Can’t get to Hawaii this summer? So, why not experience the spirit of Aloha here in the Windy City. Check out these great finds!
- Learn some ancient or modern Hula from Halau i Ka Pono, a Hula school based in Oak Park. They even go beyond as to teach the spiritual practice of Hula in Meditation, La’au Lapa’au (“study of healing through spirituality and native Hawaiian medicinal plants”) and Reiki.
- Ohana Entertainment offer authentic Polynesian entertainment for your parties. They also teach Hula and Tahitian dance classes.
- Bring the tropical sounds to your private luau events. Check out Windy City Islanders and enjoy samples of their music.
- Merve Papa of Aloha Brush Art is an artist that makes tropical island style like calligraphy of your name.
- Hungry? Check out Aloha Eats for some Spam Musubi, Tofu Katsu and more…
- And since Hawaii is a melting pot of all the Asian cultures, why not visit Chinatown for dimsum, maybe some Pho’ in Vietnam Town, Kalbi in Korea Town, Filipino Restaurants‘ different variety of pancits and of course, sushi from Japanese Restaurants
- The Raging Waves “Hot Summer Nights” series continues with a Luau Night on Thursday, July 22. Guests can secure a $4 discount on a full-day admission by saying “aloha” at the ticket window. The day’s activities include mini luau food specials, and live music from 4:30 – 7 p.m. by A Bunch of Coconuts. More information about the Luau Night can be found at http://www.ragingwaves.com/events.html.
Photo Credit: MJ Tam