Sunday, November 1, 2015

November 2015 Maui Events At A Glance

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.
If you know of an event that is appropriate to list here, please let me know!

November brings cooler weather to Maui, more festivals, and local persimmons (pictured above).

Now – Tuesday, November 10. Aloha Classic Windsurfing Competition. Watch and/or volunteer. Hookipa Beach Park, Paia.

Sunday, November 1 – Saturday, November 7. Restaurant Week in Wailea.  Dine out in style at Wailea restaurants, which offer a 3 course prix fixe meal at different price levels. Benefits the Maui Food Bank. Wailea.

Sunday, November 1, 5:30 pm. Day of the Dead Party – Fundraiser for Imua Family Services. Continue celebrating Halloween for one more day. Costume contest, live flamenco dancing. Sangrita Grill, Ka’anapali.

Sunday, November 1, 7 pm. Day of the Dead Sound Healing. Post Halloween Sacred Sound Ceremony. Lumeria Retreat, Makawao. $11 - $22.

Sunday, November 1, all day, XTERRA World Championship. An elite off-road triathlon for professional and amateur athletes. Ritz-Carlton Hotel, Kapalua.

Tuesday, November 3, 8 pm – 9:30 pm. Maui Aikido – free class for adults and teens. Hannibal Tavarez Community Center (upstairs), Pukalani.  

Friday, November 6. Shopper’s Preview - Made in Maui County Festival. For serious shoppers a day before the festival opens to the general public. MACC, Wailuku. $35.  

Friday, November 6 – Sunday, November 8. Earth Skills Camp. Fun for all ages, learning wilderness skills, stargazing, storytelling, building fires, wild harvesting, and traditional imu celebration. $240/adults, $50/children, kama’aina rates available.  

Saturday, November 7, 8 am – 4:30 pm. Made in Maui County Festival. MACC, Wailuku. Support locally made products here on Maui. $5 at the gate. 

Saturday, November 7 and Sunday, November 8, various times. Maui Bird Conservation Center’s Open House (not to be confused with Maui Forest Bird Recovery Project). Makawao. Call 808-572-0690, current tour times are 8 am, 10 am, noon, 2 pm. Space is limited and tours fill up. FREE !

Saturday, November 7, 8:30 am – 10:45 AM.  Ride/Bike along Hansen Road before it reopens. Post- Halloween costumes encouraged.

Saturday, November 7, 9 am – noon. Arbor Day, 1000 Tree Giveaway. Bring a free Hawaiian tree home with you and learn to weave lauhala, make lei, and enjoy other activities.  Maui Nui Botanical Gardens, Kahului.

Sunday, November 8, 11 am – 2 pm. 4th Annual Maui Special Rodeo. This event is dedicated to giving special needs children the fun of a rodeo in a safe environment. Haku Baldwin Center, Makawao. 

Sunday, November 8, 8 am – 2 pm. Inaugural Holiday Crafts Fair at Keokea Marketplace. Keokea. Mahalo Kihei Rent A Car for the info!

Sunday, November 8, 3 pm. Heritage Film Festival: The Hawaiian Room. Watch a film about the singers, dancers and musicians from Hawaii who performed in the heart of New York City. Q & A session afterwards. MACC, Wailuku. $12.

Tuesday, November 10, all day. Dine Out for Hospice Maui. Dine at any of the 35 participating restaurants to help fund Hospice Maui. 

Tuesday, November 10, 8 pm – 9:30 pm. Maui Aikido – free class for adults and teens. Hannibal Tavarez Community Center (upstairs), Pukalani.  

Tuesday, November 10, 5 pm – 7 pm. Edible and Medicinal Plant Families of Hawaii. Down To Earth, Kahului. Free!

Thursday, November 12, 7 pm. Empowered Moms – Healthy Kids. An Evening with Zen Honeycutt, founder of Moms Across America. MACC, Wailuku. FREE!

Friday, November 13 – Saturday, November 14, 1 pm – 7 pm. Sun Yat-Sen Festival. Lahaina honors Sun Yat-Sen with a lion dance, martial arts demo, fan dance, educational displays, lecture, Chinese food, and free museum admission. Wo Hing Museum, Lahaina. FREE! 

