FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 26
DANCE TO BIG BAND DURING HARVEST BALL
The Harvest Ball, a benefit for the Good Shepherd Church food program, will feature music by the Moon Glow big band, led by Lisa Owen and featuring vocalist Louise Lambert, from 6 to 9:30 p.m. at the Maui Beach Hotel Ellair Ballroom in Kahului. Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 at the door. The event, which includes light refreshments and a no-host bar, will offer ballroom dancing to the big band sounds of Glenn Miller, Count Basie and Duke Ellington. For tickets, call 244-4656.
Louise Lambert (center) and the Moon Glow big band led by Lisa Owen (second from right) will provide live entertainment during the Harvest Festival Ball on Saturday in Kahului.
Dan Weisman photo
Celia Canty conducts the Sing-It-Yourself “Messiah” at the Hyatt in Kaanapali
John Henry Photography photo
Sruti Ram (left) and Ishwari will perform at The Studio Maui in Haiku from 3 to 6 p.m. Sunday with special guest Ram Dass.
CATCH FIRSTLIGHT FILMS AT CASTLE
Maui Film Festival's FirstLight Academy Screenings will show "The Other Side: Playgravity 2" at 6 and 9:30 p.m. in the Maui Arts & Cultural Center's Castle Theater. Also, a screening of "Innersection," featuring Maui surfers Matt Meola and Clay Marzo among others, will be held at 7:30 p.m. in Castle. For details and ticket information, see Movies on Page 5 or visit www.mauifilmfestival.com.
'A CHRISTMAS CAROL' OPENS AT IAO THEATER
Maui Onstage's "A Christmas Carol" opens at 7:30 p.m. at the Historic Iao Theater. Tickets are $18 for general admission and $16 for seniors and students. For details, see Backstage on Page 4.
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 27
CELEBRATE HAWAII'S ARTS, CULTURE, FOOD
The 10th annual E Ho'oulu Aloha "To Grow in Love" benefit for the Maui Historical Society will celebrate Hawaiian arts, culture, food and entertainment from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Bailey House Museum and the Yokouchi Estate in Wailuku. The highlight of the day will be a concert with Na Hoku Hanohano Award-winner Uluwehi Guerrero, along with performances by Richard Ho'opi'i and Lei'ohu Ryder. Halau Hula Kauluokala and Na Leo Lani O Maui community choir will also offer entertainment. Pacific Radio Group's Braddah Poki will emcee. Hawaiian arts demonstrations, a keiki activity area, a silent auction, pre-holiday shopping at the gift shop and free admission to the museum will be offered. Bring your blanket or a low back beach chair and enjoy the day listening to music, watching the grace and beauty of the hula dancers, and going back in time to old Hawaii. Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 on the day of the event. Children under 12 are free with a paid adult. Tickets are available at the museum, 2375-A Main St., or by calling 244-3326.
'PRACTICING ALOHA' CD RELEASE AT BORDERS
Cindy Paulos and George Kahumoku, Jr. will appear at 1 p.m. at Borders Books Music Movies & Cafe in Kahului during the CD launch of "Practicing Aloha." For details, see Maui Beat on Page 3.
LIVE MUSIC AT INDIGO ANNIVERSARY PARTY
Indigo will celebrate its five-year anniversary with live music by the Free Radicals Project from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Paia arts and antiques store. Also, the event will unveil the photographs of co-owner Daniel Sullivan from his October visit to Southern Ethiopia's Omo Valley. His exhibition captures images of tribes who will be impacted by the construction of Africa's largest dam next year, which will cut off their water supply. For details, visit www.indigopaia.com.
FUNNYMAN GABRIEL IGLESIAS AT THE MACC
Funnyman Gabriel Iglesias will perform at 7 p.m. at the MACC's Castle Theater. Tickets are $40, plus applicable fees. For details, see Backstage on Page 5.
KUMU HULA HIGHLIGHT 'GENERATIONS' SHOW
"Generations - The Farden Family in Hula and Music" will showcase performances by kumu hula Holo'aumoku Ralar, kumu Hailama Farden, family members and students at 7:30 p.m. in Maui Arts & Cultural Center's McCoy Studio Theater. Tickets are $25 for adults, $12.50 for children 12 and younger, plus applicable fees. The event of music and hula is being held in conjunction with the Schaefer International Gallery's current exhibition "Ho'oulu: The Inspiration of Hula," on display through Dec. 23. For more information, visit www.mauiarts.org.
