Maui Arts & Cultural Center May 2017 Events

Maui Arts & Cultural Center May 2017 Events

Maria Muldaur and her Red Hot Bulesiana Band

Maui Brewers Festival
Saturday, May 13, 2017; A&B Amphitheater; 3:30-7 pm; VIP exclusive access 2:00-3:30pm
The MACC’s annual fundraising event—the Maui Brewers Festival—is one of Maui’s top festivals! Every ticket includes tasty food from local restaurants and caterers at no additional charge, beer tastings from local and national craft breweries, live music, door prizes, a home brew competition, and lots of fun! Don’t like beer? Enjoy hard cider, hard kombucha, root beer, and delicious food—at no additional charge! Funds raised from Maui Brewers Festival are vital to the MACC’s arts, Hawaiian culture, community enrichment, and education programs, which occur through approximately 1,700 events each year and reach more than 260,000 people annually. VIP tickets include: •    Entry at 2:00 pm •    Two 4 oz. beer tastings •    Access to rare beer throughout the event (while supplies last) •    First dibs at food from 26 vendors •    Commemorative beer glass •    Beer lanyard •    Live music during the VIP Happy Hour  •    Prize giveaways General admission tickets include: •    Two 4 oz. beer tastings •    Commemorative beer glass •    Unlimited food from 26 vendors   •    Live music •    Prize giveaways Prices for this year’s tickets and brew tastings have been adjusted in order to be in compliance with a new Maui County amendment. Scrip will be on sale for additional brew tastings. All attendees must be at least age 21 and must bring current valid photo ID for entry. Tickets $45 GA, $95 VIP/advance; $55 GA, $105 VIP/day-of; Designated Driver (no alcohol): $95/VIP, $45/GA (plus applicable fees) NOTE:  VIP tickets are sold out

Michael Franti & Spearhead
Sunday, May 14, 2017; Events Lawn; 7:00 pm
Michael Franti is a musician, singer-songwriter, filmmaker, and humanitarian who is recognized as a pioneering force in the music industry. Long known for his globally conscious lyrics, powerful performances, and dynamic live shows, Franti has continually been at the forefront of lyrical activism, using his music as a positive force for change. “I make music because I believe it can change people’s lives and make a difference in the world,” enthuses Franti. “Music gives us new energy and a stronger sense of purpose.”  He and his band Spearhead, known for their authentic and uplifting music, have found global success with multiplatinum songs like “Say Hey (I Love You)” and the chart-breaking 2010 release, The Sound of Sunshine. Franti and his band guarantee a show that will be thought-provoking as well as energetic. Giving back has always been at the heart of Franti’s mission, he has dedicated his life to spreading the joy of music and positivity to millions of people. Franti’s humanitarian, social justice, and peace efforts continue to inspire his music and are infused throughout his recent album, SoulRocker.
Opening act: Landon McNamara
Tickets: $37.50 and a limited number of $75 VIP tickets (plus applicable fees)/Prices increase $5 day-of-show

Iao School Band  Tuesday, May 16, 2017;
Castle Theater; 6:30 pm
Join us in the Castle Theater for our annual School Band Concert Series, featuring the Iao School Band! These concerts allow the next generation of musicians to experience the same world-class stage setting that the superstars enjoy. The public is invited to support Maui’s hard-working young performing artists by attending the concert!  FREE ADMISSION

Nick Swardson
Thursday, May 18, 2017; Castle Theater; 7:30 pm
An experienced comedian, actor, writer, and producer, Nick Swardson is known for his work on both the small and silver screen. Swardson jump-started his career in 2003, cowriting Warner Brothers’ hit movie, Malibu’s Most Wanted, and joining Comedy Central’s Reno 911! After catching the attention of Happy Madison Productions, he quickly became a fixture in the company’s films, collaborating on such projects as Grandma’s Boy, Benchwarmers, and I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry with Adam Sandler and Kevin James. Recently, Swardson has performed in movies such as That’s My Boy, Blades of Glory, 30 Minutes or Less, and Bucky Larson: Born to Be a Star, which he wrote, starred in, and produced. His first comedy album, Party, went platinum and he followed up in 2010 with his first one-hour stand-up special on Comedy Central, Seriously Who Farted? His Comedy Central Sketch show, Pretend Time with Nick Swardson, ran from 2010 to 2012, and he voiced the role of Troy on FXX’s animated show Chozen. His latest one-hour special, Nick Swardson: Taste It, debuted on Comedy Central in May 2015. Tickets: $25, $35, $45 Ticket prices increase $5 on day of show (plus applicable fees)

Starry Night Cinema: FINDING DORY
Friday, May 19, 2017; A&B Amphitheater, 7:30 pm; Gates open at 6:00 pm
Maui Arts & Cultural Center presents another Starry Night Cinema event! Bring a low-back beach chair and/or a blanket and spread out on the lawn for a special screening of “FINDING DORY!” Come early and enjoy preshow entertainment, participate in an art activity for the kids, purchase food and drinks from local food trucks, and enter our prize giveaway! Join us for some FREE FAMILY FUN! If it’s rainy, the movie will be shown in the Castle Theater; seating is first come/first served. Sorry, no coolers or outside
food/beverages allowed.

