EVENT  SCHEDULE



2015 Public Event Schedule

The following was our schedule of public shows, appearances, and special events for 2015.

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2015 Event Schedule Quick Links to Desired Month:

JANUARY FEBRUARY MARCH APRIL MAY JUNE JULY AUGUST SEPTEMBER OCTOBER NOVEMBER DECEMBER


JANUARY EVENTS


Saturday, January 17, 2015
KeyLime Cove

6:00 - 8:00 PM
Gurnee, Illinois

KeyLime Cove Indoor Waterpark Resort

1700 Nations Drive
Gurnee, IL 60031
224-656-8685

KeyLime Cove Waterpark Web Site


Thursday, January 29, 2015
Hala Kahiki Lounge Dinner & Show

7:30 - 10:30 PM
River Grove, Illinois

With a lounge origin that started in 1962, the Hala Kahiki Lounge and Gift Shop, is one of the oldest and longest continually running Tiki bars in the Midwest. The Barefoot Hawaiian is proud to be making its debut performance at this 53 year old Polynesian Institution.  Enjoy a 3-hour evening with drinks, dinner, and a show all for just one low package price.

Taro Chip Appetizer
Two Tropical Drinks of Your Choice 1
All-you-can-eat Luau Dinner Buffet
Unlimited Coffee, Tea, and Soda
Two Hour Polynesian Revue Show running from 8:00 to 10:00 PM

Notes:
(1) Package price includes any two tropical drink (including alcoholic) except martinis.  Tropical drinks for two count as two drinks
(2) Package price of $49.75 per person is the complete and all encompassing event price for all that is listed above.  Thus, tax and gratuity will have been paid in this price.  Additional items, such as additional beverages, are extra.  Cash or credit cards accepted for payment.  Personal checks, coupons, and discounts not accepted for this special event.  No group-based purchases (such as Groupon and Living Socials) accepted for this event.

This special luau and show runs officially from 7:30 to 10:30 PM
Doors open at 7:00 PM.  You may arrive and be seated any time after that.
Buffet will be open for service after 7:15 PM for the early arrivers.
Buffet will be taken down after 10:30 PM, however special event attendees are welcome to stay longer
The lounge is open until 2:00 AM with last call at 1:30 AM 

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
708-456-3222
info.halakahiki@yahoo.com

Hala Kahiki Lounge Web Site


FEBRUARY EVENTS


Friday, February 6, 2015
Fire and Ice Show 

St. Joseph, MI
9:15 and 10:30 PM

Barefoot Hawaiian Fire Dancers will be performing for the Fire and Ice Event at Silver Beach Shadowland
Two Performances: 9:15 PM and 10:30 PM


Saturday, February 7, 2015
Waikiki Weekend 

St. Joseph, MI
2: 00 and 3:00 PM

Barefoot Hawaiian Polynesian Dancers will be performing for Waikiki Weekend at  Silver Beach Shadowland
Two Performances: 2:00 PM and 3:00 PM


Saturday, February 21, 2015
Jonathan Carreira performing at Trader Joe's 

Libertyville, IL
12::00 Noon - 2:00 PM

Come and shop at Trader Joe's Libertyville location and while doing so enjoy Barefoot Hawaiian
musician & soloist Jonathan Carreira as he entertains you with his spectacular array of Polynesian selections.

Trader Joe's
1600 S Milwaukee Ave
Libertyville, IL 60048
847-680-1739

Trader Joe's Web Site


Thursday, February 26, 2015
Hala Kahiki Lounge Dinner & Show

7:30 - 10:30 PM
River Grove, Illinois

With a lounge origin that started in 1962, the Hala Kahiki Lounge and Gift Shop, is one of the oldest and longest continually running Tiki bars in the Midwest. Due to the fantastic success of our debut performance last month, the Barefoot Hawaiian returns to this 53 year old Polynesian Institution for another performance.  Enjoy a 3-hour evening with drinks, dinner, and a show all for just one low package price.

Taro Chip Appetizer
Two Tropical Drinks of Your Choice 1
All-you-can-eat Luau Dinner Buffet
Unlimited Coffee, Tea, and Soda
Two Hour Polynesian Revue Show running from 8:00 to 10:00 PM

Notes:
(1) Package price includes any two tropical drink (including alcoholic) except martinis.  Tropical drinks for two count as two drinks
(2) Package price of $49.75 per person is the complete and all encompassing event price for all that is listed above.  Thus, tax and gratuity will have been paid in this price.  Additional items, such as additional beverages, are extra.  Cash or credit cards accepted for payment.  Personal checks, coupons, and discounts not accepted for this special event.  No group-based purchases (such as Groupon and Living Socials) accepted for this event.

This special luau and show runs officially from 7:30 to 10:30 PM
Doors open at 7:00 PM.  You may arrive and be seated any time after that.
Buffet will be open for service after 7:15 PM for the early arrivers.
Buffet will be taken down after 10:30 PM, however special event attendees are welcome to stay longer
The lounge is open until 2:00 AM with last call at 1:30 AM 

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
708-456-3222
info.halakahiki@yahoo.com

Hala Kahiki Lounge Web Site


Saturday, February 28, 2015
KeyLime Cove

6:00 - 8:00 PM
Gurnee, Illinois

KeyLime Cove Indoor Waterpark Resort

1700 Nations Drive
Gurnee, IL 60031
224-656-8685

KeyLime Cove Waterpark Web Site


MARCH EVENTS


! ! !   Hala Kahiki Shows Continue - Moved to Sundays   ! ! !

Sunday, March 29, 2015
Hala Kahiki Lounge Dinner & Show

6:30 - 9:00 PM
River Grove, Illinois

With a lounge origin that started in 1962, the Hala Kahiki Lounge and Gift Shop, is one of the oldest and longest continually running Tiki bars in the Midwest. Due to the fantastic success of our debut performances on Thursdays the last two months, the Barefoot Hawaiian returns to this 53 year old Polynesian Institution with performances moved to Sundays.  Enjoy a 2-1/2 hour evening with drinks, dinner, and a show all for just one low package price.

Taro Chip Appetizer
Two Tropical Drinks of Your Choice 1
All-you-can-eat Luau Dinner Buffet
Unlimited Coffee, Tea, and Soda
Polynesian Revue Show starts at 7:00 and runs until about 8:30 PM


Also, available is a Sans Luau Option (No Dinner Buffet)

This includes ...
Taro Chip Appetizer
Two Tropical Drinks of Your Choice 1
Polynesian Revue Show (7:00 - 8:30 PM)


Notes:
(1) Package price includes any two tropical drink (including alcoholic) except martinis.  Tropical drinks for two count as two drinks
(2) Package price of $49.75 per person (or $34.75 per person for the non-luau option) is the complete and all encompassing event price for all that is listed above.  Thus, tax and gratuity will have been paid in this price.  Additional items, such as additional beverages, are extra.  Cash or credit cards accepted for payment.  Personal checks, coupons, and discounts not accepted for this special event.  No group-based purchases (such as Groupon and Living Socials) accepted for this event.

This special luau and show runs officially from 6:30 to 9:00 PM
Doors open at 6:15 PM.  You may arrive and be seated any time after that.
Buffet will also be open for service at about 6:15 PM for the early arrivers.
Buffet will be taken down after 9:00 PM, however special event attendees are welcome to stay longer
The lounge is open until 2:00 AM with last call at 1:30 AM 

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
708-456-3222
info.halakahiki@yahoo.com

Hala Kahiki Lounge Web Site


Monday, March 30, 2015
KeyLime Cove

6:00 - 8:00 PM
Gurnee, Illinois

KeyLime Cove Indoor Waterpark Resort

1700 Nations Drive
Gurnee, IL 60031
224-656-8685

KeyLime Cove Waterpark Web Site


APRIL EVENTS


Monday, April 6, 2015
Chicago premiere of the movie "Kuma Hina"

Chicago, IL
8:15 PM

The Barefoot Hawaiian is proud to be an advertising partner and sponsor for the Gene Siskel Film Center for the Chicago premier showing of the movie, Kuma Hina as a part of their Asian American Showcase.

