EVENTS IN MAY

Through Saturday, May 6
RETROSPECTIVE: JUDY BISGARD
HUI NO‘EAU VISUAL ARTS CENTER, MAKAWAO

The Hui’s Retrospective Series was designed to acknowledge the contributions of individuals who have had a profound influence on local art, and to share their work and ideas with the community. Celebrated Maui artist Judy Bisgard will be the featured Retrospective Artist in honor of her contributions to Maui’s visual arts community and for her commitment to Hui No‘eau and its 100-year-old Kaluanui Estate. Judy Bisgard was born and raised on Maui, and attended Mills College in California, where she received a degree in history with a minor in fine arts. She has worked in the arts for more than 40 years, volunteering as a board member at museums and non-profit organizations, such as Hui Noʻeau and the Maui Arts & Cultural Center. Bisgard’s inspirations are drawn from the local Maui flora, the fast-changing environment, and the decline of pineapple and plantation houses, while incorporating the color and compositional techniques of the French Impressionists. This retrospective exhibition showcases Bisgard’s experience with a wide range of media, including plein-air paintings, fiber, encaustic, pastel, intaglio, and woodcut. Gallery hours are daily from 9am-4pm. Admission is free. Info: 572-6560.

Through Sunday, May 14
‘A FEW GOOD MEN’
MAUI ONSTAGE AT THE HISTORIC ‘IAO THEATER, WAILUKU

This Broadway hit about the trial of two Marines for complicity in the death of a fellow Marine at Guantanamo Bay sizzles on stage. The Navy lawyer, a callow young man more interested in softball games than the case, expects a plea bargain and a cover up of what really happened. Prodded by a female member of his defense team, the lawyer eventually makes a valiant effort to defend his clients and, in so doing, puts the military mentality and the Marine code of honor on trial. Performances are Friday & Saturday 7:30pm; Sundays 3pm. Tickets & info: 242-6969; mauionstage.com.

Tuesday, May 2
SANTANA
MAUI ARTS & CULTURAL CENTER A&B AMPITHEATER, KAHULUI

For 40 years and as many albums later, Santana has sold more than 100 million records and reached more than 100 million fans at concerts worldwide. To date, Santana has won ten Grammy® Awards and three Latin Grammy® Awards. He won a record-tying nine Grammys for a single project for 1999’s Supernatural as well as three Latin Grammys. He also received the Billboard Century Award (1996), was ushered into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (1998), received the Billboard Latin Music Awards’ Lifetime Achievement honor (2009), and was the recipient of the Kennedy Center Honors Award (2013). With the 2014 release of Corazón, Santana surpassed the Rolling Stones and is one of only two music acts in Billboard history to score at least one top ten album for six consecutive decades from the 1960s on. Events Lawn Preshow opens at 4pm for food & beverage service; Amphitheater gates open at 5pm. Show begins at 7:30pm. Tickets & info: 242-SHOW (7469); mauiarts.org.

Tuesday, May 2
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 during Turtle-rrific Tuesday as veterinarian Dr. Paul McCurdy and aquarists measure, weigh, and examine the turtles during their routine checkup at Nursery Bay. 2pm. Included with Aquarium admission. Appropriate for all ages.

Wednesday, May 3
ARTWALK AT THE SHOPS
THE SHOPS AT WAILEA

Join The Shops for ARTwalk on May 3rd, from 6 to 8pm, when artist from Hawai‘i and around the world are represented. Featuring originals, limited edition prints, and sculpture. There will be live entertainment by Francis Koahou, who will perform traditional Hawaiian music. ARTwalk at The Shops is open to the public, and is a fun complimentary event with a chance to meet fellow art lovers, visitors, residents, and artists, and experience the creativity of some of Hawai‘i’s and the world’s finest artists. 4 hours Special Event Parking validations are available for $5, with a portion of the proceeds benefiting a Maui nonprofit organization. For more information please call 891-6770 or visit http://www.theshopsatwailea.com.

Friday, May 5
TALK STORY ON THE LAND: HAMAKUALOA COASTAL EXCURSION
HAWAIIAN ISLANDS LAND TRUST

Four-mile roundtrip hike featuring panoramic views, historic Kuiaha Bay, sea birds, and Hawaiian cultural sites. Some uphill terrain, but mostly dirt road. Led by HILT Island Council Member Lucienne De Naie. FREE. Reservations required: 357-7739 or scott@hilt.org.

Saturday, May 6
5th ANNUAL LAHAINATOWN ACTION COMMITTEE GOLF CLASSIC
KA‘ANAPALI ROYAL GOLF COURSE

The LahainaTown Action Committee invites golfers to its Annual Golf Classic every May at the Ka‘anapali Royal Golf Course in West Maui. Golfers who participate will earn the satisfaction of helping a charitable organization, with a portion of tournament proceeds benefiting Lahaina Junior Golf. A spectacular perpetual trophy for the Golf Classic, carved by the talented woodworking artist Paul Kasprzycki, will be presented at an award luncheon following the tournament. The tournament is a four-golfer scramble-shotgun start format where prizes, food, and fun can be found at every hole. Info: 667-9175; visitlahaina.com.

