Special Events Week of July 25
THURSDAY, JULY 25
MAPA TEENS PRESENT ‘FAME’ FOUR DAYS ONLY
Maui Academy of Performing Art’s teen summer musical theater camp will present “Fame,” opening tonight at 7:30 in the Steppingstone Playhouse at Queen Ka’ahumanu Center. The show also runs 7:30 p.m. Friday; 3 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. For more details, see Backstage.
HAWAIIAN CHA-LANG-A-LANG MUSIC IN LAHAINA
The Hawaiian Music Series continues from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Baldwin Home Lawn in Lahaina. The featured guest will be Kawika Ho’opi’i, accompanied by Brandon Hirata and Po’okela Wood. The free concert is sponsored by The Lahaina Restoration Foundation. Chairs are limited and blankets, mats and low beach chairs are welcome. The museum is located on the corner of Front and Dickenson streets. For more information, call the Lahaina Restoration Foundation at 661-3262.
FRIDAY, JULY 26
‘THE GONG SHOW,’ A KEIKI’S DREAM BENEFIT
“The Gong Show” is a gala benefit for A Keiki’s Dream, featuring an evening of local talent, dinner, silent and live auction and more from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. at the King Kamehameha Golf Club. For tickets and more information, call 242-8476.
MAUI ON STAGE PRESENTS ‘RENT’
Maui OnStage presents “Rent” at 7:30 in the Historical Iao Theater. The show also runs at 7:30 p.m. Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday. For details, see Backstage.
KIHEI FOURTH FRIDAY ‘RED, WHITE & BLUES’
Kihei town celebrates with the theme “Red, White and Blues” from 6 to 9 p.m. at Azeka Shopping Center. The event will feature music by Maui Blues & Co. and Bobby Ingram Blues Band, plus food, art, crafts, keiki/youth zone, games, face painting and more. For more information, visit www.kiheifridays.com.
TWO-DAY O-BON FESTIVAL AT MAKAWAO HONGWANJI
The summer o-bon season continues with a festival at Makawao Hongwanji Mission on Friday and Saturday. Service starts at 6:30 p.m., dancing to follow at 7:30 p.m. The mission is located at 1074 Makawao Ave. For more information, call 572-7229.
SESAME STREET LIVE ‘CAN’T STOP SINGING’
Join Elmo and friends at Sesame Street Live “Can’t Stop Singing” from 7 p.m. in the Maui Arts & Cultural Center’s Castle Theater. The show also runs at 10:30 a.m., 2 and 5:30 p.m. Saturday; and 1 and 4:30 p.m. Sunday. Tickets range from $10 to $75 (plus applicable fees.) For tickets and information, visit the MACC box office, call 242-7469 or visit www.mauiarts.org.
AUGIE T’S SUMMER OF LOL AT MCCOY STUDIO
Augie T will launch the 2013 version of “Augie T’s Summer of LOL” comedy show series at 7:30 p.m. in the Maui Arts & Cultural Center’s McCoy Studio Theater. This is the first of a three-part series. There will be a different special guest comedian at each show. Tickets are $20 standard; $35 for premium that includes a meet-and-greet session (plus applicable fees.) For tickets and information, visit the MACC box office, call 242-7469 or visit www.mauiarts.org.
SLEEP WITH THE SHARKS AT MAUI OCEAN CENTER
Children ages 8 to 13 are invited to spend the night at the Aquarium. Paticipants will explore coral reel ecology, do ocean-themed crafts, hands-on encounters with tide pool creatures and more. The fee is $60 per child and includes meals ad a souvenir. Members of MOC receive at 15 percent discount. Sleepover reservations are required and must be made by noon today. For more information, call 270-7075.
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, JULY 27
ANNUAL SHOWER OF STARS COMPETITION
The annual Shower of Stars competition will be held from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Queen Ka’ahumanu Center. For more information, call 877-4325.