THURSDAY, JUNE 13
MAGICIAN TIMOTHY WENK – Gather the keiki and head over to the Kahului Public Library for an afternoon featuring Magician Timothy Wenk. Keiki five and older will be dazzled when they experience the wonders of Wenk. Cards, flowers and rope tricks await the kids and a lucky few will be able to assist in the show. Take a break from the outdoor heat and cool off during a magical moment. For special accommodations or questions, contact the library as soon as possible. Free. 3pm. Kahului Public Library (90 School St, Kahului); 808-873-3097, Librarieshawaii.org. Photo: Wikimedia Commons
HALEAKALA ARTIST-IN-RESIDENCE – Haleakala National Park and the Hui No’eau Visual Arts center are bringing you the park’s first artist-in-residence, Natalie Westbrook. The Connecticut native earned her BFA in Critical and Curatorial Studies and MFA in painting and printmaking from Yale. On June 13, the Hui invites the public to their Kaluanui estate for a free artist chat and slideshow at 5:30pm. On June 15, adults are invited to enroll in a “Basic Drawing Intensive.” The one-day workshop focuses on observational art and invites all skill levels. Tuition for the intensive is $25 ($32 for non-members) and space is limited. Hui No’eau Visual Arts Center (2841 Baldwin Ave., Makawao); 808-572-6560, Huinoeau.com. Photo courtesy Hui No‘eau
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FRIDAY, JUNE 14
REPUBLIK MUSIC FESTIVAL – The Republik Music Festival-Jamrock Edition makes a pitstop in Maui this Friday. Put ya lighters up for what’s promising to be a bombastic show featuring the one and only Damian Marley. Maui welcomes back the youngest of the Marley brud. Affectionately nicknamed Jr. Gong, he’s the mastermind behind the chart-topping hit “Welcome to Jamrock.” Once again, Jr. Gong will deliver fresh material while staying true to his roots. Joining the reggae regulator is Santigold, the “Master of My Make-Believe” singer-songwriter. Rounding up the line-up is the latest up-and-coming artist signed to Marley label, Ghetto Youths International. Jam out to a night of tunes from the past, present and future. $42.50-$90. 5pm. Maui Arts and Cultural Center (One Cameron Way, Kahului); 808-242-7469, Mauiarts.org. Photo courtesy MACC
TASTE OF CHOCOLATE – The Maui Film Festival’s annual Taste of Chocolate is a fantasy come true for anyone who melts at even the sight of the rich, decadent treat. The evening will feature Mabanzi Marimba Maui, an eight-piece band celebrating the Africa, home to one of the world’s largest cacao distributors. Indulge in Cocoa & Kula Coffee Rubbed Beef Brisket Sliders, a chocolate fountain with all the traditional fix-ins, specialty cocktails and much, much more. Not a fan of pistachio brulee? Take a stab at the chocolate and Rum Ice Cream Sandwiches or help yourself to a mocha almond fudge sundae. $150. 8pm-10pm. Four Seasons Resort (3900 Wailea Alanui Dr.), Mauifilmfestival.com. Photo: Sean M. Hower
VERTICAL MAUI – As a pre-show for Basketball Maui’s Night of Shooting Stars, a few players will be stopping by Hope Chapel’s Vertical Maui. The evening will feature guest speaker and American preacher Francis Chan, ukulele virtuoso Derek Sebastian and the Reggae band Christafari, all under the Maui moonlight. NBA players Corey Maggette, Anthony Tolliver, Patrick Ewing, Jr. will also drop in. Nonprofit groups will be on hand and guests are encouraged to bring a food donation benefiting Feed My Sheep. Free. 5pm-9pm. Hope Chapel (300 E Welakahao Rd., Kihei), Verticalmaui.com. Photo: Vertical Maui
ROCK THE BARS – Stella Blues will “Rock the Bars” this Friday with the Supreme Beings, DJ Dabo, Rawk Steady and Dr. Hux. The underground hip-hop/rap group Supreme Beings has just released ”The Loom of the Apocalypse” and continue to win audiences over via their mix tapes and YouTube videos. Come hear the latest in Maui underground scene. $5. 21+. 10pm. Stella Blues (1279 S. Kihei Rd.); 808-874-3779, Stellablues.com.
LAHAINA SECOND FRIDAY – E komo mai to the second round of Maui Friday Town parties and this week it’s all about collaboration at Lahaina Second Friday. Contribute your artistic creativity at Campbell Park during the art piece project, sign up to be an organ donor at the Maui Memorial Foundation Legacy of Life booth and/or enjoy the Maui Taiko performance in honor of Lahaina’s 25th annual poster contest. As the sun sets, stroll the galleries where you can meet artists, talk story and sip on complimentary wine. Lahaina Restoration Foundation’s Ha’ina Hou features Pidgin: The Voice of Hawaii, a documentary following the rise of Hawaii’s working class language from plantation jargon to a source of island identity and pride. But don’t forget to take advantage of the live music performances and foodie specials all along Lahaina’s historic front street. Free. 6pm-9pm Front Street. Mauifridays.com.
