THURSDAY, AUG. 22
DOLPHIN TALK – Dive into a conversation with Dr. Sarah Courbis, a research associate at Portland State University, concerning humanity’s impact on Hawaii’s dolphin population. Featured at Pacific Whale Foundation’s Making Waves Lecture series, Courbis will lead the discussion via an exclusive webinar titled “Hawaii’s Dolphins: Human Impacts and Conservation Action.” The public forum will explore human impacts, conservation efforts and marine research surrounding Hawaii’s unique wild spinner, bottlenose and spotted dolphins. Find out how you can ensure a pleasant experience for both human and animal. Free. 6pm-7:30pm. Pacific Whale Foundation’s Discovery Center (300 Ma’alaea Rd.);808-856-8304, Pacificwhale.org.
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FRIDAY, AUG. 23
KIHEI TOWN PARTY – Stroll around the Southside as the Maui Friday Town Party tour stops in Kihei this week. Hele down for Kihei’s “Hot August Nights” and get the chance to help cool off Mayor Alan Arakawa in the dunk tank! From 6-7pm, the public will have a chance to help Backpack Buddies by attempting to send Arakawa for a dip. The evening will feature emcee Pete Sebastian, Naau, Maui Underground and Angie Carr. There’s also the Keiki Zone filled with bubbles, balloons, games, karaoke and more. Keep your stomach happy at the various Azeka restaurants along with its extensive food truck and food court selections. Later you can Pau hana at Stella Blues for live music (no cover) all night. Free. 6pm-9pm. Azeka Shopping Center, Mauka (1279 S. Kihei Rd.), Mauifridays.com/kihei.
CELEBRATE HISTORIC LAHAINA – The Lahaina Restoration Foundation, along with Maui County and Lahaina’s community, want you to “Celebrate Historic Lahaina.” It marks the completion of an initiative called IMAGINE, as well as the National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) exhibit in the Old Lahaina Courthouse and plans for the Lahaina Harbor. On Friday, talk story with Katherine Kama‘ema‘e Smith at the Lahaina Public Library about The Flemming Journals: West Maui Land Records and Family History (3pm-4pm). Then on Saturday, festivities will take place between the Old Lahaina Courthouse, Banyan Tree Park, Lahaina Harbor and Lahaina Library Park. There’s kapa making, the Lahaina Yacht Club Junior Sailing program and the third annual Grom Magazine Lahaina Surf Bash. Maui Nei Native Expeditions will also offer walking tours, a chance to plant kalo at the Lahaina Library and cultural films at the Wharf Cinema. 10am-4pm. Lahaina. 808-661-3262, LahainaRestoration.org.
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SATURDAY, AUG. 24
BRICK BUILDING WITH LEGO ARTIST PATRICK MARKEY – Here’s a chance for your kids to explore their creativity with Lego artist Patrick Markey. Keiki six to 10 are invited to get crafty with Lego bricks with Markey, who’s been creating art through the medium of Lego for a decade. The session helps kids to learn about architecture, problem-solving and enhance their motor skills. Parents and caregivers are encouraged to attend this session with their child. Reservations are required. Free. 3pm. Kihei Public Library (35 Waimahaihai St., Kihei); 808-875-6833, Hawaii.sdp.sirsi.net/custom/web.
POP IN DAY – The Schaefer Gallery at the Maui Arts and Cultural Center wants you to attend “Pop in day” and meet artist Wes Bruce. Titled “Taken By Wonder,” Wes’ installation creates a space left to the imagination with allusions of origins, social customs, physical and cultural development. Meet the artist and ask him how his art reveals our innate curiosity and inquisitions. Free. 11am-2pm. MACC, Schaefer Gallery (One Cameron Way, Kahului), Mauiarts.org/schaefer.html.
SULLIVAN AND SON – Stretch your jaw and get ready to laugh as the Maui Arts and Cultural Center presents Sullivan & Son. Originally a TBS half-hour comedy series, the foursome–Steve Byrne, Owen Benjamin, Roy Wood Jr. and Ahmed Ahmed–are equally funny on stage. They’re also regulars on The Tonight Show, Comedy Central, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon and more, so there’s that. $29 general admission/ $39 meet-and-greet. 7:30pm. MACC, McCoy Studio Theater (One Cameron Way, Kahului); 808-242-7469, Mauiarts.org.
SHOP FOR A CAUSE – Macy’s Shop For A Cause gives you the ultimate excuse to shop this Saturday. Buy a $5 Shop For A Cause discount card and receive exclusive savings (including clearance) at Macy’s across the country. The all-day shopping pass offers 25 percent off regular, sale and clearance merchandise throughout the store as well as 10 percent off watches, furniture, mattresses and area rugs. All proceeds from the discount card will go to the non-profit of your choice (it also enters you for a chance to win a $500 Macy’s gift card). Buy your card direct from your charity of choice, or get one at Macy’s, which will benefit the March of Dimes. Macy’s (275 W Ka’ahumanu Ave., Kahului), Macys.com.
