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CONTENTS

VOLUME 12 • ISSUE 33

4 MAUI COUNTY The Derelicts get love but our beer advice gets none in Letters. Doug Levin diagnoses Maui’s tourist addiction. Eh Brah! thinks the county’s water use is all wet. Goats are judged for their beauty in News of the Weird. Click of the Week delves into the wonderful world of mondegreens. Rob Report flies the PR-friendly skies. Protesters make Gov. Lingle feel bad and Blagojevich takes (hopefully) his final bow in Coconut Wireless.

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Maui artist Gopal has been capturing the island’s beauty in unique, striking fashion for decades. So why haven’t you heard of him? Rob Parsons investigates.

THIS WEEK’S QUESTION You’re trapped in a meat locker. What three items do you want to have with you? Editor: Jacob Shafer Medical tape, a hoodie and the theme from ‘Rocky’ Calendar Editor/Staff Writer: Kate Bradshaw Appetite suppressant, red wine and a guitar Proofreader: Heather Nicholson Intern: Katie Barraco Contributors: Jessica Armstrong, Caeriel Crestin, Lloyd Dangle, Doug Levin, Rob Parsons, Ron Pitts, Chuck Shepherd, Ynez Tongson, Barry Wurst II Photographer: Sean Michael Hower A grill, a girl and a blanket Art Director: Brittany Shaw Fork, knife and a hair dryer Graphic Designer: Kellee LaVars Tequila, salt and a lime Advertising Executive: Brad Chambers A case of vodka, a stripper and a flame thrower General Manager: Jennifer Russo Administrative Executive: Judy Toba Gas grill, salt and pepper Administrative Assistant: Jennifer Brown iPod, an Elvis book and a bag of potato chips Web Design: Linear Publishing www.linearpublishing.com Publisher: Tommy Russo iPhone, electric blanket and pillow

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15 ONO KINE GRINDS Kate and a few non-vegan pals sample the pizza at Jacques in Paia.

16 MUSIC SCENE Even on a reggae-saturated island, Maui’s Dezman rises to the top.

18 FILM Barry Wurst II says the new stop-motion flick Coraline is a creepy visual delight.

19 Movie Listings

20 DA KINE CALENDAR We taste test the week’s cream of the crop events, including a sultry circus and an appearance by The Presidents of the United States of America (the band, not Obama and those four old white dudes).

22 Calendar Listings 23 Grid

28 BACK PAGES 28 Adult Classifieds 29 Local Classifieds 30 Sign Language 31 Mind, Body & Spirit

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LETTERSTOTHEEDITOR WELL TRAINED Re the Mind, Body, Spirit issue: Great, informative articles. Catherine Maurice is a great trainer [“Personal attention,” January 29]. I have worked with her for two years. She can kick butt…but in a good way! Adrienne D, submitted online at mauitime.com

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I would like to warn all those reading Mr. Shafer’s article on acupuncture [“Needle lift,” January 29]. Acupuncture, even when done by qualified people, can have disastrous effects. I am permanently deaf in my left ear due to acupuncture I received four years ago on the Mainland. This procedure was done by a seasoned acupuncturist who had a wall full of degrees. I believed I was in capable hands. After seeing a medical doctor about my sudden hearing loss a few days after my visit to the acupuncturist, I was told my inner ear had effectively died due to an infection. Being deaf in one ear is not fun! After the initial nausea and vertigo, I often experience a sharp pain in the ear. Also I cannot equalize (forget diving!). In social situations it is embarrassing and awkward to have to lean in to listen and when people talk on my deaf side and I don’t see them they think I am ignoring them! I know acupuncture helps a lot of people, but I also believe people have the right to know that there are often adverse effects that aren’t covered. Bean, submitted online at mauitime.com

YAY BRAH Re last week’s Eh Brah!: You should publish way more positive submissions. Positivity and thankfulness are addictive. Spread the aloha, don’t spread the negativity. Sky, submitted online at mauitime.com

beer. To drink Franziskaner Hefeweizen out of the bottle is like old cognac with ice cubes—ignorant. This particular beer you must have a glass. The reason: it has a massive layer of yeast on the bottom of the bottle. In order to get that into the beer you take that tall glass and very slowly pour most of the bottle in the glass. With the last 1 inch left you shake the bottle a few times and pour that in too. You will observe that the beer becomes dismal from the yeast (10,000 units vitamin B per bottle)—very healthy! Also, it has a ton of bubbles. Drinking out of the bottle makes you burp like crazy! Since all nice women that I know don’t like burping men, I would say to you: this is the beer not to forgo the glass. Education builds even more character. Thanks for making me laugh so hard, well done. Sindhu Rumpler, an upcountry beer drinker from Germany

LOVES THE DERELICTS I saw Byron Brown and the Derelicts [“Derelict wind,” January 29] at the Dog and Duck this past weekend while on vacation from New Jersey and they blew me away. They played tight and sounded full with great vocals. I have been a touring musician for years and it is near impossible to find a drummer that plays like the Derelicts’ drummer. This is a band I will be telling people about! Scott Thorne, submitted online at mauitime.com

LOVES KATE I wish I could go bowling with Kate Bradshaw—she has got to be the hottest and most talented journalist to come through Maui Time Weekly. By the way, Byron Brown and the Derelicts do rock. These boys should have won the battle of the bands. They killed it hands down! Kevin, submitted online at mauitime.com

OOPS! We forgot to give credit to photographer Ken Held for the cool whale picture that ran with last week’s Coconut Wireless.

NAY BRAH Horrible choice for Eh Brah! These should be reserved for negative, anonymous rants full of intolerance and bigotry. What’s with such a positive article? Sir Casum, submitted online at mauitime.com

WE DON’T LIKE YEAST OR NICE WOMEN Reading your beer column made me laugh so hard [“Take 5,” January 29]. Sorry, but you don’t know much about

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The tourism trap Maui appears on the surface to be a safely diversified economy, but it’s just a paper-thin veneer es, we have car dealerships, retailers and professionals. True, there’s a plethora of medical services, light manufacturing and agriculture. And who can forget our seemingly incessant local battles over development, construction and real estate? However, despite the appearance of a broad industry base, the breadwinner in our community from which all other industries eventually profit is tourism. Nothing else comes close. Nothing. The fact is that without tourism 90 percent of the people on this wonderful island would be completely unable to make a living and would have to

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There are a few exceptions, but they don’t amount to much. Maui Pineapple’s now defunct canning operation and A&B’s sugar division are, I believe, the two largest examples. However, both of these together maybe total $100-$200 million in revenue. I’ve studied the Maui Data book off and on for years, and while it’s an excellent source of economic and other statistics, it’s noticeably lacking a table on sources of cash flow into and out of the island. You can still extrapolate somewhat from the information that’s presented, but even making leaping interpretations of the data I can’t identify industries generating more than 10 percent of our local GDP from offshore sources. If I had to hazard a

Without tourist dollars, Maui and its economy would be unrecognizable.

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We get to live in this paradise only because we help share it with others who come on a temporary basis. We are the stewards of the ‘aina that brings them, but we’re also hopelessly addicted to the money they spend. move away. Most of those who stayed would be either farm laborers (just like it was 100 years ago) or retirees (who didn’t exist much back then). Many will initially disagree with me. The oft-heard counterargument centers on the statistic that tourism is “only” about 40 percent of our economy, which is true. However, Mark Twain popularized a saying: “There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies, and statistics.” This is one of those cases where the statistic is incredibly misleading. (Oh, and for the record, that quote is originally attributed to Benjamin Disraeli.) A more careful analysis of that 40 percent statistic shows that while tourism is less than half the total industry on Maui, it brings in almost all of the outside income. Visitors spent almost $2.3 billion here in 2005, a year when our island’s total Gross Domestic Product was $5.8 billion. Most other business enterprises on Maui just don’t bring revenue to the island. Instead, they live off the money already churning here.

guess, I suspect the actual amount of outside revenue other than tourism is probably just under 5 percent. Even if you stretch that figure to 10 percent, that leaves tourism generating a whopping 90 percent of our outside revenue. Keep in mind that incoming money from tourism doesn’t stay forever. Eventually, after passing through several hands, it leaves the island for energy, food, retail goods, medical supplies and other consumables we don’t grow or manufacture here. A very large part also departs in more subtle ways, like home mortgage and other interest. These offshore expenses are like holes in the bottom of our bucket. The water coming in has to be equal to or greater than the water flowing out or our island economy starts to suffer. Speaking of home mortgages and other debt, these have their place in bringing large amounts of cash flow to the island, but eventually they have to be repaid with earnings. A person or family’s largest expense is usually housing, and between principal and interest up to 35 percent of net income is leaving the island for debt service. This outgoing cash flow is offset

by the loan proceeds themselves, which fund the building of the home, improvements, etc., but it doesn’t replace the need for outside revenue to service these primarily offshore debts. Fortunately, many of our homes are not owned by locals. They are vacation and second residences for people who live elsewhere in the world. These are being debt serviced and maintained with funds from elsewhere. Although technically part of the visitor industry (almost all vacation destinations have a sizable second home component to their economy) it’s hard to see how the Maui Data Book could capture these expenses and report them as part of this industrial segment. These visitors are typically more experienced, have done their share of activities on their earlier trips and presumably spend their money on restaurants, shopping and the maintenance of their vacation homes—all items that are probably not counted as visitor industry spending depending on how the Data Book is compiled. If these second-home owners are in fact not included in much of the visitor industry statistics, then the extent to which Maui relies upon the visitor industry becomes even more acute. So it doesn’t matter if you’re a government employee, a construction worker or a banker: here on Maui you ultimately make your living from tourism. Period. We get to live in this paradise only because we help share it with others who come on a temporary basis. We are the stewards of the ‘aina that brings them, but we’re also hopelessly addicted to the money they spend. MTW

Bleak Picture The 2008 visitor numbers are in, and they ain’t pretty… Total visitor arrivals for 2008 (percent change over 2007) Hawaii Maui Molokai Lanai

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Total visitor arrivals for Dec. 2008 (percent change over Dec. 2007) Hawaii Maui Molokai Lanai

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Figures from state Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism.

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ehbrah@mauitime.com Thank you to Maui County for the educational lesson in hypocrisy. In spite of the obvious drought in Maui County, the county council lost their spine in the face of the hotel lobby and failed to implement “common sense” irrigation rules. Thankfully, the county continues to ask families to restrict usage, and shows us how not to. I know, I know, those rules didn’t get implemented, so you aren’t breaking any laws. But would it kill you to practice a little common sense—at least where it’s so obvious to everyone? Seems every time I drive Mokulele highway, in the middle of the day with full sunshine and howling winds, you have those huge sprinklers shooting water into the air like a big middle finger to all of us who are asked to conserve water in our homes. Great leadership by example!


NEWSOFTHEWEIRD HERE SHE COMES, MISS RIYADH Saudi Arabia is host to several camel beauty pageants each year (condemned as religiously fatuous by Muslim clerics), but the country’s first goat beauty pageant was held in September in Riyadh, with the distinctive Najdi breed, featuring high nose bridges and silky, shaggy hair, taking top prizes. In fact, most of the goats in the competition had the same father, Burgan, whose progeny typically fetch the equivalent of $25,000 and up. Still, prize-winning show camels can bring 10 times that amount for the greater status they convey to their owners. Burgan himself did not appear at the pageant, according to a Reuters dispatch, because his owner feared that a jealous competitor would have an “evil eye” cast upon him.

WHY BUY WHEN YOU CAN RENT? Among the services available by the clock in Japan (according to a January BBC dispatch) are (1) quality time with a pet (about $10 an hour at the Ja La La Cafe in Toyko, usually with dogs or cats but with rabbits, ferrets and beetles available); (2) no-sex quality time with a college coed (flattering conversation by the hour at the Campus Cafe, less expensive than the geisha-type houses); (3) and actors from the I Want To Cheer Up agency in Tokyo, to portray “relatives” for weddings and funerals when actual family members cannot attend, or to portray fathers to help single women with their parenting duties, or to portray husbands to help women practice for the routine of married life (except for sex).

PARENTAL RESPONSIBILITY (1) A father took his 20-year-old son to an Islamic court in Bauchi, Nigeria, in October, demanding that he be jailed for idleness, which he said has shamed

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the family. (The court immediately sentenced the son to 30 lashes and six months in prison.) (2) In December, a court in Seoul, South Korea, fined the parents of a teenage rapist the equivalent of about $60,000 for their negligence in raising the boy badly. (The 18-year-old himself is serving a 10-year sentence for the crime.)

POLITICAL INCORRECTNESS (1) In November, the student association at Carleton University in Ottawa, Ontario, voted to eliminate a cystic fibrosis organization from the list of charities it supports, explaining that since the condition almost exclusively afflicts white people, it was not “inclusive” enough to merit student funding. (2) In December, Britain’s Oxford University Press announced the latest changes in its highly selective Junior Dictionary, finding room to add dozens of words, including trapezium, alliteration and incisor but eliminating, for example, bishop, chapel, christen, minister, monk, nun, parish, psalm and saint. The publisher said the changes reflect Britain’s “multicultural, multifaith” society.

BREAST INTENTIONS Photographer Yeon Lee’s exhibit in a London gallery in December featured a burqa-clad model, fully robed from head to toe except for a tiny opening, but that opening was not the typical one, for the woman’s eyes. Ms. Lee’s openings exposed only the model’s nipples, highlighting, she said, “the ways women are categorized in male-dominated societies.”

