FRIDAY, OCT. 5
WAILUKU FIRST FRIDAY – Street party! “Wailuku, Wailuku Tonight” celebrates all things Wailuku during First Friday, Oct. 5. This time, Marty Dread will headline the Maui Thing stage from 8pm-9pm. The Beer and Wine Garden will be back and benefit Native Hawaiian healing and cultural practices. Be sure to catch London’s longest running comedy Run For Your Wife at 7:30pm at the Iao Theater (tickets $15-28). Also catch Victoria Holman and slack key music at the Wailuku Coffee Company at 4pm. If you want a peek at the happenings from the comfort of your own home, catch it live at wailukucam.com (courtesy of Kamaaina Loan Cash for Gold and the eBay store). 6pm-9pm. Wailuku Town. mauifridays.com.
MAUI PRIDE – Maui Pride 2012 comes to Maui the first weekend in October. So get ready for two days of celebrations. There’s a hike through the West Maui Mountains to explore old archaeological sites. Or you can enjoy the Maui Pride daytime festival filled with live music, the best of drag and different LGBT organization booths. Build your appetite for an evening of food and luau entertainment. Polish off your pride weekend with a concert headlined by The Deborah Vial Band and a “second chance” youth prom at the Maui Tropical Plantation. Open to all ages, each event is a blend of pride with a dash of Maui flavor. Want to celebrate in style? Check out the Rainbow VIP package for extra sizzle. Fees and times vary according to each event so be sure to check out the schedule online at mauipride.org.
I LOVE THE ‘80S DANCE PARTY – As an official party of Maui Pride weekend, Sharkys invites you to a totally ’80s dance party this Friday. DJ Ron will be mixing the best of ’80s and House. Get groovy in your best leg warmers and festive wear. Food and drinks are available for purchase so be sure to energize yourself for a night of fun! All ages. Free. 9pm-Midnight. Sharky’s (41 East Lipoa St., Kihei); 808-874-5115; sharkyshawaii.com.
EDDIE PALMIERI AND THE BRIAN LYNCH JAZZ QUARTET – Get jazzed up for an evening of music by Grammy Award winners bandleader/pianist Eddie Palmieri and jazz trumpeter/composer Brian Lynch. With a career spanning more than 50 years in Latin and salsa Jazz, Palmieri entertains millions around the world. Brian Lynch is a graduate of Jazz’s most distinguished academies–Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers as well as the Horace Silver Quintet. Lynch has made his own footprint with 19 CDs and a global fan base. The electric duo will also be featuring Dafnis Prieto and Boris Kozlov. $12, $25, $45. 7:30pm. Castle Theater, MACC (1 Cameron Way, Kahului); 808-242-2787; mauiarts.org.
RUN FOR YOUR WIFE – Maui Onstage is now presenting Run for your Wife, directed by Dale Button at the Iao Theater. Known as one of London’s longest lasting play’s, this is sure to split a spleen. The story follows a cab driver’s desperate attempt to balance two lives with two different wives. Make it an evening out and opt for a dinner package at nearby restaurants. $17-$28. 7:30pm. Iao Theater (68 N. Market St., Wailuku); 808-242-6969; mauionstage.com.
HALEAKALA SERVICE TRIP – Get out for some fresh air by helping to keep Haleakala National Park clean. This Friday, join the Friends of Haleakala on a Service Trip into the park. A massive but dormant shield volcano, Haleakala is home to many native species. FOH conducts several service trips that take volunteers on a backpack trip to a campsite for maintenance and restoration efforts. Volunteers participate in cabin maintenance, invasive species removal or planting native plants. Please refer to website to reserve a space and for more details. 808-876-1673; fhnp.org
SATURDAY, OCT. 6
DELHI 2 DUBLIN – Natives of Canada, Delhi 2 Dublin grace the MACC stage this Saturday, for a melting pot of dub, Reggae, electronica, Celtic and Bhangra beats. Reflective of their music, the group is made up of a diverse members often referred to as “the united nations of rock-n-roll.” Whether it’s the kilt-wearing Korean fiddle player or the two bouncing Bhangra percussionists, Delhi 2 Dublin’s distinct sound has gotten them a lot of buzz in Canada. Come see what the international phenomenon is all about. $25/advance, $35/show day. 7:30 pm. Yokouchi Pavilion, MACC (1 Cameron Way); 808-242-2787; mauiarts.org.