MAUI ONSTAGE'S 'A CHRISTMAS CAROL'
Maui Onstage's production of "A Christmas Carol," adapted by Tom Frey and directed by Lehua Simon, continues at 7:30 p.m. at the Historic Iao Theater. See Friday's listing.
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 28
COMMUNITY INVITED TO SING ALONG TO SONGS OF CHRISTMAS CHEER
Singers of all ages are invited to join in the joy of making music together. The Maui Choral Arts Association's 10th anniversary of its Christmas tradition, Sing-It-Yourself "Messiah," will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday at the Hyatt Regency Maui Resort & Spa Monarchy Ballroom. Celia Canty will conduct a chamber orchestra of 16 instrumentalists and the entire audience as the chorus, with soloists Leighanna Locke, Karyn Sarring and Robert E. Wills singing the arias. Scores will be available to borrow at the door. The first half is Part 1 of Handel's "Messiah" and the second half features familiar Christmas carols for audience singing, plus a guest appearance by 72 singers from the Lahaina Intermediate School choirs under the direction of Beth Fobbe-Wills. The Maui Concert Chorus and University of Hawaii-Maui College Chorus will perform a doo-wop arrangement of "White Christmas." The event will again include a Charitable Gift-Giving Fair, and nonprofit organizations such as Friends of the Children's Justice Center of Maui will have information tables and holiday gift items for sale. The Hyatt will have a crafts table for children. Advance tickets are $15 for adults, $7.50 for youth (18 and under) and students with ID, available until Saturday at www.MauiChoralArts.org, by calling (800) 838-3006, and at Lahaina Music and Topaz Goldsmith in Kihei's Dolphin Plaza. Tickets at the door are $20 adult, $10 youth/students, and will be available at the Hyatt's ballroom at 10:30 a.m. Sunday.
'PRACTICING ALOHA' EVENT IN MAALAEA
Cindy Paulos and George Kahumoku, Jr. will appear at 11 a.m. at Maalaea's Maui Ocean Center as part of the "Practicing Aloha" CD launch. See Saturday's listing.
'CHRISTMAS CAROL' CONTINUES AT IAO
"A Christmas Carol" continues with a matinee showing at 3 p.m. at the Historic Iao Theater. See Friday's listing.
SRI KIRTAN CONCERT AT THE STUDIO MAUI
Support the Maui Food Bank and join Sri Kirtan (Sruti Ram and Ishwari) at The Studio Maui for their Thanksgiving Sunday Satsang Concert from 3 to 6 p.m. with special guest Ram Dass. Joining will be Boaz Martin on tabla and Gerit Williams on bass. The afternoon of kirtan, singing and dancing will be followed by Indian cuisine provided by Monsoon Indian Restaurant and teas by Maui Kombucha. Suggested donation is $10. For details, visit www.thestudiomaui.com or 575-9390. For more information about Maui Food Bank and suggested food donations, visit www.mauifoodbank.com.
'KEAO' AND 'STONES' AT HERITAGE FILM FEST
Glimpse the heritage of the indigenous people of Hawaii and the Pacific with films "Keao" and "Stones," screening at 3 p.m. at the MACC's McCoy Studio Theater. Tickets to the Heritage Film Festival: "Keao" and "Stones" are $10 for general admission, plus applicable fees. For details, see Movies on Page 5.
MAUI PREMIERE OF 'GET A JOB' AT MACC
"Get a Job," starring Eric Gilliom and Willie K, will celebrate its Maui premiere at 6 p.m. at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center, followed by a wrap party with music by many of the film's stars. For details, see Movies on Page 5 and Maui Beat on Page 3.
MUSIC, FOOD, PRIZES AT MOVEMBER BASH
Sunday night just got mo bettah with the Movember 'Stache Bash at South Shore Tiki Lounge, an evening of music, food and prizes to mark Movember, a monthlong effort to raise awareness and funds to fight men's prostate cancer. DJ Jay P will be spinning at 8 and Kanoa will play at 10 p.m. The night will celebrate the fundraising efforts and mustaches of The Maui Mo Crew, and prizes will be given for Most Money Raised, Best Mo and Best Mo in Costume. All Movember funds will be donated to Maui Memorial Medical Center. Mustaches are encouraged. For details, call 874-6444 or visit www.southshoretikilounge.com