Latest News and Information

Tuesday, January 15, 2019
New 2019 Event Schedule is Up!
First public performance of the new year is the Hala Kahiki Dinner Show on January 26
Upcoming Dance Classes - 3rd Quarter Approaching & Maori Poi Balls Satellite Class

  New 2019 Event Schedule is Now Up!  

Our Show Production Title/Theme for this Year is
"Islands in the Sun People, Places, Stories"

We are happy to report that we closed out 2018 with 50 Scheduled Public Performances, Shows, or Appearances.  Most of these were completely free; all were open to the public.  This is nearly one per week.  

In the last 4 years (2015-2018), we have had a total of 225 scheduled public performances.  Nobody beats us!  The Barefoot Hawaiian does more public performances than any other Hawaiian Entertainment Company in the Midwest, and we are among the highest-booked public-performance companies on the Mainland.  And that is only our open-to-the-public shows and not our private shows.  

We are planning to do even better in 2019.   Already we have public shows scheduled in half the 2019 months, and we are only getting started.  Click on over to our 2019 Event Schedule page and see the aloha excitement already started for this year.   

Are you looking for Hawaiian Entertainment in 2019?

You have quite a number of choices.  How does one decide?  As you think over your options, consider hiring the company that the governments, cities & towns, libraries, lounges, restaurants, festivals, parades, sport teams, movie theaters, coffee shops, and park districts hire.

We are The Barefoot Hawaiian

First Public Performance of 2019

Saturday, January 26, 2019
Hala Kahiki Lounge Dinner & Show

5:30 - 7:00 PM
River Grove, Illinois

$36.50 (per person) provides the Dinner and Show package
Dinner is a Barbeque-based dinner of Pulled Pork, 
Hawaiian rice, Chicken & Steak Kabobs, Coleslaw, and Grilled potatoes.

     Each Barefoot Hawaiian show at the Hala Kahiki is different...      

New Costumes, Different Dancers, Lots of surprises that change with each performance.

Hala Kahiki dinner seating starting at 5:30 PM
Barefoot Hawaiian show time is 6:00 - 7:00 PM

Reservations Required

Call the Hala Kahiki Lounge during their normal business hours to make your reservation 
Business hours are on their web site

Hala Kahiki Lounge & South Seas Gift Shop

2834 River Road
River Grove, IL 60171

Hala Kahiki Lounge Web Site

Dance Classes Notice

Third Quarter Starting Soon

The start of 3rd Quarter of Company Dance Classes are coming up on February 4.  Enrollment forms for existing students are going out now.  If you are not a currently enrolled student but have an interest in joining us for the 3rd quarter, please contact our office for information and registration.  Please note that prior training or experience may be a required prerequisite for starting in the middle of the school year.  

Click here for the 3rd quarter class offerings


Maori Poi Balls Satellite Class

Open to everyone.  Learn the art of Maori Poi Ball swinging in a 6 Week Class on Wednesday Evenings, 7:30-8:30 PM, starting February 13.

Click here for the satellite class details

For more information, call The Barefoot Hawaiian at (847) 699-7336
Bringing Hawaii to the Mainland for 45 Years