Events This Month

Friday, August 29

Hawaiian Culture Series with Alan Robert Akana

8:00pm - 9:30pm
Other Kalani - see description

Kalani's monthly Hawaiian Culture Events provide a unique forum where Hawai`i and its peoples can come together and share cultural knowledge, customs, and aloha to all willing to receive.

These events feature a different Hawaiian cultural practitioner who speaks and shares 'ike (wisdom) through talk story, hō`ike`ike (demonstration), or hana`ana (performances).

Event Description: 
When Alan Akana realized he had missed the gift of hearing many of his family’s stories, his search for his history became a gift to all his readers. The Volcano is Our Home introduces us in a very personal way to the influences that shaped Hawaii from an isolated group of islands inhabited by remarkable people with a unique and beautiful culture into the tourist mecca known today by travelers from all over the world. The author takes you to the real Hawaii, so that you may walk these islands with new understanding of the lost way of life of those who have gone before. You will journey over 250 years with a Hawaiian family, guided by their connection to the land, each other and a rich spiritual realm.You will join them on the slopes of Kilauea Volcano as they confront the arrival of each new wave of change—from Captain Cook to the missionaries, to the overthrow of the kingdom, to the 50th State, to the 21st century.

Alan Akana is one of the current generation of Hawaiians who has perfected the art of “talking story.” —Gail Larsen, Founder of Real Speaking and Author of Transformational Speaking: If You Want to Change the World, Tell a Better Story

Bio:
Alan Robert Akana was born in Palo Alto, CA. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in philosophy from Westmont College (Santa Barbara, CA) and Master of Divinity and Doctor of Ministry degrees from Fuller Theological Seminary (Pasadena, CA).

He is an ordained minister in the United Church of Christ and has served churches in Hawaii, Montana, Utah, Texas and California. He is an accomplished artist and has extensive experience providing fundraising counsel to nonprofit organizations. Dr. Akana enjoys writing, watercoloring, running, hiking, traveling, and spending time with his son Palani.

He is a descendant of the proud and courageous people who lived on the slopes of Kilauea Volcano.

He lives on the Island of Kauai and may be contacted at alanrobertakana@gmail.com.

Location: Kalani
Admission: By donation; proceeds collected will go directly to the speaker.

Saturday, August 30

Hawaiian Mythology with Ryan McCormack

8:00pm - 10:00pm
Other Kalani - see description

Kalani is pleased to present A Kalani Hawaiian Culture Program, with classes led by Ryan McCormack, Junior College Instructor. Join us for enlightening cultural insights grounded in Hawaiian Mythology and talk story.

Location: Kalani
Admission: By donation; proceeds collected will go directly to the speaker.

Sunday, August 31

Kalani Ecstatic Dance - Sunday, August 31, 2014

10:30am - 12:30pm
Other Kalani - see description
Kalani Ecstatic Dance

Kalani Ecstatic Dance is a communal celebration of life and dance.

Come and join us each week for a community dance experience, the familiar Sunday morning "spirit time", and focused, compassionate, spirited presenters.
 
Kalani Ecstatic Dance is for adults age 18 and older. Salads, sandwiches, snacks, ice cream and drinks are available for purchase at Hale Aloha.

Arrival set plays from 10:30 to 11:00am;
Opening Circle is held at 11:00am.
Closing Circle is held at 12:30pm.

Admission: Suggested donations are $10 kama'āina, $15 regular.
Location: Kalani
DJ's:

August 3rd - DJ Opulence  - http://inspiralaudio.com/about/
August 10th - DJ Sprocket - http://bigislandlove.com/page.sprocket.htm 
August 17th - Serena Devi  
August 24th - MaJiK
August 31st - DJ Keala - mixcloud.com/djkeala/warm-up-mix/

Ecstatic Dance Guidelines
- Move however you wish.
- No talking in the space.
- Respect yourself and one another.
- Ecstatic Dance is a drug and alcohol-free space.
- Please refrain from photos, video, and shoes and scents.
- Many people dance in their own space, and others share their space with another.
- To engage in a dance with someone, use sensitivity:  Are they open to sharing their space with me? Mirror movements, offer a hand, brush by, make eye contact, and see and feel how they respond.
- If you would rather not dance with someone, or are ending a dance with someone, simply thank them by placing your hands in prayer at your heart. Namaste. Thank You. My spirit recognizes yours.

Note: For safety and liability reasons, we are not able to accommodate children at Ecstatic Dance. If you do bring a child, that child must be accompanied by an adult at all times outside the dance space.

