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Mahalo Willie K Benefit Concert

Maui

Saturday, April 21: 
Mahalo Willie K Benefit Concert. 
Maui Tribe Productions and the ‘Ohana and Friends of Willie K are presenting benefit concerts on three islands to help compensate for the lost income and mounting health care expenses resulting from Willie K’s recent diagnosis of lung cancer.  Born Willie Kahaiali’i, Uncle Willie K has been performing at home in Hawai`i and across the world for all of his life. Performing alongside some of the industry’s most celebrated artists, the eclectic artist made his mark with a brand of dynamic stage performances and a diverse repertoire of music that span across time, language, and continents.  This will be a day of celebration, jam packed with awesome music including the Kahaiali`i Brothers, KB the Next Generation, Kalani Pe’a, Pono (Kaleo Phillips, Josh Kahula, and Pi`ilani Arias), Jesse Tanoue, Ata Demasco, Arlie Asiu, and Pound4Pound, along with ono food and free keiki fun.  Maui Arts & Cultural Center, A&B Amphitheater, One Cameron Way, Kahului.  1 to 8 p.m., gates open at 12 noon.  Premium parking in the MACC main lot available via the box office. Day-of-show parking at the UHMC paved lot will be $5 cash only. For tickets and information call (808) 242-7469 or visit http://www.mauiarts.org/.  Keiki 5 and under free.

Artist 2 Artist: Henry Kapono and Jerry Santos

Maui

Thursday, April 19: 
Artist 2 Artist:  Henry Kapono and Jerry Santos.
  Henry Kapono is a performer who has it all – vocalist, guitarist, songwriter, composer, thrilling performer, audience favorite—and multiple honors and awards, including a Grammy nomination. He has taken home numerous Nā Hōkū Hanohano Awards, including Male Vocalist of the Year, Song of the Year, Single of the Year, and Album & Rock Album of the Year. Best known for his work in the musical group Olomana, Jerry Santos has maintained an influential presence on the Hawai`i music scene for over four decades.  As a founding member and lead singer of the legendary group, Olomana, Jerry helped to create a unique and easily recognizable musical style, blending Hawaiian music with contemporary rhythms. Henry Kapono talks one-on-one with his guests about their careers, followed by an intimate jam session and concert you don’t want to miss.  Maui Arts & Cultural Center, McCoy Studio Theater, One Cameron Way, Kahului.  7:30 p.m.  For tickets and information call (808) 242-7469 or visit http://www.mauiarts.org/.

Maui Hawaiian Steel Guitar Festival

Maui

Friday – Sunday, April 13 – 15:
Maui Hawaiian Steel Guitar Festival.
  Festivities in Ka`anapali include open stage performances on Friday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., two days of ho`olaule`a pageants with six presentations each night from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., kanikapila jam sessions for the public hosted by master steel guitar players each night at 9:30 p.m., steel guitar workshops on Saturday, cultural activities, a silent auction, and vintage steel guitar exhibit courtesy of Geri Valdriz. Sunday’s festival in Kahului will showcase Valdriz’ vintage steel guitar exhibit installed at the Story of Hawai’i Museum and a pageant, featuring nine steel guitar presentations beginning at 11:30 a.m. and ending at 4 p.m.   Friday’s & Saturday’s event location is Ka`anapali Beach Hotel, 2525 Ka`anapali Pkwy., Ka`anapali.  Sunday`s event location is Queen Ka`ahumanu Center, 275 W. Ka`ahumanu Ave., Kahului. Free event.  For information call (808) 283-3576 or visit http://www.mauisteelguitarfestival.com/.

Jackson Browne

Maui

Sunday, April 8:
Jackson Browne.
  His debut album came out on David Geffen’s Asylum Records in 1972. Since then, Browne has released 14 studio albums and 4 collections of live performances. He has sold well over 18 million albums and he has written and recorded such popular favorites as “These Days,” “The Pretender,” “Running on Empty,” “Lawyers in Love,” “Doctor My Eyes,” “Take It Easy,” “For a Rocker,” and “Somebody’s Baby.” His most recent studio album, “Standing in the Breach,” is a collection of ten songs, at turns deeply personal and political, exploring love, hope, and defiance in the face of the advancing uncertainties of modern life.   Maui Arts & Cultural Center, Castle Theater, One Cameron Way, Kahului.  7:30 p.m. For tickets and information call (808) 242-7469 or visit http://www.mauiarts.org/.

