Free Comic Book Day events on Maui

Courtesy of The Plaid Avenger

Celebrate Free Comic Book Day this Saturday at two Maui libraries and at Maui Comics & Collectibles in Kahului while supplies last. The Kahului Public Library and Lahaina Public Library will give out free comic books to those who show a valid Hawaii State Public Library System card. Readers can choose from popular series including Avengers, Pokemon, Teenage […]

Jim Smith

Catch wood and glass artist Jim Smith in action as he works his magic on some of his pieces. Talk stories and get to know him through his art pieces.

2015 ‘Aipono Awards to benefit Maui Culinary Academy


Maui No Ka Oi Magazine presents the 2015 ‘Aipono Restaurant Awards this Sunday, Apr. 26, at the Sheraton Maui Resort. It’s an evening honoring distinguished restaurant and hospitality professionals, with Maui locals and visitors alike having voted on the award recipients (Chef of the Year will be voted on by fellow chefs). The Gala reception will […]

Victoria Wundram

Catch watercolorist Victoria in action as she works her magic on some of her pieces.

Maui Hawaiian Steel Guitar Festival at the Kaanapali Beach Hotel

Joel Katz. Courtesy of Maui Steel Guitar FB

The seventh annual Maui Hawaiian Steel Guitar Festival is returning to the Ka’anapali Beach Hotel. It runs this Friday through Sunday. Headliners include Alan Akaka, Jeff Au Hoy, Bobby Ingano, Ross Kaaa, Joel Katz and Geri Valdriz. Bring your own instruments for open jam sessions, partake in lei making and shake your hips during hula lessons. Kathy Collins will serve as […]

Eh jerk Front Street restaurant server!


To the waiter at the Front Street restaurant who recently served us: I understand that you don’t  like working when the cruise ship’s in town. But not everyone’s from the ship. I’m from Kihei and was bringing some (non-cruise ship) guests to your restaurant. One of my friends asked you to take a picture of […]

Benny Uyetake

Jazz at the Cat

Jazz at the Cat at Captain Jack’s Island Grill

Peter D

Peter D at Captain Jack’s Island Grill

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 […]

Empty Bowl Project at Star Noodle

Empty Bowl Project. Courtesy of Star Noodle.

Star Noodle and the Maui Organization for the Ceramic Arts (MOCA) are presenting the fourth annual Empty Bowl Project. Ceramic artists and local schools handcrafted ceramic bowls, which will be sold with proceeds benefiting the Maui Food Bank and Hale Mahaolu. This year’s theme, “Across the street food,” will carry through the evening’s culinary flavors. Buy a bowl and […]

Will Hartzag

Will Hartzag at Captain Jack’s Island Grill

Saturday, April 11: Ultimate Cocktail Showdown

This Saturday, five finalists from Hawaii and one representing the greater U.S. will face off in the Ultimate Cocktail Showdown. Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa and OCEAN Organic Vodka have partnered so that each finalist will be paired with a celebrity chef and a Maui-based nonprofit organization. Guests, along with a panel of judges, will vote for […]

Bob Hoenig and Victoria Wundrum

Bob has been working in ceramics on Maui since 1991. His focus is original, functional stoneware pottery with a tropical theme (turtles bowls, sushi plates, platters and tiles). He also creates one of a kind pieces utilizing the sgrafitto technique (Italian meaning “to etch or scratch”). All sgrafitto pieces (bowls, plates, platters, tiles) are individually […]

Terri Saunders

Catch chain Maille Jewelry Artist Terri Saunders as she works her magic on her pieces. Talk stories and hang out!

Community Work Day this Saturday at the Wahikuli Rain Garden

This Saturday, join West Maui Kumuwai at the Wahikuli Rain Garden in Ka’anapali for a community work day. The first rain garden of its kind, it positions native plants to receive, treat and infiltrate runoff from impervious surfaces. Volunteers will pull weeds, spread mulch and provide general care for these native plants. Water and snacks will […]