Island Events • June 14, 2018

Featured events this week

Movie poster “Happy Birthday Toby Simpson,” Maui Film Festival ~ Today through Sunday, courtesy Maui Film Festival.

THURSDAY, JUNE 14

EXPLORE CULTURES, ERAS AND WORLDS AT FILM FEST

From surf culture and teenage angst to the wild savannahs of Africa and the feral thrust of the world’s mountains, the Maui Film Festival takes you off island without ever boarding a boat or a plane. Catch individual films or purchase passes for access to multiple screenings and events today through Sunday at Wailea resorts and Castle Theater at Maui Arts & Cultural Center in Kahului. For more on Maui Film Festival, see Page 7 of this issue. For information or to purchase tickets or passes, visit www.mauifilmfest.com.

FRIDAY, JUNE 15

CELEBRATE JUNETEENTH WITH SYLVIA ST. JAMES

Sylvia St. James, Friday ~ McCoy Studio Theater, courtesy the MACC.

Magnetic singer and recording artist, Sylvia St. James, headlines the Juneteenth Celebration concert at 7:30 p.m. at the McCoy Studio Theater at the MACC. Local favorite Kelly Covington opens the spirited show, sponsored by the African Americans on Maui Association, featuring contemporary gospel, blues and jazz recognizing Juneteenth and the historical abolishment of slavery. For tickets and more information, call 242-7469, visit www.mauiarts.org or head to the MACC box office.

DUO DIORAMA PRESENTS ECLECTIC MUSIC CONCERT

The husband-and-wife team of Winston Choi on piano and Minghuan Xu on violin brings to the stage an innovative approach to music by 20th- and 21st-century composers at 7:30 p.m. at Makawao Union Church, 1445 Baldwin Ave. Come early for a pre-concert discussion at 6:30 p.m. Admission is free. For more information, call 876-1854 or visit www.ebbandflowarts.com.

COWBOY (OR COWGIRL) UP AT MAKAWAO TOWN PARTY

Dust off your boots and head to Makawao’s “Rodeo Kick-Off” Third Friday Town Party from 6 to 9 p.m. Enjoy ono eats, vendor booths, arts and crafts, Upcountry merchants and Komoda Keiki Zone. Music and entertainment includes The Haiku Hillbillys, Jamy Woodbury, Pearl Rose and Josh on acoustic guitar, plus Maui Roping Club and magician Timothy Wenk. Admission is free. For more information, visit www.mauifridays.com.

Haiku Hillbillys, Friday ~ Makawao Town Party, courtesy the artists.

SATURDAY, JUNE 16

HIT THE LINKS AND HELP STUDENTS AND SCHOOLS

The second annual Holy Ghost Golf Tournament tees off at 7 a.m. at Pukalani Country Club, located at 360 Pukalani Street, to benefit Catholic school charities and the Holy Ghost Feast Queen scholarship. Activities and contests include long distance hole, closest to the pin, hole in one and mulligans, plus food, prizes and lots of fun. For more information, call 878-1261 or (925) 819-2727.

MONDAY, JUNE 18

BASKETBALL CAMP NETS SKILLS FOR HOOPSTERS

If your keiki is interested in hoops and dreams of being a pure shooter, playmaker or high flyer who’s never nailed to the bench, consider enrolling him, her or them in BasketballMAUI Kids Camp from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. today through June 22 at War Memorial Gymnasium. Master coaches and former and current college players will challenge your future superstars and make them the best they can be. For more information, availability and rates, email info@basketballmaui.com or visit www.basketballmaui.com.

TUESDAY, JUNE 19

GET YOUR ART ON WHILE SIPPING A FROSTY BREW

Drink great beer and unleash your creativity at an art party from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at Maui Brewing Company in Kihei. No formal (or informal) art training necessary — just playful desire and the ability to wield a paintbrush. Cost is $39, which covers all supplies and special happy hour pricing all night long. For more information, call 419-6020 or visit www.islandartparty.com.

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