UPCOMING EVENTS

Would you like to attend our next pop-up or one of our events? See below for our upcoming pop-up dining as well as other event dates, times, locations, and menus that we will be serving. We hope to see you at one of our events!

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 24, 2014

Event: CONCERT + CUISINE SERIES

Location: Kalani High School Cafeteria, 4680 Kalanianaole Highway

Download a print-friendly PDF version of our event flyer here.

Background Information

Currently, the Kalani High School music department involves an impressive 31% of the total student enrollment at Kalani High School, or approximately 390 students. These students comprise the school’s three concert bands, marching band, jazz band, orchestra, and Polynesian music and choir.

With much support from State funding through the school’s administration, the Boosters’ goal is to strive toward a zero-cost experience for the students. Based on the current budget, it is projected to cost $219 beyond State funding to support each band student through our core program this year. Although existing fundraisers throughout the year help to defray most of these costs, there are still expenses that flow down to the students.

In 2012, the CONCERT + CUISINE Series inaugural efforts raised over $9,000 that helped the program purchase new musical instruments. This year, the Boosters plan to designate the proceeds from this event to start up a scholarship fund to support in-need students in affording their band experience. The Boosters’ fundraising goal for this year’s event is $14,000.

You can lend your support by attending the Concert + Cuisine Series! Enjoy some good food and music to support a great cause!

Event Information

On Friday, October, 24, 2014 we will once again be partnering up with the Kalani Falcons Band Boosters for the Concert + Cuisine Series, a unique pop-up dining fundraiser that unites the musical arts and culinary arts to raise funds to keep Kalani High School’s music programs in operation. On that evening, we’ll be preparing two different dining options for you to choose from and enjoy! See below for details.

* Option 1: Dine-In Prix Fixe Menu

This full service dine-in option will feature a five-course prix fixe menu available for purchase by tables of (8) diners for $600. Half tables may be also be accommodated. Doors will open at 6:30 with the first course promptly served at 7:00 pm. Check out the full menu below!


First Course

Kabocha Coconut Soup

Topped with crispy prosciutto, creme fraiche, and chives


Second Course

Dashi Braised Pork Shoulder Pasta

Served with shiso, shaved parmesan, and a chili pepper water jelly


Third Course

“Calm Before the Storm”

Arcadian greens topped with Portobello mushroom, cherry tomatoes, and balsamic vinaigrette


Fourth Course (served family style)

Beef Two Ways

Korean style marinated rib steak bo ssam served with butter lettuce, namul, kim chee, and cilantro

Braised short ribs served with a roasted potato hash medley and roasted broccoli


Fifth Course

Li Hing Apple Tart


Included in the event will be the following:

  • A lucky draw with many donated items from restaurants and local businesses on Oahu
  • Mystery wine bags available for $25 donation

For inquires regarding prix fixe menu table purchases or how you can help beyond the Boosters’ events, please contact them via e-mail at kalanibandfundraiser@gmail.com or phone at 808.284.3665.

Prix Fixe Menu diners will also be treated to musical performances, featuring the talented Kalani High School Symphonic Wind Ensemble, directed by Dennis Kaneshiro, and special guest artists from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm.


* Option 2: To-Go Dinner

If you aren’t able to stay for dinner but would like to support the event, To-Go Dinners will also be available for purchase by pre-sale only, for $30/each. They will be available for pick-up outside of the Kalani High School Cafeteria on Friday, October 24, 2014 from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm. Each Dinner will include a portion of the items listed below!

Yakisoba

Roasted Potatoes

Braised Short Ribs

Roasted Buttermilk Leg of Chicken

Rafute Pork Belly

Roasted Broccoli

Li Hing Apple Tart

To purchase your To-Go Dinner(s), please refer to the Ticket Information portion below. Sales will end on Monday, October 20, 2014 at 12:00 am HST with only (250) available for purchase, so place your orders as soon as possible!

For purchases of (4) tickets or more, avoid online sales fees by contacting the Kalani Falcons Band Boosters via e-mail at kalanibandfundraiser@gmail.com or phone at 808.284.3665.

Hard tickets will also be available for purchase at the Kalani High School Band Room upon request via e-mail. Please make all payment by cash or check to Kalani Falcons Band Boosters.

Much thanks in advance for your support and hope to see you there!