19th Annual Celebration of the Arts Festival – Maui Hawaii


THE RITZ-CARLTON, KAPALUA PRESENTS THE 19TH ANNUAL CELEBRATION OF THE ARTS FESTIVAL
April 22 & 23, 2011

“E na aumakua” … A Call To All Things Natural

The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua celebrated the 19th Annual “Celebration of The Arts” with Hawaii’s most reputable artisans, educators, cultural practitioners, speakers and entertainers. The celebration took place April 22nd & 23rd, 2011, continuing the tradition of recognizing the people, the arts and the culture of Hawaii. “E na aumakua was this year’s focus, which embraces calling out to our ancestors and all things natural” states Clifford Nae‘ole, Cultural Advisor and Event Chair of the prestigious event.

Opening ceremonies included traditional Hawaiian oli (chants) from Hawaiian practitioners while music and hula was continuous throughout the weekend. Hands-on art, demonstrations, films, cultural panels, music and dance acted as the common ground to allow visitors and residents the opportunity to interact and enjoy the “Number 1 rated cultural event” according Hawaii Modern Luxury magazine. The Celebration of the Arts has also been the recipient of the coveted “Keep it Hawaii Kahili Award” presented by the Hawaii Tourism Association.

An exciting addition was The George Kanahele Mele Ho’okuku (song competition) on Saturday, April 23rd. A proud native of the islands, Dr. George Kanehele was committed to ensuring that Hawaiian values remain an integral part of the hospitality industry in the Aloha state and hence, this special challenge is only open to individuals within the industry — but everyone was welcome to share the experience. One designated Hawaiian song was sung by all groups, followed by a “song of choice.” Judging criteria was based upon tone, harmony, stage presence and the use and pronunciation of Hawaiian language.

The Celebration Lu’au and Show ended the weekend festivities bringing together the foods of traditional Hawaii and the contemporary cuisine of The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua chefs. “The Celebration Lu’au and Show was amazing and would truly rank as one of the best lu’aus in the State of Hawaii said Executive Chef John Zaner.” “The food and entertainment was top notch making for an unforgettable evening” he added.

The Celebration After-Hours Party was the finale and is held in the Hotel Lobby Alaloa Lounge with no cover charge. The finest talent in Hawaii took the stage with impromptu performances in a fun filled jam-session that reflected upon the spirit of aloha that the islands are known for. The Celebration Easter Brunch took place on Sunday, April 24, with the annual Easter Egg Scramble and incredible food for everyone who attended.

The Ritz-Carlton Kapalua Maui
1 Ritz Carlton Drive, Kapalua Maui, HI 96761
(808) 669-6200

For more information about the Celebration for The Arts, go to: CelebrationOfTheArts.org

Ulupalakua Sunday Drive Event – March 6th, 2011

Ulupalakua Sunday Drive Event

SUNDAY, SEPT 5, 11 AM-4 PM

Celebrating Our Rich Heritage!


• Entertainment by Benny Uyetake, Brittni Paiva, and the Ki ho’alu master Cyril Pahinui, with Peter Moon, Jr. and Jeff Auhoy.
• Storytelling of life in times gone by.
• Grill favorites at the ranch store featuring Maui Cattle Co. Beef; Picnic fare also available.
• Complimentary wine tasting
• Live entertainment

An Ulupalakua Sunday Drive Event

Lawn chairs welcome! No pets, alcohol or coolers allowed.

For more information, call 878-6058.

From Central Maui, take Hana Highway (Route 36) to Haleakala Highway (Route 37). Heading up the mountain, stay on 37 all the way to the little community of Keokea. Pass Henry Fong Store on the right, and continue on the narrow road 5.1 miles to Ulupalakua. The winery is just past ranch headquarters and the Ulupalakua Ranch Store.

 

Hana Canoe Club – Maui Hawaii

The Hana Canoe Club is a small club which paddles out of Hana Bay. If you live in Hana, come on down and join up! Their kids program is active in regatta and they are looking for more adults to race.

Hana Canoe Club
PO Box 676
Hana, HI 96713

 

 

Hawaiian Canoe Club – Maui Hawaii


Fifty years ago, John and Kealoha Lake established Hawaiian Canoe Club to perpetuate and preserve the art of outrigger canoe paddling by developing character through traditional Hawaiian values. These Hawaiian values and principals are based on respect for the kupuna, fostering the keiki, and nourishing ‘ohana values.

