EVENTS IN FEBRUARY

Month of February
OPEN STUDIOS
VARIOUS LOCATIONS ON MAUI

The public, both local and tourist alike, has a unique opportunity year after year to experience the creativity that the art community on Maui has to offer. Maui Open Studios is a special event for artists, art collectors, and art enthusiasts. From 11am to 6pm, participating artists open their studios and exhibition spaces so you can view their work, talk story and, of course, purchase one-of-a-kind works of art. For an event schedule: mauiopenstudios.com.

Through Sunday, February 11
‘THE TRIP TO BOUNTIFUL’
PROARTS PLAYHOUSE, KIHEI

“The Trip to Bountiful” is about the myth of an idea called home. Performances are Thursday, Friday & Saturday 7:30pm; Sunday 3pm. Tickets & info: proartsmaui.com.

Through Friday, February 16
ANNUAL JURIED EXHIBITION
HUI NO‘EAU VISUAL ARTS CENTER, MAKAWAO

This prestigious competition gives visitors an opportunity to view current work by local artists in all media. The Hawai‘i State Foundation on Culture & the Arts recognizes this exhibition each year through its Art in Public Places Program. Nationally renowned guest jurors from Maui, Hawai‘i and beyond offer a different perspective for a unique show every year. Opening reception January 12, 5-7pm. Gallery hours are daily 9am-4pm. FREE admission. Info: 572-6560; huinoeau.com.

Through Wednesday, March 7
CELEBRATION OF HAWAI‘I 2018
VIEWPOINTS GALLERY, MAKAWAO

The entire gallery is transformed into a comprehensive display of new works in a variety of media by a selection of Hawai‘i’s most celebrated artists. 10:30am-5pm daily. Info: 572-5979; viewpointsgallerymaui.com.

Through Sunday, March 18
SCHAEFER PORTRAIT CHALLENGE
MAUI ARTS & CULTURAL CENTER SCHAEFER INTERNATIONAL GALLERY, KAHULUI

The Schaefer Portrait Challenge is a statewide juried exhibition that has been held triennially since 2003, encouraging Hawai‘i artists to present the people of their island communities through explorations in portraiture. This prestigious exhibition features the carefully selected entries of artists whose work best captures Hawai‘i’s extraordinary portrait subjects. Gallery hours are Tuesday-Sunday, 10am-5pm; before select Castle Theater shows; and during select intermissions. Admission is FREE. Info: mauiarts.org.

Thursday, February 1
FULL MOON CRUISE
PACIFIC WHALE FOUNDATION, LAHAINA

Experience the wonder of Maui’s brilliant full moon on this fun adventure with drinks, appetizers, and dessert included. Here in Hawai‘i, the most remote island chain in the world, an ocean ecotour provides an optimal vantage point for a romantic moonlit evening at sea. This cruise is timed to coincide with the full moon. Special guest narrator is Harriet Witt, an international award-winning astronomy writer and speaker, known for her entertaining and informative commentary on all things lunar. 8-10pm from Lahaina Harbor. Call 249-8811 ext. 1 or book online at pacificwhale.org.

Thursday, February 1
Drop it Like It’s Hot! Glassblowing Basics Workshop with Julia Cordi
HUI NO‘EAU VISUAL ARTS CENTER, MAKAWAO

In this hands-on class, students will gain an understanding of how glass moves and will create a piece of their very own design. Julia will provide interactive demonstrations. and students will create. 5:30-8:30pm, $75 ($94 nonmember) & Supply & Lab Fee: $25. Visit huinoeau.com or call 808-572-6560 to register.

Thursday, February 1
CUARTETO LATINOAMERICANO
MAUI ARTS & CULTURAL CENTER CASTLE THEATER, KAHULUI

Cuarteto Latinoamericano, formed in 1982, is known worldwide as the leading proponent of modern Latin American music for string quartet. This award-winning ensemble from Mexico consists of the three Bitran brothers, violinists Saul and Aron and cellist Alvaro, along with violist Javier Montiel. At their Maui concert, the Cuarteto will perform their newest program, “Miniatures from the Americas,” which has received wonderful enthusiasm from audiences and presenters alike. The concert will highlight a vast variety of compositional styles, featuring music from Brazil, Chile, Costa Rica, Mexico, Puerto Rico,  Uruguay, and Argentina, all composed in the 20th century and all contemporary Latin American. The Cuarteto has recorded most of the Latin American repertoire for string quartet, and has won Latin Grammy awards for best classical recording in 2013 and 2016. 7:30pm. Tickets & info: 242-SHOW (7469); mauiarts.org.

Friday, February 2 & Saturday, February 3
KUMU KAHUA THEATRE: WILD BIRDS
MAUI ARTS & CULTURAL CENTER MCCOY STUDIO THEATER, KAHULUI

Amos and Juliette Cooke had the best intentions. In 1839 Honolulu, the couple was deeply honored to be chosen to personally oversee the education of the children of the kings and queens of Hawai‘i. But how does one enforce rigorous discipline on a sacred ali‘i child? When is education a form of imperialism? Inspired by historical events, Wild Birds, a historical drama by Eric Anderson, tells the story of intense cultural clashes, the effects of western education on the indigenous monarchy, and the ultimate disillusionment of a teacher. 7:30pm. Tickets & info: 242-SHOW (7469); mauiarts.org.

Saturday, February 3
MOONLIGHT MELE
BAILEY HOUSE MUSEUM, WAILUKU

Moonlight Mele…preserving Hawaiian Music one Full Moon at at Time! Join in the evening under the stars with grammy award winner George Kahumoku and more, $5 and kids are FREE. 5-8pm, Hale Ho‘ike‘ike at the Bailey House, 2375A Main Street, Wailea. Info: 244-3326.

