Island Events • August 2, 2018

Featured events this week

Iliza Shlesinger performs at Castle Theater ~ Friday, courtesy the MACC.

THURSDAY, AUG. 2

VIEW WAHI PANA AUWAHI EXHIBIT BEFORE IT’S GONE

Stunning exhibit by local artists tasked with creating work representing the Auwahi dry forest closes Friday. See it today and Friday between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. at the Hui No’eau Visual Arts Center in Makawao. For more information, visit www.huinoeau.com.

FRIDAY, AUG. 3

FIND FRIENDS, COOL STUFF AT IAO COMMUNITY SALE

A scene from a previous “Seed to Cup” Coffee Festival • 11th annual “Seed to Cup” Coffee Festival ~ Saturday at Maui Tropical Plantation, Waikapu, courtesy Maui Coffee Association.

Explore a wealth of plants, food, baked goods and other items from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Iao UCC Community and Rummage Sale taking place at Iao United Church of Christ, located at 2371 Vineyard St. in Wailuku. For more information, visit www.iaoucc.org.

NEED A LAUGH? SEE THIS RISING STAR OF COMEDY

Iliza Shlesinger, the only female and youngest comedian to hold the title of NBC’s “Last Comic Standing,” takes the stage at 7:30 p.m. at Castle Theater at Maui Arts & Cultural Center in Kahului. Tickets range from $19.50 to $39.50 (plus applicable fees), with prices increasing $5.50 on the day of the show. To purchase tickets, visit the box office, call 242-7469 or order online at www.mauiarts.org. For additional information, see Page 5 of this issue.

‘UPTOWN GET DOWN’ AT WAILUKU TOWN PARTY

Enjoy food booths and trucks, art, crafts, shopping and entertainment from 6 to 9 p.m. on Market Street in downtown Wailuku. Highlights this monthinclude artwork by Sean Baba and watercolor works by Calen Adams, Bucks for Ducks fundraiser benefitting Maui Food Bank, free music by Fred’s Garage and perennial crowd-pleaser, the “Uptown Get Down” breakdancing competition. Admission is free. For more information, visit www.mauifridays.com.

Representation of Buddha • Buddhism Class ~ Wednesday in Kahului, courtesy Kahului Hongwanji Mission.

TWO NIGHTS OF OBON DANCING AT MISSION

Obon dancing lights up from 8 to 10 p.m. tonight and Saturday at Wailuku Hongwanji Mission, located at 1828 Vineyard St. in Wailuku. For more information, visit www.wailukuhongwanji.org.

CATCH FINAL WEEKEND OF “SINGIN’ IN THE RAIN”

Maui OnStage concludes “Singin’ in the Rain” with performances tonight and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and 3 p.m. Sunday at the Historic Iao Theater in Wailuku. Tickets range from $20 to $40. To purchase tickets, call 242-6969 or order online at www.mauionstage.com.

WINE TASTING, FOOD, AT LAHAINA COOLERS

Experience and explore a variety of wines including Kim Crawford Sauvignon Blanc and Coppolla Diamond Syrah, paired with delectable appetizers and entrees ranging from $20 to $25, beginning at 6:30 p.m. at Lahaina Coolers Restaurant & Bar. Full menu available (without wine) for $40. For reservations, call 661-7082.

SATURDAY, AUG. 4

ANNUAL FEST CELEBRATES COFFEE BEANS AND MORE

Free and open to the coffee-loving public, the 11th annual “Seed to Cup” Coffee Festival takes place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. throughout Maui Tropical Plantation Village in Waikapu. Enjoy roasting and brewing demos, coffee-inspired cuisine, live entertainment, and the wildly popular Barista Throw Down. For more information, visit www.mauicoffeeassociation.com.

‘JOURNEY TO THE CENTER OF THE UNIVERSE’ AMAZES

Maui Dharma Center presents a fundraising evening of slides and a film chronicling the formidable, sacred journey to Mt. Kailash, Tibet — known in Eastern traditions as the Center of the Universe, among other titles — at 7 p.m. in McCoy Studio Theater at the MACC. In addition, enjoy a screening of “Kailash – Return to Tibet,” a movie by Emmy-award winning filmmaker Dr. Tom Vendetti. Tickets are $30 (plus applicable fees). To purchase tickets, visit the box office, call 242-7469 or order online at www.mauiarts.org.

WEDNESDAY, AUG. 8

DISCOVER BUDDHISM’S ‘PATH OF AWAKENING’

The first installment of a new three-session class on Shin Buddhism is in session from 6 to 8 p.m. at Kahului Hongwanji Mission Temple, located at 291 Puunene Ave. Opening session focuses on three tiers: What is Shin Buddhism, Shinjin and Nembutsu and Buddhist wisdom. Participants are encouraged to ask questions. Classes will be taught by Rev. Tennes. Registration is required with a suggested donation of $10. Additional classes will be Aug. 15 and 22. To register and for more information, email kahuluihongwanji@hawaii.rr.com or call 871-4732.

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