Soup ‘R Bowl 2024

Molokai Arts Center News Release

The 14th Annual Soup ‘R Bowl will be held on Saturday, March 9, and brings us back to the Molokai Community Health Center, under the banyan tree with an oceanside backdrop. Doors will open at 6 p.m.This year also sees the return of the VIP Early Entry for our patrons to select bowls and/or find seats first. If you didn’t get your ticket in the mail, we’ll have your name at the VIP entry to the right of the main entrance.
Every year, Molokai waits for the opportunity to select a bowl handcrafted primarily at the Molokai Arts Center (MAC) by Molokai artisans. Visitors have been known to schedule their trips to the island around this yearly event. The bowls come in a variety of shapes, sizes, and colors. And if you’ve collected an assortment of bowls and want a change, we’ll also have mugs to choose from. Tickets this year are $60, $48 for annual members and affiliates, and $30 for keiki 12 and under. Purchase tickets online at bit.ly/3HRbWiN. Paper tickets are also available at Take’s Variety Store, Molokai Arts Center, and Saturday Market.
What happens at Soup ‘R Bowl? No, not the Super Bowl. This annual event features super soups and beautiful bowls to take home. There’s usually a long line before the door opens, but you’ll be able to enjoy music by the Molokai Strings Quartet while you wait. Once inside, peruse tables and tables of over 430 bowls and over 50 mugs. Select one, then take it to your seat and enjoy conversation and local entertainment. Or you can find your seat first and then pick your bowl. Our servers from Aka’ula School will come and get your soup meal order, which includes soup, salad, bread, dessert, and then bring it to you. This year you can choose from Holm-Made’s (Mike and Tiare Holm) Seafood Chowder or Broccoli and Cheese; or Pacific Eatery’s (Carol Rocha) Portuguese Bean Soup or Soupa Verde; or Susan Caberto’s Chicken Papaya Soup. You’ll also get a salad with local Molokai greens, and a bread roll (Valerie Dudoit-Temahaga), and dessert (Desirae Mendija’s Da Purple Box).
The Molokai Arts Center has always been conscientious about our island home, so after your meal, Hawaii Agriculture Youth Council members will collect your ‘opala for our local farmers and to minimize landfill deposits. We’ll have locally brewed tea by MAC artist Patricia Hammond and water. Music by local artists will enhance the experience.

Extra bowls will be on sale for $25, $20 for members. There will be a silent auction, your ticket number will be your auction number, and additional items will feature local artists, so don’t forget your wallets! Cash, Venmo, Paypal, and Credit Cards accepted. Centerpieces will be available for purchase, so walk around and meet your neighbors.

This is such a fun event! We hope you’ll join us! Again, tickets are available online bit.ly/3HRbWiN.



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