THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 10
HAWAIIAN MUSIC SERIES IN LAHAINA
Relax under the shade trees and enjoy the soothing Hawaiian music stylings of Joshua Kahula and Preston Ako. As part of the Hawaiian Music Series presented by The Lahaina Restoration Foundation, the free concert will take place from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Baldwin Home Museum, on the corner of Front and Dickenson streets in Lahaina. Ako, of the Ako Trio, will be joined by Kahula of Nuff Sedd. For details on the monthly music series, call 661-3262 or visit www.lahainarestoration.org.
‘MARILYN MONROE’ | NIGHT AT THE OSCARS
Greenwood photo courtesy of the band.
ZANY ZOO ANIMALS AT CASTLE THEATER
Zany zoo characters speak the wordless language of fun for the whole family during Imago Theatre's "ZooZoo," a night of wit, wonder, acrobatics and mime, at 7:30 p.m. in Maui Arts & Cultural Center's Castle Theater. For details, see Backstage.
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 11
'A TRIBUTE TO THE WHALES' IN KAHULUI
Pacific Whale Foundation's "A Tribute to the Whales" will celebrate Maui's most-loved visiting mammals with art, photography, poetry and performance. Hula, music and a traditional Hawaiian chant will kick off the festivities from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Maui Mall in Kahului. The public will be invited to share and enjoy music, art, poetry, stories, videos and photos highlighting their love for the whales. Local schools will also share whale-themed art. For details, visit www.mauiwhalefestival.org.
MUSIC, FOOD AND MONROE AT 'OSCARS'
Dress up, deck out in diamonds (real or fake) and party for a good cause at "A Night at the Oscars" from 5:30 to 10 p.m. Friday at the King Kamehameha Golf Club, 2500 Honoapiilani Highway, Waikapu. Featuring live dance music by isle band Jimmy Mac and the Kool Kats, the event will offer heavy pupu, no-host bar, live and silent auctions, and pictures with a Marilyn Monroe impersonator. The bash is a benefit for the Maui Office of the National Kidney Foundation of Hawaii. Tickets are $50 in advance and $65 at the door. For details, call the NKF Hawaii office, 986-1900.
GET SWEETENED UP FOR W. MAUI AFFAIR
Cupid couldn't do better than the 20th annual Sweetheart Affair from 6 to 10 p.m. at the Sheraton Maui Resort and Spa in Lahaina. Featuring live music by four-time Grammy Award-winner George Kahumoku, dancing to music by DJ Dan Viola, and live and silent auctions, the event will be sure to snag the affections of sweeties islandwide. Proceeds benefit the Lahaina Rotary Youth Foundation. Tickets are $60 in advance and $65 at the door. For details, call 669-5200.
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 12
BANDS TEAM UP FOR FREE S. MAUI SHOW
Capture the sounds of 75 musicians playing Sousa marches, Abba songs, overtures, tangos, and more at 5 p.m. at the Wailea Marriott Hotel in South Maui. The free joint concert will feature the Maui Community Band and the Delta Concert Band, which is visiting from Canada. For details,
TERI GARRISON TO PLAY IN EAST MAUI
Musician Teri Garrison will bring her passion for paradise to East Maui performances this weekend to mark the release of her latest CD, "It's Just Paradise!" Garrison will play in the lounge of the Hotel Hana-Maui from 6 to 9 p.m. For details, visit www.tg4music.com/.
DEJA VU 4 DANCE WITH GREENWOOD
Powerhouse 11-piece '70s and '80s dance band Greenwood will get the sound pumping and hearts thumping at Deja Vu 4 Valentine's Dance from 7:30 p.m. to midnight at Maui Tropical Plantation. Bring your Valentine and flash back to some of the best days on the dance floor with the Oahu-based band. Asian Blend, the Shamroks and Slam, featuring saxophonist David Choy, will also perform. Tickets are $40 and include light pupu; proceeds benefit the Pacific Cancer Foundation. For details or to buy tickets, call 856-3001 or 264-4674.
ANUHEA CONCERT AT MACC FOR FIRST TIME
Local girl and rising star Anuhea will perform for the first time at MACC's McCoy Studio Theater in an unplugged concert at 7:30 p.m. For details, see Maui Beat.
KEALI'I REICHEL TO PERFORM AT MACC
Keali'i Reichel, Hawaii's most popular recording artist and award-winning kumu hula of Halau Ke'alaokamaile, will take the stage with his halau at 7:30 p.m. in the MACC's Castle Theater. For details, see Maui Beat.
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 13
'MARY POPPINS' TO TAKE LAHAINA STAGE
Alexander Academy of Performing Arts will present two dance performances of "Mary Poppins" at 2 and 6 p.m. at the Maui Theatre, Lahaina. For details, see Backstage.
'VAGINA MONOLOGUES' RETURNS FOR V-DAY
"The Vagina Monologues" are back - and just in time for Valentine's Day. V-Day Maui 2011 will present a Women Helping Women benefit performance of Eve Ensler's famous creation featuring Kathy Collins, Rochelle Dunning, Sodengi Mills, Kristi Scott and Marilyn Hirashima at 6 p.m. Sunday in Steppingstone Playhouse. For details, see Backstage.
'KUKAHI 2011' SET FOR CASTLE THEATER
Keali'i Reichel will perform with his halau during "Kukahi 2011" at 7:30 p.m. in Castle Theater. See Saturday's listing.
MONDAY, FEBRUARY 14
ISLE MUSICIAN GAIL SWANSON TO PLAY
Fall in love all over again with the sounds of Maui's beloved Gail Swanson during her Valentine's Day performance at Stella Blues Cafe in Kihei. No cover. Dinner seatings start at at 5:30 and 7:30 p.m.
LOUISE LAMBERT WILL PERFORM IN S. MAUI
Louise Lambert will be playing romantic dinner music from 6 to 9 p.m. at Monsoon India on the waterfront Menehune Shores, 760 S. Kihei Road. For details, call 875-6666.
ONO PERFORMANCE OF 'COUPLES' AT IAO
Maui OnStage's monthly one-night-only (ONO) performance will feature "Couples" at 6:30 p.m. Monday at the Historic Iao Theater. For details, see Backstage.
LOVE SONGS BY REQUEST IN WAILEA
Gordon Samuelson will play requests for love songs, along with pianist Ken Stover, from 6 to 9 p.m. at Pita Paradise Wailea. For details, call 879-7177.
GARRISON TO PLAY AT HANA RANCH SHOW
Songstress Teri Garrison's love for Hawaii will be celebrated during her performance Valentine's Day from 7:30 to 10 p.m. at Hana Ranch Restaurant. See Saturday's listing.