LAHAINA - "Front Street-Great Street" is the theme for January's Second Friday in Lahaina. This month's town party commemorates the selection of Front Street as one of the "Ten Great Streets in America" for 2011 by the American Planning Association.
Lahaina was selected for its diverse architectural styles, community involvement, vibrant shopping, art and dining scene, picture-perfect views and rich history. This is the first time a location in Hawaii has been selected for this honor.
With the streets of Lahaina adorned with fresh flowers in commemorative celebration of Front Street and Second Friday festivities, the merchants and restaurants of Lahaina will proudly offer entertainment and specials.
Hard Rock Cafe will have a Patio Party with a beer garden, live music by Evan Shulman from 6 to 9 p.m. (no cover) and 15 percent off on food only.
Kimo's Restaurant will feature Willie K. performing from 9 to 11 p.m. Stop by the Lahaina Visitors' Center at the Old Lahaina Courthouse and pick up a "NO COVER" coupon for the show (limit one coupon per customer).
The Wharf Cinema Center will feature live entertainment on its stage with Hawaiian music and dance by Lui Williams and I Kona Maui Lima Halau from 5 to 7 p.m.
Polynesian artisans will be carving at the Wharf's Front Street entrance and offering a 10 percent discount; Seaside Henna will offer a buy one, get one henna tattoo; Blue Lagoon Lahaina will offer a 15 percent kama'aina discount; Cool Cat Cafe will feature live music with Bob James and the Drive and offer a 20 percent kama'aina discount; and Captain Jack's Restaurant will have live music with Dave Carroll from 7:30 to 10 p.m. and offer a 20 percent kama'aina discount. There will be no cover charge at the restaurants.
Kobe Japanese Steakhouse and Sushi Bar will offer 20 percent off on its teppanyaki dining (not to be combined with any other offers).
The Pioneer Inn will feature Wilmont Kahaialii entertaining from 6 to 9 p.m. with no cover charge. Most of the pupu menu is under $5, and drink specials are $2 to $5. A kama'aina discount of 15 percent will be offered.
Lahaina Restoration Foundation will feature its free monthly series called Ha'ina Hou! (Let the Story be Told!) at both the Wo Hing Museum and Baldwin Home Museum from 6 to 9 p.m.
For "Friday Night is Art Night," Peter Lik Gallery will host a drawing for a Peter Lik-signed "Big Book." Deejay Scotty D will spin tunes, and the gallery will feature special promotions on art, wine and a light selection of pupus.
Sargent's Fine Art will host Roman Czerwinski painting, music 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 painting; Village Gallery will hosts 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 offer special promotions on art and serve wine; and Lahaina Print Sellers will serve wine and offer special promotions on selected pieces.
LahainaTown Action Committee, Lahaina Restoration Foundation and the merchants and businesses in Lahaina are excited to share their "Great Street" and look forward to the fun and festivities of Second Friday in January!