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TODAY, May 19

Step Inside the Music

Where: GPAC Theatre, HPA

When: 7 p.m. May 19

Details: Prince Dance Institute presents 65 performers and live music —  contemporary to hip hop, jazz to swing. Second performance May 20 at 2 p.m. Admission $20/$10/$5. Visit

Contact: 808-217-3008,



Where: The Palace Theater

When: 7 p.m. May 19, 21,22; 2:30 p.m. May 20. 

Details: Jon Shenk tells the story of President Mohamed Nasheed of the Maldives, a man confronting a problem greater than any other world leader has ever faced — the literal survival of his country, as a rise of 3 feet in sea level would submerge its 1,200 islands.Tickets $5-7.

Contact:, 934-7010,


Steel Magnolias

Where: East Hawaii Cultural Center, 141 Kalakaua St., Hilo

When: 7:30 p.m. May 19, 25, 26, and 2 p.m. May 20, 27

Details: Story of six strong southern women, set in a garage beauty parlor in 1989, where characters meet to prime battle wits and form lasting bonds of friendship.

Contact: Tasha, 961-5711,



Where: Basically Books

When: 1 p.m. May 19

Details: Multiple Hoku Award winner from North Kohala performs in honor of the Na Hoku Hanohano Hawaiian music awards. Free. 

Contact: Christine Reed, 961-0144,


Pacific Academy

Where: United Community Church, Hilo

When: 3 p.m. May 19

Details: Intermediate and advanced students of the Pacific Academy of Music will perform on piano. Free.

Contact: Gerdine Markus, 935-5855,




MONDAY, May 21


Where: KMC Kilauea Theater

When: 6:30 p.m. May 21-22

Details: Kilauea Drama & Entertainment Network holds auditions for annual summer musical, “Cinderella.”

Contact: Suzi Bond, 982-7344,



FRIDAY, May 25


Where: Hilo High School Auditorium, 556 Waianuenue Ave.

When: 7 p.m. May 25, 2 p.m. May 26

Details: Island Dance Academy’s biennial variety show features 137 students, ages 4-18 performing 26 original and traditional ballet, jazz, tap, hip hop and modern pieces. Tickets at The Most Irresistible Shop: $12/$10/$8.

Contact: Suen Hughes, 961-3622,



Where: The Palace Theater

When: 8 p.m. May 25

Details: Kuana Torres Kahele and Nani Lim Yap. Kahele’s first solo CD was awarded Hawaiian Album of the Year from Big Island Music Awards and is top-nominated contender in this year’s Na Hoku Hanohano awards. Tickets:  $25 in advance, $30 at the door; buy at box office 10 a.m.-3 p.m. weekdays. Visit

Contact:, 934-7010,



Love Machine Live

Where: Uncle’s Kava Bar, end of the Red Road, Kalapana,

When: 7:30 p.m. May 26

Details: Love Machine (Erik Avery/bass, Kristin Johnson/drums, Tony Baugh/guitar & vocals) performs lush ballads to face-melting space rock. Free for all ages.

Contact: Love Machine, 936-1229,




Where: The Palace Theater

When: 3 and 7 p.m. May 26

Details: The Hawaiian Civic Club presents a Masquerade Female Impersonation Revue starring Diva Brandi Lee from Le Bizarre & Friends. Silent auction//masquerade masks/mardi gras beads/ lots of fun; dress in your masquerade. $30 in advance; $35 at the door.

Contact:, 934-7010


Where: Honokaa Western Week celebration, Honokaa

When: 7 p.m. May 26

Details: The Gone Country Band plays country and western swing for the Honokaa Western Week celebration. Free.

Contact: Michael Golden, 982-9360


Big Island Hawaiian Music Festival

Where: Afook-Chinen Civic Auditorium, Hilo

When: 12 p.m. July 14

Details: Vendors wanted for East Hawaii Cultural Center’s Big Island Hawaiian Music Festival on July 14-15 from noon to 5 p.m. Stop by EHCC at 141 Kalakaua St. or email:

Contact: Claudine, 961-5711


Broken Trust

Where: Lyman Museum, 276 Haili St., Hilo

When: 2 p.m. June 2

Details: Randall Roth will discuss his book, Broken Trust, in its historical, cultural and political contexts. In 1997, four elders in the Native Hawaiian community and UH law Professor Roth alleged Bishop Estate trust abuse by some of the state’s most powerful people. $3; Members free.

Contact: Lyman Museum, 935-5021,



‘Pelagic Magic’ Film Screening

Where: Lyman Museum, 276 Haili St., Hilo

When: 7 p.m. June 4

Details: Filmed entirely off the Kona coast by local underwater cameraman Matthew D’Avella, “Pelagic Magic” is about deepwater gelatinous animals and includes footage taken 30 feet below the ocean surface, in water more than a mile deep.  $3; Members free.

Contact: 935-5021,


‘Images’ Opening

Where: Volcano Art Center Gallery, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

When: 5 p.m. June 8

Details: Meet the photographers and see the judges’ favorite photos from the recent “Images from the Edge” photo contest. Awards, wine and refreshments.

Contact: Emily, 967-7565,


‘Images from the Edge’ Exhibit

Where: Volcano Art Center Gallery, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Volcano

When: 9 a.m. June 9

Details: June 9-17, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. View award-winning contest photographs taken in the Volcano park.

Contact: Emily, 967-7565,



Where: The Palace Theater

When: 7 p.m. June 1

Details: June 1, 2, 4, 5 at 7 p.m.; June 3, 2:30 p.m. Documentary stars Stephen Hawking, Jane Goodall and David Suzuki. Humanity’s ascent is often measured by the speed of progress. But what if progress is actually spiraling us downwards, towards collapse? Ronald Wright, whose bestseller, “A Short History Of Progress,” inspired the film, shows how past civilizations were destroyed by “progress traps.” Tickets: $5-7.

Contact:, 934-7010


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