Island Events • July 12, 2018

Featured events this week

Coral inside the Living Reef exhibit • Night at the Aquarium • Today at Maui Ocean Center, courtesy Maui Ocean Center.

THURSDAY, JULY 12

EXPERIENCE CORAL REEF REGENERATION UP CLOSE

Rice coral reefs expected to spawn take the spotlight from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. at Maui Ocean Center in Maalaea. The Incredible Corals: Night at the Aquarium features evening admission to MOC with live entertainment, lecture by coral expert Dave Gulko and special presentations. General admission is $34.95 for adults, $24.95 for children ages 3 to 12 with discounts up to 50 percent for Hawaii residents, U.S. military and annual pass holders. Purchase tickets online or at the park entrance. For more information, visit www.mauioceancenter.com or call 270-7000.

FRIDAY, JULY 13

OBON FESTIVAL LIGHTS UP MANTOKUJI MISSION

Lia De Souza (left) and Chris Kepler in “Singin’ in the Rain” • Opens Friday at Historic Iao Theater, JACK GRACE photo.

Two nights of joining “together in celebration and reunion” kicks off at 6 p.m. today and Saturday at Paia Mantokuji Soto Zen Mission, across from Paia Community Center. Enjoy performances by Maui Taiko and Zenshin Daiko, food booths and Bon dances both days, with services to begin the festivities. No charge for admission; donations welcome. For more information, visit www.paiamantokuji.org.

COOL OFF TO ‘SINGIN’ IN THE RAIN’ THIS SUMMER

Maui OnStage presents the Maui premiere of “Singin’ in the Rain,” adapted from the MGM movie musical and featuring classics such as “Fit as a Fiddle,” “All I Do is Dream of You” and, of course, the title song. Opening night performance is at 7:30 p.m. at the Historic Iao Theater in Wailuku. Additional performances are at 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 3 p.m. Sundays through Aug. 5. Tickets range from $20 to $40. For tickets or more information, call 242-6969 or visit www.mauionstage.com.

LAHAINA TOWN PARTY HAS SOMETHING FOR ALL

Spanning five blocks (500, 600, 700, 800 and 900 blocks), Lahaina Second Friday Town Party is big fun from 5 to 9 p.m. with ono eats, vendor booths, arts and crafts, keiki activities, Lahaina merchants and free music and entertainment including some of the best local artists and musicians. Maui Writers Ink hosts guests authors and book signings at its local authors table. For more details and expanded schedule, visit www.mauifridays.com.

George Kahumoku Jr. • Saturday at Island Fresh Cafe, courtesy the artist.

SATURDAY, JULY 14

CULTURAL PRACTITIONER TALKS STORY ABOUT PELE

George Kahumoku Jr., musician and Hawaiian cultural practitioner, shares the history of Tutu Pele folklore and the stories he learned growing up on Hawaii Island from 4:30 to 7 p.m. at Island Fresh Cafe in Paia. Learn a traditional chant and accompanying hula devoted to Pele and discover Hawaiian protocols, including native plants that embody Pele and the gifts, or ho’okupu, that honor her. Cost is $50. For tickets and more information, visit www.islandfreshmaui.com.

SUNDAY, JULY 15

LEARN UKULELE HISTORY, PARTS, TUNING AND MORE

Ukulele players Richard Tom and Mele Fong, better known as The Hawaiian Serenaders, talk story about Hawaii’s official instrument at 10 a.m. at Makawao Public Library. Admission is free. For more information, check out www.librarieshawaii.org/event/story-of-the-ukulele-and-concert-makawao.

MONDAY, JULY 16

ONO! RETURNS WITH FAREWELL CONCERT

This month’s free ONO! performance serves as farewell and aloha to Steven and Alexis Dascoulias, who have helmed Maui OnStage for 10 years. The concert is at 6:30 p.m. at the Historic Iao Theater in Wailuku and stars the Dascouliases and guests Laura Cole, Leighanna Locke, Lisa Paulson and Robert E. Wills. For more information, visit www.mauionstage.com.

FREE TEEN DISASTER PREPAREDNESS CLASS

The summer’s final disaster preparedness program for teens takes place from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. today through July 19 on the UH -Maui College campus. The program trains teens in fire safety and suppression, light search and rescue, CPR and automated external defibrillator training, as well as other subjects. For additional information or to inquire about signing up, contact Nancy Ooki at ooki@hawaii.edu, or call 244-3242, ext. 225.

TUESDAY, JULY 15

GET YOUR ART ON WHILE SIPPING A FROSTY BREW

Drink great beer and unleash your creativity at an art party from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at Maui Brewing Company in Kihei. No formal (or informal) art training necessary — just the desire and the ability to wield a paintbrush. Cost is $39, which covers all supplies and special happy hour pricing all night long. For more information, call 419-6020 or visit www.islandartparty.com.

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