The 19th Annual E Hula Mau Hula & Chant Competition Returns Labor Day Weekend

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Hula and Chant Competition

E Hula Mau, the host to Southern California’s only Hula and Chant Competition, returns to the Terrace Theater on Labor Day Weekend for its annual celebration of the Hawaiian culture. Festivities start on Friday, August 30th and go through Sunday, September 1st, 2013, and include live performances, arts and crafts, workshops and the flavor of island foods. This 19th Annual Festival is presented by Na Mamo.

In addition to the hula and chant competition, E Hula Mau’s annual celebration is filled with culture-rich workshops all weekend long in the Hawaiian Cultural Village located in front of the Terrace Theater. This year’s workshops feature the art of lei making, Hawaiian educational lectures and a slack key workshop. All are open on a first-come, first-served basis. Some fees may apply.

E Hula Mau Schedule of Events

Friday, August 30th
3:30pm – 9:30pm – Competition Opening Ceremonies: Hula Pakahi (Solo Performances) Solo Awards Presentation “Wahine Soloist to be Crowned Miss E Hula Mau”

Saturday, August 31st
8:00am- Food Court & Lei Making Workshop
9:00am- Hawaiian Arts & Crafts Fair (Open to the public)
10:00am- Slack Key Workshop
10:00am – 5:00pm – Competition: Kahiko (Ancient) Group & Oli (Chant) Performances, Kahiko & Oli Awards Presentation

Sunday, September 1st
8:00am- Food Court & Hawaiian Workshop
9:00am- Hawaiian Arts & Crafts Fair & Lei Contest (Open to the public)
10:00am – 5:30pm- Competition: ‘Auana (Contemporary) Group Performances, ‘Auana Awards Presentation

“We are thrilled to welcome back E Hula Mau to the Long Beach Performing Arts Center for their annual Hawaiian celebration,” said Dan Spellens, Director of Theaters & Entertainment for SMG at the Long Beach Convention & Entertainment Center. “It is always a delight to see our facilities transformed into a Hawaiian village,” he concluded.

Special presale pricing is available until May 31st, 2013 through the Long Beach Performing Arts Center and the E Hula Mau website. Presale Hula Competition tickets are $22 per day or $60 for weekend ticket packages. Starting June 1st, 2013, tickets will be $25 per day. The cultural village is free to attend and workshops may have an additional fee. To charge by phone, please call TicketMaster at (800) 745-3000 or . The Box Office is located at 300 E. Ocean Boulevard, and is open Monday through Friday from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm and Saturday from 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm.

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