Wondering what to do this weekend? The following is a chronological listing of some of the island’s best events scheduled from Thursday, Nov. 19, through Sunday, Nov. 22 and beyond…
Look for this information no later than every Thursday afternoon.
Friday & Saturday, Nov. 20 & 21
A cast of 37 Maui Prep Middle and Upper School students, directed by Vania Jerome, present Seussical Jr. on the Maui Prep Campus in Napili. This fun family friendly musical takes you into the world of Dr. Seuss, where the Cat in the Hat leads us through the adventures of Horton the Elephant hatching the egg and finding the Who’s dust speck! Cat in the Hat striped hats will be available for purchase for audience participation in the show. Shows are Friday and Saturday, November 20-21, at 6:30pm. All tickets are $10 General Admission and may be purchased from any cast member or at the Maui Prep Office, 808-665-9966. Music by Stephen Flaherty, lyrics by Lynn Ahrens, book by Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty, co-conceived by Lynn Ahrens, Stephen Flaherty and Eric Idle, based on the works of Dr. Seuss, music supervised, adapted and produced by Bryan Louiselle. Seussical Jr. is presented through special arrangement with and all authorized performance materials are supplied by Music Theatre International, 421 West 54th Street, New York, NY 10019. Script, music and all other material ©2006 Music Theatre International Broadway Junior and MTI’s Broadway Junior Collection are trademarks of Music Theatre International. All rights reserved.
Saturday, Nov. 21
?Chef Bloc Dinner Features “Belly & Snout” Theme
Wailea · Andaz · 6 p.m.
Chef de Cuisine Ritchard Cariaga of Ka‘ana Kitchen at Andaz Maui at Wailea Resort will reunite with Head Chef of Hana Ranch Provisions, Gary Johnson, for a unique dinner with the theme of “Belly & Snout.” Focusing on quality, artisanship and creativity, Chef Bloc is a monthly dinner series featuring various chef collaborations between Cariaga and his talented culinary friends. Each dinner is limited to only twelve guests, allowing for a personal yet interactive environment where diners can watch the process from up close, ask questions and even help plate the dishes.
November’s “Belly & Snout” Chef Bloc will showcase a six-course dinner menu featuring dishes inspired by ingredients from Troy Sakugawa’s upcountry farm. Click on the link above to read the rest of the article.
Victoria Kneubuhl’s courtroom drama reenacts Queen Liliuokalani’s trial for treason. The play focuses on events in 1895, after Hawaiian nationalists failed to restore the queen to her throne and she was tried by an American court for allegedly allowing the uprising against the new republic by her followers. The play explores unresolved sovereignty issues triggered by the U.S. overthrow of the Hawaiian monarchy.
Maui Roller Girls will host its first annual Epic Lip Sync Battle 2015 and 2016 Rockin’ Roller Derby Calendar release party on Saturday, Nov. 21, 2015, from 6 to 10 p.m. at the Maui Brewing Company in Kīhei. The entry fee is $5 or buy a 2016 Maui Roller Girls Calendar for $20 and admission is free. Guest judges will choose the top three contestants who will then have a lip sync battle royale to a specially chosen song to determine who will be named the “Lip Sync Master of Maui.” Costumes, duets, group numbers and props are encouraged,” by MauiNow.com. For more information and to read the rest of the article, click on the link above.
Sindulgence!, a burlesque variety show hosted by Cabaret & Cocktails, is scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 21, at ProArts Playhouse in Azeka Shopping Center in Kīhei. The evening of dance, comedy, singing and burlesque is a fundraiser for ProArts – The Maui Performing Arts Company, a nonprofit organization dedicated to producing the highest quality theater for Maui audiences .Cabaret & Cocktails is a new burlesque troupe formed through many collaborations with the Kit Kat Club Cabaret,” by MauiNow.com. For more information and to read the rest of the article click on the link above.
Saturday, Nov. 21 & 28
Sunday, Nov. 22
The Smooth Jazz All-Stars features sax-man Paul Taylor, two-time Grammy Award-winning guitarist Paul Brown, Grammy-winning pianist Gregg Karukas and Hawaii’s own Michael Paulo. In the 19 years since Paul Taylor first got “On the Horn” with his hit debut album, he’s enjoyed an extraordinary journey in the contemporary urban jazz world. With ten solo releases, Paul is back, and will be featuring new songs from his latest release, “Tenacity.” Paul Brown’s talents as producer/engineer have earned him two Grammy Awards and an impressive string of more than 60 #1 hits. In an illustrious career spanning over two decades, Brown has worked on projects for such influential artists as George Benson, Al Jarreau, Kirk Whalum, Patti Austin, Norman Brown, Luther Vandross, Boney James, and more. He will be featuring tracks from his new release, “Truth be Told.” Grammy Award-winning pianist/composer, Gregg Karukas, is a very familiar face to the Hawaii audience. His latest recording, “Soul Secrets,” has garnered back-to-back #1 radio hit songs. With over 11 solo releases, Greg has had a string of #1 smooth jazz songs and is one of the most sought-after pianists in the genre. Hawaii’s own, sax-man Michael Paulo, will be joining in for the fun, and rounding out the band is Zanuck Lindsay on guitar, Randy Aloya on bass, and Garin Poliahu on drums! Four great artists in one concert!
