On January 24, 2010, Kala Koa Entertainment will present the highly anticipated 3rd Annual Southern California Slack Key Festival at the Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center. The 2010 lineup features Cyril Pahinui (son of Gabby Pahinui) performing with the Pahinui Hawaiian Band (Sonny Lim, Kunia Galdeira, Peter Moon Jr), musical legend Ledward Kaapana, GRAMMY winner Jeff Peterson, Guitar magazine Guitar Superstar finalist Makana, “Weird” Al Yankovic guitarist and Hawaii Music award winner Jim “Kimo” West and one of the islandsʼ favorite entertainer, John Cruz. Local Southern California hula halau will also participate.
The Festival — the first one of its kind anywhere outside Hawaii — set a major milestone for Hawaiian music events on the mainland when it debuted in 2008 and has already garnered a huge loyal following - creating, cultivating, and renewing interest in Hawaii and its music.
Win a Trip to Hawaii in the “Spirit of Aloha” Benefit Drawing
Most people know that the Hawaiian word “Aloha” can mean both “hello” and “goodbye”, but did you know, it can also mean love, affection, compassion, mercy, sympathy, pity, kindness or grace? It is in this “Spirit of Aloha” that the Festival will hold its benefit drawing, the proceeds of which will help raise funds for the Museum of Making Music and the California Acoustic Music Project to assist in their outreach endeavors.
Entrants need not purchase a ticket to the Festival to be able to enter the drawing. Prizes include a Taylor Guitar, a private catered luau, dinner for two at the new Trader Vicʼs at L.A. LIVE and the Grand Prize: roundtrip and first class hotel accommodations for two (plus an island activities package) to the Hawaii island. Details can be found at http://spiritofalohadrawing.com/.
Come Early for the Island Marketplace
From 11am - 5pm, the Courtyard and Main Lobby of the Performing Arts Center will be transformed into the Island Marketplace Winter Arts and Craft Fair. Free admission.
- Absolutely Fabulous Adornments
Creative, natural jewelry and beautiful pre-loved Hawaiian shirts
- Aloha Chill’r
Keep your dips, sides and salads fresh, safe and chilled
- Aloha Cruz
All vintage surf, skate & Hawaiiana - where everything old is new again!
- Anti-Aging Solutions
Discover for yourself the story behind the anti-aging movement
- Art of Doug Horne
Doug’s work reflects his interest in mid century artifacts, deco style, and tiki lounge, to name just a few
- BEMI Designs
Unique interpretation of traditional Hawaiian quilts individually hand crafted by gifted artists
A complete line of soaps, lotions, bath additives, skin care, and specialty products
Special offers for new members with Festival code - gift card, free prints and more!
- Country Blend
Your personalized message on our high quality hand-crafted surfboard signs
- Hula Girls Shave Ice
Authentic, fresh and homemade Shave Ice syrups - the fluffiest, most delicious treat you will have away from the Islands!
- Hulu Makana
Specializing in high-end Hawaiian Jewelry for men, women and children
- Joanne Oba
Hawaiian themed mochi & cookie mixes
- Kealaula Co
Japanese/Hawaiian patchwork quilts, pillows, and handmade accessories
- The Local Spot
The Island Jewelry Collection: Original designs made of sterling silver, 14k gold
- Lost Horizon Arts
Tikis, coconut and bamboo candles, natural photo albums and much more
- Ohana Faith Boutique
Inspirational, Awareness and Hawaiian style costume jewelry and accessories
- Royal Hawaiian Chess Set
The Royal Hawaiian Chess and Checker Set is the only set in the world depicting the Royal Hawaiian Court.
- Sake Sistahs
Aloha style gifts for him, her and the home
- Simply Exotic Florals
Fresh flower leis and exotic tropical floral arrangements for all occasions
- TLG Clothing
Handmade clothing and accessories
- Touch of Paradise
The highest quality tropical products and accessories to give you that tropical touch you always wanted
“Aloha state of mind” - Hawaiian print purses, bags, accessories
- Vintage Art Prints
The Largest Selection of Vintage Hawaiian Art & Vintage Surfing Prints worldwide
Ono Hawaiian Food!
- Always Aloha Catering (Courtyard)
Hulihuli chicken & kalua pork plates, spam musubi
- Bruddah’s (Main Lobby)
kal bi beef, sweet & sour spareribs, pork and teriyaki chicken plates, plus poke, lomi salmon and poi
In the Art Gallery
- Elaine Ruettiger Art
Rich and vibrant color is the hallmark of this artist's works: vivid tropical images, landscapes and seascapes
- Pacific Asian Arts
Unique and original painted creations By Karrie Okamoto-Kozai