This Saturday, Oct. 4: Halau O Ka Hanu Lehua

Celebrate a decade of dance with Halau O Ka Hanu Lehua this Saturday at the MACC’s Castle Theater. Accompanied by Hawaii songbirds Kuana Torres Kahele, Natalie Ai Kamau’u and Holunape, the award-winning halau will explore the art of chant, song and movement. $30. 5pm. The Maui Arts and Cultural Center (One Cameron Way, Kahului), Mauiarts.org -Marina […]

This Friday, Oct. 3: Surf Film ‘Attractive Distractions’ at the MACC

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This Friday, the new surf film Attractive Distractions debuts on the Maui Arts and Cultural Center big screen. It shows 12 young surfers who catch waves in places like Maui, Portugal, New Zealand, Mentawais Islands Indonesia and Australia. The movie features surfers Albee Layer, Matt Meola, Kai Barger, John John Florence, Tyler Larronde, Dege O’Connell and Torrey Meister. There will also be music by […]

This Friday, Oct. 3: Raul Midon at the MACC

This Friday, The Maui Arts and Cultural Center Solo Sessions series presents Raul Midon. The singer-songwriter and guitarist from New York dabbles in a variety of genres including Flamenco, Jazz and soul. Blind from infancy, the University of Miami alum has captivated audiences with his innovative style. $30-$65. 7:30pm. Maui Arts and Cultural Center, McCoy Studio (One Cameron […]

This Tuesday, Sept. 30: UHMC Candidates Forum

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The Associated Students of the University of Hawaii Maui College Student Government will host a candidate forum this Tuesday. Candidates running for the offices of Governor, State Senate, State House, Mayor, County Council and the Office of Hawaiian Affairs (Maui Candidates) have been invited to participate. Refreshments will be served and voter registration will be available […]

This Sunday, Sept. 28: TEDxMAUI

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TEDxMAUI returns to Maui this Sunday. It features speakers both local and national like Maya Soetoro-Ng, Dave Kalama, Daedelus (Alfred Darlington), B.J. Fogg and Hinaleimoana Wong-Kalu (Kumu Hina). The event will also feature a guest speaker from Maui’s inaugural TEDxYouth, which took place earlier this year. The four-session day will be broken in half by lunch, with a reception to […]

This Saturday, Sept. 27: Maui Calls at the MACC

The Maui Arts and Culture Center is inviting you to to their annual fundraising gala, known as Maui Calls. This year’s event, titled “Celebrating the Songs of Hawaii,” will feature chef-crafted samplings, an extensive wine list and live Hawaiian music. It’s a night when MACC supporters flood the venue’s pavilion for an evening celebrating Maui’s performing arts center. Shop […]

This Friday, Sept. 26: Festivals of Aloha kickoff at Queen Ka’ahumanu Center

Pau Hana your Aloha Friday with the Festivals of Aloha kickoff at the Queen Ka’ahumanu Center. The ohana is invited for a time of Hawaiian music, culture and community. Buy a $5 festival ribbon and receive discounted admission to various FOA events happening island-wide. 7pm-9pm. Queen Ka’ahumanu Center (275 W. Ka’ahumanu Ave, Kahului), Festivalsofaloha.com -Marina Satoafaiga (@sandtothecity) Photo: Forest […]

This Friday, Sept. 26: America at the MACC

The Maui Arts and Cultural Center welcomes America this Friday. You know, the ’70s band with a place in the Vocal Group Hall of Fame. Anyway, following 2011’s Hits: 40th Anniversary Edition, Gerry Beckley and Dewey Bunnel continue to keep the band’s music alive. $39-$89. 7:30pm. The Maui Arts and Cultural Center (One Cameron Way, Kahului); 808-242-7469, Mauiarts.org -Marina Satoafaiga (@sandtothecity) Photo […]

This Friday, Sept. 26: Naomi Shihab Nye at the MACC

This Friday evening, four-time Pushcart Prize winner, Guggenheim Fellow and The Academy of American Poets’ Lavan Award recipient Naomi Shihab Nye will do a talk story session at the Maui Arts and Cultural Center. Nye has written a variety of books and poetry, usually exploring themes of peace and goodwill. Here’s a chance to talk with an actual humanitarian (she’ll […]

This Thursday, Sept. 25: Mavis Staples at the MACC

This Thursday, blues/gospel singer and civil rights activist Mavis Staples will perform at the Maui Arts and Cultural Center. After performing for more than four decades–and releasing 14 albums–Staples easily deserves her Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award and induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. The music icon continues to reinvent herself appealing to old and new […]

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