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December 2, 2018

We welcome you to preview the exciting auction experiences that will be up for bid at our gala event this Sunday, December 2, 2018. The bidding goes fast so preparing in advance will give you the advantage! If you, or someone you know, is not attending and would like to bid, let us know and we will assign a proxy bidder. Thank you for supporting the arts in our community!

1. Dance Party with the Big Island’s hipster band
Lucky Tongue

Are you ready to have some fun? “Pure, naked, bold rock n roll.” Add in bell-bottom pants and you’ve got the band Lucky Tongue. Family members Blaine, Dylan and Blade Ward bring together music that makes you move and memories that make you laugh out loud. This three-hour music event is sure to make you the most popular party host of the year.
Courtesy of Lucky Tongue.

2. Women’s Writing Retreat

Connect to your authentic voice in a two-day writing retreat in the heart of Volcano, March 23 – 25, 2019. Led by Kahilu Board member and multi-talented artist, Beth Dunnington, this special auction item includes the program fee and two nights for you of private accommodations at The Mahinui Tree house, complete with cedar hot tub, queen bed, and two levels of lanai overlooking hapu’u ferns and anthurium. In the sanctuary of a beautiful Hawaiian rainforest, Beth will guide you and nine other women to write and share your stories. Seven delicious gourmet meals are included.
Courtesy of Beth Dunnington, Big Island Writers’ Workshops and Gail Armand.

3. Los Angeles Performing Arts

Dramatic downtown Los Angeles is your destination for this creative city vacation. As guests of the Center Theatre Group and the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra, you will receive complimentary tickets for two for two performances of your choice: Front Orchestra Tickets for the LA Phil at the Walt Disney Concert Hall 2018/19 Season and a show presented by the Center Theatre Group in its 2018/19 Season. Your experience includes two unrestricted travel vouchers round-trip from Hawaii provided by Alaska Airlines and two nights of accommodations at the Westin Bonaventure downtown LA.
Courtesy of Alaska Airlines, Center Theatre Group, LA Phil, and Westin Bonaventure.

4. Artists Studio Tour

Internationally acclaimed sculptors Deborah Butterfield and John Buck welcome you for a visit to their Home Studio in the up country Kona coffee lands of Holualoa. Butterfield’s work of cast life-size driftwood horses can be seen as public art in front of First Hawaiian Bank on Bishop Street, at the Honolulu Museum of Art on Roundtop, as well as in New York, San Francisco and Chicago. After your studio tour, you and your party of three will be completely satisfied by a mouth savoring, private catered BBQ lunch with the artists prepared by Chef Jason of Da Bomb BBQ.
Courtesy of Deborah Butterfield, John Buck and Da Bomb BBQ.

5. The Art of Leisure

Pack your travel bag and ocean-wear for a fabulous full week’s stay in Loreto, Mexico.   Surrounded by the beauty of the Sea of Cortez, Bahia Villa Vacations offer all the charm of Baja California Sur. This area is part of the Loreto Bay National Marine Park. Your property, Casa Isla, is a two-bedroom, two-bath casita, fully furnished, includes WiFi, two bicycles, and is located in the heart of Loreto Bay Village. Activities nearby are an eighteen-hole golf course, three pools, and beach with kayaks to rent or take a panga ride to Isla Coronado for the day. The property is located 15 minutes from Loreto Airport and your adventure includes unrestricted roundtrip travel for two from Hawaii to Loreto through Los Angeles on Alaska Airlines. Remember your sunscreen and your slippahs!
Courtesy of casita owners Peggy and Don Cox and Alaska Airlines.

6. Plein Air Home Portrait

Head of the Kohala Plein Air group, Peter Jefferson is a colorist with an impressionist style. With extensive training in architecture, drawing and painting, Peter has the honor of being the very first solo living artist on exhibit through January 8th at Isaac’s Art Gallery in Waimea. Enjoy observing his painting talents and bountiful aloha for our island and treasure always his gift of a large format, 2 foot by 3 foot, portrait of your Big Island home.
Courtesy of Peter Jefferson.

