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Island Events

Island Events • September 12, 2019

THURSDAY, SEPT. 12 DISCOVER TRADITION AND CULTURE AT HULA MA‘I Learn about Hula Ma‘i, traditional procreation chants and dances which celebrate and encourage the continuation of ali‘i family lines, at 7:30 p.m. in McCoy Studio Theater at Maui Arts & Cultural Center in Kahului. ...

Must See: Ku Mai Ka Hula 2019

Ku Mai Ka Hula features male and female dancers performing both kahiko (traditional) and ‘auana (modern) hula stylings. This year, participating halau are from throughout Hawaii, the continental U.S. and Japan. Expect to see halau compete with a level of performance usually reserved for more ...

Island Events • September 5, 2019

THURSDAY, SEPT. 5 Fall salon explores portuguese legacy The fall season of Akaku salons kicks off with “Portuguese Strong! Keeping the Legacy Alive for Generations to Come” from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at Akaku Maui Community Media, 333 Dairy Rd., Ste. 204 in Kahului. Admission is free, but ...

Must See: Halemanu in Concert

HEAR THE EXPRESSIVE MUSIC AND VOCALS OF HAWAII’S OWN HALEMANU Winner of the 2018 Na Hoku Hanohano Award for Island Music Album of the Year, Halemanu presents expressive vocals and fingers that dance on the strings of the guitar and ukulele, which have become hallmarks of his “jazz-infused ...

Island Events • August 29, 2019

THURSDAY, AUGUST 29 HAWAIIAN MUSIC SERIES BALDWIN HOME MUSEUM Enjoy a free Hawaiian music series from 6 to 7:30 p.m. featuring Kala’e Parish on the front lawn of the Baldwin Home Museum at the corner of Front and Dickenson Streets in Lahaina. Limited seating is provided and blankets, mats ...

Must See: Amy Hanaiali‘i Live

AMY HANAIALI‘I PERFORMS LIVE IN A CELEBRATION OF ‘KALAWAI‘ANUI’ Enjoy an evening of music, hula, and culture in celebration of the newly released album, Kalawai‘anui, released by five-time Grammy Award nominee and 18-time Na Hoku Hanohano Award-winner Amy Hanaiali‘i. Let ...

Island Events • August 22, 2019

THURSDAY, AUGUST 22 LEARN ART OF TEXTILES IN ADULT-CENTRIC CLASS Artist Orly Cogan presents a stitching circle and textiles workshop beginning at 6 p.m. in the Schaefer International Gallery at Maui Arts & Cultural Center in Kahului. Learn about her craft and make a small piece to take ...

Must See: BEAT-LELE

BEATLES’LOVERS, YOU’LL ADORE BEAT-LELE’S UKELELE-INFUSED TRIBUTE Imagine your favorite Beatles hits reimagined with an Hawaiian flair. That’s what the unique quartet, BEAT-LELE, brings to the stage at 7 p.m. in McCoy Studio Theater at the MACC. Combining ukelele mastery, amazing ...

Island Events • August 15, 2019

THURSDAY, AUG. 15 HEAR HAWAIIAN MUSIC FREE AT PICNIC FOR POKI Roselani Place and Ola Na Mele Productions foster the aloha spirit with a Hawaiian music concert featuring The Maui Jam Band at 11 a.m. at the Historic Kaahumanu Church in Wailuku Town, 103 S. High St. Bring lunch and enjoy free ...

Must See: Maui Calls 2019

MACC ANNUAL FUNDRAISER GALA CELEBRATES TRADITION OF THE HUKILAU Sample fine wines and delicious pupu created by Maui’s preeminent chefs while enjoying Hawaiian music and entertainment from 6 to 10 p.m. at Maui Arts & Cultural Center in Kahului. Ocean-centric decorations and ...

Island Events • August 8, 2019

THURSDAY, AUG. 8 PROGRAM ENGAGES KEIKI IN HAWAIIAN LANGUAGE Punana Leo O Maui (Hawaiian Language Immersion Preschool Program) discussed in Akaku Maui Community Media presentation led by Kili Namau‘u from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at Akaku Upstairs, 333 Dairy Rd. in Kahului. Walk-ins welcome, ...

Must See: Paul Simon

LEGENDARY ARTIST PERFORMS BENEFIT CONCERTS FOR AUWAHI FOREST, KUA Don’t miss Paul Simon — the recipient of numerous honors and awards including 12 Grammy Awards (three of which were albums of the year) and a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award — perform at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday and ...

Island Events • August 1, 2019

FRIDAY, AUG. 2 ‘MAMMA MIA!’ CONCLUDES ITS DANCEABLE FUN RUN The undeniably catchy pop hits of ABBA permeating the musical hit “Mamma Mia!” end this weekend with final performances at 7:30 p.m. tonight and Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday at the Historic Iao Theater in Wailuku. Tickets ...

Must See: ‘Tortilla Curtain’

EXPLORING THE UNIVERSAL YEARNING TO CONNECT TO A COMMUNITY. Adapted from T.C. Boyle’s bestselling novel, this visceral, thought-provoking theatrical drama by Matthew Spangler, directed by Vinnie Linares, examines peoples’ preconceived notions of those different from us. This sometimes ...

Island Events • July 25, 2019

THURSDAY, JULY 25 KEEPING YOUR KEIKI SAFE TOPIC OF TALK Akaku Maui Community Media presents “Keeping our Keiki Safe from Real Threats: Substance Abuse, Internet Predators, Cyberbullying and Teen Suicide” with Dane Ka‘ae from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at Akaku Upstairs, 303 Dairy Rd. in Kahului. ...

Must See: Mayjah Rayjah Music Fest 2019

GET YOUR REGGAE ON AS MAYJAH RAYJAH FEST CELEBRATES 10 YEARS ON MAUI’S ISLAND MUSIC SCENE Recently voted the No. 1 festival in Hawaii by Business Insider Magazine, the Mayjah Rayjah music festival celebrates 10 years of entertaining Maui with two solid nights of must-experience music ...

Island Events • July 18, 2019

THURSDAY, JULY 18 HEAR HAWAIIAN MUSIC FREE AT PICNIC FOR POKI Roselani Place and Ola Na Mele Productions foster the aloha spirit with a Hawaiian music concert featuring Highest Remedy, so named because they play for Ke Akua who is the highest remedy, at 11 a.m. at the Historic Kaahumanu ...

Must See: Dancers of Damelahamid

BRIDGING THE ANCIENT WITH THE LIVING THROUGH DANCE AND CULTURE. Catch a special summer performance of the Dancers of Damelahamid — an aboriginal dance company from West Vancouver, Canada — in its inaugural visit to Maui at 7:30 p.m. in Castle Theater at the MACC. This unique performance ...

Island Events • July 11, 2019

FRIDAY, JULY 12 JOIN NATIONWIDE VIGIL AGAINST BORDER CAMPS Participate in “Maui Lights for Liberty: Candlelight Vigil” — part of a nationwide protest — from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the UH Maui campus lawn that fronts the Ka‘a‘ike building. This fire-free free event features ...

Must See: ‘Mamma Mia!”

‘MUCH-LOVED’ MUSICAL ‘MAMMA MIA!’ LIGHTS UP SUMMER WITH SONG The undeniably catchy pop hits of ABBA color the Broadway hit “Mamma Mia!” and come to vivid fruition in the Maui premiere of the Tony Award-nominated musical presented by Maui OnStage. Catch this peppy performance ...