THURSDAY, DECEMBER 30
'A WINTER IN HAWAII SING-ALONG' SET FOR MAKAWAO
Join in the joy of singing with "A Winter in Hawaii Sing-along" with Aubrey Myers at 10 a.m. at Makawao Public Library. The free program will be held in the children's section. The interactive program will offer singing and dancing for children ages 3 and older. Myers, of La-ti-Da Music, is a musician and artist with more than 10 years of experience working with children. The Friends of the Library of Hawaii is sponsoring this one-hour program to offer parents and caregivers an opportunity to bond with their child in a creative environment. The library is at 1159 Makawao Ave. For more information, call 573-8785.
Barry Flanagan will play tonight in the MACC’s McCoy Studio Theater.
THE MICK FLEETWOOD BLUES BAND TAKE STAGE IN W. MAUI
The Mick Fleetwood Blues Band with Eric Gilliom and Gretchen Rhodes will headline the Maui Celebrity Series concert at Maui Theatre in Lahaina at 8 p.m. Dec. 30. Fronted by guitarist/singer Rick Vito, the Grammy-nominated Blues Band includes bassist Lenny Castellanos and keyboardist Mark Johnstone. The event also includes Tom Arnold, William Shatner, Hal Sparks, Shawn Hatosy and Brian Evans. General admission tickets are $85, premium tickets are $150, and $225 for VIP. Call 856-7973 for more information.
HANA ARTS 'LITTLE WOMEN - THE MUSICAL' WILL PERFORM
Another bold venture from Hana Arts, "Little Women - The Musical," is living evidence that small communities can do great things. Performers will take the stage at 7 p.m. at Wananalua Church in Hana. With a string of hits, most recently a sold-out run of "Guys and Dolls," this midwinter show and its 20 songs add to a solid reputation for excellence. Directed by Joyce Mitchell-Mynar and Linda Enriquez Meyer, the show stars Kelly Kristofferson, Joyce Mitchell-Mynar, Linda Enriquez Meyer, Jerry Eiting, Barbara Sedano and Christopher Radko. Tickets are $15, $25, $50 and $5 for children under 12. Call 248-7569 for tickets.
MACC'S 'SOLO SESSION' TO FEATURE BARRY FLANAGAN
Maui Arts & Cultural Center's "Solo Sessions" concert will feature Hapa's Barry Flanagan at 7:30 p.m. in the McCoy Studio Theater. Tickets are $25, $45 VIP, available from the MACC box office, 242-7469 or www.mauiarts.org.
FIRSTLIGHT FILMS AT THE MACC NOT TO BE MISSED
Celebrate the end of the year with the Maui Film Festival's 12th annual FirstLight screenings. Tonight's lineup at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center's Castle Theater is "Welcome to the Riley's" at 4, "Blue Valentine at 6 and "Casino Jack" at 8 p.m. Arrive early for dinner, drinks and mingling. For more information on each film, see Page 7.
JOHN CRUZ TO PERFORM AT STELLA BLUES SUPPER CLUB
Soulful singer-songwriter John Cruz will play at South Maui's Stella Blues during its Supper Club, which includes a four-course dinner starting at 6 p.m. Saturday. Cost is $60 for dinner and show; $30 for show only. For details, call 874-3779.
SUNDAY, JANUARY 2
FREE CONCERT BY ANUHEA AT TOURNAMENT IN W. MAUI
What's the excuse for missing free entertainment with free parking and free entry? There's not much to hinder residents from attending a free concert featuring Anuhea from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. at the Hyundai Tournament of Champions, the PGA Tour 2011 season-opening event, starting today and continuing through Jan. 9 at Kapalua Resort in West Maui. The concert is the highlight of "Family Fun Day," which includes music, interactive golf exhibitions, cultural activities and food. The day starts at 11:30 a.m. and culminates with the concert. For details, call 665-9150.
FILM FESTIVAL'S FIRSTLIGHT SCREENINGS CONTINUE
The Maui Film Festival's FirstLight screenings continue at the MACC with "It's Kind of a Funny Story" at 2, "The American" at 4, "Jack Goes Boating" at 6 and "Frankie & Alice" at 8 p.m. For details on each film, see Page 7.
WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 5
KEALI'I REICHEL AND JAKE SHIMABUKURO TO PERFORM
Show up at the Hyundai Tournament of Champions at Kapalua Resort for an afternoon of entertainment with athletes and musicians. After 2 p.m., performances by Maui's award-winning artist and kumu hula Keali'i Reichel and ukulele virtuoso Jake Shimabukuro will kick off on the first tee. Entry is free. See Sunday's listing.