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Week of Friday, April 25, 2014 | Vol. 2, No. 17

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“Hedwig and the Angry Inch”


OUT & ABOUT: TOP PICKS FOR THE WEEK FRI SAT SUN ‘THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST’ 6 P.M. KAUAI HIGH SCHOOL GYMNASIUM The Kauai Performing Arts Center (KPAC) is performing Oscar Wilde’s, “The Importance of Being Earnest.” Tickets cost $8. 651-2417 ‘LAUNDRY & BOURBON’ AND ‘LONE STAR’ 7 P.M. WIT’S END, COCONUT MARKETPLACE Women In Theatre two plays, two sexes, two viewpoints. Tickets cost $18 in advance, $20 at the door. 635-3727 ‘PLANTING SEEDS’ 7 TO 9 P.M. SPARKY’S GARDEN, STORYBOOK THEATRE A program suitable for all ages and open mic invitation by sign-up on arrival, plus a cameo appearance of Mark Jeffers as Robert Louis Stevenson and music numbers are planned.

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PARADE WORKSHOP 10 A.M. TO NOON LIHUE NEIGHBORHOOD CENTER Cheryl Wong and Hazel Chun bring years of experience as active participants in Kauai’s King Kamehameha Day Parades. 224-4429 SPRING INTO BEAUTY 4-7 P.M. COURTYARD MARRIOTT Vendors from the health, beauty and fashion industry coming together. Vendors will be selling fashion accessories, consultations with beauty tips and products and health and wellness coaches to help you get started looking and feeling your best. 634-8193 WALK A MILE IN HER SHOES 8 A.M. KUKUI GROVE CENTER YWCA annual fundraiser awareness event.

88 SHRINES 10 A.M. TO 2 P.M. LAWAI INTERNATIONAL CENTER Take a tranquil walk on the path of the 88 shrines at the Lawai International Center the second and last Sunday of each month and learn about this archaeological and cultural treasure. Tour times are 10 a.m., noon and 2 p.m., or by appointment. Donations are appreciated. 639-4300. OL’ BLUE EYES 7 P.M. HUKILAU LANAI This is a fundraiser to benefit Malama Pono Health Services. Kauai Sings will gather to share some of the greatest songs from Frank Sinatra. Tickets cost $25 in advance, $30 at the door. 246-9577


Walk A Mile In Her Shoes annual fundraiser to support domestic violence is 8 a.m. Saturday at Kukui Grove Center.

MON TUE WED COMMUNITY YOGA 6 TO 7:30 P.M. NAWILIWILI YACHT CLUB Hosted by the Kauai Sailing Association, weekly on Monday. Bring your own yoga mat or towel. 346-7671 HULA CLASS 5 P.M. HAWAIIAN CULTURAL CENTER, COCONUT MARKETPLACE Halau Hula O Leilani is having hula classes for ages 4 to 12 at 5 p.m. and teens and wahine at 6:30 p.m. 651-0682

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NATIONAL DAY OF PRAYER 11:30 A.M. TO 12:30 P.M. COUNTY OF KAUAI CIVIC CENTER ROTUNDA Gather to pray in “One Voice, United in Prayer.” LEI CONTEST 11 A.M. TO 4:30 P.M. KAUAI MUSEUM This is the 34th annual Irmalee and Walter Pomroy Lei Contest. LADIES SPA DAY 9:30 A.M. TO 4 P.M. KALIHIWAI RIDGE Zonta Club of Hanalei Luxury Ladies Spa Day. Treat your self to a day of pampering with massages, activities and a gourmet lunch. 826-4032 Cost is $135. CONCERT BAND 7 P.M. KAUAI COMMUNITY COLLEGE, PERFORMING ARTS CENTER Kauai Community College’s spring concert.

