(For a more complete listing of events, go to KONAWEB's Big Island Events Calendar).
February 6 & 7, 2015
INTERNATIONAL NIGHTS - UNIV. OF HAWAII, HILO
A long-standing tradition at UH Hilo, International Nights showcases performances from cultures around the world. This year's show includes performances from Tahiti, Micronesia, Burma, Philippines, Japan, Solomon Islands, Ireland, Samoa, Kiribati, Palau, Timor-Leste, Papua New Guinea, Marshall Islands and the USA. Time: 7:30-9:30 PM at UH Hilo Performing Arts Center, Hilo. Tickets are available at the UH Hilo Performing Arts Center Box Office Tuesday-Friday from 9 am-1 pm. Cash or checks only (no online, phone or credit/debit card orders). Call (808) 932-7490 for ticket information. Cost: $12 General Admission; $5 Students/Keiki/Seniors. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org
or visit www.hilo.hawaii.edu/international/IN.php.
February 6-8, 2015
2015 BUILDING AND DESIGN EXPO - SHERATON KONA
Browse among over 50 exhibits featuring home design, construction and remodel ideas including home decorating; roofing and decking; flooring and window treatments; kitchen and baths; solar products and more. Vendor booths offer products, services and information relating to the building and improvement of homes, apartments and condos. Time: TBA at Sheraton Kona Resort and Spa Convention Center, Keauhou, Kona. Free to the public. For more information, call 808-329-1758, email email@example.com
or visit http://www.kona-kohala.com/.
February 7, 2015
ANNUAL WAIMEA CHERRY BLOSSOM HERITAGE FESTIVAL - WAIMEA
The festival showcases the 60+ year old cherry trees planted at Church Row Park and the Japanese tradition of viewing them - hanami. The festival includes a variety of activities from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at venues throughout Waimea - look for pink banners identifying site locations from the Parker Ranch Historic Homes on Mamalahoa Hwy. 190 to the Hawaiian Homestead Farmerís Market on Hwy. 19. Enjoy an all day lineup of Japanese and multi-cultural performing arts, plus hands-on demonstrations of bonsai, origami, traditional tea ceremony, and mochi pounding, and a host of colorful craft fairs. Enjoy free shuttle transportation among most venues. For more info, please call 808-961-8706.
February 7, 2015
ART AT THE PAVILION & KITE FESTIVAL BENEFIT - KAILUA-KONA
Presented by the Kona Community Hospital Auxiliary, from 9:30am to 5pm at the Makae`o Pavilion at the Old Airport Beach Park. The admission of $5 (children under 12 free) will be used for purchasing new fetal monitors and bassinets, and for nursing scholarships. The event will feature leading and emerging Big Island artists, and there will be food for sale and free entertainment. For more info, call Kirsten at (808) 937-9163 or visit KCHAuxiliary.org.
February 8, 2015
WHALE WATCH ADVENTURE W/JOHN KEAWE BENEFIT - KAWAIHAE
Purchase a 2 hour whale watch adventure ticket and help support West Hawai`i Community Health Center's mission to make quality, comprehensive and integrated health services accessible to all, regardless of income. Check-in time is noon at Kawaihae Harbor; Tour from 12:30-2:30pm. Famed island slack key guitarist John Keawe will be performing on board. $100 per person. Only 60 seats available. To purchase tickets call Terri at 808-329-0400, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
February 8, 2015
`UKULELE PICNIC - MAUNA LANI BAY HOTEL & BUNGALOWS' KEKAHA LAWN, SO. KOHALA
Grammy and Na Hoku award winners meet Japan's finest! Free admission. Opens at 11am; show begins at 11:30am and will go till sunset. Featuring Mark Yamanaka, John Keawe, Kris Fuchigami, Kohala, Sonny Lim, Kunia Galdeira, Kevin Kealoha, Britain Paiva, Kainani Kahaunaele, Kazuyuki Sekiguchi, Kimiko Wakiyama, Hiroshi Okada, IWAO and more. Food will be available for purchase. For more info, visit www.ukulelepicnicinhawaii.org.
(More events can be found on KONAWEB's Big Island Events Calendar).