Experience Polynesia at the Musical Instrument Museum

Get ready to kick off the summer at MIM during Experience Polynesia on Saturday, May 23, and Sunday, May 24, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Make your own ‘ulī‘ulī rattle used in Hawaiian dance and see how ukuleles are made. Enjoy a talk on Polynesian music by curator Colin Pearson and a discussion of Hawaiian musical instruments and artifacts with Hawaiian cultural expert B. Ka’imiloa Chrisman, according to a press release.

Participate in music and dance lessons with hula master Kehau Chrisman and watch live performances by the dancers of Na Leo Kupono Productions and Halau Hula Napuaokalei’ilima.

Activities are included with paid museum admission and free for members.

Café Allegro will serve a Polynesian-inspired menu from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and the Museum Store will feature CDs, books, and handmade instruments from Hawaii, according to the release.

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