Have a Kauai ‘HUG’

St. Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church is stepping up its outreach game by bringing on board a program to help families with life-threatening illnesses.

Queen for a day

Hui o Laka, the nonprofit that runs Koke‘e Natural History Museum, announced that Sharalyn Kahealani Bucasas will portray Queen Emma at the 30th annual Emalani Festival Kauai, Eo e Emalani i Alakai, on Oct. 13 on the lush expanse of Kanaloahuluhulu Meadow in Koke‘e State Park.

Hawaii Children’s Theatre announces production of ‘Newsies’

The Hawaii Children’s Theatre announces the production of Disney’s “Newsies.” Based on the 1992 motion picture and inspired by a true story, “Newsies” features the Tony Award-winning score by Alan Menken (“Little Shop of Horrors,” “Sister Act”) and Jack Feldman and a book by Tony Award winner Harvey Fierstein (“Kinky Boots”).

South Side Open Mic night

Kalaheo resident Mike Vallee is a longtime musician and he’s ready to see more live music on Kauai.

Flood benefit concerts this weekend

Omao resident Kathleen Dahill has been writing songs since her early teens, and this weekend music lovers will have the opportunity to hear some of her music at flood-relief concerts.

The best of chefs, wines and jazz

Hawaii kamaaina and visitors are invited to mingle and savor an evening under the stars at the ninth annual Westin Princeville Jazz and Wine Festival on Saturday, Sept. 22.

LifeSongs concerts will support North Shore flood relief

Kauai is a place for transitions. People come from all over the world to see spectacular beauty and realize the island’s ancient lessons moving in their lives. Locals are quick to recognize this tectonic shift, communing in acknowledgment that all are part of a larger, subtler transformation, even when those evolutions are involuntary.

Kupaoa’s music magic

It’s Wednesday evening at the Waimea Public Library, and the quiet space practically hums with felicitous anticipation. The internationally-recognized musical duo, Kupaoa, is preparing to present a 45-minute set in honor of the Waimea branch’s summer reading program, Libraries Rock.