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VIDEO, PHOTO UPDATE, APRIL 5: Miss Aloha Hula, Free Entertainment, Fashion, ‘Imiloa Programming

April 5, 2018, 8:23 AM HST (Updated April 6, 2018, 10:15 AM)
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HAWAI'I ISLAND: 2018 Merrie Monarch entertainment continues. More information here: http://bigislandnow.com/2018/04/05/april-5-miss-aloha-hula-free-entertainment-fashion-imiloa-programming/#BigIslandNow #BigIslandNowEntertainment #MerrieMonarch

Posted by BigIslandNow.com on Thursday, April 5, 2018

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Grand Naniloa’s George Applegate talks about the Hōkūleʻa at the hotel’s pier.

Thursday, April 5, 2018

Check back for more video and photo updates as events progress.

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Merrie Monarch Invitational Hawaiian Arts Fair
Wednesday–Friday, April 4–6, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday, April 7, 9 a.m.–4 p.m.
Afook-Chinen Civic Auditorium
An annual favorite, this free event features local artists, crafters and entertainment

Merrie Monarch Free Mid-Day Entertainment
Monday through Friday, April 2–6
Entertainment at the Grand Naniloa Hotel, noon
Entertainment at the Hilo Hawaiian Hotel, 1 p.m.

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    9 a.m.: Kumu Hula Iwalani Kalima
    10 a.m.: Musician Mailani Makainai
    11 a.m.: Merrie Monarch Invitational Hawaiian Arts Fair

    Fashion Show at Grand Naniloa Hotel
    Thursday’s show highlighted Project Runway star Ari South.

    HAWAI'I ISLAND: 2018 Merrie Monarch entertainment continues. Two fashion shows are happening at The Grand Naniloa Hotel today.More information here: http://bigislandnow.com/2018/04/05/april-5-miss-aloha-hula-free-entertainment-fashion-imiloa-programming/#BigIslandNow #BigIslandNowEntertainment #MerrieMonarch

    Posted by BigIslandNow.com on Thursday, April 5, 2018

    Miss Aloha Hula
    Thursday, April 5, 6 p.m.
    Edith Kanakaʻole Stadium
    Individual competition for the title of Miss Aloha Hula with contestants performing hula kahiko, hula ʻauana and oli (chant)

    ‘Imiloa Astronomy Center Cultural Enrichment Programming

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    ‘Imiloa Astronomy Center Cultural Enrichment Programming

    Hula Preservation Society brings together dancers from New York City’s famed Hawaiian Room to share their stories, on Thursday, April 5, at 10 a.m. From 1937 to 1966, hula and Hawaiian music were celebrated in New York City through this pioneering venue, the Hawaiian Room. Young Hawaiian talents brought their youthful spirits, energies and aloha to millions over the Room’s 30 years. Come meet these (now) elders who are still going strong in sharing their love of hula. Archival photos and clips from the documentary film “The Hawaiian Room” will be shared.

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    ‘Imiloa Astronomy Center Cultural Enrichment Programming

    On Thursday, April 5, at 1 p.m., enjoy the afternoon meeting and talking story with members of the Hōkūle‘a Crew.

    This special panel presentation will feature participants who took part as crew and vital supporters of the 1976 voyage of the iconic Hawaiian double-hulled canoe, Hōkūleʻa, on its inaugural round trip voyage to Tahiti. The panel will be moderated by Captain Gordon Piʻianaiʻa, the captain of the leg from Tahiti to Hawaiʻi and its successful and triumphant return to Hawaiʻi.

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    ‘Imiloa Astronomy Center Cultural Enrichment Programming

    Crew members will recall the challenges of organizing and launching this daunting project and the return of the modern era of deep sea voyaging and the rebirth of traditional oceanic wayfinding. It is a story that will be retold live through the first hand experiences of those who lived this part of Hawai‘i’s history.

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    ‘Imiloa Astronomy Center Cultural Enrichment Programming

    Pre-sale tickets for each Cultural Enrichment Program at ‘Imiloa are $10 ($8 for ‘Imiloa members.) Pre-sale tickets can be purchased at ‘Imiloa’s front desk, or over the phone by calling (808) 932-8901. A limited supply of tickets will be available for purchase on the day of each event for $15.

    Tommorow, Friday, April 6

    Merrie Monarch Free Mid-day Entertainment
    Monday through Friday, April 2–6
    Entertainment at the Grand Naniloa Hotel, noon
    Entertainment at the Hilo Hawaiian Hotel, 1 p.m.

    Fashion Show at Grand Naniloa Hotel
    Kini Zamora will be the focus of Friday’s show.

    Merrie Monarch Invitational Hawaiian Arts Fair
    Wednesday–Friday, April 4–6, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    Saturday, April 7, 9 a.m.–4 p.m.
    Afook-Chinen Civic Auditorium
    An annual favorite, this free event features local artists, crafters and entertainment

    ‘Imiloa Astronomy Center Cultural Enrichment Programming

    The Office of Hawaiian Affairs (OHA) proudly sponsors a presentation on hula—the traditions and innovations of hula, as well as share on the globalization and change that hula has experienced throughout the years both here in Hawaiʻi and throughout the world. The Lālākea Foundation and Ka ʻAha Hula o Hālauaola will present a forum of discussion around these topics. This panel will be presented on Friday, April 6, at 10 a.m.

    Hōkūleʻa at the Grand Naniloa Hotel pier, Aprill 5, 2018.

    Merrie Monarch free mid-day entertainment, Monday through Friday, April 2–6 starting at noon at the Grand Naniloa Hotel.

    Merrie Monarch free mid-day entertainment, Monday through Friday, April 2–6 starting at noon at the Grand Naniloa Hotel.

    Merrie Monarch free mid-day entertainment, Monday through Friday, April 2–6 starting at noon at the Grand Naniloa Hotel.

    Merrie Monarch free mid-day entertainment, Monday through Friday, April 2–6 starting at noon at the Grand Naniloa Hotel.

    Merrie Monarch free mid-day entertainment, Monday through Friday, April 2–6 starting at noon at the Grand Naniloa Hotel.

    Merrie Monarch free mid-day entertainment, Monday through Friday, April 2–6 starting at noon at the Grand Naniloa Hotel.

    Merrie Monarch free mid-day entertainment, Monday through Friday, April 2–6 starting at noon at the Grand Naniloa Hotel.

    Culminating ‘Imiloa’s Merrie Monarch programming is a lively musical performance by Ho‘ā and the keiki of Project Kuleana, beginning at 1 p.m. on Friday, April 6. Hoʻā is comprised of Hilo’s own Kihei Nahale‘a, Kamakoa Lindsey-Asing and Sean Nāleimaile. Hoʻāʻs passion is to “ignite” the desire and action to perpetuate and care for “welo kupuna”—our lineal heritage as Hawaiian people, and in particular, Hawaiian music and all of its elements. Featured with Ho‘ā will be keiki from Project Kuleana. Project Kuleana was created by the three men of Hoʻā. Project Kuleana aspires to increase the innate value of Hawaiian music and inspire people to reflect on one’s own kuleana through the performance. Project Kuleana seeks to encourage people to re-discover, reconnect and reinstill what Hawaiian music and performers of Hawaiian music represent.

    Merrie Monarch free mid-day entertainment, Monday through Friday, April 2–6 starting at noon at the Grand Naniloa Hotel.

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