September 04, 2008
Cryptozoological Art Exhibition
Saturday (Sept 6). 6pm, Hui No'eau Press, 2841 Baldwin Ave, Makawao
[ART] What do you get when you combine the creative expertise of two Brooklyn artists, the raw vitality of 37 Maui high school students and mythical creatures? I'd have to say a series of well-crafted imaginary beasts flush with originality. Brooklyn-based Canonball Press wood block artists Mike Houston and Martin Mazorra have spent the past two weeks working with students from five Maui high schools on perfecting the craft of wood block production and printmaking as part of a Hui No'eau press workshop. Tonight we get to see the fruits of their labor at an all-ages show that will feature the sounds of DJ Boomshot as well as the Unsung Mighty Few. The theme is cryptozoology with a focus on mythical flora and fauna of the Hawaiian Islands. The students' work will be on display until October 4. Free.
Music is Love
Friday (Sept 5), 10pm, Casanova, Makawao
[MUSIC] Rudy Love is one of those unsung musicians who have worked closely with some of the most important acts of the past four decades. Love kicked off his musical career in the '60s, working with Little Richard and Ray Charles. In 1972 he joined genre-bending R&B/funk/rock legends Sly & the Family Stone ("Hot Fun in the Summertime" is quite an addictive tune), and toured with them for a decade before going solo.
"My whole purpose in life has been to sing," Love says in his bio. "Now I'm completing this musical journey that has only one reason—to express joy through singing and to spread the message of peace."
Tonight he performs with his son, who is also named Rudy Love. $10.
Saturday (Sept 6), 7:30pm, Castle Theater, MACC, Kahului
[COMEDY] Few entertainers have worked as tirelessly as Augie Tulba to breathe life into the Hawaii comedy scene. You can catch Tulba on stage pretty much every weekend and hear his morning drive-time show on Q103.7. What's unique about his brand of comedy is its strongly local feel. Yet while he gets much of his inspiration from life in Hawaii (and refers to some very familiar places in his act), his appeal is broad enough to have warranted tours of the Mainland and Guam. Plus he spends loads of time working with charitable causes. Tonight's show benefits the Speak the Dream Foundation, a non-profit scholarship fund Tulba and his wife founded. Maui musician Willie K opens. $25, $20, $15.
Candidates' picnic and regatta
Sunday (Sept 7), 9am, Kanaha Beach, Kahului
[POLITICS] One of the most irritating and counterproductive things about the way we practice representative democracy is the robotic aspect of it. The execution of a candidate's campaign often overshadows his or her ideas. Local elections do not have to be this way. These races are one instance when members of the public can often meet—and even challenge—candidates face to face. Sierra Club Maui's picnic and outrigger canoe race gives Maui voters a chance to find out which candidates are interested in hearing their concerns—and which candidates couldn't miss their tee time. There will be food available for purchase, keiki activities and performances by Benoit Jazz Works and Gail Swanson. Canoe races will begin at 9am. $5 suggested donation.
Friday (Sept 5), 5pm, Bohemia Boutique, Wailuku
[FASHION] As vehemently anti-stereotype as I am, I do like the shopping, as I am quite particular about cut and cloth. Mall clothes won't do, either. When you consider who makes them and what it takes to get them here, cookie cutter clothes are downright unethical, anyway. Consignment boutiques are the way to go. It's a good sign that Wailuku's Bohemia Boutique has done well enough that it can double its size. The first time I went in there I scored a sheer paisley tank and a denim mini that brings my miniskirt collection to about 12. They've got some cool locally crafted stuff as well; hip women who have recently reproduced may appreciate their Mick Jagger screen print onesies. To celebrate their expansion, Bohemia is having a "re-grand" opening that will feature food and discounts on clothes. It coincides with Wailuku's First Friday celebration, in case you need something to wear.
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