Unleash the Magic of Maui This November 2023
November in Maui is an enchanting time of vibrant celebrations, cultural richness, and breathtaking beauty that will captivate your senses. As we eagerly embrace this exciting month, let’s delve into the myriad of top-notch Maui events that promise to create indelible memories, leaving you in awe of the island’s splendor and charm. Prepare to immerse yourself in a world where tradition seamlessly merges with contemporary allure, where each event offers a unique opportunity to discover the essence of Maui’s captivating spirit.
Get ready to embark on an extraordinary journey that will surpass your expectations and leave you craving more of the island’s unparalleled wonders.
Montage Kapalua’s Sunset Luau Reopens
Mark your calendars for the return of the Montage Kapalua Sunset Luau on November 9th. This highly anticipated event promises an unforgettable evening filled with top-notch entertainment, refreshing drinks, and a variety of chef-crafted Hawaiian delicacies. The exclusive luau, known for its intimate setting, welcomes a select number of guests to ensure a unique and extraordinary cultural experience.
Dive into the magic of this special event that’s sure to leave you with cherished memories. Don’t miss out on this exceptional opportunity to immerse yourself in a captivating Hawaiian sunset experience.
Grammy Winner George Kahumoku Returns to the Stage in Napili, Maui
We are delighted to announce the highly anticipated return of George Kahumoku Jr., a multi-Grammy award-winning slack key guitarist, to the stage after a brief pause caused by the devastating Lahaina wildfire. Prepare to be mesmerized as this master performer resumes his celebrated Slack Key Show at the enchanting Napili Kai Resort, just a 39-minute drive from Maaalea Banyans, on November 8th. The show will captivate you from 6:30 to 7:30 PM, with doors opening at 5:45 PM. Don’t miss this extraordinary musical experience!
Taking the stage alongside Kahumoku will be the mesmerizing hula dancer Wainani Kealoha, accompanied by other talented members of his ‘Ohana. Together, they promise to create an enchanting and unforgettable evening filled with captivating storytelling and world-class music. It’s worth noting that Kahumoku, the esteemed recipient of the 2022 Lifetime Achievement Award by the Hawai’i Academy of Recording Artists, once shared in an interview the fascinating tale of how the renowned songwriter Kui Lee discovered him as a young prodigy.
This night is set to be a truly remarkable celebration of talent and artistry. As a show of solidarity with the community, survivors of the Lahaina Fire Disaster and emergency workers will be granted complimentary admission to the concert. Additionally, there will be a special rate available for residents, or kamaaina. To secure your tickets, visit SlackKeyShow.com or call 808-669-3858.
DeShannon Higa “Resilience” – A Night of Jazz at ProArts Playhouse
Experience the magic of jazz with the award-winning trumpeter DeShannon Higa, as Jazz Maui presents “Resilience” at ProArts Playhouse in Kīhei on November 11th at 7:30 PM. Higa, a renowned figure in the jazz scene, has showcased his talent on coveted stages such as Birdland, Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, and Radio City Music Hall. He has also collaborated with distinguished artists such as Al Jarred, Dion Warwick, Wynton Marsalis, and Diana Krill.
His discography boasts several albums with celebrated stars including Riatea Helm and Hula Joe and the Hutjumpers. One of these notable collaborations led to a Nā Hōkū Hanohano award for Best Jazz Album. Beyond his remarkable performance and recording career, Higa has nurtured future musicians through his teaching tenure at the University of Hawaii. Don’t miss this enchanting evening of jazz music with DeShannon Higa at the ProArts Playhouse.
For more information and to secure your tickets, visit proartsmaui.org.
Trey Kennedy: Grow Up – A Comedy Spectacle
Trey Kennedy, a celebrated comedian and social media sensation, will be gracing the Maui Arts and Cultural Center with his unparalleled sense of humor. Located just a short half-hour drive away from the stunning Shores of Maui, this event promises an unforgettable evening of laughter and entertainment. With an unexpected and meteoric rise in the entertainment industry, Trey’s journey has been propelled by the immense power of social media platforms like TikTok and Vine.
Kennedy’s relatable comedy resonates with audiences worldwide, amassing over 12 million followers across his social media channels. Fresh off a sold-out comedy tour across the United States, his engaging performances are known for their fun and relatable content that leaves audiences in stitches. Don’t miss the chance to experience “Trey Kennedy: Grow Up“, a show guaranteed to tickle your funny bone and brighten your day.
Join us for a night filled with laughter and merriment at the Maui Arts and Cultural Center!
Kihei Wailea Gift and Craft Fair: A Beacon of Resilience and Creativity
In response to the unfortunate events unfolding in Lahaina, the beloved Maui Gift and Craft Fair has temporarily paused its operations. The spirit of creativity and community lives on as we partner with the Kihei Wailea Gift and Craft Fair, a Sunday event showcasing the resilience and talent of local artisans. Held from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM at the junction of Keonekai Road and South Kihei Road, it is just a short drive from the stunning Shores of Maui.
This vibrant event offers an extraordinary array of handcrafted gifts, art, crafts, and much more, all meticulously crafted with unwavering passion and dedication. By immersing yourself in the experience of the Kihei Wailea Gift and Craft Fair, you’re not merely shopping for unique items; you’re actively contributing to the economic recovery and revitalization of these hardworking vendors. Your patronage goes a long way in making a meaningful difference and supporting our community’s journey of rebuilding and resilience.
Together, let’s forge a brighter future and embrace the transformative power of unity.
