A&E Wrap-Up: 02-21-20

Dirty Cello performance tonight

Kahilu Theatre presents Dirty Cello at 7 p.m. tonight in Waimea.


From China to Iceland, and all over the U.S., San Francisco-based band, Dirty Cello brings the world a high energy and unique spin on blues and bluegrass. Led by vivacious cross-over cellist, Rebecca Roudman, Dirty Cello is cello like you’ve never heard before. From down home blues with a wailing cello to virtuosic stompin’ bluegrass, Dirty Cello is a band that gets your heart thumping and your toes tapping!

Tickets prices range from $28-$48, and can be purchased at www.kahilutheatre.org, by calling 885-6868 or at the Kahilu Theatre Box Office located at 67-1186 Lindsey Road.

For more information, visit www.kahilutheatre.org.

SOKO annual Artists Studio Tour this weekend

Visit 20 artists in their studios at 12 locations along the winding and scenic Mamalahoa Highway from Keauhou throughout South Kona to Honaunau during SOKO’s sixth annual Artists Studio Tour this weekend.

SOKO — South Kona Artists Collectiveis — is a collective of professional artists comprising painters, potters, sculptors, photographers, jewelers, quilters, glass artists and woodworkers working together to generate opportunities for fine artists to expand their vision and audience.

It all started as an idea by artist Linda Purcell Satchell in the summer of 2014 to bring together South Kona artists to create an artists studio tour connecting artists with customers. Along with founding members, photographer Kathleen Carr and painter Pamela Colton Thomas, the idea drew eight artists from South Kona.

In the first meetings, the group established a name SOKO — short for South Kona Artists Collective — and went about planning for their first-ever studio tour, which took place in March 2015 with 13 artists in six locations.

Tour hours are from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

For more information, including a map, visit http://sokoartists.com/studio-tour.

Book club meets Tuesday

Kona Stories Book Store hosts a nonfiction book club discussing “Spying on Whales” by Nick Pyenson on Tuesday.

The group meets at 6:30 p.m. at the store. Book groups are free if books are purchased at Kona Stories, or a $5 donation is requested.

For more information, call 324-0350 or visit www.konastories.com.

West Hawaii Dance Theatre presents Jungle Book Ballet

West Hawaii Dance Theatre &Academy will present its spring performance of Jungle Book Ballet and excerpts from the classic ballet “Le Corsaire” on May 23 at Kahilu Theatre in Waimea.

The entire family will enjoy an exotic retelling of Rudyard Kipling’s Jungle Book stories with fanciful costumes, sets and world music creates the magic of young Mowgli’s life in the jungle.

Highlights from “Le Corsaire” will include the Jardin Anime, the beautiful Odalesques, and a rousing dance of swashbuckling pirates.

Guest Choreographer Timour Bourtasenkov staged both of the ballets for over 70 local and visiting guest professional dancers. West Hawaii Dance Theatre &Academy’s Instructors Jenna Ojeda, Ann Marie Pargett, Alana Heuer-Salazar, Megan Chapman, Assistant Director Midori Satoh, and Artistic Director Virginia Holte are rehearsing the cast during weekly classes.

The Jungle Book Ballet follows Mowgli, who was raised by a family of wolves since birth. Mowgli must leave the only home he’s ever known when the fearsome tiger Shere Khan unleashes his mighty roar. Guided by a no-nonsense panther and a free-spirited bear, the young boy meets an array of jungle animals, including a slithery python and a smooth-talking ape. Along the way, Mowgli learns valuable life lessons as his epic journey of self-discovery leads to fun and adventure.

A silent auction and boutique will be held in the lobby at intermission. Proceeds will benefit WHDT’s ongoing programs, scholarship fund, and studio renovations.

The single performance takes place at 5 p.m. May 23 at Kahilu Theatre.


Tickets prices range from $29-$49, and can be purchased at www.kahilutheatre.org, by calling 885-6868 or at the Kahilu Theatre Box Office located at 67-1186 Lindsey Road.

For more information, call the West Hawaii Dance Theatre at 329-8876 or visit www.whdt.org.

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