For a list of upcoming events, concerts, shows and entertainment for March 16 – 22, find our comprehensive listing HERE.

Weekly events are separated into Maui regions, such as Wailuku, Kahului, Kīhei, Lahaina, Kāʻanapali-Honokōwai, Kapalua-Nāpili, Māʻalaea, Makawao-Kula-Paia, and Wailea-Mākena.

Grammy-winning America coming April 14

The legendary rock band America performs at the Castle Theatre at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center on Friday, April 14 at 7:30 p.m.

The band rose to popularity in the 1970s and had six gold or platinum albums, with soul-bearing ballads, and a flawless blend of disparate genres and styles as wide as the great American plains. Their top tunes include A Horse With No Name, I Need You, Ventura Highway, Don’t Cross the River, Tin Man, Lonely People, and Sister Golden Hair and were cornerstones of 1970s Top 40 and FM rock radio.

For more information including tickets, go to MauiArts.org. The MACC Box Office is not open for window sales but is available for ticketing inquiries only Tuesday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., or by phone at 808-242-7469.

The foremost creator of Maori dance performs on Maui Friday.

Atamira Dance Company performs Friday

Atamira Te Wheke, Jinki Cambronero. Atamira Dance Company, the foremost creator and presenter of contemporary Maori dance, is coming to Maui on Friday, March 24, at 7:30 p.m.

The group is the foremost creator and presenter of Maori contemporary dance. The dance piece draws inspiration from the powers of the great oceanic mythological creature, The Octopus.

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For more information including tickets, go to MauiArts.org. The MACC Box Office is not open for window sales but is available for ticketing inquiries only Tuesday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., by phone at 808-242-7469 or email [email protected]

Kanekoa performs at Kennedy Center Thursday

The ʻukulele-powered band Kanekoa will be streaming its live performance at the Kennedy Center’s Millennium Stage Thursday, March 23, at 6 p.m.

Its multi-layered sound has received praise from Mick Fleetwood of Fleetwood Mac – “The band is amazing…stepping out of the traditional ‘ukulele approach.” The band draws its energy into Hawaiian jam-rock that has Grateful Dead member Bill Kreutzmann calling it, “The Hawaiian Grateful Dead.” Most recently, Kanekoa was featured on the cover of Ukulele Magazine as “Hawaiian Trailblazers.” The band’s sound embraces the flavors of multiple genres.

Online advance reservations for a given performance date will be open on a rolling basis, opening every Wednesday two weeks out of the date. The link is here. The leader of the band is singer-songwriter-musician Kaulana Kanekoa, and his website is KaluanaKanekoa.com

Prince Jonah Kūhiō Kalanianaʻole was born March 26, 1871. He spearheaded the federal Hawaiian Homes Commission Act a century ago. PC: Public Domain.

Prince Kūhiō Day, Friday

A public celebration honoring Prince Kūhiō takes place at Ka’ahumanu Center Friday, March 24, from 4 p.m.to 8:30 p.m.

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The event features free keiki activities, hands-on exhibits, Hawaiian music and hula, including singing by award-winning Josh Tatofi. Other entertainers include Kūikawā, and the Kalama School ʻUkulele Band under the direction of Benny Uyetake. There also will be exhibits about the Waihe’e Limu Restoration.

Prince Jonah Kuhio Kalaniana’ole, born on March 26, 1871, was a delegate to the US Congress and instrumental in establishing the Hawaiian Homestead Act setting aside land for homesteads for native Hawaiians.

The event is made possible with the support of the County of Maui – Office of Economic Development, Hālau of ʻŌiwi Art, Kauahea Inc., Keauhou Shopping Center, Huihui Restaurant at Kāʻanapali Beach Hotel, KPOA 93.5FM and Pacific Media Group, Queen Kaʻahumanu Center and the Lahaina Hawaiian Civic Club.

For more information, visit facebook.com/princekuhiomaui.

Grammy winner Kalani Pea is among musical artists scheduled to perform at Ho’omau 2023.

Punanaleo Fundraiser, Hoʻomau 2023, Saturday

Three-time Grammy winner Kalani Peʻa, Sudden Rush, and Nuff Sedd are among the performers at a fundraiser for the Hawaiian language immersion programs, especially pre-schools. The event takes place at the Maui Botanical Gardens Saturday March 25, at 9 a.m. to sunset. It’s the 36th annual event and includes a keiki zone, island crafts and a cultural demonstrations. Tickets are available at Native Intelligence in Wailuku, Hoku Maui in Haʻikū, and Punanaleo at Kaʻahumanu Church in Wailuku. Parking is at War Memorial. Senior parking is at the Boys and Girls Club. For more information, go to Hoomau.com and click on the three-line button at the top for more ticket distribution areas or call 808-244-5676.

