MAUI TIMES’ JANUARY EVENTS CALENDAR

MAUI TIMES’ JANUARY EVENTS CALENDAR

BIG GIGS

2022 SENTRY TOURNAMENT OF CHAMPIONS – January 5-9. This will be Maui’s 24th year hosting the championship golf event, featuring only winners from the PGA Tour. For ticket and event information, go online. The Plantation Course at Kapalua (200 Plantation Club Dr., Lāhainā); Sentrytournamentofchampions.com

LOS LOBOS – January 15. Returning to Maui is multiple Grammy award winners Los Lobos, sharing their music styles like son jarocho, norteño, Tejano, folk, country, doo-wop, soul, R&B, rock ’n’ roll and punk. Special guest Hawaiʻi favorite, Kanekoa will join the show. This concert will include a dance floor. $15-125. 7:30pm. Maui Arts & Cultural Center (One Cameron Way, Kahului); 808-242-SHOW; Mauiarts.org

FIESTA SATURDAY WITH DJ JAMN J – January 15. Live in the mix with all your salsa, merengue, Cumba, reggaeton, and more. 21+. $15. 9pm. Da Playground Maui, (300 Ma‘alaea Rd., Wailuku); 808-727-2571; Daplaygroundmaui.com 

JOHN CRUZ ISLAND STYLE – January 19. The Grammy and Nā Hōkū Hanohano Hawaiian legend shares lyrical stories about everyday people and experiences. $50. 7:30pm. ProArts Playhouse (1280 S Kīhei Rd.); 808-463-6550; Proartsmaui.com

KAINA KOUNTRY – January 20. Come on out and take a listen as the Maui band performs country music. Andy Kaina, Wilson Kanakaʻole, Glenn Cambra, Raymond Cabebe, and David Fraser will get your feet tapping and hands clapping. In addition to country & western, hear rock & roll, ballads, and Hawaiian favorites. 21+. $15. 9pm. Da Playground Maui, (300 Ma‘alaea Rd., Wailuku); 808-727-2571; Daplaygroundmaui.com

PHIL AND ANGELA BENOIT – January 21. Join the Benoits’ as they play their renditions of their favorite jazz classics, Bossa nova, pop favorites, original music and more. The up close, intimate setting is the perfect way to cozy up to Phil and Angela’s iconic style. $40. 6pm. Maui Coffee Attic (59 Kanoa St., Wailuku); 808-250-9555; Mauicoffeeattic.com

KANEKOA – January 22. Stop in for a great evening of classic rock and original music. $70 for a table of two. 6pm. Maui Coffee Attic (59 Kanoa St., Wailuku); 808-250-9555; Mauicoffeeattic.com

JORDAN T. – January 22. No stranger to the reggae touring circuit, Jordan’s touring career has taken him to international music festivals all across the globe. Let him share his music with you. 21+. $25. 8pm. Da Playground Maui, (300 Ma‘alaea Rd., Wailuku); 808-727-2571; Daplaygroundmaui.com

VARIETY SHOW – January 21Enjoy belly laughs and tasty grooves all in one stellar show, as the sensational one-man band of Oʻahu Tavana returns. Sharing his multi-instrumental swagger, Chino and the Power Up Comedy gang of Maui open the show.  Also featuring, Maui boy and up-and-coming comic Cody Heck. 21+. $25. 8pm. Da Playground (300 Maʻalaea Rd., Wailuku); Daplaygroundmaui.com

YEAR OF THE TIGER CRAFT CENTER – January 29. In honor of the traditional Chinese New Year, the center will host special live performances, a best-dressed contest, and a children’s craft center. Paper and art supplies will be provided as well as guided help to create the following: Paper Dragon Puppets, 3D Tiger Pop-Up Card, and Fortune Teller Game. Donations based reservations to support Big Brothers Big Sisters. 2-6pm. Maui Mall Village (70 E Kaʻahumanu Ave., Kahului); Eventbrite.com

MASHA DELFINDEN – January 29. Masha is a poet and storyteller that was born in Russia, raised in New York City, and currently living on Maui. Like her biography, Masha’s music traverses between genres and worlds. Enjoy a unique and beautiful show. $20. 6pm. Maui Coffee Attic (59 Kanoa St., Wailuku); 808-250-9555; Mauicoffeeattic.com

STEEL PULSE – January 29. The England roots reggae band Steel Pulse performs on Maui! The band was the first non-Jamaican act to win the Grammy for Best Reggae Album. Formed in 1975, the group creates music addressing racial injustice and human rights on a global scale. 7:30pm. Maui Arts & Cultural Center (One Cameron Way, Kahului); 808-242-SHOW; Mauiarts.org

TRAPPED IN PARADISE – January 29. DJ BLKSHP is bringing the fun in this EDM bass event, with local support from Sandy Cheeks and Pash Sean. 21+. $10. 9pm. Da Playground Maui, (300 Ma‘alaea Rd., Wailuku); 808-727-2571; Daplaygroundmaui.com 

Courtesy MACC

ONSTAGE

POLYNESIAN SHOW – January 4. Watch a graceful Hawaiian hula performance as well as beautiful dances of Polynesia. Ongoing Tuesdays & Thursdays, 5:30-6:30pm. The Shops at Wailea (3750 Wailea Alanui Dr.); 808-891-6770; Theshopsatwailea.com

