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LC Watch

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2006 in letters to the editor Although I’m pretty sure you won’t have the nerve to print the following letter, I would appreciate some sort of explanation as to what your motivations are in trying to pass off unresearched inferences as news. This is completely unprofessional and I would like some sort of response from you, even if you won’t print my letter. After reading the garbage you guys tried to pass off as a front page story I realized that you guys are nothing more than a print version of Fox News… You guys should stick to covering “Arts and Entertainment,” you do a fairly good job at that, but leave the fear mongering and misinformation to the pros at Fox News… Four words for editor Anthony Pignataro: “Give me a break.” His comments about Governor Lingle’s energy proposals in Volume 9, Issue 35 were either naively or intentionally incorrect… This week my mother and I were reading the Movie Capsules in your newspaper and realized that your writers, Heidi King and Anthony Pignataro, don’t know how to summarize the movies… I just wanted to commend you on your hugely enlightening article on Maui’s Top 10 Hot Dogs. I learned so much! With high-quality news coverage like that, I need look no further for my news. Perhaps next week you could do a piece on Maui’s top 10 places to eat a steaming pile of shit!… Reading the Maui Time Weekly makes me wonder how the heck a bunch of haole transplants became responsible for churning out the paper… In general, the articles are a waste of ink and paper. With so much happening in these times I feel it is an outrage that you believe Holoholo Girl and stories about bacon are appropriate for any reader to digest. I also could care less that you think the theme to Ghostbusters is an anti-lynching song… Who hired you? Who gave you the authority to cast your weak spells on paper? What is alternative about it? The world has enough alcoholsucking minions. Take it to another level already. Ponder this life of illusions. Have you even driven the road to Hana?… While I found the article on the effects of hikers in Kahakaloa fascinating I was slightly irked by the quotation that opened the story… Can you please give Mr. Cole [Smithey] some toilet paper so he doesn’t keep using the pages of the Maui Time to wipe his ass? Now while I have no personal investment in whether Mr. Cole likes a movie or not, it is personally assaulting to have to wade through paragraph after paragraph of what can only be described as verbal


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diarrhea… Hi my name is Samantha West Gruys and this man Trevor Jones is my grandpa. I really appreciate you putting him on the newspaper or whatever you want to call it… If you continue to publish crappy “interviews” like that, publicists will stop returning your phone calls. I usually love your paper, and I am underwhelmed by the standards you are setting these days. Ask some interesting questions, get some interesting answers, remember what they were, and then PUBLISH it—I’m begging you!… If one is only looking for trouble, one can paint a picture of a beautiful sunrise as a cloudy day. There’s a lot more sunshine in this story than the cloudy article chose to show… In response to the recent article regarding Pacific Biodiesel, it is too bad the author did such a poor job of researching the facts… I would like to say that after reading Miss Carrie Courtney’s article I think she just may have single-handedly sabotaged what little hope the homeless people had for understanding and support… I used to think Maui Time was about “being fair,” open, honest... showing ALL sides of a story, even when it was naked and covered with slime... I thought one of your main goals was to be unbiased and not just “reporting as you like” as the other major papers, TV stations and news media do, all to gain points for their side of an issue... Yet I am seeing more and more of your papers becoming one-sided, almost vindictive... To list Nikhilananda as “Activist of the Year” is one of the more absurd things I have seen in this newspaper. You have a great newspaper, but this is ridiculous… I hope you know what an idiot you have working for you in Editor Anthony Pignataro. How the Pig can back The ATeam rather than Charmaine Tavares shows either: (1) He’s an idiot; (2) He’s friends with [Mayoral Executive Assistant David] DeLeon; (3) What all us women say: “He’s got the small man syndrome (very small I might say)”… Shame on you Maui Time… Once again you have fallen to the ways of the average press, using the paper to promote your own selfish biased ways, being childish, poking immature jabs at only those you have personal vendettas against... Grow up Maui Time. Sure it’s YOUR paper, and you have the permanent pen, but isn’t your paper supposedly the impartial one on the island? Leaving personal agendas at home? You obviously aren’t the press you claim to be. If I had a subscription I would cancel it... I usually like the diatribes of Mr. Pignataro but his pathetic reflections on the East Maui Council race in “Case Closed,” Sept. 28 issue, were extremely disappointing. It appears that Pignataro has a serious problem with democracy… I am writing this letter to explain my utter disgust in your lack of judg-


ment in regards to the Eh Brah! I submitted. Editing without permission is not something a person in your position should condone. Let alone editing a piece so poorly that it elicits a reply suggesting violence against the writer. I, of course, am talking about the soda incident as I would hope you are well aware of… Please learn from [your] mistakes and apologize to your readers for making a mockery of something so threatening and significant. Remember, throw shakas, not soda… This goes out to the morons who wrote the “Play in one act” on Chris Isaak. First of all who authorized five people who only know Isaak from a video on MTV to write an article on him? Not only is it a huge disrespect to people who love his music, it clearly showed your ages and maturity level. Reading that article reminded me of being in high school listening to gossiping girls give reviews on other students… My guess is that you are very tired, sister. Take some time off. Start taking better care of yourself. Travel. Read. Visit the elderly, the homeless, the terminally ill. Serve. Then tell us all about it… If you’re going to rip off someone else’s concept, at least make it entertaining… And why doesn’t Maui Time have a letters to the editor section so that people can voice their feedback about the paper anyway? MTW Maui Time welcomes letters commenting on our coverage, but only if they’re complimentary. If you still wish to complain about something, please have the decency to use plenty of bad punctuation and grammar—that makes it easier for us to make fun of you when we respond. We also reserve the right to edit your letters. Send your letters to the editor via e-mail (, regular mail (Letters to the Editor, Maui Time Weekly, 33 N. Market St., Ste. 201, Wailuku, HI 96793-1742) or fax (808-244-0446). All correspondence must include your full name, hometown and phone number.

Most people would agree that it’s reasonable to expect from the citizens who make up the county’s myriad boards and commissions some kind of specialized knowledge about the board or commission they end up serving. For planning commissioners, we want to see a familiarity with the arcane and technical language of environmental impact statements. In a cultural resources commissioner, we hope to find a love and appreciation for Hawaiian antiquities. Likewise, we want our Liquor Commissioners and Adjudication Board members to, even if they don’t imbibe intoxicants, to have some familiarity with the business of buying and selling alcohol. Otherwise, how could the various individuals tasked with granting liquor licenses and sanctioning violations carry out their responsibilities fairly? It’s an understandable, though completely naïve view. I’ve sat through dozens of Liquor Commission and Adjudication Board hearings, and have rarely seen panelists offer unique, studied knowledge of the industry they regulate. Exchanges like the following, which took place Dec. 7 between Adjudication Board member Joe Tanaka and Henry’s Bar & Grill owner Sean McDaniel, are not as rare as you might think: TANAKA: What’s a shot of Jager? MCDANIEL: It tastes like cough syrup to me. It’s an herbal liqueur. TANAKA: Is there alcohol in it? Tanaka, it has to be said, isn’t exactly a rookie around the LC offices. Though his appointment to the Adjudication Board came just a few months ago—he replaced Lance Collins after the whole County Council candidate controversy blew over—Tanaka previously spent five years on the Liquor Commission.

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SAY IT AIN’T SO, DUDE! Very bad news for our state’s biggest agricultural firms this week, and you can sum it all up with this Honolulu Advertiser headline, which ran Dec. 20: “Forget sugar—in Hawai`i, pot’s king.” That’s right, man: marijuana is now the crop of choice in our state’s fields. According to figures calculated by marijuana public policy analyst (no, I had no idea such jobs existed either) Jon Gettman, in 2006 farmer or farmers unknown cultivated 2.38 million pounds of grass to the tune of $3.82 billion. Now that’s what economists call a high value crop—stats from the U.S. Department of Agriculture show that last year Hawai`i’s farms produced 2.02 million tons (not pounds) of sugarcane, which was valued at about $63 million. Pineapple production saw just 212,000 tons produced, but brought in $79 million. Of course, Gettman may just be blowing smoke—“We have no way to verify his conclusions because we don’t collect the data,” state agriculture statistician (unfortunately, such jobs do exist) Mark Hudson told the Advertiser.

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JUST NOT A&B’S WEEK According to the Dec. 22 online version of Pacific Business News, Charlotte, North Carolina-based Horizon Lines, Inc. just elected Norman Mineta to its board of directors. Mineta, for those of you who don’t watch the news with a ferocity bordering on fanaticism, was both President George W. Bush’s Secretary of Transportation and President Bill Clinton’s Secretary of Commerce. He’s also vice chairman of Hill & Knowlton as a former vice chairman of he defense giant Lockheed Martin. Horizon Lines is, of course, the second biggest shipping firm that sends freighters to and from Hawai`i, A&B’s Matson being the biggest. Given Mineta’s impressive Washington credentials and obvious lobbying power, we’ll just have to see how long Matson stays on top. MTW


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It’s a rare day when I’m driving to work and don’t see a Norwegian Cruise Lines (NCL) ship floating at Pier 1 in Kahului Harbor. It’s not hard to spot the ships’ passengers, either, milling about in front of Maui Mall as they do, their brows furrowed in that “Is this really that tropical paradise they call Maui?” look. Apparently they’re just having a blast, because NCL wants its fleet to spend even more time in lovely Kahului. “We are now receiving very good feedback from our guests on the seven-day interisland cruise, and we are increasingly hearing requests for a longer version of this destination-rich interisland cruise including one or two days at sea,” NCL Chairman Colin Veitch said in the Dec. 21, 2006 Maui News. Of course, it’s up to the state’s Harbors Division to approve NCL’s plan, and on paper, it’s not necessarily a done deal. We’ve got cruise ships already spending lots of time in the harbor, to say nothing of interisland barges, freighters and, starting this summer, the Superferry will be docking there every day. But given the company’s relatively recent generosity to our governor (NCL owns Polynesian Adventure Tours), it’s just possible the state will find a way to squeeze NCL in.

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Thanks a lot for stiffing my mom on the last month of rent. She so kindly took you and your two young children in and let them stay in her home for two weeks rent-free, while you did a half-ass job cementing her driveway. You said you would do it as a favor. On top of that, you never paid the “family discount” rent on time, and in the end, refused to pay the last month. And your mother has the balls to tell my mom that you’ve done “enough favors” for us? I can see where you got your crappy attitude. On top of all this, I loaned you the money for the down payment on your new home and now you refuse to pay me that back. Topping it all off, you claim you’re making our lives a living hell simply because I dumped you. You think I’ve forgotten how, when I left you, you snuck into my house and stole my lingerie, jewelry and God knows what else? I’m just glad that you’re out of my life. I should’ve known a man with two kids, an ex-girlfriend on ice and who only knows how to put up drywall would end up being the most horrible person I’ve let into my life.




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THURSDAY, Dec. 21 Spitting in the eye of all those crabby naysayers who insist it’s still much, Much, MUCH too early to be declaring a candidacy for U.S. President in 2008, U.S. Senator Barack Obama (D, Illinois) has said—through his sister—that he will announce whether he’ll run after he finishes his vacation here in Hawai`i. Hey, a man’s got to keep his priorities straight.

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WEDNESDAY, Dec. 20 In World War I, “military strategy” involved throwing huge quantities of men and fire at the enemy’s entrenched lines. Both sides did this for about four years, and then Germany surrendered. In 1936, the British author C.S. Forester described this “strategy” in his World War I novel The General: “In some ways it was like the debate of a group of savages as to how to extract a screw from a piece of wood. Accustomed only to nails, they had made one effort to pull out the screw by main force, and now that it had failed they were devising methods of applying more force still, of obtaining more efficient pincers, of using levers and fulcrum so that more men could bring their strength to bear. They could hardly be blamed for not guessing that by rotating the screw it would come out after the exertion of far less effort; it would be so different that they would laugh at the man who suggested it.” I quote this now because President George W. Bush said this morning that he

Great news for all you KiheiUpcountry road fans! According to today’s Maui News, the state Highways Division will—in the next few weeks— decide who gets the contract to design the actual road. Can’t you just smell the asphalt? Now they’re thinking the road, which has been kicked around since 1970, which was so long ago that people were still watching new episodes of Green Acres, will cost something like $86.3 million. Oh, and the story says it’ll take five years to build the road. Five years! At first I thought this was an insanely long time, but then I realized that it’s actually very realistic. That’s because the road is from Kihei to Upcountry, which is uphill at a considerable slope. Now if engineers were to build a road from Upcountry to Kihei, which is all downhill, then they’d have a far easier time and would probably get done a lot faster. But no one ever listens to me about these things.

SATURDAY, Dec. 23 We’re getting near the end of the year, and you kids know what that means! That’s right: it’s time to watch our beloved Maui County Council members jockey for power and influence in their upcoming term. And they’re so elegant about it, too, they way they all line up in today’s Maui News—Councilwoman Jo Anne Johnson excepted—behind current Chairman G. Riki Hokama (who very humbly refuses to comment for the article). The reason Johnson isn’t backing Hokama? Why, she wants the job herself. Now it would be nice if Johnson did take charge of the council, but there’s no way that’s going to happen. The story makes clear she hasn’t got the votes—she doesn’t seem to have any votes, actually, beyond her own—which isn’t at

Now why would Lingle want more of these guys?

all surprising given the fact that except for Johnson and Michelle Anderson, the rest of the council members all support the standard land developer agenda. But that doesn’t mean there’s not going to be a fight once the council reconvenes Jan. 2, 2007. No sir—Council members Danny Mateo and Mike Molina both want the all-powerful—okay, sorta powerful—job of Vice Chairman. It’s not really clear from the article who’s got the edge, though my money’s on an entirely different candidate: Joseph Pontanilla. He’s pro-development and quiet—so quiet his name doesn’t even appear in the story!—he’s the perfect dark horse candidate to ride in and take over after Mateo and Molina split the vote.

SUNDAY, Dec. 24 Sorry Dave. At least Arizona State put up a good fight.

MONDAY, Dec. 25 For some reason Governor Linda Lingle—who said during her recent reelection campaign that her administration has “taken unprecedented action to preserve the environment”—suddenly wants to spend far more money on environmental protection than ever before, according to today’s Honolulu Advertiser. She wants the state Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) to start getting slightly more than $100 million

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each year—more than $40 million more than when she first took office in 2002. What’s more, she wants to increase the DLNR’s Division of Conservation and Resources Enforcement (DOCARE) from the current miniscule 40 officers to 150 over the next two years. If this sudden recognition that DLNR is severely underfunded and understaffed, it’s because you read about it right here in these pages more than a year ago. “For the past few years, DOCARE has run on a skeleton crew of just six enforcement officers and two supervisors on Maui, one officer and supervisor on Lanai and one officer on Molokai to patrol or cover all this,” Cheryl Ambrozic reported in our Dec. 8, 2005 story “Those who DOCARE.” Ambrozic then quoted DOCARE Branch Chief Randy Awo: “Ideally, what I need to accomplish our goals in Maui County is to employ 50 enforcement officers plus five more supervisors and five more clerical support staff,” Awo said. “My men are working under dire circumstances. We have a good staff here, but we are small and our challenges continue to increase. We need more officers. I don’t think this will happen in my lifetime but it would be nice if it could happen in the lifetime of our children.”

TUESDAY, Dec. 26 Could it be that Awo was unduly pessimistic about the state finally giving him the people he needs to enforce our state’s environmental laws? Is this spending increase a tacit admission by Lingle that her first term of office didn’t really do squat for the environment? I don’t know—you tell me. Anthony Pignataro wants to know where all the irate shoppers have gone. MTW

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UNINTENDED CONSEQUENCES The “Berkeley Pit” in Butte, Mont. is the nation’s largest environmental-disaster site, with 40 billion gallons of highly toxic copper-mine waste that the federal government has long feared too expensive to clean up. But Montana Tech researchers, writing in the Journal of Organic Chemistry in July, have found more than 160 types of “extremophiles” (organisms that thrive in toxicity) in the pit and have demonstrated that some are effective against lung and ovarian cancers.

COMPELLING EXPLANATIONS Ricardo Meana, 81, was charged with attempted murder in November in Sun City, Fla., when his 82-yearold wife, who has Alzheimer’s, was found inside a van in a store’s parking lot struggling with the plastic bag over her head. Police were called, but Meana seemed unconcerned and even nonchalantly resumed shopping, saying that he often put the bags on when his wife felt sick, so that she would not vomit on herself.


THE LAWS OF IRONY Federal prosecutors have insisted so far that any ill-gotten money that former Enron executives had squirreled away in their spouses’ names still can be fully recovered by the government, except for one executive. Michael Kopper, once a director of Enron’s global finance unit, pleaded guilty in 2002 to illegally obtaining $16.5 million, but he is openly gay. And since his home state of Texas does not recognize his union with his longtime partner, prosecutors cannot treat the partner as a “spouse” and have lumped him with “third party” transferees, whose assets are much more difficult to obtain (according to a November report in the Washington Blade).

