‘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

Oiwi takes to the EKK stage Monday

It’s the fourth of 10 Monday nights in the heritage Hawaiian music program, E Kanikapila Kakou, now in its 36th season. This Monday’s guests at EKK are local boys, known as the group Oiwi, or “native sons.”

Hanaialii highlights Monday concert

It’s the third of 10 Monday nights in the heritage Hawaiian music program, E Kanikapila Kakou, now in its 36th season. Monday’s guests at EKK are composer and singer Amy Hanaialii and composer and classical, jazz and slack-key guitarist Jeff Peterson.

Monico’s serves up good times, good food

The first impression of Monico’s Taqueria Kauai might not be the best. Parking. Because the spaces in the parking lot are for more than one business and are more for compact cars than larger vehicles, it can be a tight squeeze, and some SUV drivers find that annoying. They might even give up and leave.