LED KAAPANA – January 5. Led Kaapana is an extraordinary musical legend. Accompanying him is George Kahumoku Jr., Peter deAquino and Sterling Seaton. $35-$60. Doors: 6pm: Show: 6:30pm. The Napili Kai Beach Resort Aloha Pavilion (5900 Lower Honoapi‘ilani Rd., Napili); 808-669-3858; Slackkeyshow.com

THEATER CLASSES – January 6. Offering classes: Intermediate/Advanced Drama; Fit For Broadway; and Intro To Breakdance. Ongoing Thursdays, 4-5pm & 5-6pm. Theatre Theatre Maui (505 Front St., Lāhainā); 661-1168; Ttmwestmaui.org

BRENTON KEITH’S MAGIC SHOW – January 6. Be amused and amazed by Brenton Keith and his Bag O’ Tricks. From two to one hundred and two, his high-energy comedy and magic is entertaining for the entire family. Kids: $5; Adults: $10. Ongoing Thursdays. 5-8pm. Mulligans on the Blue (100 Kaukahi St., Wailea): 808-874-1131; Mulligansontheblue.com

SEAN NAʻAUAO – January 12. Sean joins the slack key show, from contemporary island music to heartfelt Hawaiian mele. $35-$60. Doors: 6pm: Show: 6:30pm. The Napili Kai Beach Resort Aloha Pavilion (5900 Lower Honoapi‘ilani Rd., Napili); 808-669-3858; Slackkeyshow.com

MARLON WAYANS – January 14. Wayans isn’t just a comedic actor, he’s a stand up comedian, writer, producer, actor, and film director. He’s famous for lots of roles in movies and TV shows like In Living Color, The Wayan Bros, Scary Movie, White Chicks, NBC sitcom, Marlon, and his first-ever stand-up comedy special Woke-ish. He returns to the Castle Theater for an evening of stand-up. Tickets: $15, $45, $55, $65, and a limited number of $125 Gold Circle seating. Maui Arts and Cultural Center, (One Cameron Way, Kahului); 808-242-SHOW; Mauiarts.org

SONNY LIM –  January 19. Introduced to ki hoʻalu as a child, Sonny has performed with the greats and nominated for Grammy awards. $35-$60. Doors: 6pm: Show: 6:30pm. The Napili Kai Beach Resort Aloha Pavilion (5900 Lower Honoapi‘ilani Rd., Napili); 808-669-3858; Slackkeyshow.com

MAUI POPS ORCHESTRA’S BROADWAY POPS – January 23. Celebrate music from Broadway and beyond with Morgan James and Ben Davis as they join the Maui Pops Orchestra. 3pm. Maui Arts & Cultural Center (One Cameron Way, Kahului); 808-242-SHOW; Mauiarts.org

JEFF PETERSON – January 26. Listen to the transcendent voice of slack key guitar virtuoso Jeff Paterson. As the son of a paniolo at Haleakala Ranch, Jeff is one of Hawaiʻi’s most versatile musicians, being deeply rooted in the traditions of Hawaiian music intertwined with classical and jazz flair. Live Stream: $35; General Admission: $40; Reserved Priority Seating: $60. 6:30-8:15pm. The Napili Kai Beach Resort Aloha Pavilion (5900 Lower Honoapi‘ilani Rd., Napili); 808-669-3858; Slackkeyshow.com

AHI WRAP: THE CARPORT THEATRE FESTIVAL – January 28-February 13. MAPA returns to the stage with the hilarious three-person show “Ahi Wrap” sharing laughter, crazy antics, and the true meaning of ʻohana. Guaranteeing a lot of laughs, the local soap opera is MAPA’s first production with a live audience since the pandemic. You don’t want to miss this show. Show runs for three weekends. Maui Academy of Performing Arts, 808-244-8760; Mauiacademy.org

Courtesy Huinoeau.com

ART SCENE

SCHAEFER PORTRAIT CHALLENGE 2022 – January 2-March 19. Cast your vote for your favorite artwork at the triennial portrait challenge! Tour the Schaefer gallery to see 48 works by 47 artists from the islands of Hawai‘i, Maui, Lana‘i, O‘ahu, and Kaua‘i that capture Hawai‘i’s extraordinary spirit. The winner will be announced on March 13. Gallery Open: Tuesdays-Saturdays, 10am-4pm. Maui Arts & Cultural Center (One Cameron Way, Kahului); 808-242-SHOW; Mauiarts.org

LIFE DRAWING – January 5. Join a unique non-instruction drawing class. Call or text for more information and to reserve a spot. $5 (students); $15 (adults); $40 (4 sessions). Ongoing Wednsdays, 6-9pm. Gallery Lele at Keawe Center (40 Kupuohi, Lāhainā); 808-205-1389.

ART NIGHT – January 7. Celebrate Aloha Friday with art night! Walk through Lahaina’s Historic District to visit local galleries with live music and art demonstrations. Find all participating 20+ galleries online. Ongoing Fridays, 5-8pm. Lahaina Town, Lahainarestoration.org/friday-night-is-art-night 

WEST MAUI KID’S PAINTOUTS – January 22. Art supplies, lunch and snacks included. Contact Nancy Young for an application, Nncyoung@gmail.com. Gallery Lele at Keawe Center (40 Kupuohi, Lāhainā); 808-205-1389.

