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Makawao – Reverend Heather Mueller (left, first photo) accepts a box of donations from Rick Rose, volunteer at Secondhand Heaven last week. The items will be in the silent auction at the Rotary Club of Maui’s St. Patrick’s Day Fundraiser on March 16 at the new Kihei Charter School; Joy ...

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Wailea – Sipping some Zardetto Prosecco Spritzes at Ferraro’s bar e Ristorante before the Maui Wine & Food Classic at Four Seasons Resort Maui are spirit-industry veterans Jodi Komine of The Estates Group (left) and Annie Polk of Johnson Brothers. Carla Tracy photo. Wailea – Kelley ...

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Waikapu – Brandon Vierra (with fan), Daryl Fujiwara (behind) and Lance Duyao enjoy a moment during Maui AIDS Foundation’s Mardi Gras Maui at King Kamehameha Golf Club on Saturday; Hideharu Yoshikawa photo. Check out featured Maui County people who make the Scene. Share your recent ...

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Makawao – Christine Eckart (from left), Emma Mennel and Kekoa Enomoto hobnob on the Hawai‘i Job Corps campus in Makawao after a Feb. 15 bimonthly open house/luncheon; Austin Daniels photo. Check out featured Maui County people who make the Scene. Share your recent pictures from island ...

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Indian classical music

Exposed to rock in his earlier years working with legends such as George Harrison on his “Living in the Material World” album, Indian tabla virtuoso Zakir Hussain began dreaming of becoming a rock drummer. Talking about this desire in a London studio one day, Harrison persuaded him to ...

‘The GIANT’

Anyone who has seen the Deborah Vial Band knows that it is led by a dynamic singer who can power out “Aretha style” on soul covers like “Chain of Fools” and “Dr. Feelgood,” deliver an emotional take on Dolly Parton’s “Jolene,” tenderly sing sweet ballads and mightily rock ...

Bewitching queen of British soul makes her Hawaii debut at MACC

Grammy-winning musician Corinne Bailey Rae has been hailed as the “bewitching Queen of British Soul,” and “the most affecting British soul singer since Sade.” Compared to acclaimed artists like Billie Holiday, Norah Jones and Erykah Badu, her fans have ranged from Prince and Stevie ...

Welcome to paradise

Na Hoku Hanohano Award-winning musician Kainani Kahaunaele is acclaimed for celebrating the Hawaiian language through the art of songwriting and poetry and as a teacher at the University of Hawaii at Hilo. “My passion is to perpetuate Hawaiian culture in a way that is more authentic and to ...

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March roars along with a variety of stage favorites

Irreverent satire appears to be the theme at the Historic Iao Theater in Wailuku this month with two send-up productions on traditional tales. In the current Maui OnStage Youth Theater production of “Robin Hood and His Merry Men,” cheeky performances by a cast of 29 youths embrace ...

The very model of a modern musical

STAGE REVIEW From the moment the first notes float out of the orchestra pit, it’s abundantly clear Maui OnStage’s production of “The Pirates of Penzance” is not your run-of-the-mill operatic experience. Directed by Michael Pulliam, this revision of Gilbert and Sullivan’s comic ...

‘Black Comedy’ explodes with color while ‘Willy Wonka’ goes for gold

There is no theater on Maui that pushes the artistic envelope more so than ProArts Playhouse in Kihei, and its current dual one-acts “Black Comedy” and “ ‘dentity Crisis” is the most intrepid offering to date. The second-act play “ ‘dentity Crisis” by Christopher Durang, will ...

Ahoy mateys and landlubbers alike

A band of raucous pirates. A pair of star-crossed lovers. And an audacious pirate king. If that sounds enticing, then Maui OnStage’s all-new revision of “The Pirates of Penzance” will have you at “ahoy.” “The Pirates of Penzance” had swashbuckling down to an art long before ...

