Hawaiian Language Month & Maui Weekend Events February 17

Aloha friends! With the Super Bowl and football season behind us, I’d like to bring attention to the fact that February is Hawaiian Language Month. For many years, Hawaiians were not allowed to practice and speak their language. It is an honor today to have the opportunity to learn the language and teach our keiki. We have 2 opportunities this weekend to celebrate the Hawaiian language at the Queen Ka’ahumanu Center this Saturday. Kama’aina Nights also taking place at the Queen Kaahumanu Center this Friday features Nuff Sedd. These family-friendly events are such a great service to the community!

The Maliko I race by the Maui Paddling Hui takes place this Saturday. Whale Tales also returns to the Ritz Carlton Kapalua this weekend Feb 17 – Feb 20. And lastly, the live music pick for the week is Alex Calma playing at Fleetwood’s on Front Street this Sunday afternoon.

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Family-Friendly Events at the Queen Ka’ahumanu Center

Kama’aina Nights

Queen Ka’ahumanu Center partners with Pacific Media Group with intention of promoting and perpetuating Hawaiian culture through live music and a celebration of ‘ohana. This event takes place this Friday from 6:30 – 8:00 pm. Kama‘ina Nights is a FREE quarterly music series featuring Hawaii’s local talent!  This weekend’s feature is Nuff Sedd.

Keiki Club

Queen Ka’ahumanu Center and Kumu Luana Kawa’a present Keiki Club at the QKC keiki play area. This month’s focus in honor of Hawaiian Language Month is ‘olelo Hawaii (Hawaiian language). This is a great opportunity to learn along with your keiki. Enter to win giveaways and enjoy family-friendly festivities this Saturday from 10:00 am – 11:00 am.

Spaces are limited. Reservations required.

Link for more: Queen K Center Events

Kanaeokana Hawaiian Language Celebration

Kanaeokana celebrates Mahina ʻOlelo Hawaiʻi (Hawaiian Language Month) at the Queen Kaahumanu Center this Saturday from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm. This event will offer student led entertainment and storytelling, make and take stations, games, shopping opportunities and more for the entire family.

Kanaeokana is a network of over 80 organizations including schools focused on preservation of Hawaiian land, culture and language. They offer a lot of free and learning resources on their page.

Maui Paddling Hui Maliko I Race

2023 canoe race schedule

I just realized I hadn’t posted this schedule yet. One of my favorite races upcoming this weekend. Register by Thursday the 16th at Midnight. There will be a long and short distance option for this race both beginning at 11:00 am. Long course race start at Maliko Gulch. Short course race start at Kahului Harbor. Mandatory check in at Hawaiian Canoe Club by 10:30 am latest.

Link for registration and more: Maliko I Info and Register

Whale Tales at the Ritz Kapalua

whale tale sticking out of the ocean

The annual Whale Tales returns to the Ritz Carlton Kapalua this weekend from February 17th – 20th. This is an opportunity to learn about the latest in whale research and conservation from leading scientists, photographers, filmmakers, and conservationists. All presentations will be live streamed so you can tune in even if you can’t be there in person. Registration required to attend in person or view live stream.

Link for more: Whale Tales

Alex Calma at Fleetwood’s on Front Street

My live music pick for this weekend is Alex Calma. Playing this Sunday from noon – 2 pm at Fleetwood’s in Lahaina, this is sure to deliver some afternoon delight. For a taste of what’s in store, check out this virtual concert he did with Mana’o Radio.

Anything Else This Weekend or Next?

I am always looking to promote other weekend activities for Maui organizations. If we are missing anything, drop me a line any time for future happenings. Mahalo!!!

As always, have fun and stay safe! Hope to see you out there this weekend.

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