THURSDAY, JANUARY 20
FREE ISRAELI FOLK DANCING IN PUKALANI
Get in on the unique sounds of Middle Eastern music with free weekly Israeli folk dancing from 6 to 8 p.m. at Grace Church in Pukalani. Each session starts with classic, simple dances and progresses to more contemporary ones. All ages and levels are welcome. For more information, call 280-1051.
Ledward Kaapana | Slack Key Masters
Kelly Covington | Japengo
Roger McKinley | Mulligan's on the Blue
SLACK KEY MASTERS: KAHUMOKU, KAAPANA
The new monthly Slack Key Masters with Grammy Award-winner George Kahumoku Jr. will feature Ledward Kaapana at 7:30 p.m. at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center's McCoy Studio Theater. Kaapana is known as the Hawaiian "grand master" of stringed instruments, particularly slack key guitar. His baritone and leo ki'e ki'e (falsetto) voice have made him a musical legend and a favorite of audiences near and far. Tickets are $25 (standard) and $45 (VIP with artist talk-story session), plus applicable fees. For more information, visit www.slackkey.com.
FRIDAY, JANUARY 21
ERIC GILLIOM, BARRY FLANAGAN AT STELLA
Head to the south side for a night of song, story, hula and good food. Stella's Supper Club will feature acclaimed island musicians Eric Gilliom of The Island Rumours Band and Barry Flanagan of Hapa. Four-course dinner and show is $60, with seating at 6 p.m.; show only is $30, with seating at 7:15 p.m. Reservations required. For details, call Stella Blues at 874-379 or visit www.stellablues.com.
'THE FANTASTICKS' CONTINUES IN KIHEI
"The Fantasticks" continues with a performance at 7:30 p.m. Friday at the ProArts Playhouse in Kihei. Tickets are $25 for adults and $20 for kids 12 and younger. For details, see Backstage on Page 5.
SATURDAY, JANUARY 22
FREE SINGALONG OF SCOTTISH SONGS
The Sacred Garden of Maliko below Makawao will host a free "Pre-Robert Burns Birthday Singalong" from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Saturday. Live highland pipe music will be offered. Bring songbook "Rise Up Singing," or books and songsheets will be provided. For directions and more information, call the garden at 573-7700 or e-mail LSARNER@maui.net.
LIVE JAZZ, FOOD AND MORE AT JAPENGO
Treat the senses to live jazz, great food and more during the grand opening of Japengo from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday at the Hyatt Regency Maui Resort and Spa. The grand opening celebration of the new restaurant and sushi lounge will feature music by Braddah Keoki Ruiz & friends, along with special guests David Choy on saxophone and Kelly Covington on vocals. Food and beverage sampling, a silent auction and raffle prizes will be offered through the night. Tickets are $95 per person and include two drink tickets. A portion of proceeds will benefit the Visitor Industry Charity Walk. For details, call the resort at 667-4727.
ISLE MUSICIANS AT S. MAUI'S STELLA BLUES
Stella's Supper Club will feature Eric Gilliom of The Island Rumours Band and Barry Flanagan of Hapa on Saturday. Four-course dinner and show is $60, with seating at 6 p.m.; show only is $30, with seating at 7:15 p.m. See Friday's listing.
PROARTS' SHOWING 'THE FANTASTICKS'
"The Fantasticks" will perform at 7:30 p.m. at the ProArts Playhouse in Kihei. See Friday's listing.
SUNDAY, JANUARY 23
CONCERT WITH TES AT TEMPLE OF PEACE
Tes, a former New York and Hollywood performer who is now a singing minister and peace ambassador, will perform a free concert at 10 a.m. the Temple of Peace in Haiku. Her inspirational new CD, "Awake In the Dream - Musical Medicine for the Soul," will be available. For details, visit www.yes2tes.com.
'FANTASTICKS' TO TAKE THE STAGE
"The Fantasticks" will perform at 2 p.m. at the ProArts Playhouse in Kihei. See Friday's listing.
BOB JONES AND THE DRIVE ON SOUTH SIDE
Bob Jones and The Drive will perform songs from the new CD from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Kiwi Roadhouse on Lipoa Street in Kihei. You can catch Bob on Mana'o Radio (91.5FM) playing his favorite music from 2 to 5 p.m. every Wednesday. For details, see Maui Beat.
GET INTO SCOTTISH SPIRIT AT MULLIGAN'S
Get in the Scottish spirit with a traditional Celtic celebration of Robert Burns' birthday. Scotland's beloved bard, who's best known for writing "Auld Lang Syne" in 1788, will be honored during Robert Burns Night from 6 to 9:30 p.m. at Mulligan's on the Blue in Wailea. "Mad Bagpiper" Roger McKinley will entertain at this unique event. For details, call Mulligan's at 874-1131.
NOCHE FLAMENCA DANCE AT CASTLE
Under the direction of Martn Santangelo, the award-winning Noche Flamenca dance company will take the stage at 7:30 p.m. at the MACC's Castle Theater. Tickets are $12, $28 and $35, plus applicable fees. For details, see Backstage on Page 5.
TUESDAY, JANUARY 25
LADYSMITH BLACK MAMBAZO AT MACC
Ladysmith Black Mambazo will perform at 7:30 p.m. in Castle Theater at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center. Tickets are $12, $28, $38 (plus applicable fees). For details, see Maui Beat.
WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 26
WES 'SCOOP' NISKER AT THE STUDIO MAUI
Author, radio commentator, Buddhist meditation teacher and performer Wes "Scoop" Nisker will take the stage at 7:30 p.m. at The Studio Maui in Haiku. Tickets are $15 or two for $25. Pre-show dinner prepared by Max World Bistro starts at 6 p.m. For details, see Backstage.