THURSDAY, AUG. 8
SWIFT & SLO DINNER – You’re cordially invited to an evening celebrating Swift and SLO at Westin Ka’anapali’s Pulehu. Here’s an opportunity to feast your senses on a collaborative wine dinner by Executive Sous Chef Wes Holder, Tom Traveso of Orin Swift and Brandon and Bo of SLO Down Wine. Both wineries have won international recognition after growing from humble beginnings. Swirl, sniff and sip some of the world’s best bottles of Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay and Zinfandel. Seating is limited and reservations are required. $85. 6pm. Pulehu (6 Kai Ala Dr, Ka’anapali); 808-667-3254, Westinkaanapali.com.
SPROUT – Whole Foods wants farmers and producers alike to SPROUT. The grocery chain’s global, regional and local team members will be featured at this day-long summit. Created to foster networking, topics covered will include vendor applications, branding, marketing, local ingredient sourcing and more. Hear from Lou Cooperhouse, Steven Chiang and Ken Love. Lunch will be available for purchase. A no-host bar will continue following the seminar (5-6:30pm). Registration required. Free. 8am-5pm. UH Maui (310 West Ka’ahumanu Ave., Kahului), Sprouthawaiimaui.eventbrite.com.
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FRIDAY, AUG. 9
JOSH TAFOLI, MAOLI AND JORDAN TOLENTINO – Warm up your skank and celebrate a birthday with Duck Fat at Lulu’s this Friday. As a precursor to Reggae in the Valley, this pre-concert features Josh Tatofi, Maoli and Jordan Tolentino. With hits like “I don’t need you” and “Ofa mo’oni,” Tatofi has won over the hearts of fans near and far. Maoli’s album ARISE landed in the ninth spot on Billboard Charts for Best Reggae Album. And Maui’s Jordan T makes music with versatility and style. $10. 10pm. Lulu’s Lahaina (1221 Honoapi’ilani Hwy., Lahaina), Luluslahaina.com. Photo courtesy Tolentino’s FB page
LAHAINA SECOND FRIDAY TOWN PARTY – This week the Lahaina Second Friday Town party will hold the block party of the summer as merchants, restaurants and even a DJ come out to play. That’s right: DJ Ron will spin tunes off the Lahaina Yacht Club balcony while break dancers take to the streets and all can take part in a pupu crawl. If you want a break from walking, Honolua Surf Co. will feature a surf film while Pana Surfboards will have custom boards on hand. Don’t forget the Candlelit Tours at Baldwin Museum and the endless foodie and live music specials. Free. 6pm. Front St., Lahaina, Mauifridays.com/lahaina
ALOHA FRIDAY MADE ON MAUI SHOWCASE – Pau hana your Aloha Friday at the Fairmont Kea Lani for an afternoon celebrating Maui’s local merchants. Choose from a variety of products, all made in the islands. From Ni’ihau shell jewelry to books for your keiki, there’s sure to be something for everyone. Cool off with a shave ice and fresh coconut or indulge in Maui Macaroons at Ko. Hop on over for happy hour specials between 3pm-5pm for the perfect finale your shopping trip. Valet parking is complimentary. Free. 4pm-6pm. Fairmont Kea Lani (4100 Wailea Alanui Dr.); 808-875-2290, Fairmont.com/kealani.
MAUI CALLS 2013 – Time again for Maui Arts and Cultural Center’s annual benefit. The evening will pay homage to Hawaii’s surfing past with notable surfers in the crowd. Between the extensive pupu menu prepared by top restaurants and award-winning chefs and the grand packages in the auction, the event makes it effortless to contribute to a great cause. Bid on a private luau show, autographed memorabilia and more during the event. Guests will be serenaded by Ahumanu, Jimmy Mac and the Kool Kats and a surprise special guest. There will also be a plethora of wineries and vintners on hand. The evening’s proceeds will continue to support the arts facility’s programs. 6pm. Individual’Cruise tkt $175. Hamoa – $195 per tkt, $1950 table of 10. Ho’okipa – $250 per tkt, $2,500 table of 10. Maui Arts and Cultural Center (One Cameron Way, Kahului); 808-242-7469, Mauiarts.org.
WYLAND SHOW – Robert Wyland is most notable for his marine life paintings, sculptures and photos. Wyland travels the world, drawing inspiration while promoting ocean and environmental conservation efforts. Wyland has hosted various television programs including Animal Planet’s Wyland’s Ocean World. His murals can be seen around the world in galleries, corporate collections and households. Meet the man behind the paint this Friday and Saturday. 6pm-10pm. Wyland Galleries, Lahaina (711 Front St., Lahaina);808-924-1322, Signaturegalleries.com.