YOUTH ART CHALLENGE – Deadline January 28. The Institute on Violence, Abuse & Trauma and the Hawai’i Planning Committee in conjunction with the 19th Hawaii International Summit on Preventing, Assessing & Treating Trauma across the Lifespan is requesting entries for the 9th Annual Youth Arts Challenge: promoting the development of healthy interpersonal relationships. Entry needs to be mailed or emailed by January 28 and the winning artwork will be displayed with awards presented, March 28-April 1, 2022. Go online for arts criteria and detailed information: Ivatcenters.org/hawaii-summit

MAUI’S 20TH ANNUAL ART OF ALOHA – January 30. Captivating artists from around the world come together at the Lahaina Galleries in Wailea to show and discuss their work. The artists include Guy Buffet, Dario Campanile, Carrie Graber, Ronaldo Macedo, Robert Lyn Nelson, Michael Talbot, Steve Turnbull, and Donna Young. 12-3pm. Lahaina Galleries, (3750 Wailea Alanui, Kīhei); 808-874-8583; Lahainagalleries.com 

ART OF TRASH 2022: SUBMISSIONS NOW OPEN! – Deadline February 1. Mālama Maui Nui is accepting submissions to the Art of Trash and Trashion Show expected to open in April 2022. Pieces must be made from recycled and/or reused material. Go online for details. Malamamauinui.org/artoftrash

2022 ANNUAL JURIED EXHIBITION – On view until February 14. View current work of local and mainland artists in all media. Ceramics, printmaking, sculpture, photography, painting, drawing, jewelry, digital media, fiber, wood, mixed media and all other creative explorations. Gallery Open: Wednesdays-Saturdays, 9am-4pm. Hui No‘eau Visual Art (2841 Baldwin Ave., Makawao); 808-572-6560; Huinoeau.com

Courtesy Islandartparty.com

ART CLASSES

​​COCONUT FROND WEAVING – January 3. Kumu Thompson shares history and contemporary approach to frond weaving using coconut leaves. Supplies provided. Advance reservation via phone. Ongoing Mondays, 11am-12pm. Montage Kapalua Bay (1 Bay Dr. Lāhainā); 808-662-6600. Montagehotels.com 

LEI PO‘O MAKING – January 3 & 5. Learn how to weave basic Ti leaf lei using flowers and ferns that can be worn on the head or around the neck. Lei making is open to both keiki and adults. Ongoing, Mondays: 2:30-3:30pm; Wednesdays: 1:30-2:30pm. The Shops at Wailea (3750 Wailea Alanui Dr.); 808-891-6770; Theshopsatwailea.com

LEI MAKING – January 5. Learn the history of lei, a symbol of Aloha. A guide will identify ferns and plants for creating lei and teach the braiding method known as haku. Ongoing Wednesdays, 10am & 1pm. Montage Kapalua Bay (1 Bay Dr. Lāhainā); 808-662-6681; Montagehotels.com

CREATIVE GENIUSES ART CLASS – January 5. Keiki use their imagination to create unique artwork. Class is held via Zoom. Sign up online. Ongoing Wednesdays. Class Times: 2:30-3:15pm (grades 1-3); 3:30-4:15pm (grades 3-5). Maui Hui Malama, 808-244-5911; Mauihui.org

ART CLASSES – January 5. Let your inner artist come out! A different theme is offered each day. Ongoing Wednesdays-Sundays. Island Art Party (1279 S Kīhei Rd.); 808-419-6020; Islandartparty.com

HULA LESSONS – January 6. Hula has been used to show respect and share stories. Learn the history as well as basic hip, foot, and hand movements that accompany the meaningful words. Ongoing Thursdays, 10am & 1pm. Montage Kapalua Bay (1 Bay Dr. Lāhainā); 808-662-6681; Montagehotels.com

COCONUT FROND WEAVING – January 6. Make your own keepsake from Maui. Class is perfect for both adults and children. Ongoing Thursdays, 4:30-5:30pm. The Shops at Wailea (3750 Wailea Alanui Dr.); 808-891-6770; Theshopsatwailea.com

PAINTING INDIGENOUS HAWAIIAN BIRDS IN WATERCOLOR – January 8. Class focuses on the Hawaiian Honeycreeper. Students leave with awareness of the endemic bird species and a lovely watercolor. Some painting, drawing experience is preferred, but not required. Members: $105; Non-Members: $125. 10am-3pm. Hui No‘eau Visual Art (2841 Baldwin Ave., Makawao); 808-572-6560; Huinoeau.com

LAUHALA WEAVING – January 8. Create a beautiful keepsake bracelet using the lau (leaf) from a Hala tree. (Ages 12 and over). Advance reservation via phone. Ongoing Saturdays, 10am & 1pm. Montage Kapalua Bay (1 Bay Dr. Lāhainā); 808-662-6600; Montagehotels.com 

MINDFUL DRAWING – January 15. Mindful drawing and meditation are mutually beneficial for physical, spiritual, and creative growth. Relax, have fun, and be present. Bring a watercolor brush #10 or #12 or a Chinese Calligraphy Brush. Members: $119; Non-Members: $144. Supply fee: $20. 10am-4pm. Hui No‘eau Visual Art (2841 Baldwin Ave., Makawao); 808-572-6560; Huinoeau.com