“Weird Al” Yankovic

“Weird Al” Yankovic coming Sunday

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Five-time Grammy winner and recording comedy artist Weird Al Yankovic performs Sunday, March 26, at the Castle Theatre at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center at 7:30 p.m.

The “Unfortunate Return of the Ridiculously Self-Indulgent, Ill-Advised Vanity Tour” marks his return to concert stage after his successful “Strings Attached Tour” in 2019. Rather than focusing on the hits from his career, the show will feature Yankovic’s non-parody material – the somewhat more obscure pastiches and original songs that have largely escaped the pop culture radar but are adored by his long-time fans. And his Vanity Tour, he is leaving behind the high-octane theatrics that he’s known for and going bare-bones – no costumes, no props, no video screens… just Al and his band of almost four decades in smaller, more intimate venues, hanging out on stage, playing music. where he performed each night alongside a full symphony orchestra at iconic venues like Forest Hills Stadium, Red Rocks Amphitheatre and Wolf Trap. He recently finished his 2022 leg of the current Vanity Tour with sold out shows at Washington D.C.’s Kennedy Center and Carnegie Hall in New York City. With him will be legendary comedian Emo Philips who has performed more than 7,000 stand-up comedy shows around the world.

For more information including tickets, go to MauiArts.org. The MACC Box Office is not open for window sales but is available for ticketing inquiries only Tuesday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., by phone at 808-242-7469 or email [email protected]

Former Hawaii resident Tom Lee demonstrates the art of shadow puppetry at a free show at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center Monday.

Free shadow puppet show, Monday

A free shadow puppet show displaying a performance by the shadow puppet Tomte takes place at the McCoy Studio Theater Monday, March 27, at 5:30 p.m.

The director, designer and puppet artist is Tom Lee, raised in Mililani on Oahu who now is based in Chicago. Mr. Lee was in high school when he performed the left hand of a bunraku-style puppet in Momotaro a program at the University of Hawaiʻi- Hilo. Since then, he has performed nationally and internationally, including on Broadway in War Horse, at the Metropolitan Opera in Madama Butterfly and at Chicago’s Lyric Opera in Queen of Spades. Lee is a student of Japanese master puppeteer Koryū Nishikawa V, with whom he created Shank’s Mare (2015) and recently premiered Akutagawa (2023). Tom is co-director of the Chicago Puppet Studio & Puppet Lab and teaches puppetry manipulation and design extensively. Admission is free with online registration only at MauiArts.org.

Please note that in order to complete your order for free tickets you will need to input a credit card number to confirm the name on the reservation. Your card will NOT be charged. Space is limited and on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information, go to MauiArts.org. The MACC Box Office is not open for window sales but is available for ticketing inquiries only Tuesday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., by phone at 808-242-7469 or email [email protected]

Bonnie Raitt. PC: C. Elliott

Bonnie Raitt coming to Maui, March 31

Bonnie Raitt who won three Grammys in 2023 is bringing her tour to the Maui Arts & Cultural Center on March 31, a Friday, at 7 p.m.

Raitt, a singer, songwriter and guitarist, blends blues, R&B, rock and pop into award-winning albums such as “Something To Talk About,” “Nick Of Time” and “Luck of the Draw.” She’s received Billboards Women in Music Awards and received the Grammy’s Lifetime Achievement Award. Special guest John Cruz will open for her.

For more information including tickets, go to MauiArts.org. The MACC Box Office is not open for window sales but is available for ticketing inquiries only Tuesday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., or by phone at 808-242-7469.

Sugar Museum tours

Tours of sugar plantation life on Maui are conducted at Alexander & Baldwin’s Sugar Museum Monday through Thursday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., except holidays. The last admission is at 1 p.m.
The museum at 3957 Hansen Road has exhibits about sugar plantation history during its 168 years on Maui and about the waves of immigrant laborers who came to the Hawaiian Islands, including the Chinese, Japanese, Puerto Rican, Portuguese, and Filipino. Admission to the museum is free to residents and children 5 years of age and younger. For more information including the price of admission, go to sugarmuseum.com or call 808-871-8058.

Swap Meet, Saturday

The Maui Swap Meet, with more than 100 vendors and thousands of customers, takes place Saturday, March 18, from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. off Kahului Beach Road, across Wahinepiʻo Road from the Maui Arts & Cultural Center. Vendors sell produce and a variety of goods and crafts. It often serves as an incubator for new businesses. For more information, call 808-244-3100.


