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Chinese New Year Celebration in Lahaina!

Chinese New Year Celebration tomorrow (Friday, January 27th) in Lahaina with firecrackers, drums, martial arts and lion dancing!  The free martial arts demonstration by the lion dancers will start off the festivities which begin at 5pm on the lawn of the Baldwin House on Front St.  Then the lion dancers will head north on Front St. and finish at the Wing Ho Temple (also on Front St.) where they will bless the temple and then set off a grand finale of firecrackers.  There will also be children’s arts/crafts, farmers’ market and hands-on demonstrations of the art of Chinese knot tying at the Wing Ho Temple.


Friday Party Tonight in Lahaina

Here’s all the info taken from the Maui site.  For info on the activities for every Friday Night, click on this link:

Lahaina Friday Town Party
January 13, 2012, 6-9 p.m.

“Front Street – Great Street” is the theme for January’s Second Friday in Lahaina, which celebrates the selection of Front Street as one of the 10 Great Streets in America for 2011 by the American Planning Association.

The streets of Lahaina will be adorned with fresh flowers to celebrate this first-time honor for Hawaii.


  • The Wharf Cinema Center
    • Live entertainment at center stage with Lui Williams and I Kona Maui Lima Halau from 5-7 p.m.
    • Polynesian artisans carving at the Wharf’s Front Street entrance will offer a 10% discount
    • Seaside Henna: Buy one get one free henna tattoo service
    • Blue Lagoon Lahaina: (in the downstairs atrium) 15% Kamaʻaina discount
    • Cool Cat Café: Live Music with Bob James and the Drive with no cover charge plus 20% Kamaʻaina discount
    • Captain Jack’s Island Grill: Live Music with Dave Carroll from 7:30 – 10 p.m., no cover plus 20% Kama`aina discount
  • Hard Rock Café: Patio Party with beer garden, live music by Evan Shulman, 6-9 p.m., no cover charge plus 15% off food
  • Kimo’s Restaurant: Willie K, 9-11p.m., no-cover coupons available at the Lahaina Visitor’s Center (at the old Lahaina Courthouse)
  • Kobe Japanese Steakhouse and Sushi Bar: 20% off teppanyaki dining (not to be combined with any other offers)
  • The Pioneer Inn: Wilmont Kahaialiʻi, 6-9 p.m., no cover charge, most of the pupu menu under $5, drink specials $2 to $5, plus 15% Kamaʻaina discount
  • Blessing and flash mob by `Ulalena performers, 6 p.m., on boardwalk outside of Hard Rock Cafe


  • Peter Lik Gallery: Drawing for a Peter Lik signed Big Book, DJ Scotty D playing, special promotions on art and serving wine and light pupu
  • Sargents Art Gallery: Painting by Roman Czerwinski, music by Curtis Lee and serving wine
  • Images Fine Art: Hosting local artist, Julie Houck, glass blowing demonstrations and wine
  • Higgins Harte Gallery: Featuring local artist Lowell Mapes and serving wine and refreshments
  • Gallery 505: Featuring Pop artist Davo, live painting
  • Village Gallery: Hosting local artists and serving wine and pupu
  • Martin Lawrence Gallery: Serving wine and pupu
  • Lahaina Galleries: Hosting a guest artist and serving wine
  • Thomas Barbey Art Gallery: Special promotions on art, serving wine
  • Lahaina Print Sellers: Serving wine, special promotions on selected pieces


  • Lahaina Restoration Foundation will feature its free monthly series Haʻina Hou! (Let the Story be Told!) at the Wo Hing Museum and Baldwin Home Museum from 6 to 9 p.m.
    • Baldwin Home Museum
      • Presentation: “Healing Practices of the 1800s”, 6:30 p.m.
      • Dr. Baldwin, in addition to being a missionary, was a practicing physician on Maui in the mid 1800s. His medical tools and their uses will be discussed. A traditional Hawaiian healer will also demonstrate ancient Hawaiian healing techniques still being used today.
      • The popular, weekly Candlelit Tour of the Baldwin Home will be held from 6 – 8:30 p.m. There is a $8 charge per person for the tour which includes a tour of the Wo Hing Museum. Children, accompanied by a paying adult, are free.
    • The Wo Hing Museum
      • Presentation on Chinese New Year and Lion Dance, 6:30 and 8:30 p.m.
      • Keiki crafts such as include paper lantern making, puppets and fans, and “Year of the Dragon” items and fresh produce for sale.



