TODAY, MARCH 15
FREE CHILDREN'S ART PROGRAM UPCOUNTRY
"Adding Shadows to Your Art Work," a free children's art program, will be presented at 3 p.m. today at Makawao Public Library. Elizabeth Brandon, an art instructor of the Lahaina Arts Association, will discuss the importance of adding shadows to artwork and demonstrate how to determine where the light source is coming from by using pencils and paper. All art supplies including chalks and pastels will be provided. The 90-minute program is suitable for ages 5 and older. All children must be accompanied by a parent or caregiver. For information, call the library at 573-8785.
Mardi Gras Maui, Wailuku. Alan Hodara, blues and folk musician at Third Friday, photo by Kehaulani Cerizo
FRIDAY, MARCH 16
KEIKI CAN SLEEP WITH SHARKS IN MAALAEA
Maui Ocean Center's Sleep with the Sharks offers a fin-tastic time for keiki in grades 3 to 8 from 5:30 p.m. to 8 a.m. Saturday at the Maalaea center. Deadline to register is noon Thursday (today). The evening will be filled with hands-on discovery lessons designed to give children a better understanding of the unique marine environment and animals that surround them. Children will see shark behavior at night, touch live sea creatures, participate in a superfeed turtle feed and more. Cost is $60 per child and includes dinner, continental breakfast, snacks and souvenir. For more information, call the center's education director 270-7085.
JIMMY BUFFET WILL PERFORM AT MACC
Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefer Band take the stage at 7 p.m. at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center's A&B Amphitheater. For more information, see Maui Beat on Page 3.
MAPA'S 'SNOW ANGEL' TAKES THE STAGE
Maui Academy of Performing Arts' "Snow Angel," a funny and eerie play about teen angst by David Lindsay-Abaire, will open at 7:30 tonight at the Steppingstone Playhouse in Queen Ka'ahumanu Center. For information, see Backstage on Page 5.
'MARDI GRAS MAUI' HEATS UP WAILUKU
Maui AIDS Foundation will throw a Mardi Gras celebration from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. at King Kamehameha Golf Club in Wailuku. "Mardi Gras Maui," an MAF tradition back after a five-year hiatus, will include cocktails, food and dancing and will feature host Cee Cee, with special performances by Girly Show and Maui Roller Girls. Men in Black II and DJs Astro Ralph and CIA will get the dance floor going. The event will also spotlight artwork from James Hanlon II, Michael Horton, Kevin Omuro, Jennifer Owen and Sidney Yee. General admission is $25; VIP tickets are $100 (includes reserved seating and champagne reception). Proceeds from the event will support MAF. Visit www.Maui AIDS. org or call 242-4900 to purchase tickets.
SATURDAY, MARCH 17
MULLIGAN'S HOSTS ANNUAL FESTIVITIES
Go green with Mulligan's on the Blue during its annual St. Patrick's Day festivities. The 3rd annual golf tournament tees off at 7 a.m.; live music starts at noon. The lineup includes Celtic Hart at noon; The Celtic Tigers at 3:30 p.m.; Isle of Maui Pipe Band featuring world champion Jack Lee at 5:30 p.m.; The Celtic Tigers at 6:30 p.m.; Freeradicals Projekt at 8 p.m. Dinner is served from 3:30 to 8 p.m. and $50 per person includes admission, dinner buffet and table and seating for the evening. General admission is $20 in advance and $25 at the door. No cover before 4 p.m. For more information, visit www.mulligansontheblue.com.
CLASSIC CAR SHOW, MUSIC IN LAHAINA
Lahaina Gateway's fourth annual Classic Car Show fundraiser from 4 to 9 p.m. will feature more than 65 classic cars and trucks, fun activities, Irish and rock music and sales throughout the center. Activities include basketball and skill games, raffle prize drawings, and a St. Patrick's Day costume contest at 6 p.m. to show off the best "green" and/or "Irish" costume. Maui Street Rodders and Maui Classic Cruisers are the featured classic car clubs, whose member's entries will be judged, with winners receiving framed plaque awards. For more information, visit www.lahainagateway.com.
MAPA'S 'SNOW ANGEL' PLAYS IN KAHULUI
Maui Academy of Performing Arts' "Snow Angel" takes the stage at 7:30 p.m. at the Steppingstone Playhouse in Kahului. See Friday's listing.
SUNDAY, MARCH 18
'SWING INTO SPRING' WITH THE MAUI POPS
Maui music icons Jimmy Borges and Willie K. will perform with the Maui Pops Orchestra, accompanied by the Moonglow All-Star Swing Band, during a "Swing Into Spring" concert at 3:30 p.m. at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center. For more information, see Maui Beat on Page 3.
TUESDAY, MARCH 20
MAUI AUTHOR WILL SPEAK AT LIBRARY
Meet Maui author Linda McCullough Decker who will discuss her new book, "Edward Bailey of Maui: Teacher & Naturalist, Engineer & Artist," at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at Kahului library. Decker, whose book has been nominated for a 2012 Hawaii Book Publishers Association's Ka Palapala Po'okela Award in the "Excellence in Nonfiction Books" category, will also talk about the processes of researching and writing a book, the issues and new insights that a biography of an important local figure can bring into focus, and share some examples of Bailey's paintings. She will also make library appearances March 22 in Wailuku; March 23 in Kihei; and April 4 in Makawao. For details, call the hosting library.