George Kahumoku Jr. Slack Key Show Every Wednesday in Napili
Lahaina · Napili Kai Beach Resort · 7:30 p.m.
“George Kahumoku Jr. will present his Grammy Award-winning slack key show, Masters of Hawaiian Music, every Wednesday this month at 7:30 p.m. at Napili Kai Beach Resort’s Aloha Pavilion. MauiNow.com has the full story and more information. Click the link above to see more. Slack key show tickets are available online or by calling 669-3858.
Wednesday, Nov. 25 Through Dec. 20
Ukulele Mix Plate in Nov. at The Shops at Wailea
Wailea · The Shops at Wailea · 6 and 8 p.m.
Mele Ukulele and The Shops at Wailea invite the public to the free Ukulele Mix Plate events on the first, second and fourth Wednesday—Nov. 4, 11 and 25—at the fountain courtyard between 6 and 8 p.m. Ukulele Mix Plate is an interactive ‘ukulele music event in which attendees can learn about the host culture, about the state’s official musical instrument and even learn how to play. A number of complimentary ‘ukulele will be available, compliments of Mele Ukulele, during the free introductory ‘ukulele lesson. Stop by their retail location on the second floor near Tommy Bahama to sign up. A four-hour event parking validation will be offered with proceeds benefit Maui Food Bank. For more information and to read the rest of the article, click on the link above.
Through Dec. 20
The MACC Showcases Hawai‘i’s Lau Hala Weavers
Kahului · The MACC
The Maui Arts & Cultural Center and Bishop Museum will present an exhibit of lau hala artifacts from the museum’s collections and the work of contemporary lau hala weavers in Hawai‘i at Schaefer International Gallery through Dec. 20. Click on the link above for more information.
Through Dec. 5
2015 Christmas Tree Fundraiser
Kahului · Kahului Shopping Center · 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Kahului Rotary Club’s Famous 2015 Christmas Tree Fundraiser is here! Supplies are limited!! Buy early to reserve your Christmas tree. Click on the link above for more information.
Pick up on Friday, Dec. 4, 3–8 p.m. and Saturday, Dec. 5, 9 a.m.–1 p.m.
6’– 8′ Douglas Firs = $75
6’– 8′ Noble Firs = $85
11’–13′ Noble Firs (aka “Ceiling Scrapers”) = $275
Sunday, Dec. 13
Holiday Crafts at Kēōkea Marketplace
Kula · Kēōkea Marketplace · 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The inaugural Holiday Crafts at Kēōkea Marketplace event will be held from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Dec. 13 at mile marker 17 on Kula Highway at Ka‘amana Street, a quarter-mile past Grandma’s Coffeehouse. Homestead caterer Pikake Newhouse will prepare her sellout special pastele for the event. The Christmastide venture will also offer seasonal gift items, stocking stuffers, and fresh produce and plants. To read the rest of the article and for more information click on the link above. For event information and vendor applications, contact Kalena Park at [email protected]
Saturday, Dec. 5
Shotgun Start It’s that time again… the 10th Annual BOYS & GIRLS CLUBS OF MAUI BENEFIT GOLF TOURNAMENT Saturday, Dec. 5, 2015, at the Wailea Blue Golf Course. Click on the link above for more information and to register. Sponsorship packages available.
Saturday, Jan. 30
Kahului · Maui Arts and Cultural Center (The MACC) · 6:30 p.m.
“UB40 is reuniting and they are coming to Maui! Tickets go on sale at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center Box Office Saturday, Oct. 24, scheduled at The MACC’s A&B Amphitheater on Saturday, Jan. 30. UB40 helped define reggae music for a generation, producing multiple Top 10, No. 1, gold and platinum albums; earning multiple Grammy nominations; and creating hits worldwide including Red Red Wine, I Can’t Help Falling In Love With You, I Got You Babe and Here I Am (Come and Take Me). The band has sold more than 70 million units worldwide. The band, formed in 1979 in Birmingham, England, pooling a diverse set of influences to put a fresh, indigenous slant on Jamaican reggae. Click on the link above for the rest of the article and more information.