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Big Island’s Weekend: It’s Sticky and Sounds Awesome

December 28, 2012, 8:42 PM HST
* Updated September 8, 7:06 PM
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Enjoy these last days and nights of 2012 with some wicked aural pleasures and a delightfully sticky sweet cultural exchange.

Pound ‘Em in Hakalau

On December 29, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., get those 2012 aggressions out and create some smooth sticky rice cakes the old fashioned way. If you’re an early riser, help with the fire that steams the day’s rice at 6 a.m.

Akiko's Mochi Pounding, courtesy image from Akiko's B & B.

Akiko’s Mochi Pounding, courtesy image from Akiko’s B & B.

Local lunching and munching will be had, as well as calligraphy, floral arranging, live entertainment and more.

Akiko’s Bed and Breakfast is located at the 15 mile marker on Highway 19 in Hakalau.


Parking is at the Hakalau Veterans Park. Follow the river of people. Call 808-963-6422 for more information.


Noble’s Big Band

Missing that big band sound? On Saturday night enjoy Bill Noble’s Big Island Band as they play compositions by Duke Ellington, Count Basie and more at the Aloha Theatre in Kainaliu.

The show begins at 7 p.m. and tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for students. Visit www.apachawaii.org for more information.



East Hawai'i Cultural Center, photo by Kristin Hashimoto

East Hawai’i Cultural Center, photo by Kristin Hashimoto

Projector Head at the EHCC

Want to escape reality and dive into another?

This play’s protagonist “Jim,” learns that his reality is constructed by projected images, feelings, emotions thoughts and desires from his head. Tickets are $15.

Performances are on December 29, 31 and January 4 and January 5 at 7 p.m. Performances on December 30 and January 6 are at 4 p.m. The East Hawai’i Cultural Center is located in downtown Hilo.

Sumptuous Sounds

Leche de Tigre and special guests will pack the Aloha Theatre on December 30 and New Year’s Eve with their Latin Gypsy funk music.

leche de tigre flierSpecial discounted tickets are available online for the two nights. The online price is $34 for both shows. Visit www.brownpapertickets.com.

Otherwise tickets are $16 in advance and $22 at the door for the performance on Sunday. The NYE performance is $21 pre-sale and $30 at the door.

Doors open at 7 p.m. on the 30th and 7:30 p.m. on the 31st.

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