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SATURDAY, JUNE 15
TASTE OF WAILEA – Ready yourself for the “crown jewel” of Maui Film Festival’s culinary celebrations, The Taste of Wailea. The evening celebrates Wailea’s best chefs and cuisine. This year’s event will feature an array of delectable dishes from Joe’s/Gannon’s, Ruth’s Chris Steak House, Ko, Alan Wong’s Amasia, Mulligan’s, Spago, Monkeypod Kitchen, Mala Wailea, Tommy Bahama, Capische? and Four Seasons. Libations will be provided by Southern Wine and Spirits, Stella Artois beer and Pau vodka. There will be live music from Lily Meola and guitarist Tom Conway. Also, each ticket will get you into Saturday’s Celestial Cinema double feature. 21+ 4:30pm-7pm. Wailea Gold and Emerald Golf Course (100 Wailea Golf Club Dr.), Mauifilmfestival.com/specialevents.
NA KAMEHAMEHA COMMEMORATION – All are invited to the 2013 Na Kamehameha Commemorative Pa’u Parade & Ho’olaule’a. Remembering the tradition of the past and celebrating the significance of its preservation, the afternoon commemorates the equestrian tradition of Pa’u. The afternoon will also honor the late Senator Daniel Inouye and retired Senator Daniel Akaka. Attendees can look forward to exhibits, pa’u presentation, mea’ai (food) booths, and parade. Enjoy live music, crafts and vendors with locally produced items. Six commentary stations will be placed along parade route at Longhi’s, Kimo’s, Cheeseburger In Paradise, Lahaina Pizza Company, the Baldwin House Museum, the Wharf Cinema Center and Kamehameha Iki Park. Be sure to plan where you will view the parade. 9am-5pm Kamehameha Iki Park (525 Front St., Lahaina), Facebook.com/NKCPPH. Photo: Jackie Jean Photography
THE PIG & THE LADY – The Pig and the Lady is a family-operated pop-up serving Vietnamese and French dishes at Farmers Markets across Honolulu. Chef Andrew Le and Mama Le create family-style meals with spins on Vietnamese favorites like pho, spring rolls and stews. On Saturday, the Pig and the Lady will be at the Upcountry Farmer’s Market between 7am to 11am on a first come, first served basis. On Sunday at 7pm, Leoda’s will host the pop-up on a prepaid reservation basis with only 40 spaces available. No cancellations. Treat dad to a homemade father’s day meal sure to entertain his senses. Kupumaui.com. Photo courtesy The Pig & The Lady
NIGHT OF SHOOTING STARS – The third annual Night of Shooting Stars has arrived and Basketball Maui has quite the lineup for you. The first game (5pm) will pit local celebrities (movie, music, media personalities, community leaders, and athletes from others sports) against camp all-stars from the Basketball Maui Summer camp program. The heat will be turned up for the main event (6pm) featuring NBA players. Be sure to come early for a family-friendly carnival at 3pm that will remain open throughout the evening. The evening’s proceeds will benefit Basketball Maui’s summer camp program. $15 advance/ $20 at door/ $150 VIP. 3pm. Lahaina Civic Center (1840 Honoapi’ilani Hwy, Lahaina), Basketballmaui.com. Photo: David Hessemer
WILLIE K HELPS RENEWABLE ENERGY – The result of a partnership between Japan and Hawaii, JUMPSmartMaui (which seeks to bring more renewable energy resources and electric vehicles to Maui) will launch this Saturday at the Queen Ka’ahumanu Center. The launch will include an appearance from Mayor Alan Arakawa, audience giveaways and a performance by Willie K. Also, from June 10-16, if you spend $50 at the center and present your receipts to the mall’s customer service center June 15-24, you’ll get a free movie pass. Free. 4:30pm-6pm. Queen Ka’ahumanu, Center Stage (275 W. Ka’ahumanu Ave., Kahului), Queenkaahumanucenter.com. Photo courtesy JUMPSmartMaui
PASSION 4 FASHION’S FIRST B-DAY – Here’s a chance to indulge in your love of fashion–it’s the first anniversary of the Lahaina boutique Passion 4 Fashion. They boast a variety of styles for all shapes and sizes. Siu Whitehead (the owner) and Lisa Agdeppa (operations manager) invite the community for an evening of celebratory champagne, chocolate and discounts. P4F’s inventory doesn’t stop at outerwear–shoppers can also find shape wear, bathing suits, accessories and shoes. 5pm-9pm. The Lahaina Gateway Center (335 Keawe St., Lahaina); 808-667-7432, Passion4fashionboutique.com. Photo: Passion 4 Fashion
CELEBRATION OF FATHERS – Maui Family Support Services (MFSS) wants the community to celebrate Father’s Day in a big way. The seventh annual Celebration of Fathers is an afternoon of local entertainment, raffles, games, community agency booths and more. You can enter the father-child talent show or take part in crafts. MFSS promotes healthy child development through what they call “male caregiver involvement” (put another way: every child could use a caring, nurturing father figure). MFSS has been serving the community for three decades. Free. 10am-2pm. Queen Ka’ahumanu Center (275 W Ka’ahumanu Ave., Kahului), Mfss.org. Photo courtesy MFSS