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VOLUME 13 • ISSUE 09
5 NEWS & VIEWS Coconut Wireless has harsh words for the Victorino beer dumper and the CEO of Whole Foods. Kolea Schonwalter digs up some good news about forest restoration. Rob Report
cracks down on Operation Greenharvest. A peeping Tom and a face-stabber offer really weak excuses in News of the Weird. Eh Brah! hits back at a bully. Readers talk tourism in Editor’s Inbox.
THIS WEEK’S QUESTION You’ve been granted the power of invisibility. What’s the first thing you do? Editor: Jacob Shafer (808) 283-1308 / email@example.com Drink an invisible beer Calendar Editor/Staff Writer: Anu Yagi (808) 264-8039 / firstname.lastname@example.org Sunbathe nude Proofreader: Dina Wilson Contributors: Jessica Armstrong, Caeriel Crestin, Beau Ewan, Doug Levin, Jared Libby, Greg Mebel, Heather Nicholson, Rob Parsons, Ron Pitts, Chuck Shepherd, Ynez Tongson, Barry Wurst II
12 FEATURE STORY Anu Yagi takes a spin with Requests Music, the last record store on Maui, and wonders if it’s a dying breed worth saving.
14 FOOD & DRINK Wailuku stand Island Tacos adds finger-lickin’ sliders to the menu and shiny new Diamonds Ice Bar & Grill opens its doors in Kihei.
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18 FILM Barry Wurst II says Quentin Tarantino’s WWII epic Inglourious Basterds is a misspelled, bloody, historically inaccurate masterpiece.
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BY JACOB SHAFER JACOB@MAUITIME.COM
[ Coconut Wireless: The week in review ] HYPER LOCAL The Federal Emergency Management Agency and state Department of Land and Natural Resources held a meeting in Kihei this week to answer questions about revised Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRM), which gauge flood risks for different areas. According to a County press release, “Major changes to the FIRM include newly flood-mapped areas of Waikapu, as well as Kamaole and Kaluaihakoko Gulches in Kihei. Other areas affected are located throughout the island.” (You can view the maps—and if you’re a homeowner it’d be a good idea—at gis.hawaiinfip.org/fhat.) It’s interesting that this news arrives in the midst of a national debate about health care. With flood insurance, the most at-risk homes are required to have coverage. With health care, it’s exactly the opposite: the more at-risk you are, the harder it is to get a policy. Gee— almost seems like the system’s rigged in favor of the insurance companies… I’ve had several people contact me about the beatings that occurred this past weekend in Makawao, in conjunction with an event we promoted in the August 13 Picks of the Week. Though details remain murky, a Maui News account confirmed that one man was hospitalized with “major facial injuries,” including a “shattered orbital.” Witnesses say some of the young men responsible were wearing mouth guards, suggesting this was no spur-of-the-moment attack. Police are treating it as a felony assault; at press time no arrests had been announced. Excessive violence is always deplorable, but in this case the fact that it happened outside a fundraiser for a youth program adds a layer of tragic
irony… There are a lot of reasons to blast the Cubs fan who dumped a beer on Maui boy Shane Victorino during a game at Wrigley Field in Chicago. Most of the more obvious ones have been discussed ad nauseum. Here’s one that’s flown under the radar: When security shows up to nab the culprit, the guy who actually did it (some suburbanite named Johnny Macchione who later confessed, apologized and turned himself in, presumably after his mommy threatened to take away his allowance) can be seen pointing to another fan, who gets kicked out while Macchione slips away. Let this be a lesson kids: if you must be an idiot, at least don’t be a coward…
LOCAL As Hawaii marks 50 years of statehood, everyone from the Honolulu Advertiser to the New York Times has weighed in, with the result a predictable mix of nostalgialaced platitudes tempered by parenthetical nods to Native Hawaiian sovereignty and the sagging visitor industry. So far no one, as far as I’ve seen, has nailed the issue in all its complexity and contradiction, if such a thing is even possible… It’s been nearly 48 years since leftist radical Dwight Eisenhower (who also, incidentally, signed the Admissions Act) warned against “the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by the military-industrial complex.” In the intervening decades those words have proven to be frighteningly prescient. Exhibit Z: an August 17 Pacific Business News item titled “Hawaii companies get military contracts.” The companies in question are Oahu construction outfit Nan Inc. and Tesoro Hawaii Corps., a subsidiary of the Texasbased oil giant. Nan Inc. will get $39.7 million to build housing for the Navy, while
Tesoro netted $186.7 million to provide jet fuel. Defense Department figures show that, since 2003, the two companies have received close to $1 billion in combined military contracts. That seems like a lot—and it is—but it’s all relative: in the same timeframe, Lockheed Martin has gobbled up more than $73 billion. (For a breakdown of those contracts and a look at the hauls of other companies, visit militaryindustrialcomplex.com.) How about a little more from Ike: “[The] conjunction of an immense military establishment and a large arms industry is new in the American experience. The total influence—economic, political, even spiritual—is felt in every city, every statehouse, every office of the federal government. We recognize the imperative need for this development. Yet we must not fail to comprehend its grave implications.”… Repent ye therefore, and be converted: The state Department of Taxation says it collected more than $14 million in May and June during a month-long amnesty period wherein financial sinners were offered a chance to make good on unpaid or underreported taxes without penalty. Though the “get out of jail free” card has been rescinded, “officials still welcome taxpayers coming forward,” according to a Honolulu StarBulletin report. I bet they do…
NOT LOCAL The reaction to Whole Foods CEO John Mackey’s Wall Street Journal op/ed has been a tad overblown. Mackey, for those unfamiliar, offered a critique of Obama’s health care proposal (though there isn’t, as far as I can tell, really a proposal to critique—but whatever). Mackey’s argument is the classic free market mantra: keep insurance private, deregulate the industry and everyone will prosper, except for the people who don’t, but
they must not have worked hard enough. (I’m paraphrasing of course, but here’s something Mackey actually wrote: “While all of us can empathize with those who are sick, how can we say that all people have any more of an intrinsic right to health care than they have an intrinsic right to food, clothing, owning their own homes, a car or a personal computer?” That’s right: access to medicine = owning a Dell.) Anyway, my point is that, while you may disagree with Mackey, don’t act all shocked that the owner of a big corporation is fiscally conservative and opposed to government regulation. What I take issue with isn’t Mackey’s original piece, but a blog entry he posted on the Whole Foods site three days later. Though he didn’t back down from his main stance, Mackey did offer two “clarifications”: the piece was his opinion and not that of Whole Foods, which has “no official position on the issue”; and the editors at the WSJ screwed him. To the first point, though he doesn’t explicitly say, “I’m speaking on behalf of my company,” Mackey mentions Whole Foods (which is opening a store in Kahului next year, by the way) multiple times, and uses the company’s health plan as a model for what the country should be doing. Also, to reiterate: he posted the message on the Whole Foods blog. Forgive us for seeing the line as slightly blurred. To the second point: blaming an editor for twisting your words (yes, of course I’m biased) is weak to the weakest power. You don’t want someone else to alter your words? Use a tiny fraction of your vast fortune and publish the damn thing yourself. So, to recap: John Mackey, government-subsidized health care opponent— totally cool in a free society; John Mackey, backpedaling, buck-passing weasel—not cool, free society or no. MTW
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The forest for the trees Volunteers help revive a dying wao akua “
eople said we were crazy,” recalled Caleb Kahele at a presentation earlier this month at the Tavares Community Center. Kahele was one of nine Americorps volunteers who pitched in to restore an endemic leeward forest on Haleakala, an effort that was spearheaded by Dr. Art Medeiros. Medieros said he began wondering almost a decade ago if there was any hope for the wao akua, the “god forests.” As the handpicked volunteers gave presentations about their eightweek internships, it became clear the answer is “yes.” As the restoration progressed, Medieros says he realized that, even as people were saving the forest, “the forest [was] saving the people.” Self-selected topics ranged from the dry forest in the “Before Time” (Hawaiian ancestors), “discovery” by Capt. Cook, the degradation of the forest and extinction of endemic species by way of invasive flora and fauna. “In the past, infrequent flora and fauna colonizers [plants and animals] arrived once every 30,000-50,000 years,” said Medeiros. “New invasive
species now arrive on average once every five days.” As a result of these invasions, Hawaii has lost many of its endemic species, with Kula having the dubious distinction of being the “epicenter of extinction,” according to Medeiros. Hawaii has about 95 per-
the endemic trees, making seed dispersal and natural growth impossible. Raleigh related how she and her cohorts pulled the grass, sprayed herbicide and let the area sit for one month before planting the seeds that had been stored in a seed
Hawaii has lost many of its endemic species, with Kula having the dubious distinction of being the “epicenter of extinction.” cent endemism, which means that our species are found nowhere else on earth. Medeiros praised the Erdman family and Ulupalakua Ranch for their community spirit in allowing and encouraging the restoration of native forest on what was formerly ranch land for cattle. Americorps intern Nikki Raleigh described how the dry land forest, which once spread from Kaupo to Makawao, was choked out by Kikuyu grass from Africa that was introduced as cattle forage. Kikuyu grass forms thick, impenetrable mats below
bank. Keiki seedlings raised in nurseries were also transplanted. “Once the seeds were planted, the forest knew what to do” said Raleigh. Raleigh also expressed what was to become a refrain for the evening: the spiritual connection she felt with the plants and the emerging forest. Kahele described the uses of native bird feathers for the adornment of ali‘i (royalty), and the ingenuity of the artisans who gathered the feathers from birds that were attracted to the flowers of specific native trees. Tragically for endemic birds, the
European boar, which interbred with the Polynesian wild pig after its introduction, ripped up the forest floor and made wattles that bred mosquitoes (also invasive). In turn, the mosquitos attacked the birds, which had no immunity to insect-borne diseases such as avian malaria. “Because our forest is dying, [featherworking] is a dying art,” said Kahele. Kalehua Muniz’s talk concluded with a succinct solution: “stricter import laws.” Hawaiian native plants—taro, sweet potato, breadfruit—can be sustainably grown and harvested, minimizing the need for imported food crops, he said. “I’m not Hawaiian, but Hawaii is my home, and I love my home,” said Logan Anderson. “We are soldiers fighting for this forest. The cycle of transformation is real and possible.” Anderson explained the meaning of the word auwahi–humble persons. “Once we help the trees, they thrive on their own.” MTW For information about volunteering, contact Andrea Buchman:firstname.lastname@example.org
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Unfriendly skies Operation Greenharvest has Upcountry residents seeing red ou’re at home on a sunny Upcountry morning, enjoying the peace and quiet. Suddenly, a barely audible drone cuts through the birdsong, becoming increasingly louder until the “whomp, whomp, whomp” of a jet-black helicopter is directly overhead, perhaps 100 feet above your rooftop. You run out into your yard, half expecting to see Hawkeye, Klinger or some other members of the M*A*S*H unit preparing for incoming wounded. Without thinking, you impulsively give a middle finger salute, furious at the intrusion. The pilot looks directly at you, circles, then tilts and flies away over a neighboring property. This is but one version of stories related to me over the past week as federal- and state-funded marijuana eradication efforts have once again taken to the air. Comment threads lit up on Facebook last Friday, indicating that low-flying aircraft buzzed Haiku, Huelo, Olinda, Kula and Ulupalakua, leaving behind dozens of upset residents. “It’s very intense when they do their searches,” one homeowner told me. “They come in here early—at 8:30 in the morning—and are flying way too low. The FAA [Federal Aviation Administration] said they’re supposed to fly 500 feet or higher unless they have a warrant, but they were at 50 or 75 feet. It is so harassing!” Operation Green Harvest began undercover in the late 1970s on the Big Island, with federal, state and local narcotics officers backed by police and National Guard helicopters. By the ’80s it was a statewide operation, with the bulk of funding coming from the federal Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA). Nancy Reagan’s “Just Say No” campaign was in full swing, and millions of federal drug enforcement dollars flowed to Hawaii. Some 30 years later, the funding and eradication efforts are still in place. In the current fiscal year 2010 budget for Maui County, the police department lists grants of $236,000 from the DEA and $82,170 from the statewide Marijuana Eradication Task Force Program. U.S Attorney Ed Kubo spoke after a 10-day Operation Green Harvest in 2008 netted nearly 30,000 plants and 36 pounds of processed pot. “Our goal is simple,” Kubo stated. “It is to resist substance abuse in this
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state, and one way to reduce consumption is to reduce the supply of drugs.” any have questioned the overall efficacy of the eradication program, contending it has not stopped cannabis cultivation, but rather encouraged it by driving up the price. Meanwhile, some say that casual drug users have been attracted to cheaper—but more damaging and addictive—drugs such as crystal methamphetamine, known as batu or ice. Thus the bumper sticker, “Thanks to Green Harvest, our kids are on ice!” To many, the “Reefer Madness” mentality of some law enforcement personnel is clearly too heavy-handed and obtrusive. “They have no respect for civil rights,” one frustrated resident told me. “When I called the DEA in Honolulu, the guy laughed at me and said, ‘We don’t need a
or what they are doing. I am so fed up with this police-state behavior. I know we can do better.” “We need to get organized,” wrote another, “and do what the Big Island did; cut their budget by downgrading the issue to low priority in comparison to other county funding issues.” fter years of hearing complaints about helicopter missions intruding on people’s privacy and peace, in 2000 the Big Island County Council just said no to two-thirds of the annual federal eradication funds, totaling $265,000. But the following year, they reverted to accepting the full amount. Last year, by a split 4-4 vote, the Hawaii Island Council failed to pass a motion to accept Green Harvest funding, heeding a citizen led “Peaceful Sky” initiative that
Attention DEA agents: this is a cassava plant. warrant if we have probable cause.’ “They came on our property and yanked up our cassava plant, thinking it was pakalolo,” she continued. “My fifteen-year old daughter was home sick from school and asked me, ‘Why do we have to put up with that, but my school is under-funded?’” My call to the Federal Aviation Authority brought a helpful clarification of language pertaining to aircraft flight limits. The Code of Federal Regulations denotes 500 feet as the minimum safe altitude. “Helicopters may be operated at less,” [Title 14, Sec. 91.119] “if [conducted] without hazard to persons or property on the surface. In addition, each person operating a helicopter shall comply with any routes or altitudes specifically prescribed by helicopters by the Administrator.” “It just feels so 1984,” wrote an Olinda resident, “to hear those choppers right above your head and not know who it is
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had tallied more than 5,000 signatures. That meant non-acceptance of $441,000 in state and federal funds, and a savings of $53,000 that would have been the county budget contribution. “When we institute programs,” said Councilmember Angel Pilago, “we, the county government, need to look at if they are detrimental to people’s rights and the health and safety of the community. It’s about home rule.” “People are really tired of seeing money misappropriated away from education and healthcare to fund a military-style war on a plant,” said Adam Lehmann of the Peaceful Sky effort. “It’s clearly going to give law enforcement more time and resources to focus on serious crimes. It’s going to provide lots of space in our prisons, it’s going to help courts run smoother and it’s going to essentially save this county’s taxpayers millions of dollars
every year, because they will avoid the costs of strict marijuana enforcement.” However, the budgetary decision didn’t entirely halt the use of helicopters for pot busts. In June, Hilo’s Hawaii Herald Tribune reported that vice operations are using DEA and Hawaii Army National Guard helicopters, with the federal government picking up the tab. Assistant Police Chief Marshall Kanehailua contended that surveillance for investigation to “bring someone to adjudication” is less intrusive than eradication (where plants are uprooted and destroyed) and generates less complaints. n addition to cutting eradication funds, the Peaceful Sky ordinance makes the personal use of marijuana by persons 21 and older the lowest police enforcement priority. Personal use is defined as “24 or fewer Cannabis plants at any stage of maturity,” or the dried equivalent. Possession of less than an ounce is treated as third-degree promotion of a detrimental drug, a petty misdemeanor punishable by up to 30 days in jail. Marijuana law enforcement and eradication has been further complicated by the growing number of people with permits to raise the plant for medical use. More than 4,200 individuals are certified statewide, after the legislature legalized medicinal use in 2000. Is it right to do low-flying aerial surveillance, just to find out nothing is amiss? A Peahi vegetable farmer told me he endured two days of low-flying helicopters scoping out his place. Two days later, vice officers showed up and demanded to see what was in his greenhouse. He asked to see their warrant, and they produced it. He then led them to his greenhouse of ripening tomatoes, and they sheepishly left. “Probable cause is nothing more than a convenient loophole that they abuse,” said the Upcountry mom. “There’s no way they could use the same police behavior if they were looking for something on private property on the ground.” With budgets stretched to the breaking point, all government spending must be carefully evaluated. It’s time to ask: Is the war against pakalolo being waged effectively—and is it worth fighting at all? MTW
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[ News of the Weird ] AND YOU THOUGHT THEY WERE GOOFING OFF Japanese engineer Takuo Toda’s paper airplane was certified in May as the Guinness Book record-holder for the longest flight from a single folded sheet of paper: 27.9 seconds. And in Witcham, England, in July, Jim Collins won the World Peashooting Championship, using a “traditional” instrument blowing at a target 12 yards away, but noncompeting exchampion George Hollis once again drew the most attention with his homemade, gyroscopic-balancing, laser-guided peashooter, with which he won three previous championships.
