Island Events • January 10, 2019

Featured events this week

“Smallfoot” movie poster • Friday at MACC; courtesy www.imdb.com.

THURSDAY, JAN. 10

‘THE ESSENCE’ OF SURFING, MACC’S CASTLE THEATER

Catch the celebratory surfing film, “The Essence,” by Bud Browne — father of the surf-film genre — at 7 p.m. in Castle Theater at Maui Arts & Cultural Center in Kahului. The film showcases more than 50 of the sport’s greatest legends. Following the screening, contemporary surfers talk story about their career influences and ambitions. Tickets are $12 and available at the box office, by calling 242-7469 or online at www.mauiarts.org.

SEE VIDEO, TALK STORY WITH VIEWPOINT ARTISTS

Talk with a half dozen artists including George Allan, Cudra Clover and others and their artistic partners during the“Reaching-Out” video presentation featuring collaborative works at 6 p.m. at Viewpoints Gallery in Makawao. RSVP to 572-5979.

“It’s Only A Play” cast members Logan Heller (from left), Elisha Cullins, David Belew, Sharleen Lagatutta and Vinnie Linares • Opens Friday at Kihei; JACK GRACE photo.

FRIDAY, JAN. 11

STARRY NIGHT CINEMA SCREENS ‘SMALLFOOT’

Bring low-back beach chairs and blankets and spread out on the lawn for a screening of “Smallfoot” beginning at 6:30 p.m. at A&B Amphitheater at the MACC. Gates open at 5 p.m., so come early and enjoy preshow entertainment, prize giveaway and a keiki art activity. Purchase food and drinks from local food trucks. Free admission on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information, call 242-7469 or visit www.mauiarts.org.

‘IT’S ONLY A PLAY’ OPENS AS PRODUCER AWAITS REVIEW

ProArts “It’s Only A Play” — a glimpse into the angst experienced by theater folk — hits the stage at 7:30 p.m. at ProArts Playhouse in Azeka Place Makai in Kihei. The story revolves around a well-to-do first-time Broadway producer who throws an opening-night party at which guests nervously anticipate reviews. Additional performances are at 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday through Jan. 27. Tickets are $26. For tickets and more information, call 463-6550 or visit www.proartsmaui.com.

Blayne Asing • Saturday at Castle Theater, MACC; courtesy the MACC.

ENDLESS WINTER BLOCK PARTY IN LAHAINA TOWN

Lahaina Second Friday Town Party takes place from 5 to 9 p.m. on Front Street between Papalaua Street to Lahainaluna Road and features vendor booths, arts and crafts, keiki activities, Lahaina merchants and entertainment. Highlights include performances by Maui Jam, Kuikawa and jazz soloist Gary Larson, book signings with authors from Maui Writers Ink and more. Admission is free. For more information, visit www.mauifridays.com.

SATURDAY, JAN. 12

FAMILY DAY AT SCHAEFER GALLERY IS CREATIVE FUN

Bring your keiki and kupuna to see the “Surfing Hawai’i” exhibit from 10 a.m. to noon at Schaefer International Gallery at the MACC and engage the family in hands-on art making during Observe & Play Family Day. Admission is free. For more information, call 243-4288 or visit www.mauiarts.org/exhibition-information.php.

GET YOUR FILL OF TASTY FOODS AT MOKK BAZAAR

Maui Okinawan Kenjin Kai will hold a food bazaar featuring andagi, nantu, pig’s feet soup, chow fun and more from noon to 3 p.m. at the Maui Okinawan Cultural Center in Wailuku. Presold tickets for soup and chow fun will be honored from noon to 2 p.m. For more information, call 242-1560.

BIG BAD VOODOO DADDY OFFERS SERIOUS SWING

Fusing classic American sounds of jazz, swing and Dixieland performed with contemporary verve, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy promises a high-energy performance and raging dance floor beginning at 7:30 p.m. at the MACC’s Castle Theater. Tickets are $15, $45, $55 and $85, plus applicable fees. For tickets and more information, call 242-7469, head to the box office or visit www.mauiarts.org.

VERSATILE BLAYNE ASING BLENDS MUSICAL GENRES

Catch Na Hoku Hanohano Award-winner for Most Promising Artist Blayne Asing perform his unique blend of music influenced by country, folk, Hawaiian and island-style sounds at 7:30 p.m. in McCoy Studio Theater at the MACC. Tickets are $30, plus applicable fees. For tickets and more information, call 242-7469, head to the box office or visit www.mauiarts.org.

SUNDAY, JAN. 13

CELEBRATE ANNIVERSARY OF MISSILE ALERT MISHAP

Remember last year’s erroneous missile alert with an evening of music, special guests, gratitude and more from 6 to 11 p.m. at Makawao Union Church Hall. Presented by Bodhi Be and The Death Store, the Missle Alert Anniversary event benefits the Doorway Into Light organization and features Marimba Komborera, DJ Ged, Village Pulse Drum & Dance Ensemble, special appearance by Ram Dass and more. Advance tickets are $25 (available at www.eventbrite.com) or $30 at the door. Kids 12 years of age and younger admitted free. For more information, call 283-5950.

SYMPOSIUM FOR ARTISTS STRIVING FOR SUCCESS

If you’re an artist looking at the best way to market your creative wares, Art Maui Symposium 2019 provides tools and resources to help show your art with intention, confidence and success. This informative opportunity takes place from 2 to 4 p.m. in the Alexa Higashi Meeting Room on the MACC campus. Visit www.artmaui.com to register and for additional information on this kick-off event for Art Maui.

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