Maui Arts & Entertainment

Weekend Roundup: First Friday, The Throwdowns, Jim Brickman

August 5, 2011, 9:55 AM HST
* Updated August 5, 11:32 AM
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By Kristin Hashimoto   

If you’re wondering what’s going on this weekend and where you should go, check out this week’s picks for entertainment. This Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Wailuku and Kahului is where you want to be.

First Friday in Wailuku makes its monthly appearance with live music, street vendors and local food. Shops will be open for people to peruse and wander in and out of all night. The fun begins around 5:30 p.m., but you may want to arrive a little early, as parking can be problematic. This free event is family friendly.

On Saturday August 6, The Throwdowns will have their CD release party at the Yokouchi Pavillion at the Maui Arts and Cultural Center. Crooner Lily Meola, songstress Kimie Miner, Moth, Reggae-vibin’ Marty Dread and more will be helping the Throwdowns celebrate their debut album, Legs of Our Own. The gates open at 5 p.m., and the entertainment begins around 6 p.m. Tickets are $25 day of the party and $20 in advance. Visit www.mauiarts.org to get your tickets, or call 808-242-7469. For more detailed information visit www.mauiarts.com, www.thethrowdowns.com, or view the entertainment section of MauiNow.com.

Jim Brickman, image courtesy of Bernal

On Sunday August 7, Jim Brickman will be in concert at the Maui Arts and Cultural Center at 3:00 p.m. This hit-maker has a mellow sound, pop lyrics and catchy tunes. Jason Segundo, American Idol finalist, will also be performing that day. For more information on this story, keep checking back with the entertainment section of MauiNow.com. Tickets run from $25 to $65 dollars. Pre-show munching is available from Aloha Events Catering.

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