Maui Arts & Entertainment

Artist 2 Artist returns to MACC with Jerry Santos on May 17

In another installment of the Artist 2 Artist concert series, beloved musician Henry Kapono will join forces with Jerry Santos of the legendary band, Olomana. The special guest will be Maui's own Josh Kahula, the lead singer of Nuff Sedd. Read On Chevron Forward

Celebrate Japanese culture at UHMC on May 25: Drumming, dancing, food and more

The 22nd annual Maui Matsuri Japanese Festival is planned to take place at the University of Hawaiʻi Maui College campus on Saturday, May 25. The Japanese Festival event is from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. and will include free entertainment, kids crafts, food booths and trucks, crafters, exhibits, hands-on activities, passport activity, and much more.

Fairmont Kea Lani hosts ‘Behind the Curtain: A Journey Through Hula,’ June 1

Fairmont Kea Lani hosts “Behind the Curtain: A Journey Through Hula,” an event dedicated to celebrating and sharing the art of hula, taking place Saturday, June 1, 2024. Through the lens of two Maui-based hālau, guests will hear first-hand what it takes to prepare for the prestigious Merrie Monarch hula competition and experience the beautiful art form as the hālau perform a hana hou of presentations shared during the festival this past April.

Zenshin Daiko’s 25th Annual Taiko Festival Concert returns to the MACC on June 15

Zenshin Daiko’s 25th Annual Taiko Festival Concert, a celebration of outstanding muscienaship played with upbeat fun and boundless heart, hits the stage at Castle Theater of the Maui Arts & Cultural Center on Saturday, June 15 at 7 p.m.

Hawaiʻi Youth Symphony to receive $50K grant from the National Endowment for the Arts

The Hawaiʻi Youth Symphony has been approved for a $50,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Arts. The grant will support the Hawaiʻi Youth Symphony’s annual Pacific Music Institute summer program, strategic planning initiatives for board members, faculty, and staff, and a neighbor island performance tour for young musicians.

The 2024 Art of Trash Gallery and Trashion Show winners announced

The winners of Mālama Maui Nui’s 2024 Art of Trash exhibit gallery and Trashion Show have been announced. Winners of the Art Gallery division are: 1st Place Winner: Jim Niess – “Water Meter” (left); 2nd Place Winner: Chris Mithen – “Wilmaʻs Circus” (middle); 3rd Place Winner: Beck Lewis – “ ʻAlalā ” (right).

Pacific Whale Foundation to host 8th annual World Whale Film Festival fundraiser

Select movies from the Pacific Whale Foundation’s 8th annual World Whale Film Festival fundraiser will be presented June 6 at the OCEAN Organic Farm & Distillery, according to an announcement.

New curator selected for sacred Royal Mausoleum State Monument

The Royal Mausoleum State Monument, the final resting place for the ruling monarchs of the Kingdom of Hawai‘i, is considered one of the most culturally significant wahi pana (living breathing spaces) in the state. The selection of its 18th curator followed an intensive process.

Maui Matsuri set for Children’s Festival at Queen Kaʻahumanu Center this Saturday

To kick off its 22nd annual Japanese Festival, Maui Matsuri plans to hold its Children’s Festival portion of the celebration at the Queen Kaʻahumanu Center from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, May 18.

Mixed Plate Music Fest brings award-winning artists to South Maui Gardens this Saturday

The inaugural Mixed Plate Music Fest, presented by Smooth Moves Entertainment, will be happening at the South Maui Gardens in Kīhei from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturday, May 18.

Students travel to Maui to share aloha for Lahaina through free performance, May 21

Nearly 150 fifth grade haumāna from Kamehameha School Kapālama will share their live stage production, “Ka Malu ʻUlu o Lele: The Shaded Breadfruit Grove of Lele,” with the Maui community. The one-of-a-kind show explores Lahaina’s rich history and serves as a tribute to the resilience of the community. No tickets are needed for the free performance taking place on Tuesday, May 21 at 4:30 p.m. at the Baldwin High School auditorium. The annual fifth grade play is a student-led project that started 31 years ago at the Kapālama campus. 

Queen Kaʻahumanu Center Hosts the 22nd Annual Maui Matsuri Children’s Festival

Maui Matsuri is celebrating its 22nd annual Japanese Festival with the Children’s Festival portion of the event planned for 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, May 18 at the Queen Kaʻahumanu Center.

Wave of Harmony Foundation receives $110,000 grant from charitable trust to empower youth through performing arts

Wave of Harmony Foundation announced a new partnership with The Gilbert and Aileen Kam Chuck Charitable Trust. With a grant of $110,000, this collaboration signifies a new chapter for young performers across the island.

Artist 2 Artist returns to MACC with Jerry Santos on May 17

In another installment of the Artist 2 Artist concert series, beloved musician Henry Kapono will join forces with Jerry Santos of the legendary band, Olomana. The special guest will be Maui’s own Josh Kahula, the lead singer of Nuff Sedd.

Alexander Academy Performing Company presents Swan Lake

Alexander Academy Performing Company presents Tchaikovsky’s timeless masterpiece, Swan Lake, from Saturday to Sunday, June 1-2 at Seabury Hall’s ‘A‘ali‘ikuhonua Creative Arts Center.

The Shops at Wailea announces Mother’s Day giveaway and May entertainment lineup

The Shops at Wailea is hosting several events for May for visitors and residents, including a limited-time gift with purchase until the end of the month, concerts, activities and entertainment.

Seabury Hall presents “Sideshows: A Festival of One-Act Plays”

Seabury Hall Performing Arts ends its 2023-2024 season with the 28th annual Side Shows, a wild array of short plays on Friday May 17 and Saturday, May 18 at 7 p.m. All tickets are $5 and available at seaburyhall.org/arts. The roughly hour-long show features six plays written by Seabury Hall students, including five seniors and one sophomore.

May edition of Hawaiian Music Series features Nāpua

The next Hawaiian Music Series of 2024 will take place on Thursday, May 30 at 6 p.m., at Hale Ho’ike’ike at the Bailey House in Wailuku. This free event will feature well-known local musician Nāpua Silva.

Rep. Case announces winners of his 2024 Congressional Art Competition

US Congressman Ed Case (D-HI) announced the winners of his 2024 Congressional Art Competition during an awards ceremony at the Bishop Museum, where entries have been on public display.

55th Annual Barrio Fiesta, May 24-25

The 55th Annual Barrio Fiesta takes place May 24 and 24 at the Binhi at Ani Filipino Community Center in Kahului. Friday’s hours are 5-10 p.m., and Saturday’s event will run from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Jam with local artists, connect with Maui community, enjoy pau hana time at Queen Kaʻahumanu Center

Queen Kaʻahumanu Center kicks off the summer season of Kanikapila Thursdays on May 9 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. with live music by Kawika Ortiz, games by Yard Games Hawaiʻi, a Giveaway Bingo Card, keiki crafts, and participation with community partners.
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