December 16

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Wednesday December 16
Android Getting Started
Verizon Wireless at Windward Mall, 7-8 p.m., free. Attend this workshop and learn the basics of your new Android Device. We will review hardware functions, show you how to set up email, add your social network accounts, master device features, how to customize your device, and much more! Pre-registration required. (

Apple iPhone Getting Started
Verizon Wireless at Pacific Guardian Tower, 2-3 p.m., free. Attend this workshop and learn about the great features of your iPhone. During this workshop Verizon Experts will show you how to use features like Maps, Siri (not available on all models), FaceTime, the app store and much more. Pre-registration required. (

Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers (Online Blended)
American Red Cross, Hawaii Chapter, 4155 Diamond Head Road, 8:30-11:30 a.m., $75. Breathing new life into resuscitation education, Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers (BLS) is designed to train professionals to respond to cardiac and breathing emergencies for adult, child and infant victims. Pre-registration required. (1-800-733-2767,

Breastfeeding Class
Castle Medical Center, 5:30-7:30 p.m., $25. Pre-registration required. (263-5400,

Introduction to Design Thinking
Kalihi-Palama Public Library, 9-11:30 a.m., $25. Learn more about the five-step design thinking process in a fun, approachable way. Pre-registration required. (, 202-2211)

Life & Happiness Talk
Happiness U, 560 N. Nimitz Hwy. #117A, 2:30-3:30 p.m., free. Hear from founder Alice Inoue about how it is possible to change your life by changing your focus, and experience firsthand what Happiness U has to offer. Pre-registration required. (

Natural Material Christmas Centerpiece
Wahiawa Botanical Garden, 11 a.m.-noon, $5. Create Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer using dried materials. Pre-registration required. (522-7066)

Free Seedlings
Halawa Xeriscape Garden, Wednesdays and Saturdays in December, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., free. Get free Pregnant Onion seeds from the garden. (748-5320)

Honolulu City Lights
Honolulu Hale, 530 S. King St., Dec. 6-31, 8 a.m.-11 p.m., free. Enjoy the traditional decorations and lights around downtown Honolulu for the holidays. (

Kapolei City Lights
Kapolei Hale, 1000 Uluohia St., Dec. 13-30, 8 a.m.-11 p.m., free. Enjoy the holiday decorations around Kapolei. Opening night is Dec. 12 from 3-9 p.m., featuring free keiki games, live entertainment, food and a holiday lights parade at 6 p.m. (768-6666)

Kau Kau at Ka‘elepulu Elementary School
Ka‘elepulu Elementary School, 4:30-7:30 p.m., free. Enjoy dinner from many favorite local food trucks and eateries from all over the island. (266-7811)

Ward Village Ice Rink
Ward Village Information Center, Nov. 27-Jan. 10, Fridays-Sundays from 10 a.m.-9 p.m., Mondays-Thursdays from 4-9 p.m., $15/90 minutes. Go ice skating at Ward Village in the open air. (

YWCA Oahu Benefit Clothing Sale
Laniakea YWCA Lobby, 1040 Richards St., Dec. 16-17, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., free. Find amazing bargains on new and pre-owned designer and name-brand women’s clothing and accessories. Proceeds support the Dress for Success program. (538-7061)

12 Days of Christmas at Polynesian Cultural Center
Hukilau Marketplace at Polynesian Cultural Center, 55-370 Kamehameha Hwy., Dec. 10-23, 6:30 p.m., $5 or free with a Pepsi product. Enjoy canoe rides, entertainment, train rides, a snow day Dec. 19, photos with Santa and more. (293-3333,

Dear Santa Letter Writing Station
Windward Mall, Sports Authority wing, Nov. 14-Dec. 20, mall hours, free. Write Santa a letter. Bring your own postage. (235-1143)

Pearlridge Express Holiday Locomotive
Pearlridge Center, Uptown Center Court, Nov. 20-Jan. 10, Mondays-Saturdays from 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Sundays from 10 a.m.-6 p.m., $3.50/ride, $29/10 rides. Ride Hawaii’s only scale-model, fully functioning train around the mall. (203-2366,

Photos with Santa
Ala Moana Center, Nov. 21-Dec. 23, check website for times and cost. Take a picture with Santa just in time for the holidays. (

Photos with Santa
Kahala Mall, Nov. 27-Dec. 24, check website for times, $20. Take photos with Santa at Santa’s Candyland. (

Photos with Santa
Pearlridge Center, Downtown, Nov. 27-Dec. 24, see website for times, $25. Take photos with Santa and tell him what’s on your wish lists. (, 203-2366)

Toys Works Santa Photo Set
Windward Mall, Center Court, Nov. 14-Dec. 24, Mondays-Saturdays from 10 a.m.-7 p.m., Sundays from 10 a.m.-6 p.m., $25. Take a photo with Santa and his elves. (

