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Scenemakers

Makawao – Christine Eckart (from left), Emma Mennel and Kekoa Enomoto hobnob on the Hawai‘i Job Corps campus in Makawao after a Feb. 15 bimonthly open house/luncheon; Austin Daniels photo. Check out featured Maui County people who make the Scene. Share your recent pictures from island ...

Scenemakers

Kahului – The Boykin family, Atticus (from left), Liz, Sarah Bell and Oscar, enjoyed participating in last month’s Women’s March at University of Hawaii Maui College campus; Gail Gnazzo photo. Check out featured Maui County people who make the Scene. Share your recent pictures from ...

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Maalaea – Chayne Balios (left) and her grandmother, Juanita Nagata after a great performance with their dance troupe, Judy’s Gang, at the “SHMOOVIES” show last week at the Maui Arts &  Cultural Center; Frank Krau photo. Kahului – Paula Diep (left) and Laurie Robello ...

Scenemakers

Kahului – Volunteers Karen Maeda (from left, first photo), Sharmen Graydon and Donna Ponce take a break to “surf” the photo-op area set up for Observe & Play Family Day at the Schaefer International Gallery earlier this month. Photo courtesy the Maui Arts & Cultural Center. • ...

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Welcome to paradise

Na Hoku Hanohano Award-winning musician Kainani Kahaunaele is acclaimed for celebrating the Hawaiian language through the art of songwriting and poetry and as a teacher at the University of Hawaii at Hilo. “My passion is to perpetuate Hawaiian culture in a way that is more authentic and to ...

‘Humbled and blessed’

UB40’s founding lead singer, Ali Campbell, has called Maui “one of my favorite places on the planet,” and at 5:30 p.m. Saturday he will return with vocalist Astro to deliver another electrifying concert in the A&B Amphitheater at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center in Kahului. ...

Hawaiian music legends: Together one-on-one for first time

Over the years, Robi Kahakalau has performed at a number of concerts featuring Henry Kapono, but the two acclaimed musicians have never teamed before in an intimate setting like the Artist 2 Artist showcase at 7:30 p.m. Friday in the McCoy Studio Theater at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center ...

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Double your fun with two one-act comedies

As we move into the annual spring downpour of local theater, an early theme has emerged — unconventional highbrow comedy, to be immediately followed by a trio of more familiar youth shows in March. Next weekend ProArts opens a double-dose of one-act comedies, “Black Comedy” and “ ...

Raw storytelling latest Seabury theater work

What is a story? If someone tells a story at a party, there is frequently no framework — not always a clear beginning, middle, conflict, resolution and epilogue. The storyteller might tangentially add in how wonderful the food was, what you should order and where to park. That party story is ...

Titillating trifecta of talent takes aim at isle

While local theater and dance take a break as Valentine’s Day approaches, standup comedy takes center stage with three shows for Maui audiences to choose starting next week. If you’re planning a night on the town for Valentine’s weekend, advance reservations are essential. I spoke with ...

Charming huckster and … virtuosic vaudevillian

Frequently billed as “Certified Lunatic and Master of the Impossible,” performing artist Tomas Kubinek describes himself as “fool, clown, visual poet, solo performance artist, multi-talented vaudevillian, comic genius and charming huckster.” His performances are “a one-man show of ...

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Latest Movies

Maui Scene’s minireviews, excerpts of wire service reviews and previews are provided by studios and other sources. SPECIAL SCREENINGS “THE WIFE” R, 1:40. Drama, Regency Kihei Cinemas. 10:30 a.m. Saturday and 7:30 p.m. Wednesday. After nearly forty years of marriage, Joan and Joe ...

A sweet swan song for ‘How to Train Your Dragon’

Associated Press Born in the 3-D land rush, “How to Train Your Dragon” has never quite shrugged off the bland corporate sheen attached to it from the start. But almost a decade since taking flight in 2010, these movies have made up for their lack of fire with enough sincerity and genuine ...

Latest Movies

Maui Scene’s minireviews, excerpts of wire service reviews and previews are provided by studios and other sources. SPECIAL SCREENINGS “2019 OSCAR NOMINATED LIVE ACTION SHORT FILMS” NR, Concerts/special events. Regency Kihei Cinemas. 10:30 a.m. Saturday. A compilation of short films ...

Latest Movies

Maui Scene’s minireviews, excerpts of wire service reviews and previews are provided by studios and other sources. SPECIAL SCREENINGS * “BTS WORLD TOUR: LOVE YOURSELF IN SOUL” PG, 2:00. Concert/special events. Maui Mall Megaplex. 12:55 p.m. Saturday. Shot at the Olympic Stadium in ...

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Must See: Saturday • Mardi Gras Maui

LET GOOD TIMES ROLL AT MAUI AIDS FOUNDATION BENEFIT: Put on your favorite mask, beads and ‘Nawlins-style costume at Mardi Gras Maui that kicks off at 6 p.m. Saturday at King Kamehameha Golf Club in Waikapu. Or you can pick up masks and beads right there. The Maui AIDS Foundation benefit will ...

Island Events • February 21, 2019

THURSDAY, FEB. 21 PICNIC FOR POKI FEATURES LIVE HAWAIIAN MUSIC Roselani Place and Ola Na Mele Productions bring the spirit of aloha with a Hawaiian music concert at 11 a.m. at Waikapu Community Center, 22 E. Waiko Rd. this month. Location has changed due to rainy weather. This month’s ...

