(For a more complete listing of events, go to KONAWEB's Big Island Events Calendar).
May 22, 2013
"THE ABCs OF HEPATITIS" LECTURE - WEST HAWAI`I CIVIC CENTER, KONA
From 6-7:30pm, Bldg. G. Free. Presented by Thaddeus Pham, Adult Viral Hepatitis Prevention Coordinator with the Dept. of Health. Some facts: Hawai`i has the highest rate of liver cancer in the U.S.; the leading causes of liver cancer are Hepatitis B and C. Hepatitis B affects 1 out of 10 Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders. Baby boomers (born 1945-65) are at increased risk of Hepatitis C, and are encouraged to be tested. For more info, contact Kona Hospital Foundation at 808-322-4587.
May 24, 2013
HONOKA`A WESTERN WEEK PARADE & BLOCK PARTY
The Western Week Parade will be held at 4:30pm, followed by a Block Party from 6-10:30 pm on Mamane St., with events such as the Best Dressed Saloon Girl Contest, a Best Dressed Cowboy Contest, a banjo/fiddle competition, and food and drink throughout town. Dancing. Free.
May 24, 2013
SUNSET HULA - HAWAI`I VOLCANOES NATIONAL PARK
Time: 6pm. Hula just before the sun goes down, featuring Halau Kahula O Nawahine Noho Pu`ukapu under the direction of kumu hula Ana Nawahine Kaho`opi`i. This inspired outdoor presentation will take place rain or shine at the hula platform located near VAC Gallery in Hawai`i Volcanoes National Park. The audience is encouraged to bring sitting mat and sun/rain gear. This program is supported in part by the County of Hawai`i Department of Research and Development and the Hawai`i Tourism Authority. Event is free (donations welcome); park entrance fees apply. For more info, call (808) 967-8222 or visit www.volcanoartcenter.org
May 25, 2013
HAWAI`I ISLAND COMMUNITY GATHERING; WORLDWIDE MARCH AGAINST MONSANTO - MAKAE`O PAVILION, OLD AIRPORT BEACH PARK
2pm. Panel discussion with Dr. Melissa Yee of Seeds of Truth; Dr. Hector Valenquela of Univ. of Hawai`i Dept. of Agriculture; Mauna o Wakea, Idle No More Hawai`i.
May 25, 2013
RUPERT TRIPP AT KEAUHOU SHOPPING CENTER FREE MONTHLY CONCERT
Rupert Tripp, member of Grammy award-winning group, Kohala, will be this month's featured entertainer. He will perform at 6pm. Admission is two cans of food for the Hawai'i Food Basket, per person. For each can over two, receive an entry win a prize from the sponsors. Bring lawn chairs, as seating is limited. Opening act at 5:30pm is E Ola Hawai'i.
May 30-June 2, 2013
2nd ANNUAL BIG ISLAND JAZZ & BLUES FESTIVAL - MAUNA KEA BEACH HOTEL, KOHALA COAST
Award-winning music; jazz and blues legends. Concerts and a Sunday Jazz Brunch. For more info, call Toll Free 866-977-4589 or visit the website bigislandjazzandbluesfestival.com
June 2, 2013
KEOLA BEAMER AND JEFF PETERSON IN A BENEFIT CONCERT- VOLCANO
Keola Beamer and Jeff Peterson in Concert - with Moanalani Beamer. One is a Hawaiian legend who has stretched the boundaries of slack key guitar music while remaining true to the soul of its deeply Hawaiian roots; the other is a rising star of the next generation of slack key players, who uses the style's open tunings to explore multiple genres with ease and flair. Keola and Jeff are joined by lovely dancer Moanalani Beamer, who brings hula and Hawaiian chants to the stage, and adds musical texture with ancient Hawaiian instruments. Enjoy the beauty and sophistication of Hawaiian guitar in this benefit concert for Volcano Art Center. 2pm matinee; one show only. Tickets $25; no discounts. Sponsored in part by Netcom Enterprises and Kilauea Lodge. At Volcano Art Center's Nialuani Campus (19-4074 Old Volcano Road) in Volcano Village. Tickets can be purchased online at www.volcanoartcenter.org or by phone at 967-8222. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org
June 11, 2013
NORTH KOHALA KAMEHAMEHA DAY CELEBRATION
8:00am Lei Draping at the statue of King Kamehameha in Kapa'au; 9:00am Floral Parade from Downtown Hawi thru Kapa'au; 10:00am-4:00pm, Ho'olaule'a (crafts fair) at Kamehameha Park. For more info, call 808-557-6042 or visit www.kamehamehadaycelebration.org
June 11, 2013
KAMEHAMEHA FESTIVAL - HILO
This festival features features a ho'olaule'a with top Hawai'i recording artists, hula halau, and various cultural presentations. 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. at Moku Ola (Coconut Island) in Hilo. Free. A drug, alcohol and smoke-free event. For more information, visit http://www.kamehamehafestival.org/festival/62/schedule
(More events can be found on KONAWEB's Big Island Events Calendar).