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PHOTOS: Maui Mall “Force Awakens”

Star Wars: The Force Awakens is by far the most highly anticipated movie of 2015. MAUIWatch was able to usher in the FORCE at the Maui Mall for the movie premiere on Thursday, December 17th at the Regal Cinema. We had fun rolling out the red carpet and showing off some of the hard core fans that dressed up for …

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“Vaudeville” Swing in the New Year!

In the early 20th century, a new and unique style of theatre hit the road and became an American sensation. Vaudeville was a variety show filled with song, dance, burlesque, and comedy. The importance of Vaudeville and it’s influence on a young, and thriving America became a cornerstone of entertainment. This influence even infected Hollywood, giving us huge movie stars …

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The Force Awakens on an Island Far, Far Away

November 28th at the Maui Mall gave us a glimpse into our Star Wars future. Santa was there with his finest Star Wars friends as they showed their love for the franchise by showing off their best costumes. R2 units to AT-AT’s were all on display as people far and wide from Maui entered their best costumes. Congratulations to all …

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Maui Mall kicks-off the Holidays with the FORCE

It’s the holiday season so that means “Jolly ‘Ole” Saint Nick is heading back to paradise with a big fat pack upon his back with lots of goodies for you and the kids. Maui Mall is welcoming Kris Kringle in style, wrapped in a Star Wars bow. Along with Santa Claus he’ll be bringing his friends from a galaxy far, …

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Hawaii Farmers Union United Hosts State Convention on Maui

Three days of ag events at Tropical Plantation Waikapu, Nov 13-14-15 (Fri-Sun) Hawaii Farmers Union United (HFUU), a statewide agricultural organization, hosts its fifth annual convention at the Maui Tropical Plantation in Waikapu. The event runs Friday November 13 through Sunday, November 15 and features a mix of agricultural and food,  and some related events that are free and open …

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Swingin’ Tiki Time Returns

It’s back. Following an enthusiastic turn out for “Swingin’ Tiki Time with Eric Gilliom” in its initial June incarnation, the event is now in full swing at Sugar Beach Events in Kihei. This unique blend of music, food and nostalgia recreates the feel of classic Hawaiian entertainment that local folks used to have at venues like Trader Vic’s. Gilliom and …

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An angel visits Maui

An angel’s voice soars in the MACC on Tuesday when coloratura soprano Sumi Jo appears with the Hawai‘i Symphony Orchestra, at the start of a rare neighbor island symphonic series. A native of Korea, Jo quickly took the operatic world by storm after she left her homeland to study in Italy. At age 23, she began a conquest of the …

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New traditions added to classic halloween treats At Queen Ka‘ahumanu Center

Queen Ka‘ahumanu Center today announced new programs being added to its Halloween calendar. Queen Ka‘ahumanu Center will again welcome store-to-store trick-or-treating by those 12 years of age and younger on October 31 starting at 5 p.m., while supplies last. Participating stores will be designated with an orange balloon, and the mall’s customer service center adjacent to center court will offer …

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Postmodern Jukebox comes to Maui: Party Like It’s 1929

Not long ago Scott Bradlee, a music lover and musician, formed the musically talented and diverse “Postmodern Jukebox.” I had an opportunity to interview Scott for MAUIWatch prior to his group’s appearance here in Maui on October 15th at the Maui Arts and Cultural. If you are not familiar with Scott Bradlee’s “Postmodern Jukebox”, here’s the best way to describe their …

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