Hawaii Club's 10th Annual Luau, Pa’ina Nui

Hawaii Club Luau dancers

The University of Redlands Hawaii Club is proud to present the 10th Annual Luau, Pa’ina Nui, on Saturday, April 10 at 5:00 p.m. at the university’s Orton Center.

A popular community event, the luau, which has received awards from the university for Most Outstanding Multicultural Event of the Year and Outstanding Social Event of the Year in the past, has been brought back to campus by the members of the 2009-10 Hawaii club.

“It feels great to have a luau again this year and it will be the first luau at Redlands for most of the Hawaii Club. We are excited to see all of our hard work realized,” said club President Ryan Furtado ’11.

Following the theme of the event, “Big Party,” this year’s luau will bring the community together to celebrate the return of the cultural event to the Redlands campus.

Event festivities will include a Hawaiian food dinner and a live show featuring dances performed by members of the Hawaii Club and the Redlands community.

“This year, we’ve sponsored teachers, originally from Tahiti, to come teach the Redlands community about their dances and culture,” said club President Ryan Furtado. “We’re happy to invite the participants of these classes to perform what they’ve learned at our luau.”

The event will also feature students from a local hula studio in Redlands. Following the luau, Reggae and Hip Hop fused band Through the Roots will finish the festivities with a concert, beginning at 8:30 p.m.

Both events are open to the public. General admissions tickets are $15 and can be purchased at the door.

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