Saturday, May 6
38th ANNUAL WOMEN’S 5K RUN ‘NA HOLO WAHINE’ & 1-MILE WALK
KEOPUOLANI PARK, WAILUKU

The Na Holo Wahine is a 5k run and 1mile walk for women and young girls. Celebrating the Joy of running/walking, These events are a fund raiser for The Maui Farm. Race starts promptly at 8am. For those who sign up as a mother-daughter team, you must complete the 5k or the mile walk together. Advance registration required: 222-2484 or jonemerson100@gmail.com.

Saturday, May 6 & Sunday, May 7
MAPA’S SPRING EXTRAVAGANZA
MAUI ARTS & CULTURAL CENTER CASTLE THEATER, KAHULUI

Maui Academy of Performing Arts (MAPA) presents four spectacular shows for the entire family. The weekend opens with MAPA’s annual recital on Saturday afternoon featuring dancers of all ages strutting their stuff in hip hop, jazz, and tap. On Saturday evening, MAPA’s most experienced dancers present extraordinary original choreography in the “MOVES” dance concert, featuring guest artists from Adaptations Dance Theater, alumni Ali Mckeon of Menlowe Ballet and Ali Mckeon Dance Project, and participating MAPA teaching artists performing under the direction of Alannah Anderson. On Sunday, 200 MAPA ballerinas present two performances of the romantic French ballet, “Giselle.” Performances are Saturday 1 & 7:30pm; Sunday 1 & 6pm. Tickets & info: 242-SHOW (7469); mauiarts.org.

Saturday, May 6
4TH ANNUAL SPECIAL OLYMPICS MAUI SWIM & FIN
LOCATION TBA

The 4th annual Swim & Fin to benefit Special Olympics Maui Swim Team is slated for Saturday, May 6, 2017, from 8:30 to 11:30am (pool location to be announced). This public community event welcomes swimmers of all ages to join in the fun. Each entrant must collect a minimum donation entry fee of $35, which includes a t-shirt and light refreshments. Entrants will swim based on their age group, and prizes will be awarded in various categories. For entry forms, sponsorship, and volunteer opportunities please contact Toni Rojas, Parent Volunteer/Chairperson at 344-8880 or  tonirojas@hawaii.rr.com. Entries are requested by May 1  and donations due day of event.

Saturday, May 6
HAPPY BOYS DAY
QUEEN KA‘AHUMANU CENTER, KAHULUI

Celebrate Kodomo-no-hi with Japanese carp fish crafts, blue balloons, great prizes, and special entertainment. Event runs from 10am-noon. For more information please visit the website at: queenkaahumanucenter.com.

Saturday, May 6
AN EVENING IN THE GARDENS
MAUI NUI BOTANICAL GARDENS, KAHULUI

The Board Members of Maui Nui Botanical Gardens will host their 3rd annual Benefit Dinner on Saturday, May 6th, from 5 to 9pm.  Join MNBG for a beautiful evening celebrating the rich heritage of Native Hawaiian plants. Enjoy Hawaiian music, hula, silent auction, cocktails, and dinner. 21 and over only, please. Tickets are $100. Info: please email info@mnbg.org.

Saturday, May 6
17TH ANNUAL MAUI MATSURI FESTIVAL
UNIVERSITY OF HAWAI‘I MAUI COURTYARD, KAHULUI

The only Japanese festival on Maui, the Maui Matsuri transforms the grassy knolls of the UH Maui College campus into a Japanese village complete with food stalls, craft vendors, and activities for all ages. Entertainment including lion dancing, taiko drumming, Japanese and Okinawan dancing, shakuhachi music, and live video-gaming competitions. End the evening honoring your ancestors at the community Bon dance. 2-9pm. Info: mauimatsuri.com.

Saturday, May 6
TEEN EXPO
QUEEN KA‘AHUMANU CENTER, KAHULUI

A fun and interactive teen event featuring Mackie Mac, entertainment, prizes, community booths, giveaways, and surprise guest performance. 4:30-8:3pm. Info: queenkaahumanucenter.com.

Sunday, May 7
BAKE SALE & AUNTIE’S ATTIC SCHOLARSHIP FUNDRAISER
LAHAINA YACHT CLUB

Come down to Lahaina Yacht Club on Sunday, May 7 from 1-4pm for a bake sale and “Auntie’s Attic” with gently used jewelry at low prices (perfect for mother’s day gifts!) Open to the public, visitors and locals alike! 835 Front Street, Lahaina. Call 667-6211 for more information.

Sunday, May 7
TRILOGY EXCURSIONS BLUE ‘AINA REEF CLEANUP
LAHAINA HARBOR

The Blue‘Aina reef cleanup program will be hosting its next event on Sunday, May 7, from 8:30am to 1pm, departing Lahaina Harbor. 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. Reservations ($30) are required and may be made through sailtrilogy.com/helpmaui.

Tuesday, May 9
MAUI WAENA INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL BAND
MAUI ARTS & CULTURAL CENTER CASTLE THEATER, KAHULUI

Join the MACC in the Castle Theater for their annual School Band Concert Series presenting the Maui Waena Intermediate School Band. These concerts allow the next generation of musicians to experience the same world-class stage setting that the superstars enjoy. The public is invited to attend and support Maui’s hard-working young performing artists at this FREE concert! 6:30pm. Info: mauiarts.org. For more information please call 242-SHOW (7469) or visit http://www.mauiarts.org.

