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Scenemakers

Spreckelsville – Kalani Pe‘a (from left, first photo) embraces Martin and Ku‘ulei Martinson following Pe‘a’s concert at Kaunoa Senior Center in Spreckelsville earlier this month; Dana Acosta photo. Kihei – Theresa Supera (left, second photo) and Joseph Schumacher attend ...

Scenemakers

Kahului – Karleen Hultquiest (from left), Gayle Lewis and Willow O’Neill enjoying the Steven Tyler concert at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center late last month; Dan O’Neill photo. Check out featured Maui County people who make the Scene. Share your recent pictures from island life, ...

Scenemakers

Kahului – Cindee Lee (from left), Zack Meggett and Michael and Heather Pilliod rock out at Steven Tyler concert at the MACC Dec. 27; Bryan Berkowitz photo. Check out featured Maui County people who make the Scene. Share your recent pictures from island life, then look for friends and family ...

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Lahaina – Maui Writers Ink authors Oliver Gold (from left, first photo), Nansy Phleger and Elaine Gallant celebrate the holidays at Lahaina’s Second Friday event earlier this month; Chad Jones photo. Wailuku – Ka‘anapali Beach Hotel employees Cheryl Black (from left, second photo), ...

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Looking forward with new band and love of farming

After performing with his father on Dec. 22 at one of the concert highlights of 2018, Pat Simmons Jr. is looking forward to entertaining folks with his new band featuring California-based cousins Sam Frey on bass and Adam Frey on drums. The trio will play a few dates on Maui beginning with a ...

Soulful Maui vocalist back on island for gigs

The dawn of 2019 has been a busy time for Gretchen Rhodes. After singing with Willie K while opening for Steven Tyler at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center on Dec. 27, she joined Mick Fleetwood on stage for New Year’s Eve in Lahaina. Invited by Tyler to sing with The Loving Mary Band, she ...

Judy Blue eyes

Known for singing activist songs since the early 1960s, legendary musician Judy Collins was recently moved to highlight the plight of immigrants in a new song, “Dreamers,” which she released as a powerful video. Sung a cappella to still images of immigrant children and their parents, it ...

Ready to rock

Ready to rock the Maui Arts & Cultural Center’s A&B Amphitheater tonight, Steven Tyler, backed by The Loving Mary Band, will also perform two benefit shows on Maui: a New Year’s Eve party at the Wailea Beach Resort — Marriott, Maui on Monday and at Fleetwood’s on Front St. in ...

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Incisive, penetrating

As coordinator of the Maui Fringe Theater Festival for the past nine years, the most common question I receive is, “What is a fringe festival?” The easy answer is that it is the same thing as a film festival but with plays, but that doesn’t accurately explain what fringe is. The best ...

Wild night at ProArts Playhouse

From the top of “It’s Only A Play,” audiences realize that a wild night is in store for them at the ProArts Playhouse. At a Broadway opening night party, the loveable and extraordinarily green, Gus P. Head (Elisha Cullins) has been hired to collect coats. This young, wannabe actor is ...

Get ready for a wild comedy ride

Like “42nd Street” and “A Chorus Line,” Terrance McNally’s “It’s Only A Play” is a behind-the-curtain look at what it takes to put on a Broadway production. Unlike those dramatic musicals, “It’s Only A Play,” which opens at the ProArts Playhouse this weekend, is a wild ...

Master of satire

When I last spoke with David Sedaris, the celebrated humorist and author ended up interviewing me, asking why I became a writer, and what my “process” was. “It’s a test of perseverance,” he advised me. “No one has their hand out for you when you get out of school. The reality of ...

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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 “DRAGON BALL SUPER: BROLY” PG, 1:40. Action/adventure, animated. Maui Mall Megaplex. 7:30 p.m. today; 4 p.m. Saturday; 1 p.m. Monday; 7:30 p.m. Tuesday ...

‘Escape Room’ is high-concept and not half bad

In retrospect, it’s actually kind of surprising that there hasn’t been an escape room-themed horror movie until now. The popular interactive mystery games are kind of mini films. There’s a built-in set, stakes, opportunities for conflict and teamwork and a logical start and finish. It’s ...

