EVENT  SCHEDULE



2008 Public Event Schedule

The following was our schedule of public shows, appearances, and special events for 2008.  

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 AUGUST   SEPTEMBER   OCTOBER   NOVEMBER   DECEMBER 


RECURRING EVENTS


Every Friday Night
The Ports of Paradise Show
The Tiki Terrace Restaurant

8:30 PM

Call the restaurant for reservations and details
(reservations required)

The Tiki Terrace Restaurant

1591 Lee Street
(At the NE Corner of Lee & Oakton
between Blockbuster and Radio Shack)

Des Plaines, IL 60018
847-795-TIKI


Every Saturday Night
The Hanalei Show
The Tiki Terrace Restaurant

8:30 PM

Call the restaurant for reservations and details
(reservations required)

The Tiki Terrace Restaurant

1591 Lee Street
(At the NE Corner of Lee & Oakton
between Blockbuster and Radio Shack)

Des Plaines, IL 60018
847-795-TIKI


JANUARY EVENTS


(No events opened to the general public occurred in January)


FEBRUARY EVENTS


Friday, February 1, 2008
Library Lover's Luau

Huntley, IL
6:00 -8:00 PM

The Luau will be held at the Old Village Hall located at
11704 Coral Street
Huntley, IL 60142

Sponsored by the Huntley Area Public Library District
11000 Ruth Road
Huntley, IL 60142
847-669-5386

Download Their Event Flier (1435K)

For more information visit

Huntley Library Web Site


Friday, February 29, 2008
Chandler-Newberger Leap Year Luau

Evanston, IL
7:00 -8:00 PM

Chandler-Newberger Community Center
1028 Central Street
Evanston, IL 60201

Sponsored by the City of Evanston
Parks/Forestry & Recreation Department

For more information visit

Their Official Web Site


MARCH EVENTS


(No events opened to the general public occurred in January)


APRIL EVENTS


Friday, April 25, 2008
Huntley Library

Huntley, IL
10:00 AM


Friday, April 25, 2008
  Show Premier: The Ports of Paradise  
At the NEW Tiki Terrace Restaurant

8:30 PM

After a 5-month relocation from Prospect Heights to Des Plaines, The new Tiki Terrace Restaurant opens tonight with its first music and dance show featuring the Barefoot Hawaiian.

The Ports of Paradise is our show many of you Tiki Terrace patrons of the old location are familiar with, but it is now being performed in a new place on a new fantastic stage with an elaborate lighting system and a state-of-art sound system, giving a familiar show an entirely new and fresh look.

If you have seen our Ports of Paradise show before, you will not have seen it presented like this.  Starting tonight, the Barefoot Hawaiian will be performing this show every Friday night at the NEW Tiki Terrance Restaurant.

Call the restaurant for reservations and details
(reservations required)

The Tiki Terrace Restaurant

1591 Lee Street
(At the NE Corner of Lee & Oakton
between Blockbuster and Radio Shack)

Des Plaines, IL 60018
847-795-TIKI


Saturday, April 26, 2008
  Show Premier: The Hanalei Show  
At the NEW Tiki Terrace Restaurant

8:30 PM

After a 5-month relocation from Prospect Heights to Des Plaines, The new Tiki Terrace Restaurant is now open with its first Saturday night music and dance show featuring the Barefoot Hawaiian.  We premier this first Saturday night with a brand new show never before seen: The Hanalei Show.

Enjoy The Hanalei Show on a new fantastic stage with an elaborate lighting system and a state-of-art sound system.  This is a show like never before seen in the Chicago area.

Starting tonight, the Barefoot Hawaiian will be performing this show every Saturday night at the NEW Tiki Terrance Restaurant.

