The Matagi Trio plays the Baldwin Home Museum lawn this Thursday

The Lahaina Restoration Foundation is presenting Matagi this Thursday at the Baldwin Home Museum. Comprising ‘ukulele player Marvin Tevaga, guitarist Kalani Miles and bass player Kimo Brehm, Matagi–much like its Samoan translation “wind”–is ever morphing. From weddings to baby first birthdays, this trio entertains Maui in all sorts of ways. Chairs are limited and blankets, mats and low beach chairs […]

Talking story with author Wayne Moniz about Hawaii’s hidden Civil War history

It was a very bloody war. Today, most historians simply call it “the Civil War,” but it was anything but. From 1861 to 1865, nearly 3 million Americans fought in it, and more than 750,000 died as a result of the fighting, though most (two-thirds) succumbed to disease rather than violence. Those who died amounted to […]

Staycation: Sheraton Maui Resort and Spa Maui Vacation Resorts


The Sheraton Maui’s claims to fame is that they were one of the first resorts in the Ka’anapali area and have put on a traditional cliff dive ceremony at sunset since 1963. Today, they’re trailblazing new menus, restaurants and nightlife scene, as well as hosting some of the best cocktail and foodie forward events this year. The resort recently added a […]

Quizunderstood: How well do you know bills passed out of the Hawaii House of Representatives?

1. On Mar. 6, the Hawaii House of Representatives’ Majority Office announced that more than a hundred bills had so far passed the House and would head to the state Senate. One of those bills was HB 133 HD1–what does this bill seek to do? A. Appropriates money for “micro apartment housing units.” B. Establishes […]

It’ll be festive at this Saturday’s Go For The Green St. Patrick’s Day shindig

The Rotary Club of Lahaina invites you to the green for their Go For The Green St. Patrick’s Day shindig at the Royal Lahaina Resort. A nine-hole shotgun scramble, registration (1:30pm) will kick off with a tailgate party complete with bagpipes, brews and pupus. A dinner and dance will follow. Proceeds will benefit the Rotary Club […]

Help Ka Lima O Maui at this month’s 2nd Friday Town Party in Lahaina


Head west for Lahaina Second Friday Town Party and Ka Lima O Maui’s dance benefit this Friday. Tourists and kama’aina alike are welcome to enjoy champagne and live music at any participating gallery on Front Street. Learn more about the Westside’s history with candlelight tours of the historic Baldwin Home Museum (6-8:30pm) and Wo Hing Museum. Be […]

Lahaina Arts Association offering partial scholarships Available to Maui County high school seniors

High school students interesting in art have an opportunity to submit their work for exhibition and consideration for a partial college scholarship. Next month, the Lahaina Arts Association will host its 37th annual Art Exhibit and Scholarship Contest for graduating high school seniors from Maui County. Interested students may enter one piece of work in each of […]

The Vegan and Vegetarian Sushi you have always dreamed of at Choice Health Bar in Lahaina Maui

Have you ever tried taking a vegan to a sushi dinner? Trust me: it’s hell. Most sushi is sublime, beautiful art, and though it does often contain vegetables, the raw fish, sticky white rice and bonito sauces are not so vegan-friendly. Now Chef Takashi Asakawa has brought his sushi expertise to Choice Health Bar in Lahaina, a truly organic, vegan-friendly […]

Celebrate Girls Day this Sunday with a brunch at the Kaanapali Beach Hotel

Celebrate the girls in your life with the Ka’anapali Beach Hotel’s Girls Day Champagne Brunch this Sunday. Hinamatsuri dolls will be on display while they serve a menu of traditional favorites. The Japanese Cultural Society will host demonstrations and hands-on activities. Bring the family for keiki kimono photographs, drum performances by Maui Taiko and miniature Ikebana flower […]

Drinking @MauiBrewCo beer this Friday night will help endangered Hawaiian monk seals

This Friday, when you sip beer at Maui Brewing Co, you’ll help save Hawaiian monk seals. That night, Maui Brewco will donate half of the evening’s house beer sales to the Monk Seal Foundation (MSF). A local nonprofit, MSF helps educate communities about Hawaii’s critically endangered monk seal population. Yes, drinking great beer will help wonderful, endangered seals–what’s not to love? 6-10pm. Maui Brewing Company […]

Free Kamakoa Lindsey-Asing and Piilani Arias concert at the Baldwin House

The Lahaina Restoration Foundation presents February’s Hawaiian Music Series concert this Thursday on the Baldwin Museum lawn. Big Island native Kamakoa Lindsey-Asing and Maui grown Pi‘ilani Arias will treat the audience to their modern takes on traditional island music. Limited seating is provided for kupuna. Bring blankets, mats and low beach chairs and enjoy some of Hawaii’s […]

Lahaina Restoration Foundation hosts Chinese New Year Celebration this Friday

Celebrate the lunar new year on Front Street this Friday at the Wo Hing Museum. The afternoon kicks off with an explanation of Chinese New Year, followed by a talk about jade, pottery and bronze tomb artifacts. There’s a Chinese calligraphy demonstration and another on Chinese knot tying (3-4pm). Indulge in traditional Chinese New Year foods available for […]

Whale Tales 2015 LAHAINA

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Curiosity, connection, and communication come together over President’s Day weekend as the public is invited to gather in the humpback whale breeding capital of the world to network and learn from world-renowned experts in whale research. Leading scientists, photographers, and conservationists headline the 9th Annual Whale Tales in Maui, Hawaii, a four-day educational and fundraising […]

THIS JUST IN: @TheMauiNewsHI reports bogus 1956 UFO sighting

Hey, I know The Maui News buries all their stories behind a paywall, but you might want to dig up 75 cents and a get a copy of today’s (Feb. 10, 2015) issue. The top story–I kid you not–is about how an unnamed woman in 1956 reported to the U.S. Air Force that she saw […]

Learn about marine research at Whale Tales 2015 this Friday through Monday

Learn, discuss and discover during Whales Tales 2015, which takes place this Friday through Monday. It’s a four-day educational series that will feature presentations, receptions and guided whale watches (proceeds benefit Whale Trust Maui). Guest speakers include sonar specialists, marine photographers, cinematographers and more. All are welcome to learn the newest in marine research and conservation efforts. Free. […]

Kick off Valentines Day weekend with Phys. Ed Rentals’ CD Release Party

Get your hip hop and punk rock fix this Friday with Phys. Ed Rentals’ CD Release Party at Paradise Grill. The Lamonts, DJ Love, DJ Del Sol, DJ Boomshot, Chief Wrong Horse, Master of the Universe and more will also join in. Dress as Cupid and get half off the cover charge. There will also be […]