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The 2nd annual Hamakua Youth Foundation Hula Festival in Nov. 16

Saturday, Nov. 16, is the 2nd annual Hamakua Youth Foundation Hula Festival at the Honoka’a People’s Theatre. The event will be a community celebration of Hawaiian music, dance, and culture. You’ll have an enjoyable fun experience knowing that all proceeds go to supporting the Hamakua Youth Center.

Doors open at 4 p.m. with an opportunity to bid on some silent auction items donated by supporters. The show begins with emcee Eddie Ku kicking off festivities at 5 p.m. Advance purchase of tickets is encouraged. Tickets are $20 for adults and $5 for keiki 12 and under. You can also stop by or call the Youth Center at 775-0976 for tickets. Remaining tickets will also be available at the door.

The program features both kahiko and auana hula performances including Halau o Po’ohaka-Kumu Lo’ea Hulali Covington, Halau Na Lei Punahele-Kuma Hula Punahele Andrade, Halau Hula Helee’i Pua O Waipi’o- Kuma Hula Haleakala Sakata, and Lanakila Manguil’s community group Hula Me Ka Honua. The theater is providing food for purchase for the early evening event.