THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 9
FREE?WEST MAUI SLACK KEY CONCERT
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 earned the 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.
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 10
FESTIVALS OF ALOHA EVENTS ON LANAI
The 2010 Festivals of Aloha, Maui Nui Style continues with free events on Lanai. The festivals are a countywide celebration of pageantry, parades, street parties, concerts and other family activities. Niihau shell-making and other crafts, along with coconut-weaving demonstrations, will be offered from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Tahitian dance lessons will be given from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Four Seasons Resort Lana'i at Manele Bay. For more information, call Royalene "Mamo" Fernandez at (808) 565-6066 or Nani Watanabe at (808) 870-7546. For a schedule of events, see www.festivalsofaloha.com.
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 11
FREE KEIKI ART EVENTS AT MAUI THING
Maui Thing's Second Saturday Art, free art activities for keiki, will feature mural painting and leaf impressions on clay, among other creative explorations, from 10 a.m. to noon at the Wailuku store, 7 N. Market St. For more information, call 249-0215 or visit www.mauithing.com.
FESTIVAL EVENTS CONTINUE ON LANAI
The 2010 Festivals of Aloha, Maui Nui Style continues with free events at the Four Seasons Resort Lana'i at Manele Bay. Niihau shell, flower and feather lei-making demonstrations, along with lauhala craft, Hawaiian games, fish throw net events, will continue through the day. Hula from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and music by Friends Forever from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Ahe Ahe Lounge will be offered. See Friday's listing for more information.
KU MAI KA HULA COMPETITION AT MACC
The fifth annual Ku Mai Ka Hula international hula competition features group and solo dancers from Hawaii and Japan from 1 to 6 p.m. Saturday at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center's Castle Theater. The groups will compete in adult men's and women's categories, along with solo performances in kahiko (traditional) and 'auana (modern) hula. The competition also includes a kupuna (over-50) division. Celebrate the longstanding relationship between Hawaii and Japan with a day of hula and Hawaiian culture. Tickets are $25 for adults and $12.50 for children 12 and younger, plus applicable fees. For more information, call the MACC box office at 242-7469 or visit mauiarts.org.
INAUGURAL 'KPOA BY MOONLIGHT'
KPOA's inaugural three-part music series, "KPOA by Moonlight," will feature performances by multiple Na Hoku Hanohano Award-winners Lehua Kalima, Kaumakaiwa Kanaka'ole and Na Palapalai, starting at 6 p.m. Saturday at the Maui Tropical Plantation Central Lawn. Hosted by KPOA's Morning Goddess, Alaka'i Paleka, the show will include a Las Vegas trip giveaway, food booths by Roundtable Pizza, Maui Cheer Babes, Maui Volleyball Club and Braddah Willy's Sticky Ribs, and a Kona Brewing beer garden. Special guest Willie K will make an appearance to debut his new "One for the Troops," in honor of U.S. servicemembers. Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 the day of the show; children 12 and younger are free. Gates open at 5 p.m. For more information or for ticket information, e-mail Island Soul Entertainment at firstname.lastname@example.org.
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 12
HOOLAULEA AT KULA HOSPITAL
To celebrate the hospital's centennial and reunite its ohana, the Kula Hospital Auxiliary is sponsoring a hoolaulea celebration from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the hospital grounds. The event is free and open to the public, and will offer entertainment, food and craft vendors. Entertainment includes Zenshin Daiko Drummers at 9:30 a.m.; Stephanie Pszyk of Wild Rose at 10:05 a.m.; Na Kamali'i O Ke Akua at 10:30 a.m.; Sheldon Brown and Friends at 11:30 a.m.; Homestead at 12:30 p.m.; Halau Na Lei Kaumaka O'uka, kumu hula Napua Makua and Kahulu Maluo with special guest Hulu Lindsey at 1:30 p.m.; and in-house entertainers at 2:30 p.m. The hospital is at 100 Keokea Place, Kula. For more information, visit www.kula.hhsc.org or call 878-1221.
FESTIVALS OF ALOHA CONTINUES
The 2010 Festivals of Aloha, Maui Nui Style continues with free events at Four Seasons Resort Lana'i, The Lodge at Koele. Niihau shell-making, lauhala-making and coconut-weaving craft lessons will be offered from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. See Friday and Saturday's listings for more information.