Performance


TODAY, Dec. 22 

‘A CHRISTMAS CAROL’ AT E.H. CULTURAL CENTER 

Where: E.H. Cultural Center 

When: 7 p.m. Dec. 22 

Details: Christmas cheer is on tap at this holiday classic directed by Arval Shipley. This is the final night of the show, an adaptation of Dickens’ “Scrooge” filled with touching moments, entertaining humor, singing, dancing and lots of Christmas carols. For tickets, call 935-9085 or stop by EHCC. $12 for adults, $10 for students/seniors/members. 

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

WINTER SOLSTICE CONCERT AT HAWI ART GALLERY 

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 information, please call or stop by any day between 10:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. 

Contact: 889-0739, maryskyschoolcraft@yahoo.com 

SUNDAY, Dec. 23 

EAST MEETS WEST CONCERT 

Where: Private home in Hilo 

When: 2:30 p.m. Dec. 23 

Details: Nonprofit Indian Classical Music Circle of Hawaii presents the third in a series of intimate acoustic East Meets West House Concerts with sarangi master Parashuram Bhandari of Nepal and emerging violin maestro Adonijah Imgrund, accompanied on tanpura by Babette Ackin. $20 advance/$25 day of event; senior citizens $18/$20, $10/ child. Call for reservations, directions 

Contact: Babette Ackin, 965- 1053, icmchawaii@gmail.com 

TURKISH SUFI MYSTIC MUSIC, POETRY, IMAGES 

Where: E.H. Cultural Center 

When: 7 p.m. Dec. 23 

Details: Turkish mystic Sufi musician Latif Bolat will present music, poetry, Sufi mystic stories and images from the ancient land of Turkey. Repertoire ranges from Sufi devotional songs and Turkish folk music to classical pieces. Traditional instruments the baglama (long-necked lute). 

Contact: Claudine, 961-5711 

FRIDAY, Dec. 28 

PROJECTOR HEAD 

Where: E.H. Cultural Center 

When: 4 and 7 p.m. Dec. 28 

Details: A lawyer is accused of being a projector head by a strange popcorn vendor. Written by Raj Olson and Star Gate Academy of Performing Arts; directed by Kate Veihl. 

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

FULL MOON PEACE DRUMMING & BLESSING 

Where: Coconut Island State Park, Moku Ola, Banyan Drive, Hilo 

When: 6:30 p.m. Dec. 28 

Details: Shifting into the “New Age as One.” All are invited to join in fun community of drumming and dancing. For the whole family. Come and participate, or just sit under the full moon and enjoy the celebration. Call for more information. Bring mats or chairs, music makers and warm clothing. If pouring rain, event will be postponed 

Contact: Cynthia, 640-2345, torian1103@yahoo.com 

COMING 

ISLAND SWING NEW YEAR’S EVE 

Where: Hilo Elks Lodge, 150 Kinoole St. 

When: 8:30 p.m. Dec. 31 

Details: Four-hour dance party with Island Swing Orchestra. Dance to swing, cha cha, tango, waltz, salsa, rumba — the music of Glen Miller, Benny Goodman, Peggy Lee, Frank Sinatra and more, with vocals by Kauilani Trainer, Elena Welch, Marius Stranger. Tickets $10, advance, $15 at door, available at Basically Books. 

Contact: Marius Stranger, 339- 0084, marius50@live.com 

COUNTRY MUSIC AT MAKU‘U 

Where: Maku’u Farmers Market in Puna 

When: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Dec. 30 

Details: Michael Strand’s country band performs while you shop. 

Contact: Michael Strand, 756- 8621, mstrand@ymail.com 

KMC NEW YEAR’S EVE PARTY 

Where: KMC Lava Lounge 

When: 8:30 p.m. Dec. 31 

Details: Welcome in the New Year with dancing and a midnight toast. Park fees may apply. 

Contact: Piilani Galdones, 967-8365, marketing@kmc-volcano.com 

LE HOT CLUB DE HILO PLAYS GYPSY JAZZ 

Where: The Blue Dragon Musiquarium, Kawaihae Harbor 

When: 6 p.m. Jan. 5 

Details: Le Hot Club de Hilo — the Big Island’s gypsy jazz band — performs hot swing music of the 1930s and ’40s. Come to listen; come to dance. $5 cover. Reservations suggested. 

Contact: 882-7771, hal@halglatzer.com 

LE HOT CLUB DE HILO PLAYS GYPSY JAZZ 

Where: Hilo Elks Lodge, 150 Kinoole St., Hilo 

When: 6 p.m. Jan. 6 

Details: Le Hot Club de Hilo — the Big Island’s gypsy jazz band — performs hot swing music of the 1930s and ’40s. Come to listen; come to dance. All tickets $10 at the door. 

Contact: Hal Glatzer, 895- 4816, hal@halglatzer.com 

KAI HOOPII IN VOLCANO 

Where: Kilauea Visitor Center, HVNP 

When: 6:30 p.m. Jan. 16 

Details: Listen to the sweet falsetto voice of Kai Hoopii, sharing music of his ohana from Kahakuloa, Maui. Free. 

Contact: Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, 985-6011, havo_interpretation@nps.gov 

AUDITIONS FOR VOLCANO VARIETY SHOW 

Where: VAC Niaulani Campus 

When: 4 p.m. Jan. 17 

Details: Also on Saturday, Jan. 19, at 10 a.m. Auditions for Volcano Variety Show open to all ages and talents. Application fee $15 per act. For application or more info, email Julie@volcanoartcenter.org

Contact: Julie Callahan, 967-8222 

KOREAN STORYTELLING AND SINGING 

Where: VAC Niaulani Campus 

When: 7 p.m. Jan. 19 

Details: “One Hundred Ten Years Ago, Pak Hungbo Came To Hawaii,” by Chan E. Park, narrates the Korean migration to Hawaii. For tickets, call Bonnie at 333-2730 or email artsforall-hawaii@hotmail.com

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

HULA ARTS AT KILAUEA 

Where: VAC Gallery, HVNP 

When: 10:30 a.m. Jan. 26 

Details: Hula Arts at Kilauea with kumu Leilehua Yuen and Manu Josiah. A 50-minute narrated demonstration at the hula platform near VAC Gallery. Bring sitting mat and sun/rain gear. Hands-on cultural demo 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at VAC Gallery. Free, but park entrance fees apply. 

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

ONGOING 

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. 

 

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