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December/ Kekemapa
2013

Fri, Nov 29 - Sun, Dec 15

"Scrooge the Musical," Iao Theater, Wailuku

Tickets available at the Maui OnStage Box Office (808) 242-6969, and online at www.mauionstage.com.

Sun, Dec 1

"Early Season Whalewatch Cruise," Pacific Whale Foundation, Lahaina and Ma'alaea Harbors

2-4 pm. For information, call 249-8811, ext 1.

"Harps & Horns," MACC, Kahului

7:30 pm, Castle Theater. Celebrate the Christmas Season with the sound of harps, horns and voice! The Festival of Harps is back this season in concert with the Maui Community Band and the Maui Madrigale. For tickets: www.mauiarts.org or call 242-SHOW (7469)

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Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri, Sat, Dec 2 - Dec 31

"Free Onsite Coral Reef Naturalist Program," Pacific Whale Foundation, Wailea's Ulua Beach

Learn the names of the fish you've seen while snorkeling with the help of a knowledgeable Pacific Whale Foundation naturalist at Pacific Whale Foundation's free Coral Reef Information Station. A great place to visit if you're new to snorkeling in Hawaii. Learn how you can help protect the reef as you explore it! Sponsored by the Hawaii Tourism Authority. Available Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, 8 am until 11:30 am. For information, call 249-8811, ext 1.

Tue, Wed, Thu, Dec 3 - Dec 26

"Garden Tours," Maui Nui Botanical Gardens, Kahului

Tue, Wed and Thu 10:00 am to 11:30 am, enjoy a volunteer lead tour of Maui Nui Botanical Gardens (150 Kanaloa Avenue, Kahului). Tours cover the natural history, conservation and ethnobotanical uses of native Hawaiian and Polynesian introduced plants as well as the Gardens' projects in these areas. Tours are free with a suggested donation of $5 per person, by appointment only. For more information or to make a reservation, please call 808-249-2798.

Fri, Dec 6

"Tower of Power," MACC, Kahului

7:30 pm, Castle Theater. Long considered one of the greatest horn sections ever, Tower of Power band members have collectively and individually recorded with most of the legends of rock, funk, blues, soul and jazz. For tickets: www.mauiarts.org or call 242-SHOW (7469)

Sat, Dec 7

"Christmas Light Parade and Ho'olaule'a," Kaunakakai, Molokai

Santa comes to Kaunakakai with the annual Christmas Light Parade, which features only-on-Molokai floats and marching units. The ho'olaule'a follows the parade with music and entertainment. Plus, contests for best Christmas tree, best holiday dessert, best ornament and more.

Sat-Sun, Dec 7-8

"Holiday Lighting of the Banyan Tree," Lahaina

15th anniversary of the lighting of Lahaina's historic Banyan Tree, lighted Saturday with thousands of Christmas lights for the entire holiday season. Santa Claus makes an island-style appearance, and community choirs sing Christmas carols. See the World Culture Exchange Hula performances on stage. Kids' holiday festivities including art activities, cookie decorating workshops, and photos with a Hawaiian snowman. Holiday arts and crafts fair, and Hawaiian musical entertainment. Free admission.

Sun, Dec 8

"Holiday Pops! with Maui Pops Orchestra," MACC, Kahului

3 pm, Castle Theater. Join the Maui Pops for a program of holiday favorites titled "Peace On Earth" For tickets: www.mauiarts.org or call 242-SHOW (7469)

"Whale Photo Safari," Pacific Whale Foundation, Lahaina Harbor

8-11 am. Whether you are a novice or an experienced photographer, this unique hands-on adventure will help you learn and practice expert techniques for photographing whales and other wildlife. Bring your own digital camera and learn to get the best results from whatever model you currently own. During your three hour cruise, you値l discover the most effective camera settings for our local conditions at sea. You値l also learn about and have the opportunity to use proven digital photo techniques to maximize each opportunity presented by the whales that you encounter. We'll also take a break from photography to drop an underwater hydrophone into the water to listen to live whale songs. For information, call 249-8811, ext 1.