Kuma Hina

A Dean Hamer and Joe Wilson film
2014, USA/Fiji, 77 min.

"An all-embracing regard for fluid gender roles is only one aspect of this profile of native Hawaiian teacher and cultural activist Kumu Hina, a transgender woman embarking on marriage with a younger man. The Emmy Award-winning directors create a full and lively picture of Hina’s charismatic leadership as role model and communicator of Hawaiian language and heritage as she embodies the ancient tribal tradition of the mahu, a revered two-spirit person who combines male and female energies. In English and Hawaiian with English subtitles. DCP digital. (BS)"

In return for our advertising sponsorship, friends of the Barefoot Hawaiian receive a discounted admission.
Ticket Price: $7 
Mention "Barefoot Hawaiian" at the Film Center Box Office to receive this special price

Gene Siskel Film Center

of the School of the Art Institute
164 N. State Street
Chicago, IL 60601

Gene Siskel Film Center Web Site
Direct link to Kuma Hina page on Film Center Web Site

Tickets may be purchased online at the above web site or in person at the box office (no phone sales)


Friday, April 10, 2015
Celebration of Cultures

Elk Grove Village, IL
7:00 PM

The Barefoot Hawaiian is proud to be performing at the 2015 Celebration of Cultures event at the Elk Grove Village Pavilion.  As the Elk Grove Village Library states:

"The Elk Grove Park District and the Community Character Coalition of Elk Grove have teamed up to bring us this exciting event.  This free event will spotlight individuals and groups representing their traditional backgrounds as well as highlight some of your favorite ethnic foods.  It promises to educate and celebrate the many nationalities in Elk Grove Village."

Barefoot Hawaiian Polynesian demonstration is at 7:00 PM

Elk Grove Village Pavilion
1000 Wellington Ave
Elk Grove Village, IL

Elk Grove Village Library Web Site


MAY EVENTS


Sunday, May 3, 2015
Three Dots and a Dash Tiki Luau and Pig Roast

1:00 - 5:00 PM
Chicago, Illinois

Three Dots and a Dash write ...

"Three Dots and a Dash is hosting its first-ever luau and pig roast! Beverage Director Diane Corcoran is mixing up classic and modern tiki cocktails and will be welcoming talent from coast-to-coast. 

"On the luau line-up is three-time JBF nominee and Los Angeles’ leading cocktail authority, Julian Cox; former Daniel alum and owner of NYC’s Wallflower, Xavier Herit; and Chicago’s own master of mixology Justin Anderson from The Promontory. Pitmasters Timothy Hollingsworth and Rory Hermann from Los Angeles’ Barrel & Ashes, along with local Bub City’s Christian Eckmann, will be cooking up luau fare, and Three Dots will provide an array of Polynesian-inspired snacks and cool tiki vibes. 

"The $100 admission pass includes traditional luau food and the pig roast, six (6) drink tickets and music by the Barefoot Hawaiians."

The Barefoot Hawaiian will be performing with 2 musicians and 2 dancers in the parking lot at Three Dots and a Dash, Chicago's newest Tiki Bar.  Visit the web site below to purchase tickets online and for additional details about this event.

Three Dots and a Dash

435 N Clark Street
Chicago, IL  60654

Three Dots and a Dash Web Site


Sunday, May 3, 2015
Pearl Harbor Memorial Parade - Fund-Raising Hula-Palooza

5:00 - 8:00 PM
Palatine, Illinois

To understand what this is about, please take a quick detour to our December 7 entry further down on this web page to learn about our invitation to participate in the 2015 Pearl Harbor Memorial Parade, marking the 74th Anniversary of the day that thousands of American military personnel and civilians lost their lives in the attack on Pearl Harbor.

While this invitation stands alone as the greatest honor our humble company has ever received, our acceptance of the invitation and commitment to accomplishing it also stands alone as the most challenging task we have ever faced.  We have committed to sending over 40 performers (the minimum required to have accepted the invitation) over 8,000 miles, for a 4-day stay (the required stay to participate and work with the parade committee in pulling off the task).  Aside from the logistics to complete this mission is also the economic threshold to overcome.  

In order to accomplish the later, this is the first of several fund-raising events we will be holding.  Here is what to expect at this one.

Non-Stop Hula Dance Performances Throughout
Craft Sale - Artists, painters, sewers, creators
Bake Sale
$500 Show Raffle

Admission is free

All baked-goods are donated - 100% of all baked-good sales go to the fund-raising endeavor.  All craft sales are a 50/50 split with the crafter and the fund-raising event.  The raffle is to win a Barefoot Hawaiian show worth $500.  Raffle tickets will be sold at the event.  Winner will be announced at end of event.  Winner need not be present at the time of drawing.  If your heart so moves you, you may also make [strictly voluntary] a cause-contribution to our mission.  After the rental fee to the Legion Post is paid, all proceeds go to the Pearl Harbor Memorial Parade endeavor.  This will be a fun-filled, family oriented event.  

The Event will be held at
American Legion Post #690

122 W. Palatine Road
Palatine, IL 60067


The following is a Pearl Harbor Memorial Parade Fund-Raising Event

Friday, May 8, 2015
Rob Roy Fish Fry

5:00 - 6:00 PM
Prospect Heights, Illinois

Every Friday starting in February and running through November, the 10th Hole Bar & Grille at the Rob Roy Golf Course runs a Friday Night Fish Fry.  For only $10.95 per person you can enjoy an all-you-can-eat buffet which includes made-to-order Corona Battered Cod.  Alternatively, you may instead order ala carte from the 10th Hole Bar and Grille menu.  We have included the menu below for your convenience.  The fish fry opens at 4 PM.

On Friday, May 8, the Barefoot Hawaiian will be putting on a special show from 5 to 6 PM for fish-fry patrons.  For this special event, the fish fry price will be remaining at the normal $10.95 per person price (other menu items also at regular price) because the Barefoot Hawaiian will be performing at the Rob Roy Golf Course in gratis, and in lieu of payment from Rob Roy, patrons will have the [strictly voluntary] opportunity to provide a cause-contribution to the Barefoot Hawaiian Pearl Harbor Memorial Parade mission.  (See our December 7 entry below for further details.)  If, after enjoying the performance, and if your heart so moves you, you will be free to drop in a tip in the mission bucket that will be available.  There will be absolutely no pressure to contribute.  This is strictly an opportunity for those wishing to be a Barefoot Hawaiian partner in it's parade mission to contribute to the cause and also to say thank you for the show.  100% of every penny collected will be used to fund Barefoot Hawaiian's entry into the 2015 Pearl Harbor Memorial Parade.

So, come out to the Rob Roy on May 8, fill your tummy with fish and/or other delicious food, and enjoy a Polynesian performance while you do.

The 10th Hole Bar & Grill
Rob Roy Golf Course

(Part of the Rob Roy River Trails Park District)
505 East Camp McDonald Road
Prospect Heights, Illinois, 60070
847-296-4653

Rob Roy Golf Course Web Site
Download the Rob Roy 10th Hole Bar & Grille 2015 Fish Fry Menu  (313K)


Saturday, May 9, 2015
Flea Market Hula Show

12:30 - 1:00 PM
Des Plaines, Illinois

The First United Methodist Church in Des Plaines will be holding a flee market from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM.  At 12:30 PM the Barefoot Hawaiian will be bringing some Aloha to the market.  Come, shop, and enjoy the show.  We will be performing on the front lawn.  In the event of rain, the Flee Market (and our performance) will be held on Saturday, May 16.

