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“Huki” costumes take a year-...

  Sign up for our Polynesian Cultural Center newsletters:  Email Sign Up       Pictured above: The final versions of three Huki costume designs Roger Ewens created after consulting extensively with PCC cultural specialists and other members of the Huki committee: (left-right) a 1940s-era Hawaiian hula outfit (with ti-leaf skirt). An unusual blue Fijian finalé outfit, and a more “organic” look for a historical Tongan king costume.   Since the Polynesian Cultural Center staged the grand premiere of Huki: One ‘ohana sharing aloha on August 18, 2018,...
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Polynesian Cultural Center’s new “Huki” ...

  Sign up for our Polynesian Cultural Center newsletters:  Email Sign Up       The Polynesian Cultural Center will officially launch the grand premiere of our new Huki: One ‘ohana sharing aloha canoe celebration on August 18, 2018. (‘Ohana means “family” in Hawaiian.) We present Huki each afternoon the Center is open at 2:30 on the freshwater lagoon near the Samoan Village. Huki is included in all PCC admission tickets. Huki succeeds Rainbows of Paradise canoe show The Center actually began a “soft” launch of Huki on July 12, 2018, when it replaced the...
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How to make “to die for” kal...

Sign up for our Polynesian Cultural Center newsletters:  Email Sign Up     Pounders Restaurant is fast becoming one of the local favorites here on the north shore of Oahu. It doesn’t take much to realize that this is due to local chef, Felix Tai who has been given room to practice his special style of ono Asian-Western-Polynesian fusion. Today, we’re going to share the secrets of his signature dish, Boneless Short Ribs with Kalbi Glaze. We will give you the basic preparations for the Boneless Short Ribs, but it is the kicky kalbi glaze that completes...
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Choosing an ukulele? Here’s what y...

Sign up for our Polynesian Cultural Center newsletters:  Email Sign Up       The ukulele store at the Polynesian Cultural Center welcomes all to learn and play the ukulele and finds many people seeking advice on choosing their ukulele.  For those of you who can’t come, we would be glad to give you advice for our most common questions. We’ve pointed out some key information to consider here:   Wood   Koa is the highest-end wood that comes from Hawaii. It is beautiful to look at and listen to. A lot of value is put into the grade of the koa wood,...
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Cook Island performers return to Polynes...

Sign up for our Polynesian Cultural Center newsletters:  Email Sign Up           For the second consecutive year, the government of the Cook Islands has sent a performing group from its National Arts Theater and leaders to appear at the Polynesian Cultural Center through July 17, 2018. “We’re so excited to have them back again this year,” said Delsa Atoa Moe, PCC Vice President of Cultural Presentations. “It’s like a family reunion because we know and love them. We know they’re not just going to be a boost to our program, but also to our...
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New Kauhola Art Gallery features Polynes...

Sign up for our Polynesian Cultural Center newsletters:  Email Sign Up     With the opening of the new Kauhola Art Gallery at the Polynesian Cultural Center, (if they didn’t know before they arrived) our visitors quickly learn how artistically inclined some PCC employees are in fine and traditional Polynesian arts. The Kauhola Art Gallery, which will hold its grand opening on July 27, 2018, is located in the PCC Welcome Center, across from Prime Dining venue. Its hours are from 11 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.   The backstory PCC manager William Mahoni, a fine artist...
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Li Hing Mui Vinaigrette, a special islan...

  Sign up for our Polynesian Cultural Center newsletters:  Email Sign Up       Aloha, family! We present the first in the personal collection of recipes shared by Chef Felix Tai, Head Chef of Pounders Restaurant. These bi-monthly posts, which will be a part of our popular Eat Polynesia  recipe series takes us into the world of Chef Tai, where local Hawaiian ingredients are fused in Asian, Polynesian, and Western styles of culinary art. As several of you know, Pounders is located at the entrance to the most popular paid attraction in Hawaii, the...
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Cook Islands return to the Polynesian Cu...

  Sign up for our Polynesian Cultural Center newsletters:  Email Sign Up         The Polynesian Cultural Center is pleased to announce that we will be hosting our friends from the Cook Islands again this summer from June 18 – July 19, 2018. “We were greatly honored last summer to host cultural representatives from the Cook Islands,” stated P. Alfred Grace, President of the Polynesian Cultural Center. “We couldn’t be more pleased that their government has approved a return visit. Their rich culture, music and dance are...