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Paia – Mixologist Danny Dispo having fun as he cuts blocks of ice for use in craft cocktails at Vana Paia, Mona de Crinis photo. * 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 ...

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Wailea – Daithi Magee (from left) and MHS staffers Rachael Magee and Jess Gambsky embrace the “Studio Fifty-Fur” theme at 2019 Fur Ball. Maui Humane Society volunteers (from left) Alicia Moore, Jasmin Roque and Carole Willis keep the Fur Ball rolling at the popular MHS fundraiser ...

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Wailea – Members of Central East Maui Little League team and Little League West Champions, who represented Hawaii at the Little League World Series in Pennsylvania, were treated to a royal homecoming at Grand Wailea, A Waldorf Astoria Resort. Pictured back row from left: Kaleb Mathias, Nakea ...

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Kahului – Angela Vento (left) and Katie Peabody enjoying the festivities at the 25th anniversary of the MACC annual gala, Maui Calls, earlier this month; Tony Novak-Clifford photo. * Check out featured Maui County people who make the Scene. Share your recent pictures from island life, then ...

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British roots reggae band Steel Pulse headlines

Since the release of their groundbreaking debut album, “Handsworth Revolution,” in 1978, Steel Pulse has railed against racism, colonialism, social injustice and environmental destruction on classic songs such as “Earth Crises, “ Ku Klux Klan,” “Tribute To The Martyrs,” “Ravers, ...

Halemanu infuses jazzy rock with Hawaiian soul

Last year’s well-deserved Na Hoku Hanohano Award for Island Music Album shone a spotlight on Halemanu, one of Maui’s talented musicians. Describing his music as “jazz infused rock & roll with Hawaiian soul,” Halemanu produced the winning “So the Story Goes,” which featured a ...

Maui Farm Aid in the making?

The seeds for a future Maui version of Farm Aid were planted on Saturday at the Mahi‘ai Music and Food Festival held at Maui Country Club in Spreckelsville. Opening with his classic “Whisky River,” country icon Willie Nelson headlined the sold-out fundraising event which featured an ...

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‘Strangers on a train’

With one reluctant toast, two murders become inevitable and a chilling conflict is set in motion in ProArts’ gripping production of “Strangers on a Train” at the ProArts Playhouse in Kihei. Jefferson Davis, as burgeoning architect Guy Haines, and Geronimo Sun, as wealthy playboy Charles ...

‘Strangers on a Train’

Well-known for their murder mystery and thriller productions such as “The Mousetrap,” “Ten Little Soldiers,” “Dial M for Murder” and June’s “Sleuth,” ProArts explores this noir genre again when they open their 2019-20 season tomorrow night with “Strangers on a Train” at ...

Local theater is golden ticket

Previous years in the Backstage preview guide, I have included what Broadway had in store. This year, because Maui will have so many performing arts events in 2019-20, we didn’t have room to include Broadway and could only mention half of 40-plus productions scheduled for the season. Next ...

‘EVIL DEAD THE MUSICAL’

The founders of Roseox Productions, Jennifer Rose and Jim Oxborrow, have a peculiar explanation on how they met. “Jen cast me in ‘The Producers’ in 2012,” said Oxborrow. “Jim’s audition was hilarious,” countered Rose. “He was singing and ripped of his shirt to reveal he ...

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Latest Movies

Maui Scene’s minireviews, wire service reviews and previews are provided by studios and other sources. SPECIAL SCREENINGS “LOVE, ANTOSHA” R, 1:32. Documentary. Regency Kihei Cinemas. 10:30 a.m. Saturday and 7:30 p.m. Wednesday. A portrait of the extraordinary life and career of actor ...

Latest Movies

Maui Scene’s minireviews, wire service reviews and previews are provided by studios and other sources. SPECIAL SCREENINGS “STAR TREK: THE MOTION PICTURE 40TH ANNIVESARY” 2:25. Drama. Regency Kihei Cinema. 1 and 4 p.m. Sunday; 4 and 7 p.m. Wednesday. Celebrate the 40th anniversary ...

Latest Movies

Maui Scene’s minireviews, wire service reviews and previews are provided by studios and other sources. SPECIAL SCREENINGS “PLACIDO DOMINGO GALA” 2:00. Concert /special events. Regal Maui Mall Megaplex. 12:55 p.m. Saturday. From the Arena di Verona comes an operatic gala concert ...

Latest Movies

Maui Scene’s minireviews, wire service reviews and previews are provided by studios and other sources. SPECIAL SCREENINGS “THE LAST BLACK MAN IN SAN FRANCISCO” R, 2:01. Drama. Regency Kihei Cinema. 10:30 a.m. Saturday and 7:30 p.m. Wednesday. A man dreams of reclaiming the Victorian ...

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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. Family Bingo, 4:30 to 5:15 p.m.; Maui High School Dance and Music Club, 5:30 to 6 p.m.; Madame Butterfly performance, 5:30 to 7:30 ...

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 anguard trading card ...

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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: 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: Bobby Moderow, 3 p.m.; 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.; ...

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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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 • September 19, 2019

THURSDAY, SEPT. 19 RIVETING ‘STRANGERS ON A TRAIN’ CONTINUES RUN Catch this thrilling theatrical presentation, filled with dark wit, blackmail and suspense, at 730 p.m. at ProArts Playhouse in Kihei’s Azeka Shopping Center. Additional performances are 7:30 p.m. Thursdays through ...

Maui Okinawan Festival

EXPERIENCE OKINAWAN MUSIC, DANCE, FOOD AND CULTURE AT FREE FESTIVAL Check out the Maui Okinawan Festival, co-sponsored by Queen Ka‘ahumanu Center, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at QKC’s Center Stage. This free community event features continuous Okinawan music and dance performed by local and ...

Island Events • September 12, 2019

THURSDAY, SEPT. 12 DISCOVER TRADITION AND CULTURE AT HULA MA‘I Learn about Hula Ma‘i, traditional procreation chants and dances which celebrate and encourage the continuation of ali‘i family lines, at 7:30 p.m. in McCoy Studio Theater at Maui Arts & Cultural Center in Kahului. ...

Must See: Ku Mai Ka Hula 2019

Ku Mai Ka Hula features male and female dancers performing both kahiko (traditional) and ‘auana (modern) hula stylings. This year, participating halau are from throughout Hawaii, the continental U.S. and Japan. Expect to see halau compete with a level of performance usually reserved for more ...

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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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September 19 through 25, 2019

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September 12 through 18, 2019

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September 5 through 11, 2019

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August 29 through September 4, 2019

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Pet of the Week

Got room in your life for a one of a kind character? Then you've got to come see me, Black Olive (Cat No. 204D). I'm an outgoing five-month-old baby girl that's a winning combination of silly and snuggly. I was brought to MHS with eye issues back in May and, thanks to the Hope Fund, they gave ...

Looking for family fun saturday?

Check out the Maui Okinawan Festival, co-sponsored by Queen Ka‘ahumanu Center, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at QKC’s Center Stage. This free community event features continuous Okinawan music and dance performed by local and visiting talent, as well as taiko and sanshin performers and odori ...

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 ...

Steel Pulse, Oktoberfest and a graduate

British roots reggae band, Steel Pulse, brings their unique blend of music and activism to Republik Music Festival Maui, which takes over the A&B Amphitheater at Maui Arts & Cultural Center next weeknd. Other bands slated to play include the Original Wailers and Trevor Hall (Saturday) ...

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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 ...