A celebration of Hawaiian arts, history, and culture at Iolani Palace.
March 29, 2015 | 11-5PM
Featuring art, crafts, music, hula, and food!
Hū `Ewa with Josh Tatofi
Hālau Nā Kamalei O Lililehua
Hālau O Ke A `Ali`i Kū Makani
Hālau Ka Liko Pua`o Kalaniākea
Streaming at http://www.hawaiipublicradio.org
Also available on Oceanic Cable Channel 865 and Hawaiian Telcom Channel 662
If you have seen/heard John before I’m sure this news will excite you, but if it is your first time, I guarantee you are in for a treat. Toby Gray (formerly sound engineer at Don Quixote’s International Music Hall) who has been the sound man for John many times in the past, will perform that important task @ Pono.
Santa Cruz’s own Patti Maxine (AKA Ace Steeler) will back up and support John as she has done whenever he comes to town. It’s fantastic, tho not surprising, how well these two blend and compliment each other. John always plays a few hulas in his shows, so dancers are certainly invited.
In a departure from the usual, there will be a cover charge of $20 for this event. Seating will be on a “first come-first seated” basis.
For more information about these performers see; http://www.johncruz.com and http://www.pattimaxine.com
Happy Hour Specials. No Cover. All Ages.
Kama'aina, Military, and Hawaii College student get 15% off food and non-alcoholic beverages, all day, everyday! (with valid ID)
280 Beachwalk Avenue, Honolulu, HI 96815
For more info call: 808-955-7383
Hyatt Regency Waikiki Beach Resort Spa
2424 Kalakaua Avenue, Honolulu, HI 96815
He is scheduled to perform there as a soloist, on Friday evenings from 6:30pm to 9:30pm. Drinks and food are available, and all ages are welcome till 9pm. Come on down!
Call to Confirm: (808) 935-9361
Schedule subject to change.
Amy & Willie K - HANA HOU!
Saturday April 4 ♦ Castle Theater 7:30 pm
Two of Hawaii’s favorite musical luminaries, together again! Amy Hanaiali’i and Willie Kahaiali’i: both are the recipients of multiple Nā Hōkū Hanohano Awards who worked together as a highly successful duo …pursued their own highly successful individual careers … and now bring it all back together again to celebrate in high style and to great heights! Each is an amazing vocalist; together they are absolutely astounding! The reunion of these two bright stars on the Hawaii music scene is a celestial experience not-to-be missed!
Tickets: $12, $28, $40, $55 plus applicable fees
ON-SALE: Tuesday March 24
OR call (808) 242-SHOW
Our week-long festival features an internationally acclaimed hula competition, an invitational Hawaiian arts fair, hula shows, and a grand parade through Hilo town.
The week-long Merrie Monarch Festival runs April 5-11, 2015.
Photo of pau rider on horseback in 2010 parade
9:00 a.m., Sunday, April 5th at the Afook Chinen Civic Auditorium. Free admission to watch performances by our local hālau.
Free Mid-day Entertainment
Daily (Monday through Friday) entertainment at the Hilo Naniloa Hotel (12 p.m.), and the Hilo Hawaiian Hotel (1 p.m.).
Merrie Monarch Invitational Hawaiian Arts Fair
9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Wednesday, April 8th through Friday, April 10th, and 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Saturday, April 11th, at the Afook-Chinen Civic Auditorium.
An annual favorite, this free event features local artists, crafters, and entertainment.
6:00 pm, Wednesday, April 8th at the Edith Kanakaʻole Stadium. An exhibition night of hula and folk dance from around the Pacific. The performances are free to the public, no tickets required.
Miss Aloha Hula
6:00 pm, Thursday, April 9th at the Edith Kanakaʻole Stadium. Individual competition for the title of Miss Aloha Hula with contestants performing hula kahiko, hula ʻauana and oli (chanting).
Group Hula Kahiko
6:00 pm, Friday, April 10th at the Edith Kanakaʻole Stadium. Hālau hula perform ancient style dances.
Group Hula ʻAuana & Awards
6:00 pm, Saturday, April 11th at the Edith Kanakaʻole Stadium. Hālau hula perform modern style dances with an awards presentation for all group winners.
Merrie Monarch Royal Parade
10:30 am, Saturday, April 11th. One of the festival's most entertaining and fun events for the entire family, the parade begins and ends at Pauahi St. and winds through downtown Hilo (Kilauea Ave. - Keawe St. - Waiānuenue Ave. - Kamehameha Ave.).
Edith Kanaka‘ole Tennis Stadium
350 Kalanikoa Street
Hilo, Hawaii 96720
Afook Chinen Civic Auditorium
323 Manono Street
Hilo, Hawaii 96720