Maui Arts & Cultural Center (MACC) recently launched Starry Night Cinema, a monthly series of movie nights for the whole family to enjoy. With the support of the County of Maui, the MACC has installed a giant projection screen under its glass-capped pavilion and is working with the Maui Film Festival to present family-friendly films at no charge to the public. On Friday, Feb. 24, Starry Night Cinema will screen the 2011 hit film, "Dolphin Tale" at 7 p.m.
This uplifting story centers on the bond of friendship between a boy named Sawyer and a dolphin named Winter. Winter was rescued from a crab trap and brought to a marine hospital, but her injuries caused her to lose her tail, without which she can't survive. With Sawyer's devotion, a marine biologist's expertise (Harry Connick Jr.) and the brilliance of a prosthetist (Morgan Freeman), who takes up the challenge of creating a new tail, Winter gets a second chance at life.
The movie isn't the only thing happening under the stars that night: Guests are encouraged to bring a blanket or beach chair to relax on the A&B Amphitheater lawn and enjoy casual dining catered by Alexander's Fish, drink specials, live music and fun. Gates open at 5:30 p.m.
On Friday, Feb. 24, Starry Night Cinema will screen the 2011 hit film, “Dolphin Tale” at 7 p.m.
When Starry Night Cinema premiered in January, almost a thousand people showed up with blankets and beach chairs to relax, converse with neighbors, let the kids play and enjoy an affordable meal before watching the free movie. The series was an instant hit, assuring more Starry Night Cinema events to come.
On Saturday, Feb. 25, the long-awaited arrival of CAKE, the edgy, alternative rock band, comes to the Castle Theater for a concert at 7:30 p.m. CAKE is comprised of lead singer John McCrea, trumpeter Vince DiFiore, guitarist Xan McCurdy, bassist Gabe Nelson and drummer Paulo Baldi. The band is noted for McCrea's sarcastic lyrics and deadpan voice, DiFiore's trumpet parts and a wide range of musical influences, including country, rock, funk, mariachi, Iranian folk and hip-hop.
Tickets are $39, $49 and $89 (plus applicable fees). Call the MACC Box Office at 242-SHOW (7469) or go online to MauiArts.org. Enjoy pre-show dining in Yokouchi Pavilion Courtyard catered by Three's Bar & Grill.