THURSDAY, AUG. 30
INTERACTIVE MUSICAL PROGRAM – Does your toddler or preschooler need an outlet to release energy? The Kihei Public Library has the solution for you this Thursday: come down and rock out with award-winning singer/songwriter Pam Donkin. Join in for a interactive music program which includes a special performance of “A Hop, a Skip and a Jump.” You won’t want to miss out on a free time of bonding, reading readiness and music response. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Free. 10:30am. Kihei Public Library (35 Waimahaihai St., Kihei); 808-875-6833, librarieshawaii.org.
FRIDAY, AUG. 31
FANTASY ISLAND – Looking for a fresh date night idea? Or a fun outing with a few friends? On Friday, Kit Kat Club Cabaret presents Fantasy Island. Come along for a exotic, fantasy filled journey with the Kit Kat Club and a cast of cabaret entertainers. Tropical-inspired acts include wild animals, Go-Go beach babes, sultry savages, feats of danger and much more! What more do you need? Cocktail hour, of course! You’ll be greeted with visuals by Fuzz Box and Event Horizon along with festive music. Cudra Clover exotica will be featured during cocktail hour. Interested in a more intimate experience? VIP treatment is available (admission price included). You won’t want to miss out! Remember to dress up and island fantasy wear is encouraged. Ages 21+. $15 presale, $20 at door. 6:30pm. The Maui Tropical Plantation (1670 Honoapiilani Hwy, Wailuku); 808-244-7643, mauitropicalplantation.com; facebook.com/kitkatclubcabaret.
BLUE HAWAIIAN MOONLIGHT – Join in for an evening concert featuring the “slack key master” George Kahumoku Jr. and students from the Institute of Hawaiian Music at UH Maui College benefiting the Maui Historical Society. Founded in 1951, the Maui Historical Society strives to preserve and share the history and heritage of Maui. The night will include a lei, food and beverages under the moonlight at the Bailey House Museum. Dress up in your best 1940s to 1960s retro Aloha wear to enter the contest. Please bring blankets or low beach chairs. Come relax for a good cause! $35 general admission, $25 Maui Historical Society members, and $15 for students age 12 through 18. Children under 12 are free. 6:30pm. Bailey House Museum. (2735-A Main St., Wailuku) 808-244-3326, mauimuseum.org
KAANAPALI FRESH – The first annual Ka’anapali Fresh has it ALL and then some. In a major collaboration between 11 hotels and condominiums, restaurants, local farmers, culinary enthusiasts, local beer and spirits producers, you get to enjoy the best food and beverages that Ka’anapali has to offer. The culinary showcase will highlight the relationship between the area’s chefs and their use of locally sourced food while offering shopping and relaxing play for all. The three-day event will have a myriad of festivities to participate in, including a progressive dinner, “Grown on Maui” farmers market, a Ka’anapali Coffee Farms tour, an award-winning brunch at Ka’anapali Beach Hotel, the first ever Ka’anapali Fresh Food & Wine Festival, mixology lessons and a concert by Third Eye Blind under the Ka’anapali moonlight. Here’s a chance to experience the Ka’anapali resort in a new way. Reserve tickets by visiting kaanapalifresh.com; 808-661-3271.
MAUI JAZZ & BLUES FEST – Here’s a weekend infused with Jazz, Blues and Paia’s finest musicians. The Maui Jazz and Blues Festival 2012 features the Paia North Shore Jazz Fest Weekend. Whether it’s live Jazz or a world premiere screening of the 1st Annual Maui Jazz & Blues Festival 2011, this weekend is all Jazz & Blues. Don’t miss out on the Grand Opening of The HawaiiOnTV/PaiaOnTV Oceanfront North Shore movie theater under the Stars at Johnny B’s. This weekend promises food, fun and festivity! Free. Paia Town. Visit paiafilmfestival.net for times and locations.
DOLLZ FOR DAYS FIRST ANNIVERSARY – This Friday you can celebrate the first anniversary of Dollz for Days. Memorable for its custom rave, gogo and event wear, Dollz for Days was the result of a stay-at-home mom’s passion project. The creative mind behind the line is a Maui native who draws inspiration from her colorful imagination. The celebration will include live models rocking Dollz for Days’ newest pieces along with giveaways and drink specials. Here’s a great chance to peek at Dollz for Days’ newest pieces. Photographer Genevieve Derego will also be hosting a live photo shoot. 21+. Free. 10pm-2am. Oceans Beach Bar and Grill (1819 S Kihei Rd.); 808-891-2414. facebook.com/DollzForDays.
SATURDAY, SEPT. 1
END OF SUMMER BEACH BASH – Squeeze what’s left of Summer with an End of summer beach bash this Saturday at David Paul’s in Lahaina. They’ll have dancing, drinks and DJ beats to celebrate sizzling summer days. Featured DJ’s include Benjamin Jay, Andrew Dana and DJ Toben. Complimentary pupus will be served for you early birds (check time) and $5 beverage specials all night. 21+. $10 cover. 8pm-2am. David Paul’s Island Grill (900 front st., Lahaina); 808-662-3000, www.davidpaulsislandgrill.com.
