Final Two Performances of Fresher Ahi

(presented by Maui Academy of Performing Arts)

fresher ahiThis Friday, May 3 and Saturday, May 4

7:30pm on Friday and Saturday

Steppingstone Playhouse, Queen Ka’ahumanu Center

Much mahalo to Maui audiences for making Fresher Ahi such a hit! Last weekend’s shows were sold out and, with only two performances remaining, we’re expecting another sellout this weekend. Call 244-8760 to get your tickets while they last! Or, purchase tickets online or at the customer service kiosk at Queen Ka’ahumanu Center.

The hilarious and touching sequel to last year’s smash hit Lesser Ahi, this local comedy features the return of the whole wacky Ahi ‘ohana as they prepare for a baby luau. Written by and starring Derek Nakagawa and Francis Tau’a with special guest appearance by Kathy Collins.


Wailuku First Friday

Friday, May 3

6:00 – 9:00pm

wailuku first fridayExperience Wailuku First Friday town party on historic Market Street. Free, no admission fee, all welcome!

Besides great food and crafts, Wailuku First Friday will include entertainment from:

  • Wes Furumoto: Slack Key at Wailuku Coffee Company from 4-6pm
  • Mitch Kepa: Live band at Wailuku Banyan Tree Park from 6-9pm
  • Kaulike Pescaia: Live music at Native Intelligence at 6pm
  • Joel Katz: Hawaiian steel guitar at the Beer Garden at 6pm
  • Justin Young: Live music on the Maui Thing stage at 6:15pm
  • Visibly Shaken: Live music on the Maui Thing stage at 7:30pm
  • “Hollywood Arms” by Carrie Hamilton and Carol Burnett at Iao Theater at 7:30pm

Other Wailuku First Friday highlights on Market Street include:

  • Shoe Drive to benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters by “If the Shoe Fits” store
  • Beer Garden by Halau Na Hanona Kulike ‘o Pi’liani
  • Celebrate the 4th Anniversary of Native Intelligence, 1980 Main Street
  • Drawing for a free area rug at Sabado Studios, 1980 Main Street
  • Win Jewelry at Kamaaina Loan-Cash for Gold, 99 N. Market Street

View First Friday live on – courtesy of Kamaaina Loan Cash for Gold and the eBay Store.

Become a fan on Facebook at “Wailuku First Friday” to keep up with what’s happening!


The Maui Cookie Lady (Mitzi Toro) at Wailuku First Fridays

maui cookie ladyFriday, May 3

6:00 – 9:00pm

Market Street in Wailuku

Check out the Maui Cookie Lady (Mitzi Toro) at Wailuku First Fridays! The booth will sell home made giant cookies and cotton candy cakes. Many of the high quality ingredients are shipped in from the mainland. Please check out the website for a complete menu and photos:


Seabury Hall Performing ArtsSte by Step 1


Step by Step

All levels of the the Seabury Hall Dance Program in Recital
Under the direction of David Ward

Friday & Saturday May 3-4 @ 7:00 PM
Sunday May 5 @ 3:00 PM

`A`ali`ikuhonua Creative Arts Center
Seabury Hall, Makawao

Admission: $12 Adults, $10 Senior Citizens, $5 Students

Information & Reservations:  573-1257

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The Seabury Hall Dance program struts its stuff in this newly re-vamped format featuring all levels of dancers performing short pieces in recital. Four levels of dance, plus ballet, take the stage in pieces choreographed by Seabury’s dance teachers, teachers David Ward, Andre Morissette, and Vanessa Cerrito.

With more than 75 performers, this is going to be an exciting dynamic concert of short, high-energy dances. Make your reservations early! Hope to see you there!


