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Weekend Offers Chance to Dunk the Mayor

August 23, 2013, 8:41 AM HST
* Updated August 23, 9:17 AM
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By Vanessa Wolf

It's so rare to see a man in head-to-toe embroidered denim these days. Well, unless you run into Steven Tyler at the post office.

It’s so rare to see a man in head-to-toe embroidered denim these days. Well, unless you run into Steven Tyler at the post office.

Best Reason to Fête Lahaina

The Lahaina Restoration Foundation is presenting “Celebrate Historic Lahaina.”

Events kick off today at 3 p.m. when author Katherine Kama‘ema‘e Smith will discuss her book, “The Fleming Journals: West Maui Land Records and Family History 1905-1910.”

Then, from 6 to 9 p.m. is the grand opening of the the National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration’s exhibits at the Lahaina Heritage Museum in the Old Lahaina Courthouse.

If that’s not your cup of tea, you may prefer tomorrow’s hodgepodge of activities ranging from a grom surf bash and walking tours to historical films and a craft fair. The continued festival runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Old Lahaina Courthouse, Banyan Tree Park, Lahaina Harborfront and Lahaina Library Park, among others. The event is free to the public.

Best Chance to Safely Work Through Your Anger Issues with the Mayor

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maui undergroundTonight’s Kihei Town Party theme is “Hot August Nights.”

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Proving he’s a very good sport and/or quite proud of his Speedo bod, Mayor Alan Arakawa has agreed to sit in a dunk tank for to help raise money for Backpack Buddies.

Along with the usual food for sale, information booths, bubbles, balloons and hordes of people, you can enjoy the music of Naau and Maui Underground.

The event runs from 6 to 9 p.m. in the Azeka Shopping Center Mauka and is free to the public.

Best Reason to Get Down and Dirty

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Literally.

Tomorrow morning from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m., you can help Grow Some Good at their rescheduled Work & Learn Day.

You’re invited to help them create the next generation of sustainable, outdoor learning environments for South Maui students and learn how to grow your own food.

Volunteers will manage green manure and cover crops, spread mulch, and help weed, as well as trim trees, clear sugar cane and possibly plant some heirloom seeds and pumpkin starts.

The event takes place at Kihei Elementary School. Water and light refreshments will be provided.

Best Excuse to Fight for Parking at the MACC

Maybe they made it look this staged on purpose? To be ironic or something? Courtesy image

Maybe they made it look this staged to be ironic or something? Courtesy image.

If you have a TV, you might be familiar with the Sullivan & Son Comedy Tour comedians, originally a half-hour comedy series on TBS.

The show features Steve Byrne (The Tonight Show, Conan, The Byrne Identity: Comedy Central Special); Owen Benjamin (The Tonight Show, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, Comedy Central Presents); Roy Wood Jr. (The Late Show with David Letterman, The Late Late Show, The Funny Spot with Tony Rock), and Ahmed Ahmed (The Tonight Show, Axis Of Evil: Comedy Central, Iron Man).

Google indicates his parents really did name him Ahmed Ahmed.

You can check out his and his traveling companions’ comedy stylings on Saturday night at 7:30 p.m. at the McCoy Studio Theater in the MACC.

Tickets are $29 and $39 with a meet-and-greet.

Like Your Tween Really Needs an Excuse to Go to the Mall

This Sunday from noon to 2 p.m., Maui Mall will be celebrating back to school with its Family Sundays event.

There will be student recognition and iPad Mini giveaway via teacher nomination, as well as a Genki Sushi Facial Expression Contest, scavenger hunts and eating contests for both kids and adults.

Also included will be free craft tables, healthy snacks and storytelling.

Best Reason to Hum Songs That Are Technically Out of Your Vocal Range

Ashley Pokorski as young Cosette. Courtesy image

Ashley Pokorski as young Cosette in Les Miserables. Courtesy image.

This is it, folks.

Your last chance to catch Les Misérables happens Sunday in the MACC’s Castle Theater.

Based on Victor Hugo’s classic 1862 novel of the same name, the musical is set in early 19th century France.

It tells the story of Jean Valjean, a burly French peasant of abnormal strength and potentially violent nature, and his quest for redemption after serving 19 years in jail for having stolen a loaf of bread to give to his starving sister’s child.

Then he breaks parole, deals with a real jerk of a guy, gets caught up in the politics of the time and sings a lot of songs. It’s good stuff. You’ll like it.

The show is at 2 p.m. and tickets are $15 to $65.

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