BLAME THE VICTIM When motorist Timothy Pereira, 19, rammed Christine Speliotis’s car head-on in Salem, Mass., in March, there was no doubt in police officers’ minds what the cause was: Pereira was driving 85 mph in a 35 mph zone and had swerved into Speliotis’s lane. However, in July, Brandon Pereira, 17, an injured passenger in his cousin’s car, filed a lawsuit against Speliotis for negligence, claiming that if she had been quicker to get out of the way, the collision would not have occurred.
SORRY EXCUSES (1) A woman in Kansas City, Mo., told police in June that the reason she had stabbed her sleepwalking 24-year-old boyfriend in the face was that she feared he would hurt her if she didn’t wake him up. (She said the man had also just finished urinating in her closet.) (2) In Britain’s Chelmsford Crown Court in July, Sultan Al-Sayed, 40, was convicted of peeping under the next stall in a department-store changing room despite his claim that the only reason he placed his face on the floor was to relieve pain from a toothache.
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INCOMPETENT CRIMINALS (1) Lonnie Meckwood, 29, and Phillip Weeks, 51, were arrested in Kirkwood, N.Y., in June after allegedly robbing the Quickway Convenience Store. Their getaway ended about a mile from the crime scene as their car ran out of gas, even though the Quickway is also a gas station. (2) Hatim Gulamhusein, 48, was arrested at Toronto International Airport in April, suspected of bringing 76 swallowed packets of cocaine into the country as a drug mule, despite a mighty effort to avoid being charged. Gulamhusein managed to control his bowels so well that it took three weeks for all the packets to pass. MTW
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NEWS & VIEWS [ Editor’s Inbox ] The first two parts of our series, “Revisiting the Visitor Industry,” sparked a lot of feedback. Here’s a sampling: While I enjoyed Doug Levin’s article in general, the section regarding technology on Maui was so far off base I was compelled to write. Maui has a very vibrant technology sector, which includes many hi-tech start-ups, large defense contractors, an Air Force research lab, one of the fastest supercomputers in the world and worldclass observatories on Haleakala summit. In Kihei much of this is centered at the Maui Research Tech Park as well as some companies based in Kahului and Wailuku at other business centers like the Pono Center Incubator. While hitech isn’t the bread and butter for Maui yet, it does represent a significant amount of revenue and employment base for the island. It represents clean technology and exciting opportunities for students to work in higher paying jobs that would allow them to afford a home and not be dependent on the tourist economy. Marc Lefebvre, posted at mauitime.com The industries Doug mentions as successors to hospitality are all in the same vein as hospitality: consumer spending. Maui should focus its efforts on a knowledge-based industry, such as research and development. You don’t need to have end products that will be purchased by consumers; what you want are ideas that can be purchased by conglomerates that will pay you royalties and licensing fees. Given the remote location of Hawaii, I am surprised the state government does not encourage more of this. S. Kihei, posted at mauitime.com Doug left out one of, if not the largest “industries” on Maui: Government. It is not an industry but is nevertheless a huge employer and deployer of funds. Our statewide politicians continue to squeeze the businesses of Hawaii to fund everything and make it so hard to
do business here, many fail or leave. The one party that has been in control for decades is bullying small business so hard, if tourism gets slower due to another dip there will be a huge washout of businesses. In case anyone forgets, businesses hire people and pay taxes to keep this whole thing going. The golden goose has his head in the path of the clever.
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record store ly n o i’s u a M f o fe A day in the li os by Sean Hower y Anu Yagi Phot B
he smell alone—a mix of biting plastic, second-hand must and a few other indiscernible scents—elicits nostalgia. A piecemeal patchwork of staple-gunned concert posters blankets the inside of the double doors that, when open, create a laser-printed embrace of upcoming entertainment. Nearly every curious passerby or patron pauses to peruse the new listings on one of the island’s few remaining traditional bulletin boards; a board with staples embedded and layered upon one another, forming a topographical map of some haphazard land. Enter and you realize the threshold is a portal to that place, a sensationally bizarre realm of beats and much more. Perched on the corner of Market and Main Street in Wailuku, Requests Music is the last legitimate record store on Maui. “This is the kind of place I remember going to when I was growing up,” says owner Vince Mendez.
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Inside, the space is surprisingly small, especially to those accustomed to the sprawling monsters of modern CD sales. What it lacks in size it makes up for in inventory— wares are tightly packed from floor to ceiling, with yet another mountain in the basement (all vinyl, for record-digging audiophiles). Even if you know what you want, it’s wise to enlist a worker-guide—there’s no shame in asking for a little help navigating, though they’ll most likely ask you first. Requests is a haven, a sanctuary for music lovers and an eclectic Maui institution. Beyond media, it’s adorned with curios (like the original Toda Store clock, Spock giving the Vulcan salute, neon Gwar posters), lovingly called Requests relics, an ever-growing assortment of vintage oddities collecting on high shelves that encircle the store—many of them religious figurines. Classic faces and pursed hands, dust buried into every crevice, they number upwards of 30. But are they enough to save a store
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that’s part of a dying breed? emories are all that most of us have left of the record stores of our youth. Nationwide, independent record stores have been gobbled up by giant retailers—more than 1,000 have closed their doors in the last six years alone. But that’s not the real threat. The corporate behemoths are collapsing, too. In New York, Virgin Megastore, the last remaining big record chain in the city, shut its doors in June, leaving only a handful of small indie outlets alive in a metropolis heralded as the epicenter of arts and culture. Record sales have plummeted an average of 45 percent since 2000, according to statistics from the Almighty Institute of Music Retail. The culprit, of course: the digital takeover. From iTunes to friendly file sharing to pure pirating, consumers now have an array of options that don’t involve purchasing a tangible album.
There is, however, some hope for those small, flailing entities poised to be washed away entirely by the digital wave. The mega store model has become antiquated and impractical. At the same time, the vinyl album is making a triumphant return, with sales jumping a walloping 89 percent last year. The increase in popularity has allowed a few new niche stores to open their doors while so many others are closing them—stores like L.A.’s Origami Vinyl and Little Radio. Indie establishments are also banding together, participating (as Requests does) in an international event known as Record Store Day, held the third Saturday in April. This past year boasted participation from 1,000 stores, up from a still-impressive 700 in 2008, the inaugural year. Designed as a day of celebration, the event invites artists and the community to come out and show support. Yet the picture is still bleak. Tumbling sales have forced indie stores that once relied
“Folks who work [at record stores] are professors,” says artist Tom Waits. “Don’t replace the knowers with the guessers. Keep ’em open, they’re the ears of the town.” too-small oval mouth holes. My recollecon 100 percent of their sales from music to tions, as the years march on, have become a expand their merchandise to include memoblur of dingy pink and orange, shag, Polaroid rabilia, movies and other media. collages on support beams, black lace, blue “Someone once asked me, ‘do you have hair dye—everything a record store’s basevideos?’ I said, ‘no,’ but thought, ‘maybe I ment boutique ought to be. should.’ So I started getting videos. Now, we Today, the basement is a different world. can’t give them away, but from that we now Half the space is packed with what appears have got DVDs,” says Mendez, motioning to be mere junk, the rest is stuffed shelves towards the southern facing wall, which housand piles of records that arrive too regulares a collection of movies and concert videos, ly for the staff of four to keep up with. Those just behind a flip-through rack of old or rare who still like to flip their tunes halfway concert posters, adjacent to a glass case that, through, enjoying a dash of crackle and pop, at one point, held glass smoking accessories. or DJs looking for an undiscovered riff Mendez has been in the business of selling would be happy to dig around down there music for close to 30 years, first hawking (and are welcome, if you ask). The claustrovinyl at Kahului’s Swap Meet back in 1980. phobic or asthmatic ought to stay away. A He opened his first storefront at the corner flood a few years back turned what was of Lower Main and Mill Street, then in 1995 always a damp downstairs into a space that brought it to its current locale. makes your nose and skin itch a little when “The space opened up and we’d been talkyou turn the corner at the base of the stairs. ing about it and talking about it. Finally, [we] just did it. We didn’t tell anyone. We closed on a Saturday and opened [here] on a Monday.” he record store is the community “ While the shop on top has remained relacenter of the counterculture,” says tively unchanged, the basement has gone Marcus Springs, a Requests through several incarnations: initially employee since 2006. dubbed the Freaky Tiki Lounge, it later morWith waist-length dreadlocks and usually phed into Malice in Wonderland, a favorite clad in a clever T-shirt under an unbuttoned hangout of my youth. camp, the six-foot Springs is a veritable sponge Down in that basement the seeds were of information. You can pick his brain on an sown for my own counterculture induction. assortment of subjects (unless you’ve got an Everything was damp and dimly lit; it was a hour to kill, I’d avoid bringing up his current fresh, flamboyant, mysterious kingdom of hot topics: NLP, Dr. Who and Howard artistic novelty. The walls were lined with Stern). But it’s his bottomless barrel of music racks of vintage clothes, individually tagged knowledge that is truly astounding. Usually it’s with handwritten descriptions and named the older clientele that are befuddled by his things like, “This is my f*ck me dress.” brain bank of data. A musical cartographer of And let’s not forget the Mexican wrestling sorts, Springs is particularly adept at weaving masks—soft vinyl in bright colors stitched those fine threads between artists’ work spantogether with stripes and bursts of silver or ning generations. gold with tiny slits for eyes and freakishly “Folks who work [at record stores] are
professors,” says artist Tom Waits in a quote from recordstoreday.com, part of a collection of commentary by artists who support local purveyors of sound. “Don’t replace the knowers with the guessers. Keep ’em open, they’re the ears of the town.” Whether it be introducing a classic to a budding music aficionado or giving props to a worthy, perhaps underappreciated new release, the guys at Requests are willing and eager to share good ear candy. Case in point: One dreary spring day, I woke up on the wrong side of the bed and spent the day on the verge of tears. At my first chance, I booked it to Requests and was greeted with big smiles and a bigger hug from Springs. “I need something to lift my spirits!” I sputtered, embarrassed, but relieved to be in the only place that could offer an immediate remedy to my blues. “Lift your spirits? Hmm,” replied Springs, before sending me off with The Rapture’s Pieces of the People We Love. The album was something I’d never have tried on my own, but it was bright and bouncing with surprisingly humorous lyrics; in an instant I was whisked away from my doldrums. On another occasion, hankering for Roots en route to a meander around Iao Valley, I was hooked up with Easy Star All Star’s Dub Side of the Moon, which is, as the name suggests, a delightful dub interpretation of Pink Floyd’s seminal album. If you’re serious about special ordering something rare or out of stock, they’re great about tracking it down, and once they get to know your tastes, they’ll start to make excellent suggestions (I’ve got dibs on an incoming limited release of Ween’s At The Cat’s Cradle, a fine pitch thanks to manager Brendan Smith). With input from guys like Springs, or hip
and hilarious Smith, or J.P.—voted “most normal” by his colleagues—a DJ and fisherman I adore for his cool and forward-think ing localness, or the only-works-once-weekly, well-known DJ Boomshot, I’m always pleased with my purchases. Point being: you need it, they’ve got it— even if you didn’t realize you needed it. Perhaps that’s the essence of the record stores—quirky community gems that feed our passions, ignite new ones and bring us a little closer to each other through a shared experience, offering something that clicks on the Internet can never replace. Let’s hope the homegrown record hub won’t fade away and be that thing we didn’t know we needed so much. MTW
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The sliders follow the same more-forless formula. Three bucks each or two for $5, they come on a small bun toasted on the grill right in front of you. Tender shredded chicken or beef is topped with grated cheese and cabbage and a healthy dose of barbeque sauce; even as I was walking away satisfied, Chuck called me back to add one more dollop of sauce. The sliders do what they’re supposed to—go down in a couple quick, easy, flavorful bites and leave you licking your fingers wishing for more. A small handful of fine establishments aside, Wailuku isn’t exactly a dining oasis. That means, for those of us who spend our working hours there, new options are always welcome. Chuck also told me he’s now available for catering, so even if you don’t frequent Maui’s oft-forgotten county seat, you can still enjoy a taste of the Island. MTW
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Shining like Diamonds New Kihei bar a sparkling addition to South Maui ’ve found a new favorite hangout in Kihei and I wasn’t even looking for one. The bar formerly known as Tip-Ups has reinvented itself magnificently as Diamonds Ice Bar and Grill, creating a super chill zone in the corner of Azeka Mauka on South Kihei Road. The new furni-
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nished with sesame seeds. My spinach salad was spectacular, filled with crumbled blue cheese and topped with walnuts; the dressing added the right depth. The juicy Maui cattle burger passed the husband test, and disappeared in less than a minute. The ribs fell off the bone as they should and the barbecue sauce complemented the meat without overwhelming. I soaked up the Sunday company of new friends while embracing the classy
