The Polynesian Cultural Center will present its 9th Annual Te Manahua Maori Cultural Competition on August 9. The competition is marked by the harmonious melodies and dances of Aotearoa (New Zealand) as well as ornate traditional Maori costumes.
As of last year, the yearly song and dance festival alternates between youth and adult competitions. This year, adults will take the stage, perpetuating the wairua (spirit) of the Maori culture. Tickets are $8 for adults and $6 for kids 3-11. Kama’aina Annual Pass holders and children under the age of three enter for free. For more information or to make reservations, call 800-367-7060 or visit www.polynesia.com.