SPECIAL EVENTS week of August 5
THURSDAY, AUGUST 5
SOLO SESSIONS AT THE MACC WITH UKE STAR
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Sultry sounds of Hawaii girl Kimie at Mulligan's on Saturday
Get up-close and personal with ukulele superstar Jake Shima-bukuro at 7:30 p.m. during Solo Sessions at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center's McCoy Theater. For more information, see Maui Beat on Page 3.
*****FRIDAY, AUGUST 6
WAILUKU FIRST FRIDAY BLOCK PARTY EXPANDS
Wailuku First Friday is moving on up as its monthly street party expands a block to include entertainment on Main Street fronting the Main Street Promenade building. Admission is free to the festivities from 5:30 to 8 p.m. on Market and Main streets, with food, live music, art and other entertainment. For more information on First Friday offerings, visit Wailuku First Friday on Facebook or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
'BLAZING SADDLES' IS LAST OF FUNNY FILMS
Four Funny Films, a retrospective of great American comedies, concludes with a free screening of Mel Brooks' "Blazing Saddles" at 7:30 p.m. at the Historic Iao Theater. Hosted by Michael Pulliam, the film night features a discussion panel, costume contest, prizes and $5 all-you-can-eat popcorn. Doors open at 6:45; discussion starts at 7; film screens at 7:30 p.m. "Blazing Saddles," stars Cleavon Little, Gene Wilder, Madeline Kahn, Harvey Korman, Slim Pickens, Alex Karras and Mel Brooks. Admission is free; donations are accepted.
MURRAY THORNE SET TO ROCK MULLIGAN'S
Murray Thorne will celebrate the release of his new album, "Tin Can Telephone," with a rock concert at Mulligan's on the Blue at 7:30 p.m. in South Maui. For more information, see Maui Beat.
B.U.B.Z. SURE TO GET CASANOVA SKANKING
Maui-grown musician B.U.B.Z., backed by Riddim Sektion, will get Casanova in Makawao skanking during the House of Roots show at 10 p.m. The concert features special guests Teomon, Hayley and Ran-D. Doors open at 9 p.m. Cover is $10. Don't miss the Hailiimaile hip-hop/R&B/reggae phenom.
TOM GREEN SHOW ON THE WEST SIDE
Funnyman Tom Green will take the stage at Maui Theatre in Lahaina as part of The Maui Celebrity Series. Featuring special guest Brian Evans with Sunny Dennis and King Martin, the show starts at 9:30 p.m. For more information, see Backstage on Page 5.
SATURDAY, AUGUST 7
GET SANDY FOR THE SAKE OF DOLPHINS
Pacific Whale Foundation is hosting its annual Wild Dolphin Sand Sculpture Contest from 9 to 11 a.m. at Keawakapu Beach in South Kihei. Judging will follow the contest; prizes will be announced around 11:45 a.m. The contest is open to everyone, and there is no cost to enter. Prizes will be awarded for different categories including best overall, individual or group of children, most creative, most realistic and funniest. For more information, see www.pacificwhale.org.
2ND SUMMER BASH FOR A GOOD CAUSE
Marriott's Maui Ocean Club's second annual Summer Bash from 2 to 7 p.m. in Kaanapali will be packed with live music, food and entertainment, and the free event is going for a good cause. All proceeds benefit Maui United Way, a longtime isle nonprofit that works to help build stronger communities. The bash will feature live music by An Den, Kanoa, Barefoot Minded and Dat Guys, among others; and food, a keiki zone and craft booths will be available. Entry to the event on the Napili Lawn of Marriott's Maui Ocean Club is free; parking donation is $5.
EBB & FLOW CONCERT SERIES CONCLUDES
Ebb & Flow Arts' summer series concludes with its free "Classical Jazz and American Moderns" concert at 7:30 p.m. at Seabury Hall's Performing Arts Studio. Featuring Maui jazz vocalist Kelly Covington along with Paul Marchetti on percussion, Shiro Mori on piano and Lenny Castellanos on bass, the evening will open with violinist Sarn Oliver and pianist Jerry Kuderna. For more information, see Maui Beat on Page 4.
