FRIDAY, AUGUST 20
LAUGH OUT LOUD WITH THE COMEDY HUI SHOW
The Comedy Hui will take LOLing to a new level at 7 p.m. at The Maui Arts & Cultural Center's McCoy Studio Theater. Third in a monthly series, this island improv comedy show features fast-paced games, wacky characters and even a few musicals. Tickets are $22 for adults; $11 for children 12 and younger. For information, visit www.comedyhui.com or call the MACC box office at 242-7469. For full preview, see Backstage on Page 4.
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Pohakuloa Kahue, of Paukukalo, catches some air at Keopuolani Skate Park in Wailuku
KICKOFF PARTY FOR LANAI FILM FESTIVAL
A kickoff party for MauiFEST Hawaii's second annual Lanai Film Festival will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at Pele's Other Garden. For more information, visit www.mauifest.net or call 573-5530.
MOON WILL LIGHT PWF TIDEPOOL ADVENTURE
Brittle stars, urchins, octopi, oh my! Pacific Whale Foundation's marine naturalists and educators will lead participants on an exploration of creatures that roam Hawaii's tidepools at night during Moonlight Tidepool Explorations from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in South Maui. The PWF event is recommended for ages 6 and older. Participants are asked to wear sturdy shoes and bring a flashlight. Cost is $10 per adult and $5 per child; refreshments will be provided. Advance reservations are required by calling 249-8811, Ext. 1, or visit www.pacificwhale.org.
SATURDAY, AUGUST 21
LANAI FILM FEST WILL FEATURE HAWAII FILMS
MauiFEST Hawaii's second annual Lanai Film Festival from 4 to 11 p.m. at Hotel Lanai will celebrate Hawaii's filmmaking with screenings, food, music and other entertainment. The event will show films including "Hana Surf Girls;" "Heart Strings;" "Stones;" "Red Hibiscus;" "I Scream, Floats & Sundays;" "Holomua;" "Malama Haloa;" "Pidgin:?The Voice of Hawai'i;" "A Legacy;" "He Hawai'i Mau;" "Journey to Kalaupapa;" and the "Lanai Cultural & Heritage Center Film," among others; and will feature food, art and crafts booths, along with music by Brother Noland, Bradda Francis Koahou, Calvin Hoe, Polihua Band. For more information, visit www.mauifest.net or call 573-5530.
STRONGMAN, WOMAN COMPETITION IN HAIKU
The inaugural Strongman and Woman Competition aims to showcase the strongest, fittest islanders during two days of events and entertainment at Upcountry Fitness in Haiku. Doors open at 11 a.m., the first competition will start at noon. Later, a Red Hot Party kicks off at 9 p.m. with DJs, dancing and a party in the keiki zone and gym. Prizes and other giveaways will be offered to the best competitors in various divisions. For more information and for entry fees, visit upcountryfitness.com or call 575-7334.
EXPLORE TIDEPOOL AT NIGHT WITH PWF
Pacific Whale Foundation's Moonlight Tidepool Explorations continue from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in South Maui. See Friday's listing.
AIR SUPPLY TO TAKE THE STAGE AT MACC
Air Supply will perform at 7:30 p.m. at Maui Arts & Cultural Center's Castle Theater. For more information, see Maui Beat on Page 3.
'NATIVES UNITE' CONCERT IN S. MAUI
"Natives Unite" concert from 6 to 12:30 a.m. at Mulligan's on the Blue will feature Homestead, One Inity, Malino and Ekolu, along with Big Island's Ho'aikane and special guest Braddah Waltah. Tickets are $25 pre-sale at Solid Clothing Store in Queen Ka'ahumanu Center, West Side Vibe in Lahaina and at Mulligan's on the Blue in Wailea; $30 at door.
OBON FESTIVAL SET FOR PAIA RINZAI ZEN
Paia Rinzai Zen Obon will be held Saturday at the Paia mission, 120 Alawai Road. Service begins at 6 and dancing starts at 7 p.m. For more information, call 579-9921.
SUNDAY, AUGUST 22
STRONGMAN, WOMAN COMPETITION IN HAIKU
Doors open at 11 a.m., contest starts at noon for the first Strongman and Woman Competition at Upcountry Fitness in Haiku. See Saturday's listing.
HELPING CULTIVATE CLASSICAL MUSIC
The 14th annual Jose L. Romero Memorial Concert will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Queen Ka'ahumanu Center's Steppingstone Playhouse. The concert will feature classical music performances by both students and professional musicians such as Mika Kane, Suzuki Maui, Maui Cello Quintet, Finn McCoul, Xoichi John, Joyce Romero and the Romero Family. Proceeds from the concert will go toward the Jose L. Romero Music Scholarship Fund that annually makes awards to support orchestral endeavors on Maui. Last year, the fund awarded $6,000 to organizations supporting and developing Maui musicians. This annual event honors the memory of Romero, a Maui physician and violinist who regularly brought musicians together and was committed to the lifelong study and performance of classical music. Admission is by donation.
TUESDAY, AUGUST 24
MUSTACHES, MUSIC AT KARAOKE CONTEST
Haui's Life's a Beach in Kihei will host its first karaoke contest from 9 p.m. to close. Hosted by Lab Girl Shay, the weekly event will feature different themes, starting with this week's mustache theme. Prizes will go to winners. Also, check out the $1 tacos from 5 p.m. to midnight and drink specials. For more information, call Haui's Life's a Beach, 1913 S. Kihei Road, at 891-8010.
SEA TURTLE MANIA AT MAUI OCEAN CENTER
In honor of Sea Turtle Mania month at Maui Ocean Center, a Sea Turtle Tour Package at 11:30 a.m. will offer a behind-the-scenes look at the center's turtles, including a supervised feeding at Turtle Lagoon. The Sea Turtle Tour Package, which will also be offered Aug. 31, is $15 per person and will include a choice of lunch, snack or dessert from the Reef Cafe. Aquarium admission is paid separately. Reservations are recommended; for more information, call 270-7088. Additional talks and activities are offered this month at the center as part of its celebration of sea turtles. For more information, visit mauioceancenter.com or call 270-7000.
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 25
MAUI PHOTO FESTIVAL STARTS IN WEST MAUI
The second Maui Photo Festival & Workshops starts Wednesday at 7 at the Hyatt Regency Maui in Lahaina. From novice to professional, participants will learn from classroom sessions, location shoots and hands-on demo sessions led by pro photographers. Optional excursions include doors-off helicopter shoots or underwater photo tours to Turtle Town. In the evenings, participants will gather in the outdoor theater on Kaanapali Beach to view the work of presenting pros and see images shot that day. Space is limited. The five-day event costs $595; kamaaina, $495; educational, $395. For more information, visitwww.mauiphotofestival.com.