FRIDAY, APRIL 11
JAMES TAYLOR IN CONCERT AT THE MACC
James Taylor and his band will perform from 7:30 p.m. at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center's Pavilion/Amphitheater. Event Lawn gates open at 4:30 p.m. Tickets are $50, $65, $85 and $110 (plus applicable fees). Tickets are available by visiting the MACC box office, call 242-7469 or visit www.mauiarts.org. For more information, see Maui Beat.
Poet Laureate Kealoha will perform Saturday at the Empty Bowl Project at Star Noodle in Lahaina.
Photo of Poet Kealoha doing a hand stand is by Michael K.S.C. Wong.
HISTORY OF HAWAIIAN STEEL GUITAR
Lahaina Restoration Foundation's "Ha'ina Hou Let the Story be Told" will feature "The History of Hawaiian Steel Guitar" with Geri Valdriz from 7:30 to 8 p.m. at the Baldwin Home Museum lawn. The museum is located at the corner of Front and Dickenson streets. Seats are limited, low beach chairs and mats are welcome. In addition, the popular candlelit tour of the museum will be held from 6 to 8:30 p.m. A $7 fee includes admission to the Wo Hing Museum at 858 Front St. For details, call 661-3262 or visit www.lahainarestoration.org.
CATCH KIMIE MINER AT STELLA BLUES
Local singer/songwriter, Kimie Miner, will perform two shows at Stella Blues Cafe in Kihei. Choose between a dinner show for $60, or $30 for music only. A second show will begin at 10 p.m.; cost is $15 in advance or $20 at door. Tickets are available at Stella Blues Cafe or by calling 874-3779.
HAPPY DAYS IN LAHAINA AT FRIDAY TOWN PARTY
This month's Lahaina Second Friday Town Party will feature a tribute to the '50s from 6 to 9 p.m. Front Street will be closed from 6 to 9 p.m. and no parking will be allowed from 3:30 to 9:30 p.m. between Lahainaluna Road to Dickenson Street. For more information, visit www.visitlahaina.com or www.mauifridays.com.
KIT KAT CLUB CABARET AT FLEETWOODS
The Kit Kat Club brings its Coconut Island cabaret to Fleetwood's on Front St. from 9 p.m. Tickets are $40 and $20, free for deck view. Call 669-6425 for reservations or more information.
'LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS' AT BHS
The Baldwin High School Performing Arts Learning Center and Baldwin Theatre Guild will present "Little Shop of Horrors" at 7:30 p.m. in the Loudon Mini-Theatre in back of the school campus. The show also runs at 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday and 5 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $12 adults, $9 for seniors and $7 students (17 and younger), available at the door one hour prior to showtime. For presale tickets, call 808-984-5656, ext. 315. There are no reservations and seating is limited. For more information, see Backstage.
'FRESHER AHI' OPENS AT THE PLAYHOUSE
Maui Academy of Performing Arts presents "Fresher Ahi" at 7:30 p.m. in the Steppingstone Playhouse at Queen Ka'ahumanu Center. The show also runs at 7:30 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $16 adults, $14 seniors and $12 students (18 and younger), available online at www.mauiacademy.org, by calling MAPA at 244-8760 or by visiting the Customer Service Kiosk at Queen Ka'ahumanu Center.
FRIDAY NIGHT IS ART NIGHT IN LAHAINA
Stroll through dozens of art galleries in Lahaina town from 6 to 9 p.m. for special gallery shows, featured artists in action and refreshments all free and open to the public. Pick up the walking map of participants from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Lahaina Visitor Center located at the Old Lahaina Courthouse.
SING ALONG WITH UNCLE WAYNE IN KIHEI
Sing along with Uncle Wayne and Howling Dog Band from 10:30 a.m. at the Kihei Public Library in the children's area. For details, call 875-6833.
SATURDAY, APRIL 13
FANTASIA BALL BENEFITS IMUA FAMILY SERVICES
Imua Family Services will celebrate its 66th anniversary with the seond annual gala benefit "Fantasia Ball" from 6 p.m. at the Grand Wailea Haleakala Ballroom. Festivities include entertainment, music, dancing, auction and dining, and will be followed by the "Fantasia After Dark" after party, from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. This event is presented by IMUA Family Services and Making a Difference Project. For more information, visit www.imuafantasiaball.org or contact Dean Wong at 244-7467.
PUNDY YOKOUCHI MEMORIAL GOLF TOURNY
The 25th annual Pundy Yokouchi Memorial Golf Tournament, a benefit for the Maui Arts & Cultural Center, will start from 7 a.m. at The Dunes at Maui Lani. An awards luncheon will follow at Cafe O'Lei in the Dunes Clubhouse. The fee is $300 per two-person team. To register, call Kathy at 243-4225 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
MAUI CHORAL ARTS SPRING PERFORMANCE
The Maui Choral Arts presents its spring performance titled "Sweet Harmony" from 7:30 p.m. at Kihei Baptist Chapel. Tickets may be purchased at www.mauichoralarts.org or at the door. The chapel is located at 1655 South Kihei Road.
JOIN THE EMPTY BOWL PROJECT AT STAR NOODLE
Star Noodle and Maui Organization for the Ceramic Arts will present the Empty Bowls Project to benefit Hale Mahaolu's Meals Program and the Maui Food Bank, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Star Noodle in Lahaina. Hawaii's Slam Master Kealoha, the first Poet Laureate of Hawaii, will perform at 7 p.m. Bowls sell for $25. For more information, call 667-5400 or visit www.starnoodle.com.
SUNDAY, APRIL 14
THE MAYJAH RAYJAH WITH KATCHAFIRE
The MayJah RayJah 2013 returns to the MACC, featuring Katchafire from New Zealand, Common Kings from California and Hawaii's own Kapena at 6:30 p.m. in the MACC's Pavilion/Amphitheater. Gates open at 6 p.m. Tickets are $35 in advance or $45 on show day (plus applicable fees). For tickets and information, visit the MACC box office, call 242-7469 or visit www.mauiarts.org.
CIRQUE DU CUISINE 'AIPONO AWARDS
A festivity of food, fun and acrobatic entertainment will commence at the 'Aipono Restaurant Awards at the Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua. The reception starts at 5:30 p.m. and dinner is from 7 p.m. dinner guests will be treated to cirque burlesque, luxury prizes and a take-home treat. The celebration continues from 9 p.m. to midnight by showing your 'Aipono wristband for drink specials and more entertainment. For tickets, call 242-8331 or visit www.mauimagazine.net/aipono2013. For more information, see Dining.
CELEBRATE ISRAEL'S 65TH BIRTHDAY IN KIHEI
Celebrate Israel's 65th birthday from 2 to 6 p.m. at the Maui Lu in Kihei. The event will feature a guest speaker from Israel, Israeli folk dancing, authentic Israeli falafel, hula performance, balloons for the keiki and more. The Maui Lu is at 575 S. Kihei Road. For more information, call 281-4427.
TUESDAY, APRIL 16
SLACK KEY TRIBUTE WITH JOHN KEAWE
In celebration of National Library Week, the Maui Friends of the Library will present "A Tribute to Slack Key," with John Keawe from 6:30 p.m. at the Kihei Public Library. For more information, call 875-6833.
UKULELE DESIGN DEMO AT HANA LIBRARY
To celebrate National Library Week, the Maui Friends of the Library presents an ukulele design and construction demonstration from 1 p.m. at the Hana Public Library. Call 248-4848 for details.