December 13

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Wednesday December 13
Japanese Flower Arranging – Ikebana Sogetsu
Windward Community College, Hale Kuhina 115, 45-720 Keaahala Road, 9:30-11:30 a.m., Nov. 25-Jan. 13, $70. Learn to use your aesthetic awareness to assemble materials and endow them with a value transcending that which they had in nature. (235-7433,

Comedy U Showcase
Anna O’Brien’s, 2440 S. Beretania St., Wednesdays through Dec., 8:30 p.m., $5-$7. Enjoy a comedy performance featuring various entertainers such as Jose Dynamite, Shane Lucas Price and Jasmine Bautista. (

AARP Christmas Celebration
4444 Rice St., Conference Room B, free. Discuss community activities, socialize and learn something new. (823-0502,

Blood Bank of Hawaii
Hawthorne Cat, Bloodmobile, 9:30 a.m.-3:45 p.m., free. Donate blood and save lives. Pre-registration recommended. (848-4770,

Blood Bank of Hawaii
Honolulu International Airport, Bloodmobile, 2:15-5:30 p.m., free. Donate blood and save lives. Pre-registration recommended. (848-4770,

Blood Bank of Hawaii
Queen’s Medical Center West Oahu, 8 a.m.-noon, free. Donate blood and save lives. Pre-registration recommended. (848-4770,

Blood Bank of Hawaii
Sheraton Waikiki, Kauai Ballroom, 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., free. Donate blood and save lives. Pre-registration recommended. (848-4770,

Blood Bank of Hawaii
The Ritz Carlton Residences, Waikiki Beach, noon-5 p.m., free. Donate blood and save lives. Pre-registration recommended. (848-4770,

Christmas in Hawaii Chocolate Tasting
Manoa Valley Theatre, 2833 East Manoa Road, 3:30-6:30 p.m., contact for cost. Islanders are invited to taste Austrian-made chocolates from Josef Zotter. (, 988-6131)

Holo Moana: Generations of Voyaging
Bishop Museum, Nov. 4-June 24 during museum hours, $10.95-$22.95. Guests will be able to see immersive technology bring wayfinding to life as they explore the art and science of traditional navigation and the extraordinary story behind its resurgence. (, 847-3511)

Honolulu Cookie Job Fair
Royal Hawaiian Center, 1-4 p.m., free. Learn about retail associate and leadership positions available at Honolulu Cookie, starting at $13 an hour. (

Legacy of Life Guest Speaker
KEY Project, 47-200 Waihee Road, 8-9 a.m., free. (239-5777)

Malu Productions
Royal Hawaiian Center, Wednesdays through December, 6 p.m., free. Enjoy a fast-paced, interactive and entertaining show. (

Prince Connects
Prince Waikiki, 100 Sails Naio Room, 6-7 p.m., free. The series will feature nationally renowned poet Craig Santos Perez and the hotel’s own chef de cuisine Joseph Almoguera, who will discuss their culture over a special selection of Chamorro cuisine. Reservations recommended. (

Reading Without Walls
Kapolei Public Library, Dec. 1-30, contact for time, free. The Reading Without Walls challenge promotes diversity and opens readers’ eyes to new ideas and experiences. The program is open to all ages. (

Salute to Pipeline
Turtle Bay Resort, Dec. 10-Feb. 10, contact for time and cost. In honor of Triple Crown of Surfing, a new exhibit curated by California Surf Museum will display 21 of the most famous boards ridden at Pipeline. (293-6020,

Santa’s Workshop
Leilehua Golf Clubhouse, 7:15-8:30 a.m., contact for cost. Bring a donation of toiletries and help create 400 bags of goodies for the homeless. (, 389-1166)

A Very Grinchy Christmas
Waianae Public Library, 3:30 p.m., free. Join an interactive screening of “Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas.” The 30-minute movie will be followed by crafts and activities inspired by the book. (697-7868,

Holiday Ornament Contest
Aiea Public Library, Dec. 1-16, contact for time, free. Children are invited to use their creativity to decorate a paper ornament. Prizes will be awarded and all entries will be displayed on Dec. 18. (

Strumming in the Holidays
Waianae Public Library, 6:30 p.m., free. The whole family is invited to bring an ukulele and join the Hauoli Kupuna Ukulele Club as they strum and sing holiday favorites. Cookies will be provided. (697-7868,

Ghost Tours of Honolulu
Contact for locations and times, Mondays-Thursdays through December, $40. Get spooked on this haunted tour featured by Lopaka Kapanui s Mysteries of Hawaii. Reservations required. (

Concerts on the Beach and Late Night Live Music
Duke’s Waikiki, daily through December 30, 4-6 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.-midnight, free. Celebrate the holiday season with live music from some of Hawaii’s most talented artists. (922-2268,

Kaiser High School Symphonic Band
Ala Moana Centerstage, 7 p.m., free. (

Katie Thiroux Trio Jazz Concert
Arts at Mark’s Garage, 7:30 p.m., $28-$35. Katie Thiroux will be joined by pianist Justin Kauflin and drummer Matt Witek. (

Robert Cazimero
Blue Note Hawaii, 6:30 and 9 p.m., $25-$45. Robert Cazimero was intrumental in the resurgence of Hawaiian music and culture, having experience as a musician, composer and kumu hula. (

Saloon Pilots
Hard Rock Cafe, 280 Beachwalk, 9 p.m.-11 p.m., free. Enjoy the sounds of Oahu’s premier bluegrass and Americana music band. (955-7383)

Waialua High School Symphonic Band
Ala Moana Centerstage, 5 p.m., free. (

‘A Charlie Brown Christmas’
Diamond Head Theatre, 520 Makapuu Ave., Dec. 1-23, contact for times, $15-$50. A classic animated television special comes to life on stage. (

Animation Academy: From Pencils to Pixels
Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., daily through Jan. 14, $14.95-$22.95, free admission for children 3 years and younger. Using 19 interactive components from drawing stations to a 3D stop-motion station, visitors will see their favorite animated characters come to life and learn about the history of animation. (

Count Your Blessings
Honolulu Country Club Gallery, 1690 Ala Puumalu St., Nov. 26-Jan. 13, contact for times, free. Peruse 2-D and 3-D works related to the joy of family, faith and blessings. There will be an opening reception from 5-7 p.m. Dec. 10. Music and refreshments will be provided by the club. (286-5675,

Late Dreams and Early Thoughts
Ravizza Brownfield Gallery, Tuesdays through Saturdays, Oct. 21-Jan. 5, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., contact for cost. Come see Andy Warhol’s unique silkscreen prints at this exhibit. (

Cedar Street Galleries, second floor, gallery hours, Nov. 17-Dec. 30, contact for cost. Come see this group show exhibition. (

The Disasters of Peace: Social Discontent in the Manga of Tsuge Tadao and Katsumata Susumu
Honolulu Museum of Art, 900 S. Beretania St., Nov. 30-Apr. 15, gallery hours, contact for cost. See how two manga artists look at the inhumanity and hardship that communities are forced to endure during periods of dramatic social upheaval. (532-8700,

The Hot Kiln
Louis Pohl Gallery, 1142 Bethel St., 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturdays, Oct. 31-Dec. 29, contact for cost. Come see this exhibition featuring a variety of glazed clay pots. There will be an artist’s reception at 6-9 p.m. Nov. 3. (521-1812,