Maui Real Estate Blog

Mishka at Lumeria to Benefit the Paia Youth and Cultural Center

Lumeria Maui will be hosting Mishka on Saturday, September 7th in a benefit to support the Paia Youth and Cultural Center. If you are a regular reader of our blog, you may recognize the name Mishka. He performed at our special broker’s open at Mea Makamae. Even if you don’t read the blog, you may well have heard of Mishka as he is one of Reggae’s up and coming stars. He recently signed with Jimmy Buffet’s record label and opened for a number of dates on Jimmy’s summer tour.

This intimate and special event only has a total of 100 tickets available. There are 75 tickets for $30 for just the music. There are an additional 25 tickets that also include a three course farm to table dinner. Dinner and the show will cost $80. The musical performance will be in Lumeria’s court yard. Attendees should bring blankets or beach chairs for the performance. The dinner starts at 5:00 PM. Mishka is set to perform at 6:30 PM. Tickets may be purchased online via Eventbrite. Act quickly as they are moving fast!

Proceeds from the benefit will go towards the Paia Youth and Cultural Center (PYCC). PYCC is celebrating its 20th year of existence this year.

PYCC is a program based Youth Center with members aged from 9-21. Membership comes from all over the North Shore, Upcountry and Central Maui. Programming available includes the Hekili Multimedia Lab, RadiOpio, the Stonewave Skate Park, Malama Pono/Project Venture, The Paia Bay Cafe and a whole lot more. PYCC is a is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation funded by grants from the Maui County Department of Housing & Human Concerns, the State of Hawaii Office of Youth Services, private foundations, community donations, and fundraisers. You can donate directly to PYCC online.

Pete Jalbert

Maui Real Estate Blog

First Day of the Maui Film Festival! Tips for Attendees

Today marks the start of the 14th Annual Maui Film Festival. The Festival is a celebration of all manor of films with a heavy flavor of independent, documentary, and Ocean oriented titles. It draws island residents, visitors and Hollywood industry types for five great days on Maui. Events include screenings of movies, film maker panels and some great parties. Here are some tips if you are planning to attend the Maui Film Festival for the first time.

  • The Celestial Cinema is the heart and soul of the film festival experience. It is tough to beat watching a movie under the stars in Wailea. If you are planning on going to the Celestial Cinema, arrive early. The event doesn’t start until eight, but it makes sense to arrive well in advance of that time. Good places to put your blanket or beach chairs go quickly. You can pack a picnic or enjoy the food offered for sale at the venue. Watching the sunset while you wait for the movie to start is no hardship. Make sure you bring a light jacket, sweat shirt or sweater. It may be June on Maui, but it gets cool when the sun goes down.
  • Indulge yourself. If they aren’t sold out already, get a ticket to one of the parties like the Taste of Wailea or the Taste of Chocolate. Both events offer a treat for your taste buds.
  • Take in a film at one of the other venues. There are more options than just the Celestial Cinema. The Castle Theater at the Maui Arts and Cultural Center offers a great selection of movies. There is also the “Seaside Cinema” on Saturday night. There are two free movies showing down on Wailea Beach. Crashing waves enhance any movie soundtrack.

For a full schedule of Maui Film Festival events is available online. We hope everyone who attends has a great time.

Pete Jalbert

Maui Real Estate Blog

The Butterfly Effect Maui 2013

This Saturday, women from all over Maui and beyond will be gathering at Baldwin Beach Park for the 7th annual Butterfly Effect. The Maui Real Estate Team is proud to be one of the sponsors of this all women’s non-competitive paddling event. The goal of the Butterfly Effect is to instill participants with more confidence in the water and in life while also giving back to the environment and the community.

Here is a full schedule for Saturday’s events.

  • 9am – 10am Community Beach Clean up (Everyone welcome!)
  • 10am Event blessing, warm up, gear preparation, and surprises
  • 11am Non-competitive downwinder for women in stand up paddle, paddle board, kayak, canoe, or OC1 begins!
  • 12:30pm Arrival at Kanaha
  • 1:00 pm Butterfly Beach Party and ending ceremony filled with music, food, dancing, and more!
  • 7pm Butterfly dinner special and dancing at Charley’s in Paia

Today is the last day to register online! . Join the movement and have a great time this Saturday.

Pete Jalbert

Maui Real Estate Blog

Full Slate of Events this Weekend on Maui

This weekend is shaping up to be chock full of events and celebrations on all corners of the island. Here is a rundown of what Maui visitors and residents will be able to find around the island.

