Amazing April in Maui
April is amazing in Maui. Celebrate springtime with amazing art, fabulous festivals, merry music and terrific theatre on Maui, Molokai and Lanai. We have listed just few of possibilities below. Please go to VisitMaui.com for more spring fun. Image: Front Street Jazz and Blues Walk.
34th Annual Art Show
Maui Arts & Cultural Center, Kahului
March 25-April 20
This juried exhibition will features artists whose work includes drawing, painting, printmaking, photography, jewelry, fiber and sculpture. The free exhibit is in the Schaefer International Gallery, which is open from 11am-5pm Wednesday through Sunday. For more venue information, please call 808 242 7469 or go to www.mauiarts.org
Spring Wine Dinner
The Lodge at Koele, Lanai
Join Executive Sous Chef and Ken Wright Cellars, from Oregon, on Thursday, from 6:00-9:00 p.m. for an evening of exquisite food and wine pairings, presented in an inspiring five-course dining experience at The Lodge at Koele’s Dining Room. Please call Lea Hennessy, 808- 565-2335 or email@example.com for reservations, or visit www.facebook.com/FourSeasonsResortsLanai.
Wailuku First Friday
Market Street, Wailuku
Friday from 6-9 pm experience a street festival featuring live Hawaiian music, arts and crafts, ono food booths, a beer garden and unique shopping along historic Market Street. For more information call: (808) 878-1888 or go to: www.facebook.com/WailukuFirstFriday
Celebration of the Arts
The theme this year for the free cultural celebration of the arts at Kapalua is “Me Ke Aloha” or “With Aloha to All” according to Clifford Naeole the cultural advisor at the Ritz and the organizer of the Easter weekend event. The free events include films, arts workshops and cultural discussions. For more information call: (808) 669-6200 or go to: www.celebrationofthearts.org.
Maui County Ag Festival
Maui Tropical Plantation, Waikapu
Join the fun for the fifth annual Maui County Agriculture Festival. This free all day event has something for everyone from farm centered activities, to fresh locally grown produce and flowers to educational demonstrations and booths. For more information, please visit www.mauicountyfarmbureau.org.
Iao Theatre, Wailuku
The Maui OnStage presents “Fools” by Neil Simon. Enjoy the free event at the Historical Iao theatre, which has been presenting shows on Maui since 1928, for one night only. For more information, go to www.mauionstage.com.
Four Seasons Resorts, Lanai
Four Seasons Resorts, Lanai, in partnership with the Lanai community, HawaiiONTV.com and Jazz Alley TV, will host the second annual Lanai Ukulele Festival. The alluring sounds of the ukulele will sweep the island – from the beaches of Manele Bay to the upcountry of The Lodge at Koele. Throughout the three-day free event guests will be treated to complimentary performances by legendary performers, including Grammy winners Richard Hoopii and Kawika Kahiapo. Please call the Concierge for more information, 808-565-2388 or visit www.facebook.com/fourseasonsresortslanai
Lahaina Town Party
Front Street, Lahaina
Plan to attend Lahaina Town’s party on the second Friday of this month from 6pm-9pm. Learn the story of Sun Yat Sen, the first President of the Republic of China, with Dr. Busaba Yip-Douglas at the Wo Hing Museum Cookhouse at 6:30pm. Sun Yat Sen was revered by many as the Father of Modern China. Discover the remarkable connection between Hawaii and the Chinese revolution through the life of Sun Yat Sen. For a map that shows Lahaina Town parking and the event details please go to: www.mauifridays.com/lahaina
Front Street Jazz and Blues Walk
Front Street, Lahaina
The second annual Front Street Jazz and Blues Walk with kicks-off in conjunction with Lahaina?s second Friday celebration in April. The first event, featuring the Hot Club of Hulaville is at the historic Pioneer Inn from 6pm-9pm. The event continues at various Lahaina locations through Sunday. For the talent line up and event details go to www.sirwilfreds.com/news/front-st-jazz
The Historic Pioneer Inn, Lahaina
Grand Wailea, Wailea
Imu Family Services presents its annual fundraising event on Friday night in Wailea at the elegant Grand. The benefit will feature dancing, dining, a silent auction and entertainment including fashions by Maui designer Maggie Coulumbe. For the event details please go to: imuafamilyservices.org.
