2016 Celebration of the Arts –

FRIDAY , MARCH 25, 2016

Celebration of the Arts E Ala E

 

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“Hiuwai & E ala e ceremonies”

5:45am – 6:30am Honokahua Beach – (D.T. Fleming Beach)

An annual tradition of the Celebration of the Arts.  Join cultural practitioners for an invigorating ceremony guaranteed to rejuvenate your body and spirit.  Chants are offered by all to the rising sun.  Attendees should bring swim wear and towels.  Note: Photography and video is prohibited.

“Inu Ka Awa” Private Awa Ceremony

8:30am – 9:15am – Anuenue Room

The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua

The awa cup is passed and sipped by Hotel executives, cultural practitioners and event participants as a sign of commitment to na mea Hawaii…all things Hawaiian for the remainder of the year. Participation is via invite only, but the public is free to observe.  Note:  Photography is prohibited.

“Wehe ka ipuka…Open the Doorway”

10:00am – 10:45am – Lobby, The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua

Opening protocol with genealogical chants is offered at the doorway to the hotel.  This authentic ceremony is not to be missed as participants pay tribute to their ancestors and ask to be a part of the 23rd Annual Celebration of the Arts. Two deserving kupuna (elders) will be awarded with The Namahana Award of Excellence for living a life where their actions benefited the greater good.

Hands-on Contemporary & Traditional Art 11:00am – 5:00pm – Hotel wide, The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua

Village Gallery artists and traditional cultural artists provide the instructions and materials needed for you to create your own piece of art.  Refer to program insert for artists, times and locations.

Mothers Gift, Ka Olelo Makuahine

11:30am – 5:00pm –  Salon 3, The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua

The cherished shells of Ni’ihau are available for you to design and craft your own jewelry while you ho’olohe (listen), and ho’opuka (learn) from the families of Ni’ihau.  $35 material fee due to the rarity of the shells.

Lobby Entertainment

11:30am – 12:15pm –  Hotel Lobby, The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua

Papa Kukui O Ke Kula ‘O Kamakau
From the island of O’ahu…students of the Hawaiian Language program opens the 24th Celebration of the Arts with their talent and love for the hula, song and language of Hawaii.

Voyage to the Depths of Kanaloa – Film

11:30am – 12:45pm – Hotel Theater, The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua

Fifteen high school students prepare for the journey of a lifetime. Aboard a sailing ship, they embark to visit 3 islands located within the northern Hawaiian archipelago. Film by Dawn Kaniaupio.

Lobby Entertainment

1:00pm – 1:45pm –Hotel Lobby, The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua

West Maui Kupuna (senior citizens) show off their kolohe “rascal style” of having fun while onstage. The Celebration of the Arts program would not be complete without them!

Back to the Future – Panel discussion

1:15pm – 2:00pm – Hotel Theater, The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua

Seasoned members and students of “wayfinding” or Polynesian Celestial Navigation, explain their passion to know where they went… in order to understand where they are going. Plans to sail Maui’s open ocean with voyaging canoe Mo’okiha’ a Pi’ilani to Tahiti in 2017 are underway. Led by Timmy Gilliom and Kala Babayan and two students.

 

Kali’i… a Rite to Leadership (Film)

2:30pm – 4:00pm – Hotel Theater, The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua

Young male adults undergo 3 years of difficult cultural training and the rites of passage into manhood. Questions and answers from George Ka’imiola and Ms. Emily Kaliko Spencer, film maker to follow.

“The Maui Mavericks” – Panel Discussion

4:15pm – 5:30pm – Hotel Theater, The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua

The Maui Visitors Bureau has engaged young Hawaiians involved in the Hospitality Industry, and are now giving them the responsibility to represent Maui across the world. How will they spread their message accurately and with passion? How will their upbringing shape Maui’s Sense of Place?

Lobby Entertainment

5:30pm – 6:30pm – Hotel Lobby, The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua

Lobby entertainment by Kamakakehua Fernandez. Classic, contemporary and cool songs of the islands sung by Kamakakehu. His range of vocals will astonish you!

Lobby Entertainment

7:00pm – 8:30pm – Hotel Lobby, The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua

From O’ahu, Ho’opono Wong joins with Maui’s Kamakoa Asing & Ikaika Blackburn to serve up some down home Hawaiian music to continue the lei of music and dance for the Celebration of the Arts.

Celebration After Hours with Ernie Cruz Jr. and Friends

9:00pm – 12:00am – Lobby Lounge, The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua

Join us for a great evening of musical celebration.  Ernie Cruz brings back the songs of The Ka’au Crater Boys and some new hits to get the party started.  This party is gonna rock!  21 years and over please.  No outside food or beverage.  No cover charge.

