Entertainment Wrap-Up: 11-08-19

  • Ohrlandos Chamber Ensemble will highlight the music of the Bach family Nov. 24. (Courtesy photo)

  • Creative desserts were on display at Christmas with the Chefs. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today, file photo)

  • Patrons sample food and drinks during Christmas with the Chefs last year at King Kamehameha's Kona Beach Hotel in Kailua-Kona.
  • Angie Shimizu and Daryl Matsuoka make Pipikaula Sliders at Christmas with the Chefs. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today, file photo)

Makaha Sons concert to benefit Kona Hospital Foundation

The Kona Hospital Foundation is hosting The Makaha Sons as they play a benefit concert 7-9 p.m. Nov. 16.


They’ll perform their unique style of traditional Hawaiian music for one night only at the Aloha Theatre in Kainaliu.

Proceeds benefit the Kona Community Hospital’s enhanced pediatric services training project, with a goal to make KCH the gold standard in Hawaii for outer island pediatric care.

Info or tickets, visit www.khfhawaii.org or call 322-4587.

Come say farewell to Jerry Tracy Nov. 23

On Nov. 23, Aloha Theatre will present Twain and Tracy at Pier 70, a special event honoring the retirement of artistic director Jerry Tracy.

The presentation will be in two acts. The first act features Tracy as Mark Twain, celebrating his 70th birthday at Delmonico’s Restaurant in New York City in 1905. The second act will be a “roast and toast” of Tracy, with members of the community paying tribute to his years of service to the theatre.

Drinks and pupus will be served beginning at 7 p.m., and Mr. Twain will appear at 7:30. During intermission, coffee and artisan chocolate will be served, just before the tribute to Tracy begins.

Tickets are $40, which includes all fees, and are available online at AlohaTheatre.com, by phone at 731-7437 Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., or at the theatre box office beginning one hour before the show. Early ticket purchase is recommended for best seat selection.

Info: call 322-9924.

‘Fashion for the Fight’ showcase Dec. 13

Kings’ Shops is proud to partner with North Hawaii Community Hospital for the third annual “Fashion for the Fight,” a fashion show featuring cancer survivors and caregivers from North Hawaii Community Hospital’s Cancer Center.

The event will take place 6:30 p.m. Dec. 13 at the Kings’ Shops stage.

VIP tickets are on sale for $50 and will include special reserved VIP seating, select offers from Kings’ Shops stores and restaurants, and special pupus and beverages. Tickets can be purchased by contacting Julia Ramos of North Hawaii Community Hospital at 881-4420. All proceeds will benefit North Hawaii Community Hospital Cancer Center.

The event is also open to the public for viewing and select stores will be offering special Holiday shopping incentives after the show.

Kick off holidays with Christmas with the Chefs

The isle’s top chefs create tasty holiday fare and festive gingerbread displays at Christmas with the Chefs Dec. 7.

Hawaii Island’s premier holiday extravaganza is 5:30-8 p.m. on the seaside grounds of Courtyard King Kamehameha’s Kona Beach Hotel.

Members of the American Culinary Federation (ACF) Kona Kohala Chefs Association delight attendees with plates of expertly prepared savory cuisine and delectable holiday treats — all accompanied by handcrafted ales, choice wines and 100 percent Kona coffee.

The Bill Noble Trio, with Jeannine Guillory-Kane on vocals, jazzes up the evening for dancing under the stars fronting historic Kamakahonu Bay. A silent auction will tempt would-be Santas with an array of holiday gift ideas while supporting local businesses.

In its 31st year, the annual fundraiser benefits local culinary students attending Hawaii Community College — Palamanui and members of the Kona Kohala Chefs wanting to further their education. The silent auction is a benefit for the Palamanui culinary program through the ACF Kona Kohala Chefs and Jean Hull Endowment fund. Originating as Christmas at Hulihee, and moving to various locations over the years, the event’s scholarship focus has continued and a total of $900,000 in funds have been awarded.

Tickets are $90 and sold online at www.konakohalachefs.org and at Westside Wines. Tables of 10 are $1,250, which includes reserved table seating, table service and select bottles of wine and can be purchased online.

Info: www.konakohalachefs.org.

Auditions for ‘Into the Woods’ Dec. 9-10

Aloha Theatre will hold open auditions for volunteer performers for the Broadway musical “Into the Woods” on stage at 6 p.m. Dec. 9 and 10. A possible invitational callback audition may be Dec. 12. No previous theatre experience is required, and newcomers and people of all ethnicities are encouraged to audition.

Jerry Tracy will direct, assisted by Christy Aragon. Music director is Dale Ross, and vocal/choral directors are Marinella Savarese and Linda Rowand. Choreographer is Justine Smith.

Auditions on Dec. 9 are by online appointment only. Candidates may reserve a time by visiting the Aloha Theatre audition webpage, and are asked to arrive at least 15 minutes prior to their confirmed time to complete paperwork and check-in. Dec. 10, auditions will be an open call, with candidates being seen on a first-come, first-served basis in groups of 10. Thursday’s callback audition will be by invitation only.

Those auditioning are asked to create a 60-90 second monologue, speaking as a character from a fairy tale or other folklore source. Fracturing the tale is encouraged! Candidates may also be asked to cold read a speech from the script, which will be provided.

All 23 roles in the show are available. Descriptions and requirements for each character are available on the website.

Into the Woods, with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by James Lapine, intertwines and twists the plots of several Brothers Grimm and Charles Parrault fairy tales, exploring the consequences of each character’s wishes and quests.

Info: call 322-9924.

Annual ‘Joy to the World’ Community Concert

‘Tis the season to sing! Come as you are and help Kona Choral Society celebrate the season in song! The annual “Joy to the World” concert will feature the KCS Adult and Youth choruses.

This free event will take place at 7 p.m. Nov. 29 at Saint Michael’s Church in Kailua-Kona, which is a new venue for this concert.

Repertoire includes music from Argentina, Canada, France, Japan, America (to include early American Shaker tunes and a piece in Hebrew), South Africa, and Hawaii. To top it off, the audience will get to join in and sing along to a few familiar Christmas carols.

Bring the entire family and enjoy this free community holiday event! Donations are appreciated.

Info: KonaChoralSociety@gmail.com.

Baroque Music Concert Nov. 24 highlights Bach family

Johann Sebastian Bach is one of the best known composers from the late Baroque Period. A few of his sons also became famous and their works get performed often still today. It’s not well known that, from the early 16th century, a whole dynasty of the Bachs composed music for about 300 years.

Ohrlandos Chamber Ensemble will present a wide range of Bach music at 3 p.m. Nov. 24 at a private residence in Kailua-Kona. A $20 donation welcome.

For reservation and directions contact roland.maurer@gmx.ch or call 315-7666.

Charity &Artists Reception Nov. 30

Start the Holiday Season off right! Come support the 23rd Annual Holiday Charity &Artists Reception, to benefit the Kiwanis Club, a children’s charity, from 5-7 p.m. Nov. 30.


Door prizes, pupus, live music, silent auctions and holiday ornaments handmade by our member artists, Kailua Village Artists Gallery, 75-5729 Alii Drive, Suite C-110, Kailua-Kona.

All proceeds from the Ornaments and silent auction will be donated to the Kiwanis Club of Kailua-Kona.

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