Friday, Jan. 30: Gavinchi Album Release Party at Casanova

This Friday, Reggae fans near and far are invited to celebrate Gavinchi Brown’s album release party at Casanova in Makawao. The Jamaican singer has shared the stage with music legends like The Beatles, Barrington Levy, Willie Nelson, Toots Hibbert and Katchafire. Adding to the evening’s festivities will be DJ Irie Dole, Teomon and special guests. $15. 9:45pm. Casanova […]

This Sunday, Jan. 4: Mana’o Upcountry Sundays

Mana’o Upcountry Sundays presents an acoustic performance by the Americana group Troll Garcia Band this Sunday at Casanova in Makawao. Joining the lineup will be Brown Chicken Brown Cow members Justin Morris and Matt Del Olmo, as well as singer/songwriter Drew Martin. If you can’t make it, stream the performance live! Proceeds at the event will […]

This Friday, Nov. 21: Adrian Xavier and The Mirage

Continue Makawao Third Friday festivities at Casanova with Reggae and tribal beats by Seattle’s Adrian Xavier and The Mirage. Rooted in messages of social change and environmental sustainability, Xavier’s repertoire dabbles in genres ranging from folk to hip-hop. The Mirage blends the talents of musical trio Ajna (vocals), Sanada (flute,) and J.C (synth scapes). $10 advanced. […]

MauiTime talks story with Giovanni Cappelli on Casanova’s captivating 25 years in Makawao

The restaurant business on Maui can be ruthless. You open, you’re hot, then three months later you’re not and you’re gone. Some go the distance, but not many. This weekend, the Upcountry Italian dining and dancing establishment known as Casanova celebrates 25 years Upcountry with a float in the Makawao Rodeo Parade. Owner Giovanni Cappelli said everyone’s invited to […]

This Friday, May 16: Inna Vision at Casanova

Head over to Casanova after the Makawao Town Party for a special Inna Vision. Making great music since 2005, the group has released three full-length albums and have collaborated with a myriad of musicians. The evening will also feature Teomon, Universoul Messenjah and Rootz N Creation. Master of ceremonies Irie Dole will keep the party going. $10 (before […]

This Friday, May 16: Makawao Third Friday


  The third Friday of the month has arrived and that means Makawao is throwing a pa’ina! Locals and tourist alike are welcome to enjoy live entertainment, shop merchants and savor the unique flavors of this paniolo town. Grab dinner at Polli’s, catch Inna Vision at Casanova and discover Makawao’s charm. Slow down and take a moment […]

MauiTime Best of Maui BEST ITALIAN FOOD: Casanova #BOM2013

Best Italian Food Casanova This bastion of late night lifestyle in Makawao is also our readers’ choice for the best place on the island to get best Italian food. Open for 26 years, Casanova offers fine dining during the earlier hours of the evening. There you can sit down with one of their wines over […]

This Sunday, May 12: Mother’s Day

Photo Courtesy of Makena Beach and Golf Resort We’ve got the mother-load of hot spots to treat the special lady in your life! Treat mom to a day of ono grinds with a side of rest and relaxation. Whether she is a early riser or late starter, eateries islandwide want to help you cater to her […]