  • If you are on the North Shore, the annual Haiku Ho’olaulea and Flower Festival kicks off on Saturday. After struggling with showery conditions when the event was scheduled earlier in the year, the festival has been bumped back to an April date. This community event is located at the Haiku Community Center just off of Hana Highway. Proceeds from the event benefit the Haiku Community Association, Boys and Girls Club of Maui and Haiku School. The event has been spread over two days this year instead of the usual one. Day one starts at 9:00 AM on Saturday and includes local restaurant booths, a keiki zone, floral displays and live music. The Sunday event is more Hawaiian themed with a traditional luau, Hawaiian Music, Historical discussions and talk story sessions. You can find additional details at the Haiku Ho’olaulea website.
  • The East Maui Taro Festival is also set to happen this weekend. Saturday’s festivities occur at the Hana Ball Park with food booths, arts and crafts, hula, music and more. The fun also starts at 9:00 AM and runs until 4:00 PM. The festivities continue on Sunday with the traditional Taro pancake breakfast running from 7:30-10:30 AM at Hana Bay. That is followed by Farm and Garden tours throughout East Maui. For more details, check out the East Maui Taro Festival website.
  • Over in West Maui, the Maui Steel Guitar Festival is being held at the Ka’anapali Beach Hotel. This event runs through Sunday and features musical performances by some of Hawaii’s most talented musicians. There are opportunities for the public to play with the masters as well. Check out the Maui Steel Guitar Festival website for a full program and ticket information.
  • Last but not least, the town of Lahaina is celebrating the 140th birthday of its famous Banyan Tree. This is another two day festival off of Front Street with food, music and more all around the base of this island landmark.

There is fun to be had on all over Maui. The hardest choices will be which of these great events you want to attend. We hope everyone has a fun filled Maui weekend!

Pete Jalbert

Maui Real Estate Blog

Paia Fourth Friday Tonight

Paia’s monthly fourth Friday event is scheduled for tonight starting at 5:00 PM and running until 8:00 PM. This month the theme is Love Paia. Merchants around town will have Love Paia surveys in all of the different shops. Answer questions on your favorite shops and restaurants with a chance to win gift certificates. As a side note, We humbly ask for your vote for favorite website as a go to resource for Paia events! Here is a run down on some of the activities, entertainment and sales scheduled for tonight in Paia town.

Music and Entertainment

  • The Worrell Family Band will be jamming @ Letarte from 6-8 PM
  • Irene Ryding will be playing electric harp @Grace Beauty from 5-7 pm
  • Lululemon will be having a fashion show and yoga/dance expo @Paia Bay Café from 5-8 pm
  • There will be Jazz @Turnbull Fine Art from 5-8 pm

A number of merchants are offering sales and specials. Here is an overview of the known specials on offer:

  • Wings Hawaii – A trunk show with Kai Ulu Swimwear and Geisha Fabulous Accessories. They will also be offering a 20% off discount on all items throughout the store.
  • Indigo Paia (149 Hana Hwy) 15-75% off as part of special LOVE PAIA sale
  • Nuage Bleu – This Fourth Friday will kick off our annual summer sale! Starts Friday at 9:30 till 7:30 pm and will continue through Saturday and Sunday 9:30 – 6 pm. Come in for a glass of champagne while enjoying huge savings throughout the entire store!
  • Lilikoi – Open until 7:00 and will offer 25% off all Bare Minerals Ready. Sample set gifts to all customers.
  • Oceania – We LOVE PAIA! For this 4th Friday we’ll offer 15% off all heart shaped jewelry in our store on Hana HWY next to Da Kine. LOVE PAIA!
  • Grace Beauty – Raffle for spa services. Brandy Hampton is doing glitter and henna tattoos from 5-7pm.
  • Biasa Rose – Special LOVE PAIA Sale
  • Turnbull Fine Art – Featuring Taryn Alessandro’s new mixed media work. Demonstration by artist.

This should be another fun event. As always parking can be a little tight. We have included a map below showing potential parking spaces.



Pete Jalbert

Maui Real Estate Blog

Makawao Rodeo and Fourth of July Parade

Having the Fourth of July holiday in the middle of the week seems to have thrown off the clocks of more than a few people that I talked to this week. Most had to put a hiatus on their holiday celebrations as they headed back to work over the last two days. The Fourth of July festivities resume tonight with the Makawao Rodeo and Parade.

Tonight is the Bull Bash up at Oskie Rice Arena about a mile above Makawao town. Tickets are $15 for the event. It should be a fun night as “paniolos” or cowboys from all over the state test their mettle against the Bulls.

Tomorrow morning is the annual Paniolo Parade through Makawao starting at 9:00 AM. Arrive early and take advantage of the free shuttle parking from Oskie Rice Arena.

The rodeo is scheduled to resume Saturday and Sunday at 1:00 PM. Horse racing and steer chasing are featured events on Saturday and Sunday.

Head Upcountry this weekend to see some of this part of the island’s unique Paniolo culture.

Pete Jalbert