Maui Choral Arts Association presents “December Joy!”: Today, 3 p.m., Maui Arts & Cultural Center, Castle Theater
Tickets: $30 adults; $15 students w/ID and keiki 18 and under (plus applicable fees). Artistic director Gary Leavitt and pianist Lotus Dancer perform old favorites and new exciting holiday music, with a chorus of nearly 100 singers. It’s an annual audience favorite.
Eric Gilliom One-Man Show — “White Hawaiian”: Third show added. Today, 5 p.m., Maui Arts & Cultural Center, McCoy Studio Theater. Tickets: $25, $35 (plus applicable fees; 10% discount for MACC Members). Actor/musician Eric Gilliom stars in an original one-man theatrical show co-created by writer/director Brian Kohne (Kuleana). In the first collaboration between the pair since the award-winning 2010 comedy “Get a Job,” Gilliom explores identity through the lens of Hawaiian history, contemporary culture and family.
Krishna Das — “‘enCHANTing’ Evening of Kirtan”: Monday, 7 p.m., Maui Arts & Cultural Center, Castle Theater. Tickets: $45 advance; $55 day of show; $11 keiki ages 3-12 (plus applicable fees). Krishna Das and Ram Dass combine their long-standing popular annual Thanksgiving Satsang and Kirtan programs. Krishna Das will be accompanied by his full band, including Arjun Bruggeman (tabla), Genevieve Walker (violin), David Nichtern (guitar), Nina Rao (finger cymbals), Noah Hoffeld (cello) and Mark Gorman (bass). A special appearance by the iconic cultural figure Ram Dass is expected. The gathering serves as a food drive for the Maui Food Bank. Bring organic canned/boxed food donations for drop off at the MACC gate dispensaries on the night of the event.
BMI Maui Songwriters Festival (Miranda Lambert Featuring Maren Morris & Friends): Saturday, Dec. 7, 5:30 p.m.; gates at 4:30 p.m., Maui Arts & Cultural Center, A&B Amphitheater. Tickets: $49, $69, $89, $129, plus a limited number of $159 Gold Circle Seats (plus applicable fees). Gold Circle tickets include premium seating with access to dedicated bars and restrooms in the courtyard. Country superstar Miranda Lambert returns to the BMI Maui Songwriters Festival for the second year in a row and will headline the festival with support from Grammy winner Maren Morris. Both received 2019 Female Artist of the Year Country Music Association (CMA) nominations. Randy Houser will return to the festival along with country rocker Lukas Nelson. Also appearing are country hit-maker Dustin Lynch, Kevin Griffin from Better Than Ezra, singer-songwriter Lucie Silvas and local favorites Lily Meola and Tavana. Top songwriters featured over the three-day festival include country music’s Tim Nichols, Natalie Hemby, Luke Dick and BMI icon Bob DiPiero. Also joining the festival will be up-and-comers Kassi Ashton, Alex Hall and Roman Alexander.
“Matilda” Presented by Maui Onstage: The Historic Iao Theater, 68 N. Market St., Wailuku. Friday-Saturday, 7:30 p.m., through Dec. 14; Saturday, 2 p.m., Dec. 7, 14; Sunday, 3 p.m. today and Dec. 8; Sunday 6 p.m., Dec. 15. Cost: $20-40. Info: 242-6969 or mauionstage.com