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Flip Nicklin to screen film at Lahaina’s Second Friday Town Party

By Staff | Feb 7, 2013

Sir Wilfred’s will have Gordie Robell singing and playing sax in front of the store during Lahaina’s Second Friday Town Party. Robell plays swing, bebop and classic jazz. For the past six months, every Second Friday, he has thrilled big audiences at Sir Wilfreds. When he was 22, Robell began studying and playing the likes of John Coltrane, Lester Young, Dexter Gordon and many others. Robell played for 20 years on the West Coast from Seattle to San Diego. Sir Wilfred’s produces the Front Street Jazz & Blues Walk, which is entering its third year. Owner Wilfred “Bill” Burton is the president of The Maui Jazz Society.

LAHAINA – Lahaina’s Second Friday Town Party will welcome Flip Nicklin for his video presentation, “Among Giants – A Life with Whales,” under the stars at Campbell Park.

The screening starts at 7:30 p.m.

Lahaina’s party that takes place from 6 to 9 p.m. every second Friday of the month features live music, history, culture, Lahaina’s famous Art Night and restaurants offering specials and discounts.

Widely regarded as the world’s premier whale photographer, Nicklin has more than 20 articles in National Geographic magazine and has participated in more than 5,500 dives.

The cofounder of Whale Trust Maui, Nicklin migrates with the humpbacks, spending summers in Alaska and winters in Lahaina.

Coordinated by LahainaTown Action Committee and Lahaina Restoration Foundation, the film preludes the annual Whale Tales event at Maui Theatre on Feb. 16-18.

The cast of ‘Ulalena Maui will perform an opening blessing for Second Friday at 6 p.m. at the sea wall across from Hard Rock Cafe.

Fleetwood’s On Front St. in conjunction with We Are More Productions and Q-103 will present a benefit for Lahaina local Jeff Worthen on Second Friday at 10 p.m.

Fleetwood’s Senior Director of Sales and Catering Jill Holley said the event is a “celebration of love and life” to help Worthen’s ohana with the financial difficulties of battling cancer.

The Lahaina community rallied in 2012 to help Worthen.

“These are my favorite events. The town comes together for a great cause, good will is the goal, and it is all surrounded with a fun-filled night for all,” said Holley.

The theme is “Red Glitz and Glamour” for this 21-and-over event, just in time for an early, “dressy” Valentine’s Day celebration.

The featured band is Sounds of Addiction; Junior Siquera, Ryan Robinson, Noa and Dre will also perform. Deejays Tim Dawg and O-Dub will also spin tunes.

“All proceeds are going to a dear friend with Stage 3 liver cancer. Join in the celebration of life and help this family during this difficult time by giving generously,” Holley concluded.

For more information, visit www.facebook.com/events/191023174377151/ or fleetwoodsonfrontst.com/, or e-mail Holley at jholley@fleetwoodsonfrntst.com.

Lahaina bars and restaurants will feature live music on Second Friday, including Willie K at Kimo’s from 9 to 11 p.m. (pick up your stamped Hula Pie card at the Lahaina Visitor Center for free admission), Hawaiian entertainment from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Pioneer Inn, live jazz overlooking the water at Longhi’s from 7 to 10 p.m., live entertainment from 9:30 to 11:30 p.m. at Moose McGillycuddy’s Lahaina, Evan Shulman from 6 to 9 p.m. at Hard Rock Cafe, Uncle Lui Williams from 5 to 7 p.m. on The Wharf Cinema Center stage, Bob Jones and the Drive from 8 to 10:30 p.m. at Captain Jack’s Island Grill and Johnny Ringo from 7:30 to 10 p.m. at Cool Cat Cafe.

This month’s Concert in the Park presented by LahainaTown Action Committee in Campbell Park across from the Pioneer Inn will feature live Hawaiian music with Maui Jam (Al Nip, Lance Tokushima, Geri Valdriz and Michael Feegrade) with the hula stylings of Kathy Tokushima and Dale Gushiken-Nip from 5 to 7:10 p.m.

The music will be followed by the Campbell Park Wing Eating Contest sponsored by Captain Jack’s Island Grill at 7:10 p.m. How many wings can you eat in four minutes? Come and put your stomach to the test! Entry is $5 and limited to six contestants. Sign up at the scrip booth.

LAC partners with Lahaina restaurants to sponsor several West Side keiki non-profits. Purchase ono grinds, baked goods and desserts from 5:30 to 8 p.m. to support these community groups. LAC will also collect donations for the Maui Food Bank. Attendees are asked to bring a nonperishable food item. For more information, call 667-9175.

Lahaina Restoration Foundation will continue its popular candlelit tours of the Baldwin Home Museum at the corner of Front and Dickenson streets from 6 to 8:30 p.m. The $7 fee includes admission to the Wo Hing Museum at 858 Front St. Children 12 and under accompanied by a paying adult are free. For more information, contact LRF at 661-3262 or visit www.lahainarestoration.org.

As the sun sets and pau hana begins, what better way to start the weekend than to shop Lahaina’s world-renowned art galleries, meet artists, talk story and share in some complimentary pupus and wine from 6 to 9 p.m.?

For up-to-date details on Maui Friday Town Parties, go to www.MauiFridays.com or follow the events on Facebook and Twitter.