Island Events • December 14, 2017
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TODAY, DEC. 14
THE ANGELIC SOUND OF HARPS FOR THE HOLIDAYS
Harpists Lily Swan and Crissy Palmieri perform holiday music from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Wailuku Public Library. Admission is free. Call 243-5766 for more information.
ENJOY DINNER, DANCING AND A ROCKIN’ WILLIE K
Willie K and the Warehouse Blues Band perform at 8 p.m. at King Kamehameha Golf Club in Kahului with dancing until 10 p.m. Tickets for the show only are $30; $70 includes the show and a prime rib and seafood buffet beginning at 6:30 p.m. Call 866-5025 for information and reservations.
FILM NARRATES STORY OF LOCAL GREEN INNOVATORS
A documentary about Maui renewable fuel innovators Bob and Kelly King, who developed the first retail biodiesel pump in the U.S., screens at 6 p.m. at Akaku Upstairs in Kahului. Come for pupu at 5:30 p.m. and stay for a filmmakers panel following the screening. Admission is free. Call 871-5554 for information and reservations.
FRIDAY, DEC. 15
STAGED ‘BIRTHDAY OF A KING’ IS PURE FAMILY FUN
A fairy tale told in a unique musical style, “Birthday of a King” comes alive on stage at 7 p.m. at King’s Cathedral and Chapels in Kahului. Catch additional performances at 7 p.m. Dec. 16 and 17. Tickets are $10 for adults and $7 for children ages 12 and younger. Call 871-7311 for more information.
IT’S ‘MELE KALIKIMAKA’ TIME IN MAKAWAO TOWN
Celebrate the holidays Hawaiian style at Makawao Third Friday Town Party from 6 to 9 p.m. featuring food trucks and booths, arts and crafts, Komoda Keiki Zone and entertainment by Haiku Hillbillys, The People and others. Themed “Mele Kalikimaka in Makawao,” the free block party also boasts roaming carolers, a visit from Santa, live Nativity scene, a reading of “Tita’s Night Befo’ Christmas” and more. Visit www.mauifridays.com or call 270-7710 for information.
LOCAL PERFORMERS, NEW STYLES TOP POP-UP SHOP
Designer Manaola Yap returns for a three-day holiday pop-up shop featuring apparel and accessories from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. today and Dec. 16, and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 17 in the Grand Wailea Plumeria Ballroom with performances by Napua Greig and Na Wai ‘Eha. No charge for admission. Call 875-1234 for more information.
MEET THE SCULPTOR WHO INFUSES LIFE INTO WOOD
Sculptor Steve Turnbull captures the flow of nature in pieces he creates from various woods. See his work and meet the artist from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. during Friday Art Night at Lahaina Galleries. For additional information, call 856-3080 or visit www.lahainagalleries.com
SATURDAY, DEC. 16
‘A CLASSIC CHRISTMAS’ CHANNELS HOLIDAY SPIRIT
Maui Chamber Orchestra and Chorus presents selections from Bach, Telemann, Charpentier and Warlock during its holiday concert, “A Classical Christmas,” at 7:30 p.m. at Historic Iao Theater in Wailuku. A Sunday matinee performance follows on Dec. 17 at 3 p.m. Tickets range from $27 to $55. Call 242-6969 or visit www.mauionstage.com for tickets and information.
SPECIAL DAY CELEBRATES VETS, JAPANESE CULTURE
Culture Day, spearheaded by Baldwin High School senior Tiara Kobayashi-Bautista as a way to showcase Japanese culture and honor veterans, takes place from 4:30 to 7 p.m. at the Stanley Izumigawa Pavilion on the Nisei
Veterans Memorial Center campus in Kahului. This free event features entertainment, games, crafts, food booths, a mini-book fair, tea ceremony and more. Visit www.nvmc.org for more information.
AARON LEWIS RETURNS TO HIS COUNTRY ROOTS
Although he’s known for gritty lyrics and hard-rocking anthems, Aaron Lewis offers an homage to classic country when he takes the stage with special guest John Cruz at 7:30 p.m. at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center’s Castle Theater in Kahului. Ticket prices range from $39 to $129 (plus applicable fees). Call 242-7469 or visit www.mauiarts.org for tickets and information.
STREETLIGHT CADENCE –NOT YOUR TYPICAL TRIO
The alternative folk-pop band, Streetlight Cadence, from the streets of Waikiki perform their unique brand of musical storytelling at 7:30 p.m. at the MACC’s McCoy Studio Theater in Kahului. Tickets are $20, $30, with a limited number of $45 tickets available (plus applicable fees). Call 242-7469 or visit www.mauiarts.org for tickets and information.
CHURCH CHOIR PERFORMS CHRISTMAS SONGS, MORE
The public is invited to the Kahului Seventh-day Adventist Church Choir’s annual Christmas concert at 6 p.m. Fellowship and refreshments follow the performance. Admission is free. Call 877-5270 for more information.
SUNDAY, DEC. 17
HIP-HOP OFFERS A FRESH TAKE ON THE HOLIDAYS
Hip-Hop Crew and Performance Group from Maui Academy of Performing Arts performs from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at The Westin Maui Resort & Spa, Ka’anapali. Admission is free. Call 244-8760 or visit www.mauiacademy.org for more information.
LOCAL FAVS PERFORM AT SPECIAL HOLIDAY BRUNCH
Enjoy a delicious brunch menu while entertained by legendary musician Willie K and special guest Amy Hanaiali’i from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at King Kamehameha Golf Club’s holiday brunch. All-inclusive prices are $50 for adults and $25 for children ages 10 and under. Call 866-5025 for information and reservations.
SEE UKULELE SISTERS LIVE AT CRAFT FAIR IN LAHAINA
Check out music by Maui Ukulele Sisters and wood-carving and tapa demonstrations while perusing unique made-on-Maui gifts and crafts from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Maui’s Finest Gift and Craft Fair at King Kamehameha III Elementary School in Lahaina. Admission is free. Call 385-7594 for more information.
TUESDAY, DEC. 19
ELVES STAR IN A PAIR OF HOLIDAY-THEMED MOVIES
Bring the entire family to a special holiday screening of animated Disney films “Prep & Landing” and “Prep & Landing: Naughty vs. Nice” — a story about a high-tech team of elves tasked with ensuring that homes around the world are ready for Santa’s visit, no matter the challenges — beginning at 6 p.m. at Kihei Public Library. Admission is free, but come early. Call 875-6833 for more information.
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