Special Events Week of Dec. 12
FRIDAY, DEC. 13
JOIN GROUNDATION + ABYSSINIANS
BAMP Project presents Groundation + Abyssinians with Father Psalms & Rootz Revealerz opening the show at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center’s Yokouchi Pavilion. Gates open at 6 p.m. For tickets and more information, go to the MACC box office, call 242-7469 or visit “http://www.mauiarts.org”>www.mauiarts.org.
CHRISTMAS IN LAHAINA SECOND FRIDAY PARTY
Celebrate Christmas in Lahaina in two locations: Campbell Park and the 900 Block closure on Front Street from 5:30 to 9 p.m. Lots of activities, food and entertainment at both locations. Entertainment includes Maui Jam from 5 to 7:30 p.m. at Campbell Park and Maui Pipe Band at 6 p.m. on Front Street. For more information, visit www.mauifridays.com.
FINAL WEEK OF THE MUSICAL ‘SCROOGE’
Celebrate the holidays with your favorite Bah Humbug: “Scrooge the Musical,” presented by Maui OnStage at the Historic Iao Theater. Showtimes are 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday; final show at 3 p.m. Sunday. Tickets range from $17 to $28. For tickets or more details, visit www.mauionstage.com or call 242-6969.
SATURDAY, DEC. 14
‘THE STORY OF ORANGE’ MUSICAL FINAL SHOW
OnSTAGE, a new children’s theater program, presents “The Story of Orange,” a musical tale of a misunderstood, shunned orange zebra, performed by children ages 9 to 13. The final show begins at 2 p.m. at the Historic Iao Theater in Wailuku. Tickets are $8 for adults and $5 for children. For tickets or more information, visit www.mauionstage.com or call 242-6969.
KING KEKAULIKE WINTER KARNIVAL
King Kekaulike’s student government will host its third annual Kekaulike Winter Karnival from 4 to 10 p.m. at the school’s quad and cafeteria. There will be food, live entertainment, games, crafts, pony and mechanical bull rides, baked goods and more. There will be a dance in the school gym for high school students with IDs from 7 to 10 p.m. For more information, call 573-8727.
EASTER SEALS HAWAII GINGERBREAD FESTIVAL
Join in the fun and bring your holiday spirit to the Easter Seals Hawaii Gingerbread Family Festival at the Maui campus. Two sessions for decorating are available 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. or 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. Cost is $30 per kit. The Maui campus is located at 155 S. Wakea Ave., Kahului. For more information, call 249-2065.
MAKAWAO TOWN HOLIDAY CELEBRATION
Celebrate the holidays in Makawao from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. throughout Makawao town, presented by the Makawao Community Association. Santa rides in at 9:30 a.m. escorted by the Seabury Hall marching band, plus more live music, free pony rides and other free activities. There will be holiday specials and menus in Makawao shops and restaurants. Makawao Public Library will host a Friends of the Library book sale.
TWO-DAY BANYAN TREE ART FAIR IN LAHAINA
Discover some of Maui’s talented fine artists exhibiting under the Banyan Tree next to the historic Old Lahaina Courthouse from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Art fair includes jewelry, baskets, ceramics, live music and more.
KEIKI’S STORY & CRAFT HOUR AT OCEAN CENTER
Children ages 3 to 12 are invited to storytime followed by a fun ocean-themed craft from 11:30 a.m. at the Maui Ocean Center’s Hawaiians and the Sea Exhibit. Appropriate for all ages. For details, call 270-7000.
CHRISTMAS SWING DANCE AT HOPE CHAPEL
Come dressed up or go vintage and have some good-clean-fun dancing at Hope Chapel’s courtyard. Dance lesson from 7 to 7:30 p.m.; social dancing from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m., $5. No experience necessary and no partner required. The church is located at 300 Welakahao Road, Kihei. For more information, call (425) 941-9144 or visit www.mauijitterbugs.com.
SUNDAY, DEC. 15
UPCOUNTRY HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE
Enjoy a cooler “Kula” Christmas at the Kula Marketplace Upcountry Holiday Open House from 2 to 6 p.m. Free holiday samplings, Christmas music, prizes and more. For details, call 878-2135.
YOUTH PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA CONCERT
The Maui Youth Philharmonic Orchestra presents its annual Winter Concert from 3 p.m. at the Baldwin High School auditorium. Featuring musicians ages 9 to 17 on strings, woodwind, brass and percussion instruments. Admission is free.
SOULFUL R&B BENEFIT CONCERT AND DANCE
Enjoy “A Soulful Christmas Benefit” for Maui Farm from 5 to 8 p.m. at Kono’s on the Green. Music by Jamie Gallo and Curtis Love with emcee Adisa Omar of 94X Radio. For details, call 298-9022.
ECSTATIC DANCE AT MAKAWAO CHURCH
Ecstatic Dance with DJ Brandi BassNymph and resident DJs Boogiemeister and Lolita from 7 to 10 p.m. at Makawao Union Church, $10 donation at door. Ecstatic Dance is a playground for dancers to move and express in a drug- and alcohol-free environment.
MONDAY, DEC. 16
TALK STORY AND HULA LESSONS IN MAALAEA
Those who pay admission to Maui Ocean Center in Maalaea will be treated to a free talk story with its cultural advisor, kahu Dane Maxwell, and get a hula lesson, to boot, at 11:30 a.m. Appropriate for all ages. Call 270-7000.
WEDNESDAY, DEC. 18
PIONEER INN PRESENTS TALK STORY AND MUSIC
Pioneer Inn presents “The Story of Hawaii Exhibit” by Bryant Neal from 3 to 8 p.m. in Lahaina. Live Hawaiian music featuring Gable Goebbert from Arts Education for Children Group. Free admission.
BEACH BOYS COMING TO MAUI IN JANUARY
The Beach Boys will hit Maui Arts & Cultural Center Jan. 10. Tickets go on sale Saturday to members; general public, Dec. 21.