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Wassup? Food and Events: Oct. 29–Nov. 1

October 29, 2015, 11:48 AM HST
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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, Oct. 29, through Sunday, Nov. 1 and beyond…

Look for this information no later than every Thursday afternoon.

? Foodie Event

Every Thursday

Willie K Thursdays
Wailuku · King Kamehameha Golf Club · Dinner at 6:30 p.m. · Show at 8  p.m. 
“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. For more information and details, or to make reservations, call (808) 243-1025. Click on link above to read the Maui Now article.

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 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.

Thursday, Oct. 29

Nuff Sedd Lead Singer to Perform in Lahaina
Lahaina · Lahaina Restoration Foundation · 6 to 7:30 p.m.
Singer-songwriter Josh Kahula will perform at Lahaina Restoration Foundation’s free Hawaiian Music Series concert on Thursday, Oct. 29, in front of the Baldwin Home Museum. Kahula, lead singer of Nuff Sedd, one of Maui’s most popular bands, is a guitarist and accomplished musician who composed and arranged most of the songs for the band’s recordings. The group’s cutting-edge sound combines music influences from ska and reggae to funk and R&B, and incorporates classic rock, alternative and pop sounds. Nuff Sedd’s debut album received the 2005 Nā Hōkū Hanohano Award for “Reggae Album of the Year” and won several Hawai‘i Music Awards, including “Group of the Year” and “Song of the Year” for the hit single, Cherry Bomb. Limited seating is provided for kūpuna; blankets, mats and low beach chairs are welcome. Click on the link above for the rest of the story.

Through Oct. 30

Kīhei Public Library will present free programs in October in the Children’s Area.Thursday, Oct. 29 · 10:30 a.m.: Toddler Trick-or-Treat Storytime
Toddlers are invited to wear their non-scary costumes for a gentle Halloween storytime followed by an in-library trick-or-treat parade.
Friday, Oct. 30 · 10:30 a.m.: Preschool Trick-or-Treat Storytime
Preschoolers are invited to wear their non-scary costumes for a gentle Halloween storytime followed by an in-library trick-or-treat parade.
Click on link above for more information. Call the library at 875-6833.

Friday, Oct. 30

Pumpkin Decorating at Whole Foods Market
Kahului · Maui Mall · 4 p.m.
Pick out a pumpkin and decorate it yourself!
Annual Halloween Carnival
Kahului · Maui Mall · 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Families are invited to enjoy a special Halloween performance, keiki costume contest, free glitter tattoos, pet costume contest and mall-wide trick-or-treating.
The Maui Monster Massive
Kīhei · 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.
5th Friday Returns to Lāna‘i for October Town Party
Lanai · Lanai Town · 5–8 p.m.
The 5th Friday Lāna‘i Package includes a round-trip ferry ride between Lahaina Harbor and Manele Harbor, round-trip ground transportation between Manele Harbor and Lāna‘i City, and an event passport. Attendees can visit participating businesses and collect passport stamps to earn entry into a free prize drawing. Details can be found at Attendees can choose to depart from Lahaina on the Expeditions ferry at 9:15 a.m., 12:45 p.m. or 3:15 p.m.; however, departure from Manele Harbor is limited to 9:30 p.m. only. The cost for the package is $60 per adult and $50 per child; book online. A discounted price is also available for kama‘āina who already have a ticket booklet from Expeditions. All businesses will be open throughout the event. There will be food booths and restaurants, and several music and entertainment venues. Additionally, attendees will be able to tour and watch movies at the newly renovated Lāna‘i Theater as well as visit the Lāna‘i Culture and Heritage Center. Click on the link above for more information and to read the rest of the article.
Through Oct. 31
Hard Rock to Host PINKTOBER Fundraisers
Lahaina · Hard Rock Cafe · 10 p.m.
The Hard RockCafe 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. For the past 16 years, the Hard Rock PINKTOBER campaign has raised millions of dollars globally for breast cancer awareness and research.
All events start at 10 p.m. and are 21-and-over events unless otherwise noted.
The 2015 Music Events
Friday, Oct. 30: DJ Danny Q (Pre-Halloween Party, DJ)
Saturday, Oct. 31: Fuzzbox Presents (Multiple DJs with Light Show, $20-plus cover, 9 p.m.)
Bands or DJ’s interested in hosting a fundraising night at Hard Rock Cafe Maui during October should contact Ryan Beenken at [email protected] or (808) 667-2578. For more info and to read the rest of this article, click on the link above.

