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Ukelele, Hula Shows in Waikiki this Weekend

August 6, 2009 By: Jena Tesse Fox


If your clients want authentic Hawaiian entertainment this weekend, Waikiki beach has some great choices for music and hula dancing.  

Waikiki Beach Walk’s Sunday Showcase

Hosted by Jeff Apaka, Sunday evenings bring together locals and visitors on the lawn at Waikiki Beach Walk to relax and enjoy the sounds and songs of talented island artists.

From Hawaiian and jazz, to local island folk songs, contemporary and R&B, the Sunday Showcase concerts are held weekly from 5:00-6:00 pm on the Plaza Stage at Waikiki Beach Walk.

On August 9, listen to the unique ukelele stylings of Kalei Gamiao. A recent 2009 Na Hoku Hanohano nominee, Kalei Gamiao has been playing ukulele since he was 13. Valet parking for up to four hours is available for $6.00 at the Embassy Suites-Waikiki Beach Walk (201 Beachwalk) and the Wyndham Vacation Ownership-Waikiki Beach Walk (227 Lewers Street), with any same-day purchase from any Waikiki Beach Walk merchant.

Waikiki Hula Show at the Kuhio Beach Hula Mound

Authentic Hawaiian music and hula shows by Hawaii’s finest hula halau hula (dance troupes) and Hawaiian performers can be enjoyed Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturday, weather-permitting from 6:30-7:30 p.m. at the Khi Beach Hula Mound, near
Duke Kahanamoku statue, beachside at Uluniu & Kalkaua Ave. in Waikiki. The performances are FREE and open to the public. The outdoor setting is casual, and visitors can sit on the grass or bring their own beach chairs or mats.

catch Coleen Aiu and Halau Hula O Maiki. On Sunday, On Tuesdays, Ainsley Halemanu and Hula Halau Ka Liko O Ka Palai perform, and Joan "Aunty Pudgie" Young and Puamelia is the regular entertainer on Thursdays. This Saturday, August 8,August 9, Leimomi Ho and Keali'ika'apunihonua Ke'ena A'o Hula will perform.

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