Mother's Day Lu'au
Sunday, May 8, 1-4 pm ~ Williams, OR
Celebrate Moms everywhere, Hawaiian style! Join us for a lovely afternoon of hula, Hawaiian music, Hawaiian food , local wine and beer from Plaisance Ranch in beautiful Williams, Oregon!
Location: Plaisance Ranch
16955 Water Gap Rd, Williams
Advance Tickets only: $15 per adult, $10 per child (12 and under). Available online here. Winery opens at noon for ticket holders.
This special Mother's Day event features live Slack Key by Mark Kailana Nelson, Hula Show by Halau Hula Ka Pi'o O Ke Anuenue, Hawaiian plate lunch from Auntie Carol's Hawaiian Cafe. Meal ticket is an additional $13-15 and is not included in event ticket purchase. Fresh orchid and ti leaf lei available for purchase ($10-25), plus award-winning Wine and Beer by Plaisance Ranch ($7/glass, $20-35/bottle), and Shave Ice from Jack Frost Shave Ice.
Lei sales proceeds support the Hālau non-profit. Several dancers will be visiting Hawai'i Island this summer to participate in cultural activities and ceremony honoring the late Kumu Hula Raylene Ha'alelea Kawaiae'a.
More info at PlaisanceRanch.com
Kohala Huaka'i ~ Journey to Hawai'i 2022
Saturday, May 28 - Sunday, June 5
This year marks the 10th anniversary of the passing of our beloved Kumu Raylene Ha'alele'a Kawaiae'a, who transitioned from this life unexpectedly on March 9, 2012 at the young age of 61. Kumu is loved by people throughout the world. Her boundless aloha, expressed through a wellspring of compassion that left each person feeling deeply seen and valued, touched the hearts of many. Kumu Raylene was a kumu hula, haku ho'oponopono practitioner, and devoted member of the community, serving through the Queen Lili'uokalani's Children's Center and at the local schools.
It is because of all Kumu shared that our halau exists today and continues to flourish, as we do our humble best to honor and
perpetuate what she has given us, through her presence, mana'o, hula, oli, teachings, and deep heart of aloha. She is still with us as a spiritual presence that continues to guide and inspire the activities of the halau and our kumu, Andrea.
We will be taking a small group of our haumana to Hawai'i end of May / early June to attend Kumu Raylene's Celebration of Life, hosted by the 'ohana. We are most grateful to partake by being there, sharing hula, offering lei, and being together with our 'ohana nui.
An Evening with Hapa
Wednesday, October 12, 5:30 - 8 pm ~Grizzly Peak Winery, Ashland
For the first time in seven years, award-winning Hawaiian band Hapa will be back in Ashland!
Singer/Songwriter and masterful guitarist Barry Flanagan will be joined by Ken Makuakane, "the producer of producers of Hawaiian music" and recipient of 21 Nā Hōkū Hanohano Awards. Ken’s son Pono will also join them on percussion.
Our hālau will be performing hula with the band, and special guest, gifted singer Brandt Nakamura will accompany Kumu Andrea in a solo of Lei Pikake. We hope you will join us for an inspiring night of uplifting Hawaiian music!