THURSDAY, MAY 19
SLACK KEY MASTERS WITH SEAN NA'AUAO
George Kahumoku Jr. hosts and opens Slack Key Masters, featuring Sean Na'auao, at 7:30 tonight at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center's McCoy Studio Theater. Na'auao's music career encompasses composing original songs, producing himself and other artists, being a lead and background singer, promoting concerts and founding independent record label Poi Pounder. The musician's repertoire runs from the most contemporary of island music to heartfelt traditional Hawaiian mele. Tickets are $25 for standard and $45 for VIP with artist talk-story session. See mauiarts.org.
BARRY FLANAGAN / BARRYFEST 2011 | MACC
SEAN NA‘AUAO / MCCOY STUDIO THEATER
‘ACTIVE LIFESTYLE DAY’ / LAHAINA GATEWAY
FRIDAY, MAY 20
MUSIC, DINING AND MORE ON PWF CRUISE
Live Hawaiian music, storytelling and other entertainment, along with fine dining and star-studded views, are in store with the Pacific Whale Foundation's Celebrity Chef Cruise, with two trips launching from Lahaina Harbor: 5:30 to 7:30 and 6 to 8 p.m. The evening will feature Chef Norman Williams of Aloha Mixed Plate. For details, 249-8811, ext. 1, or www.pacificwhale.org.
'TAMING OF THE SHREW' IN WAILUKU
MauiOnStage's "The Taming of the Shrew" takes the stage at 7:30 p.m. at the Historic Iao Theater in Wailuku. For review, see Backstage.
'SIDE SHOWS' HITS STAGE AT SEABURY
"Side Shows" hits the stage at 7 p.m. at the Seabury Hall Performance Studio. See Backstage.
MOONALICE PLAYS AT CHARLEY'S IN PAIA
Moonalice plays Charley's tonight. Doors open at 9 p.m. For details, see Maui Beat.
SATURDAY, MAY 21
LAHAINA GATEWAY'S 'ACTIVE LIFESTYLE'
Get moving with Lahaina Gateway's "Active Lifestyle Day" sales event from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. with the latest fashion, activities and nutrition items. The new Teddy's Big Burgers and other restaurants will offer specials. Check out Local Motion, Hawaii Golf & Tennis, The Vitamin Shoppe, Shoe Fetish and other merchants. For details, visit www.lahainagateway.com.
MAPA'S 'JAZZ, TAP & HIP HOP REVUE'
Maui Academy of Performing Arts presents "Jazz, Tap & Hip Hop Revue" at 3 at the Castle Theater, followed by "MOVES" at 7:30 p.m. in the same venue. For details, see Backstage.
FREE CLASSICAL CONCERT IN W. MAUI
The 2011 Maui Invitational Music Festival presents a free classical music concert from 3:30 to 6 p.m. at the Baldwin Home off Front Street in Lahaina. The public is invited to enjoy performances by some of Maui's best classical musicians as well as several youngsters performing for the first time. The Maui Cello Quartet, harpist Tatyana Shapiro-Leiste, Maui Brass Ensemble and the Suzuki-Maui Talent Education and Ability Development group will be featured. For a complete schedule of the 2011 Maui Invitational Music Festival concerts and workshops, visit www.aecg.org or call 283-3576.
'SIDE SHOWS' TAKES STAGE AT SEABURY
"Side Shows" hits the stage at 7 p.m. at the Seabury Hall Performance Studio. See Friday's listing.
'SACRED MUSIC OF INDIA' AT THE STUDIO
Join award-winning Benjy & Heather Wertheimer of Shantala Music as they return to Maui for an evening of kirtan, sacred music and the sounds of India with "Sacred Music of India" at The Studio Maui in Haiku at 7 p.m.; doors open at 6:30 p.m. Shantala has performed and recorded internationally with such sacred music luminaries as Krishna Das, Deva Premal & Miten and Jai Uttal; the duo has 12 albums. Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door. Food, desserts and more will be offered. For details, see Maui Beat.
'TAMING' PLAYING AT HISTORIC IAO THEATER
Performance at 7:30 p.m. See Friday's listing.
MOONALICE PlAYS AT STELLA BLUES
Moonalice performs at 9 p.m. at Stella Blues in Kihei. For details, see Maui Beat.
SUNDAY, MAY 22
'TAMING OF THE SHREW' CONTINUES
Performance at 3 p.m. See Friday's listing.
MAPA PRESENTS 'SLEEPING BEAUTY'
MAPA's "Sleeping Beauty" takes the Castle Theater stage at 3 p.m. For details, see Backstage.
BARRYFEST 2011 KICKS OFF AT MACC
Don't miss award-winning composer, singer-guitarist Barry Flanagan, jazz saxophonist David Choy and SLAM, as well as Mana'o Radio on-air talent and musical artists, including Vince Esquire, Gail Swanson, Randall Rospond and Dr. Nat. The performers kick off BarryFest 2011 from noon to 6 p.m. at MACC's Events Lawn, a celebration of Mana'o Radio's ninth anniversary and recognition of its co-founder, Barry Shannon. Kathy Collins hosts the tribute to her late husband and annual fundraiser for the nonprofit, noncommercial radio station. For details, see Maui Beat.
MONDAY, MAY 23
STORIES, POEMS AND VIDEO IN MAKAWAO
"The Poem Guy of Paia Says Goodbye" as Bill Keys presents the five-month culmination of composing poems on Baldwin Avenue. Keys offers a night of stories, poems and video at 8:30 p.m. at Makawao Union Church. Doors open at 8. Entry is $10 suggested donation at door. See poemswhileyouwait.blogspot.com/.