Maui Events May 2022

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Welcome to The Valley Isle! With 81 beaches, a vast array of climates, scenic landscapes, and more aloha than you can throw a coconut at, May is a stellar time to be on Maui. This month we’re happy to share a handful of community events, from farmer’s markets to art fairs, and shows featuring some of Maui’s most talented young musicians.

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What’s Happening on Maui for May 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.

 

Maui Events May 2022

 

May 1

 

Dayan Kai: A World of Music: Maui’s own singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Dayan Kai will showcase original songs and old favorites that weave across the blues, soul, roots, Americana, and Hawaiian traditions. This 90-minute show at the Pro Arts Playhouse is a great opportunity to see an international touring artist perform on an array of musical instruments. Show starts at 2 pm.

 

May 4 

 

John Cruz at ProArts Maui: Mana’o Radio Presents John Cruz at ProArts Playhouse in Kihei. This musical installment is part of ProArts’ “Island Style” Residency Concerts. Don’t miss the chance to see one of Maui’s top performers!

 

May 5

 

Zion Collective at Da Playground: Hailing from Northern California, this group of four blends roots, reggae, world, dub, and R&B. Having just completed their first studio album ‘Become’, Zion Collective is bringing their roots, culture, and grooves to Da Playground Maui. 21+, doors open at 7:00 pm.

 

May 7

 

O Kalani: Observe and Play Family Day at the MACC: From 10 am to 12 pm, families are invited to view the O Kalani exhibit in the Schaefer International Gallery, explore activities in storytelling and legends, and make a piece of art to take home. This is a free community event!

 

Mothers Day with Anuhea at Da Playground: Renowned island-roots musician and Hawaii’s sweetheart, Anuhea, is returning to Da Playground in Ma’alaea for two special Mothers Day appearances on May 7th and 8th. 21+, doors open at 8:00 pm both nights.

 

The Kanekoa Experience: “The Great Gig in the Sky”: Kanekoa is one of Hawaii’s premier live music experiences, playing “ukulele-powered Hawaiian jam-rock.” At the Pro Arts Playhouse in Kihei, Kanekoa will be performing a set of Pink Floyd songs as well as a set of their originals. Tickets sell out fast so get them early!

 

Da Playground Maui

 

May 19 

 

YETI 2022 Film Tour: The YETI 2022 film tour is making a stop at the Maui Arts and Cultural Center, featuring seven new YETI Presents films. In addition to films, the event will feature special guest appearances, raffles for YETI gear, and everyone in attendance will receive a free piece of customized YETI drinkware. Guests are welcome to bring blankets and low-rise beach chairs for seating on the amphitheater lawn.

 

May 20

 

Murder in the Nth Degree: This long-awaited production is the winner of the first ProArts Playwriting Competition. This new comedy was written by local writer and musician James Nevius, and answers the question: What if Agatha Christie wrote Groundhog Day? The production runs from May 20th to June 5th at the ProArts Playhouse in Kihei.

 

May 21

 

Annual Ride of Silence: In conjunction with Bike Month, Maui Bicycling League will be hosting a Ride of Silence to honor cyclists who have been hit or killed while riding on public roadways. This event takes place in over 400 locations across the globe. Participants are welcome to join on a silent, 14-mile ride from Kihei to Kahului and back. Entry is free but donations are welcome. For more information, view the event here

 

May 25 

 

John Cruz at ProArts Maui: Mana’o Radio Presents John Cruz at ProArts Playhouse in Kihei. This musical installment is part of ProArts’ “Island Style” Residency Concerts. Don’t miss the chance to see one of Maui’s top performers!

 

May 26 

 

The Joey Alexander Trio: Self-taught jazz artist Joey Alexander is making his Maui debut at 18 years of age. This three-time Grammy-nominated jazz pianist is one of the most acclaimed and accomplished young talents in jazz history. He will be joined on the Maui Arts and Cultural Center stage by bassist Kris Funn and drummer John Davis.

 

May 27 

 

Artist 2 Artist: Hawaii Legends Edition: Maui Arts & Cultural Center presents the continuation of the Artist 2 Artist series with a new Hawaiʻi Legends Edition. Host Henry Kapono will be performing with artists considered legends in their own right. This performance features slack key master and singer Ledward Kaʻapana.

 

Maui Castle Theater

 

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 

 

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.

 

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!

 

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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Mahalo for reading our list of Maui Events May 2022! Have an upcoming event you’d like us to include in the next post? Let us know in the comment section below or contact us directly about how to add your event to our monthly calendar and blog post. Aloha!


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