THURSDAY, OCT. 31
DIAMOND’S HALLOWEEN BASH – This Thursday you can shine bright during the darkest night at Diamond’s Ice Bar & Grill. Dress to impress because the top two costumes on Halloween night will win cash. Drink specials include $6 Green Demons. If you’re afraid of the dark, don’t fret because there will be free glow sticks for everyone! No cover. 9pm. Diamonds Bar and Grill (1279 S. Kihei Rd.); 808-874-9299; diamondsicebar.com.
HALLOWEEN KEIKI PARADE – The annual Keiki Halloween Costume Parade returns to Lahaina for its 35th year! The parade celebrates keiki, highlights Lahaina’s devoted community and gets everyone in a four-block radius to have fun. This year, Don Rosenthal–who has done so much for West Maui athletics over the last three decades–will be Grand Marshal. His devotion to West Maui youth athletics over the past 30 years has been invaluable. Other guests include Mayor Alan Arakawa, the Shriners, Lahainaluna High School’s Marching Band, the Maui Fire Department and more surprise guests! Keiki will line up at 4:15pm on the corner of Papalaua and Front Street. The parade ends at the Lahaina Banyan Tree Park. 4:30pm. Lahaina (Campbell Park); visitlahaina.com.
HALLOWEEN ON FRONT STREET – Halloween in Lahaina continues through the night with an adult-friendly version of the keiki parade. Termed the “Marti Gras of the Pacific,” Front Street on Oct. 31 becomes a runway filled with costumes–scary, sexy and just plain silly. Enter a chance to win $1,000 cash prize for the best costume courtesy of Honu Seafood and Pizza and Mala Ocean Tavern! You can register for the contest at a Pioneer Inn retail store. Or just groove to the beats of DJ Ron and roam the various food selections available for purchase. Front Street will be closed to vehicular traffic from 3:30pm to midnight. That means NO street parking is allowed 3:30pm- midnight. 6pm. Lahaina (Front Street), visitlahaina.com.
TRUNK OR TREAT – Want to avoid the Westside Halloween madness? Hope Chapel in Kihei is offering a twist on trick-or-treating at their Trunk-or-Treat Extravaganza. Here, automobile trunks will get decorated with various kid-friendly themes. There will also be pony rides and hayrides! Stop by the petting zoo, play games or simply enjoy the live entertainment. The costume that best reflects this year’s theme–“Children of the World”–wins a prize. Food will be available for purchase. Admission covers all other entertainment and candy. No scary costumes, please. $3 (keiki under two are free.) 5:30pm-8:30pm. Hope Chapel (300 E. Welakahao Rd., Kihei), hopechapelmaui.com.
QUANTIC – Turn up the heat on your Halloween plans with Quantic, a UK-born musician, producer and DJ. Known for his Jazz, funk and Afro-beat fusion, he will make his Maui debut at Charley’s in Paia. Drawing inspiration from his surroundings, the resulting sounds he produces are impossible to predict. Quantic is coming to us off a US solo (DJ) tour–a 22-date summer-run throughout Europe with Ondatropica including a stop at mega-festival Glastonbury. 21+. $20-$30. Charley’s Restaurant & Saloon (142 Hana Hwy., Paia), paiahalloween13.eventbrite.com. Photo: Mike Reger/Wikimedia Commons
E MALAMA KOU KINO – Balance your mind, body and spirit at The Ritz-Carlton’s E Malama Kou Kino (Care for your body) this Thursday through Sunday. The event gathers health and wellness practitioners Beth Shaw and her YogaFit team; Robert Ferguson, America’s Diet-Free Life Coach; T’ai Chi Champion David Dorian Ross; strength and conditioning coach Nick Tumminello; and YogaGlo instructor Felicia Tomasko. Pamper yourself at the Waihua Spa. Sit it on cultural seminars or take a nature hike. Seminars are complimentary for overnight guests of The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua. Those not staying at the hotel can purchase daily passes. Reservations recommended. Day passes are $45 person. $35 for local residents. The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua (1 Ritz Carlton Dr, Kapalua); 808-665-7079, ritzcarlton.com/kapalua.
