By Madeline Ziecker
Mother’s Day on Maui
There are plenty of places to take Mom for brunch, drinks, a late-night show, and more on Maui this Mother’s Day. From Makawao to west Ka’anapali, there’s a place in everyone’s proximity to treat mothers across the island to one day of deserved reciprocity.
Two featured Mother’s Day events are listed below; click here to see a more detailed list.
Mother’s Day Women Helping Women Benefit Concert Sunday, May 13 at 6:30 p.m. at Stella Blues in Kihei. Dinner and show costs $60 and the show alone costs $30.
Stella Blues Supper Club pairs their delicious meals with the soft melodies of some of Maui’s most talented young female performers for this year’s Mother’s Day Women Helping Women Benefit Concert.
Women Helping Women is a local non-profit whose mission is to end domestic violence through advocacy, education, and prevention; and to offer safety for women and children victims of domestic violence.
Performer’s for the benefit include Joy Fields, Sebrina Barron, Lily Meola, Danielle Delaunay, Margie Heart, Nara Boone, Miranda Ellis, Christina Nelson, and Emma Rich.
Some highlight’s from the dinner menu are the house-made grilled zucchini and fresh cheese canapés, a blue crab salad with poached pears and toasted almonds, herb bread-encrusted fish, and strawberry cheesecake for dessert.
Mother’s Day High Tea and Live Performance Sunday, May 13 starting at 2 p.m. at the Historic Iao Theater in Wailuku. Show and tea price is $50 per person.
Pat Masumoto presents a full-on Mother’s Day event with her local stage production of My Mama Monologues and afternoon tea this Sunday.
My Mama Monologues features heart-felt tales about Mom at 2 p.m., and the High Tea at 4 p.m. includes catering from Soup to Nuts.
Honorable mothers who are over 80 years old get in free.
Shows and Parties
Harlem Globetrotters 2012 Championship Friday, May 11 at 7 p.m. at the War Memorial Gym in Wailuku. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and tickets are $27.
The Harlem Globetrotters celebrate their 86th consecutive year, carrying on a tradition of basketball-handling wizardry, artistry and one-of-a-kind family entertainment.
Click here to read more about the Harlem Globetrotters’ Maui show, which is also their first Hawaii visit in 20 years.
Tickets can be purchased by calling the Maui Arts & Cultural Center Box Office at 808-242-SHOW (7469) or online at MauiArts.org.
Fearless Female Frenzy Friday, May 11 at 9:30 p.m. at Casanova in Makawao. Entrance is $10.
Freeradicals Projekt’s powerhouse front-woman Shea Derrick hosts a night of estrogen with a showcase from members of the island’s talented “sisterhood.”
The “punani parade” line-up includes Shyela, DJ Sweet Beets, Radha, Maesyn, Shea Derrick, Lilah Clay (poetess), Jessica Dungans form Kit Kat Club Cabaret, and Rachel Deboer from Ultra Violets.
The Kryptones with Lia Live Friday, May 11 at 9:30 p.mat Charley’s Restaurant & Saloon in Paia. Entrance is $10.
Dynamic Maui band The Kryptones play a fun, island-style show with diva Lia Live, who puts her own twist on popular covers from different genres.
Special musical guests include Nara Boone and Teomon.
DJ Colette Candy Talk Tour Saturday, May 12 at 9 p.m at Charley’s Restaurant & Saloon in Paia. Tickets are $10 pre-sale and $15 at the door.
DJ Colette brings shades of soul, house, and funk with her smoky live vocals to Charley’s for an all-night dance party.
SoundSex and Del Sol open the show.
Maui Matsuri Weekend Friday, May 11 and Saturday, May 12 on the UH Maui College Campus in Kahului. *Two separate events.
The 12th Annual Maui Matsuri Festival is Maui’s most popular Japanese cultural event of the year.
The two-day festival begins with a Japanese family movie night on Friday, featuring the films Fukushima Hula Girls and Can You See Our Lights? starting at 6:30 p.m. in UH Maui College Campus’ Pilina Building.
