For Kauai Calendar Events for January 2018 All these events and more can be seen on our online calendar where you can add them yourself, or email them to for us to do for you

Fridays till March 10, 5-7 pm Friday Folk Dancing
Balkan dancing workshops. Dances and songs of Southeastern Europe and the Middle East. Interesting music, unusual rhythms, culture, history. Non-partner; everyone welcome! Free. At Lihue Neighborhood Center. Info Sonia 320-848, or Don

Now till January 5 Kauai Society of Artists Small Works Show
View and buy local art. At KSA exhibition space, Kukui Grove. Info 245-2782,,

Jan 2-5, 9am-3 pm Winter Break Critter Camp
Winter Critter Camp at Kauai Humane Society for ages 7-12. Dog training, arts, crafts, games, outdoor activities, socializing with shelter animals plus educational speakers. $150, plus early drop off and late pick up available for $10 each. Info 632-0610, ext 103,

Friday, January 5, 5-9 pm, 8th Annual Kauai Klassics
Fundraiser for Kauai United Way with: Emil Miland, cello – San Francisco Opera Orchestra, Robert Nakea, piano – Honolulu concert pianist, Jane Marvine, oboe – Baltimore Symphony, and James Olin, piano – Peabody Institute. Pieces by Clara Schumann, Saint-Saens, Rachmaninoff, Chopin, Piazzolla and others. Travel packages to be auctioned. Tickets GA $25, pre concert reception and concert $75. At St. Michael’s Church. Info 245-2043,

Friday, January 5, 8 pm Comedy on Kauai
With Oahu Comedians: Kat Moore, Derek Reimers, Jasmine Bautista and Jose Dynamite. At Trees Lounge in Kapaa. $15 adv/$20 door. Tickets from Tree’s Lounge 823-0600, and

Saturday, January 6, 8-10 am Resolution Run 5K Race
Hosted by Pu’uwai Canoe Club, the Resolution Run will wind through the newly opened public trails at Hokuala resort in Lihue. This race will be an opportunity to experience trails and scenic views you never knew existed! $30. Info

January 6-7, 17th Annual Homegrown Music Festival
Music from: G Love, Ozomatli, Santiago Soto, Mike Love, Ron Artis II, Sashamon, and many more. Food, crafts, kids zone. Sat, 4:20-10 pm, Sun, Noon-9 pm. At Princeville Ranch, Po’oku meadow. All ages, 14 and under free. Tickets and more info

Tuesday, January 9, 5:30 pm Voices of Climate Change and Conservation: A Panel Discussion
Part of the Earth Matters Public Lecture Series. Join this panel of experts representing decades of experience and diverse backgrounds in science and environmental policy and planning as they examine the connections between climate change and conservation in Hawaii. At KCC Campus center Cafeteria. Free. Info

Wednesdays, January 10-Feb 14, 5:30-9:30 pm Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Course
CERT is a six-week disaster and emergency preparedness course that is tailored to citizens and taught by firefighters. It is free to residents as part of a program sponsored by the Kauai Fire Department and the Kauai Emergency Management Agency. Participants will learn about different types of disasters and how to prepare and respond. At Kauai Fire Department Training Center, 4444 Rice Street, Ste. 315. To register

Thursday, January 11, 7 pm An Evening with Judy Collins
Presented by Blue Bears Hawaii. At Kauai Beach Resort. Tickets $45, Gold Circle Tables $65. Info

January 12-February 4 A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum
Arnold Meister will direct this classic by Stephen Sondheim. One of the funniest musicals ever written for Broadway, light, fast-paced, witty, and irreverent. Performances Fri, Sat and Sun opening weekend, and Thurs, Fri, Sat at 7 pm and Sun at 4 pm the 2nd, 3rd and 4th weekends. At Puhi Theatrical Warehouse. Info 635-6475,,

Saturday, January 13, 5 pm Vegan Kitchen Workshop with Hollis Dana
Learn to make a vegan meal that will satisfy both your taste buds and your belly. In this cooking class you will make a Mexican meal to live for! Black bean tacos, Spanish rice and Mexican coleslaw will be prepared and enjoyed for dinner. Each student will take home three class-made vegan, whole-food condiments to enjoy. At The Monkeypod Jam Shop. $90. Info

