Island Events • December 28, 2017

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John Cruz – Free Concert Tonight, courtesy Lahaina Restoration Foundation.

TODAY, DEC. 28

ENJOY SOULFUL VOCALS AND SLACK-KEY MASTERY

Recording artist John Cruz performs at Lahaina Restoration Foundation’s monthly Hawaiian Music Series from 6 to 7:30 p.m. in front of Baldwin Home Museum (corner of Dickenson and Front streets) in Lahaina. No charge for admission. Call 661-3262 or visit Lahaina Restoration.org/events for more information.

FRIDAY, DEC. 29

STEVE EARLE BRINGS HIS ‘SOLO SESSIONS’ TO MAUI

Soul Kitchen serves up New Year's Eve sounds – Mulligans on the Blue • Sunday, photo courtesy Mulligans on the Blue

Playing rock to country to folk, singer-songwriter Steve Earle has influenced music for more than three decades. Catch his performance at 7:30 p.m. at Maui Arts & Cultural Center’s McCoy Studio Theater in Kahului. Tickets are $30, $45 and $65. Call 242-7469 or visit www.mauiarts.org for tickets and information.

PRE-NEW YEAR’S EVE BASH WITH OLD-SCHOOL SOUNDS

Dance to throwbacks and cuts mixed by DJ Joe Cortez and Next Level Entertainment from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. at King Kamehameha Golf Club in Waikapu. No shorts, no slippers. Cost is $10.Visitwww.mauinightclub.com for additional information.

CATCH A FERRY FOR FINAL TOWN PARTY OF THE YEAR

Get off (this) island for a few hours and support Lanai’s Fifth Friday Town Party, featuring food, entertainment, musical performances and more than 30 vendors from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Special Fifth Friday Lanai roundtrip ferry packages from Lahaina are available at www.lostonlanai.com/product/new-link-5th-friday-lanai-event-ticket-transportation package. Cost is $60 for adults and $50 for children. There is no entrance fee for the event. For information, visit www.fifthfridaylanai.com.

SATURDAY DEC. 30

‘AMERICA’S GOT TALENT,’ WE HAVE HOWIE MANDEL

Comedian, actor, television host and voice artist Howie Mandel performs his standup act at 7:30 p.m. at the MACC’s Castle Theater in Kahului. Tickets range from $39 to $129 (plus applicable fees). Call 242-7469 or visit www.mauiarts.org for tickets and information.

SUNDAY DEC. 31

SWAP A MIDNIGHT PARTY FOR MID-DAY FAMILY FUN

Celebrate the New Year with an array of free family festivities including keiki crafts, face painting, strolling magicians and more from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Queen Ka’ahumanu Center in Kahului. Noon Year’s Eve hats, horns and a mega balloon drop just before noon make this an event for everyone. For more information,visitwww.queenkaahumanucenter.com.

RING IN THE NEW YEAR WITH LEGENDS OF ROCK

Blues Brothers Band guitarist Steve Cropper joins fellow rock legends Alice Cooper, Michael McDonald, Dave Mason, Pat Simmons and Steven Tyler for a fireworks-laden New Year’s Eve extravaganza kicking off with cocktails at 7:30 p.m. and entertainment at 8:30 p.m. at the Wailea Beach Resort – Marriott, Maui. Weird Al Yankovic, Lynda Carter and other VIPS are also slated. Tickets are $675 with a portion of the proceeds benefiting Maui Food Bank and the MACC. Email nyewaileafundraiser@gmail.com for tickets.

FEAST ON TASTY PRIME RIB AND SOUL KITCHEN

Usher in 2018 with a tasty menu of New Year’s Eve festivities that includes fireworks viewing, music by Soul Kitchen and a prime rib dinner buffet beginning at 5 p.m. (band starts at 7 p.m.) at Mulligans on the Blue in Wailea. For the uninitiated, Soul Kitchen excels at acoustic-infused musical alchemy, blending and transcending the traditional genres of Cajun, zydeco, soul, funk, rock, blues and more. For reservations and more information, call 250-8288, 874-1131 or visit www.mulligansontheblue.com.

MONDAY, JAN. 1

BILL MAHER DELIVERS HIS TOP NEW YEAR’S PEEVES

Outspoken Bill Maher headlines the annual New Year’s Evening of Comedy at 7:30 p.m. at MACC’s Castle Theater in Kahului. Tickets range from $79.50 to $99.50 (plus applicable fees). Call 242-7469 or visit www.mauiarts.org for tickets and more information.

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