THURSDAY, AUGUST 25
MACC SOLO SESSIONS WITH BEN VERDERY
Ben Verdery performs tonight at 7:30 in Solo Sessions in the Maui Arts & Cultural Center's McCoy Studio Theater. For details, see Maui Beat.
OLD SCHOOL NIGHT | KAHULUI
FRIDAY, AUGUST 26
PAIA'S BUZZING FOR FOURTH FRIDAY
The north shore beach town of Paia will be all abuzz with art, entertainment, shopping and food during its monthly Fourth Friday from 6 to 9 p.m. Stroll the sandy streets to check out artists at Maui Crafts Guild, Maui Hands, Turnbull Fine Art; music at Moana Caf, Grace Beauty and Agua De Flora and Northshore Pilates; and shopping specials, fashion shows and refreshments at other stores and restaurants throughout Paia. See www.paiamaui.com for a list of events.
LANAI SLACK KEY GUITAR FEST STARTS
The two-day inaugural Lanai Slack Key Guitar Festival kicks off tonight with free performances by Grammy and Na Hoku Hanohano award winners at The Four Seasons Resorts Lanai. Tonight's concert runs from 6 to 9 p.m. at Manele Bay. See Maui Beat.
AMERICA PLAYS AT CASTLE THEATER
America performs at 7:30 p.m. at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center's Castle Theater. See Maui Beat.
DIVAS NIGHT OUT AT WAILEA'S SPA GRANDE
Divas need to de-stress, too, and Divas Night Out at Grand Wailea's Spa Grande makes it easy. "Spalicious" from 8 to 10 p.m. includes two-hour exclusive access to Spa Grand's hydrotherapy circuit, chocolate minispa treatments, "sinful" desserts, a petite goodie bag and a fashion fair. Cost is $60 per "diva;" girls 6 to 12 are $30 and must be accompanied by an adult. Leave the boys home and call 875-1234, ext. 4949 to reserve space.
THE GROOVE'S GONNA GETYA AT MAUI BEACH
Get down on the dance floor and show that disco groove dies hard during Old School Night at the Maui Beach Hotel in Kahului. Favorites from the '70s and '80s will be played from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m., and the beat will be hard to deny. Cover is $5. For details, call Maui Beach at 872-9301.
THE NEVERMINDS ARE BACK IN TOWN
The Neverminds, one of Maui's most rockin' cover bands, return to Charley's in Paia for a concert at 10 p.m. The band features Andy Church on vocals and guitar, Nils Rosenblad on lead guitar, Dave Vickers on bass and Shawn Coullahan on drums. Crowd-favorite covers will come from MGMT, The Black Keys, The Smashing Pumpkins, Buzzcocks, The White Strips, Foo Fighters, Blink-182, Bloodhound Gang, Franz Ferdinand, Modest Mouse, U2, The Killers, The Raconteurs, The Ramones, Oasis, Cracker, Cheap Trick, Nirvana, Lenny Kravitz and The Sex Pistols. Tickets are $10 at the door.
SATURDAY, AUGUST 27
SLACK KEY FESTIVAL CONTINUES ON LANAI
The Lanai Slack Key Guitar Festival continues with free music performances at The Lodge at Koele from 3 to 7 p.m. today. A Slack Key Java Jam with Kevin Brown at Coffee Works will be held 9 to 11 a.m.; and Benny Uyetake will play at Caf 565 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. See Friday's listing.
EFFORT BEHIND NIGHT OF ENTERTAINMENT
Enjoy entertainment for an important effort. Live music, dancing, a silent auction and more will benefit Keep Hawaiian Islands Beautiful, whose mission is to improve the environment and preserve the beauty of Hawaii, during an event from 4:30 to 10 p.m. at Maui Arts & Cultural Center's pavilion. The night features a screening of Maui's award-winning comedy "Get a Job" at 6:30 p.m. at Castle Theater. For details, see Movies.
OMAR & SOULTONES IN E. MAUI CONCERT
Dance the night away to the sounds of Omar & the Soultones, with their signature soul, R&B, funk and old-time favorites, from 7 to 10 p.m. at Helene Hall, Hana Bay. Presented by Hana Arts, the concert is $5 at the door; refreshments and nonalcoholic drinks will be sold. All proceeds go to support Hana Arts, a community-based nonprofit.
LAHAINA GATEWAY'S FREE MOVIE NIGHT
Don't miss out on free entertainment for the whole family with Lahaina Gateway's Outdoor Movie Nights, featuring a vintage Hawaiian-style cartoon at 7:15 p.m. followed by a full-length docu-drama released in 2010 at 7:30 p.m. Titles of the films are on Lahaina Gateway's website and Facebook and Twitter pages. Both family-friendly films will be screened in the outdoor mini-theater in the center's patio area. Restaurants are offering dinner specials and samplings. For details, www.lahainagateway.com.