MAUI TIMES’ FEBRUARY EVENTS CALENDAR + VALENTINES

  BIG GIGS FRIDAY NIGHT FEVER DISCO PARTY – February 4. Join a night of Disco with DJ BOOMSHOT mixing up all your favorite hits. Slide on those 8 inch platform shoes, slip into some psychedelic purple polyester bell bottoms and get your groove on,…...
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BIG GIGS

FRIDAY NIGHT FEVER DISCO PARTY – February 4. Join a night of Disco with DJ BOOMSHOT mixing up all your favorite hits. Slide on those 8 inch platform shoes, slip into some psychedelic purple polyester bell bottoms and get your groove on, and partying like it is 1979! Come dressed to impress to win prizes for “Best Disco Dressed” and don’t forget your dance shoes for the “Disco Dance Off!” 21+. $10-15. 9pm. Da Playground (300 Maʻalaea Rd.); Daplaygroundmaui.com

KANEKOA PLAYS THE MUSIC OF THE ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND – February 5. Kanekoa is one of Hawaiʻi’s premier live music experiences, playing what is described as “ʻukulele-powered Hawaiian jam-rock.” For this show Kanekoa will be performing a set of Allman Brothers songs as well as a set of their originals. $40-60. 7:30pm. ProArts Playhouse (1280 S. Kīhei Rd., Kīhei); 808-463-6550; Proartsmaui.com

NIGHT GROOVES LGBT MONTHLY – February 10. Join a night of diversity and pride! Night Grooves is an LGBT dance party night coming at you every second Thursday of the month! Tonight we feature our very own DJ Del Sol and DJ Deafchild from Sunrise Social Club in Portland, OR. 21+. $20-25. 9pm. Da Playground Maui, (300 Ma‘alaea Rd., Wailuku); 808-727-2571; Daplaygroundmaui.com 

UNCLE GEORGE KAHUMOKU JR, WITH NĀMAKA COSMA – February 11. Uncle George and Nāmaka Cosma will each play a set, to be followed by a Talk Story session with both artists. Free. 7pm. ProArts Playhouse (1280 S. Kīhei Rd., Kīhei); 808-463-6550; Proartsmaui.com

A GOLDEN HOMECOMING – February 12. Open to the community, catch up with old friends and celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Maui High School Kahului Campus. Festivities will include live music with local groups Nuff Sed and Homestead, campus tours, stories from notable teachers, historical displays, food trucks (Al’s BBQ Pit, Bang Um Out Grinz, Pastele House, OGO and Maui Fresh Streatery), a classic car show and more. Attendees will also receive a souvenir t-shirt & booklet. 10am-2pm. Maui High School Campus (660 S Lono St., Kahului); Mauihighschoolfoundation.com

CANCELLED: REBELUTION – February 12. The soulful quartet, Eric Rachmany, Rory Carey, Marley D. Williams and Wesley Finley return to Maui to share their wide-ranging, exhilarating brand of modern reggae with addictive pop hooks, alt-rock grit, and hip-hop grooves. Opening the concert will be singer/songwriter from Hawai‘i, Jasmin Nicole. $39.95-140. Gates: 5:30pm; Show: 7pm. Maui Arts & Cultural Center (One Cameron Way, Kahului); 808-242-SHOW; Mauiarts.org

PUPPYBOWL 2022 – February 13. Born at Maui Humane Society, Hoku is selected as the first Hawaiian dog to play in the bowl. Here’s the game plan: Root for Hoku and Team Ruff during kick off! For more details, kick in over to: Mauihumanesociety.org/puppybowl

THE MAGICAL MYSTERY SHOW – February 14. Let There Be Light! Go on a journey through a “portal” back in time into the styles of the Victorian era, as the world’s best magical entertainers, brings you an evening of magic, mystery and mirth. Guests will leave stunned, entertained and amazed blurring the lines between fantasy and reality. 21+. $139-179. Showtimes: 5pm & 8pm daily, except Wednesday. Fairmont Kea Lani Resort (41 Wailea Alanui Dr., Wailea); Hotel-magic.com

BEN ANNAND – February 17. Best known on Maui for producing Tropical Oasis Retreat at Camp Olowalu creating a truly spectacular and unforgettable experience. Returning to Maui, with the mission of fundraising for Maui Huliau and supporting the vendors who served at Tropical Oasis Retreat. Don’t miss the return of Tropical vibes to Maui! $10 (pre-sale); $15 (at-the-door). 8pm-12am. Aumakua Kava Lounge (149 Hāna Hwy., Paʻia); Aumakuakava.com

