Island Events • December 6, 2018

Featured events this week

Scuba Santa • Tonight at MOC, Maalaea; courtesy Maui Ocean Center.

THURSDAY, DEC. 6

POETS REIGN AT ‘GREEN ROOM’ LITERARY SALON

An evening with former poetry editor Matthew Zapruder and MacArthur Fellow Lewis Hyde, part of the Merwin Conservancy’s “Green Room” series, begins at 7 p.m. in McCoy Studio Theater at Maui Arts & Cultural Center in Kahului. An audience Q&A, book fair and refreshments follow in a courtyard reception. Tickets for the “Green Room” are $25, with a $10 rate for students with a valid ID. For tickets and more information, go to the box office, call 242-7469 or visit www.mauiarts.org.

FIND STREET MARKET FUN CARE OF UH-MAUI COLLEGE

Check out the Maui Street Market, sponsored by UH – Maui College and presented by the Maui Food Technology Center, from 5 to 9 p.m. at the UH-Maui College campus, 310 W. Kaahumanu Ave., in Kahului. Enjoy food trucks, live entertainment, Hawaiian music, vendors, UH-Maui student services and more. Admission and parking are free. For more information, visit www.mauisundaymarket.com.

Na Wai ‘Eha musical group • Friday at Wailuku Town Party; The Maui News file photo.

JOIN ‘SEA-SON OF GIVING’ AT MAUI OCEAN CENTER

Support local environmental causes and nonprofits during Maui Ocean Center’s annual holiday shopping experience, “Sea-son of Giving,” from 6 to 9 p.m. at the MOC campus in Maalaea. Take photos with Santa, enjoy live music by the Maui Community Band, Maui Madrigales and The Chop Suey Jazz Orchestra, peruse wares from dozens of Maui vendors and more, including MOC’s unique holiday tradition — a visit from Scuba Santa in the Open Ocean exhibit. General admission is $15 or $9.95 when booked online or with a donation of one unwrapped, new toy or a five-pound bag of rice. For more information, call 270-7059 or visit www.mauioceancenter.com.

FRIDAY, DEC. 7

‘DISNEY’S ALADDIN JR.’ CONCLUDING WEEKEND

ProArts Youth Theater concludes “Disney’s Aladdin JR.” this weekend with performances at 7 p.m. tonight and Saturday at the ProArts Playhouse in Azeka Place Makai in Kihei. Tickets are $15 for adults and $8 for students 16 and younger. For more information or to purchase tickets for any ProArts event, call 463-6550 or visit www.proartsmaui.com.

CATCH ‘ELF THE MUSICAL’ BEFORE FANTASY FADES

The fun-for-the-whole-family holiday favorite, “Elf the Musical” finishes its popular run with performances at 7:30 p.m. tonight and Saturday and matinee performances at 2 p.m. Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday at the Historic Iao Theater in Wailuku. Tickets range from $20 to $40. To purchase tickets, call 242-6969 or order online at www.mauionstage.com.

HIT WAILUKU TOWN PARTY FOR HOLIDAY FESTIVITIES

Enjoy food booths and trucks, arts and crafts, shopping and entertainment from 6 to 9 p.m. on Market Street as Wailuku celebrates the holidays with “Wailuku Kalikimaka” town party. Highlights include entertainment by Na Wai ‘Eha and the Natalie Nicole Band, plus Lei Kalikimaka Christmas Wreath, Christmas with Cats art exhibit, toy drive and more. Admission is free. For more information, visit www.mauifridays.com.

SATURDAY, DEC. 8

SCORE HOLIDAY LOOT AT HONGWANJI MISSION SALE

Kahului Hongwanji Mission’s Winter Yard Sale offers a country store, plants, baked goods, onolicious food and plenty of rummage items to enhance your holiday shopping sprees from 7 to 11 a.m. at the mission on 291 S. Puunene Ave. For more information, call 871-4732 or email kahului-hongwanji@hawaii.rr.com.

TEENS VIE FOR CROWN IN CHRYSANTHEMUM FEST

High school students compete in the 66th Chrysanthemum Festival — a Japanese cultural event that raises funds for scholarships and Maui’s Sons and Daughters of the Nisei Veterans’ programs — beginning with exhibits and entertainment at 4:30 p.m., dinner at 6 p.m. and the main event at 7 p.m. at the Velma McWayne Santos Community Center in Wailuku. Admission is free; dinner tickets are $15. For tickets, information or contributions, call 249-2163.

SUNDAY, DEC. 9

MAUI YOUTH PERFORM WINTER CONCERT 2018

Students perform various selections as the Maui Youth Philharmonic Orchestra takes the stage at 3 p.m. at H.P. Baldwin Auditorium in Wailuku for Winter Concert 2018. Admission is free. For more information, visit www.mauiyouthphilharmonic.org or call 283-6723.

MONDAY, DEC. 10

ONO SPECIAL HOLIDAY PRESENTATION AT IAO

Maui OnStage presents a free family-friendly Christmas program featuring holiday songs and readings that begins at 6:30 p.m. (doors open at 6:15 p.m.) at the Historic Iao Theater in Wailuku. Unwrapped toy donations for Friends of the Childrens Justice Center are gratefully accepted but not required for admission. For more information, call 283-4570 or visit www.mauionstage.com.

TUESDAY, DEC. 11

HAWAIIAN SONG, ART YOUTH COMPETITION

Na Mele O Maui, a county-wide Hawaiian song and art competition for local youth, takes place from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Castle Theater at the MACC. Admission is free. For information, visit www.mauiarts.org.

WEDNESDAY, DEC. 12

TAKE PART IN INAUGURAL HOLIDAY FRIENDSHIP JAM

The Maui Holiday Friendship Jam, presented by Best Buddies Hawaii, features music by Amy Hanaiali’i and Kanekoa with Vince Esquire from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Historic Iao Theater, with an after-party from 8 to 10 p.m. at Wai Bar in Wailuku.

Tickets are $20 for students, $30 for general admission, and $40 VIP which includes a Wai Bar after-party with drinks and heavy pupu. To reserve tickets online, visit www.bestbuddies.org/maui-friendship-jam.

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