Dance Class Available

L.A. Dance Project will be holding a dance class for intermediate level dancers on Wednesday, March 13th at 5:00 pm in the Omori Room A at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center. Veteran dancer Nathan Makolandra is hosting the class. Dancers can expect a high energy class with a lot of floor work. Be sure to wear socks and comfortable clothing.

Nathan is a graduate of the famous Juilliard School. He began his dancing and choreography career in South Carolina. His choreography has been featured on the hit television show So You Think You Can Dance.

Registration is required for $10. Those who registered for the dance class will have a $5 discount toward purchasing a ticket to the L.A. Dance Project performance being held on Thursday, March 14th.



Classical Guitarist Derek Gripper

Classical guitarist Derek Gripper will be performing Thursday night, January 31st at the McCoy Studio Theater. The show is scheduled to start at 7:30 pm and run until approximately 10:00 pm.

His concerts explore the styles that have influenced his music to date. Bach, Malian songs, kora compositions, Southern African bow music, and avant-garde Brazillian guitar music. When combined it creates an unusual explosive sound.

Maui Arts & Cultural Center members can receive a 10% discount off tickets. Kids 12 and under are free.

An Acoustic Evening With The Simmons

Tomorrow, Friday December 21st, and Saturday December 22nd, enjoy an evening of acoustic music with Pat Simmons Sr. and Pat Simmons Jr. Both evenings starts at 7:30 pm at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center’s McCoy Studio Theater.

Pat Simmons Sr. is an original member of the Doobie Brothers. The music of the Doobie Brothers is known for connecting multiple generations listening to the same music. Pat Simmons Jr. grew up with music in his life and now enjoys the ability to be able to tour with his dad.

Pat Simmons Jr. started his music career as a teen. He eventually was an opening act for the Doobie Brothers and other well-known artists. When Pat Simmons Jr. isn’t touring, he spends time with his wife and son on the family farm running a small-scale organic restoration/farm project.

For ticketing information, please visit the Maui Arts & Cultural Center website.

250th Queen Ka’ahumanu Celebration

This Friday at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center’s Castle Theatre will be the 250th birthday of Queen Ka’ahumanu celebration. The pre-show starts at 4:00 pm and will include music and local crafts. This festival will have live entertainment including music and dancing. A new mural will be unveiled at the event!

This is a wonderful community event and a great way to kick off your weekend! Tickets are available for purchase.

~Events This Weekend~

This Friday January 27th the Castle Theatre presents singer and folk music icon Judy Collins.  Judy Collins is on tour with special guest Ari Hest.  Her latest release Silver Skies Blue has recently been nominate for a Grammy Award. Collins has been a musical inspiration for 5 decades! Food menu items will be available to purchase at the show.  Show time is 7:30 pm.  More information and ticket purchase available here.

Saturday January 28th the 12 Annual Whale Trust Maui Golf Tournament will be teeing off.  This event is sponsored by Mercedes-Benz of Maui.  The tournament will feature a continental breakfast, cash prizes, and a luncheon guest speaker. The tournament event is scheduled to run from 8:00 am to 2:30 pm at the King Kamehameha Golf Club.  The Whale Trust Maui website has more information here.

Happening on Sunday January 29th, former Hawaii resident and famed French-American artist Guy Buffet is celebrating his birthday at the 15th Art of Aloha event taking place at the Shops at Wailea.  His works have been celebrated for over 50 years.  Buffets amazing art work will be on display along with seven other artists.  Lahaina Galleries website has more information on this event as well as other events.

Enjoy the remainder of your week and weekend!