Island Events • March 8, 2018

Featured events this week

Friday | Schaefer International Gallery at the MACC, courtesy the MACC.

TODAY, MARCH 8

SEE FILM ABOUT TIBETAN PATH TOWARD HAPPINESS

Psychologist and veteran documentary filmmaker Tom Vendetti screens “Tibetan Illusion Destroyer” — a film about an ancient Tibetan ceremony that creates awareness of the illusions responsible for human suffering — and later discusses the 3D documentary with a Q&A following 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.

POET AND YOU KNOW IT? OPEN READING IN LAHAINA

Maui Live Poets Society presents a free open poetry reading from 7 to 9 p.m. at Old Lahaina Book Emporium. Ongoing Peace Poem will be read as well. For more information, call 661-0517 or email poem@maui.net.

Firday | Cullen Mitchell (facing) and cast members in “S.P.A.R. and “The Shakespeare Project,” at Kamehameha Schools - Pukalani; photo courtesy Kamehameha Schools.

FRIDAY, MARCH 9

TWO ONE-ACT PLAYS ON KAMEHAMEHA CAMPUS

Kamehameha Schools Drama Club presents two one-act plays, “S.P.A.R.” by Stephen Gregg and “The Shakespeare Project” adapted by James Zager from William Shakespeare, at 7 p.m. at the Keopuolani Hale on the Kamehameha Schools Campus in Pukalani. Additional performances are 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday. Admission is free. For more information, visit www.ksbe.edu/campus_education/campuses/maui_campus.

‘PEOPLE’S CHOICE’ ARTIST HONORED AT RECEPTION

Based on the number of popular votes of visitors to the Schaefer Portrait Challenge 2018, one artist will receive $5,000 at the Marian Freeman People’s Choice Award Reception at 5:30 p.m. at the Schaefer International Gallery at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center in Kahului. The exhibition displays carefully selected entries featuring Hawaii’s extraordinary portrait subjects. While voting is over, you can still view the exhibit through March 18. Museum exhibit hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Sundays. Admission is free. For more information, call 242-4288 or email neida@mauiarts.org

Saturday & Sunday | Whale & Ocean Arts Festival, courtesy LahainaTown Action Committee.

SATURDAY, MARCH 10

FESTIVAL CELEBRATES HUMPBACK MIGRATION

LahainaTown Action committee presents the annual Whale and Ocean Arts Festival from 9 to 5 p.m. today and Sunday at Banyan Tree Park in Lahaina. The free two-day event features marine-themed art, hula troupes, keiki art contest and activities, lei making, whale research groups and more. Local entertainment includes Arlie-Avery Asiu, Na Kamali’i Wahine Nani O Lahaina, Avi & Indio and Haiku Hillbillys on Saturday and Maui Music Mission, Anthony Pfluke and Kulewa on Sunday. For more information, call 446-8540 or visit www.visitlahaina.com.

ANNEXATION ISSUE TAKES THE STAGE AT THE MACC

The MACC presents “Mai Po’ina: The Annexation Debates” at 7:30 p.m. in the McCoy Studio Theater. In 1898, Hawaii was annexed by the United States in an unorthodox and controversial manner. This production is a reenactment of the debate, as ripped from the pages of Hawaii’s recent past. A discussion with Hawaiian scholars follows the performance. Tickets are $28 for adults, $14 for children 12 and younger (plus applicable fees). To purchase tickets or for more information, go to the MACC box office, call 242-7469 or visit www.mauiarts.org.

Saturday | “Mai Po‘ina: The Annexation Debates,” at the MACC; photo courtesy the MACC.

‘WINNIE THE POOH KIDS’ AT HISTORIC IAO THEATER

Catch “Disney’s Winnie the Pooh Kids,” based on the characters of A.A. Milne and presented by Maui OnStage Youth Theater, at 11 a.m. at Historic Iao Theater in Wailuku. This children’s production features songs from the Disney-animated film as well as new songs. Additional performances are 11 a.m. Saturdays and 1 p.m. Sundays through March 18. Tickets are $10 for adults, $6 for children. For more information or to purchase tickets, call 242-6969 or visit www.mauionstage.com.

R&B’S GOLDAWN WON AT HOT WAI BAR IN WAILUKU

Catch a performance by the band Goldawn Won at 9 p.m., with opening entertainment beginning at 8 p.m., at Wai Bar in Wailuku. Tickets are $20 if purchased online at www.eventbrite.com or $35 at the door. For more information, call 214-9829.

SUNDAY, MARCH 11

WOMEN HELPING WOMEN GALA IS FULL OF HEART

Women Helping Women Maui’s 21st annual gala “Restoring the Heart, Ho’okele Pu’uwai” takes place from 5 to 8:30 p.m. at the King Kamehameha Golf Club in Wailuku. The evening includes Polynesian dinner, silent auction, honors awards and entertainment by Kuaola with a performance by Sister Robi Kahakalau. Tickets are $150 per person or 11-person tables for $1,650. Proceeds help fund emergency shelters and support programs for domestic abuse victims on Maui and Lanai. For tickets and more information, call 446-7342 or visit womenhelpingwomenmaui.com.

FAMILY FUN ABOUNDS AT MAKENA CHURCH LUAU

Celebrating this year’s luau theme, “E hele mai, e ‘ike!” or “Come and see!” The Keawala’i Congregational Church in Makena invites kamaaina and malihini to its annual luau from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on church grounds at 5300 Makena Road. Entertainment provided by Max Angel, Anthony Pfluke and kumu hula Hokulani Holt’s Halau Pa’u O Hi’iaka. Tickets are $50 for adults, $10 for children ages 12 to 17. For more information, call 879-5557 or email keawalai@hawaii.rr.com.

MONDAY, MARCH 12

BALDWIN HIGH SCHOOL BAND AT CASTLE THEATER

Enjoy a free concert and support young artists as School Band Concert Series presents Baldwin High School Band at 7 p.m. at Castle Theater at the MACC. For more information, call 242-7469 or visit www.mauiarts.org.

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