THURSDAY, JAN. 3
PROTECT KAHO‘OLAWE FILM – Puka Puka presents George Helm Kaho’olawe Aloha ‘Aina. In collaboration with Protect Kaho‘olawe Ohana and produced in 1977, George Helm Kaho’olawe Aloha ‘Aina documents the early days of the Protect Kaho’olawe ‘Ohana and the speeches and performances of George Helm, one of the founders of the organization, who gave his life in the effort to stop the U.S. military’s bombing of Kaho’olawe. Seats are limited, so first come, first served. Donations Requested. 7pm. Puka Puka (43 Hana Hwy, Paia).
WAVETRAIN – Wavetrain is led by Grammy-nominated keyboardist Mark Johnstone, who also plays with the Mick Fleetwood Blues Band. Based on Maui, Wavetrain’s brand is something called Dirty Modern Electro-Funk. Combining the elements from different genres such as jazz, Latin and funk, they create a unique blend. $5. 9pm. Charley’s Restaurant & Saloon, (142 Hana Hwy., Paia); 808-579-8085, charleysmaui.com.
SEWING ELECTRONICS – Maui Makers has convinced someone at Sparkfun Electronics to bring several ProtoSnap LilyPad Developer Kits to give away at their upcoming public night. Here’s your chance to learn how to program a microcontroller, make LEDs blink and motors vibrate, sense light/temperature and then sew it into your clothing. Because who doesn’t want to wear stuff that does stuff? Event and kits are free though there are a limited number of LilyPad Kits, so it’s first come, first served. 6-9pm Maui Makers, (Camp 5 Rd., Pu’unene); 808-573-7606 ; mauimakers.com.
FRIDAY, JAN. 4
ABOVE THE LAW – Experience the high-energy country rock band Above The Law, headed by award-winning country music artist Steve Zuwala in concert. Enjoy hits from the hard-driving “Comin’ Home” to the heart-wrenching ballad “Tomorrow” and Steve’s island song “Toes in the Sand.” Discover why Steve was voted “Most Played International Artist” and winner of two Hawaii Music Awards along with Dove and Grammy nominations for his seven #1 singles. $25. 7:30pm. Maui Arts and Cultural Center, McCoy Studio Theater. (One Cameron Way, Kahului); 808-242-7469, mauiarts.org.
BROWNCHICKEN BROWNCOW – As part of their Shoyu Chicken Tour, BrownChicken BrownCow StringBand lands on the Stella Blues Stage this Friday. With roots in West Virginia, they’ve shared their music with audiences all over the U.S. Their shows are made up mostly of original music with classic bluegrass covers and historic Appalachian melodies. They have released three albums so far, taking listeners through West Virginia’s beats. $15. 10pm. Stella Blues (1279 S. Kihei Rd.); 808- 874-3779, stellablues.com.
WAILUKU TOWN PARTY – Welcome 2013 by celebrating Wailuku First Friday. Known for the live music, ono grinds and community, this month Body Alive will host Community Yoga and Finger Friday $25 tattoo specials with Rachel G. As the locals say, e komo mai! 6pm. Wailuku Town (Market Street, Wailuku), mauifridays.com.
2013 HYUNDAI GOLF TOURNAMENT – Street Bikers United Maui County has partnered with the PGA through their “Golf for charities” program for the 2013 Hyundai Tournament of Champions at Kapalua, which runs Jan. 4-7. All of the net proceeds from will benefit SBU and their special causes, which includes “Tools-4-Tots” and the 2013 “Toys-4-Tots” toy run. Tickets must be purchased through SBU and guests can purchase one “any day” pass for $15 and four-day passes for $40. Tickets may be purchased at Lulu’s Lahaina, the Makena golf course clubhouse and at the Kapalua golf course parking area the morning of the event. The Plantation Course at Kapalua Resort (2000 Village Rd., Kapalua); 954-295-2878, sbuhi.org.
