Special this week:
MAUI BOOK PUBLISHERS ASSOCIATION OPEN HOUSE
Thursday (tonight), 5 to 6:30 p.m., Maui Mall
A woodworker chips away during last year’s Keiki Hula Festival at Lahaina Cannery Mall. The annual event returns to the shopping center this Saturday and Sunday, featuring hula, artisans and crafters.
The new Maui Book Publishers Association will be featured in an open house from 5 to 6:30 p.m. tonight at the Maui County Business Resource Center at the Maui County Store in Maui Mall. Various authors will be on hand displaying and selling their books, including MJ?Harden, Wayne Moniz, Gary Kubota, Lama Surya Das, Jill Engledow and others. Grammy-winning musician, and author of "A?Hawaiian Life,"?George Kahumoku Jr. will perform and sign copies of his memoir. Displays will encompass Hawaiian themes, children's books, literature and other subjects. Light pupus will be served at the reception. For details, visit www.mauipublishers.com.
KEIKI HULA FESTIVAL
Saturday and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Lahaina Cannery Mall
Celebrate the talent and grace of Maui's keiki at Lahaina Cannery Mall's 10th annual Keiki Hula Festival, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. This free event will feature seven halau (dance troupes) from across the island presenting richly choreographed kahiko (ancient hula) and auana (modern) hula. A free concert featuring Na Hoku award-winning slack-key artist Owana Salazar will close out the weekend event at 5 p.m. on Sunday. The weekend celebration will also feature Hawaiian artisans and crafters demonstrating lei making, wood carving and other traditional skills.
Saturday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Queen Ka'ahumanu Center
The County of Maui's Volunteer Center will host the Join Hands Volunteer Fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Queen Ka'ahumanu Center, featuring entertainment, door prizes and representatives from nonprofit and community organizations. For details, contact 270-7150.
SUMMER CONCERT SERIES
Sunday, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Maui Mall
Gomega will be rockin' Maui Mall's Center Stage from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. as part of the center's free summer concert series. The event will also include drawings for free gas and other giveaways.
LAHAINA CANNERY MALL
Te Tiare Patitifa, 7 p.m. Thursday (tonight). Keiki Hula Festival, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Yu-Gi-Oh card session, 3 p.m. Saturday. Keiki Hula Festival, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Yo-Yo demonstration, 4 p.m.; Line dancing and lessons, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Sunday. Ukulele lessons, 5:45 p.m.; Na Kamali'i Nani O?Lahaina, 7 p.m. Tuesday. Center is at 1221 Honoapiilani Highway. Hours are 9:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily. For more information, call 661-5304 or visit www.lahainacannerymall.com.
Aloha Maui Produce Market, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday. Po'ha'ku Ukulele Group, 6:30 p.m. Friday. Manutea, 1 p.m. Saturday. Center is at 70 E. Kaahumanu Ave. in Kahului. Hours are from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday to Thursday; 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday; 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday; and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. For details, call 871-1307 or visit www.mauimall.com.
OLD LAHAINA CENTER
Keiki Polynesian Show, 2:30 p.m. Wednesday. Aloha Friday Hula Show, 3:30 p.m. Friday. Hale Kahiko, ancient Hawaiian village replica, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily. Center is at 900 Front St. For details, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.lahainacenter.com.
QUEEN KA'AHUMANU CENTER
Farmers Market 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, Tuesday and Wednesday. Kama'aina Nights featuring local entertainment and dining specials, 7 p.m. Friday. Center is at 275 W. Kaahumanu Ave. in Kahului. Hours are 9:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday to Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. For more information, call 877-3369 or visit www.queenkaahumanucenter.com
THE SHOPS AT WAILEA
Wow! Wailea on Wednesdays with gallery events, fashion shows and entertainment, featuring South Seas Magic with Henry Allen in the lower courtyard, 6:30 to 8 p.m. Center is at 3750 Wailea Alanui. For more information, call 891-6770 or visit www.shopsatwailea.com.
WHALERS VILLAGE, KAANAPALI
Hula lessons, 3 to 4 p.m. Thursday (today). Lei-making class, noon to 2 p.m. Friday and Tuesday. Polynesian hula, 6:30 p.m., Tahitian dance, 7:30 p.m. Saturday and Wednesday. Dances of Polynesia 6:30 p.m., Drums of Tahiti, 7:30 p.m. Monday. Center is at 2435 Kaanapali Parkway. For more information, call 661-4567 or visit www.whalersvillage.com.
WHARF CINEMA CENTER
Live entertainment daily. On site Polynesian craftsmen and artists at work, 9 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. daily. Center is at 658 Front St. in Lahaina. For more information, call 661-8748.