Exotic Dinner Show and Market on April 23

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Fusion belly dancer and choreographer Myra Krien. Photo courtesy of Mauna Lea Studios.

Need to spice things up a bit? Enjoy an exciting evening of music, exotic food, live performances and crafts at The Edible World Institute in Kona on Sunday, April 23, from 5 to 11 p.m.

The fun will begin at 5 p.m. with a Gypsy Night Market featuring crafts, arts, fashions and other imports from 20 local vendors. There will be also be a refreshments oasis and aromatic hookah lounge courtesy of Hale Hookah in Hilo. Get your fortune told, find exotic new jewelry, and get a henna tattoo all in the same place. Admission to the market is free.

The Spice Box Dinner Show follows at 6 p.m., featuring the legendary fusion belly dancer and visionary choreographer Myra Krien. Krien and her dance company,  as well as several special guests will perform five acts highlighting different parts of the world like India and Egypt.


Bliss Magazine writes, “Within a few minutes of meeting Myra, you know you are in the presence of a different kind of poet, a body poet, a woman who teaches you how to enter the world in every way, using your mind, certainly, but also your heart, your soul, your rhythm.”

An exotic five course meal prepared by The Edible World Institute’s culinary school will compliment the Dinner Show with spicy, fragrant flavors from around the world. Tickets for the The Spice Box Dinner Dhow are $30 general admission and $40 VIP front row seating, available for purchase online or at the door (cash only).

DJ Eyal Fitoussi will lead a Latin Dance Party after dinner, spinning the lively rhythms of salsa and world music starting at 8:30 p.m. Admission is $10 at the door.


The Edible World Institute–located at 75-5699 Kopiko Street in Kona–is a community-supported, food-focused educational organization. Its purpose is to teach people how to cook and share food, with an emphasis on locally-grown cuisine and Hawaiian culture.


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