Hamakua Music Festival: Concerts with clarinetist Ian McDougall and Cary and Dorothy Lewis 7 p.m. Friday, and Eddie Daniels, Bruce Dunlap and Ian McDougall 7 p.m. Saturday, at Honokaa Peoples Theatre. Tickets $10 in advance, $15 that day. To reserve, call 775-8255, Big Island; for information, 775-0034.
Christmas Concert: Punahou students perform, 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the schools Dillingham Hall. Program includes Mozarts Contradanse, Prokofievs Sleigh Ride, Handels And the Glory of the Lord and other favorites. Free. Call 944-5750.
Fishbone and Mephiskapheles: Ska, 8 p.m. Friday, the Groove, 1130 N. Nimitz Highway. Doors open 7:30 p.m. Tickets $15.50, available at Hungry Ear Records, Tower Records, Tower Video, Pearl Harbor Bloch Arena, ITT Outlet at Kaneohe Marine Corps Base Hawaii and Connection outlets. Or charge by phone at 545-4000 or 800-333-3388.
Hawaii Youth Symphony: Four string orchestras perform, 10 a.m. Saturday, Orvis Auditorium. Admission $5 general, $3 students and seniors. Call 941-9706.
Home for the Holidays: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Waianae Mall. Performers include Kenny Endos taiko drum ensemble, Marion Babion, Nanakuli Hawaiian Immersion School keiki, Kamealoha, Kanilau and Halau Na Mamo O Kaala and Simplisity.
Allegro Concert Orchestra: Music for String Orchestra and Piano, 6 to 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Unitarian Church, 2500 Pali Highway. Music by Vivaldi, Schubert, Strauss, Albinoni and others. Tickets $12 in advance, $15 at the door; $10 and $12 seniors. Call 955-3439.
Sounds of Christmas: Concert by the Waikiki Singers, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, St. Augustines Church, Waikiki. Admission $5. Call 536-3844.
Honolulu Symphony: The Brothers Cazimero sing for A Christmas Spectacular, with conductor Aaron Mahi, 4 p.m. Sunday, Blaisdell Concert Hall. New arrangements of holiday favorites, with the Kamehameha Schools Glee Club. Tickets $15 to $45. Call 538-8863.
Christmas Brass Concert: 7:30 p.m. Monday, center court, Honolulu Academy of Arts. Tickets $8. Call 532-8700.
Holiday Tapestry: 7 p.m. Wednesday, Volcano Art Center, Kilauea. The Mt. View Chorus, Kilauea Chorus, Volcano Festival Chorus, ballet students and others perform. Donation $3. Call 967-8222, Big Island.
The Messiah: The 12th annual community sing of Handels oratorio, 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, St. Andrews Cathedral. Rent a score for $1 or bring a copy. Donation. Call 524-2822.