Archive for "December, 2018"

Hawaiian Music Series


Thursday, December 27:
Hawaiian Music Series.
  Relax under the stars and enjoy a free concert featuring local musicians. Chairs are limited and blankets, mats, and low beach chairs are welcome. The Baldwin Home Museum is located in the heart of Lahaina, on the corner of Front and Dickenson Streets, Lahaina. 6 to 7:30 p.m.  For information call (808) 661-3262 or visit

Candlelight Service at State of Hawai`i’s Oldest Church

Big Island

Monday, December 24: 
Candlelight Service at State of Hawai`i’s Oldest Church. 
Mokuaikaua Church will celebrate Christ’s birth with their annual Christmas Eve Candlelight Service.  Mokuaikaua Church, 75-5713 Ali`i Dr., Kailua-Kona. 8 p.m.  For more information, call (808) 329-0655 or email or visit

Hawai`i Bowl


Saturday, December 22:
Hawai`i Bowl.
  The Hawai`i Bowl, Hawai`i’s holiday tradition, will be played at Aloha Stadium at 5:30 p.m. local time and televised nationally on ESPN. Celebrating its 17th year in 2018, the Hawai`i Bowl will pit a team from Conference-USA against a team from the Mountain West. The Hawai`i Bowl was established in 2002. The Hawai`i Bowl continues as the first non-all- star post-season game in Hawai`i since December of 2000 when the Oahu Bowl and the Aloha Bowl were played in Honolulu.  Aloha Stadium, 99-500 Salt Lake Blvd., Aiea.  For tickets and information call (808) 523-3688 or visit

The Nutcracker Ballet

Big Island

Friday – Sunday, December 21 – 23:
The Nutcracker Ballet. 
Going to see The Nutcracker Ballet is a holiday tradition. The dedicated students of West Hawai`i Dance Theatre will showcase their talent and dance skill, as Maestro Brian Dollinger will lead the orchestral accompaniment. Guest dancers will join in to complete the festive event. West Hawai`i Dance Theatre, 74-5626 Alapa St., Kailua-Kona.  Show times are Friday, 6 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, 2 p.m. Cost:$29, $39, $49. For more information, call (808) 329-8876 or visit

Generations a the MACC: An Acoustic Evening with Pat Simmons Sr. & Pat Simmons Jr.


Friday, December 21:
Generations a the MACC:  An Acoustic Evening with Pat Simmons Sr. & Pat Simmons  Jr.
  Pat Simmons Sr. is an original member of the Doobie Brothers. Pat Simmons Jr. has grown up with music – on Maui, in California, and around the world – on tour with his dad. The ability of the Doobie Brothers’ music to connect with the essentials of people’s lives in tuneful, affecting songs has developed an audience that spans generations today – and you can hear that in the Simmons’ own family.  Pat Simmons Jr.’s music career began as a teen, when he first started performing as a solo act for the Doobie Brothers, along with many other well-known artists over the years. Pat’s debut 2017 album release, “This Mountain,” has been nominated for two Nā Hoku Hanohano Awards. An evening of good-time music for all ages to enjoy.  Maui Arts & Cultural Center, McCoy Studio Theater, 1 Cameron Way, Kahului. 7:30 p.m.  For tickets and information call (808) 242-7469 or visit

Holiday Block Party

Big Island

Saturday, December 15: 
Holiday Block Party. 
This holiday block party in historic Kainaliu town will be fun for the whole family. Santa, face painting, crafts, food, live music, giveaways, and much more. Mamalahoa Hwy., Kealakekua, from Aloha Theatre to Sandy’s Drive-In. 5 to 8:30 p.m. Free admission. For more information, call (808) 747-4239.

Pepper and Stick Figure


Sunday, December 16:
Pepper and Stick Figure.
  Pepper is a three-piece rock band originally from Hawai`i, now based in San Diego. The band consists of vocalist/guitarist Kaleo Wassman, vocalist/bassist Bret Bollinger, and drummer Yesod Williams. Since the band’s formation they have released seven studio albums as well as two live albums.  Stick Figure is an American reggae and dub band founded in 2006 and based in Northern California. The group has released six full-length albums and one instrumental album, all of which were written and produced by frontman and self-taught multi-instrumentalist, Scott Woodruff. The concert will also feature the band, Tunnel Vision.  Maui Arts & Cultural Center, Yokouchi Pavilion & Courtyard, 1 Cameron Way, Kahului. Saturday 6:30 p.m.  For tickets and information call (808) 242-7469 or visit

Bank of Hawai`i Family Sunday at Honolulu Museum of Art


Sunday, December 16: 
Bank of Hawai`i Family Sunday at Honolulu Museum of Art. 
Featuring entertainment and activities suitable for families and people of all ages. Explore the Museum’s galleries through art hunts, art activities, demonstrations, film screenings and entertainment. Themes change monthly and tie in with the Museum’s permanent collections and special exhibitions. Honolulu Museum of Art, 900 S. Beretania, Honolulu.  11 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Free admission.  For information call (808) 532-8700 or visit

Kokua Kailua Hulihe`e Palace Concert Series & Village Stroll

Big Island

Sunday, December 16:
Kokua Kailua Hulihe`e Palace Concert Series & Village Stroll.
  Ali`i Drive along scenic Kailua Bay in Kailua-Kona becomes a festive pedestrian-only walkway from 1 to 6 p.m. Enjoy music, artists, vendor booths, merchants and restaurants. At 4 p.m., there is a free Hawaiian music concert on the lawn at Hulihe`e Palace. Bring your own mat or chair and they will be checked for free while you stroll Ali`i Drive, Kailua Village (Kona).  For information, visit

Island Breeze


Sunday, December 16: 
Island Breeze.
  Island Breeze is a trio of world-class musicians, each masters of their own instruments, who have come together to create new and beautiful music. Grammy nominated slack key guitarist, Jeff Peterson, and shakuhachi master, Riley Lee, have been working together for many years. They joined forces with taiko master, Kenny Endo, and together the three recorded a CD which was released in 2014. The unique blend of slack key guitar, taiko drums, and Japanese flute is an inspired sound. Performing live from the Nahoku Hano Hano Best Instrumental Album of the Year and Best Instrumental Song of the Year, 2015.  Historic Waimea Theater, 9691 Kaumuali`i Hwy., Waimea. 2 p.m. Tickets $30. For information, call (808) 245-2733.  For tickets visit .