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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Friday, April 21, 2006

Neighbor Islands

Advertiser Staff

The indicates admission is $5 or less, or free. Full-price admission is listed; * denotes discounts (or free) for students, seniors, military, members, children and/or advance purchases. Call venue for details.


"Ke Ala Kupuna (The Ancestral Path)," Harinani Orme leads guided tours of the exhibit of mixed-media paintings, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. today, Volcano Art Center; free (park entrance fees apply). (808) 967-7565.

Merrie Monarch Festival, with entertainment at noon at Hawaii Naniloa Resort and the Hilo Hawaiian Hotel, arts and crafts, and hula competition (sold out) at Edith Kanaka'ole Tennis Stadium; repeats Saturday. www.merriemonarchfestival.org.

"Steel Magnolias," production by the Aloha Performing Arts Company, 7:30 p.m. today, Aloha Theatre, Kainaliu, Kona; repeats 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 2:30 p.m. Sundays through April 30; $15*. www.apachawaii.org, (808) 322-1648.

6th annual Coral Reef Awareness Day, celebration of Earth Day, with educational activities about coral and other marine life, keiki games and prizes, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Kahalu'u Beach Park, Kona; free. (808) 329-2861.

Dietrich Varez signs his art works and books, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Volcano Art Center; free (park entrance fees apply). (808) 967-7565.

Craig Morgan and Neal McCoy, country-western stars in concert, 8 p.m. Saturday (doors open at 6 p.m.), Hilton Waikoloa Village's grand ballroom; $50*, $60*. (808) 886-1234.

Concert to Honor Prince Albert, music and hula from the Merrie Monarchs and halau Na Pua Ui O Hawai'i, 4 p.m. Sunday, Hulihe'e Palace, Kona; free, bring a mat or chair. (808) 329-1877.

Cindy Sheehan, talk by the Iraq war protester, 6:45 p.m. Monday, Aloha Theatre, Kainaliu, Kona; $7, sponsored by the Aloha Committee. (808) 322-2122.

Movies Under the Stars, films screened at 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Kings' Keaka at the Waikoloa Kings' Shops, Kohala Coast; $5*, bring blankets and lawn chairs. (808) 886-8811.

"Bang Bang You're Dead," showing of William Mastrosimone's film, 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aloha Theatre, Kainaliu, Kona; free. (808) 322-2122.

"Oasis of the Pacific," documentary on the endangered ecosystems in Hawaiian waters, 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Aloha Theatre, Kainaliu, Kona; free. (808) 322-2122.


"Sweeney Todd," production of the musical by Maui Onstage, 7:30 p.m. today, Iao Theater, Wailuku; for adult audiences; continues 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 5 p.m. Sundays through April 30; $20 evenings, $15 matinees. (808) 242-6969.

Damian Marley, reggae, hip-hop and R&B concert, 7:30 p.m. today (gates open at 5:30 p.m.), A&B Amphitheater, Maui Arts & Cultural Center; $35. (808) 242-7469.

Craig Morgan and Neal McCoy, country-western stars in concert, 7:30 p.m. today, Castle Theater, Maui Arts & Cultural Center; $39, $44, $49. (808) 242-7469.

4th annual Earth Day Celebration, information booths on conservation, Hawaiian species, plant sale, craft demonstrations and sale, games and entertainment, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Maui Nui Botanical Gardens, Kahului; free. (808) 249-2798.

Keiki Hula, rotating performances by local halau, 1 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, Lahaina Cannery; free. (808) 661-5304.

Totally Jazz, Emil Richards, percussionist and composer, performs original works, with the Maui Jazz Quartet followed by classical organ music by James Warren, 3 p.m. Sunday, Studio Maluhia, Waihe'e; $8*, presented by Ebb & Flow Arts. (808) 876-1854.

"Sir! No Sir!," documentary film about GIs protesting during the Vietnam War, 6:30 p.m., followed by a talk by Iraq war protester Cindy Sheehan, 8 p.m. Sunday, Castle Theater, Maui Arts & Cultural Center; sponsored by the Maui Film Festival, Maui Peace Action, Annie and Willie Nelson and others; $10 or MFF Passport click for film (free for students, 18 and younger); no charge for Sheehan's talk. (808) 242-7469, (808) 572-3456.

Willie K, traditional and contemporary Hawaiian songs and katchi-katchi music, 9:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m. Monday, Hapa's Nightclub, Kihei; $7 cover charge. (808) 879-9001.

"Joyeaux Noel (Merry Christmas)" (French, German and English with English subtitles), R-rated film about soldiers on the battlefield during World War I who hold a Christmas cease-fire and celebration, 5 and 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Castle Theater, Maui Arts & Cultural Center; part of the Maui Film Festival; $10*. (808) 242-7469, (808) 572-3456.

Masters of Hawaiian Slack Key Concert, hosted by George Kahumoku Jr. with guest Cyril Pahinui, 6 and 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua indoor amphitheater; $30 kama'aina, $40 general. (808) 669-3858.

Benoit JazzWorks, 7-9:30 p.m. Thursdays, WM The Restaurant, Honokowai Marketplace; no cover charge. (808) 667-7898.

"The Songmaker's Chair," Honolulu's Kumu Kahua Theatre presents a play with adult themes by Albert Wendt about a Samoan family, 7:30 p.m. Thursday, McCoy Studio Theater, Maui Arts & Cultural Center; repeats 7:30 p.m. April 28-29; $20*. (808) 242-7469.


"Seven Brides for Seven Brothers," performance by the Kaua'i Performing Arts Center, 7 p.m. today, Kaua'i War Memorial Convention Hall; 4 p.m. Sunday, 7 p.m. April 28-30; $12*. (808) 651-2417.

Cupiit Yuratet, native Alaskandrummers and dancers, in conjunction with Culture & Diversity Week, 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Kaua'i Community College; free.

Shane August, Dennis and David Kamakahi, performance of Hawaiian music for the E Kanikapila Kakou 2006, 6-9 p.m. Monday, Island School Main Hall, Puhi; free. (808) 245-2733.