Entertainment Wrap-Up: 09-06-19

  • The cast of Beyond Therapy in rehearsal. From left to right: Quinton Loder, Xavier Chung, Robin O’Hara, Gerald Lucena, Sara Hagen, and Robb Dahlke. Production dates are Sept. 27 through Oct. 13. (Photo by Tiffany Kutsunai)
  • LT Smooth

Business of Art workshop

The Business of Art workshop with Ira Ono will be 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Volcano Art Center. Learn to navigate the principals of business and gain new insights. $55 or $50 for VAC members.

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Info: 967-8222 or www.volcanoartcenter.org

First Friday celebrates tonight

First Friday Art After Dark takes place at 6 p.m. tonight in Holualoa.

Holualoa Village galleries will celebrate new art and artists, delicious street food and music all along Mamalahoa Highway during the September edition of the monthly event. The village street party features art and artists in over a dozen galleries and shops, as well as live music and a great selection of local food vendors. This community event is free, and for all ages.

Owners/Artists, Matthew and Mary Lovein of Holualoa Gallery will be on hand to meet and greet. Featured artist, William Wingert will be painting a portrait of LT Smooth. The musical entertainment for the evening will be local treasure, LT Smooth.

Additional musical entertainment for the event include Dr Tim and the Medicine Show performing at Ipu Arts Plus, the always rippin’ Dave Lawrence at Koa Realty, Ellen Keehan performing at Studio 7 Fine Arts, and The Mauka High Notes playing on the front porch of The Holualoa Ukelele Gallery &Workshop.

KCS season previewed Wednesday

The Kona Choral Society kicks off a new choral season Wednesday with an open house.

Artistic director Susan McCreary Duprey and the Kona Choral Society welcomes sopranos, altos, tenors, and basses to their “sit in and sing” open house rehearsal from 5:15-8 p.m. at the Kealakehe Intermediate School Band Room.

The 100-voice society performs ethnic, traditional, and master choral works.

Come and hear what the Kona Choral Society is all about at their sit in and sing open house rehearsal where repertoire for the fall season will be previewed.

No audition required.

Info: email konachoralsociety@gmail.com

Comedy, educational piece on Body Image Sept. 20

Justine Smith and Amanda Trusty present “Let’s F***ing Talk About It: Body Image” at the Aloha Theatre at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 20.

For one night only, Justine and Amanda will host this hilarious and educational evening about those (sometimes awkward) conversations that parents and adults need to have with youth. Using comedy and life experience, Justine will touch upon life in Kona as a single mom living with perimenopause and puberty in one house while Amanda, a dance teacher who hears things from kids that they won’t tell their parents, provides tips and tools for folks seeking to empower youth in the community.

The evening is recommended for audiences ages 18 and older.

Justine and Amanda will host a Q&A following the show at 6 p.m. Sept. 23 in Damron Hall adjacent to the theatre for an additional ticket fee.

Tickets are available at alohatheatre.com.

Aloha Kahilu ‘Ohana

The month of September promises an abundance of new artistic experiences as Aloha Kahilu ‘Ohana begins its 39th season, Being Alive.

At 10 a.m. Thursday its bringing a new classic film series to Kahilu Theatre’s silver screen with critically acclaimed works from the brilliant film producer Alfred Hitchcock. The first film will be the suspenseful thriller Shadow of a Doubt. This film series is free to the public and will continue to take place Thursdays at 10 a.m. through November.

Films that will be featured include Shadow of a Doubt, The Birds, Strangers on a Train, Rear Window, North by Northwest, Vertigo, Dial M for Murder, Psycho, and Notorious. Hitchcock’s timeless portrayal of human character and emotion will keep you riveted to your seat.

For a full list of the films: kahilutheatre.org

Bracken gets brass named in her honor

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At its annual volunteer mahalo party on Aug. 4, Aloha Theatre created and presented a new award: The Sherry Bracken Award for support and promotion of the Aloha Theatre in the community at large. Appropriately, the first recipient of the award was local media personality Sherry Bracken, of KWXX Radio.

“I was stunned to have such an award named after me,” Bracken said in a news release on the award, “since most such honors are posthumous. But in all seriousness, I am very honored and excited to receive such a lovely tribute. My husband and I started going to plays at the Aloha Theatre right after we moved to Kona 25 years ago, and the productions have continued to delight us both. I feel it’s important and a critical responsibility to support local community theatre on the island.”

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