Weekend Round-Up: Wailuku Friday, Couture, IGNITE
By Madeline M. Ziecker
Keep it mellow on Friday night and stop by First Friday in Wailuku for dinner, shopping, and live music . You’ll want to save your energy for Saturday’s Couture Hawaii Runway Fashion Show at the MACC, followed by DJs without Borders’ late night party at Moana Cafe.
Maui has become accustomed to the monthly fun of Wailuku’s First Friday, but this Friday offers some particularly special events.
The Iao Theater is having a street sale with costumes and props from Maui OnStage’s recent productions. The sale begins at 6 p.m. This month’s event is dedicated to fallen Maui serviceman, Kraig Vickers. This First Friday is also the first official event in Maui County being held by Festivals of Aloha, an annual event which celebrates Hawaiian heritage with activities on the islands of greater Maui.
There will be live performances by Makaha Sons, Ikaika Blackburn, Joel Katz, Gene Argel & Ohana at the Wailuku Banyan Tree Park and HiRiZ and Dejavu at the Maui Things Stage.
COUTURE HAWAII RUNWAY FASHION SHOW at The MACC’s Yokouchi Pavilion Courtyard. Saturday 9/3 at 6 p.m.
Fashion shows on Maui are few and far between. The public can enjoy a showcase of collections from Anne Namba from O’ahu, UH Maui’s Couture Club, Bernard Foong and Maggie Coulombe from Maui. The event will be hosted by Andy South, Season 8 Finalist from the reality television show, “Project Runway.”
In addition to the show itself, the event includes cocktails, appetizers, accessories for sale, and and after-party with dancing and music by DJ CIA until 10 p.m.
This fashion show is in collaboration with the exhibition, “Hawaii’s Alfred Shaheen: Fabric to Fashion.”
Tickets are $35 or $100 for a VIP package that includes a gourmet boxed meal. Visit www.mauiarts.org, or call 808-242-746 to buy tickets.
DJs WITHOUT BORDERS PRESENTS: IGNITE at Moana Cafe, Saturday 9/3 starting at 10 p.m.
The lines get pretty long by the time the doors open, so make sure to get there early enough to get in. Another tip – leave the jacket at home. Moana’s dance floor can get toasty.
Costumes are encouraged – wigs, wings, masks, tu-tus and top hats. If not, face and body paint will be available inside.
$10 cover charge at the door. This is a 21 & over event.
See our Event Calendar for more events this long weekend.