PAINTING FLOWERS IN WATERCOLOR – January 16. One day hands-on workshop focusing on spontaneous representation of flowers rather than careful realistic representation. Prerequisite: some previous watercolor painting instruction. Bring watercolor materials and flowers. Members: $104; Non-Members: $129. 10am-4pm. Hui No‘eau Visual Art (2841 Baldwin Ave., Makawao); 808-572-6560; Huinoeau.com

Courtesy pixabay.com

CRAFT FAIRS

THE WESTIN’S CRAFT FAIR – Ongoing Tuesdays & Fridays. Talented artisans from hand made jewelry created with sea glass and shells found off the shores of the islands to unique hand sewn fashionable bags made with attractive one of a kind fabric. Ongoing Tuesdays & Fridays, 9am-3pm. The Westin Kaʻanapali Ocean Resort Villas (6 Kai Ala Dr., Lāhainā); 808-268-9822; Mauisfinestcraftfairs.com

MARRIOTT’S CRAFT FAIR – Ongoing Wednesdays. Hand-crafted ceramic specialty pieces from beautifully painted sinks and wall art to the talented Henna artist that provides many varieties of tattoo designs, and more. Ongoing Wednesdays, 9am-3pm. Marriott’s Maui Ocean Club (100 Nohea Kai Dr., Lāhainā); 808-268-9822; Mauisfinestcraftfairs.com

HYATT’S CRAFT FAIR – Ongoing Thursdays. Showcases a variation of island artisans from hand crafted honus (turtles), whale tails, tiki god artwork and more, made with various types of wood grown on Maui to vibrantly colored blown glass sculptures of a whale’s tail to unique modern light fixtures made locally on Maui. Ongoing Thursdays, 9:30am-3pm. Hyatt Residence Club Maui (180 Nohea Kai Dr., Lāhainā); 808-268-9822; Mauisfinestcraftfairs.com

THE LAHAINA ARTS SOCIETY ART FESTIVAL – Ongoing Saturday and Sunday. Shop local and talk story with members of the LAS. Artists will be displaying paintings, jewelry, ceramics, photography, and prints. Ongoing Saturday and Sunday, 9am-4pm. Lahaina Cannery Mall (1221 HI-30, Lāhainā); Lahainaarts.com

MAUI GIFT AND CRAFT FAIR – Ongoing Sundays. It’s a funday at one of Maui’s largest craft shows. With over 50 vendors, find a variety of offerings from local Maui artists and vendors, like photography, jewelry, fine art, crafts, gifts, and more. Ongoing Sundays, 9am-2pm. Lahaina Gateway Center (305 Keawe St, Lāhainā); Mauigiftandcraftfair.com

Courtesy Pixabay.com

MAUI FOODIE

POKE OF THE MONTH – ʻOno for fish, then stop by throughout the month of January and try the local style poké, made with ʻahi tuna, shoyu, mango salsa and pickled radish over furikake rice. Down the Hatch (658 Front St., Lāhainā); 808-661-4900; DTHmaui.com

WILD FOODS HIKE – Daily. Internationally recognized wild food forager Sunny Savage has taught thousands about wild foods. She turns her observations of the natural world into storied solutions on personal hikes. Contact to schedule your hike. 808-206-8882; Support@sunnysavage.com; Sunnysavage.com

THE MYTHS OF MAUI LU‘AU – Daily. Go on a voyage through Polynesia. Enjoy an all-you-can-eat buffet of Hawai‘i’s finest cuisines and complimentary cocktails. The beautiful hula and exciting fire knife dance will leave you breathless. Book online. Royal Lahaina Resort (2780 Keka‘a Dr., Lāhainā); 800-222-5642; Royallahaina.com/luau

MAUI LU‘AUS – Daily. Take a historical journey, indulge in Hawaiian dishes and handcrafted cocktails, experience an imu ceremony, watch a fire knife show, and try hula. Go online to find the lu‘au for you. Mauiluau.com

DINNER CRUISES – Daily. Cruise in style for a fun-filled night on the water with spectacular views and delicious island food. Contact for available offers. Activityauthority.com

SUNDAY BRUNCH – January 2. Enjoy a crafted brunch menu by Executive Chef Roger Stettler. Kevin Brown entertains with a live slack key guitar performance, which is accompanied by a beautiful hula dance. Ongoing Sundays, 11am-1pm. Taverna Restaurant (200 Village Rd., Kapalua); 808-667-2426; Tavernamaui.com

SUNDAY BRUNCH AT KO – January 2. Featuring plantation inspired local favorites with live music, mimosa flights, and Bloody Mary specials. $69. Kamaʻaina receive 25% off (limited time only Hawaiʻi ID required). Reservations required. Ongoing Sundays, 11am-2pm. Fairmont Kea Lani (4100 Wailea Alanui, Wailea); 808-875-4100; Korestaurant.com

PANG’S POKE AT LUANA LOUNGE – January 2. Pull up the best seat in the house and enjoy a taste of Hawai‘i’s modern culture through poke, cocktails and live music. Ongoing Sundays-Fridays, 4-8pm. Fairmont Kea Lani (4100 Wailea Alanui, Wailea); 808-875-4100; Fairmont-kea-lani.com

