The 35th annual World Whale Day happens this Saturday

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, […]

Marina Satoafaiga

About Marina Satoafaiga

Polynesian roots, purpose driven and obsessed with family & friends. Lover of all things social media, sparkly and sweet. Will choose shopping over saving. Split between LA and Maui. Believes there is more to life than today. http://twitter.com/sandtothecity

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 […]

Marina Satoafaiga

About Marina Satoafaiga

Polynesian roots, purpose driven and obsessed with family & friends. Lover of all things social media, sparkly and sweet. Will choose shopping over saving. Split between LA and Maui. Believes there is more to life than today. http://twitter.com/sandtothecity

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, Casanovamaui.com Photo: Sean M. Hower About Marina SatoafaigaPolynesian roots, purpose […]

Marina Satoafaiga

About Marina Satoafaiga

Polynesian roots, purpose driven and obsessed with family & friends. Lover of all things social media, sparkly and sweet. Will choose shopping over saving. Split between LA and Maui. Believes there is more to life than today. http://twitter.com/sandtothecity

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 […]

Marina Satoafaiga

About Marina Satoafaiga

Polynesian roots, purpose driven and obsessed with family & friends. Lover of all things social media, sparkly and sweet. Will choose shopping over saving. Split between LA and Maui. Believes there is more to life than today. http://twitter.com/sandtothecity

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 […]

Marina Satoafaiga

About Marina Satoafaiga

Polynesian roots, purpose driven and obsessed with family & friends. Lover of all things social media, sparkly and sweet. Will choose shopping over saving. Split between LA and Maui. Believes there is more to life than today. http://twitter.com/sandtothecity

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

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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 […]

Anthony Pignataro

About Anthony Pignataro

Anthony Pignataro has been a journalist since 1996. He started work as MauiTime's Editor in 2003, took a couple years off starting in 2008, then returned to the staff in 2011. He's the author of "Stealing Cars With The Pros," a 2013 collection of his journalism and the Maui novels "Small Island" (2011) and "The Dead Season" (2012)–all of which were published by Event Horizon Press. In 2014, his one-act play "War Stories" won second place in the Maui Fringe Festival.

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 […]

Marina Satoafaiga

About Marina Satoafaiga

Polynesian roots, purpose driven and obsessed with family & friends. Lover of all things social media, sparkly and sweet. Will choose shopping over saving. Split between LA and Maui. Believes there is more to life than today. http://twitter.com/sandtothecity

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

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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 […]

Anthony Pignataro

About Anthony Pignataro

Anthony Pignataro has been a journalist since 1996. He started work as MauiTime's Editor in 2003, took a couple years off starting in 2008, then returned to the staff in 2011. He's the author of "Stealing Cars With The Pros," a 2013 collection of his journalism and the Maui novels "Small Island" (2011) and "The Dead Season" (2012)–all of which were published by Event Horizon Press. In 2014, his one-act play "War Stories" won second place in the Maui Fringe Festival.