Maui Arts & Entertainment

Maui’s Weekend: Macbeth to “Ghoulin Rouge”

October 26, 2012, 9:08 AM HST
* Updated October 28, 4:34 PM
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By Vanessa Wolf

Friday, October 26

  Maui Mall is excited to announce its biggest Halloween celebration yet, with the Halloween Carnival on Friday, October 26, 2012 from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Families are invited to enjoy: Trick-or-treating throughout the mall at 5:30 p.m. and dancing with life-sized Cartoon Characters at 5:45 p.m.Pet Costume Contest at 6 p.m. featuring most original, cutest, best pet and owner look-alike.Keiki costume contest at 7 p.m.7:00 p.m. Keiki Costume Contest for ages 0-2, Ages 3-4, Ages 5-8, Ages 9-12

Pre-register for both events at Fun Factory in the Maui Mall by 6 p.m.

Montessori School of Maui’s 2nd annual Halloween costume party Ghoulin Rouge, to raise funds in support of the school’s mission. The theme for this year’s event is “Cirque de Freak” creating the lavish and entertaining environment of a retro traveling circus. Supporters are encouraged to don their most creative costume and plan for a night of fun, to include great food, drinks and dancing to the music of Valerie the Vibe Goddess! 6 – 10 p.m., 21 and over. Tickets are $85 each or private lounges with extra trimmings for parties of ten are available for $1,750 or $2,500.

Russell Peters. Courtesy photo.

This Friday, Russell Peters – ranked as the 7th highest paid comedian by Forbes – plays at the Maui Arts and Cultural Center. His observational style of comedy highlights racial, ethnic, class and cultural stereotypes. Having grown up in an Indian family, he impersonates the varying accents of different groups, poking friendly fun at each. For mature audiences only. $29.50/gen adm, $45/reserved seats, $65/premium seats. 8pm. Maui Arts and Cultural Center, Castle Theater.

Saturday, October 27

  To honor and celebrate the generous spirit of volunteerism, the County of Maui, Volunteer Center is presenting the 5th Annual Volunteer Expo 2012 from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. at the Queen Kaahumanu Shopping Center main stage.“This is a great way to showcase these 25 exhibitors to the community. The world of non profits is what helps make Maui No Ka Oi” said Wendy Stebbins, County of Maui Volunteer Coordinator. Entertainment includes Zumba, ukulele virtuoso Derick Sebastian, Maui Academy of Performing Arts and Seabury Hall Hawaiian Ensemble. Members of the public are also encouraged to check out exhibits, play games and chat with the 25 non-profit agencies that signed up to be expo vendors.
  The Angkor Wat International Film Festival is at the MACC October 27 and 28th. Among others, the festival will be showing “Making of The Dark Side of the Moon” at 6 p.m. on the 27th. Pink Floyd offers a track-by-track look at the making of the album, featuring interviews with band members Roger Waters, David Gilmour, Nick Mason and Richard Wright, plus rare acoustic versions of “Breathe” and “Brain Damage.”  Tickets are $10 per film or $24 for a pass for three films.
  If you already have tickets, then you know you’re one of the lucky few going to the Noble Chef event at the Fairmont Kea Lani in Wailea.The annual event is Maui Culinary Academy’s largest fundraiser, which helps benefit education, student career advancement and community service. The event serves both as a fundraiser and training event for upcoming chefs attending MCA. If this sounds interesting, well, better luck next year, as the event is sold out.

Sunday, October 28

  Get into the Halloween spirit at the Haunted Haiku Hike. The hikes begins at 2 p.m. and run until 8 p.m. on the half hour. The Haunted Herdsman leads a storied tour by the attractions and then you are free to roam the enchanted land. While on the Haunted Haiku Hike you will encounter The Headless Paniolo who lost his head to a falling coconut, The Cave of Moonshine Jim who
lived there for longer than anyone remembers, a Zombie Camp of dead miners called back by the powers of Halloween, and a Haunted Maze where all who go in don’t always come out. Hike along the creek in Spider Alley to get the the Fortune-Telling Waterfall Gypsy for words of wisdom. Tarot cards hold the knowledge of the universe, so don’t be afraid to ask a question to the Reader. Adults are $20 and kids are $5.
  Maui Academy of Performing Arts (MAPA) presents Macbeth, at the Steppingstone Playhouse. Shakespeare’s dark tragedy of ambition, passion and the fight for the soul of a man and a nation. Directed by David C. Johnston and starring William Makozak in the title role. Join the director and cast for discussions about the production after the matinees on October 28 and November 4. Show times are Friday, October 26 to Sunday, November 11. Fridays & Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 2:00 p.m. Tickets are $18 adults, $15 seniors & students.

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