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August / `Aukake

Fri, Jul 11 - Sun, Aug 3

"Legally Blonde, The Musical," Iao Theater, Wailuku

The Musical OMG You Guys! Tickets available at the Maui OnStage Box Office (808) 242-6969, and online at www.mauionstage.com.

Fri, Aug 8

"Maui Calls 2014," MACC, Kahului

6-10 pm, Pavilion/ Amphitheater. MACC's signature fundraiser gala is celebrated under the stars in Yokouchi Pavilion and A&B Amphitheater. Each year the theme changes. Enjoy delectable pūpū created by chefs from stellar Maui restaurants paired with premium wines served by vintners from outstanding wineries around the country. The gala includes a fresh flower lei greeting, Hawaiian music serenade and surprise musical guest as well as a chance to bid on hundreds of items from art and jewelry to golf and travel packages during silent and live auctions. The evening ends with dancing. This event is for adults 21 years & over. For tickets call 808-242-7469.

Fri, Aug 8 and Sun, Aug 10

"Debut Concerts - Maui Chamber Orchestra," Iao Theater, Wailuku

Fri, Aug 8: 7:30 pm. Sun, Aug 10: 3:00 pm, at the Iao Theater, 68 North Market Street, Wailuku. Director Robert E. Wills conducts the Maui Chamber Orchestra and the 60-voice Masterworks Chorus in Mozart's Overture to the Marriage of Figaro, Faure's Cantique de Jean Racine, Vivaldi's Gloria, and Mozart's Symphony #41 (Jupiter). Tickets can be purchased online at www.mauichamberorchestra.org


Sat, Aug 23

"Native Hawaiian Plant Sale," Maui Nui Botanical Gardens, Kahului

9am - 12pm. Promote the survival of Hawai‘i’s Native plants by growing them at home! MNBG invites many local native plant growers to sell their offerings at this awesome event. Plant experts will be available to help pick the perfect plants for your residence. Maui Nui Botanical Gardens is located at 150 Kanaloa Avenue, in Kahului. Call 249-2798 for more information.





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Sun, Aug 4

"Earth, Wind & Fire,"MACC, Kahului

7 pm, A&B Amphitheater. The line-up features Verdine White, Philip Bailey and Ralph Johnson, along with an arsenal of musicians on guitar, keyboards, percussion and horns. For tickets call 808-242-7469.


Fri, Jul 12 - Sun, Aug 4

"Rent," Iao Theater, Wailuku

8 friends, 1 extraordinary year! Tickets available at the Maui OnStage Box Office (808) 242-6969, and online at www.mauionstage.com.


Wed, Aug 14

"Sea Talk Series,"Maui Ocean Center, Ma'alaea

6:30 pm - 7:30 pm, Free. Author and Researcher, Peter Bennett and his wife Ursula Keuper-Bennett have spent July and August at Honokowai, West Maui. Together they've made over 2500 dives with the turtles of Honokowai, documenting their life on the reef. Bennett's presentation will focus on the Green Sea Turtle's fascinating behavior and the cool things the couple has seen the honu do.

Fri, Aug 16 - Sun, Aug 18

"Les Miserables,"MACC, Kahului

Fri and Sat: 7:30 pm. Sun: 2 pm, Castle Theater. Based on Victor Hugo’s grand tale of love and redemption, Les Misérables features a cast of 80 performers and a 25-piece live orchestra. For tickets call 808-242-7469.

Sat, Aug 17

"Sacred Sexuality & Plant Medicines,"Sacred Garden of Maui, Makawao

10a-4p. Bring the Sacred into your life. Taste herbal elixirs. Learn practical information. Over thousands of years and scores of different cultures, sexuality and plant medicine have both been considered both spiritual and sacred. Daoist, Tantric, Western & Polynesian Traditions all have had sophisticated systems of using sex as a door to the divine as well as using plants to facilitate those explorations. Join us as author David Bruce Leonard explains the traditions of Sacred Sexuality from cross-cultural, as well as modern medical and neurological perspectives. Cost $89 per person, $149 per couple. Registration required: 808-937-4218.


