Past Meetup

Wonderwall's Ukulele Meetup Group (Des Plaines)

This Meetup is past

28 people went

Every 1st Tuesday of the month

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MARK YOUR CALENDAR! Due to New Year's Day falling on the first Tuesday, we're meeting on the second Tuesday!

New songbook including The Beatles Cartoon!! It' going to be FABulous!!

Don't forget to download and print our HAWAIIAN SONGBOOKS, VOL. 1 & 2 and bring it to the Meetup.


Chicagoland's north side Ukulele group in Des Plaines, IL, near Chicago O'Hare Airport!

The basis of our ukulele group has always been Hawaiian music and culture. 'The Spirit of Aloha' lives and is within each of us. We share it, with respect towards each other, through the music and camaraderie at our meetups.

We play Hawaiian, Beatles, Tin Pan Alley, oldies and some current songs too. All current members, please bring your new and old song booklets. Extra hard copies will be on hand for 'malihinis' (newcomers).

We meet once-a-month, on the first Tuesday of each month, at The Tiki Terrace - Hawaiian Restaurant & Tiki Bar in Des Plaines! This is REAL Hawaiian hospitality, atmosphere and food. The PERFECT venue for our Meetups and room to grow even more. Hawaiian attire is perfect here!

Our format for the evening:

Before 6:30 PM - Sign in/pick up (new) song booklet(s)

6:30 - approximately 7:20 PM - Play Hawaiian songs. (We'll always play from our Hawaiian songbook during first half of evening.)

7:20/7:30 PM - Break for 10-15 minutes

7:35/40 - 8:30 PM - Play from other songbook. Songbook of Month: TBA

8:30 PM - ALWAYS end our night with 'Hawaii Aloha' AND 'Aloha O'e'.

Founded in 2008 and led by Honolulu native, GiGi Wong-Monaco, co-owner of Wonderwall Music Shoppe.

Formerly known as Wonderwall's Oak Park Ukulele Meetup Group aka The Harrison Street Ukulele Players. We're on WGN TV 'Chicago's Very Own', Dec. 19, 2012!

Sponsored by Wonderwall Music Shoppe & Emporium and Tiki Terrace Restaurant.

Photos are copyright by G. Wong-Monaco unless where stated.