THURSDAY, JUNE 27
FREE HAWAIIAN MUSIC SERIES IN LAHAINA
Lahaina Restoration Foundation continues its free Hawaiian Music Series with a concert featuring Dale and Mamo Nitta and Kalei 'A'arona-Lorenzo from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Baldwin Home Museum lawn. Dale and Mamo Nitta have been playing music together for nearly three decades. Together they form Na Kumu Mele, a trio celebrating friendship, life, and the joy of music. Chairs are limited, and blankets, mats, and low beach chairs are welcome. The Baldwin Home Museum is located on the corner of Front and Dickenson streets. For more information, call Lahaina Restoration Foundation at 661-3262.
Photo courtesy Arts Education for Children Group
Na Kumu Mele group members Kalei ‘A‘arona-Lorenzo (from left), Dale Nitta and Mamo Nitta
Photo courtesy Lahaina Restoration Foundation
FRIDAY, JUNE 28
FREE KIHEI FOURTH FRIDAY TOWN PARTY
Kihei town will be jamming to the sounds of Maui's own, Ekolu, during this month's free Kihei Fourth Friday Town Pary. Join the party from 6 to 9 p.m. at Azeka Shopping Center - Mauka. There will also be plenty of food, art, crafts and shopping deals throughout the evening. Keep the kids entertained by heading over to the keiki/youth zone, featuring family-friendly activities including the popular Bubble Magic, balloon sculpting, karaoke and more. For more information, visit www.mauifridays.com.
O-BON FESTIVAL AT WAILUKU JODO MISSION
It's time to dust off that kimono or throw on that happi coat - the summer o-bon season continues with a festival at Wailuku Jodo Mission. Service starts at 7 p.m., with dancing to follow at 8 p.m. The mission is located at 67 Central Ave. For more information, call 244-0066.
SATURDAY, JUNE 29
COMEDY PERFORMANCE WITH BRIAN REGAN
Funny guy Brian Regan will deliver the laughs during a show at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center's Castle Theater. Regan's non-stop theater tour has visited more than 80 cities each year since 2005. Show begins at 8 p.m., and Oahu comedian Kermet Apio will open. Tickets are $45.50 and $55.50 (plus applicable fees), available at the MACC box office, 242-97469 or www.mauiarts.org.
SUNDAY, JUNE 30
'ULUPALAKUA INSPIRES' ANNIVERSARY EVENT
The Erdman family is celebrating 50 years of owning Ulupalakua Ranch with a free event titled "Ulupalakua Inspires," from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the grounds of Ulupalakua Ranch and Maui's Winery. Highlights include barbecue meals prepared by cowboys, live music by slack key master Jeff Peterson and award-winning bass guitarist Nathan Aweau, hula, historical displays, wine tasting and more. Ranch owner Pardee Erdman will host a "Looking Back" talk story session from 1 to 1:45 p.m. In addition, "Walk in the Vineyard" will feature a vertical "taste through time" of estate and unreleased wines, chef's pairing of appetizers, and two bottles of estate syrah to take home. Cost for wine event is $150 for the first person; and $125 for the second. For more information, visit www.mauiwine.com.
LIVE CONCERT AND AUCTION FUNDRAISER
A concert/auction fundraiser will be held from 2 to 5 p.m. at Casanova Italian Restaurant & Deli in Makawao to support the Mana'olana Pink Paddlers organization, Maui's only nonprofit outrigger paddling organization focused on helping cancer survivors. The Maui band, Soul Kitchen, will headline and Mana'o Radio's Kathy Collins will emcee. A silent auction includes gift certificates for activities and restaurants on Maui. A $10 donation will be requested at the door.
WEDNESDAY, JULY 3
JAZZ MAUI FESTIVAL BENEFIT CONCERT
As part of the Arts Education for Children Group's Jazz Maui 2013 festival, award-winning pianist Tommy James, music director of the Duke Ellington Orchestra, will headline a benefit concert at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center's McCoy Studio Theater. Concert begins at 7 p.m., and is preceeded by music in the courtyard with Gabriel Goebbert & Friends. Also on the bill is the Louisiana-based Louis Romanos Quartet, who play original music based on both traditional and modern jazz, interweaving Latin, bebop, and New Orleans street-beat rhythms; trumpeter Jim Seeley; and alto saxophonist Peter Brainin of the Arturo O'Farrill Latin Jazz Orchestra. Tickets are $25. The evening will benefit the Arts Education for Children Group and Mana'o Radio. For tickets visit the MACC box office, call 242-7469 or visit www.mauiarts.org.