THURSDAY, MAY 30
RAMA CAMARILLO & SONS – Take a break from work and treat yourself to the music of the Camarillo trio. This Thursday, Rama Camarillo and his sons will take Lahaina Restoration Foundation’s Hawaiian Music Series stage to showcase their inherent talent. Rama learned ‘ukulele from his father and has shared the mana’o with his sons (Kamaka Camarillo and Kala‘e Camarillo). The trio has won Tom Moffatt’s band championship title and are veterans on stages statewide, including the MACC. Chairs are limited so you are welcome to bring a blanket or low laying beach chair. Free. 6pm-7:30pm. Baldwin Home Museum Lawn (120 Dickenson St., Lahaina); 808-661-3262, Lahainarestoration.org.
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FRIDAY, MAY 31
RACE WITH THE WIND – The Ka’anapali Beach Resort Association presents the second of Hawaiian Sailing Canoe Association’s season of seven races. Wa’a Kiakahi takes participants back to a time before GPS navigation and high-speed motors. The three-day celebration centers around the Hokule’a, a hybrid of an ancient voyage canoe and an outrigger paddling canoe. Friday will commence with a HSCA race from Kahului Harbor to Black Rock, where an opening ceremony will commence (3pm). On Saturday, the public will have a chance to take a 15-minute ride with HSCA members and talk story with crew members (10am-3pm). On Sunday, there will be a traditional send-off at 8am as the teams begin their Maui to Molokai leg of the race. 808-661-3271, kaanapaliresort.com.
SUPPER CLUB WITH ERIN SMITH – Voted MauiTime’s Best Female Musician for the last four years, it’s no secret that rock star Erin Smith puts on a great show. Now the lead singer of The Throwdowns is returning to the Stella Blues Supper Club stage for an evening of her indie-rock flare. Since Smith now lives on Oahu, a solo show like this is a rare treat. SPECIAL TIP: Mention “champagne” when reserving seats and receive a complimentary glass of bubbly. Dinner & Show $60/6pm. Show Only $30/ 7:30pm. Stella Blues (1279 S. Kihei Rd.); 808-874-3779, Stellablues.com.
ROOTZ-N-CREATION WITH KOKO AND BENGALI – Following Erin Smith’s Supper Club show, you can catch a Stella Blues starlight session featuring Koko and Bengali with Rootz-n-Creation. Jam out to an evening of roots-Reggae in a special reunion that’s been three years in the making. Koko is noted as the former talented lead singer of Inna Vision. Bengali, also a former member of Inna Vision, is an independent local musician whose music deals with love, respect and unity. Wrapping up the lineup is local group Rootz-n-Creation, noted for their dub beat and Reggae roots. Free. 10pm. Stella Blues (1279 S. Kihei Rd.); 808-874-3779, Stellablues.com. Photo: Benjamin K. Arcangel
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SATURDAY, JUNE 1
AUTO RACING – Satisfy your need for speed at the Maui Paradise Speedway this Saturday. Cheer on as engines roar and tires squeal under the stars. Of course, you must be a registered member of speedway to participate in the races. Whether you enjoy the driver’s seat or one in the stands, the show will be great fun. Please note that the drivers’ pit area will be closed to spectators. Adults $10, Kids 6-12 $2, under 5 Free. Spectator Gate 3:30pm. Time Trials 6:15pm. (Main Event to Follow). Maui Paradise Speedway, (next to the National Guard center off Mokulele Highway); Paradisespeedwaymaui.com.
MAUI LIONS CLUB FASHION SHOW – The West Maui Lions Club invites the public to this year’s Fashion Show scholarship fundraiser. The evening is dedicated to raising money for graduates from Lahainaluna High and Maui Preparatory Academy. Dedicated to those who strive for higher education, the night is filled with “fashions and fun.” Raffles and auction bids are just a few ways guests can donate to the cause. Auction items will include hotel stays, professional services and sea travel. Enjoy a buffet, dance floor tunes and a no-host bar. Be sure to register online. $40 advanced. $45 at door. 6pm-9pm. Ritz-Carlton Kapalua, Plantation Ballroom (One Ritz-Carlton Dr., Kapalua), Westmauilions.org.
KOA’S SEASIDE GRILL GRAND OPENING – Celebrate the grand opening of Koa’s Seaside Grill this Saturday as Front Street’s newest tenant settles in. The product of local restaurateurs, Koa’s offers breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Fan of The Gazebo in Napili? Then you’re in luck, because Koa’s will offer Gazebo’s breakfast menu (9am-3pm) daily with local favorites including their specialty fried rice and mac nut pancakes. Enjoy Happy Hour specials from 3:30-5pm daily. Ten percent of the grand opening’s proceeds will go to the Maui Preparatory Academy Scholarship fund. 3pm-5:30pm. Koa’s Seaside Grill (839 Front St., Lahaina); 808-667-7737, Koasgrill.com
GATSBY! ROARING RAGTIME BALL – On the heels of the new movie version of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby, the Kit Kat Club Cabaret is inviting you to Gatsby! A Roaring 20’s Ragtime Ball. Straighten your feathers and shake your fringe, the Roaring ’20s will be in full swing. Dress to impress for a chance to win the costume contest, break out your slick dance moves and get the VIP treatment by the evening’s cigarette gals. The prohibition-era party will feature body embellishments and sizzling performances by the cabaret club, Trevor Arnholt, Rachel Deboer and Sasanna Babshoff. DJ Sid will spin vintage vinyl tunes completing your local speakeasy experience. After all, who can resist a night of dancing, drinking and dames? $10 with costume/ $15 without. 9:30 pm. Casanova (1188 Makawao Ave.), Gatsbypartytix.eventbrite.com.
