Maui Arts & Entertainment

Maui’s Weekend: Break Dance Comp, Enchanted Cinema, Hana Ho`olaulea

August 2, 2012, 10:36 AM HST
* Updated August 5, 2:04 PM
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The return of free family fun events, Starry Night Cinema, features the animated, fantasy-musical film Enchanted on the big screen in Yokouchi Pavilion. Photo courtesy of MACC.

By Sonia Isotov


Starry Night Cinema – Enchanted. Friday, August 3 starting at 7:30 p.m. at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center, Pavilion/Amphitheater.

The return of free family fun events, Starry Night Cinema, features the animated, fantasy-musical film from Disney, Enchanted, on the big screen in Yokouchi Pavilion. Amy Adams stars as Giselle, the Cinderella-like character who is forced from her traditional animated world of Andalasia into the live-action world of modern-day New York City. Also starring Patrick Dempsey, James Marsden and Susan Sarandon (as the wicked stepmother/Queen Narissa).

Bring a blanket or beach chair to relax on the A&B Amphitheater lawn and enjoy casual dining, drink specials and music.


Tickets: Admission is free. Preshow dinner by food vendors.


Friday Night is Art Night. August 3 from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Front Street in Lahaina.

Check out the many art galleries as you stroll at sunset down Front Street. Art Night occurs every Friday night in Lahaina town.

The following galleries will offer entertainment, exhibitions, and/or refreshments:

  • Gallerie 505:  featuring world-renowned New Impressionist Sam Park with 20 new, never before seen, original oil paintings. The one-man show starts August 1st
  • Peter Lik Gallery:  DJ Scotty D playing, special promotions on art, serving wine and light pupu
  • Maui Hands:  Refreshments from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
  • Lahaina Galleries:  Hosting guest artist Dario Campanile; wine served from 5-10 p.m.
  • Village Gallery:  Group exhibition and refreshments will be served
  • Images Fine Art Gallery:  Complimentary wine and live music
  • Longhi’s Artisan Fair – Showcasing Made on Maui artwork, jewelry, photography, clothing and more, 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.
  • Bernard Passman Gallery – Pupu, drinks and live music from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Sargents Fine Art – Enjoy the music of Curt Lee every Friday Art Night at the gallery


Wailuku First Friday Town Party. Friday, August 3, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m in Wailuku.

Request Music rolls out the carpet for a two-on-two Uptown GetDown Break Dance Competition. No entry fees to compete, all ages welcome. Market Street is closed starting at 5:30 p.m.

Wailuku First Friday break dancing competition 2011. Photo courtesy of WFF.

Also performing at Wailuku First Friday at the Wailuku Banyan Tree Park is Derick Sebastian with his band. Sebastian will be performing from 7:15 p.m. Other venues will feature a wide variety of music, food and entertainment for this street festival.

Other highlights include the Kraig Vickers 3K and 5K Honor Run. Packets can be picked up at the lobby of the Iao Theater.  Kumu A’o Inc. will host a beer and wine garden to benefit native Hawaiian health and cultural practices.

Tickets: Entry is free and a street festival atmosphere is enjoyed.

Youth Art Exhibition 2012, July 14 to August 3 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Hui No’eau Visual Arts Center in Makawao.

This is the last weekend to check out the art nearly 200 Maui youth completed during Summer ARTcamp. The exhibit includes photography, ceramics, painting, drawing, jewelry design, animation, comic illustrations, and more, this interactive exhibition promises an explosion of colorful creativity that shows us all the extraordinary possibilities that are unlocked by young minds.

Situated on the historic estate of Kaluanui, a home built in 1917 by C.W. Dickey for Hui founder Ethel Baldwin, the Hui’s expansive, open-air space consists of various housing structures, stable, carriage house and garage that have since been transformed into fully functioning working artist studios, exhibition galleries and classrooms.

Situated on the historic estate of Kaluanui, a home built in 1917 by C.W. Dickey for Hui founder Ethel Baldwin, the Youth Exhibition at the Hui No’eau Visiual Art Center ends this weekend. Photo courtesy of the Hui.

Tickets: Admission is free. For information, call (808) 572-6560 or visit the Hui online at

Community Events

Hana Cultural Center’s 15th Annual Hana Ho’olaule’a. Saturday, August 4, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Hana Store Fairgrounds.

Hana will come alive as the Hana Cultural Center and Museum presents “Hana Imi Na`auao” (pursuit of knowledge). The town will celebrate of 100 years of education at the Hana High and Elementary School with this festival that features Hawaiian music, hula, food, silent auction, crafts, cultural demonstrations and historic displays.

Tickets: Admission is free. For more information, call (808) 248-8622 or visit or email Meiling Hoopai at [email protected]

Maui Swap Meet, Saturday, August 4 from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the University of Hawaii Maui College.

Maui’s largest flea market is a great place to shop for unique, home-made, handcrafted, quality products at reasonable prices. This is an on-going event occurring every Saturday year round.

Tickets: 50 cents and free after 12:30 p.m.

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