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Big Island’s Weekend: It’s Pink, Toxic and Yet Peaceful

October 5, 2012, 11:50 AM HST
* Updated September 8, 7:12 PM
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Ready for the weekend? Or, are you wondering what this island has to offer? Read on for some weekend possibilities.

Girls Night Out

Breast cancer awareness month kicks off tonight, Friday October 5, with fun and pampering at the Kanu o ka ‘Aina New Century Public Charter School in Kamuela at 6 p.m.

This free event offers women an evening of massage, dinner, acupuncture, hairstyling, manicures and breast cancer education.

The Kanu o ka ‘Aina New Century Public Charter School is located at 64-1043 Hi’iaka Street Kamuela.

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Toxic Avenger: The Musical

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Not only in imaginings can something so quirky come to the Kona stage. October 5, enjoy the premiere of Toxic Avengers, an adaptation of the cult classic film.

The story revolves around an idealistic scientist turned superhero, who vows to clean up the town’s toxic waste and beat the bad guys.

Lyrics and music are by Bon Jovi band members, David Bryan and Joe DiPietro.

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Tickets are $20 for adults, $17 for seniors and young adults aged 18-25, and $10 for children aged 4-10. Visit www.apachhawaii.org for more information and ticket purchase.

The musical will run on Friday, Saturday and Sunday through October 20 at the Aloha  Theatre. Tonight’s performance begins at 7:30 p.m. Get another shot at seeing this theatrical rendering tomorrow night at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 2:30 p.m.

The theater is located at 79-7384 Mamalahoa Highway in Kainaliu.

Moku ‘Ola, photo by Kristin Hashimoto

Find Peace at Coconut Island

An International day of peace finds a place here in Hilo at Moku ‘Ola, otherwise known as Coconut Island, on Saturday October 6, at 10 a.m.

Artists, musicians, craftspeople and more will be on the little island adjacent to the Queen Liliuokalani Gardens to share their love and peaceful awareness.

Enjoy multi-cultural food offerings and be entertained with live music, demonstrations and more.

Parking is limited and slots at Coconut Island will be reserved for vendors and those needing special ADA accommodations. Others are encouraged to utilize street parking and carpool.

Kupukupu Benefit Concert

Miloli’i Beach Park turns into a live music and ‘ono food venue on Saturday October 6, at 12 noon to 10 p.m.

Join Diana Aki, Kahinu Lee, Maka Gallenger, To’a Here Tahitian, The Steppas and many more as they help raise funds for students from Miloli’i.

There will be beverages, food and arts and crafts available for purchase throughout the day. Tickets are $15 pre-sale and $20 at the door. Children 12 and younger get in free with one canned good donation.

Tickets can be purchased at Oshima’s in Kainaliu and Lanihau, and Conscious Riddims Records in Kainaliu.

Miloli’i Beach Park is located at 89-1151 Miloli’i Road in Captain Cook.

 

 

 

 

 

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