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POSTED: Friday, October 16, 2009

Waimanalo throws a party in the country

Gather up the family for a trip to “;God's Country,”; as the residents of Waimanalo like to call their part of Oahu, and check out the annual Waimanalo Country Fair.

From 6 p.m. to midnight today, noon to midnight tomorrow and noon to 10 p.m. Sunday, Waimanalo Beach Park will be transformed into a midway of EK Fernandez rides and games, along with local craft and food vendors and a dunking booth manned by members of the Honolulu Police Department.

Live entertainment is also planned, with scheduled appearances by Nesian N.I.N.E., A Touch of Gold, B.E.T. and Ilona Irvine.

» Where: Waimanalo Beach Park, 41-741 Kalanianaole Highway
» When: Today through Sunday
» Cost: Free
» Call: 768-3788

 

Dervish whirls on to LCC stage

The traditional music of Ireland takes center stage tomorrow at Leeward Community College Theatre.

Led by Cathy Jordan's irresistible stage presence, the group Dervish includes some of the most accomplished musicians in Ireland, including fiddler Tom Morrow and mandola player Brian McDonagh.

Chosen as Ireland's entry in the 2007 Eurovision Song Contest, Dervish's 18-year history has seen the group as ambassadors of traditional Irish music to every corner of the world—literally, in some instances, as they've accompanied Ireland's Prime Minister and President on trade missions and state visits.

» Where: Leeward Community College Theatre, 96-045 Ala Ike St.
» When: 8 p.m. tomorrow
» Cost: $25 general admission; $21 for students, seniors and military; $15 for children 12 and under
» Info: 944-2697 or www.etickethawaii.com/leeward.html

 

Coming up

» Missing Dave 10th Anniversary Show, Oct. 23 at Red Lion University
» “;Smooth Jazz Nights”; with Euge Groove, Oct. 23 at Aloha Tower Marketplace
» “;Mushroom Music Festival”; with Mark Farina, Oct. 24 at Pipeline Cafe
» “;A Merry Christmas with Friends and Nabors,”; Oct. 27-29 at the Hawaii Theatre
» Public Enemy, Oct. 31 at Pipeline Cafe
» “;Silent Scream: Phantom of the Opera,”; Oct. 31 at the Hawaii Theatre
» David Sedaris (pictured), Nov. 6 at the Blaisdell Concert Hall