Tibetan Illusion Destroyer
3D Film and Sarah Cahill in Concert  Saturday, May 20, 2017;
Castle Theater; 7:30 pm
Enjoy an evening of music and film featuring renowned pianist, Sarah Cahill, performing works by legendary composer, Lou Harrison. Sarah will also perform to Dr. Gary Greenberg’s time-lapsed micro-video. After the intermission, witness the premiere of Emmy award-winning filmmaker, Tom Vendetti’s “Tibetan Illusion Destroyer” in 3D with music composed and recorded by Keola Beamer, and Vendetti’s short film “Dalai Lama and Happiness.” There will be a silent auction prior to the show along with live music in the Yokouchi Pavilion Courtyard. Tickets: $30/assigned seating (plus applicable fees)

Exhibit: Piero Resta-Illuminatus
May 21-July 16, 2017 Schaefer International Gallery; Tue – Sun 10am – 5 pm
(Also open before Castle Theater shows and during intermission)
This retrospective exhibition honors an artist whose life’s work was infused with passion and spiritual transcendence within natural and mythological worlds. Piero Resta’s artistic career was immersed in the alchemy of philosophy, science, poetry, and experimentation. The selection of paintings, sculpture, and personal archives on display reveals the axial relationship of his Italian heritage and influences of ancient traditions and architecture, integrated with the primitive vibrant life force of his home in Kaupo, Maui. This exhibition celebrates the legacy left by a man who embraced the world as a celestial navigator and willingly shared his grace for all to discover.   FREE Admission!

Tribal Seeds
Sunday, May 21, 2017;
Yokouchi Pavilion; 7:00 pm / gates at 6:00 pm
Award-winning reggae group Tribal Seeds returns to Hawaii to share their spiritually driven, refreshing rock vibe infused with their Cali roots style of reggae music with special guest, Mike Love. Originally started by two brothers, Steven Rene Jacobo (lyrics, vocals, guitar) and Tony-Ray Jacobo (producer), Tribal Seeds now boasts six members, including Victor Navarro (bass), Ryan Gonzo (guitar, vocals), Luis Castillo (keyboards, vocals), Danny Lopilato (keyboard/vocals), & Jamey “Zeb” Dekofsky (drums). The group has debuted within the top five spots with all of their album releases and garnered iTunes “Best Of” in the Reggae genre for two years. In 2011, Tribal Seeds gave listeners a brand new EP entitled “Soundwaves” which peaked at #2 on the Billboard Reggae charts. The band notes that the album was inspired by their life experiences, being on tour, and their desire to inspire youth to raise their voices and seek a higher consciousness. Their fourth and latest album, “Representing,” debuted at #1 on the Billboard Reggae charts and contains 12 original recordings. Join in on this tour for a jammin’ dance-a-thon night of inspiring reggae beats! Tickets: $32/advance, $40/day of show (plus applicable fees)

Trevor Noah
Thursday, May 25, 2017;
Castle Theater; 8:00 pm & 10:00 pm
Trevor Noah, host of Comedy Central’s The Daily Show, is coming to Maui for a special evening of comedy. In this heated political year, Noah will have plenty of hot topics to cover in what is sure to be one of the most talked about comedy shows of 2017. Trevor Noah is the most successful comedian from Africa. Born in South Africa to a black South African mother and a white European father, Noah has hosted numerous television shows including South Africa’s music, television, and film awards, the South African Comedy Festival, and two seasons of his own late night talk show, Tonight with Trevor Noah. He made his U.S. television debut in 2012 on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and has also appeared on Late Show with David Letterman, becoming the first South African stand-up comedian to appear on either late night show. Noah recently debuted his one-hour stand-up special, Trevor Noah: Lost in Translation, on Comedy Central, which brings Noah’s unique world-view and global analysis of American culture to the forefront. Noah was nominated for “Personality of the Year” at the 2014 and 2015 MTV Africa Music Awards and won the award in 2015. He continues to tour all over the world and has performed in front of sold out crowds in London and Australia, as well as many U.S. cities. Tickets: $59.50, $79.50, $99.50 (plus applicable fees)

Maria Muldaur & her Red Hot Bluesiana Band
Thursday, May 25, 2017; McCoy Studio Theater; 7:30 pm
Maria Muldaur is best known worldwide for her 1974 mega-hit, “Midnight at the Oasis,” which received several Grammy nominations and enshrined her forever in the hearts of Baby Boomers everywhere. Despite her considerable pop music success, her 52-year career could best be described a long and adventurous odyssey through the various forms of American roots music. During the folk revival of the early ’60s, she began exploring and singing early blues, bluegrass and Appalachian “old timey” music, beginning her recording career in 1963 with the Even Dozen Jug Band and shortly thereafter, joining the very popular Jim Kweskin Jug Band, touring and recording with them throughout the ’60s. In the 42 years since “Midnight at the Oasis,” Maria has toured extensively worldwide and has recorded 40 solo albums covering all kinds of American roots music, including gospel, R&B, jazz and big band (not to mention several award-winning children’s albums), before settling comfortably into her favorite idiom, the blues, in recent years. Often joining forces with some of the top names in the business, Maria has recorded and produced on average an album per year, several of which have been nominated for Grammy and other awards. Tickets: $55, $65 (plus applicable fees)