Robi Kahakalau and Kala’e Camarillo to Perform at FREE Concert

Hawaiian Music Series – 2/27/2020

Thursday, February 27th, from 6 – 7:30 PM at
Historic Baldwin Home Museum – Front Lawn
(corner of Dickenson and Front Streets)

Check back for more information soon

Details:

The outdoor event takes place from 6-7:30 pm at the Baldwin Home Lawn, located at the corner of Dickenson and Front Streets. There is limited seating on a first come, first served basis; low beach chairs and mats are welcome.

Paid parking is available in the lot behind the Baldwin Home.

Now in its 12th year, the Hawaiian Music Series is presented by the Lahaina Restoration Foundation and is sponsored by the Hawaii Tourism Authority and Outlets of Maui.

For more information, contact  the LRF office at 808-661-3262, or visit www.lahainarestoration.org

Celebrate the Year of the Rat at the Chinese New Year Festival on January 31st!

Lahaina Restoration Foundation invites the public to the Wo Hing Museum & Cookhouse (858 Front Street) on Friday, January 31st for an evening of cultural art activities that pay tribute to the year of the rat for Chinese New Year. The museum will be open between 10 am and 7 pm with free admission.

The Chinese cultural celebration at Wo Hing Museum & Cookhouse features a variety of free activities between 2 and 7 pm.   At 2pm, Dr. Busaba Yip and special guest Dennis Ryan, will present the history of the festival and the story of the pig: The first Chinese dragon.    Repeat presentation at 6pm.

From 4 to 7 pm in the museum yard, kids can make Year of the rat paper bag puppets. Cultural activities for all ages include:  Chinese calligraphy with Rev. Takayuki Meguro, the art of Chinese knot tying with Brenda Wong, learn & play mahjong with Paula Maki and add your wish to the Wishing Tree.

The highlight of festivities will take place at 5pm with a blessing by Au’s Shaolin Arts Society, followed by the lion dance, where guests can “feed” the lion with lai see envelopes for good luck. The procession will move down Front Street and conclude at Campbell Park (adjacent to Baldwin House).

SCHEDULE ON JANUARY 31st:

2 pm:     Presentations
History of Chinese New Year by Dr. Busaba Yip
Story of the Rat by Collector Dennis Ryan

4-7 pm:    Activities
Keiki Craft
Learn to Play Mahjong
Chinese Knot Tying with Brenda Wong
Chinese Calligraphy with Reverend Takayuki of Lahaina Shingon Mission

5 pm: Blessing and Lion Dance
Au’s Shaolin Arts Society

6 pm:   
History of Chinese New Year Presentation by Dr. Busaba Yip
Story of the Rat by Collector Dennis Ryan   

Sun Nien Fai Lok – Happy New Year! 

Do you want to make a difference?  
You can volunteer for the Chinese New Year Festival on January 31, 2020 to help with festival set-up and decorations, greeting attendees, keiki arts and crafts, and/or break-down of the event. Water and snacks provided. Sign up HERE!

Kaleo Phillips Performs at FREE Concert

Thursday, January 30th, from 6 – 7:30 PM at
Historic Baldwin Home Museum – Front Lawn
(corner of Dickenson and Front Streets)

Born and raised in Lahaina, Maui, Jason Kaleonalani Phillips, affectionately known as Kaleo, has been a figure in the Maui music scene for over 30 years.

A graduate of Lahainaluna High School’s class of ’89, and coming from a musical family background, Kaleo has been blessed and fortunate to flourish in music.

He has performed professionally playing with a variety of Hawaiian music artists and touring with bands across the globe. In July 2018, he released his first full solo album with original Hawaiian compositions, written by himself and Devin Kamealoha Forrest.

Details:

The outdoor event takes place from 6-7:30 pm at the Baldwin Home Lawn, located at the corner of Dickenson and Front Streets. There is limited seating on a first come, first served basis; low beach chairs and mats are welcome.

Paid parking is available in the lot behind the Baldwin Home.

Now in its 12th year, the Hawaiian Music Series is presented by the Lahaina Restoration Foundation and is sponsored by the Hawaii Tourism Authority and Outlets of Maui.