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Enduring tradition Hawaiian music master carries on a fragile legacy luwehi Guerrero is seated at his dining room table, aglow in afternoon light diffused through the kitchen windows. The air is filled with the sweet scent of pink plumerias; Guerrero’s producer and assistant, Pono Fried, is stringing lei from flowers picked fresh from the front yard. Though outside the Kahului sun is blazing, inside it’s thankfully pleasant. As I relax into the seat next to him, I find it hard to pinpoint whether the cool is a result of the air conditioning or Guerrero’s calm, easy style. Guerrero’s home is immaculate yet comfortable, decorated in a chic Hawaiiana style tastefully infused with Victorian-era elements. Bold jacquards, carved dark woods, a handmade crimson and white Hawaiian quilt folded precisely and draped over the back of a chair, masterful feather leis in koa wood shadow boxes, an antique phone—every piece of his décor is a clear reflection of his personal style. “It all started right here,” Guerrero says, motioning toward the garage where he first began practicing hula and playing music—the same garage he lovingly references in the first lines of a letter on the inside jacket of his latest release, Uluwehi Sings Na Mele Hula Aloha - Beloved Hula Songs—“I grew up right here in this house with my grandparents.” His grandparents—especially his grandmother—instilled in Guerrero the values of passionate dedication to one’s work and a deep love for culture and ‘ohana. “She always taught through action,” he says fondly of his
grandmother, who passed away four years ago. Guerrero—a multiple Na Hoku Hanohano Awards nominee and 2001 Male Vocalist of the Year—is more than just a champion of Hawaiian music; he’s a kumu hula beloved the world over who
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tirelessly devotes himself to the study and perpetuation of Hawaiian arts. “We don’t have enough of this,” Uluwehi says, his storyteller hands gesturing gracefully between us, “the human connection.” Through his prolific teaching of hula and Hawaiian music, Guerrero hopes to foster more heartfelt face-to-face interactions—the kind that bring the whole ‘ohana together. Given that, it’s not surprising he prefers live performance over studio work. Eight years in the making, Guerrero’s latest album is a compilation of classic Hawaiian tunes, many of which have not been recorded in decades. The much-anticipated release event is scheduled for this Saturday, August 22, at Lahaina’s Barnes & Noble. The show will feature dancers from Guerrero’s Halau Hula Kauluokala and coincides with the Lahaina Gateway’s oneyear anniversary celebration. “People have been waiting for this a
long time,” says Guerrero. Calling the album’s 16 tracks a collection of “musical photographs,” the 20page liner notes—slid into the left pocket of the entirely recycled, plastic-free packaging—contain a photographic homage to each song. “Nani Kamakura,” for example, the only original song on the album, was inspired by the beauty of Japan’s iconic cherry blossoms and features the lyrics in Hawaiian and Japanese with photos from Guerrero’s travels to Japan. (True to his thematic attention to detail, at our meeting I’m served—among other ono sweets— white bean manju, Maui style, on little cherry blossom motif plates.) A frequent international traveler, Guerrero takes bi-annual trips to Japan to teach hula and perform (he’s had to cut back from trips that were once made as frequently as monthly). He recently returned from Chicago, where he headlined the Hula Association of the Midwest’s early August seminar “Hawaiian Hula Days.” With all that time on the road, his home schedule is remarkable. Every day of the week is crammed with multiple hula lessons and workshops with students that number in the hundreds. “I always start with my kupuna,” Guerrero says of his Monday classes of kane
dancers, “then, my makua,” speaking of his Tuesdays spent with wahine. Classes are held in the early evening to accommodate his students. “They have their schedules,” he says with a chuckle. “Gotta eat one certain time, go bed one certain time.” Wednesdays are dedicated to his core group of approximately 25 dancers and musicians—those passionate folks who’ve immersed themselves in the art and are often the traveling dancers that accompany Guerrero on his trips abroad. “We’re hula people,” he says of his longtime friends and students. “From when we wake up in the morning, we have each other.” Saturday’s classes enjoy the biggest turnout, with 165 devoted students. For those who can’t make the intensive commitment, Guerrero has developed a “Hula Light” class on Thursday nights. Considering the abundance of his professional bookings and all he does for the hula community, it’s no wonder his latest release has been so long in coming. It was worth the wait. Guerrero has given yet another gift to the Hawaiian music community, sung in his smooth, soothing style—a treasury of traditional sounds that, without the mana‘o of masters like Guerrero, might disappear. MTW
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Guts and glory Tarantino’s WWII epic is as bloody, wild and historically inaccurate as you’d expect hen Quentin Tarantino announced years ago that he wanted to make a World War II movie, I envisioned a film full of aerial combat, with U.S. fighter pilots firing their machine guns as their scarves rippled in the wind. Instead, Tarantino gives us a wartime fantasy about how a young Jewish woman (Melanie Laurent) survives a Nazi
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assault on her family, led by a chipper officer (Christoph Waltz) who proudly calls himself “The Jew Hunter,” and rebuilds her life under a new identity while plotting her revenge. Tarantino thwarted my expectations, and proba-
bly yours as well, which is both an asset and a serious problem: the trailers and posters have most thinking that this is an ultra-violent action movie starring Brad Pitt, which is not the case at all. The emphasis is on suspense, not action, as long, dialogue-heavy scenes lead to stunning, often explosive punch lines. Many sequences would make great standalone tales, making the movie feel like a series of thrilling short films strung together. Those who enjoy Tarantino’s trademark dialogue and quirky characters will enjoy this most. This is pure cinematic insanity, Tarantino-style, a film madly in love with the movies, with references to Spaghetti Westerns, film noir, European cinema and classic film conventions sprinkled throughout. While it’s as historically accurate about WWII and Nazism as Raiders of the Lost Ark, it’s such an intoxicating experience, even history buffs won’t mind. Pitt’s performance as the leader of a group of Nazi hunters is enjoyable but overly cartoonish. He isn’t the lead, only one part of a large ensemble cast. Eli Roth (who
directed the Hostel films) is cast as the most enthusiastic of Pitt’s crew. Roth isn’t much of an actor, but he plays his role with gusto, while Mike Myers is impressive—and nearly unrecognizable—in a one-scene turn. Diane Krueger and Til Schweiger get the best roles they’ve ever had, though Waltz (who won the Best Actor award at the Cannes Film Festival) and Laurent make the deepest, most haunting impressions. I wish the film’s closing scene wasn’t so nasty and smug; it nearly kills the buzz of
what comes before it. Yet if Pulp Fiction was Tarantino’s tribute to lovers of milk shakes, Blaxploitation and American pop culture, his latest is for fans of Schnapps, New Wave cinema, assassination thrillers and Hitchcock’s wartime seat grabbers. If you’re looking for a smart, funny, giant cheeseburger of a fantasy, you’ll walk away elated. This is one of Tarantino’s nuttiest films—and one of his best. MTW
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FILMCAPSULES Maui Film Festival Candlelight Cinema DEPARTURES - PG13 - Academy Award winner for Best Foreign Language Film and winner of the Maui Film Festival's World Cinema Audience Award (2009), this film explores the journey of cellist Daigo Kobayashi (Masahiro Motoki), who, when his orchestra is dissolved, decides to return to his hometown and takes a "encoffineer," preparing the bodies of the deceased for their passage into the afterlife. 130 min.
New This Week INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS - R- Drama See this week’s Film Critique. 149 min. POST GRAD - PG13 - Comedy - Ryden Malby (Alexis Bledel) must move back home to her quirky family after she’s denied her dream job at the city’s best publishing house (her college nemesis naturally scores the gig instead). When rejection letters keep piling—her independence and loft apartment dreams seemingly nowhere in sight—she feels befuddled and hopeless. Enter platonic best friend, Adam (Zach Gilford), who I’m guessing doesn’t stay just a buddy for long. 89 min. SHORTS - PG - Family - A rainbow colored rock hurdles from the heavens, hitting 11 year-old Toe Thompson (Jimmy Bennett) in the noggin and subsequently rocks his world. The Black Falls suburb where he lives is obsessed with a do-it-all device called the BLACK BOX, but Thompson’s magical rock does just as much, plus grants wishes. As would happen when a little boy has at his disposal a wish-granting implement, the town is overrun with gargantuan boogers and alligator armies—which isn’t quite so bad as when the adults catch wind and covet the rock for their own. 89 min. X GAMES 3D: THE MOVIE - PG Documentary - As if the X Games aren't already super cool, they're distilling the excitement into an action-packed cinematic experience and giving you 3D glasses to boot! Utilizing "the most sophisticated and extensive stereoscopic" technology to capture the 2008 Games, audiences should be wowed by an insiders look at the high-flying lives of dudes like Travis Pastrana and Shaun White; in your face and larger than life. Only in theaters and only for one week. 92 min.
Now Showing 500 DAYS OF SUMMER - PG13 Romance - The lovey-dovey story of hip indie boy meets hip indie girl. Said boy (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) is a pie-in-the-sky romantic who endlessly courts said girl (Zooey Deschanel), who doesn’t share his fireworks idea of amore. 95 min. A PERFECT GETAWAY - R - Thriller Unrealistically sexy honeymooners in Hawaii (Steve Zahn and Milla Jovovich) take a remote and risky backpacking tour where they befriend another couple who asks to tag along. They later meet a third couple who, terrified, recount the news of yet another couple recently found murdered. A wilderness, who-can-you-trust battle for their lives ensues; the movie’s trailer promises a surprise ending. 97 min. ALIENS IN THE ATTIC - G - Art, Foreign An adaptation of the William Faulkner short story ‘Barn Burning,’ this film’s plot centers on a group of kids who are trying to fight a bunch of aliens. 86 min. [Kate Bradshaw] BANDSLAM - PG13 - Comedy - High schoolers seek stardom and join together to
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form a teenybopper band. Entering Bandslam, the country’s biggest music competition with a record contract prize (big surprise), they presumably prevail against all odds. The necessity of trifle teen tragedy has their bubblegum pop-rock group face cinematic conflict when inevitable disaster strikes. 101 min. DISTRICT 9 - R - Sci-Fi - Aliens abandon two million of their ill-tempered prawns in Johannesburg, South Africa, and humans quickly resign them to a reservation of sorts. The leaderless extraterrestrial hive sees fast deterioration to slum-like conditions, and a buffoon bureaucrat earthling (Sharlto Copley) attempts to rectify the situation by making them move camp. Who knew South African writer/director Neill Blomkamp (in his directorial debut) could offer such entertainting commentary on apartheid by way of outer-space aliens? 102 min. FUNNY PEOPLE - R - Comedy - Ohmygod ohmygod ohmygod. The latest Judd Apatow flick stars Adam Sandler, Seth Rogen and Jonah Hill among others. The protagonist (Sandler), after learning of an inoperable health condition, decides to take a budding comedian (Rogen) under his wing. 146 min. [KB] G.I. JOE: THE RISE OF COBRA - PG13 Action - A super-elite team of international military operatives battle the evildoer organization Cobra, with high tech weapons the likes of which you probably never dreamed of while playing with your Hasbro toys in the sandbox. This flashy new rendition’s sandy battlefield is, not surprisingly, a North African desert. 120 min. THE GOODS - R - Comedy - Shady car salesman extraordinaire Don Ready (Jeremy Piven), is asked to save a doomed dealership by selling every vehicle on the lot in a single weekend. With his team of even shadier accomplices, Ready attempts to save the day while squeezing in an abundance of drinking and strip clubs along the way. Somehow, Ready even manages to find his soul mate and fall in love. Directed by Neal Brennan (co-creator of ‘Chappelle’s Show’). 89 min. HARRY POTTER AND THE HALF-BLOOD PRINCE - PG - Fantasy - This is the one where he dies. Just kidding. Now in his sixth year at Hogwart’s, Potter begins learning some dark secrets about one of his mentors. 133 min. [KB] JULIE & JULIA - PG13 - Comedy - Writer/director Nora Ephron intertwines the lives of famed TV chef Julia Child (Meryl Streep) and at-wits-end New York professional Julie Powell (Amy Adams), in a two-scoop adaptation of their respective bestselling memoirs. Things get tastily tricky when Powell, on the eve of her 30th birthday, embarks on a mission to tackle all 524 recipes in Child’s ‘Mastering the Art of French Cooking.’ 123 min. PONYO - G - Animation - Think anime-styled ‘Pinocchio’ meets ‘The Little Mermaid,’ by Japanese writer/director Hayao Miyazaki. A little goldfish who longs to be human sneaks away from her father (a pollution-battling wizard of the deep). When she finds the shore, she’s instantly smitten with a boy named Sosuke, and turns herself into the girl she’s always wanted to be—using a drop of the boy’s blood and some internal goldfish magic. No Disney animated flick would be complete without a huge Hollywood voiceover cast, ranging from Tina Fey to the Jonas Brothers. 101 min. THE TIME TRAVELER’S WIFE - PG13 Romance - Seemingly devised especially for geeky girls like me, the plot circles around a debonair Chicago librarian (Eric Bana), who is cursed/blessed with a gene causing spontaneous, involuntary time travel. Trouble aside, he remains hopelessly dedicated to and in love with his timeline-bound wife (Michelle Nolden), throughout all their longing battles through time and space. 108 min. THE UGLY TRUTH - R - Comedy - Basically, an uptight talk show producer (Katherine Heigl) is routinely put off by the antics of one of the show’s strapping correspondents (Gerard Butler). I’ll give you one guess as to the outcome. 101 min. [KB]
SHOWTIMES Front Street Theater 900 Front Street, Lahaina, 249-2222 (Matinees: M-F until 6:30pm, Sa-Su until 3:30pm, Discount Tue), A Perfect Getaway - R - F-Th Sa-Su 2:30, 5:00, 7:20, 9:50. F-Th, M 5:00, 7:20, 9:50.. F-Th . Julie & Julia - PG13 - Sa-Su 1:45, 4:30, 7:15, 9:55. F-Th, M 4:30, 7:15, 9:55. Shorts - PG - Sa-Su 2:00, 4:30, 7:00, 9:30. F-Th, M 4:30, 7:00, 9:30. The Time Traveler’s Wife - PG13 - Sa-Su 2:15, 4:45, 7:15, 9:45. F-Th, M 4:45, 7:15, 9:45.
Ka’ahumanu 6 Queen Ka’ahumanu Shopping Center. 1-800326-3264 (Matinees: everyday until 4pm), 500 Days of Summer - PG13 - F-Sa 11:05, 1:15, 3:25, 5:35, 7:45, 9:55. Su-Th 11:05, 1:15, 3:25, 5:35, 7:45. Aliens in the Attic - G - F-Th F-Th 11:00, 1:00, 3:00, 5:00.. F-Th F-Th 11:00, 1:00, 3:00, 5:00. . District 9 - R - F-Sa 11:30, 2:00, 4:30, 7:00, 9:30. Sa- Th 11:30, 2:00, 4:30, 7:00. Funny People - R - F-Th F-Sa 7:00, 10:00. Su-Th 7:00.. F-Th F-Sa 7:00, 10:00. Su-Th 7:00. . Ponyo - G - F-Sa 11:00, 1:20, 3:40, 6:00, 8:20, 10:40. Su-Th 11:00, 1:20, 3:40, 6:00 8:20. Shorts - PG - F-Sa 11:10, 1:15, 3:20, 5:25, 7:30, 9:35. S-Th 11:10, 1:15, 3:20, 5:25, 7:30. The Ugly Truth - R - F-Sa 11:00, 1:15, 3:35, 6:00, 8:15, 10:30. Su-Th 11:00, 1:15, 3:35, 6:00, 8:15.
