THURSDAY, JANUARY 6
LEO KOTTKE SET TO PERFORM AT MACC
Acoustic guitar virtuoso Leo Kottke will perform at 7:30 p.m. at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center's Castle Theater. After four decades of touring and recording, the seasoned artist's Maui performance is not to be missed. Tickets are $30, $40, $50, plus applicable fees, available from the MACC box office, 242-7469, or www.mauiarts.org.
NEW YEAR’S SKATE JAM | MAUI SKATEBOARD SERIES
FREE PERFORMANCE WITH GAIL SWANSON
Don't miss out on the free entertainment, free parking and free access to local music in Kapalua this week at the Hyundai Tournament of Champions. Maui musician Gail Swanson will perform at about 5 p.m. in the FedExCup Fan Zone during the competition at Kapalua Resort in West Maui. For details, call 665-9150.
PHOTOS AND STORIES OF WHALES IN S. MAUI
Take a visual journey with photos and stories about the Life and Times of Whales at 6 p.m. at the Hawaiian Island Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary in Kihei. David Mattila, sanctuary science and research coordinator, will lead the free event. For details, call Bo Petty, 879-2818, ext. 22.
FRIDAY, JANUARY 7
JIMMY MAC & KOOL KATS IN KAPALUA
Free entertainment at the Hyundai Tournament of Champions continues with a performance featuring Jimmy Mac & the Kool Kats after the last putt drops at about 5 p.m. at Kapalua Resort. See Thursday's listing.
MEDITATION CONCERT AT YOGA AWARENESS
Relax into Kate Moody's piano music while she guides you in Connect the Dots visualizations, weaving together improvised and composed piano music in a meditation concert at 5:30 p.m. and Jan. 21 at Yoga Awareness, 3660 Baldwin Ave., Makawao. Cost is $20. For details, call 573-7771.
NEW FIRST FRIDAY IN WAILUKU WITH MOTH
Start the new year right with Wailuku First Friday, the monthly block party on the island that packs food and entertainment into walking distance in Central Maui. Market Street will close from 6 to 8 p.m. to celebrate 13 years of Maui Time Weekly with a live performance by local band Moth at the Maui Thing Stage. Additional live music will include Gene and Shea Argel at Cafe O'Lei at 5; Head High will play at the Wailuku Banyan Tree Park at 6; and high school band Visibly Shaken will perform at 6 p.m. at the Main Street Promenade. "Ho'okele Wa'a Turning the Canoe - Navigating a Sustainable Future for Maui and the World" will screen at 7:30 pm at the Historic Iao Theater; entry is free, donations will be accepted. A poetry slam at Gallery Ha will start at 8 p.m. For details, 878-1888.
'THE FANTASTICKS' TO TAKE STAGE IN KIHEI
"The Fantasticks" will take the stage at 7:30 p.m. at the ProArts Playhouse in Kihei. Tickets are $25 for adults and $20 for kids 12 and under. For details, see Backstage on Page 5.
SATURDAY, JANUARY 8
MUSIC, ACTIVITIES AT S. MAUI SKATE JAM
Grab your skate kicks to kick off the new year with the New Year's Skate Jam from 2 to 5 p.m. at Kalama Skateboard Park in Kihei. Sponsored by the County of Maui Department of Parks and Recreation and presented by The Maui Skateboard Series, the free event is open to the public and will feature skateboard lessons, contests, entertainment and other activities. Arise will be playing live music and DJ?Aloha will be spinning records. All ages and skill levels are welcome; participants younger than 18 must have parents sign a waiver at the event. Helmets and protective gear are recommended. For details, call 283-8600.
'WINTERVENTION' TO SCREEN AT THE MACC
For the snow obsessed, the only resolve may be "Wintervention," a film by Warren Miller that takes snow riders on a global tour of Alaska, Norway, Canada, Antartica and beyond. Screening starts at 7:30 p.m. at MACC's Castle Theater. For more details, see Movies.
'THE FANTASTICKS' AT PROARTS IN S. MAUI
"The Fantasticks" will perform at 7:30 p.m. at the ProArts Playhouse in Kihei. See Friday's listing.
AN DEN TO PERFORM AT KAPALUA RESORT
Free entertainment at the Hyundai Tournament of Champions continues with a performance by local band An Den at about 5 p.m. at Kapalua Resort. See Thursday's listing.
SECOND SATURDAY ART AT MAUI THING
Maui Thing's Second Saturday Art, a time for keiki to explore free art activities in Wailuku, will feature a Chinese Year of the Rabbit celebration from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday with mural painting, rabbit drawing, designing Chinese fans, making dragon puppets and clay rabbits. Maui Thing is located at 7 N. Market St. For details, visit www.mauithing.com or call 249-0215.
SUNDAY, JANUARY 9
'FANTASTICKS' WILL TAKE STAGE IN KIHEI
"The Fantasticks" will perform at 2 p.m. at the ProArts Playhouse. See Friday's listing.
FREE CONCERT WITH GEORGE KAHUMOKU
The culmination of the Hyundai Tournament of Champions will be celebrated with a free performance by Grammy Award-winning musician George Kahumoku Jr. at about 5 p.m. at Kapalua Resort. See Thursday's listing.
NEW MEDIA ART WITH CHRISTOPHER WILLITS
Welcome to the world of new media art. Musician Christopher Willits fuses patterns of vibrations with sound and light in his electronic, experiential pieces. Willits will take the stage at 7 p.m. at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center's McCoy Studio Theater. Tickets are $17 in advance and $22 the day of the performance, plus applicable fees. Willits has produced 20 albums in 10 years both as a solo artist and in collaboration with Ryuichi Sakamoto, Matmos, Zach Hill and Taylor Deupree. For details and tickets, www.mauiarts.org or 242-7469.
MONDAY, JANUARY 10
'THE GIVER' SET FOR IAO THEATER STAGE
MauiOnstage's monthly One Night Only presents "The Giver," based on the Newbery Award-winning book by Lois Lowry and adapted by Eric Coble, at 6:30 p.m. at the Historic Iao Theater. The play reading will feature Bunt Burkhalter, Jennifer Rose, Don Carlson, Zeb Mehring, Eliza Wright, Kellan Welch, Steven Dascoulias and Marley Mehring. Entry is free and refreshments will be provided. For details and a synopsis of the performance, visit www.mauionstage.com.