Maui Events January 2022

Dec 13, 20211 comment

This month, the tropical winter is in full swing- which here on Maui means cool breezes, rainbows, and lots of whales! Whether you choose to spend your tropical winter getaway browsing local markets, testing your trivia skills at local breweries, or jamming out at one of the shows in this month’s lineup at the MACC, there is an abundance of ways to enjoy yourself this January 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.

What’s Happening on Maui for January 2022?

 

Live music is still happening around the island, with local musicians jamming almost every night at some of the island’s best restaurants. Check out Mana’o Radio’s Music2Nite site for a full lineup of Live Music on Maui.

 

 

makana concert

Maui Events January 2022

 

January 2 

Family Class at Island Art Party: Spend an afternoon getting creative with the fam at Island Art Party- Maui’s most fun art class. With the help of step-by-step instruction, you’ll create your own masterpiece. The featured piece in this class is a firework beach scene welcoming in 2022. Family class kicks off at 2 pm, and ages 8 and up are welcome. Browse more Island Art Party events here.

 

January 7

 

Dixon & The Fixin’s: Tori Dixon and her eccentric crew, The Fixin’s, are set to return to Da Playground in Ma’alaea. This West Side based band is ready to showcase a handful of eclectic originals that span a range of genres. With a powerhouse voice, a new bass player, and dancing finally allowed again per COVID rules, this is a show you won’t want to miss. 21+, seating is first come first serve.

 

January 8

 

Eli Mac: Fresh off her mainland tour, Eli Mac is returning to her hometown for a special performance at Da Playground. Raised on Maui, Eli Mac got her start on American Idol before rising to the top of the ranks of female reggae stars. This event is 21+.

 

January 14 

 

Marlon Wayans: Accomplished comedian, actor, writer, and film director, Marlon Wayans is returning to the Castle Theater for an evening of stand-up. Marlon is best known for his appearances in films like White Chicks, Scary Movie, Requiem for a Dream, and his own hit Netflix comedy special, Woke-ish. 7:30 pm, Maui Arts and Cultural Center.

 

January 15

 

Los Lobos: Grammy award-winning Americana group Los Lobos is taking the stage at the MACC, with special guest Kanekoa. The music of this Los Angeles-based band is said to “embody the idea of America as a cultural melting pot”, with their discography boasting genres from doo-wop to folk, country to R&B, soul to son jarocho. Los Lobos will be playing in the Castle Theater, show begins at 7:30 pm.

 

January 23

 

Maui Pops Orchestra – Broadway Pops: It’s orchestra season at the MACC, as Maui Pops Orchestra returns to the Castle Theater stage. This year, Maui Pops Orchestra is joined by Broadway stars Morgan James and Ben Davis. The two will be joining musical director James Durham and the Pops for an evening of family-friendly music from Broadway and beyond.

 

January 27

 

Guest Cocktail Event at Restaurant Marlow: Join Sugarcane Dane for a night of specialty crafted cocktails at Restaurant Marlow. All drinks are made with Dane’s locally grown and crafted products. The event runs from 4:30 to close, 30 Kupaoa st, Pukalani.

 

 

January 28

 

Smokey Robinson:  POSTPONED UNTIL APRIL 15, 2022 One of music’s living legends, Smokey Robinson, will be making his Maui debut at the Maui Arts and Cultural Center. Robinson is recognized for penning a plethora of hits, including You’ve Really Got a Hold on Me, Ooo Baby Baby, The Tracks of My Tears, Going to a Go-Go, and more. Robinson is a Grammy winner, Kennedy Center honoree, Rock & Roll Hall of Fame member, and boasts countless other honors.

 

Ahi Wrap: The Carport Theater Festival: Maui Academy of Performing Arts presents Ahi Wrap, a locally written comedy about the force of love and ohana- staring three local actors who play a total of sixteen parts. Ahi Wrap debuts at the Iao Theater on January 28 and runs for three weekends until February 13. Join Ahi Wrap’s outrageous characters for a night of pidgin, laughter, and ohana.

 

January 29

 

Steel Pulse: POSTPONED UNTIL APRIL 1, 2022 One of the most widely recognized reggae bands in the world, and the first non-Jamaican reggae band to win a Grammy, music legends Steel Pulse are coming to the MACC. Steel Pulse will be joined by special guests Fia and High Watah. The show will take place in the A&B Amphitheater at 6:15 pm.

 

Steel Pulse Maui

 

January 30

 

20th Annual ‘Art of Aloha’ at Lahaina Galleries: Lahaina Galleries in The Shops of Wailea welcomes the public to join them for the largest annual art show on Maui. This year’s event will showcase works from eight local and international artists, who will be at the gallery in person. This year’s featured artists are Guy Buffet, Dario Campanile, Carrie Graber, Ronaldo Macedo, Robert Lyn Nelson, Michael Talbot, Steve Turnbull, and Donna Young. The event runs from 12-3 pm.

