Sad news, the powers that be have canceled Wailuku First Friday, likely due to all this rainy weather, tough call. Nevertheless, there will be cool stuff happening in Wailuku tonight because the show must go on for some folks. The Maui Academy of Performing Arts Main Studios will be doing a show at 6pm “The Magic of Kamishibai“, written by and starring Kathy Collins, along with Francis Tau’a and Riley Hubin. This new musical tells the story of a young girl who learns a valuable lesson about compassion and respect from her Japanese grandmother. With original music written by Marti Kluth and played live by Gilbert Emata, the 40-minute show has been seen by 6,500 Maui students this year. All ages are welcome to support our local talent!
Speaking of talent – the brilliant folks at PangeaSeed Foundation are going to be hanging out at the hip Wailuku Coffee Company from 7pm to 9pm. Artists and art lovers are invited to learn more about the Sea Walls Maui initiative and enjoy a selection of short films curated by PangeaSeed Foundation and Bow Seat Ocean Awareness Programs. Soak up the art, sip some coffee and become part of this movement to save our oceans through art. For more on this initiative see this community news article from MauiTime