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7 Intro 8 Goods & Services Local boutique, salon, hardware store, tattoo shop, second hand store, place to get waxed, local surf shop and more...

14 Politics & Environment THIS WEEK’S QUESTION In what Best of category would you be the winner? Editor: Jacob Shafer (808) 283-1308 / jacob@mauitime.com Best Sleep Deprived Dad/Editor

Intern: Cherry Pascual

40 Sports & Leisure

Contributors: Jessica Armstrong, Caeriel Crestin, Lloyd Dangle, Beau Ewan, Doug Levin, Lisa Marino, Greg Mebel, Heather Nicholson, Rob Parsons, Ron Pitts, Chuck Shepherd, Ynez Tongson, Barry Wurst II Photographer: Sean Michael Hower Best Square Dancer Art Director: Brittany Shaw (808) 281-8975 / brittany@mauitime.com Best Cockroach Infestation Victim Graphic Designer: Kellee LaVars Best Job Juggler Advertising Executive: Brad Chambers (808) 283-3260 / brad@mauitime.com Best Bastard General Manager: Jennifer Russo (808) 280-3286 / jen@mauitime.com Best Crypt Keeper Administrative Executive: Judy Toba (808) 244-0777 / judy@mauitime.com Best Spelerr Administrative Assistant: Jennifer Brown Best Collection of Snowbabies Web Design: Linear Publishing www.linearpublishing.com Publisher: Tommy Russo (808) 283-0512 / tommy@mauitime.com Best @burritoeater

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50 FILM Barry Wurst II says the third time’s a charm for the animated Ice Age franchise.

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52 DA KINE CALENDAR The week’s choice events include the annual Save Makena Skim Board Contest and a staging of The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, in keeping with the theme of this issue.

54 Calendar Listings 55 Grid

60 BACK PAGES Sign Language tells Libra it’s past time to let it go.

61 Classifieds 62 Mind, Body, Spirit 63 BOM Index

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he ocean and its many wonders are an indelible part of the Valley Isle; they help define the island and enhance its unique appeal. The same could be said for the winners of this year’s Best of Maui. From sandwiches to snorkeling spots, pupus to politicians, bartenders to beaches, these are the people, places and things that make living here—on land and in the water—truly special. Once again, you voted in record numbers, and we present your choices—augmented by a few purely subjective staff picks—on the following pages. Inside you’ll find a lot of old favorites, some surprises and maybe a few things you’ve yet to experience. (And remember: if you agree with the winners, it’s all us; if you hate them, well, you’re the ones who voted.) So pull yourself away from those warm waves for a minute (we know, it’s a lot to ask) and dive in…

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LOCAL CLOTHING DESIGNER HARDWARE STORE

Maui Thing

Marmac Ace Hardware

Anything that utilizes an octopus as its primary emblem gets my vote. Adding to Maui Thing’s worthiness in this category is that it signifies a shift in consciousness on-island—a move toward localism, sustainability and community-mindedness. Most of the items sold here are locally created screen prints featuring a whole slew of funky designs for dudes, ladies and even the young’ns. Some sport an oversized peace sign, others the telltale cephalopod and many, of course, feature the brand’s super positive slogan, “Stuck on Good.” Their Wailuku shop is usually hopping on First Fridays, when they feature the likes of the Vince Esquire Band and the Throwdowns. 7 N. Market St., Wailuku, 808891-8595. [KB]

Though much smaller than big name stores like Lowes and Home Depot, Marmac Ace Hardware makes up for its lack of size with a knowledgeable staff and extensive selection. They’re conveniently located and not too big to get lost in. Earning the name “the helpful hardware store,” Ace is definitely the place for all your hardware needs. 334 Alamaha St., Kahului, 808-877-3931. [CP]

Runner up: Home Depot, Kahului

SECOND-HAND STORE Rainbow Attic

Runner up: Tamara Catz, Paia

Maui Time readers like the great deals and eco-friendly shopping at Rainbow Attic, which has been on-island for 17 years helping folks make money by selling their unwanted and lightly used items.Their stock includes furniture, home décor and designer goods, and their selection is great for tropical island wear. Whether you need sunglasses, a desk or a Coach purse, you can shop smart and recycle at Rainbow Attic. 1881 S. Kihei Rd. #B5, Kihei, 808874-0884. [JR]

Runner up: Elise Clothing Co., Kahului

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Soleil Luna Salon and Spa

Dr. Bennett’s Med Spa

The relaxation begins as soon as you step out of the hot Lahaina sun and into this perfectly air-conditioned, peaceful Mecca of beauty and pampering. I’ve never had my hair or nails done here, but I’ve seen plenty of smiling, satisfied customers strutting out the door, their TV commercial hair blowing perfectly in the breeze. I adore the cucumber infused water that’s served in the waiting room, and there always seems to be good specials going on for facials and waxing. 242 Lahainaluna Rd., Lahiana, 808-662-0203. [JA]

The friendly and reputable staff of Dr. Bennett’s Med Spa are at the ready to resolve any hair issues. With affordable packages and top-of-the line laser technology you won’t believe the hairlessness you can achieve here. I went in to get my underarms done and there was no shaving for months—just smooth skin all the way. 62 Baldwin Ave., Paia, 808-579-8979. [JR]

Runner up: Plush Beauty Lounge, Lahaina

BOOKSTORE

TATTOO SHOP

Runner up: Lei Spa, Lahaina

Borders Books & Music

You won’t believe the hairlessness you can achieve here.

Even though Maui has been giving Borders love for two years in our Best of Maui edition, it’s not immune to the economic downturn. The mega-bookstore that carries thousands of books and music in a comfortable and convenient package is one satellite store short this year. The closing of Border’s at Whaler’s Village in West Maui was a disappointment; especially when seeking out their sections solely dedicated to all things Hawaiian and Maui-centric.Yet there is a silver lining. The Best Bookstore winner still has its Borders Express stores open in Kihei and the Queen Kaahumanu Center in Kahului, as well as the larger version—just Borders—on Dairy Rd. in Kahului. Islandwide. [HN]

Pacific Rootz Tattoo & Body Piercing I’ve always believed that the body is a temple. And what’s a temple without a bit of decoration? Pacific Rootz specializes in Polynesian style tattoos, or tatau. The only problem I have with tattoos is I never know what I want to get. Maybe sakura flowers? Or another gamer tattoo (to stay true to my roots)? The regular Pacific Rootz artists are Samson, Tom and Jasn. Jasn does amazing piercing work, for those of you who would rather adorn your temples with a different type of decoration. To see samples of their work visit myspace.com/pacificrootztattoo. And don’t forget to tip your artist! 1847 S. Kihei Rd. #102, Kihei, 808-8911828. [YT]

Runner up: Island Ink Tattoo, Paia

Runner up: Barnes & Noble, islandwide

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LOCAL SURF SHOP Hi-Tech Surf Sports

ANTI-AGING MEDICINE & BIO-IDENTICAL HORMONES URGENT CARE • PAIN MANAGEMENT • OSTEOPATHIC MANIPULATION

On-Time Appointments Accepting new patients. We accept most insurances. New and renewing Blue Cards.

For more than 20 years, HiTech has stayed on the cutting edge of board-riding technology, by providing an array of quality equipment from the industry’s leading shapers and designers. From sails to sunscreen, Hi-Tech sells everything one needs for some serious playtime in the water. But beyond years of selling merchandise, Hi-Tech has been a time-tested supporter of Maui’s surfing community. The shop sponsors several amateur surfers, and owner Kim Ball is leading the fight to have public schools sanction surfing as an interscholastic sport. 425 Koloa St., Kahului, 808-877-2111. [BE]

Runner up: Hana Hwy Surf, Paia

Hours 8am to 6pm • Monday – Friday 2439 South Kihei Road, Suite 206A • In the Rainbow Mall www.vitalitymedicalcenter.net

SCUBA/SNORKEL SHOP Maui Dive Shop All activities are enhanced by superior gear, but that’s especially true with snorkeling and SCUBA. A crummy mask can turn snorkeling from awesome to lousy, and with SCUBA, well, when it comes to breathing underwater you kinda want to make sure you’ve got everything in working order. Maui Dive Shop has been serving the island’s sublevel needs for more than 30 years (the first shop opened in the Maui Mall in 1978). From novice to pro, local to tourist, they’ve got the equipment and expertise to make sure your aquatic adventure is safe and memorable. Dive in. 2463 S. Kihei Rd., Suite A-15, Kihei, 808-879-1533. [JS]

Runner up: Snorkel Bob’s, Islandwide

I’ve always believed that the body is a temple. And what’s a temple without a bit of decoration?

HEAD SHOP Hawaiian Holy Smokes

I wonder what it’s like to work in a head shop. No, really. The characters would be extremely interesting; perhaps enough to write a book.That’s how Ken Kesey developed the characters for One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, except his place of employment was a mental ward. Anyway, this Kihei head shop has all your legal tobacco smoking needs covered, including water tobacco pipes, rolling paper for rolling large tobacco cigarettes, scales for weighing mail to help you determine postage and more. Expect reggae music and a barrage of red, yellow and green when walking through the door. 320 Ohukai Rd. # 404, Kihei, 808-879-2826. [KB]

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PLACE TO GET WAXED

LOCAL BOUTIQUE

Grace Beauty Day Spa

Mahina Boutique

If graduate level mass media ethics taught me anything, it is the following: when profiling a bikini waxing salon, it’s best to adopt an approach that utilizes a categorical imperative rather than one that embraces utilitarianism or moral relativity. As such, we agree for these purposes that unwanted hair should be removed and done so by any means necessary, and that hot wax is a most effective means of removing hair from what one researcher calls the “bathing suit area” (which shall subsequently be known as BSA). Paia’s Grace Beauty salon does so in a manner that clearly pleases a high percentage of Maui Time readers. Hair removal practitioners are willing and able to remove hair in the BSA to a degree determined by the owner of said hair—bikini, bikini deluxe or full-on Brazilian. 62 Baldwin Ave., Paia. 579-9779. [KB]

I have a problem. I can’t walk into Mahina without buying something. And I’m not the only one; the girls I work with always seem to be wearing some cute new thing from there. Luckily for me the clothes are super affordable and luckily for us the inventory changes constantly so we can keep shopping there without all wearing the same outfit. Maui doesn’t have a lot of unique boutiques, but thank the fashion gods that there are a few good ones like Mahina. 1913-B South Kihei Rd., Kihei, 808879-3453. [JA]

Runner up: Maui Hair & Body, Kahului

Runner up: Maui Thing, Wailuku

“Dreamer”

AUTO MECHANIC Bruno Goldberg The independent, community mechanic who runs his shop like his own garage (and possibly in his own garage) has been eclipsed over the years by big chains and dealerships. So it was refreshing to see both first and second place in this category go to guys who keep it small and local. Obviously, though, it’s the reliability and quality of the work that matters most. Judging by the support they received from readers, these guys both have plenty of loyal, satisfied customers. (Note: A message on Goldberg’s machine said he’ll be out of the shop ‘til July 27). 253 Nehe Pl., Makawao, 572-5689. [JS]

Larry Matsumoto, Lahaina

PET SUPPLY STORE The Pet Shop The pet shop at Maui Mall is the king of all Maui pet supply outlets. They carry pretty much everything you need for your furry or feathered friends. From dogs, cats, and fish to chameleons and frogs, they’ve got you covered. What to feed them, where to house them, how to play with them—you name it. They have an exceptionally friendly and knowledgeable staff of animal lovers who can help demystify the finer points of pet parenthood. 70 E. Kaahumanu Ave., Kahului, 808-877-3040. [CP]

Runner up: Kihei Pet Supply, Kihei

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PADDLE BOARD RENTAL Hawaiian Island Surf & Sport

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Runner up: Hi-Tech Surf Sports

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With stand-up paddle boarding’s exploding popularity has come a profusion of rental outlets.There are multiple worthy options on-island, and which place you go really depends on what you’re looking for. If it’s convenience and selection, wade into Hawaiian Island Surf & Sport. With an array of options to suit all sizes, styles and skill levels, they’ll have you in the water in no time. And, while this category is about renting a paddleboard—which is a good option considering their expense—if you fall in love with the sport and want to own, Surf & Sport can certainly oblige. 415 Dairy Rd., Kahului, 808-871-4981. [JS]

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RECYCLING CENTER Kihei Recycling Center What makes a good recycling center? An easy-to-access location? Check. Convenient hours? Check. People who’ll help you sort your bottles and cans and hand you a few bucks for your trouble? Check. Kihei Recycling Center also boasts remarkably few flies. I’m not saying there aren’t any, but considering the place is full of sticky beer and soda residue and old crusty cans, you’d think it’d be swarming with insects. Not so. I don’t know if the center necessarily deserves credit for this (though they do keep things relatively clean), but still, it makes the chore of tossing out your reusable refuse, if not pleasant, at least wholly tolerable. Welakahao Rd. off Piilani Hwy., Kihei. [JS]

Lahaina Recycling Center

GREEN BUSINESS Rising Sun Solar As more and more people wake up to the reality that non-fossil fuel energy sources are a necessity—and as the government rolls out intriguing tax incentives—it’s a good time to be in the solar power business. And there are few better places to be in the solar power business than Maui. Rising Sun does both commercial and residential installations and has the expertise to tailor a system to your specific needs. If you do it right, you’ll be helping the push for a more sustainable future and saving money on your power bill. Here comes the sun, indeed. 810 Kokomo Rd., Suite 160, Haiku, 808-579-8287. [JS]

Runner up: Sustainable Solutions


HOTEL / ACCOMMODATIONS Grand Wailea Resort My my, Maui Time readers like to lounge in the lap of luxury. With its 50,000 square foot Spa Grande, three champion golf courses, fine dining and high-end shopping, the Grand is a bastion of upscale entertainment and relaxation.To their credit, the Grand also has lots of kama’aina deals to tempt us locals, discounting rooms, meals, spa services and weddings. Just one sunset viewed from their pool deck with a fancy cocktail in hand is all you need to get hooked. 3850 Wailea Alanui Dr., Wailea, 808-875-1234. [JR]

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Runner up: Four Seasons Resort, Wailea

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PLACE TO PRETEND GAMBLING IS LEGAL ON MAUI Fun Factory Having a young child is what drew me into the Fun Factory. Little did I know the place has two sets of clientele: kids who come for the whack-an-alligator and air hockey, and adults who come to rack up tickets and claim prizes. Pop in any time of day and you’ll see them—full grown folks who’ve figured out how to game the system and turn their tokens into small appliances. I’ve got my eyes on the toaster. Maui Mall & Queen Kaahumanu Center, Kahului. [JS]

Casanova invites you to a romantic 4 course meal for 2 PLACE TO BUY AN UKULELE Bounty Music This past winter, when it rained nearly every morning (at least in Wailuku), I would hear the neighbor kids walk up and down the street, strumming their ukes in a manner most eerie, a quality that the rain seemed to amplify. “Only in Hawaii,” I would think before hitting the snooze button. Ukulele’s versatility and potential for musical innovation has been a well-kept secret on the isles. Anyone not aware of the uke’s multidimensional nature will be astounded upon walking into Bounty and seeing the colorful plethora of these little stringed instruments hanging from the shop’s walls and doorways.They come in all shapes and sizes, and the staff is well versed enough to get you the perfect instrument to suit your needs. 111 Hana Hwy. #105, Kahului, 808-871-1141. [KB]

Runner up: Mele Ukulele, Wailuku

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COUNTY OFFICIAL

POLITICAL ACTIVIST

Jo Anne Johnson

Lance Holter

Winning this award once is one thing; could be a fluke, or based on a single, transitory issue. But the fact that Councilmember Johnson has been voted Maui’s top county official multiple years in a row—and, has, in fact, dominated the category—shows she’s truly doing something right. That something is faithfully serving her West Maui constituents, and working to earn and keep their trust. Term limits mean this is Johnson’s final go-round on the council. She’ll go out having gained widespread respect from colleagues and voters, which is all any politician can ask. [JS]

“No-nonsense” and “pull-no-punches” are two good ways to describe Lance Holter. Another one is “dedicated.” Among other things, Holter is chair of the Sierra Club Maui Group, but his commitment to environmental and social justice issues dates back to his days in the Peace Corps. Our own Rob Parsons once compared him to an iconic old West sheriff in a white hat, and that’s pretty much right on the mark. The key difference is Holter has no plans to ride off into the sunset—not with so many important battles left to fight. [JS]

Runner up: Gladys Baisa

Runner up: Summer Starr

USE OF COUNTY FUNDS Maui Bus

COUNTY BLUNDER

STATE BLUNDER

TVR crackdown

Hawaii Superferry

Maui has no shortage of divisive issues, many of them related, directly or indirectly, to the visitor industry. But no issue divided the community more sharply, or led to a bigger backlash, than the County’s crackdown on transient vacation rentals. Mayor Charmaine Tavares’s decision to shut down TVRs, made shortly after she took office, was a shock to many and has proven to be a huge drag on the local economy. Even if you think TVRs need to be more heavily regulated, the answer isn’t to send the hammer crashing down, especially not now. This issue exemplifies the Mayor’s “plantation” mentality and lack of leadership, a deadly combo that has put the island on shaky ground. [JS]

Ah, the Superferry. Love it or hate it, everyone’s got an opinion. (For evidence of just how polarizing this issue is, see the runner up.) But after all the money, protests and legal wrangling, the only opinion that really mattered was that of the Hawaii Supreme Court, which ruled that Act 2— the special law that allowed the vessel to launch without a completed Environmental Impact Statement—was unconstitutional. That put the boat out of commission. But while the saga is over, at least for now, the motives that led the Superferry to be hurried into the water without a sound legal or financial plan—and the true cost of this boondoggle to taxpayers—remain murky. [JS]

Runner up: Lahaina Bypass

Runner up: Shutting down Hawaii Superferry

Just about anywhere you go, public transportation is an under-appreciated service. But for those who can remember what life was like before Maui had a county bus system, appreciation is in no short supply. Sure, there are always things to grumble about, but overall our buses are clean, reliable and pretty dang cheap when you consider what it costs to fill your tank. Finding examples of the government misusing taxpayer money is easy. Once in a while, it’s nice to be able to say: I’m glad I paid for that. [JS]

Runner up: Officer Keith Taguma

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ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUE Water You know that slogan they’re always singing on the radio: “By water, all things find life”? It may be annoyingly catchy, but it’s also undeniably true. Without water, none of us would exist. It’s important to remember that, because it’s easy to take this precious life-giving elixir for granted. From pumping huge quantities of water to South Maui to turn desert into jungle to giving developers exemptions on water use restrictions to the fight over Native Hawaiian water rights, this is an issue with many facets (not to mention faucets). But in the end, it’s something everyone, regardless of race, economic background or social standing, should care deeply about. And clearly, based on the results, you do. [JS]

Runner up: Hawaii Superferry

COMMUNITY NON-PROFIT Big Brothers, Big Sisters Big Brothers, Big Sisters Maui celebrates 40 years in August with a Luau Fundraiser and open house at their Waimalulani Street location. Helping kids in the community through mentoring programs makes them number one with Maui Time readers. But did you also know that they help keep your house clean by picking up unwanted household goods and small appliances? Turning your used goods into cash for their programs—it’s a win-win, and furthers our island’s recycling and sustainability goals. 200 Waimaluhia Ln., Wailuku, 808242-9754, bbbs.org. [JR]

Runner up: Maui Economic Opportunity (MEO), Kahului

ENVIRONMENTAL NON-PROFIT Pacific Whale Foundation Whether you want to see whales or support their protection (or, probably, both), make PWF your first stop. Their dedication to studying and honoring Maui’s majestic annual visitors is well documented, as is their ability to get you up close and personal with slapping fins and bursting blow-holes. Becoming a PWF member is good for two reasons: you get discounts on their cruises and other perks, even as you help ensure these amazing animals will continue to live, and thrive. 300 Maalaea Rd., Suite 211, Wailuku, 808-249-8811, pacificwhale.org. [JS]

Runner up: Surfrider Foundation, Maui Chapter

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SCARIEST PUBLIC FIGURE Gov. Linda Lingle That Gov. Lingle (a former Maui County Councilmember and Mayor) is a frequent target of criticism in these pages is no secret. She just gives so much ammo: from the Superferry to work furloughs, Lingle is nothing if not a magnet for controversy. Clearly she has her supporters, but they seem to be in shorter supply these days, veto PR stunts notwithstanding. As we prepare to close the book on her eight-year reign, the Lingle Administration gets low marks for transparency and compromise, two essential qualities for effective leadership. Next year Hawaii will get a new governor; whoever that person is, they’ll inherit a state with a lot of issues, many of which can, and should, be pinned on Lingle. [JS]

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MPD COP Officer Keith Taguma You haven’t really lived (on Maui at least) until you’ve been ticketed by Officer Taguma. As notorious as he is thorough, Taguma has an almost supernatural knack for being in the right (or wrong, depending on your perspective) place at the right time, fining drivers for everything from an expired safety inspection sticker to staying for 2 hours, 1 minute in a 2-hour space. We’ll leave his checkered past alone for now (if you’re interested, Google “Taguma v. Estrada”) and just say this is one cop who dives into his job with both boots. [JS]

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Way to Kill Your Car The road to Hana, back way Nona, my van, hasn’t been quite right lately. First she overheated after about five minutes of being on.Then her master cylinder began to give. Now it’s the starter. I trace the ills that plague my $100 purchase back to that fateful day I decided to take the back way home from Hana. The road was bumpy, sketchy and decidedly uphill, which I realized once I passed Ulupalakua. So take heed. [KB]

We'll leave his checkered past alone for now, and just say this is one cop who dives into his job with both boots.