PEOPLE DIFFERENT FROM US A 41-year-old engineer in suburban Toronto has accumulated, and worn, about 800 pairs of sports socks over 15 years (half of them off the feet of professional athletes), according to a lengthy November profile in Canada’s National Post, which did not reveal his name. The worst part of his hobby, he said (besides having to keep it secret from his wife), is that he is often contacted by foot and sock fetishists, which he denies that he is, preferring to think of himself as sort of a “custodian of history,” wrote the Post. MTW

t’s 11 p.m. on a Friday night and the place is packed. I’m at the Sansei in Kihei, which has a line outside of people waiting to get a seat at a table. I walk past them and head straight to the bar, which is by the stage, just in time to see Elvis. Or, at least, hear somebody just like him. Michael is wearing an orange aloha shirt and is gripping the microphone as he looks at the monitor, reading the words to “Teddy Bear” as they’re lit up. In the large, dimly lit room, a disco ball casts lights along the floor and tables in front of the elevated stage. On occasion the host, Tyrone, who is also on stage, holds up a large sign that says, “SCREAM,” at which point the mostly drinking audience complies. “Okay, everybody give it up for Michael!” Tyrone says when the song is over. He cues the next song, which happens to be another Elvis tune, “Can’t Help Falling In Love,” that he will sing himself and encourage everyone to sing along. Karaoke (pronounced kah-rah-OH-kay) has been a popular form of entertainment in Japan since the early 1970’s. Translated, it means “empty orchestra,” representing the recorded music that backs live singers. Lyrics are generally provided by way of a nearby video monitor, which also sometimes features an accompanying B-grade music video. The phenomenon has since spread to other parts of the world. But perhaps because of our proximity to Japan and the importance in which

Photo: Sansei, Kihei Photo Credit: Pietro Ortiz


Hawai`i has historically placed on music, karaoke is extremely popular—and often taken quite seriously—here on Maui. Though easily one of the youngest performers on Sansei’s Kihei stage, 21-year-old Brittany is an obvious karaoke pro. Her near pitch-perfect rendition of Whitney Houston’s “I Wanna Dance” is American Idol-worthy; her ability to maintain eye contact, dance, and smile confidently through the song’s challenging chorus does not go unnoticed by the crowd, as they cheer her loudly at song’s end. Brittany says she’s been singing karaoke since she was five, and that her faves are songs from the 1950’s. But she tries not to sing any song more than once. “I just do it for fun,” she says later. “And well, my dad is the host.” Another song is cued—Luther Vandross’ “Love Won’t Let Me Wait”—as local entertainer and recording artist Merv Oana casually gets up from his seat at the bar, amiably stopping to say “happy holidays” to friends along the way before he steps onto the stage and takes the mic. His skilled delivery of the R&B tune is as cool and smooth as his walk up. When Oana’s song ends, a grinning, curly-haired dude takes the stage and introduces himself to the crowd. “I’m Rick James, bitch!” He proceeds to dazzle the crowd with his stylistically perfect and energet-


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Oleander Norinthal at Sansei, Kihei

Photo: Pietro Ortiz

Alan Batungbacal at Sansei, Kihei

ames Okumura has been a karaoke host, though not at Sansei Kihei, since 1989. He’d been hosting for a while in Kahului but always wanted to be on Front Street, where he’d heard legends like Elton John and Fleetwood Mac have made impromptu performances. Though he started his own karaoke company in 1992, Okumura says he’s not in it for the money but for people’s enjoyment. “It’s a way for people to relieve stress,” he says. “To handle living on Maui.” Okumura is now hosting Paradice Bluz’s burgeoning karaoke night on Tuesdays. He says the songs people sing vary from town to town, but the Lahaina crowd tends to like newer stuff. “Sometimes we can’t please everybody—we can only play so many songs in one night,” he says, as he fiddles with knobs on the soundboard. “But as long as they’re having fun, I’m doing my job. The trick to being a good host is making the person sound good.”


ack at Sansei Kihei, an older Hawaiian man in a blue aloha shirt takes the stage. Bruddah D. is diminutive in stature, with a white beard, and is leaning a little on one crutch. But when his deep, scratchy voice richly soars out Ray Charles’ “Unchain My Heart,” and he dances a little


Jerry Sentinella and friend at Tiffany’s, Wailuku (right)


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to the beat, everyone goes wild. Afterwards, as his friend Ozzi sings “My Girl” just as flawlessly, Bruddah D. stands alongside him and sings backup “hey hey hey’s.” Bruddah D. and Ozzi do perform at various private gigs, mostly around South Maui. They enjoy karaoke not only so they can sing, but also to experience other singers. They tell me a lot of people stick to one style but they try to be versatile. “Of course we like the oldies, the crooners, Hawaiian songs,” says Ozzi. “Music had soul back then. Not too much hip-hop and rap—it can be monotonous sometimes.” “There’s a truth to feeling the music and expressing it, no matter what level you’re at,” D. said. “If you sing it with your all, it takes you to a higher place. I like to listen to other people and give them praise, even if they make a fool of themselves—hey, I didn’t see you go up and try it! I like to look for exceptional [singers], just to rub elbows… it raises your game level.” In a performance that garners one of the biggest reactions of the night, Pono sings R. Kelly’s “I Believe I Can Fly” with a natural talent and charisma that perhaps usurps the original artist’s. Almost immediately after Pono’s rich, strong voice belts out through the speakers, whoops erupt from the crowd, who also begin holding up their cell phones and table candles, with restaurant workers reverently flap their arms. But off to the side of the bar, another man waits, somewhat nervously. “I’m probably gonna have to follow him,” he says. “Watch.” As Pono’s song ends, and the beginning notes of Prince’s “Kiss” kick in, the once-nervous man jumps exuberantly onto the stage. Smiling, he grabs the mic and lets loose. He really seems to be enjoying himself. When he’s done, he joins me at the bar. “I’m a walking jukebox,” says Justin, a 27-yearold server in Kihei. “I can sing almost any song, like, even country songs, and I don’t even listen to coun-

Photo: Bill Geoghegan

Photo: Pietro Ortiz

ically infectious “Super Freak.” I later discover his name is Tyson, and he’s a construction worker and videographer. He sang his first song in Singapore in 1991. “It’s fun—I’ve never done it seriously,” he says. “Except for once when my mom was in the audience and I sang, ‘You Are So Beautiful.’” But when his mom isn’t around, Tyson says his favorite song to sing is “Do Me!” by Bell Biv Devoe (“except nobody has that”) and Steppenwolf’s “Born to Be Wild”—his all-time standard. “I pick ‘em to amp the crowd and have fun,” he says. “And that’s it.”

The Songs I Heard This Week

Heather Keliher and Margot Boecker at Sansei, Kihei

(**Songs eard more than once) “Heaven Is a Place on Earth,” Belinda Carlisle “Soul Man,” Blues Brothers

“My Love is Your Love,” Whitney Houston **“Killing Me Softly,” Roberta Flack “I Walk the Line,” Johnny Cash “Bust A Move,” Young MC “Love is a Battlefield,” Pat Benatar “Walk of Life,” Dire Straits “Power of Love,” Huey Lewis “Like a Prayer,” Madonna “The Search is Over,” Survivor “Wanted: Dead or Alive,” Bon Jovi “American Pie,” Don McLean “Brown-Eyed Girl,” Van Morrison **“Unchained Melody,” Righteous Brothers “I Got Friends in Low Places,” Garth Brooks “Patience,” Guns ‘n Roses “Teddy Bear,” Elvis Presley “Can’t Help Falling in Love,” Elvis Presley **“Brown-Eyed Girl,” Van Morrison “California Dreaming,” Mamas and the Papas “Tainted Love,” Soft Cell “Love Won’t Let Me Wait,” Luther Vandross “Super Freak,” Rick James “Total Eclipse of the Heart,” Bonnie Tyler “Something to Talk About,” Bonnie Raitt “Let Her Cry,” Hootie & the Blowfish “Unchain My Heart,” Ray Charles

try. But as I get older, my memory is fading. It’s all that malted hops and bong resin.” His favorites to sing are Pearl Jam’s “Black” and “Radiohead’s “Creep,” which Justin said is “super hard to do ‘cause you have to get really high.” He says he’s been doing karaoke for the past six to seven years, as a way to entertain the audience and get the crowd revved up. But he gets angry when songbooks don’t list songs alphabetically by artist. Most karaoke books just list the songs by title, which doesn’t help when you can’t remember the name of that one Usher hit that you could definitely rock, if you could just find it. Sal, a 70-ish part-time Maui resident, likes the classics— Bobby Darin, Aretha Franklin, Billie Holiday, Engelbert Humperdinck—but, he says, “I do ‘em all my way.” And he’s been doing it regularly in Las Vegas, Massachusetts, Florida, California and Hawai`i for the past three years. “There are so many really good singers,” Sal says. “Some are better than the recording artists.” Sal fondly remembers the first time he went up on stage with a pre-recorded track in front of a group of strangers. He says it was around the time karaoke started (“Was it 15 years ago?”), and he did Tony Bennett’s “The Shadow of Your Smile.” “I just like to sing, to get the audience reaction,” he says. “But sometimes I for(all after 9:30 p.m.): get the words.” When the host cues Frank Tue, Paradise Bluz, 744 Front St., Lahaina, 667-5299 Sinatra’s “Summer Wind,” Wed, LuLu’s, 1945 S. Kihei Rd., Kihei, 879-9944 Sal is beckoned. On his way Thu-Fri, Sansei, 600 Office Rd., Kapalua, 669-6286 to the stage, he stops and Thu-Sat, Sansei, Kihei Town Center, Kihei, 879-0004 turns to me. Fri-Sat, Kobe Japanese Steakhouse, 136 Dickenson St., Lahaina, 667-5555 “If they had karaoke when I was younger, I might’ve gone pro,” Sal Nightly, Isana, 515 S. Kihei Rd., Kihei, 874-1811 said. “But when I die, I Nightly, Tiffany’s, 1424 L. Main St., Wailuku, 249-0052 want Count Basie behind Check The Grid for weekly updates! me so I can sing.” MTW Photo: Pietro Ortiz

“Old-Time Rock & Roll,” Bob Seger and The Silver Bullet Band

Karaoke Schedule

“With or Without You,” U2 Photo: Bill Geoghegan

“My Girl,” The Temptations “Fight For Your Right,” Beastie Boys “Loser,” Beck **“Kiss,” Prince “I’ve Got You Under My Skin,” Frank Sinatra “New York New York,” Frank Sinatra “Summer Wind,” Frank Sinatra “I Wanna Dance With Somebody,” Whitney Houston “I Believe I Can Fly,” R. Kelly “Ice Ice Baby,” Vanilla Ice “Just a Gigolo/I Ain’t Got Nobody,” David Lee Roth “Smooth,” Santana and Rob Thomas “Comfortably Numb,” Pink Floyd “My Way,” Frank Sinatra “Three Times a Lady,” the Commodores

Todd Hayase and Dana Costa at Tiffany’s, Wailuku


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Market Street Café Wailuku Town’s answer to resort dining I’m staring at the food perched atop the elegant black dish. I want to eat it, but can’t quite bring myself to start chopping into its cascading rainbow beauty with my fork. Then my stomach growls. It wants me to use the fork I’m holding. It wants me to use it right now. I hesitate another moment, then dive in.

Market Street Café 197 N. Market St., Wailuku, 244-4100. Open Mon.-Fri., 11 a.m-2:30 p.m.; 5 p.m.-close (hours should expand in January). $

The object of my affection is a plate of Cajun seared ahi, draped in avocado slices and a spicy pineapple salsa and served with brown jasmine rice and sautéed vegetables. Everything about the entrée is perfect: the fish is thick and the salsa is spicy and sweet at the same time; the rice is fluffy; even the vegetables, often a disappointment at many fine establishments, are surprisingly tender. It’s a dish fit for any Wailea resort, yet I found it—indeed, devoured it—at little Market Street Café in Wailuku. Set up in the old Squeaky’s building between Wailuku Town and Happy Valley, Market Street Café is a delightfully eclectic establishment located almost exactly where you’d never expect to find such a place. Aside from the tricky parking lot striped in a way that forces a driver into an awkward reverse no matter how he or she points the car—and menus that resemble photocopied handbills tucked beneath windshield wipers—the café is an outstanding destination for anyone from the hurried worker on lunch break to a couple out for a relaxing dinner. The menu, which has gone through many changes since it opened a few months ago, offers a surprising array of selections. There are, for the locals raised on plate lunches, entrees like barbe-

cued chicken, chop steak, Mahi tempura and chicken curry, all served with the requisite white rice and mac salad. But then there are choices like Chop Chop Salad—a heaping plate of lettuce, bleu cheese crumbles, shredded bacon, turkey, salami and cherry tomatoes. There’s eggplant parmesan, an appetizer dish offering strips of thin Japanese eggplant sliced longer than your hand, then breaded and drenched in cheese and marinara and served with a couple pieces of garlic bread. There’s a host of tasty flatbread pizzas, topped with barbecued chicken, Thai chicken, and Mediterranean toppings (onions, eggplant, peppers and goat cheese). And there’s a turkey club sandwich that seems almost overwhelming: a thick helping of smoked turkey, topped with applewood bacon, lettuce, tomato, onion and pesto mayo, then stacked on a wheat ciabatta roll. Even the burger—topped with bacon and cheddar cheese and then slathered in plum barbecue sauce—is something to behold. Getting your mouth around it is one quandary, but eating it before you fill up on the thick, crispy French Fries it comes with is quite another. And all that’s just the base menu. On any given day the specials board contains items like kalbi short ribs, rib eye steak with sautéed shitake mushrooms, Cajun mahi quesadilla and coconut crusted mahi with the same flavorful salsa as the ahi above. Those wanting dessert are in for a whole other range of options, including chocolate cake, key lime mousse, banana pudding and a passionfruit mousse drizzled with strawberry sauce that goes down much too quickly, especially after a lunch dominated by a plate of seared ahi. MTW

Mediterranean Flatbread Pizza (left) and Passion Fruit Mousse (above)


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Seared ahi with tropical salsa

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Denny’s - Open 24 hours, serving breakfast, lunch or dinner. 430 Kele St., Kahului, 873-5550. $ Daily,

6:30 a.m.-7:30 p.m.; Sa-Su, 6:30 a.m.-8:30 p.m. Maui

Lani Golf Course, Kahului, 877-7461. $$

10 a.m.-9 p.m.; Su, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. 270 Dairy

El Corita - Mexican food. M-Sa, 8 a.m.-8 p.m.; Su,

Road Marketplace, Kahului, 893-0263. $

8 a.m.-3 p.m. 790 Eha, Wailuku, 244-5993. $

Archie’s - Japanese. M-Sa 10:30 a.m.-1:30

Fiesta Time - Superior Mexican taqueria. M-Sa, 10

p.m.; M-Th, 5-8 p.m.; F-Sa, 5-9 p.m. 1440

a.m.-9 p.m. 1132 Lower Main, Wailuku, 249-8463. $

Lower Main, Wailuku, 244-9401. $

Fran’s Island Grill - Local grinds. Su-Th, 6 a.m.-8

Asia Star - Vietnamese. M-Sa, 10 a.m.-9:30

p.m.; F-Sa, 6 a.m.-9 p.m. 740 Lower Main, Wailuku,

p.m.; Su, 10 a.m.-8:30 p.m. 1764 Wili Pa

242-8580. $

Loop, Wailuku, 244-1833. $

Gardencafe (Brigit & Bernard's) - European,

Asian Cuisine & Sports Bar - It’s in the title.

American. M-F, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.; W-Sa, 5-9 p.m. 335

Daily, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. 65 Kaahumanu Ave #23,

Ho'ohana St., Kahului, 877-6000. $$

Kahului, 877-7776. $

Gianotto’s Pizzeria - Pizza, pasta, sandwiches.

Ba-Le - French-Vietnamese. M-Sa, 9 a.m.-9

Free delivery! M-Sa, 11 a.m.-9 p.m. 2050 Main St.,

p.m.; Su, 9 a.m.-7 p.m. 270 Dairy Rd., Kahului,

Wailuku, 244-8282. $

877-2400. $

Hanafuda Saimin - Local kine grinds. M-Sa, 9

Bentos and Banquets - Local comfort food.

a.m.-11 p.m. 199 S Dairy Rd, Kahului, 877-9033.

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a week. 85 N. Church, Wailuku, 244-1124 or

Ichiban Restaurant and Sushi Bar - Japanese and

276-2349 for banquets. $

local cuisine. Su-F, 7 a.m.-2 p.m.; Sa, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.;

Bangkok Cuisine - Casual Thai food. M-Sa,

Daily, 5-9 p.m. Kahului Shopping Center, 871-6977.

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Ichiban Okazuya Hawaii - Local. M-F, 10 a.m.-2

Brigit & Bernard’s Garden Cafe - German

p.m. and 4-7 p.m. 2133 Kaohu, Wailuku, 244-7276.

cuisine. M-F, 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m.; W-Sa, 5-9


p.m. 335 Ho`ohana St., Kahului, 877-6000. $$

IHOP - American. Su-Th, 6 a.m.-12 a.m.; F-Sa, 6

Café Marc Aurel - Coffeehouse, wine bar. M-

a.m.-2 a.m. Maui Mall, Kahului, 871-4000. $

Sa, 7 a.m.-9 p.m. 28 N. Market Street,

Island Tacos - Fresh fish, beef and chicken tacos.

Wailuku, 244-0852. $$

Daily, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. 2050 Main St., Wailuku, 244-

Cami’s Coffee Shop and Lounge - Coffee

1850. $

and pupus. Daily, 2 p.m.-2 a.m. 350

Kahili - Lunch with a view. Daily, 10 a.m. to 3

Hoohana St., Kahului, 871-2182.

p.m. Pupus daily, 3-5 p.m. 2500 Honoapiilani

Cupie’s Drive-In - Local lunch take-out. M,

Hwy., Waikapu, 242-6000. $$

9 a.m.-4 p.m.; Tu-Sa, 9 a.m.-9 p.m. 134 W.

Kahului Ale House - Pub fare. 11 a.m.-2 a.m. 355

Kamehameha Ave., Kahului, 877-3055. $

E. Kamehameha Ave., Kahului, 877-9001. $

Da Kitchen - Local fast food. M-F, 11 a.m.-

Koho Grill & Bar - American and local. Daily, 7

8 p.m.; Sa, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. 425 Koloa St.,

a.m.-10 p.m. Bar stays open serving drinks,

Kahului, 871-7782. $

pupus & burgers only from 10-11 p.m. 275

Da Sushi Bar - Full menu and a variety of

Kaahumanu Ave., Queen Ka’ahumanu Center,

sushi. M-F, 11 a.m.- 2 p.m.; Su-Th, 5-9 p.m.;


F-Sa, 5-10 p.m. 333 Dairy Rd., Kahului, 877-

Kozo Sushi - Fast food take-out. M-Sa, 10 a.m.-6

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Krispy Kreme - Warm, tasty doughnuts. Su-

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Saeng’s Thai Cuisine - Thai in a casual garden set-

Tasty Crust - Local-style cuisine since 1944. Su,

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Thailand Cuisine - Authentic Thai food. Daily, 10:30

433 Kele St., Kahului, 893-0883. $ L&L Drive In - Local. F-Sa, 8 a.m.-10 p.m.;

Kahului, 877-0706. $

Su-Th, 8 a.m.-9 p.m. Wailuku Town Center,

Maui Tacos - Mexican-Island fast food. M-Sa,

242-1380. $

9:30 a.m.-9 p.m.; Su, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Queen

Main Street Bistro - Upscale comfort food. M-F, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. 2051 Main St., Wailuku,

244-6816. $

Ka’ahumanu Center, Kahului, 871-7726. $ Mel’s Catering & Fast Food - Local Filipino. M-

6 p.m. 1032C L. Main St., Wailuku, 249-8533. $

Kahului, 877-5796. $ Manaña Garage - Latin-American cuisine. Su-Th, 11 a.m.-9 p.m.; F-Sa, 11 a.m.-10:30

Mercado - Latin market. M-F, 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m.

