THURSDAY, OCT. 3
MAUI FAIR PARADE – Help welcome the Maui Fair to town this Thursday by having a good time at the Maui Fair Parade. Grab your umbrellas and blankets and watch as members of Maui’s community stroll down Kamehameha Avenue in Kahului. As always, the parade will begin at University of Hawaii Maui College and conclude at the War Memorial Complex. The opening event gathers floats, bands and other community organizations for a time of celebration and leads to the official opening of fair weekend. 4:30pm. UH Maui College (310 Ka’ahumanu Ave., Kahului ), Mauifair.com.
MAUI FAIR – Maui’s iconic event, the Maui Fair, is back for to celebrate its 91st year. All keiki are encouraged to stop by the Keiki ID Booth before heading over to the E.K. Fernandez Joy Zone. Then there’s the food court that benefits local charities, exhibits of some of Maui’s best livestock and poultry, commercial and homemakers tents, live music, contests, the Hawaii products exhibits, wonderful local art and photography and, of course, Orchidland. Register online today for “Special Fair” day inviting keiki and adults with special needs who otherwise wouldn’t be able to attend. Children 4 and under Free. Keiki (5-11) $3.00. Adults $7. Oct. 3 5pm to 11pm /Oct. 4 5pm to midnight/ Oct. 5 10am to midnight/ Oct.6 10am to 11pm. War Memorial Gymnasium (211 Kanaloa Ave., Wailuku), Mauifair.com.
FRIDAY, OCT. 4
ART=MIXX – The Maui Arts and Cultural Center invites you to get back in the mix this Friday at ArT=Mixx–Wonder Edition. The event celebrates art, music, dance, multimedia visual and interactive art while featuring artists from our local community. Starting with Wes Bruce’s “Taken By Wonder” exhibit in the Schaefer International Gallery, Art=Mixx will continue the themes of curiosity and discovery. Let your mind wander during this month’s mix! 21+. FREE. 7pm-11pm. Maui Arts and Cultural Center (One Cameron Way, Kahului); 808-244-7467, Mauiarts.org.
PINT NIGHT FOR THE BIRDS – Maui Brewing Company teams up with the Maui Forest Bird Recovery Project to bring you another reason to cheers to the birds. Here’s an easy and enjoyable way to give back to one of Hawaii’s native species while enjoying a brew or two! MFRBP’s mission includes restoring, developing and implementing systems to recover endangered bird species. On this night, the organization focuses on the Maui parrotbill (kiwikiu), which is native to Haleakala. Half of the evening’s pint sales will benefit MFBRP and their conservation efforts. 6pm-10:30pm. Maui Brewing Company (4405 Honoapi’ilani Hwy., Kahana); 808-573-0280, Mauiforestbirds.org, Mauibrewingco.com.
ROASTED CORN – Kihei Caffe will set up shop at Wailuku First Friday to benefit the Hali‘imaile Community Garden. Founded in 2006, the garden offers educational outreach opportunities, encourages self-sufficient food resources and promotes sustainable and organic practices. Their Goodwill Garden Program donates produce from three plots to Hale Kau Kau and Maui Food Bank. The garden operates on 1.4 acres of land donated by the Maui Land & Pineapple Company is 100 percent organic. So grab a roasted corn at Wailuku First Friday and continue to support the community garden and its work promoting sustainability and conscious food choices. 5pm-9pm. Wailuku First Friday. 415-480-GROW, Haliimailegarden.com.
WAILUKU FIRST FRIDAY – Get into the swing of things with Maui Swing Dancers this Friday at Wailuku’s town party! The Wailuku Banyan Tree Park will light up with a ’60s costume contest and live music from Eddie and the Promises. Then the live music continues at the Maui Thing Stage with GOMEGA and Pam Peterson. Be sure to bring a pair of old shoes to If The Shoe Fits’ shoe drive, which benefits Big Brothers, Big Sisters. For those 21 and over, the beer and wine garden will be open, with proceeds helping Kumu A‘o, Inc. You can also enter for a chance to win jewelry during Kama’aina Loan-Cash for Gold’s “What’s it Worth” guessing game. As always, catch the party live at WailukuCam.com as Harry Eager interviews various people on the street. Free. 6pm. Wailuku (Main Street), Mauifridays.com.
