Island Events • May 17, 2018

Josh Tatofi • tonight at MACC, courtesy the MACC.

THURSDAY, MAY 17

HEAR HAWAIIAN MUSIC AT PICNIC FOR POKI CONCERT

Roselani Place and Ola Na Mele Productions present Hawaiian artist Pamela Polland, founder of traditional Hawaiian music group Keaolani at 11 a.m. during Picnic for Poki at the Historic Ka’ahumanu Church in Wailuku. Enjoy fresh baked cookies provided by Roselani Place. Event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 871-7720.

JOSH TATOFI BRINGS HIS ‘KU’U LEO ALOHA’ TO MACC

Grammy-nominated Josh Tatofi performs ‘Ku’u Leo Aloha” or “The Voice of Love” at 7:30 p.m. in the McCoy Studio Theater at Maui Arts & Cultural Center in Kahului. Known as the “Polynesian Luther Vandross,” Tatofi is also a two-time Na Hoku Hanohano Award-winner. Tickets are $30 (plus applicable fees) and are available at the MACC box office, online at www.maui arts.org or by calling 242-7469.

“Hamlet: Abridged” • Friday & Saturday in Kihei, courtesy ProArts Playhouse.

STUDENTS FLEX CREATIVE ‘BIG UNIVERSE’ MUSCLES

Check out Young Creatives: Intergalactica exhibit, featuring works of art by students in grades K-12 that explores “the big universe” theme, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. today through Wednesday (closed Sundays; closed Saturday this week only for special event) at Schaefer International Gallery at the MACC. The exhibit continues through June 9. Admission is free. For more information, contact Gallery Director Neida Bangerter at 243-4288, email neida@mauiarts.org or visit www.mauiarts.org/exhibits.

FRIDAY, MAY 18

MAKAWAO TOWN PARTY BLOOMS BIG FOR SPRING

Celebrate “Upcountry in Bloom” from 6 to 9 p.m. at Makawao Third Friday Town Party with Green Zone recognizing Maui’s florists, lei makers and sustainability organizations. As usual, enjoy ono eats, vendor booths, arts and crafts, Upcountry merchants and Komoda Keiki Zone. Music and entertainment includes Dr. Nat and Rio Ritmo, Josh, Spirit Tribe and Poni Brendan, DJ Shoktimus Prime and Travis French’s Exhibition of Tales of Fire. Admission is free. For more information, visit www.mauifridays.com.

Lahaina Action Committee's 6th Annual Golf Classic • Saturday at Royal Ka‘anapali Golf Course, The Maui News file photo.

PROARTS PLAYHOUSE GETS YOUTH INTO SHAKESPEARE

ProArts Playhouse presents inaugural Youth Theater production of “Hamlet: Abridged” by William Shakespeare at 7 p.m. tonight and Saturday at the ProArts Playhouse in Azeka Place Makai in Kihei. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children 12 and under. For more information or to purchase tickets for any ProArts event, call 463-6550 or visit www.proartsmaui.com.

SATURDAY, MAY 19

HOLY GHOST FEAST IS FUN FAMILY TIME UPCOUNTRY

Holy Ghost Feast features food, fun, entertainment, live auctions, animal auction, Queen Meal, plants, farmers market, crafts and more from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., continuing 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday at Holy Ghost Church, 4300 Lower Kula Rd. in Kula. Admission is free. For more information, call 878-1091 or visit www.kulacatholiccommunity.org.

Laurelee Blanchard and Berney • Saturday at Barnes & Noble, courtesy Leilani Farm Sanctuary.

LEILANI FARM SANCTUARY FOUNDER SIGNS MEMOIR

Laurelee Blanchard, founder of Leilani Farm Sanctuary in Haiku, will sign her critically acclaimed memoir, “Finding Paradise: Leilani Farm Sanctuary of Maui” from 1 to 3 p.m. at Barnes & Noble in Kahului. Meet the author who undertook a unique journey from corporate America to creating a sanctuary for rescued farm animals. For more information, call 298-8544 or email info@leilanifarmsanctuary.org.

GOLF TOURNAMENT HELPS LAHAINA KIDS PLAY LINKS

LahainaTown Action Committee’s annual Golf Classic kicks off at 8 a.m. (registration at 7 a.m.) with a four-golfer scramble shotgun start at Royal Ka’anapali Golf Course. The $150 fee (Silver Tier) or $200 fee (Gold Tier) includes 18 holes, golf cart, awards luncheon and prizes for each team, plus other amenities and activities depending on your tier. Spectators are also invited. The tournament benefits Lahaina Junior Golf program. For more information, visit www.visitlahaina.com/event/6th-annual-golf-tournament.

MONDAY, MAY 21

COSMIC EXPLORER SERIES TALKS STORY ABOUT SPACE

Part of the Cosmic Explorer series, “Tales from the Laniakea Supercluster” is an out-of-this-world evening of talk-story and images from Dr. Joe Ritter and others from Institute for Astronomy beginning at 7:30 p.m. at McCoy Studio Theater at the MACC. Presented by Fuzz Box Productions, tickets are $20 (plus applicable fees). A limited number of boxed meals will be available for purchase beginning at 5:30 p.m. For tickets and information, visit www.mauiarts.org or call 242-7469.

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