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Scenemakers

Kahului – Waiting for the doors to open at the Conner Snow concert at McCoy Studio Theater at Maui Arts & Cultural Center last week are Ashley Toda and her dad, Seabury Hall Hawaiian Ensemble and Ukulele Teacher Jon Toda; Catherine Kenar photo. Check out featured Maui County people who ...

Scenemakers

Wailuku – Loring Robbins (left) and Gena Gallegos wait to enter the Historic Iao Theater Monday evening for ONO! featuring Wailuku Performing Arts Alliance members Maui OnStage Youth Theater, Maui Academy of Performing Arts, Maui Chamber Orchestra, Maui Pops Orchestra and Maui Choral ...

Scenemakers

Wailuku – Following the Sunday performance of Maui OnStage Youth Theater’s “Once On This Island,” Jaimie Tirona (clockwise from bottom left), Rylynn Guthrie, Ian Smith, Sophia Gallegos and Dakota Welch got to meet Michael Jackowitz, of Witzend Productions, who was the producer of the ...

Scenemakers

Kihei – Cara Moore (from left), Hermine Harman and Rosanna Lewis walk the red carpet at La Dolce Vita fundraiser for the Maui Memorial Medical Center Foundation; Bootzie Alexander photo. Lahaina – Maui Writers Ink local authors Oliver Gold (from left), Nansy Phleger and Howard Fields ...

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Nawang Khechog

One of Tibet’s foremost contemporary musicians, Grammy-nominated flute player Nawang Khechog, will perform at 3 p.m. Sunday, April 28, in the McCoy Studio Theater at Maui Arts & Cultural Center in Kahului, accompanied by Hawaiian music legend Keola Beamer. Best known for his ...

‘Good Vibrations’ resonate at MACC

Hawaii has long held an almost mythical fascination for the Beach Boys. The legendary band first began singing about their love for the islands in 1963, with “Hawaii” and “Surfin’ USA,” where they dreamed of surfing at Waimea Bay. “All my life I wanted to see the island called ...

Music fills the air

The annual Maui Hawaiian Steel Guitar Festival will feature some of our state’s most gifted musicians performing free on April 12 and 13 at Lahaina’s Outlets of Maui, and then at the Queen Ka‘ahumanu Center on April 14. Created to preserve and perpetuate the Hawaiian steel guitar, the ...

Dazzling, breathtaking, dynamic

British actor Martin Clunes began a new travel series on U.K. TV in February with a trip to Hawaii to explore our islands beyond the typical tourist world. Known to PBS viewers as the star of “Doc Martin,” Clunes met up with ukulele virtuoso Taimane on Oahu. He was gob-smacked, as the ...

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Lightning in a bottle

Stage Review Every once in awhile Maui’s theater companies offer up something extraordinary. Past examples that come to mind are the Maui Academy of Performing Arts’ “Les Miserables” and Maui OnStage’s “Chicago.” I call it lightning in a bottle. ProArts “Avenue Q” is a ...

Student theater season ends with joyous ‘Annie’

Stage Review Every visit to the King Kekaulike Performing Arts Center is an engaging experience due to its phenomenal amenities, but “Annie,” its latest offering, is noticeably exceptional. Director Chris Kepler has undeniably outdone himself with this marvelous production, partly due to ...

Finding your way to ‘Avenue Q’

It is likely that many people, by simply seeing the title “Avenue Q,” know exactly what it is, can quote the lyrics to this irreverent musical, plan on attending over the coming weeks and have already purchased their tickets. Others are saying, “What is ‘Avenue Q?’ ” The best ...

Youth theater serves up two Broadway faves

Those who have never paid a visit to the awe-inspiring King Kekaulike Performing Arts Center in Pukalani will have the chance again next weekend when King Kekaulike Drama opens its annual end-of-school year musical, “Annie,” at King Kekaulike High School. This classic Tony Award-winning ...

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Latest Movies

Maui Scene’s minireviews, wire service reviews and previews are provided by studios and other sources. SPECIAL SCREENINGS “RIFFTRAX LIVE: OCTAMAN” PG-13, 2:00. Concert/special events. Maui Mall Megaplex. 8 p.m. today and 7:30 p.m. Wednesday. To celebrate the 10th anniversary of ...

Latest Movies

Maui Scene’s minireviews, wire service reviews and previews are provided by studios and other sources. SPECIAL SCREENINGS “ARCTIC” PG-13, 1:38. Drama. Regency Kihei Cinemas. 10:30 a.m. Saturday. A man stranded in the Arctic after an airplane crash must decide whether to remain in ...

Henson, Rockwell bring sensitivity to true-life tale of racism of 1960s

If you didn’t know that “The Best of Enemies” was based on a true story, you’d likely find the premise preposterous, and for a movie, probably ill-advised: A lowbrow Klan leader in North Carolina and a black single mom/community activist are forced into dialogue and become lifelong ...

‘The Beach Bum’ offers symphony of debauchery

Matthew McConaughey is at his dirt bag finest as a good-time Charlie stoner-poet named Moondog in Harmony Korine’s “The Beach Bum,” a bizarre and transfixing carnival of vulgarity and vice. In some ways it’s the part he was born to play. Whether or not that’s a good thing for him, ...

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Island Events • April 18, 2019

THURSDAY, APRIL 18 HOLLIS LEE AND FRIENDS ROCK PICNIC FOR POKI Roselani Place and Ola Na Mele Productions foster the aloha spirit with a Hawaiian music concert featuring Hollis Lee, or Uncle Hollis, and friends at 11 a.m. at the Historic Kaahumanu Church in Wailuku (103 S. High St.). Bring ...