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If you like beaches and sunshine, this is your spot.Yes, many will complain about the tourists (though not as much these days) or say the town is just a long, hot strip of bars and condos (which is only sort of true). But come on, admit it, Kihei is a fun place to be. From the Triangle to always-lively games of beach volleyball, there’s no shortage of pleasing diversions, and with the BOM award-winning pool and all those awesome beaches, beating the heat is as easy as it is enjoyable. [JS]

Yes, trekking over to the West side can be a chore. But it’s one of those things where, once you do it, you’re never sorry you did. Front Street, with its wealth of shops and eateries, is the obvious draw. But even just sitting under the Banyan Tree watching the parade of humanity or using a trip to Maui’s historic whaling village as a jumping off point for the many proximal—and awesome—surfing, swimming and snorkeling spots is worth the trip. [JS]

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LOCAL FOOD Da Kitchen Whether it’s ono plate lunches, tasty desserts or just friendly, laid-back service, Da Kitchen continues to serve what locals crave. Their huge Hawaiian plate is amazing (chicken long rice, lau lau, kalua pork, lomi-lomi served with two scoops rice and mac salad), but their chicken katsu is king. It’s like a whole chicken has been artfully breaded in crispy panko flakes and served with a signature Japanese BBQ sauce. Local or tourist, Da Kitchen will leave you satiated. Islandwide. [YT]

Runner up: Aloha Mixed Plate, Lahaina

FEMALE BARTENDER Sarah Stern (South Shore Tiki Lounge, Kihei) A well-placed spy tells me that not only is Sarah a friendly, efficient bartender who moonlights as a massage therapist, she’s easy on the eyes as well. Her signature drink is a Sarita (roll the “r”), a tequila and triple sec concoction that also goes by a more profane name, a slang term for a part of the female anatomy. Before landing at the Tiki Lounge, Stern slung beverages out at Charley’s, so it’s no surprise she’s got a big island following. [JS]

Runner up: Tara Weber (Lulu’s Lahaina)

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DINING WITH A VIEW The Seawatch Restaurant at Wailea You might think the name sums it up, but it really doesn’t. Because you’re not just watching the sea, you’re watching an incredible stretch of coastline that, if you time it right, is lit up with eye-popping reds and oranges that don’t lose their magic even with multiple viewings. Add relaxing tropical decor, a large lanai, a chance to see whales when they’re in season and a menu honed over a decade-and-a-half and you’ve got more than just an awesome view. 100 Wailea Golf Club Dr., Wailea, 808875-8080. [JS]

Runner up: Mala Ocean Tavern

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Runner up: Jake Morris (South Shore Tiki Lounge, Kihei)

BBQ Fat Daddy’s Smokehouse Vegetarians look away. There is nothing more carnivorous than tearing the tender meat from the rib of a fleshy cow or pig, but the experience gets even more primal with the addition of lots of dripping barbeque sauce. While I’m sure local islanders have come up with many fine ways to cook a pig, it’s the Texas-style barbeque from this Kihei smokehouse shack that holds top honors in this new food category. 1913 South Kihei Rd.j, Kihei, 808879-8711. [JA]

Runner up: Beach Bums Bar & Grill, Maalaea

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This guy gets extra props from me due to the fact that he didn’t look at me with complete disdain when I spilled my water all over the place during a recent happy hour (at least my Maui Cruiser margarita was safe and sound). Obviously, to tend bar at a cantina like Milagros one’s margarita chops must be of the highest order. This is especially true if one’s place of work serves a large variety of supreme, jaw-droppingly expensive tequilas. In addition to concocting a mean margarita, Bauss is the epitome of Johnny-on-thespot. He makes his way around the bar—no matter how packed— like it’s nothing, and thus helps ensure return visits (OK, his dreamy eyes don’t hurt, either). [KB]

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SEAFOOD Mama’s Fish House A lot of places assure you their fish is fresh, but Mama’s takes things a step further. On the menu, they tell you the name of the fisherman who caught your prospective dinner and where he caught it. Of course, that would be less important if the fish weren’t expertly prepared, but, of course, it is. For an almost-too-rich treat, try the mac nut crusted mahi mahi stuffed with lobster, crab and Maui onion (whew!). Or go with mango chutney garnished ono, or ginger-seared deep water ahi, or...well, you get the idea. 799 Poho Pl., Paia, 808-579-8488. [JS]

Runner up: Sansei Seafood Restaurant and Sushi Bar, Kihei & Lahaina

STEAK Ruth’s Chris Steak House If there is a perfect way to serve steak it probably goes a little like this: choose the most succulent cut of Midwestern beef you can get your hands on, cook it to order in an 1,800-degree broiler and then serve it atop a puddle of melted butter on a plate warmed to 500 degrees. As you’ve surely surmised, this is how Ruth’s Chris serves their meat. For just $39.95, diners can enjoy an 8-ounce filet mignon with salad, choice of side and dessert. 900 Front Street, Lahaina, 808-661-8815. [HN]

Paia Fish Market

In a time when struggling restaurants are closing their doors, it’s good to see the new Lulu’s packed with happy patrons. I guess they just hit on the right combination of atmosphere and grinds, because even in a location that practically repels tourists it’s still one of the busiest restaurants in Lahaina. The abundance of flat screen TVs around the room and the two pool tables in the back certainly don’t hurt, but the tasty food and kama‘aina deals are what really set them apart from the pack. 221 Honoapiilani Hwy. # A1, Lahaina, 808-661-0808. [JA]

Runner up: Max, Haiku

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Some people gripe about the Fish Market’s picnic-table style seating—or, more to the point, that there’s not enough of it. But I like it: it lends itself to meeting new people and gives the place a backyard picnic vibe. As for the crowdedness? Well, that’s pretty much unavoidable given how damn good the food is. I’m partial to the fish and chips, to the point where I often ignore other options, but put the fish between sesame seed buns and garnish it with tarter sauce and other fixin’s and it’s still eat-every-biteand-look-around-for-more delicious. (Note: They do, technically, call their fish sandwiches “burgers,” but whatever.) 2 Baldwin Ave., Paia, 808-579-8030. [JS]

Runner up: Alexander’s Fish & Chips, islandwide

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BAR South Shore Tiki Lounge Every writer needs a reliable watering hole in every precinct of his or her coverage area. When I’m on the South side this tends to be Tiki Lounge. I have penned the equivalent of four and a half sonnets in honor of their mai-tais, their generous list of vegan options, their bloody Marys and their quasi-kitsch aesthetic. Owners Mikhail and Alma Tassi are about as cool and genuine as they come and some of the best, funniest bartenders I know work there.There’s usually a DJ spinning after dark if you’re into that sort of thing. 1913 S. Kihei Rd. # J, Kihei, 808-874-6444. [KB]

Runner up: The Dog & Duck Irish Pub, Kihei

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When you can’t get a flight to Ireland to get your Guinness fix, the next best thing is to head over to Mulligan’s on the Blue.This is a beer that’s best on draft, and I even hear this rich dark brew is considered a health drink by the Irish. Drop by on Sunday at 6:30pm when the Celtic Tigers are playing and you’ll be in for a full-blown Irish experience. 100 Kaukahi St., Kihei, 808-874-1131. [JR]

If you’re a fan of panini, dial up 808. They do nongrilled sandwiches too, and they’re plenty good, but you’d be doing yourself a disservice if you didn’t try the “porkie”: pork, mango salsa and pepper jack on rye with sweet chili dipping sauce. Or the “roast beast,” a wallop of meat, cheese, jalepenos and horseradish. Or, for non-meat eaters, the “rippie,” a combo of two cheeses plus avocado, tomato and pesto. I could keep listing options, but how ’bout you just go look, and eat, for yourself? 2511 S. Kihei Rd., Suite 102, Kihei, 808-879-1111. [JS]

VEGETARIAN Fresh Mint

RESTAURANT

Runner up: Paia Fish Market, Paia

DINNER

This is the poet laureate of vegetarian restaurants. The menu at this Vietnamese joint includes some of the tastiest and wildly imaginative vegan items I have seen on this island, or anywhere else, truthfully. I have even tried the fake fish here, and found it to be most tasty. My favorite dish is the golden soy chicken curry, which features seitan and tofu as well as a variety of veggies. The Vietnamese burrito is also must-try. But whatever you select, you can’t really go wrong at this little veggie eatery—and vegans need not fear anything on the menu. Also, despite the seemingly rare ingredients, prices are surprisingly low. Another tab-shrinking factor is the fact that this place is BYOB. 115 Baldwin Ave., Paia, 808-579-9144. [KB]

There are some absolutely mouth watering delights at Moana Cafe, an eclectic bistro and bakery. I would venture to say some of the best lamb in the world is served here at dinner. Its called the lamb wahi wrap by day, and known as the rack of lamb at night. I also have to rave about the strudel that comes in either cherry or apple, it is fantastic. The atmosphere is old world and modern at the same time, and the food is always amazing. 71 Baldwin Ave., Paia, 808-579-9999. [JR]

Runner up: Mana Foods, Paia

Runner up: Pineapple Grill, Lahaina

Lahaina Grill A good restaurant serves good food, but to be the best restaurant on Maui it’s got to have a little something more. Lahaina Grill not only offers fresh fine dining with impeccable service in a relaxed atmosphere, it’s a place to turn to when you want to celebrate happy occasions—birthdays, graduations, anniversaries. In fact, this West side eatery is so popular for celebrations that staff members take and e-mail photos of your party, as well as send you a personalized birthday card each year. Kama‘aina can reserve bar seats Monday-Thursday at 6pm for 50 percent off all entrees. 127 Lahainaluna Rd., Lahaina, 808-667-5117. [HN]

Runner up: Cafe O’Lei, islandwide

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MEXICAN FOOD Amigo’s When in need of a Mexican food fix, Maui Time readers head to Amigo’s. We are creatures of convenience and with locations in Kihei, Kahului and Lahaina you don’t have to go far to find them. My favorite item is the burrito al pastor, served traditional style with cilantro and onions. They make it fast and authentic. Islandwide, 808-872-9525. [JR]

Runner up: Fiesta Time, Wailuku & Paia

LUNCH Cafe Mambo

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It seems like eclecticism is the way to go if you’re shooting for Best of honors. Mambo is a case-in-point—the menu goes well beyond sandwiches and burgers. Yes, vegans like myself will dig the tofu-nori fajitas, the seven-vegetable tagine (morroccan stew) and the roasted vegetable salad. Carnivores can sink their teeth into steak and blue cheese, kalua duck fajitas and Tia Concha chicken tagine, to name a few. The atmosphere is decidedly sunny, a quality enhanced by the colorful artwork on the walls. Plus, any place that screens films like The Big Lebowski and Pan’s Labyrinth and has Maui Brewing Company beers on tap is worth checking out. 30 Baldwin Ave., Paia, 808-579-8021. [KB]

Runner up: Cafe O’Lei, Kihei & Wailuku

This is the poet laureate of vegetarian restaurants.

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For the 7th year in a row, our readers declare that the best burrito on-island is at Maui Tacos. It’s easy to see why: the portions are generous—they stuff their burritos to capacity—plus each order comes with chips and a go at their extensive salsa bar, meaning you get your money’s worth. With a stacked menu to choose from that includes charbroiled chicken, slow cooked Hawaiian BBQ pork and charbroiled steak among others, you’re sure to find your favorite, whatever it may be. Islandwide. [CP]

Runner up: Las Pinatas, Kahului


FISH TACOS Jawz Tacos I don’t think anyone will be surprised that Jawz took first place in this race once again. The tacos at Jawz are, quite simply, works of art, with all that fragrant cilantro rice, crunchy cabbage, shredded cheese and creamy salsa. And the options! With three kinds of fresh fish (mahi mahi, ono and ahi) and a salsa bar that just won’t quit, you could have Jawz tacos every day for a year and never taste the same thing twice. 1279 S. Kihei Rd., Kihei, 808-874-8226. [JA]

Runner up: Maui Tacos, islandwide

LOCAL ICE CREAM Roselani Tropics Ice Cream Local ice cream is important on Maui—as important as, say, coffee is up in Seattle or Botox is in Los Angeles.That’s because on a hot day we need the perfect scoop on the bottom of our shave ice to cool us down, and I’m so glad you readers picked Roselani, the company that has been operating locally for over 70 years and not some big box, Mainland chain store that has to ship their product halfway around the world to get it in your cone.The original haupia flavor is still the best. 918 Lower Main St., Wailuku, 808-244-7951. [JA]

Runner up: Ono Gelato Company, Paia

CORNED BEEF AND CABBAGE Dog & Duck Corned beef and cabbage is the dish of St. Patty’s Day. But why only eat it once a year? Enjoy it often at the Dog and Duck where Chef Simon Jones serves home-cooked meals like his juicy seasoned slabs of corned beef with cooked wedges of cabbage in a cozy pub atmosphere. 1913 S Kihei Rd., Kihei, 808-875-9669. [JR]

SMOOTHIE

PUPUS Mala Ocean Tavern This eclectic eatery has a starter menu that satiates on many fronts. Consider the unique twists they give items on their pupu menu: Pomegranate, ginger and chili accompany their chicken wings. Sugar snap peas are garnished with ginger, sambal and sesame. Seared ahi bruschetta comes with edamame puree.They even serve their hummus platter with flax seed lavash bread. The list goes on. Accompanying this globe-trotting pupu menu is their extensive cocktail list, which includes the ever refreshing mojito, Blue Moon on tap and a damned fine mango (yes, mango!) martini. 1307 Front St., Lahaina, 808-667-9394. [KB]

Runner up: Mama’s Fish House, Paia

BREAKFAST Kihei Caffe

Jamba Juice’s smiling servers and cheery, mostly health-minded smoothies are only a cover for something more insidious: a secret menu. Surely you’ve heard of Pink Starburst? What about White Gummy Bear or Strawberry Shortcake? Other than delicious smoothies, what else could Jamba Juice be hiding in its colorful recesses? Are they plotting to take over the world with wheatgrass shots (served with orange slices) and acai cups? Joking aside (or is it?), Jamba Juice serves yummy, customizable smoothies at reasonable prices. And don’t forget your free boost. Islandwide. [YT]

What’s amazing about Kihei Caffe is that, as crowded as it gets—and it gets crowded, especially on weekends—a table always seems to open up right when you need one. Sure, sometimes it’s one of the little wobbly ones and you’ve got to rub elbows with your dining companions, but you won’t be worrying about that as you wolf down a stack of banana mac nut pancakes or a gooey bite of hollandaise-slathered eggs Benedict.The proximity of Kihei’s many beaches means you can hop in the water (after waiting the requisite half-hour, of course) for a little post-breakfast float. Sounds like a Saturday to me. 1945 S. Kihei Rd., Kihei, 808-879-2230. [JS]

Runner up: Hana Bay Juice Company, Paia

Runner up: Gazebo Restaurant, Lahaina

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The line that snakes out the door of Sansei most weekday evenings is impressive. Sure, people queue up for a much-needed bargain (half-price sushi), but also because the food they’re getting at that enticing discount is high quality. Whatever roll gets you rolling, you’ll find it on their expansive menu. A personal favorite: the spicy Japanese BLT roll—a crisp salmon skin wrapped around Kula greens, tomato and masago aioli. Add sake and enjoy. 1881 S. Kihei Rd., Kihei, 808-879-0004; 600 Office Rd., Lahaina, 808669-6286. [JS]

Runner up: Kobe Japanese Steak House, Lahaina

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Bigger is decidedly better when it comes to farmer’s markets, and the Maui Swap Meet draws the most local vendors every weekend to sell their Earthly bounty.That means you’ll get the largest selection of fresh and local veggies and exotic fruits, berries and herbs available in one place. The only catch: you’ve got to get up a little early on the weekend. 310 Kaahumanu Avenue, Kahului. [JA]

Runner up: Honokowai Farmer’s Market

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PLACE TO GET A PINATA WITH A MANDARIN JARRITO

MAI-TAI

Las Pinatas

Lahaina Mai Tai Lounge

Every holiday party we have at my house is really just an excuse to get a pinata. Gathering the folks around a hollow paper mache icon you hit with a stick blindfolded creates unforgettable family memories (and hopefully no serious injuries). There’s no better place to pick them up than Las Pinatas. Their entire ceiling is covered! While there, don’t resist the urge to suck back one of their Jarritos that come in exotic flavors like mandarin and tamarind. And the food’s good, too. 395 Dairy Rd., Kahului, 808-877-8707. [JR]

Mai-tais are hit-or-miss. If the person charged with concocting them is a quarter-teaspoon off with any ingredient, well, what you have here, boys, would be tantamount to cough syrup. If an ingredient is missing, you might as well have opted for seawater. Upon its incorporation, Mai-Tai Lounge made a damned bold statement by giving itself that name. And fortunately, it has worked out for them. Mai-tais here are served in these cool ceramic tiki mug dealies that add to the experience. And it’d be a crime to not mention the view from this rooftop eatery/drinkery (hint: you’re facing west). 839 Front St., Lahaina, 808-661-5288. [KB]

PANCAKES Tasty Crust Restaurant There’s no better way to start the day than with a plate full of piping hot, fluffy pancakes. And when you’ve got a busy day at the beach (why yes, tanning and bodyboarding are very stressful, thank you very much), the best way to fuel up is at Tasty Crust. When a diner has “tasty” in the name, you know you’re on the right track. If you need further proof of Tasty Crust’s superiority, look no further than their sign advertising their “world famous pancakes” (yes, world famous). Tasty Crust has served Maui for over 50 years, and in that half-century has learned something magical about delicious breakfast food, especially flapjacks. 1770 Mill St., Wailuku, 808-244-0845. [YT]

Runner up: Mama’s Fish House, Paia

Runner up: Gazebo Restaurant, Lahaina

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Available every Saturday at the Maui Swap Meet

PLATE LUNCH Aloha Mixed Plate Aloha Mixed Plate fulfills both of the key plate lunch requirements: 1) a yummy plate of assorted foods, traditionally supplemented with two scoops of rice and a scoop of mac salad; 2) it’s served at lunch time. Their most popular plate lunch is the Hawaiian Plate, which contains kalua pork and cabbage, lomi lomi, poi and haupia alongside the rice and mac salad.That isn’t even mentioning the amazing seaside view you’ll be treated to if you choose to dine in. 1285 Front St., Lahaina, 808-661-3322. [YT]

MADE ON MAUI SINCE 1998

Made with locally grown products including... Guava ~ Mango ~ Papaya ~ Coconut ~ Lime Lilikoi ~ Strawberry ~ Lychee ~ Ginger Mango Chutney ~ Lilikoi Butter & more!

