Island Events • June 28, 2018

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“Maui Aloha” • 'Summer Fair' Art Show, Friday in Lahaina. Acrylic by Deybra Fair, courtesy Village Galleriens in Lahaina

THURSDAY, JUNE 28

EXPLORE ‘A LIFE IN MUSIC’ WITH RENOWNED ARTIST

Notable guitarist Lee Eisenstein discusses his life in music and performs various songs in “A Life in Music” presentation at 6:30 p.m. at Wailuku Public Library. Admission is free. For more information, visit www.librarieshawaii.org/event/life-in-music-wailuku.

FRIDAY, JUNE 29

LOCAL ARTIST CELEBRATES THE WHIMSY OF MAUI LIFE

Scene from Lanai Fifth Friday Town Party • Friday at Dole Park near Lanai City, courtesy Lanai Chamber of Commerce.

Creative and imaginative, artist Deybra Fair presents her playful work illustrating the whimsical side of life on Maui at an artist reception from 6 to 9 p.m. at Village Galleries in Lahaina. For more information, visit www.villagegalleriesmaui.com or call 661-4402.

HEAR HOT BLUES, JAZZ AT EAST MEETS WEST FEST

Jazz Maui’s 2018 East Meets West Festival presents “Best of Blue Note Tribute,” a series of concerts at 6 p.m today and Saturday at the King Kekaulike Performing Arts Center in Pukalani. There will also be a selection of numbers with the King Kekaulike High School’s Na Ali’i Big Band and the Chop Suey Jazz Orchestra. Tonight’s event includes a series of cultural dance performances led by Bay Area-based guest choreographer/musician Sammay Dizon. Pre-show concert featuring the June Skies Combo and Tanama Colibri begins at 4 p.m. Ticket prices for festival performances are $15. To purchase tickets, visit jazzmaui.org. For more information, call 283-3576.

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 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the heart of Lanai City near Dole Park. Enjoy more than 25 vendors and participants, including food booths and restaurants serving up local favorites, as well as several music and entertainment venues. For more information, visit www.fifthfridaylanai.com.

Classical guitarist Scott Tennant • Tuesday in Makawao, Jiro Schneider photo.

SATURDAY, JUNE 30

MAKE IT A FAMILY DAY FULL OF ART, CULTURE

Spend the day with your entire ohana enjoying art, music, food and fun from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Hui No’eau Visual Arts Center in Makawao. The Hui’s Family Day is open to the public and admission is free. The event also announces the opening of Hui’s Wahi Pana Auwahi Exhibition in collaboration with the Auwahi Forest Restoration Project and Hui’s Artist in Residence, Mazatl. For more information, visit www.huinoeau.com.

PHOTOGRAPHERS SHARE THEIR CRAFT, TECHNIQUES

Photographer Melissa Ann Pinney discusses her techniques in shooting portraiture from 2 to 3 p.m., followed by photo-documentarian Ai Iwane from 3 to 4 p.m., who addresses project development including her work on Hawaii’s Japanese immigrant communities. Catch one or both at Shaefer International Gallery at Maui Arts & Cultural Center in Kahului. To register for either, email shannon@mauiarts.org.

HEAR HARMONY PRESENT IN ‘A FOUNDATION OF LOVE’

Kumu hula Karl Veto Baker and Michael Lanakila Casupang and Halau I Ka Wekiu present “A Foundation of Love” concert at 7 p.m. Saturday at the MACC’s Castle Theater. Tickets are $10, $25 and $35 (plus applicable fees). For tickets and information, visit the box office, call 242-7469 or go online to www.mauiarts.org.

VIEW ‘THE DARK HOBBY’ DOCUMENTARY AT MACC

A work-in-progress reef documentary, “The Dark Hobby” screens at 7 p.m. at McCoy Studio Theater at the MACC. The film presents the pros and cons from both sides of aquarium extraction controversy: commercial vs. conservation. Event includes a 30-minute film sample of “Dragon Walk: On Reef Recovery & Political Wil.” Tickets are $20 (plus applicable fees). For tickets and information, visit the box office, call 242-7469 or go online to www.mauiarts.org.

TUESDAY, JULY 3

CATCH PUBLIC CLASSICAL GUITAR CONCERT IN PAIA

Classical guitar virtuoso Benjamin Verdery celebrates his 19th annual master guitar class with a public concert featuring Verdery, Los Angeles Guitar Quartet’s Scott Tennant, Oahu-based guitarists Jeff Peterson and Ian O’Sullivan, and Celtic music guitarist William Coulter at 7 p.m. at Makawao Union Church, 1445 Baldwin Ave in Paia. Donations at the door for the Boys & Girls Club of Maui are gratefully accepted. For more information, visit www.benverderymauiclass.com.

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