Maui Arts & Entertainment

Wassup? Entertainment & Food: Sept. 23–27

September 23, 2015, 10:38 AM HST
* Updated September 23, 1:32 PM
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Wondering what to do this weekend? The following is a chronological listing of some of the island’s best events scheduled from Wednesday through Sunday, Sept. 23 through 27 and beyond…
Look for this information no later than every Thursday afternoon.

? Foodie Event

Wednesday, Sept. 23
A Toast to Tuscany at Pulehu Menu Announced for “A Toast to Tuscany” at Pulehu
The Westin Kā‘anapali Ocean Resort Villas • 6 p.m.
Chefs at The Westin Kā‘anapali Ocean Resort Villas have designed a four-course dinner menu to complement Tuscan Sun Wines, all part of “A Toast to Tuscany,” happening Wednesday, Sept. 23 at 6 p.m. This culinary and wine experience will be held at Pūlehu, an Italian Grill, with Frances Mayes, author of the New York Times bestseller, Under the Tuscan Sun.
George Kahumoku Jr. Slack Key Show Every Wednesday in Napili
George Kahumoku Jr. Slack Key Show Every Wednesday in Napili
Napili • Napili Kai BeachResort • Aloha Pavilion • 7:30 p.m.
George Kahumoku Jr. will present his Grammy Award-winning slack key show, Masters of Hawaiian Music, every Wednesday this month at 7:30 p.m. at Napili Kai Beach Resort’s Aloha Pavilion.
The MACC to Present 'Upaj: Improvise' in September
The MACC to Present ‘Upaj: Improvise’ in September
Kahului  The MACC • McCoy Studio Theater • 7:30 p.m.
Upaj: Improvise will take the audience behind the scenes to watch the birth and journey of India Jazz Suites, a phenomenal East-meets-West collaboration featuring Indian Kathak Master and Guru Pandit Chitresh Das, and tap star Jason Samuels Smith.
Thursday, Sept. 24
Willie K to Perform Dinner Show Thursdays in Waikapū Ballroom
Willie K to Perform Dinner Show Thursdays in Waikapū Ballroom
Waikapū • King Kamehameha Golf Club
Willie K and his band will perform in the King Kamehameha Golf Club’s Waikapū Ballroom on Thursday nights.
Thursday–Sunday, Sept. 24–27
Nobuhiro “Monster” Tajima, shown here racing the Pike’s Peak Hillclimb in his custom-built, $5 million electric race car, will appear in the Maui Fair Parade and greet the public at the County Tent at the fair. Photo courtesy TEAM APEV.
? Legendary Race Car Driver to Be Featured at Fair
Kahului • Maui Fair • War Memorial
Mayor Alan Arakawa has announced that the Maui County tent at the Maui Fair will offer high-energy excitement with two Tesla electric vehicles—a Roadster and a Model S—and legendary race car driver and innovator Nobuhiro “Monster” Tajima.
Friday, Sept. 25
Soul Kitchen. Penny Palmer photo. Soul Kitchen Opens for HAPA at Kīhei Fourth Friday
Kīhei • Azeka Shopping Center Mauka.
Soul Kitchen Maui will open for the legendary HAPA at the Kīhei Fourth Friday Town Party on Sept. 25, which will take place between 6 and 9 p.m.
Friday & Saturday, Sept. 25 & 26
Moon Festival lights Wo Hing Museum yard Lahaina Lahaina Chinese Moon Festival Sept. 25 & 26
Lahaina • Wo Hing Museum
Lahaina Restoration Foundation will present a Chinese Moon Festival at Wo Hing Museum in Lahaina on Friday and Saturday, Sept. 25 and 26, between 10 a.m. and 8 p.m. Admission is free.
Friday, Sept. 25 through Sunday, Oct. 11
noises off Maui OnStage Presents Comedy, ‘Noises Off’
Wailuku • ʻĪao Theater
Maui OnStage will present Noises Off, a classic British farce, Fridays through Sundays, Sept. 25 through Oct. 11, at the Historic ʻĪao Theater.
Saturday, Sept. 26
Maui Fair Fun Run Scheduled for Sept. 26
Maui Fair Fun Run Scheduled for Sept. 26
The Second Maui Fair Fun Run is scheduled for 7:30 pm, at the War Memorial Football Stadium. Online early-bird registration is open through Sept. 20 for a fee of $20 per participant. Late registration begins on Sept. 21 and ends on Sept. 26, 2015; the fee is $25 per participant.
tree house treehouse gallery
New Exhibit to Open at The Treehouse Gallery
Ha‘ikū • Pauwela Cannery • 4 to 9 p.m.
The Treehouse Gallery in the Pauwela Cannery in Ha‘ikū has announced the opening of its latest show, One, Two, Tree. This is an interactive art experience with an opportunity to both view and create art.
Sunday, Sept. 27
chinese Chinese Moon Festival Scheduled for Sunday
