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7:30 pm, McCoy Studio Theater. A warm tale of generations of an Okinawan family in Hawai'i. This is a story about the change that any culture experiences when it is relocated. $28 plus applicable fees. For tickets: www.mauiarts.org or call 242-SHOW (7469).
1:30 - 6 pm. Get a one-day head start on your Festival shopping! Opening ceremonies at 5 pm, light refreshments, free event tote for event attendees. $35 per person. For tickets: www.mauiarts.org or call 242-SHOW (7469).
8 am - 4:30 pm. The Made in Maui County Festival is the largest products show in Maui County, featuring over 140 vendors offering a wide variety of made-in-Hawaii products, including food, produce, art, crafts, jewelry, fashion, gifts, collectibles, and more. Festival festivities include demonstrations, a fashion show, food trucks, and prize drawings. The first 2,000 attendees will receive a free Festival tote bag. Tickets: $5 per person, payable at the gate; Free for kids 12 & under.
9 am, Ulupalakua General Store. Help maintain the Fleming Arboretum at 2600 feet in Ulupalakua, sanctuary to many endangered native dry land forest plants. Awesome views of the La Perouse (Keone'o'io) coast and Kahoolawe. Bring a light jacket, lunch, and gloves. Meet at the Ulupalakua General Store at 9:00 AM to caravan to the Arboretum. Estimate 3 hours of work. Refreshments will be available. A BYO Lunch will be at the Fleming cabin with a great view of South Maui. Limit 20. Leader: Rob Weltman or call 354-0490
8 pm, Castle Theater. Comedian Ron "Tater Salad" White first rose to fame as the cigar-smoking, scotch-drinking funnyman from the Blue Collar Comedy Tour. Now as a chart-topping Grammy-nominated comedian and feature film actor, Ron White has established himself as a star. White has always been a classic storyteller, with real-life tales of growing up in a small town in Texas to his daily life now as one of the most successful comedians in America. For Tickets - $45, $55, $65, $5 increase day-of-show: www.mauiarts.org or call 242-SHOW (7469).
4 pm. Castle Theater. Kumu Hula Kamaka Kukona and Hālau o Ka Hanu Lehua ring in the holiday season with a benefit concert hōʻike. Proceeds will be used towards the hālau's participation in the 2017 Merrie Monarch Hula Festival and Queen Liliʻuokalani Keiki Hula Festival. For tickets: www.mauiarts.org or call 242-SHOW (7469).
FREE Admission, 6:30 pm, Yokouchi Pavilion & Courtyard. The Maui Aloha Classic features windsurfers from Maui as well as the American Windsurfing Tour (AWT) and the Professional Windsurfers Association (PWA). Celebrate the closing of the Maui Aloha Classic as well as watch the athletes of both tours being crowned champions for the year at the MACC. No-host food and beverage service will be available.
8 am, Maui Ocean Parking Lot in Ma'alaea. D = 3 mi R/T Moderate, but has numerous stream crossings. Hike legendary Olowalu stream with its shaded banks and ancient cultural sites. Bring drinking water, stream friendly footware, lunch, hat. Meet 8am at Maui Ocean Center parking lot in Ma'alaea, near gas station. Limit 15. Contact hike leader Kalei Johnson or call 344-0006
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).
3pm, at mauka end of Kaukahi Rd in Wailea. D=2 mi R/T Help clear overgrown foliage from a complex of pre-contact cultural sites to reveal their impressive architecture. Wear long pants, sturdy footwear (lava terrain) bring water, gloves and hiking stick. Hand tools provided. Meet at 3pm, at mauka end of Kaukahi Rd in Wailea. Limit 15. Leader: Lucienne de Naie or call 214-0147
6 pm, Mauka top of Kaukahi Street, Wailea. Noted astronomer, educator and author, Harriet Witt shares lore of our Hawaiian night sky on the eve of the traditional planetary alignments marking the Makahiki season. Learn new and amazing things. Meet at 6 pm @ top (mauka end ) of Kaukahi st. in Wailea.. Bring folding beach chair, warm clothes and shielded flashlights. Donation: $5 for Members $10 non members. Register: Miranda Camp or call 264-5640
6 and 8 pm, Castle Theater. Red Bull Media House presents Distance Between Dreams, a film that captures the most historic year in big wave surfing through the eyes of iconic surfer Ian Walsh, as he sets mind and body in motion to redefine the upper limits of what's considered 'rideable'. $10 adults, keiki 12 and under free. For Tickets: www.mauiarts.org or call 242-SHOW (7469).
8 am, Pukalani Ace Hardware. D= 4 mi R/T. Meet at 8 am at Pukalani Ace to carpool up Waipoli Rd to the junction of Waiohuli Tr taking that up a short distance to get onto Mamane and then finishing at the junction with Skyline Rd. The more 4-wheel drives we have the better. We will be hiking at about 7,000′ with an 850′ elevation gain. There are opportunities for more distance if desired. This is a beautiful moderate trail: gradual upgrade winding through pine forest, often misty. Be prepared for really cold, rainy weather; dress in layers with extra water. Limit 15. Leader Kalei Johnson or call 344-0006
3 pm, Castle Theater. Maui Choral Arts Association is back with an exciting annual holiday concert: "Yule Be Home For Christmas." From holiday classics & sing-alongs to new arrangements of old favorites – This is the concert to get your holiday spirit in high gear. For Tickets ($30, $15 for students and keiki under 18): www.mauiarts.org or call 242-SHOW (7469).
Free Admission. 9 am - 2 pm, Castle Theater. Established in 1972 for the youth of Maui County, Nā Mele O Maui—Maui's only county wide Hawaiian song and art competition—is dedicated to cultural preservation and perpetuation of Hawaiian mele, language, and arts.