CABARET RISQUE – Dust off your feathers and jewels because this Saturday Cabaret Risqué is coming to Three’s Bar & Grill in Kihei. Enjoy a modern variety show that features live song, dance and burlesque. Filled with sultry numbers, vintage vibes and more than a dash of sexy, all arrows point to adventure! The night features Kitty Chow, Lola Love, Violetta Beretta, Miss Catwings and DJ Mr. Nick. Also appearing will be the Maui Roller Girls and Rachel Deboer of The UltraViolets. $10 before 10:30pm $15 after. Doors Open 10pm. Three’s Bar & Grill (1945 S. Kihei Rd.); 808-879-3133, threesbarandgrill.com/index.html, email@example.com.
FLOCK OF SEAGULLS – It’s time to rock out 80’s style! BAMP presents Totally 80’s Live featuring award-winning techno-pop group Flock of the Seagulls this Saturday. Known for their video hits “Space Age Love Song” and “I Ran (So Far Away),” the British group was reformed after breaking up by head singer Mike Score in 1995. Since then the 80s band has accumulated a new fan base thanks in part to features in video games and YouTube re-makes of their notable hit “Space Age Love Song.” Be sure to also catch the English band When in Rome. Their hit song “The Promise” has been on Napoleon Dynamite and re-made by groups Anberlin and New Found Glory. All Ages. P2:$35 P1:$45 (in advance +applicable fees). 7pm. McCoy Theater at Maui Arts & Cultural Center (1 Cameron Way, Kahului); 808-242-7469, mauiarts.org.
SUNDAY, SEPT. 2
THIRD EYE BLIND – Featured at Ka’anapali Fresh, Third Eye Blind will be “acoustic and under the stars” on Sunday, Sept. 2. Headlining the evening with classics like “Semi-Charmed Life,” “Jumper” and “How’s it Going to Be.” Included with show admission are two glasses of Maui Brewing Co.’s newest addition–Ka’anapali Golden Ale. Dinner will be served by Chef Bernardo Salazar, who is known for his international culinary skills. $89. 5:30pm. Royal Lahaina Resort (2780 Kekaa Dr., Lahaina); 808-661-3611; kaanapalifresh.com, royallahaina.com.
FOURTH ANNUAL KEIKI TILAPIA TOURNEY – Here’s a chance to fish for a good cause. Geared towards keiki ages two to 18, the 4th annual Keiki Tilapia Tourney hits Ka‘anapali Golf Course this Sunday. Limited to the first 600 to sign up, the event offers keiki a chance to give back while having fun. You can download an application at mauielectric.com or pick one up at Maui Sporting Goods in Wailuku, New Maui Fishing Supply in Wailuku, Maui Electric Customer Service lobby in Kahului or the Kaanapali Golf Course Shop in Lahaina. Each participant will also receive a t-shirt, and proceeds will benefit the Maui United Way. $18. 8am. Ka‘anapali Golf Course (2290 Kaanapali Pkwy, Lahaina); 808-661-3691.
ULUPALAKUA CARES – Maui’s only winery and Ulupalakua Ranch bring you “Ulupalakua Cares,” an afternoon dedicated to conservation efforts regarding the island community. On Sunday, you can enjoy live music by Jeff Peterson & Cyril Pahinui as well as food, wine and lively conversation. It’s a great chance to help make a difference and have fun, too. Free. 11am. Ulupalakua Ranch (Hwy. 37, Kula); 877-878-6058, mauiwine.com, ulupalakuaranch.com.
‘MY DOG SKIP’ – Looking for a family date night idea? Come on down this Sunday for Starry Night Cinema. The big screen will feature My Dog Skip, a story about a boy’s upbringing in Mississippi during the 1940s and the special bond he shares with his dog. Grab a blanket or beach chair to set-up on the lawn for a family-friendly evening under the stars. Music, casual dining and drink specials are available as well. Free. 7pm. A&B Amphitheater/ Yokouchi Pavillion, MACC (1 Cameron Way, Kahului); 808-242-7469, www.mauiarts.org.
MONDAY, SEPT. 3
SOLO ARTIST EXHIBITION – Hui No’eau presents Valerie Yong Ock Kim and Maui’s own Billy Welker, the artists featured during the Hui’s 2012 Solo Artist Exhibition, which runs Aug. 11- Sept. 21. This unique opportunity allows the artist to have a hands on role in planning and installing their art. With a degree in psychology and health care, Kim hails from Hawaii Island. But Welker, a native of the Valley Isle, studied fine arts and is a carpenter/general contractor by trade. Kim’s “LIGHT SPEED MATTER, A STILL PLACE WAITING” and Billy’s “CONFIGURATION” are bound to be show stoppers. Hui No‘eau (2841 Baldwin Ave., Wailuku); 808-572-6560. www.huinoeau.com.