Island Events: Sept. 4, 2014
THURSDAY, SEPT. 4
LIBRARY TO CELEBRATE 85 YEARS WITH CONCERT
Wailuku Public Library will celebrate its 85th anniversary with a special performance by Grammy Award-winning Hawaiian slack key guitarist Jeff Peterson at 6:30 p.m. There is no charge for admission, with the event suitable for all ages. Refreshments will be served, and the library will be open regular hours from 1 to 8 p.m. For more information, call 243-5766.
RITZ CARLTON, KAPALUA HOSTS WELLNESS EVENT
Learn new ways to stay healthy at the second annual “E Malama Kou Kino. . . Care for Your Body” event at The Ritz Carlton, Kapalua starting today. Yoga, nutrition presentations, “skinny cocktail” hours and more will be featured at the event, which continues Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Tickets are free for resort guests, $35 for kamaaina and $45 for others. For a full schedule, call 665-7079 or visit “http://www.ritzcarlton.com/kapaluawellness”>www.ritzcarlton.com/kapaluawellness. See Dining.
FRIDAY, SEPT. 5
WAILUKU FIRST FRIDAY FEATURES MUSIC, MORE
The Festivals of Aloha get underway tonight at Wailuku First Friday with performances by Carmen Hulu Lindsey at 6:30 and Iwalani Ho’omanawanui “Ho’o” Apo at 7:30. The town party, from 6 to 9 p.m., will also feature a performance by Soul Kitchen, beer and wine garden, vendors and more. For more details, visit www.mauifridays.com/wailuku.
SEA CREATURES STARS OF EXPLORATION EVENT
Get a peek at brittle stars, urchins, octopi and other sea creatures with Pacific Whale Foundation’s Moonlight Tidepool Exploration from 6 to 8 p.m. The event is recommended for children ages 6 and up and costs $7 per child and $15 per adult. Refreshments will be provided. Participants are asked to wear sturdy shoes and bring a flashlight. Call 249-8811, Ext. 1, or visit www.pacificwhale.org to book a spot.
SATURDAY, SEPT. 6
POLYNESIAN CULTURES HIGHLIGHT OF FESTIVAL
Experience the multiple cultures of Polynesia at the 17th annual Heiva I Maui Festival of Polynesia from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the War Memorial Gymnasium. The event will feature dance, music, drumming, food and art, along with vendors selling handmade jewelry, clothing and other items. Cost is $10, with children 5 and younger admitted for free. Call 463-4340 or visit www.heivaimaui.com for more details.
FUN FOR FAMILY AT MAUI PREP’S PANIOLO NIGHT
Maui Preparatory Academy presents Paniolo Night from 3 to 9 p.m. at the campus in Napili. The family day will include games, activities, food and entertainment, as well as vendor booths offering henna tattoos, crafts, jewelry and more. For more details and to buy scrip, call 665-9966 or visit www.mauiprep.org.
BENEFIT CONCERT FOR BAILEY HOUSE MUSEUM
The Moonlight Mele Benefit Concert series continues from 5 to 9 p.m. at the Bailey House Museum. Featuring George Kahumoku Jr. & Friends, as well as the University of Hawaii Maui College Institute of Hawaiian Music under the direction of kumu Keola Donaghy. General admission is $20, with Maui Historical Society members and kamaaina admitted for $10 and children younger than 12 for free. Arts and crafts vendors, concessions and refreshments, and a beer and wine garden will also be featured. For more details, call 244-3326 or visit www.mauimuseum.org.
UNIQUE DANCE EVENT FUSIONS OF KOLOR SET
Check out Maui’s first outdoor UV paint dance party, Fushions of Kolor, from 4 to 10 p.m. at Maui Tropical Plantation. Dance to the beats of a variety of DJs while getting sprayed with glow paint at this unique social gathering. Tickets are $30 in advance, $40 at the door, and are available at YNVU Clothing Co. at Maui Mall, Maui Mana in Kihei, Lulu’s Lahaina Surf Club & Grill, Westside Vibes in Lahaina and online at www.Flavorus.com/KreativeMovement.
WINE AND DINE AT EVENT FOR MAUI SOROPTIMISTS
Fine wines paired with fine cuisine can be enjoyed at the Soroptimist Wine & Dine 2014 Benefit Event from 6 to 9 p.m. at Makena Beach & Golf Resort. Entertainment, as well as education about food and wine pairings will also be featured. The cost is $75, with tickets available at www.simaui.org.
SUNDAY, SEPT. 7
CHEFS TEAM UP FOR BIG ISLAND STORM VICTIMS
Maui’s culinary stars are teaming up to support Big Island communities affected by Hurricane Iselle with a benefit at Maui Tropical Plantation. Project Kokua for Hawaii Island runs from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. and will feature cuisine by multiple Maui chefs, as well as entertainment by Garrett Probst and Nestor Ugale Jr., and John Cruz and Guy Cruz. Tickets are $50 and are available at Da Kitchen, through Rotary Clubs of Maui or by calling 808-989-4733. See Dining.
MONDAY, SEPT. 8
MAUI ONSTAGE OFFERS NIGHT OF SLAM POETRY
Maui OnStage presents an evening of spoken word poetry at 6:30 p.m. at the Historic Iao Theater. Admission to “Maui Slammers United” is free and will feature poets of all ages, although the content may not be appropriate for children. For more details, call 242-6969 or visit www.mauionstage.com.