Dec 16, 2018 - Feb 15, 2019
This exhibition explored our most popular water sport beginning with Native Hawaiian history and knowledge of he‘e nalu and the evolution of surf culture in the islands today. The story was told through traditional stories and the Native Hawaiian cultural, spiritual, and recreational relationship to the ocean, as well as from archives, ephemera, and surfboards from private collections.
Dec 15, 2018
A MACC Ho‘onanea concert that celebrated the holiday season with two of Maui's favorite entertainers, Amy Hanaiali‘i Gilliom and Willie Kahaiali‘i, on stage together as a dynamic duo of Hawaiian music and song. Amy’s rich, sultry voice joined Willie K’s own exceptional vocal abilities and guitar prowess to create crystalline melodies and virtuoso instrumentals, along with plenty of good-natured camaraderie.
Dec 14, 2018
Jeff Peterson, slack key guitar, Kenny Endo, taiko drums, and Riley Lee, shakuhachi, collectively known as Island Breeze, are a trio of world-class musicians, each masters of their own instruments, who came together to create new and beautiful music in this special concert.
Nov 30 - Dec 02, 2018
The MACC presented a selection of this year's screenings from the Hawai‘i International Film Festival (HIFF). HIFF selections and audiences reflect the diverse multicultural face of Hawai'i - helping to enrich, enlighten, and broaden support for Asian and Pacific films.
Nov 09 - Nov 10, 2018
In this play by Hannah Ii-Epstein, Junior Boy is a young Hawaiian man who comes from a lineage of marijuana growers and is now proudly expecting a baby with his girlfriend, Nani. During a night of karaoke, beer, and weed, the medical uses, benefits, and cultural aspects of marijuana in precontact Hawai‘i are explored.
Oct 13, 2018
Lehua and Shawn bring a wide range of experiences to their duo performances — as solo artists and as part of renowned groups. Their easy-going style, witty banter, eclectic musical tastes, and dedication to the purity of the music and of their Native Hawaiian culture sets them apart from other duos in the Hawaiian music industry.
Sep 30, 2018
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.
Sep 21, 2018
The inaugural screening on Maui of this annual showcase of incredible independent films, all with a strong connection to Hawai’i. Featuring: The Moon & the Night; Last Taxi Dance; Kālewa; Hae Hawai‘i; Mauka to Makai.
Sep 08 - Sep 09, 2018
The 13th 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.
Sep 06, 2018
Panel discussion on some of the deeper themes of the Hawaiian arts: regarding the primal, the carnal, and essential elements of Hawaiian sexuality. Panelists include Mehanaokalā Hind, Manaiakalani Kalua, and Kumu Hula Keali‘i Reichel.
Aug 26, 2018
Henry Kapono and a star-studded line up of Hawai‘i's most popular entertainers came together with an evening of music, and stories as they celebrated the soundtrack of Hawaii. The evening featured: Kalapana, Jerry Santos of Olomana, Keola Beamer, Na Leo Pilimehana, John Cruz, Brother Noland, Robi Kahakalau, Alx Kawakami, Blayne Asing, Josh Tatofi, Kalani Pe`a, Kimie Miner, Landon McNamara, Mike Love, Paula Fuga, and Starr Kalahiki.
Jun 24, 2018
One of Maui’s favorite FREE 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.
Jun 02, 2018
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 fifth consecutive year, featuring the designs of contemporary Island designers whose creations extend from comfortable to traditional to cutting-edge to downright fantastical.
May 25, 2018
In this new MACC concert series hosted by Henry Kapono, two artists talk-story, play music, and have fun! Malani Bilyeu of Kalapana was tonight's guest. Each concert featured Henry Kapono and a different guest artist in an intimate format that offers the audience a rare opportunity to get up-close and personal. The artists shared music and stories from their careers and answered questions, giving the audience an up-close-and-personal seat at the jam session.
May 14 - Jun 09, 2018
This biennial exhibition was a showcase for the work of students from across Maui. The gallery featured works of art by students in grades K – 12. Teachers were asked to guide students to create work that explores “the big universe” theme, including outer space, planets, stars, moons, astronauts, spaceships, aliens, et al, using imagination and brainstorming.
