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Kuhio Day festivities offer some kind of fun for everyone. Listen to chorale music, watch a parade or hula performance, or check out craft demonstrations.
Remembering Prince Kuhio
While March 27 marks the official remembrance of the life of Prince Jonah Kuhio Kalanianaole, a monthlong celebration is being held his honor.
Every March, the Association of Hawaiian Civic Clubs -- the organization Kuhio founded -- pays tribute to "The Citizen Prince," long considered one of the greatest supporters of Hawaiian culture, through a series of public events:
"A Choral Tribute to Prince Kuhio": 6:30 p.m. Saturday at Mission Memorial Auditorium, King Street. Nola Nahulu will direct the concert featuring performers from the Hawaii Youth Opera Chorus, Kawaiolaonapukanileo, the Hawaiian Chorus and students of the combo classes from the University of Hawaii-Manoa's music department.
"Prince Kuhio Hawaiian Civic Club Chorale": 12:30 and 1:20 p.m. March 24 in the lobby of the Radisson Waikiki Prince Kuhio Hotel, 2500 Kuhio Ave. Two concerts will be directed by Leohone Magno.
Ke Alii Makaainana: The Citizen Prince Parade:
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The ladies of Halau Mohala Ilima performed for Kuhio Day in 2004. This year, the Royal Hawaiian Shopping Center will feature hula on March 26.
4 p.m. March 25 along Kalakaua Avenue in Waikiki. Parade begins at Fort DeRussy and travels toward Queen Kapiolani Park. Joining the procession of floral floats and antique cars will be members of the Parade of Bands and individual civic clubs. Serving as the Ambassadors of Aloha are the 2006 honorees of the Hawaii Academy of Recording Artists: George Naope, Dick Jensen, Ohta San, Palani Vaughn and the late Auntie Leila Hohu Kiaha.
Alii Sunday Service Honoring the Memory of Prince Kuhio: 8 a.m. March 26 at Kawaiahao Church, 957 Punchbowl St.
Maunaala Commemorative Service: 10:30 a.m. March 26 at The Royal Mausoleum, Mauna Ala, 2261 Nuuanu Ave.
Royal Hawaiian Shopping Center Monarchy series: 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. March 26, second floor of the plaza, Room C205. Halau Hula O Maiki will perform songs and dances. Parking is $1 per hour. Call 922-229.
The Hawaiian Civic Clubs will also hold cultural demonstrations at Borders Books & Music stores on Oahu in March, focusing on feather art, coconut weaving and tapa-making. Call stores for times.