What’s Up


September 14


Red Rock Rishis
Church of the Pacific, 5-4280 Kuhio Hwy., Princeville, 7 p.m., $15/advance, $20/at the door. The kirtan (Indian devotional music with chanting of ancient sanskrit mantras) band from Sedona, Ariz., performs as part of its CD release tour. (RedRockRishis.com)


Sierra Club Clean Up
Waimea Canyon Road Clean Up, call for meeting place and time. The afternoon clean up of Sierra Club’s adopted highway (2 miles) requires a little over an hour. Please help keep the gateway to Waimea Canyon litterfree. (346-0476)


September 16


Fun Dance Party
3070 Niumalu Road, Lihue, 8-11 p.m., $5. Our dance floor is great to boogie on, and we want your help to have fun. There is a 30-minute dance lesson at 8 p.m. (384-6114)


Ganga Giri
Cafe Portofino, Kalapaki Bay, Lihu’e, on the beach at the Kaua’i Marriott, 10 p.m.-2 a.m., $15/advance, $20/at the door. All the way from Australia, Ganga Giri mixes red natural elements with fat tribal beats and dirty funky bass lines to create a unique tribal-technological deep earth dance experience. Explosive and pulsating, at times ambient and flowing, the music is a pumping percussive multi-layered experience of complex grooves and raw, deep natural sound. (635-5556)


September 17


Barking Sands 5K
Pacific Missile Range Facility, Barking Sands, Bldg. #384 (Hanger Building) on Lii Road, 7:30 a.m., $28.75$30. Join in for the first ever 5K run on PMRF’s runway. Enjoy this unique venue with the picturesque island of Niihau in the distance. Open to the general public. (335-4379)

Pulama Ia Na Koa O Kai
Kaua’i Museum, Main Gallery, 4428 Rice St., Lihue, 2 p.m., free. Take part in the opening reception for “Pulama Ia Na Koa O Kai” and listen to a lecture by Native Hawaiian navigator Nainoa Thompson. (KauaiMuseum.org)

Rummage Sale
Church of the Pacific, Kapake Road and Kuhio Highway, Princeville, 8 a.m.-noon, free. Community vendors sell their own unique items while the Church of the Pacific sells donated items to assist in its community events. (826-6481)


Sierra Club Clean Up
Maha’ulepu Beach Clean Up and the International Coastal Clean Up’s 25th Anniversary, 9 a.m.-noon. Sierra Club, Malama Maha’ulepu & Surfrider team up to keep this majestic beach looking beautiful. Follow Poipu Road past the Hyatt on dirt road. Drive to T-intersection and turn right. Continue past entry gate to parking area and look for banners. Bring hat and water. Bags, gloves and refreshments provided. (755-5587)


September 18


Tahitian Music And Crafts
Southshore Visitors Center, across from Spouting Horn in Po’ipu, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., call for cost. The National Tropical Botanical Garden welcomes Tish and Heifera Aiamu to the Southshore Visitors Center for ‘Ohana Day. Heifera will share his talents playing and making Tahitian musical instruments and jewelry using plants and other natural objects. (742-2433)

Sierra Club Hike
Canyon Loop, Koke’e, call for meeting place and time. A moderate 3.5-mile loop hike connecting the Canyon Trail with an unmaintained trail. Enjoy stunning canyon views. (826-7302)


Acupuncture Treatment and Demonstrations
Papayas, Kapaa, Saturdays, 3-5 p.m., free. Options include painless cold laser treatments. (635-8766)

Beginning Line Dance
Courtyard By Marriott, Coconut Beach, Kapa’a, Tuesdays 5:30-7:30 p.m., $35/month (four classes) $10/class. Instructor Patricia has more than 30 years of experience as a performer and credentialed teacher in dance, physical education and gymnastics. (756-3195)

Beginning Tennis
Makai Golf Club, Princeville, Adults: Mondays 10-11 a.m. and Wednesdays 5-6 p.m. $12; Kids 5 to 8 years old: Mondays and Wednesdays 34 p.m., $10. CG Bush, U.S. Professional Tennis Association certified instructor, leads the way. (651-4799)

Core Training For Boomers
Kapaa Neighborhood Center, 4491 Kou St., Kapaa, Mondays, 9:15-10:15 a.m., donations suggested. Strengthen your core and awaken the power within. (212-6228)