Performers at Maui Steel Guitar Festival • Friday-Sunday in Lahaina & Kahului, Don Touchi photo.
Shearwater Tavern Executive Chef Carl Yeh will go head-to-head with Chef Keith Endo in cooking for “Battle of the Booze II.” D.K. Restaurant Group photo
Westin Nanea Ocean Villas Executive Chef Ikaika Manaku is all fired up about the first birthday party of the resort coming up on Monday with food, drink and live music. Westin Nanea photo
Crispy pork belly with adobo glaze served over garlic-fried rice will be among multi-ethnic dishes served. MICHELLE OLNEY PHOTOGRAPHY
Scene from 2017 Haiku Flower Festival. Haiku Hoolaulea • Saturday at Haiku Elementary School, Malia Golden Akinaka photo.
Vieux Farka Toure, courtesy MACC.
Hawaiian steel guitarist Alan Akaka, chair for the 2018 Maui Steel Guitar Festival, is one of the many virtuosos performing at this year’s event. Photo courtesy the artist
“Water” Amy Hanaiali‘i
“Fire” Napua Greig
“Forest” Raiatea Helm (in photo), “Water” Amy Hanaiali‘i (second photo) and “Fire” Napua Greig (third photo), return in the “Three Maui Divas” concert presented at 7:30 p.m. Friday in Castle Theater at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center in Kahului. Tickets for the show are $12, $25, $35, $45 plus applicable fees and are available at the box office, by phone at 242-7469 or online at www.mauiarts.org. For the Nalu’s South Shore Grill dinner and show, call 891-8650. MaryLane Photography
Ed Helms stars as Joe Gargan in a scene from “Chappaquiddick.” Entertainment Studios via AP
A scene from “Ready Player One,” a film by Steven Spielberg. Warner Bros. Pictures via AP
You can still catch Oprah Winfrey in “A Wrinkle In Time.” Disney via AP
Chris Kepler, drama instructor at King Kekaulike High School, stands on stage at the new state-of-the-art King Kekaulike Performing Arts Center in Pukalani. The center opens next weekend with “The Lady Pirates of Captain Bree.” Performances are at 7 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 3 p.m. Sundays, April 20 through 29. Tickets are $10 for adults and $6 for students. For more information or to purchase tickets for any King Kekaulike Drama event, visit www.kingkekaulike.com. Photos courtesy King Kekaulike Drama
Puakenikeni Kepler (on gangplank) leads her band of lady pirates Madeline LaCount (from left), Kylie Takushi, Mariko Yoshida, Caitlyn Sylva, Madison Stephens-Maguire, Jessie Thomas, Kaya Glomb, Kaya Greene and Nash Ventura in “The Lady Pirates of Captain Bree,” the opening production at the new King Kekaulike Performing Arts Center in Pukalani.
Local favorite Zydeco funk band, Soul Kitchen, will record a live album Saturday at Charley’s Restaurant & Saloon in Paia. PENNY PALMER photo
Catch Kawika Kahiapo, multiple Na Hoku Hanohano award winner, Wednesday at Napili Kai Beach Resort’s Aloha Pavilion. The Maui News file photo
The Three Maui Divas (in photo) Napua Greig, Raiatea Helm and Amy Hanaiali‘i • Friday at MACC, courtesy MACC.