THURSDAY, JUNE 6
ISLAND ENERGY INQUIRY – In the drive to explore renewable energy sources, Maui Economic Development Board’s Women In Technology (WIT) program, along with the Office of Naval Research, is announcing a new summer Island Energy Inquiry educator workshop. The curriculum explores wind, solar and geothermal energy resources. Science, math and CTE teachers (5-12 grade) are invited to the two-day workshop of instruction and hands-on activities. Teachers will receive their choice of three Hawaii Dept. of Education PD credits or a $200 stipend for full participation and classroom implementation. $20. 9am-4pm. MEDB’s Malcolm Training Center (1305 N. Holopono St., Ste.5, Kihei); 808-270-6804, Womenintech.com/workshops.
SURFRIDER INSTAGRAM CHALLENGE – “Thirsty Thursdays” has taken on a new meaning and Surfrider Foundation invites you to use their Instagram Contest to quench your photo thirst. Every week leading up to International Surfing Day on June 20, those who submit photos will get a chance to win a prize pack and ultimately the grand prize, a Firewire surfboard. Each Wednesday via Surfrider Foundation’s Facebook (and IntlSurfingDay.com) a theme will be posted of the type of images wanted that week. Participants will then need to submit their photo via Instagram (make sure they’re tagged @Surfrider and #ISD). Photos must be submitted between 6am and 3pm PST that Thursday. Isd.surfrider.org.
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FRIDAY, JUNE 7
HAWAIIAN TARO SALE – Got taro? If not, the Maui Nui Botanical Garden’s taro sale is where you will want to be this Friday. The kalo (taro) plant is a traditional source of food sustenance in Hawaii and most notable for its use in poi. Featuring some rare breeds, the garden’s selection will include varieties from the Ele‘ele, Mana, Lehua, Manini, Lauloa, Piko and ‘Ula‘ula families. This may be your only opportunity this year to snag taro of these types so come early. 9am. Maui Nui Botanical Gardens (150 Kanaloa Ave., Kahului); 808-249-2798, Mnbg.org.
HELP MANA‘O RADIO AND MAUI ONSTAGE – Come one, come all to an evening benefiting Mana‘o Radio and Maui OnStage. The local broadcasting station and production company serve Maui’s community through educational vignettes and theater programs. Take a break from the Main Street shenanigans at Wailuku First Friday and enjoy an evening of song, solos and spoken word that will help both organizations. Musician Randall Rospond, comic Chino LaForge and storyteller Kathy Collins are just a few of the acts that will perform. $10. 5:30pm-9pm. Iao Theater (68 N. Market St., Wailuku); 808-244-8680, Mauionstage.com.
THE NEVERMINDS – Better leave the keiki at home for this one. Brace yourself for an uncensored evening with The Neverminds and special guest BADS. Charley’s is bringing an evening of great music by the electronica pop group that mixes music reflective of The White Stripes, Third Eye Blind, The Beatles, Sex Pistols and so much more. They will be joined by BADS for your listening pleasure. $10. 9pm. Charley’s (142 Hana Hwy, Paia) 808-579-8085, Charleysmaui.com.
KAPALUA WINE AND FOOD FESTIVAL – Buckle up for a three-day weekend of wine and food exploration, instruction and consumption at the 2013 Kapalua Wine & Food Festival. The extravaganza features a festival golf tournament, sparkling wine and cheese seminar, cooking demonstration with Gary Danko and Nancy Oakes and the grand seafood festival. The festival showcases the best in local produce while hosting wines from across the world. Join master sommeliers, renowned winemakers and culinary stars for a weekend to remember. For the full schedule and event rates go to the website. Kapaluawineandfoodfestival.com.
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SATURDAY, JUNE 8
14TH ANNUAL TAIKO FESTIVAL – Taiko means drum in Japanese, has been tied to Chinese origins and was once used as warning in battle. Today, taiko is performed in ensemble format and continues to grow in popularity across the world. Join the Taiko Center of the Pacific Youth Group (TCP-YG) and Maui’s Zenshin Daiko for the Zenshin Daiko’s 14 Annual Taiko Festival. TCP-YG will open with their children’s ensemble boasting high national and international regard. Maui’s Zenshin Daiko will complete the program with two entirely new pieces. $20 adults, $10 kids 12 & under. 7 pm. Maui Arts and Cultural Center, Castle Theater (One Cameron Way, Kahului); 808-242-7469, Mauiarts.org.
