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Wassup? Entertainment & Food Events Oct. 14–18

October 14, 2015, 2:00 AM HST
* Updated October 14, 2:15 PM

Wondering what to do this weekend? Check out Maui Now’s chronological listing of some of the island’s best events…

Look for this information no later than every Thursday afternoon.

For more of what’s happening on Maui, visit the Maui Now Events Calendar.

Through Oct. 17
Hawaiian Sisterhood”-An Art Show celebrating the multicultural complexion of the women of Maui
Pā‘ia · Tamara Catz Boutique · 1 a.m. to 7 p.m.
This is a unique event of art, dance and chanting to celebrate women in our community; 25% of proceeds will be donated to Women Helping Women (a local shelter for women).
Every Wednesday

George Kahumoku Jr. Slack Key Show Every Wednesday in Napili
Lahaina · Napili Kai Beach Resort ·  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 Napili Kai Beach Resort’s Aloha Pavilion. Click the link above for more information from Maui Now.
Every Thursday
Willie K Thursday’s
Wailuku · King Kamehameha Golf Club · 6:30 p.m. Dinner · 8 p.m. Show
Willie K and his band will perform in the King Kamehameha Golf Club’s Waikapū Ballroom on Thursday nights. Willie K captivates audiences worldwide with his astounding performances and remarkable array of musical styles. The evenings will begin with a prime rib and seafood buffet. Click the link above for more information from Maui Now.
Thursday, Oct. 15
Postmodern Jukebox
Kahului · The MACC ·  7:30 p.m.
2C2C Entertainment Group & Hyatt Regency Maui Resort & Spa proudly present Scott Bradlee’s Postmodern Jukebox, for the first time in Hawaii! Postmodern Jukebox is a rotating group of musicians producing covers of pop songs in the styles of jazz, ragtime, and swing. They were recognized by doing a doo-wop rendition of Miley Cyrus’s, “We Can’t Stop,” Other covers include; Iggy Azalea’s “Fancy” (as a flapper-inspired tune) & Kesha’s “Timber” (transformed to a doo-wop confection). With over 200 million weekly YouTube views their constant tours attract a fantastic following worldwide. Prepare to be Wowed.”
Every Friday
Mark Twain to Return to Pioneer Inn in October
Lahaina · Pioneer Inn · 6:30 p.m.
Maui actor Rick Scheideman will return to the Pioneer Inn in Lahaina as Mark Twain. An Evening with Mark Twain will open with a preview on Oct. 9 and run on Friday nights from Oct. 23 through Dec. 4. With humor and wisdom, Twain will share aspects of his fascinating life, including his time on Maui. A cash-bar will be provided. A talk story session will immediately following the performance,” for more info and the rest of the story (click on the link attached).Call (303) 507-0987 or (808) 276-4201 for further information and to make reservations.
Friday, Oct. 16 & 17
Lahaina Plantation Days
Lahaina · Pioneer Mill Co. Smokestack & Locomotives Exhibit · 5 to 10:30 p.m. on both days. This year, Lahaina Plantation Days will highlight the multiethnic cuisines of Hawai‘i, originating from the plantation era: Hawaiian, Chinese, Japanese, Portuguese, Filipino, Korean, Okinawan and Puerto Rican. Ethnic foods and cooking styles will be demonstrated in the Plantation Life tent along with displays of cooking implements, preserving methods and vegetable gardens. An early 20th century kitchen complete with kerosene stove, pie safe, ice box, kitchen gadgets and various food items of that period will also be recreated. The community event also features entertainment by Maui’s popular musicians and performers, food booths by top Maui restaurants, Maui Brewing Co. beer and wine garden, MauiGrown Coffee tent, plantation camp maps, plantation artworks by well known local artists, a kids’ game zone, and farmers’ market. Lahaina Plantation Days is supported in part by Ka‘anapali Land Management Corp., the County of Maui Office of Economic Development and Hawai‘i Tourism Authority.”
Saturday, Oct. 17
Maui Fil-Am Heritage Festival Features Food, Arts & Activities
Kahului · Maui Mall · 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Some of Maui’s most esteemed chefs will go head-to-head on Saturday, Oct. 17, during the Maui Fil-Am Heritage Festival®, which celebrates Filipino-American History Month with food, art, dance, culture, contests and games. Chefs Joey Macadangdang, chef/owner of Joey’s Kitchen; Alvin Savella of Pulehu, an Italian Grill at the Westin Kā‘anapali Ocean Resort Villas; and Ritchard Cariaga of Ka‘ana Kitchen-Andaz Maui at Wailea will compete in the Master P-Noy Chef Cook Off. Click the link above for more information from Maui Now.
19th Annual Maui Youth Ukulele Players Contest
Lahaina · Hula Grill Kaanapali
Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. followed by a ukulele workshop at 9:15 a.m. Contest begins at 10 a.m.
Complimentary breakfast and lunch will be provided for all contestants. Forms available at Bounty Music, Lahaina Music, Mele Ukulele and online at
Sunday, Oct. 18
Aloha ‘Āina Unity March
Lahaina · Kamehameha Iki Park · 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The Aloha ‘Āina Unity March is dedicated to awareness, education, and activation of the issues affecting Hawai’i’s sacred sites, cultural landscapes, agricultural land, water and ocean. Entertainment, speakers, hula after the march at Kamehameha Iki Park from 1:30 to 5 p.m. Entertainers include Napua Greig and halau, Koa Hewahewa and much more.
Monday, Oct. 19
Women & Wine
Lahaina · Montage Kapalua Bay · 6 to 9 p.m.
Hosted by Eileen Crane founding wine maker and President of Domaine Carneros Winery. This sparkling wine tasting will take place at the breath taking Cliff House near Kapalua Bay. There will be an assortment of four different wines and pūpū will be served as well. Men are welcome to join. A portion of the proceeds will go to Women Helping Women. Reserve you spot today and call (808) 662-6681.






