Saturday (November 27), 9am-3pm, Bailey House Museum & Yokouchi Estate, Wailuku, $10/$15
Because I’m so super stoked about anything and everything going on at the Bailey House Museum, I made a post about this event as soon as the press release hit my inbox. CLICK HERE to read it (and watch a video and look at pictures and other stuff). Otherwise, I’ll reiterate the same basic information here, but more in a This Week’s Picks style (at least, here’s hoping).
Ah, the Bailey House Museum. Forgive me if the following sounds weird (because — disclaimer — it is), but I love that place so much, there’s a sick, Antiques Roadshow-loving side of me that just wants to make dust angels on the floor for days on end, in efforts to soak up a bit more of their historical goodness. This Saturday I can get my fix without looking like a psycho, at the 10th annual “E Ho’olulu Aloha” (To Grow Love) benefit for the Maui Historical Society. They’re encouraging you to stretch out on blankets or low-backed beach chairs, so you can comfortably enjoy the day’s entertainment (in between grinding onolicious fare from food booths; observing cultural demonstrations like poi pounding, lei and kapa making, lauhala weaving, and Hawaiian quilting; as well as shopping for unique gifts from the vendors and at the museum’s gift shop). Speaking of which, word on the street is that ink got hot on Uluwehi Guerrero after he scooped big at the 2010 Na Hoku Hanohano awards — earning both the prestigious Hawaiian Album of the Year and Favorite Entertainer of the Year — for his latest (and long awaited) album, Uluwehi Sings Na Mele Hula Aloha – Beloved Hula Songs. But you can count on MauiTime; we gave you a review ahead of it’s release. [Not trying to brag (OK, a little), just a friendly reminder…] Anyway, enjoy this illustrious kumu hula and recording artist who every year lends his talents as headliner, and who will be joined by Richard Ho’opi’i, Lei’ohu Ryder, Halau Hula Kauluokala, Na Leo Lani O Maui community choir, and emcee Braddah Poki, of Pacific Radio Group. 808-244-3326; mauimuseum.org