THURSDAY, MAR. 21
JEFF PETERSON & NATHAN AWEAU – A professor at University of Hawaii’s Manoa campus, Jeff Peterson has been described as one of the “most versatile guitarists” on Hawaii’s music scene today. Blending traditional slack key with jazz undertones, Peterson has contributed to Grammy nominated records and won three Na Hoku Hanohano Awards. On the MACC stage Peterson will be joined by 2006 NHHA Male Vocalist of the Year, Nathan Aweau. He’s a Na Hoku award recipient, former member of HAPA and music teacher. He’s strummed the bass guitar for over three decades and has a unique style that allows him to play melody, chords and bass line at the same time. $30-$45. 7:30pm. Maui Arts and Cultural Center, McCoy Studio Theater (One Cameron Way, Kahului); 808-242-7469; Mauiarts.org.
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FRIDAY, MAR. 22
SLEEP WITH THE SHARKS – Want to change up sleepover dates? Sign your keiki up for a unique glimpse behind the nocturnal behavior of sharks! The Maui Ocean Center invites children 8-13 for a fun and educational sleepover with hands-on lessons, crafts and ocean-themed games. The kids will get a pizza lunch, snacks and continental breakfast. Reservations are required and deadline will be noon on Thursday, Mar. 21. Aquarium members receive 15 percent off. $60. 5:30pm-8:00am. Maui Ocean Center (192 Ma’alaea Rd.); 808-270-7075, Mauioceancenter.com.
SEAN NA‘AUAO – A founding member of Mana’o radio, Sean Na’uao will serenade you with a range of mele from contemporary island to traditional Hawaiian. Catch dinner and live entertainment at Ka‘anapali Beach Hotel’s Tiki Restaurant. Na’uao wears multiple hats, including composer, concert promoter and founder of independent label Poi Pounder. Along the way he’s won a few Na Hoku Hanohano awards and a loyal following. Pono, Leimomi Murray and Kumu Hula of Halau Nawaipunalei will accompany Na’uao. Free. 6pm. Tiki Terrace Restaurant (2525 Ka’anapali Pkwy.); 808-667-0124; Kbhmaui.com.
KIHEI FOURTH FRIDAY – This month, Kihei Fourth Friday Town Party is a (late, but whatever) St. Patrick’s Day celebration. Dance under the stars, dine on local food and take part in St. Paddy’s Day games and activities. Headlining the main stage will be Neto & Barbara’s Maui Rumba, and you can also dance along to Aloha Ballroom Dance Academy. Oh, and be sure to check out the volunteering needs at Habitat for Humanity and Community Work Day booths. 6pm-9pm. Azeka Shopping Center (1279 S Kihei Rd.), Kiheifridays.com.
‘FISHING FOR WIVES’ – Things get fishy in this tale of two men who find themselves in a classic battle over a woman. Fishing for Wives follows Aoki and Nishi, two lonely fisherman, as they come head-to-head when Nishi’s picture bride arrives but then falls in love with the wrong man. It takes place in early 1900s Hawaii. $22. 7:30pm. Maui Arts and Cultural Center, McCoy Studio Theater (One Cameron Way, Kahului); 808-242-7469; Mauiarts.org.
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SATURDAY, MAR. 23
ROSELANI PLACE RUMMAGE SALE – Oh boy! The senior living community Roselani Place is holding its fifth annual rummage sale. Items will include furniture, clothing, books, household goods, plants and craft items. Proceeds will benefit residents of the home, which provides assisted living services for Maui’s seniors. Donations of sellable items are also welcome. If you have time, they also need volunteers to sort and price items Mar. 20-22 or you can help out on the day of the event. For more information, call 808-871-7720. 8am-12:00pm. Roselani Place (88 South Papa Ave., Kahului); Roselaniplace.com.
MAUI HEART WALK – The American Heart Association presents the 15th Annual Maui Heart Walk and Health Fair. The 5k walk, or run if you prefer, will take participants on a new route this year. Starting at Keopuolani Park (in front of the Boys & Girls Club) and through The Maui Nui Botanical Gardens where the trail will loop twice. Participants can participate in a T-shirt contest, a warm-up Zumba session pre-walk and the health fair. Water and snacks will be available. You can park at the War Memorial Stadium. Register and sign a pledge donation envelope online or day of. Top walkers (who raised $750+ by event day) will receive a catered breakfast, a goodie bag and opportunity for a massage. Heart.org/HEARTORG.