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Wed, Dec 11

"Whale Photo Safari," Pacific Whale Foundation, Ma'alaea Harbor

3:30-6:30 pm. Whether you are a novice or an experienced photographer, this unique hands-on adventure will help you learn and practice expert techniques for photographing whales and other wildlife. Bring your own digital camera and learn to get the best results from whatever model you currently own. During your three hour cruise, you値l discover the most effective camera settings for our local conditions at sea. You値l also learn about and have the opportunity to use proven digital photo techniques to maximize each opportunity presented by the whales that you encounter. We'll also take a break from photography to drop an underwater hydrophone into the water to listen to live whale songs. For information, call 249-8811, ext 1.

Fri, Dec 13

"Moonlight Tidepool Exploration," Mana Kai Resort, South Kihei

Meet fascinating creatures that roam Hawaii's tidepools at night during a Moonlight Tidepool Exploration with Pacific Whale Foundation's education team. For people ages 6 and over. $15 per adult and $7 per child. Co-sponsored by Mana Kai Maui Resort. 6:00 pm. For information, call Pacific Whale Foundation at (808) 249-8811 ext. 1 or follow this link to book online: http://www.pacificwhale.org/content/moonlight-tidepool-exploration-0

Sat, Dec 14

"Willie Kalikimaka," MACC, Kahului

7:30 pm, Castle Theater. Enjoy the holidays Hawaiian style with Willie K and his band in a thrilling evening of celebratory music! A multiple Na Hoku Hanohano Award-winner, guitar virtuoso, gifted vocalist and prolific songwriter, Maui-born Willie Kahaiali`i, aka Willie K, is famous for his extraordinary live performances. For tickets: www.mauiarts.org or call 242-SHOW (7469)

Sat, Dec 14 - Wed, Dec 25

"The 12 Days of FISH-mas," Maui Ocean Center, Ma'alaea Harbor

9am-5pm. Join us December 14-25 as we count down the 12 Days of FISH-mas! There will be holiday-themed food and drinks at Hale Mea Ono coffee cart and Seascape Ma疎laea Restaurant, plus lots of Christmas cheer when Scuba Claus and his sidekick Elf make special visits to the Aquarium. Don稚 miss these interactive presentations from Scuba Claus, at 11am, and Elf, at 3pm, at the Open Ocean exhibit. Scuba Claus and Elf will wear special dive masks that allow them to speak with the audience, so have your wish list ready! Cost included with aquarium admission.

Sun, Dec 15

"Whale Photo Safari," Pacific Whale Foundation, Lahaina Harbor

8-11 am. Whether you are a novice or an experienced photographer, this unique hands-on adventure will help you learn and practice expert techniques for photographing whales and other wildlife. Bring your own digital camera and learn to get the best results from whatever model you currently own. During your three hour cruise, you値l discover the most effective camera settings for our local conditions at sea. You値l also learn about and have the opportunity to use proven digital photo techniques to maximize each opportunity presented by the whales that you encounter. We'll also take a break from photography to drop an underwater hydrophone into the water to listen to live whale songs. For information, call 249-8811, ext 1.

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Wed, Dec 18

"Whale Photo Safari," Pacific Whale Foundation, Ma'alaea Harbor

3:30-6:30 pm. Whether you are a novice or an experienced photographer, this unique hands-on adventure will help you learn and practice expert techniques for photographing whales and other wildlife. Bring your own digital camera and learn to get the best results from whatever model you currently own. During your three hour cruise, you値l discover the most effective camera settings for our local conditions at sea. You値l also learn about and have the opportunity to use proven digital photo techniques to maximize each opportunity presented by the whales that you encounter. We'll also take a break from photography to drop an underwater hydrophone into the water to listen to live whale songs. For information, call 249-8811, ext 1.

Wed, Dec 18 - Sun, Jan 5

"FirstLight 2013 Academy Screenings on Maui," MACC, Kahului

Come early for meals, conversation and music by DJ Ged in Yokouchi Pavilion Courtyard. Tickets: $15/ single, $48/ 4-Film VIP FastPass  (4 admissions). For tickets: www.mauiarts.org or call 242-SHOW (7469)

Sun, Dec 22

"Whale Photo Safari," Pacific Whale Foundation, Lahaina Harbor

8-11 am. Whether you are a novice or an experienced photographer, this unique hands-on adventure will help you learn and practice expert techniques for photographing whales and other wildlife. Bring your own digital camera and learn to get the best results from whatever model you currently own. During your three hour cruise, you値l discover the most effective camera settings for our local conditions at sea. You値l also learn about and have the opportunity to use proven digital photo techniques to maximize each opportunity presented by the whales that you encounter. We'll also take a break from photography to drop an underwater hydrophone into the water to listen to live whale songs. For information, call 249-8811, ext 1.

