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November 24

Sunday November 24
Becoming a Connoisseur of Happiness
Kailua Shambhala Meditation Center at Aikahi Shopping Center, 9-11 a.m., $10 suggested donation. Becoming a Connoisseur of Happiness part two: interdependence and de-constructing the story. All proceeds go to the Center. (754-7853)

Clay Creations
Art Explorium, Nov. 24, 10-11:30 a.m., $25/student, covers both session, suitable for ages 5 and older. Use low-fire clay to make a creative vision come to life. Learn various hand building techniques and surface design. Registration is required. (artexplorium.org)

Shippo: Japanese Enameling
Art Explorium, 1-3 p.m., $20/student, ages 5 and older. The ancient art of Japanese enameling is to apply enamel color on a metal base. Learn to create jewel-like enamel artwork such as keychains, magnets, boxes and more. Registration is required. (artexplorium.org)

A Shlock Rock Concert
Temple Emanu-El, 11 a.m., free. Lenny Solomon presents “A Shlock Rock Concert” mixing well-known pop songs with Jewish themes, including performances by students from Temple Emanu-El’s School of Jewish Studies. (595-7521)

”Bringing It Home” Screening
Morning Brew in Kailua, 3 p.m., free. The film’s screening is part of a national grassroots screening tour across the country, which began with the film’s premier during Hemp History Week in June. Tiffany Seale, licensed massage therapist, hosts the film as part of he mission to educate the community about healthier alternatives. (492-0013)

Crafters Clearance Sale
Neal Blaisdell Center – Hawaii Suites, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., free admission. Featuring more than 30 tables of great deals from craft vendors as they clean out their craft rooms, garages and storage units. Items on sale include ribbons, fabric, lace, rhinestones, scrap booking papers and more. (nanstar@hawaii.rr.com)

Swing Dance Club Hawaii
Palladium at Ala Wai Golf Clubhouse, 6:30 p.m., $5-$8. Featuring music by Bert Burgess. Swing, cha cha, waltz, night club 2-step and more. (255-6095)

Toys For Tots Show and Shine
Contact your car club for meeting information, drop-off location is at 160 Ahui St., 8 a.m.-noon, contact for cost. All car clubs are invited to participate in the Toys for Tots 2013 Show and Shine. Collecting new and un-wrapped toys. (sonoue@hawaii.rr.com)

Bento Rakugo Performs
Pearl City Public Library, 2 p.m., free. Bento Rakugo performs in the traditional Rakugo (“fallen words”) storytelling style with a modern twist to the Japanese comedy. All stories spoken in English. Contact the library ASAP if special accommodations are needed. (453-6566)

Children’s Storytime
Kaimuki Public Library, Sundays through Dec. 15, 10:30-11 a.m., free. Children in preschool and older, accompanied by a parent or caregiver, are invited to listen to stories, participate in finger plays and rhymes, and make-and-take home a small craft to help them remember the day’s story. Contact the library ASAP if special accommodations are needed. (733-8422)

Gobble Gobble Gourds
Living Art Marine Center, 10-11:30 a.m., $12.50/gourd. Make your own unique island flavor turkey gourds, great as a gift to send home. Online reservations are required. (livingartmarinecenter.com)

Shippo: Japanese Enameling
Art Explorium, 1-3 p.m., $20/student, ages 5 and older. The ancient art of Japanese enameling (Shippo) entails applying enamel color on a metal base. Learn to create jewel-like enamel artwork such as keychains, magnets and more. Registration is required. (artexplorium.org)

Wonderful World of Wigglers
Hawaii Nature Center, 9:30-11:30 a.m., $10/non-member. Dig deep into the world of earthworms and discover how they jeep our soil healthy and strong. Learn how they survive living in the dirt and how they turn our waste into wealth. Bring a recycled clear soda bottle or tall juice bottle for making a wormery. (955-0100)

2nd Annual Miniature Art Show
Hoomaluhia Botanical Garden, Nov. 3-30, daily, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., contact for cost. An artists’ reception and awards take place Nov. 9 from 4 to 6 p.m. (393-1040)

Bollywood and Beyond
University of Hawaii at Manoa East-West Center Gallery, Sept. 29-Jan. 12, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays, noon-4 p.m. Sundays, free. The exhibition focuses on the design and execution of Bollywood costume, featuring outfits worn in some of India’s most famous films. (944-7177, arts.eastwestcenter.org)

Convergence: Glitch_Click_Thunk
University of Hawaii at Manoa, UH Art Gallery, Oct. 6-Dec. 6, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Mon.-Fri., noon-4 p.m. Sun., free admission. The series encompasses and explores the impact of internet art, digital, electronic, sound and a wide range of new, traditional and hybrid technologies. (hawaii.edu/art/exhibitions/art_gallery)

Designers, Artists and Artisans
University of Hawaii at Manoa East-West Center Gallery, 2-3 p.m., free. As part of its Bollywood and Beyond exhibit, the East-West Center hosts an illustrated talk titled, “Designers, Artists, Artisans: The People Who Make Bollywood Costume Magic,” by guest curator and assistant professor from the Department of Theatre and Dance, Cheri Vasek. (944-7177, arts.eastwestcenter.org)

Outsider
Gallery on the Pali, Nov. 10- Dec. 12, 10 a.m-6 p.m. Mon.-Fri., 2-6 p.m. Sat. and Sun., free. “Outsider” features the latest works by Bernie Moriaz. A reception takes place Nov. 15 from 5 to 7 p.m. (unitariansofhi.org/gallery)

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