Ukulele Picnic in Hawaii, an annual Honolulu-based festival promoting ukulele and Hawaiian music, announces the seventh annual event will be held Feb. 7 and 8 at Mauna Lani Bay Hotel &Bungalows. The all-day event will feature Grammy and multiple Na Hoku Hanohano awards-winning Hawaiian slack-key guitar masters and ukulele musicians, as well as top ukulele players from Japan. The event is comprised of a hula show and a fundraising concert.
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Genesis Galleries hosts a night of “Artist” during the Culinary Art Under the Stars event and silent auction from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Saturday at its Kings’ Shops Waikoloa location to benefit the culinary arts program at Hawaii Community College — Palamanui. The public is invited to meet two Big Island artists at the gallerly during the event.
Wailoa Center’s Fountain Gallery will present the Minihune Miniatures Club display opening from 5 to 7 p.m. Feb. 6. “Any Town, Anytime” is an exhibit where attendees can see a 1950s peddler’s cart with 15 cent hot dogs next door to a modern day tea shop, around the corner from a Victorian conservatory and just down the street from the Craftsman style house that belongs to a rock ‘n’ roll witch. This collection of creative shops and houses combines different eras, occupations and fantasies.
Ohrlando’s Chamber Ensemble will offer the last concerts of the winter season in February. Mary Collier (on violin and Jing Jing Tsong on violoncello will join Roland Maurer on oboe and bassoon and Ursula Hesse on harpsichord for a Baroque and early classic program. A collection of sonatas and concert pieces from the 18th century in varied combinations of instruments will be performed by the four musicians. Music from Italian, French, German and also Bohemian composers are planned.
Early Music Hawaii presents concert
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March is Youth Art Month and the Waimea Arts Council is inviting students in sixth through 12th grades, in schools or home-schooled, throughout the North and South Kohala and Hamakua districts, to submit works of art to be juried and displayed at the Firehouse Gallery from March 4 through 21.
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While home for the holidays, Alex Siordia was invited by Ian Kitajima to speak at the “Innovation Briefing” by the high-tech industry. Hosted by Oceanit &High Technology Development Corp., the VIP event was held at the Hawaii State Capitol. Rep. Cindy Evans attended with other legislators.
Hawaii Preparatory Academy’s upper school students spent Jan. 19 celebrating and learning more about the many countries and cultures represented at the school during International Day.