THURSDAY, FEB. 7
MUSUBI MAN – “Musubi Man” will appear at the Kahului Public Library this Thursday. The Honolulu Theatre for Youth (HTY) will present him as part of a special tour of four Neighbor Island public libraries. This “local version” of the “Gingerbread Man” follows a magical Musubi on the adventure of a lifetime. This 45-minute performance is suitable for ages three and up. Young children must be accompanied by a parent or caregiver. For special arrangements, please contact the library in advance. Free. 12:15 pm. Kahului Public Library (90 School St., Kahului); 808-873-3097.
MARK BENNICK – The Mirage, Monte Carlo, Tropicana and Cosmopolitan are just a few of the venues where magician Mark Bennick has wowed audiences. Now he’s making his Maui stop at Ka’anapali Beach Hotel’s KUPANAHA Magic Show. He’s been referred to as a “young David Copperfield” by the Las Vegas Leisure Guide and has been practicing magic since he was a teen. The three and a half hour evening of ooh and ahhs will kick off with a welcome Mai Tai, followed by a three-course gourmet meal. Gold Circle front row seats are $89; General seating is $79 for adults; $55 for teens; children 12 years and under are $39; ages 5 and under are free when accompanied with an adult admission. 4:45pm. Ka’anapali Beach Hotel (2525 Ka’anapali Pkwy.); 808-667-0128, Kupanaha.com.
CUPCAKES! – Treat your sweetheart to a little sugar from the Honu Seafood & Pizza and Mala Ocean Tavern bake shops. In honor of national love day, Chef Liz will serve up large red velvet cupcakes topped with white chocolate icing for all those cake lovers. Order a box of six cupcakes for $18 by Tuesday, Feb. 12 for pick up all day on Valentines Day. Mala Ocean Tavern or Honu Seafood & Pizza (1295 Front St., Lahaina); 808-667-9390, Honumaui.com, Malaoceantavern.com.
FRIDAY, FEB. 8
LAHAINA SECOND FRIDAY – Appropriately themed “We ♥ Whales,” Lahaina Second Friday pays tribute to the giant cetaceans and preludes the annual Whale Tales event at the Maui Theatre (Feb. 16-18.) The town party will welcome whale National Geographic photographer Flip Nicklin’s video presentation of “Among Giants-A Life with Whales” at Campbell Park (7:30pm). You can also catch live music at Fleetwood’s, Captain Jack’s and Cool Cat. Stroll the many galleries and sip on some bubbly for art night. Don’t miss The History of Slack Key by Grammy nominated Kevin Brown (7:30pm) during “Ha`ina Hou – Let the Story be Told” at the Baldwin and Wo Hing Museums. 6pm. Lahaina (Front Street), Mauifridays.com.
RED GLITZ AND GLAMOUR FUNDRAISER – Fleetwoods on Front Street, in conjunction with We Are More Productions and Q103, present RED GLITZ AND GLAMOUR, a fundraiser for a Lahaina local and his fight against cancer. The evening will feature The Throwdowns and The Sounds of Addiction. DJ Tim Dawg and O-Dub will spin tunes along with special guests. Door prizes and a silent auction will help contribute to the evening’s cause. Dress code. 21+. $10-$15. Fleetwoods on Front Street (744 Front St., Lahaina); 808-280-1679, Fleetwoodsonfrontst.com.
GUTTERMOUTH – They’re a punk rock band known for their explicit lyrics and deliberate shock value. They were banned from Canada for a period of time and exited the 2004 Warped Tour early due to controversial political statements. Sounds sufficiently punk rock to us. They will be joined by Happy Haoles, Breakaway Demon Sex and Satterday Saints. For more information and to purchase tickets call the number below or visit the website. 21+. 9pm. Hard Rock Cafe (900 Front St., Lahaina); 808-667-2578, Underworldevents.com.
SATURDAY, FEB. 9
MARDI GRAS MAUI – The Maui AIDS Foundation is excited to announce the return of Mardi Gras Maui. Dance the night away to Men in Black II and groove to the tunes of DJ Blast. There will be special appearances by Glamity and the Maui Roller Girls. Proceeds benefit the MAF program, including client care, prevention education and food assistance for those living with HIV/AIDS. Tickets are limited. 21+. $25-$2,500. 8pm-1am. The King Kamehameha Golf Club (2500 Honoapi’ilani Hwy., Wailuku); 808-242-4900, MauiAIDS.com.
