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Mayumi Oda: Expression of the Female Deity

Friday, May 3, 2019 - 6:00pm to Friday, May 31, 2019 - 4:00pm

Mayumi Oda in a retrospective survey spanning 40 years of creative work by the artist is scheduled to open at the East Hawaii Cultural Center with a 6:00 pm reception for Mayumi who will be present and entertainment from Gamelan of the Molten Blossom on First Friday, May 3, 2019. The exhibition will feature a selection of silk screen, wood block, intaglio, and calligraphic works from the artist’s Buddhist, Heart Sutra, Kannonkyo, Goddess, and Ocean Series. And include five (5) major original Thangkas that reflect an exceptionally bold and delightfully inventive feminist spirit.


Saturday, April 6, 2019 - 5:30pm to Friday, April 26, 2019 - 4:00pm

The exhibition titled NIUHI-SHARK honors Kamehameha The Great in both paint and prose with original paintings created by Carl F. K. Pao paired with selections from the book Kamehameha–The Rise of a King by Kāwika Eyre. The exhibit in commemoration of the 200th anniversary of King Kamehameha’s death will open on Saturday, April 6th with artist and author present at an opening reception from 5:30 to 7:30pm at the East Hawai’i Cultural Center/HMOCA located at 141 Kalakaua St. in Downtown Hilo.

Sketches and Dreams

Tuesday, March 26, 2019 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

WHAT: Pianist Eunbi Kim (pronounced OOn-bee) performing “Sketches and Dreams”

WHERE: The East Hawaii Cultural Center, 141 Kalakaua Street, Downtown Hilo, 2nd floor Kahua ‘Elua (performance space)

WHEN: Tuesday evening, March 26th, starting at 7:00 pm.

The Vagina Monologues

Friday, February 22, 2019 - 7:00pm to Saturday, February 23, 2019 - 7:00pm

Nicu's Spoon is proud to announce the 16th year of this production in Hawaii. Feb 22 and 23 at 7 PM are the show dates at The East Hawaii Cultural Center. We will be helping to produce 'The Vagina Monologues' on the Big Island of Hawaii.


Saturday, February 16, 2019 - 10:00am to Sunday, February 17, 2019 - 3:00pm
Auditions are announced for the Hilo Community Players’ production of The Last Princess, a full-length
drama about the life of Crown Princess Ka’iulani, written by Hilo playwright, Jackie Prell.