Special Events Week of Jan. 24
FRIDAY, JAN. 25
FOURTH FRIDAY TOWN PARTY ‘KIHEI MAKAHIKI’
Following the success of Kihei’s inaugural event last month, the Kihei Friday Town Party continues from 6 to 9 p.m. at Azeka Shopping Center Mauka. There will be even more food, art, crafts and plenty of stellar shopping deals to be found. Other highlights will include the popular Kihei/Youth Zone and live entertainment by Maui’s own Nuff Sedd. For a full list of vendors and activities, visit “http://www.kiheifridays.com”>www.kiheifridays.com.
‘ONE HOT WINTER’S NIGHT’ BURLESQUE SHOW
Maui OnStage will present an evening of delectable song and dance beginning at 7:30 at the Historic Iao Theater. But be warned: This 1940s-style burlesque revue will feature live performances not appropriate for children younger than 17. Performers include familiar names among Maui’s entertainment scene, including Kit Kat Club Cabaret, Jonna Ahn, Kathy Collins, Lia Kreig, Chino LaForge, Alison Mikes, Casey Murphy and others. Tickets are $17 to $28, available at the Maui OnStage box office, by calling 242-6969 or ordering online at www.mauionstage.com.
HAWAIIAN MOONLIGHT CONCERT SERIES
The Maui Historical Society will host its monthly fundraiser concert series, “Hawaiian Moonlight,” from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Bailey House Museum in Wailuku. Entertainment will feature George Kahumoku Jr. and friends. Bring your blanket or a low-back beach chair and enjoy the evening listening to music under the stars. Limited seating is available for kupuna on a first-come first-seated basis. A cooler with snacks will be allowed; water and soda will be available for purchase. Tickets are $15 for Maui Historical Society members and $25 for nonmembers, which includes admission to the Bailey House Museum before and during the concert. Children younger than 12 are admitted free with a paid adult. Tickets are available at the Bailey House Museum, by calling 244-3326, or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
FRIDAY NIGHT IS ART NIGHT IN LAHAINA
Stroll through dozens of art galleries in Lahaina town from 6 to 9 for special gallery shows, featured artists in action and refreshments all free and open to the public. Pick up the walking map of participants from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Lahaina Visitor Center located at the Old Lahaina Courthouse.
SATURDAY, JAN. 26
KULANIHAKO’I: LIVING WATERS HULA DRAMA
The Maui Arts & Cultural Center’s original hula drama by Na Kinimakalehua returns to Maui for a final curtain call beginning at 7:30 p.m. in the MACC’s Castle Theater. With dance, chant, storytelling and dramatic interpretation, the elemental lake Kulanihako’i: Living Waters depicts the many facets of water and its continuous relationship between the ocean, land and sky as told through the eyes of contemporary Native Hawaiians. Tickets are $12, $32 and $40 (plus applicable fees), available at the box office, by calling 242-7469 or ordering online at www.mauiarts.org.
MAUI’S MOWTOWN PROM FUNDRIASER
The nonprofit Jungle to Jungle will host a memorable evening of music, dancing and more from 7 to 11 p.m. at Maui Tropical Plantation. The festive event will help raise funds for the organization’s 2013-2014 middle-school science curriculum. Entertainment will feature themed live vocal performances by Danielle Delaunay, Shea Derrick and Nara Boone, while guests may dance the night away to DJs spinning the many Motown hits. Kathy Collins of Mana’o Radio will be the master of ceremonies. Tickets are $25, available at the door or in advance at www.jungletojungle.org/events. For more information, call Rose Potter at 214-7475.
SUNDAY, JAN. 27
EBB & FLOW ENSEMBLE SPECIAL PERFORMANCE
Ebb & Flow Ensemble will perform at 5 p.m. at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center’s Castle Theater. The show will feature Arnold Schoenberg’s ground breaking “String Quartet #2” in F-sharp minor (1908) for soprano and string quartet, Dina Koston’s humorous soprano solo, songs by American composers Henry Cowell, Edward T. Cone and Roger Sessions, plus a piano quintet by Jean Francaix. Plus, musicians and artists from three islands will join forces to perform Pollock’s “Contrast” for soprano and string quartet (2012) based on a poem by Robinson Jeffers. Enjoy a pre-concert discussion in Castle Theater at 4 pm. Tickets are $28 (plus applicable fees), available at the box office, by calling 242-7469 or ordering online at www.mauiarts.org. For details, see Maui Beat.