EVENTS IN OCTOBER

Through Sunday, October 13
‘THE GRADUATE’
MAUI ONSTAGE AT THE HISTORIC ‘IAO THEATER, WAILUKU

Terry Johnson’s stage adaptation of “The Graduate,” based on the novel and the iconic 1967 film, is a bitterly hilarious dark comedy, full of rapid-fire dialogue between fascinating and horrifying characters. This play explores family dysfunction, parental expectations, crumbling marriages, and the naive, yet disillusioned, dichotomy of youth, against the shiny backdrop of affluent Southern California in the 1960s. Performances are 7:30pm Friday & Saturday; Sunday 3pm. Tickets & info: 242-6969; mauionstage.com.

Through Thursday, October 31
ART & ACTIVISM: AN EXHIBITION ABOUT CHANGE
MAUI ARTS & CULTURAL CENTER SCHAEFER INTERNATIONAL GALLERY, KAHULUI

Schaefer International Gallery invited an impressive group of artists who address issues relevant to our time with ideas about politics, environment, and gender seen through printmaking, fiber arts, time-based media, and installation. The hope is that the breadth and influence of this exhibition will enhance public awareness and encourage thoughtful process and engagement in civic discussion. Invited artists are: Sandow Birk and Elyse Pignolet (Los Angeles, CA), Orly Cogan (New York, NY), Kanani Miyamoto (Portland, OR), Paul Mullowney (San Francisco, CA), and Abigail Romanchak (Maui, HI). Gallery hours are Tuesday-Sunday 10am-5pm. FREE admission. Info: 242-2787; mauiarts.org.

Through Friday, November 8
MALAMA WAO AKUA 2019
HUI NO‘EAU VISUAL ARTS CENTER, MAKAWAO

Hui No‘eau Visual Arts Center, in collaboration with East Maui Watershed Partnership (EMWP), brings you Malama Wao Akua (Caring for the Realm of the Gods)—a juried art exhibition celebrating the native species of Maui Nui (Maui, Lana‘i, Moloka‘i, and Kaho‘olawe). Maui artists were invited to explore our watersheds and use their creative talents to raise awareness about the importance of protecting native species. This exhibition provides powerful visuals that celebrate Maui’s native plant and animal life. Gallery hours are daily from 9am to 4pm. FREE admission. Info: 572-6560; huinoeau.com.

Thursday, October 3-Sunday, October 6
97TH ANNUAL MAUI FAIR
WAR MEMORIAL COMPLEX, WAILUKU

With an annual attendance of approximately 100,000, the Maui Fair is an icon of family tradition. It attracts both locals and visitors alike to enjoy an alcohol-free, smoke-free, and drug-free, family-oriented educational event that features multi-cultural food, first-rate entertainment, and the E.K. Fernandez Fun Zone, plus horticulture, livestock, homemaking, photo and art exhibits, and competitions. The Maui Fair is THE community event where friends and family come together to enjoy a good time and fellowship. Info: mauifair.com.

Tuesday, October 1
TURTLE-RRIFIC TUESDAY
MAUI OCEAN CENTER, MA‘ALAEA

Meet the Hawaiian green sea turtles at Maui Ocean Center! Experience an up-close encounter with the honu (turtles) as veterinarian Dr. Paul McCurdy and aquarists measure, weigh, and examine turtles during their routine checkup at Nursery Bay. 2pm. Included with admission.

Tuesday, October 1
AQUARI-OM
MAUI OCEAN CENTER, MA‘ALAEA

Yoga with sharks, rays, and hundreds of fish at the Open Ocean exhibit! Yoga has been shown to increase strength, concentration, flexibility, sleep while decreasing stress and illness. Bring a reusable water bottle; cold filtered water is provided. Doors open at 5:30pm, and close promptly at 5:45pm (event runs from 5:30 to 7pm). Location: Maui Ocean Center’s administration office (to the left of the sphere). Cost is $20; space is limited. Please reserve online: aquari-OM.com.

Wednesday, October 2
JAZZ AT THE SHOPS FEATURING KELLY COVINGTON
THE SHOPS AT WAILEA

Kelly Covington is back to wow fans, old and new, at Jazz at The Shops at Wailea on Wednesday, October 2, from 5:30 to 7pm on the upper level. Kelly is a world-class singer, songwriter, musician, producer and arranger. She is one of Hawai‘i’s best-kept secrets. Arriving on Maui in 1982, Kelly has been a staple on the music scene ever since. Jazz at The Shops is a free concert series that is open to the public and features renowned jazz musicians. Special validated event parking is available for $5 with a portion of the proceeds benefiting a local nonprofit organization.

Thursday, October 3
PROARTS CLASSICAL SERIES: RUSSIAN REFLECTIONS FEATURING JACOPO GIACOPUZZI & GEORGY GUSEV
PROARTS PLAYHOUSE, KIHEI

ProArts and Halekalani Kula present the first-ever ProArts Classical Series performance featuring pianist Jacopo Giacopuzzi and cellist Georgy Gusev. As a soloist and chamber musician, Giacopuzzi has performed recitals at major festival and venues throughout the United States and Europe. He is the winner of 14 international competitions. Georgy Gusev is a graduate of the famed Moscow Tchaikovsky State Conservatory and Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia in Rome. He performs at major music festivals and events worldwide with other musicians, singers, dancers, and performers including Yo-Yo Ma, Natalia Gutman, and Giovanni Sollima. 7:30pm. Tickets & info: 463-6550; proartsmaui.com.