CAMERON CENTER’S 40TH ANNIVERSARY BENEFIT – Serving Maui for four decades now, the J. Walter Cameron Center is home to 15 resident agencies that provide Maui’s community with health and human services. To celebrate the center’s 40th year, you’re invited to their “Time of Renewal.” There will be host cocktails, dinner and music from George Kahumoku. Honorary co-chairs include Eddie Kamae and Maui Mayor Alan Arakawa. Other ways to donate include silent auction bids or sponsoring a table. $200. 5:30pm. Pundy Yokouchi Estate (2471 W Main St., Wailuku); 808-244-5546, firstname.lastname@example.org.
WHERE IN THE WORLD ARE THE ULTRAVIOLETS? – Hawaii’s superstars of burlesque are sending The UltraViolets on their West Coast Tour and they need your help! “Where In The World Are The UltraViolets?” will bring together the explosive talents of The UltraViolets, Kit Kat Club Cabaret and Oahu’s Cherry Blossom Cabaret. The evening journeys with Kit Kat Club and Cherry Blossom as they search for The Ultraviolets via a fantasy-inspired hunt. Ready yourself for a night of flirty song, sultry dance and exotic burlesque. 18+. $15-$40. Doors 7pm. Show 7:30pm. Iao Theater (68 N. Market St., Wailuku); 808-242-6969, Mauionstage.com.
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SUNDAY, JUNE 9
HULIAU YOUTH ENVIRONMENTAL FILM FESTIVAL – The Maui Huliau Foundation is presenting the 2013 Huliau Youth Environmental Film Festival. MHF is a non-profit whose goal is to promote and create environmental awareness initiatives geared towards middle school and high school students. The festival will premiere 11 films that were pitched, directed and edited by these students. The films explore environmental issues on Maui and range in topic and style. Films include Eat Local, a documentary following students experiment to eat strictly local and Beyond the Kernel, which follows an animated conversation between a genetically modified corn kernel and an organic one. $10 general/ $5 youth/ $15 door. 6:30pm doors. 7pm show. Iao Theater (65 N. Market St., Wailuku), Mauihuliaufoundation.org.
JAZZ AND R&B – Kono’s on the Green is hosting an evening celebrating Jazz and R&B. End your weekend with Rare Vibrations, wine and a sunset backdrop. The evening will feature Sal Godinez, Michael Feegrade, Omar and special guests. Enjoy a relaxing evening celebrating the “softer side of jazz.” You can expect “grown folks music,” with samplings from Otis Redding, Al Green and more! $5. 4pm-7pm. Kono’s On The Green (1345 Pi’ilani Hwy, Kihei); 808-298-9022, Omzonemaui.com.
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WEDNESDAY, JUNE 12
“WHAT’S GROWING IN YOUR GARDEN?” – The Hawaii Public Library is inviting you to “What’s Growing in Your Garden?” As a fun kick-off to HSPLS 2013 Summer Reading Programs, the Library is hosting artist Chelsea Toia for an afternoon of free art projects themed “Dig into Reading” (Children), “Beneath the Surface” (Teen) and “Groundbreaking Reads” (Adult). Geared towards kids 12 years and up, Toia will conduct a hands-on demonstration with acrylics. The free event invites interested parties to create paintings inspired by a real or imagined garden. This event requires pre-registration. Free. 2pm. Wailuku Public Library (251 S High St, Wailuku); 808-243-5766.
2013 MAUI FILM FESTIVAL – It’s that time again. From Wednesday to Sunday, the Maui Film Festival returns to the sprawling greens of Wailea Gold & Emerald Golf Course, Seaside Cinema (Wailea Beach) and Castle Theater (MACC). Wednesday will kick off with a Visionary tribute to Hawaii legends Eddie Aikau and Nainoa Thompson for their outstanding contributions to the water safety, navigation and Hawaiian history. Friday includes a Pathfinder Award tribute to Actress Kirsten Dunst for her “eclectic choices” in film. Saturday follows with the NOVA award ceremony to actress Jessica Chastain, coming off a successful 2012 garnering many nominations and accolades. Sunday’s lineup will include the Rising Star Award Tribute to Brie Larson, an actress who has covered much range at 23. Check online for showtime, venue and ticket info. Mauifilmfestival.com. Photo: Randy Jay Braun
GANNON’S DINNER AND A MOVIE – As part of the 2013 Maui Film Festival, Gannon’s invites you to a dinner and a movie. Complete the perfect date night with a stop for dinner just a few steps away from the Celestial Cinema. Dine at Gannon’s before your movie and receive a complimentary parking spot and a reserved beach chair in the Gannon’s movie section. Now this does not include the movie tickets, so please purchase your film tickets separately. Reservations required. Gannon’s (100 Wailea Golf Course Dr.); 808-875-8080, GannonsRestaurant.com.