AARON GOLDBERG TRIO – February 18. Hailed by DownBeat Magazine for his “quick-witted harmonic reflexes, fluid command of line and cut-to-the-chase sense of narrative logic,” Aaron Goldberg is considered one of jazz’s most compelling pianists. He has produced five trio albums and over 80 others as a co-leader and collaborator. Aaron will be joined by Matt Penman on bass and Mark Whitfield Jr. on drums. $40-55. 7:30pm. Maui Arts & Cultural Center (One Cameron Way, Kahului); 808-242-SHOW; Mauiarts.org

NICO ALVAREZ – February 18. From Argentina, enjoy DJ sets and house grooves. $5 (pre-sale); $10 (at-the-door). 8pm-12am. Aumakua Kava Lounge (149 Hāna Hwy., Paʻia); Aumakuakava.com

ELI MAC – February 19. Welcome Eli Mac back home fresh from her mainland tour with the Common Kings and Sammy J. 21+. $40. 8pm. Da Playground (300 Maʻalaea Rd.); Daplaygroundmaui.com

TUBBY LOVE – February 19. 8pm-12am. Aumakua Kava Lounge (149 Hāna Hwy., Paʻia); Aumakuakava.com

DESIRAE GARCIA LENGTHY SUNNY SPELLS RECORD RELEASE PARTY – February 20. Folk Indie artist Desirae will share the sound of early American folk music, with a dreamy pop spin bringing those old timey vibes into the modern day. All the way from New Orleans, Sam Doores will be opening the show. 21+. $15. 8pm. Da Playground (300 Maʻalaea Rd.); Daplaygroundmaui.com

REGGAE ON THE NORTH SHORE – February 24. DJ Selecta, Positive Idiaz along side Maui’s own Teomon. 8pm-12am. Aumakua Kava Lounge (149 Hāna Hwy., Paʻia); Aumakuakava.com

ARTIST 2 ARTIST WITH HENRY KAPONO: ‘HAWAI‘I LEGENDS EDITION’ – February 25. Featuring multi-award-winning artist, Keola Beamer’s and one of Hawaiʻi’s premier singer-songwriters, arrangers, composers, and masters of the Hawaiian slack key guitar. He will be joined by his wife, Moanalani. 7:30pm. Maui Arts & Cultural Center (One Cameron Way, Kahului); 808-242-SHOW; Mauiarts.org

ATLAS SPACE JAM – February 25. 8pm-12am. Aumakua Kava Lounge (149 Hāna Hwy., Paʻia); Aumakuakava.com

ENDLESS SUMMER FESTIVAL 2022 – February 25. Expect a show that is full of positive energy, mixed with roots, rock, reggae, and Latin grooves. Joining Chala will be Ekolu Kalama, Lawaia, Pono Police, David Electric of Steel Pulse, Natalie Robles, Michael Casil, Jon Cua, Dane Patao, Doobie and MCʻd by Spencejah. There will also be a Drum Circle with Sulemon. $25. 10pm. Da Playground (300 Maʻalaea Rd.); Daplaygroundmaui.com

RE:GENESIS MAUI 2.0 – February 26. Enjoy a night of electronic music with Christian Martin. $35. 8pm. Da Playground (300 Maʻalaea Rd.); Daplaygroundmaui.com

THE LAMBSBREAD – February 26. 9pm-12am. Aumakua Kava Lounge (149 Hāna Hwy., Paʻia); Aumakuakava.com

MAKING NOISE AND TALKING STORY WITH KATHY COLLINS & FRIENDS – February 26. This series of fun interviews and anecdotes, hosted by Maui storyteller and media personality Kathy Collins, will feature a variety of guests with one thing in common: all have great stories to share. 1:30-2:30pm. Nisei Veterans Memorial Center, NVMC.org

THE GIRLY SHOW & MYSSFITS DRAG REVUE – February 27. Experience the Ladies of ManCandy Productions doing their THANG! It is a night filled with singing, dancing, some drag droppings here and there and of course the surprise death drops! It’s a guaranteed fun night and don’t forget those dolla’ bills! The party continues after the drag show with DJ Kurt in the mix until we close the place down. $15+. 8pm. Da Playground (300 Maʻalaea Rd.); Daplaygroundmaui.com

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ONSTAGE

AHI WRAP: THE CARPORT THEATRE FESTIVAL – Until, February 13. MAPA returns to the stage with a two-part comedy. The hilarious three-person local soap opera shares laughter, crazy antics, and the true meaning of ʻohana. Guaranteeing lots of laughs. $24-45. Part I: Jan 28, 29 & Feb 11, 7:30pm; Jan 30 & Feb 12, 3pm. Part II: Feb 4, 5 & 12, 7:30pm; Feb 6 & 13, 3pm. Maui Academy of Performing Arts, 808-244-8760; Mauiacademy.org

