Island Events • August 31, 2017

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Ahiwela’s Zacc Kekona (left) and Jacob de la Nux • Today; Karee Carlucci photo

Ahiwela’s Zacc Kekona (left) and Jacob de la Nux • Today; Karee Carlucci photo

TODAY, AUG. 31

SEE PORTRAITS OF MARINE INVERTEBRATES

“Spineless” by Susan Middleton brings a new body of work exploring the mysterious world of marine invertebrates at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center’s Schaefer International Gallery 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. Visit www.mauiarts.org.

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.

The Millhouse Executive Chef Jeff Scheer at Maui Tropical Plantation in Waikapu • Friday to Sunday; Natalie Brown photo

The Millhouse Executive Chef Jeff Scheer at Maui Tropical Plantation in Waikapu • Friday to Sunday; Natalie Brown photo

FREE HAWAIIAN MUSIC CONCERT IN LAHAINA

Hawaiian music trio Ahiwela (Zacc Kekona, Jacob de la Nux and Jesse Tanoue) will perform as part of Lahaina Restoration Foundation’s free monthly Hawaiian Music Series concert in front of the Baldwin Home Museum at the corner of Dickenson and Front Streets. Busy bringing back the Country-Hawaiian music genre, the band members enjoy playing timeless pieces that they grew up listening to with songs by Hui ‘Ohana and Kapena to Waylon Jennings and Willie Nelson. Limited seating is provided on the lawn. Blankets, mats and low beach chairs are welcom. For more information, call 661-3262 or visit www.lahainarestoration.org/events.

FRIDAY, SEPT. 1

CELEBRATE FIRST FRIDAY TOWN PARTY

Festivals of Aloha presents Natalia Ai Kamau’u with Maui’s own Na Wai Eha on the Maui Thing stage during Wailuku’s First Friday Town Party from 6 to 9 p.m. on Market Street. The Blue Zones Project Kickoff Finale includes keiki gardening activities, sound garden and cooking demos. Wailuku Coffee Co. will host an art gallery opening reception featuring Erin Dieguez. Afterglow Yoga hosts a Grand Re-opening at its new location on Market Street. Art on Market has a Rubber Cat Ducks sale to benefit the Maui Humane Society. The Wellness Hui, at 233 S. Market St. has a grand opening celebration. Visit www.maui fridays.com. This is a free event.

PIANIST PETER KATER PRESENTS FREE CONCERT

Multi-Grammy nominated pianist Peter Kater presents a free concert at 7 p.m. at Makawao Union Church at 1445 Baldwin Ave. in conjunction with the release of his latest album “Dancing Water.” Doors open at 6 p.m.

ENJOY JAPENGO’S MAUI TASTEMAKERS SERIES

Japengo’s Maui Tastemakers series will partner each Friday this month with Maui’s only winery, MauiWine. Enjoy a unique prix-fixe menu featuring three flavorful off-the-menu courses from Japengo’s chefs at the Hyatt Regency Maui Resort & Spa paired with MauiWine estate vintages, pineapple and blended wines. Tonight guests are invited to an exclusive meet and greet with MauiWine’s winemaker, Mark Beaman, and may learn more about this winery located on the southern slopes of Haleakala. For reservations or more details, call 667-4727 or visit www.japengomaui.com.

SECOND ANNUAL MAUI CHEFS INVITATIONAL

This multi-part culinary event showcases the artistry of nationally acclaimed chefs at The Maui Tropical Plantation in Waikapu. Friday and Saturday the chefs will present a special dinner for $250 with an optional $75 beverage pairing. On Sunday, enjoy the Maui chefs’ BBQ celebration. Guests can graze on dishes while enjoying the sun and live music. Tickets are $75 per person for Sunday’s family event. Children 10 years and younger are free and must be accompanied by a paying adult. For more information or to buy tickets, visit www.chefsinvitational.com.

FRIDAY NIGHT IS ART NIGHT IN LAHAINA

Stroll through dozens of art galleries from 7 to 10 p.m. in LahainaTown and enjoy special gallery shows, featured artists-in-action and refreshments are free and open to the public. Lahaina has earned its nick-name of “The Art Capital of the Pacific,” due to more art galleries per capita than any other American town. A walking map of participating galleries is available in the Lahaina Visitor Center, open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

SATURDAY, SEPT. 2

POTTERS FOR LIFE: SALE AND FUNDRAISER

There will be a three-day pottery sale and fundraiser for the Pacific Cancer Foundation. Handmade, foodsafe, durable high-fired pottery made on Maui will be available for purchase. Clay demos, tea ceremony and more will be exhibited each day. Open noon to 6 p.m. Saturday through Monday at Nalu’s Southshore Grill at Azeka Place. For more information call (301) 437-6661 or email sookie@my karma yoga.com.

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