Island Events • May 2, 2019

Featured events this week

Michael Franti photographed in Mexico • Tonight at Castle Theater, MACC, JAY BLAKESBERG photo.

THURSDAY, MAY 2

MICHAEL FRANTI BRINGS MUSIC BUILT FOR CHANGE

Musician, singer-songwriter, filmmaker and humanitarian Michael Franti — a pioneering force in the music industry — takes the stage with his band, Spearhead, at 7:30 p.m. in Castle Theater at Maui Arts & Cultural Center in Kahului. Tickets are $29.50, $39.50, $49.50 (plus applicable fees), with prices increasing on day of show.

‘AVENUE Q’ ENTERS HOME STRETCH OF POPULAR RUN

Inspired by “Sesame Street,” the irreverent adult-themed musical-comedy “Avenue Q” winds up its critically acclaimed run this weekend with performances at 7:30 p.m. tonight, Friday and Saturday, and 3 p.m. Sunday at the ProArts Playhouse in Azeka Shopping Center Makai in Kihei. Tickets are $26 and can be purchased online at www.proartsmaui.com or by calling 463-6550.

Young dancer performs at 2018’s MAPA Spring Extravaganza • Saturday & Sunday at Castle Theater, MACC, PETER LIU photo

FRIDAY, MAY 3

ST. JOSEPH FEAST OFFERS THREE DAYS OF FAMILY FUN

Shop, play, eat and experience the family-friendly trifecta of St. Joseph’s Feast from 6 to 10 p.m. tonight, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at 1294 Makawao Ave. Enjoy great food, live entertainment, keiki games, country store, crafters, live auctions (today and Saturday), livestock auctions (Sunday) and more, including pony rides from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and a visit from Minnie and Mickey Mouse at 11 a.m. Sunday. Admission is free. Visit www.sjcmaui.org for more information.

CELEBRATE LEI DAY AT WAILUKU TOWN PARTY

“May Day is Lei Day in Wailuku” is the theme of this month’s Wailuku town party from 6 to 9 p.m. on Market Street. Enjoy food booths and trucks, art, crafts, Hawaiian voyaging and navigation exhibit and local shopping with free entertainment Desmond Yap, Na Wai Eha and others. For more information, visit www.mauifridays.com.

John Galvan portrays Norman Bulansky in “The Boys Next Door,” • This weekend in Wailuku, illustration by BRETT WULFSON

BALDWIN STUDENTS SHOW OFF THEATRICAL TALENTS

The Baldwin High Performing Arts Learning Center and Baldwin Theatre Guild presents “Variety Show Extravaganza” featuring singing, dancing and skits at 7 p.m. tonight and Saturday in the Loudon Mini-Theatre at back of the H.P. Baldwin High School campus in Wailuku. General admission tickets are $5 and available at the box office 30 minutes prior to show time.

‘THE BOYS NEXT DOOR’ OPENS HEARTS, MINDS

Maui OnStage’s “The Boys Next Door” examines societal attitudes toward the mentally challenged with performances at 7:30 p.m. tonight, Friday and Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday at the Historic Iao Theater in Wailuku. Tickets range from $20 to $40 and can be ordered online at www.mauionstage.com or by calling 242-6969.

SATURDAY, MAY 4

PARTY LIKE PADDLERS AT IMUA OHANA FESTIVAL

Cheer on and celebrate with ocean racers participating in Paddle Imua at the post-race Ohana Festival from 1 to 5 p.m. at the Hawaiian Canoe Club at Hoaloha Park in Kahului. Enjoy ono foods, hula dancers, keiki zone, vendors and more. Free admission. Visit www.paddle imua.com or call 244-7467 for more information.

FILM CASTS FRESH LOOK AT INTELLIGENCE VALUES

“Intelligent Lives,” a film that challenges the label of intellectual disability from award-winning filmmaker Dan Habib, screens at 4 p.m. in King Kekaulike High School Performing Arts Center in Pukalani. Register for free tickets at www.eventbrite.com.

MAPA RINGS IN SPRING WITH ‘EXTRAVAGANZA’

Presenting four shows over two days, Maui Academy of Performing Arts presents dancers of all ages strutting their stuff in hip-hop, jazz and contemporary dance with shows at 12:30 p.m. (Let’s Dance #1) and 7:30 p.m. (MOVES, a MAPA Dance Concert) today and 12:30 p.m. (Let’s Dance #2) and 6 p.m. (“Cinderella,” the ballet) Sunday at the MACC’s Castle Theater. Tickets are $17 for Let’s Dance #1, #2 and “Cinderella”; $22 for MOVES or $17 with valid student ID (plus applicable fees).

SUNDAY, MAY 5

WALKING TOUR EXPLORES MAKAWAO TOWN, HISTORY

Discover the unique story of Upcountry’s Makawao with a guided tour from 10 to 11 a.m. presented by and leaving from the Makawao History Museum. While there is no cost for the tour, a $10 donation is suggested. Reservations are appreciated, but not required. Call 572-2482 or email info@makawaomuseum.org.

* 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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