The all-day Matsuri Festival is held on Saturday on the campus’ Great Lawn starting at 2 p.m., and includes Japanese and Okinowan cultural entertainment, Japanese keiki crafts, demonstrations, hands-on activities, Obon dancing, food booths, and a variety of contests.
May’s Lahaina Second Friday Monthly Town Party Friday, May 11 from 6-9 p.m. on Front St. in Lahaina. A free family event.
This month’s Lahaina Second Friday Town Party kicks off with a blessing from the cast of ‘Ulalena at the sea wall adjacent to Hard Rock Cafe, followed by a community concert at Campbell Park starting at 5 p.m.
The concert is organized by the Lahaina Town Action Committee (LAC) and features performances by Maui Jam and Mike Kollwitz, along with food, crafts, and the LAC country food store. Proceeds go to local keiki non-profits.
Live music will also be featured throughout the evening from local artists at Pioneer Inn, Kimo’s, Longhi’s, Hard Rock Cafe, Wharf Cinema Center, Captain Jack’s Island Grill, Cool Cat Cafe, and Moose McGillycuddy’s.
Nearly every restaurant on Front street participates in the monthly event with generous food specials and discounts offered throughout the evening.
Friday night is art night in Lahaina, and several galleries feature pupu’s, live music, art promotions and artist demonstrations to celebrate. Some participating galleries are Peter Lik Gallery, Lahaina Galleries, Village Gallery, Images Fine Art Gallery, and Longhi’s Artisian Fair.
Wo Hing Museum hosts a ping pong and mahjong Chinese game night at 6:30 p.m. with a historical background presentation on the two games.
Baldwin Home Museum presents Na Kupuna ‘Ohana Serenaders, who will sing their Old Hawaiian chants and songs starting at 7:30 p.m.
OluKai Ho’olaule’a Saturday, May 12 (SUP race) and Sunday, May 13 (OC1 race) at 10 a.m. in Maliko Gulch.
OluKai footwear hosts three paddle races this weekend, starting with a non-competitive, 3-mile Ohana Fun Paddle at 9 a.m. from Paia Youth & Cultural Center to Kanaha Beach.
The Ohana Fun Paddle entry fee is $20 and includes a luau dinner; proceeds go to OluKai’s Ohana Giveback Program, benefiting Maui Cultural Lands and Hawaii’s Junior Lifeguard Program.
Both (more serious) 8-mile, downwind SUP and OC1 races (on separate days) begin at 10 a.m in Maliko Gulch with an opening blessing, followed by special live entertainment, food, an an awards ceremony at Kanaha Beach Park.
Race entry fees for OluKai Maui Ho’olaule’a are $100 elite and $50 recreational. For more information, including SUP and OC1 race divisions and further schedule details, click here.
Restaurant Races 2012 Saturday, May 12 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Canoe Hale Ho’aloha Park in Kahului.
Maui Restaurants, resorts, and businesses compete in 1/4 mile sprints in 6-man outrigger canoes to try and win the coveted “Koa Paddle Trophy,” to display in their place of business for one year.
Divisions include Novice, Novice Co-Ed, Masters, Masters Co-Ed, and Manager’s Open Four. Last year’s winners were Old Lahaina Luau, Feast at Lele, Mama’s Fish House, Hula Grill, and Lahaina Fish Company.
The event also features a King and Queen of the Beach competition, a silent auction, and ono grinds.
34th Annual Visitor Industry Charity Walk Saturday, May 12 at 7 a.m. on Maui War Memorial Park’s soccer field. A minimum donation is required to participate in the walk; further details are listed on the registration forms, which can be attained via the event website.
Hawai’i Hotel & Lodging Association sponsors an annual “superwalk” held on the island of Hawaii, Kauai, Maui, Oahu, and Molokai to benefit one major charitable organization.
All ages are allowed to participate in the 5-mile walk at War Memorial Park soccer field. The walk goes past 11 local business checkpoints throughout Kahului, where participants are greeted with food, drinks and first aid.