Island Events: December 29, 2016

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Bill Maher returns for his New Year’s Day show at the MACC; photo by David Becker

Bill Maher returns for his New Year’s Day show at the MACC; photo by David Becker

TODAY, DEC. 29

VISIT MIS EXHIBIT AT VETERANS CENTER

An exhibit of America’s secret weapon – Japanese Americans in the Military Intelligence Service in World War II – will be on display at the Nisei Veterans Memorial Center in Kahului from noon to 4 p.m. today, Friday and Monday to Wednesday continuing through Jan. 31. For more information, call 244-6862.

FREE LAHAINA HAWAIIAN MUSIC SERIES CONCERT

Join the husband-and-wife duo of Imua and Tiffa Garza of Oahu at Lahaina Restoration Foundation’s free monthly Hawaiian Music Series concert from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on the Baldwin Home Museum lawn. Blankets and low beach chairs are welcome. For more details, call 661-3262 or visit www.lahainarestoration.org.

Imua and Tiffa Garza will perform at the Hawaiian Music Series concert; photo courtesy event organizers.

Imua and Tiffa Garza will perform at the Hawaiian Music Series concert; photo courtesy event organizers.

SOLD-OUT PHIL LESH & FRIENDS SHOW AT MACC

Phil Lesh & Friends will perform to a sold-out Castle Theater at 7:30 p.m. at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center in Kahului. The Grateful Dead musician will be joined by Grahame Lesh, Ross James, Scott Law, Alex Koford and Jason Crosby. For more information, visit www.mauiarts.org.

FRIDAY, DEC. 30

FIFTH FRIDAY TOWN PARTY COMING TO LANAI

Celebrate small-town Hawaii and support Lanai businesses at the Fifth Friday Town Party in Lanai City from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Enjoy live music, good eats, drinks, prizes and more. Expeditions Ferry will be offering a round-trip package with a special 9:45 p.m. return from Manele Harbor to Lahaina Harbor. For more information, visit www.fifthfridaylanai.com.

MAUI CELEBRITY SERIES HAS WILLIAM SHATNER

The Maui Celebrity Series presents actor William Shatner at 7 p.m. at the Historic Iao Theater in Wailuku, with special guest Brian Evans. Also appearing will be Corky Gardner, Cool Hand Luke, Brian Michaels and King Martin. Tickets range from $98 to $206, with VIP meet-and-greet passes available for an additional $224. For tickets, call 242-6969 or visit www.mauionstage.com.

SATURDAY, DEC. 31

AMY HANAIALI’I TO OPEN HAWAIIAN ROOM VENUE

Amy Hanaiali’i will take guests on a musical journey of 1930s Waikiki, 1940s New York City, and 1950s and ’60s Last Vegas and Hollywood at the premiere of The Hawaiian Room at Grand Wailea. VIP seatings are at 7:30 p.m. for $300; general seating is at 8 p.m. for $250 with tables also available. The show is from 8:30 to 10 p.m., followed by an after-party with toast and dancing until 1:30 a.m. For tickets, call (808) 793-2488 or visit www. hawaiianroomshow.com.

KBH TO HOST NEW YEAR’S CELEBRATION

Ka’anapali Beach Hotel will host a New Year’s Eve party in the Kanahele Room starting with a dinner buffet at 8 p.m. and featuring Asian Blend Production, party favors, a midnight champagne toast with a balloon drop and more. Limited premium seats are available for $150, and general admission is $125. For reservations, call 667-0128 or 667-0124.

ERIC GILLIOM TO STAR AT RITZ COUNTDOWN PARTY

The Ritz Carlton, Kapalua will host a New Year’s Eve Countdown Party from 10 p.m. to 1 a.m. in the Anuenue Room. The celebration will feature an ice bar, cocktail luge, photo booth, live music by Eric Gilliom and more. Cost is $100 per hotel guest, or $75 for guests dining at the hotel restaurants for New Year’s Eve dinner. Costs for outside guests is $150 per person. Cost includes desserts, party favors and suprises. For tickets, call 665-7089.

SUNDAY, JAN. 1

Happy New Year!

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BILL MAHER RETURNS FOR NEW YEAR’S DAY

Bill Maher’s sixth annual New Year’s All-Star Evening of Comedy returns to the MACC’s Castle Theater at 7:30 p.m. The Emmy-winning comedian will be joined by comedy greats Margaret Cho and Dana Gould. Don’t miss Maher’s unique take on the world. Remaining tickets are limited. For more information, visit the box office, call 242-7469 or visit www.mauiarts.org.

SEE SETH GRABEL’S MAGIC ON MAUI SHOW

See master illusionist Seth Grabel from “America’s Got Talent” at 5 p.m. Sunday and Wednesday at Maui Theatre in Lahaina. Grabel is a magician, illusionist and headlining entertainer direct from Las Vegas. He has dazzled audiences worldwide. For tickets, visit www.mauitheatre.com/magic or call 856-7900.

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