Island Events • February 27, 2020
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THURSDAY, FEB. 27
IRISH ENSEMBLE GOITSE PERFORMS
Goitse will perform at MACC’s Castle Theater at 7:30 p.m. Winners of the prestigious 2016 Freiburger International Leiter award in Germany, Goitse have become a leader of the new generation of traditional Irish ensembles. The distinctive sound of this quintet lies in the quality of its original compositions interspersed with traditional tunes from the countryside of Ireland and abroad. This show will have a dance floor. Tickets: $35, $45; 10 percent discount for MACC members and half price for kids younger than 12 (plus applicable fees).
FREE CONCERT AT LAHAINA MUSEUM
The free Hawaiian Music Series will feature Kala’e Camarillo and Robi Kahakalau on the front lawn of the Baldwin Home Museum in Lahaina from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Limited seating is provided, and blankets, mats and low beach chairs are welcome. This ongoing program is supported by Hawaii Tourism and Outlets of Maui. Hawaiian Music Series is hosted by Lahaina Restoration Foundation. A paid parking lot is located behind the venue with access from Dickenson Street. Parking fees from the lot are used by the Lahaina Restoration Foundation to maintain and preserve the many historic sites in Lahaina.
FRIDAY, FEB. 28
SINGER-SONGWRITER JOHN CRAIGIE AT MACC
Singer-songwriter John Craigie performs at 7:30 p.m. in MACC’s McCoy Studio Theater. Renowned for his eloquent Americana style, engaging live shows and off-the-cuff, clever observations, Craigie carries on the legacy of classic singer-songwriters while blazing a trail of his own. His fifth full-length album, “No Rain, No Rose” boasted two collaborations with Gregory Alan Isakov. Tickets: $20, $25 (plus applicable fees; prices increase on day-of-show).
MAUI AIDS FOUNDATION HOSTS MARDI GRAS MAUI
Maui AIDS Foundation will present Mardi Gras Maui at 5:30 p.m. at the Waikapu Ballroom of the King Kamehameha Golf Club in Wailuku. There will be a 12-piece jazz band, Soul Kitchen, entertainment by Dazzle Maui, a drag show by ManCandy Productions, psychic readings by Pam Sears, and turntable throwdowns by DJs Pash_Sean and Kurt. Tickets are on sale at www.mauiaids.org and at Maui AIDS Foundation, 1935 Main St., Suite 101, Wailuku. VIP tickets for the King’s Feast ($150) include buffet dinner, prime entertainment, live and silent auctions, mask contest, and admission to the DJ afterparty. Tickets to the after-party (9 p.m. to 1:30 a.m.) are also available for $20. This is a 21-and-older event. It is a benefit for Maui AIDS Foundation, which provides services for individuals living with HIV/AIDS, along with outreach, screening, testing and education for local communities at risk for HIV and other sexually transmitted infections. People interested in sponsoring the event or donating items for the silent auction may contact Cory Hall at (808) 242-4900. To volunteer for the event, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
NATIVE AMERICANS PORTRAYED IN FILM
ProArts Playhouse announces the screening of the lauded film about Native Americans, “Neither Wolf Nor Dog,” at 8 p.m. today and 6:30 p.m. Sunday, with opening remarks by Maui’s own Geronimo Son at 7:30 p.m. today at ProArts Playhouse in Kihei. Adapted from the best-selling Native American novel by Kent Nerburn, this film follows an author who gets sucked into the heart of contemporary Native American life in the sparse lands of the Dakotas by a 95-year-old Lakota elder. Tickets are $12. Visit proartsmaui.com to purchase tickets.
‘XANADU’ AT IAO THEATER
Maui OnStage presents “Xanadu,” book by Douglas Carter Beane, music and lyrics by Jeff Lynne and John Farrar, collaboratively directed and choreographed by Kalani Whitford and Camille Romero, under the musical direction of Kirsten Otterson. Performances are 7:30 p.m. today and Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday through March 15 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 mauionstage.com.
‘A PIECE OF MY HEART’ PLAY AT SEABURY HALL
Seabury Hall Performing Arts presents “A Piece of My Heart” by Shirley Lauro, directed by Marsha Kelly. Performances are at 7 p.m. today and Saturday through March 7 and 3 p.m. March 8 at the A’ali’ikuhonua Creative Arts Center on the Seabury Hall campus in Makawao. Tickets are $12 for adults, $10 seniors and $5 students. For more information or to purchase tickets online visit www.seaburyhall.org. “A Piece of My Heart” contains adult content and may not appropriate for children.
‘AS YOU LIKE IT’ AT SABER THEATRE
Maui High School Saber Theatre continues “As You Like It,” directed by Roxanne Wada and music by MHS Music Club. Performances are at 6:30 p.m. today and Saturday and 1:30 p.m. Saturday in the B-Building Courtyard on the Maui High campus in Kahului. Tickets are $5 and are available at the box office before show time or through www.mauihighschoolfoundation.com.
BLUES ROCKER CHRIS DUARTE TO PERFORM
Texas blues rocker Chris Duarte performs at Maui Coffee Attic at 7 p.m. The Austin-based musician was named Best New Talent in Guitar Player’s 1995 Reader’s Poll. He finished fourth in the magazine’s Best Blues Guitarist category behind Eric Clapton, Buddy Guy and B.B. King. Admission at Maui Coffee Attic is $25 and $30. Call 250-9555.
SATURDAY, FEB. 29
TRIBUTE BAND FLEETWOOD MASK
Fleetwood Mask perform at 8 p.m. at Fleetwood’s on Front St. Tickets are $50 per person for a shared booth, or $200 for the entire booth with 5 to 6 guests. Standing room is $20. There is a dance floor. Call 669-MICK.
TOWN PARTY AT AZEKA SHOPPING CENTER
Entertainment, food booths and trucks, art, crafts and shopping at Kihei’s 4th Friday Town Party from 6 to 9 p.m. at Azeka Shopping Center Mauka. Free admission.
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 4
FREE JAZZ AT THE SHOPS AT WAILEA
The Shops at Wailea welcomes Kelly Covington and keyboardist Jerry Kovarsky for Jazz at The Shops from 5:30 to 7 p.m. The talented jazz duo will perform a free concert, benefiting the Maui Humane Society. A four-hour special event parking voucher is available for $5 and can be purchased at the nonprofit’s parking table. Covington is filling in for Gina Martinelli, who had a family emergency.
* 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 the event listing).