THURSDAY, JULY 4
ALL-AMERICAN AFTERNOON – Celebrate the Fabulous 4th of July at the Queen Ka’ahumanu Center for festive music, prizes and a sidewalk sale. The Boys & Girls Club of Maui will lead keiki crafts center stage and entertainment includes live performances from K Manu, Native Gems, a summertime salute to Roy Orbison with John Stephan and the Maui All Star Cheer Team. Enter a chance to win Na Koa Ikaika Maui tickets, gift cards and more. 10am-2pm. Queen Ka’ahumanu Center (275 W. Ka’ahumanu Ave., Kahului), Queenkaahumanucenter.com.
LAHAINA FIREWORKS SHOW – Red, white and blue Lahaina Town invites you to celebrate Independence Day! Finale your holiday on the Westside at the 12th annual fireworks celebration. Starting at 4pm, warm up your vocal chords at the fifth annual Lahaina karaoke contest in the Wharf Cinema Center. If you’re not much of a singer, enjoy a concert by the UH Maui Institute of Hawaiian Music at 4:30pm on the library lawn. DJ Ron will take to the spin table 5:30-8:30pm for your listening pleasure. Plate lunches, sumo dogs and kettle corn will also be available. At 8pm, the firework display will light up the sky accompanied by patriotic tunes. Free. 8:30pm-9pm. Library Lawn (680 Wharf St., Lahaina), Visitlahaina.com.
FIREWORKS CRUISE – Raise level of festivity on Independence day by hopping onto Pacific Whale Foundation’s Fireworks Cruise. Avoid the hassle of traffic and enjoy the Lahaina firework show from the Pacific Ocean. Enjoy festive themed pupu’s including BBQ glazed ribs, grilled vegetables and potato salad. Holiday essentials like watermelon and brownies will be on hand for your celebratory needs. There will be no alcohol served on this cruise, though passengers can drink all the juice, soda and water they’d like. $49.95-$62.95. 6:15pm. Ma’alaea Harbor (300 Ma’alaea Rd., Wailuku); 808-249-8811 ext. 1, Pacificwhale.org.
BRAIN TEASERS & BURLESQUE BABES – Independence day gets trivial in a good way at Mulligans on the Blue with Trish Da Dish. Top off the holiday with brain teasers and burlesque babes. The Kit Kat Club will serve up a steamy serving of show girl sparkle. But first put your brain power to the test with a pub quiz. Happy hour specials include $6 pupus, $5 house wine and $3 local draft beers 3-6pm and 10pm-midnight. Wind down your holiday with a little Southside sizzle. Free. 8:30pm. Mulligans on the Blue (100 Kaukahi St., Wailea); 808-874-1131, Mulligansontheblue.com.
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FRIDAY, JULY 5
WAILUKU FIRST FRIDAY – Market Street is getting ready for yet another First Friday town party. Residents and visitors alike gather in the quaint town for an evening of ono grinds, live music acts and just plain fun. Wind down your work week at Exhale, which will feature free yoga with Megan (4:45pm), art and $25 Finger Friday tattoo specials (10am-7pm, must book ahead). Or grab a bite at one of the town’s many cafes and restaurants. And of course, the beer garden will be back to help out local causes. Re-discover this historic town in a new way. Free. 6pm. Wailuku (Market Street), Mauifridays.com.
MAUI THING TURNS FIVE – Locally owned apparel company Maui Thing is turning five on July 5 and all of Maui is invited to celebrate. In conjunction with First Friday, Maui Thing is excited to unleash their summer line via a runway show. Plus their anniversary celebration will include a special musical guest. Tune into Native 92.5 for hints as to the identity of the secret guest. Remember that the new summer line is only available in the store starting on July 5 so be sure to stop in. 6:30pm-9pm. Maui Thing (7 N. Market St., Wailuku); 808-249-0215, Mauithing.com.
DISNEY’S 101 DALMATIONS KIDS – Adapting the screenplay “The hundred and one dalmatians” by Dodie Smith, MAPA is presenting Disney’s 101 Dalmatians Kids. Follow the quest to rescue a family of dalmatians from fur lover Cruella De Ville. Watch as the dogs of London crusade for the dalmatians’s safe return. The theatrical production features MAPA students ages 7-12. Bring all your keiki for the family friendly production that’s certain to grab their imaginations. $12 adults, $8 students. Friday- 5pm & 7pm. Saturday & Sunday-2pm & 4pm. Steppingstone Playhouse (275 W. Ka’ahumanu Ave., Kahului); 808-244-8760, Mauiacademy.org.
