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Island Events • November 21, 2019

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Maui Arts and Cultural Center’s 25th anniverary program includes two performances of “The Spheres” by Australia’s Strange Fruit. There will also be live music with Hapa, Henry Kapono, and Willie K (artists subject to change). DLJ Fotografie photo.

THURSDAY, NOV. 21

FREE HAWAIIAN MUSIC CONCERT IN WAILUKU

Roselani Place and Ola Na Mele Productions present Picnic for Poki at 11 a.m. at the Historic Kaahumanu Church in Wailuku Town, 103 South High Street. The featured featured guest with live entertainment will be Ron Kuala’au.Enjoy fresh baked cookies from Roselani Place. Relax under the monkey pod tree for an hour or so at this free event, which is open to the public. Picnic for Poki is held every third Thursday on the month to continue bringing the spirit of aloha and Hawaiian music to the Maui community in honor of the late Allen “Braddah Poki” Pokipala. Braddah Poki was dedicated to sharing Hawaiian music throughout various venues in Hawaii. For more information, call 871-7720.

HAWAIIAN ENSEMBLE PERFORMS IN LAHAINA

The free Hawaiian Music Series featuring the Kamehameha Schools Maui Hawaiian Ensemble will perform from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday on the front lawn of the Baldwin Home Museum at the corner of Front and Dickenson streets in Lahaina. Kamehameha Schools Maui Hawaiian Ensemble comprises qualified students with talents in voice and dance who share their Hawaiian culture through mele, hula and oli. Limited seating is provided and blankets, mats and low beach chairs are welcome.

Peggy Schecter (flute, piano), Ae Kyong Yoon (violin), Ron Schecter (cello), Jerry Kovarsky (piano), Marcus Johnson (bass) and Paul Marchetti (drums) will perform at ProArts Playhouse in Kihei.

FRIDAY, NOV. 22

4TH FRIDAY EVENT PLANNED IN KIHEI

Kihei’s 4th Friday Town Party happens from 6 to 9 p.m. at Azeka Shopping Center Mauka. Enjoy free entertainment, food booths and trucks, art, crafts, and local shopping. Free parking less than one block away at Azeka Makai, Kihei Plaza and St. Theresa Church. Longs parking lot charges $10 for parking, and is not affiliated with Kihei 4th Friday.

‘CATCH ME IF YOU CAN THE MUSICAL’

Seabury Hall Performing Arts presents “Catch Me If You Can The Muscial.” Performances are at 7 p.m. today and Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday, at the A’ali’ikuhonua Creative Arts Center on the Seabury Hall campus in Makawao. Tickets are $15 for adults, $13 seniors, $8 students, with $2 discounts if purchased in advance. For more information or to purchase tickets online, visit www.seaburyhall.org.

SUNDAY, NOV. 24

FREE CELEBRATION AT MACC MARKS 25 YEARS

MACC is having a birthday party from 4 to 8:30 p.m. and everyone is invited to attend this free celebration marking 25 years of presenting the performing and visual arts, entertainment, education, and Hawaiian cultural events. The program includes two performances of “The Spheres” by Australia’s Strange Fruit, live music with Hapa, Henry Kapono, Willie K, ZenshinDaiko, and the King Kekaulike Na Ali’i Big Band (artists subject to change), an art activity, face painting, and balloons. Evening activities will include free birthday cake, and a fireworks finale. Food will be available for purchase from multiple Maui vendors including Three’s Bar & Grill, Sea Salt Maui, Outrigger Pizza, Maui Teriyaki, Ululani’s Shave Ice, 808 Delights and Grandpa Joe’s Candy Co.

PROARTS PRESENTS CLASSICAL TO JAZZ

Maui music mainstays Peggy Schecter (flute, piano), Ae Kyong Yoon (violin), Ron Schecter (cello), Jerry Kovarsky (piano), Marcus Johnson (bass) and Paul Marchetti (drums) will perform at 2 p.m. at ProArts Playhouse in Kihei. Hosted by Bob Wills, this is the second concert in the ProArts Classical/Jazz Series and will feature swingin’ Baroque, French, Argentinian Tango, Cuban Dance, and Jazz music. There will be a free catered reception at 3:30 sponsored by Pukalani Golf Club House. Tickets are $30 and available at (808) 463-6550 or www.proartsmaui.com.

EVENING OF IMPROV AT PROARTS PLAYHOUSE

Maui Improv Players will take the stage at ProArts Playouse in Kihei. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the show begins at 7. Admission is $5. No advance ticket sales. First come, first seated.

MONDAY, NOV. 25

FREE READINGS OF ‘OPERATION AJAX’

Oh Boy Productions, in collaboration with ProArts Playhouse, present two free, staged readings of “Operation Ajax” by Matt Spangler and Farshad Farahat. Performances are 6:30 p.m. today and Tuesday, Nov. 25 and 26 at the Pro Arts Playhouse in Kihei. For more information, visit www.proartsmaui.com.