help books. The librarian, Millie, thinks she wants books on grieving, but is surprised when Doris asks for books on another subject.
Wannabe by Shelley Stolaroff Segal (Greensboro, NC)
Leigh is a sensitive, middle-aged, married woman who changes her mind suddenly about attending her 30th high school reunion.
OMG by Wil Welsh (Kauai, HI)
To his shocked surprise a man in a coffee shop meets God.
Letters from Strangers by Rob Nisbet (Peacehaven, East Sussex, UK)
A widow receives letters from three strangers. It becomes apparent that the connection to these strangers is very special.
A Marriage Proposition by Barbara McDonald (Chicago, IL)
Sarah challenges Paul’s unthinking adoption of society’s traditional view of older single
Keepsake by Peggy Powell (Morgan Hill, CA)
Approximately 40 years in the future, a woman is called to retrieve her husband, whose body has been preserved by a cryonics company.
The Interview by Patrice Hamilton (Plantsville, CT)
When a journalist is given a chance to interview the CFO of an underground organization called The Moral Solution, she grabs it. What she discovers will grab us.
Battle of the Front Seat by Rex McGregor (Auckland, New Zealand)
A businesswoman has agreed to get fit by joining her wife on a tandem bicycle rides. But don’t expect her to sit at the back.
Ring of Truth by Marsha Roberts (San Rafael, CA)
At the county fair, Charlene’s boyfriend, Jeb, gives her very unusual ring. It turns out to be prophetic of what the fortune teller sees in the cards about their relationship.
— Nell Foster, Artistic Director
August 15 – 18
2019 KCFB Farm Fair
Sunday, August 25, 1:00 – 4:30 pm
Pilgrimage of Compassion with Grandmaster Riley Lee
1:00 pm – Gates Open
1:00 – 2:30 pm – Cultural Culinary Demos
1:15 – 4:30 pm – Mochi Pounding Demos, Bonsai Exhibit; Lei Making, Fish & Tapa Printing, Ikebana & Calligraphy Demos,
1:30 – 2:15 pm –Coconut Weaving
2:30 pm – Program & Pilgrimage – Riley Lee leads pilgrimage with Shakuhachi melodies, Taiko Kauai Drumming Performance
Lawai International Center
Info: www.lawaicenter.org (808) 639-5952
September Arts & Culture Events
September 22 – 28
35th Annual Kauai Mokihana Festival
Various locations island wide
Info: www.maliefoundation.org; (808) 651-1868
Saturday – Sunday; September 28 – 29, 10:00 am – 10:00 pm
The Kauai FOLK Festival 2019
Two days w/ 34-plus Live Music Arts on Five Performance Stages
Taj Mahal, Peter Rowan, Tim O’Brian & Jan Fabricius, Blaine Sprouse and many more ‘mainland’ regional music and dance plus a broad selection of Hawaiian styles music and dance
Singing, Dancing, Carts & Workshops, Food, Drink, Family Fun, Boot Stomping, Rump Shaking, Kauai Loving, Hooting Hollering Good times
The Historic Grove Farm Museum, 4050 Nawiliwili Rd
Tickets: $100 weekend pass: $60 one-day pass
VIP & sponsorship packets available
Ticket Outlets – Eventbrite www.kauaifolk.com
Info: Matt Morelock (808) 855-8646;
www.kauaifolks.com, The Kauai Folk Festival
October Arts & Culture Events
Saturday, October 5, 8:30 am – 12:00 noon
Ohana FitFest Trail Run
Anaina Hou Community Park & Wai Koa Loop Trail
5k & 10k obstacle trail run
Register by September 13 for early-bird discount, $35
Entry fee includes race tee shirt & light fare after the run
Keiki 12 and under free with adult registration
Info: Kauai North Shore Community Foundation; Anaina Hou Community Park; 5-2723 Kuhio Hwy, Kilauea
Saturday, October 12, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Hui o Laka/Koke’e Natural History Museum present
Eo e Emalani I Alaka’i
Queen’s entourage arrives on horseback at 11:00 am
Hula, exhibits, crafts, silent auction, delicious food
Kokee State Park, Kokee
Free and Open to the public
Parking limited; please carpool; bring own seating; no coolers
Info: (808) 335-9975
Saturday, October 12, 2:00 – 6:00 pm
Hammers N’ Ales Oktoberfest
Food from top local restaurants – Keoki’s Paradise, Merriman’s Fish House, Plantation Gardens, Lava Lava Beach Club, The Kitchen @ Papayas, The Right Slice, The Cabana, Ruth’s Chris
Over 30 craft beers from Kohola, Kauai Island Brewery, Lani Kai, etc.
