Island Events: May 15, 2014
TODAY, MAY 15
PICNIC FOR POKI SHOW WITH PAMELA POLLAND
Picnic for Poki, a Hawaiian music concert, will feature Pamela Polland at 11 a.m. at the Historic Kaahumanu Church, 103 S. High St., Wailuku. Polland, founder of acclaimed traditional Hawaiian music group, Keaolani, will sing a variety of Hawaiian classics. Damon Parrillo on slack key guitar and vocals and Joe Bommarito on bass, along with hulan dancers, will also perform. Presented by Roselani Place and Ola Na Mele Productions, the concert is free. For details, call Roselani at 871-7720.
FRIDAY, MAY 16
CRUISE WITH MARTY DREAD AT PWF PARTY
Get onboard for lots of fun, food and dancing on Pacific Whale Foundation’s Island Rhythms Sunset Cocktail Cruise with local reggae star Marty Dread. Launching from Maalaea Harbor at 5 p.m., this two-hour excursion includes appetizers, drinks and a stunning sunset backdrop. Call 249-8811, Ext. 1, or book online at “http://www.pacificwhale.org”>www.pacificwhale.org.
BREW & VIEW OFFERS ‘PULP FICTION’ SHOW
Kick back for a free movie with Brew & View at Maui Tropical Plantation’s Mill House, 1670 Honoapiilani Highway, Waikapu. “Pulp Fiction” will screen for 21-and-older audiences. Gate opens at 6:30 p.m.; show starts at 7:15 p.m. Bring a blanket or low-back chair. Food and drinks will be available for purchase; no outside food allowed. For details, call 243-9618.
RHYTHM & BLUES MELE KICKS OFF AT THE MACC
Rhythm & Blues Mele kicks off at 7 p.m. at Maui Arts & Cultural Center’s Castle Theater in Kahului. Cost is $45, $55 and $65. See Maui Beat for details.
VARIETY SHOW TAKES THE STAGE AT BALDWIN
Baldwin High School’s eighth annual Variety Show Extravaganza takes the stage at 7:30 tonight and Sunday, and 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, in the Loudon Mini-Theatre on campus in Wailuku. See Backstage for details and costs.
‘THE MIRACLE WORKER’ ILLUMINATES IAO STAGE
Maui OnStage presents “The Miracle Worker” at 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 3 p.m. Sundays, opening tonight and continuing through May 25 (no show this Saturday) at the Historic Iao Theater in Wailuku. See Backstage.
MULLIGANS HOSTS JAZZ, BLUES AND SOUL SHOW
Soul Kitchen’s six-piece band will take you on a journey of music by several of the most influential females in jazz, blues and soul from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Mulligans on the Blue in Wailea. “History of Women in Jazz, Blues and Soul Dinner Show” features lead vocals by Tempa Singer Nave; Michael Elam; Naor Nave; Bruce Boege; Andrea Walls; and Jimmy C. Cost is $45 for dinner and show. Call Mulligans for reservations, 874-1131; for details, www.soulkitchenmaui.com.
SATURDAY, MAY 17
THE THROWDOWNS WILL PLAY AT BREWERS FEST
Acclaimed Maui band The Throwdowns will headline Maui Brewers Festival 2014, which kicks off at 4 p.m. at Maui Arts & Cultural Center in Kahului. VIP tickets are sold out. For food and beer details, see Dining story.
TUESDAY, MAY 20
‘THE MIKADO’ BRINGS CULTURES TOGETHER
Join the Hawaii Opera Theatre Resident Studio Ensemble for an adaptation of Gilbert and Sullivan’s “The Mikado” at 6:30 p.m. at Kihei Public Library, 35 Waimahaihai St. Set in Japan, this satire on English mores of the time weaves two cultures together. Admission is free. Call 875-6833.
FREE STUDENT SPRING MUSICAL AT THE MACC
Emmanuel Lutheran School offers its annual, free Spring Musical at 7 p.m. at Castle Theater. Children in kindergarten through 8th grade will perform musical-comedy “The Old Testament Fast Forward” by Tom S. Long and Allen Pote.