Sunday, January 14, 11am- 4 pm EKK Music Workshops
With Uncle George Kahumoku Jr. Max Angel, Sterling Seaton and Nancy Kahumoku. Workshops: 11-12 Beginning ‘Ukulele (Max); 12-1 Slack Key ‘Ukulele (George); 1-2 lunch and Hawaiian Songs and Singing; 2-3 Slack Key Guitar C Tuning (Sterling); 2-3 Beginning Slack Key Guitar (George); 3-4 Hula (Nancy); Plus one-on-one lessons. At Kauai Beach Resort Jasmine Ballroom. $85 per person, including lunch (need to place order). Scholarships available for students – need to apply. Inquire

Monday, January 15, 6 pm Diplo
EDM DJ, record producer, and songwriter Diplo performing live at Electric Palms at Poipu Beach Athletic Club. All ages. Tickets $35-$55 from Deja Vu Surf Kukui Grove, Progressive Expressions Rainbow Gas and Mini Mart in Kapaa, Pono Market, Hanalei Surf and online at

Mondays, January 15-March 19, 6-9 pm E Kanikapila Kakou 2018
Celebrating 35 Years of EKK with a great line up and two ticketed concerts: Mon, Jan 15, George Kahumoku, Jr., Sterling Seaton, Max Angel, Nancy Kahumoku • Mon, Jan 22, Jeff Peterson • Mon, Jan 29, Malie Foundation “Community Hula Night” • Mon, Feb 5, Aldrine Guerrero • Mon, Feb 12, Mark Yamanaka with Bert Naihe and Edward Atkins • Mon, Feb 19, Ku’uipo Kumukahi and Friends • Mon, Feb 26, Darlene Ahuna, Tani Waipa, Duane Yamada from Hawai’i Island: 6-7 pm: “What he said? Understanding Hawaii’s Pidgin English” (a comedy sketch) by “Da Aunties Four What?” – Makaala Kaaumoana, “Auntie Choppah”, Hob Osterlund, “Auntie Kay Den”, Sandy Wann Swift, “Auntie Tita”, Sabra Kauka, “Auntie Koo” • Mon, March 5, Kuhio Travis, 6-7 ‘ukulele hour by Lady Ipo Kahaunaele • Mon, March 12, Herb Ohta, Jr., Bryan Tolentino, Chris LKW Kamaka, Christopher Kamaka Jr., Casey Kamaka, 6-7 “Introducing the Kamaka ‘Ukulele Family” – video and talk story, 7-9 Herb Ohta, Jr. and Bryan Tolentino and the Kamaka Family • Mon, March 19, Makana Ticketed Concert. All events held at Kauai Beach Resort Jasmine Ballroom. Info,

January 16-17, 6-8 pm Auditions For Dog Sees God; Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead
When CB’s dog dies from rabies, CB begins to question the existence of an afterlife. Auditions at Puhi Theatrical Warehouse. Callbacks on Jan 20, 11 am. Rehearsals to begin end of Jan. Performances are Thurs, Fri and Sat at 7 pm and Sun at 4 pm March 30-April 15. Info

Wednesdays & Fridays, Starting January 17, 5-6:30 pm Hawaiian Language: Elementary Conversation
Six week course to be held twice a week. Basic standard Hawaiian will be taught through written and oral exercises. Students are expected to attend and participate in class and complete any ha’awina (assignments) for discussion. At the successful completion of this course, the student will: be able to carry on simple conversations using descriptive sentences, two types of equational sentences, and simple verb sentences, understand the relationship of language to an indigenous culture. At KCC. $195. Info

January 19-21 Kauai Voices Concert – A Banquet of Voices
Kauai Voices, the island’s highly popular 40-member auditioned choral ensemble, showcases its vocal versatility and diversity of styles, including classic contemporary, Latin rock, Broadway, African, jazz, gospel, Hawaiian, movies, Cuban, speaking choir, sound choir and classical. Friday and Saturday, January 19-20, at 7:30 pm and Sunday, January 21, at 3 pm. At St. Michael’s Church, 4364 Hardy Street. Tickets $15 adv $20 door. Info 838-3006

Sunday, January 28, 7 pm E Kanikapila Kakou Led Kaapana in Concert
Ticketed EKK concert. Led Kaapana with Jesse Gregorio on bass at Aqua Kauai Beach Resort, Wailua. General Admission $30, available at Kauai Music & Sound, Kamoa ‘Ukulele Company, Scotty’s Music House, Island Soap & Candleworks Koloa, Da Wine Shop,
Kalaheo Café & Coffee Co., Banana Patch Gallery, Hawaiian Music Hut Princeville. Preferred Seating $35, available at Info