Kukui Mall 1819 South Kihei Road, 1-800-326-3264 (Matinees: everyday until 4pm), G.I. Joe:The Rise of Cobra - PG13 - F-Sa 11:15, 1:50, 4:25, 7:00, 9:35. Su 11:15, 1:50, 4:24, 7:00. M-Th 12:05, 2:40, 5:15, 7:50. Inglorious Bastards - R - F-Sa 1:05, 4:10, 7:15, 10:20. Su-Th 1:05, 4:10, 7:15. Julie & Julia - PG13 - F-Sa 11:05, 1:45, 4:25, 7:05, 9:45. Su 11:05, 1:45, 4:25, 7:05. M-Th 12:00, 2:40, 5:20, 8:00. The Time Traveler’s Wife - PG13 - F-Sa 12:00, 2:25, 4:50, 7:15, 9:40. Su 12:00, 2:25, 4:50, 7:15. M-Th 1:00, 3:25, 5:50, 8:15.
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Maui Film Festival Castle Theater, MACC 242-7469 Departures - PG13 - F 5:00, 7:30.
Maui Mall Megaplex Maui Mall, 249-2222 (Matinees: M-Th until 6pm, F-Su until 3:30pm), A Perfect Getaway - R - F-Th 1:50, 4:20, 6:45, 9:15. Bandslam - PG13 - F-Th 1:55, 4:30. G Force - G - F-Su 12:35, 2:50, 5:05, 7:20, 9:35. M-Th 2:50, 5:05, 7:20, 9:35. G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra - PG13 - F-Su 1:45, 4:25, 7:15, 10:00. The Goods - R - F-Su 12:45, 3:00, 5:15, 7:30, 9:45. M-Th 3:00, 5:15, 7:30, 9:45. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince - PG F-Su 1:40, 5:00, 8:20. Inglorious Bastards - R - F-Th 1:30, 2:30, 4:50, 5:50, 8:10, 9:10. Julie & Julia - PG13 - F-Su 12:20, 3:10, 6:00, 8:50. M-Th 3:10, 6:00, 8:50. Post Grad - PG13 - F-Sa 12:05, 2:20, 4:35, 6:50, 9:05. M-Th 2:20, 4:35, 6:50, 9:05. The Time Traveler’s Wife - PG13 - F-Su 12:55, 3:30, 6:05, 7:05, 8:40, 9:40. M-Th 3:30, 6:05, 7:05, 8:40, 9:40. X Games the Movie 3D - PG - F-Sa 12:00, 2:20, 4:40, 7:00, 9:20. M-Th 2:20, 4:35, 6:50, 9:05..
Wharf Cinema Center 658 Front Street, 249-2222 (Matinees: Tue all shows, until 6pm every other day), District 9 - R - F-Th F-Th 1:45, 4:30, 7:15, 9:55. . F-Th F-Th 1:00, 3:45, 6:30, 9:15.. G.I. Joe:The Rise of Cobra - PG13 - 1:00, 3:45, 6:30, 9:15 Inglorious Bastards - R - F-Th, M 12:30, 3:45, 7:00, 10:15. Compiled by Jenn Brown
MAUI TIME WEEKLY
AUGUST 20, 2009
THIS WEEK’S PICKS Malls to the wall Thursday (Aug. 20), The Gap, Shops at Wailea, 7pm, Free
J-Boogie nights Friday (Aug. 21), Charley’s Restaurant & Saloon / Studio 142, Paia,
Friday (Aug. 21), Queen Kaahumanu Shopping Center, Kahului, 7pm, Free
Celebrating 40 years doing what they do, The Gap is hosting “Born to Play”—the nation’s largest simultaneous concert—with 700 bands playing at 700 stores. Who’s The Gap’s pick to rock/represent Maui in all the festivities? The Throwdowns, naturally. Plus, their single “Kihei Town” will be listed on The Gap’s event Web site. Not bad. Opposite The Gap in the mall brand spectrum (sort of) is Hot Topic, which will host “Local Static.” The Throwdowns will take Center Stage at “Queen K,” as lead vocalist Erin Smith calls it, in yet another free gig— the last opportunity to see the band before their big, must-attend CD release shindig next week at Mulligan’s on the Blue. Once released, Hot Topic will carry the new CD statewide. Not bad either.
A 10-year veteran of the San Francisco Bay Area club scene, J-Boogie expands his world travels to Paia. Heralded as “SF’s Best Club DJ” by SF Weekly, he’s played alongside acts like Talib Kweli and Mix Master Mike with his signature “spicy musical gumbo” mix of Dub, Soul, Hip-Hop, Dancehall, Classics, Latin, Afrobeat and House. Attendees can expect to see tracks off his latest full-length Dubtronic Science release Soul Vibrations, featuring the likes of Zion I, Rich Medina and the Crown City Rockers. Get down SF style, thanks to Maui’s Ray Masters and his weekly dance parties at Studio 142 (going on strong for 3 months long). If you miss this North Shore gig, you’ll have to head to Canada to catch the rest of his August lineup. Hmm… Charley’s or Canada?
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South Maui’s s Premiere Lounge WILD WAHINE WEDNESDAY CASANOVA’S FAMOUS
LADIES NIGHT Q103 and the Big Hawaiian present
THE EVENING THAT EARNED CASANOVA THE AWARDS
“BEST LATE NIGHT IN MAUI” and “BEST SINGLES SCENE IN MAUI” Music Starts at 10:00pm $10 Cover
Friday August 21st
ERNIE CRUZ JR and Friends
Traditional Hawaiian Music Music starts at 10:00pm $12 Advance $15 at the Door
Thursday, August 20th
AFRICAN HIGH LIFE MUSIC
ABDOULAYE CAMARA & HIS MAUI ALL STAR BAND DANCE
Hi-Tech Audeioo & Vid
Saturday August 22nd
The Ultimate African Dance Party Music Starts at 9:30pm $10 Cover
PARTY Music Starts at 10:00pm No Cover
Make it a memorable evening. Dine and dance at Casanova. For dinner reservations call 572-0220 www.casanovamaui.com
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Very Verny Saturday (Aug. 22), Mulligan’s On The Blue, Wailea, 7 – 9pm, $5
F.K.A. brings A.K.A.s Thursday (Aug. 27), Iao Theater, Wailuku, 5 – 10pm, $10 Presale /
cover or $30 w/ three-course meal
“Finally, a singer who doesn’t sound like Ella,” raves jazz expert Michael Naura of Die Zeit, Germany’s highly respected weekly (literally translated as, The Times). Cécile Verny, the African-French vocalist from Germany he spoke so highly of, along with stand up bassist Bernd Heitzler, percussionist Torsten Krill, and Andreas Erchinger on keys, comprise the Cécile Verny Quartet, and they’re bringing to Maui their unique blend of jazz, poetry and African grooves. Last year’s winner of the prestigious “Preis der Deutschen Schallplattenkritik” (the German Record Critics’ Award) for their album The Bitter And The Sweet, their latest release is titled Amoreuse. Sandwiched between concerts all over Europe and a South African Tour at the close of this year, jazz enthusiasts won’t want to miss this Maui gig.
“Fight, f**ck, dance, destroy!” proclaims New York-based punk band, The A.K.A.s, set to tear up the historic Iao Theater, thanks to the guys at Requests (tidbit: at one point
the shop was called “The Store Formerly Known as Requests,” with an “R” shaped logo mimicking that of you-know-who). Hitting Hawaii after a long run with the Vans Warped Tour, The A.K.A.’s tour Tweets reveal they’re not all reckless abandon, and have a soft spot for recycling. What’s cooler than eco-conscious NY punk? Their newest member, bassist Michael Camino, is formerly of Hawaii’s own Hellcaminos! With them come Connecticut cuties White Rose, teen punks on a musical mission (and with a new album). Tickets can be had at Requests, Island Ink and Hot Rod Tattoo; call 244-9315 for more information.
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Friday, August 21 • 6:30–8:30 pm
SWANSON CECILE Saturday, August 22 VERNY QUARTET
FRIDAY, AUGUST 21ST SATURDAY, AUGUST 22ND - LATE NIGHT DJ DANCING
3-Course Dinner Show $30 or $5 Cover for show only
Sunday, August 23 • 6:30 pm
Sunday, August 23 • 10– Midnight
CELTIC C OLOWALUU BOYS TIGERS Smokin’ Hot Bluegrass
$3HEINEKEN HEINKEN LIGHT An evening with
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all night Sunday! Dining starts at 6 7:30pm–9:30pm $25 Show only $49 Dinner $69 Dinner/Drinks
Mexican Grill New Location at Queen Kaahumanu Center
Open Daily for Lunch & Dinner & Lounge 11am-1am 275 Kaahumanu Ave. - Queen Kaahumanu Center (Formerly Lemongrass) LOCATED AT THE WAILEA BLUE GOLF COURSE (Across from the Kea Lani)
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Big Shows Rockin’ 50’s - Sun, Aug 23. An night of classic rock & roll with the chart topping groups that defined the era. Featuring The Platters (“Only You,” “Harbor Lights,” and “The Great Pretender”), The Drifters (“On Broadway,” “This Magic Moment,” “Up On The Roof,” and “Under The Boardwalk”), and The Coasters (“Yakety Yak” and “Charlie Brown”). $25/$35/$45. 7:30 p.m. Castle Theater, MACC, One Cameron Way, Kahului, HI 96732. 808-242-7469.
Stage Cirque Polynesia - Daily (except Tue). It’s Circue du Soleil meets Polynesian hula with amazing high-wire acts, aerial acrobatics and illusions, mind-boggling contortionist and balancing-acts. Keiki under 12 get in free with the purchase of one adult ticket through August 31st. 7 p.m. Hyatt Regency Maui Resort & Spa, 200 Nohea Kai Dr., Kaanapali, HI 96761. 808-667-4540.
Tickets on Sale The A.K.A.s w/ White Rose - Thu, Aug 27. Touring Hawaii post appearances at the Vans Warped Tour, The A.K.A.s (with Hawaii’s own Michael Camino on bass) will rock Wailuku w/ guests White Rose during their only show on Maui. See This Week’s Picks for more. Tickets available at Requests, Island Ink and Hot Rod Tattoo or call 808-244-9315. $10 Presale/$15 Door. 5 - 10 p.m. Iao Theater, 68 N. Market St., Wailuku, HI 96793. 808-244-9315. 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 Front St., Lahaina, HI 96761. 800-745-3000.
Slava’s Snow Show - Aug 28 & 29. Get swept up in a spectacular show of snow. Breathtakingly delightful, this internationally acclaimed and Tony nominated show does more than clown around. The weather report calls for smoke and fog effects, but keep your coat in the closet (if you have one) for this beautiful blizzard. $57/$37/$27/$12 Fri: 7:30 p.m.; Sat: 1:30 & 7:30 p.m. Castle Theater, MACC, One Cameron Way, Kahului, HI 96732. 808-242-7469. Jah Levi in Concert - Sat, Aug 29. Roots-reggae musician Jah Levi, performs at The Studio Maui, with an opening appearance by Monkeys with Drums. Vibrant Life Services will make available healthy entrees, and Maui Kombucha will offer raw desserts and teas. A certified master of Luthiery (musical instrument building) with over 20 albums released in his 25 year career, fans will not want to miss out on this special one-night performance. $15. 7:30 p.m. Studio Maui, Haiku Marketplace, 810 Haiku Rd., Suite 265, Haiku, HI 96708. 808-575-9390. 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, One Cameron Way, Kahului, HI 96732. 808-242-7469. Caravan - Sun, Sep 13. Join Caravan as they play the traditional music of cultures around the East, including classical pieces of Indian, Turkish and Middle Eastern origin. $25. 6:30 p.m. McCoy Studio Theater, MACC, One Cameron Way, Kahului 96732. 808-242-7469.
Events THURSDAY, AUG 20 Picnic with Poki of KPOA - Bring your ohana and mea ‘ai (lunch), sprawl out under the shaddy
monkey pod tree and enjoy the Hawaiian style jams of Kealaokala. Free. 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Kaahuman Church, 103 S. High St., Wailuku HI 96793. 808-661-3262. Cutting the Red Tape on Electric Vehicles Support the Electric Transportation Revolution in Hawaii with the new venture Hawaii Electric Vehicles (HIEV). Make an appointment to test drive “The Current,” an all electric vehicle, or “The Zero S,” a high performance electric motorcycle. Learn about residential wind turbines from Mariah Powers, power-up at EV charging stations, partake in the conversations performed by high schoolers of Seabury Hall’s Engineering Class, and much more. Light lunch and soft drinks will be provided courtesy of HEIV. Free. 12 p.m. The Banyan Tree House, 3265 Baldwin Ave., Makawao, HI 96768. 808-573-1755. Child Care Volunteer Meeting - The Queen Liliuokalani Children’s Center is committed to orphaned and destitute children in Hawaii. Join them for this informational meeting to find out how you can volunteer providing child care while foster parents receive support and training. 4 - 5 p.m. The Queen Liliuokalani Children’s Center, 1891 Wili Pa Loop, Wailuku, HI 96793. 808-275-9349. Hooser for Lt. Gov Campaign Event - The evening will feature a “talk story” session with third-term Senator Hooser, a member of both the Energy & Environment Committee and Ways & Means Committee. Includes dinner and entertainment. $25 suggested donation made out to the “Friends of Gary Hooser” campaign. 5:30 - 7 p.m. Velma McWayne Santos Community Center, 395 Waena Pl., Wailuku, HI 96793. 808-652-4279. Born to Play - The Gap hosts The Throwdowns for “Born to Play,” with 700 bands performing at 700 stores nationwide. See Picks of the Week for more. Free. 7 p.m. The Gap, The Shops at Wailea, 3750
Wailea Alanui, Wailea, HI, 96753. 808-891-6770. Maui AIDS Foundation Open House - An informal gathering featuring wine, pupus, talk story and an office tour. Call for details. Maui Aids Foundation Office, 135 Main St., Ste. 101, Wailuku, HI 96793. 808-242-4900, Ext. 226.
