EVENTS IN APRIL

Through Friday, April 13
SOLO ARTIST EXHIBITION 2018: CUDRA CLOVER – HYSTERIA
HUI NO‘EAU VISUAL ARTS CENTER, MAKAWAO

The Solo Artist Exhibition is one of the only exhibitions in the state of Hawai‘i that provides the unique opportunity for artists to be personally involved in all facets of exhibition planning and installation. It challenges artists to envision and produce an innovative and cohesive body of work to be shown in a professional gallery setting. This exhibition advances careers, inspires community dialogue, and continues to define our local visual arts movement. In 2018, the Hui welcomes Cudra Clover as their Solo Artist. Along with a selection of her biomorphic silk paintings, she will be presenting an installation called Hysteria that uses elements of these works to create an interactive experience. Gallery hours are daily 9am-4pm. FREE admission. Info: 572-6560; huinoeau.com.

Sunday, April 1
MAUI MADE SUNDAY
QUEEN KA‘AHUMANU CENTER, KAHULUI

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

Sunday, April 1
COLOR FESTIVAL HAWAI‘I
MAUI ARTS & CULTURAL CENTER EVENTS LAWN, KAHULUI

The Festival of Colors is the modern American version of a traditional Holi Festival, celebrated every spring in India. It is a celebration of the victory of good over evil and of the arrival of spring and harvests to come. In the spirit of inclusion, celebrating the beauty of diversity and the uniqueness of each and every child, the spectacular and colorful explosion of the Color Festival Hawai‘i event will feature energetic, nonstop, live music for dancing from DJ Boomshot, the Eric Gilliom Band, Shea Butter & The Cream, and the Yum Yum Beasts. Also enjoy special guest performances from singers, actors, and stage celebrities, Teal Wicks and Matt Doyle, all leading to the moment the entire audience participates in the throwing of colors! Enjoy some of Maui’s best food trucks and sweet treats as well. The message behind a color festival is “inclusion,” that we are all under the same one rainbow, living and celebrating life together. 1-5pm. Tickets & info: 242-SHOW (7469); mauiarts.org.

Sunday, April 1
SPRING CHAMPAGNE HALE AT CLIFF HOUSE
MONTAGE KAPALUA BAY

Champagne Hale at Cliff House Returns to Kapalua. Montage Kapalua Bay welcomes back the Veuve Clicquot pop-up bar and lounge. Enjoy a variety of Champagnes perfectly paired with seasonal bites. Veuve Clicquot Rich also returns as Champagne Hale is the exclusive venue to pour this refreshing Champagne cocktail in Hawaii. No cover charge or reservations necessary. Walk-ins only. First come, first serve. From 4-8pm, for more information, please call 665-8282.

Sunday, April 1
FULL MOON CRUISE
PACIFIC WHALE FOUNDATION, LAHAINA

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

Monday, April 2-Saturday, April 28
ART MAUI 2018
MAUI ARTS & CULTURAL CENTER SCHAEFER INTERNATIONAL GALLERY, KAHULUI

The MACC welcomes back the Art Maui organization to present their 40th annual juried exhibit, pulled together by a dedicated volunteer board of directors. Expect to see a broad range of ideas and talent from our growing community of artists in a variety of media including: drawing, painting, printmaking, photography, jewelry, fiber, and sculpture. The gallery will be open every day from 10am to 5pm during the Art Maui 2018 exhibit. FREE admission. Info: mauiarts.org.

Tuesday, April 3
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.

Thursday, April 5-Sunday, April 8
SPRING CHAMPAGNE HALE AT CLIFF HOUSE
MONTAGE KAPALUA BAY

Champagne Hale at Cliff House Returns to Kapalua. Montage Kapalua Bay welcomes back the Veuve Clicquot pop-up bar and lounge. Enjoy a variety of Champagnes perfectly paired with seasonal bites. Veuve Clicquot Rich also returns as Champagne Hale is the exclusive venue to pour this refreshing Champagne cocktail in Hawaii. No cover charge or reservations necessary. Walk-ins only. First come, first serve. From 4-8pm, for more information, please call 665-8282.

