Kona Tahiti Fete continues
Kona Tahiti Fete continues through Saturday at the makai fields at Kekuaokalani Gymnasium in Kailua-Kona.
From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. today attendees can check out Hawaiian and Tahitian craft presentations, carvers and weavers, as well as take part in a free drumming class (bring your own toere/stick). Toa Huhina will also provide a dance presentation. General admission is $3 for the day; or $5 if a two-day pass was purchased for Wednesday’s events as well.
On Friday, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., the festivities continue with Hawaiian and Tahitian carvers, weavers, craft and food vendors and a dance presentation by Tua Huhina. Admission is $7 per day or $10 for both days for adults, $5 per day or $7 for both days for seniors and students with ID, and free for children younger than age 6.
Friday rounds out with a welcome dinner reception at 6 p.m. at the Kona Elks Club. Tickets are limited and cost $25. Call 652-1775 to see if they are still available.
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Gali Kroup to perform at MyBar
Comedian Gali Kroup brings her show to MyBar on Friday.
Originally from Israel, Kroup took the stage as young as age 10, playing in school theatrical shows.
With a highly-developed sense of humor and zany wit, Kroup decided to pursue her unquenchable passion for acting/comedy and attended the actors workout studios in North Hollywood and booked many roles in short films. The determined funny lady continued to write funny jokes until getting the courage to get on stage and perform stand up comedy.
She is now standing out as a busy comedian exciting audiences with her clever, insightful take-on-life humor, performing in major comedy clubs all over Los Angeles, like the world-famous comedy store, improv, flappers comedy club, ice house and many other venues in l.a and outside.
In the past two years, Kroup has won eight comedy competition. In 2016, she appeared on Comedy Central, and this year, she taped a pure-flix TV comedy special with comedy legends as Sinbad and Louie Anderson.
Kroup will be joined by a cast of Big Island comedian for the show, which gets underway at 8 p.m.
Tickets are $20 in advance, $25 at the door.
Info: Call 391-5763.
Aloha Comedy Club plans inaugural show
The Aloha Comedy Club presents an evening of stand-up comedy with Steve Caouette, Liz Russo and Big Island comics Bryan Rupp, of Pahoa, and Kevin Hobbs, of Waimea, on Friday at Honokaa People’s Theatre.
Headliner Caouette comes to the Honokaa Peoples Theatre for one big night of laughs. Caouette was recently named the top comedian on Princess Cruise Lines and has been featured on “The Late Show with David Letterman” and Comedy Central. His performances are laugh out loud funny and combine stand-up comedy, impressions and sound effects.
Russo is a Pennsylvania native and veteran comic making her first trip to Hawaii. She has showcased on “Laughs on Fox,” Sirius/XM radio and opening for Lisa Lampanelli, Dave Chapelle and Gilbert Gottfried.
Tickets are $15 in advance; $20 on the day of the show, which starts at 8 p.m. They can be purchased online at www.alohacomedy.com or at Honokaa People’s Theatre.
Anuhea celebrates new album with concert
Anuhea celebrates the release of her new album “Follow Me” on Saturday at Umekes Fishmarket Bar &Grill Paina Banquet Room parking area.
Gates open at 6 for the 7-10 p.m. show. It also will feature performances by Paula Fuga and Ten Feet.
Tickets are $25 and can be purchased at both Umekes, BossCutz Barber Shop and Irie Hawaii locations. A link to purchase tickets online is also available on Anuhea’s website at www.anuheajams.com.
Info: Visit www.anuheajams.com.
‘Hop Hop &Literacy with Mr. Kneel’ coming to library
The Kailua-Kona Public Library hosts “Hip Hop &Literacy with Mr. Kneel” from 10-11 a.m. on Saturday.
The free show features “Mr. Kneel” (Neil McIntyre), who shares his love for reading through beatbox and rhyme. Mr. Kneel is a professional speaker, hip hop emcee, beatboxer, and goofball. He uses his talents as Mr. Kneel to encourage and uplift children of all ages.
McIntyre will also present a beatbox and hip hop workshop from 1-2 p.m. on Nov. 25 at the library. This program focuses on building the self-respect of students to empower them to build confidence to make music with no instruments or financial investment.
McIntyre also creates inspired original hip hop music that assist educators and parents in promoting children’s social, emotional and cognitive development. He will have CDs, posters and stickers for sale with a percentage of the proceeds benefiting Friends of the Libraries, Kona.
This program is suitable for ages 5 and up. Children must be accompanied by a parent or an adult caregiver
Info: Call 327-4327.
Church hosts encore presentation of ‘Vespers at Hanaiakamalama’
Christ Church Episcopal in Kealakekua celebrates its 150th anniversary with an encore performance of the Queen Emma play “Vespers at Hanaiakamalama” on Sunday.
The play, written by Jackie Pualani Johnson, professor at the University of Hawaii at Hilo, has the queen — portrayed by Denyse Woo-Ockerman — reflecting on Hawaiian history and aloha in this intimate one-woman performance. Queen Emma actually worshiped at Christ Church Episcopal when she was in residence at Hulihee Palace.
According to a letter written by first vicar Charles Williamson in 1868, crowds of adoring subjects came to church when the queen did, so many that they could not all fit inside and had to seat themselves on the ground outside.
A reception follows the 2:30 p.m. performance at the church. It is free, with offering.
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Make a card to thank veterans
The Kailua-Kona Public Library will present an opportunity to show your appreciation for local veterans from 4-5 p.m. Tuesday.
During the event, Ms. Jen will share a story about Moina Belle Michael’s effort to honor war veterans, followed by mahalo card crafting with Ms. Jen and Ms. Penny. Cards created will be sent to the residents of the Yukio Okutsu State Veterans Home in Hilo. The goal is to make 90 cards.
