The Butterfly Effect returns to the North Shore

The Butterfly Effect. Courtesy of Ashley Baxter.

Calling all wahine to pick up your paddles for the ninth annual Butterfly Effect this Saturday, Apr. 25. Participants will paddle from Baldwin Beach to Kanaha Beach Park. This is a day when female ocean enthusiasts of all skill levels celebrate and unite. The non-competitive event embraces power in numbers, environmental and social progress. The post-event beach festival […]

St. Anthony Grade School’s Fun Daze Bazaar

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Support St. Anthony Grade School this Saturday, Apr. 25, during its annual Fun Daze Bazaar. The day features ono grinds, including St. Joseph’s malasadas, laulau, chow fun and tacos. Stroll the country store and shop the silent and live auctions and rummage sale. Keiki can participate in games and face-painting. 9am-8pm. St. Anthony Grade School (1627A Mill […]

Carden Academy of Maui Jamboree

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Carden Academy of Maui invites you to a cozy country night out this Saturday, Apr. 25, at Oskie Rice Polo Field. Grab your paniolo boots and bring your appetite for a BBQ dinner by Three’s Bar & Grill. There will also be dancing under the stars to Country Knights. Shop the silent auction and enjoy cocktails by local […]

‘Cowspiracy’ Screening at Down to Earth

Cowspiracy movie. courtesy of FB.

Down to Earth Maui will screen the feature-length documentary Cowspiracy: The Sustainability Secret this Saturday, Apr. 25. The film concerns large-scale factory farming and its effect on our environment. Be warned: the filmmakers lift the veil on considerable deforestation, extinction and loss. Free. 7pm. Down to Earth (305 Dairy Rd, Kahului); 808-947-3249, Downtoearth.org/events/6211 -Marina Satoafaiga (@sandtothecity) Photo courtesy of […]

Kumu Kahua Theatre presents ‘Shoyu on Rice’ @MauiArtsCulture Center

Joanna Mills. Jim Aina. Kat Nakano. Courtesy of Shoyu on Rice

Honolulu’s Kumu Kahua Theatre presents Scot Izuka’s Shoyu on Rice this Friday and Saturday (Apr. 24 & 25) at The Maui Arts and Cultural Center. Set in the mid 1980s, the play takes place at an all-boys school and unravels the dynamic between Hawaii’s Pidgin English and an outsider’s adjustment period. Will the Kansas native […]

Free Spay, Neuter or Zeuter clinic for Dogs at Maui Humane Society

Puppy Recovery. Courtesy of Maui Humane Society

This Tuesday and Thursday Maui Humane Society (MHS) is offering free spay/neuter/zeuter clinic for dogs. In conjunction with Animal Balance, MHS will aim to sterilize 100 dogs per day. Interested dog owners will need to book a morning or afternoon appointment. Serviced dogs will also receive a free microchip, vaccine and county license valued at between […]

Makana by Moonlight @MauiArtsCulture Center

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The Maui Arts and Cultural Center Solo Session Series presents Makana this Friday at the Yokouchi Pavilion. The acclaimed slack key guitarist continues to evolve his sound as well as his fan base. Rooted in traditional Hawaiian slack key, Makana’s sound fuses blues, rock and bluegrass. Indulge in two full sets of his musical talent. $27 […]

Earth Day Jam at University of Hawaii Maui College

Earth Day. Courtesy of UH Maui College Facebook.

Jam out on Earth Day at UH Maui College‘s Kupa’a 104 this Wednesday. Following tradition, the school opens its music classes the week of Earth Day so the public can jam during several opportunities throughout the day. Additionally, there will be a tree planting ceremony and blessing, games and live music. The day will begin with a multi-instrument […]

Maui Film Festival premieres ‘PLANETARY: Connect to Something Bigger’

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  For Earth Day, the Maui Film Festival presents PLANETARY: Connect to Something Bigger at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center. A cross-continental cinematic journey into our species’ past and future, Mother Earth has never been more breathtaking. Featuring interviews with environmentalists, astronauts, authors and anthropologists, the documentary explores landscapes from the Himalayas to Tokyo. A portion of proceeds […]

MauiTime’s Maui Movie Theaters & Showtimes | April 16th-22nd, 2015

NEW THIS WEEK CHILD 44 – R – Drama/Thriller – A disgraced military policeman investigates a series of child murders in Stalin’s Soviet Union. Stars Noomi Rapace, Tom Hardy and Gary Oldman. 137 min. MONKEY KINGDOM – G – Documentary – Tina Fey narrates this Disney Nature documentary about a monkey family. 81 min. PAUL […]

MauiTime’s Maui Calendar of Events | April 16th-22nd, 2015

Record Store Day. Courtesy of Request Music

BIG SHOWS ON MAUI ALOHA MAUI MUSIC FESTIVAL – Sat, Apr 18. Support aspiring musicians during the Aloha Maui Music Festival at the Maui Nui Botanical Gardens in Kahului. A benefit for The Institute of Hawaiian Music, the event theme is “Aloha ‘Ia Nō ‘O Maui” (Maui is truly beloved). The entertainment lineup includes George […]

THE LONGEST RIDE New Movie Review

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I like to imagine Nicholas Sparks sitting at his laptop, getting bored with writing and deciding to spice up his latest novel by killing off his main characters. There’s no point in pretending to be a fan, so allow me to be blunt: the man kills off more characters with sadistic glee than Stephen King […]

Expedia launches ‘Share Aloha’ essay contest for Maui County students

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Expedia travel service and its team of bloggers—known as Viewfinders—is reaching out to Maui youth for writings they can use to promote our island as a travel destination. To do this, Expedia has launched a “Share Aloha” essay contest that is open to Maui County students in grades 6-12. Expedia’s Viewfinder team is coming to Maui and […]

Don’t forget the annual Manga and Art Drawing Contest at the upcoming Maui Matsuri Festival

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Art contest! Japanese art! Manga! It’s for the upcoming 15th annual Maui Matsuri Festival, to be held on Saturday, May 16 at the University of Hawaii Maui College Pilina Building Student Lounge. The contest (sponsored by Ben Franklin Maui and the 11th so far) will have two categories–traditional Japanese art and Manga. Judging will take place across three […]

Maui Earth Day Festival at Keopuolani Park Amphitheater

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Nothing says celebrating the wonders of the Earth like two musical stages, food booths, a farmers market and a keiki parade. All that and more is scheduled for the 18th annual Earth Day Festival at the Keopuolani Park Amphitheater this Sunday. Musical acts include the Haiku Hillbillys, The Luminaries and Gail Swanson (go online for […]

The Comedy Kahunas at Three’s Bar and Grill

The Comedy Kahunas. Courtesy of Facebook Page

This Sunday, The Comedy Kahunas premieres at Three’s Bar & Grill in Kihei. The unscripted show features Matt Brass, Kevin Curry, Victoria McGee, Chris Rose, Kristi Scott, Karen Stavash, Josef Shapiro and Sharyn Stone. The cast consists of a singer, seasoned improv comedians, teachers and producers, and they’re anything but boring. With the help of an interactive audience, everything is […]