By Madeline Ziecker
In this issue:Morrissey in Concert Friday Makawao Third Friday May Town Party Friday Paia Baywatch Party with The Neverminds Friday Freeradicals Projekt Summer Tour Launch Friday Fiji & Common Kings Live Saturday The Butterfly Effect Surf Event, Fashion Show, and After-party Saturday Maui Brewers Festival Saturday Maui Underground Dance Party Saturday Solo Sessions: Justin Nozuka Saturday Summer Camp Fair Saturday
Featured Shows & Events
Morrissey in Concert Friday, May 18 at 7:30 p.m. at the MACC.
This is a big one.
Morrissey, one of the most influential alternative rock musicians of the past three decades and former lead singer of The Smiths, plays his first Hawaii show in 20 years for Maui fans on Friday night.
So many popular bands have clearly followed in Morrissey’s tracks by incorporating some of his distinctive style into their music, including Radiohead, The Killers, Fun., Suede, Blur, Bloc Party, Jeff Buckley and countless others.
Morrissey’s music is as unique, captivating, and influential as the music of British icons David Bowie and Freddy Mercury. Once you’ve heard his pretty wails, dark lyrics, and strong instrumental undertones, it’s hard to get them out of your head.
The MACC asked Maui Now to remind tonight’s concert-goers that Morrissey requests “no meat of any kind” to be consumed in the facility. The pre-show dinner will be provided by Stella Blues Cafe with an all-vegetarian menu.
Musician Kristeen Young, who has performed with Morrissey in previous years, opens the show at 7:30 p.m.
Tickets are still on sale for $49.50, $59.50, and $69.50 by calling the MACC Box Office at 242-SHOW or online at MauiArts.org.
The Butterfly Effect Surf Event, Fashion Show, and After-party Saturday, May 19 at 10 a.m. at several locations.
The Butterfly Effect is a water movement that brings women together for an annual 3-mile, non-competitive downwinder from Baldwin Beach Park to Kanaha Beach Park, presented by Surfrider Foundation Maui Chapter.
The event day begins with check-in and $1 coffee at Paia Bay Coffee Co. from 8-9 a.m., followed by a quick Baldwin Beach Park community clean-up from 9-1o a.m. before the paddle starts at 11 a.m.
Post-paddle events include a second beach clean-up from 1-2 p.m at Kanaha Beach Park, The Butterfly Effect fashion show at Thee Salon at 6 p.m., and an after-party at Charley’s with DJ Boomshot. The cover charge for the after-party is $13 for general admission and $5 for participants in The Butterfly Effect.
The entry fee for the paddle is a $35 donation to Surfrider Foundation and includes lunch, event-wear (lycra), and a goody bag. For more information, visit The Butterfly Effect’s event page on Facebook.
Maui Brewers Festival Saturday, May 19 from 3-7 p.m. at the MACC.
Hints of the summer season have started to emerge, like Maui’s all-day beer-drinking fest – the Fourth Annual Maui Brewers Festival.
32 craft breweries from Hawai’i and beyond will sample their best lager, port, and stout beer.
The 21-and-over event includes food from 20 popular Maui restaurants and live music from GoMega, The Easy, Alika Nako’oka Band, and a special unannounced guest.
The festival also serves as fundraiser for the MACC, with proceeds benefiting arts and cultural programs for students, seniors, an the Maui community.
Paid general admission includes free prizes, eight 40z beer samples in a keep-sake glass, unlimited food, and parking . The Happy Hour Package includes early admission at 2 p.m., a chance to speak with brewmasters, reserved parking, all the perks of general admission, and a logo gift.
General admission is $45 in advance, $55 on the event day. The Happy Hour Package os $75 in advance, $85 on the event day. To purchase admission tickets, call the MACC Box Office at 242-SHOW or go online at MauiArts.org.
Paia Baywatch Party with The Neverminds Friday, May 18 at 10 p.m. at Charley’s Restarurant & Saloon in Paia. Cover charge is $10.
Naish presents a dance party surrounding the recent Mai Tai 2012 kite surf camp. The North Shore’s popular cover band The Neverminds (get it? like the Nirvana album) will jam out to the theme of the party – “Paia Baywatch,” based off of the popular Baywatch TV series starring Pamela Anderson.
Technically it’s not a costume party, but with some of the Pamela-esque water-sporting bombshells we have promenading on that side of the island, you may get that impression.
Freeradicals Projekt Summer Tour Launch Friday, May 18 at 10 p.m. at Casanova in Makawao.
Maui band Freeradicals Projekt is spreading their wings and taking to the California coast for their summer Soulfire Radio Tour. What better place to kick it off than upcountry Maui?
Come and catch them one last time before they take the biggest adventure of their musical career together.
Maui Underground Dance Party Saturday, May 19 at 9:30 p.m. at Three’s Bar & Grill in Kihei.
Three’s hosts a dance party with electric didgeridoo jams and “funkadelic goodness,” Maui underground style. Michael Ryals is the night’s visual artist.
Solo Sessions: Justin Nozuka Saturday, May 19 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets bought in advance are $25 standard and $35 VIP. Tickets bought on the show day are $30 standard and $35 VIP.
US-born, Canadian-raised singer/songwriter Justin Nozuka makes his first Maui appearance in the MACC’s Solo Sessions concert series.
Nozuka plays acoustic folk with a Jawaiian twist. At 22 years old he has released two albums and is on the radar as a rising star of his genre.
To purchase tickets, call the MACC Box Office at 242-SHOW or go online at MauiArts.org.
Fiji & Common Kings Live Saturday, May 19 at 9 p.m. at Ocean’s Bar & Grill. Tickets are $20 pre-sale and $25 at the door.
Hawaii-based artists Fiji and Common Kings appear for a concert at Oceans on Saturday. Attendees can enjoy some of Ocean’s drink specials during the show.
Makawao Third Friday May Town Party Friday, May 18 from 6-9 p.m. on upper Baldwin Avenue in Makawao Town.
This month’s Makawao Third Friday Town Party features an “Interactive Art Hunt” at designated galleries and locations throughout town. Featured artists showcase their work and give live demonstrations of their art. Guests are encouraged to “hunt” for each artist, check in at each location they visit, and complete at least 80% of the full artist list to be eligible for prizes
Other entertainment highlights include music and dance performances in the Casanova parking lot with DJ Sweet Beets spinning her sounds, starting at 8 p.m. Makawao’s Center Stage hosts Benny Uyetake & Friends.
Though the night focuses on art, there are also plenty of other activities including dining, shopping and more at Makawao businesses and local vendor booths on Baldwin Ave.
For more details, visit Makawao Friday Town Party’s Facebook event page.
Summer Camp Fair Saturday, May 19 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Queen Ka’ahumanu Center in Kahului.
Parents have a chance to find out information on keiki summer camps and programs offered by over 3o Maui organizations such as Pacific Whale Foundation, Seabury Hall, Hui No’eau Visual Arts Center, Bounty Music, Maui Music Conservatory, Basketball Maui, College for Kids/College Bound, Maui Humane Society, and many more.