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Latest Movies

Maui Scene’s minireviews, excerpts of wire service reviews and previews are provided by studios and other sources. SPECIAL SCREENINGS “THE MOSES CONTROVERSY” PG-13, 2:20. Concert/special events, Maui Mall Megaplex. 6:30 p.m. today. From “Patterns of Evidence” comes the ...

Latest Movies

Maui Scene’s minireviews, excerpts of wire service reviews and previews are provided by studios and other sources. SPECIAL SCREENINGS “ENLARGED TO SHOW DETAIL 3” NR, 2:13. Concert/special events, Maui Mall Megaplex, 7 p.m. Monday. Alternative rockers 311 hit the big screen in this ...

Stalker-thriller ‘Greta’ has class

Imagine you’re a 20-something living in New York City and you spot a particularly nice green leather handbag on the subway. Do you report it to the MTA? Ignore it and move on? Claim it and its contents for yourself? Return to the owner? For Chloe Grace Moretz’s Frances, a wide-eyed ...

Latest Movies

Maui Scene’s minireviews, excerpts of wire service reviews and previews are provided by studios and other sources. SPECIAL SCREENINGS “GONE WITH THE WIND: 80TH ANNIVERSARY” G, 4:00. Concert/special events, Maui Mall Megaplex, 1 and 6 p.m. today and Sunday. A classic epic of the ...

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Must See: L.A. Dance Project

L.A. Dance project artist collective promises to wow audiences. Former Paris Opera Ballet artistic director, Benjamin Millepied, who choreographed the film “Black Swan, founded the L.A. Dance Project artist collective which hits the Maui stag at 7:30 p.m. in the Castle Theater at the MACC. ...

Island Events • March 14, 2019

THURSDAY, MARCH 14 LAST CHANCES FOR SOME ‘BLACK COMEDY’ AND MORE ProArts concludes “Black Comedy” and a special presentation of “ ’dentity Crisis” at 7:30 p.m. tonight through Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday at ProArts Playhouse in Kihei. Tickets are $26 and available by calling ...

Island Events • March 7, 2019

THURSDAY, MARCH 7 BRIGHTEN YOUR DAY WITH A BIT OF BLACK COMEDY Laugh until your tummy hurts while enjoying two one-act plays, “Black Comedy” and “ ’dentity crisis,” by award-winning playwrights beginning at 7:30 p.m. at ProArts Playhouse in Kihei. The former is an uproarious ...

Must Do: Taste of school gardens

Taste of School Gardens HIGHLIGHTS locally grown ingredients. Benefiting Grow Some Good's school garden program, which connects more than 4,000 Maui students to local food sources through hands-on, outdoor learning experiences, takes place from 5 to 8:30 p.m. at Maui Tropical Plantation in ...

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Shopping Center Activities

KAHULUI SHOPPING CENTER. Sunday: Maui Sunday Market, featuring a weekly rotation of food trucks, vendors, artisans, crafters and entertainment, 4 to 8 p.m. LAHAINA CANNERY MALL. Today: Free hula lessons, 5 p.m. Saturday: Go Green West Side Recycling by Malama Maui Nui, 9 a.m. to noon; Family ...

Shopping Center Activities

KAHULUI SHOPPING CENTER. Sunday: Maui Sunday Market, featuring a weekly rotation of food trucks, vendors, artisans, crafters and entertainment, 4 to 8 p.m. LAHAINA CANNERY MALL. Today: Free hula lessons, 5 p.m. Saturday: Family Magic, noon.; Hula show, 1 p.m.; Cardfight Vanguard trading card ...

Shopping Center Activities

KAHULUI SHOPPING CENTER. Sunday: Maui Sunday Market, featuring a weekly rotation of food trucks, vendors, artisans, crafters and entertainment, 4 to 8 p.m. LAHAINA CANNERY MALL. Today: Free hula lessons, 5 p.m. Saturday: Family Magic, noon.; Hula show, 1 p.m.; Maui Toy Works trading card ...