Saturday, February 3 & Sunday, February 4
MAUI CHAMBER ORCHESTRA ‘YOUNG ARTISTS SHOWCASE’ CONCERT
THE HISTORIC ‘IAO THEATER, WAILUKU

The winner of the first MCO Concerto Competition will be performing, as well as a young rising star in the classical world. On Sunday, February 4, join conductor Robert E. Wills for “Conversations with the Conductor” at 3:30pm (this portion of the program is free to all ticketed patrons). Performances are Saturday 7:30pm; Sunday 3pm. Info: mauichambertorchestra.org; mauionstage.com.

Sunday, February 4
TRILOGY EXCURSIONS
BLUE ‘AINA REEF CLEANUP

Start off with a land-based cleanup of Lahaina Harbor followed by a Trilogy catamaran ride to a nearby reef; location TBD based on weather conditions. Guests should bring their own snorkel gear and sunscreen. Hosted by Trilogy Excursions, the objective of Blue‘Aina is to clean and maintain Maui’s reefs, educate the community, and raise money for nonprofits. Breakfast and lunch provided. 8:30am-1:30pm. Reservations ($30) are required: facebook.com/blueaina.

Sunday, February 4
MAUI MADE SUNDAY
QUEEN KA‘AHUMANU CENTER, KAHULUI

This is a fantastic showcase for Maui-made products that appeal to both kama‘aina and visitors alike. Showcasing products that are made, manufactured, grown, or created in Maui County. Enjoy live local music and Polynesian entertainment while shopping for Maui¬ Hawai‘i Made products at Center Court. 10am-5pm. Info: queenkaahumanucenter.com.

Thursday, February 8
INDUSTRY NIGHT
WHAT ALES YOU TAPHOUSE, KIHEI

Come join in the fun at this southside celebration for those serving the Guest Industry from 5pm to close at What Ales You Taphouse in the heart of the Kihei Triangle, 1913 South Kihei Road, Kalama Shopping Center. The evening will feature beers from Bend, Oregon as well as former Bend residents and Maui business owners Derek Braun and Kevin Hoke of What Ales You and Aloha Surf School and Hawaiian Outrigger Experience. Evening full of specials, drawings,  live local music with Jason Arcilla and sampling. Numerous vendors including  Aloha Blue Charters, Maui Ocean Center, Blue Water Rafting, Maui Scooter Shack, Turtle Tracks, Maui Tattoo Company and others will be giving away merchandise and gift certificates. Evening dedicated to the memory of Timothy ‘T.C.’ Collins owner of Aloha Blue Charters. 5pm to close, 1913 South Kihei Road, Kalama Shopping Center. Info: 214-6581.

Thursday, February 8
OKAREKA DANCE COMPANY: MANA WAHINE
MAUI ARTS & CULTURAL CENTER CASTLE THEATER, KAHULUI

This all-female work by Okareka Dance Company draws strength from traditional Maori culture to illustrate a tapestry of dance, theatre, and film. “Mana Wahine” (Powerful Woman) emulates the journey from creature to motherhood, life force to the spirit world, the honoring of mother earth and sky father. Formed ten years ago, Okareka was established to fuse contemporary dance with indigenous Maori themes and other genres to create authentic, diverse works. They have become one of New Zealand’s most sought after and prolific dance companies. Through choreography, set design, and costume, the company delivers productions that bind culture with dance in a contemporary context, through evocative, beautiful dance works that tell bold, spiritual stories of and from New Zealand. 7:30pm. Info: 242-SHOW (7469); mauiarts.org.

Friday, February 9
THE MERWIN CONSERVANCY PRESENTS TRACY K. SMITH IN THE GREEN ROOM
MAUI ARTS & CULTURAL CENTER MCCOY STUDIO THEATER, KAHULUI

Tracy K. Smith is the author of the critically acclaimed memoir “Ordinary Light,” and three books of poetry. Her collection “Life on Mars” won the 2012 Pulitzer Prize, and was selected as a New York Times Notable Book. In 2014, the Academy of American Poets awarded Smith with the Academy Fellowship, awarded to one poet each year to recognize distinguished poetic achievement. In 2017, Smith was appointed the 22nd United States Poet Laureate, and her next collection of poems, “Wade in the Water,” is forthcoming in 2018. The presentation will be followed by an intimate Q&A with the audience and book signing at a courtyard reception with dessert, champagne, book fair, and live musical entertainment. 7pm. Tickets & info: 242-SHOW (7469); mauiarts.org.

Friday, February 9
DAN TEPFER, PIANIST
MAUI ARTS & CULTURAL CENTER CASTLE THEATER, KAHULUI

Dan Tepfer has made a name for himself as a pianist and composer of wide-ranging ambition, individuality, and drive—“a remarkable musician” in the words of The Washington Post. 7:30pm. Tickets & info: 242-SHOW (7469); mauiarts.org.

Saturday, February 10
RUN & WALK FOR THE WHALES
PACIFIC WHALE FOUNDATION, MA‘ALAEA

This year’s course will be safer and more walker friendly than ever, encouraging all abilities to join in this fun and rewarding event, which attracted over 800 participants from around in the world in 2017. All proceeds will benefit Pacific Whale Foundation’s mission to protect whales and the ocean. Choose from a 1 Mile, 5K, 10K or Maui’s only 11.5-Mile course. All participants receive a medal and t-shirt. Divisional winners will receive cruises from Pacific Whale Foundation. 7am, mauiwhalefestival.org.

Saturday, February 10
Art with Aloha: “Talk Story” Demo with Gayle Miyaguchi
HUI NO‘EAU VISUAL ARTS CENTER, MAKAWAO

Stop by and talk story about crafting the many implements used in hula! Gayle’s background in agriculture led her and her husband Kent to start Na Kani O Hula in 1994. They successfully farmed ipu and crafted hula implements for more than 20 years in Kula. Gayle is currently the cultural advisor for Ka‘anapali Beach Hotel. 10:30-11:30am. Info: huinoeau.com, 572-6560.