7. Makana

Born and raised in Hawaii, Makana is a master of traditional slack key, or ki ho’alu, and is a daringly innovative musician, composer and cultural ambassador. Recently Makana made his stage debut in Kahilu’s production of South Pacific in the part of Lieutenant Joe Cable. He looks forward to sharing a few of his favorite songs and stories at your home over dinner. Makana is currently developing a musical that challenges popular mythologies surrounding relationship.
Courtesy of Mike Bennett and Makana.

8. A Platter of Wellness

Some of us still carry on the tradition of New Year’s Resolutions and invariably what gets on that list is a commitment to improve the art of wellness. Kahilu Board members have pulled together a variety of experts to help you find better health. Shared or kept all to yourself, these Big Island wellness services are top notch and include two consultations by Personal Best’s Physical Therapist Kelly Hoyle and Personal Trainer Jerry Blevins. Another salve for the soul is a therapeutic hot stones healing treatment offered by Waimea massage therapist Margie Kaiser, finishing up with a consultation with Naturopath Dr. Deborah Ardolf for improved energy and vitality. Feel better already?
Courtesy of Kelly Hoyle, Jerry Blevins, Margie Kaiser and Dr. Deborah Ardolf.

9. Storm Large

Storm Large has a career as distinctive and powerful as her name. She is perhaps best known for her collaborations with Portland’s own Pink Martini though she has a career and fan base that follows her wherever she goes. She is magical and mystical, powerful and authentic. Raise your paddle for an amazing evening for a party of eight with Storm at the home of Mauna Kea residents Ron Meyer and Suli Go. Dates are limited to only January 22 or 25th, 2019 when Storm is on island for our Kahilu Gold event. Dinner catered by culinary artist Angela Zinc.
Courtesy of Storm Large, Ron Meyer and Suli Go, and Angela Zinc.

10. Dispatches from Volcanoes National Park

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park went through epic changes this year, as we all know. Big Island born and raised, Bobby Camara is a resident of Volcano Village and as retired Park Ranger and trained geologist, he captured every moment from start to finish of Madame Pele’s summer of 2018. This one of a kind package includes accommodations in Volcano at Hale ‘Ohia for two nights, an evening talk and morning walk with Bobby inside the Park about what and how it all unfolded, and dinners at the Kilauea Lodge and Moon & Turtle for a party of two.
Courtesy of Bobby Camara, Mike Tuttle/Hale Ohia, Moon and Turtle Kilauea Lodge.

11. Honolulu City Lights

Oahu, the gathering place, is an exciting and easy reason to leave our home island. This auction experience includes two nights for two of deluxe accommodations at the Waikiki Prince Hotel, two tickets to the Blue Note for a show of your choice, and a guided tour by Hawaii Forest and Trail to a place in nature of hidden Oahu. What’s not to like about this neighbor island getaway?
Courtesy of Waikiki Prince Hotel, Blue Note and Hawaii Forest and Trail.

12. Kahilu Steinway Dinner with Merriman’s

We’ve auctioned off this event now for the past two years and this private dinner continues to be the toast of our town. Celebrate the best of Waimea with an elegant five-course meal with fine wine pairings offered by Merriman’s and Southern Glazer Wine & Spirits. Arranged comfortably on Kahilu’s famous Broadway stage with music performed by Karl Kasberg on our beautiful Steinway Model D, this is a fabulous party for up to eight guests.
Courtesy of Merriman’s Big Island, Karl Kasberg, and signature Kahilu hospitality.

Lucky 13:  Paddles Up!

Contribute to the educational programs of Kahilu Theatre. All funds raised for this item provide direct funding for our Arts Ed @ Kahilu programs: Performances for Young Audiences, Kahilu Arts, and Kahilu Performing Arts Classes and Camps.

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