TODAY, FEB. 16
'BLACK GRACE' FREE SCREENING AT KSM
Kamehameha Schools Maui will be screening the film "Black Grace: From Cannon's Creek to Jacob's Pillow" at 6 tonight at its Kula campus. The event is free and open to the public and light refreshments will be served. The film tells the story of Black Grace, a dance troupe of Maori and Pacific Islander men, that rises from a small town in New Zealand to the pinnacle of the international modern dance world with the Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival. For details, call 572-3237.
'BROADWAY BOUND' ON MAUI PREP STAGE
Maui Preparatory Academy's "Broadway Bound"?plays at 7 tonight in Lahaina. For details, see Backstage.
BAD BOYS OF DANCE AT CASTLE THEATER
Be amazed by the amazing, athletic "hybrids" of dance, who cover everything from ballet to tap and hip-hop, with Rasta Thomas' Dance Stars with Bad Boys of Dance at 7:30 tonight at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center's Castle Theater. Founded by international ballet star and original bad boy Rasta Thomas, the company, comprised of the most talented and versatile young male dancers in the world, has performed more than 500 shows worldwide. Tickets are $12, $30, $40 (plus applicable fees), available at the MACC box office, 242-7469 and mauiarts.org.
GET CAUGHT IN 'THE MOUSETRAP' IN KIHEI
"The Mousetrap" opens at 7:30 p.m. at ProArts Playhouse in Kihei. For details, see Backstage.
FRIDAY, FEB. 17
SOURCE FESTIVAL KICKS OFF TODAY
SOURCE Interactive Arts Festival celebrates its fifth year during events, with the theme "Circus of Dreams," starting Friday through Monday at Camp Keanae in East Maui. The multimedia, interactive gathering draws hundreds to experience the culinary, healing, performing and visual arts. For details and a full schedule, visit www.SOURCEMaui.com.
DON'T MISS OUT ON MAKAWAO'S FRIDAY
Makawao is not to be missed for live music, ono food and an array of art and activities during Third Friday from 6 to 9 p.m. Along with the theme "Lovers Get Lost in Makawao," sultry songwriter Maeysn will fuse poetic vocals and passionate violin at Center Stage at the Farmers Market. Also, Dr. Nat & John Zangrando will play at the Casanova outdoor stage. Pi'iholo Ranch building parking lot will transform into a "Keiki Korral" with pony rides and children activities; and On Core Studio will offer a free 10-minute massage. Visit www.mauifridays.com.
NEW ART=MIXX EVENT HOSTED AT THE MACC
The MACC hosts its new ArT=Mixx, an event for the over-21 and young-at-heart crowds to explore art while meeting, mingling, dancing and dining, from 7 to 10 p.m. in the pavilion and courtyard. Explore Schaefer Portrait Challenge exhibit; watch live models and portrait drawing by artists; make your own portrait; eat farm fresh food and drinks; dance to DJ CIA. Tickets are $10, plus applicable fees, available from the MACC.
'GREASE' OPENS AT THE IAO THEATER
Maui OnStage's "Grease" opens at 7:30 p.m. at the Historic Iao Theater in Wailuku. For details, see Backstage.
'THE MOUSETRAP' OPENS AT PROARTS
ProArts production of "The Mousetrap" plays at 7:30 p.m. in Kihei. See Thursday's listing.
PINK MARTINI PLAYS AT CASTLE THEATER
Pink Martini performs at 7:30 p.m. Friday at the MACC's Castle Theater. For details, see Maui Beat.
MAUI PREP PRESENTS 'BROADWAY BOUND'
Maui Preparatory Academy's "Broadway Bound"?takes the stage at 9 p.m. in Lahaina. See Thursday's listing.
SATURDAY, FEB. 18
MEET ARTISTS WITH MAUI OPEN STUDIOS
Weekend Two of the 2012 Maui Open Studios kicks off today and continues Sunday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at locations in north and Upcountry Maui. The self-guided tours bring viewers directly to the doorsteps of local artists and artisans. A highlight of this weekend includes studio tours of Hui No'eau Visual Arts Center in Makawao. For details and a map of participating artists, visit www.mauiopenstudios.com.
21ST SWEETHEART AFFAIR HEATS UP
Heat up the night with The 21st Sweetheart Affair from 6 to 10 p.m. Saturday at The Royal Lahaina Resort. Presented by The Rotary Club of Lahaina, the Mardi Gras party includes New Orleans style food, drinks and live music with SLAM featuring David Choy and Kelly Covington. Tickets are $75 per person or $650 for a VIP table of 10. Proceeds benefit Lahaina Rotary Youth Scholarship Fund and the Maui Hotel and Lodging Association Charity Walk. Tickets will be available at the door. Call 661-3611 or visit www.royallahaina. com/mardigras.
MAUI ONSTAGE'S 'GREASE' AT IAO
Maui OnStage's "Grease" plays at 7:30 p.m. at the Historic Iao Theater. See Friday's listing.
'MOUSETRAP' PLAYS AT PROARTS IN KIHEI
ProArts' "The Mousetrap" plays at 7:30 p.m. in Kihei. See Thursday's listing.
MOUNTAIN BIKING FILM TO BE SCREENED
"Pedal-Driven: A Bike-umentary" will screen at 6 p.m. Saturday at Kihei Charter School, 300 Ohukai Road. The free event, organized by nonprofit Maui Mountain Bike Coalition, will offer prizes including Da Kine gear and a Giant STP?dirt jump bike. See pedal driven.howellatthemoon.com.
SUNDAY, FEB. 19
'GREASE' TAKES THE STAGE AT IAO THEATER
"Grease" takes the stage at 3 p.m. at the Historic Iao Theater. See Friday's listing.
'THE MOUSETRAP' PLAYS IN S. MAUI
ProArts' "The Mousetrap" plays at 3 p.m. in Kihei. See Thursday's listing.
THIRD WORLD PLAYS AT HAWAII UNITE FEST
Third World headlines the Hawaii Unite Music Festival at 5 p.m. at the MACC. For details, see Maui Beat.
TUESDAY, FEB, 21
MANA'O RADIO MARDI GRAS PARTY IN KIHEI
Spice up your Fat Tuesday with Mana'o Radio's benefit Mardi Gras party from 6 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. at Stella Blues in Kihei. The event features Willie K and his Warehouse Blues Band, among an array of local music including the S. E. Kalama Ukulele Jazz Band, along with a silent auction, a costume contest and prizes. Minimum donation is $14; dinner packages are available. The event helps support the noncommercial Mana'o Radio, which relies on public funding.