GRANHANDLING Evelyn Poynter, 86, had refused for months to leave her apartment in Pittsburgh and move in with her sister, Laura Stewart, 72, who had offered to take care of her. In December, according to police, a fed-up Stewart forcibly wrapped Poynter’s arms, legs, neck and body in duct tape, tossed her in the back seat, and drove her home to Shaker Heights, Ohio. “There was nothing sinister,” said Stewart’s daughter, but still, Stewart was arrested. MTW

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You may not know what a mondegreen is, but your brain has almost certainly produced one. For those scratching their heads: mondegreens are misheard snippets of poems or, more commonly these days, songs. Perhaps the most oft-repeated example is “excuse me while I kiss this guy,” which is a bastardization of the line “excuse me while I kiss the sky” from Jimi Hendrix’s “Purple Haze.” There are of course hundreds more (“let’s pee in the corner, let’s pee in the spotlight,” “might as well face it you’re a dick with a glove”) and an array of Web sites dedicated to chronicling them. One of the more comprehensive seems to be, fittingly enough, kissthisguy.com. It’s a fine way to kill some time, and maybe finally learn the real lyrics to a few of your favorite tunes. -JS

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BY ROB PARSONS ROBPARSONS@EARTHLINK.NET

PR-friendly skies Rob flew on Mokulele Airlines’ maiden voyage and all he got was this lousy T-shirt… ike Bill Murray in the classic movie Groundhog Day, I found myself awakening day after day to the same tune. No, it wasn’t Sonny & Cher, but the catchy jingle for Northwest Orient Airlines: “Give wings to your heart/Your spirit soars/On Northwest Orient [insert Chinese gong sound] airlines.” The childhood flashback to the tune from my Dad’s radio while he shaved— a dreamy alarm clock realization that I was running late for getting dressed and eating breakfast before elementary school—was part of my musing about traveling to faraway places. It began last week with an e-mail that read, “Maui Invite To The Press: Mokulele Airlines’ Inaugural Flight from Kahului to Honolulu.” Hmmm. I recalled reading press releases about Mokulele’s $28 fare for the month of February, their partnering with Alaska Airlines for a mileage program and new service from Kahului to Honolulu. But this sure sounded a lot like… a free trip to the big city!

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And back in October 2003, Dowling and site work contractor Steve Goodfellow hired a helicopter to fly a Maui News reporter upslope from his South Maui One Palauea Bay project, one day after muddy storm runoff turned the ocean the color of cappuccino. The developers intended to show the media that the source of the muddy torrents was higher up the mountain, not from grading work on their project. However, video taken by a South Maui resident showed a large pile of unprotected fill dirt melting into the drainageway to the ocean. So, it was with forethought about my own personal ethics that I gleefully agreed to accept the free flight invitation anyway. Now if they’d thrown in tickets for the Pro Bowl… hat the inaugural flight took place on Groundhog Day evoked a bit of déjà vu, in keeping with the aforementioned Bill Murray movie. Hadn’t Hawaii been down this road, or runway— adding a third airline and dropping interisland fares—many times over? Back in 1979, Mid-Pacific Airlines chal-

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The inaugural flight took place on Groundhog Day and, fittingly, it evoked a bit of déjà vu. Hasn’t Hawaii been down this road, or runway— adding a third airline and dropping inter-island fares—many times over? I checked in with Editor Jacob Shafer and asked if I could cover the story. I assured him I’d find more to write about than just a business promo piece such as The Maui News might run, and he gave me the OK. Accepting free flights, after all, can be a slippery slope. In 2005, Sen. Kalani English settled a Hawaii State Ethics Commission complaint by paying a $1,000 fine, but admitted no wrongdoing in being a “guest” on Hawaii Air ambulance flights between Oahu and Maui in 2002. More recently, Maui Ethics Board Chair Alan Kaufman admitted he accepted a free flight from developer Everett Dowling. The matter came up during a review of County Councilmember Wayne Nishiki’s late filing of forms that disclosed a large loan he received from Dowling.

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lenged the longtime island carriers, Hawaiian and Aloha. Their turbo-prop service lasted until 1988. Two years later, Discovery Airlines took off, but in a cloud of doubt about ownership interests. Unions for the other two airlines filed objections with the U.S. Department of Transportation over the fact that the majority of company stock was held by an executive with Nansay Hawaii, a Japanese real estate development firm. The USDOT gave the airline a ninemonth provisional certificate to operate, during which time it was required to prove it was controlled by American interests. It was ultimately unable to do so, and the upstart commuter service filed for bankruptcy in August 1991. Another turbo-prop inter-island service, Mahalo Airlines, flew from 1993-1997, eventually filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. More recently, go! Airlines (a division

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Shareholder ML&P has slapped its logo on the new planes. of Mainland commuter Mesa Air Group) began flying in Hawaii in 2006, utilizing five small, 50-passenger Canadian-built jets. Later that year, go! reached an agreement with Mokulele Airlines to operate smaller Cessna Grand Caravan flights to Kapalua, Maui, Molokai and Lanai under the name go! Express. The new airline quickly found itself embroiled in an expensive legal nightmare over allegedly using confidential business information acquired during Hawaiian Airlines’ bankruptcy proceedings. By May 2008, a settlement was reached requiring Mesa to pay $52 million to Hawaiian. But a month earlier, Aloha Airlines folded after serving Hawaii since 1946, citing high fuel costs and competition from go!. Now, even as Hawaii’s visitor-based economy is reeling with double-digit drops in hotel occupancy rates, a bolstered Mokulele Airlines rolled out the red carpet to show off its new routes, fancy aircraft and cheap prices to a happy throng of garland-wearing guests. The inaugural Mokulele flight from Kahului to Honolulu featured music, hula, a kumu’s blessing and free T-shirts for all passengers—even those flying for free. KHON-TV2 sent a film crew, Maui Visitors Bureau sent their executive director Teryl Vencl and top executives from Maui Land & Pineapple and Alexander & Baldwin were also on hand. In fact, ML&P’s pineapple-and-butterfly Kapalua logo is emblazoned on the tale of Mokulele’s three new Embraer-170 jets, as they are among the airlines’ shareholders. okulele, based in Kailua-Kona, was founded in 1998 and has operated volcano tour flights as well as federally scheduled flight service to underserved markets. Since 2005, when the airline was acquired by current

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CEO Bill Boyer, services and partnerships have expanded. The mid-sized, 70-passenger jets will be flown by Republic Airways subsidiary, Shuttle America. A Mokulele press release reports that Republic operates 233 regional jets, with 1,200 daily flights to 99 cities, 34 states, Canada, Mexico and Jamaica. Any additional descriptions of the smooth flight, extra head room, comfy faux-leather seats and cordial flight crew would begin to sound like pandering. Suffice it to say that the trip to Honolulu was as effortless as if I’d been whisked away on a big, puffy cumulous cloud. Back on the ground, I hopped on a city bus to downtown. As we passed A‘ala Park and entered Chinatown, I glanced over to see the Hawaii Superferry in dry dock. Just a few short years ago they had pitched their ferry service as an alternative to high airfares, claiming they could offer inter-island travel for half the cost. At the same time, they asked the state for $40 million to make harbor improvements to accommodate two twin-hulled fast-ferries, though the state now faces more than $5 million in additional costs. The current Hawaii Superferry Web site notes fares “from $49 each way,” about twice the cost of Mokulele’s February rates on all jet service routes. Superferry also notes some “Sweet deals in February” provided booking is made by February 18, when the vessel is scheduled to re-launch service after yearly maintenance and repairs. The ferry had some rough going in January, when winter swells and choppy conditions damaged more than a dozen vehicles, with “more than half the passengers vomiting,” according to newspaper reports. Unreported by the media, however, was Hawaii Superferry’s tacking on an 18 percent fuel surcharge on the transport of all vehicles.


ROBREPORT Superferry’s early visit to dry dock (less than a year since last year’s repairs) had some speculating that a reported near-miss with a whale was actually a whale strike. On January 21, Superferry reported maneuvering to miss a whale at 7:25am off the Penguin Banks area, south of Molokai. Believing the vessel had, in fact, struck a whale, a passenger contacted blogs on Kauai to report the incident. It is unclear whether a strike took place or whether the impression of a collision could have been “the result of an errant wave slapping between the twin hulls as they made their quick turn” as the Island Breath blogsite wrote. Back in October, Kauai blogger Brad Parsons (no relation, though with his propensity for research, writing and environmental advocacy I ought to consider him a calabash cousin) calculated that Superferrry’s four diesel engines use 15 times as much fuel as a Hawaiian Airlines jet would use to cover the same route, an incredible 6,000 gallons per one-way trip between Oahu and Maui. The energy output while in transit, according to his calculations, could power up to 16,500 homes. he highlight of my whirlwind trip to Honolulu was lunch with Henry Curtis and Kat Brady of Life of the Land. Dining at Little Village, not far from their Chinatown office, they briefed me on top legislative topics at this year’s session. I also got to congratulate Brady for recently being given a Martin Luther King Jr. award for her years of civil rights work for prisoners, gender equity, Hawaiian rights and protection of the environment. Barack Obama’s sister, Maya Soetoro-Ng, was similarly honored by the Hawaii Friends of Civil Rights. Curtis and Brady said that the burning issue this year is the ceded lands issue. Of course, great emphasis will be placed on the economy, renewable

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energy and health care. And, Curtis noted, gambling is “rearing its ugly head again.” Brady said that a whopping 3,500 bills were introduced this year—1,680 in the senate and 1,843 in the state house— despite hopes that the overall number might be curtailed this year. House Bill 1, a nuclear energy research funding bill favored by House Speaker Calvin Say, was already “killed” by Energy and Environment Committee Chair Mina Morita. Consideration for the Biofuels Master Plan and an undersea electric transmission cable from Lanai and/or Molokai to Oahu are both on hold for a year, pending more studies and the resolution of disputes. Curtis noted that one of the elements of the Hawaii Clean Energy Initiative (HCEI) serves to undermine the community’s right to due process, now guaranteed through the Integrated Resource Planning Process (IRP). Establishment of the new Clean Energy Scenario Planning (CESP), which would replace the IRP, is not being considered through the usual docket process at the Public Utility Commission and thus only Life of the Land is at the table with them to help participate in laying out the new planning procedures. Brady said that the new HCEI, largely top-down planning by the Governor, the Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism and Hawaiian Electric, is meant to confuse. “It’s all about obfuscation,” she said. “But they (HECO) confuse themselves more than anyone else,” she added with a chuckle. We talked more about the state’s energy outlook, in between bites of mu shu vegetables and eggplant with tofu. Soon, it was time for our enlightening discussion, and our lunch, to end. I paid my $2 for the bus ride back to the airport and strolled to the gates to return to Maui. Hopefully this latest round of cheap interisland travel won’t end too soon, as it certainly could help boost our sagging state economy. And should our elected officials take a wrong turn this legislative session, I’ve got this bright red Mokulele Airlines T-shirt to run up the flagpole to let them know. MTW

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vacancy created by the impeachment of Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich. I’ve had some fun with Rod and that wolverine carcass he carries around on his head, so it is with mixed feelings that I report the Illinois state Senate voted 590 to remove him from office. On the one hand, yes, the guy tried to sell a seat in the U.S. Senate. On the other hand— such an easy punchline. I mean, after his arrest he actually compared his plight to that of the United States after Pearl Harbor. Seriously. Politicians with balls that size don’t come along every day. Adios, Blaggy. We hardly knew ye.

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The latest unemployment figures are in and things aren’t looking good, unless your definition of “good” involves a lot of people not having jobs. Unemployment in Maui County stood at 6.7 percent in December, while statewide the jobless rate was 5.5 percent (high for Hawaii but well below the national average). Probably the most striking stat comes from Molokai, where 11.6 percent of residents are out of work. The reasons—a sharp tourism downturn and the recent shuttering of Molokai Ranch operations—are obvious, but it’s still jarring to see the number sitting there on the page. Even more jarring: the knowledge that things are going to get worse. Notice I didn’t add, “before they get better.”

THURSDAY, JANUARY 29 Hey, good news for the unemployed! A high-power job with a six-figure income and apparently very low hiring standards has just opened up. I’m speaking, of course, about the

SATURDAY, JANUARY 31 Aw, the poor thing. Speaking at a meeting of the Maui Chamber of Commerce yesterday, Gov. Lingle defended her position that the state should be able to divvy up ceded Native Hawaiian lands, despite a ruling by the Hawaii Supreme Court that said, in essence, “not so fast.” “Nobody likes to have demonstrations against them,” Lingle said, as quoted in The Maui News. But, she added, “this is the right thing to do for all the people of Hawaii.” I don’t know about you, but whenever politicians play the sympathy card by portraying themselves as crusaders for the greater good, unbowed by those mean old protestors who have the gall to exercise their Constitutional right (even if the protestors question the authority of that same Constitution), I kind of want to break something.

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MONDAY, FEBRUARY 2 Feel like getting angry and depressed? Really? OK—check out a new report from Stuart Bowen, the Special Inspector General for Iraq Reconstruction, titled Hard Lessons: The Iraq Reconstruction Experience (didn’t they used to play with Hendrix?). The report outlines the many expensive missteps and outright, bone-dumb failures that have marked the invasion, occupation and attempted rebuilding of Iraq. One of the more egregious examples, highlighted in a front page story on CNN.com, is a partially built prison that locals have reportedly termed “the whale.” The U.S. has already sunk $40 million into the prison, which will almost certainly never house a prisoner for various practical and bureaucratic reasons. But it sure did make a lot of money for whoever landed the contract. Gee I wonder who that was? Oh look, according a July 29 LA Times piece it was the California-based outfit Parsons Corp., which received over $140 million to build facilities in Iraq that were never, you know, finished. And my goodness, look at this: a 2004 AP article titled “Bush camp rejects Iraq cronyism charges.” Here we learn that Parsons Corp. is cozy with Bechtel, which also received gobs of government money for post-war projects in Iraq and (coincidence!) made hefty donations to Bush’s campaigns and had several of its top executives seated on defense department “advisory boards.” So, to recap: Bush and his minions railroaded us into an ill-planned, poorly executed quagmire that’s cost tens of thousands of lives, and then dumped billions of our dollars into failed “reconstruction” projects, with the money going to companies with clear and documented ties to the Administration. And nobody’s getting charged with war crimes. Awesome.

