THURSDAY, AUG. 23
SPAWNBREEZIE AT OCEANS – End your Thursday on a high note by heading over to Oceans Beach Bar & Grill in Kihei for a night of reggae, hip hop and island music from Spawnbreezie and local artists. Spawnbreezie describes his musical genre as “Island Hip Hop” and he hails from Independence, Missouri. You know, Missouri, the birthplace of reggae and island music. Spawnbreezie’s playing at Oceans along with Mele Pono, Josh Tatofi, Kalisi and Leylani this Thursday. Part of the night’s proceeds (and all proceeds from the raffle that will go on during the concert) will benefit Xander Munson, who has Medulloblastoma. Ages 21+. $20 presale, $25 at door. 10pm. Oceans Beach Bar & Grill (1819 S. Kihei Rd.); 808-891-2414.
FRIDAY, AUG. 24
PAIA FOURTH FRIDAY TOWN PARTY – Do you love Paia? Then show it by filling out the LOVE PAIA survey (which you can find online or in Paia stores) and voting for stuff like your “favorite place to people watch” and “best smelling store” in Paia. Answer all the questions and you’ll get entered to win a gift certificate to a Paia restaurant. Then come out and celebrate your Paia Town infatuation at Fourth Friday with live music, dining specials and shopping discounts. Irene Ryding will strum on electric harp at Grace Beauty, the Worrell Family Band will jam at Letarte and Lululemon will put on a fashion show/yoga and dance expo at Paia Bay Cafe. What’s not to love? Free. 5-8pm. Paia; mauifridays.com/paia; facebook.com/paiatown.
AUGIE T’S SUMMER OF LOL – For the Internet-lingo-oblivious, “LOL” is an abbreviation of “Laugh Out Loud,” something you are pretty much guaranteed to do if you come to Augie T’s Summer of LOL. The night will feature our favorite local comedian/personality Augie T doing what he does best: make everyone LOL with his local kine humor. He’ll also bring guest funny guy Jose Dynamite, who’s been doing stand-up in Hawaii for eight years and opens for Augie T on the road. You’ll for sure LOL, and probably end up ROFL. Why not? #YOLO. $20/standard, $35/premium with meet-and-greet. 7:30-10pm. Maui Arts & Cultural Center (One Cameron Way, Kahului); 808-242-7469; mauiarts.org.
ALTO GRADO – Spice up your Friday night with some Latin flavor at Lulu’s in Lahaina! Coming all the way from Baja California, Latin band Alto Grado will play a mix of reggae, hip hop, rock and electronic music. It should be interesting since the four-person group consists of vocals, guitars and an accordion (at least that’s what I understand from their Facebook page, which is in Spanish, so I could be missing something). DJ Danny will follow. $35 cover. 9:30pm. Lulu’s Lahaina Surf Club & Grill (Lahaina Cannery Mall, 1221 Honoapiilani Hwy. #A1); 808-661-0808; luluslahaina.com; facebook.com/altogrado.tecatebc.
HAWAIIAN MONK SEAL FUNDRAISER – Maui Brewing Company is giving you another reason to drink: Hawaiian monk seals! Come by MBC this Friday and enjoy a pint of their “special seal brew” (no seals were harmed during the brewing process). Half of the night’s pint sales will go to the Monk Seal Foundation. According to the foundation, there are currently fewer than 1,150 Hawaiian monk seals out there, and their population declines at an average of four percent every year. The MSF puts donations towards protection and conservation efforts. Now there’s something to raise a glass to. No cover. 6pm-12am. Maui Brewing Co. Brewpub (Kahana Gateway Center, 4405 Honoapiilani Hwy.); 808-669-3474; monksealfoundation.com.
ST. ANTHONY BAND CARNIVAL – The St. Anthony Symphonic Band is taking on the Big Apple. They’re playing at New York City’s legendary Carnegie Hall in the 2013 MCP National Band and Orchestra Festival next April. Help them fund their trip and achieve the dreamiest of band dreams by going to their fundraising carnival this Saturday. This day-long event has food, games, jumping castles, live entertainment, a dunk tank, horse rides and sumo suits. Come out and support! After all, the children are our future. Free. 9am-9pm. St. Anthony Junior-Senior High School (1618 Lower Main St., Wailuku); 808-244-4190 ext 226; saintanthonyband.weebly.com; email@example.com.
IRIE LOVE – Oahu-born reggae/pop artist Irie Love is bringing her soulful, smooth sounds to Casanova this Friday. With a birth-name like Irie Love, she was destined to be a reggae star. Her songs have a distinct island feel, but she has a global fan base. Maui reggae group Rootz N Creation will also perform and Ka’ale will make a special appearance. Come out and bask in the good vibes. $10. 10pm. Casanova (1188 Makawao Ave.); 808-572-0220; casanovamaui.com; myspace.com/irielovemusic.
