Island Events • December 7, 2017

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Gypsy Pacific performs live Sunday. Photo courtesy Casanova Italian Restaurant and Deli

Gypsy Pacific performs live Sunday. Photo courtesy Casanova Italian Restaurant and Deli

TODAY, DEC. 7

LOCAL WRITER SHARES HIS TIPS ON THE SHORT STORY

Wayne Moniz, award-winning writer and playwright, offers a workshop from 6 to 8 p.m. at Akaku Upstairs (333 Dairy Rd., Ste. 204 in Kahului) on the elements of writing a successful short story. Admission is free, but reservations are encouraged. For more information, visit www.akaku.org.

CATCH ‘ANCIENT-FUTURE’ SOUNDS AT DANCE CHURCH

Dance Church Maui presents a dance event featuring AMANI of Desert Dwellers from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. at Makawao Union Church community hall. Tickets are $15 (cash only) at the door or can be purchased via Eventbrite. Visit www.dancechurchmaui.com for more information.

Deedra Fabella, from The Back Door Bake Shop at UHMC • Shop Monday-Wednesday. Photo courtesy The Back Door Bake Shop

Deedra Fabella, from The Back Door Bake Shop at UHMC • Shop Monday-Wednesday. Photo courtesy The Back Door Bake Shop

FRIDAY, DEC. 8

MAUI FLUTE CHOIR OFFERS SWEET MUSICAL MELANGE

Listen to Maui Flute Choir perform pieces by Bach, Gottschalk, Mancini and more in concert beginning at 7 p.m. at Maui Music Conservatory in Kahului’s Queen Kaahumanu Center. Admission is $5, with children age 6 and under admitted free. For more information, visit www.mauiflutechoir.com.

AN ENTHRALLING EVENING WITH POET BILLY COLLINS

The Merwin Conservancy presents “Billy Collins in the Green Room” from 7 to 10 p.m. at Maui Arts & Cultural Center’s McCoy Studio Theater in Kahului. Tickets are $25 and $10 for students with ID (plus applicable fees) and include a Q&A and book signing after the presentation. For tickets and more information, call 242-7469 or visitwww.mauiarts.org.

HOLIDAY FAIR PRESENTS JAMS, JEWELRY AND MORE

Shop an array of craft items including quilts, toys, accessories, homemade jams and baked goods from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Montessori School of Maui in Makawao. Admission is free. Email roxygillespie@yahoo.com for more information.

A SOUTH PACIFIC HOLIDAY AT LAHAINA TOWN PARTY

Lahaina Second Friday Town Party celebrates with a South Pacific holiday theme from 6 to 9 p.m. at Campbell Park and the 600 to 900 block of Front Street. Featured performances include Kualoa, Maui Music Mission, Jack Stone and Uncle Lui Williams, plus food and craft vendors, a keiki hula show and photo ops with Santa of the South Pole. Admission is free. Visit www.mauifridays.com or www.visitlahaina.com for more information.

SATURDAY, DEC. 9

MAUI WINE LIGHTS UP THE HOLIDAYS IN ULUPALAKUA

Fourth annual tree-lighting celebration takes place from 4:30 to 8:30 p.m. on the estate of MauiWine (14815 Piilani Highway in Kula on Ulupalakua Ranch). Free admission includes live entertainment, outdoor screening of “Home Alone,” photos with Santa and keiki crafts. Bring a can of non-perishable food for Maui Food Bank. Beverages and food are available for purchase. Old Jail wine garden opens to adults 21 and over for winemaker tasting. Cost is $20. Call 878-6058 or visit www.mauiwine.com for more information.

A FRACTURED FAIRY TALE FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY

Written and directed by Derek Nakagawa,“The Frog Prince” — a play that’s perfect for keiki with just enough ‘fracture” to delight adults — opens for a holiday run with five performances: 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. today; tomorrow at 10 a.m. and noon; Dec. 16 and 23 (10 a.m. and 1 p.m.), Dec. 17 (10 a.m and noon) and Dec. 22 (7 p.m.) at at ProArts Playhouse in Kihei. Tickets are $10 for adults and $7 for students ages 16 and under. Call 463-6550 or visit www.proartsmaui.com for tickets and information.

