FRIDAY, NOV. 4
MAUI'S ONLY KEIKI HULA COMPETITION
Hula O Na Keiki - Maui's only children's hula competition - will showcase the next generation of dancers during events starting today through Sunday at Ka'anapali Beach Hotel. Held to commemorate one of Hawaii's richest traditions, the 21st annual contest is open to hula students ages 5 to 17 from around the world, who will perform both kahiko (ancient) and 'auana (modern) dances. More than $20,000 will be awarded in cash and prizes this year. Arts and crafts from all islands, cultural and hula workshops and Hawaiian entertainment will be included. See www.kbhmaui.com.
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Wailuku First Friday
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Hula O Na Keiki
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WAILUKU THANKFUL THIS FIRST FRIDAY
Wailuku starts the season of gratitude with its "Thank You, Maui!" First Friday. The island's biggest block party will stack Market Street with music, food, activities and vendors from 6 to 9 p.m. Music includes Owaila and Visibly Shaken, 6:30 p.m., Maui Thing stage; DJ Dub, Ben Brandes, 6:30 p.m., Main Street Promenade; Maui Rumba, 6 p.m., Banyan Tree Park; Gene Argel and Ohana, 6 p.m., Cafe O Lei; and others. Thanksgiving turkey drawings at the Pono . . . Do What is Right Store, silent movies at the Historic Iao Theater and a flag dance at Body Alive yoga studio are on tap.
KKHS' 'FIGHTING FOR MY SELF' OPENS
King Kekaulike Drama presents "Fighting for My Self" at 7 p.m. at the high school. For details, see Backstage.
BRIAN MCKNIGHT TO PERFORM SOLO SHOW
Star singer-songwriter Brian McKnight, who has collaborated with Quincy Jones, Mariah Carey, Justin Timberlake, Christina Aguilera, Rascal Flatts, Kenny G and others, comes to the Maui Arts & Cultural Center's Castle Theater to perform a solo concert at 7:30 p.m. For details, see Maui Beat.
SATURDAY, NOV. 5
CJ HELEKAHI, OTHERS AT HANA LIMU FEST
Love limu? Learn more about seaweed as a superfood, its identification and health, cultural and historical contexts during the third annual Hana Limu Festival from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Hana Bay. The free event will be packed with entertainment as well, and will feature performances by CJ Helekahi, Leokane Pryor and Marty Dread. This year's festival will honor the memory of Hana-born musician Pekelo Cosma, who died in August. For more on Cosma, see Maui Beat.
BRING YOUR DANCING SHOES TO 'DEJA VU 5'
Get ready to get down with an night of isle entertainment that promises to get you sweating on the dance floor. Deja Vu 5: Las Vegas Showtime will feature Deja Vu, along with other bands Sunflower, Shamroks and Purple Haze, from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. at King Kamehameha Golf Course Waikapu Ballroom. Dinner is sold out; dancing tickets are $35. For details, call (808) 856-3001, 264-4672 or 385-6006.
SEABURY'S ART WITH A HEART TAKES STAGE
A performance by Seabury High School's Art with a Heart starts at 7 p.m. at the school's performing arts center. For details, see Backstage.
PERFORMANCE OF 'FIGHTING' AT KKHS
KKHS' "Fighting for My Self" plays at 7 p.m. See Friday's listing.
'SNOW WHITE AND THE SEVEN DWARFS'
Baldwin High School presents "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs" at 7:30 p.m. at the school's Loudon Minitheater. For details, see Backstage.
CLASSICAL INDIAN MUSICIAN TO PLAY
Classical Indian musician Kala Ramnath will perform with Ty Burhoe in "An Evening of the Classical Music of India" at 7:30 p.m. at Makawao Union Church. See Maui Beat.
GAUDI WILL GET THE NORTH SHORE GOING
Italian dub alchemist Gaudi, a clasically trained pianist infused with a passion for reggae and electronica, will perform a concert at 9 p.m. at Charley's in Paia; tickets are $15 presale or $20 at the door. For details, see Maui Beat.
SUNDAY, NOV. 6
'FIGHTING FOR MY SELF' PLAYS KKHS
KKHS' "Fighting for My Self" plays at 3 p.m. See Friday's listing.
KAINANI KAHAUNAELE TO PERFORM AT MACC
Na Hoku winner Kainani Kahaunaele will perform at 5 p.m. at Maui Arts & Cultural Center's McCoy Studio Theater. For details, see Maui Beat.
BALDWIN'S 'SNOW WHITE' CONTINUES
Baldwin High School's "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs" continues with a performance at 5 p.m. See Saturday's listing.