Island Events • August 3, 2017
Featured events this week
TODAY, AUG. 3
SEE MAUI PREMIERE OF AWARD-WINNING FILM
Pacific Whale Foundation presents the premiere of “A Plastic Ocean” award-winning documentary at The Historic Iao Theater in Wailuku. Doors will open at 5 p.m., the film will begin at 6 p.m., followed by a discussion with experts on the issue of marine debris. Tickets are $15 in advance, $20 at the door. For more details, www.pacificwhale.org/plasticocean.
NISEI VETERANS NEWEST EXHIBIT IN KAHULUI
The Nisei Veterans Memorial Center in Kahului showcases its newest exhibit “One Puka-Puka: The Purple Heart Battalion.” Open from noon to 4 p.m. Mondays to Saturdays. For more information, call 244-6862 or visit www.nvmc.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.
FRIDAY, AUG. 4
TWO-DAY OBON FESTIVAL AT WAILUKU MISSION
Wailuku Hongwanji Mission Obon Festival starts with a service at 6:45 p.m. followed by dancing at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday. The mission is located at 1828 Vineyard St., Wailuku, for more details, call 244-0406.
FINAL WEEKEND OF ‘9 TO 5 THE MUSICAL’
Maui OnStage presents “9 to 5 The Musical” at Historic Iao Theater in Wailuku. The performances are at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and at 3 p.m. Sunday. For tickets, call 242-6969 or visit www.mauionstage.com.
CELEBRATE FIRST FRIDAY IN OLD WAILUKU TOWN
Celebrate First Friday in Wailuku Town from 6 to 9 p.m. Street closure will begin at 5:30 p.m. Besides great food and crafts, entertainment will include Uptown Getdown 9: 2 vs 2 B-Boy Battle hosted by Kid Kharma and DJ Joralien. (Sign ups will be at Request Music at 5 p.m.) For more details, visit www.mauifridays.com.
SATURDAY, AUG. 5
GRAMMY AWARD WINNER KALANI PE’A CONCERT
Kalani Pe’a, winner of Na Hoku Hanohano and Grammy Award for his album “E Walea,” will perform at 7:30 p.m. in the MACC’s McCoy Studio Theater. Tickets are $30 (plus applicable fees). For more details, call 242-7469 or visit www.mauiarts.org.
SUNDAY, AUG. 6
NA MELE O HAWAII AT WAIKAPU BRUNCH
Enjoy Sunday brunch with music by Ata Damasco, Jesse Tanoue and friends and Mandokane from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at King Kamehameha Golf Club in Waikapu. Call 866-5025 for reservations.
AMERICA RETURNS TO THE CASTLE THEATER
See Grammy Award-winning group America at 7:30 p.m. in the MACC’s Castle Theater. John Cruz will open the show. Benny Uyetake will perform in the courtyard before and after the concert. Tickets range from $39 to $129 (plus applicable fees). For more information, call 242-7469 or visit www.mauiart.org.
MAUI’S HIROSHIMA AND NAGASAKI REMEMBRANCE
Join the annual commemoration of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki at 5 p.m. at Iao United Church of Christ. There will be origami crane-making, a performance by Maui Taiko, keynote speaker and co-author of “Peace on Your Wings” Jenny Taira will share insights into the show’s inspiration and its journey. A scene and musical numbers from “Peace on Your Wings” will be shared, followed by a song by Laurie Rubin and refreshments. The interfaith and intercultural program is free and is open to the public. The church is located at 2371 W. Vineyard St. in Wailuku.
MONDAY, AUG. 7
CABARET NIGHT AT CAFE DEL VINO RESTAURANT
Spend an evening with a dinner and cabaret show featuring Jerry Eiting at Cafe del Vino on the upper level of Maalaea Harbor Shops. Open for dinner from 5 to 9 p.m. Seatings are at 5:30, 6 and 6:30 p.m. Show begins at 7 p.m. Cost is $70 and includes performance and four-course feast plus tax and tip. Call 868-0732, for reservations and more details.
HULIAU FOOD & FILM FESTIVAL BENEFIT
The Huliau Food & Film Festival, fifth annual Farm-to-Table Benefit Celebration for Maui Huliau Foundation, will be held from 5:30 to 9 p.m. Aug. 12 at Sugar Beach Events in Kihei. To learn more about Maui Huliau Foundation or to purchase tickets, visit www.mauihuliaufoundation.org/huliau-foodfilm-festival.
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