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Island Events

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 ...

Island Events • July 4, 2019

THURSDAY, JULY 4 LAHAINA ROCKS ISLE WITH FREE MUSIC, FIREWORKS Celebrate Independence Day by attending Concert in the Park with free music featuring the Chop Suey Jazz Orchestra, vocalist Sheryl Renee and the Maui Community Band beginning at 5 p.m. on the Lahaina Public Library lawn. ...

Must Go: 54th Annual Makawao Rodeo Parade

MOSEY ON UP TO MAKAWAO FOR MUCH-LOVED ANNUAL RODEO PARADE. Always a family favorite, the annual Makawao Rodeo Parade is an anticipated Upcountry event in connection with July 4th and the Makawao Rodeo. Fun activities for all ages include face painting, rummage sale and the Stick Horse Race ...

Island Events • June 27, 2019

THURSDAY, JUNE 27 BREAKOUT ART EXHIBIT AND AUCTION FUNDRAISER Emerging new artists of Maui including Dina Cline, Kristen Chiara-Gann, Marisela Bracho, Megan Frame, Kirk Boes, Jim Knoeppel and Robert Gann are on display from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. today through Friday. A reception and silent ...

E Kaulele A‘e – A Ho‘ike • Fifth Anniversary

CELEBRATE HAWAIIAN MUSIC, CULTURE AND HULA Celebrate Halau Kamaluokaleihulu’s fifth anniversary, under the direction of Kumu Hula Kahulu Maluo, and share a wonderful evening of fellowship, beautiful hula and the best of Hawaii’s music. The halau shares the stage with the beautiful voice of ...

Island Events • June 20, 2019

THURSDAY, JUNE 20 CAT-AND-MOUSE CAPER ‘SLEUTH’ FINAL WEEKEND ProArts Playhouse wraps up its mystery “Sleuth” with performances at 7:30 p.m. tonight through Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday at ProArts Playhouse in Azeka Shopping Center Makai in Kihei. Tickets are $26. For more information ...

Must See: Ki Ho‘alu Guitar Festival

FREE CONCERT CELEBRATES THE MAGIC OF SLACK KEY GUITAR MUSIC. The 28th annual Ki Ho‘alu Guitar Festival promises to lift spirits and foster a renewed appreciation for Hawaiian slack key guitar beginning at 1 p.m. Sunday (gates open at 12:30 p.m.) in the MACC’s A&B Amphitheater ...

Island Events • June 13, 2019

THURSDAY, JUNE 13 CAT-AND-MOUSE CAPER ‘SLEUTH’ ENTICES IN KIHEI ProArts Playhouse continues with its mystery “Sleuth” at 7:30 p.m. tonight through Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday. The whodunit continues through June 23 at ProArts Playhouse in Azeka Shopping Center Makai in Kihei. Tickets ...

Must See: Maui Film Festival

LIFE-AFFIRMING FILMS HIT INDOOR AND OUTDOOR SCREENS THIS WEEK. From enigmatic spiritual journeys, such as “Becoming Nobody” about legendary teacher Ram Dass (screening Friday at 7:30 p.m. in the MACC’s Castle Theater) to the raw talent and tenacity exhibited by Irish actress and musician ...

Island Events • June 6, 2019

THURSDAY, JUNE 6 DELTA BLUES ALIVE AND WELL AT MACC’S McCOY Presented by Blues Bear Hawaii, Chris Thomas King — on tour behind his “Hotel Voodoo” release — shares his undisputed mastery of contemporary and traditional Delta blues at 7:30 p.m. at McCoy Studio Theater at Maui Arts ...

Must Go: Kapalua Wine & Food Festival

OENOPHILES AND FOODIES FLOCK TO KAPALUA FOR ANNUAL WINE FEST The nation’s longest-running event of its kind, the Kapalua Wine & Food Festival celebrates the latest and most interesting viticulture and culinary trends with four days of sampling, sipping and savoring the finest wines and ...

Island Events • May 30, 2019

FRIDAY, MAY 30 ‘JUNGLE BOOK’ BALLET IS NEW LOOK AT OLD CLASSIC Enjoy a fresh interpretation of the Rudyard Kipling classic as Alexander Academy Performing Company presents “The Jungle Book” ballet at 6 p.m. tonight, 2 and 6 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday at the ...

Must Go: Maui AgFest & 4-H Lifestock Fair

ANNUAL FESTIVAL CELEBRATES LOCAL FARMING AND SUSTAINABILITY. Touting a revised name and new location, Maui AgFest & 4-H Livestock Fair takes place from 8 to 5 p.m. at War Memorial Complex in Wailuku. Enjoy the added Maui 4-H Youth Livestock Show & Auction, plus fest mainstays such as ...