THREE’S TURNS THREE – Get dressed in your best red, white and black gear for a Three’s anniversary party. It’s their third year in business, so you can be entertained by Arise, Go Get Em and the Happy Haoles. Oh, and you can help blow out the candles with a week of $30 three-course meal specials (Feb. 5-9) preceding the birthday bash. 9pm. There’s Bar and Grill (1945 S. Kihei Rd.);866-698-9588, Threesbarandgrill.com.
MAUI CHINESE NEW YEAR FESTIVAL – Kung Hee Fat Choy! Welcome in the New Year at the 14th Annual Maui Chinese New Year Festival. Alaka’i Paleka will be on hand to host the festivities. Attendees can look forward to colorful keiki Chinese costume contest, the Phoenix Dance Chamber, a Chinese cooking contest and booth decorating competition. Mayor Alan Arakawa will conduct an official welcome, followed by firecrackers and a traditional lion dance. Free. 9am-2:30pm. Maui Mall (70 E. Ka’ahumanu Ave., Kahului), Mauimall.com.
GO-GO DANCER TRY-OUTS – In the spirit of Beyonce’s electrifying Super Bowl Half-Time performance, the Next Level Dollz are taking serious inquiries in the quest to be the next Doll. Winning go-go dancers will get a contract to dance with the Dollz at great events all year. All are encouraged to dress to impress and come ready to shake it! Participants MUST register prior to attending. For a helpful list of Dos and Don’ts, check the site below. 21+. 10pm. Lulu’s (1221 Honoapi’ilani Hwy., Lahaina), Nextlevel808.com.
SUNDAY, FEB. 10
JO KOY – Crediting his mother for his innate acting and comedy genes, the Filipino comedian eventually ended up in a Las Vegas coffee shop, Los Angeles and eventually a gig on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. As a regular on Chelsea Lately and with a TV special on Comedy Central, Jo has filled clubs across the country. Come and hear for yourself why Daily Variety named him as one of “10 comics to watch.” $25-$45. 7:30pm. Maui Arts and Cultural Center (One Cameron Center, Kahului); 808-242-7469, Mauiarts.org.
MONDAY, FEB. 11
GRAHAM HILL – The Sustainable Living Institute of Maui and Upcountry Sustainability is welcoming Graham Hill, a two-time TED main stage speaker and recent presenter at TEDxMaui. He founded the eco-blog and vlog TreeHugger.com. Hill also runs LifeEdited, which shows how using less stuff and space can lead to better health, financial status and energy. He’s written several books, including Weekday Vegetarian and Ready, Set, Green. Free. 5:30pm-7pm. UHMC, Kalama Room 103 (310 W Ka’ahumanu Ave., Kahului); 808-984-3379, Sustainablemaui.org.
TUESDAY, FEB. 12
PIZZA FOR KIDS – Flatbread Company will host its monthly benefit night on Tuesday, Feb. 12 and this month it’s titled “Pizza for Kids.” A portion of the evening’s pizza sales will fund scholarships for kids participating in the EdVenture’s College for Kids program at UH Maui College. College for Kids holds multi-day sessions throughout the school year, as well as the “Saturday Fun Series” designed to prepare kids for the college experience and provide an opportunity to explore a variety of career paths. For parties of 10 or more, call ahead for reservations. 5pm-10pm. Flatbread Company (89 Hana Hwy., Paia); 808-984-3231, flatbreadcompany.com.
WEDNESDAY, FEB. 13
MICK FLEETWOOD – Here’s a chance to see Mick Fleetwood in an intimate concert at the MACC. Talk-story with Mick as he reflects on his world travels, behind-the-scenes antics and musical influences. For the second half of the show, Mick will be joined onstage by his Mick Fleetwood Blues Band, featuring Rick Vito (guitar and vocals), Lenny Castellanos (bass and vocals) and Mark Johnstone (keyboards and vocals). $49-$149. 7:30pm. Maui Arts and Cultural Center, (One Cameron Way, Kahului); 808-242-7469, Mauiarts.org.