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Island Events • April 18, 2019

Featured events this week

“Moana” animated Disney film • Tonight at MACC, courtesy the MACC.

THURSDAY, APRIL 18

HOLLIS LEE AND FRIENDS ROCK PICNIC FOR POKI

Roselani Place and Ola Na Mele Productions foster the aloha spirit with a Hawaiian music concert featuring Hollis Lee, or Uncle Hollis, and friends at 11 a.m. at the Historic Kaahumanu Church in Wailuku (103 S. High St.). Bring lunch and enjoy free coffee and baked cookies compliments of Roselani Place. For more information, call 871-7720.

AKAKU UPSTAIRS TACKLES OCEAN PLASTIC POLLUTION

Marine biologist Hannah Bernard and ocean-sports enthusiast Campbell Farrell discuss the implications of plastic pollution and local clean-up efforts from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at Akaku Upstairs (333 Dairy Rd., Suite 204) in Kahului. Admission is free. For more information, visit www.akaku.org/salons.

An awa ceremony performed by Hawaiian cultural practitioners • Friday & Saturday at Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua, courtesy The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua.

‘MOANA’ SHOWING HONORS LANGUAGE AND CULTURE

The Hawaiian-language version of Disney’s animated hit “Moana” — a first for the studio — screens at 7 p.m. in the Castle Theater at Maui Arts & Cultural Center in Kahului. Admission is free.

VISITING ARTIST HEATS UP UH MAUI COLLEGE LIBRARY

Artists and members of the community are invited to attend a free Art Week Party hosted by visiting artist Laura Phelps Rogers and University of Hawaii Maui College Library from 4 to 6 p.m. in the campus library in Kahului. For more information, call (303) 641-3472.

‘AVENUE Q’ CONTINUES TO DRIVE LAUGHS, TOLERANCE

A family enjoys last year’s Maui Earth Day Festival, Polo Maui Photograhy; Makana, LEXI MACKENZIE photo.

ProArts’ presentation of multi-Tony Award-winning musical “Avenue Q” continues at 7:30 p.m. tonight, Friday and Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday through May 5 at ProArts Playhouse in Kihei’s Azeka Shopping Center. Tickets are $26. For tickets and more information, call 463-6550 or visit www.proartsmaui.com. Contains adult content.

FRIDAY, APRIL 19

IT’S ‘JACARANDA SEASON’ AT MAKAWAO TOWN PARTY

Enjoy ono eats, vendor booths, arts and crafts, live music, Upcountry merchants and Komoda Keiki Zone from 6 to 9 p.m. at Makawao’s “Spring Break” town party. Catch Arlie-Avery Asiu at 6 p.m., plus Hawaiian hula and chant by Makamae Murray and more. Admission is free. Visit www .mauifridays.com for information.

CELEBRATION OF THE ARTS INSPIRES CULTURE, MORE

Hawaii’s most reputable artisans, educators, cultural practitioners, speakers and entertainers share their “Aloha I na mea kanu,” or “Love for all things planted,” beginning at 5:45 a.m. with Hiuwai and E ala E ceremonies at D.T. Fleming Beach, with two full days (today and Saturday) of events, films, cultural panels, music/dance, art and activities following at The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua. Most events and demonstrations are free, with the exception of Celebration of Island Tastes from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Saturday (cost is $25 for adults and $15 for keiki ages 6 through 12). For more information, visit www.celebrationofthearts.com or see Page 15 of this issue.

SATURDAY, APRIL 20

MHS BIRTHDAY PARTY FOR FREDDIE THE TORTOISE

The Maui Humane Society invites the community to celebrate its resident tortoise’s 16th birthday with a party from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the shelter campus in Puunene. Keiki craft zone and Easter egg hunt, birthday cake, name-your-price adoptions and food for purchase will be available. For more information, visit www.mauihumanesociety.org.

PIANO-VIOLA-CLARINET TRIO WOWS IN WAILUKU

Internationally renowned pianist Damira Feldman performs chamber music by Mozart, Reineke and Bruch with Teresa Skinner on viola and Jeff Alfriend on clarinet at 7 p.m. at Wailuku Union Church (327 S. High St.). Suggested donation for adults is $25 with free admission offered to students and children. Call 244-9177 for more information.

KAPONO AND HANAIALI’I DO ‘ARTIST 2 ARTIST’ GIG

The final performance in the MACC’s “Artist 2 Artist” concert series features Henry Kapono and Amy Hanaiali’i at 7:30 p.m. in the McCoy Studio Theater. Tickets are $35, $45 and $65 (plus applicable fees).

CELEBRATE LIVING WELL AT MAUI HEART WALK 2019

Join friends and family in support of the American Heart Association of Hawaii during Maui Heart Walk 2019 from 7 to 9 a.m. at Keopuolani Park in Wailuku. Free admission. Call 377-6646 or visit www.mauiheartwalk.org for information.

SUNDAY, APRIL 21

SHOW PLANET RESPECT AT MAUI EARTH DAY FESTIVAL

The 22nd annual Maui Earth Day Festival includes more than 35 organizations, sound healing, yoga, eco vendors and crafters, ono food, an organic easter egg hunt (11 a.m. and 3 p.m.) and live music on three stages from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Paul Kenolio Hall at 1136 Uluniu Rd. in Kihei. Cost is $10 with keiki admitted free of charge. Makana performs in a special Concert for the Earth from 6 to 9 p.m. Monday at the same venue. Tickets are $20. For more information, call 268-1211 or visit www.mauiearthday.org.

TUESDAY, APRIL 23

KALAMA INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL BAND PERFORMS

The MACC’s School Band Concert Series presents Kalama Intermediate School Band at 6:30 p.m. in Castle Theater. Admission is free.

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