Fri, Aug 23 - Sun, Aug 25

"Les Miserables,"MACC, Kahului

Fri and Sat: 7:30 pm. Sun: 2 pm, Castle Theater. Based on Victor Hugo’s grand tale of love and redemption, Les Misérables features a cast of 80 performers and a 25-piece live orchestra. For tickets call 808-242-7469.


Wed, Aug 28

"Sea Talk Series,"Maui Ocean Center, Ma'alaea

6:30 pm - 7:30 pm, Free. "Talkin' Turtles: How You Can Get Involved with Saving These Iconic Species" by Researcher and Biologist, Cheryl King. Having researched turtles for over 17 years, King's presentation will focus on how you can get involved in saving sea turtles.

Thu, Aug 29

"David Crosby & Graham Nash,"MACC, Kahului

7:30 pm, Castle Theater. For tickets call 808-242-7469.

"Holomua Na Honu,"Ka'anapali Beach Hotel, Ka'anapali Beach

9 am - 12 pm, Free. Maui Ocean Center will release six juvenile green sea turtles, honu, into the ocean from the shores of Ka'anapali Beach fronting Ka'anapali Beach Hotel. 

Many of the Aquarium's employees, who have spent two years feeding, cleaning and caring for the honu, will be joined by staff of the Department of Land and Natural Resources-Division of Aquatic Resources, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the NOAA Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center, and the Ka'anapali Beach Hotel to witness the turtles' introduction into the open ocean. 

The event begins at 9:00 a.m. with festivities and educational opportunities included presentations by prominent local marine biologists, researchers and community members, informational booths, a turtle encounter, a blessing of the turtles and live music. 

A highlight of the morning will be the chance to experience an up-close and personal encounter with the honu and Maui Ocean Center's Curatorial staff. 

At 10:30 a.m., the honu will each receive a blessing by Kahu Dane Maxwell, Maui Ocean Center's Hawaiian Cultural Advisor, prior to being released to the ocean.


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"Moloka'i Bowhunters Archery Club State Tournament," Moloka'i

11th Annual Nationally Sanctioned Event. 25 Target - Marked Animals. Divisions include; Freestyle, Barebow Bow hunter, Barebow Freestyle or Traditional (Recurved or LongBow). Age groups include: Cubs (11 & Under), Youth (12-14), Young Adults (15-17), Adults, (18 & above), Guests and Olympic Class. Entry forms and events details can be obtained by calling Aki Kawano at 808-553-3366 or Moses Luczon at 808-553-5780. Spectators are welcome at no additional charge. Event apparel as well as food & beverage booths will be available at the tournament.


Fri, Aug 3

"Starry Night Cinema - Enchanted," MACC, Kahului

7:30 pm, Pavilion/ Amphitheater. Free Family Fun - Starry Night Cinema, features the animated, fantasy-musical film from Disney, Enchanted. Bring a blanket or beach chair to relax on the A&B Amphitheater lawn and enjoy casual dining, drink specials and music.

Sat, Aug 4

"15th Annual Ho'olaule'a," Hana Store Fairgrounds, Hana

9a-4p. Hana 'Imi Na'auao (pursuit of knowledge). Silent auction, lucky draw, local food, local music, cultural demonstration, keiki activities, local crafts and more. For more information, contact Meiling Hoopai at 248-8622.


Sat, Aug 11

"Kealia Pond National Wildlife Refuge Summer Saturday Opening," Milepost 6, Mokulele Highway, Kihei

8am-3pm: Visitor Center & Kanuimanu Ponds viewing area open to the public.
9:30am-10:30am and 1-2pm: 11-minute movie “America’s National Wildlife Refuge System: Where Wildlife Comes First” to be shown continuously.
11am-12 noon: A talk entitled, “Kealia Pond National Wildlife Refuge: Wetland Wonders” will be held at the Visitor Center.
Visitors to the refuge will have access to the Kealia Pond National Wildlife Refuge visitor center and Kanuimanu Ponds where they can learn about and view Hawaii’s endangered Hawaiian stilt (ae‘o) and Hawaiian coot (‘alae ke‘oke‘o) and other native wetland birds. Refuge staff and volunteers will be available to provide information and answer questions.

