"Hula Moon"... "Lei Aloha"... "Sweet Lei-lani"... "Lovely Hula Hands"... "Sea Breeze"... the evocative melodies of Hawai'i's Boat Days are called to mind with the theme of this year's annual gala fundraising event at Maui Arts & Cultural Center--and The MACC is calling YOU to join in the festivities for Maui Calls 2014!
On Friday, Aug. 8, from 6 to 10 p.m., there will be beautiful music and the fragrance of fresh flower lei wafting throughout the grounds, as well as the scrumptious aroma of bountiful delectable pupu created by chefs from Maui's best restaurants matched with the "bouquet" of premium wines from boutique vintners! Maui Calls is a siren call of sensory experiences--sound and scent and sights that beckon one and all!
With this year's theme, "Celebrating the Songs of Hawai'i," The MACC recognizes the preeminence of music and song in Hawai'i life, and music will indeed be flowing throughout the soft summer evening. The annually-changing theme of Maui Calls commemorates the icons and images of Hawai'i's romantic boat days--vintage Hawai'i of the 1920s and '30s, when visitors arrived in Honolulu at Aloha Tower by Matson ship and were greeted by hula dancers in grass skirts. Maui Calls at The MACC always starts with a fresh flower lei greeting and Hawaiian music serenade, followed by a special surprise musical guest and live music for dancing to cap off the evening.
Live music for dancing will cap off the evening at Maui Calls.
Maui Calls is Maui's premier food and wine tasting event, so a major feature of this MACC signature gala is the opportunity to sample the sumptuous tastes of Maui's best restaurants and fine wines. But it is also an entire evening of festivities, with all that music, dancing and good things to eat and drink! The famous Maui Calls live and silent auctions offer the chance to bid on hundreds of items, from art and jewelry to party and travel packages--always with some very special "Uniquely Maui" items found at no other fundraiser. Highlights include guitars signed by The MACC's stars of the previous year, parties at private estates, exotic vacation adventures and more! (Check the auction booklet PDF posted online at MauiArts.org.)
Treat yourself! Come with a date or gather a group of friends and enjoy a special, glorious evening of music, food, wine, dancing and shopping, all in one picture-perfect setting! Individual tickets are priced at $175-- a bargain when considering the price of individual visits to the stellar restaurants represented at the event, or the chance to sample new wines not yet found on the island! Individual tickets may be purchased through The MACC Box Office at (808) 242-SHOW (808-242-7469) or online at www.MauiArt.org.