THURSDAY, NOV. 8
BRUNDIBAR THE BULLY – Calling all keiki: The Maui Academy of Performing Arts (MAPA) will present Brundibar the Bully, a story of perseverance, resilience and courage based on a Czechoslovakian children’s opera. Recommended for ages five and up, the 40-min show will be filled with puppets and live performance. Don’t miss out on some free educational fun for all. All children must be accompanied by an adult and those who need special arrangements should contact the library prior. Free. 10am. Makawao Public Library, Children’s Section (1159 Makawao Ave); 808-573-8785; librarieshawaii.org.
KAPALA’S ‘LEGACY’ CD RELEASE PARTY – Join KAPALA for the release of their most recent CD Legacy. The six-piece band collaborated to bring a sound that’s both innovative and reflective of each member’s talent and musical journey. Invoking dance and song, the collaboration of Ashley Kimo Artis, Lance Kalanikai Artis, Richard Lanakila Heirakuji, Lopaka Ho‘opi‘i, Adriano Kawika Larioza and Zanuck Kapala Lindsey has been described as “a milestone in modern Hawaiian music.” Come for an evening of new music, classic sounds and grooving. $22. 7:30pm. Maui Arts and Cultural Center, McCoy Studio Theater (One CameronWay, Kahului); 808-242-7469; mauiarts.org.
FRIDAY, NOV. 9
‘THE DEAD SEASON’ BOOK SIGNING – Don’t miss out on the opportunity to meet the author of The Dead Season, MauiTime Editor Anthony Pignataro. The sequel to his first novel Small Island, The Dead Season continues to chronicle the life of ex-soldier turned Maui bartender Charley Ridgway, who keeps crossing paths with organized crime, crooked cops and mysterious women. The Dead Season delves into island living in a way never seen. Come on down to get an autographed copy (he will also sign copies of his previous novel as well as any other junk you have around the house you want signed). 5pm-7pm. Wailuku Coffee Company (26 N. Market St., Wailuku); 808-495-0259.
HUI NO‘EAU 6TH ANNUAL FOOD & WINE CELEBRATION – Celebrating six years of community, art and spirit, the Hui No’eau presents its 6th Annual Food and Wine celebration. The night’s proceeds will benefit the Hui’s Open Studio Program, which “provides students and community artists the opportunity to work independently with access to professional artist studios, equipment, and tools.” Guests will enjoy wine by Chambers & Chambers Wine Merchants and Wine Country Pack & Ship and food by top restaurant chefs including Capische? and Spago. There will be a live auction and silent auction featuring rare wine, jewelry and fine dining certificates. $150. 5:30pm-8:30pm. Hotel Wailea (555 Kaukahi St., Wailea); 808-572-6560; huifoodwine.weebly.com/tickets.html.
HULA O NA KEIKI COMPETITION – Maui’s keiki-only hula competition returns for its 22nd year and runs Nov. 9-11. Hula O Na Keiki gathers children between five and 17, who compete for an estimated $17,000 in cash and prizes. Participants are judged on Hawaiian language proficiency and their costume authenticity in both auana (modern) and kahiko (ancient) categories. The two-day competition is one of many events contributing to Hawaiian culture and preservation. Guests can enjoy crafters, hula workshops, canoe rides and much more during the Hawaiian Festival of Arts & Crafts prior to the competition. Be sure to come and celebrate two of Hawaii’s treasures, hula and keiki! $15-$25, $6 (12 yrs & younger) Friday, 8am-2pm (Hula Show at 3pm), Saturday, 10am-6pm (Hula Show at 1pm). Ka’anapali Beach Hotel (2525 Ka’anapali Pkwy.); 808-667-0129; kbhmaui.com.
LAHAINA TOWN PARTY – Lahaina Town Action Committee invites you for another evening honoring the quaint historic town of Lahaina. Hele Mai for a free concert in Campbell Park, ono food by local merchants and museum tours at the Baldwin Home and Wo Hing Temple. So whether its live music, art in the galleries or foodie specials, Lahaina welcomes you to discover what the hype is all about. 6pm-9pm. Front Street (between Lahainaluna Road and Dickenson Street); visitlahaina.com.
