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Island Events • September 12, 2019

Golden Rule sailboat, courtesy Veterans for Peace Golden Rule Project.

THURSDAY, SEPT. 12

DISCOVER TRADITION AND CULTURE AT HULA MA’I

Learn about Hula Ma’i, traditional procreation chants and dances which celebrate and encourage the continuation of ali’i family lines, at 7:30 p.m. in McCoy Studio Theater at Maui Arts & Cultural Center in Kahului. Presented by Maui Kumu Hula Hokulani Holt, the evening features several participating halau and explores chants as poetical expressions as well as exhibited in hula form. Tickets are $25 (plus applicable fees). Parental discretion advised.

FRIDAY, SEPT. 13

ARTIST 2 ARTIST concert series returns to MACC

Chinese Moon Festival, courtesy Lahaina Restoration Foundation

The popular series in which artists talk story, play music and have fun with the audience returns with Henry Kapono teaming up with Na Hoku Hanohano Award-winner Blayne Asing at 7:30 p.m. McCoy Studio Theater at Maui Arts & Cultural Center. Tickets are $35, $45 and $65 (plus applicable fees). Also available are “Hangin’ with Henry” packages which include pre-show session and VIP amenities. You must purchase a regular ticket prior to requesting this package.

BE THRILLED BY RIVETING ‘STRANGERS ON A TRAIN’

This thrilling theatrical presentation, filled with dark wit, blackmail and suspense, opens at 730 p.m. at ProArts Playhouse in Kihei’s Azeka Shopping Center, with additional performances 7:30 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays and 3 p.m. Sundays through Sept. 29. Tickets are $26. For tickets and more information, call 463-6550 or visit www.proartsmaui.com

TOWN PARTY KICKS OFF FESTIVALS OF ALOHA

Celebrate Lahaina’s Festivals of Aloha at kick-off town party from 5 to 9 p.m. with vendors, informational booths, Maui-made goods, free entertainment by Maui Jam Band plus a surprise guest and more. Be sure to check out the segment, “2nd Friday Take The Stage,” during which nonprofits within Campbell Park introduce themselves. If art is your jam, stroll through the galleries and enjoy live performances and specials at Martin Lawrence Gallery and an artist meet-and-greet with live music, wine and pupu at Sargent’s Gallery. For more information, call 270-7710 or visit www.mauifridays.com.

CATCH MARTY DREAD AT FULL MOON REGGAE BASH

Hawaii’s Reggae Ambassador Marty Dread takes the stage in a high-energy benefit for Mana’o Radio that kicks off at 7:30 p.m. at Mulligans on the Blue in Wailea. Also in the lineup is singer-songwriter SEDA. Cost of admission is $20 either at the door or through tickets purchased at www.eventbrite.com with proceeds benefiting Mana’o Radio. For more information, visit www.manaoradio.com.

NATIVE SPECIES OF MAUI NUI HONORED AT EXHIBIT

Malama Wao Akua (which means “caring for the realm of the gods”) — a juried art exhibition celebrating the native species of Maui Nui (Maui, Lanai, Molokai and Kaho’olawe) — opens with a reception from 5 to 8 p.m. at Hui No’eau Visual Arts Center in Makawao. The Hui, in collaboration with East Maui Watershed Partnership, will mount the exhibition through Nov. 8. For more information, call 572-6560 or visit www.huinoeau.com or www.malamawaoakua.org.

SATURDAY, SEPT. 14

BANYAN TREE HO’OLAULE’A EXTENDS FEST OF ALOHA

Take in Hawaiian music, food, crafters, keiki activities, hula and other fun cultural happenings from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. today and Sunday at the Lahaina Banyan Tree Ho’olaule’a as part of Festivals of Aloha events, which continue through October throughout Maui County and celebrate Native Hawaiian culture and tradition. Most events and activities are free of charge. For more information, visit www.festivalsofaloha.com.

RICHARD HO’OPI’I FALSETTO CONTEST TAKES IT HIGHER

The 18th annual Richard Ho’opi’i Leo Ki’eki’e Falsetto Contest showcasing Hawaii’s best amateur male falsetto artists takes place at 6:30 p.m. (doors open at 5:30 p.m.) at Ritz Carlton Kapalua. Admission is $20. Food is available for purchase. For tickets and information call 280-8098.

PEACE IN PACIFIC FOCUS OF VETERANS FOR PEACE

Helen Jaccard, project manager of the Veterans for Peace Golden Rule Project, presents “Peace in the Pacific Voyage to Challenge Nuclear Madness and Militarism in the Pacific” program, including a talk and screening of the 10-minute film, “Making Waves: Rebirth of the Golden Rule,” from 2 to 3 p.m. in the Garden Room of Kalama Heights, 101 Kanani St. in Kihei. Admission is free and open to the public. For more information, call 874-8696 or visit www.vfpgoldenruleproject.org.

CHINESE MOON FESTIVAL CELEBRATED IN LAHAINA

Presented by the Lahaina Restoration Foundation, the Chinese Moon Festival wraps up a multi-day celebration from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Wo Hing Museum, Cookhouse and Grounds in Lahaina. Learn about the history of tea and sample traditional tea and moon cakes, enjoy live Chinese music and cultural practitioners who offer hands-on activities such as calligraphy, and more. Admission is free. For more information, call 661-3262 or visit www.lahainarestoration.org.