Special Events Week of August 1
FRIDAY, AUGUST 2
‘A FILM ABOUT A FORT’ AT McCOY STUDIO
This documentary film about curiosity, interaction and the complex story of a family and a fort will screen at 6 p.m. in the Maui Arts & Cultural Center’s McCoy Studio Theater. The story was captured by award-winning filmmaker Bryan Bangerter, and explores the creation of a giant fort by artist Wes Bruce. After the film, the filmmaker and artist will be on hand for questions. Admission is free. For more information, visit www.mauiarts.org.
FINAL WEEKEND FOR MAUI ON STAGE’S ‘RENT’
Maui OnStage presents “Rent” at 7:30 in the Historical Iao Theater. The show also runs at 7:30 p.m. Saturday and the final showing is at 3 p.m. Sunday. For details, see Backstage.
TWO-DAY O-BON FESTIVAL AT WAILUKU HONGWANJI
The summer o-bon season continues with a festival at Wailuku Hongwanji Mission on Friday and Saturday. Service starts at 7 p.m., with dancing to follow at 8 p.m. A traveling photographic display of various Japanese Buddhist temples will be available for viewing. The mission is located at 1828 Vineyard St. For more information, call 244-0406.
TWO-DAY BAZAAR AND RUMMAGE SALE
The Iao United Church of Christ will hold a bazaar/rummage sale fundraiser from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday and 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. The church is located at 2371 West Vineyard St., Wailuku. For more information, call 244-7353.
WAILUKU FIRST FRIDAY TOWN PARTY
Join the Wailuku community party on Market Street from 6 to 9 p.m. The event will feature the fifth annual Breakdancing Competition and Request Music’s anniversary at the Maui Thing stage from 6:30 p.m. If the Shoe Fits will host a Shoe Drive for Big Brothers Big Sisters. Streets close at 5:30 p.m. The celebration is sponsored by HMSA. For more information, visit www.mauifridays.com.
ROTARY OF KAHULUI’S BENEFIT GOLF BALL DROP
The Rotary Club of Kahului will present the Mike H. Lyons Memorial Scholarship Fund 2013 Palaka Awards luncheon and Golf Ball Drop at the King Kamehameha Golf Club. Net proceeds will help in providing college scholarships for Maui youth. Registration and networking begins at 11 a.m.; Golf Ball Drop at noon with awards luncheon to follow. For more information, visit www.palakaluncheon.eventbrite.com.
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.
SUNDAY, AUGUST 4
EARTH, WIND & FIRE IN CONCERT AT THE MACC
Earth, Wind & Fire will light up the night with their music, moves and magic from 7 p.m. at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center’s Amphitheater. Gates will open at 4 p.m. Tickets are from $65 to $129 (plus applicable fees). For more information, see Maui Beat, call 242-7469 or visit www.mauiarts.org.
MONDAY, AUGUST 5
Maui’s annual Hiroshima and Nagasaki rememberance program will feature speaker Jim Albertini, a longtime organic farmer and activist for justice, peace and the environment, plus performances by Maui Taiko and koto musicians from 5:30 p.m. in the University of Hawaii-Maui College Pilina Multi-purpose room. Learn how to make origami peace cranes, and stay after the program for refreshments.
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 7
HANGIN’ WITH HONU AT MAUI OCEAN CENTER
Hang out with a Hawaiian green sea turtle during casual talks with a special guest speaker at Turtle Lagoon from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. This activity is complimentary with aquarium admission and is appropriate for all ages. For more information, call 270-7061.