THURSDAY, JULY 18
ATAMIRA – Hailing from Aotearoa are the men and women of the Atamira Dance Company. The first of its kind, Atamira boasts a contemporary dance program rooted in Maori tradition. Inspired by culture, Atamira uses the art of movement to tell the tale of its indigenous people. Fulfilling a need to serve the Maori urban community, ADC’s productions have won rave reviews and toured extensively throughout the South Pacific. Arrive early (6pm) for a free “The Mana of Dance” talk story session with the artistic director. $12-$32. 7:30pm. Maui Arts and Cultural Center, Castle Theater (One Cameron Way, Kahului); 808-242-7469, Mauiarts.org. Photo courtesy the MACC
VEGETARIAN COOKING WITH RACHEL DAVIES – Cooking healthy has never been easier, thanks to Down To Earth. This Thursday you can join Chef Rachel Davies as she teaches how to cook dishes with organic and natural ingredients. The vegetarian cooking class will explore a variety of dishes, offering students fun and easy ways to cook. Davies will share recipes that feature local ingredients. Along with thousands of other recipes, they’ll be available online as well. The course is crafted with a range of budget and skill levels in mind. No registration is required. Free. 5:30pm-6:30pm. Down to Earth (305 Dairy Rd., Kahului); 808-877-2661, Downtoearth.org.
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FRIDAY, JULY 19
MAKAWAO THIRD FRIDAY – Dance Under the Stars to the tunes of the Haiku Hillbillys at Makawao Friday Town Party. The “Summer Bash” continues with ono local grinds, live music and face painting for the keiki. Collections Boutique will feature Alan Hodara. Peruse the wares of local merchants while savoring flavors unique to the island. Oh, and save room for dessert because Cotton Candy Maui, Shaka Pops and Da Local Banana will be serving up some of Maui’s favorite local sweets. Free. 6pm-9pm. Makawao Town ( Between Brewer Road and Makawao Avenue), Mauifridays.com.
DISNEY’S THE LITTLE MERMAID JR – This year, Theatre Theatre Maui is presenting Disney’s The Little Mermaid Jr. Following the 2013 Westside Youth Summer Camp, camp goers will be excited to put into action the dramatic tools they’ve learned. With the help of TTM’s creative team, the Disney classic will come to life. Swim with Ariel as she daydreams about life as a human being. The family-friendly production is directed by Kristi Scott, with music by Vania Jerome. $5 (keiki 12 and younger). $10 (12+) July 19 & 20 (7pm) July 21 (2pm). Westin Resort, Spa Haleakala Ballroom (2365 Ka’anapali Pkwy), Facebook.com/pages/Theatre-Theatre-Maui.
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SATURDAY, JULY 20
KULA FIELDS’ 5TH ANNIVERSARY – Kula Fields is turning five and all are invited to join the festivities. Kula Fields, Kupu Maui and Edible Hawaiian Islands Magazine are teaming up to celebrate, but they’re skipping cake. See, guests are invited to make their favorite pie that highlights local ingredients. Bring your pie to share with everyone and enjoy other entries. Not much of a baker? No problem–just bring eco-friendly paper plates (no styrofoam), forks, napkins and cups to contribute. Oh, and no dairy or cream pies. Social media mavens are encouraged to Tweetup using the hashtag #KupuMaui. 10am-1pm, Maui Tropical Plantation (1670 Honoapi’ilani Hwy., Wailuku), Kulafields.com.
MAUI HUMANE SOCIETY TURNS 60 – Celebrating six decades of serving Maui’s furry friends, The Maui Humane Society is marking 60 years. Live music, giveaways and shelter tours are just the beginning–all adoptions are 60 percent off and kids are welcome to bounce and slide over at the keiki zone. Pet training demos by ‘Ohana Pet Training and shelter tours will help first-time pet owners acclimate and offer insight into Maui Humane Societies efforts. For your dining pleasure, Shaka Pops, Outrigger Pizza Company and Paia Bay Cafe will be on hand with delicious treats. 12pm-4pm. Maui Humane Society (1350 Mehameha Loop, Pu’unene); 808-877-3680, Mauihumanesociety.org.
YOGA FOR ARTISTS – Calling all artists: Body Alive is hosting a special yoga session that’s focused on tension and strain relief for your hands. The Vinyasa style yoga will focus on neck, shoulder, wrists and hip pain alleviation. Rejuvenate with fellow artists during this time of restoration and focus. Pre-registration is required. $30. 3:30pm-5:30. Body Alive Yoga (1995 Main St., Wailuku); 808-359-1060, Bodyaliveyoga.com.
