Explore MACC Events | February

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More On Maui | Explore MACC Events | February 2016

A local favorite since opening in 1994, the Maui Art's & Cultural Center (MACC) has been home to some of Maui's greatest musical and artistic performances! Performing artists have ranged from across the world to our very own island backyard. So, once the sunburn of the day needs a break, lay out in front of the outside concert hall or relax into one of the indoor performing theaters. Bring the whole family, plan a cozy date, or come by yourself, to enjoy some smooth sounds and experiences under the starry night sky and warm palms of Maui.

Exhibit: Statements on Nature: A Survey of Printmaking Today

Through Mar 13, 2016 | Schaefer International Gallery; Tue – Sun 10am - 5 pm (Also open before Castle Theater shows and during intermission)

Considerations of the visual landscape become the conceptual focus for this exhibition featuring a nationally selected group of contemporary printmakers. The invited artists share extensive exhibit histories in the printmaking field, and will engage the gallery space with a range of recently created work. Techniques will span both traditional and contemporary processes from the 18th to the 21st century, exploring the potential of paper-based installation, dimensional expansion, and large-scale presentation of the printed image.

FREE Admission!

ArT=Mixx: xoNATURE

Saturday, February 6, 2016; Yokouchi Pavilion/Schaefer International Gallery; 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm

ArT=Mixx: xoNATURE features performing & visual artist, Devin Mohr; visual alchemy by Doug DeBoer, and interactive art activities that relate to the gallery exhibit: Statements on Nature. This fusion of performing and visual arts event is free and open to anyone 21 and over. Food and beverages will be available throughout the evening; wear a costume—or not—and enjoy music and dancing; video, visual, and performance art; mingle with friends; and have fun in the Gallery.




Sunday, February 7, 2016; Castle Theater/Yokouchi Pavilion; 1:30 game/ 12:00 gates

Come over to our house and watch the BIG game on a BIG screen. Enjoy live entertainment by WILLIE K prior to kickoff and after the final whistle! PICK YOUR PARTY: Watch the game indoors on our huge screen in Castle Theater, outside in the Pavilion on a high-tech LED screen, OR BOTH — mix & mingle! Why shop for snacks? Why cook? Why clean up? Come to the MACC and leave the hassle behind! Hot and cold beverages will be available for purchase in the courtyard before and during the game and food trucks will be on hand selling 'ono grindz and snacks. Watch our website for menu details! All ages welcome.



Amy O’Neal – Opposing Forces

Thursday, February 11, 2016; McCoy Studio Theater; 7:30 pm

Opposing Forces is an exploration of feminine perceptions in our culture through the lens of hip hop created by Amy O’Neal, a dancer, performer, choreographer, and dance educator based on Seattle, WA. The cast of five world-class B-Boys examine the value systems of race and gender within the environments of battling, commercial dance, contemporary performance, and cyphering.

Amy O’Neal has taught and performed throughout the world, and she has choreographed for stage, commercials, rock shows, galleries, dance films, and music videos. Her work is an amalgam of her diverse movement and life experiences presenting social commentary with dark humor and heavy beats.

Behind-the-scenes video: https://vimeo.com/119574283

“With Opposing Forces, Amy O’Neal takes the form one step further, turning hip hop into nuanced, haunting, beautiful, concert art.” - Alice Kaderlan, Seattle Times

Tickets: $30 (plus applicable fees)   

Dirty South

Friday, February 12, 2016; Yokouchi Pavilion; 6:00 pm

Born in Belgrade, Serbia, and raised in Melbourne, Australia, Grammy-nominated DJ/producer, Dirty South’s potential to achieve tremendous musical heights seems limitless. In 2005 and 2006, Dirty South was nominated for the Australian music industry’s top accolade, the ARIA awards, and in 2007, he took home a “best producer” trophy at the inthemix Awards. In addition to the successes he has had on his own with releases like “It’s Too Late,” “Let It Go,” “The End,” and “Alamo,” Dirty South has joined forces with some of best producers in the world, including Axwell, David Guetta, and Sebastian Ingrosso. He has performed at some of the best clubs and festivals across the globe, including Ultra Music Festival, Pacha (Ibiza & New York), Ministry of Sound, Global Gathering, Sensation White, and many others. Must be 18 years or older

Tickets: $15, $20, $25, $30


Keali’i Reichel and Halau Ke‘alaokamaile - KUKAHI  (Ho‘onanea Series event)

Saturday, February 13, 2016, & Sunday, February 14, 2016; 7:30 pm (both nights); Castle Theater

Renowned as one of Hawai'i's most popular recording artists, Keali'i Reichel is the award-winning kumu hula of Halau Ke'alaokamaile. His music, chant, and hula represent the best of Hawai'i's traditional and contemporary poetry and dance today. His halau has brought home top awards from the prestigious hula competition, Merrie Monarch Festival, and he has won multiple Na Hoku Hanohano Awards for his music, in addition to a top spot on world music charts. 

