THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 24
DOCUMENTARY WILL TAKE SCREEN AT IAO
"Great Grandfather's Drum," a new documentary filmed in Hawaii and Japan, will make its Wailuku debut with two showings at 5:30 and 7:30 tonight, plus a live drum performance by Maui Taiko, at the Historic Iao Theater. Tickets are $5 for seniors and students and $10 for adults, available at Omochaya, Party Paradise, The Box Shop, Hamai Appliance and Credit Associates of Hawaii. For details, see Movies.
PHILDANCO | MACC’S CASTLE THEATER
GET BAD AND GOOD AT MAUI SLAM'S SHOW
Cops and robbers and rabbits, oh my. Maui Slam Poetry will feature a themed night of performance poetry, "Cops & Robbers & Bad Bunnies & Good Bunnies" at 9:30 tonight at Casanova in Makawao. Poets will compete for $100 in cash; check in before 9:30 p.m. snag a spot. The original piece must be three minutes or less. Slam poetry rules apply and costumes are allowed. The night will include turntable entertainment by Boomshot and visual alchemy by Doublas Deboer. Cost is $10; $5 before 9:30 p.m. For details, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 25
'PAY IT FORWARD' AT SOUL SPACE CENTER
Movie Night at Soul Space Maui Renewal Center in Wailuku will screen "Pay It Forward," the 2000 Warner Bros. film starring Kevin Spacey, Helen Hunt and young Haley Joel Osment, from 7 to 9 p.m. Entry is by donation. The center is located at 16 S. Market St., 2J. For details, call Rhonda Felix at 276-8079.
DIVAS HAVE RIGHT OF WAY WITH SPALICIOUS
No boys allowed during the Divas Night Out from 8 to 10 p.m. in Wailea. Get "Spalicious" with two-hour exclusive access to Grand Wailea Spa Grande's hydrotherapy circuit. Dip into chocolate mini-spa treatments and enjoy sinful desserts. A fashion fair with top designers, along with live entertainment by Alika Nakooka, will be offered. Cost is $60; girls ages 6 to 12 are $30. For details, call 875-1234, ext. 4949 or visit wailearesortdining.com/specials_events/. For more, Dining.
FUNKY, FINE DANCE AFTER ELTON JOHN
Celebrate '70s flamboyance at its finest with funky dance beats during The Far-Out After Party Dance Party at 10 p.m. at Casanova in Makawao. Entry is free with a ticket stub from either Elton John concert and $10 otherwise. Get down on the dance floor with sounds by DJ Kid Gladlove; trip out on psychedelic visuals by Douglas Deboer.
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 26
CELEBRATE BLACK HISTORY MONTH
Maui resident Adesina Ogunelese, a noted African-American historian, will present a special storytime program to celebrate Black History Month 2011 at Makawao Public Library children's section at 2:30 p.m. Keiki ages 5 and older, accompanied by a parent or caregiver, are invited to hear Ogunelese read stories, such as "Henry's Freedom Box" by Ellen Lavine and Kadir Nelson, and "Child of the Civil Rights Movement" by Paula Young Shelton and Raul Colon. Ogunelese has studied African and African-American history and culture for more than 20 years, and is one of the founders of World Beat Cultural Center in San Diego, the first African-American cultural center. For details, call 573-8785.
'ADVENTURES OF TIKKI TIKKI TEMBO' SHOWS
Two free performances of "The Further Adventures of Tikki Tikki Tembo," Maui Academy of Performing Arts' educational theater production, will take the stage at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. at Steppingstone Playhouse in Kahului. For details, see Backstage.
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 27
MEDITATIONS AND MUSIC IN MAKAWAO
Join musician Kate Moody as she guides participants in Connect the Dots visualizations for healing and well-being, weaving keyboard music with guided meditation and insight on experiencing life as vibration. Musical Meditations starts at 4 p.m. at The Sacred Garden of Maliko, 460 Kaluanui Road, Makawao. Entry is by donation. For details, visit healingdots.com.
NAS AND DAMIAN MARLEY CONCERT
Hip-hop lyrical phenom Nas and reggae royal son Damian "Jr. Gong" Marley will team up to promote their debut album, "Distant Relatives," a fusion of two musical poets, at 6:30 p.m. Sunday outdoors at the MACC. Unlike other collaborations between Jamaican and American artists, the album is neither a remix nor a featured guest spot on a single track but a fully united effort filling an entire album, opening new avenues of musical expression. The Green will open the concert, presented by Bamp Project. For details, see Maui Beat on Page 3 or visit www.bampproject.com.
SWING DANCE TO LIVE BAND IN MAKAWAO
Swing Maui's Anniversary Dance will be packed with music, food and, of course, dancing from 8 to 11 p.m. Saturday at Makawao Union Hall. Maui musician Louise Lambert and Company will be performing, along with special guest Karen Maria Capo, jazz and blues singer, songwriter and recording artist. Ticket prices are $30 in advance; $40 at the door. For details, visit mauiparty 2011.com.
MONDAY, FEBRUARY 28
WINDSONG MARTIN TO PERFORM AT MANDALA
Windsong Martin, Eostar and Mathias will perform live, with opening by Theda Phoenix and closing by Brittania Be Born, at 7:30 p.m. at Mandala Ethnic Arts, 29 Baldwin Ave., Paia. Cost is based on sliding scale, $20-$12. For details, call 579-9555.
TUESDAY, MARCH 1
PHILDANCO TO BRING THE FUNK TO CASTLE
PHILADANCO will feature Jawole Willa Jo Zollar's "By Way of the Funk," a new work set to the music of Parliament-Funkadelic that harnesses the energy and culture of funk music, during its show at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center's Castle Theater. For details, see Backstage.
* This article includes a correction from the original published on Thursday, February 24, 2011.
The Maui News apologizes for the error.
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