Halloween: Saturday, Oct. 31

Halloween in Lahaina
Lahaina · Lahaina Town
Back for the fifth consecutive year, “Halloween in Lahaina” returns to world famous Front Street on Saturday, Oct. 31, 2015. Last year, the same event drew a crowd estimated at 28,000 people, and this year, police are expecting up to 2,000 more people. For the rest of the article and more information click on the link above.
32nd Annual Ghoulish Gala Karaoke Costume Contest at The Wharf
Lahaina · The Wharf Shops & Restaurants · 5 to 7 p.m.
Following Lahaina’s keiki Halloween costume parade down Front Street Saturday, Oct. 31, The Wharf will hold its 32nd Annual Ghoulish Gala Karaoke Costume Contest. Registration begins at 5 p.m. and contest starts at 7 p.m. Admission and registration are free. Following the Ghoulish Gala, entertainment continues at The Wharf restaurants, which will also offer Halloween specials (see article for “Restaurant Specials”). An open mic session will be held from 6 to 7 p.m. The Henna Gallery Halloween will hold a face-painting station on Front Street. For more info and to read the rest of the article click on the link above.
Pacific Whale Foundation Offers Halloween Lahaina-Mā‘alaea Cruises
Wailuku · Mā’alaea HarborPacific Whale Foundation’s Eco Adventures is offering sunset cruises from Mā’alaea Harbor to the Lahaina Halloween festivities on Saturday, Oct. 31. Guests disembark for two hours to take part in the Lahaina merriment, then re-board the vessel for a cruise back to Mā’alaea under a starlit sky. To read the rest of this article, click on the link above.
Obstacle Z
Paia · Old Maui High School 
Obstacle Z-THE COURSE, 1.75 miles all on campus
Various zones on course. Each zone is 100 to 150 feet in length and vary in width. There will be a few obstacles on course. Waves start at 8 a.m. to 10 a.m., every two minutes of 15 to 20 runners. Course will be well marked so stay on course. Don’t let the zombies take your flags. HAVE FUN. NEEDED: Runners & Zombies. Click link above for more info.
Fun Factory’s Halloween Costume Contest
Kahului · Maui Mall · All Day
Contestant in the best costume wins $50 in Fun Factory game tokens and other prizes provided by other local vendors. Candy will also be available.
Longhi’s Halloween 2015
Lahaina · Longhi’s Lahaina · 9:30 p.m. to 1:30 a.m.
Halloween 2015 Lahaina Gets It’s Groove On With The Funk-A-Holics featuring Charlie Longhi: Guitar Ryan Robinson: Vocals/Guitar Ian Hollingsworth: Drums Fulton Tashombe~Keyboards/Vocals Danny M Bass And The Atomic Horn Dogs with Paul Bunuan: Sax and Danny Weirich: Trombone Plus Stupendous Special Guest Shea Derrick, Vocals— “A Musical Experience”
Pi‘ilani Center to Host Halloween Spooktacular
Kihei · Pi‘ilani Village Shopping Center · 6 to 8 p.m.
Pi‘ilani Village Shopping Center invites the community to a safe Halloween event from 6 to 8 p.m. on Oct. 31. This free family event will feature a costume contest at 7 p.m. Registration will be held at the event booth beginning at 6:30 for children and adult categories. Prizes will be awarded in each category. Participating merchants will pass out trick-or-treat candy and games with prizes will be hosted by the Seabury Hall, Class of 2016. Brenton Keith and His Bag of Tricks and magician Timothy Wenk will provide sidewalk magic. The event will also include face painting, balloons, trunk-or-treat with 10 Maui classic cars. Maui musician Willie K will perform from 6 to 7 p.m.,” by Click on the link above to continue reading this article and for more information.


Wednesday, Nov. 4, 11 & 25

Ukulele Mix Plate in Nov. at The Shops at Wailea
Wailea · The Shops at Wailea · 6 and 8 p.m. Mele Ukulele and The Shops at Wailea invite the public to the free Ukulele Mix Plate events on the first, second and fourth Wednesday—Nov. 4, 11 and 25—at the fountain courtyard between 6 and 8 p.m. Ukulele Mix Plate is an interactive ‘ukulele music event in which attendees can learn about the host culture, about the state’s official musical instrument and even learn how to play. A number of complimentary ‘ukulele will be available, compliments of Mele Ukulele, during the free introductory ‘ukulele lesson. Stop by their retail location on the second floor near Tommy Bahama to sign up. A four-hour event parking validation will be offered with proceeds benefit Maui Food Bank. For more information and to read the rest of the article, click on the link above.