325 Hukilike St., Kahului, 871-5067. $ Mike’s Restaurant - Chinese, local. Daily, 10:30

10 p.m. 444 Hana Hwy., Kahului, 877-4446.




10 a.m.-9:30 p.m.; Su, 10 a.m.-8:30 p.m. 1792

a.m.-2:30 p.m. 197 N. Market St., Wailuku,

244-4100. $

entrees. Featuring DJ and Karaoke. Daily, 10:30-2 Sam Sato;s, Inc. - Local grinds. M-Sa, 7 a.m.-2

a.m. 1424 Lower Main St. Wailuku, 249-0052. $

p.m. 1750 Wili Pa Loop, Wailuku, 244-7124. $ Tin Ying Chinese Restaurant - Buffet style lunch Sheik’s Restaurant - Local favorites. M-Th, 5:30 a.m.-10 p.m.; F-Sa, 5:30 a.m.-11 p.m. 97 Wakea

Ave., Kahului, 877-0121. $

take-out, as well as sit-down dining. 10 a.m.-10 p.m. 1088 Lower Main St., Wailuku, 242-4371. $ Tokyo Tei - Teriyaki beef and fish, tempura, katsu,

Simply Healthy Cafe - Healthy Hawaiian food. M-

saimin and more. 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. and 5 p.m.-8:30

7888. $

F, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. 95 Mahalani St.,Cameron Center,

p.m. 1063 E. Lower Main St., Wailuku, 242-9630. $

Nazo’s Restaurant - Local Japanese. Daily, 8:30

Wailuku. 249-8955. $

Tom’s MiniMart - M-F, 6 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sa, 7 a.m.-6

a.m.-2:30 p.m.; M-Sa, 5-9:30 p.m. 1063 L. Main

Simply Sweets Bakery - Bakery, deli. M-Th, 7

p.m. 372 Waiehu Beach Rd., Waiehu, 244-2323. $

St., Wailuku, 244-0529. $

a.m.-5:30 p.m.; F, 7 a.m.-6:30 p.m; Sa, 7 a.m.- 4

Unisan - Sushi bar, and eclectic cuisine, with full bar.

Ohana Cafe - Healthy breakfast and lunch com-

p.m. 150 Hana Hwy., Kahului, 893-0700. $

2102 Vineyard St., Wailuku, 244-4500. $$

fort food. M-F, 7 a.m.-2 p.m. 2010 Main St.,

Siu’s Chinese Kitchen - Chinese. 9 a.m.-8 p.m. 70

Valley Isle Seafood - Known for their luau stew,

E. Ka’aumanu Ave., Maui Mall, 871-0828. $

along with seafood. M-F, 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m.; Sa, 10

Wailuku, 244-5950. $ Piñata’s - Fresh and wholesome Mexican food.

Matsu Restaurant - Japanese. Daily, 10

M-Sa, 10:30 a.m.-8 p.m.; Su, 11 a.m.-8 p.m. 395

a.m.-6 p.m. 161 Alamaha St., Kahului. 871-

Dairy Rd., Kahului, 877-8707. $


70 E. Kaahumanu Ave, Kahului, 873-0225. $ Tiffany’s - Featuring 103 items of local and Asian

Main, Wailuku, 243-9560. $$

$$ Market Street Cafe - Eclectic. Daily, 11

a.m.-3:30 p.m.; Su-Th, 5-9:30 p.m.; F-Sa, 5-10 p.m.

a.m.-9:30 p.m. 1900 E. Main St., Wailuku, 244-

p.m. 33 Lono St., Kahului, 873-0220. $$ Marco’s Grill & Deli - Italian. Daily, 8 a.m.-


Th, 6 a.m.-9 p.m.; F-Sa, 6 a.m.-2 a.m.; Su, 6 a.m.-

Mama Ding’s Pasteles - Specialty breads and pastries. Daily, 7 a.m.-2 p.m. 255 Alamaha,


Vietnamese cuisine with excellent service. M-Sa,

a.m.-4 p.m.; Su, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. 475 Hukilike St., Stillwell’s Bakery & Cafe - Desserts, breads,

p.m. 1740 Ka’ahumanu Ave., Wailuku, 243-2243. Rainbow Dining Room - Buffet-style restaurant

Maui Bake Shop - French bakery and deli.

featuring different foods every night. Daily, 5:30-

Su-F, 6:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.; Sa, 7 a.m.-1 p.m.

8:30 p.m. Maui Beach Hotel, Kahului, 877-0051. $$

2092 Vineyard, Wailuku, 242-0064. $

Rosie’s - Local. 8 a.m.-close. 1322 Lower Main St.,

Maui Coffee Roasters - Coffeehouse, deli.

Wailuku, 242-1471. $

M-F, 7 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sa, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Su, 8

Royal Island Drive In - M-Sa, 8 a.m.-9 p.m.; Su,

a.m.-2:30 p.m. 444 Hana Hwy., Kahului,

10 a.m.-8 p.m. 2050 Main St., Wailuku, 242-8813.

Kahului, 873-4847. $

sandwiches, salads and soups. M-Sa, 6 a.m.-4 Wei Wei BBQ & Noodle House - Affordable Chinese cuisine. 9:30 a.m.-9 p.m. 210 Imikala St., $

Wailuku, 242-7928. $

Sushi Go - Conveyor-belt sushi! M-Sa, 11 a.m.-9 p.m.; Su, 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Ka’ahumanu Center,

Wow-Wee Maui Kava Bar & Grill - Kava Kava with a cafe. Da Sushi Bar inside as well. M-Th, 10

877-8744. $

a.m.-9 p.m.; F-Sa, 10 a.m.-10 p.m. 333 Dairy Rd.,

Sub Paradise - Sandwiches, salads. M-F, 7 a.m.-

Kahului, 871-1414. $

6 p.m.; Sa, 7 a.m.-5 p.m.; Su, 7 a.m.-9 a.m. 395 E.


Dairy Rd, Kahului, 877-8779.

Maui Grill & Bento - Japanese, Korean,

Ruby’s - American ‘50s cafe. M-Th, 7 a.m.-9

Takamiya Market - Plate lunches, corned beef,

local. Su-F, 10 a.m.-8 p.m.; Sa, 10 a.m.-7

p.m.; F-Su, 7 a.m.-10 p.m. Queen Ka`ahumanu

sashimi, salads. 5:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m. 359 N.

chicken, ribs. 11 a.m.-9 p.m. 1913 S. Kihei Rd.,

p.m. 2050 Main St., Wailuku, 249-2161. $

Center, Kahului, 248-7829. $

Market St., Wailuku, 244-3404. $

874-0788. $

877-2877. $

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$$$→$40 and up

K→Kama’aina Discount

Amigo’s - Authentic Mexican food. Daily, 9

Capische? - Contemporary Italian with a twist and

Humuhumunukunukuapua’a - Hawaiian and

a.m.-9 p.m. 41 E. Lipoa St., Kihei, 879-9952.

an extensive wine list. Nightly, 5:30-10 p.m.

Polynesian cuisine oceanside. Nightly, 5-9:30 p.m.


Wailea Diamond Resort, 879-2224. $$$

Grand Wailea Resort, 875-1234 ext. 4900. $$$

Antonio’s - Italian cuisine in a cozy atmos-

Cheeseburgers, Mai Tais &

Isana Restaurant - Traditional Korean cuisine.

phere. 5 p.m.-9 p.m. 1215 S. Kihei Rd., 875-

Casual American. The Shops at Wailea, 874-8990.

Daily, 11 a.m.-11 p.m. 515 S. Kihei Rd, Kihei, 874-

8800. $$




Rock N Roll -

The Coffee Store - Coffee shop. M-Sa, 6 a.m.-7

1811. $$

Aroma D’Italia Ristorante - Southern

p.m.; Su, 6 a.m.-5 p.m. Azeka Place II, Kihei, 875-

Jawz Tacos - Island-style tacos and burritos.

Italian cuisine and full wine list. M-Sa, 5-9

4244. $

Daily, 11 a.m.-9 p.m. 1280 S. Kihei Rd., 874-TACO.

p.m. 1881 S. Kihei Rd., 879-0133. $$

Cyberbean Internet Cafe - Gourmet coffees,


Ashley’s Cafe - Burgers, local plates and

sandwiches, smoothies and salads. M-Sa, 7 a.m.-

Joe’s Bar and Grill - Fine dining. Nightly, from 5

sandwiches. M-Sa, 7:30 a.m.-8 p.m.; Su, 8

9 p.m.; Su, 8 a.m.-8 p.m. 1881 S. Kihei, 879-4799.

p.m. Wailea Tennis Center, 875-7767. $$$

a.m.-2 p.m. 362 Hukulii Pl. (behind Tesoro


gas station), Kihei, 874-8600. $

Da Kitchen - Huge portions of local Hawaiian

salt and wheat free. M-Sa, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. 1993 S.

BadaBing! - Pasta, pizza, regional specials

food. 9 a.m.-9 p.m. 2439 S. Kihei Rd., Kihei, 875-

Kihei Rd., 879-9258. $

and full bar. 11 a.m.-10 p.m. 1945 S. Kihei

7782. $

Rd., 875-0188. $$

Denny’s - Open 24 hours for breakfast, lunch or din-

Ba-Le - French-Vietnamese sandwiches, noo-

ner. 2763 S. Kihei Rd., Kihei, 879-8600. $

dle dishes, pho and more. M-Sa, 9 a.m.-9

Dina’s Sandwitch - Deli sandwiches, salads, hot

p.m.; Su, 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Piilani Village Center,

dogs, potato salad and saimin. Daily, 11 a.m.-10

Kihei, 875-6400. $

p.m. 145 N. Kihei Rd, Kihei, 879-3262. $

Beach ’n Bagels Cafe - Flavored cream

Enrique’s Cocina Mexicana - Mexican food with

cheeses, smoked salmon, sandwiches, sal-

vegetarian items and daily specials. M-Sa, 10 a.m.-

ads, smoothies and coffee drinks. 7 a.m.-2:30

9 p.m.; Su, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. 2395 S. Kihei Rd., Kihei,

p.m. 2395 S. Kihei Rd., Dolphin Plaza, 875-

875-2910. $

7668. $

Enrique’s Deli & Liquor - Sandwiches, wraps,

Big Wave Cafe - Breakfast, burgers, sand-

salads, wine, beer and specialty tequilas. M-Sa,

wiches, salads, wraps, ahi, pasta, pretty

10 a.m.-9 p.m.; Su, 11:30 a.m.-8 p.m. 2395 S.

much everything. Daily, 7:30 a.m.-9 p.m.

Kihei Rd., 875-9582. $

1215 S. Kihei Rd., 891-8688. $

Ferraro’s - Gourmet Italian cuisine oceanfront

Bistro Molokini - California, Island cuisine.

with live violin and guitar. 11:30 a.m.-9 p.m. Four

LuLu’s - Ribs, burgers, chicken wings, Black ‘n

Poolside. 11 a.m.-9:30 p.m. Grand Wailea,

Seasons Resort Wailea, 874-8000. $$$

Blue Ahi and more. Daily, 11 a.m.-2 a.m. (Food

875-1234. $$

Fiesta Time - Superior Mexican taqueria. 11 a.m.-

Joy’s Place - Organic foods that are low fat, low

Keoki’s Fish ‘N Chips - Tacos, pasta, and fried seafood. Daily, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Kukui Mall, 891-

1400. $ Kihei Caffe - Breakfast and lunch with lanai seating, hearty portions, tasty sandwiches. Daily, 5 a.m.-2 p.m. 1945 S. Kihei Rd., 879-2230. $ L&L Drive In - Local. Daily, 4:30 a.m.-9 p.m. Piilani

Village Center, Kihei. 875-8898. $ Life’s A Beach - Nachos, burritos, prime rib, grilled mahi mahi and lunch specials. Daily, 11

Bocalino Bistro & Bar - Mediterranean cui-

8 p.m. 300 Ma’alaea Rd., Ma’alaea, 244-5862. $

sine. 5 p.m.-12 a.m. 1279 S. Kihei Rd., 874-

Five Palms Restaurant - Local produce and fish

9299. $$

featuring Pacific Rim seafood. 8 a.m.-9 p.m. 2960

Blue Marlin Harbor Front Grill & Bar -

S. Kihei Rd., 879-2607. $$

Seafood, steaks, sandwiches, pizza and

Fred’s Mexican Cafe - Breakfast, lunch and din-

sushi. 11 a.m-9 p.m. Ma’alaea Harbor

ner. Daily, 7 a.m.-12 a.m. 2492 S. Kihei Rd, Kihei,

Village, 244-8844. $$

891-8600. $

Buzz’s Wharf - Steaks, seafood and more.

Greek Bistro - It’s Greek, of course! Apps, sal-

a.m.-2 a.m. 1913 S. Kihei Rd., 891-8010. $ Longhi’s - Seafood, meat and pasta entrees. M-F, 8 a.m.-10 p.m.; Sa-Su, 7:30 a.m.-10 p.m. 3750 Wailea

Alanui Dr., 891-8883. $$$

service ends at 10 p.m.).1941 S. Kihei Rd., 879-

9944. $ Ma`alaea Grill - Eclectic. 11 a.m.-3:30 p.m., 5 p.m.9:30 p.m. 300 Ma’alaea Rd., Ma’alaea, 243-2206. $$ Ma’alaea Waterfront Restaurant - Seafood and continental cuisine. Daily from 5 p.m. Milowai

Condominium, 50 Hauoli St., 244-9028. $$ Marco’s South Side Grill - Italian food and excellent wines. Daily, 7:30 a.m.-10 p.m. 1445 S. Kihei

11 a.m.-9 p.m. Ma’alaea Harbor Village,

ads, entrees and daily specials. Nightly, 5-10 p.m.

Rd., 874-4041. $$

244-5426. $$

2511 S. Kihei Rd, Kihei, 879-9330. $$

Maui Espresso & Shave Ice - Finest Hawaiian

Café Café - Coffee and specialty drinks, sand-

Hanafuda Saimin - Local kine grinds. M-Sa, 7

shave ice, coffee, fruit smoothies and shakes.

wiches. Daily 7 a.m.-11 p.m. 2395 S. Kihei Rd,

a.m.-11 p.m.; Su, 7 a.m.-9 p.m. 1279 S Kihei Rd,

Daily, 6:30 a.m.-6 p.m. 2439 S. Kihei Rd., 874-

Kihei, 879-4700. $

Kihei, 879-9033. $

0414. $

Cafe Kiowai - Authentic Japanese fare

Hawaiian Moons Natural Foods - It’s a natural

Maui Tacos - Mexican fast food. Daily, 9 a.m.-9 p.m.

according to centuries-old tradition. 6-11 a.m.

food store with a salad bar and healthy pre-made

2411 S. Kihei Rd., Kamaole Beach Center, 879-

5400 Makena Alanui, Maui Prince Hotel, 874-

options. 8 a.m.-9 p.m. 2411 S. Kihei Rd., 875-

5005. Piilani Village Center, Kihei.$

1111. $$

4356. $

Maui Thai - Ginger and basil and curry, oh my!


Cafe O’Lei - Asian fusion. T-Su, 10:30 a.m.-

Horhitos Mexican Cantina - Burritos, salads and

Beef, chicken, fish and veggie dishes galore. M-Sa,

3:30 p.m. and 5-9 p.m. 2439 S. Kihei Rd.,

“food for gringos.” M-Sa, 5 p.m.-2 a.m. 41 E.

11 a.m.-2:30 p.m.; Nightly, 5-9:30 p.m. The

Kihei, 891-1368. $

Lipoa St., Kihei, 891-MEXI. $

Rainbow Mall, Kihei, 874-5605. $

corner of Haleakala Hwy. & Aewa Pl.

Caffe Ciao - Italian infused island food. Daily,

Hula Moons - Breakfast buffet and a la carte. Island

Maui’s Sweet Spot - Low carb non-fat yogurt, par-

12-3 p.m. and 5:30-10 p.m. The Fairmont Kea

fusion dinner. Daily, 6:30-11 a.m. and 5-10 p.m.

fait, fried ice cream, shave ice and smoothies. Daily,

Lani, Wailea, 875-4100. $$

Marriott, Wailea, 879-1922. $$

9 a.m.-10 p.m. 1819 S Kihei Rd, Kihei, 879-8611. $


2 Slices of Pizza+ Soda ONLY $4.99


7 Aewa Place, Pukalani

down the road from Pukalani Superette



DECEMBER 28, 2006







$$$→$40 and up

K→Kama’aina Discount


Scuba Dogs - Smooties, ice cream, salads, subs

Tradewinds Poolside Cafe - Steak, seafood and

a.m.-1 a.m. Food service ends at 11 p.m.

and (of course!) hot dogs. Daily, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

more. Daily, 11 a.m.-10 p.m. The Maui Coast

2511 S. Kihei Rd., Kihei, 891-8600. $$

1455 S Kihei Rd, Kihei, 879-4994. $

Hotel, 2259 S Kihei Rd, Kihei. 891-8860. $$

Mulligan’s On the Blue - Maui’s authentic

Seascape at Maalaea - Seafood, chicken and


Irish pub, plenty o’ Irish food, whiskey and

quiche. Daily, 11 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Maui Ocean

Americanized options. Daily, 10:30 a.m.-9:30 p.m.

beer. Daily, 8 a.m.-2 a.m. 100 Kaukahi St.,

Center Aquarium, 270-7043.

