THURSDAY, JAN. 17
KEIGWIN & CO. DANCE – Make way for a visually stunning presentation as Keigwin & Company display their electrifying brand of contemporary dance. Founded in 2003 by Larry Keigwin, Keigwin & Co. has entertained national and international audiences with dance that embodies a theatrical sensibility of heart, wit and style. The company has performed at venues including The John F. Kennedy Center, the American Dance Festival and The Joyce Theater. Keigwin has more than a dozen original dances on its roster, including large choreographed pieces titled Bolero, Runaway, Sidewalk and most recently Bird Watching. Don’t miss this national phenom as they grace MACC’s stage. $12- $45. 7:30pm. Maui Arts and Cultural Center, Castle Theater (One Cameron Way, Kahului); 808-242-7469, mauiarts.org.
KABOOM – Casanova is kicking off “Reggae Thursdays” with a KABOOM. Yes, a night dedicated to Reggae, dancehall and island vibes. Skank to resident selecta/mc DJ Irie Dole of Ja Warrior Shelter Hi-Fi. The night will include DJs and entertainers to take you into the wee hours. $5 before 10pm/ $10 after. 9:30pm-1:30am. Casanova (1188 Makawao Ave.); 808-572-0220, casanovamaui.com.
HP BALDWIN ANNUAL MEETING – The community is invited to join H P Baldwin’s High School Foundation’s fourth annual meeting. Learn more about the school and scholarship program. Donors, alumni, staff and community are welcome to join. If you plan on attending, please RSVP to the number below. 5pm. H P Baldwin High School, Library Workroom. (1650 Ka’ahumanu Ave., Wailuku); 808-878-3778 or 808-270-6901, hpbaldwinhighschoolfoundation.org.
FRIDAY, JAN. 18
KUANA TORRES KAHELE – Destined for a life in music, Kuana Torres Kahele was born into a long line of Hawaiian music legends. His talent would garner him an induction as one of his permanent musicians for Halau Ka Ua Kani Lehua. In 2011, Kuana released his highly anticipated solo album filled with original music composed by the musician himself. Tied with Keali’i Reichel for the most Na hoku Hanohano awards from a Hawaiian music artist in 2012, Kahele is a force to be reckoned with. $25-$45. 7:30pm. Maui Arts and Cultural Center, McCoy Studio Theater (One Cameron Way, Kahului); 808-242-7469, mauiarts.org.
WOVEN ROOTS – Woven Roots makes a stop on their Respect All Things Tour on the Southside. Hailing from the Pacific Northwest, Woven Roots draws inspiration from their woodland surroundings. Using music as a vessel to spread a message of love and understanding for our planet’s finite resources, the band has more than 60 songs encouraging respect and reciprocity for our planet’s natural systems. Communicating positive change of environmentally sound methods and lifestyles, Woven Roots strives to stray from mainstream. Diamonds Ice Bar & Grill. (1279 S. Kihei Rd.); 808-874-9299, facebook.com/wovenroots.
MAT KEARNEY – Oregon-born and Nashville-based singer-songwriter Mat Kearney is making a stop on the Valley Isle. Critically acclaimed since the debut of his formal full-length album Nothing Left to Lose, Kearney has earned four Top 20 hits on the Adult Top 40 charts. He has toured with John Mayer, Sheryl Crow and The Fray. His music can be heard on shows like Grey’s Anatomy, The Hills and NCIS. $20 in advance/ $25 on show day. 7:30pm. Maui Arts and Cultural Center, Castle Theater (One Cameron Way, Kahului); 808-242-7469, mauiarts.org.
MAKAWAO THIRD FRIDAY – “Makawao Gets Fit and Healthy” is the theme for this month’s Third Friday Town Party. The evening will be dedicated to a healthier you and fresh starts. Enjoy live music and information booths for local organizations and refreshments at Maui Hands, which will feature knifemaker Kaipo. Indulge in (or not) food vendors, family friendly activities and community. Free. 6pm-9pm. Makawao (Between Baldwin and Makawao Avenues), mauifridays.com.
