We'll have much more to say about this shortly, but here's a link to event information for "Evolution of the 'Ukulele: The Story of Hawaii's Jumping Flea." Curated by Stephen Becker via the Museum of Craft and Folk Art in SF and runs from August 2 through October 21, 2007:
"Providing an in-depth look at an eclectic musical tool, Evolution of the 'Ukulele presents the history, development, fine craft, and contemporary fanaticism of this popular instrument. Some of the finest 'ukuleles ever crafted will be on display, drawn from local and national private collections. The exhibition is a centerpiece for a 'ukulele music festival on September 7 and 8 featuring a benefit concert by 'ukulele superstar Jake Shimabukuro, known for his lightning-fast fingers."
Be there, and be sure to wear some flowers in your hair... Link