Azeka Place I, Kihei, 875-2088. $$

Wailea, 874-1131. $$

Seawatch - Hawai’i regional cuisine. Daily, 8 a.m-

Wailea Pizza Co. - Ummm. Pizza. Daily, 11 a.m.-

Nick’s Fishmarket - Fine dining in open air

10 p.m. 100 Wailea Golf Club Drive, Wailea, 875-

Moose McGillycuddys - Pub fare. Daily, 11

and elegance with amazing seafood dishes

8080. $$

and fresh fish. Nightly, 5:30-9:30 p.m.

Shabu Shabu Toji - Healthy and delicious

Fairmont Kea Lani, Wailea, 879-7224. $$$

Japanese style fondue. Nightly, 5:30-9:30 p.m.

Orange Julius/Dairy Queen - Yummy frosty treats, hot dogs and more. Piilani Village

Center, Kihei. $ Outback Steak House - Quality steaks,

1280 S. Kihei Rd., 875-8366. $ Shaka - Sandwiches and pizza. Shaka it to me baby, yeah! Daily, 10:30 a.m.-9 p.m. 1770 S Kihei

Rd, Kihei, 874-0331. $





11 p.m. Wailea Town Center, Wailea, 874-1234. $$


Waterfront Deli - Sandwiches, salads, dessert. Daily, 7 a.m.-8 p.m. In Whaler’s General Store,

Shops at Wailea, 891-2039. $ Yorman’s By The Sea - Southern Pacific cuisine with a blend of cajun and tropical flare. Nightly, 510 p.m. 760 S. Kihei Rd., Kihei, 874-8385. $$ K

shrimp-on-the-barbie and the Bloomin’ Onion.

South Shore Tiki Lounge - Killer burgers, sausage

Nightly, 4-10 p.m. 281 Pi’ikea Ave, Kihei, 879-

sandwiches, mai-tais and pizza. Daily, 11 a.m.-2 a.m.,

8400. $$

serving food 'til midnight! Kihei Kalama Village, 874-

Café 808 - Local diner-style. Daily, 6 a.m.-8 p.m.

6444. $

4566 Lower Kula Rd., Kula, 878-6874. $


Home to award winning Chef Raul Bermudez


Pacific Grill - Steak and seafood. 6-9 p.m.

Lobby Lounge, Four Seasons, Wailea, 8748000. $$ Philly’s Blue Plate Diner - American diner

Spago - Gourmet cuisine as presented by world-

Cafe Del Sol - Sandwiches and fresh fish. M-Sa,

famous chef-owner Wolfgang Puck. Nightly, 5:30-

8 a.m.-3:30 p.m. 572-4877. $

9:30 p.m. Four Seasons Resort Wailea, 874-8000.



Mediterranean fare. Daily, 8:30 a.m.-8:30 p.m. 42

cuisine. Breakfast always available. Daily, 7 a.m.-10 p.m. 1280 S. Kihei Rd., 891-2595. $

Spices - Pacific rim with flair. Daily, 7a.m.-2p.m. and 5-10 p.m. The Maui Coast Hotel, 2259 S. Kihei Rd.,

Pita Paradise - Casual Mediterranean-style

891-8860. $$$

cuisine. M-Sa, 11 a.m.-9:30 p.m.; Su, 5 p.m.9:30 p.m. Kihei Kalama Village Center, 875-

7679. $ Pizza Express - Pizza, salad, wings. Daily, 10:30 a.m.-11 p.m. 1819 S. Kihei Rd, Kihei,

Sports Page Bar & Grill - Gourmet pub fare. Daily, 11 a.m.-2 a.m. 2411 S. Kihei Rd., 879-0602. $ Stella Blues Cafe - American comfort food. Daily, 7:30 a.m.-10 p.m. 1279 S. Kihei Rd., 874-3779. $$







Baldwin Ave., Paia, 579-6323. $



W W W . B I G WAV E C A F E . C O M

Café Mambo and Picnics - Mediterranean and Mexican cuisine with Moorish influences. Daily, 8 a.m.-9 p.m. 30 Baldwin Ave., Paia, 579-8021. $

Come Join the Crowd at

Cafe O Lei - Stylish Hippie. Daily, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.

3669 Baldwin Ave., Ste 101, Makawao, 573-9065. $ Casanova - Fine Italian dining at night and Makawao’s favorite deli by day. Daily, 11:30 a.m.9:30 p.m. 1188 Makawao Ave., 572-0220. $$

891-2002. $ Subway - Eat fresh like Jared. Kukui Mall and Quiznos - Toasty sandwiches. Daily, 10

Piilani Village Center, Kihei, 891-2341.

healthy grub from breakfast to dinner. Daily, 7

a.m.-8 p.m. 2411 S. Kihei Rd., Kihei, 891-

1333. $

Sunset Mixed Grill - Japanese, Chinese and Korean dishes. Daily, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. BYOB. 2395

Royal Thai Cuisine - Thai food with a large selection of vegetarian dishes. M-Sa, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.; Nightly, 4:30-9:30 p.m. 1280 S.

Kihei Rd., 874-0813. $ Roy’s Bar & Grill - Hawaiian fusion entrees. Nightly, 5:30-10 p.m. Pi’ilani Shopping

Center, 303 Pi’ikea Ave., Kihei, 891-1120.

Charley’s Restaurant & Saloon - Hearty and

S. Kihei Rd. 891-1991. $ Surfside Deli - Plate lunches and deli sandwiches. Daily, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. 1993 S Kihei Rd, Kihei,

879-1385. $

a.m.-10 p.m. 142 Hana Hwy., Paia, 579-9453. $ K Colleen’s - 1940s-style urban bistro. Daily, 6 a.m.9:30 p.m. Haiku Cannery, 575-9211. $$ Down to Earth - Natural foods store with hot and salad bars and deli. Daily, 8 a.m.-8 p.m. 1169


JD On The Rocks 4:30pm - 7:30pm

Makawao Ave., Makawao, 572-1488. $

Tastings Wine Bar & Grill - Savory and sweet

Fresh Mint - Vietnamese vegetarian cuisine.

nibbles and an excellent wine list. Tu-Su from 5

Daily, 5-9 p.m. 115 Baldwin Ave., Paia, 579-9144.

p.m. 1913 S. Kihei Rd., Kihei, 879-8711. $$


Thailand Cuisine - Authentic Thai food; soup, salad,

Hali`imaile General Store - Gourmet dining in a

$$$ Ruth Chris Steakhouse - Mmmmmm.


noodles and vegetarian specials. M-Sa, 11 a.m.-2:30

charming atmosphere. M-F, 11-2:30 p.m.; Nightly,

Meaty fine dining. Nightly, 5-10 p.m. 3750,

p.m.; Nightly 5-10 p.m. 1819 S Kihei Rd, Kihei, 875-

5:30-9:30 p.m. 900 Hali`imaile Rd, 572-2666. $$$

Wailea Alanui Dr., 874-8880. $$$

0839. $


LIVE with Glen Kakugawa 5pm - 8pm

Hana Hou Cafe - Hawaiian homestyle cooking F-

Every Night

features an

Sansei - Japanese-based Pacific Rim din-

Tommy Bahama’s Tropical Cafe - Island luxury in

Su 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Nightly, 5-9 p.m. 810

ing, sushi bar and late night menu. Su-M, 5-

ambience and cuisine. Su-M, 11 a.m.-11 p.m.; Tu-

Haiku Rd., Haiku Cannery, 575-2661. $

10 p.m.; Tu-W, 5:30-10p.m.; Th-Sa, 5:30-

Sa, 11 a.m.-11 p.m. The Shops at Wailea, 875-9983.

Howzit Bean Coffee Shop and Pizza Fresh -

1:30a.m. 1881 S. Kihei Rd., 879-0004. $$ K


Coffee, pizza, salads. 1043 Makawao Ave.,

Sarento’s on the Beach - Contemporary

Tradewinds Deli and Market - Deli sandwiches

Makawao, 572-2000.

Italian cuisine dining near the water’s edge.

and local produce. M-F, 9 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sa, 10 a.m -

Jacque’s Northshore Bistro - Tropical yet festive

Nightly, 5:15-9:30 p.m. 2980 S. Kihei Rd.,

7 p.m.; Su, 10 a.m.- 5 p.m. 20 Hauoli Steet,

atmosphere with a sushi bar. Daily, 5-10 p.m. 120

875-7555. $$$

Maalaea Harbor, 242-9161. $

Hana Hwy., Paia, 579-8844. $$

In House DJ Mix for the After Hours Crowd It’s assured to get you out of your seat & dancing 10pm until closing

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$$$→$40 and up

K→Kama’aina Discount

John Paul Fine Foods - Prepared dishes,

Milagros - South American cuisine with island

Ba-Le - French Vietnamese. Daily, 10 a.m.-9 p.m.

sandwiches and cheeses. M-F, 10 a.m.-7

influence. Daily, 8 a.m.-10 p.m. 3 Baldwin St.,

Lahaina Cannery Mall, 661-5566. $

p.m.; Sa, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. 81 Makawao Ave.,

Paia, 579-8755. $

Bamboo Bar & Grill - Vietnamese, Thai and sushi.

Pukalani, 572-7100.

Win fabulous food prizes


Moana Bakery & Cafe - Pacific Rim dining for

Daily, 11 a.m.-11 p.m. 505 Front St., Lahaina, 667-

Kimura Saimin Shop - Casual, simple,

vegetarians and meat eaters. Daily, 8 a.m.-9 p.m.

4051. $

affordable menu. M-Sa, 7 a.m.-2 p.m. 810

71 Baldwin Ave., Paia, 579-9999. $

Banyan Bistro - Meditteranean, eclectic. Daily,

Haiku Rd., Haiku Cannery, 575-5228. $ Kitada’s - Saimin, teriyaki beef, hamburger steak, tofu. M-Sa, 6:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. 3617

Pa`ia Fish Market - Fresh seafood take-out or sit

11:30 a.m.-8:30 p.m. Wharf Cinema Center,

down. Daily, 11 a.m.-9:30 p.m. 2A Baldwin Ave.,

Lahaina, 661-0348.

Paia, 579-8030. $

Banyan Tree - Pacific cuisine with a Hawaiian

Baldwin Ave., Makawao, 572-7241. $ Komoda Store and Bakery - Local bakery

Pauwela Cafe & Bakery - Healthy, low-fat deli cui-

twist. T-Sa, 5:30-9:30 p.m. Ritz Carlton Kapalua,

sine and daily fresh baked goods. M-Sa, 7 a.m.-2:30

665-7096. $$$

with mini-mini-mart. M-Tu and Th-F, 7 a.m.5 p.m.; Sa, 7 a.m.-2 p.m. 3674 Baldwin

Happy New Year from LAHAINA

Ave., Makawao, 572-7261. Kula Lodge & Restaurant - Family-style restaurant with sweeping views of the


Ring in the NEW YEAR with your friends at LAHAINA COOLERS

p.m.; Su 7 a.m.-1 p.m. 375 W. Kuiaha Rd., Haiku,

575-9242. $ Polli’s Mexican Restaurant - Mexican cantina. Daily,

BJ’s Chicago Pizzeria - Deep-dish specialty pizzas

p.m. Haleakala Highway, 878-1535. $

Italian American cuisine. Daily, 11 a.m.-10 p.m.

La Provence - French-style bistro and patis-

Corner of Old Haleakala Hwy and Aewa Pl., Pukalani,

serie. We-Su, 8:30 a.m.-9 p.m. 3158 Lower

572-8498. $

Kula Rd., 878-1313. $$

Stopwatch - Fish, steak, burgers. 1127 Makawao

sine. Daily, 11 a.m.-11 p.m. 839 Front St., Lahaina,

Ave.,. Makawao, 572-1380.

10 p.m.; F-Sa, 6 a.m.-12 a.m. 137 Hana Highway,

Vasi Gourmet - Cakes and pastries. M-Sa, 8 a.m.-9

6:15a.m.-10p.m. 810 Kokomo Rd., Haiku,

Makawao Steak House - American. Daily fish preparations and salad bar. Nightly, 5:30-

Wharf Cinema Center, Lahaina, 661–8141. $ K $ Veg Out - Vegan and vegetarian food, from Mexican, Italian and Far East influences. M-F,

579-8488. $$$

Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. - Southern foods with

Kokomo Rd., Haiku, 575-5320. $

“Forrest Gump” theme. Daily, 10:30 a.m.-12 a.m.

889 Front St., Lahaina, 661-3111. $$

Dickenson Square • 180 Dickenson St. • Lahaina

Canoes - Polynesian-American. Daily, 11 a.m.-


2:30 p.m. and 5-9 p.m. 1450 Front St., Lahaina,

Aloha Bento - 1036 Limahana Pl., G2, Lahaina, 661-

661-0937. $$


Captain Dave Fish & Chips - American. 126

Aloha Mixed Plate - Local. Daily, 10:30 a.m.-10

Lahainaluna Rd., Lahaina, 661-7888. $

has a bakery and deli. Daily, 8:30 a.m.-8:30

p.m. 1285 Front St., Lahaina, 661-3322. $

Castaway Cafe - Beachside America. Daily, 7:30

p.m. 49 Baldwin Ave, Paia, 579-8078. $

The Bakery - Freshly baked breads, pastries,

a.m.-9 p.m. Maui Kaanapali Villas & Resort, 661-

Maui’s Best Tamales & Local Food -

soup, sandwiches. M-F, 5:30 a.m.-1 p.m.; Sa, 5:30

9091. $

Mexican and local. 81 Makawao Ave.,

a.m.-12 p.m.; Su, 5:30-11 a.m. 991 Limahana Pl.,

Cheeseburger in Paradise - American. Daily, 8

Makawao, 573-2998.

Lahaina, 667-9062. $

a.m.-10 p.m. 811 Front St., Lahaina, 661-4855. $

Mana Foods - This natural food store also


Breakwall Cafe - Coffeehouse with snacks. Daily, 7 a.m.-2 p.m. 505 Front St., Lahaina, 661-7220. $

10:30-7:30 p.m.; Sa-Su, 11:30 a.m.-7:30 p.m. 810

favorite restaurant.” Daily, 11a.m.-2p.m. and 4:30-9:30 p.m. 799 Poho Pl., Kuau,

waterfalls and palm trees. Daily, 8 a.m.-9 p.m.

p.m. 810 Kokomo Rd., Haiku Marketplace, 575-9588.

8711. $$

Serving full menu ‘til MIDNITE

661-9491. $$ Blue Lagoon - Island cuisine, surrounded by

9 p.m. 3612 Baldwin Ave., Makawao, 572-

Mama’s Fish House - Fresh fish at “Maui’s

and homemade Pizookies. Daily, 11 a.m.-10 p.m.

730 Front St., 661-0700. $ Blu - Oceanfront dining featuring Mediterranean cui-

Livewire Cafe - Coffee and snacks. Su-Th, 6 a.m.-

575-9363. $

Keka’a Dr., Ka’anapali, 662-3210. $$ K

11 a.m.-10 p.m. 1202 Makawao Ave., 572-7808. $ Serpico's Pizzeria and Restaurant - Traditional

Lynne’s Cafe - Homestyle local food. Daily,

Specializing in

Northern Italian cuisine. Nightly, 5-9 p.m. 2780

island. W-Su, 7 a.m.-3 p.m. Pizza W-Su, 5-9

Paia, 579-6009. $

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$$$→$40 and up

K→Kama’aina Discount

Dollar amounts are based on dinner for two, not including beverages, tax & tip.

Chez Paul Restaurant - Fine dining French

Gaby’s Pizzeria - Casual Italian. Daily, 11 a.m.-12

Lahaina Coolers - Eclectic American with late night

Livewire Cafe - Gourmet desserts, coffee drinks,

cuisine. Sa-Su 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m.; Nightly

a.m. 505 Front St., Lahaina, 661-8112. $

menu. Daily, 8 a.m.-12 a.m. 180 Dickenson St.,

smoothies. Daily, 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. 612 Front St.,

5:30-9 p.m. 820 Olowalu Rd., Olowalu,

Gazebo Restaurant - Casual breakfast and lunch

Lahaina, 661-7082. $

Lahaina, 661-4213. $

Lahaina Fish Co. - Pacific Rim specialties prepared

Longhi’s - Elegant fine dining. Daily, 7:30 a.m.-10

661-3843. $$$ K

with oceanside setting. Daily, 7:30 a.m.-2 p.m.

China Boat - Mandarin Szechwan. M-Sa,

5315 Lower Honoapi’ilani Rd, Napili, 669-5621. $

11:30 a.m.-2 p.m.; Nightly, 5-10 p.m. 4474 L.

Gerard’s - Fine French dining. Nightly, 6-8:30 p.m.

with fresh island fish. Nightly, 5-10 p.m. 831 Front

p.m. 888 Front St., Lahaina, 667-2288. $$$

St., Lahaina, 661–3472. $$

MaLa - Oceanfront dining and organic whole grains cuisine. M-F, 11 a.m.-10 p.m.; Sa, 9 a.m.-10

Honoapiilani Road, 669-5089. $

by reservation. 174 Lahainaluna St., Lahaina, 661-

China Bowl - Asian cuisine. Daily, 10 a.m.-

8939. $$$

Lahaina Store Grille & Oyster Bar - Fresh

9 p.m. 2580 Kekaa St., Ka`anapali, 661-

Giovani’s Tomato Pie Ristorante - Fine Italian

seafood and steaks. Rooftop seating. Daily, 11

p.m.; Su, 9 a.m.-9 p.m. 1307 Front St., Lahaina,

0660. $

dining. Nightly, 5-9 p.m. 2291 Ka’anapali Pkwy.,

a.m.-10 p.m. 744 Front St., Lahaina, 661-9090. $$

667-9394. $$

Cilantro - Fresh Mexican Grill. M-Sa, 11

661-3160. $$

Leilani’s On The Beach - Pacific Rim cuisine

Mama’s Ribs & Rotisserie - Classic BBQ

a.m.-9 p.m.; Su, 11 a.m.-8 p.m. 170

Hard Rock Cafe - American food amongst rock ‘n

beachfront dining. Daily, 11 a.m.-11 p.m. 2435

options. Daily, 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Napili Plaza, 665-

Papalaua St., Lahaina, 667-5444. $

roll memorabilia. Daily, 10:30 a.m.-10 p.m. 900

Ka’anapali Pkwy., 661-4495. $$

6262. $

CJ’s Deli & Diner - Comfort food. Daily, 7

Front St., Lahaina, 667-7400. $

a.m.-8 p.m. 2580 Keka’a Dr., Fairway

Hawaiian Village Coffee - Old Hawaiian-style

Shops, Ka’anapali, 667-0968. $

coffeehouse. Daily, 5:30 a.m.-6 p.m.

