THURSDAY, MAR. 28
KORY KUKAHIKO – Take advantage of another Lahaina Restoration Foundation concert under the stars. This week Lahaina native Kory Kukahiko will serenade the crowd. Sing along as Kukahiko ushers the audience through a few of Hawaii’s classics. Bring a blanket or a beach chair and find a spot on the historic Baldwin Home Museum lawn. Free. 6pm-7:30pm. Baldwin Home Museum Lawn (120 Dickenson St., Lahaina); 808-661-3262; Lahainarestoration.org.
MAKAWAO PUBLIC LIBRARY STORYTIME – Here’s your chance to hear Aunty Ninfa read the children’s storybook favorites Clifford the Big Red Dog and Clifford’s First Easter in the children’s section at the Makawao Library. Keiki three and older are invited for storytime, which will feature books by the author Norman Bridwell. But the fun doesn’t stop there: crafts and an Easter egg hunt will follow the readings. Please contact the library beforehand if you need special accommodations or a sign language interpreter. Free. 10am. Makawao Library (1159 Makawao Ave.); 808-573-8785; Librarieshawaii.org.
FRIDAY, MAR. 29
BILL COSBY – Actor, writer, philanthropist, musician and comedian Bill Cosby has been entertaining generations since the at least the 1960s. Born William H. Cosby, he helped break racial barriers, along the way winning three Emmy Awards. Now you can catch the legendary Cosby as he graces the MACC stage. $45-$115. 7:30pm. Maui Arts and Cultural Center, Castle Theater (One Cameron Center, Kahului); 808-242-7469; Mauiarts.org.
CELEBRATION OF THE ARTS – E komo mai for the Ritz -Carlton, Kapalua’s 21st annual Celebration of the Arts Festival. It’s when educators, cultural practitioners, entertainers will gather for an authentic Hawaiian art experience. This year’s theme is “e ulu… e ulu maui,” which translates as “to grow… to grow forever.” Locals and visitors alike are invited to take part in workshops, view films and stroll the art booths. Saturday evening will host a Luau available for purchase and both nights will host a no-cover, after-hour party at the Hotel Lobby Alaloa Lounge (9pm-midnight) with live music. There will also be an Easter Sunday Brunch. And there are Celebration of the Arts Room packages while spaces last. Free admission. 10am-5pm. The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua ( 1 Ritz Carlton Dr, Kapalua); 808 669-6200; Celebrationofthearts.org.
MAUI FOREST BIRDS BENEFIT – Maui Brewing Company and Maui Forest Bird Recovery Project (MFRB) are holding a new Benefit Night for the Birds. Here’s a chance to help Hawaii’s native species while enjoying a brew or two! MFRB focuses on the Maui parrotbill (kiwikiu), which is exclusively native to Haleakala. Can’t make it to the benefit? MFRB will be back on June 28, Sept. 27 and Dec. 27 this year. 6pm-Midnight. Maui Brewing Company (4405 Honoapi‘ilani Hwy., Kahana); 808-573-0280; Mauiforestbirds.org, Mauibrewingco.com.
HANA BUTTAH BASH – Bring your ohana down to Maui Tropical Plantation’s sprawling lawn for the Hana Buttah Bash. It features musical guests like Ho’aikane of Kona, Braddah Waltah from Hilo and Hooliganz from Southern California. Na Koa Ikaika Maui Baseball will host the evening, and proceeds will go to the Keiki Sports Foundation of Hawaii. Keep the children busy with the keiki carnival while you grab a bite at the array of food booths. Admission is $5 for keiki, $10 general. Senior citizens and active military are free with valid ID. 5pm-10pm. Maui Tropical Plantation (1670 Honoapi’ilani Hwy, Wailuku), Mauiprobaseball.com.
SATURDAY, MAR. 30
PRINCE KUHIO HO‘OLAULE‘A – As a tribute to Prince Jonah Kuhio Kalanianaʻole, you’re all invited to the Prince Kuhio Ho‘olaule‘a. The only other monarch (aside from Kamehameha) honored by a day of observance in the state, he was noted for his dedication to the people. This year’s festival is centered around well-being and the fight against obesity. Attendees can enjoy exhibits, Makahiki games and kalua pig sliders. Check your vital signs with Pili ‘Ohana and get tested by the Maui Aids Foundation. Catch Halau Hula and Dane Fujiwara along with other live entertainment. Free. 9am-5pm. Lahaina Banyan Tree (649 Wharf St., Lahaina), Facebook.com/PrinceKuhioMaui.
