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‘Second Friday’ to debut in Lahaina

By Staff | Nov 10, 2011

Willie K

LAHAINA – Lahaina’s new “Second Friday” event will energize Front Street from 6 to 9 p.m. on Nov. 11. Join in this free event that is open to all!

Come to Front Street every second Friday of the month for live music, local food, art, jewelry, fashion and much more.

The merchants of Lahaina are celebrating this month of giving thanks. Together, Front Street restaurants, retail shops and art galleries will kick off the first of many future “Second Friday” events for Lahaina.

In observance of Veterans Day, the streets will be decorated with alternating Hawaiian and U.S. flags.

At 9 p.m., come see Willie K at Kimo’s. There is no cover charge, and for a limited number of early birds, “Kimo Kards” will be handed out for a free slice of famous Hula Pie. “Kimo Kards” will be available at the Visitors’ Center in the Old Lahaina Courthouse and the Baldwin Home Museum.

Several restaurants will offer 10 to 20 percent discounts for dining between 4 and 8 p.m. Stop in for some ono grinds, and get your parking validated for the evening. There is no shortage of great entertainment and live music on Fridays in Lahaina.

In the center of town next to the famous Banyan Tree, the Pioneer Inn Grill and Bar will offer select pupus priced from $2 to $5.95 from 5 to 7 p.m. J.D. on the Rocks will be rockin’ the crowd from 6 to 8 p.m.

Lahaina Restoration Foundation is supporting the event by offering refreshments and free admission to the Baldwin Home Museum on the corner of Front and Dickenson streets from 6 to 8:30 p.m. LRF will also offer free candlelit tours of the historic Baldwin Home and demonstrations of cultural crafts on the front lawn.

The Baldwin Home built in the mid-1800s has many great collections to view. No reservations are required.

On the front lawn of the Baldwin Home, guests can join in tapa making. Original wood carvings will be offered for sale, and fresh, young coconuts will be husked for the attendees and sold as coconut water and soft “spoon meat.”

Several women will weave coconut leaf hats and bags. The public can participate by making small coconut ornaments, and special guest Aulea Faleta will demonstrate a rare and unique “Royal Lei.”

Nearby, The Wharf Cinema Center will provide entertainment on center stage from 5 to 8 p.m., and LahainaTown Action Committee’s Visitors’ Center in the Old Lahaina Courthouse will offer a 10 percent discount for all Hawaiian music CDs during normal business hours (9 a.m. to 5 p.m.).

Stop in under the Banyan Tree for homemade Hawaiian arts and crafts and wonderful art to preview.

Lahaina galleries will host local artists to meet the public. Peter Lik Galleries will host a drawing for a signed, limited-edition piece of art for one lucky winner. And Village Gallery, 120 Dickenson St., will host a gala reception from 6 to 9 p.m. for 11 mixed-media artists in a show titled “Eleven Eleven Eleven.” The artists are Connie Adams, Stephanie Clifton, Valaida d’Alessio, Tracy Dudley, Deybra Fair, Lisa Kasprizycki, Beth Marcil, Stuart Sharp, Arlene Taus Salomon, John Shoemaker and Christy Vail.

There are several parking lots available for easy access to Front Street, including underground at 505 Front Street and along Front Street, Luakini Street, Lahainaluna Road and Dickenson Street.