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Scenemakers

First photo: Diane Omura (from left), Corie Leal, Lisa Setiawati, Cheryl Vargas-ixcotoyac and Gail Wright participate in a "WOD For A Cause" workout Oct. 26 at Maui CrossFit Extreme in Wailuku. Donations were raised at the workout for Maui Health Foundation, which provides breast cancer ...

Scenemakers

First photo: Mana‘o Radio's Sunday night crew volunteers at the 97th Maui County Fair pulled pork plate booth.Top: Shelby McFarland, John Bruce, Marcus Springs; bottom: Tony Johnson, Gayle Lewis, Robbie McFarland. Second photo: The new thrift shop at Trinity Episcopal Church by-the-Sea in ...

Scenemakers

* Check out featured Maui County people who make the Scene. Share your recent pictures from island life, then look for friends and family in upcoming issues. If you experience it, we want to highlight it! Enjoying the Maui Academy of Performing Arts Garden Party Oct. 6 at Yokouchi Family ...

Scenemakers

* Check out featured Maui County people who make the Scene. Share your recent pictures from island life, then look for friends and family in upcoming issues. If you experience it, we want to highlight it! Members of Central Maui-based halau Na Hanona Kulike ‘O Pi‘ilani, including Kumu ...

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Maui Scene

November 21-27, 2019

Maui Scene

November 14-20, 2019

Maui Scene

October 31 through November 6, 2019

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Prospects good for Doobie Brothers to get into rock hall

It’s been a mystery for many years why legendary rockers the Doobie Brothers, with three Grammy wins and a number of major hits, had never been nominated for the prestigious Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, while lesser artists like The Moonglows, Lloyd Price, Donna Summer, and Joan Jett have all ...

Hawaii filmmaker to premier ‘Tokyo Hula’ at film festival

Exploring the burgeoning interest in hula in Japan, where a number of our kumu hula have established thriving halaus, Hawaii filmmaker Lisette Flanary’s latest documentary, “Tokyo Hula,” will premier at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center on Nov. 21. Screening as part of the 2019 Hawaii ...

Artist 2 Artist show will celebrate the music of James Taylor

If you heard a recent song by Alx Kawakami on the radio, you might wonder for a moment whether you were hearing new music by James Taylor or Jason Mraz, because this Oahu-born musician has a gift for composing catchy, memorable pop songs that are influenced by Taylor and Mraz. “The ...

Artists will pay tribute to songs of West Maui

In celebration of the new songbook, “Lei Nahonoapi‘ilani: Songs of West Maui,” some of Maui’s most acclaimed musicians, kumu hula, and halau hula will pay tribute to the mele of West Maui with a unique concert in Maui Arts & Cultural Center’s Castle Theater on Sunday ...

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Eric Gilliom returns to his theater roots with one-man musical

Although many know Eric Gilliom as a singer and musician, with collaborations alongside Barry Flanagan, Mick Fleetwood and Willie K, he returns to his theater roots in the original one-man musical play, “White Hawaiian,” Thanksgiving weekend at Maui Arts and Cultural Center in Wailuku. I ...

Native American dancer and choreographer presents ‘Weave’

Four years ago, I attended Rosy Simas’ “We Wait in the Darkness” at the Maui Arts and Cultural Center. The Minneapolis-based Native American dancer and choreographer is Haudenosaunee (Six Nations or Iroquois people) but identifies as Seneca. I was so affected by the jarring beginning of ...

Circus Lolo makes its debut at ProArts Playhouse

“Circus Lolo really is like nothing else ever,” says its creator Glenn Martinez. The locally based, live-action, cartoon circus troupe makes their debut this weekend at the ProArts Playhouse in Kihei. The 90-minute comedy performance will feature more than 50 characters in an array of ...

High schools announce first shows of season

Traditionally, our local high school theater programs present their first shows of the season between Halloween and Thanksgiving. In past years these productions conflicted, but this season Maui’s directors and drama instructors have scheduled them to open consecutively, starting this weekend ...

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Latest Movies

Previews are provided by studios and other sources. SPECIAL SCREENINGS “FIDDLER: A MIRACLE OF MIRACLES” PG-13, 1:32. Documentary, Music/Performing Arts. Regency Kihei Cinemas. 10:30 a.m. Saturday. The origin story behind one of Broadway's most beloved musicals, Fiddler on The Roof, ...

