THURSDAY, DEC. 1
MARK WORLD AIDS DAY AT AMBROSIA
Remember loved ones lost to HIV / AIDS and donate to Maui Aids Foundation's local efforts during the nonprofit's commemoration ceremony marking World AIDS Day. The ceremony is from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at Ambrosia in Kihei. Live music by Jessica Rabbitt and Kanoa from 6:30 to 9 p.m.; dancing with DJ La Rage from 10 p.m. to close. For details, call the foundation at 242-4900 or visit www.mauiaids.org.
Haleakala Waldorf Holiday Faire’s Father Christmas is portrayed by Marty Adler; photo provided by the school.
CHRIS ISAAK PLAYS AT CASTLE THEATER
Chris Isaak will perform at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center's Castle Theater at 7:30 tonight. For details, see Maui Beat.
HOLIDAY SLAM FOR NAUGHTY AND NICE
The naughty and nice are invited to Maui Slam Poetry's first Holiday Slam at 9:30 tonight at Casanova in Makawao. Entry is free with a donation to the Maui Food Bank. Holiday attire - serious or silly - is encouraged. Dance to elf DJ SID and check out festive visual alchemy by Douglas Deboer.
FRIDAY, DEC. 2
SEABURY'S HOLIDAY PARTY AND CONCERT
Seabury Hall presents its 21st annual Christmas Party/Performing Arts Concert at 7 tonight and Saturday in the Performance Studio. For details, see Backstage.
THE GREEN RELEASES CD WITH MACC SHOW
Hawaii's The Green will play a concert at 7 p.m. Friday at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center pavilion and courtyard. Their debut CD rocketed onto Billboard's 2010 Year-End Top 10 Reggae Chart, was honored as iTunes' Reggae Album of the Year, won Best Reggae Album at the 2011 Na Hoku Hanohano Awards and has sold more than 20,000 copies. Now, The Green releases its follow-up album, "Ways & Means," and kicks off a U.S. tour. Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 on show day, plus applicable fees, available from the MACC box office or website.
'CHRISTMAS CAROL' PLAYS 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 the review.
SATURDAY, DEC. 3
HALEAKALA WALDORF 26TH HOLIDAY FAIRE
Festive crafts, food, keiki activities, live entertainment and more are in store at the 26th annual Haleakala Waldorf School's Holiday Faire. The festival, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the school's Kula campus, will feature handcrafted items from more than 75 of Maui's artists and artisans. Admission is $3 for adults; children younger than 12 are free. For details, call 878-2511 or visit www.waldorfmaui.org.
GIVING, MUSIC, MORE AT LOKAHI PROJECT
Ring in holiday cheer when Santa and the annual statewide Lokahi Giving Project donation drive arrive at Lahaina Cannery Mall. Volunteers will collect donations, gift cards and unwrapped gifts from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., with live music and entertainment throughout the day, including Na Kamalii O Ke Akua at 10:15 a.m.; Michael Kollwitz at 11:15 a.m.; Erin Smith at 12:15 p.m.; Na Kamalii Nani O Lahaina at 1:15 p.m.; King Kamehameha Band at 2:15 p.m. and Sacred Hearts School at 3:15 p.m. For details on Lokahi, visit Lokahi GivingProject.org.
11TH ANNUAL BANYAN TREE LIGHTING EVENT
Lahaina Town Action Committee presents the 11th annual Lighting of the Banyan Tree celebration, which kicks off from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. The free event features keiki activities, Hawaiian music, arts, crafts and the lighting of the historic tree at 6:30 p.m. For details, visitlahaina.com.
EKOLU PLAYS A FREE SHOW IN SOUTH MAUI
Ekolu, one of Maui's favorite local bands, will perform a free concert from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. today at Piilani Village Shopping Center in Kihei. Photos with Santa will be offered for free to the first 150 keiki.
'LEI OF ALOHA 5' AT OLD WAILUKU INN
Tour the historic Old Wailuku Inn and celebrate in the style of 1930s Hawaii during "Lei of Aloha 5," a benefit for Hokulani Holt's halau hula, Pa'u O Hi'iaka. The event, from 1 to 4 p.m., features music and hula by the halau, readings of Don Blanding's poems and traditional craft demonstrations. Light snacks and beverages will be served. Tickets are $25.
'WILLIE WONDERLAND' AT CASTLE THEATER
Willie K's "Willie Wonderland" comes to the Maui Arts & Cultural Center's Castle Theater at 7:30 p.m. 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, DEC. 4
W. MAUI BANYAN TREE LIGHTING CONTINUES
The Lighting of the Banyan Tree continues in Lahaina from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. See Saturday's listing.
HERITAGE FILM FEST AT MCCOY THEATER
Heritage Film Festival: Kaho-'olawe Aloha 'Aina kicks off at 3 p.m. in the Maui Arts & Cultural Center's McCoy Studio Theater. For details, see Movies.
'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.
'HOLIDAY POPS' KICKS OFF CASTLE CONCERT
Maui Pops Orchestra presents "Holiday Pops" with special guest Amy Hanaiali'i at 3:30 p.m. at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center's Castle Theater. For details, see Maui Beat.
'SWEETWATER' SETS SCREENING IN HAIKU
"Sweetwater," written, produced and directed by Maui resident Marci Winters, will screen at 5 p.m. at The Temple of Peace in Haiku. For details, see Movies.
MONDAY, DEC. 5
KRISHNA DAS PLAYS AT MAKAWAO UNION
Krishna Das plays at 7 p.m. at Makawao Union Church. For details, see Maui Beat.
WEDNESDAY, DEC. 7
'MOUNTAIN,' 'TAYLOR' DOUBLE FEATURE SET
Maui filmmaker Tom Vendetti's "When the Mountain Calls: Nepal Tibet Bhutan" returns to the Maui Arts & Center in a special double feature with "Taylor Camp: 1969-1977" at 6 p.m. at McCoy Studio Theater. For details, see Movies.