We’ll be at the San Rafael Elks Lodge this Friday our for our usual second Friday Kanikapila the the Best Elks Lodge in the County! Dinner will be served for a nominal fee with a usual run time of 7pm –10pm. Mahalo once again to our Elkders for their continued support and generosity. In fact many of our UFOhana are now Elks themselves. If you haven’t already you may want to approach Joe, Stewart, Tad, Charlotte, Sandy, Lopaka, or myself (to start) to inquire about joining the Elks.
This past Friday Rev. Chip and Linda Lee hosted us at the Campbell Hall in Sausalito. Check it out below (click collages for albums). Mahalo to Brudda John for provide the ‘heart beat’ that night.
Saturday was our first kanikapila at Pancho Villa’s . . . Mahalo to Sherri who drove all the way down from Santa Rosa to provide Bass support and of course Mahalo Nui Loa to Kelly Day Medina for hosting us this past Saturday at her establishment, Pancho Villa’s. The food, drink and her wait staff was fabulous. I understand that overall we were well received except for the parking issue. Kelly had asked that we don’t use her parking lot because of the length of time we’re there and yet some did not honor her request. I heard that some of the staff observed that the public was being drawn in by our music but had no place to park and left, lost revenue . . . please help out Pancho Villa’s business by refraining from parking in her lot during Kanikapila. There’s parking lot about a block away (towards San Anselmo) that’s open during the weekends and always some spaces along Sir Francis Drake. Please do not park in the immediate neighborhood or in the Good Earth lot either (I hear they may tow). We all want to be good neighbors to the Fairfaxians. As members of the UFOhana we should remember we’re suppose to bring Aloha, not stress, to our hosts and their neighbors. Mahalo for your Kokua.
Unfortunately, we won’t be at Pancho’s this Saturday, June 13th. We’ll be performing at the Fairfax Fair Redwood Stage: http://www.fairfaxfestival.com/music/ . 12p – 1:30p. Please be there by 11am for setup so we’ll be ready to go at 12 noon. Remember that parking can be a challenge there so do factor that in. BYOGear . . . consider Murphy’s 5th law, “Bring it So You Won’t Need It!”
UFOhana Member Support Alert . . . I just heard that very own Leslie Freed, of Bogie’s Café and long time UFOhana Pilot, will be performing (a sort of recital for her music study group/workshop) at the Hop Monk Tavern in Novato this Monday (06/08/15) at 8:30PM. Among many of Leslie’s talents, along with Hula, Ukulele, Acting, Singing, and god knows how many more, is playing the Bass! Which she will be playing at the HMT that night. I’ll be attending the performance, I’ll probably have a late dinner there must before, say 7:30p or so. Anybody want to join me? Please come by if you can and lend your support to our very own Wahine Bass Commander, Leslie Freed.
Saturday, June 20th, we’ll be away (i.e. no Pancho Villa’s) performing for Betty Ann Bruno and her Halau, at Hula Mai’s Ho’ike. We hope some you’ll all be able to make this one. Sandy, Mary, Wally and Myself will be Halau Band for that day and IT’S FREE! A generous gift from Betty Ann and her Halau to their Sonoma ‘Ohana.
. . . and speaking of Sonoma, that following Saturday, the 27th, we’ll be at the Sonoma Valley Woman’s Club. 2 to 4 PM. We hope to be back at Pancho Villa’s on July 4th. So stay tuned.
Btw, we’ve been asked to perform at the County Fair once again this year. July 5th 2:30p-3:00p at the 3 Twins Solar Stage (formerly the Ben and Jerry Stage). Please send me an email at email@example.com if you will be participating. There’s a limit on the tickets so get your RSVPs in ASAP! 1st to RSVP = 1st to Get Tickets. Mahalo to Marion, Charlie Barboni and the Civic Center Department of Cultural Arts and Visitor Services for hosting us!
Oh, did I mention that Lynnette has about 40 of her Keiki performing on July 1st 3:30p – 4:00p, at the 3 Twins Stage? I’ll be there assisting her Lynnwood Elementary Ukulele Academy in her absence. You may want to drop by just to be amazed by the talent she’s fostered from her Keiki. It’s very inspiring to see 40 4th and 5th graders sharing the same love of the Ukulele as we do. If only we had someone like Lynnette when we were in elementary school!
Talk about a busy month huh? If there was only some way we could all make a decent living at all this fun . . . . . nah, then it wouldn’t be fun . . . . right?
Keeping steady beats,
Shadows play across the floor,
Hula moves through time.
Aloha A Hui Hou,
Change the Channel Jake!