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Nicole Kato

December 26

Wednesday December 26
COMMUNITY
Nanea Kalikimaka Celebration Of Lights
Departs Ward Warehouse fronting Zpizza, across from TJ Maxx, until Dec. 30, tours at 6, 6:45, 7:30 and 8:15 p.m., check in 15 minutes prior, $10. New Double Decker vehicles (75 passenger). Call for reservations. (591-2561)

Xtreme BUGS
Bishop Museum, Dec. 8-March, visit website for schedule and cost. Along the exhibit, there will be interactive signs and graphics illustrating amazing facts about some of the smallest creatures. (847-3511)

MUSIC
Sasha Yates and Mike Barques
JJ’s Bistro and French Pastry, 6-8:30 p.m., free. (398-1339)

SPECIAL EVENTS
Allantown Display
Hawaii State Library, until Dec. 31, call for times. See a miniature version of a busy little town in full holiday/winter mode created by nonagenarian Allan Wallace; suitable for all ages. (586-3555)

Anime Art Contest
Liliha Public Library, until Dec. 31. Young adults in grades 6 through 12 are invited to submit artwork prepared in anime style. The first 100 entrants will receive a free Manga instructional booklet. (587-7577)

Japanese Buddhist Temples In Hawaii Exhibit
Japanese Cultural Center, Community Gallery, Dec. 1-Feb. 22, Mondays to Saturdays 10 a.m.-4 p.m., call for more information. These objects, as well as the architectural elements of the temple itself, have meanings that are often hidden in ancient symbolisms. (945-7633)

Call To Artists
Pauahi Tower, until Feb. 23. Announcing The Association of Hawaii Artists’ 43rd Annual Contemporary Show. Visit website for prospectus. (associationhawaiiartists.com)

THE ARTS
Dancing The Spirit
East-West Center Gallery, until Jan. 6, free. Korean masked dance and drama takes various forms and names in different parts of the Korean peninsula, but the characters and the performance patterns recur in comic scenes performed at festivals and open-air markets. (eastwestcenter.org)

David Behlke
HPU Art Gallery, until Jan. 11, free. The majority of this exhibit consists of works on paper, watercolors – some with pen and ink, gold leaf or other light refractive surfances. (hpu.edu)

Face To Face
Gallery on the Pali, Dec. 2-27, free. This work has been produced since moving to Oahu from the Caribbean in response to my encountering a new world, particularly in regard to the Pacific Islander and Asian peoples. (595-4047)

Figures Exhibit
Andrew Rose Art Gallery, until Dec. 28, free. Figures is the gallery’s first themed holiday-season group exhibition. (andrewrosegallery.com)

HI Fashion: The Legacy of Alfred Shaheen
Bishop Museum, Nov. 9 to Feb. 4, visit website or call for admission. The ground-breaking aloha wear designs of Alfred Shaheen are returning to their birthplace of Honolulu for an exhibit at Bishop Museum. (bishopmuseum.org, 847-3511)

Historic Boat Photo Exhibit
The Royal Hawaiian Resort’s Coronet Lounge, until Jan. 31, free. This rare collection of photographs features the S.S. Lurline, Hula Boat Day greeting of passengers arriving at Aloha Tower, The Royal Hawaiian Band playing music at Aloha Tower, original Royal Hawaiian luggage tags and more. (starwoodhotels.com)

’Home’ Exhibit
Second Floor at Cedar Street Galleries, until Jan. 13, free. Featuring Lynn Liverton, Katherine Love and Kirsten Rae Simonsen. (589-1580)

Internacional: The Art Of Kat Reeder
The Manifest Hawaii, Dec. 14-Jan. 13, free. Known for her beautiful illustrations of local girls, Reeder will be presenting a series of images depicting different girls from around the world. (katreeder.com)

Recent & Retrospective
Loading Zone Arts, Dec. 7-28, 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.” (loadingzonearts.com)

Wicked
Neal Blaisdell Concert Hall, Nov. 22-Jan. 12, tickets available online. WICKED, with music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz. (1-800-745-3000, ticketmaster.com/wicked)

Apple iPhone 4S Workshop
Verizon Wireless, Pearl Highlands Center, 5-6 p.m., free. Attend this workshop to learn how to navigate and customize your device, use camera and camcorder functions and utilize the Notification center and iCloud. (456-0687)

Head And Neck Cancer Support Group
Kaiser Permanente Mapunapuna Clinic, noon to 1:30 p.m., free. Call for more information. (432-8538)

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