ART MIXX – Stimulate your senses and get in the mix! Art=Mixx, that is. Performance and photography artists will be sharing their work with guests and fellow artists alike. If you want to be in the Mixx, the evening’s theme is the forest. In fact, they’re still accepting photography entries. Three’s Bar & Grill will provide a pre-show dinner available for purchase as well. 21+. Free. Maui Arts and Cultural Center, Pavilion (One Cameron Way, Kahului); 808-242-7469, Mauiarts.org.
LUKAS NELSON – Fresh off the SXSW 2013 mayhem rock band Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real (POTR) will play Charley’s this Saturday. Lukas Nelson (the son of Willie Nelson) gathered a group consisting of Anthony Logerfo, Tato Melgar and Merlyn Kelly (later replaced by Corey McCormick). In 2011, they released their first album, titled Promise of the Real, and followed with an extensive tour that included major music festivals like Stagecoach. Spring 2012 saw another album release (Wasted), which catapulted the group onto the stages of Yahoo and even late night television. 10pm. $25. Charley’s Saloon & Restaurant (142 Hana Hwy., Paia); 808-579-8085, CharleysMaui.com.
ART WITH HEART – Seabury Hall students are presenting Art With Heart. It’s an evening with proceeds benefiting both Nicaraguan school kids (via Organization 360) and children at the homeless shelter Ke Hale A Ke Ola. Guests get food, live music, performance art, dance, poetry and more. A silent auction will give attendees the opportunity to bid on fine art (5:30pm). Organizers hope to raise $10,000 to continue their various community outreach projects. Students $10. Adults $15. Children under 5 free. 5:30-9pm. Seabury Hall, `A`ali`ikuhonua Creative Arts Center (480 Olinda Rd., Makawao) 808-573-1257, Seaburyhall.org.
SUNDAY, MAR. 31
JAVA CAFE’S FIRST ANNIVERSARY – Help Java Cafe celebrate their first birthday by taking advantage of a lot of great deals. First off kama’aina get to sip on free coffee all day (the coffee of the day). There will also be a special breakfast and lunch menu, half off the entire menu (not including coffee beans and retail items) and you can sing your heart out during open mic (6pm-9pm). Special kids drinks will also be served from 2pm-6pm. Join the party with live music throughout. Java Cafe ( 1279 S. Kihei Rd., Ste.301); 808-214-6095, Javacafemaui.com.
EASTER BRUNCH CRUISE – Sail the Pacific for an unforgettable Easter brunch. Pacific Whale Foundation is offering a scenic two-hour Easter Brunch Cruise. Here’s your chance to bask in the sun and possibly peek at the sea life. You get to listen to live entertainment while dining on a menu that includes roasted thyme chicken breast, pineapple-glazed island baked ham, parmesan and chive scalloped potatoes and fresh greens. Dessert will feature chocolate mac nut brownies with fruit tartlets. Guests over 21 have a choice of three alcoholic beverages (included in price) and all guests can enjoy unlimited chilled soda, juice and filtered water. 2yrs & under Free. 3yrs-12 $49.95. Adults $79.95. 11:30am-1:30pm. Lahaina Harbor (612 Front St.,Lahaina); 800-942-5311, Pacificwhale.org.
MONDAY, APR. 1
EXOTIC EYE TATTOO – Body Alive Yoga and Exotic Eye Tattoo are rolling out the goods for a week-long anniversary celebration. Exotic Eye Tattoo will be turning one while Body Alive Yoga turns two. Monday get clever with free April Fool’s tattoos,. You can enjoy live rock music during yoga on Tuesday (7:30pm class). Then you can unwind with Yerba Mate YogaLattes on Wednesday (9am). On Thursday you can receive $25 Toe Tats. The next day you get Finger Friday Tats for $25. The Finale is Friday evening at EXHALE with Rachel G (4:45pm) then celebrate with live music, dance and art (6pm-9pm). Tattoos are by appointment only. 1955 Main St., 2nd Floor, Wailuku; 808-359-1060, BodyAliveYoga.com, ExoticEyeTattoo.com.
TUESDAY, APR. 2
FREE SUP YOGA SESSIONS – Get Glad Maui partners with the Kelea Foundation to bring female SUP yoga classes every Tuesday through April 16. A carpool meets at Paia Bay Coffee (7am), then heads to Cove Park in Kihei (7:30am). Enjoy yoga out on the ocean with the fellow ladies. For more information on carpool, boards and even babysitting email the Kelea Foundation. Free. 7am-9am. Cove Park (Kihei), [email protected]