Island Events

Mick Fleetwood and Willie K will perform at the Uncle Willie K BBQ Bluesfest on Saturday; photo by Shooting Stars Maui.

Island Events • March 23, 2017

TODAY, MARCH 23 NA MO‘OLELO: HAWAIIAN CULTURAL PROGRAM Learn about the Hawaiian culture, language and traditions with guest cultural practitioners between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. daily at Maui Ocean Center in Maalaea. It is included with the aquarium admission and is appropriate for all ...

Keiki performing at a past Ho‘omau, a benefit for Punana Leo O Maui; photo by Gerry Mooney

Ho‘omaui 2017 • Saturday

A BENEFIT FOR PUNANA LEO O MAUI. Celebrate the 30th year of Ho‘omau, the annual fundraiser to support Punana Leo O Maui Hawaiian Language Immersion Preschool, from 9 a.m. to sunset Saturday at Maui Nui Botanical Gardens in Kahului. Enjoy entertainment by students of the Hawaiian Immersion ...

Kuana Torres Kahele to perform Saturday in the MACC’s McCoy Studio Theater; photo courtesy MACC.

Island Events • March 16, 2017

TODAY, MARCH 16 EXPLORE REAL-LIFE TRAGIC-COMIC THEATER See “Nogales: Storytellers in Cartel Country,” a production that focuses on the victimization of an innocent teenage Mexican boy, at 7:30 p.m. in the Maui Arts & Cultural Center’s McCoy Studio Theater in Kahului. Tickets are ...

Maui Pops Orchestra and HAPA to perform Sunday at Castle Theater; photos courtesy MACC.

‘Spring Pops’ with HAPA • Sunday

MAUI POPS ORCHESTRA JOINS FORCES WITH HAPA. Enjoy Maui Pops Orchestra featuring HAPA at its “Spring Pops” concert at 3 p.m. Sunday in the Maui Arts & Cultural Center’s Castle Theater in Kahului. Tickets range from $20 to $55 (plus applicable fees). For more information, ...

Queen Ka‘ahumanu Center in Kahului will honor the queen’s birthday Friday and Saturday. Photo courtesy QKC

QKC to celebrate Queen Ka‘ahumanu’s birthday

As part of monthly efforts to enhance community education and awareness, Queen Ka‘ahumanu Center in Kahului this month is celebrating the birthday of the queen it’s named after. The shopping center, along with ‘Ahahui Ka‘ahumanu and KPOA Radio, invite the community to celebrate Queen ...

Aparna Ramaswamy to perform at Maui Arts & Cultural Center tonight; photo by Ed Bock.

Island Events • March 9, 2017

TODAY, MARCH 9 BE MOVED BY ‘THEY ROSE AT DAWN’ AT MACC Aparna Ramaswamy presents “They Rose at Dawn,” at 7:30 p.m. in the Maui Arts & Cultural Center’s Castle Theater. Tickets are $35 and $45 (plus applicable fees). For more details, visit www.mauiarts.org or call ...

Maui Ocean Center celebrates 19 years; photo provided by MOC

Maui Ocean Center’s 19th Anniversary • Thursday and Sunday

CELEBRATE WITH MAUI OCEAN CENTER! Today: Maui Ocean Center presents “In the Wake of Giants” short film with guest speaker Ed Lyman at 6 p.m. in the Maui Ocean Center’s Open Ocean Exhibit. Doors will open at 5:45 p.m. Admission is free but seating is limited to the first 100 guests. Call ...

Festival-goers participating in painting; photo provided by Lynn Donovan of LahainaTown Action Committee.

Lahaina Whale & Ocean Arts Festival • Saturday and Sunday

SEE OVER 20 LOCAL ARTISTS, A VARIETY OF MUSIC AND MORE. The LahainaTown Action Committee presents the Lahaina Whale & Ocean Arts Festival from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at the Banyan Tree in Lahaina. Entertainment includes Haiku Hillbillys, Anthony Pfluke, Maui Jam, Uncle Lui ...

Saturday - A Taste of School Gardens at Hotel Wailea’s sunset lawn; photo by Mieko Photography

Island Events • March 2, 2017

TODAY, MARCH 2 SEAN DORSEY DANCE: THE MISSING GENERATION Sean Dorsey’s dance show gives voice to “The Missing Generation,” survivors of the early AIDS epidemic. The performance will begin at 7:30 p.m. in the Maui Arts & Cultural Center’s Castle Theater in Kahului. Tickets are ...

See Robi Kahakalau at the free Lahaina Music Series today; photo provided by Lahaina Restoration Foundation.

