October 27

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Saturday October 27
Dance Workshop
Palladium, Ala Wai Golf Course Clubhouse, Oct. 27-28, call for details. SDCH is bringing Michael Kiehm to Hawaii for a two-day workshop. (778-6480)

First Aid, CPR, AED Instructor Course
American Red Cross, 8:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m., $640. Learn the skills necessary to respond appropriately and save a life. Call to register. (1-800-733-2767)

Grow Your Own Probiotic Medicine: Kombucha
The Greenhouse, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., $20. Herbalist and ethnobotanist Laura Weiss will explain the magnificent health benefits and teach you to grow the probiotic living beverage kombucha. Register online. (thegreenhousehawaii.com)

Halloween Tie Dye Workshop
371 Ilimalia Loop, Kailua, 9:30-11:30 a.m. session 1, 12:30-2:30 p.m. session 2, 3:30-5:30 p.m. session 3, $20/2-hour of studio time. Call for reservations. (220-5691, stircrazy@hawaii.rr.com)

Healing Plants Of Hawaii
The Green House, 1:30-3:30 p.m., $20. Register online. Smell, taste, and learn about some wonderful medicinal herbs that you can grow or wild harvest in Hawaii. (thegreenhousehawaii.comh)

HYC Fall Classes
Honolulu Badminton Club, Saturdays until Dec. 8, 10 a.m., 11 a.m. teen glee, $152. HYC (ages 5-12) is a non-audition youth showchorus servicing their community through music! HYCTeenGlee! (ages 12-17). (hawaiiyouthchorus@yahoo.com, 623-2411)

Orchid Culture
Foster Botanical Garden, 9:30-11:30 a.m., garden admission. Learn the basics of growing and caring for orchids. Call for reservations. (522-7064)

Beauty Is A Beast
Kaimuki High School Performing Arts Center, Oct. 27 at 7 p.m., with 3 p.m. matinees on Oct. 28, $10/adult, $5/students, military and seniors. Written by Emmy Award-winning author, D.M. Bocaz-Larson, Beauty is a Beast is a magical fairy tale about a spoiled Princess named Beauty who has her life turned inside out. (733-4913)

Big Hairy Monster Ball
Tunnels in Kailua, 7 p.m. to midnight, tickets online. Music, food, BYOB, prizes for best costume and more. (hawaiianimalsanctuary.com)

Blood Drive
Kaneohe Bay Shopping Center, 7 a.m.-1:30 p.m., free. (bbh.org)

Craft & Gift Fair
Mililani Uka Elementary School, 94-380 Keahelani Ave., MIlilani, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., free admission. Over 100 of Hawaii’s most talented craft, gift, and food vendors to help you get a jump start on your Christmas shopping list.(biggerandbetter.com)

Get Good Dirt
Mulkern Nursery, 10 a.m., free. Take first step toward a beautiful landscape by establishing healthy soil with landscape industry veteran Kevin Mulkern. RSVP required. (nursery@mulkernlandscaping.com)

Haunted House
Ewa Pointe Marketplace, 91-1001 Kaimalie St., $5. Special Education Center of Hawaii 3rd Annual Ewa Beach Community Center Haunted House. (734-0233)

Kupuna Power
McKinley High School cafeteria, 9-10:30 a.m., free. Celebrate kupuna and supply them with important information relating to everyday life as a senior. (586-6740)

Multi-Family Garage Sale
2651 Pali Highway, 7 a.m.-2 p.m., free. In conjunction with The Children’s Center’s Holiday Faire, the white elephant is opening its doors early from 7-8:30 a.m. (595-6341)

Recycle Drive
Kailua Intermediate School, 8 a.m.-3 p.m., free. Material Accepted: Computers, monitors, laptops, printers, fax machines, servers, telecom equipment, wires. (488-8872)

Trick-or-treat Parade
Market City Shopping Center, 6-8 p.m., free. Children 12 years and younger will be guided through a safe trick-or-treat parade through the shopping center. Complimentary picture taking by AP Snapshots. (734-0282)

