Island Events

Must See: Dance Maui 2018

CELEBRATE OUR CULTURAL DIVERSTY THROUGH THE LANGUAGE OF DANCE. Adaptations Dance Theater brings local and visiting dance troupes together as one for the fourth annual “Dance Maui” beginning at 2 p.m. outdoors at the MACC’s Yokouchi Pavilion. General admission tickets are $15 (plus ...

Island Events • November 8, 2018

THURSDAY, NOV. 8 LEARN BEST PRACTICES FOR SOCIAL SECURITY A free, one-hour educational presentation addresses retirement planning with regard to Social Security benefits from 6 to 7 p.m. at Wailuku Public Library. For more information, call 243-5766 or email ...

Island Events • November 1, 2018

THURSDAY, NOV. 1 MALAMALAMA MAUI PROJECT EXPLORED Maui resident and creative artist Lehua Simon tells the story of the Malamalama Maui project, a two-year initiative to illuminate agricultural solutions following the close of the sugar factory on Maui, by showcasing the media and artwork ...

Must Go: Made in Maui County Festival

SHOP ’TIL YOU DROP FROM MORE THAN 140 MADE-IN-MAUI-COUNTY VENDORS The fifth annual Made in Maui County Festival promises the biggest shopping days of the year for those looking to buy (and possibly give) locally made products. While the “big festival” shopping is from 8 a.m. to 4:30 ...

Must see: Michael Sakamoto’s ‘Soil’

CONFLICT, COLONIALISM, POLITICAL UPHEAVAL AND MORE TOLD THROUGH DANCE “Soil,” a full-length, intercultural dance theater work directed, co-written and co-choreographed by Michael Sakamoto, references political conflict, colonialism, war, refugees and immigration issues expressed through ...

Island Events • October 25, 2018

SEE FILM FEATURING BILL NYE, THE SCIENCE GUY Catch the illuminating film, “Bill Nye Tells the Truth about Climate Change, Evolution and a Science-Based Worldview,” from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at Akaku Upstairs (333 Dairy Road in Kahului). RSVP for this free event at 871-5554 or email ...

Must See: Honoring Haleakala

CELEBRATE THE MAJESTY OF HALEAKALA WITH MUSIC, DANCE AND A SHORT FILM Spend the evening reveling in the sheer beauty and cultural significance of Maui’s treasured Haleakala National Park (the only national park on island). The celebration includes a dance performance by Halau Hula Wehena O ...

Island Events • October 18, 2018

THURSDAY, OCT. 18 CUBAN PIANIST LIGHTS UP CASTLE THEATER IVORIES Cuban pianist Harold Lopez-Nussa, the 34-year-old scion of an illustrious musical family, takes the Castle Theater stage at Maui Arts & Cultural Center in Kahului with his trio, the Harold Lopez-Nussa Trio. Tickets are ...

Island Events • October 11, 2018

THURSDAY, OCT. 11 CROONER JOHN WILT SINGS TONY BENNETT CLASSICS Singer John Wilt presents a one-man show featuring 30 classic Tony Bennett songs, including favorites such as “I Left My Heart in San Francisco,” “The Best is Yet to Come,” “Days of Wine and Roses,” and others, at ...

Must See: Village People

WANT TO SEE THESE MUSICAL CHARACTERS? HEAD TO THE MACC, NOT THE YMCA. One of the most iconic up-tempo bands of all time, Village People in concert is a non-stop party with six guys who ruled an era. Playing all the hits, from “YMCA” and “Macho Man” to “Go West,”and “In the ...

Island Events • October 4, 2018

THURSDAY, OCT. 4 FILM AS TOOL FOR SOCIAL CHANGE AT AKAKU SALON “How Film Can Be a Tool for Social Change” presented by staff and students of Maui Huliau Foundation as part of Akaku Upstairs Salon series from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at Akaku Upstairs, 333 Dairy Road in Kahului. RSVP for this free ...

Must Go: 96th Annual Maui Fair & Parade

CELEBRATE THE GOOD OL’ DAYS AT ONE OF MAUI’S BIGGEST, FUNNEST EVENTS. Don’t miss one of Maui’s favorite activities for families, friends and anyone who likes to have fun while supporting our island community today through Sunday at War Memorial Complex in Wailuku. Kicking off today ...

Island Events • September 27, 2018

THURSDAY, SEPT. 27 WEIRD SCIENCE, ENERGY HEALING AT AKAKU SALON Mind-body and energy medicine specialist Debra Greene, PhD offers an interactive presentation from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at Akaku Upstairs, 333 Dairy Road in Kahului, on how we can use our minds to heal our bodies. RSVP for this free ...

Must See: 13th Annual Maui ‘Ukulele Festival

UKULELE MUSIC FILLS THE AIR DURING ANNUAL FREE FESTIVAL AT THE MACC. Delight in a relaxed family-friendly atmosphere from 1 to 6 p.m. on the lawn of the Maui Arts & Cultural Center’s A&B Amphitheater as ukulele musicans perform and celebrate Hawaii’s most beloved instrument. ...

Island Events • September 20, 2018

THURSDAY, SEPT. 20 PICNIC FOR POKI FREE CONCERT IN WAILUKU Roselani Place and Ola Na Mele Productions invite you to Picnic for Poki, a free concert featuring Hollis Lee and Friends — including a hula dancer — at 11 a.m. at the Historic Kaahumanu Church in Wailuku. Uncle Hollis (as he is ...

Must See: ‘Ohina Short Film Showcase

SHOWCASE FEATURES ORIGINAL WORKS WITH CREATIVE CONNECTION TO HAWAII. If you love film and you love Hawaii, check out Maui’s inaugural screening of the ‘Ohina Short Film Showcase beginning at 7 p.m. at McCoy Studio Theater at Maui Arts & Cultural Center in Kahului. Since 1999, 'Ohina ...

Island Events • September 13, 2018

THURSDAY, SEPT. 13 AKAKU SALON PRESENTS ‘HEMP REVOLUTION’ TALK Akaku Upstairs Salon Series presents Steve Rose, chief “hempster” of the Maui Hemp Institute for Research & Development from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at 333 Dairy Road in Kahului. Rose will talk about Maui’s “hemptastic” ...

Must See: Henry Kapono & Friends

RESCHEDULED SHOW FEATURES MAUI FAVORITE UNITING TALENT IN SONG. Henry Kapono & Friends, rescheduled from Aug. 26 due to Hurricane Lane, brings together a stellar group of award-winning artists and entertainers in an evening of music, laughter and stories beginning at 5 p.m. (gates open at 4 ...

Island Events • September 6, 2018

THURSDAY, SEPT. 6 AKAKU SALON OPENS FALL SERIES WITH PARENT TIPS Akaku Upstairs Salon Series kicks of this fall’s 10-week season with Celeste M. Gonsalves, author of “Teen Wise” and associated workbooks and founder of “Parent Chat 4 to 9,” from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at 333 Dairy Road in ...

Must See: Ku Mai Ka Hula 2018 Competition

INDULGE YOUR SENSES, CELEBRATE SENSUALITY AT ADULT HULA COMPETITION. Kicking off Maui Arts & Cultural Center’s 2018-2019 season is the annual Ku Mai Ka Hula competition beginning at 1 p.m. at the MACC’s Castle Theater in Kahului. Maui’s only adult hula competition, Ku Mai Ka Hula ...