POLYNESIAN SHOW – February 1. Watch a graceful Hawaiian hula performance as well as beautiful dances of Polynesia. Ongoing Tuesdays and Thursdays, 5:30-6:30pm. The Shops at Wailea (3750 Wailea Alanui Dr.); 808-891-6770; Theshopsatwailea.com

SLACK KEY SHOW – February 2. Enjoy a performance with the slack key ‘ohana featuring contemporary island music to heartfelt Hawaiian mele, and much more. $35-$60. Ongoing Wednesdays & Saturdays. Doors: 6pm: Show: 6:30pm. The Napili Kai Beach Resort Aloha Pavilion (5900 Lower Honoapi‘ilani Rd., Lāhainā); 808-669-3858; Slackkeyshow.com

RON WHITE – February 3. The humorous storyteller Ron “Tater Salad” White will have you laughing off your seat as he shares tales from his eventful life. The stand-up comedian is known as the cigar-smoking, scotch-drinking funnyman from the Blue Collar Comedy Tour phenomenon. $45-65. 7:30pm. Maui Arts & Cultural Center (One Cameron Way, Kahului); 808-242-SHOW; Mauiarts.org

THEATER CLASSES – February 3. 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 – February 3. Be amused and amazed by Brenton Keith and his Bag O’ Tricks. From two to 102, 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

LATIN NIGHTS – February 4. 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

SOUTHSIDE SUNDAYS – February 6. It’s a beautiful afternoon of great live music with friends. This month’s collaboration with Manaʻo Radio features The Ono Grimes Band & Rowdy Love. $20. 2-5pm. ProArts Playhouse (1280 S. Kīhei Rd., Kīhei); 808-463-6550; Proartsmaui.com

JOHN CRAIGIE – February 10. American singer-songwriter and storyteller, John is hailed as a “Modern-Day Troubadour.” Come and chuckle up at his comedic storytelling style show. $20-25 (advance); $25-30 (day-of-show). 7:30pm. Maui Arts & Cultural Center (One Cameron Way, Kahului); 808-242-SHOW; Mauiarts.org

“BUYER AND CELLAR” – February 18-27. What would happen if an out-of-work, aspiring actor was hired to run the private basement mall in Barbra Streisand’s house? This extremely funny one-man show in which the supremely talented Kalani Whitford plays multiple roles, examining life on the other side of the red carpet. $30. Thu-Sat, 7:30pm; Sun, 3pm. ProArts Playhouse (1280 S. Kīhei Rd., Kīhei); 808-463-6550; Proartsmaui.com

MAUI POPS ORCHESTRA’S WINTER POPS – February 20. Celebrate an afternoon of great music as Maui’s own multi-award-winning Jeff Peterson, master of Hawaiian slack key guitar, and a MACC favorite performs with the Maui Pops Orchestra, conducted by Music Director James Durham. Included on the program will be the Maui premiere of Jeff’s Concerto for Slack Key Guitar and Orchestra, Malama Aina. $22-60. 3pm. Maui Arts & Cultural Center (One Cameron Way, Kahului); 808-242-SHOW; Mauiarts.org

TUMUA – February 26. One of Hawai‘i’s top and hottest comics, Tamuaʻs local skits and stand-up bits are very well known and popular in the islands. His inspiration for his material comes from his local family and the hilarious situations that he experiences. It’s a show for the whole family! Guarantee “bus’laugh”! $36-$56. 7:30pm. Maui Arts & Cultural Center (One Cameron Way, Kahului); 808-242-SHOW; Mauiarts.org

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ART SCENE

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. Jurors are looking for transformation of material, craftsmanship, and creativity. Go online for details. Malamamauinui.org/artoftrash

ART NIGHT – February 4. Walk through Lāhainā’s Historic District and visit local galleries with live music and art demonstrations. Find all participating 20+ galleries online. Ongoing Fridays, 5-8pm. Lahainarestoration.org 

2ND FRIDAY LOCAL ARTIST SHOWCASE – February 11. Featured artists assist the keiki of the Rainbow Preschool in Lāhainā with art activities and buying art supplies. 5-10pm. Down the Hatch (658 Front St., Lāhainā); 808-661-4900; DTHmaui.com

2022 ANNUAL JURIED EXHIBITION – 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

LOCAL PEOPLE DOING LOCAL THINGS – February 19. Attend an outside celebration of Artist Jim Knoeppel’s participation in Maui County’s Open Studio Tour 2022. Hear great music by Randall Rospond, and view works of scenes on and around the island of Maui. Prints and giclee will also be available. 11am-6pm. Oktopus Ink Tattoo (300 Maʻalaea Rd.); 808-727-9619; Octopusinktattoo.com