Christmas Cruise with Atlantis Cruise
Departs from Pier 6 at Aloha Tower Marketplace, Dec. 6-25, 5:30-7:30 p.m., $104-$159/adults, $56-$98/keiki. Share a special holiday evening aboard Atlantis Cruises with Santa and a delicious dinner of prime rib, roast pork and more. Plus, enjoy live entertainment and more. (973-1311,

A Classical Christmas
Hawaii Theatre, 7:30 p.m., $24-$65. Hawaii Symphony Orchestra and Oahu Choral Society perform a joint holiday concert of Vivaldi, Handel and Bach. (528-0506,

Bossa Nova Nights
Nico’s Pier 38, 1129 N. Nimitz Hwy., 6-8 p.m., free. Legendary guitarists Mike Barquez and Nando Suan form Jazz Monsters playing a range of instrumental jazz, Bossa Nova, and Hawaiian. (540-1377)

Celtic Pipes & Drums of Hawaii
Honolulu Hale, 7 p.m., free. (768-6622)

Ewa Makai Middle School Band
Ala Moana Center, 7 p.m., free. (955-9517)

Iolani School Jazz Combo Band
Kahala Mall, 6 p.m., free. (949-5355)

Royal Hawaiian Band
Ala Moana Centerstage, 3 p.m., free. (922-5331)

Hukilau Restaurant, 5:30-8:30 p.m., $100. Downtown Athletic Club Hawaii hosts a fundraiser for the Rainbow Wahine basketball team, with plenty of food, drink, prizes and more. (,

Gallery on the Pali, 2500 Pali Hwy., Dec. 6-Jan. 7, Tuesdays-Fridays from 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Saturdays-Sundays from 2-6 p.m., free. Suzanne Barnes, Cynthia Schubert, Wendy Roberts and Dawn Yoshimura collaborate on an art exhibit with individual answers to the same questions. Reception is Dec. 11 from 6-8 p.m. (595-4047)

‘Inside Out’
Hawaii Kai Public Library, 2:30 p.m., free. Watch a screening of Pixar’s “Inside Out.” (397-5833)

Jonathan Holshue
Waikiki Parc Hotel, Parc Promenade Gallery, Oct. 1-Jan. 8, free. Recent UH graduate Jonathan Holshue displays his glass sculptures. Reception is Oct. 1 from 6-8 p.m., featuring a performance from Aaron Cardenas. (956-8364,

Laser Holidays
Bishop Museum, 1525 Bernice St., Nov. 27-Jan. 3, 11:30 a.m., 2:30 and 7 p.m., $3-$10 plus museum admission. Enjoy a vivid laser show set to Christmas classics. (

Laser Light Shows at Bishop Museum Planetarium
Bishop Museum, 1525 Bernice St., Oct. 3-Jan. 5, check website for schedule, $10-$3. Enjoy unique laser light shows in a domed theater, including “Fright Light,” “Legends of the Night Sky: Perseus and Andromeda” and more. (, 847-3511)

‘Matchbox Plus XI’
Second Floor at Cedar Street Galleries, 817 Cedar St., Nov. 20-Jan. 3, Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays from 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Saturdays from 10 a.m.-4 p.m., free. This miniature art show features dozens of local artists. (

Parsi: Silk & Muslin from Iran, India and China
UH-Manoa’s East-West Center Gallery, John A. Burns Hall, 1601 East-West Road, Oct. 11-Jan. 24, weekdays from 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Sundays from noon-4 p.m., free. View Parsi textiles, highlighting aspects of the long and varied development of the South Asian community. (944-7177,

Punahou Tap
Ala Moana Center, 5 p.m., free. (955-9517)

Spirit of Giving
Honolulu Country Club Gallery, 1690 Ala Puumalu St., Nov. 23-Jan. 9, business hours, free. Features photography, oil, watercolor, acrylic and multimedia paintings from local artists in the Association of Hawaii Artists. (286-5675)

‘The Journal of Prince Alexander Liholiho’
Waianae Public Library, 6 p.m., free. Book Club discusses “The Journal of Prince Alexander Liholiho: The Voyages Made to the United States, England and France in 1849-1850.” (697-7868)

Toyota Hawaii’s 2015 Dream Car Art Contest Finalists
Kahala Mall, Nov. 23-Jan. 4, Mondays-Saturdays from 10 a.m.-9 p.m., Sundays from 10 a.m.-6 p.m., free. Toyota Hawaii displays the art of local finalists in its 2015 Dream Car Art Contest. (

World of Wearable Art
Bishop Museum, Oct. 3-Feb. 1, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., $19.95. The museum spotlights 32 award-winning garments from the international World of Wearable Art competition, with interactive installments. (, 847-3511)