Island Events

Island Events • April 26, 2018

THURSDAY, APRIL 26 CATCH ‘PEANUTS’ ANTICS AT PROARTS PLAYHOUSE ProArts Playhouse continues “You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown” at 7:30 p.m. with additional performances at 7:30 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays, 3 p.m. Sundays through May 13 at the ProArts Playhouse in Kihei. Tickets ...

Dine Out for Pets • Monday ~ Island-Wide

EAT AN ONO MEAL, HELP MAUI’S HOMELESS ANIMALS. Maui Humane Society is celebrating National Adopt-a-Shelter-Pet Day with its first Dine Out for Pets. Participating restaurants — from Down The Hatch and The Dirty Monkey in Lahaina and Upcountry’s Kula Bistro and Casanova to Charley’s ...

Island Events • April 19, 2018

THURSDAY, APRIL 19 ARTIST 2 ARTIST RETURNS WITH KAPONO, SANTOS Multiple Na Hoku Award-winner Henry Kapono takes the stage with Hawaiian singer-songwriter Jerry Santos at 7:30 p.m. in McCoy Studio Theater at Maui Arts & Cultural Center in Kahului as part of the Artist 2 Artist concert ...

World Penguin Day Celebration • Wednesday • Hyatt Regency Maui

AFRICAN BLACK-FOOTED PENGUINS SUIT UP FOR WORLD PENGUIN DAY. Hyatt Regency Maui Resort and Spa — the state’s only resort with an on-site penguin habitat — celebrates World Penguin Day at the resort in Kaanapali with a special feeding at 9:30 a.m. of seven crazy-cute African black-footed ...

Island Events • April 12, 2018

FRIDAY, APRIL 13 FUN CARNIVAL VIBES AT SACRED HEARTS BAZAAR Enjoy two days of shopping, eating, playing, cuddling, bouncing and fun at the 46th Annual Sacred Hearts School Bazaar from 4 to 10 p.m. today and Saturday on the school campus in Lahaina. Activties include laser tag, carnival ...

Vieux Farka Toure • Tonight • MACC

CATCH THE “HENDRIX OF THE SAHARA” IN CONCERT. Virtuoso African guitarist Vieux Farka Toure makes his Maui debut at 7:30 p.m. in the Castle Theater at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center in Kahului. The son of legendary Malian guitar player Ali Farka Toure, who was known as “godfather of ...

Island Events • April 5, 2018

TODAY, APRIL 5 POP A CORK AT CLIFF HOUSE POP-UP BAR Love great Champagne? Check out Champagne Hale Veuve Clicquot pop-up bar and lounge today through April 8 from 4 to 8 p.m. at Cliff House at Montage Kapalua Bay. Enjoy a variety of Champagnes perfectly paired with seasonal bites. No ...

Chinese Kite Festival • Friday & Saturday • Lahaina

CELEBRATE THE WONDERFUL WORLD OF KITES DURING NATIONAL KITE MONTH. Kite lovers, don’t miss two days of family-friendly fun wrapped around the joys of kiting. On Friday, view kites from around the world, find kites to purchase, and see presentations on Chinese kites and East Indian ...

Island Events • March 29, 2018

TODAY, MARCH 29 HAIME MEYER, OTHERS IN FREE CONCERT IN LAHAINA Popular island musicians Haime Meyer, Wilson Kanaka‘ole and Brian Haia perform outdoors from 6 to 7:30 p.m. as part of Lahaina Restoration Foundation’s free monthly Hawaiian music series. Limited seating on the lawn; ...

Must See: Hawaiian singer Kuana Torres Kahele

KUANA TORRES KAHELE’S FALSETTO INVOKES THE SPIRIT OF HAWAIIAN MUSIC. With his multi-Hoku Award-winning band Na Palapalai, Kuana Torres Kahele helped revitalize traditional Hawaiian music. A former student of famed Hilo kumu hula, Johnny Lum Ho, Kahele has been acclaimed for his original ...

Island Events • March 22, 2018

TODAY, MARCH 22 LOCAL PHOTOJOURNALIST SHARES ACHIEVEMENTS Longtime photojournalist for The Maui News Matthew Thayer presents highlights of his career, including his coverage of the “miracle landing” of Aloha Flight 243, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Akaku Upstairs Salon at 333 Dairy Road in ...

‘Star Dust: A Ballet Tribute to David Bowie’

ZIGGY-STARDUST CHANNELING, GLAM ROCK AND DAREDEVIL DANCING: That’s some of what you can expect in Complexions Contemporary Ballet’s highly athletic presentation of “Star Dust: A Ballet Tribute to David Bowie” at 7:30 p.m. in the Castle Theater at Maui Arts & Cultural Center in ...

Island Events • March 15, 2018

TODAY, MARCH 15 PICNIC FOR POKI LIGHTS UP WITH BAND CANE FIRE Roselani Place and Ola Na Mele Producations present local musical group Cane Fire during Picnic for Poki at 11 a.m. at Roselani Place, 88 S. Papa Ave. in Kahului. Enjoy fresh baked cookies and coffee provided by Roselani Place. ...

The Super American Circus

COMIC DAREDEVIL BELLO NOCK HEADLINES A WILD, FAMILY-FUN CIRCUS EXPERIENCE. Catch entertaining and unforgettable acts as The Super American Circus stops at War Memorial Stadium in Wailuku for three days of family-friendly fun. Enjoy comedy and thrilling human performances, including a motorcycle ...

Island Events • March 8, 2018

TODAY, MARCH 8 SEE FILM ABOUT TIBETAN PATH TOWARD HAPPINESS Psychologist and veteran documentary filmmaker Tom Vendetti screens “Tibetan Illusion Destroyer” — a film about an ancient Tibetan ceremony that creates awareness of the illusions responsible for human suffering — and later ...

Must See: ‘Taste of School Gardens’

CHEFS CREATE GOURMET CUISINE USING SCHOOL-GARDEN INGREDIENTS. World-class local chefs will prepare gourmet cuisine inspired by school-garden grown ingredients during “Taste of School Gardens” from 5 to 8:30 p.m. at Maui Tropical Plantation at 1670 Honoapiilani Highway in Waikapu. The ...

Island Events • March 1, 2018

TODAY, MARCH 1 THE REAL STORY BEHIND HIROSHIMA’S NUKE BLAST Writer, teacher and peace activist Melinda Clarke presents her journey of discovery regarding the atomic blast in Hiroshima from 6 to 8 p.m. at Akaku Upstairs Salon (333 Dairy Road) in Kahului. The presentation will include her ...

Must See: ‘Masters of the Currents’

PLAY MELDS REAL-LIFE STORIES OF MICRONESIAN REFUGEES IN HAWAII. “Masters of the Currents” by Leilani Chan and Ova Saopeng tells the harrowing stories of Micronesians who fled their island nations due to environmental and economic pressures and the hope for a better life at 7:30 p.m. ...

Island Events • February 22, 2018

TODAY, FEB. 22 EXPLORE ISSUES FACING MAUI MOM & POP SHOPS Maui Business Brainstormers and Akaku Upstairs will address the varied aspects and issues of Maui-based small businesses from 6 to 8 p.m., with pupu and mingling kicking off at 5:30 p.m. at Akaku Upstairs Salon (333 Dairy Road) ...

Must See: Ananya Dance Theatre

CONTEMPORARY DANCE PROGRAM WITH GUEST APPEARANCE BY NAPUA GREIG. Acclaimed contemporary Indian dance company Ananya Dance Theatre presents “Shyamali: Sprouting Words,” with a special guest appearance by Napua Greig, at 7:30 p.m. in Castle Theater at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center in ...