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Dinner, dancing to bring spirit of the islands to Sylvania

10th Annual Ho'ike is this Saturday, Jan. 30.


PHOTO COURTESY OF THE KIAKO FOUNDATION - The 10th Annual Ho'ike is coming to Portland Community College's Sylvania campus on Saturday, Jan. 30.This Saturday marks the 10th Annual Ho'ike, a Hawaiian celebration of food, music and dance, at Portland Community College's Sylvania campus.

Dancers from Hula Halau 'Ohana Holo'oko'a, a Beaverton dance school, will perform at a 2 p.m. matinee and a 7 p.m. dinner show in the Performing Arts Center on campus. Live music will be performed by the band Taro Brand.

“The professionalism of the show is just really phenomenal, so we are just really excited about it,” said Myong-Hoi Murphy, who co-chairs the ho'ike.

Dinner will be served starting at 5:30 p.m., with a full spread including kalua pork, shoyu chicken, yakisoba, macaroni salad, rice and haupia cake, Murphy said. Beer has also been donated for the luau-style meal by Kona Brewing Company, based on the Big Island of Hawaii.

“We're pretty excited about that,” said Murphy.

Doors open for the dinner at 5 p.m. There will also be a silent auction during the meal.

Tickets for the matinee performance are $25 for adults and $15 for children ages 3 to 12. For the dinner show, tickets start at $45 for adults and $20 for children ages 3 to 12.

The event is put on by the Ka'ana 'Ike A Ka 'Ohana Foundation, in collaboration with Hula Halau 'Ohana Holo'oko'a. Proceeds from the ho'ike and auction support Ho'omoana, the summer immersion camp for first- through seventh-graders that the KIAKO Foundation holds at Rosedale Elementary School in Hillsboro.

Show tickets can be purchased on the KIAKO Foundation's website. For questions or to inquire about the availability of dinner tickets, call Janine Kanable at 503-970-5749.

PHOTO COURTESY OF THE KIAKO FOUNDATION - Hula Halau 'Ohana Holo'oko'a will be performing Polynesian-style dance routines at the Performing Arts Center on Portland Community College's Sylvania campus on Saturday, Jan. 30.