051824: Hula Blues Night with Ken Emerson


Aloha Ahi Ahi UFOhana,

No Vanikapila this coming Saturday.

Instead, join us at 4pm for an In Real Life Kanikapila / Potluck / Hula Blues House Concert with Ken Emerson.

We ask that you register by Wednesday so that we can begin setting up Vendola Cafe for concert mode. Mahalo Nui Loa, SqL and Linda.

Click the image above for details and to register for the event.

It’s sure to be lots of fun! After all, where else can you have an Ukulele Jam, dinner, and a Concert from a Grammy Award winner for less than $30?

Mahalo nui to those who joined us this past Saturday and shared their Aloha. Click below to view images and videos.

Don and Marty Koc shared some images from their Japan trip. Check it out below . . . and I thought Vegas was strange.

Sold out? Really? Mahalo for sharing Don and Marty . . . I think?

Ok, keeping this one short. Don’t forget to register for this Saturday!



a lone moon rising,
into the infinite dark,
neverending flight.


All UFOhana Pilots form up this Saturday on me! To Inifinty and Vendola Cafe!


051324: Vanikapila 18.24


aLoHa UFOhana,

Woa, talk about having a busy week!

It started with a group of us performing at the Kaiser Nurse / AAPI Appreciation Lunch at the Terra Linda Kaiser.

Mahalo nui loa to Joe Tato for inviting us, he’s the headless guy below in the upper right corner of the collage . . . not to worry, he has a great medical plan. Kaiser put his head back on the online album.

Mahalo nui loa to Sandy, Jolyn, Susan, Carolyn, Linda Green/Albion/Wallace, Lois, Toni, Ralph, Wikio, and Klukas for making it all possible.

Mele, Hula, Aloha and Food Trucks galore.

After a short rest at home, it was upward and onward to an evening of delicious food and Kanikapila at the Elks. Mahalo to Joe Tato, once again, for inviting the UFOhana and taking the time, after a full work day, to whip up a fabulous dinner.

Mahalo Nina for being our ‘Ohana photographer that night. Hope you had an uneventful and smooth trip back to Amsterdam. We miss you already.

Click above to view the online album.

Then Saturday we had our usual Vanikapila . . .

and was treated to a surprise lunch by Iris’ Dad, Patrick. Mahalo Nui Loa Patrick!

That’s them below. Mahalo Joel, for the great photo.

And don’t forget to sign up for Ken’s upcoming in house concert at your local Vendola Cafe.

Click above for details and to register for the event.

Below, a video trailer from one of Ken’s previous concerts.

Click above to view video.

And lastly, there’s this . . .

Register here if you’ll be joining us IRL (In Real Life) this Saturday.


when we say we won’t,
yet some how we always do,
and then comes regret.

Have you seen any dinosaurs around here?
Never mind, I found a couple! Back Blue! Over here Green!

Just a few randoms thoughts . . . .

Nyuk, Nyuk, Nyuk.
From when there was a Waialae Drive-In.

Aloha Nui Loa UFOhana!