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Marvelous Maui March

March 1, 2013
 
First Friday in Wailuku events, MauiMarch is marvelous in Maui. Experience our town parties every Friday night, listen to jazz on Lanai or get mod during the 60’s musical Shout! Need some energy for these activities? Try the Coffee Festival on Molokai mid month. Looking for some laughter? The end of the month is packed with light hearted performances from humorous local stories to a show by the famously funny Bill Cosby. Enjoy!


Ongoing

Finding The Forest
Maui Arts & Cultural Center, Kahului
Through March 30
The forest is a refuge, resource and inspiration. The MACC invited 20 accomplished artists and craftsmen from around the state to express their ideas on this theme. Their work is on display at the Schaefer International Gallery. Free of charge. For more information, please call (808) 242-7469 or visit www.mauiarts.org

Iao Theater on MauiShout! The Mod Musical
Market Street, Wailuku
March 1-17
The Historic Iao Theatre and Maui OnStage present “Shout! The Mod Musical”. Experience the sounds, dances and fashions from the 60’s. For information and tickets please call 808 244 8680 or go to www.MauiOnStage.com.

Wailuku First Friday
Market Street, Wailuku
March 1
Historic Wailuku is the county seat and site of fun the first Friday of each month. Come for this special night, when Market Street is traffic free so everyone can enjoy the complimentary entertainment, delicious dishes, special offerings and Friday-only promotions from local merchants. For up-to-date details, please visit mauifridays.com/wailuku


Lanai Jazz Festival HawaiiLanai Jazz Festival
Jazz Festival
Four Seasons Resort, Lanai
March 1 to 3
Enjoy the sweet sounds of jazz at Great Hall the Lodge at Koele and at No Ka Oi Grindz during this three-day festival. For up-to-date details, please visit www.LanaiJazzFestival.com.


Lahaina Whale and Ocean Arts Festival

Banyan Tree Park, Lahaina
March 2-3
Celebrate the annual migration of Pacific Humpback whales at the Lahaina Whale and Ocean Arts Festival.  On Saturday and Sunday from 9am to 5pm over 20 artists will display marine-themed art, while musicians and hula troupes entertain.  The Keiki will enjoy a kid’s ocean art contest. The festival features Marine research Groups, with naturalists on hand, they will talk story and offer opportunities to learn more about the whales and the ocean. More information at www.visitlahaina.com.

Generations: Lindsey Ohana Generations: Lindsey Ohana
Maui Arts & Cultural Center, Kahului
March 3
The women of the Lindsey ohana, mother Carmen Hulu and daughters Kahulu Maluo and Napua Makua, embody Hawaiian music in all its forms. Hulu Lindsey, is known for her rich falsetto styling. Join them for an evening filled with the family’s musical and traditional Hula. For tickets and more information, please call (808) 242-7469 or visit www.mauiarts.org

Olomana by Moonlight
Maui Arts & Cultural Center, Pavilion/Courtyard, Kahului
March 8
Enjoy an evening concert in the MACC’s Pavilion and Courtyard with music by Olomana. They blend contemporary and traditional musical styles and create a distinct sound in Hawaii. For tickets and more information, please call (808) 242-7469 or visit www.mauiarts.org

Lahaina Second Friday
Front Street, Lahaina Town
March 8
The shops of this historic whaling village have been transformed into more than 40 art galleries and unique restaurants. Many historical and cultural treasures still exist in Lahaina for you to discover. We invite you to celebrate on Front Street and in the charming side streets of Lahaina every second Friday. You can also enjoy special discounts from Lahaina’s merchants and restaurants. For complete list of the free live entertainment and special offers, please go to mauifridays.com/lahaina

Jake Shimabukuro
Maui Arts & Cultural Center, Kahului
March 9
Jake Shimabukuro has lightning-fast fingers and revolutionary playing techniques on Hawai‘i’s signature instrument, the ukulele. Don’t miss the chance to see this powerhouse performer who dazzles his audiences with intricate strumming and plucking, electrifying high-energy grooves and deeply felt melodic ballads. For tickets and more information, please call (808) 242-7469 or visit www.mauiarts.org

The New Black
Hui Noeau, Makawao
March 9-May 3
A juried show of black and white photography challenges artists to explore beyond the realm of color. For more information, please call (808) 572-6560 or go to www.huinoeau.com

MOlokai Coffee FestivalMolokai Coffee Festival
Various locations, Molokai
March 15-16
The Festival features coffee poetry, coffee cupping workshops, Coffee Growing and Processing Tours, Brewing workshops, a parade and more unique coffee activities. Call 808 567-9490 ext 21 for Tour rates and reservations.

