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Island Events • January 17, 2019

Featured events this week

Internet sensation Angelah Johnson • Friday at Castle Theater, MACC; courtesy the MACC.

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. Tickets are $42 and $56 (plus applicable fees). For tickets and more information, call 242-7469, visit www.mauiarts.org or head to the box office.

‘IT’S ONLY A PLAY’ IS STILL ENTERTAINING AUDIENCES

ProArts “It’s Only A Play” — a glimpse into the angst experienced by theater folk — continues its run at 7:30 p.m. at ProArts Playhouse in Azeka Place Makai in Kihei. Additional performances are at 7:30 p.m. tomorrow and Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday through Jan. 27. Tickets are $26. For tickets and more information, call 463-6550 or visit www.proartsmaui.com.

Magician Danny Cole • Saturday at Maui Coffee Attic; courtesy www.azjewishpost.com.

FRIDAY, JAN. 18

INTERNET FUNNY GIRL HITS MAUI, BRINGS BIG LAUGHS

From viral videos to a regular gig on MADtv and comedy specials, Anjelah Johnson shares her unique brand of humor at 7:30 p.m. at Castle Theater at the MACC. Tickets are $39.75, $59.75 and $159.75 for VIP passes (plus applicable fees). For tickets and more information, call 242-7469, visit www.mauiarts.org or head to the box office.

MAKAWAO TOWN PARTY, UPCOUNTRY FUN FOR ALL

Enjoy ono eats, vendor booths, arts and crafts, Upcountry merchants and Komoda Keiki Zone from 6 to 9 p.m. at Makawao Third Friday Town Party. Catch the Pat Simmons Jr. Band’s debut at M3F main stage. Thrill to the amazing feats of fire staff dancer Travis. Test your moves with Maui line dance group, Get Up and Dance, and so much more. Admission is free. For more information, visit www.mauifridays.com.

MAUI FRINGE FESTIVAL ON TAP AT IAO THEATER

The ninth annual festival promoting original theater productions opens with distinctive performances at 6:15, 7:30 and 8:45 p.m., with a VIP opening night party kicking off the weekend at 5 p.m. Staging of original plays continues tomorrow with staggered performances from 1 to 8:45 p.m. and Sunday from 1 to 7:30 p.m. All shows take place at the Historic Iao Theater in Wailuku. Tickets are $15 per show with a limited number of $75 VIP passes available by phone only. The all-festival VIP passes include admission to the catered opening night party and closing night awards ceremony. For more information and to purchase tickets visit www.mauionstage.com or call 242-6969. For the complete schedule and descriptions of shows, see Page 5 in this issue.

SATURDAY, JAN. 19

WOMEN’S MARCH 2019 AFFIRMS ALOHA SPIRIT

Take a stand with like-minded Mauians celebrating kindness, acceptance and aloha for all from 8 to 11 a.m. on the Great Lawn of the University of Hawaii, Maui College campus. After a short march along Kaahumanu Avenue, participants will return to the UH Maui College campus for live music and more. Non-perishable items for Maui Food Bank encouraged. For more information, email mauiwomensmarch@hawaii.rr.com.

MAGICIANS SHOWCASE TALENTS IN TWO SHOWS

Catch “This is Magic, Vol. 3,” featuring more than a dozen local and visiting magicians including Holden Mowat, Timothy Wenk, David Kuraya, Danny Cole, Kurtis Kam and others, at 4 and/or 7 p.m. at Maui Coffee Attic in Wailuku. Seating begins an hour before each show with close-up magic. Tickets are $20 for adults and $15 for ages 17 and younger. For more information or to reserve seats, call 250-9555 or visit www.mauicoffeeattic.com.

FABULOUS AND FEARLESS ACTS AT SHANGHAI CIRCUS

The New Shanghai Circus presents China’s most daring acrobats, jugglers, balance artists and contortionists at 4 and 7 p.m. at Castle Theater at the MACC. Additional shows are at 2 and 5 p.m. Sunday and 2 p.m. Monday. Tickets are $12, $25, $35 with a limited number of $55 Gold Circle tickets (plus applicable fees). For tickets and more information, call 242-7469, visit www.mauiarts.org or head to the box office.

WEDNESDAY, JAN. 23

HUMORIST DAVID SEDARIS SHARES WRITINGS, MORE

Wielding incisive commentary and sardonic wit, writer and master of satire David Sedaris reads from and comments on his prolific body of work at 7:30 p.m. in Castle Theater at the MACC. His signature edgy style is bound to make you laugh out loud. Tickets are $32, $39.50, $47 and $62 (plus applicable fees). For tickets and more information, call 242-7469, visit www.mauiarts.org or head to the box office.

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