Collectible ukulele, vintage aloha shirts and new “moonlight” festival make for nostalgic weekend in Hawaii
Honolulu, Hawaii (March 16, 2006) — They’re new, but the sense of nostalgia they’re meant to evoke is not.
On May 12 and 13, 2006, a series of special events in and around the Outrigger Waikiki on the Beach blends Hawaii’s romantic past with its alluring present, and offers travelers a fun way to enjoy the best of Hawaii’s yesterday and today.
Events kick off on Friday, May 12, 2006, with “Collectible Aloha Wear,” part of a new collectible Hawaiiana series sponsored by the Outrigger Waikiki on the Beach. Guests are welcome to view, learn about, and purchase a wide range of items bearing aloha patterns including vintage aloha shirts and accessories. On hand will be one of the islands’ foremost professional collectors of vintage and rare aloha shirts, available to answer questions
or just “talk story,” — a fitting way to spend an “Aloha Friday” in Hawaii. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Free admission.
The following day, Outrigger Waikiki celebrates Hawaii’s beloved ukulele with “Ukulele Jam” and a special display of collectible ukulele at the hotel. Ukulele Jam is a free and fun session with one of Hawaii’s top ukulele artists. Participants are invited to bring along their instrument to this educational workshop. The ukulele events are a collaboration with the Ukulele Guild of Hawaii. Workshop is from 10 a.m. to 12 noon; collectible
ukulele display will be available from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Free admission.
That evening, “Waikiki By Moonlight — Where Vintage Meets Vogue” makes its debut in Waikiki. Kalakaua Avenue, Waikiki’s main thoroughfare, will be closed to vehicular traffic, for this new festival. Its location at the heart of the fun makes Outrigger Waikiki on the Beach a great launching
point to stroll among cultural and artistic presentations by master artisans
and performers, hula and Hawaiian music concert featuring both modern and ancient forms of dance, and exceptional Hawaii Regional Cuisine prepared by rofessional island chefs. Admission is free.
The special events sponsored by the Outrigger Waikiki on the Beach are part f the Kalakaua Experience, a year-round series of educational guest rograms about Hawaii’s rich cultural heritage, both contemporary and raditional. Programs include festive special events and fascinating workshops covering a broad range of topics such as Hawaiian history, music and dance, healing, ocean voyaging, warrior arts, crafts and fine artwork, island cuisine, the environment, lei-making and more. Many of the programs feature hands-on learning, and are free to registered guests of the Outrigger Waikiki on the Beach and Outrigger Reef on the Beach on the island of Oahu, and Outrigger Keauhou Beach Resort on Hawaii’s Big Island.
The Outrigger Waikiki on the Beach is a deluxe and gracious Hawaiian hotel located directly on the sands of world-famous Waikiki Beach in the heart of exciting Waikiki. Recently renovated, the 525-room property features three restaurants including the famed Duke’s Canoe Club and Hula Grill Waikiki,
the popular Society of Seven cabaret show, shops, meeting rooms, self-service business center, free high speed Internet access and domestic phone calls, and exceptional displays of Hawaiian artifacts and artwork throughout the property.
For more information about Ukulele Jam and Collectible Hawaiiana events, contact Ethan Chang, events and activities manager, Outrigger Waikiki on the Beach, at 808-921-9731.
Room reservations or general information about the hotels is also available by calling toll free 800-OUTRIGGER (1-800-688-7444) within the United States, Guam and Canada. Outrigger’s toll-free number is available
internationally via AT&T’s Direct 800 Service. Elsewhere call direct to 303-369-7777 (long distance charges apply).
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