Island Events

WILLIE K & FRIENDS BLUESFEST 2019

ECLECTIC MIX OF GUEST ARTISTS JOIN WILLIE K FOR ELECTRIFYING CONCERT Willie K and his Warehouse Blues Band host special guests for an evening of blues, rock and “whatevahs.” Guest artists include Tommy Castro and The Painkillers, Tavana, John Akapo and a few special surprises. A living ...

Island Events • December 27, 2018

TODAY, DEC. 27 SIP & SHOP EVENT AT MONTAGE KAPALUA BAY The first holiday Sip & Shop event will be an open market from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. today and Friday at Montage Kapalua Bay’s Sunset Room. Shop and sip Veuve Clicquot Rich Champagne cocktails. Local vendors are Aloha Nectar, ...

Must See: Steven Tyler and The Loving Mary Band

ICONIC LEAD SINGER OF AEROSMITH TAKES THE STAGE WITH TOURING BAND Award-winning singer, songwriter, philanthropist, author, actor and Maui resident Steven Tyler brings his unique brand of superstar mojo to the MACC stage at 7 p.m. in the A&B Amphitheater (gates open at 5:30 p.m.). The ...

Island Events • December 20, 2018

THURSDAY, DEC. 20 PICNIC FOR POKI PRESENTS SPECIAL XMAS CONCERT Roselani Place and Ola Na Mele Productions invite you to Picnic for Poki, a free concert featuring Mele Fong and Richard Tom — the Hawaiian Serenaders — at 11 a.m. at the Historic Kaahumanu Church in Wailuku. The performance ...

Must See: An evening with Pat Simmons & Pat Simmons Jr.

FROM JEANS TO GENES, THIS FATHER-SON DUO ROCKS THE HOUSE Pat Simmons Sr., an original member of the immensely popular Doobie Brothers, takes the stage with his son, Pat Simmons Jr., a Maui music staple, for “Generations @ the MACC: An Evening with Pat Simmons Sr. & Pat Simmons Jr.” ...

Island Events • December 13, 2018

FRIDAY, DEC. 14 INSTRUMENTAL MASTERS’ BREEZY COLLABORATION Grammy-nominated slack key guitarist Jeff Peterson, shakuhachi master Riley Lee and taiko master Kenny Endo team again as Island Breeze performing at 7:30 p.m. in the McCoy Studio Theater at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center in ...

Must See: Alsarah & The Nubatones

EXPERIENCE MUSICAL POTPOURRI OF CULTURE, SOUND AND STYLE. Sudanese musicians Alsarah & the Nubatones bring their unique fusion of traditional and contemporary influences — a fascinating hybrid that has entranced audiences around the world — to the stage at 7:30 p.m. in Castle Theater ...

Island Events • December 6, 2018

THURSDAY, DEC. 6 POETS REIGN AT ‘GREEN ROOM’ LITERARY SALON An evening with former poetry editor Matthew Zapruder and MacArthur Fellow Lewis Hyde, part of the Merwin Conservancy’s “Green Room” series, begins at 7 p.m. in McCoy Studio Theater at Maui Arts & Cultural Center in ...

‘Nutcracker Sweets’

CATCH FAMILY-FRIENDLY ADAPTATION OF CLASSIC HOLIDAY STORY Maui audiences are in for a sweet treat this holiday season with Maui Academy of Performing Arts’ presentation of “Nutcracker Sweets” — a delicious take on the Tchaikovsky holiday staple featuring sumptuous costumes, inspired ...

Island Events • November 29, 2018

THURSDAY, NOV. 29 CATCH PRE-BMI FESTIVAL FESTIVITIES IN LAHAINA Kick off the BMI Songwriters Festival — benefiting the MACC, the Dorvin and Betty Leis Charities, Inc. and the BMI Foundation — with a slate of musicians peforming at 8 p.m at Fleetwood’s on Front Street in Lahaina and ...

BMI Maui songwriters festival

MIRANDA LAMBERT’S PACKIN’ A PASSEL OF ROCKIN’ FRIENDS FOR FESTIVAL. Country superstar Miranda Lambert makes her Maui debut, headlining the fourth annual BMI Maui Songwriters Festival acoustic concert, aptly called “Miranda Lambert & Friends,” at 5:30 p.m. Saturday at the ...

Island Events • November 22, 2018

THURSDAY, NOV. 22 STUDENT ART EXHIBIT AT UH MAUI COLLEGE LIBRARY An exhibit of works by University of Hawaii Maui College art students is currently on display at the college library through Dec. 5. All works were created during fall and spring 2018 semesters. For more information, call ...

Must Go: ‘First Night’ at the Hui

FAVORITE ANNUAL SHOPPING EXPERIENCE KICKS OFF WITH ‘FIRST NIGHT.’ An undisputed highlight of Hui Holidays, the stellar ticketed evening known as “First Night” unveils from 5 to 8 p.m. at Makawao’s historic Kaluanui estate — home to the Hui. Enjoy drinks, pupu prepared by Tim Garcia ...

Island Events • November 15, 2018

THURSDAY, NOV. 15 PICNIC FOR POKI FEATURES MAUI FAVE, KALEO PHILIPS Roselani Place and Ola Na Mele Productions invite you to Picnic for Poki, a free concert featuring Kaleo Philips at 11 a.m. at the Historic Kaahumanu Church in Wailuku. Affectionately known simply as Kaleo, Philips has ...

Must See: Ke‘ala ‘Iliahi: ‘A Fashion Love Affair’

A BLEND OF HULA, MELE AND HAWAIIAN FASHION Na Kumu Hula ‘Iliahi and Haunana Paredes and Halau Kekuaokala‘au‘ala‘iliahi honor iconic Hawaiian fashion designer Alfred Shaheen while sharing the story of contemporary designer Kehau Nielson at 3 p.m. at Castle Theater at Maui Arts & ...

Must See: Dance Maui 2018

CELEBRATE OUR CULTURAL DIVERSTY THROUGH THE LANGUAGE OF DANCE. Adaptations Dance Theater brings local and visiting dance troupes together as one for the fourth annual “Dance Maui” beginning at 2 p.m. outdoors at the MACC’s Yokouchi Pavilion. General admission tickets are $15 (plus ...

Island Events • November 8, 2018

THURSDAY, NOV. 8 LEARN BEST PRACTICES FOR SOCIAL SECURITY A free, one-hour educational presentation addresses retirement planning with regard to Social Security benefits from 6 to 7 p.m. at Wailuku Public Library. For more information, call 243-5766 or email ...

Island Events • November 1, 2018

THURSDAY, NOV. 1 MALAMALAMA MAUI PROJECT EXPLORED Maui resident and creative artist Lehua Simon tells the story of the Malamalama Maui project, a two-year initiative to illuminate agricultural solutions following the close of the sugar factory on Maui, by showcasing the media and artwork ...

Must Go: Made in Maui County Festival

SHOP ’TIL YOU DROP FROM MORE THAN 140 MADE-IN-MAUI-COUNTY VENDORS The fifth annual Made in Maui County Festival promises the biggest shopping days of the year for those looking to buy (and possibly give) locally made products. While the “big festival” shopping is from 8 a.m. to 4:30 ...

Must see: Michael Sakamoto’s ‘Soil’

CONFLICT, COLONIALISM, POLITICAL UPHEAVAL AND MORE TOLD THROUGH DANCE “Soil,” a full-length, intercultural dance theater work directed, co-written and co-choreographed by Michael Sakamoto, references political conflict, colonialism, war, refugees and immigration issues expressed through ...