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Wailuku Town brings in the New Year at the Wailuku First Friday event on Friday, January 7, 2011.  This free event is Wailuku Town’s monthly block party celebration and Market Street closes from 6 to 8 pm.

Maui Time Weekly celebrates 13 years of business in January!   Jen and Tommy Russo, owners and Maui Time present our event headliner:  Moth, live music at the Maui Thing Stage on the corner of Market and Main Street.   Their website say: Moth, just two men, who sound like they are a symphony of men.   — Who in their shared history have opened for a slew of greats, the likes of Willie Nelson to Bone Thugs-n-Harmony — wield their years of meticulous training with a fresh degree of freedom that can only be found with a duo. Taking their great metallic swoops of musical creation to new heights with full-sensory concert experiences, their all-original sets are crafted especially for live performance; and being entirely without loops or prerecorded tracks, adds to the deceptiveness of their sound’s choate dimension.  Also accompanying the band will knock your socks off with special dancers too! Fun!

More live music with Gene and Shea Argel at Café O Lei from 5 pm; Head High returns with live music at the Wailuku Banyan Tree Park 6 pm and Wailuku First Friday welcomes a high school band, Visibly Shaken from 6 pm at the Main Street Promenade.  We think this group will blast you off to a spectacular 2011 New Year!

A must see is the Sustainable Living Institute of Maui, University of Hawaii, Maui campus presents Ho`okele Wa`a Turning the Canoe – Navigating a Sustainable Future for Maui and the World at 7:30 pm at the historic Iao Theater, free admission, but donations appreciated.

The Wailuku Coffee Co. will donate the proceeds from the night to the Arts for Education Children Group.

Beer, beer and mingle.  Back by popular demand is the Maui Recycling Group beer garden next to the American Savings bank on Market Street from 5 pm to 9 pm.

For a fun article on this Wailuku First Friday, MauiTime Bday, click here.