Saturday, February 10
LAURYN HILL
MAUI ARTS & CULTURAL CENTER EVENTS LAWN, KAHULUI

Ms. Lauryn Hill first came to attention with the multitalented group the Fugees. She remains an influential artistic force. 6pm, gates open at 5. 242-SHOW (7469).

Saturday, February 10
‘THE VERY BEST OF DAVE MASON’ TOUR
MAUI ARTS & CULTURAL CENTER CASTLE THEATER, KAHULUI

Originally released in 1979, Dave Mason’s “The Very Best of Dave Mason” is one of America’s most beloved classic rock albums. The concert will include favorites like “Feelin’ Alright,” and “Only You Know and I Know,” 7:30pm. 242-SHOW (7469).

Saturday, February 10
UKULELE STRUMMING WORKSHOP BY NATIVE HAWAIIAN MELE FONG
HALE HO’IKE’IKE AT THE BAILEY HOUSE, WAILUKU

Mele Fong, aka Ukulele Mele, is a professional singer, song arranger and master of multiple music genres strummed on the ukulele. She is an experienced educator who has developed a unique method of forming ukulele chord shapes with minimal muscle strain and different strumming patterns taught by no one else. The workshop offers an introduction to learning the “Ukulele Mele Way” to fun, sing-along songs while accompanied by a professional u-bass player. Students can continue learning on Maui, online, by digital download and packaged sets of Book/DVD/DVD for beginners to advanced. 10am. $10, $5 for members. 281-4981; Register online or buy tickets at the door. https://ukuleleworkshops.eventbrite.com.

Saturday, February 10 & Saturday, February 17
‘Uli‘uli Workshop with Gayle Miyaguchi
HUI NO‘EAU VISUAL ARTS CENTER, MAKAWAO

Learn to make your own single ‘uli‘uli or Hawaiian feathered gourd rattle. Students will learn how these instruments were made in ancient times, including the types of plants and tools that were used. Participants will also enjoy the hands-on experience from start to finish. Visit huinoeau.com or call 572-6560 to register. $55 ($69 nonmember) & Supply Fee: $30.

Sunday, February 11
SUNDAY CONCERT SERIES
LAHAINA GATEWAY CENTER

Each concert will showcase popular local Maui artists and bands performing fun and lively music at the Maui Gift & Craft Fair. 11am-1pm. FREE.

Sunday, February 11
DORIC STRING QUARTET
MAUI ARTS & CULTURAL CENTER CASTLE THEATER, KAHULUI

Alex Redington, violin; Jonathan Stone, violin; Hélène Clément, viola; John Myerscough, cello. The Doric String Quartet has firmly established itself as the leading British string quartet of its generation, receiving enthusiastic responses from audiences and critics across the globe. The quartet has won international prizes in Japan, Italy, and Germany, and has performed in Europe’s leading concert halls. The concert will include selections by Haydn, Britten, and Mendelssohn. 3pm. Tickets & info: 242-SHOW (7469); mauiarts.org.

Sunday, February 11
KU KANAKA/STAND TALL: SELF-DETERMINATION AND RESILIENCE IN THE LIFE OF KANALU YOUNG
MAUI ARTS & CULTURAL CENTER MCCOY STUDIO THEATER, KAHULUI

When 15-year-old Kanalu Young takes a dive into shallow water, he becomes quadriplegic—paralyzed from the neck down. Angry and defiant through months of rehabilitation, he begins to change when he learns the Hawaiian language and discovers a hidden story of Hawai‘i’s past. He earns a PhD, gets arrested fighting for Native Hawaiian rights, and becomes a passionate teacher and leader who instills pride in his people. A panel discussion will be held following the screening of the film. 3pm. Tickets & info: 242-SHOW (7469); mauiarts.org.

Wednesday, February 14
MARKET AT THE SHOPS
THE SHOPS AT WAILEA

Market at The Shops welcomes shoppers seeking locally produced goods by local farmers, specialty food providers, and artisans. In addition to farm-fresh goods and tropical treats, visitors can enjoy special offers on clothing, accessories, and more from participating merchants. Market at The Shops is held on the ground floor from 4 to 6pm. 4 hour special event parking validations are available for $5, with a portion of the proceeds benefiting Hawai‘i Community Foundation.

Wednesday, February 14
VALENTINE’S DAY
TIKI TERRACE, KA‘ANAPALI BEACH HOTEL

Sit down for a romantic dinner with your loved one at Ka‘anapali Beach Hotels’ Tiki Terrace this Valentine’s Day. Chef Muromoto’s special menu includes items such as a Ka‘anapali Beach Hotel Spicy Tuna & Tobiko ogo Salad, an assorted selection of sushi, Roasted Bone-in Prime Rib, Misoyaki Seared Salmon, and more. Adults pay $65 (Includes long stem rose and glass of champagne or house wine), Children 6-12 are $45.00, and children 5 and under are free with a paying adult.

Wednesday, February 14
ALL 4 ONE, SOUL FOR REAL & FORTE: A VALENTINE’S DAY ENGAGEMENT
MAUI ARTS & CULTURAL CENTER CASTLE THEATER, KAHULUI

The Grammy Award Winning group All-4-One is internationally known for making beautiful love songs that not only chart radio airwaves, but also garner countless awards. All-4-One’s very first single, “So Much In Love,” scaled to RIAA gold and top five pop status. The California-based quartet soon marked their place in the industry as premier balladeers. Their second single, “I Swear,” claimed the billboard “Hot 100” #1 spot for 11 consecutive weeks, while sales skyrocketed to hold the #1 selling single status in 1994 and third most successful single of the rock era. “I Swear” still holds a spot on Billboard’s “Hot 100”as one of the most successful singles of all time and has been named by ASCAP as one of the greatest love songs of the 20th century. Soul for Real, an R&B quartet comprised of the four Dalyrimple brothers, Brian, Chris, Dre, and Jason, formed in 1992. Signed to Uptown Records, Soul 4 Real debuted in early 1995 with their album, “Candy Rain,” and by the end of the year the album had gone platinum. In the mid to late ‘90s there was no escaping the music of Forte. This quartet comprised of four ultra-beautiful women from Hawai‘i —Gissele, Kristina, Marlene, and Joanne—had powerhouse voices to match. With hits such as “Give My Love To You,” “Follow The Sun,” “Could This Be Love,” and “Loving You,” Forte was a ‘90s concert favorite, opening for pop superstars such as NSync, 98 Degrees, and Destiny’s Child. 7:30pm. Tickets & info: 242-SHOW (7469); mauiarts.org.

