On Tuesday, November 15th, 2016 from 9 – 11 a.m. at UH Maui College will hold an “International Music Improv” in the Multi-Purpose Room of the Pilina Building on the UHMC campus. Musicians and music lovers are welcome to join with instruments, dance, and vocal expressions representing cultures from around the world culminating an Improvised Maui Musical Piece. Hawai‘i is one of the most culturally diverse places on the planet. Celebrating our histories, heritages, and cultural traditions is what unites us, setting an example of respect for a peaceful and inspired co-existence. This workshop will be fully improvised. Please bring the mobile acoustic instrument of your choice! Not an instrumentalist? Come dance and sing! Free admission.

KekoaShekinahThe Music Club’s “Open Mic” will be held on Thursday, November 17th, 2016, 5 – 8 p.m. at UH Maui College’s Multi-Purpose Room. Carrying on the festivities of International Music Week the UH Maui College Chorus will kick off the open mic with a performance of popular favorites with many original mash-ups. The audience can sing along to get ready for performing later. Love to sing, play an instrument, slam poetry, do magic tricks, stand-up comedy, karaoke, act, dance, hula? All are welcome to perform (or observe) including all UH Maui College students, staff, and faculty, invited along with the whole community of Maui. All talents and all ages are welcome, as this is a family event. Guest performers from Maui community contribute to the festivities along with Institute for Hawaiian Music. Free admission, food and beverages. Board games for keiki too!

“This is the fourth year we have held “Open Mics” says Karyn Sarring, advisor to The Music Club. “So many open mics are solely focused on music, held late at night, and not for family. Alternatively, UH Maui College Music Club wanted to showcase the diverse talents in our community, and provide an opportunity for all of UH Maui College performance classes showcasing music, drama, language, writing, and other arts and culture. We are thrilled that it has expanded into a spectrum of talent that represents the international communities of Maui.” Please e-mail sarring@hawaii.edu or call 808 205-1241 for information.