Call the restaurant for reservations and details
(reservations required)

The Tiki Terrace Restaurant

1591 Lee Street
(At the NE Corner of Lee & Oakton
between Blockbuster and Radio Shack)

Des Plaines, IL 60018
847-795-TIKI


MAY EVENTS


Come see us perform every Friday and Saturday Night
8:30 PM Show Time

The Tiki Terrace Restaurant
1591 Lee Street
Des Plaines, IL 60018
847-795-TIKI
Reservations Required
Call the Tiki Terrace to make your reservation


JUNE EVENTS


Come see us perform every Friday and Saturday Night
8:30 PM Show Time

The Tiki Terrace Restaurant
1591 Lee Street
Des Plaines, IL 60018
847-795-TIKI
Reservations Required
Call the Tiki Terrace to make your reservation


Saturday & Sunday, June 7 & 8, 2008
The Taste of Des Plaines

2:00 PM on Saturday
2:00 PM on Sunday

Held at the Des Plaines Library Center
1501 Ellinwood Street
Des Plaines, Illinois 60016
Cost: FREE
Sponsored by the City of Des Plaines


Wednesday, June 11, 2008
Tiki Terrace Grand Opening

7:00 - 8:30 PM

The Barefoot Hawaiian will be participating in the official Grand Opening of the new Tiki Terrace restaurant at its new location in Des Plaines with a dance performance at 7:00 PM.  In addition, the new Tiki Terrance restaurant, will be officially welcomed to town, with a special ribbon-cutting ceremony by Des Plaines Mayor Tony Arredia, tentatively schedule for 10:30 AM.  Lots of fun and activities all day and evening.

The Tiki Terrace Restaurant

1591 Lee Street
(At the NE Corner of Lee & Oakton
between Blockbuster and Radio Shack)

Des Plaines, IL 60018
847-795-TIKI


Saturday, June 14, 2008
"Islands in Time — 25 Years of Aloha"
The 5th Annual Halau Concert

Des Plaines Park District
The Prairie Lakes Community Center Theater

515 East Thacker
Des Plaines, Illinois

This is a Barefoot Hawaiian Special Event
Enjoy an Evening of Music, Entertainment, and More
One-Night, One-Show Only

Tickets Go On Sale May 24
$15 per person (adult or child)
General Admission

This is a rare opportunity for the general public to see our entire 2008 show in indoor auditorium comfort and seating, entirely sponsored by the Barefoot Hawaiian.  All divisions will be performing.  This complete and unabridged, "director's cut" of the show will run about 3 hours and is our best bargain of the year.

Visit our Multimedia Page to view 5-minute
summary videos of our shows from previous years.

Show Time: 7:00 – 10:00 PM
Festival doors open at 5:30 PM, Theaters doors open at 6:00
Show includes an intermission and we will have merchandise for sale

Download the Complete Flier and Ticket Order Form  (435K)
Download the Theater Seating Chart  (84K)


Thursday, June 19, 2008
Mount Prospect Park District Show

7:00 - 8:30 PM

Lions Park Band Shell
Lions Park
411 S. Maple St.
Mount Prospect, IL 60056

(at the corner of Lincoln and Maple streets)
Hosted by the Mount Prospect Park District


JULY EVENTS


Come see us perform every Friday and Saturday Night
8:30 PM Show Time

The Tiki Terrace Restaurant
1591 Lee Street
Des Plaines, IL 60018
847-795-TIKI
Reservations Required
Call the Tiki Terrace to make your reservation


Friday, July 4, 2008
Carol Stream Independence Day Parade

Carol Stream, IL
10:00 AM

After our performance at the 2007 parade, the city of Carol Stream booked us immediately for their 2008 parade.  Thank you to the residence of Carol Stream for a great reception.

The Parade route runs along Lies Road
from Country Farm Road east to Hampe Park 

Visit the Carol Stream Parade Web Site


Friday, July 4, 2008
Village of Oak Lawn Independence Day Parade

Oak Lawn, IL
10:00 AM


Wednesday, July 9, 2008
Ty Warner Park Show

7:00 - 8:30 PM
Ty Warner park at Chestnut Street and Blackhawk Drive
Westmont, Illinois


Thursday, July 17, 2008
Lake Park & Lake Opeka Show

7:00 PM
At the Lee Street and Route 72
Des Plaines, Illinois
Free Admission
Bring your own lawn chairs
Hosted by the Des Plaines Park District


Friday, July 18, 2008
Show in Palatine

12:00 Noon
Palatine Town Square
Palatine, Illinois
Hosted by the Palatine Park District


Wednesday, July 23, 2008
Lake in the Hills Show

7:00 - 8:00 PM
Indian Trail Beach Park
Free Admission
Hosted by the Village of Lake in the Hills