Nara Boone is among entertainers performing at a celebration of Women’s Month at The Empanada Lady Saturday.

Celebration of Women’s Month

Singers Nara Boone, Silky Sister, and Angela Benoit will be performing in celebration of Womens Month at The Empanada Lady Restaurant & Lounge Saturday, March 25, from 6 to 11 p.m. The event is private and by reservations only. The evening includes raffle prizes as well. For more information including reservations, go to eladymaui.com or call 808-868-4544.

Fundraiser for Maui OnStage, Saturday

A “Black and White Affair” fundraiser to raise money for Maui OnStage is taking place at The Leis Family Class Act Dining Room on the University of Hawaii-Maui’s Pa’ina Building on Saturday, March 25 at 6 p.m. The fundraiser will feature songs from the upcoming Maui OnStage musical “Something Rotten!” For more information including ticket purchases, go to mauionstage.com.

Leo Kani, Thursday

The Hawaiian band Leo Kani entertains at The Empanada Lady Thursday, March 23, from 6 to 8 p.m. The band includes Kani Kamaunu, Danny Kapoi, Kawika Sasada, and Kawika Ching. For more information including cover, go to eladymaui.com or call 808-868-4544.

Wind Monkeys, Saturday

The Wind Monkeys perform a free morning concert at the Maui Coffee Attic Saturday, March 25, at 8:30 a.m. Chris Magee, Chris Dack, and Mike Freedom sing originals as well as Beatles and other covers. For more information, go to mauicoffeeattic.com or call John, 808-250-9555.

Latin music, Afro beats, Saturday

The Empanada Lady presents “Afro Beats vs. Latin Music” Friday, March 24, from 9 p.m. to midnight, featuring DJ Skinnie. No cover. For more information including cover, go to eladymaui.com or call 808-868-4544.

Kikakila with Geri Valdriz, Monday

Lap steel guitarist Geri Valdriz performs with his band Kikakila at the Maui Coffee Attic Monday, March 27, at 11 a.m. The performance is free. Valdriz’s website is gerivaldriz.com For more information, go to mauicoffeeattic.com or call John, 808-250-9555.

David Fraser and the breakfast club

Pianist-singer David Fraser performs blues for free at the Maui Coffee Attic, often joined by friends, Wednesday, March 29, at 8:30 a.m. For more information, go to mauicoffeeattic.com or call John, 808-250-9555.

Bailey House tours

The Bailey House Museum’s Hale Hōʻikeʻike featuring exhibits is open from Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. It includes a gift shop at 2375A Main Street is on the site of the residence of the last Maui King Kahekili, and is a repository for pre-western contact artifacts and written histories dating back to the early 1800s. The museum contains more than 10,000 photographs and 2,000 historic objects. The first female seminary for Hawaiian girls was established at the site in 1837. Parking is at the ʻĪao Congregational Church. For more information, including price of events and tours, go to mauimuseum.org or call 808-244-3326.


Audience praise Pride and Prejudice

A different look at the Jane Austen-based story Pride and Prejudice has received good reviews from the audience at ProArts Playhouse. The play ends its run this weekend, Thursday through Sunday, March 23 – 26.

The play, written by Kate Hamill and directed by Lin McEwan, starts at 7:30 p.m., except on Sunday when it begins at 2 p.m.

Actor-theatrical producer Vinnie Linares called the play “provocative…It is a whole new take on a time honored story…a good farcical shake as a script…we get to see some wonderul new talent on the stage, actors we will want to see in future shows…” This P&P for a new era explores the absurdities and thrills of finding your perfect match in life. The outspoken Lizzy Bennet is determined to never marry, despite mounting pressure from society. But can she resist love, especially when that vaguely handsome, mildly amusing, and impossibly aggravating Mr. Darcy keeps popping up at every turn. Literature’s greatest tale of latent love has never felt so theatrical…”

For more information including tickets, go to ProArtsMaui.com

Gilliom’s White Hawaiian, March 30- April 2

Back by popular demand, multi-talented actor-singer Eric Gilliom performs his smart, witty and comedic one-man show “White Hawaiian” at the ProArts Playhouse on March 30 through April 2, Thursday through Sunday.

Don’t wait too long before buying tickets. He’s had rave reviews and three sell-out weekend runs. It’s an entertaining autobiographical stage-show that covers the career of Eric Gilliom, his Maui upbringing as a Caucasian with Hawaiian roots and the TV, film, and Broadway roles — all while furiously donning outlandish wigs with gaudy costumes.