FRIDAY, AUG 21 STATEHOOD DAY - Formerly called Admissions Day, this Friday marks the 50th year of the 50th state. Hana Celebrates Hawaiian Renaissance Eddie Kamae and the Sons of Hawai’i will perform at the “50 Years of Hawaiian Cultural Renaissance” festivities, on Statehood Day. Enjoy Hawaiian craft demos, booths, food and even movies. Free. 11 a.m. Hana Beach Park, Hana, HI 96713. J-Boogie - Studio 142 with J-Boogie. Called “SF’s best club DJ” by the San Francisco Weekly, and with similar fanfare from citysearch.com and the SF Bay Guardian, 10-year veteran DJ/Producer JBoogie, aims to challenge cross-genre boundaries. He’ll bring his acclaimed style to Maui’s Charley’s, mixing up things like dub, hip-hop, funk, dancehall, disco, electro and house. $15. 9:30 p.m. - 1:30 a.m. Charley’s Restaurant & Saloon, 142 Hana Hwy., Paia, HI 96779. 808-579-9453. MEDB Benefit Banquet - Maui Economic Development Board, Inc. hosts “A Pathway to Our Future,” a benefit dinner supporting their cause to empower Maui students in their career paths by providing grants for opportunities in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. $150. 5:30 p.m. Reception / 6:00 p.m. Dinner. Grand Wailea Resort, 3850 Wailea Alanui Dr., Wailea, HI, 96753. 808-875-2300. Maui High Class of 1977 - The Maui High School class of 1977 celebrates their 50th birthday during this
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The Grid lists nightly entertainment at bars, clubs, cafes, other non-dinner serving establishments, as well as restaurants with entertainment after 9pm.
Thursday 08/20 AMBROSIA 1913 S. Kihei Road, Kihei - 891-1011
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House of S.I.N. w/ DJ Del House Boutique w/ DJ CIA Sol & DJ CIA; No Cover No Cover, 10pm Hand Jive Jazz Trio No Cover
Cheryl Rae No Cover
1188 Makawao Ave., Makawao - 572-0220
Abdoulaye Camara $10, 9:30pm
Ernie Cruz Jr. $15, 10pm
28 N. Market St. Wailuku - 244-0852
CASANOVA 744 Front St., Lahaina 661-3744
CHARLEY’S 142 Hana Hwy., Paia - 579-8085
Escape Sundays No Cover, 10pm
MON - A Kettle Prime; TUE - LimeLight Tuesdays w/ DJ Decka; WED - Dub Step
Art Exhibit Opening Night No Cover
MON - Open Mic Night
Dance Party No Cover, 10pm
WED - Ladies’ Night w/ DJ Stylz $10, 10pm - 1am
Elevate to Level 8 DJ LX, DJC, JAY J
Orin & Junior No Cover
Dave Carroll No Cover
Dave Carroll No Cover
Erin Smith No Cover
MON - Peter; TUE - Live Jazz; WED - Whaleshark, All No Cover
Karaoke 9pm - 1am
A Kettle Prime 9pm - 2am
Open Mic 9pm
MON - Industry Night / DJ Slackin; TUE - Billy & The Bad Dogs / R&R; WED - Rick G
Quiz Night w/ DJ Chile Dog; 8pm - 1:30am
Jarod 9pm - 1:30am
Ms. Beaver 7pm - 2am
MON - Jordan / Riding the Bus, 9pm - 1:30am; TUE Erin Smith, 9pm - 1:30am; WED - Katie H., 7pm - 2am
Bad Kitty 7:30 - 10:30pm
Sweetspot 8 - 11pm
Kanekoa 8 - 11pm
TUE - Pool League WED - Open Jam Night, free pool all day
Disco Dinner Dance w/ DJ Michael Fong; $5, 8pm
Ultra Fab w/ DJ Michael Fong; No Cover, 10pm
TUE - Pool Tournament; WED - Ladies’ Night College Football Games
Rampage 10pm - 1:30am
Jammallad 10pm - 1:30am
DJ Nexus 10pm - 1:30am
Karaoke Night 9pm - 1:30am
MON - Karaoke Night; TUE - DJ Nexus; WED -Pac Vibe
MON - WED - Karaoke
1279 S. Kihei Rd., Kihei - 874-9299
1234 Lower Main, Wailuku - 242-1177
Erin Smith No Cover, 10pm
D.U.H. $5, 10pm - Close
DIAMONDS ICE BAR
EHA’S POOL BAR
Monday 08/24– Wednesday 08/26
Studio 142 w/ J-Boogie $15, 9:30pm - 1:30am
Wharf Cinema, Lahaina - 667-0908
1913 S. Kihei Rd. - 875-9669
Wavetrain w/ Mark Johnstone; $5, 10pm
COOL CAT CAFE
DOG & DUCK IRISH PUB
GIAN DON’S 1445 S. Kihei Rd., Kihei - 874-4041
GREEN LEAF SPORTS BAR 1088 Lower Main St., Wailuku - 244-4888
TUE - Danyal Alana
WED - Wii Lounge Night w/ DJ David No Cover, 10pm - 1:30am
HARD ROCK CAFÉ 900 Front St., Lahaina - 667-7400
HAUI’S LIFE’S A BEACH 1913 S. Kihei Rd., Kihei - 891–8010
ISANA 515 S. Kihei Rd., Kihei - 874-8199
50th year of statehood. If you’re one of them, dress in black and white attire and have fun with old friends. 6:30 p.m. Maui Beach Hotel, 170 W. Kaahumanu Ave., Kahului, HI, 96732. 808-214-3989.
Baldwin High’s 1984 Class Reunion Celebrate 25 years with old Baldwin Bear buddies. 6 p.m. Asian Star, 1764 Wili Pa Loop, Wailuku, HI 96793. 808-244-5636.
Local Static - Hot Topic hosts The Throwdowns at Center Stage. See This Week’s Picks for more. Free. 7 p.m. Queen Kaahumanu Shopping Center, 275 W. Kaahumanu Ave., Kahului, HI 96732. 808-877-3369.
Lion Awakening Ceremony - Maui Ryukyu Culture Group will present a lion awakening ceremony, welcoming one of only three lions to ever be constructed in Hawaii—this being Maui’s first! Okinawan culture holds deep attachment to the symbolism of the “shisaa,” or lion, and this ceremony—presided over by a woman chosen as the spiritual leader—will give the first breath of life to the spirit of the lion before dancers enter the costume. A rare event indeed, it will couple with the Mission’s Obon Festival. 7 p.m. Buddha Rinzai Zen Mission, 120 Alawai Rd., Paia, HI 96779. 808-264-2765.
Start Your Engines - Chee hee! The Maui Race Parkway hosts their August drags this Friday and Saturday. Spectators: $10 Adult / $8 Students & Seniors / Free for Keiki Under 10. Maui Race Park, Mokulele Hwy., Puunene, HI 96784.
SATURDAY, AUG 22 Cecile Verny Quartet - Innovative, award-winning jazz. See This Week’s Picks for more. $5 cover / $30 w/ three-course dinner. 8 a.m. - 1 a.m. Mulligan’s on the Blue, 100 Kaukahi St., Wailea, HI 96753. 808-874-1131. Late Night CitySide CD Release Party Join CitySide as they release their new CD and enjoy performances with friends including Pohaku, Kaipo Kapua, Gomega and more. $20. 9 p.m. - 2 a.m. Oceans Beach Bar & Grill, 1819 S. Kihei Rd., Kihei, HI 96753. 808-891-2414. Hello Sanrio - The Sanrio store at “Queen K” celebrates their grand opening. 9:30 a.m. - 3 p.m. Queen Kaahumanu Shopping Center, 275 W. Kaahumanu Ave., Kahului, HI 96732. 808-877-3369. Uluwehi Guerrero’s CD Release Event Enjoy a special performance (with his talented dancers) and CD signing by famed Ulu, as he launches his latest “Uluwehi Sings: Na Mele Hula Aloha - Beloved Hula Songs.” See this week’s Music Scene for more on this Na Hoku Hanohano award winning artist. 3 - 4 p.m. Barnes & Noble, 325 Keawe #101, Lahaina, HI 96761. 808-662-1300. Paia Obon Festival - Food is central to bon dance festivities, so get your grind on with Okinawan pig’s feet soup, shoyu pork, andagi and andadog (mmm!). Of course other fun treats like chow fun, vegetables and baked goods will be on sale. Service starts at 6 p.m., with the obon odori (dance) to follow the Lion Awakening Ceremony at 7 p.m. Paia Rinzai Zen Mission at Baldwin Beach Park, 120 Alawai Rd., Paia, HI 96779. 808-579-9921.
Elevate - A Benefit for the Maui Cancer Society - Raining Grace Productions presents DJ Boomshot at the Moana Cafe for a night benefitting the Maui Cancer Society. 9 p.m. Moana Bakery & Cafe, 71 Baldwin Ave., Paia, HI, 96779. 808-579-9999. Start Your Engines - Second and final night of The Maui Race Parkway August drags racing event. Spectators: $10 Adult / $8 Students & Seniors / Free for Keiki Under 10. Maui Race Park, Mokulele Hwy., Puunene, HI 96784.
SUNDAY, AUG 23 Maui Summer Festival - The West Side’s first annual Summer Festival, held weekly throughout the month of August. Features live music, food, art and a farmer’s market. 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. 505 Front St., Lahaina, HI 96761. 808-667-2514.
massage in addition to wheel turning and wood working demonstrations. 12 - 4 p.m. MOA Center, 164 Kamehameha Ave., Kahului, HI 96732.
MONDAY, AUG 24 Blood Bank of Hawaii’s Wailuku Drive - Ice cream, you scream! Donate on the 24th and get a coupon good for a pint of Baskin-Robbins creamy cold stuff. Blood drive will be located in the auditorium of the Cameron Center. Donors must be in good health, 18 or older and at least 110 pounds. Present valid photo ID. To make an appointment call or visit www.bbh.org. Continues through Aug 26th. 7 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Cameron Center, 95 Mahalani St. Wailuku, HI 96793. 800-372-9966. A Pint of Ice Cream for a Pint of Blood Blood drive will be located in the Stake Center Cultural Hall. Donate a pint of blood on the 24th and get a coupon good for a pint of Baskin-Robbins. Donors must be in good health, 18 or older and at least 110 pounds. Present valid photo ID. To make an appointment call or visit www.bbh.org. 8 a.m. 5:30 p.m. 125 W Kamehameha Ave., Kahului HI 96732. 800-372-9966.
TUESDAY, AUG 25 Chamber Business After Hours - Alii Nui Sailing Charters joins with the Maui Dive Shop in hosting August's Maui Chamber of Commerce's Business After Hours event. Registration limited to the first 75. $10 Chamber Members / $20 Non-Members, Invite Only 5 - 7:30 p.m. Call to register. 808-871-7711.
Fukushima Kenjin Kai Picnic - This non-profit community event is hosted by Maui Fukushima Kenjin Kai. 9 a.m. Paia Mantokuji Mission, 5636 Hana Hwy., Paia, HI 96779. 808-579-8051.
Blood Drive, Wailuku - Your second chance to do some good. Donate on the 24th and get a coupon good for a pint of Baskin-Robbins creamy cold stuff. Blood drive will be located in the auditorium of the Cameron Center. Donors must be in good health, 18 or older and at least 110 pounds. Present valid photo ID. To make an appointment call or visit www.bbh.org. Continues through Aug 26th. 7 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Cameron Center, 95 Mahalani St. Wailuku, HI 96793. 800-372-9966.
MOA Fundraiser - Proceeds from the sale of potted plants, baked goods, household items, clothes, and garden boxes will benefit MOA—a non-profit organization that promotes cultural activities in the community. Music by Neto and Barbara, plus, Jorei Healing, Flower Therapy, Tea Therapy and
Mike Victorino’s Birthday Fundraiser Celebrate Mike Victorino’s birthday at his fundraising event featuring entertainment, food and door prizes. 5:30 - 8 p.m. Velma McWayne Santos Community Center, 395 Waena Pl., Wailuku, HI 96793. 808-270-7389.
Rack Rally - GoTopless.org is celebrating women’s equality at Little Beach to protest “unconstitutional gender discrimination.”. 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Little Beach, Makena, HI 96753.
“Stress to Success” with John Demartini - “Being a master of persistence means embracing both challenge and support in pursuit of your dreams,” says Demartini, who is perhaps notably a contributor to the wildly successful book/DVD, The Secret. Save $5 by getting your tickets early! $20/$25. 7:30 - 9:30 p.m. Wailea Beach Marriot Resort & Spa, 3700 Wailea Alanui, Wailea, HI, 96753. 808-875-8820.
WEDNESDAY, AUG 26 Blood Bank of Hawaii’s Wailuku Drive Last chance! Donate on the 24th and get a coupon good for a pint of Baskin-Robbins creamy cold stuff. Blood drive will be located in the auditorium of the Cameron Center. Donors must be in good health, 18 or older and at least 110 pounds. Present valid photo ID. To make an appointment call or visit www.bbh.org. 7 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Cameron Center, 95 Mahalani St. Wailuku, HI 96793. 800-372-9966. Starting a Biz on Maui - Anna K. Ribucan will lecture on the general requirements for starting a business venture in Maui County. 12 - 1:15 p.m. Maui County Business Resource Center, Maui Mall, 70 E. Kaahumanu Ave., Unit B-9, Kahului, HI 96793. 808-873-8247. Baisa Birthday Bash - Gladys Baisa celebrates her b-day with food, cake & ice cream, plus entertainment and door prizes. 5 - 7:30 p.m. Mayor Hannibal Tavares Community Center, 91 Pukalani St., Pukalani, 96768. 808-281-4343. Group Run - Group meets at Kihei Community Center. Open to runners of all ages and fitness levels. Sponsored by Valley Isle Road Runners. 5:30 p.m. Kihei Community Center, 303 E. Lipoa St., Kihei 96573. 808-879-4364. Legal Clinic - Call Jon Isabelo for more information or visit www.vlsh.org. 6 - 9 p.m. Volunteer Legal Services of Hawaii, 1844 Wili Pa Loop, Wailuku, HI 96793. 808-528-7046 ext. 106.
School Sports MIL Preseason Football Saturday - Sat. King Kekaulike at Kealakehe. Cheer for our Maui boys while they play in Kailua Kona. 7 p.m. Kealakehe High School, 74-5000 Puohulihuli St., Kailua-Kona, HI 96740.
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St. Anthony’s Sports Physicals - Sat. Physicals for St. Anthony’s students participating in school sports. 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. St. Anthony’s High School, 1618 Lower Main St., Wailuku, HI 96793. 808-244-4190.
Community 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. Habitat for Humanity ReStore, 399 N. Market St., Wailuku, HI 96793. 808-986-8050. Wo Hing After Dark - Fri. 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. 1 - 8 p.m. Wo Hing Temple Museum, 858 Front St., Lahaina, HI 96761. 661-3262. Habitat for Humanity - Sat. Spend a few hours helping a family in need get secure shelter. 9 a.m. Call for details. 808-893-0334. Boo Boo Zoo Volunteer Orientation - Mon. The East Maui Animal Refuge rescues and rehabilitates goats, sheep, pigs, deer and the like. This nokill 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. East Maui Animal Refuge “Boo Boo Zoo”, 25 Malu Aina Pl., Haiku, HI 96708. 572-7964.
Keiki Baby Hui - Sat. Baby Hui Maui promotes positive parenting for children 0-3 at their playdates. Meet other families and enjoy activities. 10 a.m. Call for playdate locations. 808-242-4022.
