Big Island’s Weekend: Amahl, Art, Annual Christmas Sales

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Since you’ve survived the sales of Black Friday, how about some artsy relaxation with more sedate shopping and song? Read on and enjoy the holiday activities.

Holiday in Holualoa

A free artsy holiday affair is being hosted at the Donkey Mill Art Center in Holualoa on Saturday November 24. Enjoy songs, art, snacks, tea and live music from 12 noon to 5 p.m.

For more information visit www.donkeymillartcenter.org or call 808-322-3362.

The art center is located at 78-6670 Mamalahoa Highway in Holualoa.

Derby girls in action, photo is courtesy of Paradise Roller Girls.

Derby Girls


The women of the Hilo Bay Bruisers, Volcano Vixens and the Mauna Killahz will make their debut bouts at the Hilo Civic Auditorium on November 24.

The lineup will be Volcano Vixens versus Mauna Killahz at 7 p.m., Hilo Bay Bruisers versus Volcano Vixens at 7:40 p.m., and Mauna Killahz versus the Hilo Bay Bruisers again at 8:20 p.m.

Tickets are $10 at the door and $8 pre-sale. Doors open at 5 p.m. with the Big Island Babes Junior scrimmage at 5:15 p.m.

Tickets can be purchased at CD Wizard, Hilo Town Tavern, Mt. View Village Video, Jungle Love Pahoa, Jeff Hunt Surfboards Pahoa and online at www.paradiserollergirls.com.

Amahl and the Night Visitors


Waimea’s Hawai’i Preparatory Academy will host a night of inspiring musical opera with Amahl and the Night Visitors on November 24, at 7 p.m.

Tickets are $15 for children under 12, $30 general admission, and $35 at the door. For more detailed information read the event coverage on www.bigislandnow.com, or visit www.hawaiiperformingartsfestival.org.

Local Crafters

Looking for local gifts this season? The 30th Annual Christmas Treasures Fair at the King Kamehameha Kona Beach Hotel comes to a close on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Bid on items in the silent auction and peruse wares from local and outer island vendors.

Grounds of King Kamehameha Hotel, courtesy image from King Kamehameha Kona Resort

The King Kamehameha Kona Beach Hotel is located at 75-5660 Palani Road in Kailua-Kona.


Artists Hui in Volcano

Saturday and Sunday volcano artists are inviting everyone into their studios to browse and buy this holiday.

Pottery, raku masks, hand blown art glass, wood & metal sculpture, hand-tooled metal and fiber art, photographs, paintings, drawings and block prints will be on display and are also available for purchase.

Maps to the artists’ studios will be available at local businesses in Volcano Village, as well as at www.VolcanoVillageArtistsHui.com.

Participating Hui members this year include guest artists as well as Lisa Louise Adams, Margaret Barnaby, Pam Barton, Cynee Gillette-Wenner, Mary Goodrich, Emily Herb, Zeke Israel, Michael & Misato Mortara, Elizabeth Miller, Ira Ono, Randy Takaki and Erik Wold.

With the many shopping choices, local art and crafts, music and possible mayhem with the derby girls, this weekend promises something fun for everyone.

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