EXOTIC FRUIT ADVENTURE – January 3. Explore the farm aboard Kawasaki 4-WD “Mules.” Stop to pick and sample a variety of exotic fruit right from the tree. At the end of the tour, pack a large box of fruit to take home. Reservation required. $375. Ongoing Mondays-Fridays. Ono Organic Farms (149 Hāna Hwy.); 808-268-1784; Onofarms.com 

THE BEACH CLUB LUAU – January 4. Enjoy gourmet luau favorites with panoramic views of Hawaiʻi’s famous sunsets. Select cocktails and beer also available. Ongoing Tuesdays, 5:30pm. Montage Kapalua Bay, (1 Bay Dr. Lāhaina);  808-662-6627; Montagehotels.com

MAKAʻAKA LOʻI – January 5. Kumu Penny, will teach keiki all about the different aspects of kalo, from how to make a loʻi to caring for and cooking kalo. She will also show how to make poi pounders from pohaku the traditional way. Students will also learn ecology, sustainability, hydrology, history, art and much more. Ongoing Wednesdays, 3:30-5:30pm. Maui Hui Malama, 808-244-5911; Mauihui.org

MALA ‘TIL MIDNIGHT – January 7. Indulge in the Kitchen Assassin Chef Alvin Savella’s raw fish & Wagyu menu. Plus select cocktails too! Ongoing Sundays, 10pm-12am. Mala Tavern (1307 Front St., Lāhainā); 808-667-9394; Malatavern.com/late-night-menu 

Image courtesy Lahainaresoration.org

COMMUNITY

ULTIMATE OPEN JUMP – Daily. Jump your heart out during open jump. $22-$40. Kama‘aina: $17-$35. Socks require or purchase for $2. Sundays-Thursdays: 12-6pm; Fridays & Saturdays: 12-8pm. Ultimate Air Trampoline Park (21 La‘a St., Wailuku); 808-214-JUMP; Ultimateairmaui.com

ULTIMATE TODDLER TIME – January 5. Bring your keiki to burn off that energy while having tons of fun. $22-$40. Kama‘aina: $17-$35. Socks require or purchase for $2. Ongoing Mondays, Fridays & Saturdays, 10am-12pm. Ultimate Air Trampoline Park (21 La‘a St., Wailuku); 808-214-JUMP; Ultimateairmaui.com

LATIN NIGHTS – January 7. Swing your hips with Maui’s Tropical Latin Dance Band, “Dr. Nat and Rio Ritmo.” Intro level salsa lessons from 8-8:30pm are included in the cover. All ages welcome. BYOB. $20 At-The-Door. Ongoing Fridays, 8-11pm. Heritage Hall (401 Baldwin Ave., Pa‘ia); 808-243-0065; Heritagehall.com

GO GREEN RECYCLING – January 15. Important service for West Maui residents to responsibly dispose of bulky-items like air conditioners, batteries (lead acid only), scrap metal, and electronics. Appointment-required. 9am-12pm. Behind Lāhainā District Court (1870 Honoapi‘ilani Hwy.); MalamaMauiNui.org/GoGreen

AN AFTERNOON WITH THE AUTHOR – January 15Join Rebecca Taniguchi via ZOOM as she speaks about her novel “Hiro’s War.” Using a hero’s journey motif to its fullest, Hiro’s War evolves from a wartime coming-of-age saga into a search for peace on a personal and national scale. Experience the horrid conditions of the assembly centers and internment camps that the government cobbles together in panic. A limited number of signed copies of the book are available at the Center. 1:15pm. Nisei Veterans Memorial Center (1 Go For Broke Pl., Kahului); 808-244-NVMC; Nvmc.org

MĀLAMA HAWAI’I VOLUNTOURISM PROGRAM – January 18. Learn about Maui’s rich history by measuring, describing, photographing, and transcribing historic artifacts and documents from Lāhainā’s past, including Kingdom of Hawai‘i, Missionary, Whaling and Sugar eras. Offered Tuesdays & Thursdays. Lahainarestoration.org

A LOOK AT MISSIONARY LIFE IN A HAWAIIAN VILLAGE – January 19. The oldest house still standing on the island is a recognizable landmark in the heart of historic Lāhainā. Built between 1834-35 in what was then referred to as the “missionary compound.” Admission: $7 (Adults); $5 (Seniors/HI Residents/Military/Veterans); Free: (Members & Children 12 & under). Ongoing Wednesdays-Fridays. Tours begin every half hour. Self-guided: Wed-Sat, 10am-4pm; Candle Lit: Fri, 5pm-8pm. Baldwin Home Museum (120 Dickenson St., Lāhainā); 808-661-3262; Lahainarestoration.org

MAUI CHARTER COMMISSION PUBLIC HEARINGS – January 26 & 27. The Charter Commission encourages the public to review and learn about the proposed amendments that have been adopted. Details on the Commission’s decisions are available on the County’s website: Mauicounty.gov/DocumentCenter/Index/5153. A preliminary report detailing all proposed charter amendments will be available to the public in mid-January. The Commission will conduct meetings on January 26 and 27, from 5-9pm on both days, for the public to provide testimony. The Commission has until February 18, 2022 to submit its list of proposed amendments to the County Council for review. For more information visit the Charter Commission website: Mauicounty.gov/CharterCommission

