Acts & Openings

Kaua‘i Community Players presents

‘When Life Gives You Lemons’

7:30 tonight, KPC Puhi Theatre

An evening of comedy by Neil Simon presented by Kaua‘i Community Players opens tonight and will run for two more weekends. Sixteen actors play roles in six Neil Simon plays, “The Odd Couple,” “The Sunshine Boys,” “Prisoner of Second Avenue,” “The Good Doctor,” “Plaza Suite” and “Chapter Two.” KCP President Wil Welsh, also a co-producer of the show, described the evening as an ideal follow-up to KCP’s production, “The Complete Works of William Shakespeare, Abridged.” Make reservations early, as the performance space in the Puhi warehouse is limited to 40 seats.

Reservations can be made by calling the KCP hotline at 245-7700. The warehouse is located across from KCC about 100 yards behind the Harley-Davidson store. Friday and Saturday performances begin promptly at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday matinees at 4 p.m.

Kaua‘i Dance Theatre presents ‘Alice in Wonderland’

7 p.m. tomorrow, Kaua‘i War Memorial Convention Hall

There will be a second showing at 4 p.m. Sunday. Based on the characters, situations and settings of the famous Lewis Carroll stories, the concert will weave Alice’s adventures with classical and character ballet, creative movement, tap and jazz dance. White Rabbit, Cheshire Cat, Mad Hatter, and the Queen of Hearts will join Alice and a variety of other unique and lively characters as they dance their way through the looking glass and on to the magical garden, the forest, the seashore and finally to the Queen of Hearts Court. Proceeds from its 22nd annual spring concert will benefit Kauai Dance Theatre’s scholarship program and, this year, the Kauai Humane Society. Tickets are available at the door: $10/adults, $7/students and seniors with discounts offered for groups of 10 or more.

For additional information about the concert or future classes, contact Director Janie Crane at 332-9737 or e-mail jbcdance@hotmail.com

Kaua‘i Chorale presents ‘Bouquet of Love’

5 p.m. Sunday, Princeville Hotel grand ballroom

Kaua‘i Chorale’s second spring concert performance is this Sunday. The concert will open with Gershwin and Porter on love with songs such as “Camelot,” “My Fair Lady,” and “When I Fall in Love.” This is the chorales 45th season. Members from Kekaha to Princeville participate. Join them every Monday under the guidance of Director Lois Ricciardi, accompanied by pianist Virginia Shepherd. Tickets are $8 in advance, $5 for students and $10 at the door. Ticket outlets: Kalaheo Cafe and Coffee Company; Pictures Plus; Zack’s Frozen Yogurt; Lappert’s Ice Cream Princeville and Koloa; North Shore Pharmacy Kilauea; Bounty Music in Kapa‘a; Dr. Ding’s in Hanapepe and Aloha-n-Paradise in Waimea.

Red Clay Jazz Festival

4:30 to 9:30 p.m. tomorrow Kaua‘i Marriott Resort

Outdoor jazz concert tomorrow at the Kaua‘i Marriott Resort and Beach Club luau area overlooking Kalapaki Bay features jazz artists Joyce Cooling, the Honolulu Jazz Quartet and the Kaua‘i High School Jazz Raiders. Kaua‘i Concert Association closes the season with this jazz festival. KCA’s mission is to provide quality classical and modern music and fine arts as well as to create musical education opportunities. Of the 11 musicians KSA has brought to Kaua‘i this year, nine have performed for Kaua‘i schools.

Tickets are $40 for adults, $25 for students.

Tickets are available at the following outlets: Island Soap, Kilauea and Koloa; Magic Dragon, Princeville; Bounty Music, Kapa‘a; Borders Books & Music; Scotty’s Music, Kalaheo, Dr. Ding’s, Hanapepe; and Aloha-N-Paradise, Waimea. Tickets are also available online at kauai-concert.org or call 245-7464.

Kaua‘i Polynesian Festival

May 22 through 25

The Kamanawa Foundation presents its 8th annual Kaua‘i Polynesian Festival. The festivities opens with a Polynesian grand luau on Thursday at the Sheraton Kaua‘i Resort, followed by the actual festival May 23 through 25 at the Vidinha Stadium soccer field featuring Tahitian, Maori, Samoan and Hawaiian entertainment, Polynesian arts and crafts, solo and group dance competitions, food booths, workshops, and much more.

Thursday night kicks off the four-day weekend of cultural exchanges beginning with the luau and fashion show. The evening will offer a lavish dinner buffet, a Polynesian fashion show and an array of exciting Polynesian entertainment.

Doors open at 5 p.m.

Friday the festival is open from 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m., at the Vidinha Stadium soccer field and will continue through the weekend.

Guest and participants can partake in island-style food and shop through the Polynesian arts and crafts display and demonstration tent.

Polynesian grand luau is $65 general seating, $85 premier seating; Festival tickets are $25 for three days or $10 per day. All dance participants and children under 5 free. Workshops are $25 each.

Tickets available at Scotty’s Music, Progressive Expressions, Deli & Bread Connection, Larry’s Music Center, Hula Girl Restaurant, Eggberts, Hanalei Surf Co., Western Motors and at the door or call (808) 335-6466.

Zonta Club of Hanalei hosts spa day

9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. tomorrow

Luxuriate at the Halemana Estate in Kilauea with Zonta Club of Hanalei. This fundraiser will support the club’s scholarship program. The $100 day pass includes a mimosa greeting, lunch, a 30-minute massage, mini manicure or pedicure, art classes, plus yoga and pilates. The property also boasts two ocean view jacuzzi, a steam room, a secluded beach and gift boutiques.

View the estate at halemanakauai.com Tickets are available at Savage Pearls or by calling 652-3223.

La‘au lapa‘au workshop

9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. May 24 Kaua‘i Community College

Big Island Native Hawaiian healer Ikaika Dombrigues returns to Kaua‘i for a workshop at KCC fine dining room. It will cover la‘au lapa‘au (herbal medicine), ho‘oponopono (problem solving), and ma‘ ola (cures).

The cost is $75 and reservations are required. Call Sean at 241-3238 or Rosie at 823-6369.

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