072716: This Friday We’re at the UFO HQ . . .


Aloha UFOhana,

Hope your week’s been going well so far. We’ll be gathering the the UFOHQ this Friday, 7p-10p, BYPotLuck (Healthy Food Please), BYODessert if you have to have it, BYOGear (book stands, etc.) and BYAloha to share with your ‘Ohana.

Saturday we’ll be at the following . . .


Mahalo to Hula Mai and the Sonoma Valley Woman’s Club! Hope to see you folks there . . .

August 5th we’ll be at the Campbell Hall in Sausalito. 6:30p-9:30pm. Also a BYPotluck, BYOGear, etc. Mahalo to Rev. Chip for sponsoring us once again!

And don’t forget about August 6th . . . Linda will have a “Hana Hou” booth there, featuring Vintage Hawaiian Clothing and Goods.

Maritime Day 2016 kanikapila

Click below for images from last week’s Kanikapila at the Elks . . .


. . .  and the Saturday Kani . . .


As we move through life,
A ripple of memories,
For those on the shore . . . 

Aloha A Hui Hou,

Don’t even think of touching my Rice Cooker!



072016: We’re at the Elks this Friday!


Aloha All,

We’ll see you at the Elks this Friday, 7p-10p. BYOGear (Book lights, music stands, head lamps, etc). Dinner, served 6:30ish, menu is Pork Adobo and Tofu Stir Fry for a nominal fee. Mahalo to Joe Tato, Mike and the Elkders once again!

Saturday we’re back at UFO HQ, 2p-4p, BYOB or Snack.

Want to remind you all of the following events . . .

Vetshousing FundRaiser

And in August . . .

Maritime Day 2016 kanikapila

Do encourage your friend and ‘Ohana to attend and bring their Ukulele to Maritime Day 2016. Song Books will be available!

Keeping this one short, but I do want to leave you with some Ukulele Sightings From around the world . . .

Neil Armstrong passing time in the decontamination chamber after returning from the Moon . . . I think it was Moon Glow, way up in the bluuuuuuue . . .
One of the suggested designs for the Golden Gate Bridge . . . no, really . . .
Tony’s working on his anger issues . . . the Uke has helped . . . a little . . .
It’s rumored that Lopaka actually has his aloha shirt!
That’s Del on the right on rhythm Uke and Rick on the left on lead Uke. Of course, this was taken awhile back . . .
You heard of Pokemon Go . . . well, welcome to POKEMON-UKE! Piiika-uuuuuuuke!
. . . not a bad idea and maybe a manual on raising one?
. . . ok, I think I know who the guy on the right is . . .


Ok, there’s that GUY again waaaay in the back . . .


Hey, is that Sylvie Simmons (sylviesimmons.com) with those two old guys?

a tenuous life,
we must all live aloha,
remember to share . . . 


Mahalo Nui Loa to all that shared,


071316: We’re at UFO HQ this Friday & Saturday . . .


Aloha All,

This Friday will be gathering at UFO HQ, 7p-10p, BYPotLuck (Healthy Foods fine but a little dessert is also appreciated), BYOGear (music stands) and BYAloha!

Saturday we’ll be at UFO HQ, 2p-4p, BYOGear (Music Stands) and BYOBeverage & Snack.

I also want to remind everyone about the following events . . . .

Vetshousing FundRaiser

And . . .

Maritime Day 2016 kanikapila

Hope to see you there!

Below, PIKOhana, our non-profit, donated 15 Ukuleles to the Hill Top YMCA Ukulele Program, in which Brudda Jon Cyr of H.U.L.A. will be teaching. Way to go Jon!

YMCA Ukes Donated By PIKOhana

Here are links to last weeks photos . . . Friday at the Elks,  Saturday at UFOHQ.

Sorry for the short post. It’s been a tough week.

Fragile memories,
A family in distress,
United by love . . .

Malama Pono All,

Missed a spot . . . ”


070314: We’ll be at the Elks this Friday . . .


Aloha UFOhana,

We’ll be at the Elks this Friday the 8th. Run time 7pm-10pm. I don’t have the menu yet, but I’m sure a delicious meal will be provided. Mahalo to Joe and the Elk-ders for hosting us once again! Saturday Kanikapila will be held at the UFOHQ 2p-4-p as usual.

From Nohea and myself we want to thank everyone that participated and helped make our performance at this year’s Marin County Fair such a rousing success, not to mention a lot of fun! We are so blessed to have you all in our life and forever thankful for all the Aloha you share with us. Mahalo to Aunty Ku’uipo for her Sassy Hula and to Denna for sharing her with us. Claudia, great to see you up and about!  Click on the collage below for images of today’s event. Mahalo to Donna and Nohea for all the wonderful photos and to Marion for inviting us once again.

1-2016-07-03 Marin County Fair 2016

Yesterday we were treated to another Hula from Aunty Ku’uipo (below) and a couple of the Holo Ka’a Kane . . .


This past Friday we guest of Rev. Chip at the Campbell Hall. That’s him below with the yellow ukulele. Mahalo Chip! See you next month!


Ok, I don’t know about you folks, but I’m a little pooped from the day’s adventure. See you folks this Friday!

Endless sounds of joy,
Strums to a single heart beat,
UFOs in Flight . . .

Me Ke Aloha Pumehana,

“Make sure you don’t crop my whiskers!”



062916-We’re At Campbell Hall this Friday . . .