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SATURDAY, JULY 6
MAKAWAO PARADE & RODEO – This Saturday marks the 48th Annual Makawao Parade and Rodeo. Themed “Hanohano Na Paniolo–Distinguished are the Paniolo,” the morning will feature paniolo royalty, classic cars, floats and more. Saddle up the ohana for an afternoon of cowboy/cowgirl fun. Road closures will begin at 8:45am and the parade will open with an annual stick horse race. Spectators can park at the Oskie Rice Arena. Dust off your boots and join in the fun. 9am. Baldwin & Makawao Ave. Facebook.com/makawao
GANNON’S AFTER DARK – Late night flashes back to the 1980s at Gannon’s After Dark. The summer party features DJ LX with host Jay J. Dress to impress, win prizes and check out some contests. Designated drivers enjoy free non-alcoholic beverages. If you catch a late dinner at Gannon’s during last seating (8pm), the cover fee is waived. Free parking and VIP options are available. $10. 9pm-1am. Gannon’s (100 Wailea Golf Club Dr.); 808-875-8080, Gannonsrestaurant.com.
FOR THE LOVE OF MAUI – Malama Maui Nui, formerly known as Community Work Day Project, will be honored on Saturday at “For the Love of Maui.” Malama Maui Nui has been the driving force behind garden programs in Maui schools, island-wide recycling efforts and beach cleanups. The evening will feature jazz headliners from Jazz Maui’s 2013 lineup, a silent auction, native and edible plant sale, a performance by Art Core Maui and more. Guests will receive free plant seeds and can enter a chance to win prizes. Hele mai and malama Maui. $25. 5pm-10pm. Ritz Carlton, Pavillion (1 Ritz Carlton Dr., Kapalua), Fortheloveofmaui.eventbrite.com.
DIJERIDU WORKSHOP – An expert in the use of the aboriginal Australian musical instrument known as the Dijeridu, Wes Hada will host a workshop this Saturday. Keiki ages five and up are invited to experience Maui’s premier Dijeridu player and get the chance to play with him. Hada, who performs in the bands Lost at Last and Jivatma, will share aboriginal stories and teach the audience how to make and play the instrument. All children must be accompanied by adult. Contact library for special accommodations. Free. 2pm-4pm. Kahului Public Library (90 School St., Kahului); 808-873-3097.
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TUESDAY, JULY 9
‘NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM’ – Gather your keiki and head to Queen Ka‘ahumanu Center this Tuesday and Wednesday and take a break from the blazing heat. They’re screening Night at the Museum, starring Ben Stiller. Larry Daley (Stiler) finds himself in the middle of chaos as The Museum of Natural History exhibits come to life. That totally happened to this guy I know. Well, used to know, until some guys in white suits took him away one day… $1. 10am. Consolidated Theater Maui, Queen Ka’ahumanu Center (275 W Ka’ahumanu Ave., Kahului), Consolidatedtheatres.com.
FOREST BIRD LECTURE – Want to learn more about Maui’s native birds? This Tuesday, the sanctuary lecture series hosts Laura Berthold of the Maui Forest Bird Recovery Project (MFBRP). Berthold assists and leads the MFBRP field team’s research on the Kiwikiu (Maui Parrotbill). With a degree in environmental studies and experience as a wildlife technician, Berthold will discuss her work with MFBRP, the history of the forest birds, conservation issues and efforts and future plans. Free. 6pm-8pm. Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary (726 S. Kihei Rd.), Mauiforestbirds.org.
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WEDNESDAY, JULY 10
AMBROSIA MOVIE NIGHT – Summer is in full swing and Ambrosia’s Red Carpet Movie Night may be just what the doctor ordered. July is “Workplace Humor Month” and Wednesday’s featured flick is “Waiting.” Escape your work-day woes with Ryan Reynolds’ Monty as he and his co-workers dodge adulthood with mischief. Munch on free popcorn and take advantage of the Happy Hour prices until 9pm. No cover. 7:30pm-9:30pm. Ambrosia’s Martini Lounge (1913 S. Kihei Rd.); 808-891-1011, Ambrosiamaui.com.