First United Methodist Church

668 Graceland Avenue
Des Plaines, IL 60016


Saturday, May 16, 2015
KeyLime Cove

5:00 - 7:00 PM
Gurnee, Illinois

KeyLime Cove Indoor Waterpark Resort

1700 Nations Drive
Gurnee, IL 60031
224-656-8685

KeyLime Cove Waterpark Web Site


!!! Rescheduled Event !!!

Please note that the following event was rescheduled by the Hala Kahiki
The event was previously scheduled to be held on May 24

Sunday, May 31, 2015
Hala Kahiki Lounge Dinner & Show

6:30 - 9:00 PM
River Grove, Illinois

Taro Chip Appetizer
Two Tropical Drinks of Your Choice 1
All-you-can-eat Luau Dinner Buffet
Unlimited Coffee, Tea, and Soda
Polynesian Revue Show starts at 7:00 and runs until about 8:30 PM


Also, available is a Sans Luau Option (No Dinner Buffet)

This includes ...
Taro Chip Appetizer
Two Tropical Drinks of Your Choice 1
Polynesian Revue Show (7:00 - 8:30 PM)


Notes:
(1) Package price includes any two tropical drink (including alcoholic) except martinis.  Tropical drinks for two count as two drinks
(2) Package price of $49.75 per person (or $34.75 per person for the non-luau option) is the complete and all encompassing event price for all that is listed above.  Thus, tax and gratuity will have been paid in this price.  Additional items, such as additional beverages, are extra.  Cash or credit cards accepted for payment.  Personal checks, coupons, and discounts not accepted for this special event.  No group-based purchases (such as Groupon and Living Socials) accepted for this event.

This special luau and show runs officially from 6:30 to 9:00 PM
Doors open at 6:15 PM.  You may arrive and be seated any time after that.
Buffet will also be open for service at about 6:15 PM for the early arrivers.
Buffet will be taken down after 9:00 PM, however special event attendees are welcome to stay longer
The lounge is open until 2:00 AM with last call at 1:30 AM 

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
708-456-3222
info.halakahiki@yahoo.com

Hala Kahiki Lounge Web Site


JUNE EVENTS


Wednesday, June 3, 2015
Warrenville Public Library Show

7:00 PM

Warrenville Public Library

28 W 751 Stafford Place
Warrenville, IL


!!! Rescheduled Event !!!

The following event originally scheduled
Sunday, June 7, 2015
Red Door Walk for the Animals
has been reschedule to August 23, 2015
Please see the August 23, 2015 entry for details


Sunday, June 7, 2015
Elk Grove Village Library

2:15 - 3:15 PM

Elk Grove Village Library

1001 Wellington Avenue
Elk Grove Village, IL 60007
847-439-0447

Elk Grove Village Public Library Web Site

Please note that at the time of this event's posting (5/15/2015) the above web site was not yet reflecting this event in their online calendar.   As updated information is received or posted on their web site that we learn about, we will try our best to update it here also.  At this posting, you are learning of this event here on the Barefoot Hawaiian web site first.


Sunday, June 7, 2015
Polynesian Fusion — Shifting Tides
The 11th 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-Day, One-Show Only

Only $16.50 per person (adult or child)
General Admission
Tickets are now on sale!

This is a rare opportunity for the general public to see our 2015 "Polynesian Fusion — Shifting Tides" show in indoor auditorium comfort and seating, entirely sponsored by the Barefoot Hawaiian.  All student divisions will be performing with special emphasis on our younger dancers.  This is the perfect opportunity to see what our students have learned this past school year.  The show will be supplemented with some special performances by dancers from professional dance troupe.  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: 6:00 – 9:00 PM
Theaters doors open at 5:00 PM
Show includes an intermission 

From 5:00 - 6:00 PM in the lobby outside the theater will be a bake and craft sale

Download the Complete Flier and Ticket Order Form (197K)
Download the Theater Seating Chart  (84K)

Tickets are now on sale!


Saturday, June 13, 2015
The Taste of Des Plaines

6:00 - 6:45 PM

Performing on the Family Stage
Des Plaines Library Center
1501 Ellinwood Street
Des Plaines, Illinois 60016
Cost: FREE
Sponsored by the City of Des Plaines and various city event sponsors

Barefoot Hawaiian will be performing for the Taste of Des Plaines in gratis, as a public service to our community and to the residents of our home city.  This performance is also to bring attention to our effort to participate in the Pearl Harbor Memorial Parade on December 7.  (See our December 7 entry for further details.)  Funds are needed to make this endeavor a reality and spectators will have the [strictly voluntary] opportunity to make a cause-contribution to this mission after the show.


Wednesday, June 17, 2015
Village of Park Forest - Main Street Nights

6:30 - 7:15 PM

"MAIN STREET NIGHTS - SEVEN FREE NIGHTS OF ENTERTAINMENT!
Grab a blanket and position yourself in the Park Forest Downtown Village Green (Cunningham and Main Streets) for seven FREE nights of entertainment, rain or shine! Vendors on hand selling food and drinks! The evening starts with an opening act followed by the showcased entertainment.  In case of rain, performances are held indoors at Dining on the Green
which is located next to the outdoor site at 349 Main Street. Events are subject to change, for updated information or general inquiries about  Main Street Nights, please call 708-748-2005."  

"Barefoot Hawaiians [sic] has entertained audiences throughout the U.S. and as far away as China with their dynamic dances,
dramatic drumming and vibrant costumes from the islands. The vibrant performance includes the dazzling Samoan Fire Knife dance, which features world class fire knife dancers, the thrilling visual Poi Balls dance from New Zealand and, of course, it wouldn't be an island event without the famous Hula dance from Hawaii."

This is a free free show


Saturday, June 20, 2015
Bolingbrook Park District Beach Party

2:00 - 4:00 PM

Contact the Bolingbrook Park District at 630-739-0272 for entrance fees and other details on the admission and attendance to this beach party featuring a show by the Barefoot Hawaiian.


Thursday, June 25, 2015
Wood Dale Public Library Show

7:00 - 8:00 PM

"Travel to the South Pacific with the Barefoot Hawaiians, [sic] an authentic Polynesian-style performing troupe. Immerse yourself in the customs and folklore of the Samoan, New Zealand, and Tahitian islands through dance and music."

Visit the library's web site for online registration for this free event

Go to events then click on the Barefoot Hawaiian show on the date for information and registration

Wood Dale Public Library

520 N. Wood Dale
Wood Dale, Illinois
630-766-6762

The Wood Dale Public Library Web Site

Please note that at the time of this event's early posting (3/13/2015) the above web site was not yet reflecting this event in their online calendar.  The above quote and registration information was copied from an appearance in a previous year.  As updated information is received or posted on their web site that we learn about, we will try our best to update it here also.  At this posting, you are learning of this event here on the Barefoot Hawaiian web site first.


Saturday, June 27, 2015
KeyLime Cove

6:00 - 8:00 PM
Gurnee, Illinois

KeyLime Cove Indoor Waterpark Resort

1700 Nations Drive
Gurnee, IL 60031
224-656-8685

KeyLime Cove Waterpark Web Site


Monday, June 29, 2015
Tokio Pub Beer Dinner & Show

6:30 - 9:00 PM

Tokio Pub blends the eclectic flavors of Japanese and American Pub cuisine, served in a richly-hued dining room with lively music, friendly service & a fun atmosphere.  The flavors of Japan, Latin America and the U S of A are combined to create a unique pub menu. Try specialty Sushi, Tacos & our Signature Hot Rock as well as House-made Ramen Noodle Bowls & Tokio Pub’s famous Ramen Burger.

