THURSDAY, JANUARY 27
MYSTIC ISLAND FEST FEATURES MUSICIANS
The fourth annual Mystic Island Festival, a celebration of music, visionary art, workshops, yoga and community, will feature musicians through the weekend at Camp Olowalu in West Maui. Starting with The Troublemakers at 4:30 p.m. and Pat Simmons & Sons (of the Doobie Brothers) at 7 p.m., among other artists, the Mandala Ethnic Arts event continues daily through Sunday. For a day-to-day musical lineup, times and prices, visit www.mysticislandfestival.com or e-mail info@ mysticislandfestival.com.
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'A FAMILY AFFAIR' CONCERT IN WAILUKU
Celebrate the musical reunion of Louise Lambert and Joi and Curt Lee during "A Family Affair" concert at 7 p.m. at Unity Church of Maui in Wailuku. Two generations will perform soulful original songs, family favorites and heavenly harmonies, covering everything from Andrews Sisters and Motown, to inspiring Swinging jazzy, blues and eclectic originals. Tickets are $15, or two for $25. To reserve tickets or for more information, call 205-3971 or visit www.louiselambert.com.
BATTLEFIELD BAND TO TAKE STAGE AT MACC
Battlefield Band will fuse ancient and modern instruments in an experience that combines rich Celtic heritage with today's Scottish cultural scene during their concert at 7:30 p.m. at Maui Arts & Cultural Center's Castle Theater. For more information, see Maui Beat.
MAUI SLAM POETRY'S BEATNICK BEAT NIGHT
Maui Slam Poetry's Beatnick Beat Night, an all-acoustic night of poetry, music and art, will kick off at 9:30 p.m. at Casanova in Makawao. Experience words from the heart and soul, accompanied by improvisational rhythms of Justin Morris and Matt Del Olmo of BrownChicken BrownCow String Band. Cellist Ashana Sophia Morrow will perform a "Symphony of Scents," and an after-poetry dance party will be offered. Open poet signup from 9 to 9:30 p.m. Poets at all levels are welcome to perform original poems of three minutes or less. Improvisational accompaniment for competing poets will rotate between musicians. Entry is $10, or $5 before 9:30 p.m. For details, contact Ellen Peterson at 280-5096 or visit www.mauislam.com.
FRIDAY, JANUARY 28
'BIG BOYS DON'T CRY' AT KING KEKAULIKE
King Kekaulike High School's "Big Boys Don't Cry" opens at 7 p.m. For details, see Backstage.
'THE FANTASTICKS' AT PROARTS PLAYHOUSE
The final weekend of ProArts' production, "The Fantasticks," kicks off at 7:30 p.m. at the ProArts Playhouse in Kihei. For details, see Backstage.
SATURDAY, JANUARY 29
'BIG BOYS DON'T CRY' TO TAKE KKHS STAGE
"Big Boys Don't Cry," a King Kekaulike production, takes the stage at 7 p.m. See Friday's listing.
'THE FANTASTICKS' TO PERFORM IN S. MAUI
ProArts' "The Fantasticks" will take the stage at 7:30 p.m. in Kihei. See Friday's listing.
MAKANA WILL HEAT UP CASTLE THEATER
Rising to stardom with roots in Hawaii, Makana will integrate folk, rock, ethnic, classical, bluegrass, jazz and traditional Hawaiian music in the intimate setting of McCoy Studio Theater at 7:30 p.m. during MACC's Solo Sessions. For details, see Maui Beat.
GET WACKY AND WILD AT GAME SHOW NITE
Get ready to get wild at Charley's in Paia during Game Show Nite, hosted by Brenton Keith. Prizes and surprises are in store, thanks to sponsors like Budweiser and others. Bring a posse of five people to play. Costumes are encouraged, and arrive early to secure a spot; the first eight teams to enter will play. All contestants must be present at registration, which starts at 8:30 p.m. Cost is $10 for spectators, or $15 per person to play. For details, visit www.gameshowfanatics.com.
SUNDAY, JANUARY 30
BAILEY HOUSE SETS UP ITS 'OHANA DAY
Family is the focus of 'Ohana Day from noon to 4 p.m. at the Maui HIstorical Society's Bailey House Museum in Lahaina. Bring a ukulele or guitar for old-fashioned kanikapila. Half-off admission prices of $3 adults and $2 seniors (kids 12 and younger are free), along with light refreshments, will be offfered. For more information, call Bailey House Museum at 244-3326, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit www.mauimuseum.org.
FINAL SHOWING OF 'THE FANTASTICKS'
The last performance of "The Fantasticks" starts at 2 p.m. at ProArts Playhouse in Kihei. See Friday's listing.
'BIG BOYS DON'T CRY' TO PERFORM AT KKHS
KKHS' "Big Boys Don't Cry" continues at 3 p.m. See Friday's listing.
MAUI POPS PRESENTS CLASSICAL SAMPLER
The Maui Pops Orchestra will present its new year's concert with a Classical Sampler, a night of music from master composers such as Mozart, Brahms and Beethoven. Special guest artist Sara Buechner will perform Beethoven's "Piano Concerto No. 4." The concert starts at 3:30 p.m. in MACC's Castle Theater. For details, see Maui Beat.
MAKANA FEATURED IN MACC SOLO SESSIONS
Hot, young Hawaii musician Makana will perform during MACC's Solo Sessions at 7:30 p.m. in Castle Theater. See Saturday's listing.