11TH ANNUAL MAUI OPEN STUDIOS EVENT – February 19-27. The annual event is back for 2022. The event gives local artists the opportunity to open up their studios and exhibition spaces to show and sell their work to the public as well as “talk story”, connect, and inspire visitors through one-on-one interactions and in some cases, live demonstrations. The event offers a great way for art-loving locals and tourists to experience unique opportunities to connect with both local Maui artists and visiting artists islandwide and to purchase their art. Go online for full schedule. Mauiopenstudios.com

ART AFFAIR: COLOR, CREATIVITY, AND COMMUNITY “CELEBRATING HUI ARTISTS” – February 25-March 11. This annual fundraising event benefits the Hui’s and its many arts education programs. There will be a silent auction, an in-person gallery showcase, and an online opportunity to “Raise the Paddle!”  9am-4pm. Hui Noʻeau Visual Arts Center (2841 Baldwin Ave., Makawao); Huinoeau.com

OBSERVE AND PLAY FAMILY DAY – February 26. Join the gallery staff for a fun family morning. Meet some of the artists & watch their demonstrations. Kids can make their own portrait to take home, and there will be face painting by Melisa Rainbow Chameleon. Attendees can also vote for their favorite portrait. Free. 10am-12pm. Maui Arts & Cultural Center (One Cameron Way, Kahului); 808-242-SHOW; Mauiarts.org

SCHAEFER PORTRAIT CHALLENGE 2022 – Until, March 19. Cast your vote for your favorite artwork at the triennial portrait challenge! Tour the 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

ART CLASSES

CREATIVE GENIUSES ART CLASS – February 2. Keiki use their imagination to create unique artwork. Class is held via Zoom. 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

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

LIFE DRAWING – February 2. Join a unique non-instruction drawing class. To reserve or for more info, call or text. $5 (students); $15 (adults); $40 (4 sessions). Ongoing Wednesdays, 6-9pm. Gallery Lele at Keawe Center (40 Kupuohi, Lāhainā); 808-205-1389.

ART CLASSES – February 2. 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

COCONUT FROND WEAVING – February 3. 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

FOODIE

FEBRUARY POKÉ OF THE MONTH – DAILY. Get your eat on with ʻPoke Nachos’ ʻahi tuna, poke sauce, tortilla chips, pickled radish, jalapeno, unagi sauce, spicy mayo, avocado and furikake. Throughout the month of February, 7:30am-10pm. Down the Hatch (658 Front St., Lāhainā); 808-661-4900; DTHmaui.com

GUIDED CACAO FARM TOUR & CHOCOLATE TASTING – DAILY.  Your journey begins at the largest chocolate factory in the state of Hawaiʻi. This interactive and educational tour introduces you to cacao trees, the hands-on fruit harvesting techniques, and finishes with an exclusive 9-piece tasting of award-winning chocolate. Tours happen every half hour between 9am-3:30pm. Maui Ku’ia Chocolate Estates (78 Ulupono St., Lāhainā); 808-793-6651; Mauichocolatetour.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

PANG’S POKE AT LUANA LOUNGE – February 1. 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

EXCLUSIVE COLLABORATIVE DINNER – February 3 & 4. Two unforgettable evenings, local cuisine and talk story. Featuring Lanai Tabura, The Food Network, Chef Jonathan Pasion, Executive Chef, Kō Restaurant. 5pm. The Palm Court at Fairmont Kealani, Fairmont-kealani.com/lanai-dinner

EXOTIC FRUIT ADVENTURE – February 4. 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. Ongoing Mondays & Fridays. $375. Ono Organic Farms (149 Hāna Hwy.); 808-268-1784; Onofarms.com 

MALA ‘TIL MIDNIGHT – February 4. Indulge in the Kitchen Assassin Chef Alvin Savella’s raw fish & Wagyu menu. Enjoy selections like spicy ‘ahi poke salad, sashimi, and the assassin burger. Plus select cocktails too! Ongoing Fridays & Saturdays, 10pm-12am. Mala Tavern (1307 Front St., Lāhainā); 808-667-9394; Malatavern.com/late-night-menu 

WEEKEND TASTINGS: CHOCOLATE LAULIMA – February 5. Enjoy a signature, guided chocolate tasting while also giving back to the community! Join in a 9-piece chocolate tasting. All proceeds from this tour will benefit Maui-based Chocolate Laulima nonprofit partners. Ongoing Saturdays & Sundays, 12:30pm. Maui Ku’ia Chocolate Estates (78 Ulupono St., Lāhainā); 808-793-6651; Mauichocolatetour.com

SERIOUSLY SANDWICH SUNDAYS! – February 6. Satisfy your Sunday cravings, with more than just a sandwich. Enjoy sweet bread, American cheese, kalua pig, jalapeno bacon macaroni n’ cheese, and Alabama style white bbq sauce on the side. Ongoing Sundays, starting at 10am. Down the Hatch (658 Front St., Lāhainā); 808-661-4900; DTHmaui.com