Saturday, May 13
39TH ANNUAL MAUI COUNTY CHARITY WALK
WAR MEMORIAL SOCCER FIELD, WAILUKU

The Charity Walk is one of the largest single-day fundraising events in Hawai‘i. Statewide in 2016, over $2 million was raised via walks held on O‘ahu, Kaua‘i, the Big Island, Maui, Lana‘i and Moloka‘i. Since the Maui Hotel & Lodging Association started hosting the event in 1980, Maui County has raised a cumulative total of $10.4 million, benefitting hundreds of non-profit organizations on Maui, Moloka‘i and Lana‘i. And most importantly, all of the funds raised on Maui, remain in Maui County to benefit the local community and its residents.7-11am. Info: mauihla.org.

Saturday, May 13
44th ANNUAL CRAFT FAIR
SEABURY HALL, MAKAWAO

Enjoy glorious Upcountry Maui’s favorite springtime event. All proceeds benefit Seabury Hall’s Financial Aid program. The juried Craft Fair features more than 100 local artisans, live entertainment, great food, silent auction, activities for kids, rummage and plant sales, and more. $5 Admission; children 12 and under are free. 9am-4pm. Info: seaburyhall.org.

Saturday, May 13
9TH ANNUAL MAUI BREWERS FESTIVAL
MAUI ARTS & CULTURAL CENTER A&B AMPITHEATER. KAHULUI

The MACC’s annual fundraising event—the Maui Brewers Festival—is one of Maui’s top festivals! Every ticket includes two 4oz. beer tastings from local and national craft breweries, tasty food from local restaurants and caterers at no additional charge, door prizes, live music, and lots of fun! This year’s music lineup includes Brian & Meryl during VIP Happy hour and Riddum Station and Shea Butter and The Cream during general admission. Don’t like beer? Enjoy hard cider, hard kombucha, root beer, kombucha, and delicious food. 3:30-7pm; VIP Happy Hour starts at 2pm. This event is for ages 21+ with valid government-issued photo ID. For tickets & more information please call 242-SHOW (7469) or visit the website at http://www.mauiarts.org.

Sunday, May 14
MICHAEL FRANTI & SPEARHEAD
MAUI ARTS & CULTURAL CENTER EVENTS LAWN, KAHULUI

Michael Franti is a musician, singer-songwriter, filmmaker, and humanitarian who is recognized as a pioneering force in the music industry. Long known for his globally conscious lyrics, powerful performances, and dynamic live shows, Franti has continually been at the forefront of lyrical activism, using his music as a positive force for change. “I make music because I believe it can change people’s lives and make a difference in the world,” enthuses Franti. “Music gives us new energy and a stronger sense of purpose.” He and his band Spearhead, known for their authentic and uplifting music, have found global success with multiplatinum songs like “Say Hey (I Love You)” and the chart-breaking 2010 release “The Sound of Sunshine.” Franti and his band guarantee a show that will be thought-provoking as well as energetic. 7pm. 242-SHOW (7469); mauiarts.org.

Monday May 15 – Sunday, May 21
2017 KAPALUA RESTAURANT WEEK
VARIOUS LOCATIONS, KAPALUA

Dine in Kapalua from May 15 – 21st with participating restaurants offering either a prix fixe two-course menu for lunch, a three-course prix fixe menu for dinner daily or a special menu item. The 2017 Kapalua Restaurant Week beneficiary is Maui Food Bank’s newest program, Aloha Backpack Buddies program. Aloha Backpack Buddies provides elementary school children, who are on the free or reduced meal program at their school, with a pre-filled backpack every Friday that contains six meals to take home for the weekend.  A $1.00 from each item or menu will go to support the Aloha Backpack Buddies program for every restaurant week item sold during this timeframe. Participating restaurants include: Montage Kapalua Bay, Cane & Canoe, Hana Hou, The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua, The Banyan Tree, Kai Sushi, Burger Shack, Pineapple Grill, The Plantation House Restaurant, Sansei Seafood Restaurant & Sushi Bar, Taverna, The Wine Palette. For information please visit http://www.kapaluarestaurantweek.com.

Tuesday, May 16
‘IAO SCHOOL BAND
MAUI ARTS & CULTURAL CENTER CASTLE THEATER, KAHULUI

Come to Castle Theater for their annual School Band Concert Series presenting the ‘Iao School Band. These concerts allow the next generation of musicians to experience the same world-class stage setting that the stars enjoy. The public is invited to attend and support Maui’s hard-working young performing artists at this FREE concert! 6:30pm. For more information please call 242-SHOW (7469) or visit the website at http://www.mauiarts.org.

Tuesday, May 16
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 during Turtle-rrific Tuesday as veterinarian Dr. Paul McCurdy and aquarists measure, weigh, and examine the turtles during their routine checkup at Nursery Bay. 2pm. This event is included with Aquarium admission. Great for the whole family and appropriate for all ages.

