Island Events • November 30, 2017
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TODAY, NOV. 30
HEAR THE STORY OF THE UKULELE THROUGH SONG
The husband-wife duo of Richard Tom and Mele Fong — the Hawaiian Serenaders — present “Story of the Ukulele and Concert” at 6:30 p.m. at Wailuku Library. Admission is free. For more information, call 281-4981 or visit www.ukulelemeleonmaui.com.
HONOR YOUR INNER IRISH AT MULLIGANS IN WAILEA
Early Music Maui and the Maui Madrigale present Celtic Renaissance Christmas Feast from 6:15 to 8:30 p.m. at Mulligans on the Blue in Wailea. Sing and dance to Celtic, Renaissance and Christmas music in a “castle” setting. The $50 fee includes a three-course meal, gratuity and tax. Call 250-8288 for reservations (required). For event information, call 879-4453.
STUDENTS DELIGHT WITH HAWAIIAN SONGS, DANCE
Kamehameha Schools Maui Hawaiian ensemble presents an outdoor concert featuring Hawaiian songs, dances and chants from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at Baldwin Home Museum in Lahaina. Admission is free. For more information, call 661-3262 or visit www.lahainarestoration.org.
TREAT THE FAMILY TO ‘ELF’ AT MOONLIT MOVIE NIGHT
Chef Lee Anderson presents an outdoor showing of the film ‘Elf’ beginning at 6:30 p.m. at Sugar Beach Events in Kihei. Bring blankets and beach chairs and enjoy complimentary popcorn at this free event. Holiday menu featuring food and drinks (including cocktails) available for purchase. Free pass required for entry. For more information, call 856-6151 or email email@example.com.
FRIDAY, DEC. 1
DANCE FOR TOTS AND GET YOUR ZUMBA MOVES ON
Come Zumba with Rayo McPhee and Maui’s best Zumba instructors from 5:30 to 8 p.m. (doors open at 4:30 p.m.) at Filipino Community Center in Kahului. Bring an unwrapped new toy for Toys for Tots charity drive. Ticket donations are $5 in advance, $10 at the door. For tickets and more information, call 385-2549 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
WOMEN CAGERS COMPETE AT MAUI JIM MAUI CLASSIC
Two-day women’s NCAA Division I basketball tournament, hosted by Oregon State, kicks off at 5 p.m. with Montana State vs. Utah State, followed by Oregon State vs. Nevada at 7 p.m., at War Memorial Gym in Wailuku. Maui Jim Maui Classic match ups continue Saturday at 5 and 7 p.m. Enjoy food trucks, prizes and entertainment. Tickets are $10 each day. For tickets and more information, visit www.basketballmaui.com/maui-classic.
WAILUKU FIRST FRIDAY IS A WINTER WONDERLAND
Live music and entertainment including Nevah Too Late, Keiki Can fashion show and toy drive, rubber duck sale for Make-A-Wish Hawaii, tree lighting ceremony, caroling, holiday readings, Santa, snow and more from 6 to 9 p.m. during Wailuku First Friday Town Party on Market Street in Wailuku. For more information and full schedule of events, call 878-1888, email email@example.com or visit www.mauifridays.com.
CHRISTMAS FUN FAIR AND SANTA’S PARADE IN HANA
The 14th annual Hale Hulu Mamo Christmas fair and parade featuring vendors, bake sale, silent auction, photos with Santa and more takes place from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the Hana Town Square. For more information, call 248-8833 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
MAUI AIDS FOUNDATION CELEBRATES 30 YEARS
Maui AIDS Foundation recognizes World AIDS Day and celebrates its 30th anniversary beginning at 5:30 p.m. with appetizers and refreshments at Bailey House Museum in Wailuku. Admission and parking are free. For more information, visit www.mauiaids.org.
SEABURY HALL PRESENTS WINTER HOLIDAY CONCERT
Seabury Hall’s music department performs holiday music with bands and choirs from grades 7 through 12 at 7 p.m. at Seabury Hall campus in Makawao. For more information, call 572-7235 or visit www.seaburyhall.org.
SATURDAY, DEC. 2
SEE SANTA, CINDERELLA AT MAUI MARKETPLACE
Huge holiday celebration featuring games, prizes, cookie decorating, photos with Santa, magic acts and more from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Maui Marketplace in Kahului. For more information and complete schedule of events, call 873-0400 or visit www.mauimarketplacehi.com/outlets.
OLD WAILUKU INN USHERS IN THE CHRISTMAS SPIRIT
The Old Wailuku Inn at Ulupono celebrates with annual open house from 1 to 4 p.m. in Wailuku. Highlights,include hula, Hawaiian music, poetry readings, Christmas displays, tours and a light lunch. Visit Hawaiian Country Store for locally crafted gifts. Admission is $40. For more information, call 264-1820 or email email@example.com.
FIND HOLIDAY TREASURES AT MISSION’S WINTER SALE
Makawao Hongwanji Mission presents its annual winter garage sale from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 1074 Makawao Avenue with more than 3,000 square feet of sale items for the entire family. Admission is free. For more information, call 572-7229.
