Performance


TODAY, Dec. 1 

ANELA STRINGS CONCERT 

Where: VAC Niaulani Campus 

When: 7 p.m. Dec. 1 

Details: Irminsul and Kristin Aria perform original compositions on Celtic harps, keyboard and drum. $15. 

Contact: Kristin, 896-7899, sundrum2@gmail.com 

‘JANELLE’S JINGLE BELLES’ 

Where: Palace Theatre, Hilo 

When: 7:30 p.m. Dec. 1 

Details: Fast-paced variety show; Janelle Neiman, aka Douglas Wayman, and ensemble. Tickets $15/$20. Call. 

Contact: jhtakaya, 934-7010, safetypinproductions@gmail.com 

NEW PLAYWRIGHTS FESTIVAL 

Where: Hilo High auditorium 

When: 7:30 p.m. Dec. 1 

Details: The 15th year of plays, dances created by students of Performing Arts Learning Center. Admission $5. 

Contact: 974-4021, jackie_ seaquist@notes.k12.hi.us 

SUNDAY, Dec. 2 

‘ALOHA AINA’ READINGS 

Where: Hotel Honokaa 

When: 1:30-3:30 p.m. Dec. 2 

Details: Readings of selected stories by Jackie Pualani Johnson and Randal McEndree from “Aloha Aina: Big Island Memories.” Refreshments. Books may be purchased: $25 for the black-and-white edition and orders for the $45 color edition will be taken. 

Contact: Dennis Taniguchi, 961-5711, exec@ehcc.org 

‘LET CAROLS RING’ 

Where: Church of Holy Cross 

When: 3 p.m. Dec. 2 

Details: The Hilo Community Chorus presents a concert of seasonal music to usher in the holiday season. The concert includes several new carols as well as new twists on old favorites. Conducted by Tom McAlexander and accompanied by Walter Greenwood. Free, but please bring donation of non-perishable food for the Food Basket. 

Contact: Tom McAlexander, 985-7192, tommac@hawaii. rr.com 

NEW PLAYWRIGHTS FEST 

Where: Hilo High auditorium 

When: 2 p.m. Dec. 2 

Details: See previous listing 

HONOKAA JAZZ BAND 

Where: Gates PAC, Waimea 

When: 3 p.m. Dec. 2 

Details: Hawaii Preparatory Academy presents Honokaa High School Jazz Band.Tickets $5/$3, from band members, at the HPA Bookstore, Waimea Music Exchange and Café Il Mondo in Honokaa. 

Contact: Arati Clarry, 881- 4005 , aclarry@hpa.edu 

‘SEARCHING FOR SUGARMAN’ 

Where: Palace Theater, Hilo 

When: Varies 

Details: Directed by Malik Bendjelloul. Rodriguez, the ’70s rock icon who never was. Rodriguez is discovered in a Detroit bar in the late ’60s by producers. His album bombs and he disappears. A bootleg recording lands in apartheid South Africa, where he becomes a phenomenon. In the film, two South African fans set off to find their hero. Dec. 2, 2:30 p.m., Dec. 3-4, 7 p.m. $7/$6/$5. 

Contact: 934-7010, info@hilopalace.com 

TUESDAY, Dec. 4 

HILO HULA DAYS 

Where: Mo’oheau Bandstand 

When: 11 a.m. Dec. 4 

Details: Hilo Improvement Program, Downtown Improvement Association welcome cruise ship passengers. Live Hawaiian music and hula every Tuesday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Free. 

Contact: Eden Patino, 935- 8850, eden.c.patino@gmail.com 

UKULELE HOLIDAY MUSIC 

Where: VAC Gallery porch 

When: 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Dec. 4 

Details: Kani Le‘a Ma Kilauea Ukulele Holiday Concerts every Tuesday and Thursday until Christmas, hear your favorite holiday tunes played by Volcano’s own ukulele band. While at the gallery, check out the handcrafted gifts and one-of-a-kind wreaths at VAC’s 13th annual Invitational Wreath Exhibit. Park entrance fees apply. Sponsored in part by the County of Hawaii and Hawaii Tourism Authority. 

Contact: Julie Callahan, 967- 8222, julie@volcanoartcenter. org 

THURSDAY, Dec. 6 

UH-HILO JAZZ ORCHESTRA 

Where: UH-Hilo PAC 

When: 7:30 p.m. Dec. 6 

Details: Rhythm and blues revue, with music by such diverse artists as Duke Ellington, Tower of Power, Luiz Bonfa and Aretha Franklin, and a tribute to the Blues Brothers. Admission is $7/$5. 

Contact: Heidi Veilleux, 974- 7310, hveilleu@hawaii.edu 

VSAS THEATER NIGHT 

Where: KMC Kilauea Theater 

When: 6 p.m. Dec. 6 

Details: Volcano School of Arts and Sciences students present comedies “Check Please” and “Cut.” During intermission, enjoy presentations of theater class activities and monologues by students. Free. 

Contact: Suzi Bond, kden73@ aol.com 

FRIDAY, Dec. 7 

HILO ‘CHRISTMAS CAROL’ 

Where: EHCC, 141 Kalakaua St. 

When: 7:30 p.m. Dec. 7 

Details: Arval Shipley directs performances Dec.7-8,14-15, 21-22, all at 7:30 p.m. Call the EHCC for ticket prices. 

Contact: Claudine, 961-5711, admin@ehcc.org 

‘THE NUTCRACKER’ 

Where: Palace Theater, Hilo 

When: 7 p.m. Dec. 7 

Details: Dec. 7-8 at 7 p.m. and Dec. 9 at 2 p.m. Full-length performance by Hilo Dance Academy students ages 5 to 65. Tickets $10/$8 at box office. 

Contact: 934-7010, info@hilopalace.com 

COMING 

VOLCANO FESTIVAL CHORUS 

Where: KMC Kilauea Theater 

When: 7 p.m. Dec. 8 

Details: Roch Jones directs, Cinnie Decker accompanies chorus in “Comfort and Joy” holiday concert. Cheryl Hoover on flute and Arlene Araki on trumpet. Free. 

Contact: Suzi Bond, 982-7344, kden73@aol.com 

LOCAL LITERARY LIONS 

Where: Living Arts Gallery, Hawi 

When: 7 p.m. Dec. 8 

Details: Gallery hosts local writers reading unpublished (as yet!) works in a salon-style setting. Warren Vignato will 

 

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