Luau at Kaumakapili Church put on by Princess Liliuokalani, 1887.

There will be a grand luau put on by the President, H. R. H. Liliuokalani, at Kaumakapili Church, for the benefit of the Hooulu and Hoola Lahui Society [Ahahui Hooulu a Hoola Lahui] on the 22nd of January 1887, from 12 to 7 o’clock. Therefore, the kindness of all is requested to come there with their donations for the Ahahui.

(Ko Hawaii Pae Aina, 1/15/1887, p. 4)

E malamaia ana he ahaaina luau...

Ko Hawaii Pae Aina, Buke X, Helu 3, Aoao 4. Ianuari 15, 1887.

Hawaii Ponoi Society performance, 1907.


The members of the Hawaii Ponoi Society will give an entertainment illustrating ancient Hawaiian customs at the Opera House on Saturday evening when the following program will be presented:



Kawaihau Glee Club


Kaahumanu, Queen of Kamehameha I.

(At a hookupu function, the act of giving gifts by the people and the acceptance of same by the Queen, or by one in authority, as in other instances, being an ancient Hawaiian custom.)

Mrs. Kahaleohu.

Nose Flute Solo


Hula Uliuli (Gourd Rattle Dance)


Waikiki Mandolin Club.


Liholiho and Kamamalu (Kamehameha II. and His Queen).

Ukeke Solo (Mouth instrument of wood and strings)



Miss Hao.

Hula Puili (Split Bamboo Dance)



Kawaihau Glee Club.


Kaikilani, ancient Queen of Hawaii Island.

(a) The queen and her lord, Lonoikamakahiki, playing at a game of konane, similar to draughts; (b) a voice calls the queen; (c) her lord is enraged thereat, believing it an evidence of infidelity; (d) she is struck down; (e) the king deserts the queen, leaving her for dead; (f) their reconciliation.



Kawaihau Glee Club.


Keawe-nui-a-Umi, King of Hawaii Island, on a journey in search of his once favorite pilot and body servant, Kuapakaa.


Hickey’s Quartet.

Hula Olapa (Swaying Dance)


Boki and Liliha, his wife.

(The companions of Kamehameha II. and his queen on their trip to England, and who, upon their return with the corpses of their majesties (who both died in London in 1826) left the islands with a large retinue in several large canoes and were never heard of again.)

Waikiki Mandolin Club.


Mesdames Rose Kane and Punua.


Kamehameha I.

(a) Kamehameha attacked by Ahia and his followers in a pitched battle; (b) he comes out victorious by breaking Ahia’s back in mid-air; (c) the Kamehameha statue, the whole concluding with a chorus.


J. W. L. McGuire, stage manager.

(Pacific Commercial Advertiser, 3/15/1907, p. 6)


The Pacific Commercial Advertiser, Volume XLV, Number 7675, Page 6. March 15, 1907.

Grand performance on Maui by the Hawaiian Woman’s Club, 1922.

“A Night in Hawaii” Will Prove a Beautiful Picture

Pageants wherein the characters will be clad in the costumes of the old days in Hawaii, tableaux, meles, singing of Hawaiian songs and melodies, instrumental music by Hawaiian musicians and just an interspersal of hula dancing by little folk to show really graceful and beautiful was the old dancing at its best, these go to make up the program which will be offered at the Territorial Building in Kahului, Saturday in “A Night in Hawaii” as arranged by and for the benefit of the Hawaiian Woman’s Club. The program, which is printed below gives promise of the best entertainment of its king that has been offered on this island.

Almost daily rehearsals have been held of late, especial attention having been given to the drilling of the children’s chorus in their songs and their parts, so much attention was not necessary of the older ones most of whom have participated in affairs of this kind before, but groups have worked here, and other groups there, and finally all of the groups have been brought together and welded into one great company for the coming performance.

Following the rendition of the program there will be a dance.

