November 3

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Sunday November 3
Holiday Craft Fair
Temple Emanu-El, 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m., free admission. The Sisterhood of Temple Emanu-El holds its annual holiday craft fair featuring handmade crafts and jewelry, Judaica and Hanukkah items, baked treats and more. (, 380-3273)

I Love Hula in Kailua
Between Macy’s and Pier One, 3 p.m., free. Halau Mohala ‘Ilima led by Mapuana de Silva perform. (263-7073,

Shinshi Kyokai Mission, 9 a.m.-noon, free admission. The Fujinkai of the Shinshu Kyokai Mission of Hawaii holds its annual mini-bazaar featuring a variety of local foods, white elephant items and plants for sale. Proceeds from the fundraising event go to Fujinkai (women’s auxiliary) to support temple activities. (973-0150,

Preparing for Rising Flood Insurance Premiums
Coldwell Bankers Pacific Properties Kapolei Commons, 5:30 p.m., free. Coldwell Banker Pacific Properties hosts a seminar to inform participants about the upcoming changes in the FEMA flood zones and elevation requirements, which will cause large increases for affected areas. RSVP. (947-8101)

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)

Exploring Watercolors
Art Explorium, 1-3 p.m., $15/student, ages 4 and older. Create and play with watercolors, discover new hues and values, mix and let the colors flow. Learn more about different watercolor techniques and more. Registration is required. (

Shichigosan Children’s Festival
Contact for location Oct. 20-Nov. 24, contact for days, 8 a.m-4 p.m., $50 donation for blessing (includes blessing, Chitose-ame candy, omamori and gift), plus a $10 donation for the Kimono Preservation Fund. Receive a complimentary kimono rental and dressing upon request, offered on weekends only. Reservations are required. (

Dessert Fantasy 2013
Pacific Beach Hotel Grand Ballroom, 1-3 p.m., $25/pre-sale, $30/at the door, children under 5 are free. United Cerebral Palsy holds its Dessert Fantasy fundraiser. The event features 50 sweets in town and two hours of unlimited sampling. The event also includes entertainment, a silent auction and voting for the 2013 best dessert. (532-6744,

Heartaches & Heartbeats
Manoa Grand Ballroom at the Japanese Cultural Center, doors open at 7 p.m., $20, 2 canned donations get $5 off at the door. Featuring the music of Freddy Von Paraz, Level III and more. Pupu buffet and validated parking included. (271-2622, 561-6079)

Purple Light Vigil of Hope
Hawaii State Capitol Building, 5:30 p.m. registration, 6 p.m. ceremony, contact for cost. (

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,

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. (

Don’t Call it Bollywood!
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 presents an illustrated talk titled, “Don’t Call it Bollywood!: An Introduction to Tamil Popular Culture,” by S. Shankar, professor of English at UH. (944-7177,

Gallery on the Pali at First Unitarian Church of Honolulu, Oct. 6 through Nov. 7, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Mon.-Fri., 2-6 p.m. Sat. and Sun., free. Featuring paintings by Erin Browne Delventhal, a North Shore-based artist who creates work to heighten the viewer’s experience of where we live, find value in those moments shared with nature and the Aloha spirit. An artist’s reception takes place from 5 to 7 p.m. Oct. 11. (