SATURDAY, JAN. 5
READ TO A DOG – Calling all keiki to participate in Hawaii Canines for Independence program at the Makawao Public Library. Hawaii Canines for Independence is a non-profit organization that provides specially-trained dogs to people with physical disabilities to assist them in living more independent lives. Keiki will be able to read to a therapy dog, helping to build their reading confidence and literacy skills. All keiki must be pre-registered and will be allotted 10-minute reading sessions. All children must be on time for their session and accompanied by a parent or caregiver. For special accommodation and sign language interpreters, please contact the Library as soon as possible. Makawao Public (1159 Makawao Ave.); 808-573-8785
SONGS FOR OUR ALI‘I – Here’s an evening of music from three of Hawaiian music’s gems. The MACC is presenting Haunani Apoliona, Ku‘uipo Kumukahi and Helene Woodward. Apoliona is the Board of Trustees Chair for the Office of Hawaiian Affairs and member of legendary group Oloman. Her talent is undeniable. Kumukahi has released six Hawaiian music albums and received 10 Nā Hōkū Hanohano Awards, including two for Female Vocalist of the Year. Woodward plays upright bass, performing with Mahiehie for hālau hula for 25 years. $35. 7:30pm. Maui Arts and Cultural Center, McCoy Studio Theater (One Cameron Center, Kahului); 808-242-7469, mauiarts.org.
HYUNDAI HOPE ON WHEELS – Hyundai Hope On Wheels’ mission is to end childhood cancer. Every 36 minutes, a child in the U.S. is diagnosed with cancer. This event directly benefits cancer research in the hopes of eradicating this devastating disease. The 5k event will be in conjunction with the Hyundai Tournament of Champions PGA Tour golf tournament. Come support our keiki. $10 12yrs & under/ $35 all others. Whalers Village Fine Shops & Restaurants (2435 Ka’anapali Pkwy.); 310- 877-4002, hyundairun4hope.org, whalersvillage.com.
CHRISTMAS TREE RECYCLING – Christmas has passed and that means it’s time to give back by recycling your tree. You can do so easily at the Pu’ukoli’i Train Station thanks to Maui Cultural Lands. The Maui-based grassroots land trust organization’s mission is to stabilize, protect and restore Hawaiian cultural resources. The efforts will contribute to keeping the landfills clear of trees and use the chips for weed suppression in Honokowai Valley. 9am-3pm. Pu’ukoli’i Train Station (17 Kaka’alaneo Dr., Lahaina);808-281-7728, mauiculturallands.com.
THE KRYPTONES – Enjoy an evening of jazz, funk and reggae with The Kryptones and special guests Teomon & Dandelion. The foursome hails from Upcountry Maui. The Kryptones have shared the stage with world renowned artists like the Wailers, UB40, Gregory Issacs, Ziggy Marley, Steel Pulse and Third World. The group’s refined yet raw sound is a must-hear. Charley’s Restaurant & Saloon, (142 Hana Hwy., Paia); 808-579-8085, charleysmaui.com.
SUNDAY, JAN. 6
MASSACHUSETTS REUNION – At last! There will be a Massachusetts reunion and potluck this Sunday! Here’s your chance to prepare a Massachusetts potluck dish, wear a Red Sox, Patriots or Celtics T-shirt and practice your best Kennedy accent. There will also be a Massachusetts trivia contest, so be sure to brush up on your Bay State knowledge. 11am- 2pm. Kamaole Beach Park III (South Kihei Road); 808- 280-1299.
WEDNESDAY, JAN. 9
THE INTERGALACTIC NEMESIS – The Intergalactic Nemesis Live-Action Graphic Novel premiered in 2010. Now in its second touring season, the production will hit the MACC. Open to all ages, this period adventure story features Pulitzer-winning reporter Molly Sloan, her intrepid assistant Timmy Mendez and mysterious librarian Ben Wilcott as they face the most serious threat Earth has yet seen. Three actors, one Foley sound artist and one keyboardist perform all the voices, sound effects and music while more than 1,000 hand-drawn, full-color comic book images pop from the screen. $12-$35. 7:30pm. Maui Arts and Cultural Center (One Cameron Way, Kahului); 808-242-7469, mauiarts.org.