TUESDAY FEBRUARY 3 So this is tawdry and silly, but you did just slog through 300 words about Iraqi

The undoing of Sunday’s entry. prison boondoggles and corporate war profiteers so I think you’ve earned it: According to a story in the Honolulu Advertiser, former Dog the Bounty Hunter associate Tim Chapman (no blood relation to Duane, apparently) was arrested for allegedly fondling himself in his truck in the parking lot of an Oahu shopping center. But that’s not the good part. Here’s his excuse: he spilled orange juice on his lap, went to the backseat to change his pants, realized he didn’t have any underwear on, decided to clean the, ahem, area using baby wipes, discovered his new pair of pants were too loose and so had to change again, decided to have one more go at cleaning his crotch with the baby wipes, saw a security guard approaching and split to avoid bad publicity. Hey, stranger things have happened. MTW

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Monotonous and butt-numbing as they can be, public meetings also inspire some of the most interesting, honest and telling sound bites you’re likely to hear. Take this one, from Lahaina resident Albert-Dall Napahi Dizon, who, the Maui News reports, spoke recently at a meeting concerning the Villages of Leiali‘i, a proposed 3,200-home development set to be built on ceded Native Hawaiian lands. Directing his remarks at project manager Stanley Fujimoto, Dizon reportedly said, “I’m not mad at you, I’m mad at the system.” And there it is, the whole conflict in a nutshell.

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BY ROB PARSONS ichard Letney may be the most remarkable, prolific, amazing Maui artist you’ve never heard of. Arriving on the Valley Isle more than 30 years ago, English-born Letney—better known to friends as Gopal—has dedicated himself completely to capturing the island’s natural beauty. Yet, in the highly competitive Maui art world of Front Street galleries in Lahaina, Art Maui competitions and artists publicizing themselves through mass marketing or huge murals on buildings, Gopal remains an enigma. “Nature’s ingenuity knows no bounds,” says Letney, trying to explain his devotion to art minus the trappings. Classically trained, with a Master’s Degree from the Royal College of Art in London, Letney does hope his vast portfolio will find an audience. His wish is that through his artwork, people’s eyes may open to the wonder of life, the everyday natural splendor that surrounds us. For years, Letney has followed a discipline of traveling and hiking to secluded locations or captivating vistas, his art gear in hand. Often he works for several days, or even a week, at a particular locale. Realistic renditions of mountainscapes, waterfalls, coastlines and passing clouds are captured in panoramic elegance, all done on location, never from photos. The result is an archive of more than 150 completed pieces, chronicling an array of

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areas from Haiku to ‘Iao, around West Maui and ranging up Haleakala. Letney’s works are pastels on paper, allowing nuances of light, shadow and color that add an ethereal quality to his scrupulous style of realism. Many works are diptychs and triptychs, providing broad views of a variety of ecosystems throughout Maui, which he refers to as “a jewel with many facets.”

“I accept nature on her own terms, with all the subtleties and delicate hues. Don’t gild the lily.” - Richard “Gopal” Letney “If you can show people the beauty of the planet,” says Letney, “something worth saving, you appeal to them on a higher level. Not gloom and doom, but beauty—a symphony of elements, the inter-relationship of all life.” Through a young protégé who is assisting him in archiving and marketing his artwork, Gopal contacted me to help raise awareness about his unique collection

of “eco-art,” a term he says he coined years ago. “More important to me than money,” he says, “is the consciousness of the people I work with.” hough he guards his privacy, I was invited to join Gopal and assistant Damarahara Lange at his humble Haiku home and studio. I drove in late one afternoon, as the golden rays of sunlight illuminated the gardens surrounding his abode. The area, once overgrown in cane grass, is now alive with his landscaped “3-D doodles.” Paths meander through his “coralscapes,” meticulously stacked creations made using items found washed up on the beach, inter-planted with colorful foliage. Tucked into the extraordinary sculptures are tiny plastic African animals, dinosaurs and mermaids; another one elegantly showcases a blue Buddha statue. Besides the active meditation of beautifying his immediate surroundings, Gopal refers to the designs as “a way to bring attention to the worldwide plight of coral reefs.” He remembers how he returned to the ocean after more than a decade to find everything dramatically different than he remembered. Having lived in the oceanside community of Kuau for his first 13 years on Maui, he was shocked to observe green algae overgrowing formerly healthy reefs and a depletion of once-plentiful fish. “It wasn’t like that before,” he laments.

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Gopal acknowledges that other artists have tried to bring attention to marine life, though they often portray it in fantastic ways not seen in real life. “Some take the most opulent [ocean creatures] and cram them all into one picture,” he says. “My style is authentic to the environment, not a dreamscape. I accept nature on her own terms, with all the subtleties and delicate hues. Don’t gild the lily.” etney, Lange and I sat under an awning in his garden and sipped hot tea, a tangy blend of lilikoi, ginger, lemon, white tea and a pinch of cayenne. It was lightly sweetened with stevia, the one sweet thing, says Letney, that’s alkaline and not acid-forming in the human body, and thus better for our overall health.

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Like many with an artistic or musical gift, finding the time or inclination for self-promotion is not high on Gopal’s list of skills or priorities. This level of awareness is apparent in Gopal’s reverence for the natural world. “If we poison our Mother [Earth] and she becomes sick,” he says, “we can’t expect to be nourished by her.” He understands that sometimes “in a frame with a spotlight, people will notice something more than they may see in everyday life. [Then] they may not merely respect the environment, but actually feel the sacredness of it—that which remains unaltered by any human hand. It’s all divine creation.” I asked Gopal about his early life, his training and what brought him to Maui. Though he’s more interested in discussing his art, he shared a bit about his background. He grew up on a farm in the English countryside, where his father raised livestock. Sent to a boarding school from age 5 to 16, he says his love of art helped keep him sane. “It provided escape from the regimentation and structure,” he says. By the time he completed his undergraduate art degree at Kent, he was quite accomplished in portraiture and even ventured into elaborate works of what he terms “transcendental art,” derived from classical Tibetan and Hindu works he researched at the Royal College’s library and museum. Letney left England in 1976, spending six months on the Mainland U.S. His main mode of transport was hitchhiking; to this day, he has never owned a car. Eventually reaching California, he spent a month at Twenty Nine Palms, where he met John Hilton, who had a house there. Hilton also owned a home on Maui and was the founder of the Lahaina Art Society. Appreciative of the young Englishman’s talents, Hilton bought Letney a ticket to Maui. One poster image of his early years on Maui exists: a dreamy moonscape of a topless Hawaiian girl surrounded by night-blooming cereus and palms that some have referred to as the “Hawaiian Mona Lisa.” Eight-hundred posters were produced and sold, though Gopal still has the re-worked original. For seven years, Letney immersed himself in the art of scrimshaw, etching elaborate images of endangered species into fossilized walrus ivory. He describes the process as “working in the negative,” with the end result not apparent until ink is rubbed into the scratches. Eventually, after producing some 150 pieces, he felt he had learned all he could about the scrimshaw craft and

moved on. Gopal says he realized that efforts to bring awareness to the plight of endangered species alone would be insufficient without also imparting a deep appreciation for nature. “It’s a language everyone innately understands,” he says. “It’s not cloaked in politics, judgment or religion.” He says he uses the same schooled discipline in a landscape that he would in a portrait. Making sure he doesn’t take shortcuts or get sloppy is part of his active meditation. While claiming his style is “no style,” he is nevertheless true to nature in a manner that doesn’t allow for interpretations or deviations from the original scene. The end result is ultimately a work Gopal calls “a glimpse in nature’s kingdom.” And he works diligently until the piece is just right. “I’m a non-stop artist,” he says with a smile. ut like many with an artistic or musical gift, finding the time or inclination for self-promotion is not high on his list of skills or priorities. Letney understands that his originals are “not the end product” and that “they belong to Maui and the planet.” Yet he would like to see them housed in a permanent collection, as an archival resource, available to the public as a tool for environmental education. Since moving on to his realistic landscapes, no originals have been sold. Because of the extreme depth and detail of the original art, they lend themselves to reproductions in a giclee, fine-art printing format that utilizes digital ink-jet replication technology. A limited number of pieces have been captured in digital format and even fewer giclee prints, with long-lasting fade-resistant inks, have been produced. Gopal rolled out one stupendous panoramic giclee print, over 12 feet in length and encompassing a 360 degree view from a lofty viewpoint in Iao Valley. I found myself immersed in the detail of the work for several minutes. Gopal’s determination to produce his eco-art has taken hold of his life to the extent where his surroundings have often been austere. In a very real sense, he has proven that fine art can be created without the trappings of this highly consumptive culture, which values the economic ladder of achievement over and above spiritual growth.

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“Cities block us with walls of concrete, depriving us of the open countryside where our minds can take wing and soar, where our souls can breathe deeply and our senses be refreshed,” says Gopal. “Although there is nothing to compare to actually being in the midst of nature,” he continues, “artwork depicting nature does act in its way to give us a glimpse through a window to the grandeur.” Letney becomes animated when explaining the new unfolding chapter of his art and the potential it has to transform and educate. Besides archiving his work, he envisions a compilation book or books, with additional place data, environmental prose and perhaps “something to speak to kids.” He also expresses interest in creating a “temple of art” with a blue roof and green walls and carpet to reflect the natural world. As his artwork represents accurate historical portrayals of many pristine Maui landscapes, he speculates that state grant funding might help preserve his work for the benefit of future generations. hatever may come of his quest to preserve and share his life’s work, Letney is at peace with himself and with the impermanence that he recognizes as part of life. “In nature, there’s creation, preservation and dissolution, all happening simultaneously,” he says. “Nature accepts all of that, and there’s beauty in each of the aspects.” Gopal’s assistant Lange regards sharing his mentor’s artwork with the greater community as a “historic mission.” But the artist’s goal is not to achieve notoriety himself. His idea of success is that his work to be well known while he maintains his privacy. Still, he recognizes his part in the equation. “I don’t think Mother Nature would have commissioned me to do this without some greater plan.” MTW

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Knock your Jacques off Paia’s popular pau hana bistro adds pizza to the menu readers likely shudder at the thought of eating a piece of pizza lacking in animal influence. Jacques’ vegan pizza helps bolster the argument that most people decry vegan items out of conditioning and fear of the unknown (please, please, please do not make me launch into a diatribe on the standard American diet; I will if I have to). Long story short: the stuff is tasty, made especially so by the addition of the kalamata olives. My colleague was pleased with her slice of local style, which arrives loaded with flavorful elements. As for dude’s

reezy Paia bistro Jacques is synonymous with nightlife. On Fridays the place serves as a pau hana hub: martinis flow as a DJ—Del Sol or Boomshot, depending on the week—inspires those in attendance to get down ’til the unthinkable hours. They’ve even recently added music on other nights of the week, with the likes of the magnetic BrownChicken, BrownCow String Band taking the stage. As for food, the place is

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known for late night sushi. As of three weeks ago, however, the party factor is now just part of the equation at Jacques. They’ve begun to serve lunch between 11am and 3pm, and they’ve added gourmet pizza to the menu (which they serve all day). My associates and I decided to check out the new specialty during a recent lunch hour. Given my dietary restrictions (I’m vegan) I thought it prudent to bring along a number of omnivores, who would be able to consume and give me word on the quality of the pizza prepared with meat, cheese, etc. Several sources told me that the bistro’s owner (the Jacques for whom

the place is named) spent a long time perfecting the pizza crust recipe. It’s thin, crispy and accented with flecks of rosemary. Given my longstanding adoration of rosemary and despite my Chicago deepdish roots, I was sold. The establishment’s walls are lined with bamboo and accented with surf décor; Iz’s Facing Future radiated from the speakers. We perched ourselves on one of the elevated tables that offers an excellent view of the entire restaurant as well as the pedestrian traffic of the Paia leg of Hana Highway (which is arguably the Maui phenomenon that most warrants a sociological study). I ordered the garden delight, sans cheese of course. It comes topped with tomato slices, chopped onions, kalamata olives and a few other veggies. What makes this pizza is the olive tapenade smeared atop the crust. One colleague ordered a slice of the local style, which, as one would expect, was topped with pineapple and ham. In the spirit of the empiricism that dictates journalistic protocol I requested an avocado nori roll as an appetizer. Another colleague, a self-proclaimed fish and chips connoisseur, ordered said item (the lunch menu goes well beyond pizza and sushi, consisting also of burgers and the like). Oh, and I ordered a Big Swell IPA. After all, beer and pizza go hand in hand, even if you’re a pansy vegan like me. The avocado roll, of course, is a perpetual no-miss, so I won’t spend time laying out its many merits. The cheeseless pizza, however, warrants substantial description, as many

fish and chips, he said they were “respectable.” This, coming from a man who, if he could, would probably have a laboratory for dissecting orders of the greasy coastal mainstay in search of the perfect combination of flake and crisp. My overall assessment of the experience and the hot new menu item: a thumbs-up. With pink nail polish. MTW

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Next gig: Friday, Feb. 6, 49:30pm, Paia Gardens at Island Cuisine, Paia Album: Noble Soljah Web site: myspace.com/desmondyap Yet it is most ubiquitous in the tropics, in the latitudinal parallels of its birth. I refuse to believe that reggae’s immense popularity on Maui is due solely to the music’s catchiness, the ease with which it can be played or its warm weather/spliff-puffing conduciveness. Instead, I think a major part of reggae’s popularity in the isles rests in the open wounds still gushing in colonialism’s wake. While much of it focuses on love and island life, reggae music is music of struggle, of raging against hegemony and loss of cultural identity. At the same time, it’s also full of optimism and calls for unity. Maui artist Dezman (a.k.a. Desmond Yap) is a case in point, which makes him a good choice to play at this Friday’s celebration of Bob Marley’s birthday. Dezman has been frequently booked at venues islandwide since his return from Oahu (he received his B.A. from UHManoa in May 2008). Raised on the Valley Isle, he started playing and recording at an extremely young age and cites Bradda Iz, Bob Marley, George Helm and Bob Dylan among his major inspirations. While still in junior high he wrote “Waiting for your Love,” which students of Kalama Intermediate recorded and performed. He wrote the song “When is Love Going to Last Forever?”, which racked up significant radio play, in a high school ukulele class.