FIND NATIVE HAWAIIAN KOA, JEWELRY AND MORE

Rummage sale featuring vendors and plenty of clothing, sports equipment and household items takes place from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Paia Elementary School cafeteria. Proceeds will help airfare costs for students to attend 2018 Molokai Makahiki. Call 727-3800 for more information.

A CAPPELLA & HARMONY DEFINE YOUTH CONCERT

Deke Sharon, of the “Pitch Perfect” films and “The Sing-Off,” emcees the first Maui Youth Harmony & Na Mele A Cappella chorus concert at 7:30 p.m. in the Wailea Marriott Beach Resort Ballroom. Tickets are $20, $10 for students, keiki under age 12 admitted free. Call 866-9481 or visit www.barbershopfestival.org for tickets and information.

DELIGHTFUL TREASURES ABOUND AT WINTER FEST

Peruse collectibles, hand-crafted items, pre-loved clothing and other items and baked goods from 7:30 to 11:30 a.m. at Kahului Hongwanji Mission. Admission is free. Call 871-4732 for more information.

WASH YOUR CAR, FUEL UP AND DO SOME GOOD

Ohana Fuels is sponsoring a car wash benefiting the “Grow Some Good” school garden program from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 85 S. Wakea Avenue in Kahului. Donation is $10 per vehicle. Visit www.growsomegood.org for tickets and information.

PIANO RECITAL HONORS RUSSIAN COMPOSERS

DF Music Maui presents “Russian Dreams” featuring internationally recognized pianist Damira Feldman from 7 to 9:30 p.m. at Wailuku Union Church. Donation of $15 is requested; free admission to students and children. For more information, email dfmusicmaui@gmail.com.

SUPPORT ‘PROJECT GIFT’ AND HELP LOCAL KEIKI

God’s House Maui presents a festival atmosphere with live music, silent auction, food and craft vendors, country store and ‘Keiki Snow Zone” from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Hale Ho’ike’ike at Bailey House Museum in Wailuku. Admission is free. Donations of monetary gifts and new toys to benefit Maui’s less fortunate are welcome. Call 870-2606 for more information.

SUNDAY, DEC. 10

TALENTED MAUI YOUTH DELIVER WINTER SHOW MAUI YOUTH PHILHARMONIC

Orchestra performs its Winter Concert at 3 p.m. in H.P. Baldwin High School auditorium. Admission is free. Visit www.mauiyouthphilharmonic.org for more information.

MUSICAL ARTIST NAHKO’S STORY IN SONG AT MACC

Medicine for the People’s Nahko tells his personal journey through song in his solo album “My Name is Bear.” He performs at 7 p.m. at MACC’s Yokouchi Pavilion in Kahului. Tickets are $30 in advance; $35 the day of the show (plus applicable fees). Call 242-7469 or visit www.mauiarts.org for tickets and information.

GYPSY PACIFIC PERFORMS UPCOUNTRY AT CASANOVA

Hear the music of Django Reinhardt and talented local musicians Tom Conway, Phil Benoit, Willy Wainwright and Marcus Johnson from 3 to 5 p.m. at Casanova Italian Restaurant and Deli in Makawao. Admission is $10 at the door. Call 572-0220 for more information.

CELEBRATE GOOD DEEDS AT TOYS FOR TOTS PARTY

Join Maui Entertainers Coalition for Disaster Relief and Street Bikers United, Maui Chapter for an epic after-party following the annual Toys for Tots Collection Run. Festivities begin at 1 p.m. at VFW Post 3850 (2110 Uluniu Rd., Kihei). Call 359-1617 for more information.

MONDAY, DEC. 11

TASTY HOLIDAY GOODIES AT COLLEGE BAKE SHOP

Purchase delicious homemade chocolates and baked goods — perfect for holiday gifts or nibbling while tree trimming — from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. today, Tuesday and Wednesday at The Back Door Bake Shop in the University of Hawaii, Maui College P’ina Building in Kahului. Product prices range from $4.50 to $32.50. Call 984-3500 or visit www.maui.hawaii.edu/culinary-program-information.

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