The Maui Historical Society and friends will host their ninth annual fundraiser, “E Ho‘oulu Aloha – To Grow in Love,” on Saturday, Nov. 28. The concert includes well-known local entertainers, who will perform from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the grounds of the Bailey House Museum and the historic Yokouchi residence in Wailuku.
Uluwehi Guerrero, Richard Ho‘opi‘i, and Lei‘ohu Ryder volunteer their talent and organize the stage performance aspect of the event as their way of “giving back” to the Bailey House Museum. The all day performance includes Hälau Hula Kauluokalä and Na Leo Lani O Maui, a community choir directed by Gale Wisehart. Uncle Poki from Pacific Radio Group will emcee the event.
Hawaiian arts and crafts, pre-holiday shopping at the museum gift shop, free museum admission and a silent auction are all part of this celebration of Hawaiian culture. Hawaiian plate lunches will be among the ono food available. Come watch the lei ladies make fresh flower leis for sale, and master lauhala weavers practice their craft.
Bring your blanket or a low-backed beach chair and enjoy the day listening to music, watching the grace and beauty of the hula dancers, and going back in time to old Hawai‘i.
Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 on the day of the event, which includes admission to the Bailey House Museum on concert day. Children under 12 are admitted free with a paid adult. Tickets are available at the Bailey House Museum at 2375-A Main Street in Wailuku, or call the Bailey House Museum at 244-3326. Will-call is available for advance purchases.