For more information, contact  the LRF office at 808-661-3262, or visit www.lahainarestoration.org

The DeLima Ohana Performs at FREE Concert

Thursday, December 19th, from 6 – 7:30 PM at
Historic Baldwin Home Museum – Front Lawn
(corner of Dickenson and Front Streets)

The DeLima Ohana is Kalenaku DeLima, Kapena DeLima, and Leolani “Lilo” Tuala. The trio are members of the band Kapena and are the children of Kapena’s founder, Kelly Boy DeLima. In 2017, the group Kapena released their first full length family album titled “Palena ‘Ole”. That release earned the band four Na Hoku Hanohano Awards including Album Of The Year and Group Of The Year.

Since 2006, Kalenaku DeLima has been the keyboardist and vocalist in the group Kapena. She has held the lead female vocalist role in the Disney Aulani’s nighttime show called the “Aulani Starlit Hui” since the opening of the hotel in 2011 and now performs nightly in the new Disney Luau show called “Ka Wa’a. Kalenaku released her first Island Reggae single entitled, “Hideaway” in 2010 and with that release she earned her first Na Hoku Hanohano award nomination.

Beginning as Kapena’s keyboardist at only 11 years old, Kapena DeLima has been a member of the group for over 15 years. He is now the group’s drummer and musical director. In 2013, he won his first Na Hoku Hanohano award for “Engineer of the Year”. The following year, Kapena took home his second Na Hoku Hanohano award for “Contemporary Album of the Year” for his first solo CD titled “Cast Your Cares”. 

Well known for being one of the only regular gigging female bassists in Hawaii, Leolani “Lilo” Tuala has been with the group Kapena since 2009. Her first single, titled “I Am A Queen” got her a Na Hoku Hanohano award nomination and earned her the top spots on Hawaii’s Island Reggae radio stations for months.

Details:

The outdoor event takes place from 6-7:30 pm at the Baldwin Home Lawn, located at the corner of Dickenson and Front Streets. There is limited seating on a first come, first served basis; low beach chairs and mats are welcome.

Paid parking is available in the lot behind the Baldwin Home.

Now in its 11th year, the Hawaiian Music Series is presented by the Lahaina Restoration Foundation and is sponsored by the Hawaii Tourism Authority and Outlets of Maui.

For more information, contact  the LRF office at 808-661-3262, or visit www.lahainarestoration.org

Kamehameha Schools Maui Hawaiian Ensemble Performs at FREE Concert

Thursday, November 21st, from 6 – 7:30 PM at
Historic Baldwin Home Museum – Front Lawn
(corner of Dickenson and Front Streets)

The entertaining Kamehameha Schools Maui Hawaiian Ensemble comprises qualified students with talents in voice and dance who share their Hawaiian culture through mele, hula and oli. Students learn a repertoire of Hawaiian songs, dances and chants. They have performed at various venues in the Hawaiian Islands, Aotearoa (New Zealand) and Tahiti. The ensemble often serves as an official representative of Kamehameha Schools Maui at community functions.

Details:

The outdoor event takes place from 6-7:30 pm at the Baldwin Home Lawn, located at the corner of Dickenson and Front Streets. There is limited seating on a first come, first served basis; low beach chairs and mats are welcome.

Paid parking is available in the lot behind the Baldwin Home.

Now in its 11th year, the Hawaiian Music Series is presented by the Lahaina Restoration Foundation and is sponsored by the Hawaii Tourism Authority and Outlets of Maui.

For more information, contact  the LRF office at 808-661-3262, or visit www.lahainarestoration.org

Celebrate the Chinese Heritage Festival on Nov. 16th!

Celebrate the legacy of Chinese immigration to Maui with this exciting Chinese Heritage Festival! The festival honors Lahaina’s plantation-era Chinese heritage and Dr. Sun Yat-Sen who is remembered as the “Father of Modern China.”

ALL WEEK FROM NOVEMBER 11-15th, 10 AM – 4 PM
Enjoy free admission to the Wo Hing Museum & Cookhouse, a film tribute to Dr. Sun Yat-Sen, special educational exhibits on the history of Wo Hing Temple, and ribbon tying honoring Dr. Sun Yat Sen’s dream for “Peace, Prosperity, and Harmony.”

