Saturday (November 27), 9am-3pm, Bailey House Museum & Yokouchi Estate, Wailuku, $10/$15
Celebrating Hawaiian arts, culture, food and entertainment, this fundraiser for the Maui Historical Society features Uluwehi Guerrero — whose latest Na Hoku Hanohano awards include 2010 Hawaiian Album of the Year and Favorite Entertainer of the Year — plus Richard Ho’opi’i, Lei’ohu Ryder, Halau Hula Kauluokala, Na Leo Lani O Maui community choir, and emcee Braddah Poki of Pacific Radio Group.
Read the August 2009 MauiTime story about Guerrero HERE, written ahead of his award-winning release Uluwehi Sings Na Mele Hula Aloha – Beloved Hula Songs. Here’s my favorite snippet:
“Calling the album’s 16 tracks a collection of “musical photographs,” the 20-page liner notes—slid into the left pocket of the entirely recycled, plastic-free packaging—contain a photographic homage to each song. “Nani Kamakura,” for example, the only original song on the album, was inspired by the beauty of Japan’s iconic cherry blossoms and features the lyrics in Hawaiian and Japanese with photos from Guerrero’s travels to Japan. (True to his thematic attention to detail, at our meeting I’m served—among other ono sweets—white bean manju, Maui style, on little cherry blossom motif plates.)”
As this is the 10th anniversary of this event, expect expanded food and crafts vendors, as well as the addition of Hawaiian arts demonstrations — like lei and kapa making, lauhala weaving, Hawaiian quilting, and poi pounding — plus a keiki activity area. The museum’s gift shop is the perfect place for holiday gift shopping (remember, a neat perk to being a MHS member is receiving 10percent-off purchases, everyday), and silent auctions give you good reason for splurging on unique items and experiences, for a good cause.
Things to bring: blankets and/or low-backed beach chair (too stake out a spot and keep yourself comfortable); full wallets (it’s for a good cause, after all); empty stomach (a situation quickly rectified, thanks to the ono grinds sure to abound).
Tickets are available at the museum, located at 2375-A Main Street in Wailuku (808-244-3326), and are priced at just $10 in advance (will call available if pre-paid) or $15 on the day-of. Keiki under 12 are admitted free with a paid adult.