Island Seasonings, Sauces & Syrups also available!

Runner up: Da Kitchen, islandwide

Shipping is available anywhere in the US! Call 276-6671 to place an order or visit our website www.jeffsjamsandjellies.com

BUSINESS LUNCH

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Thank you to west Maui’s BEST customers and we appreciate your continued support.

Cafe O’Lei When you have a hot business prospect or a make-or-break deal to close, Maui Time readers say head to Cafe O’Lei. I’ll bet it’s the quick and friendly service that won Cafe O’Lei second place in the Best Lunch category. But it’s the food that will impress your colleagues, and won’t break the mileage Visa, either. The daily fish specials—like the tasty macadamia nut crusted mahi or the seared ahi with wasabi cream served with Caesar salad—are a sure bet. 2439 S. Kihei Rd., Kihei, 808-891-1368. [JR]

steak house 4465 Honoapiilani Highway • Kahana Gateway

HOURS OF OPERATION Mon-Fri Lunch 11am-2pm Dinner Starts Daily 5pm Breakfast Served Sat/Sun 9am-2pm

LIVE MUSIC

DAILY HAPPY HOUR 3-6pm

EVERY SATURDAY NIGHT

$2.00 Ice Cold Draft Beers and Well Drinks $3.00 Selected Tropicals 50% off Bar Pupu Menu Live Music Every Saturday 9pm to Midnight

Late Night Happy Hour 9pm-Midnight

Runner up: Mala Ocean Tavern, Lahaina

Fresh Seafood, Salad Bar, Handcut Steaks and Prime-Rib Nightly!

Breakfast

Lunch

Dinner

7:00-11:00am

11:30am - 2:00pm

5:00-Closing

Prime Rib Grill Kona Eggs Benedict Taro Flap Jacks Pastrami Hash Honoli’i Pork Chops Punalu’u Omelette Largest Omelettes on the island

Coconut Shrimp Tikis Kapoho Turkey Wrap Hibachi Grill Sandwich Puako Pasta Primavera Banyan Broiler Steak Prime Rib Grill

Keahou Escargot Melt Chicken Haleakala Kahuna Burger Big Island Luau Paniolo Pork Ribs Alaskan King Crab Pan Roasted Rock Lobster The Hukilau Sautée Kahuna Ribeye

TUES • THURS • SAT • $19.95

SEAFOOD COMBINATION SPECIAL

MON • WED • FRI

PRIME RIB SPECIAL

$19.95 FAMILY SUNDAY NIGHT BUFFET • ALL YOU CAN EAT PRIME RIB • $24.95 Trip to our Salad bar w/Entrée $2.95/Dinner • $1.95 / Lunch ALWAYS! (reg. $25.95)

LOCAL PLACE TO BUY WINE The Wine Corner Buying your vino at a specialty store is much more gratifying than heading to the supermarket or the gas station, and Maui Time readers know it. The Wine Corner’s rows of top-shelf wine, liquor and hard-tofind beer will fill out your cocktail party must-have list. Bottoms up! 149 Hana Hwy., Paia, 808-5798904. [JR]

Runner up: Aloha Discount Liquor, Kihei

Valid Mon. & Wed. Dinner Only.

Located Inside The Maui Seaside Hotel

100 W. Kaahu

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Are they plotting to take over the world with wheatgrass shots?


SANTA FE CANTINA SELF SERVE 50 Cents per Ounce Mon-Thur 11 AM – 9 PM Fri–Sat 11 AM – 10 PM Sun 12 NOON – 7:30 PM

891-8098 Kukui Mall 1819 S. Kihei Rd. Next to the theaters in Kihei

SAT JULY 11 • 4PM • FREE PUPUS FREE Happy Hour 3-6pm & 10pm-Midnight Located between Front & Wainee Streets in front of the Movie Theaters DELIVERY 900 Front St., #F3, Lahaina • 808.667.7805

ITALIAN RESTAURANT & DELI

FREE GYOZA w/regular meal purchase

Daily Happy Hour • 2pm – 5pm

We cater for any size group ‘til 8/31/09

Buy 5 Pans & GET ONE FREE or 15% off any catering order MON – SAT 10:00AM – 9:30PM SUN 10:00AM – 9:00PM 275 W. Ka‘ahumanu Ave. • Kahului

(808) 873-9688

Thank you, Maui for voting us

in Lahaina Town 7 Days 10am–3pm

BEST PUPU ALWAYS INNOVATIVE CONSISTENT FUN One of the great reasons to live on Maui!

Reservations: 667-9394

1307 Front St., Lahaina • www.malaoceantavern.com

Voted Best Pizza!

Mahalo Maui for Voting us the Best! VOTED BEST ITALIAN. BEST PIZZA. BEST LATE NIGHT 1188 MAKAWAO AVE. (AT BALDWIN AVE.) IN MAKAWAO 808.572.0220

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We make our sauce & dough fresh daily!

Dine in • Take Out & Delivery 207 Piikea Ave., Ste 61 2580 Kekaa Drive Kihei • (808) 874-8485 Lahaina/Kaanapali • (808) 662-0777

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THANK YOU MAUI!

Our Fresh Fish Entrées are Prepared Grilled, Sautéed or Cajun Style! Wild Alaskan Salmon n Mahi Opakapaka n Ahi

1127 Makawao Ave. 572-1380

HEALTH FOOD STORE Mana Foods Shopping at most natural food stores is not too different from spending the weekend in Waikiki, in that you might as well just turn your wallet upside down an pour its contents into the ocean. This is not so with Mana Foods. Numerous times, I have exited this mecca for the health conscious rather surprised at the comparatively low sum I had to fork over for my B complex, sprouted tofu and Molokai papayas. While price is a major factor in the place’s appeal, the variety they feature in all departments—especially produce and supplements—are also a draw.This is the only place on-island where you’ll find Indian dhoop, which are these tiny incense sticks that smell the way honey wishes it tasted—and at around 30 cents a box. 49 Baldwin Ave., Paia, 808-579-8078. [KB]

Runner up: Down to Earth Natural Foods, Kahului

I think, in general, Mauians are more adventurous than the Average Joe, and this proves it.

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CHEF Jacques Pauvert (Jacques North Shore Restaurant, Paia)

Located in Dolphin Plaza across from Kama’ole Beach Park One 2395 S. Kihei Road 808.875.7668 Open Mon-Sat 6:30am-5:00pm, Sundays 6:30am-3:00pm

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If you’ve ever tasted the food at Jacques, you’ll agree that owner and executive Chef Pauvert is among the best on-island.To be Maui’s number one, a chef must be able to do more than just cook a good fish. Pauvert, a resident of Maui for more than 15 years and personal chef to the rich and famous, blends international and local cuisine with a deft hand and incorporates new, innovative flavors inspired by the diversity found on Maui’s windswept shores. He’s a lover of fresh local ingredients and big North Shore waves. And he not only cooks for Maui’s hardbodied windsurfer crowd, he surfs with them, too (and probably looks great with his shirt off!). 120 Hana Hwy., Paia, 808-579-8844. [JA]

Runner up: Joey Macadangdang (Roy’s, Kihei & Lahaina)


VIETNAMESE

HOME OF MAUI’S BEST

HOTCAKES!

A Saigon Cafe

FOR 5 YEARS IN A ROW!

It’s easy to miss A Saigon Cafe. It doesn’t really advertise its location and is tucked under a busy bridge. But—with its yummy Vietnamese “burritos,” authentic, veggie-infused dishes and friendly staff—it’s worth seeking out. At Saigon, there’s something for everyone, be it the spring rolls, sweet and sour mahi mahi, crispy egg noodles, lemongrass chicken or hot clay pot dishes. If you’re tired of Vietnamese places that only serve pho, Saigon Cafe (and its extensive menu) is the place to go. 1792 Main St., Wailuku, 808-243-9560. [YT]

Runner up: Lemongrass Maui, Kahului

BURGER Cool Cat Cafe For six years in a row, Maui Time readers have overwhelmingly stated that Cool Cat dishes out the best burgers on-island. It’s no surprise these 6.5-ounce, hand-molded fresh beef patties win diners over. With 13 styles of burger to choose from—some topped with onion rings and barbecue sauce and others with bean chili and four cheeses—there’s something to suit all tastes. Plus: all kama‘aina get 20 percent off, all the time. 658 Front St. #160, Lahaina, 808-667-0908. [HN]

Runner up: Cafe Mambo, Paia

ICHIBAN

THE RESTAURANT Kahului Shopping Center • 47 Kaahumanu Avenue • 871-6977

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Wailuku

(808) 244-0845

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CHINESE

SPAM MUSUBI

Dragon Dragon

Minit Stop

LOCAL COFFEE HOUSE

Every special occasion, especially birthdays, finds me at Maui’s premiere Chinese restaurant. Why do birthdays have a special place in Dragon Dragon dining? According to some Asian customs, it’s good luck to eat long noodles on a birthday; it’s not scientific, but there’s supposed to be a correlation between a long life and long noodles. The fact that Dragon Dragon serves the birthday celebrant with lychee ice cream helps too. Anyway, if noodles aren’t your thing, Dragon Dragon also serves classic Chinese dishes like fried rice, kung pao chicken and occasionally dim sum on the weekends. 70 E. Kaahumanu Ave. # B12, Kahului, 808893-1628. [YT]

Minit Stop takes the prize yet again for the best Spam musubi on-island. With its balanced portion of rice, the width of the perfectly cooked spam and nori to keep it all snug, you’ve got one tasty treat. The best part is that Minit Stop locations can be found all over the island and open pretty late too, so you can snag this local favorite almost any time you work up an appetite. Islandwide. [CP]

Anthony’s Coffee Co.

Runner up: Fu Lin, Lahaina

In today’s fast-paced, caffeine-infused world, it’s hard to find a laid back place to enjoy your coffee. Too often, we’re greeted by blaring techno music and androgynous, hipster baristas yelling out mind-altering substances like “venti-mocha-zen-double-foamespresso-frappuccino,” that seem like they’ve never seen a coffee bean in their life. But not at Anthony’s. The atmosphere is welcoming, the service is friendly and the liquid they serve is definitely high quality. 90 Hana Hwy., Paia, 808-579-8340. [YT]

Runner up: Maui Coffee Company, Lahaina

PLACE TO GET YOUR CHILE FIX

FISH AND CHIPS Alexander’s Fish & Chips “Fish” and chips might be a little misleading; Alexander’s serves an array of seafood (ono, mahi-mahi, shrimp and even oysters) dipped in tempura and fried to golden perfection. Their deep fryer even extends to land-dwelling delicacies such as zucchini, mushrooms and yams. If deep fried isn’t your thing, Alexander’s also offers to grill their items. 1913 S. Kihei Rd., Kihei, 808-874-0788. [YT]

Runner up: Paia Fish Market, Paia

Runner up: Nagasako Okazu-ya Deli, Lahaina

Santa Fe Cantina This is the kind of place where you can have your chiles and eat them, too. I love chile—green, hot, mild, red, chipotle, all of them. At Santa Fe you can find an array of authentic, Southwestern-style dishes; I hear they use Mama’s old recipes.The chile relleno is awesome, especially with one of their margaritas. And Santa Fe offers a halfoff kama’aina night, so you and your wallet can both stay full. 900 Front St., Lahaina, 808-667-7805. [JR]

MAHALO MAUI

PROUD TO BE FAMILY OWNED AND OPERATED FOR OVER A DECADE!

for all your support!

Celebrate our 19th Anniversary with 19¢ soda

BUY 1, GET 1 HALF OFF

Buy one regular or combo meal at regular price and get the second meal of equal or lesser value for half price. Not valid with any other offer.

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New! Fish & Tempura

Sweet Potatoes 2pc $795

3pc $995

FREE APPETIZER of your choice With the purchase of 2 regular or combo meals. Coupon expires in 2 weeks. Not valid with any other offer.

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HAPPY DAYS! at the bar

Sun–Thurs 11am-9pm Fri-Sat 11am-6pm

Maui’s ORIGINAL Southwestern Eatery

579-8755

BREAKFAST NOW 7 DAYS • 8 – 11am EVERYDAY $

4 BLOODY MARYS, BLOODY CAESARS, & BLOODY MARIAS


7TH ANNIVERSARY! 20% OFF FOOD 7/9 TO 8/9 DRINK SPECIALS ALL MONTH Locally Inspired Comfort Food Lunch & Dinner Full Bar Catering

Chef Elaine’s Crabcakes

Chef Elaine Nakashima’s

on sale now at

Pukalani Superette Cash & Carry Uptown Chevron Tuesday - Friday Tuesday - Saturday Lunch 11 - 1:30 Dinner 5:30 - 8:30 Bar closes at 9

www.akscafe.com

1237 Lower Main Street • Wailuku • 244-8774

Mahalo Maui! ...for all your support and votes! We love you too!

WINNER “Best Breakfast” WINNER “Best Restaurant” Homestyle New American Comfort Food Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner • Full Bar Open Daily: 7:30am - 10pm • Dinner Served 5pm - 10pm

Where people & food of good taste come together! Azeka II - 874-3779

WINNER “Best Lunch” WINNER “Best Dinner” JULY 09, 2009

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Mahalo! for voting us

“Best Farmer’s Market of 2008”! And mahalo for supporting local farmers!

Natural Food Store “Where healthy living meets local aloha!”

INDOOR AND OUTDOOR MARKET

• Local & Organic Produce • Fresh Salad Bar • Hot Bar • Vegetarian Deli • The Best Açai Bowls • Vitamins & Supplements • Fresh Juices & Smoothie Bar • Home Made Frozen Yogurt 3636 L. Honoapiilani Rd Lahaina 96761 808-669-7004

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Open 7am–7pm 7 days a week

844 FRONT ST., LAHAINA • 667-7758

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7:00 p.m.

$80

(not including tax & gratuity)

2511 S. KIHEI RD., KIHEI • 891-8600


FINE DINING

AUI WINNER BEST OF M 2 YEARS IN A ROW!

Roy’s You might think there are only so many ways to prepare fish, but Roy’s continues to surprise and amaze even the most avid seafood lovers. Perhaps Maui Time readers chose this restaurant as their favorite for upscale dining because Roy’s takes something as simple as Auntie’s tuna roll and turns it up a notch.The wine list is extensive and the entire meal ends on a high note with one of Roy’s to-die-for chocolate soufflés. 303 Piikea Ave., Building 1, Kihei, 808-891-1120. [HN]

Runner up: Lahaina Grill, Lahaina

He not only cooks for Maui's hardbodied windsurfer crowd, he surfs with them, too—and probably looks great with his shirt off.

JAPANESE Tokyo Tei

For fast, friendly service and delicious Japanese food, Maui Time readers say Tokyo Tei’s cute corner restaurant in Wailuku is the place to be. I always get one of their teishoku trays, which give you smaller portions of three entrees such as sashimi, pork tofu and fried fish. A glimpse at the rest of the menu reveals tonkatsu, tempura and donburi. Wondering about the side dishes? Each plate comes with rice, miso soup, ko-ko and hot tea. 1063 Lower Main St. # C101, Wailuku, 808-242-9630. [CP]

HAPPY HOUR 3-6PM DOMESTIC BEER 2 • IMPORTS 3 DOMESTIC BEER $ 2 • IMPORTS $ 3 MARGARITAS $ 3.99

Mon. Tues. Weds. Thurs. Fri.

$2 $5.99 $5.99 $3.99 $8.99

Tacos Any Burrito Any Chimichanga Any Tostada Any Fajita

333 DAIRY RD. next to Minit Stop KAHULUI 872-9525 41 EAST LIPOA next to Golds Gym KIHEI 879-9952 LAHAINA Wharf Cinema Center 661-0210

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n o rt h s h o r e , m au i

Celebrating 35 Years as Maui’s Finest Seafood Restaurant

Runner up: Sansei Seafood Restaurant and Sushi Bar, Kihei & Lahaina

LOCAL CHEAP EATS Aloha Mixed Plate Winner Aloha Mixed Plate and runner-up Da Kitchen were neck-and-neck in this category. Hey, I can’t quite decide which one I like better, either. I mean, both offer amazing plate lunches at amazing prices. I think the real winners here are the voters. Seriously, how lucky are we to have two places we can get ono grinds that don’t broke da wallet? 1285 Front St., Lahaina, 808-661-3322. [YT]

Runner up: Da Kitchen, islandwide

Mahalo Maui for Voting us Best Restaurant & Best Dinner Reservations (808) 579-8488

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LUAU/DINNER SHOW Old Lahaina Luau It’s not just for tourists—going to the luau is a quintessential experience for anyone living on the islands. Maui Time readers have overwhelmingly voted the Old Lahaina Luau the best for their award winning combination of kahiko and ‘auana hula, imu, lau lau, poke and, of course, the bottomless mai-tais. 1251 Front St., Lahaina, 808-667-1998. [JR]

Runner up: Feast at Lele

NOODLE SHOP Ramen-Ya Ramen-Ya serves gargantuan bowls of ramen, saimin and udon. Seriously, they should grant prizes to the brave few who can finish their big bowl, which is basically a huge plate of food served atop a massive bowl of ramen. I have a friend who eats there before running marathons, so she can carb load. That isn’t to say that size is the only thing Ramen-Ya has going for it. The oodles of noodles are packed with plenty of flavor, and they’ve even got a gyoza happy hour. Be sure to try their rice dishes as well. 275 W. Kaahumanu Ave. # 1043, Kahului, 808-873-9688. [YT]

Runner up: Wok Star International Noodle Café, Kihei

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FOOD BOOTH AT THE FAIR Fried Ice Cream Ah, the fair. The dusty paths that make you wish you had worn shoes instead of slippers, the petting zoo, which really makes you wish you had worn shoes instead of slippers and the rides filled to the brim with angst-filled tweens, eating junk food while complaining about their parents. But, the food! Oh, the food! I don’t know how Maui Time readers joined forces and voted for the fried ice cream, but bravo! The fried ice cream at the fair is a magical phenomenon, joining together two delicacies that would not have met in nature. Genius! [YT]

Runner up: Chow fun

Purists may say it's not pizza, but we say it's the best pizza on Maui.

