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4 | FRIDAY, MARCH 17, 2017 BIG ISLAND ENTERTAINMENT SCENE | WEST HAWAII TODAY ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT The West Hawaii County Band presents “Delights of March” this evening at 6:30 p.m. in Kailua Village. COURTESY PHOTO/SPECIAL TO WEST HAWAII TODAY Shows & events County band offers free concert at Hale Halawai The West Hawaii County band performs at 6:30 p.m. this evening at Hale Halawai. The free performance, “Delights of March,” will include classical music such as George Frideric Handel’s “An Occasional Suite,” traditional marches including “The Diplomat” by John Philip Sousa and tunes from the Broadway musical “Man of La Mancha.” The band is under the direction of Bernaldo Evangelista. This performance is part of the band’s monthly Free Friday Concert Series sponsored by the Hawaii County Parks and Recreation Department and the West Hawaii County Band Friends, a nonprofit 501(c) (3) organization. The next concert is slated April 21. Info: www.westhawaiiband.com From left: Destiny Nelson, Abi Hobbs, Haley Hubbard, Justin Henshaw and Hannah Kaplon; kneeling: Melissa Threlfall and Rani Moore. Waimea Community Theatre’s production of “The Drowsy Chaperone” opens tonight at Parker Theatre in Waimea. COURTESY PHOTO/SPECIAL TO WEST HAWAII TODAY WCT presents ‘The Drowsy Chaperone’ Waimea Community Theatre’s production of “The Drowsy Chaperone” opens tonight at Parker Theatre in Waimea. “The Drowsy Chaperone” is a play-within-a-play, crammed full of every cliche, gag, and gimmick from the Golden Age of Musicals. A winner of five Tony Awards and seven Drama Desk awards, this play was a Broadway Hit. It is based on the book by Bob Martin and Don McKellar with music and lyrics by Lisa Lambert and Greg Morrison. As the play opens, the audience is greeted by the narrator, “Man in Chair,” sitting on a darkened stage. Feeling somewhat depressed, he decides to waken Events honor Kamehameha III Kamehameha Schools presents the 17th annual tribute to Kamehameha III today and Saturday at the Sheraton Kona Resort and Spa at Keauhou Bay. Festivities kickoff at 10 a.m. today at the birthsite of Lani Kauikeaouli at Keauhou Bay. The event is a special tribute by the Daughters of Hawaii, Royal Order of Kamehameha, and Kamehameha Schools to honor the birth of Kauikeaouli. From 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. this evening, Kalehua Krug will discuss “Changing Native Hawaiian educational systems through building collective relationships,” touching on pivotal moments in the life and reign of Kamehameha III, in the Hualalai Room of the Sheraton. And, on Saturday, from 3 to 9 p.m. is the free Aha Mele on the Sheraton’s Hawaii Lawn featuring emcees Jaz and Kaea of KAPA Radio, Ho-a, Casey Olsen, Chadd Paishon, Ohana Krug, Napua Greig, Manu Boyd, Mike Kaawa and Keauhou. There will also be a vendor marketplace with crafts, apparel and local artists. Donations to Project Kuleana will be accepted at the door. A free shuttle will be available from 2:30 to 9:30 p.m. on Saturday at the Keauhou Shopping Center. Mats and beach chairs welcomed; no coolers. ■ WEST HAWAII TODAY The Daughters of Hawaii and Calabash Cousins sing Kaleleonalani during the 2016 Kamehameha III Birthday Celebration. LAURA RUMINSKI/WEST HAWAII TODAY Festivities kick off today with tribute honoring birth of Lani Kauikeaouli things up a bit by playing the music, on vinyl, of his favorite (fictitious) Broadway musical, “The Drowsy Chaperone.” No sooner has the needle hit the record than we, together with the narrator, are transported to a 1928 Broadway Theater, and in to “The Drowsy Chaperone.” The production, directed by Andy Kunellis, will run this weekend and next weekend (March 24-26) at Parker Theatre with Friday and Saturday shows at 7 p.m. and a Sunday matinee at 2 p.m. It then heads to Honokaa People’s Theatre for a 7 p.m. show on April 1 and a 2 p.m. show on April 2. Tickets, which are $18 for adults, $15 for seniors and students and $9 for keiki younger than age 9. They are available at Waimea General Store, Waikoloa Mailbox and Taro Patch Gifts, as well as online at www.waimeacommunitytheatre.org. Oahu students to perform at Keauhou Shopping Center Iliahi Elementary School’s Na Kamali’i O ‘Iliahi will perform Saturday at Keauhou Shopping Canter. The students, who hail from Wahiawa, Oahu, will perform ukulele in the center’s courtyard at 11 a.m. Info: www.keauhouvillageshops.com. Average Joe’s to play free concert Average Joe’s will offer a free concert Saturday at the Queens’ Marketplace Coronation Pavilion in Waikoloa. Part of Queens’ Marketplace’s Monthly Mini- Concert Series, the 6 to 8 p.m. event will feature Average Joe’s performing a variety of top 100 hits. Info: www.queensmarketplace.net. Hawaiian Cultural Center of Hamakua fetes one-year anniversary with festival The Hawaiian Cultural Center of Hamakua celebrates its one-year anniversary with cultural programs and classes on Saturday in Honokaa. The E Ola Mau I Ka Pono Festival is set for 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Botehlo Building. The festival features music, hula, cultural activities, and family fun. The event opens with the blessing of HCC’s exhibit hall and unfolds to feature performances by Sonny Lim, Hula Me Ka Honua, Hawane Rios, Halau Waika, Hualalai, and Brad Bordessa. Meet the folks behind Pohaha I Ka Lani, Lalakea Fishpond, 101 Financial, Leiola Designs, and more at vendor booths featuring crafts, informational displays, and cultural activities. There will also be a silent auction and Hawaiian plates and vegan dishes. The Hawaiian Cultural Center of Hamakua is a multi-cultural, multi-generational community center situated in the heart of Honokaa on Hawaii Island. It is a space for residents to deepen their connection with Hawaiian culture through community classes in arts, hula, language, history, agriculture, philosophy, and more. The center hosts special events, guest speakers, community service projects, and cultural exchange programs, creating a foundation for future generations. Info: www.hccoh.org. Continued on page 8 ➠


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