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Weekend Rampant With Food, Music and Auctions

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   August 9th, 2013 · No Comments · Featured, Maui Arts & Entertainment

By Vanessa Wolf

“The only reason why we ask other people how their weekend was is so we can tell them about our own weekend.”

~Chuck Palahniuk

There you have it from Mr. Fight Club himself.

Now get out there and have a weekend worth bragging about.

lahaina halloween 2011 crowd shot

Front Street, Lahaina. File photo by David Kvasnicka.

Best Opportunity to See More Break Dancing

Break dancing is back, baby.

At least here on Maui.

Tonight’s Lahaina Second Friday will bring a “Summer Block Party” to Front Street tonight.

DJ Ron will be playing summer tunes and conducting a light show from the balcony of the Lahaina Yacht Club.

You can watch a surf movie courtesy of Honolua Surf and Billabong and see a special performance by Maui Break Dancing Movement.

In addition, Front Street restaurants have created special menu items for a “Pupu Crawl,” and Bubba Gump Shrimp Company will feature their specialty drinks like Georgia Peach Iced tea, Strawberry Mango chiller and their famous Coronarita.

Best Reason to Get Into a Bidding War

Tonight’s Maui Calls event affords you the opportunity to gorge yourself silly on food from some of the island’s best restaurants, but there will also be live music and plenty of chances to empty your pockets competitively bidding for cool stuff like having the Old Lahaina Luau in your back yard or dancing on Bev Gannon’s coffee tables… in her home (for reals).

You can see by the look in their eyes that these ladies are gripped with auction madness. Photo courtesy Aubrey Hord.

You can see by the look in their eyes that these ladies are gripped with auction madness. Photo courtesy Aubrey Hord.

How can you be sure to win?

Let’s break it down for you: Bid. More. Than. Everyone. Else.

Duct-taping your primary opponents into a bathroom stall until bidding is over may serve as a tempting Plan B, but Maui Calls is a charity event, so maybe save that maneuver for the next time you’re at Sotheby’s.

The event starts at 6 p.m. and tickets are $175 for each individual, and tables run from $1950 to $10,000 for a table of 10.

Best Excuse to Get Your Groove On

Honolulu-based Kings of Spade will once again be bringing their high-energy, urban funk, soul/blues, and rock sound to Charley’s on Friday night.

Following up a 22-city mainland tour this past March, the show is a fundraiser for their second studio album which is set for release in October of this year.

They will be sharing the stage with Tempe, AZ blues rockers, Sara Robinson and The Midnight Special and Maui’s Little Sister and The Black Sheep Nephews.

Doors open at 9 p.m. and the 21-and-over show starts at 9:30 p.m. Tickets are $20 at the door.

Best Excuse to Start Drinking at Noon

Ko's Makai catch will be served as part of the lunch. Courtesy photo

Ko’s Makai catch will be served as part of the lunch. Courtesy photo

Kō, the signature restaurant at The Fairmont Kea Lani, will be hosting a special wine pairing luncheon in celebration of iconic Napa Valley winemaker Miljenko “Mike” Grgich’s 90th birthday.

The luncheon will be held at noon tomorrow and features three courses of Chef Tylun Pang’s award-winning dishes paired with Grgich Hills winery selections.

The menu will feature ahi poke, fresh catch fish, coconut curry lamb chops and lilikoi sorbet.

The wines chosen for the pairings are the winery’s refreshing 2011 Fumè Blanc, crisp 2010 Chardonnay and complex 2008 Merlot.

To make reservations, call 808-875-2210.

Best Reason to Check out Maui’s Answer to Hollywood’s Walk of Fame

This Saturday from 5 to 8 p.m. Akakū: Maui Community Television, presents its Third Annual Maui Walk of Heroes, with comedy, music, silent auction and fun.

Honorees Governor Neil Abercrombie, Kimokeo Kapahulehua, and Teya Penniman of Maui Invasive Species Committee will place their handprints and footprints in cement in front of Akakū’s Kahului studio.

The event will be hosted by comedian Andy Bumatai. There will also be live music and food.

The event will be held at Akaku on Dairy Road and is free to the public. Event organizers ask that attendees come “sporting your M/HFUU shirts and hats and help tell our story to the many community leaders that will be present at this event.”

Best – and Likely Only – Chance to Spend Just $19.63 for a Four-Course Dinner

The Sheraton as seen from Black Rock. Courtesy photo

The Sheraton as seen from Black Rock. Courtesy photo

On Sunday night, Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa will be celebrating their 50-year anniversary.

The evening highlights will include a vintage car display by Maui Classic Cruisers, models exhibiting resort fashions of the Hawaiian designer Tori Richard, and entertainment by the trio Leokani.

Their anniversary is your gain with a special pre fixe family-style dinner at 6 p.m.

Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa’s Executive Chef Greg Gaspar will be preparing a four-course meal for $19.63 per person.

The menu includes chilled papaya wrapped with prosciutto, cherry tomatoes stuffed with Maine Bay shrimp, Waipoli greens with grilled Big Island hearts of palm and Hawaii Rancher’s grilled rib eye steak with Ali’i mushrooms and Tahitian pepper-spiced pan-roasted Pacific salmon.

Dessert will include Fuji apple fruit tarts with Vermont cheddar cheese, Hawaiian sweet bread pudding with chocolate sauce and assorted anniversary petit fours.

A cash bar will serve beer, wine, cocktails, and the special anniversary Makana cocktail. Children under five are free of charge. Seating is limited. Please make a reservation by calling 808-921-4600.

Aware of something that’s happening or going to be happening on Maui? LET US KNOW ABOUT IT: events@mauinow.com

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