Coconut Grove - Steak, seafood and other

Honoapi’ilani Hwy., 665-1114. $

island favorites. Nightly, 5:30-9 p.m. 1312

Hecocks - Italian restaurant and cocktail lounge

Front Street, Lahaina, 661-5648.

oceanside. Daily, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. and 5:30-9 p.m.

The Coffee Store - Coffee shop. Daily, 6 a.m.6 p.m. Napili Plaza, 669-4170. $ Cold Stone Creamery - Make up your own ice cream flavor and watch them create. Daily,


505 Front St., Lahaina, 661-8810. $$ K House of Saimin - Ono homemade saimin, chicken sticks, and haupia pie. Old Lahaina Center, 667-

7572. $

10 a.m.-10 p.m. 900 Front St Bld. B5, Lahaina,

Hula Grill - Barefoot bar and beachside dining,

667-2744. $

1940s-style. Daily, 10:30a.m-11p.m Whaler’s

Comercial Mexicana Store - Authentic

Village, Ka’anapali, 667-6636. $$

Mexican food. Daily, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. 840

i`o - Pacific Rim cuisine among awesome sunset

Wainee St., Lahaina, 661-6193. $

views. Daily, 5:30-10 p.m. 505 Front St., Lahaina,

Compadres Bar & Grill - Western cooking

661-8422. $$$

with a Mexican accent. Daily, 8 a.m.-10

Jack’s Terrace Restaurant & Bar - Breakfast,

p.m. Lahaina Cannery Mall, 661-7189. $

burgers, sandwiches, muchies, steak, seafood,

Cool Cat Cafe - 1950s-style dinner. Daily, 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Wharf Cinema, Lahaina,

667-0908. $ K

pasta and stir fry. Daily, 7 a.m.-11 p.m. 843

Waine’e St, Lahaina, 667-9616. $ Java Jazz/Soup Nutz - Coffee bar and cafe. MSa, 6 a.m.-9 p.m.; Su, 6 a.m.-5 p.m. 3350 Lower

Curry-In-A-Hurry - Vegetarian curry dishes.

Honoapi’ilani Rd., Honokowai, 667-0787. $

Tu-Sa, 11:30 a.m.-7:30 p.m. 840 Wainee St.,

Lahaina Square, 661-4370. $

Jonny’s Burger Joint - American-Mexican. Daily, 11:30 a.m.-12 a.m. 2395 Honoapi’ilani Hwy.,

David Paul’s Lahaina Grill - Fine Pacific Rim

Ka’anapali, 661-4500. $

cuisine in the intimate dining room. Nightly from 6 p.m. 127 Lahainaluna, Lahaina, 667-

5117. $$$ K

Kahana Sands Restaurant - American. Daily, 7:30 a.m.-9 p.m. 4299 Lower Honoapiilani Hwy,

Kahana, 669-5000. $ Dollie’s Pub & Cafe - Pizza and full bar. Daily, 11 a.m. to 12 a.m. 4310 L.

Honoapi’ilani Hwy., Kahana Manor Shops, 669-0266. $ E & O Trading Co. - Southeast Asian Grill. Tu-Su, 4-10 p.m. Lahaina Cannery Mall,

667-1818. $$

Kahuna Kabobs - Soups, brown rice, veggies and kabobs.






Marketplace, 661-9999. $ K Kimo’s - Fresh fish, prime rib and their famous Hula Pie. Daily, 11 a.m.-10:30 p.m. 845 Front St.,

Lahaina, 661-4811. $$ Kobe - Japanese Steak House and Oku’s Sushi

Feast At Lele - Luau. Nightly check-in: 6 p.m. 505 Front St., Lahaina, 667-5353. $$$ Fish Market - Fresh Fish. Daily, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. 3600 L.Honoapi’ilani Rd., Honokawai.

Crostini of American Sturgeon Caviar Micro Shiso Salad & Avocado Vinaigrette Greg’s Butternut Squash Soup Roasted Kona Lobster or Seared Ahi Sashimi Flatbread Edamame Puree, Olowalu Tomatoes & Villa Manodori Balsamico Grilled Lamb Carpaccio Endive Salad & Winter Truffle Vinaigrette or Roasted Beet Salad Surfing Goat Cheese Croquette & Fennel Vinaigrette Seared Hudson Valley Foie Gras Braised Pork Belly & Big Island Figs Supplemental Charge $10.00 Wok Fried Opakapaka Ginger Garlic Black Bean Sauce, Yukon Gold Potato Puree, Shitake Mushrooms & Snap Peas or Grilled Filet Mignon Roasted Winter Vegetables & Toasted Walnut Pesto The World Famous Caramel Miranda Mac Nut Brittle Ice Cream, Fruit & House Made Caramel Sauce or Chocolate Semi Freddo Balsamic & Olive Oil Powdered malasadas or Dragon Fruit Sorbet Fresh Fruit Prix Fixe $100.00

Bar. Daily, 11 a.m.-11 p.m. 136 Dickenson St.,

Lahaina, 667-5555. $$ L&L Drive In - Local. Daily, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Lahaina

Cannery mall. 1221 Honoap’ilani Rd. 661-9888.

Executive Chef Gregory Denton Sous Chef Ben Klein General Manger Lisa Chappel Owners Mark & Judy Ellman

667-9394 • Oceanfront Dining at 1307 Front Street (Across from Lahaina Cannery Mall)

661-9888. $


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$$$→$40 and up

K→Kama’aina Discount

Dollar amounts are based on dinner for two, not including beverages, tax & tip.

Maui Brewing Co. - Fresh fish and kiawe

Okazuya Deli - Japanese plate lunch. Daily, 10 a.m.-

Plantation House - Hawaiian-Mediterranean cui-

Sunrise Cafe - Casual and cozy outdoor lanai, serv-

rotisserie meats. Daily, 11 a.m.-12:30 a.m.

2:30 p.m. and 4:30-9 p.m. 3600 Lower Honoapiilani

sine. Daily, breakfast/lunch 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Nightly

ing American. Daily, 6 a.m.-4 p.m. 693 Front St.,

4405 Honoapiilani Hwy #217, Lahaina, 669-

Hwy., Honokowai, 665-0512. $

from 6 p.m. Lounge stays open for duration. 2000

Lahaina, 661-8558. $

3474. $$

Old Lahaina Luau - It’s a luau. Nightly at 5:45

Plantation Club Dr., Kapalua, 669-6299. $

Terrace Restaurant - Breakfast. Daily, 6:30-11

Maui’s Own Ice Cream Parlor - Enough

p.m. 1251 Front St., Lahaina, 661-4300. $$

Quizno’s Subs - Toasted subs. Daily, 10 a.m.-8 p.m.

a.m. Ritz Carlton, Kapalua, 669-6200. $$$

said. Daily, 11 a.m.-10 p.m. 900 Front St,

Ono’s Surf Bar & Grill - Hawaiian style. Daily,

170 Papalaua St., Lahaina Mall, 667-5111. $

Thai Chef - Thai food with curry, Pad Thai, sum-

Lahaina, 667-2663. $

6:30 a.m.-10 p.m. The Westin Maui, Ka’anapali,

Maui Sushi - Full sushi bar inside Bamboo

667-2525. $

Bar and Grill. Nightly, 5-11 p.m. 505 Front

Outback Steak House - Americanized Australian

St, Lahaina. 281-2775. $

steak house. Nightly, 4-10 p.m. 4405 Honoapi’ilani

Maui Tacos - Casual Mexican. M-Sa, 9 a.m.9 p.m.; Su, 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Lahaina Square,

661-8883; Napili Square, 665-0222. $ Mercado - Latino/Mexican market. M-F, 8 a.m.5:30 p.m. 3636 L. Honoapi’ilani Hwy.,

Honokowai, 665-5900. $

Hwy., Kahana, 665-1822. $$ Pacific’O - Elegant oceanfront contemporary

Reilley’s - Gourmet steaks and seafood. Nightly

mer rolls and more. M-F, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.; Nightly

from 5:30 p.m. 4405 Honoapi`ilani Hwy., Kahana,

from 5 p.m. Old Lahaina Center, 667-2814. $

667-7477. $$$

Tiki Terrace Restaurant - Seafood specialties,

Roy’s Bar & Grill - Hawaiian fusion entrees in an

steaks and Hawaiian cuisine. Su, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.;

upbeat atmosphere. Nightly, 5:30-10 p.m. 4405

Nightly 6-9 p.m. 2525 Kaanapali Pkwy, Kaanapali,

Honoapi’ilani Hwy., Kahana, 669-6999. $$$

661-0011. $$

Rusty Harpoon Restaurant & Tavern -

Tropica - Steaks and fresh fish. Nightly, 5:30-9:30

American. Daily, 8 a.m.-2 a.m. Whalers Village,

p.m. Westin Ka’anapali, 667-2525. $$

Ka’anapali, 661-3123. $$

Vino - Comfort and contemporary cuisine. Nightly

Ruth’s Chris Steak House - USDA prime steak and

from 5:30 p.m. Village Course Clubhouse, Kapalua,

Pacific cuisine. Daily, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. and 5:30-10 p.m. 505 Front St., Lahaina, 667-4341. $$$ Pad Thai - Thai, local. Daily, 9 a.m.-9 p.m. 658

Front St., Lahaina, 661-1971. $

Michael Anthony’s Pizza - Gourmet pizza delivery from Lahaina to Kapalua. Nightly, 5 p.m.-close. 669-7499. $$

Penne Pasta - Mark Ellman’s Italian bistro. M-F, 11

fine wines. Nightly, 5-10 p.m. 900 Front St., Lahaina,

661-8466. $$$

661-8815. $$$

Vinny’s Pizza - Authentic New York style pizza, cal-

Sansei Seafood Restaurant & Sushi Bar -

zones and heros. Daily, 11 a.m.-10 p.m. 840 Wainee

Japanese, Island. Nightly, 5:30-10 p.m. Sushi and

St., Lahaina Square, 661-6773. $

pupus only Th-F, 10 p.m.-1 a.m. 600 Office Rd.,

Zuihao - Chinese cuisine. Daily from 5 p.m. 900

Kapalua Resort, 669-6286. $$ K

Front St., Lahaina, 667-9020.

sine. Daily, 10:30 a.m.-9:30 p.m. 658 Front St.,

Sea House Restaurant - Pacific-Rim, eclectic.

Zushi - Japanese take-out. M-Sa, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.

Wharf Cinema Center, 661-6628. $

Daily, 8-10:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. and

and 5-8:30 p.m. 811 Front St., Lahaina, 667-5142.

a.m.-9:30.; Sa-Su, 5-9:30 p.m. 180 Dickenson St.,

Lahaina, 661-6633. $

Moose McGillycuddy’s - American, bar. Daily, 7:30 a.m.-1:30 a.m. 844 Front St.,

Pho Mai Vietnamese Cuisine - M-Sa, 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Lahaina Center (near Hilo Hattie’s parking),

Lahaina, 667-7758. $

Lahaina, 667-5809. $ Mr. Sub - Subs, salads, soups. M-Sa, 9 a.m.9 p.m.; Su, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. 129 Lahainaluna

Rd., Lahaina, 667-5683. $ Mulligan’s at the Wharf - Authentic Irish

Pho Saigon 808 - Vietnamese and vegetarian cui-

5:30-9 p.m. 5900 Lwr. Honoapi`ilani Hwy., Napili,

pub. Daily, 7 a.m.-2 a.m. Wharf Cinema

Pioneer Inn - Eclectic Island cuisine. Daily, 7

Center, Lahaina, 661-8881. $$

a.m.-10 p.m. 659 Wharf St., Lahaina, 661-3636. $

669-1500. $$

Nachos Grande - Mexican. Daily, 9 a.m.-10

Pineapple Grill - Asian Pacific cuisine. Daily, 8a.m.-

Smoke House - BBQ, American. Daily, 11:30

p.m. Honokowai Marketplace, 662-0890. $

10p.m. 200 Kapalua Dr., Kapalua, 669-9600. $$$

Nagasako Okazu-ya - Local deli. Daily, 7

a.m.-10 p.m. 927 Wainee St., Lahaina, 667-7005.

Pipeline Pizza - Fast food. Su-Th, 8 a.m.-9:30 p.m.;


a.m.-10 p.m. Old Lahaina Center, Lahaina,

F-Sa, 8 a.m.-10 p.m. 126 Lahainaluna Rd., Lahaina,

Spats Trattoria - Italian. Nightly, 6-9:30 p.m.

661-0985. $

661-7888. $

Hyatt Regency, Ka’anapali, 667-4727. $$$

Pizza Paradiso - Award-winning pasta dishes, sal-

Sports Club Kahana Grill - Healthy deli. M-F, 5-11

Nalu Sunset Bar & Sushi - Japanese. Nightly,




Ka’anapali, 667-1200 ext. 51. $$


ads and Greek gyros. Daily, 11 a.m.-10 p.m.

p.m.; Sa-Su, 6-10 p.m. 4327 Lwr. Honoapi`ilani Rd.,

Honokowai Marketplace, 667-2929. $

Kahana, 669-3539. $$

Happy Hour Menu Served from 3:30pm to 5:00pm in the Bar & Lounge Area Only

For corrections or to get your listing in this section, please fax 244-0446

Happy Hour Drinks

Blackened Ahi . . . . . . . . . . . . .12.00

Homestyle New American Comfort Food

Air Conditioned Smoke Free Bar TV’s • Pool Tables • $2 Beer • $4 Glass of Wine

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Beer $2

Mango Wings . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6.00

Bud, Bud Light, Coors Light, Heineken Light

Quesadilla . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5.00 Add Chicken . . . . . . . . . . . .6.50 Chicken Fingers . . . . . . . . . . . .4.50

French Fries . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3.50 Chips & Salsa . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3.50

Dinner Served 5pm - 10pm Full Bar

Ceasar Salad . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4.50 Add Chicken . . . . . . . . . . . .6.00

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Wine $4 Mondavi Cabernet & Chardonnay

Onion Rings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4.50

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Shrimp Cocktail . . . . . . . . . . . .9.00

Chicken Chili Cup . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2.95 Bowl . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3.95

Tropicals $5 Mai Tais & Margaritas

Well Drinks $4 Smirnoff, Cruzan, Gordon’s, Dewars, Margaritaville

Green on the Greens PHOTO: PIETRO ORTIZ

Monday-Sunday (Jan. 1-7) in Kapalua [GOLF] The New Year is almost here, which means two things: One, it might not be a bad idea to load up on fitness club stock; and two, the MercedesBenz Championship is back! The PGA will kick off its 2007 season at Kapalua’s Plantation Course on Monday and Tuesday (Jan. 1-2) with professional practice rounds, followed by the event’s annual pro-am tournament on Wednesday (Jan. 3). Keep an ear out for Samuel L.—(WAS THAT A GOOD SHOT? DID YOU LIKE THAT SHOT? ARE YOU TIRED OF THESE M!&!%!!ING SHOTS ON THIS M!&!%!!ING COURSE, M!&!%!!ER?)—Jackson with local celebrity and ESPN personality, Chris (Boomer) Berman. The Championship will commence on Thursday (Jan. 4), and Stuart Appleby should be receiving the trophy, a new $100,000 Mercedes, and the over-$1 million dollar cash prize on Sunday (Jan. 7). Appleby, an unfairly handsome Australian (sorry, ladies, he’s married) has won the last three Mercedes Championships. His main competition is expected to be Tiger Woods, who I’m sure everyone in Maui’s service industry will be excited to see again. Woods made more than $90 million dollars in winnings and endorsements last year, and from what I’ve heard, has allegedly not been committed to share much of it in the form of tips. I’m sure many service providers will be rooting for him anyway, hoping that extra million will stimulate a sense of compassion and generosity. Of course, I’ll be rooting for Corey—Pavin, that is—the coolest-named man in golf. All hail Corey! For more info, visit [COREY NIELSEN]


DECEMBER 28, 2006


ThIS WEEK’S PICKS by Samantha Campos

Clean, Funny and Evil

Word Working It

Thursday (Dec. 28), 7 p.m. at Castle Theater

Friday (Dec. 29), 6:30-9 p.m. at Hapa’s Nightclub

[COMEDY] Wanye Brady has many different styles of humor. The one he is probably best known for is the improvisational, family-friendly variety, such as on Who’s Line Is It Anyway? If you’ve seen the show, you know witty Brady can be on the spot. Even more witty are the impromptu songs he comes up with. I’m surprised he hasn’t released an album, as in he can actually sing. But with that show being so G-rated, it became an easy target from another show—the Dave Chappelle Show. After a slander from a previous episode, Brady clears up any misconceptions by portraying himself as a gun-toting, drug-pushing, cop-killing pimp in a skit on Chappelle’s show. He can play the clean, funny guy and the evil one with the same ease. Castle Theater is at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center. Tickets: $35-$55. Call 242-7469. [KEITH BENEDICT]


[SLAM POETRY] Slam Master D is hosting MauiSlam, Maui’s only spoken word competition. Slam poetry contests are gaining popularity across the nation. In a typical slam, participants are judged by selected audience members, and/or the general audience. Poets are scored on the content of their work and also how well they perform the piece. Needless to say, a contestant will do a lot better if they can work a crowd. What makes this art form competition even more challenging is that the poets can’t use props or instruments. A $100 cash prize will be given to the winner of this MauiSlam. Those under 21 are welcome also, as long as they’re with a parent and ordering food. The sign up starts at 6:30 p.m. and the contest begins at 7. A DJ will be spinning before the show, and throughout the evening. Call Slam Master D at 244-9091 for more info. Cover: $5. [KB]

➤➤➤➤➤ FRIDAY ➤➤➤➤➤ SATURDAY ➤➤➤➤➤ SUN

Rock in the New Year at the at the

Special Guest DJ, Champagne Toast, Balloon Drop & Party Favors! Sunday, December 31 900 900 Front Front St. St. • • 667-7400 667-7400 • • Lahaina Lahaina 24

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Maxine Hong Kingston Live! Friday (Dec. 29), 7 p.m. at The Studio Maui in Haiku [READING] Poet, essayist and anti-war activist Maxine Hong Kingston is a big deal. In 1997 President Bill Clinton gave her the National Humanities Medal, which is actually pretty tough to get. Anyway, she’s going to be on Maui live and in person to read from her new collection Veterans of War, Veterans of Peace. What, didn’t know she was a big anti-war activist, too? In 2003 as this nation got ready to invade and occupy Iraq she got arrested at the White House with a bunch of other Code Pink agitators. A few local vets, including Bill Stroud of Vietnam Vets of Maui, will be there as well. As will Poet Laureate W.S. Merwin. All in all, a really big show for the culture crowd. Suggested donation at the door is $10, but they’re not going to turn anybody away if you’re poor or something. The Studio Maui is located in the Haiku Marketplace at 810 Haiku Rd. For more information call 575-9390. [ANTHONY PIGNATARO]


Happy New Year! Sunday (Dec. 31), 7 p.m.-1 a.m. at The Studio Maui [FAMILY-FRIENDLY PARTY] Many of you will be ringing in the New Year with bucketfuls of champagne and chicken wings at some lucky tavern or house party (please treat your designated drivers well!), while others will choose their own couch and longtime friend Dick (as in Clark). But there is an upcountry alternative, people (well, isn’t there always?): The Studio Maui’s New Year’s Celebration with much live music by Tina Malia (pictured right), Sasha Butterfly, Freedom, Lei`ohu Ryder and DJs Plush and Kidd, plus gourmet vegetarian Indian feast ($15 in advance), two dance music stages and a special multi-cultural ceremony at midnight—‘cause that’s how they roll in Haiku, y’all! Tickets: $40 in advance, $55 at door; $20 teens, keiki free—buy online at or at Mandala Ethnic Arts in Paia and Studio Maui in Haiku. For info, visit online or call (808) 575-9390.







