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 […]

7th Annual Maui Brewers Festival

7th annual maui brewers festival

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

‘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

Chaka Khan. Courtesy of MACC.

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

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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

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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. […]

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 […]

Sunday, April 5: Art Maui @MauiArtsCulture

Schaefer International Gallery kicks off Art Maui this Sunday. Celebrating the work of local artists from all skill levels, Art Maui commemorates its 37th year with featured artist and Hawaii native Sidney Yee. A University of Hawaii at Manoa Masters in Art Education Major, Yee’s work has been selected to display at the Hawaii State Foundation […]

Saturday, April 4: Amy and Willie K @MauiArtsCulture Center

This Saturday, Amy Hanaiali’i and Willie Kahaiali’i play the MACC’s Castle Theater. Following a sold-out reunion concert last fall, the duo’s CD release proved to be just what their fans were looking for. Amy’s deeply rooted background in music and theater arts complement Willie’s eclecticism in rock, jazz and the blues. $12-55. 7:30pm. The Maui Arts and Cultural […]