FRIDAY, MAR. 15
MAKAWAO THIRD FRIDAY – This month’s Makawao Third Friday town party goes green, and not just for the leaf-colored leprechaun. The street festival will celebrate Maui’s natural beauty with the theme “Reduction, Reuse and Recycle.” Aloha Recycling, Community Work Day and other ecologically sound companies will be on hand to share informational tips on living environmentally friendly. Then you can kick-off the weekend with live music from Ekolu, a leisurely stroll through the quaint old town shops and a bite from Aloha Juice Hut, Boys & Girls Club Upcountry Teens Club, Da Local Banana, Da Puerto Rican Food Truck and more! Or visit the Hui booth adjacent to Designing Wahine before you stay for an after-hours drink at Casanova (starting at 10pm). 6pm. Makawao Town, Mauifridays.com.
BONNIE RAITT – Born the daughter of Broadway singer John Raitt and pianist/singer Marge Goddard, it’s understandable that Bonnie Raitt found success as a recording artist. Raised in a time of social activism and reverence for the arts, Raitt struck a chord in America’s heart with hits like “I can’t Make You Love Me” and “Nick of Time.” Whether it’s her induction in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, nine Grammy awards or her spot in Rolling Stone’s “100 Greatest Singers of All Time,” the fiery redhead has proved herself time and again. $45-$125. 7pm. Maui Arts and Cultural Center, Pavilion Amphitheater (One Cameron Way, Kahului); 808-242-7469, Mauiarts.org.
THE RED CARPET MYSTERY – Taking guests back to the Golden Age of Hollywood glamor and style, MAPA is inviting you to the fundraising gala “The Red Carpet Mystery.” With a VIP victim and every guest a suspect, you can put your sleuthing skills to the test. Or just sit back and watch the intrigue unfold around you. Proceeds will benefit Maui Academy of Performing Art’s Educational Arts Program, which annually reaches more than 60,000 participants–children and adults–statewide. Tickets must be purchased in advanced. $150. 6pm-10pm. King Kamehameha Golf Club (2500 Honoapi’ilani Hwy., Wailuku); 808-244-8760, Mauiacademy.org.
SATURDAY, MAR. 16
KANAKA ROOTS – Hele on down to the Southside for Kanaka Roots, featuring Kapu System and Jah Residentz. Kapu System hails from Oahu. Through Reggae vibes and dubb accents, the group is devoted to spreading their message of consciousness, truth and hope. Kihei’s own Jah Residentz will also take the stage with their Reggae ensemble. $10. 9pm. Oceans (1819 S. Kihei Rd.); 808-891-2414.
DAWN UPSHAW – Grammy award winner Dawn Upshaw is a singer and opera extraordinaire. Qualified in both academic and musical realms, Upshaw has performed the roles of Pamina, Ilia, Susanna and Despina on the opera stage, and sings Debussy, Ravel and a new work written for her by Irish composer Donnacha Dennehy. The Los Angeles Times calls her “one of the most consequential performers of our time.” Catch Upshaw as she tours with longtime collaborator Gilbert Kalish on piano. $12-$45. 7:30pm. Maui Arts and Cultural Center, Castle Theater (One Cameron Way, Kahului); 808-242-7469, Mauiarts.org.
SHARING THE GREEN – All golfers and bocce bowlers are invited to the “Sharing the Green” tournament. It’s open to professionals and amateurs alike. Proceeds benefit the Hospice Maui and Back Pack Buddies–a Keiki Nutrition program. Hospice Maui has been serving the terminally ill patients and their families for over three decades and Back Pack Buddies provides nutritional meals and snacks to youth whose primary source of food is the school cafeteria. Saturday’s bocce event will begin at 8:15am with bocce teams of four bowling on the four courts. Saturday’s golfers will tee off at the Wailea Old Blue at 12:15pm in a four-person scramble format. Golf: $130/ Extreme Bocce: $115. Wailea Old Blue Golf Course (120 Kaukahi St., Kihei); 808- 879-2530, HospiceMaui.com.
MAUI TEENS GOT TALENT – Imua Family Services brings you another round of Maui Teens Got Talent at its new location, Stella Blues Cafe in Kihei. Every third Saturday, Maui Teens will face off in a vocal challenge to win the ultimate title of Maui’s Most Talented Teen. It’s all for Imua Family Services, which provides early childhood development services to children with special needs and disabilities. Call to register teens (age 11 to 19). 11am-2pm. Stella Blues Cafe (1279 S. Kihei Rd.); 808-264-1275, Imuafamilyservices.org.
