Island Events • September 7, 2017

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Grammy Award winner and Louisiana Music Hall of Fame inductee Jo-El Sonnier • Four Seasons ~ Friday; photo provided by Maui Jazz and Blues Festival.

Grammy Award winner and Louisiana Music Hall of Fame inductee Jo-El Sonnier • Four Seasons ~ Friday; photo provided by Maui Jazz and Blues Festival.

TODAY, SEPT. 7

MAUI JAZZ & BLUES FESTIVAL KICKOFF EVENTS

The seventh annual Maui Jazz & Blues Festival will kickoff at Duke’s Beach House and Hula Grill in Kaanapali. Hear Jimmy D. Lane, Bobby Watson, Jo-El Sonnier, Benny Uyetake and Rock Hendricks at Duke’s from 5 to 7 p.m. Hula Grill will be featuring the Jazz Alley TV Trio from 6 to 9 p.m.

AKAKU UPSTAIRS SALON SERIES CONTINUES

Akaku Upstairs presents Teri Freitas Gorman, Director of Community Relations and Patient Affairs with Maui Grown Therapies, focusing on the life and times of medical marijuana on Maui from 6 to 8 p.m. at 333 Dairy Road, Suite 204 in Kahului. This is a free event. RSVP at 871-5554 or email info@akaku.org.

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.

FRIDAY, SEPT. 8

SECOND FRIDAY TOWN PARTY IN LAHAINA

Celebrate the end of summer at the Lahaina Second Friday Town Party from 5 to 8 p.m. Enjoy Hawaiian music by Maui Jam from 5 to 6:45 p.m. followed by rock and blues by Kona Storm at 7 p.m. For more details, visit www.mauifridays.com. This is a free event.

7TH ANNUAL MAUI JAZZ & BLUES FESTIVAL

Catch the seventh annual Maui Jazz & Blues Festival at the Ocean Lawn of Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea from 6 to 10 p.m. The lineup includes Bobby Watson, Jimmy D. Lane, Fareed Haque, Jo-El Sonnier, Javon Jackson and others. For more details, visit www.mauijazzandbluesfestival.com

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.

BOOGIE AT OLD SCHOOL FRIDAY IN WAIKAPU

Throwbacks and cuts mixed by DJ Joe Courtez and Next Level Entertainment. Doors open at 9 p.m. at King Kamehameha Golf Club in Waikapu. Tickets are $10. No shorts or slippers.

SATURDAY, SEPT. 9

OBON FESTIVAL AT HANA BUDDHIST TEMPLE

Hana Buddhist Temple presents its third annual Obon festival at 5 p.m. The temple is located on Hana Highway, just past Hasegawa General Store on the Hana Fairgrounds below Hana Ranch Store. There will be ono food, games for the keiki, a silent auction and more. For more information, call 248-7229.

‘KOKUA FOR KUPUNA’ BENEFIT IN KAANAPALI

Enjoy an evening with Henry Kapono and a traditional luau on the Ocean Lawn of Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa in Kaanapali. Tickets are $150. Registration opens at 4:30 p.m. Visit www.halemakua.org to purchase tickets. Free bus transportation to and from Hale Makua Kahului is available. Call 871-9271, to reserve your seat.

SOLD OUT FUR BALL IS BACK AT FOUR SEASONS

YourVet Maui presents the sold out 2017 Fur Ball “The Great Catsby: A Night of Purr-hibition” from 5 to 10 p.m. at the Four Seasons Resort Maui in Wailea. To find out more about Maui Humane Society or to make a donation, visit www.MauiHumaneSociety.org or call 877-3680.

SUNDAY, SEPT. 10

100TH ANNIVERSARY AT MAKAWAO UNION CHURCH

Makawao Union Church is celebrating its 100th anniversary. There will be a Gathering Time of Fellowship in the Community Hall at noon with finger foods and appetizers followed by a joyful service celebration and rededication of the sanctuary at 1 p.m.

MONDAY, SEPT. 11

CABARET NIGHT AT CAFE DEL VINO IN MAALAEA

Spend an evening at a fun dinner and cabaret show featuring Sara Jelley and Laura Lee 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 information.

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