Friday, April 6-Saturday, April 28
ART OF TRASH
1980 MAIN ST., WAILUKU (NEXT TO NATIVE INTELLIGENCE)

The Art of Trash is an annual three-week art exhibit showcasing works made out of materials that would ordinarily be discarded as trash. Centered around Earth Day, the Art of Trash promotes creative reuse, stimulates environmental awareness and redefines how we view “garbage.” Art of Trash begins with a spectacular Opening Night celebration on Friday, April 6, that includes an artists’ awards reception and features the Maui Trashion Show. This fun, family-friendly event features all sorts of garments made from reused, recyclable materials made by students and members of the general public. Attendees are also encouraged to create outfits that inspire reuse and come to Opening Night dressed in “trash.” The exhibit will be open Monday-Saturday from 10am to 5pm. Info: facebook.com/artoftrash/.

Friday, April 6
BROTHER NOLAND: HIS SONGS, HIS STORIES, HIS STYLES
MAUI ARTS & CULTURAL CENTER MCCOY STUDIO THEATER, KAHULUI

Brother Noland has deeply influenced contemporary Hawaiian music. and is widely considered the “Father of Jawaiian Music.” Fluid in both slack-key and standard guitar tunings, Brother Noland goes wherever the music carries him. Brother Noland is popular for his unique interpretations of songs, yet he remains respectful of traditional Hawaiian music and culture. Noland is most famous for his original song, “Coconut Girl,” which birthed the “Jawaiian” contemporary style of music. He has won numerous Na Hoku Hanohano Awards, including Best Reggae Album, and his music was featured in several movies, including “Pineapple Express” and “Snakes on a Plane.” He is regularly featured in Slack Key Guitar festivals around the islands. 7:30pm. Tickets & info: 242-SHOW (7469); mauiarts.org.

Friday, April 6-Saturday, April 7
CHINESE KITE FESTIVAL
WO HING MUSEUM & LAHAINA CANNERY MALL, LAHAINA

Celebrate the wide world of kites and national kite month in Lahaina during this annual family fun event! On Friday at Wo Hing Museum & Cookhouse on Front Street, check out displays of ancient and modern kites from around the world; kites are available for purchase. Enjoy presentations on Ancient Chinese Kites and Sport Kites, then join a community kite making project. There are hands-on craft activities for kids, and Chinese food available for sale. Go fly a kite on Saturday at an open space park on Honoapi‘ilani Hwy. Kids and teens can make free-form kite structures. At 11am, the community’s Chinese serpent kite will take to the air in a kite flying demo. Colorful kites in all shapes will be flying high. Bring your own kite to fly and get tips from the pros until 2pm. Info: 661-3262; lahainarestoration.org.

Saturday, April 7
11TH ANNUAL MAUI COUNTY AGRICULTURAL FESTIVAL
MAUI TROPICAL PLANTATION, WAIKAPU

AgFest is Maui’s largest agricultural event. AgFest is a fun, family-friendly, food-enthusiasts affair presented on the first Saturday in April to reduce the disconnect between Maui agriculture and Maui residents through educational displays, interaction with Maui’s farmers and ranchers, cooking demonstrations, and hands-on, interactive displays. Event hours are 9am to 4:30pm; admission is $5 for adults (kupuna 65 and over free and keiki under 18 free as well). Free parking. Info: mauicountyfarmbureau.org.

Sunday, April 8
PALAU‘EA MAUKA (WAILEA 670) NATIVE PLANT HIKE
SIERRA CLUB, MAUI CHAPTER

Moderate, with some sections in rough lava flows. Help document native dryland forest flowering plants. 2 miles r/t. Meet 3pm at top of Kaukahi Rd. in Wailea. Long pants recommended; sturdy closed shoes a must. 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: laluzmaui@gmail.com or 214-0147.

Sunday, April 8
JACKSON BROWNE
MAUI ARTS & CULTURAL CENTER CASTLE THEATER, KAHULUI

Jackson Browne’s debut album came out on David Geffen’s Asylum Records in 1972. Since then, Browne has released 14 studio albums and 4 collections of live performances. He has sold well over 18 million albums, and he has written and recorded such popular favorites as “Running on Empty,” “Lawyers in Love,” and “Doctor My Eyes.” His most recent studio album, “Standing in the Breach,” is a collection of 10 songs, at turns deeply personal and political, exploring love, hope, and defiance in the face of the advancing uncertainties of modern life. Accompanying Jackson for this concert are longtime band mates, Bob Glaub (bass), Mauricio Lewak (drums), Val McCallum (guitar), Alethea Mills (vocals), Chavonne Stewart (vocals), Jeff Young (keyboards), and the acclaimed multi-instrumentalist Greg Leisz (guitar, lap steel, pedal steel). 7:30pm. Tickets & info: 242-SHOW (7469); mauiarts.org.

