Maui is for lovers, and it’s that time of year! With a stellar lineup of February happenings, including World Whale Day, Valentine’s Day, a performance from Journey, ArT=Mixx, Maui Chef’s Tables, Chinese New Year and more, there’s plenty to keep you entertained throughout the month. And if all else fails, it’s still whale season – go enjoy it!
For more information or to see the best weekly, monthly and yearly celebrations, check out our calendar of Upcoming Maui Events.
Maui Events February 2017
Select Friday & Saturday Evenings (February 4th, 11th, 18th, 24th & 25th):
Maui Chef’s Table – Come experience the Maui Chef’s Table culinary adventure on the grounds of Maui Tropical Plantation! Enjoy 7 courses of unique, farm-fresh cuisine and craft cocktails, all prepared in a gorgeous island setting. Please check their calendar for dates and tickets. $150 per person, including tax and gratuity.
Every Third Tuesday (February 21st):
Brushstrokes & Brews – On the third Tuesday of each month, Island Art Party brings its fun painting classes to The Maui Brewing Co. in Kihei. Come create a beautiful painting, and enjoy happy hour pricing in the tasting room all night! Only $59 (kama’aina discount available with ID) and it sells out quick, so book early. Ages 16+ only.
The Wonderheads – Loon: Playing at the MACC’s McCoy Studio, acclaimed physical theatre company and mask imagineers the WONDERHEADS bring you a love story that whisks a man to the moon and back! Recommended for ages 10+.
Jonathan Korth & Rachel Schutz: Located at the MACC’s Castle Theater, Soprano, Rachel Schutz, and pianist, Jonathan Korth, perform diverse repertoire from standard to contemporary art song while creating a memorable and entertaining concert experience.
Wailuku First Friday: Live music, ono grinds, shopping and family fun entertainment on Wailuku’s historic Market Street.
Chinese New Year Celebration: Head to Lahaina Restoration Foundation from 10am to 8pm to celebrate the Chinese New Year with a day of fun, family-friendly activities and entertainment. Make rooster paper lanterns, listen to live music, learn a new craft or historical story, and more!
Family Class at Island Art Party: From 2pm to 4:30pm, reserve a spot in Kihei’s family-friendly painting class. Painting ‘Mystic Jellies,’ this class is open for ages 8 and up.
ArT=Mixx: Metamorphosis: The party is back at the MACC this season for the annual ArT=Mixx! Held in conjunction with the Akihiko Izukura exhibit, this edition of ArT=Mixx will feature FUZZBOX Productions, DJ SOLE from Los Angeles, and live performances. Free; ages 21+ only.
Superbowl Watch Party at the MACC: Come out and watch the BIG game indoors on our huge screen in Castle Theater, outside in the Pavilion on a high-tech LED screen, OR BOTH — mix & mingle! Plus, enjoy live entertainment by WILLIE K prior to kickoff and after the final whistle.
An Evening with David Sedaris: One of NPR’s most popular and humorous commentators, join David for an evening of readings and recollections featuring all-new, unpublished readings and a Q&A session at the MACC’s Castle Theater.
Rosie Herrera Dance Theatre: Known for its diverse ensemble that consists of some of Miami’s most brilliant performers and creators ranging in genres from theater, performance art, opera, drag, and contemporary ballet, Rosie Herrera Dance Theatre has had the privilege of performing 2 ADF-commissioned pieces at the MACC’s Castle Theater.
Lahaina Second Friday: Live music, ono grinds, shopping and family-fun entertainment on Lahaina’s famous Front Street.
Bill Porter aka Red Pine in the Green Room: The Merwin Conservancy proudly presents an evening with Bill Porter (aka Red Pine), a travel writer and renowned translator of Chinese literature, poetry, and sacred Buddhist and Taoist texts.
Island Art Party Valentine’s Celebration: Admission price of $59 per person includes Prosecco and chocolate for two! Come to South Kihei and paint ‘Coral Gardens’ with your loved one for a fun, romantic, and unique island style celebration.
Bubble Run: Clad in white t-shirts, participants run, walk, dance and play across 3.1 miles (5k) of absolute fun! Waves start every 3-5 minutes, then at each kilometer participants will run through the Bubble Bogs where there is enough colored foam to cover you from head to toe. Open for all levels.
Jake Shimabukuro with the Maui Pops Orchestra: Renowned for his super-fast and complex finger work, ‘ukulele wizard Jake Shimabukuro has redefined the meaning of music that comes from that instrument. For this special evening, Jake will be joined by the full Maui Pops Orchestra, adding a lush symphonic accompaniment for an even greater occasion.
