Island Events

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 ...

Island Events • October 4, 2018

THURSDAY, OCT. 4 FILM AS TOOL FOR SOCIAL CHANGE AT AKAKU SALON “How Film Can Be a Tool for Social Change” presented by staff and students of Maui Huliau Foundation as part of Akaku Upstairs Salon series from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at Akaku Upstairs, 333 Dairy Road in Kahului. RSVP for this free ...

Must Go: 96th Annual Maui Fair & Parade

CELEBRATE THE GOOD OL’ DAYS AT ONE OF MAUI’S BIGGEST, FUNNEST EVENTS. Don’t miss one of Maui’s favorite activities for families, friends and anyone who likes to have fun while supporting our island community today through Sunday at War Memorial Complex in Wailuku. Kicking off today ...

Island Events • September 27, 2018

THURSDAY, SEPT. 27 WEIRD SCIENCE, ENERGY HEALING AT AKAKU SALON Mind-body and energy medicine specialist Debra Greene, PhD offers an interactive presentation from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at Akaku Upstairs, 333 Dairy Road in Kahului, on how we can use our minds to heal our bodies. RSVP for this free ...

Must See: 13th Annual Maui ‘Ukulele Festival

UKULELE MUSIC FILLS THE AIR DURING ANNUAL FREE FESTIVAL AT THE MACC. Delight in a relaxed family-friendly atmosphere from 1 to 6 p.m. on the lawn of the Maui Arts & Cultural Center’s A&B Amphitheater as ukulele musicans perform and celebrate Hawaii’s most beloved instrument. ...

Island Events • September 20, 2018

THURSDAY, SEPT. 20 PICNIC FOR POKI FREE CONCERT IN WAILUKU Roselani Place and Ola Na Mele Productions invite you to Picnic for Poki, a free concert featuring Hollis Lee and Friends — including a hula dancer — at 11 a.m. at the Historic Kaahumanu Church in Wailuku. Uncle Hollis (as he is ...

Must See: ‘Ohina Short Film Showcase

SHOWCASE FEATURES ORIGINAL WORKS WITH CREATIVE CONNECTION TO HAWAII. If you love film and you love Hawaii, check out Maui’s inaugural screening of the ‘Ohina Short Film Showcase beginning at 7 p.m. at McCoy Studio Theater at Maui Arts & Cultural Center in Kahului. Since 1999, 'Ohina ...

Island Events • September 13, 2018

THURSDAY, SEPT. 13 AKAKU SALON PRESENTS ‘HEMP REVOLUTION’ TALK Akaku Upstairs Salon Series presents Steve Rose, chief “hempster” of the Maui Hemp Institute for Research & Development from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at 333 Dairy Road in Kahului. Rose will talk about Maui’s “hemptastic” ...

Must See: Henry Kapono & Friends

RESCHEDULED SHOW FEATURES MAUI FAVORITE UNITING TALENT IN SONG. Henry Kapono & Friends, rescheduled from Aug. 26 due to Hurricane Lane, brings together a stellar group of award-winning artists and entertainers in an evening of music, laughter and stories beginning at 5 p.m. (gates open at 4 ...

Island Events • September 6, 2018

THURSDAY, SEPT. 6 AKAKU SALON OPENS FALL SERIES WITH PARENT TIPS Akaku Upstairs Salon Series kicks of this fall’s 10-week season with Celeste M. Gonsalves, author of “Teen Wise” and associated workbooks and founder of “Parent Chat 4 to 9,” from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at 333 Dairy Road in ...

Must See: Ku Mai Ka Hula 2018 Competition

INDULGE YOUR SENSES, CELEBRATE SENSUALITY AT ADULT HULA COMPETITION. Kicking off Maui Arts & Cultural Center’s 2018-2019 season is the annual Ku Mai Ka Hula competition beginning at 1 p.m. at the MACC’s Castle Theater in Kahului. Maui’s only adult hula competition, Ku Mai Ka Hula ...

Island Events • August 30, 2018

THURSDAY, AUG. 30 ADDED PERFORMANCE FOR “INTO THE WOODS” MAPA Live! has added a performance tonight at 7:30 p.m. during the closing weekend for “Into the Woods.” This cerebral fantasy musical intertwines the fairy tales of the Brothers Grimm and Charles Perrault. Additional ...

Must See: ‘Above the Fold: New Expressions in Origami’

THOUGHT-PROVOKING ORIGAMI EXHIBIT OPENS AT SCHAEFER GALLERY “Above the Fold: New Expressions in Origami” presents the work of nine renowned origami artists: Erik Demaine and Martin Demaine (Canada/USA); Vincent Floderer (France); Miri Golan (Israel); Paul Jackson (UK/Israel); Dr. ...

Island Events • August 23, 2018

THURSDAY, AUG. 23 FREE CONCERT SALUTES ICON GLENN CAMPBELL Jeff Dayton, former guitarist, singer and bandleader for country music superstar Glenn Campbell, remembers the late singer in a free concert beginning at 5 p.m. in the Student Lounge in the Pilina Building at University of Hawaii ...

Must See: Stephen Sondheim’s ‘Into The Woods’

A MUSICAL ADVENTURE IN THE WOODS “WHERE ANYTHING CAN HAPPEN...” In the shadows of trees, curses reverse and wishes come true. It’s a fanciful and peculiar place alive with magic: A flash of red, a basket of bread, a tall furry stranger; golden slippers, a girl on the run and a witch on ...

Island Events • August 16, 2018

FRIDAY, AUG. 17 SMOOTH JAZZ AND GREAT COFFEE FOR A HOT DATE Enjoy the music of Maui’s own Jimmy C., a Na Hoku Hanohano finalist. See him perform with his new band from 7 to 9 p.m. at Maui Coffee Attic, 59 Kanoa St. in Wailuku. Admission is free. For more information, visit ...

Must See: ‘Maui Calls 2018: In Celebration of Hula’

MACC’S SIGNATURE FUNDRAISING GALA AGAIN DELIGHTS ALL THE SENSES. This year’s theme, “In Celebration of Hula,” promises an evening rich in cultural extravagance as Maui Arts & Cultural Center’s signature gala takes place from 6 to 10 p.m. at Yokouchi Pavilion and A& B ...