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A&E Wrap-Up: 11-30-17

November 30, 2017 - 12:05am

Shows &events

Art After Dark Friday in Holualoa Village

Holualoa Village celebrates its monthly Art After Dark event for December from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Friday with new art in a dozen galleries. As usual, there will also be free live music in multiple locations throughout the village, and gourmet street food from more than half a dozen vendors.

Holualoa Gallery owners/artists Matthew and Mary Lovein will be on hand to meet and greet and kickoff the holiday celebrations. Cigar box guitar maker, Michael will be giving demos and answering questions about his instruments and his wife Marga’s accessory carrying bags and straps. For musical entertainment, featured musicians are Lona and Joe D’Entrone.

Glyph Art Gallery marks its second anniversary, with a celebration for its extended ohana in the gallery.

David Lawrence and friends are back to entertain the crowd at Koa Realty.

Shelly Maudsley White Gallery continues with Shelly’s show “Horse of a Different Color,” hosted by Shelly and daughter, Cassy White. Join them for art, hot chocolate and treats for the kids.

Across the street in the historic pink Kona Hotel, Pat Pearlman Designs will be showcasing the birthstones of December, among them tanzanite and blue topaz.

Info: Visit

Holiday charity tree ornament sale Friday

The Kailua Village Artists holds its annual “All Member Artists Reception and Holiday Charity Tree Ornament Sale” from 5-7 p.m. Friday at the group’s gallery in Kailua-Kona.

The public is invited to meet all the member artists of KVA, and check out the original ornaments created by all them in the annual effort of the cooperative to give back to the community. All proceeds of ornaments sales from the Holiday Tree during the reception and through the month of December will benefit “Malama I Na Keiki Hanai.” This group is dedicated to nurturing foster children on the Big Island.

Light pupu, cookies and refreshments will be served during the charitable event.

Kailua Village Artists 11 working member artists are Kathleen Carr:, photography; Stefanie Culbertson, watercolors and digital design; Betty Gerstner, porcelain and watercolors; Gigi Goochey, jewelry; Bill Jaeger, stained glass; Kathleen Jaeger, acrylics, mixed media and mosaics; Marilyn Koschella, oils and hand crocheted leis; Leslie Munger, chain maille jewelry; Christal Nylin, oils; Linda Savell, ceramics and diachronic glass jewelry; and Pamela Colton Thomas, mixed media.

The gallery, located at 75-5729 Alii Drive, Suite C-110 in the Kona Marketplace, is open 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. daily.

Info: Call 329-6653 or visit

Parker Ranch lights its tree

Parker Ranch’s annual Tree Lighting takes place 5-7 p.m. Friday in Waimea.

The event is free and will be held at Parker Ranch Historic Homes, 66-1304 Mamalahoa Highway in Waimea. The Hawaii Preparatory Academy Handbell Choir, the Parker School Choir and Halau Opuaiklai will perform. There will also be free hot chocolate and cookies, and more entertainment.

Info: N/A.

Celebrate the holidays Friday in Honokaa

Honokaa celebrates the holidays with its first Friday in December.

The free event, sponsored by the Honokaa Business Association, will run from 5-9 p.m. and feature holidays songs by the Kamehameha Preschoolers, Seniors Club, Ka Hale Ona Keiki Preschoolers, Waldorf School Students, and the Hawaiian Cultural Center of Hamakua Halau.

Then join Santa, Buddy the Elf, Herbie the Love Bug and county councilwoman Valerie Souza Poindexter for caroling through Honokaa. Enjoy the window decorations and do some holiday shopping during this fun event.

Info: Contact Michelle Hartman at 775-9777 or email

Waimea celebrates holidays with parade

The 57th annual Waimea Christmas Twilight Parade is Saturday evening in Waimea.

The parade, themed “Truckers Light the Town,” runs 5:30-6:45 p.m. on Mamalahoa Highway from Church Row to Waimea Town Park. Visit with Santa at Parker Ranch Center immediately after the parade and have a free picture taken with him. There will be goody bags for all children, while supplies last. Charitable donations will be accepted to benefit the Waimea Lions Club and North Hawaii Hospice.

A road closure will be in effect during the parade.

Info: Visit

Arc of Kona Bazaar Saturday

The Arc of Kona hosts its 21st annual Bazaar from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday at the nonprofit organization’s facility in South Kona.

The event features a kids corner, Santa visit, silent auction, live entertainment including taiko drummers, hula and Zumba, keiki IDs, and vendor booths. Free admission. All proceeds benefit the Arc of Kona programs that help persons with disabilities achieve their goals of inclusion and independence.

Attendees are encouraged to park at Konawaena School; rides to and from, the bazaar will be available. The Arc of Kona is located at 81-1065 Konawaena School Road in Kealakekua.