Wednesday, May 17
CONCERTS AT THE SHOPS FEATURING PAULA FUGA
THE SHOPS AT WAILEA

The Shops at Wailea are pleased to present Paula Fuga for Concerts at The Shops on Wednesday, May 17 from 5:30 to 7pm. Praised for her originality in song composition and ability to stir the deepest emotions with spellbinding and soulful vocals, Paula Fuga has established herself as one of Hawai‘i’s most respected live performers. 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’s and the world’s finest entertainers. 4 hours Special Event Parking validations are available for $5, with a portion of the proceeds to benefit a Maui nonprofit. FREE. For more information please call 891-6770 or visit http://www.theshopsatwailea.com.

Thursday, May 18
NICK SWARDSON
MAUI ARTS & CULTURAL CENTER CASTLE THEATER, KAHULUI

An experienced comic, actor, writer and producer, Nick Swardson is known for his work on both the small and silver screen. Swardson jump-started his career in 2003, co-writing Warner Brothers’ hit movie Malibu’s Most Wanted and Joining Comedy Central’s Reno 911! After catching the attention of Happy Madison Productions, he quickly became a fixture in the company’s films, collaborating on such projects as Grandma’s Boy, Benchwarmers, and I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry with Adam Sandler and Kevin James. Recently, Swardson has performed in movies such as That’s My Boy, Blades of Glory, 30 Minutes or Less, and Bucky Larson: Born to Be a Star, which he wrote, starred in, and produced. His first comedy album, Party, went platinum and he followed up in 2010 with his first one-hour stand-up special on Comedy Central, Seriously Who Farted? 7:30pm. Tickets & info: 242-SHOW (7469); mauiarts.org.

Saturday, May 20
TIBETAN ILLUSION DESTROYER 3D FILM & SARAH CAHILL IN CONCERT
MAUI ARTS & CULTURAL CENTER CASTLE THEATER, KAHULUI

Enjoy an evening of music and film featuring renowned pianist Sarah Cahill performing works by legendary composer Lou Harrison. Sarah will also perform to Dr. Gary Greenberg’s time-lapsed micro-video. After the intermission, witness the premiere of Emmy award-winning filmmaker Tom Vendetti’s “Tibetan Illusion Destroyer” in 3D, with music composed and recorded by Keola Beamer, and Vendetti’s short film “Dalai Lama and Happiness.” There will be a silent auction prior to the show along with live music in the Yokouchi Pavilion Courtyard. 7:30pm. Tickets & info: 242-SHOW (7469); mauiarts.org.

Saturday, May 20 & Sunday, May 21
WEST SIDE STORY IN CONCERT: MAUI CHAMBER ORCHESTRA
‘IAO THEATER, WAILUKU

Hearing West Side Story with full orchestrations is an experience not to be missed! From the first notes to the final breath, West Side Story is one of the most memorable musicals and greatest love stories of all time. The score by Leonard Bernstein, with lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, is widely regarded as one of the best ever written. The world’s greatest love story takes to the stage in this landmark Maui presentation! Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet are transported to modern-day New York City as two young, idealistic lovers find themselves caught between warring street gangs, the “American” Jets and the Puerto Rican Sharks. Their struggle to survive in a world of hate, violence, and prejudice is one of the most innovative, heart-wrenching, and relevant musical dramas of our time. Prior to the concert, on Sunday, May 21st at 1:30pm, join Maestro Robert Wills for “Conversations with the Conductor.” Performances are Saturday 7:30pm; Sunday 3pm. Tickets & info: 242-6969; mauionstage.com.

Sunday, May 21-Sunday, July 16
PIERO RESTA: ILLUMINATAS
MAUI ARTS & CULTURAL CENTER SCHAEFER INTERNATIONAL GALLERY, KAHULUI

This retrospective exhibition honors an artist whose life’s work was infused with passion and spiritual transcendence within natural and mythological worlds. Piero Resta’s artistic career was immersed in the alchemy of philosophy, science, poetry, and experimentation. The selection of paintings, sculpture, and personal archives on display reveals the axial relationship of his Italian heritage and influences of ancient traditions and architecture, integrated with the primitive vibrant life force of his home in Kaupo, Maui. This exhibition celebrates the legacy left by a man who embraced the world as a celestial navigator and willingly shared his grace for all to discover. Gallery hours are Tuesday-Sunday, 10am-5:00pm, and before Castle Theater shows and during intermission. FREE admission. Info: mauiarts.org.

Sunday, May 21
TRIBAL SEEDS
MAUI ARTS & CULTURAL CENTER YOKOUCHI PAVILION & COURTYARD, KAHULUI

From San Diego, California, award-winning reggae group Tribal Seeds return to Hawai‘i to share their spiritually driven, refreshing rock vibe infused with their Cali roots style of reggae music with special guest Mike Love. Originally started by two brothers, Steven Rene Jacobo (lyrics, vocals, guitar) and Tony-Ray Jacobo (producer), Tribal Seeds now boasts six members. The group has debuted within the top 5 spots with all of their album releases and garnered them iTunes “Best Of” in the Reggae genre for two years. In 2011, Tribal Seeds gave listeners a brand new EP entitled Soundwaves which peaked at number 2 on the Billboard Reggae Charts. Their fourth and latest album Representing debuted at number 1 on the Billboard Reggae Charts, and contains 12 original recordings. Join in on this tour for a jammin’ dance-a-thon night of inspiring reggae beats! 7pm. Tickets & info: 242-SHOW (7469); mauiarts.org.