Friday, Oct. 23
Emmanuel Lutheran to Host Pumpkin Fest
Kahului · Emmanuel Lutheran Schools · 3 to 10 p.m.
One night only enjoy a pumpkin patch, games, craft vendors, country store, used book fair, silent auction, fun house, food vendors and entertainment. Click the link above for more information from Maui Now.

The Maui AIDS Foundation Presents 5th Annual Halloween Fundraiser ‘Creatures of the Night
Kihei · 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. The public is invited to come in costume, dance under the full moon and raise money for a great cause at this 21-and-over event. Click the link above for more information from Maui Now.
Saturday, Oct. 24
17th semi-annual Main Hawaiian Islands Monk Seal Count
Various locations ·  9 a.m. to noon 
NOAA Fisheries hosts its 17th semi-annual Main Hawaiian Islands Monk Seal Count. The public is invited to participate by spending a few hours along the coastline looking for the endangered Hawaiian monk seal. In August, the National Marine Fisheries Service issued a final rule protecting nearly 7,000 square miles of critical habitat for Hawaiian monk seals, a species considered among the world’s most endangered marine mammals. State officials say the monk seal population is down to around 1,100 and falling at 3% per year. Participation in the count is open to anyone, and no experience is needed.
Interested individuals must attend one of the following pre-count meetings to learn how to participate:
Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2015, 6-7 p.m. at the Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary in Kīhei; or
Thursday, Oct. 22, 2015, 6-7 p.m. at the Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary in Kīhei.
RSVP to Nicole Davis, Maui Nui Marine Mammal Response Coordinator at [email protected]
The public can report sightings of Hawaiian monk seals in Maui County to NOAA Fisheries Maui Seal Sighting Hotline at: (808) 292-2372, or the Marine Mammal 24hr toll-free Hotline: 1 (888) 256-9840.
Sunday, Oct. 25
Sean Robbins’ ‘The Olanui Tour’ to Come to Maui
Kahului · Maui Arts and Cultural Center (The MACC) · 7 to 9 p.m.
Nā Hōkū Hanohano-nominated artist Sean Robbins will perform at Rhe MACC along with Miss Aloha Hula, Nāmakana Lim. Robbins made a big impact with the debut of his first album, Olanui, which was nominated for three awards in 2015. He now follows up with the first leg of The Olanui Tour. Robbins has developed his own unique style of progressive slack key art. Click the link above for more information from Maui Now.
Through Oct. 31
Lahaina · Hard Rock Cafe · 10 p.m.
The Hard RockCafe Maui will host eight nights of live music fundraisers for the Pacific Cancer Foundation through Oct. 31. A percentage of the proceeds from the Annual Halloween Dance Party on Halloween night will also go to the foundation. For the past 16 years, the Hard Rock PINKTOBER campaign has raised millions of dollars globally for breast cancer awareness and research. This weekend’s events start at 10 p.m. and are 21-and-over events unless otherwise noted: Friday, Oct. 16: TOLO for the Tatas with Kaliko’s Way (Live Bands); Saturday, Oct. 17: Ultimate Panache Pageant Official After Party.
Friday, Oct. 30
The Maui Monster Massive
Kihei · Diamonds Ice Bar & Grill · Doors open at 8 p.m.
The island’s biggest costume party and dance music event, will return for it’s fourth year on Friday, Oct. 30, beginning at 9 p.m. at Diamonds Ice Bar & Grill in the Azeka Shopping Center in Kīhei. Maui DJs, performers and producers have collaborated to put on a spectacle of a show. This year, special guest DJs will be flown in from all over the state and beyond (see story for names). The event will also include gogo­ dancers, a large soundstage, a laser light show, a free photo booth, dancing all night long, and last but not least, the costumed crowds. Costumes are highly encouraged. Drink specials all night long, free prizes and giveaways from local sponsors, as well as media outlets capturing the night’s celebration. Doors open at 8 p.m. to the 21- and-over crowd. No cover or pre­-sales are required this year; instead, event promoters encourage attendees to make donations to local charities. Ample parking will be available.