The Hawaiian Woman’s Club which is conducting the entertainment is a benevolent association of the Hawaiian women of Maui working in the interest of Hawaiians who may be in need of assistance such as the club can give. Something of its activities have been told previously, what it has done of the Kula Sanitarium when first organized, for the education of some of the young Hawaiians and in other directions. One of its latest good works was a generous contribution for a chapel for the home for non-leprous children of lepers at Kalihi, Oahu. In many directions it reaches out to do good and all profits of the entertainment will go in the carrying out of such purposes.

The program for Saturday night follows:

 I. OPENING CHORUS ….. “Eleile”

II. TABLEAU ….. Hawaiian Royalty

1. Queen Liliuokalani—”Makalapua” ….. Mrs. J. W. Kalua

2. Princess Kaiulani—”He Inoa No Kaiulani” ….. Mrs. H. H. Holt

3. Queen Emma—””Na Hala o Naui” ….. Mrs. George Hardy

Hula—Ida Long

4. Princess Pauahi Bishop—”Pauahi Lani” (Blest Type of Womanhood) ….. Mrs. C. C. Conradt

5. Queen Kaahumanu—”Kaahumanu” ….. Mrs. D. Kapohakimohewa

a. Kahili Bearers—Alice Allen, Elizabeth Wailehua.

6. King Kamehameha I.—”He Inoa No Kamehameha” ….. Mr. C. F. N. Rose

a. Attendants—Walter Garcia, Edward Wilson.

b. Hookupu bearers—David Kaumeheiwa, Kaiwi Moikeha.

III. HAWAIIAN MELES — ….. Kumanaiwa

1. A Mele to Kamehameha.

2. Ili.

3. Ukeke.

4. Uliuli.


1. “Pua Mohala”

2. “Old Plantation”

Messrs. Charles Waiwaiole, John Waiwaiole, Kama Apo, George Kauwenaole

3. “No Moku o Hawaii”

Mrs. J. Waiwaiole, Mrs. Huakini Enos, Kama Apo, J. H. Waiwaiole

4. “Kuu Iini”

Mrs. A. Garcia

5. “Maid of Honolulu”

R. Plunkett, N. Opiopio, F. Robinson, J. Brown


1. “Koni Au I Ka Wai”

Elizabeth Wailehua and Chorus

2. “Pulupe Nei Ili I Ke Anu”

Alice Allen and Chorus

3. Hula Olapa

a. Entrance Dance

b. “Emma Lani”

c. “Nani Wale I ka Mahina”

d. “Maia Lau Kapalili”

4. “Na Lei o Hawaii”

Hawaii—Alice Kia

Maui—Blanche Garcia

Oahu—Edna Alo

Kauai—Mary Kaumeheiwa

Molokai—Sophie Waiwaiole

Lanai—Jackie Rosario

Kahoolawe—Florence Kaumeheiwa

Niihau—Dollie Wilson

Molokai—Lei Dunn

5. “Sweet Lei Lehua”

Blanche Garcia and Chorus

6. “Palolo”

Hula by Paddy Bal

7. “Moani Keala”

Sophie Waiwaiole and Chorus

8. “Hawaii Ponoi”

9. “Star Spangled Banner”

“Hawaii”—Lei Dunn

“Uncle Sam”—Paddy Bal

(Maui News, 6/9/1922, p. 5)

"A Night in Hawaii" Will Prove a Beautiful Picture

Semi-Weekly Maui News, 22nd Year, Number 1173, Page 5.June 9, 1922.

Hula at St. Antonio Hall, by Kainana Puahi 1907.


Following is the program for the Hawaiian dancing at St. Antonio Hall, Vineyard street, at 7:30 o’clock p. m. this evening under the auspices of Mrs. Puahi:

1.—Hula Olapa.

2.—Hula Ulili.


4.—Hula Puili.

5.—Ku’i Molokai.

6.—Ku’i Maoli.

7.—Pa’i Umauma.

8.—Hula Ili.


10.—Hula Olapa.

Tickets can be had at the door.

(Pacific Commercial Advertiser, 2/22/1907, p. 5)


The Pacific Commercial Advertiser, Volume XLV, Number 7657, Page 5. February 22, 1907.