Island Events: September 8, 2016
TODAY, SEPT. 8
MAUI JAZZ & BLUES FEST EVENTS ALL WEEKEND
Enjoy four days of Maui Jazz & Blues Festival events. Today: Kickoff party at Duke’s Beach House from 5 to 7 p.m.; Sunset party at Hula Grill Kaanapali from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday: Jazz & Blues party at DUO Steak and Seafood at Four Seasons Resort Maui from 6 to 9 p.m. Sunday: Jazz brunch at Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and at Royal Lahaina Resort in Kaanapali from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday: A benefit for Pacific Cancer Foundation at Wooden Crate Cabaret at Lumeria in Makawao from 6 to 9 p.m. See Saturday’s listing for the main event.
SUPPORT SOMOS OHANA NICARAGUA BENEFIT
Cafe Mambo will host a benefit for Somos Ohana Nicaragua from 3 to 9 p.m. The restaurant is located at 30 Baldwin Ave., Paia. For more details, visit “http://www.somosohananicaragua.org”>www.somosohananicaragua.org.
TALK ON DEMYSTIFYING THE KUAHU AT THE MACC
Join the intimate conversation with Maui kumu hula about what the kuahu (altar) means to them personally and to their halau hula at 7:30 p.m. in the Maui Arts & Cultural Center’s McCoy Studio Theater. Tickets are $15 (plus applicable fees). For more information, visit www.mauiarts.org.
FRIDAY, SEPT. 9
JOIN FRIDAY LAHAINA TOWN BLOCK PARTY
Front Street will be closed form 6 to 9 p.m. from Lahainaluna Road to Baker Street for the Second Friday Town Party in Lahaina. Nuff Sedd will perform at 6:30 p.m. in front of Hard Rock Cafe. DJ Zinn will spin tunes on the balcony of the Lahaina Yacht Club from 6 to 9 p.m. Enjoy the concert in Campbell Park with Maui Jam, Arlie Awiu and others. For more details, visit www.mauifridays.com.
FREE SCREENING OF ‘MISS REPRESENTATION’
Soroptimist International of Maui presents the screening of “Miss Representation” at 7 p.m. at the Historic Iao Theater in Wailuku to kick off its “Dream It, Be It” project. The documentary is recommended for those 14 years and older. For more details or to register, visit simaui.wixsite.com/dreamitbeit2016/missrepresentation.
SATURDAY, SEPT. 10
MAUI JAZZ & BLUES FESTIVAL MAIN EVENT
The sixth annual Maui Jazz & Blues Festival will commence at 5 p.m. on the oceanfront stage at Royal Lahaina Resort. Gates will open at 4:30 p.m. The lineup of performers includes Delfeayo Marsalis and Jazz Alley TV Trio, Larry Coryell and Javon Jackson, Joe Louis Walker and Trio, Benny Uyetake and Rock Hendricks and others. For more details, visit www.mauijazzandbluesfestival.com.
A BENEFIT FOR MAUI FARM IN UPCOUNTRY
Support Maui Farm’s benefit, “Special Evening Under the Stars,” at 6 p.m. at Haleakala Ranch racetrack pasture in Makawao. Makana will be performing and dinner will be presented by Chef Bev Gannon. Tickets are $225 or $2,250 for a table of 10. For more information, call Paula Ambre at 579-8271.
ARTIST RECEPTION FOR HERMINE HARMAN
Meet artist Hermine Harman at the Bootzie Gallery from 5 to 8 p.m. Refreshments will be served and Harman will offer a performance art piece at 7 p.m. The gallery is located at 3660 Baldwin Ave. in Makawao. For more information, call 495-4161.
SUNDAY, SEPT. 11
JAZZ FUSION BY SPYRO GYRA AT MACC
Spyro Gyra, contemporary jazz icons, will perform at 6 p.m. in the MACC’s Castle Theater. Tickets range from $60 to $85 (plus applicable fees). For more details, call 242-7469 or visit www.mauixarts.org.
MONDAY, SEPT. 12
CATCH MAUI ONSTAGE’S FREE ONO PERFORMANCE
Experience Maui OnStage’s ONO (one night only) performance at 6:30 p.m. in the Historic Iao Theater with a staged reading of “To Gillian on her 37th Birthday.”
WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 14
AARP HAWAII ‘MOVIES FOR GROWNUPS’ FREE
AARP Hawaii and MauiPride present “Desert Migration,” a documentary about life after AIDS. The free screening is at 6 p.m. in the MACC’s McCoy Studio Theater. For more details, visit www.mauiarts.org or call 242-7469.