Island Events • May 23, 2019
Featured events this week
FRIDAY, MAY 24
BARRIO FIESTA TURNS 50 WITH THREE-DAY PARTY
Barrio Fiesta, a longtime Filipino cultural festival and Maui event staple, celebrates its 50th anniversary with three days of great food, entertainment featuring the comedian HappySlip and others, contests including Miss Barrio Fiesta and Little Miss Barrio Fiesta, vendors and displays, exhibits and so much more beginning today between 5 and 10 p.m. at Binhi at Ani Filipino Community Center, 780 Onehee Ave. in Kahului. The party continues from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday with a preview show of HappySlip LIVE! at 9:45 p.m. and 1 to 7 p.m. Sunday with basketball games at War Memorial. For more information, visit www.facebook.com/barriofiestamaui or call 242-8100.
FOURTH FRIDAY TOWN PARTY ROCKS KIHEI
Come to the south shore of Maui for Kihei’s Fourth Friday Town Party from 6 to 9 p.m. at Azeka Shopping Center Mauka. Enjoy ono food booths and trucks, arts and crafts, plenty of great local shopping and free entertainment including Arlie-Avery Asiu, Isa Inca Duo, Missy Aguilar and Amy Hanaiali’i taking the K4F Main Stage at 8:05 p.m. Complimentary parking at Azeka Makai, Kihei Plaza and St. Theresa Church. For more information, email email@example.com.
SATURDAY, MAY 25
‘BIDS FOR KIDS’ BENEFITS LAHAINA TUTOR PROJECT
Enjoy an evening of drinks, pupu, a silent auction featuring items from Grand Wailea, Salon Bella Maui, Trilogy, Warren and Annabelle’s Magic, Hyatt Regency Maui, Lahaina Fish Co., Enjoy the Ride, Kimo’s, Mama’s Fish House and more, plus music by Paul West, at the “Bids for Kids: A Benefit for Lahaina Complex Tutor Project” beginning at 6 p.m. at the Aina Nalu Pavilion in Lahaina Town. Tickets are $50 and can be purchased at www.pfee.org or by calling Barbara Potts at 344-5008. All proceeds support free after-school tutoring for public school students in Lahaina.
MALAMA HAMAKUA DAY GIVES BACK TO OUR ‘AINA
Join this monthly community service outing to remove trash and keep coastal trails open on 267 acres of Hamakua lands purchased by Maui County. The four-mile roundtrip excursion sets off at 9 a.m. from Haiku Community Center and is open to 15 participants with a suggested $3 donation for Sierra Club members and $5 for non-members. Bring gloves, hand tools, water, hat, lunch and sturdy shoes capable of navigating four miles roundtrip. Pre-register with leader Lucienne de Naie by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 214-0147.
SUNDAY, MAY 26
HAPA BACK WITH SECOND SHOW — MORE TO COME
Barry Flanagan and Keli’i Kaneali’i — or HAPA — return to the stage for a second show at 7:30 p.m. in McCoy Studio Theater at Maui Arts & Cultural Center in Kahului. Limited tickets may still be available at $35, $45 and $65 (plus applicable fees). Due to overwhelming popularity, a third show has been added at 7:30 p.m. on Sunday, June 30.
CHRISTINE GAMBITO GETS LAUGHS AS ‘HAPPYSLIP’
Catch Filipino-American comedian Christine Gambito on stage in her “HappySlip LIVE!” comedy show at 7:30 p.m. at the Historic Iao Theater in Wailuku. Tickets are $20 (plus applicable fees) and available at www.mauionstage.com.
WEDNESDAY, MAY 29
GUITAR VIRTUOSO ANDY McKEE WOWS AT MACC
A master of guitar and vocals, Andy McKee brings his engaging talents to the stage at 7:30 p.m. in the MACC’s McCoy Studio Theater. Tickets are $38, $48 and $55 (plus applicable fees).
* To purchase tickets or request information for events at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center in Kahului, call 242-7469, visit www.mauiarts.org or head to the box office (unless otherwise specified in event listing).
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