Wednesday, April 11
MARKET AT THE SHOPS
THE SHOPS AT WAILEA

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

Thursday, April 12
DROP IT LIKE IT’S HOT! GLASSBLOWING BASICS
HUI NO‘EAU VISUAL ARTS CENTER, MAKAWAO

In this hands-on class, students will gain an understanding of how glass moves and create a beautiful piece of their very own design. Julia will provide interactive demonstrations to familiarize students with the materials and promote team interaction. Participants will then choose from two different forms (a solid sculpture or blown vessel) and create a small piece. Join in the fun and learn to work as a team to make your glass visions into reality! 5:30-8:30pm. $75 per person for Hui members; $94 nonmembers; supply & lab fee $25. To find more information and to register please visit the website at http://www.huinoeau.com.

Thursday, April 12
VIEUX FARKA TOURE
MAUI ARTS & CULTURAL CENTER CASTLE THEATER, KAHULUI

Often called the Jimmy Hendrix of the Sahara, singer/guitarist Vieux Farka Touré is the son of Grammy-winning Malian musician Ali Farka Touré, who has gained fame and acclaim of his own. Though his father would rather have him become a soldier than a musician, Vieux took up percussion and then guitar. His album “Mon Pays” (French for “My Country”) refers to his native Mali, and serves as a reminder of its beauty and culture even in the midst of the ongoing territorial conflicts there. 7:30pm. For tickets and information please call 242-SHOW (7469) or visit the website at http://www.mauiarts.org.

Friday, April 13
ALOHA FRIDAY
OUTLETS OF MAUI, LAHAINA TOWN

Enjoy center-wide sidewalk sales, Pi Artisan Pizzeria’s garden patio all-day Happy Hour, Ruth’s Chris Steak House’s Happy Hour (5-7pm), on-site entertainment, and more. Info: outletsofmaui.com.

Friday, April 13
WAIHE‘E RIDGE HIKE
SIERRA CLUB, MAUI CHAPTER

Hike a 1,200 ft. elevation gain in Waihe‘e. Great workout, somewhat strenuous, can be very muddy. Native plants, beautiful views! 5 miles r/t. Bring rain jacket, lunch, water, hat, sunscreen. Meet at Waihe‘e Golf course parking outer lot 8:30am. Limit 15 participants. A $5 donation ($3 for Sierra Club members) is requested of hikers over the age of 14. Register with leader Miranda Camp: mauimiranda@hotmail.com.

Friday, April 13
THREE MAUI DIVAS
MAUI ARTS & CULTURAL CENTER CASTLE THEATER, KAHULUI

Napua Greig, Raiatea Helm, and Amy Hanaiali‘i take the stage for one divine evening of song and music. Each is a multiple Na Hoku Hanohano Award-winner in her own right, and each has a voice and stage presence that carries star-power wattage. Together, with all that talent, they will present a memorable concert event. 7:30pm. Tickets & info: 242-SHOW (7469); mauiarts.org.

Friday, April 13-Sunday, April 15
10TH ANNIVERSARY OF HAWAIIAN STEEL GUITAR FESTIVAL
KA‘ANAPALI BEACH HOTEL & QUEEN KA‘AHUMANU CENTER, KAHULUI

Festivities at the Ka‘anapali Beach Hotel include open-stage performance sessions on Friday from 11am to 4pm, two days of ho‘olaule‘a pageants with six presentations each night from 5:30 to 8:30pm, kanikapila jam sessions for the public hosted by master steel guitar players each night at 9:30pm, steel guitar workshops on Saturday, cultural activities, and a vintage steel guitar exhibit courtesy of Geri Valdriz. The Sunday festival at Queen Ka‘ahumanu Center will showcase Valdriz’ vintage steel guitar exhibit installed at the Story of Hawai‘i Museum, and a ho‘olaule‘a pageant, featuring 10 steel guitar presentations beginning at 11am and ending at 4pm. FREE. Info: mauisteelguitarfestival.com.

