THURSDAY, JAN. 24
CAREGIVER’S COURSE – Following the tragic Newtown Elementary School shooting, mental illness has been a big topic of discussion. That’s why National Alliance on Mental Illness will present a 12-week course for family and friends who must care for those with some sort of mental illness. Starting this Thursday and running the next 11 weeks, NAMI will review various mental illness diagnosis, provide up-to-date information about medication, give assistance for the emotional/physical well-being of caregivers and provide tools and resources for mentally ill individuals and their families. Free. 5pm-7:30pm. J. Walter Cameron Center, Downstairs Conference Room (95 Mahalani St., Wailuku); 808-242-6461 or 808-572-5790, Family2Family.MauiMentalHealth.org.
FRIDAY, JAN. 25
HAWAIIAN MOONLIGHT CONCERT – Join the Maui Historical Society for an evening under the “Hawaiian Moonlight.” This month features island favorite George Kahumoku Jr. and friends. Proceeds will benefit the Bailey House Museum. Bring your blanket, cooler and ohana to enjoy music at the historic museum. Guests will be able to stroll the grounds and shop for local products during the show. Seating is limited and will be offered to kupuna on a first-come, first-served basis. $15 MHS members/ $25 non-members. 6pm-9pm. Bailey House Museum (2375-A Main St., Wailuku); 808-244-3326, mauimuseum.org.
KIHEI FOURTH FRIDAY – Kihei Fourth Friday is back for it’s second Fourth Friday Town Party (say that three times!) This “Kihei Makahiki” honors the ancient Hawaiian tradition of celebrating a New Year. Enjoy entertainment by Nuff Sedd, a keiki/youth zone and cultural demonstrations that will include Filipino Stick Fighting. Chomp on all things tacos at the Jawz Fish Tacos truck, bite into Maui Samosas or flop over to Da Falafel Kingdom truck for food fit for royalty. Pick up a treatment from the Valley Isle Day Spa booth or spice up your palate at the Adoboloco booth. 6pm-9pm. Azeka Shopping Center, Mauka (1279 S. Kihei Rd.), mauifridays.com.
ONE HOT WINTER’S NIGHT – Slip on your sassy stilettos and warm up at “One Hot Winter’s Night.” Maui OnStage presents the second annual burlesque show with proceeds benefiting the theater company. Following last year’s sell out performance, Kit Kat Club, Jim Oxboro and host Charlie Dungans will bring the heat. Known for its sizzling hot numbers, the evening isn’t for children, so be sure to get a babysitter. This will be the heat needed to battle the winter chill. $17-$28. 7:30pm. MauiOnStage (68 N. Market St., Wailuku); 808-242-6969, mauionstage.com.
SATURDAY, JAN. 26
NICKODEMUS – Beats Bazaar and OM Concerts presents NICKODEMUS. For more than 10 years in New York City, the “funktronica maestro” combines Afro-Cuban-Latin “funktronica” with global beats. With hints of Jazz, funk, house and dub, guests will have ample beat to dance to. Later you can continue to boogie to Bionic Love Sound System’s uniquely crafted beats, ranging from electro-swing to “gypsy breakbeats.” Live Latin percussion by Larry Fitzpatrick and Visual Alchemy by VJ Douglas Deboer. $15. 9:30pm. Charley’s (142 Hana Hwy., Paia); 808-579-8085, charleysmaui.com.
THE SHINNEN ENKAI – The Japanese Cultural Society is celebrating Shinnen Enkai, welcoming the new Year of the Snake. The evening will include guest appearances by 2011 KZOO Grand Champion Tevita Apina, Maui Taiko and a special tribute to Kay Fukumoto (pictured) and her extensive work in Taiko as the recipient of the 2013 Maui Nihon Bunka Award. The traditional celebration will include an otoso (sake welcome) at 5pm and JCS will dress guests who wish to don traditional attire (call 808-283-9999 to reserve a time). Tickets are available at Maui Box Shop, Credit Associates in Wailuku and Sanrio at the Queen Ka‘ahumanu Center. Note: tickets will NOT be available at the door. $50 adults/ $20 children/ Free 5 & under. Maui Beach Hotel, Elleair Rainbow Room (170 Ka’ahumanu Ave., Kahului); 808-870-8047, mauibeachhotel.net.
MAUI MOTOWN PROM – Jungle to Jungle is inviting everyone to groove in honor of soul. The night will tribute the classic prom experience with vocal performances, DJ spinning Motown hits and Mana’o Radio personality Kathy Collins. Grab your date for the couple’s dance competition and cast your vote for the evening King and Queen. The evening will benefit Jungle to Jungle and their middle school science curriculum, which links students through digital tools and social media to teach biology and international discovery. $25. 7pm-11pm. Maui Tropical Plantation (1670 Honoapi’ilani Hwy., Wailuku); 808-214-7475, jungletojungle.org/events.
