Archive for "Big Island"

Aspen Santa Fe Ballet

Big Island

January 19, 2020:
Aspen Santa Fe Ballet. Kahilu Theatre welcomes the return of world-renown dance company, Aspen Santa Fe Ballet on Sunday, January 17, 2020 at 2 pm. Aspen Santa Fe Ballet’s bold vision – top global choreographers, distinctive groundbreaking repertoire, and virtuoso dancers – has fostered a jewel of a dance company in the American West. The company’s pioneering spirit arises from a dual set of home cities: Aspen, nestled in the Rocky Mountains, and Santa Fe, gracing the Southwestern plateau. Shaping the cultural landscape of these communities – and influencing the dance field at large – is a contemporary ballet company entering its third decade of undiminished creative drive. For their Hawaii Tour ASFB will perform three outstanding pieces from their global repertoire. First, Where We Left Off choreographed by Nicolo Fonte who has been a guest choreographer for the ASFB since 1999. This piece is an unveiled reference to the decade-long relationship between the company and Fonte as the dance focuses on overcoming anxieties to ultimately find trust in a beautiful partnership. The second piece Silent Ghost, choreographed by Alejandro Cerrudo, captivates the heart with its solemn beauty. This sensuous duet weaves through enigmatic emotions and will leave those who watch with the ache of lovesickness. The third piece is 1st Flash by Finnish choreographer Jorma Elo. This energetic piece amalgamates the contemporary spirit while maintaining a sense of drama and elegance. http://kahilutheatre.org/Home

Author Reading – Liz Prato

Big Island

January 18, 2020:
Author Reading – Liz Prato. Liz will read from her new book, Volcanoes, Palm Trees, & Privilege: Essays on Hawaii, in which Hawaiian history, pop culture, and contemporary affairs are woven with personal narrative in fifteen essays that examine how the touristic ideal of Hawaii came to be. The book is a highly readable hybrid of the in-depth exploration of narrative journalism combined with the through-line of memoir. The book is an excellent introduction to Hawaiian culture for the visitor or new resident.

Hawaiian Style Band

Big Island

January 17, 2020:
Hawaiian Style Band. Kahilu Theatre is proud to announce the legendary Hawaiian Style Band with Wade Cambern and Brian Kessler, and Sistah Robi Kahakalau will perform at the Kahilu Theatre on Friday, January 17, 202 at 7 PM. In the early ’90s, Hawaiian Style Band, led by Bryan Kessler and Wade Cambern, redefined contemporary Hawaiian music. They offered a fresh musical perspective on local culture with original compositions about living Hawaiian style-about island romance, talking story, ‘ohana, and sovereignty. Their interpretation of Hawaiian language songs re-acquainted music fans with these important compositions. Performing their hits Bryan, Wade, and Robi have teamed up with bassist; Alex Morrison, keyboardist; Michael Grande and drummer; Shawn Pimental to bring the unique sound of the Hawaiian Style Band to audiences both locally and internationally. kahilutheatre.org

Camerata RCO

Big Island

January 14, 2020:
Camerata RCO is a unique ensemble comprised of members of Amsterdam’s renown Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra and will perform at the Kahilu Theatre Tuesday, January 14, 2020 at 7 PM.
Formed by members of the famed Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra (RCO), these prestigious colleagues founded Camerata RCO to perform chamber music in multiple formations from duets to small chamber orchestra. This independent group has a strong desire to explore smaller more intimate pieces with a special focus on the Classical and Romantic repertoire for winds and strings. On this tour we will witness the musical expertise of Marc Daniel van Biemen on violin, Santa Vizine on viola, Louis Rodde on cello, Hein Wiedijk on clarinet, Katy Wooley on horn, and Thomas Beijer on piano. These musicians thrill audiences around the globe with their technical superiority and flair of panache and for their Hawaii tour will perform intimate arrangements of Mozart’s “Kegelstatt Trio for Clarinet, Viola and Piano”, Brahms’ “Horn Trio Opus 40”, and Ernst von Dohnányi’s “Sextet for Clarinet, Horn, Violin, Viola, Cello and Piano”.
As part of the Kahilu Theatre Overture Program, all students age 8-18 are free to this performance when accompanied by a ticket holding adult. Tickets are $50/25 and can be purchased at kahilutheatre.org, (808) 885-6868 or at the Kahilu Theatre Box Office located at 67-1186 Lindsey Road, Kamuela HI, 97643.