SUNDAY BRUNCH – February 6. 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 – February 6. Featuring plantation inspired local favorites with live music, mimosa flights and Bloody Mary specials. Kamaʻaina receive 25% off (limited time only and Hawaiʻi ID required). Ongoing Sundays, 11am-2pm. Fairmont Kea Lani (4100 Wailea Alanui, Wailea); 808-875-4100; Korestaurant.com

CHOCOLATE TASTING & PHOTO TALK – February 20. Enjoy an afternoon featuring paired chocolate, personal cheese and fruit boards, and champagne with breathtaking 360-degree views on the rooftop pavilion of Maui Ku’ia Estate Chocolate. This paired chocolate tasting event will be curated Maui Ku’ia Estate Chocolate founder Dr. Gunars Valkirs followed by a photographic presentation by National Geographic Contributing Photographers Flip Nicklin (Whale Trust Co-Founder and Research Photographer) and Ralph Pace with an exclusive peek into Whale Trust’s research efforts this field season. All proceeds support whale research through the Whale Tales Beneficiary Fund. 1:30pm. Maui Kuʻia Chocolate Estates (78 Ulupono St., Lāhainā); Whaletales.org

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FOODIE WORKSHOPS

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

COCONUT HUSKING – February 1. 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

MAKAʻAKA LOʻI – February 2. 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 (stone) 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

BREACHES & BREWS – February 17. Here’s an opportunity to learn about Whale Trust’s work, and support local research efforts to better understand humpback whales! 4-7pm.  Kohola Brewery (915 Honoapiʻilani Hwy., Lāhainā); 808-446-3007; Koholabrewery.com; Whaletales.org

HAWAIIAN KŌ (SUGARCANE) WORKSHOP – February 18. Join author Noa Lincoln, of the new book, “Kō: An Ethnobotanical Guide to Hawaiian Sugarcane Cultivars” to discuss the history, growing, identification, and application of heirloom Hawaiian sugarcane. At 4:30pm, participants may return for a tasting of fresh squeezed sugarcane juice, comparing different cultivars. Free. 9am-12pm. Maui Nui Botanical Gardens (150 Kanaloa Ave., Kahului); 808-249-2798; MNBG.org

JAPANESE KNIFE SHARPENING WORKSHOP – February 20. In this workshop, Eien Hunter-Ishigawa will teach the basics of Japanese knife sharpening on water stones. After this introduction of basic techniques, you will be able to sharpen your own knives at home and experience the true joy of cooking with a sharp blade. Please bring your kitchen knives to sharpen during the class. $85 (includes whetstone and bento). 10am-12pm. Nisei Veterans Memorial Center, (665 Kahului Beach Rd.); 808-244-6862; NVMC.org

NATTO DEMONSTRATION – February 21. Eien Hunter-Ishigawa will talk about natto, the fascinating, delicious, and nutritious fermented soybeans from Japan. The demo will include samples of fresh natto and offer ideas for traditional and non-traditional preparations. In Japan, natto is highly regarded as a ‘superfood’ with many health benefits,  including cardiovascular health, brain function, bone and teeth strength, and improved digestive system. Participants will leave with a natto sample, gohan, kimchi and other tsukemono. $25 5:30-6:30pm. Nisei Veterans Memorial Center, (665 Kahului Beach Rd.); 808-244-6862; NVMC.org

VEGETABLE FERMENTATION & PICKLES WORKSHOP – February 27. Eien Hunter-Ishigawa will cover the fundamentals of vegetable fermentation where you will learn about food safety, salt percentage, encouraging good bacteria, and how to enjoy the creativity of making your own pickles at home. $85 (includes veggie glass jar and bento lunch). 5:30-6:30pm. Nisei Veterans Memorial Center, (665 Kahului Beach Rd.); 808-244-6862; NVMC.org

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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

HULA PERFORMANCE – DAILY. Watch a beautiful hula performance and enjoy live music. 6:30-7:30pm. Huihui Restaurant (2525 Kā‘anapali Pkwy., Lāhainā); 808-667-0124; Huihuirestaurant.com

A LOOK AT MISSIONARY LIFE IN A HAWAIIAN VILLAGE – February 2. 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

ULTIMATE TODDLER TIME – February 4. 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

GO GREEN RECYCLING – February 19. Important service for residents of West Maui allows residents to responsibly dispose of bulky-items like air conditioners, batteries (lead acid only), washers and dryers, microwaves, refrigerators, tires, scrap metal, and electronics. Appointment-required. 9am-12pm. Behind Lāhainā District Court (1870 Honoapi‘ilani Hwy.); MalamaMauiNui.org/GoGreen

