Something that makes Hana Hou different is our penchant for combining two iconic aspects of Hawaiian culture - outrigger canoeing and Hawaiian music.
If you’d like to learn to play the ukulele - or if you already play and you’d like to learn to play better, then this Weekly Bonus Meetup (we call it ALOHA STRUM) is for you. And it’s FREE!
Aloha Strum isn’t just a learning workshop. It’s a kanikapila (a Hawaiian word that means to make music). Aloha Strum combines playing , singing, and hula with free ukulele lessons and playing tips. Every week, you’ll learn something new.
Our Ala Ka’i (Musical Director, Ukulele Instructor, and Song Leader) is Pat “Palika” Enos. Pat is one of the most beloved entertainers, ukulele teachers, and ukulele group leaders in the U.S.. He’s well-known for his talent, his affable, easy-going manner, and his ability to make learning and advancing on the ukulele fast and fun.
Whether you’re a beginner, an expert, or somewhere in-between you’re going to love playing and singing along with Pat on WEDNESDAY nights.
We meet at the Dana Point Yacht Club. It's a spectacular setting for our weekly island get-together (yes, we really do meet on an actual island). The yacht club’s spacious banquet room has wrap-around windows so you’ll be surrounded by breathtaking views of Dana Point Harbor.
Tables are arranged for your comfort and to afford great visibility. Songs are projected onto a large screen for fun and highly social head’s-up playing. And there’s plenty of room for you to spread-out your ukuleles, cases, and all that other stuff we like to drag along with us.
Every week the Dana Point Yacht Club serves-up a delicious, hot buffet right where we meet - in the Main Ballroom. And there’s a full cash bar, too. Food and beverage service starts at 5:30 and continues throughout the evening.
The music starts at 6:00 PM and goes until 8:00. Can’t make it by 6:00? No problem - feel free to come as late as you’d like. Just walk right in and grab a table or an empty seat whenever you can get there. It’s a big room so you won’t be a distraction.
It’s fun - it’s free - and it takes place in a great location. There’s plenty of safe, close-in, free parking in the Dana Point Yacht Club lot.
Friends and family are always welcome - and that includes even the non-ukulele playing types. Bring them along. They’ll enjoy the music and the hula - and we might even manage to have them playing the ukulele by the time they leave.
So stop by, every Wednesday, and check us out. You’ll quickly discover that, just as you’d expect at Hana Hou, we’re a warm, friendly, and welcoming group.
For more information, check-out our other site, right here on Meetup. It’s called Aloha Strum: www.meetup.com/alohastrum.