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Sat or Sun, Apr 18-19


5:30-9:00 pm, $95 per person. Roll up your sleeves and expand your mind and recipe book alongside Chef Lee, working in a state-of-the-art commercial kitchen and learning some tricks of the trade from one of Maui’s best teaching chefs. In three and a half hours you will create festive Mexican-inspired dishes that include Handmade Corn Tortillas, Pico de Gallo, Guacamole and Chips, Pineapple Rum Ceviche, Taco and Fajita bar, Marinated seared fresh catch, Flan, Tequila, Margaritas and Sangria. For more info,
you can contact Chef Lee at lee@sugarbeacheventshawaii.com.  To make your reservations please call 808-856-6151 or visit www.SugarBeachEventsHawaii.com.


Fri-Sun, Apr 24-26

"7th Annual Maui Hawaiian Steel Guitar Festival," Ka'anapali Beach Hotel, Ka'anapali

FREE. Presented by the nonprofit Arts Education for Children Group and produced by Ke Kula Mele Hawaiian School of Music, this three-day event brings together master steel guitar players and aficionados from around the world for a celebration of the music created on the Hawaiian steel guitar.

It features performances, presentations, workshops and kani ka pila (jam sessions) focused on the Hawaiian steel guitar and its importance in the Hawaiian music genre. Cultural activities include hula, lei making, ukulele, and story-telling throughout the weekend.

Master steel players headlining this year’s festival include: Alan Akaka, Jeff Au Hoy, Kiyoshi “Lion” Kobayashi (Japan), Eddie Palama, Ed Punua, Owana Salazar, Greg Sardinha, and Maui steel guitarists Ross Ka’a’a, Joel Katz, and Geri Valdriz.

For more information and a complete schedule, visit www.mauisteelguitarfestival.com.


Sat, Apr 25, 2015

"22nd Annual Haiku Ho'olaulea and Flower Festival," Haiku

9a-4pm. Haiku Community Center. Benefits Haiku Elementary School, Haiku Community Association and Boys & Girls Club Maui-Haiku. The event is FREE

"23rd Annual East Maui Taro Festival," Hana Ballpark

Sat, 9am-5pm, Free Admission. Farmers' Market, Poi Pounding, Arts & Crafts, Food Booths, Music & Hula.
Sun, 7:30am-10:30am: Taro Pancake Breakfast, 11am: Kahanu Garden Tours, 11am: Kapahu Living Farm Lo'i Excursion.




Sun, Apr 6

"Maui 5K for Kids," Ma'alaea Triangle, Wailuku

7:00 am, 300 Ma'alaea Road, Wailuku. Start time for the 5K race is 7:00 am. A 1 Mile Keiki run/walk will start at about 7:15 am, as soon as start line is cleared of the 5K participants. The finish line for both 5K and 1 Mile races is the parking lot off of Hauoli St. Post-race refreshments located at the finish line. Awards ceremony at 8:30 am at the finish line.


Sat, Apr 19

"Starry Night Cinema - HOP!," MACC, Kahului

6 pm gates open. 7:30 pm, A&B Amphitheater. Despicable Me comes an all-new comedy about candy, chicks and rock 'n' roll! For tickets: www.mauiarts.org or call 242-SHOW (7469)

Sun, Apr 20

"Polipoli Trail Hike," Sierra Club, Pukalani

Meet at Pukalani ACE park lot at 8 am. Limit 12. Approx  D= 6 miles R/T. Forested trails with fabulous views. Bring lunch, sun screen and water. 4WD good, but any cars with good clearance can make road under good conditions. Register-Leader: Jake Hargis <hargis08@gmail.com>


Thu, Apr 24

"Jimmie Vaughan & The Tilt-a-Whirl Band," MACC, Kahului

7:30 pm, Castle Theater. A night of wailin' guitar sounds, featuring Jimmie Vaughan, one of the most respected guitarists in the world. For tickets: www.mauiarts.org or call 242-SHOW (7469)

Fri, Apr 25

"The Harlem Globetrotters," War Memorial Gymnasium, Wailuku

5 pm Magic Pass Pre-Show. 7 pm, Show. The famed Globetrotters return to Hawai‘i as part of their 2014 “Fans Rule” World Tour, celebrating their 88th consecutive year of basketball with their unique artistry of movement, feats of ball-handling skills, and winning personalities. For tickets: www.mauiarts.org or call 242-SHOW (7469)

Sat, Apr 26

"Bob Dylan," MACC, Kahului

7:30 pm, A&B Amphitheater. An iconic career spanning almost five decades, Bob Dylan's gifted and original songwriting has inspired a countless number of other musicians, and defined and impacted entire generations on the American cultural landscape. For tickets: www.mauiarts.org or call 242-SHOW (7469)

Sat, Apr 26

"Lo’aloa Heiau in Kaupo," Sierra Club, Pukalani

Meet 8 am at Pukalani Terrace center near Ace hardware. 2 miles R/T. Help map one of Maui’s largest Hawaiian ceremonial sites. Bring water, lunch/snack, cameras. Limit 15. Register/Leader: Archaeologist Dr. Janet Six  sixjanet@gmail.com>or call: 808 344-0566

Sat, Apr 26 and Sun, Apr 27

"A Broadway Century - Maui Choral Arts," MACC, Kahului

Sat: 5pm, Sun: 3 pm. McCoy Studio Theater. Join Artistic Director Gary Shin-Leavitt and a chorus of over 75 singers as they engage and enthrall you with excerpts of all your favorite musicals. With over fifty of the finest shows from Broadway represented, including Chicago, Les Les Miserables, and Wicked, you will find your favorite melodies here. Don’t miss this exciting trip through the rich history of Broadway! For tickets: www.mauiarts.org or call 242-SHOW (7469)

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Sat, Apr 13

"Earth Day Celebration," Maui Nui Botanical Gardens, Kahului

10a - 3 pm. This free family event will feature Earth friendly educational booths, great food, free kapa and lei making activities, Hawaiian music and more! Native Hawaiian plants will also be available for purchase. The Gardens are located at 150 Kanaloa Avenue in Kahului, across the War Memorial Stadium.



"Whale Photo Safari," Pacific Whale Foundation, Lahaina

Join Pacific Whale Foundation's lead researcher Annie Macie and noted guest wildlife photographers on a whalewatch photo safari from 6:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. aboard it's eco-friendly, stable catamaran from Lahaina Harbor.