THURSDAY, OCT. 10
CHARMAINE CLAMOR – Originator of the musical genre known as “Jazzipino,” Charmaine Clamor performs this Thursday at the Maui Arts and Cultural Center. Praised by critics for her strong vocal ability and piano skill, as well as getting named one of the top 100 most influential Filipinos in the US, Clamor stands out as a unique and talented Jazz musician. Her combination of inspiration drawn from her heritage and her tremendous musical ability has won Clamor national and even international recognition. $12-$42. 7:30pm. Maui Arts and Cultural Center, Castle Theater (One Cameron Way, Kahului); 808-242-7469, Mauiarts.org. Photo courtesy MACC
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FRIDAY, OCT. 11
‘BERMUDA AVENUE TRIANGLE’ – What do you get when two retired widows fall for the same charming crook? Find out this Friday as ProArts Playhouse debuts the comedy Bermuda Avenue Triangle. Written by Renee Taylor and Joseph Bologna, the play will have you laughing as Johnny Paolucci (said charming crook) sweeps the ladies off their feet and into a tizzy. Everyone’s encouraged to strap in for a funny ride! Visit the website for kama’aina and Sunday show times. $22. 7:30pm. ProArts Playhouse, Azeka (Makai) Shopping Center (1280 S. Kihei Rd.) 808-463-6550, Proartspacific.com.
AMY HANAIALI‘I – Known for her falsetto voice and savvy business intellect, Amy Hanaiali‘i Gilliom is true Hawaiian musical star. The five-time Grammy nominee and Na Hoku Hanohano Award winner has made Billboard charts album after album. The granddaughter of Jennie Napua Woodd, a notable kumu in Hollywood, Amy continues in her tutu’s footsteps as a cultural ambassador and has toured in Japan, Europe and Polynesia. Dine with one of Hawaii’s finest this Friday at Stella Blues. $60 dinner & show/ $30 show only. 6pm dinner/ 7pm show only. Stella Blues (1279 S. Kihei Rd.); 808-874-3779, Stellablues.com.
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SATURDAY, OCT. 12
12 @ TWILIGHT GOLF TOURNAMENT – Maui United Way has been serving the people of Maui for more than six decades. This Saturday, the nonprofit organization’s 12 @ Twilight golf tournament invites teams out to the Wailea Blue Golf Course. There you can enjoy a 12-hole course, refreshments and drinks at each hole, all while helping Maui United Way. Contests include getting the ball closest to the pin, making the longest drive and scoring a hole in one. Following the tournament, there will be a silent auction and reception. Unable to attend? Just sponsor a team. $500/team of 4. 1pm. Wailea Blue Golf Course (120 Kaukahi St, Wailea); 808-244-8787, Mauiunitedway.org.
MAUI FIL-AM HERITAGE FESTIVAL – The balut eating contest, Manong Flores #Yoyo Contest and a chance to win airfare to the Philippines are a few of the many activities happening at the third annual Fil-Am Heritage Festival. This Saturday, celebrate the Filipino culture at the Maui Mall. DJ Jay J will be in the mix as people compete for the title of Top Filipino Fashionista, show off their art skills in the P-noy artist contest and get a chance to win airfare to Las Vegas. The experience continues as three Master P-noy chefs prepare dishes live. Gather the ohana for a delectable day of culture and cuisine. 10am-3pm. Maui Mall (70 E. Ka’ahumanu Ave., Kahului), Mauifilipinochamber.com.
COONEY SURF CONTEST – Located on Maui’s North Shore, Ho’okipa is renowned for conditions that allow all manner of surfing. Seasoned windsurfers and surfers gather this Saturday for the ninth annual Cooney Surf Contest. The day-long competition honors the late Steve Cooney, a surfing enthusiast who tragically lost his life in a car accident. Aside from the eight divisions, this year’s special event is the “Invitational Air Show,” which gives contestants the opportunity to show off their aerial maneuvers. All ages welcome, and lunch is included in registration fee. $25 general. $30 Pro-Am. 7am. Ho’okipa Beach Park (Hana Hwy, Paia); 808-579-9526, Hanahwysurf.com/cooney.html.
KANEKOA – At the intersection of the traditional ukulele and rock lies Kanekoa. Often referred to as an experience, the band definitely creates a unique sound. With two full length albums, three EP’s and a loyal cyber and local following, Kanekoa has covered quite the ground over the past decade. Now you can catch the six-piece band this Saturday, at Diamond’s in Kihei. Celebrate with Jager specials as Diamond’s bids a farewell to one of their own–Misty–as she embarks on a new journey. No cover. 9pm. Diamonds Ice Bar & Grill (1279 S Kihei Rd.), Diamondsicebar.com.