This one-hour program is suitable for ages 5 and up. Children must be accompanied by a parent or an adult caregiver. This free program is sponsored by the Friends of the Libraries, Kona.
Info: Call 327-4327.
Bill Jaeger is KVA November featured artist
The Kailua Village Artists featured member artist for the month of November is stained glass artist Bill Jaeger.
Many years ago, while working full time and earning a bachelor’s of science in electrical engineering from Wichita State University and a master’s in business administration from the University of Kansas, Jaeger also took time to learn the art of stained glass.
Jaeger and his wife, Kathleen, moved to the Big Island in 2004. Since, he has immersed himself in the art of stained glass. Each piece is an original design of hand-cut glass soldered together using the copper foil method.
Jaeger will be showing new bevel pieces, including the “Honu Twins” and the “Kona Macaw.” He will also be reintroducing his “Bird on a Branch” series. Fans of his work will be happy to see a full range of favorites — nightlights, suncatchers and smaller stained glass panels as well.
To meet Jaeger and see his latest work, come and talk story with him at the gallery on Friday and Nov. 24. On those days, Jaeger will be demonstrating some stained glass techniques used to create a panel, such as glass cutting and foiling.
The Kailua Village Artists Gallery is located at 75-5729 Alii Drive, Suite C-110, in the Kona Marketplace (just north of Kakina Lane) in Kailua-Kona. It is open 9:30-5:30 p.m. daily.
Info: Call 329-6653.
Blue Sea Artisans name November featured artist
The Blue Sea Artisans Gallery featured artist for the month of November is vintage jeweler Cathie Ann Amelotte.
What better way to honor the past then to bring it into the future. That is the idea behind “Begin Anew,” a jewelry encounter of the vintage kind created by Amelotte.
Amelotte’s passion for vintage items started in childhood and has continued throughout her lifetime. Now, heading toward those vintage years herself, she embraces the “aged” and “previously loved” more than ever.
“There is something primal about hand made pieces, they contain mana. In days past, everything was hand made using the gifts from the earth in a sacred way. People would honor the source and only take what they needed,” she said.
Amelotte’s favorite items are vintage crystals, which can be in most of her work.
The love for vintage crystals started when Amelotte hung them in the sun many years ago and watched them spread rainbows throughout the house creating pure magic for the children.
Her work also contains inexpensive but divine old beads depicting the character of the times they were created, unique in their own right, beautiful when combined with newer components.
She encourages local nonprofit agencies to contact her for donations of her jewelry and other items to worthy causes in the Hawaii Island community where she has resided for the past 40 years.
Her items at the gallery will also be 20 percent off during November.
The Blue Sea Artisans Gallery is located in the Keauhou Shopping Center, 78-6831 Alii Drive, in Kailua-Kona. It is open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday and from 10 a.m. to 2 .m. on Sunday.
Info: Call the gallery at 329-8000.
Calls for entry
SFCA seeks artist for monument
The Art in Public Places Program of the Hawaii State Foundation on Culture and the Arts is requesting qualifications from individual artists for artwork to be commissioned for a monument to commemorate World War II Filipino veterans who fought alongside the Allied forces.
Through this request, the foundation intends to establish a qualified pool of professional artists for consideration. Sites for art may include opportunities for three dimensional freestanding sculpture. Specific location has not been announced. This RFQ is open to national artists; Hawaii artists will be given special consideration. Budget is $200,000.
Additional information including eligibility and selection criteria are included in the Call Detail on www.callforentry.org. Applications will be accepted online only. Deadline is 8 p.m. Nov. 30.
Info: Contact Karen A. Ewald, manager, Art in Public Places Program, at email@example.com or 586-9950.
The Hawaii State Foundation on Culture and the Arts was founded in 1965 as the official arts agency of the state. Its mission is to promote, perpetuate, preserve and encourage culture and the arts as central to the quality of life of the people of Hawaii. SFCA funding is provided by the state and the National Endowment for the Arts.
‘I’ll Push You’ screening this evening in Keauhou
Regal Keauhou Stadium 7 is taking part in a nationwide one-night showing of “I’ll Push You” at 7:30 this evening.
In June 2014, two lifelong friends, Justin Skeesuck and Patrick Gray embarked on an epic, five-and-a-half-week, 500-mile-long journey to hike Spain’s famed El Camino de Santiago (the way of St. James). Hiking this ancient pilgrimage along the vast terrain is challenging enough for the able-bodied, but these friends show the true test of humanity by physically and mentally pushing each other, as Skeesuck, fighting a neuromuscular disease, would have to be pushed in a wheelchair. To reach their goal, they will encounter many seemingly insurmountable obstacles and incredible, often amusing, setbacks.
While the pair face various challenges they realize the greatest journey will be that of self-discovery, a sense of purpose and love of a community who, ultimately, redefine the meaning of the phrase, “I’ll Push You.”
The inspirational film runs 1 hour, 45 minutes and is not rated.
Tickets are $14.58 and can be purchased online by visiting www.fathomevents.com/events/ill-push-you?date=2017-11-02.
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‘King Arthur, Legend of the Sword’ to screen
Thelma Parker Memorial Library will host a free movie night on Wednesday.
From 5-7:30 p.m. the Waimea-based venue will screen “King Arthur, Legend of the Sword.” Charlie Hunnam and Jude Law star in this classic Excalibur myth that traces Arthur’s journey from the streets to the throne. When his father is murdered and his uncle seizes the crown, Arthur is robbed of his birthright and must grow up the hard way in the back alleys of the city. But once he pulls the sword from the stone, his life is turned upside down and he is forced to acknowledge his true legacy.
Info: Call 887-0767.
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