Maui Upcoming Events

 

In guidebooks before Maui Revealed, we listed a calendar of local events for the island. It was a colossal waste of time! Things change so often in Hawaii that we couldn’t keep it current. The Web fixes that. Don’t get me wrong. Some of the events listed below will not occur or will change time or place. That’s because decisions about these things are made quite capriciously in the islands, often the day of the event. We’ll change this page daily if we have to, but you can’t bet your life on the timeliness of these events. Nonetheless, if you’re interested in attending a local event, these might be worth checking into.

 

On-Going Events

Wednesday Nights 
Kihei Wednesday Night Group Run meets at the Kihei Aquatic Center parking lot located at 303 Lipoa St. for the 4.1 or 2.4 mile run. Walkers are also welcome. Two start times, 5:15pm and 5:30pm. Visit virr.com.

Wednesday & Thursday Nights
Masters of Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar Concert at the indoor amphitheatre at the Napili Kai Beach Resort. Tickets $38 pre-sale or $45 at the door. Seating Limited. Show at 7:30pm. Dinner show also available.

Last Thursday of the Month
Hawaiian Music Series in Lahaina the event is free from 6pm-7:30pm on the Baldwin Home Museum lawn. Call (808) 661-3262.

First Friday of The Month
First Friday of The Month in Wailuku shop, eat, drink and enjoy Wailuku town on Market Street. 6pm-9pm. Call 808-270-7710.

Second Friday of The Month
Free Concert in the Park (across from the Pioneer Inn) in Lahaina, crafts and food. 5pm-8pm. Call 808-270-7710.

Third Friday of The Month
First Friday of The Month in Makawao
shop, eat, drink and enjoy Makawao town. Baldwin Avenue will be closed between Brewer Road and Makawao Avenue. 6pm-9pm. Call 808-270-7710.

Fourth Friday of The Month
Street Party at Azeka Shopping Center
 in Kihei with food trucks, activities, entertainment, crafters and kids games. 6pm-9pm. Call 808-270-7710.

Friday Nights
Art Gallery Night in Lahaina
, 7pm-10pm special displays at Lahaina art galleries.

Saturday Nights
Chef’s Table is an interactive, multi-course dining experience.  As each course is served, a Chef speaks to the ingredients and source of the dish as well as its inspiration and composition. Seating is communal, offering diners the opportunity to connect with fellow food and drink enthusiasts. At Maui Tropical Plantation, 1670 Honoapiilani Hwy, Waikapu. Call 808-270-0333.

First Sunday of the Month—March 4 through December 2
Jazz Sundays Prem Brosio from Maui headlines with friends on the main stage from 11am-noon at Queen Ka‘ahumanu Center in Kahului. Call 808-283-3576.

 

November 2018

November 17
Maui Aerial Arts presents “The Map of Leaving” evokes the nostalgia of the past, the intimacy of the now, and the excitement of the future as 13 aerial circus performers explore the journeys we take and the experiences we have along the way. $35. 7pm at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center, 1 Cameron Way, Kahului. Call 808-242-7469.

November 22
Turkey Trot annual run up in Kula at Rice park. The Turkey Trot is a unique race where the winners are the runners who are closest to guessing their time in the 16 mile or 8 mile runs, not who crosses the finish line first. No timing devices are allowed. Start: 8 Mile Starts at 8am, 16 Mile Starts at 7am. Donations of food for the Maui Food Bank accepted. Call 808-222-2484.

November 23-December 9
Elf The Musical based on the beloved holiday film, this hilarious fish-out-of-water comedy follows Buddy the Elf in his quest to find his true identity. Fridays & Saturdays at 7:30pm, Sunday at 3pm, special added 2pm matinees on December 1st and 8th. Historic Iao Theater, 68 N Market St, Wailuku. Visit mauionstage.com.

November 24
VFW Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser all-you-can-eat pancakes, eggs, sausage, fruit. juice and coffee. $7/adults, $5 kids under 10. 7am-10am at 1136 Uluniu Rd., Kihei. Call 215-704-5796.

November 25
Maui Choral Arts Assoc. Presents Peace On Earth: A Holiday Concert join artistic director Gary Leavitt and pianist Lotus Dancer plus an amazing chorus of talented singers as they kick off the holiday season. $30. 3pm-6pm at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center, 1 Cameron Way, Kahului. Call 808-242-7469.

November 30
Pint Night for the Birds Maui Brewing Company hosts benefit night for the birds. Half the pub profits from house beers sold will go towards protecting native birds on Maui. Enjoy local beers while helping endangered species. 6pm-10pm at 4405 Honoapiilani Hwy, Kahan. Visit mbcrestaurants.com.

November 30-Decemer 2
Hawaii International Film Festival includes documentaries and film shorts, including premieres, experimental films, animation/digital works, and first features by new directors. HIFF selections and audiences reflect the diverse multicultural face of Hawai’i. At the Maui Arts & Cultural Center, 1 Cameron Way, Kahului. Call 808-242-7469.

