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This Weekend: Maximize Your Jellybean High

Vanessa Wolf doesn’t really groove on sugar, but she does enjoy the occasional black jellybean.

By Vanessa Wolf

Bill Cosby, but you probably already knew that. Courtesy photo

Bill Cosby, but you probably already knew that. Courtesy photo

Step away from the Peeps and the Cadbury Eggs.

Slowly peel the fake plastic grass off your face and pump the brakes.

Sugar highs can put you on a wild and crazy roller coaster, son, but you’re gonna be okay.

Exhale and settle into your Easter weekend options.

Best Reason to Drink a Pint…or Three

Maui Brewing Company holds a quarterly fundraiser to help Maui’s native forest birds. March brings “Pint Night for the Birds.”

Maui’s native forest birds are on the brink of extinction. Biologists are searching for ways to help these birds and funding is decreasing every year.

Come to the Maui Brewing Company Brewpub tonight from 6 p.m. to midnight. Half of the night’s proceeds will support research on these unique birds. Bird biologists will be available to talk about the birds and the research.

Best Reason to Bust Out Your Fat Albert Impersonation

Known for his unmistakable voice as much for his endorsement of Puddin’ Pops, Bill Cosby’s career spans five decades and virtually all media.

He is responsible for a string of best-selling comedy albums, which have garnered him five Grammy Awards.

In the 1980s, he arguably changed the face of sitcom TV with The Cosby Show.

We haven’t heard of him much lately…until now. Bill Cosby will be playing the MACC tonight at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets are $45, $55, $75, $85, $115

Best Reason to Instruct Someone to “Talk to the Hand”

The Grande Spa's Treme Salt Baths. Photo courtesy Grand Wailea.

The Grande Spa’s Treme Salt Baths. Photo courtesy Grand Wailea.

Celebrate all that is divas with Spa Grande’s exclusive two-hour after-hours “Divas Night Out” Terme event.

Indulge in the Grand Wailea’s famous Hydrotherapy Terme Circuit featuring hot-and-cold whirlpool and jet baths, five chocolate baths, cascading massage waterfalls, dry and steam saunas, tropical showers and full-body exfoliation.

The event starts at 7:30 p.m. and costs $55 for adults and $25 for little divas.

Best Reason to Abandon All Common Sense Trying to Win a Silent Auction

Art with Heart, the student-run philanthropic arts club of Seabury Hall, presents their fourth benefit showcase of student-produced fine and performing arts — “Waking Up” — on Saturday, March 30.

Held in the new state-of-the-art `A`ali`ikūhonua Creative Arts Center, the evening will consist of a gallery and silent auction of fine art starting at 5:30 p.m. accompanied by delicious food, refreshments and live music.

This is followed by more live music and acting, dance, and poetry readings at 7 p.m.

All proceeds from the show will support Art with Heart’s goals to promote the arts and education here on Maui and abroad.

Locally, the club brings art projects to the children at the Ke Hale A Ke Ola homeless shelter and to the special-needs adolescents in the Best Buddies Program.

Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for students. Children five and under are free. To reserve tickets, call 573-1257.

Best Reason to Get Weird

IntoTheForestPreFlier-TobenThis Saturday brings the latest Art=Mixx event, Finding the Forest, a mixer for the over-21 and young-at-heart crowd that fuses art, music and food.

The MACC’s pavilion and courtyard will be buzzing from 7 to 11 p.m.

The social experience features techno and house music with DJ CIA, art-making activities, video displays, food catered by Whole Foods, and built-in beverage bars in the courtyard.

The event promises an opportunity to “network with colleagues, meet new friends and just have fun in the open-air covered patio.”

Cover is $10.

Aware of something cool or amazing or incredible or jaw-dropping or WTF that’s happening or going to be happening on Maui? Why are you still sitting there reading these words!? LET US KNOW ABOUT IT: events@mauinow.com

 

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