HIFF to screen 3 feature films and 10 short films

MMaui Arts & Cultural Center presents a return to Maui of Hawai‘i International Film Festival. There will be three films and an evening showing of eight short films in MACC’s McCoy Studio Theater starting today and concluding Saturday. Tickets are on sale at the MACC Box Office. Maui ...

Evolved iceman? Kristoff steps up in ‘Frozen II’

The Associated Press Picture this: A princess is in distress. It looks bad. Her dashing young man rides up in the nick of time and says, “Here I am to save you, my dear!” Actually, he doesn’t. He just says, “I’m here. Whaddya need?” She has a plan, and off they go. This little ...

Latest Movies

Maui Scene’s minireviews, wire service reviews and previews are provided by studios and other sources. SPECIAL SCREENINGS “WHERE’S MY ROY COHN?” PG-13. 1:37. Documentary. Regency Kihei Cinemas. 10:30 a.m. Saturday. Roy Cohn personified the dark arts of American politics, turning ...

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Shopping Center Activities

KAHULUI SHOPPING CENTER. Sunday: Maui Sunday Market, featuring a weekly rotation of food trucks, vendors, artisans, crafters and entertainment, 4 to 8 p.m. LAHAINA CANNERY MALL. Today: Free hula lessons, 5 p.m. Saturday: Family Magic, noon; Cardfight Vanguard trading card game, 2 p.m. ...

Shopping Center Activities

KAHULUI SHOPPING CENTER. Sunday: Maui Sunday Market, featuring a weekly rotation of food trucks, vendors, artisans, crafters and entertainment, 4 to 8 p.m. LAHAINA CANNERY MALL. Today: Free hula lessons, 5 p.m. Saturday: Family Magic, noon; Cardfight Vanguard trading card game, 2 p.m. ...

Shopping Center Activities

KAHULUI SHOPPING CENTER. Sunday: Maui Sunday Market, featuring a weekly rotation of food trucks, vendors, artisans, crafters and entertainment, 4 to 8 p.m. LAHAINA CANNERY MALL. Today: Free hula lessons, 5 p.m. Saturday: Family Magic, noon; Cardfight Vanguard trading card game, 2 p.m. ...

Shopping Center Activities

KAHULUI SHOPPING CENTER. Sunday: Maui Sunday Market, featuring a weekly rotation of food trucks, vendors, artisans, crafters and entertainment, 4 to 8 p.m. LAHAINA CANNERY MALL. Today: Free hula lessons, 5 p.m. Saturday: Family Magic, noon; Cardfight Vanguard trading card game, 2 p.m. ...

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Maui Music

WEST MAUI DUKE’S BEACH HOUSE, 130 Kai Malina Parkway, Kaanapali, 662-2900 Today: Tim Osbourne, 3 p.m.; Keali‘i Lum and Eddie Aviles, 6 p.m. Friday: Ben DeLeon, 3 p.m.; Damon Perillo and Tim Osbourne, 6 p.m. Saturday: Keali‘i Lum, 11 a.m. (brunch) and 3 p.m.; Damon Perillo and Tim ...

Maui Music

WEST MAUI DUKE’S BEACH HOUSE, 130 Kai Malina Parkway, Kaanapali, 662-2900 Today: Tim Osbourne, 3 p.m.; Keali‘i Lum and Eddie Aviles, 6 p.m. Friday: Henry Kapono, 3 p.m.; Damon Perillo and Tim Osbourne, 6 p.m. Saturday: Keali‘i Lum, 11 a.m. (brunch) and 3 p.m.; Damon Perillo and Tim ...

Maui Music

WEST MAUI DUKE’S BEACH HOUSE, 130 Kai Malina Parkway, Kaanapali, 662-2900 Today: Tim Osbourne, 3 p.m.; Keali‘i Lum and Eddie Aviles, 6 p.m. Friday: Ben DeLeon, 3 p.m.; Damon Perillo and Tim Osbourne, 6 p.m. Saturday: Keali‘i Lum, 11 a.m. (brunch) and 3 p.m.; Damon Perillo and Tim ...

Maui Music

WEST MAUI DUKE’S BEACH HOUSE, 130 Kai Malina Parkway, Kaanapali, 662-2900 Today: Tim Osbourne, 3 p.m.; Keali‘i Lum and Eddie Aviles, 6 p.m. Friday: Ben DeLeon, 3 p.m.; Damon Perillo and Tim Osbourne, 6 p.m. Saturday: Keali‘i Lum, 11 a.m. (brunch) and 3 p.m.; Damon Perillo and Tim ...

