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❖ H A P P E N I N G S ❖ “The Rocky Horror Picture Show”

Black & White Night

Friday – Monday, Oct. 28 – 31 Kainaliu Aloha Theater presents a Halloween cult classic. That sweet transvestite and his motley crew return to do the Time Warp again! Complete with sass from the audience, cascading toilet paper and an array of other audience participation props, this deliberately kitschy rock ‘n’ roll, sci-fi gothic is more fun than ever. 7:30 p.m. Tickets $17 – $20. Reservations recommended; sales also at the door one hour prior to show time. Order online 808.322.9924 or email

Friday, Nov. 4 Hilo Downtown Hilo’s biggest strolling party with numerous live music venues, fashion shows, a treasure hunt, free food, author and artist receptions. Everyone dresses in black and white, from shorts and T-shirts to gowns and suits to enter the “Best Dressed Black & White Contest” for cash prizes. 5 – 10 p.m. Free. 808.935.8850 or

“Kulanihako`i: Living Waters” Saturday, Oct. 29 Waimea 
 New hula drama featuring Kumu Hula Hokulani Holt at Kahilu Theatre. Drawing from epic Hawaiian myths over 2,000 years old to depict the many facets of water and its continuous relationship with the ocean, land and sky are told through the eyes of contemporary Native Hawaiians through hula kahiko, traditional chant, music and dramatic interpretation. 8 p.m. Ticket prices range from $25-$60. Box Office: 808.885.6868.

Halloween Pet Walk

COMING IN NOVEMBER Moku o Keawe International Hula Festival Nov. 3 – 5 Waikoloa Beach Resort A multi-day event celebrating the hula and its arts, this festival features hula hālau (troupes) from Hawai‘i, Japan and elsewhere competing in kūpuna (senior), kahiko (ancient) and ‘auana (modern) divisions. Master instructors teach workshops and cultural classes. Waikoloa Beach Marriott Resort. 808.886.8822 or

Nov. 4 – 6 Captain Cook “Kalai” means carving in Hawaiian, and this event offers expert stone and wood carvers on site making poi boards and stones. Watch and learn about the tools, materials and process. Free. 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Nov. 4 and 5; 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Nov. 6 at Amy B.H. Greenwell Ethnobotanical Garden, Hwy. 11 in Captain Cook. 808.323.3318 or

Kona Coffee Cultural Festival Nov. 4 – 13 Throughout Kona Since its inception in 1970, the Kona Coffee Cultural Festival’s mission has been to preserve, perpetuate and promote Kona’s 180year coffee heritage. This year’s celebration offers nearly 50 events including tastings, art exhibits, cupping competition, farm tours, contests, parades, sporting events and special events. 808.326.7820 or

Big Island Fall Arts Festival Exhibit

Nov. 4 – 23 Hilo This show highlights the creativity and talent in all media of top Hawai‘i Island artists, now in its 35th year. You can meet the artists on Friday, Nov. 4 from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. at an opening reception. Otherwise the show is open in three galleries from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. daily at the East Hawai‘i Cultural Center. Free. Call 808.961.5711 or visit

Holualoa Village Coffee and Art Stroll Saturday, Nov. 5 Holualoa The Holualoa Village Coffee Stroll is a part of the annual Kona Coffee Cultural Festival. Sample estate- grown Kona coffee from two dozen local farms at art galleries and roadside shops along Hwy. 180 in this mountainside artists’ community. Gifts, a keiki art contest, live music and more. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. 808.322.8484 or


Sunday, October 30 Hilo
 Hawai‘i Island Humane Society organizes this fun, family-friendly Halloween weekend event. Registration 8 a.m., walk 9 a.m. Meet at Queen Lili‘uokalani Park. Contests and prizes. Walkers with or without pets are urged to raise pledges and support Hawai‘i Island Humane Society. Raise $50 or more in pledges and get a free tee shirt! to create your own or team fundraising page. 808.329.1175.

Kalai Open House

September-October 2011  
September-October 2011