Friday, February 16
KAMA‘AINA NIGHTS
QUEEN KA‘AHUMANU CENTER, KAHULUI

Kama‘aina Nights is a free family event featuring popular Maui bands, store/restaurant specials, and prize giveaways from the stage. It’s a locally grown Hawaiian concert series occurring on the third Friday of every month. 6-8pm. Info: queenkaahumanucenter.com.

February 17, 18, 19 & 24
LAHAINA ARTS SOCIETY FINE ART FAIR
BANYAN TREE PARK, LAHAINA

Discover some of Maui’s most talented fine artists exhibiting under the Banyan Tree next to the historic Old Lahaina Courthouse. Come check out their paintings, ceramics, photography, glass art, wood carvings, jewelry, baskets, and more! While there, you’ll also want to browse the exhibits of these and­­­ other fine artists in the Banyan Tree Gallery and the Old Jail Gallery inside the Courthouse. 9am-5pm. FREE.

Saturday, February 17-Sunday, February 25
MAUI PLEIN AIR PAINTING INVITATIONAL
VARIOUS LOCATIONS IN LAHAINA

The Maui Plein Air Painting Invitational (MPAPI) is a week-long art event in Lahaina. The event showcases 26 plein air artists from Hawai‘i, the Mainland, and even one Australian, through various MPAPI activities. The venue is open to the general public, offering many opportunities to observe the professional plein air artists at work. The event culminates with a reception at the Royal Lahaina Resort in Ka‘anapali. For more info: mauipleinairpainting.org.

Saturday, February 17
20th ANNUAL Chinese New Year Festival
Maui Mall, KAHULUI

Kung Hee Fat Choy! Celebrate the Year of the Brown Earth Dog on February 17 from 9am to 2pm at Maui Mall at Maui’s 20th Annual Chinese New Year Festival brought to you by the Maui Chinese New Year Festival Committee. This year’s celebration includes Lion Dancing, Keiki Chinese Attire Contest, Tai Chi Demonstration, Martial Arts Demonstration, a presentation of Narcissus Queen and her Court, and, of course, many food and craft booths.  The Chinese New Year Festival is one of the biggest cultural observances on Maui. For more info, please call Sarah Shim at 808-281-1681.

Saturday, February 17
PACIFIC WHALE FOUNDATION GALA
KING KAMEHAMEHA GOLF CLUB, WAIKAPU

A masquerade gala to benefit five cetaceans nearing extinction. This formal event will include sustainable seafood pupu, a hosted bar, live music by 13-time Grammy Award nominated Peter Kater, and presentations on the “Endangered 5.” DJ and dancing, 6-10pm. Tickets & info: mauiwhalefestival.org.

Saturday, February 17 & Sunday, February 18
KUKAHI 2018: KEALI‘I REICHEL AND HALAU KE‘ALAOKAMAILE
MAUI ARTS & CULTURAL CENTER CASTLE THEATER, KAHULUI

Born and raised on Maui, Keali‘i Reichel has achieved phenomenal recognition in Hawai‘i and internationally. His passion for the language and culture of Hawai‘i led him to become the founding director for Punana Leo O Maui (Hawaiian language immersion school), and to establish his own halau. His concerts feature fresh and exciting mele and chant, showcasing strong, emotional vocals, while his halau demonstrates innovative stagings that remain true to traditional Hawaiian roots. 7:30pm. Tickets & info: 242-SHOW (7469); mauiarts.org.

Monday, February 19
Club Kaluanui One-Day Camp! (Ages 5+)
HUI NO‘EAU VISUAL ARTS CENTER, MAKAWAO

School may be out, but the Hui is in! In a mixed-age classroom, students will enjoy a creative day of fun and think imaginatively as they create art projects. Keiki will also have a chance to explore the beautiful grounds of the Hui’s Kaluanui Estate. 9am – 4pm, $75 ($94 nonmember) Supply Fee: $6. Visit huinoeau.com or call 808-572-6560 to register.

Wednesday, February 21
CONCERT AT THE SHOPS FEATURING ROBERT CAZIMERO
THE SHOPS AT WAILEA

This season of love, Concerts at The Shops presents none other than Na Hoku winner, singer/songwriter Robert Cazimero. Most admired for his elegant and distinctive voice, Cazimero will sing mesmerizing melodies that touch the heart, and will perform songs lending to the traditional Hawaiian dance of hula. Concerts at The Shops is open to the public, and is a fun complimentary event with a chance to meet fellow music lovers, visitors, residents, and entertainers, and listen to Hawai‘i and the world’s finest entertainers. Four-hour Special Event Parking validations are available for $5 with a portion of the proceeds to benefit Hawai‘i Community Foundation.

Thursday, February 22
HAWAIIAN MUSIC SERIES
BALDWIN HOME MUSEUM LAWN, LAHAINA TOWN

Relax under the stars and enjoy the FREE concert brought to you by The Lahaina Restoration Foundation. Chairs are limited and blankets, mats, and low beach chairs are welcome. The Baldwin Home Museum is located in the heart of Lahaina, on the corner of Front and Dickenson Streets. 6-7:30pm. Info: 661-3262; lahainarestoration.org.

