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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.


Friday, January 18, 2019 - 8:00pm to Sunday, January 27, 2019 - 7:00pm

The Hilo Community Players presents Lady Lily’s LYSISTRATA for two weekends (6 performances) at the East Hawaii Cultural Center on Fridays & Saturdays, January 18, 19, 25 & 26 at 8:00pm and Sundays, January 20 & 27 at 4:30pm.

Musical Fireworks

Sunday, January 13, 2019 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm
Sunday, January 13th at 4pm! Alden Young, senior at Boston Conservatory at Berklee, is home for a concert. He'll perform Prokofiev Sonata No. 3 and Grieg Wedding Day at Troldhaugen on piano. Pianist Kanako Okita joins Alden for his violin selections: Prokofiev Sonata No. 2 and Lalo Symphonie Espagnole. It's a free concert, sponsored by Orchid Isle Orchestra and EHCC. Donations are welcome. We hope to see you at EHCC!

Live Aloha Festival

Friday, January 11, 2019 - 6:30pm to Saturday, January 12, 2019 - 9:00pm

The Live Aloha Festival will bring art, joy, celebration, and social justice to the community of Hilo from January 11-12, 2019. 

Featuring music, theatre, film, puppets, visual art, and conversations about the artist’s role in society, the Live Aloha Festival will be produced by East Hawai’i Cultural Center (EHCC) and artist collective The New Alchemists: a performance-based artist collective architecting creative experiences for communities.