THURSDAY, OCTOBER 7
GET TO KNOW JAKE SHIMABUKURO
It may seem difficult to catch up with globe-trotting, lightning-fast ukulele superstar Jake Shimabukuro. But the atmosphere created by the Maui Arts & Cultural Center's new Solo Sessions is exactly the opposite: Hawaii's own Shimabukuro will perform and talk story on a comfortable, accessible level in the McCoy Studio Theater, starting at 7:30 p.m. Thursday (tonight) and Friday. The series offers an avenue for participants to see Hawaii's stars in a new light, getting an up-close-and-personal perspective on the performers. On a recent tour to Japan, the ukulele virtuoso gave a performance at the U.S. Embassy that inspired praise from Tokyo Embassy Deputy Chief of Mission James P. Zumwalt: "Jake told us that his music stems from a universal language that transcends different cultures We thought he makes a wonderful cultural ambassador for the United States as well as for his native state of Hawaii." Don't miss a chance to catch up with the "Favorite Entertainer" of the 2010 Na Hoku Hanohano Awards and hear of other news from around the world and at home. Tickets are $25 for general admission and $45 for VIP with artist meet-an-greet opportunity, plus applicable fees. Pre-show dinner will be offered by AK's Cafe. For more information, visit www.mauiarts.org or call the MACC box office at 242-7469.
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Iration knows how to reggae the rock: The popular Hawaii band will play two shows Saturday
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FREE SHOWING OF 'TWO ANGRY MOMS'
The Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary will team up with Whole Foods Market to host a free screening of the documentary film "Two Angry Moms" at 6 p.m. at the marine sanctuary's Kihei location, 726 S. Kihei Road. The film follows two mothers who follow the trail of their children's school lunches to take on the U.S. school food giants. Whole Foods Market will provide light refreshments and cooking tips. For more information, call Bo Petty, 879-2818 ext. 22.
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 8
CRUZ, HUTCHINSON AT SUPPER CLUB
John Cruz, with bassist "Hutch" Hutchinson, will play during Stella Blues Supper Club from 6 to 9 p.m. Dinner and show costs $60; show only costs $30. For more information, see Maui Beat on Page 3.
INDIA'S DANCE AND MUSIC UPCOUNTRY
"Dhvani: Music & Dance of India" comes to Montessori Auditorium, 2933 Baldwin Ave., Makawao, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $15 online at www.talarecords.com or at the door based on availability. For more information, call 573-0374.
'ARSENIC & OLD LACE' OPENING AT IAO
Maui OnStage presents the opening of "Arsenic & Old Lace" by Joseph Kesselring at 7:30 p.m. at the Historic Iao Theater in Wailuku. For more information, see Backstage on Page 5 or visit www.mauionstage.com.
7 WALKERS TO PERFORM AT CHARLEY'S
Mauidawgz presents two back-to-back shows of 7 Walkers, Grateful Dead drummer Bill Kreutzmann's new band. The band will perform at Charley's at 9 p.m. Tickets are $30 in advance at www.mauidawgz.com. For more information, see Maui Beat on Page 3.
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 9
SECOND SATURDAY ART, FUN FOR KEIKI
Maui Thing store and art hub in Wailuku wants to help your children get Halloween ready with its Second Saturday Art, free art activities for keiki, from 10 a.m. to noon at 7 N. Market St. The theme is Halloween, and Maui Thing staff will offer guidance on trick-or-treat bags, pumpkin patch mural painting, fun with clay and "going batty" bat-making activities. For more information, call Maui Thing at 249-0215 or visit www.mauithing.com.
IRATION WILL REGGAE-ROCK WEST SIDE
Popular new roots reggae band Iration will play two shows at Hard Rock Caf in Lahaina. An all-ages concert will start at 3 p.m.; the 21-and-older show will begin at 9 p.m. The Throwdowns will open. Tickets are $20. For more information or to buy tickets, visit www.bampproject.com; groovetickets.com; Local Motion surf shops islandwide; West Side Vibes; Hard Rock; and Requests Music. See Maui Beat on Page 4.
IT'S OKTOBERFEST - ISLE STYLE AT 'UMALU
Hyatt Regency Maui Resort and Spa's 'Umalu will celebrate its two-year anniversary with Oktoberfest - Island-Style from 4 p.m. to 1 a.m. at the poolside restaurant, 200 Nohea Kai Drive, Lahaina. Maui band "Nuff Said" will play. The festivities will include happy hour specials, door prizes, beer stations, an island-and-German-style "grinds" buffet and a late-light menu. For more information, call the resort at 661-1234.
7 WALKERS BAND WILL PLAY AT PAIA GARDENS
Legendary Grateful Dead drummer Bill Kreutzmann's new band 7 Walkers will play an all-ages show at Paia Gardens at 4 p.m. See Friday's listing.
CRUZ, HUTCHINSON TO PERFORM AT STELLA
John Cruz, with bassist "Hutch" Hutchinson, will play during Stella Blues Supper Club from 6 to 9 p.m. See Friday's listing.
GET LOL-ING AT MACC WITH CHRIS FRANJOLA
Be among the first to LOL. The Maui Arts & Cultural Center's inaugural Laugh Out Loud show will bring Long Island, N.Y., writer-comedian Chris Franjola to McCoy Studio Theater at 7:30 p.m. Saturday for the first performance in a series that will feature some of the nation's hottest comedians. Franjola, who has been working in Los Angeles for the past 12 years, has a lengthy list of comedy credentials, which includes writing for TV shows "Comedy Guy" on TBS and FOX and the original "Chelsea Handler Show" on E!. The jack of all trades also performs regularly on "Chelsea Lately." Tickets are $25 for general admission and $45 for VIP seating, with a post-show meet-and-greet opportunity, plus applicable fees. Pre-show dinner will be offered by BALE French Sandwich & Bakery. For more information, visit www.mauiarts.org or call the box office at 242-7469.
'ARSENIC & OLD LACE' WILL CONTINUE AT IAO
Maui OnStage's "Arsenic & Old Lace" by Joseph Kesselring continues at 7:30 p.m. at the Historic Iao Theater in Wailuku. See Friday's listing.
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 10
MATINEE SHOWING FOR 'ARSENIC & OLD LACE'
Maui OnStage's "Arsenic & Old Lace" by Joseph Kesselring continues with a matinee performance at 3 p.m. at the Historic Iao Theater in Wailuku. See Friday's listing.
MONDAY, OCTOBER 11
'DA NO CAR GARAGE' IS ONE-NIGHT ONLY AT IAO
Taking Stories & Maui OnStage present the free performance of "Da No Car Garage" by T. Ilihia Gionson at 6:30 p.m. at the Historic Iao Theater in Wailuku. "Three braddahs face the most catastrophic of calamities: a lack of poke, the delicacy that is a requirement of any local party," according to a show synopsis. Directed by Kealiiwahine Gormley, the cast includes Cyndi Mayo Davis, Kepa Cabanilla-Aricayos, Mike Gormley, Shakey Boteilho and Stacey Moniz. The show is part of Maui OnStage's ONO series, "One Night Only" of free play readings, concerts, comedy nights and poetry slams on the second Monday of each month. For more information, visit www.mauionstage.com
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 13
FUNKY, SMOOTH JAZZ WITH SLAM IN S. MAUI
Slam featuring David Choy will get Kihei's Stella Blues going from 7 to 10 p.m. with its funky, smooth jazz sounds. The no-cover show is every Wednesday. For details, visit www.stellablues.com or call 874-3779.