"The Tiki gods are back on June 29, and they are hungry."

"Join us for this annual ritual to kick off the official start of Summer.  The June 29 beer dinner is back with our luau-style celebration, complete with ukuleles, marimbas, a whole roasted Kalua pig, and libations.
Hula dancers and surprise entertainment for $45 per person (not including tax and gratuity). Reservations are required and can be made by calling 847-278-5181." 

Course One: Tuna Poke (soy, sesame, lotus root, yuzu-chili caramel)
Course Two: Lomilomi Salad (smoked salmon belly, local tomato, sweet maui onion)
Course Three: Kalua-Style Roasted Pig (pork belly, coal roasted Hawaiian sweet potatoes, Hawaiian sea salt)
Course Four: Coconut Cake (roasted pineapple, cilantro, coconut-lime sherbet)

The Barefoot Hawaiian will be performing during the Beer Dinner on this night.  Doors open at 6:30 PM with the first course and the start of the Barefoot Hawaiian entertainment starting at 7:00 PM.  $45 per person.  Event runs until 9:00 PM.  Call the Tokio Pub for the required reservations.

This event featured on the WTTW "Check, Please!" Planner

Tokio Pub

Located in the Streets of Woodfield Mall
1900 E. Higgins Road
Schaumburg, IL 60173
847-278-5181

The Tokio Pub Web Site


JULY EVENTS


Friday, July 3, 2015
Eyes to the Skies Festival

Lisle, Illinois
1:00 - 2:00 PM

The Eyes to the Skies Festival, a festival benefiting charities, runs July 2-4 and is paired with a carnival that is operating July 1-5.  On July 3 at 1:00 PM, the Barefoot Hawaiian will be entertaining in the Children's Area of the Festival. 

Eyes to the Skies Festival

Located at the Lisle Community Park
along Short Street between Ohio Street and the east Branch of the DuPage river
Lisle, Illinois

Eyes to the Skies Festival Web Site
Eyes to the Skies Festival Children's Area Web Site


Saturday, July 4, 2015
Carol Stream Independence Day Parade

Carol Stream, IL
10:00 AM

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


Saturday, July 4, 2015
Lake Bluff Independence Day Parade

Lake Bluff, IL
10:00 AM

Visit the Lake Bluff Parade Web Site for the  details of parade and route
Official Lake Bluff July 4th Web Site


Tuesday, July 7, 2015
Des Plaines Public Library Aloha Time

Des Plaines, IL
6:30 - 7:00 PM

"Aloha Time"

For families with children of all ages.  Dream of the Hawaiian Islands while listening to a story and learning authentic Hawaiian dance steps.   Admission is free but tickets are required.  You may pick up a free ticket at the Youth Services desk up to 30 minutes prior to the start of the program.

Des Plaines Public Library

1501 Ellinwood Street
Des Plaines, IL 60016
847-827-5551

Des Plaines Public Library Web Site


Saturday, July 11, 2015
Luau at Kemmerling Pool

Roselle, IL
6:30 - 9:30 PM

"Aloha! Come enjoy a night at the Kemmerling Pool and experience a Hawaiian Luau.  The evening will include Island food, drink, live music, hula and fire dancers. Don’t miss this spectacular event!"

The Barefoot Hawaiian brings the luau to life with its professional dance troupe.  Drummers and live music will recreate sounds of the islands, while professional dancers provide the visual experience.  The evening comes to a close after sunset with the spectacular fire dance.

Luau Prices for Advanced Ticket Sales
Pool Pass Holders — $10
Resident Non-Pool Pass Holders — $15
Non-Resident Non-Pool Pass Holder — $19

At the door for everyone — $22
So purchase in advance and save.

Event open to all ages ~ Children under 3 are free!

Luau held at 
Kemmerling Pool
Roselle Park District
400 S. Prospect St.
Roselle, Illinois

Register in advance at the 
Roselle Park District
555 W. Bryn Mawr Ave.
Roselle, Illinois 60172
(630) 894-4200

Visit the web site below for more information and to register online
Kemmerling Pool News Web Site


! EVENT UPDATE !

July 13, 2015 - 12:15 p.m. Update
Due to the threat of inclement weather today and tonight, this event has been moved indoors
This event is still on !

Monday, July 13, 2015
Gail Borden Library Picnic Dinner Show

Elgin, IL
Performance Time: 7:00 - 8:00 PM
Event Time: 6:00 - 8:00 PM

"Bring a picnic dinner to the library’s west lawn at 6:00 pm. Beverage and dessert will be provided by the library.  At 7:00 pm join us for a performance from The Barefoot Hawaiians [sic]. The vibrant performance includes the dazzling Samoan Fire Knife dance, which features world class fire knife dancers, the thrilling visual Poi Balls dance from New Zealand and, of course, it wouldn't be an island event without the famous Hula dance from Hawaii. No registration required."

Event will be held
at the Outdoor Stage on the West Lawn of
Inside the library in the Meadows Room
Gail Borden Public Library (Main Library)

270 N Grove Ave
Elgin, IL 60120

Gail Borden Public Library Web Site


Friday, July 17, 2015
Palatine Town Square Show

Palatine, IL
12:00 Noon

This show will be held in the Palatine Town Square
Located in down town Palatine near the train station
To map it with mapping software, web sites, or GPS use the following address: 
40 N Brockway St, Palatine, IL 60067


Saturday, July 18, 2015
KeyLime Cove

6:00 - 8:00 PM
Gurnee, Illinois

KeyLime Cove Indoor Waterpark Resort

1700 Nations Drive
Gurnee, IL 60031
224-656-8685

KeyLime Cove Waterpark Web Site


!!! 32nd Anniversary Performance !!!

Thursday, July 23, 2015
Lake Park & Lake Opeka Show

Des Plaines, IL
7:00 - 9:30 PM

At the Lee Street and Touhy (Rt. 72)
Des Plaines, Illinois
Free Admission
Bring your own lawn chairs
Hosted by the Des Plaines Park District
Part of the Des Plaines Park District's Summer Concert Series

!!! 32nd Anniversary Performance !!!

This show occurs on the 32nd Anniversary of the official birthday of the "Barefoot Hawaiian, Inc." 

In July of 1983 the already 10 year old Hawaiian Entertainment company operated by owner Gwen Kennedy was relocated to Des Plaines, Illinois and was renamed.  On July 23, the "Barefoot Hawaiian" became incorporated, and we have been celebrating that date as our official birthday ever since.

Come and celebrate with us 42 years of bringing Hawaii to the Midwest and 32 of those years as the Barefoot Hawaiian, Inc.

— There will be a special surprise for all who attend —


Friday, July 24, 2015
Family Summer Entertainment Series Show

Round Lake Beach, IL
1:00 - 2:00 PM

"Free Family Summer Entertainment Series - Barefoot Hawaiian Dancers:
Barefoot Hawaiian Dancers- Thrilling show featuring fire and dance from the Hawaiian Islands. Events are approximately one hour in length."

The Village of Round Lake Beach Cultural and Civic Center
2007 Civic Center Way
Round Lake Beach, IL 60073
Cultural and Civic Center Web Site


Friday, July 24, 2015
Luau at the Pool

Arlington Heights, IL
6:00 - 8:30 PM

"Aloha, be dazzled by the rhythm of the Barefoot Hawaiians at this outdoor, poolside party for all ages. Plus enjoy Hawaiian themed food, stories and much more."

