THURSDAY, OCTOBER 28
NIGHT OF COSTUMES, POETRY TO GET HEATED
Something wild and wicked this way comes. The Maui Erotica Slam Poetry & Costume Ball at 9:30 tonight at Casanova in Makawao will heat up as poets, spoken-word artists, emcees and actors will perform original, erotic performance poetry of three minutes or less in a competition for $100 in cash. Cover is $10. Props and costumes are allowed, and poets must sign up at the door by 9:30 p.m. to participate. Other features include a Dirty Dance Party with DJ Sweetbeats, visuals by Douglas DeBoer, Vamp Tramp Burlesque acts, late-night costume parades and more. For details too juicy for print, visit www.mauislam.com.
Poet Rachel Deboer performs with Maui Slam Poetry
Jessica Pearl photo
The Neverminds will rock Charley’s in Paia during a concert starting at 9:30 p.m. Friday.
Angelina Hills photo
Ram Dass’ “Be Here Now” has sold more than 2 million copies.
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 29
'THE EMPEROR'S NEW CLOTHES' IN S. MAUI
During its last weekend, 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. Tickets are $15 for reserved seats, and $10 for floor seating. For details, visit www.proartspacific.com.
PATRICK BALL WILL PERFORM AT MACC
Celtic harpist Patrick Ball will perform at 7:30 p.m. in the Maui Arts & Cultural Center's McCoy Studio Theater. Tickets are $25, ($12.50 for kids 12 and younger) plus applicable fees, available from the MACC box office, 242-7469, or www.mauiarts.org. For details, see Maui Beat.
HANAIALI'I, PETERSON IN STELLA BLUES SHOW
Amy Hanaiali'i and Jeff Peterson will perform during the Stella Blues Supper Club from 6 to 9 p.m. Dinner and show costs $60; show-only costs $30. Reservations are required. For details, call 874-3779 or see Maui Beat.
NEVERMINDS TO PLAY FAVORITES IN PAIA
The Neverminds will get Charley's in Paia going at 9:30 p.m. Friday with live tunes from the Clash, the Vines, the Killers, the Raconteurs, MGMT, Franz Ferdinand, Kings of Leon, Ramones, Green Day, Modest Mouse, Weezer, Oasis, Pixies, Cracker, Harvey Danger, Sublime, Elvis Costello, Cheap Trick, Supergrass, Lenny Kravitz and the Sex Pistols. Cover charge is $5.
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 30
ENTERTAINMENT AT WRITERS CONFERENCE
Entertainment by Bentley Kalaway, Lani Starr and Marge Hart will be provided during the inaugural Maui Writers and Marketing Conference from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. at Maui Tropical Plantation in Wailuku. Presented by Great Maui Events, authors include Wayne Dyer, Harold Bloomfield, Joseph Sugarman, Alan Cohen, DC Cordova, Jacob Liberman, Ayin Adams, Jill Engledow and Starr. The plantation is located at 1670 Honoapiilani Highway. For cost and more information, visit www.greatmauievents.com.
'MAGIC OF FRIENDSHIP' AT STEPPINGSTONE
"The Magic of Friendship," part of MAPA's fall educational theater tour, will take the stage at 10:30 a.m. at the Steppingstone Playhouse at Queen Ka'ahumanu Center. Tickets are $4. For more information, see Backstage on Page 5.
'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.
STELLA SUPPER CLUB WITH TOP MUSICIANS
Amy Hanaiali'i and Jeff Peterson will perform during Stella Blues Supper Club from 6 to 9 p.m. Dinner and show costs $60; show-only costs $30. Reservations are required. See Friday's listing.
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 31
MAPA'S CHILDREN'S SHOW TO PLAY AGAIN
"The Magic of Friendship," part of MAPA's fall educational theater tour, will take the stage at 2 p.m. at the Steppingstone Playhouse at Queen Ka'ahumanu Center. Tickets are $4. See Saturday's listing.
'BE HERE NOW' WITH RAM DASS IN HAIKU
Celebrate the 40th anniversary of Ram Dass' "Be Here Now" at 3 p.m. Sunday at The Studio Maui in Haiku. Music, meditation, contemplation, insights and prasad will highlight the event. Food and beverages by Monsoon Indian Restaurant, Coconut Bliss, Maui Kombucha and Sym Blue Ology will be offered during the celebration. In 1970, Ram Dass' "Be Here Now" became the counter-culture bible for thousands of young people seeking enlightenment. It was a bridge, written in colloquial language, from the psychedelic '60s to Eastern spirituality with more than 2 million copies sold. Ram Dass will be joined by Saul David Raye and Lei'ohu Ryder at the Haiku event. Suggested donation is $15, with a portion of proceeds going to the "Be Here Now for Studio Maui Fund." For more information, call 575-9390 or visit www.thestudiomaui.com.
'THE EMPEROR'S NEW CLOTHES' FINAL SHOWS
Final performances of Professional Artists of the Pacific's "The Emperor's New Clothes" are slated for 1 and 4 p.m. at Kihei's ProArts Playhouse. See Friday's listing.