THURSDAY, JULY 11
CORAL SPAWNING – Coral spawning season has arrived and Maui Ocean Center is inviting you to Night at the Reef: Incredible Corals. Here’s a rare chance to see live coral spawning (not guaranteed). Talk story with with divers and ocean naturalists. State Department of Land and Natural Resources coral reef biologist Dave Gulko will share a presentation leading up to live coral spawning. Complimentary coffee and juice will be served and heavy pupu will be available for purchase. A portion of the proceeds will go to Project S.E.A.-Link and their continued efforts in the community and marine science awareness. Reservations recommended. $28 adults. $23 children (3-12). 7:30pm-9:30pm. Maui Ocean Center (192 Ma’alaea Rd.); 808-270-7088, Mauioceancenter.com.
NA KOA IKAIKA MAUI BASEBALL – Take your family and friends out to a ball game as the Na Koa Ikaika Maui takes on the Vallejo Admirals this week. Thirsty Thursday is the evening’s theme and attendees are invited to take advantage of $3 drink specials. Other giveaways include Maui Arts and Cultural Center tickets and Island Ice Company swag. If you’re an active military member, then admission is free. VIP $13. GA $8, Keiki/ Seniors $5. 5:30pm. Iron Maehara Stadium (700 Halia Nakoa St., Wailuku), Mauiprobaseball.com.
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FRIDAY, JULY 12
RENT – Maui OnStage presents the Tony Award- and Pulitzer Prize-winning play RENT. Loosely based on Puccini’s La Boheme, Jonathan Larson’s RENT follows eight friends and their journey to survive in the New York’s Lower East Side art scene. Put simply, 525,600 minutes of love, adversity, compassion and hope await the audience. Famous around the world, here 16 local musicians and actors will take to the stage with their own interpretation of this theater classic. $17-$28. Fri & Sat 7:30/ Sun 3pm. Historic Iao Theater (68 N. Market St, Wailuku); 808-242-6969, Mauionstage.com.
OLD SCHOOL NIGHT DANCE – The Maui Beach Hotel is getting into the groove with an Old School Dance this Friday. Next Level Entertainment’s Joe Cortez takes to the spin tables with old school 1980s jamz by greats like Michael Jackson, Madonna and Prince. Funk out under the disco ball and relive the ladies (and gents) from that iconic decade. The dance floor welcomes freestyle from the ’70s, ’80s and more. $10. 9pm-1am. Maui Beach Hotel (170 Ka’ahumanu Ave., Kahului); 808-877-0051, Mauibeachhotel.net.
LAHAINA TOWN PARTY – Lahaina is lighting up for another Second Friday Town Party. This month the town celebrates Health and Wellness. Campbell Park will break a sweat with personal trainer Emily Shaw. Or you can sample healthy dishes and take part in Bamboo Fresh’s eating contest while perusing information booths from various sports clubs. Or just be dazzled by an Emerald City Trapeze performance. Front Street offers ample art night exhibits, merchant specials and candlelit tours of the Baldwin Home and Wo Hing museums. Grab dinner and take advantage of the live music and foodie specials. Free Admission. 6pm. Lahaina (Front Street), MauiFridays.com.
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SATURDAY, JULY 13
UPCOUNTRY FARMERS MARKET 3RD ANNIVERSARY – The Upcountry Farmers Market is celebrating its third anniversary and wants the community to celebrate. Home to local farmers, UFM offers fresh locally made and grown organic produce and informational sessions. As a token of appreciation, the public is welcomed for live music, arts, crafts and a chance to win prizes The first 100 attendees will get a bundle filled with farmer bucks, a raffle ticket and UFM swag. UFM offers items including coconuts, macadamia nuts, fresh fish, tropical flowers and Maui-grown coffee. 7am. Kulamalu Town Center (55 Kiopa’a St., Pukalani), Upcountryfarmersmarket.com.
SUMMER BASH – This Saturday, soak up some rays at the Pi’ilani Village Shopping Center’s Summer Bash. MAPA will open the bash with a preview from the much anticipated production of Les Miserables. Jimmy Mac and the Kool Kats will serenade the crowd with Americana style music. Attendees are invited to donate to The Queen Liliuokalani Children’s Center (QLCC) back-to-school supply drive. Those who donate will be entered in a raffle for a chance to win door prizes (noon and 1pm). Of course, a summer bash wouldn’t be complete without classic cars, so be sure to check out this year’s lineup. Free. 11am-1pm. Pi’ilani Village Shopping Center Food Court (225 Pi’ikea Ave., Kihei), Facebook.com/pages/Piilani-Shopping-Center
INTERACTIVE HEALTH & FITNESS EXPO – Though we’re halfway through the year, I’m guessing many of us have yet to begin on our New Years resolutions. Thankfully, the Soroptimists International of West Maui may have what you need to spark that fitness flame. The Interactive Health Expo arrives at the Maui Prep campus this Saturday. Enjoy a morning jam packed with crossfit challenges, health screenings, the Napili Farmers Market and farm-to-table demonstrations from the Plantation House. Lace up your workout shoes for a one-mile walk challenge while keiki can participate in an obstacle course. Enjoy healthy food options while talking story with wellness specialists. The first 200 attendees will receive a gift so be sure to plan on early arrival. Free. 8am-Noon. Maui Preparatory Academy (4910 Honoapi’ilani Hwy, Lahaina), Simaui.org.