Performances start at 7:30 p.m., except for Sunday at 2 p.m. For more information including tickets, go to ProArtsMaui.com

Anthony Pfluke

Kihei Charter School annual lūʻau, Saturday

Hawaiian slack key guitarist and folk-rock singer Anthony Pfluke will be performing at the 6th annual lūʻau fundraiser for Kihei Charter School Saturday, March 25, from 5 to 7 p.m. It’s being held on the school’s lawn. Advance tickets come with a discount. For more information, go to kiheicharter.org

Tevana performs April 8

Multi-instrumentalist Na Hoku Hanhano Award nominees Tavana performs at ProArts Playhouse on April 8, Saturday, at 7:30 p.m. He uses his feet to lay down a variety of grooves while simultaneously playing guitar, banjo, lap steel, or ukulele and singing soulful, island-inspired Rock and Blues. He’s been the supporting act for Alabama Shakes, Shakey Graves, Xavier Rudd, Jenny Lewis, Julian Marley, and Kaleo to name, and also been invited by Eddie Vedder to sing the song ‘Hawaii 78 at the Hawaii Theatre. For more information, go to ProArtsMaui.com

Kaina Kountry performs at Friday at a Kihei Fridays celebration at Azeka Place mauka. Activities start near evening.

Kaina Country at Kīhei Fridays

The country music band Kaina Country performs at the monthly Kīhei Fridays’ family-friendly celebration at Azeka Place mauka on March 24.

The event includes a “Big Keiki Zone” and lots of food trucks, along with arts and crafts and some 50 local retailers. For more information, go to kiheifridays.com.

Danyel Alana’s album launch party, April 1

Singer-songwriter Danyel Alana is having a launch party for her album “Soul Love” at Gilligan’s Bar & Grill April 1, Saturday, from 6 to 10:30 p.m. The trio Kanekoa is opening the show. Alana has performed with Buddy Miles, The Wailers, Willie Nelson, Richie Havens and Mick Fleetwood. Alana has recently released her single Off the Ground. Tickets are available at her website DanyelAlana.com.

Gilliom & Esquire at Nalu’s

Singer-songwriter Kaulana Kanekoa performs with ukulele virtuoso Vince Esquire at Nalu’s South Shore Grill Thursday, March 23, from 7 to 9 p.m. Kanekoa is the lead singer of ukulele-powered band Kanekoa that toured U.S. cities in 2022. Esquire is the ukulele virtuoso in the touring band Kanekoa. For more information, go to kaulanakanekoa.com or naluskihei.com.

Steve Craig at Tiki, Thursday

Steve Craig performs rock ‘n roll classics and originals at the South Shore Tiki Lounge Thursday, March 23, from 4 to 6 p.m. From 10 p.m. to 1:30 a.m., DJ Kamikaze hosts dancing. For more information, go to SouthShoreTiki.com or call 808-874-6444.

808Vibez at Haleakava, Friday

808Vibez entertains with reggae music at Haleakava at 1794 South Kīhei Road Friday, March 25, from 8 to 10 p.m. For more information, go to haleakava.com or call 808-344-0427.

Country music at Tiki, Friday

Tyler Lewis performs country music at the South Shore Tiki Lounge Friday, March 24, during happy hour from 4 to 6 p.m. Catch his performance “Tyler Lewis Maui” on YouTube. Later, there’s DJ Salvo and dancing from 10 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. For more information, go to SouthShoreTiki.com or call 874-6444.

Anthony Pfluke at Nalu’s Friday

Progressive slack key artist Anthony Pfluke performs Hawaiian folk music and original tunes at Nalu’s in Kihei Friday, March 25, from 7 to 9 p.m. For more information, go anthonypfluke.com, naluskihei.com or call 808-891-8650.

Danyel Alana at Nalu’s Saturday & Sunday

Singer-guitarist Danyel Alana performs at Nalu’s South Shore Grill Saturday and Sunday, March 25 and 26, from 7 to 9 p.m. Her original songs reflect her roots growing up on the beaches of Los Angeles and Hawaiʻi, blending funk, rock, blues, reggae, hiphop, R&B, soul, jazz, country and Hawaiian. She has performed with Buddy Miles, The Wailers, Willie Nelson, Richie Havens and Mick Fleetwood. Check out her album release on April 1 at danyelalana.com For more information, go naluskihei.com or call 808-891-8650.

Damien Awai at Haleakava

Singer-songwriter Damien Awai performs at Haleakava at 1794 South Kīhei Road Saturday, March 25, from 8 to 10 p.m. He describes his songs as organic island music, including Rainforest Reggae. His website is damienawai.com For more information, go to haleakava.com or call 808-344-0427.

