Maui District High School Band Festival

111th Army Band. Courtesy of FB.

The 34th annual Maui District High School Band Festival will take place this Thursday at Maui High School in Kahului. It features the 111th Army Band, H.P. Baldwin High School, King Kekaulike High School, Lahainaluna High School, Lanai High & Elementary School and Maui High School. Soak up the county’s local musical talent. Free. 7pm-9pm. Maui High School Gym […]

Sierra Leone’s Refugee All-Stars @MauiArtsCulture Center

Sierra Leone's Refugee All-Stars. Courtesy of MACC.

Hard to believe they were once refugees displaced to Guinea during the bloody Sierra Leone civil war. Now Sierra Leone’s Refugee All-Stars will grace the stage of the MACC’s Castle Theater this Thursday. Ambassadors of humanity, Sierra Leone’s Refugee All-Stars have won international recognition with four albums. From tragedy to triumph, their music inspires audiences across the world. $32 Pre-sale. […]

World War II historian to talk at Rotary Club meeting

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The Rotary Club of Valley Isle Sunset hosts World War II historian Harry Smith this Thursday at Fernando’s in the Queen Ka’ahumanu Center. Smith will discuss the invasion of Iwo Jima as well as details of General Douglas MacArthur’s island-hopping campaign towards Japan. $10. 5:30pm. Queen Ka’ahumanu Shopping Center, Fernando’s (270 Dairy Rd # 164, Kahului), Facebook.com/ValleyIsleRotary -Marina […]

Kumu Kahua Theatre presents ‘Shoyu on Rice’ @MauiArtsCulture Center

Joanna Mills. Jim Aina. Kat Nakano. Courtesy of Shoyu on Rice

Honolulu’s Kumu Kahua Theatre presents Scot Izuka’s Shoyu on Rice this Friday and Saturday (Apr. 24 & 25) at The Maui Arts and Cultural Center. Set in the mid 1980s, the play takes place at an all-boys school and unravels the dynamic between Hawaii’s Pidgin English and an outsider’s adjustment period. Will the Kansas native […]

Makana by Moonlight @MauiArtsCulture Center

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The Maui Arts and Cultural Center Solo Session Series presents Makana this Friday at the Yokouchi Pavilion. The acclaimed slack key guitarist continues to evolve his sound as well as his fan base. Rooted in traditional Hawaiian slack key, Makana’s sound fuses blues, rock and bluegrass. Indulge in two full sets of his musical talent. $27 […]

Earth Day Jam at University of Hawaii Maui College

Earth Day. Courtesy of UH Maui College Facebook.

Jam out on Earth Day at UH Maui College‘s Kupa’a 104 this Wednesday. Following tradition, the school opens its music classes the week of Earth Day so the public can jam during several opportunities throughout the day. Additionally, there will be a tree planting ceremony and blessing, games and live music. The day will begin with a multi-instrument […]

Maui Film Festival premieres ‘PLANETARY: Connect to Something Bigger’

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  For Earth Day, the Maui Film Festival presents PLANETARY: Connect to Something Bigger at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center. A cross-continental cinematic journey into our species’ past and future, Mother Earth has never been more breathtaking. Featuring interviews with environmentalists, astronauts, authors and anthropologists, the documentary explores landscapes from the Himalayas to Tokyo. A portion of proceeds […]

Maui Earth Day Festival at Keopuolani Park Amphitheater

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Nothing says celebrating the wonders of the Earth like two musical stages, food booths, a farmers market and a keiki parade. All that and more is scheduled for the 18th annual Earth Day Festival at the Keopuolani Park Amphitheater this Sunday. Musical acts include the Haiku Hillbillys, The Luminaries and Gail Swanson (go online for […]

Aloha Maui Music Festival at Maui Nui Botanical Gardens

Mailani. Courtesy of  Louise Lambert.Aloha Maui Music Fesstival

Support aspiring musicians during the Aloha Maui Music Festival at the Maui Nui Botanical Gardens in Kahului. A benefit for The Institute of Hawaiian Music, the event theme is “Aloha ‘Ia Nō ‘O Maui” (Maui is truly beloved). The entertainment lineup includes George Kahumoku Jr., Mailani, students of the Institute of Hawaiian Music, Kenneth Makuakāne, Nā […]

Paula Fuga at the @MauiArtsCulture Center

Paula Fuga. Courtesy of MACC

Maui Arts and Cultural Center’s Solo Sessions presents songbird Paula Fuga this Saturday for an intimate performance. A self-proclaimed cultural ambassador, Fuga’s upbeat attitude and recollection of the past continues to motivate music that inspires positive change. Having shared the stage with Jack Johnson and Ziggy Marley, Fuga continues to travel and perform extensively. $30-45. 7:30pm. Maui […]

Watch ‘The Penguins of Madagascar’ for free at the @MauiArtsCulture Center

Penguins of Madagascar. Courtesy of IMDB

Cozy up with your keiki during the Starry Night Cinema at the Maui Arts and Cultural Center. They’ll be showing Dreamworks’ 2014 picture The Penguins of Madagascar. Follow as Skipper, Kowalski, Rico and Private save the world from Dr. Octavius Brine. Bring your beach chairs and enjoy family friendly festivities. Food will be available for purchase. Free. […]

UHMC Culinary Academy’s Garde Manger Small Plate Buffet Challenge

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Watch 16 UH Maui Culinary Academy students compete in the Garde Manger Small Plate Buffet Challenge. For the last three months, students have studied preservation, presentation and technical skills. Split into teams of four, the student chefs will conceptualize, create and present 24 dishes. Those attending will judge each team on presentation and taste. Cash bar available. 5:30-7:30pm. […]

Valley Isle Keiki Fest happens this Saturday at the UHMC campus

Month of The Young Child celebrations continue with the 2015 Valley Isle Keiki Festival at the UH Maui Campus this Saturday. Grab lunch at food booths while enjoying live entertainment, bike safety demos and more. Informational booths will be staffed by nonprofit organizations and agencies offering resources for our keikis. They’ll also provide activities to make learning fun for […]

Saturday, April 11: Pink Martini @MauiArtsCulture

Coming out of the Pacific Northwest is pop symphony Pink Martini. At the intersection of classical pop and jazz, the mini orchestra has a travel log that spans from Rio to Rome. The brainchild of Thomas Lauderdale and originally inspired by the lack of quality music in political arenas, Pink Martini continues to push boundaries with its […]

This Friday, April 10: Trombone Shorty and Orleans Avenue @MauiArtsCulture

Hailing from Louisiana is trumpet and trombone player Troy Andrews (aka Trombone Shorty). He’s the frontman of Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, a funk band that engages hip-hop beats, rock dynamics and improvisation in a jazz tradition. Having performed famous stages including the White House and the Grammy Stage, Trombone Shorty received the President’s Medal for his efforts […]

This Friday, April 10: Art of Trash

Mālama Maui Nui, the County of Maui, the Department of Environmental Management and SharingAloha Maui present the 13th annual Art of Trash Exhibit, which opens this Friday at the Maui Mall. The exhibit challenges artists to reuse items that would otherwise end up in the landfill. A Trashion Show will kick off the exhibit on Friday (6pm) […]