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Maui’s Weekend: World Music, Wailuku, Pride

 

By Vanessa Wolf

Friday, October 5

Photo by Lois Whitney.

Feel like chicken…er…Wailuku tonight? The theme of this Friday’s town party is “Wailuku, Wailuku Tonight,” celebrating all things Wailuku. Leylani and Kalisi are on the Maui Thing stage from 6-7:30 p.m. and reggae artist Marty Dread will appear from 8-9 p.m. The Beer and Wine Garden by Kumu A‘o, Inc. is back and proceeds benefit native Hawaiian healing and cultural practices.

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The MACC presents an evening of jazz music that will move you to the dance floor. Eddie Palmieri, nine-time Grammy Award winner, is a National Endowment of the Arts Jazz Master and a bandleader from Puerto Rico. He is best known for combining jazz piano and instrumental solos with Latin rhythms. Palmieri will be performing with jazz trumpeter/composer and Gammy award winner Brian Lynch and the Brian Lynch Quartet. The show starts at 7:30 p.m. and tickets are $12, $25, and $45.

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Maui Onstage presents Run for your Wife, directed by Dale Button at the Iao Theater. The longest-running play in London, the humorous tale follows the attempts of a polygamous cab driver as he desperately attempts to hide the secret of his two lives with two different wives. Tickets are $17 to $28 and the show starts at  7:30 p.m. at the Iao Theater
  Maui Pride is this weekend. Get the party started at Glamity Elektrofest at Three’s Bar and Grill, celebrating Elektrohouse, beer and drags. Doors open at 9:30 p.m. and the show starts at 10 p.m. with performances by Xiu Xiu La Rage, LuLu Shannons, Moana and others. $15 cover at the door.

Saturday, October 6

  The Maui Pride Daytime Festival will be held at the Maui Tropical Plantation in Wailuku. Bring your beach chairs and blankets and enjoy live entertainment, a drag show, drag race competitions, and participate in Hawaiian cultural activities. Food and beverages are available for purchase. The event is from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., open to all ages, and free to the public.

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Delhi 2 Dublin, the Canadian world music group, comes to Maui this weekend. With a predominance of Indian instruments on hand, the band’s sound is most notably influenced by Banghra; a genre of classic-rock influenced music associated with the Punjabi culture. Catch Delhi 2 Dublin’s unique, danceable, “mix of everything” music this Saturday night at the MACC. Tickets are $25 online, $35 at the door. The show starts at 7:30 p.m. at the Yokouchi Pavilion at the MACC.
  Too young for Zeptember last weekend? Fell asleep on your couch while eating Funyuns and slept through the whole spectacle?
It’s not too late! Catch the all-ages “After Shock Rock Show” at 8:30 p.m. at Stella Blues in Kihei. Visibly Shaken and several other Maui-based Zeptember III performers will be there covering Led Zeppelin tunes in their own inimitable fashion. The $8 cover benefits the Kihei and Paia Youth and Cultural Centers.

Sunday, October 7

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Wrap up Pride Weekend with the Maui Pride Breakfast Social at Stella Blues Café from 10-11:30 a.m. This is your last chance to network with other LGBT activists or simply reconnect with friends. Admission is free, but food and beverage is available for purchase from Stella Blues.

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Catch a matinee performance of Doubt: A Parable, the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winning play at the ProArts Playhouse in Kihei. Set in a Catholic school in 1964, Doubt sets the severe and traditional principal against the more modern views of the charismatic priest. The principal feels the priest’s affinity with his students, particularly the only African American in the school, is suspicious. Sister Aloysius agrees and vows to evict Father Flynn from the parish. The show is intended for mature audiences only and starts at 3 p.m. Tickets are $20.
  The Heritage Film Festival at the MACC presents KoAloha ‘Ukulele Story. The animated documentary details the creation of the KoAloha ‘Ukulele Company and chronicles the life events of Alvin Okami, an O‘ahu based entertainer turned inventor. The film was winner of the Golden Kahuna Award at the 2009 Honolulu International Film Festival. A Q&A session with the director will follow the 3 p.m .screening. Tickets are $10.

 

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