Special Events Week of Nov. 21
TODAY, NOV. 21
HULA HONEYS TO PLAY FREE WAILUKU SHOW
Enjoy Hawaiian music during a free 11 a.m. performance by Hula Honeys today at the Historic Kaahumanu Church, Wailuku. Presented by Roselani Place and Ola Na Mele Productions, the event features Ginger Johnson and Robyn Kneubuhl playing songs from their new CD, “A Hui Ho,” along witih music from award-winning “Girl Talk.” Bring food and a mat; cookies and coffee will be provided. Picnic for Poki is held every third Thursday of the month to honor the late Allen “Braddah Poki” Pokipala through Hawaiian music and cultural events. Call 871-7720 or email “mailto:email@example.com”>firstname.lastname@example.org.
SMOKEOUT EVENT TO SCREEN ‘ADDICTION’
“Addiction Incorporated,” a critically-acclaimed film about the tobacco industry, will be featured at 4 p.m. today at the 38th annual Great American Smokeout community event at University of Hawaii Maui College. The nationwide event is being organized locally by The Coalition for Tobacco Free Maui and will include an interactive health awareness fair at 11 a.m. and a campus cleanup at 2:30 p.m. For details, visit www.tobaccofreemaui.wordpress.com.
MERWIN DOCUMENTARY SNEAK PEEK SHOWING
A private sneak-peek benefit screening of “Even Though the Whole World is Burning,” a feature documentary film about the life and work of W.S. Merwin, poet laureate and two-time Pulitzer winner, will be held at 7:30 tonight at Seabury Hall’s A’ali’ikuhonua Creative Arts Center in Makawao. The evening will include an introduction by bestselling author John Burnham Schwartz, with a poem read by actor Hector Elizondo. Audience Q&A with director Stefan Schaefer to follow the screening. A special prefilm reception includes appetizers, wine and an opportunity to visit with the Merwins and filmmakers. Tickets are $25, $40 and $100. For details, see Movies or visit merwinscreeining2013.eventbrite.com.
FRIDAY, NOV. 22
FESTIVE SHOPPING AT UNIQUES MACC EVENT
Get festive with a night for friends, schmoozing and shopping during Uniques Sneak Peek Party from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Friday at Schaefer International Gallery at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center. This preview event for the Tuesday opening of Uniques Gallery Gift Shop offers the first chance to purchase original artwork by 100 Hawaii artists. The event includes Duck Soup Boutique handcrafted jewelry, linens, edible delicacies and “eclectic surprises from around the world.” Holiday pupu and beverages provided. Tickets are $45, plus applicable fees. See www.mauiarts.org or call 242-7469.
KIHEI GIVES THANKS AT FOURTH FRIDAY PARTY
Show gratitude on the south side with Kihei’s Fourth Friday Town Party from 6 to 9 p.m. at Azeka Shopping Center – Mauka. The free celebration, themed “Giving Thanks,” features live entertainment by GoMega and Gina Martinelli; food; art; crafts; shopping deals; keiki/youth zone; games; activities; and more. Bring a nonperishable food donation for Maui Food Bank. Maui Friday Town Parties, developed by the Maui County Office of Economic Development, showcases Maui’s historic towns and celebrates the unique nature of their businesses communities. For details, email email@example.com.
LOS LOBOS WILL TAKE THE STAGE AT CASTLE
Los Lobos will play Maui Arts & Cultural Center’s Castle Theater at 7:30 p.m. Friday. Tickets are $40, $45 or $55, plus fees. For more information, see Maui Beat or visit www.mauiarts.org.
SATURDAY, NOV. 23
FOOD, MUSIC, MORE AT BOTANICAL GARDENS
Ke’ala’iliahi, a family-friendly event with food, entertainment, activities, and arts and crafts, will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at Maui Nui Botanical Gardens in Kahului. Presented by Halau Kekuaokala’au’ala’iliahi, music includes Holunape, Hoku Zuttermeister, Ahumanu and other special guests. Tickets are $10 presale at Maui Thing, Aloha Lei & Flower Designs and Tasaka Guri Guri, and $15 at the door; children 5 and younger are free. The benefit will offset Merrie Monarch travel expenses for the halau. For details, call 283-4852.
FIRSTNIGHT ENCORE FILMS AT THE MACC
Inaugural FirstNight of FirstLight brings 2013 Maui Film Festival movies back by popular demand. A trio of some of the best-loved films will be screened Saturday at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center’s Castle Theater: “The Short Game” at 4 p.m.; “Short Term 12” at 6 p.m.; “20 Feet From Stardom” at 8 p.m. Tickets are $15 per film or $48 for four FirstLight films, valid November through January. See Movies for details.
NEW ‘RIPE’ MUSIC BY MAKANA AT GANNON’S
Makana kicks off the release of his new album, “Ripe,” with a concert from 8:30 to 10:30 p.m. Saturday at Gannon’s Restaurant in Wailea, with special guests Willie K and Lily Meola. Cost is $25 in advance, $30 at the door. For details, see Maui Beat.