"Bring the whole family to Pioneer Pool where we'll celebrate a summer of Read to the Rhythm with a poolside luau! Wear your best Hawaiian gear - we'll provide the leis - for an evening filled with food, stories, games, and live dance by the Barefoot Hawaiians. Performance begins at 6:30 p.m. Pool opens for swimming following the performance, and activities continue until sunset.  May register in groups of up to 4. Must register to attend. Limited poolside seating. Blankets for picnic style snacking encouraged."

"This event is part of READ to the RHYTHM Summer Reading 2015, a program partnership with the Arlington Heights Memorial Library."

Note that advanced registration is required to attend this event

Pioneer Pool & Park

500 S. Fernandez Ave
Arlington Heights, IL 60004
847-577-3035

Arlington Heights Park District Web Site
Arlington Heights Memorial Library Web Site


Saturday, July 25, 2015
Pearl Harbor Memorial Parade - Fund-Raising Hula for Mula

1:00 - 6:00 PM
Des Plaines, Illinois

To understand what this is about, please take a quick detour to our December 7 entry further down on this web page to learn about our invitation to participate in the 2015 Pearl Harbor Memorial Parade, marking the 74th Anniversary of the day that thousands of American military personnel and civilians lost their lives in the attack on Pearl Harbor.

While this invitation stands alone as the greatest honor our humble company has ever received, our acceptance of the invitation and commitment to accomplishing it also stands alone as the most challenging task we have ever faced.  We have committed to sending over 40 performers (the minimum required to have accepted the invitation) over 8,000 miles, for a 4-day stay (the required stay to participate and work with the parade committee in pulling off the task).  Aside from the logistics to complete this mission is also the economic threshold to overcome.  

This event is a fund-raiser toward that endeavor.

Admission is $10 per person
Payable to the American Legion Post #36 - Des Plaines
Admission provides you food and entertainment
Barefoot Hawaiian show 4:00 - 5:00 PM

Advanced Reservations Required for this Event
Contact Chuck for reservations
847-894-1120
Monday - Friday
9:30 AM - 4:00 PM 

Attendance Limited to 85 persons
Reservations close July 18 or when the limit has been reached

The Event will be held at
American Legion Post #36 - Des Plaines

1291 Oakwood Ave
Des Plaines, IL 60016
847-824-3236


Sunday, July 26, 2015
Hinsdale Public Library After Dark: Summer Edition

6:00 - 8:00 PM
Hinsdale, Illinois

"Bring family, friends, and neighbors and a picnic dinner to Memorial Hall Lawn for some summertime fun! Sit back, relax, and enjoy The Barefoot Hawaiian as they bring traditional island entertainment to the Library. Refreshing summer drinks and treats will be provided. Register at the Library, over the phone, or online."

Bring blankets and/or chairs

Hinsdale Public Library

20 E. Maple Street
Hinsdale, IL 60521

Visit the web site below for more information and to register online
Hinsdale Public Library Web Site
Download the Hinsdale Public Library Summer 2015 Brochure  (2,872K)
(This event is on page 2)


Sunday, July 26, 2015
Hala Kahiki Lounge Dinner & Show

6:30 - 9:00 PM
River Grove, Illinois

Taro Chip Appetizer
Two Tropical Drinks of Your Choice 1
All-you-can-eat Luau Dinner Buffet
Unlimited Coffee, Tea, and Soda
Polynesian Revue Show starts at 7:00 and runs until about 8:30 PM


Also, available is a Sans Luau Option (No Dinner Buffet)

This includes ...
Taro Chip Appetizer
Two Tropical Drinks of Your Choice 1
Polynesian Revue Show (7:00 - 8:30 PM)


Notes:
(1) Package price includes any two tropical drink (including alcoholic) except martinis.  Tropical drinks for two count as two drinks
(2) Package price of $49.75 per person (or $34.75 per person for the non-luau option) is the complete and all encompassing event price for all that is listed above.  Thus, tax and gratuity will have been paid in this price.  Additional items, such as additional beverages, are extra.  Cash or credit cards accepted for payment.  Personal checks, coupons, and discounts not accepted for this special event.  No group-based purchases (such as Groupon and Living Socials) accepted for this event.

This special luau and show runs officially from 6:30 to 9:00 PM
Doors open at 6:15 PM.  You may arrive and be seated any time after that.
Buffet will also be open for service at about 6:15 PM for the early arrivers.
Buffet will be taken down after 9:00 PM, however special event attendees are welcome to stay longer
The lounge is open until 2:00 AM with last call at 1:30 AM 

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
708-456-3222
info.halakahiki@yahoo.com

Hala Kahiki Lounge Web Site


Thursday, July 30, 2015
Cantigny Park Show

Wheaton, IL
5:30 PM

Special Free Day!

Free Parking, Free Admission, and Free Cupcakes

Cantigny Park in the Alee Garden Area
1S151 Winfield Road
Wheaton, IL 60189


Thursday, July 30, 2015
Indian Trail Beach Park Show

Village of Lake in the Hills, Illinois
7:00 - 8:00 PM

Indian Trail Beach Park
228 Indian Trail Rd.
Lake in the Hills, IL

Free Admission
Hosted by the Village of Lake in the Hills

Lake in the Hills' Indian Trail Beach Web Site


AUGUST EVENTS


Saturday, August 8, 2015
Highland Park District Kids Beach Party

8:15 - 9:00 PM

Kids Beach Party for children ages 6-8 with their parents.
Barefoot Hawaiian will perform from 8:15 - 9:00 PM
Contact the Park District of Highland Park at 847-831-3810 for additional information.


Tuesday, August 11, 2015
Golf Mill Shopping Center Kids Club Beach Day

1:00 - 2:00 PM

"Kids Club returns this summer and will be held every Tuesday, starting June 23rd through August 11th, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the mall’s center court. Kids Club provides fun, free events for children ages 10 and under and their families. Children must be supervised by an adult. "

On August 11 Kids Club will be having "Beach Day" featuring a performance by the Barefoot Hawaiian from 1:00 to 2:00  PM.

Golf Mill Shopping Center

239 Golf Mill Center
(at Golf Rd. & Milwaukee Ave.)
Niles, IL 60714
847-699-1070


Thursday, August 13, 2015
Village of Hoffman Estates Summer Concert Series

7:00 - 9:00 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


Thursday, August 13, 2015
Bensenville Park District Show

6:30 - 7:30 PM

The full event runs from 5:30 to 7:30 PM with the Barefoot Hawaiian show from 6:30 to 7:30 PM
This is a ticketed event.  Ticket prices forthcoming,

Bensenville Park District Pool
1000 W. Wood Street
Bensenville, IL
630-766-7015


Saturday, August 22, 2015
Oakton Arms Show

Des Plaines, IL
1:00 - 2:00 PM

Come for a free show that is open to the public

Oakton Arms

1665 Oakton Place
Des Plaines, IL


Sunday, August 23, 2015
Red Door Walk for the Animals

Chicago, IL
10:30 AM

This is a rescheduled event - originally scheduled for June 7

This is the Red Door Animal Shelter's 15th Annual Gimme Shelter! Walk for Animals
The walk is held at

Indian Boundary Park

2500 W. Lunt St.
Chicago, IL


Saturday, August 29, 2015
Farewell to Summer Family Luau

Winnetka, IL
4:00 - 7:30 PM

The Winnetka's Tower Road Beach Farewell to Summer Family Luau is on the Saturday of Labor Day weekend.  Get the family together and say goodbye to summer on Saturday, August 29, Luau style. Lifeguards will guard the water from 4 to 6 pm.  Food will be served throughout the event with the Barefoot Hawaiian providing live music from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. Then the night really gets exciting with the Barefoot Hawaiian's live luau dance and fire show from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. 