Thursday, February 22
ANANYA DANCE THEATER ‘SHYAMALI: SPROUTING WORDS’
MAUI ARTS & CULTURAL CENTER CASTLE THEATER, KAHULUI

Ananya Dance Theatre is comprised primarily of women artists of color who are cultural activists—working through artistic processes to engage audiences, build community, and move towards justice and beauty. They celebrate proactive dissent as fuel for the life force and growth, recognizing the courage of women who speak up and talk back to sustain communities against injustice. With dance as a choreographic response to global issues, the company is part of a social justice movement: inspiring audiences through visual and emotional engagement. 7:30pm. Tickets & info: 242-SHOW (7469); mauiarts.org.

Saturday, February 24
THE GREAT WHALE COUNT
PACIFIC WHALE FOUNDATION

Pacific Whale Foundation has undertaken the Great Whale Count for the past 29 years. It is one of the world’s longest-running cetacean projects involving citizen-scientists. Citizen science is becoming a widespread tool for ecological and environmental monitoring, engaging members of the public, and promoting environmental stewardship. This systematic counting method allows PWF to monitor changes in humpback whale sightings from year to year, and provides a valuable long-term snapshot of Hawai‘i’s humpback whale population. The count takes place at 12 different sites on Maui. To participate, please email research@pacificwhale.org.

Saturday, February 24
ART AFFAIR 2018: HOKUSAI
HUI NO‘EAU VISUAL ARTS CENTER, MAKAWAO

Art Affair is Hui No‘eau’s premier art auction and social event benefiting community visual arts education! Held at the historic Kaluanui estate, the evening event features a live and silent auction, live music, dancing, a gourmet seated dinner by Chef Bev Gannon and Celebrations Catering, signature drinks, and an opportunity to gather and celebrate a wonderful community of visual arts supporters. This year’s event will take inspiration from the Japanese artist Hokusai Katsushika and his most iconic work, the Great Wave Off Kanagawa. Guests are encouraged to embrace and celebrate in the spirit of the theme by dressing the part—taking ideas from the diverse fashion of Japanese culture or the country’s picturesque landscapes captured in so much of Hokusai’s work. 5-10pm. Tickets are available online at huinoeau.com/art-events, or by calling 572-6560.

Saturday, February 24
Chinese New year/LION DANCE
Outlets of Maui

At 430pm come see the Lion Dance and Martial Arts demonstration at Outlets of Maui at 900 Front Street in Lahaina. Open daily from 930a-10pm. Info: http://www.outletsofmaui.com.

Saturday, February 24
THE SONGS OF C&K HANA HOU
MAUI ARTS & CULTURAL CENTER CASTLE THEATER, KAHULUI

Celebrating good times together and “a lifetime party of friends,” recent Grammy Museum inductee Henry Kapono brings his Songs of C&K to the MACC! Joining Henry in a tribute to the music of Cecilio & Kapono is Johnny Valentine, Alx Kawakami (of Manoa DNA), and 2016 “Most Promising Artist” Na Hoku Hanohano Award winner Blayne Asing. Listen to the stories and hear the classics, including “We’re All Alone,” “Lifetime Party,” “Sailin’,” “Gotta Get Away,” “Sunshine Love,” “Highway in the Sun,” and many more. Come and join the lifetime party, all C&K songs, all night long! 7:30pm. Tickets & info: 242-SHOW (7469); mauiarts.org.

Sunday, February 25
MAUI POPS ORCHESTRA WINTER POPS FEATURING CAPATHIA JENKINS
MAUI ARTS & CULTURAL CENTER CASTLE THEATER, KAHULUI

A truly gifted entertainer, Capathia Jenkins returns to the Maui Pops Orchestra stage to provide an afternoon of pure bliss. The varied program will include Carole King’s “Natural Woman,” the theme from the James Bond movie “Goldfinger,” and much more. In celebration of African American History Month, Ms. Jenkins will serve as narrator for Aaron Copland’s “Lincoln Portrait.” 3pm. Info: 242-SHOW (7469); mauiarts.org.

Wednesday, February 28
MARKET AT THE SHOPS
THE SHOPS AT WAILEA

Market at The Shops welcomes shoppers seeking locally produced goods by local farmers, specialty food providers, and artisans. In addition to farm-fresh goods and tropical treats, visitors can enjoy special offers on clothing, accessories, and more from participating merchants. Market at The Shops is held on the ground floor from 4 to 6pm. 4 hour special event parking validations are available for $5, with a portion of the proceeds benefiting Hawai‘i Community Foundation.

ONGOING EVENTS

Daily
MARINE NATURALIST PRESENTATIONS
MAUI OCEAN CENTER, MA‘ALAEA

Educational and interactive marine naturalist presentations are available every day at Maui Ocean Center. Presentations take place throughout the Aquarium from the Living Reef to the Open Ocean exhibit between 9:30am and 4:15pm. Presentation times are listed online and in the park. Schedule times are subject to change. Please call 270-7000 for more information. Included with Aquarium admission. Appropriate for all ages.

Daily
OPEN OCEAN DIVE PRESENTATION
MAUI OCEAN CENTER, MA‘ALAEA

Learn about the marine life in the 750,000-gallon Open Ocean exhibit. Aquarium divers will share in-depth knowledge about the exhibit’s inhabitants. 11am and 3pm. Included with Aquarium admission. All ages.

Nightly
BOTERO GALLERY LOUNGE HAPPY HOUR
GRAND WAILEA RESORT, WAILEA

Enjoy delicious cocktails and pupu under the stars amidst million dollar works of art by Fernando Botero as you listen to live contemporary Hawaiian music, nightly from 5 pm to 9 pm. Happy hour from 5 to 8pm. Free validated parking by Grand Wailea.

Nightly (except Monday)
FREE SUNSET HULA SHOW AND HALAU FRIDAY NIGHTS
KA‘ANAPALI BEACH HOTEL, KA‘ANAPALI

Tuesday through Sunday at sunset, the blowing of conch shells signals the beginning of the nightly hula show in the Tiki Courtyard at KBH. Beginning at 6pm, enjoy a complimentary performance of Hawaiian music and a hula show, followed by music for dancing under the stars until 9pm. Every Friday evening is Halau Friday, a special complimentary sunset hula show featuring performances by local hula schools with live music, hula, and Polynesian-style dance. Info: 661-0011.