MASTERWORKS FEST SOUNDS OFF IN KIHEI
Musical Voices Maui will present its inaugural Summer Masterworks Festival at 7 p.m. at Kihei Baptist Chapel. Under the direction of Robert E. Wills, the Summer Masterworks Festival Chorale and Orchestra will perform the "Mozart Requiem," one of the composer's most popular and respected works. The chorale comprises 62 singers from various singing groups across Maui and will be accompanied by a 25-piece orchestra. Wills is a 40-year veteran of choral and orchestral conducting and worked with Maui Onstage on "Sound of Music" and "Annie." Tickets will be available for a suggested donation of $15 at Topaz Jewelers in Kihei's Dolphin Plaza, Wailuku's If the Shoe Fits and Paia's Haz Beanz. For more information, e-mail info @musicalvoicesmaui.org or call 270-3066.
RAP POWERHOUSE TO SHAKE UP WEST MAUI
Rap superstar Mos Def will perform at 9:30 p.m. at Maui Theatre in Lahaina as part of The Maui Celebrity Series. Tickets are $55 for general admission, $77 for premium seating and $125 for VIP; to purchase, call 856-7973, visit the Maui Theatre box office or go online to www.themauicelebrityseries.com.
GET DRAWN IN BY MOTH AT MULLIGAN'S
Moth, Order of the White Rose and Owaila will perform from 10 p.m. to close at Stella Blues in Kihei. Cover is $7.
SUNDAY, AUGUST 8
SET SIGHTS ON WILD DOLPHINS OFF MAUI
Embark on a dolphin cruise where dolphin sightings are guaranteed - or another trip is promised - during the three-hour eco-adventure with Pacific Whale Foundation. As part of the weekend dolphin celebration, the VIP Wild Dolphin Watch, led by Kristen Jule, leaves Lahaina harbor at 9 a.m. and returns at noon. Jule is the lead researcher for PWF's 2010 study of wild dolphins and toothed whales off the coasts of Lanai and Maui. For reservations, 249-8811, Ext. 1, or www.pacificwhale.org.
MONDAY, AUGUST 9
YOU'RE FREE TO LAUGH OUT LOUD
You can't beat a night of free laughs. Alley Cats Comedy from 7 to 8 p.m. at the Historic Iao Theater will feature sketch comedy starring Nicholas Batres, William Makozack, Kevin Wilson, Brian Connolly and Justin Banek. The event is part of Maui OnStage's ONO (one night only), which offers free play readings, concerts, comedy nights and poetry slams on the second Monday of each month. For details, e-mail email@example.com.
THURSDAY, AUGUST 12
SMOOTH SOUNDS AT FREE LAHAINA SHOW
Come experience the smooth sounds of Reiko Fukino during a free concert from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on the lawn of the Baldwin Home Museum in Lahaina. The event, presented by the Lahaina Restoration Foundation and hosted by "Bruddah Poki" of Pacific Radio Group, is part of the Hawaiian Music Series called Kanakapila with Poki. Fukino is a versatile musician who performs in Hawaiian and contemporary styles. She released her first CD, "Timeless Classics of Hawaii," in 1999; and in 2008, she served as a music judge in prestigious Na Mele O Maui. During the performance, the "Lei Ladies" of the Lahaina-Honolua Senior Citizens Club will string fresh flower lei. The Baldwin Home Museum is located on the corner of Front and Dickenson streets. For more information, visit www.lahainarestoration.org or call 661-3262.
* This article contains a correction from the original published on Thursday, August 5, 2010. Moth, Order of the White Rose and Owaila will perform on Saturday at Stella Blues in Kihei. The Maui News apologizes for the error.