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FREE. Presented by the nonprofit Arts Education for Children Group and produced by Ke Kula Mele Hawaiian School of Music,
this three-day event brings together master steel guitar players and aficionados from around the world for a celebration of the music created on the Hawaiian steel guitar.
It features performances, presentations, workshops and kani ka pila (jam sessions) focused on the Hawaiian steel guitar and its importance in the Hawaiian music genre. Cultural activities include hula, lei making, ukulele, and story-telling throughout the weekend.
Master steel guitarists include Alan Akaka, Bobby Ingano, Joel Katz, Owana Salazar, Ed Punua, Geronimo Valdriz, Sam Ako, Jeff Au Hoy, Ross Ka’a’a, Next Generation, and Greg Sardinha, from Hawai‘i, Washington, Illinois, and Massachusetts.
Performances are followed by a jam session for guest musicians, students and aspiring young Maui artists to share their talents and learn from the best. For more information and a complete schedule, visit www.mauisteelguitarfestival.com.
7:30 pm, Yokouchi Pavilion/ A&B Amphitheater. For tickets: www.mauiarts.org or call 242-SHOW (7469)
Caravan by car and stop for short hikes. Amazing native plants; historical sites; views and commentary by noted botanist and historian Bob Hobdy. Meet 8:30 a.m. Keokea Park in upper Kula. Bring lunch, water. Limit 20. Special donation $5 members $10 non-members.s
10a - 3 pm. This free family event will feature Earth friendly educational booths, great food, free kapa and lei making activities, Hawaiian music and more! Native Hawaiian plants will also be available for purchase. The Gardens are located at 150 Kanaloa Avenue in Kahului, across the War Memorial Stadium.
Rigorous hike along stream gulches and coastal trails. Hiking shoes/boots required, long pants, sun hat,walking stick recommended. Bring bug spray, sunscreen, water and lunch. Meet 9 am Haiku Community Center. Limit 20. Leader: Archaeologist Dr. Janet Six. Assistant: Lucienne de Naie.
Free Admission. Celebrating the music created on the Hawaiian steel guitar, the festival features masters of the instrument including Alan Akaka, Greg Sardinha, Bobby Ingano, Geri Valdriz, Ed Punua, and Ross Ka‘a‘a in free performances, presentations, workshops, and jam sessions. Daytime music workshops begin at 9am on Saturday. Topics include beginning Hawaiian steel guitar, recording tips, playing in the nahenahe style, and “Talk Story: The Songs of Barney Isaacs.” Mele Fong is presenting ukulele workshops and Leimomi Balcasco-Murray teaches hula classes at 1 and 2:30pm. Throughout the weekend, cultural activities such as lei making, Maori carving, and story telling are being offered.
Haiku Community Center. Benefits Haiku Elementary School, Haiku Community Association and Boys & Girls Club Maui-Haiku. This year’s theme is “Peace, Love & Haiku”. The event is FREE.
Sat, 9am-5pm: Farmers' Market, Poi Pounding, Arts & Crafts, Food Booths,
Music & Hula.
Sun, 7:30am-10:30am: Taro Pancake Breakfast plus Loco Moco Bowls, 11am: Kahanu Garden Tours, 2pm: Kapahu Living Farm Lo'i Excursion.
A bittersweet slice of Carol Burnett's childhood. Tickets available at the Maui OnStage Box Office (808) 242-6969, and online at www.mauionstage.com.
7:30 pm, McCoy Theater - In concert with The Kosher Gospel Singers. For tickets: www.mauiarts.org or call 242-SHOW (7469)
7:30 pm, Castle Theater - Annual Lei Day Concert. For tickets: www.mauiarts.org or call 242-SHOW (7469)
7 mile trail to stupa. Stops at other historical sites. Meet at 9 a.m. at Keokea Park in Kula . Bring water, lunch/ snack, hat. Limit 20.
7:00 pm, Castle Theater. IMUA Family Services presents Patrick Henry Hughes in concert and his remarkable, inspiring story. For tickets: www.mauiarts.org or call 242-SHOW (7469)
Fundraising Party to support the Pacific Cancer Foundation. Kapalua Spa and Stylist to the Stars Billy Yamaguchi – creator of Feng Shui Beauty concept – will launch his new “Feng Shui Colour Party” with an exclusive full makeover for eight lucky ladies! Guests will receive a one-on-one beauty consultation, hair coloring, hair cut and make-up followed by an intimate lunch at the Pineapple Grill restaurant with Billy. For more information call 808-665-8282.
