Weekend Round-Up: OctoberFEST, Blanchard, Fil-Am
By Madeline Ziecker
This month’s First Friday in Wailuku will feature special events for October.
Moth XP will headline OctoberFEST on the Maui Thing stage, sharing original live music. Other live music will be performed by the Kalama Intermediate School Ukulele Band on the Banyan Tree Park stage and Gene Argel at Cafe O Lei.
Magicians Timothy Wenk and Brenton Keith will pair to stroll Market St. and dazzle and entertain audiences as they go.
The Bailey House Museum will offer free entry from 5:30-8 p.m. to their new exhibit “The Mapping of Hawaii,” tracing Hawaiian history through Hawaiian maps and prints.
Food and drinks are always something to look forward to at First Friday. This month Native Intelligence will be selling fresh Hawaiian food and will open its awa (kava) bar. The long awaited return of beer garden is here, featuring cold drafts. Proceeds will benefit Na Leo Kako’o, Hawaiian Immersion Kula Kaiapuni.
See more details on what to expect for Wailuku First Friday’s OctoberFEST.
TERENCE BLANCHARD TO PERFORM Friday, October 7 at 7:30 p.m. in the Pavilion/Courtyard. Tickets $35 in advance, $40 day of show (plus applicable fees). As of 3:30 p.m., the MACC say plenty of tickets remain.
Terence Blanchard is one of the most celebrated jazz and film score musicians of his generation. His main instrument is the trumpet, but he is also versed as a bandleader and score composer.
Blanchard is a multiple Grammy Award Winner and has been nominated for a Golden Globe for his film score achievements. In addition to writing his own scores for films such as Malcolm X, The Tempest, and Their Eyes Were Watching God, Blanchard has also been a featured musician in films Salton Sea and Do the Right Thing.
In addition to his contributions to Jazz music as an artist and composer, Terence Blanchard also currently serves as Artistic Director at The Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz Performance at Loyola University in New Orleans, Louisiana where he was born.
The Maui Filipino Chamber of Commerce will host a day of Filipino food, dance, crafts, music, history, fashion and culture. The event marks October as Filipino American History month.
The festival will also include eating contests, food booths from local Filipino restaurants, and a best Filipino dressed contest where some winners will take home round-trip air fair to Las Vegas and the Philippines.