021215: Red & White Kanikapila at UFOHQ This FRiday!

Attention all UFOhana Pilots! If you haven’t heard already, we’ve changed the venue from the Elks to the UFOhana HQ this Friday. Dress theme is Red and White Hawaiian (or not), in honor of St. Valentine’s Day! Sooooooo, Cupid Draw back your Booowwww! Run time is from 7:30p till we all agreed we’ve had enough. BYKauKau (i.e. Pot Luck), BYMusic Stands, we should be ok with chairs but keep one in your trunk just in case (remember Murphy’s 5th Law . . . ), and of course BYAloha to share with your ‘Ohana.

On behalf of the UFOhana I want to extend a Mahalo Nui Loa to Reverend Chip for hosting us last week! Always a great time in that beautiful hall and Mahalo to Maggie for putting in the bottom! Click on the image below for an album of that night . . .

Btw, don’t forget to check out Wikio’s (aka Wali, aka Wally, aka, Wallace) ‘ao ‘ao na Wikio page for “everything ‘Ukulele”. Just look for it near the right corner of our blog just below the banner images.  He’s got a great article about 100 years of ‘Ukulele in San Francisco. Mahalo Nui Wikio for all you do for the UFOhana (and me). Great Article!

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Click on the following collage for more images from Sleeping Lady, sadly, this may be Bethany’s last Saturday with us . . .  Mahalo Bethany for taking should good care of us!

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Dark Clouds give to light,
Aka La smiles warmly down,
The Aina glows green.

Malama Pono!


020315: We’re at Campbell hall this friday

Aloha All,

We’re the beautiful Christ Church Campbell Hall this week. Here’s a link for directions: http://www.christchurchsausalito.net/location/ . Mahalo to Rev. Chip and Linda for hosting the UFOhana. Run time 6:30p – 9:30p, BYKaukau (i.e. Pot Luck), BYOGear (music stands and books lights), BYAloha (of course) to share with all.

Just to give everyone a head start  . . . Next week, Friday the 13th, Kanikapila will be held the UFO HQ (email me at kaleikoa@piko.ws for directions). The dress theme will be Hawaiian Red & White in honor of Valentines day. Runtime 7pm – till your too tired to play . . .  as usual BYKauKau (bring “Love Food”) of course remember Murphy’s 5th Law when it comes to bring gear, and be ready to share lots of Aloha . . .

So as some of you may know. Wally (aka Wikio) is developing a page on this blog. So please excuse our Construction Dust, bear with us while we test things out. Mahalo.

Meanwhile . . . here the images from last week, click the images to access the photo albums.

First, the Friday Kani . . .


and then onward to Wahine Moe Moe . . .

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We’re almost half way there . . . hang in there and have a great work week . . . I’m sure there is such a thing?

From a soft whisper,
To Words roaring off a page,
Brought to life with song.

See you folks this Friday!

Aloha A Hui Hou,


01.28.15: Kanikapila at UFO HQ this friday . . .

Aloha All,
It’s the 5th Friday of the month, which means we’ll be at UFOhana HQ this Friday. Run time is 7:00pm till whenever . . . BYKaukau (Bring something for Pot luck – like a main dish or healthy Salad), BYGear (We’re probably good for chairs and music stands but remember Murphy’s 5th law – bring it so you won’t need it), BYOBeverage and always BYAloha to share with your ‘Ohana. Email me at Kaleikoa@piko.ws if you need an address / directions to UFOHQ.

Here are the collage links to photos of last week’s Kanikapila at the Elks . . .

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Click the collage below for the Sleeping Lady Album for last Saturday . . .

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Btw, on February 28, we’ll be holding the first (hopefully to become a monthly) UFOhana Kanikapila at the Plaza Bistro in Sonoma. Here’s a link to their website: http://theplazabistro.com/ . Run time will be same as Sleeping Lady, 2pm – 4pm. Please do pass this onto your friends / Ohana up North and encourage them to come join us.  For those of you who can make it that far up North, there should be someone at the Sleeping Lady running the Kani in my absence. Below is a panoramic of the room we’ll be holding the event in. Btw, did I mention they have great food there too?


Once again, mahalo nui loa to all the well wishes and get well soons you folks have been passing onto Nohea and myself. This cold / flu is a stickler but nothing a exercising the lungs by attending a good Kanikapila!

Blended harmonies,
Synchronicity of dance,

Aloha A Hui Hou ka kou!


012115: we’re at the elks this Friday

Aloha Ahi Ahi UFOhana! Sorry for the late posting all, feeling just a little under the weather but I think I’ll survive.

We’re congregating that the Elks this Friday. Usual runtime time 7pm – 10pm. A dinner will be provided by the Elks for a nominal fee. BYOGear, BYOKaukau. and of course BYAloha to share with everyone. Mahalo to the Elkders for once again hosting the UFOhana.

Mahalo Nui Loa once again to all of you for participating in the Black and White Night at the Elks 2 Fridays prior. We’re so sorry we couldn’t make that one. So much so that we decided to have a White and Black night at UFOHQ. Click the collage below to link to the great photos from that night . . .

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Click below for Sleeping Lady images . . . . Welcome back to Bethany!

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Clouds cling to the earth,
Children of the sky embrace,
Kissed by morning light . . .

