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Wassup? Food & Events: Wed.–Sun., Nov. 11–15

November 11, 2015, 12:36 PM 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 Wednesday, Nov. 11, through Monday, Nov. 15 and beyond…

Look for this information no later than every Thursday afternoon.

? Foodie Event

Wednesday, Nov. 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.

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 7:30 p.m. at Napili Kai Beach Resort’s Aloha Pavilion. has the full story and more information. Click the link above to see more. Slack key show tickets are available online or by calling 669-3858.

Thursday, Nov. 12

? Fall FEAST Menu is Set at Lumeria Maui
Makawao · Lumeria Maui · 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Lumeria Maui in Makawao will be hosting a fall-inspired evening and multi-course dinner as part of the FEAST Hawaii series. As the fourth installment of the FEAST series curated by founder and creative director Amanda Robson, the event will spotlight the local bounty of Maui through a vibrant five-course meal by chef Ben Diamond of The Wooden Crate at Lumeria, and a handmade wreath workshop led by Angela Decoite of RiverMoon Botanicals. In celebration of fall ingredients and produce found on the islands, the evening will emphasize a seasonal menu of flavorful, nutritious dishes by Chef Diamond, followed by an inspired vegan dessert by Guest Pastry Chef Amy Alexander with Baked by Amy. In addition, guests will be able to craft their own locally-foraged botanical wreaths to take home. Click on the link above to read more.

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
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 the rest of the story, click on the link above.Call (303) 507-0987 or (808) 276-4201 for further information and to make reservations.

Friday & Saturday, Nov. 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.
Lahaina to Pay Tribute to Dr. Sun Yat-sen
Lahaina · Wo Hing Museum · 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
The Lahaina Restoration Foundation will pay tribute to Dr. Sun Yat-sen, Father of Modern China, during its free, annual festival on Friday and Saturday, Nov. 13 and 14, 2015, between 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. at the Wo Hing Museum. During the two-day festival, attendees can learn about the life of Dr. Yat-sen and his connection to Maui through an educational exhibit and during presentations by Dr. Busaba Yip, cultural director for Wo Hing Museum. Click on the link above for more information.

Friday, Nov. 13, 14, 15

25th Celebration of Hula O Nā Keiki, Nov. 13–15
Kā‘anapali · Kā‘anapali Beach Hotel
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

Guns VS Hoses Softball Game
Wailuku · Iron Maehara Stadium · Gates open at 9:30 a.m. and Opening Ceremony at 11 a.m.
The Pacific Cancer Foundation presents the Guns vs Hoses softball game at the Iron Maehara Stadium. Watch as the Police Officers take on the Firefighters and free admission to those wearing a 2015 Go Pink Police or Fire shirt. There will be food trucks, bouncing castles, Police Vehicles, Fire Trucks and keiki IDs. Pre-sale tickets can be purchased at any Minit Stop location, Kahului Fire Station, and the Wailuku Police Station for $4. Children and Senor Citizen prizes available at the gate on game day. Click on the link above for more information.
The MACC Showcases Hawai‘i’s Lau Hala Weavers
Kahului · The MACC • Observe & Play Family Day • 10 a.m. to noon
This family program offers a guided walk-through of the exhibition and an opportunity to meet lau hala artisans and watch a demonstration of their weaving techniques. Attendees can try their hand at working with the materials and can make a small piece to take home. The authors of ‘Ike Ulana Lau Hala from Hawai‘inuiakea School of Hawaiian Knowledge will provide an informative presentation about their book from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Free to the public. For the rest of the article and more information, click on the link
Observe And Play Family Day
Kahului · The MACC · 10 a.m. to noon
The public is invited to Maui Arts & Cultural Center’s “Observe & Play Family Day” event on Saturday, Nov. 14, from 10 a.m. to noon at Schaefer International Gallery. Visitors will receive a guided walk-through of the current exhibitions, Nani I Ka Hala: Weaving Hawai‘i and Hō Mai Ka Hala: Bring Forth the Hala, with an opportunity to meet lau hala artisans and watch a demonstration of their weaving techniques. Attendees can also try their hand at working with the materials and make a small piece to take home. An additional presentation by noted authors of ‘Ike Ulana Lau Hala—Ku‘uipolani Wong, Ph.D.; R. Kekeha Solis, Ph.D.; and Lia O’Neill M. A. Keawe, Ph.D—will be held in The MACC’s Alexa Higashi Meeting Room from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. For the rest of the article and more information, click on the link above.
? Hui Noʻeau Brings ‘Recipe for Success’ to South Side
Wailea · Hotel Wailea · 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.
The Hui Noʻeau Visual Arts Center is combining some of Maui’s finest in food, wine and art in what it calls a “recipe for success.” This is the 9th year for the the Hui Noʻeau Wailea Food and Wine Celebration, which was started to share a small piece of the Hui with South Maui patrons, and expand community through the arts. It’s now become a tradition and the Hui Noʻeau’s signature benefit, or “friendraiser,” to helps to spread the word about the nonprofit arts center’s mission to unlock creativity through exceptional visual arts education. The Hui also works to enhance this endeavor through the preservation of the historic Kaluanui Estate in Makawao. The event runs from from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the Anuhea Room at Hotel Wailea. Click the link above for more information.
? 6th Annual ‘Life Is Sweet’
Wailea · The Shops at Wailea · 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Dessert fans and music lovers won’t want to miss the 6th annual “Life Is Sweet” event at The Shops at Wailea on Saturday, Nov. 14. Since 2009, Wailea’s top chefs have competed to create a signature dessert for the year, and the public is invited to sample the entries as part of a community fundraiser for Best Buddies Hawaiʻi. Click on the link above to read the rest of the article.
Saturday & Sunday, 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. For more information, click on the link above.

Sunday, Nov. 15

Akakū to Host Fourth Walk of Heroes Celebration
Kahului · Akakū Community Media · 3 – 7 p.m. Akakū Community Media will present a stellar lineup of musicians and other performers at this year’s Maui Walk of Heroes celebration and block party, marking the fourth year that Akakū has honored individuals who are undisputed heroes in our community. For more information and to read the rest of the article click on the link attached.



Friday, Nov. 20

The Kapila Institute Presents A World Class Holiday Celebration! ‘Cherish The Child
Makawao · Makawao Union Church · 7 to 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. Click on the link above for more information.
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 (The 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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