Tom Conway, dancing at Tiki

Singer and gifted guitarist Tom Conway who has toured with Willie Nelson performs a variety of songs, including rock, blues and jazz at the South Shore Tiki Lounge Saturday, March 25, from 4 to 6 p.m. Later, DJ and dancing takes place from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. For more information, go to SouthShoreTiki.com or call 808-874-6444.

Blue Diamond Trio, Sunday

The Blue Diamond Trio with Gordon S. on saxophone along with a keyboardist and a drummer performs at Diamonds Bar & Grill Sunday, March 26, from 10 a.m. till noon. Breakfast is served. The restaurant is located at Azeka Shopping Center Mauka. For more information, go to diamondsicebar.com or call 808-874-9299.

Aaron Boothe, Sunday

Singer Aaron Boothe performs at the Tiki Lounge Sunday, March 26, from 4 to 6 p.m. Booth, a singer-songwriter, performs rock and neo-soul. DJ and dancing takes place from 10 p.m. till 2 a.m. For more information, go to SouthShoreTiki.com or call 808-874-6444.

Randall Rospond

Randall Rospond, Monday

Songwriter-singer Randall Rospond performs “funky, groovin’ poetic folk” at the South Shore Tiki Lounge Monday, March 27, from 4 to 6 p.m. He has opened concerts for Leon Russell, John Prine, and Jackson Brown. For more information, go to SouthShoreTiki.com or call 808-874-6444.

Crafts gift fair, Wednesday

The Kīhei Wailea Gift and Craft Fair takes place on the corner of Keonekai and South Kīhei Road Wednesdays, March 22, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The fair includes jewelry, sculptures, maps, t-shirts, wood carvings, paintings, flowers, and soaps.

Jamie Gallo at Tikis, Wednesday

Singer-songwriter Jamie Gallo performs soulful rock at the South Shore Tiki Lounge Wednesday, March 29, from 4 to 6 p.m. For more information, go to Jamie Gallo Music on Facebook.com or SouthShoreTiki.com or call 808-874-644.


Rock Hendricks

Award-winning Rock Hendricks at Jazz Maui Sunday

Award-winning jazz saxophonist Rock Hendricks performs at the Maui Estate Ku’ia Chocolate Factory in Lahaina Sunday, March 26, from 5 to 7 p.m. He’ll be with Mitch Kepa on guitar and vocals. The sunset concert is a continuing series of music to benefit Maui youth education in music. Hendricks has nine Billboard No. 1 smooth jazz hits and has recorded with such musical legends as Michael Jackson, Bonnie Raitt and Sammy Hager. Hendricks debuted his first solo album “Can’t Let Go” in 2016. For more information including tickets, go to JazzMaui.org

Pohai Band at Fleetwood’s, Thursday

The Pohai Band performs island soul, classic rock and pop hits at Fleetwood’s Thursday, March 23, from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. For more information including reservations, go to fleetwoodsonfrontst.com or call 808-669-MICK.

Damien Awai at Haleakava

Singer-songwriter Damien Awai performs at Haleakava at 602 Front Street Thursday, March 23, from 8 to 10 p.m. His songs are “organic island music,” including Rainforest Reggae. His website is damienawai.com For more information, go to haleakava.com or call 808-344-0427.

I-Drive at Fleetwood’s, Friday

The band I-Drive with legendary Hawaiian drummer Isaac Zablan performs island soul music at Fleetwood’s Friday, March 24, from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. On a separate stage at the same time, Levi Poasa does a solo performance including acoustic, pop, folk, rock and blues. For more information including reservations, go to fleetwoodsonfrontst.com or call 808-669-MICK.

Uyetake at Kimo’s Thursday, Tuesday

Nā Hōkū Hanohano winner Uncle Benny Uyetake performs at Kimo’s Thursday, March 23, and Tuesday, March 28, from 6 to 8 p.m. The multi-talented Uyetake plays in a variety of genres, including classic rock, blues, jazz, and Hawaiian. For more information, go to bennyuyetake.net or kimosmaui.com or call 808-661-4811.

Lia Live Friday

Lia Live performs reggae with a rock influence at Haleakava Friday, March 24, from 8 to 10 p.m. Her website is lialivehi.com For more information, go to haleakava.com or call 808-344-0427.

Louise Lambert at Sargent’s

Pianist-singer Louise Lambert performs at Sargent’s Fine Art & Jewelry nightly Friday and Saturday, March 24 and 25, from 6 to 9 p.m. This week’s featured artist is Gleb Goloubetski – Eyes Of Beauty. For more information, go to sargentsfineart.com or louiselambert.com .

