THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 17
SLACK KEY MASTERS: DENNIS KAMAKAHI
Grammy winner George Kahumoku Jr.'s Slack Key Masters will feature Dennis Kamakahi, one of Hawaii's most prolific composers of songs in the Hawaiian language, during the McCoy Studio Theater show at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $25 for standard or $45 for VIP with talk-story session, plus applicable fees. For details, see www.slackkey.com.
‘Celebrating the Dream’ at the Ritz
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 18
SOURCE FEST SET FOR CAMP KEANAE
Inspired by Burning Man, SOURCE shares the ethos of the "gift economy," encouraging radical self-expression and self-reliance, transformative experiences through communion with nature and interactive events. The fourth annual SOURCE, a multimedia, visual, performance, healing and culinary arts festival, will be held today through Monday at Camp Keanae in East Maui. Music, artwork, costumes, installation, performance, lecture, discussion and ideas are welcome. Four-day passes are $200 and one-day passes are $100 at the gate; prices include food and lodging. For discounted tickets prior to the event, check www.sourcemaui.com.
BARRY FLANAGAN, ERIC GILLIOM TO PLAY
The south side will sizzle with entertainment from acclaimed island musicians Eric Gilliom of The Island Rumours Band and Barry Flanagan of Hapa. The two will play today and Saturday at Stella Blues Cafe in Kihei. Stella's Supper Club's 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 are required. For details, call Stella Blues at 874-379 or visit www.stellablues.com
CHRIS DAUGHTRY TO MAKE MAUI DEBUT
Former "American Idol" finalist Chris Daughtry will make his Maui debut at 7:30 p.m. in Castle Theater at the MACC. Daughtry's self-titled debut CD sold more than 4 million copies and was Billboard's No. 1 selling album of 2007. Local musician Erin Smith will open. Tickets are $33, $43, and $53, plus applicable fees, with a limited number of $83 tickets for premium seating, available at the MACC box office, 242-7469 or www.mauiarts.org.
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 19
WHALE PARADE AND FESTIVAL IN S. MAUI
The annual human pod party to celebrate whales that visit Maui waters each year, Whale Day, will kick off with a parade from 9 to 10 a.m. from Alanui Kealii Drive to Kihei Library on Waimahaihai Street in South Maui. Then, Pacific Whale Foundation's signature event will offer daylong festivities, including performances by top musicians, food, children's activities, environmental and art displays and more, until 6 p.m. at Kalama Park. For details, see Page 9 or visit www.pacificwhale.org.
MUSICAL TRIBUTE TO MLK JR. AT THE RITZ
The 2011 Maui Invitational Music Festival will present "Celebrating the Dream," a musical tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. from 5:30 to 10 p.m. at The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua. Admission is free. The evening features musical performances by vocalist Sheryl Renee, DJ Steve, Kamakakehau Fernandez, The Maui Gospel Choir, Omar & The Soultones, and Latitude 21 featuring Sal Godinez, Bob Harrison and Mike Buono. At 8 p.m., Renee will present "I?Adore Ella," a musical salute to jazz great Ella Fitzgerald. The Maui Invitational Music Festival is presented annually by Arts Education for Children Group, a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing opportunities for artistic and cultural enrichment. For details, call 667-2805 or visit www.aecg.org.
STELLA BLUES SHOW WITH ISLAND ARTISTS
Barry Flanagan of Hapa and Eric Gilliom of The Island Rumours Band will play during Stella's Supper Club, which starts seating at 6 p.m. in Kihei. See Friday's listing.
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 20
SEE THE HISTORY AND DANCE OF PORTUGAL
The Portuguese Association of Maui will present the history and dances of Portugal, Madeira and Azores during its free Portuguese Folklore Series, for youth ages 8 to 18, from 2 to 4 p.m. at Luana Gardens Community Center, 615 W. Papa Ave., Kahului. For details, call 243-0065.
WHALE SONG, STORIES AT THE STUDIO MAUI
The third annual Maui Whaledreamers Gathering will dive into whale stories, meditation and sounds from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at The Studio Maui in Haiku. Featuring whale biologist / communicator Heather Harding, the event, which continues March 6 and 20, is produced by W.H.A.L.E.: Whale Human Alliance for Life on Earth. Suggested donation is $10 to $15. For details, visit www.thestudiomaui.com or contact Harding at 575-2755 or email@example.com.
MONDAY, FEBRUARY 21
WILLIE K TO PERFORM WITH HYS AT CASTLE
Nearly 100 of some of the most talented young musicians in the state will take the stage with Willie K when the Hawaii Youth Symphony returns to Maui to perform one free concert at 7 p.m. at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center's Castle Theater. The concert will feature HYS's Youth Symphony I, a 90-member symphonic orchestra, under the baton of Music Director Henry Miyamura, who is known for creative and innovative programming. Willie K will perform both classic and newly released works with the orchestra. There is no charge for attending this one-time-only concert. Seating is available on a first come/first served basis. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. For more information, call HYS at (808) 941-9706, or visit www.HiYouthSymphony.org and www.mauiarts.org.