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Fall in love with Lahaina during ‘Second Friday’

By Staff | Feb 9, 2012

Dennis Ryan has studied the early currency system of China for over 30 years. He has traveled to Maui every year since 1997 and generously donated a collection of Chinese coins to the Lahaina Restoration Foundation’s exhibit at the Wo Hing Museum.

LAHAINA – Friday Town Parties will celebrate the season of love with “Fall in Love with Lahaina” on Friday, Feb. 10, from 6 to 9 p.m. Everyone is encouraged to wear red.

Romance will be alive and well in the quaint, historic, oceanside town.

“Ha’ina Hou – Let the Story be Told!” will continue at the Wo Hing and Baldwin Home Museum on Friday from 6 to 8:30 p.m. as part of Lahaina’s “Second Friday” Party.

The Wo Hing Museum will feature a lecture by Dennis Ryan on the history of Chinese coins at 6:30 p.m. His presentation will focus on coins of the Yuan and Ming Dynasties.

The Baldwin Home Museum will feature a video presentation by renowned underwater photographer Flip Nicklin – widely regarded as the world’s leading cetacean photographer – at 7:30 p.m.

Nicklin grew up around his father’s small dive shop on the California coast. He went on to become National Geographic’s premiere whale photographer and marine mammal specialist. In the past 30 years, he has photographed more than 30 species of whales and dolphins – some so endangered that their survival is in question.

Ryan will present his lecture in the Cookhouse at the Wo Hing Museum, and Nicklin’s presentation will be held on the Baldwin Home lawn. Candlelit tours will be held at the Baldwin Home from 6 to 8:30 p.m., and tours will be offered at the Wo Hing Museum.

The special “Ha’ina Hou” museum admission price is $5 per adult, which allows admission to both museums. Kids 12 and under will be admitted free.

The Hard Rock Cafe, Wharf Cinema Center, Kimo’s and the Pioneer Inn will all feature live music on “Second Friday.”

The cast of ‘Ulalena will offer a conch shell blessing from 6 to 6:20 p.m. at the seawall in front of the Hard Rock Cafe.

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse and Sushi Bar, Blue Lagoon Lahaina, Amigo’s Authentic Mexican Food, Pioneer Inn, Captain Jack’s and Cool Cat Cafe will all offer food and/or drink specials.

Turning to the art galleries, Peter Lik Gallery will have Deejay Scotty D. playing tunes, special promotions on art, wine and light pupus; Sargent’s Art Gallery will feature painter Roman Czerwinski, music by Curtis Lee and wine; Images Fine Art will host local artist Julie Houck, glass blowing demonstrations and wine; Higgins Harte Gallery will feature local artist Lowell Mapes and serve wine and refreshments; Gallery 505 will host Pop artist Davo; Village Gallery will host local artists and serve wine and pupus; Martin Lawrence Gallery will serve wine and pupus; Lahaina Galleries will host a guest artist and serve wine; Thomas Barbey Art Gallery will feature special promotions on art and serve wine; and Lahaina Print Sellers will serve wine and offer special promotions on selected pieces.

Wharf Cinema Center merchants – including Hangloose Hammocks, Lahaina Lifestyle, Jade Tiki, Maui Gallery, Lana’s Boutiques, KC Hawaiian Fashions and Three D Gallery – will offer “Sweetheart Shopping Specials.”

At Sweet Wahine Candy Shop, local artist Tamara Tavernier will hold a book signing.