Weekend Roundup: Reggae, Free Movies, Obon and Pageantry
By Kristin Hashimoto
On this beautiful Maui weekend of windy days and perfectly sublime blue skies, outdoor activities are calling. Today at the Maui Arts and Cultural Center’s Yokouchi Pavillion, the 6th Annual Reggae in the Valley concert will begin at 5:00 p.m. Performers include: Sly Dog, Maoli, Hoaikane, Kolohe Kai, Natural Vibes, and the Hot Rain Band with Siaosi/Kiwini, Vaitai/Laga, Savea/Damon Williams, FIJI and J BOOG. Tickets are $35 at the door, with a pre-show dinner that have Maui eateries such as: Famous Dave’s BBQ, Outrigger Pizza, Alexander’s Fish, Ono Gelato and Maui Kazowie Kettlecorn, making their grinds available to all. Doors open at 4:30 p.m., at the MACC. Call 808-242-7469, or visit www.mauiarts.org.
If you’re on the Lahaina side, check out the Lahaina Gateway Shopping Center Saturday Night for free movie night. Two short surf documentaries will begin at 7:15 p.m. Then surfing penguins abound at 8:15 p.m., in the full-length, animated family film, Surfs Up. These screenings are free. No coolers and lawn chairs please. Visit www.lahainagateway.com for more information.
Upcountry? Not a problem. The Makawao Hongwanji Obon Festival continues tonight, Saturday July 23, with their service at 6:30 p.m. and dance at 7:30 p.m. This free event is located at the Makawao Hongwanji Mission at 1074 Makawao Avenue. Dancing will continue until around 9:30 p.m.
Tomorrow night, Sunday July 24, at the Maui Tropical Plantation, the 1st Annual, Miss Maui Hawaii Keiki Pageant and Miss Hawaii Iki Keiki Pageant will be in full bloom. Proceeds from the event will go to the Childrens Miracle Network. Tickets are $25 in advance and $35 at the door. This event for the keikis will begin at 6:00 p.m. For more information visit www.mauitropicalplantation.com. The plantation is located at 1670 Honoapiilani Highway between mile markers 2 and 3.