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Thrift Stores

The following is a listing of nonprofit organizations that sell an assortment of used and donated goods. For changes or new listings, call 242-6335. • Goodwill Retail Thrift Store, 250 Alamaha St., Ste. N-9, Kahului, 442-8989, Monday to Saturday, 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Sunday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. ...

Looking Back Through The Maui News

100 Years Ago 1919 — Japanese plantation workers are forming unions on Maui as on the other islands. The object is to work with the unions on the other islands to demand increased wages and an 8-hour day. 75 Years Ago 1944 — The Territory’s long-standing animal quarantine law was ...

Publishers Weekly Best-sellers

HARDCOVER FICTION 1. “Blue Moon” by Lee Child (Delacorte) 2. “The Guardians” by John Grisham (Doubleday) 3. “The Starless Sea” by Erin Morganstern (Doubleday) 4. “The Night Fire” by Michael Connelly (Little, Brown) 5. “The Institute” by Stephen King (Scribner) 6. ...

Pet of the Week

Are you a softy for a sweet stunner with a gaze you can get lost in? Then you have got to give me a try! My name is Quincy (Cat #5) and I’m a gentle and loving 5-year-old lady that’s been waiting for a home since April, after my owners moved away. I’ve been lucky to get a vacation from ...

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It’s been an epic ride

The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua’s newly reimagined The Banyan Tree signature restaurant is drawing in diners with its nightly Tiki Hour from 5 to 6 p.m. Get 50 percent off of Lite Bites from the fireside menu and Moet Imperial Champagne by the glass. “Our menu at Banyan Tree is a mixture of ...

Sip & imbibe

If you like fine wines, gourmet foods and supporting a noble cause, then Maui Calls is THE event to attend. The 25th annual signature gala fundraiser for the Maui Arts & Cultural Center in Kahului will usher in the Hukilau theme from 6 to 10 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 17. Legendary Russian ...

Puttin’ on the Swiss

Want to go “Euro?” Brigit & Bernard’s Garden Cafe in Kahului will be puttin’ on the Swiss tonight with its annual party. “We are celebrating the 728th Independence Day of Switzerland this year,” says the restaurant’s Owner-chef Bernard Weber. “We will have decorations as ...

Maui’s legacy thrives

“If you want to go first, you go alone. If you want to go far, you go together,” says restaurateur Paris Nabavi, quoting an old African proverb. With his wife, Donna Nabavi, Paris owns and operates the Pizza Paradiso Mediterranean Grill in Honokowai Marketplace. They give back to ...

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Island Events • November 21, 2019

THURSDAY, NOV. 21 FREE HAWAIIAN MUSIC CONCERT IN WAILUKU Roselani Place and Ola Na Mele Productions present Picnic for Poki at 11 a.m. at the Historic Kaahumanu Church in Wailuku Town, 103 South High Street. The featured featured guest with live entertainment will be Ron Kuala‘au.Enjoy ...

Island Events • November 14, 2019

THURSDAY, NOV. 14 CHOREOGRAPHER PRESENTS ‘WEAVE’ The Maui Arts & Cultural Center presents a return of Rosy Simas Danse and the Maui premier of her new dance project, “Weave.” The performance is in Castle Theater at 7:30 pm. The performance of “Weave” will include dancers ...

Island Events • November 7, 2019

THURSDAY, NOV. 7 THE RECORD PLAYER TOUR AT CHARLEY’S Donavon Frankenrieter — The Record Player Tour, happens at 9 p.m. today and Friday at Charley’s Restaurant & Saloon in Paia. Tickets are $36.35 and available at www.dovepresents.com. FRIDAY, NOV. 8 29th annual HULA O NA ...

Island Events • October 31, 2019

THURSDAY, OCT. 31 HALLOWEEN KEIKI PARADE, CELEBRATION 40th annual Keiki Parade 4:30 p.m. Meet at 4:15 at the clock Tower at the Outlets. Parade led by Grand Marshall Joe Pluta & Mayor Michael Victorino. Keiki follow the parade floats and trick or treat down Front Street. Activities at ...

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When the circus comes to town, and it’s nothing like you remember . . .

