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Wassup? Entertainment & Food: Oct. 1–4 and Beyond

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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 Thursday through Sunday, Oct. 1 through 4 and beyond…

Look for this information no later than every Thursday afternoon.

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Thursday, Oct. 1
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.
Friday, Oct. 2
Hulu Lindsey, "2014 Female Vocalist of the Year." Photo provided by Ka‘ahumanu Church.
Ka‘ahumanu Church Fundraiser Scheduled for Oct. 2
Kahului • Velma Santos Community Center • 5 to 10 p.m.
A fundraiser for restoration efforts for Ka‘ahumanu Church will be held on Oct. 2 from 5 to 10 p.m. at the Velma Santos Community Center in Kahului. The Kokua Ka Hale Pule (Support the Church) event will be headlined by “2014 Female Vocalist of the Year” Hulu Lindsey, the “songbird of Maui.”
Oct. 2–4
Maui Pride Weekend Scheduled for Oct. 2 to 4
Various locations on Maui
The Maui Pride Weekend is scheduled from Friday to Sunday, Oct. 2 to 4, at various locations on Maui. The event will include a film festival, dance parties, a Haleakalā hike, the Love Is Love Community Pride Festival, vendor booths, food trucks, an awards dinner and scholarship presentations.
Saturday, Oct. 3
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? Andaz Maui Launches New Cooking Classes at Ka’ana Kitchen
Wailea  Andaz Maui • Ka’ana Kitchen  noon to 2:30 p.m.
Andaz Maui at Wailea Resort is preparing to launch a new series of cooking classes at Ka’ana Kitchen. Students will have the opportunity to cook alongside Chef de Cuisine Ben Marquez, learn new skills and perfect culinary techniques.
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.
Saturday, Oct. 3
 Kumu Kimokeo Kapahulehua will be honored with the Legacy Award by the Hui o Wa’a Kaulua. ? Cultural Icon to be Honored with Concert and Dinner
King Kamehameha Golf Club • Wailuku • 6 p.m.
Kumu Kimokeo Kapahulehua will be honored with the Legacy Award by the Hui o Wa’a Kaulua, in what singer Amy Hānaialiʻi Gilliom says is sure to be a “magical evening.” 
Beginning Oct. 3
Festivals of Aloha Announces Event Schedule
? Festivals of Aloha Announces Event Schedule
Hāna, Oct. 3–10 • Moloka‘i, Oct. 810
The Festivals of Aloha continue through October 2105. Each ho‘olaule‘a will include crafters, food and mele. The festivals fittingly culminate with an action-packed agenda in heavenly Hāna, lots of hula and Hawaiian music, all happening at the one of the most authentic, unspoiled locations in the world.
noises off Maui OnStage Presents Comedy, ‘Noises Off’
Wailuku • ʻĪao Theater
Maui OnStage will present Noises Off, a classic British farce, Fridays through Sundays, through Oct. 11, at the Historic ʻĪao Theater.
Sunday, Oct. 11
Photo courtesy Aubrey Hord. Maui ‘Ukulele Festival Scheduled for Oct. 11
Kahului • The MACC • 1 to 6 p.m.
The 10th Annual Maui ‘Ukulele Festival is scheduled for Sunday, Oct. 11, from 1 to 6 p.m. in the A&B Amphitheater at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center in Kahului.
Beginning Oct. 11
Hard Rock PINKTOBER Hard Rock to Host PINKTOBER Fundraisers
Lahaina • Hard RockCafe Maui
The Hard Rock Cafe Maui will host eight nights of live music fundraisers for the Pacific Cancer Foundation beginning Oct. 11. A percentage of the proceeds from the Annual Halloween Dance Party on Halloween night will also go to the foundation.
Wednesday, Oct. 14
George Kahumoku, Richard Ho’opi’i and Led Kaapana. Courtesy photo. Special Slack Key Show 12th Anniversary Celebration, Oct. 14
Nāpili • Nāpili Kai Beach Resort Pavilion
A celebration to mark the 12th Anniversary of George Kahumoku Jr’s Slack Key Show – Masters of Hawaiian Music, takes place on Wednesday, Oct. 14, at the Nāpili Kai Beach Resort Pavilion in West Maui.
Oct. 17 & 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.
Image provided by the Maui AIDS Foundation.

Maui AIDS Foundation to Hold Halloween Fundraiser
Kīhei • Kono’s on the Green • 9 p.m. to 2 a.m.
The Maui AIDS Foundation will host its 5th Annual Halloween Fundraiser, “Creatures of the Night,” at Kono’s on the Green in Kīhei on Oct. 23, from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m.
Saturday, Oct. 24
Creature at the Bates Motel. Photo provided by Brian Evans. The Maui Celebrity Series Continues at Sheraton Maui
The Maui Celebrity Series continues with its founder, Brian Evans, performing classics and original big band songs on Saturday, Oct. 24, in The Maui Ballroom at the Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa in Lahaina.
 Wednesday, Oct. 28
Te Vaka Returns to Maui on Oct. 28
Te Vaka Returns to Maui on Oct. 28
Lahaina • Maui Theater • 7:30 p.m.
Opetaia Foa‘i’s South Pacific band Te Vaka will return to Maui for the first time in eight years for one night only, on Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2015, at 7:30 p.m. at Maui Theatre Lahaina. Tickets go on sale today, Aug. 20, at the Maui Theatre Box Office.
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. Upcoming events include Fifth Friday Town Party on Oct. 30 and TriLāna‘i on Nov. 22.
 Through October
 Beers pairings for Sheraton Maui's Black Rocktoberfest four-course menu. Photo by Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa. Black Rocktoberfest On Tap at Sheraton Maui
Kāʻanapali • Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa
Raise a beer glass and dig into some German food in Kāʻanapali this October. Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa invites beer lovers to celebrate Black Rocktoberfest with a special beer-pairing dinner, on tap Thursday, Oct. 1, through Saturday, Oct. 31.
Chef Isaac Bancaco's dish of Opelu, Opakapaka, Brandade, fine herbs and lavosh for the Hawai'i Seafood Month launch party at MiGRANT Maui. Photo by Under my Umbrella, Inc.
Hawaiʻi Seafood Month will involve 50+ restaurants and retailers across the state in October, with launch parties, dining events and technology to track your seafood from ocean to plate. Maui already played host to the first event.

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