Sunday, September 7

Kalani Ecstatic Dance - Sunday, September 7, 2014

10:30am - 12:30pm
Other Kalani - see description
Kalani Ecstatic Dance

Kalani Ecstatic Dance is a celebration of life and dance in our open-air, oceanfront space.

Join us each week for a community dance experience, Sunday morning "spirit time," and focused, compassionate presenters.
 
Kalani Ecstatic Dance is for adults age 18 and older. Salads, sandwiches, snacks, ice cream and drinks are available for purchase at Hale Aloha.

Arrival set: 10:30 to 11:00 AM
Opening Circle: 11:00 AM
Closing Circle:12:30 PM

Admission: Suggested donations are $10 kama'āina, $15 regular.
Location: Kalani
DJ's:

September 7th - Serena Devi
September 14th - MaJiK 
September 21st - Corwin Loves You 
September 28th - Maura Starr

Ecstatic Dance Guidelines:
- Move however you wish.
- No talking in the space.
- Respect yourself and one another.
- Ecstatic Dance is a drug and alcohol-free space.
- Please refrain from photos, video, and shoes and scents.
- Many people dance in their own space, and others share their space with another.
- To engage in a dance with someone, use sensitivity: are they open to sharing space with me? Mirror movements, offer a hand, brush by, make eye contact, and see and feel how they respond.
- If you would rather not dance with someone, or are ending a dance with someone, simply thank them by placing your hands in prayer at your heart in recognition. 

Note: For safety and liability reasons, we are not able to accommodate children at Ecstatic Dance. If you do bring a child, that child must be accompanied by an adult at all times outside the dance space.

Sunday, September 14

Kalani Ecstatic Dance - Sunday, September 14, 2014

10:30am - 12:30pm
Other Kalani - see description
Kalani Ecstatic Dance

Kalani Ecstatic Dance is a celebration of life and dance in our open-air, oceanfront space.

Join us each week for a community dance experience, Sunday morning "spirit time," and focused, compassionate presenters.
 
Kalani Ecstatic Dance is for adults age 18 and older. Salads, sandwiches, snacks, ice cream and drinks are available for purchase at Hale Aloha.

Arrival set: 10:30 to 11:00 AM
Opening Circle: 11:00 AM
Closing Circle:12:30 PM

Admission: Suggested donations are $10 kama'āina, $15 regular.
Location: Kalani
DJ's:

September 7th - Serena Devi
September 14th - MaJiK
September 21st - Corwin Loves You
September 28th - Maura Starr

Ecstatic Dance Guidelines:
- Move however you wish.
- No talking in the space.
- Respect yourself and one another.
- Ecstatic Dance is a drug and alcohol-free space.
- Please refrain from photos, video, and shoes and scents.
- Many people dance in their own space, and others share their space with another.
- To engage in a dance with someone, use sensitivity: are they open to sharing space with me? Mirror movements, offer a hand, brush by, make eye contact, and see and feel how they respond.
- If you would rather not dance with someone, or are ending a dance with someone, simply thank them by placing your hands in prayer at your heart in recognition. 

Note: For safety and liability reasons, we are not able to accommodate children at Ecstatic Dance. If you do bring a child, that child must be accompanied by an adult at all times outside the dance space.

Wednesday, September 17

Open Mic September 2014

8:00pm - 10:00pm
Other Kalani - see description

Join as at Kalani Open Mic to share live music, readings, and performances. Hear new and old musical favorites, listen to stories and poetic verse, and be entertained by the extraordinary local talent in our community.

We ask performers to sign up at the entrance and perform one song/piece only at less than 5 minutes. We will also be requesting live performances only (we have other opportunities for short films.)

Host: John Maestu

Admission: Free / Donations Gratefully Accepted  

Saturday, September 20

"Mastering the Mental Skills of Pleasure" Workshop with Stewart Blackburn

9:00am - 4:30pm
Other - see description

We all like pleasure. Ultimately, the desire for pleasure or simply feeling good is what motivates us to do anything. But we are not taught how to be skillful at finding, intensifying, and gracefully letting go of pleasure to maximize it in our lives. There are lots of things we can do to vastly increase our pleasure by just using our mind. In this workshop we will learn how pleasure works and the things that we can do to greatly increase it in our lives. These skills are not about techniques of touching or breathing. They are about how we think, how we look at the world, and how we create our experiences. They are about taking charge of our feelings, working with them competently, and becoming masters of pleasure.

