November at the MACC

If it’s happening on Maui, it happens @the MACC Box Office: 808-242-SHOW (7469) Hours: Tue-Sat 10a-6p •

Alan Clements Uncensored:

Spiritually Incorrect Saturday, November 11, 2017; McCoy Studio Theater; 7:30 pm Mindfulness, meditation, and indoctrination: are they different? Trump, ISIS, and the globalization of corporate totalitarianism. Are they the same? I swear to tell the truth: reclaiming freedom & authenticity – the totality of my flawed and beautiful life. According to Paul W. Morris, former managing editor of “Tricycle: The Buddhist Review,” Alan Clements’s shows are “a scorching comedic romp through the world of spiritual and political indoctrination and the commodification of mind states. More praise… “Alan Clements’ one-man show is a hilarious and brilliant deconstruction of contemporary spiritual cows and geopolitical issues that illuminates the importance of understanding human consciousness as the most effective means of social, political, and spiritual transformation.” Yoga Journal Review “One of the most important and compelling voices of our times…” Jack Healy, former director of Amnesty International. “Alan’s life is material for a legend. An intellectual artist, freedom fighter, former Buddhist monk, he shares his insights and experience with a passion rarely seen and even more rarely lived. He’ll make you think and feel in ways that challenge your entire way of being.” Catherine Ingram, author of “In the Footsteps of Gandhi” and “Passionate Presence.” “Blend a former Buddhist monk with Noam Chomsky, Lenny Bruce, and a hyper-spiritual Terrence McKenna and you get a sense of Alan Clements’ hilarious, brilliant, and deliciously irreverent one-man performance.” Jon Woodhouse, The Maui News Tickets: $31, $35, $41 (plus applicable fees)

Abe Lagrimas, Jr. Trio:

Thursday, November 16, 2017; McCoy Studio Theater; 7:30 pm The Hawai‘i Academy of Recording Arts has nominated every one of Abe’s albums (Dimensions, A Pass Out Records Christmas, Ukulele Vibes, Solo Ukulele – The King of Pop, Rhythm & Uke) in the annual Nā Hōkū Hanohano Awards. His first win was for his Solo Ukulele album: a tribute to Michael Jackson that showcases unique arrangements of Jackson’s music. Abe is a versatile multi-instrumentalist, well-known as a drummer but equally as proficient on vibraphone and ‘ukulele, who has performed throughout the world on all three instruments with a variety of artists in a range of genres – most notably with South Korea’s top jazz group, Prelude. Abe’s international and major label releases include Lovers Uke (Universal Music, 2007) and Uke Wired (Pony Canyon Records, 2009) in Japan, and Ukulele Vibes (Sony Music Entertainment, 2011) in Korea. The trio in this concert includes Noel Okimoto on drums and Dean Taba on bass. Tickets: $35 (plus applicable fees); 10% discount for MACC Members and half-price kids under 12

Songbirds of Hawai‘i:

Darlene Ahuna, Ku‘uipo Kumukahi, & Mihana Souza Friday, November 17, 2017; McCoy Studio Theater; 7:30 pm Maui Arts & Cultural Center welcomes three lovely, distinctly recognizable voices, all rich in Hawaiian musical tradition, numerous Nā Hōkū Hanohano awards, for one night only in the intimate McCoy Studio Theater. Join Darlene Ahuna, Ku‘uipo Kumukahi, and Mihana Souza as they share their fun-filled stories and exquisite skills with our MACC ‘ohana. Tickets: $35 (plus applicable fees)

The Shane Victorino Foundation Presents:

MAHALO MAUI! A Free Concert Event Friday November 17, 2017; A&B Amphitheater/Yokouchi Pavilion; gates 5:00 pm; show 6:00 pm Join Shane Victorino and his ‘ohana for a FREE concert event at the MACC. Local-boy Shane welcomes Maui favorites Fiji, Ekolu, Anuhea, PeniDean, & more as his guests in a Mahalo Maui concert for all the years of support and aloha. “My ohana and I are extremely grateful for all the love and support this community has shown us, and our Foundation, over the years. It’s an honor for us to host this event at the MACC and we look forward to an amazing show.”

Peter Rowan Trio: “My Aloha” Saturday, November 18, 2017; McCoy Studio Theater; 7:30 pm Peter Rowan is a singer-songwriter with a career spanning over five decades. From his early years playing under the tutelage of Bluegrass veteran, Bill Monroe, to his time in Old & In the Way and breakout as a solo musician and bandleader, Rowan has built a devoted, international fan base through a solid stream of records, collaborative projects, and constant touring. The late ‘60s and early ‘70s saw Rowan involved in a number of rock, folk, and bluegrass projects, including Earth Opera, Sea Train, Muleskinner, and the Rowans, where he played alongside brothers Chris and Lorin Rowan. Rowan embarked on a well-received solo career in the late ‘70s, releasing critically acclaimed records and two extraordinarily fine bluegrass albums. Rowan’s recent releases have further endeared him to audiences around the world. With his most recent release, My Aloha, this folk legend comes full circle to American music’s deep Hawaiian roots. Tickets: $30, $45, $60 (plus applicable fees)

