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Maui’s Weekend: Jimi Hendrix to Maui Pops

November 30, 2012, 10:08 AM HST
* Updated December 2, 1:51 PM
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By Vanessa Wolf

Friday, November 30

The ten-piece band Ozomatli once described their sound as “you drive down Sunset Boulevard and turn off your radio and roll down your windows and all the music that comes out of each and every different car, whether it’s salsa, cumbia, merengue, or hip hop, funk, or whatever, it’s that crazy blend that’s going on between that cacophony of sound.”


With their wide array of musical styles—an urban-Latino collision of hip hop and salsa, dancehall and cumbia, samba and funk, merengue and comparsa, East LA rhythm & blues, Jamaican reggae and Indian raga—the band has always followed a key mantra: taking you around the world by taking you around L.A.

Experience it yourself tonight at 7:30 p.m. at the MACC in the Pavilion/Courtyard. Tickets are $35.

  Also at the MACC, experience an up close and personal side of Maui’s own Keali‘i Reichel tonight.

Hawaii’s award-winning kumu hula, chanter and world-renowned recording artist, in the intimate setting of McCoy Studio as he shares his chants, songs and stories.


Audience interaction and impromptu mele have become a signature of this popular series.Reichel performs tonight at 7:30 p.m. in the McCoy Studio Theater.


Tickets are $35 or $65 for VIP.

  Comedians Jonny Sparkles and James Mane have been tearing up the Oahu comedy scene and Internet with their “Guys with Issues” podcast.

This outrageous comedic team are bringing their irreverent humor to Maui at Stella Blues this evening.
Jonny Sparkles is a stand up comic and co-host of Guys With Issues. Jonny has performed with Andy Bumatai, Paul Ogata and Tommy Davidson.

James Mane is the creator and owner of Mars Comedy and host of Guys With Issues (a Hawaii based comedy podcast).


The show starts at 10 p.m. tonight. Tickets are $10 online and $15 at the door

Saturday, December 1

  Are you experienced?

Well, ready or not, Rosalind Modica presents the Electric Church, a tribute to what would have been Jimi Hendrix’s 70th birthday.

The event doubles as a benefit for Manoa radio and features an all-star lineup of local musicians including Vince Esquire Band, Don Lopez, Dave D, James Somera, Nils Rosenblad, Josh Greenbaum, Shawn Michael, Marty Dread, Gina Martinelli and more. T

his is also a 60’s costume party so wear your finest skin tight velvet leisure suit or other psychedelic gear.

The show runs from 8:30 p.m. to midnight at Three’s Bar and Grill.

Tickets are $15 in advance or $20 at the door.

  Lia Live and the Kryptones will be hosting their “So Nice” Single Release party at Charley’s in Paia.

The show starts at 10 p.m. and a free download will be offered to the first 50 people.


Tickets are $10 each

  Head to Longhis in Lahaina for the first in a series of “Bass Invaders” events, a DJ-based show with a focus on – imagine that – hard thumping bass.

Several DJs will be spinning including Alex Suplex from British Columbia, DJ Matos from Northern California, DJ Lovelace, and DJ Deviant.


The show runs from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. and tickets are $10.

Sunday, December 2

Sculptor Tim Garcia. Photo courtesy Tedeschi Winery.

Celebrate the arrival of the holidays at King Kalakaua’s Hula Circle in Ulupalakua.The “Ulupalakua Sparkles” event features a blessing by Kahu Dane Maxwell, hula and singing by Gordean Bailey and Halau Hula Wehiwehi O Leilehua.There will also be the unveiling of new sculptures made by Tim Garcia from the fallen and felled trees.The event runs from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the ranch. There will be wine tasting, food available at the ranch store, and the best specials of the year on wine and gifts.

The blessing starts at noon at the Ulupalakua Hula Circle at the Tedeschi Winery.

  The Maui Pops Orchestra and guest performers will share holiday favorites in a festive atmosphere during the annual Holiday Pops concert this Sunday at 3 p.m.

Guest violin soloist Ignace “Iggy” Jang, concertmaster of the newly formed Hawai’i Symphony, will perform movements of The Four Seasonsby Vivaldi.

Some of Maui’s finest musicians and vocalists will present holiday songs to cheer your heart and put you in the spirit of the season: Jerry Eiting, Jimmy Mac, Alexis and Steven Dascoulias, Erin Smith, Felicity Raugust, Jamie Lawrence and Lily Meola.

The show will be held in the Castle Theater and tickets are $10, $25, $35, and $45


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