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Enjoy live music, art at Lahaina’s Second Friday Town Party

By Staff | Sep 13, 2012

The Oscar Award-winning film “The Artist” (PG-13) starring Jean Dujardin (pictured), John Goodman and Missi Pyle will be shown at Kihei Public Library on Tuesday, Sept. 18, at 6 p.m. “The Artist” is set in Hollywood in 1927, when George Valentin is a silent movie superstar. The advent of the “talkies” sounds the death knell for his career, but for young extra Peppy Miller, major movie stardom awaits. “The Artist” tells the story of their interlinked destinies. The library is located at 35 Waimahaihai St.; call 875-6833.

LAHAINA – Lahaina’s Second Friday Town Party on Sept. 14 from 6 to 9 p.m. will pay homage to local farmers and all they do to provide the community with locally grown goodness with the theme “Farm to Fork.”

The event will begin with an opening blessing by the cast of ‘Ulalena Maui at 6 p.m. at the seawall across from Hard Rock Cafe.

Explore Lahaina’s unique history with Lahaina Restoration Foundation’s “Ha`ina Hou! (Let the Story be Told!)” at the Baldwin Home and Wo Hing Museum on Front Street.

“Ka Haka Hulu – The Featherworker” will be screened at the Baldwin Home Museum lawn at the corner of Front and Dickenson streets at 7:30 p.m.

This 20-minute documentary shares the art of fashioning feathers for Hawaii’s dignitary elite. As in days of old, this intricate craft continues to represent authority. Come learn more about Hawaii’s ancient art of feathermaking.

Savor the moon cakes at the Chinese Moon Festival celebration at the Wo Hing Museum at 858 Front St. from 6 to 8 p.m. The event will feature demonstrations by the Maui Chinese Martial Arts Academy, a farmers’ market and Chinese cuisine from participating restaurants available for purchase.

The Moon Festival is a harvest celebration with a deep-rooted appreciation for the abundance of the land. Join in this holiday steeped in tradition and culture.

In addition, LRF’s popular candlelit tour of the Baldwin Home will be held from 6 to 8:30 p.m. A special “Ha`ina Hou” admission fee of $5 per person for the tour also includes a tour of the Wo Hing Museum. Children accompanied by a paying adult are free.

This month’s Concert in the Park presented by LahainaTown Action Committee at Campbell Park across from the Pioneer Inn will feature live Hawaiian music from 5 to 7:30 p.m. by Al Nip, Lance Tokushima, Mika’ele Villaren and Jon Toda, along with hula by Kathy Tokushima and Dale.

LahainaTown Action Committee partners with Lahaina restaurants to sponsor several West Side keiki non-profits. This assistance allows the non-profits to fundraise at the event. Enjoy music, ono grinds, baked goods and desserts from 5:30 to 8 p.m.

West Maui restaurants will also have live music for the Second Friday party, including Willie K at Kimo’s from 9 to 11 p.m. (free admission coupons are available at the Lahaina Visitor Center to the first 30 people), live Hawaiian music at Hula Rock from 5 to 9 p.m., jazz by Gary Larson at The Shops at 505 Front Street, live music at Pioneer Inn from 6 to 9 p.m., Visibly Shaken at Moose McGillycuddy’s Lahaina from 9:30 to 11:30 p.m., live jazz at Longhi’s from 7 to 10 p.m., Evan Shulman from 6 to 9 p.m. plus “All is One” Deejay Industry Night from 10 p.m. to closing at Hard Rock Cafe, live music on The Wharf Cinema Center’s stage from 5 to 7 p.m., Bob Jones and the Drive at Captain Jack’s Island Grill from 8 to 10:30 p.m., and Johnny Ringo at Cool Cat Cafe from 7:30 to 10 p.m.

For “Friday Night is Art Night” in Lahaina, Peter Lik Gallery will feature music with Deejay Scotty D, special promotions on art, wine and light pupus; Maui Hands will offer refreshments from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m.; Lahaina Galleries will host guest artist Dario Campanile and serve wine from 5 to 10 p.m.; Village Gallery will feature an artist demonstration by Rich Kenny and serve refreshments; Images Fine Art Gallery will have wine and live music; Longhi’s Artisan Fair will showcase Made on Maui artwork, jewelry, photography, clothing and more from 5 to 10 p.m.; Bernard Passman Gallery will feature pupus, drinks and live music from 6 to 9 p.m.; and Sargent’s Fine Art will have music by Curt Lee.

For information on Second Friday merchant, restaurant and “foodie” specials, go to www.MauiFridays.com or contact the Maui County Office of Economic Development at 270-7710.