Tuesday, September 29, 2015

October 2015 Maui Events At A Glance

October – A month for Halloween festivities and excitement. The crowning event is Halloween in Lahaina which always has packed attendance, crazy costumes, and plenty of traffic.  Other events include ghost stories at the MACC, Haunted Hikes and Hitchcock films. Fall festivals include Oktoberfest, Lahaina Plantation Days and Kula Country Farms Pumpkin Patch.

Please visit the websites to make sure the event dates, locations and times are still correct. Abbreviations: MACC stands for Maui Arts and Cultural Center.
For a list of ongoing Maui events, which are held monthly, scroll to the bottom.

Throughout October, but exact dates unknown: Kula Country Farms Pumpkin Patch. Fun for the family. 

Thursday, October 1, 7:30 pm. Psychic Migrations Film Premiere, featuring a cast of surfing’s most capable and compelling characters. No tickets required, seating is first come, first serve. MACC – Castle Theater, Wailuku. Free!

Thursday, October 1, Hitchcocktober at Queen Ka’ahuman Center. Every Thursday in October, a digitally remastered Alfred Hitchcock film will be screened at Ka’ahumanu Theater. $7.

Friday, October 2 – Sunday, October 4. Maui Pride Weekend. A celebration of pride and activism with films, festive dinners, and dance parties. Locations vary.

Friday, October 2, 8:30 am – 1:45 pm. Using Census Demographic Data to Build a Business Plan.  Malcolm Center, Kihei. $20 to register, includes lunch.

Friday, October 2, 5 pm – 10 pm. Kokua I Ka Hale Pule: Benefit Concert Fundraiser to Raise Monies to Restore and Repair Ka’ahumanu Church. Wailuku Community Center, $40 advance, $50 at the door.

Saturday, October 3, 11 am – 3 pm. Maui Pride Community Festival. A family-friendly event with live entertainment and face painting. This free community day is part of the Maui Pride Weekend. UH Maui’s Great Lawn. FREE! 

Saturday, October 3, 8 am – 2 pm. Maui Paddle For A Cure. Non competitive, fun open paddle to raise funds for breast cancer awareness. Hyatt Regency, Lahaina. 

Saturday, October 3, Hana Parade, Ho’olaulea, and Talent Show. Parade, music, food, crafts, and talent show. Part of the Festivals of Aloha which is held on all islands. Hana Ball Park, Hana. 

Saturday, October 3, 10 am – 12 noon. 4th Annual Walk A Mile In Her Shoes. Women Helping Women’s Annual Men’s March Against Domestic Violence. Men will walk a couple of laps in high heels in protest of domestic violence. $10 entry, fabulous prizes. Whaler’s Village, Ka’anapali.

Saturday, October 3, 5 pm – 10 pm. Zeptember VI at Mulligans. Maui’s finest musicians gather together to honor Led Zeppelin. Mulligans On The Blue, Wailea.  $28

Saturday, October 3, 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm. Freedom Dance. Celebrate the freedom of dance on Maui and support changes in the Maui County Liquor Commission rules. Currently, Maui prohibits unpermitted dancing in places liquor is served, even if it’s only grandma doing the hula. Makawao Union Church, by donation.

Sunday, October 4. Hana’s Ohana Beach Day. Fishing tournament, games and beach fun. Hana Bay, Hana. Free!

Wednesday, October 7, 5:30 pm. Free Google Workshop: Let’s Put Maui On The Map. Get your Maui business online. MACC. Free! 

Saturday, October 10 – Sunday, October 11. Paddle for Life – Voyage to Lanai 2015to raise funds for Pacific Cancer Foundation. Paddle with a team to Lanai, enjoy Hawaiian culture, and celebrate the voyage. Lahaina to Lanai. 

Saturday, October 10, 7 am. Women Helping Women Retro 80’s Fun Run/Walk Fundraiser. Prizes for best 80s costume. Revive Boutique, Kahului. 

Saturday, October 10, 6:30 – 9 pm. Hawaiian Sisterhood Art Show by Jazmin Sasky. Art and entertainment to support Women Helping Women. Tamara Catz boutique, Paia.