LOCAL BOOZE/BEER/WINE Maui Brewing Co., Beer Maui Brewing Company’s dedication to sustainability and producing a truly local product has been well documented. So let’s focus on the beer: clearly, MBC is committed to honing the craft of beermaking, experimenting with different styles and techniques.You’ve seen the IPA, Bikini Blonde and Coconut Porter in the grocery store cooler, but that’s just the tip of the iceberg: confess your sins to the Father Damien Abbey Ale, a mix of fruit and malt flavors that packs a 9.6 percent alcohol punch; run through the Mana Wheat, a Belgian style brew augmented by fresh Maui pineapple; joust with the robust Dark Knight Lager—the list goes on. And if you still don’t know why they use cans instead of bottles, visit the Lahaina brewing facility and get the scoop. 4405 Honoapiilani Hwy. #217, Lahaina, 808-669-3474. [JS]

Runner up: Haleakala Distillers, haleakaladistillers.com

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More than

45,000 readers can’t be wrong

Available at more than 200 locations

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Handcrafted Ales & Lagers Brewed with Aloha

• Certified Organic Wines and Beers • Gluten Free Beer • Maui Brewing Bikini Blonde on Tap!

BEER SAMPLES, PINTS, GROWLERS, LOGO ITEMS

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BREWERY PRODUCTION FACILITY

West Maui Center (cross street Papalaua St.) 910 Honoapiilani Hwy 808.661.6205 • www.MauiBrewingCo.com


LOCAL PIZZA Flatbread Company I think, in general, Mauians are more adventurous than the Average Joe, and this proves it. We don’t just settle for some regular old round-shaped, meat-topped, cheesy cookie cutter pie. We want fresh, homemade, hand pressed dough topped with maple fennel sauce or sundried tomatoes and caramelized onions. Purists may say it’s not pizza, but we say it’s the best pizza on Maui. 89 Hana Hwy., Paia, 808-579-8989. [JA]

Runner up: BJ’s Chicago Pizzeria, Lahaina

There is nothing more carnivorous than tearing the tender meat from the rib of a fleshy cow or pig.

SHAVE ICE Aloha Island Shaved Ice

ITALIAN FOOD Casanova Italian Restaurant and Deli Maui isn’t exactly bursting with Italian restaurants, but Casanova still totally deserves top honors. The food there has that special touch of authenticity, and while there may not be an old Italian grandmother in the kitchen pinching the fresh ravioli together, the food is fresh, delicious and reasonably priced. I just wish they would open one up on the West side to help me with my late night tiramisu cravings. 1188 Makawao Ave., Makawao, 808-572-0220. [JA]

Runner up: Penne Pasta Cafe, Lahaina

If a shave ice joint has blue vanilla on the menu, I’m happy; there’s nothing better than a cold shave ice on a hot island, which additionally turns your tongue an unnatural shade of blue. For the discerning aficionado, they’ve got a plethora of flavors, including the classics like strawberry, watermelon and bubble gum, plus more exotic options like mango, lilikoi and guava. If you want adzuki beans or ice cream with your heaping mass of fluffy flavored ice, Aloha can cater to your needs. Just watch out for brain freeze. 77 Hana Hwy. Paia, 808-579-8747. [YT]

Runner up: Tom’s Mini Mart, Wailuku

Maui’s Hottest Dining Experience! Your celebration place… Providing everything you desire for your special occasion! Call ahead to reserve your secluded table and let us guide you through an adventure in dining.

Romance done right!

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COUNTY PARK Kalama Park When I was young and impressionable, my parents told me that the big whale statue was a present that they got for me, but since it was so massive, we couldn’t bring it home. Now that I’m not so young—but still impressionable—sometimes I wonder why we haven’t brought it home yet. I mean, I made space for it in the backyard and everything. That bit of parental deceit aside, it’s hard not to enjoy Kalama Park in Kihei. There are grills galore, plenty of shade, a playground and even a sports field, which includes a skate park. It’s perfect for a family picnic. [YT]

Runner up: Baldwin Beach Park

TOURIST ACTIVITY Whale Watching There is really no way to prepare yourself for just how awesome whale watching is. It’s fun enough from the beach or some strategic lookout point, playing a kind of oceanic Where’s Waldo? as you look for those telltale white puffs. But go out in a boat and get close to the things and you’re truly awestruck. Not merely at their size—though they are indeed massive—but their agility and gracefulness.What you come away realizing is that there’s this whole world that exists beneath the ocean’s surface, one we’re lucky enough to catch occasional glimpses of but that we know very little about.Take a break from the sunbathing and mai-tais—both of which got votes here, by the way, along with, predictably “going home”—and marvel at Maui’s majestic annual visitors. [JS]

Runner up: Skyline Eco Adventures (ziplining)

PUBLIC POOL

SNORKELING SPOT

Kihei Aquatic Center

Black Rock

Though Kihei’s very cool, very free pool carried the day (with its West side counterpart placing second), plenty of smart-ass readers logged votes for “the ocean.” We get where you’re coming from—that big, beautiful expanse of salt water is plenty inviting. But sometimes all the sand and tides and unpredictable waves are just a little too much. Plus, variety is the spice of life. Kihei Aquatic is great for serious lap swimmers (there’s almost always open lanes) but it’s also family friendly with it’s shallow kiddie pool and that big fountain that keeps the keiki wet and occupied during those long, hot South side summer afternoons. And hey—the ocean’s not going anywhere. 303 E. Lipoa St., Kihei, 874-8137. [JS]

I’ve been trying to figure out why you readers picked Black Rock as Maui’s numero uno snorkel spot, over places like Honolua Bay and Fish Bowl. Could it be because of the potential danger of getting crushed by an unobservant cliff jumper or getting whisked off to Lanai on a riptide? Or maybe it’s the humor of watching hoards of sunburned tourists trying to look cool while tripping down the beach with their fins on. But then I figured out the answer to this snorkeling conundrum: It’s got to be all that convenient parking, gear available for rent and the close proximity of tiki bars to rinse that salty taste away with pina coladas.That and the occasional sea turtle sighting. [JA]

Runner up: Lahaina Aquatic Center

Runner up: Honolua Bay

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HIKE Bamboo Forest Choosing just one hike in a place as beautiful and diverse as Maui is tough, but truly, if you could take only one hike, this would be it. As you walk along the wooden footpath, towering bamboo gradually closes in around you. Soon, the light dims and you’re transported to another world, with the only sound the shuffle of your footsteps and the hypnotic creak of the giant green stalks that now blot out the sky. Just when you’re wondering how much thicker this stuff can grow, you emerge at the base of a towering waterfall. Are you reaching for your hiking boots yet? [JS]

Runner up: Swinging Bridges

UPHILL RUN Iao Valley This run’s appeal goes well beyond the astonishing scenery. It’s six miles roundtrip, and downhill the second half of the course. Plus it’s close to the office.The incline starts out gently and even slopes downward in a few spots, but soon it becomes apparent that you’re rapidly ascending.The valley’s lush green slopes flank both sides of the road at this point, and it feels a good five degrees cooler. The Iao River marks the final stretch of the trek’s uphill portion, and once you pass the Nature Center you’ve got just half a mile left before hitting Iao Needle State Park. [KB]

LOCALS’ BEACH Makena (Big Beach) I adore Big Beach, with its massive shore break and heaps of sand that always seems to find its way into my bikini, but the category of “locals’ beach” is difficult to define. Big Beach isn’t local exclusive (I meet way more tourists on Big Beach, than I do in, say, Wailuku). Even with that minor confusion, it cannot be denied that Big Beach is great. There’s sand, sun and surf—all requirements for an epic beach day. My favorite activity is skimming, but the bodyboarders are a force to be reckoned with. And on Sundays, if you’re brave enough, you can always trek over to Little Beach for fire dancing and nudity galore. [YT]

Runner up: Baby Beach (Lahaina)

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LOCAL AMATEUR SURFER Clay Marzo Marzo personifies a new wave of progressive surfing taking over the sport. His cat-like reflexes, elastic maneuverability and maniacal approach to a variety of surfing conditions have earned him recognition in lineups worldwide. Marzo leads a group of prodigies boosting beyond the classic days of cutbacks, off the lips and into the sky, pulling mind-boggling aerial maneuvers and landing tricks never before imagined. But Marzo’s prolific surfing is only one aspect of his unique character. Diagnosed with Asperger’s Syndrome, an autism spectrum disorder, Marzo has proven to people far beyond the Valley Isle that a handicap can be overcome with undying dedication to something you love. [BE]

Runner up: Dusty Payne

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LOCAL GROM Chaz Kinoshita It has been said that heredity is something you believe in when your child’s report card is all “A”s. When it comes to surfing, this quote fits for Matt Kinoshita, owner and shaper of Kazuma Surfboards, seasoned surfing coach and father of Chaz Kinoshita. In 2008, Chaz won the Hawaii Amateur Surfing Association’s state title in the menehune division, following in the footsteps of older Maui ripper and Kazuma protege, Kai Barger. On his blog, Matt Kinoshita explains, “Kai Barger is one of the most talented surfers that I have ever coached...I decided to train my son Chaz in the identical way.”With corporate sponsors and consistently high contest results, it’s clear that this year’s best local grom is taking his training seriously while also living up to his namesake. [BE]

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YOGA TEACHER Nadia Toraman I wonder if those who voted in this category experienced cognitive dissonance, given that namaste, a word commonly exchanged among yogic practitioners, means “the divine in me recognizes the divine in you,” or something along those lines. Basically, we are all merely sparks, miniscule pieces, of Brahma, and thus the same and, paradoxically, simultaneously unique; the equivalent of one another. But whatevs. Nadia Toraman launched Maui Yoga Shala studio in 1996 in Kuau, and continues to reprezent (yeah, I spelled that with a z) by way of Maui Yoga, a practice she developed using a blend of Ashtanga and Iyengar yoga. Plus she offers a kama‘aina rate, which is always appreciated. [KB]

Runner up: Meghan Franklin

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It’s not perfectly flat; your team will be fighting an uphill battle toward the end zone more than a few times per match, but such is life, right? So deal with it.You are in one of the coolest spots—both temperature and quality-wise—on-island, the view is groin-grabbingly phenomenal and you’re getting in some of the best cardio of your life. Plus, if you go at the right time, you’ll meet some of the most interesting people you will ever meet. Anywhere. [KB]

BARBECUING BEACH Kamaole III Obviously there are a bunch of you readers who love to barbeque at Kam III, because this beach park won by a landslide again this year, blowing the nearest competition out of the water. It seems there’s just the perfect amount of sun, shade, grass, picnic tables and barbeque pits to make this Kihei spot the best for grilling it up. Even if you don’t hang out there, you can enjoy the smell of cooking meat that wafts up to the road as you drive by. [JA]

Runner up: Launiopoko

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MMA FIGHTER Kendall Grove With the popularity of mixed martial arts exploding not just in Hawaii but worldwide, it’s a good time to be Kendall Grove. A Wailuku boy and former Baldwin High wrestler, Grove (nickname: “Da Spyder”) has carved out an indelible place for himself in the MMA ranks, winning titles and scoring a lucrative contract with UFC. Despite his success, Grove hasn’t forgotten his roots and maintains a strong presence in the Maui community, including running a Wailuku gym, giving the island’s many MMA fans something extra to cheer about—and helping encourage and inspire a new generation of athletes. [JS]

Runner up: Brandon Visher

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On Sundays, if you’re brave enough, you can always trek over to Little Beach for fire dancing and nudity galore.

SCHOLASTIC ATHLETE Bailey Massenburg

Having just completed her final year at King Kekaulike High School, Massenburg has amassed an athletic resume that belies her tender age. She starred in both track and tennis, winning titles and setting records along the way. Last month, she was inducted into the Hawaii High School Hall of Honor and was named the Gatorade Hawaii Girls Track & Field Athlete of the Year, the first time either of those honors—let alone both—has been bestowed on a King K student. Massenberg, who also achieved a 4.095 GPA, was named MIL Girl Athlete of the Year by The Maui News (you can read more about her accomplishments over at Maui News sportswriter Robert Collias’s blog, “The Bald-Headed Truth.”) [JS]

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I’m not sure what makes one beach a better spot for swimming than another, but one thing is undeniable about Big Beach: there’s a lot of it.You can swim with the cluster of people that congregate near the entrance or find your own little swimming hole away from the crowd further on down the sand. Look out for the occasional set of big waves and the boogie boarders who might be riding them. [JA]

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Paul Kauhane Luuwai Though Luuwai was the center of some controversy when he was suspended with pay as a teacher at King Kekaulike (he was later reinstated, and the reasons for the suspension remain unclear), his story has mostly been one of success and accolades. (Many colleagues and students rushed to his defense after the suspension.) A respected and driven coach, Luuwai helmed King K’s paddling team for its first five years, from 2002 to 2006, and helped usher in and popularize the sport. In 2004, the team won a state mixed division title, the first time in the school’s history that it brought back a state trophy in a team sport. Luuwai’s dedication to paddling continues; among other things, he serves as the Hawaiian Canoe Club keiki coach. [JS]

Runner up: Bobby Watson, Lahainaluna

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BAND

FEMALE MUSICIAN

Silky Ringo

Erin Smith

I don’t know if you know, but reggae-rock-Jawaiian is kind of a big deal here. Given this fact—a fact that a mere informal survey can overwhelmingly confirm—it’s no surprise that a band like this heavily Sublime-influenced reggae-rock outfit takes home top honors. They play regularly at Mulligan’s on the Wharf among other joints. [KB]

Smith has amassed quite a following in both her solo and collaborative musical endeavors, due in no small part to her steady gigging and the energy she exudes on stage. Whether it’s a solo acoustic set in a small barroom or an amped-up blowout with her band the Throwdowns, the Toronto native’s performances always seem to draw a sizable crowd, and always maintain a degree of grit that defies girly-girl rock stereotypes with a punch in the face. With the Throwdowns’ upcoming release (due out later this summer), you should expect to be hearing a lot more from Smith. [KB]

Runner up: A Kettle Prime

MANA‘O RADIO DJ

Runner up: Anuhea Jenkins

Kathy Collins Her voice unmistakable; a smoky alto on a clear day. But charismatic Mana’o Radio cofounder Kathy Collins is more than just a set of vocal cords.You’ll see her at all the choicest of Maui happenings, her petite frame and flowing hair swaying the night away on the dance floor. She plays a key role in bolstering the Valley Isle’s arts and entertainment scene as both a touchstone for top Isle musicians and artists and as an artist herself, which her autobiographical “Death Comedy Jam” performances demonstrate. It takes a lot of guts as well as spunk to live and breathe independent media, especially on Maui, and Collins pulls it off gracefully. [KB]

MALE MUSICIAN Willie K Having worked with the likes of Willie Nelson, Bonnie Raitt and Cecilio and Kapono while scooping up multiple Na Hoku Hanohano awards, Willie Kahaiali’i resides in that tier of Maui musicians whose accomplishments are louder than the actual music. But rest on his laurels he does not. With tons of gigs on-island, including an occasional appearance at the MACC, Kahaiali’i continues to be one of Maui’s hardest working musicians. In addition to his phenomenal guitar skills, he’s incredibly versatile as a musician, which leads to a unique, genre-spanning sound. [KB]

Runner up: Kanoa Kukaua

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Maui Hands There is certainly a high proportion of art galleries on-island, and understandably so. But such a profusion may actually be quite paralyzing for those who want to check out, and possibly buy, a decent piece of art or two. A gallery must have a plan, a theme, a common thread to lure people in. With its four locations (Paia, Makawao, Lahina, Kaanapali) and a somewhat enigmatic name, Maui Hands doesn’t just display a few overpriced Mauiinspired landscapes. Instead, owner Panna Speas seeks to highlight the work of artists living on Maui. This makes for a sweeping collection of paintings, ceramics, jewelry and even hand cremes for your viewing and/or purchasing pleasure. Suite 118, 200 Nohea Kai Dr., Lahaina, 808-6677997, mauihands.com. [KB]

Runner up: Schaefer International Gallery, Kahului

LOCAL DJ Alaka’i Paleka Morning Goddess KPOA 93.5 She sports an arsenal of jewelry that would make Cleopatra pull her own braids out in jealousy. She’s got a presence that’s at once disarming and commanding. KPOA’s Alaka’i the Morning Goddess is one of those people who is helping keep Maui, Maui. She is all personality and super adept at cracking jokes on the fly, even when the mic is hot. And all the while she demonstrates her benevolence by giving local bands tons of airplay—she once told me that playing and supporting local (as in Hawaiian) music is key to keeping the culture alive. [KB]

Runner up: Shaggy, Q103

AKAKU PROGRAM Maui County Council Meetings OK sure, they’re not always earth-shatteringly exciting, but this is your chance to watch the sausage get made. Chances are, the decisions handed down at County Council meetings will have a much greater impact on your day-to-day life than the national news being reported on the networks and by the cable blathering heads. Plus, love ‘em or loathe ‘em, this Council has some characters. Bottom line: it’s a way to practice a little civic involvement (and possibly even be entertained) from the comfort of your couch. Channel 54 or akaku.org. [JS]

Runner up: Maui Talks

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PLACE TO DANCE Casanova Italian Restaurant and Deli With such a huge dance floor and the volume of carb-ridden food and drink this place slings, there is really no excuse to not shake it. Not to mention the choice musical acts that Casanova brings in each weekend. You can catch everyone from Teomon & the Kryptones to Gomega to P.O.R.T.A.L., so regardless of the sound to which you prefer to get down, Casanova is your best bet. 1188 Makawao Ave., Makawao, 808-572-0220, casanovamaui.com. [KB]

Runner up: South Shore Tiki Lounge, Kihei

BEACH FOR WRITING MUSIC Baldwin Beach I refuse to get all quasi-spiritual on you, but there is an unexplainable quality about Baldwin that makes it particularly conducive to acoustic guitars (and maybe a beer or two). Perhaps it’s the view. If you’re playing solo and don’t want to be bothered, you don’t have to worry about everyone and their mother walking up to you and attempting small talk (unless you’re one of those people who desires this very thing, in which case make eye contact). But chances are you won’t be the only one wielding an instrument on this stretch of sand. Either way, play on. [KB]

I don't know if you know, but reggae-rock -Jawaiian is kind of a big deal here.

LOCAL TALK RADIO PROGRAM Breakfast Club KAOI 1110

Media consolidation has done a number on many local media outlets’ ability to provide relevant, locally focused coverage. Radio is one arena in which this phenomenon is especially apparent. Not much was left in the wake of over a decade of entities like Clear Channel, which swallowed up hundreds of stations across the country. KAOI 1110 provides a forum for local issues, and serves exclusively as an early morning talk-story session on all things Maui, including restaurants, health and fitness, the economy, you name it. Tom Blackburn-Rodriguez and Kellie Pali-Kaneshiro host, and super-cool guest hosts include Trish Smith.The show airs live every Friday at 7am. [KB]

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BAND WEBSITE/MYSPACE PAGE

LOCAL PODCASTER

akettleprime.com or myspace.com/akettleprime

Two Beer Queers

To be brutally honest, I am not sure if people are voting for the Web site itself or the actual band. But I’ll operate under the assumption that the former is the case. I have to agree that A Kettle Prime’s Web site is among the more userfriendly of local band sites. When I research a band ahead of a music review, their MySpace pages are typically loaded to the gills and thus often make my computer freeze. Which sucks. Since it’s not a MySpace profile, AKP’s Web site doesn’t do this, despite being packed with music and photo galleries—though you can’t download their tunes yet. In terms of aesthetics, their site seems to match the band’s sound, look, etc. [KB]

Runner up: myspace.com/byronbrownmaui (Byron Brown & The Derelicts)

MAKEUP ARTIST

The name pretty much says it all, doesn’t it? You don’t have to love beer to enjoy this lighthearted-yet-informative show, but it sure helps. And judging by the feedback, it’s got plenty of support from the Aloha State’s suds-heads. Take this comment, from a recent episode done on-location at the Maui Brewers Festival: “Too good guys! Wish I was there. Just as well cause I surely would have ended up curled under a tree smelling like Arrogant Bastard.” Hey, we’ve all been there. Twobeerqueers.com. [JS]

Jessica Waite This year, for the first time, we asked readers to tell us what Best of category they’d like to see, and to pick a winner. We got lots of submissions, including ones that flattered us (Best Independent Newspaper—aw shucks) and called us out (Local Newspaper with the Most Typos—ouch). But in the end, quite a few of you wanted to give props to makeup artist Jessica Waite, who, on her Web site, offers “cutting edge looks” for everything from weddings to theater productions. There are few canvases more valuable than your face, so picking the right artist is certainly important. 808-2837837 or makeupmaui.com. [JS]

Runner up: The Stuart Bedasso Show, stuartbedasso.com

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FILMCRITIQUE

BY BARRY WURST II BARRY@MAUITIME.COM

‘Ice’ the fun Third time’s a charm for animated prehistoric franchise ith his ping-pong ball eyes, outstretched nose, jittery movements and Wile E. Coyote luck, Scrat (half squirrel, half rat) is the real star of the Ice Age movies. Though a minor character, he

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Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs

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managed to steal every scene he was in, both in the delightful first installment and Ice Age: The Meltdown, the unexceptional sequel. It seemed like this series had run out of steam, but I was surprised to discover new life in the third Ice Age, which is as fun and delightful for parents as it is for keiki.