EMBRACING HER MANA: A GLIMPSE INTO A PACIFIC WOMAN’S JOURNEY TOWARD HEALING – February 23. Meet the award-winning director Kimberlee Bassford and view exclusive sneak peek clips of inspirational film “I of the Water: The Unwritten Life of Sia Figiel” currently in production at this live online event. Eventbrite.com

NEW WORKFORCE HOMES IN KIHEI NOW TAKING APPLICATIONS – Deadline February 28. The Alaula Builders announced the scheduling of the lottery for their new Hale Kaiola workforce housing community. The lottery will determine which successful applicants will secure one of the new housing units slated to begin construction next month. Interested parties can start an application. Details can be found online. Applications will be accepted until 5pm on February 28. Alaula.org

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

MĀLAMA HAWAI’I VOLUNTOURISM PROGRAM – February 1. 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

INVEST LIKE A PRO WITH CONFIDENCE – February 2. It’s possible to build REAL wealth through real estate. The advantages are available to individuals like you. Learn examples of education that offers a wide variety of strategies for real estate investors, entrepreneurs and business owners. Training is customizable and can be designed around your interests and schedule. FREE. Ongoing Wednesdays 4-6pm; Thursdays, 3-5pm; Saturdays, 5-7am. Wardell Cooke, 808-561-7757; Wxcooke@gmail.com; Eventbrite.com

PAPA HULA – February 4. 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

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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 (142 Kupuohi St., Lāhainā); 808-661-1116; Bodybalancemaui.com

OUTDOOR YOGA – February 2. Join Certified Yoga Teacher Sandy Callendar in a gentle approach to traditional yoga postures. Experience stillness, balance the body & mind and feel more relaxed & recharged. Work from whatever level of fitness you bring – no experience needed. Bring a towel or mat. $10. Ongoing Mondays, Wednesdays & Saturdays, 8-9:15am. Waipuilani Park (Kīhei); 808-214-2766

MIND BODY CYCLE – February 4. Join 45 minutes of beat-based, cardio blast ride. This is a full-body cycling class to get physical in a socially engaging and exciting atmosphere! Ongoing, Mondays & Tuesdays, 5:30pm; Ongoing Fridays, 8:30am. Enjoy the Ride MAUI at Emerald Plaza (118 Kupuohi St., Lāhainā); 808-667-7772; Enjoytheridemaui.com

ROTARY CLUB OF LAHAINA SUNSET MEETING – February 15. Maui County Council Member, Tamara Paltin will be the guest speaker during this meeting. Tamara is a voting member on all of the council committees, as well as the Maui Metropolitan Organization and alternate member for Maui’s representation on the Hawaii State Association of Counties. The presentation will be on county issues that affect West Maui to specifically include the newly passed West Maui Community Plan, West Maui District Office and upcoming Budget processes as well as an opportunity for question and answers about county issues. Questions can be posted in the Chat feature on the Zoom link. To attend this Zoom meeting email Mariko Higashi at: Marikoinmaui@gmail.com. 5:30pm

SPIN REVOLUTION – February 18. High intensity class followed by a Military boot camp-inspired segment! Bring a yoga mat. Ongoing Fridays, 5:30pm. Enjoy the Ride MAUI at Emerald Plaza (118 Kupuohi St., Lāhainā); 808-667-7772; Enjoytheridemaui.com

SUNDAY SUNSET RESTORATIVE YOGA + SOUND BOWLS – February 6. Slow gentle movement designed to restore the body and calm nervous system. Receive healing powers of the sound bowls, reconnecting body and mind to its harmonic vibration. $20. Ongoing Sundays, 5pm. Wailea Healing Center (120 Kaukahi St.,  Kīhei); Eventbrite.com

VIRTUAL STROKE SUPPORT GROUP – February 16. Program provides education, encouragement, and helpful resources to individuals recovering from stroke or caregivers. Meetings focus on different topics with guest speakers. Request link to meeting by emailing Mariah.Mossman@kp.org. Ongoing every 3rd Wednesday, 4-5pm. Maui Health (221 Mahalani St., Wailuku); 808-244-9056; Mauihealth.org

2022 ALOHA HEALTH & WELLNESS SUMMIT – February 26. Engage in an active workshop and learn how to sustain crossfit longevity, identify what it means to live a kū life, and talk stories with the best coaches, mentors, and olympic athletes. The summit will feature two of the industry’s most influential and inspiring coaches, world-renowned crossfit coach Ben Bergeron and Hawaiʻi’s Daniel Aipa of the Kū Project. $60. 9am-4pm. Aloha CrossFit (381 Huku Lii Pl., Kīhei); Eventbrite.com

NATURE ADVENTURE

INTERACTIVE FARM TOUR – FEB 12. Come experience our wide variety of unique sub-tropic plants, learn about gardening techniques that can help any backyard garden, and have something fun for the whole family to do—all with a delicious farm-to-table snack, to boot. Select Saturdays, 9-1:30am.  Laulima Garden Ohana (Haʻiku); Laulimagardenohana.com