Saturday, April 14
KAPA MAKING WORKSHOP WITH LISA & LEI
MAUI NUI BOTANICAL GARDENS, KAHULUI

In this in-depth, hands-on workshop, students will learn special techniques regarding the cultivation and maintenance of wauke plants, the harvesting and processing of the fiber, proper tool design and use, and traditional practices for making cloth with skilled kapa makers, Lisa Schattenburg-Raymond & Lei Ishikawa. Workshop fee includes all materials. Cost: $125, or $100 for current garden members. From 9am-3pm, please email info@mnbg.org for reservations.

Saturday, April 14
25TH ANNUAL HA‘IKU HO‘OLAULE‘A & FLOWER FESTIVAL
HA‘IKU ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

The Maui community and visitors alike are invited to spend the day, bring their families and lawn chairs and join the Ha‘iku community to enjoy fabulous live entertainment, culinary delights from local restaurants and the Ha‘iku PTA, the famous Ha‘iku bake sale, one of the largest silent auctions on Maui, floral design and lei-making contests, a Ha‘iku historical display, an artisan marketplace, plenty of activities for keiki, and much more. Visitors to Maui love this amazing annual day of fun! The event this year will have a new interactive Keiki Zone, with games and activities and the addition of Digital Bus Maui, a Mobile Science & Technology Education Laboratory, offering the keiki hands-on educational adventures. 9am-4pm. This event is FREE. If you have not come out to Haiku to experience the festival, please come this year! For more information please visit the website at http://www.haikuhoolaulea.org.

Saturday, April 14
MAUI ONSTAGE’S ANNUAL SNEAK PEEK EXTRAVAGANZA
ALOHA AKU INN—OCEANFRONT INN, KIHEI

Join Maui OnStage on the Red Carpet at the annual Sneak Peek Extravaganza! As you enter at 5pm, you’ll start your evening with a “Peeping Tom” drink. The evening features wine from local providers, and special libations made with Pau Vodka and Sammy’s Beach Bar Rum, Paniolo Whiskey and more! (All drinks included in ticket price.) Dinner and Performance Peeks at 6pm. Catering by Soup to Nuts will include delectable stations following the theme of the upcoming season. Season announcement, dessert, and music begin at 7:30pm. Exclusive “Stay-Cation” packages available. Tickets & more info: 244-8680; mauionstage.com.

Sunday, April 15
PAUWELA LIGHTHOUSE & TIDEPOOLS HIKE
SIERRA CLUB, MAUI CHAPTER

Moderate outing, with some steep muddy sections. Dramatic coastal views and tidepools. 3-4 miles r/t. Meet 9am at Ha‘iku Community Center. Bring lunch, water, and footwear good for slippery rocks. Limit 15 participants. A $5 donation ($3 for Sierra Club members) is requested of hikers over the age of 14. Register with leader: Rob Weltman: robw@worldspot.com or 354-0490.

Sunday, April 15
STARGAZING CRUISE
PACIFIC WHALE FOUNDATION, LAHAINA

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

Tuesday, April 17
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, April 18
MAUI MADE JEWELRY WORKSHOP WITH JULIE MATHEIS: STACKING RINGS
HUI NO‘EAU VISUAL ARTS CENTER, MAKAWAO

Making your own jewelry by hand is fun, rewarding, and a great way to have fun with friends and family! Hui Teaching Artist Julie Matheis will guide you through all the steps to create a completed, wearable piece of jewelry. No previous experience is required, and you’ll walk away with a Maui-made keepsake that you can wear yourself or give to a loved one. All the tools and metal you’ll need to enjoy a creative experience with friends are provided. If you’ve always been curious about jewelry making, this is the perfect time to give a class a try. 10am-1pm. $35 per person for Hui members; $44 nonmembers; supply & lab fee $10. Register online at huinoeau.com.

Wednesday, April 18
FREESTYLE IKEBANA WITH LARRY TONOGAN
HUI NO‘EAU VISUAL ARTS CENTER, MAKAWAO

Students will learn basic concepts of the Japanese style of flower arranging in a shallow dish. The class will practice manipulating various types of plants or flowers and learn ways to enhance arrangements using proportion, texture, and color. Larry will provide flowers for students. 10am-12pm. $25 per person for Hui members; $32 nonmembers; supply fee $10. Register online at huinoeau.com.