Raise Your Voice – A Broadway Jr. Musical
Experience a remarkable musical journey with Maui OnStage Education and Youth Program as they present “Raise Your Voice – A Broadway Jr. Musical Review” at the iconic ʻĪao Theater. The curtains rise this Thursday at 7 p.m., with five unforgettable performances scheduled through Nov. 12. Step back in time to 1985 and immerse yourself in the vibrant St. Elmo Valley Mall in Bomont Heights.
The arrival of local superstar Tiffany Gibson ignites excitement and inspires young Janie Parker, a hopeful singer and songwriter from Bomont. This captivating narrative has been brought to life under the expert guidance of directors, writers, and choreographers Tina Kailiponi and Francis Tau’a. With Aida Rose as musical director and Gianina Salzer showcasing her talent as the student choreographer, the magic of Broadway comes alive in Wailuku.
Don’t miss out on this captivating musical experience! Visit Maui Onstage for tickets and more information, including bus shuttle details.
Hula O Na Keiki: Embracing Hawaiian Heritage Through Dance
Immerse yourself in the vibrant rhythm and captivating spirit of Hawaii at the Hula O Na Keiki hula competition. Taking place from November 9, this three-day cultural event is held at the picturesque Kaanapali Beach Hotel, just a short 32-minute drive from Kanai A Nalu. This annual celebration invites talented children aged 5-17 to showcase their hula skills and compete for prestigious titles.
But Hula O Na Keiki is more than just a dance competition; it serves as a transformative platform, promoting Hawaiian values and fostering a sense of community among participants and beyond. Attendees can deepen their understanding of Hawaii’s rich culture through cultural demonstrations, enlightening presentations, and engaging workshops. Join at Hula O Na Keiki, and immerse yourself in the vibrant tapestry of Hawaiian tradition, as the younger generation takes center stage, embodying the spirit of Hawaii through their captivating performances.
Maui Sunday Market: Weekly Showcase of Maui’s Authentic Flavors & Talents
Experience the vibrant heart of Hawaii at the Maui Sunday Market, an unmissable island tradition that encapsulates the spirit of community, the flavor of local cuisine, and the charm of Hawaiian culture. Indulge in an array of mouth-watering dishes from Maui’s most acclaimed food trucks while exploring stalls from talented local vendors showcasing their unique crafts and products. From handmade jewelry to traditional artwork, you’ll discover treasures that reflect the rich heritage of the island.
Immerse yourself in the lively atmosphere as the Kahului Shopping Center transforms every Sunday from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. into a bustling hub of culinary delights, local crafts, and lively entertainment. The Maui Sunday Market is not just a shopping experience; it’s a social event that brings together locals and visitors alike. Connect with the vibrant community as you enjoy live performances and cultural displays that celebrate the diversity of Hawaii.
Come and be a part of this unforgettable experience at the Maui Sunday Market. Discover the essence of Hawaii, immerse yourself in the local culture, and create memories that will last a lifetime.
Pianist Mahani Teave: A Symphony of Creativity & Activism
Renowned pianist and activist Mahani Teave is set to perform at the Castle Theater at Maui Arts & Cultural Center on November 10th. The show, beginning at 7:30 p.m., promises an unforgettable evening of music and inspiration. Teave is not just a celebrated pianist but also a trailblazer. As the only classical musician from Rapa Nui, commonly known as Easter Island, she seamlessly blends her artistic pursuits with education and environmental activism.
Her debut album, “Rapa Nui Odyssey,” topped the Billboard charts, earning her global recognition and rave reviews. BBC Music Magazine lauded her “natural pianism” and “magnificent artistry,” cementing her status as a musical force to be reckoned with. Teave’s performances are a riveting experience, combining beautiful music with her passion for education and environmental causes.
Join us for an evening of exceptional music and powerful messages with Mahani Teave at the Castle Theater. For more information and ticket purchases, visit MauiArts.org.
Makana’s Songs of Maui Nui
Experience a night filled with music, history, and the spirit of Aloha as acclaimed slack key guitarist and singer Makana takes the stage at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center on November 11th at 7:30 p.m. The concert, titled “MAKANA: Songs of Maui Nui,” is a tribute to the islands of Maui, Molokaʻi, Lānaʻi, and Kahoʻolawe, collectively known as Maui Nui. Through his music, Makana brings to life the personal and historical narratives of these four islands, which were once a single landmass.
The highlight of the event will be the premiere of Makana’s unreleased tribute to Lahaina, titled “Lahainalalo.” This highly anticipated occasion pays homage to the vibrant culture and rich history of Maui Nui. Makana’s performance will be accompanied by the special guest, Kaʻula Kamahele, Miss Aloha Hula 1980, whose presence adds an extra layer of authenticity and visual richness to the evening.
In the spirit of community and generosity, attendees who bring a donation to the Maui Food Bank will have the exclusive opportunity to join a post-show meet-and-greet with Makana. This unique occasion allows guests to connect with the artist while contributing to an important cause. For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit MauiArts.org.
Don’t miss out on this mesmerizing evening of music, storytelling, and the celebration of Maui Nui’s vibrant heritage.
Maui Magic: A November to Remember
This November, Maui offers an enchanting blend of vibrant celebrations, cultural richness, and breathtaking beauty. Immerse yourself in a variety of top-notch events that promise unforgettable memories and a deep appreciation for the island’s splendor. The fusion of tradition and contemporary allure provides unique opportunities to discover Maui’s captivating spirit.
With activities within reach of your Maui vacation rental, prepare for an extraordinary journey that exceeds expectations and leaves you yearning for more. Embrace the magic of Maui this November 2023.