Thursday, July 24, 2008
Village of Hoffman Estates Summer Concert Series
Barefoot Hawaiian performing "Islands in Time"

7:00 PM

Bring your own lawn chairs or blankets

Concert held at the Village Green

Located at Prairie Stone Parkway off Route 72
in the Prairie Stone Business Park
Hoffman Estates, Illinois
Call 847-252-5448 for more information


Saturday, July 26, 2008
Barefoot Hawaiian 25th Anniversary Celebration and Sale

10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Twenty-five years ago Gwen Kennedy moved her Hawaiian Entertainment business, which was then in operation for already10 years, to Des Plaines, Illinois, renamed her company "Barefoot Hawaiian," and incorporated the business.  Today, the Barefoot Hawaiian remains still at the same address.

On July 25, the Barefoot Hawaiian celebrates it's 25th anniversary and everyone is invited.  Complimentary Ono Cake in the shape of an Aloha Shirt baked by the Tiki Terrace along with fresh-brewed Hawaiian Kona coffee will be served.

In addition our store will be featuring a 50% off sale - first time ever that we have had a big sale like this in the middle of luau season and the middle of the Summer.  All  regularly-priced apparel is half price for this one day only.  Get what you need for your summer luau.  Included in the half-price sale are Aloha Shirts, Mu'umu'us, Pareos from Tahiti, Leis, T-shirts, and much more.

The Barefoot Hawaiian Shop
1401 East Oakton Street
Des Plaines, Illinois 60018
(847) 699-7336


AUGUST EVENTS


Come see us perform every Friday and Saturday Night
8:30 PM Show Time

The Tiki Terrace Restaurant
1591 Lee Street
Des Plaines, IL 60018
847-795-TIKI
Reservations Required
Call the Tiki Terrace to make your reservation


Friday - Sunday, August 1-3, 2008
Windy City Uke Fest

The Barefoot Hawaiian is a participating organization in this festival

Featuring

15 Artists from Hawaii
Beginner through Advanced Workshops
Tropical Venue
Hawaiian and Local Vendors
and much more

Tickets and more information available at
The Tiki Terrace Restaurant

1591 Lee Street
Des Plaines, IL 60018
847-795-TIKI


Thursday, August 7, 2008
Norridge Park District Aloha Night

7:00 - 8:30 PM

Norridge Community Park
4631 N. Overhill Avenue
Norridge, Illinois
Free Admission
Food available for purchase at this event
Suggestions: Bring your own lawn chair
Sponsored by the Norridge Park District


Saturday, August 9, 2008
Chicago White Sox Home Game

US Cellular Field

Pre-Game Entertainment of Music and Dancing
with the Barefoot Hawaiian Band and Dancers

3:45 - 5:45 PM
at Gate #3

It's Beach-Bash Day at US Cellular Field for this home game of the
Chicago White Sox
as they take on the Boston Red Sox
Game Time at 6:05 PM CDT

Enjoy an evening of fun with the Chicago White at their annual Beach-Bash Day.  Arrive early to catch the pre-game entertainment at Gate #3 where the Barefoot Hawaiian musicians and dancers will be performing at this entrance to the stadium from 4:30 - 7:30 PM. 

The Chicago White Sox Web Site


Tuesday, August 12, 2008
Wilmette Aloha Night

8:00 PM

Starlight Theatre
At the Wallace Bowl in Gillson park
Wilmette, Illinois
Cost: FREE
Suggestions: Bring your own lawn chair
Sponsored by the Wilmette Park District
(Rain Date: Thursday, August 14, 8 pm)

Starlight Theatre Web Site

Visit our Multi-Media Center to see videos from previous shows
CLICK HERE TO JUMP TO THE VIDEO GALLERY

This show marks the 31st consecutive year
that we have been performing this show


Sunday, August 17, 2008
Illinois State Fair

4:00 6:00 PM
Performing in  the Ethnic Village of the State Fair Grounds
Springfield, Illinois
Sponsored by the State of Illinois
For maps, directions, and more information
Visit the official Illinois State Fair Web Site


Thursday, August 28, 2008
Wiki Wiki Tiki Raffle
Tiki Terrace Restaurant

The Barefoot Hawaiian is a participating organization in this special fundraising event for the American Heart Association.  Watch us and others perform and participate in the raffle.