SATURDAY, AUG. 25
DJ Z-TRIP – Nicknamed the Godfather of Mashups, DJ Z-Trip has fans all over the globe for his exciting live performances (he’s drawn crowds of 15,000 or more while playing at Coachella) that combine creative audio and video mixing. The good news is that he’s putting on a one-night-only show at Charley’s this Saturday, featuring special guests Jay. P and DJ Sweet Beets. But the bad news is that the first batch of pre-sale tickets has already sold out, so buy ’em while you still can! You don’t wanna miss out. 21+. Pre-sale #2: $25; pre-sale #3: $30. 9pm. Charley’s Restaurant & Saloon (142 Hana Hwy.); ztripmaui.eventbrite.com.
KEEP THE HAWAIIAN ISLANDS BEAUTIFUL ANNUAL LAULIMA CONFERENCE – Hawaii probably has a huge ego with the constant admiration and praise lavished on the islands. No one can deny the fact that these islands are stunning, but beauty that deep needs work. If you’re interested in keeping Hawaii beautiful, this conference is for you. The focus will be on sustainable practices and the establishment of an Environmental Court in Hawaii to protect the islands’ precious natural and cultural resources. Judge Larry Potter, founder of Environmental Court in the U.S., will be the keynote speaker. Attendees will also enjoy a mock trial presented by MAPA and free lunch from Bentos and Banquets by Bernard. Free. 9am-3pm. Maui Arts & Cultural Center (One Cameron Way, Kahului); 808- 579-9308; khib.org.
CYCLE TO THE SUN – It’s that time again. Cycle to the Sun is back and will bring cyclists from all around the world to the slopes of Haleakala for the ultimate challenge. It’s considered the world’s steepest paved bike race. If the thought of participating in a 36-mile bike race that gains 10,000 feet in elevation doesn’t appeal to you, just sit back and watch the race from the side of the road. Cycling’s a spectator’s sport, anyway. Registration closes on Thursday, Aug. 23, and you can register individually or as a three-person relay team. See the website for details. No mail or walk in entries will be allowed. $225 individual, $375 three person relay team (kama’aina rates available). 6:30am. cycletothesun.com.
SUN YAT-SEN DEDICATION – Dr. Sun Yat-sen, the Chinese revolutionary and medical doctor, will be honored at the Wo Hing Museum this Saturday with a statue unveiling and dedication ceremony. Dr. Sun Yat-sen’s granddaughter, Dr. Lily Sui-fong Sun, gave the statue to the Wo Hing Society and the Maui Chinese Cultural Society helped ship it here from China. The good doctor began his education in Hawaii and spent seven years here preparing for the 1911 Chinese revolution. He was then elected the first provisional president of the Republic of China after the overthrow of the Manchu Qing Dynasty. Dr. Lily Sui-fong Sun will give a keynote speech at the dedication, followed by a lei ceremony and a documentary screening. There will also be educational exhibits, entertainment and refreshments. Free. 10:30am-12:30pm. Wo Hing Museum (Front St., Lahaina); 808-661-3262; lahainarestoration.org/wohing.
NO-KILL SHELTER CONFERENCE – Animal lovers unite! 9th Life Hawaii is putting on Hawaii’a first No-Kill Conference this Saturday at the Kahili Golf Course. Three leaders in the no-kill movement from across the U.S. will share their stories of taking open-admission, municipal shelters to no-kill status. Nathan Winograd (keynote speaker) “created the first no-kill community in Tompkins County, New York, and now heads the San Francisco-based No Kill Advocacy Center.” Speaker Ryan Clinton co-founded No Kill Austin, which in 2011 was the country’s largest no-kill community with a 90 percent shelter save-rate. Diane Blankenburg is a director at the Nevada Humane Society which, after implementing a no-kill policy, went from an 80 percent kill ratio to a 92 percent save ratio. Cost includes a lunch buffet with vegan options. $50 pre-registered, $75 at door. 9am-4:30pm. Nahele Banquet Room at Kahili Golf Course (2500 Lower Honoapi’ilani Hwy.); 808-572-3499; 9thlifehawaii.org.
TUESDAY, AUG. 28
WILLIE K AT CASANOVA – It’s the last Tuesday in August, which means it’s the end of weekly Willie K and the Warehouse Blues Band shows at Casanova. Don’t cry because it’s over–smile because it happened. You can also smile because you have one more chance to enjoy the show! Go see the award-winning, world-renowned Willie K. Knowing him and his lifelong passion for music, you’ll still have plenty of opportunities to see him play. Or you might run into him at Foodland or something–Maui is a small island. $10. 9pm. Casanova (1188 Makawao Ave.); 808-572-0220; casanovamaui.com.
WEDNESDAY, AUG. 29
MAUI BREWING CO. DINNER AT JAPENGO – Beer connoisseurs and foodies, here’s exciting news: Maui Brewing Company will take their handcrafted beers and pair them with delicious gourmet cuisine at Japengo, a Hyatt Regency restaurant. They’ll kick things off with their Bikini Blonde Lager, then move through three courses and dessert, which includes a Coconut Porter Float. Other featured brews are La Perouse Wheat, Ginger Saison, Tropo Golden Beer and Hawaii 90 Wee Heavy Scotch Ale. Afterwards, you may gain a beer belly or a food baby, but it will have been so, so worth it. $59/person. 6:30pm. Japengo at the Hyatt Regency, Lahaina (200 Nohea Kai Dr.); 808-667-4727; maui.hyatt.com.