THURSDAY, AUG. 29
CROSBY & NASH – David Crosby and Graham Nash will be gracing the MACC stage this Thursday in honor of “Ruth’s Ride,” an effort to get a 10-year old access to a wheelchair-accessible vehicle. Talented as individuals, both Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees have proven just as powerful as a duo, with hits like “Wasted on the Way,” “Long Time Gone,” “Déjà Vu” and “Our House.” $45, $55, $75, $95 (includes premium seating and autographed Crosby & Nash DVD), $150 (includes premium seating and post show meet and greet) 7:30pm. MACC, Castle Theater (One Cameron Way, Kahului); 808-242-7469, Mauiarts.org.
KAMAKOA LINDSEY-ASING – Pau hana your week at the Baldwin House Museum for Lahaina Restoration Foundation’s monthly Hawaiian Music Series. This Thursday, the program features Hawaii Island native Kamakoa Lindsey-Asing. He draws a lot of his inspiration from his roots and has worked with Maui’s Ekolu. A familiar face on the Maui music scene, Kamakoa returns to the Baldwin House for a solo performance. Chairs are limited so guests are welcome to bring a mat or low-laying chair. Free. 6pm-7:30pm. Baldwin House Museum (120 Dickerson St, Lahaina), Lahainarestoration.org. Photo courtesy Lahaina Restoration Foundation
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FRIDAY, AUG. 30
REGGAE IN THE VALLEY – Marking its ninth anniversary, Reggae In The Valley returns with a lineup you’ll fall in love with. Ali Campbell sets stage on fire with UB40 hits like “Red Red Wine,” “Kingston Town” and “Homely Girl.” Crossing three generations and selling over 70 million records, the UB40 frontman has won top chart spots in the UK as a solo artist. The British sensation will share the stage with Na Hoku Hanohano Award winner Fiji, Maoli, Mana‘o Company, Jordan T and Josh Tatofi. Kalisi, Leylani and Lia Live will open the show. $30-$50. 4:30pm. Maui Arts and Cultural Center, A&B Amphitheater (One Cameron Way, Kahului); 808-244-7469, Mauiarts.org.
JAGERFEST – Diamond’s Ice Bar and Grill in Kihei wants you to get jazzed for Jager Fest 2013. This Friday, you get to enjoy $5 Jager shots and $6 Jager bombs and more than 200 chances to win giveaways. Whether you like your Jager ice cold or room temperature (Ed. note: yuck), you can get it here! Next Level Entertainment will present DJ LX, Jay J and the sassy NLE dollz. Celebrate the German export and unique herb liquor. No cover. 9pm. Diamond’s Ice Bar and Grill (1279 S. Kihei Rd.); 808-874-9299, Diamondsicebar.com.
Z&G&E + MURS + DJ FRESH – Head to Casanova in Makawao this Friday for an evening of underground hip-hop. Zion I, The Grouch, Eligh, MURS and DJ Fresh will throw down for a meeting of creative minds. Consisting of two producers, the duo Zion I is noted for their innovative production. The Grouch is a founding member of The Living Legends. A self-described “bass fiend,” Eligh blends various genres into his hip-hop repertoire. Rounding out the group is underground Los Angeles native and MC MURS and Baltimore native and DJ to the stars DJ Fresh. 21+. $20. 8pm. Casanova (1188 Makawao Ave.), Casanovamaui.com.
MIXOLOGY/PROGRESSIVE DINNER – Awaken your senses at Ka’anapali Fresh 2013. This second annual summer soiree boasts Ka’anapali’s best in fresh food and locally produced products. The two-night event opens with “A Fresh Approach” to Mixology. Chandra Lucariello, the director of mixology for Southern Wine & Spirits and Hawaii’s branch dducation director for the US Bartender Guild, will share her tips and tricks to pouring a fresh cocktail. The evening continues with a progressive dinner starting at the Westin Maui Resort & Spa and then proceeding to the Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa for a sweet showcase. Ukulele virtuoso Jake Shimabukuro will close out the evening. Mixology 21+. $26.04. 2pm-4pm. Royal Lahaina Resort (2780 Kekaa Dr, Lahaina) Progressive Kaanapali 21+. $78.13. 6pm-9:30pm. The Westin (6 Kai Ala Dr, Lahaina) & The Sheraton (2605 Ka’anapali Pkwy.), Kaanapalifresh.com.
FARM TO TABLE – Ka’anapali Fresh continues with a Grown on Maui Farmers Market (7:30am-11:30am), Ka’anapali Coffee Tour (10:45am-2:00pm), and the Kaanapali Fresh Food and Wine Festival. The farmers market features coffee, native taro, colorful flowers, exotic fruits, sweet Kula onions, seed crops, grass-fed beef, seafood and more. To celebrate 200 years of coffee cultivation on island, you can tour the Ka‘anapali Coffee Farms with Kimo Falconer and Jeff Ferguson of MauiGrown Coffee. Be sure to leave space for the events signature Fresh Food and Wine Festival “Kaanapali 5-O,” benefiting Maui County Farm Bureau. Top chefs will partner with farmers to craft a unique feast. You can also enjoy music from Amy Hanaialiʻi Gilliom and Makana. For details on locations and times visit Kaanapalifresh.com.