"Rapper Mickey Avalon," MACC, Kahului

8 pm, Castle Theater. Los Angeles rapper Mickey Avalon is known for his graphic lyrics and bad-boy, punk-rock style. For tickets call 808-242-7469.

Sun, Aug 12

"The Shirelles & The Manhattans," MACC, Kahului

7:30 pm, Castle Theater. Two of America's most beloved soul groups, The Shirelles and The Manhattans, will deliver nonstop hit songs in this Maui Summer Soul Concert. For tickets call 808-242-7469.


Thu, Aug 16

"Biomimicry - Man/Woman & Nature Series," MACC, Kahului

7 pm, McCoy Studio Theater. Part 3 in the Man/Woman and Nature Series - Four public conversations on the relationship of humans to the natural world Biomimicry studies nature and attempts to imitate its designs and processes to solve human problems. For tickets call 808-242-7469.

Fri, Aug 17

"Story of Hawaii Museum Grand Opening," Maalaea Shops, Maalaea

5-7:30 pm, Maui’s newest attraction, the Story of Hawaii Museum, Gift Shop & Gallery located in the Maalaea Shops, is holding a grand opening celebration on Friday, August 17, 2012 from 5-7:30pm featuring live music, entertaining presentations, and refreshments. As part of the celebration, the museum is launching a regular series, “Hawaiian History Evenings” with Mele Fong. Admission to the grand opening celebration is free and the public is invited to attend. For more information, call Bryant Neal at 283-3576, or visit www.storyofhawaiimuseum.com.

Sun, Aug 19

"Musical Voices Maui," MACC, Kahului

3:30 pm, Castle Theater. As part of the 2012 Maui Masterworks Festival, Musical Voices Maui presents Haydn's Oratorio, The Creation, considered to be the composer's greatest work. Conducted by Robert E. Wills, this year's Maui Masterworks performance features a group of over 130 musicians and singers for a truly captivating concert. For tickets call 808-242-7469.


Thu, Aug 23

"Slack Key Masters with Ledward Ka'apana," MACC, Kahului

7:30 pm, McCoy Studio Theater. Grammy Award Winner George Kahumoku Jr. hosts Slack Key Masters each month and opens the show with his musical and storytelling talents. Led Ka‘apana is known as the Hawaiian “grand master” of stringed instruments, particularly slack key guitar. For tickets: www.mauiarts.org or call 242-SHOW (7469)

Fri, Aug 24

"Augie T's Summer of LOL," MACC, Kahului

7:30 pm, McCoy Studio Theater. Hawai‘i’s popular comedian and on-air personality Augie T brings his hilarious local humor to the stage this summer for a night of laugh-out-loud fun. Special guest is Jose Dynamite, who has been performing stand-up in Hawai‘i for eight years. For tickets call 808-242-7469.

Sat, Aug 25

"Hawaiian Plant Sale & Family Fun Day," Maui Nui Botanical Gardens, Kahului

9a-12p, across from War Memorial Stadium. MNBG joins forces with KPOA 93.5 FM for a day of Hawaiian plants and family fun! Purchase Hawaiian plants from various local growers, participate in free keiki activities, refreshments available, with entertainment provided by KPOA 93.5 FM! Free admission and free parking.


Fri, Aug 31

"Solid Love Tour - Beres Hammond & Friends," MACC, Kahului

5:30 pm, Gates open at 5 pm, Pavilion/ Amphitheater. Making a stop on Maui fresh off his Solid Love Tour and all the way from Jamaica is leading reggae artist Beres Hammond. For tickets call 808-242-7469.

