Dec. 4

DIAMOND HEAD THEATRE | 733.0274

The kooky leg lamp from the 1940s holiday film favorite makes a kicking comeback in the musical stage presentation of A Christmas Story. You won’t shoot your eye out, but we triple-dog dare you not to laugh as you watch Ralphie pursue the toy top-ping his Christmas list: an official Red Ryder® Air Rifle. Through Dec. 20. diamondheadtheatre.com

Dec. 16

HAWAII THEATRE | 528.0506

Sing and hum along with Hawai‘i Symphony Orchestra and O‘ahu Choral Society for a merry twilight showcase of traditional end-of-year favorites, including the “Hallelujah Chorus,” in A Classical Christmas. hawaiitheatre.com

Ballet Hawaii’s The Nutcracker will enchant audiences this December (photo courtesy Ballet Hawaii).

Ballet Hawaii’s The Nutcracker will enchant audiences this December (photo courtesy Ballet Hawaii).

Dec. 18

BLAISDELL CONCERT HALL | 745.3000

The internationally acclaimed Christmas production returns to Honolulu for a weekend of dazzling performances to enchant the entire family. Drift away to a magical land, and dance with the Sugar Plum Fairies, Ballet Hawaii’s two-act presentation of E.T.A. Hoffman’s storybook tale-turned-stage ballet: The Nutcracker. Through Dec. 20. ballethawaii.org

Conductor JoAnn Falletta, Hawai‘i Symphony Orchestra and O‘ahu Choral Society will showcase holiday favorites during Ode to Joy. Dec. 29-30 (photo courtesy Hawai‘i Symphony Orchestra).

Conductor JoAnn Falletta, Hawai‘i Symphony Orchestra and O‘ahu Choral Society will showcase holiday favorites during Ode to Joy. Dec. 29-30 (photo courtesy Hawai‘i Symphony Orchestra).

Dec. 29

BLAISDELL CONCERT HALL | 946.8742

Continue seasonal festivities with conductor JoAnn Falletta, accompanied by The O‘ahu Choral Society, for Ode to Joy: Hawai‘i Symphony Orchestra’s evening and matinee performances of Bach’s (arr. Shoenberg) “Prelude and Fugue in E-flat Major” and Beethoven’s “Symphony No. 9 in D Minor.” Through Dec. 30. hawaiisymphonyorchestra.com

Jan. 21

KUMU KAHUA THEATRE | 536.4441

Kumu Kahua’s 45th season continues with a thought-provoking stage drama. Get an intimate look inside a familial struggle with Hawai‘i’s crystal meth epidemic in the world-premiere of the stage drama written by Hannah Ii-Epstein, Not One Batu. Through Feb. 21. kumukahua.org

MANOA VALLEY THEATRE | 988.6131

Colin Higgins’ cult-film-turned-stage-comedy livens up Manoa Valley’s stage for the Hawai‘i premiere of Harold and Maude. Laugh and smile through a charming tale of mismatched love as an alienated, 19-year-old “poor little rich boy” falls head over heels for a quirky, free-spirited gal. Through Feb. 7. manoavalleytheatre.com

Jan. 29

DIAMOND HEAD THEATRE | 733.0274

The longest-running show of any kind in British theater history continues to captivate audiences in Diamond Head Theatre’s presentation of Dame Agatha’s The Mousetrap. Travel back to the 1950s for an intriguing part-drawing-room-comedy, part-murder-mystery of secrets, motives and hidden identities. Through Feb. 14. diamondheadtheatre.com

New Zealand artist Peter Wakeman’s “Chica Under Glass”—on view at Bishop Museum’s Word of Wearable Art™ (WOW®) (photo courtesy Bishop Museum).

New Zealand artist Peter Wakeman’s “Chica Under Glass”—on view at Bishop Museum’s Word of Wearable Art™ (WOW®) (photo courtesy Bishop Museum).

On View

MAUI ARTS & CULTURAL CENTER | 242.7469

Nani I Ka Hala: Lau Hala Weaving in Hawai‘i and Ho Mai Ka Hala: Bring Forth the Hala
Through Dec. 20

BISHOP MUSEUM | 847.3511

World of WearableArt™ (WOW®)
Through Feb. 1

HONOLULU MUSEUM OF ART | 532.8700
At First Hawaiian Center | Dropping In, Drawing a Bead + Dreaming of Nature Wendy Kawabata | In the Land
Through Feb. 5

All events subject to change