THURSDAY, APRIL 7
'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. For details, see Backstage on Page 5.
FRIDAY, APRIL 8
'FLORAL FANTASY' IN WAILEA BLOSSOMING
Entertainment, gourmet dining and stunning floral designs will be in full bloom during the third annual Orchid Ball, a benefit for Montessori Hale O Keiki, from 5:30 to 10 p.m. at the Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea. The "Floral Fantasy"-themed event will feature over-the-top floral decor, unique to each table and designed by Maui's top floral designers, along with a cocktail reception, live and silent auctions, a gourmet dinner, and dancing to the live jazz stylings of SLAM featuring David Choy. A special one-hour "Floral Preview Party" from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. will be held for industry flower buyers, wedding professionals and interested members of the public. For preview party tickets ($25), call the school at 874-7441. For main event tickets ($175 person; VIP and table rates online), visit or chidball.montessorihaleokeiki.org/ or call the school.
TRADITIONAL THAI DANCE IN LAHAINA
The beauty of Thai dance returns to Pad Thai Restaurant in The Wharf Cinema Center with free performances for patrons from 6 to 9 p.m. Fridays, Monday and Wednesday. Dancers dressed in traditional Thai costumes and donning authentic headpieces will glide gracefully to the country's music. For details, call the restaurant, located off Luakini Street in Lahaina, at 661-9911.
TOP ASIAN-AMERICAN PLAYWRIGHT AT MACC
One of the most prolific playwrights in Asian-American theater, Philip Kan Gotanda, will discuss his projects, read from his work and show videos during an event at McCoy Studio Theater at 6:30 p.m. For details, see Special Events on Page 7.
JOHNNY WINTER AND BAND PLAYS CASTLE
Johnny Winter, one of America's most respected singers and guitar players, and his band will take the stage at 7:30 p.m. at the MACC's Castle Theater. For details, see Maui Beat on Page 3.
OPENING NIGHT FOR 'PULP FICTION' AT IAO
Ally Cats' production of "Pulp Fiction" opens at 7:30 p.m. at the Historic Iao Theater. For details, see Backstage on Page 5.
KAMEHAMEHA'S FREE PLAY TAKES STAGE
Kamehameha Schools Maui Drama Club presents the opening night of "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dream Coat" at 7:30 p.m. For details, see Backstage on Page 5.
'THEOPHILUS NORTH' AT STEPPINGSTONE
"Theophilus North" returns at 7:30 p.m. at Steppingstone Playhouse in the Queen Ka'ahumanu Center. For details, see Backstage on Page 5.
'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.
'FEARLESS FEMALE FRENZY' UPCOUNTRY
Girl power is an understatement for what's in store with "Fearless Female Frenzy" at Casanova in Makawao. Shea Derrick hosts the night of sistahood, featuring live entertainment by superwomen Christina Boyden, aka DJ Sweet Beets, Kelli Love and Maesyn. The sweet, soulful, sultry harmonies will be followed by DJ Sweet Beets after 11:30 p.m. Cost is $5 before 10:30 p.m. and $10 after.
SATURDAY, APRIL 9
FUN DAZE BAZAAR WITH FRANK DELIMA
Frank Delima will bring the fun to St. Anthony Grade School's Fun Daze Bazaar from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the Wailuku campus, 1618 L. Main St. The daylong event packed with food, live entertainment, auctions, games, a rummage sale and more, will feature the star comedian's at noon; other performers include Waihu Sons, Benny Uyetake, Jarret Roback & Friends, Hulu Lindsey, Deja Vu Band, Derick Sebastian, Sharon Z. and others. For bazaar details, call the school, 244-4976.
KAMEHAMEHA MAUI'S NEW PERFORMANCE
"Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dream Coat" continues during shows at 2 and 7 p.m. at Keopuolani Hale on the Kamehameha Maui campus. See Friday's listing.
WILLIE K AND FRIENDS AT CASTLE THEATER
Willie K and Friends will play at 7:30 p.m. at Castle Theater. For details, see Maui Beat on Page 4.
'PULP FICTION' PLAYS AT THE IAO THEATER
"Pulp Fiction" will take the stage at 7:30 p.m. at the Historic Iao Theater. See Friday's listing.
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.
TIMMY MATTOS TO BRING THE LAUGHS
Don't know Timmy Mattos? The Hawaii comedian, who has been touring as an opening act for Augie T., will answer that question with his new show "Da Who Is Timmy Mattos?" Mattos' quick-paced night of comedy will kick off at 8 p.m. at Maui Beach Hotel to feature special guest comedians Silly Sid, Lanai, Maui's own Chino LaForge and host Champ Kaneshiro of OC16. Mattos dishes on obesity, marriage, life experiences and his insane encounters as a special education teacher during his first statewide comedy tour. Ticket are $12 and are available at "Da Kitchen" call 871 7782 or at the Maui Beach Hotel.
ALLIEZ CONTINUES CD RELEASE SHOWS
Homegrown reggae band Alliez continues its CD release tour "Right Time" around Maui with live performances in Kihei this weekend and in Paia and Kahului later this month. The band will play at 9 p.m. at Haui's Life's A Beach in Kihei. For details, see Music on Page 14.
SUNDAY, APRIL 10
'PULP FICTION' TAKES IAO THEATER STAGE
"Pulp Fiction" continues at 10:30 a.m. at the Historic Iao Theater. See Friday's listing.
'EAT PRAY LOVE LAUGH' AT MACC
Take an Epicurean journey through Italy, India and Bali during the 14th annual Elegant Afternoon Tea, a benefit for Women Helping Women, from 1 to 5 p.m. in the new Yokouchi Pavilion at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center. This year's event, "Eat, Pray, Love, Laugh," will be catered by Chef Bev Gannon of Hali'imaile General Store, Joe's Bar & Grill and Gannon's Restaurant in Wailea, and will feature exotic cuisine in the flavors of Italy, India and Bali, as well as live music, entertainment and a silent and live auction. For ticket options, including packages that include access to comedian Kathy Griffin's Sunday night performance at the MACC, visit mauiarts.org.
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.
MACC SPOTLIGHT ON KATHY GRIFFIN
Two-time Emmy winner Kathy Griffin will take the Castle Theater stage at 7:30 p.m. For details, see Backstage on Page 5.
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 13
MUSIC, DANCE OF BALI AT MOLOKAI LIBRARY
To celebrate National Library Week, Hawaii's public libraries are hosting free programs throughout the month. Experience the music and dance of Bali with I. Made Widana and Anna Reynolds at 3 p.m. at Molokai Public Library. Performers will demonstrate gamelan, the traditional musical ensemble found in Bali that includes gongs, bronze metallophone instruments of various sizes, double-headed drums and flutes. Visit www.librarieshawaii.org for a complete listing of National Library Week 2011 programs or call your local library to find out what programs will be offered.