Special Events Week of Sept. 5
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 5
THIRD ANNUAL MAUI JAZZ & BLUES FESTIVAL
The Maui Jazz & Blues Festival continues through Sunday at venues throughout Maui, with the main event on Saturday. For more information, see Maui Beat on Page 3 or visit “http://www.mauijazzandbluesfestival.com”>www.mauijazzandbluesfestival.com.
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 6
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 7
WINE & DINE BENEFIT FOR SOROPTIMISTS
Soroptimist International of Maui will present benefit Wine & Dine 2013, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Makena Beach & Golf Resort’s Cafe on the Green. Tickets are $65, and proceeds support SI Maui’s service projects such as scholarships, Youth Citizenship Awards, “Keiki Kare Pack” and an annual Christmas party for children living at the battered women’s shelter. Deadline to purchase tickets is Friday. For more information or reservations, call (808) 227-0499 or visit www.simaui.org.
SPECIAL FILM FEATURE ‘THE UNTOLD STORY’
The Japanese Cultural Society of Hawaii will present “The Untold Story: Internment of Japanese Americans in Hawaii” from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at the Historic Iao Theater in Wailuku. This is the first full-length documentary to chronicle this untold story in Hawaii’s history. Admission is $10. Tickets may be purchased at the box office, www.mauionstage or by calling 242-6969.
DROP-IN FAIR BY IMUA FAMILY SERVICES
Imua Family Services will host a free drop-in fair from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Queen Ka’ahumanu Center Families can speak with therapists regarding their children at private talk-story tables. Maui Taiko will perform at 11:30 a.m. There will be a puppet show, sing-along, and appearances by Hello Kitty. For more information, call 244-7467 or visit www.imuafamilyservices.org.
MAUI AIDS FOUNDATION BENEFIT GARAGE SALE
Support Maui AIDS Foundation at the garage sale from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 807 Kupulau Drive, Maui Meadows in Kihei. There will also be a bake sale and entertainment throughout the day. For more information, call 242-4900 or visit www.mauiaids.org.
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 8
FREE WEEKLY TRAPEZE SHOW IN LAHAINA
Emerald City Trapeze Maui will begin 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.
GARDEN PARTY BENEFITS MAPA PROGRAMS
The 25th annual Garden Party, a benefit for Maui Academy of Performing Arts, will be from 1 to 5 p.m. at the Yokouchi Family Estate, located at 2471 West Main St. in Wailuku. The event will feature a chef’s festival, fresh art by many of Maui’s artists and live entertainment. All proceeds from the event will benefit MAPA’s educational performing arts programs. For more details, see Backstage on Page 5 or visit www.mauiacademy.org.
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 9
‘DANCE FOR FUN’ AT HISTORIC IAO THEATER
“Dance for Fun” is an original showcase featuring dancers from Maui OnStage, Konomi Dance Works and Sumek Dance. The show will begin at 6:30 p.m., as part of Maui OnStage’s ONO! series at the Historic Iao Theater. Admission is free. For more information, see Backstage on Page 5.
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 11
LEARN ABOUT MAUI’S NATIVE FOREST BIRDS
Maui Forest Bird Recovery Project will conduct a free presentation from 6:30 p.m. at the Makawao Public Library. Laura Berthold, ornithologist of the Maui Forest Bird Recovery Project, will share information about the ecological history of Maui’s native forest birds. The one-hour program is suitable for ages 5 and older. All children must be accompanied by a parent or caregiver. The library is located at 1159 Makawao Ave. For more information, call 573-8785.