Maui Arts & Cultural Center in Kahului presents the return of a Maui favorite in an all new show: The New Shanghai Circus, onstage in Castle Theater Saturday, Sunday and Monday. This dazzling display features fearless performers with boundless energy and amazing skills who bring new ...

Art season kicks off with ‘Art of Aloha’

It’s the beginning of a new year, and with it art season on Maui kicks off in grand style at Lahaina Galleries in The Shops of Wailea when it hosts its highly anticipated “Art of Aloha” from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 27. Admission is free and open to the public. Of course, Maui is ...

Contemporary artist Kostabi exclusively at Martin Lawrence Galleries

Making two rare, in-person appearances this weekend at Martin Lawrence Galleries, located at 790 Front St. at Lahainaluna Road, is “Bad Boy Painter” Mark Kostabi. Meet this provocative artist at the opening receptions from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday and 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday at the ...

Surf imagery shines at MACC’s Schaefer

A new exhibit celebrating images of surfing and its history opens Sunday and runs through Feb. 17 at the Schaefer International Gallery at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center in Kahului. “Surfing Hawai‘i” presents the most popular ocean sport, beginning with the origins of “he‘e ...

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Giving Thanks…

Whether dining out or ordering prepared food for an at-home celebration, Maui’s restaurants and catering services are here to help. The 5 Palms “ohana” invite you to a traditional three-course Thanksgiving Day turkey dinner. The first course choice is roasted butternut squash soup ...

For Oktoberfest, it’s Brigit and Bernard’s

For The Maui News For 20 years, those in the know hoist steins, eat German and party to oompah during Oktoberfest Fridays and Saturdays 6-10 p.m. in October, at Brigit and Bernard’s Garden Cafe, 335 Ho‘ohana St., in Kahului. Bernard Weber is the undisputed king of German cuisine and ...

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Eatery brings change of pace to Maui’s south side dining scene

Thanksgiving is finally upon us. This Thanksgiving will be my first with my baby daughter. I’ve never felt the spirit of Thanksgiving more. This season is all about family — ohana — which includes not just our blood family, but our friends, our in-laws, our neighbors and our extended ...

In search of a perfect cup of coffee

Coffee adventures. I just love, just adore, can’t live without coffee! The aroma, the ritual behind brewing up the perfect cup. The black velvety, favorite pick-me-up of the the entire world. No morning would be complete with- out it. More than 2.25 billion cups of coffee are consumed in ...

‘Da kine grinds’ found at Maui’s tiny, home-style restaurants

There are hundreds of food trucks on Maui. I’m getting to know the owners and finding out what inspired them to create their food vision on wheels. Maui food trucks are birthed in tradition and are multi-cultural. They are colorful, individual and irresistible. Where fast foods fails, food ...

Fresh produce, Maui-made products draw shoppers to farmers markets

Local farmers and food artisans can be found at farmers markets from Hana to West Maui. Here’s the story behind some of the entreprenuers I recently spoke with at farmers markets on the island: Kyle and Bina Fisher operate Graze and Sprout Farm in Makawao. It’s a small-scale organic farm ...

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Forrest / Amano

Megan Leinaala Susan Amano, daughter of Mark Sr. and Jeanine Amano of Makawao, and William Ryan Forrest, son of James and Karen Forrest of Mossyrock, Wash., were married on Aug. 24 in Ka‘anapali. The couple’s close friend David Wolff performed the ceremony. A reception followed at the ...

Wilt / Knight

Jacqueline Knight and Todd Wilt, both of Columbia, S.C., were married on April 28 at The Columns at Six Penny Farm, McGaheysville, Va., in the Shenandoah Valley by Pastor Tim Cole. The bride is the daughter of John and Terry Knight of Bridgewater, Va., and the granddaughter of John Knight, who ...

McMillan / Grad

Matthew Grad and Kyra Grad (formerly Kyra McMillan) were married on April 18 in Las Vegas. Kyra Grad was raised in Kula. Matthew Grad has lived on Maui for over 10 years and is from Bismarck, N.D.The couple live in Makawao with their 1 1/2 year old daughter and are expecting a boy in October.

Sacapanio-Baisa/Lee

Jessica Nohealani Lee, daughter of Derek and Evalani Lee of Kahului, and Marshall Pomaikai Sacapanio-Baisa, son of Terrie Baisa and the late Michael Sacapanio, were married on Oct. 11, 2014, at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Pulehu Chapel in Kula. Bishop Mark Kaaa performed the ...