Local author Nansy Phleger (left) joined Busaba Yip Douglas, cultural director of Lahaina’s Wo Hing Museum at the Maui Friends of the Library Bookstore on Feb. 1 to welcome the Year of the Metal Rat in Lahaina’s Celebration of Chinese New Year. Phleger also celebrated her birthday by reading her children’s book “Li Chou and the Dragon’s Promise.” WILL HOWARD photo
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The members of Goitse are Colm Phelan (from left), an All-Ireland Bodhran champion, Tadhg O Meachair on piano and accordion, lead singer/fiddle player Aine McGeeney (named best female vocalist of 2016), guitarist Conal O’Kane, and Alan Reid on banjo and bouzouki. COLIN GILLEN photo
Known for his eloquent Americana style, engaging live shows and wry observations, John Craigie will play MACC’s McCoy Studio Theater on Friday. BRADLEY COX photo
Shandon Obregon (left) is a genie and Edrienne Daguio is Aladdin in Baldwin Theatre Guild’s production of “Disney’s Aladdin Jr.” BALDWIN THEATER GUILD photo
Natasha Adamson as Rosalind (right) and Jordan Vaughn as Celia offer college-quality performances in “As You Like It.” They are believable as the young cousins, present two distinct contrasting characters and properly exemplify the approximate age Rosalind and Celia are intended to be. Adamson is love-struck, self-assured, resilient and beguiling as Rosalind. Vaughn is her comedic counterpart armed with good-natured contempt and apathy. TINA KAILIPONI 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
Multitalented singer Gina Martinelli will appear with keyboardist Jerry Kovarsky for a free jazz concert at The Shops at Wailea.
Melissa Arnold and Scott Raines make the dough for their bagels, pizza and other creations at Westside Bagel. AYA GANZ photo