Mall to host Keiki Hula Fest
LAHAINA — Lahaina Cannery Mall will host its 12th annual Keiki Hula Festival on Saturday and Sunday, July 24-25.
This free cultural event will feature more than eight halau (dance troupes) from across the island presenting richly choreographed kahiko (ancient) and auana (modern) hula that express the traditional values of Hawaii and the Pacific Islands.
The weekend celebration also features Hawaiian artisans and crafters demonstrating lei-making, wood carving and other traditional skills.
The lineup on Saturday is Halau Hula Malani O Kapehe at 11 a.m., Na Kamalii O Ke Akua at 1 p.m., Te Tiare Patitifa at 3 p.m. and Mana Toa at 5 p.m.
On Sunday, Na Pua Melia will dance at 11 a.m., followed by Halau Hula O Keola Aliiokekai at 1 p.m., Na Kamalii Nani O Lahaina at 3 p.m. and Te Tiare Patitifa at 5 p.m.
Also at Lahaina Cannery Mall, artistically painted and adorned canoe paddles will be on display as part of Napili Canoe Club exhibition called “Paddle Mania.”
Local artists have donated 37 paddles that will be auctioned off to raise funds toward the purchase of a canoe for club keiki and wahine.
The “Paddle Mania” exhibition runs through Aug. 14. For information on Lahaina Cannery Mall events, call 661-5304 or visit www.lahainacannery.com.