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As before, a group of offbeat creatures with celebrity voices roams through prehistoric landscapes and maintains a tight, unusual family unit. Ray Romano and Queen Latifah are an affectionate pair of Wooly mammoths, Denis Leary plays Diego the saber-toothed cat and John Leguizamo is Sid the sloth. The plot kicks off when Sid foolishly steals three large dinosaur eggs, declaring himself “a single mother,” while Latifah’s mammoth is ready to deliver a baby at any moment. A new character, Buck the one-eyed weasel, is a psychopath jungle guide voiced by Simon Pegg, whose contribution to this film is as richly funny as his work as Scotty in the new Star Trek film. The frequent appearances by Scrat—and his female nemesis, Scrat’e—are highlights once again. But the story this time is strong and engaging enough that you actually forget he’s in the movie, instead of looking at your watch and waiting for his next unfortunate battle with obsessive acorn lust. Many non-Pixar animated comedies allow pop culture gags to take over. This one

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I believe the words you’re looking for are, ‘oh crap.’ never makes that mistake, though, given the title, we do get the inevitable conclusion of Was (Not Was)’s “Walk the Dinosaur” on the soundtrack, and lots of slime jokes that cater to the youngest in the audience. As in the previous entry, I wanted more of Leary’s Diego and less of Leguizamo’s Sid, a character who is best in small doses. I also didn’t care for Latifah declaring “Talk to the Trunk!”, a line too dumb to surface in a movie this clever. Romano has most of the best lines and whenever Buck or Scrat have center stage, the movie can do no wrong.

The action is exciting (see it in 3-D), particularly during one sequence that has, I’m not kidding, the best kissing scene of the year. There’s a thinly guised subtext about mixed families and how parenting is more about love and responsibility than being related or similar. It’s all gentle and heartfelt, but isn’t crammed down your throat. This isn’t on the level of Up in terms of sophistication or profundity, but it is a cheerful, sly comedy for the whole family. MTW


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Maui Film Festival Candlelight Cinema

THE HANGOVER - R - Comedy - A bunch of dudes go to Vegas for a bachelor party and end up having to piece together what happened after they booze copiously. They’re already making a sequel to it. I’m not joking. 100 min.

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ICE AGE: DAWN OF THE DINOSAURS - PG - Animation - The adorable creatures from this animated franchise carry on, only this time there are dinosaurs, which will probably mislead another generation of kids about the nature of the fossil record. 89 min.

New This Week BRUNO - R - Comedy - Clad in skin-tight mesh, Sacha Baron Cohen (‘Borat’, ‘Da Ali G Show’) makes red-blooded homophobes painfully uncomfortable and lampoons shallow celebrity culture in one delightfully fabulous swoop. 83 min.

IMAGINE THAT - PG - Family - Eddie Murphy portrays a financial executive who turns to his daughter’s dream world of magic as his career takes a nosedive. 97 min. LAND OF THE LOST - PG13 - Comedy - Will Ferrell plays a scientist who gets sucked into a vortex that spits him out in a land ruled by dinosaurs. Unfortunately it’s the Jurassic (judging by the T-rex) and not the Cretacious, when dinosaurs where smaller. 93 min. MY SISTER’S KEEPER - PG13 - Drama When faced with the death of their daughter via leukemia, a married couple makes a choice that raises ethical questions. With hilarious results. 109 min. NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM II - PG - Comedy - A Ben Stiller-induced security guard finds himself in yet another museum wherein a pharaoh’s curse makes stuff come to life at night. This time it’s the Smithsonian. It’s got Steve Coogan and Christopher Guest, among others, which is what confuses me. 105 min. THE PROPOSAL - PG13 - Romance - This is one of those romantic comedies that periodically gets pushed out. Sandra Bullock is a domineering executive who happens to be Canadian. She marries her assistant in order to stay in the U.S. Laughs presumably ensue (for some). 107 min. PUBLIC ENEMIES - R - Action - Johnny Depp stars as John Dillinger, who robbed the same banks that drove the U.S. into the Great Depression. Christian Bale stars as the FBI dude who was on his trail under the auspices of a cross-dressing J. Edgar Hoover. 100 min. STAR TREK - PG13 - Sci-Fi - This babe-fest is a prequel to the series of events we all know and love from the original flicks, with a few mind humps thrown in for good measure. Plus: Simon Pegg - whom we all know and love from ‘Shaun of the Dead’ - plays Scotty. I would go full nerd for Simon Pegg. 126 min.

Like Jesus, but more fabulous. CHERI - R - Art, Foreign - Set in 1920s Paris, this flick delves into the weird fantasy life led by a young rich dude who was forced to end his relationship with an older woman. 86 min. I LOVE YOU, BETH COOPER - PG13 Comedy - A nerd of the class valedictorian variety professes his love for the most popular chick in school during the graduation ceremony. A highly improbable series of events ensues. 102 min.

TERMINATOR: SALVATION - R - Action Hey, you know what cash cow action franchise hasn’t been revisited on the big screen in a while? Only this time it’s 2018. John Conner is all grown up and presumably dreamy. Humanity is on the brink of eradication. Conner leads the human resistance when a mysterious and presumably equally dream stranger shows up. Do the math. 115 min. TRANSFORMERS: REVENGE OF THE FALLEN - PG13 - Art, Foreign - If there are two things I can’t get enough of, they are sequels and giant robots. In this case, the revisited giant robot race once again battles other giant robots that happen to be evil. 150 min.

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AWAY WE GO - R - Comedy - An oh-soquirky couple goes on a cross country road trip after discovering their first accidental pregnancy, and meets all kinds of characters on the way. 98 min.

YEAR ONE - PG13 - Comedy - Michael Cera and Jack Black are two hunter-gatherer types who get banished from society and have to fend for themselves. A timely post-apocalyptic how-to. 100 min.

SHOWTIMES Front Street Theater 900 Front Street, Lahaina, 249-2222 (Matinees: M-F until 6:30pm, Sa-Su until 3:30pm, Discount Tue), Bruno - R - F-W 2, 4:30, 7, 9:30 Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs - PG - Th 2, 4:30, 7, 9:30. F-W 1:45, 4:15, 6:45, 9:15. My Sister’s Keeper - PG13 - Th 2:15, 4:45, 7:15, 9:45. F-W 2:15, 4:45, 7:15, 9:45. The Proposal - PG13 - Th 1:30, 4, 6:30, 9. F-W 1:30, 4, 6:30, 9. Year One - PG13 - Th only 1:45, 4:15, 6:45. Th 9:15.

Ka’ahumanu 6 Queen Ka’ahumanu Shopping Center. 1-800326-3264 (Matinees: everyday until 4pm), I Love You, Beth Cooper - PG13 - F-W11:05, 1:20, 3:40, 6, 8:20, 10:40

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Maui Mall Megaplex Maui Mall, 249-2222 (Matinees: M-Th until 6pm, F-Su until 3:30pm), Away We Go - R - Th 2:10, 4:35, 7:05, 9:25. FW 2:10, 4:35, 7:05, 9:25. Bruno - R - F-W 12:05, 12:40, 2:15, 2:50, 4:25, 5, 6:35, 7:10, 8:45, 9:20 The Hangover - R - Th-W 1:40, 4:05, 6:30, 8:55. Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs - PG - Th-W 12:30, 1:20, 1:50, 2:45, 3:40, 4:10, 5:05, 5:55, 6:30, 7:30, 8:15, 8:50, 9:45; 3D 12, 2:20, 4:40, 7, 9:20. Imagine That - PG - Th only 1:45, 4:10, 6:35, 9 Land of the Lost - PG13 - Th-W 12:05, 2:35, 4:55, 7:20, 9:45 My Sister’s Keeper - PG13 - Th-W 1:35, 4:15, 6:55, 9:35 Star Trek - PG13 - Th 1:50, 4:40, 7:35. F-W 1:45, 4:40, 7:35. Up - PG - Th-W 2, 4:30, 7, 9:30. Year One - PG13 - Th-W 1:25, 3:50, 6:15, 8:40.

Wharf Cinema Center 658 Front Street, 249-2222 (Matinees: Tue all shows, until 6pm every other day), The Hangover - R - F-Tu 2:30, 5, 7:30, 10. SaSun Sa-Su 12, 2:30, 5, 7:30, 10. Public Enemies - R - Th-Tu 12:45, 4, 7:15, 10:20. Terminator: Salvation - R - F-Tu 12:30, 3:45, 7, 10:10. Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen - PG13 F-Tu 12:30, 3:45, 7, 10:10

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THIS WEEK’S PICKS Beyond the whore

Here’s looking at uke, kid

Friday & Saturday (July 10 & 11), 7pm, Iao Theater, Wailuku Sunday (July 12), 2pm, Iao Theater

Friday (July 10), 9pm, Eha’s, Wailuku

Remember that one time when it was rumored that Jesus was planning the Second Coming for Maui? It was a few years back. He reportedly wanted try shave ice and check out some reggae, but postponed His visit as soon as He heard that Maui On Stage’s production of Hair featured naked people on stage. In a similar vein, the choreographer of The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, which opens Friday, reportedly toned down some of the production’s already-PG13 dance routines for fear Maui audiences would find it too racy, a fear substantiated by some businesses’ reluctance to hang the production’s promo poster in their windows. (Good Lord! Are you kidding me, guys? What year is this?) Despite this, it looks to be a pretty killer show with a most excellent cast, including Paul Janes-Brown and Michael Pulliam. The plot revolves around a certain establishment that has been immortalized in the ZZ-Top song “La Grange.” Characters include politicians, football players and others who paid frequent visits to the establishment in its heyday. Runs through August 2. $20/$18 students and seniors/$15 under 18/$15 general admission on Sundays.

Remember that one time when I wouldn’t shut up about Kanekoa? Well, the universe has responded to my desperate pleas to revive the band and its uke-fueled jam stylings. With a new drummer in tow and up to speed, tonight’s gig kicks off a string of shows across the isle, which means that this band’s sizable following can exhume itself and make like it’s Dead tour. (But then again, maybe not, since unlike Dead tour, hanging out in parking lots would probably not be a good idea given the various anti-fun squads that comb this island with a vengeance, squads the county sees fit to fund with your money. Damn you, nepotism!). If you’ve never seen Vince Esquire on ukulele, then you are pretty much required to attend. With groovy originals and a list of brilliant cover choices, including “Peace Frog” and “Franklin’s Tower,” the modest dance floor at Eha’s will most certainly need some recovery time come this Saturday, roundabout 2am. Photo by Justin Orr

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Saturday (July 11), 8am, Oneloa/Big Beach, 3rd Entrance

Thursday (July 16), 7pm, Pukalani

Remember that one time when my appendix ruptured and it was so bad that that the surgeon had to do an exploratory laporatomy, which left a six-inch scar down the center of my lower abdomen? And how I used to tell everyone that it was a shark bite I received while boogie boarding? A surprising number of people actually believed me, but if you haven’t heard, let me be the first to tell you: you will never get bitten by a shark. Unless you have a seal-like physique and enjoy swimming in chum. That being said, this weekend has a killer two-birds-one-stone kind of event in store. It’s the Save Makena 2nd Annual Skim Board Contest, a chance to check out some of the best skimmers on island (or, if you’re one of them, compete with others of your ilk). It’s also a chance to learn about Save Makena and their efforts to stop developers from building in the area. Plus, you’ll be at the beach, so you can go for a swim…unless you’re afraid of sharks.

Have you ever been to a poolside event at sunset that wasn’t cool? Even if the multipurpose room of the Tavares Community Center at the Pukalani Pool isn’t the swanky venue you might be imagining, it’s free and sponsored by friends in high places (literally)! Thanks to the Friends of the Haleakala National Park (fhnp.org), Maui biologist Dr. Art Medeiros will present his “Endangerment of the Kumulipo” lecture next week at 7pm. Dive in with Medeiros’ review of the formation of the Hawaiian archipelago, “yielding the (planet’s) highest endemism,” and a discussion on land use history and current restoration efforts of Haleakala’s southern slopes. Plus, learn a little about the NP’s new Nu’u District—a 4,100-acre acquisition of an ahupua‘a extending from the crater rim to a half-mile of Kaupo shoreline. I’ll admit, as a Kula kid who’s frolicked and fished out there since “small kid times,” the topic does touch a tender spot of sentimentality in me—but the new opportunities for biological and cultural preservation are important to all. So, though this party will feature no DJ and require no dapper duds, the event still deserves a packed house. [Anu Yagi]

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Big Shows Richard Ho’opi’i - Fri, Jul 10. This legendary Maui-born falsetto singer and guitarist gives a free performance at center stage. 6:30 p.m. Maui Mall, 70 E. Kaahumanu Ave. 871-1307. Hula Festival - Sat, Jul 11. Celebrate this ancient Polynesian art with performances from several halau, including Dance International, Te Tiare Patitifa, Na Pua Malia and Halau Hula O Keola Ali’iokekai. Free. 11:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Maui Mall, 70 E. Kaahumanu Ave. 871-1307.

Stage Auditions: The Odd Couple (Female Version) - Sat. Women of all ages and experience levels are encouraged to try out for this Maui On Stage production, the first in the ‘09-’10 season set to run in late September. Call to make an appointment or view the script (available at the MOS office). 1 p.m. Iao Theater, Wailuku. 2448680 x23. All My Sons - Mon. This month’s installment of Maui OnStage’s Bare Essentials Theater brings us Arthur Miller’s All My Sons. It revolves around a man who sold defective aircraft parts in order to keep his business in the family.This is the production that landed the legendary playwright squarely on the radar of McCarthy’s House Un-American Activities. Free. 6:30 p.m. Iao Theater, 68 N. Market St. 242-8680. Mulan - Thu-Sun, Jul 9-26. This is based on the Disney version, but it is a Maui Academy of the Performing Arts keiki summer camp performance type deal, so . Thu-Sat 7:30 p.m.; Sun 2 p.m. Steppingstone Playhouse, Queen Kaahumanu Center, 275 W. Kaahumanu Ave. 877-3369. The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas - FriSun. Jul 10-Aug 2. This musical is a lighthearted look at a smalltown brothel frequented by politicians and others. $15-20. Fri & Sat, 7:30 p.m.; Sun 3 p.m. Iao Theater, Wailuku, 96793. 242-6969.

Tickets on Sale Pete Kater & Dominic Miller - Thu, Jul 23. Sting Guitarist Miller and Grammy-winning pianist Kater come together for a night of very mellow music. $30. 7:30 p.m. McCoy Studio Theater, MACC. 242-7469. Leiohu Ryder Save Honolua Benefit - Sat, Jul 25. This extremely spiritual purveyor of Hawaiian music will perform in a remote and absolutely beautiful location in the Honolua Valley. Bring a flashlight, lawn chair and cooler. Special seating will be available for kupuna. $20. 5 p.m. Honolua Valley (just past the one-lane bridge). (909) 891-0084. Diplo - Sat, Aug 1. This producer and DJ is referred to as the ambassador of Baile Funk. Paste magazine called him a mad genius and his “Paper Planes” was nominated for the 2009 Grammy for

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Song of the Year. Tickets available at honoluluboxoffice.com, Wokstar (Kihei) and The Wine Corner (Paia) or by calling 550-8457. $15/$20. 9 p.m. Charley’s, 142 Hana Hwy. 579-9453. Priscilla Party 2009 - Sat, Aug 1. This annual LGBT shindig is brought to us by Both Sides Now. As usual, it’s expected to be a most excellent blowout with food, drink, dancing and entertainment. This year’s theme is vintage military attire. Tickets available at both-sides-now.org. $25/$35 door. 2-8 p.m. Sugarman Estate, Makena. America - Sat, Aug 8. These dudes sing the “A Horse With No Name” (shame on you for thinking that was Neil Young!), “Sister Golden Hair,” “Ventura Highway” and a dozen other country-inspired 70s rock tunes. 6 p.m. A & B Amphitheater, MACC, One Cameron Way. 242-7469. Maui Calls - Fri, Aug 14. It’s that time again. This gigantic MACC fundraiser is considered the wine tasting event of the year, and features musical performances, gourmet food from top chefs and more. Vintage aloha wear is encouraged. $175. 6 p.m. Events Lawn, MACC. 242-2787 ext. 225. The Fixx - Thu, Aug 27. King Michel Productions brings this 80s fixture to Maui. The Fixx is perhaps best known for the tune “One Thing Leads to Another,” or maybe “Saved by Zero.” $33.50-$43.50. 7 p.m. Maui Theatre, 878 Fronth St. 800-745-3000. John Legend - Thu, Sep 10. No way. This most excellent young soulful singer/composer will probably sell out quickly. A portion of proceeds from ticket sales go toward an effort to improve living conditions in African villages. $65/$55/$45. 7:30 p.m. Castle Theater, MACC. 242-7469.

Events THURSDAY, JUL 09 Hawaii Coffee Association Conference and Trade Show - Thu-Sun, Jul 9-12. Those who consume coffee with great veracity should take note, as this three-day event includes coffee roasting demonstrations, coffee cupping, farm tours, speaker sessions, an awards banquet and much more. $250. Maui Tropical Plantation, 1670 Honoapiilani Hwy. 244-7643. Kanikapila with Poki - Each Month the Lahaina Restoration Foundation features a top Hawaiian music artist. This time it’s Jason Kealaokala Sadang, a musician accomplished in many genres. He plays while the lei ladies string flowers. Bring a blanket or chair and a lunch. Free. 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Baldwin Home Museum, 696 Front St. 661-3262. Artist Demonstration - George Allan shows how to create compelling and inspired paintings. Free. 3-5 p.m. Village Galleries, Ritz Carlton, Kapalua. 661-4402. Quickbooks for Small Businesses - Richard Kehoe will show you how to make this program

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work for your operation. $45. 5-8 p.m. Maui County Business Resource Center, Maui Mall. 873-8247. New York City: A Guide - Visiting or relocating to a new place, especially a humongous metropolis such as NYC, can be quite a dizzying experience. This lecture will help orient those headed there for the first time. $34. 5:30-7:30 p.m. VITEC - MCC Office of Continuing Education and Training,. 984-3231. Nutrition Lecture - Holistic health doctor Steve Blake will discuss the role that Omega-3 fatty acids play in our health. Free. 6:30-8 p.m. Kula Hospital, 204 Kula Hwy. 878-1221. Cinema Night - Cafe Mambo will be hosting an evening of classic and cult classic films for the 21 and older crowd. This week’s flick is Y Tu Mama Tambien. 9 p.m. Cafe Mambo, Paia. 579-8021. Satsang with Jackie O’Keefe - This spiritual leader will conduct this practice over four days in Paia and Kihei. The practice aims at eliminating dualistic thought and other misguided mindsets. Thu and Fri: 7-9 p.m., Rinzai Mission, Paia ($15). Sat: 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Deeksha House, Kihei ($70); Sun 12-4 p.m., Deeksha House ($50). 891-1936.

