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The traditions and legends of the Waihe'e ahupuaa will be explored during a tour on Saturday.
Participants will journey into a Windward watershed and learn the history of this valley, located just north of Kahaluu, from 10 a.m. to noon. A hiuwai, or freshwater cleansing ceremony, is among the tour highlights.
Reservations required. Call 226-4195 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Music on Maui
Maui Future Arts at Alelani is hosting a series of benefit concerts to help with the opening of a music and cultural education center in January.
Concerts will be held at the Haku Baldwin Garden on Mount Haleakala.
The schedule: Marty Dread on Saturday, North Shore Buzz on Sept. 1, Haiku Hillbillies on Sept. 8, Gypsy Pacific on Oct. 6 and Kanekoa Oct. 13.
Cost is $50, which includes heavy pupus. Visit www.MauiFutureArts.org.
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Movies opening Friday:
"Illegal Tender": After years of life on the run with his mother from dangerous thugs, a Latino college student (reggaeton star Tego Calderón) returns to Puerto Rico to take drastic action to unveil the dark secrets from his family's past. (R)
"Mr. Bean's Holiday": Rowan Atkinson reprises his popular comic character, this time on vacation in the south of France during the Cannes Film Festival. Through a series of mishaps and coincidences, Mr. Bean is wrongly thought to be both a kidnapper and an acclaimed filmmaker. (G)
"The Nanny Diaries": Based on the best-selling book. Scarlett Johansson stars as a New York University graduate from a working-class New Jersey family who chooses to work as a nanny for a wealthy -- and difficult -- family on the Upper East Side. Paul Giamatti, Laura Linney and Chris Evans co-star. (PG-13)
"Resurrecting the Champ": A struggling sports writer (Josh Hartnett) encounters a homeless man (Samuel L. Jackson) who might be a once-great boxing champ. Teri Hatcher, Alan Alda and Kathryn Morris co-star. (PG-13)
"September Dawn": A love story set against the 19th-century massacre of a wagon train of settlers in Utah at the hands of a renegade Mormon group. Jon Voight and Terence Stamp star. (R)
"War": Action stars Jet Li and Jason Statham face off as an infamous assassin sets off a crime war between rival Asian mobs, only to battle an obsessed FBI agent determined to bring him down after his partner is murdered. (R)