His record, Noble Soljah, was released in 2001. Despite the above-mentioned song titles, Dezman’s lyrics tend to veer toward the political. One challenge of writing political songs is avoiding clichés while maintaining accessibility, which Dezman does pretty well. His lyrics are loaded with political and social commentary, but he doesn’t oversimplify; it’s clear he gave them a lot of thought. People who write politically charged music often risk losing broad appeal due to the fact that the subject matter is kind of a downer. (I once caught a little flack for covering Dylan’s “Masters of War” in a campfire setting.) Dezman avoids this problem by maintaining a degree of cautious optimism. His catchy compositions, which often consist of common reggae chord progressions overlain with pleasant vocal melodies and floating electric guitar leads (examples: the 2001 love song “Noble Soljah” as well as the song “Smarter We Become”), also take the edge off the tough issues he tackles. From a sampling of a few key Dezman tunes I can tell that his music is best experienced live. While the studio offers endless takes as a chance to perfect harmonies and guitar leads, it can also partially mute the rawness that is part of this music’s appeal. The outdoor venue where Dezman will be jamming (Paia Gardens, behind Island Cuisine) this Friday will be a perfect chance to test this theory. Also playing will be roots band Guidance, Ras Bonito and others. MTW


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A new ‘Nightmare’ Stop-motion fantasy offers surreal visual delights here’s a tricky age we all experience, when we’re children approaching our teens. We like to pretend we don’t need our parents for anything, request to be dropped off a mile away from the mall and can already declare our independence, but

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really aren’t ready to. The young heroine of Coraline, the new stop-motion animation fantasy/thriller from director Henry Selick and writer Neil Gaiman, is a junior high-age girl whose endlessly busy parents are always ignoring and sending her away. While exploring the new house they’ve

just moved into, Coraline discovers a small door that leads to an alternate universe where her parents are available, hip and eager to entertain and hang on her every word. There’s a catch, of course, and it may have something to do with how everyone in this alternate world has buttons for eyes. This is a girl’s wish-fulfillment fantasy gone bad and clearly the creation of Gaiman, the celebrated, quirky author of the Sandman graphic novels and co-writer of the recent Beowulf adaptation, to name just a couple of his many projects. Selick is best known for directing The Nightmare Before Christmas, which Tim Burton designed and wrote, but this modern-day adaptation of Alice in Wonderland, complete with a talking cat, has visually more in common with Selick’s bizarre, much-hated Monkeybone. However, this is, thankfully, worlds better than Monkeybone—the film’s technique and design are so terrific, I was willing to go almost anywhere the story wanted to take me. Much of the movie is brilliantly offbeat and delightfully surreal, but some of it is

If this was your mom, you’d have issues too. just plain odd. The voice work by the actors is fine, but the characters remain goofy figures rather than flesh-and-blood individuals—the worlds they inhabit have more life and depth than they do. And the ending is a problem: it feels anticlimactic and uncertain of when to quit, instead of providing the satisfying conclusion you’d hope for. Nevertheless, this funny, strange and scary trip never ceases to dazzle the eye. Some theaters are showing it in 3-D, which means the many onscreen sewing needles, creepy crawlies, beasties and winged monsters vividly jump out at you, a thrill that caused me to jump more than once.

The imagery of flying dogs, insect furniture, expressive felines, menacing buttons and a most unusual eclipse will stay with you. I was frequently reminded of the farout dreamscapes and wild illustrations that marked the best fairy tales of my youth. Parents need to take the PG-rating seriously and leave the keiki at home; this is too frightening for small children. Preteens around Coraline’s age will be delighted, while their parents may exit the theater creeped out and wondering, guiltily, if they have more in common with Coraline’s neglectful parents or their button-eyed doubles. MTW

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MOVIECAPSULES Maui Film Festival Candlelight Cinema CADILLAC RECORDS - R - Drama Beyonce Knowles as Etta James? Mos Def as Chuck Berry? Cedric the Entertainer as Willie Dixon? This flick chronicles the lives of some of the most influential musicians ever, all of whom recorded with legendary Chicago-based label Chess records. 109 min.

New This Week CORALINE (3D) - PG - Animation - A young girl discovers a parallel reality with striking similarities to her own mundane existence. Luckily, there are some sinister non-bear elements that threaten to tear away at her host reality. 100 min. HE’S JUST NOT THAT INTO YOU - PG13 - Comedy - A group of loosely-connected young-ish people, all fumbling through romantic minefields, all dealing with their own shortcomings as well as those of others, figure it out in the end, presumably. 129 min. PINK PANTHER 2 - PG - Comedy - They made another Pink Panther movie. 92 min. PUSH - PG13 - Action - A young dude and a teenage girl are forced to battle a destructive non-bear element that works outside the physical realm with hilarious results. 111 min.

Now Showing BEDTIME STORIES - PG - Comedy - A dude (Adam Sandler, incidentally) discovers that the bedtime stories he tells his niece and nephew are coming true. The stories end up, as one would imagine, turning his life into a mess. 95 min. BRIDE WARS - PG - Sci-Fi - My heart goes out to the millions of boyfriends who were forced to sit through this and other wedding flicks (Monsoon Wedding notwithstanding). My advice: Run. Like the wind. 90 min.

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by a film’s characters, but no. This is actually about a hotel for dogs. Stars Don Cheadle. Seriously. 100 min. INKHEART - PG - Fantasy - A young girl’s father discovers he has the power to bring certain characters from the stories he reads to life. Unfortunately none of these characters are Jesus, Pan or even Tom Sawyer (all of whom are the topic of about six Rush songs). 106 min. LAST CHANCE HARVEY - PG13 - Romance Dustin Hoffman and Emma Thompson star in this film, which chronicles the romance of two middleaged individuals who meet at an airport amid mutual existential crises. Relationships. Yay. 92 min. MY BLOODY VALENTINE - R - Horror - So, basically, an inexperienced coal miner causes the deaths of a bunch of people, which sucks. He’s got other things to deal with on top of this, like unrequited love and a vengeful mass murderer, which both also suck. On the other hand, there is a lot of blood in this flick, which is entertaining. 101 min. NEW IN TOWN - PG13 - Comedy - A Renee Zellweger-esque woman is climbing the corporate ladder. A project that guarantees a promotion lands her in a podunk town where she inevitably meets a dreamy gentleman. Sacrificing one’s career for a dude is the worst thing a girl can do, so let’s hope that doesn’t happen. 96 min. NOTORIOUS - R - Drama - Chronicles the life and times of rapper Notorious B.I.G. Too soon? 122 min. PAUL BLART: MALL COP - PG - Comedy - A scathing commentary questioning the aptitude of quasi-governmental entities that occupy mercantile centers in present-day New Jersey while tackling the most complex of existential quandries. 87 min. REVOLUTIONARY ROAD - R - Drama Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet star as a suburban couple in the ‘50s who discover the meaninglessness of their existence and actually try to do something to resist it. 119 min. SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE - R - Art, Foreign - A Mumbai street kid attempts to become a contestant on India’s ‘Who Wants to Be a Millionaire’ to find the girl he loved and lost.120 min.

SHOWTIMES Front Street Theater 900 Front Street, Lahaina, 249-2222 (Matinees: MF until 6:30pm, Sa-Su until 3:30pm, Discount Tue), Coraline (3D) - PG - F-W 1:30, 4, 6:30, 9. Sa-Su 4, 6:30, 9. Hotel for Dogs - PG - Th only 5 Inkheart - PG - Th only 3:45, 6:30. Paul Blart: Mall Cop - PG - Th-W 4:15, 6:45, 9:15. Sa-Su 2:15, 4:30, 6:45, 9. Push - PG13 - F-W 2, 4:30, 7, 9:30 . Sa-Su 4:30, 7, 9:30 . The Uninvited - R - Th 2, 4:30, 7, 9:15. F-W 2:30, 5, 7:15, 9:30. Sa-Su 5, 7:15, 9:30.

Queen Ka’ahumanu Shopping Center. 1-800326-3264 (Matinees: everyday until 4pm), Bedtime Stories - PG - Th only 11:30, 1:45 Defiance - R - Th only 4:30, 7:10 Gran Torino - R - F-Sa 11, 1:40, 4:20, 7, 9:40. SuW 11, 1:40, 4:20, 7. He’s Just Not That Into You - PG13 - F-Sa 11, 12, 1:50, 2:50, 4:40, 5:40, 7:30, 8:30. Su-W 11, 12, 1:50, 2:50, 4:40, 5:40, 7:30, 8:30, 10:20. Taken - PG13 - Th-W 11:20, 1:25, 3:30, 5:35, 7:40. F-Sa 11:20, 1:25, 3:30, 5:35, 7:40, 9:45. Underworld: Rise of the Lycans - R - F-Sa 11:10, 1:20, 3:30, 5:45, 8, 10:15. Su-W 11:10, 1:20, 3:30, 5:45, 8. The Uninvited - R - Th-Sa 11:20, 1:25, 3:30, 5:35, 7:40, 9:35. Su-W 11:20, 1:25, 3:30, 5:35, 7:40. The Wrestler - R - 11:25, 2, 4:30, 7:10

1819 South Kihei Road, 1-800-326-3264 ( Matinees: everyday until 4pm), The Curious Case of Benjamin Button - PG13 - Th only 7 Frost/Nixon - R - Th only 4:20 Gran Torino - R - Th only 12:30, 3:10, 5:50, 8:30 He’s Just Not That Into You - PG13 - F-Sa 11, 1:50, 4:40, 7:35, 10:20. Su 11, 1:50, 4:40, 7:35. M-W 1:30, 4:40, 7:15. Pink Panther 2 - PG - F-Sa 11:05, 1:10, 3:15, 5:20, 7:25, 9:30. Su 11:05, 1:10, 3:15, 5:20, 7:25. M-W 1, 3:05, 5:10, 7:15. Push - PG13 - F-Sa 11:45, 2:15, 4:45, 7:15, 9:45. Su 11:45, 2:15, 4:45, 7:15. M-W 12:30, 3, 5:30, 8. Rachel Getting Married - R - Th only 1:10 Slumdog Millionaire - R - Th-W 12, 2:30, 5:15, 8:15. F-Sa 11:15, 1:45, 4:30, 7:30, 10. Su 11:15, 1:45, 4:30, 7:30.. Underworld: Rise of the Lycans - R - 1:15, 3:30, 5:45, 8:15

DEFIANCE - R - Drama - Three brothers escape to the woods in an attempt to flee from Nazis in Eastern Europe in 1941. Others follow. 136 min.

THE UNBORN - PG13 - Thriller - A young woman discovers that a big scary ghost is haunting her, which is kind of a bummer. The plot also involves a family curse of some sort, just for kicks. 87 min.

FROST/NIXON - R - Drama - British talk show host David Frost scores an interview with a post-Watergate Richard Nixon, who is as charming and hospitable as pie. 122 min.

UNDERWORLD: RISE OF THE LYCANS - R Thriller - Based loosely on the life of Mark Twain, this prequel to the first ‘Underworld’ chronicles the conflict between upper-crust vampires and a race they once held as slaves. 93 min.

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THE UNINVITED - R - Horror - After the tragic non-bear mauling death of her mother a young lady finds her mother’s former nurse putting the moves on Dad. Mom’s ghost warns of ill intentions. Audience members get repeatedly startled. Everyone wins. 102 min.

Maui Mall, 249-2222 (Matinees: M-Th until 6pm, F-Su until 3:30pm), Coraline (3D) - PG - F-Su 12, 2:30, 5, 7:50, 10. M-W 2:30, 5, 7:50, 10. The Curious Case of Benjamin Button - PG13 - Th 4:30, 8. F-Su 1, 4:30, 8. M-W 4:30, 8. Gran Torino - R - Th only 1, 3:45, 6:30, 9:15 Inkheart - PG - Th-W 2:25, 4:50, 7:20, 9:45. FSu 12, 2:25, 4:50, 7:20, 9:45. My Bloody Valentine - R - Th 2, 4:30, 7, 9:30. FW 2, 4:25, 6:50, 9:15. New In Town - PG13 - Th 2:20, 4:40, 7, 9:20. FSu 12:05, 2:20, 4:40, 7, 9:20. M-W 2:20, 4:40, 7, 9:20. Paul Blart: Mall Cop - PG - Th-W 2:45, 5, 7:15, 9:30. F-Su 12:30, 2:45, 5, 7:15, 9:30. Pink Panther 2 - PG - F-Su 12:25, 2:50, 5:10, 7:30, 9:50. M-W 2:50, 5:10, 7:30, 9:50. Push - PG13 - F-Th 1:45, 4:20, 7:05, 9:50 Revolutionary Road - R - Th 1:30, 4:10, 6:55, 9:40. F-W 1:30, 4:10, 6:55, 9:35. Slumdog Millionaire - R - Th 3:25, 6:15, 9:05. F-Su 12:35, 3:25, 6:15, 9:05. M-W 3:25, 6:15, 9:05.

THE WRESTLER - R - Drama - A retired wrestler, past his prime, attempts to feel the glory of the limelight one more time while trying to come to terms with other stuff. 110 min.

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THIS WEEK’S PICKS Das trippy

Hail to the chiefs

Friday (Feb. 6), 7pm, Iao Theater, Wailuku

Friday (Feb. 6), 10pm, Hard Rock Café, Lahaina

When I was five or so my parents returned from a trip to Mexico with a half dozen colorful resin clown figurines that each stood about ten inches tall; apparently a gift. They arranged these monstrous statuettes on my dresser. They must have thought I was sleeping too well at night. Couple that with one too many viewings of Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure and my irrational fear of clowns begins to make sense. Friday’s Surreal German Circus, luckily, will not showcase these multi-colored weavers of nightmares. Instead, the event takes a traditional circus—acrobatics, side show freaks, a midway, carnival barkers—and gives it a more adult, artistic twist with sexy/sultry/smart performances by Oahu’s Cherry Blossom Cabaret and Maui’s own Kit Kat Club. The event has been described as “Cabaret meets Cirque du Soleil with a dash of David Lynch.” Hang that description on a sandwich and I’d buy it. Organizers expect the festivities to spill out into the First Friday crowd by the end of the night. Admission includes all-you-can-eat passed pupus by Haliimaile General Store’s Bev Gannon. $40.

