Island Events

Na Wai Eha group members Kamalei Kawa‘a, Kason Gomes and Kamaehu Kawa‘a • Tonight; photo courtesy artists.

Island Events • May 25, 2017

TODAY, MAY 25 FREE LAHAINA HAWAIIAN MUSIC SERIES CONCERT Join Na Wai Eha at Lahaina Restoration Foundation’s free monthly Hawaiian Music Series concert from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on the Baldwin Home Museum lawn. The trio comprises brothers Kamalei and Kamaehu Kawa‘a and Kason Gomes, who were ...

Dance artist Billy Chang will join East Meets West Festival; photo by How Chan.

East Meets West Festival • Friday & Saturday

CROSS-CULTURAL DANCE AND MUSIC COLLABORATIONS. Jazz Maui presents the East Meets West Festival 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the Historic Iao Theater in Wailuku. The festival will feature a lineup of jazz fusion and multi-cultural dance artists. Tickets are $25 for orchestra level ...

Comedian Nick Swardson • Tonight; photo provided by MACC.

Island Events • May 18, 2017

TODAY, MAY 18 PICNIC FOR POKI WITH PAMELA POLLAND Roselani Place and Ola Na Mele Productions invite you to a Picnic for Poki featuring Pamela Polland at 11 a.m. at the Historic Kaahumanu Church in Wailuku. Bring a lawn chair or mat. Fresh-baked cookies, coffee and water will be provided by ...

Pianist Sarah Cahill; photo provided by Robert Pollock.

Sarah Cahill: ‘Tibetan illusion destroyer’ • Saturday

MUSIC AND FILM. Ebb & Flow Arts presents an evening of music and film at 7:30 p.m. Saturday in the Maui Arts & Cultural Center’s Castle Theater. Renowned pianist Sarah Cahill will be featured followed by Emmy award-winning filmmaker Tom Vendetti’s “Tibetan Illusion ...

Friends having fun at Maui Brewers Festival at the MACC • Saturday; Aubrey Hord photo

Island Events • May 11, 2017

TODAY, MAY 11 ‘MOTHERHOOD TO THE MAX!’ AT AKAKU The Akaku Upstairs Salon Series continues tonight at 6 p.m. with guest speaker Alison Barren, (aka Ali B), with “Motherhood to the Max!” Barren is a mother of five, a reporter for TMZ and has a weekly radio show on “The Voice of ...

Husband and wife duo, Kupaoa will perform at the Mele Mei Ma Maui festival under the Lahaina Banyan Tree; photo provided by Daryl Fujiwara

Second Friday • Mele Mai • Friday to Sunday

LAHAINA FRIDAY TOWN PARTY TO KICKOFF MELE MEI MA MAUI. Lahaina’s Second Friday Town Party will kickoff Mele Mei “May Hawaiian Music Month” at 5 p.m. with Maui Jam followed by award-winning recording artist Nathan Aweau. Visit Maui Writers Ink at the local authors table along with local ...

Japengo’s Maui Tastemakers Series chefs Gevin Utrillo and Jin Hosono • Fridays in May; photo by Carla Tracy.

Island Events • May 4, 2017

TODAY, MAY 4 KEIKI CELEBRATE STAR WARS DAY IN KAHULUI Star Wars fans are invited to celebrate their favorite holiday with fun Star Wars themed crafts and activities at Kahului Public Library from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. Children 12 and younger with or without costumes are welcome. For more ...

Contestants in Maui Matsuri’s Natto Eating Contest; photo by Melanie Agrabante.

Maui Matsuri • Friday and Saturday

CELEBRATE AND PERPETUATE JAPANESE CULTURE. Join the 17th annual Maui Matsui in Kahului. Friday: The Maui Matsuri Variety Show will begin at 7 p.m. at the Binhi At Ani Community Center in Kahului. The variety show will spotlight singers, dancers, musicians, magicians and other ...

Steel guitar virtuoso Alan Akaka at the Maui Hawaiian Steel Guitar Festival • Sunday; photo courtesy the artist.

Island Events • April 27, 2017

TODAY, APRIL 27 FREE LAHAINA HAWAIIAN MUSIC SERIES CONCERT Join Ikaika Blackburn at Lahaina Restoration Foundation’s free monthly Hawaiian Music Series concert from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on the Baldwin Home Museum lawn. Blankets and low beach chairs are welcome. For more information, call ...

Halau Nakaulakuhikuhi will perform at the East Maui Taro Festival on Saturday; photo courtesy Judy Kinser.

East Maui Taro Festival • Saturday

A DAY OF LEARNING AND CELEBRATION. The 25th annual East Maui Taro Festival features all-day hula and music, a farmers market, poi pounding demonstrations, food booths, arts and crafts, hands-on cultural activities and more from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at Hana Ball Park. Admission is free. A ...

