Attend an authentic Hawaiian luau in Nevada City on August 24

CATS’ Hawaiian Luau Benefits Miss Saigon

Join Community Asian Theatre of the Sierra (CATS) for an adventure in paradise as we celebrate the Hawaiian culture with authentic food, drinks, dance, and song. The Luau is the first of several fundraisers as CATS prepares for its 2014 and 20th Anniversary production of the Tony award-winning musical, Miss Saigon, at the Nevada Theatre from April 10 to May 10, 2014.

Susan Mason directs Miss Saigon, with musical direction by Susan Mason and Jeffrey Mason.

Our Luau menu includes Kalua Pig cooked in an underground imu, fresh poi from Hawaii, chicken long rice, musubi (spam) sushi, inari sushi, Hawaiian meatballs, Hawaiian macaroni salad, fruit kabobs, grilled pineapple and veggies, salads, rice, noodles, Hawaiian desserts, and a no-host bar for your favorite Hawaiian drinks.

Hula entertainment will be provided by local favorite, Ka Hale Hula O Pilialohaokalani O Hilo O Grass Valley, and Hawaiian music will be provided by Honolulu Blue.

The Luau will take place at The Roth Estate, located at 12282 North Bloomfield, Nevada City, from 4-8 p.m. on August 24. Tickets are $28 advance, $33 door and $15 age 12 & under. Tickets are available at the Briar Patch and Book Seller and online:

Ka Hale Hula O Pilialohaokalani O Hilo O Grass Valley is a traditional halau (hula school) taught by Kumu (teacher) Pilialoha Christiansen. Born and raised in Hilo, Hawaii, our Kumu travels monthly from Oxnard, CA to Grass Valley to share her hula lineage with us.

Our local Kumu Alaka’i (leader), Dale Kuumomialoha Deacon, guides our weekly practices and supports us in our goal of helping to preserve the Hawaiian culture and to share the aloha spirit. Michael Keene, host of the weekly KVMR program Kani Ka Pila, was instrumental in founding the Grass Valley halau ten years ago and is also a member of the group.

Halau members perform regularly at community events and have participated in several competitions on the mainland and in Hawai’i. The halau is also available for performances at luaus, weddings, and private parties.


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