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Big Island Woodturners 22th Annual Exhibit

Big Island

March 06, 2020 – March 27, 2020:
Big Island Woodturners 22th Annual Exhibit.
Wailoa Center will host this year’s Big Island Woodturners Club 22nd Annual Exhibit displays over 100 turnings by local Hawai’i Island artists. Wood turners will be on site to answer questions. Exhibit and Saturday demonstrations throughout March are free and open to the public. A Reception for the artist will be held on Friday, March 6 from 5 to 7 pm. Light refreshments will be served. Wood turning demonstration will happen Saturdays from 10am to 2pm. Free. Local and exotic woods are used in turnings. Visitor information available. Wailoa Center is a Division of Hawaii State Parks, Department of Land and Natural Resource and is free and open to the public. 

SOKO 6th Annual Artists Studios Weekend – Made in Hawaii

Big Island

February 22, 2020 – February 23, 2020:
SOKO 6th Annual Artists Studios Weekend – Made in Hawaii. Visit 20 artists in their studios at 12 locations along the winding and scenic Mamalahoa Highway from Keauhou throughout South Kona to Honaunau. Plan on a full day of learning and talking with the artists about their inspiration and techniques. A wide range of fine art, smaller items and gifts are available for sale. South Kona Artists Collective is a group of professional artists, including painters, potters, photographers, assemblage sculptors, jewelers, printmakers, woodworkers, fiber and mosaic artists, who share their work through an annual studio tour and exhibitions on Hawaii Island. All Made in Hawaii!
For directions, see map at sokoartists.com
For more info 808-443-9587

Dirty Cello at Kahilu Theater

Big Island

February 21, 2020:
Dirty Cello at Kahilu Theater. 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!
“When lead guitar is replaced by the sound of hot licks on a cello, blues, rock and bluegrass rise to a new dimension. Dirty Cello – a four-piece band from San Francisco – makes its style of string music to inspire audiences to swing, sway and dance.” Ashland Daily Tidings.
“Dirty Cello’s music is all over the map: funky, carnival, romantic, sexy, tangled, electric, fiercely rhythmic, and textured, and only occasionally classical.” Oakland Magazine “The band plays every style imaginable, and does some fantastic covers. (Their rendition of “Purple Haze” is incredible.) But what is most spectacular about them is hearing the depth of soul in Roudman’s playing-it goes beyond what most people would expect from the instrument. She plays it with so much heart, you’ll wonder why more bands don’t have a cellist.” Good Times Santa Cruz​.
Tickets at kahilutheatre.org/Showinfo/Dirty-Cello

Kona Historical Society Shrove Tuesday Special Bake

Big Island

February 20, 2020:
Kona Historical Society Shrove Tuesday Special Bake. Kona Historical Society will make its famous Portuguese cinnamon bread to celebrate Shrove Tuesday on February 20, from 10-noon at Kona Historical Society’s stone oven, or forno, located in the pasture below the Society’s Kalukalu Headquarters and its historic general store museum in Kealakekua. The public is invited to watch Kona Historical Society staff and volunteers create these sticky, sweet loaves of cinnamon bread. Attendees will also learn about the traditional art of Portuguese bread making and the contributions of the Portuguese, who arrived in Hawaii in the 1880s. While many of these immigrants worked in the sugar plantations, a fair number did find their way to Kona dairies and are credited for helping develop this industry. Kona Historical Society makes cinnamon bread on Shrove Tuesday to pay homage to the days of the sugar plantations of the 1800s, when resident Catholic Portuguese would mark the day by eating richer, fatty foods and desserts before the ritual fasting of the Lent season, which lasts 40 days. They would often use up butter and sugar prior to Lent by making large batches of malasadas, the well-known and beloved Portuguese doughnut without a hole. Shrove Tuesday is also known as Fat Tuesday. Cinnamon bread loaves, each costing $8, can be purchased starting at 12:30 p.m. Bread sales go until 4 p.m. or sold out. konahistorical.org

Kokua Kailua In Historic Kailua Village

Big Island

February 16, 2020:
Kokua Kailua In Historic Kailua Village. One Sunday each month from 1pm to 6pm, oceanfront Alii Drive along scenic Kailua Bay in Historic Kailua Village becomes a festive pedestrian-only walkway and marketplace. Enjoy free music, artists, and friendly merchants for great shopping and delicious dining. At 4pm, there is free Hawaiian entertainment on the lawn at Hulihee Palace honoring Hawaiian royalty. Bring your own mat or chair and they will be checked for free while you stroll Alii Drive. SHOP, DINE, BUY LOCAL!

