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Maui Film Festival presents FirstLight: Academy Screenings on Maui. Celebrate the season & great cinema! Single Tickets: $14, VIP FastPass (4 films): $48. For tickets: www.mauiarts.org or call 242-SHOW (7469).
10a-Noon. John Cadman, of the Maui Breadfruit Company, will show participants how to handle and select breadfruit for ripeness, and demonstrate several cooking methods for this favorite island staple. Tasting samples will be available. The cost is $50, or $25 for current Garden members. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 249-2798 for reservations. Maui Nui Botanical Gardens is located at 150 Kanaloa Avenue, Kahului.
7:30 pm, Castle Theater. Willie K returns to his popular holiday concert of traditional Hawaiian music made contemporary, winning several Nā Hōkū Hanohano Awards along the way. For tickets: www.mauiarts.org or call 242-SHOW (7469).
3 pm, Castle Theater. Holiday Pops is all about tradition. The Maui Pops Orchestra and guest vocalist, Nicole Parker, will present favorite holiday classics plus a little something different, added by conductor Jim Durham. For tickets ($20, $35, $45, $55, 1/2 price students 18 and under does not apply to $20 seats): www.mauiarts.org or call 242-SHOW (7469).
Sat 7 pm, Sun 3 pm, Castle Theater. Maui audiences are in for a sweet treat this holiday season when Maui Academy of Performing Arts (MAPA) presents Nutcracker Sweets, a delightful family-friendly production of the treasured classic featuring 150 MAPA students. For tickets ($18, $24, $30, kids 12 and under $18): www.mauiarts.org or call 242-SHOW (7469).
8:30 am, Pukalani Ace Hardware. D=5 mi R/T. Moderate, but high altitude. Beautiful views along trail. Begin Hosmer's Grove campground uphill 2.5 miles to crater rim (lunch and views). Prepare for wet/windy conditions. Meet 8:30 a.m. Pukalani Terrace Shopping Center near Ace Hardware. Wear footwear for rocky conditions. Bring hat, jacket, lunch, plenty of water, and a park pass (if you have). Register with Robin West or call 277-7267
7:30 pm, McCoy Studio Theater. An eclectic mix of acoustic rock, reggae, and Sanskrit chanting – echoes with the names and teachings of divinities that reflect his spiritual life, while maintaining an incredibly and refreshingly universal message. For tickets: www.mauiarts.org or call 242-SHOW (7469).
9 am, Haiku Community Center. D=2.5 mi R/T Malama day for cultural sites along E. Kuiaha Stream gulch- part of recently preserved 267 acres along Hamakualoa coast. Discover ancient remains of Hawaiian cultural sites linked to farming and fishing. Wear long pants, sturdy footwear (steep/ muddy terrain) bring water, gloves and hiking stick. Hand tools provided. Meet at 9 am, at Haiku Community Center in Haiku. Limit 18. Leader: Lucienne de Naie or call 214-0147
8 pm, Castle Theater. Actor, writer, producer, Grammy nominated comedian, New York Times best-selling author, top touring performer, and multi-platinum selling father of five, Jim Gaffigan hits the 'road' for his live "Fully Dressed," tour. For tickets: www.mauiarts.org or call 242-SHOW (7469).