THURSDAY, OCTOBER 21
HANA TALENT SHOW KICKS OFF AT PARK
Hana Arts will present Hana's talent show with homegrown performances and food booths from 6 to 9 p.m. at Hana Ball Park as part of the Festivals of Aloha, Maui Nui Style's culminating events. The annual festivals celebrate the county's pageantry, parades, street parties, concerts and family activities. For more information, visit www.festivalsofaloha.com or call 878-1888.
Siblings Jaedan Correll and Skyla Howard, of Waiehu, enjoy a day with family at the AKL Maui lavender farm in Kula.
J. Anthony Martinez photo
SLACK KEY MASTERS WILL DEBUT AT MACC
The new Slack Key Masters series hosted by George Kahumoku Jr. will debut with Owana Salazar as the featured artist at 7:30 p.m. at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center's McCoy Studio Theater. Tickets are $25 for general admission and $45 for VIP. For details, see Maui Beat or www.mauiarts.org.
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 22
LAHAINA PLANTATION DAYS
Celebrating Cultural Roots: Just look for the West Maui smokestack. The Pioneer Mill site surrounding the historic 225-foot-high structure on Lahainaluna Road will be grounds for a good time as the second annual Lahaina Plantation Days kick off from 5 to 10 p.m. Friday; the event continues from 4 to 10 p.m. Saturday. The two-day festivities will celebrate West Maui's plantation roots with live entertainment by Amy Gilliom, Da Braddahs, Weldon Kekauoha, Kanani Baz, Ola Hou, HWY 30, Na Palapalai, Damien Awai, An Den and the Lahaina Honolua Seniors; food booths; "Cultural Camp" activities to showcase Filipino and Chinese cultures; a brick unveiling ceremony; lighting of the smokestack; and keiki activities. General admission is $3 and keiki 5 and younger are free; special early entree between 4 and 5 p.m. Saturday is $2. Parking is free. For details, call the Lahaina Restoration Foundation, 661-3262, or visit www.lahainarestoration.org.
MHS WILL HOST NIGHT OF FUN FOR FAMILIES
Maui High School's inaugural Family Fun Night from 4:30 to 10 p.m. will feature food, games, prizes and a tradeshow in the gym. The MHS Academy of Hospitality & Travel is organizing the event. Admission and parking are free.
'ARSENIC & OLD LACE' SET FOR IAO THEATER
Maui OnStage's "Arsenic & Old Lace" by Joseph Kesselring resumes its run at 7:30 p.m. at the Historic Iao Theater in Wailuku. The evergreen comic classic features a lethal pair of sisters and their dysfunctional family. For ticket prices and details: www.mauionstage.com, 242-6969.
'THE EMPEROR'S NEW CLOTHES' IN S. MAUI
Professional Artists of the Pacific's fairy tale adaptation of "The Emperor's New Clothes" will take the stage at 7:30 p.m. at the ProArts Playhouse in Azeka Shopping Center, 1280 S. Kihei Road in Kihei. Doug Kendrick directs. The show runs to Oct. 31. Tickets are $15 for reserved seats, and $10 for floor seating. For more information, visit www.proartspacific.com. (See review in Backstage).
FESTIVALS OF ALOHA EVENTS IN EAST MAUI
Hotel Hana-Maui will feature Hawaiian arts and crafts activities throughout the day as part of the Festivals of Aloha, including demonstrations in pu (conch shell), lauhala weaving, lei making, acrylic art of Hana seascapes, paper art and more. Then, "Mikey and the Gang" will provide entertainment from 8 p.m. to close at the Hana Ranch Restaurant. No cover charge or entree fees for both events. See Thursday's listing.
DEAD KENNEDYS SET FOR FIRST MAUI SHOW
Dead Kennedys will perform at 9 p.m. at Hard Rock Cafe, 900 Front St., Lahaina. Presented by Underworld Events, the concert will open with San Jose, Calif., band Preachers That Lie and Lahaina's Minor Setback. Tickets are $35 in advance at www.groovetickets.com, the Hard Rock Cafe and islandwide Local Motion stores. For more information, see Maui Beat on Page 5.
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 23
LAHAINA PLANTATION DAYS
The two-day festivities will celebrate West Maui's plantation roots with live entertainment, food booths; "Cultural Camp" activities and more. See Friday's listing.
JOIN FALL HARVEST FUN AT LAVENDER FARM
Gather family and friends and head to AKL Maui's Fall Harvest for activities, food and entertainment cropping up at the lavender farm in Kula from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. Performances include Benny Uyetake at 10 a.m., Wild Rose at 11 a.m. and George Kahumoku Jr. at 12:30 p.m. Activities include chalk and straw art projects, a teasure hunt, face painting, a pet costume contest, a scone-eating competition, cookie decorating, a boat race and can crusher challenge, bouquet making and more. AKL Maui is at 1100 Waipoli Road. For information and activity prices, visit www.aklmaui.com or call 878-3004.
