In Brief | Arts 3-1-13


‘Parsifal’ at the Met broadcast Saturday

Hollywood Theaters and Hoku Concert Series present Richard Wagner’s final masterpiece, “Parsifal,” live in high definition, directly from the Met, at noon Saturday.

Tickets for the screening at Makalapua Cinemas are available at the box office or online at fathomevents.com.

An encore evening broadcast is slated for 6:30 p.m. March 20.

APAC offers spring theater classes

Aloha Performing Arts Company’s theater education department is offering classes for all ages this spring. Each class culminates in a free public performance, generally at the theater.

Robin Baker will teach a class for 4- to 7-year-olds from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Mondays, April 8 to 29, at the Aloha Theatre. Tuition is $40. Baker, who played Dorothy in APAC’s “The Wizard of Oz,” is a first-grade teacher well-versed in education for the very young.

APAC artistic director Jerry Tracy will lead his Tuesday Trouper class for 8- through 12-year-olds from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Tuesdays, March 26 through April 30, at the theater. The class focuses on developing and honing performing skills; tuition is $60.

Felicity Johnson will offer an Intergenerational Acting Class for all ages from 2 to 4 p.m. Thursdays beginning March 7 at the theater. Tuition is $10 per session.

In addition, Sue Boyum continues to lead weekly meetings of the Aloha Teen Theatre at the APAC Loft in Kainaliu from 4 to 6 p.m. Fridays. Teens may join at any point.

For more information or to register, visit alohatheatre.com or call 322-9924.

Kona Coffee Festival seeking artwork

The Kona Coffee Cultural Festival, now in its 43rd year, is calling all artists and announcing the launch of the 2013 festival art contest. The design entry should feature the festival’s 2013 theme, “Kona In Your Cup.”

The winning design will be featured on all official 2013 festival merchandise including the festival button, event poster and 2013 T-shirt. Other applications for the artwork chosen will be the festival magazine cover, website and other promotional materials.

Artists are encouraged to be inspired by this year’s theme and no typography should be included in their art entry.

Artists of traditional media — including oil, acrylic, tempera, watercolor and illustrations — as well as computer graphics and photographers are invited to participate. The winning artist will receive $500 and be recognized in the 2013 Kona Coffee Cultural Festival magazine.

Artwork submissions are due April 1 and should be delivered to Malia Bolton at the Kona Coffee & Tea Co., 74-5035 Queen Kaahumanu Highway, or entries can be submitted electronically via email to maliabolton@gmail.com. Be sure to write “Festival Submission” in the subject line with electronic entries.