THURSDAY, MAY 23
TASTE OF OREGON – If you’re one of those people who like fine wine and great food, you might want to head over to the Westside this Thursday for Kahana Grill’s Taste of Oregon dinner. Guests will enjoy three old-world white and three vintage red wines reflective of their Oregon roots. The three-course meal by Chef Alex Stainslaw will begin with pupu mussels followed by prawns, oven-poached monchong, duck and, finally, desserts. Savor the Willamette Valley’s selection including 2009 Beaux Frères Pinot Noir “The Upper Terrace,” 2011 Ken Wright Pinot Blanc and 2010 Chehalem Inox Chardonnay. $70. 6pm. Kahana Grill (4405 Honoapi‘ilani Hwy Ste. 301, Kahana); 808-669-4000, Kahanagrill.com.
SANTA BARBARA WINE DINNER – California’s Gold Coast meets Makena Beach & Golf Resort’s South Shore for MBR’s second winery of the month event. Connoisseurs, foodies and just regular type folk are all invited to a sit-down dinner highlighting Santa Barbara’s Palmina Clifton Vineyard. Chef Marc McDowell and winemaker Steve Clifton will pair a six-course meal blending island flavors with Palmina grapes. Guests can look forward to Ahi and Hamachi paired with Palamina Botasea Rose and Hazelnut Crusted Colorado Lamb Chop paired with Palmina’s Nebiollo. Get a taste of Santa Barbara without paying for airfare. But seating is limited and reservations required. $100. 6:30pm. Makena Beach & Golf Resort, Cafe on the Green (5400 Makena Alanui); 808-874-1111, Makenaresortmaui.com/dining.
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FRIDAY, MAY 24
KIHEI FOURTH FRIDAY – Summer has arrived and Kihei Fourth Friday Town Party invites you to break a sweat in honor of National Fitness and Sports month. Maui Powerhouse Gym and Zumba Maui will work out attendees during an “I work I sweat” session (7:20pm). Catch live music by Visibly Shaken at 6pm and Simply Twisted at 7:40pm. The Keiki Zone is back with beats by DJ Dan Weisman and an appearance by the Bubble Man. The food court is back with a variety of flavors and cuisine. Pick up your summer swimsuit and other items from local merchants or sign up to volunteer at local non-profits. Free. 6pm-9pm. Azeka Shopping Center, Mauka (1279 S. Kihei Rd.), Mauifridays.com.
VINTAGE WINE FESTIVAL – Wine enthusiasts are invited to take part in Four Seasons Resort’s three-day Vintage Wine Festival. Kosta Browne, Patz & Hall, Costa de Oro, Brewer Clifton and Domaine de Cherisey will be featured throughout the weekend. The first evening features a crafted dinner by FSM’s Chef Roger Stettler while guests share their picks in burgundy wines. On the second evening, guests can dine at one of the three (Spago, Ferraro’s or DUO) Four Seasons restaurants where two wineries will be highlighted. Concluding the weekend will be a gala held on the resort’s oceanfront lawn where a select 40 wines will take stage. Throughout the weekend, Makana will serenade the crowd. Contact the resort for rates and to reserve a space. Four Seasons Resort (3900 Wailea Alanui Dr.); 808-874-2201, Fourseasons.com/maui.
44TH ANNUAL BARRIO FIESTA – Binhi At Ani presents the 44th Annual Barrio Fiesta. Celebrating Filipino heritage and history, the two-day event will feature pageantry, cultural demonstrations, specialty food booths and family friendly activities. Friday will include cultural entertainment and the coronation of Ms. Barrio Fiesta 2013 along with opening ceremonies (5pm-10pm). On Saturday, get your Filipino food fix with cascaron, dinardaran, pansit and halo halo. Entertainment will feature a talent contest, Little Miss Barrio Fiesta pageant, the D’Jackstone Brothers and more. 10am-10pm. War Memorial Soccer Field (700 Halia Nakoa St., Wailuku,) Binhiatani.org.
PRIME – Seriously, it’s time to get to the Southside’s “PRIME” spot Diamonds this Friday night (following Kihei Fourth Friday of course). Savor bar specials like $3 Rolling Rock bottles and $4 Smirnoff Watermelon libations. Get hyped with Jay J and groove with Next Level Entertainment Dollz as DJ LX drops the evening’s beat. The night will double as a birthday bash for NLE’s own Vixen Doll. Get the late night munchies? The kitchen is open ‘til midnight, leaving lots of time for dance, drink and delight. 21+. Free. Diamonds Ice Bar and Grill (1279 S. Kihei Rd.); 808-874-9299, Diamondsicebar.com.