Rita Coolidge with her Band:

Sunday, November 19, 2017; Castle Theater; 7:30 pm Most music fans have a favorite song recorded by two-time Grammy award winner, Rita Coolidge – “Fever,” “We’re All Alone,” “One Fine Day,” “(Your Love Has Lifted Me) Higher & Higher,” “The Way You Do The Things You Do”—and many more memorable hits. Rita’s credentials are the stuff of legend with one of the most enduring solo careers in all of music. Rita Coolidge’s impact is undiminished – her voice as pure, sweet, and powerful as ever, and her ability to get inside a song honed by experience and overview. Rita performed with Delaney & Bonnie, Joe Cocker, and was featured on the Mad Dogs and Englishmen tour. She toured and recorded with Eric Clapton, Jimi Hendrix, Bob Dylan, Leon Russell, and Stephen Stills. In 1971, she signed with A&M Records and released more than a dozen albums in the years to follow, including 1978’s multiplatinum Anytime… Anywhere. She’s performed with high-profile pals like George Harrison, Roger Waters, Robbie Robertson, and Jimmy Buffett. In 1973, Rita married singer, songwriter, and actor Kris Kristofferson. During their eight-year union the pair teamed up for a number of hits and was twice named Country Duo of the Year. Rita is also touring in support of her book, Delta Lady, and the upcoming release next year of her new album. Tickets: $40, $55, $65 (plus applicable fees) Tickets on sale Tuesday, July 11

Honolulu Biennial 2017:

Tuesday, November 21, 2017; McCoy Studio Theater; 6:00 pm Four short videos by international filmmakers from the Honolulu Biennial 2017 and a panel to discuss the Honolulu Biennial 2019. Conceptual work mostly about political, social, and environmental scope. FREE ADMISSION

Jo Koy:

Wednesday, November 22, 2017; Castle Theater; 7:30 pm & 10:00 pm Jo Koy has come a long way from his modest beginnings at a Las Vegas coffee house. He is now selling out clubs across the nation and has appeared on over 100 episodes of “Chelsea Lately.” His infectious, explosive energy on stage, insightful jokes, and family‐inspired humor cross all boundaries. In 2005, Jo had the “opportunity of a lifetime” with a performance on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno. He became one of a select few ever to receive a standing ovation. Jo Koy pulls inspiration from his supportive family and specifically his son. He has had two Comedy Central specials, “Don’t Make Him Angry” and “Lights Out.” Jo has appeared on VH1, World’s Funniest Fails, the Joy Behar Show, Jimmy Kimmel Live, Last Call with Carson Daly, and Jamie Foxx: Laffapalooza. Jo is a firm believer in service and giving back to the community and is currently working with the Lupus Foundation to bring awareness to this cause. Opening the show will be comedian Chase Durousseau. For mature audiences. Tickets: $36.50, $46.50 (plus applicable fees)

Thompson Square:

Saturday, November 25, 2017; Castle Theater; 7:30 pm Multi-platinum selling duo Thompson Square will perform on Maui as part of their first ever acoustic tour, appropriately titled This Is Us. With just two stools and an acoustic guitar, the This Is Us tour will bring the fan experience closer than ever to the award-winning duo. Thompson Square is composed of husband and wife Keifer and Shawna Thompson. The duo has released two albums, which have produced a combined ten chart singles on the Hot Country Songs and Country Airplay charts. They have topped the radio charts across the Unites States, Canada, and Australia with #1 hits, “Are You Gonna Kiss Me Or Not,” “If I Didn’t Have You,” and “Everything I Shouldn’t Be Thinking About.” The married duo was honored as both the ACM and CMA “Vocal Duo of the Year” in 2012, and continued their streak in 2013, once again securing the ACM Award for “Vocal Duo of the Year.” In all, Thompson Square has scored three #1 hits, six Top 20 hits, seven mainstream industry awards, and over 25 award nominations. Tickets: $45, $65, $85, and a limited number of premium $125 seats

Maui Choral Arts Association:

Happy Holly-Jolly Days Sunday, November 26, 2017; Castle Theater; 3:00 pm Maui Choral Arts Association invites you to join artistic director, Gary Leavitt, and pianist, Lotus Dancer, and an exciting chorus of nearly 100 talented singers as they kick off the holiday season with their annual smash holiday concert, “Happy Holly-Jolly Days.” Featuring holiday classics with a twist to sing-alongs and from familiar favorites to new, exciting selections, this concert is always a huge hit and the best way to start your season. Start the holidays right and give yourself the best gift of all – the gift of MUSIC!! Tickets: $30/adults, $15/students (plus applicable fees)