THURSDAY, OCT. 25
THE DUKES OF SEPTEMBER – Maui Arts and Cultural Center is presenting The Dukes of September Rhythm Revue. The superstar group consists of Donald Fagen, Michael McDonald and Boz Scaggs. Traveling with a nine-piece band, they will perform a collection of hits from each of their careers. Come for an evening of original music and popular covers. There are special packages for a three-course, pre-show dinner in Morgado Hall backstage and reserved parking in the MACC lot also available. Tickets range from $55- $149(premium seating.) Gates Open at 5pm. Show starts at 7pm. Maui Arts and Cultural Center, Pavillion/Amphitheatre (One Cameron Way, Kahului); 808-242-7469; www.mauiarts.org.
MAUI SLAM POETRY – Maui Slam Poetry is coming to Casanova with a twist. In honor of Halloween, Maui Slam poetry night is going erotica and will double as a costume ball. Poets, spoken word artists, emcees of all levels and anyone bold enough to step up to the mic and present their original work are welcome. Each artist will get three minutes and must sign up in person at 9:45pm at the door in order to qualify to win the $100 cash prize. Come as “kinky” as you dare because a “Halloween-inspired erotic playground awaits you!” Expect dance performances, live art and a costume parade throughout the evening. DJ Selecta Boomshot & DJ JayP will be mixin’ the hits for your dancing desires. 21+. $10. 9:30pm. Casanova Italian Restaurant & Deli (1188 Makawao Ave.); 808-572-0220; casanovamaui.com/blog.
FRIDAY, OCT. 26
IMUA EARLY CHILD DEVELOPMENT CONFERENCE – There are lots of challenges that come with raising children with development issues. One of those challenges shouldn’t be difficulty in obtaining information due to limited access here on Maui. To fight this, Imua Family Services started their two-day Early Childhood Development Conference. Attendees last year included people looking to get Continuing Education Units (CEUs), childcare and care-giving professionals looking to expand their knowledge and parents seeking to learn more about developmental issues facing their children. Tickets: $155; $60 Student, Teacher. Cameron Center Auditorium, Wailuku; imuafamilyservices.org. -Oliver de Silva (@odesilva)
WALK A MILE IN HER SHOES – Last week Central Maui walked the walk against domestic violence, and now this week it’s the Westside’s turn. Walk a Mile in Her Shoes is coming to the Lahaina Gateway Center. Sponsored by the West Maui Domestic Violence Task Force and Women Helping Women, this will be Lahaina’s first Walk a Mile in Her Shoes event. It challenges men to come out in their best heels and walk for the cause. Further, WAMIHS sparks the conversation about the causes, effects and solutions to domestic violence. The first 200 registrants get a free t-shirt. 4:30pm. $10. Lahaina Gateway Center ( 305 Keawe St. Lahaina), whwmaui.net.
RUSSELL PETERS – Currently on his Notorious 2012 World Tour to Maui, Russell Peters has made his way to Maui. A Canadian-Indian comedian and actor, Russell’s stand-up performances are renowned for his observational comedy, which highlights racial, ethnic, class and cultural stereotypes. In 2010, Forbes ranked him the seventh highest earning comedian (bringing in more than Jeff Foxworthy and Howie Mandel but less than Larry the Cable Guy). He also has more than 60 million views on YouTube and has sold more than 300,000 DVD copies of his shows “Outsourced” and “Red, White and Brown.” He’s also sold out tours in Australia, England, United Arab Emirates, Sweden, Singapore, South Africa, Norway, India, The Philippines, U.S. and Canada. Don’t miss out on a night of belly aching laughter. For mature audiences only. $29.50/gen adm, $45/reserved seats, $65/premium seats. 8pm. Maui Arts and Cultural Center, Castle Theater. (One Cameron Way, Kahului); 808-242-2787; mauiarts.org.
MACBETH – Maui Academy of Performing Arts is presenting Macbeth, Shakespeare’s “dark tragedy of ambition, passion, with the murder of a king and the fight for the soul of a nation.” It’s directed by David C. Johnston, a veteran in directing professional, educational and children’s theater. But you can be sure MAPA will put its own twist on what many consider Shakespeare’s best play. Audiences will have the chance to join the director and actors for post-show discussions after Oct. 28 and Nov. 4 matinees. Showings–Fri., Sat.: 7:30pm; Sun.: 2pm. $18 for adults; $15 for seniors and students; special group rates for school groups. Steppingstone Playhouse (275 W. Ka’ahumanu Ave, Kahului); 808-244-8760; mauiacademy.org.
