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. […]

Quizunderstood: How well do you know the @MauiArtsCulture Center?

1. On Mar. 19, the state House of Representatives press office announced that the state budget, which had just passed the House, contained “about $165 million in Capital Improvement Project (CIP) funding for various projects across Maui County.” Of those, the largest single item was a $38 million project. What’s it for? A. Construction of […]

Maui Mayor Alan Arakawa ‘excited’ about water, land and park projects in 2015 State of the County Address

Maui Mayor Alan Arakawa characterized the state of the County of Maui as “STRONG” in his 2015 State of the County Address, which he delivered on Mar. 10 at the Maui Arts and Cultural Center. “If you look at our private sector, our tourism industry has had recordsetting years as far as visitor numbers and […]

Does This Belong To You? – Checking Out The MACC’s Lost & Found


The other day I was flipping through radio stations on my way to work when I happened to catch a brief item on American Public Media’s Performance Today on Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts in New York–specifically, the mundane and sometimes unique items that the center’s lost and found department deals with every year. That […]

Does This Belong To You?


The other day I was flipping through radio stations on my way to work when I happened to catch a brief item on American Public Media’s Performance Today on Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts in New York

Lahaina Arts Society Honors George Allan as Living Treasure

George Allan award recipient courtesy LAS

On June 25, the Lahaina Arts Society (LAS) held their annual meeting and celebration at Lahaina’s Pioneer Inn. Each year, LAS honors one of their members with a Living Treasure Award to recognize that individual’s outstanding service to the organization. This year’s recipient is Maui artist George Allan, who has helped shape the society through his contributions […]

This Monday through Sunday, July 28-August 3: Jazz Maui 2014

Beautiful, smooth music will resonate across Maui next Monday as the Arts Education for Children Group (AECG) presents the second annual Jazz Maui music festival. Jazz Maui doesn’t simply showcase concerts, but also allows local music students to participate in workshops under the leadership of artists like Tommy James, the music director of the Duke Ellington Orchestra. The week-long […]

This Monday through Saturday, July 28-Aug 3: Jazz Maui 2014

Arts Education for Children Group is presenting Jazz Maui 2014. It starts Monday, July 28 and runs through Saturday, Aug. 3. The festival will  feature performances from Valery Ponomarev, Tommy James and Hawaii’s Amy Hānaiali’i. Jazz Maui will also provide various workshops for musicians including one on horns with Valery Ponomarev, a Big Band Swing seminar with Tommy James and a […]

Tickets on Sale for Soja and Michael Franti and Spearhead Concert on Maui

Summertime shows are on a roll. We just got this announcement and thought you’d want to know. Press release from BAMP said it the best: BAMP PROJECT AND TOM MOFFATT PRESENT SOJA WITH SPECIAL GUESTS MICHAEL FRANTI AND SPEARHEAD  FRIDAY, AUGUST 29TH ON MAUI and SATURDAY, AUGUST 30TH ON OAHU HONOLULU, HI — (Thursday, June 19th,2014) – BAMP Project and […]

This just in! Matisyahu and Steel Pulse on Maui & Kauai with Makua Rothman

Reggae fans its the first music festie of the year no? I am just the messenger here because the Bamp Army said it so well in their press release below: BAMP PROJECT PRESENTS MATISYAHU AND STEEL PULSE WITH MAKUA ROTHMAN  JUNE 14TH ON MAUI JUNE 15TH ON KAUAI Tickets on Sale Friday, May 2nd  HONOLULU, HI — (Tuesday, […]

TEDxMaui 2014 Set for September


You’ve got a few months to plan, but TEDxMaui is returning to the Maui Arts & Cultural Center on Sept. 28 for its third year. The daylong event, which is independently produced under license from TED will feature presenters and performers who have passion, curiosity and creativity to change the world with their revolutionary ideas, […]

Gift your Maui Movie Buff with Tickets to the Firstlight Film Festival

  Christmas season is movie time at the gorgeous Castle Theatre where the FirstLight Film Festival goes off with the Academy screenings. Fill your film critic’s stocking with Fast Passes, a $48 four-film ticket that gives the bearer VIP access and priority admissions using the FastPass Line and can be shared by two or more […]

Maui Arts & Cultural Center’s Happiest Hours and Interview with Angel Salavec

Angel Salavec Maui Arts & Cultural Center–Pavilion Courtyard bars How did you get a job there? My boss Luana Argel witnessed my hard work ethic and positive attitude while setting up for another vendor and offered me a job. Luckily I already had prior experience as a bartender, and was looking for another job!   […]

Is Conspiracy Theorist and Upcoming MACC Speaker David Icke a Truth Seeker or Total Psycho?


By Anu Yagi English author and public speaker David “The Dot Connector” Icke earnestly proclaims that all the world’s woes are the result of an ancient reptilian race from outer space that’s genetically manipulated humans and is dominating Earth. All from a hollow moon, no less. Seriously. And he’s keen on naming names. The Queens […]

((VIDEO + PHOTOS)) Maui’s Preeminent Pop Rockers The Throwdowns Release Debut Music Video, “Shake Your Bones” (AND!) Red Carpet Photos From Their “Legs Of Our Own” CD Release Party @MauiArtsCulture


The Throwdowns Release Their Debut Music Video “Shake Your Bones” Shot on location in Lahaina, The Throwdowns — Maui’s preeminent pop rockers — partnered with Los Angeles/Big Island-based director Alex Farnham to create their debut music video “Shake Your Bones.” The track was chosen as their lead rock single from their first full-length album Legs […]

This Saturday: 8th Annual Richard Ho’opi’i “Leo Kiekie” (Falsetto) Contest

Tickets are on sale for the 8th Annual Richard Ho’opi’i Leo Kiekie (Falsetto) contest! The finest amateur falsetto performers will compete at this year’s event, the theme: “E maui ka ho’oilina kupuna” (or “continue the ancestral legacy”) The awesome Alaka’i Paleka emcees along with honored event namesake, Uncle Richard. Cost: $20 / $15 Advance / […]