Music: Homestead and Cruz Control
Presale Tickets $75 online; https://hammersnales.
$85 day of event (includes all food, drink, glass logo mug, etc)
Event is 21 and over only
Fundraiser for Kauai Habitat affordable housing on Kauai
Info: Chris Young (808) 635-0411; firstname.lastname@example.org
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; www.
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ONGOING and Multi-Day EVENTS
ART ART ART ART ART ART ART ART
Every Wednesday, 1:00 pm
Paper Craft Maker Space
Cut, Paste, Fold, Assemble, Color, Shape, Laugh, Learn with other paper craftors and paper maker artists – individual or group projects
Gifts for yourself or to sell at the Library book sales
Lihue Public Library Conference Room, 4344 Hardy Street
Info: (808) 241-3222, Carolyn Larson
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
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
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; www.helenturner.com
COMMUNITY COMMUNITY COMMUNITY
AIRPORT WINDOW DISPLAYS
HAL side: “The Humble Plantation House – a sense of place”
United side: “Malama HULEIA”
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)
Kauai Community Players 2020 Season:
The Rocky Horror Show — This cult classic is over 40 years old and is playing to sold out audiences nationwide. Sweethearts Brad and Janet, stuck with a flat tire during a storm, discover the eerie mansion of Dr. Frank-N-Furter, a transvestite scientist.
Written by Richard O’Brien, directed by Jennifer Takenaka
She Kills Monsters — A comedic romp into the world of fantasy role-playing games, She Kills Monsters tells the story of Agnes Evans as she leaves her childhood home in Ohio following the death of her teenage sister.
Written by Qui Nguyen, directed by Jenna Cedusky
Noises Off – Noises Off is a farcical comedy of legendary proportions which, in three acts, shows what is happening on stage and behind the scenes while a chaotic theatre company is performing “Nothing On.”
Written by Michael Frayn; directed by Arnold Meister
Hair – Hair tells the story of the “tribe”, a group of politically active, long-haired hippies of the “Age of Aquarius” living a bohemian life in New York City and fighting against conscription into the Vietnam War.
Books & Lyrics by Gerome Ragni & James Rado; Music by Galt MacDermot’
Directed by Kevin Schwoebel
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, 10:00 am – 3:00 pm, Kalalea Anahola Farmers’ Hui,
Wednesdays, 3 – 4:30 pm, Kapaa New Town Park
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
Kauai County Farm Bureau presents:
Wednesdays, 3:30 – 6:00 pm, Kauai Culinary Market, The Shops at Kukuiula
Saturdays, 9:30 am – 1:00 pm, Kauai Community Market, KCC parking lot
Info: KCFB (808) 855-5429; KCC Market Manager (808) 652-3217
The Mokan Nokan Show
Broadcasting 5 times a week on OC16 Channel 12
Kauai Profile and Interesting Things Happening on Kauai
View Episode #19 — http://mokannokan.com/the-
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
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)
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, email@example.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 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
Anahola location – call for directions
Free and open to the public
www.kauaikirtan.com, (808) 551-6610
Every Tuesday, 10:00 a.m. — 11:30 a.m.
Kauai Baby Swimming Safety Skills
Lava Lava Beach Club
Info: Anastasia, firstname.lastname@example.org
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: www.dolphintouch.org 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 www.kauaiinn.com;
Supporter of the Garden Island Arts Council
CULTURE CULTURE CULTURE CULTURE
Wednesdays, 5:00 – 6:00 pm
Hula ‘Auana Class
Instructor: Sherri “Puni” Patrick
New session begins every quarter
At the Kauai Musuem
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
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, LM@hawaii.rr.com
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@
Ongoing Thursdays, 4:00 – 5:30 pm
“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
Kilauea Dance & Fitness Center
Info: Call Fern Merle-Jones, (808) 639-0964; email@example.com
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.
Info: (808) 337-1005
DANCE DANCE DANCE DANCE DANCE
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 www.KauaiDanceTheatre.
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 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 Sunday, 4:30-7:30 pm
Paco’s Tacos Cantina, Poipu
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, firstname.lastname@example.org; (808) 826,9633
Wednesday nights, 6:00 – 9:00 pm
Easy Living Jazz Duet — Helen Turner, flute; Jeff Iglesia, guitar
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 email@example.com
EXERCISE EXERCISE EXERCISE EXERCISE
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: www.puuwaifitnesskauai.com
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; firstname.lastname@example.org
Rose’s classes have support recognition from County of Kauai
Every Monday, Wednesday, Friday, 8:30 – 9:45 am
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”