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September 18, 2014 Events:

Events & Entertainment

Pu'uhonua

Enjoy nahenahe (sweet) music, stories, hula and smiles by Pu'uhonua.

Time
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Location
The Royal Grove
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Complimentary Cultural Programming

Ukulele Class

Time
10:00–11:00am
Location
Helumoa Hale
Learn basic chords and songs as you strum Hawai'i's best-known string instrument, introduced to the islands in the 1870s from Portugal. 25 instruments and music books are provided, but you are welcome to bring your own, or purchase one at Bob's 'Ukulele at Royal Hawaiian Center. Instructors Wainani Yim and Puake'ala Mann are seasoned performers who share favorite songs and simple chords. 1 hour, five times weekly.

Polynesian Cultural Center Performance

Time
11:00–11:45am
Location
Songs and dances from throughout Polynesia represent Hawai‘i, Aotearoa (New Zealand), Sämoa, Tahiti and more. A cast of dancers and musicians represent one Hawai'i's favorite attractions located in Lä‘ie on O‘ahu’s Windward Coast. 1 hour, three times.

Ukulele Class

Time
12:00pm–12:30pm
Location
Helumoa Hale
Once you have passed our beginner’s class, join the intermediate group. Improve your ukulele skills with new strumming techniques and finger picking to create unique music along with new chords and scales. Instructors Wainani Yim and Puake'ala Mann will guide you through classic Hawaiian songs. 1 hour, two times weekly.

Royal Hawaiian Band

Time
1–1:45pm
Location
First & Third Thursday, The Royal Grove
Established by King Kamehameha III in 1836, The Royal Hawaiian Band performs Hawaiian and classical music. The 40-member ensemble also includes singers and a hula soloist, and is led by Bandmaster Clarke Bright. 1 hour concerts, twice monthly.

Lei-Making Class

Time
1:00–2:00pm
Location
Level 1, Building A
Making, giving and wearing flower lei is synonymous with Hawaiian hospitality. Naomi Wahinekaupua Braine, owner of Aunty Bella’s Lei Stand, shares the kui method of stringing flowers using special lei needles, usally 10in length. Seasonal flowers, string and lei needles are provided. Classes accommodate up to 25 participants. 1 hour lesson.

Hula Lesson

Time
4:00–5:00pm
Location
The Royal Grove
Hula is the art of Hawaiian dance. It expresses all that we hear, see, smell, taste, touch and feel. Hula is life. The late kumu hula - dance master - Maiki Aiu Lake's philosophy expresses the depths of this Hawaiian art form. Puake'ala Mann, a kumu hula graduate of Hälau Hula o Maiki, shares basic hand gestures, footwork and body movements that accentuate mele - chant or song lyrics. 1 hour, twice weekly.

Hawaiian Entertainment

Time
6:00–7:00pm
Location
The Royal Grove
Hawaiian music and hula 'auana (hula’s modern form) fill The Royal Grove Monday through Friday at twilight. Hour-long performances feature top island entertainers with a focus on Hawaiian language musical favorites – shared with kama 'äina (locals) and malihini (visitors) with aloha.

Legends in Concert Waikiki - Mini Promotional Show

Time
7:00pm
Location
The Royal Grove
Legends in Concert is energizing, crowd-pleasing entertainment, a truly memorable and fun night out. We are confident of bringing to Waikiki a new level of cosmopolitan and entertaining nightlife that enjoys a track record of close to three decades of success.