December 2

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Wednesday December 2
Natural Material Christmas Centerpiece
Wahiawa Botanical Garden, Dec. 2, 9 and 16, 11 a.m.-noon, $5. Create Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer using dried materials. Pre-registration required. (522-7066)

Tai Chi (Yang Style)
Windward Community College, Hale Kuhina 115, 45-720 Keaahala Roa., nine meetings, 6:30-8:30 p.m., $45. Learn this venerable Chinese martial arts to improve your mental and physical health. Pre-registration required. (235-7433,

Talk Story with Gov. David Ige
Pomaikai Ballrooms, Dole Cannery, 735 Iwilei Road, noon-1:30 p.m., $36-$60. Chamber of Commerce Hawaii has invited Gov. David Ige to provide an update to the business community on the state’s current fiscal situation, as well as on top issues facing Hawaii’s business owners and residents. Pre-registration required. (

‘Trumpeting Racism: Race, Politics and Economic Jeopardy for All’
UH-Manoa’s Architecture Auditorium, 6 p.m., free. Ian Haney Lopez discusses Donald Trump’s rise in the polls and racism in contemporary politics. (389-5736)

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. (

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)

Storytime with Meadow Gold Dairies’ Lani Moo and Calci
Kailua Public Library, 11 a.m., free. Lani Moo and Calci read stories about farm animals and healthy eating, with a meet-and-greet to follow. (266-9911)

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. (

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)

Ka ‘Ohana o Mele
Ala Moana Center, Center Stage, 7 p.m., free. (

Kainalu Elementary School Chorus and Percussion
Windward Mall, Center Court, 6:30-7:15 p.m., free. (235-1143)

Marine Forces Pacific Band
Pearl Harbor Visiting Center Lanai, 8:45-10 a.m., free. (

Royal Hawaiian Band
Ala Moana Center, Center Stage, 11 a.m., free. (

Vocal and Dance Expressions
Ala Moana Center, Center Stage, 5 p.m., free. (

‘Everything Before Us’
Consolidated Ward Theatres, 4:30 p.m. VIP screening, 7:30 p.m. general screening, $35-$55. Wong Fu Productions hosts a special screening of their film “Everything Before Us” for Hawaii fans. VIPs enjoy a special Q&A session with the group. (

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,

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)

Stay Stoked
Brue Bar, 119 Merchant St., Nov. 4-Dec. 10, 7 a.m.-4 p.m., free. Sam Guerrero displays the struggle between beauty and the cost of paradise. Opening reception is Nov. 4 from 5-7 p.m. (441-4470)

‘The Who’s Tommy’
Manoa Valley Theatre, Nov. 12-Dec. 13, Wednesdays-Thursdays at 7:30 p.m., Fridays-Saturdays at 8 p.m., Sundays at 4 p.m., $39-$20. Enjoy the explosive rock-n-roll musical, “The Who’s Tommy,” based on the iconic 1969 rock concept album. (

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)