BEER DINNER – In honor of Oktoberfest, that wonderful time of the year when we’re all supposed to dress in lederhosen and hoist cartoonishly large steins full of beer served by beautiful frauleins with cartoonishly large, um, personalities, Pacific’O and Maui Brewing Co. are presenting a beer dinner that will also highlight the former’s new Craft Beer List. That’s right, we’re talking a four-course dinner at the gorgeous oceanfront restaurant Pacific’O paired with the best of Maui Brew Co.’s specialty beers. Make your reservations now! $60 (includes tax and gratuity). 5:30pm. Pacific’O (505 Front St., Lahaina); 808-667-4341. -Anthony Pignataro (@apignataro)
SATURDAY, OCT. 27
VOLUNTEER EXPO 2012 – The County of Maui, along with others are proud to present the fifth annual Volunteer Expo 2012. In the spirit of volunteerism, the expo will feature 25 non-profits that contribute to making Maui the best it can be. Some of the organizations include the Maui Historical Society, HandsOn Maui, Hale Makua, The Maui Marine Sanctuary Volunteer Council and more. The afternoon will also include Zumba instructor Keoni Manuel, Ukulele virtuoso Derick Sebastian, the Maui Academy of Performing Arts and the Seabury Hall Hawaiian Ensemble. Emcee Charly Espina Takahma (from KISS 99.9 FM) will give out door prizes. 11am-2pm. Queen Ka’ahumanu Center (275 West Ka’ahumanu Ave, Kahului); 808-270-7150 firstname.lastname@example.org.
27 XTERRA KAPALUA – Duke’s Beach House XTERRA 10K and Hula Grill XTERRA 5K 2012 utilizes the Westside as a backdrop for another year of XTERRA festivities. The off-road triathlon invites all to participate and serves as a benefit for the Maui County Big Brothers Big Sisters program. The event offers adult and keiki alike the opportunity to give back while working up a sweat. Paul Mitchell stylists services will also be on hand in exchange for donation. Refer to website for prices and information on various XTERRA events. New registration 7-8am and packet pickup 7-8:30am at the race start. Ritz Carlton, Kapalua (One Ritz-Carlton Drive, Kapalua); xterraplanet.com/maui/index.html.
ANGKOR WAT INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL – The Angkor Wat International Film Festival (AWIF), named after the historic temple in Cambodia, serves as both a stage to films that promote cultural and environment preservation and a fundraiser to take the festival to Cambodia for the second year. It offers glimpses of the mystical, monumental powers of Angkor Wat, an ancient site of architectural wonders intertwining the Buddhist and Hindu faiths. Come take a glimpse into a different culture and help shed awareness on the issues other countries face. $10/film. $24/3-film pass. Maui Arts & Cultural Center (One Cameron Way, Kahului); 808-242-2787 www.mauiarts.org.
NOBLE CHEF 2012 – University of Hawaii, Maui College is hosting “The Noble Chef: Celebrate the Harvest” 2012 on Saturday. The annual event is Maui Culinary Academy’s largest fundraiser, which helps benefit education, student career advancement and community service. The event serves both as a fundraiser and training event for upcoming chefs attending MCA. The cocktail reception will feature top chef appetizers. So come literally enjoy the fruits of their labor. $175. Fairmont Kealani (4100 Wailea Alanui Dr.); 808-984-3261.
MOHALA MAI 2012 – If you enjoy top quality hula, then Mohala Mai 2012 is for you. This weekend they’re presenting Halau Na Lei Kaumaka O Uka. It’s a fundraiser benefiting kumu hula Napua Makua and Kahulu Maluo’s halau. The evening will feature both traditional and contemporary hula, chant and song. There will also be a silent auction in the Yokouchi Pavilion at 4pm. Musical duets and solo artists will join Halau Na Lei Kaumaka on stage to accompany the troops musically. $37. 5:30pm. MACC, Castle Theater (One Cameron Way, Kahului); 808-242-7469; mauiarts.org.
USED BOOK SALE – Bibliophiles, take note: Maui Friends of the Library is hosting a used-book sale at Whole Foods Market in Kahului. There will be stacks of fiction and non-fiction, and all proceeds will benefit public libraries in Maui County. Oh, and if you want to become a member of Maui Friends of the Library, they’ll have applications. 9am-2pm. Maui Mall (70 East Kaahumanu Ave, Kahului); users.maui.net/~mfol/
SENIOR CITIZEN FAIR – All kupuna and ohana are invited to the 39th Annual Maui County Senior Citizens fair. Join for an afternoon of food, entertainment and over 70 vendors dedicated to the care of our kupuna. HMSA will provide flu shots and other free health screenings, include blood pressure and blood sugar checks. There will be performances by Déjà Vu, Daniel Lau & Kel’’i Pio Mawae, Senior Group Chicken Dance, La’Tinas Dance and Fitness Zumba, Yaeko Yamamoto Dancers as well as a Japanese Buyo Dance. 8am-noon. War Memorial Gymnasium. (700 Halia Nakoa St., Wailuku) 808-249-2990; meoinc.charityfinders.org.