February 1-8 The Inspirational Film Festival
Your opportunity to see 22 wonderful classic films at Kukui Grove Cinema in Lihue on the big screen the way they were meant to be seen. Tickets may be shared with friends and family, 22 films for one $20 ticket! Thursday, Feb 1, 4 pm Good Will Hunting, 6:20 pm The Green Mile • Friday, Feb 2, To Kill a Mockingbird, 3:30 pm, Freedom Writers, 5:50 pm, Soul Surfer, 8:10pm • Saturday, Feb 3, The Pursuit of Happyness, 1 pm, Awakenings, 3:15 pm, Pay It Forward, 5:30pm, Rain Man, 7:45pm • Sunday, Feb 4, Life Is Beautiful, 2 pm, The Blind Side, 4:10 pm • Monday, Feb 5, Sounder, 3:30 pm, Field of Dreams, 5:20 pm, Amadeus, 7:15 pm • Tuesday, Feb 6, National Velvet, 4 pm, Forest Gump, 6:20 pm • Wednesday, Feb 7, Stand and Deliver, 3:30 pm, Breaking Away, 5:20 pm, A Beautiful Mind, 7:15 pm • Thursday, Feb 8, Million Dollar Baby, 4 pm, Warrior, 6:30 pm. Info 245-5055,

February 2-3, 3rd Annual Kauai Steel Guitar Festival
Friday, Feb 2: 10am-4 pm, performances, 5-8 pm, music workshops, 8:30-10 pm, Kanikapila jam sessions, all invited to join. Saturday, Feb 3: 10am-8 pm performances open to the public, free admission, 8:30-10 pm, Kanikapila jam sessions, all invited to join. At Courtyard Marriott Kauai, Coconut Beach, Kapaa. Free. Info Alan Akaka 375-9379,,

February 2-4, 12th Annual All Angels Jazz Festival
Friday night 7 pm: Matt Lammler with Abe Lagrimas Jr and Darryl Miyasato, plus Kauai’s Rumba de Fuego, Saturday night 7 pm: Hawaii Jazz ukulele virtuoso Benny Chong with bassist Byron Yasui, plus Tierney Sutton with Latin Jazz great Gabriel Espinosa. Tickets $50 adv/$60 door per night or $90 for both. Sunday’s Free Jazz Mass is at 8:30 and 11 am, with the theme ‘Live Love Louder!’ and the All Angels Jazz Mass soloists and guest instrumentalists, offering accepted. Tickets and more

February 8-18 Kauai Quilt Show
Come and see over 70 locally made quilts on display, many for sale. Designated donation quilts for sale with 100% of proceeds to go to a Kauai Non-Profit Organization of buyer’s choice. At KSA Art Gallery, Kukui Grove. Info Lea 652-2261,,

Saturday, February 10, 9:30am-3 pm Feng Shui Benefit Workshop With Grandmaster Hong
Join Grandmaster Hong for a day devoted to making the most of the New Year. This benefit workshop provides practical every-day-tools for enhancing your Health, Finance, Romance and Family all within the context of the Feng Shui tradition. The participants will gain an understanding of the energetic influences to be experienced during 2018, Year of the Dog. At Happiness Planting Center, Lihue. Proceeds benefit the 501c3 nonprofit Lawai International Center. $200 before 2/3 and $225 thereafter. Lunch is included. Info 651-8893,

Tuesday, February 13, 5:30-7:30 pm, 25th Annual Eat Dessert First
The Zonta Club of Kauai invites you to Mardi Gras Night at Eat Dessert First. Proceeds go towards student Scholarships for seniors in our high schools and to assist with the education of women re-entering the work force through KCC. At Kauai Marriott. $35 adv/$40 door. Info

From Jan 10, Mondays & Wednesdays, 6 & 7:30 pm Student Massage Clinic
Student massage clinic with instructor supervision providing $35 massages at Golden Lotus Studio. To book your appointment 823-9810,

Thursdays, 4 pm Hula Classes with Halau Hula Na Lei Kupua O Kaua`i
Hula Classes for visitors and ongoing students. All are welcome. At Church of the Pacific in Princeville. For class info Fern 639-0964

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