BINHI AT ANI 2022 SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION – Due March 1. For 2022, at least ten $1,000 scholarships will be awarded. Applicants must be a resident of the island of Maui, must be scheduled to graduate in 2022 from a high school on Maui. Check with your high school counselor for an application. Contact Scholarship chairperson Michelle Balala at 808-268-8915 or michelle_balala@live.com if you have any questions. Binhi at Ani Filipino Community Center, Binhiatani.org

COMMUNITY WORKSHOPS

COCONUT HUSKING – January 3. At Sunset Pavilion, learn history and benefits of the coconut while tasting its fresh milk and grated meat. Advance reservation via phone. Ongoing Mondays, 10-11am. Montage Kapalua Bay (1 Bay Dr. Lāhainā); 833-779-7951; Montagehotels.com

​​ʻUKULELE HAUʻOLI – January 4. Learn the history of ʻukulele. Ongoing Tuesdays & Fridays, 10am & 1pm. Montage Kapalua Bay (1 Bay Dr. Lāhainā); 833-779-7951; Montagehotels.com

COCONUT HUSKING – January 4. See demonstrations of traditional and modern methods in coconut husking. Ongoing Tuesdays, 2:30-3:30pm. The Shops at Wailea (3750 Wailea Alanui Dr.); 808-891-6770; Theshopsatwailea.com

HULA LESSONS – January 6. For centuries Hula has been used to show respect and share stories of Hawaiian deities. Learn the history as well as basic hip, foot, and hand movements that accompany the meaningful words. Ongoing Thursdays, 10am & 1pm. Montage Kapalua Bay (1 Bay Dr. Lāhainā); 808-662-6681; Montagehotels.com

SAMBA DANCE CLASS – January 6. Samba is a fun carnival street dance and a great workout. Class taught by international dancer, Natalina Monteiro. Ongoing Thursdays. Maui Yoga & Dance Shala (381 Baldwin Ave., Pa‘ia); 808-283-4123; Maui-yoga.com

PAPA HULA – January 7. Discover the art of Hawaiian hula while having a great time at this dance workshop. Lessons include an overview of the music and instruments, the costume, and meaning of dance movements. Ongoing Fridays, 4-5pm. The Shops at Wailea (3750 Wailea Alanui Dr.); 808-891-6770; Theshopsatwailea.com

INVEST LIKE A PRO WITH CONFIDENCE – January 19It’s possible to build REAL wealth through real estate. Learn examples of education that offers a wide variety of strategies for real estate investors, entrepreneurs and business owners. FREE. 4-6pm. Wardell Cooke, 808-561-7757; Wxcooke@gmail.com; Eventbrite.com

BECOME A BETTER PARENT – JAN 21 & 22. The two days are divided into a discussion, Friday is Professionals Day, (Designed for individuals working in the fields of early childhood development and education), cost is $25. Saturday is Parents Day, (Designed for parents, guardians, family caregivers, and the general public), cost is $20. Register online. 10am-12pm (both days). Imua Discovery Garden (2471 Main St., Wailuku), Imuagarden.org/workshop

ULANA ʻIE: HĪNĀLEA FISH TRAP – JAN 22 & 23. Ulana ‘ie (weaving using ‘ie‘ie fiber) practitioners Lloyd Kumulā‘au Sing Jr. & May Haunani Balino-Sing, teach participants to weave a hīnaʻi hīnālea (wrasse funnel trap) and their own hilo (twisted) cordage. 9am-4pm. Hui No‘eau Visual Art (2841 Baldwin Ave., Makawao); 808-572-6560; Huinoeau.com

Image courtesy Pixabay.com

HEALTH & WELLNESS

BODY IN BALANCE CLASSES – Daily: Barre Sculpting & Toning, Aerial Yoga Hammock, Functional Barre, Functional Flexibility and more. Contact for schedule. Body in Balance at Emerald Plaza (118 Kupuohi St., Lāhainā); 808-661-1116; Bodybalancemaui.com

SUNDAY SUNSET RESTORATIVE YOGA + SOUND BOWLS – January 2. Slow gentle movement to restore the body. Receive healing powers of the sound bowls reconnecting the body and mind. $20. Ongoing Sundays, 5pm. Wailea Healing Center (120 Kaukahi St.,  Kīhei); Eventbrite.com

AERIAL LYRA – 6 WEEK SERIES – January 3-February 7. This series starts with an introduction to Aerial Hoop into a choreographed act. You’ll learn to safely navigate the hoop and how to properly build strength and flexibility. $180. Monday: 5:30pm (teens); 6:30pm (adults). Body in Balance at Emerald Plaza (118 Kupuohi St., Lāhainā); 808-661-1116; Bodybalancemaui.com

MIND BODY CYCLE – January 3. Join a beat based, fat-burning, cardio blast ride in this full body workout. The classes get physical in a socially engaging and exciting atmosphere! All levels welcome. Ongoing Mondays & Tuesdays 5:30pm; Fridays 8:30am. Enjoy the Ride MAUI at Emerald Plaza (118 Kupuohi St., Lāhainā); 808-667-7772; Enjoytheridemaui.com

