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Steel Pulse, Oktoberfest and a graduate

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Elisha Cullins portrays Benjamin Braddok in ProArts Playhouse’s production of “The Graduate.” BRETT Wulfson photo

British roots reggae band, Steel Pulse, brings their unique blend of music and activism to Republik Music Festival Maui, which takes over the A&B Amphitheater at Maui Arts & Cultural Center next weeknd. Other bands slated to play include the Original Wailers and Trevor Hall (Saturday) followed by Tribal Seeds, Matisyahu and Groundation (Sunday). Tickets are $39.50, and $79.50 for VIP each night (plus applicable fees). For tickest and information, call 242-7469, visit www.mauiarts.org or head to the box office.

Maui OnStage presents the Hawaii premier of “The Graduate.” This stage adaptation, based on the novel and the iconic 1967 film, is a dark comedy full of rapid-fire dialogue that explores family dysfunction, parental expectations, crumbling marriages and the naive, yet disillusioned dichotomy of youth in the 1960s.

Performances are at 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 3 p.m.

Sundays, Sept. 27 through Oct. 13 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 www.mauionstage.com.

Celebrate Oktoberfest from 2 to 7 p.m. Sunday at Maui Brewing Company in Kihei, 605 Lipoa Pkwy., and from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. at MBC in Lahaina, 4405 Honoapiilani Hwy.

For more information, visit www.mauibrewingco.com.