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This Weekend: Pancakes, Pidgin, and More

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To anyone who witnessed a discombobulated but still somehow (hopefully) beguiling woman in a very strange outfit pounding furiously at a diseased laptop PC at an undisclosed location on South Kihei Road: sorry ’bout that.

By Vanessa Wolf

Haleakala. Photo by Vanessa Wolf.

Haleakala. Photo by Vanessa Wolf.

Best Additional Reason to Head to Lahaina

It’s Lahaina Friday, yo.

There will be live music, that wing eating contest this writer keeps threatening to win, and other fun stuff.

And while you’re already there, you might want to check out Ha’ina Hou’s feature “The Park in Our Backyard.”

From 7:30 to 8 p.m., Maui author Jill Engledow will be talking about “The Park in Our Backyard,” a short history of Haleakala National Park and the events that led to its establishment. The talk will include a PowerPoint presentation of vintage photos from Engledow’s book, “Haleakala: A History of the Maui Mountain,” which, as the name implies, tells the story of the park.


The book itself is available at the adjacent Village Gifts and Fine Art and Engledow will be available to sign copies of the book.

In addition, the popular candlelit tour of the Baldwin Home Museum will be held from 6-8:30 p.m. The $7 tour fee includes admission to the Wo Hing Museum at 858 Front Street. Children 12 and under who are accompanied by a paying adult get in free.

Best Reason to Head/Stay Upcountry

Insomniac DJ Thrill will be spinning a blend of “American culture” (we could take guesses as to what that means, but it would be just that: guesses) and house music at Casanova’s in Makawao tonight starting at 9:45 p.m.

DJ Thrill has recently shared the stage with AN21, Max Vangeli, Sultan & Ned Shepard, and Guy Gerber and if you find that impressive, we suggest you get there early.

Cover is $10 at the door.

Best Way to Recuperate From All of Last Night’s Fun


PancakesBoy Scout Troop 22 is holding their annual breakfast this Saturday.

The meal includes pancakes, eggs, breakfast meats, fresh fruit and beverages. Yum!

They had us at “breakfast meats.”

The meal is just $7 per person and you can find it from 7-11 a.m. at  Kamali’i Elementary School (180 Alanui Keali’i Dr.) in Kihei.

Best Reason to Do It All Over Again


It’s a warehouse party, kids.

Hit 200 Waiehu Beach Road (the Yhatta Warehouse for those in the know) at 6 p.m. on Saturday for Insomnia! (The exclamation point is part of the title, not that we’re not enthused and stuff also.)

The event promises a “night of non-stop entertainment and dancing!” The line-up includes DJ Swamp, DJ Deviant of Fuzzbox, DJ Trouble’, DJ Illz, DJ Andrew Dana, DJ Kr8z, Super Groupers (Navid, Illis It, and Ohtoro), B. Nobil, Skeptic & CP. Did you ever see that Portlandia skit where everybody including Carrie’s mom became a DJ? Yep.

Cover for this DJ-travaganza is $20. Sorry youngsters. You must be 21 with a valid ID to get in.

Best Way to Gain Insight Into Why Food is Called “Grindz”

Think you’re so smart?

Here’s an excuse to get even smarter.

On Sunday at 3 p.m. in the McCoy Studio Theater at the MACC, take in the film Pidgin: The Voice of Hawai‘i.

The Maui Roller Girls. Courtesy photo

The Maui Roller Girls. Courtesy photo

Not to be confused with the dude reviewing movies (although maybe he’ll review this one? Wouldn’t that be a mind-bender?), “Pidgin: The Voice of Hawai‘i “ explores the language-styling of Hawaii’s people.

The film covers pidgin’s rise from plantation jargon to a source of island identity, pride and controversy.

Born on sugar plantations and spoken by more than half of Hawaii’s population, pidgin is here to stay.

The documentary asks, “Once again under attack by educators and bloggers, will pidgin survive?”

Oh, those bloggers.

A Q&A session with producer and director, Marlene Booth, and Tommy Young will follow the screening.

Tickets are $10.

Best Opportunity to Watch Badass Women Be Badass

It’s the Maui Rollergirls 5th birthday and in celebration they will be going head-to-head with the Oregon Trail Nutz at 4 p.m.

Tickets are just $5 in advance or $10 at the door.

The skullduggery takes place at 4 p.m. at CDF Engineering LLC (400 Hana Hwy, Unit K,) in Kahului.

Don’t bring any booze, peeps, ‘cause that’s against the rules.

Aware of something cool or amazing or incredible or jaw-dropping or WTF that’s happening or going to be happening on Maui? LET US KNOW ABOUT IT: [email protected]

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