THURSDAY, MAY 12
FREE HAWAIIAN MUSIC SERIES IN LAHAINA
Bring friends, family, lunch, mats, chairs for the live Hawaiian music stylings of duo Mika Villaren and Keoki Ruiz from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Baldwin Home lawn in Lahaina. Presented by the Lahaina Restoration Foundation, the free monthly Hawaiian Music Series showcases local artists of traditional Hawaiian music. For details, visit www.lahainarestoration.org.
11TH ANNUAL MAUI MATSURI / UH-MC CAMPUS
HAWAIIAN MUSIC SERIES
‘A JOURNEY WITH THE HARP’
FREEDOM WITH AL TORRE AT MANDALA
The Maui Mystic Medicine Tour featuring Freedom with Al Torre will take the stage at 7 tonight at Mandala Ethnic Arts in Paia. Nicolas Iris and Stephen Eberle will open. Cost is $12-$20, based on sliding scale.
FRIDAY, MAY 13
PROGRESSIVE DINNER PARTY IN WEST MAUI
A feast for the eyes, taste buds and ears, the Lahaina Restoration Foundation's Progressive Dinner Party provides an evening of dining at three of Lahaina's fascinating historic sites along with music by Haiku Hillbillies and a dinner-theater performance by Great Scott Productions. Starting at 5:45 p.m., chefs of Mala Ocean Tavern, Star Noodle and Pineapple Grill are teaming up for courses at each site; free trolley/shuttle transportation included. For cost, www.lahainarestoration.org/, 661-3262. For details, see Dining.
MAUI MATSURI FILMS START CELEBRATION
Maui Matsuri, a celebration of all things Japanese, will kick of with a Japanese Movie Night from 6:30 to 9 p.m. featuring screenings of "Great Grandfather's Drum" and "Memories of Tomorrow" at the University of Hawaii Maui College Pilina Building. For details, visit http: www.mauimatsuri.com.
'LIGHTS, CAMERA, BALDWIN!' BEGINS
Baldwin High School's third annual variety show "Lights, Camera, Baldwin!" shows at 7:30 p.m. at its Loudon Mini-Theater. For details, see Backstage.
PETER KATER AND R. CARLOS NAKAI SHOW
Peter Kater and R. Carlos Nakai perform at 7:30 p.m. in Maui Arts & Cultural Center's McCoy Studio Theater. For details, see Maui Beat.
THE WAITIKI 7 TAKE STAGE AT STELLA'S
The Waitiki 7 perform at 7:30 p.m. at Stella Blues in Kihei. For details, see Maui Beat.
'TAMING OF THE SHREW' OPENS
MauiOnStage's "The Taming of the Shrew" opens at 7:30 p.m. at the Historic Iao Theater. For details, see Backstage.
SATURDAY, MAY 14
ALL THINGS JAPANESE AT MATSURI FESTIVAL
Celebrate the diversity found in Japanese cultural arts and traditions with the 11th annual Maui Matsuri, a free festival from 2 to 9 p.m. at the University of Hawaii Maui College campus. Presented by Japanese Cultural Society of Maui, Maui Taiko, Hawai'i Tourism Authority and the County of Maui, the event includes Japanese and Okinawan cultural entertainment, cultural crafts for kids, demonstrations, exhibits and hands-on activities for adults, contests, food and more. See Friday's listing.
'LIGHTS, CAMERA, BALDWIN!' CONTINUES
Performance at 2 p.m. See Friday's listing.
MAUI BREWERS FEST KICKS OFF AT MACC
Beer, isle entertainment and ono food - it doesn't get much better than the annual Maui Brewers Festival at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center. The event from 3 to 7 p.m. will be stacked with top local entertainment including Alika Nakooka, Leche de Tigre, Kanekoa with Vince Esquire and headliner Anuhea. Choose from more than two dozen breweries and an array of food options. For details, see Dining.
PAULA FUGA, MORE AT OLUKAI'S HOOLAULEA
Pay homage to the ocean while checking out the free, family-friendly activities and entertainment during OluKai's two-day ocean festival at Kanaha Beach Park. The hoolaulea includes ancient Hawaiian games, a traditional luau dinner, a hula performance and a concert headlined by special musical guest Paula Fuga at 4 p.m. For details on the celebration or the paddle races today and Sunday, visit www.olukai.com.
DENIM TO DIAMONDS WILL BENEFIT MAPA
Denim to Diamonds, a fundraiser for the programs of Maui Academy of Performing Arts, will feature live entertainment by HAPA, Haiku Hillbillies, Leighanna Locke, Jerry Eiting & Anne Durham from 5 to 9 p.m. in Kula. A three-course Paniolo Dinner by Cafe O'Lei will be offered. For costs and other information, visit /www.mauiacademy.org/
PROGRESSIVE DINNER PARTY FINAL EVENING
Dining, live music by Rock 'n Rogues and more starts at 5:45 p.m. See Friday's listing.
LOTUS DANCER PIANO CONCERT AT WAIPUNA
Lotus Dancer's 70th birthday piano concert will be held at 7 p.m. at Waipuna Chapel in Kula. Donation is $15. Program includes J.S. Bach, Beethoven, Granados and Chopin. For details, firstname.lastname@example.org, 878-8684.
'TAMING' PLAYING AT HISTORIC IAO THEATER
Performance at 7:30 p.m. See Friday's listing.
SUNDAY, MAY 15
'A JOURNEY WITH THE HARP' CONCERT
"A Journey with the Harp 2011: Classical Concert No.1" will treat concertgoers to the music of Handel, Tchaikovsky, Donizetti, Puccini, Debussy, Faure, Gliere and others from 3 to 4:30 p.m. at Makawao Union Church. Featured performers include Tatyana Shapiro-Leiste, concert harp; Lisa Paulson, soprano; Karen Stavash, mezzo-soprano; Ruth Murata-Eisen, piano; Irene Chang, violin; and Liz Gregg, organ. Suggested donation of $10.
'TAMING OF THE SHREW' CONTINUES
Performance at 3 p.m. Sunday. See Friday's listing.
'LIGHTS, CAMERA, BALDWIN!' CONTINUES
Performance at 5 p.m. See Friday's listing.
THE WAITIKI 7 RETURN TO STELLA IN S. MAUI
Show starts at 7:30 p.m. at Stella Blues. See Friday's listing.
'ALL JAZZED UP' SHOW HEATS UP SOUTH SIDE
Get "All Jazzed Up" with mother-daughter duo Merika and Louise Lambert during their performance with Bob Harrison from 8 to 11 p.m. at Three's Bar & Grill in Kihei. Cover is $10. For advance tickets, call 205-3971.
MONDAY, MAY 16
'LAUGHTER ON THE 23RD FLOOR' AT IAO
Get an up-close, laugh-out-loud look at the legendary gang comedy writing team of TV's golden age with Neil Simon's "Laughter on the 23rd Floor," a play reading presented by MauiOnstage during its free One Night Only performance at 6:30 p.m. at the Historic Iao Theater. For details, www.mauionstage.com.