THURSDAY, NOV. 1
TIFFANY – That’s right kids: BAMP is presenting ’80s pop star Tiffany. Selling over 15 million albums worldwide, this (former) teen sensation delivered and remade hits like “I think We’re Alone Now,” “Could’ve Been” and “I Saw Him Standing There.” In 1998, her debut album made her she the youngest female artist ever to top the Billboard charts. But if you thought Tiffany just grew up and went away, you’re wrong: last year she released her eighth album, Rose Tattoo, an homage to her country roots. All Ages. 7:30pm Doors Open. 8pm Show Starts. $29-$90 +applicable fees. Maui Arts and Cultural Center, Castle Theater (One Cameron Way, Kahului); 808-242-7469; mauiarts.org.
FRIDAY, NOV. 2
DRIVING MISS DAISY – ProArts in Kihei is once again bringing us that timeless American play, Driving Miss Daisy. The tale chronicles the relationship between an elderly Jewish matriarch (Joyce Romero) and her African-American chauffeur (J. Marc Mance). As time passes (and society changes), the two begin to gain a better understanding of each other’s struggles. The tale of change and power of friendship permeates throughout, making for a classic piece. $20. 7:30pm. (For more times & kama’aina rates, check website) ProArts Maui (1280 S. Kihei Rd.); 808-463-6550; proartspacific.com.
STRESS EXPERT PAUL HULJICH – New Zealand native Paul Huljich says he recognized the importance stress has on lifestyle when he suffered a mental breakdown as a young CEO. In an attempt to retake control over his life, Huljich spent the next few years researching and overcoming a diagnosed mind condition. After years of research and interviews, his book Stress Pandemic: The Lifestyle Solution resulted. One of his findings: Hawaii has one of the lowest rates of stressed residents among the states. But Huljich says that stress is still part of everyone’s life to some extent. Which is why he’s here, giving this lecture, we suppose. $100 (includes lunch & copy of book.) 10am-5pm. Hotel Wailea (555 Kaukahi St, Wailea); 808-572-8000; stresspandemic.com.
SATURDAY, NOV. 3
LAWN & GARDEN FAIR – The Maui Association of Landscape Professionals (MALP) is presenting the 2012 Lawn & Garden Fair. The 17th annual event will also host the third annual Artscapes-A Living Art Exhibition. This year, the event lands on Arbor Day so there’s no more of a perfect way to celebrate and promote the vital role trees play in sustaining life. 10am-3pm. Maui Mall (70 East Ka’ahumanu Ave., Kahului); malp.org.
MAUI WAENA TECHNOLOGY CLUB BAZAAR – Come support Maui Waena Intermediate School’s Technology Club by attending their Maui Waena Technology Bazaar. It will include food vendors, crafters and rummage sale. The keiki can enjoy bouncers, games and face painting. All proceeds will help to send the media club to the National Student Television Network Convention, which presents students with unique challenges that stretch their problem-solving and creativity skills. 7am-noon. Maui Waena Intermediate School (795 Onehee Ave., Kahului); mwistechclub.com.
MAUI TEENS GOT TALENT – Imua Family Services and Hard Rock Cafe Maui are teaming up for Maui Teens Got Talent. It’s an effort to raise funds for special needs keiki and their families while giving youth a chance to showcase their talent. Teens 13-17 will get the opportunity to sing for a chance at winning a mastered demo track with Maui recording studio. A panel of judges and the crowd will cast their vote throughout the day. Also joining the stage will be Maui’s own Visibly Shaken, who are still teens themselves. It’s free to participate, but be sure to register your voice at the website below. 3pm. Hard Rock Cafe, Maui (900 Front St., Lahaina); 808-244-7467 or 808-264-1257; imuafamilyservices.org.
THOUSAND HAWAIIAN TREE GIVEAWAY – In the spirit of Arbor Day, Maui Nui Botanical Gardens has committed to giving away 1,000 Hawaiian Trees between 9am and noon. With more than 25 varieties of trees available, experts will be on hand to recommend the best Hawaiian tree for your residence. Proper tree care demonstrations (water conservation, environmental ailments, etc.) and organizations supporting environmental issues will also there during the giveaway. One tree per person, please, but the event is open to all ages. 9am-Noon. Maui Nui Botanical Gardens (150 Kanaloa Ave., Wailuku); 808-249-2798; www.mnbg.org.