There is a fee required to attend and pre-registration is required through the Winnetka Park District, either in person or online to determine how much food will be needed for the event.  Deadline for registration is August 24 at 5 pm.

Please Note: Tower Road Beach will be open only to those who have registered for the event.  Maple Street Beach will be staffed with lifeguards during the event and will be open to the public.

Farewell to Summer Luau Prices
Child:  $5 for resident and $10 for non-resident
Adult:  $10 for resident and $20 for non-resident

For more information contact the Winnetka Park District via the information below.

Tower Road Beach
Located at Tower Rd. & Sheridan Road
Winnetka, IL

Winnetka Park District
540 Hibbard Rd
Winnetka, IL
847-501-2040

Winnetka Park District Web Site
Tower Road Beach Web Site


SEPTEMBER EVENTS


Saturday, September 5, 2015
Buffalo Grove Days

3:30 - 4:15 PM
Buffalo Grove, Illinois

Look for more photos from previous years in our
"Community" Photo Gallery on our Multi-Media Page

Buffalo Grove Days is held at

Church and Lake Cook Road
in Buffalo Grove, Illinois
Find the Barefoot Hawaiian show in the Craft Area


Saturday, September 12, 2015
Taste of Saint Celestine 2015

Elmwood Park, IL
5:00 - 10:00 PM

Come to St. Celestine Parish in Elmwood Park for their Taste of Saint Celestine and enjoy the tastes of the various countries.  Admission is only $1 and food tickets are only $1 per ticket with food and drinks ranging from 1 to 3 tickets.  At 8:30 PM the Barefoot Hawaiian will be putting on their show which will feature a spectacular fire dance performance keeping the Summer in September still hot.

St. Celestine Catholic Parish

3020 N. 76th Court
Elmwood Park, IL 60707
708-453-2555

Taste of Saint Celestine Web Site


Saturday, September 19, 2015
Trader Joe's in Algonquin ~ 10th Anniversary Celebration

Algonquin Heights, IL
12:00 Noon - 4:00 PM

Trader Joe's in Algonquin celebrates 10 years, and the Barefoot Hawaiian will be there to celebrate with them.  
Come out and shop Trader Joe's Specialty Foods and enjoy a Barefoot Hawaiian performance while you are there.

Trader Joe's
1800 S Randall Rd 
Algonquin, IL 60102
847-854-4886
Trader Joe's Web Site


Saturday, September 19, 2015
3rd Annual One World Festival - Celebration of Cultures

2:30 - 3:30 PM
Mundelein, IL

"A FREE event that is great for all ages. 

"Come celebrate your culture at Mundelein’s One World Festival. Enjoy FREE activities: kids’ fun, music, dance groups, games, crafts, educational exhibits, and more. Bring your appetite and try the flavorful world showcase of food and drink available for purchase. Wear your culture’s traditional dress too!

"Festival Overview: The Village of Mundelein Human Relations Commission, Mundelein Park and Recreation District, Fremont Library District, and Mundelein Community Connection partner on this fun, educational, family event.

"The objective of the One World Festival is to promote understanding and acceptance of Mundelein’s variety of ethnic, cultural and religious diversity in a fun, educational and family-centered environment. "

The festival runs from 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM
The Barefoot Hawaiian show is 2:30 to 3:30 PM

The Festival is held in

Kracklauer Park
126 N. Seymour
Mundelein, IL

Kracklauer Park is the park next to Santa Maria del Popolo Church

Mundelein One World Festival Web Site


Saturday, September 19, 2015
Fall Fest Des Plaines Family Festival

5:30 - 6:00 PM
Des Plaines, IL

The Fall Fest Des Plaines Family Festival, presented by Rivers Casino, is a free admission event (Free Admission, Free Concerts, and Free Parking) held at Lake Park (a/k/a Lake Opeka) in Des Plaines.  In addition, there will be carnival rides, games, food, car show, and a special Kids Zone with pony rides and more.  Bring the whole family for a fun filled day.  Visit the Fall Fest Des Plaines web site for complete details.

The full festival is running on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday
On Saturday, the festival runs from 12:00 Noon to 11:00 PM
The Barefoot Hawaiian show on Saturday is 5:30 to 6:00 PM on the Main Stage

The Festival is held at

Lake Park / Lake Opeka
2200 Lee St.
(on Lee Street between Howard and Touhy)
Des Plaines, IL 60018

Fall Fest Des Plaines Web Site


Sunday, September 20, 2015
Cary Main Street Fest

6:00 - 7:00 PM
Cary, IL

The Cary Grove Chamber of Commerce serving the Cary and Fox River Grove area is holding the Cary Main Street Fest featuring fun, entertainment, games, and more for the whole family.  At $5 donation is requested at the gate, with proceeds benefiting local schools and non-profits through the volunteer grant program and other chamber programs and events.  The full festival runs on Saturday Noon to 10:00 PM and on Sunday 11:00 AM to 9:00 PM with the Barefoot Hawaiian performance at 6:00 PM on Sunday.  Visit the event web site for full details.

The Festival is held in

Downtown Cary on Main Street at
100 W. Main St.
Cary, IL
Contact Phone: 847-639-2800

Cary Main Street Fest Web Site


OCTOBER EVENTS


Saturday, October 3, 2015
Charity Day: Let's Do Something Good Performance

3:00 - 3:30 PM
Skokie, IL

This is a benefit show for the local non-profit cancer organizations

"Charity Day: Let's Do Something Good Together, will be an all-day shopping event that will include a fashion presentation celebrating the spirit and beauty of those who have survived cancer. Additionally, guests will enjoy special discounts, trend fashion show, gifts with purchase opportunities, enter to win prizes, in-store activities for enjoyment, refreshments and so much more."

The Barefoot Hawaiian performance will be from 3:00 to 3:30 PM
at the Lord & Taylor in the Old Orchard Shopping Centre

Westfield Old Orchard Shopping Centre
4999 Old Orchard Center
Skokie, IL 60077 


Saturday, October 10, 2015
Pearl Harbor Memorial Parade - Fund-Raising Event
Ports of Paradise - Tahiti Saturday

6:30 - 8:00 PM
Des Plaines, Illinois

To understand what this is about, please take a quick detour to our December 7 entry further down on this web page to learn about our invitation to participate in the 2015 Pearl Harbor Memorial Parade, marking the 74th Anniversary of the day that thousands of American military personnel and civilians lost their lives in the attack on Pearl Harbor.

While this invitation stands alone as the greatest honor our humble company has ever received, our acceptance of the invitation and commitment to accomplishing it also stands alone as the most challenging task we have ever faced.  We have committed to sending over 40 performers (the minimum required to have accepted the invitation) over 8,000 miles, for a 4-day stay (the required stay to participate and work with the parade committee in pulling off the task).  Aside from the logistics to complete this mission is also the economic threshold to overcome.  

In order to accomplish the later, this is al fund-raising events we will be holding.  Here is what to expect at this one.

Doors open 6:30 PM
Dinner 7:00 PM
Show at 8:00 PM
Cash Bar
Raffles
Get "Leid" Booth

Price: $30
Portion of proceeds go to the Pearl Harbor Fund

The Event will be held at
Ching Hua's

1992 S. River Road
Des Plaines, IL 60018

Call the Barefoot Hawaiian Office for Tickets and more information


Sunday, October 11, 2015
5th Annual Chicago Dance International

3:30 PM
Chicago, Illinois

The Chicago Music and Dance International presents the 5th Annual Chicago Dance International event.  The Barefoot Hawaiian will be representing the Polynesian dance arts at this international dance event and will be performing along side Chicago's other great ethnic dance companies representing their art form.

