Acts & Openings

Concert in the Sky

Kaua‘i Hospice fundraiser today

This annual fundraiser for Kaua‘i Hospice offers the largest aerial fireworks show on Kaua‘i, as well as family fun and games and food from top hotels and restaurants. Gates open at 2 p.m. with continuous live entertainment at Vidinha Soccer Field in Lihu‘e. Advance admission price is $10 for adults, $5 for keiki 6 to 12 years, under 5 free. Tickets available at Kaua‘i Hospice and at all Big Save and Menehune Food Marts. For more information call 245-7277.

Artist Moses Hamilton

Tomorrow, Robin Savage Gifts in Ching Young Village

A self-taught painter whose influences include the painterly feel of Van Gogh, Moses Hamilton’s acrylics and oils can be seen tomorrow from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Robin Savage Gifts in Hanalei. This is a semi-annual show. Hamilton paints with the handle of a brush balanced between his teeth. The North Shore native was left paralyzed after a car accident in 2002 and took up painting as part of his rehabilitation. To learn more about the artist, visit mosesart.org

Hawai‘i Children’s Theatre

July at Kaua‘i Community College Performing Arts Center

Hawai‘i Children’s Theatre Summer Stars perform Disney’s “AristoCats” which features the younger children July 10 to 13. Six performances over one weekend, at 7 p.m. Thursday and Friday, 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Tickets $8 in advance and $10 at the door. HCT’s older students will perform the Broadway musical “Into the Woods” the following weekend July 17 through 20. Call 246-8985 or visit hawaiichildrenstheatre.com

“Island Kine Stories” with Janice Terukina

10 a.m., Wednesday

Kapa’a Public Library presents:

Children’s summer reading program presents storyteller Janice Terukina who will share humorous folktales, poetry and participatory games from around the world told in local style. Born and raised on O‘ahu, Terukina worked as a full-time actress in Los Angeles, spending half her career with the East West Players. Since returning to Hawai‘i, she has performed with the Honolulu Theatre for Youth and Kumu Kahua Theatre.

Kaua‘i Bonyu Kai show

July 11 and 12

Kukui Grove Shopping Center

Garden Island Arts Council and Kaua‘i Bonyu Kai invite the public to a summer exhibit of fine bonsai Kaua‘i style held at the art council’s gallery at the Kukui Grove Shopping Center. This evening bonsai display will be on pedestals under lights. There will be narrated tours of the exhibit provided by club members. The exhibition runs from 5 to 9 p.m.

Hawaiian quilts on exhibit

Kaua‘i Museum through July 25

Antique quilts from the Kaua‘i Museum collection as well as quilts from the community are shared in the main gallery exhibit. Learn some of the unique traditions tied to this art form as practiced on Kaua‘i. See the entire collection of W.J. Senda photographs of the 1933 Mokihana Club of Kaua‘i’s first-time quilt exhibit as shown on a slideshow with two of the quilts on display in the gallery. This year’s quilt show is dedicated to the late Julie Yukimura. For more information call Chris Faye at 245-6931 ext. 21.

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