THURSDAY, JULY 25
LAST SHOW FOR RAMPAGE – Rampage has been entertaining at Diamonds for some time now. But as the saying goes, all good things must come to an end. Thus the countdown has begun to their farewell as they trade Maui for the Big Island. Catch them this Thursday at Diamonds as they wrap up the season. The final performance will be Aug. 8. No cover. 10pm. Diamonds Ice Bar (1279 S Kihei Rd.); 808-874-9299, Diamondsicebar.com.
THE POWER OF SOIL – Do any gardening? A little farming maybe? If so, UH Maui College is hosting author and Nutri-Tech Solutions CEO Graeme Sait this Thursday. Sait’s wealth of knowledge will highlight the significance of soil on personal and societal levels. The three-hour session will cover how it’s been depleted and damaged, as well as health tips and strategy. A leader in high-production fertility and biological farming, Sait’s book Nutrition Rules! has received international acclaim. Free. 6:30-9:30. UHMC, Pilina Building Multi Purpose Room (310 Ka’ahumanu Ave., Kahului); 808-573-9260, Maui.hawaii.edu.
‘FAME’ – Follow the lives of students attending a performing arts high school in New York with MAPA’s rendition of FAME. A culmination of MAPA’s Teen Summer Musical Camp, the 1980’s production features music hits like “Dancing on the Sidewalk” and “Bring on Tomorrow.” The show will be accompanied by live music and is rated PG (12+) due to some language and drug references. $15 for adults, $12 for students (18 and under).Thursday & Friday 7:30 pm. Saturday & Sunday 3pm and 7:30pm. Steppingstone Playhouse, Queen Ka’ahumanu Center (275 W Ka’ahumanu Ave, Kahului); 808-244-8760, Mauiacademy.org.
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FRIDAY, JULY 26
A KEIKI’S DREAM GALA – Local non-profit A Keiki’s Dream (AKD) is hosting its annual gala and this year’s theme is “The Gong Show.” Showcasing Maui’s A-list talent, laughter is bound to ensue. The evening benefits AKD’s continued efforts to make the dreams come true for keiki who face severe crises. Guests can partake in dinner, drinks, a silent and/or live auction and special features that are sure to entertain. Tickets sold out last year so be sure to grab yours! $150 individual / $2,500 tables. 5:30pm-9:30pm. King Kamehameha Golf Club (2500 Honoapi’ilani Hwy, Wailuku); 808-242-8476, Akeikisdream.org.
AUGIE T – Hawaii’s own comedian Augie T is presenting his Summer of LOL. The recipient of two Na Hoku Hanohano awards, one of the stars of the locally produced Get A Job! Movie and the only local comedian to sell out the Blaisdell Arena on Oahu, it’s no secret that Augie T has what it takes. Pacific Business News recently honored him with a “40 under 40” award while Honolulu Magazine has voted him Best Comedy Show. The evening will include special guest Brad Starks, aka Bethesda Jackson. Hold on to your seats for a funny time. $20 standard/ $35 premium with meet-and-greet. 7:30 pm. Maui Arts and Cultural Center, McCoy Studio Theater (One Cameron Way, Kahului); 808-242-7469, Mauiarts.org.
KIHEI FOURTH FRIDAY – This week Kihei Fourth Friday goes “Red, White and Blues.” So hele on down to the Southside for an evening of swanky music, ono grinds and deals. Maui Blues & Co. (6pm) and Bobby Ingram Blues Band (7:30pm) will serenade the audience while the Keiki Zone fills up with bubbles, balloons and face painting. DJ Dan Weisman and NE Kine Entertainment Karaoke will keep the keiki busy while you stroll and savor. As always, the food court, food trucks and eateries will be on hand to fulfill your foodie cravings. Free. 6pm-9pm. Azeka Shopping Center, Mauka (1279 S. Kihei Rd.), Mauifridays.com.
SESAME STREET LIVE – The Maui Arts and Cultural Center’s stage is coming alive with Sesame Street Live: Can’t Stop Singing. Follow as Sesame Street’s beloved characters conga and carry a tune to non-stop movement and music. Sing and dance with your keiki as the musical montage follows Elmo, Abby Cadabby, Baby Bear, Grover, the Cookie Monster, Bert and Ernie move to the beat of their own drum. Bring your keiki for high energy fun and fairy tale. $10-$75. Fri: 7 pm/Sat: 10:30am, 2pm, 5:30pm / Sun: 1pm, 4:30 pm. Maui Arts and Cultural Center (One Cameron Way, Kahului); 808-244-7469, Mauiarts.org.
