Special Events Week of June 20
THURSDAY, JUNE 20
MAKANI GIRLS AT PICNIC FOR POKI IN WAILUKU
Roselani Place and Ola Na Mele Productions will present Picnic for Poki from 11 a.m. at the Historic Kaahumanu Church in Wailuku. Special guests will be Makani Girls from Illinois. Bring a lawn chair or mat and your lunch and enjoy the free entertainment. For more information, call Diane at 871-7720.
HULIAU YOUTH FILM FESTIVAL SCREENING
After a sold-out first showing, Maui Huliau Foundation has organized a second and final showing of its Huliau Youth Environmental Film Festival at 6:30 p.m. in the Seabury Hall’s ‘A’ali’ikuhonua Creative Arts Center. The evening will feature the work of 13 Maui schools. Admission is free; donations will be accepted.
FRIDAY, JUNE 21
ART=MIXX: RUNWAY FASHION AT THE MACC
A fusion of performing and visual arts, ArT=Mixx will feature a wearable-art fashion show from 7 p.m. at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center’s Pavilion/Amphitheater. This event is for adults 21 and older. For information, visit the MACC box office, call 242-7469 or visit “http://www.mauiarts.org”>www.mauiarts.org. Admission is free.
THREE-DAY UKULELE FESTIVAL ON LANAI
This three-day event will showcase complimentary performances by legendary performers. Friday: Enjoy music under the stars from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Four Seasons Lodge at Koele’s Pinapple Fountain. Saturday: Benny Uyetake at Coffee Works from 9 to 11 a.m.; CJ “Boom” Helekahi at Cafe 565 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.; ukulele jam session with Benny Uyetake at Mimi’s Place from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.; ukulele workshop with Benny Uyetake at The Lodge at Koele from 1 to 2 p.m.; concert with Richard Ho’opi’i, Tony Conjugacion, Paula Fuga, Sheldon Brown, Walt Keala, and others from 4 to 8 p.m. at The Lodge at Koele. Sunday: Music by CJ “Boom” Helekahi and Benny Uyetake from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. at The Lodge at Koele; festival concludes with an ukulele jam session with CJ “Boom” Helekahi from 7 to 9 p.m. For more information, visit www.lanaiukulelefestival.com.
UNCLE WAYNE AND HOWLING DOG BAND
Uncle Wayne Watkins and Howling Dog Band will perform at “Dig into Reading,” a summer reading program. Friday: Lanai Public Library from 10 a.m. Monday: Molokai Public Library from 10 a.m. Wednesday: Wailuku Public Library from 10 a.m.
MAKAWAO THIRD FRIDAY SUMMER BLOCK PARTY
“Endless Summer” is the theme for Makawao’s Friday party celebration from 6 to 9 p.m. Baldwin Ave. will be closed between Brewer Road and Makawao Ave. from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. Entertainment includes Rising Strong, Jamie Gallo with Simply Twisted, John Dillon, Conner Snow and others. Food trucks and booths will be at the event. For more information, visit www.mauifridays.com
SATURDAY, JUNE 22
O-BON FEST PUUNENE NICHIREN MISSION
The summer o-bon season continues with a festival at Puunene Nichiren Mission. Service starts at 7 p.m., with dancing to follow at 8 p.m. The mission is located at 9 Ani St. in Kahului. For more information, call 871-4831.
SUNDAY, JUNE 23
OHANA DAY AT BAILEY HOUSE MUSEUM
The Maui Historical Society/Bailey House Museum will hold its Ohana Day from noon to 4 p.m., with live entertainment featuring Neva Too Late. Bring your ukulele or guitar for an old-fashioned kanikapila. Admission is $3 for adults and $2 for seniors/kama’aina; free for children 12 and younger. For more information, contact the museum at 244-3326.
COMEDIAN BRIAN REGAN AT CASTLE THEATER
Comedian Brian Regan will deliver the laughs at 8 p.m. Saturday, June 29, at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center’ Castle Theater. Special guest Kermet Apio from Oahu will open the show.