Maui Entertainment, Arts, Community, Dec. 1-7 : Maui Now

For a list of upcoming events, concerts, shows and entertainment for Dec. 1-7, find our comprehensive listing HERE.

Monday through Thursday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., except holidays such as Christmas Day and New Year’s Day

The Maui Swap Meet, with more than 100 vendors and thousands of customers, takes place Saturday, Dec. 3, from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. off Kahului Beach Road, across Wahinepiʻo Road from the Maui Arts & Cultural Center. Vendors sell produce and a variety of goods and crafts. It often serves as an incubator for new businesses. For more information, call 808-244-3100.

Radio host/actress Kathy Collins interviews Hawaiian entertainer Keola Beamer who chats and plays his songs in a free, intimate concert at the Nisei Veterans Memorial Center Saturday, Dec. 3, at 1:30 p.m. Beamer, a skilled slack key player and music composer who has been nominated twice for a Grammy, began entertaining in the 1970s. He and his brother Kapono are known for their 1978 song, “Honolulu City Lights.” After a suspension because of Covid, the NVMC is bringing back its live program “Yakamashi! MakingNoise and Talking Story with Kathy Collins and Friends.” While the event is free, because of limited seating, guests are asked to reserve seats by calling 808-244-6862) or go to www.nvmc.org.

A large-scale mural led by artist Fathima Mohiuddin is being created at the west wing of Ka’ahumanu Center starting Friday, Dec. 2. The installation  is expected to take about two weeks and is a product of the nonprofit Maui Public Arts Corps and Hale Hōʻikeʻike at the Bailey House / Maui Historical Society that connects people, place and story with the development of exceptional art. “We were so excited to hear about this initiative to celebrate the history, culture, and pride of Maui,” said QKC general manager Kauwela Bisquera. “As a focal point for innumerable community gatherings over the generations, we knew that Queen Ka‘ahumanu Center would be a perfect match to showcase our commitment to celebrating commerce, culture, and community. What a great way to culminate our 50th anniversary this year!” To view the Kahului community consultations, artist samples, listen to the story between Aunty Kekoa and Kauwela, and more, visit the project page at mauipublicart.org/fathima.

Thursday through Saturday, Dec. 1, 2, 3 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 4, at 2 p.m.

The ʻukulele-powered band Kanekoa performs at the ProArts Playhouse on Friday, Dec. 23, at 7:30 p.m. The entertainment also includes Kathy “Tita” Collins performing “Twas Da Nighte Befo’ Christmas.” Doors open at 7 p.m.

The band Awkward Conversations provides live music and dancing at Gilligan’s Bar & Grill Thursday, Dec. 1, from 5 to 8 p.m. Join local recording artist Shauna McCoy and guitar player Alan Stevens for live music. The band plays a wide variety of popular and original music. Shauna’s songs include her debut album, “Past Life Lovers.” From 8:30 to 10 p.m., the program moves to a mix of open mic comedy, music, spoken word or whatever else the performers wish. Signup is at 8 p.m. You may want to call to make sure about the schedule during this holiday week. For more information including advanced seating, call 808-868-0988.

Singer-guitarist Danyel Alana performs at Nalu’s Bar & Grill Thursday, Dec. 1, from 7 to 9 p.m. Her original songs reflect her roots growing up on the beaches of Los Angeles and Hawaiʻi, blending funk, rock, blues, reggae, hiphop, R&B, soul, jazz, country and Hawaiian. She has performed with Buddy Miles, The Wailers, Willie Nelson, Richie Havens and Mick Fleetwood. For more information, go to danyelalana.com.

Singer-songwriter Teri Garrison entertains at Maui Hill at 2881 South Kihei Road Friday, Dec. 2, at 4 p.m. She sings rock ’n roll and soulful blues. Garrison has produced albums of songs, including “It’s Just Paradise” and “Only Love.”  Check out Teri Garrison Music on Facebook.

Natalie Robles performs a variety of soulful songs at the Tiki Lounge Tuesday, Dec. 6, from 4 to 6 p.m and What Ales You Wednesday, Dec. 7. From 6 to 8 p.m. For more information, go to SouthShoreTiki.com and whatalesyoukihei.com. More information about her on Instagram at natalienicolerobles.

Multi-talented Ua Aloha Maji performs at the Mauka Courtyard at The Wharf Cinema Center Thursday, Dec. 1, from 5 to 7 p.m. His music is island influenced, including originals.

Lahaina Arts Society members display their artistic works ranging from gift items such a jewelry, to original paintings. The event takes place outdoors at the Lahaina Cannery Mall lawn near Starbucks Friday and Saturday, Dec. 2 and 3, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. In the last two weeks of December, the Fair will take place on Tuesdays and Fridays, Dec. 20, 23, 27, and 30. The fair includes art works in various forms, including jewelry, glass, ceramics, wood carving, and photography by professional artists. The Society uses some of the funds to conduct educational art classes for children. For more information, call 808-661-0111.

The Maui Gift & Craft Fair occurs at Maui Gateway Center Sunday, Dec. 4, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Admission and parking is free to the public. For more information, call 425-418-4310.

Will Hartz, born down South, performs at Fleetwood’s Tuesday, Dec. 6, from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m.. Hartz performs solo acoustic, rock, blues, soul, and bluesy sweet music. For more information, go to fleetwoodsonfrontst.com or call 808-669-MICK.

Pianist and singer Mark Johnstone and friends perform at the Pāʻia Bay Coffee and Bar Sunday, Dec. 4, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. No cover charge.

The Kalama Intermediate Band performs at The Shops At Wailea Friday, Dec. 2, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. For more information, go to theshopsatwailea.com or call 808-891-6770.

Guitarist-singer Natalie Robles performs a variety of soulful songs with Josh Hearl at the Wailea Marriott’s poolside bistro Kapa Bar & Grill Thursday and Friday, Dec. 1 and 2, from 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. She also sings at the Fairmont Kea Lani’s Luana Lounge Saturday, Dec. 3, from 5 to 8 p.m. More information about her on Instagram at natalienicolerobles.

Saxophonist Rock Hendricks performs jazz at The Shops At Wailea Saturday, Dec. 3, from 5:30 to 7 p.m.

Well-known Maui jazz entertainers Angela and Phil Benoit will be celebrating 12 years of Sundays performing jazz and popular musical songs at Pita Paradise in Makena Sunday, Dec. 4, at 6 p.m. They also play original works and jazz standards, boss nova, pop, and Hawaiian swing. For more information, go to benoitjazzworks.com

A free hula show takes place at the lower valley level at The Shops At Wailea Tuesday, Dec. 6, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. The performance will include the graceful Hawaiian hula and other beautiful dances of Polynesia.

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