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DENNIS FUJIMOTO TGIFR!DAY The cast and producer/director of the Kalaheo Elementary School production “The Nightingale.” Shown are Leilani Goldberg, Mackenzie Franks, Tehillah Matsusaka, Fiona Godsill, Jaida Cummings, Natalie Lett, Jack Davis, Liam Murray, Tevai Yorkman, (2nd row) Makenna Ariola, Jacob Lester, Kiele Casillas, Kailee Oyama, Taylor Kallerson, Sanoe Carvalho, Halea Ventura, Casera Silva, Sierra Benzine, Charles O’Neill, (3rd row) Mulalani Garza, Jeremy Herr, Darian Martin, Mia Thompson, Cassidy Hubbard, Kelsey Getty, Mollie Goldberg, Kalel Neuvel, Katy Morris, Eve Jasper, and Marly Madayag.

Nightingale appears at Kalaheo School theater


he Nightingale” will make its appearance at the Kalaheo Elementary School cafeteria April 25-26, and then again on May 2-3, starting at 7 p.m. Kalaheo School alumna Lily Thompson will assume the role of the nightingale in the latest production of the

Kalaheo School musical theater under the directorship of Marly Madayag. “’The Nightingale’ is sure to delight both children and adults alike with its charismatic music and clever dialog,” said Julie Herr, in a release. “Come and enjoy an evening of family fun.” The Nightingale is the tale

of an emperor, played by Katy Morris and supported by Eve Jasper and Jeremy Herr as the narrators, who brings an ordinary bird with a beautiful song to the palace where she’s told to sing forever. Eventually, a jeweled mechanical bird takes her place and the nightingale, forgotten,

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flies away. The jeweled bird, as all mechanical things do, breaks, and the emperor grows ill, longing for the song of his nightingale. As the play unfolds, the audience, along with the emperor, learn that birds must be free to share their songs with everyone.

Joining Morris, who portrays the emperor, and Thompson, who is the nightingale, Kiele Casillas is the little girl with Jack Davis, Cassidy Hubbard, Natalie Lett and Mia Thompson being the Four Couriers. Tickets for the 11th season of musical theatre are available at the school’s office for $5 for

the general public and $1 for children under 12 years old. Proceeds support the performing arts club’s return for the following year. During the performances, the school’s cafeteria is transformed into a theater and people are admitted on a first come, first served basis.

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he newly released “From Kau Kau to Cuisine: An Island Cookbook, Then and Now” is an informative and mouth-watering study in contrasts. Humble, plantation-era home-cooked meals are presented alongside their

modern opposites, in which the same flavors or ingredients are re-imagined into elegant dishes. Throughout the cookbook, black and white images enhance the nostalgic chronicle of “before time” and colorful photographs

inspire the cook. Author Arnold Hiura weaves stories of culture and tradition with recipes from “Then Master” Derek Kurisu and Jason Takemura, an Oahu-based chef who serves tradition with innovation. “For most of my life I thought

‘kau kau’ was actually a Hawaiian word meaning ‘food’ or ‘to eat,’ writes Hiura in his first book “Kau Kau: Cuisine and Culture in the Hawaiian Islands,” an award-winning book and definitive guide to the history of food in Hawaii.

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Hiura’s sequel, “From Kau Kau to Cuisine,” is an enlightening cookbook that reveals little-known facts, such as how shipping strikes influenced Hawaii’s fondness for canned meat and rice. A glimpse into Hawaii’s current food scene demonstrates the popularity of food trucks and pop-up restaurants, the influence of Hawaii regional cuisine on new chefs, an obsession with our beloved farmers markets and the lengths people will go to when seeking artisan products. Kurisu grew up in a plantation town north of Hilo, where his father worked for the Wailea and Hakalau sugar mills. When the sugar plantations closed

on Hawaii Island in 1992, he created Mountain Apple Brand and secured an income for hundreds who were out of work. Today, Kurisu is the executive vice president of KTA Super Stores and a television personality. His traditional recipe for loco moco is made with Portuguese sausage and white gravy. Jason Takemura, executive chef for Honolulu’s trendy Hukilau Restaurant, as well as the traditional Pagoda Floating Restaurant, puts a contemporary twist on the classics. His recipe for loco moco, which is on the Hukilau Restaurant menu, piles meat that was braised for three hours in shoyu, sake and mirin,

