Island Events • July 18, 2019

Featured events this week

The Haiku Hillbillys • Friday at Makawao Town Party, courtesy the artists.

THURSDAY, JULY 18

HEAR HAWAIIAN MUSIC FREE AT PICNIC FOR POKI

Roselani Place and Ola Na Mele Productions foster the aloha spirit with a Hawaiian music concert featuring Highest Remedy, so named because they play for Ke Akua who is the highest remedy, 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.

MOVEMENT WORKSHOP AT MACC SET BEFORE DANCE

Attend a movement-based workshop exploring the different styles of Coastal First Nations songs through the Dancers of Damelahamid from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at Omori Room A at Maui Arts & Cultural Center in Kahului. Nonrefundable registration is $10 and includes a $5 discount toward the purchase of a ticket for Dancers of Damelahamid performance on Friday (available exclusively at the box office or by phone).

Grilled chicken with Alabama white sauce. Fire It Up • Friday & Saturday at Wailea, courtesy Grand Wailea, a Waldorf Astoria Resort.

LOVE SUPERHERO MOVIES? THEN THIS GIG IS FOR YOU

In conjunction with Akaku Maui Community Media and sponsored by Valley Isle Marine Center, Barry Wurst II presents “Superheroes in Cinema: Comics on the Big Screen” from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at Akaku Upstairs, 333 Dairy Rd., Ste. 205 in Kahului. Admission is free, but reservations are recommended by calling 871-5554 or visiting www.akaku.org/salon.

JR. VERSION OF ‘LEGALLY BLONDE’ MUSICAL OPENS

Theatre Theatre Maui presents “Legally Blonde JR.” at 7 p.m. in the Haleakala Ballroom at Westin Maui Resort & Spa in Kaanapali. Additional performances are 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $15 for ages 13 and older, $9 for ages 6 to 12 and $5 for ages 3 to 5. Keiki age 2 and younger are admitted free. Buy advance tickets at Lahaina Music or at the door one hour prior to performances. For more information, contact Theatre Theatre Maui at 661-1168 or visit www.ttmwestmaui.org.

FRIDAY, JULY 19

‘FROZEN JR.’ PRESENTS COOL SUMMER ESCAPE

Maui Academy of Performing Arts presents “Disney’s Frozen JR.,” at 7 p.m. with additional performances at 7 p.m. Fridays; 4 and 7 p.m. Saturdays; and 1 and 4 p.m. Sundays through July 28 in the ‘A’ali’ikuhonua Creative Arts Center on the Seabury Hall campus in Makawao. Tickets range from $10 to $15 (plus applicable fees). To purchase tickets visit www.mauiacademy.org.

MIDSUMMER FUN REIGNS 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. Highlights include The Haiku Hillbillys on the Main Stage, a Makawao merchants fashion show, Get Up and Dance line-dance group and so much more. Visit www.mauifridays.com for information.

THRILL TO THE GRILL AT ANNUAL FIRE IT UP! EVENT

Fire It Up! barbecue extravaganza is back for the third year with chef-inspired flame-driven culinary delights from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. today and Saturday at Grand Wailea, A Waldorf Astoria Resort. Today it’s “Sea to Fire” (cost is $250 general admission and $150 for keiki); Saturday brings “Fire It Up: BBQ of the Pacific” ($180 general admission; $80 for keiki; and $300 VIP). Tickets are available at eventbrite.com/FireItUpTickets. For more information about Fire It Up! and Grand Wailea, A Waldorf Astoria Resort, visit FireItUpMaui.com and GrandWailea.com.

SATURDAY, JULY 20

‘MY SON PINOCCHIO JR.’ ANYTHING BUT WOODEN

Maui OnStage Youth Theater presents “Disney’s My Son Pinocchio JR.” at 11 a.m. at the Historic Iao Theater in Wailuku, with additional performances 11 a.m. Saturdays and 1 p.m. Sundays through July 28. Tickets are $10 for adults and $6 for children. To purchase tickets for any Iao Theater event, call 242-6969 or order online at www.mauionstage.com.

MOONLIT MOVIE LIGHTS UP KIHEI’S SUGAR BEACH

Chef Lee Anderson and Sugar Beach Events present a moonlit screening of “Back to the Future” at 6:30 p.m. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Enjoy complimentary popcorn and/or purchase libations and meals including meatloaf, chicken fingers and Beyond Burgers for $12 and less. Cash donations benefiting King Kekaulike Celebrate Reading program accepted. Passes are required and available free at www.sugarbeacheventshawaii.com.

HALAU HULA KAULUOKALA RUMMAGE SALE ROCKS

Support Halau Hula Kauluokala while perusing hundreds of items during its rummage sale from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Lihikai Elementary School cafeteria, 335 S. Papa Ave. in Kahului. For more informtion, call 250-8581.

SUNDAY, JULY 21

SEE ARTISTS’ FAVE ARTIST GARY CLARK JR. PERFORM

Gary Clark Jr., praised by legendary rockers and presidents, performs at 7:30 p.m. in the MACC’s Castle Theater. Tickets are $44, $54 and $64, and $150 for VIP (prices increase on day of show), plus applicable fees. Every ticket purchased online includes choice of a CD or a digital copy of “This Land.”

* 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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