Thursday, May 25
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, May 25
MARIA MULDAUR & HER RED HOT BLUESIANA BAND
MAUI ARTS & CULTURAL CENTER MCCOY STUDIO THEATER, KAHULUI

Maria Muldaur is best known worldwide for her 1974 mega-hit “Midnight at the Oasis,” which received several Grammy nominations and enshrined her forever in the hearts of Baby Boomers everywhere. Despite her considerable pop music success, her 52-year career could best be described as a long and adventurous odyssey through the various forms of American roots music. During the folk revival of the early ’60s, she began exploring and singing early blues, bluegrass and Appalachian “old timey” music, beginning her recording career in 1963 with the Even Dozen Jug Band, and shortly thereafter joining the very popular Jim Kweskin Jug Band. In the 42 years since “Midnight at the Oasis,” Maria has toured extensively worldwide, and has recorded 40 solo albums covering all kinds of American roots music, including gospel, R&B, jazz, and big band (not to mention several award-winning children’s albums), before settling comfortably into her favorite idiom, the blues, in recent years. 7:30pm. For tickets & more information please call 242-SHOW (7469) or visit the website at http://www.mauiarts.org.

Thursday, May 25
TREVOR NOAH
MAUI ARTS & CULTURAL CENTER CASTLE THEATER, KAHULUI

Trevor Noah, host of Comedy Central’s smash hit The Daily Show, is coming to the Castle Theater for a special one-night-only evening of comedy. Noah had his U.S. television debut on The Tonight Show and appeared on Late Show with David Letterman, as well as The Jimmy Kimmel Show. His 2015 Comedy Central stand-up special, Trevor Noah: Lost in Translation, brought Noah’s unique world view and global analysis of American culture to the forefront. This show may include mature subject matter. 8pm. For tickets & more information please call 242-SHOW (7469) or visit the website at http://www.mauiarts.org.

Friday, May 26-Saturday, July 22
KALUANUI CENTENNIAL 10X10 EXHIBITION
HUI NO‘EAU VISUAL ARTS CENTER, MAKAWAO

When C.W. Dickey designed the historic Kaluanui Estate in 1917 for Harry & Ethel Baldwin, he was one of the most celebrated architects of his time. Now, 100 years later, Kaluanui still stands as one of Maui’s most iconic legacy estates still open to the public.  This exhibition challenges artists to create 2D and 3D works within a defined space of 10”x10”x10”. One hundred pieces will be selected for display in this commemorative exhibition. Opening reception May 26 from 5 to 7pm. Gallery hours are daily from 9am to 4pm. FREE. For more information please call 572-6560 or visit the website at http://www.huinoeau.com.

Sunday, May 28
HALAU HULA WEHIWEHI O LEILEHUA 2017
THE HISTORIC ‘IAO THEATER, WAILUKU

For 28 years, Halau Hula Wehiwehi O Leilehua, under the stewardship of Kumu Gordean Leilehua Bailey, has sought to preserve Hawaiian culture through the teaching of its arts. This year’s concert celebrates the music of Kahauanu Lake and the hula stylings of Aunty Maiki. Music by Kuliaikanu‘u. The show starts at 6:30pm. For tickets please visit: http://mauionstage.com/community-events/.
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 exhibits between 9:30am and 4:15pm. Presentation times are listed online and in the park. Call 270-7000. Included with admission, good for all ages.

Daily
MAUIWINE FREE TASTINGS & HISTORICAL TOURS
MAUIWINE, ‘ULUPALAKUA

MauiWine offers complimentary tasting and tours of the cellar and the historic grounds to the public daily. Times for the historical and cellar tours are 10:30am and 1:30pm. Complimentary wine tastings are available any time from 10am to 5:30pm. Info: 878-6058 or mauiwine.com.

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, which include schools of giant trevally, stingrays, up to six species of sharks, and more. The divers use specialized masks that allow them to speak with the audience and answer questions. 11am and 3pm. Included with admission, good for all ages.

Daily
HAPPY HOUR & LIVE MUSIC
THE FAIRMONT KEA LANI, WAILEA

Look for daily drink and pupu specials at Fairmont Kea Lani, Maui: Ko restaurant 4-6pm; Luana 4-7pm and 8-11pm, and live music Friday and Saturday 7-10pm. For more information call 875-2290.

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.

Nightly
BOTERO GALLERY LOUNGE
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 include specialty cocktails, beers, wine, and pupu. From 8 to 10pm wine down with half-off any bottle of wine or champagne. Complimentary validated parking by Grand Wailea.

Nightly
LIVE MUSIC
PARADISE GRILL, KA‘ANAPALI RESORT

Enjoy live music by local artists from 6 to 9pm every night upstairs in the dining room. Visit paradisegrillkb.com or call 662-3700.

