THURSDAY, MAY 16
JOHN MAYALL & KIM SIMMONDS – John Mayall and Kim Simmonds will transport you to the era of British Blues this Thursday. Known to most as the “Godfather of British Blues,” Mayall introduced the world to the Bluesbreakers, whose members included Eric Clapton, Peter Green and Mick Taylor. Following a break, Mayall was called back to make music. Opening the evening with an acoustic set will be Savoy Brown founder Kim Simmonds. Between sets, guests will be able to bid for autographed instruments, with proceeds benefiting Hawaii Lifeguard Association’s Jr. Lifeguard program. $35-$55. 7:30pm. Maui Arts and Cultural Center, Castle Theater (One Cameron Way, Kahului); 808-242-7469, Mauiarts.org.
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FRIDAY, MAY 17
MAKAWAO THIRD FRIDAY – “May Makawao thrive” and come alive for another Third Friday town party. Rediscover what sets Makawao apart in this evening celebrating the community and its merchants. Brown Chicken Brown Cow String Band takes the Makai Stage 6-7pm followed by Conner Snow 7-9pm. Keiki can get their face painted with Rachel Deboer. Or you can take advantage of Holiday & Co.’s 50 percent-75 percent off spring sale as well. And don’t miss the “Makawao Collective Fashion Show” at Anuhea Flowers, displaying all that Makawao has to offer. 6pm-9pm. Makawao Town, Mauifridays.com.
EBB & FLOW FESTIVAL – Ebb & Flow Arts presents a two-day festival sampling poems and music from around the world. The first night features Netherlands native Jaap Blonk. He’s been reciting music poetry for three decades, drawing inspiration from Kurt Schwitters. This second evening hosts the harp, flute and viola work of international composers performed by Hawaii Symphony members Susan McGinn, Colin Belisle and Tatyana Shapiro-Leiste. Free. 7:30pm. Friday @ Iao Congregational Church (2371 W. Vineyard St., Wailuku) & Saturday @ Makawao Union Church (1145 Baldwin Ave., Makawao); 808-876-1854, Ebbandflowarts.org.
BREW FEST DINNER – As a precursor to the fifth annual Maui Brew Festival, craft beer connoisseurs and amateurs alike are invited to take part in the Maui Brew Fest Dinner. The first of its kind, the educational meal partners Cactus Bistro Chef John Memering and Maui Brewing Co. owner Garrett Marrero to prepare a dining experience exhibiting craft. The dinner highlights local ingredients, in both the food and beer, and will feature a breakdown of each course and craft pairing. Take advantage of the look at Maui’s local craft and Hawaii’s fresh ingredients. Proceeds will benefit the Maui Arts and Cultural Center. 21+. $140. 6pm-9pm. Maui Arts and Cultural Center, Morgado Hall & Lanai (One Cameron Way, Kahului); 808-242-7469, Mauiarts.org.
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SATURDAY, MAY 18
MAUI BREW FEST – The 5th Annual Maui Brewers Festival returns for another evening of all beers. Sip your way through 33 breweries pouring more than 60 varieties of craft brews. The afternoon also consists of seven rare beers ranging from Golden Ales to Double English IPAs. Take a break between brew tastings and help yourself to pupus from local restaurants. Nuff Sedd, Lia Live and Simply Twisted will also provide tunes for your listening pleasure! Proceeds benefit the Maui Arts and Cultural Center. General Admission purchase includes eight four-ounce samples, a commemorative glass, island-inspired pupus and parking. VIP includes early rare beer tasting (2:30pm), reserved parking and logo shirt. $50/gen adm, $60/on event day, $95/VIP Rare Beer Tasting. 2:30pm (VIP) 4pm (GA). Maui Arts and Cultural Center (One Cameron Center, Kahului); 808-242-7469, Mauiarts.org.
ARABIAN NIGHTS ECSTATIC DANCE – The Cosmic Collective invites you to Arabian Nights. Guests will be greeted by belly dancers and have access to a yoga swing jungle and the crystal altar. Star Fields will be producing live art while Maui’s DJ Boogiemeister and DJ Emuin will provide the evenings “Arabic electronica.” The evening will also feature nationally recognized author and Maui poet Dr. DreamingBear. Take a break from the dance floor and enjoy a massage by Enlighten Up Massage. If guests dress in costume cover is $15 otherwise it’s $20 at door. 6pm-10pm. Maui Yoga Shala (381 Baldwin Ave, Paia), Origins-beatsbazaar.com.