Mitsubishi Electric PGA Championship At Hualalai

Big Island

January 13, 2020 – January 18, 2020:
Mitsubishi Electric PGA Championship At Hualalai. The Mitsubishi Electric Championship offers fans the chance to see the best players on PGA TOUR Champions with a strong field of qualifiers, featuring official tournament champions from the 2018 and 2019 seasons, World Golf Hall of Fame members, winners of PGA TOUR Champions majors since 2015 and eight additional invited players each with 15 or more career victories, including one major.
Aloha Friday is a weekly occurrence on The Big Island and this year fans are encouraged to participate in the location tradition on Friday of tournament week (Jan. 17) by wearing Hawaiian patterned clothing. Those taking part in this new tournament tradition will be joining players, staff and volunteers as they welcome in the weekend.
For spectators attending the tournament, upon entering the Hualalai Resort, follow the Spectator Parking signs to the official parking facility where parking is free to all attendees. An air-conditioned mini bus will transport riders directly to the Admission Gate and are also available for return transportation to vehicles. Busses will run from 8:30 a.m. until 6 p.m.
Ticket Pricing
To purchase tickets, please call (808) 325-3700. Good Any-Day and weekly grounds tickets will also be available for purchase at the gate.

Collective Synergy 2020 Art Exhibit – Made in Hawaii

Big Island

January 11, 2020 – January 24, 2020:
Collective Synergy 2020 Art Exhibit – Made in Hawaii. “Collective Synergy 2020”, an exhibition by South Kona Artists Collective – SOKO, will feature the diverse art of this group of local professional artists. The public is invited to join the artists for the opening reception on Saturday, January 11, 5-7 p.m. at Pictures Plus in Kona.
Inspired by the natural beauty of Hawaii, SOKO artists will be showing a wide range of art, including painting, photography, woven and natural fiber art, woodcut prints, jewelry, woodworking, mosaics and sculpture. All art will be available for purchase. SOKO is a group of professional artists who come together to expand their creative vision and generate events that support artists and delight art lovers.
The exhibition is from Saturday, January 11 through Friday, January 24 at Pictures Plus, 75-1006 Henry Street, Kailua-Kona, and will be open 9:30 – 5 p.m. Monday – Saturday. For more information about the artists and the SOKO Artists Studio Tour in February, visit sokoartists.com

Wailea Village Mochi Pounding (22nd Annual)

Big Island

December 28, 2019:
Wailea Village Mochi Pounding (22nd Annual). Akiko’s over the years has become synonymous with MOCHI POUNDING. This will be our 22nd year. Started with 23 people, mostly neighbors, and now it has become a popular community and public event. This past year we had between 600-700 folks visit our wee village to participate in mochi pounding and other activities. Come and join the fun on Saturday, Dec. 28th, from 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. making traditional rice cakes the “old-fashioned” way. Everyone takes their turn at pounding the delicious sticky rice for good luck. Fire building starts at 7 a.m. to steam the rice. Hearty local style lunch for $5. New years crafts, food vendors, fortune telling, massage, I Ching readings, floral arrangements, plantation stories, Okinawan taiko drumming, Hawaiian entertainment & more. Great cultural mix of everything that makes Hawaii so special. www.akikosbnb.com

Jingle Bell Beach Run – 5k Run

Big Island

December 22, 2019:
Jingle Bell Beach Run – 5k Run. The 15th Annual Jingle Bell Beach Run
The ultimate Kona running event!  Start time is at 7:30 AM SHARP with timing provided by JTL Timing Systems.  The featured 5k event encourages participation from all fitness levels and running backgrounds.  Great fun for everyone, family oriented – a perfect addition to your holiday celebrations! And parents…be sure to get your kids ready for ‘SANTA’S KEIKI DASH” – a popular fun Kona running event for children 6 & under! (100-yd & 200-yd events)
A Unique Kona Running Event
Largest Kona Running Event
The Jingle Bell Beach Run began in December of 2005 in an effort to kick off Christmas week with a bang! The idea blossomed from the creative mind of Rani “The RoadRunner” (Tanimoto) Henderson, who wanted to give the run a Christmas twist. With only a week to turn her idea into reality, the creation became an instant hit with the first annual Jingle Bell Beach Run held on December 18, 2005!
One thing Henderson strived for was to keep this run simple and fun. With that in mind, and together with the help of her husband Penn, it has grown over the last few years into a first-class event – one that participants remember, enjoy, and return year after year for more! In addition, awards are given out to the top overall finishers as well as the top three best dressed Christmas costumes. Raffle prizes follow the awards, so it’s very hard for one to go home empty handed! | Registration Opens August 1st for the 2019 Event |
Santa’s Keiki Dash
A fun, free event for kids 6 & under. Parents are welcome to accompany their children. Non-competitive, no awards, just lots of fun with plenty of goodies! Features a 100-yard dash (4 & under – 1x lap around sand volleyball court), and a 200-yard dash (5-6 years – 2x laps around sand volleyball court). Keiki Dash starts at 8:30, following the completion of the Jingle Bell Beach Run 5k event. Free registration on race morning at the start/finish area (Coconut Grove). Parents must sign a waiver for their child. Keiki Bib #’s will be issued at registration.
*Please Note: All Keiki participants MUST WEAR SHOES. Mahalo!

