Pau Hana

Actress Sonya Balmores stars in “Kuleana,”  screening at 8 p.m. Friday at Celestial Cinema. -- Photo courtesy Maui Film Festival at Wailea

Starry Nights

Celestial Cinema screenings start Wednesday and Castle Theater to roll out Saturday “Toto, we’re not in Kansas anymore” is one of filmdom’s most memorable lines. It also epitomizes the colorful fantasy world of A-list movie stars, filmmakers and fans who land on Maui every ...

Swami Srila Prabhupada  (from left), with Pattie Boyd Harrison (the first wife of  Eric Clapton, not pictured) and George Harrison, the former Beatle. --  MFFW photo

In the Loop

“The Vedic scriptures gave a backbone to my life,” reports former Beatle George Harrison in the new documentary “Hare Krishna! . . . The Mantra, the Movement and the Swami Who Started It All.” The documentary will screen as part of the 2017 Maui Film Festival at 7 p.m. Sunday, June ...

“Ukumehame” oil on canvas by Macario Pascual -- Photo courtesy The Village Galleries

The Village Galleries holds benefit auction and artist showcase

The Village Galleries has two events going on this week that shouldn’t be missed. The Lahaina store will be holding a silent auction from the Sue Cooley Collection from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Friday at the Dickenson Street gallery. Proceeds from this benefit will help support The Lahainaluna ...

Take Dad to the Maui Ocean Center to enjoy the Maui Classic Cruiser’s Father’s Day   Classic Car Show. -- Photo courtesy MOC

Classic cars and Father’s Day make a perfect activity pairing

From 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. today, the Maui Ocean Center and Maui Classic Cruisers will host a Father’s Day Classic Car Show at the Maalaea aquarium. A fleet of vintage automobiles will thunder and rumble into the Maalaea parking lot. Two lanes fronting the aquarium will showcase some of the ...

Ahead of the Class

To have your class, workshop or presentation included in this free listing, email its title, instructor, location, dates, start/end times, cost and brief description to currents@mauinews.com. Due to the volume of submissions, items will be listed as close as possible to their start date; if a ...

Gentle and affectionate lady Gemma No. 9 would love to be your new cuddle buddy. -- RUBY HERNANDEZ photo

Pet of the Week

Are you looking for a laid-back love bug to come home to after a long day? Well then, you should meet me, Gemma, No. 9. I’m an easygoing 13-year-old spayed 8 pound female that’s looking for a place to call home after being found in Haiku on May 13. I’m not very demanding and really only ...

Maui Nei kumu Anuhea Yagi, Kalapana Kollars and Maile Keawe Bryan by Hahakea at Keka'a. -- J. Anthony Martinez photo

Introducing a new walking tour in Kaanapali

Whether you are a tourist or a resident, if you enjoy finding out about the history of a place, there is a tour company that is excited to share Hawaiian culture and lore with you. Maui Nei Native Expeditions in West Maui has started a new walking excursion called “Ka‘anapali History ...

Slack Key Marty (left) and his partner, Norliko, entertain at last year’s show. -- Photo courtesy of MACC

26th annual Ki Ho‘alu Slack Key Festival

Once again, The Maui News is the proud sponsor of one of Maui’s favorite events, the 26th annual Ki Ho‘alu Slack Key Festival, which returns to the Maui Arts & Cultural Center in Kahului from 1 to 7 p.m. June 25. Admission to this concert is free. Enjoy an afternoon of some of ...

Thank-You Letters

On behalf of the Giving Back Board of Directors and myself, we want to thank the Friends of Hawaii Charities, Inc. for their generous $5,000 grant to our Move With Balance® with Music program for senior citizens. Our program helps prevent falls and enhances brain function of elders age 55 to ...

Looking Back Through The Maui News

100 Years Ago 1917 — Many new cases of anthrax on Maui. Rapid spread of disease during week confirms belief in malicious character of its spread — fine horses miles from other cases die. 75 Years Ago 1942 — Maui’s businessmen, industries and housewives this week joined in the ...