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Call of Duty Clint Eastwood creates pure cinematic poetry Flags of Our Fathers and Letters From Iwo Jima are opposite sides of the same currency that form an inseparable epic narrative correlating to the deeply personal experiences of soldiers on both sides of the Japanese/American fight during World War II. By putting Letters in Japanese with English subtitles, Eastwood contains the reflexive energy and sincerity of second-generation Japanese-American Iris Yamashita’s convincing debut script.

Letters From Iwo Jima

★★★★★ Rated R/141 mins.

Yamashita uses a literary conceit that the story-within-the-story is informed by the discovery of a bag of letters buried on Iwo Jima by Japanese soldiers. Clint Eastwood’s inspiration for the film came from a book of letters (Picture Letters From Commander In Chief) written by General Tadamichi Kuribayashi to his family during the 1920’s and ‘30s when he lived in the U.S. serving as an envoy. General Kuribayashi was later sent to take over command of battle preparations on the volcanic island of Iwo

Jima where the Japanese government sent their forces with the caveat that they would not come back. Eastwood has made the point that “this is not something you could tell an American [soldier] with a straight face.” The director emphasizes the attitudes and fears of the Japanese soldiers fighting against terrible odds for a death that will fulfill their duty. Ken Watanabe (Memoirs of a Geisha) moors the story as General Tadamichi Kuribayashi whose generous empathy for his men and impromptu defense strategy transforms a predicted five-day battle into a 40-day clash. Watanabe is a master of poignancy, and the aristocratic focus of his gaze supports the loyalty he inspires in his soldiers who dig more than 18 miles of tunnels, 5,000 caves and untold numbers of pillboxes in the island’s black sand. Visually, the movie seems darker even than the monochromatic blue/gray color design used in Flags of Our Fathers. The limited color palette has a hypnotic effect of drawing the viewer into the gloomy mindset of the same soldiers that we rooted against while watching Flags. The moodiness of the visuals serves to restrain the potentially numbing effect of the often-traumatic violence onscreen. In one of Eastwood’s most effective use of staging, a battalion of exhausted soldiers hides in a tunnel beneath the defeated ground of Mount Suribachi. Sworn to defend the region to their deaths, the soldiers begin, one by one, pulling the pins from their grenades and hitting the bomb against their helmets before blowing


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Who said he wasn’t going to reenlist? themselves up. It’s a surreal scene, and one that might prove unwatchable were it not for the desaturated color that lends a filter of distance from the sad reality of men joining in shared suicides. Eastwood performed the year’s most ambitious and original cinematic feat in making a pair of companion films about the significance of the battle at Iwo Jima and the ways in which the Japanese and American governments treated that pivotal engagement. The films are masterpieces of modern cinema, filled with cinematic poetry of bright, medium and dark images, that express Clint Eastwood’s talent as a director to work on a large-scale narrative.

These are not perfect movies by any means. They are films that you are lucky to watch once in your life on big screens, before digesting them as artistic representations of a battle that has often been misrepresented. There is truth in these movies, but Eastwood isn’t interested in sanctifying veracity for its own sake. He wants us to recognize the moral fabric that we all share regardless of our loyalities. He wants equality. Letters from Iwo Jima screens Sat., Dec. 30 at 5 p.m. at the MACC’s Castle Theater as part of the FirstLight film festival. MTW



Maui Film Festival’s FirstLight`

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Now Showing

Maui Mall, 249-2222 (Showtimes) = Matinee Apocalypto - R - Th-F, M-W (1, 3:15, 3:55), 7, 9:15, 9:55, Sa-Su (1, 3:15), 3:55, 7, 9:15, 9:55 Blood Diamond - Th-W (12:25, 3:25), 6:30, 9:30 Dream Girls - PG13 - Th-F, M-W (12:40, 1), 3:50, 4, 6:45, 7:05, 9:45, 10, Sa-Su (12:40, 1), 3:50, 4, 6:45, 7:05, 9:45, 10. Happy Feet - PG - Th-F, M-W (12:10, 2:35, 5:05), 7:35, 10, Sa-Su (12:10, 2:35), 5:05, 7:35, 10 Holiday - PG13 - Th-F, M-W (12:45, 3:40), 6:35, 9:30, Sa -Su (12:45), 3:40, 6:35, 9:30 Nativity Story - PG - Th-W (12:50), 6:40 Night at the Museum - PG - Th-F, M-W (12:30, 1:30, 2:15, 3:30, 4:10, 4:50), 6:25, 6:55, 7:25, 9, 9:25, 9:55, Sa-Su (12:30, 1:30, 2:15, 3:30), 4:10, 4:50, 6:25, 6:55, 7:25, 9, 9:25, 9:55 Rocky Balboa - PG - Th-F, M-W (12, 12:15, 2:20, 2:40, 4:45, 5), 7:10, 7:30, 9:35, 9:50, Sa-Su (12, 12:15,2:20,2:40),4:45,5,7:10,7:30,9:35,9:50

APOCALYPTO - (R) - Action, Adventure Why go see a picture with a cast of unknowns speaking dialogue in ancient Mayan? Because the director is Mel “Are you a Jew?” Gibson, that’s why! Praise Jesus! 138 min. (Anthony Pignataro) BLACK CHRISTMAS - (R) - Horror - A cast of no names attempts to make this slasher this time around. Good luck with that. 84

min. (Keith Benedict) BLOOD DIAMOND - (R) - Drama, Thriller Leo DiCaprio horrifies... with his fake accent! Ha! Oh, anyways, 1970’s Sierra Leone is in chaos, a man finds a diamond and it gets him into sticky situations. 138

min. (Heidi King) CHARLOTTE’S WEB - (G) - Kids, Family Adapted from the same story you that was read to you in grade school. This incarnation


plot, which bombed in 1974, a moneymaker

This is what you get for doing Starsky & Hutch


includes the voices of Julia Roberts and Oprah, among others. 110 min. (KB)

Hmm... sound familiar, Beyonce? Also stars

ciated with the production, won’t skimp on the

DREAM GIRLS - (PG13) - Drama - Beyonce

Jamie Fox and Eddie Murphy. 130 min. (HK)

gruesome, naughty stuff we’ve done through the

Knowles stars as one of three girls in a

ERAGON - (PG) - Fantasy, Adventure - A farm boy,

years. Stars Matt Damon, Angelina Jolie and

musical group that slowly rise to the top in

a dragon’s egg, a mythic journey. Medieval Star

Robert De Niro, who also directs. 168 min. (AP)

the 1960’s by spotlighting the most attrac-

Wars or Lord of the Rings knockoff? 99 min.

THE HOLIDAY - (PG13) - Comedy, Romance -

tive of the girls then boosting only her.

(Samantha Campos)

Kate Winslet and Cameron Diaz both need to get

NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM - (PG) - Comedy - Larry

away. They end up trading houses (one in L.A.,

Daley (Ben Stiller), is a nice guy security guard at at

one in London), and cute, cuddly stuff happens

museum. Strange and humorous things come to

when they meet new men. Aww. 136 min. (HK)

life at night while on his watch. 108 min. (KB)

THE NATIVITY STORY - (PG) - Drama, Religion -

ROCKY BALBOA - (PG) - Sports, Drama, Insult -

Hallelujah, praise the Lawd! Tis the season of

In this, the sixth Rocky installment, our hero

commerce, and Christ’s supposed birth. This film

Rocky (still Sylvester Stallone) has grown old and

depicts Mary and Joseph’s journey from

haggard, but decides to take on the current box-

Nazareth to Bethlehem to witness the birth of

ing champ because a video game told him he’d

Jesus. 115 min. (KB)


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win. 102 min. (AP)


THE GOOD SHEPHERD - (R) - Drama - The story

Drama - Will Smith stars in this based-on-a-true-

of the founding of the Central Intelligence

story about a Dad and his five-year-old-son who

Agency, which given the number of liberals asso-

have to live in a subway bathroom while he tries to better their lives by becoming a stock broker.

118 min. (HK) WE ARE MARSHALL - (PG) - Drama, Sports - A

Family favorite! Amazing feats - balance & skill!

true story based on the love of football set in


Huntington, West Virginia. I’ll bet Matthew McConaughey can make this predictable plot

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Queen Ka’ahumanu Shopping Center, 875-4910 Black Christmas - R - Th-W (12:15, 2:30), 5, 7:15, 9:30 Charlotte’s Web - G - Th-W (12, 2:20), 4:45, 7:05, 9:25 Eragon - PG - Th-W (12:20, 2:40), 5:10, 7:35, 9:55 Good Shepherd - PG13 - Th-W (12:05, 3:35), 7:20 Pursuit of Happyness - PG13 - Th-W (12:50, 3:45),7, 9:45 We Are Marshall - PG - Th-W, (12:30, 3:25), 6:25, 9:35

KUKUI MALL 1819 South Kihei Road, 875-4910 Apocalypto - R - Th-Sa, M-W (12:15, 3:15), 6:30, 9:30, Su (12:15, 3:15), 7:15 Charlotte’s Web - G - Th-Sa, M-W (12:45, 3:05), 6:45,9 Su (12:45, 3:05), 7:30 Good Shepherd - PG13 - Th-Sa, M-W (12, 3:45), 7:30, Su (12, 3:30), 7 Night at the Museum - PG13 - Th-Sa, M-W (12:30, 3:30), 7, 9:20, Su (12:30, 3:45), 7:30

FRONT STREET THEATRE 900 Front St., Lahaina, 249-2222 Charlotte’s Web - G - Th-F, M-W, (1:45, 4:45), 7:30, 9:45, Sa-Su (1:45), 4:45, 7:30, 9:45 Holiday - PG13 - Th-F, Tu-W (1, 3:45),6:30, 9:15, Sa -Su (1), 3:45,6:30, 9:15 Night at the Museum - Th-F, M-W (1:30, 4:30), 7:10, 9:40, Sa-Su (1:30), 4:30, 7:10, 9:40 Rocky Balboa - PG- Th-F, M-W (1:15, 4), 7, 9:30, Sa-Su (1:15), 4, 7, 9:30

WHARF CINEMA CENTER 658 Front St., Lahaina, 667-7865 Apocalypto - R - Th-F, Tu-W (3:30),9:30, Sa 3:30, 9:30, Su 3:30 Blood Diamond - Th-W (12:30), 6:30 Eragon - PG - Th-F, Tu-W (1:30, 4), 7, 9:45, Sa (11, 1:30, 4), 7, 9:45, Su (11, 1:30), 4, 7 We Are Marshall - Th-F, Tu-W (12:30, 3:45), 6:45, 9:35, Sa (12:30), 3:45, 6:45, 9:35, Su (12:30), 3:45, 6:45

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‘Antiques of the Future’

Steve Turnbull, “Duet,” Monkeypod

Woodwork is not just rich people’s furniture anymore It’s judicious positioning to have placed Tom Calhoun’s hall table by the front entrance of “Inspired Hands 2006.” The Hui No`eau’s latest exhibit is a demonstration of the breadth of fine woodwork currently being produced by Maui Woodworker’s Guild.

Inspired Hands 2006 Now through Jan. 14, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily at Hui No`eau. Free admission.

(below) Mats Fogelvik, Tom Calhoun, and Steve Hynson, standing next to “Winged Venus,” Koa Wood, by Arthur Dennis Williams

Calhoun’s “Out of the Box Into the Stream” multi-wood combination of functional and sublime is as much furniture as it is sculpture. The award-winning woodworker has created a unique and modern table of koa, mango, monkeypod, silver oak, holly, avocado burl and milo. While the table’s legs are all intricate inlay and clean lines, the tabletop juxtaposes their severity with freeform slabs of wood that have been sanded and finished to the effect of polished stone, then fitted together like puzzle pieces. It took Calhoun three 40-hour weeks to finish. And it comes with a $10,000 price tag. “If you had to pay the car guy to fix your car and it took him three weeks to do it,” Calhoun told me. “Think about how much it would cost.” Although the market for woodwork on Maui is small, many woodworkers have created niches for themselves, with half of

any art or handmade furniture pieces ultimately exported to the mainland. Calhoun has had his own shop for 19 years—20, this March—and said the kind of work he does varies from year to year. “Anywhere from one-third to two-thirds will be art-commissioned pieces,” he said. “And the rest is custom cabinetry and whatever pays the bills. You have more fun doing things from your imagination but it’s a lot of work. My tendency is to go overboard [for exhibits].” Calhoun points to a Dennis Holzer sculpture titled “Alive and Well.” Made of koa and milo woods with a granite base, it depicts an ocean-inspired scene with a sea turtle mid-stroke, swimming out of a cluster of coral teeming with life. Priced at $6,500, it sold the first night. “I’m sick of marine art,” Calhoun said. “I was born and raised here. And if anyone asks me to make a whale’s tale table, I’ll send ‘em somewhere else. But this,” Calhoun said as he walked slowly around the sculpture, nodding approvingly, “looks like a real turtle.” Another Holzer sculpture, “Warm Breeze,” with a tag for $3,200, is a large piece of curvaceous hau wood with the center portion carved to resemble a woman’s serene face. It sold the second night of the exhibit. “A lot of this work just goes into people’s homes,” Mats Fogelvik, president and cofounder of Maui’s Woodworkers Guild, said. “But here’s a chance to see it.” The Guild began six years ago, and now has 40 members—22 of whom are on exhibit. This is their third show. “Most woodworkers I know are selftaught,” Fogelvik said. “When I came here, I had to learn about Hawaiian woods. Wood moves and has different moisture. You have to know the basic rules of wood and its movements, or it will crack and fade eventually.”

Tom Calhoun Hall Table, “Out of the Box Into the Stream”


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Dennis Holzer, “Warm Breeze,” Hau Wood

“Half of being a woodworker, besides knowing how to do things,” said woodworker Steve Hynson, “is knowing how to fix things.” “It’s one part good engineering and one part good design—there has to be a balance,” Fogelvik said. “You have to be precise. Sculpture is more forgiving but joinery is complicated. It takes time.” Like many of the woodworkers at the exhibit, Fogelvik was commissioned to make a dresser so he already had a jig set up. From it, he made another more elaborate dresser to display, one with koa veneers, ebony and holly inlays, and selfclosing drawers. This is also a way for woodworkers to keep the cost down. “A lot of people order Shaker-style furniture,” Calhoun said. “For most people they’d be surprised what they’re seeing in a show like this—the high-end. Nice koa like this is $50 to $60 a board foot. We have our ways to keep things affordable. A simple coffee table made out of inexpensive hardwoods could be $2,000. But if you go into a commercial store, you’re paying a thousand anyway.” Walking through a nearby exhibit room, Fogelvik and I saw Peter Naramore’s large oval dining table. It’s a stunning and massive construct of koa and maple with holly inlay. The price is stunning, as well: $42,500. “These are our antiques of the future,” Hynson said, smiling. “Or so we tell ourselves.” “So we hope,” Fogelvik said. The Hui No`eau Visual Arts Center is located at 2841 Baldwin Ave., Makawao, 572-6560 or visit For more info on Maui Woodworkers, visit MTW



First Light This week’s lineup at the Castle Theater THURSDAY, DECEMBER 28 No films today.