Fleetwood’s music artists, Saturday

Slack key artist Anthony Pfluke performs Hawaiian folk music at the rooftop stage at Fleetwood’s Saturday, March 25, from 12 to 2 p.m. In the evening, the Adrian Trevino Trio entertains with his take on classic blues and soul music from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m., as the band I-Drive performs on a separate stage. For more information including reservations, go to AnthonyPfluke.com or fleetwoodsonfrontst.com or call 808-669-MICK.

Gretchen Rhodes, Rose O’Leary, Wednesday

Blues, soul and rock singer Gretchen Rhodes performs at Fleetwood’s with The House Shakers Wednesday, March 29, from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Rhodes is a singer with Mick Fleetwood’s House of Rumours Band and has toured with founding members of Traffic and Dave Mason. Singer-pianist Rose O’Leary performs a solo act singing pop, rock, and rhythm and blues on a separate stage at the same time. Rose performs a wide variety of genres featuring covers by artists like Elton John, Amy Winehouse, Queen, The Beatles and Nora Jones. For more information, go to fleetwoodsonfrontst.com or gretchenrhodesmusic.com or call 808-669-MICK.

Hawaiian Soul film, Saturday

The film Hawaiian Soul about the contributions of Protect Kahoʻolawe Ohana advocate George Helm at the beginning of the Hawaiʻi Renaissance in the 1970s takes place on the grounds of the Lahaina Prison Saturday, March 25, at 7 p.m.. Helm is credited with introducing the term “Aloha ʻĀina,” in his case it meant taking care of the land and the cessation of the military bombing of Kahoʻolawe. Admission is free. Bring mats and low back chairs. The program includes this short film and two others as well. Free parking can be found at the Prison St. lot, corner of Prison Street and Front Street. For more information, go to LahainaRestoration.org

Lahaina historic tours

Tours of historic Lahaina buildings and Hawaiian culture are available by reservation to the historic Wo Hing Temple, the Baldwin Home Museum, and the Baldwin Home Candle Lit Tour. The Wo Hing Temple formerly served as a social center for Chinese immigrant workers. The Baldwin Home was once occupied by Dr. Dwight Baldwin and his family, part of a group of New England missionaries who settled in Hawaiʻi in the 1800s. The building is now a museum. Each tour is 20 minutes, and reservations can be made by going to lahainarestoration.org and click on Lahaina Historic Sites. Also available is a free “Hands-on History: A Mālama Hawaiʻi Program” that can be booked online. On the Foundation’s 60th anniversary, here’s a profile on its vital historical work. For more information, go to LahainaRestoration.org

Maui artist Mary Anne Leigh exhibits her ceramic sculptures during a Lahaina Art Society fair. The fairs take place on Friday and Saturday in the parking lot of the Lahaina Cannery Mall. Photo courtesy of Ellen Levinsky.

Lahaina Art Society fair, Friday & Saturday

Lahaina Arts Society members display their artistic works ranging from gift items such a jewelry, to original paintings. The event takes place outdoors at the Lahaina Cannery Mall lawn near Starbucks Friday and Saturday, March 24 and 25 from 9 a.m to 4 p.m. The fair includes art works in various forms, including jewelry, glass, ceramics, wood carving, feather art, and photography by professional artists. The Society uses some of the funds to conduct educational art classes for children.

Free hula show, Sunday

A free Polynesian cultural show with hula takes place at the Lahaina Cannery Mall Sunday, March 26, from 1 to 2 p.m. For more information, go to lahainacannerymall.com or call 808-661-5304.

Craft fair, Sunday

The Maui Gift & Craft Fair occurs at Maui Gateway Center Sunday, March 26, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Admission and parking is free to the public. For more information, call 425-418-4310.

Free hula lesson, Tuesday

Free hula lessons for all ages takes place at the center stage at the Lahaina Cannery Mall Tuesday, March 28, from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. For more information, go to lahainacannerymall.com.


Andrea Walls at Java Jazz

Violinist Andrea Walls entertains at Java Jazz Saturday and Tuesday, March 25 and 28. Entertainment is from 7 to 10 p.m. both days. For more information, go to javajazzmaui.com or call 808-667-0787.

Alika Nako’oka at Westin

Hawaiian entertainer Alika Nako’oka performs at the Hale Mo’olelo restaurant at the Westin Maui in Kāʻanapali Saturday, March 25, from 5 to 7 p.m. Nako’oka has played with some of the best in Hawaiʻi, including the late Willie K. For his songs, go to alikasmusic.com. Hale Mo’olele restaurant may be reached by calling 808-667-2525.