Ok, time for another round of cough medicine.

Take Care Everyone, Stay Well,


011415: “W & B” Kanikapila at UFO HQ This Friday!


Aloha Ahi Ahi UFOhana!

Well Linda’s doing much better this week, nothing like a dose of Anti- B’s to improve ones outlook on the New Year. Not to mention make the bronchitis blues go away. Though we’re still grieving Romeo’s loss, it has been softened by all the well wishes and Aloha many of you have shared with us.  Mahalo Nui Loa to all of you . . .

So after seeing all the great outfits we missed from the B&W Hawaiian Formal Kanikapila last Friday we decided that this Friday we would have a “White and Black” (W&B) Hawaiian Formal here at UFOhana HQ.  Kind of backwards hana hou . . . or is that a hou hana? Anyway, we’d love to see you folks again in your great W&B Hawaiian Formals this Friday. Btw, if you need directions to the UFO HQ email me at kaleikoa@piko.ws and I send it your way. Our run times for this Friday are 7pm to till the last strummer falls. BYKauKau (bring a main Pot Luck Dish and/or dessert to share), BYAloha (always!) and we do have chairs and ‘some’ music stands. But in general, remember Murphy’s Law #5, “Bring it so you won’t need it . . . “ otherwise no worries, the UFOhana Universe shall provide. Btw, Linda’s been very busy redecorating the Lanai with a W&B theme. Gorgeous!

Below are the some images from the 9th, Mahalo to Elaine and Wikio for the great photos.

Hey . . . is that Mike at Times Squaaaa . . .  . no way! Has to be another Wikio original.


Click the collage below for photo album . . .


Click below for the Sleeping Lady Kanikapila Album . . . it was great seeing you all again! Good to see Stephanie actually scooting around.


That’s all we have for now . . . hope to see you folks sometime this week . . .

Peering in your heart,
His peaceful soul calms the storm,
One called Romeo . . .


Aloha ʻia Pōpoki Aloha Oe  . . .

Malama Pono All,


010715: B&W Hawaiian Formal at the elks . . .


Aloha All,
We’re at the Elks his Friday, 7p – 10p. In honor of the New Year we’re calling it a Black & White Hawaiian Formal Kanikapila. As you see below we’re asking you wear either Hawaiian or a Formal, just bling it with a little Hawaiian Flair (note Stephanie’s elegant white gown with Gardenias). I know that a couple of our Kane are coming in full Tux!

A Casual Dinner will be made available by the Elks: Big Jim’s BBQ pulled pork sandwiches, coleslaw and potato salad for $10.


Speaking of Stephanie, please send some healing thoughts and Aloha her way as she recovers from ankle surgery. Malama Pono Stephanie!


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Aloha A Hui Hou, Until Friday All!

A spinning blue globe,
Tracing Astral Lines in Space,
Another year past . . .

Hauoli La Hanau Nohea!




. . . sorry all, but Linda’s still not feeling very well so we’ve cancelled this Friday’s Kanikapila. We’ve rescheduled our Black and White / Formal Hawaiian to next Friday, Jan. 9th, at the Elks. I’ll see you folks this Saturday at the Sleeping Lady at the usual time. Much Aloha and Mahalo for being such a great (UF) ‘Ohana!

Hauoli Makahiki Hou e Malama Pono Kakou!


122314: Mele Kalikimaka kā.kou!


From Nohea and Myself we’d like to wish you and your ‘Ohana a Very Merry Christmas! We’re so blessed to have you all in our ‘Ohana and look forward to another fun year together. Mahalo Nui Loa to all of you for your continued support and friendship . . .

And speaking of fun, if you’re not busy on the 26th we’ll be at the Elks Bar this Friday spreading just a little more Christmas Cheer. Usual runtime of 7pm to 10pm. Not sure what the menu is but I’m sure it’ll be something Ono-lisious. BYOG, BYAloha . . . as usual.

Then Saturday, Dec. 27th, we get to do it all over again at the Sleeping Lady, 2p –4p. There’s got to be a law against having so much fun with an Ukulele . . . or not.

Below . . . Christmas Jammies/Ugly Christmas Sweater Friday Night Kanikapila .  .  . click the collage for the photo album .  .  .


Below: Saturday at the Sleeping Lady. It was a special Saturday in that PIKO donated a Bass Guitar and Amp to Lynette Bosey for her Ukulele Class and Award Mark Shen a new Concert (plug in) Ukulele for most promising Keiki Ukulele Students . . .  On behalf the PIKO executive board (Marion, Sandy, Wa’li, Alan and myself) Mahalo to all of you that supported the PIKO Hele On Ukulele Event that made all these Donations and Awards possible.  (Click collage for photo album)

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Mahalo to all of the Sleeping Lady ‘Ohana for contributing to Bethany’s Wedding Card.  She’s been such a great help and support of the Sleeping Lady Kanikapila, we wish her and her Fiancé a wonderful future together.

Sweet Nectars of life,
Mingled with images past,
Blossoms of new hope.

Me Ke Aloha Pumehana,


121314: Kanikapila at UFOhana HQ this friday . . .

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 kaleikoa@piko.ws 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!

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The following morning we were asked to perform that the Fairfax Craft Faire . . .

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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 . . . “.

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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,


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