This hula instructor is amazing - Kumu Hula (teacher
of hula) Mark Keali'i Ho'omalu of Oakland, chants in a way that rumbles your insides. On top of that he makes hula girls look like "biker babes" - was the choreographer from Disney's "Lilo and Stitch" and was commissioned by the Monterey Bay Aquarium to compose a chant and hula for the Aquarium's newest exhibit, Sharks: Myth and Mystery.
His performances are a must:
WHAT: "KE AO HOU" ("A New Beginning")
WHERE: Centennial Hall, 22292 Foothill Blvd., Hayward, California
WHEN: 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 25
TIX: $35.00 general; $75.00 VIP; VIP tickets include a pre-show reception from 6:00-7:15 p.m.
WHY: To celebrate the opening of the Academy of Hawaiian Arts in Oakland.
MORE INFO: www.ahahula.com
Other local events:
WHAT: Peven Everett + Dj's Brian Russ, Fuse One, DJ Philthy and Sake One.
WHERE: Hotel De Anza - 233 W. Santa Clara St. San Jose
WHEN: 8:30 p.m. Saturday 25
TIX: $12 at the door
WHY: Organic soulful funky jazz
MORE INFO: www.peveneverett.com
WHAT: Drama/Concert - "The Duke of Earl" featuring
special music by Masada
WHERE: Downtown Discovery Meadows/Guadalupe
WHEN: 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 25
WHY: A play that depicts the inner city life of 2 rival gangs, put to the music of a Christian version of Tower of Power