Island Events

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 ...

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 7, 2019

THURSDAY, FEB. 7 TWO PREMIER CLASSICAL STRING QUARTETS IN ONE In a Maui first, two world-renowned classical string quartets, the Prazak Quartet and the Zemlinsky Quartet, perform pieces from Strauss, Brahms and Mendelssohn at 7:30 p.m. in the McCoy Studio Theater at the Maui Arts & ...

Island Events • January 31, 2019

THURSDAY, JAN. 31 SOUTH AFRICAN GUITARIST BLENDS STRINGS, GENRES A classical guitarist from South Africa, Derek Gripper offers a fresh approach to music based on the sound of the kora — a 21-stringed West African lute — at 7:30 p.m. in the McCoy Studio Theater at the Maui Arts & ...

Must See: ART=MIXX: ECOEVOLUTION

OCEAN ECOLOGY COMES ALIVE IN A FUSION OF PERFORMING AND VISUAL ARTS ECOEVOLUTION, the latest incarnation of the popular ArT=Mixx interactive social mixer for adults returns with its intoxicating blend of visual, video, performance and interactive art — plus music fashion and dance — from 7 ...

Island Events • January 24, 2019

THURSDAY, JAN. 24 FINAL DAYS TO CATCH ‘IT’S ONLY A PLAY’ AT PROARTS ProArts “It’s Only A Play” — a glimpse into the angst experienced by theater folk — ends its run with performances at 7:30 p.m. tonight, Friday and Saturday, and 3 p.m. Sunday at ProArts Playhouse in Azeka ...

Must See: Lahaina Galleries’ ‘Art of Aloha’

SEVEN ARTISTS GRACE ISLE’S 17TH ANNUAL EVENT THIS YEAR IN SOUTH MAUI. Lahaina Galleries kicks off the high season of art on Maui when it hosts the highly anticipated “Art of Aloha” from noon to 4 p.m. at the gallery in The Shops at Wailea. This year’s featured artists include ...

Island Events • January 17, 2019

THURSDAY, JAN. 17 FINGER-PICKING GUITAR VIRTUOSO TAKES STAGE Ed Gerhard, award-winning guitar virtuoso who excels at 6-string, 12-string, slide guitar and acoustic Hawaiian lap slide, performs at 7:30 p.m. in the McCoy Studio Theater at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center in Kahului. ...

Must See: Slightly Stoopid

BAND NAME ASIDE, THIS DIVERSE GROUP OFFERS SMART, MULTI-LAYERED MUSIC. Now in its second decade of making music, this California-based band formed by multi-instrumentalists Kyle McDonald and Miles Doughty has matured into a versatile musical ensemble with drummer Ryan Moran, percussionist ...

Island Events • January 10, 2019

THURSDAY, JAN. 10 ‘THE ESSENCE’ OF SURFING, MACC’S CASTLE THEATER Catch the celebratory surfing film, “The Essence,” by Bud Browne — father of the surf-film genre — at 7 p.m. in Castle Theater at Maui Arts & Cultural Center in Kahului. The film showcases more than 50 of the ...

Must See: ‘Hollywood to Broadway’

POP IN TO ‘BROADWAY POPS’, ENJOY BELOVED SHOW TUNES, GUEST VOCALISTS. Enjoy a selection of popular Broadway tunes at the Maui Pops Orchestra’s annual sell-out concert, “Broadway Pops,” at 3 p.m. in Castle Theater at the MACC. Guest vocalists Scarlett Strallen and Hugh Panaro join ...

Island Events • January 3, 2019

THURSDAY, JAN. 3 ALL MALE A CAPPELLA ALL NIGHT LONG AT THE MACC Hardly Ivy League college boys sporting blazers or a kitschy barbershop quartet, Straight No Chaser has amassed a huge following with captivating harmony laced with humor. The group takes the stage at 7:30 p.m. in the Castle ...

WILLIE K & FRIENDS BLUESFEST 2019

ECLECTIC MIX OF GUEST ARTISTS JOIN WILLIE K FOR ELECTRIFYING CONCERT Willie K and his Warehouse Blues Band host special guests for an evening of blues, rock and “whatevahs.” Guest artists include Tommy Castro and The Painkillers, Tavana, John Akapo and a few special surprises. A living ...

Island Events • December 27, 2018

TODAY, DEC. 27 SIP & SHOP EVENT AT MONTAGE KAPALUA BAY The first holiday Sip & Shop event will be an open market from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. today and Friday at Montage Kapalua Bay’s Sunset Room. Shop and sip Veuve Clicquot Rich Champagne cocktails. Local vendors are Aloha Nectar, ...

Must See: Steven Tyler and The Loving Mary Band

ICONIC LEAD SINGER OF AEROSMITH TAKES THE STAGE WITH TOURING BAND Award-winning singer, songwriter, philanthropist, author, actor and Maui resident Steven Tyler brings his unique brand of superstar mojo to the MACC stage at 7 p.m. in the A&B Amphitheater (gates open at 5:30 p.m.). The ...

Island Events • December 20, 2018

THURSDAY, DEC. 20 PICNIC FOR POKI PRESENTS SPECIAL XMAS CONCERT Roselani Place and Ola Na Mele Productions invite you to Picnic for Poki, a free concert featuring Mele Fong and Richard Tom — the Hawaiian Serenaders — at 11 a.m. at the Historic Kaahumanu Church in Wailuku. The performance ...

Must See: An evening with Pat Simmons & Pat Simmons Jr.

FROM JEANS TO GENES, THIS FATHER-SON DUO ROCKS THE HOUSE Pat Simmons Sr., an original member of the immensely popular Doobie Brothers, takes the stage with his son, Pat Simmons Jr., a Maui music staple, for “Generations @ the MACC: An Evening with Pat Simmons Sr. & Pat Simmons Jr.” ...

Island Events • December 13, 2018

FRIDAY, DEC. 14 INSTRUMENTAL MASTERS’ BREEZY COLLABORATION Grammy-nominated slack key guitarist Jeff Peterson, shakuhachi master Riley Lee and taiko master Kenny Endo team again as Island Breeze performing at 7:30 p.m. in the McCoy Studio Theater at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center in ...

Must See: Alsarah & The Nubatones

EXPERIENCE MUSICAL POTPOURRI OF CULTURE, SOUND AND STYLE. Sudanese musicians Alsarah & the Nubatones bring their unique fusion of traditional and contemporary influences — a fascinating hybrid that has entranced audiences around the world — to the stage at 7:30 p.m. in Castle Theater ...

Island Events • December 6, 2018

THURSDAY, DEC. 6 POETS REIGN AT ‘GREEN ROOM’ LITERARY SALON An evening with former poetry editor Matthew Zapruder and MacArthur Fellow Lewis Hyde, part of the Merwin Conservancy’s “Green Room” series, begins at 7 p.m. in McCoy Studio Theater at Maui Arts & Cultural Center in ...