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Let’s take it back to 1995, and while we’re there let’s flip on the radio. And let’s hope the first song that slides through the speakers is “Lump,” a driving, bouncy ode to an old, nottoo-bright pajama-clad lady sitting in a swamp. And let’s hope that’s followed by “Peaches” or “Dune Buggy” or “Kitty” or any of the other weird, wonderful, eminently hummable tunes from The Presidents of the United States of America’s self-titled debut album. But wait—we don’t need a wayback machine. Because PUSA, five strings in tow, is coming to Maui to do its tongue-in-cheek post-punk thing. Whether a crowd weaned on reggae will appreciate songs about stuffed chickens, cokehead rock star frogs and agoraphobic beetles remains to be seen. But these guys are just so damned fun, it’s tough not to at least smile. I mean really, a multiple Grammy-winning band that doesn’t take itself seriously but still rocks? How awesome is that? $35. [JS]

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BY KATE BRADSHAW

If these walls could talk

Pucker up

Saturday (Feb. 7), 6-9pm, Paia Contemporary Gallery

Saturday (Feb. 7), 10pm, Casanova, Makawao

It’s easy for many to brush off art that doesn’t feature a straightforward subject. Admittedly, a lot of abstract art can be pretty damned full of itself. But Kenn Briner, the photographer whose exhibits will be featured at Paia Contemporary Gallery in the coming weeks, has a vision that marries the abstract and the concrete. The two exhibits Briner is showcasing focus on walls. But these are not ordinary, everyday walls. One series consists of photos Briner took at the Maui Sugar Mill. The images highlight the interesting textures whittled into the mill’s industry-weathered walls. One can appreciate these images on the level of the social metaphor at which they hint—they could serve as a statement on the impacts of industry—or because they look cool. Contrasting Briner’s industrial series is one that focuses on the walls of Japanese temples. These images are surprisingly intricate and colorful, often looking more like paintings. The exhibit runs through the first week of March.

Some people say that we are entering a post-racial era, which I think can’t be ushered in soon enough. After all, what is “race” but a series of physical adaptations to environments over thousands of generations? Yet one thing I will miss in a post-racial America will be phrases such as “kiss my black ass.” (Though “kiss my post-racial ass” has a certain ring to it.) In addition to being hilarious, “kiss my black ass” is somewhat eyecatching. This is only part of the reason that veteran house DJ Quentin Harris furnished his tour with such a startling moniker. It was also inspired by some of the politics and ego he has witnessed working within the music industry. “I think people take themselves too seriously in music. I just wanted to create a night where people could come as they are,” Harris said in a press release. “Kiss My Black Ass” parties have gone off worldwide, and now it’s Maui’s turn. The Detroit native’s sound is described as an amalgam of house and hip-hop, with influences that include Prince, Parliament and Motown. Lalo Goya opens the show.

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Big Shows Bob Marley Birthday Bash - Fri, Feb 6. This show brings roots band Guidance, Maui’s own Dezman, Jamaica’s Ras Bonito and others. This is an excellent oceanfront venue. After party to featuring Jamallad and the Global Citizens to follow at Charley’s. $20. 3 p.m. Island Cuisine, Hana Highway, Paia. 579-9668. Rick Vito - Fri, Feb 6. This phenomenal blues slide guitarist/Mick Fleetwood Blues Band guitarist & vocalist will be rocking in Kihei. $15. 9 p.m. Stella Blues, Kihei. 874-3779. The Presidents of the United States of America - Fri, Feb 6. Somewhere between post punk and proto garage pop lies this band. Just kidding. These guys are best known for tunes like “Peaches,” “Lump” and “Kitty,” among other tunes. They are one of the few popular bands in the nineties to have a “sense” of “humor.” Tonight they rock Maui. Yours for $35. 10 p.m. Hard Rock Cafe, Lahaina. 667-7400. Sublime Tribute Band - Sat, Feb 7. I know a lot of people are into Sublime. Like, way into Sublime. Well, Second Hand Smoke, a popular Chicagobased Sublime tribute band, is going to satiate those in need of a live Sublime fix. 9 p.m. Charley’s, Paia. 354-ROCK.

Stage Da Braddahs - Fri. James Roche and Tony Silva make up this Hawaiian comedy duo. The two bust through a number of characters that you can only really see here in the isles. $25/keiki half price. 7:30 p.m. McCoy Studio Theater, MACC. 242-7469. Tango Now - Fri. Love of Tango brings this Argentine tango show to Maui. The list of stellar performers includes Natalia Hills and Gabrielle Misse. $22. 7:30 p.m. Castle Theater, MACC. 242-7469. Judy’s Gang Dance Recital - Sat. Over 100 dancers of all ages will be performing as part of this show, entitled “You’re an Animal.” This is a two-hour show consisting of jazz, tap and more. $14/$13/$9. 7 p.m. Castle Theater, MACC. 242-7469.

Speakeasy in Wailuku - The Cherry Blossom Cabaret is coming to Cafe Marc Aurel! This irresistible Oahu-based song/dance/comedy troupe has been known to dazzle audiences. 21+. $10. 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Cafe Marc Aurel, 28 N. Market St., Wailuku, HI, 96793. 244-0852. My Mama Monologues - Playwright Pat Matsumoto is looking for our original mom stories, which she will adapt for a Mother’s Day performance. Submit a story about Mom, no more than 1,200 words or seven minutes long read aloud. Instructions are at www.mymamamonologues.com. Or Mail Stories to Gallerie Ha, 51 N. Market St., Wailuku. Deadline is Feb. 7. 244-3993.

Tickets on Sale Mystic Garden Party - Daily, Feb 12. This camping retreat/experience includes three daily yoga classes, two daily sweat lodges, workshops and more. Guest speakers include Ram Dass, Alex Grey, Daniel Pinchbeck, and kupuna Auntie Pua. Features countless musical acts. A vegan meal plan is available for a bit more. Tickets are available at Mandala Ethnic Arts in Paia or online at mysticgardenparty.com. $225 until 2/10, $300 thereafter. Camp Keanae. (888) 966-2568. Inspired by Love - Sat, Feb 14. This Maui Civic Light Opera show includes farewell performance by Debra Lynn and Jerry Eiting as well as appearances by Eric Gilliom and others. Valentine’s Day enthusiasts are sure to dig this one. $35/$25. 7:30 p.m. Castle Theater, MACC. 242-7469. Makana - Sat, Feb 14. Part of the MACC’s Mele Series, Makana will play the slack key and world styles that earned him opening slots for the likes of Santana and Sting. $30/keiki half price. 7:30 p.m. McCoy Studio Theater, MACC. 242-7469. Groundation Marley Tribute - Wed, Feb 18. This globally-acclaimed reggae is taking its Bob Marley tribute on the road. This band formed in the music department at Sonoma State University and has successfully and independently toured the globe. 10 p.m. Hard Rock Cafe, Lahaina. 667-7400. Pepper - Fri, Feb 20. This badass reggae/dub/rock outfit, originally from Island of Hawai’i, come to Maui for one night. Bonus: The ALLIEZ and Inna Vision

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open. You can find tickets at Quietstorm and Hard Rock Cafe in Lahaina, Request Music in Wailuku, Otopia in Queen Ka’ahumanu Center, all Maui Tropix locations and online at groovetickets.com. $25. 5:30 p.m. Lahaina Civic Center, 1840 Hono`apiilani Hwy., Lahaina. 661-4685. Angelique Kidjo - Sat, Feb 21. West African singer and composer Kidjo has captivated audiences and won acclaim worldwide for her amazing voice and commanding stage presence. $12/$30/$47/keiki half price. 7:30 p.m. Castle Theater, MACC. 242-7469. Jimmy Buffet & the Coral Reefer Band Tue, Feb 24. Yeah, Jimmy Buffet’s coming. 7 p.m. A & B Amphitheater, MACC, One Cameron Way, Kahului, HI, 96732. 242-7469. Hapa - Fri, Feb 27. This postmodern slack key and vocal duo, consisting of Barry Flanagan and Nathan Aweau, takes the MACC stage for a rare, can’t-miss performance. Will also feature chant from Charles Ka’upu’s and a hula performance by Malia Peterson. $12/$28/$37/keiki half price. 7:30 p.m. Castle Theater, MACC. 242-7469. Steve Miller Band - Sat, Feb 28. Jokers, smokers and midnight tokers rejoice: Steve Miller Band is coming to Maui. I’ve seen him live before; the man is a machine and so are the musicians with whom he surrounds himself. Jungle Love, anyone? $55/$65/$85/$125. 7 p.m. A & B Amphitheater, MACC. 242-7469. Lines Ballet - Sun, Mar 1. Artistic Director Alonso King brings his unique and highly acclaimed show to Maui. 5 p.m. Castle Theater, MACC. 242-7469. Sam & Howard Ahia: Generations - Fri, Mar 6. This legendary father and son team jam on stage with their mellow island tunes. $25. 7:30 p.m. Castle Theater, MACC. 242-7469. Augie T - Sat, Mar 14. This award-winning, megapopular comedian and drive time DJ returns to Maui to crack some jokes about Hawaii life. $25. 7:30 p.m. Castle Theater, MACC. 242-7469. Home: Inside & Out - Sun, Mar 15. Three young Hawaiian men, each from a different island, will perform a series of vignettes that deal with home, family and cultural identity. Tickets available at MACC box office, by phone and through

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mauiarts.org. $20/keiki half price. 7:30 p.m. McCoy Studio Theater, MACC. 242-7469. India Jazz Suites - Thu, Mar 19. Award-winning dancers Chitresh Das and Jason Samuels Smith perform alongside one another put on a rare, eclectic and captivating performance that spans all genres and embraces both tradition and innovation. $12/$22/$37. 7:30 p.m. Castle Theater, MACC. 242-7469. Diana Krall - Sat, Mar 21. Grammy-winning jazz vocalist and pianist Diana Krall comes to Maui for one night of cool, smooth, genre-transcending tunes. 7:30 p.m. Castle Theater, MACC. 242-7469. Na Leo Pilimehana - Sat, Mar 28. The translation of this best-selling Hawaiian female trio’s name is “voices blending together in warmth.” These three family women and long-time friends not only write and record their tunes, but they have even launched their own record label. $12/$28/$37. 7:30 p.m. Castle Theater, MACC. 242-7469.

Events THURSDAY, FEB 05 Black Inventors & Scientists - In celebration of Black History Month, Adesina Ogunelese will give a talk about the often-underplayed accomplishments of black inventors and scientists. Poetry with Ayin Adams and open mic will follow. 5 p.m. Wailuku Public Library, 251 High Street, Wailuku, HI, 96793. 243-5766. A Taste of Molokini - This new Wailea restaurant is opening its doors to celebrate its existence, offering food and drink enthusiasts a chance to sample the goods. 5:30-7 p.m. Molokini Bar and Grill, Maui Prince Hotel, Wailea. 875-5888. Focus Green Lecture - The featured speaker in this week’s Dowling Co. Focus Green Lecture Series is Jeff Corwin, producer and host of a number of environment-centered television shows. Proceeds benefit the Hawaii Nature Center. $5. 6-8 p.m. Castle Theater, MACC. 242-2787. Cinema Night - Cafe Mambo will be hosting an evening of classic and cult classic films for the 21 and older crowd. This week’s flick is Hot Fuzz. One of my favorites. 9 p.m. Cafe Mambo, Paia. 579-8021.

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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 02/05

Friday 02/06

Saturday 02/07

DJ Del Sol No cover, 10pm

Estee Graham No cover, 10pm

Erin Smith No cover, 10pm

MON - BrownChicken BrownCow String Band; Kahala and Indio; WED - Karen Be

Lat 21 N

Randall Rospond & Tom Conway

Cherry Blossom Cabaret

MON - Open Mic

Lady Passion, Messenjah Selah, Tuff Lion; $10, 10pm

Quentin Harris $15, 10pm

WED - Ladies’ Night, $10, 10pm

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

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

CASANOVA 1188 Makawao Ave., Makawao - 572-0220

CELLAR 744

Maui Music Mecca

744 Front St., Lahaina 661-3744

CHARLEY’S

DJ Mikio

MON - Manic Mondays; TUE - Hot Latin Tuesdays; WED - 80s vs. 90s

Eric the Whale Shark No cover

MON - Erin Smith; TUE - Jazz Night; WED - Howard Ahia, No cover

Second Hand Smoke (Sublime Tribute); $15, 9pm

Orin & Junior

Dave Carroll No cover

Dave Carroll No cover

Quiz Night (Super Freak Out)

Pau Hana

The Farmers!

MON - Jordan & Friends/Open Mic, 10pm, No cover; TUE - Scott Baird/Merika, 10pm, No cover

Anick Violette Band

Homestead

An Den

TUE - Backyard Jam, 7pm;

Aquarius Party w/ DJ Del Sol; $8, 10pm

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

WED - WII Wednesdays w/ DJ Michael Fong 10pm

COOL CAT CAFE Wharf Cinema, Lahaina - 667-0908

1913 S. Kihei Rd. - 875-9669

Underground Playground

Monday 02/09– Wednesday 02/11

Jamallad & the Global Citizens

142 Hana Hwy., Paia - 579-9668

DOG & DUCK IRISH PUB

Sunday 02/08

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

GIAN DON’S 1445 S. Kihei Rd., Kihei - 874-4041

HARD ROCK CAFÉ

Presidents of the USA $35, 10pm

900 Front St., Lahaina - 667-7400

HAUI’S LIFE’S A BEACH 1913 S. Kihei Rd., Kihei - 891–8010

Rampage No cover, 10pm

HENRY’S BAR & GRILL 41 E. Lipoa St., Kihei - 879-2849

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

Karaoke

First Thursday Folksong Circle - Calling all folksingers and humdingers to sing, play and listen to a wide variety of folk music. Free. 6:30 - 8:30pm. Roselani Place, 88 S. Papa Ave., Wailuku. 575-9695.

