The Fall installment of Moku‘ula by Moonlight has been postponed from October 27 to Wednesday, November 25 beginning at 6:00 pm. As the full moon rises over Mauna Kahalawai in West Maui, the Mokuʻula/Mokuhinia restoration site in Lahaina is in the spotlight. This cultural and educational program is free and open to the public. It runs from 6:00 to 8:00 pm in front of Hale Halawai in Kamehameha Iki Park at 525 Front Street.

Hawaiian mele, mo‘olelo and mana‘o mix when Host Ata Damasco shares the stage with Maui elders who tell their stories about Lahaina, followed by a special guest who speaks about current topics relative to Native Hawaiian issues. Ata is highly acclaimed for his beautiful vocals and traditional Hawaiian music records. He’ll be joined by musician friends in a kanikapila style musical jam. Na ‘Aikane O Maui will sell mea ‘ai plates of traditional Hawaiian foods; Friends of Moku‘ula will offer logo hats, bags and books for sale. Limited seating is provided for puna; blankets, mats and low beach chairs are welcome.

For more information, call the Friends of Moku‘ula office at 808-661-3659 or email us. Check out these photos by J. Anthony Martinez, who captured the beauty of the Summer #MbM at sunset and under a full moon …

Samples of kalo, ‘ulu and ‘ualaHale Halawai at sunset with guest speaker and musicians

Dave Williams buys Kamehameha III book from Dr. Paul KliegerHeanu and Ata Damasco warm up

Heanu, Ata and Maile entertain under full moonMaile Bryan performs hula