Acts & Openings

Hawai‘i Children’s Theatre

Tonight at Kaua‘i Community College Performing Arts Center

Hawai‘i Children’s Theatre Summer Stars perform the Broadway musical “Into the Woods” this weekend. The six performances over one weekend opened last night and continue at 7 p.m. tonight; 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. tomorrow and Sunday. Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 at the door. Call 246-8985 or visit hawaiichildrenstheatre.com

Israel Vibration show

4 p.m. Sunday at One Love Gardens, 6741 Koolau Road

The three original members of reggae greats Israel Vibration — Lascelle “Wiss” Bulgin, Cecil “Skelly” Spence and Albert “Apple Gabriel” Craig — first met as children at Kingston’s Mona Rehabilitation Center, where all three were receiving treatment for polio. A shared spirituality and faith in Rastafari forged a friendship between them, helping to overcome the

adversities of illness and poverty. Later expelled from the treatment center for their spiritual beliefs, the trio took to the streets of Kingston, where they harmonized for their suppers. By 1976, Wiss, Skelly and Apple had gained a sizable following as well as the financial backing of Rastafari religious group the Twelve Tribes of Israel, who agreed to produce their first single.

Also performing are Plus Revival, Sashamon & Burning Bush. Tickets are

$30, children 12 and under free. Ticket outlets: Papayas, Hanalei Music, Healthy Hut in Kilauea, Bounty Music, Lotus Root, City Liquor and online at inticketing.com. For more information call 822-1154.

Koloa Plantation Days

Tomorrow through July 27

Now in its 24th year, this community event has evolved into a full week of activity. Full schedule on page B4.

Kaua‘i Museum solo

exhibition opening with

artist Bruna Stude

4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday artist’s reception

Stude’s show entitled “Moana” will open in the Mezzanine Gallery beginning Thursday and running through Oct. 2.

Known for her unique and intimate approach to ocean photography, Stude’s new series of assemblages and black and white photographs explore a different vision through her mental landscape and the ocean’s physical presence. Having recently returned from a trip to Honduras, Stude worked with scientists there who were studying the migrating whale sharks. The exhibit will also feature Stude’s recently published book, “In-Sight.”

Kaua‘i Historical Society

5:30 p.m. Thursday Kapa’a Public Library Conference Room

KHS presents a free showing of “The Saga of the USS Saginaw Gig,” with guest speaker Paul Nitchman. In October 1870, the USS Saginaw wrecked on the reef of Kure Atoll stranding over 90 crewmen, 1,300 miles from the Hawaiian Islands.

Five brave souls set out for rescue in a whaling gig, in a desperate attempt to reach Honolulu. Instead, their long and dangerous trek brought them to the northern shores of Kaua‘i. Paul Nitchman will tell their tale of heroism and tragedy, and share the details of his research that brought their past into the present.

Paul Nitchman is a naval historian and a volunteer with the Los Angeles Maritime Museum in San Pedro, Calif., and a frequent visitor to Kaua‘i. He is the author of a biographical dictionary of U.S. Navy ship’s namesakes from 1890 to 2008, a 10-year project that involved the collection of 1,400 biographies of sailors. Seating at the conference room is limited. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and refreshments will be served. For more information call the Kaua‘i Historical Society at 245-3373.

Asthma and allergy event

9 a.m. to 11 a.m. tomorrow at the Qi Center

Participants receive herbal patches at this free summer health event. Grandmaster Hong teaches easy and healthy lung exercises. This is a fifth annual asthma and allergy humanitarian event. There are others scheduled for July 29 and Aug. 18.

NTBG volunteer intro

9 a.m. every Wednesday through Aug. 27

NTBG offers the chance to volunteer in a remarkable setting, expand your knowledge of tropical plants, and grow as you give back to the community. There are many opportunities, including working with plant specimens, assisting in the library, or helping with student or visitor education programs. Learn more about the National Tropical Botanical Garden and its volunteer opportunities by attending a one-hour introduction held at NTBG’s Kalaheo headquarters. Opportunities include flexible schedules and minimal hours. Call Jessica at 332-7324, ext. 228 or e-mail volunteer@ntbg.org

Hawaiian quilt display

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 slide show 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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