Weekend Roundup: A Gala Event, Drive-in Movie and Music

July 5, 2012, 9:32 PM HST
* Updated September 8, 7:17 PM
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For the lucky ones with the weekend to play, here are a few fun ideas.

Violinist Chee-Yun at Gala Event

Friday night, world-class violinist Chee-Yun will perform with Ignace “Iggy” Jang and friends from the Hawai’i Performing Arts Festival at the Four Seasons Resort at Hualalai.

For more detailed gala coverage see the full article in the Big Island Now events section. Tickets are $20 and are available through the website at

Drive-In Movie: “American Graffiti”


When was the last time you sat and had a drive-in movie experience? Well, this Saturday night, July 7, “American Graffiti” will be screened at the Civil Air Patrol’s parking lot near the Hilo International Airport.


The movie was released in 1973 and depicts the early 60s in all its muscle and candy car glory. This flick was written and directed by George Lucas. The storyline follows a young group of high school grads out for a final joyride before they leave for college. Richard Dreyfus and Ron Howard star in this PG movie.

This free showing will take place from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. with food and drink available for purchase from vendors on site.

Keola Beamer’s newest CD, Malama Ko Aloha

Keola Beamer at Keauhou Beach Resort 


Hawaiian music greats Keola Beamer and friends such as Jeff Peterson, Kimo Hussey and more will perform in the main ballroom at the Keauhou Beach Resort on July 7.

The pre-show begins at 7 p.m. Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door. For more information visit The Keauhou Beach Resort is located in Kailua-Kona at 78-6740 on Ali’i Drive.

Barry Flanagan of HAPA in Concert

HAPA founder, multiple Na Hoku Hanohano Award winner, Barry Flanagan will perform an intimate concert at the Volcano Art Center’s Niaulani Campus on Saturday.

Flanagan has toured worldwide, recorded and appeared in that rom-com movie with Adam Sandler “Just Go With It,” and appeared as themselves in an episode of Hawai’i 5-0.

Tickets are $27 and are available at The music starts at 7 p.m. but doors open at 6:30 p.m.

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