MAUI PRIDE FESTIVAL – In collaboration with the neighbor islands, Pride Week comes to Maui this Friday through Sunday. The weekend kicks off with an all-ages ’80s vs ’90s dance-off on Friday night at Moose’s in Kihei. Then on Saturday the festivity continues with a nature hike through Kahakuloa Ridge followed by a Maui Pride daytime show featuring cultural displays, music and food for purchase. The fun continues into Saturday evening with a buffet dinner and show. A top 40s dance party will keep everybody moving at the Maui Tropical Plantation while the after-party continues in Kihei at Ambrosia Martini Lounge. Finally on Sunday morning, you can recover at Maui Pride’s breakfast social at Stella Blues. Mauipride.org.
SATURDAY, OCT. 5
DINNER W/SUMMERS & STREISAND – This Saturday, you can dine with Donna Summers and Barbra Streisand at a premiere Maui Pride event (or at least incredible simulations of them). Enjoy a buffet dinner while the ladies and their friends take to the stage. Poison Waters and Bolivia Carmichaels will continue the entertainment with a comedy show. Upgrade to the Rainbow VIP Package and receive two glasses of wine at dinner. Dinner tickets also allow entry to the Maui Pride Weekend Dance following the dinner. Order your tickets online prior to the event. $60. 4:30pm. Maui Tropical Plantation (1670 Honoapi’ilani Hwy., Wailuku), Mauipride.org.
FINE ARTS FAIR – Enjoy the art scene at the Lahaina Banyan Tree this Saturday. The Banyan tree is home to Lahaina Art Society’s Fine Arts Fair a few times a month. The fair includes many art forms, including paintings, ceramics, wood carvings and jewelry. Enjoy live music while shopping at more than 50 of Maui’s local merchants. You can also take a stroll through the historic Old Lahaina Courthouse or grab a bite to eat at any of the eateries on Front Street. Free. 9am-5pm. Banyan Tree Park (649 Wharf St., Lahaina), Visitlahaina.com.
SUNDAY, OCT. 6
LAHAINA GIFT AND CRAFT FAIR – Here’s a chance to start some early holiday shopping: go to the Lahaina Gift and Craft Fair this Sunday. Get to know the merchants as you shop their inventory. What’s more, Paradise Grill Lahaina will have food available for purchase. Products will range from made-on-Maui products to imported items. Take advantage of yet another opportunity to cross names off your holiday list! $1. 9am-4pm. Lahaina Civic Center (1840 Honoapi’ilani Hwy., Lahaina).
MONDAY, OCT. 7
THE ALPHA BETA BOOK – Who hasn’t dreamed of one day speaking the language of Socrates, Plato and Aristotle? Well, this Monday you can learn the Greek alphabet and numbers with author Keith McCray at the Makawao Public Library. Keiki 10 and older are welcomed to a presentation of McCray’s The Alpha Beta Book: An Introduction to Ancient Greek. McCray will explain the tricks behind Greek pictographs and sign copies of his book, which will be available for purchase. Contact the library for a sign language interpreter or other special accommodations. Free. 6:30 pm. Makawao Public Library (1159 Makawao Ave.); 808-573-8785.
TUESDAY, OCT. 8
HERBAL FIRST AID – At Whole Foods this Tuesday you can discover a few herb alternatives to many first aid kit staples with Deborah Maghen. Maghen will discuss herbal treatments to common injuries and day-to-day health problems. Build your own herbal first aid kit during this free informational session. Maghen also offers courses on various topics regarding holistic remedies. Come learn about alternative remedies. Free. 6pm. Whole Foods Market (70 E. Ka’ahumanu Ave., Kahului), Facebook.com/WFMKahului.
WEDNESDAY, OCT. 9
SAFE INTERNET COMPUTING, PART 2 – Teens 13 and older are invited to learn “Safe Internet Computing, Part 2–Safe Behaviors” at the Makawao Public Library this Wednesday. The course is the second installment of the Safe Internet Computing course. Here are steps you can take to protect yourself as well as your computer and data from hackers. Learn about how to safely buy online, tie into hot spots and log onto public computers. Pre-registration is required. If a sign language interpreter or other special accommodation are needed contact Makawao Public Library as soon as possible. Free. 6pm-7:30. Makawao Public Library (1159 Makawao Ave.); 808-573-8785.
‘TROPIC THUNDER’ – Ambrosia’s Red Carpet Movie Night salutes military humor during October and the next movie up is Tropic Thunder. The classic, controversial 2008 comedy from Ben Stiller stars Stiller, Jack Black and Robert Downey Jr. (who plays an Australian playing an African-American). The plot follows a group of actors making a war movie who suddenly find themselves in a real war zone. Will they make it out? Grab free popcorn and take advantage of the Happy Hour prices until 9pm. No cover. 7:30pm-9:30pm. Ambrosia’s Martini Lounge (1913 S. Kihei Rd.); 808-891-1011, Ambrosiamaui.com.