Island Events • September 6, 2018

Featured events this week

La‘ulu Breadfruit Day • Saturday at Maui Nui Botanical Gardens; Ken Aunese, courtesy Maui Nui Botanical Gardens.

THURSDAY, SEPT. 6

AKAKU SALON OPENS FALL SERIES WITH PARENT TIPS

Akaku Upstairs Salon Series kicks of this fall’s 10-week season with Celeste M. Gonsalves, author of “Teen Wise” and associated workbooks and founder of “Parent Chat 4 to 9,” from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at 333 Dairy Road in Kahului. Learn new ways to connect and communicate better with older keiki. RSVP for this free event at 871-5554 or email info@akaku.org.

HAWAIIAN SEXUALITY IS FOCUS OF PANEL AT MACC

Lahui Sexuality is a panel discussion for hula practitioners and those interested in the theme of Hawaiian sexuality beginning at 7:30 p.m. at the McCoy Studio Theater at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center in Kahului. Join panelists Mehanaokala Hind, Manaiakalani Kalua, Keali’i Reichel and Kaheleonalani Dukelow to discuss the topic’s primal, carnal and essential elements (contains adult subject matter). Pre-panel hospitality includes music by Ahumanu with refreshments available. Tickets are $18 (plus applicable fees) and can be purchased by calling 242-7469, going online at www.mauiarts.org or visiting the box office.

Tastemakers Series • Maui Brewing Co., beer and pupu • Saturday at Japengo Restaurant; courtesy Maui Tastemakers Series.

FRIDAY, SEPT. 7

PERUSE GREAT ART, MEET ARTISTS IN LAHAINA TOWN

Walk along Front Street in Lahaina Town from 7 to 10 p.m. and meet artists in the galleries, while enjoying complimentary beverages and snacks. Maps are available at the Lahaina Visitor Center at 648 Wharf St. For more information, call 667-9193 or visit www.visitlahaina.com.

‘ALOHA’ CELEBRATED AT WAILUKU TOWN PARTY

Wailuku First Friday Town Party kicks off “Festivals of Aloha” from 6 to 9 p.m. on Market Street featuring food, vendors, arts and crafts and entertainment. Highlights include performances by ‘Ei Nei & Keauhou (Maui Thing Stage), Natalie Nicole Band (Banyan Tree Stage) and Gene Argel Jazz Trio (Wai Bar), as well as open mic and reception for artist Dina Cline (Wailuku Coffee Company) and a free screening of “Rio Rita” at 7 p.m. at Historic Iao Theater. “Bucks for Ducks” rubber ducky fundraiser this month supports Special Olympics Maui. For more information, visit www.mauifridays.com.

“Burly-Vision” featuring Miss F-Bomb (from left), Lily O Lei, Sadie Vine, Bourbon Layne and Violetta Beretta, BRETT WULFSON photo.

SATURDAY, SEPT. 8

BREADFRUIT FETED AT MAUI NUI BOTANICAL GARDERNS

La ‘Ulu Breadfruit Day celebrates all things breadfuit from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Maui Nui Botanical Gardens and features food vendors, cooking-with-breadfruit classes, hands-on Hawaiian cultural activities and so much more. Admission is free. For more information, visit www.mnbg.org.

CHECK OUT ‘PIONEERS OF ELECTRONIC MUSIC’ TALK

Ebb & Flow Arts presents a free lecture featuring E&FA’s technical producer Peter Swanzy from 2:30 to 4 p.m. at Lahaina Public Library. Swanzy will speak on the history and development of electronic music throughout the 20th century. For more information, call 876-1854 or visit www.swanzymedia.com.

Kokua for Kupuna with Raiatea Helm (left) and Amy Hanaiali‘i • Saturday at Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa, Kaanapali, courtesy the artists.

ISLE SONGBIRDS SHARE TALENTS AT FUNDRAISER

Multiple Na Hoku Hanohano Award-winning singers Raiatea Helm and Amy Hanaiali’i headline Hale Makua Health Services’ fundraiser, Kokua for Kupuna, at the Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa in Kaanapali. Funds raised will provide care for Maui’s kupuna in need of a home and round-the-clock care. Event registration opens at 5 p.m. with the formal program beginning at 6 p.m. featuring a performance by Koa, a Hawaiian buffet dinner, two hosted drinks and silent auction with over 100 items from local retailers and restaurants. Tickets are $150 for adults, $40 for keiki 5 through 12 years old and $1,500 for a reserved table of 10. Tickets and tables can be purchased by calling 871-9271 or visit online at www.halemakua.org.

GET YOUR BURLESQUE ON AT HISTORIC IAO THEATER

If you love burlesque, don’t miss Cabaret & Cocktails and the 7th annual Hawaii Burlesque Festival and Revue’s presentation of ‘Burly-Vision: A Late Night, Binge-worthy Burlesque Show,” hosted by Madame Munchausen and featuring a slew of sexy performers, at 7:30 p.m. at Historic Iao Theater. Must be 18 years of age or older to attend. Tickets range from $25 to $45 and are available by calling 242-6969 or online at www.mauionstage.com.

TASTEMAKERS RETURNS WITH MAUI BREWING CO.

The Maui Tastemakers Series at Hyatt Regency Maui Resort and Spa’s award-winning restaurant, Japengo, celebrates longstanding local partner Maui Brewing Co. beginning at 5 p.m. with a tribute to Maui’s end-of-summer bounty featuring ocean flavors and local produce at peak flavor. Tickets are limited at $85 plus tax and gratuity per person. For more information and to make reservations, call 667-4796.

MONDAY, SEPT. 10

ONO! OFFERS READING OF ‘THE CAT’S MEOW’

Maui OnStage presents ONO! (One Night Only) with a free staged reading of “The Cat’s Meow” at 6:30 p.m. at the Historic Iao Theater in Wailuku. The mystery-comedy play by Steve Peros examines the true unsolved and court dismissed possible murder of silent film producer Thomas Ince. For information, visit www.mauionstage.com.

COMMENTS