11th annual Steve Cooney Surf Contest at Hookipa Beach Park


The 11th annual Steve Cooney Surf Contest returns to Ho`okipa Beach Park this Saturday, Oct. 10. Honoring the legacy of the late Steve Cooney, the contest hosts several age divisions along with an “Invitational Air Show” that gives contestants a chance to show off their aerial maneuvers. Divisions include Mini Groms (7 and under), Menehune (8-10), Boys (11-13), […]

Cafe Mambo adds a few authentic tastes of Italy to Paia

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Heading up Baldwin Avenue recently, I noticed some new menu items on the board outside of Cafe Mambo, which piqued my curiosity. Lasagne? Tiramisu? Mambo was going Mediterranean and I had to go check it out. Turns out Cafe Mambo has new Italian owners, Alfredo and Daniela Signoretti, who are from Rome. They aren’t interested in changing […]

Skull Fest at Charley’s Restaurant and Saloon in Paia

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It’s time for the second annual Skull Fest, which takes place this Saturday, Sept. 26 at Charley’s Restaurant & Saloon. It’s a fundraiser for the Paia Youth & Cultural Center and the evening will feature live music from Echoes Maui, The B.A.D.S. and Sicnickles. Don your best skull gear and enter for a chance to win giveaways. $12. 9pm. Charley’s (142 […]

Vinyl Frontier at Charley’s Restaurant and Saloon


This Friday, Sept. 11, flashback to the Vinyl Frontier with four Maui DJs in the mix at Charley’s Restaurant & Saloon in Paia. DJ Blast, DJ Boomshot, DJ Irie Dole and DJ Skinnyguy will play records with no help from laptops. Enjoy an evening dedicated to vintage vinyl in all its glory. 21+. 10pm. $5 before 11pm / […]

Comedian Brad Williams at Charley’s Restaurant and Saloon


The Maui Comedy Festival‘s Summer Series of Comedy presents actor/comedian Brad Williams this Thursday, Sept. 10 at Charley’s Restaurant & Saloon in Paia. He’s shared the stage with Carlos Mencia and Jim Jeffries, and he’s also wrangled appearances on The Tonight Show, Jimmy Kimmel Live and Pitboss. Fun Size, Williams’ one-hour comedy special on Showtime, debuted as one of the highest […]

Benefit for future Maui engineers at Flatbread Co.


Grab dinner at Flatbread Company this Tuesday, Sept. 8 and a portion of pizza sales will benefit the Hawaii Society of Professional Engineers (HSPE)’s Maui Chapter. Proceeds will contribute to HSPE’s math competitions as well as the island’s future engineers. Treat yourself to Flatbread’s wood-fired pies, boasting locally grown and organic ingredients. 5-10pm. Flatbread Company (89 Hana Hwy., […]

International Go Topless Day at Rainbow Park


Nip slips are now a symbol of our equal rights under the U.S. Constitution. Following the men who took to the beaches of Atlantic City in 1935 and proclaimed their right to expose their pecs, the women of Maui will celebrate International Go Topless Day at Rainbow Park in Paia this Sunday, Aug. 23 from 3pm to 5pm. And […]

DJ JAMAL at Charley’s Restaurant and Saloon

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Get in the mix with San Francisco’s drum and bass scene’s preeminent DJ JAMAL this Friday, Aug. 14 at Charley’s. With more than a decade on the electronic music scene, JAMAL has been associated with Commercial Suicide, Project 51 and Stamina Sundays. Joining him in will be DJs Matos + Lovelace and Boomshot & Olivia Foxglove. 21+. 9:30 pm. $5 […]

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Quizunderstood: How well do you know the Trans Pacific Partnership protests on Kaanapali Beach?


1. During the July 29 protests on Ka‘anapali Beach against the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) talks, activists claim they broke the world record for unified sounding of a conch shell. About how many people participated, according to activists? A. 300 B. 350 C. 400 D. 450 E. 500 2. On July 31, the County of […]

Maui Pranksters’ tribute to Jerry Garcia and The Grateful Dead


Celebrate the life and music of Jerry Garcia & The Grateful Dead with the Maui Pranksters this Saturday, Aug. 1 at Charley’s. The “The Days Between” show will feature the Maui Pranksters’ psychedelic, jam rock. Inspired by Jerry Garcia and Grateful Dead songs, the group continue on this North Shore tradition. 21+ 10pm. $10. Charley’s Restaurant and […]

Glen Simkins of Coconut Glen’s Celebrates National Ice Cream Day with a Scavenger Hunt in Paia

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National Ice Cream Day has always been an important day for Glen Simkins. The team at his farm that grows the ingredients used in his Coconut Glen’s vegan ice cream celebrate every third Sunday in July with a scavenger hunt on the property. This year, Simkins–“Coconut Glen” himself–wants to share this special day and tradition […]

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Rockin’ Food and Beer Festival


  Rock & Brews Paia and Maui Brewing Co. invite you to a special party this Saturday, July 11. It’s called the Rockin’ Food and Beer Festival, and it’s a benefit for the Maui Food Bank. Guests can sample 10 Maui Brewing Co. brews and dishes from Rock & Brews kitchen. Special guests include KISS frontman Paul Stanley and […]

Paia Obon Dance Festival


The island-wide Obon Dance Festival continues with a stop at the Paia Mantokuji Mission this Friday, July 10 and 11. Rooted in Buddhist practice, the festival honors ancestors with ritual food offerings, lantern lighting and dance. The festival has evolved into a Japanese cultural event, complete with colorful celebration, local food, music and more. Free. 6pm service. […]

Farmers Market In Paia

Island grown fruit smoothies, coconut water and fresh juices. Organically grown Maui fruits and veggies. Produce Boxes available. Support your local farmers at One Love market at the Historic Paia Train Station