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FRIDAY, NOV. 1
WAILUKU FIRST FRIDAY – Halloween festivities spill into Wailuku this Friday. Maui OnStage opens its doors for a performance of The Rocky Horror Picture Show. Maui Rumba will be at Wailuku Banyan Tree Park (6pm) while Eric Gilliom and Lily Meola set up at Maui Thing (6:15pm). Wailuku Coffee Company hosts a Dia de Los Muertos reception featuring cookie decorating and face painting with proceeds benefiting the Light of Raja Youth Foundation. The If The Shoe Fits Shoe Drive continues to benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters of Maui. You can always make a virtual visits via WailukuCam.com. 6pm. Wailuku (Market Street) mauifridays.com
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SATURDAY, NOV. 2
GO RED FOR WOMEN – The 2013 Go Red for Women Luncheon and Health Expo returns this Saturday to the Fairmont Kea Lani. It features a three-course “heart healthy” lunch, health screenings, live demonstrations and a silent auction, and all proceeds benefit the American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women movement that funds research, education, community service and health advocacy programs for women. The first 100 guests will receive swag bags. A fashion show will include women who have survived heart conditions. Table sponsorships available. $100. 9am-1:30pm. The Fairmont Kea Lani (4100 Wailea Alanui Dr.); 808-244-7185, mauigoredforwomen.org, Facebook.com/MauiGoRed.
XAVIER RUDD – A multi-instrumental soloist, Xavier Rudd hails from Australia and is making his Maui debut at the Iao Theater this Saturday. Rudd has mastered eight acoustic guitars, three unique didgeridoos and a finely-tuned quiver. Rudd contributed songs to Matthew McConaughey’s 2008 indie comedy Surfer, Dude and has collaborated with Jack Johnson many times. Fresh from his performance at the Hallowbaloo Music & Arts Festival in Honolulu, Rudd continues his Hawaiian Island tour with a stop on Maui. All ages. $25-$45. 8pm. Iao Theater (68 N. Market St., Wailuku); 808-242-6969, xr.eventbrite.com.
ERIC GILLIOM BAND WITH VINCE ESQUIRE – Stella Blues invites you for a twilight performance featuring the Eric Gilliom Band and special guest Vince Esquire. Gilliom’s bluesy vocal ability has won him Na Hoku Hanohano Awards and successful collaborations, including a few with Willie K. Gilliom is also known for his leading role in Get A Job. No stranger to Stella’s stage, Esquire will join Gilliom and his band for an evening of funk and Soul R&B. 10pm. $10. Stella Blues (1279 S. Kihei Rd.); 808-874-3779, stellablues.com.
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SUNDAY, NOV. 3
HAIKU HILLBILLYS – The Haiku Hillbillys will be rocking out for a cause this Sunday at Casanova in Makawao. Grab your dancing shoes and head over for a hint of bluegrass, a tinge of funky folk and whole lotta rock. Joining the lineup will be Miss Meaghan Owens. Contributing to her unique country tones will be violinist and mandolin player John Pollock. Opening the program will be Edward Burns. If you can’t make it, stream the performance live! Proceeds will benefit Mana’o Radio (97.1FM). $7. 2pm-5pm. Casanova (1188 Makawao Ave.), manaoradio.com.
HOLOHOLO KA‘A – This Sunday climb aboard and honk the horn at Holoholo Ka‘a 2013. It’s a benefit for Hawaiian Language Immersion Education Programs and families are invited for an afternoon of fun. Get up-close and personal with emergency vehicles, heavy machinery, various construction rigs, farm equipment and more. Food and beverages will also be available for purchase. The morning will showcase local businesses and agencies, county and state departments vehicles. $1. 9am-1pm; [email protected]
RESTAURANT WEEK WAILEA – Work up an appetite for the return of Restaurant Week Wailea starting this Sunday, because it runs through Saturday, Nov. 9. The area is home to award-winning culinary talent, celebrity chefs and a wide array of cuisine. The chefs have once again crafted three-course, pre-fixe menus for just $29*, $39* or $49* per person (*depending on the restaurant–beverages, tax and gratuity not included). This year, a record 21 restaurants will be participating. Be sure to double-check additional specials at select restaurants. No tickets needed, but please contact each restaurant to make reservations. Visit opentable.com to make your reservations online. Each participating restaurant has agreed to make a contribution to the Maui Food Bank for every pre-fixe entrée sold during Restaurant Week. In past years, this has raised upwards of $50,000. wailearesortassociation.com.
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MONDAY, NOV. 4
TAKE A PIECE OF WONDER – All good (and cool) things must come to an end, but that doesn’t mean it has to be sad. This Monday, the public is invited to help disassemble Wes Bruce’s “Taken By Wonder” exhibition at the MACC’s Schaffer International Gallery. Bruce, known for his forts, incites wonder through his use of various materials, remnants and illustrations he found on the island. The public is urged to take a piece of his fort and re-purpose it. The dismantling continues through Thursday, Nov. 7. 10am-2pm. Schaefer International Gallery (One Cameron Way, Kahului); 808-242-7469, mauiarts.org.