THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 23
HANDS PERCUSSION TEAM AT THE MACC
The young multicultural percussion artists with the Hands Percussion Team will drum up an energetic performance during "The Stomp! of Drumming" at 7:30 p.m. at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center's Castle Theater. Tickets are $12, $25, $32 and half-price for children 12 and younger, plus applicable fees. For more information or to buy tickets, call the MACC box office at 242-7469 or visit www.mauiarts.org.
There’s little rest for the touring Ataris — Bryan Nelson, Kris Roe, Jacob Dwiggins, Aaron Glass — who will make a stop Saturday at Hard Rock Cafe in Lahaina.
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The 2009 Hula Grill Kaanapali’s Youth Ukulele Players Contest participants are shown. This year’s competition will start at 10 a.m. Saturday at the West Maui grill.
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FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 24
FESTIVALS OF ALOHA: 'HOME GROWN HAWAII'
The Festivals of Aloha, Maui Nui Style, a celebration of local pageantry, parades, street parties, concerts and family activities, continues with "Home Grown - Hawaii," a keiki hula show, cultural demonstrations and healthy food celebration from 4 to 7:30 p.m. at Maui Mall. For more information, call 870-7546 or 268-9285. For a schedule of 2010 Festivals of Aloha events, visit www.festivalsofaloha.com.
ENTERTAINMENT IS UP LATE AT FINAL FRIDAY
Stay up late, search for special deals and soak in the entertainment at Paia's "Final Friday" celebration, starting at 6 p.m. Presented by the Paia Merchants Association, the north shore town will come to life as the restaurants, cafes, boutiques, retail shops, art galleries and salons keep their doors open late to welcome participants with special features. A free hula show from 6 to 7 p.m. outside of the Green Banana Cafe and Frozen Yogurt Bar will kick off the evening. Live entertainment, gallery demonstrations and other events will be held throughout the evening. For more information on the Paia Town Final Friday, e-mail Paia Merchants Association President Dean Wong at firstname.lastname@example.org.
LARRY CARLTON TRIO AT CASTLE THEATER
Jazz fusion, blues, rock and pop guitarist Larry Carlton will perform at 7:30 p.m. at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center's Castle Theater. Tickets to the Larry Carlton Trio show are $12, $28, $38, plus applicable fees. For more information, see Maui Beat on Page 4 or visit www.mauiarts.org.
MARK CALENDARS FOR 'ZEPTEMBER' CONCERT
Didn't you know? It's "Zeptember: An Epic Tribute to Rock and Roll's Greatest Band" at 9 p.m. at Wailea's Mulligans on the Blue. The show will feature the Vince Esquire Band, with a cast of guitarists and vocalists, including Tom Conway, Vince Esquire, Kaulana Kanekoa, Kanoa Kukaua, Jessica Rabbit, Joette Burke, Mary Jane Babashoff, Nils Rosenblad, Phil Ellison, Chris Sendry, Erin Smith, Murray Thorne, Pete Sebastian, Kahala, Cheryl Rae, Halemanu Villiarimo and others. Cost is $10 in advance and $15 at the door; doors open at 8:30 p.m. A portion of the proceeds will help the medical expenses of Maui Time Weekly's Anu Yagi. For more information, see Maui Beat on Page 4 or visit Mulligan's at www.mulligansontheblue.com.
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 25
LIVE ENTERTAINMENT, MORE AT KULA FEST
The 28th annual St. John's Kula Festival from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. will feature live entertainment, food, Kula produce, plants, baked goods, a wide variety of crafters, children's games and a silent auction. A performance by award-winning musician George Kahumoku Jr. at 2 p.m. is the highlight of the festival; music and entertainment will be provided throughout the day by Hawaiian Serenaders, Liz & Glenn Gregg, Mike Kollwitz on the Chapman stick, Keaolani and SideTracks. Eric Molina will emcee. The event, at 8992 Kula Highway across from Keokea Park, is dedicated to the Rev. Heather Mueller, who is retiring from St. John's. A portion of the festival's proceeds will benefit the Upcountry Boys & Girls Club and the Hui No Ke Ola Pono, Native Hawaiian health care providers. Entry is free; donations are accepted. For more information or to donate to the auction, call 878-1485.
FESTIVALS OF ALOHA CONTINUES IN KAPALUA
The Festivals of Aloha, Maui Nui Style continues with The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua's "Jewels of the Pacific," an event that features crafters using native organics and Polynesian wellness education from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday in the lobby. "History of Falsetto" will be offered from 10 to 11 a.m. at the Hawaiian Cultural Hotel Theater; "Falsetto for Future Generations" will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. in the Salon Ballroom. The ninth annual Richard Ho'opi'i Falsetto Contest, from 6 to 10 p.m. in the ballroom, is a highlight of the event. See Friday's listing.