Wednesday, April 18
CONCERT AT THE SHOPS FEATURING HENRY KAPONO
THE SHOPS AT WAILEA

The Shops at Wailea is proud to present Henry Kapono, an award-winning and Grammy nominated singer/songwriter. 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. Four-hour Special Event Parking validations are available for $5 with a portion of the proceeds to benefit Imua Family Services.

Wednesday, April 18
THE MERWIN CONSERVANCY PRESENTS BILL MCKIBBEN IN THE GREEN ROOM
MAUI ARTS & CULTURAL CENTER MCCOY STUDIO THEATER, KAHULUI

Bill McKibben is an author and environmentalist who was awarded the Right Livelihood Prize in 2014, sometimes called the “Alternative Nobel.” His 1989 book The End of Nature is regarded as the first book for a general audience about climate change, and has appeared in 24 languages; he’s gone on to write a dozen more books. McKibben was the recipient of the 2013 Gandhi Prize and the Thomas Merton Prize, and holds honorary degrees from 18 colleges and universities. Foreign Policy named him to their inaugural list of the world’s 100 most important global thinkers, and The Boston Globe said he was “probably America’s most important environmentalist.” The presentation will be followed by an intimate Q&A with the audience and book signing at a courtyard reception with dessert, champagne, book fair, and live musical entertainment. 7pm. Tickets & info: 242-SHOW (7469); mauiarts.org.

Thursday, April 19
ARTIST 2 ARTIST: HENRY KAPONO & JERRY SANTOS
MAUI ARTS & CULTURAL CENTER MCCOY STUDIO THEATER, KAHULUI

In this new MACC concert series, two artists talk story, play music, and have fun! Each concert will feature Henry Kapono and a different guest artist in an intimate format that offers the audience a rare opportunity to get up close and personal. The artists will share music and stories from their careers and answer questions, giving the audience an up-close-and-personal seat at the jam session. This concert features Jerry Santos of Olomana. 7:30pm. Tickets & info: 242-SHOW (7469); mauiarts.org.

Friday, April 20
FAMILY FRIDAY: SUMMER GARDEN BUTTERFLY FEEDERS
HUI NO‘EAU VISUAL ARTS CENTER, MAKAWAO

Create personalized butterfly feeders for your garden or patio in this fun, mixed-media workshop! Parents and children will each create a feeder using concrete and found objects, such as marbles, sea glass, or shells. You can even supplement the provided supplies with your own objects from home. Now, bring on the butterflies! 5-7pm. $25 per person, includes pizza, water, art supplies, and instruction. Register online at huinoeau.com.

Friday, April 20
PRIMUS
MAUI ARTS & CULTURAL CENTER CASTLE THEATER, KAHULUI

Taking inspiration from a wide range of sources is part of what made Primus one of the most distinctive, innovative bands of the 1990s. The trio’s alt/punk, avant-garde, psychedelic style, along with vocalist Les Claypool’s surreal, fever-dream lyrics, resulted in some of rock’s unlikeliest hits, including “Tommy the Cat,” “Jerry Was A Race Car Driver,” and “Wynona’s Big Brown Beaver.” Primus originally formed in 1984 and recorded their debut album “Suck on This” in 1989, followed by four studio albums. In 1996, Primus went on to record the original theme song for the TV show South Park, and two more albums, “Brown Album” and “Antipop,” before declaring a hiatus in 2000. The band released several other albums in the years that followed, including some on Claypool’s own label, Prawn Song Records. 7:30pm. Tickets & info: 242-SHOW (7469); mauiarts.org.

Friday, April 20
KAMA‘AINA NIGHTS
QUEEN KA‘AHUMANU CENTER, KAHULUI

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

Saturday, April 21
26TH ANNUAL EAST MAUI TARO FESTIVAL
HANA BALLPARK

For some great family time together, you can’t beat the East Maui Taro Festival. This event focuses on the kalo/taro as a staple food of the Hawaiian diet, as well as being the symbolic “elder brother” of Native Hawaiians. The festival features all-day hula and music, local arts and crafts, a farmers’ market and, of course, all types of taro for sale, from huli (shoots) to potted plants, to kulolo (dessert) and fresh poi. Hands-on cultural activities such as poi pounding, lauhala weaving, kapa/tapa cloth making are educational, plus 20 food booths, each with a main or side taro dish. 9am-5pm. FREE! Info: tarofestival.org.

