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 […]

Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 20-21: The Maui Chamber Orchestra Christmas Concert

The Maui Chamber Orchestra returns to the Iao Theatre for two Christmas shows this Saturday (7:30pm) and Sunday (3pm). Featuring one of the world’s favorite holiday orchestral works, Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto No. 4, guests will get to enjoy a collaboration between the orchestra and the Maui Masterworks Chorale. Special guests include Emily Haswell and Juilliard-trained Big Island […]

Saturday, Dec. 20: Hawaiian Holidaze at Bailey House Museum

The Bailey House Museum invites you to a Hawaiian Holidaze this Saturday. It’s a benefit for Maui Family Support Services and guests are welcome to enjoy dinner, a silent auction and a no-host bar. Stroll  the museum between 5:30-6:30pm with a guided tour at 6pm. Finish up your holiday shopping while supporting MFSS and their continued […]

Saturday, Dec. 20: Kimo Nevius’ Festivus

Returning for his annual Festivus concert is singer/songwriter Kimo Nevius. This year he’s setting up shop at Rita’s. Join the folk musician for an evening of holiday favorites including his recently released single, “Keep the Holidays.” Themes of sarcasm, frustration and celebration often arise in Nevius’ material. Come see what he has up his sleeve this season. Free. […]

Saturday, Dec. 20: The Lim Ohana @MauiArtsCulture

Celebrate the holidays with Hawaiian music royalty. Yes, the Lim Ohana will play this Saturday at the Maui Arts and Cultural Center. The Big Island natives will serenade guests Hawaiian-style. Recording their first album in 1977, the family has been performing great music ever since. $12-$45. 7:30pm. The Maui Arts and Cultural Center, Castle Theater (One Cameron Way, […]

Saturday, Dec. 20: Chino LaForge at the Maui Theatre

Stretch your cheek muscles and brace yourself for Power Up Comedy’s Chino LaForge this Saturday at the Maui Theatre. The show will feature Sonny Dennis and will open with performances from Isaiah Izzy Coatney, Vince Foti, Corky Gardner and Chris Rose. Voted Maui’s Best Comedian two consecutive years in a row, Chino LaForge has been a pioneer in […]

Friday, Dec. 19: Santa Arrives at Ka’anapali Beach

Here comes Santa Claus on an outrigger canoe, complete with his paddling reindeer! Kama’aina and visitors alike are invited to welcome Santa when he comes ashore at Ka’anapali Beach this Friday (he’ll land in front of Hula Grill). Bring your camera and snap a photo with the Jolly Old Saint Nicholas. Keiki will be able to decorate […]

Friday, Dec. 19: Makawao Third Friday


Put on an extra layer for Makawao Third Friday‘s Winter Wonderland Town Party. The evening will start with live music from the Seabury Hall carolers and Shea Derrick & The Cream. You can grab a bite at local food vendors and restaurants while checking your list twice at local merchants and vendors. Maui Hands will host a keiki poetry, […]