Anaina Hou, home of the Kilauea Mini Golf and Porter Pavilion, continues to host Kauai events for residents and travelers alike. We are lucky to have this venue on the north shore. Following are the events scheduled for February 2020. Come join the fun!
Every Wednesday (Except Christmas) – Ahi Lele Luau Fire Show
Fire Dancing, Storytelling, and the Exhilarating Beat of Polynesian Drumming. Every Wednesday at Anaina Hou Porter Pavilion. Doors open at 6:00 pm. Arrive early to reserve your seats. Seating is limited and the show does sell out, so book your tickets in advance.
For more information or to purchase tickets, visit: http://anainahou.org/events/fire-show/
Friday, February 7th
Trivia Night! Generally the first Friday of the month is Trivia Night at Anaina Hou. Get in the game just for fun, or get competitive and bring your trivia expert friends and family to win the ultimate bragging rights! Visitors and residents join up at tables to answer 40 questions. Doors open at 5:00; Gaming starts at 6:00 and runs for two hours. Tables may be reserved here, or just drop in and join a team. Snacks and drinks available for purchase. Food truck(s) on site. It’s free!
Friday, February 14th
Live music by Melvin Seals & JGB, featuring John Kadlecik. From their website:
“Melvin Seals has been a powerful presence in the music industry for over 30 years with a long-established reputation as a performer, recording artist and producer. Melvin is most revered for his powerful, high-spirited, Hammond B-3 organ, and keyboards in the Jerry Garcia Band. Melvin spun his B-3 magic with the Jerry Garcia Band for 18 years and in doing so helped pioneer and define what has now become “Jam Band Music”. From blues to funk to rock to jazz, Melvin Seals serves up a tasty mix with a little R&B and gospel thrown in to spice things up.
Melvin and JGB brings an intuitive, expressive style, soul, spontaneity and remarkable chops to the table. With acoustic and electric ingredients and unique combinations of Dave Hebert’s guitar and vocals, Pete Lavezzoli’s hearty drums and, of course, a heapin’ helpin’ of the wizard’s magic on Hammond B-3 Organ and keyboards. Along with backing vocals, the result is a most satisfying blend of natural organic grooves that challenges genre boundaries. Their chemistry is the focus from which they create a spontaneous and high art where the sky is the limit musically. They offer an exciting, often psychedelic musical journey that changes nightly and keeps the audience dancing and smiling (and some staring in amazement) for hours.
In addition to the often played staples, the band has recently been exploring the back catalog and performing a ton of super rare tunes, some of which The Jerry Garcia Band played only a few times over all those years.
Adding his rock-gospel-soul-rhythm and blues touch with his funky style of playing, no wonder Jerry nicknamed him “Master of the Universe”. Melvin continues to treat music lovers to his unique brand of melodic flavor with JGB. Come see and hear for yourself!”
Doors open at 6:00, Music starts at 7:00. Food trucks available.
Tickets are $39 for the first 100 sold; then $45. Buy tickets here.
Friday, February 17 – 23
Social Awareness Film Festival – From Anaina Hou’s website:
“We will feature a theme each year that focuses on the opportunity to enlighten and create understanding on a broad range of topics that speak to the challenges and beauty of being a human being on this amazing planet; things like agriculture, the environment, and climate change, art & culture, socio-economic issues, LGBTQIA+ issues, geopolitical issues, revolutionary and reformist changes, race, religion, and immigration. This year’s theme will be “Immigration & Indigenous people”
Dolores – a working class wife and mother helps to establish a farmer’s union
Moananuiakea – celebrates the historic Malama Honua worldwide journey
Joseph Pulitzer – warned of “fake news” long ago
Hawaiian – the legend of Eddie Aikau
Tribal Justice – two Native American women strive to reduce incarceration rates and heal their people
Sweet Dreams – a group of Rwandan women work for peace
February 17th to 22nd: 5:30 – 9:30
Sunday, February 23rd: 1:00 – 5:00
Tickets: $12, $8 for students, VIP available
For more information and tickets, visit: http://anainahou.org/social-awareness-film-festival/
Friday, February 28th
Pau Hana Friday! Live music by Jordy Fleming, a seventeen year old Kauai native. From her CD Release Party at Hanalei Strings:
Doors open at 5:00. Drinks available from 5:00 to 7:00. Music from 6:00 to 9:00. Food truck(s) available. $5.00
For more information about Jordy, visit here.
For tickets, book here.
Every Saturday – Farmers Market (9:00 – 1:00)
Every Day – Mini Golf and Botanical Gardens
This one-of-a-kind mini golf is 18 holes of pure fun surrounded by a Hawaiian Botanical Garden. Journey through the history of Hawaii and its tropical flora, while water hazards, pipe shots and other obstacles make for a fun and challenging game for all ages. The Par 47 mini golf course is ADA accessible.
9:00 AM to 6:00 PM (Last golfer starts at 5:00)
Ages 13+ – $18.50
Ages 4 to 12 – $15.00
Ages 3 and younger – Free
Last Sunday of the month – Kama’aina Sunday – free for residents of Kauai – 10:00 to 2:00.
Anaina Hou – Porter Pavilion
5-2723 Kuhio Highway
Kilauea, HI 96754
Mahalo, Anaina Hou, for hosting so many fun, and often free, events on the north shore of Kauai. Hopefully you will be able to enjoy one or more of these activities over the next few months.
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