Saturday, April 21-Sunday, April 22
BANYAN TREE BIRTHDAY
BANYAN TREE PARK, LAHAINA

Lahaina wishes Hau‘oli la Hanau (Happy Birthday) to the Banyan Tree with a celebration in the park. Probably the most famous landmark in Lahaina, the Banyan Tree was planted in 1873 by the Sheriff to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the first missionaries. The tree was brought from India, and was only 8ʹ′ high at the time of planting. It now has a dozen main trunks, and spreads over two-thirds of an acre. The Banyan Tree is noteworthy for its size. It has grown by dropping roots from its branches that then become additional trunks. Celebrated each year the third weekend in April, the festivities include a birthday cake, live music, silent auction, artists, magician. Info: visitlahaina.com.

Sunday, April 22
TRILOGY EXCURSIONS
BLUE ‘AINA REEF CLEANUP

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

Wednesday, April 25
MARKET AT THE SHOPS
THE SHOPS AT WAILEA

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

Thursday, April 26
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.

Friday, April 27
ART WITH ALOHA: ‘TALK STORY’ AND DEMO WITH KUMULA‘AU & HAUNANI SING
HUI NO‘EAU VISUAL ARTS CENTER, MAKAWAO

Kumula‘au & Haunani will talk about the origin of kites in Polynesia, biomimicry, and how kite designs were inspired from nature. Together, we may even string up some kites and fly them at Kaluanui! 3-4pm. FREE. Info: huinoeau.com.

Friday, April 27-Sunday, May 13
‘OF MICE AND MEN’
MAUI ONSTAGE AT THE HISTORIC ‘IAO THEATER, WAILUKU

“Of Mice and Men” tells the story of George Milton and Lennie Small, two displaced migrant ranch workers who move from place to place in California in search of new job opportunities during the Great Depression. A parable about what it means to be human, Steinbeck’s story of George and Lennie’s ambition of owning their own ranch, and the obstacles that stand in the way of that ambition, reveal the nature of dreams, dignity, loneliness, and sacrifice. Ultimately, Lennie, the mentally handicapped giant who makes George’s dream worthwhile, ironically becomes the greatest obstacle to achieving that dream. Performances are Friday & Saturday 7:30pm; Sunday 3pm. Info: 242-6969; mauionstage.com.

Saturday, April 28
DYE MAKING WORKSHOP WITH LISA & LEI
MAUI NUI BOTANICAL GARDENS, KAHULUI

Participants will learn innovative processing techniques of many Hawaiian plants, and other substances, to produce traditional natural dyes used on kapa cloth. Lisa Schattenburg-Raymond and Lei Ishikawa will share information on identifying, collecting, preparing dyes, and the use of natural additives to manipulate color. Cost: $125, or $100 for current garden members. 9pm-3pm. Call 249-2798 or email info@mnbg.org for reservations.

Saturday, April 28 & Sunday, April 29
ART WITH ALOHA: E HO‘OLELE LUPE KAKAO! LET’S FLY KITES!
HUI NO‘EAU VISUAL ARTS CENTER, MAKAWAO

Participants will learn the story and origins of ho‘olele lupe (kite flying) from its conception and invention by Maui, who is credited throughout Polynesia for inventing the craft and practice. Students will examine traditional Hawaiian kite frame designs and construct their own kite using ‘ohe (bamboo) and various lashing techniques. Everyone will finish kites by stamping traditional and contemporary kapa designs onto pelon, mounting their fabric to frames, tying the pola (tail), affixing the bridal and kite string and then…you’ll fly your lupe! This class is a great one to do as a family. It is open to youth ages 10+ with an adult guardian also taking the class. 9am-3pm. $65 per person; supply fee $15. Register online at huinoeau.com.

