Maui Arts & Cultural Center April 2017 Calendar

EXHIBIT: Art Maui 2017
April 2-30, 2017 Schaefer International Gallery;
Open every day from 10am – 5 pm (Also open before Castle Theater shows and during intermission) We welcome back the Art Maui organization to present their 39th annual juried exhibit, pulled together by a dedicated volunteer board of directors. Expect to see a broad range of ideas and talent from our growing community of artists in a variety of media including: drawing, painting, printmaking, photography, jewelry, fiber, and sculpture. FREE Admission!  Release the Hounds: An Evening with Julian Lage & Chris Eldridge |

Aoife O’Donovan
Friday, April 14, 2017; McCoy Studio Theater; 7:30 pm

A night of intrepid songwriting and acoustic innovation, beginning with Aoife O’Donovan at center stage. O’Donovan draws from her catalogue of songs, played as she wrote them; with just her acoustic guitar and voice. The Washington Post describes her singing as “almost too gorgeous for its own good.” Julian Lage & Chris Eldridge follow with their masterly acoustic performance typical of the virtuosic duo, known for pushing the envelope of folk, bluegrass, and jazz. Showcasing, as The New Yorker writes, a “familiarity with the fretboard…so extravagant and capacious that they bring flourishes to this music that it simply hasn’t enjoyed before,” their performance is sure to astound. The evening concludes with all three on stage together in an aural-hootenanny. Tickets: $35 (plus applicable fees)  

Nervous Laughter: A Big Wave Documentary
Saturday, April 15, 2017; Castle Theater; 7:00 pm
A documentary film that follows the lives of Albee Layer, Kai Lenny, Billy Kemper, Dege O’Connell, & Torrey Meister. When winter swells collide with a chunk of reef off Maui’s North Shore, massive waves of up to 70 feet rise and crash to create the best big wave on earth. It’s called Peahi, or “Jaws,” and every year it attracts dozens of elite surfers from around the world to attempt the lethal wave. More and more, however, it’s the local crew that steals the show. An eclectic group of childhood friends that followed each other into the Jaws lineup as teenagers, and through peer pressure and rivalries, pushed each other to unprecedented performances in the ensuing years. Then came the El Niño of 2015/16, which promised to serve up the largest swells in big-wave history. Follow the crew for an inside look at a season rife with nerves, injury, triumph, and friendship.  The event will include appearances by some of the film’s principals, autograph signing and some prize giveaways for attendees.  Tickets: $12/GA (includes all applicable fees)

Friday, April 14, 2017; Castle Theater; 7:30 pm
Ray Jr. and Tantriq Entertainment present country music superstar group, Lonestar. Known for merging their country roots with strong melodies and rich vocals, Lonestar, comprised of Richie McDonald (lead vocals), Michael Britt (lead guitar & backing vocals), Keech Rainwater (drums), and Dean Sams (keyboards & backing vocals), have amassed RIAA-certified sales in excess of ten million album units since their national launch in 1995, and achieved ten #1 country hits, including  I’m Already There,” “No News,” “Come Crying To Me,” and their crossover smash “Amazed.” The band’s awards include a 1999 ACM Single of the Year for “Amazed” (the song also won the Song of the Year award), and the 2001 CMA Vocal Group of the Year. Lonestar is also nominated for the 2017 People’s Choice Awards for Favorite Country Group. With over 100 tour dates worldwide per year, they are celebrating over 20 years together. Opening the show will be Maui’s own ‘ukulele and slack key artist Peter deAquino.  Tickets: $49, $69, $99, $125 (plus applicable fees)  

David Bromberg Band
Saturday, April 15, 2017; McCoy Studio Theater; 7:30 pm
David Bromberg – godfather of Americana, decorated multi-instrumentalist and singer-songwriter, gifted song interpreter and lauded bandmate to the stars with his David Bromberg Quintet will be playing a Three Island Tour in April. The Band will feature David Bromberg – guitar & vocals, Mark Cosgrove – guitars, mandolin, vocals, Nate Grower – fiddle, mandolin, guitar, vocals, Josh Kanusky – drums and Suavek Zaniesienko – bass, vocals. Last fall, David Bromberg released his latest album The Blues, The Whole Blues and Nothing But The Blues. Produced by Levon Helm and Bob Dylan’s longtime collaborator and three-time Grammy winner, Larry Campbell, Bromberg’s first album since 2013 is a wonderfully curated selection of deep cuts from the blues genre, in addition to original compositions. Tickets:  $58, $65 (plus applicable fees)

