FIRSTS, LASTS AND IN BETWEENS – A LATE NIGHT ROUND UP (& A FEW EXTRAS) FROM MT’S PICKS
Sadly, Jacques is gone. And, “Jacques owned Friday nights on the North Shore,” says Steven Cappelli, owner of Casanova in Makawao. Fear not. The man who brought the beats to the night’s famed “Fusion”—DJ Del Sol—has found a new Friday home, further up the mount hailed the House of the Sun. You guessed it. Aiming to return to its Country peeps the revelry of “mingl(ing) with the young and beautiful,” and dancing to Del Sol’s sound, is Casanova. “After all,” continues Cappelli, “Friday night is a very special night for everybody.” (free for diners / $5 before 11pm / $10 after)
Speaking of a special Friday night, those West bound won’t want to miss “Final Fridays Art Night” on Front Street. It’s coordinator extraordinaire Matt Lane’s last run at running the show, so while (also) sad, it’s going to be a great one. Gaze and graze from gallery to gallery as you nibble and sip on sweets, food and wine, provided the area’s finest eateries. It is, well, art night in the “Art Capital of the Pacific,” so there’s tons of live art—all melodically accented by strolling street musicians (this month’s musical inclusions feature some talented ukulele-playing Lunas and pickers from Maui Prep). Plus, special performances at Sir Wilfred’s, and face painting provided by the Lahaina Art Society (6 – 10pm, free).
As for those sticking Central or South, the Kahului Ale House hosts local band Open Mynd (6 – 9pm, free) after which DJs will blast you back to 80’s with “Flashback Fridays” (9pm, $10). And, at Ambrosia, every Friday is Fris Friday with Forrest, who spins until the go-home lights kick in.
Check out The Grid for all the late night happenings…
And here are four words that individually make me very happy, but string ’em together and you’ve got something heavenly: PASSION FRUIT LEMON DROPS. Nice. Read about this Ambrosia specialty, here.