Performance


TODAY, Feb. 2 

MICHAEL STRAND BAND 

Where: Waimea Cherry Blossom Festival 

When: 1 p.m. Feb. 2 

Details: Just one of the many acts to perform throughout the day. Come see Michael Strand Band perform his country music. Free. 

Contact: Michael Strand, 808- 756-8621, mstrand@ymail.com 

‘PROMISED LAND’ 

Where: Palace Theater, 38 Haili St. 

When: 7 p.m. Feb. 2, 4-5; 2:30 p.m. Feb. 3 

Details: Starring: Frances McDormand, Hal Holbrook, Matt Damon. Directed by Gus Van Sant. Corporate salesman Steve Butler (Damon) arrives in a rural town with his sales partner Sue Thomason (McDormand). The two outsiders see the local citizens as likely to accept their company’s offer for drilling rights to their properties as much-needed relief. What seems like an easy job becomes complicated by the objection of a respected school teacher (Holbrook) with support from a grassroots campaign. 

Contact: Palace Theater, 934- 7010, info@hilopalace.com 

TUESDAY, Feb. 5 

A WALK INTO THE PAST 

Where: Whitney Vault, HVNP 

When: 10 a.m. Feb. 5 

Details: Meet Thomas Jaggar (actor Dick Hershberger) and learn what drew him to the Kilauea Volcano. Every other Tuesday at 10 a.m., noon and 2 p.m. Meet at Kilauea Visitor Center. The performance is free; park entrance fees apply. 

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

FRIDAY, Feb. 8 

‘THE WALL’ AT ‘IMILOA 

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

When: 7 p.m. Feb. 8 

Details: ‘Imiloa Friday night planetarium Program presents “The Wall.” Classic Pink Floyd album brought to life with stunning full-dome digital interpretation of the sounds and imagery of album’s music. Also: Feb. 8, 22; March 8, 22, 29. 

SIXTH ANNUAL CHINESE FILM FESTIVAL 

Where: Palace Theater, 38 Haili St. 

When: 7 p.m. Feb. 8; 2:30 p.m. & 5:30 p.m. Feb. 10 

Details: We will be screening three films this year: 7 p.m. Feb. 8 “Ai WeiWei: Never Sorry;” 2:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. Feb. 10 “Sacrifice & Let the Bullets Fly.” We will also be hosting a special tea tasting with Onomea Tea Co. at 4:30 p.m. Sunday. Visit www.hilopalace.com or call 934-7010 for details. 

Contact: Palace Theater, 808- 934-7010, info@hilopalace. com 

‘NUNSENSE’ IN VOLCANO 

Where: KMC Kilauea Theater 

When: 7:30 p.m. Feb. 8 

Details: Kilauea Drama & Entertainment Network (KDEN) presents the musical comedy “Nunsense” by Dan Goggin, in which nuns stage a variety show to raise funds for final four burials of poisoned sisters. Performances Feb. 8-24, Fridays/Saturdays at 7:30 p.m., Sundays at 2:30 p.m. Tickets at Kilauea General Store, Keaau Natural Foods, Paradise Plants, The Most Irresistible Shop and at door. Call or email for reservations. 

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

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 

HAWAIIANA LIVE 

Where: Palace Theater, 38 Haili St. 

When: 11 a.m. Wednesdays 

Details: Live and authentic Hawaiian hula, chant, songs, “talk story” and hands-on learning with cultural practioner Leilehua Yuen. Tickets are $5 and children 12 and under are free. 

Contact: Palace Theater, 808- 934-7010, info@hilopalace. 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 

COMING 

‘THE SONIC SKY’ 

Where: ‘Imiloa Astronomy Center, Hilo 

When: 6:45 p.m. Feb. 9 

Details: Free to the public, Short film on new musical universe, followed by a 40-minute immersive surround sound audio adventure using “Transcendent Tonality.” Creator Stephen James Taylor, Remi winner, 45th Annual World Fest Houston International Film Festival 2012. 

Contact: Belinda Cole Schwartz, 896-9853, belindacole@gmail.com 

THE MAKAHA SONS VALENTINE’S CONCERT 

Where: Palace Theater, 38 Haili St., Hilo 

When: 7 p.m. Feb. 9 

Details: Multiple Na Hoku Hanohano Award winners for timeless recordings and commitment to the music of Hawaii. Tickets $30 in advance, $35 at door. 

Contact: Palace Theater, 934- 7010, info@hilopalace.com 

‘THE VAGINA MONOLOGUES’ 

Where: Kahilu Theatre, Waimea 

When: 7 p.m. Feb. 9 

Details: Award-winning play based on V-Day founder/playwright Eve Ensler’s interviews with more than 200 women. With humor and grace the piece celebrates women’s sexuality and strength. Directed by Jane Sibbett (Friends), who is also performing; 90 percent of net proceeds goes to isle organizations working to end violence against women and children. The other 10 percent goes to the V-Day Spotlight Campaign (part of OneBillionRising.org.) Tickets $20/$10 at box office. Call 885-6868. 

Contact: Jane Sibbett, 987-9487, sibbett.getreal@gmail.com 

CHINESE NEW YEAR FEST 

Where: Mooheau Park, Hilo 

When: 10 a.m. Feb. 9 

Details: The Dragon exits, the Year of the Snake begins: 11th annual Hilo Chinese New Year’s Festival. Free. Kobudo Taiko, Okinawan Shi Shi Mai lion, keiki fashion show, cultural demos, food, art, crafts. 

Contact: Alice Moon, 935-8850, askalice@downtownhilo.com 

MANZAREK AND ROGERS LIVE IN CONCERT 

Where: Honokaa People’s Theatre, 45-3574 Mamane St. 

When: 8 p.m. Feb. 9 

Details: Ray Manzarek and Roy Rogers Live in Concert. Manzarek, a legendary keyboardist and co-founder of The Doors, and Rogers, a slide guitar master, collaborate on a new artistic project. Tickets $35/$55 available at Music Exchange in Hilo and Waimea, CD Wizard, Sound Wave and Kiernan Music Kona, or by phone. 

Contact: 896-4845, hpt@ honokaapeople.com 

 

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