Maui Events April 2020

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With spring in full force and whale season still in swing until next month, it’s normally one of the best times of year for a trip to The Valley Isle. This month, we WERE excited for a number of exciting events, from concerts to art shows, keiki surf events, paint parties and plenty more, but with coronavirus in Hawaii, we can’t expect anything still being scheduled.  We currently have a “stay in Place” order for all residents as well as a 14 day quarantine for any incoming visitors.

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

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Maui Events April 2020 – if you’re interested in doing any of the following, please click on the links and see if the event has been postponed or cancelled indefinitely.  We don’t expect any events will be held in April…

 

Maui Film Festival – Tickets on Sale Now!

Now in its 21st year, the Maui Film Festival celebrates filmmakers and films through five days and nights of special screenings, panels, award ceremonies, and premiers. Running June 17-21, 2020, the Maui Film Festival will feature a variety of original films under starry Hawaiian skies at several open-air locations around Maui. Maui Film Festival also hosts several culinary arts celebrations, featuring world-renowned chefs and innovative farm to table displays. Tickets for a variety of festival packages are on sale here.

Maui Film Festival

 

April 1st

Jazz at the Shops of Wailea: Join award-winning saxophonist Rock Hendricks for a night of jazz at the Shops of Wailea. Born virtually blind, Hendricks came to rely solely on his hearing, which led him to the sultry sound of the saxophone. Several years and operations later, Hendricks’s sight was restored and he began performing with soul groups in Oakland, CA at the age of 15. This free show begins at 5:30 in the Upper-Level Luxury Wing.

 

April 3rd

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

 

April 5th

The Movement: Originally hailing from Colombia, South Carolina, The Movement draws inspiration from bands like Sublime, Slightly Stoopid, and 311. Their sixth studio album, “Ways of the World”, debuted at #1 on the Billboard Reggae Music Chart in 2019. Catch them at Mulligan’s on the Blue as part of their nationwide tour. 21+ only.

 

April 9th

Meshell Ndegeocello: Meshell Ndegeocello is an American singer-songwriter, bassist, and activist. As a multiple Grammy nominee, her music incorporates a wide variety of influences, including funk, soul, jazz, hip hop, reggae, and rock, and she has been credited for helping to spark the neo-soul movement.

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April 10th

Artist2Artist: Henry Kapono and Keola Beamer: Join Hawaiian music legends Henry Kapono and Keola Beamer for a special evening of music, talking story, and sharing laughs at the MACC. Both Kapono and Beamer became Hawaiian music icons in the 1970s, leading the way for the reinvention of contemporary Hawaiian music.

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

 

April 11th

Maui Arts and Cultural Center’s 25th Anniversary Gala: Maui Arts & Cultural Center is celebrating 25 years of community, creativity, and discovery on Maui!  The MACC continues its 25th Anniversary Celebration throughout 2019-2020, highlighted by a grand gala on Saturday, April 11.

 

April 15th

Concert at the Shops of Wailea: Join the trio Ahumanu at the Shops of Wailea for an evening of free music. The show will take place in the Main Fountain Courtyard and runs from 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm.

 

April 17th

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

 

April 18th

Maui Heart Walk: Join over a million people in more than 300 locations across the country to raise funds to combat the #1 and #5 killers in the United States: heart disease and stroke. The Maui Heart Walk will take place at Keopuolani Park in Kahului.

Ian Walsh’s Menehune Mayhem: Join professional surfer Ian Walsh and over 400 kids for a weekend of surf and fun at Ho’okipa Beach Park. This two-day event is Maui’s only free keiki surf competition and also features a handful of games, arts and crafts, cultural and educational demonstrations, as well as a beach clean up.

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Maui Bicycling League Rails to Trails: As part of the Maui Cycle Exploration program, Maui Bicycling League invites intermediate to advanced riders for a ride around the Upper Westside. This ride is the official Maui event for Opening Trails Day, a national movement celebrating the opening of spring trails, encouraging people to get outside and celebrate America’s exceptional trail systems.

Pundy Yokouchi Memorial Golf Tournament: Come play golf and support the MACC at the 32nd annual Pundy Yokouchi Memorial Golf Tournament. Enjoy lunch from Café o’Lei, refreshments, prizes, and even a chance to win $10,000 or a new car! This fundraiser supports the MACC’s many art and education programs. The day begins at 7:00 am at the Dunes at Maui Lani.

“My European Vacation in Music”: Join Maui Choral Arts Association as they transport you across time and space with beautiful sounds covering music from across Europe throughout the ages—from West End musicals all the way back to the 16th century. The show begins at 3:00 pm in the Castle Theater at the MACC.

Contemporary Coconut Weaving with Maui Grown 808: Learn to work with lau niu (coconut leaves): weave, pattern, shaping, and form. Participants will weave a modern ʻumeke (bowl) and pāpale (hat) with cultural practitioners, Uʻi Kahue and Mario Siatris.

 

April 19th

Ian Walsh’s Menehune Mayhem: Join professional surfer Ian Walsh and over 400 kids for a weekend of surf and fun at Ho’okipa Beach Park. This two-day event is Maui’s only free keiki surf competition and also features a handful of games, arts and crafts, cultural and educational demonstrations, as well as a beach clean up.

Abstraction x3: Three artists from Hawai‘i individually address issues informing abstraction in the 21st century. This exhibit features works from Debra Drexler, Don Bernshouse, and Tom Lieber. Their work will be featured in the Schaefer International Gallery at the MACC.

Family Game Night at Island Art Party: Join Island Art Party for their inaugural Family Game Night! Entry is free and there will be a variety of games, puzzles, and creative activities. The bar will be open and serving up delicious drink specials. All ages are welcome, event runs 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm.

Island Art Party

 

April 23rd

Women Poets of Oceania Showcase: Join world-renowned speakers and poets Jocelyn Kapumealani Ng and Terisa Siagatonu as they explore themes of repatriation, and ask the questions, “who has control of your story,” “who has the power to release it,” and “where do we find restraint?” Show begins at 7:30 pm at the McCoy Studio Theater at the MACC.

 

April 24th

The Conversion of Ka’ahumanu: Kumu Kahua Theatre presents this work, written by Victoria Nalani Kneubuhl, a playwright of Hawaiian and Samoan descent. The historical drama focusses on the lives of three Hawaiian women and two missionary women as they experience personal and cultural changes in response to Western contact in Hawai‘i. 7:30 pm at the MACC.

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

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April 25th

28th Annual East Maui Taro Festival: Celebrate Hawaiian culture and the versatile taro at the 28th Annual East Maui Taro Festival at Hana Ballpark. Enjoy a farmers market, poi pounding, music and hula, arts and crafts, and more! This full day event runs from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.

27th Annual Haiku Ho’olaule’a & Flower Festival: The Maui community and visitors alike are invited to spend the day, bring their families and lawn chairs and join the Haiku community to enjoy fabulous live entertainment, culinary delights from local restaurants and the Haiku Ohana, the famous Haiku School bake sale, one of the largest silent auctions on Maui, floral design contest, a Haiku historical display, plenty of activities for Keiki and much more.

Hoolaulea Flower Festival

The Conversion of Ka’ahumanu: Kumu Kahua Theatre presents this work, written by Victoria Nalani Kneubuhl, a playwright of Hawaiian and Samoan descent. The historical drama focusses on the lives of three Hawaiian women and two missionary women as they experience personal and cultural changes in response to Western contact in Hawai‘i. 7:30 pm at the MACC.

We hope this month brings a cure to the Coronavirus and cases go down so we can reschedule events for May.  ALOHA!

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