Big Island’s Weekend: Festive Fun and Laughter
Choices abound this weekend to see and be seen around the island. Read on and choose a weekend full of laughter, food, festivals and concerts.
Comedy Duo: Andy and Augie
Friday night the comedy kings Augie T., and Andy Bumatai perform at the Aloha Theatre from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m.
These local guys are long-time favorites of kama`aina and have garnered more than chuckles from audiences abroad.
Tickets are $15 in advance, $20 at the door and $25 for VIP tickets. To purchase tickets online visit www.alohatheatre.com and read about this event in further detail in the event section of Big Island Now.
Watch August Wilson’s words play out onstage at the University of Hawai`i at Hilo’s Performing Arts Center on Thursday and Friday at 7:30 p.m., and Sunday at 2 p.m.
Characters will portray the lives and struggles of the displaced and newly freed slaves of 1910.
Tickets are $12 general, $7 discounted and $5 for children. The UHH Performing Arts Center is located at 200 West Kawili St. in Hilo.
Taste of Pahoa
Sample the diverse flavors of Pahoa on Friday during the 2nd annual Puna Culinary Festival from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Wander the shops of Pahoa as they stay open a little later to catch the meandering soul. Prepare to eat and be entertained.
Reserve your table if a seated dining experience is preferred. This stroll through Pahoa’s main street will yield a satisfied tummy.
Kona Coffee Fest: Edible Heritage and Parade
Artists, Kona coffee farmers and community groups present the Festival of Artists and Ethnic Foods on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Makaeo County Pavillion at the Old Airport.
Then at 5:30 p.m., enjoy marching bands, floats and ethnic costumes as they parade down Ali`i Drive from the Royal Kona Resort to the King Kamehameha Courtyard.
To honor our veterans, an all-star lineup of talent takes the stage Saturday at the Pahala Plantation House from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
John Keawe, Moses Kahumoku, Aunty Diana Aki, Sonny Lim, Keoki Kahumoku, James Hill, Bolo, Andy Andrews, Darci Baker, Hope Keawe, Anne Davison, Andy Rising, Kanani Enos and more will perform throughout the day.
The Pahala Plantation House is located at 963207 Maile St. in Ka`u.
The Kona Coffee Cultural Festival comes to a close on Sunday with traditional Hawaiian music, hula and more from 1:30 p.m. at the Sheraton Kona Resort and Spa.
Musicians Aaron Mahi, George Kuo, Stephen Akana and others will be featured this day. Admission is free with a festival button.
The Sheraton Kona Resort and Spa is located at 78-128 Ehukai St. in Keauhou.