Island Events • April 25, 2019

Featured events this week

“Those Were the Days” poster, courtesy MCAA; Inset photo: Maui Choral Arts Association, JACK GRACE photo.

THURSDAY, APRIL 25

BARRY RIVERS TALKS FILM FEST AT AKAKU

Founder/director of the upcoming Maui Film Festival, Barry Rivers talks story about the film selection and submission process as well as sharing previews of films under consideration while requesting community input from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at Akaku Upstairs salon, 333 Dairy Rd., Ste. 204, in Kahului. Admission is free. RSVP at www.akaku.org/salons.

FRIDAY, APRIL 26

PURE DELIGHT AT UH-MAUI’S ‘BITTERS & BITES’

Join the University of Hawai’i office of Alumni Relations for an evening of modern cuisine and contemporary cocktails with UH Maui College’s alumnus chef Jon Pasion from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Andaz Maui at Wailea Resort. Entry fee is $60 with tickets available at www.eventbrite.com. For more information, email laurawood@uhfoundation.org.

FOURTH FRIDAY TOWN PARTY IN KIHEI ROCKS

Come to the south shore of Maui for Kihei’s Fourth Friday Town Party from 6 to 9 p.m. at Azeka Shopping Center Mauka. Enjoy ono food booths and trucks, arts and crafts, plenty of great local shopping and free entertainment including Andrew & Jay Molina and the Dancing Strings, Elua Kane, Pat Simmons Jr. and Curtis Williams. Complimentary parking at Azeka Makai, Kihei Plaza and St. Theresa Church. For more information, email kiheifridays@gmail.com.

SATURDAY, APRIL 27

NURTURE HEALTHY KEIKI AT MAUI FAMILY EVENT

Puppy and kitten urging you to attend Dine Out for Pets • Tuesday – Island-wide, METRO CREATIVE photo.

Celebrate the nationally recognized Healthy Kids Day featuring a superhero-themed run and 5K, keiki activities, an open house and a raffle drawing for those dressed as superheroes at the Maui Family Y, 250 Kanaloa Ave. in Kahului, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. For more information, call 242-9007.

‘FUN DAZE’ TAKES OVER ST. ANTHONY SCHOOL

St. Anthony School in Wailuku (1618 Lower Main St.) promises a full day of frolicking good times at the school’s annual Fun Daze Bazaar from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. featuring vendors, activities including sumo suits, giant hamster balls and dunk tank, entertainment and more. Admission and parking are free. For more information, call the school office at 244-4976.

SLIM’S POWER TOOLS HE-MAN COMPETITION

The largest locally owned power tool distributor in Hawaii presents the 26th annual He-Man Competition. Male and female contestants compete in a battle using power tools. First round at 10:30 a.m., final fight at 1:30 p.m., at Slim’s Power Tools in Kahului. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, visit www.slimspowertools.com.

HAIKU HO’OLAULE’A & FLOWER FEST BLOOMS

Grab your ohana and head to Haiku for the annual Haiku Ho’olaule’a and Flower Festival from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Haiku Elementary School featuring entertainment, floral design and lei-making contests, artisan marketplace, food booths, bake sale, silent auction, new interactive Keiki Zone with Digital Bus Maui — a mobile science and tech education laboratory — and more. Admission is free. For more information, visit www.haikuhoolaulea.org.

SWEET SMARTS OFFERED AT KULOLO WORKSHOP

Maui Nui Botanical Gardens Kalo Varieties Manager Namea Hoshino teaches participants how to make kulolo — a Hawaiian dessert staple made from kalo, or taro, from 9 a.m. to noon at 150 Kanaloa Ave. in Wailuku. Cost is $50 or $25 for current Gardens members. Visit www.mnbg.org or call 249-2798 for information.

KITE FESTIVAL & FLYING DAY SOARS IN LAHAINA

The Lahaina Restoration Foundation, Wo Hing Society and Maui Toy Works host the annual Kite Festival & Kite Flying Day on the lawn adacent to Lahaina Cannery Mall from from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Bring your own kite to fly and get tips from the pros. Admission is free. For more information, go to www.lahainarestoration.

SUNDAY, APRIL 28

ANNUAL SPRING CONCERT BY TALENTED MAUI YOUTH

The Maui Youth Philharmonic Orchestra presents its 14th annual Spring Concert at 3 p.m. in H.P. Baldwin Auditorium on the Baldwin High School campus in Wailuku. Works performed include Bach, Wagner, Beethoven, Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody” and a Tribute to Whitney Houston. Admission is free.

MAUI CHORAL ARTS ASSC. REVISITS CLASSIC SONGS

Marvel as Maui Choral Arts Association’s Artistic Director Gary Leavitt and pianist Lotus Dancer leads 85 singers in your favorite retro hits at 3 p.m. in the Castle Theater at Maui Arts & Cultural Center in Kahului. Tickets are $30 for adults and $15 for students with ID and keiki 18 and younger.

TUESDAY, APRIL 30

EAT ONO GRINDS, HELP MAUI’S NEEDY ANIMALS

Maui Humane Society celebrates National Adopt-a-Shelter-Pet Day with its second Dine Out for Pets. Participating restaurants include Kula Bistro, Three’s Bar & Grill, Monsoon India, The Dirty Monkey, Mala Ocean Tavern, Luana Lounge and others. A portion of the day’s proceeds benefit Maui’s homeless animals. For more information and a full list of participating restaurants, visit www.mauihumanesociety.org or call 877-3680, ext. 219.

* To purchase tickets or request information for events at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center in Kahului, call 242-7469, visit www.mauiarts.org or head to the box office (unless otherwise specified in event listing).

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