Island Events: June 5, 2014
TODAY, JUNE 5
REBELUTION IN CONCERT AT THE MACC PAVILION
Join Rebelution under the stars at 7:15 tonight at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center’s Yokouchi Pavilion. Gates will open at 6 p.m. For details, see Maui Beat. For tickets, visit the MACC box office, call 242-7469 or buy online at www.mauiarts.org.
‘GO FOR BROKE’ DISPLAY A MUST-SEE IN WAILUKU
Experience the “Go For Broke: Japanese American Soldiers Fighting on Two Fronts” exhibit by Eric Saul from noon to 4 p.m. daily except Sunday through June 13 at the Nisei Veterans Memorial Center in Wailuku. The center is located where Kahului Beach Road becomes Lower Main Street. For more information, call 244-6862.
FRIDAY, JUNE 6
WEEKEND OF HAWAIIAN CANOE SAILING UPCLOSE
Ka’anapali Beach Resort presents its 10th annual Wa’a Kiakahi, an event dedicated to Hawaiian canoe sailing. Friday: Welcome ceremony at 3 p.m. in front of the Aston at The Whaler on Ka’anapali Beach property. Saturday: Complimentary Hawaiian sailing rides on Ka’anapali Beach from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. (weather permitting). Sunday: Traditional Hawaiian farewell ceremony at 8 a.m. Teams race from Ka’anapali to Molokai. For more information, call 661-3271 or visit www.kaanapaliresort.com.
FIRST FRIDAY SUMMER WAILUKU TOWN PARTY
Celebrate the start of summer at the Wailuku First Friday street party from 6 to 9 p.m. on Market Street. Entertainment will start at 6 p.m. with Nuff Sedd on the Maui Thing Stage and DJ Joralien at Wailuku Banyan Tree Park. Market Street closes at 5:30 p.m. to vehicular traffic. For details, visit www.mauifridays.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 shows, featured artists in action and refreshments all free and open to the public. Pick up a walking map of participants from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Lahaina Visitor Center located at the Old Lahaina Courthouse.
SATURDAY, JUNE 7
O-BON SEASON BEGINS TONIGHT IN LAHAINA
Lahaina Shingon Mission O-bon Festival, a colorful Japanese cultural event, starts with a service at 6:30 p.m. and dancing at 7:30 p.m. O-bon is an annual summer festival held at Buddhist temples in rememberance of loved ones who have passed away. The mission is located at 682 Luakini St. between Prison and Dickenson streets. Call 661-0466 for more information.
ZENSHIN DAIKO’S 15TH ANNUAL TAIKO FESTIVAL
Zenshin Daiko presents its 15th annual Taiko Festival at 7 p.m. in the Maui Arts & Cultural Center’s Castle Theater. Hanayu, a sister trio from Japan’s country side, will be featured. Accompanying Hanayu will be Yoshikazu Fujimoto. Tickets are $20 adults and $10 for children 12 and younger and Kaunoa seniors (plus applicable fees). Visit the MACC box office, call 242-7469 or buy online at www.mauiarts.org.
JOIN THE HOLY GHOST FEAST UPCOUNTRY
Enjoy two days of an Upcountry tradition at the Holy Ghost Mission in Kula. Saturday: 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday: 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Mass at 9:30 a.m.; first serving of free laulau meal at 11:15 a.m.). There will be food booths, entertainment, live auction, farmers market, plants, games, crafters, livestock auction and more. The mission is located at 4300 Lower Kula Road, across from Kula Community Center. For details, visit www.kulacatholiccommunity.org.
JOIN THE MAUI GO RED WALKING CLUB
The first American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women walking club will meet at 8 a.m. at Keopuolani Park. For details and future locations, visit www.mauigoredforwomen.org.
STUDENT PIANO RECITAL AT WAIPUNA CHAPEL
Kathleen Hamilton presents 16 of her piano students, ages 6 to 15, at 5 p.m. at Waipuna Chapel at 17 Omaopio Road, Kula. For more information, call 876-0383 or visit www.mauipianolessons.com.
SUNDAY, JUNE 8
MEMORIAL CONCERT TO HONOR JOSE L. ROMERO
The 16th annual Jose L. Romero Memorial Concert will be held at 2 p.m. in the Maui Academy of Performing Arts’ SteppingStone Playhouse at Queen Ka’ahumanu Center. There is a recommended donation of $7 for adults and $5 for students at the door. A dessert reception following the concert is included. Proceeds from the concert will go toward the Jose L. Romero Music Scholarship Fund.