7 p.m. today, Sat., 4p.m. Sun. Convention Hall
Forty Kaua‘i students present this multi-Oscar Award winning musical. Sassy matchmaker “Dolly Gallagher Levi” makes a living through what she terms, “meddling.” She travels to Yonkers to visit her client — grumpy “Horace Vandergelder,” a prominent citizen and wealthy bachelor in need of a wife. The antics unfurl from there as she wreaks havoc all over the city. Three more opportunities to see “Hello Dolly”: Tonight and tomorrow at 7 p.m.; Sunday at 4 p.m. Tickets: Advance $6 students, $10 adult; at the door $8 students, $12 adult. Tickets available at Kilauea Pharmacy, Kmart, Progressive Expressions in Koloa, Scotty’s Music in Kalaheo and also from cast members.
• For more information call 651-2417.
7 p.m. tomorrow, KCC
Performing Arts Center
The college’s chorus presents the choral music concert “Songs of Spring” at 7 p.m. tomorrow and 5 p.m. Sunday; $5 at the door, children under 12 free. This year’s program features “Requiem,” along with selections from Broadway show tunes and songs from around the world. Joining the singers will be Cary Valentine, one of the country’s top percussionists, who will be accompanying “O Sifuni Mungu” from Africa, “Oye!” from South America, and “West Side Story Medley.” Also on the program will be selections from “Man of La Mancha” in anticipation of the college’s production of the full-length Broadway musical in June.
• For more information call 245-8269.
Kaua‘i Museum’s ‘Ohana Saturday,
11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Ka‘imi Na‘auao Hawai‘i
Nei performs hula
The Earth, Air, Fire, Water, Man and Beast series is when the museum opens its doors the first Saturday of the month with free admission. Tomorrow’s presentation is “India: A journey and discovery.” Ka‘imi Na‘auao Hawai‘i Nei performs hula inspired by the halau’s trip to India, where they learned dances for Earth, Air, Fire, and Water. Vi Herbert discusses her Kolam Foundation, an organization that helps less fortunate Indian women, men, and children achieve economic independence through job skills and education. Learn how to create a kolam — a traditional Indian art of charity.
Kolam are drawn with rice flour, or lime, in the dirt or on the steps to a building as a sign of welcome, prosperity and to honor life.
Cinco de Mayo at Stevenson’s Library
6 p.m. to midnight, Monday
Stevenson’s Library at the Grand Hyatt Kaua‘i Resort and Spa has crafted the ultimate organic margarita and will offer Mexican-style pupu to celebrate Cinco de Mayo. Although it is not Mexico’s independence day, there is good reason to celebrate Cinco de Mayo. On May 5, 1862, Mexican soldiers overcame French forces in Puebla, Mexico, leading to the French withdrawal from Mexico. Stevenson’s Library, located at the Grand Hyatt Kaua‘i Resort & Spa, has pool tables, board games and live jazz music nightly.
• For more information call 742-1234 or visit grandhyattkauai.com.
4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday Kaua‘i Museum mezzanine
Floral works of oil on canvas bloom with visual wonders from a bugs-eye view. Denise Dion-Scoyni takes the viewer closer — almost to the point of abstraction where hyper-realism gives way to fantasy. Meet this Kilauea artist at her opening Thursday. Dion-Scoyni’s work will hang in the Mezzanine Gallery until July 17. Hawaiian flowers are the inspiration for her work.
• For more information call 245-6931. The Kaua‘i Museum, Keepers of the Culture is located at 4428 Rice St. in Lihu‘e.
Women in Theater’s summer comedy
‘The Smell of the Kill’ by
Auditions for “The Smell of the Kill” will be 2 p.m. to 4.30 p.m., May 10 at the KAPA space in Puhi and 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., May 16 at The Church of the Pacific in Princeville. Call backs will be 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., May 17 in Puhi. The production is directed by Romey Curtis and will be performed at Kaua‘i Community College Performing Arts Center July 25, 26, 27 and Aug. 1, 2 and 3. There are roles for three women ages 25 to 45 and three offstage male voices.
• For further information, call Romey at 826-9755.
Kaua‘i Society of Artists call for digital artists
Entries due May 31
Kaua‘i Society of Artists is sponsoring “Byte me: A digital challenge.” The exhibition of digital art by Kaua‘i artists will be on display June 3 through June 27 at the Kukui Grove Exhibition Hall (Unit B-6) in Lihu‘e. All adult Kaua‘i artists are invited to enter artworks that have been entirely or partially created using digital technology, with an emphasis on (but not limited to) the creative use of computer software. KSA is looking for exciting, interesting digital artwork presented in a fun and creative way. Digital art can include digital painting, digital photography, computer-based illustration, digitally manipulated photographs, digital video art, fractals and algorithmic imagery, digital manipulations of traditionally created art, digital montages and collages, prints and mixed media with digital elements, computer animation, interactive installations, and 3D work with digital enhancements. All art must be original and created by the artist. Student work is not eligible. Artists must be 18 years of age or older. Entries accepted from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. May 31. Artists may enter up to five works, none larger than 60 inches in any dimension.
Membership in KSA is not required and there is an entry fee. Due to space limitations the exhibit will be juried if necessary by committee with at least one piece per artist accepted.