About Stewart Blackburn:
Stewart Blackburn is a modern shaman whose work centers on self-empowerment and the importance of becoming fully who one is. He has been teaching Huna (Hawaiian shamanism) at Kalani for over 5 years and has a private practice of healing and counseling nearby. He is the author of The Skills of Pleasure: Crafting the Life You Want and dozens of articles on shamanism, pleasure, and consciousness. His warm, caring style of teaching makes inner self-exploration fun, challenging, and ultimately highly rewarding. Visit http://stewartblackburn.com/ for more information.

Admission: $60

Does not include lunch, which is available for purchase at Kalani. The workshop will run from 9 am to 12 pm and 1:30 pm to 4:30 pm.

Location: Kalani Mauka15

Reservations: Call Mat Schmelzer at 808-965-0468 ext. 108 or mat@kalani.com

Saturday, September 20

Modern Ahupuha'a, The Next Step

1:00pm - 4:00pm
Other Kalani - see description

Puna, now is the time to take "The Next Step."

Join us for the most important permaculture collaboration our district has seen, as we explore, together, how to create modern ahupuaʻa, and share the abundant knowledge we have in Puna.

This initiative involves all of the key leaders in permaculture and sustainability in Puna: it is co-stewarded by Kalani and Hawaiian Sanctuary, and actively supported by Laʻakea, the Keliihoomalu ʻOhana in Kalapana, many of Puna's local permaculturists, and financially supported by the County of Hawaiʻi through the stewardship of Greggor Ilagan. The collaboration to put this initiative together is unprecedented.

On Saturday, August 16th, the kickoff will feature a dynamic talk story with 
Hunter Heaivilin, who will lay down the framework for the Modern Ahupuhaʻa. Enjoy networking with other permaculturalists over pupus, bean-to-bar hand made chocolates, and a closing potluck, celebrating the abundance of Puna.

Come to this event with your ideas to share on what the Modern Ahupuhaʻa means to you. The goal of the Modern Ahupuaʻa Permaculture Series is to gather knowledge, practices and social strategies to remember and share our best resources.

It is time for Puna to collaborate and build this "Next Step" together. Save the third Saturday of each month for this valuable time together, as we learn and grow our modern ahupuaʻa, together. Community Arts Programming is one of the most significant contributions Kalani makes to our local community. 

Speaker Bio:
Hunter Heaivilin holds a degrees in Tropical Forest Ecosystem and Agroforestry Management, and Sustainable Community Development. He has worked and taught on projects throughout Hawaii, the Caribbean, Southeast Asia, and South America. He is lead designer at his consultancy firm Pono Permaculture and the coordinator of the Oahu Farm to School Network. He is currently completing his Masters of Urban and Regional Planning at the University of Hawai`i with a research focus on policy levers to support urban agricultural programming in Honolulu, Hawai`i.

After high school and college on Hawai`i island, Hunter Heaivilin has worked with friends and clients across east Hawai`i, Oahu, and Molokai for the past 6 years. He has also worked and taught with community projects in the Caribbean, Southeast Asia, and South America. He is lead designer at his consultancy firm Pono Permaculture, Coordinator of the Oahu Farm to School Network, and a Director with the non-profit Asia-Pacific Center for Regenerative Design.

Admission: Free
Location: Hawaiian Sanctuary - Hwy 130, Mile Marker 12, Pahoa, Big Island Hawaii

Sunday, September 21

Kalani Ecstatic Dance - Sunday, September 21, 2014

10:30am - 12:30pm
Other Kalani - see description
Kalani Ecstatic Dance

Kalani Ecstatic Dance is a celebration of life and dance in our open-air, oceanfront space.

Join us each week for a community dance experience, Sunday morning "spirit time," and focused, compassionate presenters.
 
Kalani Ecstatic Dance is for adults age 18 and older. Salads, sandwiches, snacks, ice cream and drinks are available for purchase at Hale Aloha.

Arrival set: 10:30 to 11:00 AM
Opening Circle: 11:00 AM
Closing Circle:12:30 PM

Admission: Suggested donations are $10 kama'āina, $15 regular.
Location: Kalani
DJ's:

September 7th - Serena Devi
September 14th - MaJiK
September 21st - Corwin Loves You
September 28th - Maura Starr

Ecstatic Dance Guidelines:
- Move however you wish.
- No talking in the space.
- Respect yourself and one another.
- Ecstatic Dance is a drug and alcohol-free space.
- Please refrain from photos, video, and shoes and scents.
- Many people dance in their own space, and others share their space with another.
- To engage in a dance with someone, use sensitivity: are they open to sharing space with me? Mirror movements, offer a hand, brush by, make eye contact, and see and feel how they respond.
- If you would rather not dance with someone, or are ending a dance with someone, simply thank them by placing your hands in prayer at your heart in recognition. 