Celebration of the Arts, April 7-8

Coming up soon is the “31st annual Celebration of the Arts” at the Ritz-Carleton Maui, Kapalua on April 7-8. It’s a celebration of the arts with more than 60 of the state’s Hawaiian artisans, educators, cultural practitioners, speakers, and entertainers. This year’s theme, “He aha lo’u Juliana…what is my responsibility?” focuses on the role of Hawaiians as they make individual decisions to affect the future. Events include stories of hula lineage from respected kumu hula Kamaka Kukona, Nāpua Greig, and Kathy Ralar, a medicinal plant tour with Hawaiian wellness practitioner Kahu Lyons Naone, Polynesian way finding with Kala Babayan Tanaka, a kalo tasting with taro farmers, an exploration of what it’s like to be African American in Hawaiʻi; and musical performances by Brother Noland and Waipuna, as well as displays of arts and crafts and Hawaii’s first female falsetto contest “Leo Haʻihaʻi Falsetto Contest and tours of Maui’s voyaging canoe Moʻokiha O Piʻilani. The events are open to the public, with exception of the Celebration of Island Tastes and the falsetto contest which requires tickets. The resort is offering a special kamaʻāina rate for rooms by calling the concierge desk at 808-669-5200. Tickets are also available to the falsetto contest and Celebration of Island Tastes by calling the concierge desk.

Sean Parks

Sean Parks to play with Kahumoku

Slack key player and remarkable falsetto singer Sean Parks joins multiple Grammy-award winning George Kahumoku and his Ohana at the Nāpilikai Resort Wednesday, March 29, from 6:30 to 8:15 p.m. Parks comes from the Kalapana area of the Big Island and has played a show with Namaka Cosma. Here’s him singing “I Kona.” Besides Kahumoku, the show includes the ukulele talents Peter D, Max Angel, and JJ Jerome for a lively jam session and the beautiful Wainani dances hula. George’s Grammy and Lifetime Achievement Awards on display. Tickets at www.SlackKeyShow.com or for kamaʻāina rate call 808-669-3858.

Danyel Alana at Kapalua

Singer-songwriter Danyel Alana performs with Roy Kato at The Ritz-Carlton Kapalua Friday, March 24, from 6 to 9 p.m. Alana’s music includes a wide variety of genre. She has performed with Willie Nelson, Buddy Miles, Mick Fleetwood and The Wailers. Her website is danyelalana.com For more information, go to Ritz-Carlton Maui, Kapalua.


Comedian Anthony Rogers, Thursday

Comedian Anthony Rogers performs at da Playground Maui Thursday, March 23, at 7 p.m.
Rogers has been a standup comedian for eight years and released his first comedy album in 2022 called “Doing Standup Comedy.” He’s the host of The Anthony Rogers Show distributed by Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Youtube, Spotify and others. His website is AnthonyRogers.us Must be 21 or older. Parking is free after 5 p.m. For more information, including tickets, go to daplaygroundmaui.com or call 808-727-2571.

Reggae group Big Every Time, Saturday

The reggae group Big Every Time performs at da Playground Maui Saturday, March 25, at 9 p.m. Check out BigEveryTime.info and their videos Truly Girl. Other songs include Your Loving Man, One More Chance, and Running Back To You. Must be 21 or older. Parking is free after 5 p.m. For more information, including tickets, go to daplaygroundmaui.com or call 808-727-2571.

Dragilicious Drag Revue, Sunday

Mancandy Productions present drag entertainment including a night full of wigs, tricks and hair flips take place at da Playground Maui Sunday, March 26, at 7 p.m. The producer encourages people to grab your best guys gals and non-binary pals, grab a drink and mix during the show intermission. For more information, including tickets, go to daplaygroundmaui.com or call 808-727-2571.


Elele Tiana at The Point Cafe, Saturday

Singer-‘ukulele prayer Elele Tiana will be performing Hawaiian Island reggae and hip hop at The Point Cafe’ at Ocean Organic Vodka in lower Kula Saturday, March 25, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Her website is eleletiana.com
Ocean Organic Vodka offers complimentary entertainment daily, along with ticketed tours and tastes of various products at its distillery. Jason Arcilla performs with island-style music Thursday and Friday, March 23 and 24. Slack key-‘ukulele master Benny Uyetake performs Sunday, March 25. On Monday, March 26, Nā Hōkū nominee ukulele master CJ Boom Helekahi performs, followed jazz pianist Mark Johnstone Tuesday, March 28. Randall Rospond sings rock, blues and country Wednesday, March 29. The free performances are presented by Mokulele Airlines, HawaiiOnTV.com, and the Maui Jazz & Blues Festival. For more information, go to OceanVodka.com

Latin Nights at Heritage Hall, Friday

Salsa and bachata dance lessons begin at Heritage Hall at 401 Baldwin Ave. in Pāʻia Friday, March 24, at 8 p.m., before the band of Dr. Nat and Rio Ritmo perform at a dance at 8:30 p.m. On sale are Tio Eduardo’s Tasty Tacos. Bring your own beverages, alcoholic or non-alcoholic. The hall has good ventilation and room for dancing as well as seating. For more information, including changes in the schedule, go to www.drnat.com.