Mondo Kane TUESDAYS
Tom Conway WEDNESDAYS
Guest Artist THURSDAYS
Steve Sargenti FRIDAYS
TEACH Maui’s Science & Hawaiian Culture Enrichment Program - Sat. Limited to just 8 students in grades 4 - 8, TEACH Maui, Inc. will offer their popular Saturday program, running four consecutive weeks. Students will be schooled in conservation science and Hawaiian culture with hands on experience at locations like the National Marine Sanctuary Education Center and the Koieie Fishpond. Limited space available. Call in advance for registration. 808879-4605. After-School Help - Mon-Fri. Hui Malama Learning Center offers after-school homework help and classes. Call for directions and hours. Hui Malama Learning Center, 375 Mahalani St., Wailuku, HI 96793. 808-244-5911. 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. 808-244-4656. 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 & Noble, 325 Keawe #101, Lahaina, HI 96761. 808-662-1300. Animal Stories for Preschoolers - Thu. Enjoyable animal stories for keiki 0-5 yrs. (and their caregiver) with hands-on activities/crafts!. 1:30 - 2 p.m. Maui Humane Society, 1350 Meha Meha Loop, Puunene, HI 96784. 808-877-3680. 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, 375 Mahalani St., Wailuku, HI 96793. 808-289-5050. Story Time - Thu. Keiki story time and crafts. Free. 10 a.m. Hawaiian Village Coffee, 4405 Honoapiilani Hwy., Lahaina 96761. 808-665-1114. Toddler Storytime - Thu. Brush up on the latest in children’s books with your little one. Free. 10 a.m. Makawao Public Library, 1159 Makawao Ave., Makawao, HI 96768. 808-573-8785.
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Preschool Storytime - Fri. Enjoy a story with your keiki, weekly. 10:30 - 11 a.m. Kahului Public Library, 90 School St., Kahului, HI 96732. 808-873-3097. Keiki Storytime - Fri. Stories read aloud for keiki and their caregivers. 10:30 - 11 a.m. Kihei Public Library, 35 Waimahaihai St., Kihei, HI 96753. 808-875-6833.
Storytime Under the Tree - Sat. Each week, keiki can sit down and hear one of their favorite stories under a tree. They may even get a visit from one of their favorite characters. 11 a.m. - 12 p.m. Barnes & Noble, 325 Keawe #101, Lahaina, HI 96761. 808-662-1300. 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. 808-661-4766. 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. 808-572-4665. 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. 808-661-5304. Keiki Chess Club - Mon. For little masterminds age 8-12. Taught by magician Neil Bruce. Free. 2:30 p.m. - 4 p.m. Makawao Public Library, 1159 Makawao Ave., Makawao, HI 96768. 808-573-5313.
Lecture/ Workshops PTSD, The Forgotten Wound - Daily. Learn about Post-Traumatic Syndrome Disorder. 6 - 8 p.m. Kaiser Permanente Maui Lani Clinic, 55 Maui Lani Pkwy., Wailuku, HI 96793. 808-243-6050. Self Esteem Workshop - Sun. Explore your sub-personality, learn auto suggestion techniques and partake in some of Ernie Larsen’s creative journaling. Call Elena Lissone for more information. 4 6 p.m. 808-573-5313. Missions Conference - Mon-Wed. Information on missions to India, Burma, Iran, Jordan, China and Mexico, with live online feed to missionaries in Nepal and Slovenia. Guest speaker, Ron Johnson, will discuss his recent mission to Iran. 7 - 8:30 p.m. Calvary Chapel South Maui, 575 S. Kihei Rd., Kihei, HI 96753. 808-874-9238.
Meetings & Clubs OHA Board of Trustees Meeting - Thu. This non-profit, community meeting will be held at the Hale Hana Conference room. 9 - 10 a.m. Maui Prince Hotel, 5400 Makena Alanui, Makena, HI, 96753. 808-874-1111. Upcountry Water Demands Meeting - Thu. The Kula Community Association hosts a meeting titled “Upcountry Water: How Will Current & Future Demands Be Met?” with speakers that include Michael Victorino, Eric Yamashige, Carl Friedman and Kyle Yamashita. 7 - 9 p.m. Kula Community Center, E. Lower Kula Rd., Kula 96790. 808-572-8122. Rotary Club of Upcountry - Fri. Weekly meeting featuring a special guest speaker. 7:15 - 8:30 a.m. Kamehameha High School Dining Hall, 270 Aapueo Pkwy., Makawao, HI 96768. 808-250-8375. Maui GOP Social - Sat. RSVP so coordinators can plan “enough food and ‘beverages’,” and meet the newly elected Chair of the State of Hawaii Republican Party, Jonah Kahuwai. 5:30 - 8:30 p.m. Maui Uplands, 95 Kaupea St., Makawao, HI 96768. 808-280-4151. Kihei-Wailea Rotary Hosts Kihei Youth Center Director - Wed. Lehuanani HuddlestonHafoka, Executive Director of Kihei Youth Center, will speak about the Center’s programs, activities and goals at this week’s Kihei-Wailea Rotary meeting. 12 - 1 p.m. Hotel Wailea, 555 Kaukahi St., Wailea, HI, 96753. 808-344-3141. Child and Family Services - Tue. Child and Family Services is dedicated to strengthening families through 37 educational programs. On Tuesdays the CFS provides children’s witness to violence classes, parenting classes and women’s support groups. 5:30 p.m. 305 E. Wakea Ave., Kahului HI 96732. 808-877-6888.
The Grid lists nightly entertainment at bars, clubs, cafes, other non-dinner serving establishments, as well as restaurants with entertainment after 9pm.
Way Back Machine
The Braddas No Cover, 8 - 11pm
Flash Back Fridays $8, 10pm - Close
The New Project No Cover, 10pm - Close
Da Aquino Braddahs
Free Karaoke w/ Auntie Toddy Lilikoi
Free Karaoke w/ Auntie Toddy Lilikoi
Flying Sheep Problem $5, 10pm
Salsa Night $7, 10pm
Wild Rose w/ ASR DJs No Cover, 6:30pm - 1:30am
A Bennett Solo / 808 Underground’s DJ T
All Access Fusion Fridays $10, 9pm - 2am
Xclusive Saturdays Summer Shakedown; $10, 9pm
JACQUES 120 Hana Hwy., Paia - 579-8844
KAHALE’S BEACH CLUB 36 Keala Pl., Kihei - 875-7711
KAHULUI ALE HOUSE 355 E. Kamehameha, Kahului - 877-9001
KIMOS 845 Front St., Lahaina - 661-4811
KOBE STEAKHOUSE 136 Dickenson St., Lahaina - 667-5555
LOS PELONES Lahaina Cannery Mall - 661-9900
LULU’S KIHEI 1945 S. Kihei Rd., Kihei - 879-9944
Salsa w/ Neto No Cover, 8 - 11pm
LULU’S LAHAINA Lahaina Cannery Mall - 661-0808
Monday 08/24– Wednesday 08/26
TUE - Da Hay Ans WED - Chico & Da Kine
All Acccess Entertainment MON - Local Music; TUE - Kilo Hana; WED - Joe Conti No Cover, 10pm - Close Playing the Stick; All No Cover
TUE - Service Industry Night (all day long) Karaoke No Cover, 9pm - 2am
MON - Service Industry Night (all day long); TUE Kenny Roberts; WED - The Salsa Brrothers, DJ Music
MAI TAI LOUNGE 839 Front St., Lahaina - 661-5288
MAUI BREWING CO.
Halemanu No Cover, 9:30pm
Kahana Gateway Center - 669-3474
WED - Open Mic Night No Cover, 9:30pm - 12:30am
MOOSE MCGILLYCUDDY’S 2511 S. Kihei Rd., Kihei - 891-8644
MOOSE MCGILLYCUDDY’S 844 Front St., Lahaina - 667-7758
MULLIGAN’S ON THE BLUE
DJ Hurricane The Celtic Tigers
100 Kaukahi St., Wailea - 874-1131
TUE - DJ Hurricane; WED - Dubfire WED - Willie K $25 Show / $49 + Food / $69 + Food & Drinks , 9:30pm
MULLIGAN’S AT THE WHARF Cinema Center, Lahaina - 661-8881
Maui Canoe Club - Tue. Join the Maui Canoe Club on Tuesday mornings on the beach across from the Maui Lu Resort for the Mana’olana outriggercanoe-paddling program for breast cancer survivors. 8:30 a.m. 575 South Kihei Road, Kihei 96753. 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 Restaurant, 500 N. Puunene Ave., Kahului, HI 96732. 808-579-9249. Rotary Club of Lahaina Sunrise - Tue. Join the Rotary Club of Lahaina Sunrise for fellowship and breakfast at the Pioneer Inn with an informative guest speaker each week. Make reservations with President Charles Keoho at 808-264-5438. 7 - 8 a.m. Pioneer Inn, 658 Wharf St., Lahaina, HI 96761. 808-264-5438. Child and Family Services - Every Mon & Wed. Child and Family Services is dedicated to strengthening families through 37 educational programs. On Mondays and Wednesdays CFS will provide men’s domestic-violence education. 5 - 6:30, 6:30 - 8 p.m. 305 E. Wakea Ave., Kahului HI 96732. 808-877-6888. Maui Bridge Club - Wed. Join the Maui Bridge Club Wednesday mornings. All events are nonsmoking. Lessons are available. 9 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Kenolio Recreational Complex, 131 S. Kihei Rd., Kihei, HI 96753. 808-891-1093. Soroptimists of Maui Meeting - Wed. Visitors are welcome at this meeting of business and professional women that’s dedicated to improving the lives of women and girls in our community. 4:30 p.m. Hale Mahaolu Elima Community Hall, Kahului, HI 96732. 808-264-1775. The Maui Investment Club - Thu. New members are always welcome and there are no dues! Topic: Where should I invest now in this difficult market? Call John to RSVP. 5:30 p.m. Cary & Eddie’s Hideaway Restaurant, 500 N. Puunene Ave., Kahului, HI 96732. 727-564-9416. Economic Systems Readers Circle - Fri. Do you have a passion for all things economic? Come to this discussion to chat about economics with other people who share your interest. 7:35 p.m. Queen Kaahumanu Shopping Center, 275 W. Kaahumanu Ave., Kahului, HI 96732. 808-573-3250.
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. 808-214-9864. Maui Bridge Club - Sat. Join the Maui Bridge Club Saturday afternoons. All events are non-smoking. Lessons are available. . 1 - 4:30 p.m. Kenolio Recreational Complex, 131 S. Kihei Rd., Kihei, HI 96753. 808-891-1093.
Kanaha Beach Project - Every Tue & Thu. Join group leader Val Magee in helping restore the natural landscape as part of Pacific Whale Foundation’s “Volunteering on Vacation” program (though you don’t have to be a visitor to participate). Meet at the Canoe Hale. . 8:30 - 10:00 a.m. Kanaha Beach Park, Amala Pl., Kahului, HI 96732. 808-249-8811. 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, 1840 Honoapiilani Hwy., Lahaina 96761. 808-870-0052.
Maui Bridge Club - Mon. Bring a lunch for a morning of duplicate bridge. All events are nonsmoking. Lessons are available. . 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Kenolio Recreational Complex, 131 S. Kihei Rd., Kihei, HI 96753. 808-891-1093.
Botanical Gardening - Wed. Push up your sleeves and rake, hoe and pull weeds in a beautiful garden setting with the “Weed & Pot Club.”. 8:30 10:30 a.m. Maui Nui Botanical Garden, 150 Kanaloa Ave., Kahului, HI 96732. 808-249-2798.
Rotary Club of Kahului - Mon. The Rotary Club will meet at Cafe O’Lei at The Dunes at Maui Lani. Lunch is $20. For reservations contact President Sandy Baz at 870-7691. 11:50 a.m. - 1 p.m. Dunes at Maui Lani, 1333 Maui Lani Pkwy., Kahului, HI 96732. 808-870-7691.
Farm Sanctuary Tours - Every Wed & Sat. Explore Leilani Farm Sanctuary’s eight acres of tropical land and meet rescued animal friends, like the farm’s first resident and namesake Leilani the donkey. This all-volunteer, non-profit organization boasts goats, hundreds of trees, a botanical garden for bunnies, and roaming fowl. Wed, 4 p.m.; Sat, 10 a.m. Leilani Farm Sanctuary, 270 W. Kuiaha Rd., Haiku, HI 96708. 808-298-8544.
Environment Daily Onsite Coral Reef Naturalist Program - Mon-Fri. Learn names of fish you’ve seen while snorkeling and how to protect Maui’s reefs at the Pacific Whale Foundation’s free Coral Reef Information Station. 8 a.m. - 12 p.m. Ulua Beach, Wailea, Between the Renaissance Wailea Resort and the Wailea Marriott Resort Hotel. 808-249-8811. 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 reached via Route 36 to 360 to 31. 808-248-8558. Invasive Species Education Event - Tue. Free community training workshops are slated for the Hawaii Early Detection Network, which monitors for invasive species. Participants will learn to identify pests like Banana Bunchy Top, little fire ant, invasive marine algae, and others. 5 - 7 p.m. Hana Community Center, 5091 Uakea St., Hana 96713. 808-984-3717.
Maui Coastal Land Trust Service Project Fri. Pacific Whale Foundation’s “Volunteering on Vacation” program (though you don’t have to be a visitor to participate) gives you a chance to help save unique dune ecosystems in Waihee. Help weed out invasive plants and get a free tote bag for your efforts! Please call in advance to sign up. 7:15 a.m. - 12 p.m. Maui Coastal Land Trust, 2371 W. Vineyard St., Wailuku, HI 96793. 808-294-8811.
Vacation” program (though you don’t have to be a visitor to participate). Pull invasive plants and possibly plant native species. Please call ahead for reservations. 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. North Sugar Cane Train Station, Puukolii Rd., Kaanapali, HI 96761. 808-294-8811. Olowalu Volunteer Work Day - Sat. Help restore and preserve the Olowalu Cultural Reserve by removing non-native plant species. Bring along gloves and field work tools, and remember to pick up or pack a lunch. Meet at the Wailuku end of the Olowalu Store and bring along a lunch, gloves, and other field work tools. 7 - 11 a.m. Olowalu General Store, 820 Olowalu Village Rd., Lahaina, HI 96761. 808-214-8778. Save the Forest from the Trees - Sun. The Pacific Whale Foundation is hosting a group of ten volunteers to pull invasive pine trees near Hosmers Grove. Transportation will be provided. Pick ups: 7:30 a.m., Harbor Shop, 300 Ma`alaea Rd.; 8:15 a.m., Upcountry Tavares Community Center, 91 Pukalani St. Hosmer’s Grove, Haleakala National Park. 808-8568341. Hoaloah ‘aina, South Maui - Mon. Put on your sunscreen and closed shoes and help maintain South Maui Coastal Heritage Trail. Volunteer with Hoaloha ‘Aina, a grassroots organization committed to protecting Maui’s shoreline—a great area for bird watching! Part of Pacific Whale Foundation’s “Volunteering on Vacation” program. Call ahead, then meet at the north end of the Kihei Boat Ramp. . 7:30 - 9:30 a.m. Kihei Boat Ramp, 1280 S Kihei Rd., Kihei, HI 96753. 808-249-8811.
