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Island Events • January 23, 2020

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Seia Rassenti Watson and Nolan McGahan perform with The Aspen Santa Fe Ballet. Rosalie OConnor photo.

THURSDAY, JAN. 23

ASPEN SANTA FE BALLET AT MACC

Aspen Santa Fe Ballet will perform at 7:30 p.m. in MACC’s Castle Theater. The audience will be treated to an adventurous repertoire that showcases European sensibility glossed with American ebullience. The program will include “1st Flash,” “Where We Left Off,” and “Silent Ghost.” Tickets: $35, $50, $65 (plus applicable fees); Half-price for children 3-12 years and 10 percent discount for MACC members.

‘CURIOUS INCIDENT’ CONTINUES AT PROARTS

ProArts continues “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time,” by Simon Stephens, based on the novel by Mark Haddon, directed by Mark Collmer. Performances are at 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday at ProArts Playhouse. Tickets are $26. For more information or to purchase tickets for any ProArts event call 463-6550 or visit www.proartsmaui.com. “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time” contains adult content and may not be appropriate for children.

MAUI FRINGE THEATER FESTIVAL 2020

Maui OnStage and Surf Rents Trucks presents the Maui Fringe Theater Festival 2020 Thursday through Sunday at Historic Iao Theater in Wailuku. General admission tickets are $15 per show. See full schedule of showtimes on page 5 of Maui Scene. To purchase tickets for any Iao Theater event, call 242-6969 or order at www.mauionstage.com. The Maui Fringe Theater Festival contains adult content and may not appropriate for children.

FRIDAY, JAN. 24

STANLEY JORDAN PLAYS JIMI HENDRIX

Guitarist Stanley Jordan will re-imagine the music of Jimi Hendrix at 7:30 p.m. in MACC’s McCoy Studio Theater. The performance will be a trio format, with Gary Kelly, a renowned bassist, and Kenwood Dennard, a percussion professor at the Berklee College of Music. Tickets: $35, $45, $55, $65 (plus applicable fees).

KING KEKAULIKE HIGH STAGES ‘THE OUTSIDERS’

King Kekaulike High School presents “The Outsiders,” adapted by Christopher Sergel, based on the book by S.E. Hinton. Performances are at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday at the King Kekaulike Performing Arts Center on the King Kekaulike High School campus in Pukalani. Tickets are $10 for adults, $8 students and are available at the box office only 30 minutes before show time. “The Outsiders” contains adult content and may not appropriate for children.

SATURDAY, JAN. 25

A TASTE OF ASIAN BLEND IN WAIKAPU

The 8th annual A Taste of Asian Blend Food & Music Gala will take place from 6 to 10:30 p.m. at King Kamenameha Golf Club’s Waikupu Ballroom. The event feature’s Maui’s female vocalist Desiree, as well as former SOS lead vocalist Little Albert Maligmat, with Manila-born pianist/vocalist Jeannette Trevias, as they front Asian Blend’s 12 piece concert band. A variety of food tastings will be the highlight of the gala with Tom Muromoto, executive chef of Ka’anapali Beach Hotel and A Saigon Cafe’ owner Jennifer Nguyen headlining the dinner portion of the event. Reserved section tickets are sold out, but some open seating tickets are available on a first-come, first- served basis. Contact 385-6006 for ticket information.

SUNDAY, JAN. 26

BROADWAY POPS WITH JODI BENSON

Maui Pops Orchestra’s Broadway Pops with Jodi Benson will begin at 3 p.m. in MACC’s Castle Theater. Benson has received worldwide recognition and critical acclaim as the beloved, original voice of Ariel in the Academy Award winning Walt Disney Pictures “The Little Mermaid.” She joins with the 50-plus member Maui Pops Orchestra in presenting a show of familiar and family-friendly music. Tickets: $22, $35, $50, $60 (plus applicable fees). Half-price for students 18 and under with ID except for $22 seats.

HAPA REUNION CONTINUES AT MACC

HAPA will perform at 6:30 p.m. in MACC’s McCoy Studio Theater. Reuniting after 17 years, the original duo of Barry Flanagan and Keli’i Kaneali’i bring back the sound that established the name HAPA as one of the most recognized names in Hawaiian music since their debut album hit the airwaves. Tickets: $35, $45, $65 (plus applicable fees).

WEDNESDAY, JAN. 29

CHINESE NEW YEAR AT THE WHARF IN LAHAINA

The Wharf Cinema Center in Lahaina will celebrate Chinese New Year with firecrackers and a Chinese lion dance & martial arts demonstration by Au’s Shaolin Arts Society at 11:30 a.m.

GRAMMY NOMINEE JOSH TATOFI AT THE SHOPS

Grammy nominee Josh Tatofi will perform a free concert at The Shops at Wailea from 5:30 to 7 p.m. A two-time Na Hoku Hanohano Award winner for Best Male Vocalist of the Year and Best Island Album of the Year, he has been dubbed “The Polynesian Luther Vandross” for his smooth vocals. During the concert, Tatofi will perform favorites from his hit album “Pua Kiele,” and introduce music from his latest album, “Ua Ki A Lawa,” released in December.

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