Upcountry Farmers Market, Saturday

An Upcountry Farmers Market takes place at the Kulamalu Town Center on Highway 37 near Long’s Drugs Saturday, March 25, from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. It sells fresh locally grown organic produce including coconuts, macadamia nuts, fresh caught fish, tropical flowers, plants & trees, Maui grown coffee, lilikoʻi butter, raw and vegan prepared foods, exotic prepared foods such as Thai. The Market serves sometimes as a business incubator where new enterprises start, such a Niu Life Kitchen, which now has a storefront at the Promenade in Wailuku. For more information, including any changes in schedule, go to upcountryfarmersmarket.com.

Painter Eddie Flotte’s reception, Friday

A reception is scheduled Friday, March 24, at the Hui No’eau Visual Arts Center to celebrate the exhibition of the works of artist Eddie Flotte who has rendered stunningly nostalgic paintings of Maui, especially Pāʻia. The exhibition “Retrospective: Eddie Flotte – These Are the Moments of ‘Those Were the Days.’” It’s from 5 to 7 p.m. An in-person walkthrough takes place on April 4, Tuesday, from 4 to 5 p.m. Eddie Flotte landed on Maui in 1985 with the tools of his trade, a bit of skill, and an intense desire to make the most of his talent. Within his first month, he met his muse, Sandy Cotton, who has supported Flotte’s work. The paintings in this exhibition are described as “love letters” that capture the last days of Maui plantation life before the wave of modern development. His work also depicts his travels and extended stays in \Wyeth’s Chadds Ford, The Wetlands of the Jersey Shore, and the area around his hometown of Ambler, PA. The Eddie Flotte Retrospective Exhibition is sponsored by Jeremy and Michelle Baldwin.
The Hui offers art classes for adults and children. Gift items from artists are on sale at the gift shop. The Hui Gift Shop and main house are open Tuesday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., except holidays. For more information, go to huinoeau.com or call 808-572-6560, ext. 21.


Dayan Kai

Dayan Kai at Mulligans, Friday

Multi-talented Dayan Kai performs at Mulligans On The Blue Friday, March 24, from 6 to 8 p.m. Kai, who sings and plays a number of instruments including piano and saxophone, was the musical director for a tribute to Elvis Presley called Burn’in Love at Maui Magic Theatre. Tempa Singer with the Naor Nave perform original soul folk and eclectic covers at Mulligans Saturday, March 25, from 6 to 8 p.m. On Sunday, March 26, Island Soul performs at sunset from 5 to 8 p.m. There’s a dance floor. For more information, go to mulligansontheblue.com or call 808-871-1131.

Paula Fuga, special appearance March 31

Hawaiian entertainer Paula Fuga performs free at The Shops At Wailea on March 31, Friday, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Fuga sings Hawaiian rock, reggae, pop and a folk and her original tunes. She sometimes tours with Jack Johnson. Fuga’s songs have reached well beyond Hawaii’s shores. Her song, If Ever, has reached more than 13 million listens on Spotify. Here’s her website PaulaFugaHawaii.com. For more information, go to The Shops At Wailea.

Coconut frond weaving, Thursday

A coconut frond weaving workshop is scheduled in the performance area at The Shops at Wailea Thursday, March 23, from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Hawaiian weaving skills are demonstrated to make baskets, mats, jewelry, and toys. Learn how to create your own keepsake. For more information, go to theshopsatwailea.com or call 808-891-6770.

Free hula workshop, Friday

A complimentary Hawaiian “Papa Hula” workshop takes place at the performance area at the lower level at The Shops at Wailea Friday, March 24, from 4 to 5 p.m. Learn about the instruments, the traditional dress, accessories, and dance movements and their meaning. For more information, go to theshopsatwailea.com or call 808-891-6770.

Benoits’ jazz, Sunday

Jazz performers Angela and Phil Benoit entertain at Pita Paradise Sunday, March 26, at 6 p.m. The couple sing jazz, pop, and Broadway show tunes. For more information, go to benoitjazzworks.com or pitaparadisehawaii.com or call 808-879-7177.


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