Special Events Week of May 23
FRIDAY, MAY 24
UKE OHANA MOLOKAI FIVE-DAY EVENT
Immerse yourself in old style Hawaiian folk music and lifestyle Friday through Tuesday on Molokai. Join Lono and Hui O Mele Nei to play and compose ukulele music, dance hula, enjoy the beauty of Halawa Valley and experience the hospitality and gourmet meals at Pu’u O Hoku Ranch. Cost is $995.00, includes workshops, lodging and food. Limited to 30 participants. To register, visit “http://www.ukeohana.com”>www.ukeohana.com.
MONTHLY KIHEI FOURTH FRIDAY PARTY
Kihei Fourth Friday Town Party at Azeka Shopping Center will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Celebrate National Fitness &?Sports Month by wearing your favorite team shirt. Festivities include entertainment by Visibly Shaken and Simply Twised, plus a Keiki/Youth Zone with games, activities, bubbles, face painting and more. For more information, visit www.kiheifridays.com.
VINTAGE WINE WEEKEND AT FOUR SEASONS
Four Seasons Resort Maui presents Vintage Wine Weekend featuring both master sommeliers and top vintners. Friday: VIP Private Cellar Event, where winemakers compete with each other to bring the best bottle of wine. Guests are encouraged to bring their own bottle of Burgundy or pinot noir for the friendly competition. Cost of $195 per person, plus tax and tip, includes gourmet food and rare library wines. Saturday: Feasts Wine lovers may take part in one of three winemaker dinners at Spago, Ferraro’s and DUO Steak and Seafood at the resort. Cost is $115, plus tax and tip. Sunday: Oceanfront Gala will feature 40 exclusive wines and action stations set up across the lawn. Hawaiian slack key artist Makana will set the mood. Cost is $165, plus tax and gratuity. For more information, call the Four Seasons concierge at 874-8000.
DISCO NIGHT AT MAUI BEACH HOTEL ELLEAIR
Maui Beach Hotel Elleair presents Old School Dance Night from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. in the Rainbow Ballroom. Cover charge is $10 per person. For more information, call 872-9301.
MEMORIAL DAY LEI-MAKING EVENT
Blossoms for the Brave, a community lei-making event for Memorial Day will be from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in front of the County?Building. You may bring your lei needle, crochet thread, greenery and flowers or stop by to help sew a lei for the Makawao Veterans Cemetery on Memorial Day. The event is sponsored by Kaunoa Senior Services and Office of the Mayor. For more information, call 270-7308.
FRIDAY NIGHT IS ART NIGHT IN LAHAINA
Stroll through dozens of art galleries in Lahaina town from 6 to 9 p.m. for special gallery shows, featured artists in action and refreshments all free and open to the public. Pick up the walking map of participants from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Lahaina Visitor Center, located at the Old Lahaina Courthouse.
SATURDAY, MAY 25
HAWAIIAN MOONLIGHT BENEFIT CONCERT
Maui Historial Society and friends will host its monthly “Hawaiian Moonlight” with George Kahumoku Jr. and Gabe Goebbert, from 7 p.m. on the grounds of Bailey House Museum in Wailuku. Tickets are $25 general, $20 MHS members, children 12 and younger free with paid adult. Tickets include admission to the museum before and during the concert. Maui artists will be present to show and sell their art. For more information or reservations, call 244-3326 or visit www.mauimuseum.org.
BENEFIT FOR LAHAINA’S TUTOR PROJECT
The Aina Nalu Wine and Silent Auction fundraiser for Lahaina’s Tutor Project will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Aina Nalu Pavilion in Lahaina. Tickets are $50 each and includes two glasses of wine and a commemorative wine glass. There will also be a silent auction, and pupu will be served throughout the evening. Event limited to adults 21 and older. All proceeds go to the Lahaina Complex After School Enrichment Tutor Project. To purchase tickets or for details, visit www.pfee.org or call 808-344-5008.
SUNDAY, MAY 26
HAWAIIAN STORYTELLING ‘AUKELENUIAIKU
Students of Lahainaluna High School and members of Halau Hula Kauluokala, under the direction of Kumu Hula Uluwehi Guerrero, will be telling the story of ‘Aukelenuiaiku through Hawaiian chant and hula at 3 p.m. on The Pa at Maui Arts &?Cultural Center. Pomaika’i Krueger, Hawaiian Studies instructor at Lahainaluna, developed the presentation. (Note that a narrator will guide the audience through the story in English as it unfolds.) Chairs will be set up, but blankets or mats are welcomed. The event is free. The Pa is the rock-faced grassy mound on the south side of the lawn, specifically dedicated to hula and Hawaiian cultural practices. For details, see Backstage.
FOREVER JONES CONCERT AT KING’S CATHEDRAL
The seven-member family band, Forever Jones, performs at 7 p.m. in the King’s Cathedral Maui. Admission is free. Their music is influenced by pop, gospel, rock and urban unified by a thread of worship. The cathedral is located at 777 Mokulele Highway in Kahului. For more information, call 871-7311 or visit www.kingscathedral.com.
WEDNESDAY, MAY 29
‘PURE PLEASURE’ BENEFIT FASHION SHOW AND MORE
Enjoy “Pure Pleasure,” a fundraising event at the Westin Ka’anapali Ocean Resort Villas from 6 to 9 p.m. A fashion show featuring Maggie Coulombe kicks off the event. Each attendee will receive a goodie bag, opportunities for prize giveaways and appetizers throughout the evening. Open to adults 21 and older. Tickets are $50, plus tax and gratuity. Parents may inquire about childcare (ages 5 to 12). For more information, call 808-667-3254 or visit www.westinkaanapali.com.