Island Events • September 20, 2018

Featured events this week

Southbound • Friday at Makawao Town Party, Maui News file photo.

THURSDAY, SEPT. 20

PICNIC FOR POKI FREE CONCERT IN WAILUKU

Roselani Place and Ola Na Mele Productions invite you to Picnic for Poki, a free concert featuring Hollis Lee and Friends — including a hula dancer — at 11 a.m. at the Historic Kaahumanu Church in Wailuku. Uncle Hollis (as he is known) plays Hawaiian music on a six-string ukulele. Roselani Place will provide fresh-baked cookies, coffee and water. For more information, call 871-7720.

ENVIRO, MIND & MOOD FOCUS OF AKAKU SALON

Psychiatrist Adam Coles, MD will lead a lively discussion on how our surroundings influence our inner world and how we can positively impact our own micro-environments from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at Akaku Upstairs Salon, 333 Dairy Road in Kahului. RSVP for this free event at 871-5554 or email info@akaku.org.

The cast of “Other Desert Cities,” including Carol Lem (from left), Shane Borge, Kathryn Holtcamp, Francis Tau‘a and Marsi Smith • Friday, Saturday & Sunday at ProArts Playhouse, JACK GRACE photo.

FRIDAY, SEPT. 21

CELEBRATE EQUINOX WITH ‘FALL IN MAKAWAO’ PARTY

Makawao Third Friday Town Party, from 6 to 9 p.m. on Baldwin Avenue, pays homage to the autumn sun’s annual southward move with a free performance by the band Southbound, plus ono eats, arts and crafts, shopping, face painting and, of course, the Komoda Bakery Keiki Zone. Other highlights include fire staff dancers, the Doyle Family Ukulele Ensemble, Get Up and Dance line dance group, magician Timothy Wenk and the rhythmic sound of Maui Taiko drummers. Admission is free. For more information and a complete schedule of happenings, visit www.mauifridays.com.

FAMILY DRAMA, POLITICS, MORE IN PROARTS PLAY

ProArts Playhouse opens its new season with “Other Desert Cities” at 7:30 p.m. tonight and Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday at ProArts Playhouse in Kihei’s Azeka Place Makai. The action centers around a 2004 Christmas Eve family reunion at the Palm Springs home of a Reagan-loving U.S. ambassador and his wife. Things unravel as diverse politics and social values enter the fray with each family member that arrives. The play runs through Oct. 7 with performances at 7:30 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays and 3 p.m. Sundays. For more information or to purchase tickets, call 463-6550 or visit www.proartsmaui.com.

Aerial perspective from a previous year’s St. John’s Kula Festival • Saturday in Keokea, courtesy St. John’s Episcopal Church.

SEE FESTIVALS OF ALOHA HULA AND MORE AT QKC

Festivals of Aloha presents award-winning Kumu Hula Uluwehi Guerrero and Halau Hula Kauluokala at 6 p.m. during Aloha Friday at the Queen Ka’ahumanu Center in Kahului. Entertainment will also be provided by the Kalama School Ukulele Band, Kamehameha Schools Maui Hawaiian Ensemble and falsetto singer Makana Arce of Molokai. Admission is free. For more information, visit www.festivalsofaloha.com or call 268-9285.

SATURDAY, SEPT. 22

ENTERTAINMENT SIZZLES AT ST. JOHN’S KULA FEST

The annual St. John’s Kula Festival Upcountry in Keokea features food, arts and crafts, vendors, keiki activities, silent auction and an impressive lineup of artists from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Performers include Bobbie Jo Curley, the Prem Brosio Trio, the Mojomana Trio, Na Hoku Hanohano Award-winner Amy Hanaiali’i, Soul Kitchen and King Kekaulike High School Big Band. Admission is $1 or a donation of canned food for the Maui Food Bank. Kids younger than 10 are admitted free. Parking is available at Keokea Park. Funds raised will benefit Upcountry Children’s Giving Circle and Friends of the Children’s Justice Center. For more information and a complete schedule of performances, visit www.stjohnsmaui.org or call 878-1485.

FAIR ADDRESSES ISSUES OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

The fifth annual Domestic Violence Awareness Fair takes place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Queen Ka’ahumanu Center. Free and open to the public, the event provides information and resources related to domestic violence issues with community agencies on-site and live music by local artists. For more information, contact Pili Nahooikaika at 270-7855.

CULTURE & CREATIVITY AT CHINESE MOON FESTIVAL

Annual Chinese Moon Festival celebrates Chinese traditions and customs from 5 to 9 p.m. at the Wo Hing Museum on Front Street in Lahaina. Highlights include moon cakes from Hong Kong with mountain oolong tea, Gu Zheng harp music, fan-making for keiki, Chinese calligraphy and martial arts demonstrations, knot-tying and more including two screenings of “Story of the Moon Festival” at 2 and 7 p.m. Admission to museum and festival events is free all day. For more information, visit www.lahainarestoration.org.

FUELING THE BODY TOPIC AT LUNCH-TIME SEMINAR

Harvest Cafe, a new Kihei restaurant located off Lipoa Street and South Kihei Road that champions compassionate, healthy eating, is hosting sports nutrition guru Kurt Galatro from 6 to 7:30 p.m. to discuss optimizing your meals for optimal athletic performance, including proper hydration, injury recovery, inflammation reduction and brain enhancement. Cost is $18 per person and includes meal and beverage. For more information, call 868-1261.

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