Hau’oli Makahiki Hou (Happy New Year)!


The Napili Point Resort Ohana (family)


Friday Night Town Party in Lahaina



4:00-4:45 p.m. Ron Hetteen and Ikaika Brown

4:45-5:00 p.m.: Maui Cheer All Starts

5:00 p.m.-5:15 p.m.: royal Hawaiian Guard

5:15 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.: Kumulani Chapel

5:30 p.m. – 6:15 p.m.: Na Kamali’i O Ke Akua

6:15-6:20 p.m.: I pop Maui

6:20 p.m. Emcee to announce the Christmas tree program and Lahaina Town Action Committee’s winning tree followed by holiday caroling.

6:30p.m. Waiola Church, Sacred Hearts, Mission Catholic Church, Holy Innocents, Hale Aloha and Hongwanji Mission will ring town church bells followed by a simultaneous lighting of all merchant trees on Front Street and in Campbell Park.

6:40 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Kumulani Chapel Carolers

7:00-715 p.m. Holiday Music


PLUS: Baldwin Home Museum will host Holidays With The Baldwins: Choir performances, refreshments, and hands-on ornament and wreath making!



Lunar Eclipse 2011 – Hawaiii With Best View

Lunar Eclipse 2011 – Viewers in the western half of the United States will have the best views – the farther west the better. That makes Hawaii with a ringside seat to view a total lunar eclipse in the early morning hours (tomorrow) Saturday, December 10, 2011. Bishop Museum officials advise that the Hawaiian Islands viewing starts around 2:45 a.m. and will last for several hours until 6:20 a.m.   As the earth passes between the moon and the sun, the color of the moon will appear to be a reddish or copper color.  The total eclipse will occur between 4:10 a.m. and 4:55 a.m. Hawaii Standard Time.

Napili Point Resort should be an incredible place to view the eclipse.  There’s no better seat in the house than on the grass, by the bay, to watch this event!


Lahaina Plantation Days are Here! October 20-22

“Lahaina Plantation Days” will be held on Oct. 20-22.  No doubt there will be good food, music & fun!  On the 20th there will be an outside family movie night (“Great Grandfather’s Drum”) and then on the 21st/22nd, festivities will include the best island music, farmers’ market, historical displays, exibits, carnival games, food court, and beer/wine garden.  All events will be held on the old Pioneer Mill site surrounding the recently restored historic smokestack on Lahainaluna Road.  Two original Pioneer Mill locomotives once used for the company’s sugar operations have returned home and will be unveiled. Built in 1898 the locomotives were donated back to the Lahaina Restoration Foundation.  Tickets sold at the door ($3 per night or $5 for a 3-day pass).

For more details on the festivities:


Maui Jazz Festival – Sept. 24th

The Maui Jazz & Blues Festival will be held this Saturday, September 24th, at the Grand Wailea from
4pm-9pm.  Headlining the event is artist Les McCann and saxophonist Eddie Harris, Delfeayao Marsalis, Brother Noland Blues
Trio, and the list goes on and on!
Tickets can purchased at the door or online at


Masters of Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar Concerts – Every Wednesday!

Experience a very unique cultural legacy with the Masters of the Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar.  Shows are every Wednesday between now and December 15, 2011!

TONIGHT: September 14, 2011

Ledward Kaapana – Slack Key Guitar GrandMaster

- All Ages Show -

2011 NEA National Heritage Fellowship Recipient, Ledward is Slack Key’s premier master guitarist. His inventiveness and fluidity, his versatility in multiple tunings, and his playfulness on stage, make him the leading master of this art, now recognized nationally by America’s most prestigious award for the arts.
Hosted by Grammy winning George Kahumoku Jr & Maui sensation, Da Ukulele Boyz.