onto steamed white rice that is draped with the braising liquid instead of gravy. Recipes, which are divided into “kau kau” and “cuisine,” contain charming tidbits about how the dish was invented, convenient cooking tips or the use of secret ingredients. Twenty-four meat recipes include Kim Chee smoked pork (cuisine), oxtail stew (kau kau) and Kalua pig hash Benedict with lomi tomato (cuisine). Steamed Chinese-style whole fish (kau kau), black bean Kona crab with Hamakua mushrooms and truffle butter (cuisine) and opihi two ways (kau kau) are among the 18 seafood recipes. Sides and specialties feature

20 recipes such as warabi and pork (kau kau) and smoked pork and warabi salad (cuisine); fried tofu soup (kau kau) and tofu watercress salad (cuisine). Takemura shows readers how to brine and smoke beef brisket for a pastrami reuben sandwich and Kurisu demonstrates how to make SPAM musubi with an empty SPAM can. During our interview, Hiura tells me that when he grew up, mothers fed a lot of hungry bellies affordably by stir-frying garden vegetables with SPAM and serving it with steamed rice. “We didn’t eat big slices of SPAM like we do now,” recalls Hiura, who was born and raised in the sugar plantation town of Papaikou on the Island of Hawaii. “The meal was 80 percent vegetables and a little bit of SPAM for seasoning.” Humble and soft spoken, Hiura thoughtfully recalls a

First page: Jason Takemura, Arnold Hiura and Derek Kurisu in front of Pagoda Restaurant on Oahu. Dishes pictured here are from recipes in “From Kau Kau to Cuisine: An Island Cookbook, Then and Now.” meager time when food was valued because it satisfied hunger. Today, he expresses gratitude for the many food choices we have and concern for honoring the food of the past. “Hawaii has changed quickly in just two generations and the younger generation is

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ontinuing the recent trend of faith-based films, including “Noah” and “Son of God,”“Heaven Is for Real” is a sweet tale based on a 4-year-old boy’s account of his trip to heaven that’s likely to please the devout, but won’t entice religious cynics. There’s little doubt the T.D. Jakes-produced adaptation of Todd Burpo’s Christian nonfiction best-seller will have a built-in audience, especially on Easter weekend. After undergoing harrowing surgery for a ruptured appendix, young Colton Burpo (Connor Corum) begins recalling his journey for his family: Angels carried him to heaven where he met Jesus (played by Mike Mohrhardt, whose face we never quite see), as well as God,


‘Heaven Is for Real’ heartfelt but dull

Colton’s great-grandfather and the miscarried sister he never knew he had. Such talk frightens his older sister (Lane Styles) and worries his pastor father, Todd (Greg Kinnear), and mother, Sonja (Kelly Reilly). As Colton becomes more verbal about his supposed encounter, the local paper in the small Nebraska town starts reporting the story. This leads some members of Todd’s congregation (Thomas Haden Church and Margo Martindale) to turn against the Burpo family. Though Todd sticks up for his son, his faith is also tested. “We ask these kids to believe this stuff,” he says to his wife, “but I don’t even know if I believe it myself.” But Todd is captivated, as

we are, by his son’s innocence — especially when Colton tells him things he couldn’t possibly know, such as how he saw his parents cope, each in their own way, during his near-fatal surgery. As Colton, Corum does an excellent job of speaking softly, yet with conviction, and holding his gaze so we have time to

study his sparkling blue eyes. But it’s the casting of Kinnear that offers the film’s strongest chance at transcending the faith-based demographic, as the actor never fails to embody the everyman. Kinnear’s Todd is not just an inaccessible preacher. He’s also a volunteer firefighter, coaches high school wrestling and is

a garage door repairman. His family is also in debt. Their house, which was offered as “part of his salary,” sits near railroad tracks and shakes with every passing train. Thus, many of the Burpo family’s struggles mirror those of others in the heartland, and effectively so. But in the way of gripping dialogue, Kinnear doesn’t have much to work with. We might have expected more from writerdirector Randall Wallace, who brought us the Oscar-nominated “Braveheart.” But the material is pretty cookie-cutter and more typical of an afterschool special. However, Wallace and co-writer Chris Parker do a good job of weaving in moments that should appeal to a mass audience. Just when it seems we’re being subjected to too much

