Imua Festivals of the World proudly presents
Chinese Lantern Festival Gala
The 2020 Imua RED Ball has been postponed until further notice.
To our committed community of supporters, partners, businesses, foundations and event attendees. Thanks to our gracious host venue The Hyatt Regency Maui Resort & Spa we are delighted to announce the new date for Imua Family Services Annual Gala Fundraiser. The Chinese Lantern Festival.
Imua Family Services is no stranger to taking steps to protect the most vulnerable in our community. The services that our agency provides to children with special needs in our community make us acutely sensitive to the importance of taking action. And while we must announce the postponement of our most critical annual fundraiser, we do so with the hope of reuniting with you all in celebration after having weathered this storm. We extend our gratitude to those of you who had already contributed to making this a sold out event. Our guest performers, celebrity entertainers and local talent are committed to giving you a unique and vibrant celebration of life.
We will be in touch with each of your to confirm the transfer of your support to this new date, communicate regarding your room reservations, table sponsorship, ticket purchases and event participation will all be honored on this new date.
On this date we will reunite and celebrate the dedication and service of our partners, sponsors, businesses, foundations and community and their commitment to children and families in Maui County.
The Chinese Lantern Festival
The Lantern Festival is traditionally the last day of China’s most important festival, the Spring Festival
(ดบฝฺ Chจฑnjiจฆ /chwn-jyeah/ a.k.a. the Chinese New Year Festival). The Lantern Festival is also the first full moon night in the Chinese calendar, marking the return of spring and symbolizing the reunion of family. The Lantern Festival can be traced back to 2,000 years. Lighting lanterns is a way for people to pray that they will have smooth futures and express their best wishes for their families.
The Joy Luck Cocktail Reception &
The RED Ball
Dinner and Program
Red, corresponding with fire, symbolizes good fortune and joy.
A formal attire event with a red theme.
A lucky prize for the most beautiful RED gown.
A evening of traditional and contemporary Chinese entertainment, Chinese cuisine and opportunities for good fortune, prosperity and happiness will abound.
Special Guest Star Entertainment
Ashley Loren can currently be seen as the standby for Satine in Moulin Rouge on Broadway. She also starred in For The Record’s production of BAZ, played Ursula in Reprise 2.0’s inaugural production of Sweet Charity directed by Kathleen Marshall and was also featured on the Season 2 premiere of NBC’s This Is Us. Ashley has a film currently in post-production called Be The Light (Dir: Malcolm Goodwin) slated to premiere in early 2020. Ashley was also seen in the Broadway revival of Jekyll & Hyde (and it’s national tour) and played Extraordinary Girl in Greenday’s American Idiot in LA.
She was featured on Season 8 of American Idol, was signed to Universal Music Group/Island Def Jam and traveled the world singing with artists such as Bono/U2, Angelique Kidjo, Lupe Fiasco, Dev Hynes/Blood Orange, and Yoko Ono. She has sung back-up for Carly Rae Jepsen, Melissa Etheridge and Iggy Azalea on NPR Tiny Desk, Good Morning America, The Today Show, LIVE with Kelly & Michael, The View, MADE, America’s Got Talent, Howard Stern (siriusXM), Saturday Night Live!, The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, James Corden and Ellen. Ashley has also performed internationally with Broadway ROX, Spiegelworld’s Empire, Nederlander Worldwide and with Amnesty International. Ashley is a member of AEA/SAG/AFTRA.
With special performance by Sing Yung Dragon and Lion Dance Association.
Hong Kong Nightlife After Party
Dance the night away in the contemporary Hong Kong urban dance club while DJ’s keep spinning, and the crowd dancing… it’s the ultimate playtime!
Hyatt Regency Maui Resort and Spa
200 Nohea Kai Dr
Special Room Rates
Take the elevator home with a special room rate for the night at the Hyatt Regency Maui Resort & Spa.
Valet Parking is available at the Hyatt for $5.