Tickets: $12, $35,* $45,* $65,*
*10% MACC Member discount & 50% discount for keiki 12 and under


Iliza Shlesinger

Thursday, February 18, 2016; Castle Theater; 7:30 pm

Originally from Dallas, Iliza Shlesinger is the only female and youngest comedian to hold the title of NBC'S Last Comic Standing. In 2013, her debut one-hour comedy special, War Paint, reached #1 on the iTunes charts and was named one of the “Top 10 Albums of 2013” on iTunes. Her follow-up Netflix Original Comedy Special, Freezing Hot, premiered to rave reviews in January 2015.  She was the host of CBS's syndicated comedy dating show, Excused, and has made multiple appearances on NBC'S Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, TBS’ Deal With It, Comedy Central Presents, Chelsea Lately, and the Soup. Her live stand-up résumé also includes performing at the coveted Montreal Just for Laughs Festival, as well as at hundreds of clubs and colleges and in various countries for American troops overseas.

Tickets: $19.50, $29.50, $39.50 (plus applicable fees)   


Angkor Wat International Film Festival Fundraiser

Saturday, February 20, 2016; McCoy Studio Theater; 3 pm, 5 pm, 7 pm

3pm – 5pm

An underwater look at the diverse coastal regions of Southern Australia, New Guinea, and the Indo-Pacific areas and the impact of global warming on the oceans.


5pm – 7pm

Combining cutting-edge 3D technology and bravura filmmaking, STORM SURFERS 3D is the ultimate big-wave thrill ride. The film follows best friends and surfing legends, Tom Carroll and Ross Clarke-Jones, along with surf forecaster Ben Matson, as they track and chase giant storms in their quest to ride the Pacific’s biggest and most dangerous waves.

7pm – 9pm
A woman becomes aware that her husband is trying to kill her and must devise a plan to trip him up at his own game. A must-see 3D film from the master filmmaker Alfred Hitchcock starring Ray Milland and Grace Kelly.

Tickets: $12 per time slot (adults); $10 per time slot (keiki age 17 and younger)


The Merwin Conservancy Presents Hawaiʻi: Language Matters

Friday, February 19, 2016; McCoy Studio Theater; 7:00 pm

The Merwin Conservancy is proud to announce the first Green Room event of 2016! Join us for an evening celebrating the mana of a living Hawaiian language and examining the importance of preserving languages around the world. The evening will include live performance; a screening of the Hawaiʻi segment of the documentary, Language Matters with Bob Holman; and a panel discussion featuring the film’s host, Bob Holman, as well as several of the film’s participants from Hawai’i, including Dr. Puakea Nogelmeier, Kepā Maly, and Kealiʻi Reichel.

Language Matters with Bob Holman features people and cultures from Australia, Wales, and Hawai‘i, asking what we lose when languages die and how we can save them. The Hawai‘i segment of the documentary takes a close look at the Pūnana Leo Movement, discussing with its founding members their efforts to save the Hawaiian language for future generations. Also featured is an interview with W.S. Merwin, a longtime Maui resident who is one of the most celebrated living American poets and founder of the Merwin Conservancy. A reception with live music, dessert, champagne, and book fair to follow. Generously presented by FIM Group. All ticket sales benefit the nonprofit Merwin Conservancy.   

Tickets: $25; $10 students with ID (plus applicable fees)

Tickets on sale Friday, January 15


Maui Pops Orchestra – Winter Pops

Sunday, February 21, 2016; Castle Theater; 3 pm

Winter Pops features violin soloist, Benjamin Baker from the U.K. Born in New Zealand, Ben moved to the U.K. at a young age to study at the Yehudi Menuhin School, and has won several prestigious violin competitions. Ben will play two very flashy violin works: Poeme by Chausson and Faust Fantasy by Wieniawski. The orchestra will also perform the William Tell Overture, Clair de Lune, and the Polovetsian Dances.

Tickets: $15, $30, $40, $50; Half-price students 18 & under (plus applicable fees)
Patrons who purchase tickets to all four shows in the Maui Pops series (12/6; 1/24; 2/21; & 3/20) will receive a 10% discount off each ticket price. Student discount does not apply to $15 tickets


Kumu Kahua Theatre – My Boy He Play Ball

Friday, February 26, & Saturday, February 27, 2016; McCoy Studio Theater; 7:30 pm

Boy Kahalewai is living the dream: a Division-1 football scholarship at a mainland college, a chance to play pro, and a loving family back home. But as he struggles with intense pressure from his father and awakens to his Hawaiian roots, Boy starts to wonder whose dream he’s been living all along. Oahu’s Kumu Kahua Theatre presents, 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. 

Tickets: $28 (plus applicable fees)

Don’t Crack under Pressure Maui Film Premiere

Saturday, February 27, 2016; Castle Theater; 7:30 pm

Nuit de la Glisse is the oldest European action sport movie production team, making action sports movies since the 1970s. Their movies are a mix of different thrilling action sports, from surfing to mountain biking, wing-suiting, freediving, skiing, snowboarding, kitesurfing, and more. Maui born, two-time kitesurfing world champion and king of the air, Jesse Richman, was selected among a cast of international extreme athletes to be featured in their movie, where he showcases his talent in the beautiful backdrop of the Tuamotu Islands in the South Pacific. After flying to France for the premiere in Paris and Chamonix, Jesse will be here together with multiple free-diving world champion, Davide Carrera from Italy, to present the new Opus: DON’T CRACK UNDER PRESSURE. 

See the stunning film trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JKmpPg1vW0U 

Tickets: $14/adults; $12/keiki 12 & under (includes all fees)

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