8:00 pm, Castle Theater. Star of four feature films, voiced characters in three animated films, George Lopez comes to Maui to talk about, "That's The America I Live In!" For Mature Audiences. For tickets: www.mauiarts.org or call 242-SHOW (7469)
Maui Academy of Performing Arts (MAPA) presents a wacky new comedy about who haven’t spoken to one another in six years. As the ohana gathers for a wedding, we meet a circle of friends and relatives who will do anything to help the brothers heal their rift before the ceremony. Twenty-one characters played by just two actors. See it and get hooked! Steppingstone Playhouse at Queen Ka’ahumanu Center. Fri & Sat 7:30 pm. Sun 2:00 pm. $16 adults, $14 seniors, $12 students. (808) 244-8760
Norman and Ethel Thayer return to spend their forthy-eighth summer together in Maine at their home on Golden Pond.
7:00 pm, A&B Amphitheater, gates open at 5:30 pm. FREE and Fun for Families and Kids of all Ages!
7:00 am, 300 Ma'alaea Road, Wailuku. Start time for the 5K race is 7:00 am. A 1 Mile Keiki run/walk will start at about 7:15 am, as soon as start line is cleared of the 5K participants. The finish line for both 5K and 1 Mile races is the parking lot off of Hauoli St. Post-race refreshments located at the finish line. Awards ceremony at 8:30 am at the finish line.
7:30 pm, Castle Theater. Folk rock singer-songwriter, surfer and musician from O'ahu's north shore, Jack Johnson is best known for his work in the soft rock and alternative genres. Jack will be performing two acoustic shows on Maui with Paula Fuga and John Cruz. Proceeds will benefit the Kokua Hawai'i Foundation. For tickets: www.mauiarts.org or call 242-SHOW (7469)
7:30 pm, Castle Theater. Iconic British rockers bring their quintessential hits to Maui. For tickets: www.mauiarts.org or call 242-SHOW (7469)
Join Pacific Whale Foundation's lead researcher Annie Macie and noted guest wildlife photographers on a whalewatch photo safari from 6:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. aboard it's eco-friendly, stable catamaran from Lahaina Harbor.
7 am Shotgun Start at the Dunes at Maui Lani. Now in its 23rd year, for tickets: www.mauiarts.org or call 242-SHOW (7469)
Celebrating the music created on the Hawaiian steel guitar, the festival features free concerts, presentations, and hands-on workshops throughout the weekend at Kaanapali Beach Hotel on the island of Maui. Honoring one of Hawaiis Living Legends of Hawaiian Music, Henry Kaleialoha Allen, the festival also features well-known Hawaiian steel guitar players, cultural enrichment specialists, and special guests.
7 pm, Kihei Baptist Chapel - 1655 South Kihei Road (at corner of Welakahao).
A spellbinding evening of musical splendor with 50 singers from Paradise Singers, Maui Concert Chorus, and UH Maui College Chorus.
Hawaii Public Radio host Michael Titterton will narrate an inspiring evening that features “greatest hits” from popular Broadway shows, movies, and opera, including “South Pacific,” “The
Fantasticks,” “Mamma Mia!” and two of the most popular chorus selections in all of opera, “Va Pensiero” and “Libiamo” by Giuseppe Verdi.
For this final concert of Maui Choral Arts Association’s 2010-2011 season, Sing On, Sing On!, performers will be elegantly dressed. The audience is invited to join in the enchantment by dressing up for the occasion. A silent auction of jewelry, fine art, gift baskets, and gift certificates for fabulous Maui treasures supports Maui Choral Arts Association in bringing quality live choral and instrumental music to Maui.
Ticket prices include special refreshments after the concert, including a luscious chocolate fountain. Advance tickets are $20 for adults, $10 for youth (18 and under) and students with ID, available until Friday, April 29, 5 p.m., online at www.MauiChoralArts.org, by calling 800-838-3006, and (cash or check only) at Maui Topaz Goldsmith & Gallery in Kihei, 2395 S. Kihei Road.