Saturday, October 5
‘ONE LITTLE FINGER’: A CONCERT & FILM BY RUPAM SARMAH
MAUI ARTS & CULTURAL CENTER MCCOY STUDIO THEATER, KAHULUI

The show opens with a concert by Rupam Sarmah, with special guests George Kahumoku, Jr. and Rock Hendricks, followed by the Maui premiere of Rupam Sarmah’s film, “One Little Finger.” The film was screened at the Cannes Film Festival in 2019, and has won multiple awards around the world. It is about an American neurologist who uprooted her life to research music therapy in India. After arriving in India, she teaches children and adults with disabilities and inspires them to challenge themselves. “One Little Finger” is not just a film, it is a movement that breaks the barriers of the stigma of disability. 7pm. Tickets & info: 242-SHOW (7469); mauiarts.org.

Sunday, October 6
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. 9am-1pm. Reservations ($30) are required: sailtrilogy.com/tour/blue/.

Sunday, October 6
31ST ANNUAL MAPA GARDEN PARTY
YOKOUCHI FAMILY ESTATE, WAILUKU

Spend a magical afternoon with friends and family on the grounds of the beautiful Yokouchi Family Estate in Wailuku, while supporting the Maui Academy of Performing Arts (MAPA). Enjoy fine cuisine provided by top Maui restaurants, and wines specially selected for this event. Bid on unique silent and live auction items, including original art created by well-known Maui artists at the event. Compete for prizes in the hat contest, and marvel at the live performances by top Maui entertainers. Proceeds support MAPA’s scholarship fund. Adults 21+ only, please. To purchase tickets: mauigardenparty.com.

Sunday, October 6
RICHARD THOMPSON ELECTRIC TRIO
MAUI ARTS & CULTURAL CENTER CASTLE THEATER, KAHULUI

Richard Thompson is “the finest rock songwriter after Dylan, and the best electric guitarist since Hendrix,” according to The Los Angeles Times. This acclaimed singer/songwriter/musician, and founding member of the seminal folk-rock band Fairport Convention, was named one of Rolling Stone’s Top 20 Guitarists of All Time. Thompson’s massive body of work includes more than 40 albums, many Grammy nominations, as well as numerous soundtracks. Thompson’s genre defying mastery of both acoustic and electric guitar, along with dizzying energy and onstage wit, continue to earn him new fans and a place as one of the most distinctive virtuosos in folk rock history. Don’t miss this opportunity to see a guitar legend! 7:30pm. Tickets & info: 242-SHOW (7469); mauiarts.org.

Tuesday, October 8
AN EVENING WITH NAINOA THOMPSON: MALAMA HONUA (CARE FOR ISLAND EARTH—IN CHANGING WORLD, HOPE COMES WITH ACTION)
THE HISTORIC ‘IAO THEATER, WAILUKU

President of the Polynesian Voyaging Society, and a master of the traditional Polynesian art of non-instrument navigating, Nainoa Thompson led Hokulea’s global “Malama Honua (Care for Island Earth) Voyage.” Don’t miss this inspiring presentation that’s part of the “Know Your Ocean” Speaker Series sponsored by the nonprofit Maui Nui Marine Resource Council, with support from the County of Maui Mayor’s Office of Economic Development and the Maui Visitors Bureau. Tickets are $10-20 per person with reserved seating. Doors open at 5:30pm; presentation begins at 6pm. Tickets & info: 242-6969; mauionstage.com.

Wednesday, October 9
MARKET AT THE SHOPS
THE SHOPS AT WAILEA

Market at The Shops is committed to supporting agriculture on Maui by providing a place for residents and visitors alike to find, connect with, and learn about farm-fresh and sustainably grown produce, specialty foods, and artisanal goods. 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 proceeds benefiting a local nonprofit organization.

­Thursday, October 10
RUTH’S CHRIS STEAK HOUSE
CAYMUS VINEYARDS WINE DINNER

Experience 5 unique courses paired with wines from the most innovative family in Napa Valley. Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon has become Caymus Vineyards’ most notable wine. With rich fruit and ripe tannins, the signature “Caymus style” is enjoyable upon release or improved with age for a decade or more. $125. Visit http://www.ruthschris.com for reservations.

Thursday, October 10
CHRISTIAN SANDS TRIO
MAUI ARTS & CULTURAL CENTER CASTLE THEATER, KAHULUI

Christian Sands is currently one of the most in-demand pianists working in jazz. In the past few years, he has toured around the world as a bandleader, and recently appeared as a sideman on records by Christian McBride and Gregory Porter. After the one-two punch of Reach and Reach Further, Sands’s dynamic 2017 Mack Avenue debut, and his live/unreleased studio tracks EP follow-up released earlier this year, Facing Dragons was Sands’s return to the recording studio with an indestructible band and an unwavering allegiance to the groove. The trio consists of Christian Sands (bandleader/piano), Yasushi Nakamura (bass), and John Davis (drums). 7:30pm. Tickets & info: 242-SHOW (7469); mauiarts.org.

