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MACC Hosts Free Party at the Pavilion

February 28, 2011, 7:32 AM HST
* Updated February 28, 9:05 AM
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By Wendy Osher

Yokouchi Pavilion at the MACC, photo courtesy Aubrey Hord & MACC.

The Maui Arts & Cultural Center hosts a Free Pavilion Party to celebrate the opening of the $13 million Yokouchi Pavilion, Courtyard & Morgado Hall. The event comes on the heels of the inaugural concert at the facility featuring Elton John last week.

The new facility was constructed over three phases and provided 155 jobs to Maui residents. Its roof has 288 panels of glass, and reaches 50 feet in height. It was named in honor of MACC founding Chairman, Pundy Yokouchi, who died in November 2006. Yokouchi was the driving force and central figure of The Center’s inception, and was also the first to come up with the glass-and-steel pyramid roof idea.

The party takes place on Saturday, March 12, 2011 from 4 to 8 p.m. and features entertainment with Maui’s celebrity musicians, hula halau, and student choirs. The event opens with a toast and tours from special guests. There will also be bouncy castle rides for kids, food catered by Maui restaurants, beverages from the new bar area, and a grand finale show with fireworks display.

“Bring your beach blankets and the whole family for an afternoon of fun, food and entertainment to help us celebrate this new beginning. We’ll be giving mini-tours of our new complex, which we like to think of as a ‘welcoming beacon.’ Come for an hour or stay the whole time – it’s our open house,” said Art Vento, President and CEO of Maui Arts & Cultural Center.

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