FRIDAY, NOV. 25
HOLIDAY SHOPPING AT PAIA FOURTH FRIDAY
Black Friday doesn't truly get under way until the night falls on the north shore's Paia Fourth Friday. Get a jumpstart on holiday shopping during the Maui County town party from 6 to 9 p.m., a street bash that features art, fashion, activities, live music and one-day specials at Hana Highway and Baldwin Avenue businesses. Simmer Street will play in front of Paia Bay Cafe; Charley's will host The Neverminds at 9 p.m. For more information, visit www.paiamaui.com or find Paia Town on Facebook.
Ram Dass' Thanksgiving presents Sunday Satsang
Ram Dass photo from Maui News archives.
Fourth Friday photo by Anick Violette.
Celia Canty conducting the Sing-It-Yourself Messiah at the Hyatt in Kaanapali photo by John Henry Photography.
HARVEST BALL AT THE MAUI BEACH HOTEL
Dance to the music of the Moonglow Orchestra during the Harvest Ball from 6 to 9:30 p.m. at the Maui Beach Hotel's Elleair Ballroom. Songs from the big band era, Glenn Miller, a few waltzes and a little Latin will be performed. Silent auction, no host cash bar and light pupus included. Tickets are $30 presale and $35 at the door. Sponsored by the Good Shepherd Church, the dance benefits the Ka 'Ohana Kitchen's "Feed the Hungry" program. For tickets and details, call the church at 244-4656.
GABRIEL IGLESIAS TO GET CROWD LAUGHING
Comedy Central star Gabriel Iglesias will deliver a high-octane show with a night of guaranteed laughter at 7 p.m. at Maui Arts & Cultural Center's Castle Theater. Enjoy a night of storytelling, parodies, characters and sound effects from the comic who won Comedy Central's "Favorite Comic" and "Special of the Year" honors. Iglesias' "Stand-Up Revolution" tour coincides with his Comedy Central TV show of the same name that started this fall. Tickets are $41, plus applicable fees, available at the MACC box office, www.mauiarts.org, 242-7469.
'CHRISTMAS CAROL' OPENS AT IAO THEATER
Maui OnStage presents "A Christmas Carol," Charles Dickens' holiday classic adapted by Tom Frey, at 7:30 p.m. at the Historic Iao Theater. For details, see Backstage.
SATURDAY, NOV. 26
FOOD, MUSIC, MORE AT BAILEY HOOLAULEA
Travel back in time to an old-fashioned island Christmas with "A Bailey House Christmas," a festive hoolaulea with Hawaiian and traditional holiday music, a Christmas craft market, live music and more. The event, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Bailey House Museum in Wailuku, is the annual fundraiser for the Maui Historical Society. Entertainment includes George Kahumoku, Richard Ho`opi`i, the Ukulele Pops Band of Maui, Aunty Iola Balubar and Halau Hula O Keola-Ali`iokekai, Maui Madrigal, "The Mad Bagpier" Roger McKinley and Company, and cast members from Maui OnStage's "A Christmas Carol." Kathy Collins of Mana'o Radio will emcee. Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 on Saturday; children younger than 12 are free with a paid adult. For tickets, call MHS at 244-3326.
FIRSTLIGHT DAZZLES CASTLE'S BIG SCREEN
Maui Film Festival's 2011 FirstLight screenings of some of the season's most promising award-contenders is under way at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center's Castle Theater. "Harry Potter & The Deathly Hallows Part 2 plays at 2 p.m.; "The Ides of March" plays at 5 p.m.; "The Lady" plays at 7:30 p.m. For details, see Movies.
TOM SCOTT, BRITTNI PAIVA PLAY W. MAUI
Tom Scott and Brittni Paiva perform at 7 p.m at The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua. For more information, including details on their Sunday morning show, see Maui Beat.
'IN LOVE WITH THE MYSTERY' UPCOUNTRY
Acclaimed flutist Paul Horn and his wife, author/singer Ann Mortifee, will perform during "In Love With the Mystery, an evening of live music, song and storytelling from their travels to Nepal, Tibet, India and Africa, at 7 p.m. at Makawao Union Church. For details, see Maui Beat.
'A CHRISTMAS CAROL' PLAYING IN WAILUKU
Maui OnStage's "A Christmas Carol" takes the stage at 7:30 p.m. at the Historic Iao Theater. See Friday's listing.
SUNDAY, NOV. 27
RAM DASS PRESENTS SUNDAY SATSANG
Relax into Ram Dass' Thanksgiving Sunday Satsang, an afternoon of music, meditation, contemplations, insights and laughs, at 3 p.m. at The Studio Maui in Haiku. The annual event, now in its sixth year, features music by special guests Sri Kirtan, with Daniel Paul and Gerit Williams. And an Indian feast provided by Monsoon Indian Restaurant is included. Suggested donation is $20. The Sunday Satsang helps benefit the Maui Food Bank's holiday food drive; bring canned and/or boxed food donations. For more information, visit www.thestudiomaui.com or call 575-9390.
'A CHRISTMAS CAROL' TAKES THE IAO STAGE
"A Christmas Carol" will be presented at 3 p.m. at Historic Iao Theater. See Friday's listing.
'SING-IT-YOURSELF' HOLIDAY TRADITION
Mark the start of the holiday season with the Christmas tradition "Sing-It-Yourself Messiah," a community singing event at 4 p.m. at Kihei Baptist Chapel. Join scores of others in choruses of Handel's masterpiece with music by a 12-piece chamber orchestra conducted by Celia Canty. Presented by Maui Choral Arts Association, the event features guest artist solos and a performance by Suzuki Maui students; and The Maui Concert Chorus and University of Hawaii-Maui College Chorus. The first half of the evening is Part 1 of Handel's "Messiah," and the second half features traditional Christmas carols. Scores to borrow will be available at the door. Tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for youth (18 and younger) and students with ID, available online at www.MauiChoralArts.org, by calling Brown Paper Tickets, (800) 838-3006, and at Topaz Goldsmith in Dolphin Plaza, Kihei.
REO SPEEDWAGON TO ROCK CASTLE THEATER
REO Speedwagon rocks the stage at 7:30 p.m. at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center's Castle Theater. For details, see Maui Beat.
WEDNESDAY, NOV. 30
'GEORGIA O'KEEFEE'S HAWAI'I' FREE TALK
A free talk by "Georgia O'Keeffe's Hawai'i" author Patricia Jennings will be held at 6 p.m. at Maui Arts & Cultural Center's Higashi Meeting Room. At age 12 in 1939, Jennings and her family hosted Georgia O'Keeffe in Hana; the connection with the famous artist would last a lifetime and span various adventures and tours around the Valley Isle. Jennings, now 85, will read from her book, "Georgia O'Keeffe's Hawai'i," and show photos from that period as well as O'Keeffe's Hawaii paintings. For details, www.mauiarts.org.