THURSDAY, JUNE 23
OPENING NIGHT FOR 'ARISTOCATS, KIDS'
Maui Academy of Performing Arts' "Aristocats, Kids" opens at 7 tonight at the Steppingstone Playhouse in Queen Ka'ahumanu Center. For details, see Backstage.
‘OLD SCHOOL NIGHT’ / MAUI BEACH HOTEL
VINCE ESQUIRE BAND / MONTESSORI SCHOOL
Vince Esquire Band photo courtesy of the artist.
JEWELRY BY WAI EA / TIMBA’S NIGHTCLUB
Wai Ea model Tasida Thompson photo by Haren Soril.
KATHY COLLINS / MAUI OKINAWAN FESTIVAL
Kathy Collins photo from Maui News archives.
JEWELRY, FASHION, MORE AT TIMBA'S
Wai Ea, Maui beach jewelry, clothing and accessories, will show off its latest looks during Models & Bottles II, an art, music and fashion event, tonight at Timba's Nightclub in Lahaina. Presented by JussLoveLife.com, the show features DJs N8 Castro and ScottEd, along with body painting by Rachel Deboer, a live photo shoot with male and female models, a silent auction and more. Cost is $15; doors open at 9:30 p.m. For details, visit jusslovelife.com.
FRIDAY, JUNE 24
OBON FESTIVAL KICKS OFF AT KAHULUI JODO
Kahului Jodo Mission will hold its obon festival this weekend, starting with a service at 7 p.m. Bon dancing will follow, with a performance by Maui Taiko. Food concessions will include plate lunch, laulau, chow fun, shave ice and more. Kahului Jodo Mission is located at 325 Laau St. near Maui High School.
MAPA PERFORMANCE: 'ARISTOCATS, KIDS'
Maui Academy of Performing Arts' "Aristocats, Kids" takes the stage at 7 p.m. at the Steppingstone Playhouse in Queen Ka'ahumanu Center. See Thursday's listing.
EBB & FLOW ARTS TO PRESENT FREE SHOW
Ebb & Flow Arts presents its free "Multimedia Marathon" at 7:30 p.m. at the Seabury Hall Performing Arts Center. For details, see Maui Beat.
OLD SCHOOL NIGHT GETS DANCE GOING
Get your groove on with Maui Beach Hotel's "Old School Night" from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. at the Kahului hotel. Dancing - and maybe even sequins - will hit the dance floor when favorites from the '70s and '80s hit the speakers. Cover is $5. For details, 872-9301, www.mauibeachhotel.net.
RABBIT AND THE PROPERS AT STELLA'S
Go retro with Rabbit and the Propers during a late-night show at Stella Blues Cafe in Kihei. The party marks Jessica Rabbit's birthday blowout and will feature DJ Jay P. Cover is $5 and doors open at 9 p.m.; "Proper" attire encouraged. For details, visit www.stellablues.com.
SATURDAY, JUNE 25
MAUI OKINAWAN FEST STARTS AT MAUI MALL
Get an authentic Okinawan experience during the Maui Okinawan Festival from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Maui Mall, featuring isle-favorite and funny woman Kathy Collins as emcee. With the theme of "Hashi Kakiin" (Building Bridges), the free fest, presented by The Maui Okinawan Kenjin Kai and co-sponsor Maui Mall, will feature Okinawan music and dance performed by homegrown talent, as well as Oahu-based performers. Taiko and sanshin players, as well as martial arts demonstration, will also take the stage. Cultural, historical and educational displays, a craft fair, photo taking and lots of food will be offered. For details, call 242-1560.
'ARISTOCATS, KIDS' TAKES THE STAGE
Maui Academy of Performing Arts' "Aristocats, Kids" plays at 5 and 7 p.m. at the Steppingstone Playhouse in Queen Ka'ahumanu Center. See Thursday's listing.
OBON FEST WITH FOOD AND DANCING SLATED
Kahului Jodo Mission will hold its obon festival starting with a service at 7 p.m.; bon dancing will follow. See Friday's listing.
VINCE ESQUIRE, JERRY CAIRES IN CONCERT
The Vince Esquire Band, Jerry Caires Jr. Band and Maui Underground will take the stage during a benefit concert from 6:30 to 10 p.m. at Montessori School of Maui in Makawao. The show, for adults 21 and older, will raise funds for the children's tuition assistance program. Cost is $20 presale and $25 at the door. Food and refreshments will be available. For details, www.momi.org/ 654682.ihtml, 573-0374.
SUNDAY, JUNE 26
KI HO'ALU GUITAR FEST BACK AT MACC
The 20th Maui Ki Ho'alu Guitar Festival returns to the Maui Arts & Cultural Center Yokouchi Pavilion and A&B Amphitheater from 1 to 7 p.m., and the show - featuring Brother Noland, George Kahumoku, Jr., Dennis Kamakahi, Makana, Jeff Peterson, Keoki Kahumoku, Michael Kaawa, John Keawe, Bobby Moderow, Walter Keale, Stephen Inglis, Paul Togioka, Pekelo, HAPA, Kevin & Ikaika Brown and LT Smooth - won't cost concertgoers; event entry is free. For details, see Maui Beat.
'ARISTOCATS, KIDS' PERFORMANCES SET
"Aristocats, Kids," a performance by Maui Academy of Performing Arts, shows at 2 and 4 p.m. at the Steppingstone Playhouse in Queen Ka'ahumanu Center. See Thursday's listing.