Heiva i Maui will be taking place this weekend, August 14-15, 2010 at the Wailuku War Memorial Gymnasium. The event is organized by Maui Polynesian Tahiti Fete whose purpose is to create and sponsor programs, festivals, workshops, and special functions for the community for all ages and ethnicities.
Groups, drummers and soloists will compete for titles and will be judged on entrances/exits, execution and precision, costumes, drumming, choreography, creativity, expressions and overall impression. In addition, a Mr and Miss Heiva i Maui pageant will also take place.
Groups will compete in the 'Aparima, 'Ote'a, and Ahupurotu. While soloists will compete using their best Tahitian dance skills, presence, and ability to adapt quickly to the changing drum beats.
Tickets are $10 in advance, are available at ticket outlets including Sew Special (275 West Kaahumanu Avenue; Telephone: 808-877-6128), The Maui Quilt Shop (1280 South Kihei Road; Telephone: 808-874-8050), and Lahaina Music (910 Honoapiilani Hwy, Suite 9; Telephone: 808-661-7625).
Tickets are also available at the door the days of the event for $15. Children 5 and under are free.
For additional information, visit the event website Heiva i Maui, email email@example.com or call 808 250-0737.