Island Events • June 20, 2019

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The trio Na Palapalai returns to delight fans with a free concert, featuring Keao Costa (left), Kapulanakehau Tamure and Kuana Torres Kahele, • Friday at A&B Amphitheater / Yokouchi Pavilion, MACC.

THURSDAY, JUNE 20

CAT-AND-MOUSE CAPER ‘SLEUTH’ FINAL WEEKEND

ProArts Playhouse wraps up its mystery “Sleuth” with performances at 7:30 p.m. tonight through Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday at ProArts Playhouse in Azeka Shopping Center Makai in Kihei. Tickets are $26. For more information or to purchase tickets for any ProArts event, call 463-6550 or visit www.proartsmaui.com.

LEARN ABOUT PROTECTING HAWAIIAN SEA TURTLES

Hannah Bernard and Maggie Carey of the Hawaii Wildlife Fund present a discussion on “Protecting Hawaii’s Sea Turtles” with a screening of the award-winning film, “Red Turtle Rising.” Admission is free, but reservations are recommended by calling 871-5554 or visiting www.akaku.org/salon.

Teaching taiko to children is the main mission of non-profit Zenshin Daiko • Saturday at Castle Theater, MACC, Maui News file photo.

MICHAEL MINA PERFORMS AT FREE PICNIC FOR POKI

Roselani Place and Ola Na Mele Productions foster the aloha spirit with a Hawaiian music concert featuring Michael Mina 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.

CATCH SLACK KEY SHOW AT WAILUKU PUB. LIBRARY

Maui-born Jeff Peterson performs guitar tunes celebrating Polynesian navigation, Haleakala, the Aurora Borealis, and plays original music from 6 to 6:45 p.m. at Wailuku Public Library, 251 High St. Admission is free. For more information, call 243-5766.

FRIDAY, JUNE 21

FATHERS CELEBRATED 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 town party. Catch Kapua Entertainment and Makamae Murray performing for free or consider taking a Makawao history walking tour. Admission is free (tour accepts donations). Visit www.mauifridays.com for information.

NA PALAPALAI’S ‘BACK TO THE PATCH’ FREE CONCERT

Celebrating the aloha spirit of Hawaiian music as well as their reunion, the trio Na Palapalai returns for a free music and hula extravaganza at 7 p.m. in the A&B Amphitheater/Yokouchi Pavilion at Maui Arts & Cultural Center in Kahului. Seven of Maui’s halau will dance and perform with the group including Kumu Hula Keali’i Reichel and Halau Kealaokamaile, Kumu Hula Napua Greig and Halau Na Lei Kaumaka O Uka and others. Bring blankets or low-back beach chairs. Food and beverages will be available for purchase. Admission is free.

SATURDAY, JUNE 22

ZENSHIN DAIKO BRINGS TAIKO TALENT TO MAUI

Zenshin Daiko’s 20th annual taiko festival concert presents outstanding musicianship at 7 p.m. in the MACC’s Castle Theater. Having performed all over Maui and the Neighbor Islands, as well as the Mainland and Japan, Zenshin Daiko has more than 50 performances under its collective belt this year alone. Cofounder Roy Hirabayashi, artistic director emeritus PJ Hirabayashi and Eien Hunter-IIshikawa, esteemed musician, educator and composer, will join the group. Tickets are $25 for adults and $10 for keiki 12 years of age and younger (plus applicable fees).

DYE MAKING FUN AT MAUI NUI BOTANICAL GARDENS

Learn the innovative processing techniques using Hawaiian plants and other substances to produce traditional natural dyes used on kapa cloth from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Maui Nui Botanical Gardens in Wailuku. Lisa Schattenburg-Raymond and Lei Ishikawa will share information on identifying, collecting and preparing the dyes. Cost is $125 ($100 for current members). Call 249-2798 or email info@mnbg.org for reservations.

* 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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