STARRY NIGHT CINEMA SCREENS ‘UP’ – Sit back and relax for a great movie under the stars. The Maui Arts and Cultural Center’s Starry Night Cinema is screening Disney-Pixar’s Up. Gather your family and friends for some amazing animation that’s sure to pull at your heart-strings. Follow the tale of heartache, friendship and adventure as two unlikely characters find that dreams really can come true, even if they take a really long time. Make it a family outing and arrive early for music, dinner (for purchase) and keiki friendly crafts. Free. 6pm Dinner/ 7:30 Movie. Maui Arts and Cultural Center (One Cameron Way, Kahului); 808-244-7469, Mauiarts.org.
ANUHEA – Returning to the Stella Blues Supper Club stage for a two-show set is Maui’s own Anuhea. These special edition shows will be recorded live from the stage in anticipation of her upcoming music video release. The unplugged performance will feature Anuhea and Tabber Millard, her touring percussionist. Here’s a chance to enjoy an intimate performance of a great musician during dinner. Can’t make dinner? No worries, because guests can opt for show only. $30 show only/ $60 show & dinner. 1st show: 5pm dinner/6pm-7:30pm show. 2nd show: 8pm dinner/9pm-10:30 show. Stella Blues (1279 S Kihei Rd.), Stellablues.com.
WAILEA TENNIS CLUB CLINIC – If you’re a junior (under 18) and have been thinking about picking up tennis, this is your chance to take a swing at it. The Wailea Tennis Club is hosting a day-long clinic to introduce keiki to the game. United States Professional Tennis Association-certified instructors will foster an appreciation for the sport while promoting team building and sportsmanship. The Wailea Tennis Club is ranked in the top 50 of the nation’s best resorts and offers a myriad of programs for all ages. Interested parties must call to sign up. Free. 9:30am-11:30am. Wailea Tennis Club (131 Wailea Ike Place); 808-879-1958, Waileatennis.com.
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TUESDAY, JULY 23
FREE KEIKI YOGA – Maui Adventure Nanny is inviting keiki aged five to eight for Kids Yoga. Yeah, you heard that right. Combining their expertise in child care and yoga, Michelle and Annalisa will teach techniques that contribute to strength building, flexibility and honing energy. Keiki will participate in team work activities while building self-esteem and listening skills. Bring water, towel or yoga mat and sunscreen. 10am-10:45am. Kamaole 1, South Side on Grass Area (2395 S. Kihei Rd.), Mauiadventurenanny.com.
‘DINOSAUR’ – Dinosaur will be featured at the Kihei Public Library’s “Movie Night” this Tuesday. Be transported to prehistoric times as an orphaned dinosaur (Iguanodon) is reunited with his own kind after growing up with lemurs. Re-live the days of early computer animation with this Disney classic. Free popcorn and other refreshments will be available. All children must be accompanied by caregiver. Contact the Library as soon as possible if special accommodation is needed. Free. 6pm. Kihei Public Library, (35 Waimahaihai St., Kihei); 808-875-6833.
16TH ANNUAL PRIMETIME WELLNESS FAIR – The public is invited to the 16th Annual Maui PrimeTime Wellness Fair. Door prizes, health screenings and nutritional information booths will be made available. Enter a chance to win a $200 dollar gas card and enjoy entertainment all while educating yourself on health and wellness. Free. 8:30am-noon. Binhi at Ani Filipino Community Center (780 Onehe’e Ave., Kahului); 808-270-7755, Mauicounty.gov.
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WEDNESDAY, JULY 24
SAMMY HAGAR RUM PAIRING – Sandy beaches and Sammy’s Beach Bar Rum is what’s for dinner! Master Distiller Mark Nigbur, Royal Lahaina Resort Chef Bernardo Salazar and Master Mixologist Joey Gottesman are joining forces for a Sammy’s Beach Bar Rum Pairing Dinner. Sit oceanfront on the Villas Lawn and indulge in a four-course dinner complemented by premium Sammy’s Silver Rum pairings. The evening will also feature a new product–Redhead. Using pure cane sugar, Sammy’s tantalizing aroma and depth speaks for itself. Seating is limited. Reservations and cancellations policy apply. $65. 6:30pm. Royal Lahaina Resort, Villas Lawn (2780 Keka’a Dr., Ka’anapali);808-661-9119, Royallahaina.com.