Fisheries In Your Neighborhood
Pearlridge Center Uptown center court, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., free. Keiki and adults will enjoy hands-on activities and a variety of science exhibits. (pearlridgeonline.com)

Halloween Festival Of Fun
Wahiawa Town Center, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., free. Activities for keiki, sponsored by the merchants. Costume contest for kids 12 and under. Magic show at 12:30 p.m. (221-2774)

Holiday Faire
2651 Pali Hwy., Honolulu, 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., free. The Children’s Center’s 28th Annual Holiday Faire. (722-8141)

Land Of Fire And Ice
Children’s Discovery Center, until Dec. 16, visit website for schedule, $10/general, $8/kamaaina and military. Traveling exhibit that will allow children and adults to explore dinosaur habitats to learn about how these mysterious animals lived and to use inquiry skills to examine what they left behind. (discoverycenterhawaii.org)

Pumpkin Carving Festival
Windward Mall Center Court, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., free. So you think you can carve! Bring the whole family to Windward Mall to make Halloween’s most festive decoration, the Jack-o-Lantern. (pumpkincarvingfestival.org)

Hawaii Kai Towne Center, 5-8 p.m., free. Island keiki and their families –including pets— are invited to Hawaii Kai Towne Center for a safe, fun night of trick-or-treating and activities, including a keiki costume contest and the Surf Paws pet costume contest. (hawaiikaitownecenter.com)

Superhero Halloween
Salt Lake Shopping Center, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., free. There will be a costume contest, superheroes, trick-or-treating, games, activities, and more. (saltlakeshoppingcenter.com)

Niu Valley Campus, 10 a.m.-4 pm., free. Join Honolulu Waldorf School for a unique family fair that features live entertainment, classrooms transformed into treasure caves, toy shops, face-painting boutiques and puppet shows. (377-5471)

Josh Sharp Performs
3rd Cup Cafe and Venue, 7:30 p.m., free. Josh Sharp plays acoustic contemporary music. (3rdcupcafe.com)

Peter Eldridge Live
BYU-Hawaii McKay Auditorium, 7:30 p.m., $3/general, $2/BYUH faculty and staff, college students free. Vocalist/pianist Peter Eldridge of the Grammy-winning New York Voices will perform with Crosscurrent, the BYU-Hawaii Faculty Improv Ensemble, in an evening of contemporary jazz and Latin-inspired music. (sosina.feinga@byuh.edu)

The Bikini Knights Live
Five O Bar and Lounge, 9 p.m. to midnight, free. Catch some live contemporary reggae music by the Bikini Knights “Protector of All Things Sexy.” (922-0550)

Velez Sez! Performs
Jazz Minds, 9 p.m. to 2 a.m., Oct. 27 and Nov. 24$10. The incredible Gerardo Velez leads a brand new group, combining elements of Latin Jazz & Soul. This is a night not to be missed! Riya on vocals, Bonny B on drums, Ethan on keys, Mark on bass. Latin Jazz / r&b. (945-0800)

Wine Tasting Fundraiser
3660 On The Rise, 6-8:30 p.m., $125. The event will feature fine wines from prominent vineyards, the exquisite culinary delights by 3660 on the Rise and Hawaiian and Jazz music to listen to as guests mingle amongst the Silent Auction offerings. (779-9513)

Building Your Home For Life
Honolulu Country Club, 9-11 a.m., free. Homeowners will discover where to start, how to select a builder, what to watch out for, as well as what one needs to know about residential design, setting a budget, estimating, financing and scheduling. Register online. (grahambuilders.com)

Cat Fanciers Association Championship
McCoy Pavilion at Ala Moana Park, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., $4/adults, $2/children and seniors. This is a CFA certified championships cat show with four International judges who will judge cats in four categories. (782-7067)