HENRY KAPONO – Nā Hōkū Hanohano Award winning and Grammy Award-nominated singer/songwriter Henry Kapono will grace the MACC’s Castle Theater for his Home in the Islands 2012 tour. Whether it’s his band of power hitters, contemporary and Hawaiian dancers or the large cast of top cultural entertainers, he’ll put on a spellbinding show. Kapono’s unique fusion of Hawaiian culture with electric sound and contemporary performance art makes for an unforgettable evening. $12-$85 (For ticket & VIP details check website below) 7:30pm. Maui Arts and Cultural Center, Castle Theater. (One Cameron Way, Kahului); 808-242-7469; mauiarts.org.
ISLAND ROOTS BASH – Join the Island Roots Movement and support reggae music when Island Roots Bash hits the MACC’s Event Lawn on Saturday. The evening will showcase popular performers from Hawaii and around the world: Common Kings, Maoli, Ekolu, Josh Tatofi, Inna Vision, Manali’i and Lia Live & The Kryptones, with Kalisi & Leylani and other special guests. $25-$55 (For more ticket and VIP info visit website below) 5pm gates open. 5:30pm show. Maui Arts and Cultural Center, Events Lawn (One Cameron Way, Kahului); mauiarts.org.
SUNDAY, NOV. 4
HOLOHOLO KA‘A 2012 – Holoholo Ka‘a–which means “Touch a truck”–is a benefit for the Hawaiian language immersion education programs Punana Leo Maui and Na Leo Pulama o Maui. The event invites the community to come and get up close and personal with emergency vehicles, heavy machinery, various construction rigs, farm equipment and more. Keiki and Adults will have the opportunity for photo ops and hands-on interaction with the vehicles. Food and beverages will also be available for purchase. 9am – 1pm. $1 per person, 1 yr & younger FREE. UHMC Parking Lot (310 Ka’ahumanu Ave, Kahului); 808-264-1134; [email protected]
RESTAURANT WEEK – Back after a great success last year, Restaurant Week Wailea returns with more than a dozen participating resort restaurants. From Sunday, Nov. 4 to Saturday, Nov. 10, the event will impress you. Known for its colorful cuisine, celebrity chefs and an array of yummy foods, Wailea is a powerful force in the culinary world. This year, their chefs have created three-course, pre-fixe menus for $29, $39 and $49. And each participating restaurant will make contributions to the Maui Food Bank for every pre-fixe meal they sell. Please make reservations beforehand. You can check out opentable.com to see which restaurants offer online reservation options, and you can find a list of participating establishments at wailearesortassociation.com.
MAUI BIRD CONSERVATION OPEN HOUSE – The Maui Bird Conservation Center invites you to a rare look at some of Hawaii’s most threatened native birds. The open house will take place on Nov. 3 & 4 and will include guided tours of aviaries, grounds, birds, presentations and raffle prizes. The breeding facility is home to some of Hawaii’s most endangered birds and is crucial to conservation. 10am-2pm. Reservations required for a FREE tour at 10AM, 11AM, or 1PM. Maui Bird Conservation Center (2375 Olinda Rd., Makawao); 808-572-0690; [email protected]
UNDER A JARVIS MOON – Under a Jarvis Moon documents the journey of young men sent by the U.S. government in the 1930s to occupy the remote Pacific Islands of Howland, Baker and Jarvis. Most of the group was made up of Native Hawaiian students from Kamehameha Schools. The film uses interviews, photographs, logbook entries and government documents to tell their story. The film will be followed by a Q&A session with directors and producer, along with one of the last remaining colonists, George Kahanu. $10. 3pm. Maui Arts and Cultural Center, McCoy Studio Theater (One Cameron Way, Kahului); 808-242-7469, mauiarts.org.
TUESDAY, NOV. 6
ELECTION DAY – It’s time to vote, so go out and let your voice be heard. We know there are a lot of candidates and way too many amendments on the ballot, but it’s not like you have to do this every year. Besides, if you don’t vote, you really don’t have a lot of standing to complain, if the results fail to meet your expectations. So follow the State of Hawaii Elections link below for more information regarding where exactly you should go on Election Day: hawaii.gov/elections/voters/votehi.htm