FRIDAY, APRIL 19
SEABURY HALL'S 'DANCE SHOWCASE 2013' OPENS
Seabury Hall Performing Arts presents its 24th annual Dance Showcase from 7 p.m. in the A'ali'ikuhonua Creative Arts Center on the Seabury Hall campus. The show also runs at 7 p.m. Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $12 adults, $10 seniors, $5 students. For more information and reservations, call 573-1257 or visit www.seaburyhall.org. See Backstage.
Steel Guitar Fest Fri-Sun
'FOOTLOOSE' PLAYING AT KING KEKAULIKE
"Footloose," presented by King Kekaulike's Dramatic Arts Company starts at 7 p.m. in the cafetorium at the King Kekaulike High School campus in Pukalani. The show also runs 7 p.m. Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $8 adults, $6 students and are available at the door only one half hour before the show. See Backstage.
THREE-DAY HAWAIIAN STEEL GUITAR FESTIVAL
The Arts Education for Children Group presents the fifth annual Maui Hawaiian Steel Guitar Festival beginning at 5:30 p.m. at the Ka'anapali Beach Hotel. There will be two days of free workshops and jam sessions hosted by master players. The event ends Sunday with a champagne brunch in the Tiki Terrace, the only festival event that is not free. See Maui Beat, call 283-3576.
SOJA IN CONCERT AT THE MACC AMPHITHEATER
Reggae band SOJA returns to Maui Arts & Cultural Center's Pavilion/Amphitheater. Gates open at 5 p.m. American hip-hop, alternative rap band, Atmosphere, will open the show at 6 p.m. Tickets are $39.50 general, $80 VIP ($5 increase on show day), plus applicable fees. For tickets and information, visit the MACC box office, call 242-7469 or visit www.mauiarts.org. See Maui Beat.
DALA TO DEBUT ON MAUI AT MCCOY THEATER
Dala, the Canadian duo of Amanda Walther and Seila Carabine, will be in concert at 7:30 p.m. in the Maui Arts & Cultural Center's McCoy Theater. Tickets are $25, plus applicable fees. For tickets and information, visit the MACC?box office, call 242-7469 or visit www.mauiarts.org. See Maui Beat.
'LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS' AT BHS
The Baldwin High School Performing Arts Learning Center and Baldwin Theatre Guild will present "Little Shop of Horrors" at 7:30 p.m. in the Loudon Mini-Theatre in back of the school campus. The show also runs at 2 p.m. Saturday and the final show is at 5 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $12 adults, $9 for seniors and $7 students (17 and younger), available at the door one hour prior to showtime. For presale tickets, call 984-5656, ext. 315. There are no reservations and seating is limited. For more information, see Backstage.
CATCH MAPA'S 'FRESHER AHI' AT THE PLAYHOUSE
Maui Academy of Performing Arts presents "Fresher Ahi" at 7:30 p.m. in Steppingstone Playhouse at Queen Ka'ahumanu Center. The show also runs at 7:30 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $16 adults, $14 seniors and $12 students (18 and younger), available online at www.mauiacademy.org, by calling 244-8760 or by visiting the Customer Service Kiosk at Queen Ka'ahumanu Center.
'SPRING FLING' TOWN PARTY IN MAKAWAO
Makawao celebrates the return of spring with its "Spring Fling" themed Friday Town Party, from 6 to 9 p.m. on Baldwin Avenue. Stroll from one end of Makawao to the other to experience all the highlights. Baldwin Avenue will be closed between Brewer Road and Makawao Avenue from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. Visit www.mauifridays.com for more information.
SATURDAY, APRIL 20
HAWAIIAN MOONLIGHT BENEFIT CONCERT
The Maui Historical Society and friends will host its monthly "Hawaiian Moonlight" with George Kahumoku Jr. from 6 to 9 p.m. on the grounds of Bailey House Museum in Wailuku. Tickets are $25 general and $20 for MHS members (includes admission to the museum before and during the concert). For details, call 244-3326.
JOIN KAMEHAMEHA SCHOOLS' HO'OLAULE'A
Kamehameha Schools Maui will celebrate its 9th annual Ho'olaule'a from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the school campus. Alaka'i Paleka will emcee the program featuring Ho'eu (Brown Bags winners), Jared Roback and Friends and more. Activities include horseshoe tournament, keiki games, teen zone, arts and crafts, silent and live auctions and more. Admission is free.
ENJOY THE ST. ANTHONY FUN DAZE BAZAAR
St. Anthony Grade School presents Fun Daze Bazaar from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Entertainment includes Frank Delima, Mitch Kepa Band, Kaniala Masoe, Deja Vu Band and more. There will be a silent auction, live auction, games and country store. Call 244-4976 for details.
HAIKU HO'OLAULE'A & FLOWER FESTIVAL
The Haiku Ho'olaule'a & Flower Festival will be from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Haiku Community Center and grounds. The festival is the main fundraising event for Haiku School, with the help of the Haiku Boys and Girls Club and Haiku Community Association. Entertainment includes Ekolu, Makana, Eric Gilliom, Amy Hanaiali'i Gilliom, Ahumanu and Lei'ohu Ryder. For details, visit www.haikuhoolaulea.org.
SUNDAY, APRIL 21
HAIKU HOMECOMING LUAU CELEBRATION
In addition to the Ho'olaule'a on Saturday, the Haiku Living Legacy project will host the Haiku Homecoming Lu'au from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Haiku Community Center. Community members are invited to have lunch, talk story, enjoy music by falsetto and slack key master Richard Ho'opi'i, and participate in a Haiku historical display. Tickets are $25, available at www.haikuhoolaulea.org or at the Haiku School office. During the event, there will be copies of Louis Baldovi's reprinted book "Holoholo to Wen I Wuz, Kolohe Days in Haiku, Maui" for sale.
THE GOOD NEWS BLUES CRUISE TO BENEFIT M.O.I.
This benefit cruise for for M.O.I. (Men of Integrity Philippine Missions) will meet at the Trilogy loading dock #1. The boat leaves at 4:30 and last through sunset. Advance tickets are $55 each (two for $90); cost is an additional $10 if purchased at the boat. Heavy pupu, soft drinks and music by Darrell Mansfield and the Haiku Hillbillies are included. For tickets and details, call 310-686-6520.