December 15

Saturday December 15
Building Your Home for Life
Honolulu Country Club, 9-11 a.m., free. More and more people in Hawaii are turning to large additions or plan to demolish and build new instead of purchasing a new home. Call to register. (593-2808)

Melody Framing
Foster Botanical Garden, call for time, $20/session plus garden admission. Create your own beautiful wreath to take home for the holidays. Call for reservations. (522-7064)

Craft & Gift Fair
Mililani Uka Elementary School, 94-380 Keahelani Ave., MIlilani, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., free admission. Over 100 of Hawaii’s most talented craft, gift, and food vendors get back together for one last event before Christmas. (

Pearl City Bonsai Club Meeting/Workshop
Our Lady of Good Counsel Church, 8:30 a.m., free. Bring a plant to work on. (

Recycling Event
Kaimuki High School, 8 a.m.-3 p.m. (488-8872)

Uncle Wayne Performs
Kailua Public Library, 10:30 a.m., free. “Uncle Wayne” Watkins, an Early Childhood educator and children’s advocate, will inspire children to get up, dance, and move to the music. (266-9911)

Tea With Santa
The Veranda at The Kahala, 1-3 p.m., $40/adult, $30/child 6-12. Reservations required. Digital photos with Santa will be taken and emailed to you following the event. (739-8760)

Tis The Season Storytime
Hawaii State Library, 10:30 a.m., free. Storyteller-Librarian Vicky Dworkin will present a family program of stories for the Winter Holiday Season in celebration of Christmas, Hanukkah, and Kwanzaa. (586-3510)

Medicinal Plant Tour
Foster Botanical Garden, 1-2:30 p.m., admission. Learn about the plants and trees that were utilized as natural remedies before modern medicine. Reservations required. (522-7066)

Benefit Concert & Auction
Hawaiian Brian’s Showroom, 8 p.m., $30, $60/VIP. Everclear performs, 100 percent of proceeds will be donated to Kapiolani Medical Center’s ‘Campaign for Hawaii’s Children.’ (

Bikini Knights Live
Five O Bar and Lounge, 9 p.m. to midnight, free. Catch some live contemporary reggae music. (922-0550)

Christmas Concert
Honolulu Tabernacle, 1560 S. Beretania St., Honolulu, 7 p.m., Dec. 15-16, free. The Honolulu Hawaii Stake of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will present its Annual Christmas concert. (358-6935)

International Christmas Carolers Concert
Hawaii State Library, 11:30 a.m., free. International Christmas carols will be performed by a group comprised of members of various local choirs. (586-3555)

Kuana Torres Kahele Live
Kahala Mall, 2-3 p.m., free. (

Liz Mandeville Live
Onstage Drinks and Grinds, 8 p.m. to midnight, call for more information. (738-0004)

Merriest Hawaiian Christmas
Central Union Church, 6:30 p.m. doors open, concert at 7 p.m., freewill offering. Special guests La Sorellanza and Samoan Gospel Choir. (596-7464)

Merriest Hawaiian Christmas
Central Union Church, sanctuary, 6:30 p.m. prelude, 7 p.m. concert, call for more information. The Honolulu Boy Choir with special guests La Sorellanza and Samoan Gospel Choir. (596-7464)

Rick Smith & The Trailer Park Romeos
Atherton Performing Arts Studio, 7:30 p.m., $30/general, $25/HPR members, $15/students with ID. Call for reservations. (955-8821)

Annual Hawaii Yacht Club Christmas Boat Parade
Ala Wai Harbor/Hawaii Yacht Club, 6:30 p.m., $25/register boat. Over 20 boats will motor throughout the Ala Wai Harbor and pass Waikiki in the festive floating light show. (944-9666)

Breakfast/Lunch With Santa
Japanese Cultural Center, 8:30-10:30 a.m. breakfast, noon to 2 p.m. lunch, $25/donation. Served meal, photo with Santa, clowns, face-painting, games and crafts, costumed characters, magicians and a Christmas gift. (951-0200)

Christmas Parade
Waianae Coast Rotary Club, email for more information. Last year there were over 1800 participants and 11 floats which is bigger than many other parades on the island. (

Festival Of Lights
Hawaii Kai Towne Center, 4:30-8 p.m., free. Christmas boat parade. The Center’s magical evening of holiday entertainment, sponsored by Kaiser Permanente, includes performances by Hawaii’s Own Liberty Belles and Maunalua. (

Kauai Cigar Rolling Event
Tobaccos of Hawaii, 512 Atkinson Drive #101, 2-5 p.m., free. Demonstration of the cigar rolling process. Discounted Kauai Cigar products. (942-7833)

Pinto Tourney
Waipahu High School, Dec. 15-16, $250/team. Open to the first 12 teams. Pinto Divison is kids 7-8 years old. (, 429-3872)

Slam Poetry Night
3rd Cup Cafe & Venu, 8 p.m., free. (888-6087)

Hung By The Chimney With Care
Tenney Theatre, 7:30 p.m. seating, 8 p.m. starts, email for tickets. This festive holiday music extravaganza will feature a mix of traditional and popular Christmas, Hanukkah, and holiday favorites performed by the Gay Men’s Chorus of Honolulu as well as solo selections peformed by individual and ensemble GMCofH members. (

Recent & Retrospective
Loading Zone Arts, Dec. 7-28, Dec. 15 artist reception from 3-6 p.m., free. Loading Zone presents the December featured artist, Mark Jacobsen. Jacobsen celebrates 50 years of career as an artist this month with a solo exhibition “Recent & Retrospective.” (

The Nutcracker
Leeward Community College theatre, Dec. 15 at 2 and 7:30 p.m., Dec. 16 at 4 p.m., call for more information. (456-8100)

The Nutcracker
Mamiya Theater, Dec. 15-16 and 21-23, Fridays 7 p.m., Saturdays 3 and 7 p.m., Sundays 1 and 4:30 p.m., $25-$38. The Hawaii State Ballet Junior Company, directed by John Landovsky, proudly presents its 26th annual production of The Nutcracker at Mamiya Theatre. (