Career and Community Education
Paliku Theatre
Three women and two men in different solid colored tshirtspeeking around a tree trunk

WCC Theatere 260 presents:

Show dates:
April 1, (Friday), 7:30 p.m.

Paliku Arts Festival shows:
April 2 (Saturday) 11 am & 2 pm (free)

April 3 (Sunday), 2 p.m.
April 7 (Thursday), 4:30 pm, 7:30 pm
April 8, 9 (Friday, Saturday), 7:30 pm

Ticket prices:
$10 General Admission
$5 Discount tickets for any Child or Student (with or without ID, from any school), Seniors, Military
To purchase tickets, go to eTicketHawaii or call (808) 235-7310

To learn more about Theatre 260 and other theatre classes offered at Windward CC,
contact instructor Nicolas Logue or by phone at (808) 236-9138.
Tales of Koʻolaupoko breathes life into the stories of the Windward side following the travels of Kaulu in search of his brother Kaeha. We journey through the moku encountering sacred akua, kiaʻi, and people of the land. Three current-day Hawaiian youths help tell the tales making way for a fun, exciting adventure for the whole family to enjoy.

I ka ʻōlelo nō ke ola, i ka ōlelo nō ka make (In words there is life and in words there is death.) Haʻi moʻolelo (telling of stories) brings to life epic journeys, battles, and family history. Three modern day young Hawaiian students relate the epic of Kaulu’s birth, and the jealous rage of his older brother, who, envious of Kaulu’s prodigous mana, attempts to usurp him.  Along the way they share the origins of the pahu (drum), encounter mo’o, witness the brave voyage of Kila, tell tales of epic battles between Kaulu and a dog-man, giant shark, and the mighty gods Kane and Kanaloa. Through their sharing these stories of the Windward side live on—our history lives on. Koʻolaupoko e ʻola nō a mau aku ē.
Line drawing of a woman with rainbow colored hair.

Hairspray picks up nine Po'okela Awards

Tom Holowach’s production of “Hairspray” at Paliku Theatre (PKU) received nine awards at this years Po‘okela Awards. They included awards for Overall Musical, Director of a Musical (Ron Bright) , Musical Director of a Musical (Clarke Bright and Miguel Cadoy III), Dance Choreographer (Marcelo Pacleb), Leading Male in a Musical (Johnny Reed), Leading Female in a Musical (Pomai Lopez) and Featured Male in a Musical (Leonard Villanueva), Set Design (Sandy Riford), Costume Design (Lacy Rohlf), as well as Excellence in Service (Jocelyn Ishihara.)

Save the Date: Paliku Arts Festival 2016
Saturday, April, 2 2016
10am – 4pm

Paliku Arts Festival
Saturday, April 11, 2015
10 am - 4pm

‘Come Play, Do Art’ at Windward Community Collegeʻs 5th Annual Palikū Arts Festival, a unique interactive arts experience set for Saturday, April 11, 2015 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in and around the Palikū Theatre plaza and art spaces on the Windward Community College campus in Kāne‘ohe. The festival is free to the public and open to all ages. All art supplies are provided.
A family friendly event, the Palikū Arts Festival will include two FREE WCC Hawaiian Youth Theatre performances of The Magical Pū Stealer written and directed by Moses Goods at Palikū Theatre at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.
“We invite you to ‘come play and do art!’ This festival has an open and adventurous ‘learn-by-doing’ vibe. We provide free art supplies and guidance, so you and your family can play! And, you can take home whatever you create,” said festival chair and creator Ben Moffat.

The festival’s emphasis is on “playing” and exploring artful interests. WCC art professors, instructors and their students will be on hand (with supplies provided!) to assist those who want to express their creativity in a variety of ways—from painting, drawing, and sculpting to moving, acting or making music, prints, poetry and prose. A sampling of creative activities include:
“Clowning around” with UH Comedic Movement Theatre students in costumeActing workshops with Nick LogueCeramics for Kids with Paul NashPiano open labCamera Obscura with Mark Hamasaki   Open Drawing Studio with Norm Graffam – draw or have your portrait drawnWoodcarving with Jordan SouzaClay sculpture with Bryce MeyersStage Combat and improvisational acting workshops with Nick LoguePrintmaking with the Honolulu PrintmakersScreenwriting and fiction writing workshops with Desiree PoteetRaku Firing Demonstrations, and much more!
  • “Clowning around” with UH Comedic Movement Theatre students in costume
  • Acting workshops with Nick Logue
  • Ceramics for Kids with Paul NashPiano open lab
  • Camera Obscura with Mark Hamasaki   
  • Open Drawing Studio with Norm Graffam – draw or have your portrait drawn
  • Woodcarving with Jordan Souza
  • Clay sculpture with Bryce Meyers
  • Stage Combat and improvisational acting workshops with Nick Logue
  • Printmaking with the Honolulu Printmakers
  • Screenwriting and fiction writing workshops with Desiree Poteet
  • Raku Firing Demonstrations, and much more!
Front of the Paliku theatre building from exterior.
Palikū Theatre provides professional, affordable and captivating arts performances on the Windward side of O'ahu. This modern facility provides exceptional experiences for our community audiences and performers alike.
Windward Community College campus map with Paliku Theatre marked
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