By Vanessa Wolf
We were going to tell you this whole weird thing about how in medieval England today was “Slab of Bacon Day” and maybe some joke about bringing home the bacon and frying it up in a pan… but it really was too stupid to stomach.
That stated, every day is some sort of eye roll-inducing “day” and you can thank us for sparing you the knowledge of what nonsense you might waste your time commemorating and simply getting down to brass tack with regards to this here weekend’s events.
How Can You Argue With a Band Called the Haiku Hillbillys?
Tonight from 6 to 9 p.m. Makawao will be hosting its “Summer Bash” event where you can enjoy dancing under the stars with The Haiku Hillbillys, which is grammatically incorrect but presumably on purpose.
Maybe a couple of the band members are named Billy, for instance. Who knows?
Meanwhile, in addition to dancing the night away on Baldwin Avenue, guests will enjoy a wide variety of food vendors, shopping and more.
Please note Baldwin Avenue will be closed between Brewer Road and Makawao Avenue, between 5:30 and 9:30 p.m.
Best Second Chance to Catch “Hawaiian: The Legend of Eddie Aikau”
Tonight at 8 p.m. at the Castle Theater catch an encore screening of Hawaiian: The Legend of Eddie Aikau.
Originally shown as part of the Maui Film Festival last month, “Hawaiian” tells the story of legendary Hawaiian big wave surfer, pioneering lifeguard, peacemaker, cultural activist and crew member of the Polynesian voyaging canoe Hōkūle‘a, Eddie “Would Go” Aikau.
Born on Maui, Aikau later moved to O’ahu with his family in 1959. In 1968, he became the first lifeguard hired by the City & County of Honolulu to work on the North Shore. Not one life was lost while he served as lifeguard at Waimea Bay.
The local saying, “Eddie Would Go,” refers to his willingness – if not enthusiasm – to take on big waves that other surfers would shy away from and his courage to make a rescue in seemingly impossible situations.
Tickets to the film are $20 and benefit the Eddie Aikau Foundation.
Best Excuse to Eat Pie for Breakfast
On Saturday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. is the 3rd Annual “Pie Tweetup.”
This free event is hosted by Kupu Maui and open to the public.
The catch? You must bring a homemade pie.
Sweet and savory varieties are fine so long as they are made with a focus on local ingredients and do not contain dairy or whipped cream, per the health department. This is a lesson we suspect was learned the hard way.
If you want to attend and don’t bake or are on vacation, the organizers ask that you bring eco-friendly paper plates (no Styrofoam), eco-friendly forks, napkins and eco-friendly cups. Please email [email protected] for a list of needs.
The event will be held at Maui Tropical Plantation in Wailuku.
Attendees are asked to RSVP for planning purposes.
Best Event for Your Little Ones
On Saturday night at 6 p.m. the Maui Arts and Cultural Center will be filled with music and vendors selling food and keiki-friendly crafts in preparation for a 7:30 p.m. free movie screening.
The Starry Night Cinema will be presenting Disney-Pixar’s “Up,” a tale of heartache, friendship and adventure as two unlikely characters find that dreams really can come true, even if they take a really long time to do so. There are also talking dogs. Oh yeah.
Bring a blanket or chair and maybe some tissues.
Best Reason to Dine for a Good Cause
There are only a few tickets left for tomorrow night’s Grow Some Good event.
On Saturday at 6:30 p.m., Grow Some Good will be holding an encore fundraising dinner at Capische? restaurant in the Hotel Wailea.
Chefs Brian Etheredge and Christopher Kulis will be showcasing school garden-grown ingredients in a four-course dinner with wine pairings, during an exclusive sunset event on the restaurant’s garden terrace.
The menu will start with passed appetizers made from the Grow Some Good garden.
Tickets are $98 and include wine pairings throughout the dinner service.
Reserve your seating by contacting Capische? at (808) 879-2224. Reservations are taken by phone with a credit card.
Best Reason to Get “Under the Sea” Stuck in Your Head All Day
This weekend, Theatre Theatre Maui will be presenting Disney’s The Little Mermaid Jr.
Don’t let the “Junior” part throw you, the show is adapted from Disney’s 2008 Broadway production, and features the hit songs “Part of Your World,” “She’s in Love,” and the Oscar-winning “Under the Sea.”
The production stars campers from the 2013 Westside Youth Summer Camp and directed by Kristi Scott, with music by Vania Jerome.
Tickets are $10 and $5 for kids 12 and under.
You can catch it tonight and tomorrow at 7 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. in the Spa Haleakala Ballroom at the Westin Resort.
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