Archive for "January, 2012"

Wailuku Town’s First Friday Celebration


Friday, January 6: 
Wailuku Town’s First Friday Celebration.  Market Street, Wailuku.  Enjoy Wailuku Town’s monthly Street Fest, featuring live entertainment, food, music and shopping in Wailuku’s historic town. Free admission. For information call (808) 871-5500.

Hyundai Tournament of Champions


Friday – Monday,  January 6 – 9:
Hyundai Tournament of Champions.  The season-opening event of the PGA TOUR and held at the legendary Plantation Course, Kapalua.  This tournament is unique in that its qualified field features a winners-only format.  Only champions from the 2011 PGA TOUR season are eligible to compete.  For tickets and information call (808) 665-9160 or visit

Slack Key Guitar Concerts


Sunday Afternoons: 
Slack Key Guitar Concerts.  Traditional Hawaiian slack key guitar and `ukulele concerts.  January 6 – Legends of Slack Key; January 13 – From Mountain to Sea; January 20 – Circle of Life; January 27 – Hawai`i’s Cowboy Music.  Tickets: $20 ($15 keiki/seniors).  The concerts are nahenahe – soft and sweet.  Slack key guitar and `ukulele in the real old style.  All traditional music with songs and stories of the islands, telling the history of this Hawaiian musical art form.  A portion of the proceeds supports the Hale Halawai Ohana O Hanalei.  Hanalei Family Community Center.  3:00 p.m.  For information and reservations call (808) 826-1469 or visit

Masters of Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar Concert


Every Wednesday: 
Masters of Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar Concert.  Host and slack key guitar master George Kahumoku, Jr. is joined by renowned slack key masters who are true ambassadors of their music, their culture and their land for an evening of traditional Hawaiian songs and authentic “talk-story”.  January 2 – Da Ukulele Boys; January 9 – Ledward Ka`apana; January 16 – Keoki Kahumoku; January 23 – Jeff Peterson; January 30 – Brother Noland. Seating is limited. Dinner/Show packages are available. Pavilion at the Napili Kai Beach Resort, Napili. 7:30 p.m. For tickets and information call (888) 669-3858 or visit

Here a Spout, There a Spout


January 1 – 31:
Here a Spout, There a Spout. Maui Ocean Center kicks off the island’s much anticipated whale season in January. Come celebrate the return of the Humpback whales and explore their fascinating world with exciting whale-themed activities including special naturalist presentations, children’s crafts, whale watching from Harbor Plaza and a free kid’s whale activity page. Maui Ocean Center, Ma’alaea Harbor. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Most activities included with paid admission; excludes tour upgrades and lunch specials. For information call (808) 270-7088 or visit

Free Onsite Coral Reef Naturalist Program


Ongoing, Daily: 
Free Onsite Coral Reef Naturalist Program.  Learn the names of fish youve seen while snorkeling and how to protect Maui’s coral reefs at Pacific Whale Foundation’s free Coral Reef Information Station. 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at Wailea’s Ulua Beach. For information call (808) 249-8811 ext. 1.