Wassup This Weekend: Wednesday–Sunday, Aug. 5–9
By Maui Now Staff
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, Aug. 5 through Aug. 9.
Look for this information no later than every Thursday afternoon.
? Look for foodie event.
Wednesday, Aug. 5
Enjoy Ukulele Mix Plate at The Shops at Wailea
Wailea • The Shops at Wailea fountain courtyard • 6 to 8 p.m
Mele Ukulele and The Shops at Wailea will host Ukulele Mix Plate on Wednesday, Aug. 5, 12 and 26 from 6 to 8 p.m. at The Shops at Wailea fountain courtyard, where guests can take part in an entertaining learning experience about Hawai‘i’s official instrument and cultural treasure.
Thursday, Aug. 6
T.J. Maxx Grand Opening
Kahului • Maui Mall • 7:30 a.m.
The new store is located in the southwest parking lot of Maui Mall, straight across Kamehameha Avenue from Taco Bell. The 26,000-square-foot national retailer, which sells designer brands and household items at discount prices, has been described as an upscale Ross Dress for Less, which is located across Kamehameha Street in the Safeway shopping plaza. The 20-minute grand opening program on Aug. 6 is expected to include Maui Mayor Alan Arakawa, T.J. Maxx manager and a spokesperson from Alberta Development Partners, the owners of the mall.
? Willie K to Perform Dinner Show Thursdays in Waikapū Ballroom
Waikapū • King Kamehameha Golf Club • Waikapū Ballroom
Willie K and his band will perform on Thursday nights beginning on July 23. Willie K captivates audiences worldwide with his astounding performances and remarkable array of musical styles.
Maui Comedy Festival Presents Patton Oswalt at The MACC
Kahului • The MACC • 7:30 p.m.
The Maui Comedy Festival Summer Series will present multi-talented comic and actor Patton Oswalt to Maui for the first-time ever on Thursday, Aug. 6, at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center.
Friday, Aug. 7
? Third Huliau Food & Film Festival Benefits Maui Youth
Makawao • Seabury Hall • 5:30 p.m.
The Huliau Food and Film Festival, a a farm-to-table celebration of local agriculture featuring local chefs and student films, will be held at 5:30 p. m. on the lower lawn of the Seabury Hall campus, located at 480 Olinda Road.
? Fustini’s to Host Free Pie and Ice Cream Social
Wailea • The Shops at Wailea • 6 to 8 p.m.
In celebration of summer, Fustini’s Oils & Vinegars will host a Pie and Ice Cream Social. Guests will have the opportunity to sample Fustini’s fruit- and herb-infused dessert vinegars and olive oils. Partnering with The Shops at Wailea neighbor Lappert’s Ice Cream, Fustini’s also seeks to highlight the grand opening of Maui Pie Company, which will be offering pies for sale. As a special treat, Aloha Spiced Cacao will be drizzling their special sauces over the pie and ice cream
Saturday, Aug. 8
? Third Annual “Maui Craft Session” Planned for August
Kā‘anapali • Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa’s Ocean Lawn
With plans to highlight the Polynesian Voyaging Society’s Mālama Honua Worldwide Voyage, the annual celebration of craft brew, spirits and cigars returns to the Sheraton. Held on Aug. 8, 2015 at 6 p.m, on the Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa’s Ocean Lawn, the event will feature and “celebrate the craft industries of spirits, beers, cigars, and the culinary arts.”
New Kona Brew Pays Tribute to Ocean, Benefits Surfrider Maui
Waikapū • Maui Tropical Plantation • 5:15 p.m.
Kona Brewing Co. will release Kai Golden Ale, its newest 21st Birthday Makana Series small batch beer, on Saturday, Aug. 8, beginning at 5:15 p.m. at Maui Tropical Plantation in Waikapū.
? 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.
Through Oct. 3
Two Concurrent Exhibits at Schaefer International Gallery
Kahului • The MACC • Schaefer International Gallery
Schaefer International Gallery at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center will feature two concurrent exhibits—Lærke Lauta:Unconscious Nature and Mary Babcock:Breaking Ground—from Aug. 2 through Oct. 3.