Island Events • February 8, 2018

Featured events this week

Current U.S. Poet Laureate Tracy K. Smith, tonight at the MACC, Rachel Eliza Griffiths photo.

TODAY, FEB. 8

AKAKU UPSTAIRS SALON SERIES WOMEN WHO CARE

Chelsea Hill, founder and director of 100+ Women Who Care Maui, presents inside information about how to promote or attend to a favorite local non-profit or charity. She will share several stories of hope and success from 6 to 8 p.m at Akaku Upstairs Salon (333 Dairy Road) in Kahului. RSVP at 871-5554 or email info@akaku.org. This is a free event.

STORYTELLER BOBBY NORFOLK AT LIBRARIES

Celebrate African American History Month with Emmy Award-winning storyteller Bobby Norfolk as he returns to Hawaii to regale audiences with tales such as “Anansi the Spider” and other African American folktales, legends and true stories. Norfolk will perform from 11 to 11:45 a.m. at Kahului Public Library, 90 School St. and from 3:30 to 4:15 p.m. at Kihei Public Library, 35 Waimahaihai St. Admission is free. For more information, call 873-3097 (Kahului) or 875-6833 (Kihei) or visit www.libraries hawaii.org.

Soul Kitchen, Friday at Makawao Union Church, Bruce Forrester photo.

LISTEN TO PLANETARY ORBITS WITH DAN TEPFER

Pianist Dan Tepfer delves into the music that arises when the orbits of planets around their host star are turned into sound, beginning at 6:30 p.m. at the Institute for Astronomy Advanced Technology Research Center, 34 Ohia Ku Street, Pukalani. Part musical performance, part lecture, this presentation is part of the free Maikalani Community Lectures series. Open to the public. For more information, call 573-9500.

FRIDAY, FEB. 9

MERWIN CONSERVANCY HOSTS POET LAUREATE

Experience the poetry of current U.S. Poet Laureate, Tracy K. Smith, at 7 p.m. in McCoy Studio Theater at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center in Kahului. The event will be followed by a courtyard reception with a book signing, book fair, refreshments and live musical entertainment. The Pulitzer Prize-winner is presented as part of The Green Room literary salon series. Tickets are $25 and $10 with a valid student I.D. For tickets and information, go to the box office, call 242-7469 or visit www.mauiarts.org.

LITERARY NIGHT TOWN PARTY IN LAHAINA

Second Friday Town Party features arts, crafts, shopping, food booths, trucks and more from 5 to 9 p.m. all along Front Street in Lahaina. Free entertainment includes Maui Jam, Ka Imi Na’auao O Hawai’i Nei, Arlie Avery-Asiu at Campbell Park Center Stage in the 600 block; Gary Larson Jazz at Martin Lawrence Gallery and The Rowan Brothers at Fleetwoods on Front St. in the 700 block; Rock Hendricks at Longhis and Curt Lee at Sargent’s Gallery in the 800 block. Maui Writers Ink will be featuring a focus on books with an expanded Local Authors Table beginning at 5 p.m. at Campbell Park. For more information, visit www.mauifridays.com.

EVENING OF VOCAL AND INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC

Two members of MauiLotus: The Marilyn Allysum Group will give a rare performance on Maui at 7:30 p.m. at Makawao Union Church, 1445 Baldwin Ave. Composer and multi-instrumentalist Marilyn Allysum and Charles Fletcher weave the sounds of many cultures transcending jazz and world music into a global statement. Tickets are $20 in advance and may be purchased online at www.maui lotus.com/store or for $20 cash at the door. For more information, call 879-5776.

RENOWNED PIANIST PLAYS FOR ADAPTATIONS BENEFIT

Internationally renowned and acclaimed solo pianist Dan Tepfer brings his musical prowess to benefit Maui’s only professional contemporary dance company, Adaptations Dance Theater, at 7:30 p.m. in Castle Theater at the MACC. Widely known for his collaborations with jazz legend Lee Konitz and YouTube sensation Camille Bartault, Tepfer was recently featured on NPR for his ground-breaking exploration into the art of improvisation. Tickets are $20, $45 and $65 (plus applicable fees), and a portion of the ticket is tax-deductible. For tickets and information, go to the box office, call 242-7469 or visit www.mauiarts.org.

