THURSDAY, October 14
KANIKAPILA FEATURES HULA HONEYS SHOW IN WEST MAUI
The Hula Honeys will perform a free concert during Kanikapila with Poki from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Baldwin Home Museum lawn in Lahaina. Presented by the Lahaina Restoration Foundation, the show will be hosted by Braddah Poki of KPOA. During the concert, the "Lei Ladies" of the Lahaina Honolua Senior Citizens Club will demonstrate their craft.. Visit www.lahainrestoration.org or call 661-3262 for more information.
Complexions dancers will expand the limits of contemporary ballet Friday at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center.
Sharen Bradford photo
The Hula Honeys — Ginger Johnson (left) and Robyn Kneubuhl — will offer a free concert today in Lahaina.
The Haiku Hillbillys will play at Barktoberfest on Saturday in Kaanapali.
Jack Grace photo
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 15
COMEDY HUI TO TAKE STAGE AT MACC'S MCCOY THEATER
Maui's favorite funny folks, The Comedy Hui, will perform at 7 p.m. Friday at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center's McCoy Studio Theater. The monthly island improv show features fast-paced games, wacky characters and a few musicals. Similar to TV's "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" -?each performance is unique because the audience co-creates the show along with the cast and live band. Tickets are $22; children 12 and younger are $11, plus applicable fees. For details, visit mauiarts.org.
'EMPEROR'S NEW CLOTHES' OPENS AT PROARTS IN KIHEI
Professional Artists of the Pacific's fractured fairy tale adaptation of "The Emperor's New Clothes" opens at 7:30 p.m. Friday at the ProArts Playhouse in Azeka Shopping Center, 1280 South Kihei Road in Kihei. Doug Kendrick directs the story of the vain emperor of Boondoggle who squanders his people's money for some swanky duds. Two sly swindlers and one brave emperial employee cook up a plan to reveal the truth. The show runs to Oct. 31. Tickets are $15 for reserved seats, and $10 for floor seating. For more information, visit www.proartspacific.com.
COMPLEXIONS BALLET SET FOR MACC CASTLE THEATER
Complexions contemporary ballet pushes the bounds of performance art with the dance troupe's unique fusion of methods, styles and cultures. The dancers will perform at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Maui Arts & Cultural Center's Castle Theater. Tickets are $12, $28 and $35, plus applicable fees. Founded in 1994 by two former Alvin Ailey members, Dwight Rhoden and Desmond Richardson, the performers have permeated the entertainment world of E!, PBS, VH1, Cirque de Soleil and the Joffrey Ballet. For details, visit www.mauiarts.org.
MAUI ONSTAGE'S 'ARSENIC & OLD LACE' AT IAO THEATER
Maui OnStage's "Arsenic & Old Lace" by Joseph Kesselring resumes its run at 7:30 p.m. at the Historic Iao Theater in Wailuku. The evergreen comic classic features a lethal pair of sisters and their dysfunctional family. For ticket prices and information, visit www.mauionstage.com or call 242-6969. (See review on Page 5.)
FRIDAY NIGHT FEVER WILL HEAT THINGS UP IN KAHULUI
Maui Beach Hotel will heat up with Friday Night Fever, an evening of '70s and '80s dance music, from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. in the Elleair Ballroom, 170 Kaahumanu Ave., Kahului. Cover charge is $5. For more information, call 877-0051.
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 16
TAIKO ENSEMBLE TO OFFER SHOWS IN KIHEI, LAHAINA
Kenny Endo, the artistic director of Taiko Center of the Pacific and leader of the Kenny Endo Taiko Ensemble, will lead the ensemble in two Maui performances at 10:30 a.m. at the Kihei Public Library, 35 Waimahaihai St., and at 3 p.m. at Lahaina Public Library, 680 Wharf St. In 1980, Endo studied several drumming styles during a decadelong creative odyssey in Japan. For more information, call the Kihei library at 875-6833 or the Lahaina library at 662-3950.
FOURTH ANNUAL S. MAUI CHILDREN & YOUTH FEST
The fourth annual South Maui Children & Youth Festival from 3 to 8 p.m. at Kenolio Recreation Complex in North Kihei will celebrate Maui's keiki and their families with a day of food, entertainment and activities. The free event includes performances by Kihei Youth Center's Chinese ribbon dancing group; Kaulike Pescaia; Kulewa; Maui Tae Kwon Do and Hapkido Center; Siasi Uesiliana Tau'ataina 'O Kihei Tongan Youth Group; and Pohaikealoha Hula Halau. Arts and crafts, games, informational booths and educational activities will be offered. Free prizes will go to keiki who complete the treasure hunt game, and the first 500 children will receive goodie bags. The event is organized by Sen. Roz Baker and the Kihei Youth Center. For more information, call Baker at 667-2225 or the center at 879-8698.
INAUGURAL BARKTOBERFEST IN W. MAUI TO BENEFIT MHS
The Maui Humane Society will hold its first Barktoberfest from 5 to 9 p.m. Saturday at the Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa in Kaanapali. Emceed by Shaggy, the inaugural event will feature live music by Hawaii's only oompah band, Lisa Owen & the Village Musicians; Paia's Haiku Hillbillys; and Jimmy Mac & the Kool Kats. Beer and gourmet German fare will be offered, along with a keiki tent, animal-related games, crafts and more. Advance ticket prices are $60 for adults, $30 for children (ages 5-12 years); Children 4 and younger are free. Sheraton special room rates are available. For more information or for tickets, visit www.Maui HumaneSociety. org or call 877-3680, ext. 34. Barktoberfest proceeds will benefit MHS.
MARTY DREAD WILL PLAY AT CD RELEASE PARTY IN HANA
Marty Dread will perform at a CD release party from 9 p.m. to closing for his "The Hits 2003-2010" at Hana Ranch Restaurant in East Maui. For more information, call the restaurant, 5031 Hana Highway, at 248-8255.
'ARSENIC & OLD LACE' SHOW AT IAO THEATER
Maui OnStage's "Arsenic & Old Lace" continues at 7:30 p.m. at the Historic Iao Theater in Wailuku. See Friday's listing.
'THE EMPEROR'S NEW CLOTHES' CONTINUES
Professional Artists of the Pacific's "The Emperor's New Clothes" continues at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the ProArts Playhouse in Azeka Shopping Center, 1280 South Kihei Road in Kihei. See Friday's listing.
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 17
ANNUAL MAUI UKULELE FESTIVAL AT THE MACC
There's no reason to miss a free afternoon with acclaimed ukulele musicians onstage. The Maui 'Ukulele Festival will be held from 1 to 6 p.m. at The Maui Arts & Cultural Center. For more information, see Maui Beat on Page 3 or visit www.mauiarts.org.
'THE EMPEROR'S NEW CLOTHES' AT PROARTS
Professional Artists of the Pacific's "The Emperor's New Clothes" continues at 1 and 4 p.m. at the ProArts Playhouse in Azeka Shopping Center, 1280 South Kihei Road in Kihei. See Friday's listing.
MATINEE SHOWING FOR 'ARSENIC & OLD LACE'
Maui OnStage's "Arsenic & Old Lace" continues with a performance at 3 p.m. at the Historic Iao Theater in Wailuku. See Friday's listing.