THURSDAY, MAR. 7
FREE SPIN CLASSES – For most people on the Mainland, summer is a big excuse to hit the gym. But for us on Maui, who deal with summer climate nearly year-round, you can start working on your bod anytime. To help you, REPS is offering free scheduled Spin classes to all new Maui resident riders until Mar. 16. First come, first served, and it’s good for as many classes as you can take within the allotted time period. 808-875-1066, Repsfitness.com.
FRIDAY, MAR. 8
DJ THRILL – From one sunshine state to another, Insomniac DJ Thrill will be spinning a fusion of house and club music at Makawao hot spot Casanova this Friday. You’ll want to give yourself enough time to get Upcountry because spots are limited. Thrill has recently shared the stage with AN21, Max Vangeli, Sultan & Ned Shepard and Guy Gerber. $10. Casanova (1188 Makawao Ave.); 808-572-0220, Casanovamaui.com.
OLOMANA BY MOONLIGHT – Named for the windward Oahu mountain that reminded them of their childhood, Jerry Santos and the late Robert Beaumont created Olomana three decades ago. After Beaumont passed away, Santos continued Olomana’s legacy along with Haunani Apoliona and Wally Suenaga. Their sound blends traditional and contemporary styles while remaining rooted in Hawaiian culture with melodies like “Ku‘u Home O Kahalu‘u” and “Home.” Join them for an evening of reminiscing and classic hits. $30/standard, $45/premium table seating, $55/VIP. 7:30 pm. Maui Arts and Cultural Center, Pavilion/Courtyard (One Cameron Way, Kahului); 808-242-7469, Mauiarts.org.
LAHAINA 2ND FRIDAY – Lahaina’s Town Party is jam-packed this month with a special on the history of Haleakala National Park, a chicken wing-eating contest and an opportunity to donate to the Maui Food Bank. The town party will include live music, history, culture and Lahaina’s famous Art Night on Front Street. Savor the tastes of one of Lahaina’s many fine restaurants through Second Friday foodie specials and discounts. Catch dollar oysters at Fleetwood’s (5pm), pick up your stamped Hula Pie card at the Lahaina Visitor Center for Kimo’s (9-11pm) and don’t forget about Lahaina Restoration Foundation’s Ha’ina Hou at the Baldwin Museum. 6pm-9pm. Lahaina (Front St.), Mauifridays.com.
SATURDAY, MAR. 9
JAKE SHIMABUKURO – Jake Shimabukuro’s ‘ukulele skills are renowned far beyond Hawaii. He started as part of Pure Heart, with Lopaka Colon and Jon Yamasato. They won four Na Hoku Hanohano awards with their first album. Later, after Shimabukuro went on to a solo career, Rolling Stone declared him a musical hero. He’s also earned comparisons to Jimi Hendrix and Miles Davis and has performed for the Queen of England. In other words, he most definitely rocks. $12-$45. 7:30pm. Maui Arts and Cultural Center, Castle Theater (One Cameron Way, Kahului); 808-242-7469, Mauiarts.com.
SOCIAL MEDIA BOOTCAMP – Believe it or not, social media goes beyond Facebook and Twitter. To show you, MEDB is hosting a social media bootcamp. The evening will feature Peter Liu, who will discuss social media strategies for companies and rundown popular social networks. Seats are limited so register via telephone or the web. The fee includes lunch. 10am-4pm. $65. MEDB’s Malcolm Center (1305 Holopono St., Suite 5, Kihei); 808-875-2300, Hightechmaui.com.
MAYOR’S KOKUA BALL – The Mayor Arakawa Community Kokua Fund is rolling out the red carpet for the Mayor’s Kokua Ball. Guests are encouraged to dress to the nines. There will be a champagne greeting during the No-Host Cocktail Hour with live music. A silent auction will feature artwork donated by a select group of Maui’s artists as well as the option to purchase tickets for a deluxe luxury raffle package. Then you’ll dine on award-winning cuisine served by Chef Munoz while entertained by Déjà vu Band and Aloha Ballroom Dance Academy. Movie producer/Relativity Media CEO Ryan Kavanaugh will be the honorary Chairperson. 5:30-9:30pm. King Kamehameha Golf Course (2500 Honoapi’ilani Hwy, Wailuku); 808-344-4452, firstname.lastname@example.org.
