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Celebrate jazz and blues at Second Friday in Lahaina

By Staff | Apr 12, 2012

A statue pays tribute to Sun Yat Sen at Kepaniwai Park and Heritage Gardens in Wailuku.

LAHAINA – Residents and visitors can enjoy America’s original musical art forms, jazz and blues, at Second Friday in Lahaina on April 13.

Friday’s town party will kick off the weekend and highlight the beauty and excitement of Front Street.

In conjunction with the Front Street Jazz and Blues Walk (see page 5), LahainaTown Action Committee will present a Concert in the Park in Campbell Park next to the Baldwin Home Museum along Front Street.

Phillip Smith and The Gentlemen of Jazz will play from 5 to 7 p.m., followed by Brian Mansano from 7 to 8 p.m. To raise money for their organizations, Waiola Church, Lahaina Canoe Club’s Keiki Program, the Boys & Girls Club of Lahaina, Soroptimists and Kula Kai’apuni Ma Kekaulike will sell food and products during the concert.

At Concert in the Park, LahainaTown Action Committee will hold a drawing at 7 p.m. for a Lanai Wild Dolphin Snorkel trip for two courtesy of Pacific Whale Foundation. Stop by the park to complete a registration ticket.

Next door at The Wharf Cinema Center’s stage, Uncle Louie Williams and All That Jazz will play from 4 to 8 p.m.

At Second Friday, explore Lahaina’s unique history with Lahaina Restoration Foundation’s “Ha’ina Hou – Let the Story Be Told,” a free monthly event at the Baldwin Home and Wo Hing Museum.

Learn the story of Sun Yat Sen, the first president of the Republic of China, with Dr. Busaba Yip-Douglas at the Wo Hing Museum Cookhouse at 6:30 p.m.

Sun Yat Sen is revered by many as the “Father of Modern China.” Discover the remarkable connection between Hawaii and the Chinese revolution through his life.

Envision the world of Hawaiian warfare and weaponry with Ke’eaumoku Kapu on the Baldwin Home lawn at 7:30 p.m. Experience the art of rare Hawaiian weapons and tools as they were used in old Hawaii.

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” charge of $5 per person for the tour also includes a tour of the Wo Hing Museum. Children accompanied by a paying adult are free.

The Baldwin Home Museum is located on the corner of Front and Dickenson streets; the Wo Hing Museum is located at 858 Front St. For information, call 661-3262 or visit www.lahainarestoration.org.

For “Friday Night is Art Night in Lahaina,” Peter Lik Gallery, Maui Hands, Lahaina Galleries, Village Gallery, Gallery 505, Martin Lawrence Gallery, Thomas Barbey Art Gallery and Lahaina Print Sellers will host special events. For information on gallery, merchant and restaurant specials, visit mauifridays.com/.