Thursday, October 10
DEAN MARTIN—CLASSIC SONGS WITH JOHN WILT
MAUI ARTS & CULTURAL CENTER MCCOY STUDIO THEATER, KAHULUI

Crooner John Wilt will present a one-man show featuring 32 of Martin’s greatest hits, including “That’s Amore,” “ You’re Nobody, Til Somebody Loves You,” “Little ‘Ol Wine Drinker Me,” “Sway,” “I Will,” “Innamorata,” “Kiss Me,” “Naughty Lady of Shady Lane,” and other well-known songs made famous by the popular American icon, all highlighted by brief historical film clips of Martin’s remarkable singing career. 7:30pm. Tickets & info: 242-SHOW (7469); mauiarts.org.

Friday, October 11
ARTIST 2 ARTIST: HENRY KAPONO & JERRY SANTOS
MAUI ARTS & CULTURAL CENTER MCCOY STUDIO THEATER, KAHULUI

In this concert series, two artists talk-story, play music, and have fun! Each concert features Henry Kapono and a different guest artist in an intimate format that offers the audience a rare opportunity to get up-close and personal. Henry Kapono is a performer who does it all—vocalist, guitarist, songwriter, composer, thrilling performer, audience favorite—and has garnered multiple honors and awards, including a Grammy nomination. Best known for his work in the musical group Olomana, Jerry Santos has maintained an influential presence on the Hawai‘i music scene for over four decades. Born and raised on the windward side of O‘ahu, Jerry established himself early on as one of Hawai‘i’s most prolific songwriters. As a founding member and lead singer of the legendary group, Olomana, Jerry helped to create a unique and easily recognizable musical style, blending Hawaiian music with contemporary rhythms. 7:30pm. Tickets & info: 242-SHOW (7469); mauiarts.org.

Saturday, October 12
CARLOS NAKAI QUARTET
MAUI ARTS & CULTURAL CENTER MCCOY STUDIO THEATER, KAHULUI

Mixing original compositions with inspired improvisation, the R. Carlos Nakai Quartet features R. Carlos Nakai on Native American flute, concert flute, trumpet, and vocals, backed by a talented trio of musicians. Their music spans the sonic spectrum, from quietly contemplative to highly combustible, and from soothingly meditative to irresistibly danceable, always delivered with an impeccable blend of rhythm, melody, harmony, and a positive vibration. R. Carlos Nakai’s flowing flute melodies are enhanced by the restlessly creative imagination of saxophonist-keyboardist AmoChip Dabney, and are anchored by the nimble rhythms of ethno-world drummer Will Clipman and bassist Johnny Walker. 7:30pm. Tickets & info: 242-SHOW (7469); mauiarts.org.

Saturday, October 12
MAMO AT THE MACC WEARABLE ART SHOW
MAUI ARTS & CULTURAL CENTER YOKOUCHI PAVILION & COURTYARD, KAHULUI

The MAMo event was launched in Honolulu in 2006. A component of the Maoli Arts Movement, the Wearable Art Show celebrates Hawaiian design in fabric and clothing specifically in terms of cultural motif—definitely NOT a typical fashion show! Many traditional Hawaiian patterns and designs (as those in kapa and weaving, weaponry and tools, tattoo and adornment) take their visual clues from nature. This fashion event grows in popularity each year. Don’t miss this unique experience! 7:30pm. Tickets & info: 242-SHOW (7469); mauiarts.org.

Sunday, October 13
49TH ANNUAL MAUI MARATHON, MARATHON RELAY, HALF MARATHON, 10K & 5K
KA‘ANAPALI BEACH HOTEL, KA‘ANAPALI

Many do not realize that this event is the longest consecutively held running event in the state of Hawai‘i! Not only that, it has been chosen as one of the top 10 Most Scenic Marathons in the nation by Runner’s World magazine (Feb. ‘96), and the #10 destination marathon in North America, by the Ultimate Guide to Marathons. The Marathon & Marathon Relay begin in Kahului at the old Sugar Mill on Hansen Rd. at 5am. The Half Marathon, 10K, and 5K begin in the street in front of the Ka‘anapali Beach Hotel. Start times are staggered (Half Marathon 5:30am; 10K 5:45am; 5K 5:55am). Info & registration: mauimarathon.com.

Tuesday, October 15
TURTLE-RRIFIC TUESDAY
MAUI OCEAN CENTER, MA‘ALAEA

Meet the Hawaiian green sea turtles at Maui Ocean Center! Experience an up-close encounter with the honu (turtles) as veterinarian Dr. Paul McCurdy and aquarists measure, weigh, and examine turtles during their routine checkup at Nursery Bay. 2-3pm. Included with Aquarium admission.