SATURDAY, NOV. 10
HURRICANE SANDY RELIEF – Hurricane Sandy killed scores of people, left thousands powerless and caused substantial damage along the East coast. Join Three’s Bar and Grill for an evening dedicated to relief. There will be a silent auction that will include goodies from Molly Corine photography, Boobie Shack, Makena Golf and Beach Resort, 808 Deli, Fleetwoods, Three’s Bar and more. Thirty percent of bar sales, along with donations at the door (there is no cover), will go to the Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund. So please join for an evening of giving this Saturday. 8:30pm. Three’s Bar (1945 S. Kihei Rd.); 808-879-3133; threesbarandgrill.com
MAUI ALOHA GOLF CLASSIC – Maui No Ka Oi Golf Association makes its debut on the Wailea Old Blue and Waiehu Golf Course with its First Annual Maui Aloha Golf Classic. Participants will have a choice of donating a portion of their registration fee to one of three organizations: Ao’ao O Na LokoI’a O Maui, which helps revitalize the fish ponds, reef restoration and provides education on Hawaiian aquaculture; Uhane Pohaku NA Moku O Hawaii, which gives keikis hands-on experience to connect with and respect the land; and the Mayor Kokua Fund, which gives aid to Maui County’s citizens and organizations. The St. Anthony High School Band and Maui High School Golf Team will be manning par-3 holes, raising funds for their respective causes. The entry fee includes two rounds of golf and two meals (Friday kick-off party & Sunday awards luncheon). For more information, visit mauinokaoigolf.com.
MARCIA BRADY HOSTS LIFE IS SWEET – Wailea Beach Marriott and The Shops at Wailea bring you the third annual Life is Sweet event. It’s a fundraiser for Best Buddies Hawaii, and guests get to indulge in delectable desserts all while supporting a great cause. Best Buddies is a non profit organization that creates programs for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities through peer mentoring, integrated employment and leadership development. The evening features samplings of entrees created by renowned chefs from Maui’s resorts and restaurants and a silent auction. Best of all it’s hosted by Marcia Brady (Maureen McCormick)! $50. 2pm-5pm. The Shops at Wailea (3750 Wailea Alanui Dr.); 808-242-6962; BestBuddiesHawaii.org.
HARF JUKEBOX JAMBOREE – Hawaii Animal Rescue Foundation (HARF) is presenting an afternoon of dancing, live entertainment, food and games. Here’s a great chance to meet your new best friend and possibly adopt a loving, sweet, adorable dog. HARF is a no-kill shelter (actually, a series of dog fosters since they currently lack a proper facility) that supports responsible dog ownership. The event’s proceeds will go towards needed programs and services at HARF. Bring your family for fun and get educated on HARF’s needs and services. Free. 2pm-6pm. Maui Mall (70 E Ka’ahumanu Ave., Kahului); hawaiianimalrescue.org.
‘THE FIRST GLIDE’ – Starlight Cinema presents the exclusive premiere of The First Glide. Benefiting Maui United Way, the event will include heavy pupus, favorite movie snacks, a silent auction and entertainment. The film takes audience members through the history of stand up paddling and visits multiple destinations including Fiji, Tahiti and Hawaii. The film is full of footage of legendary surfers Laird Hamilton and Kai Lenny, among others. General Admission $40. 12yrs younger $20. VIP $75. 5:30pm. Next to St. Theresa Church (1390 S. Kihei Rd.); mauiunitedway.org.
SUNDAY, NOV. 11
VETERAN’S DAY HONORS 442ND – In honor of Veterans Day, the Story of Hawaii Museum in Ma’alaea presents a discussion of Maui historian and author Deborah Pike’s Maui’s Heroes-442nd, which explores the most decorated infantry regiment in the history of the US Army. Composed almost entirely of Americans of Japanese descent, whose families were subject to internment camps, the 442nd still fought in Italy and France during World War II. They were awarded eight Presidential Unit Citations and (eventually) 21 Medals of Honor. $10 (donation). 3pm-5pm. Story of Hawaii Museum (300 Maalaea Harbor Shops, Maalaea); 808-283-3576, www.storyofhawaiimuseum.com.
STARRY NIGHT CINEMA SHOWS ‘ET’ – Maui Arts & Cultural Center’s Starry Night Cinema invites all to relive the adventure of E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial. The timeless story of an ugly little alien and the boy who helps him make the longest distance phone call in history is directed by Steven Spielberg has captivated audiences of all ages. Grab a friend/family member/snuggie and let your imagination soar. Free. 6:30pm. Maui Arts and Cultural Center, Amphitheater/Pavillion (One Cameron Way, Kahului); 808-242-7469; mauiarts.org.
TUESDAY, NOV. 13
DINE OUT FOR HOSPICE – For the third year now, Dine Out For Hospice Maui will allow residents and visitors a chance to help Hospice Maui merely by eating. This year, a whopping 28 restaurants will participate across the island. Each restaurant will donate a portion of the day’s meal proceeds to Hospice Maui, which is committed to providing Maui residents care and help regardless of ability to pay. For more information on participating restaurants and Hospice Maui check out HospiceMaui.org.