Maui Events February 2018

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Aloha! Have you heard the phrase ‘Maui is for lovers’? Well it exists, and it is largely a true statement. With over 60 weddings a day, Maui is undoubtedly one of the most romantic destinations in the world, and for excellent reason. See what exciting events are happening this month – cruises, dinners, concerts, and more – and we look forward to sharing the beauty of the island with all of you.

For more information or to see the best weekly, monthly and yearly celebrations, check out our calendar of Upcoming Maui Events.

 

Maui Events February 2018

Select Friday & Saturday Evenings, & Valentine’s Day (February 3rd, 10th, 14th, 16th & 24th):

Maui Chef’s Table – Come experience the Maui Chef’s Table culinary adventure on the grounds of Maui Tropical Plantation! Enjoy 9 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; 6pm – 9:30pm.

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February 1st

Cuarteto Latinoamericano: Formed in 1982, this band is known worldwide as the leading proponent of modern Latin American music for string quartet. This award-winning ensemble from Mexico will be playing at the MACC’s McCoy Studio Theater.

February 2nd

Wailuku First Friday: Live music, ono grinds, shopping and family fun entertainment on Wailuku’s historic Market Street.

Kumu Kahua Theatre – Wild Birds: Inspired by historical events, Wild Birds, a historical drama by Eric Anderson, tells the story of intense cultural clashes, the effects of western education on the indigenous monarchy, and the ultimate disillusionment of a teacher.

February 3rd

Family Class at Island Art Party: From 2pm to 4:30pm, reserve a spot in Kihei’s family-friendly painting class. Painting ‘Sunset Wave,’ this class is open for ages 8 and up.

Kumu Kahua Theatre – Wild Birds: Inspired by historical events, Wild Birds, a historical drama by Eric Anderson, tells the story of intense cultural clashes, the effects of western education on the indigenous monarchy, and the ultimate disillusionment of a teacher.

ArT=Mixx – Nostalgia: The theme for this edition is NOSTALGIA, a flashback to the 70s and 80s and childhood memories. Held in conjunction with the current art exhibit, The Schaefer Portrait Challenge, the event will feature music and entertainment.

Moonlight Mele Concert: The Maui Historical Society is hosting a benefit concert with George Kahumoku, Jr. & Friends for $5 per person. This event will feature Hawaiian music by the University of Hawaii, Maui College, and Institute of Hawaiian Music with UHMC instructor Keola Donaghy.

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February 4th

Superbowl at the MACC: Watch the game indoors on the MACC’s huge screen in the Castle Theater or outside in the Pavilion on a high-tech LED screen, OR BOTH — mix & mingle! All ages welcome; free admission.

February 6th

Aquari-OM: Experience a Yoga class in Maui Ocean Center’s Open Ocean Exhibit while surrounded by sharks, stingrays & hundreds of colorful fish. Please bring a yoga mat, towel, reusable water bottle and any blocks/straps if desired.

February 8th

Okareka Dance Company: This all-female work by Okareka Dance Company draws strength from traditional Maori culture to illustrate a tapestry of dance, theatre, and film.”Mana Wahine” (Powerful Woman) emulates the journey from creature to motherhood, life force to the spirit world, the honoring of mother earth and sky father.

February 9th

Lahaina Second Friday: Live music, ono grinds, shopping and family-fun entertainment on Lahaina’s famous Front Street.

Tracy K. Smith in the Green Room: The Merwin Conservancy presents an intimate evening with current U.S. Poet Laureate, Tracy K. Smith, in the Green Room, an environmental and literary salon series on Maui that is hosted by the Conservancy and fosters a reverence for language, nature, and imagination.

Dan Tepfer: Dan Tepfer has made a name for himself as a pianist and composer of wide-ranging ambition, individuality, and drive. The New York City-based Tepfer has performed with some of the leading lights in jazz, including extensively with veteran saxophone luminary Lee Konitz.

February 10th

Maui Whale Festival: The annual Maui Whale Festival, presented by Pacific Whale Foundation, is a series of inspiring events held during Maui’s peak humpback whale season. Each occasion and activity is designed to build awareness and share our love of marine animals and their ocean habitat. Join us as we celebrate the 38th annual Maui Whale Festival with engaging, fun and educational events.

Ms. Lauryn Hill: Ms. Lauryn Hill, a native of New Jersey, first came to attention with the multitalented group, the Fugees. Their real breakthrough came with the sophomore album, “The Score,” which remains the worldwide top-selling rap album of all time. Catch her live at the MACC’s Events Lawn.

Dave Mason’s “The Very Best of Dave Mason” Tour: Blues Bear Hawaii is proud to present Rock and Roll Hall of Famer, Dave Mason and “The Very Best of Dave Mason” tour based on his recently filmed concert for PBS.

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February 11th

Doric String Quartet: The Doric String Quartet has firmly established itself as the leading British string quartet of its generation, receiving enthusiastic responses from audiences and critics across the globe.

Ku Kanana / Stand Tall: When 15 year old Kanalu Young takes a dive into shallow water he becomes quadriplegic, paralyzed from the neck down. Watch the story of self-determination and resilience in the life of Kanalu Young.

February 14th – HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY!

Valentine’s Kai Kanani Sunset Sail: Enjoy an exclusive evening on the water featuring 7 course food and wine pairings by Maui’s own Chef Tarah Kulis, live music, and a romantic sunset.

