Special Events Week of July 11
THURSDAY, JULY 11
‘NIGHT AT THE REEF’ AT MAUI OCEAN CENTER
Maui Ocean Center’s new evening series kicks off tonight with “Incredible Corals” from 7:30 to 9:30. Visit the aquarium exhibits after dark with the opportunity to observe live coral spawning. All aquarium exhibits will be open for viewing during “Night at the Reef: Incredible Corals.” Admission is $28 for adults and $23 for children 3 to 12, with discounts for members and kama’aina with valid ID. For reservations or more details, call 270-7088.
FRIDAY, JULY 12
TWO-DAY O-BON FESTIVAL AT PAIA
The summer o-bon season continues with a festival at Paia Mantokuji Soto Mission on Friday and Saturday. Service starts at 6 p.m., dancing to follow at 8 p.m. on both evenings. The mission is located at 253 Hana Highway in Paia. For more information, call 579-8051.
LAHAINA SECOND FRIDAY TOWN PARTY
Campbell Park will come alive in celebration of Health and Wellness Month at Lahaina’s Second Friday Town Party from 6 to 9 p.m. Join in fitness and health demonstrations with personal trainer Emily Shaw and other local fitness providers and sports clubs. Other must-see activities are demonstrations by Emerald City Trapeze Arts Maui at Campbell Park, and a painting demonstration by artist Joelle C. from 6 to 10 p.m. at the Joelle C. Gallery next to Pacific’O restaurant. For more information, visit www.mauifridays.com.
MAUI ON STAGE PRESENTS ‘RENT’
“Rent” opens tonight at 7:30 in the Historical Iao Theater. The show also runs 7:30 p.m. Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday. For details, see Backstage.
SATURDAY, JULY 13
SUMMER BASH AT PI’ILANI VILLAGE CENTER
Join the fun at Pi’ilani Village Shopping Center’s Summer Bash from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Exergy35 Fitness Studio, Dojo Kids Ribbon Dancers, Elmo, Hello Kitty, Blues Clues and Friends, Jimmy Mac & the Kool Kats, along with Maui Swing Dancers, will be on hand to entertain you. There will be door prizes, Maui classic cars on display, and a Back to School Supplies collection to benefit Queen Lili’uokalani Children’s Center.
‘STORIES OF HAWAII AND THE WORLD’
Storyteller Dave Del Rocco, a former Public Librarian of the Year, will be at the Lahaina Public Library from 10:30 a.m. “Stories of Hawaii and the World” is recommended for children 5 and older. All children must be accompanied by a parent or caregiver. For more information, call 662-3950.
NA HOKU HOU AWARD WINNERS CONCERT
Celebrate the year’s musical “Bests” in Hawaii from 6 p.m. at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center’s Yokouchi Pavilion/Founder Courtyard. Featuring Melveen Leed, Amy Hanaiali’i, Na Hoa (Ikaika Blackburn, Halehaku Seabury and Keoni Souza), Mana’o Company and Kamakakehu Fernandez. For tickets and information, visit the MACC box office, call 242-7469 or visit www.mauiarts.org.
HAWAIIAN MOONLIGHT BENEFIT CONCERT
The Maui Historical Society and friends will host its monthly fundraiser concert series with George Kahumoku Jr. from 7 to 10 p.m. at the grounds of Bailey House Museum. The museum is located at 2375A Main St. in Wailuku. Tickets are $25 for general admission and $20 for MHS members. Admission fee includes admission to the museum before and during the concert. For details, call 244-3326 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
INTERACTIVE HEALTH AND FITNESS EXPO
The Maui County Volunteer Center and Soroptimist International of West Maui will present the inaugural Interactive Health and Fitness Expo at the Maui Preparatory Academy campus from 8 a.m. to noon. Highlights include fitness and cooking demonstrations, a youth obstacle course with slip ‘n slide, health screenings and more. For more information, call 270-7150.
ATAMIRA DANCE COMPANY AT THE MACC
Experience Atamira, Maori dance theater, from 7:30 p.m. Thursday, July 18, at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center’s Castle Theater.