Sports & Fitness
Kama’ike - Explore the Na Wai ‘Eha of Maui - Sat. Kumu hula Luana Kawa’a leads a weekly expedition of the Na Wai ‘Eha—”the four waters of Maui.” Feel the mana of the Kealaka’ihonua heiau, picnic in Iao (catered by Dani’s), and learn Hawaiian language and mythology. Call for reservations. 8:50 a.m. - 12 p.m. Maui Tropical Plantation, 1670 Honoapiilani Hwy., Wailuku, HI 96793. 808-205-0868.
Advanced Golf Classes - Thu. Advanced golf classes taught by PGA teaching pro, Clif Council. Runs Mon. & Thurs for two weeks. Limited space available. Call for reservations. Pukalani Country Club, 360 Pukalani St., Makawao, HI 96768. 808875-4653 or Pro Shop at 808-572-1314.
Malama Honokowai - Valley Restoration Sat. Visit remote Honokowai and Launiupoko Valley, to help save archeological sites of old Hawaii, as part of Pacific Whale Foundation’s “Volunteering on
Fuzzy Green Murderball - Sat. A wheelchair tennis program held at the War Memorial’s Tennis Courts. 9 - 11 a.m. War Memorial Complex, Tennis Courts, 211 Kanaloa Ave., Kahului, HI 96732. 808-270-7979.
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AYSO Region 601 Parent Meeting - Mon. Parents of AYSO’s Region 601 Central Maui should participate in this Team Parent Meeting. 6 - 8 p.m. Kahului Jodo Mission, 325 Laau St., Kahului, HI 96732. 808-871-4911. 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. 808-243-2999. Lahaina Canoe Club Weekly Paddle - Tue. Get buff, talk story, check out the scenery. 5:30 p.m. “paddles wet”. Hanako’o Beach Park (Canoe Beach), 200 Nohea Kai Dr., Lahaina, HI 96761. 808-870-6466. Maui Canoe Club - Mon-Fri. Join the Maui Canoe Club, dedicated to “paddling just for fun,” for a morning of exercise and turtle and whale watching. The Maui Canoe Club offers recreational canoe paddling every weekday morning, located on the beach across from the Maui Lu Resort in Kihei. . 5:45 a.m., 7:15 a.m., 8:15 a.m. 575 South Kihei Rd., Kihei, HI 96753. 808-875-9161. 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, HI 96753. 808-879-0087. North Shore Ashtanga Yoga - Daily (except
Sat). This series of Ashtanga yoga moves is performed in the tradition of Shri K Pattabhi Jois. All levels welcome. Mon - Fri, 10 a.m. & 6 p.m.; Sun, 11 a.m. Sprecklesville (call for details). 808-269-9003. Pool Hours - Daily. Pool Hours - Despite the fear of contracting super-strain ukus, I really enjoy a good swim in a public pool. Sometimes the thought of dealing with sand is just too much to bear. Kahului, Kihei, Lahaina, War Memorial, Pukalani, and the Old and New Wailuku Pools: Mon - Wed, Fri - Sat 9 a.m - 4 p.m.; Thur, 10 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.; Sun 12 - 4:30 p.m. These hours can change due to events. To double check, please call, 808-270-6135. Samurai Swordsmanship - Every Tue & Fri. Study the Way of the samurai with Komei Juku Maui, the U.S. Headquarters for Muso Jikiden Eishin Ryu Iaijutsu. 6 p.m. - 9 p.m. Maui Okinawa Kenjin Kai, 688 Nukuwai Pl., Wailuku, HI 96793. 808-573-1965. Free HathaYoga 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, HI 96753. 808-344-8068. 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, Ka Ono Ulu County Beach Park, 650 S. Kihei Rd., Kihei, HI 96753. 808-243-2999. Tai Chi - Every Mon & Fri. Get your Tai Chi in during your lunch break with Dr. Lorrin Pang. Free. Noon - 12:45 p.m. State Office Building, 54 High St., Wailuku, HI 96793. 808-984-8200. Volleyball Day - Sat. Bump, set, spike! Open to everyone. Free. 12 p.m. Kamaole III Beach Park, Kihei, HI 96753. Badminton Nights - Mon. West Maui Parks and Recreation presents this opportunity for folks to play this most delightful shuttlecock-centric sport. 6 - 9 p.m. Lahaina Civic Center, 1840 Hono`apiilani Hwy. 808-661-4685.
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Baldwin High Bowling Tryouts - Mon. Are you a bowling Baldwin Bear? Tryout for the Bowling Team! Contact Fred Calhau Jr. for more information. For Baldwin H.S. students only. 4 - 5:15 p.m. Maui Bowling Center, 1976 E. Vineyard St., Wailuku, HI 96793. 808-298-7295.
with valid ID. Food only
Abdoulay Camara Dance Workshop - Thu. Master dancer Abdoulaye Camara shares his culture in this dance workshop for dancers of all levels. The final class of the week will be held Aug 22nd. 6 p.m. sharp. Makawao Union Church, 1445 Baldwin Ave., Makawao, HI 96768. 808-268-3722. West African Dance Workshop - Sat. The final night of dance instruction by master dancer Abdoulaye Camara of West Africa. Dancers of all levels can participate. 6 p.m. sharp. Makawao Union Church, 1445 Baldwin Ave., Makawao, HI 96768. 808-268-3722. Sunday Belly Dance Seminar - Sun. For beginners to intermediate dancers, challenge your skills with finger cymbals and Egyptian style choreography. 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. Glitzy Chicks Belly Dance & Boutique, 380 Huku Liëi Pl. #106, Kihei, HI 96753. 808-280-7998. Hula Show - Tue. A most dazzling performance executed with the aim of helping perpetuate the culture. 10 a.m. Queen Kaahumanu Shopping Center, 275 W. Kaahumanu Ave., Kahului, HI 96732. 808-877-3369. Israeli Folk Dancing - Tue. Israeli folk dancing with The Jewish Congregation of Maui. 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. Beit Shalom Synagogue, 634 Alulike St., Kihei, HI 96753. 808-280-1051. 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. Napili Kai Beach Resort, 5900 L. Honoapiilani Rd., Napili, HI 96761. 808-669-6271. Ukulele Lessons - Tue. Learn some strumming techniques to impress your friends. 5:45 p.m. Lahaina Cannery Mall, 1221 Honoapiilani Hwy., Lahaina, 96761. 808-661-5304. 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., Lahaina, HI 96761. 808-667-9216. Backyard Jam - Sat. This weekly pa’ina features hula performances courtesy of Tihati Productions as well as an all you can eat island food buffet and discounted drinks. 5:30 p.m. Sheraton Maui Resort and Spa, 2605 Kaanapali Pkwy., Lahaina, HI, 96761. 808-661-0031. Hula Classes - Sat. Halau Kawaianuhealehua holds open hula classes for children, teen and adult wahine and kane. 9 a.m. Maui Waena Intermediate, 795 Onehee St., Kahului, HI 96732. 808-298-8129. Pipe Up - Mon. No experience is needed for drummers and bagpipers at these open lessons and practices for the Isle of Maui Pipe Band. 6 p.m. Call for Directions. 808-876-0154. Hula Show - Every Sun & Sat. Get a taste of Hawaiian history and culture. 1 p.m. Maui Mall, 70 E.Kaahumanu Ave., Kahului, HI 96732. 808-877-8952. Country Western Line Dancing - Sun. Get your boots on for country line dancing at the Lahaina Cannery Mall stage this Sunday. Music includes both pop and country. . 6:30-8:30 p.m. Lahaina Cannery Mall, 1221 Honoapiilani Hwy., Lahaina, 96761. 808-667-9513. International Folk Dancing - Sun. Israeli and international folk dancing in cool Kula. 4 p.m. - 6 p.m. Grace Church, 1000 Kula Hwy., Kula, HI 96790. 808-280-1051. 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, 1221 Honoapiilani Hwy., Lahaina, 96761. 808-661-5304. 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. Mayor Hannibal Tavares Community Center, 91 Pukalani St., Pukalani, 96768. 808-572-0671. Hula Show - Mon. A dazzling and reverent demonstration of this most important art. 10 a.m. Queen Kaahumanu Shopping Center, 275 W. Kaahumanu Ave., Kahului, HI 96732. 808-877-3369. Senior Line Dancing - Mon. Line dance lessons for people 55 or better. 8:30 a.m. - 10 a.m. Kaunoa Senior Center, 401 Alakapa Pl., Paia, HI 96779. 808-270-7313. 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 Recreational Complex, 131 S. Kihei Rd., Kihei, HI 96753. 808-344-8180. Brazilian Body - Daily. A 3-day dance AfroBrazilian dance workshop with live drumming and guest artist, Kimberly Miguel Mullen. 6 p.m. sharp. Makawao Union Church, 1445 Baldwin Ave., Makawao, HI 96768. 808-268-3722.
Art Art Exhibit: Summer Holoholo - Daily. Artists Suzy Papanikolas and Todd Campbell. 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Viewpoints Gallery, 3620 Baldwin Ave., Makawao HI 96768. 808-572-5979. Deybra Fair & Wayne Zebzda - Daily (except Sun & Mon). Maui-based Fair exhibits her towers constructed from found objects. Zebzda, who comes from Kauai, has chosen to express his vision by way of road signs and the like, “playful” and “laced with humor”. 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Schaefer International Gallery, MACC, One Cameron Way, Kahului, HI 96732. 808-242-7469. Lahaina Arts Society Featured Show Daily. This month’s featured artist, John Lunquist creates exquisite dimensional Borosilicate glass sculptures. Check out his innovative wall hanging pieces designed exclusively with this showing in mind. 9 - 5 p.m. Lahaina Arts Society Courthouse Gallery, 648 Wharf St., Lahaina, HI 96768. 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, 3900 Wailea Alanui Dr., Wailea, HI 96753. 808-874-8000. Walholm & Herschberger Exhibition - Daily. Local artist Tony Walholm teams with nationallyknown Babette Herschberger for a new show at the Paia Contemporary Gallery. President of Ebb & Flo Arts, Walholm’s resume includes major works displayed at the MACC as well as The Hawaii State Foundation, Herschberger brings to the table her process-driven work, and has worked with such illustrious corporate entities like Neiman Marcus and American Airlines. Paia Contemporary Gallery, 83 B Hana Hwy., Paia, HI 96779. 808-579-8444.
The Grid lists nightly entertainment at bars, clubs, cafes, other non-dinner serving establishments, as well as restaurants with entertainment after 9pm.
OCEANS BAR & GRILL 1819 S. Kihei Rd. - 891-2414
PINEAPPLE GRILLE 200 Kapalua Drv. Lahaina - 669-9600
Extended Happy Hour until 10pm
All Access Entourage Friday
CitySide CD Release Event $20, 10pm
Brian Como & Friends
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
SANTA FE CANTINA 900 Front St., Lahaina - 667-7805
SOUTH SHORE TIKI LOUNGE 1913 S. Kihei Rd., Kihei - 874-6444
Monday 08/24– Wednesday 08/26 WED - Wet Wednesdays w/ DJ Blast / Ladie’s Night
Silky Ringo 9pm
Kahana Gateway, Kahana - 669-8889
Laser Karaoke No Cover, 10pm - 1am
Laser Karaoke No Cover, 10pm - 1am
Damien Awai of An Den No Cover, 10pm - 1am
Laser Karaoke No Cover, 10pm - 1am
Laser Karaoke No Cover, 10pm - 1am
Laser Karaoke No Cover, 10pm - 1am
The Easy, Open Mic, DJ Puff Puff Give
DJ Slackin No cover, 10pm
DJ Sonny No cover, 10pm
DJ Magnetic No cover, 10pm
Kanekoa No cover, 9pm
Kulture Klash 808 No cover, 10pm
SPORTS PAGE GRILL & BAR 2411 S. Kihei Rd., Kihei - 879-0602
MON - Ryan Palma;TUE - Willie K; WED - TBA
MON - Ladie’s Night w/ DJ Rozak; TUE - Ryan Palma
Kanoa of Gomega No cover, 10pm
MON - DJ Blast; TUE - DJ Nature Boy; WED - ADD Twins; All No Cover, 10pm
STELLA BLUE’S 1279 S. Kihei Rd., Kihei - 874-3779
STOPWATCH SPORTS BAR
Jerry Caires, Jr. Band $3, 9pm - 1am
1127 Makawao Ave., Makawao - 572-1380
TIFFANY’S 1424 L. Main St., Wailuku - 249-0052
TIMBA 505 Front St, Ste. 212, Lahaina - 661-9873
Waiehu Beach Center, Wailuku-243-9350
MON - WED - Karaoke
Half Price Martinis Night 9pm - 2am
Undone w/Q Ross No Cover, 9pm - 2am
Passion w/ DJ Del Sol $10, 9pm - 2am
WED - Freshly Squeezed w/ DJ N8 Castro and Mark D’ Antonio on Percussion; No Cover, 9pm - 2am
Live Music No Cover, 9pm
MON -Karaoke; TUE - Pac Vibe; WED - Karaoke No Cover
333 Dairy Rd. #101, Kahului - 871-1414
WOW! - Wed. Wailea on Wednesdays presents live island music, gallery receptions, artist appearances and more. Featured artists this week include the Te Tiare Patitifa ñ Hawaiian Melodies/Hula. 6:30 - 8 p.m. The Shops at Wailea, 3750 Wailea Alanui, Wailea, HI 96753. 808-897-6770 x2. Art Night - Fri. Stroll through Lahaina Town’s many art galleries. Special gallery shows, featured artists-inaction 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. 808-661-6284. “Island Views” Exhibition - Daily. An exhibition of compelling oil paintings by Betty Hay Freeland featuring Hawai’i’s landscapes and flora will run from Aug 26 through Sept 22. 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Viewpoints Gallery, 3620 Baldwin Ave., Makawao, HI 96768. 808-572-5979.
Farmers market, Art/Craft Fairs Chefs Produce & Products Farmers Market - Every Tue & Thu. Get fresh fruits and vegetables twice a week right in Lahaina. 7 a.m. - 12 p.m. Corner of Lahainaluna Rd. & Honoapiilani Highway. 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. 808-871-1307. 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. 808-879-1922. Ohana Farmers & Crafters Market - Every Tue, Wed & Fri. Vendors bring a plethora of juicy wares to Ka’ahumanu’s Center Court. 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. Queen Ka’ahumanu Shopping Center. 808-877-3369. Farmers Market of Maui, Honokowai Every Mon, Wed & Fri. Lots of fresh local produce plus baked and canned goods. 7 - 11 a.m. Farmers Market Maui & Deli, 3636 Lower Honoapiilani Rd., Honokowai, HI 96761. 808-669-7004. Farmers Market of Maui, Kihei - Every Mon, Wed & Fri. Sample the goods at this local market for fresh produce. Mon - Thur, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.; Fri, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Farmers Market of Maui, 61 S. Kihei Rd., Kihei, HI 96753. 808-875-0949.
