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Lahaina Second Friday — An Art Night to remember

By Staff | Jun 13, 2013

Kimo’s will feature Willie K from 9 to 11 p.m. on Second Friday. Pick up your stamped Hula Pie card at the Lahaina Visitor Center for free admission.

LAHAINA – Contribute your art skills to a collaborative community art piece, learn about the history of the Pidgin language or take in live musical performances at Lahaina Second Friday on June 14 from 6 to 9 p.m.

The town party features live music, history, culture and Lahaina’s famous Art Night on Front Street. Savor the tastes of Lahaina’s many fine restaurants offering Second Friday specials and discounts.

The cast of ‘Ulalena Maui will perform an opening blessing and street performance at the sea wall across from Hard Rock Caf.

This month’s Concert in the Park presented by LahainaTown Action Committee in Campbell Park (across from the Pioneer Inn) will feature music by Maui Jam from 5 to 6:45 p.m. This month’s musicians will be Al Nip, Jon Toda, Lance Tokushima and Mika`ele Villaren with hula stylings by Kathy Tokushima and Hauanu.

At 6:50 p.m., LahainaTown Action Committee will present a donation to Lahaina Junior Golf Association from funds raised at LAC’s first annual Golf Classic. Next, from 7 to 7:30 p.m., the Maui Taiko Drummers will perform.

In celebration of the 25th annual Lahaina Poster Contest, Lahaina’s Second Friday event is throwing an art themed party at Campbell Park to be enjoyed by the entire family. Whether you can draw a stick man or a beautiful Lahaina landscape, take the opportunity to share your art skills to create a collaborative art piece designed by the Lahaina community. You can also take home a unique piece of Lahaina artwork on a customized hat or design one of your own.

Maui Memorial Foundation’s Legacy of Life will be present in the park to give the Lahaina community the opportunity to help save the lives of others in need by becoming an organ donor.

LahainaTown Action Committee, in partnership with Lahaina restaurants, sponsors several West Side keiki non-profits. This assistance allows the non-profits to fundraise and supports the community. Campbell Park will come alive with local grinds, baked goods and desserts from 5:30 to 9 p.m.

For more information, call LahainaTown Action Committee at 667-9175.

Explore Lahaina’s unique history with Lahaina Restoration Foundation’s “Ha’ina Hou-Let the Story be Told” at the Baldwin Home Museum lawn on Friday from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m.

LRF will present the film “Pidgin: The Voice of Hawaii” by Marlene Booth and Kanalu Young.

Born on sugar plantations, Pidgin was spoken by more than half of Hawaii’s population.

Consisting of part English, part Hawaiian, along with pieces of Chinese, Japanese and Tagalog, Pidgin captures the essence of multiethnic Hawaii.

“Pidgin: The Voice of Hawaii” is a one-hour documentary profiling the language of Hawaii’s working people in its rise from plantation jargon to a source of island identity and pride.

In the 1920s, English Standard Schools and government-funded public schools refused to admit Pidgin-speaking children, fueling an anti-Pidgin and anti-Asian sentiment and leaving a legacy of shame in speaking Pidgin.

This film charts the 1970s rebirth of Native Hawaiian culture and its inspiration on Pidgin speakers to take pride in their language.

This movement led to many “Pidgin” projects, including many best-selling novels written with Pidgin dialogue, and a Certificate in Pidgin and Creole Studies program at the University of Hawaii.

Pidgin continues to live on and leave its mark forever on Hawaii.

In addition, the popular candlelit tour of the Baldwin Home Museum will be held from 6 to 8:30 p.m.

The museum is located on the corner of Front and Dickenson streets.

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 and a schedule of upcoming events, contact Lahaina Restoration Foundation 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. Pick up your free Art Map compliments of the Lahaina Visitor Center at the Old Lahaina Courthouse in Banyan Tree Park.

Fleetwood’s on Front St. will feature a Hawaiian Story and Bagpiper presentation at 6 p.m. and live rooftop entertainment from 7 to 9 p.m. Pioneer Inn will have Hawaiian entertainment from 6 to 9 p.m., Moose McGillycuddy’s Lahaina will feature live entertainment from 9:30 to 11:30 p.m., Longhi’s will have live jazz from 7 to 10 p.m., Hard Rock Cafe will feature Schulman from 6 to 9 p.m., The Wharf Cinema Center will host live music at center stage, Captain Jack’s Island Grill will feature the Benny Uyetake Band from 8 to 10:30 p.m., Cool Cat Caf will have Johnny Ringo from 7:30 to 10 p.m., Amigo’s will host Nacho Cardenas “El Mariachi,” and Lahaina Yacht Club will feature Wilmont Kahaialii from 4 to 6 p.m.

For up-to-date details on Maui Friday Town Parties, visit www.mauifridays.com. For more information on Lahaina Second Friday, call Lynn at LahainaTown Action Committee at 667-9175 or e-mail lynn@visitLahaina.com.