Apr 29, 2018
Students from Kamehameha Schools–Hawai’i Campus showcased their exceptional 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.
Apr 28, 2018
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.
Apr 19, 2018
In this first of a new MACC concert series hosted by Henry Kapono, two artists talk-story, play music, and have fun! Jerry Santos of Olomana was tonight's guest. Each concert featured Henry Kapono and a different guest artist in an intimate format that offers the audience a rare opportunity to get up-close and personal. The artists shared music and stories from their careers and answered questions, giving the audience an up-close-and-personal seat at the jam session.
Apr 13, 2018
Nāpua Greig, Raiatea Helm, and Amy Hānaialiʻi took the stage for one divine evening of song and music. Each is a multiple Nā Hōkū Hanohano Award-winner in her own right and each has a voice and stage presence that carries star-power wattage. Together, with all that talent, presented a memorable concert event.
Apr 06, 2018
Brother Noland has deeply influenced contemporary Hawaiian music and is widely considered as the “Father of Jawaiian Music.” He is popular for his unique interpretations of songs, yet remains respectful of traditional Hawaiian music and culture. He is regularly featured in Slack Key Guitar festivals around the islands and is an impactful player and one of Hawaiʻi's most respected artists.
Mar 30, 2018
In this first of a new MACC concert series hosted by Henry Kapono, two artists talk-story, play music, and have fun! Each concert featured Henry Kapono and a different guest artist, tonight's was Keola Beamer, in an intimate format that offered the audience a rare opportunity to get up-close and personal. The artists shared music and stories from their careers and answered questions, giving the audience an up-close-and-personal seat at the jam session.
Mar 29, 2018
Musician, vocalist, songwriter, and dancer, Kuana Torres Kahele is one of the most popular entertainers performing in Hawai‘i and Japan, well known for his poetry-laden lyrics. Kuana currently maintains his own Hawaiian music and culture school in Japan, teaching more than 200 students in Tokyo, Kyoto, and Osaka.
Mar 17, 2018
Renowned for his super-fast and complex finger work, ‘ukulele wizard Jake Shimabukuro has redefined the meaning of music that comes from that instrument. There is no doubt that for his popular appearances at the MACC, Jake Shimabukuro embodied the heart and soul of ‘ukulele music, as no one else can wring the emotion, beauty, meaning and thrills out of four strings like he can.
Mar 10, 2018
In 1898, Hawai‘i was annexed by the United States in a most unorthodox and deeply controversial manner. Citizens of both nations debated the issue, then, as well as today. This production is a reenactment of the enlivening debate, as ripped from the pages of Hawai‘i’s recent past. A discussion with Hawaiian scholars followed the performance.
Feb 24, 2018
Celebrating good times together and “a lifetime party of friends," recent Grammy Museum inductee, Henry Kapono, brought his SONGS OF C&K back to the MACC! Joining Henry in a tribute to the music of Cecilio & Kapono were Johnny Valentine, Alx Kawakami (of Manoa DNA), and 2016 "Most Promising Artist" Nā Hōkū Hanohano Award winner, Blayne Asing.
Feb 17 - Feb 18, 2018
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.
Feb 11, 2018
A documentary about Kanalu Young, paralyzed from the neck down after an accident at the age of 15. Angry and defiant through months of rehabilitation, he begins to change when he learns the Hawaiian language and discovers a hidden story of Hawai‘i's past. He earns a PhD, gets arrested fighting for Native Hawaiian rights, and becomes a passionate teacher and leader who instills pride in his people.
Feb 02 - Feb 03, 2018
Inspired by historical events in 1839 Honolulu, Wild Birds, a historical drama by Eric Anderson, tells the story of intense cultural clashes, the effects of western education on the indigenous monarchy, and the ultimate disillusionment of a teacher.
Jan 16 - Mar 18, 2018
The 6th triennial occurrence of the MACC’s signature state-wide juried art competition and exhibition. Fifty-seven works by artists from O‘ahu, Maui, Lana’i, Kaua‘i, and Hawai‘i Island were included, with their interpretations of portrait subjects across the islands (including self-portraits).