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“Edge of the Forest” Special This Makawao 3rd Friday

August 13, 2012, 12:49 PM HST
* Updated August 13, 12:50 PM
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By Maui Now Staff


Makawao Third Friday town party. Photo by Jack Grace.

A special event is planned for this upcoming Makawao Third Friday town party, August 17.

The theme for the event is “Edge of the Forest” – the literal translation of the Hawaiian word makawao, referring to Haleakala’s “wao akua” (forest of the gods) located just above the historic town.

Organizer Sara Tekula says the special event will feature award-winning live entertainment on three stages, food vendors, activities for the whole family, and more.

Baldwin Avenue will be closed between Brewer Road and Makawao Avenue, between 5:15 p.m. and 9:30 p.m., for safety reasons.


Parking, which has been an ongoing problem for the event, has been provided at Makawao Base Yard (Across from St. Joseph’s Church), Makawao Hongwanji, two parking lots on Brewer Road, and Makawao Municipal Parking Lot on Makawao Avenue near the library.


*** Schedule ***

-Main Stage (near Rodeo General):

Grammy-winner George Kahumoku & Friends, starting at 6:30 p.m.


Slack-key guitarist George Kahumoku. Courtesy photo.


-Mauka Stage (in Casanova parking lot):

Maui Taikoat 6:30 p.m., Martial Arts and Hula Exhibition at 7:15 p.m., followed by DJ and dancing

-Makai Stage (near Makawao Steak House):

Hawaiian Music with Kiki Hugo, John Coelho & Ipo Mossman

-Shops at Makawao: 

The Iki Nui Side Show at the Shops at Makawao will be presenting “Malama Aina Performance,”a scripted stage presentation featuring music, poetry, and drama.

-Pink by Nature:

Fall Fashion Show at 7:30 p.m. Makeup by Beauty by Trish, Hair by Jeffie of Vanity Salon, Music by DJ Sweet Beets, lighting & visuals by Event Horizon. Featuring local designers Acacia Swimwear, Hula Hoops, and Indah.

-Viewpoints Gallery: 

East Maui Watershed Partnership’s “Malama Wao Akua” Art Opening from 5 p.m.–8 p.m. (participating merchants also will be donating proceeds from the evening’s sales).

-Ono Food and Beverage:

Street Food Faire from: Market Fresh Bistro, Badua Catering, Star Anise Indian Food, Relish the Dog, Iron Emu BBQ, Shaka Pops, and Organo Gold Coffee.

Additional Happenings Around Town:

  • SHOPS AT MAKAWAO: a jewelry and leather craft station will be offering Do-It-Yourself opportunities. Donations accepted with proceeds going to the East Maui Watershed Partnership.
  • ROBENA GALLERY: offering prints and original paintings of native Hawaiian plants created by Robena, with 20% of the proceeds being donated to the East Maui Watershed Partnership.
  • MAUI HANDS: Two artists-in-residence: Oil painter Melissa Ebeling, doing pet and farm animal portraits. Bring a photo of your pet, get a portrait in one hour. Oil Painter Jack Hamilton usually starts and completes a painting during his demos, so this is a great opportunity to see the entire process of creating a beautiful painting. Refreshments served.
  • ON CORE STUDIO: Maui Massage School students giving massages.
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