FRIDAY, JUL 10 Wo Hing After Dark - A chance to check out some rare Chinese artifacts and other facets of the olden days after the sun goes down. Films on this topic will also screen. Happens every Friday. $2. 18 p.m. Wo Hing Museum, Front Street, Lahaina, 96761. 661-3262. Karaoke - You’ve got the goods. Bust it out for a larger audience. 6 p.m. Queen Kaahumanu Center, 275 W. Kaahumanu Ave. 877-3369. Reiki Demonstration - This ancient art has been on the isles since the thirties. Come see what it’s all about. Free. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Unity Church Maui, 483 High St., Wailuku. 280-7704. Art Exhibition - Shawn Ardoin knows fish. His work consists of mixed media on canvas boldly portraying colorful marine life. A chance to talk story, have a glass of wine and check out his stuff. Free. 7 p.m. Maui Hands Galleries, 612 Front St. 573-2021. Paia Mantokuji Mission Obon Festival This Buddhist tradition is a chance to acknowledge the memory of those who have gone before in a most festive and colorful way. Saturday and Sunday. 8-10 p.m. Paia Mantokuji Mission. 579-8051.

SATURDAY, JUL 11 HMSA Health Fair - A chance to get free information on lung health and other key aspects of longevity. Free. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Queen Kaahumanu Center, 275 W. Kaahumanu Ave. 877-3369. Jewelry Making Demonstration - Shauna demonstrates how to make creative jewelry pieces, some of which will be available for purchase. Free. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Village Galleries, Ritz Carlton, Kapalua. 661-4402.

Mobile Pet Adoption - Take home an adorable dog or cat in need of some loving peeps. In the parking lot, across from Starbucks. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Queen Kaahumanu Center, 275 W. Kaahumanu Ave. 877-3369. Rummage Sale - Sale of gently used goods will benefit MECO’s Maui United Way. 7 a.m.-12 p.m. MECO Auditorium, 210 Kamehameha Ave., Kahului. 871-8461. Swap Meet - From camo hunting gear and koa carvings to vintage aloha postcards and delicate, locally-crafted jewelry, this place pretty much has it all. Killer produce market, too. Admission: 50 cents. 7 a.m.-12 p.m. Maui Community College, Kahului Harbor side. 877-3100. Olowalu Work Day - Help restore this area to its natural state. Bring proper gear. 7-11 a.m. Olowalu Cultural Reserve, Honoapiilani Highway (mauka). 214-8778. Maui Mele: Skimboard Contest - Save Makena’s 2nd annual contest showcases the Valley Isle’s top skimmers while serving as an excuse to hang out at the beach, as if you needed one. Learn about Save Makena by stopping by their booth. 8 a.m. Oneloa/Big Beach. 357-3134. Seed Gathering - Predications for this year’s harvest are looking dismal. Maui Restoration Group is among lead organizers of an event that will focus on gathering seeds in the Auwahi dryland forest on the slopes of Haleakala. Bring terrain and climate appropriate clothing as well as snacks and water. Meets at Ulupalakua Ranch Store. 8 a.m.-4 p.m. 573-8989. Ko’ie’ie Fishpond Workday - Fishponds were vital to ancient Hawaiians. ‘Ao’ao O Na Loko I’a O Maui seeks to restore this south Maui fishpond to its original state, and invites the public to come help. 8-11 a.m. South Kihei Road, Kihei, 96753. 359-1172. Leilani Farm Sanctuary Work Day - This facility rescues injured and abused farm animals. You can help them out by coming down today and performing some farm maintenance chores, including mulching, trail maintenance, barn cleaning and combing bunnies. Call to reserve. 8:30 a.m. Leilani Farm Sanctuary, 270 W. Kuiaha Rd., Haiku. 298-8544. Maui Raceway Park Work Day - A chance to help maintain this venue as one of Maui’s only legal places to have a race. 8:30 a.m. Maui Raceway Park, Puunene. 385-8090. Church Bazaar - Complete with bouncy castle, handmade cultural crafts, a fashion show and even a Guitar Hero challenge. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Ekalesia O Kupaiana, 357 Waiale Rd. Wailuku. 244-7329. Email Management Workshop - Learn how to organize your inbox, attach documents to outgoing messages and more. $59. 9 a.m.-12 p.m. VITEC - MCC Office of Continuing Education and Training,. 984-3231. House of the Sun Solar Tour - A tour of homes and businesses that save money using solar energy. See up close how solar power works


The Grid lists nightly entertainment at bars, clubs, cafes, other non-dinner serving establishments, as well as restaurants with entertainment after 9pm.

AMBROSIA 1913 S. Kihei Road, Kihei - 891-1011

CAFE MARC AUREL 28 N. Market St. Wailuku - 244-0852

CASANOVA 1188 Makawao Ave., Makawao - 572-0220

CELLAR 744 744 Front St., Lahaina 661-3744

CHARLEY’S 142 Hana Hwy., Paia - 579-8085

COOL CAT CAFE Wharf Cinema, Lahaina - 667-0908

DOG & DUCK IRISH PUB 1913 S. Kihei Rd. - 875-9669

EHA’S POOL BAR 1234 Lower Main, Wailuku - 242-1177

Thursday 07/09

Friday 07/10

Saturday 07/11

Sunday 07/12

Monday 07/13– Wednesday 07/15

House of S.I.N. No cover, 10pm

House Boutique No cover, 10pm

Erin Smith No cover, 10pm

Escape Sundays

MON - A Kettle Prime/Casa Del Sol; TUE - Slackin’ Tuesdays; WED - Dub Step Wednesdays

Rio Thing

Steve Zuwala

Gene & Shea Argel

Casanueva Tango

Sudden Rush $10, 10pm

Dr. Nat & Rio Ritmo $10, 10pm

Upcountry Sundays: Gail Swanson

WED - Ladies’ Night, $10, 10pm

Alternative Night

TBA

TBA

Teen Night (coming soon)

TUE - Front Street Jam/Open Mic; WED - DJ Rozak (Rock)

Wavetrain $5, 9pm

Dave Carroll No cover

Erin Smith No cover

MON - Peter; TUE - Live Jazz; WED - Whaleshark, No cover

Quiz Night w/ DJ Chile Dog; 8pm

Pau Hanas

Byron Brown 10pm

Ms. Beaver

MON -Jordan & Friends; TUE - Dart Night

Cherryette Sapphire

Kanekoa

Sneak Preview

Pool Tournament

TUE - Pool Night; WED - Jam Night

Club Ultra Fab w/ DJ Michael Fong; $5, 10pm

The Girly Show w/ DJ Michael Fong; $5, 10pm

Pac Vibe

Karaoke

Karaoke

TUE - Pool Tournament; WED - Ladies’ Night

Ladies’ Night

HARD ROCK CAFÉ 1913 S. Kihei Rd., Kihei - 891–8010

ISANA 515 S. Kihei Rd., Kihei - 874-8199

JACQUES 120 Hana Hwy., Paia - 579-8844

WED - An Evening With Patricia Watson; 8pm

Jimmy Mac & the Kool Kats; $5, 10pm

900 Front St., Lahaina - 667-7400

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TUE - Danyal Alana

Dave Carroll No cover

1445 S. Kihei Rd., Kihei - 874-4041

1088 Lower Main St., Wailuku - 244-4888

Studio 142 w/ Flash & DJ Teomon & the Kryptones / Ray; $10, 10pm Dan De Lion; $10, $10pm

Orin & Junior

GIAN DON’S GREEN LEAF SPORTS BAR

MON - Open Mic; TUE - Arthur James

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and how some are trimming their electric bills and achieving energy independence. Free. 9 a.m.-12 p.m.’ 1 p.m.-4 p.m. Islandwide. 579-8288. Ilokano Language and Culture - Learn about this segment of the Filipino population, which speaks the third most common language in Philippines. $94. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. VITEC - MCC Office of Continuing Education and Training,. 984-3231. Book Signing - Author Sydney Theadora will be signing copies of her most recent novel, The Hawaiian Island of Kaho’olawe. 9-11 a.m. Hawaiian Village Coffee, 4405 Honoapiilani Hwy. 808-665-1114. Keyboard Workshop - This one-day music class shows you how to accompany yourself on keyboard. $39. 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. VITEC - MCC Office of Continuing Education and Training,. 984-3231. Pruning - A workshop on how to best manage plants that tend to have a bit of overgrowth. $49. 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. VITEC - MCC Office of Continuing Education and Training,. 984-3231. Vision Quest Workshop - A preview of the upcoming multi-day Ike Pono Vision Quest Workshops, conducted by Bruce Conching. $40. 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Maui Beach Hotel, Kahului. 214-7597. Creative Healing Through Watercolors This VITEC workshop shows participants how to overcome fear with the aid of watercolors. $44. 1-4 p.m. VITEC - MCC Office of Continuing Education and Training,. 984-3231. Keyboard Shortcuts Workshop - Mousing around can be a waste of time. Learn the quickest way to maneuver through various applications. $59. 1-4 p.m. VITEC - MCC Office of Continuing Education and Training,. 984-3231. Virtual Art Show - Touring art exhibits have a huge carbon footprint. Instead of contributing to the madness, Wyland Galleries is broadcasting its show to multiple galleries. Pieces include a mural that was displayed at the 2008 Beijing Olympics and a slew of eco-friendly paintings to be displayed during the 2010 Winter Olympics in

Vancouver. 12-4 p.m. Wyland Galleries, 711 Fonrt St., Lahaina. 435-6603. Filmmaking and Screenwriting Workshop - Learn the key techniques in transforming your vision into a finished product. Study everything from story structure to camera angles. $45. 2-6 p.m. Temple of Piece, Haiku. 310-712-1293. Intro to Pole Dancing - Learn the basics of this sexy way of getting fit. Starts with a Pilates warmup. Call to register. Ladies only. $25. 3-4:30 p.m. Pole Room, Body in Balance Pilates Studio, 142 Kupuohi St. #F-2, Lahaina. 661-1116. Blast to the Past - Piilani Village Shopping Center is celebrating 50 years of statehood by going back to the 50s, hula hoops, bubble gum and a performance by Jimmy Mac and the Kool Kats. Plus: swing dancers and a classic car contest. 47 p.m. Piilani Village Shopping Center. 878-1888.

Botanical Garden Tour - Guided tour of the oceanfront Botanical Gardens and Nature Sanctuary. Vegan refreshments will be served. Call to register. Suggested donation of $15. Spirit of Aloha Oceanfront Botanical Gardens. 572-6000.

SUNDAY, JUL 12 Maui Summer Festival - Check out the West Side’s first annual weekly summer festival, which features live music, food, art and a farmer’s market. Free. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. 505 Front St., Lahaina, 96761. 667-2514.

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Roi Roundup Spearfishing Tournament - Law enforcement officials, current or retired and from all levels, are invited to participate. Target fish species are all invasive, so this competition also serves to benefit the environment. 6 a.m.-6 p.m. Hard Rock Cafe, 900 Front St., Lahaina. 667-7400.

Backyard Jam - This weekly pa’ina on mauitime.com features hula performances courtesy Wheelchair Tennis - A rare of Tihati Productions as well as an all chance for individuals who would you can eat island food buffet and otherwise be unable to engage in tennis to do discounted drinks. $30. 5:30 p.m. Sheraton Maui just that. Tennis player Karl Kahui and Resort and Spa, 2605 Kaanapali Pkwy. 661-0031. Paralympian Beth Arnoult are among this sesArt Reception: Perceptions of Maui sion’s instructors. 9-11 a.m. War Memorial Gym, Photographic artist Jacqueline Livingston exhibits Kahului. 270-7979. her Maui-inspired prints. Tonight’s reception is a Maui Young Business Roundtable Field chance to talk story with the artist about her vision. Trip - MYBRT is gathering roundtable members Free. 6-8 p.m. Banyan Tree Art Gallery, 648 Wharf and their spouses for a tour of the Makena St., Lahaina. 661-0111. Wastewater Reclamation Facility, followed by a Shamanic Journeying - Features a dinner, lecround of golf at Makena North Golf Course. Catch ture and meditation under the instruction of facilitaa shuttle at Makena Golf Course parking lot. 12-5 tor Hank Wesselman, PhD. $40. 7-10 p.m. Maui p.m. 270-0516. Soul Yoga, Kula 200. 573-6734. Fourth Annual Naish Paddleboard Art Opening: Darren Quinn - Abstract artist Championships - Kanes and wahines 18 and Darren Quinn has had quite a life. Come check out over are welcome to participate in this 9.54-mile some of his bold prints, have a cocktail and groove race from Maliko Gulch to Kahului Harbor. Check to the sounds of Ray Masters. 7-11 p.m. Wow-wee out mauipaddleboard.com for more details and to Maui’s Kava Bar, 33 N. Dairy Rd. 871-1414. register. $60. 575-7409.

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MONDAY, JUL 13 Hula Show - A dazzling and reverent demonstration of this most important art. Free. 10 a.m. Queen Kaahumanu Center, 275 W. Kaahumanu Ave. 877-3369. Look Good...Feel Better - A chance for cancer survivors to learn new beauty and skin care tips. 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Kaiser Permanente Maui Lani Clinic, 55 Maui Lani Pkwy., Wailuku. 243-6050. Computers for Beginners - If you’re still dumbfounded by computers, this VITEC workshop will get you up to speed. $59. 1:30-4:30 p.m. VITEC - MCC Office of Continuing Education and Training,. 984-3231. Intro to Reiki - A lesson in this ever-popular form of healing by touch. $39. 5:30-8:30 p.m. VITEC MCC Office of Continuing Education and Training,. 984-3231. Maui Camera Club - Meet other shutterbugs like yourself at this monthly meeting. 6 p.m. Hale Mahaolu Elima Community Hall, Kahului. 242-1003.

TUESDAY, JUL 14 Move over Arthritis - A workshop offering tips on beating arthritis pain. 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Kaiser Permanente Maui Lani Clinic, 55 Maui Lani Pkwy., Wailuku. 270-7308.

WEDNESDAY, JUL 15 Business Structure Workshop - Learn about which type of business structure would be most effective for your business idea. 12-1 p.m. Maui County Business Resource Center, Maui Mall. 873-8247. Lecture: Obon Festivals in Hawaii - Kay Fukumoto of Maui Taiko will speak about the historical, religious and cultural aspects of the Obon Festivals at this week’s meeting of the Kihei/Wailea Rotary Club. $5; $18 including lunch. 12-1 p.m. Hotel Wailea (formerly Diamond Resort). 344-3141.

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DA KINE CALENDAR Ongoing Building Supplies Drive - Mon-Sat. Donate the old. Find supreme deals on building supplies. Help a needy family build a decent home. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. 399 N. Market St, Wailuku. 986-8050. Daily Yoga - Daily (except Sun & Wed). Yoga classes for all levels are offered in lower Kula. Restorative yoga, asana alignment, vinyasa flow and women’s yoga classes. Georgi Abelenda instructs. Call for more information. Kula. 280-6171.

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Dept. of Health. Free Hepatits A & B Vaccines also available. Times and locations vary around the island. 984-2129. Low Cost Accupuncture - Mon-Fri. This Upcountry clinic offers treatments for under $30. No appointment necessary. Mon.-Fri., 8-1 and 4-7. 1170 Makawao Ave. (Next to Casanova). 276-6037. Maui Quilt Guild - Tue. Meet other quilters in this monthly open meeting. 6 p.m. Hale Mahoalu Elima Community Center, Kahului. 572-1168.

East End Nature Hike - Daily. A kanaka tour guide will lead hikers through the Kipahulu area of Haleakala Park, including a bamboo forest, Waimoku Falls and Kapahu Living Farm, which features lo’i kalo. An excellent way to learn about the area’s history, nature and culture. Organized by the Kipahulu Ohana. 12:30-4 p.m. Kipahulu, Hana side. 248-8558.

Maui Singles Investment Club - Tue. This event gives Maui singles a chance to mingle while learning about investments. 5:30-7 p.m. Cary & Eddie’s Hideaway, Kahului. 579-9249.

Free HIV/Hepatitis C Testing and Counseling - Mon-Fri. Available from the Hawaii

Free Hatha Yoga Class- Kihei - Wed. Classes focus on breathing as you gently stretch into and out of a variety of poses and postures, revitalizing and toning the entire system creating a sense of flexibility, well-being, peace and much much more. All levels. 8-9:15am. Waipuilani Park, Kihei. 344-8068.

Ukulele Lessons - Tue. Learn some strumming techniques to impress your friends. Free. 5:45 p.m. Lahaina Cannery Mall. 661-5304.

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Non-Profit Polynesian Dance - Tue. Support the kids of the Napili Kai Foundation by watching their Polynesian dance show. $10 adults, $5 kids. 5:30 p.m. 669-6271.

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Maui Camera Club - Wed. Are you a die-hard photographer who’s looking to improve? Here’s a chance to talk with other shutterbugs and learn new ways of capturing amazing photos. Happens every second Monday. 6-8 p.m. Maui Adult Day Care, 11 Mahaolu St., Kahului, 96732. 871-5804. Biofeedback - Fri. Mary Higgins, QXC/SCIO practitioner, helps you energetically rebalance after living yet another day in a toxin-filled world. Walk-ins only. Sliding scale pricing. 2-5 p.m. Dragon’s Den. 573-2424. Job Club - Fri. Get help preparing resumes, contacting prospective employers and interviewing. Free. 3-5 p.m. Job Connections of Maui. 871-4143. Papale Pepe Na Kupuna Knitting & Crocheting Club - Every Fri & Sat. This group meets every second Saturday and last Friday to knit and crochet caps, scarves and lap blankets for chemo patients, Hale Makua and Women Helping Women. 1 p.m. Kahului, call for details. 214-9864. Habitat for Humanity - Sat. Spend a few hours helping a family in need get secure shelter. 9 a.m. Call for details. 893-0334. Kahului Lions Club - Sat. Anyone interested in being involved is encouraged to attend this dinner meeting. 6 p.m. Maui Beach Hotel. 243-7402. Line Dancing - Sun. Practice your tush push ya’ll and come on down for some line dancing by the Maui Paniolo Posse. Lessons: 6:30 p.m.; Dancing: 7 p.m. Lahaina Cannery Mall. Boo Boo Zoo Volunteer Orientation Mon. The East Maui Animal Refuge rescues and rehabilitates goats, sheep, pigs, deer and the like. This no-kill shelter invites the public to come help care for these adorable little guys. It’s probably one of the most rewarding things one can do. 9 a.m.-12 p.m. 25 Malu Aina Place, Haiku, 96708. 572-7964. Soroptimists of Maui Meeting - Wed. Visitors are welcome at this meeting of business and professional women that’s dedicated to

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Dance Israeli and International Folk Dancing Daily. Israeli and international folk dancing takes place at Grace Church, Kula, Sundays 4-6 p.m. Israeli folk dancing happens at The Jewish Congregation of Maui, Kihei, Tuesdays 6-8 p.m. 280-1051.

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Free Yoga Class - Wed. Rejuvenate your senses with this Hatha Yoga class. It takes place on the green between tennis courts. And it’s free. 8-9:15 a.m. Waipualani Park, Kihei. 344-8068.