Maui Ocean Center Celebrates Makahiki Season

Wailuku · Maui Ocean Center · Through November· Times Vary: See schedule by clicking link above.
Maui Ocean Center, The Hawaiian Aquarium, will celebrate the islands’ Makahiki season in November with traditional Hawaiian games, food, live music, hula and special guest lectures/demonstrations by members of the Hawaiian community (see “Makahiki Schedule” below). Guests are invited to immerse themselves into the Hawaiian culture to learn about Makahiki and the intimate relationship that exists between the Hawaiian people and the sea. The aquarium extends its gratitude and warmest mahalo to America’s service personnel; US police, fire, lifeguard and emergency medical service personnel will receive 50% off general admission with valid identification for the entire month of November. More information about Aquarium activities in November, advance ticket purchases and aquarium savings packages are available online or through the special events hotline at (808) 270-7000, option 3.

Friday, Nov. 6
2nd Annual Made In Maui County Festival, 2015
Kahului · Maui Arts and Cultural Center (The MACC) · 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
“The Made in Maui County Festival is the largest products show in Maui County, featuring over 140 vendors offering a wide variety of made-in-Hawaii products, including food, produce, art, crafts, jewelry, fashion, gifts, collectibles, and more, ALL in one location—the Maui Arts & Cultural Center. Serious shoppers who want a one-day head start can purchase tickets for a special “Shoppers Preview” to be held on Friday, Nov. 6. Tickets are limited, only 500 will be sold to the general public.
On Saturday, Nov. 7, the Made in Maui County Festival festivities include demonstrations, a fashion show, food trucks, and prize drawings. The first 2,000 attendees will receive a free Festival tote bag. The Festival is co-presented by the Mayor’s Office of Economic Development and the Maui Chamber of Commerce. For more information, visit
Friday, Nov. 13 to 15
25th Celebration of Hula O Nā Keiki, Nov. 13-15
Kā‘anapali · Kā‘anapali Beach HotelThe 25th anniversary celebration of “Hula O Nā Keiki”, Maui’s only children’s hula competition, is set to take place Nov. 13-15, 2015, at the Kā‘anapali Beach Hotel in West Maui. The competition commemorates the art of hula, one of Hawai‘i’s richest traditions, and brings the dance to light through the movement of keiki trained in both modern and ancient forms. Participants ranging in age from five to 17 will compete in their respective categories for both solo and pair titles. There’s also an opportunity to win part of the $13,000 in cash and prizes awarded each year.The competition includes a judge’s interview as well as hula performances in both kahiko (ancient) and ‘auana (modern) dance categories. Dancers are also judged on their proficiency in the Hawaiian language, and the appropriateness of their costume. For more information from Maui Now, click the link above.
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