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GET IN and GET OUT CalendaR FRIDAY KONA Aloha Teen Theatre’s ‘No Strings Attached’ Aloha Theatre/7:30 PM Info: apachawaii.org West Hawaii County Band performs Hale Halawai/6:30 PM Info: westhawaiiband.com Meleuhane – Father & Son Duo Bongo Ben’s Island Café/4:30- 6:30 PM Info: bongobens.com Casablanca Gertrude’s Jazz Bar/6:30-9:30 PM Info: gertrudesjazzbar.com Johnny Shot Laverne’s/6:30-10:30 PM Info: johnnyshot.com WEST HAWAII TODAY | BIG ISLAND ENTERTAINMENT SCENE FRIDAY,APRIL 21, 2017 | 5 Dennis Garcia Daylight Mind Coffee Co. (Waterfront Row)/9-12 PM Info: daylightmind.com Bobby G and Phil Tracker Daylight Mind Coffee Co. (Waterfront Row)/5:30-8:30 PM Info: daylightmind.com Mati Laino Huggo’s On the Rocks/3-5 PM Info: huggosontherocks.com Bolo with hula Huggo’s On the Rocks/6-8 PM Info: huggosontherocks.com Larry Dupio Huggo’s On The Rocks/8:30-11 PM Info: huggosontherocks.com Hula performance Keauhou Shopping Center/6-7 PM Info: keauhouvillageshops.com Continued on page 8 ➠ Dr. Donald Nikaitani IS NOW ACCEPTING NEW PATIENTS AS A PRIMARY CARE PHYSICIAN IN KAILUAŽKONA, HAWAII Dr. Nikaitani is Board Certifi ed by the American Board of Internal Medicine specializing in the care of the adult patient. He is profi cient in cardiology, neurology, diabetes, heart disease, asthma, kidney and bladder, lung disease, stomach and intestines, endocrine disorders, and all other medical concerns including cold, fl u, and sore throat symptoms. Accepting most insurances including HMSA, BCBS, UHA, HMAA, HMA, UNITED HEALTH CARE, MDX, MEDICARE, CIGNA, AETNA, and KAISER ADDED CHOICE. Please call 808-329-1346 for an appointment. We treat you like family. Your health is our most important concern. Kona Kohala Health Care Svc. 75-137 Hualalai Road, Kailua-Kona, HI ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT Big Island Chocolate Festival April 28-29 The sixth annual Big Island Chocolate Festival will be held April 28-29 at the Hapuna Beach Prince Hotel in South Kohala. Presented by the Kona Cacao Association, the festival opens April 28 with an update on bringing cacao to the marketplace, and other informative seminars. Tickets for the three seminars on April 28 are $40. A tour of Original Hawaiian Chocolate Factory in Keauhou is $25. Planned Saturday are several chocolate culinary demonstrations that will lead up to the festival gala from 5-9 p.m. on April 29. At the gala, attendees will get to taste sweet and savory creations by chefs, chocolatiers, confectioners and beverage purveyors, plus vote for the People’s Choice Awards. Also on tap will be unlimited pours of fine wines and handcrafted ales, chocolate body painting, entertainment and a silent auction. Event proceeds benefit the ACF Kona Kohala Chefs Association, Kona Dance and Performing Arts, Kona Pacific Public Charter School and Waimea Country School’s Na Keiki Aloha Aina. Tickets for the gala are $109, in addition Continued on page 10 ➠ ➠ Continued from page 4 Cheryl Weinstein watches as David Lima dives into the Hilton Waikoloa’s savory entry at the 2016 Big Island Chocolate Festival at the Hapuna Beach Prince Hotel. LAURA RUMINSKI/WEST HAWAII TODAY ON TV Merrie Monarch Hula Kahiko Competition K-FVE & and online at www.merriemonarch.com/live-streaming/ 6-midnight Info: merriemonarch.com Merrie Monarch Hula Auana Competition K-FVE & and online at www.merriemonarch.com/live-streaming/ 6-1 AM Sunday Info: merriemonarch.com 21


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