Entertainment

Top Choice Theater in Honokaʻa

Honokaʻa People's Theatre

There's something wonderful about watching a movie in a huge, old-fashioned theater – like this one, with a 50ft screen and over 500 seats. Built in 1930, this theater still shows movies and hosts special events. Fo…
Top Choice Theater in Waimea (Kamuela)

Kahilu Theatre

A hot spot for music and dance, this theater has its finger on the pulse of the Big Island, and offers a variety of top performances – for example from Hawaii icons the Brothers Cazimero, the latest Van Cliburn winn…
Theater in Hilo

Palace Theater

This historic theater is Hilo's cultural crown jewel. Its eclectic programming includes art-house and silent films (accompanied by the house organ), music and dance concerts, Broadway musicals and cultural festivals…
Sports in Saddle Road

Mauna Kea Polo Club

And now for something completely different: polo! An ancient game involving a ball, mallets and ponies played on an impressive, large field. The games are sponsored by Mauna Kea Polo Club and held 6.4 miles up Old S…
Comedy in Mauna Lani Resort Area

Kona Cozy Comedy & Tiki Club

Half comedian, half magician, and all character, 'Kozy' Kozak and his raucous hybrid comedy-magic show are a Big Island original. Kozak's rapid-fire routine is matched in oddity by a truly surreal gallery setting, w…
Luau in Mauna Lani Resort Area

Hawaii Loa Luau

This luau spins a thread of storytelling to highlight slightly modernized versions of Polynesian and Hawaiian dance and music. It's notable for its above-average Polynesian dinner buffet and open bar, and a narrativ…
Theater in Kainaliu

Aloha Theatre

Meet one of the liveliest little community theater troupes in the islands: the Aloha Performing Arts Com­pany, with quality plays, indie films and live music on its program. Budget tip: buy tickets in advance to sav…
Live Music in Hilo

Willie K's Gig at the Crown Room

A go-to music venue in the '80s, the Crown Room at the Grand Naniloa Hotel was reborn in 2016. Celebrated Maui-based musician Willie K is the headliner, with quarterly shows. Other local musicians perform the rest o…
Traditional Music in Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park

Nā Leo Manu

As part of the park's ongoing celebration of Hawaiian culture and history, the monthly Nā Leo Manu concerts bring talent from across the islands for an evening of music, singing, dancing and storytelling. Check the …
Dance in Keauhou Resort Area

Keauhou Shopping Center

This shopping mall has hula shows from 6pm to 7pm most Friday nights. It also usually runs free Hawaiian craft workshops from 10am to noon every Thursday. Check the website for more cultural activities and special e…