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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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