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19th Annual Great Waikoloa ‘Ukulele Festival~Saturday March 2nd!   Leave a comment

Celebrate all things ‘ukulele on Saturday, March 2nd at the 19th Annual Great Waikoloa ‘Ukulele Festival. The free event will feature ‘ukulele giveaways, a workshop by Roy Sakuma, informational booths, and an all star line-up on three stages at Kings’ Shops and Queens’ MarketPlace.

This FREE festival starts with a very educational and fun workshop put on by world-renowned Roy Sakuma and friends at Queens’ MarketPlace. Beginners and longtime players alike can learn Roy’s style of ‘ukulele playing. Many who have come in the past have learned a song or two which are typically performed at either of the Waikoloa Beach Resort Shopping centers.

Hawai`i’s top `ukulele entertainers headline this annual musical extravaganza at Queens’ MarketPlace and Kings’ Shops. Whether you are a resident or a visitor, the rhythmic sound of the `ukulele will bring you back to a time of the beauty and magic of Old Hawai`i. The music will make you dance and be part of this once-a-year event that showcases the unique sound that is known worldwide.

This year’s line-up includes Roy Sakuma, John Keawe, Widdy Loo, Brian Vasquez, and many more. Performances kick off at 11am at Kings’ Shops and 12pm at Queens’ MarketPlace.

▪️When: Saturday, March 2

▪️Time: Kick off at 12:00 pm

▪️Where: Queens’ MarketPlace Coronation Pavilion

▪️For more information, visit http://www.queensmarketplace.net

Hope to see you there!

Warm Aloha~

Karen E. Bail

808-936-4640

Fax: 808-883-2263

RB-16072

kebail@aloha.net

http://www.KarenBail.com

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Moku O Keawe International Hula Festival~February 21-24, 2019 at Waikoloa Beach Resort   Leave a comment

Moku O Keawe International Hula Festival

Moku O Keawe’s signature event returns to Waikoloa Beach Resort with both traditional and modern forms of hula, plus workshops by esteemed practitioners, lectures, and exhibitions.

Welina Mai Ke Aloha!

The Moku O Keawe International Hula Festival was founded on the principals of hula, its teachings, and the related arts and crafts.  We continue to keep our mission alive through performances, workshops, and a competition.  

Our signature event returns to Waikoloa Bowl on February 21, 2019.  The competition will feature halau showcasing various age groups both in traditional and modern forms.  Registration is open for the competition, inviting you to submit your request!

We offer workshops by esteemed judges and practitioners.  There will be informative lectures on traditions, methods, and style.  We also invite you to the Exhibitions, a program that initiates and teaches novice groups.

We offer a historic perspective to hula!  E hele mai!  

Ola ka hula!  Ola ke ola!

Sig Zane

Moku O Keawe Foundation, President

▪️When: Thursday – Sunday, February 21 – 24, 2019

▪️Where: Queens’ MarketPlace and the Waikoloa Bowl

▪️For festival’s schedule visit the website at: https://www.mokif.com

Hope to see you there!

Warm Aloha~

Karen E. Bail

808-936-4640

Fax: 808-883-2263

RB-16072

kebail@aloha.net

http://www.KarenBail.com

Waimea Cherry Blossom Heritage Festival this Saturday!   Leave a comment

Waimea Cherry Blossom Heritage Festival is this Saturday!

The festival showcases the 60+ year old cherry trees planted at Church Row Park and the Japanese tradition of viewing them – hanami.

The festival includes a variety of activities during the day at venues throughout Waimea – look for pink banners identifying site locations from the Parker Ranch Historic Homes on Mamalahoa Hwy. 190 to the Hawaiian Homestead Farmer’s Market on Hwy. 19.

Enjoy an all day lineup of Japanese and multi-cultural performing arts, plus hands-on demonstrations of bonsai, origami, traditional tea ceremony, and mochi pounding, and a host of colorful craft fairs.

Free shuttle transportation among most venues. For more info, please call 808-961-8706.