More information available at
The Tiki Terrace Restaurant

1591 Lee Street
Des Plaines, IL 60018
847-795-TIKI


Saturday, August 30, 2008
Buffalo Grove Days

3:00 PM
In the Craft Area
Buffalo Grove, Illinois


SEPTEMBER EVENTS


Come see us perform every Friday and Saturday Night
8:30 PM Show Time

The Tiki Terrace Restaurant
1591 Lee Street
Des Plaines, IL 60018
847-795-TIKI
Reservations Required
Call the Tiki Terrace to make your reservation


Friday, September 26, 2008
The Sons of Samoa at Navy Pier

8:00 - 8:55 PM

See the Barefoot Hawaiian "Sons of Samoa" Fire Dancers
Perform under the Ferris Wheel at Navy Pier
Chicago, Illinois
We will be performing as part of the Carnival of Curiosities,
"Outdoor Spectacle on Dock Street."

Chicago's spectacular fireworks display immediately
follows the Barefoot Hawaiian performance.
Enjoy an entire evening of fun and entertainment at
Navy Pier's famous Halloween Festival.

Official Navy Pier Web Site
Navy Pier Outdoor Spectacle on Dock Street Web Page


OCTOBER EVENTS


Come see us perform every Friday and Saturday Night
8:30 PM Show Time

The Tiki Terrace Restaurant
1591 Lee Street
Des Plaines, IL 60018
847-795-TIKI
Reservations Required
Call the Tiki Terrace to make your reservation


Saturday, October 18, 2008
The Sons of Samoa at Navy Pier

8:00 - 8:55 PM

See the Barefoot Hawaiian "Sons of Samoa" Fire Dancers
Perform under the Ferris Wheel at Navy Pier
Chicago, Illinois
We will be performing as part of the Carnival of Curiosities,
"Outdoor Spectacle on Dock Street."

Chicago's spectacular fireworks display immediately
follows the Barefoot Hawaiian performance.
Enjoy an entire evening of fun and entertainment at
Navy Pier's famous Halloween Festival.

Official Navy Pier Web Site
Navy Pier Outdoor Spectacle on Dock Street Web Page


Friday & Saturday, October 24 & 25, 2008
The Sons of Samoa at Navy Pier

8:00 - 8:55 PM

See the Barefoot Hawaiian "Sons of Samoa" Fire Dancers
Perform under the Ferris Wheel at Navy Pier
Chicago, Illinois
We will be performing as part of the Carnival of Curiosities,
"Outdoor Spectacle on Dock Street."

Chicago's spectacular fireworks display immediately
follows the Barefoot Hawaiian performance.
Enjoy an entire evening of fun and entertainment at
Navy Pier's famous Halloween Festival.

Official Navy Pier Web Site
Navy Pier Outdoor Spectacle on Dock Street Web Page


Friday, October 31, 2008
The Sons of Samoa at Navy Pier

8:00 - 8:55 PM

See the Barefoot Hawaiian "Sons of Samoa" Fire Dancers
Perform under the Ferris Wheel at Navy Pier
Chicago, Illinois
We will be performing as part of the Carnival of Curiosities,
"Outdoor Spectacle on Dock Street."

Chicago's spectacular fireworks display immediately
follows the Barefoot Hawaiian performance.
Enjoy an entire evening of fun and entertainment at
Navy Pier's famous Halloween Festival.

Official Navy Pier Web Site
Navy Pier Outdoor Spectacle on Dock Street Web Page


NOVEMBER EVENTS


Come see us perform every Friday and Saturday Night
8:30 PM Show Time

The Tiki Terrace Restaurant
1591 Lee Street
Des Plaines, IL 60018
847-795-TIKI
Reservations Required
Call the Tiki Terrace to make your reservation


Saturday, November 1, 2008
The Sons of Samoa at Navy Pier

8:00 - 8:55 PM

See the Barefoot Hawaiian "Sons of Samoa" Fire Dancers
Perform under the Ferris Wheel at Navy Pier
Chicago, Illinois
We will be performing as part of the Carnival of Curiosities,
"Outdoor Spectacle on Dock Street."