KEIKI NATURE DAY CAMP – FEB 12. Come join accredited educators and experienced camp counselors in a day of gardening, nature arts & crafts, outdoor games, fire-building, nature skills and more. Select Saturdays, 9am-3pm. Laulima Garden Ohana (Haʻiku); Laulimagardenohana.com

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 – February 1. Join a unique and immersive look into the world of honeybees. Explore the internal workings of bee hives with an experienced beekeeper and taste honey directly from the hives. $65. Ongoing Mondays-Fridays. Tour times: 9am, 11am & 1pm. The Maui Bee Tour and Lahaina Honey Co. (700 Punakea Lp., Lāhainā); 808-793-4660; Mauibeetour.com

SUGAR MUSEUM TOUR – February 1. Home to a wide variety of exhibits, explore and learn about sugar and plantation history. Exhibits depict 168 years of “King Sugar,” a chapter in Maui’s 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 – February 4. Join Hawai‘i’s Renaissance Man, uncle George Kahumoku, Jr. and learn the cultural and nutritional benefits of farming and become familiar with ancient Polynesian canoe plants. For lunch, pick vegetables right from the garden and enjoy George’s Grammy winning songs. Ongoing Fridays & Saturdays, 8am. Cliffs at Kahakuloa (555 Kaukini Lp., Wailuku); 808-280-9948; Kahumoku.com

FARM TOURS – February 12. Meet friendly animals, see how food grows, and learn how to start a garden. Offered every second Saturday, 9-11am. The Maui Farm (100 Ike Dr., Makawao); 808-579-8271; Themauifarm.org

GREAT ALOHA RUN – February 18-21. Support dozens of Hawaiʻi charities in the 38th annual Hawaii Pacific Health Great Aloha Run. Walk, run, jog or dance the 8.15-mile race at any location and at any time. Participants will have 4 days to complete the race to help raise money for local charities! Register online. Greataloharun.com

HSA HONOLUA SURF CO LEGENDS OF THE BAY – Registration Closes March 31. Divisions for this event include: Open Men, Open Women, Open Longboard, Girls U14, Girls 14-15, Boys U12, Boys 12-13, Boys 14-15, and Boys 16-17. Sign-up and details online. Hawaii Surfing Association (Honolua Bay); Hsamaui.org

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VOLUNTEERING

WEED AND POT CLUB – February 2. If you love working with native plants, then spend your morning helping the Gardens thrive through weeding and propagation. Volunteers will help to maintain the public native Hawaiian plant garden by weeding and then potting up plants in the nursery. Come prepared to work with covered shoes and gardening attire. Gloves, tools, snacks, and drinks are provided. Both residents and visitors are welcome. Free (members); $10 (non-members). Ongoing Wednesdays, 8am-10:30am. Maui Nui Botanical Gardens (150 Kanaloa Ave., Kahului); 808-249-2798; MNBG.org

OLOWALU CULTURAL RESERVE – February 2. Learn about the environment and the 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. Ongoing Wednesdays & Thursdays. Sign up online. Kipuka Olowalu, Kipukaolowalu.com

WAIHEʻE COASTAL DUNES & WETLAND REFUGE – February 4 & 19. Connect with nature and work the soil. Volunteers will help with restoration and conservation projects, land stewardship. Ongoing Fridays, 8am-12pm, and every third Saturday, 8-11am. Waiheʻe Coastal Dunes Base Yard (Halewaiu Rd., Wailuku); 808-744-AINA; Hilt.org

HONOKOWAI VALLEY – February 5. Beneath the foliage at Honokowai Valley lay numerous archaeological sites, including homes, farms, trails, and heiaus. Join regular maintenance projects dedicated to preserving the valley. Ongoing Saturdays. Maui Cultural Land. (1 Puʻukoliʻi Rd., Lāhainā); 808-276-5593; EkoluMCL@hawaii.rr.com; Mauiculturallands.org

LIVE MUSIC

Central

LAS PINATAS OF MAUI – Sun: 7-9pm. (395 Dairy Rd., Kahului); 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., Pāʻia).

