Saturday (Sept. 24), 5:30-10pm, Ocean Lawn, Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa (2605 Kaanapali Pkwy.), $10/$25/$30/$85
The Maui Humane Society’s bringing back their Barktoberfest fundraising event for what’s sure to be a successful second year (and yeah, it’s still September, but close enough, right?). Proceeds from Barktoberfest will “provide safe and nurturing shelter, food, and veterinary care for animals in need, help reunite lost pets with their families, and help the orphans find their loving, forever-homes,” the organization says. And what better way to assist our isle’s needy critters and their caretakers’ mission, than by woofing down great grinds (gourmet German and island-style specialties) on the Sheraton’s Ocean Lawn, and imbibing hearty libations by Maui Brewing Company?
Of course, there’s a stellar entertainment lineup, including Ahumanu, Lisa Owen & The Village Musicians, Gerit Williams, Sebrina Barron, and the Haiku Hillbilly’s, who’ll electrify with a special lineup featuring Tom Conway (lead guitar), Joel Katz (lap steel), Kerry Sofaly (drums), Dave Grabor (bass), and Randall Rospond (guitar and vocals). To boot, the event boasts a cool activity tent with games and crafts for keiki, too. Full event tickets, (5:30-10pm) which include a buffet (until 7pm), are $85 for adults and $30 for keiki seven-to 15-years-old. General admission tickets (7-10pm) are just $25 adults and $10 for keiki. Oh, and if you wanna party—but don’t want to drive the Pali—the Sheraton’s offering special event rates for just $139 (for reservations, call 661-0031). For event tickets and more information, call 877-3680 ext. 32, or visit mauihumanesociety.org (PS: I know beer isn’t made in barrels per se, but it’s the best pun I could come up with. So, Kit Kat, OK?)