Island Events

Island Events • May 23, 2019

FRIDAY, MAY 24 BARRIO FIESTA TURNS 50 WITH THREE-DAY PARTY Barrio Fiesta, a longtime Filipino cultural festival and Maui event staple, celebrates its 50th anniversary with three days of great food, entertainment featuring the comedian HappySlip and others, contests including Miss Barrio ...

Must Go: Maui Matsuri

CELEBRATE JAPANESE CULTURE AND MORE AT ANNUAL MAUI MATSURI. Don’t miss the only Japanese festival on Maui with two days of immersive cultural experiences through dance, music, contests, food and more. Maui Matsuri International Culture Night takes place from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday featuring a ...

Island Events • May 16, 2019

THURSDAY, MAY 16 ERNEST PUA‘A PERFORMS LIVE AT PICNIC FOR POKI Roselani Place and Ola Na Mele Productions foster the aloha spirit with a Hawaiian music concert featuring “Da Barefoot Warrior” Ernest Pua‘a at 11 a.m. at the Historic Kaahumanu Church in Wailuku (103 S. High St.). ...

Must Go: Maui Brewers Festival

ANNUAL MACC FUNDRAISER REGARDED AS ONE OF MAUI’S TOP FESTIVALS Showcasing more than 90 craft brews from more than 40 participating breweries — including 14 from Hawaii — the Maui Brewers Festival from 3:30 to 7 p.m. (2 p.m. for special VIP event) at the MACC is a must for aficionados of ...

Island Events • May 9, 2019

FRIDAY, MAY 10 HAWAII’S MUSIC, CULTURE CELEBRATED IN LAHAINA “Mele Mei Lahaina” is the theme of this month’s Lahaina Second Friday from 5 to 9 p.m. on Front Street, featuring vendor booths, arts and crafts, keiki activities, Lahaina merchants, entertainment by Maui Jam, Napua, Marvin ...

Must Go: Seabury Hall Craft Fair

ANNUAL SPRING RITE FEATURES LOCAL ARTISANS, ONO FOOD AND LIVE MUSIC. Each May, the Seabury Hall Craft Fair attracts thousands to the Olinda Road campus in Makawao for a full day of shopping, perusing, eating, mulling, chatting and dancing to live music. With more than 100 artisans and ...

Island Events • May 2, 2019

THURSDAY, MAY 2 MICHAEL FRANTI BRINGS MUSIC BUILT FOR CHANGE Musician, singer-songwriter, filmmaker and humanitarian Michael Franti — a pioneering force in the music industry — takes the stage with his band, Spearhead, at 7:30 p.m. in Castle Theater at Maui Arts & Cultural Center ...

Must See: Cazimero Lei Day Concert

CELEBRATE LEI DAY WITH MUSIC, DANCE AND KUMU HULA ROBERT CAZIMERO Kumu Hula Robert Uluwehi Cazimero returns with his ever-popular Lei Day event, along with the musicians and dancers from his Merrie Monarch Festival-winning Halau Na Kamalei. Enjoy the smooth showmanship, talent and graciousness ...

Island Events • April 25, 2019

THURSDAY, APRIL 25 BARRY RIVERS TALKS FILM FEST AT AKAKU Founder/director of the upcoming Maui Film Festival, Barry Rivers talks story about the film selection and submission process as well as sharing previews of films under consideration while requesting community input from 6 to 7:30 ...

Must See: Tibetan Flutist Nawang Khechog

TIBETAN FLUTE MASTER ENCHANTS WITH SPIRIT-INFUSING SOUNDS OF PEACE. Nawang Khechog, Tibet’s foremost contemporary musician and Grammy-nominated flute player, performs at 3 p.m. in the MACC’S McCoy Studio Theater accompanied by Hawaiian music legend Keola Beamer. As an added bonus, two ...

Island Events • April 18, 2019

THURSDAY, APRIL 18 HOLLIS LEE AND FRIENDS ROCK PICNIC FOR POKI Roselani Place and Ola Na Mele Productions foster the aloha spirit with a Hawaiian music concert featuring Hollis Lee, or Uncle Hollis, and friends at 11 a.m. at the Historic Kaahumanu Church in Wailuku (103 S. High St.). Bring ...

Must See: J Boog & Tarrus Riley – BASH 2019

ISLAND REGGAE SUPERSTAR returns to maui with very special guest. Catch Samoan singer and Hawaii favorite J Boog — a wildly gifted artist who fuses reggae with R&B, hip-hop and rock — when he appears with Jamaican reggae sensation Tarrus Riley, son of veteran singer Jimmy Riley, at 6 ...

Island Events • April 11, 2019

To purchase tickets or request information for events at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center in Kahului, call 242-7469, visit www.mauiarts.org or head to the box office (unless otherwise specified in event listing). THURSDAY, APRIL 11 OCEAN / REEF HEALTH TOPIC AT AKAKU UPSTAIRS SALON Maui ...

Must See: Sean Dorsey’s ‘Boys in Trouble’

PERFORMANCE TROUPE UNPACKS TOXIC MASCULINITY THROUGH DANCE. Transgender choreographer Sean Dorsey returns to Maui with the new dance show “Boys in Trouble” — an extravaganza of full-throttle dance, raw emotion, irreverent humor and vulnerable storytelling that examines American ...

Island Events • April 4, 2019

THURSDAY, APRIL 4 HIP-HOP HITS MAUI WITH EVOLVED ATMOSPHERE Hip-hop’s Atmosphere has not only survived two decades of making music, but continues to thrive. Catch the dynamic group perform at 7:30 p.m. in Castle Theater at Maui Arts & Cultural Center in Kahului. Tickets are $29.50 and ...

Must See: ‘Annie’ the musical

FOLLOW THE ANTICS OF THE PRECOCIOUS ANNIE IN BELOVED MUSICAL. King Kekaulike High School presents the classic Tony-Award winning musical “Annie,” based on the comic strip “Little Orphan Annie, at 7 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays through April 13, and 3 p.m. Sunday, April 14 at the King ...

Island Events • March 28, 2019

THURSDAY, MARCH 28 BILL KIRCHEN AND HIS TRIO PLAY VALLEY ISLE Grammy-nominated musician Bill Kirchen and his trio perform at 7:30 p.m. in the McCoy Studio Theater at Maui Arts & Cultural Center in Kahului. A founding member of Commander Cody and His Lost Planet Airmen, Kirchen is touring ...

Must See: ‘Once on This Island JR.’

MORTALS AND DEITIES MINGLE IN MAUI ONSTAGE YOUTH THEATER OFFERING. Gods and goddesses meddle in the lives of mortals in Maui OnStage Youth Theater’s presentation of “Once on This Island JR.” at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday in the Historic Iao Theater in Wailuku. This ...

Island Events • March 21, 2019

THURSDAY, MARCH 21 TABLA AND SITAR CREATE MAGICAL MUSIC TOGETHER Tabla master Zakir Hussain and sitarist Niladri Kumar come together in a stellar performance at 7:30 p.m. in Castle Theater at Maui Arts & Cultural Center in Kahului. Those attending are requested to arrive by showtime. ...

Must See: Ana Vidovic

Croatian guitar virtuoso brings her elite talent to macc stage. Ana Vidovic may qualify as a musical savant of sorts. Picking up the guitar at the tender age of five, Vidovic was performing internationally at 11 years old and attending the prestigious National Musical Academy in Zagreb, ...