Our keiki programs have expanded over the years and now provide our youth with paddling trips to Lana’i, Kaho’olawe, and Moloka’i, paddle making programs, and other experiences that teach Hawaiian values like lokahi or “working together as one”. Additionally, we have partnered with other non-profit organizations to other provide educational and recreational services at our hale. These experiences help our keiki learn respect for themselves and our community.

Our Vision
To become a culturally-grounded canoe ‘ohana internationally recognized and respected for excellence in competition, cultural programs and leadership development.

Our Mission
To perpetuate and preserve the art of Hawaiian canoe paddling by providing an environment rooted in traditional Hawaiian values that promote personal growth, character development, and achievement in physical fitness.

Hawaiian Canoe Club
P.O. Box 5053
Kahului, Maui, Hawaii 96733

Our Hale is located at: Hoaloha Park – Kahului, Maui Hawaii

Phone (808) 893-2124

 

 

Polynesian Village Luau – Maui Hawaii

ALOHA! Come & let me share my POLYNESIAN VILLAGE with you. As your Samoan Chief “FiaFia”, I am the official ambassador to your happiness here in Maui! Let us walk through Polynesian daily-life activities: coconut bowling, spear throwing, lei making, ukulele mele, wood carving, basket weaving, coconut demonstrations, and other local cultural displays not found anywhere else in Maui! Every night our village will cook island style local foods, including vegetarian choices and local favorites! Our entertainers offer live music & dance straight from their hearts. If you and your family are looking for the most memorable Maui experience, COME to my POLYNESIAN VILLAGE LUAU! AN EXPERIENCE LIKE NO OTHER!
Polynesian Village Luau
My POLYNESIAN VILLAGE offers many activities that are guaranteed to excite & amuse all members of your family. Nowhere else on Maui can you find a POLYNESIAN VILLAGE that offers cultural demonstrations, interactive dance & play! Our fun includes complimentary Keiki shave ice, jumpy castle, Keiki drums, and Keiki hula pre-show, and crowd participation! Experience an activity that will last a lifetime.

Join us for a live IMU (hot earth oven) demonstration, Kava Ceremony, live drums, Polynesian songs, dance, and comedy from the hearts of “celebrity status” entertainers who will take you on a journey to visit ancient ways of the Pacific region. My POLYNESIAN VILLAGE LUAU will cook local favorites the traditional way – classic barbeque! My chefs will use locally grown products and provide you with Hawaii’s favorites, including Spam-musubi, local coconut drinks and heavenly sweet desserts! POLYNESIAN VILLAGE LUAU embraces our sacred and historical setting by supporting conservation of the Ko’ie’ie – an ancient fishpond located within close proximity to the Village and give special attention to the island located directly off shore, Kaho’olawe, a link to the Polynesian past. POLYNESIAN VILLAGE LUAU is your first and the last Luau to and from the airport.

POLYNESIAN VILLAGE LUAU IS COMMITTED TO SUPPORTING A SUSTAINABLE TOURISM ACTIVITY.

Enjoy Polynesian Cultural Activities:

* Coconut husking demo & coconut bowling
* Spear throwing and warrior games
* Live IMU (fire oven) demonstration
* Conch shell blowing demonstration
* Ukulele mele (lesson),
* Keiki drumming circle
* Basket weaving
* Wood carving
* Fresh flower lei maiking
* Photo opportunities

Special activities for Keikis include:

* Jumpy castle
* Keiki shave ice
* Fun tattoo
* Hula lessons
* Goody bag

For more information call: 808-661-6887
575 South Kihei Road, Kihei, HI

Click Here to Visit Polynesian Village Luau Online

 

 

Jazz Alley TV – Maui Hawaii

Welcome to Jazz Alley TV, The Longest Running Jazz, Blues & World Music TV Series, Seen In Over 80 Countries around the World!
Maui’s own Jazz Alley TV aired in Africa every week on WorldNet TV. Triangle Television, New Zealand, is now screening Jazz Alley TV.

