Island Events • February 13, 2020
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THURSDAY, FEB. 13
98 DEGREES TO RAISE TEMPERATURE AT MACC
98 Degrees with special guest Josh Tatofi will perform in Castle Theater at 7:30 p.m. This pop/contemporary quartet, comprised of Nick Lachey, Drew Lachey, Justin Jeffre, and Jeff Timmons, are known for their R&B-tinged four-part harmonies. They’ve sold millions of records worldwide and achieved eight top-40 singles. Tickets: $49, $59, $79, $129/Gold Circle Seating (plus applicable fees). Gold Circle seating includes a premium seat with access to Courtyard beverage service and restrooms.
FRIDAY, FEB. 14
HENRY KAPONO & JOHNNY VALENTINE
Artist2Artist series continues with Henry Kapono and Johnny Valentine performing at 7:30 p.m. in MACC’s McCoy Studio Theater. Tickets $35, $45, $65 (plus applicable fees).
DAN GRIFFITH DJ SET OUTDOORS AT MACC
Dan Griffith, known by his stage name Gryffin, is a musician, DJ and record producer. He will put on a show at 6 p.m. in MACC’s Yokouchi Pavilion & Courtyard. Tickets are $45, 50 and $55 (plus applicable fees).
CRAIG GASS ROAST AND COMEDY SHOWS
Join Craig Gass and friends for a weekend of Valentine’s comedy shows. Performances are at 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. today and 6 p.m. Saturday followed by the roast at 8 p.m. at the ProArts Playhouse. Tickets are $20 (plus applicable fees) for the stand-up shows, $50 (plus applicable fees) for the roast. For more information or to purchase tickets for any ProArts event, call 463-6550 or visit www.proartsmaui.com. This event contains adult content and is for audiences 18 and over only.
FILM FESTIVAL SCREENS GREG KAUFMAN BIOPIC
Pacific Whale Foundation will present its biopic of founder Greg Kaufman, “A Voice for Whales,” during its 40th Anniversary World Whale Film Festival 5 to 7 p.m. at Historic Iao Theater in Wailuku. The film was created over the course of two years by foundation staffer and photojournalist Selket Kaufman. Tickets cost $10 and $20 and are available for the 2020 World Whale Film Festival at www.mauiwhalefestival.org/filmfestival. A pre-event will be held at Kipuka Square (on Market Street, directly beside Iao Theater) and a talk-story session will follow with the filmmakers, who include Maui Huliau Foundation, Andrew Raak, Remi Cans (France) and Project Reef Life New Zealand.
JEAN-MICHEL COUSTEAU GUEST AT WHALE TALES
The 14th annual Whale Tales education event runs from today through Monday at The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua. Special guest Jean-Michel Cousteau will join 13 marine experts from around the world for the weekend event, which is open to the public. Whale Tales is a unique opportunity for Maui residents and visitors to hear first-hand what marine scientists are studying and discovering about the ocean and its inhabitants. The event is presented by Whale Trust, a Maui-based whale research nonprofit, in partnership with The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua as a signature event. Detailed schedules, registration, and whale watch tickets are available online at whaletales.org. The event is free and open to the public with a suggested donation of $20 per person/day.
SATURDAY, FEB. 15
KEALI’I REICHEL AND HIS HALAU PERFORM
Keali’i Reichel and Halau Ke’alaokamaile will present their last Kukahi today and Sunday in MACC’s Castle Theater. Performances are at 7:30 p.m. today and 2 and 7:30 p.m. Sunday. Preshow entertainment from the Kamehameha Schools Maui Campus Hawaiian Ensemble. Tickets: $12, $45, $65, $85 (plus applicable fees); 10 percent discount for MACC members and half price kids under 12.
FAMILY EVENT AT MACC’S GALLERY
Observe & Play Family Day from 10 a.m. to noon at MACC’s Schaefer International Gallery. This popular program brings families together to experience MACC’s world-class gallery, view the Woodworker’s Journey: Concept to Creation exhibit, and engage in hands-on art-making fun. Free admission.
PIANO FESTIVAL AT WAILUKU CHURCH
The Maui Outstanding Piano Amateurs Festival will take place at 7 p.m. at Wailuku Union Church. Admission is free. MOPAF is created as an educational forum in the art of the piano for classical, nonprofessional musicians. Performing pianists include Rachel Young, Peggy King, Niko Nemoto, Maurise Sprenger and Christophe Javon. They will present a wide-ranging program of solo piano works by Bach, Mozart, Beethoven, Chopin, Liszt, Granados, Albeniz and Kapustin. A meet-the-artists reception will follow the concert. Wailuku Union Church is at 327 S. High St., Wailuku.
WEDNESDAY, FEB. 19
MARK YAMANAKA TO PLAY AT THE SHOPS
Award-winning Hawaii musician Mark Yamanaka will headline a free concert at The Shops at Wailea from 5:30 to 7 p.m. The 14-time Na Hoku Hanohano award winner will perform favorites from hit albums, including the latest collection of songs from his 2018 release, “Lei Lehua.” A portion of the special event parking fees will go to the Maui Food Innovation Center at University of Hawaii Maui College.
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