I Love Lahaina“I ♥ LAHAINA” – A Benefit for West Maui Schools

Friday, May 3, 4:00 – 8:00 pm

Saturday, May 4, 11:00 am – 8:00 pm

Lahaina Cannery Mall

Lahaina Cannery Mall hosts an event to bring the community together to show support for the schools of West Maui. “I ♥ LAHAINA” will provide an opportunity for these students to showcase their talents and enthusiasm. There will be art and music school performances, games & activities for the whole family, silent & live auctions, face painting, lei making, food booths, and much more! All funds raised will be donated to the six West Maui schools to help ensure a quality education for their students.


St. Joseph Feast

The St. Joseph Feast will be held on Friday, May 3, 2013 from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m., Saturday, May 4, 2013 from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.FrontNoCablesc and on Sunday, May 5, 2013 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The Feast features delicious food such as Malassadas, Portuguese Soup, Barbecue Teriyaki and Burgers, Waffle Dogs, Nachos, Mocha Freeze, and much more “ono” food to satisfy your taste buds.  We will also have Games, Face Painting and Bouncers.  Country Store with jams, jellies, preserves, pickles, produce and bake goods.  Plants, Flowers, Crafters, Entertainment.  Some of the valuable auction items are antique Blue Willow dinnerware, jewelry, art, tools and lots of gift certificates/cards to restaurants, golfing, ziplines and other activities.

So mark your calendars and reserve the weekend to attend the St. Joseph Feast at 1294 Makawao Avenue, Makawao, Maui, Hawaii.

Foir more information call 808 572-7652.


Paddle Imua

A Benefit Race for Special Needs Children

Saturday, May 4th

paddle imuaThe second launch of “Paddle Imua” fun race fundraiser will take place on Saturday, May 4, starting at the famed Maliko Downwind Run and ending at Hawaiian Canoe Club in Kahului. Registration and check-in will begin at 10:00am at Maliko Gulch, and the race will begin promptly at 1:00pm.

Paddle Imua is a multiple discipline ocean paddle “fun race” open to men and woman of all ages in SUP, OC1, and Prone Paddleboard that celebrate the lives of special needs children by embracing our connection to the ocean, which defines our sense of place, Hawai’i nei. This year the Paddle Imua Benefit will also launch the “Imua Relay” which will be a fun SUP relay that will take place at Hawaiian Canoe Club, after the main race finishes.

Proceeds from Paddle Imua continue to benefit Imua Family Services’ Camp Imua, an annual program that takes place in June at Camp Maluhia in the West Maui Mountains. For one week, 50 special needs campers and more than 200 volunteers come together for a week of crafts, games, swimming, helicopter rides and general fun, while making new friends and catching up with old. Camp Imua 2013 is scheduled for June 7-14.

While the paddlers are out on the water, there will be water and land activities for the special needs kamali’i of Camp Imua, between 12 noon and 3 pm, food, music and live entertainment beginning at 3 pm, and an awards presentation at 4:30 pm. Trophies will be given to the top three finishers in each division. (For specific race or division information, visit the event site at — online registration is currently live). The race fee is $50 before May 2, 2013, and $70 for final registration on Saturday, May 4, race day. First 150 race registrants receive a Paddle Imua “swag bag.” Food and refreshments provided by Sansei Seafood Restaurant and Sushi Bar, and Maui Brewing Company.

For more information, and to register, visit:  Also, check out this exciting video on Paddle Imua:


Star Light * Star Bright Soiree

Haiku Elementary School Launches Private Foundation

Saturday, May 4 // 6:00-10:00 PM // Maui Country Club

$100 a person, Host Committee $1000 for 10 Tickets

starlight starbrightMusic by the Lily Meola Band, Emcee by Trish da Dish, Science Experiments with the Maui Makers, Poetry by Lilah Clay, Astrology Readings with Shakti Carola Navran, Time Capsule by Tim Garcia, Haiku Elementary School “Peace Garden” Art Projects, Island Flipbooks: Maui’s Mobile Flipbook Studio, and more!

