E Hula Mau Polynesian Festival Returns Labor Day Weekend

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Labor day weekendSouthern California’s only Hula and Chant Competition will make its way to the Long Beach Performing Arts Center/ Terrace Theater the weekend of September 2nd through 4th, 2011, for its 17th year. The E Hula Mau Polynesian Festival will take place at the Long Beach Terrace Theater Plaza and will feature live performances, arts and crafts, interactive workshops, and Island-style cuisine. This event is made possible by Na Mamo. “He Waiwai Nui Ke Aloha” (Our Greatest Treasure is our Aloha) is this year’s E Hula Mau theme. Come and enjoy the blending of honored traditions and feeling of ‘Ohana (family) by attending the E Hula Mau event, Mahalo Bash Concert, and accompanying cultural festivities.

E HULA MAU SCHEDULE OF EVENTS:

Friday, Sept. 2
12:00 PM – Hawaiian Arts & Crafts Fair/Workshops and Food Court
3:30 PM – Solo Competition – Kahiko (Ancient) & ‘Auana (Contemporary) performances

Saturday, Sept. 3
8:00 AM – Food Court & Lei Making Workshop
9:00 AM – Hawaiian Arts & Crafts Fair/Workshops
10:00 AM– Kahiko (Ancient) Group & Oli (Chant) Competition performances
Plaza Outdoor Stage Entertainment throughout the day
7:30 PM – Mahalo Bash (Doors open at 7:00 PM)

Sunday, Sept. 4
8:00 AM – Food Court & Hawaiian Workshop
9:00 AM – Hawaiian Arts & Crafts Fair/Workshops/Lei Contest
10:00 AM – ‘Auana (Contemporary) Group Competition Performances
Plaza Outdoor Stage Entertainment throughout the day
1:00 PM – Plaza Outdoor Stage – Lei Contest Awards

Competition tickets are $20.00 and Mahalo Bash Concert tickets are $35.00. Tickets can be purchased through Ticketmaster and the Long Beach Performing Arts Center. The Long Beach Performing Arts Center Main Box Office is located at 300 E. Ocean Boulevard and is open from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM Monday through Friday and 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM on Saturday.

The cultural village is free to attend. Workshops may have an additional fee.

“We hope everyone can make it down to the Terrace Theater during this special weekend to enjoy the culturally-rich festivities that E Hula Mau shares with the community annually,” said Dan Spellens, Director of Theaters & Entertainment for the Long Beach Convention & Entertainment Center.

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  1. lehua says:

    howzit……wanted 2 know if kalama brothers will be performing@ ehula mau dis yr and if so when & wht time..mahalos