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An Island Celebration with Hawaii's own Super Group: HAPA
The Kanbar Center for the Performing Arts at the Osher Marin JCC celebrates 25 years of presenting with one of their favorites Summer Nights bands and Maui Super Group; HAPA. An evening of tropical cocktails, Hawaiian dance, music & more.
This indoor concert celebrates a quarter of a century of community building through the arts, and offers the opportunity to experience a Hapa performance in the grand Hoytt Theater with a more intimate setting.
Recreating the feel of the outdoor concerts with a bit more sophistication, this event will offer Hawaiian dance performance, Hawaiian cuisine & cocktails for sale and utilize the full first floor and courtyard of the center, with bar, dining area and more. The stars of the night will be the most recognized name in Hawaiian music; HAPA. Their hypnotic, liquid guitar runs, woven around clear, tenor Hawaiian vocals and immaculate harmonies driven by poetic lyrics, exult the rapture of the Hawaiian landscape, history and mythology.
“…Hapa explore(s) the rich possibilities of Hawaiian music and then some, blending a variety of pop and world music styles.” –SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE”
This overriding quality of HAPA’s music is one of passion, beauty and serenity found in the majestic tones of the oli (chant), mele (song), and the innovative sounds of virtuoso guitar performances. If Maui were music, it would sound like HAPA. Rolling Stone Japan recently described them as “Titans of the Genre”.
The evening offers a trip to the islands without leaving the mainland with Hawaii’s hottest group!
Barry Flanagan: vocals, guitars, multi instruments
Kapono Na’ili’ili: vocals, cello, multi instruments
Tarvin Makia: vocals, bass
Joining HAPA is Shawna Kealameleku’uleialoha Alapa’i , the founder and Kumu Hula (Hula teacher) of Hula On! Productions and its adjunct dance troupe, Halau Hula Na Pua O Ka Laakea. Kuma Shawna has been involved in Hula for over 30 years, has performed internationally, and is widely known as an accomplished hula dancer, teacher and Hawaiian chant composer.
What to Expect: Pre-Event, beginning at 7pm + continuing thru intermission: Full no-host Tropical Cocktails. Pop-up Restaurant with Hawaiian Food, Hawaiian Dancers, Photo Op, Island fun
Concessions:A selection of cocktails, wine, beer, soft drinks along with coffee, tea and a variety of snacks and freshly baked goods available for purchase. Concessions may be enjoyed throughout the performance in the theater. No table service. Concessions allowed in theater.
VIP Reserved Table
Advance: $40 Public/ $38 members
At Door: $45
Reserved Table Seating
Advance: $35 Public/ $35 members
At Door: $40
Reserved Single Seating
Advance:$32 Public/ $30 members
At Door: $38
Additional time info:
Sat, May 20 @ 8:00 pm
A Hawaiian Celebration with:
7pm Pre-event festivities, no host cocktails
200 N. San Pedro Rd., San Rafael, CA 94903
From Highway 101 in San Rafael, take the North San Pedro exit and head east. The Osher Marin JCC, at 200 N. San Pedro Road, is on the right-hand side, half a mile from the freeway exit.
* The Osher Marin Jewish Community Center's parking lot is located directly in front of the building with parking spaces for disabled patrons available.
* Additional parking is available at the JCC Annex lot, located at 210 N. San Pedro Road (just east of the main campus). In the event of multiple programs, or heavily attended events, overflow vehicles may be directed to available street parking or on adjacent properties.
* Evenings and weekends only: There is additional parking across the street at Venetia Valley School.