Archive for "November, 2012"

Solo Session: Keali`i Reichel


Friday, November 30: 
Solo Session: Keali`i Reichel.  See a new side of Keali`i Reichel, Hawai`i’s award-winning kumu hula, chanter and world-renowned recording artist, in the intimate setting of McCoy Studio as he shares his chants, songs and stories. Audience interaction and impromptu mele have become a signature of this popular series. Maui Arts & Cultural Center, McCoy Studio Theater, 7:30 p.m.  For tickets and information call (808) 242-7469 or visit



Friday, November 30: 
Ozomatli.  Since 1996, celebrated Los Angeles hip-hop culture-mashers, Ozomatli have gone from being hometown heroes to being named U.S. Cultural Ambassadors. Their wide array of musical styles—a notorious urban-Latino collision of hip hop and salsa, dancehall and cumbia, samba and funk, merengue and comparsa, East L.A. rhythm & blues, Jamaican reggae and Indian raga—has long followed a key mantra: taking you around the world by taking you around L.A.  Maui Arts & Cultural Center, Pavilion/Courtyard, 7:30 p.m.  For tickets and information call (808)242-7469 or visit

Keola Beamer – Malama Ko Aloha


Friday, November 30: 
Keola Beamer – Malama Ko Aloha.  Keola Beamer’s reputation as a composer, arranger, guitarist and vocalist continues to achieve new heights with his work as one of the composer-performers on the Oscar-nominated film, The Descendants. The music featured in this once-in-a-lifetime concert is inspired by the nationally televised PBS Hawai‘i special Keola Beamer: Mālama Ko Aloha (Keep Your Love). Joining Keola on stage are: his dear friend, R. Carlos Nakai, a Native American flutist and nine-time Grammy Award nominee, and jazz pianist virtuoso, Geoffrey Keezer, who has two Grammy Award nominations and has performed across the globe.  Maui Arts & Cultural Center, Castle Theater, 7:30 p.m.  For tickets and information call (808) 242-7469 or visit

Hawaiian Music Series


Thursday, November 29: 
Hawaiian Music Series.  Enjoy live Hawaiian music on the Baldwin Home lawn from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.  The free program takes place under Maui’s moonlight in historic Lahaina and features local entertainers performing traditional Hawaiian music. For information call (808) 661-3262 or visit

Holiday Affair: Tea Time and Lighting Festival

Big Island

 Saturday, November 24: 
Holiday Affair: Tea Time and Lighting Festival.  Get into the holiday spirit with the Donkey Mill ohana. Enjoy artist demonstrations, live music, family art activities, food and treats, hot beverages and handmade, original artwork that make the best gifts for family and friends.  Donkey Mill Art Center
78-6670 Mamalahoa Hwy., Holualoa.  Noon to 5 p.m.  For information call (808) 322-3362 or visit

The Wizard of Oz


Fridays – Sundays, November 23 – December 8: 
The Wizard of Oz.  Maui OnStage takes you over the rainbow! Dorothy Gale is swept away in a tornado to a magical land where she embarks on a quest to see the Wizard who can help her return home.  Historic Iao Theater, 68 N. Market St., Wailuku.  For tickets and information call (808) 244-8680 or visit

Kapa`a Turkey Trot


Thursday, November 22: 
Kapa`a Turkey Trot.  Informal 5K/10K fun walk, run, and bicycle ride.  Kapa`a Beach Park.  6:45 a.m. to 10 a.m. Donations accepted.  For information call (808) 635-8823 or visit

EA Sports Maui Invitational


Monday – Wednesday, November 19 – 21: 
EA Sports Maui Invitational.  The EA Sports Maui Invitational celebrates its 29th year as the nation’s premier early-season college basketball tournament and as the kick-off to the college basketball season. The 2012 Championship Round field includes Butler, Illinois, Marquette, Mississippi State, North Carolina, Texas, USC and host Chaminade. All 12 games will be broadcast on ESPN networks. Lahaina Civic Center, 1840 Honoapi`ilani Hwy., Lahaina.  Follow the Tournament at

20th Annual Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar Festival “Kaua`i Style”


Sunday, November 18:  20th Annual Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar Festival “Kaua`i Style”.  The 20th Annual Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar Festival, “Kaua`i Island Style” that will feature up to 15 of the finest artists and musicians in the genre such as Ledward Kaapana, Cyril Pahinui, Dennis Kamakahi, Makana, David Kahiapo, Paul Togioka, Cindy Combs, Pancho Graham, Doug and Sandy McMaster and many others.  12 p.m. to 5 p.m., Kaua`i Beach Resort.  For information call (808) 226-2697.

The Garden Island Range and Food Festival


Sunday, November 18: 
The Garden Island Range and Food Festival.  Bringing together the Kaua`i Community and the cattlemen, farmers and chefs to taste healthy, local and nutritious foods and meals. The locally produced agricultural products are presented through social, cultural and scientific exchanges. Bringing local talent together supports the development of compatibility, tranquility and reliance on the local quality of life on Kaua`i and its communities.  Kilohana Luau, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.  For tickets and information, call (808) 338-0111 or visit