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Wed, Dec 25

"Whale Photo Safari," Pacific Whale Foundation, Ma'alaea Harbor

3:30-6:30 pm. Whether you are a novice or an experienced photographer, this unique hands-on adventure will help you learn and practice expert techniques for photographing whales and other wildlife. Bring your own digital camera and learn to get the best results from whatever model you currently own. During your three hour cruise, you値l discover the most effective camera settings for our local conditions at sea. You値l also learn about and have the opportunity to use proven digital photo techniques to maximize each opportunity presented by the whales that you encounter. We'll also take a break from photography to drop an underwater hydrophone into the water to listen to live whale songs. For information, call 249-8811, ext 1.

Sun, Dec 29

"Whale Photo Safari," Pacific Whale Foundation, Lahaina Harbor

8-11 am. Whether you are a novice or an experienced photographer, this unique hands-on adventure will help you learn and practice expert techniques for photographing whales and other wildlife. Bring your own digital camera and learn to get the best results from whatever model you currently own. During your three hour cruise, you値l discover the most effective camera settings for our local conditions at sea. You値l also learn about and have the opportunity to use proven digital photo techniques to maximize each opportunity presented by the whales that you encounter. We'll also take a break from photography to drop an underwater hydrophone into the water to listen to live whale songs. For information, call 249-8811, ext 1.

 

 

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2011

Sun, Dec 18

"A Christmas Concerto with Harp, Choir, Soprano and Organ,"Makawao Union Church, Makawao

3 pm. Enjoy enchanting Christmas Carols and classical selections by Bach, Mozart, Caccini and others performed by outstanding Maui musicians at the Makawao Union Church, December 18, 2011 starting at 3:00 pm. Suggested Donation at the door $10. More information under http://harpisttatyana.com/Concerts.html

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2010

Mon, Nov 22 - Fri, Dec 24

"Hui Holidays," Hui No'eau Visual Arts Center, Makawao

Our annual holiday event featuring the works of Hui artists from jewelry, ceramics, prints, fiber, photography, paintings, and much, much more. Hui Holidays shopping begins November 23rd. Shop for exclusive treasures to share with family and friends while you enjoy the historic Hui No`eau Visual Arts Center. Join us for our open house on December 5th with our famous wreaths and HuiPress calendars.

"Soul Motion: Compassion Fri Intro," The Studio, Haiku

6-9 pm. $40. Understanding that Love is all, Soul Motion's guiding principle is the removal of obstacles that prevent us from seeing the connection between light and dark, affirmed and estranged, and we practice acceptance of what is without agendas. We learn to see and be seen as Love regardless of individual personality. Students are invited to live their life from inspiration, rather than memory.

"Christmas Star-Gazing Cruise," Pacific Whale Foundation, Lahaina Harbor

7:30 pm. Experience the enchantment of Maui's velvet night sky on this stargazing cruise with Pacific Whale Foundation Eco-Adventures. Here in Hawaii, the most remote island chain in the world, you'll experience brilliant stars from an optimal vantage point. This cruise is narrated by special guest Harriett Witt, an international award winning astronomy writer and speaker, known for her entertaining and informative commentary on the stars. Her writing has been featured in publications such as Sky & Telescope, and Spirit of Aloha. She has been giving colorful and informative presentations on astronomy in Hawaii since 1990 and teaching "Making Friends With the Night Sky" classes at Maui Community College since 1992. Great hot and cold appetizers, and drinks. Adults $53.95, Children 3-12 $35.95. For reservations, call (808) 249-8811, ext 1.

"Holly Jolly Christmas Party, Maui Car Show," Kula Community Center, Kula

12 noon. Potluck, bingo, games and door prizes.

