December 15

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Friday December 15
Email Class
Waianae Public Library, noon, free. A one-hour class for beginners. A library card is required. (697-7868,

Golden Keys to Happy Relationships
Master Sha Tao Center, 6:30-8 p.m. Dec. 15, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Dec. 16-17, contact for cost. Each participant will receive sacred teachings on how to establish, grow and nurture long-lasting relationships. Reservations recommended. (

Wahiawa Botanical Garden, 10 a.m.-noon, $25. Learn to make your own kadomatsu, a traditional Japanese New Year decoration. (522-7066)

Friday Night Comedy
O’Toole’s Celtic Room, 902 Nuuanu Ave., Fridays through Dec., 7:30 p.m., $10. Enjoy a comedy performance featuring various entertainers such as Jose Dynamite, Shane Lucas Price and Brandi Morgan. (

A Washington Place Christmas
Washington Place Foundation, 5-8 p.m., $5 recommended donation. Enjoy a performance of Christmas and Hawaiian music by Todd Beckham, as well as a guided stroll through the 170-year-old home. Adult guests may be required to present a picture ID upon entrance. No large bags will be permitted. Reservations required. (586-0248,

Bargreen Ellingson Holiday Tent Sale
Bargreen Ellingson Supply Restaurant Supply & Design, 2234 Hoonee Place, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., free. Come for china, cutlery, disposables, equipment, kitchen tools and more. Bring a new, unwrapped toy donation for Toys for Tots and receive a free gift, as well as 40 percent off tagged showroom-only prices. (486-9400)

Christmas Crafting
KEY Project, 47-200 Waihee Road, 8-9 a.m., free. (239-5777)

Ala Moana Centerstage, 7 p.m., free. (

Paakai Marketplace
SALT at Our Kakaako, Dec. 15-16, 5-9 p.m., free. This collaboration with PAʻI Foundation brings local artists, crafters and cultural practitioners to Our Kakaako, giving attendees a chance to support developing entrepreneurs. (

Royal Feast
Royal Hawaiian, King Kamehameha Suite, 6 p.m., $100-$310. Enjoy a five-course dinner prepared by Royal Hawaiian’s talented cadre of chefs. There will also be wine pairings by Micah Suderman, Azure Restaurant general manager and sommelier will provide wine pairings. Reservations recommended. (921-4600,

Shakuhachi Festival of the Pacific
University of Hawaii at Manoa, Orvis Hall, 7:30 p.m., $10-$20. Enjoy both traditional and contemporary shakuhachi pieces performed in various styles by world masters, including Christopher Yohmei Blasdel, Steven Taizen Casano and more. (

Temple Emanu-El Celebrates Hanukkah
Temple Emanu-El, 2550 Pali Hwy., 6 p.m., free. Enjoy dinner with latkes and fun dreidel games preceding a joyful Shabbat Hanukkah service for all ages. Everyone is welcome tobring their own Hanukkah menorah to light at the conclusion of the service. (595-7521,

The Story Behind the Surf Portrait with Joni Sternbach
Surfjack Hotel & Swim Club, 6-8 p.m., free. Join photographer Joni Sternbach as she displays select works from her portfolio, shares shots from her new book “Surf Site Tin Type” and talks story with trim founder Matt Luttrell about the passions and challenges of the photography world. (

Travel2change Makahiki Celebration & FUNdraiser
Arts at Mark’s Garage, 5:30 p.m., $15 suggested donation. This celebration will offer hula, pohaku, nui wili and puolo stations. Attendees can rotate, experience, network and enjoy pupu. (

DJ Tittahbyte & Crew
The Laylow, Autograph Collection, Fridays and Saturdays through December, 9 p.m.-midnight, free. (

Holiday Concert
Kahala Mall, 5 p.m., free. String ensembles and piano solists of Masaki School of Music will perform both holiday and classical favorites at Kahala Mall. (

Royal Hawaiian Center, Royal Grove Stage, Fridays through December, 6 p.m., free. Enjoy Kellen Paik and Luhau Hannahs Paik’s sweet, rich voices. (

Melemai Kapuuwaimai Benefit Christmas Concert
Waipahu United Church of Christ, 94-330 Mokuola St., 6:30-8:30 p.m., $10-$15. Help raise travel funds to help service veterans during Memorial Day weekend, particularly on the outer islands. Children under the age of 5 will receive free admission. (294-1184)

Royal Hawaiian Band
Iolani Palace, noon, free. (

Streetlight Cadence
Kahala Mall, 2-3 p.m., free. (

Historic Island Nutcracker
Blaisdell Concert Hall, 7:30 p.m. Dec. 15-16, 2 p.m. Dec. 16-17, $39-$120. See Ballet Hawaii’s performance of Tchaikovsky’s classic ballet “Nutcracker” set in the 1858 Kingdom of Hawaii. (, 745-3000)

Lift – the air show
Honolulu Museum of Art School Gallery, 1111 Victoria St., 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays, 1-5 p.m. Sundays, Dec. 16-Jan. 6, contact for cost. Peruse an exhibit featuring the works of Adella Buss, Daven Hee, May Izumi, Lynn Weiler Liverton, Rochelle Lum, Shigeru Miyamoto, Liz Train, Gordon Uyehara and Lori Uyehara. (

lift – the air show
Honolulu Museum of Art School, 1111 Victoria St., Tuesdays-Mondays, Dec. 16-Jan. 6, 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m., contact for cost. A group of nine professional studio artists will be presenting various sculptures and mixed media works. There will be an opening reception 5:30 to 8 p.m. Dec. 15, as well as fun “lift” family activities from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dec. 17. (

Washington Middle School Eagle Pride Dancers
Ala Moana Centerstage, 5 p.m., free. (