As Haiku Elementary School approaches celebrating twenty years of success with the Haiku Ho’olaule’a and Flower Festival, a group of committed philanthropists are hard at work behind the scenes launching a project looking towards the future… the Haiku Elementary School Foundation. The Haiku Elementary School Foundation, founded in 2013, is an organization of supportive community and alumni members whose vision is to provide funds for capital improvement projects that will promote excellence in the educational and cultural experiences for all students at Haiku Elementary School.

Haiku Elementary School, founded in 1928, is the heart of the Haiku community.  The elementary school, which currently has approximately 500 children enrolled in grades K-5, is recognized as one of the best elementary schools on the island.  The focus at Haiku Elementary School is on educating the entire child – intellectually, socially, physically and emotionally.  Merging traditional academics with arts, enrichment, physical education and gardening, teachers find innovative ways to teach through a variety of curricula, music, movement and more.

On Saturday, May 4, the Board of the Haiku Elementary School will introduce this Foundation to the community at a friendraiser at the Maui Country Club.  The Star Light * Star Bright Soiree will officially celebrate the 20th Anniversary of the Haiku Ho’olaule’a and Flower Festival and launch of the Haiku Elementary School Foundation.  A fun and festive tribute to the community of Haiku…past, present and future…the event will be a timely exploration into the art of enrichment – for ourselves, and our children.  Be ready to mingle, have fun with many creative activities and then dance the night away.

To purchase tickets to the Star Light * Star Bright Soiree, please visit: or call the Haiku Elementary School at 808-575-3000. For more information on the Foundation, please contact Jennifer Oberg at: [email protected] or 575-3004.


Spring Extravaganza & Moves Dance Concert

(presented by Maui Academy of Performing Arts)

moves dance concertSaturday, May 4 & Sunday, May 5

2:00 pm (Saturday) // 1:00 pm & 7:30 pm (Sunday)

Castle Theater, Maui Arts & Cultural Center

All ages

Jazz, Tap & Hip Hop Revue (Saturday matinee). The Little Mermaid ballet (Sunday matinee). Moves, an extraordinary evening of original choreography featuring MAPA’s highest level dancers (Sunday night). $15 per show (plus applicable facility fees). Call 242-SHOW (7469).


Queen Kaahumanu Center Holokai Club

holokai clubSaturday, May 4th

10:00 am – 12:00 noon

Queen Kaahumanu Center

Free for children Grades K-5

Join us every first Saturday of the month. Come to create, learn, play and connect through imaginative themed activities. Experience a new keiki adventure every month.


Free Comic Book Day at Kihei Public Library

james silvaniSaturday, May 4

12:00 noon – 4:00 pm

Get a FREE special issue comic book by coming to Kihei Library and showing your library card on Saturday, May 4. Meet James Silvani, a Kihei-based comic book artist and receive a free sketch between 12:00 and 4:00 p.m.

Mr. Silvani’s credits include Disney’s Darkwing Duck as well as The Muppets, Ducktales, Dreamworks’ How To Train Your Dragon, Penguins of Madagascar, Warner Brosthers’ Animaniacs and the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.  He also illustrates Muppet storybooks and creates exclusive Disney and Star Wars fine art for Acme Archives.

Comics sponsored by Maui Friends of the Library, Jelly’s the Original, and Collector Maniacs.


Banyan Tree Fine Arts Fair

Saturday and Sunday, May 4 and 5

9:00am – 5:00pm, All ages welcome

Banyan Tree Park, Front Street, Lahaina

You will discover some of Maui’s most talented fine artists exhibiting under the Banyan Tree next to the historic Old Lahaina Courthouse. Come check out our paintings, ceramics, photography, glass art, wood carvings, jewelry, baskets and more!


The Lahaina Restoration Foundation

Three-day, first annual Chinese Kite Festival



Maui Mall Events This Weekend

Maui Mall

Maui Mall hosts Maui Youth & Family Services 2013 `Imi Festival

Saturday, May 4th

10:00 am – 12:00 noon

Charity scavenger hunt to benefit MYFS Hawaiian cultural values program 

Maui Mall is pleased to host the Maui Youth & Family Services (MYFS) 2013 `Imi Festival this Saturday, May 4th from 10 am to 12 noon. The festival will include a charity scavenger hunt, crafters, informational booths, prize drawings and entertainment by the Maui Waena Ukulele Choir, Silver Serenity and Ernest Pua`a.

