THURSDAY, MARCH 31
'WHO DOES SHE THINK SHE IS?' IN WAILUKU
Wailuku Public Library will celebrate Women's History Month by offering a free film screening and discussion of the award-winning documentary "Who Does She Think She Is?" from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Hawaiian Pacific Room. A panel discussion featuring five female Maui artists - Stella Rivers, Pat Masumoto, Ayin Adams, Kathy Collins and Melinda Gohn - will follow the film. The film presents five diverse American female artists as they struggle to create while raising families and dealing with society's expectations of women. One of the artists is Mayumi Oda, a Big Island resident. To view the trailer and artist interviews, visit www.whodoesshethinksheis.net/.
“Who Does She Think She Is?” star Mayumi Oda
Photo by C. Lewis Studio
VINTAGE EUROPEAN POSTERS MARKS 10
Vintage European Posters, an antiques gallery on Front Street in Lahaina, will mark a decade with a food and wine celebration from 6 to 9 p.m. The space initially opened as a two-month experiment and now boasts one of the world's largest collections of original vintage posters. The majority of its collection includes pieces before 1950 and many posters are more than a century old. For details, visit www.europeanposters.com.
LIK LAHAINA BASH FOR NEW TV SERIES
World-renowned landscape photographer Peter Lik will make his TV show debut with The Weather Channel's new action-reality series "From the Edge with Peter Lik" on Thursday. To celebrate, the photographer's Maui gallery, Lik Lahaina, will host a show-watching party from 7 to 10 p.m. with food, entertainment and prizes. Open to the public, guests must RSVP by calling the gallery at 661-6623.
'DRIVING MISS DAISY' AT PROARTS IN KIHEI
ProArts' production of "Driving Miss Daisy" will take the stage at 7:30 p.m. at its playhouse in Kihei. Thursday nights are kamaaina nights with reduced rates of $15 for Hawaii residents. Reserved seat tickets are $20 for adults and $15 for students 18 and under. For details, call 463-6520 or visit proartspacific.com.
ASZURE BARTON & ARTISTS IN CASTLE
Aszure Barton & Artists will light up the Castle Theater stage with contemporary dance at 7:30 p.m. For details, see Backstage.
FRIDAY, APRIL 1
FIRST FRIDAY STACKS STREETS OF WAILUKU
Take to the streets for a good cause with Wailuku First Friday from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Live entertainment, craft and artisan booths, ono food and activites will be offered. Donations and a portion of sales from If the Shoe Fits will go toward the Japan tsunami relief effort. Gene & Shea Argel will play at Cafe O'Lei; Free Radicals Projekt will play at Maui Thing; Visibly Shaken will play at the Main Street Promenade; and The Awakening will play at Wailuku Banyan Tree Park. Other events include Pre-Record Store Day Party at Requests Music; Aloha Poetry Slam at Gallerie Ha; and magic by Brenton Keith throughout the street party. For details, email email@example.com.
DOOBIE BROTHERS, WAR PLAYING MACC
Legendary bands The Doobie Brothers and WAR will play a double-bill concert at 7 p.m. at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center ampitheater and pavilion. For details, see Maui Beat.
'THEOPHILUS NORTH' AT STEPPINGSTONE
"Theophilus North" opens at 7:30 p.m. at Steppingstone Playhouse in the Queen Ka'ahumanu Center. For details, see Backstage.
'DRIVING MISS DAISY' CONTINUES IN KIHEI
"Driving Miss Daisy" takes the stage at 7:30 p.m. at ProArts Playhouse in Kihei. See Thursday's listing.
SATURDAY, APRIL 2
FREE PUBLIC HIKE WITH LORE, HISTORY
Entertainment comes in educational forms with a free public hike to explore the Waihe'e Coastal Dunes & Wetlands Refuge. Led by the Hawaiian Islands Land Trust, the easy two-mile hike starts at 9 a.m. and goes until about noon. HILT director of conservation Scott Fisher will guide the group through the ancient Hawaiian fishing village of Kapoho while sharing the history and lore of the significant site. View the area's ancient heiau (temples) and learn about traditional Hawaiian life. Space is limited and reservations are required by calling 244-5263.
PAIA 'CASINO ROYALE JOKER'S WILD' BENEFIT
Ante up for isle youth at the inaugural "Casino Royale Joker's Wild" fundraiser to benefit the P'ia Youth & Cultural Center from 6 to 10 p.m. at the Maui Country Club in Spreckelsville. Guests are encouraged to arrive in "tropical elegance" attire for an evening of no-stakes casino games, fine foods and spirits, entertainment, a live auction, prize giveaways and - of course - a few jokers. Proceeds from the "Casino Royale Joker's Wild" fundraiser will be used to support the program activities at the Pa'ia Youth & Cultural Center and to keep the beachfront facility a safe and fun environment for youth. Advance tickets are or $150 per person or $160 per person at the door ($90 is tax-deductible). For more information or to purchase tickets for the event, visit The Wine Corner in Paia or call 573-4242.
PROARTS PRESENTS 'DRIVING MISS DAISY'
"Driving Miss Daisy" plays at 7:30 p.m. at ProArts Playhouse in Kihei. See Thursday's listing.
'THEOPHILUS NORTH' CONTINUES ONSTAGE
"Theophilus North" takes the stage at 7:30 p.m. at Steppingstone Playhouse. See Friday's listing.
DANCE PARTY FOR YOUTH IN MAKAWAO
New dance parties will be popping up Upcountry, and the first "G6 Saturday" will kick off from 8 p.m. to midnight in Makawao. Q103's DJ Kamikaze will be spinning at the 17-and-older, alcohol-free event presented by Music on Maui and Ztrain Records. Cost is $10 online and $15 at the door; first 20 people get in for $5. The best-dressed couple will win $200 cash. For details, directions and tickets, visit www.musiconmaui.com.
MAUI SPIRITUAL CINEMA SCREENING
Maui Spiritual Cinema will screen "Groundhog Day" during its night of film, food, yoga, discussion and more from 4 to 9:30 p.m. at The Studio Maui in Haiku. Presented by Infinite Entertainment Now and Temple of Peace, the event is $10. For details, visit www.thestudiomaui.com.
SUNDAY, APRIL 3
MAPA'S 'THEOPHILUS NORTH' IN KAHULUI
"Theophilus North" plays at 2 p.m. at Steppingstone Playhouse. See Friday's listing.
PROARTS' 'DRIVING MISS DAISY' IN KIHEI
ProArts' evolution of "Driving Miss Daisy" plays at 3 p.m. in South Maui. See Thursday's listing.