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 […]

Record Store Day at Request Music

Record Store Day. Courtesy of Request Music

Request Music invites you to shop special vinyl releases on Record Store Day this Saturday. Enjoy live DJ sets and win giveaways. Don’t miss out on the in-store specials. Whether you’re into roots, Reggae or rock, take advantage of Request’s large and varied inventory. Request Music (10 N. Market St., Wailuku); 808-244-9315, Requestshawaii.com -Marina Satoafaiga (@sandtothecity) […]

Beats Bazaar will Remix The Earth at Casanova

Jerome James. Courtesy of Beatz Bazaar. Remix The Earth

Beats Bazaar returns this Saturday to Casanova to Remix the Earth. Featuring Los Angeles hip hop artist Luminaries along with Jerome James and Ajna Nirvana, a portion of proceeds from the evening will benefit Shaka Movement. Douglas Deboer will deliver your VJ needs with live art by Melissa Bruck and face painting by Rachel Deboer. $15. 9:30pm-1:30am. Casanova (1188 Makawao Ave.); 808-572-0220, Casanovamaui.com -Marina Satoafaiga (@sandtothecity) […]

11th Annual Hoolaulea at Kamehameha Schools Maui

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Hele mai to Kamehameha Schools Maui High School‘s 11th annual Ho’olaule’a at its Pukalani campus. Enjoy Merrie Monarch Festival performers like Keali’i Reichel, Hālau Nā Lei Kaumaka o Uka Kumu Hula Napua Greig and more. Engage with cultural practitioners, stroll the country store and fill up on tasty treats, all while supporting KHS Maui Project Graduation and educational scholarships. […]

Aloha Maui Music Festival at Maui Nui Botanical Gardens

Mailani. Courtesy of  Louise Lambert.Aloha Maui Music Fesstival

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 Kahumoku Jr., Mailani, students of the Institute of Hawaiian Music, Kenneth Makuakāne, Nā […]

Paula Fuga at the @MauiArtsCulture Center

Paula Fuga. Courtesy of MACC

Maui Arts and Cultural Center’s Solo Sessions presents songbird Paula Fuga this Saturday for an intimate performance. A self-proclaimed cultural ambassador, Fuga’s upbeat attitude and recollection of the past continues to motivate music that inspires positive change. Having shared the stage with Jack Johnson and Ziggy Marley, Fuga continues to travel and perform extensively. $30-45. 7:30pm. Maui […]

Chinese Kite Festival at the Wo Hing Museum and North Beach

Kite Festival on Wo Hing Lawn. Courtesy of Lahaina Restoration Foundation

The Lahaina Restoration Foundation (LRF) explores the world of kites this Friday and Saturday during their Chinese Kite Festival at the Wo Hing Museum and Kaanapali’s North Beach. The celebration on Friday at the museum will highlight cultural arts, kite-making, stunt flying, tea brewing and more. Indulge in cultural favorites, including steamed manapua with beef brisket, pork hash, stir-fried vegetables and almond […]

Watch ‘The Penguins of Madagascar’ for free at the @MauiArtsCulture Center

Penguins of Madagascar. Courtesy of IMDB

Cozy up with your keiki during the Starry Night Cinema at the Maui Arts and Cultural Center. They’ll be showing Dreamworks’ 2014 picture The Penguins of Madagascar. Follow as Skipper, Kowalski, Rico and Private save the world from Dr. Octavius Brine. Bring your beach chairs and enjoy family friendly festivities. Food will be available for purchase. Free. […]