Chicago's spectacular fireworks display immediately
follows the Barefoot Hawaiian performance.
Enjoy an entire evening of fun and entertainment at
Navy Pier's famous Halloween Festival.

Official Navy Pier Web Site
Navy Pier Outdoor Spectacle on Dock Street Web Page


Wednesday, November 12, 2008
Wahine for Fun Hula Night Dance Show

(previously show titled The Mohala Dance Show)
7:30 PM

Students from the Barefoot Hawaiian "Wahine for Fun" Class
will be performing on stage at the Tiki Terrace
dancing hulas from the past and the present.

This show is free to restaurant patrons - reservations required
The Tiki Terrace Restaurant

1591 Lee Street
Des Plaines, IL 60018
847-795-TIKI


Thursday, November 27, 2008
McDonald's Thanksgiving Day Parade
(Chicago State Street Thanksgiving Day Parade)

8:00 - 11:00 AM

75th Anniversary of this Chicago Tradition

Many Barefoot Hawaiian representatives comprising
Professional Fire-Knife Performers
Professional Dancers
Keiki Division Dancers
Drummers
Banner Carriers

We are Parade Position #7

Catch us on Television Live on WGN-TV
Channel 9 and channel 19 (digital)
Show Time: 8:00 - 11:00 AM

As a courtesy convenience to our web site visitors ...

We offer for direct download from our web site the Chicago Festival Association Advertising Supplement for the parade that appeared Friday, November 21, 2008 in the Chicago Sun Times

To download this 12 page supplement, in PDF format (4MB),

right click the above image and select "Save Target As..."  Be sure to notice our very own fire dancer, Tavana Hau (a/k/a Richard) featured in this special supplement.   As has been Chicago's tradition, the Barefoot Hawaiian is the only Hawaiian Entertainment company invited to participate in the Thanksgiving Day parade.  

You may also visit

The Chicago Festivals Web Site


DECEMBER EVENTS


Come see us perform every Friday and Saturday Night
8:30 PM Show Time

The Tiki Terrace Restaurant
1591 Lee Street
Des Plaines, IL 60018
847-795-TIKI
Reservations Required
Call the Tiki Terrace to make your reservation


Sunday, December7, 2008
Keiki Hula Luncheon Dance Show

Show Time 1:30 PM
(Lunch at 12:30 PM)

Students from the Barefoot Hawaiian "Keiki" Classes
will be performing on stage at the Tiki Terrace
dancing hulas designed specifically for the children
within their respective age groups.
GREAT FAMILY FUN

Reservations Required
The Tiki Terrace Restaurant

1591 Lee Street
Des Plaines, IL 60018
847-795-TIKI


Saturday, December 20, 2008
Holiday Open House and Giant Sale

10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Held at the Barefoot Hawaiian Shop

   50% Off Most Items in the Store   

Visit the Barefoot Hawaiian Shop on
Saturday, December 20, 2008 during normal store hours
for our annual Barefoot Hawaiian Christmas Open House.
Let us serve you free Kona Coffee and Holiday Cookies
while you search for those last minute Christmas gifts.

PLUS

Complete your Christmas shopping for those
hard-to-buy-for persons on your Christmas list
Get 50% Most Items in the Store


Monday, December29, 2008
Cornille Family Benefit

Performances between 7:00 and 10:00 PM

During the week of December 7, 2008, the Cornille Family, a blessed part of the Barefoot Hawaiian Halau, lost their home and all their possessions due to fire.  This benefit is intended to help them move toward recovery.  This event is open to the public and anyone wishing to help the family by their attendance.

The benefit will be held at
The Tiki Terrace Restaurant

1591 Lee Street
Des Plaines, IL 60018
847-795-TIKI

More information about this event is available via the following
Web Browser Loadable and Printable Flier  (61K)
Downloadable Flier in PDF format  (292K)
The Cornille Family Web Site

Contact the Tiki Terrace to make a reservation for this event


Wednesday, December 31, 2008
New Year's Eve Polynesian Show

8:30 - 9:30 PM

This is a special event at the Tiki Terrace Restaurant
Reservations Required

The Tiki Terrace Restaurant

1591 Lee Street
Des Plaines, IL 60018
847-795-TIKI


 



 

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