Island Events: February 23, 2017

TODAY, FEB. 23 SEE AFRICA’S LEADING STAR DOBET GNAHORE Ivory Coast vocalist and dancer Dobet Gnahore will perform at 7:30 p.m. in the Maui Arts & Cultural Center’s Castle Theater in Kahului. Tickets are $35 (plus applicable fees). For more information, visit www.mauiarts.org or call ...

Journey in concert Tuesday at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center; photo by Travis Shinn.

Journey • Tuesday

CLASSIC ROCKERS ON MAUI — SEE JOURNEY LIVE. One of the most popular American rock bands, Journey will be in concert at 7 p.m. in the MACC’s A&B Amphitheater. Tickets range from $65 to $149 (plus applicable fees). For more details, visit www.mauiarts.org or call 242-7469.

Uluwehi Guerrero • Today; The Maui News file photo.

Island Events: February 16, 2017

TODAY, FEB. 16 PICNIC FOR POKI WITH ULUWEHI GUERRERO Roselani Place and Ola Na Mele Productions invite you to a Picnic for Poki featuring Uluwehi Guerrero and Halau Hula Kauluokala at 11 a.m. at Queen Ka‘ahumanu Center in Kahului. DANCE PERFORMANCE BY AILEY II AND MORE Critically ...

Maui AIDS Foundation’s sixth Mardi Gras benefit; photo by Adi Ell-Ad of Adiwood Studios.

Mardi Gras Maui • Saturday

AN ECCENTRIC EVENING OF FUN, FOOD AND LAUGHS. Maui AIDS Foundation will host its sixth annual Mardi Gras fundraiser at Four Seasons Resort Maui in Wailea to benefit HIV services for Maui County. It features entertainment by Shea Derrick and Full Flavor Band, live and silent auctions and ...

Ukulele virtuoso Jake Shimabukuro, photo courtesy Maui Arts & Cultural Center.

Jake Shimabukuro • Saturday

UKULELE MEETS ORCHESTRA. Ukulele star Jake Shimabukuro will perform with members of the Maui Pops Orchestra at 7:30 p.m. in the Maui Arts & Cultural Center’s Castle Theater. Tickets range from $45 to $85 (plus applicable fees) and are available at the box office, by calling 242-7469 ...

Ukulele virtuoso Jake Shimabukuro, photo courtesy Maui Arts & Cultural Center.

Island Events: February 9, 2017

TODAY, FEB. 9 ‘THE WAY OF NATURAL TEXTILES’ BY IZUKURA See the works of textile artist Akihiko Izukura at Schaefer International Gallery at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center in Kahului through March 19. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays to Sundays, as well as ...

ArT=Mixx features live entertainment, photo courtesy Maui Arts & Cultural Center.

ART=MIXX: Metamorphosis • Saturday

TRANSFORM AT THE MACC. Experience a fusion of performing and visual arts from 7 to 11 p.m. at the MACC’s ArT=Mixx: Metamorphosis. The event’s theme focuses on the current exhibit, “Akihiko Izukura: The Way of Natural Textiles,” at the Schaefer International Gallery, a custom-designed ...

Musicians Jonathan Korth and Rachel Schutz perform today, photo courtesy MACC.

Island Events: February 2, 2017

TODAY, FEB. 2 WELCOME LUNAR NEW YEAR AT PIILANI VILLAGE Welcome the new year at 4 p.m. at Piilani Village Shopping Center in Kihei. See fireworks, and lion dancers by Ben Seng Au and his Shaolin Arts Academy from Oahu. For more details, call 870-8047 or email ...

Samoan operatic trio Sol3 Mio • Sunday; photo provided by MACC.

Island Events: January 26, 2017

TODAY, JAN. 26 FREE LAHAINA HAWAIIAN MUSIC SERIES CONCERT Listen to the band Koa at the Lahaina Restoration Foundation’s free monthly Hawaiian Music Series concert from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on the Baldwin Home Museum lawn. The group consists of Allen Koa, ‘Aiau Koa, Mark Vaught and Richard ...

Chinese New Year Festival at Maui Mall on Saturday; photo by Melanie N. Agrabante.

Chinese New Year Festival • Sunday

CELEBRATE THE YEAR OF THE ROOSTER. Celebrate the 18th annual Maui Chinese New Year Festival from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Maui Mall in Kahului. Lion dancers, firecrackers, arts and crafts, local produce, food booths, calligraphy, leather brush artistry and entertainment will delight. Festivities ...

Audience members enjoy an event at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center in Kahului. AUBREY HORD photo

Maui Arts & Cultural Center programs, events reach thousands

The Maui Arts & Cultural Center was the site for more than 1,500 events in 2016, fulfilling the nonprofit’s goal of providing a wide range of arts, culture and entertainment options for Maui County. More than 225,000 people entered the MACC’s gates to attend classes, seminars, ...