FRIDAY, AUG. 2
WAILUKU FIRST FRIDAY – Wailuku First Friday is back to bring you another episode of Friday festivities. This Friday, Market Street will close for another evening of live music acts, Exotic Eye Tattoo Finger Friday, Body Alive yoga specials, extended merchant hours and ono local grinds. The town party staples include the Beer Garden along with Kama‘aina Loan Cash for Gold live-streaming the evening. The event is free and family-friendly. Come on down for another town celebration! 6pm-9pm. Wailuku (Historic Market St.), Mauifridays.com.
‘A FILM ABOUT A FORT’ – The Maui Arts and Cultural Center will show A Film about a Fort this Friday. Follow Wes Bruce in his quest to build a large fort. Along the way he finds wonder, exploration and community. Filmmaker Bryan Bangerter takes the audience on the journey of the installation, reaction and effects on the community long after it’s gone. Stick around for a post Q&A with the artist and filmmaker. (Bruce will return Sept. 8-Nov. 2 as MACC’s first artist-in-residence. Free. 6pm. Maui Arts and Cultural Center, McCoy Studio Theater (One Cameron Way, Kahului); 808-242-7469, Mauiarts.org.
PACIFIC INK AND ART EXPO – Rooted in culture and tradition, tattoos take on a deep meaning here in Hawaii. Choosing the right artist can be difficult, but the 2nd Annual Pacific Ink and Tattoo Expo on Oahu this Friday through Sunday can definitely help. With 400 artists and 100 vendors, this event is the only one of its kind in the state. Artist and industry leaders from all over the world will gather for three nights of tattooing. The range of artists include traditional cultural practitioners to some of TV’s famous faces. The family-friendly event includes a keiki zone, live music, food court, special demonstrations and more. Neal S. Blaisdell Center (777 Ward Ave., Honolulu), Hawaiitattooexpo.com.
ZEN ARCHERY WORKSHOP – Here’s a chance to learn the art of Zen Archery with Zen-master Rick Jyozen Beal and Bodhi Hanna. Jyozen will assist guests in the art of meditation with the goal of finding your center. Hanna has practiced in Germany, India and now Maui. Hanna has expertise in Zen Archery, Hara Breathing and Qi Gong. Prior to the two-day workshop will be a intro course in implementing Zen into your daily life on Friday at Lumeria Maui (6:30pm-8pm) for those interested. $70-$130. 10am-4pm. Jodo Mission (12 Ala Moana St., Lahaina), firstname.lastname@example.org.
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SATURDAY, AUG. 3
NIGHT RACE – Warm up your engines for yet another race at Paradise Speedway this Saturday. Cheer on as drivers (some behind the wheels of retired rental cars) race around the dirt track under the stars. You must be a registered member to participate in races. Whether you enjoy a seat behind the drivers wheel or as a spectator, the show will rev your engine. (Note: drivers’ pit area is closed to spectators.) Adults $10, Kids 6-12 $2, under 5 Free. Spectator Gate 3:30pm. Time Traials 6:15pm. (Main Event to Follow.) Maui Paradise Speedway, Paradisespeedwaymaui.com.
SUPPORT KID-RUN BUSINESSES – The Queen Ka‘ahumanu Center is featuring 10 kid-run business this Saturday for the annual Kids, Inc. Business Showcase. Some of Maui’s youngest entrepreneurs, all between eight and 13, will be offering goods and services ranging from baked treats to themed photos. The finalists were chosen by popular vote and will be able to keep all proceeds made that day. The lineup includes Naughty and Nice Bakery, All About Monsters, BITE ME! Sweet Sisters Cake Pop Shop, Pop Up Photo Booth, Mermaid Twin Co., Kai Nani Jewelry, De La Mode, Cajudoy’s Creations, Cupcakes! and Na‘i’s Creative Mind. Be sure to come out and support some of Maui’s youngest patrons. Free. 10am-2pm. Queen Ka’ahumanu Center (275 W. Ka’ahumanu Ave., Kahului); 808-877-4325, QueenKaahumanuCenter.com.