EXPERIENCE THE MAGIC OF AN UPCOUNTRY TRADITION
The Haleakala Waldorf School’s Holiday Faire offers craft vendors, live music, ‘ono’ food, games, puppet shows, silent auction, and more from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 4160 Lower Kula Road in Kula. For information, call 878-2511 or visit www.waldorfmaui.org.
MAUI BIRD CONSERVATION CENTER OPENS TO PUBLIC
Annual open house of non-public facility features presentations, keiki activities, MBCC merchandise for sale and guided tours of aviaries and grounds on a first-come, first-served basis from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. (last tour begins at 2 p.m.) in Makawao today and Sunday. Admission is free. For more information, call 572-0690 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
KIDS OF ALL AGES ENJOY POMAIKAI WINTERFEST
Hosted by Pomaikai Elementary School’s Parent Teacher Student Association (PTSA), Winterfest offers holiday fun for the whole family from 2 to 6 p.m. at the elementary school campus in Kahului. Highlights include keiki activities, Da Maui Sleigh rides, cookie decorating, local artisans, food vendors, Santa photo ops and more. Admission is free. For more information, call 727-4800 or visit www.pomaikaiwinterfest.weebly.com.
HAIKU HILLBILLYS STRUM UNDER THE BANYAN TREE
See Randy Coon (banjo), Sue Westcott (violin) and Randall Rospond (guitar) perform from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Banyan Tree Park in Lahaina as part of the Banyan Tree lighting weekend festivities. For more information, call 667-9175 or visit www.visitlahaina.com.
LAHAINA TOWN LIGHTS UP THE HOLIDAYS IN STYLE
The Wharf Cinema Center lights up simultaneously with the Banyan Tree and Pioneer Inn at 6:30 p.m. Enjoy holiday carols by Sacred Hearts School Choir and get your photo taken with Santa. For more information, call 661-8748 or visit www.thewharfcinemacenter.com.
GIVE THE GIFT OF A GOOD READ AT USED BOOK SALE
Maui Friends of the Library’s holiday book sale from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Makawao Library features pre-loved books for the entire family and a craft sale inside the library from noon to 3 p.m. For more information, visit www.mfol.org.
ERIC CHURCH & FRIENDS PERFORM UNPLUGGED
Part of the BMI Maui Songwriters Festival, superstar Eric Church and special guests present acoustic country music beginning at 6 p.m. (gates open at 5 p.m.) at Maui Arts & Cultural Center’s A&B Amphitheater in Kahului. Tickets are $39, $69, $89, $129 (plus applicable fees). For tickets and information, call 242-7469 or visit www.mauiarts.org.
SUNDAY, DEC. 3
MAUI CHRISTMAS FEST IS BRIGHT SPOT FOR MANY
Thousands of dollars in giveaways, from kids’ toys to household items, begin at 6 p.m. at King’s Cathedral Maui in Kahului, in collaboration with Maui Food Bank. Free dinner takes place between 5 and 6 p.m. For more information, call 871-7311.
UNCORK YOUR HOLIDAYS WITH MAUI POPS CONCERT
The Maui Pops Orchestra presents a holiday musical treat with holiday songs and island favorites and featuring Na Hoku Hanohano award-winners Na Leo Pilimehana from 3 to 6 p.m. at MACC’s Castle Theater in Kahului. Tickets are $20, $35, $50, $60 (half-price for students 18 and under excluding $20 tickets), plus applicable fees. For tickets and more information, call 242-7469 or visit www.mauiarts.org.
EXPLORE MAUI ART AND CULTURE AT CRAFT FAIR
Find unique made-on-Maui gifts and crafts from local artisans and enjoy wood-carving demonstrations and ukulele music from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Lahaina Civic Center Sunday Craft Fair at King Kamehameha III Elementary School in Lahaina. Admission is free. For information, visit www.facebook.com/mauis-finestgiftandcraftfair.
TUESDAY, DEC. 5
GRAMMY WINNER KALANI PE’A PERFORMS IN ‘SNOW’
Grammy winner Kalani Pe’a performs live under snowfall at 6:30 p.m. at Queen Ka’ahumanu Center. Admission is free. For more information, call 877-4325 or visit www.queenkaahumanucenter.com.
NA MELE 0 MAUI HONORS HAWAIIAN SONG AND ART
Na Mele O Maui — Maui’s only county-wide Hawaiian song and art competition dedicated to cultural preservation and education — takes place from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. (doors open at 8:30 a.m.) at MACC’s Castle Theater. Admission is free. For more information, visit www.kaanapaliresort.com.
WEDNESDAY, DEC. 6
MIRANDA SINGS DROPS IN TO WOW MAUI AUDIENCES
Versatile performer Colleen Ballinger brings her character, Miranda Sings, to life at 7:30 p.m. in MACC’s Castle Theater in Kahului. Tickets are $49.50, $75/VIP (plus applicable fees). For tickets and more information, call 242-7469 or visit www.mauiarts.org.
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