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Island Events • October 17, 2019

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Patty Lee Silva (from left), Mikel Gosney, Laura Lee Cole, William Nill, Felicia Chernicki-Wulf, Jake Pecaut, Lia De Souza and Derek Nakagawa are part of the chorus line in “Evil Dead the Musical” opening at ProArts Playhouse in Kihei Friday. Like all of the international productions over the years, ProArt’s “Evil Dead the Musical” will include a splash zone — higher priced seating where you are virtually guaranteed to be soaked in faux blood. Photo by Brett Wulfson.

* 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, OCT. 17

SONGS OF FRANK SINATRA AT IAO

John Wilt, soloist, will perform the songs of Frank Sinatra and the big band sound with dancer Yezzi from Maui Academy of Performing Arts at 7:30 p.m. in Historic Iao Theater. For tickets, contact Maui OnStage box office at 243-6969.

PICNIC FOR POKI AT KA’AHUMANU CHURCH

Amy Hanaiali‘i will be one of the musical artists performing at the 22nd annual Pumpkin Festival at Emmanuel Lutheran School in Kahului on Friday.

Liz Morales, of the recording group Ahumanu, will perform Hawaiian music at 11 a.m. on the grounds of Historic Ka’ahumanu Church in Wailuku. Free and open to the public. Fresh baked cookies from Roselani Place.

FRIDAY, OCT. 18

TONY BENNETT SONGS SUNG BY JOHN WILT

Crooner John Wilt will perform the classic songs of Tony Bennett with dancer Yezzi from Maui Academy of Performing Arts at 7 p.m. at Maui Coffee Attic in Wailuku. For tickets, call 250-9555.

‘EVIL DEAD OPENS AT PROARTS IN KIHEI

Festivals of Aloha comes to Hana Saturday with events scheduled through Oct. 26.

“Evil Dead the Musical” 7:30 p.m. today and Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday through Nov. 3 at the ProArts Playhouse in Kihei. There will be two performances at 7 and 10 p.m. on Halloween. Tickets are $30, and $40 for “splash zone” seating. “Evil Dead the Musical” is restricted to audiences age 18 and over due to strong adult content. For more information or to purchase tickets for any ProArts event call 463-6550 or visit www.proartsmaui.com.

SWING & SOUL DANCE PARTY AT GIG’S PLACE

East & West Coast Swing, Motown, Blues & Soul from 7 to 9:30 p.m. at Gig’s Place Maui, 330 Ohukai Road, Unit 106, Kihei with Louise Lambert, Ron Metoyer, Josh Greenbaum, and Barney Cortinez. Snacks, desserts and non-alcoholic beverages available for purchase. BYOB. Advance tickets $20 at www.louiselambert.com or phone (808) 205-3971.

PUMPKIN FESTIVAL AT EMMANUEL LUTHERAN

Emmanuel Lutheran School in Kahului invites everyone to attend its 22nd annual Pumpkin Festival from 4 to 9 p.m. Entertainment by Amy Hanaiali’i, Sione Liti and Friends and more. Food trucks, games, silent auction, laser tag, and craft vendors.

SATURDAY, OCT. 19

HANA CELEBRATES FESTIVALS OF ALOHA

Hana celebrates Festivals of Aloha through Oct. 26 with two to three events a day. Festivities kick off today from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Hana Ball Park. See festivalsofaloha.com for details.

KRIS KRISTOFFERSON & THE STRANGERS

Kris Kristofferson & The Strangers perform in MACC’s Castle Theater at 7:30 p.m. The show is a benefit concert for Na Keiki O Emalia and MACC. Na Keiki O Emalia is a Maui-based nonprofit organization that provides support to grieving children, teens, and their families to help them heal after the death of a loved one.

‘MAUI STARS ONSTAGE’ ENTERTAIN AT IAO

Maui OnStage presents “Maui Stars OnStage.” This cabaret style evening of entertainment stars many of Maui’s favorite theater and music artists. Performance at 7:30 p.m. at the Historic Iao Theater. Tickets range from $20 to $40. To purchase tickets for any Iao Theater event call 242-6969 or order online at www.mauionstage.com.

SUNDAY, OCT. 20

TRIO WILL PERFORM CHAMBER MUSIC

Celebrated Trio con Brio Copenhagen plays MACC’s Castle Theater at 3 p.m. The Trio comprises Korean-born sisters, Soo-Kyung Hong (cello) and Soo-Jin Hong (violin), along with Danish pianist, Jens Elvekjaer. They will play a selection of works by Haydn, Beethoven, and Tchaikovsky.