For detailed Slack Key Show Info and to purchase tickets, call direct to (808)242-7469 or click on this link:

Dinner/show package tickets:
Dinner time: 5:30pm
Dinner at: Sea House Restaurant in the ((Napili Kai Beach Resort)
Show: After dinner, walk to the Aloha Pavilion for the show
All Show tickets are open seating.

Aloha Pavilion doors open at 6:45pm
Show begins at 7:30pm


Festivals of Aloha

The theme for the 2011 Festivals of Aloha is “E Hi’ipoi i Ka Lei Aloha, Cherished is the beloved child.” The Festivals of Aloha events will be held in September and October, with the kick off on September 2nd.

The schedule of events include:

September 2nd – Maui is honored to open the celebrations with a special First Friday street festival in Wailuku, to include the amazing music of the Makaha Sons who will kick off the event.  The evening will continue with Louis “Moon” Kauakahi on six-string guitar, John Koko on upright acoustic bass, and Jerome Koko on 12-string guitar at 7:30 pm, and then Hawaiian falsetto singer Ikaika Blackburn, Joel Katz on Hawaii steel guitar, and jazz pianist Gene Argel and his ‘Ohana, High Rise and Dejavu.  The streets will be lined with live entertainment – hula, food, artisans, crafters, and shopping in historic Wailuku town.   The best part of all is that the ADMISSION is FREE!

Mark your calenders and come to Market Street in Wailuku, 6 pm – 8:30 pm.

Sept 9: Home grown activities feature keiki (children) entertainment, cultural projects, educational demonstrations. will be happening at the Maui Mall in Kahului from 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm.

Sept 10: 10th Annual Richard Hoopii Falsetto Contest, cultural demonstrations, craft booths and kids’ activities. Festivals of Aloha ribbon for entry. The Ritz-Carlton Kapalua, Salon Ballroom, 6 pm – 10 pm. (Note: A Festivals of Aloha Ribbon is needed for admission to this event.)

Sept 11: Festivals of Aloha Ho‘olaulea, Lahaina Banyan Tree Park Entertainment, 2011 Richard Hoopii Falsetto Contest winners; crafters and artisans. Historic Lahaina Banyan Tree Park, 9 am – 5 pm.

For additional information please visit the Festivals of Aloha website at: or for other event information/details you can also call Yuki Lei Sugimura at (808)878-1888.



Lahaina’s Fireworks Display – July 4th 2011

Lahaina put on a great fireworks show on July 4th this year.  We went to town at around 4pm and Front Street was already starting to be closed off so we parked several blocks away at the far south end of Lahiana and then walked into town.  It was a beautiful day, around 82 degrees with gentle tradewinds blowing – hardly a cloud in the sky.

It was very fun to walk Front Street with no automobiles.  Lots of people were already starting to congregate in the streets and enjoy a leisurely time of shopping and dining.  We went to Cool Cats to eat - I think has the best hamburgers on Maui!  Got in within a few minutes and sat by Front Street to watch the crowd.

After Cool Cats, we strolled back on Front Street and stopped along the way at the park right in Front of the Library by the Lahaina Harbor.  A live band was playing 80′s music to several hundred people.  Across the street was live Hawaiian music!

By the time we got down to the seawall on Front Street, (directly in front of the sunken ship), the crowd was getting fairly large.  I claimed my spot right on the seawall where I could (hopefully) take a couple of good photos of the fireworks.  I think almost every boat on this side of the island started to descend in one area trying to get the closest spot to the barge with the fireworks.  The sunset was beautiful and just as it was over, a large cruise ship came around Kaanapali point and joined the other boats to watch the show.

Promptly at 8pm the fireworks began.  Here’s some photos – if you look closely, you can see people in kayaks right underneath the fireworks!!

After the fireworks show was over, we made our way through the crowd back to the car and on home.  The next day in the Maui News paper, it was estimated there were 30,000 people in attendance!


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