Jazz Alley TV is a one-hour internationally syndicated Jazz, Blues and World Music magazine television series shot on location at premier music festivals from around the world. Jazz Alley TV is a winner of the Billboard Music Awards as a TV series and has been awarded several Telly Awards . Jazz Alley TV is seen on BET Jazz , The Jazz Channel and several other cable systems throughout North America , Internationally on WorldNet TV.

Aired Nationwide to an audience of more than 20 million households, 7 days per week on channel 8 in Aspen . With productions from the World’s hottest music festivals, interviews with the finest Jazz and Blues artists, and cutting edge music video production, Jazz Alley TV is your choice for reaching an affluent and dedicated Jazz and Blues audience.

Jazz Alley TV can be seen on Digital Cable through Viacom on the Bet Jazz -The Jazz Channel, BET International, throughout the Caribbean on cable, In Hawaii on KIKU TV & The Akaku Network, The Mountain Life Network in the Rocky Mountain region and also Internationally on WorldNet TV. Channel 8 Aspen Television in Colorado and on AT&T Digital Cable Systems. In Japan through Unicom and on National & International Affiliates. Spanning the Globe..

See some of your favorite Jazz , Blues and ‘World Music’ musicians’ performances, in-depth interviews and videos…

Join Host Kenny Burgmaier from some of the Finest Jazz & Blues Festivals, Clubs & Cruises all around the World!

For more information call: 808.573.5530
or go to: JazzAlleyTV.com

WATCH EVERY SATURDAY NIGHT AT 10:30PM ON KIKU TV!!

Jazz Alley TV Maui Hawaii

MauiFEST Hawaii – Music, Art, Culture & Film

MauiFEST Hawaii - A Celebration of Music, Art, Culture & Film
MauiFEST Hawai’i is a Celebration of Music, Arts, Culture and Film.

Created by Maui filmmaker Kenneth K. Martinez Burgmaier, MauiFEST Hawaii showcases local entertainment and helps to preserve, perpetuate and promote Hawaii’s lost culture.

Because MauiFEST Hawaii attracts both residents and tourists, it provides a venue for increased interaction between these groups in the small communities where events are held.

MauiFEST events provide local clubs and cultural organizations a venue to raise money by providing them a free tent/space to sell items of their choice, thus providing entrepreneurial opportunities for local residents.

Kenneth K. Martinez Burgmaier and his MauiFEST Ohana will provide the expertise needed to make these grass-roots efforts a truly community-based initiative and will bring tourists & visitors to our most isolated communities.

With 8 successful years of popular Film Festivals in Hana, Lanai, Molokai & Lahaina, MauiFEST Hawaii is gearing up for another year of Aloha in 2011!

For more information call: 808-573-5530,
or log on to www.MauiFEST.net


Click here to see all the great press coverage of the 2010 MauiFEST Film Festival Series!

Famous Dave’s BBQ – Maui Hawaii

FAMOUS DAVE’S BBQ has FINALLY made it to MAUI!!!

“Famous Dave’s” is now located in Lahaina Hawaii, at 736 Front Street, offering southern-style pit smoked pork ribs, chicken and beef brisket with lots of house made sauces!

You definitely have to try Dave’s HUGE menu of home cooked goodness!! There’s so much to choose from!!

Award Winning Ribs, Barbeque Classics, BBQ Combos, Dave’s Famous Feasts, Real Que Sandwiches, Famous Dave Sauces, Dave’s Famous Fish, Char-Grilled Burgers, Toungue Ticklin’ Chicken, Appetizers, Entree’ Salads, Soups & Side Salads, Taste-Tempting Side Dishes, Homestyle Desserts, Lunch & Early Bird Specials, Lil’ Wilber Meals, Family To Go Portions!

Famous Dave’s also has Barbeque Catering!! BBQ ribs, BBQ sandwiches, BBQ catering services for graduation, wedding, or company picnic! We make your get-togethers famous! Our Legendary Pit Bar-B-Que® is perfect for any event you’ve got cookin’.

No order too big or too small. We’ve catered our BBQ for groups from 6 to 16,000.

Let us make your next get-together a smokin’ success. Contact a BBQ catering manager at 808-661-1125.

Famous Dave’s has won numerous awards throughout the years, with over three hundred nods for BEST BBQ RIBS, Best New Restaurant, Best Music, Best Take-Out and Best Barbeque Joint.