Must See: J Boog & Tarrus Riley – BASH 2019

ISLAND REGGAE SUPERSTAR returns to maui with very special guest. Catch Samoan singer and Hawaii favorite J Boog — a wildly gifted artist who fuses reggae with R&B, hip-hop and rock — when he appears with Jamaican reggae sensation Tarrus Riley, son of veteran singer Jimmy Riley, at 6 ...

Island Events • April 11, 2019

To purchase tickets or request information for events at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center in Kahului, call 242-7469, visit www.mauiarts.org or head to the box office (unless otherwise specified in event listing). THURSDAY, APRIL 11 OCEAN / REEF HEALTH TOPIC AT AKAKU UPSTAIRS SALON Maui ...

Must See: Sean Dorsey’s ‘Boys in Trouble’

PERFORMANCE TROUPE UNPACKS TOXIC MASCULINITY THROUGH DANCE. Transgender choreographer Sean Dorsey returns to Maui with the new dance show “Boys in Trouble” — an extravaganza of full-throttle dance, raw emotion, irreverent humor and vulnerable storytelling that examines American ...

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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.; Hula show, 1 p.m.; Cardfight Vanguard Trading ...

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.; Hula show, 1 p.m.; Cardfight Vanguard Trading Card ...

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.; Hula show, 1 p.m.; Cardfight Vanguard Trading Card ...

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.; Hula show, 1 p.m.; Cardfight Vanguard Trading ...

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Maui Music

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

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Side Orders • April 18, 2019

LOVE BEADS AND MORE . . . Bust out your best Nehru jackets, Go-Go boots, mini skirts, baby-doll dresses and tye-dye T-shirts for the ‘Aipono Restaurant Awards kicking off at 5:30 p.m. today outdoors at Hyatt Regency Maui Resort & Spa’s Halona Kai Lawn and moving into the Monarchy ...

Side Orders • April 11, 2019

A+ FINDS . . . Calling all high school grads: Wanna dine out to celebrate your upcoming diploma? Simply ask your parents to gather an ohana of four adults to take you to Ruth’s Chris Steak House at either the Outlets of Maui in Lahaina or The Shops of Wailea — and your entree will be free. ...

Side Orders • April 4, 2019

SEIZE THE MOMENT . . . “Remember all of those women on the Titanic who waved off the dessert cart?” the great humorist Erma Bombeck pondered. I say, do not wave off Hana Gold chocolate bars — desserts “to die for.” Only, you don’t have to go down with the ship to try the bars made ...

Side Orders • March 28, 2019

RISE AND SHINE . . . From 9 a.m. to sunset Saturday, you can listen to music, bid at silent auction, sip awa and buy crafts from Hawaiian vendors at Ho‘omau 2019 at Maui Nui Botanical Gardens in Kahului. “This is our 32nd annual event,” says Kili Namau‘u, director of Punana Leo O Maui ...

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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 ...

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March 28 through April 3, 2019

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CELEBRATION of the ARTS

This Easter weekend, The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua will be puttin’ on its interactive Celebration of the Arts festival for the 27th consecutive year. Spanning two days Friday and Saturday, it features Hawaii artisans, educators, cultural practitioners, speakers and entertainers, who will convene ...

Montage hosts Easter brunch, Rosé By the Bay

Perched above Namalu Bay, the Cliff House that fronts Montage Kapalua Bay resort will offer its ongoing popup, Rosé by the Bay, from 4 to 7:30 p.m. Thursdays through Sundays until the end of April. The Montage staff will be serving delectable food pairings with a variety of Rosé wines from ...

Easter eats

Like clockwork, restaurant seats on Easter Sunday are selling out faster than a hare can hop. Follow his fast pace and hurry to make reservations. Address requests or needs at this time, rather than at busy hostess stands in the middle of the holiday rush. Conveniently located in Central ...

East Maui Taro Festival

The 27th annual East Maui Taro Festival will be pounding with food, music, Hawaiian culture and arts and crafts from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at the Hana Ballpark. “The purpose of the festival is to feature taro/kalo in all its various forms — in the food plates, live plants for farmers ...

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Ahead of the Class

To have your class, workshop or presentation included in this free listing, email its title, instructor, location, dates, start/end times, cost and brief description to currents@mauinews.com. Due to the volume of submissions, items will be listed as close as possible to their start date; if a ...

Pet of the Week

Wishing you had an upbeat best friend that’s sure to keep you laughing for years to come? Then you really should come and meet me, Peaches, dog No. H37. I’m a playful and jolly 6-year-old spayed female that’s looking for a family to shower with a ton of cuddles and kisses. I wasn’t ...

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 242-6343. • 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. ...

Alzheimer’s benefit launches Maui Culinary Theater

Sugar Beach Events will launch the Maui Culinary Theater from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. April 28 as a benefit for Hawaii Alzheimer’s Association chapter. Located at 85 North Kihei Road in Kihei, Sugar Beach Events will add this culinary theater to its ongoing lineup of stellar event and cooking ...

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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 ...

Corretjer Meader

Nina Meader and Ivan Corretjer were married Sept. 5 on a "secret" Maui beach after eight years of dating. Originally from Washington, D.C., Nina is currently living on Maui and Ivan is living in San Diego. They plan to continue the early part of their marriage together on the island sometime in ...