MAUI MASTERS – The Lahaina Arts Association is presenting “Maui Masters,” a show displaying artwork by some founding members along with other well-known artists. George Allan, Randy Jay Braun and Jan Bushart are a few of the names participating this year. With a history spanning four decades, the LAA originally consisted of emerging and established artists from the local area. Today LAA’s membership goes beyond the island borders and includes talented individuals around the world. A generous portion of sales will be donated to the Lahaina Arts Association Art Outreach Program, which offers 10 weekly art classes at no cost to youth on Maui and Molokai. 6pm-8pm. The Gallery under the Banyan Tree (Front St., Lahaina); 808-661-0111; lahaina-arts.com.
EIGHTH ANNUAL STEVE COONEY SURF CONTEST – Located on Maui’s North Shore, Ho‘okipa is renowned for its beautiful waves and strong winds. It’s great for board and windsurfers alike. This Saturday some of the island’s best surfers will take part in the eighth annual Cooney Surf Competition. An all-day surf competition that will include waves, music, prize giveaways and more, the event has nine divisions and is open to all ages. Sponsored by Lau Lau Surfboards and H.G.A, the surf is bound to pound. $25 entry. 7am-5pm. Ho’okipa Beach Park (Hana Hwy, Paia); hanahwysurf.com/cooney.html.
MALAMA HONOKOWAI – In another act of restoration, Pacific Whale Foundation is partnering with Malama Honokawai this Saturday for a Community Work Day. Volunteers will be given access to a part of Honokawai usually prohibited to the public, and will take part in the removal of invasive weed plants threatening native vegetation. Volunteers are encouraged to bring water, snacks, lunch, sunscreen/bug repellent, wear closed toe shoes, pants and a T-shirt. Be sure to call at least 24 hours in advance to reserve a spot. 9am-3:30pm. North Sugar Cane Train Station (Pu’ukoli Rd, Kaanapali); 808-249-8811; volunteersonvacation.org
SUNDAY, OCT. 7
KOALOHA ‘UKULELE STORY – The MACC will present KoAloha ‘Ukulele Story this Sunday. The documentary chronicles the life of Alvin Okami, an inventor from the entertainment industry, and takes a look at the creation of the KoAloha ‘Ukulele Company. Winner of the Golden Kahuna Award at the 2009 Honolulu International Film Festival, the film shows us a great local success story. After the screening there will be an in-depth look at the film with a Q&A session with the director. 5pm. $10. McCoy Studio Theatre, MACC. (1 Cameron Way, Kahului); 808-242-2787; mauiarts.org.
OUTDOOR MOVIE NIGHT – Gather the family or a friend for a movie under the stars at the Hope Chapel in Kihei. The featured film is the Pixar classic Monster’s Inc. Come relax in a family-friendly environment and take in a great movie. Face painting, giveaways and a balloon artist are a few things kids can look forward to. There will also be affordable dinner options. Guests are encouraged to bring blankets and low laying beach chairs. Free. 5:30pm-8pm. Hope Chapel Maui (300 E. Welakahao Rd., Kihei); 879-3853 ext. 220; hopechapelmaui.com.
TUESDAY, OCT. 9
FREE OCEAN AWARENESS TRAINING – Join Ocean Aware Hawaii for a six-class series about Hawaii’s unique marine environment starting Saturday. Open to commercial marine tour operators and the general public, the goal of the courses is to educate the community on how to educate visitors and protect Hawaii’s marine life. Free. 6pm-8pm. Tuesdays & Thursdays, Oct 9, 11, 16, 18, 23 and 25. Location: Tues. Oct 9, Thurs. Oct 11, Tues. Oct 16: Na ‘Aikane O Maui Cultural Center (562A Front St., Lahaina). Thurs. Oct 18, Tues. 23, Thurs. Oct 25: Whalers Village Museum (2345 Kaanapali Pkwy.) 1-888-55-WHALE ext. 258. oceanawarehawaii.org.
VIRGIN KITE JAM – Due to the successes of the first two Kite Jam’s held in the British Virgin Islands, the third annual Kite Jam is slated for a new venue: Maui. The Grand Wailea is working together with the event organizers as this year’s accommodation partner. Kiters from all over the world are expected to come to Maui for the event, as well as many people who are part of the kiting scene here on the island. The event is for kite surfers of any level. Grand Wailea Hotel (3850 Wailea Alanui Dr.); mauikitejam.com -Oliver de Silva (@odesilva)