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

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

South

HALE KAVA – Sat & Sun: Live Music 8-10pm. (1794 S Kīhei Rd., Kīhei); 808-344-0427

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

MONKEYPOD KITCHEN – Daily: 12-2pm & 6-8pm. (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 – Sun, Thu & Fri: 6:30pm; Mon-Wed & Sat: 7:30pm. (1280 S. Kīhei Rd.); 808-891-8650; Naluskihei.com

OHANA SEAFOOD BAR & GRILL – Daily: 6-9:30pm.(1945 S Kihei Rd); 808-868-3247; Ohanaseafoodbarangrill.com

PITA PARADISE – Sun: 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 – Wed: 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

COOL CAT CAFE – Thu-Sun: 6:30-8:30pm. (658 Front St., Lāhainā); 808-667-0908; Coolcatcafe.com

DOWN THE HATCH – Mon-Sat: 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

FLEETWOOD’S ON FRONT ST. – Daily: 7:30-9:30pm. (744 Front St, Lāhainā); 808-669-6425; Fleetwoodsonfrontstreet.com

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

HULA GRILL – Sun-Wed: 2-4pm & 6:30-9pm. (2435 Ka‘anapali Pkwy., Lāhainā); 808-667-6636; Hulagrillkaanapali.com

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

JAVA JAZZ – Daily: 7-10pm. (350 Lower Honoapiʻilani Rd., Lāhainā); 808-667-0787; Javajazzmaui.com

KIMOS – Daily: 6-8pm. (845 Front St., Lāhainā); 808-661-4811; Kimosmaui.com

KOHOLA BREWERY – Sun, Wed & Fri: 6-8pm; Thu & Sat: 5-7pm. (915 Honoapiʻilani Hwy., Lāhainā); 808-446-3007; Koholabrewery.com

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

MONKEYPOD KITCHEN – Daily: 1-3pm, 4-6pm & 7-9pm. (2435 Ka‘anapali Pkwy., Lāhainā); 808-878-6763; Monkeypodkitchen.com

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

THE DIRTY MONKEY – Daily: 3-5pm & 7-9pm. (844 Front St., Lāhainā); 808-419-6268; Thedirtymonkey.com

VALENTINE’S LOVINʻ

FOR THE LOVE OF ART – February 12. Support local arts and crafts this Valentines with Esters annual art show and craft fair. Vendors, fine art, vintage clothing and more. 4pm-Close. Esters Fair Prospect (2050 Main St., Wailuku); Instagram.com/estersmaui

GAL-ENTINES SEX AND THE CITY TRIVIA – February 14. Bring your couture! Celebrate this Valentine’s Day at Esters with pink peppercorn cosmos and sex and the trivia rounds that will stump even the “Big”gest fans! 7pm. Esters Fair Prospect (2050 Main St., Wailuku); Instagram.com/estersmaui

SUNSET VALENTINE’S DAY CHOCOLATE AND CHEESE TOUR – February 14. Your evening begins at the Ku’ia Estate Chocolate Factory in Lāhainā, the largest chocolate factory in the state of Hawaiʻi. A tour guide will then transport you to the private cacao estate, nestled in the foothills of the West Maui mountains. Featuring over 20 acres of cacao trees, their professional and friendly tour guides will lead you from ‘branch to bar.’ This interactive and educational tour will introduce you to cacao trees, the hands-on harvesting techniques of the fruit, and finish with a beautiful sunset complete with charcuterie board and chocolate! $95. 5:30-7pm. Maui Kuʻia Chocolate Estates (78 Ulupono St., Lāhainā); 808-793-6651; Mauichocolatetour.com

VALENTINE’S DAY SUNSET MAUI BEE TOUR & HONEY TASTING – February 14. Begin with an immersive look into the world of the honeybee where you’ll have the opportunity to explore the internal workings of the honeybee hives up close. This unique experience will be led by Maui Bee Tour Co-Owner and Chief Apiarist Eldon Dorsett. This interactive and educational tour will continue with a honey tasting in the hexagon gazebo with panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean and Mauna Kahālāwai. Enjoy a beautiful sunset complete with charcuterie board and honey. $95. 5:30-7pm. Maui Kuʻia Chocolate Estates (78 Ulupono St., Lāhainā); 808-793-6651; Mauibeetour.com

VALENTINES DAY “LOVE POTIONS” DINNER – February 14. Valentine’s Day is all about romance and Chef’s Alvin’s Love Potions Menu for two will have just what you need to get in the mood! Along with their regular menu, the Love Potions Menu will be available. $200 (dinner for two); $250 (pre-fixe with wine pairing). MĀLA Dinner Menu will also be available.  Mala Ocean Tavern (1307 Front St., Lāhainā); 808-667-9394; Malatavern.com

VALENTINE’S DAY – LOVE BURNS – HOT SAUCE COMP – February 14. They are turning up the heat on Valentine’s day with the 2nd annual lava lava shrimp challenge! Eat the heat as the Scoville rises, the hot sauce eating competition will be hosted by David Fincher. The night will also feature live band karaoke with Tripp Wilson Present. Down the Hatch (658 Front St., Lāhainā); 808-661-4900; DTHmaui.com

Feature image courtesy: Maui Kuʻia Chocolate Estates

View more events at: Calendar.mauitimes.org

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Shan Kekahuna

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