West Hawaii Dance Theatre Presents The Nutcracker Ballet

Big Island

December 21, 2019 – December 23, 2019:
West Hawaii Dance Theatre Presents The Nutcracker Ballet. West Hawaii Dance Theatre lights up the holidays  by presenting  “The Nutcracker Ballet”.  This delightful  holiday classic is performed at Kahilu Theatre  on Saturday, December  21, Sunday, December 22, and Monday, December 23, 2019. All performances will be at 2:00pm A Full Orchestra under the baton of Maestro Brian Dollinger with musicians of the West Hawaii Dance Theatre Orchestra will accompany the dancers.The visually stunning festive family-friendly production includes more than 70 dancers and Guest Professional dancers. Shaina Liebson, Alberta Ballet and Ballett im Revier in Germany, Damir Emric, Royal Danish Ballet, Miho Tsutsumi, Matsuyama Ballet Company, Ryuske Kishida, Yanomoko Ballet Company, and Timour Bourtasenkov, Carolina Ballet and Bolshoi Ballet. Choreography is based on the original Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo version, and has been  updated for this years production by West Hawaii Dance Theatre’s Artistic Director Virginia Holte, Co-Director Midori Satoh, instructors Jenna Ojeda, Ann Marie Pargett and Megan Joy Chapman  and Guest Choreographers Soili Arvola &  Miho Tsutsumi.The Nutcracker Ballet combines the music of Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky with the charming, old world fairy tale based on the original E.T.A. Hoffman story The Nutcracker and the King of Mice.The Nutcracker tells the story of Clara, who is given a magical Nutcracker Doll on Christmas Eve by her eccentric Uncle Drosselmeyer.  Adventure awaits as she and her transformed Nutcracker Prince battle the frightful Rat King before embarking on a journey through the Land of the Snow.With the the help of the delicate Sugar Plum Fairy, Clara and her Prince travel to the Land of the Sweets where they are entertained by an Arabian Princess, Spicy Spanish Dancers, Giggling Chinese Dancers, delightful Marzipan, and beautiful Waltzing Flowers.A Silent Auction and Nutcracker Boutique will be held in the lobby. Proceeds will benefit WHDT’s ongoing programs, scholarship fund, and studio renovations. WHDT’ s  2019 Nutcracker Ballet is sponsored by Hilton Waikoloa Resort, Hawaiian Airlines, The Dayton Foundation, Vance Wall Foundation, and Valerie Cartwright & Richard Olazaba.
Tickets: www.kahilutheatre.org
Information:   Phone West Hawaii Dance Theatre  (808) 329-8876   www.whdt.org
WHDT is a Non-Profit Educational Arts organization under IRS Code 501 (c)(3) and is supported in part by the Hawaii State Foundation on Culture and the Arts, Hawaii Community Foundation, Atherton Family Foundation, Cooke Foundation, Vance Wall Foundation, Ironman Foundation, Macy’s and our local businesses and families. Founded in 1989, WHDT Academy transforms individuals and builds community with a comprehensive graded dance program.

Henry Kapono + Hawaii Honda Dealers Holiday Concert Series

Big Island

December 19, 2019:
Henry Kapono + Hawaii Honda Dealers Holiday Concert Series. Hawaii Honda Dealers and Grammy-nominated artist Henry Kapono are helping music lovers unwrap the holiday season with concerts featuring Henry Kapono’s classic songs. The three-part series titled “Happy Holidays from Henry & Hawaii Honda Dealers; Celebrate the Holidays with the Classic Songs of Henry Kapono and Cecilio & Kapono” will take place throughout the month of December, providing residents all over Hawaii the chance to jam along to some of Henry Kapono’s most popular albums such as Henry Kapono’s “Home in the Islands” which is also Hawaii Honda Dealers Association’s theme song. Kapono will also perform several Cecilio & Kapono classics. A portion of all proceeds from these events will be donated to the Henry Kapono Foundation, which helps give back to the community through music and arts. But wait, Henry Kapono & “the band” have more gifts to share – some of the concerts will also feature special musical guests including Johnny Valentine and Alx Kawakami. The schedule of performances includes: 12.19.2019 The Royal Kona Resort (Henry Kapono & Johnny Valentine): 5:00 pm – Call 808-329-3111 for details 12.21.2019 The Maui Arts & Cultural Center: 7:30 pm – Tickets on sale soon