Lahaina is the place to be on Friday, February 20th as they ring in the Chinese New Year (lunar new year) with a traditional lion dance, Chinese firecrackers, and a kung fu performance on the Baldwin Home Museum lawn at 5:00 p.m. Wo Hing Museum will host a FREE celebration from 5:00-9:00 p.m. with kids’ crafts, cultural demos and a presentation on the history of Chinese New Year. There will also be delectable Chinese foods to accompany your night out. Be sure to get there early as the lions will arrive at Wo Hing Museum at 9:00 p.m. for a grand finale dance. Firecrackers and blessing of the temple on Front Street to ring in the Year of the Ram!
Part of living on Maui is being aware of the unique aspects that makes it the gem of the island it is. The humpback whales that visit us annually are an incredible creature and we’re so blessed to get to see them as often as we do. Experience “Whales under the Stars” at Kalama Beach Park with Pacific Whale Foundation on Friday, February 13th at 6:00 p.m., featuring an interactive presentation from Founder & Executive Director, Greg Kaufman who will share stories and insights gained from over 35 years as a whale protection advocate and ecotourism pioneer. The event is free and guaranteed seating is available by reservation. Call 808-249-8811 ext. 1 or visit www.mauiwhalefestival.org for more information.
Ka Lima O Maui is hosting their 9th Annual Golf Tournament and you’re invited! Includes continental breakfast, lunch and awards. Hole-in-One Contest for chance to win a Car and $10,000. To be a player, sign up on their webiste at kalimaomaui.org, normal price: $150. To be a sponsor, sign up on their webiste at kalimaomaui.org, Major Sponsor $5000, Dignity Sponsor $2500, Self-Reliance Sponsor $1000, and Steady Income Sponsor $250. Date: Saturday, February 28th, Time: 7:00 am, Location: Dunes at Maui Lani.
Take the family to Schaefer Gallery: Observe & Family Play Day to see the Schaefer Portrait exhibition, meet some of the artists, and make a tiny portrait to take home. The Schaefer Portrait Challenge is a triennial statewide juried exhibition; the exhibit includes 66 works by 64 artists from O‘ahu, Kaua‘i, Lana‘i, Hawai‘i Island and Maui. The challenge encourages Hawai‘i’s artists to capture the people and stories of the island communities through their chosen medium. It’s never to early to inspire the artsy side of a young mind. The event is held on Saturday, February 7th from 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
The Maui Historical Society will present Iwalani Ho‘omanawanui Apo in concert on Sunday, February 8th from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Bailey House Museum in Wailuku. Pre-show happy hour starts at 4 p.m. with museum tours, a beer and wine garden, and pūpū by Mala ‘Ai. Reserved seating is $20. General seating is $10. Corporate tables at $300 each include premium, reserved seating for six guests, complimentary pūpū and sponsorship publicity on radio advertising. Ticket outlets are the Bailey House Museum and Native Intelligence in Wailuku.
Adults’ Night Out
Join Kai Kanani Sailing Charters & Chef Kulis of The Market Maui by Capische in Wailea for theirmonthly sunset sail into deliciousness, the #KaiCapische will feature their a Taste of Sardina Sunset Cruise. Dine on several courses of Italian-themed pupus prepared by Aipono Award winner Chef Kulis. The Market’s wine sommelier pairs the perfect wine with each course. This whale season delight comes complete with an open bar and live music with Maui’s own Bradda Dwight. Scheduled for Saturday, February 7th from 4:15-6:15 p.m. Visit www.kaikanani.com/2015/01/mark-your-calendars-for-these-special-kai-kanani-events/ for tickets.
It may not be a night out, but it will sure be an afternoon well spent. Join the Wailuku Rotary Club at the Maui Arts and Cultural Center for their annual Lobster Fest fundraiser on Sunday, February 8th from 1:00-4:00p.m. This year’s proceeds will benefit Ka Hale A Ke Ola Homeless Resource Centers and Hui Malama Learning Center. The event will feature tasteful jazz music performed live, live lobster, live and silent auction. Visit MauiArts.org to buy tickets for $100/ticket if interested.
This Valentine’s Day enjoy a special memory aboard the Pacific Whale Foundation Sunset Valentine’s Dinner Cruise. Your Valentine’s Day cruise departs from scenic Lahaina Harbor, with guaranteed outdoor seating for all (as well as indoor seating for those who prefer it). Premium seating is also available. Enjoy a delicious three-course dinner, cocktails, live music, and dramatic views of the West Maui Mountains and the islands of Maui County. Enjoy a special treat if the humpbacks make a scenic appearance. Their staff will provide table side service of a delicious meal, with each plate prepared by their onboard chef. Call 808-249-8811 ext. 1 or book online at www.pacificwhale.org and save 10%. Additional savings for Pacific Whale Foundation members and kama’aina. Time: 5:00-7:00 p.m.
If you ever happen to be on the south side of Maui, feel free to stop by one of our two sales offices. We are located at the Hokulani Golf Villas just off Honopiilani Highway on Lipoa Parkway; we are located within the community. We are on-site from 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. daily. We will always have a sales agent on hand to answer any and all of your questions.
Aloha,Anthony Sayles R(S) 808-280-6532 Anthony@DanoSayles.com