Maui County Agricultural Festival

Maui

Saturday, April 7: 
Maui County Agricultural Festival.
  Maui’s prime event to raise awareness about Maui agriculture while invigorating Maui agriculture. The entire industry, its allies, and supporters come together to share what each group does for the collective good of agriculture in the County, and to showcase agriculture’s vital role in the economy, environment, and lifestyle of Maui. Maui Tropical Plantation Lu`au Grounds, 1670 Honoapi`ilani Hwy (between mile markers 2 & 3), Wailuku. 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.  For information visit http://www.mauitropicalplantation.com/.

Starry Night Cinema: The LEGO Batman Movie

Maui

Friday, April 6:
Starry Night Cinema:  The LEGO Batman Movie.
  Bring a low-back beach chair and/or a blanket and spread out on the lawn for a special screening of “The LEGO Batman Movie!” Come early and enjoy preshow entertainment and an art activity for the kids prior to the film. You can also purchase food and drinks from local food trucks and enter a prize giveaway. A fun family event.  If it’s rainy, the movie will be shown in the Castle Theater; seating is first come/first served. No coolers or outside food/beverages allowed. Maui Arts & Cultural Center, One Cameron Way, Kahului.  Gates open at 6 p.m., film starts at 7:30 p.m.  Free admission. For information call (808) 242-7469 or visit http://www.mauiarts.org/.

Brother Noland – His Songs, His Stories, His Style

Maui

Friday, April 6: 
Brother Noland – His Songs, His Stories, His Style.
  Brother Noland has deeply influenced contemporary Hawaiian music and is widely considered as the “Father of Jawaiian Music.” Fluid in both slack key and standard guitar tunings, Brother Noland goes wherever the music carries him. Brother Noland is popular for his unique interpretations of songs, yet remains respectful of traditional Hawaiian music and culture. Noland is most famous for his original song, “Coconut Girl,” which birthed the “Jawaiian” contemporary style music. He has won numerous Nā Hōkū Hanohano Awards, including Best Reggae Album, and his music is featured in several movies, including “Pineapple Express” and “Snakes on a Plane.” He is regularly featured in Slack Key Guitar festivals around the islands. Brother Noland is an impactful player and one of Hawai`i’s most respected artists. Maui Arts & Cultural Center, One Cameron Way, Kahului.  7:30 p.m.  For tickets and information call (808) 242-7469 or visit http://www.mauiarts.org/.

Candlelit Tours at the Baldwin Home Museum

Maui

Every Friday: 
Candlelit Tours at the Baldwin Home Museum.
  Step back in time and visit the Baldwin Home Museum with a tour by candle light. Tours include free light refreshments on the lanai. Tours take place on the half hour from 6 to 8 p.m. Located on the corner of Front and Dickenson Street in the heart of historic Lahaina. Admission: $7 per person/$5 Senior Citizens (65+), Military and Kama`aina; children 12 & under free.  For information visit http://lahainarestoration.org/.

Chinese Kite Festival & Kite Flying

Maui

Friday & Saturday, April 6 & 7: 
Chinese Kite Festival & Kite Flying.
  Celebrate the wide world of kites and national kite month in Lahaina during this annual family fun event! On Friday at Wo Hing Museum & Cookhouse, 858 Front Street, Lahaina, check out displays of ancient and modern kites from around the world; kites are available for purchase. Enjoy presentations on Ancient Chinese Kites and Sport Kites, then join a community kite making project. There are hands-on craft activities for kids, and Chinese food available for sale.  Go fly a kite on Saturday at an open space park on Honoapi‘ilani Hwy. Kids and teens can make free-form kite structures. At 11 a.m., the community’s Chinese serpent kite will take to the air in a kite flying demo. Colorful kites in all shapes will be flying high. Bring your own kite to fly and get tips from the pros until 2 p.m. Festival times are 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. both days.  For information call (808) 661-5553 or visit http://lahainarestoration.org/.

Maui Friday Town Parties

Maui

Every Friday:
Maui Friday Town Parties.
 Enjoy food, live entertainment, shopping and art. Many retailers, galleries, and boutiques operate extended hours and highlight special promotions. Crafters, artisans and culinary wizards add their creativity to the event.  6 to 9 p.m.  April 6 – Wailuku, on Market Street; April 13 – Lahaina, on Front Street; April 20 – Makawao, on Makawao and Baldwin Avenues; April 27 – on South Kihei Rd., Azeka Shopping Center.  For more information on Maui Town Parties, visit http://mauifridays.com/.