Events

Chinese Kite Festival & Kite Flying Day

Friday, April 26 & Saturday April 27, 2019

FREE ADMISSION TO ALL EVENTS

Let’s go fly (and make!) kites during Lahaina Restoration Foundation’s Chinese Kite Festival at Wo Hing Museum and Cookhouse on Friday, April 26, 2019 and Kite Flying Day at Lahaina Cannery Mall’s open space lawn on Saturday, April 27, 2019. 

Friday, April 26

Wo Hing Museum & Cookhouse • 858 Front Street • Lahaina

10 am-8 pm:

Displays of Ancient and Modern Kites

Kites Available for Purchase in Gift Shop

2 pm:

Presentations on Ancient Chinese Kites and the History of the Modern Kite

3 pm-8 pm

Kite Making Craft for Kids & Adults

Chinese Knotting

Learn and Play Mahjong

4 pm:

Fan Dance/Ribbon Dance with Audience Participation

6 pm:

Presentations on Ancient Chinese Kites and the History of the Modern Kite

7 pm:

Fan Dance/Ribbon Dance with Audience Participation

Saturday, April 27

Lahaina Cannery Mall South Lawn • Hwy. 30 & Keawe Street • Lahaina

10 am-2 pm:

Kite Making Craft for Kids & Adults

Kite Flying with Your Own Kite

10 am:

Watch as Kite Master Robert Loera Attempts to Set Record with 50 Kites In Air at One Time

12 pm:

Catch A Kite Game

To get updates on the festival, learn fun kite facts and see find more information about our kite exhibit at Wo Hing Museum and Cookhouse (Monday, April 22 – Friday, April 26), follow us on Facebook @LahainaRestoration, Twitter @LahainaRestFnd and Instagram @LahainaRestoration.

The festival is presented by Wo Hing Society and Lahaina Restoration Foundation. It is sponsored by Hawai‘i Tourism Authority and the County of Maui Office of Economic Development, and supported by Maui Toy Works and Lahaina Cannery Mall. 

Marvin Tevaga Peforms at FREE Concert

Thursday, April 25, from 6 – 7:30 PM at
Historic Baldwin Home Museum – Front Lawn
(corner of Dickenson and Front Streets)

A Message From Marvin Tevega:

Aloha!

My name is Marvin Tevaga and I am a musician from the island of
Maui, Hawaii. I was born and raised here on the island of Maui where my love for music began. At eight years old, I picked up the ukulele for the first time; 20 years later I am still strumming away!

Growing up in Hawaii with the many diverse cultures, I have grown a
love for various genres of music. This love has helped me take different
songs and make them “my style” or the way I hear each song.

I have been blessed to have worked with many of Hawai’i’s favorite
musicians and they have taught me a lot. I perform for Weddings,
Luaus, Baby Parties, Special Events or at a “jam session” at your hale
(home). Music has taken me to New Zealand, West Coast USA and
various areas in Hawai’i and I am thankful for that.

National Kite Month Exhibit at the Wo Hing Museum

Monday, April 22 – Friday, April 26, 2019 at Wo Hing Museum and Cookhouse

April is National Kite Month and to celebrate, the Wo Hing Museum will offer FREE ADMISSION from Monday, April 22 – Friday, April 26, 2019 to see its colorful kite displays. Hours are Monday – Thursday 10 am-4 pm and Friday 10 am-8 pm.

To get updates on the exhibit, learn fun kite facts and find more information about our Chinese Kite Festival (Friday, April 26) and Kite Flying Day (Saturday, April 27), follow us on Facebook @LahainaRestoration, Twitter @LahainaRestFnd and Instagram @LahainaRestoration.

Kahālāwai Performs at Free Hawaiian Music Series Concert

The newly formed group, Kahālāwai, will perform at a free outdoor concert on Thursday, March 28, from 6 – 7:30 PM.  The setting is the front lawn of the Historic Baldwin Home Museum on the corner of Dickenson and Front Streets.

Kahālāwai, which means “to meet or meeting together”, is composed of Dana Pi‘ilani Arias and Joshua Pilialoha Kahula.  As a recording artist, Pi‘ilani has played guitar on a variety of artists’ albums, releasing his first solo album, Dash-A in 2015.  Josh was lead singer of Maui’s popular band, Nuff Sedd, whose debut album was recognized at the 2005 Nā Hōkū Hanohano Awards for Reggae Album of the Year.

“Ke Ali‘i”, Kahālāwai’s single, was just released last month and is available for digital download. 

Limited seating available on a first-come, first-served basis. Blankets, mats, and low beach chairs are welcome. There is paid parking in the lot behind the museum.

Now in its eleventh year, the Hawaiian Music Series is sponsored by the Hawaii Tourism Authority and the County of Maui Office of Economic Development.

Mitch Kepa performs at Hawaiian Music Series

Hawaiian vocalist and guitarist Mitch Kepa will be giving a free concert at the Historic Baldwin Home Lawn on Thursday, February 28 from 6-7:30pm.

Born and raised in Hawaii, Mitch Kepa knew music was going to be a big part of his life when he saw a TV commercial featuring the late Gabby Pahinui playing beautiful Hawaiian slack key guitar.  “Hawaiian music started my journey as an artist. The rest was history for me.”  Mitch has been performing for more than 30 years, concentrating on vocals first and guitar second. Whether playing classic Hawaiian Slack Key or more contemporary acoustic guitar, Mitch always strives for innovation and creativity in his music.  By stretching musical boundaries, he has developed an amazing and unique musical style.

Come enjoy this free concert – part of the Hawaiian Music Series, presented by Lahaina Restoration Foundation.