BOY SCOUT TROOP 22 ANNUAL BREAKFAST – Boy Scout Troop 22 is inviting Maui residents and visitors to their annual breakfast this Saturday. The meal includes pancakes, eggs, breakfast meats, fresh fruit and beverages. All are invited to come on down be served. You don’t even have to do the dishes. $7 per meal. 7am-11am. Kamali’i Elementary School (180 Alanui Keali’i Dr., Kihei); 808-891-8901, Mauitroop22.org.
AGENT ORANGE – One of the first groups to fuse punk rock and “surf” music, Agent Orange formed two decades ago in Orange County, California. The original trio consisted of Mike Palm, Steve Soto and Scott Miller. Their biggest hit was “Bloodstains.” After many years and new band members, the group has decided to rock out on Maui. 21+ only. $15/ advanced $20/ door. Stella Blues (1279 S. Kihei Rd.); 808-874-3779, stellablues.com, 808SHOWS.COM.
INNA VISION – Cultural Vision Maui and Q103 are presenting Inna Vision. In a series of Saturday breakout shows, the group is gearing up for their 70-day Nation-Wide tour “A Tribute to Roots Reggae.” They formed in 2005, and released their third full-length album last year. The Reggae group combines the talents of Kokoman, Kamakoa, Calvi-dread and David Bailey. $5. 10pm. Three’s Bar & Grill (1945 S. Kihei Rd.); 808-879-3133, Threesbarandgrill.com, flyersup.com/innavision.
MAUI MAKERS DO PERMACULTURE – Maui Makers is doing a two-day introduction to Permaculture and Live Design Charrette. Not sure what that means? Put simply, it’s designing in a way that’s eco-friendly. Guest speaker Matthew Lynch has worked and taught Permaculture Design Courses in Australia, Hawaii, Mongolia and Vanuatu. He founded the nonprofit Asia-Pacific Center for Regenerative Design. The “Design Charrette” will allow participants to take part in collaborative problem-solving and design activities. Water and juice will be available. Those packing lunch are urged to bring enough to share. $100 general / $85 Maui Makers members. 9am-5pm Sat & Sun on-site. To register visit: Permaculturecharrettehaiku.eventbrite.com.
SUNDAY, MAR. 10
MAUI ROLLER GIRLS – The Maui Roller Girls are turning five years old and what better way to commemorate than by skating against The Oregon Trail Mix. In the spirit of birthday celebrations, MRG is ready to blow out the candles (and the competition) while reveling in some roller skate festivities with the out-of-towners. Refreshments will be for sale and there’s free admission with Military or student ID or for kids under 12. Doors open at 3pm and rolling starts at 4pm. $10 presale/ $15 at the door. “The Warehouse” CDF Engineering (400 Hana Hwy Suite K, Kahului), Mauirollergirls.com.
HERITAGE FILM FESTIVAL – Pidgin is a language all its own. Director and producer Marlene Booth sparks dialogue with her film Pidgin: The Voice of Hawai‘i where she profiles the language of Hawaii’s working people. She follows its rise from plantation jargon to a source of island identity, pride and controversy. Pidgin reflects the heart and soul of multi-ethnic Hawaii. The big question now is whether pidgin will survive. Booth will answer questions following the screening. $10. 3pm. Maui Arts and Cultural Center, McCoy Studio Theater (One Cameron Way, Kahului); 808-242-7469, Mauiarts.org.
MONDAY, MAR. 11
CAMP KALUANUI – The Hui No’eau is rolling out its Spring Break camp schedule and first up is Camp Kaluanui. Session I is themed “On the Wild Side: To the Deepest Depths of your Imagination.” Camp Kaluanui is gearing up for some major brain power exercises. During each session, a teaching artist will focus on varying themes. Students must bring their snacks, lunch and closed-toed shoes. Spaces are limited and pre-registration is required. Appropriate for ages five and up. 5-Day Tuition: $215 ($269 non-member)+ Supply Fee of $35. Single-Day Tuition: $70 ($88 nonmember) + Supply Fee of $7. M-F 9am – 4pm. Hui No’eau Kaluanui Campus (2841 Baldwin Ave., Makawao), Huinoeau.com.