of “the Word,” Colton cutely diverts our attention. During a road trip, he suggests the family sing “We Will Rock You” instead of a hymn. Kinnear and Reilly’s chemistry also offers a favorable element. They appear genuinely sweet on each other and subtle sexual innuendoes add a bit of adult flavor. With the impressive computergenerated effects available today, this film could have used a more sophisticated depiction of heaven. OK, so it’s hard to imagine what heaven would look like, but this version looks far too generic, awash with glaring light and blurred angels. It’s no surprise that faith, hope and family prevail in this one. After all, says Todd in one of his sermons, “In the end, it’s about not feeling alone.”

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Far left clockwise: Jimmy Vaughan, Lou Ann Barton, Smokin’ and Bnois.

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exas legend Chris Duarte wants to write better songs. He wants to be a better guitar player. That from the musician who has easily put over a million miles on the road touring as a professional, highly regarded performer, rated by “Guitar Player Magazine” as fourth behind blues legends Eric Clapton, Buddy Guy and B.B. King. This weekend, he’ll be doing an acoustic solo set, warming up for Jimmie Vaughan at the Kauai Beach Resort in Nukolii. “I love the way music makes me feel when I play it,” Duarte said. “And I love the way it makes other people feel. It’s an emotional release.” During his 26-year career touring and releasing albums, Duarte said he has developed an introspection and a better way of writing melodies. “I also think I’ve changed after experiencing world culture while touring Russia, all of Europe, South America, Japan and Australia,” Durate said. He is looking forward to his return visit to Kauai, his third. “It’s like a paradise,” Duarte remembered. “It’s no wonder people go there and never come back. You throw off your shoes and put on your flip flops.”

He said he likes how modern technology and capitalism haven’t put a footprint on the island yet. The concert crowd will also be entertained by Smokin’ Joe Kubek & Bnois King Kubek’s hard-edged guitar will provide the perfect counter-balance for the jazzy guitar and deep blues vocals of King. King serves to keep their music rooted in the tradition, while Kubek stretches out and provides an energy that has been thrilling audiences more than 20 years. And finally, Jimmie Vaughan, called a “Virtual Deity - a living legend,” by “Guitar Player Magazine” will take the stage. He’ll be joined by the Tilta-Whirl Band, featuring Blues Diva Vocalist Lou Ann Barton, a member of the Triple Threat Revue with W.C. Clark and Stevie Ray Vaughan. The concert date is Friday at the Kauai Beach Resort Jasmine Ballroom, 4331 Kauai Beach Drive, Nukolii. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Show starts at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $50 a person. VIP table seating is $65 a person. Tickets are also available at local stores around the island. Info: (808) 896-4845 or visit www.lazarbear. com.

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Garden fair blooms for Easter at Kauai Community College


he addition of the Spring Festival coordinated by the University of Hawaii - Kauai Student Activities Council drew thousands of people to the Garden Fair coordinated by the Kauai County Farm Bureau Saturday.

“The addition of the students is a big boost to the fair,” said Melissa McFerrin-Warrack, event coordinator. “We have lots of people congregated by the entertainment tent near the food vendors, and there are people shopping everywhere.”

More than 60 vendors offering garden, agricultural and education, including live workshops, about growing filled the front area of the Kauai Community College, which had to open additional areas to accomodate parking.