BAILEY HOUSE WILL HONOR MUSEUM DAY
The Bailey House Museum will honor the Smithsonian magazine's seventh annual Museum Day with free admission from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. to the museum at 2375-A Main St., Wailuku. For more information, call 244-3326 or visit www.mauimuseum.org.
HULA GRILL'S ANNUAL YOUTH UKE CONTEST
Hawaiian music enthusiasts will enjoy the sounds of Hula Grill Kaanapali's 14th annual Youth Ukulele Players Contest at 10 a.m. at the restaurant. The contest will feature keiki from kindergarten through 12th grade in solo and group divisions competing for prizes and recognition. Judging the contest will be Grammy and Na Hoku Hanohano award-winning musicians Peter DeAquino, Derrick Sebastian and Garrett Probst, all of whom are also prodigies of the contest. "Music is really the heartbeat of the Hawaiian culture, bringing families and friends together and telling the stories of our ancestors," said Orrin Cross, general manager at Hula Grill. Advance registration was required to compete. Hula Grill Kaanapali is located in Whalers Village. For details, visit www.hulagrill.com.
GARDEN TEA PARTY AT MAUI DHARMA CENTER
Live entertainment by Phil and Angela Benoit, the Keaolani Traditional Hawaiian Band and others will be showcased during the Maui Dharma Center's Garden Tea Party fundraiser at the center, 81 Baldwin Ave., Paia, from 3 to 6 p.m. The event includes high tea, light pupu, contests and door prizes. Tickets are $25. Reservations suggested. For details or to buy tickets, e-mail mauidharma@earth link.net or call 579-8076.
HULA OF MAHALA MAI AT CASTLE THEATER
Na kumu hula Napua Makua and Kahulu Maluo along with Halau Na Lei Kaumaka O Uka will offer an evening of both traditional and contemporary hula, oli (chant) and mele (song) during Mohala Mai at 5:30 p.m. at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center's Castle Theater. Tickets are $37, plus applicable fees. For more information, see Backstage on Page 5 or visit www.mauiarts.org.
THE ATARIS ARE SURE TO ROCK HARD ROCK CAFE THIS SATURDAY
Indie rock fans will be psyched for the The Ataris, set to perform at 9:30 p.m. Saturday at Hard Rock Cafe Maui on Front Street in Lahaina. The Ataris are currently touring and recording the band's forthcoming album, "The Graveyard of the Atlantic," due out later this year. The band's 15-year tenure has produced hit singles such as "In This Diary" and "Boys of Summer," a cover of Don Henley's original recording. The show is part of Hard Rock Cafe Maui's 20th anniversary celebration. Tickets are $23 in advance at www.groovetickets.com or at the Rock Shop, and $28 at the door, with partial proceeds to benefit The Sustainable Biodiesel Alliance. The show is 21 and older; doors open at 9 p.m. For more information, visit www.hardrock.com/maui or call 667-7400.
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 26
'BIG SCOOP ON THE NEWS' AT THE MACC
Get "The Big Scoop on The News" with newspaper professionals who will share their personal stories about writing, reporting and delivering all aspects of the news on Maui from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Maui Arts & Cultural Center's McCoy Studio Theater. It's part of the photography exhibition "Matthew Thayer and The Maui News:?Thirty Years of Photojournalism" in the MACC's Schaefer International Gallery. Panelists include Jill Engledow, Ilima Loomis, Chris Minford, Maizie C. Sanford, Matthew Thayer, Ron Youngblood and moderator Rick Chatenever. Admission is free. The exhibition continues through Oct. 23 during gallery hours, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday to Sunday, and before Castle Theater shows. For more information, visit the gallery link on mauiarts.org.
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 30
DONNA DE LORY WILL PERFORM AT McCOY
2010 BhaktiFest & Lilith Fair headliner Donna De Lory will perform at 7 p.m. Sept. 30 at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center's McCoy Studio Theater. Pre-show dinner will be offered by Whole Foods Market. Tickets are $22, plus applicable fees; buy one at $22 and receive the second for $12 with the Tandem Ticket Package available at the MACC box office, 242-7469. For more information, see Maui Beat on Page 4 or visit www.mauiarts.org.
HEAD 'BACK TO SCHOOL' WITH MAUI SLAM POETS
Maui Slam Poetry is calling all art freaks, band geeks, computer nerds, jocks, preps, thesbs and loners to the "Back to School Slam" at 9:30 p.m. Sept. 30 at Casanova in Makawao. Featuring music by DJ Boomshot, improv visuals by Douglas DeBoer and live fashion sketching by Miranda Sarah Viegas, the 21-and-older event will be stacked with poetry, art and dancing. Sign up to perform poetry by 9:30 p.m.; a $100 cash prize will go to the winner. No props, costumes or music can accompany slam poetry performance. Cover is $5. For more information, visit www.myspace.com/mauislam.