Island Events • February 7, 2019

MAUI OPEN STUDIOS WEEKEND NO. 1 Sat & Sun | West, Central & North Maui Montage of artists participating in Maui Open Studios, courtesy Kathryn Quan.

THURSDAY, FEB. 7

TWO PREMIER CLASSICAL STRING QUARTETS IN ONE

In a Maui first, two world-renowned classical string quartets, the Prazak Quartet and the Zemlinsky Quartet, perform pieces from Strauss, Brahms and Mendelssohn at 7:30 p.m. in the McCoy Studio Theater at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center in Kahului. Tickets are $45 and $65 (plus applicable fees) and are available at the box office, by calling 242-7469 or online at www.mauiarts.org. MACC members receive a 10 percent discount, and keiki 12 and younger are admitted at half-price.

FRIDAY, FEB. 8

CELEBRATE CHINESE NEW YEAR IN LAHAINA TOWN

It’s the Year of the Pig party at Lahaina’s weekly town party. Celebrate Chinese New Year with a full slate of cultural activities beginning at 2 p.m. at the Wo Hing Museum and Cookhouse. The fun continues from 5 to 8 p.m. at Campbell Park with entertainment by Maui Jam, Brianna and Reagan Timmons and more. See Chinese lion dancers weave along Front Street. in advance of performance. Admission is free. For more information, visit www.mauifridays.com or www.lahainarestoration.org.

TOP NOVELIST DISCUSSES HIS CREATIVE PROCESS

Richard Powers, recipient of the National Book Award, a MacArthur Fellowship and author of the best-selling novel “The Overstory” about trees and people, reads excerpts

and talks story about creativity beginning at 7 p.m. at the MACC’s McCoy Studio Theater as part of the Merwin Conservancy’s Green Room series. Book signing, refreshments and pop-up book store follow. Tickets are $25 and $10 for students with valid ID (plus applicable fees). For tickets and more information, call 242-7469, visit www.mauiarts.org or head to the box office.

SATURDAY, FEB. 9

ANNUAL BAZAAR HAS IT ALL — AND THEN SOME

Enjoy ono eats, midway games, rummage sale and silent auction items, entertainment, a country store and more at the annual Christ the King Bazaar from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the church campus in Kahului. Admission and parking are free. For more information, all 246-4279.

WORLD FAIR FOR KEIKI AT ROOTS SCHOOL IN HAIKU

Roots School, a private nonprofit school serving students from preschool through 8th grade, hosts its annual Children’s World Fair fundraiser featuring pony rides, face painting, photo booth, bouncy castle, entertainment, games, food, upscale silent auction and more from 2 to 6 p.m. at 65 Hana Hwy. in Paia. All proceeds benefit Roots School’s Tuition Aid Program. For more information about the school and its programs, visit www.rootsmaui.org.

”PLAY ON’ FOR THE LOVE OF MAUI CHAMBER MUSIC

The gala benefit for the Maui Chamber Orchestra, “Play On,” features beverages, heavy pupu and a concert of instrumental and vocal music from 5 to 7:30 p.m. at Olowalu Plantation (810 Olowalu Village Rd.). Tickets are $125 per person. For tickets and information, visit www.mauichamberorchestra.org.

SEE WHERE MAUI ARTISTS DO THEIR CREATIVE THING

The annual Maui Open Studios event kicks off with self-guided tours from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. today and Sunday of local artists’ studios and galleries located in west, central and north Maui. Many pieces are available for purchase at often discounted prices. Additional tours are held Feb. 16 to 17 (Upcountry) and Feb. 23 to 24 (South Maui) For maps and more information, visit www.mauiopenstudios.com.

MEET FEATURED PLEIN AIR ARTISTS AT RECEPTION

Learn about Lahaina Arts Society’s featured February artists, plein air oil painters Pamela Neswald and Raliegh Timmons, during a meet-the-artists reception for their new exhibit “HoloHolo” from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. today and Sunday at Banyan Tree Gallery in Lahaina. Enjoy refreshments while you peruse works painted on location in Maui. The exhibit is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily through March 4. For more information, visit www.lahainaarts.com.