Monday, February 29, 2016

March 2016 Maui Events At A Glance

Spring brings the return of plumeria flowers after "hibernation."

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.

Friday, March 4, 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm. Ua Mau Ke Ea: Sovereignty Endures. Film screening of a documentary film, refreshments offered. Bailey House Museum, Wailuku. FREE, but RSVP requested. 

Saturday, March 5, 4 pm – 5:30 pm. T Shirt Cutting Workshop with Sarine. Creatively refashion your old t-shirts. Maui Yoga Shala, Paia. $30.

Saturday, March 5, 10 am – noon. Girl’s Day Celebration. This holiday was brought to Hawaii by Japanese immigrants.  Gift card prizes, appearance by Hello Kitty, and special crafts. Queen Ka‘ahumanu Center. FREE! 

Saturday, March 5 – Sunday, March 6. Whale and Ocean Arts Festival. Cause you can’t get enough of whales, art and hula! Also a keiki art contest, lei making, and educational exhibits. Banyan Tree Park, Lahaina. Free.

Saturday, March 5, 5 pm. Wooden Crate Cabaret with Mike Love. Enjoy music by Mike Love and a farm to table dinner. Lumeria Maui, Makawao. $95. 

Tuesday, March 8, 3:30 pm – 7 pm. Maui Solar Eclipse Fair. A partial solar eclipse will be visible from Maui! Meet astronomers, view the partial eclipse through solar telescopes and see science exhibits. Kalama Park, Kihei.  FREE!
Warning:  Please remember to NEVER look at the sun without specially designed eye protection.  Direct viewing of the Sun can cause permanent eye damage!

Wednesday, March 9, 6:30 pm. Adventures in Self-Publishing with Maui author, Jill Engledow. Makawao Public Library. Free.

March 10, 5 pm – 7 pm. Maui Mixer – Network with other Maui business owners and entrepreneurs over pupus and drinks. Mulligan’s on The Blue, Wailea. $20.

Saturday, March 12, 9:30 am – 10:30 am at Kahului Public Library and 2 pm – 3 pm at Lahaina Public Library. Feng Shui for Love and Money. Talk by Clear Englebert. Free!

Saturday, March 12, 5 pm.  A Taste of School Gardens. Grow Some Good’s annual fundraiser featuring cuisine by Maui’s premier chefs in support of school gardens, live music. Hotel Wailea, Wailea. $115+

Saturday, March 12, 19, and 26 (3 Saturdays) 9 am – 5 pm.  Botanical Medicine Making Workshop. Tinctures, salves, creams, infused oils and more. Haiku. $350.

Sunday, March 13, 5 pm – 8:30 pm. Women Helping Women Annual Fundraiser: The Roaring Twenties. Charleston contest, jazz music, dancing, and dining.  King Kamehameha Golf Club, Waikapu. $150 

Saturday, March 19, 9 am – sunset. 29th Annual Ho‘omau presented by Na Leo Pulama O Maui. Benefit Fundraiser, concert, food, games, ‘awa (aka kava) bar, live and silent auction, crafts. Maui Nui Botanical Gardens. $10 presale, $15 at the gate, free for children 10 and under.  
Sunday, March 20, 3 pm. What is Mana? The word mana is used in our community, but what does it mean? Is it energy, power, what? A panel of community experts talks about mana. MACC, Wailuku, $12.
Friday, March 25 – Sunday, March 27. Celebration of the Arts. A celebration that includes fine art, Hawaiian ceremonies, and Hawaiian cultural practice. Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua.  Some events are free, others are ticketed.

Saturday, March 26, 9 am – 5 pm. Prince Kuhio Festival. Live entertainment, local arts and crafts, lei making, in honor of Prince Kuhio. Banyan Tree Park, Lahaina. Free!

Saturday, March 26, 5:30 pm – 10 pm. Fantasia Ball for the Imua Family Center. Gourmet dining, dancing, silent auction, and special entertainment by Megan Hilty. Hyatt Regency Maui, Kaanapali. $195+. 

Saturday, March 26, 5pm – 8 pm. Celebration of Life for Pat Masumoto. Honoring one of Maui’s most inspiring and talented artists and performers. Iao Theater, Wailuku.
Saturday, March 26, 7 pm. Starry Night Cinema: Inside Out. Family movie night at the MACC with food trucks, kids art activities, free prizes, and pre-film entertainment. MACC, Wailuku. FREE!


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

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 Gardenof 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, Edible HI.

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