Famous Dave’s
(Above Diamond Head Gallery)
736 Front Street – Lahaina, HI 96761
808-661-1125

Visit Famous Dave’s BBQ online at: FamousDavesHI.com

CLICK HERE TO BECOME A FAN ON FACEBOOK!!



Open Mon-Thu,Sun 10:30am-10pm; Fri-Sat 10:30am-10:30pm

 



 

Ulalena – A Story of Hawaii’s People

Ulalena – A Story of Hawaii’s People

There is a wind and rain particular to Maui that rises at twilight. It whispers of other places and other times, both mythic and real. It blows between daylight and night, between times and worlds. It is hopeful and cleansing. The ancient Hawaiian name for this wind is ‘Ulalena. It is also the name of the newest and most amazing stage production to come from Hawai‘i in decades.

The power of this production is that it is both universal and intimate. It is born from a mythology populated by beings larger than life representing a natural landscape alive with volcanoes, vast oceans and primeval rainforests. The story begins with the mythical creation of the islands and rolls through successive waves of voyagers who have found their way to these shores. From the first Polynesians to the early European explorers, and finally to us …

Every seat at the Maui Theatre maintains a sense of intimacy and interaction with the performance. Traditional theatre is blended with acrobatic feats of strength and beauty. Hula is combined with modern dance. Rich costumes, lighting and stage design are woven together into a filigree of fantastic images drawn from Hawaiian legend and history.

‘Ulalena explores relationships between people, nature and mythology. The use of metaphors integrates Hawaiian chants and dances, original music and choreography, lighting and projections to support the talents of unique performers.

‘Ulalena is a journey where the moment-to-moment excitement of self-discovery is the destination. ‘Ulalena… The new era of golden people face their future as the ‘Ulalena rain embraces them – their essence and spirit molded into a way of life that is close to nature.

Call Us Toll Free! (877) 688-4800

Ulalena Reservations
845 Wainee St, Lahaina, HI 96761-2321
(808) 661-9913

Maui Theatre
878 Front St – Lahaina, HI 96761-1695
(808) 661-5363


MauiTheatre.com

Ulalena.com

CLICK HERE to download Ulalena’s media kit. Full of information about the show, photos, reservation info, seating chart and more!

Click Here to become a fan of Ulalena on FACEBOOK!!

Media Reviews

* “Beautiful depiction of Hawai’i’s history” – New York Times
* “Spectacular Theatrical Sensation” – NationalGeographic.com
* “…proves there’s a life beyond the luau.” – Travel+Leisure Magazine
* “Wow” – San Francisco Chronicle
* “Voted “Best Show 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010” – Maui News – Best of Maui
* “There’s nothing like it in Hawai’i.” – Frommer’s, Maui Edition
* “Perhaps the most stirring theatrical experience in all the islands.” – TravelAge West
* Awarded “Best Show” & “Best Attraction” – Hawaii Visitors & Convention Bureau
* Voted “Best Way to Learn About Maui” – Maui Magazine
* Voted “Best Cultural Show, 2010” – Maui News – Best of Maui

 



 

Makena Beach and Golf Resort – Wailea Maui Hawaii

Relax and unwind in your choice of the 310 guest rooms and suites that Makena Beach & Golf Resort has to offer. The Resort’s beach front location affords all rooms views of the Pacific Ocean to provide you the comfort of your “home away from home.”

Center of attention in each guest room is the Serta Presidential Plush bed nicely fitted with crisp, elegant white-on-white linens. It is decorated with a warm palette and floral motifs inspired by Hawaii’s natural landscape making it perfectly comfortable after a day under the sun. All rooms incorporate rattan decor, complete with a large bathroom and separate vanity area , air condition with a unique feature: louvered door and screen lanai to allow fresh ocean breezes through the room. Each of the 19 suites have a living room and a spectacular oceanfront view.

Escape onto your private lanai and let the natural surroundings carry you to bliss. Distant island views of Lanai and Kaho’olawe and Molokini Crater make a lovely backdrop to the already picture perfect vista views. Feel the cool ocean breeze and breathe the sweet Hawaiian air as you sit there and witness beauty of Makena.

Book Online or call 800.321.MAUI or 808.874.1111

MakenaResortMaui.com