102918: Kanikapila . . . Friday=Campbell Hall, Saturday=UFOHQ

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Aloha Ahi Ahi Everyone,

Can you believe it’s almost November already? And of course with that comes our First Friday of the month which means we’ll be be at the Campbell Hall in Sausalito, 6:30pm to 9ish pm. BYPotluck, BYMusicStands and BYMaheleAloha (to share). Mahalo to Rev. Chip for hosting us once again! Btw, if anyone’s available, we could use some help setting up tables and chairs. Mahalo.

I also want to extend a Mahalo Nui Loa to all the great UFOhana Pilots who “Came As They Weren’t” last Friday. It just amazes me that we never have a shortage of such great and imaginative costumes. Not to mention a surprise Keep Your Eye’s on the Hands AND A Papalini Lahi Lahi Hula with Pauline, Charlotte and Melann with authentic (not so dainty) “Cheeks”? Click the right one below to view the Friday Night Fanatics!

Last Saturday was our first Kanikapila at the Sonoma Valley Woman’s Club in two months. What a great turnout that was. Mahalo to the SVWC for being such great hosts and for keeping the doors open for us. Click below to view the great photos from Nohea and Craig. Mahalo Hula Mai and to all that made it such a high energy and fun event!

Ok, see you folks in November! Keep warm and well everyone!

UkEkU
leaves give up their hold,
torn from limbs by the cold wind,
earthen tapestries.

Hauʻoli Lā Heleuī (Happy Halloween)!
-=SqL+Nohea+Jake=-

That damn Percival!

:EOT

102418: Friday=Come As You Aren’t @ UFOHQ, Saturday=Sonoma Valley Woman’s Club

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Aloha All,

It’s that time of the year again! This Friday is our annual “Come As You Aren’t” Kanikapila. So dress up in your best Alter Egos and come on down! We’ll be running it 7pm – 10pm. BYPotLuck (you know that special Halloween fare like, Eye of a  Newt, Knee of an Eel, Hair of a Bald Headed Man and maybe . . . SPAM Musubi?), BYMusicStands, BYOBeverages, BYBestHalloweenCostume (See examples below) and always bring some Aloha to share with your ‘Ohana. Click here to view last week Friday’s Kanikapila. Please text (do not send to my email as I may miss it) me at 4153007804 if you need a seat for Friday.

      

Saturday we’ll be in Sonoma at the Sonoma Valley Woman’s Club, 2p-4p. BYMusicStands, BYSome$$$ to donate to the SVWC and always, any extra Aloha you have. It’s been awhile since we seen our Sonama/Napa ‘Ohana, looking forward to it! Click here to view last Saturday’s Kanikapila and our Leukemia Fundraiser Gig.

Really tired, so I’m calling it day.

Aloha Aaaaa <yawn> Hui Hou,
-=SqL+Nohea+Jake=-

Image result for halloween costumes for tuxedo cats
WHO AM I? I AM the Cat, Uh, Bat Man . . .

:EOT

10.17.18: Friday & Saturday = UFOHQ

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Aloha All,

We’re at the UFOHQ this Friday, 7pm – 10pm, BYPotluck, BYMusicStands and , of course, BYAloha. Big mahalo to the Elks for hosting us last week and for the great Mystery Fish Dish / Dinner. Here are images from last Friday’s Kanikapila, click collage to access album . . .

Last Saturday had us at the UFOHQ for this first time in a month (btw, we’ll be there again this Saturday 2pm-4pm) and Ted surprised us with his Mega-Moke Bass, Madison and Dan-O each doing a hula! OMG! And I thought playing the Ukulele was enough! Click below for online album . . .

Speaking of Madison, I’d like to remind everyone of the following from Madison regarding their fundraising efforts for their upcoming MYSO European Tour:

Hey Del.

Here is the link to my GoFundMe: Click here to support Marin Youth Symphony Orchestra Tour organized by Madison Sneath.

I also made a YouTube video of me playing my audition piece on Saturday so anyone who wasn’t there can listen to me play: Madison Sneath Playing Fantasy by Francis Thomé

Thank you so much for supporting me! I also have all of my concert dates already so all of you guys can mark your calendars extra early to hear what you’re helping me do 🙂 All of our concerts are held in the James Dunn Theater at the College of Marin in Kentfield. December 2nd is our Winter Concert from 7-9.May 5th is our Spring Concert from 7-9.June 19th is a concert put on the day before we go off to Europe from 7-9.  This means so much to me, thank you for helping me spread the word and for all the support you’ve given me through the years!

I understand that they are also doing a Band Practice-A-Thon, where for a few $$$ pledge, Madison will practice X amount of hours on her trumpet . . . check the links above for more details.

Mahalo Nui to you all for support the music efforts of our UFOhana Keiki . . .

Btw, Brittni Paiva will be holding a workshop and concert at the UFOHQ January 20th, 2019. She’s a fantastic Kumu Ukulele (Ukulele Master) and a Na Hoku award winner, check her out at https://brittnipaiva.com/ , more details to come. Besure to keep that date open!

That’s all I have for now . . . but before I go, don’t forget about our annual “Come As You Aren’t” Halloween Party on the 26th. Hope you’re all working on your Alter Egos! Click HERE for ideas from last year’s CAYA fest.

UkEkU
a noble prescense,
guardians of endless skies,
a past kupuna.

Aloha A Hui Hou,
-=SqL+Nohea+Jake=-

Huh. . . .What . . . <lick> . . . . SQUIRREL!!!!

:EOT

100918: Kanikapila SitRep: Friday=Elks, Saturday=UFOHQ

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Aloha Ka Kou,

We’re at the Elks this Friday at our usual time of 7pmish to 9pmish. Dinner will served around 6:30pmish and Brudda Joe Tato’s got a local kine Mini-Luau plate lunch lined up with some kind of delicious fish, Kalua Pig, Rice, Mac-tato (that’s tay-tow, not tah-tow) Salad. Mahalo Joe and to the Elks for hosting us once again. As usual, BYOGear, BYO$$ (for dinner) and BYAloha!

Click below last Friday’s Kanikapila.

Saturday we’re at the UFOHQ for our Kanikapila ʻAuinalā (afternoon kanikapila), 2pm – 4pm. BYOB&S (beverages and snacks). Text me at 4153007804 if you want to RSVP a seat.

Oh, did I mention that we came back with 100 lbs of Vintage Hawaiian Wear?

Btw, it’s Lā Hoʻomākaʻukaʻu (Halloween) Month! So Nohea has asked that everyone put on their thinking caps, masks, makeup, costumes, alter egos, etc. to get ready for our annual Hoʻolauleʻa lā hoʻomākaʻukaʻu (Halloween/aka Come As You Aren’t/Party) on October 26th! For inspiration I’ve posted some photos from Last Year’s HP . . .

Hmmm, I’m thinking maybe something really diabolical this year . . . . like . . .  a Supreme Court Justice? Sorry, I slipped there, broke one of my own UFOhana protocols . . . anyway, I hope to see you folks this week sometime!

UkEkU
quiet simple act,
emotion shared without words,
we stand in the glow.

Aloha Hui Hou!
-=SqL+Nohea+Jake=-

I’m going as a cat pillow . . . z z z z z z . . .

:EOT