Weekend Round-Up: Lahaina Friday, I Keia Manawa, Poetry Slam

November 11, 2011, 12:59 PM HST · Updated November 11, 2:47 PM
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By Madeline Ziecker

New Friday Town Parties logos by Gilbert & Associates.

LAHAINA SECOND FRIDAY TOWN PARTY/VETERAN’S DAY Friday, November 11 (11/11/11). Several events and locations providing free activities and entertainment near Front St. 

This week Lahaina will host the second official Maui Friday Town Party of the month. The event will also be a celebration for Veteran’s Day, and Front Street will be decorated with alternating US and Hawaiian flags to commemorate our veterans.

Willie K. will perform at Kimo’s starting at 9 p.m. with no cover charge. Willie will also be handing out free slices of Hula Pie to those who arrive earliest.

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Some participating Lahaina restaurants will offer 10-20% discounts from 4-8 p.m. This is a good way to get free parking for the evening (restaurant validation).

American and Hawaiian flags. Photo credit: Wabisabi Maui.

The Baldwin Home Museum will celebrate Lahaina Second Friday by offering free candlelit tours of the historic Baldwin Home from 6-8:30 p.m.

The Village Gallery will host a gala reception for “Eleven, Eleven, Eleven,” a show featuring 11 multi-medium artists. The Gallery is located at 120 Dickenson Street behind the Baldwin House Museum and the reception will be held from 6-9 p.m.

Lahaina Printsellers will host a New Zealand Art and wine tasting event for Lahaina Second Friday. New Zealand artist Simon Williams will show his collection of Maui oil paintings paired with New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc and an array of pupus including white truffle popcorn, pepper berry caramelized macadamias, and  Sauvignon Blanc poached prawns with Maui avocado mousse and Hawaiian sea salt. Contact Rick at Lahaina Printsellers for more details at (808) 667-5815.

"Kahului" by Malie Andrade, mixed media installation.

MEET THE ARTISTS OF I KEIA MANAWA (IN THIS TIME) ART EXHIBIT OPENING Saturday, November 12. Starts at 5:30 p.m. in the MACC’s Schaefer International Gallery. Free.

Four Hawaiian women artists have gathered to create “I Keia Manawa (In This Time),” a multi-media investigation into “social issues of historical relevance with Hawaiian cultural, environmental, and political ideas.”

The works featured by artists Maile Andrade, Kalili Chun, April Drexel and Kapulani Landgraf will include mixed media in the form of fiber, glass, painting, photography and instillation-based work.

The exhibit makes its debut this weekend, where all four artists will be present to meet with the public.

Image from "Word Becomes Flesh."

'Word Becomes Flesh." Courtesy photo.

“WORD BECOMES FLESH” POETRY SLAM Sunday, November 13. Starts 7:30 p.m. at the MACC. Tickets are $12,$28 and $38.

National Poetry Slam champion Marc Bamuthi Joseph presents “Word Becomes Flesh,” a show blending spoken word with hip hop music and dance.

The show uses poetry, hip-hop dance, live music and visual art to tell the story of young single father’s perspective while his unborn son develops for 9 months in the womb.
The mixed emotions and trials themed in the show are examined critically lyrically and choreographically. Word literally becomes flesh as the show attempts to translate lyric to choreography.
Tickets can be purchased by calling the MACC Box Office at 242-7469 or online at MauiArts.org.
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