The indicates admission is $5 or less, or free. Full-price admission is listed; the * denotes discounts (or free) for students, seniors, military, members and/or children. Call the venue for details.
Christmas Arts/Crafts & Food Fair, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. today and 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, Kaiko'o Mall; also, entertainment, contests and more; free admission. (808) 981-0518.
"The Gift of Christmas," a holiday musical by the Kizarr Repertory Company, 7 p.m. today and Saturday, and 2 p.m. Sunday, Parker School Auditorium. $10*. (808) 329-9135.
"The Vertical Ray of Sun," Vietnamese film with English subtitles, 7:30 p.m. today and Saturday, at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Palace Theatre, downtown Hilo. $6* (808) 934-7777.
"A Christmas Carol," the Charles Dickens classic, presented by Gallery Theatre, 7:30 p.m. today and Saturday, East Hawai'i Cultural Center; $10*. (808) 961-5711.
"Amahl and the Night Visitors," holiday opera presented by Kona Association for the Performing Arts, 3 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday, Aloha Theatre in Kainaliu; $20* for matinees, $20 for evening performance. (808) 332-2323.
"Malalo I Ka Lani Po Under the Night's Sky," a lecture by science teacher Kaliko Beamer-Trapp, 6 p.m. Saturday, Onizuka Center at Hale Pohaku; free. (808) 961-2180.
Jolly Holly Holiday Fun, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Kona Coast Shopping Center; free. (808) 326-2677.
Ho'okani, performing contemporary and traditional Hawaiian music, 4-6 p.m. Sunday, Kings' Shops at Waikoloa Beach Resort; free. (808) 886-8811.
"A Season Together," 14th winter concert by Volcano Art Center, 7 p.m. Wednesday, Kilauea Theatre; free. (808) 967-8222.
Kamehameha Schools Alumni Association Chorus' first annual Christmas concert, 7 p.m. Thursday, University of Hawai'i-Hilo theater; also featuring Jay Larrin; $15 ($10 advance, at MJS, Big Island Surf or UHH theater box office).
"Singing for the Seasons," holiday performance by Maui Madrigals, 7-8 p.m., Whalers Village stage; free. (808) 661-4567.
"The Garden Behind the Moon," a new musical by Maui OnStage, premieres at 7:30 p.m. today, at '?ao Theater; repeats at 7:30 p.m. Saturday through Monday, 1:30 and 7:30 p.m. Dec. 22 and 29, and 3 and 7:30 p.m. Dec. 23 and 30; $30 for opening gala, (808) 575-5057; $20* for all other shows, (808) 242- 6969.
Arts Education for Children Group Christmas Choir, 7-8 p.m. Saturday, Whalers Village stage; free. (808) 661-4567.
Maui's Best Craft Fair, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, Lahaina Civic Center; free admission. (808) 879-7594.
Kalikimaka Show with Hawaiian Christmas songs and hula, 6-7 p.m. Sunday, Whalers Village stage; free. (808) 661-4567.
Maui Symphony Orchestra & Festival, featuring Ballet Hawaii and guest soloists Uluwehi Guerrero and Debra Lynn and the MSO Chorus, 7:30 p.m. Monday, Castle Theater, Maui Arts & Cultural Center; 6:30 p.m. conversation with maestro Stuart Chafetz; pre-show entertainment by pianist Bruce Guerin; $7-$45. (808) 242-7469.
Willie K, traditional Hawaiian songs and katchi-katchi music, 9:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m. Mondays, Hapa's, Kihei; $7 cover charge. (808) 879-9001.
Kalama Intermediate School Christmas Concert, 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Castle Theater, Maui Arts & Cultural Center; free. (808) 242-7469.
"'Ulalena," a theatrical production, 6 and 8:30 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays, Maui Myth & Magic Theatre, Lahaina; $45* ($32.50* kama'aina). (808) 661-9913.
2001 "FirstLight: Academy Screenings on Maui," Maui Film Festival's annual holiday screenings, Wednesday through Dec. 30 (except Dec. 24-25), Castle Theater, Maui Arts & Cultural Center; $10* per screening (multi-screening pass available). (808) 579-9244.
Gingerbread Mania, Wednesday, The Shops at Wailea; pastry specialists will build a gingerbread house complete with lights and candy, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. in the lower courtyard; also, gingerbread cookie workshop, 5-8 p.m. (first cookie is free; $1.50 per additional cookie). (808) 891-6770.
Holiday Festival of New Light, featuring American music, 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Makawao Union Church; the program will include Robert Wehrman's "Preludes" for piano, Cody Gillette's song cycle, "Embrace the World," Robert Pollock's "Criss Crossed Carols," Lou Harrison's "Grand Duo" for violin and piano, John Cage's "Six Melodies" (dedicated to Josef Albers), and songs by George Gershwin, Samuel Barber and others; Iggy Jang, featured violinist; free. Ebb & Flow Arts, (808) 876-1854.