Aloha All,
We’ll be at the Campbell Hall in Sausalito this Friday, 6:30pm-9:30pm. BYPotluck, BYOGear (Music Stands, Lights), and of course BYAloha. Mahalo to Reverend Chip for hosting us once again at this beautiful venue.

Saturday Kanikapila will be at the UFOHQ. BYOBeverage and/or Snack. Usual runtime of 2p-4p.

Sunday we are performing at the Marin County Fair, 2-2:45PM, at the 3 Twins Solar Stage. If you’ll be joining us please be there no later than 1:30pm, BYOMusicStands, Dress Hawaiian (No Tank Tops), nice cheerful colors. I will be providing Flight Manuals for the Event. Please share a music stand with a Co-Pilot to help conserve stage space. We’ll have a lot of Hula this time around so we’ll need to move a little back from the front of the stage to provide room for our Hula Dancers. Please try and position yourselves to allow the vertically challenged towards the front and the vertically gifted to the back. I understand that Barbara and Tucker have volunteered to be our UFOhana Plants out in the Audience this year. Please feel free to join them if you’re feeling claustrophobic on stage. Mahalo Nui to Marion and the Marin Cultural Center Crew for inviting us once again at this terrific event!

And speaking of events here are the photos from last week’s event, starting with Friday, where we were paid a visit our most Senior Hula Pilot, Aunty Ku’uipo who will be 98 this October! Check out the online albums by clicking the collages below.


Below, Saturday afternoon Kanikapila . . .


Ok, my typing hands are getting sleeeepy so I better call it here. Hope to see you all at Campbell Hall and beyoooond!

Roar of solitude,
Silence screams into the night,
Sleep comes to my eys.

Aloha A Hui Hou,

Santa Venetia Still Life”


062216: We’re at UFO HQ this Friday and Saturday!


Aloha UFOhana,

We’ll be at UFO HQ this Friday, 7-10pm, BYPotluck, BYOGear (music stands), and always, your Aloha to share with your Ohana. Mahalo to all for the great, healthy, delicious food last week!

Then we do it again at UFOHQ Saturday 2-4pm. BYOBeverage and Music stand.

This Sunday I’m holding an Ukulele Boot Camp (aka Lessons) at the Elks Lodge in San Rafael 10am -12pm. We’ll cover Basic Ukulele concepts and skills the first half and work on simple ’embellishments’ to spice up your Ukulele Playing. Cost is $25 (cash or check) and includes a Manual.

For those of you participating in this years County Fair performance. We’re slotted for Sunday, July 3, 2-:245pm, Three Twins Solar Stage. Please be there no later than 1:30, I will provide a Flight Manual for the event. Please wear Bright Cheerful, Aloha Attire. Men, please no tanks tops, we don’t want to scare away the audience. For those of you that signed up early, your tickets will be distributed beginning this week from UFOHQ, same as last year. If you missed the sign up, you’re still welcome to join us at the event, but you’ll have to buy your own ticket. Mahalo Nui Loa to Marion for inviting the UFOhana once again to this amazing event, Happy 75th Marin County Fair!

Sorry no photos from last Friday this time around as our primary photographer was and is still recovering from eye surgery. She extends her sincerest Mahalos to her ‘Ohana for sending all your healing mana her way. Just one more eye left to do  . . .

Mahalo to all that attending and supported Hula Mai’s Hoike this past Saturday.

A dark veil descends,
Stars punctuate the fabric,
Mahina smiles down . . .

Ok, that’s all I got for now, still getting over this “Summer Cold”. <cough> <cough> <wheez>

Malama Pono All,

“Guess which one’s Jake . . . Surprise! Neither!”


061516: I Take that Back, Kanikapila on Friday Only . . .


Aloha All,

To help Linda during her recovery, Marion has generously offered up UFO HQ Annex (her home) for this Friday’s Kanikapila. We’ll gather at the usual 7p-10 time, BYPotLuck (please bring a main dish if you can).  BYOBeverage and BYOGear, I’m thinking she’ll have chairs, but do come prepared. Oh and BYAloha, you know that thing . . . .

Leave me a message on this post or email me at Kaleikoa@piko.ws if you need an address for her home.

. . . and don’t forget about the Ho’ike this Saturday in Sonoma (see previous post below).

Mahalo Nui Marion!


061516: No Kanikapila this Friday and Saturday


Aloha UFOhana,

Sadly there won’t be any Kanikapila this week. Linda’s recovering from eye surgery and I’m recovering from a bad cold. However, we hope to see you this Saturday at the Event below. Put on by our favorite Halau, Hula Mai . . .

1-2016 Hoike Poster

No Friday Kanikapila photos from last week as Linda was MIA then too. However, we do have images from Saturday. Click below for online album . . .


Sunday Fairfax Festival photos from Sunday. Mahalo nui to all UFO pilots that help make this such a well attended event!

1-2016-06-12 UFOHana at 2016 Fairfax Fair

Colors flash in time,
Pulsating rhythms incite,
A Joyful Hula

Ok, keeping this short so I can collapse in bed early . . . Take Care Everyone and see you Saturday!

Aloha A Hui Hou,

1-2016-06-12 Jake
“Wait, Ok, Now! Did you get my good side?


061116: Fairfax Festival Performance . . .


Hi All,

In an effort to keep our Gear Box light for tomorrow, we’ve decided to work from just our Volume 3 Flight manual at this event. I will bring copies of whatever extra songs we may need to the performance.  Once again, we’re performing 2:30p – 3:15p, this Sunday the Redwood Stage located on Park Street in Fairfax.

See you folks tomorrow!







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