THURSDAY, SEPT. 27
MARTY DREAD – Known as Hawaii’s Reggae Ambassador, Marty Dread was born in Bronx, NY and moved with his family to Maui at the age of eight. Launching his career in the early 1990s, Marty has collaborated with Willie Nelson and Fiji. He returns to Lahaina this Thursday after three years to root for a cause. Ten percent of the proceeds will go to GMO Free Maui’s efforts to promote local and diverse ecological food and farm practices. The evening also doubles as Marty’s It Sometimes Rains In Paradise CD release party and will open with DJ Boomshot. $10. 9:30pm. Longhi’s Lahaina (888 Front St., Lahaina); 808-667-2288; longhis.com.
KAMAKOA LINDSEY AND PI‘ILANI ARIAS – Lahaina Restoration Foundation’s Hawaiian Music series is bringing you Kamakoa Lindsey (pictured) and Pi’ilani Arias. Born and raised in Waimea on Hawaii Island, Kamakoa draws much inspiration from his roots and has been associated with Ekolu. As the son of famed Hawaiian singer Rodney Arias, Pi’ilani’s talent and voice capabilities have proven undeniable. Come and enjoy an evening with two of Maui’s brightest musical stars. Chairs are limited so bring blankets or low-laying beach chairs. Free. 6-7:30pm. Baldwin Home (120 Dickenson St., Lahaina); 808-661-3262; lahainarestoration.org.
WHISKIES OF THE WORLD – Calling all whiskey enthusiasts! Join whiskey specialist Dr. Thomas Turner for an evening of live entertainment, pupus and, well… whiskey. Turner is a Diageo Master of whiskey whose passion for spirits has further deepened his knowledge. Brand names will include Crown Royal Black, Bulleit Bourbon, Bushmills, Johnnie Walker Black and Talisker. Chef James of Mulligans will also pair each whiskey with appetizers. Space is limited so call ahead to reserve a spot. $50. Mulligans on the Blue (100 Kaukahi St, Wailea); 808-874-1131; mulligansontheblue.com.
MAUI FAIR – Celebrating its 90th year, the Maui Fair attracts locals and tourist alike. The event features the E.K. Fernandez Joy Zone, the 5th annual Robo Tech Maui Expo and Competition, a massive array of multicultural food (all of which benefits local nonprofit organizations), horticulture, bonsai, homemaking, livestock, photo/art exhibits and competitions. The fair will begin on Thursday with the annual parade at 4:30pm. The Events Arena will feature Maui Martial Arts, Hot Hula (zumba), Maui Taiko Drums, professional dog training and more. It’s the fair! You gotta go! $3 (keiki) $7 (adult) ages 4-under (free). War Memorial Complex (700 Halia Nakoa St., Wailuku); mauifair.com.
FRIDAY, SEPT. 28
MAUI BREW CO. HELPS FOREST BIRDS – Maui Brewing Company is dedicating an evening to the birds. The Maui Forest Bird Recovery Project to be exact. The MFRB helps recover Maui’s endangered birds and to restore their habitats through research, development and conservation. MFRB has been around since 1997 and its research efforts are centered on the recovery of the Maui Parrotbill (Kiwikiu). Native to the forest of Haleakala, the parrotbill are endangered. Half of the night’s pint sales will go to the Benefit. 6pm-midnight. Maui Brewing Company. (4405 Honoapiilani Hwy., Lahaina); 808-573-0280; mauiforestbirds.org; mauibrewingco.com.
DOUBT AT PRO-ARTS – Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Drama and the Tony Award for Best Play in 2005, ProArts Playhouse in Kihei is presenting Doubt: A Parable. The story takes place in the early 1960s and concerns a struggle between charismatic and progressive Father Flynn and Principal Sister Aloysius Beauvier, an iron-glove who believes in fear and discipline. Directed by Kristi Scott and produced by Jonathan Lehman. Mature Audience. Show runs Sept. 28 to Oct. 14. Thu. Fri. & Sat. at 7:30pm and Sun. at 3pm. $20.00. Kamaaina Nights Sept. 29, Oct. 4 and Oct. 11. ProArts Playhouse, Azeka Shopping Center (1280 S. Kihei Rd.); 808-463-6550; proartspacific.com.
AUGIE T’S SUMMER OF LOL – Get ready to laugh-out-loud. Augie T reunites the fellas of the Na Ali’i of Comedy at the MACC for a final summertime fling this Friday. Joining him onstage are comedic legends Frank De Lima, Mel Cabang and Andy Bumatai. Entertaining Hawaii for over 30 years, De Lima is a staple in Hawaii’s entertainment along with philanthropic scene. As an entrepreneur and comic, Mel Cabang has been in Hawaii for over 40 years with spot appearances on multiple television programs. An iconic fixture in Hawaii’s comedic scene, Bumatai has opened for Kenny Loggins, The Beach Boys and Lionel Richie. $30/standard, $40/premium with meet-and-greet. McCoy Studio Theater, MACC (One Cameron Way, Kahului); 808-242-2787, mauiarts.org.