Resort Craft Fair - Every Wed & Fri. Hawaiian arts and crafts. 8 a.m. - 2 p.m. Renaissance Wailea Beach Resort. Aloha Craft Fair - Fri. Check out all the locally made home & gift items—great stuff. 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Maui Mall, 70 E.Kaahumanu Ave., Kahului, HI 96732. 808-872-4320. KBH Craft Fair - Fri. Cultural crafts and live demos in the lobby. 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. Ka’anapali Beach Hotel, 2525 Ka’anapli Pkwy., Ka’anapali, HI 96761. 808-667-5978. Maui’s Swap Meet - Sat. 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, 310 Kaahumanu Ave., Kahului, HI 96732. 808-877-3100. Organic Farmers Market - Sat. Fresh produce that’s cheaper than the grocery store. 6:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. Eddie Tam Memorial Center, 931 Makawao Ave., Makawao, 96768. 808-572-8122. Napili Craft Fair - Mon. Proceeds earned from sales of these locally-crafted goods go to Maui Family Support Services. 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Napili Plaza, 5095 Napilihau St., Napili, HI 96761. 808-242-0900.
Poetry Open Mic - Every night is open mic night at Hawaiian Village Coffee. Kahana Gateway location, call 808-665-1114. Express Yourself - Every Mon. Open Mic Night with music, song, poetry! Free. 7 p.m., Cafe Marc Aurel, Wailuku, 808-244-0852. Poetry Reading - Every second Tue, read your original work, your favorite poem, or just come to be inspired. Free. 6:30 p.m., Lahaina Public Library, 808-662-3950. Open Mic - Every Saturday the Maui Media Lab hosts an open mic night for poets, musicians and others who want to be heard. Sessions are recorded and fed to the internet. All ages are welcome. Free. 6-9 p.m., Maui Media Lab, Baldwin Ave., firstname.lastname@example.org.
Canoes - Sun, Jazz w/ John Maritano, Brian Cuomo & Friends. 3-6 p.m.. 1450 Front St., Lahaina, HI 96761. 808-661-0937. 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, HI 96761. 808-661-4855. Cool Cat Cafe - Thu, Orin & Junior Fri, Sat, Dave Caroll; Sun, Erin Smith; Mon, Peter; Tue, Live Jazz; Wed, Whaleshark. All sets 7:30-10 p.m. Wharf Cinema Center, Lahaina, HI 96761. 808-667-0908. Hula Grill - (Early sets) Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Ernest Pua’a; Sun, Derick Sebastian; 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 6-8:30 p.m. 2435 Ka`anapali Pkwy, Building P, Ka’anapali, HI 96761. 808-667-6636. Java Jazz/Soup Nutz - Mon-Sat, Acoustic music. All sets 7 p.m. 3350 Lower Honoapi`ilani Rd., Honokowai, HI 96761. 808-667-0787. Kimo’s - Mon- Wed, Sat, Sun, Sam Ahia. Fri, deAquino Bradaz. All sets 6:30-8:30 p.m. 845 Front St., Lahaina, HI 96761. 808-661-4811. 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, Ka’anapali, HI 96761. 808-661-4495. LuLu’s Lahaina Surf Club & Grill - Thu, Kalini Kinimaka 5-8 p.m.; Tue, Kenny Roberts 6-8 p.m. Lahaina Cannery Mall, Lahaina, HI 96761. 808-661-0808. Merriman’s Kapalua - Thu - Wed, Ranga Pae, 6 9 p.m. 1 Bay Dr., Kapalua, HI 96761. 808-6679-6400. Moose McGillycuddy’s, Lahaina - Fri, Llayne & Pro Ed; Sat, Mark & Mike. All sets 6-9 p.m. 844 Front St., Lahaina, HI 96761 808-667-7758. Mulligan’s at the Wharf - Fri, Hawaiian music with Uncle Louie. 5-7 p.m. Wharf Cinema Center, Lahaina, HI 96761. 808-661-8881. Pioneer Inn - Thu, Ah-Tim Eleniki; Tue, Captain Billy Bones; Wed, Greg Di Piazza. All sets 6-8 p.m. 658 Wharf St., Lahaina, HI 96761. 808-661-3636.
RB Steakhouse - Sat, Evan Shulman, 5 p.m. Kahana Gateway, 4465 Honoapiilani Hwy., Kahana, HI 96761. 808-669-8889.
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, HI 96761. 808-661-0700.
Rusty Harpoon - Wed, Evan Shulman, 7-9 p.m. 2290 Kaanapali Pkwy., Ka’anapali, HI 96761. 808-661-3123.
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, HI 96761. 808-667-7805. Sea House Restaurant - Thu, Fri & Sat, Kincaid Basques; Su, Andrew Kaina; Mon, Albert Kaina, Tue, Kincaid Basques; Wed, Albert Kaina. All sets except Sat. 7-9 p.m. Sat set is 6:30-9p.m. Napili Kai Beach Resort, 5900 Honoapi`ilani Rd., Napili, HI 96761. 808-669-1500.
SOUTH MAUI Beach Bums Ma’alaea - Tue, Randall Rospond, 5-8 p.m. 300 Ma’alaea Rd., Kihei, HI 96753. 808-243-2286. Five Palms Maui - Music every third Tue. 5:307:30 808-p.m. 2960 S. Kihei Rd., Kihei, HI 96753. 808-879-2607. Gian Don’s Italian Bistro - Thu, Pam Petersen, 5:30-9:30 p.m. 2960 S. Kihei Rd., Kihei, HI 96753. 808-879-2607. Longhi’s - Sat, acoustic music. 10:30-11 p.m. 3750 Wailea Alanui Dr.,Wailea HI 96753. 808-891-8883 Ma`alaea Grill - Thu, Fri, Sat, Benoit Jazz Works. Wed., Kenny Roberts. All sets 6:30-9 p.m. Maalaea Harbor, Maalaea, HI 96753. 808-243-2206. Mulligan’s on the Blue - Thu, Rick Glencross Fri, Gail Swanson; Sat, Cecile Verny Quartet; Sun, The Celtic Tigers; Mon, Acoustico; Tue, Diana Arp; Wed, Willie K. All sets 6:30-8:30 p.m.100 Kaukahi St., Wailea, HI 96753. 808-874-1131. South Shore Tiki Lounge - Thu, Erin Smith; Fri, Mango Pickers; Sat, Crunch Pups; Sun, Viva La Rumba; Mon, Kanoa of Gomega. All sets 4-6 p.m. 1913 Kihei Rd., Kihei Kalama Village, Kihei, HI 96753. 808-874-6444. Stella Blue’s - Thu, Steve Sargenti; Fri, Backyard Jams; Mon, Mondo Kane; Tue, Tom Conway; Wed, Guest Artist. All sets 4-6 p.m.1279 S. Kihei Rd., Kihei, HI 96753. 808-874-3779. Taqueria Cruz -Tue & Sat Live music. All sets 6-9 p.m. 2395 S. Kihei Rd., Kihei, HI 96753. 808-875-2910. 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, Wailea, HI 96753. 808-875-9983. Tradewinds Poolside Cafe - Thu, Kawika Lum Ho; Fri, Gina Martinelli; Sat, Bobby Ingram; Sun Sultry Sunday w/ Gene and Makana, Mon, Bobby Ingram & Friends; Tue, Halemanu; Wed, Mondo Kane. All sets 6-9 p.m. The Maui Coast Hotel, 2259 S. Kihei Rd., Kihei, HI 96753. 808-874-6284.
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CENTRAL MAUI Brigit & Bernard’s Garden Cafe - Fri. Joe Cano and Eddie Aviles, 6:30-9 p.m. 335 Hoohana St., Kahului. 808-877-6000. Café Marc Aurel - Thu, Hand Jive Jazz Trio; Fri, Cheryl Rae; Mon, Open Mic Night. 7:30 p.m. 28 N. Market St., Wailuku, 808-244-0852. Kahului Ale House - Thu, Kilo Hana 7 p.m.; Fri, Fatima & Frineds 4-6 p.m. 355 E. Kamehameha Ave., Kahului. 808-877-9001. Main Street Bistro - Th-Fri, Rhythm & Blues with Freedom. 5-7:30 p.m.. 2051 Main St., Wailuku, 808-244-6816.
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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 Ha’iku Rd., Ha’iku Cannery, Ha’iku, HI 96708. 808-575-2661. Max - Thu, Eric Dotterer; Fri, The Gypsy Guitar of Bo Shores; Sat, Derick Sebastian or Benny Uyetaki; Sun, Bo Shores; Tue, Open Mic; Wed, The Backyard Bruddahs. Ha’iku Town Center, 810 Kokomo Rd. Ha’iku 96708. 808-575-2629. Moana Cafe & Bakery - Tue, Open Mic Night; Wed, Benoit Jazzworks; 6:30-8:30 p.m. Fri., Poni Brendan, 6:30-9:30 p.m. Sat, Steve Sargenti 6:308:30 p.m. 71 Baldwin Ave., Paia, 808-579-9999. Flatbread Pizza - Every first Wed, Tom Conway & Randall Rospond. 6-9 p.m. Flatbread Pizza, 89 Hana Hwy., Paia HI 96779. 808-579-8989. Green Banana Cafe Music - Tu, Shea Argel. Th, Indio. Sa, Soundwave, 6-8 p.m. Green Banana CafeThe Shops at Paia Bay, Paia HI 96779. 808-579-9130.
RESORT SHOWS WEST MAUI ■ HYATT REGENCY MAUI RESORT & SPA 200 Nohea Kai Dr., Lahaina, 661-1234 Umalu - Thu, Off Tomorrow, 6-9; Live music nightly All sets 4-6 & 7-9p.m. Torch lighting ceremony nightly. ■ KAANAPALI BEACH CLUB 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 5900 Honoapi`ilani Hwy, Napili, 669-1500 Thu, Fri, Tue. Kincaid Kupahu; Sat, Coelho Morrison; Sun & Wed, Andrew Kaina; Mon, Albert Kaina. All sets 7-9 p.m. ■ RITZ CARLTON 1 Ritz Carlton Drive, Kapalua, 669-6200 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 7:30-11 p.m. 6:15-9:45 p.m.
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VIRGO (AUG. 23-SEPT. 22) I counseled Leos not to go too hardcore on the self-deprivation front this week, as there’s simply no significant benefit for them. You Virgos, however, appear to thrive when you do without stuff. Sometimes it seems like the less you let yourself have, the more vibrant, vital, and joyful you are (perhaps because you have more space to enjoy the pleasures you’ve left yourself). Perhaps you haven’t noticed, but an awful lot of extraneous clutter has crept into your life. It might be time for a big, stress-relieving, glorious purge—and this is a great week to do just that.
LIBRA (SEPT. 23-OCT. 22) While arguments are stressful and aggravating, they’re actually a wonderful blessing. What the hell am I talking about? Having an argument with another person isn’t necessarily a demonstration of how incompatible you are—it’s actually a powerful indication of how much you both care. Ironically, the more you argue with someone, the more you probably matter to each other. It may seem strange to feel pleased when you have a disagreement with someone, but I’m pretty sure it ought to be included somewhere in the mix of feelings you experience at that time. Can you see your fights as a blessing in disguise, and as you wade through them take some small pleasure in that?
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SCORPIO (OCT. 23-NOV. 21) Strengths can double as weaknesses, remember? Your ability to cut through the bullshit and really look at people as they are is no exception—especially when it doesn’t work. Every so often, you fool yourself into thinking that, as usual, you’re the only one viewing the situation without thick distortive lenses. The problem is, your lenses (in this particular case) are the thickest and most misleading of all. Don’t beat yourself up too much about it, but do question what you see—and don’t act on it unless someone else can confirm that what you’re looking at is real. Chances are, it’s not.
SAGITTARIUS (NOV. 22-DEC. 21) Just when you think you’ve evolved beyond your bases instincts, something or someone triggers that weird animal impulse we all have to protect what’s “ours.” Suddenly, your figurative hackles are up. There’s no reason to freak out—we feel what we feel, and there’s probably a good reason for it. Luckily, you still have a conscious mind and free will. I wouldn’t recommend using those to ignore these impulses—heeding your gut has gotten you this far But you can avoid (literally or figuratively) pissing in the corners and growling at intruders, in favor of a more sophisticated approach. Here’s a hint: if you can make people laugh while getting what you want, you’re on the right track.
CAPRICORN (DEC. 22-JAN. 19) Get in touch with your inner prankster this week. When was the last time silly, playful, or fun made the cut into a top ten list of words to describe you? I’m sure responsible, reliable and stubborn are up there, among other very adult adjectives. Can you dredge up some of the words that might have been used to describe you in sillier times (perhaps when you were four)? It’s a great week to try them on for size again. Chances are, they won’t fit all that well at first—but they’ve got a lot of stretch. The more you play around in them, the more comfortable they’ll begin to feel. Hopefully, once those particular pajamas fit right again, you’ll be much more reluctant to ever take them off again.
I saw a child lose her favorite doll at the beach. I don’t think she could have cried more if it was her very own sister who’d been swept away by the waves. While most of us outgrow our childish attachments to stuffed animals or toys, it’s still quite common for adults to get perversely clingy with relationships, concepts, and dreams that are just as imaginary. That, my dear, is probably what’s happened here. You may be mourning something that was never particularly real in the first place. All that’s been pulled out to sea is an idea—an illusory one at that. It may hurt, but trust me: you’re better off without it.
Everyone picks their nose; most people, however, make an effort to do it discreetly. What you’re up to is something similar; it’s part of your nature, but people might freak out if you rub it in their faces. There’s probably a part of you that wants to do it anyway, just to mess with them, and you should—just not right now. This isn’t a great week to rock that particular boat. You’ve got to pick your battles, remember. This one isn’t worth fighting right now, because you’ll just lose. Let it go and live to fight again another day.
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You’re an expert at bending or skirting the rules, but that’s not going to fly this week. If you try, you’re so likely to get caught (or trip up) that it’s pretty much a foregone conclusion. If I were you, I wouldn’t try that kind of thing right now. Don’t run the tremendous risk of getting called out for not doing things by the book. It’s not worth the hassle and humiliation, not to mention the severe handicap that would put on future rule-bending. I’m afraid it’s the straight and narrow path for you, my friend. It won’t get you where you’re going with nearly as much fun and flair as the route you’re used to taking, but it’ll get you there.
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CANCER (JUNE 21-JULY 22) Sure, if you want, you can make cleaning someone’s toilet and washing their socks a slightly degrading act, in your own head. But really, there’s no actual need to associate those feelings with those activities except a weird bit of societal programming. It’s just as easy to let them go and get stuff done without imbuing it with any deeper meaning. That’d be a good exercise for you. You tend to read too much into ordinary situations, and that, consequently causes more drama and hassle for you then it’s ever really worth. This week, when feelings like that crop up, do your best to let them go; you’ve got more important stuff to think about it.
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