November 18

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Wednesday November 18
Docent Training Workshop
Hawaiian Mission Houses, 553 S. King St., Nov. 18 from 4:30-7:30 p.m., Nov. 21 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m., free. Learn about a pivotal time in Hawaii’s history to become a docent at Hawaiian Mission Houses. Pre-registration required. (447-3918,

Intuitive Healing Channel & Psychic Surgery
Waikiki Resort Hotel, Orchid Room, 460 Koa Ave., $120-$145. Practitioners of reiki and energy healing can learn to develop a deeper, stronger connection with their spirit guides. (

Learn How to be a Psychic Reader
Waikiki Resort Hotel, Orchid Room, 406 Koa Ave., 11 a.m.-4 p.m., $120-$145. Gail Thackray teaches attendees how to communicate with loved ones on the other side, develop intuition and more. (

Speaking of Health: Transformations in Head and Neck Cancer
The Queen’s Medical Center, Queen’s Conference Center, 6-7 p.m., free. Learn how amazing advances such as 3D printing are being used to provide the best results in head and neck cancer surgery and quality of life after treatment. Pre-registration required. (691-7117,

Cookies with the Law School Admissions Director
UH-Manoa, William S. Richardson School of Law Library, 2525 Dole St., 4-5 p.m., free. Grab a cookie and get answers to your questions about the Law School and the admissions process. RSVP requested. (

Free Xeric Seed Program
Halawa Xeriscape Garden, 99-1268 Iwaena St., Wednesdays and Saturdays in November, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., free. Pick up free seeds of Lignum Vitae and other plants this month at the garden. (748-5320)

Kau Kau at Ka‘elepulu Elementary School
Ka‘elepulu Elementary School, 4:30-7 p.m., free. Eat and enjoy dinner from local food trucks, and help support the school’s music, art and PE programs. (266-7811)

Shichigosan Children’s Festival
Hawaii Kotohira Jinsha – Hawaii Dazaifu Tenmangu, Oct. 18-Nov. 22, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., $60. Receive a Shichigosan blessing for children age 3, 5 and 7, with a kimono dressing, omamori, chitose ame candy and goody bag. (841-4755,

Starwood Waikiki Holiday Market
Sheraton Waikiki Hotel, Kauai/Maui Ballrooms, 7:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., free. Holiday gifts, handmade crafts, jewelry and baked goods. (931-7761)

Waianae Library Book Club
Waianae Public Library, 6 p.m., free. Waianae Library Book Club discusses “Guns, Germs and Steel” by Jared Diamond. (697-7868)

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

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)

Storytime with Meadow Gold Dairies’ Lani Moo and Calci
Aiea Public Library, 11:30 a.m., free. Lani Moo and Calci read stories about farm animals and healthy eating, with a meet-and-greet to follow. (483-7333)

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. (

Mango Season Duo
Lulu’s Waikiki, 6-9 p.m., free. (383-3103)

Royal Hawaiian Band
Ala Moana Centerstage, 11 a.m., free. (922-5331)

Association of Hawaii Artists Miniature Show
Ho‘omaluhia Botanical Garden, Visitor Center Gallery, 45-680 Luluku Road, Nov. 2-29, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., free. Association of Hawaii Artists hosts its third annual Miniature Show. Reception is Nov. 14 from 4-6 p.m. (

‘Astronomy’s Limitless Journey: A Guide to Understanding the Universe’
UH-Manoa’s Hamilton Library, Room 301, 4 p.m., free. Book talk and signing by Gunther Hasinger, director of the Institute for Astronomy, on his book, “Astronomy’s Limitless Journey: A Guide to Understanding the Universe.” (956-5776)

Duke Paoa Kahanamoku
Bishop Museum, Aug. 9-Nov. 30, normal museum hours, $19.95-$8.95/museum admission. Bishop Museum honors the legacy of Duke Kahanamoku with a special exhibit featuring archival video and photos, objects from his life, fun activities and more. (

Harue McVay: Retrospective Ceramic Exhibition
Gallery Iolani at Windward Community College, Oct. 25-Nov. 25, weekdays and Sundays from 1-5 p.m., free. UH professor Harue McVay celebrates a long career in ceramics in this retrospective. Reception set for Oct. 25 from 2-4 p.m. (236-9155,

‘Jimi T’s Artworks’
Gallery on the Pali at First Unitarian Church of Honolulu, 2500 Pali Hwy., Nov. 8-Dec. 3, Tuesdays-Fridays from 10 a.m.-6 p.m., weekends from 2-6 p.m., free. Jimi Tablante displays his art in watercolor and mixed media, portraying life on Oahu. Opening reception is Nov. 13 from 6-8 p.m. (, 595-4047)

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 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)

Native Voices
UH-West Oahu Library, exhibit runs through November, Monday-Thursdays from 7:30 a.m.-9 p.m., Fridays from 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturdays from 10 a.m.-5 p.m., free. Learn more about native peoples’ concepts of health and illness in this traveling national exhibit. (597-6550 ext. 804)

‘New New York’: Abstract Painting in the 21st Century
UH-Manoa’s Art Building, Art Gallery, Oct. 4-Dec. 4, weekdays from 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Sundays from noon-4 p.m., free. This exhibit examines the phenomenon and reasons for the resurgence of abstraction. Works by 29 New York artists are featured. (956-6888,

‘Paper Planes’
Ward Village Information Center Courtyard, 1240 Ala Moana Blvd., 6 p.m., free. Watch a screening of “Paper Planes,” about an Australian boy’s dream to compete in the World Paper Plane Championships in Japan, plus popcorn and family activities from Hawaii Children’s Discovery Center. Part of the Ward Village Keiki Courtyard Cinema series. (

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,

Revolution in (Re)Form: More Thoughts on Abstract Painting
UH-Manoa’s Art Building, Art Auditorium, 6:30-8 p.m., free. Visiting scholar Marco Antonini discusses recent trends in contemporary abstract painting. (956-6888)

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)

Tea Bowl Exhibit
Louis Pohl Gallery, 1142 Bethel St., Oct. 13-Nov. 23, Tuesdays-Fridays from 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturdays from 11 a.m.-3 p.m., free. Celebrate tea and pottery with Lauren Okano, Clayton Amemiya, Carl Fieber, Daven Hee, Ken Kang and Yukio Ozaki. Artist reception Nov. 6 from 6-9 p.m. (521-1812)

‘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. (

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)