“This is one of the best crowds I’ve seen in a long time,” said Jerry Ornellas, president of the Kauai County Farm Bureau. “And everyone looks happy.” The Easter theme took over many of the activities including the egg

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Neil Patrick Harris crushes it in ‘Hedwig’


t’s obvious from the first moments of “Hedwig and the Angry Inch” that star Neil Patrick Harris is doing something special. And it’s not just trying on a new role. He is lowered to the stage in a jumpsuit and ferociously feathered blond wig and immediately begins the show’s first rock-punk song, getting down on all fours, grinding into the microphone stand or licking the guitarist’s strings. The crowd inside of the Belasco Theatre, where the show opened Tuesday, loses its mind, and why not? “Thank you! Thank you, you’re so sweet,” Harris says. “I do love a warm hand on my entrance.” Before our eyes, Harris is opening another chapter in his exceptional show business career with this 90-minute show and he simply crushes it, holding nothing back, softening no edges, making no nice. Doogie Howser is long gone; the macho, tie-wearing Barney

Stinson in “How I Met Your Mother” has left the building. That guy in “The Smurfs” film franchise is nowhere to be found, especially not strutting around in a pair of gold stilettos. Harris, of course, plays Hedwig, a transgender East German performer who explains her tortured path from Berlin to a mobile home in Kansas to New York. Along the way, she has lost a piece of her manhood (the remainder is the rest of the show’s title.) The show has a renovated book by John Cameron Mitchell — who also played the first Hedwig — and songs by Stephen Trask that straddle the line between rock ‘n’ roll and traditional musical theater. A cult off-Broadway hit in 1998, “Hedwig” led to a 2001 feature film and has seemingly been waiting for Harris ever since. Director Michael Mayer has been twice blessed. He has an undervalued score — some of

the 10 songs here like “Wicked Little Town,”“Origin of Love” and “Wig in a Box” deserve to be on iPods everywhere — and a stunning leading man who is willing to eat cigarettes and lick the stage (”Tastes like Kathy Griffin,” he comments after putting tongue to wood). Mayer harnesses both beautifully, allowing Harris in a jean miniskirt to explore his natural exuberance but keeping the show about Hedwig, a feisty piece of show business flotsam or, as she admits, an “internationally ignored song stylist.” Harris sings with real feeling, whether it’s a torch song on a stool while dressed in a little cocktail dress or rocking out a head-banging tune by attacking the scenery. Mitchell may not be Hedwig anymore, but he has given Harris new dialogue perfectly suited to the new star: Digs at the ultra-hip Jane Hotel in New York, John Mayer and dating site ChristianMingle, as well

as a new recurring joke about Broadway itself: Hedwig makes fun of the fictional “Hurt Locker: the Musical,” which “opened last night and closed at intermission.” (Not to worry, old jokes like the fragrance “Atrocity By Hedwig” are still there.) Other updates include some great, trippy projections by Benjamin Pearcy and a set by Julian Crouch that features a rusting car, front and center onstage, plus a fabulous grid of wig mannequins. The five-piece rock band is headed by Lena Hall, a Broadway veteran who also, appropriately, leads the band The Deafening. In drag most of the night, Hall shows musical versatility and comic chops. But it will come as no surprise that while Hall has an understudy, Harris does not. And that’s perfectly right: Rarely does a role fit a performer so well. Harris is funny, twisted, poignant, outrageous, bizarre, silly and very, very human.

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A seminar on how to obtain a VA Home Loan, and who to call. 639-8496 88 Shrines 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Lawai International Center Take a tranquil walk on the path of the 88 shrines at the Lawai International Center and learn about this archaeological and cultural treasure. 639-4300. ‘Laundry & Bourbon’ and ‘Lone Star’ 7 p.m. WIT’s End, Coconut MarketPlace Women In Theatre two plays, two sexes, two viewpoints. Tickets cost $18 in advance, $20 at the door. 635-3727

LEI CONTEST FRIDAY Slack Key Guitar Concert 4 to 6 p.m. Hanalei Family Community Center Multi-award winning traditional Hawaiian slack key guitar and ukulele concert. Tickets $20 ($15 keiki and seniors). Proceeds support Hale Halawai Ohana o Hanalei. Call 826-1469 for reservations. Jimmie Vaughan 6:30 p.m. Kauai Beach Resort, Jasmine Ballroom Lazar Bear Productions and Kona Brewing Co. are proud to present Jimmie Vaughan, one of the greatest and most respected guitarists in the world, also featuring Lou Ann Barton on a three Island Hawaii tour. Tickets start at $50. (808) 896-4845 ‘The Nightingale’ 7 p.m. Kalaheo Elementary School A performance by the drama club. Tickets cost $5 adults and $1 children under 12.