Friday, November 13 – Sunday, November 15. HFUU (Hawaii Farmers Union United) State Convention. For anyone interested in local agriculture, food security, and sustainable farming. Cost: varies. Maui Tropical Plantation, Wailuku  

Friday, November 13, 3 pm – 6 pm. Wild Food Workshop. Forage for wild foods in Haiku, learn to prepare them with Sunny Savage. Meet at Baked on Maui, Haiku. $30.

Friday, November 13, Hula O Na Keiki – 25th Annual. Children's Hula Festival. Ka’anapali Beach Hotel, Ka’anapali. Cost unknown.

Saturday, November 14, 7 am - ? Habit for Humanity Maui’s Annual Golf Tournament. You don’t have to golf to participate or enjoy the banquet and silent auction. Kahili Golf Course, Wailuku. $45.

Saturday, November 14, 9 am – 1:30 pm. Maui Go Red For Women Luncheon and Health Expo. Learn to prevent heart disease while enjoying a 3-course lunch, watching cooking demos, and more. Fairmont Kea Lani Resort, Wailea. Cost TBA. 

Saturday, November 14, 10 am – noon. Observe and Play Family Day. Guided walk through the gallery and opportunity to watch lau hala artisans weave and to make a small piece to take home. FREE! MACC, Kahului. 

Lau hala weaving exhibit at the MACC.

Saturday, November 14, Alailupe Fishing Tournament. Weigh-in: noon – 4 pm. Kanaha Beach Park, Kahului.

Saturday, November 14, 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm. Feast Hawaii: Fall pop up dinner with The Wooden Crate and River Moon Botanicals. Enjoy a farm to table feast and learn to make an autumn wreath. Lumeria, Makawao. $135/adults 

Saturday, November 14, 9 am – 2 pm. Talk Story on the Land – Nu‘u Refuge Hike. Visit the Nu‘u Refuge and cultural sites. FREE! Keokea.

Saturday, November 14, 7 am – 10 am. Four Seasons Day of Hope. Family friendly, stroller friendly run/walk to benefit Pacific Cancer Foundation. Four Seasons Resort, Wailea. 

Saturday, November 14, 1 pm – 4 pm. Wild Food and Distillation Workshop. Learn to identify, harvest, and prepare wild foods, including making a hydrosol through distillation. Protea Gardens of Maui, Kula. $50.

Saturday, November 14, 5:30 pm – 9:30 pm. Swingin' Tiki Time with Eric Gilliom. Live entertainment that harkens back to Hawaii's golden years. Dinner available for purchase. Sugar Beach Events, Kihei. For ages 21 and older. $35.

Saturday, November 14, 9 am – 4 pm. Haiku Aina Permaculture Initiative: Tuning In & Learning from Nature's Superior Intelligence & Design. Workshop. Bring your own lunch. To register, contact:, or contact Francis Spalluto at: 808.264.1802.  630 E. Kuiaha Road, Haiku. $50 donation. 

Saturday, November 14, 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm. Hui No’eau Wailea Food & Wine Celebration. Enjoy food, wine, and art at this signature fundraiser for the Hui No’eau Visual Arts Center. Hotel Wailea.  $150

Sunday, November 15, 8:30 am – 4 pm. Zip for the Trees. Benefit for Maui charities. Enjoy 3 ziplines for a special rate of $40, or $10 to watch only and listen to live music by Paula Fuga and others. Skyline Eco-Adventures,Kula. 

Sunday, November 15, noon – 4 pm. La’akea Farm Fall Family Festival and World Famous Pie Contest. La’akea Farm, Paia. Silent auction, live music, tractor rides, and sampling of pies! $10, free for children under 14. 

Sunday, November 15, 3 pm – 7 pm. Maui Walk of Heroes. Akaku honors Maui luminaries with a special ceremony, live music, food for purchase, bouncy castle for kids, and community activities. Akaku, Kahului. FREE!

Sunday, November 15. 9 am – 4 pm. Awakening to Divinity: Maui Healing Summit with  Doreen Virtue. Includes organic lunch buffet.  $88

Sunday, November 15, 2:30 pm. Parenting With Love And Leadership: From Tots to Teens. America’s leading parenting expert, John Rosemond, will talk about effective and compassionate parenting. MACC, Wailuku. $5. 

Sunday, November 15, 11 am – 1:30 pm. 2nd Annual Maui Seed Savers & Plant Exchange. Opportunity to exchange, gift, or receive free seeds and plants while meeting other gardeners and farmers.  A collaborative event as part of the Hawaii Farmers Union United Convention. Maui Tropical Plantation, Wailuku. FREE! 

