Island Events • March 22, 2018

Featured events this week

Queen Ka‘ahumanu statue • Friday • MACC, The Maui News file photo.

TODAY, MARCH 22

LOCAL PHOTOJOURNALIST SHARES ACHIEVEMENTS

Longtime photojournalist for The Maui News Matthew Thayer presents highlights of his career, including his coverage of the “miracle landing” of Aloha Flight 243, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Akaku Upstairs Salon at 333 Dairy Road in Kahului. RSVP for this free event at 871-5554 or email info@akaku.org.

FRIDAY, MARCH 23

CONCERT, MORE HONORS QUEEN KA’AHUMANU

Maui Humane Society • Saturday • Wailuku, logo courtesy Maui Humane Society.

Celebrate the 250th birthday of Queen Ka’ahumanu with protocol in honor of the Ahahui Ka’ahumanu and the Royal Order of Kamehameha, followed by a concert featuring Sonny Lim, the Lim Family, Nani Lim with Halau Manaola, and Lorna Lim with Halau Kawehilei-mamoi-kawekiu’o Kohala and emcee Alika Atay. Preshow festivities start at 4 p.m. with concert at 6 p.m. in the Castle Theater at Maui Arts & Cultural Center in Kahului. Tickets are $21 general admission (plus applicable fees). For tickets or information, call 242-7469, visit the MACC box office or go online www.mauiarts.org.

PETER KATER CELEBRATES ‘SHE’ WITH PEIA LUZZI

Grammy-winning musician Peter Kater celebrates the release of his latest album, “She,” with a concert featuring Peia Luzzi at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Makawao Union Church, 1445 Baldwin Ave. General admission is $25, and VIP seats with a signed CD are $50. Tickets are available online at www.brightstarevents.net.

LEARN HOW YOU CAN BE MINDFULLY HAPPY IN LIFE

Mental Health Kokua presents an evening of mindfulness with personal development expert Steven Snyder at 7 p.m. at the McCoy Studio Theater at the MACC. A screening of “The Mindfulness Movie” follows the lecture/discussion. Tickets are $18 (plus applicable fees). For tickets or information, call 242-7469, visit the box office or go online at www.mauiarts.org.

Audrey Luna in “Americana” • Saturday & Sunday • Historic Iao Theater, courtesy Maui Chamber Orchestra.

TOM ARNOLD HEADLINES MAUI CELEBRITY SERIES

Comedian and actor Tom Arnold, of “True Lies” and “Roseanne” fame, takes the stage with Corky Gardner, King Martin, Cool Hand Luke and special guest Brian Evans at 8 p.m. at The Dirty Monkey in Lahaina. Advance tickets are $45, available at www.eventbrite.com, and $70 at the door for standing room only (if available). For more information, call 419-6268 or visit www.thedirtymonkey.com.

FILL UP ON MUSIC, FOOD, FUN AT KIHEI TOWN PARTY

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 Kawika Ortiz, Maui’s Emperado Dance Fitness group, Curtis Williams and reggae group favorite The Lambsbread. For more information, visit www.mauifridays.com/kihei.

SATURDAY, MARCH 24

“March/Concert of Our Lives" • Saturday • Kahului. See Jack Johnson, Willie Nelson, Kris Kristofferson — just to name a few. Check Eventbrite for ticket availability. Graphic and photos courtesy event organizers.

MARCH, RALLY TO END THE VIOLENCE IN OUR SCHOOLS

“March for Our Lives Maui,” sponsored by UH Maui College in support of #standwithparkland, kicks off at 3 p.m. on the UH-MC Great Lawn in Kahului. Concert for Our Lives, featuring Jack Johnson, Willie Nelson, Kris Kristofferson and other guest artists follows the rally at 5:30 p.m. at the MACC. As of press time, student tickets still available. Additional general admission tickets may be released depending on availability. Students must provide valid student ID at the gate. Visit www.eventbrite.com for tickets and more information.

COMEDY NIGHT BENEFITS MAUI HUMANE SOCIETY

Support the Maui Humane Society and get a gut-full of laughs at Comedy Night, presented by Maui Comedy Live, at 8 p.m. (doors open at 7 p.m.) at Front of House Event Center located at 1331 Eha St. in Wailuku. Comics include Eric Hofer, Brian Michaels, Chino LaForge, Ted Anderson, Chuck Thompson and special guest Owtlndsh. Tickets are $15. Must be 18 and older to attend. For more information, call 280-6581.

‘AMERICANA’ MUSIC TAKES CENTER STAGE

Jack Johnson

Acclaimed Grammy Award- winning soprano Audrey Luna will star in the Maui Chamber Orchestra’s “Americana” concert, featuring works by Aaron Copland and others, at 7:30 p.m. and 3 p.m. Sunday at the Historic Iao Theater in Wailuku. On Sunday, Maestro Robert E. Wills and guest Conductor Michael Russell will hold a “Conversations with the Conductor” at 1:30 p.m. Tickets range from $27 to $55, and are available at the Iao Theater Box Office Friday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and at www.mauichamberorchestra.org.

HEAR AWARD-WINNING ARTISTS AT HO’OMAU

Na Hoku Hanohano Award-winners including Keauhou, Kamaka Kukona, Kapena, Josh Tatofi, Napua Greig, Tava Nui and Na Wai Eha perform at the Ho’omau 2018 concert from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Maui Nui Botanical Gardens in Kahului. Tickets are $15 in advance, $20 at the gate and children 10 years of age and younger are admitted free. Kahua Keiki Le’ale’a (formerly Keiki Zone) is $20 and afternoon water play costs $10. Tickets are available through Punana Leo parents, all Minit Stop locations, Maui Nui Botanical Gardens and Native Intelligence in Wailuku. For more information, call 244-5676 or visit www.hoomau.com.

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 28

BE AMAZED BY YOUNG PIANIST KENNY BROBERG

Willie Nelson

Silver Medal Winner in the 2017 Van Cliburn Piano Competition, pianist Kenny Broberg performs classical selections in concert at 7:30 p.m. at the MACC’s Castle Theater. Tickets are $35, half-price for children 12 (plus applicable fees). For tickets or information, call 242-7469, visit the MACC box office or go online at www.mauiarts.org.

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Kris Kristofferson

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