FRIDAY, FEB 06 Paul Brewbaker Economic Forecast Luncheon - The Maui Chamber of Commerce hosts this event, which will focus on the state of the economy and what’s to come. $42 members/$75 non-members. 11 a.m. Sheraton Maui Resort, Ka’anapali. 871-7711. Culture & the Arts Commission Meeting This is the county entity that helps prevent the spread of zomnieism. Come help them direct our tax dollars to the right programs. 9-10 a.m. County Building, High St., Wailuku. 270-7855. Economic Luncheon - Bank of Hawaii Economist Dr. Paul Brewbaker gives businessowners pointers on successfully conducting operations in 2009. $42. 12-2 p.m. Sheraton Maui, Ka’anapali. 871-7711. First Friday Wailuku - Who says there’s nothing happening in Wailuku? Some of Maui’s finest musicians line the streets. Artists and artisans peddle their wares. Food and drink abound. This month’s theme is “Crazy in Love.” The Hula Honeys perform, as do Byron Brown and the Derelicts. Check out the Maui Firemen benefit. Free. 5-7:30 p.m. Market Street from Main to Mill, Wailuku. Orchid Ball - This fancy deal benefits Hale O Keiki Montessori School. Includes silent auction and performances by Jimmy Mac and the Cool Cats. $175/$275 VIP. 6 p.m. Four Seasons Resort and Spa. 874-7441. Moonlight Tidepool Exploration - Explore a tidepool with Pacific Whale Foundation’s expert naturalists and meet fascinating creatures that roam Hawaiiís tidepools at night. For people ages 6 and over. $10 per adult and $5 per child. Reservations required. Co-sponsored by Mana Kai Maui Resort. 6:30-8:00 p.m. South Maui tidepools, Mana Kai Maui Resort. 249-8811 ext. 1. Valentine’s Day Dance - This event is sponsored by Worldwide Marriage Encounter and features pupus, silent auction and door prizes. $15. 79 p.m. Waikapu Community Center. 385-9408. Surreal German Circus - This trippy show involves performances from dancers, the music of Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill, freaks, a midway, and passed pupus prepared by Bev Gannon of Hailiimaile General Store fame. Attendees will receive discounted tickets for future Iao Theater shows. A benefit for the historic Iao Theater. $40. 242-6969. Iao Theater, Wailuku. Doors

SATURDAY, FEB 07 Swap Meet.Farmers’ Market - From camo hunting gear and koa carvings to vintage aloha postcards and delicate, locally-crafted jewelry, this

MON - Marty Dread

DJ Tony

One Inity

Karaoke w/ Melani

Live Music

Live Music

Gina Martinelli No cover

Karaoke

Karaoke

Karaoke

place pretty much has it all. And as if the swap meet wasn’t enough of a draw on its own, within its gates also lies a chance to find some great deals on mega-fresh produce. . Admission: 50 cents. 7 a.m.-12 p.m. Maui Community College, Kahului Harbor side. 877-3100. Maui Art Glass Expo - Features the work of 25 phenomenal glass artists (no bongs). Work is on display in the open air lobby outside Mala Wailea restaurant. 8 a.m.-10 p.m. Wailea Beach Marriott Resort & Spa. 293-9921. Cindy Paulos Book Signing - There will be a blessing and book signing of Rev. Cindy Paulos’ book, “Put a Little Light in Your Life.” Nahi will do the blessing and Alan Cohen will introduce the event. For information on the book go to 1brightlight.com. 2p.m. Borders Maui Market Place. 283-2488.

SUNDAY, FEB 08 Presentation on Black Indians - Earl Sundance Sheppard will give a video presentation on the history of Black Indians. Jam with Sundance and Ayin Adams to follow. 2-4 p.m. Borders Books & Music, Kahului. 243-5766. Soroptomist International Whale Watch This event will raise money for scholarships and other awards for women and girls worldwide. S.I. has chartered the boat Prince Kuhio for the event. $35. 4-6 p.m. Ma’alaea Harbor. 244-7496.

MONDAY, FEB 09 Young Brother Open Forum - Um, Young Brothers - you know - the barge, the thing that brings Maui a great deal of food - is proposing a rate increase of 18%, which would start in August of this year. This could potentially affect us all. Business owners are asked to participate in one of three sessions today. Each session is limited to twenty participants. 8-9:30 a.m.; 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m.; 1:30-3 p.m. Maui Contractors Association Meeting Room, 313 Ano St., Kahului. 871-3311.

TUESDAY, FEB 10 Mayor Tavares’ State of the County Address - Yikes. 10-11 a.m. Council Chambers, County Building, Wailuku. 270-7855. Pacific Whale Foundation Benefit Pizza Night - A portion of the sales from all pizzas sold at Flatbread Company in Paia will be donated to Pacific Whale Foundation. All proceeds received by Pacific Whale Foundation will go to support marine education programs for Maui’s schoolchildren. 5-10 p.m. Flatbread Company. 808-249-8811 ext. 1. Storytelling Event - A Native American storyteller shares the stories that have guided indigenous cultures for centuries. Free. 8-9:30 p.m. Studio Maui, Haiku. 575-9390.

MON - Kanoa of Gomega, 10pm; TUE - Lucky Bum Girls; WED - 501 Soul w/Tiva

MON-WED - Karaoke

WEDNESDAY, FEB 11 Love Habits Tour - Learn about the dating and mating habits of animals including Humpback whales, spinner dolphins, various sharks and more while on a personal tour with an Ocean Naturalist. 11:30 a.m. & 1:30 p.m. Maui Ocean Center, Ma`alaea. 270-7089. Wine Tasting - This February installment of Alan Jahns’ monthly wine tasting series features reds & whites as an introductory course to those in attendance. $10 from each admission fee goes to the Pomaika’i School. $35. 7 p.m. Cafe Marc Aurel, 28 N. Market St., Wailuku, HI, 96793. 280-6363.

Lecture The Diamond Approach - Fri. Free Introductory talk on the teachings of the Diamond Approach. A transformative path of inner development which honors, supports and develops the uniqueness of each individual to their fullest potential. 6:30 p.m. Hospice in Wailuku. 250-5050. Put a Little Light in Your Life - Sat. Author Cindy Paulos will talk about dispelling fear, resolving worry, remaining in the light, and ingeneral cultivating a positive perspective on one’s life. 2 p.m. Borders Books & Music, Kahului. 877-6160. “Your First Dog Show” - Sun. The Valley Isle Kennel Club of Maui invites the public to attend a free educational seminar called “Your First Dog Show.” It will explain the basics of dog shows: how to enter a show, what to bring, what to wear, dog show terminology, demonstration of what to do in the ring, and much more. 11 a.m.-1 p.m. War Memorial Soccer Field, Wailuku. 242-1962. Families With Mental Illness Course - Wed. Course aims to help families of individuals with serious mental illness. Free. 5-7:30 p.m. Cameron Center, Wailuku. 572-3757. The Power of the Healing Stone - Fri-Sun. Jay Gutierrez tells the story of how he discovered the healing rock, what the healing rock does and, as you may have guessed, where you can find your own healing rock. He will be talking at three locations. 7 p.m.; 9 p.m.; 12 p.m., respectively. Feb. 6, Studio Maui, Haiku; Feb. 7, Dragon’s Den, Makawao; Feb. 8, Makawao Union Church. 575-9390.

Workshops Ger Lyons Core Transformation Intro - Thu. Celtic Seer Ger Lyons is a powerfully clear channel for sacred energy facilitating the profound release of anything holding interested parties back from their full potential. This introductory informative session give the basics on a larger workshop to take place Feb. 6th-8th, and Feb.13th-15th. 7-10 p.m. Temple of Peace, Haiku. 269-0591.

Interpreters’ Hui - Thu. This is a chance for language interpreters to network with individuals from agencies that may be in need of those who can help them meet state-mandated language accessibility demands. 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Maui Economic Opportunity, Kahului. 243-8649. Kupuna Workshop - Thu. Hui No Ke Ola Pono executive director John A.H. Tomoso will discuss various aspects of kupuna health care policy from a reform angle. 9 a.m. Maui Economic Opportunity, Kahului. 878-3448. Waihee School Parent Event - Sat. Waihee School will open its doors to provide parents with information about its programs. Call ahead to reserve. 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Waihee School. 9845644 ext. 230. Writing Workshop - Sat. Learn how to fend off writers’ block and start plugging away at that story that you’ve been kicking around in your head. Call to register; space is limited. $40. 1-4 p.m. Call for location. 268-5807. Understanding the Purpose of Life’s Tests - Sun. Dr. Michael Mirdad, renowned spirituality and healing expert will discuss such concepts as conscious intent, balancing two paths and more. $35 suggested donation. 1-4 p.m. Unity Church, 483 S. High St., Wailuku. 242-9327. A Course in Miracles Discussion - Tue. Dr. Michael Mirdad returns to Unity Church to discuss healing relationships, replacing fear with love, understanding the ego and practicing forgiveness. $20 suggested donation. 7-9 p.m. Unity Church, 483 S. High St., Wailuku. 242-9327. Lifesaving Class - Sat. DLNR hosts this free session on how to safely operate firearms and archery as well as first aid and survival skills. Free. 8 a.m.-3:45 p.m. Maui Economic Opportunity Family Center, Kahului. 800-353-4868.

Environment Healing Plants Educational Hike - Tue. Learn about the amazing healing capacity of the plant in Hawaii’s rainforests as well as the invasive vegetation that threatens them. Learn about traditional Hawaiian herb gathering protocol. Bring water, food, hiking boots and rain gear. Meets outside the Paradise Pharmacy parking lot in Pukalani. $29. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Waikamoi Forest. 937-4218. Daily Onsite Coral Reef Naturalist Program - Mon-Fri. Learn names of fish youíve seen while snorkeling and how to protect Mauiís reefs at Pacific Whale Foundationís free Coral Reef Information Station. Sponsored by Hawaii Tourism Authority and County of Maui Office of Economic Development. . 8 a.m.-12 p.m. Ulua Beach, Wailea. 808-249-8811. Islandwide Humpback Whale Interpretive Stations - Mon (Ma’alaea), Wed (Wailea), Fri (Kaanapali) Learn about humpback whales and

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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 02/05 JACQUES 120 Hana Hwy., Paia - 579-8844

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

Vince Esquire Band No cover

Friday 02/06

Saturday 02/07

DJ Boomshot $10, 9:30pm

DJ CIA No cover, 9:30pm

Kenny Roberts No cover

Way Back Machine No Cover

Big Hawaiian & Q103 $6, 10pm

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

KIMOS KOBE STEAKHOUSE

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

LULU’S LAHAINA Lahaina Cannery Mall - 661-0808

Kahala No cover

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

DJ Shaka Rock

WED - The Crunch Pups, No cover, 5pm

Karaoke

Karaoke

136 Dickenson St., Lahaina - 667-5555

Lahaina Cannery Mall - 661-9900

Monday 02/09– Wednesday 02/11

Oren and Junior No cover, 9pm

845 Front St., Lahaina - 661-4811

LOS PELONES

Sunday 02/08

Salsa Night $7, 10pm

El Perro Neto Latin Salsa No cover, 9pm

Inferno Fridays $5, 10pm

DJZZ $10, 10pm

Reggae w/ DJZZ $5, 10pm

TUE - Rave Night w/DJZZ, $5, 10pm; WED - DJZZ No cover, 10pm

Classic Rock 9pm

Hip Hop DJ 9pm

Hip Hop DJ 9pm

DJ 9pm

MON - DJ; TUE - Kanoa Mixed Plate; WED - Neto Latin Salsa

DJ Decka 9pm

DJ Dolla Drink $5; 9pm

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

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

MULLIGAN’S ON THE BLUE 100 Kaukahi St., Wailea - 874-1131

MULLIGAN’S AT THE WHARF Cinema Center, Lahaina - 661-8881

Wee D’ono No cover, 10pm

whale watch with the Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary. Catch it Mondays at Maui Ocean Center, Ma’alaea, Wednesdays at the Grand Wailea Resort and Fridays at Whaler’s Village, Kaanapali. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Papawai Point, West Maui. 879-2818. Kanaha Beach Project - Every Tue & Thu. Join group leader Val Magee in removing invasive species, clearing marine debris and planting native species at Kanaha Park. Bring water, snacks and sunscreen. Wear cool clothing, a hat and good walking shoes—and bring your swimsuit if you wish for a refreshing dip afterwards! Meet at the Canoe Hale at Kanaha Beach Park in Kahului. . 8:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. Kanaha Beach Park. 808-294-8811 ext. 1. 45 Ton Talks - Tue & Thu. Learn about the life and times of humpback whales from the folks at Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale Nationall Marine Sanctuary. 11 a.m. Sanctuary Education Center, Kihei. 879-2818. Save Honolua - Tue. Meeting to inform, educate and involve the community on the proposed development of Honolua Bay. 6:45 p.m. Lahaina Civic Center. 870-0052. Smarter than a Sand Crab? - Mon-Fri. Get free info about marine life and answers to all those pesky questions that keep you up all night. The Pacific Whale Foundation Marine Naturalists are definitely smarter than a fifth grader. The question is, are you?. 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Ulua Beach, Wailea. 249-8811. Building supplies - Every Wed, Thu, Fri & Sat. Spring cleaning! Donate new and nearly new building materials or purchase them at reduced prices. Volunteers needed to stock, display and price merchandise. Reduce the amount of usable building materials going into the landfill. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Habitat for Humanity, Market St., Wailuiku. 986-8050. Interactive Humpback Whale Presentation - Every Wed. Check out underwater video footage of humpback whales and find out more about this amazing species. Presented by the Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary. 7 p.m. Camp Grand Theater, Grand Wailea Resort & Spa. 879-2818. Weed and Pot Club - Wed. Did that get your attention? Push up your sleeves and rake, hoe and pull weeds in a beautiful garden setting. Tools, gloves and drinking water provided. Bring sunscreen and tennis shoes. 8:30 a.m. Maui Nui Botanical Gardens, Kahului. 249-2798. Maui Coastal Land Trust Service Project Fri. The Pacific Whale Foundation’s Volunteering on Vacation program gives you a chance to help save unique ecosystems at Maui Coastal Land Trust in Waihee. Be prepared to help weed out invasive plants or help with other tasks. Get a free t-shirt for your efforts!. 7:45 a.m.-12 p.m. Maui Coastal Land Trust, Waihee. 808-294-8811 ext. 1.

