Weekend Highlights Include Innovative Acts
By Vanessa Wolf
You know the one.
On this day in 1864, Union General William Tecumseh Sherman burned Atlanta, Georgia and started Sherman’s March to the Sea.
Then, in 1979 – exactly 115 years later – a package from the Unabomber Ted Kaczynski began smoking in the cargo hold of a flight from Chicago, Illinois to Washington, DC, forcing the plane to make an emergency landing.
1 + 1+ 5 = 7
Seven rhymes with Kevin, which rhymes with heaven.
We think not.
In other news, here’s what’s going on this weekend.
Best Way to Help Future Maui Artists
Tonight from 5:30-8:30 p.m. at Hotel Wailea is the 7th Annual Hui No‘eau Wailea Food & Wine Celebration.
This annual benefit in support of community arts education is a relaxing evening featuring the island’s top chefs and vintners. Held in Hotel Wailea’s Anuhea Room, the evening includes generous tastes and samples from crudo to curry and cabernet to chianti.
There will also be an array of silent auction items.
The event is $150 and tickets are available by calling 808-572-6560.
Most Interesting Thing On This List
Tonight at 7:30 p.m., BAMP Productions brings Odd Future, a 10-member cult rap collective from Los Angeles.
Members range from 16 to 20 and are known for their sense of humor and confrontational subject matter.
Core members Earl Sweatshirt, Mike G, Left Brain, Hodgy Beats, and Tyler the Creator started making music with collaborators Taco, Matt Martians, Domo Genesis, Syd, and Jasper Dolphin in 2007.
Darn it. Taco snagged our cult rap name before we could make it big.
This show comes with a language advisory and an unspoken “maybe skip if you tend to be simultaneously humorless and hypersensitive” advisory. You know who you are.
Tickets are $25, $35 and $45.
Best Way to Support Current Maui Artists
On Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 16 and 17, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. is the Lahaina Arts 46th Birthday Bash Fundraiser.
The Lahaina Arts Society will be celebrating 46 years of supporting the Maui artist community with the “Art in the Park” festivities under the historic Lahaina Banyan Tree.
In addition to artwork for sale, there will be a silent auction benefiting the Lahaina Arts Association and live entertainment, a community mural, keiki art table, tie-dye workshop, face painting, whew!, birthday cake and much more.
This free event is open to all ages.
Best Way to Keep Supporting Hospice Maui
If you dined out on Tuesday to help Hospice Maui, then get our your dancing shoes and eat your Wheaties.
Deja Vu 8, Maui’s self-proclaimed “Dance Event of the Year” occurs Saturday, Nov. 15 at the King Kamehameha Golf Club’s Waikapu Ballroom from 7:30 to 11:30 p.m.
Entertainment features Hawaii’s premiere variety dance band Asian Blend led by dynamic vocalists Anna Marie Love, Jay Molina, Tarvin Makia, Dave Ray Toma and Desiree Echalas-Toda.
The Fabulouos Shamroks (sic) will open the evening and Maui recording artists NUFF SED will shut things down.
In addition to all that movin’ and groovin’, a free round trip for two with air fare, five nights in a hotel and three meals a day will be given to the lucky winner of the 7-11 roll off. All participants are eligible for the grand prize.
Tickets are $55 and include a “deluxe nacho bar.”
Tickets can be purchased at Topaz Jewelry in the Dolphin Plaza Kihei, Rome to Paris in the Kaahumanu Mall, or A Saigon Cafe in Wailuku.
Best Chance to Watch Two People Play the Same Piano
The MACC is really getting bold with some of its acts.
On Sunday, Nov. 17 from 3 to 5:30 p.m. enjoy the dual – but not dueling – piano stylings of Anderson and Roe.
Greg Anderson and Elizabeth Joy Roe revolutionize the piano duo experience for the 21st century as they strive “to free the world from the constraints of sleep-inducing concerts” and make classical music a relevant and powerful force. It’s been said that “their exuberant interpretations capture the utter joyousness and virtuosity of music.”
Essentially – Google the videos – they play the same piano together in a somewhat aggressive manner and there’s a lot of wind blowing and possibly people covered in paint. Move over classical music; there’s a new sheriff in town.
Tickets are $12, $30 and $40.
Best Excuse to Get Stoopid
Since you’re already at the MACC, you may as well stay and experience a (no doubt medically necessary and entirely legal) contact high this Sunday, Nov. 17 from 6 to 10 p.m. when Slightly Stoopid and Barrington Levy play the MACC’s Yokouchi Pavilion.
Based in Ocean Beach, CA, Slightly Stoopid describes their music as “a fusion of folk, rock, reggae and blues with hip-hop, funk, metal and punk.”
The band is joined by Barrington Levy, a reggae and dancehall artists from Jamaica, cited as an influence on the music of Slightly Stoopid.
He did some collaborations with them on their 2005 album Closer To The Sun and released a new single on his own – “Love the Way She Love” – in September of this year.
Tickets are $38 for general admission and $70 for VIP.
Prices go up slightly to $42 and $77 the day of the show.