Island Events

2017 after-party at Mardi Gras Maui fundraiser for Maui AIDS Foundation: Four Seasons Resort Maui • Saturday, courtesy Maui AIDS Foundation.

Island Events • February 22, 2018

TODAY, FEB. 22 EXPLORE ISSUES FACING MAUI MOM & POP SHOPS Maui Business Brainstormers and Akaku Upstairs will address the varied aspects and issues of Maui-based small businesses from 6 to 8 p.m., with pupu and mingling kicking off at 5:30 p.m. at Akaku Upstairs Salon (333 Dairy Road) ...

Ananya Dance Theatre, courtesy the MACC.

Must See: Ananya Dance Theatre

CONTEMPORARY DANCE PROGRAM WITH GUEST APPEARANCE BY NAPUA GREIG. Acclaimed contemporary Indian dance company Ananya Dance Theatre presents “Shyamali: Sprouting Words,” with a special guest appearance by Napua Greig, at 7:30 p.m. in Castle Theater at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center in ...

Lanai plein air artist Mike Caroll. Maui Plein Air Painting Invitational • Lahaina Harbor • Saturday. Maui Arts League photo

Island Events • February 15, 2018

TODAY, FEB. 15 “HAVING A SENSE OF HUMUS” AT AKAKU Vincent Mina, Hawaii Farmers Union United president and owner of Kahanu Aina Greens, the largest small farm in Hawaii producing on average 600 pounds of greens each week, will be discussing how his family began building a successful ...

Whale breaching, Pacific Whale Foundation photo.

38th annual Maui Whale Festival

38th Annual maui whale festival JUMPS WITH EVENTS ON MAUI. Presented by Pacific Whale Foundation, the Maui Whale Festival is a series of inspiring events held during Maui's peak humpback whale season designed to build awareness and share love of marine animals and their ocean habitat. Join a ...

Current U.S. Poet Laureate Tracy K. Smith, tonight at the MACC, Rachel Eliza Griffiths photo.

Island Events • February 8, 2018

TODAY, FEB. 8 AKAKU UPSTAIRS SALON SERIES WOMEN WHO CARE Chelsea Hill, founder and director of 100+ Women Who Care Maui, presents inside information about how to promote or attend to a favorite local non-profit or charity. She will share several stories of hope and success from 6 to 8 p.m at ...

Multi-Grammy-winner Lauryn Hill, photo courtesy the artist.

Multi-Grammy-Winner Lauryn Hill

LAURYN HILL PRESENTS A SPECIAL VALENTINE’S WEEKEND CONCERT. This New Jersey native first came to attention with the multi-talented group, the Fugees. Its sophomore album, “The Score,” which featured the hit song “Killing Me Softly,” remains the worldwide top-selling rap album of all ...

Maui Chamber Orchestra • photo courtesy MCO

Must See: Maui Chamber Orchestra

MAUI CHAMBER ORCHESTRA SHOWCASES YOUNG ARTISTS. The MCO highlights the three winners of its first ever Youth Concerto Competition at 7:30 p.m. Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday at the Historic Iao Theater in Wailuku. Co-winners of the Junior Division are violinist sisters Yxing and Ylang Guo, ages 10 ...

Cuarteto Latinoamericano at the Castle Theater at MACC • Tonight; photo courtesy Maui Arts & Cultural Center.

Island Events • February 1, 2018

TODAY, FEB. 1 MAUI FOOD INNOVATION CENTER TALK AT AKAKU Chris Speere, program site coordinator and associate professor, and Cory Vicens, instructor from University of Hawaii Maui College Culinary Arts Program, will talk about Maui Food Innovation Center, a first-in-state program that ...

Maisey Rika of Maori collaborative group Aotearoa’s Finest • Castle Theater at MACC ~ Tonight; courtesy MACC

Island Events • January 25, 2018

TODAY, JAN. 25 DISCOVER MAORI MUSIC, TRADITION, DEEP ROOTS The Maori musical collaboration, “Aotearoa’s Finest” with Maisey Rika, performs at 7:30 p.m. in Castle Theater at Maui Arts & Cultural Center in Kahului. The distinctive group fuses cultural roots, memorable tunes and ...

Lukas Nelson & Promise of The Real, courtesy Charley’s Restaurant & Saloon

Must See: Lukas Nelson & Promise of The Real

GIFTED WITH WILLIE’S GREAT MUSICAL GENES, LUKAS NELSON BRINGS IT. Fired up from last August’s successful self-titled release, which included Lady Gaga contributing back-up vocals, Lukas Nelson & Promise of The Real are set to blow the roof of Charley’s Restaurant & Saloon at 8 ...

