Island Events: Feb. 20, 2014
TODAY, FEB. 20
PICNIC FOR POKI HAWAIIAN CONCERT
Roselani Place and Ola Na Mele Productions invite you to Picnic for Poki at 11 a.m. at the Historic Kaahumanu Church in Wailuku. The featured guest is Uluwehi Guerrero and Halau Hula Kauluokala. The event is free and open to the public.
‘THE PLAY’S THE THING’ AT PROARTS IN KIHEI
ProArts’ “The Play’s the Thing” continues at 7:30 p.m. in the ProArts Playhouse in Kihei. Additional performances are 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday. For tickets and more information, see Backstage or call 463-6550.
FREE PLAY FOR KEIKI AT MAKAWAO LIBRARY
The Maui Friends of the Library is sponsoring “The Emperor and the Nightingale” at 10 a.m., presented by Maui Academy of Performing Arts. The event is a precelebration of Makawao Public Library’s 45th anniversary. The play is suitable for children ages 5 and older. For details, call 573-8785.
FRIDAY, FEB. 21
‘FIDDLER ON THE ROOF’ OPENS IN KAHULUI
“Fiddler on the Roof” opens tonight at 7:30 at the Steppingstone Playhouse in Queen Ka’ahumanu Center. The show is presented by the Maui Academy of Performing Arts and continues 7:30 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets range from $18 to $24. Visit www.mauiacademy.org, call 244-8760 or purchase through the customer service kiosk.
THIRD FRIDAY PARTY IN MAKAWAO TOWN
Dance under the stars at the Makawao Friday party from 5 to 8 p.m. This week’s theme is “Makawao Carnival,” where Dr. Nat will entertain you at the main stage, and the keiki can enjoy activities, too. There will be no road closures. For details, visit www.mauifridays.com.
GEORGE KAHUMOKU JR. AT MENDES RANCH
Enjoy master slack key guitarist George Kahumoku Jr., Allan Mendes and his Hawaiian ranch family, along with Ron Panzo of Lulu’s Lahaina, for an authentic Hawaiian cowboy ranch and Hawaiian BBQ dining experience. From 4:30 p.m. For details, call 669-3858.
SATURDAY, FEB. 22
MARDI GRAS HAWAII AT CASTLE THEATER
Buckwheat Zydeco and Ils Son Partis Band together with C.J. Chenier & Red Hot Louisiana Band performs their signature brand of zydeco and cajun music at 7:30 p.m. at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center’s Castle Theater. Cost is $45 to $55. For tickets, visit the MACC box office, call 242-7469 or buy online at www.mauiarts.org.
MAUI MIDDLE SCHOOL MASSED BAND CONCERT
The Maui Intermediate public school massed band concert starts at 6:30 p.m. in the Maui High School gymnasium. Band students from Kalama, Lokelani, Maui Waena, Iao and Lahaina schools will perform. Admission is free, call 984-5610 x. 256 for details.
DESHANNON HIGA AND HIS BAND AT GANNON’S
Trumpet/flugelhorn player Deshannon Higa and his band will perform at 8:30 p.m. at Gannon’s Wailea in support of the Arts Education for Children Group, which promotes music in education on Maui. Tickets are $25 in advance, $30 at the door. For details, call 875-8080 or visit www.gannonsrestaurant.com or jazzmaui.org.
WILL ACKERMAN IN CONCERT IN MAKAWAO
Will Ackerman and Todd Boston will perform at 7 p.m. at Makawao Union Church. Tickets are $20 in advance and $30 at the door. For more information about these concerts, call 579-9261.
MAKAWAO LIBRARY CELEBRATES 45 YEARS
Makawao Public Library celebrates its 45th anniversary with a day full of entertainment, starting with a blessing at 9:30 a.m. Festivities include magic and face painting with Cirque Jolie and King Kekaulike High School Ukulele Group and ends at 2:30 p.m. with the Hula Honeys. For more information, call 573-8785.
SUNDAY, FEB. 23
LOBSTER-FEST 2014 ROTARY CLUB BENEFIT
Support the Rotary Club of Wailuku at its annual fundraising event N’Orleans style at 1 p.m. in the Maui Arts & Cultural Center’s Yokouchi Pavilion. For LOBSTER-FEST 2014 tickets, visit the MACC box office, call 242-7469 or buy online at www.mauiarts.org.
MONDAY, FEB. 24
TALK STORY AND HULA LESSONS IN MAALAEA
Those who pay admission to Maui Ocean Center in Maalaea will be treated to a free talk story with its cultural advisor, Kahu Dane Maxwell, and get a hula lesson, to boot, at 11:30 a.m. Appropriate for all ages. Call 270-7000.
TUESDAY, FEB. 25
FREE PROGRAM ON HUMPBACK WHALES
Photographer Douglas J. Hoffman will present a program on humpback whales from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Maui Art Expo store in the Shops at Maalaea Harbor. For details, call 870-3686.
WEDNESDAY, FEB. 26
MUST-SEE ASPEN SANTA FE BALLET
A Maui-exclusive performance of the Aspen Santa Fe Ballet will start at 7:30 p.m. in the Maui Arts & Cultural Center’s Castle Theater. Cost is $12 to $42. For tickets, call 242-7469.