Celebrating culture with Papakolea Serenaders

HANAMAULU — Old-style Hawaiian mele, hula lessons and performances and storytelling are all in full swing in the Jasmine Ballroom of the Kauai Beach Resort on Monday nights for several more weeks of E Kanikapila Kakou season.

Celebrate Valentine’s Day with KISS

Romance is taking on a Louisana flare at St. Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church in Lihue on Valentine’s Day as Kauai Island Singers Showcase presents the annual KISS Love Concert.

Checking out ‘Evolution’

“We have to change money into dollars to give to the performers,” said Miz Debz Saturday night during the DMD Productions’ presentation of “Evolution — The Musical Spectacular,” at the Kauai Beach Resort near Hanamaulu.

E Kanikapila Kakou back for 37th year

HANAMAULU — Hula lessons, dancing and live music are taking over the Jasmine Ballroom at the Kauai Beach Resort every Monday evening for the next 10 weeks for a Hawaiian-heritage music festival, the 37th season of E Kanikapila Kakou.

Kauai Voices prepares a ‘Mixed Plate’

Kauai Voices is serving a mixed plate of five different music genres: Blues, gospel, jazz, Hawaiian and country at their “Mixed Plate” concerts. There are four concerts coming starting this weekend.

Discovering Kauai’s ocean

John Peacock, a former maintenance worker at Kukui Grove Center, repainted the “2020” logo used for a social media contact to match the colors of the Kauai Ocean Discovery center that opened Saturday morning.

New year for the weekly market

“You’ve got to give citrus for Chinese New Year,” said Kenny Ishii, a shopper at the Kauai Community Market. “There are a lot of citrus going off now.”

Helping young musicians at Aloha Keiki Fest

Local entertainers Frank Cruz and Nick Castillo will join the Kapaa Middle School Ukulele Band for a few numbers during the third annual Aloha Keiki Fest that is a fundraiser for the Kapaa Middle School Choir and Ukulele Band.

It’s aloha for ‘Wala‘au’

“Wala‘au with Dickie Chang” is ending. It was a show on Kauai’s local TV channel that started from humble beginnings. From writing scripts in a cab to pitching the idea to investors, Chang remembered the work it took to make “Wala‘au” happen.

The man plays on

When he was in high school in Honolulu, Ed Villaruel wanted to play football. He could run, he could catch, and he had passion.

Forest fundraiser

Start off the new year supporting healthy forests at the Kekaha Harbor House with dinner and Westside hospitality at the fourth annual Ho‘omalu.

Celebrating Dr. Rizal

Rizal Day is celebrated on Dec. 30, the anniversary of the execution of Dr. Jose Rizal, who is considered a national hero in Philippine history.