"5th Chicago International Dance Forum present a breathtaking range of ethnic dance troupes performing innovative and ancient work rooted in cultures throughout the world."

With the Barefoot Hawaiian will also be Nunufatima Dance Company (West Africa), Perubiean Folk Dance Center, Grupi Arberia, The McDance Company (Ireland), Asyrian Folk Dance, Laume Ensemble (Lithuanian ), The Ensemble Espanol, Bellamente Roto/Flamenco, Choomsarang Korean Dance Group, Asyrian Folk Dance Ensemble, and Mexican Dance Ensemble.

Tickets prices: $10 - $30 
(Seniors: $10)
Free Parking
(Park in Lot F at Building E)

Event held at

Northwestern Illinois University Auditorium

3601 W. Bryn Mawr Ave
Chicago, Illinois


Friday, October 23, 2015
Lyon/Pleasant Ridge PTA International Night 2015

6:00 - 8:00 PM
Glenview, Illinois

The PTA of Lyon and Pleasant Ridge Schools in Glenview presents their International Night 2015 at the Pleasant Ridge School.  "All families of Lyon and Pleasant Ridge are invited to attend this free event."  The Barefoot Hawaiian is part of the entire evening's event with a show performed at 6:55 PM.

Pleasant Ridge School

1730 Sunset Ridge Road
Glenview, Illinois 60025
847-998-5050

Lyon & Pleasant Ridge Schools PTA Web Site


NOVEMBER EVENTS


Saturday, November 14, 2015
"The Last Hoorah" (Part I)
for the Pearl Harbor Journey
Pearl Harbor Memorial Parade - Fund-Raising Arts and Crafts Bazaar

11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Des Plaines, Illinois

To understand what this is about, please take a quick detour to our December 7 entry further down on this web page to learn about our invitation to participate in the 2015 Pearl Harbor Memorial Parade, marking the 74th Anniversary of the day that thousands of American military personnel and civilians lost their lives in the attack on Pearl Harbor.

While this invitation stands alone as the greatest honor our humble company has ever received, our acceptance of the invitation and commitment to accomplishing it also stands alone as the most challenging task we have ever faced.  We have committed to sending over 40 performers (the minimum required to have accepted the invitation) over 8,000 miles, for a 4-day stay (the required stay to participate and work with the parade committee in pulling off the task).  Aside from the logistics to complete this mission is also the economic threshold to overcome.  

This event is a fund-raiser toward that endeavor

The theme for this event is a Salute to Pearl Harbor and to the Wounded Warriors

The Last Hoorah (Part I)

For the Pearl Harbor Journey

Arts and Crafts Bazaar

Admission is only $2 per person
Pay at the door - no advanced ticket sales

Craft Sale
Bake Sale
Hula Show
Hula for Mula
Kids Games
Fun Activities

Proceeds go to the Pearl Harbor Fund

The Event will be held at
The Frisbie Senior Center

52 Northwest Highway
Des Plaines, IL 60016

Download the Full Page Color Flier  (2,357K)


Sunday, November 15, 2015
"The Last Hoorah" (Part II)
for the Pearl Harbor Journey
Pearl Harbor Memorial Parade - Fund-Raising "Mystery 50 Brunch"

11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
River Grove, Illinois

To understand what this is about, please take a quick detour to our December 7 entry further down on this web page to learn about our invitation to participate in the 2015 Pearl Harbor Memorial Parade, marking the 74th Anniversary of the day that thousands of American military personnel and civilians lost their lives in the attack on Pearl Harbor.

While this invitation stands alone as the greatest honor our humble company has ever received, our acceptance of the invitation and commitment to accomplishing it also stands alone as the most challenging task we have ever faced.  We have committed to sending over 40 performers (the minimum required to have accepted the invitation) over 8,000 miles, for a 4-day stay (the required stay to participate and work with the parade committee in pulling off the task).  Aside from the logistics to complete this mission is also the economic threshold to overcome.  

This event is a fund-raiser toward that endeavor

The Last Hoorah (Part II)

For the Pearl Harbor Journey

Mystery 50 Brunch and Entertainment

Dress in your best Aloha Detective Attire and help take part in solving the Mystery 50!  Your ticket to this event includes brunch, fun, surprises, entertainment, and more.  Cash bar service also available.  There is a limited capacity for this very unique, not-your-normal hula gig.  Pre-purchase your tickets well in advance to ensure your attendance.  Profits from this event go to the Pearl Harbor Memorial Parade Fund.

Brunch
Favors
Cash Bar
"Mystery 50" Audience Participation Entertainment

Price: $25 per person
Tickets sold in advance only
Seating is Limited for this Special Event
Only 120 Tickets will be sold
Proceeds go to the Pearl Harbor Fund

The Event will be held at
Hala Kahiki Lounge & South Seas Gift Shop

2834 River Road
River Grove, IL 60171
708-456-3222

Tickets are only available through the Barefoot Hawaiian

Please do not contact the Hala Kahiki regarding ticket purchases

Admission is by prepaid reservation and ticketed sales only

(no tickets will be sold at the door)

Three convenient ways to purchase tickets

(1) By Phone

Call the Barefoot Hawaiian Office during business hours and purchase
your desired number of tickets with a Credit Card.
You may request that your tickets be mailed to you or you may pick them
up in person during normal store hours any time before the event.
You will have a guaranteed reservation at the time of your phone order.

(2) In Person

Visit the Barefoot Hawaiian Store during its normal business hours and purchase
your desired number of tickets with either cash, check, or Credit Card.
You will receive your tickets immediately.

(3) By Mail with Check

Mail a check for the appropriate amount for the number of tickets desired to 

Last Hoorah Ticket Sales
Barefoot Hawaiian, Inc.
1401 East Oakton Street
Des Plaines, Illinois 60018

Please write on your check's memo line  "The Last Hoorah" 
and the number of tickets you are ordering.
You will have a guaranteed reservation at the time we receive your order.
Unless requested otherwise, we will mail your tickets to the name and address
shown on your check or to a name and address that you otherwise specify.

Download the Full Page Color Flier  (2,357K)


Wednesday, November 25, 2015
"Hawaii comes to Chicago" at the 20th Annual Christkindlmarket

Chicago, IL
1:00 - 2:00 PM

"Inspired by the Christkindlesmarkt in Nuremberg, Germany, which began in 1545, the Christkindlmarket Chicago brings a cherished German and European tradition with international flair and local charm to Chicago. Chicago's largest open-air Christmas festival was first held on Pioneer Court in 1996."

The 20th Annual Christkindlmarket runs from November 20 through December 24.  The Barefoot Hawaiian will be bringing "Hawaii comes to Chicago" at the 20th Annual Christkindlmarket on this date at the following location.

Daley Plaza
At the Richard J. Daley Center
50 W. Washington St
Chicago, IL 60602
312-603-2526

If you are closer to the western suburbs, be sure to check out the performance in Oak Brook on November 29..

Christkindlmarket Web Site


Thursday, November 26, 2015
McDonald's Thanksgiving Day Parade
(Chicago State Street Thanksgiving Day Parade)

8:00 - 11:00 AM

A total of 57 Barefoot Hawaiian representatives will be performing:

Professional Fire-Knife Performers
Professional Dancers
Keiki Division Dancers
Drummers
Banner Carriers

As has been Chicago's tradition, the Barefoot Hawaiian
is the only Hawaiian Entertainment company invited
to participate in the Thanksgiving Day parade.  

