with Kermet Apio & Aloha Shirt Micro Film Fest
Next Aloha Friday is October 20 at Whirled Pies Downtown, 199 W. 8th in Eugene.
Social Hour, 5:00-6:00 pm:
Pre-show music by RICK BOCKO.
Main Show, 6:00-8:00 pm:
This month our guest is stand-up comedian KERMET APIO from Seattle. Kermet grew up in Honolulu but moved to the Northwest to attend UW and has been here ever since. He's performed in 47 states and Canada; has been on A&E, PBS and NPR; opened for Brian Regan, Weird Al Yankovich and the Smothers Brothers; and wrote the monthly humor column for Seattle's Northwest Hawai'i Times. Before launching his comedy career, he was the 1988 Dishwasher of the Month at the Denny's in Sea-Tac International Airport. Kermet avoids off-color humor, relying instead on a warm but sharp wit. He is married and has two kids, loves baseball and pie, and is Hawaiian, all of which gives him plenty of stuff to laugh about.
Kermet is also a fine slack key guitarist, 'ukulele player and singer, and performs around Seattle, including as part of the band for the hula school Hula O Lehualani. For Aloha Friday Kermet is going to do one set of stand-up comedy and one set of traditional Hawaiian music.
Between sets we present a 20-minute "micro film fest" all about Hawaii's iconic and ubiquitous ALOHA SHIRT. Part documentary, part music video, part commercial, the film is a mishmash of all the crazy stuff people put on YouTube about their beloved tropical print shirts.
Whirled Pies serves pizza, salads and beverages, and Everyday Kine Grindz serves Hawaiian plates. The display table features LEI McCORNACK's Pacific island crafts, including shell work, lauhala weaving, and gourd carving. For more information see facebook.com/eugenealohafriday.
The event is free, but donations are appreciated. Aloha!Visit Event Website for More Info
Downtown, University, Eugene