December 7

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Friday December 7
Acoustic Guitar/Vocals
Morning Brew, Kailua Road, last Fridays until Dec. 28, 7-9 p.m., free. Zen Chambers performs. (386-6326)

Christmas In Polynesia Dinner
Polynesian Cultural Center, 7 p.m. dinner, 8-10 p.m. concert, $25, $10-$15 kamaaina. Call for reservations. Hawaii’s top-selling female vocalist of all time and local favorites Hiikua will perform live at this special holiday dinner concert, which includes dinner at the Gateway’s Island Feast buffet. (293-3333)

Heavy Weights Live
3rd Cup Cafe & Venue, 8 p.m., free. Heavy Weights play contemporary Hawaiian music. (888-6087)

Tis The Season
Windward United Church of Christ in Kailua, Dec. 7-8, 7 p.m., free. The 5th annual holiday concert for the community, featuring seasonal songs from around the world. (261-9879)

Winter Piano Concert
Paliku Theatre, 7 p.m., free. Festive holiday music including Peter Tchaikovsky s Nutcracker Suite and a special version of Silent Night will be performed by students from the WCC Piano Program, Piano 1–4, under the direction of So Jin Kimura. (235-7374)

Christmas In Polynesia
Polynesian Cultural Center, visit website for schedule, Dec. 7-22, canoes run from 6:30 p.m., $10/adult, $8/keiki, kamaaina rates available. Tis’ the season to be jolly with the return of Polynesian Cultural Center’s “Christmas in Polynesia,” a 25-minute canoe ride that winds through a live production of The Littlest Star. (

Diamond Head Theatre, Dec. 7-30, $15. Playing the lead role of the fiery young orphan, “Annie,” is Riley Newton, a veteran of DHT’s Shooting Star program. (733-0274)

Face To Face
Gallery on the Pali, Dec. 2-27, free. Artist reception Dec. 7 from 5-7:30 p.m. This work has been produced since moving to Oahu from the Caribbean in response to my encountering a new world, particularly in regard to the Pacific Islander and Asian peoples. (595-4047)

Recent & Retrospective
Loading Zone Arts, Dec. 7-28, Dec. 7 opening from 6-11 p.m., Dec. 15 artist reception from 3-6 p.m., free. Loading Zone presents the December featured artist, Mark Jacobsen. Jacobsen celebrates 50 years of career as an artist this month with a solo exhibition “Recent & Retrospective.” (