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Maui’s Weekend: Classical Piano, Paula Fuga, Oktoberfest

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By Vanessa Wolf

Friday, October 12

  It’s Second Friday, and Lahaina is doing it up! From 6-9 p.m., in honor of National Breast Cancer Awareness month, Lahaina will go pink for second Friday.  There will be live music, history, culture and Art Night. Lahaina will also serve as the destination for the Harley Owners Group State Rally. Afterward, Fleetwood’s on Front Street will host a BBQ buffet for the Hawaii State Rally Harley Owners’ Group, with additional tickets to be sold to the general public for $50. The price includes a BBQ buffet, and either a beer, glass of wine or a soft drink. Front Street will be closed to vehicular traffic between Lahainaluna Road and Dickenson Street from 5:30-9:30 p.m.

Baldwin Home Museum

Baldwin Home Museum, image courtesy of Lahaina Restoration Foundation.

If the noise and merriment of Second Friday is too much, step back in time and visit the Baldwin Home Museum with a tour by candlelight. Tours are held 6 to 8:30 p.m. The Baldwin Home Museum is located on the corner of Front and Dickenson Street in the heart of historic Lahaina. Tickets are $8 for adults over 13 and $6 for kama’aina, senior citizens over 65, and military personnel. Children under 12 are free, and admission also allows entry into the Wo Hing Museum on Front Street. Experienced docents lead the tours with refreshments following on the front lanai.
  Haochen Zhang, the youngest and the first Chinese competitor to be awarded the prestigious Nancy Lee and Perry R. Bass Gold Medal at the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition, plays at the Castle Theater at 7:30 p.m. Since his win, the 22-year-old has captivated audiences in the United States, Europe and Asia with a unique combination of deep musical sensitivity, fearless imagination and spectacular virtuosity.Tickets are $12, $30 or $40.

Saturday, October 13


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The Japanese Cultural Society of Maui will be holding its annual cleanup at the Japanese Gardens at the Kepaniwai Park & Heritage Gardens in Iao Valley from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Families are encouraged to attend to view the many monuments at the park and share stories of Japanese immigration with their children. Those attending are asked to bring garden tools, trash bags, and portable chairs. Lunch and water will be served following the cleanup. To RSVP, contact Rodney Ryugo at 250-9714.
  In November 2009, Congress passed a bill officially recognizing October as Filipino American History Month.To help celebrate Filipino-American History Month, come to the Maui Mall in Kahului from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. for the Maui Fil-Am Heritage Festival. Enjoy the Filipino food, the entertainment, the art, and marvel at people eating baluts as fast as they can. (Is there any other way???) At 11:30 a.m., watch Maui Now’s Vanessa Wolf participate as one of the judges of the Master P-Noy Chef Contest.
  Experience the “Sweet Reverie” of Paula Fuga, Mike Love & Sam Ites at Stella’s Supper Club at Stella Blues. Fuga has toured with Jack Johnson and attributes her initial dive into a solo act to Johnson’s encouragement. Fuga’s rough Oahu upbringing has inspired and encouraged many to simply “be good” and keep the faith, and her undying talent continues to charm and wow audiences.Dinner and show: 6 p.m., $60. Show only: 7:30 p.m., $30.

Sunday, October 14

  Sports car enthusiasts are invited to bring their cars to Maui Motor Sports Park in Kihei to participate in the Maui Sports Car Club of America Solo Autocross. Gates open at 8 a.m. The cost is $25 for members; $35 for visitors plus a $15 weekend pass.

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The Maui ‘Ukulele Festival starts at 12:30 p.m. at the Pavilion/Ampitheater at the MACC. Enjoy a relaxed afternoon of island music with highly acclaimed musicians as they celebrate Hawaii’s beloved instrument. Renowned ‘ukulele advocate and teacher Roy Sakuma will serve as emcee. Popular ‘ukulele musicians scheduled to perform include: Ohta-san with Nando Suan, Kamakakehau Fernandez, The Hula Honeys, Aidan James, Ka’ala Cormack & J-Town Hui, Honey Bun & The Coconuts, Daniel & Nelly Toyama Baduria, Seabury Hall Hawaiian Ensemble, and Kalama Intermediate School ‘Ukulele Band. Island food and crafts will be available for purchase. Admission is free.
  Oktoberfest starts at 3 p.m. at the Pineapple Grill Kapalua. For $25, eat all you can at the German-inspired buffet. There will be a sausage station, featuring Kielbasa – Polish-style pork and beef links; WeissWurst- Veal and herbs; Chicken and apple sausage; Portuguese Wurst- Hawaiian Style sausage and Brat Wurst. The sausages will be served with a variety of buns, condiments and sauerkraut and side dishes including, caraway potato salad, pineapple cole slaw, French fries and onion rings. The Maui Brewing Co. Beer Garden will feature their specialty Oktoberfest beer and Hana Hou Helles Bock. Beer and other beverages not included in price.The Green Bay Packers vs. Houston Texans will be televised on a 60” HD flat screen TV as you enjoy your bratwurst. Festivities will last until the end of the game.


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