 

Island Art Party

Weekly Events

 

Mondays

 

Lei Po’o Making: The Shops of Wailea invites guests to learn how to weave ti leaf leis using ferns and flowers. Lei Po’o can be worn on the head and was typically used as a gift on special occasions by Ali’i (Hawaiian Royalty). This event is open to both keiki and adults and runs from 2:30 to 3:30 pm.

 

Tuesdays

 

Tuesday Trivia at Mahalo Aleworks: Head to Upcountry’s only brewery to test your trivia skills. Be sure to make it by 5:45 pm to register, trivia kicks off at 6 pm. Teams can be no larger than four. The winning team is awarded a $50 brewery gift card!

 

Polynesian Show at The Shops: This weekly show will highlight Hawaiian hula as well as other dances of Polynesia. The performance will take place at the Shops of Wailea from 5:30 to 6:30 pm.

 

Coconut Husking at The Shops: From 2:30 to 3:30 pm weekly, the Shops of Wailea will be hosting demonstrations of the traditional and modern methods in husking a coconut. Learn how the Hawaiians would use every part of the coconut from food to crafting eating utensils, jewelry as well as furniture.

 

Wednesdays 

 

Karaoke at Da Playground with Brant Quick: Join energetic local artist Brant Quick for a fun night of karaoke at Da Playground in Ma’alaea, every Wednesday in January.

 

Lei Po’o Making: The Shops of Wailea invites guests to learn how to weave ti leaf leis using ferns and flowers. Lei Po’o can be worn on the head and was typically used as a gift on special occasions by Ali’i (Hawaiian Royalty). This event is open to both keiki and adults and runs from 2:30 to 3:30 pm.

 

Slack Key Guitar Show: The Masters of Hawaiian Music Slack Key Show is open for live shows once again. The Slack Key Show ohana will perform each week at 6:30 pm at the Napili Kai Beach Resort. Tickets are required for entry, this show is also streamed online.

 

Thursdays

 

Polynesian Show at the Shops: This weekly show will highlight Hawaiian hula as well as other dances of Polynesia. The performance will take place at the Shops of Wailea from 5:30 to 6:30 pm.

 

Coconut Frond Weaving at the Shops: The Shops of Wailea invites guests to try their hand at the highly developed Hawaiian skill of weaving. Coconut frond weaving was used to make baskets, mats, and even toys. This event runs weekly from 4:30 pm to 5:30 pm.

 

Fridays

 

Papa Hula at the Shops: Hosted at the Shops of Wailea, Papa Hula is a celebration of the Hawaiian way of life. Enjoy a complimentary dance lesson, complete with costumes and accessories, and the dance movements and their meanings. This interactive performance runs from 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm.

 

Saturdays

 

Upcountry Farmers Market: Shop some of the best local souvenirs on the island, indulge in delicious food and support local farmers at one of Maui’s biggest weekly events. Don’t forget to set your morning alarm, as this market favors the early shopper. The Upcountry Farmers Market runs from 7:00 to 11:00 am every Saturday at the Kulamalu Town Center in Pukalani.

 

Sundays

 

Maui Gift and Craft Fair: Stop by the Lahaina Gateway Center and browse West Maui’s largest gift and craft fair. This weekly event hosts over 50 vendors, showcasing jewelry, photography, art, crafts, keiki activities, and more. Maui Gift and Craft Fair runs from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm every Sunday.

 

Maui Sunday Market: Featuring some of Maui’s most renowned food trucks, local vendors, and quality entertainment, the Maui Sunday Market is one of the island’s most popular weekly events. Centrally located at the Kahului Shopping Center, the Maui Sunday Market draws locals and visitors from all corners of the island. The event runs every Sunday from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm.

 

Sunday Night Trivia at Down the Hatch: Put your knowledge of science, art, music, and history to the test at Down the Hatch’s weekly trivia night, featuring lots of amazing prizes! Sign-ups start at 8:00 pm.

 

Family Class at Island Art Party: That’s right, Island Art Party is back in action! Maui’s most fun, family-friendly art class is once again accepting bookings. Sundays are reserved for Family Class, where ages 8 and up are welcome. From mermaid to sunset scenes and more, select the masterpiece you want to create and bring home your own artwork!

 

 

Shoot us a message with any events that are still scheduled that you think will still be happening.  We don’t know when the Coronavirus travel restrictions will end, so please let us know what you have planned.  We’ll add it here!  Also, get Hawaii Coronavirus Updates.

Mahalo for reading our list of Maui’s coolest events for this month! We hope you have a memorable experience exploring the beauty of the Aloha State, and be sure to let us know your favorite activities in the comments below. Aloha!

1 Comment

  1. Angela Britten

    Buy Back The Beach: Mālama Kīpuka
    We proudly present the 20th annual Buy Back the Beach benefit luau, an island style
    pā‘ina under the stars raising vital operational support for Hawai‘i Land Trust
    Saturday, April 2nd, 2022
    5:00 pm to 8:00 pm
    Old Lāhainā Lū‘au
    1215 Front Street
    Lahaina, HI 96761

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