‘KULANIHAKOI: LIVING WATERS’ – Experience the stunning collaboration of Hokulani Holt, Keali‘i Reichel, Pali Ahue, Ulalia Woodside, Kauhilonohonua Padilla and Robert Ke‘ano Ka‘upu in the presentation of Kūlanihāko‘i: Living Waters. The show uses hula and contemporary Hawaiian storytellers to explore the relationship of water to life and land. An original MACC hula drama, the production sources from centuries-old Hawaiian myths. $12-$40. 7:30pm. Maui Arts and Cultural Center, Castle Theater. (One Cameron Way, Kahului); 808-242-7469, mauiarts.org.
FLEETWOOD’S FULL MOON PARTY – What better way to spend the evening than by howling at the full moon from Fleetwood’s rooftop? Here’s your chance to experience a night of mysticism on Fleetwood’s plush couches. The moonlit lounge will be home to tarot card readers, massage relaxation and talk story sessions with the president of the Maui Astronomy Club. While I Want Candy plays in the background, take advantage of the view with a super sized telescope and make a wish upon as many stars as you can see. Free. 9pm-midnight. Fleetwood’s on Front Street (744 Front St. Lahaina); 808-669-6425, fleetwoodsonfrontst.com.
WHALE PHOTO TRIBUTE – In conjunction with whale season and the launch of 2013 Maui Whale Festival, Pacific Whale Foundation will host a gala reception celebrating the opening of the 2013 “Photo Tribute to the Whales” exhibit. Guests can enjoy works by professional wildlife photographers, researchers and naturalists. Porto will provide complimentary pupus and refreshments for guests to enjoy as they view the exhibit. Open to the public, take advantage of the opportunity to catch a closer look at nature’s largest mammals. Free. 5pm-6:30pm. Ma’alaea Harbor Shops (300 Ma’alaea Rd., Wailuku); 808-249-8811 ex. 1, pacificwhale.org.
SUNDAY, JAN. 27
EBB & FLOW – Take a moment to tap into your classy self for an evening of fine music. Ebb & Flow Ensemble performs Arnold Schoenberg’s “String Quartet #2” in F sharp minor for soprano and string quartet. Have no idea what that means? Don’t fret! A group of very talented musicians (Rachel Schutz, soprano, Ignace Jang and Helen Liu on violins, Steven Flanter, viola, Joanna Morrison-Pernela, cello and Robert Pollock, Maui composer/pianist) will play intricately written music. The musicians hail from three different islands and will perform a soprano and string quartet inspired by a poem by Robinson Jeffers. For the audience’s visual pleasure, local artist Tomas Belsky and videographer Peter Swanzy will feature images of a painting inspired by the piece. $28. 5pm. Maui Arts and Cultural Center, Castle Theater (One Cameron Way, Kahului); 808-242-7469, mauiarts.org.
ELAINE RYAN – Born in Waterford, Ireland, songstress Elaine Ryan floats between Vancouver, B.C. and Maui. Now she’ll release her full length album Sunsets & Twilights while premiering her “When the Wind Blows Kona,” produced and directed by Emmy award winning cinematographer Jess Craven. A result of Ryan’s work with producer Winston Hauschild, the album blends folk-acoustic genre with upbeat pop-rock songs. “When the Wind Blows Kona,” is a tribute to her island home with a danceable surf-pop vibe. $10. 9pm. Casanova (1188 Makawao Ave.); 808-572-0220, casanovamaui.com.
MONDAY, JAN. 28
SOLAR-POWERED GOAT HERDER – The Sustainable Living Institute of Maui and Upcountry Sustainability are hosting an evening with Doug Fine. An investigative journalist, author and solar-powered New Mexican goat herder, Fine will share his struggles and victories in his mission to eliminate 90 percent of petroleum use from his life. The entertaining Q&A strives to create a comic atmosphere while bringing to light a serious environmental issue. Whether it’s how his goats outsmart him, being electrocuted by his solar panels or getting the munchies from the exhaust of his vegetable truck, Fine’s approach make sustainable living easy to digest for all. Free. 5:30pm-7pm. UH-Maui College, Kalama Building Room 103 (10 West Ka’ahumanu Ave., Kahului); 808-984-3379, dougfine.com.
TUESDAY, JAN. 29
LAC ANNUAL MEETING – The LahainaTown Action Committee invites residents to meet the LahainaTown Board members. LAC would like to meet the public and generate ideas for the 2013-2014 year. Current board members will be running for a position on the 2013 board, so all are welcome to meet the candidates. Light pupus will be provided along with refreshments and a no-host open bar. Guest speaker Mayor Alan Arakawa will follow 2013 board elections. 5pm. Pioneer Inn Courtyard (648 Wharf St. # 101, Lahaina,); 808-667-9175, visitlahaina.com.