In Brief | Arts 2-15-13


Chorale schedules Swing Into Spring

Kona Festivale Chorale announces its 15th annual Swing Into Spring dinner gala, slated Feb. 23 in the Kamakahonu Ballroom at King Kamehameha’s Kona Beach Hotel in Kailua-Kona.

Headlining the event is a live cabaret show featuring an eclectic jazz program with selections including “Sway,” “Blue Skies,” “Long Ago and Far Away” and “Stormy Weather.”

The event also features live music by Bill Noble and Loren Wilken, a silent auction and dinner buffet.

Call 331-1115 for tickets, priced at $70 per person, with tables of 10 discounted 10 percent. The ticket price includes tax and gratuity. For more information, visit konafestivalechorale.org.

Artists reception with Kayton, Wishard slated

The romantic places of Italy have been captured in oil paintings and drawings by Big Island artist Edwin Kayton, who will share his enchantment with the “extraordinary light and lifestyle” of Italy from 4 to 8 p.m. Feb. 23 at Wishard Gallery in the Queens’ MarketPlace.

Kayton is also a student of Hawaiian culture and art, which he expresses in numerous works that celebrate hula, paniolo and spectacular landscapes.

Joining Kayton for the complimentary wine and pupu reception is gallery owner Harry Wishard. The artists will meet with visitors, answer questions and talk story with art lovers.

Wishard recently opened his Queens’ MarketPlace location, where he has been painting almost every day.

For more information, visit harrywishard.com or call 769-5077.

Modern version of Verdi opera screened

Hoku Concert Series and Hollywood Theaters present a modern “Rigoletto,” part of The Met: Live in HD series, at 1 p.m. Saturday at Makalapua Cinemas. Director Michael Mayer will make his Met debut with this “Rat Pack” adaptation of Giuseppe Verdi’s opera, set in 1960s Las Vegas.

Tickets are available at the box office or online at fandango.com or fathomevents.com.