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SATURDAY, MAY 25
MAUI MOONLIGHT CRUISE – Maui Moonlights is setting Sail for Education, an evening benefiting Community Work Day. Cruise with Maui Moonlights’ girls, enjoy pupus and sip on cocktails while a portion of the proceeds help Community Work Day’s school garden program. What’s billed as the island’s only party boat features a unique blend of house music featuring Skrillex, Damian Marley, Metallica and more. DJ LX will steer the beats, Chef Hiram of Honu Cuisine lights up the galley while photographers Nat Stillmaker and Genevieve DeRago document the festivities. Be sure to grab your tickets before hand. $129 single. $240 couple. 3pm check-in. Maui Moonlights (Ma’alaea Harbor, Slip 55); 310-954-9073, Mauimoonlights.com.
MAUI MOUNTAIN BIKE RELAY – Grab a friend or ride solo at the Maui Mountain Bike Relay this Saturday. Benefitting Big Brothers Big Sisters’ one-on-one mentoring programs, the event offers courses for keiki (under 13), entry level and advanced mountain bikers. Onlookers can enjoy entertainment and food vendors during the races. Bring a bag of clothes or houseware to donate to the Salvation Army and the cover charge (not registration) will be waived. Registration is required for all cyclists and start times vary. Solo $30. Team $50. 7am. Makawao Veterans Cemetery (Makawao), Mauiracereg.com.
CLASSIC CAR SHOW – Roll up with your best patriotic spirit for this year’s Memorial Day Classic Car Cruise at the Lahaina Gateway center. The evening will feature Maui Classic Cruisers along with car clubs from other islands. Not a member of a car club? No problem, bring your classic anyway. Take part in the Red, White & Blue costume contest with your best patriotic threads at 6pm. Raffle purchases, event logo item sales and donations from the evening will benefit youth clubs and Lahaina school sports teams. Take advantage of the merchant and dining specials throughout the shopping center. Free. 5pm-10pm. Lahaina Gateway Shopping Center (305 Keawe St., Lahaina), Lahainagateway.com.
MARCH AGAINST MONSANTO – Stand in solidarity this Saturday as Maui residents “March Against Monsanto.” Join the sea of voices raising awareness and calling for GMO-free standards. The worldwide movement raises food supply issues, promotes local food resources and seeks accountability from the mega-companies who make astonishing profits by feeding us. Bring supplies to two sign-making sessions prior to the march on Thursday, May 23 at Baldwin Beach in Paia (3pm-sunset) or at Kamaole 3 Beach in Kihei (4pm-sunset). The march begins at War Memorial Stadium and will end at the Hawaiian Canoe Club in Kahului. 11am. War Memorial Stadium (700 Halia Nakoa St., Wailuku).
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SUNDAY, MAY 26
STORYTELLING: ‘AUKELENUIAIKU – The Maui Arts and Cultural Center presents another episode in it’s Storytelling series this Sunday. Follow ‘Aukelenuia-a-Iku on his journey to manhood in search of Kane. The waters of Kane are known as the source of life. The coming-of age tale is told through hula and chant. Don’t miss a compelling evening of beautiful, powerful art. Free. 3pm. Maui Arts and Cultural Center, The Pa (One Cameron Way, Kahului); 808-242-7469, Mauiarts.org.
PHOTOGRAPHY PASSION & RISK – The Schaefer International Gallery at the MACC is presenting Photography Passion & Risk, a new exhibit running May 26-July 21. The exhibit will feature three photographers with Hawaii ties. “America Hand Made” follows Ed Goldstein’s fascination with traditional tools and how he uses them in an ever-changing digital world. Miki Nitadori’s “Reflect” is inspired by her Japanese heritage. And Bruna Stude’s “71%” exhibit ventures to remote parts of the world while combining her love of the ocean with use of chemically developed film. Free. Wed- Sun. 11am-5pm. Maui Arts and Cultural Center, Schaefer International Gallery (One Cameron Way, Kahului); 808-242-7469, Mauiarts.org. Photo: Ed Goldstein
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TUESDAY, MAY 28
NA KOA IKAIKA OPENING DAY – Maui’s local pro baseball team, the Na Koa Ikaika Maui, is all set for another season. Come out and cheer for the team this Tuesday. Comprised of Hawaii’s talented pro players, the Na Koa Ikaika offers local baseball fans a taste of our national past time. Take your family and friends out to a ball game! VIP $13. GA $8, Keiki/ Seniors $5. 5:30pm. Iron Maehara Stadium (700 Halia Nakoa St., Wailuku), Mauiprobaseball.com.
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WEDNESDAY, MAY 29
PURE PLEASURE – Treat yourself for a good cause this Wednesday at Ka’anapali Ocean Resort Villas’ “Pure Pleasure” soiree. Filled with fashion, appetizers and music, “Pure Pleasure” should stimulate all your senses. Guests will be greeted with a fashion show featuring local designer Maggie Coulombe. Taste an array of appetizers crafted by Sous Chef Wes Holder and listen to Mackie Mac drop beats. Dress red carpet ready, bid on specialty T-shirts, pucker up for the “best lips” contest and snag your complimentary Westin goodie bag. Guests will also be entered for a chance to win a trip to Spa Helani. Reservations Required. 21+. $50. 6pm-9pm. Pulehu (6 Kai Ala Dr., Ka’anapali); 808-667-3254; westinkaanapali.com.