Big Island’s Weekend: Drums, Dance and Custom Displays
by Kristin Hashimoto
This weekend choose from the thunderous beats of the On Ensemble, hula tribute and dizzying visual display of classic and custom cars and motorcycles.
Sixth Annual Tribute to the King
King David Kalakaua is credited with re-establishing and cultivating Native Hawaiian practices and arts. On Saturday, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., watch modern and traditional hula by local halau, as well as halau from Japan and Europe.
Admission is free at the Keauhou Shopping Center. Local art, crafts and food will be available for purchase at the event.
Three workshops are offered on today from 1 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. For more information on the workshops visit www.emauanakahula.org. Cost is $50 for all three workshops or, $20 each. Space is limited.
The Keauhou Shopping Center is located at 78-6831 Ali`i Dr. in Kailua-Kona.
Rev it Up
At the Lanihau Center in Kona on Saturday from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. dozens of classic cars and motorcycles will be on display in the parking lot fronting Palani Road.
This free exhibition turns altruistic with the island’s Food Basket accepting donations onsite. Anyone who donates to the Food Basket is entered in the night’s prize giveaways. For more information visit www.lanihau.com.
The Lanihau Center is located at 75-5595 Palani Rd. in Kailua-Kona.
Queens’ Marketplace Lights Up
Live bands, giveaways and other festivities herald in the holiday season with a turn of the switch, as the mall lights up with thousands of winking lights.
On Saturday fom 3 p.m. to 8 p.m., the site’s Coronation Pavillion will be the backdrop for the sounds of The Kupuka‘as and Mystik Rhythmz’ and Life in Pursuit.
For more information, visit www.QueensMarketPlace.net, or call 886-8822. The Queens’ Marketplace is located at 69-201 Waikoloa Beach Drive in Waikoloa.
The On Ensemble exhibits their wickedly good percussive ability at the Pacific Arts Center at the University of Hawai’i at Hilo on Saturday at 7:30 p.m.
This four-man wonder of group drumming skill and rhythm rocks a world fusion music vibe. Tickets are $20 general and are available at the box office.
The University of Hawai`i at Hilo PAC is located at 200 West Kawili St. in Hilo.
Kohala ‘Aina Festival
Enjoy a lazy Sunday with kalua fresh from the imu, presentations and demonstrations from cultural and agricultural experts, keiki activities and more.
A $20 ticket, or suggested donation, supports the Hawaii Institute of Pacific Agriculture’s youth and community education initiatives.
This is a zero waste event, so bring your own utensils cup and plate. For more information and/or tickets, visit www.hipagriculture.org. Event is located at 53-496 ‘Iole Rd. in Kapa’au.