Lahaina Plantation Days, Oct 22 & 23

"Sugar Cane Fields Above Lahaina" by Erin C. O'Connor

Friday (October 22), 5-10pm & Saturday (October 23), 4-10pm at the Pioneer Mill on Lahainaluna Rd., Lahaina, $2/$3, kids 5 and under free The West side took its lumps this week when the County announced it won’t close Front Street for Halloween. But not every event is floundering. Lahaina Plantation Days kicks off its second […]

How often do you get to go to a 135th birthday party?


The Royal Treatment: Saturday (October 16), 6-9pm, Waiola Church Grounds, Lahaina $35 Advance/$15 Keiki (free for 5yrs. and younger) Did you see that silver screen atrocity, Princess Ka’iulani?* Throw all that sad misconception out the window for good, and immerse yourself in a community celebration of the princess’s real story, among people who still—more than […]

Maui Humane Society’s Barktoberfest, Oct 16


Bark It Here: Saturday (October 16), 5-9pm, Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa, Ka’anapali, $65 Adults/$35 Keiki Maui Humane Society’s popular fest heads West for the first time, upping the ante with activities at their primary fundraising effort for another year of “building lifelong bonds between people and animals through education, community outreach and the prevention […]

Ty Burhoe, Sarala Dandekar and Special Guests at Montessori of Maui, Oct 9


Dhvani: The Music of India Friday (October 8), 7:30pm, Montessori School of Maui auditorium, 2933 Baldwin Ave., Makawao, $15 (Tickets go quickly. Get yours today: 808-573-0374;, “What’s nice about doing something traditional is that we’ve been preparing for it since the beginning of our training,” says Sarala Dandekar, with the small hand gestures […]

“Let no one judge you in food or in drink, or regarding a festival or a new moon or sabbaths.” – Colossians 2:16

chow fun et alia 2009

Thursday (September 30) 5-11pm, Friday (October 1) 1o-12am, Saturday (October 2) 10-12am, & Sunday (October 3) 10am-11pm; War Memorial Complex, Kahului; $7 adults/$3 keiki (5-11 yrs.; under 4 free)* It’s such a cascaron-tease that the whitewashed ply board food booths are erected so early in September. With every striped tent and E.K. Fernandez ride assembled […]

Rumble in the Steeple


Ring announcer: Out of the Upcountry corner, this church is a 28th-time festival holder. Standing since 1907, built out of materials which arrived at Makena Landing and were transported up Haleakala by horse-drawn carriage — fighting for your salvation out of Keokea, it’s ST. JOHN’S EPISCOPAL CHURCH! (Crowd cheers.) And out of the Wailuku corner […]

Paula Fuga and Mike Love put on another stellar set of shows at Stella Blues’ Supper Club

mike love and sam ites

(Left to Right: Mike Love, Sam Ites) They don’t call it Stella for nothin’. This South side restaurant is nothing short of stellar — of note, their lineup is top-notch; and September 17 and 18 with Paula Fuga and Mike Love, featuring James “Hutch” Hutchinson (on bass, of Bonnie Raitt fame) and Sam Ites (percussion), […]

ZEPTEMBER at Mulligan’s on the Blue (September 24)

zeptember poster by scott johnson, dogtowne design

Read more HERE… “And you thought it was only in the movies / as you wish all your dreams would come true” (“Fool in the Rain” 1979). This Led Zeppelin tribute concert is not only “sweet refrain / soothes the soul and calms the pain…” for die hard fans of this legendary band, but yours […]

Swanky Swine at Star Noodle, This Friday

Diet Coke with Bacon

Friday (September 10), 6pm, Star Noodle, Lahaina, $52 From “Baconnaise” and “Bacon Salt” (brought to us by “everything should taste like bacon” company J&D’s), to novelty bandages (a whole new take on “cured meat”) and award-winning Bacon Vodka, nothing is sizzling on the foodie hot-list quite like bacon. In his book Zingerman’s Guide to Better […]

This Week’s Pick for Friday Night: Wailuku First Friday

Wailuku First Friday

Friday (September 3), 6-8pm, Market Street, Wailuku, Free Whereas “spreading da aloha” is code for promiscuity, to “practice aloha” is entirely pono—and the theme of this month’s Wailuku First Friday festivities. The night plays host to the opening ceremonies for the annual Festivals of Aloha (6pm), with honorary chairperson Danny Mateo and cultural adviser Kaponoani […]

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