Island Events • March 29, 2018

Featured events this week

Willy K Benefit: Soul Kitchen • Friday at Mulligans of the Blue, courtesy the artists.

TODAY, MARCH 29

HAIME MEYER, OTHERS IN FREE CONCERT IN LAHAINA

Popular island musicians Haime Meyer, Wilson Kanaka’ole and Brian Haia perform outdoors from 6 to 7:30 p.m. as part of Lahaina Restoration Foundation’s free monthly Hawaiian music series. Limited seating on the lawn; blankets, mats and low beach chairs welcome. For more information, call 661-3262 or visit www.lahainarestoration.org.

LEARN ABOUT YOUTH NON-PROFIT AT AKAKU SALON

Discover how you can benefit from youth leadership opportunities through Ignite A Life, cofounded by mother-son team of Robin and Alex Muto, 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 30

CATCH A FERRY FOR LANAI FIFTH FRIDAY TOWN PARTY

Get off (this) island for a few hours and support Lanai’s Fifth Friday Town Party, featuring food, entertainment, live music, free grand-prize drawing and more than 30 vendors from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the heart of Lanai City near Dole Park. Due to support from Tri-Isle and the Maui County Mayor’s Office of Economic Development, there is no charge for the return ferry ride from Manele Harbor (Lanai) to Lahaina. For information, visit www.fifthfridaylanai.com.

‘GODSPELL’ RESURRECTED BY MAUI TEEN THESPIANS

Maui OnStage Teen Stage Productions presents “Godspell,” conceived by John-Michael Tebelak, music and new lyrics by Stephen Schwartz and under the musical direction of Steven Dascoulias. Performances are at 7:30 p.m. today and Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $15 for adults and $8 for children. To purchase tickets for any Iao Theater event, call 242-6969 or order online at www.mauionstage.com.

Celebration of the Arts: Kalapana Kollars calls to ancestors as Clifford Nae‘ole watches • Friday & Saturday at The Ritz Carlton in Kapalua, Kai Markell photo.

‘ARTIST 2 ARTIST’ DEBUTS WITH ICON KEOLA BEAMER

Henry Kapono debuts his new “Artist 2 Artist” series at 7:30 p.m. in the Maui Arts & Cultural Center’s McCoy Studio Theater in Kahului with an intimate concert featuring Keola Beamer. The two Hawaiian icons will share music and stories from their extensive careers and answer audience questions. Tickets are $35, $45 and $65 (plus applicable fees). For tickets or more information, visit the box office, call 242-7469 or go online to www.mauiarts.org.

SOUL KITCHEN PERFORMS FOR FUNDS FOR WILLIE K

Local “Zydeco funk” band Soul Kitchen performs from 7 to 9 p.m. at Mulligans on the Blue in Wailea in a fundraiser to help Maui favorite Willie K battle cancer. A $10 donation is requested; Soul Kitchen will donate all proceeds to the fund #williekstrong. Tickets available at www.soulkitchenmaui.com. Call 874-1131 for more information.

JOHN CRUZ, KALANI PE’A AT CELEBRATION OF THE ARTS

“Godspell” cast • This weekend at Iao Theater, Jack Grace photo.

Na Hoku-winner John Cruz performs at 8:30 p.m. at The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua followed at 9 p.m. by Grammy-winner Kalani Pe’a during a free Celebration After Hours show as part of the 26th Annual Celebration of the Arts held at the luxury resort. Entertainment continues Saturday with Kalapana Kollars from “Ulalena” at noon, followed by students from Ke Kula ‘o Kamakau at 2:30 p.m. The Celebration After Hours show, from 8 p.m. to midnight, features Ikaika Blackburn, Na Hoa and Nuff Sedd. More information is available at www.kapaluacelebrationofthearts.com.

SATURDAY, MARCH 31

FREE EASTER EVENTS OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

Hop into spring with Easter Festival at Lahaina Cannery Mall from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. with ukulele performances, magic shows, Easter egg hunt and more. Call 661-5304 for more information. Maui Mall’s Easter Carnival, presented by Hawaii Animal Rescue Foundation, takes place from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. To donate to HARF, visit www.hawaiianimalrescue.org. For event information, visit www.mauimall.com.

SUNDAY, APRIL 1

Scene from Festival of Color • Sunday at MACC, courtesy MACC.

BRIGHTEN YOUR EASTER SUNDAY WITH BIG COLOR

A modern American version of a traditional event, Color Festival Hawaii debuts at 1 p.m. Sunday at the MACC with live music by DJ Boomshot, the Eric Gilliom Band, Shea Butter & The Cream, and the Yum Yum Beasts. Tickets for the Imua Family Services fundraiser are $20 (includes one color pack); $25 (includes three color packs); and $15 for keiki age 6 to 16 (includes one color pack), plus applicable fees. Free for kids up to five years of age. For moreinformation, visit www.imuafamilyservices.org.

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