Island Events

Maui Ocean Center celebrates 19 years; photo provided by MOC

Maui Ocean Center’s 19th Anniversary • Thursday and Sunday

CELEBRATE WITH MAUI OCEAN CENTER! Today: Maui Ocean Center presents “In the Wake of Giants” short film with guest speaker Ed Lyman at 6 p.m. in the Maui Ocean Center’s Open Ocean Exhibit. Doors will open at 5:45 p.m. Admission is free but seating is limited to the first 100 guests. Call ...

Festival-goers participating in painting; photo provided by Lynn Donovan of LahainaTown Action Committee.

Lahaina Whale & Ocean Arts Festival • Saturday and Sunday

SEE OVER 20 LOCAL ARTISTS, A VARIETY OF MUSIC AND MORE. The LahainaTown Action Committee presents the Lahaina Whale & Ocean Arts Festival from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at the Banyan Tree in Lahaina. Entertainment includes Haiku Hillbillys, Anthony Pfluke, Maui Jam, Uncle Lui ...

Saturday - A Taste of School Gardens at Hotel Wailea’s sunset lawn; photo by Mieko Photography

Island Events • March 2, 2017

TODAY, MARCH 2 SEAN DORSEY DANCE: THE MISSING GENERATION Sean Dorsey’s dance show gives voice to “The Missing Generation,” survivors of the early AIDS epidemic. The performance will begin at 7:30 p.m. in the Maui Arts & Cultural Center’s Castle Theater in Kahului. Tickets are ...

See Robi Kahakalau at the free Lahaina Music Series today; photo provided by Lahaina Restoration Foundation.

Island Events: February 23, 2017

TODAY, FEB. 23 SEE AFRICA’S LEADING STAR DOBET GNAHORE Ivory Coast vocalist and dancer Dobet Gnahore will perform at 7:30 p.m. in the Maui Arts & Cultural Center’s Castle Theater in Kahului. Tickets are $35 (plus applicable fees). For more information, visit www.mauiarts.org or call ...

Journey in concert Tuesday at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center; photo by Travis Shinn.

Journey • Tuesday

CLASSIC ROCKERS ON MAUI — SEE JOURNEY LIVE. One of the most popular American rock bands, Journey will be in concert at 7 p.m. in the MACC’s A&B Amphitheater. Tickets range from $65 to $149 (plus applicable fees). For more details, visit www.mauiarts.org or call 242-7469.

Uluwehi Guerrero • Today; The Maui News file photo.

Island Events: February 16, 2017

TODAY, FEB. 16 PICNIC FOR POKI WITH ULUWEHI GUERRERO Roselani Place and Ola Na Mele Productions invite you to a Picnic for Poki featuring Uluwehi Guerrero and Halau Hula Kauluokala at 11 a.m. at Queen Ka‘ahumanu Center in Kahului. DANCE PERFORMANCE BY AILEY II AND MORE Critically ...

Maui AIDS Foundation’s sixth Mardi Gras benefit; photo by Adi Ell-Ad of Adiwood Studios.

Mardi Gras Maui • Saturday

AN ECCENTRIC EVENING OF FUN, FOOD AND LAUGHS. Maui AIDS Foundation will host its sixth annual Mardi Gras fundraiser at Four Seasons Resort Maui in Wailea to benefit HIV services for Maui County. It features entertainment by Shea Derrick and Full Flavor Band, live and silent auctions and ...

Ukulele virtuoso Jake Shimabukuro, photo courtesy Maui Arts & Cultural Center.

Jake Shimabukuro • Saturday

UKULELE MEETS ORCHESTRA. Ukulele star Jake Shimabukuro will perform with members of the Maui Pops Orchestra at 7:30 p.m. in the Maui Arts & Cultural Center’s Castle Theater. Tickets range from $45 to $85 (plus applicable fees) and are available at the box office, by calling 242-7469 ...

Ukulele virtuoso Jake Shimabukuro, photo courtesy Maui Arts & Cultural Center.

Island Events: February 9, 2017

TODAY, FEB. 9 ‘THE WAY OF NATURAL TEXTILES’ BY IZUKURA See the works of textile artist Akihiko Izukura at Schaefer International Gallery at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center in Kahului through March 19. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays to Sundays, as well as ...

ArT=Mixx features live entertainment, photo courtesy Maui Arts & Cultural Center.

ART=MIXX: Metamorphosis • Saturday

TRANSFORM AT THE MACC. Experience a fusion of performing and visual arts from 7 to 11 p.m. at the MACC’s ArT=Mixx: Metamorphosis. The event’s theme focuses on the current exhibit, “Akihiko Izukura: The Way of Natural Textiles,” at the Schaefer International Gallery, a custom-designed ...

