Island Events: Aug. 28, 2014
THURSDAY, AUG. 28
UNCLE WILLIE K’S NIGHT OF COMEDY AT MACC
Uncle Willie K presents “A Pair of Queens and A Pair of Jacks” night of comedy at 7:30 in the Maui Arts & Cultural Center’s McCoy Studio Theater. The “Morning Goddess” Alaka’i Paleka (Queen of Hearts); Francis Tau’a (Jack of Diamonds); Kathy “Tita” Collins (Queen of Clubs); and Rodney Villanueva (Jack of Spades) will be featured. Tickets range from $25 to $40 (plus applicable fees). To purchase tickets, visit the box office, call 242-7469 or order online at “http://www.mauiarts.org”>www.mauiarts.org.
FRIDAY, AUG. 29
FLAVORFUL EVENTS SET FOR KA’ANAPALI FRESH
Ka’anapali Fresh will present multiple events starting today with the ‘Aha Aina O Ka’anapali featuring dinner, live music and hula from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Westin Maui Resort & Spa. Cost is $89 plus tax. On Saturday, Fresh Mixology 101 will be from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa, and the From Range To Sea dinner event will be from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. at the Royal Ka’anapali Golf Course. For more details and tickets, go online to www.kaanapalifresh.com. See Dining on Page 15.
SPA GRANDE’S SPECIAL DIVAS NIGHT TONIGHT
Enjoy an evening of luxury at a “Divas Night Out” at the Spa Grande at Grand Wailea starting at 7. Event includes after-hours access to the spa’s Hydrotherapy Terme Circuit, which features a hot-and-cold whirlpool and jet baths, five chocolate baths, waterfalls, dry and steam saunas, tropical showers, full-body exfoliation and a gift bag. Tickets are $65 for adults and $25 for children 6 to 12. For more details and reservations, call 875-1234, Ext. 4949.
SATURDAY, AUG. 30
RENOWNED KUMU HULA HONOREE AT FESTIVAL
The Emma Farden Sharpe Hula Festival will be held throughout the day at Banyan Tree Park in Lahaina. Along with hula performances, the free event honoring the renowned Lahaina kumu hula will feature exhibits, workshops, live music, a movie in the park, crafts and children’s activities. Opening ceremony begins at 9 a.m., with events continuing until 9 p.m. For more information, call 264-8779.
FREE KEOKEA EVENT TO FEATURE FOOD AND FUN
The inaugural Keokea Ho’olaule’a will feature entertainment, vendor booths offering food, arts and crafts, and a children’s playing area from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. The free event is aimed at showcasing Maui farmers, produce, artisans and entertainers and will be held at the Keokea Hawaiian homestead baseyard. For more information, call 870-3220. See Dining on Page 14.
KULA MISSION PRESENTS OBON FESTIVAL TONIGHT
The Kula Shofukuji Mission will feature an Obon Festival, with service beginning at 6:30 p.m. and dancing at 7:30 p.m. For more information, call 661-0466.
TUCK & PATTI TO SHARE THEIR SOOTHING SOUND
Husband-and-wife duo Tuck & Patti will bring their remarkable sound to the Maui Arts & Cultural Center’s McCoy Studio Theater at 7:30 p.m. The couple’s sound is a mix of jazz, R&B and crossover acoustic-New Age. Tickets are $45 for standard and $60 for premium (plus applicable fees). To purchase tickets, visit the box office, call 242-7469 or order online at www.mauiarts.org.
SUNDAY, AUG. 31
STARRY NIGHT CINEMA TO FEATURE ‘FROZEN’
Bring the family to a free screening of “Frozen” at the Starry Night Cinema at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center’s A&B Ampitheater. Gates open at 6 p.m., with music, prizes and an art activity available for children. The animated Disney movie will start at 7:30 p.m. Bring low-backed beach chairs or blankets for the lawn.
WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 3
PWF CRUISE TO FEATURE DJ, ‘BURNIN’ LOVE’ STAR
DJ Michael G and special guest Darren Lee of “Burnin’ Love” will have Pacific Whale Foundation cruise guests shaking, rattling and rolling from 6 to 8 p.m. The cruise out of Maalaea Harbor will feature appetizers and drinks. Call 249-8811, ext. 1 or go online to www.pacificwhale.org for tickets and more details.
EVENTS SET FOR MAUI JAZZ & BLUES FESTIVAL
Events for the fourth annual Maui Jazz & Blues Festival will kick off Sept. 4, with performances at the Royal Lahaina Resort, Duke’s Beach House and Hula Grill in Kaanapali through Sept. 8. Tickets and a full schedule of events are available at www.mauijazzandbluesfestival.com.
THREE-DAY HULA EVENT COMING TO THE MACC
The Maui Arts & Cultural Center kicks off the three-day Ku Mai Ka Hula competition with a film and talk story session at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 11 in the McCoy Studio Theater. Solo hula competitions will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Sept. 12, and group compeitions will be from 1 to 5 p.m. Sept. 13. The events will feature award-winning halau from Hawaii and the Mainland. Tickets for the film are $10, and $25 for each day of hula performances (half-price keiki 12 and under). Two-day competition ticket special: $37 (plus applicable fees). Visit the box office, call 242-7469 or order online at www.mauiarts.org.