Saturday, April 4: Amy and Willie K @MauiArtsCulture Center

This Saturday, Amy Hanaiali’i and Willie Kahaiali’i play the MACC’s Castle Theater. Following a sold-out reunion concert last fall, the duo’s CD release proved to be just what their fans were looking for. Amy’s deeply rooted background in music and theater arts complement Willie’s eclecticism in rock, jazz and the blues. $12-55. 7:30pm. The Maui Arts and Cultural […]

Saturday, Feb. 14: World Whale Day

This Saturday, the Pacific Whale Foundation is presenting the 35th annual World Whale Day. It starts with the Parade of Whales at 9am. The World Whale Day Festival takes place after the parade and includes performances from Henry Kapono, Willie K, Anuhea, George Kahumoku Jr., Ekolu, Dr. Nat & Rio Ritmo, Marty Dread and Manutea Nui E. Enjoy local flavors from Beach Bum’s, […]

This Sunday, Oct. 12: Maui ‘Ukulele Festival at the MACC

It’s time again for the Maui Ukulele Festival. This Sunday, you can enjoy ‘ukulele masters Sam Ahia, ‘AHAmele , Nick Acosta, Nelly & Daniel Baduria, Kamakakehau Fernandez, Paula Fuga, Raiatea Helm, The Hula Honeys, Richard Hoopi’i, Aidan James, Willie K, Andrew Molina, Brittni Paiva, Taimane, Tamlyn Tamura and  YOZA. Up and coming ukulele artists from Kalama Intermediate […]

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Willie K at Kimo’s

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Willie K at Mulligan’s on the Blue

This Tuesday, July 8: Willie K at Casanova

Hawaii’s own Willie K takes to Casanova’s stage this Tuesday. Known statewide as one of the best musicians in the islands, Willie K and his band will make an Upcountry evening appearance. Celebrate Casanova’s 25th year anniversary with one of Maui’s best. $10. 9pm. Casanova (1188 Makawao Ave.); 808-572-0220, Photo: Sean M. Hower

This Saturday, Jan. 11: 2nd Annual Uncle Willie K’s Barbeque Blues Fest

The second annual Uncle Willie K’s Barbeque Blues Fest returns to the Maui Tropical Plantation this Saturday. Special guests will include Billy F Gibbons, Kings of Spade, Tom Conway Band, the Bobby Ingram Band, Mike Carroll’s Band and more. Enjoy a barbeque spread while bobbing your head to the great blues lineup. Kathy “Tita” Collins will […]

This Saturday, Nov. 23: Makana CD Release Party

Rooted in traditional Hawaiian slack key, Makana’s music has achieved broad appeal. So broad, in fact, that his latest album–Ripe–was completely funded through the crowd-sourcing tool Kickstarter. Now we’re all invited to celebrate this new album. The musician has been termed one of slack key guitar’s greatest players and has shared the stage with Jason […]

Talking Story With Filmmaker Brian Kohne About His New Movie, The Suspense Thriller ‘Kuleana’


Standing in his living room, Brian Kohne has a view right out of a movie. The house–which Kohne calls “Malama Pono”–is in Wailuku Heights, and from there he can take in everything between Kahului Harbor, Kihei and Upcountry. At night, with all of Central Maui’s streetlights illuminated, the house must seem like one of those […]

This Sunday, Oct 13: 8th Annual ‘Ukulele Festival @MauiArtsCulture

Pay tribute to the ukulele this Sunday at the Maui Arts and Cultural Center’s 8th Annual Maui ‘Ukulele Festival. Grab your low-laying beach chair or blanket and enjoy a host of acclaimed ‘ukulele maestros on the MACC lawn. Richard Ho’opi’i, Willie K and Paula Fuga are just a few of the performers attendees can look […]

This weekend, Aug. 17-18: Broke Da Mouth Food Festival at Lahaina Gateway Center


By Megan Hazen “Broke da mouth” is a pidgin expression used when referring to seriously tasty food (not fracturing your jawbone). This weekend, the Broke Da Mouth Food Festival will live up to its name by offering lots of delicious food booths, cooking competitions, a wine tent and a beer garden. Not only will there […]

Willie K’s Wailea Nights at Mulligan’s on the Blue in Maui with Holoholo Girl @holohologirl and Andrew DeAngelo @Andrew_DeAngelo

  If you are one of those folks who adhere to the been there done that philosophy, i hope you don’t live here. Maui is one of those places where your experience may be in the re-experience of it all, especially since we are on an island. One of my recent re-experiences was taking visiting […]

REQUIEM FOR A STREAM: Controversy in Waihe’e Valley Runs As Deep As Its Storied Waters–And Deepens Still As A New Razor Wire Gate Denies All Entry To The Famed ‘Swinging Bridges’ Area

Photo by Anu Yagi for MauiTime; Volume 15, Issue 14. Taken in Waihe'e, Maui, Hawai'i. (41)

[Image: Waihe’e area marked in red. Maui County (lower, B&W) + Hawaiian archipelago (top, color; L-R) Ni’ihau, beige (Kaua’i County); Kaua’i, beige (Kaua’i County); ‘Oahu (City & County of Honolulu), beige; Moloka’i (Kalawao County + Maui County) , orange; Lana’i (Maui County), orange; Maui (Maui County), orange; Kaho’olawe (Maui County), orange; Hawai’i Island (i.e. Big […]

A whirlwind of wonderful… Plans for ZEPTEMBER just get better and better!

Paula Fuga (left) signing uke for ZEPTEMBER at KAOI. Sam Ites (right).

When Scott Johnson of Dogtowne Design approached me earlier this week about being the beneficiary of ZEPTEMBER (an epic tribute concert on Friday, September 24 at Mulligans on the Blue), I was speechless. My shyness in accepting help was overcome by overwhelming gratitude* — not to mention the fact it’s going to be a, well, […]

Birthdays Beats and Benefits

blue blue balloon

In 1870, Tiffany & Co. (no doubt for marketing purposes) published passages purportedly of Gregorian tradition, poetically describing birthstones attributed to each month. September’s stanza reads, “A maiden born when autumn leaves / Are rustling in September’s breeze / A sapphire on her brow should bind / To bring her joy and peace of mind.” […]

Your plans for tonight:

early first friday

There’s a panging sensation at the back of my eyeballs, whenever I must suppress my misty pride for Wailuku’s Market Street. Sure it’s home to MauiTime, but it’s the composite of our cooler-than-cool neighbors that make this place so gosh-darned special. Daytime strolls may best capture the street’s sunny charm, but for one night a month—when the sun dips low and traffic is stopped—Market Street proves why it’s the best host for full-effect First Friday fare. July’s festivities celebrate a special second-birthday for purveyors of HI-style hip, Maui Thing. Their Summer Line will make its grand debut down the catwalk, while…