Aunty Beverly Apana Moraoka

On Friday, Dec. 14, Aunty Beverly Muraoka celebrates the 25th anniversary of her halau — and her retirement. Photo by Anne E. O’Malley

Six Family Picks for the Weekend, Dec. 14-16

1. Aunty Bev, Dec. 14

Celebrating not only the holidays, but the 25th anniversary of Aunty Beverly Apana Muraoka’s halau hula, Healani’s Hula Halau and also, Aunty Bev’s retirement, there will be a performance of hula on Friday, Dec. 14 at the Kaua`i Veterans War Memorial Convention Hall from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Aunty Bev is an institution. Expect the hall, the musical guests from far and wide and the performances to run over. Arrive early for a seat. For information, call 822.1451.

Cast of “My Three Angels”

The cast of “My Three Angels,” a Kaua`i Community Players production. Seated (l-r): David Scott, Wil Welsh. Standing (l-r): Dottie Bekeart, stage manager; Bobbee Downs; Dana Bekeart; Thom Newman; Mackenzie Moen; Bailey Hutton; Jo Grande; Chad Dellatan; Jonel Langenfeld, director

2. My Three Angels opens Dec. 14

My Three Angels, a Christmas comedy melodrama presented as a staged reading, opens on Friday, December 14 at 7 p.m. at the Puhi Theatrical Warehouse, followed by a reception Director Jonel Langenfeld and the cast. Food and beverages will be served.

Tickets are $10 for the opening week and $15 for the rest of the three-week run that takes place on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 7 p.m. and on Sundays at 4 p.m. The play continues through December 30.

Members, students and seniors receive discounts. For tickets, call 800-838-3006 or visit online at For information, call 808-245-7700.

3. A Silver Anniversary Concert at KCC on Friday, Dec. 14

Kaua`i Community College Instrumental Ensembles present A Silver Anniversary Concert — 25 years of playing beautiful music. The concert will be held at the KCC Performing Arts Center at 7 p.m. and is free and open to the public.

Included on the playlist are Schubert’s Unfinished Symphony, O Holy Night, Sleigh Ride, Beethoven’s Egmont, Take Five by Paul Desmond — recorded by the Dave Brubeck Quartet in 1959, and more.

For information, call 808-387-6772, 808-652-5374.

The Kaua`i Chorale

The Kaua`i Chorale performs Dec. 15-16. Photo by Anne E. O’Malley

4. Kaua`i Chorale Sings The Many Joys of Christmas Dec. 15-16

The Kaua’i Chorale presents two concerts for this holiday season with the theme The Many Joys of Christmas. Conductor Lois Ricciardi will lead the chorale on Saturday, Dec. 15 at the KCC Performing Arts Center at 7:30 p.m.

The group will perform again on Sunday, Dec. 16 at the St. Regis Princeville Resort at 5 p.m.

Tickets are $10/adults with advance purchase; $2/door; $5/students. Ticket outlets include: Aloha ‘n Paradise, Waimea; Kalaheo Cafe and Coffee, Kalaheo; Kauai Music and Sound, Kapaa; Lappert’s Ice Cream, Princeville and Kukui’ula; North Shore Pharmacy, Kilauea; Pictures Plus, Kukui Grove Lihue; Pono Market, Kapaa; Scotty’s Music, Kalaheo; Talk Story Bookstore, Hanapepe; Zack’s Frozen Yogurt, Coconut Marketplace

For information, call 808-337-1882 or 808-822-5633

Discounted valet parking will be available at the St. Regis.

Caylin Spear displays her  encaustics on wood. They are original seascape paintings made with wax. Photo courtesy Women Artists of Kauai.

Caylin Spear displays her encaustics on wood. They are original seascape paintings made with wax. Photo courtesy Women Artists of Kauai.

5. NTBG and Women Artists of Kaua`i hold Art Festival Dec. 16

The National Tropical Botanical Garden and the Women Artists of Kaua’i present their 4th Annual Winter Fine Art Festival on NTBG’s ‘Ohana Day, Sunday, Dec. 16, from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the South Shore Visitors Center across from Spouting Horn in Po`ipu.

It’s a free family event featuring great holiday fun, fine art, and live music Gallery quality art will be available in a variety of styles and mediums including paintings, photography, mixed media, and more from artists including Anna Skaradzinska, Patrice Pendarvis, Caylin Spear, Helen Turner, Marionette Taboniar, Rhonda Forsberg, and Bonita Hensley.

Dr. Matt Miller will provide musical entertainment on guitar from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., followed by the Easy Living Jazz Christmas Concert from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and Hula from 1 p.m. to 1:45 p.m.

A portion of the proceeds from art sales on this day will be donated directly to the Garden. NTBG’s Southshore Visitors Center is located across from Spouting Horn at 4425 Lawa`i Rd, Po`ipu. For information, call 808-742-2433 or visit online at

Halau Hula o Leilani

Halau Hula o Leilani will present “A Kaua`i Christmas” on Sunday, Dec. 16. Photo courtesy of Darryl Low

6. Halau Hula o Leilani presents A Kaua`i Christmas” Dec. 16

A Kaua`i Christmas performed by Halau Hula `O Leilani under the direction of Kumu Hula Leilani Rivera Low. It will take place on Sunday, Dec. 16 at the Kaua`i Veterans War Memorial Convention Hall. Performance starts at 7 p.m.; doors open earlier. Tickets are $15. For information, Email or call 808-651-0682.