Island Events: Jan. 16, 2014
TODAY, JAN. 16
PICNIC FOR POKI WITH GEORGE KAHUMOKU JR.
Roselani Place and Ola Na Mele Productions invite you to a Picnic for Poki at 11 a.m. in the Historic Kaahumanu Church in Wailuku. The featured guest is George Kahumoku Jr. and friends. Bring your lunch and enjoy fresh baked cookies from Roselani Place.
INTERGALACTIC SET TO LAND ON MAUI TODAY
A live-action graphic novel that’s a mashup of a radio play and comic book, “Intergalactic Nemesis Book Two: Robot Planet Rising” take the stage from 7:30 p.m. at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center’s Castle Theater. Cost is $28 (plus applicable fees). For tickets, visit the MACC box office, call 242-SHOW (from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday to Saturday) or buy online at “http://www.mauiarts.org”>www.mauiarts.org.
FROM FARM TO TABLE MUSIC AT ANDAZ MAUI
George Kahumoku Jr. will perform at the Ka’ana Kitchen at Andaz Maui. Special guest performer is Dennis Kamakahi. Dinner and show begins at 5:30 p.m.; pupu and show begins at 6:30 p.m.; show starts at 7:30 p.m. For tickets and details, visit www.kahumoku.com/calendar, call 669-3858 or see Dining Out.
FOUR NIGHTS OF THE DAVID NELSON BAND
David Nelson returns to Maui with his own band. Tonight and Friday: 9 p.m. at Stella Blues Cafe in Kihei. Saturday: Benefit concert for Manao Radio, 7:30 p.m. at Iao Theater. Sunday: 5 p.m. at Maui Tropical Plantation. Tickets for all events are available online at www.brownpapertickets.com or at the Wine Corner in Paia.
FRIDAY, JAN. 17
SUDDEN RUSH CONCERT AT LULU’S LAHAINA
Sudden Rush will perform at 10 p.m. at LuLu’s Lahaina Surf Club & Grill. Doors open at 9:30 p.m., tickets are $10 presale and $20 at the door. For more information, call LuLu’s at 661-0808.
MAKAWAO THIRD FRIDAY TOWN PARTY
Dance under the stars at the “Upcountry New Year” Friday town party from 5 to 8 p.m. in Makawao. Entertainment will include Aloha Bluegrass from 5 to 6:15 p.m.; John Craigie duo from 6:15 to 8 p.m.; Keiki Zone at the Komoda Store parking lot; there will be no road closure. For details, visit www.mauifridays.com
SATURDAY, JAN. 18
WINTER MELE BENEFIT WITH THE GREEN
Maui Tropical Plantation presents The Green, headlining a Winter Mele from 6 p.m. Other performers include Maoli, Mahi, Kimie, Jordan T, Josh Tatofi Music and Malino. Advance tickets are $30 from Minit Stop and Da Kitchen; $40 at the door. The concert benefits the Pacific Cancer Foundation.
HALAU O KEKUHI HI’IAKAIKANO’EAU
Halau O Kekuhi from Hawaii Island will perform a new full-length hula drama at 7:30 p.m. in the Maui Arts & Cultural Center’s Castle Theater. “Hi’iakaikano’eau delves into the creative center of the Hawaii sense of practical beauty by recreating occupational images and messages from mele.” Cost is $12 to $40 (plus applicable fees). For tickets, visit the MACC box office, call 242-SHOW (from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday to Saturday) or buy online at www.mauiarts.org.
SUNDAY, JAN. 19
THE KAPA MAKERS’ JOURNEY SYMPOSIUM
Presenters Nalani Kanaka’ole, Kekuhi Keali’ikanaka’oleohaililani, Marie McDonald, Roen Hufford, Dalani Tanahy and Kaliko Spenser will discuss the history, cultural values, botanical knowledge and future of Hawaiian kapa. The symposium will start at 1 p.m. in the Maui Arts & Cultural Center’s McCoy Studio Theater. Cost is $10 (plus applicable fees). For tickets, visit the MACC box office, call 242-SHOW or buy online at www.mauiarts.org.
MAUI POPS ORCHESTRA BROADWAY POPS
The Maui Pops Orchestra will be in full swing from 3 p.m. at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center’s Castle Theater. Broadway stars Joan Hess and Kirby Ward will bring dancing and romancing to the Maui Pops. Cost is from $15 to $50 with halfprice for youths 18 and younger (in the $30 to $50 sections). For tickets, visit the MACC box office, call 242-SHOW or buy online at www.mauiarts.org.