December 12

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Wednesday December 12
How to Start a Small Business
Homer A. Maxey International Trade Resource Center, Conference Room M-401, 10 a.m.-noon, $10. Learn about all the important factors of starting a business on Oahu. (

Blood Bank of Hawaii
Hale Kalanianaole, Bloodmobile, 9:45 a.m.-1 p.m., free. Donate blood and save lives. Pre-registration recommended. (848-4770,

Blood Bank of Hawaii
Kapilina Beach Homes, Bloodmobile, 3-6:15 p.m., free. Donate blood and save lives. Pre-registration recommended. (848-4770,

Blood Bank of Hawaii
Sheraton Waikiki, Kauai Ballroom, 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., free. Donate blood and save lives. Pre-registration recommended. (848-4770,

Rapa Nui: The Untold Stories of Easter Island
Bishop Museum, Castle Memorial Building, 1525 Bernice St., Nov. 3-May 5, museum hours, contact for cost. See more than 150 cultural treasures and never-before-seen biological specimens, allowing visitors to learn about the environment of Rapa Nui, the island’s unique history and about how the island community is striving for sustainability in a global context. (

Hokulani Imaginarium, 7 p.m., $6-$8. Hokulani Imaginarium presents “Stargazing” with Krissie Kellogg. Payments must be cash or check. Reservations recommended. (235-7433,

Photos with Santa
Ala Moana Center, mall level 2, Mauka Wing, Nov. 10-Dec. 14, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sundays, contact for cost. Get the family together and grab a picture with Santa Claus. No personal cameras permitted. (

Welcome to Narnia
Waianae Public Library, 85-625 Farrington Hwy., 3:30 p.m., free. Waianae Library will provide Narnia-inspired activities and crafts following a short reading from “The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe.” (697-7868)

Holiday Concert Series
Kahala Mall, 4211 Waialae Ave., Dec. 12-19 and 21-24, contact for times, free. More than 60 schools, piano and dance studios, hula halau, choirs, community groups, Kahala Mall carolers and top artists will give special festive performances. (

Holiday Pops
Hawaii Theatre Center, 7:30 p.m., $27-$79. Hawaii Symphony Orchestra, led by maestro Rob Fisher, presents a seasonal celebration of holiday favorites, featuring classics with local flair. (

Jenna K
Basalt, 2255 Kuhio Ave., 6 p.m., free. Enjoy an evening of R&B, pop and contemporary music. (

Mele Mai Paki Lima Handbell Concert
Mililani Public Library, 95-450 Makaimoimo St., 6 p.m., free. The Mele Mai Paki Lima Handbell Ensemble performs holiday favorites. (, 295-2107)

Richard Marx
Blue Note Hawaii, Dec. 12-15, 8 p.m., $85-$150. (

Saloon Pilots
Hard Rock Cafe, 280 Beach Walk, 9-11 p.m., free. See a live performance by Oahu’s premier bluegrass and Americana music band. (955-7383)

Bountiful Season
Honolulu Country Club, Lobby Gallery, 1690 Ala Puumalu St., daily through Feb. 9, 8 a.m.-4:40 p.m., free. Peruse a multimedia 2D festive holiday season art show featuring local artwork in oils, acrylics, watercolor, mixed media and photography. (286-5675,

Hawaii State Art Museum, 250 S. Hotel St., gallery hours through January, free. See an exhibition that focuses solely on artistic depictions of men. (586-9959)

Paintings by Kealohilani ‘Sam’ Ahai
Gallery on the Pali, 2500 Pali Hwy., Dec. 2-Jan. 10, gallery hours, free. View the artistic works of retired canoe coach Sam Ahai. (

Peggy Chun
Louis Pohl Gallery, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesdays-Fridays, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturdays through Dec. 31, contact for cost. Peruse the works of artist Peggy Chun. (