Festival Information:

▪️Date: 2/2/2019 (Saturday)

▪️Address: Church Row Park, 65-1108 Mamalahoa Hwy , Waimea, 96743

▪️Location: Waimea, HI

▪️Hours: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m

▪️Cost/Cover: Free

▪️Web Page: https://www.facebook.com/pg/waimea-cherry-blossom-heritage-f

▪️Contact Info: (808) 961-8706

See you there!

Warm Aloha~

Karen E. Bail

808-936-4640

Fax: 808-883-2263

RB-16072

kebail@aloha.net

http://www.KarenBail.com

Asian Fest at Queens’ MarketPlace at Waikoloa Beach Resort~Friday February 1st!   Leave a comment

Asian Fest at Queens’ Marketplace at Waikoloa Beach Resort is happening on Friday February 1st!

Come celebrate with vibrant Lion Dances, food samplings and live entertainment at this FREE event.  

Lions and Taiko Drums! Welcome the Year of the Pig at the exciting “Asian Fest” at Queens’ MarketPlace. Make sure you have your lycee (red envelope) ready with “lettuce” to feed the Lion and ensure good health and fortune in 2019.

More than Chinese New Year, Asian Fest brings together the fun and fascinating Far East traditions that came to Hawai`i and still inspire residents and visitors from everywhere!

Details:

▪️When: Friday, February 1

▪️Time: 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm

▪️Where: Queens’ MarketPlace

Hope to see you there!

Warm Aloha~

Karen E. Bail

808-936-4640

Fax: 808-883-2263

RB-16072

kebail@aloha.net

http://www.KarenBail.com

Jake Shimabukuro in Concert at the Westin Hapuna Beach~Sunday January 13th!   Leave a comment

Jake Shimabukuro in Concert at the Westin Hapuna Beach!

Don’t miss Hawai’i Island’s event of the season! Ukelele superstar Jake Shimabukuro, one of the most exceptional and innovative ukelele players of our time, returns for HPAF’s Annual Scholarship Fundraiser. All proceeds from this fundraiser will assist aspiring young artists from Hawai’i Island, as well as those worldwide, to study and perform during HPAF’s 2019 Summer Festival.

Date: 1/13/2019 (Sunday)

Address: Hapuna Beach Westin, 62-100 Kaunaoa Drive, Waimea, HI 96743

Hours: 2:00 pm

Cost/Cover: $85 – $100

Web Page: http://www.hawaiiperformingartsfestival.org/event/jake-shimabukuro-in-concert/

Contact Info: 808-880-1111

See you there!

Warm Aloha~

Karen E. Bail

808-936-4640

Fax: 808-883-2263

RB-16072

kebail@aloha.net

http://www.KarenBail.com

Kick of the holiday season at Christmas with the Chefs! Saturday December 1st🎄   Leave a comment

Kick of the holiday season and celebrate the 30th year of the Big Island’s premier holiday extravaganza!

Stroll the scenic seaside while enjoying fine local cuisine and festive libations throughout the Luau Grounds at Kamakahonu Bay.

•Tasting Stations

• Beer & Wine

• Live Music

• Silent Auction

Order tickets online at: http://www.konakohalachefs.org
Individual Tickets: $90 / VIP Tables of 10: $1250 (includes wines & table service)

TICKETS AVAILABLE AT
West Side Wines • Kona Coffee & Tea • The Spoon Shop • Host Hotel

Courtyard King Kamehameha’s Kona Beach Hotel is offering a special event room rate and package. To book, call (808) 331-6330 and ask for the Christmas With The Chefs room rates.

Saturday, December 1, 2018 • 5:30 pm
Courtyard King Kamehameha’s Kona Beach Hotel

CHAPTER MISSION~The ACF Kona Kohala Chefs Association members are industry leaders committed to culinary enrichments through professional development and education in our community.

The American Culinary Federation, founded in 1929, is the largest professional, not for profit organization for Chefs and Cooks in the United States. ACF membership provides opportunities for professional development, career building, and networking. More that 20,000 culinarians and food service professionals have joined the ACF for information, education, inspiration, and prestige.