Monday, November 16, 3 pm – 5 pm. Wild Food Hike – Paia. Learn to identify wild food plants in Paia, plus tips and tricks on ethical foraging. Paia. $15. 

NEW: Wednesday, November 18, 9:30 am.  Save Olowalu: Testify toReject the Olowalu EIS. Developers plan to build 1500+ homes, apartments and condos in Olowalu which is expected to bring the population from 40 to 4,000+ in 10 years and say there will be no environmental impact. MACC meeting room, MACC, Wailuku. 

NEW: Thursday, November 19, 5:30 pm. InnovateHER: Innovating for Women Business Challenge. Maui finalists compete with 5 minute pitches of business products and services that will improve women’s lives. MEDB Malcolm Center, Kihei. FREE.
Friday, November 20, 7 pm. Cherish the Child Holiday Harp Concert with the Kona Harp Ensemble. Makawao Union Church, Makawao. Suggested donation $20.

Saturday, November 21, 7:30 pm. Mai Poina: The Trial of a Queen. Reenactment of Queen Liliuokalani’s trial for treason and the overthrow of the Hawaiian monarchy. Discussion to follow. MACC, Wailuku. $28

Saturday, November 21, 9 am – 3 pm. Kula Harvest Festival. Kula Elementary, Kula.

Saturday, November 21, 10 am – 4 pm. 7th Annual Hana Limu Festival. This festival celebrates the ecological and cultural value of limu (Hawaiian seaweed). With hands on activities, silent auction, crafts, food, and entertainment. Hana Bay, Hana.

Limu kala seaweed watercolor by Chenta Laury, from the Malama Wao Akua exhibit at the Hui No'eau Visual Arts Center.

Monday, November 23 – Thursday, November 25. Maui Jim Invitational and Maui Jim Classic. Basketball tournament and a Thanksgiving golf tournament. Lahaina Civic Center, Lahaina.  Price varies.

Tuesday, November 24, 9 am – 2 pm. Na Mele O Maui. Maui’s only county wide Hawaiian song and art competition. MACC, Wailuku. FREE!

Friday, November 27, Jamie Gallo CD Release Party. Mulligans On The Blue, Wailea. $20/includes cd. 

Friday, November 27, 6- 9 pm. Kihei 4th Friday with Kathy “Tita” Collins, Soul Kitchen Maui, Joel Katz, and Dat Guyz. Crafters, food trucks, and activities for the keiki. Bring a non-perishable item to donate to the Food Bank. Azeka Shopping Center - Mauka, Kihei. FREE!

NEW Saturday, November 28, 10 am – 10 pm. La Ku 'oko'a Lahaina 2015, Hawaiian Independence Day Celebration. This was the day in 1843 that France and Great Britain recognized the independence of the kingdom of Hawaii. Crafters, music, education. Hanakao'o Beach Park, Lahaina. FREE.

NEW Saturday, November 28, 4 pm – 9 pm. Open Call Art Show. Maui based artists will display their work. Treehouse, Pauwela Cannery, Haiku.
Saturday, November 28, E Pūlama Mau Iā Maui – Cherish Maui’s History. Fundraiser for the Bailey House Museum, Wailuku  

Sunday, November 29, 4 pm – 7 pm. Ram Dass Thanksgiving Sunday Satsang with Krisna Das. Annual celebration with spiritual teacher Ram Dass and food drive for the Maui Food Bank. Includes Monsoon Indian dinner buffet. $30 in advance. Makawao Union Church, Makawao. 

Sunday, November 29, 10 am – 4:30 pm. Biochar Workshop at Hale Akua Garden Farm. Biochar is an inexpensive, carbon-negative soil amendment that can reduce fertilizer and water needs. $45/$35. Hale Akua Garden Farm, Huelo. 

Sunday, November 29, 10 am – 2 pm. Maui Mompreneur Winter Craft Fair. Support Maui moms by buying their locally made products. Sheraton Maui, Kaanapali. 

Monday, November 30, 7 pm. Enchanting Evening with Krisna Das. Live concert. Makawao Union Church, Makawao. $30 in advance. Makawao Union Church, Makawao.


1st Sunday of the month, Hawaiian Music at Hula Grill 

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.

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!

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

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.,,

If you know of an event that is appropriate to list here, please let me know!  Preference given to events that reflect Maui's diversity and local culture.

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