(For a more complete listing of events, go to KONAWEB's Big Island Events Calendar).
March 7, 2015
WOMEN AND TEEN GIRLS' FREE CLOTHES SWAP - KAILUA-KONA
Bring a bag or two (or more!) of new or gently used clothing (no stains or tears, please), jewelry, shoes, purses and other accessories to share, and go "shopping" for free. Dressing Rooms available; wear bathing suit under clothes for easy try on in the spacious Events Pavilion. Come and go throughout the morning. Thrift store reps may come at noon to take as much as they'd like. Time: 8:00 AM-!2 noon at Grace Community Church, 74-4889 Palani Rd., Kailua Kona. For more information, call 808 326 9580 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
or visit www.gracekona.org.
March 7, 2015
WAIKOLOA `UKULELE FESTIVAL - WAIKOLOA BEACH RESORT
Free `ukulele workshop with Roy Sakuma from 10am-11:30pm in the Hilton Waikoloa Village's Monarchy Ballroom. Festival with live music from 1-7pm at the Kings' Shops and the Queens' MarketPlace. Special Self-parking fee of $ at the Hilton; there is also parking at the Kings' Shops or Queens' MarketPlace - catch the Waikoloa Shopping Trolley - one way $2/roundtrip $4.
March 7, 2015
"LIHAU'S JOURNEY" HULA DRAMA - KAHILU THEATRE, WAIMEA
Featuring keiki to kupuna members of the Beamer Solomon Halau O Po`ohala and special guests Kumu Keala Ching and musician Gary Washburn.
4:30pm Doors open; Showtime 5:30-7:30 p.m. Presentation follows the Beamer-Solomon halau's recently released film by Ari Bernstein about a young
Hawaiian woman's spiritual journey to connect with her cultural roots and the true meaning of the hula. This performance will take audiences on a
similar journey blending video footage with stage performances of both kahiko and auana hula. Conceived of and presented by E Hula Mai Kakou, a
new educational nonprofit to perpetuate and preserve the hula, and in particular, the Beamer-Solomon method of dance and oral cultural tradition. The
performance will explore the halau's multi-generational commitment to empowering children, young teens and adults to find their spiritual center
through the dance disciplines of hula. Accompanied by Russell Paio on lead guitar with Kama Hopkins on rhythm guitar, Ha'i Kelly on bass, and Hula
Loea Hulali Solomon Covington on `ukulele and ipu heke. Special guest musician Gary Washburn will present several piano solos, including the
`ohana's beloved song, Paniau, written by their Great Grandmother Helen Desha Beamer. Cost: $20/Presale; $25/Day of event. For more information,
call 808-938-8620 or email email@example.com.
15th ANNUAL KAMEHAMEHA III TRIBUTE CONCERT - KEAUHOU, KONA
As part of the 15th annualTribute to Kamehameha III, a birthday celebration for Lani Kauikeaouli, Kamehameha Schools proudly presents a free concert featuring some of Hawai`i's brightest music stars at the Sheraton Kona at Keauhou Bay's Hawai`i Lawn. Enjoy music from John Cruz, Natalie Kamauu, Brittni Paiva, Taz Vegas &Frank Taua and Mele`uhane, from 4:30-10pm. The concert is emceed by Jaz and Ka`ea of Kapa Radio's The Bolohead & Babes Show. This year's concert will also serve as a benefit for Mele Murals - a youth
development, arts education, cultural preservation, and community-building project (http://www.melemurals.org/). There will be a live Mele Murals Exhibition by students
from Ke Kula o Ehunuikaimalino, Kanu o ka `Aina and other Hawai`i Island schools. There will be a vendor marketplace with food, books, crafts, apparel, jewelry
and local artists, or you may bid in the silent auction with proceeds benefiting Mele Murals. A free concert shuttle from the Keauhou Shopping Center is available from 4 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. Mats and beach chairs welcomed; no coolers please. Free to the public. For more information, call 808-322-5300 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
or visit http://www.ksbe.edu/kauikeaouli/.
(More events can be found on KONAWEB's Big Island Events Calendar).