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Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 pm, Sundays at 2 pm, Steppingston Playhouse at the Ka'ahumanu Center. Dream the impossible dream with madman Don Quixote in this extraordinary musical about one man’s quest for truth and valor. Join the director and cast for “AfterWords,” free post-show discussions about the production on February 10 and February 17. Tickets: $25 adults, $22 seniors, $18 students. (808) 244-8760, www.mauiacademy.org or customer service kiosk at Queen Ka’ahumanu Center.
7:30 pm, Castle Theatre. Ground-breaking, edgy and always hysterical ... Margaret Cho, whose comedy blends hilarious glimpses of her Korean-American family life with ironic and funny commentary on political and social issues, has twice been nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Comedy Album of the Year, most recently for her 2010 release, “Cho Dependent.” For tickets: www.mauiarts.org or call 242-SHOW (7469)
7:30 pm, Castle Theatre. In a living room setting on stage, Mick Fleetwood will talk-story about his world travels, behind the scenes antics and musical influences. Then the 2010 Grammy Award nominated Mick Fleetwood Blues Band, featuring Rick Vito on guitar and vocals, Lenny Castellanos on bass and vocals and Mark Johnstone on keyboards and vocals, will perform their hits. The band’s sound takes you back to the early blues-driven years of Fleetwood Mac. For tickets: www.mauiarts.org or call 242-SHOW (7469)
4-7 pm, Free. UpCountry Makawao presents "Mele, Hula, and Kanikapila," featuring local Hawaiian Entertainment from Maui's finest dancers, singers, and musicians. There will be local food and great Hawaiian hospitality. Visitors are welcomed and encouraged to attend!! Kalama Intermediate School Hall 120 Makani Rd. Makawao Hi, 96768 Call 573-8735
7:30 pm, McCoy Studio Theater. An acoustic evening of hits with Tommy Shaw (Styx) and Jack Blades (Night Ranger). For tickets: www.mauiarts.org or call 242-SHOW (7469)
1 pm, Pavilion/Courtyard. The Rotary Club of Wailuku presents its annual fundraising event – LOBSTERFEST 2013 – a casual affair. A Dixieland band - Phillip Smith and the Gentlemen of Jazz, featuring the vocals of Ellen Belarose - will keep your slippahed feet tapping while you eat the delicious spiced, steamed Lobsters, Dirty Rice with N’Orleans Etouffee, Louisiana Potato Salad and much more. Beverages, including French Quarter Hurricane Cocktails will be available for purchase, and a surprise auction item is up for grabs. For tickets: www.mauiarts.org or call 242-SHOW (7469)
7:30 pm, Yokouchi Pavilion / A&B Amphitheater. Legendary guitarist Carlos Santana was the first act to perform in the MACC's Alexander & Baldwin Amphitheater in 1994. Now 19 years and 10 Grammy Awards later, Santana returns to perform in the new Yokouchi Pavilion / A&B Amphitheater! Tickets on sale to MACC members Jan 19, and to the public Jan 26: www.mauiarts.org or call 242-SHOW (7469)
6:30 pm - Talk Story with Freda Payne. 7:30 pm - Gospel Workshop with Reggie Smith, Music Minister Antioch Baptist Church, Youngstown, Ohio. Free Admission.
6:30 pm. The 2012 Maui Invitational Music Festival presents singer and actress Freda Payne in a musical tribute in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center on Thursday, February 2, 2012. Pre-show festivities begin at 6:30pm in the McCoy Courtyard and feature a performance by blended gospel choirs. Vocalists Sheryl Renee and Maui’s own Clay Mortensen open the show in the McCoy Studio Theater with Mana‘o Radio personality Kathy Collins as mistress of ceremonies. Tickets are $30 and are available at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center Box Office or www.MauiArts.org or 808/242-SHOW (7469).
