TODAY, FEB. 9
THE SZYMANOWSKI QUARTET AT MACC
The international award-winning Szymanowski Quartet takes the stage at 7:30 p.m. at Maui Arts & Cultural Center's Castle Theater. For details, see Maui Beat.
“Kiss This!” photo of Jessica Dungans by Michael Andrews.
Curtis “Chino” LaForge photo provided by Power Up Comedy.
“The Outsiders” photo of Shawn Naone-Burger and Katarina Kress provided by director Chris Kepler.
SLACK KEY MASTERS: LEDWARD KA'APANA
Grammy Award winner George Kahumoku Jr. opens Slack Key Masters, featuring Ledward Ka'apana, at 7:30 p.m. at MACC's McCoy Studio Theater. For details, see Maui Beat.
POWER UP COMEDY WITH 'CHINO' LAFORGE
Power Up Comedy presents Curtis "Chino" LaForge, fresh off a whirlwind interisland tour with comic celebrity Steve-O. The isle comedian will perform at 10 p.m. at Casanova in Makawao. Power Up Comedy All Stars will open and local radio personality Ray "Boom Boom" Chavez will host. Tickets are $10. For details, PowerUpComedy.com.
FRIDAY, FEB. 10
'FALL IN LOVE WITH LAHAINA' ON FRIDAY
Lahaina's Friday Town Party marks Valentine's Day with its theme "Fall in Love with Lahaina." The monthly street party from 6 to 9 p.m. will feature specials at shops, restaurants, galleries, museums and more. Find live music at Hard Rock Caf, Wharf Cinema Centers, Kimo's and Pioneer Inn. Also, " 'Ulalena" will make a special appearance and offer a conch shell blessing. The Wo Hing Museum will feature a lecture on the history of Chinese coins at 6:30 pm and the Baldwin Home Museum will feature a video presentation by renowned underwater photographer Flip Nicklin at 7:30 pm. Both presentations are free. For more information on deals, visit mauifridays.com.
LAST WEEKEND FOR KKHS' 'OUTSIDERS'
Don't miss the final weekend of King Kekaulike Drama Club's "The Outsiders," adapted by Christopher Sergel based on the 1967 coming-of-age novel by teenage author S. E. Hinton, at 7 p.m. at the Upcountry campus. For details, see Backstage.
GET READY FOR NIGHT OF COMEDY HYPNOSIS
Fasten your seat belt for a fast-paced, action-packed, fun-filled evening of hypnotic comedy mayhem at 9:30 p.m. at Stella Blues Cafe in Kihei. The one-night-only show makes audience members the stars who hilariously entertain under the spell of Las Vegas-trained master hypnotist Joshua Blue. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased in advance at deepbluehypnosis.com.
BAMBU STATION CD RELEASE CONCERT
Acclaimed Virgin Islands group Bambu Station will mark the release of their latest album "Children of Exodus" with a concert at 10 p.m. at Casanova in Makawao. Local band Rootz 'n Creation will open. Cover is $20.
SATURDAY, FEB. 11
KEALI'I REICHEL AND HALAU IN 'KUKAHI'
Renowned recording artist and kumu hula Keali'i Reichel, along with his Halau Ke'alaokamaile, will perform in their annual show "Kukahi" at 7:30 p.m. at MACC's Castle Theater. For details, see Maui Beat.
NOTED HISTORIAN WILL GIVE READING
Adesina Ogunelese, a noted historian of Afrikan and Afrikan-American History, will present a series of free Black History Month programs at Makawao Public Library this month. "Black History Children's Story Hour," featuring a reading of Leontyne Price's "Aida," will be offered at 2 p.m. For more information, call the library at 808-573-8785.
KKHS' PERFORMS 'THE OUTSIDERS'
King Kekaulike Drama Club's "The Outsiders" takes the stage at 7 p.m. See Friday's listing.
SUNDAY, FEB. 12
'OHANA DAY KICKING OFF AT BAILEY HOUSE
The Maui Historical Society/ Bailey House Museum presents 'Ohana Day from noon to 4 p.m. Bring an ukulele or guitar for old-fashioned kani ka pila and talk story with friends and family while touring the museum. Admission is half off: $3 for adults; $2 for seniors; children 12 and younger are free. For details, visit www.mauimuseum.org.
UPCOUNTRY SUNDAYS WITH MANA'O RADIO
Mana'o Radio presents Upcountry Sundays Acoustic Style featuring Haiku Hillbillys from 2 to 5 p.m. at Casanova in Makawao. Singer-songwriters Michael Bernier, Cohen and Elaine Ryan will also perform. Cover is $7, which helps keep Mana'o on the air.
'THE OUTSIDERS' TAKES THE STAGE
"The Outsiders" plays at 3 p.m. at the King Kekaulike campus. See Friday's listing.
'KUKAHI 2012' TAKES THE STAGE AT MACC
Keali'i Reichel and Halau Ke'alaokamaile perform in "Kukahi 2012" at 7:30 p.m. at MACC's Castle Theater. See Saturday's listing.
'BLACK OPERA DIVAS' AT MAKAWAO LIBRARY
Adesina Ogunelese will present "Profiling Black Opera Divas: Marian Anderson and Leontyne Price" at 6 p.m. See Saturday's listing.
HAWAII BALLROOM VALENTINE'S DANCE
Hawaii Ballroom Dance Association will present a Valentine's dance from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Maui Beach Hotel's Elleair Ballroom in Kahului. Tickets are $25 through Friday, and $40 from Saturday and at the door. For information and/or tickets, call Lydia Dela Cruz at 244-3263.
ONO'S 'HAPPILY EVER AFTER??' IN WAILUKU
Maui OnStage's free monthly performance series ONO! presents "Happily Ever After??" at 6:30 p.m. at the Historic Iao Theater. For details, see Backstage.
HAPA DINNER SHOW AT STELLA BLUES
Barry Flanagan and Ron Kuala'au of HAPA will perform a special Valentine's Day dinner show with 5 and 8 p.m. seatings at Stella Blues Cafe in Kihei. Call Stella Blues at 874-3779 or visit stellablues.com for details.
WILLIE K AND BAND ROMANCES CASANOVA
Wille K and band will get guests in the mood during "Canzoni d' Amore" (love songs), with special guest chanteur Toni Pacino, during a Valentine's dinner show. Music starts at 8 p.m. For prices and reservations, call 572-0220.
KIT KAT CLUB, MOTHxp 'KISS THIS!' AT THREE'S
Loathe or love Valentine's Day with "Kiss This!" at 9 p.m. at Three's Bar & Grill in Kihei. MOTHxp and Kit Kat Club Cabaret will perform a "variety of acts showcasing the beautiful and not-so-beautiful facets of love" during the show, which can be paired with dinner. Tickets are $10 at the door or $5 with dinner reservations. For more information, find Kit Kat Club Cabaret on Facebook.