THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 30
KAHUMOKU TO JAM AT FESTIVALS OF ALOHA
Grammy and Na Hoku award-winning artist George Kahumoku Jr. will perform songs from his new CD, "Practicing Aloha," during a Festivals of Aloha event from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at Mala Wailea Restaurant in Wailea Marriott Resort & Spa. The event, "Practice Aloha," features poke demonstrations by celebrity chefs and free sampling with a Festivals of Aloha 2010 ribbon. The festivals celebrate pageantry, parades, street parties, concerts and family activities that span the islands of Maui County. For more information, visit www.festivalsofaloha.com.
George Kahumoku Jr. will share songs from his new CD, “Practicing Aloha,” on Thursday at the Festivals of Aloha in Wailea.
IRATION IS COMING TO WEST SIDE ON OCT. 9
Tickets are now on sale for one of Hawaii’s favorite roots-rock-reggae bands, Iration, geared up to play at 2 p.m. Oct. 9 at Hard Rock Cafe in Lahaina. Iration’s members hail from Hawaii but formed the band in California, and now boast of a big following in both states and beyond. All ages are welcome; general admission is $22. For more information or to buy tickets, visit Local Motion islandwide, Requests Music in Wailuku, and West Side Vibes and Hard Rock Cafe in Lahaina. Or go online to: www.bampproject. com or www.groovetickets.com
Mustaches are in the mix at a recent LAB karaoke/theme contest.
COCO ROBICHEAUX SET TO KICK OFF FILM FEST
Coco Robicheaux will play at Kihei's Stella Blues during its Supper Club from 6 to 9 p.m. Dinner and show is $60; show-only is $30. The performance will kick off the eighth annual MauiFEST Hawaii Hana Film Festival, which continues through Saturday. For more information, see Maui Beat on Page 3 or call 874-3779.
DONNA DE LORY WILL MAKE HER MACC DEBUT
Donna De Lory, who has toured and recorded with Madonna for decades, will stop on Maui at 7 p.m. 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, visit www.mauiarts.org.
MAUI SLAM POETRY TO 'SCHOOL' PARTICIPANTS
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. 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.
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 1
GOMEGA WILL ROCK WAILUKU FIRST FRIDAY
What better way to celebrate Requests Music's 20-year anniversary than to have local band Gomega rock the stage at Wailuku's monthly block party? The group will play during First Friday from 6 to 8 p.m. on Market Street. Also, the night will be packed with food, entertainment and other activities. Check out Music by Gene & Shea Argel near Cafe O'Lei; The Awakening Band at Wailuku Banyan Tree Park; a poetry slam at Gallerie Ha; and a free screening of "Rocky Horror Picture Show" at 8:30 p.m.at the Historic Iao Theater. For more information, call 878-1888 or e-mail 1stFridayWailuku@gmail.com.
MEET THE FILMMAKERS BEHIND THE HANA FEST
The MauiFEST Hawaii Hana Film Festival will offer live music and a meet-and-greet opportunity with artists and filmmakers from 7 to 10 p.m. Friday at Hotel Hana- Maui. For more information, visit www.MauiFEST.net or see Movies on Page 6.
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 2
HANA FILM FEST FULL OF MOVIES AND MORE
The MauiFEST Hawaii Hana Film Festival continues and will feature local films and music by Coco Robicheaux, Hubie Vigreux, Brother Noland, Calvin Hoe, Benny Uyetake, CJ Boom Helekah and others from 3 to 11 p.m. Saturday at Hana Bay. Also, stop by the hula demonstrations, Hawaiian workshops, food booths and local arts and crafts vendors. See Friday's listing.
WILLIE K, PINKTOBER AT HARD ROCK CAFE
Willie K will perform as part of "Pinktober" at 9:30 p.m. Saturday at Hard Rock Cafe on Front Street in Lahaina. Tickets to the 21-and-older show are $12 at the door. Hard Rock International's Pinktober campaign, is an annual drive to raise awareness and funds for breast cancer research. For more information, call 667-7400.
MOTH WILL MOVE YOU AT STELLA BLUES SHOW
Stella's Late Night Series presents Moth, with performances by Minor Setback and special guest, at 10 p.m. Concert is $10. For more information, see the Mauians rock on video at www.youtube.com/ mothmaui or call Stella Blues at 874-3779.
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 3
CAPTURE ESSENCE OF SIMON & GARFUNKEL
A.J. Swearingen and Jonathan Beedle will recreate groovy memories of legendary duo Simon & Garfunkel in a 7:30 p.m. concert at Maui Arts & Cultural Center's Castle Theater. For more information and ticket prices, see Maui Beat on Page 3 or visit www.mauiarts.org.
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 5
Haui's Life's A Beach will take you back to the '80s with its weekly karaoke and theme costume contest from 5 p.m. to midnight at the Kihei club. Drink specials, hilarious attire and sounds that can only come from karaoke abound. LAB Girl Shay will host, and prizes will be given for winners. For more information, call LAB at 891-8010.