Wednesday, October 16
CONCERTS AT THE SHOPS FEATURING KUPAOA & HALAU
THE SHOPS AT WAILEA

Kupaoa and halau will perform at The Shops at Wailea on Wednesday, October 16, from 5:30 to 7pm in the first-level fountain courtyard. Kupaoa, Kellen and Lihau Paik, the duo known as Kupaoa, have performed together for 15 years. During that time, they have released seven albums and received six Na Hoku Hanohano awards. Lifelong students of Hawaiian language, they enjoy composing and performing their original songs, in addition to beloved, time-honored favorites. “Kupaoa” describes a lasting fragrance, and it’s their hope that their music will linger, infusing both heart and mind, long after their performance is finished. Four-hour Special Event Parking validations are available for $5 with a portion of the proceeds to benefit a local nonprofit organization.

Thursday, October 17
SONGS OF FRANK SINATRA WITH JOHN WILTS
THE HISTORIC ‘IAO THEATER, WAILUKU

Crooner John Wilt will present a 2-hour performance featuring 32 Frank Sinatra classic songs with the Big Band sound. Four 90-second DVDs will highlight Frank Sinatra’s rise to fame as one of America’s most memorable singers. 7:30pm. Tickets & info: 242-6969; mauionstage.com.

Friday, October 18-Sunday, October 20
9th ANNUAL HAWAI‘I FOOD & WINE FESTIVAL
KA‘ANAPALI RESORT

The Hawai‘i Food & Wine Festival is the premier epicurean destination event in the Pacific. Co-founded by two of Hawai‘i’s own James Beard Award-winning chefs, Roy Yamaguchi and Alan Wong, the Festival showcases wine tastings, cooking demonstrations, and exclusive dining opportunities with dishes highlighting the state’s bounty of local produce, seafood, beef, and poultry. Proceeds support local beneficiaries committed to sustainability and cultural and educational programs in Hawai‘i. Tickets & info: hawaiifoodandwinefestival.com.

Friday, October 18-Saturday, November 2
‘EVIL DEAD THE MUSICAL’
PROARTS PLAYHOUSE, KIHEI

Evil Dead The Musical takes all the elements of the cult classic films “The Evil Dead,” “Evil Dead 2,” and “Army of Darkness” and combines them for one of the craziest, funniest, and bloodiest theatrical experiences of all time. Five college students go to an abandoned cabin in the woods, and accidentally unleash an evil force that turns them all into demons. It’s all up to Ash (a housewares employee turned demon-killing hero) and his trusty chainsaw to save the day. Blood flies. Limbs are dismembered. Demons tell bad jokes… and all to music. You don’t need to be a fan of “Evil Dead” to love this show. This is a pure comedy start to finish. Performances are Friday & Saturday 7:30pm; Sunday 3pm; special Halloween performances at 7 & 10pm. Tickets & info: 463-6550; proartsmaui.com.

Saturday, October 19
KRIS KRISTOFFERSON & THE STRANGERS MAUI ARTS & CULTURAL CENTER
CASTLE THEATER, KAHULUI

Music legend Kris Kristofferson presents a benefit concert for Na Keiki O Emalia & Maui Arts & Cultural Center. Kristofferson has accomplished more in his lifetime than most performers can ever dream. He is a recording artist on his own, is part of The Highwaymen, and is an actor who has starred in many movies, including most recently, “A Star Is Born.” He has recorded more than 30 albums throughout his career and written some of the greatest songs of all time, including “Me and Bobby McGee,” “For the Good Times,” “Sunday Mornin’ Comin’ Down,” and “Help Me Make It Through the Night.” The three-time Grammy winner, Rhodes Scholar, actor, and undisputed country music living legend will be accompanied on stage by The Strangers. One of country music’s favorite bands, The Strangers are best known as the back-up band for singer-songwriter, Merle Haggard. The Strangers include Scott Joss (fiddle and vocals), Doug Colosio (keyboards & vocals), and Jeff Ingraham (drums). 7:30pm. Tickets & info: 242-SHOW (7469); mauiarts.org.

Sunday, October 20
TRIO CON BRIO COPENHAGEN
MAUI ARTS & CULTURAL CENTER CASTLE THEATER, KAHULUI

Trio con Brio consists of Korean-born sisters Soo-Kyung Hong (cello) and Soo-Jin Hong (violin), along with Danish pianist Jens Elvekjaer. Acknowledged as one of the finest piano trios in the world. Globally they are “one of the greatest performances of chamber music … ever encountered” (American Record Guide). Winning almost all of the major competitions for piano trio, they are regularly heard at the world’s leading venues and concert series. The Trio will play a selection of works by Haydn, Beethoven and Tchaikovsky. 3pm. Info: 242-SHOW (7469); mauiarts.org.

Wednesday, October 23
MARKET AT THE SHOPS
THE SHOPS AT WAILEA

Market at The Shops is committed to supporting agriculture on Maui by providing a place for residents and visitors alike to find, connect with, and learn about farm-fresh and sustainably grown produce, specialty foods, and artisanal goods. 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 a local nonprofit organization.

Thursday, October 24
HAWAIIAN MUSIC SERIES
BALDWIN HOME MUSEUM LAWN, LAHAINA

Relax under the stars and enjoy the FREE concert brought to you by The Lahaina Restoration Foundation. Chairs are limited; 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.

