The Pacific Hawaii Club will host its annual Hawaiian festival for the Stockton community. The 18th Annual Lu’au, hosted by University of the Pacific’s student club, is part of the University’s Asian Pacific Islander Month celebration and coincides with Hawaii’s celebration of its 50th anniversary since receiving statehood.
Dinner begins at 6:15 p.m. Tickets are available in advance for $25 for the general public, $10 for children (age seven and younger), and $20 for Pacific students. Tickets are $35 at the door.
Hawaii officially became a state on Aug. 21, 1959 after President Dwight D. Eisenhower signed a proclamation that welcomed Hawaii into the union, becoming the country’s 50th state. Themed “Hawaii Five-Oh,” the event will feature authentic Hawaiian food, a hula show, and children activities.
“This year’s celebration will be in commemoration of 50 years of Hawaii’s culture, tradition and statehood,” said senior Mitch Tom 09’, president of Pacific Hawaii Club. “We hope to share this celebration and the ‘aloha spirit’ with the Stockton community.”
The luau meal will consists of a number of traditional Hawaiian dishes popular in Polynesian and Hawaiian culture, including lomi lomi salmon, kalua pig, poi, haupia, chicken long rice and teriyaki chicken. The event will culminate with a hula performance involving various types of Hawaiian dances from the past five decades by members of the student club and Hiva Nui Productions, a Stockton hula organization.
For more information or to purchase tickets contact Bernie Kramer at 209.946.2365.