Sunday, December 3 at 11AM
Doors will open at 10AM
Hilo Elks Lodge 759 Presents
WORLD OF MAGIC
This year’s special performers are Puna Taiko and magician The Great Barusky! Founded in 2002, Puna Taiko’s mission is to “perpetuate the rich cultural tradition of taiko (Japanese
drumming) while reinforcing the concepts of individual uniqueness and interdependent teamwork.” To this end, Puna Taiko’s primary performance ensemble is the Youth Performance group, which is made up of students from schools across East Hawai’i; including Kea’au High, Kea’au Middle, Waiakea High, Hawai’i Academy of Arts and Sciences and the University of Hawai’i at Hilo.
Puna Taiko ensembles have performed on the Big Island, Oahu, Maui and even in Los Angeles, California. Lessons are offered every Sunday afternoon with Junior Taiko, Adult, Recreational, and Bamboo Flute classes, all of which are open to the public.
The Great Barusky has been performing for three decades! A member of the International Brotherhood of Magicians’ Merlin Society and the Society of American Magicians, he is one of the founding members of the Big Island Magic Club. You can find him on stage and close-up at different venues and community events. He has been published in the MUM Magic Magazine and performed at the World Magic Summit in Washington DC where he was a crowd favorite with his original routine about the dyslexic brother of Harry Houdini.
When not prestidigitating, The Great Barusky fills his time with glass art, pruning bonsai, playing table tennis, and spending time with loved ones.
At the end of the show, expect Santa to make a special appearance!
Sponsored by the Elks National Foundation and community members, admission to this performance is FREE, and donations are welcomed and greatly appreciated!
For more information, please contact Lily at the Hilo Elks at 935-1717.