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Wailuku First Friday – November 2011

Rain or shine – we’re gonna have a lot of fun!

Wailuku First Friday in November

Wailuku’s November First Friday will energize Market Street from 6:00-9:00 p.m. on Friday, November 4th; the free event is open to all. Market Street closes at 5:30 p.m.; ample parking is available off Main Street in the Maui Medical Group parking lot and throughout Wailuku Town. Headliner “Owaila” will rock the Maui Thing stage starting at 6:30 p.m. From the Hawaiian word for “who,” Owaila plays “modern rock for the energetic music lover.” This hot new band is comprised of familiar local talents Chad Kaya, Kanoa Kukaua, Ryan Rego and Tavi Tenari, and rips with its own island flavor of progressive rock. And also on the Maui a Thing stage are the teenage sensation Visibly Shaken who will also rock you away!

At 6:00 p.m. Gene Argel and ‘ohana will perform in front of Café O Lei, and Maui Rumba will bring its lively rhythms to the Wailuku Banyan Tree Park. Also performing will be Andy Kaina & Old School, with live music at Chris Hart & Partners parking lot on Vineyard Street.  New to Wailuku First Friday, but not new to live music mixing is Ben Brandes the DJ DUB performing at Main Street Promenade by Gionatto’s Pizzeria.  Grab a pizza, under the stars and enjoy the mixing!

Other highlights include:

•    Murder and mystery will haunt the Iao Theater at 8:30 p.m. with
silent movies, doors open at 6:30 pm. In the theater’s front lobby,
party-goers can fill out an HTA survey and receive a coupon for 20%
off a Chocolate Stout Latte at Wailuku Coffee Company.

•    At the “Pono- Do What is Right” store on Vineyard Street, a drawing
for a Thanksgiving turkey will be held; the lucky winner can choose
traditional or kalua preparation.

•    The Rinko Maui store’s grand opening at 51 Market Street will
feature moon cake sampling to celebrate longevity and happiness.

•    Artisans, crafters, sidewalk vendors and a rainbow of local cuisine
can all be enjoyed streetside along Market Street.

•    Keep your Body Alive with live Music @5pm, Art, and healthy treats
at Wailuku’s yoga studio. 7pm flag dance performance!, Main Street

•    In this month of thanksgiving, drop a Maui Food Bank donation at
Swan Interiors on Vineyard and Church Street.

•    Beer Garden: Na Leo Kako`o, benefiting Hawaiian Immersion Kula Kalapuni

•    Awa Bar, Hawaiian Food and Fresh Kulolo, Native Intelligence Store

•    Maui Bake Shop sweet and savory crepes and WFF specials, BYOB

•    Artisans, crafters, sidewalk vendors and a rainbow of local cuisine
can all be enjoyed streetside along Market Street.

Vendors, merchants and entertainers are reminded that Market Street closes at 5:30 p.m.  For the safety of all participants, everyone’s kokua is appreciated. Signs will be placed to remind the public that no cars will be allowed on Market Street during the event: Cars left parked on the street during the event will be ticketed. Maui Medical Group has graciously offered free parking during Wailuku First Friday at the facility’s lot, located near the Main/High Street intersection. The Vineyard Street parking exit will close at 9 p.m.; patrons can exit the lot onto Main Street after 9 p.m.

 

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Halloween Celebrations on Maui – Lahaina, Paia & Kihei

I had been wanting to write a post on Halloween on Maui since last week but I had been very busy all week I did not get a chance to write it.   Today it struck me that Halloween is on Monday (as in this coming Monday)  so I better get on my okole today  and upload a post or else it will be too late.

With the return of  Halloween celebration in Front Street Lahaina,  Maui’s Halloween celebration has gotten a boost and as a result there are so many fun events to choose from. 

Paia – The New Mastersounds, Freeradicals Projekt, and DJ Boomshot at Charley’s Restaurant & Saloon. Starts 9 p.m. Sell-Out Expected – Buy Tickets In Advance; Howl 1031 at Moana Bakery & Cafe. Starts 9 p.m. $20 cover. Costume and all-night DJ dance party. Cash prizes will be offered to the best dressed.