Parade Position: #6
So look for us early in the parade

Watch us on Television Live on WGN-TV Channel 9
and WGN affiliate stations
Show Time: 8:00 - 11:00 AM

Visit
The Chicago Festivals Web Site


Sunday, November 29, 2015
"Hawaii comes to Oak Brook" at the 20th Annual Christkindlmarket

Oak Brook, IL
1:00 - 2:00 PM

"Inspired by the Christkindlesmarkt in Nuremberg, Germany, which began in 1545, the Christkindlmarket Chicago brings a cherished German and European tradition with international flair and local charm to Chicago. Chicago's largest open-air Christmas festival was first held on Pioneer Court in 1996."

The 20th Annual Christkindlmarket runs from November 20 through December 24.  The Barefoot Hawaiian will be bringing "Hawaii comes to Oak Brook" at the 20th Annual Christkindlmarket on this date at the following location.

Oak Brook Shopping Center
Route 83 and 22nd Street
Oak Brook, IL 

If you are in Chicago, be sure to check out the performance at the Daley Plaza on November 25.

Christkindlmarket Web Site


DECEMBER EVENTS


Saturday, December 5, 2015
Wood Dale 2015 "Hawaiian Holiday" Tree Lighting Ceremony

4:00 - 5:00 PM
Wood Dale, Illinois

For 2015 the city of Wood Dale's theme for their annual tree light ceremony is Hawaiian Holiday and the Barefoot Hawaiian will be providing the featured entertainment.  The event starts at 2:30 PM with fun for the entire family with holiday craft making, wagon rides, movie and refreshments, and Santa and Mrs. Claus welcomed by the Fenton High School choir.  The Barefoot Hawaiian provides the entertainment in the Council Chambers from 4:00 to 5:00 PM.  The event concludes with the Tree Lighting at 5:15 PM followed by a spectacular fireworks display.  Wow!

The event is held at

Wood Dale City Hall
404 N. Wood Dale Road
Wood Dale, IL  60191
630-766-4900

Download the Official Flier  (2,738K)
Wood Dale Tree Lighting Web Site


Monday, December 7, 2015
Pearl Harbor Memorial Parade

Honolulu, Hawaii
5:00 - 7:00 PM Hawaii Time (GMT-10:00)
9:00 - 11:00 PM CST

Yes, you are reading this correctly ... Honolulu, Hawaii

The Barefoot Hawaiian has been invited to Honolulu, Hawaii to participate in the 2015 Pearl Harbor Memorial Parade marking the 74th Anniversary of the day that so many American military personnel and civilians lost their lives in the attack on Pearl Harbor.  This parade is in memorial and in honor to them.

Outside of Hawaii's Polynesian Cultural Center, which has a standing invitation to participate in the parade every year, the Barefoot Hawaiian is the only Hawaiian entertainment company invited to attend.  In our 32 year history since the incorporation of The Barefoot Hawaiian and doing business under that name and it's founder's 42 total years of bringing Hawaii to the Mainland, this invitation stands clear and above all previous requests as the greatest honor this humble company has received.  

Here are the final details for this event

A total of 46 Barefoot Hawaiian Performers and Participates will be in the parade
The Barefoot Hawaiian is position #52 in the parade out of a total of 59 participating entries

The parade starts at 5:00 PM Hawaii time (9:00 PM CST)
with the Opening Ceremony in Fort DeRussy Park

The Parade starts off at 6:00 PM and runs along Kalakaua Avenue in Waikiki

The parade's closing ceremony and picnic is at
7:00 PM in front of the Honolulu Zoo

Pearl Harbor Memorial Parade Official Web Site


Saturday, December 12, 2015
Chicago's Irish Christmas Market

3:30 - 4:30 PM
Chicago, Illinois

"The best way to kick off the holiday season is at Chicago's Irish Christmas market! Enjoy a one-of-a-kind experience as Northcenter Town Square is transformed into a family-friendly, European-style outdoor marketplace.

"Chicago's Irish Christmas Market showcases Irish products, artisan gifts, seasonal fare and festive entertainment. So bring your family and friends to celebrate the spirit of Christmas at this three-day event."

The entire event runs from Friday through Sunday as follows

Friday: 5:00 - 9:00 PM
Saturday: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM

The Barefoot Hawaiian show is on Saturday from 3:30 to 4:30 PM

Visit the Market Web Site for more details and the complete schedule for the weekend

Chicago's Irish Christmas Market is held at

Northcenter Town Square
4100 N. Damen
(Damen & Belle Plaine just north of Irving Park Road)
Chicago, IL

Chicago's Irish Christmas Market Web Site


Thursday, December 31, 2015
KeyLime Cove New Year's Eve Hawaiian Party

7:30 - 9:30 PM
Gurnee, Illinois

Get wet, get wild, get Hawaiian.  What better way to bring in the new year with the entire family than spending it with the Barefoot Hawaiian at the KeyLime Cove Indoor Water Park Resort.  It may be cold outside that night, but it will be Hawaiian 70's temperature inside, and we'll help warm you up even more with our spectacular New Year's Eve show.

KeyLime Cove Indoor Waterpark Resort

1700 Nations Drive
Gurnee, IL 60031
224-656-8685

KeyLime Cove Waterpark Web Site


 



 

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Where available and related, we provide links to other web sites where our visitors can go to obtain more information about a particular event.  Please note that we provide this as a courtesy to our visitors.  When you click on one of those links you are leaving the domain of the Barefoot Hawaiian web site, and we can make no claim or statement regarding the content or accuracy of those web sites.   So you do not lose your place in this event list, we provide your visit to the new web site in a separate browser window. If you have a pop-up blocker installed on your computer, you must allow our web site to create pop-up windows.

 

Accuracy of Information Notice:

Please note that we provide the information on this web page as a service to the many followers, patrons, and audience members of the Barefoot Hawaiian.  We also provide this information as an added-value public relations service to our clients at no additional charge in an effort to help them promote their event.  Since our web pages are frequently scanned by all major search engines and receive good rankings, this contributes to increased success to our client.

In providing this service however, we must advise all our web visitors and patrons that event schedules, timetables, and certain entertainment details of an event may be changed by our client or the event's promoter — sometimes with little to no notice.  In some rarer cases, an event may be cancelled.

For events listed here that are run by or sponsored by the Barefoot Hawaiian, you have our assurance that we will make every effort to notify our customers of significant changes and to post them here immediately on this web site and keep our customers satisfied and returning.

For events listed here that are not run by us but instead are run by, sponsored by, or promoted by our client entirely, which represents most of the entries on this page, the Barefoot Hawaiian has no control or involvement in that event other than being hired entertainment.  Once we have been informed of a significant change or cancellation, we make every effort to post that information here promptly — usually within 24 hours.  For that reason, we suggest you check back with this web page often and especially a day or two before the event you were planning to attend.  You should also be checking with the event's promoter via telephone, email, or their web site for possible changes that may affect you.

Beyond this public information service, the Barefoot Hawaiian has no control, authority, or ability to handle matters or arrangements that were made between you and the event's manager.   For these, please contact the event promoter/manager/sponsor directly to resolve any business, arrangement, or issue you may have with them, or to forward all feedback to them whether complimentary or complaint.  If however,  you have a complaint of significance that you feel we should know about, see the feedback section of our Contact Page on providing us this feedback. 

For more information, call The Barefoot Hawaiian® at (847) 699-7336
Bringing Hawaii to the Mainland for More Than 40 Years