Arts, Life

Time for a luau!

Aloha! A Ho’omana Hula Show Luau is coming up on Sunday, September 6 at 5 p.m. at the Inn Suites Hotel Copper room, 475 N. Granada Ave, Tucson. Luau tickets are only $20 for adults, $10 (for kids 10 and under).

luau poster

luau poster

This luau is being put on by Leiola Galla (a kumu/instructor originally from Oahu) and her Leiola Hula Halau, with a pre-luau workshop on September 4-6 on hula and Tahitian dancing, featuring guest artists Tarita and Gerard Tehotu. Leiola has studied under hula masters Bella Richards, George Na`ope (founder of The Merrie Monarch Festival “hula olympics”), John Pi`ilani Watkins, Edna Aguil, Edith Kanakaole, Johnny Lum Ho, and Leilani Sharpe Mendes.

I hear that the luau food is being catered by Leiola’s husband Dino who has helped out cooking at my favorite Hawaiian restaurant, Lani’s Luau at 2532 S. Harrison Road out east. I blogged about Hawaii Island-born Leilani Dowling and her ono (delicious) food back in June.

For luau tickets call 520-777-5134 or write to