Entertainment Wrap Up: 07-19-19

  • Guy Buffet will be at Lahaina Galleries in August. (Courtesy photos)

Guy Buffet at Lahaina Galleries

Legendary whimsical artist, Guy Buffet is coming to the Shops at Mauna Lani for a one-man show Saturday, Aug. 10. In honor of the upcoming “National Dog Day,” Guy will be painting demonstrations of pets in the gallery.

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Lahaina Galleries is located in the Shops at Mauna Lani near Tommy Bahamas.

Buffet’s renditions of sommeliers, chefs and waiters and other images grace such everyday items as dinner plates, napkins, tablecloths, men’s dress shirts, ties and women’s fashion.

Come meet the artist from 4-7 p.m. Special show prices for commissions of your own pets will be offered as well. Art, drinks and aloha will be served.

Info: 885-7244 or email: info@Lgimaui.com.

Hospice of Kona’s Royal Tea set

Kailua-Kona — Queens, kings, princesses, and more are all welcomed at the 11th annual Hospice of Kona Royal Tea, which will be held 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 18 at the Four Seasons Resort Hualalai.

This year’s theme is “Royalty at the Royal Tea” and guests are invited to dress as their favorite royal.

The annual fundraiser for Nakamaru Hale, Hospice of Kona’s residential hospice home, will treat guests to a traditional high tea with a Hawaiian twist. In addition to tasty dishes created with local fruits and vegetables, guests will enjoy music, a silent auction and more. Tickets are $75 per person and include unlimited wine and a commemorative wine glass. Tables of 10 are also available.

Visit www.HospiceofKona.org or stop by the office at 75-5925 Walua Road to purchase tickets, tables or to make a donation.

LAM meets today

The Ladies Artisan Market Networking Group for Women will be meeting from 9-10:30 a.m. today at San Francisco Coffee Bar on Alii Drive.

Info: ladiesartisanmarket@gmail.com

Grammy winners play next weekend

The Hawaiian Kings of Swing Kahulanui, the winners of this year’s Grammy’s best jazz album of the year and best original instrumental composition, will perform at Gertrude’s Jazz Bar on Alii Drive in Kailua-Kona on July 28 from 6-8 p.m.

Tickets are $35 at www.brownpapertickets.com or $40 at the door. Info: contact@gertrudesjazzbar.com or call 327-5299.

Musical Co., dancers and workshop all on tap at Kahilu Theatre

Celebrating their 15th anniversary season, Hawaii Performing Arts Festival will bring its production of the Stephen Sondheim Musical Company to Kahilu Theatre at 4 p.m. Sunday.

Directed by Beth Dunnington, accompanied by the HPAF orchestra, Company is filled with many memorable Sondheim favorites like “The Ladies Who Lunch,” “Another Hundred People,” “Barcelona” and of course, the title song.

Tickets are available for the Native American dance company Dancers of Damelahamid as part of the Asia Pacific Dance Festival. The Dancers of Damelahamid will perform Spirit and Tradition at 7 p.m. July 26.

Do you like to dance? Are you a hula dancer?

Join Kahilu Theatre for two dance workshops on Wednesday and Thursday with the Dancers of Damelahamid. Participants will experience different styles of Coastal First Nations Songs and also learn the cultural significance of the movement techniques in this indigenous dance form.

Info: kahilutheatre.org

4th Friday next weekend

July Fourth Friday’s at Lanihau Center will be from 6-10 p.m. July 26.

Vendor market, live music, beer garden, keiki activities will be set up in the Lanihau Center parking lot.

Info: fourthfridaycoordinator@gmail.com

‘Beyond Therapy’ auditions coming up

Audition for six volunteer performers for Aloha Theatre’s fall production of the comedy “Beyond Therapy” by Christopher Durang will be 6 p.m. Aug. 5 and 6. They’ll take place at Damron Hall, the building adjacent to the Aloha Theatre parking lot in Kainaliu.

Production dates are Sept.27 through Oct. 13, 2019. Candidates should arrive at 5:45 p.m. if possible to fill out paperwork, and expect to stay at least two hours. Newcomers are encouraged to audition. Each person auditioning needs to prepare a one to three-minute memorized comic monologue, or share a one to three minute personal story relating to one of these subjects: psychological therapy or therapists, the dating scene, sexuality, or former significant others. Auditions will also consist of cold readings from the script. Reading the play before auditions is recommended. Perusal copies are available at the Aloha Theatre office. Call to arrange for a checkout.

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Durang wrote Beyond Therapy in 1983, and Aloha Theatre’s production will be set in that year. It is a satirical sendup of the therapy industry, dating, and sexuality.

Info: AlohaTheatre.com, or call 322-9924.

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