COURTESY HAWAIIAN MONARCHY COLLECTION
Tara Chanel models a gown from the Hawaiian Monarchy Collection to be presented in a fashion show at 2 p.m. Sept. 13 at Kahala Mall.
Aloha, shoppers ...
Kahala Mall will be celebrating Aloha Festivals by extending its aloha to shoppers and its newest tenant, Whole Foods Market, beginning Wednesday and continuing through the 21st. Here's the schedule of events. Events are free and take place in Center Court unless otherwise noted:
Whole Foods Market grand opening. Purchase $50 at Whole Foods and receive a free tote bag while supplies last. Meet local farmers, sample Hawaii-grown food and new products from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. through Sept. 14.
10 a.m.: Experience "Makeup Mastery" with Aveda makeup artist Jill Hodges at Marsha Nadalin Salon & Spa. She will be available for beauty consultations to 1 p.m., and again from 2 to 5 p.m. A $50 sitting fee may be applied to purchase of Aveda beauty products, including the line's new Uruku autumn color palette. Reservations are being taken at 737-8505.
Aloha Festivals Royal Court
Hawaiian quilt exhibition by Carol Kamaile and her students in the Macy's Wing of the Mall, through 2 p.m. Repeats Sept. 14, 19 and 20. Also, 5 to 9 p.m. Sept. 17 and 1 to 5 p.m. Sept. 21. Vote for your favorite quilts through Sept. 19 at the Paperie. Ribbons will be awarded to prize winners on the 20th.
10 a.m.: Riches Kahala will be hosting a trunk show through noon, featuring lines from local designers Jennie B., Beachcomber Designs and He'e Nalu. Customers will have the opportunity to meet the artists and enjoy 20 percent off purchases made during the event. RSVP required, call 737-3303.
2 p.m.: "200 Years of Hawaii: The Hawaiian Monarchy Collection Fashion Show": This intimate fashion journey into Hawaii's Golden Age allows us a glimpse into Hawaii's royal traditions and colorful past, dating to the time of Kamehameha I. Models of island ancestry including current and former Miss Hawaiis and the prominent kamaaina women will portray royals including Queen Kaahumanu, Queen Kalama, and other notable alii including Princess Bernice Pauahi Bishop and Princess Miriam Likelike, wearing recreations of some of their most famous gowns. At the Kahala Mall Center Court.
While at Center Court, purchase Aloha Festival ribbons from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sale repeats Sept. 14.
Also, shop at any store, restaurant or visit the theaters that day and receive a potted herb when presenting $50 in same-day Kahala Mall receipts. One gift per person. Repeats Sept. 14.
2 p.m.: Aloha Festivals Royal Court appearance.
2:30 p.m.: Performance honoring Queen Liliuokalani by kumu hula Leimomi Maldonado's Ka Hale I o Kahala Halau Hula, honoring the Aloha Festivals' theme, "Hula, the Art of Hawaiian Dance."
7 p.m.: The Royal Hawaiian Band performs.
Whole Foods Market CommUnity Day in-store: Five percent of net sales at the market will benefit Kokua Hawaii Foundation's 'AINA In Schools Program. The farm-to-school program is dedicated to connecting children to their land, waters and food in order to grow a healthier future for Hawaii. Learn more at kokuahawaiifoundation.org.
7 p.m. "Stylistic Elements" poetry slam workshop with Kealoha, founder of HawaiiSlam, the national award-winning Youth Speaks Hawaii, and First Thursdays. Registrations begins at 5:30 p.m. Seating is limited.
Makana in concert, followed by CD sales and autograph session.
3 p.m.: Reading and book signing with Kevin Whitton, author of "Green Hawaii: A Guide to Making your Home in the Islands More Sustainable and Energy Efficient."
1:30 p.m.: Peter Apo & the Rainbow Nation Band in concert, followed by CD sales and autograph session.
3 p.m.: Artist talk with Edgy Lee, with two complimentary screenings of her latest film, "The Hawaiians: Reflecting Spirit," at 3:30 and 5:15 p.m. at Kahala Theatres. Tickets available at Whole Foods customer service counter beginning at 11 a.m. on a first-come, first-served basis. Limit two tickets per person, while supplies last. There will also be a 4:30 p.m. question-and-answer session with Lee, followed by DVD sales and autograph session at 4:30 p.m.