Celebrate Hawai'i

DUKE by Moses Goods
Nov 26, 2016

Award-winning actor, writer, and storyteller Moses Goods created an unforgettable portrayal of the life of Duke Paoa Kahanamoku in his one-man show entitled Duke.
Kumu Kahua Theatre: UchinaAloha
Nov 04 - Nov 05, 2016

O‘ahu's Kumu Kahua Theatre and playwright Lee A. Tonouchi brought a warm tale of generations of an Okinawan family in Hawai‘i. David Tamashiro resists his grandfather’s sanshin lessons until he has the right motivation: a girl.
Haunted Hawaiian Nights:  Lopaka Kapanui
Oct 28, 2016

Although they travel far from home, some Hawaiians have found that their heritage follows wherever they go. Our audience heard native Hawaiian storyteller Lopaka Kapanui's ghostly tales and spine-tingling accounts of our Hawaiian brothers and sisters whose haunting experiences in far-off lands are overcome by their own cultural traditions.
Pāka‘a Lanakila!
Oct 23, 2016

Chamber Music Hawaii’s Spring Wind Quintet and friends came to Maui to share the exciting coming of age story of Pākaʻa Lanakili in Hawaiian, in a special presentation which includes an interactive demonstration in which students learned about the musical instruments and the story. English subtitles were provided. The presentation featured the Spring Wind Quintet with Kalama Cabigon, haʻi moʻolelo (narrator), and Jon Magnussen, composer.
11th Annual Maui ‘Ukulele Festival
Oct 02, 2016

The Maui community enjoyed a relaxed afternoon on the lawn as acclaimed ‘ukulele musicians filled the air with island music for this free annual concert. Renowned ‘ukulele advocate and teacher, Roy Sakuma, served as M.C. to help celebrate Hawai‘i’s beloved instrument. Fine ‘ukulele were featured as door prizes, and the festival also featured displays of made-in-Hawaii arts and crafts and ‘ono-licious island foods.
Mai Poina: The Overthrow
Sep 17, 2016

Following 2015's powerful, Trial of a Queen, the Hawai‘i Pono‘ī Coalition brought Mai Poina: The Overthrow to the MACC in. This theatrical production told the story of the tumultuous last four days of the Hawaiian monarchy from the perspective of the people most concerned: native Hawaiians and other citizens of the kingdom. Newly conceived for the MACC, history came alive to inform and inspire.
Kū Mai Ka Hula
Sep 10, 2016

The 11th annual event, Maui's only adult hula competition, featured award-winning hālau competing in solo and group performances. Male and female dancers performed both kahiko (traditional) and ‘auana (modern) hula stylings, judged by renowned, prestigious kumu hula.
 Demystifying the Kuahu
Sep 08, 2016

An intimate conversation with Maui kumu hula about what the kuahu means to them personally and to their hālau hula. According to Unwritten Literature of Hawai‘i by Nathaniel B. Emerson. Participating kumu hula: Kumu Hula Nāpua Greig, Kumu Hula Kamaka Kukona, Kumu Hula Kapono'ai Molitau, and Kumu Hula Pueo Pata. Facilitated by Kahulu Maluo, MACC’s cultural programs director.
Gallery Exhibit -- Hawai‘i National Parks 2016 Centennial Juried Exhibition
Aug 30 - Nov 06, 2016

The MACC's Schaefer International Gallery, in partnership with the National Park Service, presented the results of the gallery’s first open call to artists in a national juried exhibition that celebrated the 100-year anniversary of the National Parks of Hawai‘i. Exhibit included 77 works from artists throughout Hawai‘i and the U.S. mainland.
25th Annual Kī Hō‘alu Guitar Festival
Jun 26, 2016

The Kī Hō‘alu Guitar Festival is one of Maui’s favorite family events. Some of Hawai‘i’s best slack key guitar players performed a full afternoon of melodious Hawaiian music. Ki ho‘alu, translating literally from the Hawaiian as “loosen the key,” indicating the tuning in slack key guitar technique, is a musical tradition dating back to 19th century paniolo who played around the campfire after completing a day of ranch work.
MAMo Wearable Art Show
Jun 25, 2016

The PA’I Foundation launched Maoli Arts Month (MAMo) on O‘ahu in 2006 to celebrate and promote the work of contemporary Hawaiian artists and designers.  Part of that celebration is the MAMo Wearable Art Show, which has taken place annually in Honolulu since 2006.  The event returned to Maui for a third consecutive year, featuring the designs of contemporary Island designers whose creations extend from comfortable to traditional to cutting-edge to downright fantastical.
What is Mana?
Jun 05, 2016

The word mana is used often in our community but do we really know what it means or refers to? Is it power? Is it spirit? Is it a life force? Is it an energy or something else altogether? A group of community experts came together to share and discuss this topic and what it might mean to you. This event was co-sponsored by the Hawai‘i Council for the Humanities.
Student Art Exhibit -- YOUNG CREATIVES: Neighborhood Places
May 02 - May 19, 2016

This exhibition was a showcase for the work of students from across Maui.  The gallery featured works of art produced through the classroom by students in grades K – 12. Teachers were asked to guide students to create imagery based on the neighborhood community where their school is located.
Cazimero Lei Day Concert
May 01, 2016

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. Preshow festivities included hula and music in the courtyard and island crafters were on hand with a selection of fragrant lei to make your day.
Kumu Kahua Theatre: My Boy He Play Ball
Feb 26 - Feb 27, 2016

O‘ahu’s Kumu Kahua Theatre presented, My Boy He Play Ball, a funny, deeply rooted story of fathers, sons, and modern Hawaiian identity written by pioneering author, Tammy Haili‘ōpua Baker.
Kūkahi 2016: Keali‘i Reichel and Hālau Ke`alaokamaile
Feb 13 - Feb 14, 2016

Born and raised on Maui, Keali'i Reichel has achieved phenomenal recognition in Hawai‘i and internationally. His passion for the language and culture of Hawai‘i led him to become the founding director for Pūnana Leo O Maui (Hawaiian language immersion school), and to establish his own hālau.
The Rough Riders
Jan 08, 2016

Hawaii music icons and multiple award-winning artists, Henry Kapono, John Cruz, and Brother Noland, brought the well-honed craft and power of three inspiring songwriters, three distinct voices, and the perfect blending of guitars to create an exceptional musical evening in this Ho‘onanea Series event. From classics such as “Friends,” “Coconut Girl,” and “Island Style,” to the new, provocative sounds, three seasoned professionals came together as one on stage.