Other Hip Happenings at Wailuku First Friday
Fri, Sep. 2 – First thing’s first: where to park? Remember, Market Street shuts down to through traffic starting at 5:30pm, but there’s parking available just off Main Street, in the municpal parking lot, as well as at Maui Medical Group. (Oh, and if you jus’ like go to da bank, there’s designated banking-only stalls in the rear of the municipal lot and off of Vineyard Street). In addition to the Makaha Sons big show, entertainment includes Joel Katz playing sweet-as-seaglass tunes on his steel guitar, plus mainstays Gene Argel and his ‘ohana, Oahu’s own HiRiZ, as well as Dejavu. Oh, and here’s an insiders’ tip: while the streets are saturated with eye candy, don’t forget to keep an eye to the skies. Who knows? Rock gods could descend from the heavens… Also, help support Wailuku First Friday (WFF) events by filling out a Hawaii Tourism Authority survey (part of their funding requires that 1,000 of these buggahs are completed and submitted). Further, fallen hero and Maui boy Kraig Vickers will be honored at this month’s events with a memorial fund collection for his wife and children. And, Body Alive Yoga & Movement Studio hosts their monthly Exhale! event in conjunction with WFF, and highlights include art by Jennifer Valenzuela, music by DJ Sid, swing and salsa dancing lessons by Jason wolf, yummies made with Ayurvedic spice blends by Jessica Quinn, plus Krissta Caldwell, and feather hair extensions by Deborah. Ooh, ooh! One more thing! Did you know you can purchase a piece of Wailuku history at this month’s WFF? True story. Maui OnStage is selling props and costumes from their shows, including their recent, wildly popular staging of Chicago, a well as The Wedding Singer, Little Shop of Horrors, A Christmas Carol and Cats.