Lisa Altieri’s documentary “Skin Stories”, about the history and culture of tattoo, will be shown at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Kahilu Theatre in Waimea.
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Peter Jackson’s “Just Give the People What They Want,” aka “The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies,” sends this not-really-a-trilogy off in style. That means stuffing in everything the fans want, or that Jackson thinks the fans want out of these films made from the novel that came before “The Lord of the Rings.”
Island Dance Academy, under the direction of Suen Hughes, presents the classic Christmas ballet, “The Nutcracker,” this weekend at the Palace Theater in downtown Hilo.
The County of Hawaii invites the public to two special holiday events this year — the fourth annual Magic of the Season open house at the Hawaii County Building in Hilo, and the inaugural A Holiday Family Affair at the West Hawaii Civic Center in Kona.
The Hilo Community Players will present the Christmas comedy “Junie B. in Jingle Bells, Batman Smells.”
Four choirs and an orchestra will share the musical joy when the Holiday Card to Hilo concert takes the University of Hawaii at Hilo Performing Arts Center stage at 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 14.
“It Can’t Happen Here” — but it will.
Hilo’s Palace Theater plays host to Makana, one of Hawaii’s most versatile and inventive musicians, Saturday, Dec. 6 at 7 p.m.
The second annual Kahilu Theatre Masquerade Ball is Friday, Dec. 5, at the Hilton Waikoloa Village Grand Ballroom.
Guest director Dick Hershberger is conjuring up some theater magic for Aloha Performing Arts Company.
The acoustic guitar trio Kohala will make a rare East Hawaii appearance with a 7 p.m. concert Friday, Dec. 5 at Kilauea Military Camp Theater in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park.
Kahilu Theatre presents the 12th Annual Waimea Ukulele and Slack Key Guitar Institute, Nov. 20-23.
Kahilu Theatre in Waimea hosts the third “APPLAUSE from the Kahilu ” — a showcase of Hawaii Island artists recorded for broadcast by Hawaii Public Radio — Sunday at 4 p.m.
The week before Christmas 2006 was a pivotal time for Andy McKee. The fingerstyle acoustic guitarist got the present every artist aspires to — fame, or at least a big jump-start for his career.
Making music together is a happily harmonious occupation for Trio con Brio Copenhagen. The award-winning piano trio will perform works by Mendelssohn, Tchaikovsky, and Danish composer Per Norgard on Wednesday, Nov. 19, 7:30 p.m. at the University of Hawaii at Hilo Performing Arts Center. The concert is part of the Hawaii Concert Society’s 53rd season.