From Arts to Ecology: February on Maui

Posted by Island Sotheby's International Realty on Friday, January 26th, 2024 at 11:42am

February in Maui is not just about beautiful beaches and tropical landscapes; it's a month brimming with diverse events and cultural experiences. From enchanting melodies at the Maui Arts and Cultural Center to the educational insights of Whale Tales, the island offers a plethora of activities catering to all interests. Whether you're drawn to the arts, passionate about environmental conservation, or a fan of live music, Maui in February provides a vibrant tapestry of events. These gatherings not only entertain but also deepen the understanding and appreciation of Maui's rich cultural and natural heritage.

Brett Young Concert

February 4, 2024 | Maui Arts and Cultural Center | Kahului

Country music sensation Brett Young will be performing at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center, showcasing his unique "Caliville" style - a blend of California cool with Southern charm. With seven No. 1 hits, including "In Case You Didn't Know" and "Mercy," Young brings a night of heartfelt, romantic country music to Maui. His latest works, including the Top 15 hit "You Didn't," add to his already impressive repertoire. The event also supports a good cause, collecting donations for the Maui Food Bank.

Tickets & Info: Maui Arts and Cultural Center


Jake Shimabukuro & Mac McAnally

February 8, 2024 | Maui Arts and Cultural Center | Kahului

Witness a unique collaboration between ʻukulele virtuoso Jake Shimabukuro and songwriter Mac McAnally at the Maui Arts and Cultural Center. This duo promises a night of exceptional music and harmony.

Tickets & Info: Maui Arts and Cultural Center


Maui Chinese New Year Festival

February 10, 2024 | Maui Mall Village | Kahului

Experience the vibrancy of Chinese culture at the Maui Chinese New Year Festival. The celebration marks the end of winter and the beginning of spring, symbolizing new beginnings and fresh starts. Each year is associated with one of the twelve animals in the Chinese zodiac, and 2024 is the Year of the Dragon. The Dragon, a symbol of strength, luck, and power in Chinese culture, is expected to bring a year of prosperity and innovation. Enjoy traditional performances, food, and crafts at the Maui Mall Village.

More Info: Maui Chinese New Year Festival


Whale Tales lectures and exhibits in Kapalua

February 16-18, 2024 | Ritz-Carlton Maui, Kapalua | Kapalua

Whale Tales 2024, presented by Whale Trust, is a prestigious marine science gathering that unites whale researchers and enthusiasts from around the globe. The event features expert presentations, a Mauka to Makai Science Expo, Community Art Expo, and Benefit Whale Watches with leading scientists. This educational and inspirational event aims to connect people with the latest whale research and conservation efforts. The presentations will be live-streamed, allowing global participation.

More Info: Whale Trust


Leslie Jones Live

February 22, 2024 | Maui Arts and Cultural Center | Kahului

Prepare for an evening of laughter with Leslie Jones at the Maui Arts and Cultural Center. Known for her dynamic presence and sharp wit, Leslie Jones, a celebrated comedian and SNL alum, brings her unique brand of humor to Maui. Her performance is sure to be a highlight, filled with hilarious anecdotes and engaging storytelling.

Tickets & Info: Maui Arts and Cultural Center


Peter and the Starcatcher at Maui On Stage

Running from February 23, 2024, through March 10, 2024 | Iao Theater | Wailuku

"Peter and the Starcatcher," presented by Maui On Stage, offers a whimsical prequel to the beloved story of Peter Pan. This Tony-winning play, based on the best-selling novels, delves into the adventures of an apprentice Starcatcher named Molly, a nameless boy, and his orphan friends. Set at the Historic Iao Theater, this production promises a captivating journey filled with magic, laughter, and the untold story of how a miserable orphan becomes the legendary Peter Pan.

Tickets & Info: Maui On Stage


Our Island Ecosystems

February 24, 2024 | Maui Arts and Cultural Center | Kahului

The event is a haven for learners of all ages, inviting them to delve into the unique ecosystems of our islands. Led by botanical and conservation experts, attendees will be engaged in presentations and interactive activities, fostering a deep connection with nature. Highlights include viewing rare botanical specimens, participating in native sapling transplantation for reforestation, seed extraction for a seed bank, and engaging in art-making using natural elements. Listen to stories from dedicated conservationists and learn about their efforts in preserving Maui's flora and fauna. This enriching experience is offered free to the public.

Special guests include Ethan Romanchak from Maui Native Nursery, showcasing native plant saplings and seeds for hands-on involvement, and Zach Pezzillo, a featured photographer, who will share insights on his conservation efforts and photographic journey.

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Black Uhuru at The Playground

February 29, 2024 | Da Playground | Maalaea

Black Uhuru, one of Jamaica’s most prolific reggae bands, is set to perform at da Playground Maui in Wailuku. Known for their hits like “Sponji Reggae” and “Guess Who’s Coming Dinner,” Black Uhuru brings a rich history of reggae music to the stage. This event, for those aged 21 and over, promises an evening of classic reggae rhythms and soul-stirring music that has resonated with fans around the world.

Tickets & Info: Da Playground


Each of these events highlights a different facet of Maui's rich cultural tapestry, offering a variety of experiences for residents and visitors alike. Be sure to check the provided links for the most current information and ticket availability.



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