By Molly Snyder Senior Writer Published Feb 28, 2018 at 10:16 AM

A trip to Hawaii isn’t attainable for some folks this spring, but exploring the Hawaiian sky at The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee's Manfred Olson Planetarium is only $5.

The ultra-affordable event, called "Lei with the Stars," takes place March 7, 8 and 9 at 7 p.m. at the university’s planetarium, 1900 E. Kenwood Blvd., and is open to the public.

"The show will explore the ways the Hawaiian people navigated with the stars and highlight the constellations from the Hawaiian latitude," says the UWM Planetarium’s Marissa Medina.

All guests will receive a lei and complimentary punch.

Tickets are available online or at the door. Please note the UWM planetarium is wheelchair accessible and that shows are not suggested for kids under the age of four.

And no, it wasn't easy writing this without making a single joke about getting "lei'd," but you're welcome.

Molly Snyder grew up on Milwaukee's East Side and today, she lives in the Walker's Point neighborhood with her partner and two sons.

As a full time senior writer, editorial manager and self-described experience junkie, Molly has written thousands of articles about Milwaukee (and a few about New Orleans, Detroit, Indianapolis, Boston and various vacation spots in Wisconsin) that range in subject from where to get the best cup of coffee to an in-depth profile on the survivors of the iconic Norman apartment building that burned down in the '90s.

She also once got a colonic just to report on it, but that's enough on that. 

Always told she had a "radio voice," Molly found herself as a regular contributor on FM102, 97WMYX and 1130WISN with her childhood radio favorite, Gene Mueller.

Molly's poetry, essays and articles appeared in many publications including USA Today, The Writer, The Sun Magazine and more. She has a collection of poetry, "Topless," and is slowly writing a memoir.

In 2009, Molly won a Milwaukee Press Club Award. She served as the Narrator / writer-in-residence at the Pfister Hotel from 2013-2014. She is also a story slam-winning storyteller who has performed with The Moth, Ex Fabula and Risk!

When she's not writing, interviewing or mom-ing, Molly teaches tarot card classes, gardens, sits in bars drinking Miller products and dreams of being in a punk band again.