Queen Dowager sets a trap; In Joon is appalled

K-pop groups BlackPink and BTS had a busy week in the U.S. K-pop idol group BlackPink was live on CBS’ “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” last Monday, performing at the Ed Sullivan Theater in New York.

Gobs of hula and ukulele

It’s the fifth of 10 Monday nights in the heritage Hawaiian music program, E Kanikapila Kakou, now in its 36th season. This Monday’s guests at EKK will provide choke hula — learn a hula from 6 to 7 p.m., enjoy an hour of ukulele music by a Japanese group from 7 to 8 p.m. and, after a short break, show-your-stuff hula until 9 p.m.

Mardi Gras on Kauai

Pre-registration is not only saving money but allows more time to enjoy the Mardi Gras festivities, said Ally Kirk of the Kauai Animal Welfare Society.

‘The Descendants’ is a great read, too

Many of us have seen the movie, “The Descendants.” Some of the scenes were shot here on Kauai, including at the Lihue Airport, Hanalei Bay and Tahiti Nui. I have mentioned a few times sitting in the George Clooney seat at the Nui. A scene where the characters drive to a spectacular spot that overlooks property that in the movie is the site for a planned development was shot at Kipu Ranch.

Live for each moment

Here is a short description of “The Shadow Box,” the latest Kauai Community Players production that opens Feb. 15: “In this compelling dramatic triptych, three terminal cancer patients dwell in separate cottages on a hospital’s grounds. The three are attended and visited by family and close friends: Agnes and her mother Felicity, estranged further by the latter’s dementia; Brian and Beverly, whose marital complications are exacerbated by Brian’s new lover, Mark; and Joe and Maggie, unready for the strain of Joe’s impending death and its effect on their teenage son.”

The play’s the thing

“The Shadow Box” runs Feb. 15 to March 3 at the Puhi Theatrical Warehouse. Shows are 7 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday, and 4 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $15 general admission, $13 for seniors, $10 for students. Doors open at 6 and 3. Info: kauaicommunityplayers.org