10 | FRIDAY, DECEMBER 16, 2016 BIG ISLAND ENTERTAINMENT SCENE | WEST HAWAII TODAY ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT Pictures with Santa! December 17-23 5pm to 8pm free Bring your own camera Located at the Gingerbread House between Island Gourmet Markets and Romano’s Macaroni Grill Center Hours Daily 9:30am–9:30pm Restaurant and Food Court Hours may vary Located 20 min. North of Kona International Airport on Waikoloa Beach Drive 886-8822 www.QueensMarketPlace.net December 2-18, 2016 Fridays & Saturdays at 7:30 pm Sundays at 2:30 pm For tickets and more information, visit alohatheatre.com Hula Kahiko series continues Saturday Volcano Art Center’s 2016 Hula Kahiko series continues at 10:30 a.m. Saturday with a performance by Kumu hula Sammye Ku‘ualoha Young with Halau Na Lei Hiwahiwa ‘o Ku‘ualoha. Halau Na Lei Hiwahiwa ‘o Ku’ualoha was founded in 2008 by Kumu Sammye Ku’ualoha Young, who starting taking hula lessons at age 12, as a student of the late Kumu hula Rae Fonseca, in Hilo. She started her halau after receiving her ‘uniki, hula’s graduation ceremony, from Fonseca in 2007. Kumu Young’s halau performed in the Merrie Monarch competition in 2014. The free performance is part of a year-round series sponsored by the center. For the series, hula halau from across Hawaii are invited to perform each month in a one-of-a-kind outdoor setting at the kahua hula (platform) in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. These performances are presented authentically in an outdoor setting, rain or shine without electronic amplification. Audience members are encouraged to bring sun/rain gear and sitting mats. National Park entrance fees may apply. Held in conjunction with this performance, Native Hawaiian culture specialist Kumu Hula Ab Valencia and members of Halau Hula Kalehuaki‘eki‘eika‘iu as they share with you “Na Mea Hula” (all things hula) from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the lanai of the Volcano Art Gallery. Participants will learn a hula, use various hula implements and try their hand at lei making. I n fo: www. volcanoartcenter.org. ‘Let The Music Move You’ Sunday in Kona The Edible World Institute hosts “Let The Music Move You” on Sunday in Kailua-Kona. The night of uplifting music to bring together the community and inspire change runs from 6 to 9 p.m. at the institutde located off Kopiko Place. It will feature a creative collaboration showcasing Kona’s music scene across generations, including the vocals Binti Bailey, as well as the work of The Edible, Big Island Music Academy and George Wit. Music will also be provided by Bolo with a debut performance by the SoulFull singing group. The night will end with dance music by DJ Static Traveler. “Let The Music Move You” is an all ages event. Cost is $10 for adults and $5 for keiki younger than age 8. Info: 326-4004. Ballroom dance club hosts Holiday Dance The Kona Ballroom Dance Club is holding a Holiday Dance starting at 6 p.m. on Sunday at the Kona Elks Club in Kailua- Kona. Attendees are asked to wear red and green and to bring a toy to be given to a child in foster care in keeping with the dance club’s traditin of giving each year to child welfare services in Hawaii. Gift cards, as well as cash and check donations, can also be made to KBDC, which will purchase items. The three-hour dance event is free for members; $5 for nonmembers. A Waltz lesson will be offered. Info: raziaskz@gmail. com. Aha Opio Moku O Keawe to perform Aha Opio Moku O Keawe performs Wednesday during this week’s Christmas at Keauhou Concert at Keauhou Shopping Center. The 6 p.m. performance is a benefit for Kako’o I Na Keiki — Kinia’i Care Package. Attendees are asked to bring nonperishable food items to help Big Island keiki. I n fo: www. keauhouvillageshops. com. Chamber Orchestra of Kona to perform Chamber Orchestra of Kona will perform a Holly Jolly Christmas Concert at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 20 in the Sheraton Kona Resort & Spa at Keauhou Bay Kaleiopapa Convention Center. The performance features guest conductor Michael Cripps and concertmaster Ursula Vietze. The orchestra will play classic and modern musical arrangements to celebrate the holidays including A Christmas Festival, O Holy Night, the Manheim Steamroller arrangement of Fum Fum Fum and selections from The Nutcracker. General admission is $10, preferred seaging is $20. Children up to age 17 are free. Info: Chamber- OrchestraofKona.com. - ➠ Continued from page 4 Get some ink! Submit press releases and story ideas via email to entertainment@ westhawaiitoday.com. Information should be sent at least two weeks ahead of an event.
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