Must See: Hawaii Youth Symphony and Raiatea Helm

HAWAII’S FINEST YOUNG MUSICIANS PERFORM IN SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA. Maui students and the public have the rare delight of observing the Hawaii Youth Symphony in action, accompanied by Hawaiian musician and Na Hoku Hanohano Award-winner Raiatea Helm, at a free President’s Day concert at 4 p.m. ...

Island Events • February 14, 2019

THURSDAY, FEB. 14 SHOW YOUR LOVE WITH A LITTLE ‘SLACK ROCK’ A protege of Hawaiian slack key guitar legends, Makana fans the flames of love with his distinctive fusion of bluegrass, rock, blues and raga — coined “slack rock” — at 7:30 p.m. in the McCoy Studio Theater at the Maui ...

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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. Friday: Maui Toy Works trading card game, 5 p.m. Saturday: Family Magic, noon.; ...

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. Friday: Maui Toy Works trading card game, 5 p.m. Saturday: Family Magic, noon.; ...

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.; Chinese New Year ...

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.; Yu-Gi-Oh card session, 3 p.m. ...

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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 Parrillo and Tim Osbourne, 6 p.m. Saturday: Keali‘i Lum, 11 a.m. (brunch) and 3 p.m.; Damon Parrillo and guest, ...

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 Parrillo and Tim Osbourne, 6 p.m. Saturday: Keali‘i Lum, 11 a.m. (brunch) and 3 p.m.; Damon Parrillo and guest, ...

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 Parrillo and Tim Osbourne, 6 p.m. Saturday: Keali‘i Lum, 11 a.m. (brunch) and 3 p.m.; Damon Parrillo and guest, ...

Maui Music

WEST MAUI CANE & CANOE, Montage Kapalua Bay, 1 Bay Drive, Kapalua, 662-6681 Today: Pi‘ilani Arias/My Daze Entertainment, 5:30 p.m. in the bar. Friday: Kapali Keahi, 5:30 p.m. in the bar. Saturday: Gary Larson, 5:30 p.m. in the restaurant; Dayan Kai, 6 p.m. in the bar. Sunday: Gary ...

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Side Orders • February 21, 2019

TICKET SALES GALORE . . . Who remembers the former gourmet Chinese restaurant Ming Court that was housed at Whalers Village in Kaanapali? Back in the day, the owner, Alan Ong, invited Beach Boy Mike Love to dine, and I was lucky to be in the party. Love was the guest of honor and he graciously ...

Side Orders • February 14, 2019

AMOROUS APPETITES . . . There is good news and bad news when it comes to sexy island meals. The good news is that TripAdvisor has announced the Most Romantic Restaurants in the U.S., and Hawaii has not one, but three winners. “No other state had three restaurants recognized, making Hawaii ...

Side Orders • February 7, 2019

FOOD FOR THOUGHT . . . While the restaurant has been open since August in the old Antonio’s, it just started a new lunch service in addition to dinners. I’m talking about Tanpopo Dandelion near Long’s Drugs in Kihei. “We closed Antonio’s last May,” says Chef-owner Kono Akao, who ...

Side Orders • January 31, 2019

AROUND THE TOWN . . . With hints of Rainbow Drive-In and Fuddruckers rolled into one, the new Kihei Bar & Grill is drawing in local crowds in the old Ruby Tuesday location in Kihei. “The last day of Ruby’s was Dec. 31,” says owner Rick Nakashima, who also ran that incarnation. “We ...

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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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Vana at Paia Inn on north shore

Smack dab in the middle of all of the tourist, surfer and hippie-dippie hustle and bustle in Paia is a new restaurant gem — hidden right in plain sight. Vana makes you wanna eat there — and you can do so in casual clothes while dining fine in a garden setting on everything from lox and ...

Ocean Realm: Whale Tale 2019

Whale Trust is an esteemed nonprofit on Maui that will dive deep into the ocean realm at its 13th annual Whale Tales from Friday through Monday (the President’s Day holiday) at The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua and aboard various vessels. Often described as West Maui’s premier humpback whale ...

Love at first bite

Those in the mood for romantic food on Valentine’s Day will find lots of amorous options. In fact, island chefs are hurtling menus Maui Scene’s way faster than Cupid can shoot his arrows. Since Feb. 14 is one of the busiest dining days of the year, it’s prudent to make reservations soon. ...

Leoda’s bakes pies and then some

Leoda’s Kitchen & Pie Shop in Olowalu was first rocketed to fame on the Cooking Channel’s “The Best Thing I Ever Ate” show a few years back. The team continues to draw in diners with freshly baked pies and other comfort foods. “When we opened in 2011, we were baking about 100 ...

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Hawaiian Airlines brewing interest

Hawaii Coffee Company, the owner of Lion Coffee, just announced a multi-year Hawaiian Airlines agreement to serve award-winning Lion Coffee onboard its aircraft. Now coffee-loving passengers on Hawaiian’s international, U.S. Mainland and Neighbor Island flights can enjoy fresh, locally ...

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 ...

9th Life Hawaii: Quietly caring for Maui cats since 1999

Phyllis Tavares has always loved animals—she was born that way, she admits. “There was never an awakening,” she says. “It was always there.” It was there when, as a New York City-dwelling toddler visiting the country for the first time, she eagerly tottered toward a massive bull ...

Looking Back Through The Maui News

100 Years Ago 1919 — In the middle of January last, some Haleakala Ranch cowboys broke ice in a stream at Olinda. Frost and ice as far down the slope as Olinda is most unusual, as Puunianiau is generally the limit as far as the freezing point is concerned. 75 Years Ago 1944 — A new ...

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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 ...