Latest Movies

Maui Scene’s minireviews, excerpts of wire service reviews and previews are provided by studios and other sources. SPECIAL SCREENINGS “THE METROPOLITAN OPERA: ADRIANA LECOUVREUR” G, 4:00. Concert, special event. Maui Mall Megaplex. 12:55 p.m. Saturday. Presented by Fathom Events ...

Latest Movies

Maui Scene’s minireviews, excerpts of wire service reviews and previews are provided by studios and other sources. SPECIAL SCREENINGS “AT ETERNITY’S GATE” PG-13, 1:50. Documentary. Regency Kihei. 10:30 a.m. Saturday. Academy Award-nominee Julian Schnabel’s “At Eternity’s ...

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Island Events • January 17, 2019

THURSDAY, JAN. 17 FINGER-PICKING GUITAR VIRTUOSO TAKES STAGE Ed Gerhard, award-winning guitar virtuoso who excels at 6-string, 12-string, slide guitar and acoustic Hawaiian lap slide, performs at 7:30 p.m. in the McCoy Studio Theater at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center in Kahului. ...

Must See: Slightly Stoopid

BAND NAME ASIDE, THIS DIVERSE GROUP OFFERS SMART, MULTI-LAYERED MUSIC. Now in its second decade of making music, this California-based band formed by multi-instrumentalists Kyle McDonald and Miles Doughty has matured into a versatile musical ensemble with drummer Ryan Moran, percussionist ...

Island Events • January 10, 2019

THURSDAY, JAN. 10 ‘THE ESSENCE’ OF SURFING, MACC’S CASTLE THEATER Catch the celebratory surfing film, “The Essence,” by Bud Browne — father of the surf-film genre — at 7 p.m. in Castle Theater at Maui Arts & Cultural Center in Kahului. The film showcases more than 50 of the ...

Must See: ‘Hollywood to Broadway’

POP IN TO ‘BROADWAY POPS’, ENJOY BELOVED SHOW TUNES, GUEST VOCALISTS. Enjoy a selection of popular Broadway tunes at the Maui Pops Orchestra’s annual sell-out concert, “Broadway Pops,” at 3 p.m. in Castle Theater at the MACC. Guest vocalists Scarlett Strallen and Hugh Panaro join ...

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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: Family Magic, noon.; Hula show, 1 p.m.; Yu-Gi-Oh card session, 3 p.m. ...

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.; Yu-Gi-Oh card session, 3 p.m. ...

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.; Yu-Gi-Oh card session, 3 p.m. ...

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.; Yu-Gi-Oh card session, 3 p.m. ...

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Maui Music

WEST MAUI CANE & CANOE, Montage Kapalua Bay, 1 Bay Drive, Kapalua, 662-6681 Today: Pi‘ilani Arias/My Daze Entertainment, 5:30 p.m. in the bar. Friday: Kapali Keahi, 5:30 p.m. in the bar. Saturday: Gary Larson, 5:30 p.m. in the restaurant; Dayan Kai, 6 p.m. in the bar. Sunday: Gary ...

Maui Music

WEST MAUI CANE & CANOE, Montage Kapalua Bay, 1 Bay Drive, Kapalua, 662-6681 Today: Pi‘ilani Arias/My Daze Entertainment, 5:30 p.m. in the bar. Friday: Kapali Keahi, 5:30 p.m. in the bar. Saturday: Gary Larson, 5:30 p.m. in the restaurant; Dayan Kai, 6 p.m. in the bar. Sunday: Gary ...

Maui Music

West Maui CANE & CANOE, Montage Kapalua Bay, 1 Bay Drive, Kapalua, 662-6681 Today: Pi‘ilani Arias/My Daze Entertainment, 5:30 p.m. in the bar. Friday: Kapali Keahi, 5:30 p.m. in the bar. Saturday: Gary Larson, 5:30 p.m. in the restaurant; Dayan Kai, 6 p.m. in the bar. Sunday: Gary ...

Maui Music

HOLIDAYS MAY IMPACT SCHEDULES Check with venue for changes related to holiday closures and special events. WEST MAUI CANE & CANOE, Montage Kapalua Bay, 1 Bay Drive, Kapalua, 662-6681 Today: Pi‘ilani Arias or My Daze Entertainment, 5:30 p.m. in the bar. Friday: Kapali Keahi, 5:30 p.m. ...

