Thursday, January 29, 2015

February 2015 Events & Contests on Maui

This is not by any means a complete list of events on Maui, but it's a good start. Check the links for changes in dates or locations.

ArT=Mixx: Masquerade, January 31st at the MACC, a FREE party for those 21+ and older. Words can barely begin to describe it. Here’s a blog about a prior ArT=MIXX event. (It's almost February!)

Superbowl at the MACC. February 1st. Who says the Maui Arts and Cultural Center is only for high brow art lovers? The MACC is offering two supersize screens, one inside Castle Theatre and one outside.  Food trucks will have munchies for purchase.  FREE!

Art lovers! Maui Open Studios is returning for 3 weekends in February. The opening event is January 31st. This is a way to meet artists in person, buy art, and visit the studios where they work. Here’s one Open Studios experience.

Labyrinth walks: The Sacred Garden of Maliko, between Makawao and Haiku, has started offering labyrinth walks on Thursday afternoons in addition to the monthly full moon walk. Labyrinth walks can be a meditative, life changing experience, and are very safe (there’s no way to get lost in one).

This is a meditation style labyrinth.

Cultivating a Pono (Righteous) Death & Home Funeral in Hawaii, Upcountry Sustainability Event, February 2nd. 

Family Day at the MACC, February 7th – In celebration of the Schaefer Portrait Challenge at the Maui Arts and Cultural Center, meet artists and paint a picture to take home. FREE!

Hawaiian Herbal Teas with Kahuna Kahu Lyons Naone, February 7th, Viewpoints Gallery Maui, 3620 Baldwin Ave., Makawao. Highly regarded Hawaiian teacher and practitioner Kahu will talk about and prepare Hawaiian teas. Followed by hula and live music. FREE! Flyer below and call Viewpoints for more info: 808-572-5979

Mardi Gras Maui. February 7th. Fundraiser for the Maui AIDS Foundation. 

Moonlit Movies at Sugar Beach. February 8th. Dinner and a movie.

Maui WordCamp February 13-15th. For your inner geek. For only $35, learn about the WordPress blogging format and social media, and hobnob with experts.  Learn to ask the questions you didn’t know you needed to ask.

Vagina Monologues, February 8th – Eve Ensler’s landmark play about the feminine experience, in the form of dramatic monologues by women, has been performed all over the world. This is a fundraiser for Women Helping Women.

VDay Maui, February 15th, a dance fundraiser and celebration for Women Helping Women. 

Maui Whale Day. February 14th. Parade, hoopla, and fun. Celebrating the humpback whales on Maui.

Hawaii Youth Symphony Concert, February 16th. FREE concert at the Maui Arts and Cultural Center. 

Maui Chinese New Year Festival, February 21st. Sometimes there are other festivities around the island, like this Lion Dance at Long's Drugstore

Art Affair, February 28th at the Hui No’eau – annual fundraiser for Maui’s visual arts center.

Maui Short Story Contest – Write a Maui short story of 1500 words or less. Deadline: March 27th.

Ocean Vodka Cocktail Contest – for creative mixologists: create a drink using 2 ounces of Ocean Vodka. Finalists are flown to Maui to compete in a mix-off. Airfare and hotel lodging will be provided for finalists. Deadline: February 28th.

TIME-SENSITIVE: EdVenture photo contest – Submit your photos to win a $100 gift certificate for continuing education classes at UH Maui Campus. Deadline, Friday, January 31st


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