THURSDAY, JANUARY 13
AKO TRIO TO PLAY A FREE W. MAUI SHOW
The Ako Trio will perform traditional Hawaiian music during a free concert from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Baldwin home lawn in Lahaina. Presented by the Lahaina Restoration Foundation, the show is part of its ongoing Hawaiian Music Series. Dr. Samuel Ako is gifted on instruments ranging from keyboards, upright and electric bass, ukulele, steel, acoustic and electric guitar, and has been a part of local groups such as the Cazimeros, Genoa Keawe, Paradise Serenaders and the Royal Lahaina Luau band. Ako's sons, Preston and John, will also perform. For details, call 661-3262 or visit www.lahainarestoration.org.
Samuel Ako of Ako Trio
LOL@MACC FEATURES COMIC MELINDA HILL
LOL@MACC's featured performer Melinda Hill, a L.A.-based comedian, actress and writer who has taken her act all over the world, is sure to get laughs during her show at 7:30 p.m. at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center's McCoy Studio Theater. For details, see Backstage on Page 4.
'THE FANTASTICKS' TO TAKE STAGE IN KIHEI
"The Fantasticks" will take the stage at 7:30 p.m. at ProArts Playhouse in Kihei. Tickets are $25 for adults and $20 for kids 12 and under. ProArts is located at 1280 S. Kihei Road, Kihei. For details, call 463-6520 or visit www.proartspacific.com.
FRIDAY, JANUARY 14
PAULA FUGA, MIKE LOVE AT STELLA'S
Stella Blues Supper Club will feature Paula Fuga with guitarist Mike Love and percussionist Sam Ites. Four-course dinner, which starts at 6 p.m., and show for $60; show-only is $30 and seating starts at 7:15 p.m. Stella Blues is located at 1215 S. Kihei Road, Kihei. For details, see Maui Beat on Page 5.
FEATURED FILM AT HALEAKALA WALDORF
"The Most Excellent Dying of Theodore Jack Heckelman," a film by Nancy Jewel Poer, will screen at 6:30 p.m. at Haleakala Waldorf School's Christopher Hall in Kula. Admission is $10. The film is part of a fundraiser organized by the school's 6th grade class. RSVP recommended. For details, call 283-3816 or e-mail fish.virginia @gmail.com.
'BIG FUN AT THE OASIS' TO TAKE MACC STAGE
The "Big Fun at The Oasis" island tour, featuring Maria Muldaur, Dan Hicks and Hot Tuna's Jorma Kaukonen, will play at 7:30 p.m. at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center's Castle Theater. Tickets are $45, $50 and $55 plus applicable fees, available from the MACC box office, 242-7469 or www.mauiarts.org. For details, see Maui Beat on Page 3.
'THE FANTASTICKS' AT PROARTS PLAYHOUSE
"The Fantasticks" will perform at the ProArts Playhouse at 7:30 p.m. See Thursday's listing.
'GREAT KAUA'I TRAIN ROBBERY' AT MCCOY
"The Great Kaua'i Train Robbery" will take the stage at MACC's McCoy Studio Theater at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $22. Call 242-7469 or visit MauiArts.org. for tickets. For details, see Backstage on Page 4.
SATURDAY, JANUARY 15
WINE, WOMEN & SHOES IN WAILEA
The second annual Wine, Women & Shoes benefit for Imua Family Services will kick off from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Four Seasons Resort Maui in Wailea. Grab your sole sisters and head to the benefit, which includes a lively fashion show featuring many of Maui's philanthropic women, wine, food, a live and silent auction, and the "Sip-n-Shop" boutique, where guests will have the opportunity to preview the season's hottest shoes and accessories. Tickets are $95 for general admission (men are invited, too). For details, contact Priscilla Veilleux at 244-7467, ext. 222, or pveilleux@imuafamily
'TALKING HAWAII'S STORY' AT LIBRARY
"Talking Hawaii's Story: Oral Histories of an Island People," a free presentation of this recently published book, will be offered at 3 p.m. at Kihei Public Library. Michi Kodama-Nishimoto and Warren S. Nishimoto, editors of the book, will present a brief overview and introduce two narratives from the anthology that will be read by actors. A question-and-answer "talk story" session will follow the readings. For details, call the library at 875-6833.
