Dance-Performance, Dance-Participatory

Hula Festival and Competition

When: Fri., Nov. 4, 3-11 p.m., Sat., Nov. 5, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. and Sun., Nov. 6, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. 2011

The spirit of aloha will fill the Alameda County Fairgrounds (4501 Pleasanton Ave., Pleasanton) on Friday through Sunday, Nov. 4-6, when it's home to the 31st Annual Ia 'Oe E Ka La Hula Festival and Competition. In fact, the spirit has wafted far and wide, and halaus from the East Bay (including Oakland's own Academy of Hawaiian Arts, which took home numerous awards last year), the Peninsula, Central and Southern California, Washington State, and, of course, Hawaii are set to participate in solo (Friday) and group (Saturday and Sunday) competitions. There are numerous men's, women's, and junior categories to watch, and hopefully swell weather for perusing the Hawaiian arts and crafts booths while savoring island-style food. Fri. 3-11 p.m., Sat.-Sun. 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; $12-$15. 650-355-6451 or KumuHulaAssociation.com

Claudia Bauer

Price: $12-$15

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