This Sunday, Jan. 18: Maui Oceanfront Marathon

The seventh annual Maui Oceanfront Marathon returns this Sunday. Runners can choose between a Half Marathon, 15k, 10K or 5k and an hour-head start Marathon Walk from Wailea to Lahaina’s Kamehameha Iki Park. The course will be lined with aid stations and entertainment. As usual, various nonprofits and schools will benefit from the proceeds. An award ceremony at Kamehameha […]

This Saturday, Jan. 10: The Hyundai Hope on Wheels 5K Run/Walk

The Hyundai Hope on Wheels 5K run/walk returns to Ka’anapali this Saturday. A part of the Hyundai Tournament of Champions PGA Tour, the event takes participants through Ka’anapali Parkway and Keka’a Road, beginning and ending in front of Whalers Village. Grab your whole ohana–including the family dog!–for a morning of fun under the sun. Proceeds will benefit […]

This Friday, Jan. 9: Lahaina Second Friday Town Party

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Head west for Lahaina Second Friday Town Party this Friday. There are candlelight tours at the historic Baldwin Home Museum (6-8:30pm) and Wo Hing Museum, gallery fun during Friday Night Art Night and unique flavors found on restaurant row. Visitors and kama’aina alike are welcome to enjoy champagne and live music at any participating gallery. Be sure to stop […]

Wednesday, Dec. 31: New Years Cocktail Cruise

Celebrate the new year at sea with Pacific Whale Foundation’s starlight cruise this Wednesday. Live island-style music, ono appetizers and up to three complimentary cocktails for adults 21 and over await those looking for a New Years celebration fit for Maui. No party is complete without a champagne toast at midnight! There are two sailing options: 10:15pm and […]

Eh Nice Driver!

Mahalo to big strong braddah who pulled over for me when my Crossfire broke down going into Lahaina! All 106 pounds of me was having a lot of trouble pushing my two ton-car out of the road when you pulled over like a knight and saved the day. I didn’t get to say thank you […]

Saturday, Dec. 20: Chino LaForge at the Maui Theatre

Stretch your cheek muscles and brace yourself for Power Up Comedy’s Chino LaForge this Saturday at the Maui Theatre. The show will feature Sonny Dennis and will open with performances from Isaiah Izzy Coatney, Vince Foti, Corky Gardner and Chris Rose. Voted Maui’s Best Comedian two consecutive years in a row, Chino LaForge has been a pioneer in […]

Friday, Dec. 19: Santa Arrives at Ka’anapali Beach

Here comes Santa Claus on an outrigger canoe, complete with his paddling reindeer! Kama’aina and visitors alike are invited to welcome Santa when he comes ashore at Ka’anapali Beach this Friday (he’ll land in front of Hula Grill). Bring your camera and snap a photo with the Jolly Old Saint Nicholas. Keiki will be able to decorate […]

LHS Concert Band and Concert Choir at Lahaina Gateway

Join Lahaina Gateway as they host Lahainaluna High School Concert Band and Concert Choir for a beautiful Christmas music concert, on Friday December 12, from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Free event, monetary donations welcome. Limited seating for 75, bring your own low back chairs if you wish. Bring an unwrapped toy to donate to local […]

UPDATED: Peter Lik Sells ‘Most Expensive Photograph In History’

[NOTE: I added the final paragraph on Dec. 15 to take into account later reaction to the sale from one art critic.] A public relations firm is calling it “the most expensive photograph in history,” and it may very well be exactly that. Today, Peter Lik–the famous shooter who has galleries all over the world, […]

Saturday, Dec. 13: Thelma Houston at the Maui Theatre

Maui Pride and the Epstein Family Foundation are presenting musical legend Thelma Houston this Saturday at the Maui Theatre. Recall the era of Nat King Cole with Houston’s soulful Motown lyrics. Houston won the Grammy for the Best Female R&B Vocal Performance for her rendition of “Don’t Leave Me This Way.” The evening will also feature Shea Derrick. Meet and Greet […]

This Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 6-7: Lighting of Lahaina Banyan Tree

Celebrate 17 years of the lighting of Lahaina’s historic Banyan Tree this Saturday and Sunday. Get into the holiday spirit with Santa Claus (2pm), cookie decorating, photo ops with the Hawaiian snowman (4pm) and the tree’s lighting ceremony (6:30pm). The community choir will warm up the mood with carols while a local hero, Uncle Harold Kaniho, […]

This Friday and Saturday, Dec. 5-6: Reggae on The Rock

Skank to the beat of Reggae artists The Steppas, New Kingston and Fortunate Youth this Friday and Saturday during Reggae on the Rock. Friday’s show at Mulligans on the Blue will include Kanoa of Maui’s Gomega and DJ Irie Dole. Continuing the series on Saturday will be MC Kamikaze and DJ Big Mike a Lulu’s in […]

THANKSGIVING EVE PARTY @ LULUS LAHAINA (FREE COVER)

It’s Thanksgiving eve…come rage before you eat that turkey. Free Cover all night long. DJ’s Big Mike & Kamikaze live in the video mix making you move. Insane drink specials at the bar. It’s definitely the place to be tonight.

Friday, Nov. 28: Pint Night for the Birds

Maui Brewing Company and the Maui Forest Bird Recovery Project are doing another Pint Night For The Birds this Friday. Enjoy a brew or two and give back to MFRB’s efforts at helping the recovery of Maui’s endangered bird species. The brewery commits half its house beer sales to the local organization. 6pm-10pm. Maui Brewing Company (4405 Honoapi’ilani Hwy., […]

Maui Police Arrest Just Four–FOUR!–People During Lahaina Halloween Bash

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You read that right: about 30,000 people showed up in Lahaina on Friday night for the annual Halloween street party-festival-thing, and the Maui PD arrested just four people, all adult males. Four. Their crimes, in no particular order, were outstanding bench warrant/resisting arrest, disorderly conduct, promoting a detrimental drug III and operating a vehicle under […]

Maui Police Arrest Just Four

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You read that right: about 30,000 people showed up in Lahaina on Friday night for the annual Halloween street party-festival-thing, and the Maui PD arrested just four people, all adult males. Four. Their crimes, in no particular order, were outstanding bench warrant/resisting arrest, disorderly conduct, promoting a detrimental drug III and operating a vehicle under […]