  • WHEN: Thursday, February 28,6-7:30pm
  • WHERE: Historic Baldwin Home Museum Lawn (corner of Front and Dickenson Streets)
  • DETAILS: Limited seating available on a first-come, first-served basis. Blankets, mats, and low beach chairs are welcome. Paid parking available in lot behind the museum.

Now in its eleventh year, the Hawaiian Music Series is sponsored by the Hawaii Tourism Authority and the County of Maui Office of Economic Development. For more information, call the Lahaina Restoration Foundation office at 661-3262 or visit LRF on Facebook.

Ring in the Year of the Pig for Chinese New Year (Friday, February 8, 2019)

Lahaina Restoration Foundation invites the public to the Wo Hing Museum & Cookhouse (858 Front Street) on Friday, February 8, 2019 for an evening of cultural art activities that pay tribute to the year of the pig 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.

Enjoy a musical performance from 3 – 7 pm by Toi Suchitra Srijantara on the Gu Zheng Chinese Harp and cimbalom. From 4 to 7 pm in the museum yard, kids can make Year of the Pig 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 Sharlin 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).

Sun Nien Fai Lok – Happy New Year! Chinese New Year is sponsored by Hawai‘i Tourism Authority and County of Maui Office of Economic Development.

Brother Noland Performs at Hawaiian Music Series-January 31, 6-730 pm

Brother Noland is a storyteller at heart and music is how he shares his experiences. Born and raised in the islands but well traveled, Brother Noland is a legacy Hawaiian artist, who has deeply influenced contemporary Hawaiian music with timeless hits such as “Coconut Girl” and “Big Ship.” 

As an impactful player in Hawai’i”s music scene and one of Hawai’i”s most respected artists, he was honored in 2014 by the State of Hawai’i for a “Lifetime Achievement in Music” award. But despite all the accolades, Brother Noland has never forgotten his roots and the community. Through his philanthropy he helps at-risk youth define their choices and make a quality connection to the community. His Ho’ea Initiative is dedicated to teaching children how to live off the ‘aina (land) and the ocean. Limited seating is provided on the lawn; blankets, mats and low beach chairs are welcome.  The ongoing Hawaiian Music Series is sponsored by the Hawai’i Tourism Authority and the County of Maui Office of Economic Development, with support from KPOA 93.5 FM.   

Kuikawa Performs at Hawaiian Music Series

Thursday, December 27th, 6-730pm

Kuikawa is comprised of Lukela Kanae (left), James“Koakane” Mattos (middle), and Joshua Kulhavy-Sutherland (right).They met in 2016 as students in the Institute of Hawaiian Music atthe UH Maui campus. As avid fans of Hawaiian music andlovers of good harmony, they quickly formed agroup andbegan to perform around the island of Maui.

Lukela Kanae is an alumni of Kamehameha Schools Maui Campus, where he was always surrounded by Hawaiian singing and hula. He played bass guitar with the Kamehameha Schools Hawaiian Ensemble and began developing his singing voice after joining the Institute for Hawaiian Music.

James “Koakane” Mattos developed an interest in music during high school. He developed his leo ki’eki’e (Hawaiian falsetto). Koakane placed 2nd in the Richard Ho’opi’i Falsetto Contest last September.

Joshua Kulhavy-Sutherland was home schooled and entertained himself with guitar and ukulele. After graduating from college, he entered the Institute of Hawaiian Music and formed the band Kuikawa with Koakane and Lukela. Limited seating is provided on the lawn; blankets, mats and low beach chairs are welcome. This ongoing Hawaiian Music Series program is sponsored by Hawai‘i Tourism Authority, the County of Maui Office of Economic Development with support from KPOA 93.5FM.

Hawaiian Music Series Free Concert

Singer-Songwriter Blayne Asing Performs at Free Hawaiian Music Concert

Singer-songwriter Blayne Asing will perform at Lahaina Restoration Foundation’s free monthly Hawaiian Music Series concert on Thursday, November 29th, from 6 to 7:30 pm on the lawn of the Baldwin Home Museum, at the corner of Dickenson and Front Streets in Lahaina.

Blayne Asing was born and raised on O‘ahu and learned to play the ‘ukulele at eight years old. He began singing in the Kamehameha Schools Children’s Chorus at age nine, picked up the guitar at age 14, and played percussion in the Kamehameha Schools marching, concert and pep bands. In addition to his musical prowess on a variety of instruments, Blayne is also a prolific songwriter.

Asing’s music is influenced by country and folk musicians such as James Taylor and Jackson Browne, as well as popular Hawaiian artists Cecilio and Kapono, Brother Noland, Olomana, Kalapana, and the Kaʻau Crater Boys. His original songs range from country/folk to Hawaiian and contemporary island music.

Blayne released his debut album, “Young, Old Soul” in 2015, earning him the 2016 Nā Hōkū Hanohano Award for Most Promising Artist. His songs received heavy airplay on Hawai‘i radio stations and listeners asked for more. In April 2016, Blayne released a single, “Molokai On My Mind,” which won Single of the Year at the 2017 Nā Hōkū Hanohano Awards.

Limited seating is provided on the lawn; blankets, mats and low beach chairs are welcome. This ongoing Hawaiian Music Series program is sponsored by Hawai‘i Tourism Authority, the County of Maui Office of Economic Development with support from KPOA 93.5FM. For more information, call the Lahaina Restoration Foundation at 808-661-3262 or visit us online at www.lahainarestoration.org.

The success of this program is due to YOUR attendance and support.  Come out and enjoy live Hawaiian Music!  It’s FREE!