Friday, Nov. 6, 7, 13, 14 

Kamehameha Drama Club Presents Austen’s ‘Emma!’
Makawao · Kamehameha Schools Maui Campus ·
“Kamehameha Schools Maui Drama Club will present Emma! A Pop Musical by Eric Price on Friday, Nov. 6 and 13, at 7:30 p.m., and Saturday, Nov. 7 and 14 at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. at the Keopuolani Hale on the school’s campus. Emma! A Pop Musical, Jane Austen’s classic tale of an aspiring matchmaker who knows what’s best for everyone’s life except her own, is reset in a contemporary coed prep school. Emma’s one goal is to find the best possible boyfriend for her classmate, Harriet. But the art of knowing who likes who is not as easy as it looks. This modern retelling features the hit songs of legendary girl groups and iconic female singers such as Whitney Houston, Cyndi Lauper, Katy Perry, The Supremes, Shania Twain, Sara Bareilles, Avril Lavigne, Paula Abdul, The Ronettes and more,” by For more information and to read the rest of the article, click on the link attached.For additional information, contact Camille Romero at 573-7285.

Friday & Saturday, Nov. 6 & 7

2nd Annual Made In Maui County Festival, 2015
Kahului · Maui Arts and Cultural Center (MACC) · 8 a.m.–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

Saturday, Nov. 7 & 8

The Maui Bird Conservation Center’s Annual Open House of 2015
Makawao · Maui Bird Conservation Center · Tour Times: 8 a.m., 10 a.m., noon, & 2 p.m. 
The Maui Bird Conservation Center welcomes you to their Annual Open House of 2015. The Open House will be held Saturday, November 7, and Sunday, November 8, at 2375 Olinda Road in Makawao. MBCC is a non-public facility which focuses on captive breeding and reintroduction of 6 critically endangered species of native Hawaiian birds. These birds are rarely seen in the wild, making the Open House an exclusive event for viewing these magnificent birds and learning about their conservation. Tour times for both days will be 8:00 am, 10:00 am, 12:00 noon, and 2:00 pm. Space is limited on all tours so please call the MBCC team at 572-0690 to reserve your spot today!
Through Nov. 8
Sean Robbins’ ‘The Olanui Tour’ to Come to Maui
Kahului · Maui Arts and Cultural Center (The MACC) · 7–9 p.m.
Nā Hōkū Hanohano-nominated artist Sean Robbins will perform at The MACC as well as Miss Aloha Hula, Nāmakana Lim, for an incredible performance. 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. For more information and to continue reading this article visit the link above.
Sunday, Nov. 8
Holiday Crafts at Kēōkea Marketplace
Kula · Kēōkea Marketplace · 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The inaugural Holiday Crafts at Kēōkea Marketplace event will be held from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Nov. 8 and Dec. 13 at mile marker 17 on Kula Highway at Ka‘amana Street, a quarter-mile past Grandma’s Coffeehouse. Homestead caterer Pikake Newhouse will prepare her sellout special pastele for the event. The Christmastide venture will also offer seasonal gift items, stocking stuffers, and fresh produce and plants. To read the rest of the article and for more information click on the link above. For event information and vendor applications, contact Kalena Park at [email protected]

Friday, Nov. 13, 14, 15

25th Celebration of Hula O Nā Keiki, Nov. 13-15
Kaanapali · Kā‘anapali Beach Hotel · November 13, 2015 through November 15, 2015 @ TBD
“The 25th anniversary celebration of “Hula O Nā Keiki”, Maui’s only children’s hula competition, is set to take place November 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 info and to read the entire article and to view more photos, click on the link above. The hotel is offering 25th Anniversary packages and kama‘āina rates for this special weekend. For reservations call 1-800-262-8450 toll-free from the US and Canada, or visit the Kā‘anapali Beach Hotel website.

Saturday, Nov. 14 & 15

Annual Ice Sculpting Competition, Exhibition
Lahaina · Lahaina Cannery Mall · 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Maui’s popular International Ice Sculpting Exhibition and Competition will return to Lahaina Cannery Mall. Artists from Japan and across Hawai‘i will demonstrate amazing skill and technique as they transform ice into art during the two-day event. The ice chips will fly from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 14, as visiting artists from Japan demonstrate their skills in a freestyle ice-carving exhibition. Pride and prize money are on the line on Sunday, Nov. 15, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., as artists sculpt huge blocks of ice in a 90-minute, head-to-head competition. The art will be on display throughout the weekend,” by For more information and to read the rest of the article click on the link above.

