Special Events Week of Aug. 22
FRIDAY, AUGUST 23
FINAL PERFORMANCES OF ‘LES MISERABLES’
Maui Academy of Performing Arts will present “Les Miserables” at 7:30 p.m. at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center’s Castle Theater. The show also runs at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, with a final performance at 2 p.m. Sunday. For tickets and information, visit the MACC box office, call 242-7469 or visit “http://www.mauiarts.org”>www.mauiarts.org.
KIHEI FOURTH FRIDAY TOWN PARTY
Kihei town will celebrate from 6 to 9 p.m. at Azeka Shopping Center, with music by Naau and Maui Underground, and martial arts by Maui Tae Kwon Do. There will also be food, art, crafts, a keiki/youth zone and more. For details, visit www.kiheifridays.com.
O-BON FEST AT LAHAINA HONGWANJI MISSION
The summer o-bon season continues at Lahaina Hongwanji Mission tonight and Saturday. Service starts at 6 p.m., with dancing to follow at 7 p.m. The mission is located at 551 Wainee St. For details, call 661-0640.
SATURDAY, AUGUST 24
TBS’ ‘SULLIVAN & SON’ COMEDY TOUR
Maui Arts & Cultural Center presents another reason to smile when the “Sullivan & Son” comedy tour comes to the McCoy Studio Theater at 7:30 p.m. “Sullivan & Son” is the hit comedy on TBS featuring Steve Byrne, Owen Benjamin, Roy Wood Jr. and Ahmed Ahmed. Standard tickets are $29; or $39 for premium (includes meet-and-greet), available at the MACC box office, by calling 242-7469 or online at www.mauiarts.org.
‘POP IN DAY’ AT SCHAEFER GALLERY
Meet artist Wes Bruce and see his exhibit in-progress from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Maui Arts & Cultural Center’s Schaefer International Gallery. Bruce is creating a structural installation titled “Taken By Wonder,” a fictional space with allusions to origins, physical and cultural development, biological characteristics, and social customs. The exhibit will be on display from Sept. 8 to Nov. 2. For details, visit www.mauiarts.org.
EDUCATION BENEFIT DINNER AND AUCTION
The MEDB Ke Alahele Education Fund Benefit Dinner & Auction will feature an auction, a Robotics Challenge, games and distinguished educators. Held at Grand Wailea Resort & Spa, the reception and silent auction will begin at 4:30 p.m., followed by dinner and a live auction at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $175 per person. For reservations, call 875-2300 or visit www.medb.org.
HUI NO’EAU TO HOST ARTIST WALK-THROUGH
Hui No’eau Visual Arts Center will host “artist walk-throughs” for its current exhibit featuring the work of Jonathan Yukio Clark and Chenta Laury. Clark will host the session at noon today; Laury will host at noon Sept. 7. The Hui is located at 2841 Baldwin Ave. in Makawao. For details, visit www.huinoeau.com.
SUNDAY, AUGUST 25
SPEAKERS RAM DASS AND FRANK OSTASESKI
Join Ram Dass and Frank Ostaseski, founder/director of the Metta Institute, for an afternoon with two of America’s leading voices in contemplative care of the dying, from 4 to 7 p.m. at Makawao Union Church. Enjoy live music by Zach Leary “Ramana,” meditation, insights, contemplations and reflections in loving kindness. In addition, meet program supporters, Hospice Maui and Doorway Into Light, before and immediately following the program. Admission is a $20 suggestion cash donation, which includes food by Monsoon India Restaurant and Maui Kombucha at the conclusion of the program. For details, call 579-9261 or visit www.ramdass.org.
TUESDAY, AUGUST 27
FREE HULIAU FILM AND LECTURE SERIES
Kuhea Paracuelles and Jeff Bagshaw of Haleakala National Park will present a free talk about Haleakala and its role in perpetuating Hawaiian culture, held at Kamehameha Schools Maui Keopuolani Hall. Light refreshments will be served from 6:30 to 7 p.m., and the talk begins at 7 p.m. Attendees are encouraged to bring a sweater. For details, call 572-3118.