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SUNDAY, AUG. 4
KRAIG VICKERS RUN – The second annual Kraig Vickers 5K and 3K pays tribute to the fallen Maui serviceman and his unit’s sacrifice during the Iraq war. This Sunday, all are invited to participate in the walk/run that will begin and end at the Kanaha Beach Park entrance. A post-race celebration will include snacks, door prizes and entertainment. Rally around those who have served and continue to serve our nation. If you register prior to race day, enjoy a $5 savings. $35 Adults, $30 Military & VIRR and $20 Youth 12 and Under. 6am race day registration. 7:30am 5K start. 7:45am 3K start. Kanaha Beach Park (Amala Pl., Kahului), Kraigvickers.com.
EARTH, WIND AND FIRE – That’s right: Earth Wind & Fire is coming to the MACC. They’ve won the Grammy, a spot in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and a NAACP Lifetime Achievement Award. Blending R&B, soul, funk, disco, jazz and funk, EWF’s hits like “Boogie Wonderland,” “Shining Star” and “Reasons.” This Sunday, Verdine White, Philip Bailey and Ralph Johnson will serenade Maui in what should be an unforgettable evening. $65-$129. 7pm. Maui Arts and Cultural Center, A&B Amphitheater (One Cameron Way, Kahului); 808-242-7469, Mauiarts.org. Photo courtesy MACC
MAUI PRANKSTERS – Join the Maui Pranksters in their tribute to Jerry Garcia this Sunday. The third annual “The Days Between” concert will consist of music from The Grateful Dead and The Jerry Garcia Band. The Maui based-group plays a blend of psychedelic and jam rock, and have performed at the Legend Valley Music Center while still calling the Northshore home. $10. 9:30pm. Charley’s Restaurant & Saloon (142 Hana Hwy, Paia), Charleysmaui.com.
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MONDAY, AUG. 5
HIROSHIMA/NAGASAKI REMEMBRANCE – On Monday, Maui Peace Action is presenting Jim Albertini, the keynote speaker at the annual Hiroshima and Nagasaki Remembrance. Albertini, a founding member of Malu ‘Aina Center for Nonviolent Education and author, has been a long-time non-violence activist. He will share his insight in a talk titled “Hiroshima, Fukushima, and the Global Crisis of Violence-Where do we go from here?” In 2012, Albertini and Malu ‘Aina Center received an IAH award for non-violent civic contribution. Prior to his speech will be a demonstration in origami crane making (5:30pm). Maui Taiko will perform and refreshments will follow the program. Free. 6pm. UH Maui College, Pilina Multi-Purpose Room (310 W Ka’ahumanu Ave., Kahului), Mauipeace.org.
STAR GAZING CRUISE – Here’s a chance to glide across the Pacific and lose yourself in the night sky. It’s Pacific Whale Foundation’s Stargazing Cruise, in which guests will experience astronomy writer Harriet Witt’s always entertaining talks about the distant stars. Witt has been featured in Sky & Telescope and Spirit of Aloha. The cruise includes juices and sodas, three alcoholic beverages (21+) and pupus. Book online today and save 10 percent. Pacific Whale Foundation Members save 20 percent. Check in 45 minutes prior to departure. $39.95- $59.95. 8pm-10pm. Pacific Whale Foundation, Lahaina Ocean Store (612 Front St., Lahaina); 808-249-8811 ext.1, Pacificwhale.org.
CHILDREN’S ART PROGRAM – Gather the keiki for an afternoon art classes starting Monday and running through September. Whether your child is a beginner or a future Picasso, he or she is welcome for a time of creativity and social interaction. The class is on a first-come, first-served basis so register early. Keiki must be accompanied by adult if necessary. Free. 3pm-4:30pm. Kahului Community Center (275 Uhu St., Kahului); 808-270-7979.
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WEDNESDAY, AUG. 7
AMBROSIA MOVIE NIGHT – Break up your work week with a movie at Ambrosia Martini Lounge in Kihei. This week marks a new month and new theme of movies. Munch on 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.
DENNIS KAMAKAHI – Slack key master and songwriter Dennis Kamakahi will grace the George Kahumoku Slack Key Show stage this Wednesday. A multiple Grammy & Na Hoku Hanohano winner and Hawaiian Music Hall of Fame inductee, Kamakahi has written more than 500 songs. As a member of the Sons of Hawaii, Kamakahi became one of Hawaii’s most prolific Hawaiian language songwriters, but he’s also an equally successful solo artist. $37.99 – $78.35. Doors 6:45pm/ Show 7:30pm. Napili Kai Beach Resort, Aloha Pavilion (5900 L. Honoapi’ilani Rd., Napili ); 808-669-3858, SlackKeyShow.com.