Singer Lisa Fisher • MACC • Saturday; photo courtesy the artist.

Island Events • January 18, 2018

TODAY, JAN. 18 HIT-MAKER PIANIST JIM BRICKMAN AT MACC Experience the sounds of award-winning hit-maker, pianist and recording artist Jim Brickman at 7:30 p.m. in Castle Theater at Maui Arts & Cultural Center in Kahului as he presents one of the most entertaining and romantic concert ...

photo courtesy  Lorne Direnfeld

Maui Pops Orchestra • MACC • Sunday

MAUI POPS ORCHESTRA FEATURES VOCAL TALENTS: Maui Pops Orchestra’s annual sell-out Broadway Pops concert features the vocal talents of Anne Runolfsson and Gary Mauer, with returning guest conductor Jason Howland. These outstanding guest artists with numerous credits on Broadway and beyond ...

Artist Cherie Attix from last year’s exhibition • Friday; photo courtesy Hui No‘eau Visual Arts Center.

Island Events • January 11, 2018

TODAY, JAN. 11 MAUI LIVE POETS SOCIETY PEACE POETRY READING Open poetry readings will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. at Old Lahaina Book Emporium. In addition, the Peace Poem will be present. For more information, call 661-0517, email poem@ maui.net or visit www.peacepoem.org. AKAKU UPSTAIRS ...

New Shanghai Circus; photo courtesy the Maui Arts and Cultural Center.

New Shanghai Circus returns • MACC • Monday & Tuesday

ENJOY THE YEAR’S GRANDEST FAMILY SPECTACULAR: China’s most daring acrobats, jugglers, balance artists and contortionists return to Maui Arts & Cultural Center in Kahului with the New Shanghai Circus. Building on traditional Chinese acts, the NSC adds layers of complexity and daring as ...

Leftover Salmon's Vince Herman at Charley's tonight and Friday; photo courtesy Charley’s.

Island Events • January 4, 2018

TODAY, JAN. 4 SENTRY TOURNAMENT OF CHAMPIONS IN FULL SWING Wanna see golf pros such as Justin Thomas, PGA Player of the Year, and fan favorite Rickie Fowler play golf? Then drive to Lahaina Civic Center, park for free and take a free shuttle to the Kapalua Plantation Course for this ...

Oil painting by Carleton image courtesy Village Galleries

Carleton Plein-Art Exhibit opens ~ Village Galleries • Friday

CARLETON GRASPS ISLE NOSTALGIC CHARM: Village Galleries in Lahaina will open 2018 with a gala reception from 6 to 9 p.m. with refreshments and live music for award-winning plein-air artist Carleton, a repeat winner of the Lahaina Poster contest whose light-filled oils reflect the island’s ...

Phil Lesh (from left), Ross James, Grahame Lesh, Jason  Crosby and Alex Koford return to Maui for two shows at the MACC. Photo courtesy the artists

Phil Lesh & Friends • Tonight and Friday

MUSIC OF THE GRATEFUL DEAD LIVES ON IN PHIL LESH & FRIENDS. Former Grateful Dead bassist Phil Lesh resurrects much of the legendary rock band’s material with fresh twists and innovations while remaining loyal to the original music’s unique quality and non-conformist vibe. This ...

John Cruz – Free Concert Tonight, courtesy Lahaina Restoration Foundation.

Island Events • December 28, 2017

TODAY, DEC. 28 ENJOY SOULFUL VOCALS AND SLACK-KEY MASTERY Recording artist John Cruz performs at Lahaina Restoration Foundation’s monthly Hawaiian Music Series from 6 to 7:30 p.m. in front of Baldwin Home Museum (corner of Dickenson and Front streets) in Lahaina. No charge for admission. ...

Peter Kater concert Dec. 21, 22 & 23, courtesy Peter Kater.

Island Events • December 21, 2017

TODAY, DEC. 21 EAT, DRINK, MAKE MERRY WHILE WILLIE K ROCKS IT Willie K and the Warehouse Blues Band perform at 8 p.m. at King Kamehameha Golf Club in Kahului with dancing until 10 p.m. Tickets for the show are $30; $70 includes the show and a prime rib and seafood buffet beginning at 6:30 ...

Napua Greig, file photo, The Maui News

Napua Greig • Today

FREE COOKIES AND CONCERT BY LOCAL FAVORITE NAPUA GREIG. Roselani Place and Ola Na Mele Productions present Picnic for Poki featuring a performace by Kula singer Napua Greig at 11 a.m. at the Historic Kaahumanu Church (103 S. High Street) in Wailuku. Greig is the kumu hula of Halau Na Lei ...