Info: Call 323-2626 or email

Holualoa Music and Light Festival this weekend

Santa will visit with keiki in Holualoa Village during the annual Music and Light Festival from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Saturday.

Holiday music will be featured along the half-mile stretch of Mamalahoa Highway that makes up the center of town. Vendors will be serving up goodies from kettle corn to plate lunches, pizza and crepes for strolling families.

Limited parking will be available at the town parking lots and Imin Center; visitors are encouraged to carpool.

Info: Visit

Kailua Kalikimaka Dinner and a Movie Saturday

Bring the entire family and kick-off the holiday season 5-8 p.m. Saturday at Kona Commons’ annual holiday Kailua Kalikimaka Dinner and a Movie.

Watch “Moana” on the big screen inside the former Sports Authority space and experience the story of Moana, the strong-willed daughter of a chief of a Polynesian village, who is chosen by the ocean itself to reunite a mystical relic with a goddess.

Dinner and a Movie is free and includes photos with Santa and a performance by the keiki from Kona Dance and Performing Arts. Enter to win great door prizes and enjoy lots of holiday spirit. Bentos and box dinners will be available for purchase provided by Kona Commons restaurants.

Attendees should bring their own chairs and coolers are not permitted.

Info: Visit

Ka Lei Hula Sunday in Waimea

Halau Waiau presents Christmas Calabash 2017 Ka Lei Hula at 2 p.m. Sunday at Kahilu Theatre.

The halau, under the direction of Na Kumu Hula Liana Leiilima Aveiro and Keikilani Curnan, will be joined by special guests Hula Maunalei, Kumu Hula Lelehua Bray, Ryukyukoku Matsuri Daiko from Kohala and Waimea.

Tickets are $23 for adults and $18 for students and seniors. They can be purchased online at

Info: Visit

Holiday poinsettia sale funds scholarships

The Kona Business and Professional Women’s annual poinsettia sale will be held 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Sunday at Hale Halawai.

The yearly event raises money for their high school scholarship gifting. The 6- and 8-inch pots and the 2-gallon pots will include a variety of colors of reds, pinks and whites.

Info: Call Carol Kirihara 895-0800 or Muriel Boot at 987-8412 to request preorder forms.

Classes &workshops

SKEA hosts variety of workshops

The Society for Kona’s Education and Art will offer a handful of workshops during December.

Silk painting with Marya Mann is offered 1-4 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m.-noon Sunday. During the workshop, participants will create a silk scarf. Cost is $75 for SKEA members and $85 for nonmembers, in addition to a $20 supply fee.

Also this weekend is the Kona Potters Guild Holiday Sale from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday.

Jin An Wong will offer Life Drawing with Pastels from 1-4 p.m. on Sunday. Attendees may bring their own supplies or use SKEA’S for a donation. The workshop, which will include quick warm-up sketches and then longer poses working in color, costs $35.

Lou Winn will lead a wreath-making workshop from 1-4 p.m. Dec. 9. Attendees are asked not to pick any part of the ohia. Bring clippers and any extra foliage or decorations that you may wish to use or share. Cost is$20 for SKEA members and $25 for nonmembers, and includes supplies.

Terry Robson hosts Beaded Ornaments from 1-4 p.m. Dec. 14. Cost is $30 for SKEA members and $35 for nonmembers, which includes supplies.

Info/register: Call 328-9392 or email

Dance, sing and act with Prince Dance Institute

This spring, Prince Dance Institute is offering more than 25 performing arts classes at Kahilu Theatre in Waimea, and the Honokaa Hongwanji Mission in Honokaa.

Enrollment for the spring semester opens Monday. Classes begin Jan. 15 and run weekly through April 26.

Represented in the offerings are the disciplines of dance, theater, and music, with classes available for all ages and skill levels. The semester concludes with the Kahilu Production of Future Voices at Kahilu Theatre on May 5 and 6.

Prince Dance Institute faculty includes Angel Prince, Candie Duggan, Chris “Mana” Hoopai, Elizabeth Brawner, Kalena Zindric, Kat Reuss, Kendyll Howard, Leia Lawrence, Lynn Barre and Reina Dawn.

Classes are conducted on the Kahilu Theatre Main Stage and in the Mike Luce Studio and are held Monday through Thursday, between 2:30 and 7:30 p.m. Offerings include Acting Technique, Aerial Silks, Ballet, Breakdancing, Contemporary Dance, Glee, Hip Hop, Hula, Keiki Dance, Musical Theatre: Dance and Drama, Performance and Choreo, Tap, Trapeze and Theatre Games.

Classes at the Honokaa Hongwanji Mission are held on Thursday between 2:30 and 5 p.m. Offerings include Ballet and Jazz.

Scholarships are available for qualifying students.

Info: Call Angel Prince at 217-3008 or visit

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