Musicians Jonathan Korth and Rachel Schutz perform today, photo courtesy MACC.

Island Events: February 2, 2017

TODAY, FEB. 2 WELCOME LUNAR NEW YEAR AT PIILANI VILLAGE Welcome the new year at 4 p.m. at Piilani Village Shopping Center in Kihei. See fireworks, and lion dancers by Ben Seng Au and his Shaolin Arts Academy from Oahu. For more details, call 870-8047 or email ...

Samoan operatic trio Sol3 Mio • Sunday; photo provided by MACC.

Island Events: January 26, 2017

TODAY, JAN. 26 FREE LAHAINA HAWAIIAN MUSIC SERIES CONCERT Listen to the band Koa at the Lahaina Restoration Foundation’s free monthly Hawaiian Music Series concert from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on the Baldwin Home Museum lawn. The group consists of Allen Koa, ‘Aiau Koa, Mark Vaught and Richard ...

Chinese New Year Festival at Maui Mall on Saturday; photo by Melanie N. Agrabante.

Chinese New Year Festival • Sunday

CELEBRATE THE YEAR OF THE ROOSTER. Celebrate the 18th annual Maui Chinese New Year Festival from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Maui Mall in Kahului. Lion dancers, firecrackers, arts and crafts, local produce, food booths, calligraphy, leather brush artistry and entertainment will delight. Festivities ...

Audience members enjoy an event at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center in Kahului. AUBREY HORD photo

Maui Arts & Cultural Center programs, events reach thousands

The Maui Arts & Cultural Center was the site for more than 1,500 events in 2016, fulfilling the nonprofit’s goal of providing a wide range of arts, culture and entertainment options for Maui County. More than 225,000 people entered the MACC’s gates to attend classes, seminars, ...

Black Arm Band presents “dirtsong” • Today; photo provided by MACC.

Island Events: January 19, 2017

TODAY, JAN. 19 HEAR HOLLIS LEE AT PICNIC FOR POKI Roselani Place and Ola Na Mele Productions invite you to a Picnic for Poki featuring Hollis Lee at 11 a.m. at the Historic Kaahumanu Church in Wailuku. Bring a lawn chair or mat. Fresh-baked cookies, coffee and water will be provided by ...

Listen to Broadway hits at the Maui Pops Orchestra concert Sunday; photo provided by MACC.

Maui Pops Orchestra • Sunday

BROADWAY HITS WITH MAUI POPS ORCHESTRA. Maui Pops Orchestra along with guest conductor Jason Howland and guest vocalists Doug LaBrecque and Christiane Noll present favorites from Broadway hits at 3 p.m. Sunday in the Maui Arts & Cultural Center’s Castle Theater in Kahului. ...

“Her Bodies of Stories” by Lyz Soto • Friday; photo provided by MACC.

Island Events: January 12, 2017

TODAY, JAN. 12 LEI‘OHU RYDER AND MAYDEEN ‘IAO CONCERT Lei‘ohu Ryder and Maydeen ‘Iao will perform at 7 p.m. at the Makawao Union Church. Tickets are $35 cash only at the door. All proceeds will benefit Aloha in Action. NA MO‘OLELO: HAWAIIAN CULTURAL PROGRAM Learn about the ...

New Shanghai Circus will perform Monday and Tuesday; photo provided by MACC.

New Shanghai Circus • Monday and Tuesday

SEE CHINA’S MOST DARING ACROBATS, JUGGLERS AND MORE. Catch the New Shanghai Circus at 4 and 7:30 p.m. Monday and at 4 and 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center’s Castle Theater in Kahului. Tickets range from $12 to $35 (plus applicable fees) and are available at the ...

Guitarists Frank Vignola (left) and Vinny Raniolo • Wednesday, photo courtesy Maui Arts & Cultural Center.

Island Events: January 5, 2017

TODAY, JAN. 5 VISIT MIS EXHIBIT AT THE VETERANS CENTER A visual exhibit titled “MIS: America’s Secret Weapon – Japanese Americans in the Military Intelligence Service in World War II” will be on display at the Nisei Veterans Memorial Center in Kahului from noon to 4 p.m. today, ...

Comedian Rita Rudner, photo courtesy the performer.

Rita Rudner • Saturday

LAUGH WITH LAS VEGAS QUEEN OF COMEDY Rita Rudner, whose act has become the longest-running solo comedy show in the history of Las Vegas, will perform at 7:30 p.m. in McCoy Studio Theater at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center in Kahului. Tickets are $40 and $65 (plus applicable fees) and ...