Special Events Week of April 25
THURSDAY, APRIL 25
MALINO TO PERFORM AT HAWAIIAN MUSIC SERIES
Live Hawaiian music continues on Front Street with Maui’s own Malino from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Baldwin Home Lawn in Lahaina. A limited number of chairs will be available; blankets, mats and low beach chairs are welcome. The Baldwin Home Museum is located on the corner of Front and Dickenson streets. For more information, call Lahaina Restoration Foundation at 661-3262.
FRIDAY, APRIL 26
JOSHUA NELSON AND KOSHER GOSPEL SINGERS
Singer-songwriter Joshua Nelson and the Kosher Gospel Singers will blend Hebrew texts with soulful African-American gospel music from 7:30 p.m. at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center’s McCoy Studio Theater. Tickets are $17, $12 students and seniors with valid ID (plus applicable fees). For tickets and information, visit the MACC box office, call 242-7469 or visit “http://www.mauiarts.org”>www.mauiarts.org.
TWO-DAY FIREKNIFE COMPETITION IN WAILEA
The 3rd annual Maui Fireknife Competition will take place at the Wailea Beach Marriott Resort & Spa. Friday: Opening ceremony at 5 p.m.; luau at 5:30 p.m.; competition begins at 6:10 p.m., followed by the naming of three finalists. Saturday: Opening ceremony at 5 p.m.; luau at 5:30 p.m.; competition begins at 6:10 p.m., followed by results and crowning of the champion. For reservations or more details call, 877-7627 ext. 221 or 1-877-827-2740. Kama’aina specials are available for this event.
FRIDAY NIGHT IS ART NIGHT IN LAHAINA
Stroll through dozens of art galleries in Lahaina town from 6 to 9 p.m. for special gallery shows, featured artists in action and refreshments all free and open to the public. Pick up the walking map of participants from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Lahaina Visitor Center located at the Old Lahaina Courthouse.
MAUI FAMILY SUPPORT SERVICES BENEFIT EVENT
Take off on a fun-filled evening of dinner, dancing and silent auction at the annual Maui Family Support Services signature event, “Up, Up & Away,” from 5:30 to 9 p.m. at the King Kamehameha Golf Club’s Waikapu Ballroom. Justin Cruz of KHON will be the emcee and Slam featuring Kelly Covington will be the entertainment. Tickets are $75 per person or $750 for a table of 10. Call 808-242-0900 ext. 258, for tickets or more information.
KIHEI FOURTH FRIDAY CELEBRATES EARTH DAY
Kihei Town will be celebrating Earth Day at the fourth Friday event from 6 to 9 p.m. with Marty Dread and Rare Vibrations. Enjoy food, art, crafts, and plenty of shopping deals. Food trucks will also be on hand. Visit www.kiheifridays.com or www.mauifridays.com for details.
MAPA’S ‘FRESHER AHI’ AT THE PLAYHOUSE
Maui Academy of Performing Arts presents “Fresher Ahi” at 7:30 p.m. in Steppingstone Playhouse at Queen Ka’ahumanu Center. The show also runs at 7:30 p.m. Saturday and last show runs at 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $16 adults, $14 seniors and $12 students (18 and younger), available online at www.mauiacademy.org, by calling 244-8760 or by visiting the Customer Service Kiosk at Queen Ka’ahumanu Center.
SATURDAY, APRIL 27
OCEAN VODKA’S GRAND OPENING CELEBRATION
The Ocean Vodka Organic Farm and Distillery will celebrate its grand opening from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the property, located at 4051 Omaopio Road in Kula (just below Surfing Goat Dairy). Entertainment includes Deason Kaohelo from Lahaina Grown, slack key musician Kevin Brown, Zenshin Daiko and ukulele master CJ Helekahi. Tours will run at 11 a.m., 12:30, 1:30, 2:30 and 3:30 p.m. The event is free and open to the public, and includes a BBQ lunch. For more details, call 877-0009 or (866) 776-2326 or visit www.oceanvodka.com
BROTHERS CAZIMERO LEI DAY CONCERT
The Brothers Cazimero will continue their traditional May Day celebration with a concert at 7:30 p.m. in the Maui Arts & Cultural Center’s Castle Theater. Tickets are $12, $28 and $37 (plus applicable fees). For tickets and information, visit the MACC box office, call 242-7469 or visit www.mauiarts.org.
DA KIDNEY DA KINE DAY AT QUEEN KA’AHUMANU
The National Kidney Foundation will present Da Kidney Da Kine Day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Queen Ka’ahumanu Center. Entertainment will feature Jimmy Mac and the Kool Kats, Na Keiki O Halau Hula Kauluokala and George Kahumoku Jr. There will also be free screenings for kidney disease, diabetes and high blood pressure. For more information, call 986-1900.
SUNDAY, APRIL 28
SPRING CRAFT FAIR AT WAR MEMORIAL GYM
Join more than 100 vendors at the Spring Craft Fair sponsored by Ben Franklin Crafts from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Maui War Memorial Gym. Enjoy food booths, gifts, crafts and more. Free admission and parking. For details, call 877-3337.
AN EVENING IN EMERALD CITY BENEFIT EVENT
Women Helping Women’s 16th annual fundraiser takes a new path this year with “An Evening in the Emerald City,” from 5:30 p.m. in the Maui Arts & Cultural Center’s Pavilion/Courtyard. The event will feature Glinda’s silent auction, a live auction, food catered by Chef Bev Gannon and entertainment. Tickets are $120 Poppy Field, $150 Emeral City (and $90 for standing room), plus applicable fees. For tickets and information, visit the MACC box office, call 242-7469 or visit www.mauiarts.org.