ALEXANDER MAKSIK – The Merwin Conservancy invites you to the The Green Room, a new literary salon series engaging the community through the exploration of literature, art and nature. The inaugural event welcomes writer Alexander Maksik, whose latest work is A Marker to Measure Drift. The New York resident has been featured in many publications, including The New York Times and Harper’s. The evening will also feature Maui-based photographer Daniel Sullivan’s latest project–hiking the King’s Trail. Live music and pupus will be served. Books are available at Puka Puka in Paia, Barnes & Noble in Lahaina and at the salon. Seating is limited and sponsorships are available for those interested. $25-$1000. 6:30pm-9pm. Fort Faught (200 Kaluanui Rd., Makawao), Merwinconservancy.org.
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SATURDAY, AUG. 31
PAULA FUGA AND MIKE LOVE – Paula Fuga, Mike Love and Sam Ites are returning to the Stella Blues stage following the West Coast summer tour that featured Fuga and Love. Here are Fuga’s signature soothing melodies blended with Love’s Reggae riffs. Catch the Hawaiian songbird in her element. Maui locals and former Inna Vision members Bengali and Kokoman will open the show. $10. 9pm. Stella Blues (1279 S. Kihei Rd.), Stellablues.com, Paulafuga.com, Mikelovemusic.com.
SUNDAY, SEPT. 1
CHILI COOK-OFF – Ulupalakua Ranch Store & Grill and Shaka Pops want all chili enthusiasts to head over to the Ulupalakua Ranch Store for the first annual CASI Hawaii State Chili Championship Cook-Off this Sunday. Prizes include a hand-painted cook stove for first place, as well as gifts from Ulupalakua Ranch and the Maui Winery. Tasting kits are available ($5 for five tastes) beginning at 1pm. Chef Will Munder will also serve lunch specials featuring ranch beef, elk and lamb burger. Enjoy live music, ono chili and Maui’s countryside as the backdrop. Contestants will cook their chili entrees onsite and proceeds will benefit the Maui 4-H Livestock Association and their conservation efforts. 9am-4pm. Ulupalakua Ranch Store & Grill, Shakapopsmaui.com/chili.
KEIKI TILAPIA FISHING TOURNAMENT – The fifth annual Keiki Tilapia Fishing Tournament is returning to benefit the Maui United Way this Sunday. Keiki ages two to 18 are invited to cast their lines at Ka’anapali Golf Course Pond. The biggest (and smallest) catch will be recognized in each age category with trophies. The catch-and-release tournament gathers 600 keiki island-wide and is presented by the Maui Electric Company and Ka’anapali Golf Course. Keiki must register ahead of time. Go online to register and get the rules. 6:45am-9am. $20. Ka’anapali Golf Courses, Pond (2290 Ka’anapali Pkwy.), Mauielectric.com.
MALAMA MAUI – In conjunction with Ka’anapali Fresh, the Hawaii Wine and Food Festival presents “Malama Maui” this Sunday. The opening event will take guests on a culinary adventure featuring six renowned chefs, drawing inspiration from Ka’anapali Fresh’s theme of island-grown ingredients. Chefs include Bev Gannon, Gregory P. Grohowski, Hiroyuki Sakai, Sheldon Simeon, Rick Tramonto and Marcel Vigneron. Wineries include Amapola Creek, Loring Wine Company and Robert Biyale Vineyards. Guests will be treated to entertainment by The Pam Peterson Trio while basking on Hyatt’s sunset terrace. Spaces are limited. 6pm-9:30pm. $250. Hyatt Regency Resort & Spa (200 Nohea Kai Dr., Ka’anapali); Hawaiifoodandwinefestival.com.
BANYAN TREATS GRAND OPENING – The name has changed but the treats are still sweet! Previously known as Hula Cookies and Ice Cream Lahaina, the Pioneer Inn is welcoming the newly named (and owned) Banyan Treats. But Hula Cookie Ice Cream Sandwich fans shouldn’t fret because the staple will remain on the menu, accompanied by eight new Hawaii-inspired Hula Cookie flavors, 28 Roselani ice cream flavors and shave ice. And you can celebrate with new owners Len Storey and Lisa Downey at the grand opening this Sunday. You’ll be able to cool off with Hula Cookie samples, live music by slack key master Kevin Brown, a performance by Zenshin Daiko Drummers, a hula show, prizes and special guests. 1pm-4pm. Banyan Treats (658 Wharf St., Stall 9, Lahaina), Facebook.com/BanyanTreats.
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TUESDAY, SEPT. 3
MAUI JAZZ AND BLUES FEST OPENING – Kick off Maui’s premier Jazz and Blues Festival this Tuesday at the 3rd Annual Opening Party. HawaiiOnTV.com and Jazz Alley TV will present six days of world renowned musical talent. The opening concert will feature The Iguanas from New Orleans, Zydeco with Dwayne Dopsie and The Jazz Valley Trio. Make it a night out on the Westside and book a room at the Ritz-Carlton for a special festival rate. The schedule of events include local musicians and Na Hoku Hanohano Award winner Benny Uyetake and the Kalama School Ukulele Band, Zeshin Daiko Taiko and more. $25. 6pm-9pm. The Ritz-Carlton (1 Ritz Carlton Dr., Kapalua); 808-283-9070, Mauijazzandbluesfestival.com.