Acts & Openings

Women in Theater

presents ‘The Smell

of the Kill’

7 p.m. tonight

WIT Presents “The Smell of the Kill” tonight, tomorrow, Sunday and Aug. 1 to Aug. 3 at Kaua’i Community College Performing Arts Center. A one-act play in 70 minutes, “The Smell of the Kill” by Michelle Lowe is a witty, wicked comedy of good wives gone bad.

Shows are at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday and at 4 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $20 in advance from outlets and $25 at the door; $10 for students under 18. Tickets available at: Kmart; Ola’s Hanalei; Magic Dragon, Princeville; North Shore Pharmacy, Kilauea; Vicky’s Fabrics; Bounty Music; Larry’s Music; Grande’s Gems in Kapa‘a; Kalaheo Café and Banana Patch Studios, Hanapepe. For more information call the WIT hotline at 635-3727.

Fantuzzi

10:15 a.m. Sunday

Unity of Kaua‘i hosts global troubadour and world beat musician Fantuzzi at its Sunday service held at Caffe Coco in Wailua. Afro-Caribbean roots and extensive travel merge into a dramatic stage performance blending a variety of musical styles from Reggae, Latin rock and African-Caribbean chants, songs and dances. He has played with Bob Dylan, Paul Simon, Stephen Stills, Babatunde Olatunji, Bob Weir of the Grateful Dead, Cedella Marley Booker (Bob Marley’s Mother) and Taj Mahal.

Kaua‘i Music Festival

July 30 to Aug. 2

This four day festival includes two days of instruction on July 30 and July 31. The KMF includes music education seminars and workshops, one-on-one meetings with music industry professionals, a song writing competition for the attendees, open mic sessions, and two evening concerts.

The concerts feature Na Hoku and Grammy winning artists Roland Cazimero, John Cruz, Charles Brotman, Walter Keale, Paula Fuga, David Pack, Ben Moody, Alissa Moreno and others. Now in its sixth year, the Kaua‘i Music Festival presents the best music from Hawai‘i and the Mainland in these two evening concerts from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. at the Hilton Kaua‘i Beach Resort in Lihu‘e Aug. 1 and Aug. 2. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

Friday is themed “Island Music Night” and features some of Hawai‘i’s Na Hoku Hanohano and Grammy award winning artists. Roland Cazimero, John Cruz, Charles Brotman with his slack key group Kohala, Walter Keale, Paula Fuga, and The Girlas with Ernie Cruz Jr. will take the stage.

Saturday’s “Gala Concert” features Mainland artists David Pack (formerly of Ambrosia), Ben Moody (founding member of the group Evanescence), Alissa Moreno (recording artist and songwriter from the TV series “Army Wives”) and others. Concert tickets are $25 each night when purchased in advance, $40 for both nights when purchased together in advance. Tickets are $30 at the door. Seniors receive a $5 discount.

Tickets can be purchased online at kauaimusicfestival.com or at one of the following outlets: Magic Dragon, Princeville; Hawaiian Music Kiosk, Princeville and Coconut Marketplace; Bounty Music, Kapa’a; Scotty’s Music, Kalaheo and Island Soap and Candle Works, Koloa. For more information call 634-6237.

Friends of the Children’s Justice Center

Fundraiser Aug. 1

“Treasure our children Hawaiian style” is the theme of this lu‘au fundraiser at Kaua‘i Lagoons Tennis Courts at the Kaua‘i Marriott Resort. Heavy pupus and live entertainment, including Shiloh Pa. Tickets are $35. For more information call Sue at 651-4694 or Anna at 632-2114.

Composer’s contest

Kaua‘i Mokihana Festival

Composers are invited to submit entries to the 24th annual Mokihana Festival composers contest. Deadline is Aug. 1. Entry fee is $10. Original compositions can be entered in five categories: Hawaiian, contemporary Hawaiian, open, professional and youth. For more information visit mokihana.kauai.net or call 822-2166.

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