Pulsating drums will get Maui Memorial Gymnasium in Wailuku moving with the sights and sounds of the 13th annual Heiva I Maui Tahitian Dance & Drumming Competition from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. With food and craft booths outside and Tahitian dancers and musicians from local and off-island troupes inside, the event is sure to have something for everyone. Vendors will include Hinano Tahiti sold by Hinano Hut; Wahine Toa; Hula Rock; Tali's of Polynesia; and Tapu, among others. Chow fun, smoked meat plate, pasteles, garlic noodles with teriyaki chicken, luau stew plate, Hawaiian plate, shave ice, musubi, nachos and many other items, along with a variety of desserts, will be sold. The competition culminates the year-round work of the nonprofit Maui Polynesian Tahiti Fete Organization. Tickets are $10 presale, $15 at the door. For information, call 250-0737 or visit heivaimaui.com.
Alalani Hill photo
Lahaina troupe Orama Here Hia performs a group ‘ote‘a at the annual Heiva I Maui competition