Entertainment

‘Winter Wonderland’ comes to Kahilu Theatre

The Prince Dance Company presents “Winter Wonderland: Holidays Celebrations from Around the World” at Waimea’s Kahilu Theatre on Dec. 11 at 4 p.m.

Grammy winner and Lifetime Achievement honoree Kahumoku talks about his future

George Kahumoku received the Hawaiʻi Academy of Recording Artists’ 2022 Lifetime Achievement Award. In this interview, Kahumoku describes a Hawaiian culture that nurtured his life as a musician, his artistic routine, and the “accident” that made winning Grammys possible. Maui Now writer Gary Kubota interviews him.

Hawai’i Care Choices to host free Season of Light celebration

Hawaiian Santa and one of his elves will make a special appearance during this year’s Season of Light celebration hosted by Hawai‘i Care Choices.

Public invited to experience a World of Magic at Hilo’s historic Palace Theater

The free performance will feature magician Alexander the Amazing, contortionist Artemis and young music talents from Puna Taiko.

Art meets climate change activism in “Deliquesce” exhibit

An opening reception is scheduled Friday for the new exhibit at East Hawai‘i Cultural Center in Downtown Hilo.

Waimea Christmas Twilight Parade to have new, longer route

The 62nd annual installment of the procession is this Saturday.

Friends of Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park invites Big Island to Holidays in Kahuku

The free community event is this weekend and will feature crafts, food, music and more.

Celebrate holidays with music: Kona Aloha Singers to hold holiday concert

The Kona Aloha Singers will hold a holiday concert — Holiday Aloha — at the Courtyard by Marriott King Kamehameha Kona Beach Hotel on Dec. 3.

N2 Dance presents ‘Willy Moon and the C.H.O.C.O.L.A.T.E. Factory’

The production is scheduled for Dec. 1 and 2 at Hilo’s historic Palace Theater.

Hilo Christmas parade returns in full glory on Nov. 26

A glorious glow of thousands of twinkling and steadily shining bright lights will again bathe Downtown Hilo in holiday spirit on Saturday with the return of a yuletide tradition.A glorious glow of thousands of twinkling and steadily shining bright lights will again bathe Downtown Hilo in holiday spirit on Saturday with the return of a yuletide tradition.

Historic Kailua Village celebrating holiday season with tree lighting, concert, parades

The holiday season begins in Kailua Village with a tree lighting on Nov. 25 that features a special musical performance by Kapulanakēhau Tamure and keiki hula performances.

Grand Naniloa Hotel Hilo to celebrate Polynesian culture with special lūʻaus Nov. 21 and Dec. 26

The events will pay tribute to the music, hula and the variety of dynamic Polynesian cultures that inhibit the Island of Hawaiʻi and community of Hilo.

Hear ye, hear ye! First Honoka‘a Renaissance Faire cometh

The all-day faire will host an array of wondrous sights from local artisans peddling crafted wares and meals, medieval-themed games for all ages, a garden for parched guests to refresh themselves with mead or ale, and a stage with arts.

Holiday food drive kicks off at South Kohala resort

Hawaiʻi Island community members are invited to support The Food Basket now through Dec. 22

Yes, those were witches you saw paddling around Hilo Bay

Pointy hats and other witchy wardrobe were the norm. Even a skeleton and a glittery orange-and-black spider were part of the festivities.

Finding roots: Why is a man dressed as a 7-foot tree in Kona?

In Kona, people do double takes when they see a 7-foot towering green creation of spray foam, cardboard, two-by-fours, silicon and fake plants — and realize a real person is inside.

Hilo’s Pink Out Color Run this weekend to support Breast cancer awareness

The American Cancer Society’s fifth annual 5K Pink Out Color run is coming up this Saturday.

Kona Community Aquatic Center to close for facility upgrades

The Kona Community Aquatic Center near Old Kona Airport Park will temporarily close for a large facility upgrade project.

‘Freedom of Expression’ : Drag Performers More Than Just Pride Month

They are the quintessential image of Pride Month — almost like mascots for the LGBTQ+ community. They come in all shapes and sizes, each as diverse and colorful as the outfits and makeup they wear.

Hundreds Turn Out For 10th Anniversary Pride Parade, Festival

Anyone searching for a rainbow Saturday, June 25, on the Big Island only had to look as far as downtown Hilo.
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