Saturday, April 28
CAZIMERO LEI DAY CONCERT
MAUI ARTS & CULTURAL CENTER CASTLE THEATER, KAHULUI

The MACC’s Ho‘onanea Series continues with the annual tradition of a Maui Lei Day Concert with Robert Cazimero that is always a celebratory event! Kumu Hula Robert Uluwehi Cazimero will perform in this perennially popular Lei Day event, along with the musicians and dancers from his award-winning Halau Na Kamalei. Enjoy the smooth showmanship, talent, and graciousness of Robert Cazimero, along with contemporary Hawaiian music and hula. Preshow festivities start at 5:30pm in the Yokouchi Pavilion, and will include music and hula. Island crafters with displays of local arts & crafts and fragrant lei will also be on hand for purchase. 7:30pm. Tickets & info: 242-SHOW (7469); mauiarts.org.
ONGOING EVENTS

Daily
MARINE NATURALIST PRESENTATIONS
MAUI OCEAN CENTER, MA‘ALAEA

Educational marine naturalist presentations are available every day at Maui Ocean Center. Presentations throughout the Aquarium from the Living Reef to the Open Ocean exhibit between 9:30am and 4:15pm. Presentation times are listed online. Subject to change, included with admission. Good for all ages.

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

Learn about the marine life in the 750,000-gallon Open Ocean exhibit. Aquarium divers will share in-depth knowledge about the exhibit’s inhabitants, which include schools of giant trevally, stingrays, up to six species of sharks, and more. The divers use masks that allow them to speak with the audience and answer questions. 11am, 1pm, and 3pm.

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, but groups of 10 or more persons are encouraged to call in advance. 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. For more info, call 878-6058 or visit mauiwine.com.

Daily
HAPPY HOUR & LIVE MUSIC
FAIRMONT KEA LANI, MAUI

Look for daily drink and pupu specials at Fairmont Kea Lani, Maui: Ko restaurant 3-5pm; Luana 4-7pm and 8-11pm, and live music Friday and Saturday 7-10pm. For more info call 875-2290.

Nightly
BOTERO GALLERY LOUNGE
GRAND WAILEA RESORT, WAILEA

Enjoy cocktails and pupu under the stars amidst million dollar works of art by Fernando Botero as you listen to live Hawaiian music, nightly from 5pm to 9pm. Happy hour from 5 to 8pm include cocktails, beers, wine, and pupu. From 8 to 10pm wine down with half-off any bottle of wine or champagne. Free validated parking.

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 Pacific.

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. For more info, call 661-0011 or visit kbhmaui.com.

Ongoing
‘UKULELE LESSONS WITH MELE FONG
HALE HO‘IKE‘IKE (BAILEY HOUSE), WAILUKU

Adults and families are invited to gain a unique cultural experience learning to play Hawai‘i’s official instrument, the ‘ukulele, from a Native Hawaiian with over 50 years experience singing, playing, and teaching the joy of making music with the ‘ukulele. You can learn a method for forming chord shapes with minimal muscle strain and strumming styles taught by no one else. Students can continue learning from home via online lessons, packaged song sets, and downloadable lessons. Visit ukulelemeleonmaui.com, or call 281-4981 for pricing.

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 a Citizen Scientist badge. Bring food and drinks, and be prepared for cold weather. Call 572-4400 or visit nps.gov/hale for more info.

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 at least 24 hours prior.

Monday
PAPA HULA AT THE SHOPS
THE SHOPS AT WAILEA

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

Monday
FREE ‘UKULELE LESSON
WHALERS VILLAGE, KA‘ANAPALI 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, Tuesday & Friday
LAWAI‘A ‘UPENA
MAUI OCEAN CENTER, MA‘ALAEA

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

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

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

Monday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday
BEHIND THE SCENES TOUR
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. Appropriate for ages 5 and up. 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, Thursday & Saturday
TAHITIAN DANCE SHOW
OUTLETS OF MAUI, LAHAINA TOWN

Experience the beauty and excitement of Tahitian dance at this FREE show! 6-7pm Monday, Thursday & Saturday; 5:30-6:30pm Wednesday. Info: outletsofmaui.com.

Monday-Friday (except March 7-9)
FREE ‘UKULELE LESSONS
MAUI OCEAN CENTER, MA‘ALAEA

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

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

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

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

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

Tuesday
COCONUT HUSKING AT THE SHOPS
THE SHOPS AT WAILEA

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

Tuesday
HULA HISTORY
MAUI OCEAN CENTER, MA‘ALAEA

Enjoy hula history with MOC’s Hawaiian Cultural Advisor Kahu Dane Maxwell and family 11am-12pm in the Hawaiians and the Sea Exhibit. Included with Aquarium admission.