 

December 2018

Decemer 1 & 2
Hawaii International Film Festival includes documentaries and film shorts, including premieres, experimental films, animation/digital works, and first features by new directors. HIFF selections and audiences reflect the diverse multicultural face of Hawai’i. At the Maui Arts & Cultural Center, 1 Cameron Way, Kahului. Call 808-242-7469.

December 1-9
Elf The Musical based on the beloved holiday film, this hilarious fish-out-of-water comedy follows Buddy the Elf in his quest to find his true identity. Fridays & Saturdays at 7:30pm, Sunday at 3pm, special added 2pm matinees on December 1st and 8th. At Historic Iao Theater, 68 N Market St, Wailuku. Visit mauionstage.com.

December 2
Holiday Pops featuring Henry Kapono music director James Durham, the 50+ member Maui Pops Orchestra extends an invitation to ring in the holiday season with a festive concert featuring Grammy Award-nominated and 14-time Na Hoku Hanohano award-winner, Henry Kapono. The concert will feature some of his most-loved songs of the islands as well as many holiday favorites. Tickets: $22, $35, $50, $60. 3pm-6pm at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center, 1 Cameron Way, Kahului. Call 808-242-7469.

December 7
Hana Arts: Hana Legends is a theatrical program which allows cultural practitioners a platform to teach their skills and knowledge of hula (dance), mele (music), oli (chant), and noeau (artistic skill) by telling a legendary story through contemporary mediums. 6pm-8pm at Hana School, 4111 Hana Hwy, Hana. Call 808-258-7569.

December 8 & 9
Maui Academy of Performing Arts presents “Nutcracker Sweets” a delightful family-friendly adaptation of the treasured classic featuring 120 MAPA students. With sumptuous costumes and inspired choreography set to the timeless Tchaikovsky score. Tickets: $18, $24, $30. Shows 7pm Saturday and 3pm Sunday. At the Maui Arts & Cultural Center, 1 Cameron Way, Kahului. Call 808-242-7469.

December 14
Island Breeze Jeff Peterson, slack key guitar • Kenny Endo, taiko drums • Riley Lee, shakuhachi. Island Breeze is a trio of world-class musicians, each masters of their own instruments, who have come together to create new and beautiful music. Tickets: $30, $45. 7:30pm at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center, 1 Cameron Way, Kahului. Call 808-242-7469.

December 15
Amy & Willie K: A Holiday Concert Amy Hanaiali’i Gilliom and Willie Kahaiali’i, on stage together as a dynamic duo of Hawaiian music and song. Ho’onanea preshow festivities start at 5:30pm, with local craft vendors and live music in the courtyard. Concert at 7:30pm at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center, 1 Cameron Way, Kahului. Call 808-243-4230.

December 16
Christmas 5K, 1 Mile Walk, or Santa’s Half Mile Keiki Dash
a special race for keiki 8 years and under – starts at 7:30am. There are no bib numbers or run times for the Keiki Dash. 5.5K Run: Starts at 7:35am. Note: This race will not be timed but there will be a clock set up. 1 Mile Walk: Starting immediately after the 5K runners leave the start line, the 1 Mile Walk starts from the parking lot and along the bike path and back. $20. Meet at 401 Alakapa Pl., Pa‘ia. Visit virr.com.

December 30
Bill Maher’s 8th Annual New Year’s Comedy Extravaganza Bill will be joined by two very special guest comedians and queens of late-night comedy, Natasha Leggero and Wendy Liebman. Tickets: $79.50, $99.50. 7:30pm-10pm at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center, 1 Cameron Way, Kahului. Call 808-242-7469.

 

January 2019

January 2-6
Sentry Tournament of Champions at the Plantation Course at Kapalua Resort. Only champions from the 2018 PGA TOUR are eligible to compete. Visit SentryTournamentofChampions.com.

January 18-19
Erdman Maui 7’s Invitational watch top flight high school and youth rugby on the world’s best tropical island. At Keopulani Regional Park, 700 Halia Nako, Wailuku. Call 808-205-1723.

 

February 2019

February 2-24
Annual Maui Open Studios Event
is a series of free self-guided tours of artist studios and exhibitions throughout the island of Maui. Visit MauiOpenStudios.com.

February 15-18
Whale Tales 2019 awhale research and education event, hosted by Whale Trust. Open to the public, this annual Maui event brings together international marine experts with residents and visitors from around the world. $20 per day donation. Visit whaletales.org.

 

March 2019

March 1-17
The Pirates of Penzance 
Gilbert and Sullivan’s hilarious, hopeful farce follows young Frederic, an orphan who has mistakenly been apprenticed to an ineffectual but raucous band of pirates. Fridays & Saturdays at 7:30pm, Sunday at 3pm. At Historic Iao Theater, 68 N Market St, Wailuku. Visit mauionstage.com.

 

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