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Maui’s Weekend: Yoga, Ziplining, Henry Kapono

Vanessa Wolf is a Maui-based writer who loves sunshine, champagne, and scary movies…but rarely all at the same time.

By Vanessa Wolf

Friday, November 2

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The Union Yoga Maui Festival – a celebration of Yoga, Hawaiian Music and movement – kicks off today at  Lumeria Maui in Makawao. The event runs daily through Sunday from 7 a.m to 10 p.m. each day. Experience a variety of yoga styles including Ashtanga, Anusara, Bikram, Iyengar, Hatha, Forest Yoga, SUP Yoga, Yin Yoga, Hip Openers, Yoga Therapy, Union Yoga, and more. band. Join yoga teachers, speakers and musicians from on and off island, who will be sharing their wisdom and teachings. Explore asana, education, practice, and music. Musician Paula Fuga will appear alongside Kirtan Kollektive, Harmonic Resonance, Escatic Dance DJ sets evenings w/Adrian & Mikaya, Monkeys With Drums, Barefoot Minded, Dreaming Bear, and the Jivatma kirtan band. Tickets are $100 for the three day festival or $50 a day.
Celebrating 5 years of First Friday events, RE-Wailuku unveils Hui No`eau’s Maui Mural Project.  Artist Eric Okdeh and the Maui community partnered with Wailuku town to create this mural.  This amazing work will be highlighted at the Maui Thing stage at 7 p.m.In addition, Maui Thing will be hosting a drawing to win two tickets to attend a benefit concert for Maui Sax Player David Choy, on Saturday, November 2, 2012 from 6 to 10 p.m. at Royal Lahaina Resort/Jazz Club, Maui Room. Also included is a one night stay at Royal Lahaina Resort. The event runs from 6 – 9 p.m.

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ProArts Playhouse in Kihei is offering encore performances of Driving miss Daisy beginning tonight through Nov 18. A timeless American play, which inspired the beloved Academy Award-winning film, Driving Miss Daisy tells the affecting story of the decades-long relationship between a stubborn Southern matriarch and her compassionate chauffeur as they spar their way from stubborn animosity to a mutual under- standing and tender respect. Their iconic tale of pride, changing times and the transformative power of friendship has warmed the hearts of millions. The show starts at 7:30 p.m. and tickets are $20.

Saturday, November 3

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Skyline Eco-Adventures will offer zipline tours for $30 per person for a three-line (plus swinging bridge) tour at the Haleakala course located on Crater Road. From 8:30 am – 4 p.m. they will take out groups of 12 guests every half hour. Tours are open to the public on a first-come, first-served basis, and no reservation is necessary. 100% of the proceeds from these tours will be given back to a specified charitable community organization. In addition to ziplining, and in celebration of Arbor Day, Skyline and Plant A Wish will be guiding Maui youth groups in planting native Hawaiian trees on the grounds of the Haleakala course. Guests will also enjoy live music and a live radio broadcast from KPOA with prizes and giveaways.

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The Maui Arts and Cultural Center will be hosting the Island Roots Bash, showcasing talented and popular performers from Island Reggae Jams in Hawai‘i and around the world. The event features Common Kings, Maoli, Ekolu, Josh Tatofi, Inna Vision, Manali’i and Lia Live & TheKryptones with Kalisi & Leylani and other special guests. Tickets are $25 in advance, $35 the day of show, and $55 for VIP (includes private meet-and-greet with the artists, private bar, table seating and other “surprises.” The show will be held on the event lawn and gates open at 5:30 p.m. at the Maui Arts and Cultural Center.
  Henry Kapono will be performing a  “Home in the Islands 2012” show at 7:30 p.m. at the Castle Theater. Hawaiian music legend, Henry Kapono Ka‘aihue, is a multiple Nā Hōkū Hanohano award winning and Grammy Award-nominated singer/songwriter. With his full band of power hitters, contemporary and Hawaiian dancers and a large cast of Hawaii’s top cultural entertainers, Henry presents his Home in the Islands Tour 2012. Henry will be performing classics as well as songs from his latest CD, Henry and The Wild Hawaiian. The show promises a “unique fusion of Hawaiian culture with electric sound and contemporary performance art.” Tickets are $12, $28, $37, and $85 VIP (includes premium seats, autographed Home in the Islands’ 15th Anniversary CD and VIP concert lanyard along with a private, 15-minute talk-story session with Henry at the edge of Castle Theater stage.)

Sunday, November 4

  Maui Academy of Performing Arts (MAPA) presents Macbeth, at the Steppingstone Playhouse. Shakespeare’s dark tragedy of ambition, passion and the fight for the soul of a man and a nation is directed by David C. Johnston and stars William Makozak in the title role.Join the director and cast for discussions about the production after the matinees.The show starts at 2 p.m. Tickets are $18 adults, $15 seniors & students.

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The Heritage Film Festival will be screening Under a Jarvis Moon at the McCoy Studio Theater at 3 p.m. Produced by the Bishop Museum, this documentary tells the true story of over 130 young men, mostly native Hawaiian students from Kamehameha Schools, who were sent by the US government to occupy the remote Pacific islands of Howland, Baker and Jarvis from 1935 to 1942. Under A Jarvis Moon shares many of these stories in the colonists’ own words, using interviews, photographs, log book entries and government documents. A Q&A session with directors and producers, Noelle Kahanu and Heather Giugni, and special guest George Kahanu, one of the last remaining colonists, will follow the screening. Tickets are $10

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