Island Events • June 21, 2018

Featured events this week

Zenshin Daiko • 19th annual Taiko Festival ~ Saturday at Castle Theater, photo courtesy the MACC.

THURSDAY, JUNE 21

ENJOY PICNIC FOR POKI AT LUNCHTIME IN WAILUKU

Roselani Place and Ola Na Mele Productions will feature Mele Fong and Richard Tom, “The Hawaiian Serenaders,” during the free Picnic For Poke concert beginning 11 a.m. at the Historic Kaahumanu Church in Wailuku. Roselani Place will provide fresh-baked cookies, coffee and water. Relax under the monkeypod tree. Bring a friend, a lawn chair or mat and lunch. For more information, call 871-7720.

FRIDAY, JUNE 22

HEAR POWER OF POETRY AT GREEN ROOM SERIES

2017 Ki Ho‘alu Festival • 27th annual Ki Ho‘alu Festival ~ Sunday at A&B Amphitheater, Ben Ferrari photo courtesy the MACC.

The Merwin Conservancy and the McCoy Studio Theater at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center welcome acclaimed poets and longtime friends, Naomi Shihab Nye and Cathy Song, who take the stage for an evening immersed in poetry as an “antidote” to the chaos in the world around us. For tickets and more information, call 242-7469, visit www.mauiarts.org or head to the MACC box office.

FOURTH FRIDAY TOWN PARTY IN KIHEI ROCKS

Come to the south shore of Maui for Kihei’s Fourth Friday Town Party from 6 to 9 p.m. at Azeka Shopping Center Mauka. Enjoy free entertainment, food booths and trucks, arts and crafts and plenty of great local shopping. Meet this year’s Rodeo court for the Makawao Rodeo. Entertainment by Kuaola and Ekolu, Keoni’s Hot Lava Dance Fit Zumba group and emcee Kathy Collins. Free parking at Azeka Makai, Kihei Plaza and St. Theresa Church. For more information, visit www.mauifridays.com.

SATURDAY, JUNE 23

TWO NEW PHOTO EXHIBITS AT SCHAEFER GALLERY

Opening today, two new photo exhibits will be running concurrently at the Schaefer International Gallery at the MACC through Aug. 18 – Ai Iwane: Island in My Mind, Fukushima and Melissa Ann Pinney: Girl Transcendent. Admission is free. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Sundays. For more information, call 242-7469 or visit www.mauiarts.org.

CLASSIC OKINAWAN DANCE/DRAMA EVENT

Join the Maui Okinawa Cultural Center at 688 Nukuwai Place, Wailuku, from 1 to 2 p.m. for “Shuri-style Kumiwudui: Continuing Legacy of Kin Ryosho Sensei.” This free lecture/demo is a rare opportunity to learn about the classical Okinawan dance/drama created during the days of the Ryukyu Kingdom. Presented by Cheryl Yoshie Nakasone Sensei, the artistic director of Jimpu Kai USA, Kin Ryosho Ryukyu Geino Kenkyusho, Hawaii Shibu; and her student, Wendy Tama-shiro. For more information, call 242-1560 or email mauiokinawankenjinkai@gmail.com.

ZENSHIN DAIKO’S 19TH ANNUAL TAIKO FESTIVAL

A highlight of June events on Maui is Zenshin Daiko’s annual taiko festival beginning at 7 p.m. in the Castle Theater. Opening is Stanford Taiko, one of the leading collegiate taiko groups in North America. Next up will be the 50 members of Zenshin Daiko, performing favorites and premiering original new works. Finally, enjoy a performance by special guest artist Kenny Endo from Honolulu. Tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for kids 12 years and younger. For tickets or information, visit the MACC box office, call 242-7469 or go online www.mauiarts.org.

SUNDAY, JUNE 24

FREE AFTERNOON SLACK KEY FESTIVAL AT MACC

Relax on the grassy lawn of the A&B Amphitheater & Yokouchi Pavilion at the MACC from 1 to 7 p.m. for one of Maui’s favorite family events — the 27th annual Ki Ho’alu Festival. Besides an afternoon of some of Hawaii’s best slack key artists, the festival features Hawaiian crafters, displays of made-in-Hawaii products and onolicious food from Maui eateries that include Three’s Bar & Grill, Maui Cones, Outrigger Pizza, Shaka Pops, 808 Mini Donuts and Real Fruit Ice Cream. For a full line-up of musicians, see Maui Beat on pages 3 and 4 of this issue. For more information, visit the MACC box office, call 242-7469 or go to www.mauiarts.org.

MONDAY, JUNE 25

CABARET NIGHT AT CAFE DEL VINO RESTAURANT

Spend an evening with dinner and cabaret show at Cafe del Vino on the upper level of Maalaea Harbor Shops. Open for dinner from 5 to 9 p.m. Seatings are at 5:30, 6 and 6:30 p.m. Show begins at 7 p.m. Cost is $70 and includes performance and four-course feast plus tax and tip. Call 868-0732 for reservations and more details.

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 27

EAST MEETS WEST DANCE AND MUSIC FESTIVAL

Beginning tonight and running through July 4, Jazz Maui’s 2018 East Meets West Festival features a series of concerts featuring renowned artists, community and student performers and hands-on music and dance workshops with visiting artists all designed to encourage cross-cultural collaborations in a variety of traditional and original styles. The festival kicks off with two classes at King Kekaulike High School’s Band Room. “Vocal Improv and Stage Technique Clinic with Ginai,” held from noon to 1:30 p.m., will offer an introduction to scat and developing improv skills along with performance tips and tricks. “Jazz Technique with Mike Lewis” from 2 to 4 p.m. is a workshop that will go where it needs to go covering sound, listening, storytelling, scales, sequencing, air support, jazz history and more. The classes are free, registration is required. For more information about the festival schedule or to register, call 283-3576.

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