FRIDAY, JUNE 15
O-BON FESTIVAL AT WAILUKU JODO MISSION
Wailuku Jodo Mission O-bon Festival, a colorful Japanese cultural event, starts with a service at 7 p.m. and dancing at 8 p.m. O-bon is an annual summer festival held at Buddhist temples in rememberance of loved ones who have passed away. The mission is located at 67 Central Ave., in Wailuku. Call 244-0066 for more information.
Four Fathers & 4 Sons
Photo provided by Maui Arts &?Cultural Center
TASTE OF CHOCOLATE AT FOUR SEASONS
Maui Film Festival at Wailea's over-the-top event for lovers of chocolate with six tasting stations runs from 10 p.m. to midnight at Four Seasons Resort Maui. Enjoy music by strolling violinist Andrea Walls. The cost of $125 per person includes Celestial Cinema double feature this evening. For more details visit www.mauifilmfestival.com.
MAKAWAO FRIDAY TOWN PARTY
Makawao launches its first-ever planned road closure for its event. Baldwin Avenue will be a street party between Brewer Road and Makawao Ave. from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. "Summer Fest" is the theme, Celebrate the season with live entertainment on three stages, a wide variety of food vendors, and more. Entertainment: Main stage: Haiku Hillbillys starting at 6:30 p.m.; Makai stage: Elaine Ryan starting at 6:30 p.m. For further details, visit Mauifridays.com.
SATURDAY, JUNE 16
4 FATHERS & 4 SONS SLACK KEY IN KAHULUI
In celebration of Father's Day, this good-natured competition of father and son duos, then fathers vs. sons on stage, will feature Dennis and David Kamakahi, Richard and Kai Ho'opi'i, Kevin and Ikaika Brown and George and Keoki Kahumoku. Enjoy traditional Hawaiin ki ho'alu (slack key) guitar, 'ukulele and leo ki'e ki'e (falsetto). The concert starts at 7:30 p.m. in the McCoy Studio Theater. Tickets $25/standard, $45/VIP (with preshow meet-and-greet), plus applicable fees, available from the MACC box office, 242-7469 or visit www.mauiarts.org.
TASTE OF WAILEA AT MAUI FILM FESTIVAL
The crown jewel of Maui Film Festival's culinary arts affairs will be outdoors at David Leadbetter Private Golf Academny on the Wailea Gold & Emerald Golf Course. Tastings are from 4:30 to 7 p.m. There will be live music by Suprise! Surprise! with Dr. Nat and Emily Tavo. This special event is restricted to those age 21 years and older. Tickets: $120 will include tonight's Celestial Cinema double feature. For more details, you may visit website at www.mauifilmfestival.com.
NA KAMEHAMEHA PA'U PARADE & HO'OLAULE'A
Commemorate and celebrate our ali'i through "Holomua Kamehameha." Honoring the 125 years of Princess Bernice Pauahi Bishop's educational legacy. Parade: Road closure is from 8:30 a.m. Parade to start at 9:45 a.m. from Kenui St., down Front St. Lahaina and then on to Shaw St. Ho'olaule'a: Starts at 9 a.m. at Kamehameha Iki Park (Old Armory Park), next ot 505 Front Street. Admission is free. For more information about the parade or ho'olaule'a, call 264-8779.
OBON FESTIVAL AT WAILUKU SHINGON
Obon Festival tonight at Wailuku Shingon Mission. Service starts at 6:30 p.m. dancing to follow at 8 p.m. The mission is located at 1939 North St., in Wailuku.
SUNDAY, JUNE 17
STARRY NIGHT MOONDANCE DANCE
Maui Film Festival's dance party starts at 10 p.m. at Mulligan's on the Blue. Music is by Freeradicals Projekt and food and drink will be plentiful. Cost of $75 will include preceding double feature at Celestial Cinema. For details, visit: www.mauifilmfestival.com.