Thrift Stores

The following is a listing of nonprofit organizations that sell an assortment of used and donated goods. For changes or new listings, call 242-6343. • Goodwill Retail Thrift Store, 250 Alamaha St., Ste. N-9, Kahului, 442-8989, Monday to Saturday, 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Sunday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. ...

Designer Koa Johnson’s eye-catching collection from last year’s MAMo show is modeled on the stage. He returns this year along with other Native Hawaiian clothing and jewelry designers. BEN FERRARI photo

Celebrating Hawaiian fashion design

Anyone who has spent time on Maui or in the Hawaiian Islands will notice the influence of Hawaiian culture and design in the clothing and jewelry worn by residents. Whether it is a kapa-styled print on an aloha shirt, a hibiscus or plumeria print on a dress, or monstera or fern leaves embossed ...

Camille Akana and flower bedecked horse in the 2015 Na Kamehameha Commemorative Pa‘u Parade & Ho‘olaule‘a in Lahaina.  Photo courtesy Daryl Fujiwara

June is festival month on Maui

Pau Parade & Hoolaulea in Lahaina Banyan Tree Park Hawaii’s former royal capitol, Lahaina Town, will be host to the Na Kamehameha Commemorative Pa‘u Parade & Ho‘olaule‘a beginning at 9 a.m to 5 p.m. Saturday and continuing June 18 in honor of King Kamehameha I and his ...

Ahead of the Class

To have your class, workshop or presentation included in this free listing, email its title, instructor, location, dates, start / end times, cost and brief description to currents@mauinews. com. Due to the volume of submissions, items will be listed as close as possible to their start date; if ...

Zaza No. 30 would love to be the trusty companion and independent lady for you. Ruby Hernandez photo

Pet of the Week

Do you need a trusty companion to keep the pests out of your barn or warehouse? Well, Zaza is my name and taking care of business is my game. I am a low-maintenance 2-year-old spayed female that really just wants a place to call home. In return I will take care of any creepy critters that may ...

Enjoy a scavenger hunt and art projects, glassblowing demonstrations and more at the Kaluanui Centennial Festival & Family Day. Photo courtesy the Hui No‘eau

Happy 100th birthday Kaluanui

Hui No‘eau Visual Arts Center in Makawao will be hosting its Kaluanui Centennial Festival & Family Day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. July 22. The free family friendly event is open to the public and will celebrate the 100 year anniversary of the Hui’s home, Kaluanui estate. The Hui will be ...

A call to Maui performers and performers-at-heart

Join the MACC’s arts education department in an artistic journey and let loose your creative side. Due to overwhelming popular demand, the summer performing arts program hosted at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center for students, known as “Cross Currents,” will now be available to ...

In a previous season of BBC’s “Doctor Who,” Karen Gillan (in red) stars with Alex Kingston and Matt Smith. -- Photo courtesy IMDB

Rising Star – Actress/director: Karen Gillan

Scottish beauty is ‘real deal’ with growing body of work on the big screen She certainly stands apart from the crowd. Tall and statuesque as a model, with shiny auburn tresses and an endearing Scottish accent, actress/director Karen Gillan also stands apart for her growing body of work on ...

Lovers of silky chocolate treats will gather on the Ocean Lawn of Four Seaons  Resort Maui in Wailea from 10 p.m. to midnight on June 23. --  MFFW photo

In the Loop

Take note that tickets for the Taste of Chocolate, which is a highlight of the Maui Film Festival at Wailea, are going quicker than chocolate liquor. The highly anticipated event will take place from 10 p.m. to midnight on Friday, June 23, on the Ocean Lawn of the Four Seasons Resort Maui ...

Katie Peterson is Hui No‘eau’s keiki teaching artist. -- Photo courtesy Hui No‘eau

Na Keiki No‘eau Program completes first semester

With support from the Atherton Family Foundation, Alexander & Baldwin, Inc. and private donors, Hui No‘eau Visual Arts Center is excited to announce successful completion of its first semester of a new program called Na Keiki No‘eau. Na Keiki No‘eau is a visual arts education ...