Hawaiian Education Hoolaulea Festival
Lanikeha Center, Hoolehua, Molokai
Hawaiian Educational Hoolaulea (Festival) to benefit Punana Leo O Molokai. The festival includes Hawaiian music, crafts, food booths and Keiki games. It will be held at the Lanikeha Center in Ho’olehua from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. Admission is free. For further information, contact: Punana Leo O Molokai weekdays at 808-567-9211 or go to www.molokaievents.com
Empty Bowl Project
Star Noodle, Lahaina
Star Noodle will host this fundraising event for the Maui Food Bank on Saturday night in Lahaina. The benefit will feature yummy noodles in keepsake bowl by local artists, a silent auction and musical entertainment. For the event details please go to: www.starnoodle.com/empty-bowl
Earth Day Celebration
Maui Nui Botanical Gardens, Wailuku
This annual event is free to the public highlights the preservation of native Hawaiian resources and culture. There will be earth friendly booths, games, cultural demonstrations, food and entertainment. A selection of native Hawaiian plants will be on sale. From 10am to 3pm, for more information, go to www.mnbg.org
Molokai Earth Day Celebration
Mitchell Pauole Center, Kaunakakai, Molokai
Since 1995 the Nature Conservancy has sponsored the Annual Earth Day celebration on Molokai. Enjoy entertainment, demonstrations, food and Hawaiian games from 5pm to 9pm. For more information, go to www.molokaievents.com
Makawao Town Party
Baldwin Ave, Makawao
Come to the Makawao Town’s party on the third Friday of the month. We hope to see you there. For the latest details please check out our facebook event page at: Makawao Town Party www.facebook.com/#!/event.php?eid=265834110128449
On the Gold Pond
Iao Theatre, Wailuku
April 20-May 6th
The Maui OnStage community theatre group presents the classic drama “On the Gold Pond” by Ernest Thompson. Enjoy the drama at the Historical Iao theatre, which has been presenting shows on Maui since 1928, on Friday, Saturday or Sunday thru May 6th. For more information, go to www.mauionstage.com.
Henry Kaleialoha Allen Hawaiian Steel Guitar Festival
Kaanapali Beach Hotel, Lahaina
Enjoy a three-day festival Hawaiian music featuring the unique sounds of the Hawaiian Stack Key guitar. For more information: go to www.aecg.org.
Taro growing in Maui
East-Maui Taro Festival
Hana Baseball Park, Hana
Celebrate Hawaiian culture with taro as the staple and symbol, at this year’s 20th annual cultural event. Saturday features an all-day celebration at Hana Ballpark with hula, cultural demonstrations, Hawaiian music, arts and crafts, a farmers’ market and food booths with taro dishes. On Sunday, enjoy a taro pancake breakfast and guided excursions to Kahanu Gardens and Heiau and Kapahu Living Taro Farm. For more information, go to www.tarofestival.org
Banyan Tree Birthday Party
This special free celebration honors the 139h birthday of Lahaina’s famous landmark, The Banyan Tree. It was planted on April 24, 1873. For more information, go to www.visitlahaina.com
The Banyan Tree in Lahaina
Hawaiian Music Series
Baldwin Home Museum, Lahaina
Enjoy a free Hawaiian musical concert, the last Thursday of each month from 6pm to 7:30pm on the Baldwin Home Museum lawn facing Front Street. For more information: call (808) 661-3262 or go to www.lahainarestoration.org
Paia Town Party
Baldwin Ave, Paia
Paia invites you to the North shore for a relaxing and entertaining Town party. Support the local businesses while taking advantage of great deals and specials. There’s lots of music, food, shopping, art, and fun all around town. Only in Paia will you find ice carving and hula hooping demonstrations alongside psychics, and harpists. Make sure to check us out at www.paiamaui.com and www.facebook.com/paiatown for updated listings and a full listing of the fun.
The Brothers Cazimero Lei Day Concert
Maui Arts and Cultural Center, Kahului
The Castle Theater host the Brothers Cazimero for one evening. Join them for an early Lei Day celebration featuring their unique contemporary Hawaiian music. For more information, call 808 242 SHOW (7469) or go to www.mauiarts.org
by Lynn on April 3, 2012