FREE UKULELE WORKSHOP – Leading up to the eighth annual Ukulele Festival is a free Ukulele Workshop on Saturday. Taught by Roy and Kathy Sakuma, it’s open to beginners and intermediate learners of all ages. Participants must be able to hold C, F and G7 chords and bring a ukulele, pencil and paper for note-taking. Learn to play one of Hawaii’s most celebrated instruments. Participants will also be entered to win a finely crafted ukulele as well. Free. 10am-2pm. Maui Arts and Cultural Center (One Cameron Way, Kahului); 808-242-7469, Mauiarts.org.
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SUNDAY, OCT. 13
8TH ANNUAL UKULELE FESTIVAL – Pay tribute to the ukulele this Sunday at the MACC’s 8th Annual Maui ‘Ukulele Festival. Grab your low-laying beach chair or blanket and enjoy a host of acclaimed ‘ukulele maestros on the MACC lawn. Richard Ho’opi’i, Willie K and Paula Fuga are just a few of the performers attendees can look forward to. You can also shop for made-in-Hawaii crafts, grind on local food (available for purchase) and enter a chance to win a finely crafted ukulele of your own. Gather the ohana for a relaxing afternoon of community and music. Free. 1pm-6pm. Maui art and Cultural Center, A&B Amphitheater. (One Cameron Way, Kahului); 808-242-7469, Mauiarts.org.
‘RIO’ ON THE LAWN – Take advantage of our island weather and enjoy a movie night on the lawn at Hope Chapel in Kihei. This Sunday, the community is invited to watch Pixar’s Rio. Travel with Blu on an unforgettable journey to Rio De Janeiro with the jewel of his eye. Food will be available at family friendly prices. Bring your blankets and low laying beach chairs (but please, no coolers). Free. 4:30pm. Hope Chapel (300 E. Welakahao Rd.); 808-879-3853, Hopechapelmaui.com.
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MONDAY, OCT. 14
KEIKI IMPROV CLASSES – Theatre Theatre Maui and the Boys & Girls Club in Lahaina are teaming up to offer Westside keiki an exciting opportunity to participate in improvisational training with Kristi Scott. Hone your keiki’s energy and creativity for a time of self-expression and confidence building. The class will run eight weeks on Mondays. Register your keiki today! 4:30pm-5:30pm. Boys & Girls Club (280 Shaw St., Lahaina), Bgcmaui.org.
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TUESDAY, OCT. 15
MAUI FOREST BIRD RECOVERY PROJECT BENEFIT – Join Flatbread Company for a night of delicious gourmet pizza and help out the Maui Forest Bird Recovery Project. MFBR helps in the recovery of native forest birds specific to Maui. With a mere 500 or so left in the wild, MFBR has a lot of work to do. Treat yourself to Flatbread’s wood-fired pies that boast locally grown and organic ingredients, and a portion of the proceeds will help out MFBR. A silent auction will feature bird related artifacts. 5pm-10pm. Flatbread Company (89 Hana Hwy, Paia), Mauiforestbirds.org; Flatbreadcompany.com.
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WEDNESDAY, OCT. 15
GEORGE KAHUMOKU SHOW 10TH ANNIVERSARY – This Wednesday, we’re all invited to celebrate the fact that George Kahumoku Jr.’s Slack Key Show-Masters of Hawaiian Music is turning 10. Enjoy a slice of cake while some of Maui’s best slack key virtuosos serenade you. The evening will gather slack key masters as well as up-and coming talent. Show regulars like Kahumoku, Da Ukulele Boyz, Sterling Seaton and Wainani Kealoha will all be there, and they’ll be joined by Dennis Kamakahi, Richard Ho‘opi‘i, Chino Montero, Gabriel Goebbert and Austin Carvalho. Reservations highly recommended. A package deal with the show and a dinner at the Sea House is also available. Go online for ticket prices. 7:30pm. Napili Kai Beach Resort, Pavilion (5900 L. Honoapi’lani Rd., Napili); 808-669-3858, SlackKeyShow.com.
‘DOWN PERISCOPE’ – The month of military humor at Ambrosia Martini Lounge continues with Down Periscope this Wednesday. Lieutenant Commander Tom Dodge (Kelsey Grammer) guides the USS Stingray, an old diesel submarine, to battle against the much more powerful USS Orlando. With a shaky crew and odds stacked against him, will Dodge and his crew succeed in destroying a dummy battleship during war games? Free popcorn and Happy Hour specials run until 9pm. No cover. 7:30pm. Ambrosia’s Martini Lounge (1913 S. Kihei Rd.); 808-891-1011, Ambrosiamaui.com.