Grammy Winner John Keawe Playing Hula Grill in Kaanapali

Born in Hawi on the Big Island, John Keawe says music has been a part of his life from the very beginning. Given the 11 or so albums he’s produced and all the awards he’s won through the years (including a Grammy and multiple Na Hoku Hano Hanos), this isn’t surprising. “After a four year […]

New Art Installation at UH Maui Campus

A new sculpture depicting a playful mother monk seal and her cub has been gifted to UH Maui College. The sculpture, named Kulapa Kai (to frolic in the ocean), is part of a gift from Jim and Mary Hirshfield’s Summit Foundation which seeks to leave artistic legacies in the form of sculptures, notably of animals […]

This Saturday, the Iao Theater transforms into ‘A Night at the Cotton Club’

For one night only, you can enjoy A Night at the Cotton Club this Saturday. The revue features songs, dance and an historic overview of the famed Cotton Club in New York. A significant landmark during its time, the club boasted a talented lineup of mostly African American entertainers. Guests are welcome to dress up for a night […]

Saturday, Jan. 31: Opening night of Maui Open Studios 2015

Maui’s art community opens their doors to the public for four weeks for Maui Open Studios 2015. This Saturday, the public is invited for an art preview at the Maui Tropical Plantation. Throughout the month, artists around the island will open their studios to the public. Art lovers and connoisseurs get the opportunity to talk […]

Jan. 31: Art=Mixx Masquerade at the Maui Arts and Cultural Center

Art=Mixx returns to the Maui Arts and Cultural Center this Saturday as a Masquerade. Sharing a theme with the current Schaefer Portrait Challenge Exhibit at the gallery, guests are invited to participate in interactive art, electronic music by DJ Boogiemeister, mask making, video mapping and more. Refuel with dinner from the Sumo Dog, Donut Dynamite and Three’s Bar & Grill food trucks. Other […]

Saturday, Jan. 31: Children’s World Fair

ROOTS School presents the third annual Children’s World Fair this Saturday at Makawao Union Church. Gather the ohana for an afternoon celebrating community and culture. Stroll the international fair, sample an array of flavors and shop the silent auction. You can also keep your keiki busy with games, crafts and face-painting. The proceeds from the day will […]

Brew and View presents ‘The Goonies’ at The Mill House

Brew & View presents the 1985 classic film The Goonies this Saturday at The Mill House. Bring your blankets, beach chairs and buddies for yet another twilight cinema. First fill up with an assortment of heavy pupu including poke, Mongolian ribs and veggie summer rolls available for purchase (6pm). Don’t fret, gourmet popcorn, brownies and soft […]

Friday, Jan. 30: Gavinchi Album Release Party at Casanova

This Friday, Reggae fans near and far are invited to celebrate Gavinchi Brown’s album release party at Casanova in Makawao. The Jamaican singer has shared the stage with music legends like The Beatles, Barrington Levy, Willie Nelson, Toots Hibbert and Katchafire. Adding to the evening’s festivities will be DJ Irie Dole, Teomon and special guests. $15. 9:45pm. Casanova […]

Friday, Jan. 30: Marc Broussard at the Maui Arts and Cultural Center

Funk and blues singer Marc Broussard will trade the bayou for the McCoy Studio Theater this Friday. The son of Ted Broussard, Marc’s Southern roots thread deep through his music. He’s covered by the likes of Kelly Clarkson and Blake Shelton. He also released his fifth album, titled A Life Worth Living, last year. $35-$65. 7:30pm. Maui Arts and Cultural Center (One Cameron Way, […]

MAPA’s upcoming ‘Next To Normal’ is a rock musical that deals with mental illness

The rock musical Next to Normal opens this Friday at the Maui Academy for the Performing Arts (MAPA) Steppingstone Playhouse in the Queen Ka’ahumanu Shopping Center. The show follows the life a woman with bipolar disorder, dealing with loss, drug abuse and mental illness. The production boasts three Tony Awards and is one of a handful of musicals to have […]