Saturday (Sept. 17), Yokouchi Pavilion, MACC (One Cameron Way, Kahului); $15 advance/$20 day-of
Not sure what’s in Upcountry’s waning water supply, but something about the area’s breeding some super cool kids. Case in point: the men of Nuff Sedd, Joshua Kahula, Kit Okazaki, Duane Rosa and David Wood. On Saturday (Sept. 17), the band invites everyone to celebrate the release of their latest CD, Life … in a Song; a follow-up to their debut effort Open Doors for Strangers, which earned Nuff Sedd awards for Best New Group and Song of the Year at the 2005 Hawai‘i Music Awards… Ooh. Ooh! You can make a day of it by first hanging out at the MACC’s McCoy Studio Theater for the Aloha Peace Festival 2011 (Sept. 17, 10am-3pm; free), for a day of fun, educational activities that aim to foster peace through multicultural understanding. Performers include Lei‘ohu Ryder, Marty Dread, Peter Espiritu of Tau Dance Theater, Na Keiki of Halau Hula Kauluokala, Tatyana Shapiro and Maui Pipe Dreams. Plus, the event’s followed by the “Playing For Change” concert (Sept. 17, 7:30pm; $15) which features George Kahumoku Jr., Teri Garrison, Benny Uyetake, Gail Swanson, Steve Grimes, Joel Katz, Anthony Natividad, and Maui Underground.