EVENING WITH SEN. BRIAN SCHATZ – Following the death of U.S. Senator Daniel Inouye late last year, Hawaii Lt. Governor Brian Schatz got himself appointed as his replacement. Against Inouye’s dying wish that Representative Colleen Hanabusa succeed him, Hawaii Governor Neil Abercrombie instead opted for Schatz. Last month, MauiTime spoke with Schatz on Hawaii Clean Energy initiatives and has recently reported on Senators Mazie Hirono and Brian Schatz pivotal votes to save Hawaiian Commercial & Sugar. This Saturday, you have a chance to take measure of Schatz. $250 per person. 6pm-7:30pm. Grand Wailea Resort Hotel & Spa (3850 Wailea Alanui Dr.), Brianschatz.com.
PI‘IHOLO RANCH KAMA‘AINA DAY – This Saturday is Kama’aina Day at the Makawao-based Pi’iholo Ranch Adventures. Glide through PRA’s five-line, side-by-side tour boasting the longest zipline on the island. The three-hour tour zips you through nearly 7,000 feet of Upcountry scenery. The day will double as a benefit and guests will be able to purchase BBQ plate lunches and beverages (cash only) to benefit the Upcountry Boys and Girls Club. Guests are asked to bring five canned food/non-perishable food items per person or a $10 monetary donation to help out the Maui Food Bank. Reservations required and rules apply. Kama’aina Rate: $50 Adult/ $25 Keiki. 9am-3pm. Pi’iholo Ranch Adventures (799 Pi’iholo Rd., Makawao); 808-572-1717, Piiholozipline.com.
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SUNDAY, JUNE 2
BULLY’S BURGERS MUSIC SPECIAL – Bully’s Burgers invites you to pull over and refuel at Music Sunday this Sunday. Enjoy your burger to the tunes of John Grover and watch as the sun sets (weather permitting). Located out past Ulupalakua, it’s where our foodie extraordinaire Jen Russo found what she considers the best burger ever. Made from free-range cattle, seasoned with a secret family recipe and grilled with precision, Bully’s Burgers is the result of the late Louis “Bully” DePointe’s dream. Free Music. 3pm-7pm. Bully’s Burgers, Triple L Ranch (15900 Pi’ilani Hwy, Kula), Triplelranchmaui.com/Bully_s_Burgers.html.
PRESIDENT OF PALAU SPEAKS – This Sunday, The Nature Conservancy of Hawaii hosts the President of the Republic of Palau at UH Maui. President Tommy Remengesau will speak about the island nation’s interests and how they correlate to their pristine marine life and habitat. Palau is geographically part of Micronesia and is home to about 21,000 residents. Similar to Hawaii, the island nation’s economy depends on tourism and agriculture. Come and hear how our neighbors balance the demands of tourism with the need to preserve the natural world around them. Please RSVP. Free. 5pm-6:30pm. UH Maui, Le’a Science Building Lecture Hall (310 W Ka’ahumanu Ave., Kahului); 808-587-6340.
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MONDAY, JUNE 3
MAUI PAINTBALL SUMMER CAMP – School is out, but parents may want to consider Maui Paintball the solution to their keiki’s high energy needs. This Sunday, Maui Paintball’s 1st Summer Camp Session begins. For two weeks, keiki ages 10-16 will learn field safety, equipment use, communication, tactics and more. The paintball course spans acres of the Olowalu forest and includes plenty of trees, barricades and forts fit for paintball chaos. Lunch and snacks are available for purchase. Spaces are limited so register on or after May 25. Rules apply. First session: June 3-14. Second session: June 17-28. Third session: July 1-12. $50+ cost of paintballs. 9am-4pm. Maui Paintball (814 Honoapi’ilani Hwy., Olowalu); 808-866-7034, Mauipaintball.com.
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TUESDAY, JUNE 4
FREE HEALTH CARE – As a result of a collaboration between Maui Mayor Alan Arakawa, the State of Hawaii Department of Health and the Department of Defense, Tropic Care 2013 lands on Maui and will offer free health care on Maui June 4-12. The training for military personnel doubles as free care to anyone who may need it. Residents can get physical examinations, vision checks, dental care and lab tests, among other services. Multiple clinics have been scheduled for Central Maui, West Maui, South Maui, Hana, Lanai and Molokai. Check the website to find a location near you. Times vary depending on location. Free. 8am-4pm. Maui County. Mauicounty.gov/index.aspx?nid=1933.