Archive for "Big Island"

Bruce Meyer’s Magic Camp XII

Big Island

Tuesday – Friday, March 19 – 22nd:
Bruce Meyer’s Magic Camp XII.
  A fun performance magic program that your child will enjoy, emphasizing goal achievement, self-esteem building, positive attitudes, poise, confidence building and teamwork.  Conducted by international award winners and long-time magic instructors Bruce and Jennifer Meyers. Includes all magic tricks, props and learning materials. Each day, 5 or more magic tricks are taught. They’ll build their own magic kit and learn to make things appear, switch places, levitate and vanish.  The material is learned in groups as well as one on one. You’ll find the magic pretty good and baffling! Hilo Palace Theatre, 38 Haili St., Hilo. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. each day. Cost is $80 per child. To enroll your child, visit www.magicaloha.com or call (808) 443-8390.

Kokua Kailua Hulihe`e Palace Concert Series & Village Stroll

Big Island

Sunday, March 17: 
Kokua Kailua Hulihe`e Palace Concert Series & Village Stroll.
  Ali`i Drive along scenic Kailua Bay in Kailua-Kona becomes a festive pedestrian-only walkway from 1 to 6 p.m. Enjoy music, artists, vendor booths, merchants and restaurants. At 4 p.m., there is a free Hawaiian music concert on the lawn at Hulihe`e Palace. Bring your own mat or chair and they will be checked for free while you stroll Ali`i Drive, Kailua Village (Kona).  For information, visit www.kvbid.org.

Annual Magic Spectacular Benefit

Big Island

Saturday, March 16: 
Annual Magic Spectacular Benefit.
  Benefiting SKEA (Society for Kona’s Education & Art). Featuring a famous magician as a headliner, with local favorites Barry “The Great Barusky” Gitelson, Arnie “Arneleo the Great” Rabin, and others performing as well. Aloha Theatre, 79-7384 Hawai`i Belt Rd., Kealakekua.. Shows at 2:30 and 7 p.m. Call (808) 328-9392 for more information. Tickets are available at www.apachawaii.org. For more information, visit www.skea.org.

Hula Kahiko Performance

Big Island

Saturday, March 9: 
Hula Kahiko Performance.
Hula halau from across Hawai`i and beyond perform in a one-of-a-kind outdoor setting at the kahua hula (platform) in the Hawai`i Volcanoes National Park, located just a short walking distance from the Volcano Art Gallery in Ka`auea. 10:30 a.m.  Audience members are encouraged to bring sun/rain gear and sitting mat. Event is free, park fees apply. Date is subject to change; to confirm dates, call (808) 987-7288. Held in conjunction with the Hula Kahiko performances, enjoy a display of “Na Mea Hula” (all things hula). Visitors share in a variety of instruments, implements and lei styles that play an integral role in the life of the hula practitioner. This memorable demonstration is hands-on and family friendly.  Lanai of the Volcano Art Gallery. 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.  For more information call (808) 967-8222 or visit www.volcanoartcenter.org.

The 24th Annual Kona Brewers Festival

Big Island

Saturday, March 9: 
The 24th Annual Kona Brewers Festival. 
Nestled against Kamakahonu Bay, and overlooking the`Ahu`ena heiau, the Kona Brewer’s Festival offers an experience unique to Hawai`i Island. Produced in the spirit of Pualu (working together) and Malama Pono (respecting the land), the festival draws thousands of people together to enjoy incredible craft beer, island style cuisine, great music and the company of good friends. Add to that the views of Kailua village and the trembling blue horizon of the Pacific Ocean, the stage is set for an authentic Hawaiian experience. Courtyard by Marriott King Kamehameha’sKona Beach Hotel, 75-5660 Palani Rd., Kailua-Kona. 3 to 7 p.m.   No one under the ages of 21 will be admitted to the festival. For more information and tickets, call (808) 938-7376 or visit www.konabrewersfestival.com.

Aloha Fridays at Hawai`i Volcanoes National Park

Big Island

Every Friday: 
Aloha Fridays at Hawai`i Volcanoes National Park. 
A free hands-on demonstration lesson is given in a cultural craft that varies each week. Volcano Art Center Gallery porch in Hawai`i Volcanoes National Park. 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.  Free (donations welcome); park entrance fees may apply. For information call (808) 967-8222 or visit www.volcanoartcenter.org.

Kanikapila with Wes Awana and Friends

Big Island

Every Tuesday: 
Kanikapila with Wes Awana and Friends.
  Kanikapila jam sessions are open to all musicians.  Bring your own instrument and enjoy “garage style” jamming.  Volcano Art Center, Niaulani Campus, Great Room of the Admin Building, Volcanoes National Park. 5:30 to 7 p.m. Admission is free, donations are gratefully accepted. Park entrance fees may apply. For information call (808) 967-8222 or visit www.volcanoartcenter.org.

BikeWorks Beach & Sport – Queens Marketplace

Big Island

Every Tuesday Morning: 
BikeWorks Beach & Sport – Queens Marketplace.
Free fun road ride for cyclists of all levels at 8:15 a.m. Rental bikes available. Get updates on all the BikeWorks activities on the Emily T Gail Show at http://espnhawaii.com/ under the lineup or visit http://www.bikeworkshawaii.com/. Queens Marketplace, Waikoloa Beach Rd. For information about other community rides and/or bike routes call BikeWorks at (808) 886-5000.

Great Waikoloa `Ukulele Festival

Big Island

Saturday, March 2: 
Great Waikoloa `Ukulele Festival. 
The festivities include a free workshop with celebrated teachers Roy and Kathy Sakuma, non-stop concerts, `ukulele giveaways, Hawaiian crafts and more. Traditional `ukulele masters, school groups, up-and-coming artists and top entertainers in the `ukulele world will be at the festival. Kings’ Shops, 250 Waikoloa Beach Dr., Waikoloa Village,  and Queens’ MarketPlace, 69-201 Waikoloa Beach Dr., Waikoloa. 11a.m. to 6 p.m. For more information call (808) 886-8822 or visit www.waikoloabeachresort.com.

The Emily T Gail Show

Big Island

The Emily T Gail Show, aka “Emily T Gail Talk Story” is about sports, recreation and community events where Emily is involved: Hawai`i Island and Detroit, her home town.  Sponsored by Aloha Big Island Visitor Guide, recent shows include interesting talk stories with John and Judy Collins, founders 40 years ago of the Ironman World Championship which was held in Kailua-Kona in October.  Emily will have interviews with players, fans, PGA officials, volunteers and others from the PGA TOUR Champions Mitsubishi Electric Championship at Hualalai that was at the Four Seasons Resort Hualalai in January for the 23rd year. Tom Lehman won by 1 shot over David Thoms.  The MEC and PGA have donated over a million dollars to the Rotary Club of Kona Community Foundation, Big Island Junior Golf, and Daniel R. Sayre Foundation.   Emily will have updates about events and activities for Big Island Activities including Aloha Kona Sports, the Waikoloa Dry Forest Initiative, PATH-Connecting People and Places, Hawai`i Cycling Club. She will remind you of the many complimentary activities available in Kailua Village, Queens Marketplace and Kings’ Shops at Waikoloa Beach Resort and The Shops at Mauna Lani.  Emily T Gail Talk story is available at www.emilytgailtalkstory.podomatic.com online 24/7, via www.facebook.com/emilytgailtalkstory, a free iTunes podcast, and Emily T Gail Talk Story on You Tube. Contact Emily T Gail at 808 896-6780 or emilytgail@emilys.org.