Saturday, October 10, 4 pm. Kahanu Garden’s ‘Ulu Cook-off. Enter a dish featuring breadfruit, that has at least 5 servings. Hana Ball Park, Hana. 

Got 'ulu or breadfruit?

Saturday, October 10, 10 am. Ukulele Workshop for children and adults. MACC. Free!

Sunday, October 11, 1 -6 pm. Maui Ukulele Festival. Enjoy listening to some of Hawaii’s finest ukulele players at this annual festival. MACC, Wailuku.  FREE!

Sunday, October 11, 8:30 am – 2 pm. King’s Cathedral Christmas Craft Fair. In case you want an early start. King’s Cathedral, Kahului. 

Tuesday, October 13. 6 pm. An evening of Hawaiian Lap Steel Guitar with Joel Katz. Musician Joel Katz will present a talk and concert on Hawaiian lap steel guitar. Kahului Library. Free!

Friday, October 16. 5:30 pm. Inaugural Kokua For Kids Little Chef Big Chef Fundraiser for The Boys and Girls Club. Silent auction, cocktail reception, farm to table menu, and culinary chef competition. Grand Wailea, Wailea. 

Friday, October 16 – Saturday, October 17. Lahaina Plantation Days. A celebration with food, fun, and music celebrating the history and culture of plantation life on Maui. Details TBA. My friend's blog talks about her family's history in Lahaina

Friday, October 16 – Sunday, October 18, 5 -9 pm. Maui’s Wicked Woods Walk. Your tour guide will take you on a half mile walk of terror and nightmares. Enchanted Floral Gardens, Kula. ~$15. 

Saturday, October 17, 9 am – 2 pm. Carden Academy Fall Festival. Games, crafts, food, entertainment. Carden Academy, Pukalani. $1 per adult. 

Saturday, October 17, 2 pm – 5 pm. Dance Maui 2015 Festival by Adaptations Dance Theater. Kepaniwai Park, Kahului. $10- $15. 

Saturday, October 17, 9 am – 1 pm. Holidays in Paradise: A Festival Floral Design Show to Benefit Malama Family Center. Floral demos, giveaways, auction, and lunch. Grand Wailea Resort, Wailea. $150+. 

Saturday, October 17, 10 am - 2 pm. Pacific Media Group Job Fair. Bring your resume. Queen Ka'ahumanu Center, Kahului. 

Saturday, October 17, 7:30 am – noon. Wailuku Hongwanji Mission’s Annual Autumn Craft andFood Fair. Wailuku Hongwanji, Wailuku. 

Saturday, October 17, 5 pm. Taste of Portugal. The event will highlight Portuguese culture and the best of Portuguese cuisine. Proceeds will support scholarships and the Maui Historical Society. $25.

Saturday, October 17, 4 pm – 11 pm. Oktoberfest for Pacific Cancer Foundation. Great music, Oktoberfest inspired food, lawn games, costume contest to raise funds for PCF. Maui Brewing Company, Kihei. $35 advance, $45 at the door.            

Saturday, October 17, 5:30 pm – 10 pm. The Noble Chef: The World On A Plate - Latin America. Maui’s premier event supporting culinary education, the Maui Culinary Academy. The Fairmont Kea Lani, Wailea. $195+

Sunday, October 18, 10 am. Lau Hala Symposium. Learn about the history, ecology, cultural significance and practice of lau hala weaving. MACC, Wailuku. $10. 

Monday, October 19, 5 pm - 9:30 pm. Moonlit Movies at Sugar Beach- The Rocky Horror Picture Show. For 21 and older. $10 or FREE if you come dressed as your favorite Rocky Horror character. Trunk show by Panties in Paradise preceding the movie. Food available for purchase. Kihei.

Friday, October 23, 7 pm. The Green Room Presents: Barry Lopez. Initimate talk, book signing, and champagne reception with this famed nature writer, humanitarian, and environmentalist. $35, student tickets $10.

Friday, October 23, 10 pm. BLACKlight MAGIC- The Maui Blacklight Burlesque will present a Halloween- themed show with cabaret, skits, and lipsync contest. There will be a body painting station. Wear a costume. Casanova, Makawao. For 21 and older. $10 cover.