VIRTUAL STROKE SUPPORT GROUP – January 19. Program provides education, encouragement, and helpful resources to individuals recovering from stroke or caregivers. Request link to meeting by emailing Mariah.Mossman@kp.org. Ongoing every 3rd Wednesday of the month, 4-5pm. Maui Health (221 Mahalani St., Wailuku); 808-244-9056; Mauihealth.org

SPIN REVOLUTION – January 7. High intensity class followed by a fun military boot camp like segment! It’s where calorie blast meets sleek, sexy muscle building. Cardio Burn Plus! This class is considered advanced. Bring a yoga mat. Ongoing Fridays, 5:30pm. Enjoy the Ride MAUI at Emerald Plaza (118 Kupuohi St., Lāhainā); 808-667-7772; Enjoytheridemaui.com

ROLL AND RELEASE WORKSHOP – January 22. Feeling tight, sore, and overworked? This workshop is for you! Restore overall muscular and mental mobility using ART (Active Release Techniques). 12-2pm. Body in Balance at Emerald Plaza (118 Kupuohi St., Lāhainā); 808-661-1116; Bodybalancemaui.com

Image courtesy Facebook.com/MauiBeesHoney

OUTDOORS

ACTIVITIES ON MAUI – Daily. Tours, hikes and lessons: scuba diving, surfing & snorkeling. Contact for schedules. Activityauthority.com

ECO ADVENTURES – Daily. Thrilling zipline tours over waterfalls, sunrises at the summit of Haleakalā, and Road to Hana tour. Contact for offerings. 808-878-8400; Skylinehawaii.com

MAUI BEE TOUR – January 3. Get a unique and immersive look into the world of honeybees. Explore the internal workings of honeybee hives with an experienced beekeeper and taste honey directly from the hives. $65. Ongoing Mondays-Fridays, 9am, 11am & 1pm. The Maui Bee Tour and Lahaina Honey Co. (700 Punakea Lp., Lāhainā); 808-793-4660; Mauibees.com

SUGAR MUSEUM TOUR – January 3. Home to a variety of exhibits, explore Maui’s sugar and plantation history. Exhibits depict 168 years of “King Sugar,” a chapter of history that impacted the island’s landscape and multiculturalism. Ongoing Mondays-Wednesdays, 10am-2pm. Alexander & Baldwin Sugar Museum (3957 Hansen Rd, Kahului); Sugarmuseum.com

KAHUMOKU FARM TOUR – January 7. Join Hawai‘i’s Renaissance Man, uncle George Kahumoku, Jr. Learn cultural and nutritional benefits of farming and become familiar with ancient Polynesian canoe plants. For lunch, pick vegetables from the garden and enjoy George’s Grammy winning songs. Reservations required. Ongoing Fridays & Saturdays, 8am. Cliffs at Kahakuloa (555 Kaukini Lp., Wailuku); 808-280-9948; Kahumoku.com

FARM TOURS – January 8. Meet friendly animals, see how food grows, and learn how to start a garden. Advance reservation required. 9-11am. The Maui Farm (100 Ike Dr., Makawao); 808-579-8271; Themauifarm.org

VOLUNTEERING

VOLUNTEER AT OLOWALU CULTURAL RESERVE – January 5. Learn about the environment and culture of Native Hawaiian land and practices, while malama ‘āina. Help to preserve the biodiversity and beauty of Olowalu Reef, which provides food and shelter to marine species and coral habitat. Sign up online. Ongoing Wednesday & Thursdays. Kipuka Olowalu, Kipukaolowalu.com

VOLUNTEER AT WAIHEʻE COASTAL DUNES & WETLAND REFUGE – January 7 & 21. Connect with nature with the opportunity to huli ka lima i lalo (turn the hands down), and work the soil. Volunteers work on restoration and conservation projects. Ongoing Fridays, 8am-12pm, and every third Saturday, 8-11am. Waiheʻe Coastal Dunes Base Yard (Halewaiu Rd., Wailuku); 808-744-AINA; Hilt.org

VOLUNTEER AT HONOKOWAI VALLEY – January 8. Beneath the tangle of foliage are numerous archaeological sites, including homes, farms, trails, and heiaus. Join in regular maintenance projects to preserve the Honokowai Valley project. Ongoing Saturdays. Maui Cultural Land. (1 Puʻukoliʻi Rd., Lāhainā); 808-276-5593; EkoluMCL@hawaii.rr.com; Mauiculturallands.org

VOLUNTEER AT WAIHEʻE COASTAL DUNES & WETLAND REFUGE – January 15. Connect with nature with the opportunity to huli ka lima i lalo (turn the hands down), and work the soil. Volunteers help with restoration and conservation projects, land stewardship. 8-11am. Waiheʻe Coastal Dunes Base Yard (Halewaiu Rd., Wailuku); 808-744-AINA; Hilt.org

Image courtesy Facebook.com/brantquickmusic

LIVE MUSIC

Central

LAS PINATAS OF MAUI – Sun: 7-9pm. (395 Dairy Rd., Wailuku); 808-877-8707; Pinatasmaui.com

MAUI COFFEE ATTIC – Contact. (59 Kanoa St., Wailuku); 808-250-9555; Mauicoffeeattic.com

North

ALOHA ‘AINA BBQ – Fri & Sat: 5:30-7:30pm. (Pe‘ahi Farmstand, 2250 Hāna Hwy.); 808-437-7754; Alohaainabbq.com

FARM STAND FOOD TRUCK COURT – Fri: 6-9pm. (111 Stable Rd., Paʻia).