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Side Orders • January 10, 2019

FOOD FOR THOUGHT . . . Those attending the New Year’s Eve rock-star concert at Wailea Beach Resort — Marriott Maui bid at auction and “strummed up” money for Maui Food Bank and the Maui Arts & Cultural Center, both worthy island causes. “Howie Mandel was auctioneer,” says Shep ...

Side Orders • January 3, 2019

RINGING IN THE NEW. . . When comedian and HBO “Real Time” Host Bill Maher entered the stage at Maui Arts & Cultural Center on Sunday, he told the crowd that he only really knows two Hawaiian words: “Aloha” and “Pakalolo.” Both of these words will be an integral part of the ...

Side Orders • December 27, 2018

FESTIVE TIMES . . . The annual array of private jets on Maui’s airport tarmacs brings the well-heeled set who descend on island to kick off their shoes, don rubber slippahs and get into the island groove. Delivering restaurant food to your door in less than an hour is Hopper Maui. These ...

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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 ...

Contemporary artist Kostabi exclusively at Martin Lawrence Galleries

Making two rare, in-person appearances this weekend at Martin Lawrence Galleries, located at 790 Front St. at Lahainaluna Road, is “Bad Boy Painter” Mark Kostabi. Meet this provocative artist at the opening receptions from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday and 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday at the ...

Surf imagery shines at MACC’s Schaefer

A new exhibit celebrating images of surfing and its history opens Sunday and runs through Feb. 17 at the Schaefer International Gallery at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center in Kahului. “Surfing Hawai‘i” presents the most popular ocean sport, beginning with the origins of “he‘e ...

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Maui Scene

December 27, 2018 through January 2, 2019

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SEASCAPE

Happy hour has never been happier at Seascape Maalaea Restaurant. The expansive, open-air hot spot of Maui Ocean Center features a separate entrance so that you don’t need to pay admission to the aquarium exhibits in order to dine there. Just head to the mall side of the aquarium, walk down ...

5 PALMS

5 Palms Restaurant in Kihei beckons to the romantics among us. Couples craving gourmet cuisine while dining at an oceanfront table for two adore it at the first bite. Brides and grooms longing for that perfect location for two or up to 200 of their treasured guests are booking all year long. ...

Takamiya Market slices fresh sashimi for platters

In Hawaii, New Year’s Eve ethnic traditions keep fishermen busy. In fact, the custom of savoring fresh sashimi is more popular than sipping champagne at this time of year in the islands. “Now is the biggest time of year for sashimi sales,” says Takamiya Market Fish and Meat Department ...

New Year’s Eve happenings

Hyatt Maui Resort & Spa readies for the New Year’s Eve countdown with its Drums of the Pacific Luau. In fact, two shows will be offered on New Year’s Eve. Both will feature traditional Hawaiian luau menu items as well as prime rib, fingerling potatoes, salad-bar sides and an extravagant ...

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In the Loop

Tickets are now on sale for Taste of School Gardens, set for Saturday, March 9 at the Maui Tropical Plantation in Waikapu. The seventh annual event benefits Grow Some Good, a local non-profit providing Maui elementary and intermediate schools with working gardens and complementary educational ...

Book Review: Gervais crafts intelligent, thoughtful thriller

• “Hunt Them Down” (Thomas and Mercer), by Simon Gervais Pierce Hunt has returned from a six-month forced leave after a reporter is injured during a bust even though it’s not Hunt’s fault. On his first day back, he’s assigned to assist the transfer of a high-profile drug cartel ...

Thank You Letters

Hats off to the Grand Wailea Resort front desk employees who devoted their time and hearts on Dec. 26 for the 10,000th day that meals were served at St. Theresa’s church kitchen in Kihei. Hale Kau Kau started serving hot meals once a day to our brothers and sisters on Aug. 11, 1991. It is a ...

Entertainment set for Imua benefit

Imua Family Services will present Carnival de Venice Mascheranda Grand Ball as its annual fundraiser March 30 at Hyatt Regency Maui Resort & Spa in Kaanapali. This year’s event will take its attendees, in spirit, to Venice with the Monarchy Ballroom transformed into an elegant, ...

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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 ...