Straight No Chaser: The New Old Fashioned Tour

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If the phrase “male a cappella group” conjures up an image of students in blue blazers, ties, and khakis singing traditional college songs on ivied campuses… think again. Straight No Chaser (SNC) are neither strait-­‐laced nor straight-­‐faced, but neither are they vaudeville-­‐style kitsch. On the road, Straight No Chaser has built a reputation as an unforgettable […]

10th Annual Maui ‘Ukulele Festival

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Enjoy a relaxed afternoon on the lawn as acclaimed ‘ukulele musicians fill the air with island music! (Line-up TBA in September). Renowned ‘ukulele advocate and teacher Roy Sakuma will serve as M.C. to help us celebrate Hawai‘i’s beloved instrument. Fine ‘ukulele will be featured as doorprizes. The festival also features displays of made-in-Hawaii arts and […]

Nā Hōkū Hou!

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The MACC brings Hawai’i’s musical Bests to Maui! This annual concert features winners from the Nā Hōkū Hanohano Awards, announced at the end of May by the Hawaii Association of Recording Arts. Enjoy the best contemporary music of Hawai‘i with current and previous years’ talented Nā Hōkū award-winners, in a gorgeous setting under the glowing […]

Solo Sessions: Jon Anderson

Singer/songwriter/ musician Jon Anderson – known as “The Voice of YES” for his work with that superband of the 70s and 80s – is undoubtedly one of the most recognizable voices in progressive rock. As the lead vocalist and creative force behind the band YES, Anderson was the author and a major creative influence in […]

Billie Lee’s ‘Moving Home’ at the @MauiArtsCulture Center

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This Sunday, May 24, the Maui Arts and Cultural Center’s Heritage Films series presents Moving Home by Billie Lee. The documentary follows the life of pioneer, Korean dancer and teacher Halla Pai Huhm. Huhm’s commitment to dance would drive her to open the Halla Pai Huhm Korean Dance Studio. Her hard work and generosity would leave a lasting […]

Art=Mixx: AquaSonic @MauiArtsCulture

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The Maui Arts and Cultural Center presents ArT=Mixx: AquaSonic this Saturday, May 23. Inspired by Céleste Boursier-Mougenot and in collaboration with the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, it will be a time for music, dance and art. Interactive video and access to the Schaefer Gallery will allow for guests to express, create and connect. Refuel with […]

7th Annual Maui Brewers Festival

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The MACC’s 7th annual tribute to craft brews from Hawai‘i and beyond! Enjoy a leisurely afternoon of craft tasting, with a wide variety of ales and island-style pupu, with live music, prizes, and lots of fun! VIP Happy Hour 2:30 pm All attendees must be over age 21

Maui Brewers Festival @MauiArtsCulture Center

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The Maui Arts & Cultural Center (MACC), Maui Brewing Co. and Paradise Beverages are putting on the seventh annual Maui Brewer’s Festival this Saturday at the MACC. It’s the largest craft beer festival on the island, and guests can sample from a selection of more than three dozen breweries nationwide. For food, there’s a pupu selection from 24 local restaurants. Enjoy […]

‘A Night at the Opera’ at the @MauiArtsCulture Center

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Enjoy a “Night at the Opera” this Saturday (7:30pm) and Sunday (3pm) with Maui Choral Arts at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center. Comprised of 50-70 singers, the group will perform classic opera choruses with special guests Bob Wills, Jerry Eiting and Lisa Paulson. Originally the Maui Symphony Chorus, MCA has performed islandwide since the […]

Chaka Khan at the @MauiArtsCulture Center

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This Friday, May 8, ’80s icon and Grammy winning artist Chaka Khan will appear at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center. Responsible for belting the timeless hits “I’m every Woman,” “Ain’t Nobody” and “Tell Me Something Good,” Chaka Khan brought R&B Funk to audiences when she was with Rufus. Four decades later, she’s a Rock & Roll Hall […]

MAPA’s Spring Extravaganza @MauiArtsCulture

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  Maui Academy of Performing Arts (MAPA) presents their Spring Extravaganza this Saturday and Sunday at the Maui Arts and Cultural Center. Saturday afternoon (3pm) kicks off with jazz, tap and hip hop dance. The “MOVES “dance concert (7:30pm) features MAPA’S advanced performers, including a guest appearance by the professional dance company Ampersand. On Sunday […]

Sierra Leone’s Refugee All-Stars @MauiArtsCulture Center

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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. […]

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

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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 […]

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 […]

Paula Fuga at the @MauiArtsCulture Center

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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 […]