Nightly
CLIFF DIVE CEREMONY
SHERATON MAUI RESORT & SPA, KA‘ANAPALI

Just before sunset each evening, a young warrior dressed in the traditional “malo” (loincloth) sets torches aflame shedding light upon the lush lawns of Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa. The story of Chief Kahekili, who regularly practiced the ancient Hawaiian sport of “lele kawa,” (leaping from cliffs) and Pu‘u Keka‘a (Black Rock) is retold at the Cliff Dive Bar as the warrior journeys across the white sands of Ka‘anapali Beach, lighting the torches set on the crest of Black Rock. He traces an ancient path to the summit of Pu‘u Keka‘a, utters a blessing to his ancestors, offers his torch and flower lei to the ocean below, and finishes with a courageous dive into the rolling surf of the Pacific.

Ongoing
VOLUNTEER ON VACATION
PACIFIC WHALE FOUNDATION

Volunteering on Vacation is a free program offered by PWF that helps you easily find meaningful volunteer projects to benefit Maui’s outdoor environment. Volunteer for about half a day (or less) and enjoy access to off-the-beaten-trails and scenic locales where you can learn about the history and natural ecosystem of each area. For more information and to sign up for any of these programs, please call 249-8811 ext. 1, or visit volunteersonvacation.org. Individual programs are listed.

Ongoing
CITIZEN SCIENTIST PROGRAM
HALEAKALA NATIONAL PARK

Stop by the naturalist stations set up at 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, drinks, and be prepared for cold weather. Wear sunscreen, boots, or treaded sneakers; no sandals. Call 572-4400 or visit nps.gov/hale for more info.

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 to complete. Visitors can call 661-3271 for information on where to pick up the free brochure and map.

Ongoing
ASTRONOMY TOUR OF THE STARS
HYATT REGENCY MAUI RESORT AND SPA, KA‘ANAPALI

The Hyatt was named 2013’s “World’s Stargazing Hotel” by CNN Travel. A brilliant tour of the stars is given nightly on the roof for one hour at 8pm and 9pm using the Hyatt’s own 14-inch reflector telescope known as “The Edge,” sitting more than nine stories up on the hotel rooftop. The director of astronomy uses a computer to select an agenda, and locate and identify stars, planet, galaxies, and nebulae. Participants first learn to interpret the sky with the unaided eye, then with giant astronomy binoculars, and ultimately with “The Edge.” Advance reservations are required. $30 for adults; $20 for kids. Later in the evening is the Romance of the Stars show (10pm), which includes champagne and chocolate-covered strawberries. Admission is $45. Reservations: 667-4727. Info: maui.hyatt.com.

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 choice and design. Teaching Artist Stephen Fellerman will spend approximately 30 minutes with each person while creating magic before your eyes! Feel the heat and make a memorable glass keepsake of your own design. Pieces will be available for pick up 24-48 hours after class; flat rate shipping is also available on request for an additional charge. Tuition: $95 per person. By reservation: 572-6560 ext. 21.

Ongoing
BEACH CLEAN-UPS
PACIFIC WHALE FOUNDATION

Get all the materials you need—trash bags, gloves, and marine debris data sheets—to help clean up one of Maui’s beaches. It’s a great way to contribute to a safe and healthy coastal environment for all living things on Maui. Call 249-8811 ext. 1 to sign up.

Monday
HOALOHA ‘AINA
PACIFIC WHALE FOUNDATION

Join South Maui Volunteers and group leaders Bob and Lis Richardson to help maintain an ocean-side trail, restore sand dunes, pick up litter and remove invasive species from 7:30 to 9:30am. Bring water, snacks and sunscreen and wear solid, closed-toed shoes. Call 249-8811 ext. 1 to sign up.

Monday
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 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 and adults. 2:30-3:30pm. FREE. For more information please call 891-6770 or visit http://www.theshopsatwailea.com.

Monday
‘UKULELE LESSONS AT THE SHOPS
THE SHOPS AT WAILEA

Come learn how to play the ‘ukulele and find out how it is a part of Hawaiian culture. The lesson is for seasoned, new, and future ‘ukulele players out there who love to strum, sing, and play. Lesson runs from 5:30-6:30pm. FREE. For more information please call 891-6770 or visit http://www.theshopsatwailea.com.

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. Schedule subject to change.

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

Maui Ocean Center’s Shark Dive Maui® program allows SCUBA certified guests ages 12 and up to dive among the Aquarium’s sharks, rays, and tropical fish in the 750,000-gallon Open Ocean exhibit. This immersive experience teaches guests about the significance of mano (sharks) in Hawaiian culture, as well as the critical role that sharks 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 http://www.mauioceancenter.com/shark-dive or call 270-7075 for reservations. Gear rental packages are also available.

Monday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday
BEHIND THE SCENES TOUR UPGRADE
MAUI OCEAN CENTER, MA‘ALAEA

Go behind the scenes with a marine naturalist to explore the Aquarium lab, learn about corals, sharks, and sea turtles, and assist with a feeding at Turtle Lagoon and Nursery Bay. Limited availability. Children ages 12 and under must be accompanied by a paying adult. 11:30am and 1:30pm. Cost: $14.95 plus tax with Aquarium admission. Advance reservations recommended. Purchase online or call 270-7012.

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.

