Calendar of Events
What’s happening at The Wharf Cinema Center
“FRIDAY NIGHT IS ART NIGHT”
Happens every Friday night from one end of Front Street to the other. The Wharf ’s own
Simon-Jon Gallery, located mid-level in The Wharf, participates. Live entertainment on Center Stage from 5 to 7 p.m.
2ND FRIDAY LAHAINA TOWN PARTY
The 2nd Friday of each month is even more special when Lahaina holds its Town Party from 6 to 9 p.m. The Wharf has it all — great shopping specials, seven different restaurants with international flavors, an internet café and coffee house, family game center, first-run movies and live entertainment on Center Stage.
THURSDAY, FEB. 19 — CHINESE NEW YEAR
“Three sheep bring harmony and prosperity.” So says an ancient Chinese proverb. This bodes well for 2015 since it is the Year of the Sheep. And as in previous years, The Wharf Cinema Center will recognize the special occasion. Master Ben Seng Au and the Shaolin Arts Society return to The Wharf for the 30th year, putting on a display of skill and strength while performing Kung Fu demonstrations. The exploding sound of firecrackers will echo as a lion dragon snakes its way through the Center.
MARCH 7-8 — OCEAN ARTS FESTIVAL
Lahaina celebrates the annual migration of the Pacific Humpback Whales with the Ocean Arts Festivals in Banyan Tree Park. Whale researchers, educational presentations and videos will be shown in Campbell Park located next to The Wharf Cinema Center. On Saturday and Sunday at Banyan Tree Park, whale research groups will be available to educate anyone interested in learning more about these majestic creatures. Artists will display their finest marine-themed pieces for sale, and everyone enjoys Hawaiian entertainment, a kids’ ocean art contest, whale photo displays and a “Creature Feature” touch pool exhibit by Maui Ocean Center. Admission is free.
APRIL 1819 BANYAN TREE BIRTHDAY
Planted on April 24, 1873, Lahaina’s famous Banyan Tree celebrates 141 years of good health, fame and glory. The celebration includes a birthday cake, clown acts, keiki games, as well as nature-inspired artworks by local artists. There’s something fun for everyone, including hands-on art activities for children. Visitors and residents will gather at Banyan Square to pay their respect to the venerable tree during this annual celebration. Admission is free.