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Maui’s Weekend: Panic, Hula, Marilyn Monroe

Vanessa Wolf is a Maui-based writer who gets her money for nothing and her chicks for free.

By Vanessa Wolf

Friday, November 16

  This is National Hunger and Homeless Awareness Week. The public is invited to join Mayor Alan Arakawa as he reads a proclamation tonight at 6 p.m. in the Front Lawn of the County Building honoring Homeless Awareness Week. The program includes an introduction by Jan Shishido Song about Homelessness, Mayor Arakawa’s proclamation, and a candlelighting ceremony and vigil led by Wailuku GBC Youth. The event will close with a moment of silence and closing prayer led by Joyce Kawakami of Feed my Sheep.

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Makawao Third Fridaystarts at 6 p.m. and promises to kick off your holiday season…ready or not. Scheduled entertainment includes:

  • Tree Lighting Ceremony
  • Kalama Intermediate Band
  • Seabury Hall Band

Baldwin Avenue will be closed between Brewer Road and Makawao Avenue from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m.

  The three-day Point Panic Festival begins here on Maui (before continuing to Oahu and then Kauai) tonight. The show, held on the MACC lawn, features Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, Groundation, and Paula Fuga and Mike Love. Tickets to the festival are $35. Doors open at 5 p.m. and the show starts at 6 p.m.

Saturday, November 17

  OK, so it’s not exactly what we pictured, but the Women Helping Women Extreme Makeover: Shelter Edition starts at 5:30 p.m. at Cary and Eddie’s Hideaway in Kahului. No, they won’t be giving extreme makeovers to any of the ladies, but they will be raising money for Women Helping Women’s Fix It Fund to help with important repairs and maintenance on the shelter building. The cost is $75 for a buffet dinner and live local entertainment or $150 plus all of the above plus casino gaming.
  The ladies of `Ahahui Ka`ahumanu, a Hawaiian women’s society, reprise the colorful sights and isle sounds of the iconic “Hawai`i Calls” radio show that was broadcast live weekly from Waikiki for four decades from 1935 to 1975. The women present hula, and music by recording artists Elizabeth “Kopa`a Tita” Morales and Joni deMello of Na Hoku Hanohano award-finalist group, `Ahumanu. The evening also features a dinner buffet and silent auction. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and tickets are $35. Event proceeds benefit educational scholarships. For tickets, see members of the nonprofit group or call 281-9257 or 264-5522.

R. Carlos Nakai and Keola Beamer. Courtesy image.

Keola Beamer’s reputation as a composer, arranger, guitarist and vocalist continues to achieve new heights with his work as one of the composer-performers on the Oscar-nominated film, The Descendants. The music featured in this concert was inspired by the nationally televised PBS Hawai‘i special Keola Beamer: Mālama Ko Aloha (Keep Your Love). Joining Keola on stage are R. Carlos Nakai, Native American flutist and nine-time Grammy Award nominee, and jazz pianist virtuoso, Geoffrey Keezer.Tickets: $12, $28, $37, $85 VIP7:30 p.m. in the Castle Theater

Sunday, November 18

  Swing by the Hard Rock Café in Lahaina between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. for the Imagine There’s No Hunger Benefit. WHYHUNGER’S global campaign. “Imagine There’s No Hunger” was made possible with the generous permission and support of Yoko Ono Lennon. Donations start at just $1, and purchasing the bracelet, limited edition pin, men’s t-shirt, or women’s t-shirt will help fight childhood hunger and poverty worldwide through grassroots solutions that secure basic rights to food, water, land, jobs, and credit. Admission is free.
  It’s opening night for the First Light Film Festival. Shows start at 5 p.m. with Love, Marilyn. Love, Marilyn takes an intimate look into the never-before-seen letters, diaries and notebooks of Marilyn Monroe. Appearing on screen to perform Marilyn’s words are renowned contemporary actresses, including Marisa Tomei, Uma Thurman and Glenn Close. At 7:30 p.m. is Crossfire Hurricane. The Rolling Stones are chronicled in Crossfire Hurricane, which documents key periods of their career and their incredible adventures. Period interviews, extensive live performance material and news archive footage complete the documentary, which takes its title from the opening lines of “Jumping Jack Flash.”Tickets are $12.

 

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