`Imi means to seek, hunt and discover. Scavenger hunt participants will be given clue cards containing scenarios with multiple choices to make. Correct answers lead to different checkpoints throughout Maui Mall. The start and finish points will be at Maui Mall’s center stage.

Proceeds from the charity scavenger hunt will benefit the MYFS Hawaiian Cultural Values Program, which engages youth to learn and live Hawaiian values that play an important role in substance and alcohol recovery and prevention, and to help make good choices in everyday living.

The 2013 Imi Festival is sponsored by Maui Youth & Family Services, Maui Mall, Gilbert & Associates and Hawaiian Commercial & Sugar Company.

Everyone is welcome to participate. Participants can preregister at MYFS.Org. Day of registration is also welcome at the Maui Mall stage on Saturday.  For more information, visit MYFS.Org or call 276-3210.


Maui Mall Hosts Free Bingo

Sunday, May 5th

12:00 – 1:00 pm


24th Annual Maui Onion Festival

There are onions. And then there are Maui Onions. Believed by many to be the sweetest onions in the whole wide world, these glorious bulbs are the star of our annual festival.1
Saturday, May 4

The Maui Onion Festival has been a signature event at Whalers Village since 1990. It’s dedicated to the cultivation and promotion of the world-famous Maui Onion and is attended by thousands of visitors and residents every year.

• Free admission
• Recipe contests
• Games & prizes
• Beer garden
• Maui Onion Pairing Dinner, May 3
• Chef demonstrations
• Free parking
• Live entertainment
• Food booths
• Special retailer offers, April 29 – May 4
• Maui Onion Challenge
• Facebook Photo Contest

Alii Kula Lavender

Explore the Great Outdoors

Sunday, May 5

All ages

Enjoy the pristine beauty of our farm by taking an easy, informative walking tour. Save 50% on all walking tours for $6 savings per person. Children 5 and under are free! Tour times: 9:30am, 10:30am,11:30am, 1pm and 2:30pm.

Lavender Treasure Hunt

Ongoing, Daily

All ages

Celebrate the summer with laughter and fun at AKL! Complete our Lavender Treasure Hunt and win a prize! Available all day – 9am – 4pm.


College for Kids / College Bound’s Saturday Fun Series


Personal Best: Math in Everyday Life: Estimating—the best Math Skill!

Saturday, May 4, 10:00am-12:00pm

Grades 5-8, $39

Laulima Building, UHMC

80% of the daily math adults use is estimation. Estimate time, distance, money, weight. Fun activities designed to make estimating automatic to check math problems, money exchanges, etc.


Strawberry U-Pick Patch at Kula Country Farms

Strawberry U-pick will open till June 7th, 2013
10:00am to 4:00 p.m. Tuesday thru Sunday
strawberry u-pick

Do you know that there’s a farm on Maui where you can “pick your own strawberries?” Can’t get any fresher than that!

Everyone is invited to come and pick their own strawberries. There will be a plant sale with starters for your garden and lots of strawberry plants for purchase.

The farm stand will be decorated with giant sunflowers (they have lots of honey they want to sell). The focus will be “Bees and what they do” in the Children’s Garden. The Food Trailer will sell Strawberry Shortcake and other strawberry desserts.

Kula Country Farms is located on Kula Highway, across from Rice Park , past mile marker 13.

On Maui Art Exhibit

Now through May 12, 2013

11:00am – 5:00pm

Maui Arts & Cultural Center

Art Maui is an annual exhibition of juried art works in all media by Maui County artists. The organization will celebrate its 35th year showcasing Maui’s extraordinary growing community of visual artists. A wide range of contemporary work including drawing, painting, photography, jewelry, and sculpture will be seen in this popular exhibition. Free Admission.