"Nutcracker Sweets," Maui Theatre, Lahaina

3:00 and 7:00 pm. Maui Academy of Performing Arts (MAPA) presents Nutcracker Sweets, a delightful, family-friendly ballet based on the holiday classic. Nutcracker Sweets runs two performances only at the Maui Theatre in Lahaina on Sunday, December 5, 2010 at 3:00 pm and 7:00 pm. Tickets are $20 for adults, $17 for children (12 and under). For tickets, call the MAPA Box Office at 244-8760.

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Mon, Dec 6

"Kanahena-Makena Historical Tour," Sierra Club Maui, Makena

9am to 2 pm. Learn the history of the places you致e driven by for years. The village of Kanahena, the Hawaiian Heiaus along the old King痴 Hwy (present day Makena Rd). The fishponds and fishing villages. Tour involves 3 stops (including lunch) with explorations by foot and includes private and public lands. Meet 9 am at Ahihi Bay Parking lot (泥umps) Bring your lunch and water. Limit 18. Please call hike leader Lucienne de Naie at 214-0147 to register.

Sat, Dec 11

"Comfort and Joy, At Home on Maui,"Kihei Baptist Chapel, Kihei

7 pm. Join the Galliard String Quartet and other instrumentalists, as they provide the accompaniment when the Maui Concert Chorus and UHMaui College Chorus raise 65 voices in song to bring you the comfort & joy of the holidays on Maui! For tickets, visit MauiMusicArts.org, or phone toll-free (800) 838-3006.

"Grand Wailea's 1st Shared Holiday Celebration,"Grand Wailea Resort & Spa, Wailea

7 pm - midnight. Dinner, live music, DJ, casino tables and giveaways including Spa Grande treatments, dining and accommodations certificates. Festive evening attire requested. Join friends, family and co-workers or make the Shared Holiday Celebration your company's annual office party! $125 per person. Call 875-1234, extension 4500 for table reservations and information.

"Malama Ka Aina,"The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua

8 am - 11 am. Hawaii is a magical place of lush foliage, majestic ocean and a brilliant blue sky. Support local conservation efforts while exploring the remnants of a once vibrant pineapple growing community where life, land, and water are all vitally important. You will help save the reefs of the famed Honolua Bay Marine Preserve by re-planting native species to restore a once dry-mesic forest. All participants will learn how soil erosion and runoff affect our living reefs and how these volunteer efforts are contributing to the areas preservation. This incredible experience is led by experts on the local floral, fauna, and culture, and proceeds of your donation support the efforts of Mālama Kahalawai, Inc. For more information call 1-800-262-8440 or (808) 669-6200.

Wed, Dec 15

"FirstLight Academy Screenings," MACC, Kahului

6 pm: "The Rise and Fall of Eliot Spitzer"  / 8:00 pm: "The Fighter"

"Turtle-rrific Thursday," Maui Ocean Center, Ma'alaea Harbor

2 pm. Experience an up close and personal sea turtle encounter at the Turtle Lagoon at 2pm. Turtle-rrific Thursday is an ideal way for guests to learn about Hawaii's beloved ocean-dwellers, the Hawaiian green sea turtle, in a relaxed atmosphere while interacting with the team that cares for these majestic animals daily. Casual talks will include information on the turtles' special diet while at the Aquarium, their behavior, biology, and more.

"Free Hala Weaving Demonstration," Maui Nui Botanical Gardens, Kahului

10am-1pm.

Master hala weaver, Pohaku Kaho弛hanohano, along with his students will demonstrate a variety of weaving techniques. Fascinating hala crafts will be on display.

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Mon, Dec 27 - Wed, Dec 29

"Camp Kaluanui's Winter Wonderland," Hui No'eau Visual Arts Center, Makawao

9:00 am - 4:00 pm at the Solarium. A truly dynamic experience for grades 5-12. Camp Kaluanui sparks creativity, engagement, discovery and self-expression in a fun environment offering fresh air and room to explore.  Projects include Jolly Gingerbread Houses, Art & Yoga, Reconstructed Greeting Card Ornaments, Theater Arts, Block Print Wrapping Paper, Snowflake Ornaments, and more! Register now.

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