THURSDAY, JUNE 7
FOUR PINOTS – Word on the the grapevine is that the Four Seasons Resort is bringing California wineries to Maui. Four Pinots at Four Seasons, a weekend-long event, will be co-hosted by vintners and sommeliers from California’s Anthill Farm Wineries, Brewer-Clifton, Costa de Oro and Patz & Hall. Event highlights include a seminar on Chardonnay, a charity golf tournament at Wailea Golf Club and an oceanfront gala featuring farm-to-table cuisine and over 40 vintage wines. Seminar: $98, Wine dinners & Gala $198. Four Seasons Resort, Wailea (3900 Wailea Alanui Dr.); 808-874-2201; fourseasons.com/maui
NA KOA IKAIKA MAUI – Tonight’s the third game in Na Koa Ikaika’s six-game opening series against the Hawaii Stars from Hilo, which runs through Sunday, June 10. Here’s your chance to root for Maui boys Joe Kala, Kalaika Kahoohalahala, Logan Kanamu and A.J. Alexander, as well as Eri Yoshida, the first female pitcher to win in a pro ball game in the last 13 years, and Jose Angel Sanchez, who hit .354 last year. All night games begin at 5:35pm while double headers and Sunday games start at 1:35pm. $10 General Admission, $13 VIP seating, $8 Military & kids 12 and under. Iron Maehara Stadium, (700 Halia Nakoa St., Wailuku); 808-873-7826; mauiprobaseball.com
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FRIDAY, JUNE 8
2ND FRIDAY TOWN PARTY – Front Street will come alive this Friday for Lahaina’s Second Friday Town Party. It all starts with a blessing by the ‘Ulalena cast at the seawall. There will also be a free performance by Maui Taiko, tons of dining discounts, live music and art gallery receptions. Musical acts include Nuff Sedd, Visibly Shaken, Gary Larson and Bob Jones and the Drive. Ohana Movie Night at the Baldwin Home Museum will screen two 20-minute films that explore Hawaiian culture: Ka Wai–Source of Life and Ho’ala Hou–A Look to the Future. There’s also a concert in the park, which is hosted by the Lahaina Action Committee and brings live music and food vendors to Campbell Park. The concert benefits a number of local non-profits. Free. 6-9pm. Front Street, Lahaina; mauifridays.com
KENNY LOGGINS – The versatile Grammy-winner Kenny Loggins will put on a show at Castle Theater. Loggins, who back in the 1970s was half of the musical duo Loggins & Messina, is today best known for his solo work and movie soundtrack compositions (Footloose, Top Gun, et al). Songs we can expect include “Footloose,” “Danger Zone” and “House at Pooh Corner.” $45-$125. June 8, 7:30pm. Castle Theater, MACC (One Cameron Way); 808-242-7469; mauiarts.org.
HONU SPECIAL – Kamaaina: grab your Hawaii ID and then belly up to the seafood experience at Honu. where their 25 percent off discount is good for all food and drinks after 4:30pm at the bar or chef’s bar (good through June 13). The dishes are exquisitely engineered, with local herbs and produce joining fresh seafood and quality proteins in exotic traditional and modern plates. Succulent cocktails from crab to lobster, fried pig’s ear, mussels, grilled octopus, seafood sandwiches, flatbreads, whole fish, quail and Nicoise. The cocktail, beer and wine list adventure keeps up. 4:30pm to close. 1295 Front St., Lahaina. 808-667-9390; Honumaui.com (JEN RUSSO)
KAPALUA WINE & FOOD FEST – For three days in Kapalua, wine is everything. At the Kapalua Wine & Food Festival, you can attend seminars on pinots and cabernets, hit up countless wine tastings and meet and greet sommeliers and winery owners from all over the world. Patrick Okubo, the youngest Master Sommelier ever, will lead a tasting of premium Spanish wines on Sunday. The food portion of the festival will feature some of Kapalua’s best cuisine from Merriman’s Restaurant, The Plantation House, Kai Sushi, Sansei, Banyan Tree and Pineapple Grill. Then on Saturday you can watch Chef Ron Siegel–the first U.S. citizen to win the Iron Chef title–host a cooking demonstration. $550 Four-day festival pass (see website for individual event prices). Ritz-Carlton (One Ritz-Carlton Dr., Kapalua); kapaluawineandfoodfestival.com.
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SATURDAY, JUNE 9
NIGHT OF SHOOTING STARS – Here’s a rare chance to watch Maui kids dunk on state officials and pro-surfers. Hosted by the non-profit Basketball Maui, the event brings NBA players, college stars and international players to the island. Before the pro-game, kids selected from Basketball Maui’s Summer Camp program will play against local celebs, including Maui Mayor Alan Arakawa, former Hawaii Lieutenant Governor James “Duke” Aiona and pro surfers Ian Walsh and Tatiana Howard. All proceeds go to benefit Basketball Maui, an organization dedicated to helping Maui youth build character and develop life skills through basketball. $10 in advance/$15 at the door (keiki 6 and under get in free). 5pm. Lahaina Civic Center (1840 Honoapiilani Hwy, Lahaina); nightofshootingstars.com.
