Island Events • February 21, 2019

Featured events this week

Tahiti Cabrinha (left) and Carver Glomb in “Seeing the Thing” from Seabury Hall’s performance of “Almost, Maine” • Tonight and Saturday at Seabury Hall; Peter Swanzey photo

THURSDAY, FEB. 21

PICNIC FOR POKI FEATURES LIVE HAWAIIAN MUSIC

Roselani Place and Ola Na Mele Productions bring the spirit of aloha with a Hawaiian music concert at 11 a.m. at Waikapu Community Center, 22 E. Waiko Rd. this month. Location has changed due to rainy weather. This month’s featured guests are Tarvin Makia and Pono Murray. Bring lunch and enjoy free coffee and fresh baked cookies compliments of Roselani Place. For more information, call 871-7720.

FRIDAY, FEB. 22

STARRY NIGHT CINEMA FREE FOR THE FAMILY

Bring a low-back beach chair and/or blanket, spread out on the lawn and enjoy a special 7 p.m. screening of “The Incredibles 2.” Gates open at 5:30 p.m. Come early and enjoy preshow entertainment with Drew Martin and an art activity for the keiki prior to film. Food and beverages from local food trucks are available for purchase. Admission is free. If rainy, movie will be shown in Castle Theater — first come, first seated. No outside coolers or food/beverage allowed.

VILLAGE GALLERIES HOSTS ARTIST MACARIO PASCUAL

Award-winning plein air and studio artist Macario Pascual will be at Village Galleries, 120 Dickenson St. in Lahaina from 6 to 9 p.m. with his newest oil painting of the pali. His annual exhibition continues through March 7. For more information, call 661-4402.

KIHEI FOURTH FRIDAY HONORS WHALE FEST

Enjoy ono eats from food courts, booths, trucks and restaurants, vendor booths, arts and crafts, shopping at center merchants and keiki activities from 6 to 9 p.m. at Kihei Fourth Friday Town Party in Azeka Shopping Center Mauka. Cultural performance by Manutea Nui E, with music guests Paula Fuga, Kimie Miner and Anuhea. For more information, visit www.mauifridays.com.

‘ALMOST, MAINE’ OPENS AT SEABURY HALL

Vignettes that are more raw storytelling than an actual play are presented by Seabury Hall Performing Arts at the ‘A’ali’ikuhonua Creative Arts Center on the Makawao campus. It’s a midwinter’s night around 9, and pathos, passion, humor and romance play out their many variations. Performances are 7 tonight and Saturday. Tickets are $12 for adults, $10 for seniors and $5 for students. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.seaburyhall.org.

ENJOY BLUES-ROCK SLIDE GUITAR OF ERIC SARDINAS

Noted for his use of the electric resonator guitar and his high-intensity live performances, blues-rock slide guitarist Eric Sardinas will be accompanied by bandmates Chris Smith on bass and Demie Solaria on drums during his performance at 7:30 p.m. at McCoy Studio Theater at the MACC. Tickets are $45 and $60 (plus applicable fees) and are available at the box office, by calling 242-7469 or online at www.maui arts.org.

SATURDAY, FEB. 23

BANANA SLUG STRING BAND PERFORMANCE

In celebration of the 39th annual Maui Whale Festival, the Banana Slug String Band gives a special performance from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. at Kihei Public Library, 35 Waimahaihai St. With guitars, voices, crazy characters and an extraordinary ability to connect with children, they change the world . . . one child at a time. For more information, call 875-6833.

LAHAINA ARTS SOCIETY SHOWCASES LOCAL ART

Come meet artists, view and purchase paintings, glass art, ceramics, photography, wood carving, jewelry and more from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. today and Sunday at Lahaina Arts Society’s new location on the lawn in front of Starbucks at Lahaina Cannery Mall.

VISIT SOUTH MAUI ARTISTS IN THEIR CREATIVE SPACES

Maui Open Studios event concludes with self-guided tours from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. today and Sunday of local artists’ studios and galleries located in South Maui. Many pieces are available for purchase at often discounted prices. For maps and more information, visit www.mauiopenstudios.com.

NA HOKU WINNER KAINANI KAHAUNAELE AT MCCOY

Born and raised on Kauai, Kainani Kahaunaele works with a deep sense of responsibility to perpetuate the Hawaiian language through the art of songwriting and poetry. Winner of five Na Hoku Hanohano awards and lecturer at University of Hawaii Hilo’s College of Hawaiian Language, Kahaunaele weaves the revitalization of Hawaiian language and culture seamlessly in her work and music. Tickets are $30 (plus applicable fees) and are available at the box office, by calling 242-7469 or online at www.maui arts.org.

CONCERT CRUISE PART OF MAUI WHALE FEST

Keiki cruise for free from 2 to 4 p.m., when accompanied by a paying adult, on this special concert cruise as part of the 39th annual Maui Whale Festival. Marine education is fun with whalewatching opportunities, naturalist interpretation and the Banana Slug String Band. To book, visit www.mauiwhalefestival.org/concertcruises or call (800) 942-5311.

SUNDAY, FEB. 24

SPECIAL SCREENING OF TRUE TALE TITLE IX FILM

“Rise of the Wahines: Champions of Title IX” is an edge-of-your-seat David vs. Goliath tale of how culture was transformed and injustice ended. This true tale follows the stories of a headstrong African American female coach, the first Asian American U.S. congresswoman (Patsy Mink) and the team captain of University of Hawaii Manoa female volleyball team as they battled discrimination, fighting for the rights of young women to play sports. The 3 p.m. screening in McCoy Studio Theater is followed by a discussion with writer/director/producer Dean Kaneshiro, co-producer Ryan Kalei Tsuji and documentary filmmaker Kimberlee Bassford. Tickets are $10 and are available at the box office, by calling 242-7469 or online at www.mauiarts.org.

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