By Wayne Harada
Advertiser Entertainment Editor
Kumu Kahua sets its Kala-bash
Kumu Kahua, Hawai'i's theater specializing in plays with Island themes, will present Kala-bash, a fund-raiser, from 6 to 9:30 p.m. Aug. 19 at Murphy's Bar and Grill, 2 Merchant St. The event will feature contemporary music by the Tribal Poets, complimentary pupu, a no-host bar and a raffle. Party tickets are $5, available from Kumu Kahua. Raffle tickets are $1 and prizes include a $1,000 grand prize, a $500 first prize, Neighbor Island trips, dining certificates, a handcrafted Hawaiian bowl and more. Information: 536-4222.
Gilliom performs Aug. 4 in Hilo
Amy Hana'iali'i Gilliom performs music from her new CD, "Pu'uhonua," at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Palace Theatre in Hilo. Guest artists will be Barry Flanagan, Ernie Cruz Jr. and Jack Ofoia. Orchestra seats are $25, general seats are $20 at the door, $18 in advance at Borders Books, MJS Music, Kope Kope and the theater box office. Information: (808) 934-7777.
Endo and taiko next at Palace
Kenny Endo and his taiko group will give a performance at 2 p.m. Sunday near the Coronation Pavilion at 'Iolani Palace. The free event is part of the Third Annual Living Masters Concert Series co-sponsored by the State Foundation on Culture and the Arts Folk Arts Program, and the Friends of 'Iolani Palace. The concert coincides with Kama'aina Sunday, when free tours of the Palace are available to residents 5 and older. Information: 522-0832.