Purina Check-R-Board 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Aloha Feed A customer appreciation event with savings throughout the store, prize drawings and complimentary food. Used Book Sale 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Lihue Public Library

SATURDAY Beach CleanUp 9 a.m. to noon Donkey Beach Join the Sierra Club and Surfrider on a beach cleanup. ‘The Importance of Being Earnest’ 6 p.m. Kauai High School Gymnasium The Kauai Performing Arts Center (KPAC) is performing Oscar Wilde’s, “The Importance of Being Earnest.” Tickets cost $8. 651-2417 Garden Club 9:30 a.m. 4100 Omao Rd. Carol Marsh is hosting the

34th annual Irmalee and Walter Pomroy Lei Contest 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. May 3 at the Kauai Museum.

first garden club meeting for those interested in landscape, vegetables and flowers.

from Frank Sinatra. Tickets cost $25 in advance, $30 at the door. 246-9577

Ching Ming 11 a.m. Kapaa Chinese Cemetery Offerings will be placed at the cemetery altar. Lunch to follow at #1 Chinese Restaurant.

‘The Nightingale’ 7 p.m. Kalaheo Elementary School A performance by the drama club. Tickets cost $5 adults and $1 children under 12.

Keiki Day 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Na Aina Kai Botanical Gardens Play in Jack’s fountain, explore the jungle tree house, and many kid-friendly features of our Children’s Garden. Cost is $10. 828-0525 Used Book Sale 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Lihue Public Library, Conference room Ol’ Blue Eyes 7 p.m. Hukilau Lanai This is a fundraiser to benefit Malama Pono Health Services. Kauai Sings will gather to share some of the greatest songs

Yard & Bake Sale 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. St. Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church Kilauea Art Night 4 to 8 p.m. Stone Building Every last Saturday find local artisans, food, live music and entertainment. Rummage Sale 8 a.m. to noon Koloa Union Church Large indoor church rummage and bake sale. VA Loan Seminar 10 a.m. to noon Kauai Veterans Center

SUNDAY ‘Laundry & Bourbon’ and ‘Lone Star’ 4 p.m. WIT’s End, Coconut MarketPlace Women In Theatre two plays, two sexes, two viewpoints. Tickets cost $18 in advance, $20 at the door. 635-3727 ‘The Importance of Being Earnest’ 3 p.m. Kauai High School Gymnasium The Kauai Performing Arts Center (KPAC) is performing Oscar Wilde’s, “The Importance of Being Earnest.” Tickets cost $8. 651-2417

MONDAY VA Rural Health Outreach 10 a.m. Kilauea Parish Hall Veterans who are not currently using VA services are encouraged to stop by and check out what the Kauai VA Clinic can

provide. Veterans are asked to bring a legible copy of their military discharge paper unless already enrolled with VA. Kaiola Canoe Club 5:30 p.m. Niumalu Park Men practices Monday and Wednesday. 651-2996 Hula Class 6 to 7 p.m. Koloa Neighborhood Center Beginner female up to 12 years of age. Class is weekly on Mondays. 645-1403.

TUESDAY Hula Class 4 p.m. Koloa Neighborhood Center Halau Hula O Leilani is having hula classes for ages 4 to 12. 651-0682 Kaiola Canoe Club 5 p.m. Niumalu Park Women practices Tuesday and Thursday. 651-2996

WEDNESDAY Outreach Sessions 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Hanapepe United Church of Christ and Hale Halawai Ohana O Hanalei The Department of Veterans Affairs Clinic will be holding outreach sessions every Wednesday. Veterans are encouraged to attend to find out what services they may qualify for. 246-0497.

THURSDAY Lei Contest 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Kauai Museum This is the 34th annual Irmalee and Walter Pomroy Lei Contest.

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