Merwin Conservancy Green Room: Pulitzer Prize-winning poets, writers and translators Robert Hass and Forrest Gander take the stage in this series that honors the late poet laureate W.S. Merwin at 7 p.m. Friday at MACC’s McCoy Studio Theater. Presentation followed by book signing and hosted reception. Cost: $25 ($10 students)
Na Nele o Maui: Hawaiian song and art competition for youths from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday at MACC’s Castle Theater. Free admission.
Rebelution: All-ages concert with Grammy-nominated California reggae band and special guest Through the Roots at 7:30 p.m. Friday at MACC’s Yokouchi Pavilion & Courtyard. Cost: $29.50-$69.50 (prices higher on day of event).
Ron Artis II & the Truth: The Oahu soul, blues, gospel and R&B musician performs 7:30 p.m. Saturday at MACC’s McCoy Studio Theater. Cost: $26-$31.
Holiday Pops with David Benoit and Sara Gazarek: Maui Pops Orchestra offers a festive concert with Grammy-nominated pianist David Benoit and jazz vocalist Sara Gazarek at 3 p.m. Dec. 15 at MACC’s Castle Theater. Cost: $22-$60.
Hawaiian Music Series: Na Hoku Hanohano Award-winning DeLima Ohana performs 6-7:30 p.m. Dec. 19 on the lawn at Baldwin House Museum in Lahaina. Cost: Free.
“Matilda the Musical”: Maui Onstage presents Tony-winning show based on the Raold Dahl book at Iao Theater. Final shows 3 p.m. today, 7:30 p.m. Friday, 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday and 6 p.m. Dec. 15. Cost: $20-$40. Info: 242-6969 or mauionstage.com.
“The Reluctant Elf”: Buddy the Elf tries to convince his daughter how great it is to be an elf in this sing-along musical at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 19-20 and 1 and 7:30 p.m. Dec. 21-22 at ProArts Playhouse, 1280 S. Kihei Road. Cost: $20 adults, $15 keiki. Info: 463-6550 or proartsmaui.com.
Unique Gifts Gallery: A boutique/exhibit with vintage collectibles, beauty and bath products, yummy treats, fashion adornments and works by local artists at MACC’s Schaefer International Gallery, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays, through Dec. 20. Free.
Maui Arts & Cultural Center box office hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday; call 242-SHOW (7469) or visit mauiarts.org. Send event listings to firstname.lastname@example.org. Listings are published free on a space-available basis.