The 2019 annual Seed To Cup Coffee Festival kicks off August and will be a full day of music and all things coffee! Back by popular demand, the festival will have a barista throw down to name Maui’s best barista, live coffee processing demos for some best practices tips, and a variety of other coffee themed events. Festival goers sill also get a chance to meet the growers, roasters and purveyors of Maui’s coffee industry. When: Sunday, August 4th from 9:00am to 4:00pm. Where: Maui Tropical Plantation.
Don’t miss you last month to enjoy Maui’s Bon Dance Season! A Bon Dance or Obon Festival is a Japanese Buddhist custom mean to honor the spirits of one’s ancestors. The custom has grown to wide spread popularity among the Hawaii population. August will be the public’s last chance to catch some ono grinds and dance the night away before next summer’s obon season. The August schedule is as follows below:
- August 2 (Fri)/ 3 (Sat) Wailuku Hongwanji Mission
1828 Vineyard St., service 6:45 p.m.; dance 8 p.m. (808) 244-0406
August 9 (Fri)/ 10 (Sat) Lahaina Hongwanji Mission
551 Waineʻe St., service 6:30 p.m.; dance 7:30 p.m. (808) 661-0640
August 17 (Sat) Pāʻia Rinzai Zen Mission
120 Alawai Rd., service 6 p.m.; dance 7 p.m. (808) 579-9921
August 24 (Sat) Kula Shofukuji Mission
53 Upper Kula Rd., service 6:30 p.m.; dance 7:30 p.m. (808) 661-0466
The Maui Humane Society is happy to present Dogust, a special birthday celebration for all of shelter’s lovable dogs! Bring the whole family down for a one of a kind of party and take home a welcome addition to the family! The event is free to all and will include a keiki zone, birthday cake for people and pup cakes for dogs provided by Maui Cookie Lab as well as Pick Your Price Adoptions on all animals. More information about the event can be found at mauihumanesociety.org or by calling (808) 877-3680 ext. 3. When: Saturday, August 3rd from 11:00am to 1:00pm. Where: The Maui Humane Society.
Adults Night Out
The Huliau Food & Film Festival mixes farm-to-table cooking, celebrates local agriculture, and showcases student-produced films. Now 7 years running, the festival garners tremendous support and will feature a variety of chef-run farm-to-table stations, and cash bar of 100% locally-produced cocktails, beer and wine. Guests will also be treated to live music by Arlie Asiu and a silent auction. All funds raised benefit Maui Huliau Foundation’s environmental education programs for Maui youth. When: Saturday, August 3rd from 6:00pm to 9:00pm. Where: Sugar Beach Events on North Kihei Road. Event admission is $95, or $115 at the door, and includes access to all chef stations and two complimentary drinks from the bar.
Maui Calls is arguably Maui’s most celebrated gala and is recognized as the Maui Arts & Cultural Center’s signature fundraising event. The night kicks off with a fresh flower lei greeting and will carry through a theme of mingling and sampling delectable creations by some of Maui’s best chefs. Silent and live auctions offer the chance to bid on hundreds of items, from fabulous Hawaii stays to “uniquely Maui” items, like one-of-a-kind Maui adventures, and “uniquely MACC” items, like autographed music instruments…. and more! When: Saturday, August 17th from 6:00pm to 10:00pm. Where: A&B Amphitheater/Yokouchi Pavilion.
Similar to the popular concept of drinking wine and painting (like at Wine & Design or Painting With a Twist), Exhibit-Related Events: Stitching Circle, is an adult only (21 and over) art workshop by artist Orly Cogan. Orly will teach the class her methodical yet free flowing approach to textiles and will students make a small piece to take away. Includes materials and snacks, plus a no-host bar will be available for beverages.
Cost: $25. To reserve your space contact: Jonathan@MauiArts.org. When: Thursday, August 22 at 8:30pm. Where: Maui Arts & Cultural Center Schaefer International Gallery.
Arts & Culture
The 2nd annual ‘Aha Mauliola, is a native hawaiian wellness gathering
that explores how native hawaiian cultural activities and practices can support and encourage health and wellness. The event includes health/wellness speakers, cultural workshops, health screeenings by Kaiser Permanete, food, crafts, silent auction, a keiki corner with activities, entertainment and more. When: Saturday, August 10th from 10:00am to 3:00pm. Where: UH Maui College.
Artist 2 Artist: Henry Kapono & Sean Na’auao, are teaming up to bring the Maui community a one-on-one talk story session with guests about their careers, followed by an intimate jam session and concert you don’t want to miss! Kapono does it all – vocalist, guitarist, songwriter, composer, thrilling performer, audience favorite—and multiple honors and awards, including a Grammy nomination. Na’auao is a slack key guitarist, vocalist, composer, producer, and founder of independent record label, Poi Pounder. Tickets: $35, $45, $65 (plus applicable fees). When: Friday, August 23rd from 7:30pm to 10:00pm. Where: McCoy Studio Theater at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center.
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