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SATURDAY, AUG. 10
GRGICH HILLS WINERY LUNCHEON – Celebrate Napa Valley winemaker Miljenko “Mike” Grgich’s 90th birthday with this special luncheon. The heart behind Grgich Hills Estate, Mike’s Burgundies and Chardonnays won over Italy’s renowned connoisseurs, helping make California a world-renowned wine producer. The menu will feature a three-course meal by Ko’s Chef Tylun Pang. Indulge in fresh fish and coconut curry lamb, then end the night with lilikoi sorbet. Each course will be paired with Grgich Hills Estate wine. Swirl, sniff and savor with one of the nation’s finest winemakers. Space is limited so call to make a reservation. $69. Ko (4100 Wailea Alanui Dr.); 808-875-2290, [email protected]
MAUI WALK OF HEROES – Akaku invites the public to its third annual Walk of Heroes. The event recognizes three members of the community who have contributed and excelled at various efforts: Governor Neil Abercrombie’s work in public access media, Kimokeo Kapahulehua’s accomplishments in paddling and Teya Penniman for managing the Maui Invasive Species Committee. They’ll lend their handprints to Akaku’s sidewalk of fame. Andy Bumatai will host and Mayor Alan Arakawa will be a distinguished guest. Enjoy music by Uncle George Kahumoku and Richard Ho’opi’i. 5pm-8pm. Akaku, Kahului (333 Dairy Rd., Kahului); 808-871-5554, Akaku.org.
PLAY WITH MELE UKULELE – Ukulele Mele makes it possible for you to bring your ukulele and play along as Master strummer and singer Mele Fong shares her musical love and expertise. The Kamehameha Schools graduate studied music and turned her talent into a lucrative business. Fong has played with various groups, including the husband/wife duo The Hawaiian Serenaders. Ukulele Mele also offers private lessons, online instruction, packaged song booklets, DVDs, CDs and more. The cost of the workshop also includes admission to the Bailey House Museum. $10. 10am-Noon. Bailey House Museum (2375A Main St., Wailuku); 808-244-3326, UkuleleMeleOnMaui.com.
‘DAMIEN’ – Re-live the story of Father Damien this Saturday. In the 19th century, those suffering from Leprosy (Hansen’s Disease) were sent to Molokai as part of a government-sanctioned medical exile. Actor and UH Professor Vinnie Linares will take the audience on a journey through the life of Father Damien’s crusade to serve the emotional, spiritual and physical needs of the patients, which ultimately cost him his life. This powerful one-man show will be debuting in West Maui for the first time and has been performed since 2000. $10. 7pm. Holy Innocents Episcopal Church (561 Front St., Lahaina), Holyimaui.org.
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SUNDAY, AUG. 11
SHERATON TURNS 50 – It’s hard to believe that’s been 50 years since the Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa opened at Black Rock. The evening will feature a vintage car display from Maui Classic Cruisers, resort fashions by designer Tori Richard and live music by Leokani and the Danny Kapoi Trio. Resort Chef Greg Gasper will prepare ribeye steak and Pacific salmon along with greens and Maine bay shrimp. A cash bar will serve beer, wine, cocktails and the special anniversary Makana cocktail. Seating is limited, call for reservations. $19.63/ Keiki (under 5) free. 6pm. Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa (2605 Ka’anapali Pkwy.), Sheraton-maui.com.
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TUESDAY, AUG. 13
PAIA JAM – Here’s an intimate performance from three musical guests. Joe Caro, Hutch Hutchinson and Steve Gadd are elite musicians individually and a force to reckon with as a trio. Caro has recorded with Bette Midler and Michael McDonald. Hutchinson is most noted for his role as Bonnie Raitt’s bass player. And Gadd is a renowned drummer who has played with Frank Sinatra and Aretha Franklin. Don’t miss this chance to experience these three unique musicians on one stage. The evening’s proceeds will benefit the Bob Jones Estate and Mana’o Radio. 21+. $10- $20. Door 7:30pm/ Show 8:30pm. Charley’s Restaurant & Saloon (142 Hana Hwy, Paia); Paiajam.eventbrite.com.
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WEDNESDAY, AUG. 14
TURTLE TALK – This Wednesday author and researcher Peter Bennett will talk green sea turtles at Maui Ocean Center. Bennett, an experienced diver, has studied sea turtles off Honokowai for some time, and his “Da Honu” talk is an entertaining and informative presentation on green sea turtle behavior. Bennett and his wife are responsible for the website Turtle Trax (Turtles.org) and wrote The Book of Honu. A Q&A session will follow the talk. Space is limited and reservations recommended. Entry is between 6pm-6:40pm. Free. 6:30-7:30pm. Maui Ocean Center (192 Ma’alaea Rd.); 808-270-7088, Mauioceancenter.com.