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.
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. Visit slackkeyshow.com.
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.
Art Gallery Night in Lahaina, 7pm-10pm special displays at Lahaina art galleries.
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.
Sundays—Dec. 1, 2019 through Oct. 25, 2020
Jazz Sundays Prem Brosio from Maui headlines with friends on the main stage from 10am-11am at Queen Ka‘ahumanu Center in Kahului. Call 808-283-3576.
Na Mele O Maui Maui’s only county wide Hawaiian song and art competition, is dedicated to cultural preservation and perpetuation of Hawaiian mele, language, and arts. Free event. 8am-2pm at Maui Arts & Cultural Center, One Cameron Way, Kahului. Call 808-242-7469.
Maui Cycle Exploration Ride meet in the parking lot at Kihei’s Kalama Park (look for MBL sign in the lot close to South Kihei Road). 1945 South Kihei Rd. Arrive by 8:45am. Ride begins at 9am. Potluck after the ride at the Kalama Park Picnic Tables. Beverages provided and Kelli’s homemade chocolate chip cookies but please bring a snack to share. Intermediate and advanced ride, 10 to 12 mph average speed. Please be able to ride at least 10 mph on average. 19 miles total roundtrip, Kalama Beach Park Park to Makena State Park (Little Beach) and back. $25. Visit mauibike.org.
Maui Pops Holiday Pops Concert the 50 plus member Maui Pops Orchestra invites you to celebrate the holiday season in style. Half of the concert will be purely orchestral renderings of familiar holiday music, while the other will feature three-time Grammy Award nominated pianist David Benoit, who we are delighted to bring back to the Castle Theater stage. Tickets: $60, $50, $35, $22. 3pm-5pm at Maui Arts & Cultural Center, One Cameron Way, Kahului. Call 808-242-7469.
December 20 & 21
MAPA’s The Nutcracker the classical story in ballet that’s retold. Tickets: $24, $30, $18/keiki 12 and under. 7:30pm at Maui Arts & Cultural Center, One Cameron Way, Kahului. Call 808-242-7469.
The Maui Gift & Craft Fair at Lahaina Gateway Mall. Over 50 vendors, free admission and free parking, you’ll find a variety of offerings from local Maui artists and vendors. 9am-2pm. Call 808-661-1505.
Bill Maher’s 9th Annual New Years Extravaganza will be joined by special guest comedians, Sarah Silverman and Larry Miller. After sold-out shows for the past eight years, Maher continues to make good on his promise to be the “Don Ho of New Year’s.” 8pm-10pm. Tickets: $79.50, $99.50 at Maui Arts & Cultural Center, One Cameron Way, Kahului. Call 808-242-7469.
Maui Pops Broadway Pops Concert features the vocal talents of Jodi Benson, who received worldwide recognition and critical acclaim as the beloved, original voice of Ariel in the Academy Award winning Walt Disney Pictures’ “The Little Mermaid.” 3pm-5pm Tickets: $60, $50, $35, $22 at Maui Arts & Cultural Center, One Cameron Way, Kahului. Call 808-242-7469.
Moses Goods in “Paniolo” the fascinating history and legacy of the paniolo is brought to the stage. The production includes both traditional and original songs and brings to life key moments in the evolution of a unique and treasured facet of Hawaii’s culture. Tickets: $28. 7:30pm at Maui Arts & Cultural Center, One Cameron Way, Kahului. Call 808-242-7469.
Whale Tales 2020 featuring talks from world-renowned researchers on cetaceans and the ocean environment, stunning underwater photography and video of whales, immersive hands-on educational opportunities presented by marine research and conservation organizations, and benefit whale watches. Suggested donation of $20 per person. Benefit Whale Watch tickets will start at $65 per person. At the Ritz Carlton, Kapalua. Visit whaletales.org.
Maui Pops Winter Pops Concert an afternoon of great music as Keola Beamer, Master of Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar recently inducted into Hawaiian Music Hall of Fame, and one of the premier singer/songwriters in Hawaii, performs with the 50+ member Maui Pops Orchestra. 3pm-5pm Tickets: $60, $50, $35, $22 at Maui Arts & Cultural Center, One Cameron Way, Kahului. Call 808-242-7469.
9th Annual Maui for Kids 5K a timed 5K race and a fun, untimed 1 Mile Run/Walk for Keiki and adults. 7am start from Maalaea Harbor Shops. Visit maui5k.org.
India Ink Theatre Presents Mrs. Krishnan’s Party an utterly disarming comedy that seats the audience around the dining table and at the kitchen bench in the back room of an Indian-run convenience store. 7:30pm at at Maui Arts & Cultural Center, One Cameron Way, Kahului. Call 808-242-7469.
Maui Pops Spring Pops Concert an afternoon of pure bliss – this time sharing the spotlight with the phenomenal vocalist/pianist Tony DeSare. DeSare was named the 2009 Rising Star Male Vocalist in Downbeat magazine, and his career has been on fire ever since, performs with the 50+ member Maui Pops Orchestra. 3pm-5pm Tickets: $60, $50, $35, $22 at Maui Arts & Cultural Center, One Cameron Way, Kahului. Call 808-242-7469.
Lucky Plush Presents Rink Life combines theater, physical comedy, full-throttle postmodern dance, and social commentary that nods to the visual aesthetics and social dynamics of 1970’s roller rink culture. Tickets: $20, $35, $45. 7;30pm at Maui Arts & Cultural Center, One Cameron Way, Kahului. Call 808-242-7469.
Proof of Loyalty—Kazuo Yamane & the Nisei Soldiers of Hawai‘i a Nisei Japanese American from Hawai‘i, played a crucial strategic role in World War II. He and his fellow Nisei from Hawaii combatted prejudice and discrimination to loyally serve their country. Their extraordinary service, mostly untold, ultimately changed the course of U.S. history. Tickets: $20. 6pm at Maui Arts & Cultural Center, One Cameron Way, Kahului. Call 808-242-7469.
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