050624 Vanikapila 17.23 – Redux

Upcoming Band Concert Notice from Lynnette Boosey:

Aloha music lovers,

For those who like band concerts this will be a really fun program from Henry Mancini, to big band, to movie themes and more. 

It’s free, though donations are appreciated on your way out. You’ll find me in the trumpet section!  Tuesday, May 21st, 7:30 pm at Angelico Hall on the Dominican campus.



We now return you to your regular blog-programming . . .


Alooooooooooha UFOhana!

Another action packed month up ahead . . .

We’ll be at the Elks this Friday! Wooohooo! Yes it that time of the month once again and Brudda Joe will be cooking up his usual specialness. Click below to RSVP a dinner on the Elks site.

And on the 25th of May, we have our favorite Grammy Award Steel Guitarist joining us for an evening of Kanikapila, Kaukau (Pot Luck) and a special concert Hula Blues(y) tunes and beyond from Ken Emerson. Click below for details and to register for this event.

Prepare to be throughly entertained!

Can you believe it? Right here in your friendly neighborhood Vendola Café!

Mahalo Ken and Carolyn for taking time out from your busy schedule.

So this past Saturday we experienced a turn in the weather. Some welcome rain, and some extra snow I heard as well. But there was no shortage of Aloha both online and IRL. See below.

Lois surprised us all by standing for Koke’e Hula! Maika’i Lois!

Brudda Tom from Santa Cruz joined us and we have our first (Mustang) Sally in the ‘Ohana. Mahalo Tucker for pointing her our way.

The Jet Lagged Albions finally came back from their Japan Tour and some how managed to strum their way through two hours of the ruckus.

Mahalo Lynnette for your ka himeni kamalii (Keiki Choir), so nice to see and hear the ethusiams of youth.

Mahalo nui loa to our Cyber ‘Ohana for giving us 100% likes for the first time ever!

Click above to view the online album.

Lastly, the link to this week’s Vanikapila. Click here to register for Saturday.

Click above this Saturday to join us in cyber ‘ohana land.


a warm gentle voice,
giving light to a dark mind,
only mother’s love.

Hauʻoli lā Makuahine (Happy Mother’s Day) to all our mothers out there and Mother’s who have flown west. We wouldn’t be here without you!

e lokomaikai kekahi i kekahi (be kind to each other) . . .


No place like Mom.


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