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ENTERTAINMENT NEWS

Wondering what to do this weekend? Maui Now has compiled a chronological listing of some of the island’s best events scheduled from Thursday through Sunday, Aug. 27 through 30.

The Kahoʻolawe Island Reserve Commission invites the public to Mahina‘ai Night on Saturday, Aug. 29, from 6 to 8 p.m. at its Kīhei boat house property, an eight-acre parcel designated to the KIRC in 2002 as the future site of a Kahoʻolawe learning center.

Wondering what to do this weekend? Maui Now has compiled a chronological listing of some of the island’s best events scheduled from Thursday through Tuesday, Aug. 20 through 25.

Opetaia Foa‘i’s South Pacific band Te Vaka will return to Maui for the first time in eight years for one night only, on Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2015, at 7:30 p.m. at Maui Theatre Lahaina. Tickets go on sale today, Aug. 20, at the Maui Theatre Box Office.

The Hui No‘eau Visual Arts Center and East Maui Watershed Partnership will present Mālama Wao Akua, a fine art exhibition that merges the worlds of art and conservation with works of art that honor Maui Nui’s native plant and animal species.

Chelsea’s Agora Gallery in New York will feature the original work of Wailuku artist Annika Banko in an exhibition called "Emerging Transformation," which opens Aug. 25 and runs until Sept. 12, 2015.

MUSIC NEWS

Maddie Marlow, left, and Tae Dye, of Maddie & Tae, pose for a portrait at Love Shack Studio in Nashvile, Tenn., on Thursday, Aug. 27, 2015. Country music’s young provocateurs came out swinging last summer with their on-point criticism of lyrics that portrayed women as simply objects of desire in cutoff jean shorts and bikini tops. Now that they’ve got everyone’s attention, Marlow, 20, and Taylor “Tae” Dye, 19, have got much more to say on their debut album, “Start Here,” coming out on Aug. 28. (Photo by Donn Jones/Invision/AP)NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The country duo Maddie & Tae took on gender stereotypes in their first platinum single, "Girl in a Country Song," and now they are targeting another overused effect in today's country music: electronic drum machines.


The veteran actor goes searching for talent in Afghanistan in the latest look at Barry Levinson's new dramedy, co-starring Zooey Deschanel, Kate Hudson and Danny McBride.

FILE - In this Sunday, Aug. 23, 2015 file photo, recording artist Justin Bieber performs at the 2015 Billboard Hot 100 Music Festival at Nikon at Jones Beach Theater in Wantagh, N.Y. Bieber will perform “What Do You Mean,” the lead single from his new album, at the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards, airing Sunday, Aug. 30 at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT on MTV. (Photo by Scott Roth/Invision/AP, File)LOS ANGELES (AP) — Justin Bieber will be back on stage at the MTV Video Music Awards.


Ruth Reichl's Making a Bay Area Appearance; There's a Food Music Fest This WeekendQueen food writer Ruth Reichl is making an appearance at the Mountain View Center for Performing Arts on Monday, August 31 as part of the center's lecture series (and probably to promote her upcoming cookbook). The event brings together food from the likes of Chica, Hal Jr's Bar B Q and ShakeDown Ice Cream, craft beer from Henhouse and Fort Point and music from Crashing Hotels, Vanwave and more, all to benefit the San Francisco Rock Project. MISSION — 18 Reason's next pop-up dinner will feature Peruvian food from chef Nico Vera, who will talk about the history of the dishes he serves and play authentic Afro-Peruvian to eat to.


FILE - In this Aug. 28, 2003 file photo, Britney Spears, left, and Madonna kiss during the opening performance of the MTV Video Music Awards at Radio City Music Hall, in New York. Van Toffler, an executive at MTV was on vacation when he got a call from the show's director. “And she said, 'Van, you're not going to believe this. They're rehearsing now. They're all together. And Madonna actually kissed Britney on the lips.'" (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson, File)SANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP) — There really is a method to the madness that is the MTV Video Music Awards.


WHAT'S PLAYING / COMING UP

Taylor Swift - Blank Space
Genesis - Hold On My Heart
Marvin Gaye - Mercy, Mercy Me
Cecilio & Kapono - The Nightmusic
Journey - Don't Stop Believin'
Walk The Moon - Shut Up And Dance
Adele - Someone Like You
Nelson - Love & Affection
Bill Medley & Jennifer Warnes - Time Of My Life
Sara Bareilles - Brave

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