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Hawaii in the Foothills: 2014 Events in Nevada County

HAWAIIAN EVENTS in Nevada County

Spring 2014

UPDATE: Due to illness of Martin Pahinui and doctors orders not to travel, Ernie Cruz Jr. will be joining George Kuo and Aaron Mahi in concert February 22.  Ernie is the lead singer of the 1990’s Hawaiian super group Ka’au Crater Boys. He is a multi-time Na Hoku Hanohano award winner both with Ka’au and as a solo artist.  He has toured with HAPA and Amy Hanaiali’i Gilliom.  Visit Center for the Arts for details.

February 22: Hawaiian Slack Key Music Performance by Mahi/Kou/Cruz @ Center for the Arts, Grass Valley. Tickets @ CFA and BriarPatch

March 8:  “The Haumana” @ Magic Theatre, Nevada City. A film about Hula and Hawaiian culture. Advance Tickets ONLY @ BriarPatch or by phone (530) 913-4553. View more about the film here.

March 22:  NU High School dance competion performing “Lilo and Stitch” Hula @ Ohlone College, Fremont. NevadaUnionDance.com

April 26:  American Legion Auxiliary Luau and Hula Show @ Vets Hall, Grass Valley. Tickets (530) 432-0425

April 25-27 & May 2-3:  NU Dance Concert with Hawaiian dancing @ NU High School, Grass Valley. NevadaUnionDance.com

May 17:  Hula in the Mountains Gala & VIP Pupu Hour @ Center for the Arts, Grass Valley. Tickets @ CFA and BriarPatch. For info call (530) 518-0910 or visit our event listing.


What’s a Pūpū?

It’s a word that catches the ear – and the imagination – but if you look up the Hawaiian word ‘pūpū’ several meanings are revealed. One definition for “pūpū” is a general name for marine and land shells, but really the commonly known reference is ‘a relish, appetizer, canapé, hors dʻoeuvre; formerly, the fish, chicken, or banana served with kava’. 

Experience Pūpū’s and Island Music

Though kava is not on the menu for Hula in the Mountains, there will be plenty ono-licious (really yummy) traditional, island-style appetizers during the VIP Pūpū Hour preceding the Hula Show. This year the VIP Pūpū Hour kicks off at 5:30 pm with live music by Koa Young and Gary Cambra, two local musicians with big Hawaiian roots. VIP Pūpū Hour ticket holders get the best advanced seating to the evening show and early shopping at the Island craft booths. Get ticket info.

The Pūpū Menu 

Heavy appetizers provided this year include Polynesian meatballs, teriyaki chicken, kalua pork, macaroni salad, coconut rice balls, vegetarian pesto wraps, pineapple canoes, fruit and veggie platters, and mai tai ʻmocktailsʻ complete with an umbrella! (No alcohol served.)

We hope to see you there for a taste of the Islands, a little talk-story, amazing hula dancing, and lots of surprises.  Aloha!

Benefit Luau for C.A.T.S.

Hawaiian Luau – A Benefit for C.A.T.S.

Saturday, September 17, 2011  4 – 8 pm
The Roth Estate – 12282 North Bloomfield Road Nevada City, CA

Join us for an adventure in paradise to celebrate Hawaiian culture with authentic food, drinks, dance, and song.  Kalua Pig will be cooked onsite in an imu – luau style.

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Prizes for best Hawaiian attire – win tickets to the CATS 2012 show! Get your tickets early — Proceeds help fund the CATS (Community Asian Theater of the Sierra) Cultural Enrichment Program.

Welcome and socializing at 4pm
with music by Koa Young.

Hula entertainment at 5pm.
Dinner at 6pm.
Shave Ice vendor from 5-7pm

$25 advance, $30 door and $15 (12 & under). Available at the following locations:

Traditional Menu includes:
Kalua pig (cooked in an imu), chicken long rice, poi fresh from Hawaii (try it!), sushi, grilled pineapple and veggies, fruit kabobs, Hawaiian meatballs, macaroni salad and green salad, haupia and other Hawaiian desserts, boiled peanuts, Hawaiian shave ice, and no-host wine, beer, mai tai and pina colada.

For additional information contact Jeannie Wood at 530-265-2990 or info@catsweb.org
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