Fear, Fun & Food
Kalaheo High School gym, 3-5:30 p.m. family friendly, 6-10 p.m. extra creepy, $5 admission. Kalaheo’s class of 2013 presents Haunted Hotel Kalaheo. (254-7900 ext. 283)

Hallo-Wine Tasting & Silent Auction
Koolau Ballrooms, 5:30-9 p.m., $70/door, $50/YMCA members, $55/seniors and military. Enjoy delicious heavy pupus, fine wines provided by Tamura’s Fine Wine & Liquors, live island music by Walt Keale and more. (261-0808)

Chinatown Arts District, 5:30 p.m., free. Chinatown Arts District transforms into a surreal amalgamation of costumed crazies and frenzied rhythms. Wristband $10 before 7:30 p.m., $15 after. (hallowbaloo.com)

Halloween Costume Party
Mo-Joe’s Sports Bar & Grill, 8 p.m. pumpkin carving, 10 p.m. costume contest, call for more information. (254-7900 ext. 282)

I See Dead People
Oahu Cemetery, 6-8 p.m., $25/adult, $20/seniors and children. Meet at the chapel. Call for reservations. (261-0705)

International Sports Fest
Ko Olina, Oct. 27-28, visit website for schedule, cost and to register. Includes a variety of events featuring running, swimming, and bicycling as well as access to clinics, seminars, exhibits, and more offered by a Health & Fitness Expo. (koolinatriathalon.com, 782-2161)

Kava Festival
UH Manoa, McCarthy Hall, 9 a.m.-6 p.m., free. Live performances, kava tasting, educational talks and demonstrations will occur all day. (221-4327)

Monster Ball
Tunnels, 221 Iliaina St., Kailua, 7 p.m. to midnight, $30/presale, $35/door. Live band, costume contest, heavy pupus, BYOB. (hawaiianimalsanctuary@hawaiiantel.net)

Hawaiian Mission Houses, 6-9 p.m., $10/over 13 years, $6/children 6-12. Guests will have a chance to take a downtown ghost tour with experienced investigators and hear strange, inexplicable stories. Before you go home, have a family face-painting experience or have your own “Zombie Portrait” drawn. (missionhouses.org)

The Dance Of The Dead
Breaker’s Bar and Grill, call for times, $10 without costume, $5 with costume. Pabst Blue Ribbon presents “The Dance of the Dead” DJ GabStop. (381-7737)

Things Japanese Sale
Japanese Cultural Center of Hawaii, Oct. 27 to Nov. 10, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday to Saturday, call for more information. (945-7633)

Thrill The World
Magic Island, 9 a.m., free. The dance will be simultaneously danced throughout the world on that day. (741-6397)

Walk With The Dead
Honolulu/Chinatown area, Oct. 27-31, tours begin at 7 p.m., $35. Ages 21 and older. Reservations are required. Participants are encouraged to wear comfortable walking shoes. (395-0674)

Windward Business Expo
Le Jardin Academy, Oct. 27-28, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., visit website for more information. The Kailua Chamber of Commerce brings you the Inaugural Windward Business Expo 2012 providing a professional backdrop to showcase your business, with sponsor the Honolulu Star-Advertiser. (kailuachamber.com)

Orvis Auditorium, UH Manoa Campus, 7:30 p.m., tickets online. Asian American Story Theater. Modern and traditional folktales from Asia. (etickethawaii.com)

Tenney Theatre, St. Andrew’s Cathedral, Oct. 27 4:30 and 7:30 p.m., workshop at 2:30 p.m. Oct. 27, $20/general, $15/senior, $10/kids. Haunting Tales (some done in Shadow Puppets) from Samoa, Maine, Japan, Persia, Italy, Hawaii with storyteller Jeff Gere. (839-9885, htyweb.org/plays/spooky)

TAG Graffiti Paint-out
McCully-Moiliili neighborhoods, 8 a.m. to noon, free. This semi-annual clean up Includes painting over or removing graffiti, removing stickers, and picking up trash. (944-4656, marinhi@aol.com)