Special Events Week of Sept. 19
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 19
INDIAN AND WESTERN CLASSICAL MUSIC
The celebrated husband-wife duo of sitar maestro Shubhendra Rao and cello virtuoso Saskia Rao-de Haas will create music that combines classical Indian music with Western classical music from 7:30 p.m. in the Maui Arts & Cultural Center’s McCoy Studio Theater. Tickets are $22 (plus applicable fees). For tickets and information, visit the MACC box office, call 242-7469 or visit “http://www.mauiarts.org”>www.mauiarts.org.
PICNIC FOR POKI AT KA’AHUMANU CHURCH
Roselani Place and Ola Na Mele Productions will present Picnic for Poki from 11 a.m. at the Historic Ka’ahumanu Church in Wailuku. The featured guest is Molokai’s Norman De Costa. The ladies of Wehiwehi O Leilehua will dance along with Kumu Hula Gordean Bailey. Bring your lunch and enjoy fresh-baked cookies from Roselani Place. The event is free and open to the public.
3-DAY CHINESE MOON FESTIVAL CELEBRATION
Celebrate the Chinese Moon Festival at Wo Hing Museum with hands on arts and crafts, exhibits, cooking demonstrations, entertainment and more. Hours: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday; 1 to 8 p.m. Friday; and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Satuday. The Wo Hing Museum is located at 858 Front St. in Lahaina. For more information, call 661-3262 or visit www.lahainarestoration.org.
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 20
THIRD FRIDAY TOWN PARTY IN MAKAWAO
“Fall Kickoff,” is the theme for Friday’s town party from 6 to 9 p.m. Makana will be the featured artist, along with food booths, food trucks, activities for the keiki and lots of entertainment. Baldwin Avenue will be closed between Brewer Road and Makawao Avenue from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. For more information, visit www.mauifridays.com.
2-DAY MAUI MARATHON HEALTH & FITNESS EXPO
The Maui Marathon Health and Fitness Expo will be held at the Westin Maui Resort & Spa’s Valley Isle Ballroom. Hours: Noon to 6 p.m. Friday. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. The Expo is free and open to the public and will include exhibitors, demonstrations, entertainment and more. For more information, call 269-8457 or visit mauimarathonhawaii.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.
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 21
PEACE DAY MAUI 2013 ‘THE JOURNEY’
In celebration and support of World Peace Day 2013, there will be a free Maui premiere screening of “The Journey” by filmmaker Eric Saperston from 7:30 p.m. in the Maui Arts & Cultural Center’s Castle Theater. Maui Teens Sing for Peace will perform at 6:30 p.m. A post-show Q&A with the filmmaker will commence in the Courtyard. The event is sponsored in part by IMUA Family Services.
HOTEL COASTAL CLEANUP AND SERVICE PROJECTS
The Fairmont Kea Lani, Maui will gather employees, community members, and guests to participate in an International Coastal Cleanup at Palauea Beach. The cleanup is being organized by the Ocean Conservancy and is coordinated locally by Malama Maui Nui. It is a global effort to clean the world’s coastlines of harmful marine debris. During the week, resort employee volunteers will also prepare and serve meals to Ka Hale A Ke Ola Homeless Resource Center in Wailuku; run a school supply drive to benefit Keiki’s Cupboard and other service projects. To participate in the cleanup, meet at the hotel’s Makai Entrance at 8 a.m. For more information, call 875-2290.
MAUI YOUTH UKULELE CONTEST AT HULA GRILL
Hula Grill Ka’anapali will present the 17th annual Maui Youth Ukulele Contest. Check-in begins at 8:15 a.m., followed by a keiki ukulele workshop with Uncle Kimo Hussey at 8:45 a.m. The competition will begin at 9:30 a.m. Participants may register the day of the event at the restaurant. For more information, call 667-6636.
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 22
FREE WEEKLY TRAPEZE SHOW IN LAHAINA
Emerald City Trapeze Maui offers free trapeze and aerial arts shows at 6 p.m. weekly at its facility, located at 111 Ulupono St. in Lahaina. Prior to the show, swing on by and try the trapeze for $10 a swing from 2 to 5:30 p.m. For more information, call 268-9597 or visit www.emeraldcitytrapeze.com.
MAUI SPECIAL RODEO FOR CHILDREN
Maui Special Rodeo brings children with special needs together with the state’s top cowboy and cowgirl talent for a fun, family-friendly event. Rodeo activities and games are from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The main event takes place from noon to 1 p.m. Petting zoo open to the public. For more information, call 572-9129 or visit www.fb.com/mauispecialrodeo.
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 24
CATCH TONY BENNETT LIVE AT THE MACC
Tony Bennett, winner of 16 Grammy Awards, will be in concert from 7:30 p.m. at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center’s Castle Theater. Tickets are $55 to $150 (plus applicable fees). For tickets and information, visit the MACC box office, call 242-7469 or visit www.mauiarts.org.