Makawao Third Friday
Baldwin Avenue, Makawao Town
March 15
The combination of its pineapple plantation and paniolo (Hawaiian cowboy) heritage along with a thriving arts community makes Makawao a uniquely enjoyable place to spend the third Friday of each month. You will be delighted with a host of special discounts and mini-parties in the shops around town and unique activities for the whole family. Come join us on the third Friday of every month to celebrate. For up-to-date details, please visit mauifridays.com/makawao

Bonnie Raitt
Maui Arts & Cultural Center, Kahului
March 15
A respected guitarist, an expressive singer and an accomplished songwriter, Bonnie Raitt is an institution in American music. She is known for her soulful, way of singing and her uncanny technique in blues and slide guitar. For tickets and more information, please call (808) 242-7469 or visit www.mauiarts.org

Maui Pops Orchestra
Maui Arts & Cultural Center, Kahului
March 17
Wear your green and get ready for Irish and Celtic music at the Maui Pops Orchestra’s St. Paddy’s Pops concert. Dancers from the Maui Academy of Performing Arts will perform their version of River Dance. Sing along to some of your favorite Irish tunes. For tickets and more information, please call (808) 242-7469 or visit www.mauiarts.org

Local Voices: Jeff Peterson & Nathan Aweau Local Voices: Jeff Peterson & Nathan Aweau
Maui Arts & Cultural Center, Kahului
March 17
The sweet sound of Jeff Peterson and Nathan Aweau voices will meld with their wonderful Hawaiian guitar style. For tickets and more information, please call (808) 242-7469 or visit www.mauiarts.org

Kumu Kahua Theatre Fishing for Wives Kumu Kahua Theatre ~ Fishing for Wives
Maui Arts & Cultural Center, Kahului
March 22-23
Confusion over pictures brides for two Hawaiian fishermen provides an evening of lively entertainment for all. For tickets and more information, please call (808) 242-7469 or visit www.mauiarts.org

Kihei Fourth Friday
Kihei, Maui
March 22
The party will take place from 6:00-9:00pm with fun for all ages. Come join us for the festivities on the fourth Friday of every month. For up-to-date details, please www.visit facebook.com/kiheifridays or go to http://mauifridays.com/kihei

Hoomau 2013
Maui Nui Botanical Gardens, Wailuku
March 23
Hoomau is an annual fundraiser to support Punana Leo o Maui Hawaiian Immersion preschool. The event features local entertainment, wonderful crafters, a live and a silent auction, a keiki zone, food booths, activities, and fun for the entire family. For more information and to purchase an entrance ticket, please go to www.hoomau.com or www.mnbg.org

Hawaiian Music Series
Baldwin Home Museum Lawn, Lahaina
March 28
Relax under the stars and enjoy the free concert with great live Hawaiian music. This concert is part of The Lahaina Restoration Foundation’s ongoing Hawaiian Music Series program. For more information, go to www.lahainarestoration.org

Celebration Of The Arts Festival
The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua
March 28 – 30
The annual Celebration of the Arts event will feature: hands-on art projects, demonstrations, films, cultural panels, music and dance that will help you enjoy Hawaiian traditions and the arts. Please go to www.celebrationofthearts.org

Bill CosbyBill Cosby
Maui Arts & Cultural Center, Kahului
March 29
Bill Cosby’s career spans five decades and virtually all media. In the 1980s, he rocked the TV world with The Cosby Show, a hugely successful series that single-handedly revived the family sitcom. Since then, Cosby has been writing, teaching and touring. For tickets and more information, please call (808) 242-7469 or visit www.mauiarts.org

Prince Kuhio Maui Hoolaulea
The Banyan Tree Park, Lahaina
March 30
Known as “Ke Alii Makaainana” or the Prince of People, Kuhio is well known for his efforts to protect, preserve, and perpetuate, the Hawaiian culture and people. An advocate for our people – we honor him by continuing his legacy. The festivities are free and open to the public and include: exhibits, Makahiki games, local food, lei making, Maui made crafts and entertainment which will include Dane Fujiwara, the Keiki of Halau Na Puamelia, Kulewa and more! Info at www.visitlahaina.com

Prince Kuhio Maui Hoolaulea

by Lynn on February 28, 2013