Gov. Abercrombie to attend grand opening of The Art of Peter Max Gallery at The Shops at Wailea, Feb. 9

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Photo: Peter Max, with Ringo Star, in the artist’s New York studio with the piano Max painted for the former Beatle’s tour. The piano later garnered $250,000 when auctioned for charity. PUSH IT TO THE PETER MAX THU., FEB. 9 – To celebrate the grand opening of The Art of Peter Max Gallery at The […]

SANTA CLAUS IS COMING TO WAILUKU TOWN: Wailuku First Friday – Fri., Dec. 2

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WAILUKU FIRST FRIDAY *** FRI., DEC. 2 – I dunno about you, but as I’m a creature of habit, I still find myself sticking to the sidewalks during Wailuku First Friday–even when the street’s closed to vehicular traffic (N. Market St. up to the Vineyard St. intersection, beginning at 5:30pm). But I’m sure I’ll loosen […]

FREE LECTURE: “Pole or Plane? Sustainable Seafood in Hawaii” – Thu., Nov. 17, presented by the Pacific Whale Foundation

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THIS WEEK’S PICKS FISH YOU WERE HERE *** THU., NOV. 17 – Hold onto your skull, this counterintuitive statistic will blow your mind: 75 percent of all seafood in Hawaii is bought in from elsewhere. To help answer the question of whether our own waters can meet the demand of our resident and visitor populations, […]

“Feast of All Souls,” an exhibition of fine artist James Lafferty’s work at Vineyard Food Company, Fri., Nov. 4

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THIS WEEK’S PICKS: “PHANTASY EXISTS TO FULFILL THE DEMANDS OF THE IMAGINATION” (from H. P. Lovecraft’s “Dagon”) *** Feast Of All Souls: Friday (Nov. 4), 6-9pm, Vineyard Food Company (1951 E. Vineyard St., Wailuku); no cover; *** Early this Fall I brunched with fine artist James Lafferty, ere the eve of his solo exhibition […]

5th Annual Classical Music of India Concert – Sat., Nov. 5 @ Makawao Union Church, feat. tabla drummer Ty Burhoe and violinist Maestro Kala Ramnath


THIS WEEK’S PICKS: “ACCEPT OUR SONGS WITH MIGHTY THOUGHT” (from Rigveda, translated in 1896 by Ralph T. H. Griffith) *** 5th Annual Classical Music of India Concert: Saturday (Nov. 5), 6pm pre-show dinner / 7:30pm concert, Makawao Union Church (1445 Baldwin Ave.), $15 online / $20 cash at door; *** Nothing makes my heartstrings […]

PLANTATION DAYS ARE HERE AGAIN: @LahainaRestFnd’s signature fundraiser kicks off w/ “Great Grandfather’s Drum,” Thu., Oct. 20

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THIS WEEK’S PICKS: PLANTATION DAYS ARE HERE AGAIN *** THU., OCT., 20 – The Lahaina Restoration Foundation’s third annual Lahaina Plantation Days kicks off with a screening of Great Grandfather’s Drum, “an inspiring, century-long story” that follows Maui Taiko drum ensemble’s “journey back to rural Japan to seek their ancestral roots,” and celebrates Japanese-American culture […]

SOCIAL MEDIA CLIMBER: #MauiSMUG w/ @MauiTime’s own @tommyrusso & @jenrusso, Thu., Oct. 27

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NEXT WEEK’S PICKS: SOCIAL MEDIA CLIMBER *** THU., OCT. 27 – If you oblige the little bird who told you “tweet,” but still want to learn how to make the most out of your mouse, check out the Maui Social Media Users Group, where you can meet Maui’s social media celebrities IRL–folks like @digitalsplash (Jeff […]

MONSANTO MASH: Millions Against Monsanto Protest in Kihei, Maui, Sun. Oct. 16


THIS WEEK’S PICKS: MONSANTO MASH *** SUN., OCT. 16 – Concerned about genetically modified organisms? Join the Millions Against Monsanto Hawaii’s protest vigil, part of global World Food Day actions in support of the Right2Know food-labeling campaign. 9am. Monsanto (near the intersection of Kanani Rd. & Piilani Hwy., Kihei); ***

A-OK: A Grand Celebration, Willie K Style, Sun., Oct. 16 at Waiehu Beach Center

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THIS WEEK’S PICKS: A-OK *** SUN., OCT. 16 – A grand celebration commemorating Willie K’s birthday, opening of his new recording studio (Maui Tribe Records) and retail store (Uncle Willie’s Kloset), and release of his new album (Warehouse Blues). Enjoy entertainment by Indio & Avi, Jesse Tanoue, Napua Makua and–of course–Willie K and The Warehouse […]

ON WHICH YOU CAN ELIGH: The Grouch presents Living Legends’ Eligh at Makawao’s Casanova, Sat., Oct. 15


THIS WEEK’S PICKS: ON WHICH YOU CAN ELIGH *** SAT., OCT. 15 – Eligh of the Living Legends returns, bringing underground hip hop Upcountry. Presented and hosted by The Grouch, with DJ Fresh and Enzyme Dynamite. Tickets available online or at Requests (10 N. Market St., Wailuku). $20 advance / $25 door. 10pm. Casanova (1188 […]

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