Silky Ringo No cover, 10pm

Hazmatt No cover, 10pm

Honokowai Valley Restoration - Sat. Visit remote Honokowai Valley, which is closed to public access, with leader Ed Lindsey. Help save archeological sites of old Hawaii, pull invasive plants and possibly plant native species. Get a free t-shirt for your efforts! Sponsored by County of Maui Office of Economic Development and Hawaii Tourism Authority. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Honokowai Valley, West Maui. 808-294-8811 ext. 1. Walk Waihee - Sat. Take an educational guided tour of the Waihee Coastal Dunes. Free. 9 a.m. Call to register. 244-5263. Save the Forest - Sun. The Pacific Whale Foundation is hosting a group of ten volunteers to pull invasive pine trees near Hosmers Grove. Transportation is provided. Bring warm clothes, long pants and closed boots. Pick ups: 7:30 a.m., Harbor Shop, 300 Ma`alaea Rd; 8:15 a.m., Upcountry Tavares Community Center. RSVP 856-8341.

Sports/Fitness Keiki O Ke Kai Surf Contest Registration - The seventh edition of this surf contest takes place on Sunday, February 15. This free event is for youths aged 8-17. Prizes include trophies and goodie bags. Free breakfast, lunch and snacks.Entry forms are available at surf shops islandwide, at s-turns.com or by calling 669-9165, 669-4549 or 662-0159. Heart Walk & Health Fair - Sat. A chance to help raise money for efforts to find a cure for heart disease, Hawaii’s number one killer. Also a chance to learn about heart disease as well as its treatment and prevention. 8 a.m.-12 p.m. Keopuolani Park, Wailuku. 244-7185. Run for the Whales - Sat. This is one of Maui’s biggest running events. And it’s for whales. So lace up. Distances include half-marathon, 10k and 5k as well as 2k and 5k runs for keiki. Adult races begin at 7 a.m. with a 6 a.m. check-in; keiki races start at 8:45 with an 8 a.m. check-in. Call to register. 6 a.m. Polo Beach Parking Lot, Wailea. 249-8811. Dragon & Tiger Medical Chi Gung - Every Tue, Thu & Fri. This exercise is believed to fight cancer in China. Free class sponsored by the Pacific Cancer Foundation. 3-4 p.m.; 5:30-6:30 p.m. Maui YMCA, REPS Fitness Training Center, Wailea Town Center, respectively. 243-2999. Maui Croquet Club - Every Sun, Tue & Thu. You could be an amazing croquet player and not even know it. No mallet? No problem. 2-5 p.m. Waipuilani Park, Kihei. 879-0087. Group Run - Wed. Stay in shape while taking in some beautiful views! Group meets at Kihei Community Center. Open to runners of all ages and fitness levels. Refreshments will be provided after. Sponsored by Valley Isle Road Runners. Free. 5:30 p.m. Piilani Highway and Lipoa Parkway. Paddling for Breast Cancer Survivors Every Mon & Wed. Get together with other sur-

TUE - DJ Dolla Drink, $5, 9pm Ryan Robinson Band 10pm

WED - Willie K, $25/$45/$65

Silky Ringo No cover, 10pm

MON - Dub Boyz, No cover, 10pm; TUE - Unifires, No cover, 10pm; WED - Silky Ringo

vivors for canoe paddling. Free. 6:45 a.m. Kihei Canoe Club. 243-2999. Tai Chi - Every Mon & Fri. Get your Tai Chi in during your lunchbreak with Dr. Lorrin Pang. Free. noon-12:45 p.m. State Building Plaza, Wailuku. 984-8200. Volleyball Day - Sat. Bump, set, spike! Open to everyone. Free. 12 p.m. Kamaole III Beach Park, Kihei.

Art Meet the Artist - Fri. Sip some wine and chat with Artist Allison Goode and Gabriel Burchman, both of whose landscape-inspired work is infused with brilliant color and vibrant light. Free. 7-10 p.m. Sargents Fine Arts Gallery, Lahaina. 667-403. Artist Reception - Sat. Kenn Briner’s specialty: walls. By photographing walls of Maui’s sugar mill as well as those of Japanese temples. This result is strikingly colorful and fraught with deeper significance. His work will be on display this month. 6-9 p.m. Paia Contemporary Gallery. 579-8444. LOVE on Display - Sat. Okay, Valentine’s Day’s coming soon. We get it. Luckily, the pieces featured here, all of which were created by local artists, are not limited to romantic love, but extend to all aspects of the concept. This is a chance to check out their work. 5-8 p.m. Upcountry Fine Art, Makawao. 573-6000. Schaefer Portrait Challenge - Daily (except Sun & Mon). This showcase of Hawaii artists is kind of a big deal. It happens only once avary three years and features the work of many artists’ diverse take on the portrait, from sculpture to painting. Free. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Schaefer International Gallery. 242-7469. Maui Art Glass Expo - Daily. Features the work of 25 phenomenal glass artists (no bongs). Work is on display in the open air lobby outside Mala Wailea restaurant. 8 a.m.-10 p.m. Wailea Beach Marriott Resort & Spa. 293-9921. WOW! - Wed. Every Wed. Wailea on Wednesdays presents live island music, gallery receptions, artist appearances and more. 6:30-8 p.m. 897-6770 x2. Meet the Artist - Thu. Painter Mort Luby will be on hand to talk about technique, inspiration and other things art-related. Luby was an AP reporter for more than 40 years, filing stories from dozens of countries, so he probably has some iinteresting stories.7 p.m. His work will be hanging at the gallery throughout February. 7 p.m. Maui Hands Gallery, Lahaina. 573-2021. Art Night - Fri. Stroll through Lahaina Town’s many art galleries. Special gallery shows, featured artists-in-action and refreshments. Each week features a different guest artist. Free. 6:30 p.m. Lahaina. 661-6284. Oil Painting Demonstration - Fri. Maui artist Jack Hamilton shows how it’s done. 4-7 p.m. Maui Hands Gallery, Lahaina. 667-9898.

Art Bistro - Mon. Local artists display their wares, from photography and painting to jewelry and sculptures. Live music, too. 5-10pm. Jacques Northshore Bistro, 120 Hana Hwy. Paia. 808-269-0961. Meet the Artist - Daily (except Sun & Mon). Sculptor Bill Mack, who now owns the Hollywood sign for some reason, will be exhibiting his work during a 5-day trip to Maui. Free. 7-10 p.m. Sargent’s Fine Art, 802 Front St., Lahaina. 667-4030.

Farmers market, Art/Craft Fairs Farmers’ Market and Craft Fair - Every Tue, Wed, Fri & Sat. Great deals on locally grown produce and locally made goods. 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Maui Mall, Kahului. 871-1307. Ho`olokahi Arts & Crafts Fair - Every Tue & Fri. Fresh flower lei-making classes from 9-11 a.m. on Fridays. 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Wailea Beach Marriott Resort south lobby. 879-1922. Ohana Farmers & Crafters Market - Every Tue, Wed & Fri. 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Queen Ka’ahumanu Shopping Center. 877-3369. Farmers Market of Maui - Every Mon, Wed & Fri. Sample the goods at this local market for fresh produce. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 61 S. Kihei Rd. Honokowai Farmers Market - Every Mon, Wed & Fri. Lots of fresh local produce plus baked and canned goods. 7-11 a.m. Lower Honopiilani Hwy. Resort Craft Fair - Every Wed & Fri. Hawaiian arts and crafts. 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Renaissance Wailea Beach Resort. Aloha Craft Fair- Fri. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Maui Mall. 872-4320. KBH Craft Fair - Fri. Cultural crafts and live demos. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Ka`anapali Beach Hotel lobby. 667-5978. Organic Farmers Market - Sat. Fresh produce that’s cheaper than the grocery store. 6:30 a.m.noon. Eddie Tam Memorial Center.

Poetry Open Mic - Every night is open mic night at Hawaiian Village Coffee. Kahana Gateway location, call 665-1114. Poetry Slam - Every First Fri. Poets 13 and over are encouraged to share their stuff with the First Friday crowd. Pieces are limited to three minutes. $5. Ha Gallery, Wailuku, 244-3993. Express Yourself - Every Mon. Open Mic Night with music, song, poetry! Free. 7 p.m., Cafe Marc Aurel, Wailuku, 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, 662-3950.

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In the heart of Olde Makawao Town

WILD WAHINE WEDNESDAY CASANOVA’S FAMOUS

LADIES NIGHT Q103 and the Big Hawaiian present

Dj Styles & dj Jammin J 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 Saturday February 7th

Quentin Harris

LALO GOYA & PIO MARASCO House - Tribal - Lounge - Techy Music Starts at 10:00 pm $ 15 cover

Friday February 6th

LADY PASSION (Formerly Bambu Station)

MESSENJAH SELAH TUFF LION Music Starts at 10:00pm $15 Cover

Sunday

February 8th

THE MANA’O UPCOUNTRY SUNDAYS with

CINDYDonna KALMENSON Kay Dorothy Betz & Les Adam Music starts at 2pm $7 Donation

Make it a memorable evening. Dine and dance at Casanova. For dinner reservations call 572-0220 www.casanovamaui.com

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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 02/05 OCEANS BAR & GRILL 1819 S. Kihei Rd. - 891-2414

Karaoke w/Toby 9pm

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

DJ Mike Rozak No cover, 10pm

DJ Mike Rozak No cover, 10pm

MON - Silky Ringo;TUE - Willie K

Karaoke

Karaoke

Sonny B

Karaoke

Karaoke

Karaoke Alana’s B-Day Bash 9pm

WED - Oren, Junior & Bruddah E , 10pm

DJ Magnetic No cover, 10pm

Kanoa of Gomega No cover, 10pm

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

900 Front St., Lahaina - 667-7805

1913 S. Kihei Rd., Kihei - 874-6444

SPORTS PAGE GRILL & BAR 2411 S. Kihei Rd., Kihei - 879-0602

Monday 02/09– Wednesday 02/11 TUE - Karaoke w/ Toby, 9pm

SANTA FE CANTINA SOUTH SHORE TIKI LOUNGE

Sunday 02/08

Maoli/Kaipo Kapua/Micah G; 9:30pm

2290 Kaanapali Pkwy - 661-3123

115 Bay Dr., Lahaina - 669-6286

Saturday 02/07

DJ C 10pm

RUSTY HARPOON SANSEI - KAPALUA

Friday 02/06

DJ Slackin No cover, 10pm

DJ Sonny No cover, 10pm

No Remorse

STELLA BLUE’S

Rick Vito $15, 9pm

1279 S. Kihei Rd., Kihei - 874-3779

STOPWATCH SPORTS BAR

Halemanu $3, 10pm

1127 Makawao Ave., Makawao - 572-1380

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

TIP-UPS TAVERN 1279 2. Kihei Rd., Kihei - 879-9299

UNISAN 2102 Vineyard St., Wailuku - 244-4500

Karaoke

Karaoke

Karaoke

Karaoke

MON - WED - Karaoke

DJ Malik

Crunch Pups

Kanoa & Gomega

Open Mic

WED - Bobby Ingram

Karaoke

Karaoke

Karaoke

Open Mind Open Mic - Every Last Mon. Open Mind Open Mic with spoken word, poetry, comedy—whatever you have to say here’s your chance. Free. 6 p.m., Moana Bakery, Paia, 244-9091. Open Mic - Every Saturday the Maui Media Lab hosts an open mic night for poets, muscicians 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, zumatribe@yahoo.com. Poetry Reading - Every second Thu Maui Live Poets Society hosts an open poetry reading on the West side. Free. 6:30- 9 p.m. Lahaina, 661-0517

DINNER MUSIC WEST MAUI BJ’s Chicago Pizzeria - Wed-Fri, John Kane; Sat, Harry Troupe; Sun, Greg DiPiazza; Mon, Tue, Marvin Tevaga. All sets 7:30-9:30 p.m. 730 Front St., Lahaina, 661-0700. Cheeseburger In Paradise - Mon, Tue, Scotty Rotten; Wed, Fri, Harry Troupe; Thu, Sat, Sun, Brooks McGuire. All sets 4:30-10:30 p.m. 811 Front St., Lahaina, 661-4855. Cool Cat Cafe - Thu, Erin Smith; Fri, Sat, Dave Carroll; Sun, Wed, Whale Sharks; Mon, Mickie Moore; Tue, Jazz; . all sets 7:30-10 p.m. Wharf Cinema Center, Lahaina, 667-0908. Hard Rock Cafe - Mon, Marty Dread, 6:30-8:30 p.m. 900 Front St., Lahaina, 570-7400. Hula Grill - (Early sets) Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat Ernest Pua’a; Sun,Mon, Kawika Lum Ho; Tue, Jarret Roback. Early sets 3-5 p.m. (Followed by) Thu, Braddah Brian & Roy; Fri, Brian, Roy & Kawika;. Sat, “TBA”; Sun, Ryan Tanaka & Friends; Mon,Oversized Productions; Tue, Roy & Friends; Wed, An Den. Late sets 7-9:30 p.m. 2435 Ka`anapali Parkway, Building P, 667-6636. Java Jazz/Soup Nutz - Mon-Sat, Acoustic music. All sets 7 p.m. 3350 Lower Honoapi`ilani Rd., Honokowai, 667-0787. Kimo’s - Mon- Wed, Sat, Sun, Sam Ahia. Fri, deAquino Bradaz. All sets 6:30-8:30 p.m. 845 Front St., Lahaina, 661-4811. Leilani’s On The Beach - Fri, Scott Baird;. Sat, JD and Harry; Sun, Kilohana. All sets 2:30-5 p.m. 2435 Ka`anapali Pkwy, Building J, 661-4495. Moose McGillycuddy’s, Lahaina - Fri, Llayne & Pro Ed; Sat, Mark & Mike. All sets 6-9 p.m. 844 Front St., 667-7758. Mulligan’s on the Wharf - Fri, AnRil. All sets 7 p.m. Wharf Cinema Center, Lahaina, 661-8881. Pioneer Inn - Thu, Ah-Tim Eleniki; Tue, Captain Billy Bones; Wed, Greg Di Piazza. All sets 6-8 p.m. 658 Wharf St., Lahaina, 661-3636.