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 29 2 p.m. The Painted Veil (PG-13/128 min.) Drama/Romance. Edward Norton and Naomi Watts play a young English couple in the 1920’s who marry a tad too quickly, then move to Hong Kong, where bad things happen that spur them onto a dangerous quest into China. Sounds like my last vacation. (AP) 5 p.m. Little Children (R/130 min.) Drama/Crime/Romance. Kate Winslet and Jennifer Connelly star in this look at outwardly perfect suburban families who lead radically imperfect lives. (AP) 7:30 p.m. The History Boys (R/104 min.) Drama/Comedy. A bunch of unruly yet clever British high school kids prepare for the unruly yet clever admissions process into Oxford and Cambridge. (AP) 9:30 p.m. Hollywoodland (R/126 min.) Drama. A somewhat fictionalized look at the rather strange life and mysterious, still-unsolved death of Superman TV star George Reeves, played by Ben Affleck, who’s actually better at it than you might think. (AP)

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 30 12 p.m. An Inconvenient Truth (PG/100 min.) Documentary/Horror. Al Gore shows us incontrovertible evidence that unless we start seriously paying attention to global environmental degradation, we’re doomed. (AP) 2 p.m. 10 Items or Less (R/82 min.) Comedy/Drama. A movie star doing research (Morgan Freeman) and a supermarket clerk (Paz Vega) strike up an unlikely but rewarding friendship in Los Angeles. (SC)

5 p.m. Letters from Iwo Jima (R/141 min.) Drama/War. Clint Eastwood’s companion piece to Flags of our Fathers tells the story of real life Japanese soldiers who fight and die during the horrendously bloody battle for Iwo Jima during World War II. (AP) 7:30 p.m. Miss Potter (PG/92 min.) Drama/Family. A sweet biopic about children’s author and illustrator Beatrix Potter, starring Renee Zellweger, Ewan McGregor and Emily Watson. (SC) 9:30 p.m. The Dead Girl (R/98 min.) Drama/Mystery. The lives of six women intersect from the death of one young girl, starring Toni Collette, Brittany Murphy and Marcia Gay Harden. (SC)

The Dead Girl

proving father, until the dog earns his keep by protecting the family. (SC) 7:30 p.m. Venus (R/90 min.) Comedy. A couple of grizzled thespians (including Peter O’Toole) enlighten the life of a brash young teenage girl. Or is it the other way around? (SC) Tickets: $10 adults, $5 keiki, $40 4-Film VIP FastPass. Free parking. For more info, visit or call 572-3456. The Castle Theater is located in the Maui Arts & Cultural Center, One Cameron Way, Kahului, 242-7469. MTW

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 31 Happy New Year’s Eve! (Please be safe.)

MONDAY, JANUARY 1 12 p.m. Open Season (PG/79 min.) Animation/Family. A lazy but lovable domesticated bear (voiced by Martin Lawrence) learns to cope in the wild with the help of a kooky deer (voiced by Ashton Kutcher). Stay tuned to see if the poor bear gets Punk’d. (SC) 2 p.m. Arthur and the Invisibles (PG/90 min.) Live Action/Animation/Fantasy/Family. Directed by Luc Besson and featuring the voices of Madonna, David Bowie and Snoop Dogg. What, you need more than that? Okay… a 10-year-old boy attempts to save his grandfather’s house from evil real estate developers, enlisting the help of a tiny people living in perfect harmony with nature. Wow, that is fantastical. (SC) 5 p.m. The Cave of the Yellow Dog (Unrated/94 min.) Drama. The oldest daughter of a Mongolian nomad family brings home a stray dog and hides him from her disap-


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Tickets: $34, $28. 7:30 p.m., McCoy Studio Theater, MACC, 242-7469.

Wayne Brady - Thursday, Dec. 28. Known mainly for his hilarious skits on The Wayne Brady Show and Whose Line Is It Anyway?, Brady has most recently starred as the host of Celebrity Duets on Fox Television. He’s hilarious, and he makes Brian Gumble look like Malcom X. Tickets $55, $45, $35. 7:30 p.m., Castle Theater, MACC, 242-7469.

The Temptations - Jan. 21. The Temptations bring the original Motown of 1960’s Detroit: "The Way You Do the Things You Do," "My Girl," "Since I Lost My Baby," "Get Ready," and more. All of which you’ll want to sing along to. Tickets: $58, $48, $38. 7:30 p.m., Castle Theater, MACC, 2427469.

TICKETS ON SALE Shanghai Circus - Jan. 5-6. A perennial favorite for audiences of all ages. Born of a 2500-year Chinese tradition of athleticism and artistry, the Shanghai Circus features acrobats, jugglers, contortionists and other skilled performers who dedicate their life to the achievement of physical excellence and perfection of form. Witness astounding feats of balance, breath-taking acts of body-bending, sly comedics and derring-do by knife-throwers and plate spinners… all laced with traditional Chinese themes and props. Tickets $22, $16, $10.

2 and 7 p.m., Castle Theater, MACC, 242-7469. Geoff Mulaur - Jan. 6. Folk and blues are what Mulaur is known for. Fellow folk legend Richard Thompson says, “There are only three white blues singers and Geoff is at least two of them.” Tickets: $25, on sale at Bounty Music, 871-1141. 7:30

p.m., The Studio Maui, Haiku. Ram Dass & Frank Ostaseski - Jan. 7. “Dying into Grace” presented by Hospice Maui. Ram Dass and Frank will join in a rare dialogue exploring ways of utilizing the encounter with loss and death to encourage the movement from tragedy to transformation. Tickets: $25. 2:30-6:30 p.m.,

The Studio Maui, Haiku, 575-9390. Bonnie Raitt - Jan. 7. Legendary blueswoman plays Maui. Let’s give her somethin’ to talk about. Tickets: $55, $45, $35. 7 p.m., A & B Amphitheater, MACC, 242-7469. Pink Martini - Jan. 11. “Part language lesson, part Hollywood musical,” this Oregon-based “little big band” is equally at home with its multi-lingual repertoire on concert stages or in smoky bars. With an eclectic, perhaps even eccentric music mix, Pink Martini draws a wildly diverse crowd for its performances. Tickets: $40, $35. 7:30 p.m.,

Castle Theater, MACC, 242-7469. Pipi Holo Ka‘ao - Jan. 13. “Continuing the Story” Three halau interpret, through chant dance and song, some of the stories of Pele that are specific to Maui. Tickets: $15. 3 p.m., MACC, 242-7469. Barefoot Natives - Jan. 13. Willie K and Eric Gilliom: each is a star in his own right on the Hawaiian entertainment scene; together they make one dynamic duo. A fun blend of great music and good humor. Tickets: $10, $28, $37. 7:30 p.m., Castle Theater, MACC, 242-7469. Chanticleer - Jan. 14. Hailed by New Yorker magazine as “America’s favorite choral ensemble” and praised by the Los Angeles Times for “luxurious perfection,” the Grammy Award-winning Chanticleer presents a powerful and unusual exploration of chant and other transcendent vocal expression. Tickets: $35, $25, $10. 5 p.m., Castle Theater, MACC, 242-7469. Marga Gomez - Jan. 18. Marga Gomez: "A Line Around The Block." The story of a Cuban comedian, a Puerto Rican belly dancer, their lesbian spawn, and the American Dream. Critically acclaimed writer-performer Marga Gomez combines her signature blend of hilarious storytellling, emotional muscle, and spirited physicality in a powerful evening of theater. Tickets $20. 7:30

p.m., McCoy Studio Theater, or 242-7469.


Augie Tulba - Jan. 19-20. Augie Tulba (a.k.a Augie T.) is the recipient of two Na Hokü Hanohano Award-winning titles, a Hawai‘i Music Award, and was named Favorite Comedian by Honolulu Weekly, Best Comedy Show by Honolulu Magazine and the Funniest Comic in Hawai‘i by the Star Bulletin. So he’s gotta be good, right?


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Richard Goode - Jan. 25. Hailed for music-making of tremendous emotional power, depth and sensitivty, pianist Richard Goode is acknowledged as one of today’s leading interpreters of Beethoven and Mozart, and an artist who illuminates the works of all the composers he performs. Tickets: $40, $30, $10. 7:30 p.m., Castle Theater, MACC, 242-7469. Jake Shimabukuro - Jan. 25-28. Known for lightning-fast fingers and revolutionary playing techniques, Jake is the young `ukulele virtuoso who shatters musical boundaries as he plays jazz, blues, funk, classical, bluegrass, folk, flamenco, and rock on the little 4-string island instrument. Tickets: $35. 7:30 p.m., McCoy Studio Theater, MACC, 242-7469. Campbell Brothers - Jan. 28. Pedal steel guitarist Chuck Campbell is the recipient of a National Heritage Fellowship; he and his lap steel-playing brother Darick are two of the finest in the tradition of African-American gospel music, bringing a rich and compelling variety of material from the sanctuary to the concert hall. Tickets: $35, $25, $10. 5 p.m., Castle Theater, MACC, 242-7469.

EVENTS New Year's Eve - Sun, Dec. 31. Join the festivities including music and food with Tina Malia, Sasha Butterfly, Freedom & Lei'ohu Ryder. Tickets: $40-

$55, and $15 extra for vegetarian Indian dinner. 7 p.m.-1 a.m. The Studio Maui, Haiku Marketplace. Call 575-9390 for reservations. New Year’s Eve Dance - Sun, Dec. 31. The Aloha Ballroom Dance Academy will host their annual non-alcohlic, adult-only dance in Kihei. Tickets:

$20-$25. 8 p.m.-12:30 a.m., Kihei Community Center, 874-1807. Whalers Village Center Stage: Every Thu, 3-4 p.m., hula lessons; Fri, 12-2 p.m., lei making class; Sat, 6:30-7 p.m., Polynesian hula show, 7:30-8 p.m., Tahitian dance; Sun, 7-8 p.m., Rhythms of Aloha with Benny Uyetake; Mon, 6:30-7 p.m., Dances of Polynesia, 7:30-8 p.m., Drums of Tahiti; Tue, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., lei making class. All shows and activities are free. Open Mic - Every night is mic night at Hawaiian Village Coffee. Kahana Gateway location, call 665-


FRIDAY, DECEMBER 29 Slam Poetry - Slam Master D invites performance poets, spoken word artist and emcees to perform original works of three minutes or less on any theme in competition for a $100 cash prize. $5,

6:30 p.m., Hapa’s Nightclub, Kihei. Call Master D at 244-9091.

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 30 Konawind Band - Every Sat. Konawind Band plays for your listening ejoyment. 6-8 p.m., Kihei


SUNDAY, DECEMBER 31 Sunset Jazz at Whalers Village - Every Sun. The jazz performances are free and feature some of Maui’s, and America’s, greatest jazz artists. 6-9

p.m., Whaler’s Village, Kaanapali, 661-4567.

MONDAY, JANUARY 01 New Year’s Day Retreat - Enjoy guest speakers, a guided meditation and a gourmet catered vegan

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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 12/28

Friday 12/29

Saturday 12/30

Kilohana $5, 10pm

Tom Cherry Band $5, 10pm

Ohana Groove $5, 10pm


1279 S. Kihei Road, Kihei - 874-9299


28 N. Market St., Wailuku - 244-0852


1188 Makawao Ave., Makawao - 572-0220

Victoria Barrett No cover, 7:30pm

142 Hana Hwy., Paia - 579-9453

Pito Javier & Rhythm’s Gate $20

Mana’a Radio Orchestra $7 donation, 10pm

The Planetary Bandits $7, 10pm

The Dub Rockers $15, 10pm

Salsa $5, 10pm Flavazone 10pm


Lahaina Cannery Mall - 667-1818

Hip Hop w/ DJ JP

Poetry Slam Contest $5, 7pm

Pre New Year’s Party

Boogieman New Year’s Eve Bash

MON - Wille K; TUE - Ultra Fab w/DJ Skinny Guy; WED - Dolla Bolla w/DJ LX

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Tom Cherry No cover, 9pm

Evolution No cover, 9pm

Funkey Munkey No cover, 9pm


900 Front St., Lahaina - 667-7400


41 E. Lipoa St., Kihei - 879-2849

dinner. Reservations required. $25 donation,1-

5:30 p.m. Keali’i-Nui Oceanfront Botanical Gardens in Peahi. 575-7694

WOW! - Every Wed. Wailea on Wednesdays presents live performances at The Shops at Wailea in the Lower Courtyard. This week: Te Tiare Patitifa.

6:30-8 p.m., 891-6770 ext. 2.

TUESDAY, JANUARY 02 `Ohana Connection - Every Tue. Breakfast to promote the health and well being of all Maui residents. 8:30 a.m., 986-0209.

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 03 American Lung Society - Seeking volunteers to help out during the Mercedes Championship golf tournament in Kapalua. Lunch will be provided for volunteers. 11:15 a.m. to 5 p.m., contact Helen at

244-5110 for more info.

KEIKI After-School Help - Every Mon. through Fri. Hui Malama Learning Center offers after-school homework help and classes. Call for directions

and hours. 244-5911.

LECTURE Maxine Hong Kingston Book Reading - Fri, Dec. 29. Maxine Hong Kingston will read from her new collection of writings, Veterans of War, Veterans of Peace. $10, The Studio Maui, Haiku, 575-9390. Reading & Writing Help - Hui Malama Learning Center offers help for adults who would like to improve their reading and writing skills. Class

dates and times vary, call Jill at 242-1174. Free GED Class - Every Thu. Hui Malama Learning Center offers a free GED class to residents of Hana. 5-7 p.m., Hana Library, 244-5911.

ENVIRONMENTAL Sierra Club Benefit - Sat, Dec 30. An Incovenient Truth will be showing at First Light Film Festival, with the proceeds to go the Sierra Club. $10. 12

Compadres - Tue, 4 p.m., Damien Awai. Lahaina

Van Alstine - Every Fri in Dec. Monkey Business linens and bags by mother and daughter team, Linda and Leaf Van Alstine. Leaf will be on hand to discuss the details in producing these handcrafted pieces. Maui Hands, Lahaina, 667-9898.


Art Night - Every Fri. Stroll through dozens of art galleries in Lahaina Town. Special gallery shows, featured artists-in-action, and refreshments. Free and open to the public. 7-10 p.m., Front Street,

667-9194. Eleykaa Tahleh - Every Wed in Dec. Born in Japan, Eleykaa first studied sumi-e (Japanese brush painting) at age seven. She has since added watercolors, pen, acrylics, pastels, and oils to her repertoire. 1-4 p.m., Maui Hands Gallery, Paia,


POETRY Express Yourself - Every Mon. Open Mic Night with music, song, poetry! Free. 7 p.m., Cafe Marc

Aurel, 244-0852.


Coral and Fish - Mon-Fri. Learn the names of the fish you've seen while snorkeling with the help of a knowledgeable Pacific Whale Foundation naturalist at Pacific Whale Foundation's free Coral Reef Information Station. 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Ulua

Maui Talks - Every Tue. A live, public affairs, callin talk show, hosted by Nick Nikhilananda. 7 p.m.,


Tai Chi - Mon and Fri, through January. Classes will focus on persons who may want to learn to be Tai Chi trainers throughout Maui. Participants are not required to become trainers. Free. 12 p.m.,

State Building, High St., Wailuku, 270-7755 or 270-7383.

ART Avi Kiriaty - Tue-Sun, Jan. 2-7. Polynesian painting veteran displays peices to be auctioned. Proceeds from the sale of these pieces will be donated to the Kapalua School of Art. 10 a.m. to 5

KAOI 1110 AM. Tune in and call 244-9145.

661-4855. Cannery Mall, 661-7189. Cool Cat Cafe - Thu, Sat, Sun, Tue, Howard Ahia. Mon, Fri, The Carroll Brothers; Wed, Hau Phat. All sets 7:30-10 p.m. Wharf Cinema Center, Lahaina, Hula Grill - (Early sets) Wed, Thu, Fri, Ernest Pua’a; Sat, 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,“TBA”; Tue, Albert & Roy; Wed, An Den. Late sets 7-9:30 p.m. 2435 Kaanapali Parkway,

Building P, Kaanapali, 667-6636. Java Jazz/Soup Nutz - Fri, Sat, Acoustic music. All sets 7 p.m. 3350 Lower Honoapiilani Rd., 667-0787. Jack’s Terrace Restaurant & Bar - Thu, Harry Troupe. Fri, Joshua. Sat, Greg DiPiazza. Tue, Wed, Bentley Kalalway. All sets 7-10 p.m. 843 Waine’e

St., Lahaina, 667-9616. Kahana Sands Restaurant - Thu, Sat, Tue, Wayne Dunn. All sets 3-6 p.m. 4299 Lower

Honoapiilani Hwy, Kahana, 669-5000. Kimo’s - Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun, Sam Ahia. All sets 6:30-8:30 p.m. 845 Front St., Lahaina, 661-4811. Lahaina Store Grille - Wed, JD on the Rocks, 4:30-7:30 p.m.; Sat, Glen Kakugawa, 5-8 p.m. 744 Front St., Lahaina, 661-9090. Leilani’s On The Beach - Fri, Scott Baird;. Sat, JD and Harry; Sun, Kilohana. All sets 2:30-5 p.m. 2435

Ka’anapali Pkwy, Building J, Ka’anapali, 661-4495.

Channel 53. Call in at 873-3430 or for info call 5728787.

Longhi’s - Fri, Crazy Fingers; Sat, Scotty Rotten. All sets 5-7 p.m. 888 Front St., Lahaina, 667-2288.

Words of Peace - Every Wed and Thu. Prem Rawat broadcasts messages of world and inner peace. Not associated with a specific religion.

Maui Brewing Co. - Thu, Fri, Nino Toscano; Sat, Wed, Marvin Tevaga; Mon, Brian Haia; Tue, Kawika Lum Ho. All sets 6:30-8:30 p.m. 4405

Wed, 9 p.m.; Thu, 8:30 a.m., Akaku Channel 52,, 573-3084. Smallville - Every Fri. Small Town Maui, a onehour, weekly radio program that shares the memories and values of the small towns we love and explores how we can learn from Maui's past to create a better future. 7 a.m., KAOI, 1110 AM. Call In with Teri - Every Fri. Political and public affairs, call-in talk show with Teri Lawrence. 12-1

p.m., KAOI 1110 AM Call in 242-7800.


p.m. at The Art School at 800 Office Road in Kapalua, 281-6695

BJ’s Chicago Pizzeria - Wed, Thu, Fri, John Kane; Sat, Harry Troupe; Mon, Tue, Marvin Tevaga. All sets 7:30-9:30 p.m. 730 Front St., Lahaina, 6610700.

Auditions - Thu-Fri, Jan 4-5, 6-8 p.m. or Sat, Jan

Cheeseburger In Paradise - Live music nightly.


All sets 4:30-7:30 p.m. 811 Front St., Lahaina,

6, 1-4 p.m. MAPA invites all actors, singers, and dancers to audition for Gilbert & Sullivan’s Pirates of Penzance. Thu, at Steppingstone Playhouse in Queen Ka’ahumanu Center. Call Mark at 244-8760 x224 for more info.

p.m., Maui Arts and Cultural Center, 244-7469

Walk, Run, Train - Every Thu and Tue. Whether you’re a walker or a runner, you’ve got a group to train with. 5:30 p.m., Runner's Paradise, Maui Mall, 877-5300.

