Aloha UFOhana! After another busy weekend of Christmas Cheer and Joy Ukulele Style. We’ve decided to host a “Christmas Pajamas and or Ugly Christmas Sweater Night” here are UFOhana HQ. Linda and I decided that rather than having everyone dress up fancy like for our Christmas Celebration we’d have everyone ‘dress down’ and come in your most comfortable Christmas Themed PJ. We’ll save the fancy dress maybe for New Years? Anyway, if you’re not ‘comfortable’ with PJs, come wearing your Gaudiest/Loudest/Most Interesting/Ugliest Christmas Sweater or maybe even your Nicest? After all if beauty is in the eye of the . . . then where is Ugly in? Btw, Nohea wants to pass on that she’s spotted a good collection of Christmas PJs at our San Rafael Local Goodwill for very reasonable prices. So get them while they’re hot!
If this is your first time attending, email me at email@example.com and I will send an information sheet out your way. Run time is 7pm to 10/11ish or until the last one drops. BYKauKau (Pot Luck, preferably some kind of main dish), BYOBeverage, BYOGear (music stands, book lights, maybe a chair too, just in case) and always Bring Enough Aloha to share with everyone.
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This Friday was Special Christmas Dinner Night at the Elks Lodge and the UFOhana was asked to Kanikapila there once again (click collage for album photos). Of course, along with Christmas Carols, we were paid a visit by the “Man in Red” . . . no not Joe!
The following morning we were asked to perform that the Fairfax Craft Faire . . .
Such a great and fun filled Community Event! Mahalo to Jack for allowing us to share in this event. An hour later we were off to the Sleeping Lady and another pack house full of Ukulele Pilots ready for take off! We were once again graced by hula from Hula Mai members of Sonoma County . . . not to mention a first time ever Buckets of Rain Solo from our very own UFOhana Keiki Pilot Mark!
Btw, this Saturday at the Sleeping Lady. My Non-profit, PIKO, will be present Awards and Gifts to Lynette Bosey’s Ukulele Class and to one of her students. Also, we will be circulating a Wedding card for our favorite Bar Tender, Bethany, who will be flying to Alaska for her wedding. We ask that everyone donate a little something to help make her Christmas “Merry and Bright . . . “.
I want to add, since we’re on the topic of Sleeping Lady, that Eli (sometime Saturday Bartender) is a fantastic musician and is about to release a CD of original compositions. Btw, Eli was our 1st Place Winner, Adult Division, at our 2013 Hele On Ukulele Competition. You can check out Eli at his blog: http://physicalsuicidedeterrentsystemproject.com/ . . . I know . . . he says it’s pretty heavy duty stuff and not for the feint of heart but very interesting pieces.
Rivers of sadness,
Wash down into placid seas,
Happiness returns . . .
Stay Dry out there everyone! See you in your PJ’s this Friday!
Aloha A Hui Hou,