Ongoing
CITIZEN SCIENTIST PROGRAM
HALEAKALA NATIONAL PARK

Stop by the naturalist stations set up at varying locations around the park to learn about weather and climate, count native birds, find out how Native Hawaiians navigated using the night sky, and more! Participate at three or more stations and earn your Citizen Scientist badge. Bring food and drinks, and be prepared for cold weather. Wear sunscreen, hiking boots, or treaded sneakers; no sandals. Info: 572-4400, nps.gov/hale.

Ongoing
KA‘ANAPALI HISTORICAL TRAIL AND LEGENDS TOUR
KA‘ANAPALI RESORT

Ka‘anapali is rich with history and legends, and the Ka‘anapali Beach Resort offers a self-guided tour highlighting the area’s storied past. Starting at the north end of Ka‘anapali at the Plantation Farm and Ancient Village of Keka‘a at Royal Lahaina Resort and ending at the Hyatt Regency Resort and Spa, this self-guided tour leads you to ten sites marked by lava rock monuments with plaques that explain their significance. The tour takes approximately two hours. Info: 661-3271.

Ongoing
BLOW YOUR OWN GLASS
HUI NO‘EAU VISUAL ARTS CENTER, MAKAWAO

Blow Your Own Glass is an opportunity to experience the joy of creativity and assist an artist in creating a glass object of your design. $95 per person. By reservation: 572-6560 ext. 21.

Monday
PAPA HULA AT THE SHOPS
THE SHOPS AT WAILEA

A definite must-do. Discover the art of the Hawaiian hula while having a good time with this complimentary dance workshop. Lessons include an overview of the accompanying music and instruments, costumes and accessories, and the dance movements and their meaning. Fun for all ages. Papa hula is a celebration of the Hawaiian way of life. 1-2pm at the main fountain courtyard. FREE.

Monday
FREE ‘UKULELE LESSON
WHALERS VILLAGE, KA‘ANAPALI

Enjoy complimentary lessons and learn the basics of playing one of Hawai‘i’s most popular musical instruments. Classes are limited to the first six students. ‘Ukulele provided. 2-3pm and 3-4pm at Whale Pavilion. Info: whalersvillage.com.

Monday, Tuesday & Friday
LAWAI‘A ‘UPENA
MAUI OCEAN CENTER, MA‘ALAEA

Fish net weaving is a skill passed down from generation to generation. Learn the art of net weaving and throw net fishing with Greg “Gigi” Gomes. 10am-2pm in the Nursery Bay Hale. Included with Aquarium admission. Schedule subject to change.

Monday & Wednesday
LEI PO‘O MAKING AT THE SHOPS
THE SHOPS AT WAILEA

Learn how to weave a basic ti leaf lei using flowers and ferns which can be worn on the head or around your neck. Learn about how the lei expresses love, and was gifted on very special occasions by the Hawaiian ali‘i (royalty). Lei making is open to both keiki (children) and adults, and takes place Mondays from 2:30 to 3:30pm and Wednesdays from 1:30 to 2:30pm at the main fountain courtyard. FREE.

Monday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday
FREE ‘UKULELE LESSONS
MAUI OCEAN CENTER, MA‘ALAEA

Learn how to play one of Hawai‘i’s most iconic musical instruments with Jason Macapulay. Five guests per class; appropriate for ages 12 and up. 11am-1pm at the Retail Plaza. Included with aquarium admission.

Monday, Wednesday & Friday
SHARK DIVE MAUI®
MAUI OCEAN CENTER, MA‘ALAEA

Dive among the Aquarium’s sharks, rays, and tropical fish in the 750,000-gallon Open Ocean exhibit. This educational, immersive experience teaches about the significance of mano (sharks) in Hawaiian culture and the critical role they play in the marine ecosystem. The diver’s friends and family can watch the experience from the exhibit’s viewing area and 54-foot-long acrylic tunnel. Includes same-day Aquarium admission for the diver and one guest. Additional viewing guests receive 20% off general admission. Check-in time is at 8am; dive time is approximately 40 minutes. For more info visit mauioceancenter.com/shark-dive/. Space is limited and advance reservations are required. Starting at $199. Book online at mauioceancenter.com/shark-dive or call 270-7075 for reservations. Gear rental also available.

Monday & Wednesday
HISTORIC ESTATE & GARDEN TOUR
HUI NO‘EAU VISUAL ARTS CENTER, MAKAWAO

The Hui invites you to explore its beautiful and historic Kaluanui Estate. Tours are every Monday and Wednesday beginning at 10am. About an hour in duration, this walking tour will give guests some fascinating new historic and botanical information. $12/person. Reservations required: 572-6560; info: huinoeau.com.

Monday & Friday
‘UKULELE LESSONS AT THE SHOPS
THE SHOPS AT WAILEA

This session is for seasoned, new, and future ‘ukulele players out there who love to strum, sing, and play the ‘ukulele. Lessons take place on Mondays from 5:30 to 6:30pm and Fridays from 3 to 4pm at the main fountain courtyard. FREE.

Tuesday
Ukulele Lessons
Maika‘i Woods, Outlets of Maui

At 11am ukulele lessons  at Maika‘i Woods at Outlets of Maui, 900 Front Street, Lahaina. Sign up 369-8045.

Tuesday
NAPILI KAI FOUNDATION KEIKI SHOW
NAPILI KAI BEACH RESORT, NAPILI

Founded in 1966, Napili Kai Foundation is a nonprofit organization that teaches local children the history, arts, crafts, language and dances of Polynesia. Every Tuesday evening, the students of the Napili Kai Foundation present a delightful 45-minute program of Polynesian song and dance. The program is from 5:30 to 6:30pm at the Hale Aloha Pavilion. Doors open at 5pm. Admission is $10 for adults, $5 for children six to 12 years old, and FREE for children five years old and under. Proceeds benefit the Napili Kai Foundation. Tickets are available at the door or in advance at the resort’s front desk. For more information, call Napili Kai Beach Resort at 669-6271 or visit napilikai.com.