MAUI MARKETPLACE'S FREE CELEBRATION
Maui Marketplace is marking its 13-year anniversary with a free celebration from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The event will feature music by Jimmy Mac and the Kool Kats, along with performances by Maui Swing Dancers. Cupcakes and Meadow Gold Dairies ice cream will be given away while supplies last. Prizes and games will be offered, along with Halloween craft activities and an appearance by Feather Duster the Clown for the keiki.
FREE PERFORMANCES BY MUSICIANS IN HANA
The Festivals of Aloha Hawaiiana Night will feature Hawaiian culture and performances by Kaui's Hula Kahiko workshop participants and Hana High School's Papa Hula, CJ Helekahi & Leokane Pryor, Edith Kanaka'ole Foundation Halau O Kekuhi and Maoli from 6 to 9 p.m. at Hana Ball Park. Food booths will be available. See Friday's listing.
OKINAWAN DANCE REVUE IN WAILUKU
Nakayama Minyo Kai will hold its annual Osarai Kai dance revue at 2:30 p.m. at the Maui Okinawa Cultural Center, 668 Nukuwai Place, Wailuku. The event is free and open to the public. For details, call 242-1560.
THE GREEN, ANUHEA SHOW AT MULLIGAN'S
The Official Loyalty Launch Party is going off at 6 p.m. with a concert by The Green, Anuhea and One Inity at Mulligan's on the Blue in Wailea. Presented by Bud Light and 92.5, the show is sure to be packed. Doors open at 5 p.m. Tickets are $25 presale at Kahului's Solid Clothing, Wailuku's Requests Music, Lahaina's West Side Vibes, Kihei's Maui Mana, 808 Deli and Mulligan's.
PETER KATER TO PLAY CONCERT IN KAHULUI
Multi-Grammy-nominated keyboardist Peter Kater will present a concert and multimedia event at 6 p.m. at the Spar Street Gallery in Kahului. For more information, see Maui Beat.
HAL SPARKS WILL BE FEATURED IN W. MAUI
The Maui Celebrity Series will feature "Queer as Folk" star Hal Sparks for a night of comedy at 9 p.m. at Lahaina Theatre. The show will highlight special guests Chino La Forge and DJ Aggressive Cane Spider and will be hosted by Janelle LeBlanc, with a special appearance by series producer Brian Evans. For tickets and more information, see Backstage or call 876-7973.
GET 'CHICKEN SKIN' FROM KATHY COLLINS
Maui Academy of Performing Arts will present "Chicken Skin Stories," an evening of spooky tales told by Kathy Collins and her doppelganger, Tita, at 7:30 p.m. at Queen Ka'ahumanu Center's Steppingstone Playhouse. Tickets are $15, available at the center's customer service kiosk or by phone at 244-8760. The show is "not for the faint of heart" or children younger than 10. For details, visit mauiacademy.org.
'ARSENIC & OLD LACE' SHOW AT IAO THEATER
Maui OnStage's "Arsenic & Old Lace" continues at 7:30 p.m. at the Historic Iao Theater in Wailuku. See Friday's listing.
'THE EMPEROR'S NEW CLOTHES' CONTINUES
Professional Artists of the Pacific's "The Emperor's New Clothes" continues at 4 and 7:30 p.m. at the ProArts Playhouse in Azeka Shopping Center, Kihei. See Friday's listing.
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 24
'THE EMPEROR'S NEW CLOTHES' AT PROARTS
Professional Artists of the Pacific's "The Emperor's New Clothes" continues at 1 and 4 p.m. at Kihei's ProArts Playhouse. See Friday's listing.
MATINEE SHOW FOR 'ARSENIC & OLD LACE'
Maui OnStage's "Arsenic & Old Lace" continues with a performance at 3 p.m. at the Historic Iao Theater in Wailuku. See Friday's listing.
'CHICKEN SKIN' TALES AT STEPPINGSTONE
"Chicken Skin Stories" with Kathy Collins and Tita will be performed at 5 p.m. at Queen Ka'ahumanu Center's Steppingstone Playhouse. See Saturday's listing.
UPCOUNTRY PLAZA TO OFFER SPOOKY STUFF
Upcountry band Maui Pranksters will be performing during an evening of spooky festivities from 6 to 9 p.m. at Makawao Plaza. Halloween activities for keiki, a mini-scare room, local produce and flowers, shave ice, healing booths, a hula hoop contest and a scariest Halloween costume competition with $100 cash prize will be offered. The Makawao Plaza is located on Baldwin Avenue, across from Rodeo General Store. For details, e-mail info@mauioceanspa. com or call 572-7482.
MONDAY, OCTOBER 25
HALLOWEEN BALL AT MAUI BEACH HOTEL
Hawaii Ballroom Dance Association will host a Halloween Ball starting at 6 p.m. Monday at the Maui Beach Hotel's Elleair Ballroom. Tickets are $35 pre-sale and at the door, which includes light refreshments and a costume contest. For more information, call Lydia Dela Cruz at 244-3263.