THURSDAY, MAY 17
PICNIC FOR POKI AT KA'AHUMANU CHURCH
Roselani Place and Ola Na Mele Productions invite you to join the residents of Roselani Place to a picnic for Poki at 11 a.m. at Kaahumanu Church in Wailuku. Live Hawaiian entertainment. Bring your lunch and a friend with you and enjoy coffee and fresh baked cookies from Roselani Place. Relax under the monkeypod tree for an hour or so at this free event, open to the public.
photo provided by Ebb &?Flow Arts
Kristi Scott and Jett Batoon perform in “and Miss Reardon Drinks a Little,” photo provided by ProArts.
photo provided by artist
“Eh Cuz, We call Dem Slippahs”
photo by Maui Academy of Performing Arts
FRIDAY, MAY 18
ALTERNATIVE ROCK MORRISSEY CONCERT
BAMP Project, in association with Rick Cooper Music, is proud to present one of the most influential figures in alternative rock. Morrissey, live in concert at the MACC Castle Theater at 7 p.m. For tickets, contact the MACC box office, 242-7469, or visit www.mauiarts.org. Prices are $49.50, $59.50 and $69.50 in advance, plus applicable fees. See Maui Beat on page 3 for more information.
MAKAWAO FRIDAY TOWN PARTY
The historic upcountry town of Makawao continues its series of monthly "Friday Parties." The theme for this month's Friday Town Party is "Art Walk" and it celebrates the many art galleries and artists of Makawao from 6 to 9 p.m. Prizes will also be awarded to interactive art hunt winners. For more information, follow the Makawao Town Facebook page at: www.facebook.com/makawao or its Twitter feed at www.twitter.com/makawaotown.
'AND MISS REARDON DRINKS A LITTLE'
ProArts' "and Miss Reardon Drinks a Little" by Paul Zindel, directed by Mark Collmer opens this evening at 7:30 at the ProArts Playhouse at the Azeka (Makai) Shopping Center. It's the story of three sisters who have grown up in a house dominated by their recently deceased mother. Tickets available at the door or call 463-6550. $20 adults; $15 students 18 and younger. Seating is limited.
SATURDAY, MAY 19
SOLO SESSIONS: JUSTIN NOZUKA
Justin Nozuka makes his first Maui appearance in Solo Sessions. Presented by The Maui Arts & Cultural Center, 7:30 p.m. at the McCoy Studio Theater. General public : $25, standard; $30, VIP (includes post-show meet and greet). Member prices: $22.50, standard; $27. VIP. Day of show prices $30, standard, $35, VIP plus applicable fees. Get your tickets at www.bampproject.com, MACC Box Office, mauiarts.org or call 242-7469. Enjoy preshow dinner by Kalama's Catering.
MAUI BREWERS FESTIVAL AT THE MACC
Got choice? Drink craft! All for a good cause at the Maui Brewers Festival from 3 to 7 p.m. Presented by Maui Arts & Cultural Center (MACC) and Maui Brewing Co. at the Yokouchi Pavilion and A&B Amphitheater. This popular event is a fundraiser for The Center with net proceeds benefiting its arts education and cultural programs for students, seniors and the Maui County community. Tickets: $45, general admission; $75, happy hour (2 p.m.) package; $35 designated driver price for unlimited food. Day of event prices: $55, general; $85, happy hour plus applicable fees. This event is for adults 21 years and older only.
TASTE OF MAKENA FUNDRAISER
The annual fundraiser for the Rotary Club of Maui features dishes from some of Maui's favorite restaurants. Live and silent auctions offer a wide range of treasures and adventures. From 3 to 6 p.m. at the Honua Kai Lani Estate. Tickets $75 per person. Visit www.rotaryclubofmaui.org for details. Guests must be 21 or older.
'AND MISS REARDON DRINKS A LITTLE'
ProArts' "and Miss Reardon Drinks a Little," by Paul Zindel, directed by Mark Collmer 7:30 at the ProArts Playhouse at the Azeka (Makai) Shopping Center. $15 Kama'aina Night tickets available for Hawaii residents. See Friday's listing for details.
'EH CUZ, WE CALL DEM SLIPPAHS'
If you have children under 11, you won't want to miss MAPA's performance of "We call Dem Slippahs,' at 10 and 11:30 a.m. at Steppingstone Playhouse in Queen Ka'ahumnau Center. This warm-hearted musical with upbeat original songs and age-appropriate humor shares an important lesson about accepting differences and overcoming cultural prejudices. Free admission. See Backstage on page 5 for more details.
SUNDAY, MAY 20
CHAMBER MUSIC FROM SAN FRANCISCO
Ebb & Flow Arts presents North South East West Festival 2012 a wide ranging, captivating series of six concerts through July, four on Maui. Works by Ravel, Kodaly, Oliver, and Pollock. Lead musicians from San Francisco Symphony are Sarn Oliver; Mariko Smiley, violins; David Kim, viola; Peter Wyrick, cello at the Seabury Hall Performing Arts Studio at 5 p.m. For further information, visit www.ebbandflowarts.org or call: (808) 876-1854. Free admission.