Shopping Center Activities

KAHULUI SHOPPING CENTER. Sunday: Maui Sunday Market, featuring a weekly rotation of food trucks, vendors, artisans, crafters and entertainment, 4 to 8 p.m. LAHAINA CANNERY MALL. Today: Free hula lessons, 5 p.m. Friday: Maui Toy Works trading card game, 5 p.m. Saturday: Family Magic, noon.; ...

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WEST MAUI DUKE’S BEACH HOUSE, 130 Kai Malina Parkway, Kaanapali, 662-2900 Today: Ben DeLeon, 3 p.m.; Garrett Probst and Keali‘i Lum, 6 p.m. Friday: Fausto Allosada and Tim Osbourne, 6 p.m. Saturday: Keali‘i Lum, 11 a.m. (brunch) and 3 p.m.; Fausto Allosada and guest, 6 p.m. Sunday: ...

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West Maui DUKE’S BEACH HOUSE, 130 Kai Malina Parkway, Kaanapali, 662-2900 Today: Ben DeLeon, 3 p.m.; Garrett Probst and Keali‘i Lum, 6 p.m. Friday: Henry Kapono, 3 p.m.; Fausto Allosada and Tim Osbourne, 6 p.m. Saturday: Keali‘i Lum, 11 a.m. (brunch) and 3 p.m.; Fausto Allosada and ...

Maui Music

West Maui DUKE’S BEACH HOUSE, 130 Kai Malina Parkway, Kaanapali, 662-2900 Today: Ben DeLeon, 3 p.m.; Garrett Probst and Keali‘i Lum, 6 p.m. Friday: Joe Benedett, 3 p.m.; Fausto Allosada and Tim Osbourne, 6 p.m. Saturday: Keali‘i Lum, 11 a.m. (brunch) and 3 p.m.; Fausto Allosada and ...

Maui Music

WEST MAUI DUKE’S BEACH HOUSE, 130 Kai Malina Parkway, Kaanapali, 662-2900 Today: Ben DeLeon, 3 p.m.; Garrett Probst and Keali‘i Lum, 6 p.m. Friday: Damien Awai, 3 p.m.; Damon Parrillo and Tim Osbourne, 6 p.m. Saturday: Keali‘i Lum, 11 a.m. (brunch) and 3 p.m.; Damon Parrillo and guest, ...

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Side Orders • March 14, 2019

WEST SIDE STORIES . . . In celebration of its third anniversary in Kapalua, Taverna Urban Drinks + Italian Eats presented a check for $3,900 for Nabavi Legacy Fund programs for Maui youth. In addition, Taverna Principal Partner Chris Kaiwi will host the “Under the Stars” anniversary bash ...

Side Orders • March 7, 2019

ON THE HORIZON . . . Once again looming larger than life will be the Maui Film Festival June 12 to 16 in Wailea at various resort venues. Festival founder/director Barry Rivers just released the Cosmos “Taste the Universe” passes for the discounted $550 through Sunday, a 30 percent ...

Side Orders

YO, HO, HO . . . Time flies when you’re having rum, er, fun. While the Caribbean is the epicenter of all things “rum,” a Kauai firm’s spirits will flow at Eat Your Drink affair from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Saturday in The Mill House Sugar Room at Maui Tropical Plantation in Waikapu. Seatings ...

Side Orders • February 21, 2019

TICKET SALES GALORE . . . Who remembers the former gourmet Chinese restaurant Ming Court that was housed at Whalers Village in Kaanapali? Back in the day, the owner, Alan Ong, invited Beach Boy Mike Love to dine, and I was lucky to be in the party. Love was the guest of honor and he graciously ...

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When the circus comes to town, and it’s nothing like you remember . . .

Maui Arts & Cultural Center in Kahului presents the return of a Maui favorite in an all new show: The New Shanghai Circus, onstage in Castle Theater Saturday, Sunday and Monday. This dazzling display features fearless performers with boundless energy and amazing skills who bring new ...