St. Anthony High School Band  
Tuesday, April 18, 2017; Castle Theater; 7:00 pm
Join us in the Castle Theater for our annual School Band Concert Series, featuring the St. Anthony High School Band! The concerts allow the next generation of musicians to experience the same world-class stage setting that the superstars enjoy. The public is invited to attend and support Maui’s young performing artists. Come support these hard working students by attending the FREE concert!   FREE ADMISSION  FREE SEMINAR: College is Possible with Consultant Deborah Ching  Thursday, April 20, 2017; McCoy Studio Theater; 6:00 pm Are you concerned with the cost of college? What can you do to minimize student debt? Which colleges offer the most financial aid? COLLEGE is POSSIBLE! Deborah Ching will show you how to maximize opportunities for your child to access a ‘grade A’ education without mortgaging your future. Ching is a consultant who helped graduates in 2016 receive $2.4 million in financial aid. Discover strategies for providing our keiki an excellent and affordable education to help reverse Hawaii’s brain drain.  Tickets: This is a FREE event but reservations are REQUIRED. Reserve your space at

Pundy Yokouchi Memorial Golf Tournament
Saturday, April 22, 2017; 6:00 am registration; 7am shotgun start;
The Dunes at Maui Lani
Join us for the 29th Annual Pundy Yokouchi Memorial Golf Tournament, a fundraiser for the MACC’s many arts and education programs that impact the Maui community!  The day will be full of good fun, terrific prizes, refreshments, a luncheon at Café o’Lei, and a chance to win $10,000 or a new car! Registration options: $150 per person; $300 two-person team; $550 two-person team hole sponsorship $300 entry fee includes entry fee for two players, hole-in-one contest, closest-to-the-pin contest, bulls-eye contest, continental breakfast & goodie bag, and Café o’Lei luncheon & refreshments. $550 entry fee includes entry fee for two players, hole-in-one contest, closest-to-the-pin contest, bulls-eye contest, continental breakfast & goodie bag, Café o’Lei luncheon & refreshments, signage with your company’s name displayed at a sponsored hole, recognition at awards luncheon, on MACC website, and on select marketing materials To register, download the pdf form from our website or call Kathy MacGlashan at 808-243-4225.

Starry Night Cinema: SING
Friday, April 21, 2017; A&B Amphitheater; 7:30 pm; gates at 6:00 pm
Sing is a full-length animated feature originally released in December 2016 about a stage-struck koala bear who wants to put on the world’s greatest singing competition to save his beloved theater. The film stars the voices of Matthew McConaughey, Reese Witherspoon, Seth MacFarlane, Scarlett Johansson, John C. Reilly, Taron Egerton, and Tori Kelly. Featuring more than 60 classic songs from famous artists, including Jennifer Hudson-voiced renditions of “Golden Slumbers/Carry That Weight” to the piggy duet of “Shake It Off” (by Witherspoon and comedian Nick Kroll as a German boar called Gunter) to Kelly’s show-stopping version of “Hallelujah” and also has an original song by Stevie Wonder and Ariana Grande called “Faith.” Bring your beach chairs and blankets to lay back and enjoy the show: festivities start when the gates open, so come early and grab a good spot!  FREE ADMISSION

Kalama School Band  
Tuesday, April 25, 2017; Castle Theater; 6:30 pm
Join us in the Castle Theater for our annual School Band Concert Series, featuring the Kalama School Band! The concerts allow the next generation of musicians to experience the same world-class stage setting that the superstars enjoy. The public is invited to attend and support Maui’s young performing artists. Come support these hard working students by attending the FREE concert! Free Admission

