Island Events: February 9, 2017

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Ukulele virtuoso Jake Shimabukuro, photo courtesy Maui Arts & Cultural Center.

Ukulele virtuoso Jake Shimabukuro, photo courtesy Maui Arts & Cultural Center.

TODAY, FEB. 9

‘THE WAY OF NATURAL TEXTILES’ BY IZUKURA

See the works of textile artist Akihiko Izukura at Schaefer International Gallery at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center in Kahului through March 19. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays to Sundays, as well as prior to and during intermissions at Castle Theater shows. Admission is free. For more details, visit www.mauiarts.org.

MIAMI DANCERS TO PERFORM AT THE MACC

Miami’s Rosie Herrera Dance Theatre members will perform at 7:30 p.m. in the MACC’s Castle Theater. The group is known for its diverse ensemble, with various backgrounds that incorporate theater, performance art, opera, drag and contemporary ballet. Tickets are $35 and $45 (plus applicable fees). For more details, visit www.mauiarts.org.

Devotional chanting singer Simrit Kaur perform Sunday, photo courtesy the performer.

Devotional chanting singer Simrit Kaur perform Sunday, photo courtesy the performer.

FRIDAY, FEB. 10

GET YOUR ‘FLOW’ ON AT MUSIC, YOGA FESTIVAL

Music, workshops, yoga and more will be featured at the Mystic Flow Fest starting at 2:45 p.m. Friday, and at 10 a.m. Saturday and Sunday at the Veterans of Foreign Wars hall in Kihei. Activities will continue throughout the day and night. Weekend passes are limited and cost $150 in advance and $175 at the gate. Day passes are also available for $40 for kamaaina. For more information, visit www.theflowfestival.com.

TRAVEL AUTHOR, NOTED TRANSLATOR TO SPEAK

The Merwin Conservancy presents world-renowned travel writer and translator of Chinese texts Bill Porter, aka Red Pine, at its installment of the Green Room literary salon at 7 p.m. in the MACC’s McCoy Studio Theater. Porter’s presentation will be followed by a Q&A session, a book signing and a reception with dessert, champagne, a book fair and live music. Tickets are $25, or $10 for students with ID. For more details, visit www.mauiarts.org.

Rosie Herrera of Rosie Herrera Dance Theatre perfoms today in “Cookie’s Kid,” photo by Adam Reign.

Rosie Herrera of Rosie Herrera Dance Theatre perfoms today in “Cookie’s Kid,” photo by Adam Reign.

PROARTS INC. PRESENTS ‘THE CEMETERY CLUB’

ProArts Inc. presents the opening of “The Cemetery Club” by Ivan Menchell at 7:30 p.m. at the ProArts Playhouse in Kihei. Shows will continue at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 16-18 and 23-25, and at 3 p.m. Feb. 19 and 26. Tickets are $26 and are available by phone at 463-6550 or online at www.proartsmaui.com.

SECOND FRIDAY TOWN PARTY SET FOR LAHAINA

Enjoy live music, Art Night activities involving local galleries, tasty food and more at the Lahaina Second Friday event starting at 5 p.m. on Front Street. For more information, visit www.mauifridays.com.

MAUI WRITERS INK TO DEBUT NEW BOOK

Members of Maui Writers Ink will be on hand at 5 p.m. to launch their book, “Short Stories & Poems,” at the Lahaina Second Friday town party. Authors will sign copies of the books, which will be sold at an introductory price of $10. Beginning at noon Saturday, Katherine Cloutier will also read from the book at the Lahaina Library, with authors in attendance and the book for sale at the introductory price.

SATURDAY, FEB. 11

MAKE VALENTINE’S DAY CARDS AT THE LIBRARY

Make your own Valentine’s Day cards from 2 to 4:30 p.m. at Makawao Library. All supplies will be provided for this free event. For more information, visit www.librarieshawaii.org/

event/time-to-make-valentines.

‘RAM’S GOT TALENT’ FUNDRAISER RETURNS

The Realtors Association of Maui presents the fifth annual “RAM’s Got Talent” at 7 p.m. at the Historic Iao Theater in Wailuku, showcasing past winners and audience favorites. The show raises money for RAM’s Presidential Scholarship Fund and for Maui OnStage’s work at Iao. Tickets are $20 to $40. For more information, visit www.ramsgottalent.com.

ENJOY TEA CEREMONY AT VIEWPOINTS GALLERY

Viewpoints Gallery in Makawao will host a Japanese tea ceremony at 4 p.m. performed by the Chado Urasenke Tankokai Maui Association. The event, part of the gallery’s current “Celebration of Hawaii 2017: Diversity” exhibit, will be followed by hula and sweet treats from around the world. For more information, visit www.viewpointsgallerymaui.com.

SUNDAY, FEB. 12

SCHEIDEMAN’S ONE-MAN SHOWS AT PIONEER INN

Catch Maui-based actor Rick Scheideman in “An Evening with Albert Einstein” at 6:30 p.m. at the Pioneer Inn courtyard in Lahaina. Doors open at 6 p.m., with pre-show happy hour and dining also available. Admission is $22. Reservations are recommended and can be made by calling (303) 507-987.­­

DEVOTIONAL CHANTER AT MAKAWAO CHURCH

Singer Simrit Kaur returns to Maui on her “Songs of Resilience Global Unity” tour after the release of her new CD, “Songs of Resilience.” Cello

virtuoso Shannon Lee Hayden and tabla player Daniel Paul will join Kaur for the 7 p.m. performance at Makawao Union Church. Advance tickets are $25 cash at MacNet in Kahului or Maui Kombucha in Haiku and can also be purchased at www.simritkaurmusic.com.

Tickets are $35 cash the day of the show at the door.

MONDAY, FEB. 13

ONO! PRESENTS IMPROV WITH VALENTINE THEME

This month’s free, one-night-only ONO! performance will feature a Valentine’s Day-themed evening of improv comedy by Free Range Comedy at 6:30 p.m. at the Historic Iao Theater.

TUESDAY, FEB. 14

‘VAGINA MONOLOGUES’ COMING TO IAO THEATER

Women Helping Women presents “The Vagina Monologues 2017: Defending the Vagina” by Eve Ensler at 7:30 p.m. in the Historic Iao Theater. General admission tickets are $20 and are available by calling 242-6969 or by visiting www.mauionstage.com.

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