Island Events • July 12, 2018
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THURSDAY, JULY 12
EXPERIENCE CORAL REEF REGENERATION UP CLOSE
Rice coral reefs expected to spawn take the spotlight from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. at Maui Ocean Center in Maalaea. The Incredible Corals: Night at the Aquarium features evening admission to MOC with live entertainment, lecture by coral expert Dave Gulko and special presentations. General admission is $34.95 for adults, $24.95 for children ages 3 to 12 with discounts up to 50 percent for Hawaii residents, U.S. military and annual pass holders. Purchase tickets online or at the park entrance. For more information, visit www.mauioceancenter.com or call 270-7000.
FRIDAY, JULY 13
OBON FESTIVAL LIGHTS UP MANTOKUJI MISSION
Two nights of joining “together in celebration and reunion” kicks off at 6 p.m. today and Saturday at Paia Mantokuji Soto Zen Mission, across from Paia Community Center. Enjoy performances by Maui Taiko and Zenshin Daiko, food booths and Bon dances both days, with services to begin the festivities. No charge for admission; donations welcome. For more information, visit www.paiamantokuji.org.
COOL OFF TO ‘SINGIN’ IN THE RAIN’ THIS SUMMER
Maui OnStage presents the Maui premiere of “Singin’ in the Rain,” adapted from the MGM movie musical and featuring classics such as “Fit as a Fiddle,” “All I Do is Dream of You” and, of course, the title song. Opening night performance is at 7:30 p.m. at the Historic Iao Theater in Wailuku. Additional performances are at 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 3 p.m. Sundays through Aug. 5. Tickets range from $20 to $40. For tickets or more information, call 242-6969 or visit www.mauionstage.com.
LAHAINA TOWN PARTY HAS SOMETHING FOR ALL
Spanning five blocks (500, 600, 700, 800 and 900 blocks), Lahaina Second Friday Town Party is big fun from 5 to 9 p.m. with ono eats, vendor booths, arts and crafts, keiki activities, Lahaina merchants and free music and entertainment including some of the best local artists and musicians. Maui Writers Ink hosts guests authors and book signings at its local authors table. For more details and expanded schedule, visit www.mauifridays.com.
SATURDAY, JULY 14
CULTURAL PRACTITIONER TALKS STORY ABOUT PELE
George Kahumoku Jr., musician and Hawaiian cultural practitioner, shares the history of Tutu Pele folklore and the stories he learned growing up on Hawaii Island from 4:30 to 7 p.m. at Island Fresh Cafe in Paia. Learn a traditional chant and accompanying hula devoted to Pele and discover Hawaiian protocols, including native plants that embody Pele and the gifts, or ho’okupu, that honor her. Cost is $50. For tickets and more information, visit www.islandfreshmaui.com.
SUNDAY, JULY 15
LEARN UKULELE HISTORY, PARTS, TUNING AND MORE
Ukulele players Richard Tom and Mele Fong, better known as The Hawaiian Serenaders, talk story about Hawaii’s official instrument at 10 a.m. at Makawao Public Library. Admission is free. For more information, check out www.librarieshawaii.org/event/story-of-the-ukulele-and-concert-makawao.
MONDAY, JULY 16
ONO! RETURNS WITH FAREWELL CONCERT
This month’s free ONO! performance serves as farewell and aloha to Steven and Alexis Dascoulias, who have helmed Maui OnStage for 10 years. The concert is at 6:30 p.m. at the Historic Iao Theater in Wailuku and stars the Dascouliases and guests Laura Cole, Leighanna Locke, Lisa Paulson and Robert E. Wills. For more information, visit www.mauionstage.com.
FREE TEEN DISASTER PREPAREDNESS CLASS
The summer’s final disaster preparedness program for teens takes place from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. today through July 19 on the UH -Maui College campus. The program trains teens in fire safety and suppression, light search and rescue, CPR and automated external defibrillator training, as well as other subjects. For additional information or to inquire about signing up, contact Nancy Ooki at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 244-3242, ext. 225.
TUESDAY, JULY 15
GET YOUR ART ON WHILE SIPPING A FROSTY BREW
Drink great beer and unleash your creativity at an art party from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at Maui Brewing Company in Kihei. No formal (or informal) art training necessary — just the desire and the ability to wield a paintbrush. Cost is $39, which covers all supplies and special happy hour pricing all night long. For more information, call 419-6020 or visit www.islandartparty.com.
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