October 14

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Friday October 14

Medicaid Planning/Long Term Care Issues
East Oahu Realty, 6600 Kalanianaole Hwy. #114, 9:30-10:30 a.m., free. Learn how to plan your finances for your long-term care needs. Pre-registration required. (396-2000)

Thanksgiving Hypertufa Planters
Halawa Xeriscape Garden, 6-7:30 p.m., $23-$18. Create custom-made containers that look like stone but are half the weight. Pre-registration required. (workshops@hbws.org, 748-5315)

Tradition in Japanese Art
UH-Manoa, Art Auditorium, 3-5 p.m., free. John Carpenter, curator of Japanese Art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, speaks. (956-8364)

Chinatown Invasion: Unscripted Comedy Show
Ong King Arts Center, 8 p.m., $10, age 21 and up. A night of unscripted comedy with Think Fast Improv and It’s Not Wolves! (thinkfastimprov.com)

Blood Bank of Hawaii
Central Pacific Bank Downtown at Harbor Square, 8 a.m.-12:45 p.m., free. Donate blood and save lives. Pre-registration recommended. (848-4770, bbh.org)

Blood Bank of Hawaii
Hawaiian Electric Company Ward, 8:30 a.m.-2:45 p.m., free. Donate blood and save lives. Pre-registration recommended. (848-4770, bbh.org)

Honolulu Orchid Society 77th Annual Orchid Show & Plant Sale
Washington Middle School cafeteria, 1633 S. King St., 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 14-15, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Oct. 16, free. Honolulu Orchid Society hosts its “Orchid Jackpot” to celebrate its 77th annual show with plant sales, daily demonstrations, orchid culture lectures and much more. (honoluluorchidsociety.org)

Parents and Children Together Domestic Violence Awareness Event
Windward Mall, Center Court, 5-8 p.m., free. Learn about domestic violence and how it can be prevented. (235-1143)

Psychic Medium Paul Smith
Paradise Park meeting rooms, 7:30 p.m., $15. Lopaka Kapanui introduces his colleague and psychic medium, Paul Smith, for an evening of paranormal discussion and psychic readings. (673-9099, mysteries-of-hawaii.com/october)

Keiki Nature Exploration
Wahiawa Botanical Garden, 10:30-11:30 a.m., free. Enjoy the garden as you use your sense of touch to explore various types of plant materials. Make a touch bracelet using materials found in the garden. Pre-registration required. (522-7066)

Waimea Valley Moon Walk
Waimea Valley, 8-9 p.m., $10. Take a walk through Waimea Valley by the light of the moonlight. Must exit valley by 10 p.m. (638-5864)

Irish Folk Music
Irish Rose Saloon, 479 Ena Road, 8 p.m.-1:30 a.m., $20-$15. Dark Warfield and The Young Wolf Tones, Call of Erin and The Crooked Jacks perform spirited Irish tunes. (irishpubshawaii.com/irish-music)

Jake Shimabukuro
The Republik, 8 p.m., $10-$15. Jake Shimabukuro celebrates the release of his new album, “Nashville Sessions.” (jointherepublik.com, 941-7469)

Royal Hawaiian Band
Iolani Palace, noon, free. (922-5331)

Simple Sessions
Lola’s Grill & Pupu Bar, 8-11 p.m., free. (596-8878)

The Granite Saints
Downbeat Lounge, 9 p.m., free, age 21 and up. The Granite Saints perform with Chocho and Censor This! (downbeatdiner.com)

Hawaii Zombie Crawl
Various locations in Chinatown, 5-10 p.m., $25-$18, age 21 and up. More than 13 Chinatown venues participate in a zombie-themed bar crawl. Get your makeup down at Nextdoor and head out to see specials, live performances from The Fresh Preps, Tavana, Serpico and The Sinners, and much more. (hawaiizombiecrawl.com)

Food & New Products Expo
Blaisdell Exhibition Hall, 5-9 p.m. Oct. 14, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Oct. 15 and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 16, $5-$3. More than 200 exhibitors show off local products with activities, giveaways and more. (blaisdellcenter.com)

Na ‘Ono o Manoa: The Flavors of Manoa
UH-Manoa’s Clarence T.C. Ching Athletics Complex, 4:30-8:30 p.m., free. Enjoy food trucks, vendors, appearances by UH athletic teams and coaches, the pep band and cheerleaders, prize drawings and more to celebrate Homecoming. (manoa.hawaii.edu/homecoming)

Hawaii Prince Hotel Waikiki, Oct. 14 and 15, 5:30-10:30 p.m., $10-$15. Enjoy the traditional beers, wines and liquor of Germany, as well as authentic cuisine from Guido Ulmann, eating contests and music from the Edelweiss Trio. (952-4789)

Ho‘okalakupua: Stories of Wonder and Spirits
Bishop Museum, Hawaiian Hall, 6 and 8 p.m., $25-$20. Listen to hair-raising, spine-tingling stories of wonder and spirits. (673-9099, mysteries-of-hawaii.com/october)

‘La Boheme’
Blaisdell Concert Hall, Oct. 14 at 8 p.m., Oct. 16 at 4 p.m., Oct. 18 at 7 p.m., $29-$130. Hawaii Opera Theatre opens its 2016-17 season with Puccini’s “La Boheme.” (tickets.hawaiiopera.org)

‘Maunakea Between Earth and Sky’ and ‘Tales of the Maya Skies’
Windward Community College, Hokulani Imaginarium, 7 and 8:15 p.m., $7-$5. Watch a special show in the imaginarium. (235-7433)