Hā`upu: A Hawaiian Opera – -The epic story of Hina, the Helen of Hawai‘i  
Saturday, April 29, 2017; Castle Theater; 7:30 pm
Students from Kamehameha Schools–Hawai’i Campus will showcase their talents in fine art, Hawaiian language, chant, solo and choral singing, dance, instrumental performance, and drama with a presentation of the Hawaiian language opera, “Hā‘upu,” in the Castle Theater. “Hā‘upu” is based on the legend of Hina and her son, Kana. Hina, an ali‘i from Hilo, is kidnapped by Kapepeʻekauila, a rogue ali‘i from the island of Moloka‘i. In retaliation for this outrageous kidnapping, Hina’s sons Kana and Nīheu mount an attack on Kapepeʻekauila’s fortress on the north shore of Moloka‘i on the cliffs of Hā‘upu. While the daring rescue is being conceived and carried out, Hina unexpectedly begins to fall in love with her captor, Kapepeʻekauila. In the end, Hina is saved by her sons and Kapepeʻekauila is vanquished, although the true fate of Hinaʻs love for the Molokaʻi aliʻi is unknown. The opera will be performed in the Hawaiian language. A program will be provided that includes a thorough summary of each act so the audience can follow along. Tickets: $25, $35 (plus applicable fees)

Maui Choral Arts Association:
“Sing to Me” A Salute to Women Composers  
Saturday, April 29, 2017; 7:30 pm Sunday, April 30, 2017; 3:00 pm McCoy Studio Theater
Maui Choral Arts Association returns to the McCoy Studio Theater for their Spring concert, “Sing To Me” A Salute to Women Composers. Join artistic director Gary Leavitt and pianist Lotus Dancer,  lusciously surrounded by a large chorus of men & women singing music from throughout the ages, all composed by women! From the chants of Hildegard Von Bingen to the lush harmonies of Clara Schumann and from the haunting melodies of Emma Lou Diemer to the pop icons of Carole King, Madonna, Adele, and Taylor Swift, this concert will have something for everyone! Join MCAA for a night of song and recognize the strength of women in music! Tickets: $30/adults, $15/students with ID & keiki 18 and under (plus applicable fees)

Cazimero Lei Day Concert  Sunday, April 30, 2017; Castle Theater; 7:30 pm
Kumu Hula Robert Uluwehi Cazimero will perform in this perennially popular Lei Day event, along with the musicians and dancers from his award-winning Hālau Nā Kamalei – big winners at the 2015 Merrie Monarch Festival. The annual tradition of a Maui Lei Day concert at the MACC with Robert Cazimero is always a celebratory event! Audiences look forward to a special blossom in their lei of concert memories! Enjoy the smooth showmanship, talent, and graciousness of Robert Cazimero, along with contemporary Hawaiian music and hula.  The Lei Day concert is part of the MACC’s Ho‘onanea Series. Preshow festivities start at 5:30 in the Yokouchi Pavilion and will include music in the Yokouchi Founders’ Courtyard. Island crafters with displays of local arts & crafts and fragrant lei will also be on hand for purchase. Tickets: $12, $28, $40, $55 (plus applicable fees); discounts available for MACC members; half price for keiki 12 and under

Tuesday, May 2, 2017; A&B Amphitheater;
7:30 pm show time; 4:00 pm Events Lawn opens for F&B; 5:00 pm Amphitheater gates open
For 40 years and as many albums later, Santana has sold more than 100 million records and reached more than 100 million fans at concerts worldwide. To date, Santana has won ten GRAMMY® Awards and three Latin GRAMMY® Awards. He won a record-tying nine GRAMMYs for a single project for 1999’s Supernatural as well as three Latin GRAMMYs. He also received the Billboard Century Award (1996), was ushered into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (1998), received the Billboard Latin Music Awards’ Lifetime Achievement honor (2009), and was the recipient of the Kennedy Center Honors Award (2013). Among many other honors, Carlos Santana has been cited by Rolling Stone as #15 on their list of the “100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time.” With the 2014 release of Corazón, Santana surpassed the Rolling Stones and is one of only two music acts in Billboard history to score at least one top ten album for six consecutive decades from the 1960s on. Tickets: $65 $79, $89, $129, with a limited number of premium $149 seats (plus applicable fees)