THURSDAY, JULY 24
'MAKING WAVES' LECTURE ON THE JAPAN TSUNAMI
Sonia Gorgula of Hawaii Dept. of Land & Natural Resources will talk about Japan tsunami debris and offer a protocol in dealing with it here in her free "Making Waves" lecture from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Discovery Center in Maalaea Harbor Shops. Reservations are not required. Sponsored by the Pacific Whale Foundation. Call 856-8304.
THURSDAY/FRIDAY – Watercolor by artist Tracy Dudley courtesy Village Galleries
FRIDAY – Haiku Hillbillys provided by Kihei Friday Town Party
SATURDAY – Liquid Chef and Master Mixologist Mark Nigbur of Pau Maui Vodka by Carla Tracy
MEET THE RITZ'S ARTIST IN RESIDENCE DUDLEY
Tracy Dudley is the artist in residence at The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua's Village Gallery this week. She will wow with her hands-on watercolor demos from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. today and Friday. Call the art gallery at 669-1800.
FRIDAY, JULY 25
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'LEGALLY BLONDE: THE MUSICAL' GOLDEN PLAY
Maui OnStage continues its golden performances at the Historic Iao Theater in Wailuku. "Legally Blonde: The Musical" will commence at 7:30 Friday and Saturday evenings; and at 3 p.m. Sundays through Aug. 3. Cost is $17 to $28. For tickets, call 242-6969 or visit www.mauionstage.com.
'CELEBRATE SUMMER AT THE KIHEI TOWN PARTY
Kick up your heels from 6 to 9 p.m. at July's town party with tita talk by emcee Kathy Collins; live music by Sunshine Garcia Band and the Haiku Hillbillys; a keiki zone with face painting, bubbles and games; arts and crafts; DJ Dan Weisman and NE Kine Entertainment karaoke. Bring your hunger for favorites from Azeka merchants, food trucks and tons of grinds from the food court.
DO THE BON DANCE AT MAKAWAO HONGWANJI
Grab your best kimono and do the bon dance at 7:30 p.m. at Makawao Hongwanji Mission at 1074 Makawao Ave. Eat local favorites and come early for the service at 6:30 p.m., if you are so inclined. Food includes chow fun, hot dogs and chili, saimin, bentos, vegetarian curry and a country store filled with goods to buy and eat. For more details, call 572--4732.
SATURDAY, JULY 26
PAU MAUI VODKA FLOWS AT THE NEXT LIQUID CHEF
Pau Maui Vodka will flow at 6:30 p.m. at Makena Beach & Golf Resort's next Liquid Chef event in the resort's Molokini Bar & Grill. Master Distiller Mark Nigbur will make signature sips and Chef Kurt Lesmerises will pair pupu. Cost is $55 for those 21 and older. Call 875-5888 or visit www.makenaresortmaui. com.
SUNDAY, JULY 27
BILL CHAMPLIN IN SOLO SESSIONS AT THE MACC
Soulful singer, songwriter and Grammy winner Bill Champlin, best known for his time with the group Chicago, will perform at 7:30 p.m. in a solo session in the McCoy Studio Theater at the MACC. Cost is $30 or $45 for premium seats. For tickets, call 242-7469.
MONDAY, JULY 28
PROARTS PRESENTS ITS KAMP KRAZY TALES
The "Drama Queen" (Kristi Scott) and "Keyboard Kim" Vetterli are teaming up again to present the last drama/music kamp this summer for keiki at the ProArts Playhouse in Azeka Shopping Center in Kihei. It will run from 9 a.m. to noon Monday to Aug. 1. Extended daycare available. Kids ages 5 to 12 will play fun drama games and learn music techniques. Cost is $150. Call 463-6550 or visit www.proartspacific.com.
SEE NIGHT AT THE REEF AT MAUI OCEAN CENTER
Explore the mysterious world of coral reproduction from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. at Maui Ocean Center in Maalaea. Interact with divers, aquarists and other experts. Sip complimentary ice tea, coffee and juice. Pupu and desserts will be available at the no-host bar. Cost is $28 for adults and $23 for children 3 to 12. Call 270-7088.
WEDNESDAY, JULY 30
GUITARISTS TO PERFORM FREE MAUI CONCERTS
Virtuoso Benjamin Verdery and other smokin' hot guitarists from Hawaii and the Mainland will perform free concerts. The first will be at the Lahaina Jodo Mission at 12 Ala Moana St. at 7 p.m. Wednesday and the next one will be held at Keawala'i Congregational Church at 5300 Makena Road in Makena at 7 p.m. Thursday, July 31.
MAUI CALLS IS MACC'S SIGNATURE FUNDRAISER
The theme for the 20th gala is "Celebrating Songs of Hawaii." It will be presented from 6 to 10 p.m. Friday, Aug. 8 at Maui Arts & Cultural Center's outdoor A&B Amphitheater. Highlights include fine wines by visiting vintners, pupu by top Maui chefs, silent and live auctions, dance music by Jimmy Mac and the Kool Kats and a "surprise" performer. Includes fresh flower lei greeting. Open to those 21 and older. For more details, call 242-7469 or visit www.mauiarts.org.
KA'ANAPALI FRESH TO BE THREE DAYS OF FUN
The third annual "KFresh" will be held Aug. 29, 30 and 31 at various Kaanapali Resort venues with live music, mixology lunch, evening wine festival, celebrity chef event and farmers market.
For tickets or more details, visit www.kaanapalifresh.com.