SATURDAY, JAN. 19
HALIE LOREN – Jazz singer Halie Loren has already charmed audiences internationally and now she’s bringing her talent to Hawaii. With four number one albums in Japan, her album Heart First went to number one in Canada and topped the charts here in the US garnering Jazz Critique Magazine’s 2011 “Golden prize” in the Vocal Jazz Album category. She released a live album Stages internationally and re-released a deluxe version of “They Oughta Write a Song” in Japan. $25. 8:30pm-10:30pm. Gannon’s Restaurant (100 Wailea Golf Club Dr.); 808-875-8080, gannonsestaurant.com.
PATO BANTON AND THE NOW GENERATION – You can always use more love and positivity! Pato Banton and The Now Generation strive to spread just that through their music. A compilation of Southern California residents, Pato Banton and The Now Generation are talented musicians who have worked with The Breddrin, Gregory Isaacs, Maxi Priest and Beres Hammond. Based largely on feedback from the audience, Pato Banton creates an interactive environment encouraging dialogue that references current events and spirituality while keeping the vibes upbeat and fun. $20 presale/ $25 door. 9pm. Stella Blues (1279 S. Kihei Rd.); 808-874-3779, stellablues.com.
CAT SPAY/NEUTER CLINIC – 9th Life Hawaii is hosting a free/low cost feline spay/neuter clinics over six days in January and this Saturday kicks off the cat-tastic festivities. Maui’s largest non-profit, no kill cat rescue and sanctuary welcomes owned, feral, stray and colony cats. No pregnant cats will be allowed. Volunteers will pick up cats at designated locations and transport them to the clinic, returned later the same day. Call for more information on reserving a spot. $35/ FREE if a hardship. 808-573-3365, 9thlifehawaii.org.
NATIONAL SERVICE DAY – Habitat for Humanity is celebrating National Service Day in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Inspired by Dr. King’s commitment to social change and community, here’s your chance to give back to the community in this beautiful display of unity. Here are some organizations with projects: Habitat for Humanity–Harbor Lights demolition and restoration; Community Work Day–planting a keiki garden and wetland restoration; The Maui Farm–building blocks of life. Call to learn how you can join and make your positive change for a better America by starting local. 808- 270-7150, handsonmaui.com.
SUNDAY, JAN. 20
BROADWAY POPS – Maui Pops Orchestra, along with Broadway actors Gary Mauer and Elizabeth Southard, will take the MACC stage for an evening honoring a classic collection of Broadway songs. There will be songs from Les Miserables, West Side Story and Chicago along with performances of “I Got Rhythm,” “Music of the Night” and “Gypsy.” Mauer and Southard are known for singing lead in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s production of The Phantom of The Opera. Get a taste of an authentic Broadway production with island flare. $10-$45. 3pm. Maui Arts and Cultural Center, Castle Theater (One Cameron Way, Kahului); 808-242-7469, mauiarts.org.
MONDAY, JAN. 21
NEW SHANGHAI CIRCUS – The New Shanghai Circus is back for thrills, chills and more! Passed on from farmers and craftsmen, the performers’ acrobatic skills date back generations. Back with more layers of complexity and stunts, be thrilled by the dazzling show and risky technique. Enjoy jumping, twirling and leaping, all without worrying that it may be your children. $12-$28. Monday, 4pm and 7:30pm; Tuesday, 7pm. Maui Arts and Cultural Center, Castle Theater (One Cameron Way, Kahului); 808-242-7469, mauiarts.org.
MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. MARCH – All are invited to participate in an outwardly expression of remembrance, though county officials ask that you leave any signs at home. The Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. march will be held on Monday to commemorate his strides towards ending segregation. Opening ceremonies will begin at 8:30am at the Stone of Hope (200 High St., Wailuku), followed by Mayor Alan Arakawa’s reading of the Proclamation by the County of Maui. The march will end at Wailuku Coffee Company (26 N. Market St., Wailuku.) Festivities will then continue at the Queen Ka’ahumanu Center stage from 1pm-3pm. Free. 8:30am. Stone of Hope Monument (200 High St., Wailuku); 808-878-8434, africanamericansonmaui.com.