Mele O Kona hosts sing-along Saturday
The Mele O Kona, a women’s barbershop chorus, is hosting a community Sing-A-Long for World Singing Day on Saturday at Privateer’s Cove Community Center.
The free event in the old movie theater will run from 10 a.m. to noon, 75-170 Hualalai Road at Hualalai Center in Kailua-Kona.
Info: Linda Rowand, (317) 695-6296 or Barbara Cushman, 937-4518.
Kohala highway closed for homecoming parade
Kohala High School will be having its annual Homecoming Parade from 10-11 a.m. Oct. 26. The parade will run along Akoni Pule Highway from Kamehameha Park to Kohala High School.
The road between Kamehameha Park and Kohala High School will be closed during this time for the parade. Please plan accordingly if you need to pass through the area during this time. We look forward to seeing all of you at the parade.
Following the parade, the Kohala Cowboys football team as they try to tackle Ka’u in the Homecoming game at 1 p.m.
Dr. Tim plays Sunday stroll
Dr. Tim and Friends band will play during the Kailua Village Stroll fronting Uncle Billy’s from 1-6 p.m. on Sunday during the free community block party.
Ten-Minute Play Festival Oct. 24-25
The second annual North Kohala Ten-Minute Play Festival will be 7 p.m. Oct. 24 and 25 at the Kohala Artist’s Gallery and Co-op, 54-3676 Akoni Pule Highway in Kapaau.
Six original plays by Kohala writers, each approximately 10 minutes in length, will be read by local actors.
“We believe that nothing builds community like the arts,” said Jan Asch, one of the organizers, in a press release. “It’s so much fun to offer this opportunity for folks who want to try their hand at writing short plays and for actors who don’t have time to memorize a part, but can read a script and make the characters come to life.”
Jan and her husband Frank Asch started hosting festivals in their barn 10 years ago when they lived in a small community on the mainland, but now hope to create enthusiasm for community theater in the Artist’s Co-op, a recently opened performance and event venue in Kapaau.
The first annual Ten-Minute Play Festival, held last year, was well-attended by an enthusiastic audience, encouraging the organizers to assemble a new collection of plays for this year’s festival.
This year’s plays range from comic to dramatic and include the following:
* Sleeping with My Enemy by Forrest Arnold and Madani Knowles
* The Tooth by Frank Asch
* Hot Scoop by Jan Asch
* The Wellness Visit by Virginia Fortner
* The Harmony of the World by Joy Fisher
* The Presidential Debate collectively written by writers of North Kohala Writers group.
Tickets are $10 and will be available at the door. All proceeds will benefit the Life and Death Wellness Center in Kapaau, a nonprofit organization dedicated to community service educating the public about end of life concerns and training doulas who offer support above and beyond hospice to the dying and their families.
If you would like to try your hand at writing or reading at some future event, or if you would like to know more about the end of life services offered at Life and Death Wellness Center, please contact Jan Asch at firstname.lastname@example.org or 938-6404.
50th Anniversary Concert recreates Woodstock
In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Woodstock Music and Art Fair, Big Island Latin Gypsy Funk band Leche de Tigre and the team that brought you All That Is Now: A Tribute to Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon, present ShakaStock: The Best of Three Days of Peace and Music.
The tribute to the legendary rock concert is 7 p.m. Oct. 26 at the Kahilu Theatre in Waimea.
Performers with a passion for the music of Woodstock and the unity it represented will band together to both musically and visually recreate some of the most memorable performances from the original Woodstock festival in 1969.
On August 15-18, 1969, on a 600 acre dairy farm in the Catskill Mountains of New York,
Performers will be emulating not only the music and artists themselves, but will construct a space where it is possible for the imagination to step back in time. Performances will include songs by Jimi Hendrix, Santana, Sly and the Family Stone, Jefferson Airplane, Janis Joplin, Joe Cocker and more.
ShakaStock performers include Dan Brauer of Leche de Tigre, providing lead and rhythm guitar and channeling Carlos Santana and Jimi Hendrix; Abraham “Bubba” Lee Myers of RealEyeZen as Joe Cocker and Alvin Lee of Ten Years After, Malia Spencer-Chaul of Ms Demeanor and The Felons as Janis Joplin; and Cayenne Clarke as Joni Mitchell, plus a whole lot more.
Take a step back in time and experience a live tribute to one of the most iconic festivals of American history on
Tickets are $20 to $30 and can be purchased at kahilutheatre.org, 885-6868 or at the Kahilu Theatre Box Office, 67-1186 Lindsey Road in Waimea.