Friday, October 25
OKAIDJA AFROSO
MAUI ARTS & CULTURAL CENTER CASTLE THEATER, KAHULUI

Born into a family of musicians and storytellers in the village of Kokrobite on the west coast of Ghana, Okaidja Afroso is a singer, guitarist, percussionist, and dancer deeply connected to the musical traditions of the African diaspora and devoted to bringing together diverse modes of expression in pursuit of global harmony. His four albums, most recently The Palm Wine Sea, chart a journey from his past as a vocalist, percussionist, and dancer with the Ghana Dance Ensemble and Obo Addy to the present as a confident and mature songwriter and collaborator. His songs call back to the sounds of his youth, illuminating them with the experiences and wonder of a curious traveler, never resting and always seeking. He will be joined by Boinor Titus Nartey and Manavihare Fiaindratov on percussion and vocals. 7:30pm. Tickets & info: 242-SHOW (7469); mauiarts.org.

Friday, October 25-Sunday, October 27
‘ROCK OF AGES: MIDDLE SCHOOL EDITION’
THE HISTORIC ‘IAO THEATER, WAILUKU

This squeaky-clean adaptation of the Broadway rock musical is everything teachers, parents, and kids love: a boy-meets-girl classic musical story set to an exciting and fun ‘80s rock soundtrack. Set on L.A.’s famous Sunset Strip in 1987, “Rock of Ages” tells the story of Drew, a city boy from South Detroit and Sherrie, a small-town girl, who have both traveled to Hollywood to chase their dreams of making it big and falling in love. Onstage Youth Theater evening performances are Friday & Saturday 7:30pm; matinee performances are Saturday at 2pm, and Sunday at 3pm. Info: 242-6969.

Saturday, October 26
HAMAKUA COASTLINE HIKE
SIERRA CLUB, MAUI CHAPTER

Enjoy the views and explore hidden coves along this traditional fishing trail running from Maliko Gulch to Pauwela, Ha‘iku. 4 miles r/t. Bring water/hat/lunch/sturdy shoes. Meet 9am at Ha‘iku Community Center. Limit 15 participants. A $5 donation ($3 for Sierra Club members) is requested of hikers over the age of 14. Register with leader Lucienne de Naie: lauzmaui@gmail.com or 214-0147.

Saturday, October 26
WAI.KAI BENEFIT
MAUI OCEAN CENTER, MA‘ALAEA

A night under the stars with a poke shoot-out, conservation educators, Na Hoku Hanohano Award Winners Na Hoa and Na Wai Eha, and more. Proceeds from this event will go towards the Maui Ocean Center Marine Institute and Maui Nui Botanical Gardens. Doors open at 5:30pm. Tickets & info: mauioceancenter.com.

Thursday, October 31
HALLOWEEN IN LAHAINA
LAHAINA TOWN

“Halloween in Lahaina” returns to world famous Front Street on Wednesday, October 31. Highlights include the annual Keiki Halloween Costume Parade at 4:30pm. Maui keiki are invited to come in costume and parade down Front Street to Banyan Tree Park. All are invited to enter the Costume Contest Halloween night at Banyan Tree Park from 7 to 9pm. An emcee and DJ will spin the tunes in the park from 6:30 to 9:30pm. Costume registration is from 5 to 8:45pm on Hotel Street at a Pioneer Inn storefront. Front Street will be closed to vehicular traffic from Baker St. to Prison St. from 2pm to midnight. Lahaina Halloween Express will have shuttles departing from War Memorial Gym parking lot and Kihei Aquatic Center parking lot. Tickets are $10 each way, and MUST be purchased in advance online at visitlahaina.com/Halloween-in-lahaina/.

Thursday, October 31
HALLOWEEN EXPRESS
PACIFIC WHALE FOUNDATION, MA‘ALAEA

Enjoy the Halloween festivities on historic Front Street without the ghastly drive and ghoulish parking. Hop aboard PWF’s smooth-sailing catamaran, offering easy and comfortable transportation between Lahaina and conveniently located Ma‘alaea Harbor. Snacks and soft drinks available for purchase. Departures are 5:30 and 11pm. Reservations: 242-8811; pacificwhale.org.

Thursday, October 31
HALLOWEEN COCKTAIL CRUISE
PACIFIC WHALE FOUNDATION, MA‘ALAEA

PWF’s Halloween Cocktail Cruise is a relaxing roundtrip sunset/starlight trip between Ma‘alaea and Lahaina with cocktails and wickedly good appetizers—plus a two-hour stopover to enjoy Lahaina’s Halloween festivities. Some of the best Halloween merriment in all of the Pacific takes place in Lahaina. PWF’s Halloween Cocktail Cruise transports you from conveniently located Ma‘alaea Harbor to Lahaina (and back again) in style and comfort! Dessert and coffee included. Departures are 6 and 6:30pm. For reservations please call 242-8811 or visit the website at http://www.pacificwhale.org.