All 4 One, Forte, & Jordan Soon: Get ready for a trip back to when arguably the best of R&B was created: the 90s! Tantriq Entertainment presents “All 4 One – Forte – Jordan Soon: A Valentine’s Day Engagement 2018,” a concert featuring a group that dominated the R&B airwaves in the 1990s.

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February 15th

Techniques in Portraiture: For grades 9-12, these sessions will be taught by professional artists in the Schaefer Portrait Challenge. Students will learn approaches to drawing, painting, and critique. Free admission.

February 16th

Whale Tales 2018: Learn the latest findings on marine mammals around the world, including right whales, killer whales, humpback whales, and bowhead whales. Hear from the experts about the effects of human activities on marine mammals and view stunning underwater photography and videography of whales in their natural environment. Join the experts on the water with the whales during benefit whale watching cruises hosted throughout the weekend.

2nd Annual World Whale Film Festival: The World Whale Film Festival will promote visual storytellers who are passionate about whales, dolphins and our oceans with a mission to tell powerful stories that inspire ocean and wildlife conservation around the world.

Makawao Third Friday: Live music, ono grinds, shopping and family-fun entertainment on Makawao’s Baldwin Avenue.

Andy Bumatai: A fixture in Hawai‘i’s clubs and airwaves as an opening act for some the biggest names in show business, the comedy legend is known for his innovative three decades of stand-up comedy, tours across the U.S., comedy albums, online talk shows, and more.

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February 17th

40th Annual Maui State Okinawan Golf Tournament: We anticipate golfers from all the neighbor islands to join our Maui golfers in fellowship to benefit the Maui Okinawan Kenjin Kai, an approved non-profit organization.

Whale Tales 2018: Learn the latest findings on marine mammals around the world, including right whales, killer whales, humpback whales, and bowhead whales. Hear from the experts about the effects of human activities on marine mammals and view stunning underwater photography and videography of whales in their natural environment. Join the experts on the water with the whales during benefit whale watching cruises hosted throughout the weekend.

Kukahi 2018: Born and raised on Maui, Keali’i Reichel has achieved phenomenal recognition in Hawaii and internationally. His passion for the language and culture of Hawaii led him to become the founding director for Punana Leo O Maui (Hawaiian language immersion school), and to establish his own halau.

February 18th

Whale Tales 2018: Learn the latest findings on marine mammals around the world, including right whales, killer whales, humpback whales, and bowhead whales. Hear from the experts about the effects of human activities on marine mammals and view stunning underwater photography and videography of whales in their natural environment. Join the experts on the water with the whales during benefit whale watching cruises hosted throughout the weekend.

Kukahi 2018: Born and raised on Maui, Keali’i Reichel has achieved phenomenal recognition in Hawaii and internationally. His passion for the language and culture of Hawaii led him to become the founding director for Punana Leo O Maui (Hawaiian language immersion school), and to establish his own halau.

February 19th

Whale Tales 2018: Learn the latest findings on marine mammals around the world, including right whales, killer whales, humpback whales, and bowhead whales. Hear from the experts about the effects of human activities on marine mammals and view stunning underwater photography and videography of whales in their natural environment. Join the experts on the water with the whales during benefit whale watching cruises hosted throughout the weekend.

maui events february 2018

February 20th

Aquari-OM: Experience a Yoga class in Maui Ocean Center’s Open Ocean Exhibit while surrounded by sharks, stingrays & hundreds of colorful fish. Please bring a yoga mat, towel, reusable water bottle and any blocks/straps if desired.

February 22nd

Techniques in Portraiture: For grades 9-12, these sessions will be taught by professional artists in the Schaefer Portrait Challenge. Students will learn approaches to drawing, painting, and critique. Free admission.

Ananya Dance Theatre: Ananya Dance Theatre is comprised primarily of women artists of color who are cultural activists: working through artistic processes to engage audiences, build community, and move towards justice and beauty.

February 23rd

Chinese New Year in Lahaina: Ring in the lunar new year in Lahaina during this free community celebration, featuring Chinese lion dancing with drums, cymbals and firecrackers at the Wo Hing Museum and Cookhouse. After firecrackers are lit, the lions dance down Front Street, stopping in shops and restaurants.

Kihei Fourth Friday: Live music, ono grinds, shopping and family-fun entertainment at Kihei’s Azeka Shopping Center.

Cash Cash: Cash Cash is an electronic music trio known for their infectious dance music. The group consists of brothers Jean Paul Makhlouf and Alex Makhlouf, as well as life-long friend, Samuel Frisch. Together, the three DJs/producers/multi-instrumentalists record, mix, and master all of their music.

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February 24th

Hui No’eau Art Affair 2018 – Hokusai: Art Affair is Hui No’eau’s premier themed art auction and social event benefitting community visual arts education! Held at the historic Kaluanui estate, the evening features a live and silent auction, live music, dancing, a gourmet seated dinner by Chef Bev Gannon and Celebrations Catering, and an opportunity to gather and celebrate with a wonderful community of visual art supporters.

The Songs of C&K Hana Hou: Joining Henry in a tribute to the music of Cecilio & Kapono is Johnny Valentine, Alx Kawakami (of Manoa DNA), and 2016 “Most Promising Artist” Na Hoku Hanohano Award winner, Blayne Asing!

February 25th

Winter Pops: Under the baton of Music Director James Durham, the Maui Pops Orchestra invites you to celebrate the winter season with a festive concert featuring 22-time Na Hoku Hanohano award winners, Na Leo Pilimehana.

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Mahalo for reading our list of Maui’s top events for February 2018! We hope you enjoy your holiday and remember to share your photos with us on Instagram and Facebook. Aloha!

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