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26. GO GALLERY HOPPING Known as one of the Pacific’s premier art cities, LAHAINA boasts more ART GALLERIES per capita than any other U.S. town. Instead of sneaking into a gallery or two during the day to get your art fix, make a night of it. And the perfect opportunity—whether you’re hoping to recharge your creative juices or want a fun date with your travel companion—is to join locals and artists alike for LAHAINA’S ART NIGHT. Every Friday evening, more than two dozen art galleries open their doors to the public past regular hours, pairing their collections with ENTERTAINMENT AND REFRESHMENTS. A lively gathering of experts and enthusiasts, Art Night allows visitors and locals alike to meet some of the galleries’ artists, listen in on musical performances and take in a variety of works. Galleries that participate in this weekly event include OLD JAIL GALLERY, run by nonprofit LAHAINA ARTS SOCIETY; VILLAGE GALLERIES, Maui’s oldest gallery; and MARTIN
LAWRENCE GALLERIES, one of a chain of galleries around the U.S. that boasts sculptures and pop art. But don’t limit yourself to these great spots—there are numerous galleries with all kinds of finds, (slang for “food”) grinds and interesting folk.
Maps of participating merchants and galleries are available at the LAHAINA VISITOR CENTER. 27. VISIT MAUI’S ARTS AND CULTURE HUBS Founded in 1994 as a place for the Maui community to gather, create and celebrate its artists and culture, MAUI ARTS & CULTURAL CENTER (MACC) is a successful venue that has done just that. Not only does the center host visiting musicians and performers, it also offers CLASSES, EXHIBITIONS of local artists’ works, along with HULA, DRAMA AND MUSICAL PERFORMANCES by island talent. MACC is located at 1 Cameron Way in Kahului, across the road from the Kahului Harbor between Maui Community College and Keopualani Park. Call (808) 242-7469, or go to mauiarts.org or more information. MAUI THEATRE, located in historic Lahaina Town, is also home to a many productions, and a Las Vegas-quality show created especially for Hawai‘i. So while you’re in the mood for art and entertainment, shake things up with The King of Rock ‘n’ Roll at BURN’N LOVE. Yes, Elvis is entertaining the island for TRIPADVISOR’S NO. 1 THEATER & CONCERT ATTRACTION ON MAUI! Tap your toes, and shake, rattle and roll your hips as you relive the excitement of ELVIS IN HAWAI‘I at Maui Theatre. This dynamic show is sure to please both young and old with Elvis’ irresistible charm, dance moves, sultry vocals and glitzy costumes. Fall in love all over again with the nostalgia of every Blue Hawaii Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday evening. As a feel-good bonus to your fun, a portion of every ticket sold will go to Maui Food Bank. For more information, go to burnnlove.com. 28. GOLF CENTRAL AND SOUTH MAUI From private clubs to municipal courses, Central and South Maui have a range of golf options. MAUI COUNTRY CLUB Enjoy a nine-hole course at one of the only private clubs on the island. (808) 877-7893 Par 72 6,621 Yards KING KAMEHAMEHA COUNTRY CLUB Test your golf skills with this respected course etched between the Maui mountains and volcanoes. (808) 249-0033 Par 72 6,110 Yards MAUI NUI GOLF CLUB A combination of fairness and challenge makes this course entertaining for golfers of all skill levels. (808) 874-0777 Par 71 6,801 Yards WAILEA Wailea Golf Resort offers three championship fairways for guests to enjoy: Wailea Blue Course, Wailea Emerald Course and Wailea Gold Course. WAILEA BLUE COURSE Head over to Wailea Blue Course for a classic round of golf in paradise. (808) 875-7450 Par 72 6,400 Yards WAILEA EMERALD COURSE Generous layouts and clear ocean views make this course a coveted destination for all. (808) 875-7450 Par 72 6,825 Yards GOLD COURSE AT WAILEA GOLF CLUB This supreme course boasts a world-class design, challenging golfers from around the world. (808) 875-7450 Par 72 6,175 Yards KAHILI GOLF COURSE For views from the valley to the ocean, spend your day golfing at this luxury course. (808) 242-4653 Par 72 6,570 Yards