FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 2
DANCE TO MARTY DREAD AT SEA
Dance over the silky Pacific sea to local island music by reggae star Marty Dread on Pacific Whale Foundation's Island Rhythms Sunset Cruise. It departs from Maalaea Harbor at 5:30 p.m. The weekly sunset cruise includes an array of appetizers, plus Maui Brewing Co. beer, wine and tropical well drinks, as well as sodas, water and juices. Marty Dread gets everyone up and dancing to reggae, pop and rock favorites during the two-hour, all-ages trip. Cost is $59.95 and $39.95 for children. Book online at www.pacificwhale.org and save 10 percent. For reservations, call 249-8811, ext. 1.
David Kamakahi | Ulupalakua
photo by Jazz Alley TV / MauiFEST Hawai‘i
DEJA VU TO DEBUT AT WAILUKU 1ST FRIDAY
It's not a figment of the imagination: The newly formed Deja Vu band will make its debut at Wailuku First Friday. The five former leaders of dance bands, including Gilbert Emata, Tarvin Makia, Mitch Hazama, Earl Apo Jr., Mark Sato and Alan Pascua, will get the crowd going at the Maui Thing stage, along with performances by HIRIZ. Market Street will shut down from 6 to 9 p.m. to transform into the biggest block party on the island, stacked with food, entertainment, merchants and more. Other First Friday performers include Makaha Sons, with Kaniala Mosoe opening; Gene Argel and Ohana; Joel Katz steel guitar, DJ Sid and others. The festival is dedicated to Kraig Vickers; a memorial fund collection for his wife and children will be held at a First Friday booth. For details, find Wailuku First Friday on Facebook.
'SOCIAL SECURITY' OPENS AT PROARTS
ProArts' "Social Security" opens at 7:30 tonight at its Kihei playhouse at the Azeka Shopping Center, 1280 S. Kihei Road. For details, see Backstage.
MAKAHA SONS KICK OFF ISLE FESTIVALS
The Makaha Sons will kick off two months of The Festivals of Aloha, Maui Nui Style, an annual series of evens that celebrates Hawaiian heritage with royal pageantry, parades, street parties, concerts and family activities hosted on each of the islands of Maui Nui. The award-winning group, with Louis "Moon" Kauakahi on six-string guitar, John Koko on upright acoustic bass and Jerome Koko on 12-string guitar, will take center stage at 7:30 p.m. at Wailuku First Friday. Ikaika Blackburn will open. The Festivals of Aloha continue next weekend with events in Central and West Maui; on Lanai from Sept. 23 to 25; on Molokai from Oct. 13 to 15; and in Hana from Oct. 15 to 22. For details, schedule and prices, visit www.festivalsofaloha.com
JENNY KERR BAND TO PLAY AT STELLA'S
The Jenny Kerr Band will play at 9:30 p.m. at Stella Blues in Kihei, with the Kihei Cowboys opening. For details, see Maui Beat.
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 3
'SOCIAL SECURITY' TAKES KIHEI STAGE
ProArts' "Social Security" plays at 7:30 tonight in Kihei. For details, see Backstage.
JENNY KERR BAND PERFORMS IN PAIA
The Jenny Kerr Band takes the stage at 10 p.m. at Charley's in Paia. See Friday's listing.
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 4
COOL DAY WITH FREE 'ULUPALAKUA CARES'
Head Upcountry for the cool breezes, entertainment and food during "Ulupalakua Cares" from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Maui's Winery and Ulupalakua Ranch Store. Entry is free. Uncle Benny Uyetake will be playing jazz ukulele on the lanai of the Ulupalakua Ranch Store at 11:30 a.m. At noon, Hana's own CJ Helekahi will perform on the winery grounds. From 2 to 4 p.m. David Kamakahi and Herb Ohta Jr. will perform; Kamakahi won a Na Hoku Hanohano Award for best contemporary album in 2005 for his solo debut "Pa'ani"; Ohta won a Na Hoku award this year for best instrumental album for "'Ukulele Nahenahe." Other highlights include a walking tour of Ulupalakua's historic trees, a talk about wind energy on Maui, exhibits by local conservation groups, an array of food and free wine tastings.
JENNY KERR BAND TO PLAY AT CASANOVA
The Jenny Kerr Band plays at 2 p.m. at Mana'o Radio's Upcountry Sundays at Casanova in Makawao. See Friday's listing.
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 6
MAUI FILMMAKER MARKS DVD RELEASE
Maui native Charlene Schulenburg will hold a DVD signing from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Walmart in Kahului to celebrate the release of her film "Reach for Me." For details, see Movies.