5:30 pm - Vocalist Sheryl Renee & Friends accompanied by Brian Cuomo on piano will perform Jazz & Popp standards in musical tribute to Martin Luther King Jr. in celebration of Black History Month. Free Admission.
7:30 pm, McCoy Studio Theatre. Grammy Award Winner George Kahumoku Jr. hosts Slack Key Masters each month and opens the show with his musical and storytelling talents. Special guest Led Ka'apana is known as the Hawaiian “grand master” of stringed instruments, particularly slack key guitar. His extraordinary baritone and leo ki‘e ki‘e (falsetto) voice have made him a musical legend. For tickets: www.mauiarts.org or call 242-SHOW (7469)
7:30 pm, Castle Theatre. Founded in Warsaw in 1995, the Szymanowski Quartet has developed into one of the most exceptional international string quartets of its generation. For tickets: www.mauiarts.org or call 242-SHOW (7469)
7:30 pm, Castle Theatre. Renowned as one of Hawai‘i’s most popular recording artists, Keali‘i is the award-winning kumu hula of Halau Ke‘alaokamaile. His music, chant and hula represent the best of Hawai‘i‘s traditional and contemporary poetry and dance today. His halau has brought home top awards from the prestigious hula competition, Merrie Monarch Festival, and he has won multiple Na Hoku Hanohano Awards for his music. For tickets: www.mauiarts.org or call 242-SHOW (7469)
6-8 pm. Romance your sweetheart at Maui's most unique and romantic Valentine's event, the Sea of Love at Maui Ocean Center! This highly anticipated aquarium signature event promises an unforgettable evening, featuring semi-private seating, an exquisite menu and the beauty of Hawaii's marine life. $99 per person plus gratuity and tax. For reservations, call: (808) 270-7088
7:30 pm, Castle Theatre. International ballet star and original bad boy, Rasta Thomas, founded The Bad Boys of Dance in 2007. Today, the company, comprised of the most talented and versatile young male dancers in the world, brings its magic to the masses, having performed for over 500,000 fans worldwide in over 500 shows. For tickets: www.mauiarts.org or call 242-SHOW (7469)
7:30 pm, Castle Theatre. This popular American band's musical travelogue will take you to Rio, Paris, Rome, Madrid and New York in a cocktail shaker mix of cabaret music. For tickets: www.mauiarts.org or call 242-SHOW (7469)
10am-5pm. Live entertainment, door prizes, food and beverage services, cake tasting, and fashion shows. Meet Photographers, Pastry Chefs, Caterers, Wedding Planners, Florists, Site Providers, Beauticians, and other wedding specialists. Sample tablescapes display trends for 2012 and 2013. A one-stop-shop to plan your wedding, bridal shower, rehearsal dinner, and more! ADMISSION IS FREE. Brides who pre-register at www.mauiweddingassociation.com will receive a FREE issue of Hawaii Bride and Groom Magazine.
Beginning February 18, the weeklong Maui Plein Air Painting Invitational brings together the nation's top plein air artists to capture Maui’s Upcountry vistas, pristine beaches, majestic mountains, and historic towns. The Invitational offers visitors and local residents the opportunity to watch the artists at work, learn about outdoor painting, and support art activities in the community. The weeklong Maui Plein Air Painting Invitational is interspersed with special events which are free and open to the public. For more information, visit www.mauipleinairpainting.com
Saturday, February 18
Noon to 3 p.m. - Kick off Paint Out.
Artists begin the event with the Kick off Paint Out in Kapalua at Kapalua Bay and the D.T. Fleming Beach areas. The freshly painted works of art will be displayed for sale at 4 p.m. at Village Galleries in The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua and throughout the week.
February 18 - 24
Artists Paint Maui on Location
Painters will be seen all over Maui capturing the unique Island landscape and lifestyle.
Tuesday, February 21
7 p.m. - Jean Stern
Executive Director of The Irvine Museum in California and a recognized authority on California Impressionism will present a lecture at the Pioneer Inn, Lahaina.
