46th annual Barrio Festival


Binhi At Ani presents the 46th annual Barrio Fiesta this Friday and Saturday, May 22-23. Celebrating Filipino heritage and history, the two-day event will feature Filipino cuisine, cultural demonstrations and contests. The coronation of Ms. Barrio Fiesta 2015 will take place on Friday night and there will be a Little Miss Barrio fiesta on Saturday night. This […]

Blossoms for the Brave


Commemorate Memorial Day by giving back during Kaunoa Senior Center’s annual Blossoms for the Brave lei-making event this Friday, May 22 at the Kalana O Maui building in Wailuku. The public is invited to help string and collect 2,700 leis, which will be placed on the grave at the Maui Veteran’s Cemetery. Join Mayor Alan […]

Heart 2 Heart Support Group


Have you experienced a heart attack? Do you have a loved one living with heart disease? This Thursday, May 14, meet with others who share your journey at the Heart 2 Heart Support Group. Swap stories and hear from others with similar experiences. Free. 5:30-7pm. Maui Memorial Medical Center Education & Training Class Room (lobby level) […]

“Paws” for Reading at Wailuku Library

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Take a moment for reading with your keiki, even better, have your keiki read to an assistance dog! Assistance Dogs of Hawaii, a non-profit organization that provides people with physical disabilities specially-trained dogs to assist them in living more independent lives, will present the program. Reading to a Therapy Dog can help build a keiki’s reading […]

MaiTai Maui Tech Night at Maui Tropical Plantation


Maui Bloom is hosting MaiTai Maui Tech Night in partnership with Product Hunt this Wednesday, May 13, at The Maui Tropical Plantation. The evening will feature the MTN2015 Pitch Competition in which five of Hawaii’s most promising startups will compete for access to Product Hunt’s digital network and office space with Real Office Centers Honolulu. Meet fellow entrepreneurs while […]

Portuguese Cultural Club Festa at Iao Valley

Portuguese Cultural Club Festa

The Maui Portuguese Cultural Club hosts its annual Festa this Saturday, May 9, at the Portuguese Heritage Garden in Iao Valley. You can buy homemade jams, pickles, traditional bread, crafts and plants. Lunch will feature Portuguese Caldo Verde soup and Azorean grown tea. Proceeds from lunch sales will benefit college scholarships awarded to teens of Portuguese […]

AARP Shredding and Food Drive


The AARP wants to shred your unwanted files this Saturday in exchange for a food donation (not required) to the Maui Food Bank. Start your spring cleaning while giving back to the community. The public is allotted up to four boxes of old tax forms, bank statements and other sensitive papers for convenient and confidential on-site destruction. 8am-noon. […]

Lei Day at the Bailey House Museum and @MauiArtsCultural Center

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May Day is Lei Day in Hawaii and the Bailey House Museum and Maui Arts and Cultural Center want to celebrate with you. The Bailey House will have special exhibits, cultural demonstrations and guest speakers (10am-4pm; free). You can also learn to string floral lei to the live tunes of Walter and Luana Kawaiae’a. Following sunset, head […]

Maui OnStage presents ‘Brighton Beach Memoirs’

Zeb Mehring. Courtesy of Brett Wulfson.

Maui OnStage presents Neil Simon’s classic Brighton Beach Memoirs this Friday at the Iao Theater. It follows a Polish-Jewish teenager’s journey to find his identity amidst the chaos of his family. Catch the Tony Award-winning play, which was one of the longest running of its kind. Note: this production is double-casted and will rotate shows. PG-13 with mild adult […]

Jill Engledow talks self-publishing at the Wailuku Public Library

Jill Engledow. Courtesy of Hawaii State Public Library System.

Author and former Maui News reporter/editor Jill Engledow will host a talk on self-publishing this Thursday at the Wailuku Public Library. She will break down how technology can help authors publish and distribute their own books. Engledow has written several books on Maui history, and has experience in both traditional publishing and releasing self-published e-versions of her work. Free. 6:30pm. […]

Katarina Kress is the new baker at Wailuku Coffee Company

Katarina Kress new Baker at Wailuku Coffee Company

My morning coffee habit has lately been getting tempted and tested by lots of new delicious pastries at Wailuku Coffee Company. Coconut chocolate chip scones, Nutella cheesecakes, gluten-free berry lemon muffins, vegan whoopie pie, brie foccacia, herbed popovers, blueberry crumble and fudgey brownies. There’s a whole new selection of goodies everyday. I had to figure […]

Special movie screening at The Mill House


  Brew & View presents a special movie screening at this Saturday, Apr. 25 at The Mill House. Due to “licensing agreements,” the Mill House can’t actually mention the name of the movie, but here’s a hint: it involves a famous treasure hunter searches for the lost ark. So bring your blankets, beach chairs and buddies […]

St. Anthony Grade School’s Fun Daze Bazaar

St. Anthony

Support St. Anthony Grade School this Saturday, Apr. 25, during its annual Fun Daze Bazaar. The day features ono grinds, including St. Joseph’s malasadas, laulau, chow fun and tacos. Stroll the country store and shop the silent and live auctions and rummage sale. Keiki can participate in games and face-painting. 9am-8pm. St. Anthony Grade School (1627A Mill […]

Story and Craft Hour at Maui Ocean Center

Courtesy of Maui Ocean Center. The Hawaiian Aquarium

Explore the shores with your keiki this Saturday, Apr. 25, during Maui Ocean Center’s Story & Craft hour. Recommended for keiki ages 3-12, an Ocean Naturalist will share a story followed by an ocean-themed activity. Meet at the Hawaiians and the Sea exhibit. Included with Aquarium Admission. 11:30am. Maui Ocean Center (192 Ma’alaea Rd.), Mauioceancenter.com […]

Record Store Day at Request Music

Record Store Day. Courtesy of Request Music

Request Music invites you to shop special vinyl releases on Record Store Day this Saturday. Enjoy live DJ sets and win giveaways. Don’t miss out on the in-store specials. Whether you’re into roots, Reggae or rock, take advantage of Request’s large and varied inventory. Request Music (10 N. Market St., Wailuku); 808-244-9315, Requestshawaii.com -Marina Satoafaiga (@sandtothecity) […]

Defend yourself at Maui Ki Aikido and Meditation

Curtis Sensei. Courtesy of Maui Ki-Aikido

Prepare to defend yourself this Saturday at Maui Ki Aikido in Wailuku. This special, two-hour course for the public from Christopher Curtis Sensei will feature basic form, tips for remaining aware of your environment and introduce simple self-defense techniques. Students will also explore meditation practices. Teens and adults welcome. $10. 10am-12pm. Maui Ki Aikido (194 S. Market St., […]