FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 3
'REMEMBERING THE PAST' STORIES AT KIHEI LIBRARY
"Remembering the Past: Tales of a Holocaust Survivor" will be presented by Cornelis "Cor" Feenstra at Kihei Public Library at 3:30 p.m. in the Storytelling Room. Admission is free. Feenstra, 87, a Dutch native who became an American citizen, is a World War II Holocaust concentration camp survivor. Now a Kihei resident, he will share stories and photos of his Holocaust experience. The one-hour program is suitable for ages 12 and older. Contact the library as soon as possible if a sign language interpreter or other special accommodation is needed. Kihei Public Library is located at 35 Waimahaihai St. For more information, call the library at 875-6833.
Weldon Kekauoha photo
COME CELEBRATE THE START OF FESTIVALS OF ALOHA 2010
Award-winning musician Weldon Kekauoha will help launch the Festivals of Aloha 2010 season during Wailuku First Friday on Market Street. Festivals of Aloha, Maui Nui Style is a countywide celebration of pageantry, parades, street parties, concerts and other family activities. An opening ceremony at 6 p.m. will be conducted by kumu hula and cultural adviser Kaponoai Molitau, Native Intelligence owner, along with Council Member Danny Mateo, honorary chairman for the 2010 Festivals of Aloha. The ceremony will officially open this year’s festival, which will continue through October on Molokai, Maui and Lanai. A highlight of the festival’s launch is a performance by four-time Na Hoku Hanohano award-winner Kekauoha from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the main stage. This free event is part of the Wailuku First Friday monthly celebration, which will include an array of food, live entertainment, artisans, crafters, a poetry slam and other events. For more information on Festivals of Aloha or Wailuku First Friday, call 878-1888. For a schedule of festival events, visit www.festivalsofaloha.com.
DON’T GET LEFT BEHIND IN THE LAUGHS DEPARTMENT
Funnyman Augie T, one of Hawaii’s favorite comedians, will take viewers to school with his wisecracking local humor during the one-man live show, “I?Was Left Behind” from 8 to 9:30 p.m. Saturday at the Historic Iao Theatre. As part of Augie T’s Hawaii comedy tour and DVD taping, the show is also slated for Sept. 17 at the Hana Ranch Restaurant. Tickets, on sale at the theater, are $15 in advance and $20 at the door. Augie T, a two-time Na Hoku Hanohano award-winner, has raised more than $30,000 over the last three years to help schools, organizations, clubs and students pay for trips, uniforms, equipment, schooling and other necessities. A portion of the proceeds from “I Was Left Behind” will be given to arts and theater programs throughout the state. For more information, visit www.augietulba.com.
The Pacific Fleet Band will perform free concerts throughout the island.
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 4
FAMILY ENTERTAINMENT, EATS AT KOKUA CARNIVAL
Free family entertainment will be offered during the Kokua Carnival from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Maui Tropical Plantation. It will feature live music by Brother Noland and Tony C, and additional performances by Braddah Waltah, Bradda Francis Koahou, Peter DeAquino, Gail Swanson, Benny Uyetake and Glenn, and the Haiku Hillbillys. The carnival includes food, games, prizes, clowns, bouncy castles, water slides, pony rides, jugglers, face painting, balloon animals, farmers market, educational and environmental booths, stilt walkers, magicians and a craft fair. The event is presented by Friends of Elle Cochran. For more information, call the Maui Tropical Plantation at 244-7643.
PACIFIC FLEET BAND WILL PLAY AT WHALERS VILLAGE
Whalers Village Fine Shops & Restaurants will present the Pacific Fleet Band in a free concert at Whalers Village center stage from 5 to 6 p.m. Saturday. The band's shows and concerts have delighted military and civilian audiences throughout Hawaii and the Pacific. The band also spotlights jazz combos and individual musicians, bringing a wide variety of sounds for concerts and other events. The band's outstanding vocalists and bugler enhance military ceremonies throughout the islands.
ULUWEHI GUERRORO WILL PRESENT MACC CONCERT
Uluwehi Guerroro and Halau Hula Kauluokala will perform at 7:30 p.m. in the Maui Arts & Cultural Center's Castle Theater. Tickets, available from the MACC box office, 242-7469 or www.mauiarts.org, are $25, $30 and $40, plus applicable fees. For full preview, see Maui Beat on Page 3.
