THURSDAY, MARCH 17
CATCH LUCK OF IRISH AT MULLIGAN'S BASH
For many, the rainbow ends at Mulligan's on the Blue. The daylong (and nightlong) St. Patrick's Day festivities kick off at 6:30 a.m. with the second annual golf tournament at Wailea Blue Golf Course to benefit Hospice Maui. Then, a stacked lineup of entertainment at the Irish venue starts at 11 a.m. and continues until midnight; performers include Trevor Jones, Celtic Hart, Mean Fiddlers, The Isle of Maui Pipe Band featuring Jack Lee; The Celtic Tigers; Maui Pipe Dreams and The Willie K Band. Enter the Best Hat Contest and the Best Leprachaun Contest; check out food and drink specials. Doors open at 8 a.m. and no cover before 4 p.m. Tickets are $20 in advance; $25 at the door. For details, call 874-1131or visit www.mulligansontheblue.com.
Augie's Laugh Shack – Maui Beach Hotel
SING ALONG, IRISH PUB STYLE IN C. MAUI
Sing along to Irish songs on St. Patrick's Day with Larry Sarner from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Wailuku Public Library. Bring your vocals, along with guitar, ukulele and other instruments. Song sheets will be provided. The free gathering will be similar to folk-type singing likely heard in Irish pubs. For more information, call the library at 243-5766 or e-mail Sarner at Lsarner@maui.net.
GAZE INTO EMERALD BALL AT CASANOVA
Celebrate luck and lust at The Emerald Ball at 9:30 p.m. at Casanova in Makawao. Presented by Kit Kat Club Cabaret, the "fancy dance party" will feature cabaret acts by the club and friends, face painting by Rachel Deboer, and a magical dance party by DJ?Sid and visual alchemist Douglas Deboer. Cost is $10.
FRIDAY, MARCH 18
MAUI ONSTAGE'S 'CATS' AT IAO THEATER
Maui OnStage's "CATS" takes the stage at 7:30 p.m. in the Historic Iao Theater. For details, see Backstage on Page 5.
GEORGE LOPEZ IN
George Lopez, a multitalented entertainer whose career encompasses television, film, stand-up comedy and late-night TV, performs at Maui Arts & Cultural Center's Castle Theater at 8 p.m. For details, see Backstage on Page 5.
AUGIE'S LAUGH SHACK AT MAUI BEACH HOTEL
Local boy Augie T. will get the crowd rolling with his island-style comedy during Augie's Laugh Shack at 8 p.m. at the Maui Beach Hotel in Kahului. Cost is $12. For details, call the hotel at 877-0051.
SATURDAY, MARCH 19
'GATEWAY TO SPRING' WITH FASHION, MORE
Spring into the new season with Lahaina Gateway's "Gateway to Spring," the third-annual classic car and spring fashion show, from 4 to 9 p.m. in West Maui. The latest ladies' fashions from Mahina will be featured from 6 to 7 p.m., along with surf, casual and sportswear from Local Motion, Hawaii Golf & Tennis and Footlocker. Sixties surf and classic rock, Hawaiian and contemporary tunes with DJ Scott Doran, plus live entertainment, will be played. And check out more than 65 classic cars from Maui Street Rodders and Maui Classic Cruisers. For more information, visit www.lahainagateway.com.
MUSIC, DANCE MARKS SPRING EQUINOX 2011
Join the Maui Tribe and mark Spring Equinox 2011 with a night of music and dance from 6 to 10 p.m. at The Studio Maui in Haiku. Enjoy healthy organic raw foods prepared by Chef Alikat, Green A Licious smoothies by Noa, elixirs and chocolates. Tickets are $15 presale and $20 at the door. For details, contact The Studio Maui, 810 Haiku Road, Unit 265, via www.thestudiomaui.com.
LEI OF THE STARS MAUI CHORAL FEST
The Maui Choral Arts Association presents its sixth annual Lei of Stars Maui Choral Festival at 7 p.m. at Kihei Baptist Chapel, 1655 S. Kihei Road. For the first time, internationally known conductor Dr. Donald Neuen, the head of the Music Department at UCLA, will lead the Maui Concert Chorus. Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door. For details, see Maui Beat on Page 3.
JAKE SHIMABUKURO TO PLAY IN CASTLE
Ukulele phenom Jake Shimabukuro plays at 7:30 p.m. in Castle Theater at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center. For details, see Maui Beat on Page 3.
'CATS' TAKES THE
IAO THEATER STAGE
Maui OnStage's "CATS" continues at 7:30 p.m. in the Historic Iao Theater. See Friday's listing.
ALLIEZ CD RELEASE PARTY AT STELLA'S
Celebrate the AllieZ CD release during a party with Ras Lil Dread and the Fiyah Blaze, Erin Smith, Shaggy and more at 10 p.m. Saturday at Stella Blues Cafe in Kihei. Cover is $10. For details, visit www.stellablues.com.
SUNDAY, MARCH 20
MAUI ONSTAGE'S 'CATS' AT IAO THEATER
Maui OnStage's "CATS" continues at 3 p.m. in the Historic Iao Theater. See Friday's listing.
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 23
FREE PERFORMANCE AT WAILUKU LIBRARY
"The Further Adventures of Tikki-Tikki Tembo," a humorous musical play, will be performed by the Maui Academy of Performing Arts at 2 p.m. at Wailuku Public Library. The free 45-minute program is suitable for keiki 3 and older. For details, call 243-5766.