Falling Leaf, 1966, oil on linen by Tadashi Sato (American 1923-2005) is on view at Honolulu Museum of Art’s Abstract Expressionism through Jan. 21. Courtesy Honolulu Museum of Art, Gift of The Contemporary Museum, Honolulu, 2011, and gift of Grant R. Jones, 2003 (TCM.2003.24). ). Reproduced by permission of Jan Shimamura.

Dec 31

NEAL S. BLAISDELL CONCERT HALL | 1.800.745.3000
Bill Maher continues his tradition of ringing in the New Year in Hawai’i. This time around (his seventh), the host of HBO’s Real Time is bringing Grammy-nominated Bob Saget along for the fun. Second show on Jan. 1 at Maui Arts & Cultural Center. ticketmaster.com

Jan 11

MANOA VALLEY THEATRE | 988.6131
Ken Ludwig turns the classic story by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle into a comedic murder-mystery in Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery. Five actors portray more than 40 characters in the Hawai’i premiere of this show. Through Jan 28. manoavalleytheatre.com

Jan 18

KUMU KAHUA THEATRE | 536.4441
Eli’s life is a little crowded. His family, while well-meaning, won’t leave him alone and they’re driving him crazy. In Living Room, a world-premiere comedy by Will Kahele, Eli finds that his humor may be his saving grace. Through Feb. 18. kumukahua.org

Jan 13

HAWAII OPERA THEATRE | 596.7858
As One is a chamber opera for two singers and a string quartet. This haunting piece depicts the journey of Hannah, a transgender person as she achieves self-fulfillment in her life. Starring real-life couple, Sasha Cooke and Kelly Markgraf, who created the roles of “Hannah after” and “Hannah before” in the show’s 2014 premiere. Shows Jan. 11, 13, 14 & 16. hawaiiopera.org

Hokule’a and Hikianalia are joined by voyaging canoes from around Hawai’i and the South Pacific, including Makali’i, Mo’okiha, Namahoe, Okeanos and Faafaite. Holo Moana is on view at Bishop Museum Nov. 4, 2017-June 24, 2018 (photo courtesy Polynesian Voyaging Society ‘Oiwi TV).

Jan 27

HAWAI’I SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA | 946.8742
Acclaimed conductor Keith Lockart makes his HSO debut in Bernstein’s 100th Birthday. He is joined by violinist Robert McDuffie featuring Copland’s Suite from The Tender Land; Bernstein’s Serenade after Plato’s “Symposium” and Beethoven’s Symphony No. 8 in F Major, op. 93. Second performance on Jan. 28. hawaiisymphonyorchestra.org

Dec 1

DIAMOND HEAD THEATRE | 733.0274
The beloved animated holiday special, A Charlie Brown Christmas, comes to life at Diamond Head Theatre. Charlie and the Peanuts gang help the real spirit of Christmas shine through. Through Dec. 23. diamondheadtheatre.com

Dec 15

BALLET HAWAII | 1.800.745.3000
Ballet Hawaii’s The Nutcracker, continues a holiday tradition—with a twist. This is the second year of the company’s re-interpreted version (choreography by Septime Webre) of the classic ballet set in the Hawaiian Kingdom of 1858. Cast members include John Selya, Joaquin DeLuz, Margaret Severin Hansen and Megan Fairchild. Through Dec. 17. ballethawaii.org

A holiday tradition, Ballet Hawaii’s The Nutcracker is on stage at the Neal S. Blaisdell Concert Hall Dec. 15-17 (photo courtesy Ballet Hawaii).

On View

BISHOP MUSEUM 847.3511
Holo Moana: Generations of Voyaging
Through June 24

HONOLULU MUSEUM OF ART 532.8700
Abstract Expressionism: Looking East from the Far West
Through January 21

Catharine E. B. Cox Award Exhibition | Ground: New Work by Charles Cohan
Through March 25

All events subject to change