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improving the lives of women and girls in our community. 4:30 p.m. Hale Mahaolu Elima Community Hall, Kahului. 264-1775.

Shakin’ Keiki - Fri. Come see little hula dancers in adorable outfits doing the cultural dance of their ancestors. Free. 3:30 p.m. Lahaina Center, 900 Front St. 667-9216. Hula Classes - Sat. Every Sat. Halau Kawaianuhealehua holds open hula classes for children, teen and adult wahines and kanes. 9 a.m. Maui Waena School.

Hula Show - Every Sun & Sat. Get a taste of Hawaiian history and culture. Free. 1 p.m. Maui Mall, Kahului. 877-8952. High Hopes Square Dance Club - Mon. A place for beginners to pick up some steps and seasoned square dancers to show off their moves. Free. 7 p.m. Hannibal Tavares Community Center, Pukalani. 572-0671. Pipe Up - Mon. No experience is needed for drummers and bagpipers at these open, free lesson and practices for the Isle of Maui Pipe Band. 6 p.m. Call for Direction. 876-0154. Senior Line Dancing - Mon. Line dance lessons for people 55 or better. 8:30-10 a.m. Kaunoa Senior Center, Sprecklesville. 270-7313.

Swing & Lindy Hop Dancing - Mon. You’re money, baby. This group incorporates rock, hip hop and anything else rooted in jazz. 7-10 p.m. Kenolio Recreation Center, 131 S. Kihei Rd., Kihei, 96753. 344-8180.

Keiki After-School Help - Mon-Fri. Hui Malama Learning Center offers after-school homework help and classes. Call for directions and hours. 244-5911. Athletic Club Outreach - Every Tue & Thu. Got tough kids? Get them instruction on Olympic weightlifting, power lifting, body building and sports-specific weight training by an experienced team of coaches. Ages 11-19. Free. 4:45-6 p.m. St. Mark Weightlifting Hall, Good Shepherd Episcopal Church, Wailuku. 244-4656. Free Keiki Art Classes - Every Mon, Tue, Wed & Fri. Lahaina Arts Society offers free children’s art classes island wide. MON - Lahaina Surf Hawaiian Housing, 3-5 p.m. TUE - Baha’i Faith Maui Center, Makawao, 9-11 a.m. Ka Hale A Ke Ola, Wailuku, 4-6 p.m. WED - Baha’i Faith Maui Center, 9:30-11:30 a.m.; Honokowai Kau Hale, 2:30-4:30 p.m. THU Paia Elementary, 2-4 p.m. FRI - Kahekili Terrace, Wailuku, 3-6 p.m. Haiku Boy’s and Girl’s Club, 3-5 p.m. For more info call 661-0111. West Side Storytime - Every Tue & Sat. Lahaina’s biggest bookseller is hosting keiki story time, so get them hooked on reading early. Tue., 10 a.m.; Sat., 11 a.m. Barnes and Noble, Lahaina.


The Grid lists nightly entertainment at bars, clubs, cafes, other non-dinner serving establishments, as well as restaurants with entertainment after 9pm.

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Friday 07/10

Saturday 07/11

Sunday 07/12

Monday 07/13– Wednesday 07/15

Vince Esquire Band No cover

Kenny Roberts No cover

Way Back Machine No Cover

Kahala No cover

TUE - Da Ha-Y-ans, No cover WED - Chico & Da Kine, No cover

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845 Front St., Lahaina - 661-4811

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Salsa Night $7, 10pm

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Salsa w/ Barbara & Neto No cover, 9pm

Hot Heineken Nights 10pm

Junior & da Boys

TUE - Industry Night

Rock Fever Remedy 9pm

Friday Night Live 10pm

All Access Xclusive Saturdays; $10, 10pm

KAHALE’S BEACH CLUB 36 Keala Pl., Kihei - 875-7711

KAHULUI ALE HOUSE 355 E. Kamehameha, Kahului - 877-9001

KIMOS 136 Dickenson St., Lahaina - 667-5555

LOS PELONES Lahaina Cannery Mall - 661-9900

LULU’S KIHEI 1945 S. Kihei Rd., Kihei - 879-9944

LULU’S LAHAINA Lahaina Cannery Mall - 661-0808

Kenny Roberts

MON - Industry Night; TUE - Classic Surf Cinema; WED - DJ

MAI TAI LOUNGE 839 Front St., Lahaina - 661-5288

MAUI BREWING CO. Kahana Gateway Center - 669-3474

MOOSE MCGILLYCUDDY’S 844 Front St., Lahaina - 667-7758

The La Fontains 9pm

MULLIGAN’S ON THE BLUE Cinema Center, Lahaina - 661-8881

Wee D’ono No cover, 10pm

OCEANS BAR & GRILL 1819 S. Kihei Rd. - 891-2414

PINEAPPLE GRILLE 200 Kapalua Drv. Lahaina - 669-9600

WED - Open Mic Night

DJ Hurricane 9pm

TUE - DJ Hurricane; WED - Rock Fever Remedy

Curtis Love 10pm

100 Kaukahi St., Wailea - 874-1131

MULLIGAN’S AT THE WHARF

DJ Hurricane 9pm

The Flying Sheep Problem No cover, 9pm

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Keiki Dance With Lori Lewis - Every Thu & Fri. Creative Movement for ages ranging from 15 mos. to 5 years old. Call Lori for details. Studio Maui, Haiku (Thu.); Little Explorers, Wailuku (Fri.). 573-5456. Keiki Issues? - Thu. The Parent Project, a program for parents of strong willed children. Wrestle the phone away from the child and make that call. Free. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Hui Malama Learning Center. 289-5050. Story Time - Thu. Keiki story time and crafts. Free. 10 a.m. Hawaiian Village Coffee, Kahana. 665-1114. Toddler Story Time - Thu. Brush up on the latest in children’s books with your little one. Free. 10 a.m. Makawao Public Library. 573-8785. Yu-Gi-Oh - Sat. Little gamester get out your cards and get ready for a Yu-Gi-Oh tournament! Free. 3 p.m. Lahaina Cannery Mall. 661-4766. Swimming Lessons - Sun. Valley Isle Aquatics is offering keiki swimming lessons in conjunction with the County of Maui, Community Classes. Folks can call or go to www.valleyisleaquatics.com for further information. 12:15-4:15 p.m. Kihei Aquatics Center. 572-4665. Yo Yo Workshop & Demo - Sun. Yo Yos are silent, so encourage your kids to learn how to use them and finally get some peace and quiet! Free. 45 p.m. Maui Toy Works. 661-5304. Keiki Chess Club - Mon. For little masterminds age 8-12. Taught by magician Neil Bruce. Free. 2:304 p.m. Makawao Public Library. 573-5313. Keiki Shots - Wed. (Central Maui) Bring children up to the age of 18 without medical insurance in for vaccinations. Bring all immunization records. Walkin basis. Free. 12-3 p.m. Wailuku Health Center. 984-8260.

Environment Daily Onsite Coral Reef Naturalist Program - Mon-Fri. Learn names of fish you’ve seen while snorkeling and how to protect Maui’s

Catfish Ringo No cover, 10pm

Yoahmama No cover, 6pm

All Access Entourage 10pm

Live Music 10pm

Damien Awai

Brian Como & Friends

The Vince Esquire Band 10pm

WED - Willie K

Ryan Silky No cover, 10pm

MON - Dubfire, No cover, 10pm; TUE - Unifires; WED Open Mic WED - Wet Wednesdays w/ DJ Blast, No cover, 10pm

reefs at PWF’s free Coral Reef Information Station. 8 a.m.-12 p.m. Ulua Beach, Wailea. 808-249-8811.

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Kanaha Beach Project - Every Tue & Thu. Join group leader Val Magee in helping restore the natural landscape. Bring water, snacks and sunscreen. Meet at the Canoe Hale. . 8:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. Kanaha Beach Park. 808-294-8811 ext. 1.

Ashtanga Northshore - Daily (except Sat). This series of Ashtanga yoga moves is performed in the Tradition of Shri K Pattabhi Jois. $10 suggested donation. Mon-Fri 10 a.m. & 6 p.m.; Sun 11 a.m. Spreckelsville (Call for details). 269-9003.

Save Honolua - Tue. Meeting to inform, educate and involve the community on the proposed development of Honolua Bay. 6:45 p.m. Lahaina Civic Center. 870-0052. Smarter than a Sand Crab? - Mon-Fri. Get free info about marine life and answers to all those pesky questions that keep you up all night at this PWF info stand. 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Ulua Beach, Wailea. 249-8811. Weed and Pot Club - Wed. Did that get your attention? Push up your sleeves and rake, hoe and pull weeds in a beautiful garden setting. 8:30-10:30 a.m. Maui Nui Botanical Gardens, Kahului. 249-2798.

Healing Movement Classes for Cancer Patients - Every Tue & Thu. Using Dragon & Tiger, an ancient self-healing system based on Chi Gung, this movement series releases stress, lessens pain and illness, and increases energy for cancer recovery and prevention. Free. 3-4 p.m. Kahului YMCA. 243-2999.

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Maui Coastal Land Trust Service Project - Fri. PWF’s Volunteering on Vacation program gives you a chance to help save unique dune ecosystems in Waihee. Help weed out invasive plants and get a free t-shirt for your efforts!. 7:45 a.m.-12 p.m. Maui Coastal Land Trust, Waihee. 808-294-8811.

Honokowai Valley Restoration - Sat. Visit remote Honokowai Valley, and help save archeological sites of old Hawaii, pull invasive plants and possibly plant native species. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Honokowai Valley, West Maui. 808-294-8811 ext. 1. Save the Forest - Sun. The Pacific Whale Foundation is hosting a group of ten volunteers to pull invasive pine trees near Hosmers Grove. Transportation is provided. Pick ups: 7:30 a.m., Harbor Shop, 300 Ma`alaea Rd; 8:15 a.m., Upcountry Tavares Community Center. 856-8341.

Lahaina Canoe Club Weekly Paddle - Daily. Get buff, talk story, check out the scenery. Thu., 8 a.m.; Sun., 10 a.m. Hanako’o Beach Park (Canoe Beach). 870-6466. Maui Croquet Club - Every Sun, Tue & Thu. You could be an amazing croquet player and not even know it. No mallet? No problem. 2-5 p.m. Waipuilani Park, Kihei. 879-0087.

Naish Paddleboard Championship Registration - Daily. The fourth-annual whathave-you will take place July 12th, dude. A 9.54 mile course going from Maliko Gulch to Kahului Harbor. Open to dudes and chicks over 18. Visit www.mauipaddleboard.com to register. $50. Group Run - Wed. Group meets at Kihei Community Center. Open to runners of all ages and fitness levels. Sponsored by Valley Isle Road Runners. Free. 5:30 p.m. Piilani Highway and Lipoa Parkway. Paddling for Women Cancer Survivors Every Mon & Wed. Get together with the Pink Ladies of Mana’olana for canoe paddling. Sponsored by the Pacific Cancer Foundation. 8:30 a.m. Maui Canoe Club. 243-2999.

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Tai Chi - Every Mon & Fri. Get your Tai Chi in during your lunchbreak with Dr. Lorrin Pang. Free. noon12:45 p.m. State Building Plaza, Wailuku. 984-8200. Free Racquetball Lessons - Sat. Yoofs aged 13-17 can learn oforehand, backhand and other serving techniques. Games will be played for the course’s final four weeks. Course goes until July 18. 10 a.m.- 12 p.m. Maui Family YMCA. 242-9007. Kimo’s 32nd Annual Longboard Contest Every Sun & Sat. In memory of Rob Thibault, this no cord, single fin 9 ft.+ contest is now in the holding period. Competition happens every weekend, granted there are waves. Call Jack Starr for more info. 205-9500. Volleyball Day - Sat. Bump, set, spike! Open to everyone. Free. 12 p.m. Kamaole III Beach Park, Kihei.

Art Altered Forms: A Ceramic Exhibition Daily. A showcase of Hawaii artists that highlights strange and new ways of dealing with ceramics. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Hui No’eau Arts Center, Makawao. 572-6560. Meet the Artists - Daily. Every day the Four Seasons’ resident artist will be on hand to discuss his or her work. 8 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Four Seasons Resort and Spa, 3900 Alanui Drv., Wailea, 96753. 874-8000. WOW! - Wed. Every Wed. Wailea on Wednesdays presents live island music, gallery receptions, artist appearances and more. Featured artists this week include the Twins and Ben Kikuyama, whose work will be on display at Lahaina Gallery. 6:30-8 p.m. 897-6770 x2. Art Night - Fri. Stroll through Lahaina Town’s many art galleries. Special gallery shows, featured artists-in-action and refreshments. Each week features a different guest artist. Featured artists this week include the Twins, whose work will be on display at Lahaina Gallery. Free. 6:30 p.m. Lahaina. 661-6284.

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Farmers market, Art/Craft Fairs Farmers’ Market and Craft Fair - Every Tue, Wed, Fri & Sat. Great deals on locally grown produce and locally made goods. 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Maui Mall, Kahului. 871-1307. Ho`olokahi Arts & Crafts Fair - Every Tue & Fri. Fresh flower lei-making classes from 9-11 a.m. on Fridays. 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Wailea Beach Marriott Resort south lobby. 879-1922.

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Ohana Farmers & Crafters Market - Every Tue, Wed & Fri. 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Queen Ka’ahumanu Shopping Center. 877-3369. Farmers Market of Maui - Every Mon, Wed & Fri. Sample the goods at this local market for fresh produce. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 61 S. Kihei Rd. Honokowai Farmers Market - Every Mon, Wed & Fri. Lots of fresh local produce plus baked and canned goods. 7-11 a.m. Lower Honopiilani Hwy. Napili Craft Fair - Every Mon, Wed & Sat. Proceeds earned from sales of these locally-crafted goods go to Maui Family Support Services. 9 a.m.4 p.m. Napili Plaza, Napili, 96791. 242-0900.

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Resort Craft Fair - Every Wed & Fri. Hawaiian arts and crafts. 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Renaissance Wailea Beach Resort. Aloha Craft Fair - Fri. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Maui Mall. 872-4320. KBH Craft Fair - Fri. Cultural crafts and live demos. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Ka`anapali Beach Hotel lobby. 667-5978. Organic Farmers Market - Sat. Fresh produce that’s cheaper than the grocery store. 6:30 a.m.noon. Eddie Tam Memorial Center.

Poetry Open Mic - Every night is open mic night at Hawaiian Village Coffee. Kahana Gateway location, call 665-1114. Poetry Slam - Every First Fri. Poets 13 and over are encouraged to share their stuff with the First Friday crowd. Pieces are limited to three minutes. $5. 8 p.m. The Promenade (Wailuku Food Court), 2050 Main St., Wailuku, 244-3993.

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Canoes - Sun, Jazz w/ John Maritano, Brian Cuomo & Friends. 3-6. 1450 Front St., Lahaina. 661-0937. Cheeseburger In Paradise - Mon, Tue, Scotty Rotten; Wed, Fri, Harry Troupe; Thu, Sat, Sun, Brooks McGuire. All sets 4:30-10:30 p.m. 811 Front St., Lahaina, 661-4855. Cool Cat Cafe - Thu, Erin Smith; Fri, Sat, Dave Carroll; Sun, Wed, Whale Sharks; Mon, Mickie Moore; Tue, Jazz; . all sets 7:30-10 p.m. Wharf Cinema Center, Lahaina, 667-0908. Hula Grill - (Early sets) Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat Ernest Pua’a; Sun,Mon, Kawika Lum Ho; Tue, Jarret Roback. Early sets 3-5 p.m. (Followed by) Thu, Braddah Brian & Roy; Fri, Brian, Roy & Kawika;. Sat, “TBA”; Sun, Ryan Tanaka & Friends; Mon,Oversized Productions; Tue, Roy & Friends; Wed, An Den. Late sets 68:30 p.m. 2435 Ka`anapali Parkway, Building P, 667-6636. Java Jazz/Soup Nutz - Mon-Sat, Acoustic music. All sets 7 p.m. 3350 Lower Honoapi`ilani Rd., Honokowai, 667-0787. Kimo’s - Mon- Wed, Sat, Sun, Sam Ahia. Fri, deAquino Bradaz. All sets 6:30-8:30 p.m. 845 Front St., Lahaina, 661-4811. Leilani’s On The Beach - Fri, Scott Baird;. Sat, JD and Harry; Sun, Kilohana. All sets 2:30-5 p.m. 2435 Ka`anapali Pkwy, Building J, 661-4495. Moose McGillycuddy’s, Lahaina - Fri, Llayne & Pro Ed; Sat, Mark & Mike. All sets 6-9 p.m. 844 Front St., 667-7758. Mulligan’s at the Wharf - Fri, Hawaiian music with Uncle Louie. 5-7 p.m. Wharf Cinema Center, Lahaina, 661-8881. Pioneer Inn - Thu, Ah-Tim Eleniki; Tue, Captain Billy Bones; Wed, Greg Di Piazza. All sets 6-8 p.m. 658 Wharf St., Lahaina, 661-3636. Rusty Harpoon - Thu, George Kahumoku, Jr., 79 p.m., Tue, Willie K., 7-9 p.m., Wed., Evan Schulman, 7-9 p.m. 2290 Kaanapali Pkwy., Ka’anapali. 661-3123.

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Santa Fe Cantina - Tue, Ryan from Silky Ringo; 5-8 p.m. Fri, Mike Carrol & Friends, 4-7 p.m. Sat, Damien Awai; 5-8 p.m. 900 Front St., Lahaina, 667-7805.

Sea House Restaurant - Thu, Fri & Sat, Kincaid Basques; Su, Andrew Kaina; Mon, Albert Kaina, Express Yourself - Every Mon. Tue, Kincaid Basques; Wed, Albert Open Mic Night with music, song, on mauitime.com Kaina. All sets except Sat. 7-9 p.m. poetry! Free. 7 p.m., Cafe Marc Sat set is 6:30-9p.m. Napili Kai Aurel, Wailuku, 244-0852. Beach Resort, 5900 Honoapi`ilani Poetry Reading - Every second Rd., Napili, 669-1500. Tue, read your original work, your favorite poem, or just come to be inspired. Free. 6:30 p.m., Lahaina Public Library, 662-3950. Beach Bums Ma’alaea - Tue, Randall Rospond, Open Mic - Every Saturday the Maui Media Lab 5-8 p.m. 300 Ma’alaea Rd. 243-2286. hosts an open mic night for poets, musicians and Haui’s Life’s A Beach - Thu, Erin Smith. 1913 others who want to be heard. Sessions are recordSouth Kihei Rd., 891-8010. ed and fed to the internet. All ages are welcome. Longhi’s - Sat, acoustic music. 10:30-11 p.m. Free. 6-9 p.m., Maui Media Lab, Baldwin Ave, 3750 Wailea Alanui Dr., 891-8883 zumatribe@yahoo.com.

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WEST MAUI BJ’s Chicago Pizzeria - Wed-Fri, John Kane; Sat, Harry Troupe; Sun, Greg DiPiazza; Mon, Tue, Marvin Tevaga. All sets 7:30-9:30 p.m. 730 Front St., Lahaina, 661-0700.

Ma`alaea Grill - Thu, Fri, Sat, Benoit Jazz Works. Wed., Kenny Roberts. All sets 6:30-9 p.m. Maalaea Harbor, 243-2206. Mulligan’s on the Blue - Thu, Rick Glencross Fri, Gail Swanson; 6-8 p.m.; Sun, Celtic Tigers, 6:30 p.m.; Mon, Acoustico, 7 p.m. Tue, Louise & Ortiz; 6:30-8:30 p.m.; Wed, John Cruz, 7:30 p.m. 100 Kaukahi St., Wailea, 874-1131.


