Whether it’s dance, drumming, soccer or gardening, Kahilu Theatre in Waimea has it covered with an array upcoming events and programs for youngsters.
From 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Kahilu is opening its doors for a Family Fun Day in conjunction with the 15th annual Waimea Healthy Keiki Fest at the Parker Ranch Center Food Court.
Kids of all ages are invited to be astounded by magician “The Great Barusky,” join drop-in hip-hop classes, learn the art of origami and create a sidewalk chalk masterpiece.
Local musical duo “Hamajang” will set the beat with live music. The Herb Kane Hawaiian art exhibit, snack bar and box office also will be open to the public.
At the Parker Ranch Center next door, more than 30 presenters will offer hands-on activities to develop healthy keiki. The excitement continues outside with a climbing wall, bouncer and keiki bike rodeo.
Admission to the keiki fest and Family Fun Day are free.
At 7 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday, Kahilu presents Prince Dance Institute’s Season Finale: “Living Colors.” Director Angel Prince devised a spectacular performance that exhibits the Big Island in all its glory, by showcasing the island’s many microclimates through dance, theatre, original music, time-lapse film and photography.
A cast of 60 dancers from age 5 to adults will use trapeze, hip-hop, break dancing, acting and contemporary dance to captivate the audience.
Tickets are $25, $20, $15 and $10, available at the Kahilu website www.kahilutheatre.org or from the box office, which is now open noon-5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Call 885-6868.
The community is also invited to the K(Arts) grand finale performance at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at Kahilu. Waimea Middle school students participated in classes for nine weeks learning hip-hop, Tahitian and kahiko hula and chanting, African drumming, basket weaving and flower making, and backstage production. K(Arts) instructors have been provided by Kahilu Theatre for the last seven years to create the popular, free after-school enrichment program.
The family friendly finale celebration also is free.