UPCOUNTRY AG FAIR – Put on your paniolo wear for the Upcountry Ag and Farm Fair. The fair has been a source of ranching and farming fun for all ages for the last 32 years. It’s got an ‘Ohana Ranch Rodeo, a 4-H livestock auction, the Haleakala Ranch Paniolo Tent and an agricultural tent by Whole Foods Market where you can purchase locally grown produce and plants. Entertainment provided by Haleakala Ranch. The fair is intended to promote youth interest in agriculture, ranching and animal husbandry. $7 parking. 8am-4pm. Oskie Rice Field and Arena, Makawao (Olinda Rd.); upcountryfairmaui.com
A KETTLE PRIME REUNION SHOW – Formed in the summer of 2007, A Kettle Prime (AKP) hit the Maui music scene full-force, bringing a unique sound that combined rock, funk, jazz and blues. The band includes Lake McLain on lead guitar and lead vocals, Tim Rausch on bass guitar and vocals, Peter Hamilton on guitar, vocals, keyboard and synthesizers and Jonas Troxell on drums. They won over a loyal local fan base and were later spotted by an Austin-based music promoter. In 2009, AKP played at the South by Southwest Music Festival in Austin, Texas. But that September, lead singer McLain moved to Tennessee, and the band played its final Maui shows in April 2010. They were gone, but not forgotten. McLain returned to Maui for a couple weeks, so AKP will hold a reunion show in Kihei. Catch them while you can! No cover. 9pm. Diamonds Ice Bar & Grill (1279 S. Kihei Rd.); 808-874-9299.
JAHMAKA – Honolulu band JahMaka is bringing their Ruff Rootz Reggae sound to Haui’s Life’s A Beach in Kihei. They’ll be playing songs from their new album “Appetite for Love.” Good? Good. No cover. 9pm. Haui’s Life’s A Beach (1913 S. Kihei Rd.); 808-891-8010; mauibars.com
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SUNDAY, JUNE 10
REPUBLIK MUSIC FEST – Don’t be jealous of those big mainland summer music festivals. We have Steel Pulse, Slightly Stoopid, G. Love, Barrington Levy and Gyptian coming to Maui for a day of music at the MACC. Steel Pulse is the first UK reggae band to win a Grammy (Best Reggae Album, 1985) and has been churning out great music for more than three decades. Slightly Stoopid puts out a blend of acoustic rock, blues, reggae, hip hop and punk. G. Love will perform hits off his 2011 solo album, which has a blues-oriented sound. Barrington Levy has been one of Jamaica’s top reggae artists since the 1970s, and has had several hit singles on the UK reggae charts. And Gyptian was named Reggae Artist of the Year at the 2010 Soul Train Awards. $42.50 General Admission, $90 VIP (in advance plus fees). 3:45pm. A&B Outdoor Amphitheater, MACC (One Cameron Way); 808-242-7469; mauiarts.org
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TUESDAY, JUNE 12
KAANAPALI MAKAI WATCH – Want to get involved in protecting Hawaii’s delicate ecosystem? Ka’anapali Makai Watch can show you how. Come to their informational meeting and learn about Kahekili Herbivore Fisheries Management Area (KHFMA). Results from a recent CREEL survey of fishing pressure on the area will be presented. Get a hands-on demonstration of different types of fishing gear and learn about what is permitted versus prohibited in the protected area. Free. 9pm. Lahaina Civic Center (1840 Honoapiilani Hwy., Lahaina); facebook.com/kaanapalimakaiwatch
CASE & HIRONO DEBATE – Finally, after months of squabbling, Democratic US Senate candidates Ed Case and Mazie Hirono will go head-to-head in an hour-long debate (it’s sponsored by the AARP). The debate, preceded by a discussion forum, will highlight issues that especially pertain to Hawaii residents ages 50 and older, such as Social Security and Medicare. Free. 9-11:30am. Maui Beach Hotel (170 Kaahumanu Ave., Kahului); 808-545-6006; aarp.cvent.com/mauidebate.
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WEDNESDAY, JUNE 13
MAUI FILM FESTIVAL KICKOFF – The wait is over: the Maui Film Festival is here again! The fun begins at Capische? Restaurant on Wednesday with the Opening Night Twilight Reception. There Capische?’s award-winning chef Brian Etheridge will serve regional Italian cuisine made with fresh, local ingredients. After dinner, hit the golf course for the Celestial Cinema’s Tribute to Josh Radnor. Best known for his starring role as Ted in How I Met Your Mother, Radnor is also a writer and director who’s acted in movies, TV and Broadway. Radnor will receive the Triple Threat Award before the screening of Liberal Arts, a film he starred in, wrote and directed. Reception: $125. 5:30-7:30pm. Capische? (Hotel Wailea); Celestial Cinema: $22. 8pm. Wailea Gold & Emerald Course; 808-579-9244; mauifilmfestival.com