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9th Annual Pacific Islander Festival – Long Beach, 6/2/12-6/3/12

9th Annual Pacific Islander Festival

“Discover the rich and diverse cultures of the Pacific Islands through traditional craft and implement demonstrations, ethnic cuisine, educational programs, and an ocean of entertainment, including music and dance performances. Watch hula performances, listen to Tahitian drumming, try out ancient Hawaiian games, enjoy island cuisine, and admire artisans as they create traditional weavings. The ninth annual Pacific Islander Festival will feature various cultures, including Hawaiian, Marshallese, Chamoru, Tahitian, Samoan, Tokelauan, Maori, and Tongan. On Saturday, June 2 at 2:30 p.m., the Aquarium will honor Tongans Steven and Lita Fifita with the Heritage Award for their outstanding community service to Pacific Islanders.”

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Pua’ikeana’s Polynesian Showcase: Hiki No! – OC, 11/10/11

Hiki No

We don’t usually post college club events, but since there are so few Polynesian events around, this one might be interesting to you!

“Aloha everyone! Pua’ikeana, Chapman [University]’s Hawai’i club will be holding our annual Polynesian Showcase from 7pm-8:30pm on November 10 in Attallah Piazza! This year’s theme, Hiki No, means “can do” or “together”. This means a lot to us, as we are working together as a club to put together this event to share with you.

Come join us to watch dance performances, listen to music, and to have fun!

Best thing about it, IT’S FREE!!! Invite anyone and everyone, this is our way of sharing the Aloha spirit with Chapman and the community.”

Nonosina Polynesian Spectacular – Anaheim, 6/24/11

Nonosina Polynesian Spectacular

“An evening of color and South Sea’s pageantry. Witness as this Polynesian troupe recreates the life and culture of Polynesia through dance.”

Summer Solstice Folk Arts Festival – Fullerton, 6/26/11

Summer Solstice Folk Arts Festival

“Enjoy a day filled with stage performances by the best world traditional music and dance groups and storytellers in Southern California in our outdoor amphitheater, along with free art workshops, a kids area, an arts & crafts fair, house and gallery tours, a lawn sports tournament, picnicking, jugglers, and food vendors. Performers include a blessing by the Juaneno Band of Mission Indians; Chaski Bolivian flutes; Bella Luna Belly Dancers; Zhena Croatian Folk Chorus; Polynesian Paradise Dancers; PLAID Irish Dancers with When Pigs Fly; Evan Marshall & Friends Bluegrass; Linda King Pruitt and more.”

Norcal Hawaii Chamber of Commerce Mixer – SF, 1/26/11, 6-8pm

“Local style appetizers, mix and mingle with old and new friends who share our belief of Business with Aloha, featuring the usual Wiki Wiki drill where you will have 2-minutes to pitch your business and ideas to the group. We will also be providing some nice raffle prizes.”

Pasifika Voice 2010, 12/4/10, Long Beach

“An evening of contemporary Pacific Island Poetry, Art, and Music.”

  • WHERE: Museum of Latin American Art, 628 Alamitos Ave., Long Beach
  • WHEN: Sat 12/4/10, 6-9pm
  • HOW MUCH: $22 presale, $30 at door, special rates for members and students
  • MORE INFOhttp://www.pieam.org/spokenword

Pacific Island Ethnic Art Museum Grand Opening – Long Beach, 10/15-10/17/10

Pacific Island Ethnic Art Museum

  • WHERE: 695 Alamitos Ave, Long Beach
  • WHEN: 10/15 – 10/17/10, Fri 6-10pm, Sat 10a-5p, Sun 11a-5p
  • HOW MUCH: Fri, $10 advance, $20 door; Sat and Sun free!
  • MORE INFO: http://www.pieam.org/events.html

It’s not very often that you can go to a grand opening of a museum. And it’s FREE on Sat and Sun!

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