Speak: Tap & Kathak Unite

Big Island

February 16, 2020:
Speak: Tap & Kathak Unite. The Leela Dance Collective presents their newest work, SPEAK at the Kahilu Theatre on February 16, 2020 at 2 PM featuring Rina Mehta, Rachna Nivas, Michelle Dorrance, and Dormeshia Sumbry-Edwards.
Indian Kathak dance and American tap dance, continents and ages apart, share parallel stories of struggle and perseverance. They come together in this sensational collaboration that is rhythm, poetry, storytelling, music and dance. The production features both a classical Hindustani ensemble led by sitar master and longtime Chitresh Das Dance Company music director Jayanta Banerjee and a jazz trio led by Carmen Staaf who performed at the Kahilu earlier this season.

The Farmers’ Market at Hamakua Harvest

Big Island

February 09, 2020 – February 23, 2020:
The Farmers’ Market at Hamakua Harvest. The Sunday Farmers’ Market at Hamakua Harvest, located at the intersection of Mamane St. and Mamalahoa Hwy in Historic Honokaa Town, offers only locally produced goods, ono food, live music, and a free educational event weekly. It’s beautiful location and celebratory character provides a vibrant social gathering place for the whole family. Nice, leashed dogs are welcome, SNAP/EBT warmly accepted! Drink a coconut, buy a t-shirt and experience the warm hospitality of Hamakua. Every Sunday from 9:00am to 2:00pm Email info@hamakuaharvest.org for more information

Panaewa Stampede Rodeo (28th Annual)

Big Island

February 15, 2020 – February 17, 2020:
Panaewa Stampede Rodeo (28th Annual). The 28th annual Panaewa Stampede Rodeo, happening February 15-17, will spotlight three days of Hawaii-style rodeo at the Panaewa Equestrian Center, just outside of Hilo. The event welcomes paniolo (Hawaiian cowboys and cowgirls) and spectators to experience competitive rodeo skills born of the island’s deep ranching history and still practiced today. The event features bull riding, calf roping, bronco bustin’, barrel racing and a trio of unique-to-Hawaii events. The rodeo will also feature a rodeo clown, professional announcer, food and craft booths, leather- and saddle-making exhibits, and a culture and history display tent highlighting the island of Hawaii’s and state’s paniolo history. For more information, visit www.hawaiirodeostampede.com.

Kalani Pea & Friends Valentine’s Day Concert

Big Island

February 14, 2020:
Kalani Pea & Friends Valentine’s Day Concert. Two-time Grammy Award winning Hawaiian musician Kalani Pea returns to the Kahilu Theatre to perform original Hawaiian Music as well as his Motown and Valentine’s favorites with special guests the Lim Family and Kumu Hula Kaea and Lily Lyons of Halau Kaeaikahelelani on Friday, February 14, 2020, at 7 PM.
Kalani Pea is a singer of power, sensitivity, and charisma, and is one of the most promising talents in a new generation of Hawaiian musicians. As a singer/songwriter, Hawaiian language practitioner, visual artist, and educator Kalani Pea has been praised for Hawaiian language fluency, songwriting skills, and commitment to his Hawaiian roots. His musical style ranges from traditional chant to contemporary Hawaiian classics, from original compositions and pop songs to R&B. All the while Kalani amazes audiences with his charming and dynamic stage presence. kahilutheatre.org

Exhibit: NIUHI-SHARK: Honoring Kamehameha the Great in Paint and Prose

Big Island

February 12, 2020 – March 20, 2020:
Exhibit: NIUHI-SHARK: Honoring Kamehameha the Great in Paint and Prose.  The Donkey Mill Art Center is honored to present NIUHI-SHARK: Honoring Kamehameha The Great in Paint & Prose featuring original paintings created by Carl F. K. Pao paired with selections from the book Kamehameha–The Rise of a King by Kāwika Eyre with illustrations by Brook Parker. The exhibit was created in 2019 in commemoration of the 200th anniversary of King Kamehameha’s passing in West Hawai`i.