ONGOING EVENTS

Daily
HUMPBACKS OF HAWAI‘I EXHIBIT & SPHERE
MAUI OCEAN CENTER, MA‘ALAEA

Maui Ocean Center’s Humpbacks of Hawai‘i exhibit, and the immersive film Humpbacks of Hawai‘i in The Sphere bring you eye to eye with Maui’s humpback whales in their realm beneath the waves. Included with AquariumPlus purchase. Showings run every half hour from 10 to 4 pm (for ages 4 and up only).

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

Get your questions ready—MOC’s diver and naturalist (marine educator) love sharing their in-depth knowledge about the exhibit’s inhabitants. 11am and 3pm. Included with Aquarium admission.

Daily
MAUIWINE FREE HISTORICAL & WINERY TOURS
MAUIWINE, ‘ULUPALAKUA

MauiWine offers daily complimentary tours at 10:30am and 1:30am of the historical estate of Rose Ranch and Maui’s winery, including a look into its cellar where it crafts its Pineapple, Rose Ranch and ‘Ulupalakua Vineyards wines. No reservations are required. The newly restored History Room of ‘Ulupalakua inside the former cottage of King David Kalakaua is open from 10am to 5:30pm, and available for anyone to come visit at any time. Entry to the History Room is free. Info: 878-6058 or visit mauiwine.com.

Daily
HAPPY HOUR
FAIRMONT KEA LANI, MAUI

At Fairmont Kea Lani, Happy Hour is more than just an hour, it’s an experience! Begin your journey by enjoying Happy Hour at Ko from 3 to 5pm in their high top and bar seating area. The fun continues at AMA Bar & Grill from 5 to 7pm, where you can watch the sun set over the horizon. Or grab a seat at Nick’s Fishmarket bar between 5 and 7pm. End your evening with an after-dinner delight at LUANA from 8 to10:00pm. For more info: 875-2290.

Daily
HAPPY HOUR & LIVE MUSIC
DOWN THE HATCH, LAHAINA

Down the Hatch hosts the Longest Happy Hour on Maui 2-6pm every day, featuring discounts on appetizers, select draft beers, well cocktails, and Hawaiian cocktails. Live music from 9:30 to 11:30am & 3 to 5pm daily! Late Night DJs from 10pm to 2am Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday. dthmaui.com.

Nightly
LATE NIGHT HAPPY HOUR
MALA ‘TIL MIDNIGHT

Oceanfront fun from 10pm until midnight at Mala every night of the week! $5 draft beers, $7 wine & culinary cocktails, $10 flatbreads and 50% off appetizers. Late Night Menu featuring Ahi Bruschetta, Flatbreads, Wraps & more. 1307 Front Street, Lahaina. Info: 667-9394.

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

Tuesday through Sunday 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 local hula schools with live music, hula, and Polynesian-style dance. Info: 661-0011 or visit kbhmaui.com.

Ongoing
ISLAND OF KAHO‘OLAWE EXHIBIT
MAUI OCEAN CENTER, MA‘ALAEA

Learn about the island of Kaho‘olawe and talk story with representatives of the Kaho‘olawe Island Reserve Commission (KIRC). Kaho‘olawe is the smallest of the eight main islands in the Hawaiian Archipelago, at eleven miles long and seven miles wide, encompassing 45 square miles. Following 200 years of uncontrolled grazing by ungulates, Kaho‘olawe and its surrounding waters were under the control of the Navy from 1941 to 1994, and used as a live fire training site and bombing target by U.S. Forces and allies. Despite clearance efforts, unexploded ordnance (UXO) are still present and continue to pose a threat to anyone accessing the island. A decades-long effort by the Protect Kaho‘olawe ‘Ohana succeeded in stopping the bombing. Eventually congress returned the Kaho‘olawe back to the State of Hawai‘i in 1993 and designated it as a cultural reserve. KIRC was established in 1994 and given the kuleana (responsibility) of managing the island and its surrounding waters, holding it in trust until the day it can be turned over to a Native Hawaiian sovereign entity recognized by the State and Federal government. 10am-2pm on select dates. Included with Aquarium admission.

Ongoing through 2019
GRAFICA: AUWAHI
HUI NO‘EAU VISUAL ARTS CENTER, MAKAWAO

GRAFICA: AUWAHI is a project in collaboration with Hui Artist in Residence Mazatl and the Auwahi Forest Restoration Project. During his 5-week residency, Mazatl transformed the Hui’s History Room with an inspirational mural derived from his experience on Maui, particularly Auwahi Ahupua‘a. The artist Mazatl is a graphic maker from Mexico City who utilizes public space to communicate ideas and emotions and seeks to create conversations towards collective liberation. His work includes large-scale woodcuts in public areas as well as graphic murals. The mural is open to the public daily from 9am to 4pm. FREE. Info: 572-6560; huinoeau.com.

Monday
PAPA HULA AT THE SHOPS
THE SHOPS AT WAILEA

Gain a deeper appreciation of the traditional hula dance through the history, instruments, and basic hula footwork and hand movements. 1-2pm at the main fountain courtyard. FREE.

