Special Events Week of May 2
THURSDAY, MAY 2
POET HIP-HOP ARTIST NAS LIVE AT THE MACC
Gifted poet and hip-hop artist Nas (Nasir Bin Olu Dara Jones) will perform from 7:30 p.m. at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center’s Pavilion/Courtyard in Kahului. Gates open at 6 p.m. Tickets are $45 advance, $50 show day, $65 VIP on Morgardo Lanai overlooking the courtyard (plus applicable fees). For tickets and information, visit the MACC box office, call 242-7469 or visit “http://www.mauiarts.org”>www.mauiarts.org.
FRIDAY, MAY 3
THREE DAYS OF FUN AT ST. JOSEPH’S FEAST
The St. Joseph’s Feast will be held from 6 to 10 p.m. Friday, from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at St. Joseph Church. Live auctions begin at 7 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. Livestock auction at 1 p.m. Sunday. There will also be food and entertainment. The church is located at 1294 Makawao Ave. For details, call 572-7652.
ENJOY THREE-DAY KITE FESTIVAL IN LAHAINA
The Lahaina Restoration Foundation presents its inaugural Wo Hing Museum’s Chinese Kite Festival from 2 to 8 p.m. Friday, and from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at the Wo Hing Museum in Lahaina. The festival offers authentic silk and bamboo kites, kite making, Chinese food, demonstrations, educational presentations, ancient Chinese music, martial arts and more. For more information, call 661-3262.
COMEDIAN REX NAVARRETE ON STAGE
Filipino-American comedian Rex Navarrete, who has sold out his last 14 appearances in Hawaii, will perform at 8 p.m. in the Maui Arts & Cultural Center’s Castle Theater. Tickets are $20, $30 and $40 (plus applicable fees). For tickets and information, visit the MACC box office, call 242-7469 or visit www.mauiarts.org. See Backstage.
MAPA’S ‘FRESHER AHI’ HELD OVER AT QKC
Held over by popular demand, “Fresher Ahi” will run from 7:30 p.m. in Steppingstone Playhouse at Queen Ka’ahumanu Center. The last show runs at 7:30 p.m. Saturday. Tickets are $16 adults, $14 seniors and $12 students (18 and younger), available online at www.mauiacademy.org, by calling 244-8760 or by visiting the Customer Service Kiosk at Queen Ka’ahumanu Center.
PROARTS’ ‘THE PRISONER OF SECOND AVENUE’
ProArts presents “The Prisoner of Second Avenue,” at 7:30 p.m. in the ProArts Playhouse in Kihei. The show also runs at 7:30 p.m. Saturday (kamaaina night) and 3 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $20; $17.50 on kamaaina night. For tickets or more information, call 463-6550 or visit www.proartspacific.com. See Backstage.
MAUI CLASSICAL MUSIC FESTIVAL IN MAKAWAO
The Maui Classical Music Festival, led by music directors Katherine Collier and Yizhak Schotten, will begin at 7 p.m. at Makawao Union Church. Musicians also include The Ying Quartet (Ayano Ninomiya, Janet Ying, Philip Ying and David Ying), Elinor Freer and Benjamin Kamins. For more details, visit www.mauiclassicalmusicfestival.org.
MAUI ONSTAGE PRESENTS ‘HOLLYWOOD ARMS’
Maui OnStage’s production of “Hollywood Arms,” begins at 7:30 p.m. at the Historic Iao Theater. The show also runs 7:30 p.m. Saturday, with a final show from 3 p.m. Sunday. Reserved seating tickets are $17 to $28. For tickets or more information, call 242-6969 or visit www.mauionstage.com. See Backstage.
CELEBRATE WAILUKU FIRST FRIDAY PARTY
Wailuku First Friday is a free community street party from 6 to 9 p.m. throughout the town. Market Street will be closed from 5:30 p.m. Entertainment will include slack key artist Wes Furumoto at Wailuku Coffee Company, Visibly Shaken on the Maui Thing stage, Joel Katz at the beer garden and more. For details, visit www.mauifridays.com.
SATURDAY, MAY 4
LEGENDARY EAGLE GLENN FREY IN CONCERT
Eagles singer-songwriter and co-founder, Glenn Fry, will be in concert at 7 p.m. in the MACC’s Pavilion/Amphitheater. Tickets are $55, $79 and $89; a limited amount of $129 premium seats are available (plus applicable fees). For tickets and information, visit the MACC box office, call 242-7469 or visit www.mauiarts.org. See Maui Beat.
SPRING EXTRAVAGANZA DANCE RECITAL
Maui Academy of Peforming Arts’ (MAPA) presents three shows for the entire family. The dance recital featuring dancers of all ages will start at 2 p.m. Tickets are $15 all seats (plus applicable fees). For tickets and information, visit the MACC box office, call 242-7469 or visit www.mauiarts.org.
BALDWIN HIGH SCHOOL’S ALOHA CONCERT
Baldwin High School will feature its “Sapphires” Jazz Band, symponic and wind ensemble chorus from 6:45 p.m. at the school’s auditorium. Admission is free.
2ND ANNUAL ‘PADDLE IMUA’ BENEFIT EVENT
The second launch of Paddle Imua will be at 1 p.m. at Maliko Gulch. Registration and check-in will begin at 10 a.m. There will be water and land activities for the special needs kamali’i of Camp Imua from noon to 3 p.m., which includes food, music and live entertainment. Race fee is $70. To learn more about Camp Imua or the Paddle Imua event, call 244-7567, ext. 240 or email email@example.com.
SUNDAY, MAY 5
SPRING EXTRAVAGANZA ‘LITTLE MERMAID BALLET’
MAPA’s second part of its Spring Extravaganza, “The Little Mermaid” Ballet, will showcase more than 200 MAPA ballerinas from 1 p.m. in the MACC’s Castle Theater. See Friday’s listing for ticket information.
SPRING EXTRAVAGANZA FINALE ‘MOVES’
MAPA’s finale, “Moves,” features its top dancers presenting original choreography and includes a guest appearance by Maui’s new professional dance company “Ampersand,” from 7:30 p.m in the MACC’s Castle Theater. See Friday’s listing for ticket information.
KIRTAN MUSICIANS SHANTALA RETURNS
Kirtan musicians Benjy and Heather Wertheimer, known as Shantala, will perform at 7 p.m. at the Makawao Union Church. Advance tickets are $15 and $20 cash only at the door.
MONDAY, MAY 6
MAUI CLASSICAL MUSIC FESTIVAL IN MAKENA
The Maui Classical Music Festival continues at the Keawala’i Congregational Church in Makena from 7 p.m. See Friday’s listing for details.
WEDNESDAY, MAY 8
MAUI CLASSICAL MUSIC FESTIVAL IN HANA
The Maui Classical Music Festival continues at the Wananalua Congregational Church in Hana from 7 p.m. See Friday’s listing for details.