Christ the King Church Annual Bazaar: Held in Kahului from 9am to 2pm, this free event includes family fun, local food, entertainment, rummage sale, keiki midway, games, crafts, silent auction and grand prize drawing.
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Ailey II: For more than forty years, Ailey II has merged the spirit and energy of the country’s best young dance talent with the passion and creative vision of today’s most outstanding emerging choreographers.
Makawao Third Friday: Live music, ono grinds, shopping and family-fun entertainment on Makawao’s Baldwin Avenue.
Dim Mak 20th Anniversary with Steve Aoki: Electric Palms Hawaii presents Dim Mak 20 Year Anniversary with Steve Aoki and just announced Dim Mak artists, Autoerotique and Max Styler with more special guests to be announced soon, all performing live on Maui on the MACC’s Events Lawn.
World Whale Day: Held at Kihei’s Kalama Park, get here early to watch the World Whale Day Parade, followed by live music entertainment, food trucks, local crafts, vendors and more! Great fun for all ages, and excellent whale watching from the shoreline.
Boys & Girls Clubs of Maui 11th Annual Benefit Golf: 4-man scramble with fantastic prizes for the top teams, including packages for golf & hotels on all of the major islands! Each participant will receive a polo shirt, goodie bag, on-course refreshments, and a delicious lunch. Door prizes will be available at the luncheon along with prizes including a large-screen TV, high quality grill, and more.
Bark for Life of Maui: The American Cancer Society Bark For LifeTM is a noncompetitive walk event for dogs and their owners to raise funds and awareness for the American Cancer Society’s fight against cancer. Join for a fun-filled day starting with a walk, and then continuing with demonstrations, contests, and games.
Mardi Gras Maui: Held at the Four Seasons Resort in Wailea, you won’t want to miss this exciting event! Includes free valet parking, drinks from $6 to $10, live entertainment with Shea Derrick and Full Flavor Band, and a live and silent auction throughout the night.
Maui Pops: David Benoit began his career as a music director and conductor for Lainie Kazan in 1976 before moving on to similar roles with singer/actresses Ann-Margret and Connie Stevens. See this special performance at the MACC’s Castle Theater.
Scotty McCreery: Scotty McCreery burst onto the national music scene in 2011 at age 17, quickly establishing himself as one of country music’s hottest new stars. Now in his early twenties, the talented singer/songwriter takes on the MACC’s Castle Theater.
Dobet Gnahoré: Ivory Coast vocalist and dancer, Dobet Gnahoré, has garnered a reputation as one of the most vibrant performers in world music today. Hailed by critics as Africa’s leading star on the rise, her extraordinary talents position her to set the course for the genre.
Kihei Fourth Friday: Live music, ono grinds, shopping and family-fun entertainment at Kihei’s Azeka Shopping Center.
Kris Kristofferson: Heralded as an artist’s artist, the 3x Grammy winner has recorded 28 albums, including 3 with pals Willie Nelson, Johnny Cash, and Waylon Jennings as part of the Highwaymen. Kristofferson has spent decades performing concerts all over the world, in most recent years in a solo acoustic setting, which puts the focus on the songs.
Whale Tales 2017: Held at the Ritz Carlton Kapalua, you’re invited to come learn about whales and dolphins from top international scientists, photographers, filmmakers and conservationists at the 11th Annual Whale Tales event. Admission is free to attend presentations, and the Art and Education Expo has a $20 suggested donation; registration is required. *Other activities are scheduled throughout the weekend.th
Allen Stone: Singer/songwriter, Allen Stone, is deeply devoted to making uncompromisingly soulful music that transcends all pop convention. He pulls off the near-magical feat of channeling a weight-of-the-world sensitivity into his songs while still radiating hope and promise.
Ka Lima O Maui’s 11th Annual Golf Tournament: Ka Lima O Maui is proud to be preparing its 11th Annual Golf Tournament Fundraiser at the Dunes at Maui Lani Golf Course. This event begins at 7:00 am with a two person scramble and a shotgun start! Continental breakfast and lunch are provided. There will be lots of prizes and awards, including a “hole in one” chance to win a new car and $10,000.
Keauhou: The musicians of Keauhou find passion and joy in the performance, preservation, and perpetuation of traditional Hawaiian music. The trio includes Kamehameha Schools graduates, Kahanuola Solatorio, and brothers, Nicholas and Zachary Lum.
Journey: Journey is one of the most popular American rock bands of all time, creating some of the best-known songs in modern music. They have continued to tour and record into the 21st century, firing on all cylinders and making sure their fans will never stop believin’. The band was recently named as one of the 2017 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductees.
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