Pau Hana

Last chance to see emerging Asian-Pacific cinematic talent

Hawaii International Film Festival concludes with the showing of “Anote’s Ark” at 1:30 p.m. today in the McCoy Studio Theater at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center in Kahului. This film, from Canada, depicts the currently perilous position, due to rising sea levels, of the island ...

Thank You Letters

The students, teachers and families of Na Kula Kaiapuni ‘o Maui wish to extend our heartfelt appreciation to the Old Lahaina Lu‘au and Na Leo Kalele for their support of our annual Wehena Makahiki event again this year. We are grateful for their commitment to our Hawaiian Language ...

Pet of the Week

Do you need an upbeat best friend that’s sure to add a ton of joy to your life? Then you should come down and ask for me, Bo, dog No. 85. I’m a fun-loving 5 year old that loves to cuddle up for kisses when I’m not busy earning your praise. It turns out, I’m a treat-motivated guy that ...

The NINTH island

Hawaii boasts eight main islands that are ringed by blue ocean waters and tropical greenery — and Las Vegas is set in the middle of a bone-dry desert, according to Nevada Public Radio. Yet the roots run deep from the Strip all the way to Hawaii. It has the largest population of Hawaii ...

Oates views past via future

• “Hazards of Time Travel” (Ecco), by Joyce Carol Oates In Joyce Carol Oates’ future America, history and free thought are off-limits. Thus, high school senior Adriane Strohl is arrested for treasonous speech when it’s revealed that her valedictory address is comprised of questions ...

Looking Back Through The Maui News

100 Years Ago 1918 — Maui boys who are serving in various branches of the Army on the mainland and who were expecting to be sent to France up to the time the peace armistice was signed may be expected to be arriving home most anytime now. 75 Years Ago 1943 — Fresno Deputy Coroner L.R. ...

Thrift Stores

The following is a listing of nonprofit organizations that sell an assortment of used and donated goods. For changes or new listings, call 242-6343. • Goodwill Retail Thrift Store, 250 Alamaha St., Ste. N-9, Kahului, 442-8989, Monday to Saturday, 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Sunday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. ...

Hawaiian Host introduces new founder’s chocolate collection

The world’s top brand and producer of chocolate-covered macadamia nuts, Hawaiian Host introduces its Mamoru Takitani Founder’s Collection that is available exclusively in Hawaii at select retailers. Paying homage to Takitani, the new product will be on the market through early 2019. In ...

Grand Wailea celebrates the season

It’s starting to feel a lot like the festive season at Grand Wailea, A Waldorf Astoria Resort with a lively tree-lighting ceremony, Santa’s arrival by Hawaiian voyaging canoe and a gingerbread village built by the culinary team — all adding to the aloha spirit. In fact, December is ...

Holiday at home

Staycationing on Maui is like hitting it out of the ball park and sliding into home plate — all on your home turf. It’s as adventurous as sailing around the world while never having to leave the comfort of your own harbor. “Traveling outside of the state of Hawaii, for those of us ...

In the Loop

Want to do a little shopping before or after dinner at the Four Seasons Resort Maui in Wailea? From 7 to 10 p.m. Fridays, its Night Market is set up on the Fountain View Lawn in the courtyard conveniently between DUO Steak and Seafood and Ferraro’s Bar e Ristorante. “Night Market is a ...

How to throw a fun holiday open house

There are many ways to entertain, but during the busy holiday season, it’s the open house party that I gravitate to. Not a big, sit-down meal. Not a frenetic, crowded, two-hour cocktail party. Rather, a gentle stretch of time with people coming and going as they please. With a ...

Academy Award-winning artist returns to Maui

Lahaina Galleries announces the return of Academy Award-winning artist Steve Matson for two appearances at its Maui galleries. Matson received an Oscar for his special effects work created in the movie, “The Life of Pi.” He continues to work in the entertainment industry, and has been ...

Ahead of the Class

To have your class, workshop or presentation included in this free listing, email its title, instructor, location, dates, start/end times, cost and brief description to currents@mauinews.com. Due to the volume of submissions, items will be listed as close as possible to their start date; if a ...

Pet of the Week

Wish you had a cool and cuddly new best buddy to keep you warm and cozy this holiday season? Then stop by and ask to meet me, Aki, cat No. 52. I’m a soft and snuggly 5-year-old neutered male that really wants someone to curl up with and shower with kisses. So if you need a fun friend to ...

Literature stands strong in the ‘Green Room’ at MACC

The Merwin Conservancy presents an evening with poet, translator and former poetry editor Matthew Zapruder and Macarthur Fellow, scholar and author Lewis Hyde at 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 6 in the McCoy Studio Theater at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center in Kahului. The duo will share ...

New show at Viewpoints Gallery inspired artistic collaboration

Viewpoints Gallery, located at 3620 Baldwin Ave. in Makawao, presents its December show, “Reaching Out,” running Dec. 1 to Jan. 12. An opening reception with the artists is planned at 5 p.m. Dec. 1. Beverages and pupu will be available. Local artists George Allan, Gabrielle ...

Hawaii International Film Festival presents films at MACC

The MACC presents a return to Maui of the Hawaii International Film Festival after an absence of many years. HIFF endeavors to recognize new and emerging talent, promote career development and original collaborations through innovative education programs, and facilitate dynamic cultural ...