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This Weekend: Make A Date With the Big Island

Posted January 11, 2013, 04:34 PM HST Updated January 11, 2013, 10:47 PM HST
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Inna Vision, image courtesy of IV

There’s a practical solution when the world goes a bit dark and making sense of the crazies in it gets to be a practice in crazy-makin: Go out.

Spend precious time laughing with those you want to hug tight, share a basket of fries with, and get to know better. Just do it.

Head Trip to The Wall

The ‘Imiloa Astronomy Center offers digital escapism for an hour with their rendering of Pink Floyd’s album, The Wall.

Let the aural waves wash over you while eyes and brain take in the colors, patterns and movements of the music.

thewallhomeslide Friday night lights starts at 7 p.m. and costs $10, or $8 for members.

Ho`o the Laule`a

Pack up the kids and have them exhaust some of their energy at the University of Hawai’i at Hilo’s Ho`olaule`a this Saturday from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. This free event will have a lot of activities to keep the keiki busy.

There will be food, entertainment, water slide and games. This free event takes place in the Performing Arts Center parking lot at the UHH.

Return to the Roots: After-Party

Parents, you did great. Your kids are tuckered out from their play-day at the UHH Ho’olaule’a.

Inna Vision, image courtesy of IV

Inna Vision, image courtesy of IV

So, tuck the keiki in, leave the sitter with some pizza, and have some adult fun at the Hilo Town Tavern with Inna Vision.

The Saturday night show begins at 10 p.m. The $10 helps the band raise funds for a 70-day nationwide tour.

The tavern is located at 168 Keawe Street in Hilo.

Park it at the Bowl

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By now, you all know, Chicago is here on the island this Saturday January 12. Ticket prices vary, and for the lucky kama’aina, there’s an appreciated discount.

Buy your way into the show by going online at www.waikoloanights.com, www.ticketmaster.com and get the discount by entering “kamaaina” in the code box.

Chicago-Poster-4-900pxThe show starts at 7:30 p.m. at the Waikoloa Bowl at Queens’ Gardens.

For the Artsy

Got a lover of Broadway in the house? Is someone singing show tunes in the shower and running the hot water cold?

Well, treat them, or yourself to a night of fundraising at the Aloha Theatre Saturday January 12 at 6 p.m.

Nosh on some pupus, stoke that competitive fire and bid on items in the live and silent auction. Fancy yourself a thespian? One of the items up for taking is a walk-on role in one of their productions.

Tickets are $75 each. Visit www.apachawaii.org for more information.Theatre is located at 79-7384 Mamalahoa Highway in Kainaliu.

To Wind-Down, Take a Stroll

Sigh. Lazy Sundays are near mythical to all the workaholics out there. Say nay to the work and chores that never end, and aye, to a little walk through Kona town.

Play tourist along Ali’i Drive for a few hours and pass the time exploring the shops, cafes and art.

Kokua-Kailua-largeThis monthly walkabout starts from 1 p.m. and ends around 6 p.m. on January 13.

Stop by the Hulihee Palace to enjoy some live music on the lawn at 4 p.m.

You know as well as anyone, that the work and chores will still be there where you left it.

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