Go native for Cannery’s
Aloha Festival

Apr 16, 2007 3:02 AM

For inexpensive fun for the whole family, check out the sixth annual Pure Aloha Festival being held at The Cannery Casino & Hotel in North Las Vegas at The Club on Friday, April 20 through Sunday, April 22. The three-day festival will feature food and crafts from the Hawaiian and Pacific Islands and entertainment for the entire family.

The Pure Aloha Festival will kick off on Friday, April 20 at 6 p.m. with a concert hosted by Augie T. featuring Koauka, Pati and Natural Vibes. Saturday evening also features an evening concert at 6 p.m. with Ho’aikane and Braddah Walter. Festival hours begin at 9 a.m. Saturday, April 21 and Sunday, April 22 with culture performances as well as Polynesian and Hawaiian specialty vendors selling food.

"Pure Aloha provides an opportunity for those who have never been to the islands to experience the exciting culture, music and food and is a favorite among Hawaiian and Pacific Islanders in the Las Vegas Valley," said Shawn Santana, President for Vizzun Entertainment Inc., promoters of the event. "It’s an event the entire family can enjoy."

Admission is $5 at the door and $2 for children under 10, military, and seniors 65 and older. Daytime festival tickets are only available for purchase at the door. Tickets for evening concerts are currently on sale for $26 in advance and $31 the day of the show at the Cannery Casino & Hotel’s ticket sales counter located at the front desk check-in, or by calling toll free, 1-866-287-4643. A portion of the proceeds will benefit Positively Kids and Opportunity Village.

Every Sunday during the month of April Z’Tejas Southwestern Grill in Las Vegas will give blood donors a $10 gift card when they donate blood at United Blood Services’ main location on Rainbow and Charleston.

"When only one out of 20 people regularly donate blood, we are elated that Z’Tejas wants to bring attention to the community’s blood shortage," said Darrin Linkin, United Blood Services communications specialist. "Even when one person donates, they are saving someone’s life and that makes them a hero."

To receive a Z’Tejas gift card, participants must make an appointment to donate at United Blood Services’ main location on 6930 West Charleston. To set up an appointment, call 702-233-9620.