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Sun through Thu, Aug 4 - Aug 31

"Free Onsite Coral Reef Naturalist Program," Pacific Whale Foundation, Wailea's Ulua Beach

Learn the names of the fish you've seen while snorkeling with the help of a knowledgeable Pacific Whale Foundation naturalist at Pacific Whale Foundation's free Coral Reef Information Station. A great place to visit if you're new to snorkeling in Hawaii. Learn how you can help protect the reef as you explore it! Sponsored by the Hawaii Tourism Authority. Available every Sunday through Thursday, 9 am until 12 pm. For information, call 249-8811.


"Growing Dreams 11th Anniversary," Fairmont Kea Lani Resort, Wailea

Retro Color Explosion! The Maui Youth & Family Services (MYFS) signature event will be held on Saturday, August 6, 2011 at the Fairmont Kea Lani Resort in Wailea, from 8:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. Tickets are $125 and $150

"Obon Festival," Kula Shofukuji Shingon Mission, Kula

6:30 pm Obon service followed by Obon dance starting at 7:30 pm - 113 Puanani Place, Kula. A Japanese Buddhist custom honoring the departed spirits of ancestors.


Sat, Aug 13

"Obon Festival," Lahaina Hongwanji Mission, Lahaina

6:30 pm Obon service followed by Obon dance starting at 7:30 pm - 551 Wainee Street, Lahaina. A Japanese Buddhist custom honoring the departed spirits of ancestors.


Sat, Aug 20

"Obon Festival," Paia Rinzai Zen Mission, Paia

6:00 pm Obon service followed by Obon dance starting at 7:00 pm - 120 Alawai Road, Paia. A Japanese Buddhist custom honoring the departed spirits of ancestors.


Thu, Aug 25

"Solo Sessions with Benjamin Verdery," MACC, Kahului

7:30 pm, McCoy Studio Theater. Described as "iconoclastic" and "inventive" by The New York Times and "one of the classical guitar world’s foremost personalities," by Classical Guitar Magazine, Benjamin Verdery has enjoyed an eclectic world-wide musical career. For tickets: www.mauiarts.org or call 242-SHOW (7469)

Sat, Aug 27

" 'Get A Job' Movie," MACC, Kahului

6:30 pm, Castle Theater. This award-winning film stars Willie K, Eric Gilliom and Carolyn Omine, and features Charles Ka‘upu, Augie T, Jake Shimabukuro, Amy Hanaiali‘i, Henry Kapono, Mick Fleetwood and more. It's your last chance this year to see Hawaii's most talked-about film! For tickets: www.mauiarts.org or call 242-SHOW (7469)



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"Keanae Valley Hike," Sierra Club Maui, Haiku

Drive out to Keanae and hike Piinaau Road up the beautiful Keanae Valley. The area is also known as the Koolau Gap because lava from Haleakala used to flow down through this valley to the sea in ancient times. Meet at 8:30 am at the Haiku Community Center to carpool. Bring bathing suit, lunch, water and sun screen. Limit 18. EMI WAIVER REQUIRED. MUST BRING WAIVER ON HIKE AND SHOW TO HIKE LEADER. Hike leader: Mitch Skaggerberg. Call Mitch at 875-4970 to register.


"beingLoved: Creative Soul Work 101," The Studio, Haiku

June 26, July 24, August 28; 10:30 am - 1:30 pm. 
The purpose of the “Ha” Breath O’hana is to create an on-going community of breathers committed to clearing their own family of origin limiting core programs and patterns in a deep, profound, easy and graceful way at all levels so that each individual and the group as a whole experiences optimal practical life aliveness, health and well being. Our monthly Saturday morning community will have a topic each month including Conception, Birth, Sibling relations Your Most Negative Belief about Yourself, Money, Work/Service, Pleasure/Celebrations, Conflict, Relationship with God/Spirit/Whatever, Food/Nurturance, Death and more. Additionally, the purpose will be to be able to learn to use the skills and processes on your own between our O’hana gatherings. Pre-register and Bring Pencil, Paper, Comfy Blanket and Pillow are available or you may bring your own for lying down. Cost: $39 each or $99 for all three.