Island Events • February 22, 2018

Featured events this week

Robi Kahakalau: Lahaina • Tonight, courtesy Lahaina Restoration Foundation.

TODAY, FEB. 22

EXPLORE ISSUES FACING MAUI MOM & POP SHOPS

Maui Business Brainstormers and Akaku Upstairs will address the varied aspects and issues of Maui-based small businesses from 6 to 8 p.m., with pupu and mingling kicking off at 5:30 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.

CATCH ROBI KAHAKALAU IN LAHAINA MUSIC SERIES

Lahaina Restoration Foundation’s free outdoor Hawaiian music series features 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.

Kuaola musical group: Kihei Town Party • Friday, courtesy Miranda Kawaiola.

FRIDAY, FEB. 23

CELEBRATE CHINESE NEW YEAR ALL DAY IN LAHAINA

Lahaina brings in the Lunar New Year of the Dog with a full slate of family-friendly activities including lion dancing, historical presentations, firecrackers and more from 10 a.m to 8 p.m. at the Wo Hing Museum & Cookhouse. Chinese cultural celebration will be from 2 to 8 p.m. with a new year blessing by Au’s Shaolin Arts Society beginning at 5 p.m. Admission is free. For more information, call 661-3262 or visit www.lahainarestoration.org.

INFORMATIVE LECTURE ON PLANS FOR KAHO’OLAWE

Restoration Manager for the Kahoʻolawe Island Reserve Commission Restoration Program Paul Higashino speaks about the past, present and future of watershed restoration on Kahoʻolawe at 7 p.m. at the Hannibal Tavares Community Center Poolside Room (91 Pukalani Street) in Pukalani. Call 243-5020 for more information on the event.

2017 after-party at Mardi Gras Maui fundraiser for Maui AIDS Foundation: Four Seasons Resort Maui • Saturday, courtesy Maui AIDS Foundation.

IT’S ALL ABOUT LOVE AND FUN AT KIHEI TOWN PARTY

Themed “It’s All About Love,” Kihei Fourth Friday Town Party is all about family from 6 to 9 p.m. at Azeka Shopping Center Mauka. Enjoy food booths and trucks, keiki and teen activities, art, crafts, local shopping and free entertainment by Kuaola, R.E. Metoyer Dance Band and Marty Dread. For more information, visit www.mauifridays.com/kihei.

SUPPORT ANNUAL MAUI PEACE HERO AWARDS

Maui Seasons for Peace’s annual Maui Peace Hero Awards takes place from 6 to 9 p.m. in the University of Hawaii Maui College Pa’ina Building in Kahului. Enjoy heavy pupu, beverages, the awards recognitions and entertainment by Dance International and Rama Camarillo. Keynote Speaker will be International Peace Ambassador Lei’ohu Ryder. Cost to attend is $30 (plus fees). To purchase tickets, go to theeventbrite.com link at www.eventbrite.com/e/2017-peace-heroes-award-ceremony-tickets42250968785?aff=es2.

SATURDAY, FEB. 24

LION DANCE IN MAKAWAO FOR CHINESE NEW YEAR

Upcountry celebrates the Year of the Dog beginning at 10 a.m. in front of the Matsui Store Building in Makawao (corner of Makawao and Baldwin Avenues). Featured highlights include fireworks, a martial arts demonstration and the Lion Dance presented by Honolulu’s Au’s Shaolin Arts. Admission is free. For more information, call 280-3715.

WHALE TALES FOR KEIKI DURING KIHEI STORYTIME

Hawaii children’s book author and illustrator Gill McBarnet leads a whale-themed storytime from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. at Kihei Public Library. Admission is free; young children must be accompanied by an adult caregiver. Call 875-6833 for more information.

HUI NO’EAU ART AFFAIR IS AN AFFAIR TO REMEMBER

Support community visual arts education at Hui No’eau Art Affair 2018, a premier themed art auction and social event, from 5 to 10 p.m. at the historic Kaluanui estate in Makawao. Enjoy music, dancing, live and silent auction and a gourmet dinner by Chef Bev Gannon and Celebrations Catering. Tickets are $195 per person or you can purchase tables for various prices. For more information or to purchase tickets online, visit www.huinoeau.com/art-events.

ALTERNATIVES TO WAR EXAMINED IN NEW PLAY

Presented by Light Weight Theatre and Adult Waldorf Education of Maui, “This War Is Not Inevitable” addresses cultural and socio-economical imbalances fueling war at 7:30 p.m. at Christopher Hall on the Haleakala Waldorf School campus in Kula. A $10 donation is suggested. For more information, call 878-3340.

HENRY KAPONO TRIBUTE HONORS SONGS OF C & K

Henry Kapono and friends Johnny Valentine, Alx Kawakami and Na Hoku Hanohano Award-winner Blayne Asing talk story about and perform the music of Cecilio & Kapono at 7:30 p.m. in the Castle Theater at Maui Arts & Cultural Center in Kahului. Tickets are $15, $35, $45 and $55 (plus applicable fees), with a limited amount of $125 VIP tickets available. For tickets and information, go to the box office, call 242-7469 or visit www.mauiarts.org.

PARTY WITH PURPOSE AT MARDI GRAS MAUI

The fundraising gala for Maui AIDS Foundation kicks off at 6 p.m. at Four Seasons Resort Maui in Wailea with a gourment dinner prepared by Four Seasons Maui Executive Chef Craig Dryhurst, entertainment by Shea Derrick & Full Flavor Band, a silent auction and DJ after-party. Must be 21 years of age or older. Tickets are $146.66 and can be purchased at www.mauiaids.org.

SUNDAY, FEB. 25

CAPATHIA JENKINS WOWS IN WINTER POPS CONCERT

Maui Pops Orchestra features Capathia Jenkins in concert at 3 p.m. at the MACC’s Castle Theater. The contemporary program includes the music of Carole King and Aaron Copland. Tickets range from $20 to $60, with half-price discount for students 18 years of age and younger (excluding $20 sections). For tickets and information, go to the box office, call 242-7469 or visit www.mauiarts.org.

LEARNING ABOUT THE BIRDS AND THE BREWS

Maui Forest Bird Recovery Project’s Laura Berthold will speak about the history of and threats facing the native forest birds of Maui from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at Kohola Brewery in Lahaina. Free admission is restricted to adults 21 years of age and older. For more information, call 573-0280.

WEDNESDAY, FEB. 28

‘MIGRATIONS LUAU SHOW’ THRILLS AT SUGAR BEACH

Sugar Beach Events presents a memorable intimate evening featuring authentic Polynesian dancers, musicians and fire artists from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Sugar Beach in Kihei. Additional highlights include Pacific Rim-Hawaiian fusion cuisine, traditional ‘awa ceremony and fire-pit talk story with performers. Reservations are required; cost is $199 (plus tax) per person. Visit www.sugabeacheventshawaii.com/maui-luau-migrations for reservations and information.

* Want your entertainment event listed free? Scene’s calendar covers this Thursday through Wednesday. Send details and photos to scenelistings@mauinews.com at least 10 days prior to publication.

COMMENTS