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Island Events • December 26, 2019

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Sarah Silverman is one of the guest’s at Bill Maher’s New Year’s comedy show at MACC at 8 p.m. Monday.

FRIDAY, DEC. 27

SOLO SESSIONS: STEVE EARLE AT MCCOY STUDIO

Rock/country/folk singer and songwriter Steve Earle performs at 7:30 p.m. in the McCoy Studio Theater at MACC. Earle has received 3 Grammy awards. His songs have been recorded by the likes of Johnny Cash, Waylon Jennings, Vince Gill, and Emmylou Harris. He has also appeared in film and television, and has written a novel, a play and a book of short stories. Tickets: $30, $45, $65 (plus applicable fees; 10 percent discount for MACC members)

SATURDAY, DEC. 28

WAR TO PLAY CASTLE THEATER AT MACC

JP Sears will present A Night of Conscious Comedy at 6:30 p.m. Saturday in MACC’s McCoy Studio Theater.

Multi-platinum-selling and Grammy Award winner WAR will perform at 7:30 p.m. in MACC’s Castle Theater. War has sold more than 50 million records with hits such as “Low Rider,” “Spill the Wine,” “Why Can’t We Be Friends,” “Cisco Kid,” and many others. They are Rock & Roll Hall of Fame nominees and achieved 10 Billboard Top Ten hits. This show will have a dance floor. Tickets: $15, $40, $55, $65, $85 with a limited number of $125 seats (plus applicable fees; 10 percent discount for MACC members).

A NIGHT OF CONSCIOUS COMEDY WITH JP SEARS

JP Sears – A Night of Conscious Comedy, with guest Ted Anderson, will take place at 6:30 p.m. in the McCoy Studio Theater. Sears slices through the nuances of the new age community, self-help movement, health practices in his show. Tickets: $52, $103/VIP (plus applicable fees).

SUNDAY, DEC. 29

REUNITED HAPA PLAY AT MCCOY SUDIO THEATER

HAPA will perform at 6:30 p.m. in MACC’s McCoy Studio Theater. Reuniting after 17 years, the original duo of Barry Flanagan and Keli’i Kaneali’i bring back the groundbreaking sound that established the name HAPA as one of the most recognized names in Hawaiian music. The group’s self-titled album, released in 1993, remains the No.1 selling recording by a group or duo in the history of recorded Hawaiian music. The recording swept all six categories it was nominated for at the 1994 Hawai’i Music Awards. Tickets: $35, $45, $65 (plus applicable fees).

TOM SEGURE: TAKE IT DOWN TOUR AT MACC

Tom Segura: Take It Down Tour happens at 7 p.m. in MACC’s Castle Theater. Actor/comedian/writer Segura has quickly become one of Hollywood’s most in-demand and highly regarded talents. He is best known for his Netflix specials, “Disgraceful (2018),” “Mostly Stories (2016),” and “Completely Normal (2014).” Additionally, his hit podcast, “Your Mom’s House,” which he cohosts with his wife, comedian Christina Pazsitzky, was a finalist for Best Comedy Podcast at the Stitcher Awards and profiled by VICE. Tickets: $50, $100 (plus applicable fees).

MAUI IMPROV AT THE PROARTS PLAYHOUSE

Maui Improv Players will be on stage in Kihei for a Maui Improv Jam featuring audience members who want to join in. Doors open at 6:10 p.m., show starts at 6:30. No advance ticket sales; first come, first seated. Admission is $5 per person with “bring a friend” pricing, or $10 per person.

MONDAY, DEC. 30

NEW YEAR’S COMEDY AT MACC WITH BILL MAHER

Bill Maher’s 9th annual New Year’s Comedy Extravaganza take place at 8 p.m. in MACC’S Castle Theater. Maher will be joined by special guest comedians, Sarah Silverman and Bobby Slayton. Tickets: $79.50, $99.50 (plus applicable fees).

TUESDAY, DEC. 31

STAR-STUDDED NEW YEAR’S EVE PARTY

For the 12th year running, Shep Gordon will host his star-studded New Year’s Eve party in Wailea. This year’s entertainers include Alice Cooper, Michael McDonald, Pat Simmons, Willie Nelson and Lukas Nelson, Dave Mason, Lynda Carter, Weird Al Yankovic, Nathaniel Rateliff, Pat Monahan, Willie K, Lily Meola, and Pat Simmons Jr. Held at the Wailea Beach Resort beginning at 7 p.m., the New Year’s Eve party will benefit the Maui Food Bank and the MACC. Tickets are available at nyewailea.com/.

WEDNESDAY, JAN. 1

JAZZ AT THE SHOPS ON NEW YEAR’S DAY

The Shops at Wailea will feature multi-talented Maui musician Mark Johnstone in a free “Jazz at The Shops” performance at 5:30 p.m. The keyboardist for the Grammy-nominated Mick Fleetwood Blues Band, Johnstone’s band Wavetrain plays regularly at Charley’s in Paia.