Monday
FREE ‘UKULELE LESSON
WHALERS VILLAGE, KA‘ANAPALI RESORT

Enjoy complimentary lessons and learn the basics of playing one of Hawai‘i’s most popular musical instruments. 2-3pm and 3-4pm in the ABC Courtyard. Info: whalersvillage.com.

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 on Mondays from 2:30 to 3:30pm, and Wednesdays from 1:30 to 2:30pm at the main fountain courtyard. FREE.

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

Through Shark Dive Maui®, you’ll have the chance to encounter up to five species of sharks including sandbar sharks, blacktip reef sharks, whitetip reef sharks, grey reef sharks, and on most occasions a tiger shark. Dive time is approximately 40 minutes. Space is limited and reservations are required. Starting at $199. Book online at mauioceancenter.com/shark-dive-maui. 270-7075.

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

Lessons take place on Mondays from 5:30 to 6:30 pm and Fridays from 3 to 4pm at the main fountain courtyard.  FREE.

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 would use every part of the coconut from food, to crafting eating utensils, jewelry, and furniture. The coconut husking activity takes place on Tuesdays from 2:30 to 3:30pm at the main fountain courtyard. FREE.

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

A 45-minute program of Polynesian song and dance from 5:30 to 6:30pm at the Hale Aloha Pavilion. $10 for adults, $5 for children six to 12 years old, and FREE for five years old and under. Info: 669-6271 or visit napilikai.com.

Tuesday
POLYNESIAN SHOW AT THE SHOPS
THE SHOPS AT WAILEA

This performance will honor the hula kahiko (traditional), hula ‘auana (newer) versions of Hawaiian hula and Tahitian performances. Tuesdays from 5:30 to 6:30pm at the main fountain courtyard. FREE.

Tuesday & Friday
ART COLLECTION TOUR
GRAND WAILEA, WAILEA

Meet at 10am in the Na Pua Gallery on the fourth floor. FREE. Valet parking provided. Info: 875-1234 or visit grandwailea.com.

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 & Friday
ISLAND WOOD CARVINGS
THE SHOPS AT WAILEA

This activity takes place on Wednesdays from 10:30am to 1pm and Fridays from 12:30 to 3:30pm at the main fountain courtyard. 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.

Thursday
POLYNESIAN SHOW AT THE SHOPS
THE SHOPS AT WAILEA

This cultural performance honors the many beautiful dances of Polynesia, including 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
INDUSTRY NIGHT
DOWN THE HATCH

Every Thursday Night is Down the Hatch Industry Night, featuring 50% off Late Night Menu, $3 Select Drafts, $4 Wells, $5 Jager, Jameson, & Fireball, Late Night DJ starts 10pm. Info: dthmaui.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 RESORT

Learn the art of hula with complimentary hula lessons. 3-4pm in the ABC Courtyard. Info: whalersvillage.com.

Friday
MAUI FRIDAY TOWN PARTIES
WAILUKU, LAHAINA & KIHEI

Three 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; 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. Call 667-9193 for information or visit 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

Pau Hana is more than just a happy hour—it’s a time to celebrate the end of the work week with live musical performances by Maui’s talented up-and-coming artists as well as Maui’s established musicians. Pau Hana at The Shops is every Friday from 4 to 6pm, and musicians can be found playing on the lower lever near the surf shop area and on the upper level by the luxury retailers.

Friday-Monday
HULA AND THE SEA
MAUI OCEAN CENTER, MA‘ALAEA

Learn the history of hula and the stories it tells about Hawai‘i’s oceans. Join MOC’s instructors and learn the importance of hula and the role it plays in Hawaiian culture. 10am-12pm in the Hawaiians & the Sea exhibit. 15 guest limit. Recommended for ages 4+. Included with Aquarium admission. Schedule subject to change.

First & Third Saturday
HALEAKALA NATIONAL PARK SERVICE TRIP
PACIFIC WHALE FOUNDATION

Free transportation and admission to Haleakala National Park on a volunteering adventure led by a certified naturalist and professionally trained guide from PWF. You’ll help remove invasive plants or help with other projects to protect the park’s unique eco-system. Warm clothes, long pants and closed-toed shoes required. Bring water and lunch for a picnic. Call 249-8811 ext. 1 to sign up. Visit volunteersonvacation.org for more information on meeting locations and times.

Saturday
MAUI SWAP MEET
UH MAUI COLLEGE CAMPUS, KAHULUI

A hugely popular event with locals and visitors alike. Purchase everything from t-shirts, necklaces, and handmade crafts to fresh flowers, fruits, and vegetables from more than 200 vendors. 7am-1pm. Admission is 50 cents; keiki 12 and under are free.

Saturday
STORY TIME & CRAFTS
MAUI OCEAN CENTER, MA‘ALAEA

Maui Ocean Center offers a weekly marine themed story time and craft hour for children ages 3-12 in the Hawaiians and the Sea exhibit. 11:30am. Included with Aquarium admission. Schedule subject to change.