Tuesday
COCONUT HUSKING AT THE SHOPS
THE SHOPS AT WAILEA

Experience a demonstration of the traditional and modern methods of husking a coconut. Learn how Hawaiians used every part of the coconut, from a food substance to crafting eating utensils, jewelry, and furniture. 2:30-3:30pm. FREE. For more information please call 891-6770 or visit http://www.theshopsatwailea.com.

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 the website at http://www.napilikai.com.

Tuesday
‘UKULELE LESSONS
LAHAINA CANNERY MALL

Learn the art of the ‘ukulele at 5:45pm at the Pineapple Food Court. Escape the heat in this fully enclosed, air conditioned shopping center that features cuisines from around the world, and over 50 retail stores. Info: 661-5304, lahainacannery.com.

Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday
NA MAKAMAE O POLYNESIA CRAFTS
MAUI OCEAN CENTER, MA‘ALAEA

Guests can view a unique display of Polynesian tools, weapons, and crafts with Anake Colleen Kapu during Na Makamae O Polynesia (Treasures of Polynesia). Located in The Hawaiians and the Sea exhibit. 10am-3pm. Included with Aquarium admission. Schedule subject to change.

Tuesday & Thursday
POLYNESIAN SHOW AT THE SHOPS
THE SHOPS AT WAILEA

This performance will showcase the graceful Hawaiian hula, as well as other beautiful dances of Polynesia. 5:30-6:30pm. FREE. For more information please call 891-6770 or visit http://www.theshopsatwailea.com.

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

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.

Tuesday & Friday
ART COLLECTION TOUR
GRAND WAILEA RESORT

The Grand Wailea owns the largest corporate art collection in the state of Hawai‘i, featuring more than 72 permanent sculptures, paintings, murals, artifacts, and graphics including works by Shige Yamada, Fernando Botero, Yvonne Cheng, Herb Kane, and more. Meet at 10am in the Na Pua Gallery on the fourth floor. FREE. Valet parking provided for visitors who attend the art tour. For more info, call 875-1234 or visit grandwailea.com.

Tuesday & Sunday
SHARKS & RAYS EXPLORE STATION
MAUI OCEAN CENTER, MA‘ALAEA

Sharks are revered as ‘aumakua, or an ancestral deity, in Hawaiian culture, and are key to our ocean ecosystems. Visit the Sharks & Rays Explore Station to learn about the biology, diet, and behavior of Hawai;i’s sharks and stingrays. 11:30am-2:30pm in the Seascape Plaza Hale. Included with aquarium admission.

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. You’ll be amazed at what he can create! Purchase one of his pieces or sign up for a class to make one of your own. 10am-1pm. Info: 572-6560; huinoeau.com.

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

Explore the flora and fauna of Hawai‘i with Maui Ocean Center’s new Culture and Native Plant Walk! Discover the connection between Hawai‘i’s plants and marine life during a guided walk with Cultural Practitioner Ko‘i Lum. Learn about the history and traditional use of native Hawaiian and Polynesian plants in Hawaiian culture. 10-11am. Included with Aquarium admission. Space is limited, advance reservations recommended. Book online at mauioceancenter.com/tickets.

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
ISLAND WOOD CARVINGS
THE SHOPS AT WAILEA

Join The Shops for a traditional island wood carving demonstration every Wednesday and Friday. Experience an art form with stories deeply rooted in Polynesian traditions. 12:30-3:30pm. FREE. For more information please call 891-6770 or visit http://www.theshopsatwailea.com.

Wednesday
VOLUNTEERING ON VACATION: O‘O FARM
PACIFIC WHALE FOUNDATION

Work on an exquisite organic farm in the misting forest of Waipoli in Kula. Meet at O‘o Farms at 8:45am for an assortment of fun farm chores until 11:30am. Wear sturdy shoes and bring a light jacket, water and sunscreen. Gloves and gardening tools provided. Call 249-8811extension 1 for more information and to sign up.

Wednesday
WEED AND POT CLUB
MAUI NUI BOTANICAL GARDENS, KAHULUI

If you love Hawaiian plants, you’ll love the Weed and Pot Club! This volunteer group weeds in the Gardens and pots plants in their nursery facilities. Come ready to work with garden attire and covered shoes. Tools, gloves, sunscreen, refreshments, and expertise will be provided! 8:30-10:30am. Call 249-2798 for more information.

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
VISITOR VOLUNTEER PROGRAM
MAUI HUMANE SOCIETY, PU‘UNENE

Visitors can offer a “helping paw” to homeless animals at the Maui Humane Society shelter every Wednesday and Thursday from 1 to 3pm doing such activities as walking dogs, bathing puppies, brushing cats, or playing with puppies and kittens—an important part of their socialization. Participants in the Helping Paws Visitor Volunteer Program are requested to arrive by 1pm, and it’s recommended to wear close-toed shoes and comfortable clothing that can get “mussed” or dirty. Children ages 10 to17 are welcome when accompanied by a supervising adult for the duration of the volunteer session. Advance reservations are required due to space limitations: MauiHumaneSociety.org “Get Involved/Volunteer/HelpingPaws Visitor Program.” The shelter is located in Pu‘unene (central Maui), on Mokulele Highway between Kihei and Kahului.

