THURSDAY, JAN. 14
'KEIKO AND LOUIE'
The Honolulu Theatre for Youth will present a special performance of "Keiko and Louie: Best Best Friends (Mostly)," beginning at 10 a.m. at Makawao Public Library and 3 p.m. at Kahului Public Library. This play created by Daniel A. Kelin, II, is a story about the trials and tribulations of friendship. In the story line, Louie needs a friend; Keiko loves to make friends. When Louie and Keiko find each other, they also discover the ups and downs, the fun and trouble of friendship. The 30-minute interactive play combines humor, movement and participation to engage young audiences directly in the performance. It is recommended for ages 3 and older. Children must be accompanied by a parent or caregiver. Admission is free. For details, contact the hosting library.
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SHANGHAI NIGHTS: Chinese circus returns with impossible acrobatics and colorful costumes
FRIDAY, JAN. 15
KUMU KAHUA THEATER
Kumu Kahua Theater will present "Voices From Okinawa" beginning at 7:30 p.m. at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center's McCoy Studio Theater. Written by Maui-born playwright Jon Shirota, the play tells the story of Kama Hutchins, an American of Okinawan ancestry who teaches English to locals of all ages in Okinawa. He bypasses traditional teaching methods by having his students relate personal stories to the class. The tales reveal the students' conflicted attitudes toward the American soldiers stationed on their island. With comedy and drama, the play takes a twist as the teacher Kama learns more about his own cultural heritage from his students. Play includes mature content. Tickets are $22, plus applicable fees; available at the MACC box office, 242-7469 or www.mauiarts.org.
'KEIKO AND LOUIE'
The Honolulu Theatre for Youth will present "Keiko and Louie: Best Best Friends (Mostly)," beginning at 10:30 a.m. at Kihei Public Library. For details, see Thursday's listing.
SATURDAY, JAN. 16
THE DIVA CLUB
It's ladies night at David Paul's Island Grill in Lahaina. The monthly Diva Club event featuring local vendors, fashion and live entertainment will be from 5 to 7 p.m. at the restaurant, located at 900 Front St. Enjoy various complimentary pupu created by Chef David Paul and sip on $5 champagne and cocktails, browse local vendors and get the opportunity to join the club. The one- year memberships are $15, a portion of which is donated to Women Helping Women, and include discounts at local vendors, boutiques, salons and spas. For details, visit www.facebook.com/thedivaclub.
KUMU KAHUA THEATER
Playwright Jon Shirota's "Voices From Okinawa" will begin at 7:30 p.m. at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center's McCoy Studio Theater.
MONDAY, JAN. 18
The circus is in town! The circus is in town! But not your everyday big tent act. The world-famous Shanghai Circus returns to the Maui Arts & Cultural Center's Castle Theater with amazing acrobatics and breathtaking feats that stretch the limits of human ability. Shows begin at 4 and 7:30 p.m. Fearless performers with boundless energy will bring audiences more than 2,000 years of Chinese circus traditions. Innovative choreography, radiant lighting, enchanting scenery and powerful music enhance this beautifully orchestrated presentation of Chinese circus arts. Tickets are $12, $18 and $23, plus applicable fees; available at the MACC box office, 242-7469 or www.mauiarts.org.
TUESDAY, JAN. 19
Catch the high-flying acts and cringe-worthy contortionists of the Shanghai Circus, performing at 7 p.m. at Maui Arts & Cultural Center's Castle Theater. See Monday's listing.