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Amazing April in Maui Nui

April 1, 2013
 

Maui Front street JazzApril is amazing in Maui. Enjoy our town parties every Friday night, starting with the wonderful Wailuku block party on the first Friday. There is great music on Maui Nui all month long, on Lanai you can listen to a Celtic Harp concert while in Lahaina you can stroll Front Street an enjoy jazz and blues at a different venue every few steps. At the end of the month the fantastic Cazimero brothers serenade in Kahului in their unique Hawaiian style. Engage in environmental activities at our Earth day events on Molokai and at the Maui Botanical Gardens mid month. And don’t forget the really fresh “Grown in Maui” produce and the Grand Tasting at the Ag Fair!

Ongoing

The New Black
Hui Noeau, Makawao
Maui Black and White photographyMarch 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 http://huinoeau.com/happenings/exhibitions/

Art Maui
Maui Arts & Cultural Center, Kahului
April 15-May 12
Excellent, juried visual art is on display at the Schaefer International Gallery. Free of charge. For more information, please call (808) 242-7469 or visit www.mauiarts.org

Wailuku First Friday 
Market Street, Wailuku
April 5th
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

Jazz Festival
Front Street, Lahaina
April 5 and 6
Enjoy the sweet sounds of jazz at venues from the Hard Rock Café to Kimo’s, to Captain Jacks to the Pioneer Inn to the Old Prison during this two-day festival. For up-to-date details, please visit facebook.com/thefrontstreetjazzandblueswalk.

Maui County Ag FestivalMaui County Ag Festival
Maui Tropical Plantation, Wailuku
April 5 and 6
Celebrate the 200th anniversary of coffee in the islands with Maui chefs and farmers. Shop at one of the islands largest “Grown on Maui” Farmers Market for really fresh produce and flowers. Savor the local flavors at the “Grand Tasting” which pairs 12 Maui ranchers and farmers with Maui Chefs for yummy results. The general event is free but tickets are needed for the Grand Tasting. Free shuttle service. There is more information at www.mauicountyfarmbureau.org


Celtic Harp by Patrick Ball

Four Seasons, The Lodge at Koele, Lanai
April 6
The Four Seasons and the University of Hawaii at Manoa are pleased to host Celtic harp player Patrick Ball, live in concert at The Lodge. He has recorded nine instrumental and three spoken word albums, which have sold well over one-half million copies internationally and won national awards in both the music and spoken word categories. Everyone is welcome to this complimentary performance.http://www.facebook.com/FourSeasonsResortsLanai?fref=ts

James Taylor in Concert
Maui Arts & Cultural Center, Kahului
April 12
James Taylor will sing his warm and poetic way and play in his elegant style the guitar for this evening concert held at the Yokouchi Pavilion and the A&B Amphitheatre. For tickets, please call (808) 242-7469 or visit www.mauiarts.org

Lahaina Second Friday
Front Street, Lahaina Town
April 12
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

Maui Botanical Gardens’ Earth Day Celebration
Maui Nui Botanical Gardens, Kahului
April 13
This annual event is free to the public. It highlights the preservation of native Hawaiian natural resources and culture. There will be earth friendly booths, games, cultural demonstrations, food and entertainment. Some native Hawaiian plants will be on sale. From 10am to 3pm, for more information, go to www.mnbg.org.

Hoomau Concert
Lanikeha Center, Hoolehua, Molokai
April 13
This is a Hawaiian educational Hoolaulea (festival) to benefit Punana le O Molokai. The festival is free to the public and includes Hawaiian music, crafts, food booths and keiki games. For more information, please go to www.molokaievents.com

Star Noodle Empty Bowl ProjectEmpty Bowl Project
Star Noodle, Lahaina
April 13
The Empty Bowl project is a non-profit movement that helps to fight against hunger worldwide. Purchase a keepsake bowl and soup for this cause. More information is available at 808 667-5400 or go to www.starnoodle.com.

The Molokai Earth Day Celebration
Mitchell Pauole Center, Kaunakakai, Molokai
April 19
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.facebook.com/MolokaiVisitorsAssociation/events

Makawao Third Friday
Baldwin Avenue, Makawao Town
April 19
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

Maui Hawaiian Steel Guitar Festival
Kaanapali Beach Hotel, Kaanapali
April 19 – 21
Steel guitar music headlines at performances by Alan Akaka and the Islanders, Greg Sardinha, Bobby Ingano and others, followed by kanikapila jam sessions; with music and cultural workshops through the weekend.
Info: (808) 283-3576 or www.mauisteelguitarfestival.com 

East-Maui Taro Festival
Hana Baseball Park, Hana
April 20-21
Celebrate Hawaiian culture with taro as the staple and symbol, at this year’s annual cultural event. Saturday features an all-day celebration at Hana Ballpark with hula, and 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

Haiku Maui FestivalsHaiku Hoolaulea & Flower Festival
Haiku Community Center, Haiku
April 20
The annual Haiku Hoolaulea and flower festival will highlight local agriculture, arts, crafts, historical displays, silent auction, activities for the kids and the Haiku School will set up a huge bake sale and sweet shop. For more information, please go to www.haikuhoolaulea.org or www.calendarmaui.com

Banyan Tree Birthday Party
Lahaina Town
April 20-21
Attend a festive party honoring the 140th birthday of Lahaina’s famous landmark; The Banyan Tree was planted on April 24, 1873. There will be entertainment, crafts and more. For information, please go to www.visitlahaina.com

The Lorax
Maui Arts & Cultural Center, Kahului
April 21
MACC presents a night of family fun that includes the screening of Dr. Seuss,’ The Lorax, a computer animated musical comedy. This adventure story is an adaptation of the classic tale of a grumpy yet charming forest creature, which shares the enduring power of hope and a message for the environment. Enjoy casual dining and art activities in honor of Earth Day, and live music. Free admission. For more info call (808) 242-7469 or visit www.mauiarts.org

Hawaiian Music Series
Baldwin Home Museum Lawn, Lahaina
April 25
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

Kihei Fourth Friday
Kihei, Maui
April 26
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 go to www.facebook.com/kiheifridays or go to www.mauifridays.com/kihei

Hollywood Arms
Market Street, Wailuku
April 26-May 5
The Historic Iao Theatre and Maui OnStage present “Hollywood Arms”. Watch a semi autobiographical play about Carol Burnett’s life story. For information and tickets please call 808 244 8680 or go to www.MauiOnStage.com.

Brothers Cazimero Lei Day ConcertThe Brothers Cazimero Lei Day Celebration
Maui Arts & Cultural Center Kahului
April 27
The Brothers Cazimero annual tradition of performing a “May Day-Lei Day” concert lives on. Hear them perform live at the Castle Theater. For more information, please call (808) 242-7469 or visit www.mauiarts.org

AN EVENING IN EMERALD CITY
Maui Arts & Cultural Center, Kahului
Sunday, April 28
This is a “Women Helping Women Fundraiser” held in the Pavilion and Courtyard takes a new path this year with An Evening in the Emerald City, featuring Glinda’s Silent Auction and a magical Live Auction, and delectable food catered by Chef Bev Gannon. For tickets and more information, please call (808) 242-7469 or visit www.mauiarts.org

By Lynn.