MAUI FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY BOOKSTORE – Now 100 years old, Maui Friends of the Library will celebrate the official grand opening of its third used bookstore at the Queen Ka’ahumanu Center. MFOTL opened the 900 sq. ft store in November and has now stocked it with over 12,000 books. The store has a large collection of fiction, non-fiction, new and old Hawaiiana and a separate children and young adults section. And it was all done by volunteers. Mayor Alan Arakawa will perform a ceremonial ribbon cutting, the Isle of Man Pipe Band will make an appearance and there will be sliders from Ruby’s to eat. 10am-3pm. Queen Ka’ahumanu Center (275 W Ka’ahumanu Ave., Kahului); 808-871-6563, Users.maui.net/~mfol/
MENEHUNE MAYHEM – Ian Walsh’s Menehune Mayhem is a one day shred sesh for Maui’s top junior surfers. Awards will also be given for out of water achievements including highest GPA for boys and girls as well as memorial awards honoring surfing legends like Andy Irons and Steve Cooney. Walsh, along with Red Bull and Fox, sponsor the youth friendly competition while showcasing what the surf culture has to offer. Onlookers can enjoy a scavenger hunt, bouncing castle, keiki art center and giveaways. Surf icons Matt Meola, the Walsh twins and a few more will be there. Reserve your spot online or pick up a form at Hi-Tech surf shops. 8am-4pm. Ho’okipa Beach Park (North Shore of Maui), MenehuneMayhem.com.
SUNDAY, MAR. 17
RUN TIL YOU’RE GREEN – Time for the 5th Annual St. Patrick’s Day “Run ‘Til You’re Green” three-mile race. The entry fee includes a T-shirt, a beverage (your choice of domestic draft beer or soft drink, though you MUST have valid ID for alcohol), a chance to win prizes and three miles of fun. Overall male and female winners will win $100 cash while second and third place finishers will receive medals. There will also be live music and post-race celebrations. You can register on race day between 3:45pm-4:30pm. $40. 5pm. Kahului Ale House (355 E. Kamehameha Ave., Kahului), Mauirunning.com.
ST. PADDY’S DAY – Saint Patrick was a religious man who performed miracles but that doesn’t mean we have to celebrate him in church. The Irish tradition is to feast and drink to him with vigor from a seat at the bar. Works for me! Maui has no Irish parades, but we do have plenty of great Irish food on St. Paddy’s day. It’s definitely the day for shepherd’s pie, corned beef and cabbage, fish and chips, all washed down with Harp and Jameson whiskey. Charley’s celebrates a day early so on Saturday get your green on and your cover will be half price. On Sunday the leprechauns come out in Wailea for lunch buffet and entertainment at Mulligan’s and Longhi’s will have DJs Sweet Beets and Lovelace. Umalu and Pailolo are throwing St. Paddy’s festivals. In Kihei, Dog & Duck and Diamonds have planned a weekend bash like you’ve never seen, plus a shuttle between the two. There’s nothing more Irish than a Paddy party bus adventure. Did someone say Irish Car Bombs?
DR. RONALD MOY – For National Wellness Week, a week-long program promoting physical, mental and spiritual well-being, Kapalua Spa is hosting world-renowned dermatologist Dr. Ronald Moy. Dedicated to skin cancer prevention, Dr. Moy has spent his career repairing and preventing skin damage. He will also show off his cutting edge skincare line (exclusively available in Hawaii at the Kapalua Spa). On Sunday, Dr. Moy will provide free skin checks and cosmetic consultations. For more information, visit the website. 1pm-4:30pm. Kapalua Spa (100 Bay Dr., Kapalua); 808-665-8282, Kapalua.com.
MONDAY, MAR. 18
KAMP KRAZY TALES – Kamp Krazy Tales returns for Spring Break 2013. ProArts Playhouse invites keiki five and older to learn fun drama games. This year, ProArts is ready with new scripts, costumes and props. No previous experience is necessary though pre-registration is required. There is also a two-hour extension available for those interested (available after the initial session.) Call or go online for more information. $125. (+$75 for extended session). 9am-12 noon. ProArts Playhouse (1280 S. Kihei Rd.); 808-463-6550, Proartspacific.com.
TUESDAY, MAR. 19
HAKU BALDWIN CENTER PIZZA BENEFIT – Go to Flatbread in Paia for a night of delicious pizza and help the Haku Baldwin Center. Dine in or take-out pizza 5-10pm for proceeds to benefit HBD. The center fosters therapeutic relationships between people and animals for growth and emotional well-being. HBD programs help children and adults with special needs. 5pm-10pm. Flatbread Company (89 Hana Hwy, Paia); 808-579-8989, Flatbreadcompany.com.