First photo: Howard Dinits (left) and Johnny Millwee at Willie K & Friends Bluesfest on Jan. 4 at Maui Arts & Cultural Center, BRYAN BERKOWITZ photo; Maui Humane Society CEO Steve MacKinnon (from left, second photo), Betty Leis, Nancy Overton and MHS Board Vice Chair Jody Reale attended the CEO Meet & Greet party at Maui Humane Society; Cheryl Holderbaum (left, third photo) and Hoku Hu at Willie K & Friends Bluesfest Jan. 4 at MACC. BRYAN BERKOWITZ photo
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Steve Grimes (left) presents one of his custom ukuleles to Jake Shimabukuro. The ukulele virtuoso told Grimes he played four or five of the custom-made ukuleles and liked the feel of the neck. So, Grimes made him one.
On Tuesday, musicians Tempa and Naor will reteam with the Soul Kitchen band — all 11 members — for a special Mardi Gras 2020 show of zydeco soul at Mulligans on the Blue starting at 7 p.m. Tickets are available at www.soulkitchenmaui.com for $20 in advance, or $25 at the door. BRUCE FORRESTER photo
John Galvan (from left), Kristi Scott, Dejah Padon, Lia De Souza, Barry Kawakani, Stefani Peterson and Rebecca Rhapsody Narrowe are part of the cast of “Xanadu.” NICOLE SANCHEZ photo
Kalani Whitford (left), Ron Vaught and Camille Romero are shown from a scene in “South Pacific” staged in 1976.
Lia De Souza (left) and Brock Ambrose are shown from a scene in “Xanadu.” NICOLE SANCHEZ photo
Christopher Convery in a scene from “Brahms: The Boy II.” STX Entertainment photo
MACC presents a free Starry Night Cinema screening of “Abominable” at 7 p.m. Friday. Gates open at 5:30 p.m.
Must Go: Maui Pops Orchestra presents Winter Pops at 3 p.m. Sudany at MACC. The orchestra will be joined by Keola and Moanalani Beamer. Lorne Direnfeld photo
Carnitas is a dish that originated in chef Miguel Reyes’ hometown of Michoacan, Mexico. Nachos Grande makes an authentic version that is scrumptious. AYA GANZ photos
Daniela Flores and Miguel Reyes are shown behind the counter at Nachos Grande in Lahaina.