Note: For safety and liability reasons, we are not able to accommodate children at Ecstatic Dance. If you do bring a child, that child must be accompanied by an adult at all times outside the dance space.

Sunday, September 21 - Sunday, September 28

Puna Culinary Festival 2014

2:00pm - 10:30am
Other Kalani - see description

Take your place at the table.  Join us for the 2014 Puna Culinary Festival on Hawaiʻi Island September 21st-28th!

The Puna Culinary Festival is your invitation to experience the cutting-edge, farm-to-fork practices of the Puna district, in concert with Hawaiʻi Island’s unique blend of cultural influences. The Festival joins together Hawaiʻi residents and visitors in a harmonious celebration of Puna’s vibrant, locally-grown produce and delectable cuisine.

The Puna Culinary Festival features locavore meals prepared with aloha by skilled chefs, cooking classes, workshops, film, market visits, farm tours, and other exclusive tastings and events. The 2014 Festival opens with a Hawaiʻian Style Kālua Pork Dinner at Kalanion Sunday, September 21, followed by DELICIOUS: A Feast for the Senses art show. The 2014 Festival culminates with the PupuPalooza appetizer competition on Saturday, September 27, where food enthusiasts will present a single appetizer in a judged competition and public tasting.

Please visit our dedicated Puna Culinary Festival 2014 webpage for the full festival schedule and purchase tickets online – no fees!

Contact us for more information and to make reservations by phone.

Special festival accommodation packages are available – come, stay, eat and play!

This not-for-profit festival is sponsored by Suisan, and stewarded by Kalani, where most festival activities will take place.  Various events during the festival will raise funds for Hawai’i Island Food Bank, an island-wide, supplemental food network that collects and distributes nutritious, high-quality food to the Big Island’s most vulnerable populations.

Monday, September 22

Great Films for a Great Cause: Jiro Dreams of Sushi

8:00pm - 10:00pm
Other Kalani - see description
The Great Film:  

Jiro Dreams of Sushi is the story of 85-year-old Jiro Ono, considered by many to be the world’s greatest sushi chef. He is the proprietor of Sukiyabashi Jiro, a 10-seat, sushi-only restaurant inauspiciously located in a Tokyo subway station. Despite its humble appearances, it is the first restaurant of its kind to be awarded a prestigious three-star Michelin Guide rating, and sushi lovers from around the globe make repeated pilgrimage, calling months in advance and shelling out top dollar for a coveted seat at Jiro’s sushi bar.

Jiro Dreams of Sushi is a thoughtful and elegant meditation on work, family, and the art of perfection, chronicling Jiro’s life as both an unparalleled success in the culinary world and as a loving yet complicated father.



The Great Cause:
The mission of The Food Basket, Inc. is to feed the hungry in Hawai‘i County while attending to the root causes of this critical social problem. The Food Basket will accomplish its mission by:
  • Preventing the waste of all edible food in Hawai‘i County;
  • Feeding the hungry with this food;
  • Educating the community about local hunger and what can be done to solve this social problem; and
  • Collaborating with organizations of partnering missions to eradicate the root of hunger and other social ills: poverty.
The Food Basket’s goals include:
  • Eradicating hunger on the Big Island through redistribution of food that would otherwise be wasted;
  • Providing a connection between Big Island agriculture and its most vulnerable populations;
  • Serving our supporters and clients in the spirit of Aloha, with respect and kindness;
  • Removing the stigma that has been unfairly attached to those needing assistance;
  • Helping our partners provide healthy, nutritious food to all of the Big Island’s needy, and;
  • Providing an example of trust, transparency, and responsible stewardship for non-profits and the public island-wide.

Location: Kalani
Admission: By Donation; all donations go directly to the charity. Suggested donation $5 to $10.

Would your nonprofit cause like to be a beneficiary of our Great Films for a Great Cause movie series? Send an email to admin@kalani.com for more info on this fundraising opportunity.

Friday, September 26

Hawaiian Culture Series with Clarence "Aku" Hauanio

8:00pm - 9:30pm
Other Kalani - see description

Kalani's monthly Hawaiian Culture Events provide a unique forum where Hawai`i and its peoples can come together and share cultural knowledge, customs, and aloha to all willing to receive.

These events feature a different Hawaiian cultural practitioner who speaks and shares 'ike (wisdom) through talk story, hō`ike`ike (demonstration), or hana`ana (performances).