Tuesday, Nov. 17–18

Maui Chamber Orchestra to Present October Concert
Wailuku · ʻĪao Theater · Saturday 7:30 p.m. & Sunday 3 p.m.
“The Maui Chamber Orchestra, under the baton of Maestro Robert E. Wills, will present a challenging and exciting concert on Oct. 17 and 18 at ʻĪao Theater in Wailuku. The program will begin with Franz Josef Haydn’s Trumpet Concerto. The concerto will feature Pam Humphrey as the soloist. The first half of the program will close with a reprise from the 2015 season of Johann Sebastian Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto. The concerto will feature three Maui soloists—Rona Londrigan, violin; Jazzlyn Woods, oboe; and Peggy Schecter, flute. Lynn Erickson on trumpet will perform the most well-known part of the concerto. She is the second chair of Americaʻs leading chamber group, the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra.The concert will close with Mozart’s Symphony no. 35 in D, commonly known as the Haffner,” for the rest of the story and more information visit the click on the link attached.
Maestro Wills will offer his free “Conversation’s with the Conductor” at 1:30 p.m. prior to the concert on Sunday.

Friday, Nov. 20

The Kapila Institute Presents A World Class Holiday Celebration! ‘Cherish The Child
Makawao · Makawao Union Church · 7–9 p.m.
The Exquisite Music Of The Kona Harp Ensemble: A Beautiful Holiday Concert with Three Masterful Harpist & A Flutist. Musican’s Include: The Angelic Bernice Roberto, Irmisul & Irene Ryding On Harps. Featuring Bernice’s Heavenly Vocals. Flutist: The Masterful Manuel Roberto on Shakuhachi & Bansuri Flutes. With Special Guest: Devotional Dancer & Singer “Hladini Bernard”
This Event Is A Fund Raiser & The Proceeds Go To Charity! Please join us to supporting a great cause!
Donations Are Also Being Accepted Online Or On Our Web Site:
For More Information Call: 878-2108 or email: [email protected]
On Line Ticket Sales at:
A Call to Volunteers, Lend a Hand & Attend For Free!
Blessed Are Those Who Enjoy Rendering Selfless Service.

Through Dec. 5

2015 Christmas Tree Fundraiser
Kahului · Kahului Shopping Center · 9 a.m.–1 p.m.
Kahului Rotary Club’s Famous 2015 Christmas Tree Fundraiser is here! Supplies are limited!! Buy early to reserve your Christmas tree.
Pick up on Friday, Dec. 4, 3–8 p.m. and Saturday, Dec. 5, 9 a.m.–1 p.m.
6’– 8′ Douglas Firs = $75
6’– 8′ Noble Firs = $85
11’–13′ Noble Firs (aka “Ceiling Scrapers”) = $275

Sunday, Dec. 13

Holiday Crafts at Kēōkea Marketplace
Kula · Kēōkea Marketplace · 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. The inaugural Holiday Crafts at Kēōkea Marketplace event will be held from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Dec. 13 at mile marker 17 on Kula Highway at Ka‘amana Street, a quarter-mile past Grandma’s Coffeehouse. Homestead caterer Pikake Newhouse will prepare her sellout special pastele for the event. The Christmastide venture will also offer seasonal gift items, stocking stuffers, and fresh produce and plants. To read the rest of the article and for more information click on the link above. For event information and vendor applications, contact Kalena Park at [email protected]

Saturday, Jan. 30, 2016

UB40 Reunited
Kahului · Maui Arts and Cultural Center (MACC) · 6:30 p.m. 
“UB40 is reuniting and they are coming to Maui! Tickets go on sale at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center Box Office Saturday, Oct. 24, scheduled at The MACC’s A&B Amphitheater on Saturday, Jan. 30. UB40 helped define reggae music for a generation, producing multiple Top 10, No. 1, gold and platinum albums; earning multiple Grammy nominations; and creating hits worldwide including Red Red Wine, I Can’t Help Falling In Love With You, I Got You Babe and Here I Am (Come and Take Me). The band has sold more than 70 million units worldwide. The band, formed in 1979 in Birmingham, England, pooling a diverse set of influences to put a fresh, indigenous slant on Jamaican reggae. Click on the link above for the rest of the article and more information.
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