November 23

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Wednesday November 23
Adult and Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED
American Red Cross Hawaii Chapter, 4155 Diamond Head Road, 9 a.m.-3:20 p.m., $110. Get trained to recognize and care for victims of illness and sudden injuries and life-threatening respiratory or cardiac emergencies in adults, children and infants, and learn how to use an AED. Pre-registration required. (1-800-733-2767,

American Red Cross Hawaii Chapter, 4155 Diamond Head Road, 9 a.m.-noon, $70. Learn to recognize and care for victims of life-threatening respiratory or cardiac emergencies and to use an AED on adults. Pre-registration required. (1-800-733-2767,

Adult First Aid/CPR/AED
American Red Cross Hawaii Chapter, 4155 Diamond Head Road, 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m., $90. Get trained to recognize and care for victims of illness and sudden injuries and learn how to administer CPR and use an AED for life-threatening respiratory or cardiac emergencies on adults. Pre-registration required. (1-800-733-2767,

Comedy U
Anna O’Brien’s, 8:30 p.m., $7-$5, age 21 and up only. Daryl Bonilla, Jeremiah and Carlos Lara perform, followed by Open Mic Comedy. Musical guest is Aaron Pennington. (

Blood Bank of Hawaii
Taste Tea, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., free. Donate blood and save lives. Pre-registration recommended. (848-4770,

Free Xeric Seed Giveaway
Halawa Xeriscape Garden, Wednesdays and Saturdays in November, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., free. Pick up a free Christmas Candle Plant cutting. (, 748-5315)

Kailua High School Thanksgiving Imu
Kailua High School, 3-4:30 p.m. Nov. 23 dropoff, 8-9:30 a.m. Nov. 24 pickup, $25/per tray. Raise funds for Kailua High School’s athletics program with its traditional imu. Bring a disposal aluminum tray of thawed, season, chilled and well-wrapped meat, covered in foil. (266-7910, 391-8275)

Holiday Season Kickoff
Royal Hawaiian Center, 5:30-8 p.m., free. Santa arrives at Royal Hawaiian Center with help from the UH-Manoa Band Drumline, Halau Hula Olana, Kapena and more. (

Photos with Santa
Ala Moana Center, Ewa Wing, Nov. 12-Dec. 15, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. weekdays, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sundays; 9:30 a.m.-9 p.m. Dec. 16-23, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Dec. 24, check website for cost. Take photos with Santa for the holidays. (

Santa’s Beach House
Ward Entertainment Center, Box Office level, Nov. 19-Dec. 24, check website for hours, $23/package. Take photos with Santa as he relaxes at his beach house. (

St. Mary’s Dominican High School
Ala Moana Center, Centerstage, 7 p.m., free. (

Thanksgiving Celebration with Anuhea and Friends
Blue Note Hawaii, Nov. 22-26, 6:30 and 9 p.m., $25-$45. (777-4890,

Association of Hawaii Artists Miniature Show
Hoomaluhia Botanical Garden, Visitor Center Gallery, Nov. 6-26, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., free. AHA hosts its fifth annual miniature show. (, 230-3189)

‘Ayanuji: Okinawa’s Traditional Culture: Past and Present’
UH-Manoa’s East-West Center Gallery, Sept. 25-Jan. 8, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays, noon-4 p.m. Sundays, free. Examine the ties between Okinawa and Hawaii with collections of textiles, lacquerware, ceramics, carvings, glass and more. (, 944-7177)

‘confluence 4’
Windward Community College, Oct. 28-Nov. 28, 1-5 p.m. weekdays and Sundays, free. The college displays student work from its studio art classes in ceramics, design, color theory, drawing, painting photography, screen printing, sculpture, and gallery design and management. (236-9155,

David Harada
Waikiki Parc Hotel Promenade, Nov. 17-Feb. 3, business hours, free. David Harada displays his sculptures at the hotel. (956-8364)

‘Dora and Diego Let’s Explore!’
Bishop Museum, Oct. 8-Jan. 8, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., $10.95-$22.95. Learn more about space, plants, animals and rainforests with Dora and Diego of the hit Nickelodeon shows. (

‘Eia Au: Here in the Islands’
Mission Social Hall and Cafe, Sept. 23-Dec. 21, business hours, free. Marcia Timboy displays her work. (

‘Fall Leaves Christmas Sings: The Season’s Gift Show’
Louis Pohl Gallery, Nov. 1-Dec. 24, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, free. (521-1812)

‘High Impact’
Honolulu Country Club Gallery, 1690 Ala Puumalu St., Oct. 16-Nov. 26, 8 a.m.-6:30 p.m. weekdays, free. (

‘Imayo: Japan’s New Traditionalists’
UH-Manoa’s Art Gallery, Oct. 2-Dec. 2, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. weekdays, noon-4 p.m. Sundays, free. Six Japanese artists showcase their mastery of history and the technical aspects of Japan’s pre-20th century art and craft traditions. (956-8364)

‘Journeys: Heritage of the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands’
Bishop Museum, Aug. 13-Jan. 29, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., $22.95-$12.95. Explore the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands, their biodiversity and cultural significance. (

‘Maka Ha’
The ARTS at Marks Garage, Nov. 1-26, noon-5 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays, free. This exhibit dedicated to the Makahiki and Hawaiian New Year features work by Carl F.K. Pao, Kupaa Hee, Cory Taum and Nicole Naone. (

‘Patterns Under Pressure’
Brue Bar, 119 Merchant St., exhibit on display through November, business hours, free. Printmaker Paula M. Nokes displays her work. (441-4470)

‘The Art of Total Life Recovery’
Gallery on the Pali at First Unitarian Church, Oct. 23-Dec. 1, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesdays-Fridays, 2-6 p.m. weekends, free. The Total Life Recovery Program at Women’s Community Correctional Center presents their artwork. (595-4047,

‘The Elephant Man’
Manoa Valley Theatre, Nov. 17-Dec. 14, Wednesdays-Thursdays at 7:30 p.m., Fridays-Saturdays at 8 p.m., Sundays at 4 p.m., $40-$20. Manoa Valley Theatre presents “The Elephant Man,” about John Merrick, a horribly deformed young man, and his friendship with physicist Frederick Treves. (