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.

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

Visit Maui Ocean Center’s 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 presenting from within the exhibit. 1:30-4:30pm. Included with Aquarium admission. Appropriate for all ages.

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. Guests will learn how to make their very own keepsake to take home as a memory of their visit to Maui. 2:30-3:30pm. FREE. For more information please call 891-6770 or visit http://www.theshopsatwailea.com.

Thursday
LIVE MUSIC
SANGRITA GRILL + CANTINA, KA‘ANAPALI

Enjoy live flamenco music by Indio & Avi from 6:30 to 8:30pm. Visit sangritagrill.com for more info on menus and Happy Hours specials, or call 662-6000.

Thursday
POLYNESIAN HULA LESSON
LAHAINA CANNERY MALL

If your guests are looking for a FREE Polynesian hula lesson on the west side, suggest Lahaina Cannery Mall. 4-6pm with professional instructor Jan Kitaguchi. Call 661-5304 or visit lahainacannery.com.

Thursday
CHOP HOUSE POP-UP
THE PLANTATION HOUSE, KAPALUA

The Plantation House Restaurant new concept “Chop House Pop-up” is a restaurant within the restaurant. The themed menu is featured on Thursdays, and focuses on a traditional steakhouse format with large cuts of premium meats and traditional sides. Featured menu items are large portion steaks and chops such as 8 oz Filet Mignon, 22 oz Duroc Pork Tomahawk, 14 oz Australian Lamb, 12 oz Prime Sirloin, 26 oz Bone In Ribeye and more. Specially selected wines by the glass are available to pair with the Chophouse menu, with enhanced serving sizes of 8 oz. per glass.5:30-9pm. Info: 669-6299.

Thursday through Sunday
LIVE MUSIC
LEILANI’S ON THE BEACH, KA‘ANAPALI

Live, local music at Leilani’s on the Beach provides the perfect soundtrack to an evening of delicious dining and mesmerizing views. Located just steps away from Ka‘anapali Beach, guests are treated to views of neighbor islands and cool ocean breezes as they enjoy live entertainment from 3 to 5pm. For reservations, call 661-4495 or for more information, visit leilanis.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 information, please visit MauiFridays.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 information.

Friday
ISLAND RHYTHMS SUNSET CRUISE WITH MARTY DREAD
PACIFIC WHALE FOUNDATION, MA‘ALAEA

Get on board for lots of fun, food, and dancing on Pacific Whale Foundation’s Island Rhythms Sunset Cocktail Cruise from Ma‘alaea Harbor with local reggae star Marty Dread. Offered Friday nights from 4:30 to 6:30pm, this cruise includes delicious appetizers, perfectly mixed Mai Tais, and other cocktails (for adults 21+ with valid picture i.d.), plus a stunning sunset backdrop as you party with Marty on the bow of the boat. Call 249-8811 ext. 1 or book online at pacificwhale.org.

Friday
SALSA NIGHT
PARADISE GRILL, KA‘ANAPALI

Salsa Night from 10pm to close every Friday at Paradise Grill in Ka‘anapali. Visit paradisegrillkb.com or call 662-3700.

Friday
PAU HANA AT THE SHOPS
THE SHOPS AT WAILEA

Celebrate the end of the work week at The Shops with their Friday evening Pau Hana event. Listen to live music by different performers each week. Check their calendar of events for details on the website at http://www.theshopsatwailea.com. From 4-6pm every Friday evening.. FREE. For more information please call 891-6770 or visit http://www.theshopsatwailea.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.

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
HONOKOWAI VALLEY RESTORATION
PACIFIC WHALE FOUNDATION, HONOKOWAI

Volunteer with Malama Honokowai and visit the beautiful and hidden Honokowai Valley, an area closed to the public. Among Hawaiian archaeological sites, you’ll learn about Hawaiian history and culture as you help to remove invasive weed plants and possibly plant native species. The program runs from 9am to 3:30pm and meets in front of the North Sugar Cane Train Station at Pu‘ukoli Road in Ka‘anapali. Bring water, snacks, lunch, sunscreen and bug repellent and wear closed-toe shoes, pants and a t-shirt. Call 249-8811 x1.

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

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

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. For more info, call 878-2870 or visit surfinggoatdairy.com.

Saturday & Sunday
KEIKI HULA
LAHAINA CANNERY MALL

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 2pm. Escape the heat in this fully enclosed, air conditioned shopping center that features various cuisines from around the world, and over 50 retail stores. Call 661-5304 or visit lahainacannery.com.

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.

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

Featuring an enhanced a la carte breakfast menu created by Executive Chef David Viviano, 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 please call Montage at 662-6681.

Sunday
SUNDAY NIGHT LAULAU
KO RESTAURANT, THE FAIRMONT KEA LANI, WAILEA

Enjoy a healthy and modern take on a traditional Hawaiian dish every Sunday evening at Ko. The special seafood laulau includes Maui fresh catch fish, shrimp, scallops, spinach, mushrooms, and baby bok choy, all wrapped in taro leaf, steamed, and served with jasmine rice. Come early—the laulau special is first come, first served, and does sell out! For more information, or to make reservations, call 875-2210.

 

 

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