Special Events Week of Aug. 8
THURSDAY, AUGUST 8
CELEBRATE ONE YEAR AT FLEETWOOD’S
Fleetwood’s on Front St. is celebrating its one-year anniversary. The festivities kick off tonight with guitarist Rick Vito presenting his King Paris show, as well as on Saturday. Friday night sees the return of the Mick Fleetwood Blues Band at 9 p.m. Tickets for King Paris are $20 for VIP seating. Front seat tickets for the Blues Band are $50. For more information or tickets, call 669-6425.
FRIDAY, AUGUST 9
‘MAUI CALLS,’ A GALA EVENT AT THE MACC
The Maui Arts & Cultural Center’s signature fundraiser gala “Maui Calls” festivities will start at 6 p.m. at the Yokouchi Pavilion and A&B Amphitheater. The event is for adults 21 years and older. For tickets and information, visit the MACC box office, call 242-7469, visit “http://www.mauiarts.org”>www.mauiarts.org or see Dining.
ALOHA FRIDAY ‘MADE ON MAUI’ SHOWCASE
The Fairmont Kea Lani presents a Made on Maui Showcase from 4 to 6 p.m. There will be local jewelry designers, Ni’ihau shell jewelry, soap makers, handbag designers, greeting cards, keiki books and more. For more information, call 875-2290 or visit www.fairmont.com/kealani, and click Hawaiian Culture.
FRIDAY SUMMER BLOCK PARTY IN LAHAINA
Join the Lahaina community for a summer block party from 6 to 9 p.m. The cast of ‘Ulalena will begin the festivities with a street performance at the sea wall across from Hard Rock Cafe at 6 p.m. Activities include: DJ Ron playing tunes from the Yacht Club balcony; a pupu crawl along Front Street with participating restaurants; break dancing performances; Maui Jam will perform from 5 to 7:30 p.m. at Campbell Park; custom boards by Pana Surfboards will be on display and more. Lahainaluna Road to Papalaua Street will be closed from 5:30 to 9 p.m. For more information, visit www.mauifridays.com or call the LahainaTown Action Committee at 667-9175.
SUMMER BENEFIT SKY STAR WATCH
The Sierra Club, Maui Chapter presents “Sky Star Watch” with astronomer, educator and author Harriet Witt to learn about the Hawaiian night sky. The Milky Way Galaxy is in full display this summer. Meet at Keone’o’io (La Perouse) parking lot at 6 p.m. Bring a folding beach chair, warm clothes and shielded flashlights. To register or for more information, call 264-5740 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
SATURDAY, AUGUST 10
THIRD ANNUAL MAUI WALK OF HEROES
Akaku: Maui Community Television invites the community to its third annual Maui Walk of Heroes from 5 to 8 p.m. at 333 Dairy Road, Kahului. The celebration will be hosted by Andy Bumatai, with music by George Kahumoku Jr., Richard Ho’opi’i, Andy Kaina and Kaina Kountry, plus food, prizes and more. For more information, call 871-5554.
TWO DAYS OF DANCE AND DRUMMING
Maui Polynesian Tahiti Fete presents its 16th annual Cultural & Arts Fete Maui at War Memorial Gymnasium in Wailuku. Doors open at 10:30 a.m. today and Sunday. Tickets are $10 presale or $15 at the door. For details, call 463-4340, email email@example.com or visit www.heivaimaui.com.
O-BON FESTIVAL AT KAHULUI JODO MISSION
The summer o-bon season continues with a festival at Kahului Jodo Mission. Service starts at 6:30 p.m., with dancing to follow at 7:30 p.m. The mission is located at 325 Laau St. For more information call 871-4911.
‘SHOWER OF STARS’ TALENT SHOW AT IAO
“Shower of Stars” returns to the Historic Iao Theater from 6:30 p.m. There will be two groups of competitors younger than 17 and 18 and older. Admission is $10. For tickets or more information, call 482-0073.
LEGO ‘BRICKFUN BUILDING’ FOR KEIKI
Keiki ages 6 to 10, accompanied by a parent or caregiver, are invited to join Lego artist Patrick Markey to explore architecture, design and problem solving from 3 p.m. at Kihei Public Library. Registration is required. Session size is limited, and keiki may signup for one session only. There will be two more sessions on Aug. 17 and 24. To register or for more information, call 875-6833.
SUNDAY, AUGUST 11
‘CIRQUE DU SUNDAY’ IN LAHAINA
Emerald City Trapeze Arts Maui will present “Cirque du Sunday” from 2 to 9 p.m. Try the high-flying trapeze for $10 a swing, or get an aerial/gymnastics/parkour day pass for $10 from 2 to 5 p.m. Free staff performances on the high flying trapeze, aerial arts, as well as a Parkour demonstration will begin at 6 p.m. Enjoy a free movie, “Tropic Thunder” on the lawn at 7 p.m. The theme this month is Jungle Tribe, and prizes will be awarded to those best dressed in costume. The facility is located at 111 Ulupono St., Lahaina. For details, call 268-9597 or visit www.emeraldcitytrapeze.com/maui.
MONDAY, AUGUST 12
‘ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO’S NEST’
Maui OnStage’s ONO! series continues with “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” from 6:30 p.m. at the Historic Iao Theater. Admission is free and is not appropriate for young audiences. For more information, visit www.mauionstage.com.
TUESDAY, AUGUST 13
PAIA JAM AT CHARLEY’S RESTAURANT & SALOON
The Paia Jam features virtuoso musicians guitarist Joe Caro, bassist James “Hutch” Hutchinson and drummer Steve Gadd with Gene Argel performing at Charley’s Restaurant & Saloon from 8:30 p.m. Doors will open at 7:30 p.m. Advance tickets are $10 and $15; $20 at the door. Tickets are available at Charley’s or visit www.paiajam.eventbrite.com.
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 14
SEA TALK SERIES AT MAUI OCEAN CENTER
Maui Ocean Center’s complimentary Sea Talk Series continues with author Peter Bennett from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. The presentation will be on green sea turtles titled “Da Honu: Charismatic Megafauna.” Bennett and his wife have made more than 2,500 dives with the turtles of Honokowai, documenting their life on the reef. For more details, call 270-7000 or visit www.mauioceancenter.com.