Saturday
FAMILY MAGIC BY HOLDEN MOWAT
LAHAINA CANNERY MALL, LAHAINA

Be amazed and intrigued by Maui magician Holden Mowat’s interactive, all-ages, magic-comedy performance at Center Stage. This magic veteran from the award-winning Kupanaha Magic Dinner Show at the Ka‘anapali Beach Hotel performs every Saturday at 12pm. Call 661-5304 or visit lahainacannerymall.com.

Saturday
GRAND DAIRY TOUR
SURFING GOAT DAIRY, KULA

Experience a two-hour, hands-on visit and tasting you will love. Bring family and friends, neighbors and colleagues, aunties and uncles, and cousins too! 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 Maui gourmet goat cheeses served with crackers, olives, pickles, grapes, and nuts. Make your reservation early as these tours sell out quickly! The tour is from 9 to 11am and costs $28. Info: 878-2870.

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

Maui Chef’s Table offers booking for select Saturday evenings at 6pm. Bookings for all upcoming Chef’s Table dates may be reserved by calling 270-0303, or online at millhousemaui.com.

Saturday
SUNSET & CELESTIAL CRUISE
PACIFIC WHALE FOUNDATION, MA‘ALAEA

Take a journey at sea with Pacific Whale Foundation and international award-winning astronomy writer and speaker Harriet Witt to experience our “Moving Planet.” Once the sun sets and stars begin to appear, Harriet will highlight specific stars to observe and relate stories about their significance to the Hawaiian culture in juxtaposition with popularly known Greek cultural explanations. Harriet is known for her entertaining and informative commentary on all things celestial. 6:30-9pm. From Ma‘alaea Harbor. Call 249-8811 ext. 1 or book at pacificwhale.org.

Saturday & Sunday
KEIKI HULA
LAHAINA CANNERY MALL, LAHAINA

If your guests are looking for a FREE hula show on the west side, suggest Lahaina Cannery Mall. Saturday and Sunday feature keiki hula at 1pm. Escape the heat in Maui’s only fully enclosed, air-conditioned shopping center that features various cuisines from around the world, and more than 50 retail stores. Call 661-5304 or visit lahainacannerymall.com.

Saturday & Sunday
LAHAINA ARTS SOCIETY FINE ART FAIR
LAHAINA CANNERY MALL, OUTSIDE LAWN

Discover some of Maui’s most talented fine artists exhibiting on the lawns just outside of the entrance to Lahaina Cannery Mall. Come talk story, meet the artists and check out their paintings, ceramics, photography, glass art, wood carvings, jewelry, baskets and more! You can also browse the exhibits of these and our other fine artists in the galleries, the Banyan Tree Gallery inside the Courthouse and the Old Jail Gallery under the old Courthouse at the Front Street Banyan Tree Park. LAS is known as the oldest and most prestigious juried arts society with history of over 50 years of showcasing and mentoring Maui County Artists. Located at Lahaina Cannery Mall Parking Lot Lawns, 1221 Honoapi‘ilani Hwy, Lahaina, from 9am to 4:30pm. For more information, call 661-0111; Facebook at facebook.com/LahainaArtsSocietyMaui; Instagram @lahaina_art_society; on the web at lahainaarts.com.

Sunday
SCIENCE SUNDAYS
MAUI OCEAN CENTER, MA‘ALAEA

Do you have a Junior Scientist in your group? Join MOC for marine themed hands-on science activities. Recommended ages 8 & up. 11:30am-12:30pm in the Hawaiians and the Sea Exhibit. Included with admission.

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. 9am-1pm. Info: 661-0011.

Sunday
SUNDAY BRUNCH & BLOODY MARY BAR
CANE & CANOE RESTAURANT, MONTAGE KAPALUA BAY

Featuring an enhanced a la carte breakfast menu, Sunday Brunch is a celebration of savory and sweet culinary delights. Relax and enjoy a live musical jazz performance with new brunch selections each week in addition to the regular menu, including favorites Shrimp and Grits, Chicken and Waffles, and Steak and Eggs. Enjoy a “Build-your-own Bloody Mary Bar” with an assortment of liquor, mixers, and all the trimmings to make a most decadent libation. 10am-1pm. For more info and reservations: 662-6681.

Sunday
MAUI GIFT & CRAFT FAIR
LAHAINA GATEWAY CENTER

Lahaina Gateway welcomes Maui Gift & Craft Fair every Sunday from 9am to 2pm.  Enjoy the wonderful locally made art, jewelry, gifts, and crafts from over 35 local vendors, including Maui Fine Art, Nalu Koa, Lee Oululani Plevney, Footprints in the Sand, Lightsavor Photography, Bodhi Waves, Primitive Vibes Hawaii, Mahina Spirit, and many more. Info: mauigiftandcraftfair.com.

Sunday
MAUI MADE SUNDAYS
QUEEN KA‘AHUMANU CENTER

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. 9am-4pm.

Sunday
MAUI SUNDAY MARKET
KAHULUI SHOPPING CENTER

Don’t miss “Maui Sunday Market,” held Sundays from 4 to 8pm in the Kahului Shopping Center parking lot. Features island vendors (crafters, artisans, food purveyors, and more), entertainment, food trucks, and activities showcasing Hawaiian cultural traditions and practices. Public admission and parking are FREE.

 

 

 

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