Moonlight Mele at The Bishop Museum, Explore Kai Akea

Enter and explore Kai Ākea, the realm of mystic origins Saturday June 5 2010 the first of three delightful Moonlight Mele on the lawn of the Bishop Museum Summer 2010.  A delightful series of events on the grounds of the famed museum which played a starring role in the final episode of Lost.

Each Mele is an exploration, a journal into mystic realms: “Kai Ākea, the realm of mystic origins, Wao Kanaka, the realm of man, and Wao Lani, the heavenly realm.  Each step of the journey is blessed by a concert by Hawai’i’s best most iconic artists.”

John Cruz and Kaukahi will be joined by Ledward Ka‘apana and Tau Dance Theatre beginning at 7:00 PM.  Expect Chant and Kahiko, Ocean themed hula, and an extra special treat, during John Cruz’s set Samadhi Hawaii will perform trapeze and silk numbers.

However attendees are encouraged to arrive early, doors open at 5PM allowing one to explore the Museum Galleries, June 5th is the “ first day of our Summer Kū exhibit – a historic collaboration between Bishop Museum, the British Museum, and the Peabody Essex Museum to present the three largest Kū images in the world together for the first time in more than 160 years. “

New for Mele 2010, Gourmet Picnic Baskets, here is the Ticket and Picnic Basket Info:

Moonlight Mele on the Lawn – Saturday June 5, 2010

A spectacular celebration of Hawaiian Hall’s first floor, Kai Ākea, the realm of mystic origins, featuring: John Cruz, Kaukahi, Ledward Ka‘apana, Tau Dance Theatre, and Samadhi Hawaii

General Admission $20  Member/Military $15 **Member and Military ticket holders will be asked to show Bishop Museum Membership Card or Military ID at the door. Member and Military ticket holders without proof of status will be asked to purchase a General Admission ticket ($25 day of event).

Picnic Basket – $27.50
A gourmet dinner for two from Kahala Catering. Your choice of one entrée: roast beef sandwiches on focaccia, southern fried chicken, or sundried tomato & spinach tortilla wrappers.  Also includes fresh fruits & berries, vegetable crudite w/ spinach dip, pasta provencale, fresh baked cookies, and bottled water. NO MIXING ENTREES. NO EXCEPTIONS.
Picnic Basket – $37.50
A gourmet dinner for two from Kahala Catering and a full bottle of wine w/ two glasses. Your choice of one entrée: roast beef sandwiches on focaccia (accompanied by red wine), southern fried chicken (accompanied by white wine), or sundried tomato & spinach tortilla wrappers (accompanied by white wine).  Also includes fresh fruits & berries, vegetable crudite w/ spinach dip, pasta provencale, and fresh baked cookies. NO WINE SUBSTITUTIONS OR MIXING ENTREES. NO EXCEPTIONS.
No refunds or cancellation. For more information please contact us at 808.847.8290 or [email protected].