Category Archives: Music and Theater

Wiliwili Festival Sept 12 Waikoloa Stables

Waikoloa Dry Forest Initiative presents the 5th annual Wiliwili Festival 9/12 at the Waikoloa Stables from 9 am to 3 pm. Keiki activities, forest tours, music, local vendors, native plant giveaway, silent auction.

Family Fun Day in Waimea Feb 7, 2015

The Kahilu Theatre celebrates the blooming of the cherry blossoms in Waimea and honors the age-old Japanese tradition of hanami, or “cherry blossom viewing party,” with free entertainment and hands-on activities, for a fun and interactive “open house.
Guests will be invited to the chanayu, or Japanese tea ceremony, to try their hand at origami, feather lei-making and ikebana (Japanese flower arranging), and even to learn hanafuda – card playing.  Live music on the lyre, flute, guitar and keyboards will accompany dance and song.  This event is part of the Cherry Blossom Festival that takes place throughout the town, and nearly 150 craft booths will surround the theatre in the Parker Ranch Shopping Center.The Theatre stage will be full of dance and acting classes throughout the day.  Hula, ballet, hip hop, acting games, contemporary dance and breakdance lessons will be free and “drop-in”, and offered for all ages.  A new class starts every hour.  The Kahilu also will provide Hula Hoops, Pavement Chalk and seating outdoors.  Jodini Hawaii will amaze with his magic show and balloons at 1pm, and the Voyager Exhibit from Na Kala Waa celebrates the Makali’i voyaging canoe, featuring photographs and mementos from the period of its construction and primary ocean voyages.  The Voyager Exhibit also includes an updated giant world map, showing the route of the Worldwide Voyage of Hōkūle‘a, and past voyages of both Hōkūle‘a and Makali’i. 

On The Stage at Kahilu Theatre:   Free Classes!!

Beginnner’s Hula 9:30-11:00am
Contemporary Dance 11:00-11:45am
Hip Hop 12:00-12:45pm
Break Dancing 1:00-1:45pm
Acting 2:00-2:45pm

Music in the Gallery
Magician in the Gallery

For more information, go to—Cherry-Blossom-Festival

Polynesian Cultural Festival Jan 19th at The Shops at Mauna Lani

Come and experience the Islands of Hawai`i, Tahiti, Samoa and Aotearoa during our Polynesian Cultural Festival at The Shops at Mauna Lani.

Play fun Hawaiian games such as Ulu Maika (Lawn Bowling) and Konane (Checkers).  Join in on the Tahitian Drumming or weave a coconut leaf headband and spin the Samoan Fire Knife.  You can also get your face painted like a Maori warrior.  Learn how to do dance hula and twirl the Maori poi balls as they have lessons for keiki (children) and adults alike.

Delicious Gourmet foods, including Kona Dogs, Sweet Eatz Gelato, Cupcakes and Manuela’s made-to-order Malasadas are available to tempt your taste buds along with their fine restaurants Tommy Bahama, Monstera Noodles & Sushi, Under The Bodhi Tree and Ruth’s Chris Steak House.

The highlight of the evening is their famous 30 minute Polynesian Hula and Fire Knife Dance show followed by souvenir picture taking with the performers of Te `E`a O Te Turama.

The festival happens monthly every third Monday of each month from 5:30pm to 8:00pm.

Chanukah Celebration Dec 20 at The Shops at Mauna Lani

Come to the Chanukah Celebration. Everyone is invited. Bring the kids.

Saturday Dec 20 4:00 pm to 7:30 pm

at The Shops at Mauna Lani

Free Admission

  • Sing and dance to live music by Kona’s Traveling Jewish Wedding Band
  • Yiddish hula by Na Kupuna O Kona Ali’i
  • Dance the “Chanukah Hula” with us
  • Bring Menorahs to light
  • Play Dreydles with Chanukah Gelt
  • Craft painting for kids with Antoinette Sharfin
  • Yummy latkes for sale
  • Bring potluck to share


Congregation Kona Beth Shalom

An Unplugged Christmas Dec 24

Join Abundant Life Ministries for an “Unplugged Christmas,” a children’s musical service for Christmas Eve.

Wednesday, Dec 24 at 7:00 pm-8:15 pm

Waikoloa Elementary & Middle School

68-1730 Ho’oko Street, Waikoloa, HI, 96738

For information, call 808 883-9512