SCHEDULE ON NOVEMBER 16th:

1 pm:      “The Life of Dr. Sun Yat-sen and His Connection to Maui” Presentation by Dr. Busaba Yip

4 pm:       Lei Ceremony Honoring Dr. Sun Yat-sen

4-8 pm:    Taste of China Food Booths Highlighting Popular Chinese Food Favorites from Nalu
                Grindz   (see menu below)  

                Keiki Craft Printmaking, featuring Dr. Sun Yat-sen’s Famous Symbolism & Messages of
                Universal Love

                Learn to Play Mahjong

5-8 pm:   Chinese Knot Tying with Brenda Wong

                Chinese Calligraphy with Reverend Takayuki of Lahaina Shingon Mission

6 pm:      “History of Lahaina Town” Presentation of the History of Lahaina and the Wo Hing Society
                with Carolyn Kam, Jaclyn Santos, Bobby Santos and Dr. Busaba Yip


$3 Tasting Plates

Chicken Chow Mein
Beef Broccoli
Shrimp Canton
Cold Ginger Chicken
Vegetable Fried Rice
Pork Egg Rolls

(offerings subject to change)

Do you want to make a difference?  
You can volunteer for the Chinese Heritage Festival November 16, 2019 to help with festival set-up and decorations, greeting attendees, keiki arts and crafts, and/or break-down of the event. Water and snacks provided. Sign up HERE!

History Theatre

History comes to life where history was laid to rest.

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We invite you to hear stories of Hawaii’s past directly from the people who lived it.

Join missionary Rev. William Richards, Hawaii’s first licensed female M.D, Dr. Sarah Eliza Peirce Emerson, and Hali`a, a character representing the victims of the smallpox epidemic of 1853, for an evening of drama, conversation and pupu.

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Admission includes performance and light pupu
Space is limited to 90 guests/performance
Advance reservations are recommended, as the last History Theatre sold out quickly.

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Details:
* Dates: Friday, November 1st and Saturday, November 2nd

* Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Performances start promptly at 6:00 p.m.

* Location: Waine’e Graveyard at Waiola Church (535 Waine’e Street, Lahaina)

* Free parking is available at the site of the event (Waiola Church).

* There will be three performances occurring simultaneously, and guests with cycle through all three performances, so please plan on a bit of walking during the event.

* This is an outdoor event, so please dress accordingly.

This program is funded through the Hawaii Tourism Authority Community Enrichment Program.

Koa Performs at FREE Concert

Thursday, October 24th, from 6 – 7:30 PM at
Historic Baldwin Home Museum – Front Lawn
(corner of Dickenson and Front Streets)

Kalani Miles, ‘Aiau Koa, Mark Vaught and Richard Bissen comprise the group, Koa.

Although the four musicians come from diverse musical backgrounds, they are all passionate about one thing — Hawaiian music. The common thread that brought these friends together was their passion for the songs of old Hawai‘i and the challenge of achieving that traditional sound revered by their parents. Whether playing smooth melodies or striking harmonies on guitar, bass and ‘ukulele, the members of Koa love to engage in old time Hawaiian music. They perform together around the island.

Details:

The outdoor event takes place from 6-7:30 pm at the Baldwin Home Lawn, located at the corner of Dickenson and Front Streets. There is limited seating on a first come, first served basis; low beach chairs and mats are welcome.

Paid parking is available in the lot behind the Baldwin Home.

Now in its 11th year, the Hawaiian Music Series is presented by the Lahaina Restoration Foundation and is sponsored by the Hawaii Tourism Authority and Outlets of Maui.

For more information, contact  the LRF office at 808-661-3262, or visit www.lahainarestoration.org

Wailau Ryder Performs at FREE Concert

Thursday, September 26th, from 6 – 7:30 PM at
Historic Baldwin Home Museum – Front Lawn
(corner of Dickenson and Front Streets)

A message from Wailau Ryder:

I started playing music at around 8 yrs old. My mother was a kumu hula for her halau and my dad played guitar, so growing up I was always surrounded by music and hula. I’ve been playing music for over 30 years with many different artists. I’ve played alongside Bruddah Iz, as a founding member of Na Palapalai, Randy Lorenzo, The Lim Family, Raiatea Helm, Amy Gilliom, Napua Greig, Kalani Pe’a, and many more. I’m currently working on a few music projects as a producer/arranger/musician and played on over 100 albums to date. I perform with lots of local artists here in Hawaii till this day.

Details:

The outdoor event takes place from 6-7:30 pm at the Baldwin Home Lawn, located at the corner of Dickenson and Front Streets. There is limited seating on a first come, first served basis; low beach chairs and mats are welcome.

Paid parking is available in the lot behind the Baldwin Home.

Now in its 11th year, the Hawaiian Music Series is presented by the Lahaina Restoration Foundation and is sponsored by the Hawaii Tourism Authority and Outlets of Maui.

For more information, contact  the LRF office at 808-661-3262, or visit www.lahainarestoration.org