THURSDAY, OCT. 20
FESTIVALS OF ALOHA CULMINATE IN E. MAUI
The Festivals of Aloha, Maui Nui Style, is moving to East Maui. The annual series of events that celebrate Hawaiian heritage culminates with an activity-packed, weeklong festival in Hana, including Niu (Coconut Bowling), Ulu Maika and poi tasting events today starting at 10 a.m. at Travaasa Hana and other locations. For details, schedule and prices, visit festivalsofaloha.com.
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Festivals of Aloha • Hana
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“Sylvia” stars Jackie Shea (from left) as Sylvia, Scott Newman as Greg, Marilynn Hirashima as Kate.
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FREE SHOW BY 'SNL'S' VICTORIA JACKSON
Funnywoman Victoria Jackson, who starred for six seasons on "Saturday Night Live," will offer a night of laughs and political satire during a free show at 6:30 p.m. tonight. Presented by TEA Party Maui, the event will be held in the Garden Room of the Kalama Heights Retirement Center in Kihei. Jackson, who speaks at TEA Party events and rallies, is best known for her appearances on SNL's "Weekend Updates" with comedian and conservative talk show host, Dennis Miller.
SHEETAL GANDHI'S 'BAHU-BETI-BIWI'
Sheetal Gandhi's "Bahu-Beti-Biwi (Daughter-in-law, Daughter, Wife)" takes the Maui Arts & Cultural Center's Castle Theater stage at 7:30 tonight. For details, see Backstage.
'SYLVIA' TAKES STAGE IN KAMA'AINA NIGHT
ProArts' "Sylvia" takes the stage at 7:30 tonight in Kihei for a discounted Kama'aina Night. See Backstage..
FRIDAY, OCT. 21
OKTOBERFEST KICKS OFF AT HYATT'S UMALU
Umalu, Hyatt Regency Maui's stylish poolside restaurant, celebrates its annual Oktoberfest from 5 to 9 p.m. Enjoy food and drink specials, along with live entertainment. Capture the memories with a complimentary photo booth available through the night. Parking is complimentary. For more information, contact the Hyatt at 661-1234.
'PLAYING FOR CHANGE' SCREENS AT UH-MC
The University of Hawaii-Maui College Peace Club will present a free screening of award-winning documentary "Playing for Change - Peace Through Music" at 6 p.m. in Ka Lama 103 on campus. For details, see Movies.
FESTIVALS OF ALOHA, MAUI NUI STYLE, HANA
The culmination of Festivals of Aloha, Maui Nui Style continues with Dancing Under the Stars dance contest and live music from 6 to 10 at Hana Ball park. See Thursday's listing.
TITA LIMA'S TRIP-HOP, SAMBA-SOUL AT MACC
Brazilian singer and composer Tita Lima will bring her signature mix of samba-soul and trip-hop to the MACC's McCoy Studio Theater at 7:30 p.m. For details, see Maui Beat.
'SYLVIA' PERFORMS AT PROARTS PLAYHOUSE
ProArts' "Sylvia" plays at 7:30 p.m at its Kihei playhouse. See Thursday's listing.
CHERRY BLOSSOM CABARET IN WAILUKU
Hawaii's leading burlesque revue Cherry Blossom Cabaret will perform at 8 and 10 p.m. at the Historic Iao Theater in Wailuku. For details, see Backstage.
SATURDAY, OCT. 22
FAMILY HALLOWEEN DANCE PARTY IN KIHEI
Pack up the kids in their Halloween costumes and enjoy an evening of dancing, costume contests, glow-in-the-dark fun and entertainment by DJ Dan Weisman during Montessori Hale O Keiki school's free Family Halloween Dance Party. The event will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. at the school's North Kihei campus, 100 Kulanihakoi St. Food and drinks, hair art and tattoo booths and glow fun will be offered for sale. Proceeds will benefit the school's financial aid and education programs. For details, call 874-7441.
FESTIVALS PRESENTS HO'IKE NIGHT IN HANA
Festivals of Aloha, Maui Nui Style continues with a Ho'iki Night, featuring Hawaiian performances, poke and pohole contests, floral and lei showings, an ulu cook-off and more from 6 to 10 p.m. at Hana Ball Park. See Thursday's listing.
PROARTS' 'SYLVIA' TO TAKE THE STAGE
ProArts' "Sylvia" continues with a performance at 7:30 p.m. in Kihei. See Friday's listing.
SPEAKEASY MAUI ON CASANOVA'S STAGE
Cherry Blossom Cabaret presents Speakeasy Maui, featuring local Kit Kat Cabaret and DJ Joey The Wrench, starting at 10:30 p.m. at Casanova in Makawao; doors open at 10. For details, see Backstage.
SUNDAY, OCT. 23
OPERA FAVORITES IN KULA CONCERT
Catch opera favorites, including music by Puccini, Verdi, Donizetti, Faure, Rodrigo, Tchaikovsky and more, during "A Journey Through European Classics with Harp, Soprano & Tenor" concert at 3 p.m. at St. John's Episcopal Church in Kula. Performers include Tatyana Shapiro-Leiste, concert harp; Lisa Paulson, soprano; and special guest Russia-based artist German Stepanenko, tenor. Suggested donation is $10. See harpisttatyana. com/concerts.html.
PROARTS' 'SYLVIA' PERFORMS IN KIHEI
ProArts' "Sylvia" continues with a matinee performance at 3 p.m. in Kihei. See Friday's listing.
MAUI FILM FEST'S 'PEARL JAM 20'
Maui Film Festival's two-day CandleLight Cafe & Cinema kicks off with a screening of "Pearl Jam 20" at 7 p.m. in MACC's Castle Theater. For details, see Movies.
MONDAY, OCT. 24
HALLOWEEN BASH AT MAUI BEACH HOTEL
The Hawaii Ballroom Dance Association will present a Halloween Bash from 6 to 9:30 p.m. at the Maui Beach Hotel's Elleair Ballroom in Kahului. Tickets are $25 through Friday; and $35 starting Saturday and at the door. For details, call 244-3263.
WEDNESDAY, OCT 26
MAUI FILM FEST TO PLAY 'I AM' AT CASTLE
Maui Film Festival's two-day CandleLight Cafe & Cinema continues with a screening of "I AM" at 7 p.m. Wednesday in MACC's Castle Theater. For details, see Movies.