NA HOKU WINNERS CONCERT – Here’s your chance to catch the 2013 Na Hoku Hanohano Award winners live. The 3rd annual Na Hoku Hou concert will feature Melveen Leed, Amy Hanaiali’i, Mana‘o Company, Na Hoa and Kamakakehau Fernandez. The evening celebrates past and present winners of the coveted awards. A pre-show dinner, catered by Three’s Bar & Grill, will be available for purchase. $25 standard, $45 reserved table seating, $75 exclusive VIP package. 6pm. Maui Arts and Cultural Center, Yokouchi Pavilion (One Cameron Way, Kahului); 808-244-0469, Mauiarts.org. Photo courtesy Amy Hanaiali‘i’s Facebook page
DUO DIORAMA – Ebb & Flow Arts is presenting Duo Diorama’s MingHuan Xu and Winston Choi. Performing for the first time in Hawaii works by Robert Pollock, Igor Stravinsky, John Corigliano and more. The husband and wife team make a return to the Ebb & Flow Arts stage following the birth of their twins. Xu, a highly sought after violinist has traveled North America and China. Choi, a Canadian native, is well traveled in Europe and North America. The duo is known to perform a range of styles from traditional to avant-garde pieces. Come early and sit in on a pre-show discussion (6:30pm). Free. 7:30pm. Keawala’i Congregational Church (5300 Makena Rd.); 808-876-1854, Ebbandflowarts.org.
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SUNDAY, JULY 14
NA HANONA KULIKE O PI‘ILANI 10TH ANNIVERSARY – The Bailey House Museum is presenting Na Hanona Kulike O Pi’ilani’s 10th Anniversary Ho’ike. Come one, come all to an evening celebrating culture, past and future endeavors of Na Hanona Kulike O Pi’ilani. Cultural demonstrations, craft booths and mea’ai (food) will be available for purchase. Guests should park at the Yokouchi Family Estate. Tickets can be purchased at Native Intelligence. $15 presale/ $20 at door. 4:30pm gates/ 6:30pm show. The Bailey House Museum/Maui Historical Society (2375-A Main St., Wailuku); 808-244-3326, Mauimuseum.org.
BARNYARD DANCE & CHILI COOK-OFF – If you like line dancing and chili, then the Barnyard Dance and Chili Cook-Off hosted by Hope Chapel is for you. Round up the keiki for an evening of hay rides, bull riding and line dancing. Enter the chili cook-off, dress up in your best cowboy/cowgirl gear for the title as best dressed and brush up on those bull riding skills for the first place riding title. And when you get hungry, there will be plenty of hot dogs, chili and root beer floats available at “family friendly prices.” 4pm-8pm. Hope Chapel (300 E. Welakahao, Kihei); Hopechapelmaui.com.
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MONDAY, JULY 15
AKAKU SUMMER VIDEO CAMP – Has your child ever expressed an interest in producing video documentaries? Akaku, Maui’s local public access cable outlet, will be hosting a five-day video production camp Monday, July 15 through Friday, July 19th. The camp will consist of techniques and tools helpful during the production process. Keiki 10-16 will learn the process through hand-on instruction by creating, shooting and editing a project. Once completed, campers will be “youth-certified” which will allow students free use of Akaku cameras and editing software after the camp ends. Scholarships are available for eligible applicants. $200. 9am-3pm/daily. Akaku (333 Dairy Rd., Kahului); 808-871-5554, Akaku.org.
TUESDAY, JULY 16
SAFE INTERNET COMPUTING SESSION – The internet has changed the way we communicate, learn, shop and work (among other activities). Along with its benefits come warnings. This Tuesday, the Kihei Public Library will host a session on “Safe Internet Computing, Safe Behaviors.” This session is part two to a series on safe computing. Keiki 13 and up will learn about schemes, online buying, public computers and more. The workshop will pinpoint tools and tips on how to protect yourself from hackers and those who prey on the vulnerable. All children must be accompanied by a caregiver and pre-registration is required. Free. 6pm-7:30pm. Kihei Public Library (35 Waimahaihai St., Kihei); 808-875-6833