Wassup This Weekend: July 15–19
By Debra Lordan
Wondering what to do this weekend? Maui Now has compiled a chronological listing of some of the island’s best events scheduled from Wednesday through Sunday, July 15 through 19.
Look for this information no later than every Thursday afternoon.
🍴 Look for foodie event.
Wednesday, July 15
Raiatea Helm to Perform July 15 at Wailea Le‘a
Wailea • The Shops at Wailea • 6:30 to 8 p.m.
Raiatea Helm, one of Hawai‘i’s premier female vocalists, will perform at Wailea Le‘a at the fountain courtyard. Her musical talents have recently gained her recognition in the national music scene with her Grammy Nomination.
Thursday, July 16
🍴 Wine Tasting to Feature American Comfort Food
Mākena Beach & Golf Resort • 6:30 p.m.
Mākena Beach & Golf Resort’s monthly Food and Wine Education Series event features American wines and comfort food. Held in the resort’s Molokini Bar & Grille, Master Sommelier Patrick Okubo brings with him three all-American Californian wines.
Pohaku Dance Performance Preview Thursday at The MACC
Wailuku • Maui Arts & Cultural Center • Castle Theater • 7 p.m.
Christopher Morgan will offer a free preview of Pohaku, a new dance theater piece and a “work-in-progress.” Pohaku will officially premiere next spring.
Through July 16
Rock & Brews to Offer Late Night Happy Hour During Concerts
Pāʻia Rock & Brews • Pāʻia • Sunday–Thursday nights • Through July 16.
Rock & Brews Pāʻia is kicking off the summer with a late night happy hour and a Summer Concert Series showcasing some of the greatest festivals and events in rock music.
Thursday, July 17
‘Frozen’ to Screen at Starry Night Cinema on Friday
Kahului • The MACC • 6 p.m./7:30 p.m.
Disney’s animated Frozen will be the free featured film at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center’s Starry Night Cinema. The gates will open 6 p.m.; the movie will start at 7:30 p.m. Come early for live music, door prizes and kids art activities.
July 17 & 18
Kahului Hongwanji to Hold Obon Festival July 17 & 18
Kahului• Kahului Hongwanji• 6:30 p.m.
The festival will begin with a service at 6:30 p.m. and special dance performances at 7:30 p.m. by Nakamura Minyo Kai and Matsudaira Ryu on Friday and Maui Minyo Kai on Saturday night.
Saturday, July 18
🍴 edible Hawaiian Islands & Leoda’s Present Annual #PieTweetup
Waikapū• Maui Tropical Plantation 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Edible Hawaiian Islands and Leoda’s Kitchen and Pie Shop will present Maui’s Fourth Annual #PieTweetup at Kumu Farms at the Maui Tropical Plantation.
🍴 Sunset Cruise Celebrates Farm-to-Table Cuisine
Kai Kanani • Mākena Beach and Golf Resort Harbor • 5 to 7 p.m.
Kai Kanani and The Market Maui by Capische? join forces to offer a celebration of locally-sourced farm-to-table cuisine at sea.
Through July 18
Boursier-Mougenot Exhibit Opens at Schaefer Gallery
The MACC • Schaefer International Gallery • Through July 18
A sound installation by French artist and composer Céleste Boursier-Mougenot is on exhibit. Boursier-Mougenot creates intriguing works that explore the potential of common objects as a means to compose music in a given space. Schaefer International Gallery is open Tuesday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and before Castle Theater shows and during intermissions.
Saturday & Sunday, July 18 & 19
17th Annual Keiki Hula Festival on July 18 & 19
Lahaina • Lahaina Cannery Mall
This free, two-day cultural event will feature hālau (dance troupes) from across the island presenting richly choreographed kahiko (ancient hula) and auana (modern) hula that express the traditional values of Hawaiʻi and the Pacific Islands.
Sunday, July 19
Sarn Oliver and Friends to Perform String Quartets at Seabury
Makawao • Seabury Hall • Aʻali’ikuhonua Creative Arts Center • 5 p.m.
Ebb & Flow Arts will present Sarn Oliver and Friends, a free program of string quartets by Samuel Barber, Claude Debussy and Henri Dutilleux.
Heart of the Hui Student & Faculty Exhibition
Makawao • Hui No‘eau • Through July 31
Hui No‘eau will present the center’s Heart of the Hui: A Student & Faculty Exhibition celebrating and honoring the importance of art education at the hui with a space that encourages learning, creativity and experimentation.
Tommy Bahama Offers Burgers & Brews Special
Wailea • Tommy Bahama • The Shops at Wailea • Through August
Tommy Bahama Restaurant & Bar is paring up gourmet burgers, seasonal produce and locally crafted beer now through mid-August.