Friday, October 23 – Sunday, October 25, 5 -9 pm. Maui’s Wicked Woods Walk. Your tour guide will take you on a half mile walk of terror and nightmares. Enchanted Floral Gardens, Kula. ~$15.

Saturday, October 24 – Sunday, October 25. 12 pm – 6 pm. Haunted Haiku Hike: Myths of Avalon Fairy Festival. Family friendly Halloween hike with music, vendors, and crafts. Awalau Farm, Haiku. $5 children, $15 adults. 

Saturday, October 24. 10:30 am - 12:30 pm. Spooky Science. Maui Science Center brings spooky science to the Kihei library. Explore color, shadow, light and more! FREE!

Sunday, October 24. 6 pm - 10 pm, times various. Haunted Hayride - Zombie Shoot. Ghoulish fun shooting ghouls, ghosts and goblins with Maui Paintball. Olowalu. $39/person.

Monday, October 26 – Friday, October 30, 6 pm and 8:30 pm. Haunted Haiku Hike: PAIA Pan and the Darkest Tales of Neverland. Interactive Outdoor Theater Production for adults only. Awalau Farm, Haiku.  $25. 

Tuesday, October 27, 7 pm. Moku’ula by Moonlight. Kamehameha Iki Park, Lahaina. Hawaiian storytelling, sharing, and music under the full moon at Lahaina Restoration’s cultural site of Moku’ula.  Free! 

Wednesday, October 28, 6 pm – 7:30 pm. Thinking Like An Island. Local Maui authors who have contributed to Thinking Like An Island: Navigating A Sustainable Future in Hawaii will hold a panel discussion. UH – Maui Campus, Kahului. 

Thursday, October 29, 10 am. Boo-Tastic Boogie Stories. Mary Lynn Goode will present fun stories and music celebrating the non scary side of Halloweeen. Suitable for children 2-5. Makawao Public Library. Free!  

Thursday, October 29, 7:30 pm. 13 Candles, Ghost Stories. Noted storyteller Lopaka Kapanui tells scary stories interwoven with his knowledge of Hawaii. MACC. 

Lopaka Kapanui from 13 Candles Event Page.
Friday, October 30, 6:30 pm. Starry Night Cinema: Hotel Transylvania. Free movie night for children and families. MACC – Outdoors on the lawn, Wailuku. 

Friday, October 30 – Saturday, October 31, 5 -9 pm. Maui’s Wicked Woods Walk. Your tour guide will take you on a half mile walk of terror and nightmares. Enchanted Floral Gardens, Kula. ~$15. 

Friday, October 30, 4 pm. All Hallow's Eve Farm Tour, Potluck and Music with Fantuzzi. Permaculture farm tour from 4- 6 pm - $20/person. Free vegan potluck from 6 - 8 pm and meet at Medicine Wheel at 6 pm for opening prayer and altar honoring ancestors and loved ones. Dance to Afro music at 8 pm. Ahimsa Sanctuary Farm, Haiku. 

Friday, October 30. 6 pm - 10 pm, times various. Haunted Hayride - Zombie Shoot. Ghoulish fun shooting ghouls, ghosts and goblins with Maui Paintball. Olowalu. $39/person. 

Friday, October 30, 9:30 am – 9 pm. Victoria’s Secret opens on Maui. Will there be anything special? Queen Ka’ahumanu Center, Kahului.


Friday, October 30, 7 pm – 9 pm. Pumpkin Carving Contest at Whole Foods. Watch Whole Foods staff carve pumpkins and vote for your favorite to be entered into a drawing for a Halloween goody bag. Whole Foods, Kahului. 

Friday, October 30, 5 pm - 9 pm. Haunted Mayhem at Old Maui High School. Fun for the entire family. The haunted walk is over a mile long on the old school's property. $10/adults, $5 for kids up to age 11. Old Maui High School, Paia.

**************MORE HALLOWEEN EVENTS ADDED*****************
Check out Maui Time's list of Halloween parties on 10/30 and 10/31 - they've missed a few listed here but have some other ones!

