(For a more complete listing of events, go to KONAWEB's Big Island Events Calendar).
December 22, 2014
THE NUTCRACKER, A HOLIDAY CLASSIC BALLET - KAHILU THEATRE, WAIMEA
West Hawaii Dance Theatre & Academy is pleased to present "The Nutcracker," a holiday classic ballet at the Kahilu Theatre on Monday, December 22, 2014, at 6:00pm. "The Nutcracker" combines the music of Tchaikowsky with the charming, old world fairy tale based on the original E.T.A. Hoffman story, "The Nutcracker and the King of Mice." Over 50 local dancers and guest dancers from The Maui Academy of Performing Arts will make the ballet come to life. With narration by Barbara Pritchard, the dancers are accompanied by the music of Academy pianist Megumi Kopp and violinist Jamilla Nur. Choreography is by West Hawaii Dance Theatre's Artistic Director Virginia Holte, Co-Director Midori Satoh, and Instructors Jenna Power, Claire "Miss Kitty" Hollinger, Megan Joy Chapman, and Alexis Gaines. Tickets are $25/$20/$15/$10. For more info, call (808) 329-8876, or visit www.kahilutheatre.org.
December 24, 2014
MOKUAIKAUA CHURCH'S CHRISTMAS EVE CANDLELIGHT SERVICE - KAILUA-KONA
Hawaii`s first Christian church (established in 1820) will hold its Christmas Eve Candlelight Service beginning at 8pm, with pre-service caroling under the front arch at 7pm. All are welcome to this beautiful celebration of Jesus' birthday with Christmas hymns and hula. Mokuaikaua Church is located at 75-5713 Alii Drive, across the street from Hulihee Palace. For more info, call 329-0655 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
December 27, 2014
HAWAI`I ISLAND FOOD BASKET BENEFIT CONCERT - KEAUHOU SHOPPING CENTER
This month the event will feature Hawaiian singer/guitarist Mailani at 6pm; Hawaiian band opening at 5:30pm. Admission is 2 cans of food for the Food Basket per person. For each can over 2, get an entry into the raffle for prizes from the event sponsors.
December 28, 2014
THE LADIES OF WAIKU`I AND KONABOB PERFORMING AT THE TALK STORY AT THE SHERATON KONA
The band is on fire! Enjoy them in this rare public performance. They will be joining Kumu Keala Ching and his halau Na Wai Iwi for Ola Mo`o `Olelo O Ke Au, a free talk story presentation featuring music, chant and dance at Pa`akai Point at the Sheraton Kona Resort and Spa at Keauhou Bay. Not to be missed!
December 28, 2014
16th ANNUAL WAILEA VILLAGE ANNUAL MOCHI POUNDING - HAMAKUA
Join what has now become a tradition for many locals & visitors alike at the quiet little plantation village of Wailea, Hakalau. Make traditional rice cakes the "old-fashioned" way. Everyone takes their turn at pounding the glutinous sticky rice for good luck. From 8-2pm; fire building starts at 7 a.m. to steam the rice. Hearty local-style lunch available for $5. New Years crafts & calligraphy, floral arrangements, plantation stories, Okinawan taiko drumming, Hawaiian entertainment & more. Akiko's Buddhist Bed and Breakfast is at the 15-mile marker; Hwy. 19 on the Hamakua Coast, in Hakalau. Call Miss Akiko at (808) 963-6422 or e-mail email@example.com for more info.
(More events can be found on KONAWEB's Big Island Events Calendar).