Performance


TODAY, Dec. 8 

HILO ‘CHRISTMAS CAROL’ 

Where: EHCC, 141 Kalakaua St. 

When: 7 p.m. Dec. 8 

Details: Arval Shipley directs performances Dec. 8,14-15, 20-22, all at 7 p.m. Call the EHCC for ticket prices. 

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

‘THE NUTCRACKER’ AT THE PALACE 

Where: Palace Theater, Hilo 

When: 7 p.m. Dec. 8 

Details: Dec. 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 

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Details: Gallery hosts local writers reading unpublished (as yet!)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 share his poetry, which explores the realm of human experiences. Others who want to read their works are invited to contact the gallery. 

Contact: Mary Sky Schoolcraft, 889-0739, maryskyschoolcraft@yahoo.com 

TUESDAY, Dec. 11 

HILO HULA DAYS 

Where: Mo’oheau Bandstand 

When: 11 a.m. Tuesdays 

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. Tuesdays, Thursdays 

Details: Twice a week until Christmas, enjoy music by Volcano’s own ukulele band. Check out handcrafted gifts, wreaths at VAC’s 13th annual Invitational Wreath Exhibit. Park entrance fees apply. 

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

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 12 

SJS CHRISTMAS BAND CONCERT 

Where: Walter Victor Gym 

When: 7 p.m. Dec. 12 

Details: Come hear the Intermediate and Concert Bands perform a wide array of old and new Christmas favorites. This annual concert under the direction of Randy Skaggs is free, but donation of a non-perishable food item for the Food Basket appreciated. 

Contact: Randy Skaggs, 935- 4936, st.joebanddirector@ gmail.com 

NAHKO & MEDICINE FOR THE PEOPLE 

Where: Palace Theater, Hilo 

When: 7 p.m. Dec. 12 

Details: Medicine brings words of enlightened music. Nonprofit organization works with urban, rural and indigenous communities, promoting coming-together of social and racial differences via lyrically based real-talk music. For all ages. Tickets $18/$20 at box office. 

Contact: 934-7010, info@hilopalace.com 

‘CHRISTMAS IN HAWAII’ 

Where: CD Wizard, Hilo 

When: 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Dec. 12 

Details: Pat Rocco signs new CD, “Christmas in Hawaii.” Call 969-4800 for a free copy. 

Contact: David Ghee, 965- 8122, davidghee@aol.com 

HAILI CHURCH CANTATA 

Where: Haili Congregational Church, 211 Haili Street, Hilo 

When: 7 p.m. Dec. 14 

Details: The public is invited to the annual Haili Church Christmas Cantata. There is no charge. Stay for refreshments after the performance. 

Contact: Lyndy Lindsey, 935- 4847, janeoboyd@msn.com 

FRIDAY, Dec. 14 

‘THIS MUST BE THE PLACE’ 

Where: Palace Theater, Hilo 

When: 7 p.m. Dec. 14 

Details: Sean Penn stars as a former rock star who, at 50, hunts a Nazi who tormented his father in a concentration camp. Detective work and road trip lead him to self-realizations, surprising showdown. Showtime at 7 p.m. Dec. 14-15, 17-18, and 2:30 p.m. Dec. 16. Tickets $7/$6/$5. 

Contact: 934-7010, info@hilopalace.com 

COMING 

NA MEA HAWAI’I HULA KAHIKO PERFORMANCE 

Where: Outdoor hula platform near VAC Gallery, HVNP 

When: 10:30 a.m. Dec. 15 

Details: Kahula `O Nawahine Noho Pu`ukapu under the direction of kumu hula Ana Nawahine Kahoopii. Hands-on cultural demonstrations from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on gallery porch. Park fees apply. 

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

HO, HO, HO! HOLIDAY SHOW 

Where: VAC Niaulani Campus 

When: 6:30 p.m. Dec. 15 

Details: Holiday comedy, with second performance at 2 p.m. Dec. 16. Featuring the Puna Princess, The Stand Up Yogi, Angie Libadisos, the Volcano Fly Girls, Kathleen Butler and Tanya Aynessazian. $12/$10; www.volcanoartcenter.org. 

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

WAIMEA CHORUS 

Where: Kahilu Theatre 

When: 7:30 p.m. Dec. 15 

Details: WCC’s 19th annual Holiday Choral Concert is a benefit for Kahilu Theatre. Second performance at 3 p.m. Dec. 16. Advance tickets $15, with discounts for seniors, students and keiki. Buy them at Waimea General Store, Without Boundaries and at waimeacommunitytheatre.org. 

Contact: Miguel Bray, 938-3062, hawaiimiguel@gmail.com 

SEE WITH INVISIBLE LIGHT 

Where: ‘Imiloa Astronomy Cen. 

When: 7 p.m. Dec. 15 

Details: Join Gary Davis, director of Joint Astronomy Centre, as he elaborates on infrared observations and its contribution to astronomy. 

Contact: 969-9703, info@ imiloahawaii.org 

‘STRINGS IN CONCERT’ 

Where: E.H. Cultural Center 

When: 4 p.m. Dec. 16 

Details: Orchid Isle Orchestra performs classical and holiday favorites and ensemble music featuring violin, cello, viola, piano. Free; donations accepted to defer concert costs. Happy Holidays! 

Contact: CathyYoung, 982- 9307, 4camyoung@gmail.com 

WINTER SOLSTICE CONCERT 

Where: Living Arts Gallery, Hawi 

When: 7 p.m. Dec. 22 

Details: Third annual holiday concert featuring Dave Gomes, Wendy Hindley, Karen Miller, Aja, others. Refreshments, music at free community event. Please bring a donation of canned goods and/or cash for the Food Basket. For more info, please call or stop by any day between 10:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. 

Contact: 889-0739, maryskyschoolcraft@yahoo.com 

 

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