Paia Trick or  Treat starts at 5:00 pm and ends at 7:00pm.  All of Paia’s businesses are offering candy and treats for trick or treating. Costume Contest is  at 5 pm.  There will be a Keiki Costume Contest at Flatbread.  Win Prizes!

 Kihei – Sexy & Scary at Ambrosia. Starts 10 p.m. DJ CIA, $4 “brain hemorrhage shots” and “spooky juice drinks” in house; Halloween Night With DJ Slackin’ at the Tiki Lounge. Starts 10 p.m. will drink specials all night; Halloween With MOTHxp at Three’s Bar & Grill. Starts 8 p.m. for all ages and at 10 p.m. for 21 & over.

Piilani Village Shopping Center in Kihei is also having a Maui’s Family Friendly Halloween on Monday,  October 31 from 6p-8p. Live Music by DÄjê vu DJ by Next Level Entertainment, Magic w/ Timothy Wenk, Brenton Keith and his Bag of Tricks, Trunk O Treat, Maui Classic Cruisers, Candy Treats, County of Maui & HandsOn Maui Face Painting,  Kihei Youth Center, games with prizes. with Yuki Lei Sugimura and Maui’s MorningShow.

Lahaina - As we all know, Lahaina is where the big “party” is going to be.  Below are copies of the posters that will tell you about the event’s activities, the Maui Bus route and Halloween schedule  and more.

Click on these images to enlarge it so you can read better.

So who’s going to Lahaina on Halloween?  I invite you to post some of your pics on our A Maui Blog Facebook Page. But remember, this blog is rated PG ;)   And in case you are interested to find out where I will be, we will be staying here in Kihei :)   Happy trick-o-treating!

IMPORTANT REMINDER FROM OUR READER: *   In light of the sensitivities of the Host Culture (Hawaiian), please be respectful of the people and respect the places you  go. Insensitivity and offensiveness will cause harm and is unnecessary. Malama Pono. (*I received this comment via contact email right after I uploaded this post.  I thought it will bw good to add it here. Malama Pono.)

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Maui Fair 2011 Photo Recap

Time flies fast.  These photos were taken 3 years apart…

Find the other 2011 Maui Fair  photos here: 

Favorite Joy Rides, Orchids and Fresh Produce.

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Wailuku First Friday July 1, 2011 – Willie K. At Maui Thing And More!

Willie K at Maui Thing

Today, July 1st, 2011 – is Friday. Do you know what that means? It’s Wailuku First Friday Day today!  It’s a special WFF as Maui Thing celebrates its 3rd anniversary.  As we all know, Maui Thing is instrumental in the success of Wailuku First Friday, as they always bring in best entertainer on WFF.  This month, its none other than Uncle Will K.!  Talk about great music, jammin’ and fun! Don’t miss Willie K’s live performance at Maui Thing, along with a great fashion show.  Sounds like fun!

Wailuku First Friday starts at 6:00 p.m. and goes up to 8:30 p.m. Market Street closes from 5 p.m. with plenty of fun available on Vineyard and Main Streets as well. Wailuku First Friday organizers  thanks Maui Medical Group for opening its parking area to event-goers. Enter from Main Street and parking is free. With Wailuku First Friday growing, these additional parking are so helpful!

Maui Thing Fashion Show

Other entertainers and guests are  Olimon, live reggae music, at 6 p.m. Then at 6:30 p.m., Seabury Hall’s Ryan Glavor, Conner Snow and Jon Toda will perform at Wailuku Banyan Tree Park. Joel Katz will provide Hawaiian steel guitar music at the Maui Time stage on Market Street. Gene and Shea Argel will serve up live music at Café O Lei.

Teri Garrison and Friends and The Usual Suspects perform at 3:30 p.m. at the Main Street Bistro. Beer garden will be open as usual. Proceeds benefit Na Leo Kako‘o, Hawaiian Immersion Kula Kaiapuni.

Sign up for summer “Glam and Bling” shoe decorating classes at If the Shoe Fits, and don’t forget to check out the Masumoto Retrospective Exhibit at Gallerie Ha.

All are welcome to a night under the Maui moon for a night of music and friends. This free event is open to the community. See you there!

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