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 5
HOT JAZZ WILL HEAT UP THE NIGHT AT CASTLE THEATER
Enjoy a cool night of hot jazz with guitarist Peter White and saxophonist Michael Paulo, along with an all-star band featuring Gregg Karukas on keyboards and Dwayne "Smitty" Smith on bass. Presented by the Maui Arts & Cultural Center and Pacific Entertainment Ltd., the show starts at 7:30 p.m. in Castle Theater. Tickets are $30, $40 and $75 for premium seating with pre-show meet-and-greet, plus applicable fees, at 242-7469 or mauiarts.org. For more information, see Maui Beat on Page 4.
'ULUPALAKUA CARES' WILL OFFER MUSIC AND MORE
Live entertainment against the backdrop of stunning Ulupalakua is not to miss this weekend during the "Ulupalakua Cares" celebration of agriculture and open space from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Presented by Maui's Winery and Ulupalakua Ranch Store, the free community event will feature live music by paniolo entertainer Bradda Francis Koahou from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the ranch store; on the winery grounds, ukulele virtuoso Derick Sebastian and singer/musician Joshua Kahula will perform from noon to 3 p.m., and Lanai band Polihua will play from 3 to 4 p.m. "Ulupalakua Cares" will also include walking tours by environmental leaders and informational exhibits by local conservation groups. The celebration is part of Ulupalakua's quarterly Sunday Drive events; for more information, call 878-6058 or visit www.mauiwine.com and www.ulupalakuaranch.com.
DANCE TO WEST AFRICAN DRUMMING, DJ IN HAIKU
Dance to West African drumming and DJ Ged, along with positive music by Passengers, from 6 to 10 p.m. at the Temple of Peace in Haiku. Dinner and silent auction will be available. The event is a benefit for Kendra Hunter and organizers request a donation of $20.
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 6
LAHAINA THE SPOT FOR ART, PACIFIC FLEET BAND SHOW
Lahaina Arts Society and LahainaTown Action Committee will present a free concert by the Pacific Fleet Band from noon to 1 p.m. under the Banyan Tree during the LAS Fine Art Fair. The fair, featuring music and locally made fine art, runs from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Banyan Tree Park, 648 Wharf St., Lahaina.
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 7
DRESS TO IMPRESS JUDGES AT 'WINTER WONDERLAND PROM'
Haui's Life's A Beach presents its weekly karaoke contest and theme party with LAB girl Shay from 9 p.m. to closing. Prizes will be awarded to top singers as well as best attire for this week's theme, "Winter Wonderland Prom." Songs can be reserved ahead of time by calling 276-3676; or sign up the night of the event at Haui's Life's A Beach, 1913 S. Kihei Road.
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 8
FREE SCREENING OF SUNDANCE AWARD WINNER 'FUEL' IN KIHEI
The Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary will team up with Whole Foods Market to host a free screening of documentary film "Fuel" at 6 p.m. at the sanctuary's Kihei location, 726 South Kihei Road. Winner of the Sundance Audience Award, "Fuel" focuses on the journey of director and alternative fuel activist Josh Tickell. Tickell explores our current gas dependence and puts this into a historical perspective about energy's past, present and future. Light refreshments will be provided by Whole Foods Market, and a panel of experts will offer a time for questions and answers. For more information, call Bo Petty, 879-2818, Ext. 22.
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 9
ENJOY THE SMOOTH SOUNDS OF SLACK KEY ARTIST IN WEST MAUI
Experience the smooth sounds of slack key artist Pekelo Cosma during a free concert from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Baldwin Home Museum lawn in Lahaina. Presented by the Lahaina Restoration Foundation, the lunchtime show is part of the ongoing series Kanakapila with Poki, hosted by Allen Pokipala "Braddah Poki" of Pacific Radio Group. Cosma was born and raised in Hana. In 1992 he produced his debut album, "Going to Hana Maui," which received four Na Hoku Hanohano Award nominations. He attained the much coveted Haku Mele Award for an original Hawaiian language composition at the 30th Annual Na Hoku Hanohano Awards ceremony in 2007. His acclaimed album, "Hana by the Sea," also earned him a nomination as male vocalist of the year. For a full series schedule, visit www.lahainarestoration.org or call 661-3262 for more information.
'SOLO SESSIONS' WITH KEALI'I REICHEL PROMISE MUSIC AND MORE
Be treated to a night of music, storytelling, hula, chant and more with Maui's own Keali'i Reichel in the intimate, comfortable setting of the Maui Arts & Cultural Center's McCoy Studio Theater during "Solo Sessions." Reichel, one of Hawaii's most popular recording artists and the award-winning kumu hula of Halau Ke'alaokamaile, is the featured "Solo Sessions" performer at 7:30 p.m. in the intimate, 300-seat venue. Tickets are on sale for $35 and $65 VIP, which includes a post-show, meet-and-greet opportunity. For more information, contact the MACC box office at 242-7469 or www.mauiarts.org.