THURSDAY, DEC. 8
FREE W. MAUI SHOW WITH TONGA CHOIR
Enjoy the harmonious voices of the Free Church of Tonga's Choir during a free concert at the Baldwin home lawn from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The men and women of Lahaina's Free Church of Tonga Choir will help get you into the spirit as they sprinkle their performance of traditional cultural songs with a few holiday favorites. The show is part of the ongoing Hawaiian Music Series, presented by The Lahaina Restoration Foundation. Visit lahainarestoration.org.
'A Symphony of Carols' * Kihei
Celia Canty conducts the Maui Concert Chorus and the UH Maui College Chorus at MCAA’s annual Christmas concert 2010; photo by Ryan Arbour.
JAKE SHIMABUKURO 'SOLO' SHOW RETURNS
Ukulele virtuoso Jake Shima-bukuro returns to the MACC's McCoy Studio Theater for a Solo Sessions show at 7:30 tonight. See Maui Beat.
POWER UP COMEDY SHOW IN MAKAWAO
Power Up Comedy, hosted by Chino LaForge and featuring Teresa Sickels, Doug Wyckoff, Jose Solorzano and Dr. Titanium, takes the stage at 10 p.m. at Casanova in Makawao. For details, see Backstage.
FRIDAY, DEC. 9
MAUI FRIDAY TOWN PARTY ON FRONT ST.
The west side is where's it's at this week for Lahaina's version of the Maui Friday Town Parties, weekly street parties around the isle. Celebrate the holiday spirit with carolers, refreshments and activities from 4 to 10 p.m along Front Street. While live music will be playing at many of the Front Street venues, Campbell Park will have entertainment by area nonprofit organizations, along with food booths. Don't miss trees decorated by the Lahaina Merchants members to donate to the needy; vote for your favorite for a chance to win a Trilogy excursion. For details, visitlahaina.com.
KIHEI CHARTER'S 'DR. SEUSS' TAKES STAGE
Kihei Charter High School's Drama Club presents "Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas" at 7 p.m. in the school auditorium. See Backstage.
PROARTS PRESENTS 'RUTHLESS!' MUSICAL
"Ruthless! The Musical" by Joal Paley and Marvin Laird opens at 7:30 p.m. at the ProArts Playhouse in Kihei. For details, see Backstage.
DANIEL BERNARD ROUMAIN AT MACC
Haitian-American violinist Daniel Bernard Roumain makes his Maui debut at 7:30 p.m. in Castle Theater. For details, see Maui Beat.
STELLA BLUES MARKS 20TH ANNIVERSARY
Stella Blues Cafe celebrates its 20th anniversary from 8 p.m. to midnight with Dr. Nat, Ahumanu, Rand Coon & Randall Rospond, Cyrus Clarke, Tom Cherry, Danyel Alana and Kathy Collins. see Maui Beat.
'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. See Backstage.
SATURDAY, DEC. 10
MAKAWAO PRESENTS 5TH HOLIDAY EVENT
Makawao town presents its fifth annual Holiday Celebration from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Shops will be opening at 10 a.m. with deals and refreshments; restaurants will be offering specials for lunch and dinner. At 11 a.m., the Seabury Marching Band brings Santa into town; from noon to 4 p.m., children may paint the town's largest mural; carolers will sing from noon to 5 p.m.; Piiholo Stables pony rides, photos with Santa, garland making, music and more will be offered from noon to 4 p.m.; KKHS jazz band will play from 3 to 4 p.m.; Kalama Ukulele Group will play from 5:30 to 6 p.m.; Aunty Rose will host the Star Lighting Ceremony at 5:30 p.m.
HYATT'S 'HO'OKIPA' NIGHT HEATING UP
Hyatt Regency Maui Resort and Spa presents its third annual Ho'okipa Reach for the Stars from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. in Hyatt's Grand Ballroom. Local companies are invited to experience a night of music with Jimmy Mac and the Kool Kats, dining and Vegas-style entertainment. Guests can test their luck in Sin City-style with Texas Hold'em, roulette, craps, blackjack and other casino game favorites. For tickets and accommodation specials, call 667-4430.
SING WITH 'SYMPHONY OF CAROLS' IN KIHEI
Maui Choral Arts Association presents its annual Christmas concert, "A Symphony of Carols," at 7 p.m. at Kihei Baptist Chapel. This joyful evening of music includes songs from Africa, West Indies, Pacific islands, Israel, France and Germany - all in their original languages and accompanied by traditional instruments. Favorites such as "Joy to the World," "Let It Snow" and "Rudolph" will be performed, and the audience is invited to sing some of the carols. Celia Canty conducts the Maui Concert Chorus and UH Maui College Chorus, with a petite orchestra of musicians and special guest soloist Robert E. Wills. Tickets are $20 for adults; $10 for youth 18 and younger and students with ID; available at MauiChoralArts. org, by calling Brown Paper Tickets (800) 838-3006, and at Topaz Goldsmith in Dolphin Plaza, Kihei.
DR. SEUSS' GRINCH AT KIHEI CHARTER SCHOOL
"Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas" plays at 7 p.m. in the Kihei Charter High School auditorium. See Friday's listing.
BOYZ II MEN PLAY AT CASTLE THEATER
Boyz ll Men perform at 7:30 p.m. in Castle Theater at the MACC. For details, see Maui Beat.
'DUENDE' NIGHT OF BELLY DANCE IN HANA
Honolulu-based Tribal Fusion Belly Dance Troupe and Shakti Dance Movement presents "Duende," an evening of belly dance featuring dancers Zoe Jakes and Kami Liddle at 7:30 p.m. in the Uma Uti studio at the Halemano Retreat Center, Hana. Admission is $10 at the door, children 12 and under are free.
PROARTS' 'RUTHLESS! THE MUSICAL! PLAYS
"Ruthless! The Musical" takes the stage at 7:30 p.m. in Kihei. See Friday's listing.
'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.
STAND-UP COMEDY SHOW AT STELLA'S
Power Up Comedy takes the stage at 10 p.m. at Stella Blues Cafe in Kihei. See Thursday's listing.
SUNDAY, DEC. 11
'RUTHLESS' TAKES THE STAGE IN SOUTH MAUI
"Ruthless! The Musical" plays at 3 p.m. in Kihei. See Friday's listing.
'THE GRINCH' PLAYS AT KIHEI CHARTER
"Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas" plays at 5 p.m. at Kihei Charter High School. See Friday's listing.
STEVE MILLER BAND, DAVE MASON AT MACC
The Steve Miller Band and Dave Mason perform at 7 p.m. at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center's Yokouchi Pavilion/Amphitheater. See Maui Beat.
MONDAY, DEC. 12
ONO! PRESENTS ITS HOLIDAY SPECIAL
Maui OnStage continues its monthly free theater series ONO! with "Every Christmas Story Ever Told (And Then Some)" at 6:30 p.m. at the Historic Iao Theater. see Backstage.
TUESDAY, DEC. 13
CAROLING, COCOA AT ROSELANI PLACE
Roselani Place will host "Caroling, Cocoa, and Cookies," a community singalong with cocoa, coffee and cookies, from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Kahului facility. Join the Roselani Place residents around the Christmas tree with professional pianist, Anne Ku. All ages are welcome; admission is free. For details or to volunteer, call 871-7720.
WEDNESDAY, DEC. 14
FIRSTLIGHT FILMS AT CASTLE THEATER
FirstLight screens "Rango" at 2 p.m., "Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy at 5 p.m. and "Young Adult" at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at Maui Arts & Cultural Center's Castle Theater. For details and descriptions, see FirstLight.