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Big Island’s Weekend: Party in Downtown, Free Plants, Coffee and More

November 2, 2012, 5:01 PM HST
* Updated September 8, 7:10 PM
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While choosing your weekend plans, taking part in, avoiding or showing shaka to sign wavers and would be civil servants, remember what’s most important. Make time for fun.

Black and White Night

The 12th Annual Black and White Night begins at 5 p.m. and ends at 9 p.m. tonight, Friday November 2, in downtown Hilo.

Stroll the walkways, participate in the treasure hunt, peruse the art, listen to live music and dance in the streets.

For those that don’t want the night to end, attend a special Black, White and Gold Ball at 8 p.m. to midnight.

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Enjoy desserts, coffee and pupus with a no host beer and wine bar at Kaikodo.

Kaikodo’s no host bar for the Black, White and Gold Ball, photo by Kristin Hashimoto

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A ticket for this benefit event is $50 at the door. Kaikodo is located at 60 Keawe Street in Hilo. Visit www.downtownhilo.com for more information.

Benefit Concert With Ledward Ka’apana

Slack key artist and 2011 National Heritage Fellowship Recipient awardee Ledward Ka’apana, will perform November 3, with friends in Waimea from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Kanu o ka ‘Aina New Century Public Charter School.

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This fundraiser will support the KALO arts program.

Tickets are $15 general and $9 for youth aged 4-12. Keiki 3 and younger are free. Ticket price includes a chili and rice dinner. Event planners request that coolers stay home.

Tickets are available at Mama’s House Thrift Shop and 12 Step Bookstore, or Kanu o ka Aina School. Call the school at 808-887-1117.

In addition to the concert on campus, enjoy the holiday arts market from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Ledward Ka’apana, slack key artist, image is courtesy of L.K.

The Kanu o ka ‘Aina New Century Public Charter School campus is located at 64-1041 Hi’iaka Street in Kuhio Village in Waimea.

The Kona Coffee Cultural Festival: Miss Kona Coffee

This annual food festival begins on November 2nd and ends November 11. On Saturday November 3, watch as young women vie for scholarship money and the titles of Miss Kona Coffee, Miss Aloha Hawaii and Teen Miss Kona Coffee.

The doors open at 5:30 p.m. with the pageantry

starting at 6:30 p.m. at the Sheraton Kona Resort and Spa. Tickets are $30 each. While in Kona town take a Holualoa Village Coffee and Art Stroll from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Visit the shops, take in the art, trinkets and more.

The Sheraton Kona Resort and Spa is located at 78-128 Ehukai Street Kailua-Kona. For more information visit http://konacoffeefest.com for a schedule of events. Entry into festival events is granted with a one-time purchase of a $3 event button.

Arbor Day Plant Giveaway

From 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., receive native shrubs and trees for free at the Amy B.H. Greenwell Garden in Captain Cook on November 3 and November 4. Limit two plants per family and while supplies last.

Participate in guided tours and watch as woodworkers display their skills and talents. Call 323-3318 for more information.

The Amy B.H. Greenwell Garden is located at 82-6188 Mamalahoa Highway in Captain Cook.

Wine, Cheese and Chocolate Benefit

Hilo Medical Center Foundation’s 10th Annual Benefit event will take place Sunday November 4, at the Hilo Hawaiian Hotel’s Moku Ola Room from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Tickets are $55 in advance and $65 at the door. There will be live and silent auctions, and physicians playing wait-staff at this benefit.

Learn how to taste and pair wine at this noteworthy event.

For more information visit www.hilomedicalcenterfoundation.org, or call, 935-2957 for ticket information. The Hilo Hawaiian Hotel is located at 71 Banyan Drive in Hilo.

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