Aloha, Maui travelers! This month is looking like a stellar one (much like all the other months, to be honest), but there is plenty to look forward to in paradise this March. From Chef’s Table events to Adam Sandler’s stand-up show, painting parties, dance workshops, outdoor movies and Bonnie Raitt, we’ve got it all on The Valley Isle.
For more information or to see the best weekly, monthly and yearly celebrations, check out our calendar of Upcoming Maui Events.
Maui Events March 2017
Select Friday & Saturday Evenings (March 4th, 11th, 18th, 24th, 31st):
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 (March 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.
Sean Dorsey Dance Workshop: Located at the MACC’s Omori Dance Studio A, renowned performer Sean Dorsey will conduct an all-levels dance workshop for members of the LGBT community and friends, with no previous dance experience necessary.
Sean Dorsey – The Missing Generation: This amazing dance performance features full-throttle dance, luscious partnering, intimate storytelling, and theater, all performed by an award-winning, multigenerational ensemble of dancers, including Sean Dorsey, Brian Fisher, ArVejon A. Jones, and Nol Simonse.
Wailuku First Friday: Live music, ono grinds, shopping and family fun entertainment on Wailuku’s historic Market Street.
Family Class at Island Art Party: From 2pm to 4:30pm, reserve a spot in Kihei’s family-friendly painting class. Painting ‘Beach Signs,’ this class is open for ages 8 and up.
Observe & Play Family Day – Akihiko Izukura: From 10am to 12pm, head to the MACC’s Schaefer International Gallery for a free family day, offering a walkthrough of the installation and a fun hands-on art-making activity dyeing silk with a live performance by composer Christopher Willits.
Sing Out for Sight – A Benefit Concert Honoring Ram Dass: Also at the MACC, head to the Castle Theater for a benefit concert featuring Jackson Browne with Greg Leisz, Joan Baez, Krishna Das, and host Wavy Gravy. Proceeds will benefit Seva Foundation’s sight restoration programs around the world.
5th Annual Taste of School Gardens: Taste of School Gardens takes place once again at Hotel Wailea’s beautiful Sunset Lawn with special dishes inspired by all the good things growing in our schools. This event features Maui’s premiere chefs coming together to support school gardens and inspire our future farmers, chefs, teachers, and scientists.
Ebb & Flow Ensemble: Don’t miss Ebb & Flow Ensemble’s return to the MACC with a program of works by Maurice Duruflé, Bohuslav Martinů, Vivian Fine, Peter Schat, Robert Pollock, and others. The program is scheduled to include five Hawai‘i premieres and one world premiere by Pollock.
Lahainaluna High School Band: Make a trip to the Castle Theater for the annual School Band Concert Series, presenting the Lahainaluna High School Band! Free admission.
Aparna Ramaswamy Intro Dance Class: Located at the MACC’s Omori Dance Studio A, Aparna Ramaswamy’s workshop will include the history of Bharatanatyam, what makes it different from other Indian forms, and an introduction to the movement style.
Aparna Ramaswamy Presents “They Rose at Dawn”: Co-artistic director of Ragamala Dance Company, Aparna Ramaswamy presents “They Rose at Dawn,” a solo work in which women are depicted as carriers of ritual.
Lahaina Second Friday: Live music, ono grinds, shopping and family-fun entertainment on Lahaina’s famous Front Street.
Eddie Izzard – Force Majeure: Eddie Izzard takes ideas and situations and extrapolates them into bizarre tangential, absurd, and surreal comic narratives – topics that skip from Darth Vader and Greek mythology to human sacrifice and chaos theory.
Starry Night Cinema – The Secret Life of Pets: Maui Arts & Cultural Center presents another Starry Night Cinema event! Bring a low-back beach chair and/or a blanket and spread out on the lawn for a special free screening. Get there early!
Baldwin High School Band: Join us in the Castle Theater for our annual School Band Concert Series, presenting the Baldwin High School Band! Free admission.
Nogales: Storytellers in Cartel Country: In 2013, José Antonio Elena Rodríguez, a teenage Mexican boy, was fatally shot by a United States border patrol across the U.S./Mexico border at Nogales. He was struck by at least 15 bullets, all but one hitting him in the back. Nogales: Storytellers in Cartel Country traces the devastating story in reverse.
Makawao Third Friday: Live music, ono grinds, shopping and family-fun entertainment on Makawao’s Baldwin Avenue.
Kuana Torres Kahele: Enjoy an evening at the MACC with Kuana Torres Kahele, musician, vocalist, songwriter, record producer, dancer, and more, known for his poetry-laden lyrics. He is one of the most popular entertainers performing in Hawai’i and Japan.
Kip Moore: Over the last couple of years, Kip Moore spent most of his time on the road, building one of country music’s most loyal audiences show by show and plotting what would become his sophomore album, Wild Ones. Head to the Castle Theater to catch his performance.
Spring Pops with Guests, HAPA: The Maui Pops Orchestra is excited to join musical forces with HAPA! Often described as the “Sound of Maui,” the music of HAPA has been called “majestic, stunning, reflecting a link to the past while soaring mightily into the future.”
Kihei Fourth Friday: Live music, ono grinds, shopping and family-fun entertainment at Kihei’s Azeka Shopping Center.
Bonnie Raitt: More than just a best-selling artist, respected guitarist, expressive singer, and accomplished songwriter, ten-time Grammy winner Bonnie Raitt has become an institution in American music. See her at the MACC’s A&B Amphitheater.
Ho’omau 2017: Located at Maui Nui Botanical Gardens, the 30th annual Ho’omau event features some of the most popular and talented Hawaiian musicians in the state, in addition to silent and live auctions, children’s activities, crafters, food, and cultural demonstrations throughout the day.
Spring Fair 2017: Located at the Makawao Union Church, the 3rd annual Spring Fair at Makawao Union Church on March 25 will feature local vendors of arts, crafts, personal care items and more.
Compagnie Hervé Koubi: Born and raised in France with Algerian roots, Hervé Koubi is being recognized as one of Europe’s most distinctive choreographers. His company will make its Maui debut as part of a Hawaiian tour with a highly physical, stunningly fluid work entitled, What The Day Owes To The Night.
Peter Kater and R. Carlos Nakai: With 24 Grammy Award nominations combined, Native American flutist, R. Carlos Nakai, and Pianist/Composer, Peter Kater’s 25 year collaboration has produced some of the most memorable and ground breaking recordings in the New Age and World Music genres.
Adam Sandler, David Spade & Rob Schneider: Netflix presents comedy times three! Join Adam & his friends David Spade and Rob Schneider for a night of comedy. Two shows at 7pm & 9:30pm. Mature content – adult audiences only recommended.
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