Performance


MONDAY, Dec. 31 

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 

FRIDAY, Jan. 4 

AIKIDO DEMONSTRATION 

Where: Aikido of Hilo, 29 Shipman St. No. 203 (Koehnen’s Alley, downtown Hilo) 

When: 7 p.m. Jan. 4 

Details: Aikido sixth-dan black belt instructors and students give a free public demonstration of this Japanese martial art. Aikido is an effective self-defense and a path of development, integrating the whole person — physically, mentally and spiritually. Training improves self-confidence, discipline and awareness. Physical benefits include greater flexibility, endurance, coordination and balance. 

Contact: Barbara, 935-2454, AikidoOfHilo@hawaiiantel.net 

EAGLES STEAK/FISH DINNER 

Where: Fraternal Order of Eagles, Keaau 

When: 6 p.m. Jan. 4 

Details: Dinner of steak or fish, with rice, baked potato, salad, desserts and coffee. Other beverages available by donation. 

Contact: Michael Hescock, 238-0518, RobbinsR006@ Hawaii.rr.com 

COMING 

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 

KRIS FUCHIGAMI 

Where: Prince Kuhio Plaza 

When: 6:30-7:30 p.m. Jan. 11 

Details: Special ukulele performance at Center Court on second Friday of each month. 

Contact: 959-3555, beverly. crudele@ggp.com 

THE WALL AT ‘IMILOA 

Where: ‘Imiloa Astronomy Center, 600 ‘Imiloa Place, Hilo 

When: 7 p.m. Jan. 11 

Details: ‘Imiloa Friday night planetarium Program presents “The Wall,” where the classic Pink Floyd album is brought to life with a stunning full-dome digital interpretation of the sounds and imagery of the album’s music. Show dates are Jan. 11, 25; Feb. 1, 8, 22; March 8, 22, 29. 

Contact: 969-9703, info@ imiloahawaii.org 

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 

KE OLA PONO NO NA KUPUNA OF HILO 

Where: Prince Kuhio Plaza 

When: 10:30 a.m. Jan. 17 

Details: Alu Like kupuna from Hilo share their music and hula at Center Court. 

Contact: 959-3555, beverly. crudele@ggp.com 

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 

‘MAUNA KEA SKIES’ AT ‘IMILOA 

Where: ‘Imiloa Astronomy Center, 600 ‘Imiloa Place, Hilo 

When: 7 p.m. Jan. 18 

Details: On the third Friday of each month, learn about the Hawaiian night sky at the monthly “Mauna Kea Skies” talk where astronomers from the Mauna Kea observatories speak about recent discoveries and the science behind them. 

Contact: 969-9703, info@ imiloahawaii.org 

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. from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Tuesday, or when a ship is in port during the week. Free. 

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

BOOM BASH DANCE 

Where: HPP Activity Center, 

When: 6-9:30 p.m. Saturday 

Details: Boom Bash, community dance on third Saturday of each month. DJ Uncle Mikey spins the tunes. Email music requests in advance. $5. 

Contact: Leilani, 982-8417, boombashhpp@gmail.com 

 

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