Tuesday
COCONUT HUSKING AT THE SHOPS
THE SHOPS AT WAILEA

Experience a demonstration of the traditional and modern methods in husking a coconut. Learn how the Hawaiians used every part of the coconut, from food to crafting, eating utensils, jewelry, and furniture. The coconut husking activity takes place Tuesdays from 2:30 to 3:30pm at the main fountain courtyard. FREE.

Tuesday
POLYNESIAN SHOW AT THE SHOPS
THE SHOPS AT WAILEA

Polynesian dance styles are beautiful expressions of communication. This performance honors hula kahiko (traditional), hula ‘auana (newer) versions of Hawaiian hula, and Tahitian performances. The show takes place on Tuesdays from 5:30 to 6:30pm at the main fountain courtyard. FREE.

Tuesday
‘UKULELE LESSONS
LAHAINA CANNERY MALL, LAHAINA­­

Learn the art of the ‘ukulele at 5:45pm. Escape the heat in Maui’s only fully enclosed, air-conditioned shopping center that features cuisines from around the world, and more than 50 retail stores. Call 661-5304.

Tuesday
TIKI TUESDAY AT LUANA
FAIRMONT KEA LANI, MAUI

Inspired by the tropics and highlighting the classic style that made tiki a world phenomenon, LUANA’s Tiki Tuesday calls for paper umbrellas, outlandish garnishes, and expertly layered cocktails. Join the LUANA mixologists every Tuesday for tiki elixirs and Exotica-era tunes. 4-11pm. For more info: 875-4100.

Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday
MAUI FRESH FARMERS MARKET
QUEEN KA‘AHUMANU CENTER, KAHULUI

Featuring fresh, local, farm-grown produce, vegetables, fruits, berries, melons, baked goods, local fish, plants, fresh-cut flowers, gourmet foods, honey, and so much more! 8am-4pm. Info: queenkaahumanucenter.com.

Tuesday & Friday
FREE LEI-MAKING CLASS
WHALERS VILLAGE, KA‘ANAPALI

Enjoy a complimentary lei-making class and create your own masterpiece. Anyone can make a lei! Make this Hawaiian tradition special by stringing your own. 11am-1pm at Whale Pavilion. Info: whalersvillage.com.

Wednesday
GLASS-BLOWING DEMONSTRATION
HUI NO‘EAU VISUAL ARTS CENTER, MAKAWAO

Come meet artist Stephen Fellerman and watch as he works in the Hui’s new glassblowing studio. 10am-1pm. Info: 572-6560; huinoeau.com.

Wednesday & Saturday
CULTURE AND NATIVE PLANT GUIDED WALK
MAUI OCEAN CENTER, MA‘ALAEA

Explore the flora of Hawai‘i and discover the connection between Hawai‘i’s plants, marine life, and culture. Tour the Aquarium’s renewed landscape and learn about the history and traditional uses of native Hawaiian and Polynesian plants. 10-11am. Included with admission. Space is limited, advance reservations recommended: mauioceancenter.com/native-plant-cultural-tour.

Wednesday, Thursday, & Friday
GUIDED TOURS
MAUI NUI BOTANICAL GARDENS, KAHULUI

Guided docent-led tours of the Gardens are available at 10am by appointment only. These tours cover the natural history, conservation, and ancient uses of native Hawaiian and Polynesian-introduced plants, as well as the Gardens’ current projects in these areas. $10 per person. Call 249-2798 or email info@mnbg.org to make a reservation. Self-guided walking tour brochures are also available for $4, as well as self-guided audio tour wands for $5, Mon.-Sat. 8am-4pm.

Wednesday, Friday & Sunday
WET NATURALIST PRESENTATION
MAUI OCEAN CENTER, MA‘ALAEA

Visit Maui Ocean Center’s Surge Zone or Discovery Pool for a hands-on presentation about Hawai‘i’s marine invertebrates! See, touch, and learn about tide pool critters with a marine naturalist from within the exhibit. 1:30-4:30pm. Included with Aquarium admission.

Wednesday & Friday
ISLAND WOOD CARVINGS
THE SHOPS AT WAILEA

Join The Shops for a traditional island wood carving demonstration, and experience an art form with stories deeply rooted in  Polynesian traditions. Takes place on Wednesdays from 10:30am to 1pm, and Fridays from 12:30 to 3:30pm at the main fountain courtyard. FREE.

Wednesday
GEORGE KAHUMOKU JR.’S SLACK KEY SHOW: MASTERS OF HAWAIIAN MUSIC
NAPILI KAI BEACH RESORT, NAPILI

Enjoy performances of legendary musicians from the two-time Grammy winning album, “Masters of Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar Concert Series.” Hawaiian “Renaissance Man” George Kahumoku Jr. hosts the weekly program, which features Hawai‘i’s most renowned slack key artists as well as other traditional forms of Hawaiian music. The event starts at 7:30pm. For reservations, call toll-free (888) 669-3858 or visit slackkey.com.

Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday & Sunday
NIU (COCONUT) WEAVING
MAUI OCEAN CENTER, MA‘ALAEA

Learn the art of coconut frond weaving, and create something fun with local weaver Marco Marinas. 10am-12pm at Nursery Bay Hale. Included with Aquarium admission. Schedule subject to change.

Wednesday, Friday & Sunday
TI LEAF LEI DEMONSTRATION
MAUI OCEAN CENTER, MA‘ALAEA

Learn the art, history, and significance of lei making with Cultural Practitioner Ko‘i. Includes hands-on demonstration, and each participant will receive a free lei. 2-3pm at Nursery Bay Hale. Included with admission.

