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7:30 pm, Castle Theater. Bill Maher returns for his sixth annual New Year's Day show and this year he's bringing more friends – with special guests Margaret Cho and Dana Gould. For twenty plus years, Bill Maher has set the boundaries of where funny, political talk can go on American television. First on "Politically Incorrect" (Comedy Central, ABC, 1993-2002) and for the last fourteen years on HBO's "Real Time," Maher's combination of unflinching honesty and big laughs have garnered him 34 Emmy nominations and first win in 2014 as executive producer for the HBO series, "Vice". For tickets: www.mauiarts.org or call 242-SHOW (7469)
The Hyundai Tournament of Champions is unique in that its qualified field features a winner-only format. Only champions from the previous PGA TOUR season are eligible to compete. For more information call 808-665-9160.
7:30 pm, McCoy Studio Theater. The longest-running solo comedy show in the history of Las Vegas, Rudner has been named Las Vegas's Comedian of the Year nine years in a row and in 2006 received the Nevada Ballet's Woman of the Year award. For tickets: www.mauiarts.org or call 242-SHOW (7469)
Jan 16 - 4 pm & 7:30 pm, Jan 17 - 4 & 7:30 pm, Castle Theater. These highly skilled, rigorously trained and multitalented acrobats will enthrall you as they bend and twist with graceful movements to form living sculptures. For tickets: www.mauiarts.org or call 242-SHOW (7469).
5:30 pm, A&B Amphitheater, gates open at 4:30. The original members of UB40 — Ali Campbell, Astro, and Mickey Virtue defined reggae music for a generation. For tickets: www.mauiarts.org or call 242-SHOW (7469)
7:30 pm, Castle Theater. An expert at comedy born of desperation, Adkins' performance is humble and unguarded. Adkins deftly escorts the audience along his poetic journey with sidesplitting wit for audiences of all ages. For tickets: www.mauiarts.org or call 242-SHOW (7469)
3 pm, Castle Theater. The annual Broadway Pops program includes favorites from the Great American Songbook, including works by Cole Porter, George Gershwin, Rodgers & Hammerstein, Irving Berlin, and more. For tickets: www.mauiarts.org or call 242-SHOW (7469)
7:30 pm, Castle Theater. Singer-songwriter and folk music icon, Judy Collins is touring in support of her latest release, "Strangers Again," a collection of duets with some of her favorite male artists, including Don Mclean, Michael McDonald, Jeff Bridges, Willie Nelson, and Jackson Browne. For tickets: www.mauiarts.org or call 242-SHOW (7469)
6:30 pm, A&B Amphitheater. FREE. Double Film Night. Gates open at 5 pm for preshow entertainment. Warren Miller's "Chasing Shadows," and Florence & Kueny's "View from a Blue Moon."
9a-Noon. Join Kumu Lisa Schattenburg-Raymond in exploring fibers from native plants, harvesting and processing plant materials, and learn a variety of techniques for making cordage. Reservations are required and a workshop fee applies. Call 249-2798 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for details. Maui Nui Botanical Gardens is located at 150 Kanaloa Avenue, Kahului.
6-7 pm; Doors open at 5:30 pm. Ed Lyman, HIHW-National Marine Sanctuary's Large Whale Entanglement Response Coordinator, will give first-hand accounts of the difficult and sometimes dangerous task of freeing 40-ton whales from entangling gear. Lyman will also provide some of the information gained over the years that might help us mitigate the threat in the future. Seating is limited, reservations recommended. Call 808-270-7088.