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Island Events • February 20, 2020

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Must Go: Maui Pops Orchestra presents Winter Pops at 3 p.m. Sudany at MACC. The orchestra will be joined by Keola and Moanalani Beamer. Lorne Direnfeld photo

THURSDAY, FEB. 20

AH TIM PERFORMS FREE CONCERT IN WAILUKU

Roselani Place and Ola Na Mele Productions present Picnic for Poki Concert at 11 a.m. at the Historic Kaahumanu Church in Wailuku. The featured guest will be Ah Tim Eleniki. Enjoy coffee and 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 of 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.

FRIDAY, FEB. 21

FREE SCREENING OF ‘ABOMINABLE’

MACC presents a free Starry Night Cinema screening of “Abominable” at 7 p.m. Friday. Gates open at 5:30 p.m.

Maui Arts & Cultural Center presents another free Starry Night Cinema event at 7 p.m. Gates open at 5:30 p.m. Low-back beach chairs and/or blankets are suggested for this outdoor special screening of “Abominable.” Preshow entertainment with Music Of The Movement Collective and an art activity for the kids prior to the film. Food and drink will be available from local food trucks. If it’s rainy, the movie will be shown in the Castle Theater; seating is first come/first served. No coolers or outside food/beverages allowed. The animated film is rated PG. Teenager Yi (Chloe Bennet) encounters a young Yeti on the roof of her apartment building in Shanghai. She and her mischievous friends, Jin (Tenzing Norgay Trainor) and Peng (Albert Tsai), name him “Everest” and embark on an epic quest to reunite the magical creature with his family at the highest point on Earth. But the trio of friends will have to stay one step ahead of Burnish (Eddie Izzard), a wealthy man intent on capturing a Yeti, and zoologist Dr. Zara (Sarah Paulson), to help Everest get home.

THIRD FRIDAY MAKAWAO PARTY RETURNS

Makawao revives its Third Friday celebration from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Eddie Tam Memorial Park. The town party will have entertainment, food and booths, with a diverse mix of Maui-based entrepreneurs, associations and clubs, nonprofit organizations and community groups. Parking is available on-site for $5 per vehicle, as well as on the grounds of the Makawao Hongwanji Buddhist Temple for a $5 donation. Parking for kupuna and anyone with a handicapped parking placard is available on the lot near the gymnasium.

MHS SABER THEATRE PRESENTS MUSICAL

MHS Saber Theatre presents William Shakespeare’s “As You Like It,” directed by Roxanne Wada, with music by MHS Music Club at 6:30 p.m. today and Saturday and at 1:30 p.m. Saturday in the B-Building Courtyard on the Maui High campus in Kahului. In Shakespeare’s original productions, music was often featured and MHS Music Club will set his lyrics to music to create MHS Saber Theatre’s first musical. Tickets are $5 and are available at the box office before show time or through www.mauihighschoolfoundation.com.

SUNDAY, FEB. 23

WINTER POPS WITH KEOLA BEAMER

Celebrate an afternoon of music as Keola Beamer, master of Hawaiian slack key guitar, performs with the 50-plus member Maui Pops Orchestra at 3 p.m. in MACC’s Castle Theater. Kumu hula Moanalani Beamer joins them with hula, chant and traditional instruments. Tickets: $22, $35, $50, $60 (plus applicable fees). Half-price for students 18 and younger with ID except for $22 seats.

MAUI IMPROV SEVENTH ANNIVERSARY SHOW

Maui Improv will present another last Sunday of the month performance at 7 p.m. at the ProArts Playhouse in Kihei. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. It’s a special seventh anniversary show. Each performance promises to be a completely improvised evening featuring Maui Improv Players on stage. No advance ticket sales. First come, first seated. Admission is $10 but can be as low as $5 each when taking advantage of the bring a friend pricing — two for $10.

* TO PURCHASE TICKETS OR REQUEST INFORMATION FOR EVENTS AT 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).