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Inaugural Event Takes Place on Saturday, November 16, 2019


HONOLULU, HI – Celebrate the opening of the Makahiki season with Aha Makahiki on Saturday, November 16 at the Bishop Museum, from 5:00 – 9:00 p.m.  Hosted by Manu Boyd, this event will feature musical guests Keauhou, Darren Benitez, Kulaiwi, and Kaumakaiwa Kanakaole as well as hula performances from Miss Aloha Hula 2019, Miss Keiki Hula 2019, Master Keiki Hula 2019, and Halau Hiiakainamakalehua. Enjoy locally-inspired cocktails, beer and wine.  Aha Makahiki will be a spectacular evening of Hawaiian formal wear and we encourage attendees to wear a lei or papale. 


"The people of Hawaii celebrate Chinese New year, Cinco de Mayo, and St. Patrickʻs Day, but how many of us celebrate the Makahiki? The Makahiki is important today because it reminds us our connection to the land and how it's important that we are dedicated to the renewal of our resources. It signifies the season of rest for both the land and the people," says co-founder Kapu Gaison. "For the past few years, we've been curating an event that we could share Makahiki and would represent the best of Hawaii and we're now able to do that with Aha Makahiki. We felt the calling, so here we are to SHARE MAKAHIKI WITH THE WORLD."


The event will kick off with Wehena Makahiki (Makahiki opening protocol) and Awa noa (social awa). Dinner will feature sustainably-sourced, traditional Hawaiian food and the warm music of Darren Benitez and Keauhou. Kealoha: the first poet laureate of Hawaii will kick off the show followed by Kulaiwi (Kawika Kahiapo, Lehua Kalima, Shawn Pimental) and Kaumakaiwa Kanakaole with hula performances by Miss Aloha 2019 and Hiiakainamakalehua.  Individual tickets start at $100 and table sales at $950 (for a table of 10). For more info, visit sharemakahiki.com.

Bishop Museum
1525 Bernice St
Honolulu, HI, HI 96817
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  • Contact Name: Kapu Gaison
  • Contact Organization: MC Events LLC

Location: Oahu