Ha‘iku Ho‘olaule‘a and Flower Festival miniature golf • Saturday; photo courtesy Kate Griffiths of Mauimama Magazine.

Island Events • April 20, 2017

TODAY, APRIL 20 ENJOY FREE CONCERT AT PICNIC FOR POKI Roselani Place and Ola Na Mele Productions invite you to a Picnic for Poki featuring the Kalena, Kahala & Katz Trio at 11 a.m. at the Historic Kaahumanu Church in Wailuku. The group consists of Glenn Foster, Kahala Greig and ...

St. Anthony Grade School Fun Daze Bazaar; photo provided by bazaar committee.

Fun Daze Bazaar • Saturday

FUN FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY. St. Anthony Grade School presents Fun Daze Bazaar from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday on the school campus. Entertainers include Frank Delima, Mitch Kepa, Matagi, Asian Blen and others. Enjoy food by Maui Taco, teriyaki and laulau plates, a country store, rummage sale, ...

Chinese Kite Festival at Wo Hing Museum & Cookhouse in Lahaina; photo courtesy Lahaina Restoration Foundation.

Chinese Kite Festivial • Today through Sunday

APRIL IS NATIONAL KITE MONTH. Enjoy four days of kite learning fun at Lahaina Restoration Foundation’s Chinese Kite Festival. Today: Kite making project with artist George Peters of Colorado from 4 to 7 p.m. at Lahaina Cannery Mall. Peters will lead a team to design and build the largest ...

CELEBRATION OF THE ARTS | KAPALUA • FRIDAY TO SATURDAY – The Celebration of the Arts at The Ritz-Carlton in Kapalua; photo provided by the resort.

Island Events • April 13, 2017

TODAY, APRIL 13 JOIN UHMC MUSIC CLUB FOR OPEN MIC NIGHT Enjoy fun at the University of Hawaii Maui College Music Club Open Mic Night from 5 to 8 p.m. with a kickoff performance by the UHMC Chorus in the Multi-Purpose room. There will be free refreshments and potluck. Admission is free. For ...

Kamehameha Schools Maui Ho‘olaule‘a; photo provided by Lokelani Patrick.

Kamehameha Schools Maui 13th Ho‘olaule‘a • Saturday

SEE GREAT ENTERTAINMENT LINEUP AT KSM HO‘OLAULE‘A. Kamehameha Schools Maui presents its 13th annual Ho‘olaule‘a from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the school campus in Pukalani. Entertainment includes Sistah Robi Kahakalau, John Cruz, Brother Noland, Kamakakehau Fernandez, Mike Ka‘awa and ...

Valley Isle Keiki Fest• Saturday – Kari Rodrigues and daughter Madison enjoy free activities at a past Valley Isle Keiki Fest; photo provided by Kiwani’s Club of the Valley Isle.

Island Events • April 6, 2017

TODAY, APRIL 6 ART MAUI EXHIBIT OPEN DAILY AT THE MACC The Art Maui board presents its 39th exhibition daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. through April 30 at Schaefer International Gallery at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center in Kahului. The exhibit features new works by Maui artists in a wide ...

Artwork by James Hestand titled “Gold and Oldie”; photo provided by Art Maui.

Art Maui • Sunday

ART MAUI OPENS AT SCHAEFER INTERNATIONAL GALLERY. The Art Maui board presents its 39th exhibition Sunday through April 30 at Schaefer International Gallery at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center. The exhibit features new works by Maui artists in a wide variety of media. The gallery is open ...

Compagnie Herve Koubi; Nelson Romero photo.

Island Events • March 30, 2017

TODAY, MARCH 30 FREE LAHAINA HAWAIIAN MUSIC SERIES CONCERT Join the Kuaola Trio at Lahaina Restoration Foundation’s free monthly Hawaiian Music Series concert from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on the Baldwin Home Museum lawn. The group consists of Kalani Librando-Souza, Nalu Robinson and Shem “Kema” ...

Mick Fleetwood and Willie K will perform at the Uncle Willie K BBQ Bluesfest on Saturday; photo by Shooting Stars Maui.

Island Events • March 23, 2017

TODAY, MARCH 23 NA MO‘OLELO: HAWAIIAN CULTURAL PROGRAM Learn about the Hawaiian culture, language and traditions with guest cultural practitioners between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. daily at Maui Ocean Center in Maalaea. It is included with the aquarium admission and is appropriate for all ...

Keiki performing at a past Ho‘omau, a benefit for Punana Leo O Maui; photo by Gerry Mooney

Ho‘omaui 2017 • Saturday

A BENEFIT FOR PUNANA LEO O MAUI. Celebrate the 30th year of Ho‘omau, the annual fundraiser to support Punana Leo O Maui Hawaiian Language Immersion Preschool, from 9 a.m. to sunset Saturday at Maui Nui Botanical Gardens in Kahului. Enjoy entertainment by students of the Hawaiian Immersion ...