The Grid lists nightly entertainment at bars, clubs, cafes, other non-dinner serving establishments, as well as restaurants with entertainment after 9pm.

Thursday 07/09

Friday 07/10

Saturday 07/11

RB STEAKHOUSE 2290 Kaanapali Pkwy - 661-3123

SANSEI - KAPALUA 115 Bay Dr., Lahaina - 669-6286

SANSEI - KIHEI 1881 S. Kihei Rd., Ste. KT116 -879-0004

Bingo Pajama

Unifires

MON - Silky Ringo;TUE - Willie K

Karaoke

Karaoke

TBA

Karaoke

Karaoke

Karaoke

SANTA FE CANTINA

UFC 100

Kamaaina Night

MON - Ladies’ Night; TUE - Ryan from Silky Ringo

DJ Magnetic No cover, 10pm

Rob Yamanoha No cover, 10pm

MON - DJ Blast; TUE - DJ Nature Boy; WED - ADD Twins; All no cover, 10pm

900 Front St., Lahaina - 667-7805

SOUTH SHORE TIKI LOUNGE 1913 S. Kihei Rd., Kihei - 874-6444

Monday 07/13– Wednesday 07/15

Live Music

Kahana Gateway, Kahana - 669-8889

RUSTY HARPOON

Sunday 07/12

DJ Slackin No cover, 10pm

DJ Sonny No cover, 10pm

SPORTS PAGE GRILL & BAR

Vince Esquire Band

2411 S. Kihei Rd., Kihei - 879-0602

STELLA BLUE’S 1279 S. Kihei Rd., Kihei - 874-3779

STOPWATCH SPORTS BAR

TBA

TBA

Karaoke

Karaoke

Karaoke

Karaoke

MON - WED - Karaoke

DJ Del Sol

Uncovered

Passion w/ DJ Del Sol

Tradewinds

WED - Freshly Squeezed w/ N8 Castro

Karaoke

Crunch Pups

Ryan Robinson Band

Gina Martinelli / Open Mic Night

MON - DJ Slackin; TUE - Billy & the Bad Dogs WED - Rick G

1127 Makawao Ave., Makawao - 572-1380

TIFFANY’S 1424 L. Main St., Wailuku - 249-0052

TIMBA 505 Front St, Ste. 212, Lahaina - 661-9873

TIP-UPS TAVERN 1279 2. Kihei Rd., Kihei - 874-9299

UNISAN 2102 Vineyard St., Wailuku - 244-4500

WATERCRESS

Waiehu Beach Center, Wailuku-243-9350

Karaoke

MON - WED - Karaoke

Live Music

Karaoke

UFC 100

Karaoke

South Shore T iki Lounge - Sat, Erin Smith; Mon, Rob Yamanoha. All sets 4-6 p.m. 1913 Kihei Rd., Kihei Kalama Village, 874-6444.

Moana Cafe & Bakery - Wed, Benoit Jazzworks; 6:30-8:30 p.m. Fri., Poni Brendan, 6:309:30 p.m. Sat, Steve Sargenti 6:30-8:30 p.m. 71 Baldwin Ave., Paia, 579-9999.

The Lounge - Sun, Ron; -Mon, Joshua K; Tue, Tarvin; Wed, Howard, Thu, Hallie.; Fri, Espresso; Sat, Crazy Fingers. Sun-Thu 7-10 p.m., Fri-Sat 7:3011 p.m. 6:15-9:45 p.m.

Stella Blue’s - All sets 4-6 p.m. Thu, Steve Sargenti; Fri,. Ahamanu Elu; Sat, Joe Bennett; Mon, Mondokane; Tue, Tom Conway; Wed, Dan & Anne. 1279 S. Kihei Rd., Kihei, 874-874-3779.

Flatbread Pizza - Every first Wed, Tom Conway & Randall Rospond. 6-9 p.m. Flatbread Pizza, 89 Hana Hwy., Paia. 579-8989.

■ ROYAL LAHAINA RESORT

Taqueria Cruz - Tue & Sat Live music. All sets 69 p.m. 2395 S. Kihei Rd., Kihei. 875-2910. Tommy Bahama’s Tropical Café - Wed, Sat, Merv Oana; Sun, Howard Ahia Thu; Fri Margie; Tue Jamie Lawrence. All sets 6-10 p.m. The Shops at Wailea, 875-9983. Tradewinds Poolside Cafe - Thu, Kawika Lum Ho; Fri, Gina Martinelli; Sat, Monda Kane; Sun Merv Oana, Mon, Bobby Ingram & Fulton Tashombe; Tue, Rama Camarillo; Wed, Kaleo Cullen. All sets 6-9 p.m. The Maui Coast Hotel, 2259 S. Kihei Rd., 874-6284.

CENTRAL MAUI Brigit & Bernard’s Garden Cafe - Fri. Joe Cano and Eddie Aviles, 6:30-9 p.m. 335 Hoohana St., Kahului. 877-6000. Café Marc Aurel - Live Music on various days. Mon, Open Mic Night. 7:30 p.m. 28 N. Market St., Wailuku, 244-0852. Kahului Ale House - Thu, O‘Kaleo. 5 p.m. Wed, Kilohana. 6 p.m. 355 E. Kamehameha Ave., Kahului. 877-9001. Main Street Bistro - Th-Fri, Rhythm & Blues with Freedom. 5-7:30 p.m.. 2051 Main St., Wailuku, 244-6816.

UPCOUNTRY MAUI Hana Hou Cafe - Wed, Dorothy Betz and Les Adam with Vince Esquire. Thu, Haiku Hillbillys. Sat, Live music. Mon., The Hula Honeys. All sets 6-9 p.m. 810 Haiku Rd, Haiku Cannery, 575-2661.

Green Banana Cafe Music - Tu, Shea Argel. Th, Indio. Sa, Soundwave, 6-8 p.m. Green Banana Cafe-The Shops at Paia Bay, Paia. 579-9130.

MON - Karaoke; TUE - Pac Vibe; WED - Karaoke

2780 Keka`a Dr., Ka`anapali, 661-3611 Royal Ocean Terrace - Thu, Fri, Sat, Live Hawaiian. 6-8 p.m.

■ THE FAIRMONT KEA LANI MAUI

4100 Wailea Alanui, 875-4100 Lobby Bar - Nightly, 5:30-9:30 p.m., Live music. MULLIGAN’S ON THE BLUE

100 Kaukahi St., Wailea, 874-1131 Wailea Wednesdays w/ WIllie K - Wed, 7:30-10 p.m.

■ SHERATON MAUI HOTEL

■ THE SHOPS AT WAILEA

2605 Ka`anapali Pkwy, 661-0031

3750 Wailea Alanui

Lagoon Bar - Live music nightly, All sets 6-8 p.m. Torchlighting and cliff diving ceremony at sunset nightly.

East Wing - Wed, 6:30-8 p.m., Marti Kluth.

■ HYATT REGENCY MAUI RESORT & SPA 200 Nohea Kai Dr, Lahaina, 661-1234

■ THE WESTIN MAUI RESORT & SPA

■ WAILEA MARRIOTT

2365 Kaanapali Parkway, 667-2525

3700 Wailea Alanui, 879-1922

Umalu - Thu, Off Tomorrow, 6-9; Live music nightly. All sets 4-6 & 7-9p.m. Torch lighting ceremony nightly.

Ono Bar & Grille - Fri, Brian Haia; Sat, Keali’i Lum; Sun, Raz Shaggai; Wed, Scott Baird Duo. All sets 6-9 p.m.

■ KAANAPALI BEACH CLUB

Tropica - Thu, Fri & Wed, Benny Uyetake; Sat & Mon, Mitch Kepa; Sun, Keali’i Lum; Tue, Steve Sargenti; . All sets 6-9 p.m.

RESORT SHOWS WEST MAUI

104 Ka`anapali Shores, Lahaina, 661-2000 Ohana Bar & Grill - Wed, Thu, Live music; Fri, Patrick Major; Sun, Wayne and Friends; Mon, Tue, Ernest Pua`a. All sets 5:30-9:30 p.m. Torch lighting ceremony nightly. ■ KA`ANAPALI BEACH HOTEL

2525 Ka`anapali Pkwy, 661-0011 Tiki Courtyard - Sun-Thu, Leokane, 6 p.m. Friday, Halau Friday Hula show. 6-9 p.m. ■ KAPALUA RESORT

1 Bay Drv. Lahaina, 669-6400 Merriman’s - Fri & Sat. Ranga Pae, 5:30-8:30 p.m. ■ NAPILI KAI BEACH RESORT

SOUTH MAUI

Lower Courtyard - Wed, 6:30-8 p.m., Jamie Lawerence and Friends.

Kumu Bar & Grill - Nightly, Hula dancing. 69 p.m. Mele Mele Lounge - Nighly, Live music. 911 p.m. ■ MAUI PRINCE HOTEL

5400 Makena Alanui, 874-1111 Molokini Lounge - Mon, Wed, Fri, Sat, Mele

■ FOUR SEASONS RESORT WAILEA 3900 Wailea Alanui, 874-8000 Lobby Lounge - (Early sets) Thu, Steve Repollo and Alan Villeran; Sat, Mon, Island Style Trio with hula dancing. Early sets 5:307:30 p.m. (Followed by) Thu, Sal Godinez and Marcus Johnson; Sat, Mon, Nils and Anastasia; Sun, Pam Peterson and Rudy Baria; Late sets 8:30-11:30 p.m. Torchlighting ceremony nightly.

5900 Honoapi`ilani Hwy, Napili, 669-1500

■ GRAND WAILEA RESORT HOTEL & SPA

Thu, Fri, Tue. Kincaid Kupahu; Sat, Coelho Morrison; Sun & Wed, Andrew Kaina; Mon, Albert Kaina. All sets 7-9 p.m.

3850 Wailea Alanui, 875-1234

■ RITZ CARLTON

p.m., Strolling Hawaiian Duo.

`Ohana Duo. Tue, Thu Ron Kuala’au; Sun-Thu sets 6-9 p.m.; Fri, Sat sets 6-10 p.m. Sun, Mele `Ohana Duo, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Mon, Wed, Fri, Hula performance, 6-6:45 p.m.

EAST MAUI ■ HOTEL HANA-MAUI

Hana, 248-8211 Paniolo Lounge - Thu-Sun, Live music. 6:309:30 p.m. Main Dining Room - Thu, Sun, Hula dancing.

Botero Bar - Wed, 5:30-9:30 p.m., Live music.

7:30-8:15 p.m.

Humuhumunukunukuapua`a - Nightly, 5:30

1 Ritz Carlton Drive, Kapalua, 669-6200

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CANCER (JUNE 21-JULY 22)

Being a good person—even a saintly one—doesn’t exempt you from unjust bullshit. Things happen to you regardless of whether you deserve them, or any notion of fairness. Someone who’s less obsessed with their own virtue might react to those events with a shrug, thinking, “It’s about time,” instead of, “It’s not fair.” Consequently they’d get through this crap with more speed and ease than you’ll likely experience, because you’re apt to squander a lot of time carping on the injustice of it all, and feeling sorry for yourself. Try not to do that. Shit just happens.

LEO (JULY 23-AUG. 22)

Get those creative juices flowing. Lately, you’ve been doing a lot of crap that’s likely to constipate your inspiration and creativity, mind-dulling shit like work, drunken partying, or just zoning out in front of the tube. No wonder there hasn’t been much originality from you recently. Luckily, it’s easy enough to jumpstart your creative mind, and nothing so complicated as finding a muse, attending a workshop, or doing exotic drugs. It’s just making time and space—ideally by phasing out some of the shit that’s obstructing your creativity and replacing it with exactly nothing. Your busy imagination, if you’re patient enough, will do the rest.

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VIRGO (AUG. 23-SEPT. 22)

Yes, you performed an astonishing feat—but don’t fool yourself into thinking you pulled the sword from the stone. Before you dress up for your coronation or ticker tape parade, remember that things aren’t how they were back in good old King Arthur’s time. Your accomplishment, while amazing today, will probably be mostly forgotten tomorrow. Enjoy the gratitude, but if you want to maintain your rep as a minor miracle worker, be prepared to pull a new sword from a new stone tomorrow, and again the day after that, ad infinitum. Sorry, that’s just the way it works.

LIBRA (SEPT. 23-OCT. 22)

Are you as bored with the lingering guilt you feel about a past mistake as I am? I wonder if you’re even consciously aware of all the things you do to cope with it or try to ignore it—but they’d become incredibly obvious if they were suddenly unnecessary. If you could rid yourself of the burden of remorse, you’d feel so light and free. I want that for you. This week’s an excellent time to shed the layers of accumulated regret you’ve worn so long they fit you like a second (and third, and fourth) skin. How to molt, though? It might be as simple as making amends, but it could also involve something more complicated. I have a feeling you already know what might do the trick. Go try it.

SCORPIO (OCT. 23-NOV. 21)

I dreamt that trees were prisons for reincarnated souls serving time for mistakes made in previous lifetimes. They were designed to give these past-life criminals plenty of time to think, but also the chance to experience utter helplessness should anyone decide to brutally trim their branches, set them on fire, or cut them down. Hopefully you’ve done nothing so awful as to deserve such a fate, but I can’t help noticing how little effort you’ve been making to rectify the mistakes you have committed. You’re not a tree. You’ve got legs to walk, a mouth to talk, and hands to pick up and dial a phone. Use them while you’ve got them.

SAGITTARIUS (NOV. 22-DEC. 21)

What you’re up to now is about as effective as stuffing your mattress with cash to prepare for a bleak economic future. If you really want to set yourself up well, you invest in crap that’s likely to have value in a crashed economy; in the cash-stuffed-mattress future, dollar bills might best double as toilet paper. If you’re really interested in preparing for a worst-case (or best-case) scenario, you need to actually think about what that might look like, and prepare accordingly. You’ve been guessing instead of really thinking. Stop being lazily knee-jerk and start being smart.

CAPRICORN (DEC. 22-JAN. 19)

Just saying no is no way to kick an addiction. Negatives (“Drugs are bad, mmkay?”) will never trump positives. If our oversized brains were indeed that powerful, no one would have trouble quitting smoking or anything else. In this case, we’re simple, pleasure-seeking creatures. If you really want to quit something, your best strategy is dumping so much positive stuff—namely, sources of tangible pleasure—on the other side of the scale, that this side just can’t compare. If by quitting smoking, for example, you get to have a hundred better things in your life—all of which would go away if you lit up—never picking up another cancer stick becomes a no-brainer.

AQUARIUS (JAN. 20-FEB. 18)

Giving up and throwing out all progress at the first real hitch is the sign of a foolish, spoiled child. While no one wants to beat their heads against something that is ultimately doomed to failure, not persisting a bit more than you have is quite simply a form of self-sabotage. It’s allowing your worst fears (“See, I told you it wouldn’t work!”) to control your reality, when in fact all that’s required is stubborn willpower. You have that, in spades, but you’ve been reluctant to exercise it. Some idiot (perhaps even me) convinced you it’s better to just “go with the flow.” No. Swim in the direction you know you want and need to go, even if it’s upstream the whole damn way.

PISCES (FEB. 19-MARCH 20)

Your innate duality has already taught you the value of sometimes following (or even enforcing) rules, and occasionally bending or breaking them. Your flexibility is mostly more virtue than flaw, unless you take it to extremes. Unfortunately, you Fish can often be just that bit too accommodating and flexible, especially when someone with a forceful personality (or a stunning smile) gets involved. (You’re exceptionally screwed if someone who’s both bossy and sexy shows up.) In this case, the rules make sense. They’re worth heeding. Don’t let a pretty tyrant make you do something you shouldn’t. This isn’t about meekly obeying the rules just because they’re there. You’ve already demonstrated you have the guts to do your own thing when necessary. This is about doing what’s best for all concerned—and that means sticking to your guns and insisting that it’s all done by the book.

ARIES (MARCH 21-APRIL 19)

You know a bad idea when you hear one—yet you sometimes get caught up in them anyway. Why is that? Is it a habit of ignoring your gut, low self-esteem, or simply a masochistic tendency to get yourself tangled up in messes you’ll need help getting out of (or getting over)? Some of your friends have seemingly infinite amounts of patience and forgiveness, but I wouldn’t count on that. Even though their supply appears inexhaustible, it does have limits, and you’re treading closer to them than you think. Heed your own instincts this week, and just keep yourself out of trouble.

TAURUS (APRIL 20-MAY 20)

Squeezing in your passions between your supposed obligations is fine as a temporary measure, during some kind of crunch time. But as a general rule of thumb, it’s very poor. What’s the point? If you’re not going to make the things you deeply care about the main focus of your life—during at least some part of your week, anyway—how much can you really care about them? Your priorities are all screwed up, and they’re a lot easier to change up than you seem to think. Stop fooling yourself, and make the things (and people) you really care about occupy proportional chunks of your life, already.

GEMINI (MAY 21-JUNE 20)

I hate people who brake at the end of a highway ramp. It’s so dumb and dangerous. Instead of using the ramp to accelerate and smoothly merge into traffic in a safe and intelligent way, they force themselves to have to go from zero to sixty in a matter of seconds. You know you may have to shift into high gear and proceed at top speed any time now—so don’t slow down and definitely don’t stop. Ideally, a light tap on the gas pedal should be enough to get you to the velocity you’ll need. If you have to floor it and pray, you’re doing something very wrong.

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BEST OF MAUI 2009 WINNERS INDEX 808 Deli A Kettle Prime A Saigon Cafe Alaka'i Paleka Morning Goddess Alexander's Fish & Chips Aloha Discount Liquor Aloha Island Shaved Ice Aloha Mixed Plate Amigo's Anthony's Coffee Co. Anuhea Jenkins Baby Beach Bailey Massenburg Baldwin Beach Park Bamboo Forest Barnes & Noble Beach Bums Bar & Grill Big Brothers, Big Sisters Bill Best BJ's Chicago Pizzeria Black Rock Bobby Watson Borders Books & Music Bounty Music Brandon Visher Breakfast Club KAOI 1110 Bruno Goldberg Cafe Mambo Cafe O'Lei Caitlin Cole Casanova Italian Restaurant & Deli Chaz Kinoshita Chow fun Clay Marzo Cool Cat Cafe Craigslist.org political forum Da Kitchen Dave Bauss Det. Clyde Holokai Down to Earth Natural Foods Dr. Bennett's Med Spa Dragon Dragon Chinese Restaurant Dusty Payne Elise Clothing Co. Erin Smith Fat Daddy's Smokehouse Feast at Lele Fiesta Time Flatbread Company Four Seasons Resort Fresh Mint Fried Ice Cream Fu Lin Chinese Restaurant Gazebo Restaurant Gladys Baisa Gov. Linda Lingle Grace Beauty Grand Wailea Resort Haleakala Distillers, Rum Hana

23 46,49 31 47,48 21,32 28 39 20,28,35 24 32 46 41 44 40 41 9 20 15 46 39 40 45 9 13 44 48 11 24,31 23,24,28 42 39,48 42 37 42 31 16 20,28,35 20 18 30 9 32 42 8 46 20 36 24 39 13 23 37 32 25,27 14 16 11 13 37 19

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16 21 16 43 13 20 32 23 49 43 32 14,18 36 25 21 9 15 21,23,32 45 39 23 9 36 12 25 35 21 21,26,35 47 47 46 40 10 9 22,48 14 15 12 41 8 20 27 22 11 8 20 49 28 35 39 14 49 15 16 10 40 46 36

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