Island Events • November 23, 2017

Featured events this week

TODAY, NOV. 23

HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!

FRIDAY, NOV. 24

PIANIST PERFORMS BEST OF CLASSICAL MASTERS

Internationally renowned pianist Nadejda Vlaeva will present a concert of Beethoven, Liszt and Bortkiewicz at 7:30 p.m. at the Makawao Union Church Sanctuary. A minimum $10 cash donation is requested at the door.

DRINK A PINT AND HELP PROTECT NATIVE BIRDS

Maui Brewing Company hosts a benefit event for Maui’s native and endangered birds from 6 to 10 p.m. at its pub in the Kahana Gateway Shopping Center north of Lahaina. Half of all profits from the sale of house beers go toward protection efforts. For more information, call 573-0280 or visit www.mauiforestbirds.org.

ENGAGE ROMAN MASTER ARTIST DARIO CAMPANILE

A private audience with the Dali Lama and encouragement from Salvador Dali highlight Dario Campanile’s distinguished career as a versatile artist whose works range from abstract and surreal to photorealistic and etched metal. Visit with the artist from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. at Lahaina Galleries during Friday Art Walk. For more information, call 856-3080 or visit www.lahainagalleries.com.

ICE SKATE THROUGH THE HOLIDAYS AT MAUI MALL

Bank of Hawaii invites you to embrace winter fun on an outdoor ice skating rink from 3 to 9 p.m. through Dec. 17. Registration for 25 minute periods begins at 2:30 p.m. Admission is $5 (free for kids ages five and under) and includes rental skates. Proceeds benefit local nonprofits. For more information and events schedule, visit www.mauimall.com.

KICK OFF THE HOLIDAYS AT KIHEI TOWN PARTY

Get your photo taken with Santa and Mrs. Claus, dance to live music, dine at food booths and trucks, play in the keiki zone and shop local during Kihei’s Fourth Friday Town Party from 6 to 9 p.m. at Azeka Mauka in Kihei. Entertainment by Luna Overdrive, Keoni’s HotLava Dance Group and Maui 8 Track Players. Admission is free. For more information, visit www.kiheifridays.com.

‘CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG’ ROARS ON STAGE

The stage interpretation of the 1968 film based on Ian Fleming’s beloved children’s book comes to life. “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang” opens at 7:30 p.m. at the Historic Iao Theater in Wailuku. This family-friendly romp about an eccentric inventor and his adventurous children runs through Dec. 10. Tickets range from $20 to $40. For tickets and more information, call 242-6969 or visit www.mauionstage.com.

DON YOUR BEST PJs AND SHOP, PARTY AND PLAY

Midnight Madness Pajama Jam takes place from midnight to 10 p.m. (Saturday) at Outlets of Maui in Lahaina. Events throughout the night and day include dancing with DJ Big Mike, holiday Tahitian and hula shows, and performances by Vicente Cacal and Jack Stone. Get there early for a free swag bag given to the first 200 customers shopping in their pajamas. For more information, call 281-7728 or visit www.outletsofmaui.com.

EXPLORE RENE LALONDE’S GENRE-BLENDING ARTISTRY

Contemporary artist Rene Lalonde fuses cubism, fauvism and surrealism in an emotional riot of color yet with the simplicity of flattened out planes. See his work and meet the artist at a reception and book-signing today and Saturday at Martin Lawrence Galleries in Lahaina. For times and to RSVP, call 661-1788. For more information about this artist or others represented at the gallery, visit www.martinlawrence.com/art-gallery-lahaina.

SATURDAY, NOV. 25

MALIA BOHLIN SIGNS NEW BOOK, ‘LEFT AT HIVA OA’

Local author Malia Bohlin (born in Honolulu, raised on Maui) will sign her book “Left at Hiva Oa,” a coming-of-age story that unfolds on the open sea, from 12 to 3 p.m. at the Maui Friends of the Library Queen Kaahumanu store. Revenue from books purchased at the event benefit MFOL. For more information, visit www.maliabohlin.com.

DUO THOMPSON SQUARE PRESENTS MUSICAL MIX

Lovers of pop, rock and country performed “unplugged” will delight in an acoustic concert by Thompson Square at 7:30 p.m. at Maui Arts & Cultural Center’s Castle Theater in Kahului. Tickets are $45, $65, $85, and $125 (plus applicable fees). For tickets and more information, call 242-7469 or visit www.mauiarts.org.

SUNDAY, NOV. 26

CELEBRATE THE HOLIDAYS WITH HAPPY, JOLLY SONGS

The Maui Choral Arts Association promises cheer cloaked

in a seasonal concert, “Happy Holly-Jolly Days,” at 3 p.m. at MACC’s Castle Theater in Kahului. Tickets are $30 for adults and $15 for students (plus applicable fees). For tickets and more information, call 242-7469 or visit www.mauiarts.org.

RAM DASS GIVES THANKS WITH INDIAN MUSIC, FOOD

Thanksgiving Satsang program, hosted by Ram Dass, features traditional Indian music, food from Monsoon India, kirtan chanting, meditation and more from 4 to 6 p.m. at Makawao Union Church. Special guest includes Krishna Das, who also performs Monday at 7 p.m. Please bring boxed/canned food donations for the Maui Food Bank. Advance tickets for each event are $30 (available at Maui Kombucha in Haiku, MacNet in Kahului), Monsoon India in Kihei, Island Spirit Yoga in Lahaina or online). Admission at the door is $40 (cash only). For tickets and more information, visit www.krishnadas.com.

WEDNESDAY, NOV. 29

BE MERRY AND BELT OUT YOUR FAV BEATLES TUNE

Sing along to hits by the Fab Four as Louise Lambert presents her annual “Beatles Sing-Along” at Mulligans on the Blue at 7 p.m. Musicians joining Lambert include Steve Craig and the House Shakers. Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 at door. Advanced tickets are available at Mulligans on the Blue (Wailea), Bounty Music (Kahului), Lahaina Music, Mandala (Paia) and Chez Fifi Boutique (Kihei) or call 205-3971.

“BOO” AND “HOO” INSPIRE YOUNGSTERS ON LANAI

Honolulu Theatre for Youth performs “Ouch”— the story of siblings Boo and Hoo and their quest to fix the “ouches” of the world — at 12:30 p.m. at the Lanai Public & School Library. This free 30-minute show, sponsored by the Lanai Community Benefit Fund, is for children ages two and older who are accompanied by an adult. Reservations are not required. For more information, visit www.librarieshawaii.org/events.

WRITING STUDIO KICKS OFF WEEKLY WORKSHOP

Join a community of like-minded artists, expand your artistic expression and boost your writing confidence from 10 a.m. to noon at Maui Coffee Attic

in Wailuku. Weekly meetings will be held each Wednesday through Dec. 20. Cost is $60. For more information or to register, call 956-997-4830.

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