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Island Events • September 26, 2019

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Members and founders of Steel Pulse, who headlines the two-day Republic Music Festival Maui on Friday at the MACC, Patrick Niddrie photo.

* 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).

THURSDAY, SEPT. 26

RIVETING ‘STRANGERS ON A TRAIN’ FINAL WEEKEND

Catch this thrilling theatrical presentation, filled with dark wit, blackmail and suspense, at 730 p.m. at ProArts Playhouse in Kihei’s Azeka Shopping Center. Additional performances are 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturdays and 3 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $26. For tickets and more information, call 463-6550 or visit www.proartsmaui.com.

TURNING GIRLS & BOYS INTO LADIES AND GENTS

An interesting discussion on “How to turn girls and boys into ladies and gentlemen” with Dawn Jackman, Island Ladies and Island Gents Program unfolds from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at Akaku Upstairs, 333 Dairy Rd. in Kahului. This presentation is free and walk-ins are welcome, however reservations are recommended and can be made by calling 871-5554 or visiting www.akaku.org/salons.

FREE HAWAIIAN MUSIC AT BALDWIN HOME MUSEUM

Get comfortable and enjoy a free concert performed by Maui’s own Kuikawa from 6 to 7 p.m. at the Baldwin Home Museum in Lahaina. This free performance is part of Lahaina Restoration’s monthly music series. Limited seating is provided. Blankets, mats, and low beach chairs are welcome. There will be paid event parking behind the event venue. Parking proceeds will support efforts to preserve Lahaina’s historic sites. For more information, visit www.lahainarestoration.org.

SPIRITUAL DISCUSSION BY ANAM TUBTAN ENLIGHTENS

Anam Tubten, who grew up in Tibet and began practicing in the Nyingma lineage of Tibetan Buddhism at a young age, brings alive the timeless teachings of Buddhism, sharing his wisdom and personal experience on the spiritual path from 7 to 9 p.m. at Makawao Union Church, 1445 Baldwin Ave.. A donation of $20 is suggested. For more information, email mucspringfair@gmail.com.

FRIDAY, SEPT. 27

DISCOVER MAUI’S EERIE PAST ON HAUNTED HIKE

Explore creepy waterways and ancient caves and mingle with the ghouls and goblins haunting Maui on Upcountry’s favorite historic Ghost Tour — Haunted Haiku Hike — at 6 p.m. Fridays through Oct. 25. Tickets are $30 for the one-hour tour. Reservations required. Email awalaufarms@gmail.com or visit www.hauntedhaikuhike.com.

THE GRADUATE’ OPENS AT HISTORIC IAO THEATER

Catch Maui OnStage’s opening night of Terry Johnson’s stage adaptation of “The Graduate,” based on the novel and the iconic 1967 film, at 7:30 p.m. at the Historic Iao Theater in Wailuku. Making its Hawaii premier, this dark comedy explores family dysfunction, parental expectations, crumbling marriages and the naive, yet disillusioned dichotomy of youth against the backdrop of affluent Southern California in the 1960s. Additional performances are 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 3 p.m. Sundays through Oct. 13. Tickets range from $20 to $40. “The Graduate” contains adult themes that may not be appropriate for all audiences. To purchase tickets for any Iao Theater event, call 242-6969 or visit www.mauionstage.com.

REPUBLIK MUSIC FEST IS DOUBLE RASTA WINNER

Steel Pulse headlines the Republik Music Festival Maui with the Original Wailers and Trevor Hall tonight with gates opening at 5 p.m. at A&B Amphitheater at Maui Arts & Cultural Center in Kahului. Tribal Seeds headlines with Matisyahu and Groundation on Saturday, gates open at 5 p.m. Tickets are $39.50 and $79.50 for VIP each night (plus applicable fees). There is a $10 discount if purchasing both nights at the same time. Prices increase $5.50 day-of-show. Parking is available for pre-purchase via the MACC box office. VIP ticket-holders must be 21 and over.

SATURDAY, SEPT. 28

UKULELE WORKSHOP WITH MASTER ROY SAKUMA

Geared to all ages and beginning to intermediate players, this workshop, conducted by Roy Sakuma, takes place from 10 to 11:25 a.m. in the MACC’s McCoy Studio Theater, Students should be able hold C, F, G7 chords and must supply their own ‘ukulele, notepaper, and pencil. Attendees may participate in Sunday’s ‘Ukulele Festival with a song learned in the workshop and have a chance to win a new ukulele! Workshop is free and no reservation is required. Registration starts 9 a.m.

SUNDAY, SEPT. 29

UNPRECEDENTED SIXTH SHOW FEATURING HAPA

HAPA, the original duo featuring Barry Flanagan and Keli’i Kaneali’i, returns for an unprecedented sixth concert at 7:30 p.m. in McCoy Studio Theater at the MACC. Special guests include Eric Gilliom and Anthony Pfluke . Tickets are $35, $45 and $65 (plus applicable fees).