Wednesday & Saturday
FREE HULA SHOW
WHALERS VILLAGE, KA‘ANAPALI

Experience the culture of Hawai‘i with complimentary hula shows at Whalers Village. 7-7:25 pm at the Food Court; 7:30-8pm Fronting Cariloha store. Info: whalersvillage.com.

Thursday
POLYNESIAN HULA LESSON
LAHAINA CANNERY MALL, LAHAINA

FREE Polynesian hula lesson on the west side at 5pm Thursdays. Call 661-5304.

Thursday
POLYNESIAN SHOW AT THE SHOPS
THE SHOPS AT WAILEA

This cultural performance honors the many beautiful dances of Polynesia, which include Hawaiian hula, Tahitian, and Samoan performances. Stop by Thursdays from 5:30 to 6:30pm at the main fountain courtyard for a beautiful evening of dance. FREE.

Thursday
COCONUT FROND WEAVING AT THE SHOPS
THE SHOPS AT WAILEA

Weaving was a highly developed skill that Hawaiians used to make baskets, mats, jewelry, and toys for the keiki. Learn how to make your very own keepsake to take home as a memory of your visit to Maui. This activity takes place on Thursdays from 2:30 to 3:30pm at the main fountain courtyard. FREE.

First & Third Friday
Keiki Ukulele Show
Outlets of Maui

This fun ukulele show from 5-5:45pm features Maui’s keiki singing and playing the ukulele. Part of an after school music club with the non-profit organization, Maui Music Mission. Outlets of Maui at 900 Front Street in Lahaina. Open daily from 930a-10pm. Info: http://www.outletsofmaui.com.

Second Friday
Aloha Friday Market
Outlets of Maui

On the second Friday of the month from 4-8pm visit food trucks, enjoy hula lessons, entertainment and more at 900 Front Street in Lahaina. Open daily from 930a-10pm. Info: http://www.outletsofmaui.com.

Friday
VOLUNTEERING ON VACATION: HAWAIIAN ISLANDS LAND TRUST SERVICE PROJECT
PACIFIC WHALE FOUNDATION

Visit Waihe‘e Coastal Dunes and Wetlands Refuge, a remarkable coastal area that’s rich in Hawaiian history and bird watching. Meet at 8am at the Waihe‘e Refuge, located off Halewaiu Road, and help clear brush and remove invasive species until 12pm. Bring water and sunscreen, and wear closed-toe shoes, pants, and hat for sun protection. Snacks and cold drinks provided. Call 249-8811 ext. 1 to sign up.

Friday
FREE HULA LESSON
WHALERS VILLAGE, KA‘ANAPALI

Learn the art of hula with complimentary hula lessons. 3-4pm at the Whale Pavilion. Info: whalersvillage.com.

Friday
MAUI FRIDAY TOWN PARTIES
WAILUKU, LAHAINA, MAKAWAO & KIHEI

Four Fridays per month, our community gathers to celebrate art, music, and Maui culture. Residents and visitors enjoy a special night of interaction and fun, punctuated with free entertainment, special offerings, and Friday-only promotions from each town’s family of merchants. The original installment, Wailuku First Friday, is on Market Street; Lahaina Second Friday is on Front Street; Makawao Third Friday is on Baldwin Avenue; and Kihei Fourth Friday is at Azeka Shopping Center—Mauka. For more info, visit MauiFridays.com.

Friday
FRIDAY NIGHT IS ART NIGHT
FRONT STREET, LAHAINA TOWN

From 7 to 10pm each Friday, walk along Front Street in Lahaina Town and delight in the art galleries’ artist appearances, beverages, and snacks. Pick up a map at Lahaina Visitor Center. Info: 667-9193, visitlahaina.com.

Friday
CANDLELIT TOURS AT THE BALDWIN HOME
LAHAINA TOWN

Do you want to experience what it was like in the 1850s? Come to the Baldwin Home Museum on Friday nights from dusk to 8:30pm. The museum docents will guide you through the home by candlelight, as they share all about the legendary family that resided there and how the stories relate to Hawaiian history. Visit lahainarestoration.org or call 661-3262 for more info.

Friday
PAU HANA AT THE SHOPS
THE SHOPS AT WAILEA

Celebrate the end of the work week at The Shops at Wailea, featuring local and traditional Hawaiian entertainment throughout the center. 4-6pm.

Saturday
GRAND DAIRY TOUR
SURFING GOAT DAIRY, KULA

Experience a two-hour, hands-on visit and tasting you will love. Be a goat herder and lead a herd from the pasture to the dairy and feed them. You can even try to milk a goat, play with goat kids, and learn about the process of cheese making. Finally, have the grand cheese experience and dig into more than 20 of the many different varieties of gourmet goat cheeses. The tour is from 9-11am and costs $28. Info: 878-2870 or surfinggoatdairy.com.

Saturday
MAUI SWAP MEET
UH MAUI COLLEGE CAMPUS, KAHULUI

A hugely popular event with locals and visitors alike. More than 200 vendors. 7am-1pm. Admission is 50 cents; keiki 12 and under are free.

Saturday
MAUI CHEF’S TABLE
THE MILL HOUSE RESTAURANT, WAIKAPU

Maui Chef’s Table offers booking for select Saturday evenings at 6pm. Chef’s Table reservations 270-0303, or millhousemaui.com.

Sunday
SUNDAY CHAMPAGNE BRUNCH
TIKI TERRACE, KA‘ANAPALI BEACH HOTEL

Ka‘anapali Beach Hotel’s legendary brunch takes place at the Tiki Terrace restaurant, where guests will find a choice of indoor and open-air seating. Guests can sip on champagne and choose from a wide array of brunch items, including breads and pastries, tropical fruit, waffles, crab legs, sushi and Hawaiian specialties, as well as taste delicious poke, poi and kalua pig. There is also a decadent dessert table to enjoy. Info: 661-0011.

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