DECEMBER 28, 2006

SUN - The Edge, 9pm

Talk Story - Every Mon-Thu. Political figures take calls and answer questions on the air. 7-8 a.m.,

Beach, Wailea.


MON - Closed TUE - New Project, $5, 10pm; WED -Rio Thing w/ Renata, $5, 9:30pm MON - Closed

Ekolu $20, 9:45pm

Lahaina Cannery Mall - 661-7189

41 E. Lipoa St., Kihei - 879-9001

DJ Shark in The Water $5, 9:30pm

Sleeping Elephants 10pm



Monday 1/1 – Wednesday 1/3

Bob Jones Blues Night No cover, 7:30pm

Iration $10, 10pm


Sunday 12/31

Honoapiilani Hwy #217, Lahaina, 669-3473. Moose McGillycuddy’s - Thu, Greg & Steve; Fri, Llayne & Greg; Sat, Sun, Mark & Mike; Wed, Anastasia. All sets 6-9 p.m. 844 Front St., Lahaina,

667-7758. Mulligan’s on the Wharf - Fri, AnRil; Sat, John Taylor. 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. Reilley’s Steaks & Seafood - Thu, Shiro Mori; Fri, Darrin Lenett; Mon, Tue, Gene Argel; Wed, Angie Carr. All sets 6-8 p.m. 4405 Honoapi`ilani Hwy, Ste

#304 Kahana, 667-7477 Sea House Restaurant - Thu, Albert Kaina and Kincades Basques; Fri, Sat, Mon, Tue, Kincade Basques; Sun, Andrew; Wed, Albert Kaina. All sets 6:30 or 7-9 p.m. Napili Kai Beach Resort,

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


515 S. Kihei Rd., Kihei - 874-1811



36 Keala Pl., Kihei - 875-7711


355 E. Kamehameha, Kahului - 877-9001

MON - Karaoke; TUE - Karaoke; WED - Karaoke

El Nino 6pm

L Dog 10pm

MON - Closed; TUE - Da Hawaiians, 6pm WED - Chicko and Da Kine, 6pm

Keys of Creation $5, 10pm

Sunday 12/31

Monday 1/1 – Wednesday 1/3

WED - Tom Cherry Band, 10pm

TBA 10pm Karaoke 9:30pm

136 Dickenson St., Lahaina - 667-5555


DJ Ace 9pm Karaoke 9:30pm

Live Reggae Music No cover, 9pm

Dickenson St., Lahaina - 661–7082

1913 S. Kihei Rd., Kihei - 891–8010


Q103 $6, 10pm




Kenny Roberts 6pm

845 Front St., Lahaina - 661-4811

744 Front St., Lahaina - 661–9090


Jared 6pm



Saturday 12/30

DJ El Gato & DJ Boomshot $5, 10pm

120 Hana Hwy., Paia - 579-8844


Friday 12/29

DJ mix 10pm

DJ mix 10pm

DJ mix 10pm

DJ mix 10pm

MON - DJ mix, 10pm: TUE - DJ mix, 10pm: WED - DJ mix, 10pm

Rampage 9pm

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Crunch Pups 9pm

MON - Open Mic w/Adam Bowen, 9pm; TUE - Kanoa and Shawn, 9pm; WED - Malik & Stripbeat, 9pm

5900 Honoapiilani Road, Napili, 669-1500.

SOUTH MAUI Blue Marlin Harbor-Front Grill & Bar - Fri, Mon, Boy Kana’e and Ka’ Uhaneleo; Sat, Braddah Frances and Friends; Mon-Sat sets 6:30-9 p.m. Sun, Terri Garrison. Sun sets 4-6:30 p.m Maalaea Harbor, 244-8844.

Ka'ahumanu Center, Kahului, 877-8744. Unisan - Tue, Fri, Open Mic Night. 7-10 p.m. 2102 Vineyard St., Wailuku, 244-4500. Wow-wee Maui Cafe - Sat, Bradduh Francis, 8:30-11:30 p.m. 333 Dairy Rd., Kahului, 871-1414.


Cafe Cafe - Tue, Joshua. 7-9 p.m. 2395 S. Kihei Rd., Kihei, 879-4700.

Hana Hou Cafe - Thu, Haiku Hillbillys; Wed, Tom Conway and Randall Rospond. All sets 6-9 p.m. 810 Haiku Rd, Haiku Cannery, 575-2661.

Capische? - Thu, Fri, Sat, Mark Johnston;. Sun, Wed, Brian Cuomo. All sets 7-10 p.m. Diamond Resort, 555 Kaukahi, 879-2224.

Jacque’s - Mon, Live Jazz. 5 p.m. 120 Hana Highway, Paia, 579-8844.

Enrique’s Cocina Mexicana -- Fri, Eddi Delgado; Sat, Mon, Island Stylin’. All sets 7-8:30 p.m. 2395 S Kihei Rd #111, Kihei, 875-2910. Ma’alaea Grill - Thu, Sat, Benoit Jazz Works. All sets 6:30-9 p.m. Maalaea Harbor, 243-2206. Marco’s Southside Grill - Nightly, Various artists (piano). All sets 7-10 p.m. 1445 S. Kihei Rd., 8744041. Moose McGillycuddys - Sat, Joshua. 7-10 p.m. 2511 S. Kihei Rd., Kihei. Mulligan’s on the Blue – Thu, Irish Christmas Caberet, 7;30 p.m.; Fri, Wailea Nights 8 pm; Sat, Celtic Tigers7 pm; Sun, Celtic Tigers, 7 p.m.; Mon, Gypsy Pacific, 7 p.m.; Tue, Benoit Jazz Works, 7 p.m.; Wed, Steve Sargenti, 6 p.m. 100 Kaukahi St., Wailea, 874-1131.

Livewire Cafe - Wed, Joshua. 7-9 p.m. 137 Hana Highway, Paia, 579-6009.

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, Scott Baird; Fri, Larry Golis; Sat, Steve Sargenti; 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 Tavagan; Sun, Ray Gooliak; 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, Ray Gooliak. Late sets 6-9 p.m.

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.

■ GRAND WAILEA RESORT HOTEL & SPA 3850 WAILEA ALANUI, WAILEA, 875-1234 Botero Bar - Wed, 5:30-9:30 p.m., Live music.

Kupanaha - Nightly, Hula show, 6:30-7:30 p.m.


Tommy Bahama’s Tropical Café – Thu, Tue, Patrick Major. All sets 6-10 p.m. The Shops at Wailea, 875-9983.



Nalu’s - Sat, Kawika Lum Ho. 5:30-7:30 p.m.

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

Tradewinds Poolside Cafe - Thu, Kawika Lum Ho; Fri, Kaleo Cullen; Sat, Louise Lambert; Sun, Mon, Kenny Roberts; Tue, Kaleo Cullen w/ hula by Cora; Wed, Keoki Ruiz. All sets 6-9 p.m. The Maui Coast Hotel, 2259 S. Kihei Rd, 891-8860.

■ NAPILI KAI BEACH RESORT 5900 Honoapiilani Hwy, Napili, 669-1500

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

Thu, Kincaid and Albert; Fri, Sat, Mon, Tue, Kincaid Basques; Sun, Kapule Paoa; Wed, Albert Kaina. All sets 7-9 p.m.


CENTRAL MAUI AK’s Cafe - Fri, Ron Kuala’au. 6 p.m. 1237 L Main St, Wailuku, 244-8774. Café Marc Aurel - Sat, Belly Dancing. 7 p.m. & 8 p.m.; Mon, Open Mic Night. 7:30 p.m. 28 N. Market Street, Wailuku, 244-0852. Mañana Garage - Nightly, Neto & Friends. All sets 6:30-9 p.m. 33 Lono Ave., Kahului, 873-0220. Sushi Go - Wed, Live music. 4-8 p.m., Queen

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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; Fri, Clay Mortensen and George Tavoularis; Sat, Mon, Nils and Anastasia; Sun, Pam Peterson and Rudy Baria; Wed, Clay Mortensen and Gilbert Emata. Late sets 8:30-11:30 p.m. Torchlighting ceremony nightly.

South Shore Tiki Lounge - Thu, Sun, Tue, Tony & Peter; Fri, Wed, Trevor Jones. All sets 4-6 p.m. 1913 Kihei Road, Kalama Village, 874-6444.

Zuihao - Fri, Howard Ahia. 4-8 p.m.; Wed, ArmaDillo, 4-7 p.m. 900 Front St., Lahaina, 667-9020.

Main Dining Room - Thu, Sun, Hula dancing. 7:30-8:15 p.m.


Humuhumunukunukuapua’a - Nightly, 5:30 p.m., Strolling Hawaiian Duo.

Yorman’s By The Sea - Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun, All That Jazz Band. All sets 7-10 p.m. 760 S. Kihei Rd. Kihei, 874-8385.

Paniolo Lounge - Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun, Live music. 6:30-9:30 p.m.




Seawatch Restaurant - Nightly music 6-9 p.m. 100 Wailea Golf Club Dr., 875-8080.


Tiki Courtyard - Nightly, Alanui with Uncle Rudi; Sun, Hula show. All sets 6:30 p.m.

■ RITZ-CARLTON KAPALUA ONE RITZ-CARLTON DRIVE, KAPALUA, 669-6200 Lobby Lounge - Nightly, Live music. All sets 6-10 p.m. Banyan Tree Restaurant - Thu, Fri, Sat, Tue, Wed, World fusion duo Ranga Pae. All sets 6:15-9:45 p.m. ■ ROYAL LAHAINA RESORT 2780 KEKAA DRIVE, KAANAPALI, 661-3611 Royal Ocean Terrace - Thu, Fri, Sat, Live Hawaiian. 6-8 p.m. ■ SHERATON MAUI HOTEL 2605 KAANAPALI PARKWAY, 661-0031 Lagoon Bar - Nightly, Hula dancing during sets. Thu, Mon, Tue, Bobby and Ralph; Fri, Ralph and Allan; Sat, Sun, Fausto and Kawaika; Wed, Nathan

Lobby Bar - Nightly, 5:30-9:30 p.m., Live music.

Kumu Bar & Grill - Nightly, Hula dancing. 6-9 p.m. Mele Mele Lounge - Nighly, Live music. 9-11 p.m. ■ RENAISSANCE WAILEA BEACH RESORT 3550 WAILEA ALANUI, WAILEA, 879-4900 Sunset Terrace - Wed, Thu, Bobby Krueger; Fri, Mahalo Greg; Sat, Rama Camarillo; Sun, Mondo Kane; Mon, Tue, Lono. All sets 6-9 p.m.

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■ MAUI PRINCE HOTEL 5400 MAKENA ALANUI, 874-1111 Molokini Lounge - (Very early sets) Fri, Mon, Wed, Mele `Ohana Duo. Very early sets 9 a.m.-1 p.m. (Followed by) Thu, Sat, Sun, Tue, Ron Kuala’au; Fri, Mon, Wed, Mele `Ohana Duo. Early sets 6 p.m. (Followed by) Thu, Fri, Sat, Mon, Tue, Wed, Mele `Ohana Duo. Late sets 8:30-10:30 p.m.





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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 12/28 LOBBY LOUNGE

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Friday 12/29

Saturday 12/30

Sunday 12/31

Monday 1/1– Wednesday 1/3

Nils & Anastasia 8:30-11:30pm

Dr. Nat, 8:30-11:30pm

MON - Nils & Anastasia, 8:30-11:30pm; WED - Jazz w/Sal Godinez & Marcus Johnson, No cover, 8:30-11:30pm

Jazz w/Sal Godinez & Marcus Jazz w/Sal Godinez & Marcus Johnson, 8:30-11:30pm Johnson, 8:30-11:30pm DJ Mackie 9:30pm


888 Front St., Lahaina - 667-2288

DJ Mackie 9pm



DJ $10, 10pm

DJ $10, 10pm


Neto, Latin salsa night, No cover, 8-11pm

The Willies No cover, 8-11pm

Sexy Saturday’s No cover, 8-11pm;

WED - Karaoke, 9pm

Salsa Night No cover, 10pm

MON - Neto and Salsa Dancing, No cover, 10pm; WED - Live Music, No cover, 10pm

Shops at Wailea - 879-6088

1945 S. Kihei Rd., Kihei - 879-9944


33 Lono Ave, Kahului - 873-0220




WED - Open Mic Night, 10:30pm

4405 Honoapi’ilani Hwy., Kahana - 669-3474

DJ Mackie Mac No cover, 9pm

DJ Mackie Mac No cover, 9pm

DJ Mello Yello No cover, 9pm

DJ Mello Yello No cover, 9pm

MON - DJ Mello Yello, No cover 9pm; TUE DJ Mackie Mac, $5, 9pm, WED - DJ Mackie Mac, No cover, 9pm

Adam Eirish 10pm

Ryan Silky 10pm

Erin Smith 10pm

Lahaina Legends 10pm

TUES - Trevor Jones, 8:30pm WED - Open Mic, 10pm

Live Jazz, No cover 9pm-12am

Live Jazz, No cover, 9pm-12am

Howard Ahia

Midnight Lounge

Trifecta Presents

New Year’s Eve Bash

MON - Menage a Trois; $5; TUE - Karaoke; WED - Dollar Live

SANSEI 600 Office Rd., Kapalua SANSEI Kihei Town Center - 879-0004

Karaoke, 10pm-1am Karaoke, 10pm-1am

Karaoke, 10pm-1am Karaoke, 10pm-1am

Karaoke, 10pm-1am


DJ Durty, No cover, 9pm

Backyard Party No cover, 9pm

Backyard Party No cover, 9pm

Kanoa No cover, 10pm

MON - DJ Ed V, 10pm, No cover; TUE - DJ Boomshoot, No cover, 10pm; WED - Crunch Pups, No cover, 10pm

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MON - Jazz Night, $5, 8-11pm WED - Jazz Night, $5, 8-11pm


844 Front St., Lahaina - 667-7758


Cinema Center, Lahaina - 661-8881


505 Front St., Lahaina - 667-4341


744 Front St., Lahaina - 667-5299

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

DJ Blast, $15, 9:30pm


Hyatt Regency, Ka’anapali - 667-4727


No info

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


1127 Makawao Ave., Makawao - 572-1380

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Funkey Munkey $3, 9pm

Cheryl Rae Band $3, 9pm


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Unlike our Piscean brothers and sisters, you Rams are free to embrace New Year’s with as much intention to change as you can muster. You’re capable of overnight reversals—and sometimes, when you get enough positive reinforcement for them, you can even stick to them for the long-term. You might as well make a big, bold list of impressive intentions for 2007. The bad news is that you’ll definitely fail at some of them—you’re only human, after all, and your ambitions frequently outstrip your ability to achieve them. The good news, however, is that you can also expect to succeed at most of them, at least this year.

TAURUS (APRIL 20-MAY 20) You do your most valuable personal work during breaks from your familiar routine. Those experiences might not feel worthwhile—in fact, they’re more likely to be irritating or upsetting. Mustering grace, reason, compassion, and real beauty during times of stress outside of your comfort zone is the biggest and most important challenge you face at the moment. In that light, everything that happens this week is useful, whether or not it plays out exactly as you wish. I hope you can respond to this week’s problems and worries with serenity and dignity, but even if you can’t, I trust you can, at least, learn from them.


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LEO (JULY 23-AUG. 22) Contrary to popular opinion, you learned at a relatively early age that the world doesn’t revolve around you. However, figuring out how to not take things personally is a trickier lesson, because even though the planet doesn’t orbit around your sun, most of the things you’re involved in are concretely affected by your presence. That can be both good and bad, but it’s best to take a step back from it in either case, especially this week. There’s no denying you are a factor in what’s happening around you, but you’re not—despite your anxieties, hopes or suspicions—the main factor. This isn’t your responsibility. Don’t take it on (unless you really, really want to).

VIRGO (AUG. 23-SEPT. 22) Sometimes, biting your tongue is worse than lying. Not saying anything can get you into more trouble—or least cause you more discomfort and misery—than speaking up ever would have. There’s often a time-window for bringing something up. For instance, the second or third time you meet someone, it can still be perfectly acceptable to ask for a reminder of their name—but after that it’s a total faux pas. There’s something painful, awkward, or simply embarrassing that you’ve been wanting to mention. The window during which you could do that is now drawing to a close. Speak up now, Virgo, because forever holding your peace will just plain suck.

LIBRA (SEPT. 23-OCT. 22) My first summer in northern California was my coldest summer ever. In my mind, wearing more than shorts and a T-shirt in July was simply unacceptable, so I kept freezing my ass off. Of course, I eventually reluctantly accepted reality as it was, not as I imagined or wished it would be, and started wearing jackets and long pants. Your unconscious decisions about what your life ought to be like—as opposed to how it actually is—are leaving you, too, out in the cold. Perhaps it’s time to wise up and put on a jacket before you freeze?

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SAGITTARIUS (NOV. 22-DEC. 21) Don’t react too harshly if someone slaps you in the face this week, perhaps even two or three times. They’re probably doing it, perversely, for your own good. You Sagittarians are pretty astute, most of the time. But you do have a talent for missing the obvious, occasionally, and when that happens the only thing that’ll get you to notice it is a good smack upside the head. Then you usually need another, to keep you from kicking yourself for not catching on before. These little wake-up calls are good things, even if they’re a tiny bit painful; they’ll shake you out of all the stuff you’re wasting time doing, and give you the chance to finally, finally get to whatever you’ve been missing.


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10.27 Virtual Pop Stars, December 28, 2006, Volume 10, Issue 27, MauiTime  

MauiTime takes a trip down the intriguing world of Maui karaoke. An insight on Market Street Cafe. The film "Letters From Iwo Jima" is rated...

10.27 Virtual Pop Stars, December 28, 2006, Volume 10, Issue 27, MauiTime  

MauiTime takes a trip down the intriguing world of Maui karaoke. An insight on Market Street Cafe. The film "Letters From Iwo Jima" is rated...