Tuesday
FREE ‘UKULELE LESSONS
OUTLETS OF MAUI, LAHAINA TOWN

Learn to play Hawai‘i’s mighty little instrument, the humble ‘ukulele. Lessons are free at the Maika‘i Woods store 11am-noon. Info: outletsofmaui.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 napilikai.com.

Tuesday
TIKI TUESDAY AT LUANA
FAIRMONT KEA LANI, MAUI

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

Tuesday
POLYNESIAN SHOW AT THE SHOPS
THE SHOPS AT WAILEA

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

Tuesday
‘UKULELE LESSONS
LAHAINA CANNERY MALL, LAHAINA

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

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

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

Tuesday & Friday
ART COLLECTION TOUR
GRAND WAILEA RESORT, WAILEA

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 information, please call 875-1234 or visit grandwailea.com.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Wednesday & Friday
ISLAND WOOD CARVINGS
THE SHOPS AT WAILEA

Join The Shops for a traditional island wood carving demonstration, and experience an art form with stories deeply rooted in Polynesian traditions. 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.

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 and more information please call toll-free (888) 669-3858 or visit slackkey.com.

Wednesday & Friday
BEACH BUDDIES VISITOR PROGRAM
MAUI HUMANE SOCIETY, PU‘UNENE

Visitors can offer one of Maui Humane Society’s chosen “Beach Buddies” a day of fun out of the shelter every Wednesday and Friday from 11am to 4pm. Upon arrival at the shelter at 11am, participants will be greeted by a staff member or volunteer at the main entrance. A “Beach Buddy” backpack will be ready with supplies, and the dog will be bathed and ready to go! A suggested donation of $20 is greatly appreciated, and helps to offset costs associated with operating the program. Advance reservations required: MauiHumaneSociety.org. The shelter is located in Pu‘unene (Central Maui), on Maui Veterans 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. 7-7:25pm and 7:30-8pm in the Lower Level Courtyard. Info: whalersvillage.com.

Thursday
POLYNESIAN HULA LESSON
LAHAINA CANNERY MALL, LAHAINA

If your guests are looking for a FREE Polynesian hula lesson on the west side, suggest Lahaina Cannery Mall, Maui’s only fully enclosed, air-conditioned shopping center. 5pm. Call 661-5304 or visit lahainacannerymall.com.

Thursday
POLYNESIAN SHOW AT THE SHOPS
THE SHOPS AT WAILEA

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

Thursday
COCONUT FROND WEAVING AT THE SHOPS
THE SHOPS AT WAILEA

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

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 for this project.

Friday
FREE HULA LESSON
WHALERS VILLAGE, KA‘ANAPALI

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, MAKAWAO & KIHEI

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

Friday
FRIDAY NIGHT IS ART NIGHT
FRONT STREET, LAHAINA TOWN

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

Friday
ISLAND RHYTHMS SUNSET CRUISE WITH ERIC GILLIOM
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 Maui recording artist Eric Gilliom. Offered Friday nights from 5:30 to 7:30pm, 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 Eric on the bow of the boat. Call 249-8811 ext. 1 or book online at pacificwhale.org.

Friday
PAU HANA AT THE SHOPS
THE SHOPS AT WAILEA

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

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

Learn the art, history, and cultural significance of lei making with Cultural Practitioner Ko‘i. Includes hands-on demonstration, and each participant will receive a free lei. 2-3pm at Nursery Bay Hale. Included with 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
FAMILY MAGIC BY HOLDEN MOWAT
LAHAINA CANNERY MALL, LAHAINA TOWN

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
STORY TIME & CRAFTS
MAUI OCEAN CENTER, MA‘ALAEA

Maui Ocean Center offers a weekly shark-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 & 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
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
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.

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
SUNDAY CHAMPAGNE BRUNCH
TIKI TERRACE, KA‘ANAPALI BEACH HOTEL

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

Sunday
MAUI GIFT & CRAFT FAIR
LAHAINA GATEWAY CENTER

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

Sunday
SUNDAY NIGHT LAULAU
KO RESTAURANT, FAIRMONT KEA LANI, MAUI

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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