Wednesday, February 22
4 p.m. Pacific’O Sunset Paint Out
Pacific’O Sunset Paint Out at Kamehameha Iki Park is another chance to see all of the artists in the same vicinity. The artists will gather at the popular beach park next to 505 Front Street to find inspiration in the sunset, beach scenes, and canoes on display in the park.
Friday, February 24
9 a.m. to 11 a.m. -Pioneer Inn Lahaina Harbor Quick Draw
The horn sounds at 9 a.m. sharp, and the artists have exactly two hours to complete a painting. The public has an opportunity to watch a painting being created from start to finish.
Friday, February 24
5 p.m. to 9 p.m. - Maui No Ka ‘Oi Magazine Gala Reception
3 of the best paintings from each artist plus the Quick Draw painting will be unveiled at the Maui No Ka ‘Oi magazine Gala Reception at The Village Gallery, 120 Dickenson Street in Lahaina. Awards will be given and art collectors and art lovers will have an opportunity to view and purchase the fresh work. Refreshments will be served.
Saturday, February 25
9 am - 11 am Coffee and Pastries with the Artists
The artists will replace paintings sold on Friday night, and the public will have one last chance to interact with all of the artists and purchase work from the event The Village Gallery. The show and sale ends at 9 pm that evening.
7:00 pm, Yokouchi Pavilion/ A&B Amphitheater. FREE and Fun for Families & Kids of All Ages! Come enjoy the heartwarming 2011 film "Dolphin Tale" based on the true story of a boy named Sawyer and a dolphin named Winter projected on a giant screen in Yokouchi Pavilion.
Rydell High's senior class of 1959: duck-tailed, hot-rodding "Burger Palace Boys" and their gum-snapping, hip-shaking "Pink Ladies" in bobby sox and pedal pushers, evoking the look and sound of the 1950s in this rollicking musical.
A valued tradition of more than 15 years, Art Affair is the Hui’s signature fundraising event, celebrating the importance of visual arts education in our Maui community. Held at the historic Kaluanui Estate, the evening features live music, dancing, a gourmet seated dinner, a live and silent auction, and an opportunity to meet a wonderful community of art supporters. Experience life in ancient Pompeii under the shadow of Mount Vesuvius with delicious Italian food, colorful frescoes and festive Roman garb. Tickets $175, $250. Call (808) 572-6560 to reserve your tickets today!
7:30 pm, Castle Theatre. An American alternative rock band from Sacramento, California, CAKE is known for its sarcastic lyrics and a wide range of musical influences, including country, rock, funk, mariachi, Iranian folk and hip-hop. CAKE released five hit albums between 1994-2004. For tickets: www.mauiarts.org or call 242-SHOW (7469)
Kipahulu Ohana and Kipahulu Community Association in partnership with Halekala National Park are organizing a work day, Saturday, Feb. 19 to remove invasive African Tulip trees from around Kapahu Living Farm. Haleakala National Park is donating the use of their chipper and operator for the day, and volunteer workers are needed to help cut and haul trees and branches to the chipper. Chainsaws and operators are also needed. All workers should dress appropriately with gloves and footwear. We plan to start around 8:30 (but come any time to lend a hand for a while). Lunch and drinks will be provided. For more info please call Scott 248-8673, Seth -7561, Farley -4400 or Steph -7808.
6:30 pm - 8:30pm. Pacific Whale Foundation’s marine educators invite the public to meet some of the fascinating creatures that roam
Hawaii’s tidepools at night. This discovery event is recommended for people ages 6 and over. Participants are asked to wear sturdy shoes and bring a flashlight. Please no slippers/flip flops. Refreshments will be provided.
We will meet at the Public Beach Access on the south side of the Mana Kai resort in South Kihei (just past the Kihei boat ramp); there is a sign that reads "Public Beach Access."
Adults $10, Children $5. Advance reservations required. Call (808) 249-8811, ext 1.