Santa Fe Cantina - Tue, Ryan from Silky Ringo; 5-8 p.m. Fri, Mike Carrol & Friends, 4-7 p.m. Sat, Damien Awai; 5-8 p.m. 900 Front St., Lahaina, 667-7805. Sea House Restaurant - Thu & Fri, Kincaid Basques; Sa,-Coelho Morrison; 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, 669-1500.

SOUTH MAUI Beach Bums Ma’alaea - Tue, Randall Rospond, 5-8 p.m. 300 Ma’alaea Rd. 243-8226. Haui’s Life’s A Beach - Thu, Erin Smith. 1913 South Kihei Rd., 891-8010. Henry’s Bar and Grill - Gina Martinelli Jam. 6-8 p.m. 41 E. Lipoa St. Kihei. 879-2849. Longhi’s - Sat, acoustic music. 10:30-11 p.m. 3750 Wailea Alanui Dr., 891-8883 Ma`alaea Grill - Thu, Fri, Sat, Benoit Jazz Works. All sets 6:30-9 p.m. Maalaea Harbor, 243-2206. Mulligan’s on the Blue - Thu, Rick Glencross Fri, Gail Swanson; 6-8 p.m.; Sat & Sun, Celtic Tigers, 6:30 p.m.; Mon, Acoustico; 7 p.m. Tue, Joyce & Gord; 6:30-8:30 p.m.; Wed, Willie K., 7:30 p.m. 100 Kaukahi St., Wailea, 874-1131. Shangri-La - Sat, Acoustic Sitar By the Sea. 6:308:30 p.m. 760 S. Kihei Road. Suite 109, Menehune Shores, Kihei, 875-4555. South Shore Tiki Lounge - Sat, Erin Smith; Mon, Kanoa. All sets 4-6 p.m. 1913 Kihei Rd., Kihei Kalama Village, 874-6444. Tommy Bahama’s Tropical Café - Sun, Mon, Brittany; Wed, Sat, Merv Oana Thu; Fri Margie; Tue Jamie Lawrence. All sets 6-10 p.m. The Shops at Wailea, 875-9983. Tradewinds Poolside Cafe - Thu, Kawika Lum Ho; Fri, Gina Martinelli; Sat, Monda Kane; Sun Merv Oana, Mon, Bobby Ingram & Fulton Tashombe; Tue, Dan & Ann; Wed, Kaleo Cullen. All sets 6-9 p.m. The Maui Coast Hotel, 2259 S. Kihei Rd., 874-6284.

CENTRAL MAUI Café Marc Aurel - Live Music on various days. Mon, Open Mic Night. 7:30 p.m. 28 N. Market St., Wailuku, 244-0852. Kahului Ale House - Thu, O‘Kaleo. 5 p.m. Wed, Kilohana. 6 p.m. 355 E. Kamehameha Ave., Kahului. 877-9001. Main Street Bistro - Th-Fri, Rhythm & Blues with Freedom. 5-7:30 p.m.. 2051 Main St., Wailuku, 244-6816. Unisan - Sat, Ola Hou, 6-9 p.m. 2102 Vineyard St., Wailuku. 244-4500.

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UPCOUNTRY MAUI Hana Hou Cafe - Wed, Dorothy Betz and Les Adam with Vince Esquire. Thu, Haiku Hillbillys. Sat, Live music. All sets 6:30-9:30 p.m. 810 Haiku Rd, Haiku Cannery, 575-2661. Moana Cafe & Bakery - Wed, Benoit Jazzworks; 6:30-8:30. 71 Baldwin Ave., Paia, 579-9999.

RESORT SHOWS WEST MAUI ■ HYATT REGENCY MAUI RESORT & SPA 200 Nohea Kai Dr, Lahaina, 661-1234 Weeping Banyan Lounge - Nightly, Live music. All sets 6:30-9:30 p.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 Kupanaha - Nightly, Hula show, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Tiki Courtyard - Nightly, Alanui with Uncle Rudi; Sun, Hula show. All sets 6:30 p.m. ■ NAPILI KAI BEACH RESORT 5900 Honoapi`ilani Hwy, Napili, 669-1500 Thu, Kincaid and Albert; Fri, Sat, Mon, Tue, Kincaid Basques; Sun, Kapule Paoa; Wed, Albert Kaina. All sets 7-9 p.m. ■ RITZ CARLTON 1 Ritz Carlton Drive, Kapalua, 669-6200 Banyan Tree Restaraunt - Wed & Thu, Ranga Pae 6:15-9:45 p.m. ■ ROYAL LAHAINA RESORT 2780 Keka`a Dr., Ka`anapali, 661-3611 Royal Ocean Terrace - Thu, Fri, Sat, Live Hawaiian. 6-8 p.m. ■ SHERATON MAUI HOTEL 2605 Ka`anapali Pkwy, 661-0031 Lagoon Bar - Nightly, Hula dancing during sets. Thu, Kulewa; Fri, Ralph and Allan; Sat, Fausto and Kawaika; Sun; Kulewa; Wed, Nathan and Ralph. All sets 6-8 p.m. Torchlighting and cliff diving ceremony at sunset nightly. ■ THE WESTIN MAUI HOTEL 2365 Kaanapali Parkway, 667-2525 Ono Bar & Grille - Thu, Sat, Steve Sargenti; Fri, Larry Golis; Sun, Margie Heart; Mon, Ernest Puaa; Tue, Brian Haia; Wed, Pam Peterson. Tue-Sun shows, 6-9 p.m. Mon, 5:30-9 p.m.

Tropica - (Early sets) Thu, Wed, Brian Haia; Fri, Sat, Mon, Marvin Tevaga; Sun, Josh Kahula; Tue, Ernest Pua`a. Early sets 3-6 p.m. (Followed by) Thu, Fri, Wed, Benny Uyetake; Sat, Tue, Mitch Kepa; Sun, Steve Sargenti; Mon, Josh Kahula. Late sets 6-9 p.m.

SOUTH MAUI ■ FOUR SEASONS RESORT WAILEA 3900 Wailea Alanui, 874-8000 Lobby Lounge - (Early sets) Thu, Steve Repollo and Alan Villeran; Sat, Mon, Island Style Trio with hula dancing. Early sets 5:30-7:30 p.m. (Followed by) Thu, Sal Godinez and Marcus Johnson; Sat, Mon, Nils and Anastasia; Sun, Pam Peterson and Rudy Baria; Late sets 8:30-11:30 p.m. Torchlighting ceremony nightly. ■ GRAND WAILEA RESORT HOTEL & SPA 3850 Wailea Alanui, 875-1234 Botero Bar - Wed, 5:30-9:30 p.m., Live music. Humuhumunukunukuapua`a - Nightly, 5:30 p.m., Strolling Hawaiian Duo. ■ THE FAIRMONT KEA LANI MAUI 4100 Wailea Alanui, 875-4100 Lobby Bar - Nightly, 5:30-9:30 p.m., Live music. MULLIGAN’S ON THE BLUE 100 Kaukahi St., Wailea, 874-1131 Wailea Wednesdays w/ WIllie K - Wed, 7:30-10 p.m. ■ THE SHOPS AT WAILEA 3750 Wailea Alanui East Wing - Wed, 6:30-8 p.m., Marti Kluth. Lower Courtyard - Wed, 6:30-8 p.m., Jamie Lawerence and Friends. ■ WAILEA MARRIOTT 3700 Wailea Alanui, 879-1922 Kumu Bar & Grill - Nightly, Hula dancing. 6-9 p.m. Mele Mele Lounge - Nighly, Live music. 9-11 p.m. ■ MAUI PRINCE HOTEL 5400 Makena Alanui, 874-1111 Molokini Lounge - Mon, Wed, Fri, Sat, Mele `Ohana Duo. Tue, Thu Ron Kuala’au; Sun-Thu sets 6-9 p.m.; Fri, Sat sets 6-10 p.m. Sun, Mele `Ohana Duo, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Mon, Wed, Fri, Hula performance, 6-6:45 p.m.

EAST MAUI ■ HOTEL HANA-MAUI Hana, 248-8211 Paniolo Lounge -Thu-Sun, Live music. 6:30-9:30 p.m. Main Dining Room - Thu, Sun, Hula . 7:30-8:15 p.m.

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AQUARIUS (JAN. 20-FEB. 18) It’s time to come clean. Why? First off, you’re terrible at keeping certain secrets—abysmally, embarrassingly, catastrophically bad. Anyone with half a clue can read you like a book—the kind you know the end of by page two. Secondly, this is not the kind of secret that keeps well in any case. Even a gifted liar would have problems not getting found out. Don’t make the mistake of trying to pull off a scam—no matter how well-intentioned—that will crash and burn faster than the Hindenburg. Spill your guts before they’re spilled for you; that’s bound to get a lot messier than you doing it yourself.

PISCES (FEB. 19-MARCH 20) I once had a teacher who would practically drench herself with perfume. Clouds of sweet stink would precede her arrival and a nauseating, headache-inducing miasma of suffocating floral scent would linger after her departure. Naturally she donned this scent in order to be more attractive, never guessing it might have exactly the opposite effect. Something you’re doing is similar—instead of it making you sexier or more appealing, as you intend, it’s driving people away. Once you figure out precisely what it is you’re doing wrong (you might need to enlist the aid of others; like my teacher your nose may be inured to the noxious fumes of your efforts), it shouldn’t be too hard to rid yourself of the bad habit—about as easy as throwing a perfume bottle straight into the trash.

ARIES (MARCH 21-APRIL 19) Skilled firefighters sometimes fight forest fires with fire. In order to preserve something an out-of-control blaze might otherwise consume, they burn a swath of land between the fire and whatever they hope to save, leaving the flames no way to leap the gap. This is something like the strategy you should probably employ when facing an emotionally destructive force. Some stuff will be consumed no matter what you do, but if you’re smart, farsighted, and quick, you may yet save most of what’s valuable to you by sacrificing just a few things you care about. There’s no time to waste, though. The smoke is already on the horizon. Get to work.

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GEMINI (MAY 21-JUNE 20) Why is romance so often rife with misconceptions, delusions, and deceptions? Some people are less likely to call someone the more interested in them they are. I’ve met couples who survive only by wellmeant deception of each other. And so many infatuations (and even full-blown romances) are fueled by intense, almost mythical, delusions. It’s enough to make me wonder, in my most cynical moments, whether romance is compatible with disclosure, honesty, and the stripping of illusion. I don’t know the answer, but you might—or at least you’ll be closer to it than I am, before this month is through.

CANCER (JUNE 21-JULY 22) If you can’t handle the truth, don’t ask for it. It’s not fair to set someone else up for your freak-out, because they gave you exactly what you demanded of them. Let them lie to you (or withhold facts) if it’ll preserve your peace of mind. That’s better than the needless drama that would unfold if you insisted on full disclosure before you’re truly ready to absorb and react to it in a rational and sensible way. Please just let sleeping dogs lie if you’re only going to beat them unconscious otherwise. We’ll all be happier for it.

LEO (JULY 23-AUG. 22) For some people, the stinkier a cheese is, the better. Others can tolerate nothing more challenging than a prewrapped slice of American. Luckily tastes can change, if people are motivated enough. Even if you’re not exactly the flavor someone’s looking for doesn’t mean you can’t teach them how great you are. However, there’s only so far this can go—some people will simply never appreciate an aged Camembert, no matter what. Still, attempting to expand someone’s world so that you can be included in it is always the way to go, even if you fall short of that goal sometimes. The alternative is shrinking yourself so that you can fit into the world they’ve already accepted—even if that were more than temporarily possible, we both know that’d be a terrible idea. Don’t even consider it.

VIRGO (AUG. 23-SEPT. 22) In this case, a hidden approach might be best. As you confront whatever wall lies between you and your desires, choose your course carefully. It’d be easy for someone to stop you from climbing over it or knocking it down. Therefore, in the manner of a determined prisoner intent on escape, you should do the equivalent of burrowing beneath it. If you do it right, those who aren’t keen on your intentions will have no idea you’re following through with them until you burst victorious from the ground—by which time no one will be able to do anything about it.

LIBRA (SEPT. 23-OCT. 22) You may think your window of opportunity has passed. I wonder why. Perhaps it’s because you sat on your hands and watched it go? Now that it’s out of sight, I bet you’re kicking yourself, wishing that you’d had the guts to hop that train. Luckily, I have good news for you: it’s been delayed just around the bend. If you start running now, you should be able to catch up and hop aboard the caboose. Well, what are you waiting for? Don’t tell me you’re going to chicken out twice in a row. Get off your ass and go for what you want while it’s still possible to get it.

SCORPIO (OCT. 23-NOV. 21) We all forget things sometimes. No one’s perfect. But when someone repeatedly spaces on something, it’s hard to avoid the conclusion that they don’t care all that much about it. That may or not be the case here, but if you’ve committed this gaffe, it’s up to you to prove you give a shit after all. Just saying you do won’t cut it; actions are required here, not words. It’s time to put out or shut up, and either come through the way you said you would, or admit once and for all that it’s never going to happen. Stringing things along further is not only a bad idea—it’s verging on cruel.

SAGITTARIUS (NOV. 22-DEC. 21) Some people’s pride prevents them from kissing ass. Others won’t balk at a little harmless (and easily forgotten) butt-smooching to get what they want. Which are you? Because your desires can only be achieved by a tiny bit of brown-nosing, you must weigh them against your ego. At the end of the day, which would you rather have? Personally, I think your self-respect is more resilient than you think, and your ego-bruises will be soothed by the sating of your desires. However, you may decide to cling to your unsullied pride instead. Whichever you choose, I suggest letting the other go. Trying to hang onto both will just make you miserable.

CAPRICORN (DEC. 22-JAN. 19) Don’t be a bitter, complaining brat when you don’t get your way. It’s hard to blame an untrained dog who wants to go out when he barks unabated for hours. Even an undisciplined child who whines endlessly until she gets her way can be forgiven. You, however, should have the good judgment to not attempt such an annoying strategy when you’re thwarted, and the wisdom to quit long before it gets to the point of making people crazy. You have many more tools at your disposal than just being an annoying pest. Please use them.

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