Saturday, October 31, 7 am – 4 pm. Hana Rodeo. For the first time in years, the Hana Rodeo returns. Hana Ranch Arena, Hana. $5/car. 

Saturday, October 31, 4:30 pm - ? Halloween in Lahaina. World famous celebration kicks off with family fun activities in Campbell Park at 3 pm, a keiki costume parade at 4:30 pm, costume contest, and music. Lahaina. Free! 

Saturday, October 31, 8 pm – 1 am. Halloween with Kings of Spades. 21+. $30 in advance. Costume theme – Dead Celebrity, music and dancing. King Kamehameha Golf Club, Waikapu. 

Saturday, October 31, 5 pm - ?. Family Friendly Halloween at Queen Ka'ahumanu Shopping Center. For children 12 and under, stores will give treats. The customer service center will give small toys and non-food items for children with food allergies. Maui Friends of the Library will give away books. Free. Kahului. 

Saturday, October 31, 5:30 – 8:30 pm. Trunk-or-Treat Halloween Spectacular. A fun, safe Halloween party for the entire family: a parking lot full of cars giving away candy and treats, hayride, petting zoo, keiki fun zone, and food trucks. Costumes encouraged. $3/person, free for children 3 and under. Hope Chapel, Kihei.

Saturday, October 31, 5 pm - 9 pm. Haunted Mayhem at Old Maui High School. Fun for the entire family. The haunted walk is over a mile long on the old school's property. $10/adults, $5 for kids up to age 11. Old Maui High School, Paia. 

Saturday, October 31, 5:30 pm - 7 pm. Keiki Halloween Trick or Treat at the Outlets of Lahaina. Free treats for the kids.

Saturday, October 31, 7pm – 11 pm. Boochfest Halloween Fundraiser for Doorway Into Light. Family-friendly Halloween event with an open kombucha bar (hence the name “boochfest”), live music and costume contest. Makawao Union Church, Makawao. $20 donation, free for children 10 and under. 

Saturday, October 31, 7 pm - 9 pm. Soul Kitchen Maui Halloween Costume Party at Maui Coffee Attic. Want to celebrate Halloween, without driving to Lahaina? Costume party, dancing and live music. Wailuku.  $10 cover charge. Reservations required.

Kiawe Harvest, ongoing, all islands. Join with others on Facebook and participate in kiawe seed pod harvesting. Free.


1st Sunday of the month, Hawaiian Music at Hula Grill http://www.hulagrillkaanapali.com/events

2nd Monday of the month, 6:30 pm. Barefoot Essential Theater (BET) and One Night Only – ONO performance: play readings, comedy nights, poetry readings. Iao Theater, Wailuku. FREE. www.mauionstage.com

Mondays, 12:30 pm – 2 pm. Polynesian Crafting. Learn the traditional art of Polynesian crafting, including coconut weaving. Queen Ka’ahumanu Shopping Center, Kahului. Free! http://queenkaahumanucenter.com/events/

Thursdays, 7 pm. Hitchcocktober at Queen Ka’ahuman Center. Every Thursday in October, a digitally remastered Alfred Hitchcock film will be screened at Ka’ahumanu Theater. $7. 

Throughout October, Kula Country Farms Pumpkin Patch. Fun for the family. 

1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th Fridays of the month: Maui Friday parties, held in a different town each week. More info at www.mauifridays.com

WOW - Wailea on Wednesday: On Wednesday nights in September at the Shops of Wailea, learn to play ukulele at “Ukulele Mix Plate,” 6 – 8 pm.

Last Thursday of the month: Hawaiian Music Series. Baldwin Home Museum Lawn, Lahaina. 6 – 7:30 pm. FREE!

Labyrinth walks, on or near the full moon each month and on Thursday afternoons at the Sacred Garden of Maui, Makawao.

Hawaii Farmers Union public potluck meetings – held on the 3rd Thursday of the month, usually at the Maui Tropical Plantation and the 4th Tuesday of the month at Haiku Community Center. More info at HFUU Haleakala, closer to the day of the meeeting.

There are many other events on Maui at Calendar Maui, Maui Time, Meet Up and Go Hawaii. www.calendarmaui.com, www.mauitime.com, www.meetup.com, also Go Hawaii.

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