10 | FRIDAY, JUNE 16, 2017 BIG ISLAND ENTERTAINMENT SCENE | WEST HAWAII TODAY ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT ➠ Continued from page 5 Augie T. Hula Halau O Kou Lima Nani ‘E will perform in the Volcano Art Center’s Hula Kahiko series on June 24. COURTESY PHOTO/SPECIAL TO WEST HAWAII TODAY Continued on page 11 ➠ Others, such as a once exemplary soldier and Carmen herself, are fatally burned in the intensity pf her passionate life. All performances are at Regal Makalapua Stadium 10. Encore performances start at 7 p.m. on Wednesday. Ticket prices are between $22 and $24 and are available from the box office, www.fandango.com and www.fathomevents.com. Hawaiian music concert with Komakakino Enjoy the sweet falsetto harmonies of Hawaii Island musical group Komakakino on Wednesday at the Kilauea Visitor Center Auditorium within Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. From 6:30 to 8 p.m., these talented young men will share a love of hula, Hawaiian culture, and singing traditional mele (songs) in the Hawaiian language. The concert is part of the park’s ongoing Na Leo Manu “Heavenly Voices” presentations and is free. Info: www.nps.gov/havo. Augie T. to perform in Honokaa “Comedy in the Community” featuring Augie T. comes to Honokaa People’s Theatre on June 23. The show starts at 8 p.m. with seating at 7. Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door and can be purchased at Blaine’s Drive Inn in Honokaa or online at www.augiet.com. Info: www.augiet.com. Hula Kahiko continues June 24 Volcano Art Center’s 2017 Hula Kahiko series continues at 10:30 a.m. on June 24 with a performance by Hula Halau O Kou Lima Nani ‘E under the direction of Kumu Hula Iwalani Kalima. The halau was founded in 1986 to coordinate cultural education programs that benefit Hawaii communities. Students in the halau range from keiki to kupuna and are taught all aspects of the hula tradition including the practice of traditional Hawaiian values. This year, the halau competed in the Merrie Monarch Festival. Kalima was born and raised in Keaukaha Homestead in Hilo. Her hula roots stem back from her greatgrandmother Kapeka, who was a chanter for Queen Liliuokalani, and her grandfather Joseph Nohea Kalima Sr., who composed the famous mele “Hilo Hula.” Kalima began dancing at the age of 8, under the direction of Uncle George Lanakilakeikiahiali’i Na’ope. She graduated and received her na kumu palapala in 1982. Through the tutelage of Uncle George and her family’s upbringing, she developed a deep love for her culture and now devotes her time to continue the preservation of hula. 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 Loke Kamanu and her ohana will share “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. Info: www.volcanoartcenter.org. Film screenings Kealakekua Public Library to show ‘Beauty and the Beast’ The Kealakekua Public Library hosts a free screening of “Beauty and the Beast” today. In the 2017 release, Disney’s animated classic takes on a new form, with a widened mythology and an all-star cast. A young prince, imprisoned in the form of a beast, can be freed only by true love. What may be his only opportunity arrives when he meets Belle, the only human girl to ever visit the castle since it was enchanted. The PG film will be shown from 1 to 3 p.m. Info: 323-7585. ‘Sing’ to be screened Honokaa Public Library will host a free screening of “Sing” on Monday. The PG film, released in 2016, is about a group of anthropomorphic animals that enter a singing competition, hosted by a koala hoping to save his theater. It will be shown from 4 to 6 p.m. Info: 775-8881. Kapaau library hosts family film night North Kohala Public Library hosts a family film night on Monday in Kapaau. From 6 to 8 p.m., the library will screen the “Secret Life of Pets,” a PG-rated film released in 2016. The film is about Max’s life as a favorite pet being turned upside down when his owner brings home a sloppy mongrel named Duke. Info: 889-6655. Classic seafaring film to be shown at VAC A thousand years before Europeans knew the Pacific existed; Polynesian seafarers had explored and settled this vast ocean. Where did they come from and how did they populate one-third of Earth’s surface? Discover how at a film screening of “The Navigators – Pathfinders of the Pacific” from 7 to 9 p.m. on Thursday at Volcano Art Center’s Niaulani Campus in Volcano Village. Thor Heyerdahl believed Polynesians floated into the Pacific from South America on crude rafts, pushed by prevailing winds and currents. But the real story is far more interesting – they sailed against these winds and currents from island Southeast Asia in sophisticated sailing craft, and they navigated vast distances without compass, charts or instruments of any kind, using instead a world of natural signs to guide them. Anthropologist and filmmaker Sam Low’s film tells this story. To shoot the film, he traveled all over the Pacific. DVD copies will be sold after the screening. The evening is part of a once-amonth Thursday night series at the center, focusing on art, Hawaiian culture and the environment. It is free; , a $5 donation is appreciated. Info: 967-8222, www.volcanoartcenter.org.
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