Wailuku • Bailey House Museum • 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The Maui Historical Society is hosting this year’s Mid-Autumn Chinese Moon Festival Celebration at the museum.
Maui Fair Chili Cook-Off Benefit to Include Maui's Top Chefs ?  Maui Fair Chili Cook-Off Benefit to Include Maui’s Top Chefs
The 11th Annual Maui Fire Department Chili Cook-Off Fundraiser at the 93rd Maui Fair will be held on Sunday, Sept. 27, 2015, beginning at 3:30 p.m. in the Entertainment Tent.
Hula Festival to Honor Emma Farden Sharpe Hula • Festival to Honor Emma Farden Sharpe
Lahaina Banyan Tree
Maui will honor renowned Lahaina Kumu Hula Emma Farden Sharpe on Sunday, Sept. 27, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., at the Emma Farden Sharpe Hula Festival under the Lahaina Banyan Tree.
7th Annual Keiki Tilapia Fishing Tournament Slated for September 27
7th Annual Keiki Tilapia Fishing Tournament Slated for Sept. 27
The application period opens today for the popular Keiki Tilapia Fishing Tournament hosted by Maui Electric Company and the Kā‘anapali Golf Course. Registration is limited to 600 participants and will close when the cap is met or on the Monday, Aug. 17 deadline, whichever comes first.
Relaunch Maui Celebrity Series to Relaunch with Bob Saget
Relaunch Maui Celebrity Series to Relaunch with Bob Saget
Lahaina • The Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa
The Maui Celebrity Series will relaunch on Sunday, Sept. 27, 2015, with Bob Saget – Live in Concert and special guest Brian Evans, presented by Original New York Seltzer. The opening act will be crooner Brian Evans.
 Wednesday, Sept. 30
 Photo courtesy The Maui Music Club. The Music Club to Hold Open Mic Night at UHMC
Kahului • UHMC Campus
The Music Club of University of Hawai‘i Maui College invites students, staff, faculty and community members to an Open Mic event on Wednesday, Sept. 30, from 5 to 8 p.m., in the Student Lounge.
Through Oct. 3
Two Concurrent Exhibits at Schaefer International Gallery
Two Concurrent Exhibits at Schaefer International Gallery
Kahului • The MACC • Schaefer International Gallery
Schaefer International Gallery at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center will feature two concurrent exhibits—Lærke Lauta: Unconscious Nature and Mary Babcock: Breaking Ground—from Aug. 2 through Oct. 3.
Oct. 17 and 18
 Maestro Robert E. Wills we lead the Maui Chamber Orchestra in a varied program from Bach, Hadyn and Mozart to Stravinsky. Sun Dancer photo. Maui Chamber Orchestra to Present October Concert
Wailuku • ʻĪao Theater
The Maui Chamber Orchestra, under the baton of Maestro Robert E. Wills, will present a challenging and exciting concert and exciting concert on Oct. 17 and 18 at ʻĪao Theater in Wailuku.
Friday, Oct. 23
Barry Lopez. Photo provided by The Merwin Conservancy. Nature Writer, Environmentalist to Speak at The MACC
Kahului • The MACC 
 7 p.m.
Nature writer and environmentalist Barry Lopez will speak at the next installment of The Merwin Conservancy’s The Green Room, a environmental and literary salon series, on Friday, Oct. 23, 2015, beginning at 7 p.m. in the McCoy Theater at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center.
Through Oct. 30
Mālama Wao Akua Exhibition Announces Call to Artists
Mālama Wao Akua Exhibition
Makawao • Hui No‘eau Visual Arts Center
The Hui No‘eau Visual Arts Center will collaborate with the East Maui Watershed Partnership to present the Mālama Wao Akua—a fine art exhibition at the hui’s Makawao gallery.
 Friday, Oct. 30
August–November Events Scheduled for the Island of Lāna‘i
September–November Events Scheduled for the Island of Lāna‘i
September, October and November promise to be an eventful time for the island of Lāna‘i. Four major events are scheduled: Festivals of Aloha on Sept. 12, Fifth Friday Town Party on Oct. 30 and TriLāna‘i on Nov. 22.
Through October
Festivals of Aloha Announces Event Schedule
? Festivals of Aloha Announces Event Schedule Queen Ka‘ahumanu Center in Kahului • 7 to 9 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 18
The Festivals of Aloha continue through October 2105. Each ho‘olaule‘a will include crafters, food and mele. On Sept. 18 at Ka‘ahumanu Center: Keiki entertainment, Hawaiian cultural practitioners, Kalama School Ukulele Band, Kaulike Pescaia & Hālau Kamaluokaleihulu…


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