Saturday, Jan. 31: Children’s World Fair

ROOTS School presents the third annual Children’s World Fair this Saturday at Makawao Union Church. Gather the ohana for an afternoon celebrating community and culture. Stroll the international fair, sample an array of flavors and shop the silent auction. You can also keep your keiki busy with games, crafts and face-painting. The proceeds from the day will […]

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 […]

Thursday, Jan. 29: Native Bee Talk

Want to catch up on the latest buzz? Good, because this Thursday, the Friends of Haleakala National Park (FHNP) is hosting biologist Raina Kaholoa’a and Dr. Karl Magnacca. They’ll discuss Hawaii’s native bee species (there are 62 of them). They’ll talk about invasive species, too. Free. 7pm. Hannibal Tavares Community Center, pool-side Multi-Purpose Room (90 Pukalani St, Makawao); 808-878-8015, -Marina Satoafaiga […]

This Friday, Jan. 16: Makawao Third Friday


Rock out to The Minorities, Smoked Solid Diary and Silver Serenity (Krank Cycles) during 2015’s first Makawao Third Friday. Known for its paniolo culture and small town charm, Makawao’s town party offers kama’aina and visitors alike a wide selection crafters, community and celebration. Here’s a great chance to slow down and take a moment to […]

This Wednesday, Jan. 14: Chop Suey Jazz Orchestra at Makawao Library

The 19-piece Chop Suey Jazz Orchestra will put on a concert at the Makawao Public Library this Wednesday. They’re known for upbeat, contemporary big band Jazz arrangements, so the whole family is invited to listen. Young children must be accompanied by a parent or caregiver. Request special accommodations ahead of time. Free. 6:30pm. Makawao Public Library (1159 Makawao […]

This Wednesday, Jan. 7: Google Workshop at Makawao Public Library

Internet and computer instructor Al Bayless returns to the Makawao Public Library this Wednesday to teach students how to “Google it.” Brush up on your web search skills as Bayless guides students in finding various topics online. Students must have a valid library card to access the Internet. Recommended for ages 12 and up. Free. 5:45pm check-in. 6-7:45pm. […]

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 […]

UPDATED: This Sunday, Jan 4: Christmas Tree Recycling

[Ed. Note: I updated this post on Dec. 29 to include info on the County of Maui’s tree recycling spots] Continue in the holiday cheer by recycling your by-now brown Christmas tree at Makawao Elementary School this Sunday. Between 9am to 2pm, the public is invited to bring their formerly live trees (no artificial trees) with all tinsel […]

This Saturday, Jan. 3: Solid Gold Featuring An-ten-nae at Casanova

This Saturday, Solid Gold featuring An-ten-nae will be at Casanova in Makawao. Known for his “acid crunk” mix, An-ten-nae brings Maui a fusion of dubstep electronica. Guests will be able to enjoy performances by Oriel Poole, DJ Sweet Beets, CHUNX and pole performances by Athena. $20. 9:30pm. Casanova (1188 Baldwin Ave., Makawao), -Marina Satoafaiga (@sandtothecity) Photo courtesy […]