HO‘OMAU – E hele mai to Ho’omau 2013. Na Leo Pulama o Maui, the parent support group of Punana Leo o Maui, invite all to attend their 26th annual fundraiser, which will benefit the Hawaiian Language Immersion Preschool. Featured entertainment includes Mele Pono, Malino and Sudden Rush. You can bid on items from the silent and live auction, browse the Hawaiian craft booths and enjoy ono food by Kula Kaiapuni o Maui Hawaiian Immersion students. Enjoy hula by Halau o Ka Hanu Lehua. Get tickets at The keiki of Punana Leo o Maui, Pacific Rootz Tattoo, Ruby’s Diner, Mana Foods, Paragon Salon, Maui Nui Botanical Gardens, ʻUlalena, Native Intelligence and Pukalani Superette. 9am-6pm. $10 advanced/ $15 day of. Maui Nui Botanical Gardens (150 Kanaloa Ave., Wailuku); 808-244-5676; Hoomau.com.
KEALIA POND VISITOR CENTER OPEN! – Take in a fresh breath of air and enjoy the great outdoors this Saturday at Kealia Pond National Wildlife Refuge and Kanuimanu Ponds public viewing area. There you can see migratory birds and the endangered Hawaiian stilt (ae‘o) and Hawaiian coot (‘alae ke‘oke‘o). Usually only open during the week, this rare Saturday opening will allow visitors and locals alike a chance to experience one of Maui’s natural habitats. Artist Paula Sandefur will teach about drawing wetland birds 9-11am. Then Sonny Gamponia will talk about “Wetland Wonders” 11am-noon. Visitors should check in at the visitors center and are encouraged to bring binoculars and wear appropriate sun protection clothing. 8am-3pm. Kealia Pond National Wildlife Refuge (milepost 6 on Mokulele Highway (Highway 311); 808-875-1582; Fws.gov/kealiapond.
HAWAIIAN RENAISSANCE FAIRE – Thee and thine are invited to two days of YMCA Camp Keanae’s Ye Olde Hawaiian Renaissance Faire. Take a trip back in time to medieval days with with crafts, food, entertainment, games, dancing, jousting and more. Enjoy some outdoor family merriment while immersing yourself in the 14th century. Adults $10; Youth (age 5-15) $5; Keiki (age 4 & under) free; Family/Ohana (2 adults + minor children) $25. 10am – 6pm daily. YMCA Camp Keanae (13375 Hana Hwy., Keanae – mile marker 16.5, Hwy 360); 808-248-8355; 808-281-9746, Ymcacampkeanae.org.
EASTER EGG HUNT – Hop on over for Makawao Community Association’s Third Annual Easter Egg Hunt in Makawao. It’s for keiki ages five-10. The children will be released in heats depending on age groups, to make it more fun for everyone. Participants must bring their own baskets. But there will be coffee, tea, hot chocolate and pastries available for purchase. Free. 8-11am (sign-in 8-9am). Oskie Rice Rodeo Ground (Olinda Rd., Makawao); 808 572 6877; Makawaocommunity.org.
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SUNDAY, MAR. 24
‘RISE OF THE GUARDIANS’ – Snuggle up under the stars for another free family-friendly Starry Night Cinema on the MACC lawn. The feature this week is Disney/DreamWorks’ Rise of the Guardians. It’s an animated magical adventure that tells the story of Santa Claus, the Easter Bunny, the Tooth Fairy, the Sandman and Jack Frost. They join forces to protect childrens’ beliefs everywhere. When the evil spirit Pitch tries to take over the world, the Guardians unite to keep dreams alive. Guests can come early for live music and dinner, which is available for purchase. Gates open 5:30pm/ Film 7pm. Maui Arts and Cultural Center (One Cameron Way, Kahului); 808-242-7469; Mauiarts.org.
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WEDNESDAY, MAR. 27
FULL MOON PARTY – Fleetwood’s on Front Street celebrates another full moon with a party. Practice howling from the rooftop of the Lahaina eatery while basking in Maui’s natural beauty. You may also groove to Marty Dread and DJ Dan Hills, should you wish. The moonlit lounge will be home to stargazers and night owls alike. $20. 9pm-midnight. Fleetwood’s on Front Street (744 Front St., Lahaina); 808-669-6425; Fleetwoodsonfrontst.com.
LEGENDS OF THE CELTIC HARP – Celtic harpist and spoken word artist Patrick Ball didn’t discover his love for music and the Irish culture until well into his adult life. So far he’s released nine instrumental albums and three spoken word albums. Lisa Lynne a composer and premiere Celtic harpist in her own right, has crafted Billboard top 20 hits and has been featured on major television networks. Rounding out the trio, Aryeh Frankfurter, who has performed for royalty, brings his skills to the stage. Don’t miss this electrifying trio of premiere world renowned Celtic harpists. $25. 7:30pm. Maui Arts and Cultural Center, McCoy Studio (One Cameron Way, Kahului); 808-242-7469; Mauiarts.org.