SLACK KEY FEST COUNTDOWN – Heads up! We know this event isn’t happening until next weekend (Aug. 2-4) but we wanted to give you ample prep time to make travel arrangements. Four Seasons Resorts Lanai is presenting the third annual Slack Key Guitar Festival. Three days of free workshops and concerts by Hawaii’s finest in slack key guitar awaits residents and visitors for what has turned into a community tradition. This year’s artists include Na Hoku and Grammy recipients like Palani Vaughan, Dennis Kamakahi and Sonny Lim. Workshops will be conducted by Keola Beamer and kumu hula Moanalani Beamer. When booking accommodations ask for the “Lanai Slack” specials. Four Season Resorts Lanai. 800-321-4666, Lanaislackkeyfestival.com. Photo courtesy Hawaii on TV
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SATURDAY, JULY 27
LAKOPO & INNAVISION – Voted this year to be Maui’s Best Radio Station by MauiTime readers, Native 92.5 is presenting Iakopo and Best Band Website winner InnaVision. The official CD release party boasts an all-star local lineup including Leylani & Kalisi and Lia Live & Koa Hewahewa. Get your fix of some of Maui’s best local musicians 21+. $20. 9pm-2am. Ale House (355 E Kamehameha Ave., Kahului), Native925.com, Innavisionmusic.com, Kalisimusic.com, Leylanimusic.com.
SKATE CONTEST – Know how to Ollie? Pop a wheelie? If so, the Paia Youth and Cultural Center wants you in their skate contest. There will be age and class divisions. Live music by One Way Out, BBQ and prizes await participants and onlookers alike. The best part is that it’s free to enter! Put your skills to the test for an afternoon of fun. Just remember to sign a skatepark waiver and you’ll be good to go. Free. 2pm-7pm. Stonewave Skatepark (28 Hana Hwy., Paia), Pyccmaui.org.
FAMILY DAY – Gather the ohana for a day of art. The Hui No‘eau is inviting you to celebrate their Youth Art Exhibition at this year’s Family Day. Take a walking tour of the art center or create art with your keiki. Guests are invited to bring a blanket so they can enjoy the scenery and visit with the Hui No‘eau community. There will be affordable art for purchase along with courtyard artist vendors. Free. 10am-2pm. Hui No’eau (2841 Baldwin Ave., Makawao), Huinoeau.com.
COLOURS GRAND RE-OPENING – Colours salon and day spa is inviting you to their Grand Re-Opening this Saturday. Take advantage of the hourly giveaways, pupu and refreshments. Treat yourself or a loved one to one of the many services. Facials, skin and hair product, waxing, manicures and pedicures are the various types of services offered. Need tips? There will be free 15-minute styling tips for those interested. Call to schedule an appointment and be sure to bring a friend. 1pm-6pm. Colours (173 Ho’onana St. #103, Kahului); 808-871-1002, Colourssalonmaui.com.
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SUNDAY, JULY 28
ULALENA LUAU – ‘Ulalena and the Makena Beach & Golf Resort are bringing you the ultimate Lu‘au experience. Enjoy an outdoor South Maui setting, farm-to-table fine dining by resort Chef Marc Mcdowell and ʻUlalena’s signature quality performances. The menu includes ahi poke and mahimahi lau lau with festive twists. Never before offered outside its Lahaina location, ‘Ulalena fuses traditional luau dance with their signature style. Together, Lu‘au is the first of its kind boasting ocean views, table service and renowned theater. $115. 5pm-9pm. Makena Beach & Golf Resort (5400 Makena Alanui); 808-856-7900, Luaumakena.com.
WEDNESDAY, JULY 31
VIDEO DRONES EXPLAINED – Have video drones ever peaked your interest? Want to learn a little more about these mysterious contraptions that may or may not become our overlords someday? Well, the Akaku Media Salon is hosting Aeronautical Specialist Marcus Franco. He’ll review the ins and outs of aerial photography and videography using flying automatons. The class is complimentary for Akaku Associate Producers. $15. Akaku (333 Dairy Rd., Kahului); 808-871-5554, Akaku.org.