Art season kicks off with ‘Art of Aloha’

It’s the beginning of a new year, and with it art season on Maui kicks off in grand style at Lahaina Galleries in The Shops of Wailea when it hosts its highly anticipated “Art of Aloha” from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 27. Admission is free and open to the public. Of course, Maui is ...

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February 28 to March 6, 2019

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February 21-27, 2019

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February 14-20, 2019

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SLAINTE!

Thirsty for that pint of fun at the end of the Maui rainbow? Then say, “Slainte!” Irish for “to good health!” at St. Paddy’s Day celebrations in select establishments island wide. Do wear green, or you may just get pinched. And brush up on famous Emerald Isle songs such as “Molly ...

The Hideaway

It’s a “femme den” and a “man cave” all rolled into one. The Hideaway is a newly reimagined lounge at the Montage Kapalua Bay. The former Cane & Canoe Bar is now a chic yet casual refuge, hiding place, hideout, lair, shelter, sanctuary, sanctum, hermitage, cache, bolthole, nest ...

HUMUHUMUNUKUNUKUAPUA‘A

On social media, Alvin Savella is known as the “Kitchen Assassin,” delighting his many followers with killer food pictures of the tempting kind. In print media, he’s Maui’s current “Chef of the Year” as named by a local magazine in its annual contest. He’s also chef de cuisine ...

Vana at Paia Inn on north shore

Smack dab in the middle of all of the tourist, surfer and hippie-dippie hustle and bustle in Paia is a new restaurant gem — hidden right in plain sight. Vana makes you wanna eat there — and you can do so in casual clothes while dining fine in a garden setting on everything from lox and ...

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Creative Lab Hawaii offers free immersive weekend programs

Hawaii Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism’s Creative Industries Division has unveiled its 2019 Creative Lab Hawaii Immersive and Weekend Ideation Program: From Shorts to Long Form Content — A Program for Indigenous Storytelling, designed for screenwriters, motion ...

Pet of the Week

Looking for an easy going companion to cuddle up on the couch with? Then you should come and meet me, Chief, cat No. 29. I’m a laid-back and loving 6-year-old neutered male that was found cruising Kihei back in December. After all these months of waiting, I’m ready for a forever home ...

Ahead of the Class

To have your class, workshop or presentation included in this free listing, email its title, instructor, location, dates, start/end times, cost and brief description to currents@mauinews.com. Due to the volume of submissions, items will be listed as close as possible to their start date; if a ...

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Wilt / Knight

Jacqueline Knight and Todd Wilt, both of Columbia, S.C., were married on April 28 at The Columns at Six Penny Farm, McGaheysville, Va., in the Shenandoah Valley by Pastor Tim Cole. The bride is the daughter of John and Terry Knight of Bridgewater, Va., and the granddaughter of John Knight, who ...

McMillan / Grad

Matthew Grad and Kyra Grad (formerly Kyra McMillan) were married on April 18 in Las Vegas. Kyra Grad was raised in Kula. Matthew Grad has lived on Maui for over 10 years and is from Bismarck, N.D.The couple live in Makawao with their 1 1/2 year old daughter and are expecting a boy in October.

Sacapanio-Baisa/Lee

Jessica Nohealani Lee, daughter of Derek and Evalani Lee of Kahului, and Marshall Pomaikai Sacapanio-Baisa, son of Terrie Baisa and the late Michael Sacapanio, were married on Oct. 11, 2014, at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Pulehu Chapel in Kula. Bishop Mark Kaaa performed the ...

Corretjer Meader

Nina Meader and Ivan Corretjer were married Sept. 5 on a "secret" Maui beach after eight years of dating. Originally from Washington, D.C., Nina is currently living on Maui and Ivan is living in San Diego. They plan to continue the early part of their marriage together on the island sometime in ...