The Kona-Kohala Chapter~Our Island Chapter was started in 1980 with twelve members. Today, there are more than fifty chapter members, plus a College Junior Chef Chapter and a High School Junior Chef Chapter.This group of food service professionals, vendors, and growers attend a monthly meeting on the first Wednesday of the month, from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm. The meetings are held at various restaurants and hotels in West Hawaii. We invite you to attend our next meeting and join our Kona-Kohala Chapter.

The Big Island of Hawaii offers many culinary events throughout the year. Our chapter holds two fundraising events. The premier Christmas event is in its 28th year and assists with scholarships for our members and student culinarians.

Our second benefit is “Culinary Arts Under the Stars” held at the Kings’ Shops. This benefit is directed towards the culinary program at Hawai`i Community College-Palamanui (through our endowment). Some proceeds from the silent auction benefit our ACF Chef and Child Foundation Program: a philanthropic arm of the ACF.

The American Culinary Federation Kona Kohala Chefs Association Charitable & Education Fund is a 501c3 non-profit organization

Hope to see you there!

Warm Aloha~

Karen E. Bail

808-936-4640

Fax: 808-883-2263

RB-16072

kebail@aloha.net

http://www.KarenBail.com

Kealii Reichel & Hawane Rios Benefit Concert for HCCOH~Saturday October 20th!   Leave a comment

Kealii Reichel & Hawane Rios Benefit Concert for the Hawaiian Cultural Center of Hamakua is on Saturday October 20, 2018!

Kings’ Shops is happy to join the efforts of the Hawaiian Cultural Center of Hamakua (HCCOH) to put on a fabulous night of fundraising through food, libations and the beautiful voices of Hawane Rios and world famous Kealii Reichel. Darde Gamayo will emcee the night’s festivities. All proceeds raised from ticket sales will go directly to the center via The Hilo-Hamakua Community Development Corporation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, the acting fiscal agent for HCCOH.

Tickets for the concert only are $50 each. The concert will start at 7 p.m. Seating will be by sections with no assigned seating. You will get seated in your sections on a first come, first serve basis.

Tickets for food tastings from our fabulous Kings’ Shops restaurants and Kohala Coast neighboring restaurants will start at 5:30 p.m. at the Roy’s Waikoloa Bar & Grill entrance of Kings’ Shops. We will feature Roy’s Waikoloa Bar & Grill, Foster’s Kitchen, A-Bay’s Island Grill, Tommy Bahama Restaurant, Mai Grille by Chef Hess and Lava Lava Beach Club. The $100 ticket gets you the food tastings, entrance to the beer & wine garden at center stage with live entertainment from the Hawaiian Cultural Center of Hamakua and preferred seating for the concert. Again, seating will be by sections and no assigned seating, but the preferred section will be closer to the stage than general seating. You will get seated in your sections on a first come, first serve basis.

The $150 ticket will allow you to enjoy the food tastings, beer & wine garden, premium seating for the concert (within the first 2 rows) with no assigned seats, and a personal meet and greet with Kealii Reichel at a private champagne reception after the concert. Tickets are very limited.

$100 & $150 ticketholders check in at the reception table at the Roy’s Waikoloa Bar & Grill entrance starting at 5:15 p.m. You will need to provide your paper ticket, online ticket printout, or ID for will call tickets to gain entrance – no exceptions. Food tents and the beer & wine garden will shut down promptly at 7 p.m.

$50 ticketholders check in at the reception table near Michael Kors starting at 6:45 p.m. You will need to provide your paper ticket, online ticket printout, or ID for will call tickets to gain entrance – no exceptions.

More Information~

▪️Date: 10/20/2018 (Saturday)

▪️Location: Kings’ Shops, 69-250 Waikoloa Beach Drive Waikoloa, HI

▪️Hours: 5:30 PM

▪️Cost/Cover: $52.74 w/service fee

▪️Web Page: http://www.hccoh.org

▪️Contact Info: 808-494-0626

Hope to see you there!

Warm Aloha~

Karen E. Bail

808-936-4640

Fax: 808-883-2263

RB-16072

kebail@aloha.net

http://www.KarenBail.com