Island Events: May 8, 2014
TODAY, MAY 8
CATCH LAST WEEKEND OF ‘GOD OF CARNAGE’
Yasmina Reza’s 2009 Tony Award-winning adult comedy-drama, “God of Carnage,” will take the stage at 7:30 tonight, Friday and Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday at ProArts Playhouse in Kihei. Tickets are $22, with kamaaina discounts available for residents. Call 463-6550. See Backstage.
FRIDAY, MAY 9
CELEBRATION OF THE ARTS SHINES AT RITZ
The 22nd annual Celebration of the Arts, a cultural event that gathers Hawaii’s artisans, educators, practitioners and entertainers, will be held today through Sunday at The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua. For information, see Maui Beat.
IT’S MANGO MANIA AT LAHAINA TOWN PARTY
Mango Madness is descending on Lahaina for its Second Friday Town Party from 5 to 9 p.m. at Campbell Park. Celebrate the mango season with a mango-cooking contest, live music, family fun, a silent auction, face painting, local vendors, food for sale and more. For more information on specials, visit www.mauifridays.com.
FUN AWAITS AT TWO-DAY MAUI MATSURI FESTIVAL
The 2014 Maui Matsuri festivities, which celebrate Japanese culture and heritage, begin with a Storytelling Night from 6:30 to 9 at the University of Hawaii Maui College student lounge in Kahului. It continues with the Matsuri Festival from 2 to 9 p.m. Saturday at the UH-MC Great Lawn. The free events are stacked with food, games, contests, prizes, educational booths, entertainment and more. For schedule, an event map and other details, visit www.mauimatsuri.com or call 283-9999.
‘LADY PIRATES’ STORM KING KEKAULIKE STAGE
King Kekaulike Drama presents “The Lady Pirates of Captain Bree” at 7 tonight and Saturday and at 3 p.m. Sunday at the Pukalani campus. See Backstage.
‘THE MIRACLE WORKER’ OPENS AT IAO THEATER
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 May 17) at the Historic Iao Theater in Wailuku. For details, see Backstage.
SATURDAY, MAY 10
POPULAR CRAFT FAIR KICKS OFF AT SEABURY
Possibly the most popular of its kind in the state, the Seabury Hall Craft Fair opens from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. today at the Makawao campus. Admission is $5 for adults; children 12 and younger are free. The 41st annual event, a fundraiser for Seabury financial aid programs, features more than 100 of Hawaii’s best artists and craftspeople, along with entertainment, food, flower arrangements, children’s games, a silent auction and a rummage sale. Call 572-7235.
PORTUGUESE FESTA TO BE HELD IN IAO VALLEY
Portuguese Festa will celebrate all things Portuguese during a festival at 10 a.m. at the Kepaniwai Park Portuguese Heritage Garden in Iao Valley. The fundraising event, organized by Maui Portuguese Cultural Club, includes a coronation, dancing, a country store and food for sale. Tickets are on sale via MPCC members or by calling 385-2410.
‘THREE MUSKETEERS’ TAKES S. MAUI STAGE
Kihei Charter High School Drama presents an original comedic opera, “The Three Musketeers,” at 6 tonight and Sunday at the South Maui school. See Backstage for details.
‘REV’ WILL CULTIVATE YOUR CREATIVE SIDE
Kick it up a notch with DJs, art, performance, video and costumes at “Rev: A Retro Futurism Mixer” by artCORE Maui, a collective of Maui-based artist/producers who are working to build artistic community. The show, from 7 p.m. to midnight, will be held at Maui Tropical Plantation’s Mill House in Waikapu. Tickets are $25 presale and $30 at the door. See www.facebook.com/artcoremaui for more information.
MAUI MOMPRENUER TO HIGHLIGHT LOCAL GIFTS
Maui Mompreneur Showcase will spotlight mom-owned small businesses from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Maui Beach Hotel Elleair Ballroom in Kahului. Vendors will have Mother’s Day gifts, graduation gifts and Father’s Day gifts available for purchase, as well as baked goods, jewelry, gift baskets and more. Admission is free. For information, call 757-4739.
SUNDAY, MAY 11
Happy Mother’s Day!
MONDAY, MAY 12
ONO! PRESENTS A FREE STAGED READING AT IAO
ONO!, a monthly, one-night-only, free theater event, will feature a staged reading of Steve Martin’s “Picasso at the Lapin Agile” at 6:30 tonight in the Historic Iao Theater in Wailuku. See Backstage.
WEDNESDAY, MAY 14
‘DISCOVERING THE CLASSICS’ FOR KIDS
“Discovering the Classics with Papa Lopaka” invites schoolchildren to hear Papa Lopaka’s (Robert DeVinck) dramatic reading of the “Classics Illustrated” comic book of Lewis Carroll’s “Alice in Wonderland,” projected on a large screen, at 3 p.m. at Kihei Public Library, 35 Waimahaihai St. The one-hour program will include light snacks provided by the Kay A. Edwards Memorial Fund.