SATURDAY, FEB. 10

CHRIST THE KING ANNUAL BAZAAR FUNDRAISER

Christ the King Church is holding its annual fundraising bazaar from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Proceeds will benefit the church’s evangelical ministry and the pre-school program. Entertainment includes Maui Taiko; Lei Pono Productions featuring selections from its new CD “Lei Pono”; hula kahiko and auana by award-winning Kuaola; Nevah Too Late and much more. Ono food will be available for purchase. Enjoy games on the midway, a country store and rummage sale. Christ the King Church is located at the corner of W. Wakea Ave. and Puunene Ave. in Kahului.

WORKSHOP ON NATIVE PLANTS & POLLINATORS

Maui Nui Botanical Gardens hosts a horticultural workshop at 9 a.m. Maui Master Gardener Coordinator Dr. Cynthia Nazario-Leary will instruct how to protect and provide for pollinators using native and local plants. A planting activity will be included, and participants will take home a native pollinator plant. Workshop is free for MNBG members and Maui Master Gardeners. Cost is $25 for the public. Email info@mnbg.org for reservations. For more information, call 249-2798 or visit www.mnbg.org. MNBG is located at 150 Kanaloa Ave. across from War Memorial Football Stadium in Kahului.

RENOWNED SPIRITUAL TEACHER GARY ZUKOV

American spiritual teacher and author of “The Seat of the Soul” Gary Zukov along with Linda Francis, the co-author with Zukov of “The Heart of the Soul: Emotional Awareness” and “The Mind of the Soul: Responsible Choice,” will be presenting an inspirational talk called “Living Courageously” from 6 to 8 tonight at Makawao Union Church, and a workshop from 1 to 5 p.m Sunday at Maui Yoga Shala at 381 Baldwin Ave. in Paia. Cost of admission is $55 (plus $3.24 applicable fee) for today’s talk and $120 (plus $5.86 applicable fee) for the yoga workshop. For more information or to purchase tickets, call 633-2770 or visit www.maui-yoga.com.

SUNDAY, FEB. 11

KU KANAKA/STAND TALL FILM SCREENING, TALK

A special screening of the documentary film, “Ku Kanaka/Stand Tall: Self-Determination and Resilience in the Life of Kanalu Youung” will be shown at 3 p.m. in McCoy Studio Theater at the MACC. This inspirational story follows University of Hawaii at Manoa’s Professor of Hawaiian History Kanalu Young from an angry young man made quadripligic following a diving accident to the passionate teacher and leader for Native Hawaiian rights that he is today. A panel discussion will follow the screening of the film. Tickets are $15 (plus applicable fees) and may be purchased at the box office, by calling 242-7469 or by visiting www.maui arts.org.

DORIC STRING QUARTET MAKES MAUI DEBUT

Considered the leading British string quartet of its generation, the Doric String Quartet makes its Maui debut at 3 p.m. in Castle Theater at the MACC. The musical program includes Haydn’s “Quartet in E-flat Major, Op. 64, No. 6,” Britten’s “Quartet No. 3, Op. 94” and Mendelssohn’s “Quartet in f minor, Op. 80.” Tickets are $12, $45 and $65 (plus applicable fees). For tickets and information, go to the box office, call 242-7469 or visit www.mauiarts.org.

TUESDAY, FEB. 13

TWO HARPS FROM THE HEART AT LOCAL LIBRARY

Join harpists Lily Swan and Crissy Palmieri in a performance of Celtic and Medieval music from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Kahului Public Library. Admission is free. This concert is suitable for all ages. Young children must be accompanied by parent or adult caregiver. For more information, call 873-3097.

MARDI GRAS PARTY AT MULLIGANS ON THE BLUE

Celebrate Mardi Gras, or Fat Tuesday, with local favorite Soul Kitchen at Mulligans on the Blue in Wailea. The event features New Orleans-style cuisine, free beads, masks and free face painting. Doors open at 7 p.m.; band begins at 8 p.m. Tickets are $10 in advance or $15 at the door. Advance discounted tickets are available at www.soulkitchenmaui.com/event/2163295/462711530/ mardi-gras-party-at-mulligan-s-on-the-blue.

WEDNESDAY, FEB. 14

WATCH MOONLIT MOVIES AT SUGAR BEACH EVENTS

Sit back and enjoy an outdoor moonlit showing of “Valentine’s Day,” a romantic comedy from the director of “Pretty Woman.” This PG-13 movie is about relationships. Free complimentary popcorn will be provided. Food and drinks, including specialty cocktails will be available for purchase. No outside food or beverages will be allowed. Bring a low-back beach chair or blanket. Admission is free, but a pass is required for admittance. Visit www.event brite.com/e/free-moonlit-movie-valentines-day-tickets-42768910964 to obtain free pass. For more information, call 856-6151.

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