KEIKI FISHING CONTEST – Cast your line and/or throw your net as the Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary and the Lahaina Yacht Club present the Keiki Mini Fishing Contest. Learn safe and responsible fishing practices, watch hands-on demonstrations, visit fishing-prize learning booth, get tips on barbless hook-making or participate in a full-size whale tail and humpback whale calf painting. Every keiki who enters the contest will receive a coupon for a free shave ice from Banyan Treats at the Pioneer Inn shops. Free. 10am-3pm. Lahaina Harbor, Hawaiihumpbackwhale.noaa.gov.
CHEF LYNDON HONDA AT MAUI BREWCO – Originally a chef consultant to Maui Brewing Co., Chef Lyndon Honda is returning to the brewery for a specialty five-course dinner and beer pairing. These days Honda is creating pop-up food events around Maui. The menu for this event will start with a corn salad, followed by a charcutiere, grilled tako agrodolce, Li Hing Mui Vienna lager braised buffalo brisket and will end with a twist on the classic milk and cookie dessert. Maui Brewing Co. beers will be available for purchase. A private tour of the brewery is included as well. Get your tickets online. $75. 6pm-9pm. Maui Brewing Co. Tasting Room (910 Honoapi’ilani Hwy., Lahaina), Mauibrewpopup.eventbrite.com.
CHEF SHELDON SIMEON AT MALA – Hilo native and Maui Community College Culinary Program alumni Chef Sheldon Simeon achieved national fame as a top finalist on the 10th Season of Bravo’s Top Chef. He’s also the 2013 Aipono Chef of the Year Award recipient. Now you can catch Simeon on Sat., Aug. 24 at Mala and again on Wed. Aug. 28 at Honu for a four-course pre-fixe menu. He’ll donate a percentage of each plate to Punana Leo O Maui and the Lahaina State Park. Reservations are required. $110. Mala (1307 Front St., Lahaina); 808-667-9394, Malaoceantavern.com. Honu (1295 Front St., Lahaina); 808-667-9390, Honumaui.com.
MECO ENERGY FAIR – Maui Electric Co. wants your entire ohana to spend an afternoon enjoying the wonders of electricity. Get your keiki’s brain wheels turning with interactive displays, live demonstrations and robotics. Learn how we can conserve energy and support clean energy efforts. Students from Maui High and Baldwin High will also present their robotics projects. Additional environmental causes will be on hand to share their work and answer any questions, and there will be electrical safety and EV displays as well. Free. 10am-2pm. Queen Ka’ahumanu Center (275 W Ka’ahumanu Ave., Kahului) Queenkaahumanucenter.com.
MA‘ALAEA GENERAL STORE ANNIVERSARY – In honor of the Ma’alaea General Store and Cafe’s first anniversary, customers who stop by this weekend can grab 50 cent hot dogs and a free cup of coffee with the purchase of any pastry. Grab lunch for yourself and the ohana for a real deal. Ma’alaea General Store (132 Ma’alaea Rd.); 808-242-8900, Maalaeastore.com.
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TUESDAY, AUG. 27
FRANK DE LIMA BENEFIT SHOW – Drawing inspiration from his family and friends, Frank De Lima has been making Hawaii laugh for over three decades. Now the beloved comedian and Pauoa Valley native makes his way to Maui for a special cause. You can join De Lima for an evening of food, music and comedy with proceeds benefiting the Begario ohana, a family that recently lost their home in a fire. Known for the various characters he plays, guests are invited to participate in the Frank Delima tutu look-alike contest. A silent auction will also be open. $55. 5:30pm-9pm. Binhi at Ani / Maui Filipino Community Center (780 Onehe‘e Ave., Kahului), Binhiatani.org. Photo courtesy Binhi at Ani
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WEDNESDAY, AUG. 28
‘EDWARD SCISSORHANDS’ – Here’s a chance to revisit the 1990 story of “uncommonly gentle man” Edward Scissorhands, starring Johnny Depp and Winona Ryder. Tim Burton’s romantic fantasy follows Edward, a man-made creation with scissors for hands, as he acclimates to life in the suburbs. But chaos ensues when Edward falls in love with the daughter of his adopted family. Hold back your tears and eat all the popcorn you need. Happy Hour prices until 9pm. No cover. 7:30pm-9:30pm. Ambrosia’s Martini Lounge (1913 S. Kihei Rd.); 808-891-1011, Ambrosiamaui.com