FOUR SEASONS BREWHAHA – Here’s your chance to taste 14 brews from across the globe. Four Season Resorts is hosting the 2nd annual Brewhaha East vs. West where Asia and Europe’s top-shelf beers go head-to-head at this oceanfront party. This year there will be brews from Japan, Australia and India against Belgium, Germany, Scotland and England. Guests will be the judges and the side with the most cheers gets the bragging rights. Chef of the Year Roger Stettler will craft a menu to complement the brews and pay homage to each country of origin. 6:30pm-8:30pm. $79plus tax. Four Seasons Resort Maui (3900 Wailea Alanui Dr.); 808-874-2201; fourseasons.com/maui.
BLUETECH – Bluetech’s special brand of electronica is here for a special two-night journey. The Friday show at Longhi’s in Lahaina will feature local DJ Boogiemeister’s downtempo to mid tempo groovin’ deep soul set and DJ Deviant’s delicious downtempo delights. Don’t miss out on the live painting, percussion and visuals by FuzzBox. Ten percent of proceeds will go to GMO free Maui. FRIDAY: $10. Longhi’s (888 Front St., Lahaina); 808-667-2288. SATURDAY: 9:30pm. $15. Casanova’s (1188 Makawao Ave.); 808-572-0220; Origins-BeatsBazaar.com.
SATURDAY, SEPT. 29
MOKU‘ULA PROJECT DAY – The Friends of Moku’ula will gather this Saturday for the 19th annual National Public Lands Day. Moku’ula means “Sacred Island” in Hawaiian. FOM takes that seriously, and is trying to raise awareness of the Hawaiian culture through the restoration, preservation, education and revitalization of the old Mokuʻula and Mokuhinia ponds. Volunteers will take part in removing invasive species, spreading mulch, planting native species and cleaning up debris. Free. 8am-12pm. Meet @ Moku’ula on Front Street in Lahaina; 808-661-3659; mokuula.com.
CAPTAIN JACK’S BIRTHDAY – It’s Captain Jack’s second anniversary and they’re celebrating pirate-style. While we wish that meant that it was time to enjoy all the mayhem, pillaging and rum you could handle, it’s actually more of a get dressed up in pirate garb kind of thing (eye patches, hand hooks, etc.) and say “Arrr” a lot. But there will be drink specials, live music by Johnny Ringo and dance beats from DJ Scotty D. 9pm-Midnight. Captain Jack’s (672 Front St., Lahaina); 808-667-0988.
THE VANDALS – Inspired by the Descendants and Dickies, the Vandals have survived two decades as a catchy punk-pop group. The Orange County natives’ diverse sounds catapulted the band into fame. Consider them the forefathers of Blink-182 and Offspring. And now they’re gonna rock The Hard Rock Cafe. 21+. 9pm. $18 (GA). Hard Rock Cafe (900 Front St., Lahaina); 808-667-7400; underworldevents.com; facebook.com/underworldevents.
SUNDAY, SEPT. 30
MAUI FIREFIGHTERS VS. CHEFS CHILI COOK-OFF – Maui Firefighters are taking on Maui’s best chefs at the 8th Annual Chili Cook-Off. There will be three categories: Traditional (no beans or pasta), Hazmat/Freestyle (anything goes) and Wild Land (vegetarian). The teams will prepare and cook at the Maui Fair Events Arena. Awards and the final presentation will take place at 5pm. The public is invited to sample and vote on the their fave. The people’s choice will walk away with a cash prize of $300. All proceeds will go to Shriners Hospitals for child patient transportation. The fund gives children who sustain fire-related injuries proper medical treatment and rehabilitation. $1 (per sample bowl) 4pm-6pm. Maui Fair. (700 Halia Nakoa St., Wailuku); mauifair.com.
CLASSIC CAR SHOW – Devotees to the glamour and mystery of vintage machines will love Peggy Sue’s 17th annual Classic Car Show. All cars are welcome here but only those dating to 1982 and earlier qualify for the Big Brother Big Sister Award. The car show is one of the largest displays of wicked wheels on Maui. There’s live music, games and prizes. You can pre-register your car for $5 or register at the show for $8. Join the Maui Classic Cruisers for car culture all year long, and check out car cruise night the first Saturday night of the month. At the very least, bite into a Cadillac burger with Maui Cattle Co, beef at Peggy Sue’s for a taste of the old days. 11am-4pm. Peggy Sue’s, Azeka Mauka (1279 S. Kihei Rd.); 808-875-8944. (@jenrusso)