HUI NO‘UEAU STUDENT & FACULTY SALON – The Hui No‘eau is opening its doors for their biennial “The Hui Teaches: Student & Faculty Salon.” It’s an opportunity for them to showcase work from Hui’s adult classes. The program is aimed at fostering community and creativity. For this particular show, eligible students, faculty and open studio users have been a part of a Hui program since May 2011. The exhibit will be open to the public May 18-July 5. Free. 10am-4pm daily. Hui No’eau (2841 Baldwin Ave., Makawao); 808-572-6560, Huinoeau.com.
MALAMA ONELOA – Save Makena is encouraging everyone to come out and Malama Oneloa (care for Big Beach.) Volunteers will help weeding invasive plants and cleaning the beach. Volunteers, along with Hawaii State DLNR officials will meet at the second entrance and work from there. Volunteers are encouraged to bring gloves and water. Other cleanup supplies and watermelon will be provided. Come kokua in keeping our islands clean and user friendly. 9am. Makena State Park (second entrance); 808-214-0147, SaveMakena.org.
SUPPER CLUB WITH MISHKA – Caribbean Reggae artist Mishka takes to the Stella stage this Friday. Mishka’s eclectic music reverberates with messages of love and social justice. Following a short stint at a mainstream label, Mishka has since gone independent and now exercises creative control over his music. He’s released four albums to date and has toured extensively alongside Anuhea, Matisyahu, Slightly Stoopid, The Roots and Gregory Isaacs. Dinner & Show $60/6pm. Show Only $30/ 7:30pm. Stella Blues (1279 S. Kihei Rd.); 808-874-3779, Stellablues.com.
PASSION 4 FASHION – Just in time for the summer, the Passion 4 Fashion boutique is presenting a Summer Fashion Show at Lulu’s this Saturday. With music and video mixes by DJ Big Mike, the P4F’s models will hit the runway at 11pm. P4F merchandise goes on sale at 7pm and prizes will be given out throughout the night. Passion 4 Fashion is a locally owned boutique located on the Westside. Be sure to check out what your passion might be. Free. 11pm. Lulu’s (1221 Honoapi’ilani Hwy, Lahaina), Passion4fashionboutique.com.
KANDI EVERETTE – Paia Tattoo Parlor is presenting renowned tattoo artist Kandi Everett on Saturday. Everett has more than three decades of experience. She’s been featured in galleries around the world, and she specializes in China Sea Flash artwork. Joining her will be Tania Arens, a fellow printmaking tattoo artist. Everett will close her art show with first-come, first-served tattoo sessions between noon and 6pm. There will be a closing reception featuring both artists work at 7pm. Enjoy pupus and wine/beer while shopping the art. Please call ahead to make appointments. 12pm tattoo appointments start; 7pm closing reception. Paia Tattoo Parlor (120 Hana Hwy, Paia); 808-579-8515, paiatattooparlor.com.
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SUNDAY, MAY 19
CIRQUE DU SUNDAY – Swing on by to Cirque du Sunday! It’s a day full of fun, when you can test your trapeze skills or learn a little aerial arts (2pm-5pm/ $10 each). If that’s not your thing, enjoy live music and food vendors safely on ground. Anthony Delaney, a former Cirque Du Soleil performer, will put on a free show for all (5pm). Musical guests Go Get Em will take the stage following Delaney (6pm). Get comfortable because the finale will be a movie on the lawn (7pm). Be sure to don your best circus costume for the costume contest as well. Free entry. 2pm. Emerald City Trapeze Arts Maui (111 Ulupono St., Lahaina); 808-268-9597, Emeraldcitytrapeze.com.
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TUESDAY, MAY 21
‘DESPICABLE ME’ – Here’s a chance to plan a movie date with your keiki at the Kihei Public Library. In the animated movie, Despicable Me, Gru goes on a ruthless mission to steal the moon. Then three orphan girls turn his world upside down. Suitable for keiki five and up, all are welcome to join. All children must be accompanied by an adult. If accommodations or sign language services are needed, please contact the library as soon as possible. Snacks will be provided. Free. 6pm. Kihei Public Library (35 Waimahaihai St., Kihei); 808-875-6833, Librarieshawaii.org.
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WEDNESDAY, MAY 22
MAUI SOCIETY OF WOMEN ENGINEERS HAPPY HOUR – The Society of Women Engineers Maui will host a happy hour this Wednesday. Women (and men!) interested in engineering, technology and science are welcome to stop by and network. Here’s your chance to meet engineers on the island and ask all about coefficients of drag, inertia, centers of gravity and any other engineering-related questions you might have. Cost includes pupus and two drinks. RSVP here. $20. 5pm-7pm. Stella Blues Cafe, Party Room (1279 S. Kihei Rd.), Swe-hi.org/swe/main.html.