Island Events • June 15, 2017

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MAKAWAO | FRIDAY – Haiku Hillbillys will perform at the Makawao Third Friday Town Party; The Maui News file photo.

MAKAWAO | FRIDAY – Haiku Hillbillys will perform at the Makawao Third Friday Town Party; The Maui News file photo.

TODAY, JUNE 15

PICNIC FOR POKI WITH AH-TIM ELENEKI

Roselani Place and Ola Na Mele Productions invite you to a Picnic for Poki featuring Ah Tim Eleneki at 11 a.m. at the Historic Ka’ahumanu Church in Wailuku. Bring a lawn chair or mat. Fresh-baked cookies, coffee and water will be provided by Roselani Place.

NA MO’OLELO: HAWAIIAN CULTURAL PROGRAM

Learn about the Hawaiian culture, language and traditions with guest cultural practitioners between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. daily at Maui Ocean Center in Maalaea. It is included with the aquarium admission and is appropriate for all ages. For more information, visit www.mauioceancenter.com.

LAHAINA | SATURDAY AND SUNDAY – NA KAMEHAMEHA TWO-DAY CELEBRATION. Visit the 2017 Na Kamehameha Commemorative Pa‘u Parade & Ho‘olaule‘a in Lahaina. Saturday hoolaulea hours are from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. under the Banyan Tree with the Pa‘u Parade starting at 9:45 a.m. on Front Street from Shaw to Kenui streets. Sunday hoolaulea hours are from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Enjoy music, dance, local crafts, keiki activities and more. For more details, visit Facebook.com or www.visitlahaina.com/event; photo by Red Ring Studio.

LAHAINA | SATURDAY AND SUNDAY – NA KAMEHAMEHA TWO-DAY CELEBRATION. Visit the 2017 Na Kamehameha Commemorative Pa‘u Parade & Ho‘olaule‘a in Lahaina. Saturday hoolaulea hours are from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. under the Banyan Tree with the Pa‘u Parade starting at 9:45 a.m. on Front Street from Shaw to Kenui streets. Sunday hoolaulea hours are from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Enjoy music, dance, local crafts, keiki activities and more. For more details, visit Facebook.com or www.visitlahaina.com/event; photo by Red Ring Studio.

SEE PIERO RESTA: ILLUMINATUS EXHIBIT

Celebrate the legacy left by Piero Resta by visiting the Piero Resta: Illuminatus exhibit at the Schaefer International Gallery at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center in Kahului. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Sundays, as well as prior to and during intermissions at Castle Theater shows. Admission is free. For more information, visit www.mauiarts.org.

FRIDAY, JUNE 16

CELEBRATE THIRD FRIDAY IN MAKAWAO TOWN

Head Upcountry to celebrate Third Friday Town Party in Makawao from 6 to 9 p.m. Enjoy music by the Haiku Hillbillys on the main stage with emcee Kathy “Tita” Collins, food booths and trucks, the Keiki Zone and more. For more details, visit www.mauifridays.com.

NAPILI | WEDNESDAY –  George Kahumoku Jr’s Slack Key Show with all star performance; The Maui News file photo.

NAPILI | WEDNESDAY – George Kahumoku Jr’s Slack Key Show with all star performance; The Maui News file photo.

OBON FESTIVAL AT WAILUKU JODO MISSION

Wailuku Jodo Mission Obon Festival, a colorful Japanese cultural event, starts with a service at 6:30 p.m. and dancing at 7:30 p.m. Obon is an annual summer festival held at Buddhist temples in rememberance of loved ones who have passed away. The mission is located at 67 Central Ave. in Wailuku. Call 244-0066, for more details.

‘MEDEA’ ENDS THIS WEEKEND UPCOUNTRY

Oh Boy Productions, in collaboration with Seabury Hall Performing Arts series of classical plays continues at Seabury Hall’s ‘A’ali’ikuhonua Creative Arts Center in Makawao. First up is “Medea” by Euripedes, directed by Vinnie Linares. Performances are at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and the finale is at 3 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $20 at the door only.

HOME SHOW SET AT WAR MEMORIAL GYM

The Construction Industry of Maui will have its annual Home Show Friday and Saturday at War Memorial Gym in Wailuku. Hours are 4 to 8 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. For more details, call 868-8974.

PROARTS’ ‘RED WHITE AND TUNA’ DEBUTS

ProArts presents its first summer production, “Red, White and Tuna.” Performances are at 7:30 p.m. today and Saturday at the ProArts Playhouse in Kihei. Tickets are $26. For tickets and more details, call 463-6550 or visit www.proartsmaui.com.

SATURDAY, JUNE 17

JOIN FREE FESTA PORTUGUESA IN PAIA

The Portuguese Association of Maui presents its annual Festa Portuguesa Maui (Portuguese festival) from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Heritage Hall in Paia. Enjoy Portuguese bean soup, malasadas, sweet bread, codfish stew, a country store and more. Free genealogy sevices will be available, too. For more details, call 243-0065.

WAILUKU SHINGON MISSION OBON FESTIVAL

Wailuku Shingon Mission Obon Festival starts with a service at 6:30 p.m. and dancing at 8 p.m. The mission is located at 1939 North St. in Wailuku. Call 244-3800, for more details.

‘STRINGS N FINZ’ OCEAN CONSERVATION FESTIVAL

Lumeria Maui presents its inaugural “Strings N Finz,” ocean conservation and education benefit from noon to 8:30 p.m. featuring entertainment by Keller Williams, Peter Rowan, Larry Keel Experience and others plus Captain Paul Watson, founder of Sea Shepherd Conservation Society, as the keynote speaker. Tickets are $95 and are available for adults 21 years and older. For more details, visit www.lumeriamaui.com.

MAMo WEARABLE ART SHOW AT THE MACC

Maui Arts & Cultural Center and the PA’I Foundation present MAMo Wearable Art Show at 7:30 p.m. at the Yokouchi Pavilion & Courtyard at the MACC. Tickets are $35 and $45 for reserved seating and $65 for VIP seating which includes a truck show preview at 6 p.m. and meet-and-greet with the designers. For more details, visit www.mauiarts.org.

CELEBRATE CULTURE AT JUNETEENTH EVENT

Juneteenth, A Celebration of Freedom, will take place from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Kepaniwai Park/Heritage Gardens in Wailuku. June 19, 1865, is considered the date when the last slaves in America were freed. The Maui celebration will include a historic presentation, drumming, food, poetry and Father’s Day celebration. For more details, call Gwyn Gorg at 878-8434.

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 21

TASTE OF SUMMER TO SIZZLE AT GRAND WAILEA

Kick off the Maui Film Festival at the Taste of Summer from 5 to 7 p.m. at Grand Wailea - A Waldorf Astoria Resort. Cost is $150 per person and it includes admission to Wednesday’s Celestial Cinema double feature and festivities. Must be 21 years and older to attend. For more details, visit www.mauifilmfestival.com.

SLACK KEY SHOW ALL STAR LINE UP IN NAPILI

George Kahumoku Jr’s Slack Key Show – Masters of Hawaiian Music presents an all star performance at 7:30 p.m. at the Napili Kai Beach Resort’s Aloha Pavilion. See Ledward Kaapana, Herb Ohta Jr., Kevin Brown and Paul Togioka. For more details or tickets, visit www.slackkeyshow.com or call 669-3858.

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