Island Events • January 31, 2019

Featured events this week

South African classical guitarist Derek Gripper • Tonight at McCoy Studio, MACC; courtesy the MACC.

THURSDAY, JAN. 31

SOUTH AFRICAN GUITARIST BLENDS STRINGS, GENRES

A classical guitarist from South Africa, Derek Gripper offers a fresh approach to music based on the sound of the kora — a 21-stringed West African lute — at 7:30 p.m. in the McCoy Studio Theater at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center in Kahului. Tickets are $40 (plus applicable fees) with a 10 percent discount for MACC members and half price for children aged 12 and younger. For tickets and more information, call 242-7469, visit www.mauiarts.org or head to the box office.

BROTHER NOLAND BRINGS MUSIC, STORY TO LAHAINA

Storyteller and enduring Hawaiian music favorite with timeless hits such as “Coconut Girl” and “Big Ship,” Brother Noland shares his roots-centered artistry with Lahaina when he performs for free as part of the Hawaiian Music Series from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on the Baldwin Home Museum lawn at the corner of Dickenson and Front Streets. For more information, visit www.lahainarestoration.org.

Henry Kapono • Friday at McCoy Studio, MACC; courtesy the MACC.

FRIDAY, FEB. 1

‘I HEART WAILUKU’ CALLS LOVERS OF ART, FOOD, FUN

Celebrate the month of romance at Wailuku town party featuring food booths and trucks, arts and crafts, dancing, shopping and entertainment from 6 to 9 p.m. on Market Street. Highlights include free entertainment by Kualoa, Luna Overdrive, magic by Kamishibai, live funk and jazz at Wai Bar and more. Admission is free. For more information, visit www.mauifridays.com.

ARTIST 2 ARTIST UNITES KAPONO, ROBI KAHAKALAU

Henry Kapono and the MACC continue the popular Artist 2 Artist series with Kapono performing with multiple award-winning singer/songwriter “Sistah” Robi Kahakalau at 7:30 p.m. in McCoy Studio Theater at the MACC. Tickets are $35, $45 and $65 (plus applicable fees). For tickets and more information, call 242-7469, visit www.mauiarts.org or head to the box office.

Robi Kahakalau • Friday at McCoy Studio, MACC courtesy the MACC.

SATURDAY, FEB. 2

KIHEI PUBLIC LIBRARY SPOUTS WHALE DAY FUN

Kid Pan Alley’s Paul Reisler and Cheryl Toth, along with local author Gill McBarnet who will read from her classic “The Whale Who Wanted to be Small” and other whale books offer a whale of a good time from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. at Kihei Public Library. For more information, call Kihei Public Library at 875-6833.

PREVIEW EXHIBITION FOR MAUI OPEN STUDIOS EVENT

Check out the opening night announcing the annual Maui Open Studios event, which features 98 artists over three weekends in February, from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Pa’ina Culinary Arts Center at UH Maui College in Kahului. For more information, visit www.mauiopenstudios.com.

Miniature whales race in whale regatta • Saturday at Maalaea; courtesy Pacific Whale Foundation.

DO, SEE, BUY AT ANNUAL BALDWIN HS BLOCK PARTY

Baldwin High School’s fifth annual Block Party features food booths and trucks, live entertainment, game zone, craft and book fair, art expo, bounce castles and a silent auction from 4 to 9 p.m. All proceeds benefit BHS clubs, sports teams and organizations. For more information, call 727-3200 or email Jaye_arakaki@baldwin.k12.hi.us.

RUN, WALK & FLOAT FOR WHALES AT FEST KICKOFF

The 39th Maui Whale Festival kicks off with Pacific Whale Foundation’s annual Run & Walk for Whales beginning at 6 a.m. at the organization’s headquarters in Maalaea followed by the Wild & Wonderful Regatta featuring miniature whale floaties racing through a fast-moving watercourse. For more information, call 249-8811 or visit www.mauiwhalefestival.org.

SUNDAY, FEB. 3

WATCH BIG GAME IN STYLE WITH FOOD, FANS, WILLIE K

Pick your party! Watch the Super Bowl match-up between the Rams and the Patriots beginning at 1:30 p.m. (gates open at noon) either indoors at the MACC’s Castle Theater or outside in the Pavilion. Admission is free. Food vendors provide ono eats and hot and cold beverages are available from onsite bars. For more information, visit www.mauiarts.org.

TUESDAY, FEB. 5

PHILIPPINE SUPERSTAR MAJA SALVADOR ON STAGE

Actress, singer, dancer, and producer Maja Salvador takes the stage with popular actor RK Bagatsing and comedian Pooh at 6 p.m. at the Castle Theater at the MACC. Tickets are $50, $75, $125 and $150 (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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