Waikiki Outrigger sets free program

WAIKIKI -- The Outrigger Reef on the Beach started a weekly Aloha Friday program featuring free entertainment all day.

The hotel is near Fort Derussy at the western end of Waikiki.

The festivities are available to hotel guests as well as anyone who wants to join in the fun.

The festivities kick off at 8 a.m. when housekeepers at the hotel transform themselves into a choral group called Na Leo o Kalia and perform in the main lobby.

From 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., lei-making classes are on the schedule, and from 11 a.m. to noon there is a ukulele lesson available.

Between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m., hula groups made up of kapuna, or elders, perform to ukulele and guitar music.

The kapuna also stroll the hotel lobby mingling with guests and regaling them with stories about Hawaii and Waikiki.

Later in the day, from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., there are hula lessons.

The Outrigger Reef on the Beach also has nightly Hawaiian entertainment in the Aloha Lounge, and stroll- ing musicians play at the resort's two beachfront restaurants -- the Shore Bird Beach Broiler and Ivy's Restaurant.

Call the Outrigger Reef at (808) 923-3111 for more details.

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