Sunday, Dec. 29: Lily Meola at Gannon’s

Warm up the winter season with an intimate performance from Maui songbird Lily Meola this Sunday at Gannon’s in Wailea. She’s just 19, but she’s already worked with musicians like Willie Nelson and Makana. Her sultry vocals and great skills make clear she’s going places. She’ll be joined by Tom Conway on guitar and Marcus Johnson on bass. $15. 9pm. Gannon’s (100 Wailea Golf […]

Saturday, Dec. 27: Oshogatsu Traditions Dinner

The Japanese Cultural Society of Maui is inviting you to their Oshogatsu Traditions Dinner this Saturday at the Wailuku Hongwanji Social Hall. Members and guests can participate in traditional mochi pounding, cultural games, crafts and more. They will also serve the traditional New Years Eve soup Ozoni. Space is limited, so reserve your spot. $10 (members)/ $15 (non-members). 5:30pm. Wailuku Hongwanji (1828 Vineyard […]

Saturday, Dec. 27: Maui Makers presents a Family Rocket Workshop

Maui Makers presents a workshop on rocketry with Carlos Santos this Saturday at Saint Anthony’s Jr/Sr High School. The two-part class will review the basics of rockets, how they function as well as actually building one. Teams will then get a chance to launch their rockets. The hands-on class invites families for a day of […]

Saturday, Dec. 27: Hell Caminos’ 10 year Anniversary at Three’s

The punk-rock trio Hell Caminos started in Honolulu 10 years ago. Now you can catch them this Saturday at Three’s Bar and Grill in Kihei with new gear and a new EP. Consisting of Michael Camino (upright bass,) Nick Danger (guitar) and Handsome Jack (drums), the “rockabilly” group is known for giving great live performances. Joining them will […]

Friday through Tuesday, Dec. 26-30: FirstLight Film Festival

The 16th annual FirstLight: Academy Screenings festival continues at the Maui Arts and Cultural Center’s Castle Theater this Friday through Tuesday. It will feature both Hawaii premieres and official submissions for Best Foreign Language Film. This weekend’s films include Dear White People, The Gambler, Beyond the Lights, Nightcrawler and more. Days and times vary. 4-Admission Fast Pass Available. […]

Friday, Dec. 26: G Love at Charley’s in Paia

Philadelphia native Garrett Drew Dutton–also known as G Love–will be making a pitstop at Charley’s this Friday as part of his Beachside Blues Tour. With influences ranging from Bob Dylan to Run DMC, G Love has collaborated with musicians like Jack Johnson and The Avett Brothers. His newest release, “Sugar,” celebrates the Hip-Hop/blues artist’s second decade on the music […]

MauiTime Weekly’s Movie Theaters on Maui | Dec.18-24th, 2014

NEW THIS WEEK FIRST LIGHT FILM FESTIVAL- Castle Theatre hosts Maui’s academy screenings for the First Light Film Festival. Check for festival schedule and listings. ANNIE – PG – Comedy/Family – Quvenzhane Wallis plays Annie and Jamie Foxx plays the rich guy in this updated version of the venerable musical. 118 min. BIG EYES […]

MauiTime Weekly’s Maui Calendar of Events | Dec. 18-24, 2014

BIG SHOWS ON MAUI 8TH ANNUAL DEREK BEATY HOLIDAY JAZZ JAM- Thu, Dec 18. Oh yeah, Maui folks and Jazz lovers! Cheers to the 8th Annual Derek Beaty Jazz Jam on the North Shore. Get ready to jive and get down with your favorite Maui Jazz artists, and special guests The North Shore Sextet (6:30-8:30pm), […]


The preview audience in the Queen Ka’ahumanu Center theater was in especially good spirits and vocally cheerful–kind of like a pack of dwarves or elves before a great battle. But my love for Peter Jackson’s Tolkien movies ended in 2003. My annual visit with his new Hobbit trilogy has become a job obligation, not the […]