Island Events

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 ...

‘Nutcracker Sweets’

CATCH FAMILY-FRIENDLY ADAPTATION OF CLASSIC HOLIDAY STORY Maui audiences are in for a sweet treat this holiday season with Maui Academy of Performing Arts’ presentation of “Nutcracker Sweets” — a delicious take on the Tchaikovsky holiday staple featuring sumptuous costumes, inspired ...

Island Events • November 29, 2018

THURSDAY, NOV. 29 CATCH PRE-BMI FESTIVAL FESTIVITIES IN LAHAINA Kick off the BMI Songwriters Festival — benefiting the MACC, the Dorvin and Betty Leis Charities, Inc. and the BMI Foundation — with a slate of musicians peforming at 8 p.m at Fleetwood’s on Front Street in Lahaina and ...

BMI Maui songwriters festival

MIRANDA LAMBERT’S PACKIN’ A PASSEL OF ROCKIN’ FRIENDS FOR FESTIVAL. Country superstar Miranda Lambert makes her Maui debut, headlining the fourth annual BMI Maui Songwriters Festival acoustic concert, aptly called “Miranda Lambert & Friends,” at 5:30 p.m. Saturday at the ...

Island Events • November 22, 2018

THURSDAY, NOV. 22 STUDENT ART EXHIBIT AT UH MAUI COLLEGE LIBRARY An exhibit of works by University of Hawaii Maui College art students is currently on display at the college library through Dec. 5. All works were created during fall and spring 2018 semesters. For more information, call ...

Must Go: ‘First Night’ at the Hui

FAVORITE ANNUAL SHOPPING EXPERIENCE KICKS OFF WITH ‘FIRST NIGHT.’ An undisputed highlight of Hui Holidays, the stellar ticketed evening known as “First Night” unveils from 5 to 8 p.m. at Makawao’s historic Kaluanui estate — home to the Hui. Enjoy drinks, pupu prepared by Tim Garcia ...

Island Events • November 15, 2018

THURSDAY, NOV. 15 PICNIC FOR POKI FEATURES MAUI FAVE, KALEO PHILIPS Roselani Place and Ola Na Mele Productions invite you to Picnic for Poki, a free concert featuring Kaleo Philips at 11 a.m. at the Historic Kaahumanu Church in Wailuku. Affectionately known simply as Kaleo, Philips has ...

Must See: Ke‘ala ‘Iliahi: ‘A Fashion Love Affair’

A BLEND OF HULA, MELE AND HAWAIIAN FASHION Na Kumu Hula ‘Iliahi and Haunana Paredes and Halau Kekuaokala‘au‘ala‘iliahi honor iconic Hawaiian fashion designer Alfred Shaheen while sharing the story of contemporary designer Kehau Nielson at 3 p.m. at Castle Theater at Maui Arts & ...

Must See: Dance Maui 2018

CELEBRATE OUR CULTURAL DIVERSTY THROUGH THE LANGUAGE OF DANCE. Adaptations Dance Theater brings local and visiting dance troupes together as one for the fourth annual “Dance Maui” beginning at 2 p.m. outdoors at the MACC’s Yokouchi Pavilion. General admission tickets are $15 (plus ...

Island Events • November 8, 2018

THURSDAY, NOV. 8 LEARN BEST PRACTICES FOR SOCIAL SECURITY A free, one-hour educational presentation addresses retirement planning with regard to Social Security benefits from 6 to 7 p.m. at Wailuku Public Library. For more information, call 243-5766 or email ...

Island Events • November 1, 2018

THURSDAY, NOV. 1 MALAMALAMA MAUI PROJECT EXPLORED Maui resident and creative artist Lehua Simon tells the story of the Malamalama Maui project, a two-year initiative to illuminate agricultural solutions following the close of the sugar factory on Maui, by showcasing the media and artwork ...

Must Go: Made in Maui County Festival

SHOP ’TIL YOU DROP FROM MORE THAN 140 MADE-IN-MAUI-COUNTY VENDORS The fifth annual Made in Maui County Festival promises the biggest shopping days of the year for those looking to buy (and possibly give) locally made products. While the “big festival” shopping is from 8 a.m. to 4:30 ...

Must see: Michael Sakamoto’s ‘Soil’

CONFLICT, COLONIALISM, POLITICAL UPHEAVAL AND MORE TOLD THROUGH DANCE “Soil,” a full-length, intercultural dance theater work directed, co-written and co-choreographed by Michael Sakamoto, references political conflict, colonialism, war, refugees and immigration issues expressed through ...

Island Events • October 25, 2018

SEE FILM FEATURING BILL NYE, THE SCIENCE GUY Catch the illuminating film, “Bill Nye Tells the Truth about Climate Change, Evolution and a Science-Based Worldview,” from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at Akaku Upstairs (333 Dairy Road in Kahului). RSVP for this free event at 871-5554 or email ...

Must See: Honoring Haleakala

CELEBRATE THE MAJESTY OF HALEAKALA WITH MUSIC, DANCE AND A SHORT FILM Spend the evening reveling in the sheer beauty and cultural significance of Maui’s treasured Haleakala National Park (the only national park on island). The celebration includes a dance performance by Halau Hula Wehena O ...

Island Events • October 18, 2018

THURSDAY, OCT. 18 CUBAN PIANIST LIGHTS UP CASTLE THEATER IVORIES Cuban pianist Harold Lopez-Nussa, the 34-year-old scion of an illustrious musical family, takes the Castle Theater stage at Maui Arts & Cultural Center in Kahului with his trio, the Harold Lopez-Nussa Trio. Tickets are ...

Island Events • October 11, 2018

THURSDAY, OCT. 11 CROONER JOHN WILT SINGS TONY BENNETT CLASSICS Singer John Wilt presents a one-man show featuring 30 classic Tony Bennett songs, including favorites such as “I Left My Heart in San Francisco,” “The Best is Yet to Come,” “Days of Wine and Roses,” and others, at ...

Must See: Village People

WANT TO SEE THESE MUSICAL CHARACTERS? HEAD TO THE MACC, NOT THE YMCA. One of the most iconic up-tempo bands of all time, Village People in concert is a non-stop party with six guys who ruled an era. Playing all the hits, from “YMCA” and “Macho Man” to “Go West,”and “In the ...