 

SATURDAY, MARCH 26, 2016

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Hands-on art, demonstrations and art sales

10:00am – 5:00pm – Throughout the hotel, The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua

Village Gallery artists and traditional cultural artists provide the instructions and materials needed for you to create your own piece of art.  Refer to program insert for artists, times and locations.

Mothers Gift, Ka Olelo Makuahine

10:00am – 5:00pm –  Salon 3, The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua

The cherished shells of Ni’ihau are available for you to design and craft your own jewelry while you ho’olohe (listen), and ho’opuka (learn) from the families of Ni’ihau.  $35 material fee due to the rarity of the shells.

“Why Do I Continue To Teach?” – Panel Discussion

10:00am – 11:15am – Hotel Theater, The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua

Teachers of all segments of life explain their passions and dreams for the younger generation. Kumu Hina Wong (Hula & Hawaiian Language) – Rick Chatenever (Journalism UH Maui Campus) – Luana Kawa’a (Baldwin High School) – Chris Nae’ole (Univ of Hawaii Football Coach/NFL retiree)

Lobby Entertainment

11:00am – 11:45am –  Hotel Lobby, The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua

“Na Hula Kupuna O Kaunoa” – The Sr. Citizens of the Kaunoa Center from Central Maui take the stage with huge smiles and great hula!

“Sons of Halawa” – Film

11:45am – 1:15pm –  Hotel Theater, The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua

A native son returns to the beautiful Halawa Valley on Molokai as a man in search of “Ka ‘ike kuhohonu”… deep knowledge. Hosted and narrated by Matt Yamashita

“What’s Next” – Panel

2:30pm – 3:15pm –  Hotel Theater, The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua

Graduates of The Hawaiian Language Immersion Schools of Maui share their experiences as they moved into the kindergarten of life. What paths were chosen? How did they fare? How does the groundwork of growing up in this type of focus help them in the contemporary workplace? Leahi Hall –– Ki’ani Yasak – Kamakakehau Fernandez – Kani’au Kai’anui.

A Place in the Middle – FIlm

3:45pm – 5:00pm –  Hotel Theater, The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua

As the general populace defines their dispositions of being a male or female… is there a place in the middle? One student shows us the determination, power and pride to prove that there is indeed, “A Place in the Middle”. Hosted and narrated by Kumu Hina Wong.

Lobby Entertainment

5:30pm – 6:30pm – Hotel Lobby, The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua

Lobby entertainment by Kamakakehua Fernandez. Classic, contemporary and cool songs of the islands sung by Kamakakehu. His range of vocals will astonish you!

Lobby Entertainment

7:00pm – 8:30pm – Hotel Lobby, The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua

From O’ahu, Ho’opono Wong joins with Maui’s Kamakoa Asing & Ikaika Blackburn to serve up some down home Hawaiian music to continue the lei of music and dance for the Celebration of the Arts.

The Celebration of Island Tastes

6:00pm – 9:00pm –  Aloha Garden Pavilion, The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua

A brand new twist on the traditional Celebration Lu’au and Show!  Hawaiian food prepared by Hawaiian hands – from various local families, non-profits, vendors and practitioners.  Stroll through the Pavilion and fill your plates with the best prepared traditional and contemporary lu’au foods in the State on this given night.  Live entertainment will complete the ambiance as you engage in conversation and perhaps obtain a secret recipe!  $10 entry fee for adults.  $5 entry fee for children 6 years to 10 years old.  Food purchase is available by script.  Prices will vary pending vendor and food item.  No host cocktail bar.  Awa bar will also be available.  To purchase in advance, please call 808-665-7089.

Celebration After Hours with The Makaha Sons

9:00pm – 12:00am – Lobby Lounge, The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua

The Celebration ends on a very high note with the Makaha Sons coming to Kapalua!  This award winning group is already a part of Hawaiian history and now we get to sing and dance along with Hawaii’s best.  You never know what to expect on this finale except… the unexpected.  Join us as we conclude the 24th Annual Celebration of the Arts. 21 years and over please.  No outside food or beverage.  No cover charge.

 

SUNDAY, MARCH 27 – EASTER SUNDAY

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Easter Brunch at The Terrace Restaurant

11:00am – 2:00pm – The Terrace, The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua

Enjoy an expansive Easter Brunch overlooking the Pacific Ocean and lush resort flora. The menu includes locally sourced items, some from our very own organic garden on property, Hawaiian themed dishes as well as traditional brunch items. $96 per adult, $48 per child exclusive of tax and gratuity. Advanced reservations recommended.  Please call 808-665-7089.

Schedule subject to change.