Island Events • February 15, 2018

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Lanai plein air artist Mike Caroll. Maui Plein Air Painting Invitational • Lahaina Harbor • Saturday. Maui Arts League photo

TODAY, FEB. 15

“HAVING A SENSE OF HUMUS” AT AKAKU

Vincent Mina, Hawaii Farmers Union United president and owner of Kahanu Aina Greens, the largest small farm in Hawaii producing on average 600 pounds of greens each week, will be discussing how his family began building a successful farming career while exploring the relationship between the body and soil from 6 to 8 p.m at Akaku Upstairs Salon (333 Dairy Road) in Kahului. This is a free event. RSVP at 871-5554 or email info@akaku.org.

ROBI KAHAKALAU IN FREE LAHAINA CONCERT

Lahaina Restoration Foundation’s free outdoor Hawaiian music series continues with a performance by one of Hawaii’s most loved entertainers, Robi Kahakalau, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. in front of the Baldwin House Museum at the corner of Dickenson and Front Streets in Lahaina. Limited seating is provided; blankets, mats and low-back beach chairs are welcome. For more information, call 661-3262 or visit www.lahainarestoration.org/events.

PETER KATER GIVES SOUND BATH CONCERT

Join local Grammy-award winning pianist Peter Kater and Adesh Khalsa for a special New Moon/Chinese New Year concert at 7 p.m. at 3442 Malina Place, Kihei. Admission is $40. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit https:// tickets.brightstarevents.com/event/new-moon-concert-peter-kater-kihei.

FRIDAY, FEB. 16

12TH ANNUAL WHALE TALES IN WEST MAUI

Whale Trust Maui kicks off its whale festival with the bulk of events held at The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua today through Sunday. Join world-renowned scientists, photographers and conservationists as they present networking opportunities, films and an education and art expo. All events are free and open to the public. A $20 per day donation is encouraged to support Whale Trust’s research in Hawaii. A variety of whale watches with Jayhawk yacht, Gemini Sailing Charters and Trilogy Excursions are planned during the four-day event. Family Fun Day will be held on Monday at the Hyatt Regency Resort & Spa in Kaanapali. Presentations, films, interactive science expo and keiki fun will be available. For more information and tickets, visit www.whaletales.org.

MAKAWAO CELEBRATES CHINESE NEW YEAR

Third Friday Town Party welcomes the Year of the Earth Dog. Kung Hee Fat Choy! Baldwin Avenue will be closed from Makawao Avenue to Brewer Street from 6 to 9 p.m. for its block party. Live entertainment includes The Matthew Human & Pat Simmons Jr. Band; Ben Uyetake and the Kalama Intermediate Ukulele Band; The Isle of Maui Pipe Band; local favorite Josh; and Canadian singer/songwriter Marianne Turner. For more information, visit www.mauifridays.com.

WAILUKU UNION CHURCH HOSTS PIANO TREASURES

Internationally recognized pianists Damira Feldman and Thomas Yee present “Piano Treasures for Four Hands” featuring piano works by Mozart, Schubert, Dvorak and Piazzolla at 7 p.m. at Wailuku Union Church, 327 S. High Street. Suggested donation is $20 at the door. For more information, call 244-9177 or (305) 588-0083.

MACARIO PASCUAL SHOW AT VILLAGE GALLERIES

Local artist Macario Pascual shares his memories of island plantation life and ocean adventures during his exhibition through March 8 at Village Galleries, 120 Dickenson St., Lahaina. Enjoy art, food and music at tonight’s opening reception from 6 to 9 p.m. Admission is free. For more information, call 661-4402 or visit www.villagegalleriesmaui.com.

CELTIC HARPISTS PLAY AT TWO MAUI LOCATIONS

Lisa Lynne and Aryeh Frankfurter, two progressive rock musicians with a mutual love for Celtic, Rennaissance and Swedish music played on unique acoustic instruments, will perform two concerts on Maui. Tonight the duo performs at 7:30 p.m. at the Maui Music Conservancy, located near Macy’s Women’s store. Suggested donation is $10 to $20 at the door. For more information, call 893-0707. On Saturday the duo will perform at 6:30 p.m. at Church of the Holy Innocents, 561 Front St. in Lahaina. Tickets are $15 in advance or $20 at the door. Tickets may be purchased at the church or online at www.brownpapertickets.com/ event/3225808. For more information, call 661-4202 or visit www.holyimaui.org.

SATURDAY, FEB. 17

PLEIN AIR PAINTING INVITATIONAL KICKS OFF

Watch 25 professional plein air painters create their artistic visions of Maui, its people, the landscape and historical buildings. Meet and talk with the artists as they create a complete original work of art in four hours or less. Today’s activity, from 7:30 to 11 a.m. at Lahaina Harbor, is the first “paint-out” during this week-long event. Art works created will be available for purchase from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Pioneer Inn’s Courtyard. Sunday features 40 youth painting at Campbell Park from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Registration is required and open to youth in second through 12th grades. Paintings will be displayed in the Snug Harbor Room at Pioneer Inn. For a complete schedule of additional events visit www.mauipleinairpainting.org. For information, call 268-0787.

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