092522: Vanikapila 34.22 this Saturday


Aloha UFOhana,

Hope this finds you well . . . we’re back to our normally scheduled 11a-1p Vanikapila this coming Saturday. Here’s the link below.

It’s a been a busy last 3 weeks, Fall has fallen and now we’re on our way to Halloween, then Thanksgiving and . . . . and . . . . but before those events we have the following events.

First is Leslie of Bogie’s Too (formerly Bogie’s Cafe) has asked us to hold a Kanikapila at their restaurant on 4th Street. Click below for event details and to RSVP a table on Bogie’s Too website.

Second is the event from Magic Flute below.

Click above to RSVP a seat with Magic Flute.

Some of you may remember Andrew from his last concert at Magic Flute a few years back. A definite must see!

UFOhana Sharktoberfest Mission Report:

Mission Date: 092522

15:00 Hours
Initial members of Seal Team Kahua51 makes landfall at Sharktoberfest Landing Site.

15:30 Hours

Begin establishing base camp, awaiting arrival of remaining STKahua51 members.

Weather report: Foggy and Windy, 60 degrees, but STKahua51 carries on . . .

16:30 Hours

Base Camp established. Awaiting arrival of Bass Commander . . . Ken reports that inclement weather is like a Summer Day in England . . .

UFO Seal Team: Kahua51 braving the Wind and Cold!

Below, photos from the Away Mission Sharktober Fest this past Saturday.

Mahalo Nohea for all the great photos and videos!
For those interested, Sharktober Fest Livestrem recording is now online.

SITE REP: Sharktober Fest

A sincere Mahalo Nui Loa to Susan, Melann, Wally, Ted, Ralph, Karen, Cindy, Ken, Janet, Laura and Nohea for braving the cold weather and your support in making this a fun and (hopefully) successful fundraiser for the National Marine Sanctuary System and Shark Stewards of California.

Click this link to an Ukulele Sighting on a “Nightmare” Southwest Flight. You got to ready to believe it! And I was so afraid they’d make me pack my Ukulele down in the hold . . . Mahalo Gary!

amidst howling winds,
dancing among the zephyrs,
hula warms the night.

Malama Pono everyone!


Btw, the image below is another AI Generated image from our AI Art Collection. I’ve added some very interesting ones from David Hayes of Wolfs and UFOs. Plus of some my AI Generated “Cyber Punk Ukulele Ninjas”

Click here to view the AI Art Album. Please feel free to upload any of yours . . . if you have some . . . and they’re not too spooky?


091922: Shark-tober Fest this Saturday!


Aloha Ahi Ahi Everyone,

It’s that time of the Year . . . where we umpa loompa to the theme of Jaws in the background. Yes, it’s our 1st Sharkfest Kanikapila in the last 3 years? Which also means we won’t have our usual 11am-1pm Vanikapila.

Anyway, it’s been a long time and I just wanted to pass on the following from Carol Preston from the Greater Farallones Marine Sanctuary.

Hi Delfin,

We are thrilled that you and the Friends of Ohana will be playing at  Sharktoberfest Movie Night on Saturday September 24th, 5:30 to 7:15 pm.


*Please bring food or plan to buy from the food truck at the event- we have a great Taco Truck coming! We will provide a light snack of homemade Spanakopita and salad for partners and volunteers only.  

*All partners are invited to dress up in marine themed costumes! This is not required, but some staff will be dressed up for fun.


Set-up- 3:30 pm – 5:15pm

Event- 5:30 – 7:30 PM Event

Movies -7:30 – 8:30 pm

Break Down/Clean Up- 8:30 pm


Sharktoberfest is taking place at the Greater Farallones National Marine Sanctuary Offices located on Crissy Field:

991 Marine Drive, The Presidio, San Francisco, CA 94129

I have attached a document with directions to our site coming from various locations.

Note: you may need to view this blog in a browser and not in your Email client to see and download the PDF files . . . Del




You may drive into the Greater Farallones National Marine Sanctuary parking lot to unload your supplies from 3:30 to 5:15pm and you will be able to pull back into the lot after 8:30pm to pack up.

After you have unloaded, please park your vehicle in the parking lot by the horse stables/Archives on McDowell Avenue (parking is free 

here) or in the “West Crissy Parking Lot” by the Warming Hut Cafe (parking is $1.20 an hour and free after 5:00 pm in this lot which is just 3 minutes away).  See the attached map for exact locations (circled and starred in red).

Cars cannot be left in our lot during the event!

Help Spread the Word!

Detailed information is available on our website: https://farallones.noaa.gov/education/specialevents.html

Can’t wait to see you all in person!


Carol and the Sharktoberfest team
Carol Preston (She/her/hers)
Education & Outreach Coordinator
Greater Farallones and Cordell Bank National Marine Sanctuaries
991 Marine Drive, SF Presidio
SF, CA 94129

Join us for Sharktoberfest Movie Night

Saturday, September 24, 5:30pm-8:30pm    

Follow Greater Farallones National  Marine Sanctuary:


. . . there you have it. I’m also going to attempt a Livestream from the Event , but I’m told their WiFi is kind of spotty, but we’ll give it our best effort . . . LiveStream Link Below

Click above to see the UFOhana at Sharktoberfest this Saturday.

So this past Saturday was our (almost) EOTMOK . . .

It was a little cold and windy, but this Special Elite Team of UFOhana Pilots braved the night which eventually became (almost magically) pleasantly cool. Mahalo to all that attending and helped create the Outdoor Kanikapila Magic once again. Mahalo Nui Loa to Laura for providing Bass Support! And to everyone attended and helped with Setup and Tear down.

I’m sure some of you may have heard of a new AI (Artificial Intelligent) art program that converts text (like “dinosaur playing ukulele” or “Magritte style Ukulele Player”) into actual “Art” that you can download. In fact, recently someone entered a piece that won first place in an Art Competition, unbeknownst to the judges that it was never painted by human hands.

Click above to view the article.

So I decided to give the app (aka Dall-E) a try. I used phrases like Surrealist Style with Ukulele Man, Dinosaur playing Ukulele, Astronaut Ukulele Player, Ukulele Petroglyphs, etc.

Click above to view the gallery of results.

Click here if you want to give the Dall-E AI some “food for thought”. You will need to sign up for the site and I believe there is a limit to the number of phrases per day/week/month you can feed it. Be warned that some of the images can be a little disturbing . . . but hauntingly beautiful . . .

This is one of the “milder” spooky ones.

Ok, that’s enough geekiness . . . please do considering coming the Shartoberfest if you can!

Uke-Ku (aka Ukulele Haiku):

from heaven it comes,
promise that it gets better,
only if we help.

Enjoy the rain everyone!

Aloha A Hui Hou,

-=SqL+Nohea+(AI Van Gogh) Jake=-

Nice 5 String!