ISLAND FRESH CAFE – Sun: 12:30-2:30pm; Wed: 11:30am-1:30pm; Sat: 12:30-2:30pm. (381 Baldwin Ave., Pa‘ia); 808-446-0298; Islandfreshmaui.com

PA‘IA BAY COFFEE BAR – Daily: 5-7pm. (115 Hāna Hwy., Pa‘ia); 808-578-3111; Paiabaycoffee.com

South

MAUI BREWING CO. – Daily: 6:30-8:30pm. 605 Lipoa Pkwy., Kīhei); 808-201-2337; Mauibrewingco.com

MONKEYPOD KITCHEN – Sundays & Mondays: 12-2pm. (10 Wailea Gateway Pl.); 808-891-2322; Monkeypodkitchen.com

MULLIGANS ON THE BLUE – Daily: 6-8pm. (100 Kaukahi St., Wailea): 808-874-1131; Mulligansontheblue.com

NALUʻS SOUTH SHORE GRILL – Sundays, Thursdays & Fridays: 6:30pm; Mon-Wed & Sat: 7:30pm. (1280 S. Kīhei Rd.); 808-891-8650; Naluskihei.com

PITA PARADISE – Sundays: 6-8:30pm. (34 Wailea Gateway Pl.); 808-879-7177; Pitaparadisehawaii.com

SOUTH SHORE TIKI LOUNGE – Daily: 4-6pm. (Kīhei Kalama Village, 1913 S. Kīhei Rd.); 808-874-6444;  Southshoretiki.com

WHAT ALES YOU – Wednesdays: 6-8pm; Fri: 6:30-9pm. (Kīhei Kalama Village, 1913 S. Kīhei Rd.); 808-214-6581; Whatalesyoukihei.com

Upcountry

TOOHEY’S BUTCHERY & BISTRO – Wed-Sat: 6-9pm. (824 Kokomo Rd., Ha’iku); 808-856-0311; Tooheysbutchery.com

West

CANE & CANOE – Daily: 4-6pm. (Montage Kapalua Bay, 1 Bay Dr. Lāhainā); 808-662-6681; Montagehotels.com

DOWN THE HATCH – Mondays-Saturdays: 8-10am & 3-5pm. (658 Front St., Lāhainā); 808-661-4900; DTHmaui.com

DUKES BEACH HOUSE – Daily: 5:30-8pm.(130 Kai Malina Pkwy, Lāhainā); 808-662-2900; Dukesmaui.com

HANA HOU – Daily: 6-9pm. (Montage Kapalua Bay, 1 Bay Dr. Lāhainā); 808-662-6681; Montagehotels.com

HUIHUI RESTAURANT – Daily: 2-5pm; 5:30-8:30pm & 6:30-7:30pm. 2525 Kā‘anapali Pkwy., Lāhainā); 808-667-0124; Huihuirestaurant.com

HULA GRILL – Daily: 2:30-4pm & 6:30-8pm. (2435 Ka‘anapali Pkwy., Lāhainā); 808-667-6636; Hulagrillkaanapali.com

INU POOL BAR – Sundays-Wednesdays: 3:30-5:30pm. (The Westin Nanea Ocean Villas, 45 Kai Malina Pkwy., Ka‘anapali); 808-662-6300; Westinvacationclub.com

MALA TAVERN – Daily: 2-4pm. (1307 Front St., Lāhainā); 808-667-9394; Malatavern.com

MONKEYPOD KITCHEN – Daily: 1pm, 4pm & 7pm. (2435 Ka‘anapali Pkwy., Lāhainā); 808-878-6763; Monkeypodkitchen.com

THE DIRTY MONKEY – Mondays, Wednesdays & Sundays: 7-9pm. (844 Front St., Lāhainā); 808-419-6268; Thedirtymonkey.com

THE WHARF CINEMA – Mondays-Thursdays: 5-7pm. (658 Front St., Lāhainā); 808-661-8748; Thewharfshops.com

Feature image courtesy: Maui Arts & Cultural Center and Photo credit: Patrick Niddrie

View more events at: Calendar.mauitimes.org

*** Please double check before going bumbai time and dates change!

Building Maui

Building Maui

Is Maui destined to rely on imports to build its homes or do local materials stand a chance?
Up a steep driveway in Kīpahulu, past fruit trees and dense jungle, outcroppings of bamboo begin to appear, stitched into the mountainside. Dusky black stalks and tea-green shoots adorn the landscape at Whispering Winds, a 230-acre farm cooperative where Rich von Wellsheim has been growing bamboo for nearly two decades. 

read more
Maui’s Kai Lenny Tackling Massive Surf

Maui’s Kai Lenny Tackling Massive Surf

Kai Lenny, a born and raised Maui surfer, grew up watching his idols tackle waves thought impossible at Peʻahi. He channels this mindset and draws from his multidisciplinary background to take big-wave surfing to new heights. One of his more recent accomplishments is one that can be enjoyed lying on the couch. Lenny, who struggles to stay out of the water, has compiled epic stories and action shots from some of the world’s elite big-wave surfers, including himself, in an aptly titled book, “Big Wave Surfer: The Greatest Rides of Our Lives.”

read more