Event Description:
Traditional Hawaii fishing techniques are still being passed from generation to generation in a few Hawaiian families. Aku Hauanio will discuss lore and sustainable fishing practices performed by his ancestors. Kau la'au, which is locally referred to as "Hang-baiting" involves the use of a stout 'ohi'a pole. While modern fishing equipment and tournaments pull countless fish from the sea each year, some Hawaiian, like Hauaniom are preserving the traditional methods of fishing for Ulua. The Ulua is a species of crevalle, jack, or pompano and is significant in Hawaiian culture. 

Bio: Hawaiian fisherman, Aku Hauanio, was born and raised in Kalapana. Hauanio grew up at the ocean throwing net, diving, a'ama (Black crab) gathering, pounding 'opihi (limpsets) and fishing the kau la au la'au and ma'ama'a style as his father and grandfather did before him. Hauanio currently works at Hawaii Volcanoes National Parkwith the Nene program and pest eradication.

Location: Kalani
Admission: By donation; proceeds collected will go directly to the speaker.

Saturday, September 27

Ignite Talks - September 2014

8:00pm - 10:00pm
Other Kalani - see description

Join us each month and learn about all kinds of subjects at Kalani's IGNITE Talks.

IGNITE talks are mini, five-minute "TED Talks" on any subject to share with your 'ohana.

July's IGNITE theme is MY BEST PET STORY

- Ignite is open to the public for presenters and attendees.
- Several Kalani volunteers and others from across the globe will present. There are a limited number of slots available.
- To sign up as a presenter, please contact tiki@kalani.com by 9/24. If you would like to show a slideshow, PowerPoint, Keynote presentation or have other audio/visual needs, materials are due to Tiki by 9/24.

Admission: Free, By Donation
Location: Kalani
Accessibility info: Ignite is a fragrance-free event. To support a space where all can breathe comfortably, please refrain from wearing perfume, cologne, essential oils and other scented products. Mahalo!

Sunday, September 28

Kalani Ecstatic Dance - Sunday, September 28, 2014

10:30am - 12:30pm
Other Kalani - see description
Kalani Ecstatic Dance

Kalani Ecstatic Dance is a celebration of life and dance in our open-air, oceanfront space.

Join us each week for a community dance experience, Sunday morning "spirit time," and focused, compassionate presenters.
 
Kalani Ecstatic Dance is for adults age 18 and older. Salads, sandwiches, snacks, ice cream and drinks are available for purchase at Hale Aloha.

Arrival set: 10:30 to 11:00 AM
Opening Circle: 11:00 AM
Closing Circle:12:30 PM

Admission: Suggested donations are $10 kama'āina, $15 regular.
Location: Kalani
DJ's:

September 7th - Serena Devi
September 14th - MaJiK
September 21st - Corwin Loves You
September 28th - Maura Starr

Ecstatic Dance Guidelines:
- Move however you wish.
- No talking in the space.
- Respect yourself and one another.
- Ecstatic Dance is a drug and alcohol-free space.
- Please refrain from photos, video, and shoes and scents.
- Many people dance in their own space, and others share their space with another.
- To engage in a dance with someone, use sensitivity: are they open to sharing space with me? Mirror movements, offer a hand, brush by, make eye contact, and see and feel how they respond.
- If you would rather not dance with someone, or are ending a dance with someone, simply thank them by placing your hands in prayer at your heart in recognition. 

Note: For safety and liability reasons, we are not able to accommodate children at Ecstatic Dance. If you do bring a child, that child must be accompanied by an adult at all times outside the dance space.

Sunday, November 9 - Sunday, November 16

Hawaii Yoga Festival 2014

8:00am - 11:00pm
Other Kalani - see description

Your practice. Empowered.  

Explore and expand your yoga practice in sweeping, outside-in spaces along Hawaiʻi’s abundant Yoga Coast. Practice alongside and learn from celebrated teachers from Hawai‘i and beyond.  

On Hawai‘i Island, empowered learning, spiritual transformation, and immersion in nature and Hawaiʻian culture are available and accessible to all. Hawai’i Yoga Festival attendees may engage in asana practice, dance, kirtan, meditation, wellness treatments, Hawaiʻian ceremonies at sacred locations, moving lectures from Hawaiʻian spiritual kahunas, and much more.

Hawaiʻi Yoga Festival Passes  are priced at virtually half the cost of comparable for-profit yoga festivals. The Festival is designed to engage and connect attendees with our flourishing community of teachers, healers, and thought leaders in a variety of forums. 

Visit the Hawaii Yoga Festival website for more information.