FREE CONCERT WITH JAMES 'KIMO' NEVIUS
James "Kimo" Nevius will perform a free concert from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Local Mocha Cafe, 81 Makawao Ave., Pukalani. The artist plays a unique brand of hapa-haole music, one part traditional folk and Americana, one part Hawaiian. For details, call 573-2859.
FILM FOR FUNDRAISER AT WALDORF SCHOOL
Screening of "The Most Excellent Dying of Theodore Jack Heckelman," a film by Nancy Jewel Poer, starts at 6:30 p.m. at Haleakala Waldorf School's Christopher Hall. Admission is $10. See Friday's listing.
CECILIO & KAPONO TO PLAY WITH MAUI POPS
Island legends Cecilio & Kapono will collaborate for the first time with Maui Pops Orchestra at 7:30 p.m. at the MACC's Castle Theater. Tickets are $55, $45, $35 and $12 plus applicable fees, available from the MACC box office, 242-7469 or www.mauiarts.org. For details, see Maui Beat on Page 5.
'GREAT KAUA'I TRAIN ROBBERY' AT MCCOY
"The Great Kaua'i Train Robbery" will perform at the McCoy Studio Theater at 7:30 p.m. See Friday's listing.
'FANTASTICKS' TO TAKE THE STAGE
ProArts' "The Fantasticks," the longest-running musical of all time, will play at the ProArts Playhouse in Kihei. Show starts at 7:30 p.m. See Thursday's listing.
GROOVE TO '70S AND '80S AT MAUI BEACH
The groove is gonna getchya if you head to Old School Night at Maui Beach Hotel's Elleair Ranbow Ballroom tonight. The central dance party, from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m., will be spinning sounds from the '70s and '80s. And you can be sure that many will be getting down on the dance floor. Cover is $5. The hotel is at 170 Kaahumanu Ave., Kahului. For details, call 877-0051.
ANESTHESIA CONCERT SET FOR SOUTH SIDE
Stella Blues Late Night presents Anesthesia with guests Entity Awakened, Owaila and Order of the White Rose. Cover is $12. For details, call 874-3779 or visit www.stellablues.com.
SUNDAY, JANUARY 16
HERITAGE FILM 'MANA I KA LEO' AT THE MACC
Part of the Heritage Film Festival series, "Mana I Ka Leo" captures how chanters feel about their relationship with their gods, their family and their environment. Screening starts at 3 p.m. Sunday at MACC's McCoy Studio Theater. For details, see Movies column.
PROARTS PLAY WILL CONTINUE IN S. MAUI
"The Fantasticks," the longest-running musical of all time, will take the stage at 2 p.m. at the ProArts Playhouse in Kihei. Show starts at 2 p.m. Saturday. See Thursday's listing.
MONDAY, JANUARY 17
DRUMMING, POETRY TO CELEBRATE MLK JR.
The African Americans on Maui nonprofit will observe Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday with a celebration starting at 9 a.m. Monday in Wailuku. The event will include a ceremony at the Stone of Hope monument, 200 High St., then a march to the Wailuku Coffee Co., 26 N. Market St., for African drumming, dancing, readings of excerpts from two of his speeches, poetry readings and music by DJ Steve. For more information, call 870-6705 or 495-0259.
WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 19
'NEW SENSE-SATIONAL SHOW' IN WAILUKU
The only Maui showing of "The New Sense-sational Show," a reprise of a popular stage production created for preschool-age children presented by The Honolulu Theatre for Youth, will start at 2 p.m. at Wailuku Public Library. The show, recommended for ages 2 to 5, is a fun, comedic adventure, complete with puppetry and music. Follow actors Moses Goods and Maile Holck as they smell, taste, touch, listen and see how to make sense of the senses. All children must be accompanied by a parent or caregiver. For details, visit www.librarieshawaii.org.